Jackson County Obituaries...

JULY 9, 2003

Robert Christopher
Robert Christopher, 67, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003.
Mr. Christopher was employed as a truck driver and was a member of Romans Road Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at Romans Road Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger Hardy and Joe Hardy and Larry Rieves officiating.
Mr. Christopher is survived by his wife, Florine Christopher, Jefferson; children, Bobby and Zonda Christopher and Rickie and Julie Christopher, all of Jefferson, and Shirley and Don Wells, Stockbridge; sisters, Mary Dodd, Cumming, and Faye Swafford, Jefferson; sister-in-law, Cloe Christopher, Duluth; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Robert Christopher Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 674, Lawrenceville, GA 30046-0674.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 2003

Francine B. Willoughby
Mrs. Francine Brock Willoughby, 63, of Nicholson, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at her residence.
Born November 14, 1939, in Jackson County, Mrs. Willoughby was a daughter of the late Calvin and Hattie Patton Brock.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Howard Rhodes and Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Watson, Maysville, and Tim Watson, Nicholson; three daughters, Tracie Flores and Gail Moore, both of Nicholson, and Deborah Willoughby, Center; four brothers, Grant Brock, Commerce, ODean Brock and Paul Brock Jr., both of Nicholson, and Thomas Brock, Statham; two sisters, Sarah Lee Adams, Arcade, and Josie Gary, Nicholson; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 2003

James W.
‘Billy’ Barrett
James William “Billy” Barrett, 29, of Danielsville, died Thursday, July 3, 2003.
Mr. Barrett was born October 28, 1973, in Clarke County, a son of David Hardman, Danielsville, and the late Lynn Haggard Hardman.
He was employed in construction and was a member of Rogers Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Douglas Duncan and Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in the Rogers Baptist Church Cemetery.
In addition to his father, Mr. Barrett is survived by a daughter, MaKenna Barrett, Danielsville; and a brother, Jeff Barrett, Danielsville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 2003

James E. Higgins
James Edward Higgins, 65, of Commerce, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Greenville, S.C., Mr. Higgins was a son of the late Earl J. and Cordelia Lott Higgins.
He retired from the National Guard and was a retired poultry worker.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Earl Brock officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Higgins is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Higgins, of the home; one son, Jerry Higgins, Whitley City, Ky.; four daughters, Vickie Thomason, Maysville, Deborah Kates, Cumming, Lesie Coleman, Cleveland, and April Williamson, Lula; one brother, Tommy Higgins, Cartersville; seven sisters, Martha Leake, Gainesville, Elizabeth Strait, Cornelia, Mary Vecchione and Margie Winkler, both of Hiawassee, Linda Sanders, Dahlonega, Dorothy Bennett, Mayo, Fla., and Cheryl Higgins, Gainesville; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 2003

Leroy Reynolds
Leroy Reynolds, 61, of Commerce, formerly of Rutherford County, N.C., died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Rutherford County, N.C., Mr. Reynolds was a son of the late Lawson and Edna Wilson Reynolds.
He was a retired textile employee.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27, in the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. David Coffey officiating.
Survivors include two brothers, Jim Reynolds, Caroleen, N.C., and Gab Reynolds, Forest City, N.C.; and two sisters, Dot Henson, Henrietta, and Betty Reid, Taylor, Texas.
Harrelson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 2003

Lee R. Hill
Lee Roy Hill, 64, of Danielsville, died Monday, July 7, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Hill was a son of the late Roy and Annie Sue Bridges Hill.
He was self-employed and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Ed Hunsinger and Stanley Huntsman officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Sally Hunsinger Hill; a daughter, Barbara Baker, Commerce; brothers, Ralph Hill, Athens, and Paul Hill, Danielsville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 2003

Larry W. Brookshire
Larry W. Brookshire, 55, of Commerce, died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Brookshire was born February 9, 1948, in Jackson County, a son of the late Robert C. Brookshire and the late Linda Huff Brookshire. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robin Brookshire.
Mr. Brookshire was a telephone lineman and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Jerry Lance officiating. Burial was in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Brookshire is survived by his step-mother, Glennie Brookshire, Atlanta; four sisters, Martha Jean Brookshire and Effie Marie Craft, both of Atlanta, and Wanda Sue Pynes and Joyce Swartz, both of Loganville; parents, Billy and Carolyn Waters, Pendergrass; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Larry W. Brookshire Fund, c/o Sherry Healan, 1060 Jones Road, Bogart, GA 30622.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 2003

Ethel J. Jordan
Mrs. Ethel Jones Jordan, 93, of Lula, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a period of 2 1/2 years of declining health.
Born November 16, 1909, in Franklin County, Mrs. Jordan was a daughter of the late Andy and Janie Jordan Jones.
She was a homemaker and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. An avid quilter, she loved to serve her family and church.
Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt D. Jordan, two grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. David Harbin, James Duncan and Mark Stroud officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Wilma Sheridan, Mrs. Bobbie Carpenter, Mrs. Lavern Saxon and Mrs. Elaine Wilson, all of Lula, Mrs. Margaret Dooley, Perry, Mrs. Emily Perry, Commerce, and Mrs. Gayle Wright, Athens; sons, Harold Jordan, Richard Jordan and Dayle Jordan, all of Lula, Talmadge Jordan, Maysville, Charles Jordan, Gainesville, and Stanley Jordan, Douglasville; sister, Gladys Pruitt, Homer; 26 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 747 Rock Springs Road, Lula, GA 30554.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 2003

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Jane W. Keefe
Mrs. Jane West Keefe, 78, of Danielsville, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Keefe was born July 29, 1924, in Pelham, the daughter of the late Robert and Jessie Sizemore West.
She was a homemaker and a member of Ila Baptist Church. Mrs. Keefe was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Keefe Jr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 7, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Brian Stowe and Skip Wisenbaker officiating. Burial was in the Ila Cemetery. Eli Carlan, Webb Gordan, Sean Keefe, Will Keefe, Joe Tetu, Mark Savage and Timmy Gordan served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four sons, Christopher R. Keefe, Spartanburg, S.C., Gary D. Keefe, Stockbridge, Timothy R. Keefe, Maysville, and William T. Keefe III, Danielsville; one daughter, Lynn K. Rightmyer, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; one sister, Joy Wisenbaker, Webster, Fla.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 2003

Hester H. Cronic
Mrs. Hester Hayes Cronic, 96, of Gainesville, died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Cronic was a daughter of the late George and Milbrey Greeson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Cronic Sr., and a son, Clyde Cronic Jr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Bruce Fields and Jeff Benefield officiating. Burial was in the Hoschton Cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, George W. and Gretal Cronic, Gainesville, John W. and Doris Cronic, Cleveland, and Frank and Treva Cronic, Maysville; daughters and sons-in-law, Grace and Asa Autry, Gainesville, and Joyce and Tom Lott, Cleveland; daughter-in-law, Bess Cronic, Gainesville; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 2003

Jimmy L. House
Jimmy Lewis House, 60, of Winder, died Saturday, July 5, 2003.
A lifetime resident of Barrow County, Mr. House was a son of Rob E. House, Winder, and the late Corine Austin House.
He was employed with Pittman Construction Co. and was a member of Chapel Christian Church. Mr. House was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Joe Sims.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Chapel Christian Church with the Rev. Jim Stevens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to his father, Mr. House is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joyce Kennedy House, Winder; sons, Dwain House, Michael House and Terry Cain, all of Winder; daughters, Sherry Casper, Winder, Tammy Griffeth, Grayson, and Tracy Wilson, Statham; brother, Bobby House, Union City; and 13 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B-2, Athens, GA 30605.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 2003

Lois Casper
Miss Lois Casper, 96, of Winder, died Monday, July 7, 2003.
Miss Casper was born in Barrow County, a daughter of the late J.W. and Sarah B. Casper.
She was employed with Carwood Manufacturing for 38 years and was a member of Chapel Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Jim Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Miss Casper is survived by four nieces and one nephew.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 9, 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 Kesler, Kim Kimbrell, Justin Gooch, Tom Venable and Kyle Wood 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 9, 2003


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