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OBITUARY PAGE - FEBRUARY 16, 2000 - HOMER, GA

MRS. PATTON
Homemaker
HOMER - Mrs. Beverly June Patton, 47, died Wednesday, February 9, 2000, at her residence following a sudden illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Patton was a daughter of Marlin and Elizabeth Griffin, Homer.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Christian Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February, 13, at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Billy Patton; one son, Gregory Patton, Homer; and one grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Beverly Patton Fund, c/o Ivie Funeral Home, P.O. Box 728, Commerce, GA 30529.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 16, 2000

MRS. GILLESPIE
Housewife
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Hazel Jeanette "Gennie" Wilson Gillespie, 77, died Friday, February 5, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Gillespie was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Willie Winford and Minnie Elizabeth Wilson.
She was a housewife and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 8, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Marshall Dale officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Grove Christian Church cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Wade and Lucy Gillespie, Anaheim, Calif., Randall and Jeannie Gillespie, Gillsville, and Jimmy and Wanda Gillespie, Maysville; sons, Wayne Gillespie, Lula, and Raymond Gillespie, Maysville; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and James Winters, Chicopee; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
The Banks County News, February 16, 2000

MRS. COTTON
Retired seamstress
GILLSVILLE - Mrs. Plonie Mae Tanner Cotton, 90, died Saturday, February 12, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a long illness.
Mrs. Cotton was born December 4, 1909, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Erastus Voyles and Laura Sanders Voyles.
She was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Homer.
Mrs. Cotton was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Cotton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 15, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph O. Smith officiating. Burial was in Midway Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth Tanner, Gillsville; four sisters, Hester Dickson, Snellville, Pauline Sosby, Cumming, Rosa Lou Stringer and Willard Strickland, both of Jefferson, and Laura Sailers, Bethelem; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 16, 2000

MR. MARTIN
Farmer
WATKINSVILLE - Oatha R. Martin, 83, died Friday, February 11, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens, following a long illness.
Mr. Martin was born April 24, 1916, in Banks County. He was a son of the late George and Lucy Sisk Martin.
Mr. Martin was of the Presbyterian faith.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 13, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Perkins officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene Clark Martin; two sons, Royce L. Martin, Nashville, Tenn., and Ronnie L. Martin, Watkinsville; two daughters, Ruby M. Berryman, Watkinsville, and Jeannie M. Mullin, Tustin Ranch, Calif.; one brother, Cecil Martin, Monroe; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 16, 2000

MISS SANDERS
Harmony Baptist member
HOLLINGSWORTH - Miss Hazel L. Sanders, 84, died Wednesday, February 9, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Miss Sanders was born December 9, 1915, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Horace T. and Norbia Cash Sanders.
Miss Sanders was retired from Carwood Manufacturing Company with a number of years of service and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers, John Sanders, Manson Sanders and Brad Sanders, and two sisters, Gladys Ivie and Naomi Oliver.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 10, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Gene Todd and J. Frank Sailers officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Robbie Bailey officiating at graveside.
Survivors include one sister, Carrie Moss, Hollingsworth; one brother, Jack Sanders, Baldwin; and several nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church, 5223 U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 16, 2000

MR. WALLS
Retired mechanic
EASTMAN - Cleve Manuel Walls, 66, died Thursday, February 10, 2000, at Dodge County Hospital.
Mr. Walls was born February 15, 1933, in Crisp, Ga. He was a son of the late Oscar Lee and Maggie Jane Brown Walls.
Mr. Walls was a mechanic, having retired from Jackson County Public Works. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delilah Grace Walls, and a sister, Doris Walls Herrington.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 13, at Penia Baptist Church, Cordele, with the Rev. James Dumas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Shannon Walls, William Tedder, Jason Lockhart, Israel Lockhart, Michael Vandiver and Tommy Garrett served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Paula Faye Owens provided organ music for the service, while Mrs. Vickie Brown played the piano and sang "Amazing Grace." Brown also sang "Take My Hand Precious Lord" acappela. The Rev. Dumas presented Mr. Walls' daughter, Mrs. Cynthia H. Thompson, the American Flag.
Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Thompson, Cumming; two brothers, James "Jim" Walls, Abbeville, and Oscar Lee Walls Jr., Maysville; five sisters, Elizabeth Walls Wilson, Pendergrass, Helen Walls Nester, Forsyth, Maggie Walls Vaughan, Alto, Lucille Walls McDaniel, Eastman, and Shirley Walls Edge, El Paso, Texas; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Dekle Funeral Home, Cordele, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 16, 2000

MRS. ALMOND
New Faith Methodist Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Lillian Annette Almond, died Friday, February 11, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Almond was born January 5, 1949. She was a daughter of the late Will Nathan and Lizzie Davenport.
Mrs. Almond had been employed with Solar Tech, Commerce, and was a member of New Faith Methodist Church, Commerce, where she served faithfully until her death.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 13, at New Faith Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Earls officiating.
Survivors include daughter, Paige Almond, Macon; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Torris Butterfield, Union City; and sister and brother-in-law, Rebbecca and Samuel Chaney, Commerce.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 16, 2000

MRS. BUTLER
Sister of countians
AUBURN - Mrs. Mildred Ramey Mitchell Butler, 88, died Monday, January 17, 2000.
Mrs. Butler was a native of Barrow County.
She was a homemaker and a member of Union Grove Baptist Church, Auburn.
Survivors include her husband, Alvin Butler; children, the Rev. and Rosa Mitchell, Florence Masters and Guy and Quillon Butler, all of Auburn, H.E. "Red" and Jewette Mitchell, Dacula, James and Hilda Butler, Charleston, S.C., Charolotte and Buford Smith, Oakwood, and Sue and Milton Turner, Lawrenceville; one sister, Rubye R. Keith, Hoschton; two half-sisters, Imogene Mills and Mary Waycaster, both of Baldwin; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 16, 2000

MR. MCNABB
Former barber
CARNESVILLE - Carroll Silas McNabb, 83, died Thursday, February 10, 2000.
Mr. McNabb was born August 21, 1916, in Marion County, Tenn. He was a son of the late Baird and Willie Foster McNabb.
Mr. McNabb was employed as a barber for 25 years in Decatur. He attended the Franklin County Church of Christ and was a member of Oakgrove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Whitwell, Tenn. Mr. McNabb was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lynn Williams McNabb, three sisters, Katherine Rose, Lena and Doris, and three brothers, Patrick, Jack and Jerry.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 12, at Oakgrove Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Phillip Layne officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. McNabb is survived by one sister, Annie Belle Johnson, Whitwell, Tenn., and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Franklin County Church of Christ, 188 Sandy Cross Road, Royston, GA 30662, to Oakgrove Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Whitwell, Tenn., or to the charity of one's choice.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 16, 2000



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