Jackson County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 15, 2004

Teddy Dunn
Teddy Dunn, 85, of Macon, died Tuesday, December 7, 2004.
Born in Monroe County, Ala., he was the son of the late Sudy and Elizabeth Chunn Dunn. He lived in Moultrie and then on Lake Seminole for 20 years before moving to Macon four years ago. Mr. Dunn was a veteran having served during World War II in the China-India-Burma Theater flying gasoline and supplies over the Hump. After World War II he served in the Air Force Reserves, obtaining the rank of major. He worked as a civilian flight instructor at Spence Air Base in Moultrie until it closed in 1960. Mr. Dunn later retired as a pilot with Saudi Arabian Airlines in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving as post commander of the Moultrie VFW and was a member of the Hump Pilots Association.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Henson Dunn, Macon; two daughters and son-in-law, Brenda Phillips, Milledgeville, and Beverly and Peter Guthrie, Jefferson; a son and daughter-in-law, Buster and Peggy Dunn, Moultrie; two sisters, Lucille Timothy, Uriah, Ala., and Maggie Gulsby, Montgomery, Ala.; two brothers, Issac Dunn, Uriah, Ala., and Mac Dunn, Foley, Ala.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Thursday, December 9, at Arnoldsville Cemetery in Oglethorpe County.
Memorials may be made to Rocky Hill Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Charles L. Dunn, 5230 Rocky Hill Road, Uriah, Al. 36480.
Moores Funeral Home of Milledgeville was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 2004.

Jo Lynn Jones
Jo Lynn McClellan Jones, 55, of Bowersville, died Friday, December 10, 2004, at her residence.
Born December 18, 1948, in Tampa, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Haywood and France Comsie McClellan. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, George “Bruce” Jones, Bowersville; son, John Jones, Sanford, Fla.; daughter, Vicki J. Evanson, Hoschton; sisters, Vickie Mitchell, Hartwell, and Jean Jenkins, Tampa, Fla.; sister-in-law, DeDe McClellan; and four grandchildren, Zach Evanson, Skylar Evanson, Austin Jones and Amber Jones.
Graveside services were held Sunday, December 12, at the Peachtree Memorial Park, Norcross, with the Rev. Benson Bottoms officiating.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 2004.

Patricia Saucier
Patricia Jean Saucier, 47, of Pendergrass, died Saturday, December 11, 2004, following an extended illness.
Born February 10, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Ronald Ward and of Patricia Barnes of Panama City Beach, Fla. She was a homemaker and attended both Center Grove Baptist Church and Community Chapel. Mrs. Saucier was preceded in death by a son, Burch Anno “B.J.” Saucier, Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Burch Anno Saucier, Sr., Pendergrass; children, Joshua Lee Saucier, Talmo, and Clairissa Ann “Cassie” Hansen, Pendergrass; her mother and sisters, Arie Bryant, Jefferson, Debra Crabtree and Patty Browning, both of Louisville, Ky.; brother, Ronnie Ward, Louisville, Ky., half-brothers, Ronnie Barnes, Kansas City, Mo., and Kevin Barnes, Panama City Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Tiffany Saucier, Joshua Saucier, Savannah Saucier, Jacquline Saucier, Jeremiah Saucier and Hunter Saucier.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, in the Center Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenny Sizemore and Coy Ward officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 2004.

‘Punkin’ Doster
James Clyde “Punkin” Doster, 76, of Jefferson, died Friday, December 10, 2004, following a sudden illness.
He was born November 12, 1928, in Jackson County, and was a son of the late Mrs. Odell McDonald Cowart. Mr. Doster was retired, having served as the Jackson County Road Superintendent, a former Deputy Sheriff with Jackson County, and was a Jefferson City Councilman. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia, the American Legion, and was a Mason. He was preceded in death by a son, Reggie Doster.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Nix Doster, Jefferson; sister, Jewel Warren, South Carolina; and first cousins, Peggy Mathews, Macon, and Bobby McDonald, Atlanta.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 12, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Black, Chad Black, Benjamin Wilson, Daniel Wilson, Jeffrey Phillips and Jerry Hanley.
Evans Funeral Home, Jef-ferson, was in charge of ar-rangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 2004.

Kate Walker
Kate Patton Walker, 90, of Pendergrass, died Monday, December 13, 2004, following an extended illness.
Born December 11, 2004, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late George and Dove Huntsinger Patton. She was a homemaker and was a Baptist. Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by her husband, Brown Walker.
Survivors include daughters, Linda Parker, Pendergrass, Sue Mealor, Athens, Yvonne Garrett, Gainesville, Betty Jean Cagle, South Carolina, and Bessie Strayhorn, Dawsonville; son, Kenneth Walker, Athens; sisters, Elvie Patterson, Mary Seabolt and Myrtle Bray, all of Dahlonega; brother, J.P. Patton, Gainesville; 25 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 15, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Junior Evans, Bob Garrett and Mike Gaines officiating. Burial was in the Wahoo Baptist Church Cemetery, Lumpkin County. Pallbearers were Leonard Garrett, Terry Garrett, Chris Walker, Danny Parker, James Lee and Jimmy Cagle.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 2004.

Eunice Segers
Eunice Freeman Segers, 81, of Danielsville, died Saturday, December 11, 2004.
Born July 8, 1923, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Sarah Sims Freeman. She was a talented seamstress, a wonderful cook, and a gardener known throughout the community as the “Rose Lady”, according to family members. She shared her beautiful roses with many over the years. She was loved by her family, children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter and was anticipating the birth of her first great-grandson. She was blessed with knowledge, wisdom, love, compassion and understanding. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Segers was an active member of Danielsville United Methodist Church, a devoted member of the United Methodist Women for more than 50 years, and was awarded for many years of work with the American Cancer Society. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sadie Lanier and two brothers, Roy Freeman and Paul Freeman.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Richard Osgood, Poquoson, Va., and MaryLynn and Mark Phillips, Hull; son, Donald F. Segers, Danielsville; brother, Charles Freeman, Nicholson; sister, Lucy Korten, Edwards, Wash.; three grandsons, Chris Osgood, Poquoson, Va., Daniel Osgood, Hampton, Va., and Ryan Phillips, Danielsville; granddaughter and finance, Candi Phillips and Luis Macias, Duluth; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Osgood, Poquoson, Va.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, at Danielsville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mike McLemore and Calvin Ward officiating. Burial was in the Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Danielsville United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Irella Glenn, PO Box 204, Danielsville, Ga. 30633.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 2004.


Loria Hardman
Loria Mae Phillips Hardman, 95, of Carlton, died Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at the Winder Health Care Center.
Born in Jackson County March 8, 1909, she was the daughter of the late O.A. and Rilla Curthers Phillips. She was a retired seamstress and attended the New Haven Holiness Church. Mrs. Hardman was preceded in death by her husband, William Bethel Hardman, a son, Odean Hardman, brothers, Alfred, Albert, Linnie and Lonney Phillips, and sisters, Margie Brown and Orlee Baldwin.
Survivors include sons, Thomas Hardman and Elmer Hardman, both of Carlton; daughters, Thelma Drake, Danielsville, and Elizabeth Beck, Winder; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
The body is at the home, 259 Bellew-Drake Road, Carlton, where the family will receive friends after lunch on Thursday, November 16. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, prior to the funeral services which will be held Friday, December 17, at 2 p.m. at the New Haven Holiness Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 2004.

Katie Bell
Katie Lee Griffith Bell, 55, of Carnesville, died Monday, December 13, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Born in Franklin County October 6, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Sewell Lee and Margie Elizabeth Smith Griffith. She was a homemaker and a Christian. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Dwayne Brown and a brother, William Lee Griffith.
Survivors include her husband, Michael L. Bell, Carnesville; a son, Timothy Rex Brown, Gainesville; sisters, Brenda Ann Truitt, Tignall, Reba S. Weed, Arnoldsville, Betty Dodd, Commerce, Mary Rowland Tiller, Elberton, Sara Lee Dale, Royston, and Annie Lou Epps, Dewy Rose; a brother, John R. Griffith, Bowman; two grandchildren; and best friend, Kathrine Smith, Lavonia.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 16, at 2 p.m. at the Zidon Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Avant and Charles Elrod officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pruitt Funeral Home. The body will be placed at the church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements,.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 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, and Teressa Savage, Winterville; son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Melanie Savage, Watkins-ville; six grandchildren, Crystal and George Nunn, Crawfordville, Tiffany and Stephanie Savage, Watkins-ville, Russ Witcher, South Korea, and 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 were held Thursday, December 9, at the Saxon Road Baptist Church with David Gattie officiating. Burial was in the Huff Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews and grandsons, Andy Witcher, Alan Witcher, George Nunn, Allan Savage, Charles Savage and Frank Savage.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 15, 2004.

Henry Moon
John Henry Moon, Sr., 85, of Toccoa, died Thursday, December 9, 2004, at the BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born December 25, 1918, in Elbert County, he was the son of the late George Henry and Mattie Lou Yeargin Moon. He lived most of his life in Stephens County and was retired from LeTourneau - WABCO after forty years of service. He served in the C.C. Camp, attended Toccoa Falls Training Program and attended Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mr. Moon was preceded in death by four brothers, Dorsey Moon, Aubrey Moon, Phillip Moon and J.E. Moon and by two sisters, Addy Stone and Corine Kinard.
Survivors include his wife, Jenelle Willis Moon, Toccoa; step-mother, Velma Moon, Greenwood, S.C.; four sons and daughters-in-law, John H. “Johnny” Moon, Jr. and Dianne Moon, Clarkesville, George Thomas “Tommy” and Annette Moon, Flowery Branch, David Barry and Dianne Moon, Toccoa, Joel Robert “Robby” and Cheryl Moon, Commerce; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Moon, Royston, and Walter Moon, Greenwood, S.C.; three sisters, Mildred Slay and Lou Yeargin, both of Elberton; Ruth Raborn, Augusta; two step-sisters, Sally Alexander and Louise Raborn, both of Greenwood, S.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Scott and Leon Gathany officiating. Pallbearers were John Moon, Paul Moon, Brett Moon, Jeremy Moon, Jay Moon, Andy Moon, and Dennis Breedlove. Burial was in the Roselane Cemetery
Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 15, 2004.

Sadie Highfill
Sadie Clark Highfill, 73, of Commerce, died Friday, December 10, 2004.
She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Coile and Omie Carroll Clark and was a member of Living Word Worship Center. Mrs. Highfill was preceded in death by her husband, John Highfill.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Highfill, Commerce; three sisters, Daisy Porter and Lillie Mae Jackson, both of Jefferson, and Beatrice Conner, Conyers; a brother, Odel Clark, Jefferson; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 12, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Mark Mobley officiating. Burial was in the Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 15, 2004.

Bobbie Coppage
Bobbie Evelyn Coppage, 78, of Commerce, died Friday, December 10, 2004, at the Lilburn Health and Rehabilitation Center, following an extended illness.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Jean Campbell, Lilburn, and Linda Sue Harvey White, Commerce; two sisters, Virginia Verzi, Wheaton, Md., and Nancy Margaret Bell, Delaware; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens with Bishop Bruce Hollett officiating.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 15, 2004.
Kenneth Puckett
Kenneth Walter Puckett, 35, died Wednesday, December 8, 2004.
A native of Clarke County, he was the son of Kay Carter Bradberry of Commerce and the late Roy R. Puckett.
Survivors include his wife, Tanya Buck Puckett; children, Alicia Puckett, Nicholson, Amber Puckett and Autumn Puckett, both of Athens; three sisters, Linda Benton, Danielsville, Janice Bullock, Hull, and Michelle Oglesby, Commerce; three brothers, Mike Puckett, Bogart, Danny Puckett, Commerce, and Bobby Bradberry, Watkins-ville; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home WEST with the Revs. Stevie Coomes, William Whitfield, and Eddie Dean officiating. Burial was in the Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home EAST, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 15, 2004.

Henrietta Wooten
Henrietta Rachael Wooten, 57, of Lula, died Saturday, December 11, 2004, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County January 12, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Rosie Cragg Kelly. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Wooten was preceded in death by a brother, James Kelley and a sister, Pauline Fleming.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Wooten, Sr., Lula; daughter, Jolene Kelley Wooten Davidson, Mt. Airy; son, Charles Timothy Wooten, Lula; brother Ernest Kelley, Cornelia; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 15, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Loyd Martin officiating.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 15, 2004.

Katie Bell
Katie Lee Griffith Bell, 55, of Carnesville, died Monday, December 13, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Born in Franklin County October 6, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Sewell Lee and Margie Elizabeth Smith Griffith. She was a homemaker and a Christian. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Dwayne Brown and a brother, William Lee Griffith.
Survivors include her husband, Michael L. Bell, Carnesville; a son, Timothy Rex Brown, Gainesville; sisters, Brenda Ann Truitt, Tignall, Reba S. Weed, Arnoldsville, Betty Dodd, Commerce, Mary Rowland Tiller, Elberton, Sara Lee Dale, Royston, and Annie Lou Epps, Dewy Rose; a brother, John R. Griffith, Bowman; two grandchildren; and best friend, Kathrine Smith, Lavonia.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 16, at 2 p.m. at the Zidon Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Avant and Charles Elrod officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pruitt Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements,.
The Commerce News, December 15, 2004.

Kenneth Puckett
Kenneth Walter Puckett, 35, died Wednesday, December 8, 2004.
A native of Clarke County, he was the son of Kay Carter Bradberry of Commerce and the late Roy R. Puckett.
Survivors include his wife, Tanya Buck Puckett; children, Alicia Puckett, Nicholson, Amber Puckett and Autumn Puckett, both of Athens; three sisters, Linda Benton, Danielsville, Janice Bullock, Hull, and Michelle Oglesby, Commerce; three brothers, Mike Puckett, Bogart, Danny Puckett, Commerce, and Bobby Bradberry, Watkinsville; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home WEST with the Revs. Stevie Coomes, William Whitfield, and Eddie Dean officiating. Burial was in the Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home EAST, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 2004.

L.M. Campbell
L.M. Campbell, 80, of Maysville, died Tuesday, De-cember 14, 2004, at his residence.
He was born in White County August 28, 1924, and was the son of the late Samuel Hamilton and Leona Dyer Campbell. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Lighthouse Congregational Holiness Church. Mr. Campbell was a veteran having served in the United States Navy in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie M. Adams Campbell and a son, Larry Campbell.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Campbell, Mays-ville, and Marcell Campbell, Jefferson; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 18, at the Lighthouse Congregational Holi-ness Church with the Rev. Winfred Bingham officiating.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of ar-rangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 2004.


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