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OBITUARY PAGE - SEPTEMBER 29, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GA

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MR. RIVES
U.S. Army veteran
JEFFERSON - Chester Thomas Rives, 74, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at Barrow Medical Center following a sudden illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Rives was born November 1, 1924. He was a son of the late Lude Thomas and Ava Hogan Rives.
Mr. Rives was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II in the European Theater. He was retired from the textile industry.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 24, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating. Burial was in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Alline Shannon Rives; two sons, Larry T. Rives and Harold J. Rives, both of Jefferson; two daughters, Mary Frances Rives and Wanda Rives Mahaffey, both of Jefferson; and two sisters, Angie Dye and Mildred Rives, both of Danielsville; and two grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MR. MAULDIN
Veteran of U.S. Marines, Navy
HOSCHTON - James Eugene Mauldin, 62, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Mauldin was born August 7, 1937. He was a son of the late Clarence and Etta Clark Mauldin.
Mr. Mauldin was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and of the U.S. Navy. He was retired from Crystal Farms and was a member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church. Mr. Mauldin was also a member of Rockwell Lodge.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Howard Banks officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder, with Masonic rites at graveside. Bill Hales, Ken Hales, Johnny Bell, Scott Yaughn, Clyde Kiley, Myron Stephens, Jesse Maddox and Donald Wood served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Rockwell Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Robbie Watkins Mauldin; two sons, Jeff Mauldin and Greg Mauldin, both of Hoschton; three sisters, Ruth Brewer, Grace Yaughn and Thelma Bell, all of Braselton; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Ann Watkins, Hoschton; and three grandchildren, Brittany Mauldin, Athens, Paige Mauldin, Winder, and Austin Mauldin, Hoschton.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MRS. TERRY
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Shirley P. Terry, 67, 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 Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MR. SLATER
Retired electrician
COMMERCE - Cleo Slater, 65, 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; five 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 Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MR. WILLIAMSON
Landscape engineer
BILOXI, MISS. - Leslie Burke Williamson, 51, formerly of Jefferson, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at his residence following a sudden illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Williamson was born April 8, 1948. He was a son of Serena Dell Williams Williamson, Hull, and the late Wyatt Williamson.
Mr. Williamson worked as a landscape engineer.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson. Burial was in the Williamson Family Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Burke Williamson, Hattiesburg, Miss.; three daughters, Leanne Holmes and Amy Keyes, both of Petal, Miss., and Serena Williamson, Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters, Kellie England, Hull, and Shiela Underwood, Pendergrass; two brothers, Pat Williamson, Dallas, Texas, and Ronnie Williamson, McDonough; and two grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MR. O'KELLEY
Son of countians
LAWRENCEVILLE - Donald E. "Donnie" O'Kelley Jr., 46, 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 Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MR. FOLSOM
World War II veteran
WINDER - Robert E. Folsom, 81, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Friday, September 24, 1999.
Mr. Folsom was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of the late Charles Leon and Cora Manne Folsom.
He was a World War II veteran and was a retired truck driver. Mr. Folsom was a member of the Teamsters Union.
Graveside services were held Sunday, September 26, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Winder.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Galic Folsom; one daughter, Carole Ellis, Winder; grandchildren and spouses, Teresa and Michael Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio, Linda and Timothy Armstrong, Jefferson, and Charles Paul Stern II and Wendy Stern, Winder; granddaughter, Lisa Woytsek, Winder; and six great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MR. QUEEN
Father of countian
HULL - Jack L. Queen, 74, 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 Garret, 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 Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MRS. SHADDEN
Porterdale native
ATHENS - Mrs. Grace Polson Shadden, 77, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at her residence.
A native of Porterdale, Mrs. Shadden was born July 17, 1922. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Emma Canup Polson.
Mrs. Shadden was retired from Sky City Department Store and was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held Monday, September 27, at Evergreen Memorial Park with the Revs. John Kesler and David Perkins officiating.
Survivors include her husband, James C. Shadden; two daughters, Joannie Bridges, Watkinsville, and Sandra Coleman, Hull; two sisters, Maudie Castleberry, Decatur, and Myrtle Castel, West Columbia, S.C.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

 

MR. CAMP
U.S. Army veteran
GAINESVILLE - Willie Joe Camp, 75, 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 Charlie 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 Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MRS. STOYLE
Mother of countian
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Elmo Blanche Stoyle, 76, of Danielsville, died Thursday, September 23, 1999.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mrs. Stoyle was a daughter of the late John Jackson Graham and Leona Fitzpatrick.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Stoyle was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Stoyle.
Graveside services were held Sunday, September 26, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three daughters, Winona Fields, Danielsville, Gloria Bellew, Commerce, and Stephanie Hanley, Hull; one sister, Shirley G. Jones, Ila; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999
MR. BOYD
U.S. Army veteran
JEFFERSON - Abner Davis Boyd, 78, died Monday, September 27, 1999, at Barrow Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Boyd was born September 1, 1921. He was a son of the late Clyde and Bertha Lackey Boyd.
Mr. Boyd was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired carpenter and cabinet maker.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 30, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Dry Pond United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Wilson Boyd; two daughters, Gail Barchuk and Pam Greene, both of Jefferson; three sisters, Clyde Nelle Giles, Winterville, Lucille Raney, Stone Mountain, and Sara Skinner, Ft. Myers, Fla.; three brothers, Thomas Boyd and Robert Boyd, both of Winder, and Franklin Boyd, Hoschton; and three grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MR. MELTON
Retired auto
serviceman
JEFFERSON - Clarence Harvel Melton, 69, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999.
Mr. Melton was a native of Gwinnett County. He was a retired auto serviceman and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 23, in the chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, with the Revs. Joel Young, Radford Brownlee and Shannon Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville.
Survivors include his wife, Alba Burton Melton; two sons, James Melton, Dacula, and Britt Melton, Pendergrass; step-children, Lanita Ricks, Dacula, Todd Burton, Lawrenceville, and Lynnette Burton, Jefferson; four sisters, Evelyn Higgins, Buford, Geraldine McCoy, Dallas, Helen Gower, Dacula, and Catherine Lay, Lawrenceville; sisters-in-law, Nuel Melton, Buford, and Lois Melton Britt, Lawrenceville; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ivy Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 2500 Ivy Creek Road, NE, Buford, GA 30519.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MR. PURCELL
Retired iron worker
GAINESVILLE - Harold Lamar Purcell Jr., 59, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Purcell was born March 24, 1940. He was a son of the late Harold Lamar and Thelmo Langford Purcell.
Mr. Purcell was a retired iron worker and was of the Baptist denomination. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #219.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 29, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Scott Wilson officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Greg Merritt, Tim Clark, Brian Woodring, Wes Ekard, Jason Ekard and Mark Merritt served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Richard Purcell; son and daughter-in-law, Harold Lamar "Trey" Purcell III and Lisa Purcell, Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Stuart Smith, Oakwood, Kim and Hobie Wehunt, Gainesville, and Traci and Jason Reed, Flowery Branch; daughters, Kelly Wright, Oakwood, and Amy Purcell, Gainesville; six sisters, Becky Merritt, Chestnut Mountain, Dianne Johnson, Cumming, Judy Lewis and Helen Loggins, both of Gainesville, and Sally Ekard and Patti Shumake, both of Jefferson; one brother, Tommy Purcell, Covington; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MRS. FORE
Mother of countian
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Kathleen Smith Fore, 70, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Fore was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh D. Smith.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Jay Bryant, Chris Ellis, Jamie Smith and Jerry Whitlock officiating. Burial was in the Mayfield Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Johnny Fitzgerald, Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Betty Smith, Braselton, Bobby and Becky Smith, Roger and Debbie Smith and Danny and Lisa Smith, all of Gainesville, Mike and Peggy Smith, Cumming, and David and Shirley Smith, Dahlonega; brother and sister-in-law, Pete and Cora Hicks, Gainesville; sister, Shirley Davis, Cumming; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lee and Robert Dacus, Dahlonega, and Fannie and Shorty Mooney, Gainesville; 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MRS. WILLIAMS
Brother of countian
DEMOREST - Mrs. Ruby Foster Williams, 80, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at Stephens County Hospital following an extended illness.
Mrs. Williams was born in Towns County, but lived most of her life in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late Hoyt and Minnie Gribble Foster.
Mrs. Williams was retired from Edward Floor Company and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Loyd Williams.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, in the chapel of MaGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Clarkesville Cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Bennie Smith, Clarkesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Geraldine Williams and Leon and Jackie Williams, all of Demorest, and Mike and Karen Williams, Cornelia; one sister, Zora Lee Bond, Jefferson; seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

Mr. Crawford
Memorial Park
Cemetery rites
BRASELTON - William Thomas "Bud" Crawford, 70, 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, Gainesville.
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 Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999

MRS. COCHRAN
Banks County native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Mary Gladys Cochran, 86, 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 Jackson Herald, September 29, 1999


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