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OBITUARY PAGE - SEPTEMBER 8, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GA

MR. MCDONALD
Retired from
poultry industry
JEFFERSON - James A. "Simmons" McDonald, 49, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, at Rockdale Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. McDonald was born November 24, 1949. He was a son of the late Gordon "Shorty" and Mazie Wheeler McDonald.
Mr. McDonald was retired from the poultry industry.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 7, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one brother, Jack McDonald, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MISS APPLEBY
New Salem
Baptist rites
JEFFERSON - Miss Nelease Appleby, 42, died Wednesday, September 1, 1999.
Miss Appleby was a daughter of Grace Appleby, Jefferson, and the late Royce Appleby.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, at New Salem Baptist Church with the Revs. Hazell Quarles, Kenneth Cooper, Fred Wilson and Mitchell Appleby officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sons, Rogeriacus Shaton Young and Aemark Reshaw Young, both of Jefferson; one daughter, Carla Latrese Appleby, Jefferson; six sisters, Frances Sewell, Jefferson, Vivian Hardin, Atlanta, Joyce Elaine Shields and Debra Ann Carruth, both of Gainesville, and Delphine Burton and Donnette Parks, both of Athens; two brothers, Royce Appleby Jr., Athens, and James Appleby, Jefferson; one grandchild.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MR. UNDERWOOD
Ford Motor Co. retiree
MCDONOUGH - Johnny Bradford Underwood, 59, died Sunday, September 5, 1999, at Emory University Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Underwood was born March 16, 1940. He was a son of the late William Tommy and Stella Culpepper Underwood.
Mr. Underwood retired from Ford Motor Company in September of 1994, with 30 years of service. He was a member of Pendergrass Baptist Church and the UAW #882.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 8, in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, with Dr. Tim Dowdy officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Doster Underwood; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Edward Moore, McDonough; son and daughter-in-law, John and Lana Underwood, Locust Grove; four brothers, Thomas Underwood and Charles Underwood, both of Talmo, Jimmy Underwood, Jefferson, and Harry Underwood, Pendergrass; three sisters, Blanche Kinney, Pendergrass, Joan Cody, Jefferson, and Shirley Channell, Athens; and grandchildren, Katie and John Moore, both of McDonough, and Amanda Lee, Denham Springs, La.
Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MR. EUBANKS
Beaverdam
Baptist member
COMMERCE - Albert Eubanks Sr., 95, 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 Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MR. SNIPES
Father of two
MAYSVILLE - Darrell Randy Snipes, 43, 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 Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MRS. REEL
Mother of countian
AUBURN - Mrs. Nancy Wilbanks Reel, 47, died Friday, September 3, 1999.
A native of Athens, Mrs. Reel had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was a group leader with Scientific Atlanta. She was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 6, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Sammy Everett and James Helton officiating. Burial was in the Union Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Denise Walls, Braselton; her mother, Julia Everett Wilbanks, Auburn; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Eugene and Ellen Wilbanks, Dacula; brother, Ricky Gene Wilbanks, Auburn; two grandsons, Michael and Jacob Walls, Braselton; one niece and four nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MRS. LANGFORD
Jackson County native
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Christine B. Langford, 82, grandmother of Sherry Lewis, Maysville, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Langford had lived in Hall County for a number of years. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Grace Black.
Mrs. Langford worked as a beautician for many years and was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 5, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Jack Burgess officiating. Burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her granddaughter, include daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Nolan Dykes, Dothan, Ala.; daughter, Rita Chambers, Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell and Joan Langford, Acworth, and Jack and Minnie Langford, Gainesville; two sisters, Henrietta Foster, Caston, Ala., and Genell Nuckolls, Thomaston; grandchildren, Keith Langford, Christie Taunton, Michael Dykes, Jack Langford Jr., Sam Langford, Dana Langford and Dawn Langford; and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society, 875 Ridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MR. COWART
J.C.C.H.S. student
HOSCHTON - Andrew J. Cowart, 16, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Cowart was born in Hall County. He was a son of MaDonna M. Cowart, Hoschton, and Roger Dale Cowart, Braselton.
Mr. Cowart was a student at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, where he played sports. He was employed with Chateau Elan and attended Walnut Fork Baptist Church and Hopewell Baptist Church.
Family members said, "Andrew loved sports."
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 9, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Robby Foster, Greg Worley and Tim Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Charles "Joe" Cowart, Hoschton; step-mother, Tammy Cowart, Braselton; grandparents, Robert T. and Barbara McCoy, Mt. Airy, and Wymon and Shirley Brownlee, Lawrenceville; and a great-grandmother, Katie Bruce, Lawrenceville.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MR. GINN
U.S. Navy veteran
COMMERCE - James Samuel Ginn, 72, 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 Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MRS.
SCARBROUGH
Commerce native
MACON - Mrs. Geraldine Purser Scarbrough, 74, 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 Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MRS. DYER
Mother of five
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Clifford Melissa Dyer, 87, 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 Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MR. ALLEN
Uncle of countians
FLOWERY BRANCH - Ralph H. Allen, 85, great-uncle of April Murphy, Pendergrass, and Wendy Mahaffey, Jefferson, died Saturday, September, 4, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Allen was born May 30, 1914. He was a son of the late Millard and Margaret Mooney Allen.
Mr. Allen was a retired truck driver with Branch Motor Express, Gainesville, and was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Gainesville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 7, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Cliff Rigby officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Garland Wilkes, Elmer Wilkes, David Southers, Jimmy Burnette, Craig Gibbs and Jason Patterson served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his nieces, include his wife of 51 years, Mildred Allen; son and daughter-in-law, Randall "Randy" and Jackie Allen, Round Rock, Texas; half-brother, J.C. Allen, Cornelia; two grandsons, Christopher "Chris" Allen, Denver, Colo., and Brian Allen, Round Rock, Texas; and many other nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MR. SEARS
Commerce native
BALDWIN - 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 Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999

MR. THREATT
Restaurant owner
COMMERCE - Clifford N. Threatt, 89, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999.
Mr. Threatt was born August 18, 1910, the son of the late Odell and Doshia Bone Threatt.
He was a restaurant owner. Mr. Threatt was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda H. Threatt, and a son, Gene Threatt.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 10, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include grandchildren, Scott Threatt and Carolyn Thoennes, both of Greenville, S.C., and Hamp and Hillary Gary, Commerce; great-grandchildren, R.J. and Reagan Thoennes, both of Greenville, S.C.; and a niece, Alma Grace Gary.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 8, 1999


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