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OBITUARY PAGE - OCTOBER 6, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GA

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MRS. HUNTSINGER
Mill Creek Baptist Church member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Ruby Mae Crane Huntsinger, 85, died Saturday, October 2, 1999, at Barrow Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Dawson County, Mrs. Huntsinger was born May 10, 1914. She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Azalee Sheffield Crane.
Mrs. Huntsinger was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two sons, Donald Huntsinger and Wallace Huntsinger.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Terry Brock and Johnny Knight officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Mrs. Huntsinger's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one son, Bobby Huntsinger, Scottsdale; three daughters, Hazel Robinson, Conyers, and Dean Streetman and Peggy Porter, both of Jefferson; one sister, Annie Maude Hollis, Pendergrass; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MR. BUTLER
Business owner
HOSCHTON - Carlton S. Butler, 70, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Butler was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Claude and Mattie Cross Butler.
He was owner of Butler Shavings and was a supplier to many agricultural operations within this area. Mr. Butler was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2, at Sharon Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Peevy and Marion Prather officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Butler; three daughters, Ruby Musser and Michele Butler, both of Auburn, and Christine Butler, Hoschton; one son, Dennis C. Butler, Hoschton; four sisters, Frances Bailey, Hampton, and Retha White, Becky McGahee and Margie Shaw, all of Fayetteville; two brothers, James Butler, Fayetteville, and Raymond Butler, Sharksburg; step-mother, Catherine Butler, Fayetteville; and five grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MR. SIMMONS
World War II veteran
MAYSVILLE - Lloyd Clyde Simmons, 77, died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Simmons was born March 5, 1922, the son of the late William and Omie West Simmons.
He was a veteran of World War II and had worked in the textile industry. Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by two brothers, Hoyt Y. Simmons and Roy L. Simmons.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 5, in Banks County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. William Buzzie Simmons officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Bobby Simmons and J.R. Simmons, both of Commerce, and Edward L. Simmons, Mililani, Hawaii; one brother, Johnny Simmons, Commerce; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MR. MUCKLEROY
U.S. Army veteran
BRASELTON - William Butler Muckleroy, 84, died Thursday, September 30, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Muckleroy was born March 13, 1915 in Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired boiler maker.
Memorial services will be held in Florida at a later date.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jeanette Muckleroy; five daughters, Erlene Lucas, Maryland, Janet Knight, Houston, Texas, Becky Kilgore, Austell, Maggie Muckleroy, Jefferson, and Mary Bowen, Braselton; one brother, Jim Carl Muckleroy, Alaska; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999
MRS. BALLENGER
Blue Bell Mfg. retiree
COMMERCE - Mrs. Reba Pendergrass Ballenger, 76, died Friday, October 1, 1999, at St. Mary's Longterm Care Center.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Ballenger was born February 5, 1923. She was a daughter of the late Thad and Bessie Maebelle Snipes Pendergrass.
Mrs. Ballenger was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick Esco Ballenger.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. John Turlington officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Donald Adams, Toccoa; three daughters, Sybil Looney and Shirley Sorrow, both of Commerce, and Helen Venable, Nicholson; three sisters, Lillie Clark, Royston, Ethel Gary, Commerce, and Maebelle Motes, Porterdale; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MR. ROBERTS
Minister
MAYSVILLE - Howard Jessie Roberts, 79, died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Homer, Mr. Roberts was born April 18, 1920. He was a son of the late Enoch and Ella Scott Roberts.
Mr. Roberts was a minister.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 5, at The Church of God with the Revs. Melvin Kramer, Louis Gaddis and Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Midway Cemetery, Gillsville.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Roberts; four sons, Clayton Greenway and Doug Roberts, both of Gainesville, Terry Greenway, Macon, and Leon Roberts, Maysville; two daughters, Reba Morgan, Gainesville, and Bonnie Parson, Maysville; two brothers, Robert Roberts, Gainesville, and Ted Roberts, Homer; three sisters, Ruby Edge, Gainesville, Ruth Strickland, Homer, and Roberta Watkins, Gillsville; and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MR. WILLIAMS
Georgia Power retiree
TOCCOA-George W. "G.W." Williams, 83, died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at Stephens County Hospital.
Born August 7, 1916, he was a son of the late George W. and Nancy Graham Williams. Mr. Williams was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the 220 Fellowship of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He was retired from Georgia Power Company and was a member of the Ambassadors of Georgia Power Company.
Funer services were held Tuesday, October 5, at the chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with the Revs. Larry King and Jack Sosby officiating. Burial was in Stephens Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were George Camp, Ted Johnson, Cliff Collins, Ligon Gibson, Hugh Sharp and Joe Bell. Ambassadors of Georgia Power and the adult men's Sunday School class served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Belle Gabriel Williams, Toccoa; one son, Larry Williams, Maysville; three grandsons, Tony Williams, Corpus Christi, Texas, Jonathan Williams, Gainesville, and Jeremy Williams, Maysville; three sisters, Thelma Snelson, Statham, Lois Gabriel, Crawford, and Willie May Gabriel, Auburn; one brother, George Junior Williams, Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.
Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MRS. SMALLWOOD
Madison
County native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Ouida Sue Shields Smallwood, 90, died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at her residence.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Smallwood was born April 20, 1909. She was a daughter of the late Johnny William and Mattie Ruth Martin Shields.
Mrs. Smallwood was retired from Commerce Sportswear and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Littleton Smallwood.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Mark Polston and David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one brother, J.W. Shields, Commerce; one sister, Ruth S. Barnett, Warner Robins; and a special friend, Inez Thompson, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MR. ROBERTS
Marine Corps inspector
SYLVESTER - Louis Edward "Roby" Roberts, 53, died Monday, September 27, 1999, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany.
A native of Jefferson, Mr. Roberts was a son of Rena Sealey, Locust Grove, and the late Edward Roberts.
He was an inspector for the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base and had retired as a U.S. Air Force master sergeant, with 20 years of service. Mr. Roberts was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 30, at Mathews Oaklawn Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Ron Baxley officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Spencer Greg Roberts, Menifee, Calif.; one daughter, Amy Boren, Macon; one brother, Marty Roberts, Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Mabel Chambers, Grovetown, and Beatrice Lewis, Martinez; and one grandchild.
Mathews Oaklawn Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MISS GAILEY
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Miss Reba Gailey, 92, died Monday, October 4, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Banks County, Miss Gailey was a daughter of the late John T. and Kittie Vaughn Gailey.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Miss Gailey was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Gailey and Clinton Gailey.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 6, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Brad Wilson, George Cobb and Brent Lord officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three nieces, Betty Cobb, Scottsboro, Ala., Beverly Lord, Commerce, and Peggy Jo Paul, Warner Robins; nephews and cousins.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MRS. BLOUNT
Homemaker
LOGANVILLE-Mrs. Madie Turner Blount, 82, died October 2, 1999.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Blount was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Blount.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, in the Eternal Hills Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Hall officiating. Burial was in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens.
Survivors include three daughters, Jeynell Logue, Pendergrass, Darlene Fouts, Lawrenceville, and Debra Kight, Stockbridge; seven sons, Forrest A. Blount, Snellville, Freddie Blount, Loganville, Franklin Blount, Pineville, N.C., William Blount, Lawrenceville, Ricky Blount, Chester, S.C., and Johnny Blount and Jimmy Blount, both of Loganville; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MRS. ADAMS
Housewife
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Carolyn Adams, 61, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999.
Mrs. Adams was born in Fulton County, the daughter of the late Harry Thomas Smith and Lizzie Mae Peterman.
She was a housewife and was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held Saturday, October 2, in the Antioch Baptist Church cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Sanders, Jefferson, and Donna Standridge, Athens; three sons, Timmy Adams, Statham, Danny Adams, Athens, and Tommy Adams, Nicholson; one sister, Martha Carter, Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Harry Smith, Athens; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Fuenral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MR. ELROD
Carnesville native
HULL - Clarence J. Elrod, 77, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, following an extended illness.
Mr. Elrod was born August 20, 1922 in Carnesville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jimmy Owensby officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include his wife, Omie N. Elrod; one son, Fred Elrod, Gainesville; two daughters, Sandra Ann Elrod, Gainesville, and Wanda Patton, Greer, S.C.; two step-sons, John Norris, Carnesville, and Tommy Norris, Toccoa; one step-daughter, Bonnie Manley, Greer, S.C.; three brothers, the Rev. Charles Elrod, Commerce, Clifford Elrod, Statham, and Dale Elrod, Hull; and two sisters, Bessie Mae Crawford, Commerce, and Ruth Slater, Center.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MRS. SIMS
Jackson County native
STATHAM - Mrs. Annie Lou Sims, 92, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Sims was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Batey.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 3, at Fairfield Baptist Church, Statham, with the Rev. G.F. Frazier officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Joann S. Stevenson, Danielsville, Joyce Sims-Jones, Riverdale, and Johnette Sims Cotton, Louisville, Ky.; two sons, James Willie Sims Jr. and Jimmy R. Sims, both of Statham; one sister, Ola McClusky, Jefferson; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

MR. DEWATERS
U.S. Army veteran
AUSTELL - Raymond V. DeWaters, 77, formerly of Commerce, died Thursday, September 30, 1999.
Mr. DeWaters retired after 21 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant with the U.S. Army. He was a Prisoner Of War of World War II and received several medals, including the Bronze Star Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Unit Emblem, the American Campaign Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, with three bronze service stars for participation in Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes-Alsace campaigns. Mr. DeWaters also received the World War II Victory Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp, the Korean Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the United Nations Service Medal.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, in the chapel of Davis Struempf Funeral Home, Austell. Full military honors were held at Marietta National Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Cofield, Commerce; two brothers, John DeWaters, Commerce, and James DeWaters, Staten Island, N.Y.; one sister, Mary Peters, Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews.
Davis Struempf Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 6, 1999

 


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