Miscellaneous Banks County, Georgia Obituaries
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MR. SIMMONS
World War II veteran
MAYSVILLE - Lloyd Clyde Simmons, 77, died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Simmons was born March 5, 1922, the son of the late William and Omie West Simmons.
He was a veteran of World War II and had worked in the textile industry. Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by two brothers, Hoyt Y. Simmons and Roy L. Simmons.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 5, in Banks County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. William Buzzie Simmons officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Bobby Simmons and J.R. Simmons, both of Commerce, and Edward L. Simmons, Mililani, Hawaii; one brother, Johnny Simmons, Commerce; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 1999

MISS GAILEY
Mt. Olive Baptist member
MAYSVILLE - Miss Reba Gailey, 92, died Monday, October 4, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Banks County, Miss Gailey was a daughter of the late John T. and Kittie Vaughn Gailey.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Miss Gailey was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Gailey and Clinton Gailey.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 6, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Brad Wilson, George Cobb and Brent Lord officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three nieces, Betty Cobb, Scottsboro, Ala., Beverly Lord, Commerce, and Peggy Jo Paul, Warner Robins; nephews and cousins.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 1999

MR. SMITH
Union Hill Baptist member
BALDWIN - Azero H. Smith, 80, died Saturday, October 2, 1999, at Stephens County Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Smith was born October 29, 1918. He was a son of the late Virgil and Nellie Armour Smith.
Mr. Smith was retired from Toccoa Manufacturing Company, following several years of service, and was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Smith, and two sisters, Mae Newsome and Willie Payne. Mr. Smith was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 3, at Union Hill Baptist Church with Elders Paul Bryson and David Bryson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Rev. Marvin Loudermilk officiating at graveside.
Survivors include his wife, Mozelle Kelley Smith; two daughters, Brenda Lewallen and Shirley Simmons, both of Baldwin; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 1999

MR. ROBERTS
Minister
MAYSVILLE - Howard Jessie Roberts, 79, died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Homer, Mr. Roberts was born April 18, 1920. He was a son of the late Enoch and Ella Scott Roberts. 
Mr. Roberts was a minister.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 5, at The Church of God with the Revs. Melvin Kramer, Louis Gaddis and Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Midway Cemetery, Gillsville.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Roberts; four sons, Clayton Greenway and Doug Roberts, both of Gainesville, Terry Greenway, Macon, and Leon Roberts, Maysville; two daughters, Reba Morgan, Gainesville, and Bonnie Parson, Maysville; two brothers, Robert Roberts, Gainesville, and Ted Roberts, Homer; three sisters, Ruby Edge, Gainesville, Ruth Strickland, Homer, and Roberta Watkins, Gillsville; and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 1999

MRS. BALLENGER
Blue Bell Mfg. retiree
COMMERCE - Mrs. Reba Pendergrass Ballenger, 76, died Friday, October 1, 1999, at St. Mary's Longterm Care Center.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Ballenger was born February 5, 1923. She was a daughter of the late Thad and Bessie Maebelle Snipes Pendergrass.
Mrs. Ballenger was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick Esco Ballenger.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. John Turlington officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Donald Adams, Toccoa; three daughters, Sybil Looney and Shirley Sorrow, both of Commerce, and Helen Venable, Nicholson; three sisters, Lillie Clark, Royston, Ethel Gary, Commerce, and Maebelle Motes, Porterdale; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 1999 

MRS. ARMOUR
Homemaker
ALTO - Mrs. Polly Armour, 89, died Saturday, October 2, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Lumpkin County, Mrs. Armour lived most of her life in Hall County. She was a daughter of the late Samuel and Nancy Dockery Waters.
Mrs. Armour was a homemaker and a member of Town Creek Baptist Church, Lumpkin County.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 5, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Jacob Armour and Lester Haynes officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating at graveside.
Survivors include her husband, Leco Armour; six daughters, Imogene Wade, Demorest, Joydean Martin, Cornelia, and Geneva Wade, Doris Jones, Linda Ferguson and Patsy Armour, all of Alto; four sons, Ralph Armour, Cornelia, and Bennie Armour, Perry Armour and L.J. Armour, all of Alto; one brother, Jim Waters, Dahlonega; one sister, Arzona Long, Etowah, Tenn.; 29 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 1999

MR. LEDFORD
Retired logger, farmer
ALTO - John W. Ledford, 84, died Saturday, October 2, 1999, at Stephens County Hospital following a short illness.
Mr. Ledford was born September 15, 1915 in Yancy County, N.C. He was a son of the late Wates and Myra Hensley Ledford. 
Mr. Ledford was a retired logger and farmer and was a member of Barnardsville Baptist Church. 
Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Revs. Herbert Chisenhall and Oscar Crosby officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Banks Ledford; five daughters, Jerlene Robertson, Weaverville, N.C., Peggy Ann Rambo, Lawrenceville, Margie Whitson and Judy Harwood, both of Candler, N.C., and Carolyn Franklin, Hendersonville, N.C.; four sons, Benny Lewis Ledford, Jackson, Earl Winslow Ledford, Asheville, N.C., Jack Ray Ledford, Baldwin, and Freddie Banks Ledford, Alto; three sisters, Bertha Hensley and Mae O'Donnell, both of Barnardsville, N.C., and Pearl Murphy, Johnson City, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 1999

MR. ELROD
Carnesville native
HULL - Clarence J. Elrod, 77, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, following an extended illness.
Mr. Elrod was born August 20, 1922 in Carnesville. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jimmy Owensby officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include his wife, Omie N. Elrod; one son, Fred Elrod, Gainesville; two daughters, Sandra Ann Elrod, Gainesville, and Wanda Patton, Greer, S.C.; two step-sons, John Norris, Carnesville, and Tommy Norris, Toccoa; one step-daughter, Bonnie Manley, Greer, S.C.; three brothers, the Rev. Charles Elrod, Commerce, Clifford Elrod, Statham, and Dale Elrod, Hull; and two sisters, Bessie Mae Crawford, Commerce, and Ruth Slater, Center.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 1999

MR. SHOUPPE
Teacher
SAUTEE NACOOCHEE - Stephen Shouppe, 41, died Saturday, October 2, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Shouppe was born September 16, 1958 in Miami, Fla. He was a son of Joe P. Shouppe, Clearwater, Fla., and the late Ruth Kircher Shouppe.
Mr. Shouppe was a graduate of Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Fla. He had lived in this area for the past four years and was a teacher with the Habersham and Banks County School systems. Mr. Shouppe was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Clarkesville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 5, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Dr. Phil Griffin and the Rev. Tom Fish officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Dorothy Shouppe; one daughter, Samantha Shouppe, Sautee Nacoochee; and one son, Stephen Shouppe Jr., Sautee Nacoochee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one's local high school Booster Club.
Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 1999

MRS. STONE
Ebenezer Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Azalee Fulghum Stone, 93, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Stone was born December 30, 1906, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Manley and Ola Sewell Fulghum.
Mrs. Stone had lived most of her life in Stephens County, residing in Commerce for the past three years. She was employed with Coats and Clark for a number of years and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Dorcas Sunday School class and the Ebenezer 220 Fellowship Club. Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her husband, T. Bonner Stone, who passed away in 1971.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 21, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Sosby, Larry King and Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in Stephens Memorial Gardens. Terry Price, Gary Satterfield, Johnny Lawson, Ted Moore, Kenneth Sewell and Charlie Lanier served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Moore, Commerce; one granddaughter, Lisa Moore, Lawrenceville; seven step-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MRS. HAGGARD
Mt. Olive Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Jessie Faulkner Haggard, 87, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
Mrs. Haggard was born May 18, 1912, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Candler Allen and Mary Pittman Faulkner. 
Mrs. Haggard was retired from Blue Bell and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Haggard.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Carlton Peters and James J. McLendon officiating. Burial was in the Mount Olive Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Haggard is survived by one daughter, Janice Hubbard, Maysville; one sister, Blatz Mize, Commerce; two grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MR. LEDFORD
U.S. Army veteran
COMMERCE - Clomer Lamar "Slim" Ledford, 78, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Ledford was a native of Jackson County. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and also served in the Air National Guard. Mr. Ledford was retired from General Motors and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Madison County.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 19, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial was in the Talmo Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ethelene Myers Ledford; one son, Brandon Lamar Ledford, Commerce; two brothers, Charlie Ledford, Gillsville, and Franklin Ledford, Talmo; two sisters, Cynthia Mae Shelton and Ollie Jane Ledford, both of Talmo; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000
MRS. THOMAS
Towns County native
CLARKESVILLE - Mrs. Hazel D. Thomas, 70, died Saturday, May 20, 2000.
A native of Towns County, Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late James Frank and Lola Mae West Dyer.
She was retired from Kandy Kane Nursery and Learning Land and was a member of North Georgia Bible Church. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, D.L. Thomas.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 22, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, Demorest, with the Rev. Mark Akin officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Martin, Clarkesville; two sons, Roy Lee Thomas, Clarkesville, and Larry G. Thomas, Crawfordville, Fla.; three sisters, Betty Marolf and Lois "Cricket" Mason, both of Alto, and Velma Crawford, Greenrock, Ill.; three brothers, Loyd Dyer, Gillsville, Guy Dyer, Cornelia, and T.J. Dyer, Blairsville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MRS. CALLAWAY
Mother of countian
WASHINGTON - Mrs. Myrtie Ogletree Callaway, 90, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, in Thomson.
Mrs. Callaway was born in Taliaferro County, a daughter of the late Frank and Lucey Cheney Ogletree.
She had lived most of her life in Wilkes County and was retired from Royal Manufacturing Company in Washington. Mrs. Callaway had also been employed part-time with Wills Memorial Hospital and was a member of Phillips Mill Baptist Church, Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Thomas Callaway.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 19, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with the Revs. John M. King and Robert Jacobs officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Barry Callaway, Donnie Callaway, Gary Callaway, Hal Callaway, Tim Callaway and David Callaway served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, W.C. "Sonny" Callaway, Monroe, and Cecil Callaway, Homer; one daughter, Annie Callaway, Thomson; two brothers, Owen Ogletree, Bogart, and Cephas Ogletree, Union Point; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Phillips Mill Baptist Church, Washington.
Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MRS. GOBER
Housewife
COMMERCE - Mrs. Merle O. Gober, 92, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Gainesville Nursing Home.
Mrs. Gober was born June 10, 1907, a daughter of the late William Lamartine and Nettie Ovie Segraves O'Kelley.
She was a housewife. Mrs. Gober was preceded in death by her husband, George Dewey Gober, a son, William Henry Hawkins Gober, a great-grandson, Douglas Gober Smith, and two brothers, Ovie Lee O'Kelley and Dorsey O'Kelley.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 22, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating. Burial was in the Minish Family Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Dewey and Billie Stone Gober, Hull; two sisters, Cecil Sinift, Canton, Mich., and Geraldine Start Galena, Kan.; three grandchildren, Gerald Gober and Pamela Smith, both of Hull, and Ann Nix, Woodstock; eight great-grandchildren, Darrick, Amanda and Daniel Smith and Jeniece and Jenna Gober, all of Hull, and Sarah, Alan and Rachel Nix, all of Woodstock; and several nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Minish Cemetery Fund, c/o Susie Davis, 490 Minish Cemetery Road, Commerce, GA 30536.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MRS. LACOUNT
Homemaker
MT. AIRY - Mrs. Rachel Clark LaCount, 71, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mrs. LaCount was born April 23, 1929, in South Carolina. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Alice Langston Clark. 
Mrs. LaCount was a homemaker and was a member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Ralph Clark.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 24, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Ray Turpin and Bobby Langston officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, George LaCount; five daughters, Judy Owenby, Brenda McAllister and Pat Crocker, all of Mt. Airy, Faye Porterfield, Clarkesville, and Debbie Kardos, Valparaizo, Ind.; one son, Michael LaCount, Mt. Airy; one sister, Hazel Martin, Alto; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MR. MARTIN
Martin Family 
Cemetery rites
TALMO - Warren Albert Martin Jr., 31, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Martin was born July 23, 1968, a son of Warren Albert Sr. and Callie Christine Ledford Martin, Talmo.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 21, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Johnny Knight and Harvey Smith officiating. Burial was in the Martin Family Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include sister, Angela Renee Martin, Talmo; sister and brother-in-law, Gwen Martin and Craig Puntervold; special friend, Samantha Hulsey; three nieces, Dawn and Ashley Puntervold and Samantha Martin; and one nephew, Scott Miller.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000 

MR. BECK
U.S. Army veteran
CORNELIA - J.W. Beck, 68, died Saturday, August 26, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Beck had lived most of his life in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Lattie and Clara Watts Beck.
Mr. Beck was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He had worked as an insulator in the Atlanta and surrounding areas and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Beck was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post #7720.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 28, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the V.F.W. Memorial Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Rabun County Disabled American Veterans Chapter #15.
Mr. Beck is survived by his wife, Claudia McConnell Beck; one son, Dion Beck, Cornelia; two sisters, Lucille Lee, Cornelia, and Edith Pitts, Annapolis, Md.; and one grandchild.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

HIGHFIELD
Homemaker
JEFFERSON - Remonda Highfield, 28, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Highfield was born July 5, 1972, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Bobby and Ellen Martha Barrett Highfield.
Highfield was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Strickland officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Thompson; two daughters, Courtney Baker and Renee Baker, both of Commerce; three brothers, Jason Highfield, Eatonton, and John Highfield and Wayne Highfield, both of Danielsville; and one sister, Gail Ramsey, Danielsville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. CASH
World War II veteran
SMYRNA - Deward Cash, 74, died Friday, August 25, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Cash moved to Cobb County in 1949.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was employed by National Linen Service for 36 years before retiring. Mr. Cash was a member of Smyrna Second Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 29, in the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home, Smyrna, with the Revs. Cecil Dutton and T.P. Johnston officiating. Burial was in the Nails Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Homer.
Mr. Cash is survived by his wife, Joyce R. Cash; four sons, Jerome Deward Cash, Canton, David Mark Cash, Homer, Samuel Gresham Cash, Athens, and John Reed Cash, Woodstock; four sisters, Sarah Vickery, Smyrna, Geneva Brewer and Revalee Ayers, both of Marietta, and Laverne Fletcher, Tallahassee; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Nails Creek Baptist Church.
Carmichael Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. NEAVE
Contractor
MARTIN - Bruce Edward Neave, 35, died Saturday, August 26, 2000.
Mr. Neave was born March 7, 1965, in Oakland, Calif. He was a son of Sybilene Pritchett Neave, Martin, and James Lloyd Neave, Comer.
As an independent contractor, Mr. Neave was a drywall finisher and the owner of Neave Brothers Construction Company. He attended Franklin County High School and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 29, at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Grady Jordan and Duane Eller officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Tracy Coker Neave; one son, Brian James Neave; one step-son, Justin Grier; one step-daughter, Kathi Grier; two brothers, Jeff Neave, Alto, and Mike Neave, Seneca, S.C.; and one sister, Sheila Westbrooks, Royston.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the benefit fund established for his son, Brian, c/o Northeast Georgia Bank, Brian Neave Fund.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. REYNOLDS
Mechanic
COMMERCE - Roy Arnold Reynolds died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Reynolds was born January 14, 1943, in Fulton County. He was a son of the late Roy A. Reynolds Sr. and the late Vivian Jeanette Stephens Reynolds.
Mr. Reynolds was retired from the United States Postal Service, where he was a building equipment mechanic. He attended Grove Level Baptist Church, Maysville.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 24, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Chris Pritchett officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Greg Scott, Bob Morrow, Ralph Eten, Billy Compton, Larry White and Kevin White served as pallbearers.
Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife, Eleanor Octavia DeLong Reynolds; three daughters, Melody Scott, Franklin Springs, Misty McMorrow, Commerce, and Monya Compton, Lawrenceville; one sister, Jeanette White, Tucker; and three grandchildren, Eric and Brian Scott, both of Franklin Springs, and Sarah Pippin, Commerce.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000 

MR. WILBANKS
World War II veteran
BALDWIN - G.T. Wilbanks, 84, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Wilbanks was born November 26, 1915, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Gilliam and Samantha Payne Wilbanks. Mr. Wilbanks was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a poultry and cattle farmer. He was a member of Tates Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 25, at Tates Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Garry Garrison and Mike Robertson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Wilbanks is survived by his wife, Ruth Ayers Wilbanks; one daughter, Linda W. Harris, Demorest; three sons, Kenneth Wilbanks, Marshall Wilbanks and Franklin Wilbanks, all of Baldwin; six sisters, Vernice Wilkinson, Cornelia, Avoline Chitwood, Lavonia, and Estelle Newsome, Elsie Mae Andrews, Ruby Gailey and Christine Wilbanks, all of Baldwin; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. HILL
World War II veteran
MAYSVILLE - David Calvin Hill Sr., 86, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Hill was born July 24, 1914, in Cherokee County, a son of the late William Lewis and Mary Maggie Vaughn Hill.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a former shop superintendent. Mr. Hill was a member of Homer Baptist Church and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Bessie Sams Hill.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Gene Todd officiating. Burial was in the David C. Hill Family Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include four sons, David Calvin Hill Jr. and Thomas W. Hill, both of Maysville, and Don E. Hill and Orion C. Hill, both of Covington; three daughters, Jeanie Gordon, Reynolds, and Judy Redmond and Linda Scoggins, both of Maysville; one brother, Norman Jack Hill, Ellijay; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000
 

MR. HYATT
California native
HOMER - Larrie Walter Hyatt, 51, of Homer, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at Emory University Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Hyatt was born October 14, 1948, in San Diego, Calif. He was a son of Stanley and Gail Hyatt, Homer.
Mr. Hyatt was employed with Statham Tire Co. in Snellville and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 31, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Vaughn Howington Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Charity Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one daughter, April Ann Hyatt, Colorado; one son, Stuart Stanley Hyatt, Des Moines, Iowa; and one brother, Timothy A. Hyatt, Sima Valley, Calif.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. GAILEY
Yonah Memorial 
Gardens rites
JONESBORO - Ray Everett Gailey, 62, died Monday, August 28, 2000.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 30, in the Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel, followed by a service at B C Grant Baptist Church, Cornelia, with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens, Cornelia.
Mr. Gailey is survived by his wife, Ruby Gailey; two sons, Rodney Gailey, Enterprise, Ala., and Ricky Gailey, Jonesboro; his mother, Eleanor Gailey, Alto; one brother, Mitchell Gailey, Baldwin; and five grandchildren.
Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home and McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, were in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. HILL
General Motors retiree
JEFFERSON - Carl Clay Hill, 88, died Thursday, August 24, 2000.
Mr. Hill was a native of Forsyth County. He was retired from General Motors and was a member of Piedmont United Methodist Church.
Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Dean Hill, and a grandson, Charles Clay Hill.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Tapp Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Gaylon Beard officiating. Graveside services were held Sunday, August 27, in the Level Creek United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mr. Hill is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Fray Ned and Marilyn Hill, Elberton, and the Rev. Hulon and Sara Hill, Jefferson; one sister, Geneva Mae Hill, Maysville; sister-in-law, Clara Mae Hill, Suwanee; two grandchildren, Brenda Christopher and Tim Hill; and two great-grandchildren, Misty Christopher and Amber Hill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church Mini Bus Fund, 4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson, GA 30549, or to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097.
Tapp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000


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