Jackson County Obituaries...

MAY 5, 2004

Richard F. Minish
Richard Francis Minish, 93, of Commerce, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at his residence.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Dorothy Minish, Commerce; a grandson, Todd Minish, Louisville, Ky.; a granddaughter, Carla Wright, Gainesville; two great-grandchildren, Chip Wright and Rachel Wright, both of Gainesville; three sisters, Jane Williams, Clayton, Dorothy Prichett, Anderson, S.C., and Sarah Ann Holder, Greensboro, N.C.; and a brother, John Claude (Jake) Minish, Commerce.
Mr. Minish was preceded in death by his wife, Cozettie F. Minish, and a son, John Berry Minish.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Wilma P. Seagraves
Mrs. Wilma Pauline Seagraves, 77, of Nicholson, died Monday, May 3, 2004.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Seagraves was the daughter of the late Isaac and Hattie Stanford Bruce.
She retired from the textile industry and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Don Whitfield, Hull, Kathy and Mark Jenkins, Danielsville, Becky and Russell Harrell, Winterville, and Martha and Darrell Allen, Athens; grandchildren, Kristy Phillips, Hull, Cindy Hale and Pam Allen, both of Athens, Paula Epps, Nicholson, Augie Harrell, Winterville, Jessica Carey, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Blane Epps, Hull; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Carey and K.J. Carey, both of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Clay Epps, Nicholson, and Parker Epps, Danielsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Garnett H. Stamey
Garnett Haden Stamey, 78, of Conway, S.C., formerly of Habersham County, died Thursday, April 29, 2004.
Mr. Stamey was born January 24, 1926, in Habersham County, a son of the late Marlow and Lillie Martin Stamey. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Stamey Stewart.
Mr. Stamey was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army, and was a retired residential and commercial plumber with 25 years of service.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. John Bridges officiating.
Mr. Stamey is survived by his wife, Marie Stamey, Conway, S.C.; one son, Alan Stamey, Conway, S.C.; one brother, Odell Stamey, Demorest and Braselton; and one grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1921 Century Blvd. NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Rev. A.D. Ward
The Rev. A.D. Ward, 91, of Commerce, died Friday, April 30, 2004.
The Rev. Ward was born May 28, 1912, in Crisp County, the son of the late Robert Lee Ward and the late Mamie Sarah McGiboney Ward. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Pearl Cowan Ward.
The Rev. Ward was a Baptist minister.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Chad Payne officiating. Burial followed at 2 p.m. in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, DeKalb County. William DeLee, Kevin Jording, Derrick DeLee, Bobby DeLee, William Andrews and Marshall Kenney served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca F. and Jim Bowden, Commerce; sisters, Bobbie Jane Thaxton, Statesboro, and Rita White, Covington; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Evelyn R. ‘Memaw’ Williamon
Mrs. Evelyn Ruth “Memaw” Williamon, 80, of Rome, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at her residence.
Mrs. Williamon was born in Jacksonville, Ala., on September 17, 1923, and had been a resident of Floyd County for the greater part of her life. She was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. Prior to retirement in the early 1990’s, she was associated with Redmond Regional Medical Center in materials management. For a number of years she was employed by Celanese Fibers and also by Kitty Care Day Centers.
“Memaw was devoted to her children and grandchildren and loved shopping and traveling, and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan,” said family members. “She was well known for her chocolate cakes she made for Ana’s By the River. Memaw will be remembered as a loving, giving person who was always smiling.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Lizzie Shaw Williamon, her husband, John Walter Williamon, and a son, Tommy Williamon.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, in the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Williamon officiating. Burial was in the Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery. Mike Cooper, Ron Hopkins, Tommy Williamon, Terry Williamon, Tim Williamon, Mark Williamon, Jason Lemaster and Kris Lemaster served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Glenda (Jimmy) Shiflett, Cedartown, and Judy (Ronnie) Hopkins, Jefferson; 12 grandchildren, Denise (Jimmy) Lemaster, Cathy (Randy) Dunaway, Michael Cooper, Pamela (Ricky) Beech, Kristy (Clay) Hopkins Eubanks, Holly (Chris) Hopkins Aldridge, Ron Hopkins, Tammy Williamon, Terry (Tammy) Williamon, Tim (Deborah) Williamon, Mark (Ana) Williamon and Tommy (Paula) Williamon; 20 great-grandchildren, Thomas Money, Macey Williamon, Kori Williamon, Lance Williamon, Kasey Williamon, Alexis Williamon, Aspen Taylor Williamon, Barbara Armas, Ana Armas, McKay Dickens, Hopkins Aldridge, Max Aldridge, Katie Dunaway, Jason Lemaster, Kristopher Lemaster, Beth Cooper, Kodi Cooper, Emilee Beech, Morgan Beech and Nicholas Beech; a special friend and neighbor, Charlotte Willerson; and a special niece, Susie Williamon.
Friends may join Memaw’s family in honoring her life by visiting www.jenningsfuneralhome.com to share memories and send tributes.
The Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Byron T. Heaton
Byron Tom Heaton, 55, of Danielsville, died Saturday, May 1, 2004.
Born in Franklin County, Mr. Heaton was a son of the late Henry and Mittie Lee Savage Heaton.
He retired from the University of Georgia.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Robby Brown officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mr. Heaton is survived by his wife, Ruby Heaton; his children Cody Heaton, of the home, Chris Brock, Danielsville, and Kimberly Brown (Richard), Anderson, S.C.; sisters, Shirley Argo, Homer, and Lillian Blackwelder, Rock Hill, S.C.; brothers Howard Heaton and Leland Heaton, Royston, Donald Heaton, Nicholson, and George Heaton, Norcross; and two grandchildren, Nick and Eric Brown.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Regina G. Whisnant
Mrs. Regina Gail Whisnant, 56, of Maysville, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center of a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Whisnant is survived by her husband, Homer Whisnant, of the home; one son, Robert Homer Whisnant, Jefferson; her mother, Annie Ruth Bentley, Waco; one brother, Gary S. Bentley, Athens; one sister, Carolyn Bentley, Waco; and one grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Roger W. Nichols
Roger Wayne Nichols, 55, of Winder, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Barrow Medical Center.
A lifelong resident of Barrow County, Mr. Nichols was a son of Lottie Nichols, Winder, and the late Andrew Jackson Nichols Sr.
A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Nichols was the owner and operator of Winder Paint and Body Shop. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Hoschton.
Mr. Nichols was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Nichols.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Howard Banks and Sammy Everett officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Nichols, Winder; daughter and son-in-law, Angela Dawn and Brian Still, Jefferson; sons, Brad Nichols, Chad Nichols and Doug Nichols, all of Winder; brother and sister-in-law, Andrew Nichols Jr. and Annette Nichols, Hoschton; brother, Donald Nichols, Alabama; grandchild, Logan Nichols, Kennett, Mo.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Nettie Nash
Mrs. Nettie Nash, 91, of Winder, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Nash was the daughter of the late Charlie and Linnie Mobley McDonald.
She lived in Atlanta for 40 years, before returning to Winder, and retired from Arrow Shirt Co. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winder and the Philathea Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Nash was preceded in death by her husband, Martin James Nash, and a son, Jackson Holmes Nash.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. John Talley and Tim McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a grandson and his wife, Scott and Tina Nash, Winder; great-grandchildren, Shannon Nash, Alex Nash and Madison Nash; and a brother, Leonard McDonald, Winder.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Robert Mealor
Robert Mealor, 60, of Jefferson, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Com-merce, of a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jesse Mealor officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include his daughters, Carolyn Aikens and Diane Brock, both of Braselton; sisters, Mussette Underwood, Smyrna, Allene Smith, Maysville, and Elizabeth Strange, Breman; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Brenda Carthern, Jefferson; step-children, Randy Voyles and Arlene Love, both of Jefferson; seven grandchildren; and close friends, the John Holiday family.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Paul E.
Strickland Sr.
Paul Edward Strickland Sr., 74, of Danielsville, died Saturday, May 1, 2004.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Strickland was the son of the late Jasper B. and Myrtie Bridges Strickland.
He worked for City Glass as a glass glazer and was of the Baptist denomination. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maude G. Carter Strickland, and a daughter, Dorothy Strickland.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Shane Bridges, Tommy Gaddis, Jerry Alewine, Glenn Worlds, Mitch Collins and Chuck Finch served as pallbearers.
Mr. Strickland is survived by a son, Paul Edward Strickland Jr., Gainesville; daughters, Kathy Baxter, Hull, and Brenda Smith, Danielsville; sister, Sue Gaddis, Danielsville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

David L. Wilson
David Lynn Wilson, 56, of Athens, died Thursday, April 29, 2004.
Mr. Wilson was born in Catskill, N.Y. He was employed by Certainteed Corp.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Malanie Konley Wilson, of the home; two sons, Michael Wilson, Comer, and Chris Wilson, Bogart; his foster mother, Doris Ames; and two sisters, Delores Cujak, Anderson, S.C., and Rhonda Diamond, New York.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

William
‘Bucker’ Deaton
William “Bucker” Deaton, 80, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, after a brief illness.
A lifelong resident of Gwinnett County in the Old Peachtree Road Community near Suwanee, Mr. Deaton was the son of the late Will Deaton and Lumbia Crowe Deaton.
He retired after 37 years of service with Emory University Grounds and Maintenance Division. In addition to his parents, Mr. Deaton was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Everett Deaton, and a grandson, Charles Hill.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in the Peachtree Road Baptist Church Cemetery, Suwanee.
Survivors include three daughters, Sarah Ann Hill, Jefferson, Sandra Lynn Fowler, Sugar Hill, and Carol Hamlin, Lawrenceville; one son, William Ray Deaton, Suwanee; four granddaughters, seven grandsons, seven great-granddaughters, six great-grandsons and one great-great-grandson; and his long-time companion, Mary Walls, Lawrenceville.
Flanigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

James F. Osborne
James Fred Osborne, 69, of Carnesville, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at his residence.
Born April 16, 1935, in Banks County, Mr. Osborne was the son of the late Henry and Docia Bellamy Osborne.
He was a retired truck driver and a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Duane Eller officiating. Burial was in the Nails Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Osborne is survived by his wife, Robbie Ayers Osborne, Carnesville; one son, Tony Osborne, Carnesville; one daughter, Becky Pittman, Carnesville; one sister, Betty Bohannon, Baldwin; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

George F. Dawson
George F. Dawson, 50, of Winder, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004.
Born in Chester Co., Pa., Mr. Dawson was the son of Frances Leslie Dawson and the late Imogene Caudell Dawson.
He was a police officer in Winder from October 1977 to 1988 and served part-time with the Barrow County Sheriff’s Department and the Lawrenceville Police Department until September 2000. He was employed by Château Élan Security for over 10 years and was last employed in security with Publix Warehouse. Mr. Dawson was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Buford, and attended Union Baptist Church in Winder.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Rusty Newman officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
In addition to his father, Mr. Dawson is survived by his wife, Shirley B. Dawson, Winder; two sons, Michael Dawson and James Dawson, both of Winder; three daughters, Charlene Smith, Jefferson, Darlene Druse, Flowery Branch, and Renee Everett, Winder; two grandchildren who reside in the home, Zack and Clint Upton; and eight other grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

William H.
‘Bud’ Bailey
William H. “Bud” Bailey, 82, of Lavonia, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at his residence.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sisters, Nina Welborn, Bowersville, and Betty Brown, Lavonia; four brothers, Sam Bailey Jr. and Charles E. Bailey, both of Lavonia, Horace “Duck” Bailey, Hartwell, and James H. Bailey, Commerce; and nieces and nephews.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Vivian Whatley
Mrs. Vivian Dale Philips Whatley, 46, of Villa Rica, formerly of Jefferson, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Whatley was born June 23, 1957, in Atlanta, a daughter of Margaret Miller Philips, Palmetto, Fla., and the late Homer M. Philips.
She was an active member of the Villa Rica First United Methodist Church, where her husband, the Rev. Gary L. Whatley, former pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, is pastor. She was very dedicated to helping the hearing impaired and was a former volunteer with Jefferson Elementary School. She also established and taught a signing choir, served as a Sunday School teacher and was very active in the Youth Department.
Mrs. Whatley graduated with honors, receiving both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in speech pathology from Florida State University. She taught in the Gainesville City School System and was a telephone counselor for Contact Teleministries in Gainesville. She also established and served as director of the Easter Seal Chapter in Waycross and was certified in Brain Gym as an instructor.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Villa Rica First United Methodist Church with Mrs. Whatley’s uncle, the Rev. Dale Miller, and the Revs. Linda Hessel and Art Graves and Dr. Sam Newman officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery.
In addition to her mother and husband, Mrs. Whatley is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Marie Whatley and Katelyn Elizabeth Whatley, both of Villa Rica; son, Ryan William Whatley, Villa Rica; sister, Margaret Marie Philips, Houston, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. David Miller Philips and Dr. Virginia L. Kent, Shreveport, La.; a twin brother, Edwin Allen Philips, Tampa, Fla.; and other family members.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Villa Rica First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 206 North Avenue, Villa Rica, GA 30180. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour on Thursday at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Villa Rica.
Jones-Wynn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Maude Gilliland
Miss Maude Gilliland, 87, of Hoschton, formerly of Auburn, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004.
Miss Gilliland was a daughter of the late Henry and Dora Etheridge Gilliland.
She was a retiree of R&R Manufacturing and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Dan Bremer officiating. Burial was in the Auburn Cemetery. Wade Carter, Greg Carter, Ricky Wehunt, Tim Gilliland, Doug Gilliland and Trawick Brady served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sisters, Lois Wehunt and Joyce Carter, both of Hoschton, and Betty Brady, Cornelia; three brothers, Quinton Gilliland, Hoschton, Charlie Gilliland, Talladega, Ala., and Roy Gilliland, Cleveland; and a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Bethabra Baptist Church Building Fund, 1054 Old Thompson Mill Road, Hoschton, GA 30548, or to United Hospice, 700 S. Enota Street, Suite 202, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Claude Sorrow
Claude Sorrow, 83, of Winterville, died Monday, May 3, 2004.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Sorrow was a son of the late John and Hattie Lou Skelton Sorrow.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Sorrow served in the United States Air Force. He retired from Jefferson Mills and was a charter member and deacon of Sonlight Baptist Church.
Mr. Sorrow was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Toney and Lois Smallwood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at Sonlight Baptist Church with the Revs. Nathan Palmer and Billy Driscoll officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. David Clark, Robert McCurley, James Jackson, Don Loggins, Jim Gabriel and Tony Patterson will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Sorrow is survived by his wife, Frances Sorrow; daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Hugh Culbertson, Winterville; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Brenda Sorrow, Colbert; sons, Johnny Sorrow and Sammy Sorrow, both of Winterville; sisters, Montine Hardman, Commerce, and Johnnie Lou Spray, Arnoldsville; brothers, Noble Sorrow, Brunswick, and Charles Sorrow, Conyers; and grandchildren, Amy and Don Loggins, Statham, Angela and James Jackson, Colbert, and Cody Culbertson.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Willie Jo Lord
Mrs. Willie Jo Lord, 87, of Danielsville, died Monday, May 3, 2004.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mrs. Lord was a daughter of the late W.T. and Sallie Graham Chandler.
She retired from Ila Elementary School and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mrs. Lord was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey Lord, and a daughter, Trudie Collins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Margie Lord, Danielsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Roderick and Lane Lord and Chris and Brenda Lord, all of Danielsville; sister, Georgia Sorrow, Concord, N.C.; brothers, Ralph Chandler, California, and Horace Chandler, Homer; four grandchildren, Josh Lord, Joe Lord, Nathan Lord and Natalie Lord; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30345.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Susie G. Moore
Mrs. Susie G. Moore, 57, of Ila, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004.
A native of Taylor County, Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Addis B. and Eula Alberitton Gordy.
She was employed with CSRA Private Duty Home Health Care in Washington, Ga., and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Joey Whitlock officiating. Burial was in the Colbert City Cemetery. Bill Cannon, Benny Cannon, Richard Hatfield, Mike Oldroyd, Tony Tucker and Ronald Gordy served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband, Donald Moore; four sons, Benny Melton, William White, Curtis Edwards and David Moore; four brothers, Addis Gordy, Paul Jackson, Benny Cannon and Bill Cannon; three sisters, Blanche Snelgrove, Betty Sullivan and Bernice Miller; and three grandchildren, Kayla Melton, Duston Melton and Christopher Edwards.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004

Jeanette Coile
Mrs. Jeanette Dixon Coile, 79, of Comer, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Coile was born in Elbert County on January 23, 1925, a daughter of the late John Henry and Drucie Mae Lunsford Dixon.
She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Coile was preceded in death by three sisters, Geneva Martin, Virginia Dixon and L.E. Coile.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Martin T. Coile and Henry Shelton officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Coile is survived by her husband, Jack Coile, Comer; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Wilder Bailey, Watkinsville, and Jackie and Dean Andrews, Comer; grandchildren, Jon Andrews, Shannon Ruff and Jodee White; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph, Gene and Frank Dixon, all of Comer, Glen Dixon, Elberton, Doris Dixon, Danielsville, and John Wesley, Joe Thomas and Wilburn Dixon, all of Greenwood, S.C.; and sister, Bessie Simmons, Danielsville.
Memorials may be made to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Attn: Memorials, 1232 22nd Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037-1292.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 5, 2004


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