Jackson County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 29, 2003

Eric J. Hogan
Eric Joseph Hogan, 25, of Hoschton, died Friday, October 24, 2003, from injuries sustained in automobile accident.
Mr. Hogan was the son of Darrell and Patricia Bryant Hogan, Hoschton.
He was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Mr. Hogan was preceded in death by his grandfather, H.P. Hogan.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, October 27, at White Plains Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Lawson, Kevin Page and Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Dennis Hogan, Danny Hogan, Tony Jones, Steve Hogan, Tommy Healan and James Scroggs served as pallbearers.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hogan is survived by a sister, Jennifer Jones, Sebastain, Fla.; and grandparents, S.J. and Kathleen Bryant, Braselton, and Eddie Mae Hogan, Jefferson.
Memorials may be made to White Plains Baptist Church, P.O. Box 411, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003

Edward M. Abeling
Edward Michael Abeling, 31, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, October 22, 2003, at his residence.
Born in Clark County, Ohio, on July 27, 1972, Mr. Abeling was a son of Edward Bernard and Edna Luella Bolton Abeling, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 25, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Scott Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Jackie Crosby, Neal Crosby, Michael Day and Danny Abeling served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Danny Abeling, Charlotte, N.C.; and two sisters, Brenda Crosby, Perry, and Theresa Hildreth, Buford.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003

Richard C.
‘Curt’ Crumley
Richard Curtis “Curt” Crumley, 85, of Kathleen, formerly of Jefferson, died Monday, October 27, 2003.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Crumley was the son of the late Dickie Corbin Crumley and the late Nancy Pruitt Crumley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Hanson Crumley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 30, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include four children, Roberta Carruth (Fred) and Annette Shields (Harold), Warner Robins, David Crumley (Rachel), Bonaire, and Dickie Crumley (LaDonna), Kathleen; two sisters, Adell Tiller and Ira Ella Couch, both of Jefferson; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003

Clyde E. Black
Clyde Everett Black, 75, of Commerce, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Black was born in Davidson County, N.C., on March 26, 1928, to the late Harvey and Lillian Rimmer Black.
A retired Sergeant of the United States Army, Mr. Black served in the Korean War. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Black was preceded in death by a grandson, Teddy Everett Black, and two brothers, Ray and Donald Black.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 31, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Earl Pirkle and Michael Millwood officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife, Catherine Cosper Black, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Carroll Sheridan, Imogene and Michel Gray, Donna and Jerry Parks and Lisa and Keith Phagan, all of Gainesville, Diana and Royce Cash, Commerce, and Evelyn and Alan Stevens, Jonesboro, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Carol Black, Lexington, N.C., Harvey and Kathy Black, Cumming, and Clyde and Machell Black, Buford; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003

Dennis L. Sewell
Dennis Lee Sewell, 43, of Athens, died Thursday, October 23, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, October 27, at Hill Chapel Baptist Church. Burial was in the New Shilo Church Cemetery.
Mr. Sewell is survived by his mother, Cathern Sewell, Nicholson; two sons, Dennis Sewell Jr. and Julius Sewell, both of Athens; two sisters, Patricia Tarpkins, Athens, and Frances Thomas, Nicholson; four brothers, Joseph Sewell, Ronnie Sewell and Tommy Sewell, all of Athens, and Freddie Sewell, Nicholson; and one granddaughter.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003


Jerry ‘J.J.’ Jordan
Jerry Wayne “J.J.” Jordan, 56, of Jefferson, died Sunday, October 26, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born November 9, 1946, in Clarke County, Mr. Jordan was a son of the late Jesse and Katie Jordan.
He was an electrician with Williams Modular Systems in Winder, and was a member of White Hall Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, with Minister Tom Plank officiating.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife, Barbara Jordan, Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Jeff Wilson, Winder, and Tracey and Jerry Jackson, Statham; daughter, Sandy Jordan, Arcade; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Marie Jordan, Nicholson; sister and brother-in-law, Annie and Gary Bentley, Athens; brothers, Nelson Jordan, Hephzibah, and Ronnie Jordan, Athens; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003

Herman Kennedy
Herman Kennedy, 82, of the Mt. Moriah Community in Hoschton, died Saturday, October 25, 2003.
Mr. Kennedy was a son of the late Dee Kennedy and Leah Turk.
A recipient of the Purple Heart, Mr. Kennedy served in the 7th Infantry during World War II. Mr. Kennedy retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation in 1981 after 30 years of service and was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Dacula Masonic Lodge #433.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Revs. William Atha, Sammie Everett, Charles Chapman and Marvin Loudermilk officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, Annie Manders Kennedy, Hoschton; sons, Frankie Kennedy and Billy Kennedy, both of Hoschton; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jane Kennedy, Hoschton; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Terry Helton, Bethlehem; sister, Ruth Kennedy, Auburn; brother, J.D. Kennedy, Gainesville; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003

Thelma Venable
Mrs. Thelma Wilkes Nabors Venable, 81, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce following an extended illness.
Mrs. Venable was born May 7, 1922, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Worth and Mattie Jackson Wilkes.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. Mrs. Venable was preceded in death by her first husband, Broughton Nabors, her second husband, Joe Venable, a grandson, Troy Potter, and a sister, Laconia Wilkes.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 31, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Revs. Hulon Hill and Johnny Ray officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Mrs. Venable’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Fortner, Jefferson, and Sherri Edwards, Commerce; one son, Tommy Nabors, Winder; three sisters, Carolyn Evans, Frances Glenn and Connie Hemphill, all of Jefferson; three brothers, Henley Wilkes, J.T. Wilkes and Luther Wilkes, all of Jefferson; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the funeral hour on Friday.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003

Lois E. Skelton
Ms. Lois Emily Skelton, of Auburn, died Friday, October 24, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Bill Hayes officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Ms. Skelton is survived by a son, Danny Cannon, Commerce; a brother, Bill Patton, Pikeville, Ky.; a sister, Sue Strickland, Auburn; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and her fiance, Jimmy Bridges, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003

William H. McDonald Sr.
William Harrison McDonald Sr., 89, of Jefferson, died Saturday, October 25, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. McDonald was born in Jackson County on February 21, 1914. He was the son of the late William Morgan “Will” and Susie Harrison McDonald.
Mr. McDonald was a retired water plant operator for the City of Jefferson and was a member of the Jefferson Presbyterian Church. He also worked at Berkley Field in Mobile, Ala., during World War II, inspecting aircraft for military operations.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, at the Jefferson Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Michael Jarrett and Dr. W.R. Thurman officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Alex Bryan, Jim Champion, Henry Doster, Ken McDonald, Morgan McDonald and Danny Waters served as pallbearers.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, Carmen Boling McDonald, Jefferson; two sons, Kenneth Edward McDonald Sr. and William Harrison McDonald Jr., both of Jefferson; one sister, Gwendolyn Champion, Daytona Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren, William Morgan McDonald, Kenneth Edward McDonald Jr., Alicia Marie McDonald and Kristy Dianne McDonald.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003

Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson, of Carnesville, died Sunday, October 26, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Buford Lockman, Henry Webb and George Tubbs officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Wilson is survived by two sisters, Janie Ballenger, Carnesville, and Virginia Archer, Center; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003

Larry Starks
Larry Starks, 56, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, October 22, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 26, at Maxey Hill Baptist Church.
Mr. Starks is survived by two sons, Larry Starks Jr. and Stephens Starks; and one sister, Mary F. Damons.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 29, 2003


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