1930 - 2001
Ferma Jack Hammond, 70, of 626 Hammond-Williams Road, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001.
A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Buford H. and Jewel Sexton Hammond. He was a retired poultry and cattle farmer and a member of Moon's Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 1, 2001, at 3:00 PM at Lord and Stephens Chapel, Danielsville, with Revs. Dan Fuller and Tony Lee officiating. Interment will be in Moon's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Smith, Todd Smith, Barry Franks, Stanley James, Stephen James and Barry James.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth James Hammond; 2 sons, Keith J. Hammond of Danielsville and Kim E. Hammond of Athens; 2 sisters, Ravonda Hammond Minish and Barbara Hammond Moulder of Danielsville; 5 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
1910 - 2001
Violet Mappus Hart, 90, died August 11, 2001.
A native of Charleston, SC, she was a daughter of the late Theodore William and Lottie Rickter Mappus, the widow of Rev. Dr. George F. Hart, and was preceded in death by a great grandson, Brian Hart. A former resident of Huntsville, AL, she had made her home in this area for 13 years where she was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Mrs. Hart was a member of PEO Sorority, Retired Teachers Association, Lutheran Church Women and former Sunday School Superintendent of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Huntsville.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 4:00 PM at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with The Rev. Philip R. Hugel officiating. Interment will be Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 10:30 AM at Maple Hills Cemetery, Huntsville, AL.
Pallbearers will be Charles Cunningham, James Hansen, Robert Hawman, Edgar Helmey, Gene Lou and Larry Saye.
Survivors include 2 sons and daughters in law, Rev. David L. and Paula Hart of Watkinsville and R. Jonathan and Donna Hart of Savannah, GA; Grandson, Adam Hart; 3 granddaughters, Katharine Hart, Elizabeth Hart and Lindsey Hart and great grandson, Andrew Hart.
The family will receive friends at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Athens, GA or St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Huntsville, AL.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST is in charge of arrangements.www.lordandstephens.com
1948 - 2001
Geoffrey William Henson, 52, died August 12, 2001.
A native of Texas, he was a son of June M. Henson of Winterville and the late Harold J. Henson. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 11:00 AM from the graveside in Arnoldsville Cemetery.
Survivors in addition to his mother include 3 sons, Marcelino Roberto Garza, Michael J. Henson and Patrick William Henson, all of Arnoldsville; Sister, Judith Fleming of Winterville and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7:00 until 9:00 PM.
Lord and Stephens Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
June Marian Wapshott Henson
1926 - 2001
June Marian Wapshott Henson, 75, of Arnoldsville, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2001.
A native of Worcestshire, England, Mrs. Henson was a daughter of the late William Daly and Doris Louisa Bennett Wapshott. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Henson; a son, Geoffrey W. Henson; a sister, Yvonne Wapshott; and a brother, William C. Wapshott.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock on Tuesday at Arnoldsville Cemetery with the Rev. Lem Clark officiating.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and David Fleming, Winterville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Ann Wapshott, Arnoldville, Derek and Margaret Wapshott, Folkston, England; a sister-in-law, Sue Wapshott, Weybridge, England; four grandsons; three great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; and one granddaughter in love, Laurie Lewis.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 Monday evening at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel.
1935 - 2001
Bill Hembree, 66, died December 9, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, he was a son of the late Felton and Susie Meadow Hembree. He retired from Thomas Textile in 1988 and was a member of Whitehall Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 3:30 PM at Lord and Stephens Chapel, EAST with Revs. Buford Lockman and Elmer Butler officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hembree, Mike Hembree, Rusty Hembree, Mitch Teat, Gerald Maddox and Dennis Coker.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Jackie Roberts Hembree; Son and daughter in law, Scott and Sandi Hembree and granddaughter, Taylor; Daughter and son in law, Dennis and Susan Cook and granddaughter, Katie; 2 sisters and brothers in law, Ree and Hubert Logan and Mary Ruth and Sonny Stancell; Brother and sister in law, J.W. and Agnes Hembree; Sister in law, Barbara Roberts Teat; brother in law and caregiver, Larry Roberts and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7:00 until 9:00 PM.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST is in charge of arrangements.www.lordandstephens.com
Tony Roy Houser, 38, died April 12, 2002.
A lifelong resident of Oglethorpe County, he was a son of Frances Houser of Arnoldsville and the late David Percy Houser. He was plant manager for Charter Communications where he had been employed for 21 years.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Lord and Stephens Chapel, EAST with Revs. Larry Davison and Nathan Palmer officiating. Interment will be in Arnoldsville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Billy Porter, T.O. Cochran, Tim Hayes, Roger Suddeth, Hewitt Smith and Steve Livesay.
Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Howard, Jr., Glenn Dyer and Charter Communication employees.
Survivors in addition to his mother include a daughter, Mandy Ann Smith and son, Mitchell David Graham Houser, both of Colbert; Sister, Elizabeth Seagraves of Arnoldsville; brother, Doug Houser of Rayle and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Arnoldsville Cemetery Fund, c/o Grace Young, PO Box 5, Winterville, GA 30683.
1904 - 2002
Vernon Watson Hunnicutt, 97, died January 17, 2002 at his home in Comer, GA.
Born on a farm near Seneca, SC, 13 March, 1904, he was the son of Oscar A. and Beatrice F. Hunnicutt. At age 18 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and completed training at Great Lakes Naval Station. He served 6 months at which time he was voluntarily and honorably discharged due to a reduction in force following WW I. Shortly thereafter, he accepted employment with the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. He remained with AT&T for 42 years holding positions of lineman, cable splicer, field supervisor and with the home office in Atlanta, where he was equipment manager. Following retirement, he and his wife Mildred moved to the Comer area. Mildred, daughter of the late Bill and Mattie Caldwell, died in 1985. They had no children.
Vernon, a Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner was a member of the Shannon Masonic Lodge and the Valley of Atlanta Lodge. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Funeral services will be Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Lord and Stephens Chapel, Danielsville with Cecil Hunnicutt and Rev. Scott Brown officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Billy Compton, Jerry Ayers, John Terrell, Sr., Lee Hunnicutt, Ed Hunnicutt, Gene West and Tommy Cochran.
Survivors include his brother, Cecil F. Hunnicutt of Mt. Pleasant, SC and 2 sisters, Mildred St. John and Ellen Heekin, both of Atlantic Beach, FL.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
Arrangements by Lord and Stephens Funeral Home,Danielsville.www.lordandstephens.com