Jackson County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 3, 2003

Dewey Sharpton
Dewey Sharpton, 58, of Talmo, formerly of Bethlehem, died Monday, December 1, 2003.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mr. Sharpton was a son of the late Jack and Bonnie Towler Sharpton.
He was employed in the Hatchery Division at Harrison Poultry.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 4, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Carl Fowler officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Bohannon, Talmo, and Debbie Sharpton, Winder; two sisters, Joann Spence, Winder, and Shirley Herrington, Bethlehem; two brothers, F.A. Sharpton, Dacula, and Billy Sharpton, Lawrenceville; and six grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

Glenda J. Howington
Mrs. Glenda Jean Wilbanks Howington, of Nicholson, died Monday, December 1, 2003, of an extended illness.
Mrs. Howington was the daughter of Ruth Blalock Wilbanks, Nicholson, and the late Milton L. Wilbanks.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Howington is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia, 2951 Flowers Road South, Suite 211, Atlanta, GA 30341.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

Thomas
‘Tommy’ Manus
Thomas Ervin “Tommy” Manus, 90, of Weddington, N.C., died Friday, November 28, 2003, at Carolinas Medical Center, Pineville, N.C.
Mr. Manus was born July 1, 1913, in Union County, N.C., the son of the late Pearl Manus Hargett.
He farmed in Union and Mecklenburg counties during his early life. He was associated with Perfect Fit Company in Monroe, N.C., for more than 20 years, and retired in 1978 from Rexam Inc., Pineville, after five years of service. Mr. Manus was a former member of Weddington United Methodist Church and attended Eastwood Forest Baptist Church in Stallings, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Willie Faire Gordon Manus, a son, Thomas Allen Manus, and a great-grandchild, Lauren Eugenia Helms.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Manus was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 30, at McEwen Mint Hill Chapel with his son, the Rev. Dr. Billy Joe Manus, and two grandsons, the Rev. Rob Washington and the Rev. Chad Manus officiating. Burial was in Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe.
Mr. Manus is survived by his wife, Ollie McClain Manus; children, Juanita Manus Helms (Junior), Peggy Manus Helms (Joe), Ruth Manus, Shirley Manus Burgess (Kent), Elsie Manus Williams (Rayford), the Rev. Dr. Billy Joe Manus (Terry), Jo Ann Helms Lowder (Thomas), Hoyle “Buddy” Helms (Shelia), Linda Sue Helms Jarrell (Tommy), Sandra Helms Tudor (Thomas), Jerry Helms (Dianne), Deborah Helms Redmond (Douglas) and Ricky Helms (Tracy); sister, Wilma Smith; 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
McEwen Funeral Service Inc., Mint Hill Chapel, Charlotte, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

Marguerite
P. Duncan
Mrs. Marguerite Porter Duncan, 79, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of a brief illness.
Mrs. Duncan was born in Jackson County on September 15, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mary Wilson Porter.
Mrs. Duncan had worked in a textile mill as a spinning machine operator and was a member of Living Word Worship Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. “HUB” Duncan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 4, at Living Word Worship Center with the Revs. Richard James and Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Mrs. Duncan’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, H.W. and Lynn Duncan, Braselton; daughters, Sandra Duncan Howington and Rebecca Mealor, both of Commerce; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

William
‘Donald’ Banks
William “Donald” Banks, 60, of Hoschton, died Saturday, November 29, 2003.
Born in Clarke County, Mr. Banks was a son of Katie Everette Banks, Winder, and the late William Thomas Banks.
He was a former manager with Carwood Manufacturing and was a member of Hoschton First Baptist Church, where he served as a former music minister. Mr. Banks was a Mason and was a former Cub Scout Master. He was also a member of the Winder Lodge.
“He enjoyed outdoor activity,” said family members.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 7, at Hoschton First Baptist Church with the Revs. John Mark Carpenter and Charles Dunahoo officiating. Burial will be in the Hoschton Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son and daughter-in-law, Ethan Donald and Heather Elkins Banks, Hoschton; daughters and sons-in-law, Emily Allyson Banks and Darwin Keith Schattler, Commerce, and Erin-Anissa Banks and Mark David Rigglesford, Hoschton; and brother, Steven Alan Banks, Senoia.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, Always & Forever Memorial & Honor Program, Attn: Ada Web, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720, or to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church prior to the service.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

Sylvia R. Threatt
Mrs. Sylvia Rice Threatt, 70, of Greenville, S.C., died Sunday, November 30, 2003, at the home of her daughter.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Threatt was a daughter of the late Arthur and Eula Mae Lord Rice. She was the wife of the late Douglas Eugene Threatt.
Mrs. Threatt was a member of Park Place Baptist Church and was a retired accountant with Continental Southern Industries.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 2, in the chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest, Greenville, S.C., with the Rev. Tim Ballard officiating. Graveside services followed at 3 p.m. in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Thoennes, Greenville, S.C.; son, Scott Threatt, Greenville, S.C.; sisters, Barbara R. Barnette, Decatur, and Gail R. Stowe, Lilburn; brother, Jerry Rice, Commerce; and four grandchildren.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

Royce E. Mathis
Royce Eugene Mathis, 65, of Arcade, died Thursday, November 27, 2003.
Born in Andrews, N.C., Mr. Mathis was a son of the late Mylo and Maude Mathis.
Mr. Mathis was a 16-year veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. He was a Mason, a member of Winder Lodge 333 and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Winder. During his retirement, Mr. Mathis worked as a CNA in a nursing facility.
“He loved taking care of the elderly,” it was stated. “He also loved children.”
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 30, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Joel Shadburn officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Mathis is survived by his wife, Margaret Gaye Shields Mathis, Arcade; three sons, Michael David Mathis, Richmond, Va., Robert Eugene Mathis Sr., Winder, and Jeffery Paul Mathis, Woodstock; one step-son, Charles Wendell Clark, Andrews, N.C.; one step-daughter, Donna Clark, Cashiers, N.C.; one brother, Gerald Mathis, Andrews, N.C.; one sister, Frances Cary, Robinsville, N.C.; seven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003


Frances R. Lambert
Mrs. Frances Roberts Lambert, 93, of Jefferson, died Friday, November 28, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of a sudden illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Lambert was a daughter of the late Jett Guy Roberts and Birtie Turner Roberts. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leonard Drown and Johnny Lambert.
Mrs. Lambert was a loyal member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson and was a guide for many years at the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 29, at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with the Rev. John Lambert officiating. Burial was in the Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bryant Lambert, Ronnie Hopkins, Fred Gurley, Bobby Bailey, Dorsey Brooks and Tom Wilbanks.
Survivors include a sister, Julia Roberts Freeman, Atlanta; one nephew and four nieces.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B2, Athens, GA 30605.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

Frances R. Venable
Mrs. Frances R. (Tass) (Granny) Venable, 75, of Bogart, formerly of Commerce, died Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at her residence of an extended illness.
Mrs. Venable was a retired child care provider in the Athens area and was a member of Princeton United Methodist Church, Athens. She was an active co-leader for Girl Scout Troop 2030 of Athens.
Mrs. Venable was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Venable, her mother, Bessie McGinnis Fuller, her father, Francis Marion Fuller, and a brother, Dickie Fuller.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 29, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Russell Reptske officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jolynn Venable Farley and James Farley, Athens; son, George S. Venable, Athens; granddaughter and husband, Tonya (Missy) Farley Wagner and Eric Wagner; grandson and wife, Michael Timothy Farley and Catherine Chambers Farley; great-granddaughter, Lacey Wagner; sister and brother-in-law, Karen Fuller Brookshaw and Gene Brookshaw, Birmingham, Ala.; two nephews and other numerous relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Lymphoma Society or to the St. Mary’s Hospice.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

Grover C. Wall
Grover Cleveland Wall, 93, of Winder, died Monday, December 1, 2003.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Wall was a son of the late Zara Belle A. and Lilly Wall. He was a lifetime resident of Barrow County and was retired from the Gainesville Store Co. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in the Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery, Maysville.
Mr. Wall is survived by his wife, Ruby E. Wall, Winder; sons, Wayne Wall, Winder, and Ricky Wall, Jefferson; daughter, Linda Wall, Winder; brothers, Eddie L. Wall, Statham, and Alvin Wall, Twin City; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

Jack R. Barnes
Jack R. Barnes, 62, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, November 26, 2003.
Born in Barrow County, Mr. Barnes was a lifetime resident of the area and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Auburn. He was a son of the late Robert and Edna Wills Barnes.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 29, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Richard Cole officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Dianne Stinchcomb Barnes, Bethlehem; a son, Tendell Barnes, Nicholson; daughter, Donna Hill, Maysville; brother, Johnny Barnes, Statham; sisters, Geneva Smith and Dianne Church, both of Winder, and Betty Phillips and Dorothy Mobley, both of Statham; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 1434 Cronic Town Road, Auburn, GA 30011.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

W.P. Winn Jr.
Warren Pierce (W.P.) Winn Jr., 82, of the Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Royston, formerly of Bowman, died Sunday, November 30, 2003.
Mr. Winn was born April 5, 1921, in Elbert County, a son of the late Warren Pierce Winn Sr. and the late Minnie Hillard Winn.
He was a retired truck driver and was of the Methodist denomination. Mr. Winn was preceded in death by three brothers, Hugh, Watson and Hoyt Winn.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 2, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Jim Winn and Billy Owensby officiating. Burial was in the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Winn is survived by his wife, Evelyn Bowen Mize Winn, Royston; a son, Ronald D. Winn, Hartwell; step-son, Henry Mize, Douglasville; step-daughter, Nancy Mize Glenn, Jefferson; one grandson, seven step-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bowman Baptist Church, 66 W. Church Street NW, Bowman, GA 30624, or to the Bowman United Methodist Church.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

Dorothy V. Pittman
Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Davis Pittman, 75, of Hull, died Sunday, November 30, 2003.
A native of Seneca, S.C., Mrs. Pittman was a daughter of the late Claude Bennett and Novie Turpin Davis.
She lived her childhood years in the Athens area before moving to Florida, and retiring back to Madison County. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Pittman was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Pittman.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Gerald Bishop officiating.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Betty Pittman, Hull; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Glenn Kingsolver, Hull; brothers, Ed Davis and Johnny Davis, both of Jefferson; sisters, Hazel Smith, Roberta Woods and Claudia Chastain, all of Jefferson; and grandchildren, Sebastian Hernandez, Christian Pittman, Jacquelyn Suzanne Pittman, Victoria Pittman, Dorothy Cristina DeCastro and William DeCastro.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

Martha N. Hollis
Mrs. Martha Nell Hollis, 61, of Gainesville, died Monday, December 1, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Gainesville, Mrs. Hollis spent her time being a house mom.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, December 4, in the chapel of McDonald & Son Funeral Home, Gainesville Chapel, with the Revs. Clifford Allen and Steve Baker officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Steve Allison, Flowery Branch; sons, Willis Grizzle, Murrayville, and Dean Grizzle, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, James and Marisa Dale, Gainesville; brother, Jerry Smallwood, Gainesville; niece, Missi Smallwood Cyree, Gainesville; and eight grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
McDonald & Son Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003

Ray Rockmore
Ray Rockmore, 61, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Winder, died Monday, December 1, 2003.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Rockmore was a son of the late Kermit and Annie Brock Rockmore.
He was a longtime pastor of White Plains Baptist Church, Jefferson, and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church. He was employed by General Motors as an inspector.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 5, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Robert Peavy and James McNeal officiating. Burial will be in the Bethabra Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Rockmore is survived by his wife, Joyce Rockmore, Lawrenceville; son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Lisa Rockmore, Braselton; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Eric Kay, Flowery Branch; three step-daughters, Caren Camp, Lawrenceville, Sandra Heard, Cumming, and Greta Clay, Gainesville; two step-sons, David Davison, Atlanta, and Matthew Davison, Lawrenceville; two sisters, Geneva Bennett and Juanita Wills, both of Hoschton; one brother, Ludon Rockmore, Cumming; two grandchildren, Sophia Kay and Dakotah Kay; and eight step-grandchildren, Jessica Ethridge, Tyler Heard, Tara Heard, Nicole Clay, Natalie Clay, Noel Clay, Nella Clay and Chase Jones.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 3, 2003


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