Jackson County Obituaries...

JULY 2, 2003

Herschel
W. Brewer
Herschel Washington Brewer, 92, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at St. Mary’s Nursing Home, Athens.
Born September 1, 1910, in Jackson County, Mr. Brewer was the son of the late Tom and Lillie Bell Fields Brewer.
He was a retired security guard with Standard Coosa Thatcher and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Walter Swain and Palmer Pace officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson. Kevin Davis, Michael Patton, Rodney Patton, Roger Patton, Mike Pruitt and Raymond Simmons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Gee Brewer, Jefferson; a son, James R. Brewer, Morrisville, Pa.; a daughter, Rachel Davis, Gainesville; a sister, Virginia Reynolds, Thomson; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 2, 2003

Charles E. Ross
Charles Eugene Ross, 55, of Athens, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Born in Jackson County on May 23, 1948, Mr. Ross was a son of Mary Frances Logan Ross, Athens, and the late Eldon Grant Ross. He was employed in floor installation with Bradshaw Carpet Co. and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church, Athens.
Mr. Ross was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Ross Hughes.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson, with the Revs. Bill Carpenter and Dennis Kesler and Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Gene Aaron, Paul Bradshaw, Roger Dills, Roger Duncan, Stanley Duncan and Curt Vick served as pallbearers.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Ross is survived by his wife, Shelby Duncan Ross, Athens; three sisters, Doris Ivie, Nicholson, and Lisa Ross and Margaret Stringer, both of Athens; and one brother, Terry Ross, Nicholson.
Memorials may be made to Galilee Christian Church, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549, or to Crooked Creek Baptist Church, Jefferson River Road, Athens, GA 30607.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 2, 2003

Robert H. Howard
Robert Harold Howard, 82, of Jefferson, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born March 5, 1921, in Jackson County, Mr. Howard was a son of the late Ernest Lee and Alma Carruth Howard. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Howard served during World War II. He was the retired owner of Howard Kennels, with 27 years of service, and was a member of Ebenezer Methodist Church, Jefferson. Mr. Howard was also a member of the Field Trial Association of Bird Dog Trainers and was a Mason.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Tina McDaniel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Tilly Welborn officiating. Burial was in the Howard Family Cemetery, Jefferson. Mike Carron, Steve Collins, Robert Glass, Theron Keslet, Kim Kimbrell, Joe Simmons and Tom Venable served as pallbearers.
Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Frankie Howard, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Janet H. and Stanley Morris, Jefferson; sisters, Jean Hayes, Statham, Newell Long, Atlanta, and Elaine Sims, Decatur; brothers, Dwight Howard, Tucker, and Ralph Howard, Decatur; and granddaughter, Amanda Jill Morris, Jefferson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer Methodist Church, c/o Sandra Venable, 3221 Highway 124 West, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 2, 2003
Clarence G. Couch
Clarence George Couch, 85, of Commerce, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at the VA Hospital in Augusta, following an extended illness.
A native of Geneva, Ala., Mr. Couch was the son of the late Marshal Frank and Rosa Belle Couch. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Couch served in the U.S. Army and received several medals for his service to his country. He was a retired inspector with Bethlehem Steel Co.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Couch is survived by his wife, Dorothy Couch, of the home; a daughter, Shirley Bond, Commerce; and a granddaughter, Christine Bond, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 2, 2003


Ruby Evans
Mrs. Ruby Evans, of Com-merce, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Evans was a daughter of the late Charlie and Minnie Hanley.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Charles Reese and Wendell Hanley officiating. Burial was in the Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Evans is survived by her husband, John Evans, of the home; one son, Paul O’Kelley, Maysville; three daughters, Martha O’Kelley Watkins, Union Grove, N.C., Vivian Cromer, Commerce, and Dianne Swaim, Danielsville; two brothers, Paul Hanley and Billy Hanley, both of Commerce; two sisters, Cornelia Poe, Commerce, and Jane Schwetz, Newnan; eight grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 2, 2003

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Sarah C. Bookout
Mrs. Sarah Catherine Gordon Bookout, 73, of Commerce, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Bookout was born June 15, 1930, in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Willie F. and Vassie Lewallen Gordon.
She retired from Avon and was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church, Commerce. Mrs. Bookout was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Bookout.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 30, at Ridgeway Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Manus and Clarence Martin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, David Bookout, Carnesville, and Richard Bookout, Commerce; five brothers, Benny Gordon and William Gordon, both of Maysville, Eugene Gordon, Mableton, Robert Gordon, Jonesboro, and Winfred Gordon, Carnesville; one sister, Reba Ogles, Mableton; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 2, 2003


Jerry
‘Buddy’ Dunagan
Jerry “Buddy” Dunagan, 63, of Winder, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Dunagan was a son of the late Herman Dunagan Sr. and Maggie Nell Chapman Dunagan.
Mr. Dunagan served with the 101st Airborne of the U.S. Army and retired from Lockheed-Martin. He was a member of the Mustang Club and was very active in dirt track racing. Mr. Dunagan was a former driver, as well as a car owner, and won many races. He was regarded to many as being one of the best racers in the area.
Mr. Dunagan was preceded in death by a son, Rusty Dunagan.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 3, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Johnny Wright officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Dunagan is survived by his wife, Carolyn S. Dunagan, Winder; daughter and son-in-law, Dana Dunagan Waldrop and Tim Waldrop, Winder; grandchildren, Brayden and Russell Waldrop; brother, Herman Dunagan Jr., Winder; and sisters, Pat Dunagan, Bethlehem, and Nita Tate, Winder.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 2, 2003
Joan M. Spivey
Mrs. Joan Millie Spivey, 55, of Homer, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at her residence of an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Spivey was a daughter of the late Darnell and Lola Spivey Meeks.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Spivey, of the home; two sons, Jason Spivey and Jeremy Spivey, both of Homer; one daughter, Jessica Spivey, Homer; one brother, Robert Meeks, Decatur; two sisters, Barbara Watkins, Homer, and Wanda Chitwood, Baldwin; and three grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 2, 2003

Leonard G. Carroll
Leonard Gray Carroll, 74, of Maysville, died Sunday, June 29, 2003.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Carroll is survived by three daughters, Robbie, Sandra and Rebecca; one son, Gary; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Dean Meeks and family.
Wages & Sons, Inc., Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 2, 2003


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