Jackson County Obituaries...

MARCH 17, 2004

James T. Brazil
James Thomas Brazil, infant son of James R. and Stephanie Ashworth Brazil, Jefferson, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services were held Saturday, March 6, in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Dallas.
In addition to his parents, survivors include maternal grandparents, James F. and Janet Ashworth, Dallas; paternal grandparents, Lt. Col. (Ret) Thomas and Marene Brazil, Newborn; great-grandparents, the Rev. Bobby G. and Virginia Walraven, Dallas, Eleanor Ashworth, Savannah, and James Ashworth, Goose Creek, S.C.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004

Richard L. Mann
Richard Lyle Mann, 74, of Braselton, died Friday, March 12, 2004.
Mr. Mann retired from the City of Atlanta, Parks Department in 1982. He also retired from the Atlanta Belting Company.
Mr. Mann was a born-again Christian and was a layman preacher of the Fundamental Baptist Faith. He was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, at Oakwood Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Evans officiating.
Mr. Mann is survived by his wife of 50 years, Maxine Mann; sons, David Mann, Braselton, and Charles Mann, Morrow; daughter, Wanda Mann, Braselton; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004

Irene Cole
Miss Irene Cole, 84, of Commerce, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Family Life Enrichment Center.
Born in Franklin County on April 8, 1919, Miss Cole was a daughter of the late Reppard and Lula Brawner Cole.
A homemaker, Miss Cole was a member of Middle River Baptist Church for 71 years, where she served as the teacher of the Junior Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by a brother, Benson Cole, and a cousin raised in the home, Grady Roberts.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Middle River Baptist Church with the Revs. John Swanger and Paul Jameson officiating. Burial was in the Middle River Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, Marvin Cole, Carnesville; sisters, Faye Cole and Mildred C. Minish, both of Commerce, Jimmie C. Nash, Elberton, Ann C. Rogers, Powder Springs, Nettie C. Smith, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Sarah C. Swindel, McDonough; five nieces and six nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004

Nelson R. Hilley
Nelson Ridgeway Hilley, 58, of Nicholson, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at his residence.
Mr. Hilley was born in Franklin County on December 6, 1945. He was a son of Dora Darline Potterfield Hilley, Danielsville, and the late Wilburn Hilley.
Mr. Hilley was a truck driver and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Stowers officiating. Burial will be in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Hilley is survived by his wife, Mary Jane David Hilley, Nicholson; son and daughter-in-law, Tracy and Paige Hilley, Athens; brothers, Darren Hilley and Thomas Hilley, both of Monticello, Don Hilley, Danielsville, and Faron Hilley, Loganville; and sisters, June Arminstead and Melisa Goss, both of Colbert, Caren Cargile, Monticello, Dale Dobbs, Cleveland, and Wanda Evans, Danielsville.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004

Ralph G. Brake
Ralph Gene Brake, 65, of Commerce, died Sunday, March 14, 2004.
Mr. Brake was born in Jackson County on October 14, 1938, to the late Bert and Pauline Mealor Brake.
He was the retired general manager of Alltel Corporation and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. He was also a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class, the Coachman Crackers Camping Club, past member of the Commerce Jaycees and the Athens Area Walk to Emmaus.
Mr. Brake was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and James Brake, and two sisters, Brenda Perry and Rachel Underwood.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Revs. David Bowen and Dennis Wilbanks officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Brake is survived by his wife, Linda Jones Brake, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Sonya and Dave Snyder, Cary, N.C., and Starla and Brad Klugh, Commerce; sisters, Kathy Cummings and Ina Ruth Brake, both of Commerce, and Mary Frances Sailors, Macon; three grandchildren, Jade Klugh, Commerce, and Lauren Snyder and Lindsey Snyder, Cary, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Commerce, 54 Cherry Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004

Benny Evans
Benny Evans, 58, of Commerce, died Thursday, March 11, 2004.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Mark Evans, Nicholson, and Bobby Evans, Commerce; three daughters, Loranne Evans and Janet Evans, both of Commerce, and Crystal Gail Sherrill, Homer; and 11 grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004

Allene E. Ramsey
Mrs. Allene Elizabeth Perry Ramsey, 88, of Commerce, formerly of Hull, died Thursday, March 11, 2004.
Mrs. Ramsey was born in Jackson County on October 10, 1915. She was a daughter of the late Luke H. and Mellie McElreath Perry, the oldest of 15 children.
Mrs. Ramsey retired from Superior Pants and was a member of Erastus Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe E. Ramsey Sr., a sister, Annie Mills, and two brothers, Odell Perry and C.W. Perry.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Erastus Christian Church, Commerce, with the Revs. Terry James, Carl Beckham and Tim Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Erastus Christian Church Cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Alton and Charlotte Ramsey, Danielsville, and Joe Ervin and Janice Ramsey, Commerce; grandchildren, Stephen Green and Christopher Ramsey and Jordan and Erin Ramsey; sisters, Isbell Bridges, Martha Black and Grace Robertson; and brothers, Ambus Perry, Guy Perry, L.G. Perry, Earl Perry, James Perry, Robert Perry, Lamar Perry and Henry G. Perry.
Memorials may be made to Erastus Christian Church.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004

Linda L. Ransom
Mrs. Linda Lee Ransom, 44, of Middletown, Del., died Friday, March 5, 2004.
Mrs. Ransom was a daughter of the late William and Joyce Ransom.
She was the owner of Marketing Solutions.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, in the Center United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Ransom is survived by her husband, Cliff Johnson, Middletown, Del.; son, Brendon J. McLeroy, Wilmington, Del.; and sister, Lisa R. Hollingsworth, Virginia Beach, Va.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004

Betty Jo Elrod
Mrs. Betty Jo Dodd Elrod, 72, of Cleveland, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at a private healthcare facility following a brief illness.
Born in Hall County on December 20, 1931, Mrs. Elrod was a daughter of the late Sam and Clothe Lynch Dodd.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Elrod was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Elrod, a brother, Monroe Dodd, and two sisters, Lois Crocker and Nellie Thomas.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Luther Williams officiating.
Survivors include four sons, Jerry Hulsey, Randy Hulsey, Terry Hulsey and Jody Hulsey, all of Atlanta; and four sisters, Gladys Crocker and Sue Standridge, both of Cornelia, Evelyn Murray, Dacula, and Bernice Owensby, Commerce.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004

Hilda A. Anglin
Mrs. Hilda Ann Mathis Anglin, 64, of Maysville, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at her residence.
Mrs. Anglin was born December 9, 1939, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Joe Brown and Lorene Smith Mathis.
She was employed as the office manager for Billy Cain Ford and was a member of Unity Christian Church, Maysville.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Unity Christian Church with Minister Mike Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Anglin is survived by her husband, Jimmy Anglin, Maysville; daughters, Cathy Davis, Sandy Davis, Jimmie Elrod and Susan Redmon, all of Maysville; brothers, Charles Mathis, Danielsville, and James Mathis, Commerce; sister, Elizabeth Duncan, Commerce; eight grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004

Mary L. Stringer
Mrs. Mary Leen Loggins Stringer, 81, of Austell, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Stringer was born September 28, 1922, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Will Loggins and the late Nellie Beatrice Porter Loggins.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Stringer was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Dorsey Stringer.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Center Grove Baptist Church, Pendergrass, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Annie Faye and Joe Gallagher, Smyrna; son and daughter-in-law, Terry Lee and Susie Stringer, Covington; sister, Billie Nell Ogletree, Gainesville; grandchild, Don Gallagher, Mesa, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004

Thelma R. White
Mrs. Thelma Ruth White, 75, of Danielsville, died Monday, March 15, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Riverside Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include five sons, Junior White, Ila, James P. White, Loganville, and R.L. White, David White and Danny White, all of Danielsville; one daughter, Vivian Shumaker, Homer; four brothers, J.B. Montgomery, Winder, Claude Montgomery, Madison, Douglas Montgomery, Atlanta, and Gene Montgomery, Maysville; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 17, 2004


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