Jackson County Obituaries...

JUNE 9, 2004

Patricia J. Davis
Mrs. Patricia Jackson Bennett Davis, Pendergrass, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Born in Thomas County on June 5, 1939, Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Walter and Thelma Brown Jackson.
She was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 4, in Boston City Cemetery with the Rev. Merrill Coram officiating.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband, Steven Clark Davis, Pendergrass; daughters, Teresa Owens, Jackson, Brenda Johnson, Sevierville, Tenn., and Sue Bruce, Milton, Fla.; son, Johnny Bennett, Hoschton; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home, Thomasville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Addie H. Maxwell
Mrs. Addie Hancock Maxwell, of Jefferson, a lifelong resident of Jackson County, died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Atlanta Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Tabors Chapel CME Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Maxwell is survived by a daughter, Alphia Sims Turner, Atlanta; sons, Roy Maxwell, Gainesville, and Troy Maxwell, Jessie Maxwell, Joe Maxwell and John Maxwell, all of Jefferson; brothers, Velous Hancock, Jefferson, and James Hancock, Decatur; and sisters, Lois Brown, Louisville, Ky., and Johnnie Evans and Alberta Winfield, both of Atlanta.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Corry O. Sullivan
Mrs. Corry Olee Porter Sullivan, 87, of Commerce, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at a private healthcare facility following an extended illness.
Born in Commerce on May 9, 1917, Mrs. Sullivan was a daughter of the late Columbus B. and Molly Edwards Porter.
She lived in Cornelia most of her adult life and was the widow of W.R. “Bob” Sullivan, who was the former president and co-owner of Cornelia Tire Company. Prior to December, 2000, Mrs. Sullivan lived in her home that she loved dearly on Maple Street in Cornelia. She retired in 1980 from Chicopee, Lumite Division, Cornelia, as an inspector, after 33 years of service. She was a member and past president of the Cornelia Lioness Club and was a member of Cornelia First Baptist Church, where she was active in Sunday School, WMU and the Sharing and Caring Place before her illness.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Sullivan was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Porter and Jake Porter, one sister, Edna Mae Benton, and two nieces, Lanelle Benton and Nancy Benton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Cornelia First Baptist Church with Dr. T. Logan Smith officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Wynette and Tom Hallford, Loganville; sister, Mary Lou Hardy, Commerce; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy Ann and Dr. Duard Baxter, Winder; brother and sister-in-law, Hoyt E. and Narcissus “Sis” Porter, Snellville; grandson, Mitch Hallford, Virginia Beach, Va.; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Jeff and Sandra Hallford, Snellville; step-great-grandson and wife, Tommy and Jody Hendrix, Roanoke, Va.; and seven nieces and seven nephews.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Patricia A. Krouskroup
Mrs. Patricia A. Krouskroup, 50, of Pendergrass, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Krouskroup was employed as a project manager with Lucent Technology.
“She was a loving angel,” said family members.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 7, in the chapel of McDonald & Rogers Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Mrs. Krouskroup is survived by her husband, Neal Krouskroup, Pendergrass; daughter, Chantel Fambaugh, Pendergrass; her parents, Robert and Audrey Watt, Fort Myers, Fla.; sister, Barbara Rigby, Cornelia; and granddaughter, Kayla Fambaugh, Pendergrass.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
McDonald & Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Phillip D. Wood
Phillip D. Wood, 83, of Commerce, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at St. Mary’s Longterm Care Center.
Mr. Wood was born in Madison County on February 22, 1921, a son of the late Elmer George and Willie Katherine McGinnis Wood.
A retired poultry farmer, Mr. Wood was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. He was a member of Berea Baptist Church, Commerce.
Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Sorrow Wood.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 7, in the Berea Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Don Blalock and Curtis Dorsey officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Byrd and Phyllis Chandler, both of Commerce; one brother, Henry Ford Wood, Commerce; two sisters, Betty Bolton and Rachel Hawks, both of Commerce; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Nadine Crane
Mrs. Nadine Crane, 81, of Braselton, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Crane was born in Hall County. She retired from the poultry industry.
Mrs. Crane was preceded in death by a son, Larry Crane, and a daughter, Melissa Gail Crane.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, in the chapel of McDonald & Rogers Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Robert Gaddis officiating. Burial was in the Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery, Braselton.
Mrs. Crane is survived by her husband, Howard P. Crane, Braselton; daughter, Marlene Bennett, Braselton; sons, Bernard Crane, Glenn Crane and Jerry Crane, all of Braselton; grandson, Johnny H. Crane, Braselton; brothers, Ralph Peek, Gainesville, and James Peek, Braselton; sisters, Irene Beck, Pendergrass, and Barbara Jean Bryant, Chestnut Mountain; and 12 grandchildren.
McDonald & Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Roselyn Wright
Mrs. Roselyn Francis Johnson Wright, 81, of Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of Gastonia, N.C., died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Delmar Gardens.
Mrs. Wright was born August 13, 1922, in Jackson County, where she lived for many years. She was a daughter of the late Henry G. and Rusha Johnson.
Mrs. Wright retired from Wix Corporation in Gastonia, N.C.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Clarence Wright, a brother, Thomas Johnson, and a sister, Iris Dyson.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, in Gaston Memorial Park with the Rev. Dickie Spargo officiating.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Debbie Wright, Gastonia, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan W. and Allan Heller, St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Elinor Boyd, Winder; grandchildren, Jenna T. Koone and Joshua A. Wright, both of Gastonia, N.C., and Zachary Heller and Caroline Heller, both of St. Louis, Mo.; and great-granddaughter, Alexandra Koone, Gastonia, N.C.
McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Sybil F. Moore
Mrs. Sybil Francine Owens Moore, 85, of Maysville, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Lanier Park Campus, Gainesville.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Jimmy and Otha Westbrooks Owens.
She was a homemaker and a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, June 4, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Tritt and Kelby Maxwell officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband, J.T. Moore, Maysville; sisters, Nanny Sue Brown, Panama City, Fla., and Mary Lou Knox, High Point, N.C.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe and Jinner Moore, Maysville, and Kenneth and Sue Moore, Flowery Branch; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Aaron Cash, Chattanooga, Tenn., Barbara Sue and Benny Holcomb, Gillsville, Ruby and Wayne Abernathy, Lula, and Reba and Ray Aiken, Maysville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Talmage H. Edwards
Talmage Hamrick Edwards, 72, a real estate broker of the Atlanta area for 33 years, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004.
Born in Rockingham, N.C., on March 14, 1932, Mr. Edwards grew up in Charlotte, N.C. He served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War.
In 1958, Mr. Edwards graduated from Wake Forest University with a BBA and was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity. He was a longtime resident of Roswell and was a member of Roswell Presbyterian Church before relocating to Gainesville.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming, with the Revs. Cy Mallard and John Tarrant officiating.
Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife, Nancy Hambright Edwards, Gainesville; three children, Dr. and Mrs. Keith W. Zimmerman (Ashley), Commerce, Mr. and Mrs. J. Kent Edwards (Toni), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. James H. Carson (Lara), Buford; five grandchildren, Sybil, Bryce and Olivia Zimmerman and Caroline and Catherine Carson; and a younger sister, Sibyl Edwards Puckett, Shelby, N.C.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Olin L. Stewart
Olin L. Stewart, 78, of Jefferson, died Saturday, June 5, 2004.
Mr. Stewart was born in Jackson County, the son of the late George Judson and Jessie Stephens Stewart.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army, and retired from Jefferson Mills after 47 years of service. Mr. Stewart was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 7, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Swayne Cochran and Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Howard Willis, Randy Whitehead, R.M. Townley, Gene Stewart, Lee Lilly and David Pursrory served as pallbearers.
Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife, Louise Whitehead Stewart, Jefferson; one daughter, Kathy Tallon, Jefferson; two sons, Larry Stewart, Jefferson, and Gene Stewart, Savannah; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

James M. Saunders
James Maxcy Saunders, 91, of Winder, died Sunday, June 6, 2004.
Mr. Saunders was born in Winder on May 15, 1913, a son of the late James Wiley Saunders and Juliet Gracewell Saunders.
A United States Marine veteran of World War II, Mr. Saunders participated in the Pacific Theater in action against the enemy at Okinawa. He lived in New York State for many years and was a contractor and builder. He returned to Winder to live after retirement and was a member of Winder First Baptist Church.
Mr. Saunders was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Burke Saunders, and three brothers, Charlie Saunders, Roddy Saunders and Lindy Saunders.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, in Smith’s Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. J.L. Yopp officiating.
Survivors include four sisters, Juliet Floyd-Jones, Jospehine S. Moon, Nancy S. Maughon and Caroline S. Wallace; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy H. Saunders and Eunice L. Saunders; and several nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to Embracing Hospice in Snellville, Morningside Baptist Church or to Winder First Baptist Church.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Tamra Ash
Tamra Kellie James Ash, 2 days old, infant daughter of John Patrick Ash and Natosha Reneé Rich, Winder, died Thursday, June 3, 2004.
Tamra was born at Gwinnett Medical Center.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 7, at Rose Hill Cemetery, Winder.
In addition to her parents, Tamra is survived by a sister, Alyssa Ash; grandparents, Pat and Jimmy Willard, Jerry and Kathy Ash, June and Jimmy Bonnemer and Donald and Misty Sherman; and great-grandparents, Odessa Ash, Mildred Brown, Phillip and Joyce Kloss and James and Phillis Bonnemer.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Eula M. Crocker
Mrs. Eula Mae Crocker, 94, of Commerce, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, of an extended illness.
Mrs. Crocker was the daughter of the late Hubert and Bessie Pruitt Leach, and the wife of the late Herman Young (Brud) Crocker. She was preceded in death by a son, Fred J. Crocker.
Mrs. Crocker retired from Harmony Grove Mill, Commerce, after 57 years of service.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Crocker Osborn, Homer, and Judy Crocker Hall, Great Falls, Va.; three grandchildren, Julie Hall Perry, Atlanta, Todd S. Hall, Reston, Va., and Erlene Osborn Stowe, Homer; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Essie M. Vinson
Mrs. Essie Mae Vinson, 69, of Athens, formerly of Commerce, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Grandview Care Center, Athens.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Tabor’s Chapel C.M.E. Church, Ila. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Lonnie L. Vinson, Commerce; four sisters, Sara Harrison, Geneva Johnson, Gladys Haley and Alberta Rucker, all of Commerce; one brother, Leo Vinson, Commerce; and three grandchildren.
Gardenview Funeral Chapel, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Doris L. Wheelis
Mrs. Doris Lynnette Aaron Wheelis, 85, of 119 Wheelis Road, Athens, died at her residence Thursday, June 3, 2004.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at New Covenant Worship Center, Athens, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in the Crooked Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Wheelis is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Eileen and David Bray and Nancy and Jerry Harrell, all of Athens; six grandchildren and their spouses, Russell and Jennifer Harrell, Anderson, S.C., Dan and Carol Harrell and Renea and Dan Anderson, all of Athens, Randy and Rhonda Fortson, Fredricksburg, Va., and Wade and Janet Bray and Carol and Chris Brock, all of Homer; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Wheelis was preceded in death by her parents, William Russell and Nancy Threlkeld Aaron, and her husband, Crawford Lee Wheelis.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Sarah M. Embrick
Mrs. Sarah Miller Embrick, 59, of Jefferson, died Monday, June 7, 2004, of a sudden illness.
Born in Winnsboro, S.C., Mrs. Embrick was a daughter of L.C. Miller, Hull, and the late Gladys Legrand Harris, and the step-daughter of Mozelle Miller, Hull.
She was a homemaker and a member of Brockton Road Baptist Church. Mrs. Embrick was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Embrick.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Doug Merck and Jesse Mealor officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her father and step-mother, include one daughter, Janice Sanders, Maysville; two sons, Jerry Childs, Jefferson, and Keith Childs, Commerce; two sisters, Irene Embrick, Commerce, and Nancy Coile, Nicholson; one half-sister, Terry Baxley, West Columbia, S.C.; one brother, Tommy Miller, Commerce; one half-brother, Charles “Bubba” Miller, West Columbia, S.C.; and three grandchildren, Haley and Lauren Sanders and Tyler Childs.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

William ‘Bill’
Janes Jr.
William F. “Bill” Janes Jr., 86, of Athens, died Friday, June 4, 2004.
Born in Oconee County, Mr. Janes was the son of the late William F. Janes Sr. and Mary Cornelia Willoughby Janes.
A United States Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Janes made his home in Madison County for 40 years. He retired from Wellington-Puritan and was a member of Bluestone Baptist Church, Danielsville.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, with the Revs. George Lovely, Ray Jenkins and Ray Galloway officiating. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery.
Mr. Janes is survived by his wife, Lula Mills Janes; two daughters, Mary F. (Frank) Stamey, Stafford, Va., and Ophelia (Edwin) Galloway, Nicholson; four grandchildren, Linda Dale Griffith, Timothy W. Stamey, Laura Kump and Ray Galloway; and four great-grandchildren, Keely Miranda Hildebrand, Kirby Kale Kump, Edwin A. Griffith III and Michael Stamey Griffith.
Memorials may be made to Bluestone Baptist Church or to St. Mary’s Hospice, 1500 Oglethorpe Avenue, Suite 200C, Athens, GA 30606.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

James C.
‘Jimmy’ Shook
James Charles “Jimmy” Shook, 28, of Danielsville, died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at his residence.
Mr. Shook was born April 2, 1976. He was employed with Stiles Construction.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Shook is survived by a daughter, Summer Nicole Shook, Commerce; a son, James Caleb Shook, Commerce; his ex-wife, Anita Shook, Commerce; his girlfriend, Amanda Minish, Danielsville; his mother and step-father, Sheri and Albert Claypoole, Danielsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Matt and Katrina Shook, Commerce, Mike and Tammy Shook, Pleasantville, Pa., John and Nichol Shook, Ila, and Jason and Lynn Shook, Athens; sister and fiancé, Stacey Shook and Neal Maloch, Danielsville; grandfather, Norris Hunt, Titusville, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sarah Hunt, and his father.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Frances A. Finch
Mrs. Frances Arthur Finch, 88, affectionately known as “Nana,” of Greensboro, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at Greene Point Health Care Center, Union Point.
One of six children, Mrs. Finch was born in Fairplay on July 16, 1915, to the late Clarence Royston Arthur and Carrie Bell Connally Arthur.
At the age of two, her family moved to Woodville, and when she was nine, they moved back to Morgan County where she graduated from Madison High School in 1931. After graduating, Mrs. Finch lived in Union Point and taught Sunday School at the First Baptist Church of Union Point.
She married James Edward Finch Sr. on July 15, 1939, and joined the First Baptist Church of Greensboro in 1940. Later, she was treasurer of the Fidellis Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church in Greensboro for many years. During her working career, Mrs. Finch was a knitter at Chipman Union, sold tickets and concessions at Greenland Theater and was a clerk for Goldstein’s 5 & 10, West’s Department Store, Greensboro Cloth Shop and Marrett’s.
She was preceded in death by her husband in December of 1992, two sisters, Eulilia Campbell and Ruby Mosley, and three brothers, William Arthur, Hoyt Arthur and Leslie Arthur.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, in Greensboro City Cemetery with the Rev. Sam Orr officiating. Billy Arthur, Edward Arthur, Phillip Arthur, Ken Arthur and A.F. Mosley served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, James Edward “Jimmy” Finch Jr., and wife, Margaret, Union Point; daughter, Jeannette F. Finch, and husband, Jack, Jefferson; grandchildren, Chuck Finch, Beth Finch, Sarah Finch, Sam Finch, Sheila F. Crim and Stacy F. Williamson; and great-grandchildren, Maggie Finch, Brittany Finch, Elizabeth Crim, Audrey Finch, Clayton Williamson and James Williamson.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Greensboro, Fidellis Sunday School Class, c/o Hilda Moore, 902 Spring Street, Greensboro, GA 30642.
McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Ray A. McKinney
Ray A. McKinney, 53, of Nicholson, died Friday, June 4, 2004.
Mr. McKinney was a native of Clarke County. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a mechanic.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, in Huff Cemetery with the Rev. Darrell Gilmer officiating.
Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife, Charlotte Griffin; children, Mark Allen McKinney, Athens, Samantha McKinney and Ray Allen McKinney Jr., both of Crawford, and Rhonda Richmond, Rock Hill, S.C.; brothers, Michael McKinney, Athens, and Larry McKinney, Fayetteville, N.C.; and grandchildren, Amanda Arnold and Michael Frazzelle.
Arthur Bowick’s Oconee Chapel, Watkinsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

J.B. Montgomery
J.B. Montgomery, 81, of Winder, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004.
Born in Gwinnett County, Mr. Montgomery was a son of the late Cass and Lena Walls Montgomery.
He retired from R&R Manufacturing and was a member of Appalachee Baptist Church, Auburn, where he served as a deacon.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Harry Brogdon, Shuford M. Jones and Johnny Wright officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Montgomery is survived by his wife, Doris Montgomery, Winder; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Vickie Montgomery, Winder; brothers, Claude Montgomery, Madison, Gene Montgomery, Maysville, and Douglas Montgomery, Villa Rica; grandchildren, Chris and Renee Montgomery and Alan Montgomery; and great-granddaughter, Christy Montgomery.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

John A. Richardson
John A. Richardson, 81, of Danielsville, died Saturday, June 5, 2004.
Known as “Pa Paw” to friends and family, Mr. Richardson was a native of Berrien County, and was the son of the late Owen and Appie Gray Richardson.
In 1963, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Richardson moved to Athens from Lavonia, where they owned City Café. Their move to Athens was a result of purchasing the Mayflower Restaurant in downtown Athens, which they owned and operated for 17 years.
Mr. Richardson retired after a total of 35 years in the restaurant business and went to work for the University of Georgia Golf Course, retiring from there in 1987. He was a member of Moons Grove Baptist Church.
“He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather,” said family members.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Moons Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Lee officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Ricky Vaughn, Randy Vaughn, Bill Forbes, Robert Johnston, Allen Johnston and Charles Hosea served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Greg Hallford, Roger Hallford, Harold Hallford, Arthur Hosea, Charles Smith, Larry Hallford and Rick Vaughn.
Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife, Ollie Mae Hallford Richardson, Danielsville; daughter, Doye Lynn Church, Danielsville; grandchildren, Denise and Doug Kesler, DRee and Todd Krohn and Clemoth and Samantha Church; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Kayde and Megan Kesler, Jack and Luke Krohn and Maddie Grace and Mac Church; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to Moons Grove Baptist Church, Moons Grove Road, Danielsville, GA 30633, or to the American Heart Association, Athens, Ga.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements (www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com).
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004

Cleon Kirby
Wasem Cleon Kirby, 81, of Danielsville, died Thursday, June 3, 2004.
A native of Boonville, Ind., Mr. Kirby was the son of the late J.T. and Delta Cron Kirby.
Mr. Kirby was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a farmer. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Kirby was preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine Hayes Kirby, and his second wife, Barbara Long Kirby.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 7, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Susan Kirby; three grandchildren, Kelley King and Patricia and Christopher Kirby; and one great-granddaughter, Caitlyn King.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 9, 2004


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