Banks County Obituaries...

 May 17, 2000


MR. GRIFFIN
Spaulding County native
NICHOLSON - Calvin Barney Griffin, 32, died Monday, May 8, 2000.
Mr. Griffin was born August 31, 1967, in Spalding 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 were held Thursday, May 11, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan, Terry Hagwood and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was 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.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 17, 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 were held Thursday, May 11, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan, Terry Hagwood and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was 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.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 17, 2000

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 a student at Benton Elementary School. He was the brother of the late Joshua Tyler Griffin.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 11, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan, Terry Hagwood and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was 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.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 17, 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 were held Thursday, May 11, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan, Terry Hagwood and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was 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.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 17, 2000

MRS. BRAY
Banks County native
CRAWFORD - Mrs. Lorine K. Bray, 93, died Saturday, May 13, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Bray was a daughter of the late Sam and Nezzie Martin Kitchens.
She was a retiree of Jefferson Mills and was a member of Crawford Pentecostal Church for 61 years. Mrs. Bray was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Berlin Bray, and five sons, Dorsey Bray, Seneca Bray, James Bray, Norman Bray and Vernon Bray.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16, at Crawford Pentecostal Church with the Rev. B.G. Miller officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Mrs. Bray's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Catherine Stowe, Monroe; four sons, Lewis Miller and Billy Bray, both of Athens, Ferrell Bray, Flowery Branch, and Larry Bray, Comer; 46 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, Crawford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 17, 2000

MRS. FOWLER
Homemaker
BRASELTON - Mrs. Lora Jennens Fowler, 70, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Fowler was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late Willie Mae Anderson and Grady Jennens.
She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Baptist Church, Braselton. Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by her husband, William Fowler.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13, at Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Phillips officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Lavern Burks, Braselton, and Wanda Lafauvre, Kissimmee, Fla.; three sisters, Mae Streerman, Mancheaster, and Jean Davis and Betty Waters, both of Gillsville; two brothers, Alfred Jennens, Okechobee, Fla., and John L. Jennens, Ila; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 17, 2000

MISS EVANS
Beaverdam Baptist
Church member
COMMERCE - Miss Lula Louise Evans, 82, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Miss Evans was born January 1, 1918, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Claude and Renie Hart Evans.
Miss Evans was a homemaker and a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 17, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. David Friend and Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in the Trinity Methodist Church cemetery, Royston.
Miss Evans is survived by three brothers, Carlton Evans, Samuel "Tumpy" Evans and Stewart Evans, all of Commerce; and a number of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 17, 2000

MRS. HOLLIS
Homemaker
PENDERGRASS - Mrs. Annie Maude Hollis, 83, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Hollis was born September 8, 1916, in Lumpkin County. She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Azalee Sheffield Crane.
Mrs. Hollis was a homemaker and was a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church, Pendergrass. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.J. Hollis, a son, Stanley Hollis, and a daughter, Jean Evans.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Pond Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Knight and Terry Poole officiating. The body will lie in state from 1:30 until 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Irene Funderburk, Pendergrass, Betty Hamilton, Maysville, Judy Owens, Jefferson, and Debbie Poole, Gainesville; four sons, J.D. Hollis, Stephens, and Hoyt Hollis, Jimmy Hollis and Danny Hollis, all of Pendergrass; 31 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pond Fork Baptist Church Building Fund, 2615 Pond Fork Church Road, Pendergrass, GA 30567.
Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 17, 2000

MR. MORGAN
Farmer
COMMERCE - Thomas J. Morgan, 52, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000.
Mr. Morgan was born November 16, 1947. He was a son of Mary Nell Morgan, Lavonia, and the late Bud Morgan.
Mr. Morgan was a farmer and raised cattle.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Janet Evans Morgan; two sons, Jeff Morgan, Miami, Fla., and Tommy Morgan, Commerce; four daughters, Angela McKee, Tallahassee, Fla., Amanda and Melinda Morgan, both of Commerce, and Lisa Morgan, Colbert; one brother, Larry Morgan, Lakeland, Fla.; four sisters, Clara Lou Carol, Alabama, Mary Ann Ogletree, Commerce, and Debra Shook, Lavonia; and 12 grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 17, 2000

MR. WATKINS
Madison County native
NICHOLSON - Robert Johnson Watkins, 69, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Watkins was born July 1, 1930, in Madison County. He was a son of the late Ferd and Ruby Jarrett Watkins.
Mr. Watkins was retired from Barnett Trucking.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Allen Seagraves officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include his wife, Nina Martin Watkins; two sons, Keith Watkins, Nicholson, and Randy Watkins, Commerce; three daughters, Barbara Lester, Kay Richardson and Lynn Watkins, all of Nicholson; one brother, A.J. Watkins, Hull; one sister, Marcline Howington, Nicholson; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 17, 2000

MR. CARTER
U.S. Army veteran
MACON - Robert W. "Bob" Carter, 62, died Monday, May 8, 2000.
Mr. Carter was born in Bibb County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, retiring from Robins Air Force Base.
Mr. Carter was currently employed with Tattnall Square Academy and was a member of Wesleyan Drive Baptist Church, Macon, where he was a member of the Fellowship Men's Sunday School class. He coached Macon Little League and was an organizer of the North Macon Little League Association.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 10, at Wesleyan Drive Baptist Church. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Bet" Carter; children, Wanda Morrison, Lizella, and Toyna Vaughan, Roberta; step-daughter, Sucee Daniell, Macon; step-son, Billy Daniell, Tybee Island; sister, Donna E. Bone, Commerce; brothers, Carl W. Carter, Macon, and C. Lamar Carter, Midway; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Banks County News, May 17, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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