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OBITUARY PAGE - SEPTEMBER 22, 1999 - COMMERCE, GEORGIA

Clifford N. Threatt
Clifford N. Threatt, 89, of Commerce, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999.
Mr. Threatt was born August 18, 1910, son of the late Odell and Doshia Bone Threatt.
He was a self-employed restaurant owner. Mr. Threatt was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda H. Threatt, and a son, Gene Threatt.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 10, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include grandchildren, Scott Threatt and Carolyn Thoennes, both of Greenville, S.C., and Hamp Gary and Hillary Gary, both of Commerce; two great-grandchildren, R.J. and Reagan Thoennes, both of Greenville, S.C.; and a niece, Alma Grace Gary.
The Commerce News, September 22, 1999

Bonnie S. Carlan
Mrs. Bonnie Sue Garrison Carlan, 62, of Maysville, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at her residence.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Carlan was a daughter of the late Olen B. and Mayola Coffee Garrison.
She was a schoolteacher and homemaker and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 18, at Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph Smith, Dean Bryant, James Ransom, Marshal Garmon and Terry Hagwood officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Swayne Carlan; daughters and sons-in-law, Cretia and Mark Ariail, Carnesville, Lawayne and Jason Oliver, Lula, and Amanda and Charlie Bowen, Maysville; daughter and fiancé, Jennifer Carlan and Jim Kent, both of Maysville; one sister, Olivia Slocum, Dublin; and four grandchildren, Ashley, Lindsey, Alisha and Haden Ariail, all of Carnesville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 22, 1999

Maggie S. Sargent
Mrs. Maggie Sarahelle Moore Sargent, 77, of Commerce, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Sargent was born November 18, 1921. She was a daughter of the late Daniel Oscar and Ida Kay Moore.
Mrs. Sargent was retired from Southern Uniform Rental and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Frank Sargent.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 17, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Tim Garrett and Richard James officiating. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge.
Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Sargent, Charlotte, N.C., and Wyman Sargent, Braselton; one brother, Roger Moore, Jefferson; one sister, Merline McKie, Commerce; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Commerce News, September 22, 1999

Harold D. Wehunt
Harold Dean Wehunt, 68, of Lula, father of Peggy Samples, Commerce, died Friday, September 17, 1999, at Emory Hospital, Atlanta, following an extended illness.
A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Wehunt was born January 3, 1931, the son of John Wehunt and Bertie Roper.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and was retired from the FAA. Mr. Wehunt was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville. Entombment was in the Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Survivors, in addition to his daughter, include his wife, Vivian Wehunt; one son, David Wehunt, Marietta; daughters, Denice Jones, Acworth, Diane Raines, Lovejoy, Penny Elrod, Gainesville, Cindi Deleon, Lula, and Tammy Lance, Hayesville, N.C.; three brothers, Junior Wehunt, Gainesville, Larry Wehunt, Flowery Branch, and Ronald Wehunt, Lula; four sisters, Freida Brookshire and Peggy Patterson, both of Gainesville, Marrel Bennett, Cumming, and Sue Peck, Dahlonega; 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 22, 1999

Dovena V. Beard
Mrs. Dovena Venable Beard, 93, of Commerce, died Monday, September 20, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Beard was born January 20, 1906. She was a daughter of the late Elmer and Margaret Matthews Venable.
Mrs. Beard was a former schoolteacher and was the owner of Beard Grocery and Restaurant. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Beard was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Beard.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 22, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Larry H. Beard, Decatur; one daughter, Elaine Wilmont, Fayetteville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 22, 1999

Flora S. Phillips
Mrs. Flora Sailors Phillips, 96, of Commerce, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Phillips was born May 7, 1903. She was a daughter of the late Zelotus and Susan Elizabeth White Sailors.
Mrs. Phillips was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was of the Holiness denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny L. Phillips, and a son, Howard O. Phillips.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 16, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Curtis Hammonds and Luke Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Grady L. Phillips, Lithonia; one daughter, Eva Tolbert, Commerce; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 22, 1999

Lena T. Shubert
Mrs. Lena Trotter Shubert, 80, of Commerce, died Saturday, September 18, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of White County, Mrs. Shubert was born May 20, 1919. She was a daughter of the late Clarence and U'Dell Farmer Trotter.
Mrs. Shubert was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pledger Shubert.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. James J. McLendon officiating. Burial was in the Silver Shoals Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Brookshire and Dell Denton, both of Homer, and Dixie Dilbeck, Maysville; three brothers, Carlton Trotter, Ohio, Grady Trotter, Gainesville, and Vernon Trotter, Commerce; three sisters, Geneva Gibson, Ann Humphrey and Nell McCarty, all of Gainesville; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The Commerce News, September 22, 1999



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