Jackson County Obituaries...

AUGUST 11, 2004

James Elrod
James Howard Elrod, 53, Commerce, died Monday, August 9, 2004 at St. Mary’s Hospital.
He was born in Jackson County on November 13, 1950, and was preceded in death by his parents, Weldon and Viola (Parker) Elrod. He was employed at the University of Georgia Physical Plant, was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Towsend Elrod, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Ashley Elrod, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Steven Evans, Commerce; two brothers, D.W. “Shorty” Elrod, Watkinsville, and Danny Elrod, Jefferson; one sister, Mary Jean Strickland, Commerce; and two granddaughters, Ensley Evans and Eve Fisher, both of Commerce.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 3 p.m., at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Verlin Reece, Eric Tyson, Brad Wilson and David Strickland officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Wednesday, August 11, 2004 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Little-Ward Funeral Home, Inc.
Pallbearers will be Aubry Scoggins, Clark Cutler, Alfrey Smith, Bobby Brown, Ray Jones and Ricky Cochran. Music will be provided by David Gailey, Jenni Gailey, Lavonda Reece and Dr. Keith Zimmerman.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, will be in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004

Sue Shipman
Mrs. Sue Daniell Shipman, 61, Hoschton, died Friday, August 6, 2004, following an extended illness. She was born in Haralson County, the daughter of the late Troy and Pauline Hannah Daniell. Mrs. Shipman was a homemaker and a member of the Center Union Baptist Church, Braselton. She was preceded in death by two sons, Joel and Danny Coley and a brother, Dennis Daniell.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Shipman, Hoschton; two sons, Ronnie Coley, Jefferson, and Tommy Coley, Hull; three daughters, Darlene Welchel and Evelyn Holder, both of Hoschton, and Susan McAllister, Hull; three sisters, Dorothy Dyer, Commerce, Sybil Stephens, Carnesville, and Cathy Anderson, Maysville; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 9, 2004, at the Center Union Baptist Church, Braselton, with the Revs. Timothy Copeland and Ronnie Coley officiating. Burial followed in Hoschton City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Tommy Smith, Jimmy Rouse, Andy Holder, Ralph Farmer, Paul Farmer and Melvin Gooch.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

Delma Bellew
Delma Curtis Bellew, 88, died August 10, 2004.
Born in Clarke County, he was the son of the late John Carmichael and Nora Barber Bellew. He attended Berry School for Boys and was a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Agriculture. A longtime resident of Madison County, he was a farmer and worked with the Farm Bureau in providing electricity to the county in the 1950’s. He was a charter member of Sanford Mens Club, a United States Navy veteran of WWII and retired from Railway Express.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Bellew; children, John and June Minish Bellew and J.R. and Helen Dalton Bellew, all of Nicholson, Sceva and W. Jack Glenn and Tommy and Peggy Mealor Seay, all of Hull; sister, Lorene Reynolds, Lexington; eight grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, John Michael Bellew.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Lord and Stephens Chapel, EAST. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens. Flower are optional. Memorials may be made to Gordon’s Chapel UMC Land Fund.
Lord and Stephens, EAST will be in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

Elisha Harrison
Elisha Harrison, 61, of Nicholson, died Thursday, August 5, 2004.
Survivors include his wife, Lillie B. Harrison; one step-daughter, Betty Jean Banks, Marietta; two brothers, John Harrison, Columbus, and Joseph Harrison, Calif.; four sisters, Minnie Lee Calvert, Rock Hill, S.C., Julia Steward, Columbus, Ruth Kinsley, Atlanta, and Louise Turner, Mitchell, Ala.; one sister-in-law, Claudia J. Evans, Athens; a cousin, Thelma Hardy, Commerce; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, 2004 from New Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe A. Barnett officiating. Burial was in the Church cemetery.
Hurley Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

John Kinney
Mr. John Herman Kinney, Jr., 84, of Talmo, died Sunday, August 8, 2004.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late John Herman, Sr., and Essie Bridges Kinney and was preceded in death by not only his parents, but also a step-mother, Frances Hill Kinney, sisters, Sarah Frances and Annie Lou Kinney, a brother, Harry Kinney, and his wife Jane Hendrix Kinney.
Mr. Kinney was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, serving during World War II, a member of Talmo Baptist Church, former member of the breakfast club at Bruce’s and was employed at J.H. Kinney & Sons in Jefferson for more than 50 years.
Survivors include a son, Scott Kinney, Talmo; daughter and son-in-law, Nan and Larry McNeal, Talmo; grandchildren, Drew and Maggie Brock, Lula; brothers, Joe, Bill, and Harold Kinney, all of Talmo.
Funeral services were to be held from the Graveside at Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery on Thursday, August 12, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Spence officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at Evans Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Talmo Baptist Church Building Fund, 475 Main Street, Talmo, Georgia 30575, or to the American Cancer Society, 2200 Lake Blvd, Atlanta, Georgia 30319.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., Jefferson, will be in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

Edna Martin
Mrs. Edna Holcomb Martin, of Jefferson, died August 5, 2004 at Bentley Assisted Living at Northminister.
A native of Clarke County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Edward and Myrtle Bray Holcomb. She was preceded in death by her husband R.A. “Jack” Martin and two sisters, Mrs. Syble Olshinski, Thomasville, N.C. and Mrs. Pauline Clindaniel, Lincoln, De.
Survivors include a step-daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Ed Martin Arnold, Macon; two grandchildren, Mrs. Debs Miller, Statesboro, and Mrs. Lori Eagleson, Peachtree City; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dot Williams, Commerce and Mrs. Georgia Bean, Thomasville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Martin bequeathed her body to the Medical College of Georgia for the purpose of medical research. A memorial service will be held August 14, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, Athens.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the John Twenty-one Fund of Central Presbyterian Church, 380 Alps Road, Athens, Ga. 30606 or to the charity of donor’s choice.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

Mary Quarles
Mary Helen Quarles, 56, of Watkinsville, died July 27, 2004, following a long battle with cancer.
She was born in Commerce and was the daughter of the late Luther and Vera Youngblood Wood. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Rose Newman.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Quarles; children, Tim Quarles, Sr. (Lisa), Lincolnton, Linda Alewind (Bud), Lexington, Micah Quarles (Michelle) and Shirley Batchelor, Watkinsville; brothers, Luther Wood, Jr., Stanley Wood and Thomas Wood; sisters, Marie Carson, Dorothy Harper, Patricia Clark and Shelia Herring; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 30, 2004 at Lord and Stephens Chapel, EAST. The Revs. Mike Newman, Morris Bryant and Buck Bevins officiated. Burial was in Oconee Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Seth Quarles, Michael Newman, Jr., Joel Robison, Billy Quarles, Steve Quarles and James Collins.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home EAST was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 11, 2004.

Karen Broome
Mrs. Karen Lynn Dayton Broome, 39, of Toccoa, died Friday, August 6, 2004 at her home.
She was born April 1, 1965 in Fulton County and was the daughter of Roger S. and Ginger Massey Dayton, Mt. Airy. She had lived in Toccoa for the past 23 years and was a member of the Latter Day Saints. She was employed with Shaw Industries and most recently owned her own cleaning service.
In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Boyd Broome; one son, Brannon Boyd Broome; and one daughter, Hope Nicole Lynn Broome, all of the home; one brother, Kenneth Dayton, Roswell; two sisters, Krista Purdy, Alto and Tara Gosnell, Banks County; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Branson and Brenda Broome, Toccoa; two brothers-in-law, Wendell Broome, Franklin County, and Todd Broome, Toccoa; a sister-in-law, Kay Garner, Cornelia; five nieces; and one nephew.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, 2004, from the Chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with the Revs. David Ledford and Richard Ivester, and Mr. Gary Sandercock officiating. Burial followed in Roselane Cemetery. Palbearers were Wendell Broome, Todd Broome, Branson Broome, Johnny Dayton, Eric Hulsey, and Brian Garner.
Whitlock Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 11, 2004.

John Rose
John H. Rose, Athens, died Wednesday, August 4, 2004.
A native of West Virginia, Mr. Rose was the son of the late John Henry and Marie Wallace Rose. He was a 24 year veteran of the United States Navy, retiring with the rank of Petty Officer. He also retired from Westinghouse and was a member of the Baptist denomination.
Survivors include his wife, Merita Brewer Rose, Athens; daughters Judy and Debbie Rose; sisters Isabell Spence and Frankie Poole; 4 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 6, 2004, at the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Brewer and Dr. Larry Elliott officiating. Entombment followed in Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to St. Mary Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604. Online tributes may be made at www.mem.com.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

Vera Coleman
Mrs. Vera Pruitt Coleman, 88, of Suwanee, died August 9, 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earle Coleman, her parents, Carl and Pearl Peavy Pruitt, and her sisters, Mildred P. Beard and Bertie Mae P. Johnson.
Mrs. Coleman was a native of Gwinnett County and was a retired Food Manager for K-Mark Corporation. She was a member of Suwanee First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Kenneth Jones, Jefferson; four grandchildren, Mack Jones, Flowery Branch, Gwendolyn Jones Golder, Winder, Diann Roberts and Keith Jones, both of Buford; eight great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; brothers, W.R. “Dudge” Pruitt and Glyndon Pruitt, both of Buford; sisters, Hazel Carroll, Lawrenceville, Thelma Mears, Flowery Branch, Jane Pealock, Buford, Jackie Ethridge, Duluth; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were to be held Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Revs. Bud McDonald and Michael Martin officiating. Burial was in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

James Stoner
James Gordon Stoner, 48, Hoschton, died Saturday, August 7, 2004, in Seneca, S.C., following a stroke.
James is survived by his wife Sherri and four step-children, Ashleigh, Ansleigh, Jordan and Courtney Bratek.
A church service in dedication of Mr. Stoner was held Sunday, August 8, 2004 at Arbor Pointe Church in Jefferson.
A memorial service was held at the residence on Monday, August 9, 2004, with the Rev. Joe McKoehnie officiating.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

Mitchell Hanley
James Mitchell Hanley, 79, of Commerce died Monday, August 9, 2004. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Ernest Lee and Flossie Edwards Hanley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Anderson Hanley. Mr. Hanley was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy, and was a member of Living Word Worship Center.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Pat Hanley, and son Terry Hanley, all of Commerce; four brothers, Willie Dee Hanley, Commerce, Otha and Junior Hanley, both of Hull, Mack Hanley, Ila; three sisters, Virginia Sexton, Madison, Pearlie McGee, Danielsville, and Eleanor Appling, Hull; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11, 2004 from the Living Word Worship Center with the Rev. Mark Mobley officiating. Burial followed in Jackson Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers were Adrian Parham, Lee Sexton, Brian Smith, Bobby Hanley, Randy Hanley, and Bodie Appling.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 2200 Lake Blvd., Atlanta, Georgia 30319.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

Robert ‘Gene’ Holland
Robert Eugene “Gene” Holland, 64, of Alto, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004 following an extended illness.
Mr. Holland was born in Hall County on June 9, 1940, and was the son of the late Authur Russell Holland and Mary Catherine Chambers Holland. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Rylee, and was a retired truck driver and a member of Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church.
Survivors include his wife, Susie Stanley Holland, Alto; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne Holland and Charles L. Harrison, Sr., Alto; two granddaughters, Makesha Cook Murphy, Wilmington, N.C. and Makayla Cook, Alto; one great-grandson, Kaveri Holland Holcombe, Alto; one brother, Donald Holland, Clyde, Texas; four sisters, Mary Ferguson, Gillsville, Joyce Sandidge, Jacqueline Wilson and Margaret Shockley, all of Alto.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2004, from Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Revs. Scott Ledbetter and Anthony Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, will be in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

Mary Bowen
Mrs. Mary Bowen, 74, of Jonesboro, died August 6, 2004.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lois Fagan Cronic. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Bowen and was a homemaker.
Survivors include children, Carol Duke, Fairmont, John W. Greeson, Jr., Kenneldale, Tex., Michael Greeson, Stockbridge, Richard Greeson, Jonesboro, Debbie Thurmond, Newnan, and Donnie Greeson, Arizona; four brothers, Harry N. “Red” Cronic, Sr., Charles Henry Cronic and Jerry Cronic, all of Winder, Bill Cronic, Huguenot, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 7, 2004 from the Chapel of Carter Funeral Home. Burial was at New Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

Martha Lewis
Martha Louise Boswell Lewis, 51, Maysville, died Sunday, August 8, 2004, at her residence, following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of Ola Mae Carroll Boswell, Maysville, and the late Perino Boswell. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Boswell.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jerry Lewis, Maysville; a daughter, Nicole Lewis, Maysville; a son, Josh Lewis, Maysville; brothers John Boswell, Otis Boswell and Norman Boswell, all of Maysville, and Glen (Tootsie) Boswell, Commerce; a sister, Joyce Wilson, Alto; two grandchildren, Gavin Brown and Chloe Poole, as well as many friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 10, 2004, at the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, with the Revs. Bill Manus, Dwayne Owensby and Jeff Clark officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

Broadus McLane
Mr. Broadus A. McLane, 78, of Hartwell, died Thursday, August 5, 2004 at his home.
Born October 25, 1925 in Hart County, he was the son of the late Fred S. and Eva Payne McLane. He was a former radio announcer for WKLY and WANS, radio dispatcher for Hart County Sheriff’s Department, an Emergency Medical Technician, member of Central Fire Department, former Deputy Coroner, an avid painter, a trustee for Mt. Olivet School, and owner of Mac’s Gun Shop. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mr. McLane was a WWII United States Army veteran having served in the European Theater.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Frye McLane of the home; son and daughter-in-law, David C. and Dale McLane, Nicholson; daughters and sons-in-law, Christy and Leonard Green, and Rebecca and Wayne Cleveland, all of Hartwell; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, 2004 from the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary McCurley and Ted Kelley officiating. Entombment will be in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 2004.

John Henry Ausburn
John Henry Ausburn, 86, of Homer, died Saturday, August 7, 2004 at the Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center.
Born May 6, 1918, in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Anna (Farmer) and Bill Ausburn. Mr. Ausburn was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation, was a former Homer City Councilman, a W.W.II Army Veteran and a member of the VFW Post 7720, as well as American Legion Post 215. He was a member of the Bethany Christian Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Williams Ausburn.
Survivors include two sons, Dillard and Willard Ausburn, both of Homer; and one grandson, Zane Ausburn, Homer.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 9, 2004 from Bethany Christian Church with the Revs. Jerry Payne and William Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Bethany Christian Church Cemetery, Homer.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 11, 2004.


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