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OBITUARY PAGE - SEPTEMBER 8, 1999 - COMMERCE, GEORGIA

James S. Ginn
James Samuel Ginn, 72, of Commerce, died Sunday, September 5, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Ginn was born October 6, 1926. He was a son of the late Earl and Ila Spurlock Ginn.
Mr. Ginn was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a retired supervisor with Westinghouse. He was a member of Cabin Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Ginn was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Ginn.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Troy Herbert and Elwyn Wilbanks officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Ayers Ginn; one son, Keith Ginn, Commerce; two daughters, Tricia Ginn, Commerce, and Jamie Jordan, Hartwell; and two grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 8, 1999

Albert Eubanks Sr.
Albert Eubanks Sr., 95, of Commerce, died Friday, September 3, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Eubanks was born August 10, 1904. He was a son of the late William and Fannie Nunn Eubanks.
Mr. Eubanks was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Mae Thompson Eubanks.
Graveside services were held Sunday, September 5, in the Beaverdam Baptist Church cemetery with Dr. Ray E. Richardson officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Albert Eubanks Jr., Taylor, S.C., and Billy Eubanks, Commerce; five daughters, Jane Bare, Snellville, Rebecca Bennefield, Hampton, Imogene Seabolt, Commerce, Peggy Standridge, Stockbridge, and Mildred Wilson, Warner Robins; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 8, 1999

Darrell R. Snipes
Darrell Randy Snipes, 43, of Maysville, died Thursday, September 2, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens, following an extended illness.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Snipes was born February 12, 1956. He was a son of Barbara Ann Snipes, Maysville, and the late Darrell James Snipes.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 5, at Freedom Church of God with the Revs. Curtis Hammonds and Tim Garrett officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Randy Chad Snipes, Homer; one daughter, Kala Ann Snipes, Toccoa; and two brothers, Ricky Snipes, Maysville, and Ronny Snipes, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 8, 1999

Geraldine P. Scarbrough
Mrs. Geraldine Purser Scarbrough, 74, of Macon, died Friday, August 13, 1999.
A native of Commerce, Mrs. Scarbrough was born in February of 1925. She was a daughter of the late Howard and Musette Jackson Wheeler, formerly of Commerce.
Mrs. Scarbrough was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and of the Truth Seekers Sunday School class.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 15, at Hart's Mortuary, Macon. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie Scarbrough; children, Richard Purser, Macon, Stanley Purser, Griffin, Valeria Lodge, Nashville, Tenn., and Regina Ballard, Sandersville; step-children, Norma Jean Lucas, Cochran, Shirley Ward, Baldwin County, and Rose Jones, Macon; one brother, Melvin Wheeler, Savannah; seven grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of lowers, memorials may be made to Renew the Vision at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 914 2nd Street, Macon, GA 31201.
Hart's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 8, 1999

Terry Hall
Terry "T.D" Hall, 43, of Mableton, died Tuesday, August 31, 1999.
Mr. Hall was a 1974 graduate of Wills High School, Smyrna. He was employed with Georgia Power for 25 years as a mechanic and was a Union Shop Steward. Mr. Hall was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local 84 and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 2, in the chapel of Castellaw Funeral Home, Smyrna, with the Rev. Richard Hemphill officiating. Burial was in Georgia Memorial Park.
Survivors include two brothers, Donald B. Hall, Commerce, and John Michael Hall, Powder Springs; one niece and one nephew.
Castellaw Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 8, 1999

Clifford M. Dyer
Mrs. Clifford Melissa Dyer, 87, of Danielsville, died Sunday, August 29, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Dyer was born January 14, 1912 in Gainesville. She was a daughter of the late James and Gertrude Weaver Thomas.
Mrs. Dyer was preceded in death by a son, Charlie G. Dyer.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 1, at Full Gospel Holiness Church with the Revs. Lester Haynes and Larry Dyer officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Collie Dyer; three sons, Dewey Dyer, Blacksburg, S.C., Herschel Dyer, Danielsville, and Hubert Dyer, Lula; two daughters, Lucille Hooper, Nicholson, and Ethelene Meadow, Commerce; three brothers, Billy Thomas, Gainesville, and Bobby Thomas and Charlie Thomas, both of Baldwin; five sisters, Pearlee Armour, Belton, Vadie Armour, Dorothy King and Phoebe Thomas, all of Alto, and Winnie Ward, Seneca, N.C.; 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 8, 1999

Thomas R. Sears
Thomas Ray Sears, 43, of Baldwin, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at Habersham Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Sears was born July 29, 1956. He was a son of Doris Faye Bennett Sears, Baldwin, and the late Charles Sears.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 8, at Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Phil Ferguson and Paul Robertson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Dylan Sears, Atlanta, and Heath Sears, Baldwin; three brothers, Allen Sears, Commerce, Dwight Sears, Homer, and William Sears, Atlanta; and three sisters, Linda Murray, Seneca, S.C., Judy Owensby, Maysville, and Barbara Sears, Lavonia.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 8, 1999

Randy D. Carroll
Randy Dewayne Carroll, 17, of Colbert, died.
A native of Anderson County, Tenn., Mr. Carroll was a son of Greg and Margarett Carroll Ridenour.
He was a member of Colbert First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at Renewed Hope Full Gospel Ministry Church, Lafollette, Tenn., with the Revs. Andrew Airs and Charles Tackett officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Lafollette, Tenn.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sisters, Ashley Parks, Campbell County, Tenn., and Amanda Partain, Hull; and three brothers, Clifton Carroll, Campbell County, Tenn., and D.J. Ridenour and Josh Ridenour, both of Colbert.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Youth Group of Colbert First Baptist Church.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 8, 1999



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