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OBITUARY PAGE - DECEMBER 1, 1999 - COMMERCE, GA

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Magdalene F. Nunn
Mrs. Magdalene F. Nunn, 80, of Commerce, died Monday, November 22, 1999, at West Paces Ferry Hospital.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Nunn was born October 16, 1919. She was a daughter of the late O.G. and Sevilla Ward Fowler.
Mrs. Nunn was a homemaker and a member of Commerce First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Nunn.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 24, at Commerce First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Ellison officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Tommy Nunn, Commerce; one daughter, Delorse Baird, Commerce; three sisters, Lutrelle Bellew, Monticello, Estelle Patton, Commerce, and Evelyn Raymond, College Park; and seven grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 1, 1999

Larry C. Smith Jr.
Larry Charles "Little Larry" Smith Jr., of Commerce, died Saturday, November 20, 1999.
Mr. Smith was born December 20, 1977, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, the son of Larry and Doris Smith, Commerce.
He received his education in the Jackson County School System and was a 1998 graduate of Commerce High School. Mr. Smith attended Christian Worship Assembly in Hartwell under the leadership of Pastor Fred Vehe. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sumner and Hazel R. Smith.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 24, at New Faith Methodist Church, Commerce, with the Revs. Frank Earls, pastor, and Milton Mays officiating. Burial was in Johnstown Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three brothers, Kenyatta Smith and Anton Smith, both of Atlanta, and Renard Smith, Commerce; two sisters, Tiffany Smith and Angel Smith, both of Commerce; grandmother, Christine Adair, Dayton, Ohio; grand-uncle, Lloyd Smith, Commerce; and a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 1, 1999

Mary J. Frazier
Mrs. Mary Joyce Frazier, 67, of Commerce, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Frazier had been a resident of Conyers for most of her life.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in Mellwood Cemetery, Stone Mountain.
Survivors include her husband, Paul E. Frazier; sons, Joseph M. Hamby, Dennis E. Frazier and Russell L. Frazier, all of Commerce; daughters, Lori L. Frazier and Patricia Hamby, both of Commerce, Elizabeth D. Frazier, Kennesaw, and Mary R. Frazier, Riverdale; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia A. and Wallace J. Hurst III, Lilburn; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Robert Mitchell; 16 grandchildren, 4 1/2 great-grandchildren and her ex-husband, Jimmy L. Hamby.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 1, 1999

Marvin E. Duncan Sr.
Marvin Ellis Duncan Sr., 88, of Homer, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Duncan was born August 20, 1911. He was a son of the late Alvin and Harriett Bray Duncan.
Mr. Duncan was a retired farmer and a member of New Salem United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Roy Rogers officiating. Burial was in Banks Memorial Gardens, Homer.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Watson Duncan; one son, Marvin Duncan Jr., Homer; three daughters, Linda K. Atkins, Jefferson, and Janet Duncan and Judy McNelley, both of Tunnel Hill; one brother, Hoyt Duncan, Commerce; one sister, Thelma Lewallen, Homer; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 1, 1999

Dorothy F. Escoe
Mrs. Dorothy Freeman Escoe, 79, of Danielsville, died Thursday, November 25, 1999, at her residence.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Escoe was born May 15, 1920. She was a daughter of the late George B. and Annie Ginn Freeman.
Mrs. Escoe was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Madison County. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Escoe.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27, in the chapel of Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Robert L. "Bud" Escoe; son and daughter-in-law, George R. and Donna Escoe, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Tommy Lord, Danielsville, and Debra and Mark Waldrop, Ila; four sisters, Nellie Hitchcock, Commerce, Grace Gordon, Danielsville, Gladys Rowland, Anderson, S.C., and Callie McLeskey, Hartwell; one brother, G.B. Freeman, Danielsville; and grandchildren, Brent Escoe and Kasie Escoe, both of Commerce, Keith and Lauren Lord and Tyson Lord, all of Danielsville, Travis Pirtle, U.S.N., and Marisa Waldrop and Nickolas Waldrop, both of Ila.
Pruitte Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 1, 1999

Iris B. Gailey
Mrs. Iris B. Chambers Gailey, 81, of Homer, died Friday, November 19, 1999, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness.
Mrs. Gailey was born June 12, 1918, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Seaborn and Naomi Parks Chambers.
Mrs. Gailey was a retired seamstress and was a member of Line Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fay Gailey, a daughter, Patricia Welch, and a son, Fay Richard Gailey.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 21, at Line Baptist Church with the Revs. Roy Rogers and Kenneth McEntire officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Gailey Torgesen, Cornelia; sons and daughters-in-law, Dwight and Elizabeth Gailey and Michael and Harriett Gailey, all of Homer, and Larry and Janet Gailey, Baldwin; two brothers, Jack Chambers, Homer, and Hal Chambers, Atlanta; one sister, Trix Terhune, Atlanta; 16 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Line Baptist Church.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 1, 1999

James O. Hix Jr.
James O. Hix Jr., 78, of Hull, died Thursday, November 25, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Hix was a son of the late James O. and Maebell Barnette Hix.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was the owner and operator of Hix Body & Paint Shop from 1956 until his retirement in 1987. Mr. Hix was a member of Hull Baptist Church, a 50-year member of Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge #22 and a member of the Hull Civic Club.
He was preceded in death by seven sisters and three brothers, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27, at Hull Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Crowe and LTC Harold Huff officiating. Burial was in Colbert Cemetery. Sam Glenn, Sammy Tucker, David Harward, James Beatenbaugh, Winston Berryman, Scott Ellis, Nathan Wheeler Jr. and Jimmy Ellis served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Willodean Hix; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Nathan Wheeler, Athens, and Patricia and Darrin Baxter and Suzanne and Frank Ellis, all of Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Carolyn Tyner, Winterville; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Hix, Winder, and Ruth Pace, Colbert; and several nieces and nephews. He was also known as "Paw-Paw" to nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 1, 1999

Clarice J. Brown
Mrs. Clarice J. Brown, 78, of Colbert, died Wednesday, November 24, 1999.
Mrs. Brown was born May 3, 1912, a daughter of the late Harold and Esther Olander Long. She was a retired secretary accountant.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Lodden Dupree Brown.
Graveside services were held Friday, November 26, in Colbert Cemetery with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating.
Survivors include one son, Craig Brown, Colbert; and one sister, Anita Northup, Iowa.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 1, 1999

Rowan W. Gulick
Rowan Wallace Gulick, of Alto, infant god-child of Rebecca and Dan Hughes, Homer, died Sunday, November 21, 1999 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Infant Gulick was preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Wallace Gulick, and great-grandparents, Joe Watkins and Willie Buck Buchanan.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 24, in the B.C. Grant Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his god-parents, include his father, Richard Lawrence Gulick, West Chester, Pa.; mother, Miranda Till, Alto; one brother, B.J. Till, Lakewood, Calif.; grandparents, Virginia Gulick, West Chester, Pa., Debbie Buchanan, Alto, and Jerry Watkins, Mt. Airy; great-grandparents, Nancy Lee Watkins and Ona Belle Shirley Buchanan, both of Alto; and two aunts, Angel Watkins, Las Vegas, Nev., and Debra Wallace Gulick, West Chester, Pa.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 1, 1999


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