Jackson County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2004

‘Bud’ London
Abner “Bud” London, 70, of Commerce, died Tuesday, September 28, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in White County, he lived the past 16 years in Commerce. Mr. London worked for many years at Georgia Chair Company and with the Chattahoochee Furniture Company, attended Lighthouse Church in Maysville, and was a member of the Crying in the Wilderness Church in Commerce. He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Abner London.
Survivors include his wife, Angie London, Commerce; daughters, Angie Reeves, Danielsville, and Linda London, Commerce; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence London and Jerry Edward London, both of Gainesville; five sisters, Mary Pauline Morrison, Reba Gibbs, Vera Armour, all of Gainesville, Sallie Smith, Box Springs, Thelma Green, Phoenix City, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 30, at 3 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Baptist Church in Cleveland, with the Revs. Ray Banks and Winfred Bingram officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Gainesville from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, September 29.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of the arrangements,.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Homer Fleming
Homer C. Flem-ing, 91, of Athens, died Monday, September 27, 2004.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Lydia Fleming. He was a retired superintendent of mail from the United States Postal Service and was a longtime real estate developer. Mr. Fleming served on the ASCA committee, Clarke County School Board, and Clarke County Farm Bureau. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in World War II and was a charter member of Green Acres Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred B. Fleming; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clavin B. and Linda J. Fleming and Frank N. and Emily W. Fleming, all of Athens; brother, Harold Fleming, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; sister-in-law, Georgia Fleming, Athens; and three grandchildren, Anna, Nelson, and Jennifer.
Funeral services were Wednesday, September 29, at Green Acres Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Leaptrot, Fred Rowell, and Tim Vaughn officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Senior Adult Mens Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be made to Green Acres Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lord and Stephens, EAST, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Robert Banion
Robert Duane Banion, 73, of Jefferson, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at the Medical Center of Middle Georgia in Macon.
Born January 20, 1931, in Davenport, Iowa, he was the son of the late Edwin and Beth Bosomworth Banion. He was a veteran having retired from the United States Army with 20 years service. Mr. Banion was also retired from Atlanta Gas Light Company with 20 years service as a corrosion technician. He was a Christian and was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Johnnette White Banion, and by two brothers. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Angela Justice, and a great-grandson, James Justice.
A private committal service will be held Saturday, October 2, 2004, at the Mt. Olive Church of God Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 30.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell is in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Edna Gilbert
Edna H. Gilbert, 90, of Pendergrass, died Wednesday, September 22, 2004.
She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Quillian Shockley and Fannie Mae White Gilbert. Miss Gilbert attended Young Harris College, Piedmont College, and the University of Georgia. She began her teaching career in 1937 in Talmo, and also taught in three other Georgia towns, Chickamauga, Dalton, and Gainesville, and in Davenport, Fla. She retired in 1978 after a career of 41 years in the classroom. Her last 22 years of teaching were at Enota Elementary in Gainesville. Miss Gilbert was a member of Alpha Kappa professional sorority, an active member in the Pendergrass Methodist Church and the Jackson County Historical Society.
Survivors include two nephews, Charles S. Gilbert, Marietta, and Robert H. Gilbert, Jr., New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; three nieces, Mary G. Bates, Pendergrass, Ramona G. Worley, Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., and Alice G. Gilbert, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; five great nieces and nephews; and six great-great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the Pendergrass Church with the Rev. Scott Hearn officiating. Burial was in the Pendergrass Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pendergrass Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 146, Pendergrass, Georgia 30567, or to Vista Care Hospice Foundation, 767 Oglethorpe Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30606.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Mary Ann Silvey
Mary Ann Silvey, 74, of Commerce, died Friday, September 25, 2004, at the BJC Nursing Home of an extended illness.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Allen Silvey.
Survivors include a daughter, Rose M. Silvey, Commerce; two sons, Rodney Wayne Silvey and Mark Stephen Silvey, both of Oakland, Calif.; one sister, Phyllis Stonesiller, Akron, Ohio; and grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Munoz, Regina L. Englin, Laura Silvey, David Silvey, Jr., and April Silvey; and 10 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held in Oakland, Calif., at a later date.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

‘Pee Wee’ Murray
James B. “Pee Wee” Murray, 70, of Commerce, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, of injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was the son of the late Arlue and Effie Hart Murray, was a veteran of the Korean War, and was a retired contractor.
Survivors include his wife, Belle C. Murray of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Brent Williams, and Jan and Edward Dorsey, all of Commerce; brothers, Sam Murray, Danielsville; six sisters, Florene Alexander, Reba Richardson, Dellie Cowart, and Inez Parr, all of Commerce, Betty Sue Hart, Royston, and Barbara Evans, Danielsville; three grandchildren, Heather Pearce and Will and Megan Dorsey.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Doug Duncan, Bradley Duncan, and Jeff Pearce officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Nellie Stewart
Nellie Louise Stewart, 76, of Jefferson, died Thursday, September 23, 2004.
She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Luther Whitehead. She was retired from Jefferson Mills and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Olin Stewart.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Tallon, Jefferson; two sons, Luther Leroy (Gene) Stewart, Savannah, and Larry Stewart, Jefferson; two brothers, Calvin Whitehead, Anderson, S.C., and Randy Whitehead, Dahlonega; one sister, Jeanette Townsley, Atlanta; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Swayne Cochran and Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Mary Lou Savage
Mary Lou Savage, 77, of Alto, died Saturday, Sept-ember 25, 2004, at the Hill Haven Nursing Home in Commerce of an extended illness.
Survivors include four sons, David Savage, Homer, W.T. Savage, Cleveland, Gary Savage, Madison, and Larry Savage, Crawford; one daughter, Janice Wransley, Alto; one brother, Junior Morris, Commerce; three sisters, Eulene King, Commerce, Kitty Roberts, Gainesville, and Ruby Buff, Cherryville, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granchild.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Beasley officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004

Kenneth Carlan
Kenneth Herman Carlan, 35, of Homer, died Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at his residence of a sudden illness.
He was a native of Commerce, and was a heavy machine operator and long distance truck driver. Mr. Carlan was preceded in death by his father, Fred Carlan, and a brother, Dale Carlan.
Survivors include his mother, Genell Vaughn Carlan, Homer; daughter, Kristen Ann Carlan, Carnesville; two brothers, Mike Carlan, Homer, and Freddie Carlan, Gillsville; and sister, Marie Carlan, Homer.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Dwayne Eller and Tommy Childers officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

‘Flonnie’ Williams
Flonna Mae “Flonnie” Williams, 56, of Jefferson, died Thursday, September 16, 2004, at her residence of a sudden illness.
Born in White County, she was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Katie Mae Welch-Palmer.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Mike and Shirley Palmer, and Dewayne Palmer, all of Jefferson; brothers, Irvin Palmer and Ray Palmer, both of Braselton, Kenneth Palmer, Jefferson, Leon Palmer and J.W. Palmer, both of Cleveland, and Fred Palmer, Augusta; sisters, Kay Hardy, Winder, Frankie Porter, Gainesville, Vernice Ramey, Braselton, and Debbie Gearin, Gibson; six granddaughters, Crystal and Katie Palmer, Christina McDaniel, Megan, Michelle and Diana Palmer.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Braselton with the Revs. Truman Humphries, Clinton Gooch, and Doug Palmer. Burial was in the Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Hoschton. Pallbearers were Chris Gearin, Clifford Gearin, C.W. Gearin, Daniel Gearin, Buddy Palmer, and Butch Palmer.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Lewis Grizzle Sr.
Lewis H. Grizzle Sr., 88, of Statham, died Friday, Sep-tember 24, 2004.
Born in Jackson County in 1916, he was the son of the late Ottis Roscoe and Catherine Cornelia Wages Grizzle. He returned to Statham in 1998 after having lived in Albany for many years and was a retired salesman for the Continental Moss Gordon Company. Mr. Grizzle was a veteran of the United States Army in World War II, where he received the Purple Heart, distinguished service medal, and seven Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Statham American Legion, Elks Club, VFW, and the Republican Party. He was preceded in death by children, Lewis Howard Grizzle Jr., and Patrick H. Grizzle, a grandson, Cody Dutton, brother, Samuel Quilla Grizzle, and a sister, Louise Morgan.
Survivors include his wife, Betty McClain Grizzle, Statham; three daughters, Judy Hardin, Atlanta, Janice Dutton, Statham, and Joy Kitchen, McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Howard Grizzle, Beth Martin Landress, Katie Hardin, Kari Hardin, Kelly Hardin, Travis Dutton, and Patrick Kitchen; great-grandson, Ben Landress; and two sisters, Frances Thornton, Statham, and Betty Perkins, Hull.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Healan officiating. Burial was in the Statham Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Marvolene Hudson
Marvolene B. Hudson, 74, of Jefferson, died Thursday, September 23, 2004.
She was born August 14, 1930, a daughter to the late Ed Grooms and Onia Purcell Grooms Acord and was retired from Pontiac Motors in Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Hudson was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hudson, and a son, Perry Acord.
Survivors include a daughter, Calista Samples, Jefferson; sons, Verlon Acord, Muskegon, Mich., Owen Acord, Standish, Mich, and Scott Hudson, Jefferson; brothers, Elman Grooms and M.L. Grooms, both of Litchfield, Ark.; step-children, Mike Hudson, Oakwood, Linda Hudson, North Carolina, Gary Hudson and Sue Hines, both of Michigan; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a special cousin and dear friend, Dwayne Greenway.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Jesse Mealor and Roger Hardy officiating. Burial was in the Sunrise Cemetery in Maysville.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Judy Whitlock
Judy Ferguson Whitlock, 77, of Gillsville, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was the daughter of the late Vance and Effie Smith Ferguson. Mrs. Whitlock was a homemaker and attended Hickory Flat United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband William Thurston Whitlock, a son, Greg Whitlock, daughter, Mary Ann Whitlock, brothers Robert and Hampton Ferguson, and two grandchildren.
Survivors include sons, Billy Whitlock and Danny Whitlock, both of Gillsville; daughters, Barbara Harbert, Cornelia, Carolyn Whitlock, Gillsville, Kathy Carlan, Canton, and Donna Stallings, Newnan; brother, Lester Ferguson, Cornelia; sister, Alice Perdue, Pendergrass, eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, in the chapel of the McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Greg McCoy and the Revs. Charles and Pennie Eddy, and Jerry Cameron officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Marvin Williams
Marvin Ray Williams, 51, of Cornelia, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Born in Habersham County, he was the son of the late Mary Frances White Williams. Mr. Williams was a manager of the Sierra Vista Apartments in Habersham, a member of Hillside Baptist Church, and enjoyed playing pool and collecting antiques, according to family members.
Survivors include his father, Charles “Shorty” Williams, Cornelia; daughters, Tiffany Jenkins, Cornelia, and Amy Bryant, Alto; brothers, Stanley Williams, Demorest, and James and Bobby Williams, both of Cornelia; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Revs. Luther Williams and Billy Harris officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Rodney Beatenbough
Rodney Eugene Beatenbough, 60, of Danielsville, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at his home.
Born in Franklin County, he was the son of Mrs. Azalee Bennett Beatenbough, Royston, and the late Ides (Dub) Beatenbough. He was a maintenance worker at Overhead Door, a member of the Price Chapel Church of God, and a veteran of the United States National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Outz Beatenbough, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Marie and Stoney Thomas, Lavonia; grandson, Harley Daniel Thomas; step-children and spouses, Veronica and Kenneth Chandler, Comer, Rodney and Cindy Kennedy, Canon, Angie and Roger Martin, Anderson, S.C.; brothers, Stewart Beatenbough, Royston, and David Beatenbough, Bowman; sister, Ann Farmer, Watkinsville; step-grandchildren, Brooke Pilkington, Joshua Chandler, Ashley Kennedy, April Kennedy, Chad Kennedy, Justin Bridges, Ryan Bridges, and Tyler Martin.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Johnny Stowe and Kenneth Chandler officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Anna Simmons
Anna Garner Simmons, 57, of Canon, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at her home.
She was born in Franklin County, August 30, 1947, the daughter of Mrs. Helen McClain Garner of Canon, and the late Charlie Garner. Mrs. Simmons was retired from Johnson & Johnson.
Survivors include fiance’, Edd Berkoben, Cordele; brothers, Ray Garner, Dewy Rose, Ricky Garner, Royston, and David Garner and Dale Garner, both of Canon; sisters, Myrtle Mealor, Royston, Brenda Scarborough, Carnesville, and Beverly Bennett, Canon; special aunts, Willie Mae Shelton, Canon, and Edna Scott, Hartwell; 11 nieces and nephews; and 11 great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Tim Adams and Bob Guellick officiating. Burial was in Bowers Memorial Gardens, Canon.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.


Brenda Joyce Bagley
Brenda Joyce Swafford Bagley, 53, of Commerce, died Sunday, August 29, 2004. She was a homemaker and a member of White Plains Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Survivors include her husband, Donnie Bagley, Commerce; children, Greg and Martha Bagley, Jefferson, Mark Bagley, Tracey and Kevin Head, all of Commerce; mother, Bertha Swafford, Commerce; brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Sandra Swafford, Jefferson; grandchildren, Amber Bagley, Justin Bagley, and Tiffany Bagley, all of Jefferson, Troy head, Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Friday, September 24, at White Plains Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Memorials may be made to any Regions Bank to the Brenda Bagley Memorial Fund.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

‘Mike’ Craddock, Sr.
Robert “Mike” Fleming Craddock, Sr., 69, of Arnoldsville, died Saturday, September 18, 2004, after an 18 month battle with cancer.
He was born in Hanover County, Virginia, January 15, 1935, and was a veteran having retired from service as a Navy Hospital Corpman. He joined the Navy in 1952, and on October 3, 1956, he married his sweetheart, Norma Snow of Leaksville, N.C. Pop did the usual Navy tours and stateside duty, but as a combat medic, he saw hazardous duty in both the Korean and Vietnamese Wars, including the Battle of Chu-Lai from October 1965 through February 1966. His flight orders assigned him to Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing FMFPAC and flight records indicate a heroic level of dedication to country. He was stationed in Athens and the family stayed in the area through his last duty station at Dobbins Air Force Base, Marietta. Pop retired in 1972. He worked at the Athens Regional Medical Center for most of the time in the mental health unit. In 1985, he received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia and continued to work at the hospital until retiring again in January 2000, according to family members.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert, Jr. and Dameron Craddock.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Norma Snow Craddock; four children, Robert Fleming Craddock Jr., Narvon, Pa., Eddie and Kathy Craddock, Commerce, Mark and Anne Craddock, Decatur, and Catherine and Paul Cassidy, Pompano Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Catie Beth Martin and Emily Craddock, Narvon, Pa., Alexandra and Madeline Craddock, both of Decatur; one great-grandchild, Mekayla Martin, Narvon, Pa.; brother, Kenneth Hill, Ruffin, N.C.; sister, Iris Hill, Danville, Va.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 22, at Central Presbyterian Church, Athens, followed by a graveside service at Arnoldsville City Cemetery.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

Mary Berryman
Mary Patti Berryman, 57, of Commerce, died Monday, September 20, 2004.
A native of Elbert County, she was the daughter of Robert and Charlotte Martin Blalckmon and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, William Berryman, Commerce; daughter, Lori Dean, Elberton; brother, Robert A. Blackmon, Elberton; and two grandchildren, Bobby and William Dean, Elberton.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

Hazel Crowe
Hazel Medlin Crowe, 86, of Loganville, died Friday, September 24, 2004, in Walton County.
She was born in Jefferson February 3, 1918, a daughter of the late Richard Salter and Rosa Bentley Medlin. Mrs. Crowe was a well loved waitress for over 23 years at the Camila Gardens Restaurant, according to her friends, a member of the order of the Eastern Star, and a longtime member of the Loganville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Livingstone Crowe.
Survivors include brothers, Richard S. Medlin, Decatur, and James B. Medlin, Cumming; four nephews; one niece; and several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, at the graveside in the Woodbine Cemetery in Jefferson with Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Loganville Baptist Church, 132 Church Street, Loganville, GA 30052.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

Daniel Beasley
Daniel Webster Beasley, 65, of Franklin, N.C., died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
He was the son of the late George Edward and Lexie Maney Beasley. Mr. Beasley was a construction and heavy equipment operator, and a member of First Christian Church of Mountain City.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Beasley, Franklin, N.C.; daughters, Polly Shampin and Janice Reliford, Clayton; sons, Stanley Beasley, Athens, and Chris Beasley, Mountain City, step daughter, Teresa Thomas, Commerce, step-son, Lewis Bryson; Fon De Lac, Wis.; sisters, May O’Shields, Tiger, Rosie Lamb, Clayton, Nellie Henslee, Dillard; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, at Taylors Chapel in Rabun County with the Revs. Thomas Burrell, Thomas Taylor, and Bill Towe officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

Mary Ann Silvey
Mary Ann Silvey, 74, of Commerce, died Friday, September 25, 2004, at the BJC Nursing Home of an extended illness.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Allen Silvey.
Survivors include a daughter, Rose M. Silvey, Commerce; two sons, Rodney Wayne Silvey and Mark Stephen Silvey, both of Oakland, Calif.; one sister, Phyllis Stonesiller, Akron, Ohio; and grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Munoz, Regina L. Englin, Laura Silvey, David Silvey, Jr., and April Silvey; and 10 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held in Oakland, Calif., at a later date.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

Marvolene Hudson
Marvolene B. Hudson, 74, of Jefferson, died Thursday, September 23, 2004.
She was born August 14, 1930, a daughter to the late Ed Grooms and Onia Purcell Grooms Acord and was retired from Pontiac Motors in Detroit. Mrs. Hudson was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hudson, and a son, Perry Acord.
Survivors include a daughter, Calista Samples, Jefferson; sons, Verlon Acord, Muskegon, Mich., Owen Acord, Standish, Mich, and Scott Hudson, Jefferson; brothers, Elman Grooms and M.L. Grooms, both of Litchfield, Ark.; step-children, Mike Hudson, Oakwood, Linda Hudson, North Carolina, Gary Hudson and Sue Hines, both of Michigan; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a special cousin and dear friend, Dwayne Greenway.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Jesse Mealor and Roger Hardy officiating. Burial was in the Sunrise Cemetery in Maysville.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

Lewis Grizzle Sr.
Lewis H. Grizzle Sr., 88, of Statham, died Friday, Sep-tember 24, 2004.
Born in Jackson County in 1916, he was the son of the late Ottis Roscoe and Catherine Cornelia Wages Grizzle. He returned to Statham in 1998 after having lived in Albany for many years and was a retired salesman for the Continental Moss Gordon Company. Mr. Grizzle was a veteran of the United States Army in World War II, where he received the Purple Heart, distinguished service medal, and seven Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Statham American Legion, Elks Club, VFW, and the Republican Party. He was preceded in death by children, Lewis Howard Grizzle Jr., and Patrick H. Grizzle, a grandson, Cody Dutton, brother, Samuel Quilla Grizzle, and a sister, Louise Morgan.
Survivors include his wife, Betty McClain Grizzle, Statham; three daughters, Judy Hardin, Atlanta, Janice Dutton, Statham, and Joy Kitchen, McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Howard Grizzle, Beth Martin Landress, Katie Hardin, Kari Hardin, Kelly Hardin, Travis Dutton, and Patrick Kitchen; great-grandson, Ben Landress; and two sisters, Frances Thornton, Statham, and Betty Perkins, Hull.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Healan officiating. Burial was in Statham Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

Hubert Lingerfelt
Hubert Franklin Linger-felt, 85, of Winder, died September 23, 2004.
Born in Lumpkin County, he was the son of the late Cicero and Madge Mincy Lingerfelt. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church and was retired from John-Mansville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Memphis Lingerfelt.
Survivors include a son, Brian Franklin Lingerfelt, Gainesville; grandson, Keith Brian Lingerfelt, Flowery Branch; three great-grandchildren, Crystal, Garen, and Marissa; brothers and sisters, J.B. Lingerfelt, Ralph Lingerfelt, Ronald Lingerfelt, and Lois Beck, all of Dahlonega, Gene Lingerfelt, Rome, Bonnie Gardner, Maysville, Edna Tate, Gainesville, Joyce Mize, Dacula.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 25, in Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. James Yopp officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 580 Miles Patrick Road, Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

‘Flonnie’ Williams
Flonna Mae “Flonnie” Williams, 56, of Jefferson, died Thursday, September 16, 2004, at her residence of a sudden illness.
Born in White County, she was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Katie Mae Welch-Palmer.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Mike and Shirley Palmer, and Dewayne Palmer, all of Jefferson; brothers, Irvin Palmer and Ray Palmer, both of Braselton, Kenneth Palmer, Jefferson, Leon Palmer and J.W. Palmer, both of Cleveland, and Fred Palmer, Augusta; ,sisters, Kay Hardy, Winder, Frankie Porter, Gainesville, Vernice Ramey, Braselton, and Debbie Gearin, Gibson; six granddaughters, Crystal and Katie Palmer, Christina McDaniel Megan, Michelle and Diana Palmer.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Braselton with the Revs. Truman Humphries, Clinton Gooch, and Doug Palmer. Burial was at Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Hoschton. Pallbearers were Chris Gearin, Clifford Gearin, C.W. Gearin, Daniel Gearin, Buddy Palmer, and Butch Palmer.
The Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

‘Pee Wee’ Murray
James B. “Pee Wee” Murray, 70, of Com-merce, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, of injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was the son of the late Arlue and Effie Hart Murray, was a veteran of the Korean War, and was a retired contractor.
Survivors include his wife, Belle C. Murray of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Brent Williams, and Jan and Edward Dorsey, all of Commerce; brothers, Sam Murray, Danielsville; six sisters, Florene Alexander, Reba Richardson, Dellie Cowart, and Inez Parr, all of Commerce, Betty Sue Hart, Royston, and Barbara Evans, Danielsville; three grandchildren, Heather Pearce and Will and Megan Dorsey.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Doug Duncan, Bradley Duncan, and Jeff Pearce officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

Kenneth Carlan
Kenneth Herman Carlan, 35, of Homer, died Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at his residence of a sudden illness.
He was a native of Commerce, and was a heavy machine operator and long distance truck driver. Mr. Carlan was preceded in death by his father, Fred Carlan, and a brother, Dale Carlan.
Survivors include his mother, Genell Vaughn Carlan, Homer; daughter, Kristen Ann Carlan, Carnesville; two brothers, Mike Carlan, Homer, and Freddie Carlan, Gillsville; and sister, Marie Carlan, Homer.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Dwayne Eller and Tommy Childers officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

Mary Lou Savage
Mary Lou Savage, 77, of Alto, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at the Hill Haven Nursing Home in Commerce of an extended illness.
Survivors include four sons, David Savage, Homer, W.T. Savage, Cleveland, Gary Savage, Madison, and Larry Savage, Crawford; one daughter, Janice Wransley, Alto; one brother, Junior Morris, Commerce; three sisters, Eulene King, Commerce, Kitty Roberts, Gainesville, and Ruby Buff, Cherryville, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granchild.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Beasley officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.

Anna Simmons
Anna Garner Simmons, 57, of Canon, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at her home.
She was born in Franklin County, August 30, 1947, the daughter of Mrs. Helen McClain Garner of Canon, and the late Charlie Garner. Mrs. Simmons was retired from Johnson & Johnson.
Survivors include fiancee, Edd Berkoben, Cordell; brothers, Ray Garner, Dewy Rose, Ricky Garner, Royston, and David Garner and Dale Garner, both of Canon; sisters, Myrtle Mealor, Royston, Brenda Scarborough, Carnesville, and Beverly Bennett, Canon; special aunts, Willie Mae Shelton, Canon, and Edna Scott, Hartwell; 11 nieces and nephews; and 11 great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Tim Adams and Bob Guellick officiating. Burial was in Bowers Memorial Gardens in Canon.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 2004.


Hubert Lingerfelt
Hubert Franklin Lingerfelt, 85, of Winder, died September 23, 2004.
Born in Lumpkin County, he was the son of the late Cicero and Madge Mincy Lingerfelt. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church and was retired from Johns-Manville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Memphis Lingerfelt.
Survivors include a son, Brian Franklin Lingerfelt, Gainesville; grandson, Keith Brian Lingerfelt, Flowery Branch; three great-grandchildren, Crystal, Garen, and Marissa; brothers and sisters, J.B. Lingerfelt, Ralph Lingerfelt, Ronald Lingerfelt, and Lois Beck, all of Dahlonega, Gene Lingerfelt, Rome, Bonnie Gardner, Maysville, Edna Tate, Gainesville, and Joyce Mize, Dacula.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 25, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. James Yopp officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 580 Miles Patrick Road, Winder, Ga. 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.

Betty Nell Pulliam
Betty Nell Winkler Pulliam, 65, of Lavonia, died Sunday, September 26, 2004, at her residence.
She was born in Oconee County, S.C., on June 16, 1939, the daughter of the late Oscar and Exie Winkler. Mrs. Pulliam worked in the textile industry as a machine operator and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lavonia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hubert Pulliam, brother, Hubert Winkler, and sister, Julie Winkler.
Survivors include a son, Don Pulliam, and a daughter, Margaret Segars, both of Lavonia; brothers, Raymond Winkler, Greenville, S.C., Willis Winkler, Piedmont, S.C., Foster Winkler, Westminster, S.C., Guy Ray Winkler, and Thurston Winkler, both of Walhalla, S.C.; sisters, Minnie Lee Simmons, Piedmont, S.C., Lois Winkler and Barbara Roland, both of Walhalla, S.C.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 29, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Boswell officiating. Burial was in the Vanna United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 2004.


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