Jackson County Obituaries...

JULY 14, 2004

Alyssa Shea Buffington
Alyssa Shea Buffington, infant daughter of Sam N. and Alison Horne Buffington, Athens, died Friday, July 9, 2004.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Lowell Harman, William and Jessica Buffington, Garnett Horne and Margaret Johnson.
Funeral services were Sunday at Forest Heights Baptist church with the Rev. Mike Purdy officiating. Burial was in Attica Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her garndparents, Mike and Carol Buffington and Richard and Terri Horne; great-grandparents, Jennie Thrasher, Delores Horne and Loyd Johnson.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home WEST was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004.

Brenda Sweatman
Brenda Inez Sweatman, 62, Athens, died July 10, 2004.
A native of Clarke County, she was a homemaker and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. and Flotilla Melton Noell. Mrs. Sweatman was preceded in death by her husband, George Sweatman.
Survivors include three brothers, Donald Noell, Athens, Bobby Noell, Hull, and James Noell, Nicholson; three sisters, Delores Colley, Nicholson, Carolyn Brooks, Jefferson, and Patsy Dalton, Nicholson; and a special friend, Hank Cronic, Nicholson.
The funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at South Memory Church.
Burial was at Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004.

Claudia Floyd
Mrs. Claudia Floyd, Atlanta and Athens, died July 10, 2004.
She is survived by her daughter, Laura M. Burns, Dunwoody; son, Robert “Bobby” McWhorter, Alexandria, La; stepchildren, Betty F. Biles, Dillsboro, Pa.; Mary F. Scarboro, Danielsville; William Floyd, Homer City, Pa.; Larry “Buddy” Floyd, Commerce; and their families; sister, Mary Jo Edge, Eatonton; brother, Calvin Logan, Sopertan; grandchildren, David Burns, Ann Henderson, James McWhorter, Nicholas McWhorter; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. The Revs. Jackie Watt and John Porter officiated. Burial services were held on Tuesday, July 13, at 4 p.m. in New Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery (near Commerce).
Memorial contributions may be made to Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt St. Athens, Ga. 30301.
Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004.

David Clark
David Martin Clark, age 54, Hoschton, died suddenly on Saturday, July 10, 2004.
Mr. Clark was born in Clarke County, Georgia, the son of the late Marshall Clark and Beulah Martin Clark of Hoschton. Mr. Clark was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, was self-employed in the trucking business and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Nathan Clark, San Antonio, Tex.; two sisters, Pam Duck, Braselton, and Sandra Braselton, Lawrenceville; two brothers, Jimmy Clark, Oakwood, and Billy Clark, Hoschton; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, 2004, from the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Marshall Dale and Jerry Braselton officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004.

Eva Lou Phinney
Eva Lou Phinney, 74, Commerce, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at BJC Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late John L. Jones and the late Eva Elizabeth Jones. Mrs. Phinney served for 13 years as a certified nurse’s assistant and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nelvic Sue Brumblow.
The funeral was held Friday, July 9, 2004, at the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hudson River Baptist Church cemetery in Banks County.
Survivors include daughters, Shavon Angel and Charlotte Sue Brown, both of Commerce, Cheryl Ann Brown, Florence, Ala., Betty Jean Mayo, Florida, Eva Louise Bender, Wisconsin, and Betty Angel Brown, Plant City, Fla; sons John Clifton Childers, Ila, Thomas Avery Mayo, Commerce, and Tennis Allen Brown, Plant City, Fla.; sister, Betty Lou Reid, Plant City, Fla.; brothers, Floyd Jones and Ferrell Jones, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004

Jack Lindsay
The Rev. Jack Lindsay, 74, Jefferson, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, of an extended illness. Reverend Lindsay was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lorrick.
He was born in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of the late John Arthur and Ruth Margaret Maurin Lindsay. The Reverend Lindsay was a Southern Baptist minister and was the director of the Potter’s House from 1975-1995 and was pastor of Salem Baptist Church, interim pastor for Bethany Baptist, Lexington Baptist, Attica Baptist, Edwards Chapel Baptist and also pastored Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he was a member.
Survivors include Rebecca Jean West Lindsay; three daughters, Rachel Lindsay, Charleston, S.C., Gretchen Lindsay, Overland Park, Kan., Cynthia Leftwich, Kansas City, Mo; four sons, John Lindsay, Jefferson, Philip Leftwich, Sanford, Fla., Adam Lindsay, Houston, Tex., and William Leftwich, Social Circle; one sister, Jean West, Burbank, Ca.; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Frday, July 16, 2004, from the Oconee Heights Baptist Church in Athens, with the Revs. Rick Standard, Robert Nash and Clayton Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Lexington. Pallbearers will be deacons of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, David Black, Talmadge Booth, Raymond Boswell, Frank Cromer, Ed Culbertson, Buddy Guest, David Hardy, Lane Lester, Rufus Murray and E.L. Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Jack Lindsay Memorial Prayer Garden, C/O His Forever Ministries, Inc., 193 Lindsay Lane, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004.

James Jacks
James O. Jacks, 66, Commerce, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Peachtree Christian Hospice.
Mr. Jacks was born July 7, 1938 in Jackson County and was the son of the late Clarence and Clara Veal Jacks. He was the husband of the late Shirley Smith Jacks.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Amanda Fleeman, Toccoa; three sisters, Margaret Epps, Marietta, Wilma Moore, Center, and Reba Warr, Ocala, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held July 12, 2004 at Little-Ward Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Jessie Mealor officiated.
Burial was at Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004.

Janie Bowers
Mrs. Janie Ruth Bolton Bowers, 90, of Atlanta, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Fountain View Center.
Mrs. Bowers was a native of Banks County. She was the daughter of the late Davy Pattman and Hattie Jane Chandler Bolton, and the wife of the late Carl Bowers.
Survivors are son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. and Bette Rose Bowers, Commerce; grandchildren Carl and Ingrid Bowers, Acworth, Bruce and Denna Bowers, Marietta, Chelle and Frank Blancato, Marietta and seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, 2004, from the First United Methodist Church of Commerce, with the Revs. Rick Bowers and David Bowen officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia, 3120 Raymond Dr., Atlanta, GA, 30340, or the First United Methodist Church of Commerce, 54 Cherry St. Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004.

Kerry Bryant Thomas
Kerry Bryant Thomas, 40, of Jefferson, died Thursday July 8, 2004, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center of an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lizzie Mae and Coleman Dailey, Marion W. and Myrtle Thomas.
Survivors include his parents, Luther B. Thomas, Baldwin, and Jean D. Thomas, Commerce; daughter, Ashton Bree Thomas and her mother, Sandra Thomas, both of Commerce; a personal friend, J.R. Pickelsimer, Jefferson; an adopted brother, William Thomas, Royston; a half-sister, Wanda Moon, Crawford; half-brothers, Raymond Thomas and Calvin Thomas, both of Anderson, S.C., Marvin R. Thomas, Lexington, and Clyde W. Thomas, Crawford and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Sunday from the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Kesler, Mike Stowers and Jerry Friday officiating with burial in Howington cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004.

Myrtis Jones
Myrtis Burton Jones, 91, Clarkesville, died Monday, July 12, 2004 at Habersham Home, West.
Born in Habersham County, August 9, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Wright and Ethel Church Burton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hilyer Jones, two daughters, Dorothy L. Jones and Joyce Brotherton and a son, Hayden Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Ann Jones, Macon; son and daughter-in-law, LeRoy and Ann Jones, Braselton; sister, Exie Batalia, Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Revs. Furman Lewis and Kennedy Smartt officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004.

Shirley Haney
Shirley Nelson Haney, 67, Lawrenceville, died July 8, 2004 of an extended illness.
One of 15 siblings, Mrs. Haney was born in Bearwallow, Va., in 1936. She worked in Washington, D.C., when she met her husband of 49 years, Eugene Haney. She retired after 29 years from AT&T Network Systems in 1996. She was an active member of the Telephone Pioneers, serving as council president 1985-1986. After retirement, she served as the president of the Life Member Retirees of the Telephone Pioneers for Georgia. Mrs. Haney was a founding member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene A. Haney, Dacula; daughters, Susan and Van Hilliard, Dacula, Diane Haney, Lawrenceville, Eugena and David Stockton, Hoschton, Katherine and Gene Maddox, Covington; grandchildren, Tiffany Freeland and Wes Hillard, Dacula, Sommer Stockton, Hoschton, Christopher Maddox, Newborn, Barbara Maddox, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Dray and Hanna Freeland, Dacula; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A rosary service was held July 11, 2004, at Eternal Hills Funeral Home in Snellville. The funeral service was held July 12, 2004 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville with the Rev. Al Jody officiating.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004.

Juanita Bullock Jackson
Juanita Bullock Jackson, 82, Danielsville, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004.
Mrs. Jackson was born December 13, 1921, in Madison County. She was the daughter of the late Charlie H. and Evie Haynes Bullock. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Angie Jackson.
Mrs. Jackson was a retired school teacher who taught for 31 years. She was a 1942 graduate of the University of Georgia, a member of the National Retired Teachers Association and a member of Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma since 1971.
Survivors include a niece and her husband, Evelyn and Garry Britton, Dalton; a great niece, Cynthia Manton, Dalton; nephew, Keith Manton, Dalton; special friend, Lynn Church, Danielsville; and caregiver, Susie Brown, Danielsville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, 2004, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Hudmon officiating. Burial was in the Danielsville Cemetery.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004

Hazel Brown
Mrs. Hazel Coker Brown, 78, Bowman, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Brown was born in Madison County, June 22, 1926, the daughter of the late Ezra Lena Coker and the late Minnie Beatrice Parham. Mrs. Brown worked as a seamstress in the textile industry and was of the Holiness Faith. Her husband, Gaines Omer Brown, preceded Mrs. Brown in death.
Survivors include her sister, Betty Gaynell Brown, Bowman, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, 2004, at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Patsy Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Franklin Memorial Gardens — South. Pallbearers were Mrs. Brown’s nephews, Aaron Chastain, Bob Fowler, Kenneth Chastain, and William Fortson.
Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004

Joe Parham
Joe Billings Parham Sr., 74, Royston, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Hart County Hospital in Hartwell.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Parham.
Mr. Parham was born in Clarke County, July 3, 1930, the son of the late Hester Glen and Elizabeth Ingram Parham. He was a retired personnel manager for Johnson & Johnson in Royston and was a United States Navy veteran, having served during World War II. Mr. Parham was a member of the Mill Shoal Baptist Church, Royston Masonic Lodge, Royston-Franklin Springs Rotary Club and was past president of the Royston-Franklin Springs Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Berryman Parham, Royston; sons, Billy Parham, Royston, Phil Parham, Hartwell, and Chris Parham, Royston; a brother, Jimmy Parham, Elberton; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 11, 2004, at the Mill Shoal Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Smith and DeWitt Waters officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Kip Parham, Matt Parham, Brett Parham, Edward Allen, Roger Kidd, Mark Brown and Benjamin Parham. Honorary Pallbearers were the past and present employees of Johnson & Johnson.
Memorials may be made to the Mill Shoal Baptist Church building Fund, C/O Mr. Seaborn Human, 879 Human Road, Bowman, Ga. 30624.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004

Laneita Bryant
Laneita Ann Ballew Bryant, 72, Dewy Rose, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Bryant was born in Elbert County, September 19, 1931, the daughter of the late Lee Thomas and Frances Glovena Williams Ballew. Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Jack Ballew, and one sister, Hazel Shock.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Bryant, Dewy Rose; sons, Stanley Bryant, Johnny Bryant and Danny Bryant, all of Dewy Rose; daughter, Wanda Bryant, Dewy Rose; sisters, Marilyn Treadway, Hull and Pat Whitfield, Homer; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Friday, July 9, 2004, at the Pruitt Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Don Scott and Williard Crider officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mrs. Bryant’s grandsons, Chris Bryant, Micah Bryant, Joey Echols, Ashley Rousey, Scott Bryant, and Wes Brown.
Memorials may be made to March of Dimes, Disabled Veterans, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004

Virginia Ray Weaver
Mrs. Virginia Ray Weaverm 80, died July 4, 2004 at Willow Brooke Court, Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville.
Born in Royston, January 19, 1924, she was the daughter of Ernest Franklin Ray and Cleo Meadow Ray. Her early school years were spent in Carnesville. Her father died when Virginia was ten and she and her mother moved to Westminster, S.C. where she graduated from high school, then went on to Brenau University at Gainesville, earning her B.A. degree in 1945. She worked in Atlanta as Director of Children’s Work for The North Georgia Conference of The Methodist Church. Around 1951, she joined the Atlanta public school system and in 1956, she married Luther Hartsfield Weaver.
In 1964, the Weavers adopted a six-week old baby daughter.
In 2001, Mrs. Weaver returned to Gainesville.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Gina Weaver Attas, Hollywood, Fla., Richard Attas of Atlanta, and several cousins.
Graveside service for burial of cremains were Tuesday, July 13, at Rose Hill Cemetary, Royston, followed by a memorial service in the auditorium of Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222, Gainesville, GA 30501 or the charity of your choice.
Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004

Tommy Cobb
Tommy Wayne Cobb, 45, Canon, died July 6, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Cobb was born in Franklin County, June 4, 1959, the son of the late Winfred Cobb and the late Lessie Hilda Carter Chappell. He was a textile worker and of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Edwin Cobb and Mack Cobb.
Survivors include brothers Harold Cobb and Dan Cobb, both of Canon, David Chappell, Carnesville; Sisters, June Segars, Hartwell, Judy Cobb, Canon, Jackie Frye, Lawrenceville, Peggy Brown, Royston, and Doris Vickery, Lavonia.
Funeral services for Mr. Cobb were Friday July 9, 2004 at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Johnny Stowe and Brad Crowe officiating. Burial was in the Bowersville City Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004

Gene Crocker
Troyce Eugene “Gene” Crocker, 57, Lula, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Born in Banks County on March 18, 1947, he was the son of the late Coy Lee and Edith Dodd Crocker. Mr. Crocker worked at Construction Components and was also a horse trainer. He raised quarter horses and was of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include a brother, Kenneth Crocker, Baldwin; a brother and sister-in-law, Carson and Deborah Crocker, Alto; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanell and Jimmy Stewart, Demorest, Louise and Gary Terrell, Alto, and Geneva and Chester Shirley, Cornelia; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 9, 2004, at Yonah Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. John Umberhant and Ernest Hunter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia was in charge of arrangements.

Aaron Brock Reynolds, Jr.
Infant Aaron Brock Reynolds Jr., Danielsville, died Sunday, July 4, 2004.
He was the son of Aaron Brock Reynolds Sr. and Virginia Lynette Stratton Reynolds.
Graveside funeral services were Thursday July 8, 2004, at Bluestone Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include grandparents and families, John and Becky Reynolds, Deltona, Fla. and Jerome and Darlene Stratton, Royston.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 14, 2004


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