Jackson County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 8, 2004

Gilbert Nicholson
Gilbert Austin Nicholson, 63, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at his residence.
Born January 27, 1941, in Polk County, Tenn., he was the son of the late Elsie Johnson and Clyde Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson was retired from Lucent and was a member of Dewey Rose Church of God of Prophecy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Wilkinson Nicholson.
Survivors include sons, Russell Nicholson, Anderson, S.C., and Shane Nicholson, Gainesville; step-sons, Eric Daniels, Commerce, Aaron Daniels and Darren Daniels, both of Carnesville; daughter, Gail Looney, Jefferson; brother, Roger Nicholson, Chattanooga, Tenn.; sisters, Debbie Barnett, Covington, Carolyn Baine, Rocky Face, Alice Griffith, Turtle Town, Tenn., Lois Ware, Marble, N.C., and Rita Eskew, Conyers; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 4, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Revs. Dorsey Holmes and Gerry Gaddis officiating. Burial was in the New Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 8, 2004.

Jerry Miller
Jerry Michael Miller, 52, of Arcade, died Thursday, December 2, 2004, following a sudden illness.
Born February 20, 1952, in Fulton County, he was the son of the late Andy C. Miller and Annie Mae Jenkins Miller of Arcade. Mr. Miller was cremated.
Survivors including his mother are sisters, Sandra Sanders, Arcade, Teresa Sanders, and Barbara Bland, both of Winder; and a brother, Roger Miller, Arcade.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 8, 2004.

Marvin Kiley
Marvin Kiley, 70, of Lawrenceville, died Sun-day, December 5, 2004, at Joan Glancey Hospital in Duluth.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Jesse and Bertha Kidd Kiley. He was the former operator of Briarcliff Village Texaco in Tucker. Mr. Kiley was a veteran having served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include two sisters, Jewell Miller, Social Circle and Carol Turk, Royston; two brothers, E.M. “Buck” Kiley, Auburn and Troy Clenton Kiley, Hoschton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 7, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Mr. Bill Banks and the Rev. Gene Turk officiating. Burial was in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Braselton.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 8, 2004.

Danielle Ashley
Danielle Fowler Ashley, 21, of Jefferson, died Friday, December 3, 2004, from injuries received in an auto accident.
She was born in Clarke County, the daughter of Danny Joe Fowler, Jefferson, and Angelia Kay Elem Wilson, Winder. She was a homemaker and was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Eric Charles Ashley, Jefferson, a son, Dylan Charles Ashley, Jefferson; two sisters, Kenzie Marie Wilson, Winder, and Dana Joe Hanson, Jefferson; grandparents, Marie Hardman Elem, Commerce, William H. Elem, Jefferson; and step-father, Kenny Wilson, Winder.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 7, 2004, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial was in Evans Memory Gardens, Jefferson.
Memorials may be made to the Ashley Family Memorial Fund, c/o Brenda Standridge, 1783 Jackson Trail Road, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements
The Jackson Herald, December 8, 2004.

‘Bunt’ Compton
Bernice “Bunt” Hulda Compton, of Comer, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at her residence.
Born in Franklin County she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Hulda Burnette Dobbs. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, for which she had an avid love for. Mrs. Compton loved serving the Lord and she loved her church. She cared for her family and was a loving mother, according to members of her family. She enjoyed flowering, gardening, cooking and canning. She was preceded in death by a brother, Red Dobbs.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Fred Watson Compton; daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Mark Threlkeld, Comer, and Tracey and Kerry Bakker, Columbus, Miss.; son, Charlie Compton, Comer; sisters, Annette Thomas, Comer, Lula Hart, Sandy Cross; brother, Howard Dobbs, Ila; grandchildren, Clay Compton, Randy Compton, Cody Threlkeld, Taylor Bakker, Katy Bakker; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 4, at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. James Page and James Creason officiating. Pallbearers were Clay Compton, Randy Compton, Cody Threlkeld, Phil Thomas, Grady Threlkeld, Jim Threlkeld, Dennis Wood and Glenn Wood. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Vista Care Hospice or Oak Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 15, 2004.

Lorene Scott
Lorene Margaret Ander-son Scott, 83, of Commerce, died Monday, December 6, 2004, at BJC Medical Center.
Born November 15, 1921, in Banks County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel T. and Ruchia Veal Anderson. Mrs. Scott was a retired nurse’s aide and a member of Unity Christian Church, Maysville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack T. Scott, and a son, Michael Scott.
Survivors include a son, Russell Scott, Commerce; sister, Leone Holbrook, Maysville; three grandchildren, Derrick Scott and Lisa Almond, both of Charlotte, N.C., and Jeffery Scott, Concord, N.C.; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 8, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Harris officiating. Burial was in the Unity Christian Church Cemetery, Maysville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 8, 2004.

Chelsey Ashley
Chelsey Diane Ashley, 2, of Jefferson, died Saturday, December 4, 2004, from injuries received in an auto accident.
Born in Barrow County, she was the daughter of Eric Charles Ashley of Jefferson and the late Danielle Fowler Ashley.
Survivors other than her father, include a brother, Dylan Charles Ashley, Jefferson; grandparents, Angelia Kay and Kenny Wilson, Winder, Danny Joe Fowler, Jefferson, Randy James Ashley, Watkinsville and Betty Sue Sartain, Elberton; great-grandparents, Paulette Oatley, Bethlehem, Marie Hardman Elem, Commerce, and William H. Elem, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 7, 2004, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial was in Evans Memory Gardens, Jefferson.
Memorials may be made to the Ashley Family Memorial Fund, c/o Brenda Standridge, 1783 Jackson Trail Road, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 8, 2004.

Linda Carter
Linda Carter, 64, of Tucker, died Tuesday, November 30, 2004.
Survivors include a son, Scott Carter, Hull; daughter, Amy Carter, Norcross; mother, Violet Ross, Franklin; brothers, Brad Davis, Newnan and Kenneth Davis, Flowery Branch; grandchildren, Ashley, Samantha, Zachary and Tyler.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 3, in the chapel of Wages and Sons, Stone Mountain Chapel. Burial was in Eternal Hills.
Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 8, 2004.

Horace Savage
Horace Russell Savage, 75, of Watkinsville, died Monday, December 6, 2004.
A native of Oconee County, he was born July 7, 1929, to the late William Dean and Ollie Ree Durham Savage. Mr. Savage was a veteran of the Korean War and later retired from General Wire and Cable in Watkinsville in 1992 after 29 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Savage.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Barbara Savage; daughters, Jill Witcher, Farmington, Teressa Savage, Winterville; son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Melanie Savage, Watkinsville; six grandchildren, Crystal and George Nunn, Crawfordville, Tiffany and Stephanie Savage, Watkinsville, Russ Witcher, South Korea, Andy and Alan Witcher, Athens; three great-grandchildren; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Lula and Eddie Benedict, Athens, Jean and Dick Bell, Watkinsville, Nancy Berliner, West Palm Beach, Fla., Ollie Van, Hampton, Fla., Macie Vitug, Maysville; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon and Pauline Savage, Watkinsville, and Virgil and Hilda Savage, Dewey Rose.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, at 1 p.m. at the Saxon Road Baptist Church with David Gattie officiating. Burial will follow at Huff Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and grandsons, Andy Witcher, Alan Witcher, George Nunn, Allan Savage, Charles Savage and Frank Savage.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, December 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 8, 2004.

James Johnson
James M. Johnson, 63, of Winder, died Tuesday, December 7, 2004.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late C.W. and Ada Mae Nix Johnson. He was a member of Lebanon Methodist Church, attending Winder First Presbyterian Church, and was retired from Barrow Manufacturing where he was a supervisor for 40 years. Mr. Johnson was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Johnson, Winder; son, Wesley Johnson, Jefferson; daughter, Joann Hubert, Watkinsville, two grandchildren, Jay Hubert and Larianna Johnson; and two brothers, Jerry Johnson and David Johnson, both of Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, at 2 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel with the Rev. Gary Hilliard officiating. Burial will be in the Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Barrow County Unit, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B-2, Athens, Ga. 30605.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 8, 2004.

Jerry Miller
Jerry Michael Miller, 52, of Arcade, died Thursday, December 2, 2004, following a sudden illness.
Born February 20, 1952, in Fulton County, he was the son of the late Andy C. Miller and Annie Mae Jenkins Miller of Arcade. Mr. Miller was cremated.
Survivors including his mother are sisters, Sandra Sanders, Arcade, Teresa Sanders, and Barbara Bland, both of Winder; and a brother, Roger Miller, Arcade.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 8, 2004.
Marvin Kiley
Marvin Kiley, 70, of Lawren-ceville, died Sun-day, December 5, 2004, at Joan Glancey Hospital in Duluth.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Jesse and Bertha Kidd Kiley. He was the former operator of Briarcliff Village Texaco in Tucker. Mr. Kiley was a veteran having served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include two sisters, Jewell Miller, Social Circle and Carol Turk, Royston; two brothers, E.M. “Buck” Kiley, Auburn and Troy Clenton Kiley, Hoschton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 7, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Mr. Bill Banks and the Rev. Gene Turk officiating. Burial was in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Braselton.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 8, 2004.

Lavora Bunker
Lavora Lovett Bunker, 75, of Hull, died Friday, December 3, 2004.
A native of Glenn County, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Ettie Meeks Lovett. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Athens.
Survivors include her husband, Julian Paul Anderson; three children, David Bunker, Jacksonville, Fla., and Donna Bunker and Tammy Pickens, both of Hull; a brother, Merritt Lovett, Bay Minette, Ala.; and a sister, Joyce Newman, Waverly; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 7, at the First Penetecostal Church with the Rev. Chris Berdon officiating.
Berstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 8, 2004.

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