Jackson County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 26, 2003

Mildred I. Hayes
Mrs. Mildred I. Hayes, 81, of Hoschton, a homemaker, died Tuesday, November 18, 2003.
Mrs. Hayes was born in Jackson County where she had resided for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Thomas C. and Bannie Brown Ivey.
Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her husband, Luther H. Hayes, a son, Winford Hayes, and two brothers, Jewel Ivey and Belvin Ivey.
A memorial graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 21, in Hill Crest Cemetery, Buford, with the Rev. Robert Gaddis officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Key, Braselton, and Phyllis Cooper, Winder; two sons, Quinton Hayes, Braselton, and Travis Hayes, Hoschton; one sister, Ina Perry, Jefferson; one brother, Delma Ivey, Buford; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Bessie J. Partin
Mrs. Bessie Jane Tomlin Partin, 79, of Jefferson, died Monday, November 24, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Partin was born September 7, 1924, in White County, a daughter of the late Andrew and Lula Saterfield Tomlin.
She was a homemaker and a member of Hope Baptist Church.
Funeral services were to have been held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Bill Hayes officiating, followed by burial in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Luke, Jefferson; a son, Frank Partin, Jefferson; a sister, Flossie Adams, Madison; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
The family was to have received friends from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Pat M. Nuckols
Services for Mrs. Pat M. Nuckols, 70, of Sherman, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 17, 2003, at Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lander Bethel, of the church, and Dr. Gerald Middents, of Austin College, officiating.
Mrs. Nuckols was born May 6, 1933, in Commerce, the youngest daughter of Ruby Banks and Tom Comer Mealor.
She graduated from Commerce High School, completed her Bachelor of Arts in Education at North Georgia College and did further study at several universities. She married Dr. Thomas W. Nuckols on July 3, 1957, in Hutchinson, Kan.
Mrs. Nuckols taught school throughout the Southern United States for 25 years, most recently at Whitewright. After retiring from teaching, she served 10 years as the Tri-County Nursing Home Ombudsman. She was a long-standing member and elder at Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church and was active in the Democratic Party and other community organizations.
“Her sudden loss will be felt by many generations,” it was stated. “She was the caregiver for all around her. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a devoted sister and daughter and a treasured friend. Pat’s ultimate tribute to her community and her life is the family she leaves behind.”
Mrs. Nuckols is survived by her husband, Dr. Nuckols, Sherman; daughter, Ruth E.N. Cox, Sherman; son and daughter-in-law, Tom Mealor and Sherine Thomas Nuckols, Austin; sister and brother-in-law, Sue Jane and Joe Fenn, Commerce; granddaughters, Elizabeth and Eleanor Cox; and two nieces and grand-nieces.
Memorials may be made to Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church, or to the American Cancer Society.
Dannel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Nellie K. Beck
Mrs. Nellie Kate Turner Beck, 79, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at her son’s residence following an extended illness.
Born in White County on July 1, 1924, Mrs. Beck was a daughter of the late Hubert F. Turner Sr. and Fannie Mae Albertson Turner.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Beck was preceded in death by her husband, Canie Beck, a son, Jimmy Parker, a grandson, Stevie Parker, a granddaughter, Vickie Parker, and a brother, George Turner.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 14, in the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland. Burial was in the Wahoo Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Allen, Jefferson; sons, Jackie Parker and Richard Parker, both of Gainesville, Gene Beck, Jefferson, and Tony Parker, Cleveland; step-daughters, Judy Beck, Clermont, and Epsy Hayes, Jefferson; step-son, Lamar Beck, Calhoun; brothers, Stanley Turner and Hubert F. Turner Jr., both of Gainesville; sisters, Cleo Long, Lela Norrell, Bessie Wilkey and Lena Mae Abernathy, all of Gainesville, and Ramey Black and Cora Smith, both of Cleveland; 27 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Dana M. Brookshire
Miss Dana Marae Brookshire, 24, of Athens, died Sunday, November 23, 2003.
Miss Brookshire was born October 10, 1979, in Jackson County, the daughter of Ray Brookshire, Jefferson, and Debbie Craig Beasley, Commerce.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were to have been held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Gary Prather officiating, followed by burial in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to her parents, Miss Brookshire is survived by a brother, Deremy Myers, Commerce; and grandfather and grandmother, Everette Hulsey and Florine Hulsey, Athens.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Ronald
Hunsinger Sr.
Ronald Frank Hunsinger Sr., 58, of Bowman, died Wednesday, November 19, 2003, at his home.
Born in Clarke County on February 12, 1945, Mr. Hunsinger was a son of the late Charles Frank and Mary McClane Hunsinger.
He worked with the City of Athens and attended Mill Shoal Baptist Church. Mr. Hunsinger was preceded in death by a brother, Blaine Hunsinger.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, November 21, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial was in the Hunsinger Family Cemetery.
Mr. Hunsinger is survived by his wife, Joyce Brown, Bowman; one son, Ronald Hunsinger Jr., Athens; one daughter, Melissa Clark, Colbert; two step-sons, Lamar Brown and Brian Brown, both of Bowman; one step-daughter, Tammy Bowers, Bowman; one brother, Dicky Hunsinger, of the Diamond Hill Community; two sisters, Wanda Massey, Athens, and Belinda Nash, Nicholson; and six grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Claudine M. Gailey
Mrs. Claudine Milford Gailey, 91, of Commerce, died Sunday, November 23, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Gailey was born in Jackson County on October 5, 1912. She was a daughter of the late Lee Milton and Maude Mira Langston Milford.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Verlin Reece and Eric Tyson officiating. Burial was in the Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Gailey is survived by her husband, Parks Carter Gailey, Commerce; one daughter, Barbara Weaver, Gainesville; one sister, Christine Minor, Commerce; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Mount Olive Baptist Church, 190 Mount Olive Church Road, Commerce, GA.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Marvette H. Turner
Mrs. Marvette Hilton Turner, 69, of Braselton, died Friday, November 21, 2003, at Gwinnett Medical Center of a brief illness.
A native of Hampton County, Va., Mrs. Turner was a daughter of the late Marvin and Carrie Gillikin Nichols.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 24, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband, Charles Leo Turner, Braselton; daughters, Carolyn G. Hilton, Braselton, and Cathy H. Warner, Roanoke, Va.; sons, James A. Hilton, Alpharetta, and George C. Hilton, Hampton, Va.; sisters, Annette Hulett, Capitola, Calif., Norma Vaughn, Yuba City, Calif., and Nan Hutchinson, Colorado Springs, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a children’s charity of one’s choice.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Helen Martin
Mrs. Helen Martin, of Dalton, died Wednesday, November 19, 2003.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband, Herman Martin; three grandchildren, BJ, Tayna and Tammie; and special friends, Reane and Mark Higgins, Tennessee, and Jim and Millie Gray, Maysville.
“Helen was a good Christian lady,” said friends. “She loved everyone. She will be missed.”
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Louise T. Brown
Mrs. Louise Tolan Brown, 86, of McComb, Miss., formerly of Buford, died Friday, November 21, 2003.
Mrs. Brown was a member of Open Door Baptist Church, McComb, Miss., and a former member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church.
“She was known for her ability to bake and decorate cakes and for having a servants heart,” said family members.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by a brother, John Lester Stowe Jr.
Funeral services were to have been held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford, with burial in the Sugar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, the Rev. J.C. Brown, McComb, Miss.; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Marie Tolan, Buford, and Richard and Sheila Tolan, Flowery Branch; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Arvid Johnson, Clearmont, Fla.; step-daughters and sons-in-law, Donnice and Joe Mills, Auburn, and Frances and Pat Shields, Irving, Texas; sisters, Mary Knight, Buford, Rushia Highfield and Estelle McIlhenny, both of Gainesville, and Clarice Lord, Maysville; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Mac McNeal, Buford; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Ralph Pittman Jr.
Ralph Pittman Jr. died Friday, November 14, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Pittman was born October 23, 1945, in Commerce, to the late Ralph Pittman and Gwynell Hayes Pittman.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 20, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Commerce, with the Rev. W.R. Brown officiating. Burial was in John Town Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers and floral bearers.
Mr. Pittman is survived by his godmother, Minnie Bell Warren, Commerce; one daughter, Tonya Feaster, Carnesville; two sons, Cedric Butler and Thaddeus Butler, both of Commerce; three brothers, Hayes (Alice) Pittman and Marcus Pittman, Commerce, and Jeffrey (Jessie Mae) Pittman, Arcade; four sisters, Phyllis Gardner, Atlanta, Lois Pittman and Ruth (Sam) Bonds, both of Commerce, and Patricia Ann Middlebrooks, Athens; five grandchildren, LaTaesha, Tanetra, Anthony, Saquvia and India; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Mason’s Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Mozelle G. Prestridge
Mrs. Mozelle Gilmer “Nana” Prestridge died Saturday, November 22, 2003, at the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Born March 30, 1915, Mrs. Prestridge was the daughter of the late Albert L. and LaVada West Gilmer.
She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Hall Baptist Church, Gainesville.
“She was a loving mother and grandmother and friend to all who knew her,” said family members.
Mrs. Prestridge was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Warren Prestridge, and siblings, the Rev. David Gilmer, Lillie G. White, Edna G. Fuller, Nettie G. Cato, Mary G. Balest, Lee Gilmer and Deward Gilmer. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 24, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Doug Merck officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Hall Baptist Church Cemetery. Sam Chapman, Mitch Chapman, Don Cole, Jimmy Cole, Nelson Elrod and Eddie Gastley served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Prestridge, Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Carol P. and Howard Cooper, Gainesville; grandchildren, Amy C. and Randall Brown, Pendergrass, and Betsy C. and Joel Garner, Buford; great-granddaughter, Melissa Annette Brown, Pendergrass; and several special nieces and nephews and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Tillman R.
‘Pete’ Sailors
Tillman R. “Pete” Sailors, 76, of Commerce, died Thursday, November 20, 2003.
Mr. Sailors was the son of the late Oliver and Ethel “Babe” Howington Sailors.
A Korean War United States Army veteran, Mr. Sailors was a retired Civil Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation. He was a member of Hudson Lodge #294 F.&A.M.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 21, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating.
Mr. Sailors is survived by his wife, Joanne Williams Sailors, Commerce; daughter, Patricia Kelly, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Maylon Clinkscales, Commerce; five grandchildren, Eric and Tina Dickerson, Homer, and Ben and Riane Dickerson, Christina Kelly, Kaylon Clinkscales and Trey Clinkscales, all of Commerce; one step-grandchild; one great-grandchild, Cody Dickerson, Commerce; and three sisters, Meta Smith and Carolyn Barnett, both of Nicholson, and Joyce Tolbert, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Charles E. Foy Jr.
Charles Elmer Foy Jr., 65, of Winder, died Friday, November 21, 2003.
Born in Summerset, Pa., Mr. Foy had been a resident of Winder since 1968. He was a son of the late Charles E. Foy Sr. and Ida Mae Mort.
Mr. Foy was retired from the Army National Guard and had currently been employed with Wal-Mart in Winder. He was a member of Appalachee Baptist Church.
Mr. Foy was preceded in death by a son, Edwin C. Foy.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 24, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Evangelist Linwood Smith officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Foy is survived by his wife, Gertrude Foy, Winder; four sons, David Foy and Timothy Foy, both of Winder, Jonathan Foy, Maysville, and Charles Foy, Arcade; three brothers, Bill, Donald and David Foy, all of Winchester, Va.; four sisters, Nancy Carter, Winder, Linda Clarke, Statham, Betty Foy, Winchester, Va., and Hattie Little, Confluence, Pa.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003

Lillian I. Rankin
Miss Lillian Irene Rankin, 102, of Byronville, formerly of Jefferson, died Saturday, November 22, 2003.
Miss Rankin was born November 14, 1901, a daughter of Charles Edward and Margaret Heaton Rankin.
Miss Rankin lived most of her life in Jackson County, where she taught school in the Jackson County and Jefferson City School Systems for 52 years. She was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include two brothers, Summie Rankin, Jefferson, and Lester Rankin, Anderson, S.C.; and one sister, Edith Geer, San Antonio, Texas.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 26, 2003


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