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OBITUARY PAGE - JULY 28, 1999 - JEFFERSON, 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 Jackson Herald, 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 Jackson Herald, July 28, 1999

MRS. SMITH
Mother of countian
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.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, 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 Jackson Herald, July 28, 1999

GOBER
Neals Grove rites
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 Jackson Herald, July 28, 1999

MR. PARKS
Appalachee Baptist Church member
HOSCHTON - Jack W. Parks, 45, of the Duncan Creek Community, died Saturday, July 24, 1999.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mr. Parks was a son of Opal Peevy Parks, Hoschton, and the late J.W. Parks.
He was employed with Peachtree Windows and Doors Co. in Gainesville and was a member of Appalachee Baptist Church, Auburn, where he served as a deacon.
Mr. Parks was a 1971 graduate of North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 26, at Appalachee Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Holloway, David Martin and Carl Fowler officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Hoyt Wilkins officiating at graveside.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mrs. Connie Freeman Parks; one daughter, Tammy Parks, Dacula; one son, Jamey Wes Parks, Hoschton; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Barbara Parks, Buford; two grandchildren, Gregory Dare Moore and Anna Elizabeth Moore; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 28, 1999

REV. CULPEPPER
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
ELLERSLIE - The Rev. Samuel Craig Culpepper, 50, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta.
A native of Tifton, the Rev. Culpepper was born January 18, 1949. He was a son of Samuel H. and Betty McSwain Culpepper, Smyrna.
The Rev. Culpepper served as pastor of Waverly Hall Baptist Church for 11 years. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 24, at Morningside Baptist Church, Columbus, with Drs. Frank Wilkerson and Ed Helton officiating. Burial services were held Sunday, July 25, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Leslie Perry Culpepper, Ellerslie; one son, Matthew Harold Culpepper, Ellerslie; one daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Culpepper, Ellerslie; two sisters, Helen K. Wilkerson, Social Circle, and Jamie Ann Perry, Mableton; three nephews and one niece.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Gideons International.
Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 28, 1999


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