Banks County Obituaries...

 April 19, 2000


MR. BELL
Self-employed
COMMERCE - Kenneth Sam Bell, 52, of Commerce, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at VA Regional Hospital.
Mr. Bell was born December 10, 1947, a son of Clemmie Andrews Bell, Commerce, and the late Jessie L. Bell.
He was self-employed in lawn service.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 15, at Charity Baptist Church with Ministers V. Howington, B. Burrell and J. Stowe officiating. Burial was in the Indian Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Carnesville.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda A. Bell; two brothers, C.D. Bell and James Bell, both of Commerce; and five sisters, Grace Busha, Carnesville, Gladys Catalano, Homer, Louise Pruitt and Brenda Segars, both of Commerce, and Agnes Young, Ila.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 19, 2000

MR. ANDERSON
Retired businessman
Maysville - Roy Hulon Anderson, 54, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, following an extended illness. He was a native of Bonifay, Fla.
Mr. Fowler was a retired businessman and a member of Harmony Lodge #3, Marianna, Fla., and a member of the board of directors for the Widowed Persons Association of Marianna, Fla.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bill Manus and Gary Eastwood officiating. Pallbearers were Bud Gunter, Guy Baker, Jerry Baker, Steven Cash, Dwayne Barnett and Bobby McGarity.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy Daniell Anderson, Maysville; daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Craig Patrick, Maysville; parents Frances Hunter, Robertsville, Ala., and Dan Alex Anderson, Gulfport, Miss.; sister Phyllis Daniel, Rockmart; brother Darrell Anderson, Buford; and grandchildren Katerina Patrick and Nicholas Roy Anderson Patrick, both of Maysville.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 19, 2000

REV. PERRY
Korean War Veteran
BALDWIN-The Rev. Berthel "Bert" Perry, 68, died Friday April 14, 2000, at the Atlanta Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Habersham County on December 21, 1931, he was a son of the late Floyd and Maybelle Fry Perry. He was a private duty nurse for 23 years, a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean conflict, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianne Perry O'Kelly, and a sister, Bonnie Nix.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Lewallan Perry, Baldwin, four brothers, Ernest, Eugene, and Bee Perry, of Mt. Airy, and Phil Perry, Demorest; three sisters, Dorothy Mae Perry, Mt. Airy, and Ovalene Abernathy and Genevie Ward, both of Calhoun; son-in-law, the Rev. Danny O'Kelly, Alto; grandchildren, Amy O'Kelly Higgins and Devin O'Kelly, Alto; and a great-granddaughter, Hannah Higgins, Alto.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 17, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. Roy Lee Mitchell, Gary Allen, and Hoyt Skelton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 19, 2000

MR. SHERIDAN
World War II Veteran
LULA - Odos Sheridan, 72, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Banks County on April 23, 1927, to the late-William and Zadie Westmoreland Sheridan, he was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills in Alto and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Sheridan. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II.
Survivors include: wife, Wilma Sue Jordan Sheridan, Lula; daughters and sons-in-law Mavis and Gene Nichols and Loretta and Paul Cragg, all of Lula, and Janie and Charlie Wilkes, Ila; sons and daughters-in-law: Michael and Mary Sheridan, Alto, and Elwin and Gail Sheridan, Gainesville; one sister, Betty Whitlock, Gillsville; 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Wilson, Shane Wilson, and Billy Autry officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, Family Life Center Building, 747 Rock Springs Road, Lula, Ga., 30554.
McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 19, 2000

MR. GRAHAM
Texas native
COMMERCE - John Meador Graham Sr., 98, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Northminster Retirement Village.
Mr. Graham was born December 28, 1901, in Coryelle County, Texas. He was a son of the late William Robert and Johnnye Peters Graham.
Mr. Graham was retired from Armour Company and was a member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge 486 F. & A.M. for 55 years.
Mr. Graham was preceded in death by his wife, Bertie Bridgewater Graham, and a son, John M. Graham Jr.
Graveside services were held Sunday, April 9, in Arlington Cemetery, Roswell, with the Rev. Tom Leland officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Preston Don Graham and William Dan Graham, both of Cumming; one daughter, Janet Varner, Commerce; one sister, Mary Winkler, Gatesville, Texas; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 19, 2000

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MRS. AKINS
Jefferson native
CONYERS - Mrs. Josephine Akins, 80, died Thursday, April 13, 2000.
A native of Jefferson, Mrs. Akins was born July 4, 1919.
She had worked with Calaway Mills for many years and was retired from Sweetheart Plastics. Mrs. Akins was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, Covington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Edward Akins.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 16, at Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Franklin, James Hall and William Atha officiating. Burial was in Green Meadow Memorial Gardens, Conyers.
Survivors include one son, Henry Edward Akins, Dayton Beach, Fla.; four daughters, Patty Hudson, Renee Johnson and Sara Gresham, all of Conyers, and Betty Williams, Statesboro; two brothers, Joseph Wright, Lawrenceville, and B.L. Wright, Jefferson; three sisters, Callie Gaines and Mae Seabolt, both of Jefferson, and Margaret Lynn, Piedmont, Ala.; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Rockdale Chapel, Conyers, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 19, 2000

MRS. FOLSOM
Homemaker
WINDER - Mrs. Viola Marie Folsom, 83, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000.
A native of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Folsom was a daughter of the late George and Martha Galic.
She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Folsom was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Folsom.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 15, at Rose Hill Cemetery, Winder.
Survivors include one daughter, Carole Ellis, Winder; grandchildren, Teresa and Michael Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio, Lisa Woytsek and Charles Paul II and Wendy Stern, all of Winder, and Linda and Timothy Armstrong, Jefferson; and great-grandchildren, Amanda, Gary and Nicole Clark, all of Cincinnati, Christina and Teresa Woytsek, both of Auburn, and Charles Paul Stern III, Winder.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 19, 2000

MRS. WILSON
Madison County Native
ROCA - Mrs. Drucilla Haggard Wilson, 77, died Thursday, April 13, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late Cam B. and Mattie Embry Haggard.
She was a longtime member of Providence Baptist Church, where she served as clerk and as a Sunday School secretary for a number of years. Mrs. Wilson was retired from Georgia Sportswear.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 15, at Providence Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Tucker and Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Billy Singleton, Tim Shields, Billy Culbertson, Leon Swindle, Ernest Martin and Robert Weathington served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Mack Wilson; daughters and sons-in-law, Maxine and Garney Shields Jr. and Phyllis and Clayton Bryant, all of Poca; one sister, Mattie Lou Swindle, Commerce; two grandchildren, Tim Shields and Billy Singleton; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla Reno and Brittany Shields.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Providence Cemetery Fund of Providence Baptist Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 19, 2000

MR. FOWLER
Pendergrass Baptist
member
JEFFERSON - Harry Clay Fowler Sr., 56, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Fowler was born December 7, 1943, in Jackson County. He was a son of E.L. and Lucille Love Fowler, Winder.
Mr. Fowler was self-employed and was a retired insurance salesman. He was a member of Pendergrass Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 8, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating. Burial was in the Pendergrass Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Donna Tate Fowler; son, Harry Fowler II, Jefferson; son and daughter-in-law, James Mark and Jeannie Fowler, Jefferson; one sister, Joan Akin, Commerce; four grandchildren, Clay, Jesse, Jay and Summer Fowler, and two step-grandchildren, Rick Waters and Todd Samples.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 19, 2000

MR. DAVISON
Farmer
CARNESVILLE - James Doyle "Dock" Davison, 77, died Saturday, April 15, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Davison was born in Franklin County on July 2, 1922, the son of the late Jim H. and Edna Cothran Davison.
Mr. Davison was a lifelong resident of the Bold Springs Community, a farmer and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Fleischer, and two brothers, Lamar and Ellis Davison.
Survivors include two brothers, Olin Davison, Carnesville, and Dillard Davison, Greensboro; five sisters, Ruth Sparks, Commerce, Louise Ashworth and Jimmie Lou Sharp, both of Crawford, Pauline Farr, North Augusta, S.C. and Lorene Davison, Carnesville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held, Monday, April 17 at Middle River Baptist Church, with the Revs. Paul Jameson and Larry Davison officiating. Mr. Davison's nephews served as pallbearers. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements
The Banks County News, April 19, 2000.


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