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Kerry Jerome McCoy, 39, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of Barbara Minish of Maysville and Jerry McCoy of Lula. Survivors in addition to his parents include a sister, Tonya McCoy, Dallas, Ga.; nephew, Austin Lively; his girlfriend, Misty McDonald, Gainesville and her children, Ivan, Promise and Destiny Santibanez. Services are scheduled for Tuesday, December 31, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with interment following in the Sunrise Cemetery in Maysville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, December 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lucille Netie Jacks, 89, died Monday, December 9, 2013, at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Jacks was born in Maysville, the daughter of the late Harrison and Chester Parr Seay. She was retired from General Times and was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church. Mrs. Jacks was preceded in death by her husband, Blanton Jacks; son, Melvin Jacks; grandson, Donnie Jacks; brothers, Otis Seay, Lewis Seay, J.B. Seay, Fred Seay, and Joe Seay; and sister, Mozelle Lord. Survivors include a daughter, Martha Yarbrough, Maysville; sister, Mary Sue King, Bonaire; grandchildren, Lisa Marlow (Steve), Jefferson, Pam Yarbrough (Chris Bridges), Maysville, Nikki Lord (Bryan), Homer; granddaughter-in-law, Judy Jacks, Jefferson; great-grandchildren, Jonathon Marlow (Katie), Commerce, Clint Jacks, Jefferson, Chasity Garrett, Homer, Jessica Marlow, Jefferson, Caitlin Lord, Homer, and Shannon Anderson (George), Jefferson; great-great-grandchildren, Cade Bougher, Jefferson, and Allison Anderson, Jefferson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 11, at 3 p.m., from the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Seay officiating. Interment will be at Jackson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riverside Baptist Church or Hospice Advantage. Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.

Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival has a sizzling weekend

Huge crowds descended upon Maysville last weekend to make it one of the largest festivals ever held in its 46-year history. Parking was a premium as visitors parked as far down as Grace Street at the Maysville Pharmacy all the way up to College Street at the parade lineup area. On the Banks County side of town, cars were parked all the way up Homer Street and onto Comer Street.

Saturday's parade drew an impressive crowd as the Tri-County Shriners from Hoschton participated with several entries.

Temperatures Saturday afternoon reached the mid-80s which resulted in many visitors leaving due to the heat. However, sunset brought temperatures down comfortably and droves of visitors back to the park.

Hooch Holler, a country rock band from Commerce, drew such a large crowd for the Saturday night street dance that visitors found it difficult to get through the aisles.

The Haunted Hayride line at City Hall averaged about one hundred people waiting at any given time Saturday evening.

Sunday saw beautiful weather as well as Tropical Depression Karen held out offering rainfall until after the festival closed.

Visit our Facebook page for fesitval photos.

1926 Maysville newspaper found among papers

1926 Maysville EnterpriseA copy of an August 1926 edition of the Maysville Enterprise was recently found among the papers of the late Kathryn Sheridan Turner. The lead story in the newspaper was the upcoming 1926-27 school year at Maysville High School. The paper also included a large society section as well as advertisements for county political candidates.

The Maysville Enterprise operated from 1916-1927. George Edward "G. E." Hill (1867-1928) was the owner and editor. This edition is only the second known surviving issue of the paper. A March 1927 edition was later reprinted and copies sold at the Maysville Festival.

Mrs. Turner, a resident of Homer Street and descendant of the Carr family, died September 1, 2012 at the age of 91. Her estate containing about fifty acres was sold to the City of Maysville, which has been clearing out the contents of her former residence. The newspaper was discovered in her house and is now at the library.

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