Jackson County Obituaries...

JULY 16, 2003

Juel M. Daves
Mrs. Juel Morris Daves, 79, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at her home from an extended fight with cancer.
Mrs. Daves was a homemaker for most of her life, was active in the First Christian Church of Jefferson, and was later an employee of Jefferson Mills in Jefferson. She also enjoyed traveling and being outdoors.
She was a native of Banks County and the daughter of Thomas Christian and Mary Eugenia Scales Morris. She and her six brothers and sisters grew up in both Banks and Jackson counties.
Mrs. Daves was the widow of Boyd L. Daves, an employee of Jackson EMC, a farmer and a former Jefferson City councilman.
She is survived by three daughters, Priscilla Daves, Jefferson, Teresa and Ed Sauls, Jefferson, and Lucretia Sears, Lawrenceville; a beloved grandson, Jonathan Boyd Sears, Lawrenceville; a special grandson, Chase Enix, Snellville; one sister, Montine Pritchett, Commerce; two brothers, Thomas “Junior” Morris, Commerce, and John H. “Aytch” Morris, Anderson, S.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, from Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Gerald Mitton officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Nick Enix, Drew Couch, Erik Hodge, David Thompson, Chris Stewart, Bobby Wilton, Jonathan Seuferth, Shawn Sanchez, Jeff Walden and Matt Maddox.
Donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 2625 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 205, Atlanta, GA 30339.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Johnny V. Cash
Johnny Vance Cash, 60, of Arcade, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003.
Mr. Cash was a son of the late John Dooley Cash and the late Tinnie Hagwood Cash.
He was a retired welder.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kelby Maxwell officiating. Burial was in the Flowery Branch Cemetery.
Mr. Cash is survived by a brother, Daniel Orr, Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Reba S. Wade
Mrs. Reba Smallwood Wade, 84, of Stone Mountain, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Embracing Hospicecare.
Mrs. Wade was born April 6, 1919, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Tom and Drucilla Gibson Smallwood.
She was a homemaker and a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Mrs. Wade was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Wade.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 14, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Byron “Butch” Lee officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Wade, Stone Mountain; one daughter, Sandra Eubanks, Stone Mountain; one brother, Tom B. Smallwood, Commerce; one sister, Lonnie Mae Williams, Commerce; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Mary N. Culpepper
Mrs. Mary Nelle Gee Culpepper, 89, of Pendergrass, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at a private nursing home.
A lifelong resident of Jackson County, Mrs. Culpepper was a daughter of the late Beatty and Mae Smith Gee.
She was retired from Gold Kist and was a member of Pendergrass Baptist Church. Mrs. Culpepper was preceded in death by a daughter, Gladys Smelley.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Mark Spence and Scott Culpepper officiating. Burial was in the Pendergrass Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Joe D. and Marilyn Culpepper, Sandersville, and the Rev. Scott and Ann Culpepper, Gainesville; son, Jack Culpepper, Monroe; daughter and son-in-law, Dot and Harold Kinney, Talmo; son-in-law, Nathan Smelley, Suwanee; 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Wilma Dodd, Oakwood, Dot Nabors, Jefferson, Sylvia Underwood, Talmo, and Betty Sosebee, Jefferson; brother, Herman Gee, Jefferson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Pendergrass Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Dixon M. Glover
Dixon M. Glover, 79, of Atlanta, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, July 13, 2003, surrounded by his family at DeKalb Medical Center.
Mr. Glover grew up in Monticello, and graduated from North Georgia College. He was a World War II veteran and returned to receive his masters degree from the University of Georgia. He was a distinguished educator serving for 38 years as a teacher, coach and principal, beginning in Dublin, Wrens, Commerce and Cartersville. Mr. Glover retired as principal from Druid Hills High School of Atlanta, after 13 years. He served as a Field Representative of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.
Mr. Glover was a devout Methodist and long-time member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur. He was a member of the Laurel Ridge Lodge Lions Club and a member of the Atlanta Senior Golfers Association.
“He was a beloved role-model of hard work, integrity and compassion to all the teachers and students he guided, taught and coached over his many years of service as an educator,” stated family members. “He remained keenly interested in all his former students and was particularly proud of his own children and grandchildren.”
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
Mr. Glover is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen Adams Glover; daughter, Callie Spencer, Duluth; sons, Dixon Glover III, Houston, Texas, Robert T. Glover, Ponte Vedra, Fla., and Allen A. Glover, Grayson; sister, Mary K. Tamson, Danville, Va.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church or to a charity of one’s choice.
A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Directors, Decatur, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Clarence C. Lacey
Clarence Coley Lacey, 88, of Commerce, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, following a brief illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Lacey was the son of the late Calvin and Jeanie Arnold Lacey.
He was retired from James Short Ford.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 14, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Stuart Lang and David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Lacey is survived by his wife, Kate O. Lacey, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, William and Faye Lacey, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Annette and Billy Hanley and Gladys and Earl Embrick, all of Commerce; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Emma S. Cofer
Mrs. Emma Sue Hale Cofer, 93, of Nicholson, widow of the late Albert Jackson Cofer, died Sunday, July 13, 2003.
Mrs. Cofer was born in Clarke County, a daughter of the late Homer G. Hale Sr. and Effie Bramblett Hale.
She was the oldest member of Princeton United Methodist Church and was retired from Chicopee Manufacturing Co.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Princeton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Repetske Jr. officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Mrs. Cofer’s nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Toula Cofer Jarrett, Nicholson; son and daughter-in-law, Randall J. Cofer and Carol Cofer, Watkinsville; grandchildren, Douglas E. Jarrett, Timothy Jarrett, Randal N. Cofer, Corban L. Cofer and Caroline D. Cofer; great-grandchild, Shelby Jarrett; sisters, Ida Kilgo, Athens, Evelyn Fowler, Winterville, and Fay Rice, Hull; and brothers, Jimmy Hale and Hugh Hale, both of Athens.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Princeton United Methodist Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

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Allen A. Crocker
Allen Augustus Crocker, 85, of Atlanta, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Emory University Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Crocker was born April 18, 1918, in Jackson County, a son of the late Ezra Joel and Allie Allen Crocker.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was the former owner of L&M Market in Midtown. Mr. Crocker was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Covington Crocker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Lee Crocker, Atlanta, and Mark Crocker, Rex; and two sisters, Willo Baxter, Commerce, and Virginia Kell, Suwanee.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Ruth B. Cole
Mrs. Ruth B. Cole, 52, of Hoschton, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003.
Residing in Barrow County for most of her life, Mrs. Cole was a daughter of the late Garland and Mamie England Bagwell.
She was a retiree of Mitsubishi Electronics.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 11, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Cole is survived by her husband, Ricky Cole, Hoschton; daughter, Lisa Miller, Hoschton; son, Ronnie Meeks, Conyers; sister, Eva Gale, Hull; brother, Richard Bagwell, Mitchell; and three grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Virlyn Skinner Sr.
Virlyn Skinner Sr., 71, of Maysville, formerly of Winder, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003.
Born in Barrow County, Mr. Skinner was a son of the late Than and Lena Mae Doster Skinner.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator and of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Skinner was preceded in death by two sons, Virlyn Skinner Jr. and Alfred Skinner.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kevin Burgess officiating. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Skinner is survived by his wife, Barbara “Bobbie” Skinner, Maysville; four children, Anita Phillips, Huntsville, Ala., Barbara Campbell, Buford, and John Skinner and Marie Porter, both of Maysville; one sister, Louise Patton, Winder; two brothers, Byron Skinner and Myron Skinner, both of Winder; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Bobby McDaniel
Bobby McDaniel, 69, of Winder, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Robert Jones, Steve Roberts, Linwood Smith and Ray Fumea officiating.
Mr. McDaniel is survived by his wife, Helen McDaniel, Winder; daughters, Tonya Brady, Auburn, and Tammy Gurule, Buford; son, Bobby McDaniel Jr., Auburn; sister, Peggy Hubbard, Greensboro; brothers, Brennon McDaniel, Winterville, James McDaniel, Commerce, C.W. McDaniel, Dawsonville, and Billy McDaniel, Greensboro; six grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Olin K. Haley
Olin Key Haley, 93, of Jefferson, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County on January 10, 1910, Mr. Haley was a son of the late John William Russell Haley and Laura Pittman Haley.
He was a graduate of North Georgia College and Madison A&M and attended Flight School at Randolph Field. Mr. Haley was an aviation pioneer with the FAA in a managerial and administration capacity. He was a member of the Masons, Quite Birdsmen, the Association of Retired Federal Employees, the AARP, and Pi Kappa Alpha.
Mr. Haley was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Margaret Whitton Haley.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Dr. Thomas Lawrence officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mr. Haley is survived by his wife, Mabeth Ann Storey Haley, Jefferson; daughters, Margaret Haley Townsend, New Orleans, La., and Jan Haley Lawrence, Asheville, N.C.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to an organization of one’s choice.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Norma L. Benton
Miss Norma Lanelle Benton, 65, of Powhatan, Va., formerly of Cave Springs, died Saturday, July 5, 2003.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating.
Miss Benton is survived by two brothers, Lamar Benton, Powhatan, Va., and Travis Benton, Duluth; one sister, Nancy Benton, Frederick, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Robert Y. Smith
Robert Young Smith, 63, of Forest Park, died Friday, July 4, 2003.
Mr. Smith was born December 9, 1939, a son of the late Dewitt Smith and Emma Smith.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Smith and Jerry Smith.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Parkway Garden Chapel in Forest Park.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Margie Smith, Forest Park; four sons, Mike Smith, Nicholson, Mitch Smith, Watkinsville, Robbie Smith, Stockbridge, and Steve Smith, Newnan; three daughters, Debbie S. Rowe, Winder, and Angela Daniel and Carla Burk; one sister, Ann Randall, Lilburn; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003

Wanda R. Atkins
Mrs. Wanda Ruth Harvey Atkins, 68, of Jefferson, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Atkins was born April 2, 1935, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Walter B. Harvey Sr. and Nettie Ruth Mixon Harvey. She was the wife of the late Gene Atkins.
Mrs. Atkins was a secretary.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Rick Lane officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Jonathan Harvey, Brian Hays, Jack Hays, Shea Hughes, Leonard Lewellen and Tom McCormack served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, Bret Atkins, Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Doris Childers, Roanoke, Va., Peggy Fulford, Okeechobee, Fla., Marguerite Knowles, Ocala, Fla., and Barbara Sharp, McMinnville, Tenn.; and brother, Walter B. Harvey Jr., Jefferson.
Memorials may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 767 Oglethorpe Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 16, 2003


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