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Debra Mullinax
Debra Louise Barnes Mullinax, 55, of Alto, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born in Rapid City, S.D. on January 6, 1953, the daughter of the late Harry and Barbara Norris Barnes. She was a homemaker and was Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Anthony Mullinax, Alto; daughter, Brandy Nicole Teasley, Mountain City; sister, Donna Faye Mullinax, Alto; niece, Shelly Lynn Mullinax Hicks, Cornelia; and four grandchildren.
No formal services are planned at this time.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 11, 2008.
Russell Brihn
Russell Brihn, 78, of Maysville, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born in Polk County, Wis., he was the son of the late August and Bertha Gerlot Brihn. He was a retired millwright.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Boswell Brihn, Maysville; sons, Robert Brihn, Danridge, Tenn., Allen Brihn, Waterford, Wis.; daughters, Catherine Brihn, Spooner, Wis., Mary Ellen Koss, Gleencoe, Minn., Lisa Brihn, Bloomington, Minn.; brother, Leo Brihn, Amery, Wis.; sister, Marion Anderson and Irene Larson, both of Clear Lake, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 8, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral home with the Rev. Grady Jordan officiating.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 11, 2008.
Paula Walden
Paula Ann Fields Walden, 52, of Jefferson, died Friday, June 6, 2008.
Born in Barrow County on August 13, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Billy Ray and Annie Geneva Gee Fields. She was a homemaker and was Baptist.
Survivors include daughters, April Smith, Ila, and Kimberly Moore, Hull; a son, Billy Ray Hawkes, Jefferson; sisters, Karen Fields and Susie Fields, both of Lula, Robin Parsons, Athens, and Tammy Johnson, Beachlake, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 10, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Palmer Pace officiating.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 11, 2008.
William Archer
William George Archer, 61, of Gainesville, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a short illness.
He was born in Hall County, where he lived most of his life, and was the son of the late Alvin and Florene Tench Archer. He was a welder by trade and was Baptist. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Archer was preceded in death by a sister, Birdie Martin; and brother, Albert Archer.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Archer, Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Eric Kish, Gillsville; son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Kristi Free, Gainesville; grandchildren, Stephen and Alesiah Kish, Makerzi, Mason and Luke Free; one great-grandchild, Dakota Baker; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Maxine Archer, Gainesville; sisters, Doris Allison and Pat Garmon, both of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, James and Nell Archer, Oakwood; sister-in-law, Nell Archer, Gainesville; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 10, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with Chaplains James Dumas and Bob Fiedler officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 11, 2008.
Clifford Palmer
Clifford P. Palmer, 86, of Loganville, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at the Our Heritage Residential Care Home.
He was born in Oglethorpe County, the son of the late William Oscar and Annie Barnett Palmer. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II and was a retired State of Georgia Wildlife Ranger for 34 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Palmer was preceded in death by a son, Paul Palmer; brothers, George Palmer and Charlie William Palmer; and sisters, Cathel Chester, Annie Ruth Ward and Billie Frances Palmer.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Lovell Palmer, Loganville; sons, Jeff Palmer, Loganville, Peter Palmer, San Antonio, Texas, and Rex Palmer, Auburn; a brother, John Palmer, Nicholson; sisters, Hilda Watkins and Myrtle Fouche, both of Nicholson, Lottie Moore, Jacksonville, Fla., Ruby Borkman, Alpharetta, Linda Middleton, Hayesville, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 12, at 3 p.m., at River of Life Worship Center in Nicholson with the Revs. Mike Stowers and Vernon Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Howington Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 11, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News. June 11, 2008.
William Durham
Funeral services for William Clinton Durham, 78, of Clarkesville, were held Thursday, June 5, 2008, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Cashion, the Revs. Furman Lewis and Tommy Stowe officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
He was born on September 17, 1929, the son of Fletcher and Merle Durham. He grew up on a farm in Banks County and graduated from Baldwin High School and North Georgia Tech. In 1959, he graduated from Southern Tech as an industrial engineer and worked as a plant manager in several companies over the years. Mr. Durham was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie; daughter and son-in-law, Britt and Gerald Cody; granddaughters, Morgan and Sarah Beth; brothers, sisters and their families; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 488, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 11, 2008
Edd Davis
Edd Davis, 83, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at his residence.
He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Claude B. and Novie Turpin Davis. He was retired from Jefferson Mills and was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Davis, Jefferson; sons, Edward Davis Jr. and Allan Davis, both of Athens; brother, John Davis, Hull; sisters, Hazel Smith, Roberta Wood and Claudia Chastain, all of Jefferson; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, June 12, at 10 a.m., at Jackson Memorial Gardens conducted by Scott Martin.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, June 11, 2008.
Edna Martin
Edna Magnolia Martin, 79, of Lula, died Saturday, June 7, 2008.
She was the daughter of the late William and Mary Watson Pierce. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County and was a member of Lula Assembly of Praise CH Church. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by sisters, Elsie Grizzell and Evelyn Savage; and a brother, William Hartwell Pierce.
Survivors include nieces, Patricia and Nancy Savage, Lula; nephews and spouses, Anthony “Tony” Savage, Larry and Elizabeth Beck, Charles and Eulene Beck, all of Lula, Gary and Darlene Grizzell, Flowery Branch; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Monday, June 9, in Westview Cemetery with the Rev. Scotty Poole officiating.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 11, 2008.
Annabell Murdock
Annabell Mobley Murdock, 96, of Commerce, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at BJC Medical Center in Commerce.
She was born on July 30, 1911, the daughter of the late Ike and Olive Howze Mobley. She was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Mrs. Murdock was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Cecil Murdock; and two young children.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Buddy C. and Clarice Murdock, Commerce; brother, Don Mobley, Archer City, Texas; grandson and wife, Steven and Gina Murdock, Colorado; granddaughter and husband, Luanne and Kenneth Pendley, Commerce; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews in Texas.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 6, at the Beaverdam Baptist Church with the Rev. Chad Payne officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 11, 2008.
Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks, 80, of Gillsville, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at his residence, following an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, he was the son of the late Willie and Bell Gilmer Parks. He was Baptist, and was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Parks; and brothers, Robert Parks and Billy Parks.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David Parks and Trina Milam, Gillsville; daughter, Linda Bell, Clarkesville; brother and sister-in-law, James and Annie Bell Parks, Gainesville; sisters, Mozelle Brady and Pearl Mayfield, both of Gainesville; grandchildren, Michael Parks, Daniel Parks, Brittani Parks Tipton, Wesley Bell, Jasmine Parks and Samuel Bell; pops “Little Angels”, also known as “Sugarlumps”, Wesley Bell, Samuel Bell, Dalton Milam, Caid Brady, Amber Milam, Zackery and Aydin Tipton; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 12, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Ledford officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 11, 2008.



 

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