Banks County Obituaries...

 June 7, 2000


MRS. SAVILLE
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Dorothy Mae Lewis Saville, 80, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Saville was born February 2, 1920, in Washington, N.Y. She was a daughter of the late John and Maude Brown Lewis.
Mrs. Saville was a homemaker and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. She was also a member of the National Grange Association.
Mrs. Saville was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest William Saville.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 2, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Daniel Saville, Maysville; two daughters, Judy Howe, Maysville, and Frances Cadotte, Columbia, S.C.; three brothers, John Lewis, Argyle, N.Y., and Richard Lewis and Elrik Lewis, both of Hudson Falls, N.Y.; one sister, Elizabeth Hall, South Glenns Falls, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 7, 2000

MR. HILL
Homer native
CHARLOTTE, N.C - Ira E. Hill, 90, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center.
Mr. Hill was born April 15, 1910, in Homer, a son of the late James Newton Hill and Emma Louise Whelchel Hill.
He was a graduate of Banks County High School, Homer, and was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Hill retired in 1975 as chief freight office clerk, after working for Southern Railway for 47 years. At Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C., he was a member of the Frazier Sunday School Class and the Senior Mallards.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 23, at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church with the Rev. George W. Jacobs officiating. Burial was in Sharon Memorial Park. Ray, Donnie, Craven and Martin Buster Oehler, Bill Kirk and Dan Giles served as pallbearers. Members of the Frazier Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Kay A. and Jim Thomason, Simpsonville, S.C.; two sisters, Ruby Henderson, Columbus, and Mildred Lanham, Covelo, Calif.; three grandsons, Jeff, David and Andy Grice; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, 1600 Mallard Creek Church Road, Charlotte, NC 28262, or to the charity of one's choice.
Hankins and Whittington, Wilson Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 7, 2000

MR. DAVIS
World War II veteran
CORNELIA - Arnold L. Davis Jr., 78, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Rabun County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Davis was born August 21, 1921, in Rabun County. He was a son of the late Arnold Luther Sr. and Zoie Smith Davis.
Mr. Davis was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, and was retired from Marta Transit Corporation. He was a member of Lakemont Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Larry Brown and John Gibson officiating. Burial was in the VFW Memorial Park Cemetery, with military honors.
Survivors include four sisters, Viola Davis, Cornelia, Dorothy Born, Turnerville, Thena Rodchester, Louisville, Texas, and Jean Bragg, Marietta; and several nieces and nephews.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 7, 2000

MRS. HAYGOOD
Banks County native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Lessie Simmons Mealor Echols Haygood, 83, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home.
Mrs. Haygood was born September 10, 1916, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Alex and Emily Mealor Simmons.
Mrs. Haygood was a retiree of Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willie Mealor, her second husband, Howard Echols, and her third husband, Howard Haygood.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Bill Manus and Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in the Leatherwood Baptist Church cemetery, Baldwin.
Mrs. Haygood is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 7, 2000

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MRS. BRADBERRY
Nurse
COMMERCE - Mrs. Hazel Lurine Bradberry, 73, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Bradberry was born March 5, 1927 in Commerce. She was a daughter of the late Barney and Lena Williamson Pace.
Mrs. Bradberry had been employed as a nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Bradberry.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Will Herring officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include one son, Thomas Lee Knight, Nicholson; one daughter, Carol Tatum, Commerce; one brother, George B. Pace, Nicholson; one sister, Elizabeth Green, Nicholson; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 7, 2000

MRS. WILBANKS
Retired supervisor
COMMERCE - Mrs. Dannie L. Benton Wilbanks, 78, died Sunday, June 4, 2000.
Mrs. Wilbanks was born August 21, 1921, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of William McDaniel and Mary F. Porter Benton.
Mrs. Wilbanks was a retired supervisor with Oxford and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Parks Wilbanks.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Wilbanks is survived by two sons, Douglas Wilbanks, Homer, and Kenneth Wilbanks, Commerce; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 7, 2000

MRS. YOUNG
Office manager
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Sylvia Brookshire Young, 64, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Young was born November 28, 1935, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of Frances Craven Brookshire, Nicholson, and the late John Brookshire.
Mrs. Young was employed as an office manager at the University of Georgia and was a member of Center Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Keenan Young.
Graveside services were held Friday, June 2, in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson, with the Rev. Johnny Tucker officiating.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Young is survived by her husband, Patrick Young; and one sister, Linda Lanoue, Nicholson.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 7, 2000

MRS. WILLIAMS
Commerce First Baptist Church member
ATHENS - Mrs. Mae P. Williams, 98, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Williams was born December 2, 1901, in Homer. She was a daughter of the late George Marion and Elizabeth Mayes Patterson.
Mrs. Williams was the owner of a retail dress store and was co-founder of Williams Dress Shops, founded in 1924. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Wesley Williams, and a son, Marion Wesley Williams.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Dr. Lewis Williams, Alfred Pete Williams, Olan Garrison, Gene McWinburn, Ronald Hanley, George Patterson Williams Jr., Leroy Langford, Walter Langford and Milton Patterson served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Williams is survived by one son, Dr. George Patterson Williams, Augusta; one daughter, Peggy Deweese, Athens; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 7, 2000

MRS. GUILLANOFF
Waitress
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Mrs. Eunice Ayers Guillanoff, 89, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000.
Mrs. Guillanoff was born August 1, 1910 in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Dora Moore Ayers.
Mrs. Guillanoff had been employed as a waitress.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Paul Robertson officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion Christian Church cemetery.
Mrs. Guillanoff is survived by a nephew, Talmadge Ayers, Carnesville; and a number of other nephews and nieces.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 7, 2000


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