Banks County Obituaries...

 April 5, 2000


MR. SIMMONS
Leatherwood Baptist Church member
BALDWIN - Clarence Simmons, 88, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Simmons was born July 23, 1911, in Stephens County. He was a son of the late Clark and Nancy Brown Simmons.
Mr. Simmons was retired from Cornelia Veneer Company, with 30 years of service, and was a member of Leatherwood Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, at Mountain View Baptist Church with the Revs. James Harvey, Racheo Lacey and Luther Williams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Cora Lee Brock Simmons; one son, Henry Simmons, Baldwin; one grandson, Rhylan Henry Simmons, Baldwin; and several nieces and nephews.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000

MR. TURNER
Grey Hill Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Howard James Turner, 53, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Turner was born December 14, 1946, in Commerce. He was a son of Mamie Lou Beck Turner, Commerce, and the late Quilla Turner.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Harold Crawford officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Turner is survived by one son, Mark Turner, Commerce; one brother, Jerry Turner, Commerce; one sister, Lillie Martin, Cleveland; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000

MR. NATIONS
Retired farmer
COMMERCE - Charles Waco Nations, 92, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Nations was born August 8, 1907, in Hart County. He was a son of the late John and Lula Cantrell Nations.
Mr. Nations was a retired farmer and a member of Stonepile Baptist Church, Clarkesville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Nations.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Strickland officiating. Burial was in the Stonepile Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include five sons, Bobby Nations, Charles Nations, James Nations, Kenneth Nations and Ray Nations, all of Commerce; two daughters, Jeanette Ballanger, Cannon, and Evelyn Nicholson, Commerce; one brother, Roy Nations, Hull; two sisters, Omie Elrod, Hull, and Mattie Lord, Commerce; 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000

MRS. MARTIN
Homemaker
ALTO - Mrs. Annie Welch Martin, 74, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Martin was born July 8, 1925, in Gilmer County. She was a daughter of the late Charlie R. and Lillie Fay Christy Welch.
Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and was a member of Philippi Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 4, at Philippi Baptist Church with the Revs. Dean Bryant, Cotton Harris and Phil Miller officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Roy H. Martin; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Joseph Armour, Alto; son and daughter-in-law, Roy E. Sr. and Charlotte Fortner Martin, Dahlonega; brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Virginia Welch, Dahlonega; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Haden Thomas, Dahlonega; sisters, Sara Sutton, Dahlonega, and Lillie Laverne Martin, Russell, Mass.; grandchildren and spouses, Tonya and Brian Smith, Sonya and Joey Nix, Gene Martin, Cheryl Welborn, Roy E. Martin Jr. and Angela Martin; and great-grandchildren, Bryan and Shelby Nix and Justin Welborn.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000

MRS. WELBORN
Retired IRS clerk
BUFORD - Mrs. Cora Ivey Welborn, 78, formerly of Cornelia, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.
Mrs. Welborn was born August 4, 1921 in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late Ed and Pearl Johnson Ivey.
Mrs. Welborn was retired from the IRS as a clerk and was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Buford, Burlin and Phillip Ivey.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Porter J. Welborn, Buford; daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Jim Robinson, Lilburn; four sisters, Anna Mae Morris, Gastonia, N.C., Margie Hooper, Gainesville, Edna Churchwell, Cornelia, and Ruby Henderson, Spartanburg, S.C.; granddaughter and husband, Sonya and Gary; and grandson, Ward.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Level Grove Baptist Church, Level Grove Road, Cornelia, GA 30531, or to the Habersham South Gideons, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, GA 30511.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000

MR. EDWARDS
Madison Street Baptist Church member
COMMERCE - Marshall Edwards, 83, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Edwards was born December 14, 1916, in Hinds County, Miss. He was a son of the late Cara Belle Edwards Fleming.
Mr. Edwards was retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Tucker Edwards; one son, Frank Edwards, Hull; one daughter, Kaye Haynes, Hull; four brothers, David Carthern, Commerce, Roger Carthern, Jefferson, A.R. Fleming, Smith Grove, Ky., and Ralph Fleming, Elberton; one sister, Mary Ann Rucker, Dewy Rose; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Falcon's Children's Home, P.O. Box 39, Falcon, NC 28342.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000

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MRS. LAWRENCE
Banks County native
HARTWELL - Mrs. Mary Rosalee Segars Lawrence, 87, died Sunday, April 2, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Lawrence was a daughter of the late John and Amanda Lawrence Segars.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Lawrence was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Watson Lawrence, and a daughter, Viola Clark.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 4, at Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, with the Revs. Randy Smith and Mike Bearden officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include six daughters, Kathleen Cantrell, Inez Holland and Betty Jo Carruth, all of Hartwell, and Evelyn Gaines, Annie Ruth Burrell and Faye Turner, all of Elberton; six sons, John Lawrence, Madison County, Billy Lawrence, Lavonia, and George Lawrence, Charles Lawrence, Eugene Lawrence and Jimmy Lawrence, all of Hartwell; two brothers, George Segars, Hartwell, and John R. Segars, Elberton; 32 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000

MRS. THOMAS
Tennessee native
BLAIRSVILLE - Mrs. Sarah Thomas, 77, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville.
A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Thomas had lived most of her life in Blairsville, where she was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Naaman Thomas, in 1993.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 29, at Harmony Grove Baptist Church with Pastor James Brock and the Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Evelyn Black, Joe Thomas and Nancy Frankenburg, all of Lula, Vella Orr, Gainesville, Faye Duckworth, Larry Thomas and Judy Hughes, all of Blairsville, Kathy Arteaga, Homer, and Angela Tallant, Blue Ridge; four brothers, Oaughtly Norwood, Tellico Plains, Tenn., Haskell Norwood, Geraldine, Ala., Bill Norwood, McEwen, Tenn., and Gene Norwood, Dahlonega; one sister, Daisy Passmore, Tellico Plains, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000

MRS. HARDY
Commerce native
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. - Mrs. Kathleen Stockton Hardy, 72, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000.
A native of Commerce, Mrs. Hardy was a daughter of the late William M. and Alice Mae Bell Standridge Stockton.
She was a member of Forest Heights Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hardy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Lee Hardy Sr.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with Dr. John Davidson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Delores Hardy Cheney, Hollywood, Fla.; one son, Robert E. Lee Hardy Jr., Hollywood, Fla.; two sisters, Nellie Osborne, Athens, and Grace Steiger, Cincinnati, Ohio; three brothers, W.C. Stockton, Bill Stockton and Grady Stockton, all of Atlanta; and four grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000

MR. THOMAS
Retired truck driver
ROYSTON - Burl K. "B.K." Thomas Sr., 76, of Royston, formerly of Elberton, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Thomas was a son of the late Ace and Janie Keller Thomas.
He was a retired truck driver and was a member of Dove Creek Baptist Church, Elberton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Paul Creason officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Janie Duckett Duccatt, Hull; two sons, B.K. Thomas Jr., Lawrenceville, and Charlie Thomas, Athens; three sisters, Docia Strickland, Royston, Jimmie Martin, Carnesville, and Joan Gray, Anderson, S.C.; three brothers, Everage Thomas and the Rev. Robert Thomas, both of Toccoa, and William Thomas, Texas; and one granddaughter.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000

MR. POTTS
Welder
DANIELSVILLE - Gary Dean Potts, 44, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Potts was born January 6, 1956, in Orlando, Fla. He was a son of Patsy Potts Mooren, Winter Garden, Fla., and the late Summie Potts.
Mr. Potts was employed as a welder and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 5, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Mark Palmer officiating. Burial was in the Thyatira Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Cody Alexander Potts, Danielsville; three sisters, Patti Burke, Buford, and Michelle Baucom and Pam Potts, both of Auburn; one brother, Terry Potts, Winder; and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000

MR. DALLMEYER
DANIELSVILLE - Ray D. Dallmeyer, 83, died Thursday, March 23, 2000.
Mr. Dallmeyer was born in St. Charles, Mo., a son of the late Leo Casper and Hilda Dierker Dallmeyer.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Air Corps, and had worked as marketing manager for Amoco. Mr. Dallmeyer was of the Episcopalian faith.
Mr. Dallmeyer will be buried in St. Peter Cemetery, St. Charles, Mo.
Survivors include his wife, Helen J. Johnson Dallmeyer; and son and daughter-in-law, Dr. R. David and Dorinda Dallmeyer, Danielsville.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 5, 2000


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