Jackson County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 20, 2004

Ann Strickland
Ann Elizabeth Dixon Strickland, 56, of Nicholson, died Tuesday, October 19, 2004, at the residence of her sister.
Born in McCrae, she was the daughter of the late Grady and Pat Dixon. She worked as a seamstress for Superior Pants for 25 years and was a member of Bible Baptist Church. Mrs. Strickland was a devout Christian and professed her love of Christ, according to her loved ones. She said, “thou God slay me, I still love him.”
She was preceded in death by her son, Russell Strickland.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Strickland, Hull; sisters, Carolyn Strickland, Mary Sorrow, and Barbara Streetman, all of Nicholson, and Sherry Bramlett, Farmington; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, at 3 p.m. at Lord & Stephens, EAST, with the Revs. Robert Garrett and Robert Whatley officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be at Winning Side Baptist Church Cemetery, Hwy 29, formerly Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Aaron Rainking, Danny Sorrow, Virgil Strickland, Paul Bramlett, Scott Bramlett, and Greg Reynolds.
The family will receive friends at her sister’s residence, Carolyn Strickland, 51 Chandler Bridge Rd., Nicholson, Ga.
Lord & Stephens, EAST, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Claude Ruark
Claude Ruark, 80, of Auburn, died Monday, October 18, 2004.
Born in Gwinnett County, he was the son of the late Guy and Lela Nichols Ruark. He was a carpenter and member of Carl Baptist Church. Mr. Ruark was preceded in death by his first wife, Winnie Mae Hayes Ruark, his second wife, Mildred Lance Ruark, and a son, Wayne Lee Ruark.
Survivors include daughters, Juanita Self, Auburn, and Mickey Hayes, Braselton; son, Rickey Ruark, Sugar Hill; step-sons, Billy Joe Nix, Carl, and Dale Nix, Winder; step-daughters, Claudette “Bootsie” Austin, and Judy Hogan, both of Hoschton; sister, Julia Brownlee, Conyers; brother, James Ruark, Conyers; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and 13 great-step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 20, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Banks officiating. Burial was in Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Roy Garrett
Roy Garrett, 77, of Winder, died Friday, October 15, 2004.
Born in Helen, he was the son of the late Harley and Mary Montgomery Garrett. Mr. Garrett was a veteran of the United States Army and was a retired barber. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florene Clark Garrett, and sons, Larry Garrett and Roy Garrett, Jr.
Survivors include daughters, Joanne Ward and Diane Ford, both of Winder, and Carolyn Mathis, Arcade; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Maggie Roberts, Cornelia.
Graveside services were held Sunday, October 17, in the Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Georgia War Veterans Home, 2249 Vinson Hwy., Milledgeville, Ga. 31061.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Teresa Maxwell
Teresa Melinda Maxwell, 42, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
She was born January 2, 1962, the daughter of the late Carrol Bennett. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Maxwell, Commerce; her mother, Louise Noll Horne, Rossville; daughters, Sandy Jones, Statesboro, and Beth Kitzmiller, Ocala, Fla.; and brother, Tony Bennett, Ringgold.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 15, in the Baird-Maxwell family cemetery, Nicholson, with the Rev. Kelby Maxwell officiating.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Alan Colvin
Alan Duncan Colvin, 16, of Nicholson, died Monday, October 18, 2004, in Jackson County.
He was born in Bulloch County on November 10, 1987, the son of Yancy Alan Colvin, Macon, and Tammy Kay Strobel Colvin, Nicholson. Mr. Colvin was a student at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. He played the saxophone in the band, was a member of Conflict Management, and was the president of the Y-Club. He was an employee of Mikasa in Commerce, and a member of Grove Level Baptist Church.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Cindy Adamson, Toccoa; paternal grandmother, Charlene Colvin, Metter; six aunts, Cindy Thomas, Norwood, Ohio, Darlene Black, Savannah, Vicki Worley, Knoxville, Tenn., Tina Hook, Statesboro, Marty Colvin, Baxley, and Allison Nelson, Homerville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, at 5 p.m. at Grove Level Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Appling and Jeff Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Robert Waters, Shane Wolfe, Dillon Jarrett, Jesse Edwards, Jordan Holcombe, and Cory Howe. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Ruby Nell Crowe
Ruby Nell Crowe, 56, of Winder, died Monday, October 18, 2004.
Born in Barrow County, she was the daughter of Freida Neil Brock, Winder, and the late Gene Thomas Brock. Mrs. Crowe was a homemaker and was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Bruce Crowe, Winder; sons, Donnie Crowe, Athens, Tenn., Bob Crowe, Brian Crowe, Johnny Crowe, and Jarvis Crowe, all of Winder, Wayne Crowe, Pamplico, S.C., and Jamie Crowe, Braselton; daughters, Marie Williams, Kathy Williams, and Jennifer Huff, all of Winder; 25 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Junior Brock, Jackie Brock, Edward Brock, and Don Brock, all of Winder; sisters, Nina Patton, Winder, and Chris Sprayberry, Watkinsville; and a special cousin, Francille Attaway, Smyrna.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 20, in Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Bobbie Black officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, Ga. 30605.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Leroy Cook
Leroy Cook, 78, of Macon, died Sunday, October 17, 2004, at a local hospital in Macon.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Robin and Beulah Bone Cook. Mr. Cook was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy during world War II. He lived in Macon the past five years after retiring as the owner and operator of Cook’s Beltone Hearing Aid Service in Athens and in Gainesville. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven D. Cook.
Survivors include his son, Stan Cook, Ft. Valley; daughter, Susan Cook Hamby, Gainesville, five grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Jean Andrews, Athens.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, October 20, at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Macon, with the Rev. Bob Moon officiating. The burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, Macon Camp East, P.O. Box 5718, Macon, Ga. 31208.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Macon, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Newell Long
Newell Howard Long, 73, of Atlanta, died Thursday, October 14, 2004.
She was retired from AT&T after 42 years of service.
Survivors include her husband, Laddie Long; a son, Michael Long, Jefferson; brothers, Ralph Lee Howard, Decatur, and Dwight Howard, Tucker; sisters, Elaine Sims, Decatur, and Eugenia Hayes, Statham; sister-in-law, Frankie Howard, Jefferson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 17, in the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons, with Pastor Tilly Welborn officiating. Burial was in the Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1395 Ebenezer Church Road, Jefferson, Ga. 30549, or to the AT&T Pioneers Retiree Fund.
A.S. Turner & Sons, Decatur, were in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Julius Mason, Jr.
Julius Stewart Mason, Jr., 40, of Commerce, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004, following a brief illness.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Mason; daughter, Bernice Sheppard, son, Brandon Mason; brother, Festus Mason; sisters, Lena Mason-Day and Claranita Mason; parents, Julius and Lila Mason; and grandmother, Cora Duhart.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Mason Funeral Home, Commerce.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Walter Carlyle
Walter Cecil Carlyle, 57, of Homer, died Thursday, October 14, 2004, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Born in Jackson County, October 2, 1947, he was the son of the late William Hoyt and Cora Walden Carlyle. Mr. Carlyle was a veteran having served in the United States Navy, was owner and operator of C and L Trucking for many years, and was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Samples Carlyle, and a brother, James Horace Carlyle.
Survivors include daughters, Laura Carlyle, Lula, and Lindsey Carlyle, Homer; sons, Clay Carlyle, Lula, and Caden Carlyle, Homer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Gene England and Betty and Ray Rogers, all of Gainesville, Kathy and Charles Finley, Dawsonville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Royce and Sandra Carlyle, Lenoir City, Tenn., Boyd and Terry Carlyle, Pendergrass, and Wayne and Paulette Carlyle, Lula; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 17, at the Grove Level Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Appling and Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in Belmont Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. James Hatcher officiating at the graveside.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Lottie Henley
Lottie Kathryn Henley, 81, of Homer, died Friday, October 15, 2004, at BJC Medical Center of an extended illness.
Survivors include a son, James E. Wheeler, Homer; three daughters, Linda Haney, Palm Beach, Fla., Sandra Wheeler, Coco, Fla., and Lisa Dale, Pendergrass; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Private memorial services will be held by the family at a later date.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, has charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

James Burts
James R. Burts, 56, of Maysville, died Thursday, October 14, 2004.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Blanche Burts, and a brother, Mitchell Burts.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Burts; sons, Daniel Burts, Gainesville, and Jason Burts, Maysville; brother, Mark Burts; and sisters, Janie George and Judy Poole, both of Clarkesville.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 20, at Hillside Memorial Gardens with Pastor Maurice Witt officiating.
McDonald & Rogers Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Jeanette Smith
Jeanette Brooks Smith, 80, of Commerce, died Saturday, October 16, 2004, in the Banks-Jackson-Commerce Nursing Home.
Born in Jackson County, June 12, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Bonnie Louise Duncan Brooks. Mrs. Smith was retired from the Internal Revenue Service as a tax examiner and was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church, Stone Mountain. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Clarke Smith.
Survivors include a son, Darryl G. Smith, Marietta; two grandchildren, Amanda Jones, Kennesaw, and G.W. Smith, Marietta; two great-grandchildren, Alicia and Camron Jones, both of Kennesaw; and a brother, Talmadge Brooks, Winder.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bobby Anthony officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Stockbridge.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

Margaret Wilder
Margaret Marie Jones Wilder, 48, of Elberton, died Thursday, October 14, 2004, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.
A native of Elbert County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Dorothy Harbert Jones. She was preceded in death by her sister, Rosalee Baxter and brothers Samuel Jones, Jr. and Donald Jones.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie L. Wilder, Elberton; daughters, Dorothy Harrell, Royston, and Charlene Dutton, Commerce; son, Charles Leslie Wilder, Elberton; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Loyd, and Ruby Booth, both of Elberton, Martha Fleeman, Royston; and brother, Ricky Jones, Hortense.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, in the chapel of Hicks Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Adams officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.

‘Oscar’ Haynes
Ernest Willie “Oscar” Haynes, 78 of Commerce, died October 15, 2004, at BJC Medical Center following an extended illness.
Survivors include his wife, Alma L. Haynes, of the home; son, David Haynes, Commerce; brother, Pete Haynes, Commerce; three sisters, Estelle Denton; Homer, Jenny Puckett and Jean Hooper, both of Commerce; one granddaughter; and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Henry Webb, Jerry Smith, and Vaughn Howington officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.

Teresa Maxwell
Teresa Melinda Maxwell, 42, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, October 12, 2004 in Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
She was born January 2, 1962, the daughter of the late Carrol Bennett. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Maxwell, Commerce; her mother, Louise Noll Horne, Rossville; daughters, Sandy Jones, Statesboro, and Beth Kitzmiller, Ocala, Fla.; brother, Tony Bennett, Ringgold.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 15, in the Baird-Maxwell family cemetery, Nicholson, with the Rev. Kelby Maxwell officiating.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.

Steve McKie
Robert Steve McKie, 52, of Nicholson, died Saturday, October 16, 2004, in the Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
Born in Jackson County, July 29, 1952, he was the son of the late J.R. and Myrtle Smallwood McKie. Mr. McKie was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil and Johnny McKie.
Survivors include brothers and sister-in-law, James McKie, Nicholson, Jim and Thane McKie, Lexington, and Tommy McKie, Commerce; sisters and brother-in-law, Wanda and Kelvin Compton, Comer, Ann McKie and Mary McKie, both of Nicholson; 16 nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Doug Luthi.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. James Creason and Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.

‘Billy’ Allen
William “Billy” Thomas Allen, 69, of Athens, died Wednesday, October 13, 2004.
A lifelong resident of Athens, he was the son of the late Titus and Rosa Lee Walls Anderson. Prior to his death, he was owner and operator of Allen’s Garage for thirty-nine years and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of nearly forty-seven years, Doris Allen; son and daughter-in-law, Billy Ray and Bonnie Faye Allen, Colbert; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Frank Tyner, Danielsville, Wanda and Charles Williamson, Jefferson, Brenda and Pat Palmer, Winterville, Cindy and Jimmy Walker, Crawford, and Gwen and Bob Milligan, Rome; six grandsons, four granddaughters, six step-grandchildren, six great grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Curtis Dills, Jefferson; one half-brother and sister-in-law, Aubry and Kathy Allen, Watkinsville; three half sisters and brother-in-law, Floretta and Charles Thomas, Charlotte, N.C., Paulette Moon, Colbert, and Lorraine Allen, Athens; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Melissa and Kenny Handley, Athens.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 16, in the chapel of Lord and Stephens, EAST, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Lord and Stephens, EAST, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.

Toni McGee
Toni McGee, 50, of Mays-ville, died Sunday, October 17, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse E. McGee, of the home; a son and daughter, Lorn McGee and Kristin McGee, both of Maysville.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. James Dumas officiating. Burial was in the Maysville Sunrise Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.

‘Shorty’ Crow
Leonard J. “Shorty” Crow, 90, of Winder, died Wednesday, October 13, 2004.
He was born in Barrow County, the son of the late Earl and Ella Jane Ruthledge Crow and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Frances A. Crow, Winder; son, Jerry A. Crow, Groton, Conn.; daughter, Jane Shipman, Jefferson; grandchildren, Brad Crow, Winder, and Elijah and Alecia Lee, both of Jefferson; great grandchildren, Ashton Crow, Winder; sister, Gladys Adams, Snellville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 15, in the Smith Memory Chapel with the Revs. Jack Segars and Darell Gilmer officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.
James Burts
James R. Burts, 56, of Maysville, died Thursday, October 14, 2004.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Blanche Burts, and a brother, Mitchell Burts.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Burts; sons, Daniel Burts, Gainesville, and Jason Burts, Maysville; brother, Mark Burts; sisters, Janie George and Judy Poole, both of Clarkesville.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 20, at Hillside Memorial Gardens with Pastor Maurice Witt officiating.
McDonald & Rogers Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.

Jeanette Smith
Jeanette Brooks Smith, 80, of Commerce, died Saturday, October 16, 2004, in the Banks-Jackson-Commerce Nursing Home.
Born in Jackson County, June 12, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Bonnie Louise Duncan Brooks. Mrs. Smith was retired from the Internal Revenue Service as a tax examiner and was a member of Mt. Carmel Christina Church, Stone Mountain. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Clarke Smith.
Survivors include a son, Darryl G. Smith, Marietta; two grandchildren, Amanda Jones, Kennesaw, and G.W. Smith, Marietta; two great-grandchildren, Alicia and Camron Jones, both of Kennesaw; and a brother, Talmadge Brooks, Winder.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bobby Anthony officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Stockbridge.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.

‘Dee’ Lyons
Elizabeth Deon “Dee” Lyons, 77, of Butler, Pa., died Wednesday, October 13, 2004, at the Sunnyview Home.
Born July 14, 1927, in Ray, Ariz., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Zent) Craig. While in high school in Arizona, she started a Telephone Operator career in a P.O.W. intern Camp. She then worked as an Executive Secretary on the Mountain Home Air Force Base, Mountain Home, Idaho. There she organized junior bowling leagues and taught cooking and sewing classes to the base youth. After her husband retired from the Air Force, they moved to Georgia where she opened a ceramic shop and continued to work with area youth. She was instrumental in organizing the Daisy Festival in Nicholson and had retired as a probation officer with the Georgia Corrections Department in Athens. Mrs. Lyons was a member of the Latter Day Saints Church and enjoyed cooking, camping, and ceramics, according to her family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth “Casey” Lyons.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherrie and Paul Frenchak, Butler, and Heidi and Scott Pafford, Maysville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be planned for the family. Cremation services were provided by the Geibel Funeral Home, Butler, Pa.
Geibel Funeral Home, Butler, Pa., was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.

Alan Colvin
Alan Duncan Colvin, 16, of Nicholson, died Monday, October 18, 2004, in Jackson County.
He was born in Bulloch County on November 10, 1987, the son of Yancy Alan Colvin, Macon, and Tammy Kay Strobel Colvin, Nicholson. Mr. Colvin was a student at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. He played the saxophone in the band, was a member of Conflict Management, and the President of the Y-Club. He was an employee of Mikasa in Commerce, and a member of Grove Level Baptist Church.
Survivors in addition to his parents include a sister, Cindy Adamson, Toccoa; paternal grandmother, Charlene Colvin, Metter; six aunts, Cindy Thomas, Norwood, Ohio, Darlene Black, Savannah, Vicki Worley, Knoxville, Tenn., Tina Hook, Statesboro, Marty Colvin, Baxley, and Allison Nelson, Homerville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, at 5:00 p.m. at Grove Level Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Appling and Jeff Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Robert Waters, Shane Wolfe, Dillon Jarrett, Jesse Edwards, Jordan Holcombe, and Cory Howe. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.

Annie Cochran
Annie Mae Cochran, 97, Madison County, died Friday, October 15, 2004.
She was born June 29, 1907, to Prince and Flora Thompson. She lived in Commerce for more than 70 years and was always a strong participant and leader in civic and church activities, seeking to aid growth of the community and betterment of its people. She retired from work at the age of 90 from the Commerce Library, but continued an active life in the church and community for several more years. Mrs. Cochran received numerous awards and honors from the city, county, and state for her lifetime of dedicated service for advancement of Commerce and regional community. On three occasions she was recognized as Citizen of the Year by the PTA, city and church for her outstanding service. According to family members, she was an inspiration for everyone who knew her, a friend to all whom needed a helping hand, and even a counselor when necessary, with untiring work ethics in completing worthwhile goals.
Survivors include sons, Robert Cochran, Dayton, Ohio, Harold Cochran, Commerce, and James Cochran, Moreno Valley, Calif.; daughter, Mary Colbert, Albany; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 10 nieces and nephews. She leaves numerous friends she loved as family, according to family members.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Calvin, Commerce.
Mason’s Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 20, 2004.


Roger Bailey
Roger Wayne Bailey, 48, of Jefferson, died Thursday, October 14, 2004.
He was born April 15, 1948, the son of Rev. James and Malrose Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a veteran serving three years in the United States Army. He was known for his friendliness, generosity, and his service to the community, according to family members.
Survivors include his son, Roger Wayne Bailey, Jr., and a brother, Charles F. Bailey, both of Jefferson; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 23, at the Paradise A.M.E. Church, Jefferson, with the Revs. R.E. Cooper and Sharon Miller officiating.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.

‘Richie’ Freeman
Michael Richard “Richie” Freeman, 35, of Hoschton, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004. Funeral services will be announced later by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 2004.


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