Jackson County Obituaries...

JANUARY 28, 2004

Clifford ‘Bossman’ Howington
Clifford “Bossman” Howington, 76, of Jefferson, died Monday, January 26, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mr. Howington was born in Jackson County on March 7, 1927. He was a son of the late Hoyt and Nell Anthony Howington.
Mr. Howington was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II, and was the retired owner of Howington’s B-B-Q. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Johnny Ray officiating. Burial will be in the Cabin Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Commerce. Michael Tate, Dennis Howington, Mark Howington, Michael Howington, Ricky Howington and Jack Howington Jr. will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Howington is survived by his wife, Eunice Venable Howington, Jefferson; son, Hershel Howington, Jefferson; sister, Mary Sue Howington, Jefferson; brothers, Billy Howington, Jack Howington and Ronnie Howington, all of Jefferson; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Gary L. Herndon
Gary Lee Herndon, 52, of Jefferson, died Monday, January 26, 2004.
Mr. Herndon was a son of the late William Herndon and Bertie Mae Starnes Herndon, Hiram.
He was self-employed in construction and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Eric Shelton officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery.
Mr. Herndon is survived by his wife, Wanda Bruce Herndon, Jefferson; children, Brad Herndon, Canton, Tandi Leann Herndon, Dallas, and Holly Ann Herndon, Jefferson; sisters, Frances Martin, Hiram, and Barbara Stover, Mabelton; brother, Donald Herndon, Lithia Springs; and three grandchildren, Chase Jones, Kelsey Plummer and Cole Plummer.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Beulah B. Archer
Mrs. Beulah Barrett Archer, 87, of Commerce, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at Hartwell Health Care.
Mrs. Archer was a daughter of the late Homer and Frankie Lou Anglin Savage. She was twice married, first to the late Frank Barrett, and second to the late Aucy Archer.
Mrs. Archer was a homemaker and a member of the Commerce Church of God. She was preceded in death by three sons, Cecil Barrett, Willis Barrett and Bobby Barrett, and three brothers, Guy Savage, Roy Savage and James Savage.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, at Bible Way Church of God with the Revs. Carroll Griffin and Wayne Durden officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include five daughters, Nizzie Mae Barrett and Bertie Bagwell, both of Commerce, Betty Bennett, Hartwell, and Mary Wynn and Judy Baxter, both of Hull; two sons, Richard Barrett, Hull, and Johnny Barrett, Grove Town; three brothers, B.D. Savage, Gainesville, John Henry Savage, Ware Shoals, S.C., and Paul Savage, Mills River, N.C.; three sisters, Bernice Shockley and Cozetta Morris, both of Lula, and Eula Mae Staghorn, Cornelia; five step-daughters, Jeannette Jacobs, Nancy Wood and Jean Wilson, all of Commerce, Janie Hart, Jefferson, and Annie Ruth Bassett, Siloam Springs, Ark.; five step-sons, Edward Archer, Winterville, Denny Archer, Helen, Mike Archer, Center, Charles Archer, Commerce, and Ray Archer, Ocala, Fla.; 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Carolyn R. Brooks
Mrs. Carolyn Romez Anglin Brooks, 89, of Nicholson, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at Morgan Memorial Hospital.
Born August 18, 1914, in Jackson County, Mrs. Brooks was a daughter of the late Jewell Anglin and Mary Lee Gailey Anglin.
She was a homemaker and a member of Center United Methodist Church. Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Brooks.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at Center United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bobby Anthony and Griff Carithers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Lenton Brooks, Duluth, and Russell Brooks, Madison; two sisters, Alelia Baird, Jefferson, and Vallie Mae Fitzpatrick, Center; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center United Methodist Church, 426 Old Commerce Road Ext., Athens, GA 30607.
The family was to have received friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Rex Osborn
Rex Osborn, 82, of Commerce, died Friday, January 23, 2004.
A native of Lincoln, Neb., Mr. Osborn resided in Jackson County for the past three years.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 1, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Commerce.
Mr. Osborn is survived by his wife, Vivian D. Osborn, Commerce; two daughters, Robin Riles, Commerce, and Pat Kiser, Nicholson; and two grandchildren.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Albert F.
‘Slick’ Dudley
Albert F. Dudley, 70, of Danielsville, a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Dudley was born in Madison County on March 23, 1933, son of the late Albert Goss and Myrtle Argo Dudley.
He was a truck driver and retired from maintenance at the University of Georgia. Mr. Dudley was a member of the John H. Jones Masonic Lodge, the Danielsville V.F.W. Post, the American Legion in Lexington and the Holly Cove Camping Ground in Cherokee, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston, with full Masonic Rites. Members of the John H. Jones Masonic Lodge served as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Dudley is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Cromer Dudley, Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, Pedro and Karen Dudley, Apollo Beach, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Jeff Perry and Rhonda and Rickey Drake, all of Danielsville, and Connie and Rodney Perry, Hull; grandchildren, Chaz Perry, Amber Drake and Alex Perry; brothers, G.W. Dudley, Commerce, Roger Dudley, Danielsville, and Rickey Dudley, Winder; and sisters, Betty Maddox and Beth Dixon, both of Gainesville, Sylvia McGowan, Cleveland, and Violet Harris and Pansy Moore, both of Danielsville.
Memorials may be made to the John H. Jones Masonic Lodge in Danielsville.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Ruth S. Mauldin
Mrs. Ruth Sikes Mauldin, 89, of Jefferson, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Born February 11, 1914, in Jackson County, Mrs. Mauldin was the daughter of the late George Raymond “Sam” Sikes Sr. and Emma Carruth Sikes.
She was a retired cloth inspector with Jefferson Mills and a member of Victory Baptist Church. Mrs. Mauldin was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis C. Mauldin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Mauldin is survived locally by a niece, Ruby Lynn Minish, Jefferson; and a cousin, Clara S. Banks, Jefferson. Other survivors include nieces, Mrs. Johnnie Van Hoy, Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Peggy Foster, Gastonia, N.C., and Mrs. James Truelove, Sanford, N.C.; and nieces and husbands, Mr. and Mrs. John Bonardi, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Parrish and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Truelove, all of Sanford, N.C.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Dollie D. Stanley
Mrs. Dollie Debra Stanley, 57, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Stanley was born in Hall County where she lived many years. She was a daughter of the late Elbert Greenway and Thelma Masters Greenway.
She retired from Gainesville Manufacturing after 25 years of service and was a member of White Hall Baptist Church. Mrs. Stanley was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Melissa “Missy” Stanley, a son, Evertt “Tank” Stanley, and two sisters, Bonnie Lee Smith and Jackie Greenway.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 17, at White Hall Baptist Church. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mrs. Stanley is survived by her husband, Wayne Stanley, Jefferson; son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne “Buck” and Gina Stanley, Jefferson; foster child, Roy Lee Masters, Gainesville; granddaughter, Devin Lynn Stanley, Jefferson; father-in-law, Hermen C. Stanley, Jefferson; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Swain Stanley, Gainesville; brother, David Greenway, Gainesville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim Bo and Vickie Howington, Jefferson, and Dexter and Kathy Stanley, Gainesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Bryan L. Williams
Bryan Lamar Williams, of Charleston, S.C., died Friday, January 9, 2004.
Mr. Williams was born April 25, 1957, in Cape May Courthouse, N.J., the son of William Lamar Williams, Commerce, and Winnie Baker, Ladson, S.C.
He was a self-employed fiberglass artisan.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, January 12, at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, South Carolina.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Williams is survived by his soul mate, Ann Williams, mother of his two sons, Nolan Ryan Williams and Kyle Lamar Williams, both of Charleston, S.C.; one sister, Allison Williams, North Charleston, S.C.; and paternal grandmother, Annette Williams, Commerce.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 215 East Bay Street, Suite 204, Charleston, SC 29401.
A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting www.jhenrystuhr.com.
J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004


Martha J. White
Mrs. Martha Jo Ayers White, 65, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a sudden illness.
Mrs. White was born in Jackson County, daughter of the late Joe B. and Grace Cofield Ayers.
She retired from SCT Yarns in Jefferson and was a member of Oconee Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at Center Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Jesse Mealor and Roy Looney officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Joey Ayers, Ricky Ayers, Ryan Ayers, Tim Fountain, Timothy Smallwood, Greta Ingram and Jeffrey Lee served as pallbearers. Justin Ayers was honorary pallbearer.
Mrs. White is survived by her husband, Roy Lee White, Commerce; daughter, Lynn Hall, Jefferson; son, Andy White, Commerce; sisters, Lois Fabris, Danielsville, Janet Kelly, Carnesville, Christy Sosebee, Lilburn, and Wanda Haggard, Lexington; brothers, Buddy Ayers and Chuck Ayers, both of Danielsville, and Steve Ayers, Commerce; one grandchild, Joshua Hall; and one great-grandchild, Joshua C. Hall.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004
Ronnie W. Everett
Ronnie W. Everett, 57, of Hull, a native of Barrow County, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004.
Mr. Everett was a son of the late Olen Pharr and Eileen Morgan Everett.
He was employed as a truck driver with Garrett Paving Co. prior to becoming disabled.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 22, at Appalachee Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Everett officiating, assisted by the Rev. Randy Crowe. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mike Little, Sean Wyatt, Timmy Little, Jason Wyatt, Brad Bates and Jimmy Little served as pallbearers.
Mr. Everett is survived by his wife, Pamela H. Everett, Hull; daughter, Angela R. Everett, Hull; son, Andy Everett, Jefferson; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Ron and Shannon Bryant, Colbert; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Lewis Greeson, Auburn; brother and sister-in-law, Quill and Sandra Everett, Winder; and grandchildren, Alyssa and Alayna Everett, Jefferson, and Amber and Brianna Bryant, Colbert.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Florene C. Garrett
Mrs. Florene Clark Garrett, 75, of Winder, died Wednesday, January 21, 2004.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Garrett lived most of her life in Hall County. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Flora Walden Clark.
Mrs. Garrett was a member of the Gainesville Church of Nazarene. She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Garrett and Roy Lee Garrett Jr.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 23, in Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating.
Mrs. Garrett is survived by her husband, Roy Lee Garrett; three daughters, Diane Ford and Joanne Ward, both of Winder, and Carolyn Mathis, Arcade; two brothers, Jackie Clark, Gainesville, and Dick Clark, Buford; one sister, Jean Slaton, Winder; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Pearl S. Fowler
Mrs. Pearl S. Fowler, 86, of Royston, died Friday, January 23, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Fowler was born in Banks County on April 16, 1917, daughter of the late Warren and Emma Hart Stevens.
She was a seamstress and homemaker and a member of Royston Baptist Church. Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Brock Fowler, and three sisters.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 25, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Williard Crider officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Survivors include a son, James K. Fowler, Jacksonville, Fla.; daughters, Patricia Price, Royston, Betty Chatham, Commerce, and Carolyn Waldroup, Ila; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Lucille M. Bailey
Mrs. Lucille Mote Bailey, 77, of Lula, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Bailey was born in Habersham County, but had lived in Hall County for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Oscar Sidney Mote and Minnie Bell York Mote.
Mrs. Bailey retired from United Vending Co. and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Edward Bailey, and a sister, Lorene Brewer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. David Carithers officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Stacy Bailey, Jefferson, Stephen and Joan Bailey, Alto, Curtis and Deborah Bailey, Bethlehem, and David and Tammy Bailey, Lula; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Marion J. Rider Jr.
Marion James Rider Jr., 81, of Winder, a United States Army veteran, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at Gwinnett County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Rider was born in Hall County where he lived most of his life. He was a son of Marion James Rider Sr. and Anna Belle Gittens Rider.
Mr. Rider retired from Marda and was a member of Garden Heights Baptist Church. His hobby was growing roses and making arrangements for churches and weddings.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Kenneth Brewer and Mike Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Braselton.
Mr. Rider is survived by his wife, Clara Cash Rider, Winder; sister, Betty Jo Ray, Stockbridge; brother, H.T. Rider, Foley, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Daisy Mae Rider, Gainesville, and Emma Claudine “Rider” Abraham, Wildwood, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Clinton J.
‘Clint’ Taylor Sr.
Clinton J. “Clint” Taylor Sr., 78, of Athens, died Sunday, January 25, 2004.
Mr. Taylor was born November 6, 1925, a son of the late E.L. and Minnie Clark Taylor.
He was a retired school superintendent and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Athens. He worked in both the Jackson County and Jefferson City School Systems during his career.
Mr. Taylor was a graduate of Mississippi State and Auburn University and was a member of the Athens Country Club. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during World War II.
“He was a great husband and dad and a loving grandfather,” said family members.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Bill Britt and Charles Ritter and Shannon Adams officiating. Burial was in Georgia Memorial Park, Marietta. John Sugg, Taylor Parker, Nelson Parker, Phillip Parker, Hugh Stephenson and Gary Taylor served as pallbearers. Golfers and educators served as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine Davis Taylor, Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Clint Taylor Jr. and Cathy Taylor, Acworth; sisters, Sara Stephens, Ackerman, Miss., and Pearline Myer, Glenshaw, Pa.; brothers, Howard Taylor, Calhoun City, Miss., Carl Taylor, Texas, and Glyn Taylor, Lawton, Okla.; and grandchildren, Matthew Taylor, Davis Taylor and Alexis Taylor.
Contributions may be made to the Athens First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 327 North Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30601.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004


Hattie G. Williamson
Mrs. Hattie G. Williamson, 62, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at Hurricane Grove Baptist Church, Commerce. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Williamson is survived by her husband, L.A. Williamson; three daughters, Mary John, Teresa Odunfa and Tina Chisolm; one brother, Lonnie Richie; and two sisters, Jessie Martin and Pauline Witt.
Gardenview Funeral Chapel, LLC, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004

Mattie L. Hix
Mrs. Mattie Lou Jackson Hix, 70, of Winder, died Monday, January 19, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Hix was the daughter of the late Lam and Latrelle Glenn Jackson.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Winder First Baptist Church, where she sang in the Saints Alive Choir and was a member of the Anna Sunday School Class.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 24, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Hulon Hill and John Talley officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Mike Jackson, Glenn Jackson, Bill Nunnally, Grant Nunnally, Chris Ruis and Bryan Davis served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Anna and Naomi Sunday School classes.
Mrs. Hix is survived by her husband, William Frank Hix, Winder; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Teresa Hix, Conyers; daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Lee Norris, Winterville; brother, L.G. Jackson, Winder; and two grandchildren, Clayton Norris and Stephanie Hix.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 28, 2004


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