Jackson County Obituaries...

AUGUST 6, 2003

Paula Y. Jump
Mrs. Paula Yvonne Jump, 25, of Commerce, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Jump was born August 4, 1977, in Baldwin County, a daughter of Mildred Ann Wagner Shirley, Jefferson, and the late Jack Edgar Shirley.
She was a homemaker and a member of Revival Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, in the Revival Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Winford Page officiating.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Jump is survived by her husband, Sonny Allen Jump, Commerce; daughter, Tiffany Amber Jump, Commerce; step-daughter, Michaela Michelle Jump, Eatonton; sisters, Wanda Abernathy and Elizabeth Clark, both of Jefferson; and brother, Charles Richard Clark, Gainesville.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

Thomas L. Howington
Thomas L. Howington, 83, of Nicholson, a former member of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Howington was born August 20, 1919, in Jackson County. He was the son of the late Henry A. and Lela Smith Howington.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Howington was a retired poultry and cattle farmer and a member of Nicholson Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows and Hudson Lodge #294.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Ervin Goss and Terry Smith officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mr. Howington is survived by his wife, Marceline Watkins Howington, Nicholson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

J.C.
Wilson
J.C. Verner Wilson, 79, of Athens, died Saturday, August 2, 2003.
Born in Banks County, Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Thomas and Eddie Lord Wilson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Fitzpatrick Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was retired from Oliver Rubber Company, with 32 years of service. Following his retirement, he was employed as a dealer transfer driver with University Ford-Lincoln-Mercury.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Wilson served with the Seabees in the South Pacific. He was a member of American Legion Post #20, the VFW, the Moose Club and the Hardee’s Breakfast Club. He was also a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Johnny Fitzpatrick, Mike Woods, Bobby Anderson, Billy Styron, Stanley Hunter, Harry Wilson and Wayne Edins served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Thornton and members of the American Legion Post 20.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Frances C. Wilson; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Sylvia D. Wilson, Athens; step-children and spouses, Ms. Phobe Henderson, Athens, and Vici and Lewis Parr, Sally and Charles White and Randall Wheeless, all of Jackson County; sisters, Zelma Smith, Thelma Smith, Dorothy Lord and Janelle Chandler, all of Commerce, and Louise Anderson, Madison County; brother, Henry Lee Wilson, Clarke County; grandchildren, Cynthea Wilson, Stephanie Wilson and Tommy Wilson Jr.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

William L.
Fleming Sr.
William Lawson Fleming Sr., 72, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Fleming was born October 15, 1930, in West Monroe, La., the son of the late William Harold Fleming Sr. and Clara Mae Morehead Fleming.
He was a retired Long Term Care Administrator.
Private services were held Friday, August 1, in Evans Memory Gardens, Jefferson.
Mr. Fleming is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Fleming, Jefferson; daughters, Viki Sheryl Cook, Monroe, La., and Lora Elisa Volpe, Delray Beach, Fla.; sons, Harold Bernard Fleming, Hoschton, and William Lawson Fleming Jr., Jefferson; and two grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the Cancer Coalition of America, 9396 Richmond Ave. #307, Houston, TX 77063.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

Paula Wehunt
Mrs. Paula Delayne Wilson Wehunt, 55, of Carnesville, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Wehunt was born in Marshall County, Ala., on June 9, 1948. She was a daughter of Mary Sue Piotrowski, Carnesville, and the late Edward Gerald Wilson, and the step-daughter of the late Blondell Ham Wilson.
Mrs. Wehunt was an office manager. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kelly Gerald Wilson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, August 4, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Louie Mabry officiating. Burial was in Cary Memorial Gardens. Rodney Pelles, Mitch Floyd, Earl Small, Jimmy Floyd, Joshua Garmon and Jim Anderson served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, William Roger Wehunt; son, William Keith Wehunt, Carnesville; daughter, Shari Wehunt Johnson, Douglasville; sisters, Cynthia Wilson Anderson, Hoschton, and Cewilla Wilson Garmon, Loganville; and three grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

Paul Manny
Paul Stewart Manny, 53, of Nicholson, died Saturday, August 2, 2003.
A native of DeKalb County, Mr. Manny was the son of the late Charles Stewart and Edith McCay Manny.
He was a carpenter.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, in Decatur Cemetery.
Mr. Manny is survived by his wife, Charlene Mattice Manny; four step-daughters, Deborah Ann Gillespie, Bogart, Cynthia Ann Kunath, North Carolina, Laurie Ann McWhorter, Watkinsville, and April Ann Pallo, Kennesaw; sister, Gail Hock, Norcross; and five grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

James W. Thompson
James Wiley Thompson, 86, of Ivy, S.C., died Thursday, July 31, 2003.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Thompson was a son of William Ernest Thompson and Tiny Gertrude Thompson, Commerce.
Mr. Thompson married Catherine Gailey on December 27, 1936, and they were happily married for 66 years, said family members.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 3, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Abbeville, S.C.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Catherine Gailey Thompson; two sons, Charles Thompson, Commerce, and Tim Thompson, Ivy, S.C.; one daughter, Janie Thompson, Ivy, S.C.; two brothers, Hubert Thompson, Abbeville, S.C., and Jack Thompson, Greenwood, S.C.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

Mary S. Nixon
Mrs. Mary Sybil Hayes Nixon, 82, of Athens, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Nixon was a daughter of the late Willard H. and Marie Hayes.
She retired from Reliance Electric and was a member of Antioch Christian Church. Mrs. Nixon was also a member of the VFW Post 2872 Auxiliary and the Athens Moose Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carlton “Nick” Nixon.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with Dr. Larry Elliott officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Albert Van Helden, Jerry Sonnenberg, Forrest Adcock, Curtis Page, Warren Huff and Milton Bradberry served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lou and Tom Thompson, Americus, and Carla and Danny Sheridan, Arcade; sisters, Gertrude Morris, Athens, Wilda Lord and Elizabeth Burrell, both of Watkinsville, and Betty Moore, Hartwell; grandchildren, Cassandra Jo Daniel, Americus, Paige McLeroy, Athens, and Melissa Headrick, Hoschton; five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003


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Marguerite
W. Thurman
Mrs. Marguerite “Peggy” Thurman, 91, of Athens, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Presbyterian Village in Austell.
Mrs. Thurman was born in Waterville, Maine, February 6, 1912, the daughter of the late Leo S. and Bertha J. Whitaker.
She was a longtime resident of Jefferson and a member of the Jefferson Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Thurman is survived by her husband, William R. Thurman, Athens; son, William R. Thurman Jr., Thomaston; daughter, Sharon T. McCreery, Jefferson; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 9, at Presbyterian Village. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, at 3 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Caring Hands Fund, Presbyterian Village, 2000 East-West Connector, Austell, GA 30106.
Cremation Society of the South is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

Milton H.
Trippe Jr.
Milton Hays Trippe Jr., 74, of Commerce, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Northminster Presbyterian Home following an extended illness.
Born September 4, 1928, in Shellman, Mr. Trippe was the son of the late Milton Hays Trippe Sr. and Jewell Warwick Trippe.
He was a retired health inspector for the State of Georgia and was director of the Emergency Medical Services of Georgia. Mr. Trippe was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the Medical Corp., stationed in Germany. He was a member of Dry Pond United Methodist Church, Maysville.
Mr. Trippe was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Nunn Trippe.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 2, at Dry Pond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Williams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Charlton and Sarah Trippe, Commerce, and Hays and Diana Trippe, Breman; and three grandchildren, Dean, Jennifer and Melody Trippe, all of Commerce.
Memorials may be made to Dry Pond United Methodist Church, c/o Bill Legg, 21 Legg Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

Nellie ‘Nell’ Shuford
Ms. Nellie “Nell” Shuford, 61, of Dahlonega, died Monday, August 4, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
Ms. Shuford was born in Fulton County, a daughter of Ethel Frasier, Braselton, and the late Carl Edward Staton.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 7, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Doyle Sims officiating. Entombment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her children, Cody Pirkle, Atlanta, Steven Shuford, Norfolk, Va., Donna Klinger and Jeff Shuford, both of Dahlonega, and Danny Shuford, Florida; sisters, Catherine Taylor, Winder, Ellene Savage, Braselton, and Vera Alewine, Royston; brothers, Edward Staton, Alpharetta, Earl C. Staton, Stockbridge, and Bobby Staton, Acworth; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

Charles
‘Pop’ Robinson
Charles Edward “Pop” Robinson, 85, of Athens, died Friday, August 1, 2003.
Mr. Robinson was born in Oglethorpe County on May 24, 1918. He was the son of the late Samuel and Nancy Seabolt Robinson.
Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his wife, Ileen Nunnally.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 4, at Attica Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Davison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Sandra Robinson, Danielsville, and Tommy and Glenda Robertson, Colbert; son, Billy Ray Robinson, Athens; daughter, Janice Crisely, Maysville; a grandson raised in the home, Samuel J. Robinson; sisters, Mary Nelms, Bogart, and Maudie Bell Dalton, Covington; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

Tracy W. Smith
Mrs. Tracy Lynn Williams Smith, 35, of Nicholson, died Thursday, July 31, 2003.
A native of Fulton County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of Roy Williams, Nicholson, and Connie Cook, Crawford.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, in the Whitehall Church of The Lord Jesus Christ Cemetery with the Rev. Luther Fouche officiating.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Jessica Lynn Manus and Autumn Nicole Smith, both of Nicholson; three sisters, Shelia Williams, Commerce, Jackie Ginn, Ila, and Crystal Elder, Athens; and one brother, Michael Cook Jr., Crawford.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003

Otis W. Seagraves
Otis Wallace Seagraves, 86, of Commerce, died Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at Hill Haven Nursing Home.
Mr. Seagraves was born January 23, 1917, in Jackson County, a son of the late Love and Lucy Burroughs Seagraves.
He retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Erastus Christian Church. Mr. Seagraves was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Adams Seagraves.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 7, at Erastus Christian Church with the Rev. Bill Pittman and Jim Jacobs and Carl Beckham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Purcell, Commerce; brothers, Felton Seagraves, Milledgeville, and Jimmy Seagraves, Commerce; sisters, Lucille Mize, Gainesville, and Ruth Pittman, Nicholson; granddaughter, Donna Embrick, Commerce; and great-granddaughter, Madison Embrick, Commerce.
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, August 6, 2003

Frank N. Bledsoe
Frank N. Bledsoe, 89, of Georgetown, Ala., died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Lakeview Hospital in Eufaula, Ala.
Born in Georgetown on September 18, 1913, Mr. Bledsoe was a son of the late William Walton and Gussie Crumbley Bledsoe.
He was a self-employed farmer in Georgetown where he received several state awards for cotton production. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.
Mr. Bledsoe’s hobbies were his family and Quitman County Genealogy, stated family members.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 2, in Georgetown Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Blevins officiating.
Mr. Bledsoe is survived by his wife, Mary Bledsoe, Georgetown, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Sarah Bledsoe, Jefferson; brother, Woodrow Bledsoe, Atlanta; sister, Mary Saville, Fayetteville, N.C.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Chapman Funeral Home, Eufaula, Ala., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 6, 2003


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