Jackson County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 5, 2003

Phillip B. Bailey
Phillip Barry Bailey, 50, of Jefferson, died Sunday, November 2, 2003.
Born in Barrow County, Mr. Bailey was a son of Hulan and Martha Sue Wall Bailey, Winder.
He was a member of Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson, and was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Minister Tom Plank officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sons, Landon Bailey, Jefferson, and Jonny Skinner, Winder; one brother, Danny Bailey, Flowery Branch; and one sister, Sulan Maxey, Winder.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Winder Building Fund, P.O. Box 340, Winder, GA, or to Galilee Christian Church, 3606 Etheridge Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Mozelle Swain
Mrs. Mozelle Swain, of Maysville, died Friday, October 31, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, of an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 2, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Roy Jr. Lee officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, J.R. Hooper, Covington, Freddie Swain, Ft. Smith, Ark., and Ricky Swain, Augusta; four daughters, Betty Latty, Maysville, Peggy Hooper, LaFayette, Ala., Shelby McDaniel, Commerce, and Vickie Swain, Thompson; and one brother, Harold Payne, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Tommy Arnold
Thomas Emerson (Tommy) Arnold, 78, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, October 29, 2003.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Arnold was the son of the late Otis and Elsie Johnson Arnold.
A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Arnold served in World War II. He retired after 15 years as a building supervisor with the University of Georgia and was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church. He was also a farmer and an avid lover of flowers.
Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by a precious granddaughter, Amanda Kay Brooks.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 31, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Bill Ricketts officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Dwain Chambers, Coleman Whitehead, Steve Wilson, Norman Allgood, Tom Harvill and Ron Isiki served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Word Bearers Adult Sunday School Class.
Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife, Rolyn Bramblett Arnold, Nicholson; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley Lewis and Bonnie Kay Arnold, Hull, and Steven Glenn and Brenda Bell Arnold and Sidney Ross and Merrie Haynes Arnold, all of Nicholson; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Kay and Ricky Brooks, Hull; sisters, Julia Scanlon, Edmunds, Wash., and Dottie Fouche, Athens; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edwin and Vera Bramblett, Athens; grandsons, Raymond Lee Arnold, Robert Wade Arnold, Adam Thomas Arnold, Samuel Corey Arnold, Daniel Matthew Brooks and Andrew Tyler Arnold; granddaughter, Sydney Claire Arnold; and a great-grandson, Devin Joseph Arnold.
Memorials may be made to the Prince Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1112, Athens, GA 30603, or to Vista Care, 767 Oglethorpe Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Beauty H. Watson
Mrs. Beauty Harden Watson, 99, formerly of Savannah, died Friday, October 24, 2003, at home in Jackson County.
Mrs. Watson was born June 23, 1904, in Jefferson County. She was the sixth child of the late Abe and Josephine Harden.
Mrs. Watson was a homemaker and an active member of Bennett Temple Holiness Church. She resided in Savannah until her health prohibited her, then moved to Jackson County in February, 1996, where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, at New Light Christian Fellowship Church, Warthen, with Bishop Tom Walker officiating.
Mrs. Watson is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Reba and John McDuffie, Jackson County; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Hurley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Erna J. Spencer
Mrs. Erna Jane Stephens Spencer, 97, of Commerce, died Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, of a brief illness.
Born March 28, 1906, in Stearns, Ky., Mrs. Spencer was the daughter of the late Sidney Levi and Jane Cooper Stephens.
She was a homemaker and a member of North Jacksonville Church of God. Mrs. Spencer was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Carl Spencer, and two sons, John Doyle Spencer and Earl Rowland Spencer.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 8, at Pine Knot Cemetery, Pine Knot, Ky.
Mrs. Spencer is survived by six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
No visitation is planned.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Rosa B. Jones
Mrs. Rosa Belle Westmoreland Jones, 76, of Lula, died Saturday, November 1, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Jones was born October 26, 1927, in Banks County to Lois Forrester Westmoreland, Lula, and the late Patrick Henry Westmoreland. She was the wife of the late William Horace Jones, and was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Jones.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, November 3, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. James Duncan, Ralph Smith and Shane Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Barbara Jones, Lula; daughter, Kathy Jones Hardman, Lula; brother, Bobby Westmoreland, Lula; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Eric J. Hogan
Eric Joseph Hogan, 25, of Hoschton, died Friday, October 24, 2003, from injuries sustained in an 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. “Preacher” 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. Tony Jones, Danny Hogan, Dennis Hogan, Dave Farrow, Jeffrey Bell, Clay Wilson, James Scroggs and Tommy Healan 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, November 5, 2003

Ruzelle S. McWhorter
Miss Ruzelle S. McWhorter, 93, of Commerce, died Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born in Banks County on March 8, 1910, Miss McWhorter was a daughter of the late Charles and Nelia Segars McWhorter.
She retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of Commerce Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Dr. Thomas Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the New Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Commerce.
Miss McWhorter is survived by a sister, Callene Howington, Nicholson; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from noon until the funeral hour Thursday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Ruby D. Clark
Mrs. C.L. (Ruby Deara) Clark, of Danielsville, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at her residence of an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Clark was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Davis. She was the wife of the late C.L. Clark.
Mrs. Clark was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by a son, David Clark, a sister, Mary Lou Fowler, and two brothers, Robert Davis and Cecil Davis.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include a sister, Bessie Patrick, Danielsville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Jessie G. Anglin
Jessie Grover Anglin, 75, of Danielsville, died Friday, October 31, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Anglin was a son of the late Elmer and Ella Hunnsinger Anglin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 3, at Macedonia Holiness Church with the Revs. Ardis and William Anglin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Danny Campbell, Calvin Brady, Kenneth Grizzle, Doug Stephens, Rusty Rhodes and Jamie Hix served as pallbearers.
Mr. Anglin is survived by his wife, Savola Sorrow Anglin; three sons, Wayne Anglin and Christopher Anglin, both of Danielsville, and Scott Anglin, Comer; five daughters, Louise Campbell, Hull, Betsy Brady, Maxey, Genevia Grizzle, Danielsville, Connie Stephens, Ila, and Angie Rhodes, Nicholson; two brothers, Ardis and Waymon Anglin, both of Danielsville; three sisters, Ella Mae Dove, Bonnie Sue West and Irene Thompson, all of Ila; 22 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Helen W. Haynie
Mrs. Helen Walker Haynie, 89, of Jefferson, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at Northminster Presbyterian Homes.
Mrs. Haynie was born December 10, 1913, in Washington County, a daughter of the late Ivy Duggan and Louise Willis Walker.
She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Haynie was preceded in death by her husband, John Brandon Haynie Jr.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Atlanta, with the Rev. David Bowen officiating.
Survivors include one son, John Brandon Haynie III, Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters, Margaret Brown, Commerce, and Helen Marie Kirby, Augusta; two brothers, the Rev. Charles O. Walker, Jasper, and Willis Walker, Fayetteville; one sister, Elizabeth Byrd, Fayetteville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Commerce, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Ruby P. Payne
Mrs. Ruby Price Payne, 87, of Buford, died Monday, November 3, 2003.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mrs. Payne was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Victor Payne, two daughters, Shirley Mae Coggins and Joyce Ann Payne, and a son, Leon Payne.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, in the chapel of Tapp Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was in Sugar Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Catherine Sudderth, Buford, and Charlene Payne Martin, Cumming; daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Billy Cowart, Cumming, and Debra and Tommy Gaillard, Maysville; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Judy Payne and Donald and Elaine Payne, all of Forest City, N.C., Charles and Louise Payne, Buford, and Eddie and Brenda Payne, Flowery Branch; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Ruth Roberts, Gainesville, and Inez Raber, Buford; and brother, Grady Price, Buford.
Tapp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Ernest Gray II
Ernest Herbert Ladd Gray II, 85, of Norcross, died Thursday, October 30, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Gray was born August 4, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ernest Herbert Ladd Gray and Ethel Reeves Gray.
He was a self-employed businessman in Conyers and Monticello, retiring in Norcross. Mr. Gray was a member of the Masons, the Kiwanis Club and various congregations of the United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 15, at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Norcross.
Mr. Gray is survived by his wife, Barbara Mann Cowart Gray; three sons and daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren: E.H. Ladd III and Susan, Holly, Kelly and Jonathon Gray, Mansfield; James and Marilyn Gray, Cookeville, Tenn.; Chris Gray, Seattle, Wash.; Janet Gray Coonce, Lawrenceville; and Jerry and Deborah, Sidney, Daren and Jerri Gray, Commerce; and step-children, Tommy and Ann Cowart, Lawrenceville, Patricia and Al Wassmer, Jonesboro, and Todd Cowart, Jesup.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003

Christopher
S. Smith
Christopher Shawn Smith, 32, of Hull, died Saturday, November 1, 2003.
Mr. Smith, the owner of CSS Metalworks, was a self-employed artisan, blacksmith and metalworker. He was a member of ABANA, the Artist and Blacksmith Association of North America, and was associated with Happy Valley Pottery.
Mr. Smith was the grandson of the late Rev. Alton Hudson and Vina Harris, Tennessee.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Lianna Register Smith; his parents, Steve Smith, Atlanta, and Sheila Harkey, Colbert; and a sister, Shea Smith, Comer.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 5, 2003


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