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OBITUARY PAGE - NOVEMBER 10, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GA

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MRS. POOLE
Retired manager
COMMERCE - Mrs. Ida Mae Massey Poole, 81, 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 Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999

MRS. STEPHENS
Actress, pianist
COMMERCE - Mrs. Clara M. Stephens 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 Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999

MR. CRANE
Former POW
MAYSVILLE - Sidney Boyd Crane, 76, 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 Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999

CHANDLER
Infant
NICHOLSON - 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 Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999

MRS. SPINKS
Housewife
WINDER - Mrs. Kate Crowe Spinks, 83, mother of Nancy Anglin, Jefferson, died Saturday, November 6, 1999.
Mrs. Spinks was born in Walton County, a daughter of the late Doc and Ruth Austin Page.
She had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was a housewife and a member of the Winder Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Mrs. Spinks was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Crowe and her second husband, George Spinks.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 9, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. G.H. Hammond and Hugh Crowe officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her daughter, include three sons, Donald Crowe, Conyers, the Rev. Hugh Crowe, Helena, and James Crowe, Bethlehem; daughter, Carolyn Roberts, Winder; one sister, Marie Harrison, Winder; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999

MR. BALES
Retired antique dealer
HULL - Bobby Bales Sr., 63, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at a local hospital.
Mr. Bales was born December 5, 1935, in Jackson County, but lived most of his life in Madison County. He was a son of the late Ellis and Lula Dellinger Bales.
Mr. Bales owned and operated his own antique business and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 5, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Archer Bales, Danielsville; two daughters, Elaine Sorrow, Ila, and Marie Sorrow, Danielsville; three sons, Tony Bales, Hull, Bobby Bales Jr., Brunswick, and Donald Lee Bales, Toccoa; four sisters, Lena Cowart and Annie Mae Smith, both of Hull, and Shirley Cowart and Frances Monroe, both of Athens; and one brother, Ralph Bales, Athens.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999

MRS. MILLER
Former Marine
Corps sergeant
LANDOVER, MD. - Mrs. Guynelle Cochran Miller, 66 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 Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999

MR. FIELDS
Jackson County native
HULL - Lonnie G. Fields, 76, 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 Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999

REV. GINN
Commerce native
SYLVA - The Rev. Charles P. Ginn, 82, 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 Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999

MRS. MAUGHON
Housewife
WINDER - Mrs. Johnnie D. Maughon, 75, died Sunday, November 7, 1999.
Mrs. Maughon was born in in Gwinnett County, a daughter of the late Ellis and Odessa Kennedy Phillips.
She had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was a housewife and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 9, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kenneth Deaton officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, H.H. "Rab" Maughon; two daughters, Janet Martin and Melinda Johnson, both of Winder; two sisters, Cecil Robertson and Jackie Parham, both of Winder; one brother, Richard Phillips, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999

MRS. CASPER
Mother of countian
WATKINSVILLE - Mrs. Cora M. Casper, 89, 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 Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999

MRS. DUNSON
Former teacher
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Mrs. Margaret Shankle Dunson, 92, died Monday, November 8, 1999, at Skylyn Health Center.
Mrs. Dunson was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. L.P. Shankle, Commerce.
She received her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Georgia, teaching for 25 years in Athens and for six years in Greensboro, N.C. public schools. Mrs. Dunson was active in educational and cultural organizations and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Linton Reese Dunson, Athens.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 11, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, with the Rev. Frank Granger officiating.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Linton R. Dunson Jr., Spartanburg, S.C.; sisters, Rebecca Shankle, Commerce, and Harriet Wright, Milledgeville; brother, Col. Willard Shankle, Milledgeville; and granddaughters, Katharine and Julia Dunson, Spartanburg, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 3211 Reidville Road, Ste. E, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
J.F. Floyd Mortuary, Spartanburg, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 10, 1999


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