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OBITUARY PAGE - SEPTEMBER 22, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GA

MRS. PARKER
Retired seamstress
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Montine Singley Parker, 76, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at her residence following a sudden illness.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mrs. Parker was a daughter of the late James Mack and Essie Mae Adams Singley.
She was a retired seamstress and a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Gwinnett County. Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her husband, O.E. Parker, a son, Ronnie Lee Parker, and two brothers, Tandy Singley and Leroy Singley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 24, at Rocky Branch Baptist Church with the Revs. Carl Fowler and Horace Parr officiating. The body will lie in state from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Ray Parker, Jefferson; one brother, Neal Singley, Lawrenceville; four sisters, Shirley Wood, Jefferson, and Jewell Parr, Dot Stephens and Beatrice Wood, all of Lawrenceville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson. The family will also receive friends all day on Thursday at the funeral home.
Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999

MRS. BEARD
Former schoolteacher
COMMERCE - Mrs. Dovena Venable Beard, 93, 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 Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999

MR. WEHUNT
U.S. Air Force veteran
LULA - Harold Dean Wehunt, 68, 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, Marrell 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 Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999

MR. CRANE
Father of countian
FLOWERY BRANCH - Kenneth Russell Crane died Monday, September 13, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Flowery Branch, Mr. Crane was employed as a welder and was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 16, in the chapel of Tapp Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Chuck Nations officiating. Burial was in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Crane; two daughters, Brenda Cain, Jefferson, and Tammy Manders, Tennessee; two sons, Keith Crane, Flowery Branch, and Royce Crane, Buford; one sister, Mrs. Jessie Lee Smith, Flowery Branch; two brothers, Curtis Crane, Flowery Branch, and Wilburn Crane, Flowery Branch; and five grandchildren, Donna Crane, Russell Jordan, Brandon Manders, Cody Manders and Samuel Crane.
Tapp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999

MR. HARKNESS
Father of countians
CANTON, N.C. - James Warren Harkness, 74, died Friday, September 17, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
A native of West Virginia, Mr. Harkness had lived and worked in and around the northeast Georgia area for a number of years. He was employed as a design draftsman for E.M.S., Norcross.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Davies Harkness; two sons, Patrick Harkness and Mike Harkness, both of Jefferson; two daughters, Diann Harkness and Karen McStay, both of Jefferson; one step-son, Robert Eisenhardt, Canton, N.C.; one step-daughter, Teresa Clark, Waynesville, N.C.; one sister, Eco Hodges, Newport News, Va.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999

MR. CARTER
New Liberty UMC rites
BRASELTON - Robert Carter, 42, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 23, at New Liberty United Methodist Church with the Revs. Everest Carlile and Leonard Murphy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Carter; three sons, Richard Carter, Kevin Carter and Josh Carter, all of Braselton; one daughter, Sabrina Carter, Braselton; two brothers, Garnet Carter and William Carter, both of Braselton; and three sisters, Edna Carter, Fayetteville, N.C., and Edith Abernathy and Sheryl Carlile, both of Braselton.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999

MRS. CARLAN
Schoolteacher
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Bonnie Sue Garrison Carlan, 62, 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 Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999

MR. LOVELESS
Father of countian
CORNELIA - John Harold Loveless, 81, died Thursday, September 16, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Loveless was born January 5, 1918 in Atlanta. If ever asked his age, his standard answer would be, "Born in '18. Figure it out for yourself."
His father, the late John Marion Loveless, died while John was a child, so his mother, Bertie, a schoolteacher in Atlanta, raised him and his sister, Kathleen.
Mr. Loveless earned a degree from Emory University. He joined the Army Air Corps, which later became the United States Air Force. He served his country during World War II and for 26 years.
Starting as a lieutenant, he attained the highest rank available to non-commissioned officers, that of chief master sergeant. During this time, he met and married Virginia Ravenstein and they had four children. Due to the nature of his job, the family lived in many places all over the United States and in England.
After retiring from the service in 1967, he and his family moved to the family farm in Dacula. There he built a house and started two second careers as tax preparer for H & R Block and a Christmas tree farmer. He continued both jobs for about 20 years.
He always enjoyed the interaction with the public in both of these jobs, family members said.
His earlier travels led him to an appreciation of further travels. This included many cruises in the Caribbean, South America and Alaska. Other travels were the highlight of many years. Mr. Loveless and his wife moved to Cornelia five years ago. They resided at Alston Ridge.
Mr. Loveless was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 18, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Benny Nix officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Virginia "Jean" Loveless; daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Gene Cody, Clarkesville, and Mary and Chester Tullis, Smith, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, John K. and Marcia Loveless, Charlotte, N.C.; son, Charles Loveless, Hoschton; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999

MRS. SARGENT
Franklin County native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Maggie Sarahelle Moore Sargent, 77, 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.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999

MRS. MANN
Jackson County native
STATHAM - Mrs. Darlene Mann, 89, died Monday, September 20, 1999, at Barrow Medical Center.
Mrs. Mann was born to the late Will and Hattie Jones Wall in an area of Jackson County that later became Barrow County.
She resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Mann was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Mann, and a son, William Eugene "Billy" Mann.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 22, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Revs. Ronnie Healan, Brad Payne and Paul Freeman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeanette Reiser, Statham; two sons, Carl Mann and David Mann, both of Statham; two brothers, James Wall, Winder, and Ed Wall, Statham; one sister, Modean McElhannon, Statham; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999
MRS. ANDERSON
Homemaker
WINDER - Mrs. Mae C. Anderson, 96, died Saturday, September 11, 1999.
Mrs. Anderson was a native of Jackson County. She was a homemaker and a member of White Plains Baptist Church.
Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Anderson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 14, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include sister-in-law, Sadie Cooper, Braselton; a niece, Linda Geiger, Winder; great-niece and nephew, Donna and Billy Geiger; and other nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999

MRS. SIMS
Jackson County native
OAKWOOD - Mary Alice Sims, 76, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Sims lived in Hall County for a number of years.
She was retired from Warren Featherbone and was a member of Redwine United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 16, at Redwine United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Hoyt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two brothers, John Fite, Lula, and E.N. Fite, Gainesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999

MRS. GRIFFITH
Cave Springs
Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Elizabeth Mae "Lizzie" Griffith, 78, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Griffith was born February 1, 1921 in Hall County. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Ida Clements Stockton.
Mrs. Griffith was a homemaker and a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Griffith, and five brothers, Bud Lee Stockton, Wiley Stockton, Walter Stockton, Horace Stockton and Emory Stockton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 21, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Don Blalock officiating. Burial was in the Dry Pond United Methodist Church cemetery. Mrs. Griffith's nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sisters, Susie Cofield, Pendergrass, and Annie Lou Lord, Jefferson; one brother, Alvin Stockton, Conyers; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 22, 1999


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