Jackson County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 12, 2003

Azzie G. Seabolt
Mrs. Azzie Gladys Lee Seabolt, 79, of Hoschton, died Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Seabolt was born February 16, 1924, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late James Bert and Cans Ader Whisnant Lee.
Mrs. Seabolt was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Seabolt, and two sons, Earnest William (Bug) Seabolt and Dennis (Dinky) Seabolt.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 7, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. David Pruitt and Ollie V. Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Alethia Boone, Hoschton; five sons, Dearl Seabolt and Jerry Wright, both of Hoschton, Randall Seabolt, Jefferson, Douglas Wright, Oakwood, and Lonnie Wright, Marietta; five brothers, Herbert Lee, Cold Springs, Ky., James Lee, Dahlonega, Johnny Lee, Gillsville, Junior Lee, Pendergrass, and Richard Lee, Jefferson; a sister, Georgia McClure, Gainesville; 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Tim Worley
Tim Worley, 37, of Braselton, died Thursday, November 6, 2003.
Mr. Worley was born in Gwinnett County. He was employed as a welder and attended The Love of God Mission.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 8, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Robert McKinney and Johnny Ray Puckett and Sister Faye Williams officiating.
Mr. Worley is survived by his wife, Jan Worley, Braselton; two daughters, Jessica Worley and Shanna Worley, both of Braselton; his parents, Ruth and Shorty Worley, Winder; two sisters, Debra Puckett, Auburn, and Pansy Nichols, Jonesboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Emma L. Chambers
Mrs. Emma Lucille Clark Chambers, 77, of Alto, died Thursday, November 6, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center - Ronnie Green Heart Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Born in Banks County on December 12, 1925, Mrs. Chambers was a daughter of the late William and Mamie Morris Clark.
She was a homemaker and a member of Grove Level Baptist Church. Mrs. Chambers was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Chambers, a son, Roger Chambers, a grandson, David Parr, three brothers, John Henry Clark, Bud Clark and Andrew Clark, and two sisters, Susie Smith and Maude Chambers.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Greg Worley and Charles Alexander officiating. Burial was in the Grove Level Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Pearl Parr, Alto, and Thelma Nations, Maysville; one son, Levis Chambers, Maysville; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Alfred F. Fowler
Alfred Franklin Fowler, 66, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, of a sudden illness.
Mr. Fowler was born July 14, 1937, in Jackson County, a son of the late Willis and Effie Slayton Fowler.
He was the owner of the LA Tavern in Arcade.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Billy Fowler officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. George Edmondson, Todd Fulcher, Leonard Ginn, John Goldman, Parker Griffith, David Hodges and Chris Parr served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Fulcher, Larry Harrelson, Tracy Looney, Ed McCarty and Lamar Metcalf.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife, Lillian Marie Smallwood Fowler, Jefferson; daughter, Michelle Jennings, Griffin; step-daughter, Debbie Minish, Jefferson; step-sons, Ken Healan, Statham, and John Allen Wright, Jonesboro; half-sisters, Claudine Doggens, Monroe, and Frankie Pearson, South Carolina; half-brothers, Billy Fowler and Roger Fowler, both of Colbert; and five grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Otis C. Adams
Otis Castelo Adams, 83, of Gainesville, died Sunday, November 9, 2003, at his home.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Adams was retired as a self-employed upholsterer for 56 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II.
Mr. Adams was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Adams.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, at Pond Fork Baptist Church, Pendergrass, with the Revs. Johnny Knight, James Ramson and Junior Jones officiating. Burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jessie Adams, Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and J.W. Funderburk, Pendergrass; sons, Ricky Adams and Bobby Adams, both of Gainesville; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Hillside Chapel, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Matilda A. Willis
Mrs. Matilda A. Willis, 83, of Athens, formerly of Demorest, died Sunday, November 9, 2003, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness.
Mrs. Willis was born February 20, 1920, in Anderson County, S.C. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Julie Bell Andrews, and was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus O. Willis Sr., a daughter, Betty Patton, and a sister, Clementine Bell.
Mrs. Willis was a homemaker and a member of Demorest Church of God.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, at the Demorest Church of God with the Revs. Curtis Hammond and William Cox officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Lavonia.
Survivors include six daughters, Evelyn Wehunt, Commerce, Ann Clark, Barbara Merritt and Melissa Schepartz, all of Monroe, Jackie Burrell, Clarkesville, and Elizabeth Hogan, Hollywood; eight sons, Odell Willis Jr. and Randy Willis, both of Demorest, Tommy Willis, Cleveland, Jim Willis, Eatonton, the Rev. Johnny Willis, Monroe, Terry Willis, Baldwin, Jewel Willis, Chatsworth, and Roger Willis, Clarkesville; 35 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Pearl L. Bolton
Mrs. Pearl L. Bolton, 83, of Jefferson, died Thursday, Nov-ember 6, 2003, at Athens Heritage, Athens, following an extended illness. She was a retired entrepreneur, author and homemaker.
Mrs. Bolton was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on November 9, 1919. She was a direct descendant of William W. Wilkinson, first doctor of Jamestown Settlement, Va., and youngest daughter of William Wallace Wilkinson and Bette Elizabeth Wilkinson, Fordtown, Tenn.
Mrs. Bolton moved with her husband, the late Sylvester Hassel (Bill) Bolton, to Jefferson, in 1947. She was a very active participant in community affairs. She attended Bethany United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women group. She was also a member of the Heritage Club and Friendship Club.
“Mrs. Bolton was a devoted wife, mother and friend,” stated family members. “She was an avid gardner, lover of nature and wrote many short stories about animals of the forest for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”
She wrote and published a cookbook for her family and friends titled What’s Cooking, Grandmaw. Her cookbook sold nationally and internationally.
“The Governor of Kentucky and the 21 Club, New York, N.Y., have used her cookbook to prepare many of her special dishes,” family said.
During her youth in Tennessee, she performed as a singer of folk and blue grass music. She and her cousin, Tennessee Ernie Ford, could be heard on many radio shows.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 9, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Hulon Hill and Johnny Ray officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Jonathan Dozier, Michael Dozier, Ricky Howington, Jack Howington Jr., Steven Marlowe and Ronnie Silva served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Carithers, Nathan Davis and Jerry Seymour.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Jim Dozier, Chesapeake, Va., and Anna and Eddie Marlowe, Jefferson; two sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas A. Bolton, Coral Springs, Fla., and William D. (Bill) and Donna Bolton, Islamorada, Fla.; one sister, Blanche Barnette, Hammond, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Rodney ‘Sonny’ Tassinari
Rodney James “Sonny” Tassinari, 60, of Maysville, died Friday, Novem-ber 7, 2003.
A native of Massachusetts, Mr. Tassinari made his home in Louisiana for a number of years, calling it home. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Tassinari is survived by his wife, Alice M. Clark, Maysville; two step-daughters, Regina Fawn Hervicux and Jacqueline Marie Clark, both of Massachusetts; two sisters, Eunice Morris, Kiln, Miss., and Audrey Tassinari, Cumming; and three step-grandchildren.
There will be no service for Mr. Tassinari. He will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered over the Louisiana Bayou.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Laura K. Gunnels
Mrs. Laura Kirkland Gunnels, 88, of Clarkesville, died Monday, November 10, 2003, at Habersham Home West following an extended illness.
Born in Homerville, Mrs. Gunnels was a daughter of the late Seaborn and Mary Touchton Kirkland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sandy Crawford Gunnels, a son, Jim Deloney Gunnels, three brothers, Russell, Ralph and June Kirkland, and two sisters, Elizabeth Heath and Nell Draughty.
Mrs. Gunnels attended the University of Georgia School of Home Economics where she earned a Masters degree in Nutrition. She was a homemaker and a retired instructor of the Nutrition in Practical Nursing Course at North Georgia Technical College. Mrs. Gunnels was a member of Waycross Baptist Church, Waycross.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 13, at Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, with the Rev. Tony Goss officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest. Deloney Gunnels, Terry Gunnels, John Gunnels, Thomas Gunnels, Mac Gunnels, Randy Lowe and Scott Lowe will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Sandy Bob and Helen L. Gunnels, Greenville, S.C., and Dan Kirkland and Helen M. Gunnels, Jefferson; daughter-in-law, Gail Gunnels, Clarkesville; two sisters, Edith Malone and Lydia Moseley, both of Atlanta; one brother, Jack Kirkland, Augusta; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Hillside Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Mildred C. Green
Mrs. Mildred Casper Green, 72, of Winder, died Tuesday, November 4, 2003.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Green was a daughter of Ida Smith Dover, Jefferson, and the late James W. Smith. She was the wife of the late Ernest Casper.
Mrs. Green was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 6, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. William Pirkle and Allen Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Quinton Casper, Gainesville; daughter, Barbara Casper, Smyrna; brother, Bobby Smith, Gainesville; sisters, Frances Little and Carolyn Smith, both of Jefferson, and Lois Sharp, Cleveland; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; special niece and nephew, Liathia and Ronnie Crowe, Winder; and a host of other nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Alice “Timpy” Chadwick
Mrs. Alice Louise “Timpy” Cannon Chadwick, 66, of Alto, died Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Chadwick was born in Jackson County on November 12, 1936. She was a daughter of the late Hoyt and Mae Beatty Cannon.
Mrs. Chadwick was a homemaker and a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church, Pendergrass, “for 100 years” where she taught Sunday School. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Douglas Martin, and a sister, Jeanette Patton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 8, at Pond Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Knight and Larry Buffington officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Chadwick and Mary Ann Martin, both of Alto; one son, Harold Chadwick, Alto; two brothers, Danny Cannon, Pendergrass, and Jimmy Cannon, Jefferson; two grandchildren, Melissa Standridge and Kristina Shedd; and four great-grandchildren, Bailey, A.J., Jacob and Tori.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Doris Duncan
Mrs. Doris Evelyn Gaddis Duncan, 70, of Bowman, died Saturday, November 8, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Duncan was born in Jackson County on April 13, 1933. She was a daughter of the late Floyd and Josie G. Rider Gaddis, and was twice married, first to the late Clarence Barrett, and second to the late Robert Duncan.
Mrs. Duncan was a homemaker and of the Holiness denomination. She was preceded in death by three sons, William, Charles and Jimmy Lee Barrett, one daughter, Betty Bassett, one brother and one sister.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 10, in the Macedonia Holiness Church Cemetery with the Rev. Patsy Hayes officiating.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Rita Guest, Bowman, Amanda Bassett, Jimmy Lee Bassett and Jonathan and Chris Mitchell, all of Danielsville, and Howard Bassett, Colbert; her great-grandchildren, Breanna and Miranda Bassett, James Lee Guest and Summer Bassett; her step-great-grandchildren, Ashley Guest, Tiffany and Michael Garrett, Jason Guest, Amber Guest and Justin Booth; and a sister, Ruth Chubler, Gainesville.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

William H. Tyner
William H. Tyner, 65, of Royston, died Saturday, November 8, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Tyner was a son of the late C.J. and Louise Bond Tyner.
He was a member of Danielsville United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 15, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Mr. Tyner is survived by his wife, Diane Tyner, Commerce; daughters, Melanie Tyner Jones, Athens, and Laura Tyner, Cartersville; son, William Keith Tyner, Commerce; brother, Bond Tyner, Gainesville; two grandchildren, William Joshua Jones and Leah Brittany Tyner; one great-grandchild; and one nephew, Greg Tyner, Stockbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003

Fletcher ‘Cleg’ Cleghorn
Fletcher “Cleg” Cleghorn, 85, of Dacula, died Friday, November 7, 2003, at his residence following and extended illness.
A United States Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Cleghorn was a 1938 graduate of Oakwood High School. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 9, at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel of Tom M. Wages Funeral Home with Dr. Billy Britt and the Rev. Griffin Brooks officiating. Burial was in the Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his daughters, Carolyn Jackson, Lawrenceville, and Linda Funk, Hoschton; sons and daughters-in-law, Tillman and Mae Sailors, Smyrna, Phillip and Brenda Sailors, Lilburn, Michael and Christy Cleghorn, Covington, and Kenneth and Donna Cleghorn, Jefferson; sisters, Delphia Kemp, Flowery Branch, and Ruby Mitchell, Baton Rouge, La.; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 12, 2003


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