Jackson County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 17, 2004

Bobby Parten
Bobby Allen Parten, 64, of Commerce, died Wednesday, November 10, 2004.
A native of Barrow County, he was the son of the late William Ezra and Fairy Bell Owens Parten. Mr. Parten was a retired electrical tester from Westinghouse, a member of the Brotherhood of Electical Workers and a member of the Greater Athens Church of God. He was preceded in death by his son, Russell Parten.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Davis Beauchamp Parten, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, William Allen and Tammy Parten, Dahlonega; step-children, Greg and Stephanie Beauchamp, Nicholson, and Rhonda and Richard Leonard, Danielsville; sister, Lynette Fowler, Winterville; and grandchildren, Brittany Noel Parten, Joshua Allen Parten, Angelia Rae Parten, Kyle Leonard, Chris Leonard, Austin Beauchamp, Conner Beauchamp and Kayla Beauchamp.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 12, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Revs. Leon Pass and Jack Bowen officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 2004.

Jacquelyn Reid
Jacquelyn Gibson Reid, 53, of Jefferson, died Thursday, November 11, following a sudden illness.
She was born August 17, 1951, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late James Aubrey Gibson, Sr. and Sallie Belle Damron Gibson. Mrs. Reid was a homemaker and a member of the Crooked Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lee, and two brothers, John Gordon Gibson and James Aubrey Gibson, Jr.
Survivors include sons, Ronnie Wilson and Andy Reid, both of Jefferson, and Richard Reid, Bethlehem; sisters, Nell Archer and Carol Dills, both of Jefferson, Sue Hawkins, Athens, and Jean Morgan, Watkinsville; one brother, A.G. Gibson, Jefferson; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, at the Redstone Methodist Church with Pastor Roy Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Reid’s nephews served as pallbearers.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 2004.

Mamie Bentley
Mamie Lou Dye Bentley, 91, of Athens, died Sunday, November 14, 2004.
A native of Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Jones and Azzie Lee Smith Dye. She was a homemaker, charter member of the Clarke County Home Demonstration Club, and charter member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.D. Bentley.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Joyce Bentley, Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and George Bost, Melbourne, Fla., and Judy and Jerry Whidby, Urbanna, Va.; sister, Lee Fowler, Athens; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Crist Camden officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Hospice, 700 S. Enota Street, Ste. 202, Gainesville, Ga. 30501, or to the Hospice of your choice.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements,.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 2004.

James Griffin
James Howard Griffin, 64, of Commerce, died Friday, November 12, 2004, following a long illness.
Born in Asheville, N.C., he was the son of the late Marie Griffin Rice of Asheville, N.C., and the late Howard Griffin of Brevard, N.C., and the late Bill and Edith Lettermann of West Asheville, N.C.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who had a special place in the hearts of all of those who knew him, according to family members.
Mr. Griffin was a graduate of Enka High School and went to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1965 and was in the Naval Reserve. Mr. Griffin belonged to Dry Pond United Methodist Church, was a member of the Asheville Moose Lodge and former owner of the The Big Occasion Bridal Shop. He was in real estate, was owner of the Mansions R. US Designer for 40 years, and owned and operated The Bedding Shop. He also had Jay Productions, had the first Miss Full Figure Pageant in 1984 and had his own T.V. show on designing your home on Real-A Vision in 1985.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Drake Allbright, and a brother, John Griffin.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Charlene Davis Griffin; daughters and son-in-law, Londa Griffin, Tracy Griffin, Lavette Dimsdale, and Melissa and Chris Albright, all of Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth “Kevin” Griffin, Grayson; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, George and Minnie Griffin, Asheville, N.C.; brothers, Jack Letterman, Asheville, N.C., Bill Griffin, Kenneth Griffin and Dennis Griffin, all of Brevard, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Loraine “Sis” Lance and Willa Dean (Wib) Coleman, Billie Oliver, Phyllis and Jerome Roberson, Linda Lou and Hill Breedlove, Kay and John Richardson, all of Asheville, N.C., and Sandra Griffin, Brevard, N.C.; sister-in-law, Johnette Chasteen, Asheville, N.C.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 15, at the Dry Pond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Williams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 2004.

Judy Dunn
Judy Turner Dunn, 60, of Royston, died Saturday, November 13, 2004.
She was born in Lamar County on March 17, 1944, the daughter of Mary Ella Ogletree Turner, Barnesville, and the late Hoke S. Turner. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Hoyt J. Dunn, Royston; sons, Casey Scott Dunn and Brian Keith Dunn, both of Doraville; daughter, April Dunn Pitts, Hoschton; grandchildren, Brandon Blake Dunn, Baliee McKenzie Dunn, Scott Curtis Pitts and Lance Dylan Pitts; her mother and brother and sister-in-law, Edward Eugene Turner, Sr. and Louise Turner, Barnesville; sister, Nellie T. Johnson, Barnesville; sister-in-law, Alice S. Turner, Barnesville; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Monday, November 15, at the Dunn Family Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 2004.

Corine Martin
Corine Dixon Martin, 83, of Athens, died Thursday, November 11, 2004.
A native of Oglethorpe County, she was born March 16, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Granville and Mary Gabriel Dixon. Mrs. Martin was employed with Chicopee Mills and later owned and operated Martin Grocery in the South Jackson area for many years. She was a member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church and the Hope Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fant E. Martin.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Evangeline (Van) M. and Dick Nixon; son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne E. Martin and Janice Carpenter, all of Athens; brothers, Edward Dixon, Athens, and Betty Dixon, Marietta; half-brothers, Bobby Dixon and Aubrey Dixon, both of Athens; half-sisters, Elizabeth Lowe, Athens, Betty Jo Anderson, Carol Wagnon and Doris Parks, all of Hull; grandchildren, Cindy Lee and Ricky Nixon, Athens, Bryan Martin and Dewayne Martin, Marion, N.C.; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Revs. Crist Camden, Elmer Butler and Bud McDonald officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life Team, c/o South Jackson Elementary School, 8144 Jefferson Road, Athens, Ga. 30607.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 2004.

Lucinda Sorrells
Lucinda Arizona Sorrells, 79, of Commerce, died Sunday, November 14, 2004, following an extended illness.
Born July 23, 1925, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late David Paul and Sara Smith Underwood. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pond Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters, Vickie Shepherd, Athens, Peggy Steffanelli, Ellijay, and Sandi Swistak, Commerce; sons, Ricky Sorrells, New Jersey, and Andy Sorrells, Gainesville; sisters, Roberta Love and Annie Laura Elrod, both of Pendergrass, and Sara Nell Bruce, Maysville; brothers, Henry Underwood, Pendergrass, and J.A. Underwood, Gainesville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16, at the Pond Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Knight, Duwane Major, Danny Green and Larry Buffington officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Lance, Tim Rainwater, Bobby Gene Bruce, Jerry Love, Don Sorrells and Dennis Elrod. Honorary pallbearer was Randy Billew.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 2004.

Joe Lietch
Joe Early Lietch, 79, of Buckhead, died Friday, November 12, 2004, in Athens Regional Hospital, Athens.
Born March 9, 1925, he was a native of DeKalb County and was the son of the late Willie Guston and Julie Gladys Gibbs Lietch. Mr. Lietch was a veteran having served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was a warehouse manager.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce C. Lietch, Buckhead; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Margie Lietch, Lawrenceville and Robbie and Joy Lietch, Hoschton; step-son, Wayne Atkinson, Greensboro; daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Tony Harris, Social Circle and Sherry and Ross Fuller, Loganville; step-daughters and spouses, Wanda and Billy Cantrell, Buckhead, and Darlene and Larry Stuckey, Madison; sisters, Sara Green, Lilburn, and Marie Flynt, Tampa, Fla; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday, November 14, in the Buckhead City Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Shumate officiating.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 2004.

Sarah Baker
Sarah Jane Barrett Baker, 58, of Homer, died Tuesday, November 9, 2004, at her residence.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Annette B. Smith.
Survivors include her mother, Ruth Davis, Homer; sons, Larry J. Barrett, Cleveland, Shannon Baker, Wedowee, Ala., and Ricky Baker, Homer; daughters, Betty B. Lewallen and Tammy Baker, both of Homer.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home. Burial was in the Bethany Christian Church Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 2004.

Rachel Haley
Rachel Fortson Haley, 70, of Danielsville, died Sunday, November 14, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Born in Madison County, December 12, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Clara Beatenbough Fortson. Mrs. Haley was a school bus driver for 15 years and also worked at the Danielsville Post Office. She was a devoted and loving mother and wife who loved life with a passion, according to family members. Mrs. Haley was of the was Holiness denomination. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Haley, and a sister, Evelyn Fortson Adams.
Survivors include her second husband, Doyle Phillips, Danielsville; son, Thomas Jerry Haley, Danielsville; daughter, Doris Miller, Danielsville; three grandchildren, Laurie Skelton, Jessica Miller, and Erin Brown; three great-grandchildren, Allen and Alley Skelton and Ainsley Brown; brother and sister-in-law, John Curtis and Blanche Fortson, Danielsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rebecca and John Carson, Hartford, N.C., and Barbara and Emmett Lloyd, Athens.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, at the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Ray Jenkins, Donald Phillips, and Ken Calloway officiating. Burial was in the Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Ricky Dalton, Randy Spence, Jeff Wilks, George Gaddis, Scottie Phillips, and Billy Caudell.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 2004.

Voncile McRee
Mrs. Voncile Venable McRee, 91, Jefferson, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, after an extended illness.
Born on Sept. 18, 1913, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Clara Prater Venable. Mrs. McRee was a retired seamstress and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She was named the honorary “mayor of Brockton” and “chief of the Brockton police.” She was preceded in death by her husband, Ford McRee.
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce McRee, Jefferson; a son, Jimmy McRee, Clayton; two grandchildren, Scott McRee, Jefferson, and Mitch McRee, Gainesville; five great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Venable, Thad Richey, John Kesler, Billy Cain, Bill Langford and Andy McRee.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17 2004

Lucinda Sorrells
Lucinda Arizona Sorrells, 79, of Commerce, died Sunday, November 14, 2004, following an extended illness.
Born July 23, 1925, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late David Paul and Sara Smith Underwood. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pond Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters, Vickie Shepherd, Athens, Peggy Steffanelli, Ellijay and Sandi Swistak, Commerce; sons, Ricky Sorrells, New Jersey, and Andy Sorrells, Gainesville; sisters, Roberta Love and Annie Laura Elrod, both of Pendergrass, and Sara Nell Bruce, Maysville; brothers, Henry Underwood, Pendergrass, and J.A. Underwood, Gainesville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16, at the Pond Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Knight, Duwane Major, Danny Green and Larry Buffington officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Lance, Tim Rainwater, Bobby Gene Bruce, Jerry Love, Don Sorrells and Dennis Elrod. Honorary pallbearer was Randy Billew.
The Commerce News, November 17, 2004.

James Griffin
James Howard Griffin, 64, of Commerce, died Friday, November 12, 2004, following a long illness.
Born in Asheville, N.C., he was the son of the late Marie Griffin Rice of Asheville, N.C., and the late Howard Griffin of Brevard, N.C., and the late Bill and Edith Lettermann of West Asheville, N.C.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who had a special place in the hearts of all of those who knew him, according to family members.
Mr. Griffin was a graduate of Enka High School and went to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1965 and was in the Naval Reserve. Mr. Griffin belonged to Dry Pond United Methodist Church, was a member of the Asheville Moose Lodge and former owner of the The Big Occasion Bridal Shop. He was in real estate, was owner of the Mansions R. US Designers for forty years, and owned and operated The Bedding Shop. He also had Jay Productions, had the first Miss Full Figure Pageant in 1984 and had his own T.V. show on designing your home on Real-A Vision in 1985.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Drake Allbright, and a brother, John Griffin.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Charlene Davis Griffin; daughters and son-in-law, Londa Griffin, Tracy Griffin, Lavette Dimsdale, and Melissa and Chris Albright, all of Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth “Kevin” Griffin, Grayson; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, George and Minnie Griffin, Asheville, N.C.; brothers, Jack Letterman, Asheville, N.C., Bill Griffin, Kenneth Griffin and Dennis Griffin, all of Brevard, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Loraine “Sis” Lance and Willa Dean (Wib) Coleman, Billie Oliver, Phyllis and Jerome Roberson, Linda Lou and Hill Breedlove, Kay and John Richardson, all of Asheville, N.C., and Sandra Griffin, Brevard, N.C.; sister-in-law, Johnette Chasteen, Asheville, N.C.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 15, at the Dry Pond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Williams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 17, 2004.

Bobby Parten
Bobby Allen Parten, 64, of Commerce, died Wednesday, November 10, 2004.
A native of Barrow County, he was the son of the late William Ezra and Fairy Bell Owens Parten. Mr. Parten was a retired electrical tester from Westinghouse, a member of the Brotherhood of Electical Workers and a member of the Greater Athens Church of God. He was preceded in death by his son, Russell Parten.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Davis Beauchamp Parten, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, William Allen and Tammy Parten, Dahlonega; step-children, Greg and Stephanie Beauchamp, Nicholson, and Rhonda and Richard Leonard, Danielsville; sister, Lynette Fowler, Winterville; and grandchildren, Brittany Noel Parten, Joshua Allen Parten, Angelia Rae Parten, Kyle Leonard, Chris Leonard, Austin Beauchamp, Conner Beauchamp and Kayla Beauchamp.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 12, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Revs. Leon Pass and Jack Bowen officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 17, 2004.

Jacquelyn Reid
Jacquelyn Gibson Reid, 53, of Jefferson, died Thursday, November 11, following a sudden illness.
She was born August 17, 1951, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late James Aubrey Gibson, Sr. and Sallie Belle Damron Gibson. Mrs. Reid was a homemaker and a member of the Crooked Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lee, and two brothers, John Gordon Gibson and James Aubrey Gibson, Jr.
Survivors include sons, Ronnie Wilson and Andy Reid, both of Jefferson, and Richard Reid, Bethlehem; sisters, Nell Archer and Carol Dills, both of Jefferson, Sue Hawkins, Athens, and Jean Morgan, Watkinsville; one brother, A.G. Gibson, Jefferson; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, at the Redstone Methodist Church with Pastor Roy Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Reid’s nephews served as pallbearers.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 17, 2004.

William McAlister
William Raymond McAlister, 68, of Dothan, Alabama, died Monday, November 8, 2004, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
He was born February 20, 1936, the son of William and Sara McAlister. He was a lifelong resident of Houston County and was retired from the Houston County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. McAlister was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his family, according to loved ones.
Survivors include his wife, Myra Quinn McAlister, Dothan; daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Bill Perry, Panama City, Fla., and Alicia and Lincoln Andrews, Commerce; sons and daughters-in-law, David Lee and Susan McAlister and Ernest Joel and Julie McAlister, all of Birmingham, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Carolyne Perry, William Perry, Sarah Catherine Perry, Lee McAlister, Sam McAlister, Reid McAlister, Justin McAlister, Rebecca McAlister and Lorin Andrews; and brother and sister-in-law, Jerry “Skeet” and Sandra McAlister, Slocomb, Ala.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 11, in the chapel of Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Dothan, Ala., with the Revs. Buddy Hood and Dicky McAlister officiating. Burial was in the Gardens of Memory.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Dothan, Ala., was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 17, 2004.

Joe Cleveland
Joe T. Cleveland, 75, of Commerce, died Sunday, November 14, 2004, at BJC Hospital, Com-merce.
Born May 15, 1929, in Hart County, he was the son of the late Henry K. and Emma Jones Cleveland. He was a mechanic for U.P.S. for 22 years, a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Hartwell, and attended Morning Star Baptist Church, Commerce. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army for 22 years in the Korean conflict and Vietnam and retired as a Staff Sergeant. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ester K. Cleveland, brother, Teasley Cleveland and sisters, Onie York, Irene Adams and Gladys Cathey,
Survivors include sons, Jimmie Cleveland, Commerce and Joel Thomas Cleveland, Cartersville; daughter, Mary C. Bearden, Dahlonega; brothers, Arnold Cleveland, Anderson, S.C., Harold Cleveland and Bill Cleveland, both of Hartwell; sister, Evelyn Gaines, Anderson, S.C.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Terry Cleveland and Lamar Bearden officiating. Burial was in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 17, 2004.

Corine Martin
Corine Dixon Martin, 83, of Athens, died Thursday, November 11, 2004.
A native of Oglethorpe County, she was born March 16, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Granville and Mary Gabriel Dixon. Mrs. Martin was employed with Chicopee Mills and later owned and operated Martin Grocery in the South Jackson area for many years. She was a member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church and the Hope Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fant E. Martin.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Evangeline (Van) M. and Dick Nixon; son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne E. Martin and Janice Carpenter, all of Athens; brothers, Edward Dixon, Athens, and Betty Dixon, Marietta; half-brothers, Bobby Dixon and Aubrey Dixon, both of Athens; half-sisters, Elizabeth Lowe, Athens, Betty Jo Anderson, Carol Wagnon and Doris Parks, all of Hull; grandchildren, Cindy Lee and Ricky Nixon, Athens, Bryan Martin and Dewayne Martin, Marion, N.C.; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Revs. Crist Camden, Elmer Butler and Bud McDonald officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life Team, c/o South Jackson Elementary School, 8144 Jefferson Road, Athens, Ga. 30607.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 17, 2004.

Sharon Dill
Sharon Adams Dill, 48, of Anderson, S.C., died Monday, November 15, 2004, in a hospice house.
She was born in Royston September 21, 1956, and was the daughter of the late Hugh D. Adams and of Mariam Barnett Adams, Danielsville. Mrs. Dill was Administrative Manager of the Anderson County Planning Department, and was of the Pentecostal Holiness denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Dill, and a brother, Keith Adams.
Survivors include her mother and a son, Robert Kyle Dill, Anderson, S.C.; daughter, Jennifer T. Chastain, Anderson, S.C.; step-daughter, Tammie D. McClure, Georgia; brothers, Danny Adams, Carrollton, Troy Adams and Hugh Adams, both of Danielsville; sister, Barbara Watson, Colbert; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, at the Covenant Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Silvey officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Anderson, S.C.
The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce Newsl, November 17, 2004.

Katie Conti
Katie Rosmaryn Conti, 47, of Colbert, died Sunday, November 7, 2004, at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota while undergoing a liver/kidney transplant.
Survivors include her husband of 20 wonderful years, Joe Conti. Colbert; three loving home schooled children, Olivia, Galen and Anna; mother, Gloria, Oglethorpe County; sisters, Alice and Celia, Austin, Tex. and Tampa, Fla.; and a brother, Robert, Kitakyushu, Japan.
Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time.
Memorial contributions may be scheduled to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 400, Kansas City, Missouri 64114.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 17, 2004.

Nina Reeder
Nina Genevieve Thompson Reeder, 76, of Baldwin, died Thursday, November 11, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Miami, Fla., on August 22, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Leo M. and Edith Brown Thompson. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, fishing and gardening, according to loved ones. Mrs. Reeder was preceded in death by sisters, Corrine Shrader and Betty Homestead.
Survivors include her husband, Henson Burnett Reeder Sr., Baldwin; daughters and sons-in-law, Nina and Daniel Skinner and Linda and John Forrester, all of Toccoa, Betty and Wayne Kelsey, Clarkesville, Tina and Kevin Pasley, Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Henson Reeder, Jr. and Jackie, Demorest; brother, Clyde Thompson, Miami, Fla.; sister, Elsie Sapp, Williston, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Charlie Forrester, Jennifer Stewart, Ray Skinner, Tommy Kelsey, Louise Kelsey, Tonya Fugel, Jessica Miller, Lindsey Reeder, Clint Reeder and Brian Pasley; and 14 great-grandchildren, Nick Carter, Courtney Carter, James Thompson, Alisha Thompson, Kyle Forrester, Philomena Kelsey, Bridget Kelsey, Elizabeth Fugel, Julianna Fugel, Gabriel Fugel, Trent Reeder, Courtney Miller, Ashlyn Miller and Cole Miller.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Revs. Brian Stephens, Billy Burrell, Walt Marsh and Jerry Mize officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Youth Ministry, 2175 Antioch Church Road, Mt. Airy, Ga. 30563.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 17, 2004.

Judy Dunn
Judy Turner Dunn, 60, of Royston, died Saturday, November 13, 2004.
She was born in Lamar County on March 17, 1944, the daughter of Mary Ella Ogletree Turner, Barnesville, and the late Hoke S. Turner. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Hoyt J. Dunn, Royston; sons, Casey Scott Dunn and Brian Keith Dunn, both of Doraville; daughter, April Dunn Pitts, Hoschton; grandchildren, Brandon Blake Dunn, Baliee McKenzie Dunn, Scott Curtis Pitts and Lance Dylan Pitts; her mother and brother and sister-in-law, Edward Eugene Turner, Sr. and Louise Turner, Barnesville; sister, Nellie T. Johnson, Barnesville; sister-in-law, Alice S. Turner, Barnesville; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Monday, November 15, at the Dunn Family Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 17, 2004.


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