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OBITUARY PAGE - DECEMBER 22, 1999 - COMMERCE, GA

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Dorothy E. Bacle
Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Thaxton Bacle, 79, of Commerce, 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 Commerce News, December 22, 1999

Edna R. Johnson
Mrs. Edna Ruth Parker Johnson, 83, of Nicholson, died Friday, December 17, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Johnson was born August 28, 1916, in Buncombe County, N.C. She was a daughter of the late Leonard Clifton and Edna Morgan Parker.
Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and a member of Center United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ponder Johnson Jr.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 19, at Center United Methodist Church with the Revs. Howard Conine and Richard Cathy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Clifton Johnson, Delaware, and John Johnson, Atlanta; one daughter, Barbara Farmer, Nicholson; one sister, Hilda Swimm, Asheville, N.C.; and a number of grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 22, 1999

Laura B. Evans
Mrs. Laura Belle Evans, 88, of Commerce, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Evans was born July 28, 1911, in Commerce. She was a daughter of the late Ed and Alice Bailey Payne.
Mrs. Evans was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing in Commerce, with 50 years of service. She was a member of Commerce First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her husband, B.T. Evans, and a son, Deputy Edward Monroe "Eddie Row" Evans.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 16, at Commerce First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one sister, Julia Griffin, Commerce; daughter-in-law, Frances Evans Forston, Commerce; two grandchildren, Phyllis Kay Brewer, Nicholson, and Edward Charleston Evans, Commerce; two great-granddaughters, Melissa Brewer, Commerce, and Amanda Brewer, Nicholson; two great-grandsons, Casey Evans and Chuck Evans; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 22, 1999

Joann McDuffie
Mrs. Joann McDuffie, 56, of Maysville, 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 Commerce News, December 22, 1999

Stephanie D. Lawson
Mrs. Stephanie Denise Lawson, 38, of Commerce, 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 Commerce News, December 22, 1999

Sarah M. Rogers
Mrs. Sarah Mason Rogers, 78, of Commerce, 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 Commerce News, December 22, 1999
Dillard Howell
Dillard Howell, 58, of Commerce, died Thursday, December 16, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
Mr. Howell was born April 7, 1941, in Commerce. He was a son of Edward Howell, Commerce, and the late Lillie Mae Loggins Howell.
Mr. Howell was self-employed as a house painter.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 18, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Howell; one daughter, Mandy O'Kelley, Commerce; five brothers, Bobby Howell, Athens, Buford Howell, Snellville; Eddie Howell and Waymon Howell, both of Commerce, and Freddie Howell, Comer; four sisters, Barbara Coker and Betty Floyd, both of Gainesville, Geneva Floyd, Hartwell, and Jeanette Roberts, Comer; and one grandchild.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 22, 1999

Eugene Jackson
Eugene Jackson, 59, of Gainesville, 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 Commerce News, December 12, 1999


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