Jackson County Obituaries...

FEBRUARY 04, 2004

Flora N. Irvin
Mrs. Flora Nell Morgan Irvin, 79, of Talmo, died Saturday, January 31, 2004.
Mrs. Irvin was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Aaron Homer and Addie Taylor Morgan.
Mrs. Irvin attended Toccoa Falls Business College and was employed with Belle Aircraft during World War II. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was also the bookkeeper for the family business. She was a member of Talmo Baptist Church.
Mrs. Irvin was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, AJ Irvin.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, at Talmo Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Alex Bryan, Russell Vandiver, Josh Vandiver, Will Bryan, Ryan Glenn and Leu Chandler served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Marsha Bryan, Jefferson, Laura Vandiver, Gainesville, and Tracy Chandler, Corinth, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Acres Baptist Church, 436 Hickory Way, Maysville, GA 30558, or to the Jefferson City School Foundation, 575 Washington Street, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Ruby V. Hardwick
Mrs. Ruby Virginia Hardwick, 70, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating.
Mrs. Hardwick is survived by her husband, Dennis G. Hardwick Sr., of the home; four sons, David Hardwick, Bristol, Fla., Dennis G. Hardwick, Athens, Danny D. Hardwick, Hull, and John A. Hardwick, Carnesville; one daughter, Ruth Best, Blountstown, Fla.; three brothers, Billy Birt, Bobby Birt and Jimmy Birt, all of Winder; three sisters, Frances Lee and Jo Nell Cooper, both of Winder, and Betty Jean Lee, Monroe; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy L. Hardwick, and a brother, Ray Birt.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Alma D. Cowart
Mrs. Alma D. Cowart, 90, of Athens, died Thursday, January 29, 2004.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Cowart was a daughter of the late James Fred and Eliza Pullien Cowart. Her husband, Tom C. Cowart, and a son, Daniel Cowart, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Cowart was a homemaker and a member of Johnson Drive Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Derrick Jackson, associate pastor of Family Worship Center, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Tommy L. and Mrs. Mary Cowart, Hull; sister, Eunice Brooks, Athens; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family Worship Center, P.O. Box 80852, Athens, GA 30608.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Jerry ‘Andy’ Kelly
Jerry A. “Andy” Kelly, 39, of Maysville, died Saturday, January 31, 2004.
Mr. Kelly is survived by his mother and step-father, Becky and Ben Bowles, Ellenwood; father and step-mother, James and Angie Kelly, Maysville; half-brothers, Jeremy and Justin Kelly, Ellenwood; step-sisters, Christine Shea, Atlanta, and Darlene Parks, McDonough; and step-brother, Christopher Bowles, Jefferson.
The family will hold a private memorial service.
Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com.
Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, McDonough, has charge of arrangements. (770) 914-1414
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Frances L. Stancil
Mrs. Frances Langford Stancil, 90, of Maysville, died Monday, February 2, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Stancil was born November 2, 1913, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late J.L. and Della Irene Jarrett Langford.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 7, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Rev. David Bowen officiating.
Mrs. Stancil is survived by her husband, Hoke S. Stancil, Maysville; one son, David K. Stancil, Lake Forest, Calif.; one daughter, Melody A. Stancil, M.D., Maysville; one sister, Wilda Langford Wood, Commerce; and three grandsons, Clinton F. Stancil, Charlotte, N.C., and Matthew T. Stancil and Ryan D. Stancil, both of Lake Forest, Calif.
The family asks that flowers be omitted and contributions be made to the Commerce First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 755, Commerce, GA 30529.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

James C.
‘Jim’ Roberts
James Carroll “Jim” Roberts, 86, of Statham, died Sunday, February 1, 2004.
Mr. Roberts was born to the late Rob and Edna Pearl Roberts in Barrow County.
A lifelong resident of Statham, Mr. Roberts served as the University of Georgia Coliseum Club director from 1973 to 1992 and was a member of Bogart Christian Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Hoyt Huff officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Dot Roberts, Statham; son, Larry Roberts, Snellville; grandchildren, Jamie Roberts, Denise Roberts and Delores Maxwell; and great-grandchildren, Ethan Roberts, Owen Roberts and Tara Maxwell.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bogart Christian Church or to the building fund of Lawrenceville First Christian Church.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Robert ‘Bobby’ Harris Jr.
Robert “Bobby” Harris Jr., 82, of Winder, died Sunday, February 1, 2004.
Born in Barrow County, Mr. Harris was a son of the late Robert Foster Harris Sr. and Claudia Johnson Harris.
Mr. Harris served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the Brick Mason Union. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Jo C. Harris, and two brothers, Dana Harris and Hugh Harris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Tom Gasaway and Enoch Smith officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Christian Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Robert W. Harris, Winder, and Mike Harris, Greyson; three grandchildren, Scott Harris, Bryan Harris and Christie McReynolds; one great-grandchild, Sarin Riley McReynolds; one brother, Claude Harris, Bethlehem; and two sisters, Martha Sue Breedlove and Julia Isaac, Winder.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Norman Childs
Robert Norman Childs, 84, of Elberton, died Wednesday, January 28, 2004.
A native of Elberton, Mr. Childs was a son of the late Ed and Lillia Mae Thornton Childs.
He was a retired former owner of Childs Brothers Granite Company and a member of the First Baptist Church of Elberton. Mr. Childs was also a member of the Elberton Country Club and the Philomathea Masonic Lodge #25.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Irene Mills Childs.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, in the chapel of Hicks Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Fenlon officiating. Burial was in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Mr. Childs is survived by his wife, Imogene M. Childs; daughter and son-in-law, Norma Jean and Lyon Hutcherson, Glasgow, Ky.; grandsons and wives, Van and Lori Locke, High Point, N.C., and Scott and Barbara Locke, Kissimmee, Fla.; three great-grandchildren; step-daughter and husband, Janice and Steve Garrison, Commerce; step-son and wife, Tim and Joy McCollum, Toccoa; five step-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, James Henry and Barbara Childs, Elberton; and sister and brother-in-law, Edna and John Lumpkin, Lake of Woods, Va.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Lung Association.
Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Hoyt A. Skelton
Hoyt A. Skelton, 62, of Winder, died Thursday, January 29, 2004.
A lifelong resident of Barrow County, Mr. Skelton was a self-employed contractor and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer L. and Hattie Mae J. Skelton, and a brother, Otis E. Skelton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kevin Page officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Skelton is survived by his wife, Sally Everett Skelton, Winder; daughter, Lori Simmons, Jefferson; grandchildren, John, Matthew and David Simmons; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Travis Skelton, Omaha, Neb., Leroy Skelton and James Skelton, both of Bethlehem, and Paul Skelton, Demorest; and sisters, Hazel Smith and Henrietta Casper, both of Winder, and Sara Jo Skelton, Bethlehem.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Brad Seden
Bradley Ross Seden, 46, of Toccoa, son of Ross and Sandra Hoskins Seden, Nicholson, died Sunday, February 1, 2004.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Seden is survived by a son, Joshua Ross Finnegan, Spring Hope, N.C.; step-daughter, Renee Richards, Royston; step-son, Tony Rogers, Toccoa; sister, Claudette Seden, Atlanta; brothers, Michael Seden, Kennesaw, and Timothy Seden, Clinton, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
Whitlock Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Doris M. Thigpen
Mrs. Doris Manus Thigpen, 76, of Panama City, Fla., died Wednesday, January 21, 2004, after a short illness.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Thigpen was a daughter of the late Arthur and Ruby McDaris Manus.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Casper, Statham, and Audrey Thaxton, Nicholson.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Diana Thigpen, Alexander, Va.; son, Steve Thigpen, Panama City, Fla.; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Louise Tarpley, Nashville, Tenn., and Helen Martin, Athens; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Irene Ledford
Miss Irene Ledford, 73, of Danielsville, formerly of Franklin, N.C., died Wednesday, January 21, 2004, in Danielsville.
A native of Macon County, Miss Ledford was a daughter of the late Harley Ledford and Nellie Watts Ledford. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Glenn Ledford, and two sisters, Bessie Ledford and Kate Speed.
Miss Ledford was a member of Gillespie Chapel Methodist Church and attended Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, at Gillespie Chapel Methodist Church with the Revs. Douglas Duncan and Bobby Cloer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Timmy Ledford, Dale Ledford, Keith Ledford, Kevin Ledford, Ricky Ledford, Eddie Daniel and T.C. Ledford served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two brothers, James Ledford, Danielsville, and Bob Ledford, Marietta; three sisters, Mary Hodgin, Franklin, N.C., Betty Daniel, Commerce, and Linda Ledford, Danielsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Macon Funeral Home, Franklin, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Teresa D. Harris
Miss Teresa D. Harris, 43, of Hull, died Thursday, January 22, 2004.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in Clark Cemetery.
Miss Harris is survived by three sisters, Norma Harris, Covington, Tracey Harris, Crawford, and Wanda Harris, Hull; and one brother, Larry Harris, Hartwell.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Lucille Smith
Mrs. Lucille Smith, 74, of Ila, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004.
Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Earnest Lee and Flossie Edwards Hanley. She was the wife of the late Joseph “Joe” Smith.
Mrs. Smith had worked in food service in the lunchrooms of Ila Elementary School and Madison County High School and was a member of Ila Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kim Smith.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 29, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Ila Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, William Smith and Steve Smith, both of Ila; a grandson raised in the home, Stephen Smith; six brothers; four sisters; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Paul Evans
Paul McRee Evans, 71, of Danielsville, died Thursday, January 29, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Evans was born in Madison County on January 22, 1933, the son of the late Devery Holland and Mayo Sorrells Evans.
He retired from Oliver Tire & Rubber and attended Bethel M. Baptist Church and David’s Home Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 1, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Doug Conwell, Ray Jenkins and Kenneth Segars officiating. Burial was in the Bethel M. Baptist Church Cemetery. Gene Brewer, James Sorrells, Mark Hilley, Nick Adams, Keith Hart and Jimmy Sorrells served as pallbearers.
Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Willie Barbara Murray Evans, Danielsville; sons, Larry M. Evans and Lamar Evans, both of Danielsville; daughter, Flame Holloway, Danielsville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004

Robert W. Hill
Robert William Hill, 61, of Winder, died Monday, February 2, 2004.
Born in Franklin County, Mr. Hill had lived in Winder for most of his life. He was a son of the late Woodrow and Nadine Phillips Hill.
Mr. Hill is survived by a niece, Sandra Wallace, Winder; and two nephews, Tommy and Ronnie Wallace, both of Winder.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Suite A, Bogart, GA 30622.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, has charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 4, 2004


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