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OBITUARY PAGE - JULY 28, 1999 - HOMER, GEORGIA

MRS. LEDFORD
Mother of three
COMMERCE - Mrs. Taffy Griffith Ledford, 50, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Ledford was born January 31, 1949. She was a daughter of Mazie Craig Griffith, Jefferson, and the late Billy Joe Griffith.
Mrs. Ledford was employed with Carrier Transicold and attended Emmaus Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 28, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Hudson Thomas and Henry Grady Barnes officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jerry Ledford; three daughters, Tonye Chatham, Tammy Hill and Tracy Vitug, all of Commerce; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 28, 1999

MR. NIX
Father of three
CORNELIA - David Lee Nix, 51, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Nix was born February 27, 1948. He was a son of J.B. and Willene Mote Nix, Cornelia.
Mr. Nix was self-employed and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 23, in the chapel of MaGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Avery Mote officiating. Burial was in the Nix Family Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Shirley Carson Nix; two daughters, Melissa N. Pitts, Cornelia, and Leigh Ann Nix, Alto; one son, Jeffrey David Nix, Buford; one brother, Earnest Junior Nix, Cornelia; one sister, Winnie L. Armour, Cornelia; and two grandchildren.
MaGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 28, 1999

MR. JAMISON
Shirley Grove Baptist Church member
CLARKESVILLE - David Earl Jamison, 54, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
A native of Macon, N.C., Mr. Jamison was born February 12, 1945. He was a son of Rose Buchanan Jamison and the late Glenn Jamison.
Mr. Jamison was employed with Taylors Paving Company and was a member of Shirley Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 24, at Shirley Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Grizzle and Corbin Coley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mildred Owens Jamison; one daughter, Gloria Jamison, Gainesville; four brothers, E.D. Jamison, Gainesville, Roy Jamison and Tim Jamison, both of Toccoa, and Jack Jamison, McDonough; and two sisters, Glenda Cheesbro, Baldwin, and Kareen Jamison, Clarkesville.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 28, 1999

MR. WEST
U.S. Air Force veteran
ATHENS - David Eugene West, 48, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Mr. West was born October 31, 1950. He was a son of Raymond Eugene West, Chula Vista, Calif., and Allie Taylor West, San Diego, Calif.
Mr. West was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a truck driver and a private airplane pilot. He was a former resident of Rex, Georgia.
Graveside services were held Friday, July 16, in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church cemetery with the Rev. Joe Renfro officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one son, Glen Timothy West, Martin; two brothers, Richard West, Spring Valley, Calif., and Mike West, San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Elaine Bellamy, St. Louis, Mo., and Carolyn Horlor, Enumclaw, Wash.; and step-mother, Helen West, Chula Vista, Calif.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 28, 1999

MRS. POLLETT
Retired schoolteacher
CARNESVILLE - Mrs. Martha Sue Pollett, 85, of the Hopewell Church Community, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Pollett was born January 26, 1914. She was a daughter of the late James Luther and Mary Elizabeth McCay McBath.
Mrs. Pollett was a retired schoolteacher, having taught for 46 years, 43 years of which she taught at Eastonnollee Elementary School. She was a member of Allens United Methodist Church and was a member of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Pollett was preceded in death by her husband, Carey Preston Pollett.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 24, at Allens United Methodist Church with the Revs. Herb Blackburn and Alex Williams officiating. George McBath, Jim McBath Jr., Jamey McBath, Glen West, Bobby Hanley, Bobby Sullivan, Gilbert Adams and Joe Carson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one sister, Ollie McBath, Carnesville; one brother, Jim McBath Sr., Carnesville; two nephews, two nieces, six great-nephews and five great-nieces.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 28, 1999

MRS. WELLS
Former Commerce resident
GRAY - Mrs. Gertrude H. Wells, 84, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at her residence.
A native of Westminster, S.C., Mrs. Wells had lived in Gray for the past 10 years, moving from Commerce. She was a daughter of the late John H. and Gertrude Kimble Hughes.
Mrs. Wells was retired from the Commerce Schools as the school food service director and was a member of Commerce First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Berea Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Commerce Garden Club.
Mrs. Wells was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley L. Wells Sr.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 27, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Gray, with the Rev. Troy Herbert officiating. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Jones County. Mike Brown, Dr. Tommy Wells, Ken Wells, Chuck Green, Chris Wells, Greg Wells, Ray Wells, Gary Green, Mike Canfield, Laura Canfield and Dan Brown served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Laura Jean Wells, Gray, Betty Ann Kitchens, Macon, and Nancy Green, Florence, Ala.; two sons, Wesley L. Wells Jr., Gray, and Dr. John Wells, Macon; one sister, Nettie Mae McWilliams, Commerce; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 341 Mulberry Street, Suite 251, Macon, GA 31201 or to the Jones County Older Americans Council, Gray, or to the Commerce First Baptist Church, Commerce.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 28, 1999



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