Jackson County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 8, 2003

La Juanda E. Barnes
Miss La Juanda Eugenia Barnes, 40, of Jefferson, died Monday, September 29, 2003, at Peachford Hospital in Atlanta.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, October 10, at Montgomery Heights Baptist Church.
Miss Barnes is survived by her father and step-mother, Gerald and Stella Barnes, Homer; three brothers, Gerald Barnes Jr., Blue Ridge, Jessie Barnes, Homer, and Kevin Barnes, Commerce; one step-brother, Ken Stone, Marietta; one sister, Tammy Bramlett, Homer; one step-sister, Angela Landry, Hiram; and several nieces and nephews.
Miss Barnes was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Ann Stone.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Banks County Senior Citizen's Center, P.O. Box 187, Homer, GA 30547.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Rosa L. Gee
Mrs. Rosa Lee Donahoo Gee, 83, of Pendergrass, died Friday, October 3, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Gee was born July 16, 1920, in Fulton County, a daughter of the late Harold A. and Lillian Beatrice Bruce Donahoo.
She had worked as an advertising and shipping secretary with Yancy Brothers in Atlanta. Mrs. Gee was preceded in death by her husband, E.J. Gee.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 5, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Eric Shelton officiating. Burial was in the Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Pendergrass. Tony Ailoa, Tyler Ailoa, Sam Culpepper and Phillip Dormany served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Culpepper, Pendergrass; a brother, Emory Eugene Donahoo, Atlanta; and a sister, Dorothy Marie Elrod, Lilburn.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

William 'Shane' Self
William (Shane) Self, 14, of Hoschton, died Thursday, October 2, 2003, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Barrow County, Mr. Self was the son of Cindy S. Cox, Hoschton.
He was a student at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, where he was a member of ROTC.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 5, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Howard Banks and Ronnie Cox officiating. Burial was in the Center United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister, Lindsey Renee Watkins, Hoschton; grandparents, William Ernest and Juanita Self, Auburn; great-grandparents, Claude Ruark and Connie Self, both of Winder; and an uncle, Mitch Self, Winder.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Dr. Bolling S. DuBose Jr.
Dr. Bolling Stovall DuBose Jr., 79, of Athens, died Saturday, October 4, 2003.
A native Athenian, Dr. DuBose was born February 8, 1924, the son of the late Bolling Stovall DuBose Sr. and the late Minnie Thomas DuBose.
He graduated from Athens High School in 1940 and received his BS degree from the University of Georgia in 1943, Phi Beta Kappa, and his MD degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, in 1946. After completing a one-year rotating internship at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Charleston, S.C., Dr. DuBose served two years in the United States Navy Medical Corps at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Dublin, and at the Naval Office of Naval Officer Procurement in Atlanta. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta in 1950 and a residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University and the V.A. Hospital, Chamblee, in 1953.
After practicing briefly in Johnson City, Tenn., Dr. DuBose returned to Athens where he practiced Internal Medicine from May, 1954, until shortly before his death. He was a member of various medical organizations pertaining to Internal Medicine, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, where he served as both deacon and elder for over 20 years, a member of St. Mary's Hospital Board of Directors for 25 years, a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Athens, now SunTrust Bank, and a member of the Athens Country Club. In recent years, he was affiliated with Athens Regional Physicians Services, and he was honored by the local chapter of the American Heart Association in 1999 for his contributions to the Athens community and to medical care. At the time of his death, Dr. DuBose was Athens' oldest practicing physician.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens with Drs. Glenn Doak and Jon Appleton officiating. Burial was in Oconee Hill Cemetery. Bill and Brad Bushnell, Allen and Field Gudenrath and Jerry and Jay Leverett served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Reid Parker, Dr. Marion Reed, Col. Phil Avery, Mrs. Kay Avery, Cecil Johnson, Carroll Devore, Dr. Ray Thompson, Dr. Harold Hodgson and Dr. Golden Hinton, all of Athens; Dr. Fred Davison, Augusta; the Rev. John Roark, Buford; and Tom T. Atkinson, William Ballard and Robert Cox, Richmond, Va.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary Neil Atkinson DuBose; daughters and sons-in-law, Betsy and Bill Bushnell, Athens, and Camille and Jerry Leverett, Marietta; daughter, MiMi Gudenrath, Macon; son and daughter-in-law, Bolling S. DuBose III and Kris DuBose, Jefferson; seven grandchildren, Brad Bushnell and wife, Kimberly, Field Gudenrath, Jay and Mary Claire Leverett and Lee, Dallas and MiMi DuBose; sisters, Katherine Wilkinson, Sumter, S.C., and Janet Barnett, Fort Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Elam Alexander Academy, 3769 Ridge Ave., Macon, GA 31204, to the Athens Nurses Clinic, Attn. Tammy Williams, 496 Reese Street, Athens, GA 30601, or to the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, P.O. Box 1592, Athens, GA 30603.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Ray Garmon
Ray Garmon, 68, of Maysville, formerly of Norcross, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003, after an extended illness.
Mr. Garmon was a former Norcross Councilman and a Dispatch Supervisor for a pipeline company. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Mr. Garmon also played Pro Baseball with the Pirates organization in 1953.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Garmon, and a daughter, Gina.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 9, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross. Burial will be in Peachtree Memorial Park.
Mr. Garmon is survived by his wife, Millie Garmon, Maysville; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Shirley Garmon, Union Point, and Randy and Alycia Garmon, Braselton; grandchildren, Eric and Dustin, Maysville, and Jacob, Elizabeth and Art, Union Point; great-granddaughters, Abby and Lexie; sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Clark, Stone Mountain, and Mrs. Rena Cooper, Tucker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Monteen and Hugh Green, Maysville, Mrs. Doris and John Tullis, Doraville, Mrs. Sara and Homer Yawn, Harrison, Ariz., and Mrs. Carolyn and Don Thompson, Norcross; mother-in-law, Dessie Elrod, Commerce; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B-2, Athens, GA 30605, (706) 549-4893.
The family was to have received friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Lee R. George
Lee Ryan George, 17, of Hoschton, died Thursday, October 2, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born September 9, 1986, in Pinellas County, Fla., Mr. George was a son of Lee J. George, Tampa, Fla., and Katrina Frattallone Foster, Duneden, Fla.
He was a student at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.
Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Monday, October 6, in the chapel of Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater, Fla. Burial was in Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Bobby Frattallone, Florida; sisters, Diana Frattallone and Kristen Frattallone, both of Florida; and grandmother, Shereline Christian George, Hoschton.
Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of local arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Jerry W. Sears
Jerry Wallace Sears, 68, of Jefferson, died Saturday, October 4, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born May 4, 1935, in Jackson County, Mr. Sears was a son of the late Lloyd and Annie Sue Lockman Sears.
He was a retired truck driver.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Academy Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mr. Sears is survived by his wife, Peggy Ann Wall Sears, Jefferson; two sons, Will Parham, Tampa, Fla., and Jamie Sears, Madison; five daughters, Kelly Bridgeman and Leigh Roling, both of Madison, Donna Huntsinger, Newnan, Robin Parham, Tampa, Fla., and Sherry Standridge, Commerce; three brothers, Joe Sears, Jefferson, Ray Sears, Homer, and Roy Sears, Commerce; four sisters, Martha Dean, Betty Fischer and Sylvia McDonald, all of Commerce, and Pat Williamson, Jefferson; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Ophelia F. Cotrell
Mrs. Ophelia Ford Cotrell, 78, of Commerce, died Friday, October 3, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born in Oconee County, S.C., on July 31, 1925, Mrs. Cotrell was a daughter of the late James and Janie Tucker Ford.
She was retired from General Times and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Cotrell is survived by her husband, Herschel W. Cotrell, Commerce; two sons, Danny Cotrell and Steve Cotrell, both of Commerce; two daughters, Sandra Campbell, Homer, and Carman Culman, Commerce; one sister, Odessa Ambrister, Lima, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Era B. Maney
Mrs. Era Belle Maney, 90, of Commerce, died Monday, October 6, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, of an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, Mrs. Maney was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Flanagan Beck.
She retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing in Commerce. Mrs. Maney was preceded in death by her husband, Garnett Maney, and a son, Grady Maney.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include a son, Weyman Maney, Commerce; brothers, Rufus Beck, Social Circle, and Curtis Beck, Jefferson; sisters, Mamie Turner, Clermont, Vernell Evans, Commerce, and Eddie Pearl Wiley and Sarah Covington, both of Carnesville; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Darrel Whitlock
Darrel Whitlock, 42, of Commerce, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of a sudden illness.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Whitlock was a son of Mary Whitsel Whitlock, Lula, and the late Paul Thomas Whitlock.
He was a construction worker.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 9, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Harold Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Banks County Memorial Gardens.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Whitlock is survived by his wife, Diana M. Whitlock, Commerce; son, Kerry Whitlock, Commerce; daughter, Sabrina Whitlock, Commerce; step-sons, Justin and Blake Fitzpatrick, both of Commerce; step-daughter, Ashley Fitzpatrick, Commerce; brothers, Steve Whitlock, Gillsville, and Jeff Whitlock, Commerce; and sister, Peggy Collins, Commerce.
The family is at the residence and was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Daniel L. Saville Sr.
Daniel Lewis Saville Sr., 57, of Maysville, died Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Saville was born April 17, 1946, in Warren County, N.Y. He was the son of the late Ernest and Dorothy Lewis Saville.
Mr. Saville was employed with Wal-Mart and was a member of Maysville Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Phi Delta Lodge 148 F&AM in Homer.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dugar Strickland and Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Mr. Saville is survived by his wife, Lona Tucker Saville, Maysville; son, D.J. Saville, Commerce; daughter, Lynn Smith, Hull; sisters, Frances Cadotte, Columbia, S.C., and Judy Howe, Maysville; and two grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Mary C. Waycaster
Mrs. Mary Charlotte Ramey Waycaster, 65, of Baldwin, died Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Emory University Hospital, Decatur, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Waycaster was born in Jackson County on August 15, 1938, to the late Charlie Young and Nellie Pansey Myers Ramey. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant and cared for many patients in their home in the Habersham County area.
As a dedicated member of the Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Church, Clarkesville, Mrs. Waycaster had not only served her local church and community, but also those in need of her service on the missionary field, having served in San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, V.I., Jamaica and Saint Kits. She held her minister's license through the Worldwide Christian Fellowship Association in Clarkesville.
Mrs. Waycaster was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Waycaster, three brothers, Charlie, Royce and Morris Ramey, and a sister, Mildred Ramey Butler.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, at the Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Church with the Revs. Paul and Lillian Waters, John and Maryland Waters and Eddie and Janice Sudderth officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest.
Mrs. Waycaster is survived by her husband, William Alfred Waycaster, Baldwin; two sons, William Ricky Waycaster and Reggie Lee Waycaster, both of Baldwin; two sisters, Imogene Mills, Baldwin, and Ruby Keith, Hoschton; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Kyle K. Chesser
Kyle Kinsey Chesser, infant son of Joseph and Kara Kinsey Chesser, of Folkston, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003, at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 30, in Sardis Cemetery, Folkston, with the Rev. Randy Jacoby officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, Andrew and Tyler, of the home; his paternal grandparents, Joe and Donnie Chesser, Folkston; his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Nancy Jackson Kinsey, Monroe, formerly of Jefferson; and aunts, uncles and cousins who reside in Commerce.
Memorials may be made to the Folkston First Baptist Church Building Fund, In Memory of Kyle Kinsey Chesser, 401 South Third Street, Folkston, GA 31537.
Shepard Funeral Home, Folkston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

Jerry Wilson
Jerry Wilson, 64, of Commerce, died Monday, October 6, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Greenwood, S.C., Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Hezzie Kiah Wilson Sr. and Carrie Mae Morrison Wilson.
He was retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member and deacon of Blacks Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, at Blacks Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Coppage and Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kellum Wilson, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Allison and Tim Seabolt and Wendy and Chad Rising, all of Commerce; son, Jerry Dean Wilson, Commerce; brother, Hezzie Kiah Wilson Jr., Commerce; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

David A. Borrow
David A. Borrow, 73, of Cornelia, died Saturday, October 4, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Borrow was born on March 20, 1930, son of William H. and Ella Binsley Borrow. Both of his parents passed away when he was three and he was raised by his maternal grandparents. Upon graduation from high school, Mr. Borrow earned a football scholarship to Youngstown State University. Subsequent to his college graduation, he entered the military intelligence during the Korean War. With his return to civilian life, he completed a master's degree at Kent State University and began a career in education. He taught school and later became a school principal before joining Ginn and Company, a division of Xerox. Borrow's work in sales led to assignments in Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta, where he retired in 1980 as senior vice president. The Borrow family presently owns and operates seven McDonald's, including Braselton.
He was a member of Cornelia United Methodist Church.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, at Cornelia United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Smith officiating.
Mr. Borrow is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sandy Bailey Borrow, Cornelia; daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Cam Roy, Duluth, and Susan and John Nichols, Clarkesville; son, John David Borrow, Cornelia; five grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Al Dailey, Arnold, Calif.; and his father-in-law, Don T. Bailey Sr., Salem, Ohio.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Borrow to the new Currahee Culinary Arts Building, now under construction in Toccoa, c/o North Georgia Technical College, P.O. Box 65, Clarkesville, GA 30523, or to a charity of one's choice.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 8, 2003

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