Thursday, May 07, 2009

My Hunter Genealogy Part 10

75. ALLEN CANDLER6 COLLINS (MARTHA JANE5 HUNTER, WILLIAM JOHNSON4, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 17 Jun 1882, and died Sep 1968. He married CORDIE L. HOOD 19 Aug 1900. She was born Abt. 1882, and died Unknown.

Child of ALLEN COLLINS and CORDIE HOOD is:
188. i. WILLAIM PAUL7 COLLINS.


76. WILLIAM FRANCIS6 HUNTER (JOHN A.5, WILLIAM JOHNSON4, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 13 Sep 1871, and died 09 Sep 1894. He married MARTHA ANN JACKSON 18 Aug 1889 in , Union, Ga, daughter of WILLIAM JACKSON and REBECCA GOFORTH. She was born 18 Jan 1866, and died 25 Mar 1916.

More About WILLIAM FRANCIS HUNTER:
Burial: Choestoe, Old, Cemetery, Union Co, Ga
Lived: almost 23 years (4 days short).

Child of WILLIAM HUNTER and MARTHA JACKSON is:
i. DR. S. VANUS7 HUNTER, b. 14 Sep 1890, , Union Co., Ga; d. 26 Aug 1970; m. LANNIE R. MILLER, 27 Sep 1914; b. 1894; d. Unknown.

Notes for DR. S. VANUS HUNTER:
Dr. S. Vanus Hunter, dentist
By ETHELENE DYER-JONES
Union Sentenal Feb. 22, 2006

Ethelene Dyer-Jones
From Union County have gone out some outstanding citizens to make a difference in places they chose to live and work outside these mountains and valleys. Such a person was Dr. S. Vanus Hunter, Dentist, who spent twenty-seven years of his years of practice in Commerce,Georgia.

S. Vanus Hunter was born September 14, 1890 in Union County, Choestoe District. His parents were William "Bill" Hunter (1871-1894) and Martha Ann "Mat" Jackson Hunter (1866- 1916). Both his parents were descendants of early settlers.

Bill Hunter's parents were John A. Hunter (1844-1913) and Elizabeth Collins Hunter (1844- 1924). Through her lineage, Vanus' grandmother Elizabeth was a daughter of Francis Collins, known as Frank (1816- 1864) and Rutha Nix Collins (1822-1893), and his great grandparents were Thompson Collins (1785-1858) and Celia Self Collins (1787-1880), first Celia

Collins settlers in Union County.

S. Vanus Hunter's mother, Martha Ann "Mat" Jackson was the fifth of eight children born to William Marion Jackson (1829-1912) and Rebecca Jane Goforth Jackson (1833- 1901) who lived in the Old Liberty section of Choestoe District, Union County. During the Civil War, Vanus's Grandfather Jackson served in the Union Army from December, 1863 through July, 1865. His service was in Tennessee and North Carolina.

When S. Vanus Hunter's father died in 1894, Vanus was only four years old. He lived most of his growing up years with his grandfather, William Marion Jackson. Vanus's mother married again to John Pruitt Collins following her first husband's death. From his Grandfather Jackson he learned a strong work ethic and a love for education. He was educated in the local one-room schools of Choestoe and New Liberty, and probably (though not proven) received his high school diploma either at Blairsville Collegiate Institute or Hiawassee Academy. While going to school, he worked on his grandfather's farm and did odd jobs to earn money.

On September 27, 1914, Vanus married beautiful Lannie R. Miller (1894-?), daughter of Jane Malinda Collins (1861-1931) and William J. "Bud" Miller (1849-1919).

Lannie Miller was a sister to Stephen Grady Miller (1891-1932), father of the Honorable Zell Miller, Governor of Georgia and US Senator. Lannie and Vanus were related through their Collins lineage. Her mother, Jane Malinda Collins Miller, was a daughter of Francis "Frank" Collins and Rutha Nix Collins.

After their marriage, the couple moved to Atlanta. Vanus got work first on the railroad and then in the post office. While still a clerk at the post office, he enrolled in Southern Dental College in Atlanta and graduated in 1917.

He opened his dental office and practice for awhile before the couple decided to move to C o m m e r c e , G e o rg i a . Maybe the lure of that northeast Georgia town was the railroad track which cuts through the middle of Commerce. His dental office where he practiced for twenty-seven years was near the railroad track.

Vanus and Lannie Miller Hunter did not have children of their own. Each had a compassionate heart. Vanus was active in First Baptist Church, Commerce, where he served as the Men's Bible Teacher for years. He served in civic organizations, helped to organize the Commerce Kiwanis Club, was active in the Georgia Dental Association and was a member of the Commerce Board of Education and the Commerce Building and Loan Association.

Dr. Vanus Hunter died August 26, 1970 and was interred in the Gray Hill Cemetery, Commerce. When his wife Lannie died several years later, she was buried beside her husband.

From a rocky childhood on a hard-scrabble farm, Vanus Hunter went out from Union County to make a difference in Jackson County, Georgia.

Right: Dr. S. Vanus Hunter and his wife, Lannie R. Miller Hun.

More About DR. S. VANUS HUNTER:
Burial: Gray Hill Cemetery, Commerce, , Ga

More About LANNIE R. MILLER:
Burial: Gray Hill Cemetery, Commerce, , Ga


77. MARTHA L.6 HUNTER (JOHN A.5, WILLIAM JOHNSON4, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 02 Nov 1886, and died 18 Jan 1966. She married ENON CHAPEL "EC" "CHAP" ENGLAND, son of THOMAS ENGLAND and NANCY TOWNSEND. He was born 22 Nov 1883 in , Union, Ga, and died 01 Nov 1963.

More About MARTHA L. HUNTER:
Burial: Pine Top Bapt Ch cem., Union Co., Ga

More About ENON CHAPEL "EC" "CHAP" ENGLAND:
Burial: Pine Top Bapt Ch cem., Union Co., Ga
Occupation: Baptist Minister

Child of MARTHA HUNTER and ENON ENGLAND is:
i. CORA7 ENGLAND, b. 12 Jul 1931; d. 08 Aug 1931.


78. JOSEPH DANIEL6 HUNTER (JAMES ANDREW5, WILLIAM JOHNSON4, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 13 Nov 1906, and died May 1990. He married FLORENCE JULIA JACKSON 01 Aug 1934 in , Union, Ga. She was born 13 Mar 1912, and died 17 Jun 2004.

Notes for FLORENCE JULIA JACKSON:
June 23, 2004 Page 5C



florence jackson hunter



Mrs. Florence Jackson Hunter, age 92, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Blairsville, GA., passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2004 in the Atlanta Medical Center.

Mrs. Hunter was born Wednesday, march 13, 1912 in Union County, GA., a daughter of the late Marion and Emma (Davis) Jackson. She was a former teacher. Mrs. Hunter had served on the Georgia Homemakers Council, the WMU and was a former member of Faith Baptist Church in Blairsville. She was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Lithia Springs. Mrs. Hunter was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hunter in 1990.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Shelba Hunter of Thayer, MO; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Jesse Thornton of Fairburn, GA; 2 sisters-in-law, Dora Spiva and Ida Jackson, both of Blairsville; four grandchildren, Nancy and Eugene Hallman, Julia and Britt Wilson, James and Jana Hunter and Mia Hunter; four step-grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 19, 2004 at Colonial Hills Baptist church with Rev. mark Smith officiating. Music was provided by Raymond Sauls and Elizabeth Sussman. Pallbearers were Sammy Nichols, Ernest Rice, Dean Danek, Bob Meredith, David Hobby, Neil Steigerwalt, Mark Sussman, Lyndall Rainwater, David Hicks, Britt Wilson, Hunter Wilson, Collin Wilson. Graveside services were in the Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery in Blairsville, GA., with music by Nell Rice.

Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.



The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

www.nganews.com



Children of JOSEPH HUNTER and FLORENCE JACKSON are:
189. i. JIM7 HUNTER, b. Aft. 1934.
ii. JOAN HUNTER, b. Aft. 1934; m. JESSE THORNTON.


79. DAN D. "DANDY"6 HUNTER (JAMES ANDREW5, WILLIAM JOHNSON4, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 26 Nov 1907 in Blairsville, Union, Ga, and died 21 Apr 1973 in Winchester, , SC. He married DOLLIE GERTRUDE SHULER 1939 in Blairsville, Union, Ga. She was born 20 Feb 1914 in Blairsville, Union, Ga, and died 21 Apr 1973 in Winchester, , SC.

Children of DAN HUNTER and DOLLIE SHULER are:
i. DAN7 HUNTER50, b. Aft. 1934, Blairsville, Union, Ga.

Notes for DAN HUNTER:
Lived in Chattanooga, Tn., currently living in Washington, DC.

More About DAN HUNTER:
Occupation: Air Force - 20 yeas.

ii. CHARLES R. 'BUD' HUNTER50, b. Aft. 1934.

More About CHARLES R. 'BUD' HUNTER:
Residence: 1999, Blairsville, Union, Ga

iii. JANE HUNTER50, b. Aft. 1934; m. A LEWIS; b. Abt. 1934.

More About JANE HUNTER:
Residence: Chattanooga, Tn

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