Banks County Obituaries...

 May 10, 2000


MRS. DALTON
Stephens County native
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Zudie Mae Cheek Dalton, 62, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Dalton was born January 2, 1938, in Stephens County. She was a daughter of the late Jack and Della Ramey Cheek.
Mrs. Dalton was employed with Solectron and attended Line Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dalton.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 7, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Ernest Hunter and Kenneth McEntire officiating. Burial was in the Line Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Rosa Lee Pancoast, Carnesville; one son, Clinton Turpin, Elberton; one sister, Doris Grantom, Toccoa; three brothers, Andrew Cheek and Phillip Cheek, both of Toccoa, and Jack Cheek, Clarkesville; and two grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 10, 2000

MR. SWINDLE
U.S. Army veteran
NICHOLSON - Harold S. Swindle, 83, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at his residence.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Swindle was a son of the late Tilman and Nellia Adams Swindle.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a retired poultry farmer. Mr. Swindle was a member of Nicholson Baptist Church and had attended New Hope Baptist Church. He was also a member of Hudson Lodge #294 F&AM.
Mr. Swindle served as Democratic Committeeman for Jackson County, Justice of the Peace and as Mayor of Nicholson for 18 years.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Ervin Goss, Mike Stowers and Robert Nash officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ella Tee Coleman Swindle; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Jackie Swindle, Nicholson; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Jack Pirkle, Clermont; sister and brother-in-law, Sybil and Herbert Barnett, Nicholson; grandsons and wives, Keith and Jenny Swindle and Tim and Jill Swindle, all of Nicholson; grandchildren, Toby Swindle, Nicholson, and Ashley, Allison and Shawn Pirkle, all of Clermont; and four great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Courtney, Shayla and Zack, all of Nicholson.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 10, 2000

MR. HILL
Employed in maintenance
MAYSVILLE - Dennis Hill, 51, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Hill was born August 14, 1948, in Hall County. He was a son of Mary Frances Martin Hill, Maysville, and the late Don L. Hill.
Mr. Hill was self-employed in maintenance and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 8, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville. David Reynolds, Ben Hopkins, William Austin, James Scroggs, Eddie Pruitt, Emory Merk and Larry Presley served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one daughter, Sharon Denise Hill, Gainesville; and one brother, Steve Hill, Hull.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 10, 2000

MRS. TAMBLYN
Canada native
ALTO - Mrs. Helen Tamblyn, 97, died Sunday, April 30, 2000.
A native of Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Tamblyn was a daughter of the late Francis W. and Eliza Lockhead Hughes.
She was employed by the Bell Telephone Company of Canada following her graduation from the University of Western Ontario.
Mrs. Tamblyn was preceded in death by her husband, John Ware Tamblyn.
A remembrance will be held at the Tamblyn home in Hollingsworth on Mother's Day afternoon, May 14. Family and friends are invited to attend, it was stated.
Mrs. Tamblyn is survived by one son, Peter; three grandchildren, Jeff, Sarah and Cassia; and two great-grandchildren, Vincent and Victoria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nature Conservancy or to the World Wildlife Fund.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 10, 2000

MR. BROWN
Banks County native
STARR, S.C. - Jimmy Carlton Brown, 60, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Brown was a son of James Brown and Mae Linda McLennan, Commerce.
He was a logger and was retired.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 6, in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordy Craft officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden, Anderson, S.C.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sara R. Brown; one daughter, Nancy Harbin, Anderson, S.C.; one son, Marty Brown, Anderson, S.C.; four step-sons, David Brock, Robert Brock, Roy Brock and Sammy Brock, all of Anderson, S.C.; one brother, Jack Brown, Commerce; two sisters, Kay Hill, Maysville, and Tilly Wilson, Black Mountain, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Jake and Daniel Harbin, both of Anderson, S.C.
Woodlawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 10, 2000

MR. GRIFFIN
Spaulding
County native
NICHOLSON - Calvin Barney Griffin, 32, died Monday, May 8, 2000.
Mr. Griffin was born August 31, 1967, in Spaulding County. He was a son of Barney and Donna Cox Griffin, Maysville.
Mr. Griffin was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church.
He was the husband of the late Laury LaSharon Roach Griffin, and the father of Ryley Drake Griffin and Joshua Tyler Griffin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan, Terry Hagwood and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, Jeremy Griffin and Matthew Griffin, both of Maysville; five sisters, Cynthia Bartow, Ashville, Angela Mason, Rebecca Plemmons and Theresa Yale, all of Asheville, N.C., and Elizabeth Wilson, Pendergrass; and grandparents, Bill and Ruth Cox, Dayton, Ohio, and Eva Griffin, Maysville.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 2000

MRS. GRIFFIN
Baker & Taylor employee
COMMERCE - Mrs. Laury LaSharon Roach Griffin, 25, died Monday, May 8, 2000.
Mrs. Griffin was born July 3, 1974, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of Doris Cook Roach, Commerce, and the late Edward Roach.
Mrs. Griffin was employed at Baker & Taylor, Commerce. She was the wife of the late Calvin Barney Griffin, and the mother of the late Ryley Drake Griffin and Joshua Tyler Griffin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan, Terry Hagwood and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sisters, Wendy Baum and Melody Roach, both of Commerce; and grandfather, Horace Roach, Commerce.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 10, 2000

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GRIFFIN
Child
NICHOLSON - Ryley Drake Griffin, 6, died Monday, May 8, 2000.
Ryley was born April 11, 1994, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Calvin Barney and Laury LaSharon Roach Griffin.
Ryley was the brother of the late Joshua Tyler Griffin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan, Terry Hagwood and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his grandparents, Barney and Donna Griffin, Maysville, and Doris Roach, Commerce; and great-grandparents, Bill and Ruth Cox, Dayton, Ohio, Eva Griffin, Maysville, and Horace Roach, Commerce.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 10, 2000

GRIFFIN
Child
NICHOLSON - Joshua Tyler Griffin, 4, died Monday, May 8, 2000.
Joshua was born September 26, 1995, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Calvin Barney and Laury LaSharon Roach Griffin.
Joshua was the brother of the late Ryley Drake Griffin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan, Terry Hagwood and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his grandparents, Barney and Donna Griffin, Maysville, and Doris Roach, Commerce; and great-grandparents, Bill and Ruth Cox, Dayton, Ohio, Eva Griffin, Maysville, and Horace Roach, Commerce.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 10, 2000

MR. NORMAN
Boy Scout leader
COMMERCE - Jim Norman, 48, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Norman was born September 21, 1951, in Cleveland County, N.C. He was a son of the late Robert Max Norman and the step-son of Karl and Charlene Notz, Kingston, Tenn.
Mr. Norman was employed with Wal-Mart and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oakridge, Tenn. He was also a member of the Banks County Volunteer Fire Department and the Banks County Booster Club and served as a Boy Scout leader.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 6, at Beaverdam Baptist Church with the Rev. David Friend officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his step-parents, include his wife, Linda Sue Kerr Norman; two sons, James Randall Norman and Robert Max Norman, both of Commerce; two brothers, Tommy Norman, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Tom Notz, Oakridge, Tenn.; and three sisters, Karen Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio, Julie Siemmens, Knoxville, Tenn., and Kathy Wellborne, Louisville, Ky.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 10, 2000

MR. LANCE
Retired construction worker
JEFFERSON - Jack Leonard Lance, 61, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Mr. Lance was born January 15, 1939, in Jackson County. He was a son of Myrtle Bray, Commerce, and the late L.C. Lance.
Mr. Lance was a retired construction worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Vickery Lance.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 7, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Wiley Leanord Lance, Ellijay, and Johnny Lance, Oakwood; four daughters, Kathaleen Parlier, Grantsville, Jackie Gaffney, Cumming, Sherri Ramey, Braselton, and Tina Norsworthy, Flowery Branch; and four brothers, William Lance and Buren Bray, both of Jefferson, Telford Bray, Braselton, and Randall Bray, Illinois.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 10, 2000

MRS. STEWART
Former teacher
CLAYTON - Mrs. Lucy Cornelia Phillips Wilburn Stewart, 74, of Clayton, died Sunday, May 7, 2000.
Mrs. Stewart was born in Madison County, a daughter of the late Otis and Ruth Watson Phillips.
She was a former teacher and had been employed with Champion Clothing Store. Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her first husband, J.B. Wilburn, and her second husband, Edward Stewart.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 9, at Collier Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Smith and Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Sheila Kelley, Comer; one son, Johnny Wilburn, Homer; two step-daughters, Marinell Hettrick, Athens, and Susan Williams, Hull; two step-sons, William Stewart, Monticello, and David Stewart, Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Jean Williams, Commerce; and one grandson, Troy Wilburn.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 10, 2000

MRS. AKIN
Homemaker
MARTIN - Mrs. Fannie Mae Carroll Akin, 94, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Akin was born February 18, 1906, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late G.S. "Jack" and Betty Mauldin Carroll.
Mrs. Akin was a homemaker and an active member of Broad River Baptist Church and the Joy Agers Sunday School class. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Akin, a grandson, David Williams, three sons, James Lanier Akin, John D. Akin Jr. and David Kenneth Akin, four brothers, George Carroll, John Will Carroll, Grady Carroll and Sean Carroll, and a sister, Ruby Crenshaw.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 7, at Broad River Baptist Church with the Revs. Ernest Ivester, Jason Defoor and Michael Bell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mark Akin, Tim Akin, Harold Gillespie, Brian Akin, Doug Akin, Greg Milford, John Addison and Mike Horan served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, S.J. Akin and Charles Akin, both of Martin; three daughters, Mary Williams, Martin, Peggy Addison, Eastanollee, and Patsy Milford, Carnesville; one brother, Preston Carroll, Lavonia; 20 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 10, 2000

MR. SCOTT
Retired machinist
CARNESVILLE - Elliott Franklin "Boots" Scott, 66, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Scott was born July 22, 1933, in Franklin County. He was a son of the late Henry and Clara Pritchett Scott.
Mr. Scott was married to Bettie Sue Crump on April 26, 1952. Before retirement, he had worked as a machinist for Milliken Industries, with 25 years of service. Mr. Scott was a member of Hunters Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 35 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Scott.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 28, at Hunter's Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Craig Brown and Michael Bell officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens.
In addition to Mrs. Scott, his wife, survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Ann Scott and Joel Bufford, Carnesville; three brothers, Jack Scott, Toccoa, Lewis Scott, Clinton, S.C., and Schaffer Scott, Anderson, S.C.; and two sisters, Annie Bell Purcell and Ealon Hansard, both of Marietta.
Memorials may be made to the Hunter's Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 1360 Hunter's Creek Road, Toccoa, GA 30577.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 10, 2000


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