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OBITUARY PAGE - NOVEMBER 17, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GA

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MRS. MARTIN
Brockton Road
Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Mary A. Martin, 59, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Martin was born October 5, 1940. She was a daughter of the late Hill and Hazel Pitman Long.
Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and a member of Brockton Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Stacey M. Smitherman, and a grandson, Colten Riley Smitherman.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jesse Mealor and Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Ricky Hardy, Scott Hardy, Chris Dodd, Rocky Long, Kenneth Hart, Ken Parks, Matthew Pethal, Billy Morgan and Tris Smith served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" Martin; three daughters, Donna Hudson and Dawn Baker, both of Jefferson, and Teresa Greer, Statham; five brothers, Tim Long and Willie Long, both of Jefferson, Pat Long, Center, Michael Long, Anderson, S.C., and Rex Long, Fontana, Calif.; three sisters, Sarah Hardy, Jefferson, Hilda Hart, Commerce, and Anne Morgan, Anderson, S.C.; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MRS.
SMITHERMAN

Homemaker
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Stacey M. Smitherman, 25, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Smitherman was born April 30, 1974, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of William "Bill" Martin, Jefferson, and the late Mary A. Martin.
Mrs. Smitherman was a homemaker and a member of Brockton Road Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a son, Colten Riley Smitherman.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jesse Mealor and Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Steve Fields, Jody Fields, Terry Martin, Dean Martin, Henry Martin, Brian Martin and Jason Fields served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Steven Smitherman, Danielsville; and three sisters, Donna Hudson and Dawn Baker, both of Jefferson, and Teresa Greer, Statham.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

SMITHERMAN
Jefferson First Baptist Preschool student
DANIELSVILLE - Colten Riley Smitherman, 4, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Smitherman was born November 1, 1995, in Clarke County. He was a son of Steven Smitherman, Daniels-ville, and the late Stacey M. Smitherman.
Smitherman was a student at the Jefferson First Baptist Church Preschool. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary A. Martin.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jesse Mealor and Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include paternal grandparents, Bill and Marie Smitherman, Danielsville; and maternal grandfather, William "Bill" Martin, Jefferson.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MISS LOGAN
Animal lab technician
JEFFERSON - Miss Deborah Janice "Debbie" Logan, 35, died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Miss Logan was born February 4, 1964, in Gordon County. She was a daughter of Albert and Janice Pledger Logan, Jefferson.
Miss Logan was a 1982 graduate of Jefferson High School and a graduate of North Georgia Trade School and Gwinnett Tech. She was employed as an animal lab technician and was of the Baptist denomination.
Miss Logan was preceded in death by a brother, Kenny Logan, and grandparents, Bennie and Pearl Logan.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 12, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial was in the Attica Baptist Church cemetery. Kermit Simmons, Gary Black, Scott Tolbert, Marty Williamson, Tom Hardy, Chad Black, David Parks and Jimmy McDonald served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Robert Pledger, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MR. NALLEY
Jefferson native
MAYSVILLE - Roy Slim Nalley, 72, died Sunday, November 14, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jefferson, Mr. Nalley was born October 9, 1927.
He had worked as a heavy equipment operator.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Elmer Maddox and Larry Buffington officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gee Nalley; five sons, Clarence Nalley, Hull, Steve Nalley, Waco, Texas, Jimmy Nalley, Gainesville, Roger Nalley, Lakeland, Fla., and Mike Nalley, Bogart; two daughters, Margie Emmett, Talmo, and Peggy Sullens, Gainesville; six step-sons, Alvin Gee, Gainesville, Jeffery Gee and Jerry Gee, both of Maysville, Jimmy Gee, Gillsville, Joe Gee, Pendergrass, and Roger Grindle, Demorest; two brothers, Eugene Red Nalley, Gainesville, and Horace Nalley, Maysville; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MR. BECK
Poultry worker
HULL - George Beck, 78, died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Beck was born April 2, 1921. He was a son of the late Frank and Mary Flanagan Beck.
Mr. Beck was a poultry worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Adams Beck.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 11, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Allen Seagraves officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors include one step-son, Darrell Brooks, Hull; two brothers, Curtis Beck, Jefferson, and Rufus Beck, Commerce; five sisters, Sara Covington and Eddie Pearle Wiley, both of Homer, Vernell Evans, Nicholson, and Era Belle Maney and Mamie Turner, both of Commerce; a number of grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MRS. MCCLAIN
Jackson County native
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Elsie Evelyn McClain, 60, died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. McClain was born September 7, 1939, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Claude and Grace Aikens.
Mrs. McClain was retired from the textile industry. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Aikens.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 11, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Bill Franklin officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Members of the Unity Lodge served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Paul McClain Jr.; six sons, Alan Aikens and Dale Aikens, both of Dacula, Billy Pursley, Hull, Joe Pursley, Jefferson, Timmy Pursley, Commerce, and Tommy Pursley, Colbert; two daughters, Janet Kimsey and Runelle Dockery, both of Jefferson; one brother, Wayne Aikens, Winder; 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MR. JAMES
Brother of countian
DANIELSVILLE - William Charles "Bill" James, 64, died Saturday, November 13, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. James was born December 3, 1934, in Madison County. He was a son of the late Earl W. and Lettie Mae Hilley James.
Mr. James was a retired brick layer and a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church, where he was a charter member of the "Young at Heart."
Funeral services were held Monday, November 15, at the Evangelical Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Peek officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Mr. James' nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a twin brother, Robert T. "Bob" James, Danielsville; one brother, Earl "Dick" James Jr., Royston; five sisters, JoAnn J. Beusse, Danielsville, Armanell J. Shelton, Athens; Sarah J. Kennedy, Commerce, and Lucy J. Graham and Linda J. Harris, both of Canon.
Flowers are optional, or memorials may be made to the Evangelical Methodist Church, c/o Irene Sexton, 4220 Hwy. 174, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 1999

MR. WHITLOCK
Jackson County native
GILLSVILLE - Grover Whitlock, 65, died Monday, November 1, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Whitlock was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Samuel and Ethel Whitlock. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 3, 1999, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Bradley Elliott officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include one son, Scott Whitlock, Gillsville; six sisters, Willie Stockton, Conyers, Rachel Heery, Decatur, Sara Benton, Commerce, Mary Brooks, Athens, Eleanor Yates, Bakersfield, Calif., and Carolyn Autry, San Andreas, Calif.; two brothers, Jimmy Whitlock, Commerce, and Max Whitlock, Knoxville; granddaughter, Whitney Whitlock; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MRS. MARTIN
U.S. Government
Civil Service retiree
ATHENS - Mrs. Sarah Davidson Martin, 75, died Friday, November 12, 1999, at a local hospital.
Mrs. Martin was born August 31, 1924, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late William Minor and Sibyl Prickett Davidson.
Mrs. Martin was a graduate of Martin Institute, Jefferson, and a graduate of Athens Business College. She was retired from the U.S. Government Civil Service, with 32 years of service.
Mrs. Martin was a longtime resident of Athens and a longtime member of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Garden Club, NARF, a charter member and past president of the Secretaries Club and an honorary member of the Elks Club in Athens.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, William Luther Martin.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 15, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Michael Marsingill and Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Ed Conley, Mark Watson, Jamie Jarrard, Stanley Watson, Troy Davidson and Wayne Martin served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sisters, Margaret Brown, Gainesville, Bertie May Watson, Danielsville, and Allie Dishman, Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.; two brothers, Bronson L. Davidson, Gainesville, and Gene Davidson, Maysville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MRS. SMITH
Faith Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Bertrice K. "Dot" Irvin Smith, 83, died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Smith was born October 30, 1916. She was a daughter of the late Will and Daisy Phillips Irvin.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson, where she was very active and faithful in all organizations there for most of her life. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman "Jim" Irvin and June Irvin, and three sisters, Connie Irvin Williams, Willie Mae Irvin Thomas and Ila Irvin Eberhart.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 18, at Faith Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Mitton, Jake Murphy and Eric Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Fred Hemphill, Wayne Whiting, Mike Nabors, Derrell Crowe, Jimmy Benton and Bobby Aaron will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Alton Smith; two brothers, H.B. Irvin, Swainsboro, and A.J. Irvin, Talmo; and several nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MR. MASSEY
World War II veteran
JEFFERSON - Edward Donald "Ed" Massey, 70, died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, following a sudden illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Massey was born January 20, 1929. He was a son of the late Walter J. Sr. and Ollie Coffee Massey.
Mr. Massey was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 19, at Bethany United Methodist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Evans Massey; one daughter, Wanda Massey Dalton, Jefferson; two sons, Ronnie Massey, Jefferson, and Neal Massey, Commerce; one brother, Claudie Massey, Jefferson; and one sister, Estelle Sosebee, Gainesville.
Memorials may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church Youth Group, 4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MR. RAY
Cattle, poultry farmer
HOMER - Ottis Ray, 86, died Friday, November 12, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Ray was born August 9, 1913, in Banks County. He was a son of the late George Jeff and Mary Elizabeth Lewallen Ray.
Mr. Ray was a cattle and poultry farmer and was a member of Homer Baptist Church, where he served as a member of the board of deacons.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, at Homer Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Crabbe, Dwight Oakes and Lamar Purcell officiating. Burial was in Banks Memorial Gardens, Homer.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Pritchett Ray; one son, Leon Ray, Homer; two daughters, Joyce R. Boswell and Jane Hardman, both of Homer; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MISS PARKS
Former school teacher
PINEVILLE, N.C. - Miss Frances Parks died Thursday, November 11, 1999, at Lakeview Living Center, Pineville, N.C.
Miss Parks lived most of her life in the Ashland Community in the western part of Franklin County. She moved to Charlotte, N.C., in 1980 to be near her cousin, Roy W. Coker. Miss Parks lived 12 years at East Haven Retirement Center and seven years at Lakeview Living Center.
She graduated from Franklin County High School, Carnesville, in 1932, and from the University of Georgia, Athens, in 1937, Phi Kappa Phi, with a BS degree in home economics and science. Miss Parks was a charter member of the Phi Upsilon Omicron National Home Economics Honor Society.
She taught in the Georgia school system for 36 years, including Model High School, Rome, Walton County High School, Monroe, Lavonia High School, Lavonia, and Franklin County High School. While teaching at Model High School, she served as advisor to student teachers in home economics. At Franklin County High School, she served as faculty advisor to the Junior Tri-Hi-Y Club.
Miss Parks was an active member of the Hebron Church, and at various times served as president of the Women of the Church, advisor to the Youth and Church Historian. She began the movement to have the church, the Hebron School and Cemetery listed on the National Historical Register.
Funeral services were held in her home church, Hebron Presbyterian Church, Commerce, where she was a lifetime member.
Miss Parks is survived by cousins, Roy W. Coker and Mary Carol C. Michie, both of Charlotte, N.C., Stacy A. Coker, Laurel, Md., Herbert Coker, Commerce, Louise C. Burtchaell, Birmingham, Ala., Virginia Gillespie and Marvin Bramlett, both of Carnesville, Virginia P. Atkins, Jacksonville, Fla., Daniel and Hal Bramlett, both of Winterville, and Sara B. Whitmoore, Athens.
Carolina Funeral & Cremation Center, Charlotte, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MRS. BLAKEY
Homemaker
CRAWFORD - Mrs. Genevieve Wright Johns Blakey, 80, died Monday, November 1, 1999, at Quiet Oaks Nursing Home, following a long illness.
Mrs. Blakey was born June 14, 1919, a daughter of the late Edgar and Varrye Wright, Knoxville.
She had been a school teacher for many years before becoming a homemaker, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tifton. Mrs. Blakey was preceded in death by her first husband, William Bryant Johns, and her second husband, Dr. Millard Lee Blakey.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 20, in the main sanctuary of the First Baptist Church in Tifton with Pastor Ches Smith and Wayne Rowe officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends immediately following the service in the church family center.
Survivors include one daughter, Pam Johns, Athens; three step-daughters, Elizabeth Smith, Margaret Morgan and Alice Salzberg; one step-son, Max Blakey; and three half-daughters, Penny Thompson, Virginia Dorminey and Dot Freeman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 404 Love Avenue, Tifton, GA 31794, or to the South Jackson Elementary School Reading Fund in Jefferson, 8144 Jefferson Road, Athens, GA 30607.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MRS. HAWKINS
Retired nurse's aide
WINDER - Mrs. Grace Mobley Hawkins, 78, died Sunday, November 14, 1999.
Mrs. Hawkins was born in Barrow County, a daughter of the late David Lee and Pearl Griffith Mobley.
She was a retired nurse's aide with Russell Nursing Home and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church, where she attended the Mother's Sunday School Class. Mrs. Hawkins was preceded in death by her husband, B.F. Hawkins.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kenneth Deaton officiating. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Jane Hawkins Cauthen, Columbia, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Pat Hawkins, Winder; three grandchildren, Catherine Biles, Cramerton, N.C., Jay Hawkins, Bethlehem, and Will Cauthen, Columbia, S.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Ben, Lauren and Austin Biles, all of Cramerton, N.C., and Kaylan Hawkins, Bethlehem.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999

MRS. SMITH
Commerce native
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Mrs. Mary Jimmie Cleghorn Smith, 92, died Thursday, November 11, 1999.
A native of Commerce, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late John James and Lydia Chandler Cleghorn.
Formerly of Coinjock, N.C., Mrs. Smith was owner and operator of Smitty's Fishing Camp and was a member of Coinjock Baptist Church. She was also a Past Worthy Matron of Coinjock, No. 218 OES. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Kinsey Judge "Dick" Smith.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13, in the chapel of Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, N.C., with the Rev. Bruce Warrenton officiating. Burial was in Lavonia City Cemetery, Lavonia.
Mrs. Smith is survived by one sister, Mrs. Tishie Sims, Royston.
Twiford's Funeral Home and Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, were in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 17, 1999


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