Jackson County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 6, 2004

Ronnie Scarborough
Ronnie Scarborough, 42, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, September 29, 2004.
A native of Clarke County, he was the son of Robert H. Scarborough of Monroe and Jonell Poss Palmer of Nicholson. He was in construction work.
Survivors in addition to his parents, include two sons, Josh Watson and Anthony Chad Scarborough, both of Nicholson; daughter, Chasity Ann Scarborough, Nicholson; two brothers, Jeff Scarborough, Monroe, and Rodney Scarborough, Nicholson; sister, Paige Cason, Nicholson; and a grandchild, Sierra Scarborough, Maysville.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 1, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Bobby Westbrooks, Jerry Barrett and Rev. Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Bible Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Scarborough, Chad Scarborough, Rodney Scarborough, Ricky Todd, Josh Watson, and Andy Farmer.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 2004.

aul Steinmann
Paul Steinmann, 84, formerly of Chattanooga, died Saturday, October 2, 2004, at Silverleaf Alzheimer Care Facility, Athens.
Born February 19, 1920, in Chattanooga, he was the son of the late John Gollis and Emma McReynolds Steinmann. He graduated from Central High School and attended the University of Chattanooga on a football scholarship. Mr. Steinmann was a veteran having served in the United States Army during World War II on Okinawa in the Pacific theater. He was retired from South Central Bell in 1982, after 42 years as a supervising engineer, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Cayce Steinmann, Jefferson; daughters and son-in-law, Susan Stewart, Jacksonville, Fla., and Becky and Greg Perry, Commerce; four grandchildren, Stephani Thornton, Erin White, Jeff Perry, and John Perry; and two great-grandsons, Preston and Mason White.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 6, in the North Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home with Lee Anderson officiating. Burial was in the National Cemetery Chattanooga. Pallbearers were Greg Berry, Byron Cole, Hugh Grant, Bob Shomaker, Jeff Perry, and John Perry.
Memorials may be made to Silverleaf of Athens, Inc., 705 Whitehead Road, Athens, Ga. 30606.
Little Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 2004.

Paul Rucker
Paul Dallas Rucker, 64, of Commerce, died at his residence. The date of death is undetermined at this time.
Survivors include two sons, Keith Rucker, Commerce, and Fayette Rucker, Henderson, Ky.; three daughters, Kellie Hall, Fayetteville, N.C., Gain Collins, Commerce, and Crystell Rucker, Commerce; five brothers, Billy Rucker, Bobby Rucker, Willie Rucker, Verner Rucker, and Phillip Rucker, all of Commerce; one sister, Rachel Law; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 3, at Neal's Grove Baptist Church, Commerce. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Gardenview Funeral Chapel, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 2004.

Nell South
Nell Chastain South, 82, of Cocoa, Florida, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at the Westoff Hospital in Rockledge, Florida.
Born in Stephens County, she was the daughter of the late Will and Rhoda Garland Chastain. She was a retired bookkeeper with the Citizens National Bank and had been a resident of Brevard County, Florida, since 1960. Mrs. South was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar South.
Survivors include a son, Roger South, Cocoa, Fla.; daughter, Patti Wild, Portsmouth, Va.; one sister, Latrelle Williams, Maysville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2, at the chapel of the Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge, Fla. Burial was in the Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge.
Information courtesy of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 2004.

Myrtie Robinson
Myrtie Marie Robinson, 49, of Commerce, died Friday, October 1, 2004, at her residence after an extended illness.
Survivors include her mother, Claudia W. Wallace, Commerce; daughter, Hazel Marie Whitlock, Commerce; two brothers, Carl Anderson Wallace, Hoschton, and Marty Wayne Wallace, Commerce; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Steve Whisnant, Loy Reed, and Bo Whisnant officiating. Burial was in the Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 2004.

Lisa Vernon
Lisa Elaine Vernon, 43, of Pendergrass, died Saturday, October 2, 2004, after an extended illness.
She was born February 19, 1961, in Fulton County, a daughter of the late Mr. Carrin Henry and Hazel Juanita Walker Toney. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Lamont "Jay" Vernon, Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Steven Lamont Vernon, Pendergrass; brothers, Clifford Toney, Nicholson, Frankie Toney, Talmo; half-brother, Larry Toney, Stone Mountain; half-sister, Wanda May, Atlanta; mother-in-law, Betty Grier and husband, Henry Grier, Winder; father-in-law, Ralph Vernon and wife, Voncille, Winder; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Daniel and Elaine Vernon, Nicholson; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, October 5, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Ray officiating. The body was cremated.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 2004.

Jean Grizzle
Jean Jackson Grizzle, 86, of Winder, died Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at Barrow Community Hospital, Winder.
She was born in Jackson County May 29, 1918, the daughter of the late Worth and Sunie Williams Jackson, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Grizzle.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Grizzle and Judy Edwards, both of Winder; two sisters, Catherine Porter Demorest, and Melvina Hamilton, Jefferson; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, October 7, 2004, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Revs. Mike Carruthers and Les Vinluan officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.
Quilla Whiten
J. Quilla Whiten, 75, of Gresham, Oregon, died Tuesday, September 28, 2004, from breast cancer.
She was born February 25, 1929, in Toccoa, the daughter of Rolin and Vinnie Whitmire. She graduated from Eastanollee High School, Class of 1946, in Stephens County. She married her high school sweetheart, Elmer L. Whiten, May 4, 1952. Mrs. Whiten was a homemaker and actively participated in the ministry with her husband. They were founders of "Camp Hope Northwest", a camp for prisoner's children in Silverton, Ore. She was the executive director there for 2001 until her death. Mrs. Whiten was a member of Greater Gresham Baptist church and active in the Women's Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention. Her life's work was supporting missions, according to family members. She also loved to collect antiques and enjoyed being a treasure hunter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Whiten, who was a pastor at numerous churches in Georgia, two brothers, Taylor and Sam Whitmire, and a sister, Martha Whitmire.
Survivors include her son, Mark Whiten, Peoria, Ariz.; sisters, Gwen Wiley, Jefferson, and Lavina Neal, Conyers; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 1, at Willamette National Cemetery with a Celebration of her life service at Greater Gresham Baptist Church.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Quilla Whiten Scholarship Fund, c/o N.W. Baptist Foundation, 3200 NE 109th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98682-7749.
Bateman Carrol Funeral Chapel, Gresham, Ore., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 2004.


Grace Bradberry
Grace Betts Bradberry, 76, of Watkinsville, died Wednesday, September 29, 2004.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late George and Ina Lavender Betts. Mrs. Bradberry was retired from Sears and was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband. Robert D. Bradberry.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Jo Ann Bradberry, Hull, Eddie and Kay Bradberry, Commerce, Randy and Debbie Bradberry, Loganville, and Jeff and Tina Bradberry, Hoschton; sister, Joan Hardin, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; brother, Cecil Betts, Athens, seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2, at the Central Baptist Church, with the Revs. Bob Nash and Terry Stutes officiating. Burial was in Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eddie Kinnard, Bobby Bradberry, Jimmy Bradberry, Kevin Guest, Mark Betts, and Rusty Betts.
Lord and Stephens, EAST, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 2004.

Gladys Shelton
Gladys Davis Shelton, 86, of Nicholson, died Sunday, October 3, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
Born in Hart County, August 2, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Callie Little Davis. Mrs. Shelton worked in the manufacturing of paper product. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Survivors include one sister, Azalee Dove, Nicholson.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 5, at the Rose Hill Cemetery with Mr. Vernon Boswell officiating.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 2004.
Frances Slaton
Frances Odell LeCroy Slaton, 90, of Royston, died Saturday, October 2, 2004, at Hart County Hospital.
Born in Oconee County, S.C., July 22, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Willie Snow and Emma Shiflet LeCroy. She was a seamstress and a member of the Royston Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and Ed LeCroy, and a sister, Idell Busby.
Survivors include a son, Tommy Slaton, Martin; daughter, Naomi Slaton Scogin, Royston; brothers, Curt LeCroy, Athens, Jimmy LeCroy, Greenville, S.C. Gene LeCroy, Belton, S.C.; sisters, Louisa Busby, Lavonia, JoAnn Skelton, Starr, S.C., Ruth Page, Belton, S.C., Shirley Holcombe, Anderson, S.C., Cecil Saylors, Braselton, Willie Mae Graham, Crossroads, S.C.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, in the chapel of the Pruitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Byron Greene and Dr. Danny Barton officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 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 were held Thursday, September 30, at the Chattahoochee Baptist Church in Cleveland, with the Revs. Ray Banks and Winfred Bingram officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of the arrangements,.
The Commerce News, October 6, 2004.


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