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OBITUARY PAGE - DECEMBER 15, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GA

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MRS. HOOPER
Jefferson First Baptist Church member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Claire Wills Hooper, 88, died Thursday, December 9, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Hooper was born December 1, 1911. She was a daughter of the late Joseph R. Wills and Juette Wills Hill.
Mrs. Hooper was a graduate of Winder-Barrow High School and was retired from the Jackson County Health Department and the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. She was employed part-time with Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Mrs. Hooper was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson, where she was a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Franklin Hooper.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with the Rev. Terry Lee Wofford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Mary Ray Hooper, Jefferson; one sister, Helen Williams, Winterville; two grandchildren, Bo Hooper, Lilburn, and Amy Skelton, Royston; and five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas and Abby Hooper, all of Lilburn, and Jacob and Erin Claire Skelton, both of Royston.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, 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 Jackson Herald, December 15, 1999

LOVE
Infant
BRASELTON - Kaitlyn Marie Love, infant daughter of Kevin Russell and Rachel Dee Mullenax Love, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sisters, Kelsey Lauren Miller and Taylor Nicole Love, both of Braselton; and grandparents, Bennie and Janie Love, Jefferson, Kathryn Miske, Sarasota, Fla., and Raymond Mullenax, Front Royal, Va.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 1999

MR. WILBANKS
World War II veteran
TENNILLE - John E. "Bud" Wilbanks, 76, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at Oconee Regional Medical Center, Milledgeville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Wilbanks was born August 7, 1923, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late John Elmer Sr. and Nettie Wilson Wilbanks.
Mr. Wilbanks was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Air Force, and was retired from the textile industry, where he worked as a supervisor. He was a member of Tennille Baptist Church.
Mr. Wilbanks was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Langford Wilbanks.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Mark Jones officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include son, Drane Wilbanks, Watkinsville; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Shirley Wilbanks, Tennille, and Elmer Charles and Kathy Wilbanks, Childersburg, Ala.; daughter and son-in-law, Lauri and Chandler Barrett, Carrollton; two sisters, Lila Wilbanks and Martha Meade, both of Jefferson; two brothers, Willis "Totsie" Wilbanks and Wilson Wilbanks, both of Jefferson; and eight grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 1999

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 Jackson Herald, 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 Jackson Herald, 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 Jackson Herald, 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 Jackson Herald, 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 Jackson Herald, December 15, 1999

MR. WALLIS
U.S. Army veteran
SUGAR HILL - Edward "Pete" Wallis, 67, died Sunday, December 5, 1999, in Romania Mission Field.
Mr. Wallis was born in Gwinnett County, a son of Mrs. Mary Lucy Brogdon Wallis, Sugar Hill, and the late Ernest Wallis.
He received his education at Sugar Hill HIgh School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Wallis was the former owner of Pete Wallis Insurance Agency of Sugar Hill and West Jackson Insurance Agency in Braselton. He was co-founder of Missionary Enterprises International and attended Gwinnett Hall Bible College and Antioch Bible College.
Mr. Wallis was a member of Gwinnett Hall Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, at Gwinnett Hall Baptist Church with the Revs. Rex Richards, M.H. Everett and Kab Sukim officiating. Burial was in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Jesse Everett, Lawrenceville, and Jennifer and Douglas Crowe, Loganville; brother and sister-in-law, Wendell and Desilu Wallis, Buford; brother, Rennis Wallis, Sugar Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Julian Sellers, Loganville; sisters, Ann Wallis, Norcross, and Gwen Wallis, Sugar Hill; grandchildren, Ronnie and Sherrie Cox, Paul, Chester and Jody Everett and Christopher, Caleb and Jonathan Todd; great-grandchild, Emilie Faith Cox; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 1999

MR. PORTER
Korean War veteran
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Russell Bryant Porter, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999.
A native of Athens, Mr. Porter was a son of the late William Ernest and Grace Bryant Porter.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served with the U.S. Navy, and was an electrical technician. Mr. Porter was retired from the Civil Service, with 30 years of service, and had lived the last 30 years in Charleston, S.C. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Cottageville, S.C.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 9, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Curtis Hammond and Joey Young officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Ogletree Porter, Cottageville, S.C.; one daughter, Valerie Denise, Summerville, S.C.; one son, Rick Porter, Cottageville, S.C.; one sister, Babara Young, Danielsville; one brother, Bill Porter, Snellville; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 15, 1999


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