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OBITUARY PAGE - JUNE 30, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GEORGIA

MRS. FRANKS
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Edith Benton Franks, 93, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Franks was born July 12, 1905. She was a daughter of the late Theo and Mary Sanders Benton.
Mrs. Franks was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert H. Franks.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Fred Heard officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.
The Jackson Herald, June 30, 1999

MR. EDWARDS
Riverside Baptist Church member
JEFFERSON - Dennis Lee Edwards, 68, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Edwards was born July 16, 1930. He was a son of the late Samuel Preston and Della Church Edwards.
Mr. Edwards was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War, and was retired from the poultry industry. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Fleeman.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 29, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Wesley Purcell, Luther Williams and Thomas Doster officiating. Burial was in the Oconee Baptist Church cemetery. James Dumas, Thomas Love, Brantley Prickett, Greg McDonald, Vince Mercardante and Danny Sudderth served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Poole Edwards; sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew and Pam Edwards and Phillip and Nan Edwards, all of Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Chris Lane, Jefferson, and Melinda and Joe Satterfield, Maysville; three brothers, William Edwards and James Edwards, both of Jefferson, and Doug Edwards, Spartanburg, S.C.; nine grandchildren; special nephew and niece, Johnny and Lynn Martin; and a special friend, Frances Vandiver.
The Jackson Herald, June 30, 1999

MISS MCDOUGALD
Granddaughter
of countian
WINDER - Miss Ashley McDougald, 14, died Monday, June 21, 1999, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Miss McDougald is the daughter of Tammie Barnette McDougald, Snellville, and Alan L. McDougald, Winder.
A native of Barrow County, she was an eighth grade student at Russell Middle School in Winder, where she was a member of the band and an honor roll student. Miss McDougald was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Dallas McDougald, and grandmother, Carolyn Cross Barnette.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 23, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Revs. Gary Carlyle and Bobbie Black officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church cemetery, Hoschton.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two brothers, Chris McDougald, Winder, and Kevin McDougald, Snellville; paternal grandmother, Marian McDougald, Hoschton; maternal grandfather, Richard Barnette, Statham; and several aunts and uncles.
The Jackson Herald, June 30, 1999
MRS. STRICKLAND
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Gertrude Bridges Strickland, 82, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Strickland was born February 13, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Clifford Lee and Ada Phelps Bridges.
Mrs. Strickland was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.F. Strickland.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Moons Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Troy Strickland, Commerce; and two grandchildren.
The Jackson Herald, June 30, 1999

MR. MOTE
Heavy equipment operator
WINDER - Jerry M. Mote, 48, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Walton Medical Center, Monroe, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Mote was a son of the late Charlie Levi Mote Jr. and the late Kathryn Annette Mote.
He was employed as a heavy equipment operator with B & A Construction Company, Gainesville, and was a member of the Church of Winder.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Larry Youngblood officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Michael Mote Arnold, Norcross; two sisters, Janice Edwards, Hoschton, and Kathy Mote, Winder; friend, Melvina Collins, Winder; and several step-children.
The Jackson Herald, June 30, 1999

MRS. ROBERTS
Mother of countians
WINDER - Mrs. Carolyn Jane Roberts, 63, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Roberts was a daughter of Clara Belle Riley Bingham, Ft. Worth, Texas, and the late William Horace Bingham.
She was formerly employed with Midland Superette and the senior citizen center.
A memorial service was held Monday, June 28, in Smith's Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three sons, Harold "Robby" Roberts Jr., Buford, Bill Roberts, Winder, and Christopher "Jay" Roberts, Jefferson; four daughters, Melinda Davis, Winder, Becky Smith, Jefferson, Patricia Leverett, Auburn, and Beth Roberts, Monroe; one brother, Thomas Bingham, Ft. Worth, Texas; one sister, Kathy Kovacs, San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The Jackson Herald, June 30, 1999

MRS. BROWN
Atlanta native
NEW BERN, N.C. - Mrs. Barbara Patricia Horne Brown died Tuesday, June 22, 1999.
Mrs. Brown was born in Atlanta August 2, 1933, the daughter of Willie Patricia "Pat" Anderson Horne Simmons and the late Robert Fouche Horne Sr.
She attended Sacred Heart High in Atlanta, and worked as church secretary at the First Presbyterian Church of Orange, Calif., the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, and Colonial Church in Prairie Village, Kan.
Mrs. Brown was married to the late Thomas N. Brown in 1950 at Ponce de Leon Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, at Winship Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, with the Rev. Herb Archer officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Nannette Patricia Brown Rod, Overland Park, Kan., and Barbara Lilleen Brown Hammond; four brothers, Robert Fouche Horne Jr., James Morgan Simmons, Jerry Thomas Simmons and George Gerald Simmons; one sister, Donna Miller; and one granddaughter, Ashley Fouche Hammond, Greenville, N.C.
The Jackson Herald, June 30, 1999

MR. SMITH
Retired union plasterer
NICHOLSON - Carl Paul Smith, 86, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Smith was born March 23, 1913. He was a son of the late George Oscar and Emma Robertson Smith.
Mr. Smith was a retired union plasterer and was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Jackson Smith
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Richard Cathy and Bob Bone officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include his children, "The Seven G's"; two brothers, Hoyt R. Smith and Roy Neal Smith, both of Nicholson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Antioch United Methodist Church Bicentennial Fund, 490 Tolbert Trail, Nicholson, GA 30565.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The Jackson Herald, June 30, 1999


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