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OBITUARY PAGE - JULY 21, 1999 - COMMERCE, GEORGIA

Gerald E. Emans
Gerald Everett Emans, 66, of Commerce, formerly of Natick, Mass., died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
A native of Owosso, Mich., Mr. Emans was born September 4, 1932. He was a son of the late Charles William and Dorothea Lillian Emans.
Mr. Emans was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from Polaroid Camera Co., with 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothea Emans.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 19, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Emans, Framingham, Mass., David S. Emans, Campton, N.H., and Gerald Jr. Emans, Demorest; three daughters, JoAnn Anderson, Natick, Mass., Diana Ascheman, Holland, Mich., and MaryLou Kellerson, Commerce; two brothers, Charles Emans, Owosso, Mich., and Walter Emans, Muskegon, Mich.; five sisters, Geraldine Blakesley, Alice Domerese, Kathryn Faber and Betty Truesdell, all of Michigan, and Diana Evans, Arizona; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 21, 1999

Bobby T. Crane
Bobby T. Crane, 62, of Maysville, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
A native of Maysville, Mr. Crane was born October 28, 1936. He was a son of the late Jim and Ella Mae Presley Crane.
Mr. Crane was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Westinghouse-ABB, with 32 years of service.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with David C. Roberts and the Rev. Mike Stowers officiating. Burial was in the Lebanon Methodist Church cemetery, Gillsville. Tim Crane, Willard Cartledge, Dozier Stevens, Royce Smith, Wiliam Garrish, Chip McClure, Lamar Presley and Lanier Poe served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Buffington Crane; one son, Doug Crane, Maysville; two daughters, Gretta Sanders, Commerce, and Mrs. Sandy (Carolyn) Spurlock, Athens; three brothers, Edgar Crane, Nevada, and Howard Crane and Jimmy Crane, both of Maysville; four sisters, Margie Drake, Bernice Edwards and Mrs. Bennie (Gladys) Etris, all of Maysville, and Eva Allen, Atlanta; four grandchildren, Derek, Kayla, Eli and Jake; and two step-grandchildren, Bonny and Susan.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 21, 1999

James W. Keith
James Wilton Keith, 74, of Commerce, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Keith was a son of the late Clarence W. and Lola Wilbanks Keith.
He was a farmer.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating.
Survivors include a number of cousins.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 21, 1999

Roy L. Gee
Roy Leon Gee, 67, of Commerce, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Gee was born May 13, 1932. He was a son of the late Riley L. and Bessie Anderson Gee.
Mr. Gee worked as a bus driver for Jackson County Schools.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Poston and Tommy Seay officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Nell Gee; three daughters, Donna Ayers, Ila, Carolyn Gee, Columbia, S.C., and Debbie Looney, Center; one brother, Ralph Gee, Braselton; one sister, Louise Norris, Dry Pond; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 21, 1999

Edith A. Little
Mrs. Edith Ayers Little, 79, of Morrow, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Southern Regional Medical Center.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Little was born September 9, 1919. She was a daughter of the late Marion "Bud" and Althea Elizabeth Aaron Ayers.
Mrs. Little was a retired auditor with the Georgia Department of Revenue and was a member of Webbs Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, at Webbs Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Hill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, W.D. Little; one son, David Little, Comer; two daughters, Linda E. Seymore, Powder Springs, and Susan Washington, Stockbridge; three sisters, Annette Evans, Fayetteville, Jean Hill, Maysville, and Wilbert Landrum, Hapeville; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 21, 1999

Mabell Pierce
Mrs. Mabell Pierce, 82, of Comer, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Comer Health Care Center.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Pierce was born February 9, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Ott and Lillie Graham Booth.
Mrs. Pierce was a homemaker and a member of Glade Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otha Pierce, and a son, Edward Pierce.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17, in the chapel of Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. John Griffin officiating. Burial was in the Collier Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Albert Pierce, Joe W. Pierce, Cecil A. Pierce and Donald Ray Pierce, all of Carlton; one brother, James Booth, Comer; three sisters, Betty McCannon, Geneva Young and Cora Taylor, all of Comer; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 21, 1999

Marceline K. Lester
Mrs. Marceline Kirk Lester, 59, of Comer, died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Lester was a daughter of the late David Hadden and Letty Blanche McCurdy Kirk.
She had worked in the textile industry and was of the Christian faith. Mrs. Lester was preceded in death by a son, Rickey Lester.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 20, at Vineyards Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Dial officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Presbyterian Church cemetery. David King, Jimmy King, Dennis Kirk, Mike Hunsinger, Danny Hunsinger and Brian Kirk served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Ward Lester; one daughter, Brenda Reynolds, Comer; one son, Dallas Lester, Comer; four sisters, Genevive Phillips, Danielsville, Rachel Hunsinger, Athens, Jeanette King, Hull, and Sue Abercrombie, Danielsville; four brothers, Hoyt Kirk, Athens, and Edwin Kirk, Ronny Kirk and Bobby Kirk, all of Danielsville; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 21, 1999



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