Banks County Obituaries...

 March 29, 2000


MRS. SHUPE
Retired schoolteacher
COMMERCE - Mrs. Ruth Moss Shupe, 92, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Alzheimer's Care of Commerce.
Mrs. Shupe was born September 27, 1907, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late William Turner and Edna Cordelia Gillespie Moss.
Mrs. Shupe was a retired schoolteacher and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Shupe.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 27, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Carlton Peters and Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Hardy, Commerce; four nieces, Sandra Purdom, Decatur, Lynn Bernier, Pelham, Carolyn Goddard, Maysville, and Virginia Beadle, Lake Wells, Fla.; and three nephews, Paul Garrison and Steve Garrison, both of Commerce, and Jim Moss, Danielsville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 29, 2000

MRS. TANNER
Talmo First Baptist
Church member
TALMO - Mrs. Mary S. Tanner, 68, died Friday, March 24, 2000.
Mrs. Tanner was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Ernest and Ruby Culpepper Sorrells.
She was retired from Wayne Farms, Pendergrass, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Talmo. Mrs. Tanner was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Alton Tanner, a brother, Paul Sorrells, and a sister, Bobbie Nunnally.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 26, at the First Baptist Church of Talmo with the Revs. Paul Wade and Jeff Burt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Stewart and Beverly Tanner, Gainesville; one sister, Helen Rylee, Gillsville; one brother, Donald Sorrells, Talmo; sister-in-law, Lucinda Sorrells, Commerce; one granddaughter, Autumn Tanner, Gainesville; special nephew and niece, Robert and Kim Holcombe; and a number of other nephews and nieces.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 29, 2000

MRS. DYER
Calvary Cemetery rites
CORNELIA - Mrs. Georgiana Dyer, 86, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Scenic View Healthcare Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 30, in the chapel of Komorowski Funeral Home, Cleveland, Ohio. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of local arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 29, 2000

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MR. BRAY
Commerce native
CLEMSON, S.C. - Dillard W. "Sarge" Bray Sr., 73, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at his residence.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Bray was a son of the late James W. and Lula Hester Bray.
He was a retired Army staff sergeant, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Bray was the owner and operator of Clemson Outboard, was past post commander of the VFW Post in Seneca, S.C., and attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Bray.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 29, in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, S.C.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Morgan Bray; two sons, Dillard W. Bray Jr., Mauldin, S.C., and Randy L. Bray, Easley, S.C.; two daughters, Beverly Lois Kelly, Greenville, S.C., and Cathy Sue Atkins, Georgetown, S.C.; one sister, Helen Kempton, Forest Park; grandchildren, Michelle Kelly, Chad and Jennifer Bray and Maggie and Jackson Atkins; and one great-grandchild, Jordan Wootten.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 186, Central, S.C. 29630.
The Banks County News, March 29, 2000

MRS. SCHARNIKOW
Mother of four
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Glinda Sue Shelton Scharnikow, 56, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Scharnikow was born April 12, 1943, in Carroll County. She was a daughter of the late Shuford and Estoria Tomlin Shelton.
Mrs. Scharnikow was employed with Crane Amusements Company.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 29, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church cemetery, Dallas.
Survivors include one son, James T. Farr, Lawrenceville; three daughters, Richelle Caylor, Austell, Felica Farr, Maysville, and Deanne Jones, Mableton; two brothers, Harold Shelton and Thomas L. Shelton, both of Mableton; two sisters, Jackie Brackett, Dallas, and Earnesteen Hand, Mableton; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 29, 2000


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