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OBITUARY PAGE - NOVEMBER 10, 1999 - COMMERCE, GA

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Ida M. Poole
Mrs. Ida Mae Massey Poole, 81, of Commerce, a resident of BJC Nursing Home, died Thursday, November 4, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Poole was born August 13, 1918. She was a daughter of the late Lon and Camilla Brown Massey.
Mrs. Poole was a retired manager of McConnell Five and Dime Store and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Fletcher Poole.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 6, at Webbs Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Bob Hill and Ralph Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Gene Poole, Griffin; two daughters, Barbara Jones, Lula, and Carolyn Wilson, Commerce; two sisters, Mary Evelyn Aycock and Ruth Cartey, both of Athens; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 10, 1999

Clara M. Stephens
Mrs. Clara M. Stephens, of Commerce, died Monday, November 1, 1999.
Mrs. Stephens was born May 3, 1925, in Witchatal Falls, Texas. She was a resident of Banks County for 2 1/2 years.
Mrs. Stephens was a gifted actress of the Cabaret Theater, Atlanta, as well as an accomplished pianist and artist and craft person.
Mrs. Stephens' cremated remains will be transported and interred beside her husband, the late Marvin Stephens, in Alabama.
The National Cremation Society, Lilburn, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 10, 1999

Frances H. Wiley
Mrs. Frances Helen Wiley, 53, of Maysville, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Wiley was born August 26, 1946, in Carnesville. She was a daughter of the late Ed and Mae Belle Cotton Brock.
Mrs. Wiley was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Harvey Smith officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include her husband, Jessie Sonny Wiley; one son, Doug Wiley, Homer; one daughter, Eva Embrick, Maysville; two brothers, Calvin Brock, Homer, and Winfred Brock, Maysville; three sisters, Dorothy Ballenger, Commerce, and Lutrelle Parr and Ruby Roberts, both of Maysville; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 10, 1999

Charieynna J. Chandler
Charieynna J. Chandler, infant daughter of Jeffery and Catherine Moore Chandler, Nicholson, died Saturday, November 6, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Infant Chandler was preceded in death by a grandfather, Douglas Chandler, and a great-great-grandfather, James Sewell.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 9, at New Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Barnett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one sister, Jhalexius T. Chandler, Nicholson; one brother, Jeffery Alexander Chandler, Nicholson; grandparents, Edith Chandler, Monroe, Patrice Teasley, Nicholson, and Robert Moore, Athens; great-grandparents, J.T. and Lila Mackey and Bobby and Mattie Watson, all of Jefferson; and a great-great-grandmother, Catherine Sewell, Nicholson.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 10, 1999

Sidney B. Crane
Sidney Boyd Crane, 76, of Maysville, died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Crane was a son of the late George and Dessie Morris Crane. He was retired from the trucking industry.
Mr. Crane was drafted in November 1943. After being inducted at Fort McPherson, he spent seven months in Camp Shelby, Miss., then boarded a ship in New York, landing in Naples, Italy, entering combat on the front line. Mr. Crane was captured in Germany while in battle on the Rhine River and spent 14 days as a Prisoner of War before escaping. He was sent to a field hospital and was treated for frostbite and malnutrition, and after a month's time, was sent back to the front line.
Mr. Crane's unit fought through France, Germany and Belgium and were in Vienna, Austria, when they received word that the war had ended.
Mr. Crane stayed on the front line during five major battles, had been captured and escaped, earning two Silver Stars and two Bronze Stars during his 2 1/2 years of duty.
Mr. Crane was preceded in death by a son, Philip Crane.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 9, at Grove Level Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Cotton Crane; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and James Cantrell, Gainesville, Nancy and Larry Williams, Maysville, Cathy and Tony Dubnik, Talmo, and Lisa and Danny Sims, Lula; one sister, Nell Cagle, Maysville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 10, 1999

Van L. Waddell
Van Leeman "Red" Waddell, 82, of Hull, died Monday, November 1, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Waddell was a son of the late Marion Boyd and Lillie Jones Waddell.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired auto mechanic. Mr. Waddell was a member of Central Baptist Church, Athens.
He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Boyd Waddell.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 4, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Paul J. Waddell, John M. Barton, Cindy L. Barton, Jason Sartain, Matt Sartain and Charles Fouche served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Volina Sue Kelley Waddell; two daughters, Victoria Sartain, Hull, and Beatrice Fitzpatrick, Commerce; one son, Paul Waddell, Hull; three sisters, Frances Griffeth, Watkinsville, Annis Haggard, Winder, and Robbie Haggard, Commerce; one brother, Walter Waddell, Nicholson; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 10, 1999

Guynelle C. Miller
Mrs. Guynelle Cochran Miller, 66, of Landover, Md., died Tuesday, October 26, 1999, at Joseph Richie Hospital, Baltimore, Md., of cancer.
Mrs. Miller was born in Banks County, a daughter of the late Henly and Su Cochran.
She was a graduate of Commerce High School and served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Mrs. Miller was awarded the Korean War Service Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal. Following her military service, she worked for the federal government as a contract specialist. Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Christian Church of Brock Hall, Upper Marlboro, Md. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Merle Cochran St. John, formerly of Erie, Pa., and Lucille Cochran Farmer, formerly of Ohio.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 28, at the First Christian Church of Brock Hall. Burial was in Lakemont Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Wilbur Ray Miller, whom she married in 1954; one son, Michael Ray Miller, Lothian, Md.; one daughter, Deborah Lynn Rourke, Butler, Pa.: one sister, Maxine Smith, Commerce; and four grandchildren.
The Commerce News, November 10, 1999

Rev. Charles P. Ginn
The Rev. Charles P. Ginn, 82, of Sylva, died Tuesday, November 2, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Commerce, the Rev. Ginn had lived in Jackson County for the past 66 years. He was a son of the late Hamilton Franklin and Dovie Lou Adams Ginn.
The Rev. Ginn was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was a retired Baptist minister serving several churches in western North Carolina for the past 45 years.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steve Ginn, four brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 4, at Sylva First Baptist Church, of which he was a member. The Revs. Ed Beddingfield and Dr. John Bunn officiated. Burial was in Keener Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Allen Ginn; two sons, Lloyd Allen Ginn, Chicago, and Phil Ginn, Boone; one sister, Bessie Maxwell, Commerce; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Together We Grow, c/o Sylva First Baptist Church, P.O. Drawer 1024, Sylva, N.C. 28779, Hospice, 132 Sylva Plaza, Sylva, N.C. 28779, or Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3600, Boone, NC 28607.
Melton-Riddle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 10, 1999

Cora M. Casper
Mrs. Cora M. Casper, 89, of Watkinsville, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at a local hospital.
A native of Union County, Mrs. Casper was born September 16, 1910. She was a daughter of the late Grayson and Dillia Holbrooks Jackson.
Mrs. Casper had lived in the Athens area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sybil Casper Skelton, and a son, Robert Casper.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 7, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Larry Holmes officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Christian Church cemetery. Mrs. Casper's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter, Ann Finch, Athens; son, Victor Casper, Watkinsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Sara Casper, Athens, William and Johnnie Casper, Danielsville, and Gene and Patty Casper, Nicholson; daughter-in-law, Diane Casper, Bogart; 13 grandsons, Victor W. Casper, Benny Casper, David Casper, Sam Casper, Grayson Casper, Jeff Rice, Mark Rice, Jimmy Finch, Robert W. Casper, Adam Casper, Marty Casper, Micheal Casper and Jackie Pace; 10 granddaughters, Marcie Boone, Barbara Lapczynski, Wendy Gunthorp, Paula Caudell, Lacrecia Bradshaw, Teresa Fleeman, Sandy Shaw, Loree Looney, Deborah White and Susan Phillips; 36 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 10, 1999

Lonnie G. Fields
Lonnie G. Fields, 76, of Hull, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999.
Mr. Fields was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Lonnie G. and Ella Plott Fields.
He worked as a brick mason and carpenter and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 5, at New Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Dillard Sr. officiating. Burial was in the Gordon's Chapel Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lorine H. Fields; one son, Michael G. Fields, Tennessee; two daughters, Virginia Brown, Alabaster, Ala., and Linda Taylor, Hull; three step-sons, Ralph Gooch, Hartwell, Calvin Gooch, Watkinsville, and Marvin Gooch, Athens; two step-daughters, Pat Bright, Orange Park, Fla., and Linda Bright, Athens; nine grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 10, 1999


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