August 26, 2003

Evelyn Elsie Hooks

Evelyn Elsie Hooks passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003.

Mrs. Hooks was a member of Living Word Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Living Word Evangelical Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in the Jonesboro City Cemetery.

Survivors include her sons, Timothy Hooks of Florida and Daniel L. Hooks of Fredericksburg, Va.; brothers, Arthur Eichholz and Manuel Eichholz; grandchildren, Erin and Lindsey Hooks; sister-in-law, Betty Jo Hooks of Stockbridge; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1123 McDonough Place, McDonough GA 30253-7017, or Community Hospice of North East, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Josef Coffey "Skipper" Vance, Jr.

Josef Coffey "Skipper" Vance, Jr., age 58 died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, in a plane crash.

Mr. Vance was a graduate of Wayne State College and West Georgia College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., and founder of Advertising Ideas. Mr. Vance served as past president of the Rotary of Jonesboro. He was a member of the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Commemorative Air Force. He will be remembered for his generous and compassionate heart and love of aviation. He was a faithful servant of the Lord. His last words to the ground crew were "God loves me so much, I have the best job in the world."

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 3480 E. Main St., College Park, Ga.

He is survived by his parents, Josef and Ann Vance of Highlands, N.C. and Largo, Fla.; sisters, Vicky Vance Rogers, and Dinah Vance Hoch; aunts Mary Lynn Broyles and Ethel Holder Vance; uncle, Tim W. Berryhill; nieces, Anna, Emily, and Rachael Hoch, and Jennifer and Rebecca Rogers; and Best

Friend, Arlene Sewell.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Josef C. Vance Jr. Aviation Memorial Fund, c/o Community Capital Bank, 2236 Mt. Zion Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236.