Jackson County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 24, 2004

‘Sammie’ Hutchins
Lillian “Sammie” Parks Hutchins, 90, of Winder, died Friday, November 19, 2004.
She was born in Barrow County, the daughter of the late John and Eula Cruse Parks and was a member of Auburn First Baptist Church. Mrs. Hutchins was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Hutchins.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Richard Jenkins, Winder; grandchildren and spouses, Steve and Lynn Mason, Auburn, and Jan and Craig Epling; step-granddaughter, Carey Caldwell, Lawrenceville; step-granddaughter and spouse, Jeff and Joanna Denard and; great-grandson, Christian Hutchins Epling; step-great-grandchildren and spouse, Brooke and Payton Denard and Btitt Hood; sisters, Johnnie Smith, Auburn, and Lourene Baird, Braselton; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Doris Parks, Auburn.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 21, at Smith Funeral Home with the Revs. Kenneth Brewer, Chris Parkin, and Doctor C.B. Skelton officiating. Burial was in the Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 24, 2004.

Rilla McGinnis
Rilla Fortson McGinnis, 84, of Nicholson, died Saturday, November 20, 2004, at the BJC Hospital following an extended illness.
She was preceded in death by a son Larry McGinnis and two sisters, Eva Mae Bray and Ellen Allen.
Survivors include her husband, Hoyt McGinnis, Nicholson; son, Keith McGinnis, Nicholson; daughter, Rebecca Vincent, Adairsville; three brothers, Tom Fortson and Frank Fortson, both of Colbert; and Carl Fortson, Ohio; three grandchildren, Corey Vincent, Tori and Mikkie McGinnis.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 22, at the Cabin Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Troy Herbert officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 24, 2004.

Elaine Edgar
Mrs. Elaine Bowen Edgar, 65, Winder, died Thursday, November 18, 2004.
Born in Barrow County, she was the daughter of the late G.I. “Poss” and Vera Rutledge Bowen. She was preceded in death by a son, Mike Edgar.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Edgar; son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Janet Edgar, Winder; two brothers, Richard Bowen and Steve Bowen, both of Winder; one sister, Dianne Ivey, Winder; and three grandchildren, Quinn, Anna and Jesse Edgar.
The funeral was held Saturday, November 20, at Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. John Burchfield officiating. Burial was in Chapel Christian Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 24, 2004.

Cecil Bradshaw
Cecil Bradshaw, 70, of Bogart, died November 18, 2004.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Henry J. and Fleta King Bradshaw. He was retired from Reliance Electric and was a veteran of the United States Army.
Funeral services were Saturday, November 20, in the chapel of Lord and Stephens West with the Rev. Stephen Coomes officiating. Burial was in Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Paul Bradshaw Jr., Jeff Dalton, David Puckett, Bryon Gordon, Rex Allen and Alex Huff.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Bradshaw; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Shannon Bradshaw, Bogart; daughter, Dawn Bradshaw, Bogart; two sisters, Norma Gordon and Mary Ann Gordon, both of Athens; brother, Paul Bradshaw Sr., Bogart; and six grandchildren.
Lord and Stephens West was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 24, 2004.


Nancy Bauer
Nancy Ann Bauer, 61, of Commerce, died Sunday, November 21, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illness.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Joan Biederman, Chicago, Ill. and Joyce Garrett, Commerce.
The family will receive friends at Ivie Funeral Home Friday, November 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by a service in the chapel with the Rev. Jeff Appling officiating. Entomb-ment will be at a later date in Cicero, Illinois.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 24, 2004.

‘Billy’ Page
William Albert “Billy” Page Sr., 68, Hiawassee, formerly of Athens, died Wednesday, November 17, 2004.
A native of Winder, he was the son of the late Green and Stella Chapman Page. He was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Page was also a member of the Gideons and manager of Dills Food Store. He had previously been manager of Bell’s Grocery in Athens.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Sue Delay Page, Hiawassee; son, William Albert Page Jr.; daughters, Elizabeth Darlene Shackelford and Debra Elaine Fournier; seven grandchildren, William Levi Fournier, Amber Diane Fournier, Trey Page, Krystal Page, Angie Crockett, Tessie Garrett and James Brown; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons, P.O. BOx 449, Winder, Ga., 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 24, 2004.

‘Tom’ Leverette, Sr.
Thomas Lee “Tom” Leverette, Sr., 57, of Nicholson, died Friday, November 19, 2004, in the Athens Regional Hospital, Athens.
Born September 25, 1947, in Greenwood, Mississippi, he was the son of Hazel Harbert Leverette Roberson and the late James Leverette. He lived most of his life in the northeast Georgia area, was vice-president in charge of sales for the Patterson Pump Company in Toccoa, and was a member of Tates Creek Baptist church. He was preceded in death by a brother Jimmy Leverette.
Survivors include his wife, Kaye Wilkinson Leverette, Nicholson; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Matthew Pethel, Jefferson; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Lee Leverette, Jr. and Jane Leverette, Hartwell; brother, Pete Leverette, Greenwood, Miss.; and grandchildren, Anna Pethel, Phillip Leverette, and Matthew Leverette; his mother and step-father, Hazel and Buster Roberson, Smackover, Ark.; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Warren and Allene Wilkinson, Toccoa.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 22, at Tates Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerrell Beatty, Donald Little, Steve McIntyre, and Garry Garrison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Terrell Wilkinson, Daryl Snyder, Winston Phillips, Albert Huber, Mark Wilkinson, Jr. and Jack Claxton. Members of the Sales Department of Patterson Pump served as honorary escort.
Memorials may be made to the Tates Creek Church Building Fund, 4258 Georgia Hwy 184, Toccoa, Ga. 30577.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 24, 2004.


Alissa Marie Smith
Alissa Marie Smith, infant, of Homer, died Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta.
She was the daughter of Reggie and Tara Herring Smith, Homer.
Survivors include grandparents, Joey and Kimberly Smith, Homer, and Will and Cheryl Herring, Commerce; great-grandparents, Martha and Lewis Young, Gainesville, Edward and Emma Smith, Homer, and Will D. Herring, Sr., and Azalle Herring, Winder.
Graveside services were held Monday, November 22, at the cemetery of the First Baptist Church in Homer with the Revs. Fred Wilson and Will Herring officiating.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 24, 2004.

James Wood
James Autson Wood, 75, of Nicholson, died Sunday, November 21, 2004, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Wood was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Wood,
Survivors include sons, James M. Wood and Billy Wood, both of Nicholson; daughters, Hilda Faye Wilson, Commerce, and Trish Muthee, Marietta; brothers, Edward Wood and John Wood, both of Athens, Robert Wood, Fitzgerald and Donald Wood, Commerce; one sister, Donnie Wood, Athens; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 23, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Hardy and Luther Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 24, 2004.

Robert Bond
Robert Lee Bond, 48, Las Vegas, Nev., was killed in a car accident Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004.
He was born June 26, 1956, in Royston, the son of the late Wallace Berry Bond and Lula Freeman and the grandson of Henrietta Hilley Bond, Danielsville, and the late Carson Bond. He was also the grandson of the late Lee and Etta Holcomb Freeman, Royston. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Tina Marie Bond.
Mr. Bond was a devoted husband and father and a dedicated Christian, who served Jesus Christ through a prison ministry, family members stated. He was also proud to have served his country in the United States Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Lou Bond, and young daughter, Savanna, Las Vegas; mother, Lula Bass, Hull; stepmother, Charlotte Collins Bond, Danielsville; sister, Ruth Bond Howell, Spartanburg, S.C.; brothers, Buck, Mike and Johnny Johnson and Toby Bass, Danielsville.
Other survivors are his precious daughters, Julie and Amber Bond and sons, Jason and Robert Andrew Bond of Lakeland, Fla., and a very special “brother-like” cousin, Alan Bond of Danielsville; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 18, at the International Church of Las Vegas. Pallbearers were Jason and Andrew Bond, Danny Johnson, Jesse Goulart, Ron Tozier and Ron Reid.
The funeral arrangements were handled by Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne, Las Vegas, Nev.
The Commerce News, November 24, 2004.

Betty Nolan
Betty Case Nolan, 72, of Comer, died Thursday, November 18, 2004, at Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida.
Born in Cedartown, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Case and Lydia Rice Evans. Over the years Mrs. Nolan lived in several cities in Georgia including Rome, Acworth, Valdosta and Stone Mountain. In 1980 she relocated to Comer from Stone Mountain where she worked for Dupont Nemours, Inc. as an Executive Secretary. She was a member of Comer Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for several years. More recently and prior to her death she was a member of Vineyard Creek Baptist Church where she also served as a Sunday school teacher. She was an avid Bible student who loved her Lord Jesus, according to family members, and was an accomplished artist with expertise in drawing and painting.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Clyde David Nolan; son, Patrick David Nolan; friend Deanna Lynn Craft, Hiram; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Lydia Nolan and Dr. Richard E. Davis, Weston, Fla., and Dr. Lisa Kay Nolan, Ames, Iowa; cousin who was as close as a sister, Carolyn Daves, Austell.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 24, at 2:30 p.m. at Vineyard Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Larry Green and the Rev. Dewitt Waters officiating. Pallbearers will be deacons of the church. Honorary pallbearers will be Aubrey Thomas and James Page. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Southeast Florida, 309 S.E. 18th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33316.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 24, 2004.

Clay Cleveland
Clay K. Cleveland, 69, Bowman, died Thursday, November 18, 2004.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Cleveland was the son of the late Carl and Mozelle Alewine Cleveland. He was a retired United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Cleveland.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Christopher Cleveland, Bowman; a son, Kurt Kramer, Gilbert, Ariz.; a daughter, Kelli Imlay, Snohomish, Wash.; three step-children, Carmelita Mangum, Palaski, Miss., Roseanna Reed, Athens, and Chris Baker, Sudan, Texas; three sisters, Anita Cleveland, Asheville, N.C., Jan Cleveland, Asheville, N.C., Joyce Vassar, Pelzer, S.C.; a brother, Bruce Cleveland, Elberton; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Final arrangements will be made at a later date for burial in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 24, 2004.

Ida Peterman
Ida Lee Peterman, 85, Alto, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004.
Ms. Peterman was born on July 7, 1919, in Banks County, Georgia. She was a member of B.C. Grant Baptist Church and was retired from Carwood Manufacturing Company, with 25 years of service.
She is survived by one son, Dwight Peterman, Alto.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 20, at the B.C. Grant Baptist Church Cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 24, 2004.

Laura Bradshaw
Laura Mae Conwell Bradshaw, 78, of Athens, died Monday, November 22, 2004.
A native of Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Salley Echols Crowe. She was a seamstress for Blue Bell Sewing Plant, a former member of Meadow Baptist Church and currently had been a member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Bradshaw was preceded in death by her first husband, Dallas Conwell, and her second husband, Robert Bradshaw, a son, Wesley Conwell, four brothers, Crawford, Henry, George and Robert Crowe, and four sisters, Lucy Adams, Mary Patton, Edna Patton and Cornelia Pass.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Marks, Athens; two sons, James Conwell, Nicholson and Dennis Conwell, Ila; a brother, the Rev. William Crowe, Gainesville; eight grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 24, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home with the Revs. Tommy Cowart, Chris Camdon, and Terry Stutes officiating. Burial will be in the Meadow Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Conwell, Shawn Conwell, Ben Nunley, Cory Coile, Robert Abbott and John Kinman.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday, November 23, from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, Ga. 306045.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 24, 2004.


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