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OBITUARY PAGE - DECEMBER 22, 1999 - HOMER, GA

MRS. MCDUFFIE
Commerce native
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Joann McDuffie, 56, died Friday, December 17, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A native of Commerce, Mrs. McDuffie was born July 6, 1943. She was a daughter of Kate McCoy, Commerce, and the late Jimmy McCoy.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 19, at Ridgeway Baptist Church, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Leon McDuffie; one son, Chad McDuffie, Commerce; two daughters, Kim Laalk, Watkinsville, and Wendy Thomas, Commerce; two brothers, Randy McCoy, Marietta, and Tim McCoy, Homer; one sister, Marie Evans, Commerce; and six grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 22, 1999

MRS. ROGERS
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Sarah Mason Rogers, 78, died Monday, December 20, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Rogers was born June 13, 1921, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Clate and Ruth Sims Mason.
Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker and was a member of Lyons Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, David A. Rogers Sr.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 22, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in Banks Memorial Gardens, Homer.
Survivors include two sons, Daniel Wayne Rogers, Gainesville, and David A. Rogers Jr., Douglasville; two brothers, Gerald Mason, Marietta, and Walter Mason, Griffin; three sisters, Blanche Fuller, Powder Springs, Evelyn Lewallen, Atlanta, and Lois Whitfield, Cornelia; and five grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 22, 1999

MR. CASH
Harmony Baptist member
ALTO - Bartley Jackson Cash, 96, died Sunday, December 19, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following a short illness.
Mr. Cash was born July 18, 1903, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Freeman Melvin and Theodosia Perkins Cash.
Mr. Cash worked on TVA projects in North Carolina and Tennessee. He was the first operator of the filtration water plant in Cornelia in 1935, later moving to Newnan in 1941, where he was in charge of the water works until 1948. Mr. Cash also had charge of the water works in Milledgeville until his retirement in 1972.
He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in the Hollingsworth Community and was a lifetime member of the Georgia Water Works Association.
Mr. Cash was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Duckett Cash, six sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 21, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Gene Todd, Glover Morgan and Robbie Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann D. Cash, Alto, and Eloise Cash Grenga, Newnan; one sister, Emily C. Tidwell, Chamblee; one brother, Nelson Cash, Evans; and two grandchildren, Kathy Grenga, Alto, and Steven Grenga, Rangeley, Maine.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church, 5223 US Hwy. 441 N, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 22, 1999

MRS. LAWSON
Housewife
COMMERCE - Mrs. Stephanie Denise Lawson, 38, died Sunday, December 19, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Lawson was born June 12, 1961, in Commerce. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Mary Lou Doss Napier.
Mrs. Lawson was a housewife and was a member of Oconee Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 20, at Oconee Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Barrett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Phillip Lawson; two sons, Blake Gooch and Justin Gooch, both of Jefferson; and one brother, George Mathis, Maysville.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 22, 1999

MR. JACKSON
Landscaper
GAINESVILLE - Eugene Jackson, 59, died Thursday, December 16, 1999.
Mr. Jackson was born October 26, 1940, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late William Fred and Ella Ivie Jackson.
Mr. Jackson worked as a landscaper.
Memorial services were held Saturday, December 18, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating.
Survivors include one brother, Hoyt Jackson, Homer; and five sisters, Bessie Loggins, Cleveland, Louise Sailors, Caiser, N.C., Bonnie Short, Polkville, N.C., and Ruby Watts and Eddie Vera Westermoreland, both of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 22, 1999

MRS. BACLE
Ridgeway Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Thaxton Bacle, 79, died Wednesday, December 15, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Bacle was born September 10, 1920, in Greenville County, S.C. She was a daughter of the late Ben and Gladys King Thaxton.
Mrs. Bacle was retired from Sears and was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church, Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mathews Bacle.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 17, at Ridgeway Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Bob Bacle, Commerce; one daughter, Gail Bacle, Hull; one brother, Hoyt Thaxton, Fountain Inn, S.C.; one sister, Annie Etta Imbastaro, Greenville, S.C.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 22, 1999

MRS. MORRIS
Edwards Chapel
Baptist member
COLBERT - Mrs. Betty Jo Waggoner Spence Morris, 69, died Saturday, December 18, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Morris was a daughter of Joel Hollis Waggoner and the late Hester Peterman Waggoner.
She was retired from the Social Services in South Carolina and was a member of Edwards Chapel Baptist Church.
Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her husband, Farris F. Spence, and a daughter, Bertha Rebeca "Beth" Spence.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 20, at Edwards Chapel Baptist Church. Burial was in New Silver Brook Cemetery, Anderson, S.C.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include two sons, James Michael Spence, Martinsville, Va., and Ronald Dale Spence, Columbia, S.C.; two step-sons, Keith Morris, Gainesville, and Danny Morris, Alto; two sisters, Dorothy Brooks, Crawford, and Carol Haggard, Danielsville; one brother, James Edgar Waggoner, Colbert; and nine grandchildren.
Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 22, 1999



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