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OBITUARY PAGE - AUGUST 18, 1999 - COMMERCE, GEORGIA

James D. Chesser Jr.
James D. Chesser Jr., 67, of Commerce, died Thursday, August 12, 1999, in Athens.
Mr. Chesser served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Boxer and was retired from Delta Airlines.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 16, at H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Chapel, Atlanta. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Chesser; one son, Ronald J. Chesser; daughter and son-in-law, Wynell and Jim Rippe; his mother, Wynell Plunkett; sister and brother-in-law, Maudenia and Dr. William A. Reid; two grandchildren, Courtney and Joel Chesser; and other relatives.
H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 18, 1999

Charlie E. Kennedy
Charlie Edward Kennedy, 57, of Maysville, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Cordele, Mr. Kennedy was born April 13, 1942. He was a son of Mary Sego Speight, Maysville, and the late Charlie L. Kennedy.
Mr. Kennedy was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, a member of Local #926 Operating Engineers and of Local #302 Seattle Washington.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Ron Glaze and James Richter officiating. Burial was in Banks County Memorial Gardens, Homer.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Chuck Kennedy, Dallas; two daughters, Stephanie Kennedy and Vickie Logan, both of Dallas; two brothers, L.J. Kennedy, Crescent City, Fla., and Ronald Oshs, Maysville; two sisters, Dorothy Smith, Monroe, and Evelyn Tomlin, Jonesboro; and one grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 18, 1999

Mary E. McCoy
Mrs. Mary Emma McCoy, 64, of Homer, died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson, Miss., Mrs. McCoy was born December 12, 1934. She was a daughter of the late John Early and Frankie Hudson Summerlin.
Mrs. McCoy worked as a sewing machine operator.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 14, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Donnie McCoy, Homer; one daughter, Samantha Parr, Homer; seven brothers, Louie Hale, Jackson, Miss., Capers Summerlin, Takoma, Wash., George Summerlin, Prentis, Miss., Jackie Summerlin, California, John Summerlin, Idaho, Marvin Summerlin, Baton Rouge, La., and Tommy Summerlin, Oceanside, Calif.; two sisters, Helen Summerlin, Pearl, Miss., and Myrtis White, Prentis, Miss.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 18, 1999

Jeanette Redmon
Miss Jeanette Redmon, 76, of Maysville, died Friday, August 13, 1999, at her residence.
A native of Banks County, Miss Redmon was born November 11, 1922. She was a daughter of the late Wiley and Lena Baker Redmon.
Miss Redmon was a homemaker and a member of Grove Level Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 15, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Jeff Appling, Swayne Carlan and Paul King officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include four sisters, Ruby Bales, Josephine Carlan, Imogine Redmon and Viola Redmon, all of Maysville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 18, 1999

Eula L. Abbott
Mrs. Eula Lowery Abbott, 94, of Maysville, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Abbott was born July 2, 1905 in Telfair County. She was a daughter of the late Lawrence Edney Lowery.
Mrs. Abbott was a registered nurse and was a member of Oconee Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Walter Abbott.
Graveside services were held Thursday, August 12, at Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville, with the Rev. Barry Johnson officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Smith, Maysville; one sister, Ella Strickland, Thompson; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 18, 1999

Fred Beck
Fred Beck, 87, of Hartwell, died Thursday, August 12, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Gainesville, Mr. Beck was born October 31, 1911. He was a son of the late Frank and Mary Flanagin Beck.
Mr. Beck had worked in the textile industry, employed with Harmony Grove Mills.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 14, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Kenneth Dillard and Sam Dorsey officiating. Burial was in the Cabin Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Dora Mae Beck; two sons, Billy Beck, Commerce, and Donald Beck, Nicholson; four daughters, Annie Blanche Baker, Mrs. Edward Dorsey and Mrs. Samuel Dorsey, all of Commerce, and Mavis Barrett, Ninety Six, S.C.; three brothers, Curtis Beck, Jefferson, George Beck, Hull, and Rufus Beck, Commerce; five sisters, Sarah Culberston and Eddie Pearl Wiley, both of Homer, and Vernell Evans, Ear Belle Maney and Mamie Lou Turner, all of Commerce; 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 18, 1999

Phillip B. Crane
Phillip Boyd Crane, of Gainesville, 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 Commerce News, August 18, 1999

Marie T. Jones
Mrs. Marie T. Jones, 88, of Commerce, died Monday, August 16, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, following a long illness.
A native of Commerce, Mrs. Jones was born April 17, 1911. She was a daughter of the late Allen and Julie Wilson Tucker.
Mrs. Jones had worked in the textile industry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Jones.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 18, at Harmony Christian Church, Commerce, with the Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Helen Tucker Lacey, Commerce; a half-brother, Gene Allen, Detroit, Mich.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 18, 1999



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