Jackson County Obituaries...

JULY 23, 2003

Jeffery E. Whitehead
Jeffery Eugene Whitehead, 46, of Jefferson, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Whitehead was the son of the late Eugene and Florene Carroll Whitehead.
He was a mechanic.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Central Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Fowler officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Amber Whitehead, Commerce; sons, Shawn Whitehead, Commerce, and Barry Whitehead, Duluth; and brother, Greg Whitehead, Clarkesville.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

Will Carter
Will David Carter, 57, of Hoschton, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at his home.
Born in Franklin County on August 2, 1945, Mr. Carter was a son of the late James and Reba Garner Carter.
He worked in construction.
Mr. Carter was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Carter, and three sisters, Ruby Nell Bruce, Hilda Brown and Barbara Jean Carter.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial was in Bowers Memorial Gardens. Dion Roach, Phil Allen, Greg Fowler, Charles Bradley, Kenneth Allen and Gene Carey served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Ford, Hoschton; sons, Jeremy Carter and James Carter, Hoschton; brothers, Durham Carter, Tom Carter and Roy Lee Carter, all of Canon; sisters, Annie Bell Hudson and Vickie Duncan, both of Canon, Mary Sue Allen and Linda Fowler, both of Royston, Peggy Gunter, Townsville, S.C., and Wanda Housley, Dahlonega; and four grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

Thelma M. Teet
Mrs. Thelma Mae Satcher Teet, 97, of Athens, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003.
Mrs. Teet was born in Meridian, Miss., on May 30, 1906, a daughter of the late Lloyd Melvin and Lillie Catherine Satcher, Meridian, Miss. She was married to the late Lloyd Morris Teet Sr., Greensboro.
Mrs. Teet had lived in Georgia for the past 82 years and worked as a Loom Fixer in the Puritan Cotton Mill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Teet was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Opal Miller, two sons, Lloyd Morris Teet Jr. and Adolphus Louis Teet; and a grandson, John Thomas Walls.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Johnny Knight officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Christian Church Cemetery. Mrs. Teet’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include five daughters, LaVerne Hayes, Watkinsville, Zadie Smiddy, Augusta, Anita Miller, Nicholson, Dianne Eades, Winterville, and Sue Robertson, Hampton; two sons, Franklin Delano Teet, Roanoke, Ala., and Lane Teet, Colbert; 31 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

Audrey
‘Reno’ Medley
Audrey Steve “Reno” Medley died in Daytona, Fla., on Tuesday, March 25, 2003, from an extended illness.
Born July 27, 1949, Mr. Medley was a son of the late Frank Medley and the late Sallie Mae McClouch. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Celeste Medley.
Mr. Medley was the grandson of George and Alice Medley, Jackson County, Burel Bird, Jefferson, and Pee Tom Griffith, Monticello.
He is survived by two children, Adrian Medley, Helen, and Jessica Medley, Daytona, Fla.; three brothers, Chuck Medley, Commerce, and Jimmy McClouch and Tom McClouch, both of Jefferson; and one sister, Michell Shephard, York, N.C.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

Edith C. Hillsman
Mrs. Edith Charlene Toney Hillsman, 74, of Swainsboro, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Emanuel Medical Center, Swainsboro.
Mrs. Hillsman was born in Jefferson on September 15, 1928, a daughter of the late Charles Rephard and Sallie Gibson Toney.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Tifton. Mrs. Hillsman was preceded in death by her husband, John Marvin Hillsman Jr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 18, in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Funeral Home, Tifton, with the Rev. Paul Thomas officiating. Burial was in Oakridge Cemetery. Ben Toney, Ryan Clanton, Steven Golden, Earl Franks, Andy Hillsman and Charles Hillsman served as pallbearers.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, John Marvin Hillsman III and Cindy Hillsman, Sandersville; daughter and son-in-law, Edith Toney and Barry Golden, Swainsboro; sister, Mrs. Dollie Crowder, Greenville; and five grandchildren, James Ryan Clanton, Hailey Hillsman, Steven Golden, Becky Golden and Tom Golden.
Bowen-Donaldson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

Mamie W. Batson
Mrs. Mamie West Batson, 91, of Athens, mother-in-law of Virgil Adams, of Athens and Jefferson, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003.
Born in Greene County, Mrs. Batson was a daughter of the late William F. and Jessie Overton Gunn.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethesda Baptist Church, Union Point, where she held the longest attendance as a member. Mrs. Batson was also a member of the Cora Dickens Sunday School Class and Happy Hearts.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Lee West, her second husband, Carl Batson, and a son, Gordon West.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Bethesda Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Olds officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bud Thornton, Greg Brown, Ronnie Yearwood, Wayne Jackson, Jerry Lunceford and Mercer Brown served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley W. Gentry, Athens; a son, Roger West, Greensboro; a sister, Frances Graham, Florida; and a brother, Otis Hall, Greensboro.
Donations may be made to the Bethesda Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Jerry Lunceford, 505 Crawfordville Road, Union Point, GA 30669.
Callaway Funeral Home, Union Point, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

Brian ‘B.J.’ Wilbanks Jr.
Brian Eugene “B.J.” Wilbanks Jr., 10, formerly of Clinton, S.C., and presently residing in Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, in Madison County.
B.J. was born in Laurens County, S.C., a son of Brian E. Wilbanks Sr., Gainesville, and the late Cheryl Donalene Motes Wilbanks.
He was a student at Danielsville Elementary School and a former student at Bailey Elementary School. B.J. was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Clinton, S.C. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Alvin Maynard Motes Sr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the First Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Pinelawn Memory Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include a brother, Thomas Jacob Wilbanks, Clinton, S.C.; a sister, Hazel Nicole Wilbanks, Danielsville; paternal grandparents, Paul and Nancy Wilbanks, Clinton, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Jean Baker and step-grandfather, Carroll Baker, Clinton, S.C.; and great-grandmother, Lucille Dunaway, Clinton, S.C.
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, c/o Dianne Gross or Julian Pearson, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.
Gray Funeral Home, Clinton, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

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Mollie B. Hall
Mrs. Mollie Baggett Hall, 95, of Winder, died Friday, July 18, 2003.
Mrs. Hall was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Winder and a member of the Susannah Wesley Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Garden Club.
Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Loy Braswell Hall.
Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the First United Methodist Church of Winder with the Rev. Terry Tippins officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Hall Harrison, Bethlehem; two granddaughters, Kelley Hall Tison, Athens, and Bobbie Ann Reynolds, Atlanta; four great-grandchildren, Anne Marie Tison, Brian Jameson “Jay” Tison II, Graham Harrison Reynolds and Matthew Brevard Reynolds; and a sister, Eunice Garrett, Douglasville.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

Douglas Frix
Douglas Frix, 79, of Maxey, died Saturday, July 19, 2003.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Frix was the son of the late Dank Frix and Leila Sears Frix.
He was a retired painter and of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Frix was preceded in death by two sons, L.P. Frix and James Frix.
Mr. Frix is survived by his former wife, Mary Frix, Athens; daughter, Mrs. Marcia Holder, Maxey; son-in-law, Jim Bob Sapp, Maxey; grandchildren, Sissie and Anthony Holder, Brandy Holder and Hank Butler; and six great-grandchildren.
No funeral services are planned.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

Mary L. Roberds
Mrs. Mary Lee Roberds, 75, of Winder, died Friday, July 18, 2003.
Born in Barrow County, Mrs. Roberds was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Will Hall and Queenie Thomas Hall. She was the wife of the late Collier Roberds.
Mrs. Roberds was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.
She was a loving wife and mother, stated family members.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. John Burchfield and Jennifer Horton officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a son, Tony Roberds, Loganville; a step-daughter, Colleen Cucott, Winder; sisters, Gertrude Wall, Statham, and Vera Hunter, Winder; and three grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

Mary McElreath
Mrs. Mary E. Brooks McElreath, 89, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. McElreath was born in Madison County on November 26, 1913. She was a daughter of the late Oscar David and Vevie Lovern Brooks.
She was a farmer and homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mrs. McElreath was twice married, first to the late Goss Norton, and second to the late John Henry McElreath.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Otto and Johnny Brooks, and three sisters, Lena Herbert, Willie Maude Powers and Margaret Gurley.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 18, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Coy Brooks, Comer; a step-daughter, Velma Barber, Watkinsville; two grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

Ida Mae Weaver
Mrs. Ida Mae Weaver, 79, of Danielsville, died Monday, July 14, 2003.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 18, in the Macedonia Holiness Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Bales, Danielsville, and Sandra Fowler, Hull; one son, Johnny Sorrow, Comer; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003

Cheryl M. Wilbanks
Mrs. Cheryl Motes Wilbanks, 31, formerly of Clinton, S.C., presently residing in Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Barrow Community Hospital in Winder.
Born in Newberry County, Mrs. Wilbanks was a daughter of Jean Motes Baker, Clinton, S.C., and the late Alvin Maynard Motes Sr., and was the mother of the late Brian Eugene “B.J.” Wilbanks Jr.
Mrs. Wilbanks was a devoted mother and homemaker and attended the First Assembly of God Church, Clinton, S.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the First Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Pinelawn Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Wilbanks is survived by her husband, Brian E. Wilbanks Sr., Gainesville; a son, Thomas Jacob Wilbanks, Clinton, S.C.; a daughter, Hazel Nicole Wilbanks, Danielsville; her mother and step-father, Jean and Carroll Baker, Clinton, S.C.; a brother, Alvin Maynard Motes Jr., Clinton, S.C.; a step-brother, Gordon Baker, Marietta; and sisters, Dianne Long, Clinton, S.C., Angela Groves, Cayuga Falls, Ohio, and Dee Miller, Union, S.C.
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, c/o Dianne Gross or Julian Pearson, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.
Gray Funeral Home, Clinton, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 23, 2003


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