Jackson County Obituaries...

AUGUST 18, 2004

Eugene Holbrook
Mr. Eugene E. Holbrook, Sr. CLU, CHFC, 72, Hoschton, died August 11, 2004 of an extended illness.
Born January 15, 1932, he was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Oscar and Oma Pearl Mentzer Holbrook. He was a native of Dixon, Ill., a graduate of the University of Miami in 1954, and became a Chartered Life Underwriter in 1966. He became a member of the society of Pension Actuaries in 1969, a Chartered Financial Consultant in 1982, a Registered Investment Advisor (SEC) in 1983, and a Fellow with the Life Underwriter Training Council in 1985.
Mr. Holbrook was a member in the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters, American Society of Pension Actuaries, National Association of Security Dealers, Planned Giving Council, Life & Qualifying member-Million Dollar Round Table, and the National Association of Life Underwriters.
He was affiliated with Lincoln Associates of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., joining the firm in 1963. He served on the adjunct faculty of the Pension School of Purdue University, lectured to many CPA and attorney groups in the South Florida area, and was a founding member of the American Society of Pension Actuaries.
Mr. Holbrook was also active in community affairs. He was the past President of the fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Chapter of the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters; Past President of the fort Lauderdale Beach Rotary Club; a member of the Fund Raising Committee for Westminister Academy of Fort Lauderdale; Trustee of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale; former member of the Board of Directors and Officer of the Stranahan House, Inc.; and a former member of the Broward Employment & Training Administration (BETA) Board.
He was active in charitable and civic affairs including Gold Key of the American Society CLU & ChFC-, Citizens Board of the University of Miami, Legion of Mercy with Holy Cross Hospital, a Patron of the Life Underwriter Training Counsel, a Knight of the Million Dollar Round Table, a Third Degree Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, and a Founder of the University of Miami.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Edwards Holbrook a native of White Plains, N.Y. and a resident of Hoschton; two sons, E. Edward Holbrook, Jr., Lincoln, Neb. and Michael Clifford Holbrook of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Susan Jane Plog, Hoschton, and Holly Holbrook Novak, Lawrenceville; one brother, Gale Holbrook, Bradenton, Fla.; one sister, Gay Poole, Boise, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday August 21, 2004 in the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church’s Chapel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Mickey Raia officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a contribution to the Eagle Ranch School Fund, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502, The Westminister Academy, 5600 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, or to the Boy Scouts of America.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

J.T. Thomason
J.T. Thomason, 84, of Ila, died Monday, August 16, 2004. Born in Ila on April 23, 1920, he lived his entire life there except for the two years he served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was the only son of Mattie Fitzpatrick and Jake Thomason. Until his retirement in 1980, Mr. Thomason was a building contractor and from that time until recently he operated his farm. He was a member of Erastus Christian Church and rebuilt their church facility following the fire that destroyed the church in 1978.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Reather Freeman, China Grove, N.C. and Marie Lou Jones, Danielsville.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mildred Daniel Thomason of the home; two sons and daughter-in-law, Sammy and Kathy Thomason, Commerce, and Steven Thomason, Ila; six grandchildren, Jill Thomason Boyd, Wake Forest, N.C., Jacob, Clark, Samuel Jr., and Seth Thomason, all of Athens, and Laura Van Patten, Smyrna; one sister, Ethyl Keaton, Peachtree City.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Madison Chapel of Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, 963 Hwy 98 East, Danielsville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Erastus Christian Church with the Revs. Billy Glosson and Doris Thomason officiating. Burial will follow at the Ila Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Ila Cemetery Fund, PO Box 203, Ila, Georgia 30647.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

‘Jenny’ Beckham
Virginia Lou ‘Jenny’ Ray Beckham, 61, of Elberton died Sunday August 15, 2004.
Born in Elbert County, she was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Brooks and Juliette Eaves Ray and two brothers, Buck and Bobby Ray. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elberton and was a retired beautician.
Survivors include her husband, Calvin Beckham; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Jared Beckham and Bridgette Beckham, Elberton; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Lera Ray, Elberton; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Billy Wilbanks, Jefferson, Jane and Sam Crisco, Covington, Susie and Jerry Hall, Hartwell, and Pam Ray, Elberton; sister-n-law, Jennette Ray; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday August 17, 2004 at Elmhurst Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Fenlon officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Associating or a charity of ones choice.
Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

Leila Lay
Leila Curry Lay, 85, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004 in Athens.
She was born April 5, 1919 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late George and Rosa Lee Curry and was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dea. Herbert Lay, Sr.
Survivors include three sons, Herbert (Sandra) Lay, Jr., Decatur, James E. Lay and Wayne (Alberta) Lay, all of Athens; a daughter, Patricia Lay Sikes (Anthony), Fiskdale, Mass.; two grandchildren, raised in the home, David and Patrick Lay, and five other grandchildren, Anthony Elliott, Sharon Lay McCurry, Tracy Sikes, Laureka Lay, and Kristie Lay; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Lester, Atlanta, and Louise Johnson, Gwinnett County; one play sister, Mrs. Ruth Aker; two sisters-in-law, Lula (Lay) David and Hattie Curry; cousins, Bob and Julia Bently; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a caregiver, Mrs. Margaret Gillespie.
Funeral services were Saturday, August 14, 2004 at Summer Hill Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. Mark A. Weaver, Sr. officiating. Pallbearers were Dea. John Dowdy, Jr., Jerry Harris, Lonnie Harris, Ken Ivory, Dea. Eddie Lester, L.C. Martin.
Winfrey’s Mutual Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

Garrett Hill
Garrett David Hill, 38, of Hartwell, died Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Johnson was the son of Ruby Jean Johnson and Freeman Hill Sr. He was a member of the New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church, Hartwell, and was employed at Well Stone Textile Industries, Lavonia.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Johnson, Lavonia; sons, Garrett A. Johnson Jr. and Kelvonte S. Durrett, both of Lavonia; daughter Laquanda E. Johnson, Lavonia; mother, Ruby Jean Johnson, Hartwell; father, Freeman Hill Sr., Canon; brothers, Douglas S. Johnson, Hartwell, Freeman Hill Jr. and Rodney Hill both of Canon, Sylvester Hill, Commerce, Randy Hill, Toccoa; and sister, Michelle Combs, Martin.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 9, 2004 at Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Royston. Burial was in Pine View Memorial Garden Cemetery, Royston.
Mack’s Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

Geneva Cash
Geneva Moore Cash, 85, of Bogart, died Friday, August 13, 2004.
A native of Young Harris, Mrs. Cash was the daughter of the late Mark and Emma Hunter Moore. Her husband, Gordon Cash, preceded her in death, July 2, 2004. She retired from Sears as office manager and was a member of Statham Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Ruby Brown, Blairsville; two brothers, William Moore, Eatonton, and Vaughn Moore, Blairsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Sunday, August 15, 2004, in Bogart United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Albert Askew, Bill Ruff and Gordon Thornton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bogart United Methodist Church, 1201 Atlanta Hwy, Bogart, GA 30622.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

Patricia Wells
Mrs. Patricia Ann Burlew Wells, 63, of Commerce, died Thursday, August 12, 2004 after an extended illness.
She was born on November 14, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, a daughter to the late Richard and Frances Tulley Burlew. She was a retired bartender and a member of Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Lori Born, Jefferson; two sons, Kenny Wells, Nicholson, and Kevin Wells, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; one brother, Richard Burlew, Calif.; ten grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday, August 15, 2004 at the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

Betty Daly
Betty Jean Gau Daly, 71, died Friday, August 13, 2004 at the Scenic View Nursing Home.
She was born May 20, 1933 in Dubque County, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence C. and Geneva Herkes Gau, her husband, John F. Daly, Sr., and a daughter, Judi Ann Daly. She was a store manager at Onida.
Survivors include a son, John F. Daly Jr., Marietta; two daughters, Doric Andrews, Lawrenceville, and Lori Toney, Maysville; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 16, 2004 at the Chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

Mike Ward
Mike Ward, 55, of Clayton, formerly of Nicholson, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004.
He was born August 3, 1949 in Jackson County, the son of Annie Ruth Palmer Ward and the late Pat Ward, and was a former Boy Scout and former City Councilman, Nicholson. Mr. Ward is a Veteran of the United States Army having served in the Vietnam War, he was a graduate of Commerce High and attended the University of Georgia and was employed as a helicopter pilot.
Survivors in addition to his mother, are a companion, Judy Davenport, Clayton, one son, Michael Ward, Snellville; two daughters, Michlynn and Annie Beth Ward, both of Snellville; one granddaughter; one brother, Farold Ward, Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Myra Helton, Nicholson, and Marsha Dukes, Laurens, S.C.
Memorial services are to be held Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. from the River of Life Worship Center with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 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 were held Thursday, August 12, 2004., at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Verlin Reece, Eric Tyson, Brad Wilson and David Strickland officiating. Burial was in the Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were 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 Commerce News, August 18, 2004

Jannie Poole
Jannie Parson Poole, 85, of Gillsville, died Sunday, August 15, 2004 at her residence.
Mrs. Poole was born on May 20, 1919 in Banks County and was the daughter of the late Tom and Etta Nunn Parson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Poole, a grandson, Andy Poole, brothers, Lamertine Parson, Henry Parson, Tilden Parson, and Travis Parson, as well as sisters, Alice Taylor and Curtis Westmoreland.
Mrs. Poole was formerly employed by Carwood Manufacturing and was a member of the Silver Shoals Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Ralph Poole, Gillsville, Leroy Poole, Mt. Airy, and Billy Poole, Homer; two daughters, Annette Cape, Gillsville, and Charlotte Parks, Maysville; three sisters, Pauline Arflin, Belton S.C., Anthie Tatum, Homer, and Ellie Mac Herbert, Gillsville; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 17, 2004 from the Silver Shoals Baptist Church with Barry Cape and the Rev. Sam Parson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with the Rev. Robert Nix officiating at the graveside.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 18, 2004.

Jimmy Brookshire
Jimmy Brookshire, 55, of Monroe, died on August 4, 2004. He was born in Jackson County on March 17, 1949 to the late George Thomas and Margie Glenn Brookshire.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Brookshire, Monroe; sons, James Brookshire Jr., Decatur, Ala. and Chad Fambrough, Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and Phillip Blackburne, Commerce; daughters, Lynn Stowe, Decatur, Ala., Sabrina Fambrough, Lakeland, Fla.; brothers, Jerry Brookshire, Homer, Tony Brookshire, Nicholson, and Ray Brookshire, Commerce; grandchild, Kristen Fambrough.
Funeral services were held on Friday, August 6, 2004 at the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Carrell officiating. Burial was at Hill Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Fuller, Tracy Potts, Kyle Woods, Gary Logsdon, Monty Fuller, and Richard Baldwin.
Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 18, 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 were held Thursday, August 12, 2004 at Lord and Stephens Chapel, EAST. Burial was 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 Commerce News, August 18, 2004.

Minnie Slater
Minnie Mae Slater, 92, of Commerce, died Wednesday, August 11,2004 at her home of an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mattie Wadell Slater and was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Slater and five children, Cleo, James, Mary and Martha, and Genny Faye Martin. Survivors include three sons, Clifford, Willie and Johnny Slater, all of Commerce; four daughters, Minnie Lou Carroll, Gertrude McDaniel, Dorothy Kitchens, and Barbara McEver, all of Commerce; one brother, Joe Gee, Atlanta; one sister Myrte Brewer, Jefferson; 32 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 13, 2004 from the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Donald Wilson, Walt Swain, Bo Whisnant and John Webber officiating. Burial was in Berea Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 18, 2004

Leila Lay
Leila Curry Lay, 85, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004 in Athens.
She was born April 5, 1919 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late George and Rosa Lee Curry and was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dea. Herbert Lay, Sr.
Survivors include three sons, Herbert (Sandra) Lay, Jr., Decatur, James E. Lay and Wayne (Alberta) Lay, all of Athens; a daughter, Patricia Lay Sikes (Anthony), Fiskdale, Mass.; two grandchildren, raised in the home, David and Patrick Lay, and five other grandchildren, Anthony Elliott, Sharon Lay McCurry, Tracy Sikes, Laureka Lay, and Kristie Lay; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Lester, Atlanta, and Louise Johnson, Gwinnett County; one play sister, Mrs. Ruth Aker; two sisters-in-law, Lula (Lay) David and Hattie Curry; cousins, Bob and Julia Bently; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a caregiver, Mrs. Margaret Gillespie.
Funeral services were Saturday, August 14, 2004 at Summer Hill Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. Mark A. Weaver, Sr. officiating. Pallbearers were Dea. John Dowdy, Jr., Jerry Harris, Lonnie Harris, Ken Ivory, Dea. Eddie Lester, L.C. Martin.
Winfrey’s Mutual Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 18, 2004.


Jimmy Brookshire
Jimmy Brookshire, 55, of Monroe, died on August 4, 2004. He was born in Jackson County on March 17, 1949 to the late George Thomas and Margie Glenn Brookshire.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Brookshire, Monroe; sons, James Brookshire Jr., Decatur, Ala. and Chad Fambrough, Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and Phillip Blackburne, Commerce; daughters, Lynn Stowe, Decatur, Ala., Sabrina Fambrough, Lakeland, Fla.; brothers, Jerry Brookshire, Homer, Tony Brookshire, Nicholson, and Ray Brookshire, Commerce; grandchild, Kristen Fambrough.
Funeral services were held on Friday, August 6, 2004 at the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Carrell officiating. Burial was at Hill Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Fuller, Tracy Potts, Kyle Woods, Gary Logsdon, Monty Fuller, and Richard Baldwin.
Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

Boke Jackson
Carlos (Boke) Jackson, 89, of Commerce, died Friday, August 13, 2004 at the Athens Regional Medical Center.
He was born September 20, 1914 in Jackson County and was preceded in death by his parents, Claude E. and Willie Viloa (Sailors) Jackson and by his wife, Dollie Bagwell Jackson. He was retired from the United States Post Office, served in WWII in Germany, a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, where he was a Prisoner of War. Mr. Jackson was a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Survivors include a special friend, Hazel Benton, Commerce; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held August 15, 2004 from the Chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Christian Church Cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

Michael Whitlock
Michael Guy Whitlock, 28, of Commerce, died Saturday, August 14, 2004 at his residence of a brief illness.
Survivors include his parents, Jack L. and Mary R. Whitlock, Commerce; one brother, Jack L. Whitlock Jr., Commerce; and two nieces.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 18, 2004 from the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Hardy and Charles Elrod officiating. Burial was in the Jackson Memorial Park.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.
Jannie Poole
Jannie Parson Poole, 85, of Gillsville, died Sunday, August 15, 2004 at her residence.
Mrs. Poole was born on May 20, 1919 in Banks County and was the daughter of the late Tom and Etta Nunn Parson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Poole, a grandson, Andy Poole, brothers, Lamertine Parson, Henry Parson, Tilden Parson, and Travis Parson, as well as sisters, Alice Taylor and Curtis Westmoreland.
Mrs. Poole was formerly employed by Carwood Manufacturing and was a member of the Silver Shoals Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Ralph Poole, Gillsville, Leroy Poole, Mt. Airy, and Billy Poole, Homer; two daughters, Annette Cape, Gillsville, and Charlotte Parks, Maysville; three sisters, Pauline Arflin, Belton S.C., Anthie Tatum, Homer, and Ellie Mac Herbert, Gillsville; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 17, 2004 from the Silver Shoals Baptist Church with Barry Cape and the Rev. Sam Parson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with the Rev. Robert Nix officiating at the graveside.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

Joyce Love
Mrs. Joyce S. Love, 74, of Commerce, died Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at the Athens Regional Hospital.
She was a homemaker and was the daughter of the late C.L. and Ruth E. Murphy Sweet. Mrs. Love was preceded in death by a son, Michael Love.
Survivors include her husband, James Robert Love; children, James L. Love, Tucker, Ralph D. Love, Chickasha, Okla., and Linda G. Clark, Marietta; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, R.L. Sweet, Orange Park, Fla.; and a sister, Della R. Peightal, St. Augustine, Fla.
There are no funeral services planned. The family wishes to omit flowers and donations may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Mrs. Love.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.

Marvin Mauldin
Marvin E. Mauldin, 67, of Savannah died Saturday, August 14, 2004 at Hospice Savannah after a courageous two and one half year battle with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde E. Mauldin and Sarah Rebecca Hunnicutt Mauldin Proctor.
Mr. Mauldin was born in Gainesville and grew up in Jefferson, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1955. He was a veteran of the United States Army with 11 years of service and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant with Company A, 726th Tank Battalion. Mr. Mauldin retired in 2000 after 35 years of service with Western Electric, AT&T and Lucent Tech. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Coastal Scottish Heritage Society where he was on the Savannah Scottish Games Committee, Clan Donald USA where he held the Computer Chair of the Genealogy Committee, Scottish American Military Society (Hugh McKay Post #7), CWA Union, the Savannah Woodchoppers Club and George K. Ganem American Legion Post # 184, Thunderbolt.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Betty Mauldin, Savannah; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon D. and Michael Gunter and Teresa Diane and Jimmy Craft; granddaughters, Lindsey, Rebecca, and Shannon Dru Gunter, Kimberly Craft; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and June Mauldin, Harold and Martha Mauldin; aunt Martha Pearson; uncle Hugh Hunnicutt; three step sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Elaine Massey, Chris Massey and Michael Massey; one step daughter and son-in-law, Dawn M. and Donald Borte; 14 additional grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 17, 2004 in the Chapel of the Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home, Savannah. Burial was in the US National Cemetery, Beaufort, S.C.
Remembrances: Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.
Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home, Savannah, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 18, 2004.


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