Banks County Obituaries...

 March 15, 2000


MRS. LORD
Commerce First
Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Retha Nell Minish Lord, 90, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Lord was born March 19, 1909, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Gratt and Leola Benton Minish.
Mrs. Lord had worked as a sewing machine operator and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Morgan Lord.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include three sons, Bobby Lord, Royston, Gerald W. Lord, South Pittsburg, Tenn., and Steven Minish Lord, Dahlonega; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Commerce, 1345 South Elm Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 15, 2000

MRS. WARD
Carwood Mfg. retiree
CORNELIA - Mrs. Frankie Waldrep Ward, 94, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Ward was born January 31, 1906, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late Billups Waldrep and Florence Stewart Waldrep Edwards.
Mrs. Ward was retired from Carwood Manufacturing Company, with 30 years of service. She was a member of the Demorest Church of God for over 50 years where she taught the Adult Ladies Sunday School class for many years.
Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her husband, James Ward, a daughter, Myrtis Garrett, two brothers, Ralph and William Edwards, and four sisters, Claudine Harris, Essie Waldrep, Blondine Church and Vivian McEntire.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 11, at the Demorest Church of God with the Revs. Darvin Slaton and Johnny Wills officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens with the Rev. William Cox officiating at graveside.
Survivors include one son, Buford Ward, Mt. Airy; one sister, Bessie Nicholson, Clarkesville; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 15, 2000

MR. MCGAHA
U.S. Air Force veteran
CARNESVILLE - James R. "Buddy" McGaha, 60, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. McGaha was born March 14, 1939, in Ware County. He was a son of Roscoe S. and Annie Maude Jackson McGaha.
Mr. McGaha was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had been employed with General Times. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 13, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Ray Jenkins and Fred Heard officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Paulette Gorman McGaha; one son, Thomas McGaha, Athens; three step-daughters, Larri Gorman and Cheryl Kitchens, both of Commerce, and Paula Malia, Royston; four brothers, Douglas McGaha, Bogart, Eldon McGaha, Las Vegas, Nev., Sammy McGaha, Royston, and Tommy McGaha, Aledo, Texas; four sisters, Dolores Belk and Jeneva Coile, both of Danielsville, Frances Jordan, Royston, and Annelle Maxwell, Lavonia; and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association or to the charity of one's choice.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 15, 2000

MISS ROBINSON
Stephens County native
DEMOREST - Miss Bessie B. Robinson died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Miss Robinson was born in Stephens County, a daughter of the late Alfred Fain and Mamie Lee Tomlin Robinson.
She was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 11, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Billy Burrell officiating. Burial was in the Community Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include four brothers, Earl Robinson, S.C. Robinson, Alfred Robinson and Eugene Robinson, all of Cornelia; and two sisters, Annie Harrington and Catherine Roberts, both of Cornelia.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 15, 2000

MR. FORRESTER
World War II veteran
CARNESVILLE - Gordon D. "Red" Forrester, 80, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Atlanta.
Mr. Forrester was born May 17, 1919, in Franklin County. He was a son of the late John H. and Margaret Rogers Forrester.
Mr. Forrester was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a farmer and had also served as police chief of Carnesville from 1965 until 1973. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Forrester was preceded in death by four brothers, Jack, Guy, Lee and Jeff Forrester, and three sisters, Gladys Walker, Viola Kirk and Louise Tucker.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 13, at Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Gary Osteen and Tony Crawford officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Scarborough Forrester; one step-son, Roger Patterson, Carnesville; one sister, Hazel Osborne, Carnesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 15, 2000

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MRS. SIMS
Former Apple Valley Baptist pianist
COMMERCE - Mrs. Frances Sims, 101, of the Apple Valley Community, died Thursday, March 9, 2000.
Mrs. Sims was a daughter of the late Truman Jarrett and Sarah Jane White Barber.
She served as church pianist at Apple Valley Baptist Church for 65 years and was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Mrs. Sims was preceded in death by her husband, Colquitt Sims Sr.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 12, at Apple Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Clark Ivey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Dr. Colquitt Sims Jr., Anderson, S.C., Eddie F. Sims, Melbourne, Fla., and Johnny C. Sims, Konstanz, Germany; one daughter, Mary Helen Sims Bannister, Ila; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Apple Valley Baptist Church, c/o Don Seagraves, 1454 Mauldin Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 15, 2000

MRS. SAULPAW
Pleasant Grove
Baptist member
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Emma Lou Saulpaw, 81, died Monday, March 6, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Saulpaw was a daughter of the late Allen Robert and Evie Lee Barnett Wilkes.
She was retired from Delmar Industry and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Saulpaw was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Saulpaw, and a sister, Marguerite Sockwell.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 8, in Pittman Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Wood officiating.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Gail A. and Lane Lester, Hull; son and daughter-in-law, Ernest J. "Joe" and Connie Jones, Nicholson; one sister, Yvonne Reeves, Stone Mountain; two brothers, Bobby Wilkes, Stone Mountain, and Eddie Wilkes, Ellenwood; three grandsons, two granddaughters, two great-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 15, 2000

MRS. BURNETTE
Homemaker
LAVONIA - Mrs. Winnie Sue Clardy Burnette, 81, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Burnette was born August 18, 1918, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Van Buren and Etta Taylor Clardy.
Mrs. Burnette was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Burnette, a grandson, Tony Weaver, two sisters, Mary Rachel Ware and Lula Clardy, and a brother, William "Bill" Clardy.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 3, at Clark's Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Leon Carson and Truitt Brawner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy Williams, Anderson, S.C.; four sons, Billy Burnette, Greenville, S.C., Tommy Burnette, Martin, Donald Burnette, Blairsville, and David Burnette, Carnesville; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 15, 2000

MRS. MAYFIELD
Johntown Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Selma M. Mayfield, 94, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at BJC Nursing Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Mayfield was a daughter of the late Henry and Pearlie Hopaon White.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mayfield, and a son, Columbus Mayfield.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 12, at Warren Chapel United Methodist Church, Commerce, with the Rev. Willie Frank Pattman officiating. Burial was in Johntown Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, George Mayfield, Commerce; two daughters, Edna David, Commerce, and Mary Ruth Marion, Ohio; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The Banks County News, March 15, 2000

MRS. LONGMATE
Retired schoolteacher
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Gola M. Longmate, 87, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Longmate was born February 21, 1913, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late William and Annie Moore Morgan.
Mrs. Longmate was a graduate of Brenau College for Women, Gainesville, and a graduate of Columbia University of New York, where she received a master's degree in English literature.
She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of Elmhurst Baptist Church, New York.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 11, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Vernon Grimes officiating. Burial was in Albany, N.Y.
Survivors include her husband, Harrison Longmate; one daughter, Annie Lynne DeVito, New York; two sons, Morgan Dean Longmate, Albany, N.Y., and Robin Halbert Longmate, West Babylon, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brenau College, Gainesville, Georgia.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 15, 2000


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