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OBITUARY PAGE - JULY 28, 1999 - COMMERCE, GEORGIA

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; 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 Commerce News, July 28, 1999

Taffy G. Ledford
Mrs. Taffy Griffith Ledford, 50, of Commerce, 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 Commerce News, July 28, 1999

Chance T. Gober
Chance Taiwan Gober, son of Mr. and Mrs. Taiwan (Nicole) Gober, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
Services were held Friday, July 23, at Neals Grove Baptist Church, Homer, with the Rev. Mark Thomas officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include grandparents, Rachel and George Law, Commerce, Charlie Pittman, Athens, Geneva Crutcher, Oglethorpe, and Will Henry Gober, Monroe.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 28, 1999

Gertrude H. Wells
Mrs. Gertrude H. Wells, 84, of Gray, 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 Commerce News, July 28, 1999

Irene A. Smith
Mrs. Irene A. Smith, 80, of Hull, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at a local hospital.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mrs. Smith was born November 26, 1918. She was a daughter of the late William T. and Irma Lou Rowe Allen.
Mrs. Smith was retired and was a member of Hull Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Homemaker's Sunday School class. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Smith.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 26, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. The Revs. Ronny Barnes and Mark Palmer assisted. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Derek Moore, Ben Smith, William Sorrow, Steve Allen, Thurmond Smith and Kenneth Jones served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Paulette Moore, Hull, Sharon Langford, Pendergrass, and Susan Hancock, Bishop; one son, Terry M. Smith, Hull; two sisters, Catheline Sorrow and Marie Jenkins, both of Danielsville; three brothers, Cecil Allen, Augusta, and Neal Allen and Grady Allen, both of Danielsville; eight grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 28, 1999

Jewell Scarborough
Jewell Scarborough, 88, of Hull, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Scarborough was born September 30, 1910. He was a son of the late Silas Benjamin and Mae Chastain Scarborough.
Mr. Scarborough was a retired farmer and of the Methodist faith.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 26, at Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. Dayton Logan and Lonnie Bennett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Scarborough's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Wood Scarborough; five sons, James Scarborough, Hull, Ernest Scarborough and Johnny Scarborough, both of Comer, Kenneth Scarborough, Danielsville, and Charles Scarborough, Ila; two daughters, Louise Gueth, Comer, and Martha Adams, Danielsville; one sister, Myrtie Alewine, Crawford; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 28, 1999

David K. Smith
David Kim Smith, 41, of Ila, died Saturday, July 24, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Smith was a son of Lucille Hanley Smith and the late Joseph F. Smith.
He worked in construction and was of the Christian faith.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 26, in the chapel of Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Ila Cemetery. Jay Adams, Greg Burroughs, Steve Thomason, Jimmy Bird, Greg Watson and Grady Bannister served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two brothers, William J. Smith and Steve D. Smith, both of Ila; and a nephew, Stephen D. Smith II.
Brown's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 28, 1999

Edna C. Moon
Mrs. Frances Edna Coile Moon, of Athens, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Moon was born February 27, 1930. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Dezzie Graham Coile.
Mrs. Moon was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin A. Moon.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 28, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Huff officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Moon's nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bobby Campbell, White Plains; son and daughter-in-law, Melvin Jr. and Kathy Moon, Athens; five sisters, Grace Pierce, Sue Coile, Minnie Pierce, Bera Martin and Helen Graham, all of Comer; and four grandchildren, Nikki and Melissa Moon, both of Athens, and Chris and Jason Campbell, both of White Plains.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 28, 1999

Troy W. Porterfield Sr.
Troy Weyman Porterfield Sr., 86, of Colbert, died Friday, July 23, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Porterfield was a son of the late Carl W. and Mozelle Barnette Porterfield.
He had worked with Athens Seed Company and was a member of Colbert Baptist Church. Mr. Porterfield was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Lacy.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 26, at Colbert Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating. Burial was in Colbert Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Troy W. Porterfield Jr., Athens; one brother, R.W. Porterfield, Athens; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 28, 1999



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