Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nellie Waters Wheeler and Clifford Wheeler

Nellie Waters (aprox. age 20)

Nellie sitting on the steps

Nellie Waters Wheeler (Aunt Nellie) (born:1914, died: 1972) Age: 58

Nellie was born on February 24, 1914 and passed away in January 1972.

Nellie was a resident of Commerce, Georgia.

We always loved going to visit Aunt Nellie as she would share stories of growing up on Cotton Street. Sad to say I don't remember many of the stories today but I remember the fellowship and her being very friendly to Susan and I when we would go each week for a visit.

She worked for many years for Bluebell in Commerce, and she worked there until she was unable to continue working because of Rheumatoid arthritis. She told us of how when she was working they would make her take the stairs instead of using the elevator to come downstairs, thinking this would make her quit working because of the stairs. They didn't know how determined that she was to stay working. She said that she would stay upstairs and eat lunch, instead of going down to eat and only come down in the evenings at the end of the day. They then told her that she couldn't eat upstairs, so she would take her some snacks in her purse and work thru her lunch. I believe that she knew as long as she worked that she was fighting the arthritis and winning.

Married To: Clifford Wheeler (born: 1913, died: May 10, 1999) Age: 85

Clifford Allen Wheeler, Commerce, GA

Clifford Allen Wheeler, 85, of 422 Wheeler Road died Monday, May 10, 1999.

A native of Jackson County, Mr. Wheeler was a son of the late Charlie A. and Bertha Purcell Wheeler. He was retired from Lockheed Manufacturing Co. as an aircraft technician and was of the Christian faith.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Waters Wheeler.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home with Robert Flippo and Tom Young officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Ada Wheeler; a daughter, Louise Woodhall, Johnson City, Tenn.; a son, Jimmy Wheeler, Lawrenceville; five sisters, Hazel Clark, Culpepper, Va., Golden Hile, Ashley, Ind., Jetteree Hull, Spencerville, Ind., Gwen Smitherman, Athens, and Vera Wheeler, Commerce; a brother, Garland Wheeler, Butler, Ind.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may made to St. Marys Hospice.

The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Louise Wheeler Woodall

She married Clifford Wheeler and they lived with Granny Waters on Cotton Street. They had two children, a son Jimmy and a daughter Louise. I don't remember Jimmy much growing up, but I remember Louise, she was about the same age as my sister, Lucy. What I enjoyed most was listening to Louise, Lucy and Juanita singing. I don't believe that there was a prettier sound.

Their Daughter


Louise Wheeler Woodall


Alison Baird Gagan
Allison Baird Gagan

Married To: Mark Gagan



Andrea Baird

Their Son

Jimmy Wheeler

Married To: Mary Myers Wheeler


Cheryl Wheeler Griffin

Married To: James Wayne Griffin


Amanda Griffin Blevins

Married To: Trent Blevins

Daughter: Scarlett

Angelia Griffin Schroeder

Married To: Theron Schroeder

Anna Griffin


Derek Wayne Griffin (born:      , died: 1987) Age:

Daron James Griffin

Charlotte Wheeler Kilgore

Married To: Matt Kilgore


Jonathan Kilgore

Josh Kilgore


Lydia Kilgore

Cathy Wheeler Evoy

Married To:


Christina Wheeler McCleery

Married To: Tim McCleery

Sons: Cole,

Family Photo's

The Jimmy Wheeler Family

Cathy (daughter), Mary (wife), Cheryl (daughter) and Christina (daughter)

Gene, Carla and Evie C. (cousins) Christina (Tina-daughter),Tim (son-in-law)and Jimmy

Louise with her nephew, Daron and nieces Anna and Angela G.

The Griffin Family

The Kilgore Family

The Gragan Family


The McCleery's Christina (grandaughter)

The Gagan's, Allison (grandaughter)

Andrea B. (grandaughter with great-grandson)

Cheryl G. (grandaughter)

The Kilgore's, Front Row: Jonathan, Charlotte (grandaughter) Back Row:Josh, Matt & Lydia

The Evoy's (Grandaughter, Cathy)

Great Grandchildren

Derek (deceased), Amanda, Daron, Angela And Anna (great-grandchildren)

Alma Waters Wilson And Q.D. Wilson

Alma Waters Wilson, (born:1916, died: 1984) Age: 68

Alma was born on November 8, 1916 and passed away in November 1984.

Alma was a resident of Commerce, Georgia.

Married To: Q.D. Wilson (born: 1/31/1917, died: 4/12/2007) Age: 90

BirthJan. 31, 1917, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 2007
Jackson County
Georgia, USA

Mr. Wilson was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corp. He was preceded in death by his wife Alma Waters Wilson.

Note: Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jackson Memorial Gardens
Jackson County
Georgia, USA

Created by: William Carson
Record added: Dec 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102749556

They have two sons, Jeffery B. and Johnny F.

For many years they operated a Peach Orchard Farm. They sold peaches locally as well as in other cities. Their were many summers that I shared with Jeff working grading and boxing peaches before we could ride our bikes down whatever dirt road that was in the area.

After the peaches started dying off, they got in to the business of raising chickens. If I remember correctly they had two chicken houses and they would raise chickens from chicks to full grown in about six weeks. They would keep the lights on at night so the chickens wouldn't roost and they thought that it was daytime so they would continue eating.

Their Sons

Jeffery F. Wilson (Jeff)

Johnny Wilson (John)


Tammy W. Kinlaw
Tonya Wilson
Q.D. Wilson, Tammy Wilson, Alma Waters Wilson

David Wilson