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OBITUARY PAGE - OCTOBER 20, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GA

MISS PUETT
North Carolina native
JEFFERSON - Miss Gloria Karen Puett, 50, died Monday, October 18, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Murphy, N.C., Miss Puett was born November 24, 1948. She was a daughter of Hal J. and Dorothy Blackstock Puett, Jefferson.
Miss Puett was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 20, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Drs. Gerald Mitton and Mickey Kirkindoll officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include sisters and brothers-in-law, Elwanda and George White, Lilburn, and Ivelyn and Jim Hilliard, Cumming; nieces, Valerie White, Lilburn, Megan Hilliard, Cumming; and a nephew, Alex Hilliard, Cumming.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. EVANS
Retired farmer
PENDERGRASS - Alvin H. Evans, 87, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at Columbia Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Evans was born April 7, 1912. He was a son of the late Claude and Mae Holman Evans.
Mr. Evans was retired from McEver Packing Company and was a retired farmer. He was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Pendergrass, and was a member of Johnny Hill Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 21, at Mountain Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Myron Leckie officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Nathan Evans, David Stevens, Steve Hulsey, Ronnie Satterfield, Glenn Martin and Bradford Benson will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Orene Benson Evans; one son, Roy Evans, Pendergrass; two daughters, Mary Williams, Talmo, and Sandra Edwards, Woodstock; one sister, Ruby Dollar, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MRS. GAITHER
Tarpkins Family Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Johnnye L. Tarpkins Gaither, 65, died Friday, October 15, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Gaither was a daughter of M.B. Tarpkins, Commerce, and the late Rennie Tarpkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eurice Gaither.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 18, in the chapel of Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, with the Revs. R.E. Glass, Scotty Randolph, Roy Tarpkins and E.L. Pittman officiating. Burial was in the Tarpkins Family Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include son and daughter-in-law, Eurice Gaither Jr. and Angie Gaither; son, Ozzie Lee Tarpkins, Commerce; sisters and brothers-in-law, Willie and Obbie Westbrook, Carrie T. and John Greer, Edna M. and Willie Rucker and Jennifer and Cliff Stroud, all of Commerce, and Veverly A. and Earl Horne, Atlanta; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lewis and Cindy Tarpkins and the Rev. Oland and Carol Tarpkins, all of Commerce; brothers, M.B. Tarpkins Jr., Arizona, James Tarpkins, Commerce, Willie Duke, North Carolina, and Edward Cooper, Athens; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Forestglen Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MRS. MORGAN
Harmony Grove
Mill retiree
HAPEVILLE - Mrs. Maybelle H. Morgan, 101, died Saturday, October 16, 1999, at Sunbridge Nursing Home.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Morgan was born May 11, 1898. She was a daughter of the late Lon L. and Bertie Stowe Hill.
Mrs. Morgan was retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Hapeville United Methodist Church. She was also a member of several civic organizations. Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jefferson Morgan.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Ed Cook and Lee Almy officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, James P. Morgan, Hapeville; three daughters, Ann Adams, Orlando, Fla., Reba Bennett, Toccoa, and Blanche Craven, Gillsville; one sister, Pauline Martin, Carnesville; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hapeville United Methodist Church, 3510 Atlanta Avenue, Hapeville, GA 30354, or Sun Bridge Care and Rehabilitation, 315 Upper Riverdale Road, Riverdale, GA 30274.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. CHEATHAM
Mt. Tabor Baptist Church member
BOGART - Horace L. Cheatham, 68, died Monday, October 18, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Cheatham was born May 3, 1931. He was a son of the late Herman H. and Mattie Perry Cheatham.
Mr. Cheatham lived in Jackson County most of his life and retired from Overhead Door Company several years ago. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.
Family members say that Mr. Cheatham was "a loving husband and father and he was always willing to help his neighbors and friends."
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 20, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. James McDonald, J.B. McCarson and W.H. Ruff officiating. Burial was in the Providence United Methodist Church cemetery. Jimmy Mewborn, Troy Shadley, Wayne Martin, Billy Ruff, Billy McElhannon and Richard Hooper served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Dunson Cheatham; daughter and son-in-law, Johanna and Roger Shelnutt, Bogart; three sisters, Frances Jones, Watkinsville, and Louise Youngblood and Irene McElhannon, both of Bogart; two brothers, Elemer Cheatham, Bogart, and Herbert Cheatham, Charlottesville, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. DAVIS
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Dewitt Davis died, 82, Saturday, October 16, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Dewitt was born August 1, 1917 to the late Willie Mae Davis.
He joined Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Commerce, at an early age and attended regularly as his health would allow him. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Davis.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 21, at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. W.R. Brown, officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Jack Banks, Howard Lyles, Christopher Lester, Lee Mathis, Shawyn Walton, Leroy Niles, Vincent Walker and Hayes Pittman will serve as pallbearers. Ladies of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and Mr. Davis' nieces will serve as flower ladies.
Mr. Davis is survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. MCCLUSTER
Jackson County native
JEFFERSON - Scott A. McCluster, 48, died Saturday, October 16, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. McCluster was born April 11, 1951. He was a son of the late Scott Aker and Mary Smith McCluster.
Services were held Wednesday, October 20, in the chapel of Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jerry David officiating.
Survivors include four children, Kathy McCluster, Statham, and Stephanie Tate, Nicholas Tate and Clarence McCluster, all of Watkinsville; devoted niece and nephew, Sasha Fanshon Jennings and Brandon Jennings, both of Jefferson; step-grandmother, Georgia Stewart, Atlanta; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

JOHNSON YOUTH
Former JCES student
RIVER FALLS, ALA. - Tyler Kye Johnson, 9, formerly of Braselton, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Johnson was born March 17, 1990 in Hall County. He was a son of David Johnson and Tina Johnson, River Falls, Ala.
Johnson lived in Braselton until 1995 and attended Jackson County Elementary School.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three brothers, Anthony Johnson, River Falls, Ala., David Johnson Jr., Alabama, and Jamie Robinson, San Diego, Calif.; maternal grandparents, Hugh Lee and Wanda Parks, Clermont; paternal grandparents, Tex and Francis Hilldreth, River Falls, Ala., and Marsha Johnson, Winder; and maternal great-grandfather, Grady Williams.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. JONES
Paradise A.M.E. rites
JEFFERSON - Clinton Jones, 50, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999.
A native of Jefferson, Mr. Jones was born July 2, 1949. He was a son of the late Clyde Jones Jr. and Clara Hunter Thornhill.
Mr. Jones was raised in the home of his grandparents, the late Clyde and Annell Jones, and was also mothered by the late Anne Ruth Jones.
He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Paradise A.M.E. Church. After relocating to Cambridge, Mass., Mr. Jones united with the First Holiness Church of Cambridge, where he met his wife, Vivian Pina-Sealey.
Services were held Saturday, October 16, at Paradise A.M.E. Church, Jefferson. Burial was in the church cemetery. Michael Smith, Jimmy Chandler, Kendrick Hancock, David Hunter, Michael Shepherd, L.C. Martin and Bobby Pittman served as pallbearers. Relatives and friends served as flower ladies.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Roberta Johnson, Athens; daughter, Melissa Peppers, Gainesville; five step-children, Leslie Pierre-Louis, Bonita Bennett, Francis Clark Sealey, Michael Sealey and John Nelson, all of Cambridge, Mass.; sisters, Brenda Bailey, Boston, Mass., Dora Ann Clark, Jefferson, and Barbara Bailey, Gainesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Al Clark, Athens, and Cheryl and Michael Sims, Jefferson; two brothers, Clyde Jones, Dacula, and Terrence Bailey, Boston, Mass.; step-father, James Thornhill, Fayetteville, N.C.; two step-sisters, Portia Thornhill and Debora Thornhill, both of Fayetteville, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MRS. PARKER
Mother of countian
BARTOW, FLA. - Mrs. Luna L. Parker, 105, mother of Clarice Robarts, Pendergrass, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, in Lakeland, Fla.
Mrs. Parker was born March 28, 1894 in Kissimmee, Fla. She was a former resident of Wauchula, Fla., and had lived in Bartow since 1915. Mrs. Parker had worked as a store clerk with Corner Drug Store, Wilson Drug and Phillips Department Store of Bartow, Fla., and was a member of Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Bartow, Fla. She was also a member of the Golden Age Club, Bartow, Fla., served as past president of Pitithens, Bartow, Fla., and was a member of the Driftwood Circle Bartow Garden Club.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 20, in the chapel of Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow, Fla., with the Rev. Dr. John H. Ball III officiating. Burial was in Homeland Cemetery, Homeland, Fla.
Survivors, in addition to her daughter, include daughters, Tomye Sherlin, Bushnell, Fla., and Lillian Jarrard, Bartow, Fla.; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. FOWLER
Grove Level Baptist Church member
BUFORD - Calvin Fowler, 90, of the Hog Mountain Community, died Saturday, October 16, 1999.
Mr. Fowler was a native of Gwinnett County. He was retired from Randall Brothers and Morgan Heating and Air Conditioning Co. Mr. Fowler was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 20, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Jeff Appling and Chaplain James A. Weathersby officiating. Burial was in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Fowler, Carnesville; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Teresa Fowler; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Glenn Green; daughters, Mary Carmichael and Louise Williams; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lewis and Mary Fowler and Rubin and Betty Fowler, all of Gadsden, Ala., and Jimmy and Shelby Fowler, Mabelton; brothers, Clifton Fowler, Mabelton, and Roy Fowler, Louisville, Ky.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Ross Green, Gadsden, Ala., and Leona and Bob Davis, Corinth, Miss.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MRS. WHITE
Sister of countians
CONYERS - Mrs. Louise Hardy White, 50, died Wednesday, October 13, 1999, at Rockdale Medical Center.
Mrs. White was born in Barrow County, a daughter of the late Thelma Sims Hardy and Hoyt Hardy Sr.
She was retired from Equifax. Family members say that Mrs. White was "a beloved mother, grandmother and companion."
Funeral services were held Friday, October 15, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Dwayne Klepal officiating. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela James and Greg Pearson and Lori James and Jeff Trivelli, all of Loganville; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Emily James, Gainesville; companion, Pete Mitchell, Conyers; four sisters, Betty Wilbanks, Jefferson, Barbara Skinner, Maysville, Jane Phillips, Monroe, and Myra Brock, Winder; two brothers, Hoyt Hardy Jr., Dacula, and Jerry Hardy, Gainesville; and four grandchildren, Josh, Chasity, Taylor and Adam.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MRS. WILLIAMS
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Johnnie-Ruth Lay Williams, 68, died Saturday, October 16, 1999.
Mrs. Williams was born August 27, 1931, a daughter of the late John and Evelyn Lay, Jefferson.
She received her early education from the Jefferson School System and graduated from Athens High School. Mrs. Williams joined Paradise A.M.E. Church at an early age where she was a faithful member until joining her husband, Willie A. "Sonny" Williams, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
Family members said, "She lived a peaceful and useful life. She was nice to everyone."
Services were held Tuesday, October 19, at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Commerce, with the Rev. W.R. Brown officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Mrs. Williams' nephews served as pallbearers, while deacons of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers. Flower ladies were Mrs. Williams' nieces and deaconess of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church served as honorary flower ladies.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include three children, Shelia Williams, Commerce, and Aubrey D. Williams and Marvita Williams, both of Athens; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clyde R. and Juanita Leigh, Brooklyn, N.Y., and James E. and Elizabeth Leigh and Claude H. and Bobbie Lay, all of Jefferson; sisters, Erma K. Lay and Loretta Lay, both of Jefferson, and Ora Lee Arcinega, Oakwood; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma H. and Elie Studivant and Mrya D. and the Rev. J.B. Lester, all of Jefferson; three grandchildren, MSSN Porsha Williams, San Diego, Calif., and Rhonda Burden and Zadrian Williams, Athens; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

WILSON YOUTH
SJES student
ARCADE - Miss Tierra Wilson, 9, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Miss Wilson was born June 3, 1990. She was a daughter of Denise Wilson, Arcade, and Chris Lester, Jefferson.
Miss Wilson was a fourth grade student at South Jackson Elementary School.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 23, at New Salem Baptist Church, Jefferson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one sister, Jakeia Wilson, Arcade; one brother, Dontae Wilson, Arcade; and grandparents, Charles Lester, Jefferson, Shirley Lester, Athens, Donald Wilson, Ila, and Roberta Wilson, Commerce.
Young's Mortuary, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. MCCLAIN
Retired police officer
JEFFERSON - Walter Millard "Mac" McClain, 70, died Wednesday, October 13, 1999.
Born in Oconee County, Mr. McClain was a son of the late James Frank and Odessa Brooks McClain.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a retired police officer. Mr. McClain was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 16, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Bill Carpenter and Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include his wife, Maggie A. McClain; one daughter, Patricia Barnett, Augusta; three sons, Steve McClain, Augusta, George McClain, Ohio, and Christopher McClain, Athens; three step-sons, Steve Patterson and Danny Patterson, both of Jefferson, and Mike Patterson, Eutawville, S.C.; four sisters, Mary Alice Fiveash, Crawford, Allie Lou Pollock, Green Cove, Fla., Hazel Huess, Champagne, Ill., and Patsy Nell McClain, Colbert; two brothers, Jarrett McClain, Colbert, and Florence J. McClain, Augusta; several grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. HEMPHILL
U.S. Army veteran
JEFFERSON - Robert Samuel Hemphill, 58, died Thursday, October 14, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a sudden illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Hemphill was born June 24, 1941. He was a son of the late Burley and Myrtle Bennett Hemphill Sr.
Mr. Hemphill was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War, and was employed with Wayne Farms. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 16, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Revs. Hulon Hill and Warren Huddleston officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Donnie Garrett, Ricky Hemphill, Jerry Wilkes, Scott Kellum, Jeff Kellum and Mark Kellum served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Wilkes Hemphill; two sisters, Beverly Nesbit, Commerce, and Betty Kellum, Greensboro, N.C.; and one brother, Burley Hemphill Jr., Jefferson.
Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church or to the Methodist Children's Home, c/o Bethany UMC, 4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MRS. HOOD
Union Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Jeanette Cooper Hood, 71, died Friday, October 15, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Hood was born May 4, 1928. She was a daughter of the late John Talner and Oley Mae Simmons Cooper.
Mrs. Hood was retired from the retail nursery industry and was a member of Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Junior Hood.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 17, at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Rusty Newman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Tony Hood, Sandy Freeman, Donald Hood Jr., Dwight Cooper, Tracy Jones and Mark Cooper served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathy A. Simmons, Watkinsville, Joyce Cook, Pendergrass, and Lisa Peppers, Jefferson; one sister, Voncile J. Blackstock, Jefferson; two brothers, Vincent Cooper, Jefferson, and Laverne Cooper, Bogart; and three grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. LEWALLEN
Retired carpenter
COMMERCE - Jesse David Lewallen, 84, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Lewallen was born March 14, 1915. He was a son of the late William Russell and Lula Segars Lewallen.
Mr. Lewallen was a retired carpenter and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Evans Lewallen.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Brad Wilson, Vaughn Howington Jr. and Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Keith Seagraves, Wesley Jordan, Kenny Lee, William Lewallen, Chuck Bray, Master Mitchell Lee, John Thomas Stevens and Lester Stevens served as pallbearers. Members of the staff of Crystle Springs Nursing Home served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Monnie Hooper Lewallen; two step-daughters, Martha Jordan, Athens, and Hilda Massey, Commerce; three brothers, J.T. Lewallen, Clarkesville, Major Lewallen, Commerce, and William Russell Lewallen, Homer; two sisters, Mary Howington, Monroe, and Izora Stevens, Commerce; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. MASSEY
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
GILLSVILLE - Gregory Dean Massey, 30, died Thursday, October 14, 1999, at Elbert County Hospital.
Mr. Massey was born October 23, 1968 in Commerce. He was the son of Billy Ray and Barbra Massey, Gillsville.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 17, at Enon Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Morris officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, Jason Massey and Tony Massey, both of Gillsville; one sister, Charlotte Underwood, Gillsville; grandmother, Ora Bell Hopper, Gillsville; three nieces, several uncles and an aunt.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. MCELROY
U.S. Army Air
Corps veteran
COMMERCE - Charles Asa "Charlie" McElroy, 70, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Madison County, Mr. McElroy was born September 24, 1929. He was a son of the late Grover H. McElroy and Tellie Mae Rice McElroy.
Mr. McElroy was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a retired appliance repairman. He was a member of Moons Grove Baptist Church and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2872.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 20, at Rogers Baptist Church with the Revs. Carlton Peters and William Puckette officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Lottie Belle Williams McElroy; three sons, David Hix, Jefferson, Clay F. McElroy, Commerce, and Randy L. McElroy, Ila; three daughters, Vivian Eubanks and Inya Russell, both of Comer, and Wanda Horne, Commerce; three brothers, Grover McElroy and Keith H. McElroy, both of Danielsville, and Lee Ray McElroy, Easley, S.C.; two sisters, DonNell M. Allen and Elaine Haynie, both of Danielsville; step-mother, Eula Mae McElroy, Danielsville; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. WOFFORD
U.S. Marine
Corps veteran
COMMERCE - Sterling Roger Wofford, 69, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Wofford was born January 24, 1930. He was a son of the late James David and Vester Haggard Wofford.
Mr. Wofford was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie C. Moore Wofford.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Lee Hunter officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Janice Hendrix, Gillsville; one step-son, Glenn Price, Gibson; two brothers, Jessie Wofford, Locust Grove, and John Wofford, Commerce; two sisters, Syble Farmer, Jonesboro, and Agnes Tolbert, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MR. BOWDEN
Retired truck driver
COMMERCE - Donald L. Bowden Sr., 68, died Thursday, October 14, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Bowden was born June 14, 1931. He was a son of the late Fredrick and Louise Garner Bowden.
Mr. Bowden was a retired truck driver and was of the Baptist denomination.
Memorial services were held Monday, October 18, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Ralph O. Smith officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Bobby Bowden, Homer, Kenny Bowden, Gillsville, and Tim Bowden, Barstow, Calif.; one daughter, Ann Boland, Gaffney, S.C.; fiancée, Betty Helms, Commerce; one brother, Billy Bowden, Maysville; two sisters, Freddie Barton and Sarah Daughtery, both of Atlanta; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MRS. SELLERS
Cabin Creek
Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Alma Anthony Sellers, 94, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Sellers was born June 12, 1905, a daughter of the late John J. and Grave Venable Anthony.
She was retired from Commerce Sportswear and was a member of Cabin Creek Baptist Church, Commerce. Mrs. Sellers was preceded in death by her husband, Homer V. Sellers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 21, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Troy Herbert, Elwin Wilbanks and Paul Vickery officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include three sisters, Lottie Nix, Olivia Shirley and Frances Wilbanks, all of Commerce; and a special nephew, Gerald Bridges, Hull.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999

MISS MCDOUGAL
Homemaker
CONYERS - Miss Irene McDougal, 93, formerly of Jefferson, died Monday, October 18, 1999, at Star Crest Assisted Living Facility in Conyers, following an extended illness.
Miss McDougal was born February 14, 1906, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late R.L. and Tiny Johnson McDougal.
Miss McDougal was a homemaker and of the Methodist denomination.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 20, in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson, with the Rev. Gary Whatley officiating. Family members served as pallbearers.
Miss McDougal is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 20, 1999


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