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OBITUARY PAGE - AUGUST 11, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GEORGIA

MR. SMITH
World War II veteran
JEFFERSON - Sumner J. Smith, 81, died Monday, August 9, 1999, following an extended illness.
A native of Jefferson, Mr. Smith was born March 4, 1918. He was a son of the late Dr. Sumner J. Smith and Ora Dyarman Smith.
Mr. Smith graduated from Martin Institute in 1933, later completing Young Harris College when he was 17. He also attended the University of Georgia, where he obtained a bachelor's and master's degree. Mr. Smith taught school in Maysville and in Sumter, S.C., and taught French at the University of Georgia for five years. In later years, he continued his education with studies in English and French.
Mr. Smith was a World War II veteran, having served in the 121st Infantry Regiment of the 8th Division, moving from Army camps in South to all over Europe, finally landing in Normandy 10 days after D-day. He received a Purple Heart after being wounded, a Bronze Star for bravery, four battle stars representing each of the areas he covered in the war with the Army, a combat infantry medal and a good conduct medal. Mr. Smith also received a 121st Infantry "Citizen of the Year" award in 1996.
He was employed with D.C. Heath and Company, with 30 years of service, where he worked as manager of the Southeastern office and sold college textbooks.
Mr. Smith served on the Shields-Ethridge Farm Foundation board, the Tumbling Waters Society and the Jackson County Adult Literacy Program. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson, the American Legion and of the Jefferson Historical Society.
Mr. Smith was a benefactor of Young Harris College, the University of Georgia, the Thornwell Home and School for Children in South Carolina and toward research on Parkinson's disease. He also gave 100 acres of land on the Commerce Road for construction of Northminster Retirement Home.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11, at the First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson with Drs. John Homer and William Thurman and the Rev. Stan Sizemore officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mr. Smith is survived by a special friend, Doug Rice, and a number of relatives.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Northminster Retirement Home, 50 Sumner Way, Jefferson, GA 30549, or to the First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson, 243 Washington Street, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MR. BRIDGES
County business leader
HOSCHTON - Kenneth Smith Bridges, 55, died Friday, August 6, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Bridges was a son of the late Smith and Katherine Fleeman Bridges.
He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1961 and attended Emmanuel College and the University of Georgia, where he majored in business administration. Mr. Bridges was owner and president of Katherine's Kitchen, Pendergrass, a restaurant he and his parents founded.
He managed Bridges Feed & Poultry Company, Pendergrass, from 1963 to 1967, and from 1966 to 1972 served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Mr. Bridges also headed Bridges Supply Company, as well as Bridges Exxon, which was located at the intersection of I-85 and US 129.
Mr. Bridges served as president of the Middle Oconee Watershed Association and the North Jackson Volunteer Fire Department, served as director of the Mountain Creek Little League Association and was active in the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, serving as director in 1981, as vice president in 1982 and later as president.
He was a member of Mt. Paren Church of God, North.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, at the Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and J.D. Sosebee officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Candace Hefner, Falls Church, Va.; one son, Blake Bridges, Spartanburg, S.C.; three sisters, Laverne Bridges, Rutherfordton, N.C., Carol Richardson, Piedmont, S.C., and Geanene Pass, Jefferson; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MR. EVANS
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Billy Eugene Evans, 59, died Sunday, August 8, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Homer, Mr. Evans was born September 11, 1939. He was a son of Elizabeth Evans, Commerce.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 10, at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one brother, Benny Evans, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MRS. BURROUGHS
Gordon's Chapel
UMC member
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Onie P. Burroughs, 91, died Monday, August 9, 1999, at a local hospital.
A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, Mrs. Burroughs was born October 16, 1907. She was a daughter of the late Willis and Ida Kesler Pittman.
Mrs. Burroughs was a member of Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Burroughs.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11, at Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Seagraves officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Jerry Adams, Lee Adams, Bobby Pittman, Otis Barnett Jr., Mike Pittman and David Hawks served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two brothers, Doyle Pittman, Nicholson, and Ed Pittman, Hull; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Gordon's Chapel Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Roger Gober, 6625 Nowhere Road, Hull, GA 30646.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MR. SMITH
Former
Woodstock resident
MAYSVILLE - John Willis Smith Jr., 72, formerly of Woodstock, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 7, in Sosebee Memorial Chapel of Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Racheo Lacey officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Smith; one brother, James Smith, Thomaston; one sister, Hilda Wyrick, Marietta; and several nieces and nephews.
Sosebee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MISS ZAK
Student
EATONTON - Brittany Taylor Zak, 11, died Saturday, August 7, 1999.
Miss Zak was born in Athens and was a daughter of John Zak, Sandgate, Vt., and Kimberley Shumake Logan, Eatonton.
She had resided in the Athens area until one year ago.
Miss Zak was a student last year at Timothy Elementary School and was to have started the sixth grade at Putnam County Middle School on Monday. She attended Moons Grove Baptist Church, Hull, and was a member of the Athens Gymnastic Club. Miss Zak was preceded in death by her grandfather, Douglas Shumake.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11, at Moons Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Dan Fuller and Tony Lee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ray Akridge, Greg Zak, Rick Zak and David Flint served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sisters, Ashley Brooke Zak and Madison Christian Zak, both of Eatonton; step-father, Lindey Logan, Eatonton; grandparents, John and Joanne Zak, Shaftsbury, Vt., and Peggy Shumake, Jefferson; and great-grandmother, Catherline Sorrow, Athens.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MRS. WHELESS
Crawford Baptist Church member
CRAWFORD - Mrs. Fronie Fouts Wheless, 70, formerly of Decatur, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at Russell Nursing Home following an extended illness.
A native of Fulton County, Mrs. Wheless was born August 9, 1928. She was a daughter of Polly Morgan Fouts, Monroe, and the late Luster Paul Fouts.
Mrs. Wheless was retired from Retail Clerks Union/Big Apple & Food Giant Store, with 30 years of service. She was a member of Crawford Baptist Church. Mrs. Wheless was preceded in death by two sons, Michael Terry Wheless and Bruce Wayne Wheless.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 9, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Decatur. James Wheless, Bill Chapman, Alfred Nicholson, Wayne Wheless, Mike Wheless and Tom Hairston served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Walter J. Wheless, Jefferson; one son, Jim R. Wheless, Flowery Branch; daughters and sons-in-law, Janis and Bill Chapman, Atlanta, and Vicki and Alfred Nicholson, Jefferson; daughter-in-law, Sheila Wheless, Auburn; five grandchildren, Wayne, Mike and Jeff Wheless, all of Flowery Branch, and Krystle and Kerry Wheless, both of Auburn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MRS. TILSON
Homemaker
CORNELIA - Mrs. Fannie Erwin Tilson, 88, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at BJC Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Tilson was born on September 11, 1910 in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late John Chandler and Margie Morris Erwin.
Mrs. Tilson was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Tilson, two sons, Truman Tilson and J.C. Tilson, and a daughter, Hazel Robinson.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Jannie Baker, Maysville, and Marie Collins, Colbert; two sons, Lawton Erwin, Cornelia, and Tommy Tilson, Homer; three sisters, Marie Thompson Tench, Lovenie Simmons and Ethel Ivester Smith, all of Cornelia; four brothers, Lewis Erwin, Coleman Erwin and Homer Erwin, all of Cornelia, and Ray Erwin, Homer; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MRS. STOREY
Jefferson First
UMC member
JEFFERSON - Dorothy Parris Storey, 86, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Storey was born January 13, 1913 in Spartanburg, S.C. She was a daughter of the late Alfred Greene Parris and Posy Hardin Parris.
Mrs. Storey attended Ashville-Normal Girl's School and the University of South Carolina. She was retired from the Department of Family and Children's Services and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson. Mrs. Storey was also a member of the Jefferson Garden Club. She was preceded in death by a son, Taylor Dickson Storey Jr., and a sister, Sarah Parris Jones.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 7, at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson with the Revs. Scott Hearn and Gary Whatley officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Mrs. Storey's grandsons and Bill Ormsby served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Taylor Dickson Storey; daughter and son-in-law, Caroline Storey and Adam Huff, Athens; daughter, Posy Storey Riddle, Athens; grandchildren, William Dwight Howard Jr., Caroline Howard Newhouse, Clifford Hardin Howard, Timothy Lee Howard, Joel Dickson Riddle, Thomas Ray Riddle Jr., Dorothy Parris Riddle and Sarah Catherine Riddle; great-grandchildren, Sadie, Cameron, Taylor, Zachary, Erin, Tena, Samantha and Morgan; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, 188 Martin Street, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MR. SCALES
Brother of countians
MARYVILLE, TENN. - Peyton S. Scales, 83, of Maryville, Tenn., died Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at Blount Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Scales was a son of the late Paul and Calla Scales. He was owner of Scales Builders Supply from 1946 to 1982 and was a member of Bakers Creek Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and Sunday School teacher. Mr. Scales was also a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Maryville Lions Club, where he served at local, state and national levels. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Anne Ruckart, and two brothers, David Scales and Paul Scales Jr.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11, in the chapel of McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn., with the Revs. Ron Sabo and Roy Englehardt officiating. Burial was in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Anna K. Scales; three sisters, Eleanor S. Whitfield and Doris S. Wright, both of Commerce, and Bess S. Crawford, Homer; grandson and wife, Matthew P. and Denise Ruckart; great-grandson, Peyton Ruckart; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bakers Creek Presbyterian Church, 5501 Nine Mile Creek Road, Maryville, TN 37801.
McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MR. IRVIN
Father of three
EASLEY, S.C. - Will Duey Irvin, 69, died Monday, August 2, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Irvin was born on March 29, 1930 in Gillsville. He was a son of the late Jess and Mae Bell Tanner Irvin.
Mr. Irvin was employed in heavy construction work.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Greg Irvin, Athens, and Stanley Irvin, Gainesville; one daughter, Cheryl Irvin Lance, Gainesville; one brother, George Irvin, Danielsville; five sisters, Martha Harnish, Simpsonville, S.C., Mary Lou Hix, Commerce, Edith Smith and Peggy Webb, both of Gainesville, and Virginia Strickland, Chestnut Mountain; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MR. POWERS
Father of countians
EATONTON - Joe E. Powers, 61, died Sunday, August 8, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Powers was a son of the late Emory and Mary Nell Andrews Powers.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked as a maintenance supervisor with Harrison Poultry in Bethlehem.
No services will be held.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha Fielding Powers; two daughters, Teresa P. Anglin, Jefferson, and Patty Jo Sellers, Commerce; one son, Joe Powers Jr., Watkinsville; one step-daughter, Cathy Ralston, Farmington; two sisters, Marilyn P. Vaughn, Merritts Island, Fla., and Billie K. Faulkner, Lithia Springs; one brother, Emory Powers, Eatonton; nine grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel, Watkinsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MR. CRANE
U.S. Army veteran
GAINESVILLE - Phillip Boyd Crane died Sunday, August 8, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Crane was born in Jackson County, but had lived in Hall County for a number of years. He was a son of Sidney and Grace Crane, Maysville.
Mr. Crane was a U.S. Army veteran and served as president of the Clay-Hyder Trucking Company. Mr. Crane was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11, at Grove Level Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Appling and Jim Austin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sandra York Crane; daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Randy Martin, Gainesville, and Cecilia and Jason James, Flowery Branch; daughters, Pam York, Jacksonville, Fla., and Patty York Sullens, Gainesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and James Cantrell, Gainesville, Nancy and Larry Williams, Maysville, Cathy and Tony Dubnik, Talmo, and Lisa and Danny Sims, Lula; and grandchildren, Siarrah Sullens, Blake Martin and Luke and Mallory James.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999

MR. STANLEY
Father of countian
LAVONIA - Cecil Glen Stanley, 83, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999.
A native of Blue Ridge in Fannin County, Mr. Stanley was a son of the late Oliver P. Stanley and Hattie Burleson Stanley.
Mr. Stanley was a retired textile worker and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11, in the chapel of Hamby Funeral Home with the Revs. Jewell Gaines and Paul Jameson officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie Vearl Tinker Stanley; three daughters, Betty Hutchins, Lavonia, Carolyn Suggs, Pendergrass, and Donna Herring, Martin; one son, Gerald Stanley, Bowman; one brother, Nick Stanley, Shelby, N.C.; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Hamby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 11, 1999


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