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OBITUARY PAGE - FEBRUARY 23, 2000 - HOMER, GA

MRS. ARNOLD
Silver Shoals Baptist
Church member
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Winnie H. Arnold, 79, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Arnold was born in Banks County, a daughter of the late Brazzie Hubbard and Bessie Campbell.
She was a homemaker and a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Arnold.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church with the Revs. David Bowen and Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Martin, Gainesville; one son, Jerry Arnold, Maysville; three brothers, A.J. Hubbard, Cornelia, Swain Hubbard, Gainesville, and Bill Hubbard, North Carolina; three sisters, Hattie Etris, Homer, and Bessie Page and Elizabeth Surkert, both of North Carolina; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000

MRS. STEWART
Seamstress
FARMINGTON - Mrs. Ola H. Stewart, 74, died Wednesday, February 16, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Stewart was a daughter of the late M.J. and Lizzie Daniels House.
She had lived in the Farmington area for most of her life and was a seamstress and homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Stewart Sr., and a son, Douglas Stewart.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, at Farmington Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Yancey officiating. Burial was in Farmington Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Stewart, Farmington, and Gail Martin, Bethlehem; four sons, Frank Stewart Jr., Winder, Larry Stewart, Clarkesville, Danny Stewart, Bogart, and Dennis Stewart, Farmington; two brothers, Gene House, Nicholson, and George House, Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Barbara Fullerton, Hull; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000

MR. WADDELL
Banks County native
ATHENS - Walter Marion Waddell, 88, died Monday, February 21, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Waddell was a son of the late Boyde and Lillie Jones Waddell.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hettie Mae Whitworth, and by his second wife, Elsie Beavers.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 22, in the Hudson Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating. Rick Melton, Scott King, Ron Mills, Larry Rogers, Jason Rogers and Jakob Rogers served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Marian Rogers, Arnoldsville, and Pat Thornton, Elberton; three sisters, Frances Griffith, Watkinsville, Annis Haggard, Winder, and Robbie Haggard, Commerce; two step-sons, Jim Beavers and Terry Beavers; five grandchildren, Terri Mill, Tammie King, Rick Melton, Larry Rogers and Jason Rogers; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000

MRS. CHITWOOD
Mt. Vernon Mills retiree
CORNELIA - Mrs. Ethel Forrester Chitwood, 72, died Sunday, February 20, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a short illness.
Mrs. Chitwood was born December 14, 1927, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late Will G. and Cora Duskie Ivie Forrester.
Mrs. Chitwood was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills, with 24 years of service, and was a lifetime member of the Grant Reeves V.F.W. Post #7720 Ladies Auxiliary. She was of the Baptist denomination.
Mrs. Chitwood was preceded in death by her husband, Joe M. Chitwood, a brother, Lewis Forrester, two sisters, Stella Yearwood and Grace Tench, and a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Chitwood.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 23, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. J.T. Tyson officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Dorsey Chitwood, Alto, John Green, Mt. Airy, and Billy Joe Rainwater, Jefferson City, Tenn.; three sisters, Frances Tyler, Clayton, Dorothy Grafton, Toccoa, and Emma Mullinax, Clarkesville; two brothers, Coleman Forrester, Columbia, S.C., and Bill Forrester, Cayce, S.C.; grandchildren, Bryant Chitwood, Demorest, Joey Chitwood, Acworth, Philip and Dawn Grindle, Dahlonega, Dan Green, Mt. Airy, and Sidney and Michelle Boatman and Bill Rainwater, all of Jefferson City, Tenn.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000

MR. SAILORS
Commerce First
UMC member
COMMERCE - Robert "Bob" Sailors, 89, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Sailors was born March 16, 1910, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Lon and Delia Dunson Sailors.
Mr. Sailors was a retired insurance salesman and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Hood Sailors.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Warren Huddleston and J.L. Griffith officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Sailors is survived by a son, George Sailors, Commerce; and a brother-in-law, W.C. Hood, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000

MR. WILSON
World War II veteran
ANDERSON, S.C. - Johnnie Wilson Jr., 71, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at Anderson Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
Mr. Wilson was born August 26, 1928, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Johnnie Wilson Sr. and Lelia Lauftus Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was retired from the textile industry.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two brothers, Odell Wilson and Russell Wilson, both of Commerce; two sisters, Janie Ballanger, Carnesville, and Virginia Archer, Center; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000

MRS. CHITWOOD
Baldwin C.H.C. member
BALDWIN - Mrs. Maude Wrighton Garner Chitwood, 70, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Chitwood was born March 4, 1929, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late William Jasper and Maude Elizabeth Savage Chitwood.
Mrs. Chitwood was formerly employed with Carwood Manufacturing Company and retired from Fieldale Farms Inc. in 1985. She was a member of Baldwin Congregational Holiness Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Herman Chitwood, a daughter, Jannett Chitwood Nations, and a son, Marion Chitwood.
Mrs. Chitwood was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, at Baldwin Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Sanford Kimbrell and Wilmer Ivester officiating. Burial was in the Baldwin City Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Faye Garrett, Mount Airy, and Quincy Lynn Weaver, Baldwin; two sons, Aaron Chitwood, Toccoa, and Danny David Chitwood, Cornelia; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000

MRS. POMPPER
New Jersey native
BALDWIN - Mrs. Elizabeth C. Pompper, 85, formerly of Quinton Township, N.J., died Friday, February 18, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Wildwood, N.J., Mrs. Pompper was a daughter of the late Herman G. and Helen Flemming Carstaedt. She was a longtime resident of Quinton Township, N.J., having lived in Baldwin for 10 years
Mrs. Pompper was a homemaker and an avid reader.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman G. Pompper Jr., two sons, William C. Pompper and James Pompper, a brother, William Carstaedt, and a sister, Helen Carstaedt.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 22, in the chapel of Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township, N.J. Burial was in the Salem Baptist Church cemetery, Salem, N.J.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen McAllister, Shiloh, N.J.; three sons, Lewis C. Pompper, Shiloh, N.J., Herman Pompper III, Baldwin, and Frank M. Pompper, Bridgeton, N.J.; one sister, Doris Livingston, Baldwin; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin was in charge of local arrangements, while Padgett Funeral Home, Bridgeton, N.J., was in charge of out-of-state arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000

MR. SHOCKLEY
Preacher
LULA - Joseph R. "Joey" Shockley, 26, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at his residence following an accident.
Mr. Shockley was born in Banks County, where he lived most of his life. He was a son of Horace and Susan Shockley, Lula.
Mr. Shockley was a preacher and was employed as a logger. He was a member of Lula Full Gospel Worship Center, where he served as a Sunday School teacher.
Mr. Shockley was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clifford Shockley.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 20, at Lula Full Gospel Worship Center with the Revs. Grady Saxon and Shane Turner officiating. Burial was in the Living Mission Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Alisha Kidd Shockley; one son, Brandon Shockley, Lula; one daughter, Naomi Shockley, Lula; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Denise Shockley and Rodney and Michelle Shockley, all of Lula; one sister, Hollie Shockley, Lula; grandmothers, Wilee Ree Shockley, Lula, Betty Elliott, Athens, and Melva Hendrix, Brooksville, Fla.; grandfather, Harry Elliott, Athens; mother-in-law, Jo Kidd Seabolt, Gillsville; fathers-in-law, Wesley Kidd, Mike Seabolt and David Buffington, all of Gillsville; brother-in-law, Bryan Kidd, Gillsville; two nephews, Stephen Shockley and Allen Shockley, both of Lula; one niece, Cassida Rae Shockley, Lula; uncle, William Shockley, Lula; and a number of aunts and other uncles.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the youth ministry of Lula Full Gospel Worship Center.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000

MRS. WILBANKS
Commerce First
UMC member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Frances Anthony Wilbanks, 74, died Sunday, February 20, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Wilbanks was born February 3, 1926, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late John J. and Grace A. Venable Anthony.
Mrs. Wilbanks was retired from General Time and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. She had served as past president of the Commerce Pilot Club.
Mrs. Wilbanks was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ed Wilbanks.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, February 23, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Elwyn Wilbanks officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy McClure, Marietta, and Debbie Moore, Panama City Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Olivia (Jack) Shirley and Lottie Nix, both of Commerce; two grandchildren, Chuck Ledford and Kim Martin; and four great-grandchildren, Charlie Ledford and C.J. Wilkes and Drew and Lauren Martin.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000

MR. RICHEY
U.S. Air Force retiree
COMMERCE - Gerald K. Richey, 65, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at Emory Hospital following a sudden illness.
Mr. Richey was born March 7, 1934, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Jessie Lee Richey Sr. and Lena Bertie Martin Richey.
Mr. Richey was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie Richey.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Curtis Green officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Baker Richey; three children, Cheryl Cummins, Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Wanda Wilson and Starla Smallwood, both of Commerce; three brothers, J.L. Richey, Olympia, Wash., James Bouy Richey, Blue Earth, Minn., and William Billy Richey, Jefferson; three sisters, Martha Smith, Jefferson, Willie Faye Smith, Sugar Hill, and Frances Elrod, Commerce; and eight grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000

MR. WHEELER
U.S. Army veteran
FORT WAYNE, IND. - Garland W. Wheeler, 78, died Friday, February 18, 2000, at Laurels Hospital of Dekalb in Butler, Ind.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Wheeler had lived in the DeKalb County area for 49 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked as a tool hardener with National Heat Treat Company, with 30 years of service, having retired in 1989. Mr. Wheeler attended Statewood Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Felton, Lloyd and Clifford.
Services were held Monday, February 21, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Ind. Local services were held Wednesday, February 23, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Robert Flippo officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Gail Stewart, Fort Wayne, Ind.; one step-son, Calvin Todd, Flowery Branch; five sisters, Vera Wheeler, Commerce, Hazel Culpepper, Warington, Va., Jetteree Hull, Spencerville, Ind., Gwynola "Tootsie" Smitherman, Athens, and Golden Hile, Ashley, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home was in charge of out-of-state arrangements, while Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 23, 2000



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