Jackson County Obituaries...

MARCH 24, 2004

Mazelle G. Davis
Mrs. Mazelle Gary Davis, 82, of Jefferson, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, of an extended illness.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 23, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Terry Chambers and Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mrs. Davis is survived by a daughter, Linda Gibson, Jefferson; a god daughter, Cathy Dalton Moon, Jefferson; brothers, Albert Gary, Cornelia, and Willie Frank Gary, Griffin; sisters, Molene Anderson, Homer, and Sallie Wilson, Murrayville; 11 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Willie Davis, and four children, Benny Clyde Davis, Mildred Carolyn Davis Phillips, Evelyn Davis Hardigree Lawson and Edith Lorraine Davis.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004

Julius Usher
Julius Usher, also known as “Uncle Juke” or “Pony,” of Jefferson, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at the University Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Usher was born July 11, 1918, in Barrow County, a son of the late Mose and Betsy Jones Usher.
He was preceded in death by two children, Paul Usher and Willie Mae Usher, and three siblings, Ieunice Davenport, Francis Mackey and Mose Usher Jr.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in the chapel of Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, with Pastor Ronald Watson officiating. Mr. Usher’s nephews served as pallbearers and his nieces served as flower attendants.
Mr. Usher is survived by his wife, Octavis Johnson Usher; son, Jimmy Usher; daughter, Mattie Kate Usher; sister, Lelia Mackey; brothers, Clarence Usher and Ulysses Usher; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Forestglen Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004

Pamela K. Hancock
Mrs. Pamela K. Hancock, 50, of Ila, died Thursday, March 18, 2004.
A native of Gastonia, N.C., Mrs. Hancock was a daughter of Harvey Lee and Marjorie Bone Kent, Athens.
She was employed with Athens Regional Medical Center and was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. David Miller, Mitchell Cowart, Jeff Kent, Mike Barber, Mitch Barber and David Farmer served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a daughter, Tasha Miller, Nicholson; a son, David Miller, Ila; sisters, Janet Abernathy and Jeannie Lee, both of Athens; brother, Jeff Kent, Athens; and four grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004

Katie B. Hill
Mrs. Katie B. Hill, a housewife, of Maysville, died Monday, March 22, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of an extended illness.
Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Hill.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Hill is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004

Joel D. Brown
Joel Dean Brown, 64, of Carrollton, a native of Jackson County, died Monday, March 15, 2004.
Mr. Brown was born February 27, 1940, to the late Earl S. Brown and Pauline Garrett Brown.
A 1958 graduate of Jefferson High School, he was on the student council, a four-year track letterman and voted most dependable by his classmates. He earned his associate degree from Southern Technical Institute and his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the State University of West Georgia. Before moving to Carrollton, Mr. Brown worked four years for Southern Engineering Company in Atlanta and served two years in the United States Army. Later, he moved to Carrollton where he began 20-plus years with the Southwire Company, starting as a utility sale engineer and resigning as corporate vice president of sales and marketing and director of strategic planning.
Since 1986, Mr. Brown had been general manager of RA-LIN Associates, owner of Century Builders, a management and marketing consultant in the wire and cable industry, and general manager of IUSA Corporation’s U.S. start-up and expansion. He was very active in the community where he chaired many charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Society’s local Education and Funds Crusade and the Carrollton Kiwanis Club. He co-chaired the first A-Day for West Georgia and served as trustee of the West Georgia Foundation. He also served as director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the ARC of Carrollton.
In November 2003, Mr. Brown was elected without opposition to a seat on the Carrollton City Council to continue serving the community he loved so much, it was stated.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Adult II Ready Sunday School Class, was a deacon and taught Sunday School. He chaired the Finance and Long Range Planning Committee and most recently served as project manager for the Praise and Faith Campaign’s 2003 sanctuary renovation.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the First Baptist Church, Carrollton, with Dr. Steve Davis and the Revs. Woodrow Hudson and Doug Mulkey officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Roswell. Kevin Brown, David Meeks, Scott Truluck, Michael Truluck, Tim Zech, Kevin Griggs, Randall Parian and Steve McLendon served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Adult II Sunday School Department, Carrollton City Council and EXP + Group Partners, Matthew Mulkey, Charles Gilbert, Raul Suner, Verne Borders, Steve McCutcheon, Ray Fulford, Harold Fulford, Lee New and Casey Coleman.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Sandra D. Brown; sons and daughters-in-law, Kent and Angela Brown, Carrollton, and Deron and Deborah Brown, Orlando, Fla.; grandsons, Garrett, Colin and Wilson Brown and Dean, Dillon and Devin Brown; sister, Eloise B. Slaton, Austell; sister and brother-in-law, Sue B. and Don Truluck, Watkinsville; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Beth Brown, McDonough; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Praise Faith Campaign, First Baptist Church, 102 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117.
Almon Funeral Home, Carrollton, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004


Mattie M. Toole
Mrs. Mattie Mae Toole, 84, of Winder, died Monday, March 22, 2004.
Born in Oconee County, Mrs. Toole was a daughter of the late Will and Alva Bradshaw Butler. She was the wife of the late John Henry Toole, and was preceded in death by two sons, William Boyd Toole and Bobby Ray Toole Sr., a step-son, Joel Toole, three brothers, Calvin Butler, Will Henry Butler and Marvin Butler, and a sister, Florene Marlowe.
Mrs. Toole was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 26, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Mike Freeman and Robert Gaddis officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include her children, Mary Lou Chambers, Henry Toole and Raymond Junior Toole, all of Winder, William Toole, Buford, Jack Toole, Hull, Sue Moody, Nicholson, and Linda McConnell, Brenda Patton and Lilly Sorrow, all of Athens; her step-children, Elmer Butler, Athens, Jimmy Toole, Danielsville, and Lizzy Baxter, Hull; sisters, Emma Lou Duncan, Loganville, and Lois Gearing, Athens; 43 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004

Wendell L. Wilson
Wendell Lewis Wilson, 52, of Nicholson, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born April 23, 1951, in Jackson County, Mr. Wilson was a son of G.W. Wilson, Nicholson, and the late Nancy Mozelle Howington Wilson.
He was a graduate of Piedmont College, where he was a member of the Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Wilson was employed by the Physical Plant at the University of Georgia.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Richard Cathy officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
In addition to his father, Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Cathy Wallace Wilson, Nicholson; daughter, Beth Craft, Commerce; brothers, Allen Wilson and Jimmy Wilson, both of Nicholson, and Don Wilson, Luverne, Ala.; and sisters, Evelyn Christian, Royston, and Helen Farmer, Nicholson.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004

Deck H. Miller
Deck Hudson Miller, 98, of Lula, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville.
Mr. Miller was born in Banks County on October 18, 1905, a son of the late Leonard and Mead Davidson Miller Wallace.
Mr. Miller was a member of Enon Baptist Church, where he was a member of the deacon and trustee board for over 60 years. He was also a member of the board of trustees of the Lula School.
Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his wife, Lee Rucker Miller, sisters, Mae Dobb and Willie Ree Hawkins, and a brother, Robert Miller.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Enon Baptist Church with the Rev. Trent Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Brad Welborn, Lula; sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and Pat Miller, Conyers, Roy and Peggy Miller, Flowery Branch, and Dwight and Joyce Miller, Gillsville; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004

Jeanette Bell
Mrs. Jeanette Bell, 58, of Cornelia, died Sunday, March 21, 2004.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Bell was a daughter of the late F.H. and Jessie Odel Merch Mooney.
She was a former sales associate at Wal-Mart.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Vernon Bryson officiating.
Mrs. Bell is survived by her husband, Bryan Wesley Bill, Cornelia; son, Timothy E. Powell, Auburn; daughter, Laura Jean Ranshaw, Cleveland; sister, Faye M. Hicks, Winder; and four grandchildren, Justin Garrett, Joseph Powell, Elizabeth Powell and Tyler Garrett.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mrs. Bell’s family at 2033 J. Warren Road, P.O. Box 1371, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004

Michael J. Punch
Michael Jason Punch, 18, of Suwanee, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, after a courageous battle with Leukemia.
Mr. Punch had lived in the area for the past 11 years and was a senior at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford, with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Punch is survived by his parents, Michael and April Punch, Suwanee; sister, Kristin Punch, Suwanee; grandparents, Ron and June Duvall, Jefferson; grandmother, Patricia Punch, Livermore, Maine; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Flowers will be accepted, or contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2625 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 205, Atlanta, GA 30339, in memory of Michael Punch.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004

Shirley F. Arwood
Mrs. Shirley Faye Arwood, 53, of Athens, died Monday, March 15, 2004.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, in the Cabin Creek Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Arwood is survived by her husband, Herbert Arwood; son, Herbert Arwood Jr.; and daughters, Camilia Arwood and Cassandra Johnson.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004

Charlie J. Jarrett
Charlie Jackson Jarrett, 78, of Athens, died Monday, March 22, 2004.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Jarrett was a son of the late Garnett Jenkins and Leila Mae Henderson Jarrett.
A United States Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Jarrett attended Berry College in Rome, and received his bachelor of science degree in animal science and master of science degree in dairy science from the University of Georgia. He worked with the University of Georgia Extension Service as assistant county agent in Burke County and as a dairy specialist in Greenville. Mr. Jarrett was a retired animal and dairy scientist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. He was a member of AgHon Society, Epsilon Sigma Phi and Green Acres Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Herbert Owen and Lee McNeil and Dr. Douglas Thrasher officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Robert Lowery, Hardy McKinney, Randall Fowler, Dilmus Blackmon, Harold Boyce and Bill Boyce served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Mary S. Payne, Carol Hancock, Chester Thomas, Norman McGlohan, Michael Sears and the Over 70 Men’s Sunday School Class of Green Acres Baptist Church.
Mr. Jarrett is survived by his wife, Nelda Taylor Jarrett, Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jim Walker, Savannah; daughter, Leila Ann Jarrett, Athens; son, John William Jarrett, Athens; sister, Clara Mae Hill, Marietta; brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Sacile Jarrett, Maysville; and grandchildren, James Jarrett Walker and Jamie Marie Walker, both of Savannah.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tuckston United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4175 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605, or to the Vista Care Hospice, 767 Oglethorpe Avenue, Athens, GA 30606. Online tributes may be made at www.mem.com.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004

Durwood
‘D.R.’ Meeks
Durwood “D.R.” Meeks, 83, of Gainesville, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County, Mr. Meeks lived most of his life in Hall County. He owned and operated Meeks Grocery on Atlanta Highway for more than 57 years and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Gainesville. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Mr. Meeks was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Haselden Meeks, brothers, Howard Meeks, Leslie Jerome Meeks and Kenneth Lamar Meeks, and a sister, Helen Martin.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 22, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. W.E. Peeples and Boone Strickland officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Gene Shadburn, Gainesville; sister, Leora Ivie, Habersham County; sister and brother-in-law, Rosa Nell and Lendgrin Maddox, Jackson County; brothers, Roy Mason Meeks Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C., and Algernon Meeks, Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Martha Meeks, Gainesville; sisters-in-law, Sally Meeks, San Diego, Calif., and Judy Meeks, Flowery Branch; brother-in-law, J.D. Martin; special friend, Lou Emma Rogers, Gainesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 24, 2004


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