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Joe Vaughn
Joe Verner Vaughn, 78, of Homer, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at BJC Hospital in Commerce.
He was the son of the late Dock and Mae Coker Vaughn and was retired from Garrison Lumber Company.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Vaughn, Homer; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Sherry Vaughn, Hull, and Rickey and Dessie Vaughn, Commerce; brother, Olin Vaughn, Homer; sisters, Ruth Cotton, Cornelia, and Genell Carlan, Homer; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Don Blalock and Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in Banks County Memorial Gardens.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Louise Fincannon
Louise Arnold Fincannon, 76, of Homer, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at her residence following an extended illness.
Survivors include a son, Larry Roberson, Maysville; daughters, Dianne Langston, Royston, Carolyn Bathurst, Penny Noell and Tammie Arroway, all of Homer; brother, Charles Arnold, Homer; nine grandchildren; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 26, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Runell Anderson
Runell Nelms Anderson, 76, of Alto, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at her residence, following an extended illness.
She was born in Jackson County on June 12, 1931, and was the daughter of the late Floyd J. and Eddie Hogan McDougald. She was a member of the White Creek Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress. Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Anderson; sons, David and Dean Nelms; sister, Ruth Sosebee; brothers, Buddy and Paul J. McDougald; and a grandson, Chris Irvin.
Survivors include daughters, Annette Irvin, Toccoa, and Penny Smith, Murrayville; sons, Billy McDougald, Cornelia, Dale Nelms, Cleveland, and Darrell Nelms, Alto; sisters, Lunette Stover and Dora Mae Murphy, both of Gainesville, Shirley McKenney, Duluth; brothers, Duck McDougald, Cleveland, Curtis McDougald, Social Circle, and Floyd J. McDougald Jr., Cleveland; grandchildren, Morgan Smith, Avery Smith, Chris Nelms and Jerri Mason; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, at White Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Anthony Shore, Mark Gunter and Paul Flynn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Fannie Arrowood
Fannie Bell Arrowood, 77, of Alto, died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at a private healthcare facility, following an extended illness.
She was born in Rabun County on January 27, 1930, the daughter of the late Alex and Reba Rogers Welborn. She attended Baldwin Congregational Holiness Church and had worked as a spinner in various textile mills. Mrs. Arrowood was preceded in death by her husband, Arling A. Arrowood; and sisters, Allene Hensley and Jewell Hensley.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Sue Fairclough, Alto; sons, Arthur James Arrowood, Gainesville, Alfred Junior Arrowood and Wayne Lee Arrowood, both of Alto; brothers, Alex Welborn Jr., Keith Welborn and James Welborn, all of Rabun County; a sister, Geneva Greene, Dillard; and 9 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Revs. Sanford Kimbrell, Tim Beasley and Trent Campbell officiating. Burial was at Yonah Memorial Gardens.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
William Brown
William Jesse Brown, 57, of Commerce, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at his residence, following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Sam and Grace Parker Brown. He worked at CertainTeed Corporation of Athens for 30 years. Mr. Brown made a lot of friends that he considered family, loved ones stated.
Survivors include his wife, Angela Donnette Brown, Commerce; sons and daughters-in-law, Josh and Tiffany Brown, Alto, Nicholas and Kristy Sorrow, Pendergrass; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Chad Bridges, Danielsville; sister and brother-in-law, Judy Brown and James O’Kelley, Maysville; brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Bonnie Brown, Cleveland; eight grandchildren, Damian Brown, Patience Chaney, Cody Sorrow, Chase and Kaceen Bridges, Thaddeus Freeman, Payton Freeman and Tori Freeman.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Burgess officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Loyd West
Loyd Nelson West, 91, of Demorest, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at a local medical center.
He was born in Gwinnett County on November 28, 1916, the son of the late E. Webb and Florence Puckett West. He was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills, where he worked for several years, was formerly employed with Edward Flor Saddle Tree Manufacturing Company for several years, and also worked in a CCC Camp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mullinax West; brother, Eston West; sisters, Zora Knight and Irene Sexton. Mr. West was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II, where he served as a military policeman.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Joyce and Leon London and Sylvia Woodall, all of Cornelia; sisters, Ruth Kelley, Lithia Springs, and Dorothy Wilson, Powder Springs; sister-in-law, Leota Mullinax, Clarkesville; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, at 2 p.m., at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Revs. Billy Burrell and Michael Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Clarkesville Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Habersham Home, P.O. Box 37, Demorest.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Helen Rogers
Helen Elizabeth Browning Rogers, 65, of Oakwood, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Hall County, she was the daughter of the late Cary Jacob and Hattie Stover Browning. She graduated East Hall High School in 1961, and was employed with Atlas Food Systems for many years. She was Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Rex Rogers, Oakwood; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Keith Wallace, Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Tina Rogers, Flowery Branch, and Rocky and Leann Rogers, Gainesville; grandchildren, Maranda (Bruce) Hoover, Tyler Rogers, Ashley Rogers and Jordan Rogers, all of Flowery Branch, Braden Rogers, Walker Rogers, Cade Rogers and Anna Elizabeth Rogers, Christina Wallace, all of Gainesville, Sharee Allen, Lula, Jennifer (Nick) Rice and Josh Wallace, both of Dahlonega; 5.1 great-grandkids; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Dewitt Gilstrap, Modelle and Clyde Rich, Madeline and James Fowler, Sherry and Buddy Wiley; brothers, David Browning, Ronald Browning, Jim Browning, and Cary Jacob Browning Jr. and Rhonda Browning; several nieces and nephews; and other friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Revs. Scott Strickland, Dub Jenkins, Chris Anderson and Robbie Coleman officiating. Entombment was in Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
‘Bobby’ Hembree
Robert Edward “Bobby” Hembree, 71, of Fayetteville, formerly of Nicholson, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at his residence, following an extended illness.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Smith Hembree; daughters, Sherrie Sutton, Karen Hembree and Wendy Dowell; a son, Robert N. Hembree; eight grandchildren; six brothers; and seven sisters.
No public funeral services are planned at this time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Announcement courtesy of Ivie Funeral Home.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Peggy Irvin
Peggy Joan Irvin, 79, of Cornelia, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at a local care facility.
She was born on August 5, 1928, in White County, the daughter of the late Lat and Harriett Houston Vandiver. She was a member of the Cornelia First Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and James Norton, Hull; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Gail Irvin, Homer; sister, Vivian Smith, Cleveland; brother, Dan Vandiver, Lula; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 25, at Whitfield Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Crowe officiating. Burial was in Gateway Memorial Gardens in Cleveland.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Gladys Crow
Gladys Waldrup Crow, 89, of Cornelia, died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at a local care facility.
She was born on August 4, 1918, in Banks County, the daughter of the late Augustine and Sarah Worley Waldrup. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cornelia and was retired from Ethicon, Inc., with several years of service. Mrs. Crow was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar N. Crow Sr.; three sisters; and two brothers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Mark Gardner, Mt. Airy, Dorothy and Tim Lewis, Salem, S.C., Shelia Crow, Baldwin; sons and daughter-in-law, Edgar N. Crow Jr., Maysville, James Milton and Judy Crow, Mt. Airy; sister, Ellen Bramblett, Cornelia; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Revs. Greg Walton and David Turner officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cornelia Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Minnie Mize
Minnie Lucille Seagraves Mize, 88, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at the Oaks at Limestone, following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Love Thirsten and Lucy Burroughs Seagraves. She was retired from New Holland Mill and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Mrs. Mize was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Mize; grandson, Christopher Mize; one sister; and five brothers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ellen and Leroy Brown, Gainesville, Louise and Doug Helton, Lula, and Laura and Robert Rider, Hartwell; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard L. and Betty Mize, Homer, Terry Lee and Brenda Mize, Lula, and Ross and Cheryl Mize, Cleveland; grandchildren, Gina Reed, Jeff Rider, Joey Rider, Nina Robinson, Richard L. Mize Jr., Richelle Mize, Michael Mize, Matthew Mize, Chris Burke, Jenny Massey, Patricia Vahey, Melissa Williams and Cathey Ferguson; sister, Ruth Pittman, Nicholson; brothers, Jimmy Seagraves, Commerce, and Felton Seagraves, Milledgeville; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Pittman and Chris Burke officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Pauline Aycock
Pauline Carter Aycock, 92, of Cornelia, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008.
She was born on May 29, 1915, in Woodville, the daughter of the late Richard and Dinkie Martin Carter and was Baptist. Mrs. Aycock was preceded in death by her husband, James Horace Aycock; sisters, Carrie Brooks and Evie Smith; brothers, Bill, Albert, James and Reese Carter; and step-sons, Charles and Bill Aycock. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and a cherished friend to many, loved ones stated.
Survivors include a daughter, Claudette Aycock, Cornelia; step-daughter, Mayzell Mauldin, Baldwin; son and daughter-in-law, Wesley “Buddy” and Gloria Griffith, Crawford; step-sons and daughters-in-law, George and Verna Aycock, Alto, and Melvin and Judy Aycock, Starr, S.C.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris York officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Jerry Myers
Jerry Thomas Myers, 57, of Cleveland, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, following an extended illness.
He was born on June 6, 1950, the son of Hazel Cook Myers Chastain of Cleveland and the late Bobby E. Myers Sr.. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Myers; grandson, Jerry Myers; sister, Catherine Ojalia; and brothers-in-law, Johnny Dubois and Johnny Black. Mr. Myers was a veteran, having served in the United States Army with honor during the Vietnam Conflict, receiving the Bronze Service Star and Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Survivors in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Tammy Myers, Atlanta; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy Myers, Hardwick, James and Nancy Myers, Gainesville, Jason and Leslie Myers, Lula, Ronnie and Crystal Myers; a special friend, Shannon George, Villa Rica; grandchildren, Noah Myers, Justin, Stephanie and Amberleigh Myers, Jennifer, Alicia, Betty and James Myers Jr., Bethany, Jason and Alexander Myers, Christina, Tiffany Ronnie Jr. and Jerry Tray Myers; brothers and sister-in-law, Robert and Joann Myers, Hartwell, and Steven Myers, Cleveland; sister and brother-in-law, Rhonda and David Hopkins, Ellenwood; and nephew, Josh Myers, Cleveland; and numerous step-brothers and step-sisters.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, in the chapel of Alexander’s Gateway Funeral Home with the Revs. Loyd Martin and Bryan Satterfield officiating. Burial was in the Doster Family Cemetery in Barrow County.
Alexander’s Gateway Chapel Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Owen Patton
Owen Patton, 84, of Gainesville, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Banks County, he was the son of the late Marshall and Flora Terrell Patton and had lived in Hall County for the remainder of his life. He owned and operated Patton and Patton Survey Company and served as the Hall County Surveyor for 40 years. He was a charter member of Lakewood Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He coached little league baseball and was dedicated to the young boys he coached. He was also a member of the Gainesville Masonic Lodge. Mr. Patton was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Survivors include daughters, Diann Patton, Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Clifton and Ann Patton and Chris and Jill Patton, all of Gainesville; son, Jeff Patton, Las Vegas, Nev.; grandsons and spouses, Shane and Kara Clark, Chris and Melanie Clark, Troy and Kara Patton, Drew Patton, all of Gainesville; granddaughters and spouse, Tisha and Eddie Taylor, Oakwood, Candace Clark, Nashville, Tenn., Misty Patton, Taylor Patton and Tess Patton, all of Gainesville, Megan Patton, Las Vegas, Nev,; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at Lakewood Baptist Church. Burial will be in Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, May 28, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.
Raymond Lomax
Raymond Franklin Lomax, 79, of Gillsville, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, following an extended illness.
He was a native of Hall County and the son of the late Cleve and Melrose Holland Lomax. He was a member of the Clemmons Chapel United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Elizabeth Hicks Lomax; a son, Benny Lomax; granddaughters, Lori and Donna Lisa Lomax; brothers, Cliff Lomax, Harmon Lomax and Bob Lomax; sister, Doris Couch; and son-in-law, Danny Roper.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Ray Lomax Jr. and Terry Lomax and J.C. Lomax, all of Gillsville; Bobbie and Debbie Lomax, Gainesville; daughters, and son-in-law, Patsy Roper, Gainesville, Vickie and Roger Gasaway, Gillsville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Montine and James Roberts and Ethilene Kilgore, all of Gainesville; and several nieces, nephews, family and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Revs. Comer Ledford, Ben Tapp and Colonel Lanier officiating. Burial will be in Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 28, 2008.



 

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