Jackson County Obituaries...

APRIL 7, 2004

George
O. Powell
George O. Powell, 77, of Nicholson, died Sunday, April 4, 2004.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Powell was the son of the late Robert Gibson and Della Mae Haynes Powell.
A United States Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Powell was a retired cab driver for Your Cab Company and was of the Baptist denomination. He was preceded in death by twins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Randy Floyd and Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Steve Quarles, Nathaniel Sorrow, Ray Boyce, Randy Coile, Terry Quarles and Steve Whitehead served as pallbearers.
Mr. Powell is survived by his wife, Mary Booth Powell; three daughters, Sandra Quarles and Della Morgan, both of Nicholson, and Paula Sue Sorrow, Danielsville; one son, Bobby Ricky Powell, New Mexico; one sister, Rose Powell, Greer, S.C.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

Mary Ann W. Lord
Mrs. Mary Ann Whitehead Lord, 64, of Nicholson, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Lord was born November 15, 1939, to the late Ernest and Thelma Smith Whitehead. She was the wife of the late Ronald Lord.
Mrs. Lord was employed by East Jackson Middle School in the lunchroom and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Stowers, Dennis Kesler, Marty Smith and Melvin Green officiating. Burial will be in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and David Ervin and Denise and Danny Waters, all of Commerce; son, Jeff Lord, Nicholson; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Mary Beth Ervin.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

Woodie McDonald
Miss Woodie McDonald, 93, of Winder, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Walton Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Miss McDonald was born March 31, 1911, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late George W. and Alphie Wall McDonald.
She was a retired clerk with the U.S. Government Department of Defense.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, in Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum, Athens, with the Rev. Donnie Pennington officiating.
Miss McDonald is survived by three sisters, Irene McDonald, Ethel McDonald and Reba Owens, all of Winder; and one nephew, Eddie Owens, Winder.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church General Fund, P.O. Box 25, Statham, GA 30666.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

Verner R. Benton
Verner R. Benton, 92, of Commerce, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Benton was born March 6, 1912, in Banks County. He was the son of the late James Willey and Maggie Ingram Benton.
Mr. Benton was a retired cattleman and attended Erastus Christian Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Benton is survived by his wife, Lessie Minish Benton, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Bob McDowell, Athens, Brenda and Walter Wynn, Rockledge, and Gail and Randal Stinson, Macon; grandchildren, Holly Sneed, Forsyth, Rob McDowell, Bethlehem, Eva Marie Evans, Athens, Jason Wynn and Julie Wynn, both of Rockledge, Jennifer Wynn-Edge, Dublin, and Samantha Stinson, Jessica Stinson and Jonathan Stinson, all of Macon; great-grandchildren, Maggie Wynn and Eaton Wynn, both of Rockledge; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

Thomas B. London
Thomas Barrett London, 73, of Cleveland, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at the V.A. Hospital in Decatur following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on July 3, 1930, Mr. London was a son of the late Thomas Leonard and Viola Barrett London.
He was a United States Army veteran, having served during the Korean War, and served 25 years in the Army Reserves and National Guard. He was a member and past Master of Cornelia Masonic Lodge #92 F.&A.M. and was a lifetime and past post commander of VFW Post #7720. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church.
Mr. London was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Barrett London.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at New Bridge Baptist Church with the Revs. W.A. Jenkins and Phillip Robinson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with full military honors provided by members of the Rabun County D.A.V. Chapter #15 and Habersham County American Legion Post 84.
Mr. London is survived by his wife, Cecile Head London, Cleveland; daughter, Andrea London, Cleveland; daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Keith Elrod, Cleveland, and Annette and Eddie Jennings, Jefferson; sons, David London, Cornelia, and Bo London, Cleveland; brothers, the Rev. Verner London, Maylon London and Lamar London, all of Cleveland, Charles London, Demorest, Carl London, Anchorage, Ala., and Douglas London, Westfield, Ma.; sisters, Eulene Murphy and Imogene Kimbrell, both of Cornelia, and Ellora Montgomery, McCormick, S.C.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

W.T. ‘Tom’ Angel
W.T. “Tom” Angel, 69, of Bishop, died Thursday, April 1, 2004.
Born in Fulton County, Mr. Angel was the son of the late John Daniel and Mattie Mae Miller Angel.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, in Bostwick Cemetery.
Survivors include his children, Rita Evans, Lula, Vicky Evans, Gillsville, and Michael Angel, Bishop; four sisters, Bertie Jones, Chatsworth, Loneva Blackwell, Dawsonville, Betty Hicks, Maysville, and Dolly Mae Holcombe, Cumming; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

Inez Lynn
Mrs. Inez Lynn, 89, of Conway, S.C., wife of the late Walter Taft Lynn, Jefferson, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at her daughter’s home in Conway.
Mrs. Lynn was born in Oconee County on May 29, 1914, a daughter of the late Bob B. Gee and Cora Elizabeth Teague Gee Sosebee.
She was a long-time resident of Jefferson, where she attended Faith Baptist Church. She retired after many years as a weaver from Jefferson Cotton Mill, and in her later years, was employed by Ideal Dress Shop as a sales clerk. Mrs. Lynn moved to Conway, S.C., in 1998, to live with her daughter and son-in-law due to failing health.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Imogene Lynn Carruth, two sisters, Bessie Mae Gee Cook and Montine Gee Eaton, and a brother, John B. Gee “McGee.”
Affectionately known as “MaMaw Lynn,” she will be greatly missed by family and friends, it was stated.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Preacher Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Members of Mrs. Lynn’s family served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Walter Lynn Jr. and Barbara Lynn, Taylors, S.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Marie Lynn Smallwood and Howard Smallwood, Conway, S.C.; daughter, Annie Jane Lynn Davis, Winder; brother and sister-in-law, Jake W. and Sara Jane Sosebee, Athens; sister, Peggy Sosebee Shields, Clearwater, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

Sonny R. Salter
Sonny R. Salter, 58, of Commerce, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at his residence of an extended illness.
Mr. Salter was a son of Fred D. Salter, Newnan, and the late Fannie Mae Salter.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
In addition to his father, Mr. Salter is survived by his wife, Sue A. Salter, of the home; two sons, James F. Salter and Jonathan M. Salter, Marietta; one daughter, Samantha D. Watson, Commerce; three brothers, Fred E. Salter and Homer Lee Salter, both of Newnan, and Terry Lee Salter, Biloxi, Miss.; two sisters, Rachel Willingham and Connie Salter, both of Newnan; and two grandchildren.
The body is at the residence, 10761 Hwy. 98 W., Commerce, where the family will be receiving friends.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

Thelma L. McDaniel
Mrs. Thelma Lou McDaniel, 85, of Winder, died Saturday, April 3, 2004.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. McDaniel was a daughter of the late Albert Clark and Alice Dover Clark. She was the wife of the late Virgil F. McDaniel, and was preceded in death by a son, James F. McDaniel, two brothers, Herman and Paul Clark, and a sister, Gertrude Harrison.
Mrs. McDaniel is survived by a son, Billy McDaniel, Winder; a daughter, Patsy Mauldin, Winder; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

George E. Imes
George E. Imes, 63, of Commerce, died Saturday, April 3, 2004.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Holland Acres Church of Christ, Statesville, N.C. Burial was in Belmont Cemetery, Statesville, N.C.
Mr. Imes is survived by his wife, Helen Joyce Carruth Imes; two daughters, Debara Stevenson and Cherle Stevenson; one son, Jason Satterfield; one sister, Martha Clark; and four brothers, Frank Imes, James Imes, Jerry Imes and John Imes.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

Lamar
C. Brown
Lamar Cooledge Brown, 80, of Winder, died Friday, April 2, 2004.
Born in Winder, Mr. Brown was a son of the late Ernest and Elizabeth Brown.
He entered the United States Army after graduation from Winder High School and received several decorations, including the Silver Star for valor and the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
Following service in the Army, Mr. Brown attended the University of Georgia and graduated with B.S. and M.S. degrees in the sciences. He worked as a scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for several years and worked in the agricultural chemicals industry for the remainder of his career. He was a member of Bethlehem First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Maxine Brown.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Jay Tenney and Billy Bearo officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Cathy Dolese; and two grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

Bernard K. Soares
Bernard K. Soares, 82, of Dartmouth, Mass., died Monday, March 29, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Soares was born June 18, 1921, in Bristol County, Mass. He was the son of the late Charles and Josephine Kraihanzel Soares.
Mr. Soares was a retired mechanic. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and a member of the American Legion and the VFW.
Mr. Soares is survived by his wife, Leona Gibbs Soares, Dartmouth, Mass.; a son, Richard Soares, Commerce; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004

Anna D. Faulkner
Mrs. Anna D. Faulkner, 83, of Commerce, died Monday, April 5, 2004.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville. Graveside services followed at 2 p.m. in New Bethel Cemetery, Rome.
Mrs. Faulkner is survived by a daughter, Vanessa Woolard; and two sons, David Faulkner and Jimmy Faulkner.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 7, 2004


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