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OBITUARY PAGE - JANUARY 19, 2000 - HOMER, GA

MR. SIMMONS
Leatherwood Baptist Church member
COMMERCE - Travis Simmons, 75, died Friday, January 14, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Simmons was born July 10, 1924 in Homer.
He had been employed with Garrison Brothers Lumber Company and was a member of Leatherwood Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 16, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Leroy Chastain and Tom Garrett officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Simmons; five sons, David Simmons, Samuel Ray Simmons, Thomas Elex Simmons and Travis Simmons Jr., all of Commerce, and Jimmy Gregg Simmons, Columbia, S.C.; six daughters, Julia Echols and Carol Parr, both of Danielsville, Angela Elrod, Homer, Shirley Samples, Hull, and Rita Seabolt and Belinda Simmons, both of Commerce; one brother, George Husley, Helen; 31 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 19, 2000

MR. CARLAN
Commerce native
DESOTO - A.B. Carlan Sr., 80, died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at Perfect Care, Americus.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Carlan was born June 29, 1919. He was a son of the late Count Pulaski and Therise Brooks Carlan.
Mr. Carlan attended public schools in Banks County, graduating from Banks County High School in 1938. He was a 1943 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture, with a BSA degree major in agricultural economics.
Mr. Carlan served in the 3rd United States Army Infantry 357th, 90th division during World War II. He was Infantry Unit Commander, Rifle Company in European Theater of Operations and was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster for Bravery In Action. Mr. Carlan was also awarded the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster (wounded twice), five Battle Stars and the Victory Medal.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 8, at DeSoto United Methodist Church with the Revs. Emory Gilbert, Claude Fullerton and Jerry Lillard officiating. Burial was in DeSoto City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Nancy Sumerford Carlan; daughter and son-in-law, Kitty Carlan and Roy Fricks, Americus; sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur Buell and Paula Carlan, St. Marks, Fla., and William Lawrence and Susan Carlan, Monroe; two sisters, Bertha Mae Thomas, Jefferson, and Kathleen Pruitt, Commerce; one brother, Ulysess Grant Carlan, Valdosta; and six grandchildren, Arthur Buell Carlan III, Tallahassee, Fla., Sidney Frances Carlan, St. Marks, Fla., William Austin Fricks and Christopher Carlan Fricks, both of Americus, and Hannah Adeline Carlan and Jake Cobb Carlan, both of Monroe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Bill Harris, 1801 Rose Ave., Americus, GA 31709; DeSoto United Methodist Church, DeSoto, GA 31743; or to Eterna Club University of Georgia School of Agriculture, Conner Hall, Athens, GA 30606.
Harvey's Reese Park Chapel Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 19, 2000

MRS. BURGER
Secretary
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Eleanor Prickett Burger, 89, died Friday, January 14, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Burger was born June 29, 1910, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Lovic and Bell Garrison Prickett.
Mrs. Burger had worked as a secretary and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Burger.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 16, at Dry Pond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Williams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two great-nieces, Barbaranne Hammond, Jefferson, and Marcia Hudson, Forest Park; and three great-nephews, Christopher Head, Roanoke, Va., Michael Head, Wilmington, N.C., and Patrick Head, Marietta.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 19, 2000

MRS. KENT
Hall County native
TOCCOA - Mrs. Emma Lucille Savage Kent, 88, died Monday, January 17, 2000.
A native of Hall County, Mrs. Kent was a daughter of the late Allen and Emma Harrington Savage.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Toccoa, where she served in the Chancel Choir and was a member of the Rhodes Sunday School Class, the Friendship Club and the Offbeat Band.
Mrs. Kent was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie I. Kent.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 19, at the First United Methodist Church of Toccoa with the Rev. Jack Lamb officiating. Burial was in the Holly Springs United Methodist Church cemetery. Chuck Hughes, Allen Hughes, Tony Kent, Bill Zanca, Kevin Boydston and Gene Price served as pallbearers. Those who served as honorary escort were Kyle Purcell, Andy Crawford, George Ware, Tony Smith and Jack Eldridge.
Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Hughes, Charlottesville, Va.; one son, Donald Kent, Cleveland; four sisters, Bonnie Brown, Ollie Henry and Evelyn Lipscomb, all of Maysville, and Louise Tolbert, Gainesville; one brother, Denver Savage, Maysville; and five grandchildren.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 19, 2000

MRS. SOUTHERS
Retired nurse's assistant
LULA - Mrs. Barbara Lee Southers, 73, died Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Southers was born April 8, 1926, in Ohio, but had lived in Gainesville for many years. She was a daughter of the late Doris Sloope Blackburn and Turner Blackburn and Rex Ober.
Mrs. Southers was retired from Northeast Georgia Medical Center as a nurse's assistant and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Gainesville, for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carl Southers.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 14, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Myron Leckie officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Gene Bales, Tobey Leckie, Jeff Nelson, Garland Wilkes, Mike Presley and Tony West served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter, Janie Southers, Gillsville; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Gary Collins, Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Patricia Southers, Chestnut Mountain, and Michael "Mike" and Kim Southers, Lula; sisters-in-law, Irene Jones, Chicopee, and Florrie Nell Southers, Gainesville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Louise and Myron Leckie, Candler, and Mildred and David Harrison, Richardson, Texas; brother-in-law, Buck Southers, Cumming; cousins, Tommy Parpart, Tennessee, and Patty Barston, Ohio; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 19, 2000



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