Banks County Obituaries...

 May 24, 2000


MRS. STONE
Ebenezer Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Azalee Fulghum Stone, 93, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Stone was born December 30, 1906, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Manley and Ola Sewell Fulghum.
Mrs. Stone had lived most of her life in Stephens County, residing in Commerce for the past three years. She was employed with Coats and Clark for a number of years and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Dorcas Sunday School class and the Ebenezer 220 Fellowship Club. Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her husband, T. Bonner Stone, who passed away in 1971.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 21, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Sosby, Larry King and Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in Stephens Memorial Gardens. Terry Price, Gary Satterfield, Johnny Lawson, Ted Moore, Kenneth Sewell and Charlie Lanier served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Moore, Commerce; one granddaughter, Lisa Moore, Lawrenceville; seven step-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MRS. HAGGARD
Mt. Olive Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Jessie Faulkner Haggard, 87, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
Mrs. Haggard was born May 18, 1912, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Candler Allen and Mary Pittman Faulkner.
Mrs. Haggard was retired from Blue Bell and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Haggard.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Carlton Peters and James J. McLendon officiating. Burial was in the Mount Olive Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Haggard is survived by one daughter, Janice Hubbard, Maysville; one sister, Blatz Mize, Commerce; two grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MR. LEDFORD
U.S. Army veteran
COMMERCE - Clomer Lamar "Slim" Ledford, 78, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Ledford was a native of Jackson County. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and also served in the Air National Guard. Mr. Ledford was retired from General Motors and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Madison County.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 19, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial was in the Talmo Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ethelene Myers Ledford; one son, Brandon Lamar Ledford, Commerce; two brothers, Charlie Ledford, Gillsville, and Franklin Ledford, Talmo; two sisters, Cynthia Mae Shelton and Ollie Jane Ledford, both of Talmo; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000
MRS. THOMAS
Towns County native
CLARKESVILLE - Mrs. Hazel D. Thomas, 70, died Saturday, May 20, 2000.
A native of Towns County, Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late James Frank and Lola Mae West Dyer.
She was retired from Kandy Kane Nursery and Learning Land and was a member of North Georgia Bible Church. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, D.L. Thomas.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 22, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, Demorest, with the Rev. Mark Akin officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Martin, Clarkesville; two sons, Roy Lee Thomas, Clarkesville, and Larry G. Thomas, Crawfordville, Fla.; three sisters, Betty Marolf and Lois "Cricket" Mason, both of Alto, and Velma Crawford, Greenrock, Ill.; three brothers, Loyd Dyer, Gillsville, Guy Dyer, Cornelia, and T.J. Dyer, Blairsville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MRS. CALLAWAY
Mother of countian
WASHINGTON - Mrs. Myrtie Ogletree Callaway, 90, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, in Thomson.
Mrs. Callaway was born in Taliaferro County, a daughter of the late Frank and Lucey Cheney Ogletree.
She had lived most of her life in Wilkes County and was retired from Royal Manufacturing Company in Washington. Mrs. Callaway had also been employed part-time with Wills Memorial Hospital and was a member of Phillips Mill Baptist Church, Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Thomas Callaway.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 19, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with the Revs. John M. King and Robert Jacobs officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Barry Callaway, Donnie Callaway, Gary Callaway, Hal Callaway, Tim Callaway and David Callaway served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, W.C. "Sonny" Callaway, Monroe, and Cecil Callaway, Homer; one daughter, Annie Callaway, Thomson; two brothers, Owen Ogletree, Bogart, and Cephas Ogletree, Union Point; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Phillips Mill Baptist Church, Washington.
Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MRS. GOBER
Housewife
COMMERCE - Mrs. Merle O. Gober, 92, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Gainesville Nursing Home.
Mrs. Gober was born June 10, 1907, a daughter of the late William Lamartine and Nettie Ovie Segraves O'Kelley.
She was a housewife. Mrs. Gober was preceded in death by her husband, George Dewey Gober, a son, William Henry Hawkins Gober, a great-grandson, Douglas Gober Smith, and two brothers, Ovie Lee O'Kelley and Dorsey O'Kelley.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 22, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating. Burial was in the Minish Family Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Dewey and Billie Stone Gober, Hull; two sisters, Cecil Sinift, Canton, Mich., and Geraldine Start Galena, Kan.; three grandchildren, Gerald Gober and Pamela Smith, both of Hull, and Ann Nix, Woodstock; eight great-grandchildren, Darrick, Amanda and Daniel Smith and Jeniece and Jenna Gober, all of Hull, and Sarah, Alan and Rachel Nix, all of Woodstock; and several nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Minish Cemetery Fund, c/o Susie Davis, 490 Minish Cemetery Road, Commerce, GA 30536.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MRS. LACOUNT
Homemaker
MT. AIRY - Mrs. Rachel Clark LaCount, 71, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mrs. LaCount was born April 23, 1929, in South Carolina. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Alice Langston Clark.
Mrs. LaCount was a homemaker and was a member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Ralph Clark.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 24, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Ray Turpin and Bobby Langston officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, George LaCount; five daughters, Judy Owenby, Brenda McAllister and Pat Crocker, all of Mt. Airy, Faye Porterfield, Clarkesville, and Debbie Kardos, Valparaizo, Ind.; one son, Michael LaCount, Mt. Airy; one sister, Hazel Martin, Alto; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000

MR. MARTIN
Martin Family
Cemetery rites
TALMO - Warren Albert Martin Jr., 31, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Martin was born July 23, 1968, a son of Warren Albert Sr. and Callie Christine Ledford Martin, Talmo.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 21, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Johnny Knight and Harvey Smith officiating. Burial was in the Martin Family Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include sister, Angela Renee Martin, Talmo; sister and brother-in-law, Gwen Martin and Craig Puntervold; special friend, Samantha Hulsey; three nieces, Dawn and Ashley Puntervold and Samantha Martin; and one nephew, Scott Miller.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 24, 2000


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