Banks County Obituaries...

 March 1, 2000


MR. JORDAN
U.S. Army veteran
HOMER - Louis Bishop Jordan, 79, died Sunday, February 27, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Jordan was a son of the late Luther C. and Lillie Bell White Jordan.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Europe where he was a Prisoner Of War.
Mr. Jordan was a retired inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was a member of the Homer American Legion. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Jordan was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Scales Jordan.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 29, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. John Umberhant, Ralph O. Smith and Dayton Sosbee officiating. Burial was in Banks Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Simmons Jordan; one daughter, Carolyn Allen, Lakemont; four step-children, Clarice Sosbee and Miles John Bonds, both of Alto, Faye Dunagun, Gillsville, and Gaye Galloway, Baldwin; one brother, Weldon Jordan, Homer; two sisters, Mattie Jean Ayers, Commerce, and Joann Jordan, Jacksonville, Fla.; one granddaughter, Michelle Pelot, Birmingham, Ala.; and one grandson, Louis Phillip Pelot, Royston.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 1, 2000

MR. CODY
U.S. Navy veteran
MT. AIRY - C.W. Cody, 65, died Thursday, February 24, 2000, at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, following a brief illness.
Mr. Cody was born in Habersham County, a son of Mary Bond Cody, Mt. Airy, and the late Claude S. Cody.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from the ATF as a special agent. Mr. Cody was also retired from North Georgia Tech Vocational School in security. He attended Hazel Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Billy Burrell, Trent Smith and Benny Nix officiating. Burial was in the Hazel Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Anne Ayers Cody; one daughter, Pam Cody, Atlanta; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Teleah Cody, Glencoe, Ala.; brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Bonnie Cody, Cornelia; brother, Jerry Cody, Atlanta; one sister, Joan Cody Hill, Clarkesville; two grandchildren, Luke Cody and Molly Kate Cody, both of Glencoe, Ala.; and one nephew, Gerald P. Cody, Clarkesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or charity of one's choice in memory of Mr. Cody.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 1, 2000

STOKES
Infant
BALDWIN - Patricia Christine Stokes, infant daughter of Steven and Robin Stokes, Baldwin, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000.
Infant Stokes was preceded in death by a grandmother, Patricia Mauldin Gailey.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 25, at New Birth Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Bray officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include grandparents, Johnny Gailey, Baldwin, Susan Williams, Toccoa, and Charlotte Burkes, Arcade; and great-grandparents, Hubert and Mazelle Mauldin, Baldwin, and Frank Bell, Batesville.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 1, 2000

MRS. CARLAN
Retired seamstress
CORNELIA - Mrs. Lila Magnolia Carlan, 88, died Monday, February 28, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Carlan was born October 17, 1911, in Rabun County. She was a daughter of the late Robert and Lizzie Martin Nix.
Mrs. Carlan was a retired seamstress with Carwood Manufacturing. She was a member of Demorest Church of God for over 50 years, where she served as a Sunday School teacher.
Family members say that Mrs. Carlan loved her church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carlan, a daughter, Manolia Bowden, and a grandson, Bobby Carlan.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 1, at Demorest Church of God with the Revs. Darvin Slaton, Ronald Wilson and William Cox officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Arlene and Walter Whiting and Myra and Dewaine Bohannon, all of Demorest, and JoAnn and Duncan Taylor, Clayton; daughter, Linda Abernathy, Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Kristy Carlan, Demorest; son-in-law, Forrest Bowden, Gastonia, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Jewell Maney, Baldwin; sisters, Robbie Whitlock, Demorest, and Mildred Williams, Cornelia; 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Demorest Church of God, Hwy. 441 South, Demorest, GA 30535.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of local arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 1, 2000

MR. MORRIS
Jackson County native
COMMERCE - John Morris Jr., 25, died Thursday, February 24, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Morris was born January 9, 1975, in Jackson County. He was a son of John Morris Sr., Jefferson, and Kathy Pace Morris.
Mr. Morris was employed with Alridge Inc.
Memorial services were held Saturday, February 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Ball officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one sister, Jennifer Kent, Maysville; and grandparents, John and Lois Morris, Commerce, and George Pace, Nicholson.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 1, 2000

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MRS. CROCKER
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Clara Mae Saville Crocker, 89, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Crocker was born November 17, 1910, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Will and Etta Rose Wilson Saville.
Mrs. Crocker was a homemaker and a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoke Crocker, and two daughters, Elizabeth Owensby and Betty Faye Poole.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin and Mrs. Crocker's great-grandson, Clay Owensby, officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Freida Campbell, Lula, and Jean Crocker, Commerce; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 1, 2000

MRS. VICKERY
Homemaker
MARTIN - Mrs. Ethel Lois Bentley Vickery, 86, of the Red Hill Community, died Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at the Brown Convalescent Center, Royston.
Mrs. Vickery was born December 14, 1913, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late James Thomas and Inez Hall Bentley.
Mrs. Vickery was a homemaker and a member of Broad River Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Herschel Vickery, and a brother, Pope Bentley.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 24, at the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. Leon Carson officiating. Burial was in the Allens United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Joe Vickery, Martin; one daughter, Joyce Vickery, Martin; two sisters, Ruby Ivester, Fairburn, and Ruth Hayes, Carnesville; and one brother, Paul Bentley, Carnesville.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 1, 2000

MR. MOODY
Clarkesville Mill retiree
CORNELIA - James H. Moody Jr., 74, died Friday, February 25, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Mr. Moody was born in Habersham County, a son of the late Jim H. and Estelle Black Moody.
He was retired from Clarkesville Mill, with 35 years of service.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 27, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Anthony Shore officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene Palmer Moody; one daughter, Patricia Ann Greemon, Baldwin; four sons, Ronald Moody, Alto, Danny Moody and Ted Moody, both of Cornelia, and Terry Moody, Clarkesville; one brother, Chancellor Moody, Baldwin; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 1, 2000

MR. SHOOK
U.S. Navy veteran
CORNELIA - James Truett Shook, 72, died Monday, February 28, 2000, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Shook was born April 20, 1927, in Towns County. He was a son of the late Garland Shook Sr. and Zuria Barrett Shook.
Mr. Shook was a graduate of Towns County High School and attended North Georgia Technical Institute. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Shook was a farmer, a former employee of Scovill Manufacturing and a retired correctional officer with Lee Arrendale State Prison. He was a member of the Grant Reeves V.F.W. Post #7720 and the Peace Officers Association of Georgia and attended Cornelia Church of God.
Mr. Shook was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Ruth Martin Shook, a son, Larry James Shook, and two brothers, Garland Shook and Fred D. Shook.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 1, at Cornelia Church of God with the Revs. Wilmer Ivester and Wesley Purcell and Geoffrey Dillard officiating. Burial was in the Unity Baptist Church cemetery with Wesley Bramblett officiating. Military honors were provided by the Grant Reeves V.F.W. Post #7720 Honor Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Wheeler Shook; daughter, Cathy Miller, Elizabethton, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Lesae and Chris Bergeron, Johnson City, Tenn.; son, Terry Shook, Cleveland; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Thelma Shook, Cleveland, and Warren and Linda Shook, Gainesville; step-son, Ronald Kinney, Mt. Airy; step-sons and wives, Dale and Cherri McDuffie, Dennis and Tammy McDuffie and Dan and Connie McDuffie, all of Baldwin, and Daryl and Cheryl McDuffie, Clarkesville; step-mother, Minnie Shook, Young Harris; two sisters, Christine Allen and Irene Land, both of Hiawassee; sisters-in-law, Idell Shook, Hiawassee, and Marianne Shook, Cornelia; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Cornelia Church of God Building Fund, 2696 J. Warren Road, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 1, 2000

MRS. LEWALLEN
Former Banks Co. resident
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Alpha Charlotta Lewallen, 95, died Sunday, February 27, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Lewallen was born in Stephens County. She had lived a period of years in Banks County and the last 50 years in Hall County.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 29, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Ricky Elrod officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Baptist Church cemetery, Banks County.
Survivors include five daughters, Louise Wilson, Lula, Alice Gilbert and Scviller Wright, both of Gainesville, Thursey Howell, Commerce, and Lillie Rose Crow, Tampa, Fla.; three sons, William R. "Bob" Lewallen, Clermont, Bennie Lewallen, Pendergrass, and James Ellis Lewallen, Commerce; 38 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 1, 2000


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