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OBITUARY PAGE - DECEMBER 15, 1999 - HOMER, GA

MRS. CHANDLER
Housewife
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Claudine S. Chandler, 87, died Thursday, December 9, 1999, at Columbia Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville.
Mrs. Chandler was born July 4, 1912, in Commerce. She was a daughter of the late Jasper Newton and Alice Hutchins Stewart.
Mrs. Chandler was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hoyt Chandler.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, at Maysville Baptist Church with her son, the Rev. Ben Chandler, Scottsboro, Ala., and the Revs. Brian Stowe, Marshal Dale and William Crowe officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her son, include sons, Pittman Chandler, Hartwell, and William Chandler, Maysville; two daughters, Retha Kemp, Oakwood, and Linda Stepp, Maysville; one sister, Zaddie Sutton, Gastonia, N.C.; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church of one's choice.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 15, 1999

MRS. JORDAN
Housewife
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Kate B. Jordan, 84, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Jordan was born October 6, 1915, in Commerce. She was a daughter of the late Newt and Jeannie Glenn Brown.
Mrs. Jordan was a housewife and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with her son, the Rev. Grady Jordan, Carnesville, officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her son, include her husband, Marvin Jordan; son, Donald Jordan, Hartwell; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 15, 1999

MR. GINN
Carpenter
COMMERCE - Hal Thomas Ginn, 55, died Friday, December 10, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Ginn was born March 10, 1944, in Carnesville. He was a son of the late Joe and Velda Whitsel Ginn.
Mr. Ginn was self-employed as a carpenter.
Graveside services were held Sunday, December 12, in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson, with the Rev. Douglas Duncan officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Ginn; one son, Tommy Ginn, Commerce; two daughters, Tina Ginn, Carnesville, and Melissa Perry, Commerce; two step-daughters, Wanda Mendoza, Talmo, and Brenda Marban, Nicholson; two brothers, Bobby Ginn and Larry Ginn, both of Commerce; and two sisters, Betty Calloway, Comer, and Mary Ann Goldman, Ninety Six, S.C.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 15, 1999

MRS. TERRELL
Homemaker
LULA - Mrs. Tommie Jones Terrell, 75, died Friday, December 10, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Terrell was born June 24, 1924, in Hall County. She was a daughter of the late John and Maggie Wilson Jones.
Mrs. Terrell was a homemaker and served as a councilwoman with the City of Lula. She was also a volunteer at Columbia Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, and was of the Baptist denomination.
Mrs. Terrell was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Terrell, a brother, Dan Jones, and a half-brother, Ralph Jones.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 12, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. John Umberhant officiating. Burial was in the Belton United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Harold Burke, Sautee; daughter, Sally Miller, Monroe; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Peggy Terrell, Rome, Richard and Melanie Terrell, Cartersville, and Gary and Louise Terrell, Alto; sister, Emma Jones Harper, Houston, Texas; half-sister, Tracy Barrett, Lula; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 15, 1999

MR. GORDON
U.S. Army veteran
MT. AIRY - Gary Joseph Gordon, 48, died Friday, December 10, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Gordon was born June 23, 1951, in Marion, Mo. He was a son of the late Charles Stephen and Marjorie Ruth Foster Gordon.
Mr. Gordon served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a hair stylist with Act I Beauty Salon. He was of the Catholic faith.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 14, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Elizabeth Christopherson officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Evans Gordon; daughter, Heather Gordon, Mt. Airy; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Jason Whitney, Mt. Airy; son, Jerimy Gordon, Mt. Airy; two sisters, Gay Lynn Love, Demorest, and Marjorie Joyce Cuba, Illinois; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Megan Whitney, Mt. Airy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 425 Bradford Street, NW, Gainesville, GA 30501.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 15, 1999

REEVES
Toddler
MAYSVILLE - Dylan "Cage" Reeves, 10 months, died Friday, December 10, 1999, at Scottish Rite Hospital following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Reeves was born in Hall County, the son of Steven and Lori Reeves, Maysville. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Johnny Welch, maternal great-grandfathers, Lewis Jones and Charles Welch, and paternal great-grandfather, Cotton Reeves.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Donnie Hicks, Eugene Hicks, Leon Thompson and Harold Gaines officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include maternal grandmother, Tammy Welch, Murrayville; paternal grandmother, Margaret Reeves, Gainesville; paternal grandfather, Edward Reeves, Gainesville; maternal great-grandmothers, Clara Welch and Minnie Thomas, both of Gainesville; paternal great-grandmother, Maude Reeves, Gainesville; and several aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 15, 1999

MRS. CHURCH
Homemaker
ALTO - Mrs. Alva Nell Garrison Martin Church, 73, died Sunday, December 12, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Church was born in Florida, but had lived most of her life in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late Marion and Ruby Alley Garrison.
Mrs. Garrison was a homemaker and of the Baptist domination. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roscoe Martin, and her second husband, Tate Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jacques "Jack" Martin, Clayton; and brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Marie Garrison, Rome.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 15, 1999

MRS. KEESE
Liberty Baptist member
CLARKESVILLE - Mrs. Nancy Fields Keese, 39, died Sunday, December 12, 1999, at Emory University Hospital.
Mrs. Keese was born July 2, 1960, in Fulton County. She was a daughter of Sanford and Betty Dockery Fields, Canon.
Mrs. Keese was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger McCoy and Paul Creason officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Terry Keese; three daughters, Jacque Keese Carey, Colbert, Brooklyn Keese, Lavonia, and Kala Keese, Clarkesville; one son, Charlie Campbell, Americus; two brothers, Dennis Fields, Canon, and Greg Fields, Watkinsville; and three grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church or Canon Baptist Church.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 15, 1999

MR. GARRISON
World War II veteran
CARNESVILLE - Ralph Anderson Garrison, 79, died Sunday, December 12, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Garrison was born April 26, 1920, in Franklin County. He was a son of the late John and Victoria Martin Garrison.
Mr. Garrison was a member of the 5th American Army during World War II, serving in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. He was a farmer and a former employee of Master Furniture in Toccoa, with 38 years of service. He had also worked at Taylor Manufacturing for three years and was a member of Nail's Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Garrison was preceded in death by five brothers, Glenn, Olis, Fred, Branson and Wayne Garrison, and two sisters, Hazel Garrison and Marie Caudell.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, in B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. Bill Stacey officiating. Burial was in the Indian Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Rosena Beggs Garrison; and three sisters, Frances Thomas, Carnesville, Betty Caudell, Jefferson, and Mary Lee Caudell, Greenville, S.C.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 15, 1999

MR. JUMP
Retired truck driver
STEPHENS - Stewart Wallace Jump, 78, died Thursday, December 9, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Jump was born April 15, 1921, in Hall County.
He was a retired truck driver and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Jump was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie Borders Jump.
Graveside services were held Saturday, December 11, at Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 15, 1999



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