Jackson County Obituaries...

JUNE 25, 2003

Olivia Daniel and Shylivia Daniel
Olivia Daniel and Shylivia Daniel, infant daughters of Tavarious Daniel and Erica Mintz, both of Jefferson, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville, with the Rev. Julius Mack officiating.
Survivors, in addition to their parents, include a brother, Javarious Daniel, Jefferson; and grandparents, Rhonda and Arnold Bailey, Commerce, Steve Wiley, Winder, and Shelia Hunter and Bobby Daniel, both of Jefferson.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 25, 2003

Kitty L. Smithey
Mrs. Kitty L. Hudson Smithey, 62, of Braselton, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Smithey was born in Huntsville, Ala. She was retired from Fieldale and was of the Baptist denomination.
“She will be missed by many,” said family members.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 12, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Clinton Gooch officiating.
Mrs. Smithey is survived by her husband, Harrol Smithey, Braselton; four sons, Curtis Lovvorn, Lee Smithey and Joey Baird, all of Braselton, and Buddy Smithey, Humble, Texas; 23 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 25, 2003

Sheryl A. Ledbetter
Mrs. Sheryl Adams Ledbetter, 56, of Winder, died Saturday, June 21, 2003.
Born in DeKalb County, Mrs. Ledbetter was a daughter of the late William David Adams Sr. and the late Eva Mae House Adams.
She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and was a Paraprofessional at Kids R Kids Day Care Center in Suwanee. Mrs. Ledbetter was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Ledbetter Sr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Joel Shadburn and Terry Brock officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Jeff Rohme, Winder; sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Angie Ledbetter, Commerce, Billy Ray Jr. and Susan Ledbetter, Jefferson, and Tony and Anita Ledbetter, Winder; grandchildren, Amanda, Blake, Tyler, Maegen, Chase, Joshua, Jacob and Nicole; great-grandson, Chase; sisters, Janice Jennings and Becky Bonner, both of Winder, and Kay Canup, Braselton; sister and brother-in-law, Shelia and Gene Autry, Jefferson; brother and sister-in-law, David and Jackie Adams, Snellville; and several nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 25, 2003

Ralph ‘Pete’ Evans
Ralph “Pete” Evans, 90, of Hoschton, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Evans was born February 14, 1913, in Jackson County, a son of the late Carlton and Molly Reynolds Evans.
He was a retired truck driver for Yellow Freight Lines, with 35 years of service, and was a member of Zion Baptist Church, Braselton. Mr. Evans was also a member of the Rockwell Masonic Lodge #181 and a member of the Shriners.
He was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Evans.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Joe Vernon officiating. Burial was in the White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson. Members of the Rockwell Masonic Lodge served as pallbearers.
Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Evans, Hoschton; daughter, Brenda Sue Evans, Hoschton; son, Gene Evans, Buford; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Billy Holder, Hoschton; grandchildren, Vicky Adams, Steve and Vikki Evans, Kim and JR Hardigree, Donna and Olin Raynor, Scott and Dania Holder and Michelle and Jack Carter; great-grandchildren, John and Latoya Simmons, Skip Adams, Stevie Adams, Brittany Hardigree, Tegan Carter, Skylar Carter, Drew Holder, Devan Holder, Zoe Evans, Zackary Evans, Josh Whitt, Christopher Raynor, Kelly Raynor and Steven Raynor; great-great-grandchildren, Blaze Jacobs, Shiloh Adams and Kaitlyn Moon; and a great-great-grandchild on the way.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 25, 2003

Mildred H. Thornton
Mrs. Mildred Hardy Thornton, 82, of Winder, died Thursday, June 19, 2003.
Born in Barrow County, Mrs. Thornton was a daughter of the late Frank Marian Hardy and Lina Elrod Hardy. She was the wife of the late Harrison E. Thornton.
Mrs. Thornton was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Thornton is survived by Oliver and Deweyline Swords and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters, Blondean Kelly, Goebel Hardy, Gus Hardy, Henry Hardy, Elder Hardy, Melba Culberson, Etheline Hardy, Mary Elizabeth Mashburn and John Hardy.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 25, 2003

Harry N. Cronic Jr.
Harry N. Cronic Jr., 55, of Winder, died Sunday, June 22, 2003.
Mr. Cronic was born in Barrow County. He was a self-employed auto dealer and a member of Winder First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Cronic, and his mother, Martha Frost Cronic.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. John Talley officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Cronic is survived by his wife, Betty H. Cronic, Winder; sons, Keith Cronic and John Dyer, Winder; daughter, Kelly Lovell, Young Harris; his father and step-mother, Harry N. “Red” and Laralou Cronic, Winder; brother, David Frost, Winder; and grandchildren, Kaytlynn, Hope and Jake Cronic, Emily and Rachel Dyer and Tommy and P.J. Mitchell.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 25, 2003

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Sheryl
‘Shirley’ Adams
Ms. Sheryl “Shirley” Hardman Adams, 45, of Lilburn, died Saturday, June 14, 2003.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 16, in Wages Snellville Chapel of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service.
Ms. Adams is survived by two sons, Rodney Otis Wallace Jr., Nicholson, and Dennis Shane Hardman, Athens; one sister, Cynthia Diane McConnell, Lilburn; two brothers, Wayne McConnell, Lilburn, and Gene McConnell, Nicholson; and four grandchildren, Coty Hardman, Christopher Hardman, Brandon Wallace and Kyle Wallace. She was preceded in death by her mother, Runell Matthews.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 25, 2003
Marvin H. Jordan
Marvin H. Jordan, 90, of Maysville, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Jordan was born March 16, 1913, in Jackson County, a son of the late Gordon and Delia Parson Jordan.
He retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Maysville Baptist Church. Mr. Jordan was preceded in death by his wife, Kate Brown Jordan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Mr. Jordan’s son, the Rev. Grady Jordan, and the Revs. Tommy Childress and Henry Webb officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Don Jordan, Hartwell, and the Rev. Jordan, Carnesville; one brother, R.L. Jordan, Commerce; two sisters, Annie Mae Griffin, Cleveland, and Clammie Lyles, Commerce; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 25, 2003

Martha B. Perry
Mrs. Martha Bridges Perry, 82, of Commerce, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Perry was born in Oglethorpe County on July 27, 1920. She was a daughter of the late Wattie Davis and Leora Noell Bridges.
Mrs. Perry was a homemaker and a member of Berea Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Berea Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry James and Don Blalock officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Perry is survived by her husband, Guy Perry, Commerce; two sons, Keith Perry, Winterville, and Ray Perry, Commerce; one daughter, Carol Brann, Warrenton, Va.; one brother, Lindsey Bridges, Colbert; one sister, Daisy Adams, Commerce; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 25, 2003

Marian Wheless
Mrs. Marian Margie Wheless, 60, of Danielsville, died Sunday, June 22, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Wheless was a daughter of the late Griffin and Beatrice Saxton Williams.
She was retired from DuPont Company.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Jeff Lester officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Jonathon Stancil, Charles Burkhalter, Johnny Stancil, Justin Smith, Tommy Watson and Dustin Temple served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Sisk and Kim Butler, both of Danielsville; one son, Mitchell Wheless, Danielsville; one sister, Glinda Blalock, Nicholson; eight grandchildren; and two nieces, Beverly Gaddis, Nicholson, and Cindy Stancil, Jefferson.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 25, 2003


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