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OBITUARY PAGE - DECEMBER 1, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GA

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MRS. CATES
Mother of four
WINDER - Mrs. Frances Cates, 83, died Sunday, November 28, 1999.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 1, at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Claude Bennett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Jewell Cates; sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Jeanette Cates, Braselton, and Jewell and Molly Cates, Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Forest Armstrong, Jefferson; daughter, Geraldine Jenkins, Winder; 18 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MRS. WALDON
Mother of countian
TOCCOA - Mrs. Mattie Lee Wilbanks Waldon, 86, of the Ayersville Community, died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at Russell Nursing Home, Winder.
Mrs. Waldon was born December 19, 1912, in Stephens County, where she had lived most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Alec and Minnie Mulkey Wilbanks.
Mrs. Waldon was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. She was the widow of Lawrence F. Waldon, who died in 1993, and was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Waldon.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 29, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Bainey and Dr. Charles Haygood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mike Ballenger, Steve Ballenger, Barry Thurmond, Keith Ballenger, Ricky Thurmond and Anthony Thurmond served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Ballenger, Toccoa, Beuna Faye Johnson, Braselton, and Bonnie Dillard, Buford; one son, Glenn Waldon, Toccoa; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MRS. ANDERSON
Housewife
HULL - Mrs. Mary Chafin Anderson died Wednesday, November 24, 1999.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Oglethorpe County, a daughter of the late John R. Chafin and Sue Bell Arthur.
She was a housewife and a member of Forest Heights Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Adult 3 Sunday School class and a choir member. Mrs. Anderson also served as a volunteer worker with St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27, at Forest Heights Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Purdy and Johnny Curry officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Willard Anderson; two sons, Curtis Clark, Danielsville, and Bruce Clark, Watkinsville; two step-daughters, Diane Kesler, Nicholson, and Donna Hairston, Athens; one brother, Bobby Chafin, Danielsville; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MRS. HARPER
Commerce native
CUMBERLAND, MD. - Mrs. Mary Helen Harper, 83, died Sunday, November 28, 1999, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md., from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
Born January 27, 1916, in Commerce, Mrs. Harper was a daughter of the late William "Bill" Edgar and Myrtie May Higginbotham Bailey.
She was married for 61 years, and until becoming incapacitated with Alzheimer's, was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Mrs. Harper was an avid gardener, a community volunteer and an active member in the United Methodist church for years. Most recently, she was a member of Cresaptown United Methodist Church in Cumberland, Md.
Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph W. Bailey, and a sister, Frances B. McCree.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 4, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home, Savannah. Burial will be in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Rex S. Harper Sr.; one daughter, Sharon Elizabeth Sokol, Mobile, Ala.; two sons, Rex S. Harper Jr., Marietta, and Max Christopher Harper, Savannah; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611-1676.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, located at 7415 Hodgson Memorial Drive.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MR. DUNCAN
Retired farmer
HOMER - Marvin Ellis Duncan Sr., 88, 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 Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MRS. ESCOE
Trinity Baptist member
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Dorothy Freeman Escoe, 79, 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 Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MR. O'KELLEY
Former
Jackson Countian
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Charles James O'Kelley, 62, died Saturday, November 27, 1999.
A native of Hall County, Mr. O'Kelley was a son of the late James Edward O'Kelley and Nora Faye Metz.
He was employed as a brick mason and was a former resident of Jackson County, having lived in Maysville. Mr. O'Kelley was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Mae Jones.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 30, in the chapel of Simmons Funeral Home, Madison, with the Rev. Wayne Ghann officiating. Burial was in Morgan Memorial Park.
Survivors include three daughters, Rhonda K. Robuck, Rutledge, Tracy Lynne Croy, Winder, and Jennifer Faye Hughes, Statham; two sons, Brian Keith O'Kelley, Social Circle, and Charles Allen O'Kelley, Monroe; one sister, Elva Mae Harris, Wichita, Kan.; one brother, Richard O'Kelley, Jefferson; and seven grandchildren.
Simmons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MR. HILLEY
Father of countian
HARTWELL - Richard Thomas Hilley, 65, father of Fran Hilley Allen, Jefferson, died Monday, November 29, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Hilley was a son of the late Ottis W. and Ella Gaines Hilley.
He was a retired warehouse manager for Manning Brothers Food Equipment Company and was a member of the Bio Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Hilley was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Hartwell, where he served as a deacon and was a member of the choir and men's Sunday School class.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 1, at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Bielski and Dr. Dan Vincent officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to his daughter, include his wife, Carol Mize Hilley; daughter, Kay Hilley Sokol, Hartwell; son, Tommy Hilley, Statham; sisters, Geneva Beggs, Canon, Shirley Pulliam, Royston, and Glenda Ford, Covington; brothers, Doug Hilley and Lake Hilley, both of Hartwell; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, P.O. Box 396, Hartwell, GA 30643.
Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MRS. MUCKLEROY
Homemaker
BRASELTON - Mrs. Mary Jeanette Muckleroy, 68, died Friday, November 26, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Muckleroy was born April 10, 1931, in Fulton County. She was a daughter of the late George and Ruth Cochran.
Mrs. Muckleroy was a homemaker.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Bowen and Maggie Muckleroy, both of Braselton, and Becky Kilgore, Austell; one sister, Elizabeth Sanders, Cumming; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MRS. PEPPERS
Mother of five
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Edith Peppers died Tuesday, November 23, 1999.
Mrs. Peppers was born February 1, 1948, to the late Alice Daniel and Doc Brown.
She attended school in Walton County and further studied at Athens Area Technical School.
Mrs. Peppers was united in marriage to her husband, Charlie Jr. Peppers, in 1968.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 28, at Saints Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, Monroe, with Elder Charles Lemons officiating. Burial was in the Smith Chapel Baptist Church cemetery, Bethlehem. Mrs. Peppers' nephews and friends served as pallbearers. Her nieces and granddaughters served as flower bearers.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Robert Brown, Jefferson, and Charlie Peppers, Social Circle; three daughters, Angela Peppers and Loretta Peppers, both of Monroe, and Edith Denise Peppers, Jefferson; two sisters, Pearl Mae Jackson and Irene Morten, both of Monroe; 11 grandchildren, DeShawn Peppers, Latasha Peppers, Kendrick Peppers, Laquana Peppers, Kiera Sorrells, Dontya Sorrells, Chartel Peppers, Jenquana Peppers, Robert Brown, Rocquez Brown and Zanquiaha Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MR. SCHULTZ
Lab supervisor
HOSCHTON - Jerry Lee Schultz, 39, died Sunday, November 28, 1999, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Schultz was born November 27, 1960, in Newcastle, Pa. He was a son of Patricia Long Schultz and Wilbur Schultz, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Schultz was employed as a lab supervisor.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 30, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Teresa Dawson Schultz; one son, Carl Atwell, Hoschton; and three sisters, Linda Schultz, Jane Schultz and Susan Schultz, all of Pennsylvania.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MRS. NUNN
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Magdalene F. Nunn, 80, 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 Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MRS. WEHUNT
Mt. Sinai C.H.C.
member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Lilly Mae Kelly Wehunt, 82, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at Athens Heritage Nursing Home.
Mrs. Wehunt was born July 20, 1917, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Repard Samuel and Lula Gertrude Argo Kelly.
Mrs. Wehunt was retired from the Banks County School System and was a member of Mt. Sinai Congregational Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Wehunt, two daughters, Lois and Olive Wehunt, and a son, Roger Wehunt.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 2, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Bill Autry officiating. Burial will be in the Grove Level Baptist Church cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy Wehunt, Commerce; five daughters, Lucille Beck, Jefferson, Dorothy Duncan and Martha Mize, both of Commerce, Sandra Starnes, Athens, and Francis Thomas, Lula; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

NORTON
Infant
JEFFERSON - Tyler James Norton, 5 days, infant son of Jeremy and Jennifer Michelle Shelnut Norton, Jefferson, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at Egleston Children's Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 2, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Old Hull Cemetery, Madison County.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include grandparents, Audrey and Ricky Shelnut, Jefferson, and Virginia Ann Self, Cleveland; great-grandparents, Montine Hunter, Danielsville, Imogene Rowell, Forest Park, and Elbert and Velma Evans, Cleveland; and great-great-grandparents, Calvin Hutchinson, Ocilla, and Clyde McGree, Commerce.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MRS. FRAZIER
Mother of eight
COMMERCE - Mrs. Mary Joyce Frazier, 67, 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 Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999

MR. HEAD
Hall County native
BRASELTON - Bill Head, 60, died Friday, November 25, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Head was a son of Esther Bennett Head, Flowery Branch, and the late Willie C. Head.
He had resided in Jackson County for 30 years and was retired from the Macklanburg Duncan Company, with 30 years of service. Mr. Head was of the Baptist denomination.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Chambers.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 28, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Fred Ray officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Barbara Tanner Head; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Carol Head and Tony and Jackie Head, all of Braselton; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Barry Hollifield, Dahlonega; two sisters, Sherry Martin, Buford, and Joan Mooney, Flowery Branch; three brothers, Richard Head, Stanley Head and Roy Lee Head, all of Flowery Branch; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 1, 1999


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