Jackson County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 15, 2004

Jane Klinkhammer
Jane W. Klinkhammer, 81, of Dyersburg, Tenn., died Monday, September 6, 2004, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.
She was retired from Hecketborn Manufacturing Company, Dyersburg, and Arthur Fulmer Industry, Memphis, Tenn., and was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, active in Red Cross, Dyer County Literacy Program, and Quality Circles in Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. Klinkhammer was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Albert Klinkhammer, her parents, William Donald and Violet Marie Marlow Williamson.
Survivors include one son, Brian Foster Klinkhammer, Dyersburg, Tenn.; two daughters, Kim K. McDonald, Memphis, Tenn, and Marie Davis, Troy, Tenn.; one brother, Billy Williamson, Commerce,; six grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and three nephews, Paul Williamson, Homer, Richard Williamson, Commerce, and Timothy Williamson, Fla.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 9, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jack Rogers officiating.
Graveside services will be held in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, Saturday, October 2, at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to McIvers Grant Public Library, 204 Mill Avenue North, Dyersburg, TN 38024.
J.W. Curry and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 15, 2004.

‘Boss’ Manley
Edwin Harold “Boss” Manley, 73, of Carnesville, died Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at the Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Born October 30, 1930, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late W.C. and Mozelle Harris Manley, he was a veteran having served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a retired supervisor from General Motors at Lakewood. Mr. Manley was a member of the Middle River Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bennie and W.A. Manley.
Survivors include three sons, Mike and Mark Manley, both of Atlanta, and Stanley Manley, Commerce; one daughter, August Manley, Carnesville; three grandchildren; one brother, Gene Manley, Royston; and one sister and brother-in-law, Rob and Evelyn Manley Brown, Carnesville.
Funeral services were Thursday, September 9, at the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home with the Rev. Todd West officiating. Burial was in the Middle River Baptist Church.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 15, 2004.

Donald Edwards
Donald L. Edwards, 60, of Hoschton, died Sunday, September 12, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born in Barrow County, he was the son of the late Leon and Frances Martin Edwards and had lived in Hoschton since 1971. Mr. Edwards was a longtime City of Winder employee, having served as Superintendent and Project Manager for the Street Department. He was of the Baptist denomination and was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Edwards.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Edwards, Hoschton; sons and daughter-in-law, Tim and Ginger Edwards, Braselton, Gerry Nix, Winder, and Donald L. “Tinker” Edwards, Hoschton; daughter, Missy Young, Hoschton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edna and Gus Wynn, Jackson, Sue and Harry Thurmond, Snellville, Shirley Edwards, Commerce, and Denise and Robert Whitlock, Homer; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 15, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder with the Rev. Larry Youngblood officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 15, 2004.

Laurie Anthony
Laurie Ann Anthony, 36, of Royston, died Friday, September 10, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Clarke County on July 11, 1968, the daughter of Rev. Bobby and Jerry Maddox Anthony. She was a Special Education teacher at the Royston Elementary School and was a member of the Royston First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the hand bell choir. Miss Anthony was a member of PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) and was President of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Matt Anthony, Nicholson; sister, Lisa Simmering, Conyers; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 12, at the Royston First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Brian Clark, Danny Barton, John Simmons, and Griff Carithers officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston. Pallbearers were John Guyer, Bobby Archer, Gene Pearson, Matt Anthony, Roger Thomas, and Jeffery Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were the teachers and staff of Royston Elementary School.
Memorials may be made to the Royston First United Methodist Church Music Ministry, 137 Franklin Springs Street, Royston, Ga. 30662, or to the Center United Methodist Church, c/o Alelia Baird, 426 Old Commerce Road, Athens, GA 30607.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 15, 2004.
Marvin Westbrook
Marvin R. Westbrook, 55, of Ila, died Saturday, September 11, 2004, at Emmanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro.
He was born in Clarke County on October 21, 1948, and was the son of the late Loyd and Ruth Shankle Westbrook. He was a Methodist.
Survivors include a brother, Lloyd Westbrook, Commerce.
Private funeral services were held.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 15, 2004.

Mattie Lou Farmer
Mattie Lou Pittman Farmer, 94, of Athens, died Wednesday, September 8, 2004.
She was a daughter of the late William Oscar and Eva Barber Pittman and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Mrs. Farmer was retired from Dairy Pak. She was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Farmer.
Survivors include a brother, Ed Pittman, Fla.; a sister, Florence Johnston, Athens; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside services were held Saturday, September 11, at New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Howard Garrison and Kenneth Dillard officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to New Harmony Baptist Church, 8816 Hwy. 334, Nicholson, Ga. 30305.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 15, 2004.

Wortie Brewer
Wortie Lee Brewer, 85, of Nicholson, died Thursday, September 9, 2004, at the BJC Nursing Home of an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late Milo and Sara Scales Loudermilk. Mrs. Brewer was a long time-member of Harmony Baptist Church, and she was preceded in death by her husband, William Ralph Brewer, Sr.
Survivors include a son, William Brewer, Nicholson; a daughter, Sandra Andrews, Nicholson; three grandchildren, Lynn Andrews Hughes, Melissa Brewer Martin, and Amanda Kay Brock; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Hughes.
Graveside services were held Saturday, September 11, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Howard Garrison officiating.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 15, 2004.

Doris Courtenay
Doris Irene Courtenay, 78, of Homer, died Thursday, September 9, 2004, at BJC Medical Center.
She was born September 10, 1925, in Jefferson County, N.Y. and was a retired nurses aid. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick Roberts and Eva Farmer King, and her husband, Donald Courtenay.
Survivors include her children, Donna Grabowski, Worchester, N.Y., JoAnn Long, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Marie Edenfield, Homer, Charles Courtenay, Asheville, N.C., Karen Anderson, Burlington, N.C., and James Courtenay, West Palm Beach, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Saturday, September 11, at Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 15, 2004.

Bobby Hancock
Bobby Hancock, 71, of Jefferson, died Saturday, September 11, 2004, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, while attending a military re-union.
He was born in Banks County, the son of the late Burrell Austell and Gladys Thomas Hancock. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church where he had formerly served as a Deacon, was the owner of Bobby Hancock Trucking since 1978, and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Stevens Hancock, Jefferson; a daughter, Margie Sagon, Jefferson; sister, Betty Ingram, Southern Pines, N.C.; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 15, at Faith Baptist Church in Jefferson with Dr. Gerald Mitton, the Revs. Alan Saunders and Keith Cudd officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce. Pallbearers were Walker Campbell, Roy Martin, Chuck Cook, David Rush, Keith Wilburn, and Bob Beeco.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 427, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 15, 2004.

Dennis Duncanson
Dennis John Duncanson, 57, of Carnesville, died Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at the Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
He was born January 19, 1947, in Winona, Minn. Mr. Duncanson served in the United States Marine Corps and was a decorated Vietnam veteran. Before his disability he owned and operated a pest control service. He was a member of the Hebron Masonic Lodge 564, was an avid hunter and fisherman, had coached Little League football and baseball, and had served as a Boy Scout leader. He was a member of the Franklin County Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Kundrat Duncanson, a brother, Tommy Duncanson, and a grandson, Justin Shawn Duncanson.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Anne Mormon Duncanson; mother, Marguerite Stow, Sapulpa, Okla.; three sons, Dennis Shawn Duncanson, Atlanta, Stephen Robert Duncanson, Douglasville, and Casey John Duncanson, Lavonia; two daughters, Jodi Anne Roney, Cleveland, and Emily Anne Duncanson, of the home; two step-sons, Jason Lee Crowe, Oxford, and Shawn Crowe, Monroe; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Duncanson, Soldotna, Alaska, and Rick Duncanson, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; father-in-law, Ruben John Morman, Monroe; half-sister, Donna Lee Duncanson, Calif.; and step-sister, Lynn Grant, Calif.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 12, at the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of the Ginn Funeral Home with Erik Griswold, Dr. Tommy Childress, and Roy Neal officiating. Burial was in the Franklin Memorial Gardens.
The Jackson Herald, September 15, 2004.

Russell Epps
Russell Greg Epps, 32, of Comer, died Monday, September 13, 2004.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of Allan and Ann Epps of Athens and was employed with Carrier Transicold.
Survivors include his wife, Stacy Epps; children, Robin Leigh Epps, Cathy Ann Epps, and Courtney Dale Epps; and a sister, Sandy Michelle Epps.
Funeral services will be Thursday, September 16, at 1 p.m. at Lord and Stephens Chapel, East, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, September 15, from 6 until 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for the Epps Family at People’s Bank, 1995 Atlanta Highway, SE, Statham, Georgia 30666.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 15, 2004.

Cinderella Rucker
Cinderella Martin Rucker, 68, of Commerce, died Monday, September 6, 2004, at the Banks Jackson Commerce Medical Center, Commerce.
She was the daughter of the late Ell and Norene Bryson Martin, Commerce, and was preceded in death by her husband, Cornolia Rucker, and a son, Fredrick Martin.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Cornolia Ellis and Sabrina Rucker, Winder; three daughters and son-in-law, Lisa Rucker, Commerce, Louise Johnson, Toccoa, and Teresa and Joey Tate, Banks County; one brother, Dan Martin, Commerce; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ollie L. Porter, Commerce, Roberta and George Adams, Detroit, Mich.; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Friday, September 10, at Mt. Pleasant CME Church.
Mason Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 15, 2004.

Mary Frances Ross
Mary Frances Logan Ross, 76, of Athens, died Monday, September 13, 2004, after a sudden illness.
She was born June 19, 1928, in Jackson County, and was a daughter of the late Edgar and Jessie Kidd Logan. Mrs. Ross was a homemaker and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Grant Ross, a daughter, Barbara Hughes, and a son, Charles Ross.
Survivors include one son, William Terry Ross, Nicholson; three daughters, Lisa Ross, Athens, Doris Ivie, Nicholson, and Margaret Stringer, Athens; one sister, Clara Mae Bellamy, Jefferson; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 15, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bill Carpenter and Shane Moore officiating. Burial was in Attica Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roger Dills, Chad Daniel, Brandon Kidd, Bryson Ivie, Jake Stringer, and Dustin Kidd.
Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Suite A, Bogart, GA 30622.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 15, 2004.

Marvin Westbrook
Marvin R. Westbrook, 55, of Ila, died Saturday, September 11, 2004, at Emmanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro.
He was born in Clark County October 21, 1948, and was the son of the late Loyd and Ruth Shankle Westbrook. He was a Methodist.
Survivors include a brother, Lloyd Westbrook, Commerce.
Private funeral services were held.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 15, 2004.

Laurie Anthony
Laurie Ann Anthony, 36, of Royston, died Friday, September 10, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Clarke County July 11, 1968, the daughter of Rev. Bobby and Jerry Maddox Anthony. She was a Special Education teacher at the Royston Elementary School and was a member of the Royston First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the hand bell choir. Miss Anthony was a member of PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) and was President of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Matt Anthony, Nicholson; sister, Lisa Simmering, Conyers; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 12, at the Royston First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Brian Clark, Danny Barton, John Simmons, and Griff Carithers officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston. Pallbearers were John Guyer, Bobby Archer, Gene Pearson, Matt Anthony, Roger Thomas, and Jeffery Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were the teachers and staff of Royston Elementary School.
Memorials may be made to the Royston First United Methodist Church Music Ministry, 137 Franklin Springs Street, Royston, GA 30662, or to the Center United Methodist Church, c/o Alelia Baird, 426 Old Commerce Road, Athens, GA 30607.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 15, 2004.

Mattie Lou Farmer
Mattie Lou Pittman Farmer, 94, of Athens, died Wednesday, September 8, 2004.
She was a daughter of the late William Oscar and Eva Barber Pittman and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Mrs. Farmer was retired from Dairy Pak. She was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Farmer.
Survivors include a brother, Ed Pittman, Fla.; a sister, Florence Johnston, Athens; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside services were held Saturday, September 11, at New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Howard Garrison and Kenneth Dillard officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to New Harmony Baptist Church, 8816 Hwy. 334, Nicholson, Ga. 30305.
Bridges Funeral home, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 15, 2004.

Wortie Brewer
Wortie Lee Brewer, 85, of Nicholson, died Thursday, September 9, 2004, at the BJC Nursing home of an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late Milo and Sara Scales Loudermilk. Mrs. Brewer was a long time member of the Harmony Baptist Church, and she was preceded in death by her husband, William Ralph Brewer, Sr.
Survivors include a son, William Brewer, Nicholson; a daughter, Sandra Andrews, Nicholson; three grandchildren, Lynn Andrews Hughes, Melissa Brewer Martin, and Amanda Kay Brock; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Hughes.
Graveside services were held Saturday, September 11, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Howard Garrison officiating.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 15, 2004.

Bobby Hancock
Bobby Hancock, 71, of Jefferson, died Saturday, September 11, 2004, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, while attending a Military Reunion.
He was born in Banks County, the son of the late Burrell Austell and Gladys Thomas Hancock. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church where he had formerly served as a Deacon, was the owner of Bobby Hancock Trucking since 1978, and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Stevens Hancock, Jefferson; a daughter, Marie Sagon, Jefferson; sister, Betty Ingram, Southern Pines, N.C.; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 15, at Faith Baptist Church in Jefferson with Dr. Gerald Mitton, the Revs. Alan Saunders and Keith Cudd officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Pallbearers were Walker Campbell, Roy Martin, Chuck Cook, David Rush, Keith Wilburn, and Bob Beeco.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 427, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 15, 2004.

Jimmy Page
Jimmy Ray Page, 73, of Winder, died Wednesday, September 8, 2004.
Born in Barrow County, he was a member and deacon of Bethlehem First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Callie Thomas Page.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Morrow Page, Winder; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Johnny Harrison, Bogart; grandchildren, Lauren and Sarah Harrison; a sister, Bobbie Jennings, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, at Smith Memory Chapel with the Revs. Billy Ray Banks, Mike Peavy, and Bill Turner officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 15, 2004.

Ila Wade
Ila Irene Wade, 86, of Alto, died Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
She was born in Banks County on June 7, 1918, and was a daughter of the late Giles Hathcoch and Lillie Wade Shubert. Mrs. Wade was a homemaker and was the oldest member of Alto Congregational Holiness Church where she joined in 1933. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Wade, and a daughter, Marilyn Wade.
Survivors include six daughters, Wynelle Mutchler, Des Moines, Iowa, Loretta Savage, Charlotte Kimbrell, Carolyn Gulley, Retha Ledbetter and Linda Barrett, all of Alto; three sons, Marlin Wade, Dennis Wade and Donald Wade, all of Alto; 19 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 9, at the Alto Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Leon Brown and Tim Beasley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Revs. Scott Ledbetter and Sanford Kimbrell officiating at the graveside.
The family will receive friends at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 8.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Heralds, September 15, 2004.



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