Jackson County Obituaries...

JULY 7, 2004

Georgann
'Ann' Jacobs
Mrs. Georgann "Ann" Hunter Jacobs, 65, of Jefferson, died Saturday, July 3, 2004.
Mrs. Jacobs was born in Texas, a daughter of Audry Bennett Hunter, Mesquite, Texas, and the late Hugh Collum Hunter.
She was a homemaker and a real estate broker. Mrs. Jacobs was a member of Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Christian Care Center in Dallas, Texas.
A second service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Galilee Christian Church with Minister Tom Plank and Mrs. Jacob's son, Jim Jacobs Jr., officiating. Roy Tolbert, Jerry Johnson, Tom Lowe, Henry Doster, Lavern Pethel, Dennis Sikes, Douglas Mize and Sammy Childs will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Homebuilders Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the church.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Jacobs is survived by her husband, Jimmie Jacobs Sr., Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Tim Whitfield, Macon; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Lisa Jacobs, Jacksonville, Fla., and Ben and Angie Jacobs, Jefferson; sisters, Doris Alexander, Dallas, Texas, and Jean Lyons, Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Amber Whitfield, Lauryn Whitfield, Matt Jacobs, Kristen Jacobs and Jessica Jacobs; and a great-grandson, Cooper Massey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Galilee Christian Church Building Fund, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004
Sara Kennedy
Mrs. Sara Lou James Kennedy, 64, of Commerce, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Royston.
Mrs. Kennedy was born August 17, 1939, in Madison County, a daughter of the late Earl W. and Lettie Mae Hilley James.
She was a school bus driver with the Franklin County School System for 27 years. Mrs. Kennedy was preceded in death by her husband, John Dan (J.D.) Kennedy, and a brother, Bill James.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Dr. Terry Beusse, Clark Beusse, Ricky Shelton, Taylor James, James Graham, Shawn Burns and Lee Harris served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jon Dan Kennedy II and Angela Kennedy, Commerce; daughter, Crystal Sisk, Commerce; four grandchildren, Justin Kennedy, Jamie Kennedy, Saranne Sisk and Summer Sisk; brothers, Earl (Dick) James Jr., Royston, and Robert (Bob) James, Danielsville; sisters, JoAnn Beusse, Danielsville, Armanell Shelton, Athens, and Lucy Graham and Linda Harris, both of Canon; and mother-in-law, Emily Kennedy, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004

Ted W. McDaniel
Ted William McDaniel, 71, of Winder, died Thursday, July 1, 2004.
Born in Monroe County, Tenn., Mr. McDaniel was the son of the late Ted and Ruth M. Dolquitt McDaniel.
He was employed with the Winder Police Department and the Barrow County Sheriff's Department for 24 years. After retiring from law enforcement, Mr. McDaniel became a carpenter. He was a member of Davidson Lodge F&AM where he was a 33rd Degree Mason.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Brother Steve Boatwright officiating.
Mr. McDaniel is survived by his wife, Shirley Ethridge McDaniel, Winder; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Tina McDaniel, Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Kyndal and Roy Haney, Kim and Jimmy Peppers and Katrina and Tom Ferrell, all of Winder; daughters, Kristie McDaniel, Winder, and Kayren McDaniel, Social Circle; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Suite A, Bogart, GA 30622.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004

Larry L. Greeson
Larry L. Greeson, 70, of Alto, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Greeson was born in Gwinnett County on September 18, 1933. He was a son of the late Henry Clifford Greeson Sr. and Elsie Murphy Greeson.
A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Greeson retired from Georgia Power, with 45 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cornelia, where he was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class, and had served as a deacon in several area churches for the past 45 years. He was also a former member of the Kiwanis in Reynolds, and the Middle Flint A.P.D.C.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 5, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Steve Doran officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens. Members of the Friendship Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Greeson is survived by his wife, Shirley Greeson, of the home; daughter, Elizabeth G. McKenzie, Pendergrass; son, Stephen L. Greeson, Pendergrass; brother, Henry C. Greeson, Monroe; and grandchildren, Dillan and Emily Greeson and Ansleigh, Lauren and Bailey McKenzie, all of Pendergrass.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004

Rev. J.L. Mathis
The Rev. J.L. Mathis, 79, of Winder, died Sunday, July 4, 2004.
Born in Oconee County, Mr. Mathis was a son of the late B.O. and Maybell Tarply Mathis.
He retired as an equipment operator for the Georgia Department of Transportation. The Rev. Mathis was one of the founding members of Dove Creek Holiness Church, where he pastored from 1955 to 1990.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Mathis, and a sister, Helen Cash.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Wayne Moore officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
The Rev. Mathis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Mathis, Winder; son, Bobby L. Mathis, Baldwin; grandchildren, Kim Greeson, Michael Mathis, Pennie Mathis and Dustin Mathis; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Sellers, Perry, and Peggy Casper and Charlotte Edgar, both of Winder.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004

Oscar Cannon
Oscar Cannon, 61, of Athens, died Saturday, July 3, 2004.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Rebecca Richardson, Athens, Tonya Johnson, Hinesville, and Daphne Outlaw and Carmen Renee Cannon, both of Atlanta; sons, Oscar Cannon Jr., Bridge-port, Conn., and Oscar Brookins, Chesapeake, Va.; sisters, Dollie Wise, Commerce, and Cornelia Young, Eva M. Walker and Jean Taylor, all of Athens; and brothers, Alfred Cannon, Bishop, Forrest Cannon, Winder, Sam Cannon Jr., Edward Cannon, John Cannon and Nathaniel Cannon, all of Athens, and Farris Cannon, Stratford, Conn.
Hurley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004

James E. Aikens Jr.
James Edward Aikens Jr., 55, of Jefferson, died Friday, July 2, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Aikens was born in Jackson County, a son of the late James E. Aikens Sr. and Mary Lou McKimsey Aikens.
He was a security guard with U.S. Security.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 5, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Bill Franklin officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include a daughter, Tonya Michelle Aikens, Gillsville; son, Keith Aikens, Braselton; sisters, Peggy Vandergriff, Jefferson, and Bertie Mae Hicks, Maysville; and brother, Richard David Aikens, Braselton.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004

J.C. Griffeth
J.C. Griffeth, 87, of Athens, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at New Grove Baptist Church, Jackson County. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Griffeth is survived by his wife, Orena Griffeth; four sons, Jester L. Griffeth, John L. Griffeth, Joe L. Griffeth and Dwayne Griffeth; one sister, Jessie Griffeth; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Jackson McWhorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004

Lewis H. Wetherford
Lewis Horace Wetherford, 65, of Braselton, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, following an extended illness.
Mr. Wetherford was born in Hall County on April 6, 1939. He was a son of the late Paul W. Wetherford and Belle Smith Wetherford.
Mr. Wetherford retired from building maintenance with Barrow County and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hall County.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Hall Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Wetherford is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Savage Wetherford, Braselton; daughter; Kimberly Ann Pennington, Hoschton; son, Loyd Bruce Barton, Braselton; sisters, Vera Mae Wood, Hoschton, and Grace Robinson, Gainesville; brothers, Adolphus Wetherford and Gordon Wetherford, both of Braselton, Johnny Wetherford, Winder, and Robert Wetherford, Henry Wetherford and Junior Wetherford, all of Gainesville; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004

James E.
'Jimmy' Cronic Jr.
James Edwin "Jimmy" Cronic Jr., 46, of Braselton, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, after a sudden illness.
Mr. Cronic was born July 27, 1957, in Barrow County, the son of the late James Edwin Cronic Sr. and the late Maudell Roberts Cronic.
He was self-employed in the construction business.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, in the New Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jamey Pritchett officiating. David Edge, Brian Reed, Ronnie Richardson, Ron McEver, Mitchell Clark and Wayne Berryman will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter, Candace Cronic, Braselton; a son, Bruce Cronic, Braselton; and a grandchild.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004

E.J. Allen
Elmer Jackson "E.J." Allen, 83, of the Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, Royston, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Allen was born in Hall County on May 31, 1921, a son of the late James Bradford and Lelia Coker Allen. Mr. Allen retired from Capital Construction, where he was the superintendent of construction, and was a lifetime member of the Carpenters Union in Atlanta. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Allen served during World War II in the Pacific Theater and received several Distinguished Service Medals.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in the Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Debrah Jean and Gary Bunten; grandchildren, Rachel and Luke Watts and Carlie Bunten; three great-grandsons; brothers, Sherman Allen and Roy Allen; and several nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.
The family is at their respective homes and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004

Sara S. Townsend
Mrs. Sara Smith Townsend, 94, of Maysville, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Southern Pines.
Mrs. Townsend was born July 19, 1909, in Anderson County, S.C. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Pauline Bryan Smith. Mrs. Townsend was a retired school teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Townsend.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Calhoun officiating. Burial was in Old Silverbrook Cemetery, Anderson, S.C.
Mrs. Townsend is survived by two nephews, John Rylee, Maysville, and George Southern, Virginia; and one niece, Georgia Bartok, New Jersey.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004
Buddy Moon
Buddy Darrell Moon, 43, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Moon was born in Franklin County on March 20, 1961, a son of the late Darrell Aubrey Moon and Rebecca House Hemrick.
He was employed as a truck driver and was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. Mr. Moon was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Aubrey and Leotice Moore Moon, and his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Tildie Human House.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 9, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with David Maxwell officiating. Burial will be in the Faith Baptist Church Cemetery, Bowman. Charles Loggins, Terry McGarity, Elmer Smith, Ferlin Smith, Marcus Smith and Erik Weaver will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, Brent Moon, Dewy Rose; daughter, Krystle Moon, Dewy Rose; brothers, Lanier Moon and David McElroy, both of Danielsville; and sisters, Wanda Shackelford, Danielsville, and Christy Hardeman, Winterville.
The family is at the home of Krystle Moon, 567 Mewborn Road, Dewy Rose, and will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004

Billy D. Dial
Billy Dwayne Dial, 68, of Colbert, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Dial was a son of the late Grady Golden and Beulah Victoria Christopher Dial.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Dial was a retired farmer and attended Victory Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Ken Dial.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 2, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Melkowits, New Providence, N.J.; a step-daughter, Melissa Ballenger, Danielsville; a brother, Charles Dial, Farmington; a sister, Ann Scott, Bishop; and eight grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 2004


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