Jackson County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2003

Linda Elizabeth Burke Steed
Linda Elizabeth Burke Steed, 60, Greer, S.C., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.
A native of Richland County, S.C. she was the daughter of the late Emmitt E. and Lena Tinsley Burke. She was a registered nurse and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kelly Marie Steed.
A memorial service was held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel.
Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Lee Huskey, Nicholson, and Pamela Kaye Batman and Katherine Lynn Steed, Greer, S.C.; one son, Franklin Casey Deal, Statesville, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Christopher Anderson Huskey, Tristan Kale Gosnell, Lauren Kaye Batman and Anna Marie Batman.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Greenville, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Louise G. Cooper
Louise G. Cooper, 70, Jefferson, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at BJC Medical Center after a brief illness.
A native of Towns County, she was the daughter of Bertha Inez Potter Gilstrap. She was a homemaker and a member of Academy Baptist Church, Jefferson. She was preceded in death by a son, Alfred C. Cooper Jr.
The funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Winford Page and James Gooch officiating. Burial was in Evans Memory Gardens Inc., Jefferson.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred C. Cooper Sr., Jefferson; two sons, David Eugene Cooper, Jefferson, and Roger Wayne Cooper, Hoschton; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Weber, Macon; three brothers, Charles Gilstrap, Clermont, and Eugene Gilstrap and Homer Gilstrap, both of Madison; two sisters, Georgie Whisnant, Lula, and Hazel Whisnant, Jefferson; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Pearl Irene Ledford Veal
Mrs. Pearl Irene Ledford Veal, 86, Maysville, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Mary Crumley Ledford. She was a homemaker and a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three children, David Veal, Martha Buchaluk and Tom Veal, and her husband, Howard Veal.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Appling officiating. Burial was in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancester, S.C.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Eddie Wallace, Lancaster, S.C., Nellie and Chris Hasty, Camden, S.C., and Betty and Howard Williams, Kershaw, S.C.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Terry Veal, Lancaster, S.C., James and Antionette Veal, Kershaw, S.C., and Ricky Veal, Commerce; one sister, Delean Hardy, Jefferson; 21 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Talmadge S. Rowden
Mr. Talmadge S. Rowden, 98, Bogart, died Wednesday, September 17, 2003.
Mr. Rowden was born in Oconee County, where he lived most of his life. He was a son of the late Winfield and Hulda Nunn Rowden and was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtice Craft Rowden, and a daughter, Melba Joyce Cash. He was a member of Bethabara Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2003 at the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Bowen, the Rev. Sherry White and the Rev. Leon Pass officiating. Burial was at Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Rowden was survived by his children, Martha Sue Hayes, Merita Skinner and Eudene Perkins, all of Winder; Shirley E. Baird, Braselton; Gaston T. “Bud” Rowden and James P. Rowden, both of Bogart; 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Joyce Woods
Mrs. Joyce Fowler Cleveland Woods, 70, Toccoa Nursing Center, Toccoa, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at the center. She was a former resident of Hartwell.
Born in Hart County on Dec. 1,
1932 to the late Roger Fowler and Addie Cole Fowler, she was retired from the garment industry as a seamstress and was a member of the Faith Memorial Holiness Church in Toccoa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward Cleveland and then by her husband A.W. Woods.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Donnie Fowler and Scott Collett officiating. Burial was in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park. Her nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Ann Cobb, Cathy Elrod and Brenda Chatham, all of Martin; six brothers, Thomas Fowler and Roy Fowler, both of Hartwell, David Fowler, Anderson, S.C., Howard Fowler and Jack Fowler, both of Commerce, and Bill Fowler, Danielsville; and four
sisters, Pat Fowler, Royston, Sue Smith, Anderson, S.C., Diane Horton and Jean Moon, Hartwell; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of arrange
ments.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Clyde B. Mason
Clyde B. Mason, 65, Winder, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003.
He was a machinist and was of the Baptist faith.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby McIntyre officiating. Burial was in Peachtree Memorial Park, Norcross.
Survivors include his children, Darrell Frady and David Frady, both of Winder, and Rena Hudler, Commerce; his mother, Sally Mason, Duluth; his brother, James Mason, Duluth; sisters, Wanda Scruggs, Dawsonville, and Sue McIntyre, Becky Mason and Dorothy Cantrell, all of Duluth; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Eula Edith Stewart
Eula Edith Stewart, 94, Athens, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
She was born July 3, 1909, and was the daughter of the late Jesse Stephens Stewart and George Stewart. She was a homemaker.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Lee Hunter officiating. Burial will be at the Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Pendergrass, cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Roger Garrett, Jerry Griffin, Roger Hill, David Pursley, Johnny Pursley and Ray Pursley.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the funeral home.
Survivors include one brother, Olin Stewart, Jefferson, and one sister-in-law, Sara Stewart, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Carol Ann Watt
Carol Ann Watt, 52, Jefferson, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at Columbia Barrow Medical Center after a sudden illness.
A native of Swansee, Mass., she was the daughter of Mildred Marshall Arruda, Jefferson, and the late Ralph Ernest Arruda. She was a homemaker and a member of Montgomery Heights Baptist Church, Commerce.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. James Dumas officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Com-merce.
Pallbearers were Andrew Morris, Wesley Wills, Samuel Morris, Jon Ray, Charlie Watson and Jason Watt.
Survivors include her husband, David J. Watt, Jefferson; daughter, Crystal Hutchason, Jonesboro; son, Jason Michael Watt, Jefferson; daughter and
son-in-law, Angela and Wesley Wills, Carnesville; brother, Ralph E. Arruda Jr.; sister, Patsy Thorne, Jefferson; and four grandchildren, Brianna and Brendan Watt, Drew Looney and Kayla Hutchason.
Memorials may be made to Montgomery Heights Baptist Church, 6863 Jefferson Road, Commerce, Ga., 30529.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, Septermber 24, 2003

Raymond C. Morgan
Raymond C. Morgan, 81, Homer, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Franklin County, he was the son of Blanche Irene Poole Morgan and William Henry Penn Morgan. He worked in road construction and was a farmer. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, having served during World War II.
Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by two sons, Terry Morgan and Alfred Morgan; and a brother, Lynell Morgan.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with the Revs. Brian David, George Tubbs, Phil Ferguson and L.C. Standridge officiating. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Homer. Pallbearers were: Jonathan Bagwell, J.T. Black, Larry Grizzel, Jimmy Loggins, Bryan Morgan and Chris Morgan.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Evans Morgan, Homer; daughter, Florence Black, Homer; daughter and son-in-law, Letitia and Thomas Westbrook, Carnesville; son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Virginia Morgan, Winder; sister, Ann Jones, Homer; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 24, 2003

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Phoebe Henderson
Phoebe Henderson, 57, Athens, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003.
A native of Clarke County, she was a daughter of Frances Wilson and the late Hoyt Wheless. She was formerly employed with St. Mary’s Hospital and was a member of New Covenant Worship Center.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the chapel of Lord and Stephens East with the Rev. Howard Conine officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her former husband, Jerris Henderson, Nicholson, sister, Vici Parr, Commerce; two grandsons, Cody Henderson and Casey Henderson; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Claude and Doris Edwards, the Tolbert family; and mother-in-law, Rachel Whitley.
Lord and Stephens East was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Lou Alice
Tarpley LaBoon
Lou Alice Tarpley LaBoon, 92, Commerce, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003.
A native of Gwinnett County, she was the daughter of the late Paschal and Elizabeth Crumley Tarpley and the wife of the late John Stephen LaBoon Jr. She was a homemaker and a Bible teacher. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Julia Mae Sudderth, Opal Wilson, R.L. Tarpley, Margaret Brown, infant twins, Lois and Lolan Tarpley, and Willie Tarpley.
A graveside service was held at the LaBoon Cemetery in Walton County, on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Tracy Reynolds officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Johnnie Wester, Monroe; a granddaughter, Marie Henderson, Athens; a grandson, Eric Wester, Monroe; four great-grandsons, Nathan, Kyle, Stephen and Ryan Henderson; five sisters, Ruth Pruett, Buford, Alene Turner, East Point, Mary Gray, Loganville, Winnell Doss, Loganville, and Lois Shell, Snellville; three brothers, Thomas Tarpley, Snellville, Richard Tarpley, Cleveland, and Douglas Tarpley, Loganville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Bible League for the Nation of Nigeria, the Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Boulevard, Suite 10, Atlanta, Ga., 30345, or to the charity of your choice.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Gary Lynn Adams
Gary Lynn Adams, 52, Pendergrass, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A native of Walton County, he was the son of the late Joyce Malcom Adams and Troy Erwin Adams. He was owner of Adams Construction, Pendergrass, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Social Circle.
The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. W.C. Tribble and Kamel Joseph officiating. Burial was in the Talmo Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Murphy Adams, Pendergrass; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Jay Preston, Madison; two sons, Bryan Hayes and Chris Hayes, both of Pendergrass; god-children, Malcolm Lynn Adams and Sarah Taylor Adams, both of Oxford; three brothers, Dennis Adams, Buckhead, and Kent Adams and Ricky Adams, both of Social Circle; one sister, Karen Adams, Oxford; and one grandchild, Sydney Hayes, Pendergrass.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Justin Glover
Justin “Gump” Glover, 23, Winder, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003.
A native of Fulton County, he was the son of Earl and Suzanne Glover, Hoschton. He was active in FFA while a student at Winder-Barrow High School.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Jim Blair officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Survivors include his grandfather, Tommy Pilkinton, Hernando, Fla.; one sister, Stephanie Blanton, Society Hill, Ala.; and two brothers, Bob Dougherty, New Agen, Maine, and Eddie Dougherty, Monroe.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Imogene Lynn Carruth
Imogene Lynn Carruth, 72, Hiram, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, after an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, she was a former resident of Jefferson. She was the daughter of Inez Sosebee Lynn, Conway, S.C., and the late Walter T. Lynn Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Memorial Church, Atlanta.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Willingham, Bishop Jim Earl Swilley and the Rev. Al Wiggene officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jay Jaracz, Lee King, Chandler Pullen, Joe Smallwood, Steve Smallwood and James Wood.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Evans Funeral Home.
Survivors include four daughters, Betty Jean Wood, Conyers, Connie Jaracz, Fayetteville, and Dinah Lynn Head and Lenora Pace, both of Hiram; two sisters, Annie Jane Davis, Winder, and Marie Smallwood, Conway, S.C.; one brother, Walter T. Lynn Jr., Taylor, S.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2200 Lake Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga., 30319.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 24, 2003

Russell Angel
Russell Angel, 44, Commerce, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003.
A native of Pickens County, he was a carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Hudson River Baptist Church, Commerce, with the Rev. Joel Shadburn and the Rev. Ronnie Moon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday.
Survivors include three daughters, Kelly Huskins, Christy Angel and Crystal Angel; two sons, Joseph Angel and David Angel; mother, Mrs. Sharon G. Angel, Commerce; three sisters, Mrs. Joann Sanders, Nicholson, and Mrs. Charlotte Kitchens and Mrs. Janice Henslee, both of Commerce; three brothers, Larry Angel, Donald Angel and Ralph Angel, all of Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Ruth Cannon Brown
Ruth Cannon Brown, 82, Commerce, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home.
A native of Rabun County, she was the daughter of the late Lola Swafford Cannon and Raleigh Cannon. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Robert Cecil Brown.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with Jennifer Gooby officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25.
Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne Brannen, Logan-ville, and Rosalyn Wilson, Duluth; three sisters, Estelle Beavers, Conyers, Nora Mobley, Covington, and Doris Murphy, Gainesville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Hospice, 700 South Enota Street, Suite 202, Gainesville, Ga. 30501.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003

Jennie Johnson
Jennie Johnson, 81, Jefferson, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, after an extended illness.
A native of Chicago, Ill., she was born Sept. 7, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Mary Yamka Piech and John Piech. She was a secretary for the University of Georgia Alumni Fund-raiser, a member of the Catholic Center of the University of Georgia and the Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation and a veteran of World War II, having served in the Marine Corps.
Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Benjamin Johnson.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Catholic Center of UGA, Athens, with Father Jack McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Pallbearers will be Gilbert Head, David Johnson, Nathan Johnson-McDaniel, Grant Keene, Boniface McDaniel and George McNamee.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara M. Johnson and Christine Johnson-McNamee, both of Jefferson; a son, David R. Johnson, Lilburn; and three grandchildren, Nathan Johnson-McDaniel, Darrah Johnson-McDaniel and Hayes Johnson.
The family asks that flowers be omitted. Memorials may be made to the UGA School of Music or the Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 24, 2003


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