Jackson County Obituaries...

JANUARY 21, 2004

Jessie S. Wiley
Jessie Sonny Wiley, 60, of Maysville, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a sudden illness.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Wiley was born October 2, 1943, to the late Howard and Clara Bruce Wiley.
He was a self-employed equipment installer for many years and was of the Holiness denomination. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wiley was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Wiley.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 16, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Harvey Smith officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include a daughter, Eva Kitchens, Maysville; son, Doug Wiley, Commerce; brother, Michael Wiley, Commerce; sisters, Eva Lou Roberts, Maysville, and Mary Ruth Bowden and Willie Wilson, both of Commerce; two grandchildren and several other relatives.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Imogene Redmon
Miss Imogene Redmon, 86, of Maysville, died Thursday, January 15, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Miss Redmon was born in Banks County on July 31, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Wiley and Lena Baker Redmon.
Miss Redmon retired from Holiday Inn and was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 17, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan and Jeff Appling officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Miss Redmon is survived by a sister, Viola Redmon, Maysville; and three nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Mazelle A. Childs
Mrs. Mazelle Adams Childs, 96, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at Peachtree Plantation.
Born in Madison on October 26, 1907, Mrs. Childs was the daughter of the late Lee and Pearl Smith Adams.
She was a homemaker and a member of Erastus Christian Church. Mrs. Childs was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Childs.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 16, at Erastus Christian Church with Pastor Carl Beckham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Sammy L. Childs and W. Donald Childs, both of Commerce; one brother, Ernest Adams, Gillsville; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Gloria A. Kutasi
Mrs. Gloria Anna Kutasi, 92, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at Hill Haven Nursing Home.
Mrs. Kutasi is survived by a daughter, Norma Zellner, Colbert; and a son, Ronald Kutasi, Seattle, Wash.
Services will be held at a later date.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Charles C.
Bennett Sr.
Charles Curtis Bennett Sr. died Monday, January 19, 2004.
Mr. Bennett was born in Jefferson in August of 1915, to Charlie Lester and Evelyn Nix Bennett.
He married Margaret Adeline Hanson in 1939 in Madison. The couple recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
Together they raised their six children in Ila, and later in Athens, where they resided for 44 years.
“Mr. Bennett left his family with a rich and Godly heritage,” it was stated.
Mr. Bennett opened his business, Athens Building and Well Supply (later named Athens Plumbing and Well Supply) on February 24, 1947. His three sons worked with him in the business until he retired in 1981.
He loved and served in his church, Prince Avenue Baptist Church, on the Board of Deacons for many years (Chairman). He also served as a Sunday School teacher and Superintendent and as a driver for international students, and was a supporter of WMSL Radio Station and other ministries. Mr. Bennett was treasurer of Bridgeway Home for Boys, was a member of the Gideon Association, and in his later years, was a volunteer fund raiser for Bridgeway and WMSL. He served on the Clarke County Board of Education for six years and was President of the Board in 1970.
Mr. Bennett’s oldest son, Buddy, preceded him in death in 1980, and daughter-in-law, Kay, in 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 22, at Prince Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Bennett’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present deacons of Prince Avenue Baptist Church and members of the Word Bearer’s Sunday School Class.
Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife; son, Don Bennett, Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Susan Bennett, Athens; daughter, Lyn Bennett, Atlanta; daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne and Lynn Bahnsen, Athens, and Angie and Tommy Prince, Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Pat Bennett, Athens; grandchildren, Curt Bennett (Michelle), April B. Porter (Steve), Jason Bennett, Tap Bennett (Dee Dee), Billy Bennett, Meg B. Titshaw (Keith), Ben Bahnsen (Betsy), Brett Bahnsen, Rollin Prince, Nathan Prince and Merry Katherine Prince; great-grandchildren, Connor Bennett, Victoria, Jaclyn, Caroline and Meredith Bennett, Taylor and Lauren Titshaw and Magill Bahnsen; brothers, George Bennett, Miami, Fla., and William Bennett, Denver, Colo.; sister, Sarah Carson, Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Prince Avenue Baptist Church, 595 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Ann Inglett
Ms. Ann Elizabeth Black Inglett, 66, of Nicholson, died Sunday, January 18, 2004.
A native of Jackson County, Ms. Inglett was a daughter of the late Eddie Black and Myrtle Haynes Seabolt.
She retired from the First National Bank in Jackson County and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include sons, Andy Inglett, Athens, and Steve Inglett, Monroe; sister, Jean Bullington, Fayetteville, Tenn.; brother, Gene White, Pinehurst, N.C.; grandchildren, Heather and Zackery Inglett; step-father, Verner Seabolt; and her fiance, Gene Rice, and his children who were her adopted family.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Clifford D. Wilson
Clifford D. Wilson (Pop-Brother-in-law), 62, of Commerce, formerly of Gwinnett County, died Saturday, January 17, 2004.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Patricia D. Wilson, Commerce; children, Ernest McDonald Jr., Tennessee, Veronica L. and Jerry Wright and Wesley Wilson, all of Commerce, C.D. Wilson Jr. and Becky Wilson, Flowery Branch, Shawn and Crystal Wilson, Loganville, and Billy and Terri Wilson, Dacula; sisters, Billie Joyce Minton and Wanda Jo McDonald, both of Tucson, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Mary L. Wilson
Mrs. Mary Louise Lewallen Wilson, 75, of Alto, died Monday, January 19, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Banks County on May 10, 1928, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late William and Alpha Stewart Lewallen.
She retired from Mt. Vernon Mills and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.
“She loved to crochet, quilt and needlepoint,” said family members.
Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey R. Wilson Jr., a grandson, Kenny Marchbanks, three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, at Enon Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Elrod officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne and Charles Smith, Alto, Jackie and Tony Croy, Lula, Gail and David Wilbanks, Baldwin, Jeannine and Ricky Elrod, Cornelia, and Lynn and Greg McCoy, Gillsville; son, Danny Wilson, Alto; brothers, James Lewallen and Benny Lewallen, both of Commerce; sisters, Alice Gilbert and Scviller Wright, both of Gainesville, Thursey Hewell, Cleveland, and Lilly Rose Crow, Florida; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Brodus Brawner
Brodus Brawner died recently in Jackson, Mich.
Well-known in Commerce, Mr. Brawner was born April 19, 1928, in Banks County, the seventh child of B.Y. Brawner and Hattie Scott.
Living most of his life in Commerce, Mr. Brawner was a farmer, a handy man and a gospel singer in the 1950s and 1960s.
“He always greeted you with a smile,” said family members. “Brodus always believed in doing the right thing. You would always see him walking to town, he never owned a car.
“He loved children and always kept a safe house for them. He’s in God’s hands. We will miss him.”
Mr. Brawner is survived by two brothers, Paul and Leroy Brawner, Jackson, Mich.; and one sister, Helen L. Dixon, Springfield, Ohio.
The Brawner Brothers Gospel Singers is planning a memorial service at a later date.
Those seeking information may contact Celia Brawner at (770) 718-9721.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Michael K.
‘Mike’ Davis
Michael Keith “Mike” Davis, 33, of Statham, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004.
Born in Clarke County, Mr. Davis attended Oconee County schools and Athens Tech. He was employed as a route salesman with Frito Lay, where he was third in his district in sales and served as Safety Captain. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Mr. Davis was the grandson of the late Eula Stephens Fields and Henry Stephens.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 17, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Charlene Davis; children, Courtney Marie, Samantha Elyse and Cameron Macy; mother, Rhonda Davis, Bogart; father and step-mother, Jerry and Martha Davis, Jefferson; grandmother, Margaret Long; sister and brother-in-law, Tina and Willie Peek, and nieces, Trinitie Marie and Shae MaryAnn Peek; step-brothers, David and Wayne Holland; step-sister, Shelby Jackson; aunt and uncle, Wayne and Janice Stephens; and cousins, Christopher and Timothy Stephens.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Chloe P. Massey
Mrs. Chloe Pinion Massey, 89, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Massey was born October 15, 1914, in Jackson County. She was the daughter of the late James Oscar and Lessie Ryder Pinion.
Mrs. Massey was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Weldon Massey.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 23, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Kent Cranford and David Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Massey is survived by a son, Richard Massey, Commerce; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Flowers are welcome, or contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Worther M. Vollrath
Mrs. Worther Mae Clark Vollrath, 97, of BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, formerly of Royston, died Monday, January 19, 2004.
Mrs. Vollrath was born in Hart County on March 22, 1906. She was the daughter of the late William Francis and Lora Ann Ray Clark.
Mrs. Vollrath was a homemaker and a member of Salem Pentecostal Holiness Fire Baptized Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Vollrath Sr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Glenn Vollrath and James Meadows officiating. Burial was in the Salem Pentecostal Holiness Fire Baptized Church Cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Howard Vollrath Jr., Ellenwood, Paul Vollrath and James Vollrath, both of Anderson, S.C., and Edgar Vollrath, Commerce; four daughters, Ruth Whitlow, Winterville, Mattie Lou Stovall, Hartwell, Sarah Beauchamp, Dacula, and Patricia Vollrath, Lavonia; 30 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Bertha P. Hyde
Mrs. Bertha Pinson Hyde, 99, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at Hospice of the Upstate, South Carolina, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Hyde was born in Dawson County to the late George and Eula Darnell Pinson.
She retired from New Holland Mill and was of the Congregational Holiness denomination. Mrs. Hyde was preceded in death by five children, Stoy Lee Hyde, Clara Mae Hunsinger, Tinne Adams, Roy L. Hyde and Lorene Brock, and four brothers and one sister, Tom, Guy, Jim and Everett Pinson and Clara Medlin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 17, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Scott Barnham officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include one son, James D. Hyde, Gainesville; two daughters, Gladys Ray, Pendergrass, and Lucille Watkins, Anderson, S.C.; 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 38 great-great-grandchildren, several great-great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

‘Roger’ P. Hanley
“Roger” Paul Hanley, 22, of Commerce, died Thursday, January 15, 2004.
Mr. Hanley was a native and lifelong resident of Jackson County. He was a self-employed landscaper and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 19, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Jimmy Owensby and Curtis Green officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Hanley is survived by his father, Hubert Hanley, Commerce; mother and step-father, Becky Sue Standridge Hanley and Nathan Cowart, Commerce; fiancee, Michele Sypin, Commerce; expected child, Dylan Paul Hanley; sister, Charmin Saxon, Commerce; grandparents, Bobby and Helen Watts, Samuel and Flossie Standridge and Lois Middleton, all of Commerce, and Becky and Hank Williamson, Jefferson; and a number of aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Vickie Murray
Mrs. Vickie Murray, 46, a homemaker, of Winder, died Saturday, January 17, 2004.
Born in North Carolina, Mrs. Murray was a daughter of James and Helen Cheek, Winder.
Mrs. Murray had participated in drag races in a car that was owned by Johnny Cotton Racing, a company owned by her late husband, Stephen Murray.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 19, in Smith’s Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. C.M. Carruthers officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Murray is survived by a son, Cody Murray, Winder; brothers, Steve Lewis and Bobby Lewis, both of Arcade, Eddie Cheek, Winder, and Harold Cheek, Auburn; and sister, Diane Toland, Hudson, Fla.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Tom Minish
Thomas Gene Minish, 75, of Bowman, a United States Navy veteran, died Monday, January 12, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Minish was born in Jackson County on December 25, 1928. He was the son of the late Thomas Aubrey and Lois Arthur Minish.
Mr. Minish was a retired electrician and was a member of New Hope Worship Center.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, in the New Hope Worship Center Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating.
Mr. Minish is survived by his wife, Annie Sue Phillips Minish, Bowman; two sons, Doug Minish, Royston, and William Minish, Danielsville; two daughters, Barbara Dudley, Danielsville, and Kathy Bailey, Hull; one sister, Sara McClure, Commerce; four grandchildren and one step-granddaughter.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Dessie Sorrells
Mrs. Dessie Lou Osley Sorrells, 87, of Colbert, formerly of Royston, died Monday, January 19, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Sorrells was born in Madison County on April 10, 1916. She was a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Octavia Patterson Osley.
Mrs. Sorrells was a homemaker and attended Colbert Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Hazel Coker, four brothers, Roy, Grover, Bishop and Felton Osley, and a sister, Vonnie Sue Dove.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Mill Shoal Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Evelyn Hall, Loganville, Shirley Short, Maysville, Joyce Eidson, Snellville, and Brenda Wright, Lawrenceville; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Delma T. Ivey
Delma T. Ivey, 79, of Buford, died Sunday, January 18, 2004.
Mr. Ivey was a native of Jackson County. He was the retired owner of Ivey Garage in Buford for the past 40 years and was a member of Woods Grove Baptist Church, Auburn.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Revs. Danny Sudderth and Harold Thornhill officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens, Buford.
Mr. Ivey is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beatrice Key Ivey, Buford; daughter, Peggy Holcombe, Oakwood; daughter and son-in-law, Marie and David Harrison, Buford; sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Vicky Ivey, Braselton, and Terry and Deborah Ivey, Buford; grandchildren, Rhonda Phillips, Chris Ivey, Keith Ivey, Brian Ellis Ivey, Amanda Ivey and Brittany Ivey; great-grandchildren, Josh Phillips, Jacob Phillips, Shawn Ivey and Conner Ivey; sister, Ina Perry, Jefferson; sister-in-law, Nell Ivey, Belmont; and several nieces and nephews.
Flanigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004

Mattie L. Hix
Mrs. Mattie Lou Jackson Hix, 70, of Winder, died Monday, January 19, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.


Jean M. Jarrett
Mrs. Jean Milam Jarrett, 79, of Maysville, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Jarrett was born in Fulton County to the late Joseph Tillman and Beulah Lee Clay Milam.
She was a self-employed beautician and was retired from Joyland Child Development Center. Mrs. Jarrett attended Grove Level Baptist Church, Maysville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Foster Lee Jarrett Jr., and a daughter, Julie Hope Jarrett.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 17, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Cecil Holcombe and Clack Stubbs officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta. Mrs. Jarrett’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Anita and David McConnell, Maysville; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Anna Jarrett, Maysville; sisters, Marie Slaick and Jackie Todd, both of Snellville, and Joann Watkins, Lilburn; grandsons, Tommy Jarrett, Dillion Jarrett and Sean McConnell; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Andrea and Todd Thomas; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Artie and Maria McConnell and Stephen and Tina McConnell; and five great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to Gideons International.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 21, 2004


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