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OBITUARY PAGE - SEPTEMBER 29, 1999 - COMMERCE, GEORGIA

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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 29, 1999

Shirley P. Terry
Mrs. Shirley P. Terry, 67, of Commerce, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Fulton County, Mrs. Terry was born April 4, 1932. She was a daughter of the late Shirley and Corine Clayton Pawley.
Mrs. Terry was a homemaker and a member of Victory Chapel Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 24, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Bill Smith and Eugene Pritchett officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Claude Terry; one son, Bryan Terry, Commerce; three daughters, Gina House, Rocky Mountain, N.C., Cindy Kinney, Commerce, and Teresa Timms, Duluth; two brothers, Milton Pawley, Douglasville, and Perry Pawley, St. Simons Island; three sisters, Lila Champaine, Covington, Sylvia Tarpley, Decatur, and Hazel Turpin, Atlanta; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 1999

Cleo Slater
Cleo Slater, 65, of Commerce, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a brief illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Slater was born May 13, 1934. He was a son of Minnie Gee Slater, Commerce, and the late Paul Slater.
Mr. Slater was a retired electrician. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Slater.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Jimmy Owensby and Sam Dorsey officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie Slater, Commerce; three daughters, Kira Bennett, Angie Gilliam and Becky Pierce, all of Commerce; three brothers, Clifford Slater, Johnny Slater and Willie Slater, all of Commerce; four sisters, Minnie Lou Carroll, Gertrude McDaniel and Barbara McEver, all of Commerce, and Dorothy Kitchens and Ginnie Martin, both of Nicholson; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 1999

Donald E. O'Kelley Jr.
Donald E. "Donnie" O'Kelley Jr., 46, of Lawrenceville, died Monday, September 27, 1999.
A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Mr. O'Kelley was a son of Donald E. Sr. and Barbara L. O'Kelley, Commerce.
He was a maintenance mechanic coordinator with White Lightning/Sherwin-Williams Company, Lawrenceville, and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. O'Kelley was preceded in death by a brother, Tony O'Kelley, in 1961.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, September 28, in the Stateroom of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Brenda Piper O'Kelley; one son, Patrick O'Kelley, Atlanta; one step-son, Ronnie Pilgrim Jr., Dahlonega; grandmother, Irene O'Kelley, Commerce; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 1999

Mary G. Cochran
Mrs. Mary Gladys Cochran, 86, of Commerce, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Cochran was born October 5, 1912. She was a daughter of the late John C. and Myrt Keesee Pruitt.
Mrs. Cochran was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing Company and was a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church, Homer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Cochran.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 30, at Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Black officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include sister-in-law, Lorene Pruitt, Riverdale; niece, Charlotte Gunnin, Tyrone; and a cousin, Marion Whitfield, and family, Commerce.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 1999

Jack L. Queen
Jack L. Queen, 74, of Hull, died Sunday, September 26, 1999.
Mr. Queen was born in Rabun County, the son of the late Lester and Rhoda Welborn Queen.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired diesel engine mechanic with Saunders/Ryder Truck & Leasing. Mr. Queen was a member of Ebenezer Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thedosha P. Queen, and two sons, Danny Vance Queen and Dexter Lewis Queen.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 29, at Hull Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Methodist Church cemetery, Hollywood. Tim Coker, Russell Coker, Paul Moore, Gene Gaines, Leonard Garrett, David P. Queen, Kenneth Queen Childers and Phillip Queen served as pallbearers.
Survivors include six daughters, Diann Free Williams and Tammy S. Free, both of Hull, Delores Q. Garrett and Debral Gail Moore, both of Athens, Doris Faye Gaines, Nicholson, and Drucilla Q. Coker, Danielsville; one son, David P. Queen; three sisters, Dorothy Markham, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Mary Worrell, Pennsylvania, and Savanah Iler, West Palm Beach, Fla.; one brother, Robert Queen, Rosenville, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 1999

William T. Crawford
William Thomas "Bud" Crawford, 70, of Braselton, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Crawford was born in Hall County, where he lived all his life. He was retired from the Hall County Board of Education and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 25, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with Pastor Jim Austin officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Nell Crawford; three sons, Mickey Crawford, Dahlonega, Larry Fricks, Lula, and Gary Fricks, Maysville; four daughters, Louise Shoemake, Braselton, Geraldine Gibbs, Duluth, Barbara Bagwell, Gainesville, and Sherry Cowan, Chestnut Mountain; one sister, Mildred Crawford, Flowery Branch; 20 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 1999

Willie J. Camp
Willie Joe Camp, 74, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Camp was born July 10, 1924 in Barrow County, a son of the late Luke and Cora Giles Camp.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1944 and was released with an honorable discharge in 1946. Mr. Camp was a member of Bush Chapel AME Church, Winder, joining at an early age. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Bell Camp.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 23, in the chapel of Willie B. Young's Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Milton Mays officiating. Burial was in Calvery Memorial Garden.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Arthur Pattman, Commerce; one son, Timothy C. Camp; sister, Mrs. Lois Lytle, Chicago, Ill.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Hazel and L.C. Bailey, Flowery Branch, and Doris and Walter Thomas, Gainesville; brothers, Rainey Camp, Billy Camp and Jerrell Camp, all of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Mary Camp, Gainesville; an aunt, Mrs. Geneva Hood, Winder; extended family, Elaine Camp and Penny and Charles Stephens; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Young's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 29, 1999



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