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OBITUARY PAGE - AUGUST 25, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GEORGIA

MR. APPLEBY
Father of nine
JEFFERSON - Royce Appleby, 77, died Monday, August 16, 1999.
Mr. Appleby was a son of the late Herman and Gussie Appleby.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 21, at Maxey Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Ambrose M. Jackson and Fred Wilson officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Ivory Appleby; two sons, Royce Appleby Jr., Athens, and James Appleby, Jefferson; seven daughters, Frances Sewell and Nelease Appleby, both of Jefferson, Vivian Hardin, Atlanta, Delphine Burton and Donnette Parks, both of Athens, and Joyce Elaine Shields and Debra Ann Carruth, both of Gainesville; one brother, Clarence Appleby, Arcade; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Forestglen Mortuary Inc., Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 25, 1999

MRS. WILBANKS
Mother of nine
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Dessie Turk Wilbanks, 91, died Sunday, August 22, 1999, at her residence following a brief illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Wilbanks was born September 2, 1907. She was a daughter of the late Jim and Lucy Allie Irvin Turk.
Mrs. Wilbanks was retired from the textile industry and was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bee Wilbanks, and a daughter, Iris Carter.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 24, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jesse Mealor officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include five sons, Bennie E. Wilbanks, Allen Eugene Wilbanks, Wayne Wilbanks and Jarrell Wilbanks, all of Jefferson, and Jimmy Wilbanks, Loganville; three daughters, Addie Blanche Dills, Joyce Fowler and Sue Dalton, all of Jefferson; two sisters, Narcy Ginn, Jefferson, and Willa Mae Collins, Nicholson; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 25, 1999

MRS. PRITCHETT
Retired dietitian
COMMERCE - Mrs. Geraldine Dale Pritchett, 80, died Sunday, August 22, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Pritchett was born December 4, 1918. She was a daughter of the late Dock Harrison and Hattie Hudson Dale.
Mrs. Pritchett was a retired dietitian with BJC Medical Center, Commerce, and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church, Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Pritchett, a sister, Clara Booth, and a brother, Hoyle Dale.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 24, at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Johnny Pritchett, Taylor, S.C.; two daughters, Betty Potts, St. Simons Island, and Gail Turner, Greenville, S.C.; four brothers, Albert Dale, Charlotte, N.C., Billy Dale, Commerce, Gene Dale, Marietta, and Lee Dale, Lilburn; six sisters, Frances Center and Pegi Murzynski, both of Athens, JoAnn Davis, Danielsville, Thelma Glenn, Commerce, Dot Jowers, Jacksonville, Fla., and Faye White, Carlton; brother-in-law, Edgar Pritchett, Nicholson; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 25, 1999

MRS. MAULDIN
Former nurse
COMMERCE - Mrs. Nell Mauldin, 89, died Thursday, August 19, 1999, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
A native of Commerce, Mrs. Mauldin was born September 28, 1909. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Franklin and Lula Wright Fulcher.
Mrs. Mauldin worked as a nurse at BJC Medical Center, Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilmer Mauldin.
Graveside services were held Saturday, August 21, at Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce, with the Revs. Troy Herbert and Elwyn Wilbanks officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Lynn Minish, Jefferson; one grandson, Lem E. Minish; and two great-grandchildren, David Christopher Minish and Lisa Marie Minish.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jackson County Department of Family and Children's Services toward Christmas gifts for children in foster care.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 25, 1999

MRS. KEESEE
Mount Olive
Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Cumi Sorrow Keesee, 83, died Wednesday, August 18, 1999, at her residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Keesee was born May 6, 1916. She was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Rilla Ingram Sorrow.
Mrs. Keesee was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and The Fabric Shop and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Henley Keesee.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 20, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Jesse Michael Keesee, Powder Springs, and Norman Henley Keesee, Hartsville, S.C.; two daughters, Christine Brooks, Commerce, and Carolyn Orr, Woodstock; one brother, Hilliard Sorrow, Maysville; one sister, Nomie Carter, Maysville; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 25, 1999

MR. WEHUNT
Retired night
watchman
WINDER - Angus M. Wehunt, 92, died Tuesday, August 17, 1999.
A native of Lumpkin County, Mr. Wehunt was a son of the late John Jackson and Ruthie Magness Wehunt.
A former Jackson County resident, he had resided in Barrow County since 1951. Mr. Wehunt was a retired night watchman of Carwood Manufacturing Company and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Onnie Hanson Wehunt.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 20, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Larry Pruett officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Bobbie Jean Wadsworth, Lawrenceville, Mary Catherine Reid, Lilburn, and Beverly Burnette, Winder; two sons, Jack Wehunt and Kenneth Wehunt, both of Winder; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 25, 1999

MR. CHAMBERS
U.S. Army veteran
COMMERCE - Jerry Michael Chambers, 49, died Tuesday, August 24, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Chambers was born October 30, 1949. He was a son of J.T. and Imogene Chambers, Homer.
Mr. Chambers was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 26, in Banks County Memorial Gardens, Homer, with the Rev. Jerry Stowe officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sharon Chambers; two step-sons, Greg Abernathy, Gillsville, and Jermy Abernathy, Gainesville; and two sisters, Rita Chambers and Judy Miller, both of Homer.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 25, 1999

MR. PUGH
Retired
construction worker
JEFFERSON - Otis Potter "Bill" Pugh, 70, died Monday, August 23, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Greene County, Mr. Pugh was born July 13, 1929. He was a son of the late Otis and Lucille Potter Pugh.
Mr. Pugh was a retired construction worker and was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 25, in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Barrow County, with the Rev. Hal Tapp officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Bearden Pugh; one son, Paul Pugh, Atlanta; two daughters, Kathy Mize, Jefferson, and Debbie Moore, Athens; one sister, Jodena Hanes, Stockbridge; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 25, 1999

MR. GEE
Bus driver
COMMERCE - Roy Leon Gee, 67, 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; one daughter, Carolyn Gee, Columbia, S.C.; two step-daughters, Donna Ayers, Ila, and Debbie Looney, Center; one brother, Ralph Gee, Braselton; one sister, Louise Norris, Dry Pond Community; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 25, 1999

MR. MORTON
Father of countian
BUFORD - William Ernest Morton, 87, died Thursday, August 19, 1999.
Mr. Morton was preceded in death by his wife, Bertie Mickler Morton.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 22, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Revs. Hoyt Wilkins and James Clayton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Garner, Braselton, and Jean Young, Buford; two sons, Harry Morton, Lawrenceville, and Anthony Morton, Buford; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Tapp Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 25, 1999

MR. CHESTER
Automobile mechanic
DAWSONVILLE - Earl Chester, 83, died Saturday, August 21, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Dawson County, Mr. Chester was a son of the late Benjamin and Rachel Chester.
He worked as an automobile mechanic for many years and was a bus driver for the Dawson County School System for 12 years. Mr. Chester was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Inell Chester, a son, Dennis Chester, five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 23, in the chapel of Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, with the Revs. Roy Bailey and Clarence Stanley officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Chester; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Gary Bruce, Hoschton, Teresa and Tim Parton and Connie and Ronnie Sosebee, all of Dawsonville, and Melba and Jerrell Fricks, Dahlonega; daughter, Helen Anderson, Dawsonville; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Jimmie Ann Chester, Wayne and Ann Chester and David and Michelle Chester, all of Dawsonville; sons, Norman Chester, Bennie Chester and Marty Chester, all of Dawsonville; step-daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Luke Martin, Dawsonville; three brothers, Carl Chester, Clayton Chester, both of Dawsonville, and Loy Chester, Dahlonega; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and a number of other relatives.
Bearden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 25, 1999


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