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OBITUARY PAGE - OCTOBER 27, 1999 - COMMERCE, GA

Alma A. Sellers
Mrs. Alma Anthony Sellers, 94, of Commerce, 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 were held Thursday, October 21, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Troy Herbert, Elwin Wilbanks and Paul Vickery officiating. Burial was 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.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 27, 1999

Vera Perry
Mrs. Vera Perry, 90, of Maysville, died Sunday, October 24, 1999, at Hartwell Health Care Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Perry was born April 25, 1909 in Demorest. She was a daughter of the late Dillard and Leila Martin Vinson.
Mrs. Perry was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Christian Wheeler, and her second husband, Carlton Perry, a brother, Willard Vinson, and two sisters, Eva Vinson Sosbee and Elizabeth Kelley Boas.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 27, in the Wheeler Family Cemetery, Maysville, with the Rev. Kenneth Dillard officiating.
Survivors include one son, Charles Wesley Wheeler, Nicholson; two daughters, Barbara McDonald, Malvern, Pa., and Jeanette Powell, Hartwell; one sister, Irene Thompson, Mt. Airy; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 27, 1999

Aubrey J. Perry
Aubrey Jewel Perry, 87, of Commerce, died Wednesday, October 20, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Perry was born October 23, 1911. He was a son of the late Young Luvin and Etta Lee Freeman Perry.
Mr. Perry was retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Bray Perry, five brothers, Berlin Perry, Freeman T. Perry, Y.L. Buster Perry, G.T. Perry and William Perry, and a sister, Fleeta Hooper.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 22, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Albert Vaughn and Donald Paulson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Perry is survived by one daughter, Danice Perry, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 27, 1999

 

Johnnie R. Williams
Mrs. Johnnie-Ruth Lay Williams, of Commerce, 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, both of Athens; and host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 27, 1999

Dewitt Davis
Dewitt Davis, 82, of Jefferson, died 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 were held Thursday, October 21, at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. W.R. Brown officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Jack Banks, Howard Lyles, Christopher Lester, Lee Mathis, Shawyn Walton, Leroy Niles, Vincent Walker and Hayes Pittman served as pallbearers. Ladies of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and Mr. Davis' nieces served as flower ladies.
Mr. Davis is survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 27, 1999

Cecil S. McKie
Cecil Seaborn McKie, 49, of Jefferson, died Monday, October 25, 1999, at Quiet Oaks Health Care.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. McKie was born February 9, 1950. He was a son of the late J.R. and Myrtle Smallwood McKie.
Mr. McKie was a member of Cabin Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 27, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Ralph Arnold officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include four brothers, James McKie, Nicholson, Jim McKie, Lexington, Steve McKie, Colbert, and Tommy McKie, Statham; three sisters, Wanda Compton, Comer, Ann McKie, Ila, and May McKie, Colbert.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, October 27, 1999



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