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OBITUARY PAGE - JULY 21, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GEORGIA

MR. KINNEY
Father of three
JEFFERSON - Hubert Dorsey Kinney, 84, died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Kinney was a son of the late Virgil A. and Alma Batchelor Kinney.
He was a graduate of Martin Institute and was retired from Wholesale Auto Parts Place. Mr. Kinney was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a 32 Degree Mason and a Shriner.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Gary Whatley officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Spratlin Kinney; two daughters, Marie Stover, Griffin, and Carol Cannon, Alpharetta; one son, Hugh D. Kinney, Gainesville; one sister, Gertrell Guinn, Decatur; one brother, G.H. Kinney, Waynesboro; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the NorthMinister Presbyterian Retirement Center, 50 Sumner Way, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MRS. LITTLE
Retired auditor
MORROW - Mrs. Edith Ayers Little, 79, 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 Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MR. CARLAN
Retired officer
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - James Franklin Carlan, 56, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Carlan was born in Commerce on February 3, 1943. He was a son of the late Clarence Weldon and Clara Bell Irvin Carlan.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Carlan was a retired officer with the Capitol Police and served three tours of duty with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart on four separate occasions.
Mr. Carlan was an employee of the local Merita Bread Company and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 22, in the chapel of Bevis Funeral Home, Tallahassee, Fla. Burial will be in Tallahassee Memory Gardens, Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy Carlan; one son, John J. Carlan, Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, Herman Melvin Carlan, Clarkesville; and one sister, Martha Ann Robinson, Cornelia.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bevis Funeral Home.
Bevis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MR. YATES
Retired farmer
YOUNG HARRIS - E.L. "Red" Yates Jr., 70, formerly of Jackson County, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Chatuge Regional Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Orlando, Fla., Mr. Yates was born February 8, 1929. He was a son of the late Edward Leslie Yates Sr. and Hattie Smith Yates.
Mr. Yates was retired from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and was a retired farmer. He was a member of First Christian Church of Mountain City, a former member of Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson, and a member of the Board of Galilee Christian Church.
Mr. Yates was also a Mason, a member of the Unity Lodge of F & AM, and a former member of the Jackson County Planning Commission, the Jackson County Cattleman's Association and the Oconee Soil and Water Conservation.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Lynn Yates, and two brothers, Flake Lee Yates and Jerry Walter Yates.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, at Galilee Christian Church with Ministers Tom Plank and John Hasty officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Jason Laffan, Gregory Laffan, Zachary Yates, Allen McBrayer, Howard Elder and Gene Raymer served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Sadie Hodges Yates; sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel M. and Andrea S. Yates, Cumming, and David E. and Stephanie D. Yates, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra A. and Dean B. Laffan, Peachtree City; four sisters, Jeanette Y. Korn, Winter Springs, Fla., Nancy Y. Jones, St. Cloud, Fla., and Roberta A. Yates and N. Ann Yates, both of Orlando, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MRS. KNIGHT
Mother of two
BRASELTON - Mrs. Goldie Viola Williams Shaffer Knight died Thursday, July 15, 1999.
Mrs. Knight was a native of Kodal, W.Va. She was a member of the Braselton Church of God of Prophecy.
Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by her husband, John Knight.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 19, in Mannington, W.Va. Burial was in Montana Mines Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Olive Belle Cross, Fairmont, W.Va.; one son, the Rev. W.C. Shaffer, Braselton; two brothers, Patty Williams, Fairmont, W. Va., and Isreal Williams, Bedford, Pa.; 15 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jeffer-son, was in charge of local arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MRS. STEWART
Mother of countian
SANDERSVILLE - Mrs. Janet Sheppard Stewart, 68, mother of Henry Stewart, Jefferson, died at her residence.
A life-long resident of Washington County, Mrs. Stewart was a daughter of the late Henry Francis and Sara Ann Bright Sheppard.
She was a retired schoolteacher and a homemaker. Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Sandersville United Methodist Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, at Sandersville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Cason officiating. Burial will be in the Jackson's Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her son, include two other sons, David Stewart, Sandersville, and Billy Stewart, Gainesville; two daughters, Susan McCollum, New Albany, Ind., and Nancy Bush, Palo Alto, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Lang's Chapel Funeral Home, Sandersville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MR. SIMS
World War II veteran
ATHENS - Fred Otis Sims, 79, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at a local hospital.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Sims was born October 10, 1919. He was a son of the late Thomas and Minnie K. Roberts Sims.
Mr. Sims was a veteran of World War II and was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was retired from the Belk's Store in Gastonia, N.C., where he worked as a salesman in the Men's Department.
Mr. Sims had lived in Athens for the past 50 years and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Cecil Sims, and a step-brother, J.B. Waldrup Sr.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 20, in the Zion Baptist Church cemetery, Braselton, with the Rev. Larry Pruitt officiating.
Survivors include three nephews, Fred Waldrup and J.B. Waldrup Jr., both of Athens, and George Waldrup, Arcade.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MRS. CHASTAIN
Homemaker
HOSCHTON - Mrs. Virgie Chastain, 94, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Lake Shore Heights Nursing Home.
Mrs. Chastain was a daughter of the late Chris and Amanda W. Whitmire. She was a homemaker and a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.
Mrs. Chastain was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Chastain, and a daughter, Wynell Braselton.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, at Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Mike Braselton, Greg Simmons and Steve Stewart officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MRS.
STANDRIDGE
Homemaker
CLEVELAND - Mrs. Brenda Shockley Standridge, 45, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at Chestatee Regional Hospital following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
A native of Jefferson, Mrs. Standridge was born January 18, 1954. She was a daughter of Bernice Savage Shockley, Lula, and the late Eugene "Bozo" Shockley.
Mrs. Standridge was employed at Nok and was of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by a sister, Tammy Hulsey, a brother, Dee Shockley, and her father-in-law, Leco Standridge.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 18, at Union Grove Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Paul Flynn and Asa Dorsey officiating. Burial was in the Zion Interdenominational Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, W.J. Standridge; daughter and son-in-law, Tracey and Stephen Davenport, Cleveland; two sons, Stacey Standridge and Andy Standridge, both of Cleveland; four brothers, Billy Shockley and Boone Shockley, both of Lula, Joe Shockley, Indiana, and Tommy Shockley, Duluth; three sisters, Shelia Shockley, Arizona, Tina Withrow, Lula, and Shirley Adair, Gainesville; and mother-in-law, Sarah Standridge, Cleveland.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MR. CRANE
U.S. Army veteran
MAYSVILLE - Bobby T. Crane, 62, 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 Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MR. EMANS
U.S. Navy veteran
COMMERCE - Gerald Everett Emans, 66, 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 Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MR. GEE
Bus driver
COMMERCE - Roy Leon Gee, 67, 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; one son, David Gee, Commerce; 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 Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MR. KEITH
Farmer
COMMERCE - James Wilton Keith, 74, 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 Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999

MR. STUTTS
Retired printer
BRASELTON - Abe B. Stutts, 71, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Gwinnett Medical Center.
Mr. Stutts was born in Moore County, N.C., the son of the late Tom and Nettie Sheffield Stutts. He was a retired printer.
Graveside services were held Friday, July 16, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Pageland, S.C.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Mills Stutts; four sons, Lawrence Poteate, Lilburn, Timothy Poteate, Polkton, N.C., Anthony Stutts, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Thomas Stutts, Raleigh, N.C.; one daughter, Darlyn Stutts, North Carolina; and six grandchildren.
Sutton Funeral Home, Pageland, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 21, 1999


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