Obituaries

Fannie Mae Martinez
Died May 14, 2014
Fannie Mae Martinez, 71, of Oakwood, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014, at Memorial Park South Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. on Friday.

Born June 15, 1942, in Gainesville, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Lula Roberts. She was of the Catholic faith and had been a Certified Nurse working in private care. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Philip Martinez, and daughter, Kimberly D. Renteria.

Survivors include her son-in-law, Omero Renteria of Gillsville; two grandchildren; brother, Grady Roberts of Gainesville; and sisters, Mary Lou Conner of Murrayville and Faye Bryant of Gainesville.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, May 22, 2014

Nick Ryscamp
Died May 10, 2014
Nicholas “Nick” Eli Ryscamp, 19, of Hoschton, died Saturday, May 10, 2014.
He was a graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School. He loved the Lord and his friends and lived life to the fullest. He was loved by a lot and known by many.
Survivors include his parents, Jeff and Diane Harris Ryscamp of Hoschton; grandparents, Roy and Patricia Ryscamp of Jacksonville, Fla., and James and Joann Harris of Winder; brother, Timothy Ryscamp of Hoschton; sisters, Kayla Smith (Justin) and Amber Silva (Kyle), both of Woodstock; nieces and nephews, Tyler and Denver Smith and Daniel, Noah and Jonathan Silva; and several aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Dave Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, May 15, 2014

Tammy Lynn Hall Moore
Died May 10, 2014
Tammy Moore, 47, of Barrow County, died Saturday, May 10, 2014. Tammy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and daughter. She is preceded in death by grandparents, Clarence and Hattie Bradley Hall and Gerald and Essie Dailey Hammond. Tammy was a woman of faith. She was a dedicated member of The People’s Baptist Church in Jefferson where she held many jobs. She taught Sunday school, volunteered to coordinate Vacation Bible School and helped with many other activities. Tammy loved her church family.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis Moore; daughters, Jessica Cheek, Kayla Cheek (Allen) Brand and Hali Cheek; stepdaughters Jessica Moore and Paige Moore; grandson, Jaxon Lewis; parents, Nathaniel and Linda Hammond Hall; sister, Patti Hall (Timmy) Powell; brother, Rex (Anita) Hall; and special friends, Rosa and Grady Higgins.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home in Winder with burial in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, May 15, 2014

Ed Abeling
Died May 11, 2014
Edward “Ed” Abeling, 78, of Jefferson, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Ed lived in Jefferson for 14 years. He loved yard work, his family and church family. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Flowery Branch for more than 12 years where he was a member of the Amazing Grace Sunday school class. Ed was a Mr. Fix It and attended trade school in Cincinnati, Ohio, for printing. He was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Michael Abeling.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Abeling; son, Danny Abeling and wife Connie of North Carolina; daughters, Brenda Crosby and husband Jackie of Kathleen and Theresa Hildreth of Jefferson; brother, John Abeling and wife Betty of Kentucky; sister, Carolyn Seimer and husband Ron of Kentucky; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 201, at Zion Hill Baptist Church, located at 4100 Falcon Parkway in Flowery Branch. The Rev. Scott Wilson will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14. Interment will be held following services at Jackson Memorial Park Cemetery in Commerce.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, May 15, 2014

Helen J. Motes
Died May 11, 2014

Helen J. Motes, 82, of Jefferson, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Born in Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Roy J. Motes Sr. and the late Mae Belle Bradbury Motes. Ms. Motes was a member of the first graduating class of Jefferson High School and graduated from Perry Business College. She was retired from the Georgia Department of Labor after 34 years of service in the Gainesville area and retired from the Jackson County Board of Commissioners as executive assistant to the county manager. Ms. Motes was also a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Jefferson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, R.J. Motes Jr., and her son-in-law, Harry M. McDonald Jr.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, David and Pam Motes of Nicholson; daughter, Elizabeth Motes of Jefferson; grandchildren, Rebecca Motes (Asa) Poole, Robert Motes of Jefferson and Katie McDonald (James) Bowen of Jacksonville, N.C.; and nephew, Chris (Gail) Motes of Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Mr. Charlie Howington officiating. The burial will follow in the Woodbine Cemetery in Jefferson. The visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13.
Memorials may be made to the Ronnie Green Heart Center, 743 Spring Street, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, May 15, 2014

Mary Lourene Baird
Died May 9, 2014
Mrs. Mary Lourene Baird, 90, entered into rest Friday, May 9, 2014.
Born in Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late John Williamson and Eula Mae Cruce Parks. A graduate of the Winder High School, she was a charter member of the Hoschton Church of God of Prophecy and held many positions in the church for many years. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Talmadge Baird; brothers, Ernest Parks, Howell Parks and Roy Parks; and sisters, Pauline Banks, Jennie Mae Sloan, Sammie Hutchins and Johnnie Smith.
Survivors include her son and daughter- in-law, James Harry and Joanne Baird of Flowery Branch; daughters, Wanda and the late R.B. Stinchcomb of Braselton and Sara Lewis of Winder; grandchildren, Chuck Stinchcomb of Braselton, Eddie and Kim Butler of Hoschton, T.J. and Angie Stinchcomb of Concord, Chip and Christi Stinchcomb of Flowery Branch, Gary and Dawn Compton of Flowery Branch, Marty and Gena Baird of Gainesville, Brian and Jennifer Freeman of Winder and Anthony and Karee Fleeman of Winder; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Hoschton Church of God of Prophecy, located at 8187 Pendergrass Road in Hoschton. Brother Thomas Holmes and Brother David E. Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, May 15, 2014

Leonard Powers
Died May 8, 2014
Leonard Powers, 86, of Flowery Branch, formerly of Yonkers, N.Y., died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Father Eric Hill will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 12.

Born May 19, 1927, in Yonkers, N.Y., he was a son of the late James and Viola Glosque Powers. He moved from Yonkers to the area 13 years ago and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Mr. Powers had worked for the Westchester County Government and had been supervisor at the Yonkers Racetrack where he loved talking with all the patrons. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, James Powers and Jack Powers.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Rita Powers; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Cheryl Powers of Queensbury, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Bernie Wolcott of Flowery Branch; and grandson, T.J. Wolcott of Flowery Branch.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, May 15, 2014

Marie Andre Bullwinkle
Died May 8, 2014
Marie Andre Bullwinkle, 96, of Flowery Branch, died Thursday, May 8, 2014.
Born in New York, she was a longtime resident of Sarasota, Fla.
A graveside service will be held in New York at a later date.
Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, May 15, 2014

Doris Ivey Pulliam
Died May 7, 2014
Doris Ivey Pulliam of Duluth, formerly of Winder, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
A native of Gainesville, she was a daughter of the late George and Carrie Whiting Ivey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Ray H. Pulliam. Mrs. Pulliam worked for many years as an LPN at Russell Nursing Home and was a member of the former Garden Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, Joe H. and Angela Pulliam of Winder and John Pulliam and Rick Weaver, both of Duluth; grandchildren, Victor Blaine Pulliam, Mary Alice Pulliam and Carrie Elizabeth Pulliam; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Lou Nell Justice and Madge Stone, both of Gainesville.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Fred Plate officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p. m. on Friday, May 9.

Carter Funeral Home of Winder
The Paper, May 15, 2014

Marilyn Ann Taynor
Died May 5, 2014

Marilyn Ann Taynor, 74, of Auburn, died Monday, May 5, 2014.
The family will hold a private memorial at a later date.
Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548. www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, May 15, 2014

Maida Johnson Forrester
Died May 6, 2014
Maida Johnson Forrester, 89, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Born and raised in Canton, she was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Canton. Mrs. Forrester retired from Southern Bell after 40 years with perfect attendance. She was preceded in death by her husband Lamar Forrester.
Survivors include her sisters Mary Glenn Johnson Mitchell and Rachel Johnson Christy, both of Hoschton; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bobby Morris will be officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. A private interment will be held at Cherokee Memorial Gardens in Canton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be to Paws4Vets, 1121 C- 324 Military Cut Off Road, Wilmington, NC 28405 or Homestead Hospice, 1561 Lenru Road , Suite A , Bogart GA 30622.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, May 15, 2014

William Bruce Rainey
Died May 6, 2014
William Bruce Rainey, 46, of Auburn, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Rainey. He was a lifelong resident of Barrow County and was a member of Midway United Methodist Church. He was employed as a diesel mechanic with Gwinnett County and was a former Barrow County volunteer firefighter.
Survivors include his wife, Lorhetta Rainey; children, Mary Elizabeth Thompson and William Benjamin Rainey, both of Auburn; mother, Carolyn Harrison Rainey of Auburn; and brother, Keith Rainey of Carl.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, May 15, 2014

Rudene Maddox
Died May 6, 2014
Rudene Maddox, 89, of Winder, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
She was a daughter of the late June and Flora Simmons Cooper and was a Barrow County native .Mrs. Maddox was a member of Duncan’s Creek Congregational Church and was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Grover “Jack” Maddox.
Surviving include her husband, Walter Ford of Winder; children, Sara Ann Ford of Winder and Donald Dean Maddox of Panama City Beach, Fla.; brother, Lewis Cooper of Destin, Fla.; six grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, in Duncan’s Creek Congregational Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dee Dillin officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 8.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, May 15, 2014

Sam Sloan
Died May 3, 2014
Samuel “Sam” Sloan, 73, of the Hog Mountain community of Dacula, died Saturday, May 3, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents,.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Luther Sloan; children, Carrie Drosieko, Wheeling, W.Va, Michelle Hlebiczki of Weirton, W.Va., and Sam Hlebiczki, Wheeling, W.Va. nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Sloan of Dacula; brother-in-law, Frank Luther of Loganville; aunt, Mary L. Davis of Winder; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Born Aug. 19, 1940, in Wheeling, W.Va., he was a son of the late Kenneth and Dollie Sloan. He was a 1958 graduate of Union High School in McMechen, W.Va. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a salesman for Nash Chevrolet Company in Lawrenceville for eight years. He was a member of Hoschton First Baptist Church in Hoschton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Thrasher officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. on Monday.
Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford
The Paper, May 8, 2014

Mary Hazel Perry Seagraves
Died May 1, 2014
Mary Hazel Perry Seagraves, 74, of Jefferson, died Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Born in Bogart, she was a daughter of the late W.C. and Eula Frances Davis Perry. Mrs. Seagraves was a homemaker and attended Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Edward Seagraves; son, Rickey Seagraves; and a granddaughter, Gina Seagraves.
Survivors include her son, Steve Seagraves of Statham; caregiver, Sallie Harper of Nicholson; grandchildren, David, Michael, Amanda, Tiara and Chris; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral on Sunday from noon until the service.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, May 8, 2014

Thomas Post
Died May 1, 2014

Thomas Lane Post, 74, of Hoschton, died Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Thomas loved to read and play golf. He was in the Murphy Oil Company marketing department for 28 years as area sales manager. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Winder and the 60′s Sunday school class. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Eddie Emma Post; brothers, Coleman Post, Robert Post, Conroy Post, Wayne Post and Gerald Post; and sisters Verna Williams and Tancie Culpepper.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Faye Spencer Post; sons, Mickey Post and wife Luana of Johns Creek and Richard Post and wife Kim of North Carolina; brothers, Billy Joe Post and wife Jan of Alabama; sisters, Meada Smith and husband Maurice of Louisiana and Barbara Burbank of Arkansas; and grandchildren, Stephanie Post, Zachery Post, Luke Post and Ethan Post.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Winder First Baptist Church of Winder, located at 625 Jefferson Highway in Winder. The Rev. Irby Stanley will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made to the First Baptist Church of Winder building fund.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, May 8, 2014

Kelly Helen O’Brien
Died May 1, 2014
Kelly Helen O’Brien, 43, of Braselton, died Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, May 8, 2014

Reba Childers Eavenson
Died April 28, 2014
Reba Childers Eavenson, 69, of Winder, died Monday, April 28, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Broadus and Ruby Reynolds Childers; daughter, Nicole Eavenson; and brother, Lewis Childers.

Survivors include her husband, Nick Eavenson; daughter, Angie Eavenson and husband Mitch Taylor, stepdaughter Misty Wims and husband Thomas; son-in-law, Sandy White; brother, JC (Bud) Childers and wife Carolyn; sister-in-law, Janice Childers; granddaughters, Jenna Maynor, Amber Harper and husband Jeb; grandson, Hunter Wims; step granddaughters, Harli Taylor and Jamie Taylor; great-grandchildren, Reihgan, Cambree and Caisley Harper; and a host of other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014, at Freedom Fellowship, located at 303 First St., in Statham. The Rev. Ned Davis will be officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Friends are invited to stay and enjoy refreshments afterward. The family acknowledges flowers or contributions may be made to Freedom Fellowship.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, May 8, 2014

Louis Freddie Mason
Died April 23, 2014
Louis Freddie Mason, 75, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at his residence, following an extended illness.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2014 from the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home.
Born Sept. 30, 1938, she was a son of the late Lewis Mason and Marie Billings Matheson in Martinsville, Va. He had been a member of County Line Christian Church in Martinsville, Va; served in the Air Force and had been a truck driver for Simpson Trucking. Mr. Mason was also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas G. Mason.
Survivors include his sons, James Cecil Mason of Axton, Va., and Jay Richardson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a grandchild; a great-grandchild; brother, Wayne Mason of Gainesville; sister, Linda M. Butler of Flowery Branch; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114, Gainesville, GA 30501, www.cancer.org.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, May 1, 2014

Mark B. Ruis
Died April 22, 2014
Mark B. Ruis, 51, of Gainesville, passed away to Heaven Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Blackshear Place Baptist Church. The Rev. Jeff Crook will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 24.
Born Jan. 7, 1963, Mark is the son of Terrell and Barbara Ruis of Moultrie and grandson of Chester and Katie Ruis and Homer and Martha Spells. Mark enjoyed playing the guitar and loved ministering to others through his music. He graduated from Valdosta State in 1986 and began his career in the judicial system in Winder shortly after. Later he transferred to Gainesville, where he most recently served as Assistant Director of Pre-Trial Services.
Mark was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church. He spent many years working with the youth and at one time lead the youth praise band.
Mark loved his four children. He was a patient and loving dad. Because of his Godly example, he was instrumental in leading all four of them to Christ. He enjoyed spending time with them and supporting them in their various activities. But most of all, Mark loved Amanda, his best friend and wife of 24 years. Besides loving on their kids, they enjoyed spending time together outdoors and enjoying life.
Survivors include his wife, Amanda Ruis; sons, Benjamin, Jesse and Nathan; daughter, Carrie; brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Carrie Anne Ruis of Atlanta; grandmother, Katie Ruth Ruis of Valdosta; grandfather, Homer Lee Spells of Moultrie; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Sharon Stubbs; and brothers-in-law and spouses, Warren and Alyson Stubbs and Stephen and Tina Stubbs.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church Missions at Blackshear Place Baptist Church, 3428 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, May 1, 2014

Pee Wee Garrison
Died April 21, 2014
Bobby Jewel “Pee Wee” Garrison, 81 of Maysville, died Monday, April 21, 2014.
Born in Jefferson, Georgia, the son of the late Ralph and Rosa Lee Highfill Garrison, was a lifelong member of Oconee Baptist Church, a member of I.B.E.W. and Tumbling Waters Society. He retired from Westinghouse / ABB after 32 years, and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. “Pee Wee,” as he was affectionally known by friends and family was the Miller at the Hurricane Shoals Grist Mill for many years where he would grind corn meal for the many anxious customers. Pee Wee was a master musician of many instruments, the fiddle being his first instrument. Music was a vital part of the Garrison family’s way of life and Pee Wee passed on his love of music to his family who now carry on the family tradition. Music was the Garrison family and the Garrison family was music. Pee Wee was also preceded by a granddaughter, Michella Rhea Garrison, and brothers, James Lloyd Garrison, Paul Quillian Garrison and Johnny Horace Garrison.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Waters Garrison; daughter, Debbie Smith and her husband Ronnie of Jefferson; daughter, Tammy and her husband Larry Sauls of Winder; son Mark and his wife Donna Garrison of Maysville; son, David and his wife Jodi Garrison of Maysville; son, Adam and his wife Francy Garrison of Maysville; sister-in-law, Nancy Waters Harrison of Clermont; grandchildren, Nick and Amanda Smith, Laura and Augusto Bairos, Jeremy and Jennifer Smith, Dylan and Glenna Kilgore, Heather and Keith Standard, Summer Payne, Amber and Ryan Hollis (Barrett), Matthew and Liz Garrison, Hannah Garrison, Seth Garrison, Jessica Garrison, Kaleb Garrison and Kasey Garrison; and great-grandchildren, Kane, Koby, Camille, Bella, Owen, Barrett, Alston, Ashlyn, Spence and Sutton.
A musical celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2014, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel where family and friends will gather in honor of Pee Wee and the family will receive friends during the celebration. Flowers are to be omitted with memorials made to the Tumbling Waters Society, P.O. Box 164, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, April 24, 2014

p>Jennie Richey Martin
Died April 21, 2014
Jennie Richey Martin, 88, of the Dry Pond community of Commerce, died Monday April 21, 2014.
Born in Commerce, she was a daughter of the late Otis Samuel Richey and the late Cynthia Shore Richey. Mrs. Martin, along with her late husband, Hoyle Martin, owned and managed the family farm. She was a longtime member of Oconee Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Cooper.
Survivors include her sons, Sammy Martin and Randy Martin, both of Commerce; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 23, 2014, at Oconee Baptist Church in Commerce with the Revs. Gene Carlan, Ken Barrett, Bill Carpenter and Swayne Cochran officiating. Interment will follow in Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday April 22.
Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to Oconee Baptist Church, 4554 Highway 82 North, Commerce, GA 30529
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, April 24, 2014

Janet Anne Blacketor
Died April 16, 2014
Janet Anne Blacketor, 65, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Janet was a beautiful Christian woman who loved her family. She was a member of Northeast Church in Braselton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Loren and Janet Spangler.
Survivors include her husband, Tom Blacketor; son, Michael Blacketor of Snellville; and daughter, Kristi Lankford of Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at the Hoschton City Cemetery. The Rev. Russell Harbin and the Rev. Bill Mueller will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 19.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, April 24, 2014

R. Randall Brooks
Died April 18, 2014
R. Randall Brooks, 69, of Flowery Branch, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home. Chaplain Maitland LaForce will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 21.

Born Dec. 13, 1944, in Buford, he was a son of the late Lester John and Viola Elizabeth Brooks.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Elsieon Brooks; son, James Baker of Kennesaw; daughters, Pam Williams of Flowery Branch, Frances Goss of Stockbridge and Karen Shubert of Jefferson; seven grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Torbush of Lawrenceville and Christine Brooks of Rome; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Halcyon Hospice, 1435 Haw Creek Circle East, Suite 402, Cumming, GA 30041.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 24, 2014

Nora Mote Deaton
Died April 16, 2014
Mrs. Nora Mote Deaton, 85, of Winder, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
A native of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Pearl Loggins Mote. She was also preceded by her husband, Gene Deaton. She was a retiree of Cherokee Manufacturing Company and was a member of Bethabra Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sister, Joyce (David) Binnion of Winder; brothers, Herman (Ann) Mote and Quinton (Martha) Mote, all of Winder, and Danny (Brenda) Mote of Dacula; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Holliday, Corine Deaton and Peggy Deaton, all of Winder; brothers-in-law, Bill Deaton of Snellville, James Deaton of Gainesville and Verlyn Deaton of Monroe; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, from chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Youngblood officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, April 24, 2014

Mary Frances Fralick
Died April 16, 2014
Mary Frances Fralick, 97, of Flowery Branch, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at New Horizons – Limestone, following an extended illness.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born Oct. 2, 1916 in Meadville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Elizabeth Haben. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Thomas Fralick; and daughter, Gail Fuller.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Ben and Sandy Fralick of Flowery Branch, Ted and Barbi Fralick of Albany and Fred and Linda Fralick of Jacksonville, Fla.; and daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Hugh Stephens of Jacksonville, Fla.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 24, 2014

Emma Elizabeth Grindle
Died April 17, 2014
Emma Elizabeth Grindle, 75, of Braselton, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Elizabeth loved her pets Zoey, Harley and Scooter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Grindle, parents, James and Jessie Spivey, and brother, Clifford Spivey.
Survivors include her sons, Ronnie Grindle and Richard Grindle, both of Braselton; daughters, Donna Myers and husband Rick and Dianne Grindle, all of Braselton; sisters, Christine Spivey of Gainesville and Linda Saine and husband Lamar of Braselton; grandchildren, Iasha Myers and David Myers; and numerous of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Frankie Spivey will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 20.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, April 24, 2014

Barbara A. Palmer
Died April 16, 2014
Barbara A. Palmer, 78, of Flowery Branch, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

A private memorial service will be held.

Born Jan. 25, 1936, in Worcester, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Earl and Marion Dufrense. She was a member of Flowery Branch United Methodist Church and had worked at Ingles in the Bakery. Mrs. Palmer was also preceded in death by her son, John A. Palmer III.

Survivors include her husband, John A. Palmer Jr., of Flowery Branch; son, Paul A. Palmer of Sparta; daughters and son-in-law, Lori and Keith Price of Flowery Branch and Cindy Bourque of Lawrenceville; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 24, 2014

Betty Hardy Wilbanks
Died April 16, 2014
Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Hardy Wilbanks, 83, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Born in Winder, she was a daughter of the late Hoyt and Thelma Sims Hardy. A graduate of Athens Technical College, she was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and an employee of the Jackson Herald for many years. Mrs. Wilbanks was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson and, together with her late husband Tom, enjoyed maintaining the grounds around the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Charles Wilbanks; grandson, Kory Potts; brother, Hoyt Hardy Jr.; and sister, Louise White.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Damon and Janice Wilbanks of Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Kelli and Jeff Potts of Jefferson; grandchildren, Shawn and Casey McNally, Tyler and Carla Truelove and Kyle and Chelsey Potts; great-grandchildren, Kade McNally, Graciebeth Trulove, Ty Trulove, and Katypaige Potts; sisters, Bobbie Skinner, Jane Phillips and Myra Brock; and brother, Jerry Hardy.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with Dr. Michael Helms officiating along with family members. The burial will follow in the Woodbine Cemetery with Fred Glass, Fred Gurley, Larry Hardy, Phil Thurmond, Buddy Long, Mitch Brock and Jimmy Gooch honored as pallbearers. The visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson from 3-4 p.m. on Friday, April 18.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Serenity Personal Care Home, 1442 Johnson Mill Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, April 24, 2014

James Michael McDonald
Died April 10, 2014
James Michael McDonald, 57, of Oakwood, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Wilson will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 11.
Born May 20, 1956, in Gainesville, he was a son of Barbara McDonald and the late Ray McDonald. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and was also preceded in death by his grandparents.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include daughters, Jennifer McDonald, Jamie McDonald, Heather McDonald and Nichole McDonald; grandson, D.C. McDonald; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindy and Donald England and Kathy and Mike LeFevre; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 5086 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, GA 30506.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 17, 2014

William H. Pitts
Died April 8, 2014
William H. Pitts, 88, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from complications from a recent illness. It was a battle well fought with bravery and honor, which is indicative of the way he lived his life.
Born in Beulah, he moved with his family shortly after his birth and spent all but the last 15 years in his hometown of Lithia Springs. Bill served in the United States Navy for three years during World War II. Upon discharge, he began his 38-1/2 year career with the Gulf Oil Corporation. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather whose devotion showed in everything he did.
Bill was a man of strong, quiet faith and was a member of the Lithia Springs United Methodist Church throughout his lifetime.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Ella Mae Johnson Pitts; daughter, Melanie Ann Pitts Hollis and her husband, Steve. Bill was the proud grandfather of three grandsons, Garrett, Jacob and Ethan Hollis. Other surviving family members are nephews, Emory Pitts (Mary), Tommy Pitts (Judy); nieces, Shirley Austin Kidd (Larry), Gayle Love and Louann Brush; great-nephews, Mike Pitts (Penny), Dan Pitts, Brian Austin (Julie), Michael Austin (Melinda), Alex Lewis (Rebecca) and great-nieces, Rhonda Austin Chewning, Madison Brush, Ashley Love and Alyson Love; brother-in-law, James L. Fowler; and other beloved extended family members.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 11.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Lithia Springs United Methodist Church with viewing beginning at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Austell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, ATTN: Mrs. Kay Comacho, 795 Gatewood Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 or to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundations, 1577 NE Expressway, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30349.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, April 17, 2014

Michelle Pearcy Turner
Died April 10, 2014
Michelle Pearcy Turner, 52, of Dacula, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Peachtree Christian Hospice, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. Pastor Robert Mitchell will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 13.
Born Oct. 21, 1961, in New London, Conn., she was a daughter of to Larry and Shirley Anne Pearcy. She attended Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville and was an employee with Atlanta Equipment Company.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Turner of Dacula; sons, Justin Langley of Grayson and Bradlee Langley and Adam Langley, both of Dacula; stepdaughter and husband, Lauren and Adam Langley of Dacula; grandchildren, McKenzie Langley and Brayden Langley; parents, Larry and Shirley Pearcy of Braselton; brother and sister-in-law, Ryan and Dawn Pearcy of Lawrenceville; sister, Stephanie Pearcy of Winder; and maternal grandmother, Erlene Jones of Venice, Fla.
Memorial donations may be made to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 17, 2014

Les Konig
Died April 4, 2014
Les Konig, 55 of Social Circle, died Friday, April 4, 2014.
A native of Tampa, Fla., he was preceded by his wife, Louise Knight Konig; father, Thomas L. Konig; and brother, Tommy Konig. He was a machinist at Versatile Mold and Design of Rutledge.
Survivors include his children, Lauren (Joshua) Phillips of Kingsport, Tenn., Amber (Jonathon), Jeremy Konig and Holly Kelley, all of Social Circle; 10 grandchildren; mother, Helen Whatley of Cleveland, Tenn.; and sister, Karen (Mike) Gordon of Murphy, N.C.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, April 7.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, April 10, 2014

Joe Satterfield
Died April 5, 2014
Joseph Larry “Joe” Satterfield, 54, of Gillsville, died Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Born in Gainesville, he was a son of Ann Mincey Satterfield of Gainesville and the late James Satterfield. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Homer, where he served as choir director. He was a 1977 graduate of Johnson High School, a 36-year employee of Baldor/Reliance Electric of Flowery Branch and was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dennis and Ruth Edwards.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Melinda Edwards Satterfield; son, Dennis Brantley Prickett of Gillsville; daughters, Brittany Ruthann Satterfield, Breelee Lynn Satterfield, all of Gillsville. Brother and sister-in-law, Jackie and Debra Howington of Gainesville; sister-in- law and brother-in-law, Sheila and Thomas Caudell of Commerce; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Matthew and Pam Edwards of Commerce and Phillip and Nan Edwards of Jefferson; special friend, Frances Vandiver of Jefferson; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Segars, the Rev. Robbie Ledford and the Rev. Jason Arrowood officiating. The burial will follow in the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery with Blake McDaniel, Ben Ramsey, Will Ramsey, Keith Roberts, Kevin Brown and Lee Davis honored as pallbearers. The visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, April 7, and from 1-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the Temple Baptist Church Building Fund, 310 Temple Road, Homer, GA 30547.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, April 10, 2014

Edward Eugene Mann
Died April 5, 2014
Edward Eugene Mann, 49, of Statham, died Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, April 10, 2014

Ruth Blauss Shymkiw
Died April 4, 2014
Ruth Blauss Shymkiw, 82, of Suwanee, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at Peachtree Christian Hospice, following an extended illness.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Camp Memorial Park in Fayetteville.

Born Sept. 9, 1931, in Stuttgart, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Rosa Blauss. She had worked at TDK Inc., as a circuit board operator and was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include her sons, Andrew Shymkiw of Suwannee and Bill Shymkiw of Auburn, New York.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 10, 2014

Larry James Cain
Died April 3, 2014
Larry James Cain, 69, of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Mr. Cain worked for Coca-Cola in Lawrenceville for many years and was a member of Woods Grove Baptist Church. He was a loving father, grandfather and brother.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Woods Grove Baptist Church with interment following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Chris Gaddis will officiate. The body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. prior to Sunday’s service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Faye (Clack) Cain; his parents, Dock and Susie Spriggs Cain; grandchildren, Christopher Kiley and Caitlin Spencer; and several brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Judy Cain of Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Trent Sanders of Gainesville, Jennifer and Trey McPherson of Woodstock and Elena and Fernando del Aguila of Athens; grandchildren, Dan Kiley, Jennifer Lavalle, Rebecca Freeman, Brittany Atkinson, Jared Atkinson, Victoria Atkinson and Joseph Farmer; brother, Ray Cain of Dacula; sister, Jeanette Black of Chamblee; seven great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 10, 2014

Ella Janet Chapman
Died April 3, 2014
Ella Janet Chapman, 69, of Gainesville, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Sylvester. The Rev. Wallace Willis will officiate. Local services will be held at a later date.

Born Dec. 27, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Buford Sander and Anne Inez Wilder of Waynesboro. She was the director of human resources for Habersham Medical Center and attended Lakewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Woody Chapman of Gainesville; daughter, Amanda Chapman of Athens; sister, Nancy Hill of Waynesboro; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia, 2150 Limestone Pkwy, Gainesville, GA 30501 (770-219-8888).

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 10, 2014

Gene Turk
Died April 3, 2014
Rev. Gene Turk, 79, of Winder, died Thursday, April 3, 2014.
A native of Flowery Branch, he was a son of the late Joe L. and Ethel Crane Turk. He was also preceded by a son, Danny Turk. The Rev. Turk had served as pastor at Oak Grove Baptist Church of Jefferson, Tabernacle Baptist Church of Hartwell, Open Door Baptist Church of Flowery Branch, Freedom Baptist Church of Hartwell and Antioch Baptist Church of Bowman. He was a retiree of Amerigas.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Kiley Turk; son, Rickie (Sherrie) Turk of Winder; daughter, Deborah (Michael) Brewer of Warner Robins; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Gladys (M. T.) Lyles of Oakwood; and brothers, Thurmon (Nell) Turk of Buford and Rayburn (Janet) Turk of Homer.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Cole and the Rev. Barney Gerrin officiating. Interment will be in White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. The Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, April 4.

Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, April 10, 2014

Victor Louis Quiles
Died March 29, 2014
Victor Louis Quiles, 72, of Winder, died Saturday, March 29, 2014.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home. The Rev. JoAnna Pence will be officiating.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, April 10, 2014

Shawn Ripko Hydrick
Died April 1, 2014
On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Shawn Ripko Hydrick passed away. Born Aug. 18, 1962, she was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Robert Anthony Chauppette and Sharon Ann Amelia Cureau, and was raised by her wonderful Grandma Cureau. Shawn married Charles Ripko in 1986; he passed away in 1999. She then married Bryan Hydrick in 2008 and has been a local of Flowery Branch since December of 1998. In her passing, we said goodbye to a mother, a wife, a sister, a cousin and a devoted friend. We know that Shawn knew the Lord personally and is now with Jesus, and we take comfort in that.

Survivors include her husband, Bryan Hydrick; daughter, Rachel Block; son-in-law, Daniel Block; brother, Dennis Farmer; cousin, Alexis Smollok; aunt, Delmere Cureau; and the Mauro family, especially Brianna Mauro.
Shawn was an incredible woman, who loved to give to complete strangers and loved to serve her family and friends whenever possible. She had a love of gardening, her puppy File, Cajun food, music, and absolutely loved children. She served at Christ Lutheran Church as a nursery director and spent many years pouring God’s truth into the lives of so many children. Shawn was quick to tell a joke and quick to yell “Who Dat” at any Falcons fan. It is hard to lose her and we will miss her, but she would tell you as quick as anyone that we will see her again, sooner than we think.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church in Oakwood. The Rev. Andy Seibert will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 4.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 10, 2014

Bobbye Jean Dodds
Died March 29, 2014
Mrs. Bobbye Jean Dodds, 74, of Jefferson, died Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Born in Coffeeville, Miss., she was a daughter of the late James and Louise Keyhole Pittman. Mrs. Dodds retired from Standard Coosa now Buhler Quality Yarns in Jefferson after several years of service.
Survivors include her husband, Derald Dodds of Arcade; daughter, Sandra Garrison, Oklahoma City, Okla.; son, Stan Branson of Utah; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, April 3, 2014

Rodger Lee Bucy
Died March 26, 2014
Rodger Lee Bucy, 89, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at his residence surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Fenlon will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 28.

Born July 28, 1924, in Puryear, Tenn., he was a son of the late Willie Brooks and Irma Bell Bucy He was a member of American Legion Post 7 in Gainesville and retired from the truck refrigeration business. Like so many of the Greatest Generation, he was proud of his service in the United States Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient for wounds received in France on Jan. 4, 1945.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Betty Hames Bucy; son, David Bucy of Gainesville; daughter, Angela Chandler of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, William D. and Lucy Bucy of Puryear, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and extended family, Angie Wood, Taylor Wood and Erin and Clark Williams.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Honor Flight, P.O. Box 81122, Conyers, GA 30013, www.honorflightconyers.com.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 3, 2014

Marcilee Maughan Clements
Died March 27, 2014
Marcilee Maughan Clements, 61, of Gainesville, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at her residence.
Born Nov. 15, 1952, in Logan, Utah, she was a daughter of the late Clarke and Ruth Maughan. She was the owner and president of Pro Contractor Supply Inc. Marci Clements was a one of a kind spirit that loved her family and friends very much. She was avid about the outdoors, especially boating on Lake Lanier, golfing, water and snow skiing, traveling the Utah mountains and watching her Atlanta Braves. She also enjoyed “Happy Hour” with all her close friends.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Clements; sons, Colby Clements and Travis Clements, both of Gainesville; brothers, Allan Maughan of St. George, Utah, and Brian Maughan and Glade Smith, both of Wellsville, Utah; sisters, Marilyn Smith, Phoenix, Ariz., Michelle Lyle of Wellsville, Utah and Janice Reese of Benson, Utah; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will take place at a later date on Lake Lanier.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 3, 2014

Alma B. Donald
Died March 23, 2014
Alma B. Donald, 93, of Winder, died Sunday, March 23, 2014.
She was a member of Bethlehem First Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Alma Carol Stripling Beasley; husband, John Wesley Donald; and sister, Katherine Rogers.
Survivors include her sons, Thomas Wayne Bishop of Las Vegas, Johnny Donald Jr., of Winder and Terry Donald (Mickey) of Bethlehem; sister, Betty Douglas of Dallas; grandchildren, Todd Simonton and Tracy Hughes; and great-grandchildren, Timothy Simonton, Randall Forehand, Jeremy Ramsey, Hunter Ramsey and Mason Simonton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Parker Benson officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, April 3, 2014
Ronald Washington Ellington Jr.
Died March 23, 2014
Ronald Washington Ellington Jr., 49, of Winder, died Sunday, March 23, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Washington Ellington Sr.; grandparents, Lucius “Luke” and Elmer Abner; aunts and uncles, Lura Lee Abner Cronic and Harry N. Cronic Sr., Billy Abner and Phar and Mary Lawson Abner; and cousin, Brian D. Abner.
Survivors include his parents, Barbara Abner Ellington Bowen and Richard Bowen of Winder; sister, Marsha Ellington Bryant of Winder; aunts and uncles, Flora Abner Shedd and Billy Shedd, David and Barbara Ellington and Anne and Herman Mote; and numerous cousins.
The family will have a private service at a later date.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, April 3, 2014

Mildred Brown Gathright
Died March 27, 2014
Mildred Brown Gathright, 77, of Jefferson, died Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Born in Jefferson, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Foster and Jessie Mae Hardman Brown. She retired from Wayne Farms with more than 30 years of service and was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Gathright Jr.; sisters, Addie Bell Jackson, Virginia Daniels, Willie Mae Rucker and Mittie Ree Brown; and brother, John Brown.
Survivors include her son, Douglas Gathright of Jefferson; nephew, Tim Norwood of Hoschton; sisters, Florine Griffeth of Jefferson and Bessie T. McIntosh of Gainesville; brother, James Franklin Brown of Gainesville; goddaughter Daphne Watson of Jefferson; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and close friend, Mary Hunter of Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Jones Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Patman and the Rev. Theodore Braswell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 27, and the body will lie in state in the church from 1-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jones Chapel Baptist Church.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, April 3, 2014

Kenneth Jay Urich
Died March 28, 2014
Kenneth Jay Urich, 86, of Hoschton, died Friday, March 28, 2014.
Survivors include his wife, Yong Ki Urich; sons, Todd Urich of Florida, Yong Woo Kim and wife Sam of Norcross and Gregory Kim and wife Sugie of Suwanee; daughters, Linda Oh and husband Seong of Duluth, Carol Park of Texas and Joyce Armstrong and husband Chris of Texas; sister, Patty Ann of Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home in Hoschton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services and one after services.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, April 3, 2014

p>Dorothy Cakora
Died March 22, 2014
Mrs. Dorothy Cakora, 95, of Gainesville, formerly of Winder, died Saturday, March 22, 2014.
A native of Chicago, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Frances Harder Schultz. She was the widow of Charles Cakora and a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. Mrs. Cakora was also preceded by a daughter, Jennifer Cakora, on Aug. 28, 2011.
Survivors include her children, Ronald Cakora of Tennessee, Karen Kilgore of Fort Walton
Beach, Fla., Larry Cakora of Stone Mountain and Dorena Lemus of Buford; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in the chapel
of Carter Funeral Home with Deacon Rich Mickle officiating. The family will receive
friends at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill
Cemetery in Tampa, Fla.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 27, 2014

Ronnie Montgomery
Died March 22, 2014
Ronnie Montgomery, 59, of Winder, died Saturday, March 22, 2013 at his residence.
He was a son of the late George Thomas “Bill” and Christine Mae Littleton Montgomery and was a truck driver with R&D Trucking. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Sue Dunahoo.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Montgomery; children, Christy Duriez of Flowery Branch, Misty Withers of Cleveland and Julie West of Winder; seven grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; brother, Jerry (Cathy) Montgomery of Winder; nephew, Mark (Dawn) Dunahoo of Winder; and half-brothers, Mike Montgomery and Tim Montgomery, both of Winder.
A graveside service with military honors was held Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Reggie McDaniel officiating.
Carter Funeral Home of Winder
The Paper, March 27, 2014

James Perkins
Died March 23, 2014
James Perkins, 80, of Winder, died Sunday, March 23, 2014.
A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, he was the son of the late Ralph and Edna Henry Perkins, and was preceded by his brother, Billy Perkins. Mr. Perkins was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Statham and was a retired truck driver with Davis Transfer.
Survivors include his wife, Eudene Rowden Perkins; son, Jason (Sonya) Perkins of Monroe; grandchildren, Jake Perkins and Chloe Perkins; and sisters, Rachel Austin and Mary Ann Hayes, both of Winder.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Dr. Ronnie Healan officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 27, 2014

Thomas Alexander Woodroffe
Died March 23, 2014
Thomas Alexander Woodroffe, 86, of Flowery Branch, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. Pastor A.B. Stewart will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2.

Born Feb. 5, 1928 in Guyana, South America, he was a retired security guard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Berta Woodroffe.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Garfield and Karen Woodroffe of Flowery Branch, Edgar and Olive Woodroffe of Norcross, Seymour and Rhonda Woodroffe of Queens, N.Y., and Leslie and Michelle Straker of Guyana; daughters, Carol Richardson and Larissa Rose, both of Queens, New York; and 17 grandchildren.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, April 3, 2014

Roy Walter Mickler
Died March 20, 2014
Roy Walter Mickler, 86, of Hoschton, died Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Born in Mobile, Ala., he was a son of the late Leon Walter Mickler and the late Mary Ann Bates Mickler. He was a mechanical engineer and was a member of the Living Word Worship Center. Mr. Mickler was a veteran of the U.S. Army, First Lieutenant, serving in the Korean War. He was awarded a Bronze Star.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Mickler; sons, Steve Mickler of Snellville and David Mickler of Clarkesville; grandson, Evan Mickler;, sister, Nellie Boyer of Mobile, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Living Word Worship Center, located at 267 Mahaffey St., in Jefferson, with the Rev. Mark Mobley officiating. The burial will follow on a later date in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials made to the American Cancer Society,1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, March 27, 2014

Louis Frank Remion
Died March 21, 2014
Louis Frank Remion, 88, of Commerce, died Friday, March 21, 2014.
Born in Savannah, he was a son of the late Louis Francis Remion Sr., and the late Addie Bostick Remion. He was retired from the CSX Railroad with 43 years of service. Mr. Remion was a member of the Apple Valley Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Danny Remion.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Shirley Remion; sons, Steve Remion of Bogart and Frankie Mason of Watkinsville; grandson, David Remion; and great-grandson, Daniel Jacob Remion.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at graveside in the Apple Valley Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Clarence Cannon officiating. The visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, March 27, 2014

Rita Compton Lawson
Died March 19, 2014
Rita Compton Lawson, 79, of Flowery Branch, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Willowwood Nursing Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South with interment following at Mount Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Wade and the Rev. Clyde Self will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 21.

Born Aug. 24, 1934, in Atlanta, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy Mae Compton. She was a member of Mount Salem Baptist Church and the owner of Spout Springs Superette. Mrs. Lawson was a 14-year cancer survivor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Pete; and brother, Joe Compton.

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Steve and Gelene Lawson and Shelton Lawson, all of Flowery Branch; grandchildren, Ivan Lawson and Bridget Lawson; brother and sister-in-law, George and Brenda Compton of Flowery Branch; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Calvin Martin of Clermont, Margaret and Jerry Smith of Flowery Branch and Vivian and James Gravitt of Flowery Branch; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Salem Baptist Church, 6148 Mount Salem Circle, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, March 27, 2014

Martha Lou Sells
Died March 18, 2014
Martha Lou Sells, 86, of Winder, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
She was a member of Winder First Baptist Church. She was a co-owner of H’s Soda Grill for 38 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Nannie Carlisle, and her husband, Henry Thomas Sells.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Cathy Sells of Winder; grandchildren, Clint Sells (Jenna) and Sheaven E. Waterer (Matthew); great-grandchild, Davis Sells; and great-grandson coming soon, Samuel Price Waterer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. ion Friday, March 21, 2014, at Winder First Baptist Church with Dr. John Talley officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Winder First Baptist Church building fund.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 27, 2014

Mitchell Wheeler
Died March 18, 2014
Mitchell Wheeler, 67, of Winder, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Everett Wheeler; and mother and stepfather, Runette and Billy Perkins. He was a retiree of Johns-Manville where he served as an industrial electrician.
Survivors his sons, Chris (Denise) Wheeler of Cumming and Scott
(Angie) Wheeler of Westminster, S.C.; grandchildren, Cayla,
Gunner and Raine Wheeler; sister, Debra Sue (Jack) Belsom of Dacula; and brother, David Ralph (Betty) Perkins of Winder.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Ollie V. Hayes officiating.
Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 20.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 27, 2014

Adan Luna Lasala
Died March 16, 2014
Mr. Adan Luna Lasala, 71, of Winder, died Sunday, March 16, 2014.
A native of the Phillipines, he was the son of the late Pedro Balane and Edwarda Luna Lasala. Mr. Lasala was a member of Whistleville Christian Church and was employed by the Gwinnett County Board of Education.
Survivors include his wife, Felicidad Lasala of Winder; children, Naomi Lasala (Benny) Gray of Winder and Ezekiel Lasala of Atlanta; grandchildren, Katie Gray and P. J. Gray; and sister, Mila Binstock of Lawrenceville.
The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Fumea Jr., officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, and from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 20, 2014

Clara Hogan Puckett
Died March 16, 2014
Clara Hogan Puckett, 93, of Dacula, formerly of Winder, died Sunday, March 16, 2014 at her residence. A native of Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Isom F. and Molly Moseley Hogan. She was the widow of Simon G. Puckett. Mrs. Puckett was a member of the Winder First Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors are her children, Milly (Phillip) Hammett of Dacula, Calvin (Gena) Puckett of Winston-Salem, N.C.; grandchildren, Amanda Hammett, Natalie and Daryl Stewart, Jay and Emily Puckett; great-grandchildren, Dakota, Zachary, Max and Allie; and sister, Edna Freeman of Winder.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Dr. John Talley officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 20, 2014

Larry L. Rouse
Died March 13, 2014
Larry L. Rouse, 70, of Braselton, died Thursday, March 13, 2014.
Larry loved his family and his church. He was a member and was an active deacon of Northeast Church and was a member of the men’s Bible study class. He loved NASCAR racing. He was preceded in death by his son, Troy Lee Rouse, and his first wife, Betty Clark Rouse. Funeral
Survivors include his wife, Judy E. Rouse; son, Matthew W. Rouse and his wife Joanna of Braselton; daughters, Tabatha Rouse Frazier and husband Jonathan of Braselton, Mindy Allen and husband Keith of Braselton and Tiffany Jones and husband Brad of Jefferson; sister, Tabitha Evans of Hoschton; grandchildren, Andy Rouse and wife Melissa, Joshua Burgess, David Frazier, Brady Rouse, Amber Rouse, Brooke Rouse, Kody Love, Lucas Allen, Brooks Allen, Chris Jones and Nick Jones; and special friends, John and Linda Hartman and Jerry and Martha Garmon.
Services were held Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Northeast Church with the Rev. Russell Harbin, the Rev. Ricky Thrasher and the Rev. Tim Strickland officiating. All his grandsons served as pallbearers. Interment was in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, March 20, 2014

Maggie Ruth Miller Cronic
Died March 14, 2014
Mrs. Maggie Ruth Miller Cronic, 94, of Bethlehem, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at her residence.
A lifelong resident of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Sanford and Maggie Sharpton Miller. Mrs. Cronic was a member of Carter Hill Christian Church and, prior to retirement, assisted her late husband, Paul Eugene Cronic, with farming.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Carter Hill Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 15.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 20, 2014

Wonda Faye Day
Died March 11, 2014
Wonda Faye Day, 57, of Winder, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Wilma Gilreath Day.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Rogers of Winder; father, Jack Day of Winder; daughters, Christy Day of Winder and Amanda Rogers of Valdosta; brother, Joe Day of Winder; sisters, Gail Wiley of Statham and Jackie Roberts of Auburn; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Chaplain Donice Franklin officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 20, 2014

Imogene C. Garrett
Died March 13, 2014
Mrs. Imogene C. Garrett, 76, of Winder, died Thursday, March 13, 2014.
A native of Barrow County, she was the daughter of the late D. J. and Girlie Griffith Crowe. She was preceded by her husband, Ralph Garrett; son, David Johnson; and stepfather, Steed Watkins. Mrs. Garrett was a housewife.
Survivors include her son, Danny Johnson of Cleveland; stepchildren, Denise Hardy of Duluth, Marilyn Crane and Manuel Arrowood, all of Hiawassee; brother and sister-in-law, Bo and Judy Crowe of Winder; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 15.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 20, 2014

p>Mary Lucille Maddox
Died March 12, 2014
Mary Lucille Maddox, 86, of Winder, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
Born in Dolomite, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Grady Britton Crane and the late Dora Elizabeth Frix Crane. Mrs. Maddox was a member of Bethabra Baptist Church and then Maranatha Baptist Church in Jefferson. She was retired from Barrow Manufacturing, where she was a seamstress. Her husband, the Rev. Sam Maddox, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Doyle Albea of Winder; sister, Geraldine Barrett of Monroe; brother, L.C. Crane of Laurens, S.C.; grandchildren, Andy (Christina) Albea of Braselton and Michael (Michelle) Albea of Winder; and great-grandchildren, Macon, Alex, Chloe, Carson, Jami and Ava.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Galilee Christian Church with the Rev. Don Pennington officiating. The visitation will be at the church from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter, Inc., 1850 Lake Park Drive, Suite 101, Smyrna, GA 30080.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, March 20, 2014

Debbie Mathis
Died March 12, 2014
Debbie Mathis, age 51, of Winder, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
A native of Royston, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mildred Hunt Bullock. She was preceded by her twin brother, Ronald J. Bullock.
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Mathis Sr., of Winder; children, Ronnie (Amy) Mathis Jr., of Colbert, Tiffany Mathis of Winder, Ronald Joe Mathis of Gainesville and Crystal Mathis of Winder; siblings, Diane (Lee) Hunter of Bogart, Judy (Jimmy) Goodman of Vienna, Janice (Joe) Merk and Larry Samuel (Carol) Bullock, all of Gainesville, and Roger (Bonnie) Bullock and James (Debbie) Bullock, all of Colbert; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. in Saturday, March 15, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Hunter officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. The family requests that flowers please be omitted and memorials made to your charity of choice in memory of Mrs. Mathis.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 20, 2014

Steve G. Reynolds
Died March 13, 2014
Steve G. Reynolds, 64, of Jefferson, died Thursday, March 13, 2014.
A decorated and dedicated law enforcement officer in Barrow, Walton and Jackson counties, he earned many services awards and letters of recommendation. He was proud to serve his country. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Frances Cheek Reynolds; and daughter, Whitney Lynn Reynolds.
Survivors include his daughters, Amy Thrower of Bethlehem and Julie Williams of Loganville; two sisters; four grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Dr. Tracy Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Barrow Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116 (800-342-2838). The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 15.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 20, 2014

Katherine Whiddon
Died March 12, 2014
Mrs. Katherine Whiddon, 99, of Winder, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her residence.
Born in Cassville, she was a daughter of the late Walter Franklin and Lucy Mae Jenkins Moore. She was the Valedictorian of her class at Cassville High School. Her husband, Mr. Howell Whiddon, preceded her in death on April 24, 2005. Mrs. Whiddon had resided in Winder most of her life and was a member of Winder First United Methodist Church.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Tippens officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Whiddon of Winder, Frank and Melinda Whiddon of Hoschton and Gary and Tracy Whiddon of Winder; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 20, 2014
p>p>William Roger Wilson
Died March 12, 2014
William Roger Wilson, 78, of Pendergrass, died Wednesday, March 12, 2015.
Born in Braselton, he was a son of the late John D Wilson and the late Edith Roberts Wilson. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Northeast Church. He loved the outdoors and was a true friend of nature, feeding birds, fish and other wildlife in his yard where he enjoyed cutting grass and maintaining the area around his home. Mr. Wilson was a retired salesman with Atlanta Dairies after 38 years of service. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Elizabeth Waters Wilson.
Survivors include his daughters, Susan Wilson McCraw and her husband Craig, Sandra Wilson Dickerson and her husband Eric and Angela Wilson Salter, all of Pendergrass; grandsons and wives, Jimmy and Mallory Salter and Luke and Rebecca Salter; five great-grandchildren, Reese, West, Molly, Julian and Madeline; and brothers, Dalton Wilson of Jacksonville, Fla., and James Wilson of Evans.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Russ Harbin officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with the deacons of Northeast Church honored as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, March 14.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, March 20, 2014

p>Ella Bennett Banks
Died March 6, 2014
Ella Bennett Banks, 85, of Winder, died Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Mrs. Banks graduated from Crawford Long Nursing School in 1950 and lived in College Park from 1956 to 1995. She was a member of New Pentecost United Methodist Church in Winder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell J. Banks.

Survivors include her sons, Timothy Banks and Jeffrey Banks, both of Winder; brother, J.O. Bennett and wife Linda of Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Michael McLemore will be officiating. Interment will be held at New Pentecost United Methodist Church, located at 385 Pleasant Hill Church Road NE in Winder.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, March 13, 2014

Ralph Douglas Giles
Died March 10, 2014
Ralph Douglas Giles, 82, of Flowery Branch, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born Sept. 14, 1931, in Rock Hill, S.C., he was a son of the late Barney and Lula Giles. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was a federal auditor with the United States Government. Mr. Giles was also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Coleman Giles; and son, Ralph Douglas Giles II.

Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Lisbeth and David Gaddy of Gainesville and Sharon Giles of West Columbia, S.C.; grandchildren, Carrie Gaddy and Benjamin Gaddy; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Virgil Reynolds of Rock Hill, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE #M20, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-974-9234, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, March 13, 2014

Cheryl Sheppard Kniffen
Died March 7, 2014
Cheryl Sheppard Kniffen passed away surrounded by her loved ones at home on Friday, March 7, 2014. Her death was the result of a 14-year battle with breast cancer. She was 53.

Cheryl was born on May 27, 1960, in LaGrange, to Grover and Edith Sheppard. She was the youngest of nine siblings and is survived by six sisters and one brother, all of whom are married with children.

Survivors include her loving husband of 29 years, Daniel Clinton Kniffen, and their two children, Matthew Clinton Kniffen and Michelle Elizabeth Kniffen, seven siblings, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Wayne, brother-in-law Lane Scarboro, and father-in-law Harvard Kniffen.
agnosis. She was also heavily involved in the organization Eternal Hope for Haiti, which provides food and shelter for orphans in Haiti as wel

Cheryl graduated top of class from Troup County High School in 1978 and attended Young Harris College and Mercer University graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business. She then graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law summa cum laude. While attending, Cheryl was managing editor of the Mercer Law Review.

Cheryl clerked for the Honorable William Clarke O’Kelley, United States District Court Judge, for two years, and late for the Georgia Court of Appeals. She was also the director of the preschool at Winder First Methodist Church. After taking time off of working to raise her two children, Cheryl taught fourth grade in the Jackson County School System. Later, Cheryl worked for Thompson Slagle and Hannon in Johns Creek, where she handled complex construction litigation.

Cheryl was an avid philanthropist, always putting others before herself. She regularly contributed to and participated in Relay For Life events in the Atlanta area. Cheryl inspired many other women with cancer with her bravery and determination to live a full and happy life in spite of her dil as medical attention for the area’s population. She contributed and sponsored the charity Street Grace, which endeavors to fight and stop child sex slave trafficking internationally.

Cheryl loved her family above all. She shared a special bond with her sisters and brothers and loved her numerous nieces and nephews like they were her own children. Cheryl had a special love for children which led her to many of her career and philanthropic endeavors. She enjoyed traveling with her friends and family to experience new places and cultures, traveling to places such as Peru, Germany, Haiti and all over the United States. She had a love of knowledge and loved to read. She was an active person, enjoying activities such as tennis, hiking, boating and running as a way to enjoy nature and stay in shape.

Cheryl was a devout Christian for all of her life, loving others as she loved God, and was an active member of The Vine United Methodist Church in Braselton. Her faith in God and application of that faith led Cheryl to serve others with a steadfast smile and unwavering determination. She was kind, joyous, empathetic, loving and jovial with everyone she met. She could light up a room with her smile and her laughter was infectious. She will be missed and loved by all she came to know and love.

Cheryl’s memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Hebron Baptist Church Chapel in Dacula. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Cheryl’s honor to Barrow County Relay For Life to combat breast cancer, or Eternal Hope in Haiti (www.eternalhopeinhaiti.org)

Cheryl Sheppard Kniffen was and continues to be a guiding light to those who have lost hope in the face of terrible circumstances. Her life and achievements stand testament that with enough perseverance, unwavering faith and love for others, anything is possible.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, March 13, 2014
Phillip Wayne McCullough
Died March 5, 2014

Phillip Wayne McCullough, 61, of Hoschton, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Funeral services with full military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014, at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.
The family will receive friends at Lawson Funeral Home from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, March 13, 2014

Agnes Simmons Morton
Died March 8, 2014
Mrs. Agnes Simmons Morton, 100, of Talmo, died Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Born in Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Tanner Simmons and the late Grace Blackstock Simmons. Mrs. Morton was a homemaker and member of the Talmo Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sam M. Morto,n and her son, Sam Henry Morton.

Survivors include her cousins and a special friend, Caroldene McEver of Talmo.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014, at Talmo Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Spence officiating. Burial will follow in the Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery. The visitation will be held at the church from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Talmo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 96, Talmo, GA 30575.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, March 13, 2014

Bobby Smith
Died March 8, 2014
Bobby Smith, 53, of Winder, died Saturday, March 8, 2014.

Survivors include his sons, Jimmy Lee Smith and Robert M. Smith, both of Winder; parents, Earl and Annie Mae Smith of Commerce; brother and sister-in-law, Steve Kenneth Smith and Terri Scott of Winder; sister, Pam Smith of Stockbridge; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home. The Rev. Royalton Garmon will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 13, 2014

Roger Anthony Williams
Died March 7, 2014.
Roger Anthony Williams, 60, of Flowery Branch, died Friday, March 7, 2014.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Paul Wade officiating.

Mr. Williams was born in Buford on Dec. 1, 1953, to the late William Virgil and Eleanor Williams. He was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church. He was a CPA at Charles L. Lewis.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Williams; sons, Nick Williams and Jake Williams, both of Flowery Branch; brother, Kenny Williams of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Jane Williams of Flowery Branch; sisters and brother-in-law, Theresa Peck of Oakwood and Wilma and Hannie Conner of Flowery Branch; and a niece and eight nephews.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, March 13, 2014

John Wayne Allen
Died Feb. 28, 2014
John Wayne Allen, 67, of Sparta, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
John loved God and his family. He owned a company that consisted of heavy equipment. His hobbies were fishing, being outdoors and flowers.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Linda; sons, Jeffery Wayne Allen and Amy of Winder and Jonathan Wayne Allen and wife Beth of Braselton; daughters, Gail Miracle and husband Artie of Tennesse, Rhonda Nell Barrett and husband Randy of Winder, Cindy Murry of Texas and Tonya McCabe and husband Shawn of Hoschton; brother, Tony Allen and wife Sheila of Statham; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alan McCoy officiating. Interment will be held at Antioch Baptist Church, located on Highway 124 in Buford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 7.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, March 13, 2014

Burl B. Bowles Jr.
Died March 4, 2014
Burl B. Bowles Jr., 76, of Winder, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
He was a member of Winder First Baptist Church where he was a member of the Young at Heart Sunday school class. He retired as superintendent with J&M Mechanical commercial heating and air company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burl Belvin Bowles Sr., and Ola May Robinson Bowles; and a brother, Danial Bowles.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sonjie Waller Bowles; sons, Burl B. “Ven” Bowles (Christina) of Flowery Branch, Charles H. Bowles of Jefferson and Carey Franklin Bowles of Watkinsville; brothers, Bennie Bowles of Newman and Clinton Bowles of North Port, Va.; sister, Deloris Walden of Richmond, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Winder First Baptist Church with the Rev. Irby Stanley officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 p.m. until the service hour.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 13, 2014

George Austin Gresham Jr.
Died March 2, 2014
George Austin Gresham Jr., 67, of Winder, died Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, March 13, 2014

Rodney Melvin Holcomb
Died March 5, 2014
Rodney Melvin Holcomb, 75, of Statham, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
A son of the late Claude Fletcher and Bertha Cater Holcomb, he was self-employed with M&D Classic City Painting. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Doris Jesup.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Billie Jean “Jane” Allen Holcomb; son, Michael (Mary Ann) Holcomb; daughter, Debbie (Jimmy) Cain; brother, Jimmy Holcomb; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Leon Pass officiating. Interment will follow in the Statham Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 7.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 13, 2014

Paul T. Wischmann Sr.
March 6, 2014
Paul T. Wischmann Sr.,74, of Braselton, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Athens, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with the Rev. Darin Vogt officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8.
Born Jan. 11, 1940, in Oakdale, Penn., he was a son of the late Herman and Mable Wischmann. He was of the Presbyterian faith. He was retired from Checker Cab, where he had been a mechanic. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lois Jean Wischmann.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Lori Wischmann Jr., of Corapolis, Penn., Edward and Darlene Wischmann of Flowery Branch and Tracy Wischmann of Douglasville; daughters and son-in-law, Kelly and Steven Collins of Braselton and Marian Sanders of Jefferson; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and extended family in Pennsylvania.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, March 13, 2014

Ella Pearl Bradley
March 1, 2014
Ella Pearl Bradley, 80, wife of Jackie Bradley, formerly of Looneyville and Spencer, W. Va., died peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in her home in Bethlehem.
Born Aug. 10, 1933, in Linden, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Opie and Elizabeth Dye. She graduated from Spencer High School and was part of the marching band under “Doc Brown.” She was an active member of Linden Chapter of Eastern Star for more than 50 years. Leader of the Linden Happy Worker 4-H’er Club and parent volunteer for the Clover elementary 4-H Club. She was co-owner of Bradley’s Store in Looneyville. A loving wife, mother of five, grandmother to six, great-grandmother to seven and loved by many more. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Creed Dye and Peggy Dye Stephens; and son, David Bradley.
Survivors also include her husband of 63 years, Jack Bradley; sister, Lula Belle and her husband Patrick Lowe; children, Margaret Ann Crowe and husband, Lindsey Crowe, Wayne Bradley and wife, Karen Funk Bradley, Melissa Hamlett and husband Bradford Hamlett, and Myron Todd Bradley and wife Linda Grace Bradley.
A small service at the home was held Sunday, March 2, 2014, and a service will also be held in Roane County. Her remains will be interred in Epling Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Looneville. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations sent to Roane County 4-H in her memory.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 6, 2014

Archie Thomas Mulkey
Died March 2, 2014
Archie Thomas Mulkey, 95, of Jefferson, died Sunday, March 2, 2014.
A retired brick mason, he was a member of the White Plains Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lurlene Johnson Mulkey, two brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Copeland Whatley Mulkey; stepchildren, Michael Whatley of Jefferson, Mary Whatley Maddox Couch of Hiawassee and Brenda Whatley Coile of Homer; sister-in-law, Evelyn Clelland Mulkey of Conyers; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Easterwood, Missionary Bob Johnson and the Rev. Carey Pittman officiating. The burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker with grandsons honored as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5.
In lieu of flowers, make memorials to the The Gideons International , P.O. Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, March 6, 2014

Charles Stinchcomb
Died Feb. 28, 2014
Charles Stinchcomb, 60, of Jefferson, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
Survivors include his brother, Bud Stinchcomb and wife Barbara of Hoschton; sisters, Johnnie Cole and Richard of Auburn, Martha Bartlett and husband Wallace of Braselton, Sybil Clark of Jefferson, Jackie Sims and husband Phil of Winder and Cathy Greeson of Statham; sister-in-law, Wanda Stinchcomb of Braselton.
He is preceded in death by his brother, R.B. Stinchcomb, and brother-in-law, Billy Clark.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Holmes officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hoschton Church of God of Prophecy, 8187 Pendergrass Road, Hoschton, GA, 30548.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, March 6, 2014

George W. Kellar
Died March 1, 2014
George W. Kellar, 86, of Oakwood, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living, following an extended illness.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Memorial Park South Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Carter officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4

Born in Etowah, Tenn., on Oct. 20, 1927, he was a son of the late John C. and Minnie Kellar. He was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church. He had served in the U.S. Army and was owner of Kellar Bonded Warehouse. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Ernest Kellar and Fred Kellar; and sister, Bonnie Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Mazola Kellar; son, Walter Kellar; stepdaughter and husband, Trish and Mike Zeigler of Flowery Branch; step-granddaughter and husband, Jennifer and Doug Kenny of Cumming; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346, www.alz.org.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch
The Paper, March 6, 2014
Ray Maynard
Died March 2, 2014
Ray Maynard, 74, of Winder, died Sunday, March 2, 2014.
He was a member of Winder First Baptist Church. He started his career with Atlanta Gas Light Company afterward becoming owner of Southwestern Ford in Americus. He was currently a partner in Kidz Academy preschool and loved driving a bus route there. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Susie Blizzard Maynard; brother, John Maynard; and sister, Nancy Cotterman.
Survivors include his wife, Patti Maynard; son, Billie Maynard (Tina) of Statham; daughter, Angela Healan (David) of Hoschton; brother, John Maynard; grandchildren, Kristi Hill, Amanda Maynard, Will Maynard and Matt Maynard; and six great-grandchildren, Madissyn, Kole, Kam, Myles, Piper and Millie.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Barrow Memorial Gardens with Dr. John Talley officiating. Donations may be made to Winder First Baptist Church building fund “Pay Down and Pass On”, 625 Jefferson Highway, Winder, GA 30680. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 6, 2014

Vivian Phillips Walls
Died Feb. 28, 2014
Vivian Phillips Walls, 74, of Auburn, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at her residence.
A native of Gwinnett County, she was a daughter of the late William P. and Willie Hester Murphy Phillips. She was also preceded by her husband, Jerry W. Walls, on March 5, 2004. Mrs. Walls was a retiree of R & R Manufacturing Company and had resided in Barrow County for most of her life.
Survivors include her siblings and in-laws, Ruth and Calvin Ramey of Lawrenceville, Matrie and Roy Rowe of Dacula, Raymond and Sally Phillips of Tunnell Hill, Jack and Betty Phillips of Dacula, Jerry and Charlene Phillips of Lawrenceville, Truman and Pat Phillips of Auburn, Ruby and Felton Fulcher of Monroe, Ronnie Phillips and Donnie Phillips of Auburn, Gail Phillips of Commerce and Cindy Phillips, Marty and Jackie Phillips, all of Lawrenceville; grandson, Clay Conrad; and a host of other family members.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Youngblood and the Rev. Josh Landress officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 6, 2014

Debi Gail Fordham
Died Feb. 26, 2014
Debi Gail Fordham, 46, of Winder, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
Debi enjoyed going to the beach and the ocean. She was a pharmaceutical tech for Barnes Healthcare. She was preceded in death by her father, Hugh Crowe, and brother, Charles Crowe.
Survivors include her husband of nine years, Philip Fordham of Cochran; mother; Linda Graham; daughter, Rachel Holloway of Reidsville; stepsons Zackary Fordham and Hunter Fordham, both of Cochran; brothers, John and wife Sheri Crowe of Winder, Timmy Crowe, Robert Crowe of Covington, Mitchell Crowe of Loganville, Joseph and wife Kiara Crowe of Dacula; sister, Maria and husband Sammy Clark of Auburn; grandson, Myki Holloway; and aunts, uncles, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Bob Patterson will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. The family welcomes flowers or contributions may be made to Atlanta Cancer Care, 5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 1100, Atlanta, GA 30342.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, March 6, 2014

Phyllis Lee Harris
Died Feb. 26, 2014
Phyllis Lee Harris, 56, of Winder, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at her residence.
Born in Athens, she was a daughter of the late James Lee “Nim” and Gladys Beatrice Ward Harris. She had attended East Side Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sisters, Virginia Morgan and Lynn Dial, both of Winder; and a host of other relatives.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Porter officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 6, 2014

Bill Thompson
Died Feb. 26, 2014
James William “Billy” Thompson, 73, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
A native of Terre Haute, Ind., he was a son of the late James H. and Mary Weil Thompson. Bill lived a good portion of his life in Florida. He was a two-time Vietnam veteran, serving as a plane captain in the United States Navy on the USS Saratoga, and he also served during the Bay of Pigs. During the 1960s, Bill worked as a manager for Sun Oil Co., afterwards retiring as a heavy equipment operator for National Steel. He was an active 4-H leader for many years and was a member of numerous car clubs including the Hot Rod Club. He was a member of Whistleville Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Connie Banks Thompson; daughters, Kelly Leeann Thompson of Fort Richey, Fla., Kimberly Lynn Salvaggio (Tony) of Bethlehem and Jacquie Jo Overend (Chris) of Bethlehem; son, Gregory William Thompson (Kelly) of Winter Springs, Fla.; brother, Robert Joseph Thompson (Donna) of Terre Haute, Ind.; and grandchildren, Kyle Thompson, Kaley Thompson, Tony Salvaggio, Joey Salvaggio and Taylor Salvaggio.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Linwood Smith officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 3, in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 6, 2014

Edward Torres
Died Feb. 27, 2014
Edward Torres, 74, of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Torres; sons, Edward Torres and Alejandro Torres and wife Dawn, all of New York; daughters, Tracy Torres of Florida, Cynthia Torres of Lilburn and Delan Torres of Lawrenceville; brothers, Abraham Torres and wife Haydee of Florid, Hector Torres and wife Norma of North Carolina, Rafael Torres and wife Minerra of Forida and Abraham Torres and Liliana of Florida; sister, Jenny Torres of Rhodes Island; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tricia Torres, and sisters, Violetta Torres and Sonia Torres. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, March 2.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, March 6, 2014

Helen R. Bell
Died Feb. 25, 2014
Helen R. Bell, 91, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
She was a member of Bethlehem First United Methodist Church. She loved the piano and was a self-taught pianist. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie an Emma Smith Morrow; husband, Billie Josh Bell; son, Julian Bell; daughter, Lisa Woodard; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Survivors include her son, Charles W. Bell (Lynne) of Winder; daughters, Clara Allen of Bethlehem, Barbara Goddard (Jerry) of Lilburn, Donna Standridge (Steve) of Hull and Janice Berckley (Ron) of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Bethlehem First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Parker Benson officiating. The body will lie in state from 1:30 p.m. until the service. Interment will be in the Chapel Christian Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be the following grandchildren: Donnie Allen, Russ Bell, Joey Shelton, Jeff Shelton, Greg Bell, Allen Bell, Brant Standridge, Blake Hatch and Josh Hammond. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, March 6, 2014

Rita Joyce Alewine
Died Feb. 22, 2014
Rita Joyce Alewine, 58, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
A native of Clarke County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Burkhalter. She was owner and operator of Buck Alewine’s Towing and Pit Stop Gas. She was a beloved wife, Mama and Nona to her rive precious angel babies that she adored. She was a precious daughter, sister and friend to many.
Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Honored as pallbearers were Blake Jones, Ross Burkhalter, Josh Burkhalter, Brent Burkhalter, Ethan Burkhalter, Nick Burkhalter and Douglas Burkhalter. Memorials may be made to the Andy Collier Benefit Fund at First Madison Bank and Trust.
Survivors include her husband of 40 year, Buck Alewine; children, Missy (Andy) Collier and Mitch (Christy) Alewine; mother, Shirley Brown Burkhalter; sisters, Becky (Randy) Jones and Carol Lyle; brothers, Charles (Dixie) Burkhalter, George (Vickie) Burkhalter, Jeff (Donna) Burkhalter and Rex (Stacey) Burkhalter; and grandchildren, Colby Collier, Brady Joe Collier, Ainsley Alewine, Alston Alewine and Ava Grace Alewine.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014
Janice Diane Casper
Died Feb. 22, 2014
Janice Diane Casper, 58, of Winder, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Henrietta Skelton Casper.
Survivors include her father, Virgil Casper of Winder; sister, Phyllis Casper of Winder; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be visitation at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014

Ray Martin
Died Feb. 22, 2014
Ray Martin, 87, of Flowery Branch, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. David Matthews and the Rev. Larry Allison will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24.
Born Oct. 31, 1926, in Forsyth County, he was a son of the late Henry Virgil Martin Sr., and Roxie Jones Martin. He was retired from Ralston Purina. Mr. Martin served his country in the United States Army and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Nell Smith Martin; son, David Martin; grandson, Bryan Strickland; and a number of brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Jean (Terrel) Strickland of Chestnut Mountain, Jane (Jim) Hawkinson of Slidell, La., and Judy (Ed) Cato of Hoschton; son, Tony (Rena) Martin of Hoschton; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Irvin Martin of Gillsville; granddaughters and husbands, Courtney (Ryan) Smith of Chestnut Mountain, Lori (C.J.) Clarke of Jefferson, Carla (Stephen) Mitchell of Cumming and Kaylee Martin, of Gillsville; grandsons and wives, Allen (Kim) Castleberry of Cumming, Matthew (Tiffany) Hawkinson of Picayune, Miss., and Scott Hawkinson of Pearl River, La.; six great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Eula Jean (W.H.) Byers of Gainesville; brother, H.V. Martin of Gainesville; and sister-in-law, Ila Bell Martin of Gainesville.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Northeast Georgia Hospice for their love and compassionate care during his sickness.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014

Chuck Stepp
Died Feb. 21, 2014
Charles “Chuck” Steven Stepp, 51, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
He was member of Faith Baptist Church in Monroe. He was a Mason and a member of Carter Hill Masonic Lodge, where he was also a member of Amarynth. He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Stepp.
Survivors include his wife, Anita Stepp; sons, Justin Rollins (Susan) and Jared Stepp, both of Winder; brother, Dusty Stepp of Middlesboro, Ky.; mother, Sandy Wade of Middlesboro, Ky.; best friend, Ted Tait; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Revs. Chris Conner and Randy Thompson officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24. Memorials may be made to Carter Hill Masonic Lodge.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014

Thomas Hartwell Blackstock
Died Feb. 20, 2014
Thomas Hartwell Blackstock, 79, of Jefferson, entered into rest on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
Born in Jefferson, he was a son of the late Thomas Bascom Blackstock and Rena Hooper Blackstock. He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson, a graduate of Southern Tech, having received an associate degree in electronics. Mr. Blackstock was a supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 32 years of service. He was a proud grandfather “Pop Pop” and all-out supporter of 10 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Luke Vandiver.
Survivors include wife, Glenda Gilbert Blackstock; son, Tom Blackstock and wife Kristen and granddaughter, Elizabeth of Marietta; daughter L’Resu and husband Philip Thompson and grandsons, Bryan and Andrew of Jefferson; son, John Blackstock and wife Margie and grandsons, Hu and Hart, and granddaughters Lillie and Livi of Jefferson; son, Joe Blackstock and his wife Jennifer and granddaughters Abby and McKensey and grandson Joey of Jefferson; sister, Caroldene Blackstock McEver and husband Robert of Talmo, and sister, Barbara Blackstock Vandiver of Gainesville; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Jefferson with Dr. Michael Helms and the Rev. Erica Cooper officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall for family and friends. Burial will be at a later date. Grandchildren and members of the Adult III Sunday School class will be honored as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Flowers are to be omitted with memorials made to the First Baptist Church of Jefferson, 81 Institute Street, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014

Weita Edwards
Died Feb. 19, 2014
Mrs. Weita Edwards, 80, of Gainesville, formerly of Winder, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
Born in Barrow County, she was the daughter of the late Jewell and Ruby Doster Skinner. She was also preceded by her husband, Sidney Edwards in 1966 and son, Gary Edwards in 1952. Mrs. Edwards was a member of Nazareth United Methodist Church and had been employed as a bookkeeper at Carwood Manufacturing Company.
Survivors include her children, Sharon and James Barnes of Chestnut Mountain and Neal and Faye Edwards of Bethlehem; grandchildren, Brad Edwards, Tim Edwards, Michael Edwards, Shalaina Edwards and Jami Barnes; five great-grandchildren; sister, Debbie Millholland of Denver, Colo.; and brothers, Gerald Skinner of Venice, Fla., and Moran Skinner of Port Richey, Fla.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Nazareth United Methodist Church, 622 Dee Kennedy Road, Winder, GA 30680.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
PhThe Paper, Feb. 27, 2014

Joan Letson Phillips
Died Feb. 20, 2014
Joan Letson Phillips, 80, of Braselton, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
She was an educator for 30 years and was a member of Northeast Church in Braselton. She was a University of Georgia alumna. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Emmitt and Clara Hewatt Letson, and sister, Charlotte Britt.
Survivors include her son, Mitch (Kendra) Phillips of Hoschton; sister, Isabel (Larry) Smith of Winder; and grandchildren, Adra Phillips and Andrew Phillips.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home in Winder with Pastor Russ Harbin officiating. Burial will follow in Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northeast Church, 2001 Cherry Drive, Braselton, GA 30517, or to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 78423, Atlanta, GA 30357.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014

Madge B. Raynor
Died Feb. 18, 2014
Madge B. Raynor, 89, of Winder, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
She was a member of Winder First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Raynor; and parents, John J. and Madge E. Gibbons.
Survivors include her daughters, Rosalee LaRose (Willis) of Winder and Alice M. Vaughn (James) and Lilburn; grandchildren, Allison McCorkle and Jay Vaughn; and great-grandchild, Madelyn Rose McCorkle.
A private service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Park Place Nursing and Rehab, 1865 Bold Springs Road, Monroe, GA 30656.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014
Marie Floyd Ridgeway Rowden
Marie Floyd Ridgeway Rowden, 78, of Bogart, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaston “Bud” Ridgeway; parents, William Ray and Lois Marie Hearn Floyd; son, Errol Lee Ridgeway; and grandson, Stephen DiPatri.
Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Sheridan of Winder and Sheila Manter of Lake City, Fla.; stepdaughter, Kay Wadley of Statham; sister, Gloria Sims of Athens; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Healan officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014
Tilda Payne Wall
Died Feb. 19, 2014
Tilda Payne Wall, 64, of Winder, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
She was a member of Winder First Baptist Church and the Daughters of the King Sunday school class. She worked as an administrative assistant for the University of Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis Leon and Lucy Rooks Payne.
Survivors include her husband, Sidney Wall; sons, Jason Wall (Lori) of Winder and Justin Wall of Braselton; daughter, Katie Wallace (Stephen) of Acworth; brother, Eddie Payne (Sabra) of Winder; and grandchildren, Hunter Jackson, Ivey Wall, Brannen Wall, Lucy Wall, Simone Wallace, Tanner Wallace and Tate Wallace.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Winder First Baptist Church with Dr. John Talley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Winder First Baptist Church building fund.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014

Helga Ursula Charlotte Kozol
Died Feb. 18, 2014
Helga Ursula Charlotte Kozol, 72, of Hoschton, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
Born in Germany in 1941, Mrs. Kozol retired from CertainTeed in Athens with more than 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Kozol.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev.Vaughn Howington Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in Evans Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday.
Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Ficocello, Flagler Beach, Fla., and Paula and husband Paul Bjornahl of Hoschton; brother, Michael Jost of Germany; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014

Laurien E. Marsh
Died Feb. 16, 2014
Laurien E. (Keith) Marsh, 60, of Gainesville, and formerly of Centralia, Ill., died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her residence.
Born Dec. 10, 1953 in Centralia, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Louis Franklin and Mary Ellen (Bingaman) Keith. Laurien married Michael Marsh on April 3, 1999.

Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Mike Marsh; daughter, Hallie Harshbarger and her fiancé, Mike Epps of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters and brother-in-law, Melanie and David Bowen of Austin, Texas, and Paula Dosher and her fiancé, Lee Bouldin of Carmi, Ill.; twin brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Cheryl Keith of Carlyle, Ill.; grandchildren, Taegun, Ellie and Macy; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a chiropractic assistant for many years at Dr. Wayne Terry’s. Laurien was an avid gardener, had an appetite for knowledge and never met a stranger. She had a huge heart for animals and leaves behind her two rescued dogs, Sariah and Portia, and her rescued horse, Rio. Laurien was a loving wife and best friend, mother, grandmother and sister. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Centralia. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday Feb. 21, 2014, at the funeral home in Illinois. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014

Jimmy Carlton Phillips
Died Feb. 18, 2014
Jimmy Carlton Phillips, 71, of Braselton, went to the Lord and his parents Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Emory Hospice.
He was previously employed at MARTA and National Service Industries. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlton and Virgie Phillips, and two sisters.
Survivors include his loving wife, Carol and immediate family of JoDean (Wayne) Provine, Jerry (Erma) Phillips, Denise Phillips, Craig (Leng) Phillips, Samantha Bookwalter, Reid (Jennifer) Bookwalter, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD).
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Feb. 27, 2014

Otis Ray Wallace
Died Feb. 12, 2014
Otis Ray Wallace, 83, of Winder, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E.L. and Arline Mae Garrett Wallace; brother, G.W. “Jink” Wallace; and sisters, Willie Sue Wilson and Reba Boyd.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Dove Wallace; stepsons, Rick Kidd (Debbie) of Modesta, Calif., and John Kidd (Dr. Jo Jie) of Denver, Colo.; stepdaughter, Dalanda Kidd of Winterville; brother, Henry Wallace (Dot) of Bethlehem; sisters, Essie Lou McCullers of Monroe and Betty Sims of Winder; mother-in-law, Louise Dove of Athens; brothers-in-law, Billy Boyd of Monroe and Jerry Dove (Brenda) of Athens; sister-in-law, Shirley Elam (Rick) of Iva, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

Eben Austin
Died Feb. 14, 2014
Eben Austin, 58, of Winder, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
He was a son of the late Frances Henderson Austin. He was attending Greater Athens Church of God.
Survivors include his daughter, Ashley Austin; stepchildren, Allison McCracken Best and Russell McCracken; father, Fred (Thelma) Austin; sister, Donna Smith; a niece and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Steve Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greater Athens Church of God.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

Harvey Kimball Baron
Died Feb. 15, 2014
Harvey Kimball Baron, 85, of Athens, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Mr. Baron was born in Providence, R.I., he was a son of the late James and Amiee Pinder Baron. Mr. Baron was a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Air Force, serving during World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was an auto/truck mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hollis Baron; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael John and Tracy Lynn Baron of Jefferson and Richard Lynn and Inna Baron of Commerce; and grandchildren, Jesse Richard Baron, Matthew Douglas Baron, Holly Lynn Baron and Jonathon Baron.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in the Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Eric Shelton officiating. Those honored as pallbearers will be Jesse Baron, Matthew Baron, Jonathan Baron, Darren Glenn and Toby Glenn. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.Flowers are optional or donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

Lorie Shelden Aul
Died Feb. 12, 2014
Loretta Marie (Shelden) Aul, 56, of Braselton, formerly of Panama City, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at home, with her family and beloved dogs by her side, after a brave fight against cancer.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Memorial Park South Funeral Home. The Rev. Dave Davis will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.

Loretta, hereafter known as Lorie, and sometimes Lollipop-a-doodle-daddle or Lollipop for short, was born June 9, 1957 in Pontiac, Mich. Her family moved to Florida when she was 3 years old, and she graduated from Miami Killian High School in 1975. Lorie was an administrative assistant most of her adult life, with jobs throughout Florida and North Carolina. Tall, slender, a blue eyed blonde, she was beautiful both inside and out. She was shy, sweet, generous, kind, but also tough. Very independent, she’d tell you she was a rebel. Although Lorie had no children, her nieces and nephews were well loved by her, and they in turn loved having a “cool” aunt. In addition, all her life she loved animals, and collected many different kinds, but dogs were her favorite. If you were lucky enough to be her friend, you’d be one for life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey Aul, and her father, John Shelden, in 2013.
Survivors include her mother, Jeane Shelden; siblings Carolyn (Ed) Smith, Pam (Cliff) Steiner, Mary Ann (Sameh) Behiry and Michael (Cathy) Shelden; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angels Among Us, P.O. Box 821, Alpharetta, GA 30009, (877-404-5874, www.angelsrescue.org)

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

Nick Ford
Died Feb. 11, 2014
Willard Nixon “Nick” Ford, 86, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
Born Nov. 28, 1927, in Whitehall in Clarke County, he was a son of the late Katherine Nixon Ford and Warren Plemon Ford. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Henry Harold Ford, and sisters, Thelma Aileen Ford Barrett, Gussie Syble Ford Green and Sallie Hilda Ford Evans.
Survivors include his sons, Jimmy Ray Ford and wife Diane of Lithia Springs and Nicky Louis Ford of Lake Spivey; daughters, Gloria Jean Ford of Lake Spivey and Regina Jan Akins and husband Kim of Powder Springs; sister, Dollie Mildred Ford Daniel of Mableton; sister-in-law Maurice Ford of Jefferson; former wife, Helen Campbell Ford; grandchildren, Shea Milam, Chelcy Miniat, Alicia Gresham and Brian Young; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home. The burial will follow at Prospect Church Cemetery located on Tallahassee Road in Athens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday prior to the service
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

Virginia Webb Griffeth
Died Feb. 11, 2014
Virginia Webb Griffeth, 92, of Athens, formerly of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Docia Rowden, and was a member of Hebron Christian Church.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Hinton “Bubba” and Diane Griffeth of Bethlehem; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Gordon Mobley of Athens; grandchildren, Tammy Whitehead, Penny Griffeth, Scott Griffeth and Kelly Griffeth; and great-grandson, Cory Griffeth.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Smith Memory Chapel. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, 1660 Jennings Mill Road, Bogart, GA 30622.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

Joseph Walton Hagan
Died Feb. 8, 2014
Joseph Walton Hagan, 72, of Hoschton, formerly of Statesboro, died Saturday Feb. 8, 2014.
He was a United States Air Force veteran and was an engineer with General Motors for 33 years where he received various awards. During his year at General Motors, he work at the Lakewood Manufacturing Plant, General Motors Plant in Doraville, and later transferred to the Saturn Plant in Springhill, Tenn. From there, he worked at various General Motor Plants in Detroit, Michigan, and then retired from the General Motors Corvette Plant in Bowling Green, Ky.
Survivors include his wife Connie Armes Hagan; son, Michael Allen Hagan and wife Jan of Dacula; daughter, Karen Lyn Hagan and husband Joe Dale of Macon; stepsons William Russell Stewart and wife Kelley and Charles Robert Stewart and wife Amy, all of North Carolina; sister, Nell Batchelor and husband Robert of Eatonton; and grandchildren, Olivia, Ashton, Russell, Rylie and Skyler.
A memorial service will held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church, location at 4 South Zetterower Ave., in Statesboro. Officiating will be Chaplain Jerry Newsome. Inurnment services will be held at Eastside Cemetery with United States Air Force Honors. In lieu of flowers. memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Bible Church, 869 Cole Drive SW, Lilburn, GA 30047.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

David John Kronenwetter
Died Feb. 12, 2014
David John Kronenwetter, 53, of Flowery Branch, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
He had been battling with a terrible disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which he was diagnosed with in September 2009. He served in the United States Army and participated in Operation Desert Shield. After that, he was primarily employed building computer networks and engineering digital cable systems.
Survivors include his wife, Risa Kronenwetter; daughters, Dorothy Long-McKeever, Melissa McKinney and Kristy Jistel; and five grandchildren. Risa and David met and fell in love in 1992 and married in November 1997 and Risa truly believed they one day would celebrate their 50th anniversary, but ALS stole that time from them. There are not enough words to actually describe what a great man he was. He was brilliant, an amazing husband and son and a phenomenal father and grandfather. He will be missed by everyone who came to know him and those fortunate enough to truly appreciate the caring man he was.
Also surviving are his father, Gene; stepmother, Pat; sister, Sue; and brothers, Michael and Patrick. In this entire world, there is not one person who can ever compare to him. He was sweet, gentle, very loving and made everyone smile just a little bit more. We were all blessed to have been able to not just know him, but to have his love. We will miss our Papa, father, brother, son and husband forever and always.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Father Richard Vu will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

Kenneth E. Prater
Died Feb. 9, 2014
Kenneth E. Prater, 53, of Hoschton, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Kenneth was a singer and song writer and a member of the Winder Moose Lodge 262 where he served as a Past Governor. He also served as a volunteer fireman for Jackson County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Annie Prater.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Phylllis Prater; son, Mack Prater and wife Kourtney of Tennessee; mother-in-law, Hazel McNeal of Hoschton; brothers, Tommie Prater and wife Ginnie of Covington and Tim Prater and wife Stella of Loganville; sister, Elaine Furlow and husband Terrance of Monroe; sister-in-law, Sandra Graham and husband Talmadge of Virginia; granddaughter, Jamie Prater; and nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the Winder Moose Lodge 262, located at 434 Highway 211 in Winder.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

Mendal Bailey
Died Feb. 2, 2014
Mendal Bailey, 86, of Buford, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
Mr. Bailey was a native of Buford, and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the owner of Buford City Cab Co. He was a believer in God. He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Rachel Davis Bailey.
Survivors include his children, Tilda and John Coker of Carnesville, Shelia and Ronnie Darracott of Buford, Hessie and Steve Whitfield of Braselton, Annette and Larry Davis of Buford and Dana and Chris Hassler of St. Pete Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lucille Thompson Bailey of Buford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Morris Shadburn officiating. Interment followed in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford.
Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014

Amy Brumbalough
Died Feb. 11, 2014
Amy Brumbalough, 60, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014
Rusty Cook
Died Feb. 9. 2014
Russell “Rusty” Todd Cook, 43, of Hoschton, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Born in Athens, he was a son to Edwin and Diane Perkins Cook of Jefferson. Mr. Cook worked for Quality Foods and was a member of the Northeast Church in Braselton, where he played drums in the Praise Band.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Melissa Jane Owensby Cook; daughter, Sydney Cook of Hoschton; son, Bryson Cook of Hoschton; brother, Chuck (Becky) Cook of Jefferson;, grandmother, Hazel Bruce of Winder; nephews and nieces, Kallon, Mallory, Noah and Greyson; mother- and father-in-law, James and Judy Owensby of Maysville; sister and brother-in-law, Tim and Jennifer Nichols of Commerce.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Northeast Church with Pastor Russ Harbin and the Rev. Verlin Reece officiating. Burial followed in the Evans Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northeast Church, 2001 Cherry Drive, Braselton, GA 30517.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014

Kendra H. Ferguson
Died Feb. 8, 2014
Kendra H. Ferguson, 51, of Monroe, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
A loving mother and avid golfer, she was a psat member of the Bethlehem First United Methodist Church, past president of the Walton County Historical Society and Chamber of Commerce and the Monroe Golf and Country Club Ladies Golf Association. She was active in various breast cancer support groups and fundraisers including Relay For Life and Susan G. Komen’s “Babes for Boobs.” She was previously employed by Athens First Bank & Trust in Monroe as bank manager/assistant vice president.
Survivors include her husband, Mitch Ferguson; son and daughter-in-law, Jordy and B.J. Ferguson of Monroe; parents, Charles and Carolyn Harrison of Bethlehem; and sister, Kim Judy of Monroe.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Griffin officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Babes for Boobs Chapter c/o Janice Baldwin (678-410-7551 or Janicebaldwin@kw.com)
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014
Betty A Fravel
Died Feb. 8, 2014
Betty A Fravel, 71, of Flowery Branch, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Memorial Park South Cemetery with the Rev. David Edmondson officiating.
Born Sept. 19, 1942, in Verona, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Richard and Marie Warntz. She was a member of 12 Stone. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Richard Warntz.
Survivors include her husband, Ross Fravel; daughter and son-in-law, Chris and Todd Gailey of Gainesville; son, Ross Fravel of Oakwood; four grandchildren; and sister, Susan Contrino of New Jersey.
Memorials may be made to Downs Syndrome Association of Atlanta, 4355 J Cobb Parkway #213, Atlanta, GA 30339, 678-340-0674, www.dsaatl.org.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014

Donald Gaines
Died Feb. 8, 2014
Donald Gaines, 59, of Maysville, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
Born in Pendergrass, he was a son of the late Luke and Lou Belle Satterfield Gaines. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Gene, Matt, Raymond, William, Luther and John Henry Gaines; and sister, Irene Whisnant.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Martin Gaines; son, Randy Martin of Maysville; sisters, Betty Jones of Commerce and Nellie Fay Lee of Jefferson; and brothers, Rudolph Gaines of Nicholson and Clyde Gaines of Maysville.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Marty Smith and Winfred Bingham officiating. Burial followed in Evans Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to the family at 854 Old Miller Road, Maysville, GA 30558.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014

Alvin Hugh Gray Jr.
Died Feb. 5, 2014
Alvin Hugh Gray Jr., 69, of Statham, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
He retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service and also retired from Athens-Clarke County after 33 years serving as a firefighter and a communications officer. He was a member of the Statham American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Hugh Sr., and Eunice Mae Aaron Gray; and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Gray; sons, Kelly Gray and Scott Gray, both of Belfair, Wash., and Brandon Hicks (Melissa) Hicks of Commerce; daughters, Tammy Forst (Greg) of Belfair, Wash., Sharon Goodwin (Mike) of Port Orchard, Wash., Cheryl Ahart (Trace) of Canton, Sandra Brooks (Frank) of Bishop and Eileen Martin (Charlie) and Amy Sims, both of Winder; brothers, John W. Gray (Beverly) of Athens and Charlie L. Gray (Jerre) of Statham; sister, Mary Gregory (Gary) of Arnoldsville; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Conine officiating.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014

Sis Helton
Died Feb. 5, 2014
Vivian “Sis” Helton, 84, of Helen, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Bell Minor Nursing Center, following an extended illness.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Rick McQueen officiated.
Born in Gainesville on Feb. 22, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Robert Ford and Mary Ellen Clark. She was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Luis Clark and Earl Dean Clark.
Survivors include her husband, John Steadman; sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Nathaniel McQueen of Flowery Branch; niece, Dianne Grizzle of Dahlonega; nephews and wives, Rick and Brenda McQueen and Mike and Joy McQueen all of Flowery Branch; niece and husband, Lynn and Tim McNeal of Cumming; and several great nieces and nephews as well as several great-great-nieces and -nephews.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014

Joey Johnson
Died Feb. 4, 2014
Joey Johnson, 46, of Hiawassee, formerly of Winder, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
He was employed by Tull Metals as a machine operator. He was preceded by his father, Larry L. Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Tina Hardy Johnson; daughter, Amanda Johnson of Clarkesville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Samantha Johnson; mother and stepfather, Betty and Ed Cravey of Gainesville; brothers, Chris Johnson of Grayson and Jim Cravey of Lawrenceville; sisters, Belinda Peacock of Bethlehem, Carla Cravey of Atlanta and Susan Jones of Lawrenceville.
A graveside service was held Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014

Henry Rudolph Kidd
Died Feb. 7, 2014
Henry Rudolph Kidd, 83, of Gainesville, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at his residence.
Services were held Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. The Rev. Shane Evans officiated.
Born Dec. 14, 1930, in Winder, he was a son of the late James Henry and Mildred Rosalee Kidd. He was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army and was a member of IBEW Local 613 Electrical Union. He was also preceded in death by daughter, Yvonne Kidd, and brother, Lonnie Kidd.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Betty Jo Kidd; daughter, Wanda R. Roper; sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Rhonda Kidd and Mitchell and Lisa Kidd, all of Gainesville; grandsons, Josh Kidd, Robby Kidd, Bryson Kidd and Loy D. Roper; granddaughters, Tricia Owens and Tammy Thompson; great-grandsons, Rafe Thompson and Dakota Owen; great-granddaughters, Josey Thompson and Taylor Mott; sister, Glenda Carr of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014

Gene King
Died Feb. 9, 2014
Robert E. “Gene” King died Sunday morning, Feb. 9, 2014, from natural causes.
He was married for 58 years to Velda Wells King, who preceded him in death. Born in 1933 in Greensboro, he was a member of Northside Presbyterian Church in Winder. He worked at Pet Dairies in Winder of 25 years. He also worked as a truck driver for other companies until his retirement. He enjoyed studying nature, music and, most of all, his family.
Survivors include his children, Connie (Dr. John) Iacuone of Albuquerque, N.M., Mitchell (Angela) King of Wnider, Cathy (Dan) Dobbe of Dallas, Texas, Kim (Gary) Harbuck of Smyrna and Wesley (Fran) King of Franklin, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Northside Presbyterian Church in his memory. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Smith Memory Chapel. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

Danny Parten
Died Feb. 6, 2014
Danny “D.C.” Parten, 67, of Statham, died at his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
An Athens active, after graduating from Athens High School, he continued his education at Athens Technical College where he received his electrical degree. He joined the United States Air Force in 1966 to serve his country for four years, receiving numerous recognitions. Later, he worked for Bell South for 32 years prior to retiring. He was actively involved in the Cumming Lions Club and was president of the Statham Booster Club and a member of the Statham American Legion. A devoted Mason and member of the Statham Masonic Lodge, he served an extremely influential role as a coach of the Statham youth baseball and football teams. He was a firefighter/paramedic who reached the rank of assistant chief of the Statham Fire Department and chief of the Holsenbeck Fire Station in Barrow County. He was also an accomplished SCUBA diver, serving as a member of the SCUBA search and rescue team. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved the outdoors. There was not much he could not do or had not done. Danny was a very determined, loyal, devoted, successful and extremely respected perfectionist. But even more than that, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Davis Parten.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Charlotte Yarbrough Parten; children, Tiffany Parten Beatty (Kyle) and Clay Parten , both of Statham; grandchildren, Abby, Justin and Emma Beatty and Christian Parten; father, R.C. Parten of Winder; brother, Ricky Parten; and sisters, Peggy Parten, Janie Vaughn and Teresa Trammell.
Graveside services were held Sunday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ned Davis officiating.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014

Herbert Dean Simpson
Died Feb. 10, 2014
Herbert Dean Simpson, 75, of Auburn, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014
Joey Smith
Died Feb. 10, 2014
Joey Smith, 46, of Auburn, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Zeffer Smith, and grandmother, Johnnie Smith.
Survivors include his father, William Ray “Smitty” Smith Jr., of Auburn; sisters, Patty Johnson and husband David of Bethlehem, Tracey Reynolds of Cordele, Holly Smith of Athens and Brandi Smith of Watkinsville; grandmother, Mary Lou David of Statham; aunt, Elaine Zabiel and late husband Steve; uncles, Hugh Lee David and wife Ann of Loganville and Jimmy Coker and wife Shamisha.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. Interment will be held at the City of Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

Milton P. Swords
Died Feb. 11, 2014
Milton P. Swords, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Melinda (Kenny) Casper of Statham and Dana Jones of Winder; grandchildren, Grant Casper and Caitlyn Casper; great-grandchild, Korbin Bacidore; and brother, Nolan Swords of Winder.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Bobby Swords and Larry Swords; and sister, Joyce Stowe. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. He worked for Quality Foods for 12 years and was a salesman for Flowers Bread Company.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Smith Memory Chapel. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 20, 2014

Obituaries for the week of Feb. 2, 2014
Glyn Olen Bailey
Died Jan. 29, 2014
Glyn Olen Bailey, 71, of Dacula, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Glyn was an employee of 25 years at Lockheed Martin and Alcan Cable. He had a passion for motorcycles and racing. He was preceded in death by his parents, H.A. Bailey Jr., and Mary Lee Bailey and brother, Jerry Bailey.
Survivors include his sons, Bobby Bailey of Newnan and Brian Bailey and wife Savannah of Gainesville; daughter, Lisa Garner and husband Jeff of Dacula; brothers, Paul Bailey and wife Margaret of Lawrenceville, Daniel Bailey and wife Katherine of Dacula, Joe Bailey and wife Peggy of Dacula and Steve Bailey of Dacula; grandchildren, Andrew Bailey, Aaron Bailey, Beth Bailey, Olivia Bailey, Brittani Spivey, Katherine Minish, Dean Garner and Noah Garner.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Feb. 6, 2014
Mendal Bailey
Died Feb. 2, 2014
Mendal Bailey, 86, of Buford, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Rachel Davis Bailey.
Survivors include his children, Tilda and John Coke rof Carnesville, Shelia and Ronnie Darracott of Buford, Hessie and Steve Whitfield of Braselton,; Annette and Larry Davis of Buford and Dana and Chris Hassler of St. Pete Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lucille Thompson Bailey of Buford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Bailey was a native of Buford, and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Arm. He was the owner of Buford City Cab Co. He was a believer in God.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Morris Shadburn officiating. Interment followed in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford.
Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014

Lisa Lynn Cross
Died Jan. 27, 2014
Lisa Lynn Cross, 51, of Comer, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Bowman and a member of the adult 50 and over Sunday School Class. She was the owner of NCC Transport.She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald James and Nancy Carol Stinchcomb Chancey. Survivors include her husband, Stephen Cross of Comer; sons, James Greer(Amanda) of Bethlehem and Chad Bentley of Savannah; daughters, Nikki Smelser of Loganville, LeAnn Greer of Monroe, Heather Bentley of Colbert and Hollie Taylor(David) of Colbert; brother, Donald Chancey of Winder; sister, Amy Chancey of Winder; and eight grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Revs. Chris Pritchett and John Todd officiating. Interment followed in Hill Haven Memory Gardens in Monroe.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 6, 2014

Alan Dimler
Died Feb. 2, 2014
Alan Dimler, 51, of Winder, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
His hobbies were motorcycles, shooting guns and being outdoors. He was a big Greenbay Packers fan. Alan was a very hard working man for his family whom he loved. He and his wife were together 28 years and married for 25 of those years. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Dimler
Survivors include his wife, Susan Dimler; mother and stepfather Ardell and Cecil King of Wisconsin; sons, Denver Scot Heifner and Cindy, Trevor Alan Dimler and wife Sydney and Cory Thomas Cecil Dimler and wife Kelly, all of Winder; daughter, Samantha Sue Dimler of Winder; brothers, Stan Dimler and wife Karen of Ohio and Duane Dimler and wife Jodi of Wisconsin; sisters, Donna Brewster and husband Stan of Indiana, Sheila Gedatus and husband Brian, Dawn Pittman and husband Aubrey and Rhonda King, all of Wisconsin; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Feb. 6, 2014

Grace James Grogan
Died Feb. 3, 2014
Mrs. Grace James Grogan, 93, of Braselton, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
Mrs. Grogan was a member of Center United Methodist. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and rock collecting. Mrs. Grogan loved her little dog Suzie. She is preceded in death by her husband, Erastus Grogan; parents, James and Fannie James; brothers, Harold James, Paul James, Ed James, John James, Bill James and Fred James; and great grandchild’ Tab Swartzbaugh.
Survivors include daughter, Sharon Stancil of Braselton; sister, Pat Patterson of Gillsville; grandchildren, Brad Allison, Casey Allison, Tina Hayes, Lisa Campbell and Kay Davis; great-grandchildren, Tiffany Rebura, Zoe Swartzbaugh, Sam Weaver, Heather Hayes, Trisha Hayes, Logan Campbell, JJ Davis and Nathan Davis; great-great-grandchildren, Ella Rebura and Brintin Rebura; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Parrish and Rev. Blane Spencer officiating. . Interment followed in the Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbears were Tony Campbell, Dwayne Hayes, Jacob Davis, Michael Patterson, Casey Allison, Sam Weaver and Steve Patterson.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Feb. 6, 2014

Paul Elijah Harris Jr.
Died Jan. 27, 2014
Paul Elijah Harris Jr., 64, of Winder, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
He was a member of New Pentecost United Methodist Church. He retired from the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He also retired from Food Lion as a store manager and was also a Mason. Formerly of Charleston S.C., he was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Elijah Sr., and Elizabeth Kay Harris; and sisters, Patsy Norris and Anne Huffaker.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years; Ann Harris; a daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Burt Lancaster of Monroe; son, Stephen Paul Harris of Ft. Hood, Texas; sisters, Peggy Sweatman of Ocala, Fla., and Alice Dardar of Houston, Texas; and grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob, Hannah and Jedidiah Lancaster and Dominique and Caleb Harris.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at New Pentecost United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Norman officiating.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 6, 2014
Sis Helton
Died Feb. 5, 2014
Vivian “Sis” Helton, 84, of Helen, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Bell Minor Nursing Center, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Rick McQueen will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7.

Born in Gainesville on Feb. 22, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Robert Ford and Mary Ellen Clark. She was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Luis Clark and Earl Dean Clark.

Survivors include her husband, John Steadman; sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Nathaniel McQueen of Flowery Branch; niece, Dianne Grizzle of Dahlonega; nephews and wives, Rick and Brenda McQueen and Mike and Joy McQueen all of Flowery Branch; niece and husband, Lynn and Tim McNeal of Cumming; and several great nieces and nephews as well as several great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014
Joey Johnson
Died Feb. 4, 2014
Joey Johnson, 46, of Hiawassee, formerly of Winder, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
Mr. Johnson was employed by Tull Metals as a machine operator. He was preceded by his father, Larry L. Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Tina Hardy Johnson; daughter, Amanda Johnson of Clarkesville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Samantha Johnson; mother and stepfather, Betty and Ed Cravey of Gainesville; brothers, Chris Johnson of Grayson and Jim Cravey of Lawrenceville; sisters, Belinda Peacock of Bethlehem, Carla Cravey of Atlanta and Susan Jones of Lawrenceville.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Feb. 13, 2014

Carolyn Mann Keasler
Died Jan. 31, 2014
Carolyn Mann Keasler, 80, of Nicholson, died on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
Born in Atlanta, she was a daughter of the late Marion Edmond and Virginia Rawlins Mann. She retired from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as a senior administration assistant with more than 32 years of service. She was a member of Jefferson First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her children, Michael Dollar of Lizton, Ind., Virginia Dollar of Asheville, N.C., and Daniel Dollar of Marietta; brother, Marion Edmonds Mann Jr.; grandson, Christopher Dollar; and great-grandson, Caleb Dollar.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Laskey officiating. Interment followed in Evans Memory Gardens.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Feb. 6, 2014

Pamela Wallace Moore
Died Jan. 31, 2014
Pamela Wallace Moore, 59, of Jefferson, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
Born in Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late John Claude and Desma Ruth Everett Wallace. She was employed in the electronic industry in quality control for more than 40 years, the past 11 years with Prime Technologies in Suwanee. Pam loved gardening, fishing and beachcombing and she cherished her family and animals. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Denver Boyd Moore; brother, John C. Wallace; nephew, John David Bailey; and brother-in-law, Lewis Moore.
Survivors include sisters, Brenda Bailey (Glenn) of Covington, Charlene Wallace and Janet Hill (Daniel), both of Villa Rica, and Kimberly Lupton (Morris) of Greensboro; mother-in-law, Virginia Moore of Jefferson; brothers-in-law Randy Moore, Wesley Moore, Vinson Moore and Thomas Moore, all of Jefferson; sisters-in-law, Frances Balthazor of Jefferson and Linda Hardigree of Atlanta; niece, Penny Haun; nephews, Christopher Hill and Dustin Hill; and cat, Booty.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Laskey officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the service on Feb. 8.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Feb. 6, 2014

John Griffin Tolbert
Died Feb. 2, 2014
John Griffin Tolbert, 89, of Athens, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his residence.
Born in Athens, he was a son of the late Charlie Young and Nell Swindle Tolbert. He was a United States Navy veteran and was self-employed as a plastering contractorHe was also preceded in death by his wife, Dora Mae Adams Tolbert.
Survivors include his son, John L. Tolbert of Nicholson; daughters, Denise Humphries and Deborah Chester, both of Nicholson; brother, Jerry Tolbert of Nicholson; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Jackson Memorial Gardens with Brother Bryan Tolbert officiating. The family will receive friends at graveside from 1-2 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce,
The Paper, Feb. 6, 2014

Agnes Underwood
Died Jan. 29, 2014
Agnes M. Black Underwood, 84, of Pendergrass, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Born in Clarke County, she was a daughter of the late George and Lucille Brown Elrod Black. Mrs. Underwood was a member of Pendergrass Baptist Church for 75 years. She was retired from Katherine’s Kitchen after 25 years of service. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ray Black.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Henry Underwood; daughter, Pamela (Jamie) Fowler, of Jefferson; sons, Steve (Judy) Underwood of Jefferson and Donald “Duck” (Vickie) Underwood of Pendergrass; sister, Robbie Black Reynolds of Pendergrass; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Pendergrass Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Chatham and the Rev. Dwayne Majors officiating. Burial followed in the Pendergrass Baptist Church Cemetery with Joe McMullan, Matt Underwood, Junior Major, Jim Love, Andrew Fowler and Shannon Underwood as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pendergrass Baptist Church, P.O. Box 146, Pendergrass, GA 30567.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Feb. 6, 2014

George Franklin Ward
Died Feb. 3, 2014
The Rev. George Franklin Ward, 84, of Jefferson, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
Born in Randolph County, Ala., he was a son of the late Ulys L. Ward and the late Annie Bunn Ward. He owned Ward’s Service Station in Jefferson and was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Hoschton. Mr. Ward was also preceded in death by his wife, Gertie Mae Kiley Ward;, son, Roger Dale Ward; grandchild, Christopher Ward; brothers, William Ward and James Ward; and sisters, Gladys Harris, Zeffie Hall and Alice Gabriel.
Survivors include his children, Joel (Nancy) Ward of Lawrenceville, Brenda (Mike) Chapman of Braselton, Janice ( Jim ) Brown of Comer, Kenneth (Jennifer) Ward of Lawrenceville, James (Kym) Ward of Loganville, John (Krista) Ward of Savannah an Mitchell (Marcella) Ward of Riverdale, Fla.; sisters, Elizabeth Scott and Shirley Bramblett, both of Winder; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis Gaddis officiating. The burial will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Hoschton with Michael Perdue, Travis Wofford, Jason Ward, Phillip Thomas, Will Cox and Shawn Wallhausen honored as pallbearers.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Feb. 6, 2014

James Alford Wilson
Died Jan. 30, 2014
James Alford Wilson, 73, of Commerce, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
Born in Jefferson, he was a son of the late Otis Mitchel and Jessie Mae Watkins Wilson. Mr. Wilson retired as a heavy equipment operator from Wood Brothers Construction. He was also preceded in death by his son, James Alford Wilson Jr.; grandson, Adam Wilson; and brothers, John Wilson and Harold Wilson.
Services were held Saturday Feb. 1, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating. Interment followed in the Dry Pond United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Hay Wilson; daughter, Brenda Ann Brown of Jefferson; brothers, Larry Wilson of Jefferson and Charles Wilson and Steve Wilson, both of Suwanee; sisters Betty Jo Latham of Jefferson and Gynell McAllister of Cumming; granddaughter, Amanda Evans; and great-granddaughter, Anabella Evans; and a number of other relatives.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Feb. 6, 2014

Obituaries for the week of Jan. 26, 2014
Jerry Lynn Adams
Died Jan. 23, 2014
Jerry Lynn Adams, 71, of Jefferson, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
Born in Toccoa, he was a son of the late J.B. and Alma Jean Brown Adams. He was retired from Mack Berry Construction Company, where he was a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Arcade Community Church. Mr. Adams was also preceded in death by his brother, Olin Adams, and sister, Frances Roach.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Brock Adams; son, Timothy “Willie” Wilson of Jefferson; daughter, Lisa Baxter of Pendergrass; sisters, Peggy Hardigree of Jefferson and Betty Cody of Maysville; brothers, Ricky Adams of Commerce and Bob Adams of Martin; and grandsons, Terry “Scoot” Baxter Jr., and Nicholas “Wormdog” Baxter.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Palmer Pace and the Rev. David Maddox officiating. The burial followed in the Howington Cemetery in Nicholson.
Memorials may be made to the Jackson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 567, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014

Jesse B. Brock
Died Jan. 25, 2014
Mr. Jesse B. Brock, 76, of Winder, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at his residence.
A native of Hendersonville, N.C., he was the son of the late George Sr., and Verdee Burnham Brock and was a former resident of Lawrenceville. He was also preceded in death by a brother, George Brock Jr. He was a retiree of General Motors and was a United States Army veteran. Mr. Brock was of the Baptist denomination.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Thomason Brock; children, Steven (Dawn) Sheriff and Robert Sheriff, both of Winder; and five grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Gaddis officiating. Interment was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014
Arie Ann Bryant
Died Jan. 22, 2014
Mrs. Arie Ann Bryant, 50, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
Born in Louisville, Ky., she was a daughter of and Mrs. Patricia Jean Schmidt Barnes of Panama City Beach, Fla., and the late Bennie Franklin Barnes. She was self-employed, owning several consignment stores in and around Jefferson. She enjoyed traveling, going to the beach, flea markets, casinos and being with her friends and family. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Jean Saucier.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Greg Bryant; children, Alexandrea Bryant and Christopher Bryant, both of Jefferson; brother, Kevin Barnes of Panama City Beach, Fla.; mother-in-law, Jacquelyn (Jim) Armstrong of Jefferson; father-in-law, Delane (Debra) Bryant of Jefferson; and a number of other relatives.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014

Howard Carlisle
Died Jan. 23, 2014
Howard Carlisle, 70, of Bethlehem, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
Survivors include his sister, Mildred Jones of Dawsonville; and brother, Homer Carlisle of Flowery Branch; and several nieces; nephews; and cousins.
Born Sept. 29, 1943, in Flowery Branch, he was retired from Peachtree Doors Company. He was a member of Mulberry Baptist Church in Hoschton.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis West and the Rev. Mike Pruitt officiating. Interment followed at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens.
Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014

Max John Churchill
Died Jan. 21, 2014
Max John Churchill, 54, of Winder, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014

James Davis Crow Jr.
Died Jan. 26, 2014
James Davis Crow Jr., 52, of Winder, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014

Phil Hembrey Sr.
Died Jan. 24, 2014
Phil Hembrey Sr., 77 of Winder, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at his residence.
He was the son of the late Cam and Carrie Young Hembria. A native of Barrow County, he was a retired Chief Petty Office in the United States Navy.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Mr. Bill Banks officiating. Interment with full military honors was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Wells Hembrey; children, Suzanne (Jimmy) Hawk of Rutledge and Jennifer Roberts and Philip Hembrey Jr., both of Winder; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings, Emily (Chuck) Winkleman of Bull Head, Ariz., Faye (Charles) Howell of Clarkston, Ark., and Harold Hembria.
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 1700 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014

George Edward Kinney
Died Jan. 25, 2014
George Edward Kinney, 76, of Barrow County, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at his residence.
Mr. Kinney was the owner of Kinney Custom Homes. He loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports and enjoyed going on vacation to the beach with his family. He built custom homes and did remodeling for more than 30 years. He would do anything to help someone in need. His family was his whole world and he was his family’s world. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Nolan and Mary Kinney; sister, Elizabeth Smith; and brothers, Jimmy Kinney and James Kinney.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Kinney; daughters, Mary (Chris) Brooks and Pam (Doug) Daniel; son, Joshua James Kinney; brothers, William (Terry) Kinney, Henry (Patsy) Kinney; three granddaughters and seven grandsons who were his heart; three wonderful great-grandsons; and a lot of loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014

Wilburn Lee Martin
Died Jan. 27, 2014
Wilburn Lee Martin, 95, of Maysville, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
Born in Union Point, he was a son of the late Lee Oliver and Leila Tolbert Mize Martin. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the African and European Theater. He was self-employed as a carpenter and a farmer. He was a member of Oconee Baptist Church. Mr. Martin was also preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Wilda “Bill” Wheeler Martin; sister, Hazel Martin Spencer; and brother, George Martin.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Jean M. and Charles Wheeler of Maysville; grandson and wife, Andrew and Mandy Wheeler of Maysville, great grandchild, McKenzie Lynn Wheeler of Maysville, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday Jan. 31, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Carlan officiating. Interment will follow at Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee Baptist Church, 4554 Hwy 82 N, Maysville, GA 30558.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014

Robby Robertson
Died Jan. 25, 2014
Bobby G. “Robby” Robertson Jr., 52, of Flowery Branch, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, while surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Gainesville, he attended Gainesville High School. He went to work for Metropolitan Government in Nashville, Tenn., in 1998 and enjoyed the team that he worked with at McCabe Golf Course until a heart condition caused his early retirement in March 2009. Bobby lived life to the fullest, enjoying his golf, football games and many friendships. He never met a stranger and had a captivating smile for all.
During his illness, he made many special friends at St. Thomas Hospital-West in Nashville, Tenn. He was able to make his journey back to Gainesville recently and enjoyed reconnecting with longtime friends and school buddies.
During the past few weeks of Bobby’s declining health, the family is very grateful for the wonderful care from Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Robertson; maternal grandparents, Hoyt and Stella Bennett; paternal grandparents, Fred and Mary Lucy Robertson; brother-in-law, Randall Lee Bruce Sr.; and nephew, Randall Lee Bruce.
Survivors include his father and wife, Bobby and Angela Robertson of Lula; sisters and brother-in-law, Sheryl and Chuck Reed of Flowery Branch and Susan Robertson and Beth Robertson, both of Gainesville; brother, Justin Robertson of Lula; nieces, Tiffany Reed of Flowery Branch and Tabatha Bourchier of Winder; and many friends and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home. The Rev. Rusty Newman officiated.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014

Savilla Sanders
Died Jan. 26, 2014
Savilla Mardell Sanders, 77, of Statham, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
A homemaker, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Jessie Rowland Gilreath, and husband, Paul Sanders.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Chris Everett of Statham; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Evelyn Gilreath of Bethlehem and Roy and Sylvia Gilreath of Statham; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and James Jones of Bethlehem; and grandchildren, C.J. Everett and Heather Everett.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Healan officiating. Interment followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014

Sara Thompson Tuck
Died Jan. 20, 2014
Mrs. Sara Thompson Tuck, 96, formerly of Sulligent, Ala., died Monday, January 20, 2014 in Katy, Texas.
Born in Sulligent, Ala., on Aug. 2, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Archer Russell and Susie Horton Gilmore. A resident of Sulligent for most of the first 60 years of her life, following the death of her husband, Troy Thompson, she married Claude Tuck Jr., and lived in Winder for the following 30 years. For the past five years, she lived in Niceville, Fla., and Katy, Texas, with her daughters. She retired as a school teacher where she taught sixth grade and junior high science in Sulligent. She graduated from the University of Alabama. She loved the church and was an active member of the United Methodist Church, both in Sulligent and Winder.
Survivors include her daughters, Liz Hayden of Katy, Texas, Jane Wood of Winder and Priscilla Kelly of Niceville, Fla.; son, David Tuck of Atlanta; sons-in-law, Earl Hayden, Ted Wood and Dwight Kelly; grandchildren, Breanna John, Bryan Hayden, Claudia Strow, Crystal Stevens, Michael and Darrell Kelly, and their spouses; 11 great grand-children; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A private graveside service and burial was held at the Sulligent City Cemetery on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, for family members. A public “Celebration of Sara’s Life” followed the private graveside service and burial at Sulligent First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Blake Thompson, her great-nephew, officiated.
Memorials may be made to Winder First Methodist Church.
Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, Ala.
The Paper, Jan. 30, 2014

Obituaries for the week of Jan. 19, 2014
Jerry Wayne Adams
Died Jan. 16, 2014
Jerry Wayne Adams, 61, of Winder, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
A Barrow County native, he was the owner of Adams’ Garage. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Wilbanks Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Becky Adams; children, Terry Joe Adams, Michael Dwayne Adams and Jeremy Blake Adams, all of Winder, and Melissa Ann Adams of Auburn; father, R. L. Miller of Winder; four grandchildren; and sisters, Debbie Bratcher, Becky Miller and Patricia Ritchie, all of Winder.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Baker officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 23, 2014

Jack Bishop
Died Jan. 14, 2014
Jackie “Jack” Bishop, 75, of Hoschton, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Doris Cowart Bishop; daughter, Angela and Allen McNeil of Buford; granddaughters, Ashley, Haley and Riley McNeil of Buford; brothers Tommy and Pat Bishop of Dacula and J.O. and Laverne Bishop of Buford; sisters-in-law, Betty Etheridge of Auburn, Margie Thompson of, Buford and Ruth Cowart and Brenda Cowart, both of Cumming; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Born May 27, 1938 in Norcross, he was a son of the late Palmer and Cleo Hamilton Bishop. He was a 1956 graduate of Norcross High School and was veteran of U.S. Air Force. He was retired from Amsco/Steris Company in Atlanta as a service tech with more than years of service.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Lamar Hansard and Mr. Bill Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park in Norcross. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. Those desiring to do so may make memorial donations to The American Cancer Society, Gwinnett County Units, in memory of Jackie Bishop.
The Paper, Jan. 23, 2014

Lynn Jenkins
Died Jan. 17, 2014
Dr. Eleanor “Lynn” Jenkins, 48, of Lilburn, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
She was of the Christian faith. She was the senior adviser for program integration in the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of West Virginia where she was a member of Pi Beta Kappa sorority.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn Jenkins; daughters and son-in-law, Eleanor Abigail Camper (Tyler) of Savannah and Rachel Savannah Jenkins of Lilburn; parents, Willard K. and Elaine Dillard Watson of Statham; brother and sister-in-law, Carson Rick Watson (Jennifer) of Monroeville, Pa.; and nephews, Carson Derrick Watson and Sean Patrick Watson.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Statham First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Bennett officiating.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 23, 2014

Marilyn Jeanette Lambert
Died Jan. 16, 2014
Marilyn Jeanette Lambert, 60, of Gainesville, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at her residence, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. The Rev. Terry Jones will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17.

Born July 1, 1953 in Athens, she retired from Baldor Electric. She was preceded in death by mother, Catherine Smith Youngblood, and brother, Lamar Cheek.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Bill Lambert; daughters and sons-in-law, Deidra and Chris Pinion of Gainesville and Kelly and Marc Attaway of Flowery Branch; grandchildren, Taylor Pinion and Aaron Attaway; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Kris Youngblood of Hull; brother, Alan Cheek of Athens; sister, Kay Meadow of Ila; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Glory, Hope and Life, an organization that provides compassionate care for cancer patients and their families, at 725 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Suite 270, Gainesville, GA 30501, www.gloryhopelife.org.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, Jan. 23, 2014

Leona May Mikel
Died Jan. 12, 2014
Leona “Lea” May Mikel, 85, of Winder, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
She was Catholic and a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. She retired as an executive secretary for the Georgia Fireman’s Pension Fund.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Robert L. Mikel; sons, Robert L. Mikel Jr., (Michelle) of Winston-Salem, N.C., John William Mikel (Anne) of Conyers, Paul Joseph Mikel (Susan) of Loganville and James Cory Mikel (Shannon) of Alvins, Texas; daughter, Merille Ann Harrell of Winder; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A private funeral mass will be held at a later date.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 23, 2014

James Lamar Miller
Died Jan. 14, 2014
James Lamar Miller, 71, of Winder, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at his residence.
A son of the late Malcom and Classie Helms Miller, he attended Cross Road Baptist Church. He was a retiree of Raylock Inc. He was a United States Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Anita Miller; children, Robin and Danny Henderson, Headland, Ala., David Rogers, Paul Rogers, Steve Rogers, Mark Rogers, Tim Rogers and Jeffery Rogers, all of Winder, and Glenn Watson and Deborah Mercer, both of Austell; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Elaine Dudley of Hartford, Ala.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in the Pickett Cemetery in Clayton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 23, 2014

Charles Ridgeway
Died Jan. 16, 2014
James “Charles” Ridgeway, 56, of Bethlehem, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
He was a member of Bethlehem First Baptist Church. He was a poultry and cattle farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Charles Sr., and Gayle Harris Ridgeway, and son, Cory Ridgeway.
Survivors include his wife, Becky Ridgeway; son and daughter-in-law, Cody and Hannah Ridgeway of Gratis; sister, Tina Dodd of Bethlehem; and grandson, Corey Ridgeway of Gratis.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Peevy officiating. Interment will follow in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. Donations may be made to Gratis Church, P.O. Box 345, Monroe, GA 30655.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 23, 2014

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Donnie Carroll
Died Jan. 9, 2014
Donald Brail “Donnie” Carroll Sr., 59, of Carnesville, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
Born in Commerce, he was a son of the late James Albert Carroll and the late Bonnie Nell Mathis Carroll.
Survivors include his children, Cathy Bassett of Carnesville, Sharon Croya of Trafford, Ala., and Donnie Carroll Jr., of Danielsville; sisters, Mary Stanley of Athens and Shelby Jean Carroll and Teresa Lynn Beckworth, both of Danielsville; brothers, Terry Carroll and Talmadge Carroll, both of Athens; and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Jefferson Gospel Tabernacle Church, located at 321 Fields Road in Jefferson, with the Rev. Patsy Garrett officiating. The burial will follow in the Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 1 p.m. until the service.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Jan. 16, 2014

Kathy Harris
Died Jan. 10, 2014
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Burton Harris, 62, of Hartwell, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
Born Sept. 21, 1951, in Chamblee, she was a daughter of the late William Glenn and Annie Lee Burton. She was also preceded in death by her nephew, James Thomas Burton; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sara Jo and Bobby Harris. After graduating from Winder-Barrow High School, she married her high school sweetheart, Mike Harris, in July of 1971.
Kathy began her career at AT&T and continued onto Glynn Academy in Brunswick and Gwinnett County Public Schools, but her greatest career was being a devoted wife, mother and grandchildren who spent countless hours teaching life’s lessons and creating memories for all.
Survivors include her husband, Mike Harris; daughter, Christie McReynolds; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Jennifer Harris; grandchildren, Riley McReynolds and Blake Harris; brothers and sisters, James and Wylene Burton of Madison, Genny and Richard Cole of Lavonia, Martha and Richard Davis of Lavonia, Willene Bradford of Loganville and Wilbur and Susan Burton of Winder; many extended family members.
Services honoring Kathy’s life will be coordinated by Smith Funeral Home in Winder. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Smith Memory Chapel with Pastor James Peevy and Pastor Barry Cole officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, and for an hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 16, 2014
Betty Jean King McDaniel
Died Jan. 9, 2014
Betty Jean King McDaniel, 79, of Jefferson, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
Born in Wilmington, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Berry and Lois Irby King. She was a homemaker and a member of Crying in the Wilderness Church in Commerce. She was also preceded in death by her husband, LC McDaniel.
Survivors include her children, Fay King of Winder, Janey Andrews of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Mattie Smith of Winder, Helen Morrison of Commerce, Louise Smith of Nicholson, LC McDaniel Jr., of Taylorsville, Carolyn Perry of Jefferson, Paul McDaniel of Jefferson, Margie Kemper of Danielsville and Jeniffer Hudson of Gainesville; brother, Charles King of Huntsville, Ala.; 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 12, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Loyd Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the 1154 Highway 211 NE, Winder home of her daughter, Mattie Smith.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Jan. 16, 2014
Edith Pilar Olivares
Died Jan. 5, 2014
Edith Pilar Olivares, 79, of Winder, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
She had an unconditional love for her family and prayed for them. She also loved to cook, to sew and loved life itself. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hector Olivares, and son, Luis Hernan Olivares.
Survivors include her sons, Horacio Hartley Olivares of Florida, Greg Kirk Olivares of Ballground and Paul Bernard Olivares of Lilburn; daughters, Lucrecia Pilar Melton of Florida, Rita Marie Table of Stone Mountain and Vivian Rose O’Connor of Winder; brothers and sisters, Fresia, Luis, Sara, Lalo, Nina, Nino and Silvia; grandchildren, Heather Tate, Jenifer Robinson, Luis Olivares Jr., Laura Olivares, Christopher Olivares, Elizabeth Olivares, Nathan Olivares, Joseph Olivares, Danielle Olivares, Leslie Olivares George and Vincent Gordy; and great-grandchildren, Lauren Kostyk, Alyssah Robinson, Sadie Robinson, Emily Sharon Palmer and Analeigh Eden Rose George.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from noon until the service time. In lieu of flowers, a love offering may be made to the family.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Jan. 16, 2014

Runell H. Skinner
Died Jan. 8, 2014
Runell H. Skinner, 89, beloved wife of James Skinner of Winder, entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Un I Pac Athens Nursing Heritage Nursing Home.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Smith Memory Chapel.
Survivors include her husband, James Skinner; daughters, Jan (Edward “Buck) Cronic of Bethlehem and Eva (Lannie) Townsend of Winterville; son, Author Lee Skinner; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a greta-great-grandchild.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 16, 2014
Terry Tarpley
Died Jan. 6, 2014
Mr. Terry Tarpley, 56, of Loganville, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at his residence.
A native of Farmington, he was the son of the late Terrell and Gladys Duvall Tarpley. He was a U. S. Navy veteran and had attended Grace Baptist Church. He was a heating and air conditioning technician with the Feldman Group.
Survivors include his daughter, Nikki (Roger Dean) Ozbolt; two granddaughters; sisters, Cheryll Ann Hyde, Judy Tarpley and Janice Sue Moss; several nieces and nephews; a great-nephew; a great-niece; longtime friend for more than 35 years, Tim Hulsey; dedicated caregiver, Janice Renee’ Kirkland; and pet and best friend, Daisey.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Grace Baptist Church in Watkinsville, with the Rev. Ed Strickland officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 2-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 6401 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 16, 2014

Kathleen A. Amrozowicz
Died Jan. 1, 2014
Kathleen A. Amrozowicz, 71, of Lilburn, died Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014.
A memorial service was held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home with Pastor Russell Harbin officiating.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

Edith Alline Bentley
Died Jan. 1, 2014
Edith Alline Bentley, 87, of Winder, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
She attended Eastside Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Ira Bentley; and parents, James Henry and Grace L. King Reidling.
Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Crowe (Dale) of Winder and Patricia Diane Miller (Donny) of St. Cloud, Fla.; brother, James Reidling of Carl; sister, Mary Ann Stinchcomb of Carl; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Matthew Calvert officiating.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

James Thomas Brooks
Died Jan. 6, 2014
James Thomas Brooks, 75, of Winder, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
A native of Loganville, he was the son of the late Ellis and Ruth Garrett Brooks. He was a retiree of General Motors, where he served in the parts division at the Doraville Plant. He was the owner of West Barrow Auction. He attended Duncan Creek Congregational Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Brooks; children, Pam and Kem Allen, Greg and Jodi Phillips, Jim Brooks, Randy Brooks and Scott Brooks; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Everest Carlyle and the Rev. Dee Dillin officiating. Interment will be in Duncan Creek Congregational Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

Snake Hardy
Died Jan. 4, 2014
Robert “Snake” Hardy Jr., 70 of Winder, entered into rest Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Winder Health Care Center.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in the Smith Memory Chapel. Burial was in the Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hardy had retired after 37 years of service as a dispatcher with the Georgia State Patrol. He was a 1962 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School, and was a member of Union Baptist Church and the Georgia Sheriffs Association. He also was a member of the Winder Moose Lodge where he was a three-time past governor.
Survivors include his sister, Diane (Lindsey) Greeson of Winder; niece, Stephanie McFerrin; nephew, Brent Greeson; two great-nieces and a great-nephew.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Winder Health Care Center, 263 E. May St., Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

Mary Evelyn Harris
Died Jan. 6, 2014
Mary Evelyn Harris, 85, of Flowery Branch, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 in Orlando, Fla., following a sudden illness.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Buford with interment following in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul Garner will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec.18, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Jane Gillen. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and was retired from Southern Bell, where was a programmer. She was a volunteer at Boone High School in Orlando, Fla., where she won the Volunteer of the Year award. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jane Facondo, and daughter-in-law, Deborah Spalletti.
Survivors include her son, Frank Spalletti of Flowery Branch; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and David Harris of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Jeff and Kate Harris, Cindy and Ken Camp, John and Jana Shelton, Tina Shelton and Sherman Spalletti; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Harry Gillen and Clare Gillen, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

John Arlon Maddox
Died Jan. 1, 2014
John Arlon Maddox, 31, of Winder, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

William Walter Moon
Died Dec. 24, 2013
William Walter Moon, 42, of Winder, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
Survivors include his son, Josh Cain Thomas of Athens; sisters, Linda Wallace and husband Wayne of Commerce and Gayla Noblett and husband Kenneth of Winder; and a host of other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clark and Linda Moon.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Lawson Funeral Home.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

Linda G. Morris
Died Jan. 7, 2014
Linda G. Morris, 72, of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Blackshear Place Baptist Church. The Rev. Dave Channell will officiate.
Born July 17, 1941, in Glendale, Calif., she was a daughter of the late Richard and Janet Snyder. She was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Kim Morris of Flowery Branch and Jimmy and Donna Morris of Palmdale, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Glen Deane of Flowery Branch; grandchildren, Jessie Morris, Megan Montero and Sarah Morris; great-grandchild, Kody Montero; sister, Sandee Fisher of Clarksville; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scottish Rite, 1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, (404-785-5252).
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

Edith Pilar Olivares
Died Jan. 5, 2014
Edith Pilar Olivares, 78, of Winder, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the service. In lieu of flowers, a love offering may be made to the family.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

Sarah Louise Peppers
Died Jan. 4, 2014
Sarah Louise Peppers, 76, of Crawfordville, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
She worked more than 21 years for Harrison Poultry. She loved the guitar and singing.
Survivors include her brother, William H. Weaver and wife Linda of Winder; and sister, Holly P. Harrison of Crawfordville.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Peppers, and son, Timmy Peppers.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home. The Rev. Cory E. Sexton officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Winder.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

David Joel Poss
Died Jan. 6, 2014
David Joel Poss, 65, of Braselton, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at his residence.
Born May 27, 1948, he was a son of the late Herman Kennedy and Grace Bell Poss. He was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from Coca-Cola, where he worked as a machine operator for 43 years. Mr. Poss was also preceded in death by brothers, Bill Poss, Jimmy Poss and Kenny Poss.
Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Davie Jones of Braselton; brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Jesse and Marjorie Poss of Stone Mountain; brother, Ervin Poss of Winder; sister, Shirley Poss of Braselton; sister-in-law, Marjorie Poss of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home of Flowery Branch had charge of the arrangements. Send online condolences to www.memorialparkduneralhomes.com.
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

Ronald Grover Reed
Died Dec. 31, 2013
Ronald Grover Reed, 70, of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, following an extended illness.
A memorial celebration will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home.
Born in Gainesville on Dec. 23, 1943, he was a son of the late Roy and Lucille Howard Reed. He was a retired engineer from Norfolk Southern and of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Reed, and a sister, Jane Parks.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Ann Reed; son, Anthony Reed of Wisconsin; daughters, Melanie Bagley and Cindi Steele, both of Oakwood; sons and daughters-in-law, Shane and Cindy Reed of Gainesville, Marty Reed of Flowery Branch and Ronnie and Holly Reed of Gainesville; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, J.R. and Denise Reed of Commerce and Ricky and Patti Reed of Mt. Airy; brothers, Harold Reed of Gainesville and Frankie Reed of Pendergrass; sister, Nancy Miller of Gainesville; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346, www.alz.org.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

Betty Lou Voyles Lee Stephens
Died Jan. 2, 2014
Betty Lou Voyles Lee Stephens, 74, of Pendergrass, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.
Born in Jackson County, she was a daughter of Mrs. Eva Irvin Voyles of Apple Valley community of Commerce and the late Horace Crawford Voyles. A homemaker, she was a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church and the Golden Nugget Sunday school class.
She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Alfred Junior Lee and Clarence Stephens, and brothers, Billy Voyles and Lewis “Buck” Voyles.
The funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Pond Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Knight officiating. Interment followed in the Pond Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her children, Lewis (Diane) Lee of Jefferson, Missy (Paul) Mashburn of Cumming, Kenneth (Trang) Lee of Pendergrass, Joyce (Leroy) Vandiver of Gainesville, Adam (Jamie) Lee of Gainesville, Sam (Lisa) Lee of Commerce and Paul (Denise) Lee of Cornelia; brothers and sisters, Bobby Voyles, Mary Lee, Geraldine Brooks, Harold Voyles, Steve Voyles and Elbert Voyles; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.
Memorial donations may be made Pond Fork Baptist Church, in care of the Rev. Johnny and Judy Knight, 104 Gordon Road, Commerce, GA 30530.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

Elizabeth Green Ulery
Died Dec. 31, 2013
Mrs. Elizabeth Green Ulery, 90, of Buford, formerly of Cedartown, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
Mrs. Ulery worked in the accounting department with Atlanta Gas Light for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Ulery.
Survivors include her son, Bob Baker and wife Jan of Braselton; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family held inurnment services at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton on Friday Jan. 3, 2014, with Dr. Sondra Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Buford First United Methodist Church, 285 East Main Street, Buford, GA 30518.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

Robert Lewis White
Died Jan. 3, 2014
Robert Lewis White, 72 of Bethlehem, died Friday Jan. 3, 2014.
He was a member of the Bethlehem First Baptist Church for 47 years and served as a deacon for 43 years. He was also Brotherhood president, church trustee and Sunday school teacher. He was presently teaching the adult men’s Sunday school class. He was also a member of the Carter Hill Masonic Lodge and was one of the first Boy Scout leaders in Bethlehem. He retired from the Georgia National Guard after 33 years of service, serving 28 of those years as a technician. He worked in the past at Athens Street Service Station and most presently at Akins Ford as a driver. He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Richard White.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Frances Hayes White; daughters, Melissa Stinchcomb(Mike) of Bethlehem and Melanie Futch(Joshua) of Bethlehem; mother, Latrell Canup White of Bethlehem; grandchildren, Adam and Brandon Stinchcomb and Trent and Lindsey Futch.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Bethlehem First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Segars, the Rev. Mike Peevy and Pastor Jason Britt officiating. Interment was in Barrow Memorial Gardens with Clifford Peters, Steve Pierece, Roger Pendley, Benny Carroll and Randall Saunders honored as pallbearers.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 9, 2014

Virginia Baker
Died Dec. 14, 2013
Virginia Baker, 80, of Flowery Branch and formerly of Tifton, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
Arrangements were handled by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Grace L. Brown
Died Dec. 15, 2013
Grace L. Brown, 91, of Braselton, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
Arrangements were handled by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Martha Ann Burger
Died Dec. 25, 2013
Martha Ann Burger, 65, of Winder, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
Martha was a beloved mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Ginger Burger Moon and Tim and Marybeth Burger; sister, Rachel W. Maples; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Bethlehem Church in the Senior Chapel, located at 548 Christmas Ave., in Bethlehem. Pastor Shane Crowe officiated.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Jeffery Crumbley
Died Dec. 17, 2013
Jeffery Crumbley, age 47, of Winder, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
Arrangements were handled by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Barbara Ann Dietrich
Died Dec. 23, 2013
Barbara Ann Dietrich, 82, of Athens, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.
Mrs. Dietrich helped established the Auburn Seventh Day Adventist Church, having served for 10 years. She was an Adventist for 55 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Dietrich Sr.
Survivors include her sons, Donald E. Dietrich Sr., and Darryl Dietrich, both of Winder; daughters, Karen N. Crane and Denice Morris, both of Winder; brother, Walter E. Zornes Jr., of Dover, Del.; sister, Marilyn Robinson of Buford; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder with Pastor Jeff Westburg officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Auburn Seventh Day Adventist Church, 14 County Line Road, Auburn, GA 30011, 770-995-0811.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Bill Faulkner
Died Dec. 29, 2013
Grady Fornia “Bill” Faulkner, of 88, of Oakwood, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.
Born in Barberton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Fornia Grady and Ora Louise Walden Faulkner. He was a veteran of the United States Marines Corps, serving in World War II and in Okinawa, Japan, where he was the recipient of the Purple Heart Award. Mr. Faulkner retired from Lockheed Martin with 21 years of service and was later self employed as an electronics technician. He was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Faulkner; daughter, Bonnie Smith; sister, Nelle Gee; and brothers, J.C., Bob, Ronnie and Buddy Faulkner.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Johnson Faulkner; daughter, Katherine “Kitty” Yonce of Athens; son, David Faulkner Oakwood; sisters, Peggy Shirley of Jefferson and Helen Brown of Acworth; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services were held Thursday Jan. 2, 2014, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home. Interment followed in Woodbine Cemetery with Jody Smith, Scott Blankenship, Kiley Blankenship, Gerry Faulkner, Todd Samples, and Kenny Gee honored as pallbearers.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Martha N. Gazaway
Died Dec. 13 2013
Martha N. Gazaway, 69, of Winder, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
Survivors include her husband, Clifford Gazaway; mother, Gracie Chambers; daughters, Lisa Roberts and husband Danny, JoAnn Lee and husband Stevie, Stephanie Bradshaw and husband Josh, and Sara Page and Timothy Nalley; sisters, Jackie Tuggle and husband Ricky, and Frances Hall; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Mulberry Baptist Church in Braselton with the Rev. Ricky Tuggle and the Rev. Arthur Sutherland officiating.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Pee Wee Greenwood
Died Dec. 22, 2013
Lamar “Pee Wee” Greenwood, 72, of Winder, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
A native of Lawrenceville, he retired from R&R Manufacturing and was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Pearla Greenwood; sons, Barry (Angie) Greenwood of Danielsville and Shane (Crystal) Greenwood of Maysville; stepsons, Jamie (Sandra) Crowe of Braselton, Johnny Crowe of Winder and Jarvis Crowe of Walnut Grove; stepdaughter, Jennifer (Michael) Huff of Winder; brother, Grover (Linda) Greenwood of Buford; sisters, Betty Davis of Lawrenceville and Mary (Eugene) Nash of Winder; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Wright officiating. Burial followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Robert W. Holman
Died Dec. 28, 3013
Robert W. Holman, 78, of Bethlehem, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at his residence.
A native of Gwinnett County, he was preceded by a son, Phil Holman; and brother, Lewis Greeson. He was the owner of Holman’s Garage and Auto Salvage.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Casper Holman; children, Sherry Knight and Mitchell
Holman, both of Bethlehem, Michele Perkins and Mike Holman, both of Winder, Pam Hicks of Bethlehem, and Karen Hughes and Kathy Raybon, both of Winder; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; sister, Runnette Stinchcomb of Bogart; and brother, B.E. Greeson of Danielsville.
A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Pirkle and the Rev. Joel Shadburn officiating. Interment followed in the Nazareth United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

William H. Malcom
Died Dec. 26, 2013
William H. Malcom, 82, of Winder, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
He loved to fish, enjoyed the Farmer’s Market and being outdoors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie Mae Malcom.
Survivors include his son, David Malcom of Hoschton; brother, Lillious “Lee” Malcom of Hoschton; sister, Rachael Everett of Winder; grandchildren, Billy Malcom and wife Crystal of Jefferson, Matthew Malcom and Heather of Fayetteville, N.C., and Stephen Wheeler of Athens; nine great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in the Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery, located at 5995 Suwanee Dam Road in Sugar Hill.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Eleanor Salisbury
Died Dec. 26, 2014
Eleanor Salisbury, 92, of Jefferson, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
Arrangements will be handled by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Michael Sander
Died Dec. 15, 2013
Michael Sander, 68, of Winder, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
Arrangements were handled by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Billie Hyatt Smith
Died Dec. 26, 2013
Billie Hyatt Smith, 82, of Winder, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
She was co-owner of Elder Cleaners and was a member of Winder First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny F. Smith.
Survivors include her son, John Douglas Smith of Fort Worth, Texas; daughters, Kathy Maddox of Winder and Jeannie Murphy of Oakwood; sister, Bobbie Sue Nave of Asheville, N.C.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Tippens and the Rev. Larry Rary officiating. Burial followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winder First United Methodist Church, 280 N. Broad St., Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Sarah Jane Thomas
Died Dec. 21, 2013
Sarah Jane Thomas, 71, of Winder, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
She was a retired home healthcare nurse and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Thomas, and parents, Homer and Ruth Stinchcomb Pursley.
Survivors include her son, Ron McNinch Jr., of Guam; daughters, Cindy L. McNinch of Jefferson, Sharon Nation of Ila and Mary Jane McNinch of Colbert; brother, William Pursley of Homer; sister, Mary Virginia Pursley of Winder; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Pruett officiating. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Leon Elgie Watson Jr.
Died Dec. 25, 2013
Leon Elgie Watson Jr., 74, of Winder, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
He was retired from the Jack Wallace Company and was a member of First Baptist Church of Winder. He was also a Mason and a Shriner.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Linda Watson; sons, William Todd (Roberta) Watson of Bogart and Trent Alan (Sherry) Watson of Grand Prairie, Texas; uncle, J.C. Watson of Arkansas; niece, Crystal Blackmon of Germany; and six grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Irby Stanley officiating. Burial was held in Rose Hill Cemetery in Winder.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Slim Williamson
Died Dec. 25, 2013
Bradley “Slim” Williamson, 86, of Jefferson, and the Arcade community, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
Born in Jefferson, he was a son of the late George Owen and Ruby Mae Anglin Williamson. Slim started his career in radio and the country music industry as a popular Georgia radio disk jockey in the 1950s and1960s at WIMO in Winder, where he was known as “Slim from Horse Creek” and as a part-time performer in “Slim and the Georgia Peach Boys.” He built and owned radio stations in Cleveland, Louisville, Washington and Jackson, as well as in South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. He later developed one of country music’s first and most successful major independent record labels, Chart Records. The label eventually obtained an international distribution deal with RCA Records. Slim discovered numerous talented young recording artists including Lynn Anderson, Junior Samples and Ronnie McDowell. He produced many top 10 records in the 1960’s and ‘70’s according to Billboard and Cashbox Magazine’s country music charts. Slim went on to develop music publishing companies, including Yonah Music, named after Yonah Mountain in North Georgia, which was sold to Acuff-Rose Publishing Company. Slim’s music publishing companies earned numerous BMI, ASCAP and SESAC publishing awards. He published such songs as “Strangers” written by Liz Anderson and recorded by Merle Haggard, who later named his band “The Strangers.” After retirement, Slim and Merle, his loving wife of 65 years, returned to the Arcade community in Jackson County, where he was born and raised. He became a successful real estate developer in the Jefferson area and was an avid gardener who enjoyed operating a nursery for many years. Slim and Merle were known for their lavish Christmas light display that covered 5 acres of land at their home in Arcade. The display brought viewers from miles away and was a constant reminder of the true reason for the holiday. Slim found joy in the happiness of others and in spending time with his family and friends. He and Merle enjoyed a long and happy life together. Indeed a life well lived.
Survivors include his wife, Merlene Edins Williamson; son and daughter-in-law, Cliff and Cindy Williamson of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Bob Rice of Madison; son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Cathie Williamson of Athens; grandchildren, Cortney Tidwell, Jennifer Randolph, Steven Sanders, Samantha Nelms, Velvet Gregory and Amber Kopp; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Dennis officiating. The burial followed in the Williamson Family Cemetery with Steven Sanders, Ricky Conner, Randy Moore, Bob Rice, Drew Bray and Colby Kopp honored as pallbearers.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014

Doug Wood
Died. Dec. 27, 2013
Douglas Edwin Wood Sr., 70, of Hoschton, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Born in Hoschton, he was a son of the late Edwin D. “Tapp” Wood and the late Grace Elizabeth Wood Wood. He was an electrician who owned and operated Wood Electric.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Mae Wetherford Wood; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Tim Taffar of Hoschton; son, Eddie Wood of Hoschton; brother, David Wood and Denise of Jefferson; grandchildren, Seth, Hannah, Sarah and Silas; and nephew, Christopher Wood and Joy.
The funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Taffar officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 225 Peachtree St NE # 550, Atlanta, GA 30329 (404-320-7100).
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson
The Paper, Jan. 2, 2014