Banks County Obituaries...

 June 14, 2000


REV. GRIFFIN
Temple Baptist founder
MAYSVILLE - The Rev. Barney Griffin, 55, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Griffin was born August 26, 1944, in Banks County. He was a son of Eva Redmon Griffin, Maysville, and the late Barnell Griffin.
Mr. Griffin attended Fort Wayne Bible College and Toccoa Falls Bible College. He was the founder and pastor of Temple Baptist Church, Homer, until the early 70s, and pastored several other churches in Jackson, Banks and Franklin counties. The Rev. Griffin was a member of Maysville Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 13, at Grove Level Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Appling, Gerald Mitton and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Donna Cox Griffin; two sons, Jeremy Griffin and Matthew Griffin, both of Maysville; five daughters, Cynthia Bartow, Angela Mason, Rebecca Plemmons and Teresa Yale, all of Ashville, N.C., and Elizabeth Wilson, Pendergrass; three brothers, Billy Griffin and Bobby Griffin, both of Athens, and Jerry Griffin, Oakwood; three sisters, Wilma Abney, Kennesaw, Martha Cotton, Homer, and Joyce Griffin, Smyrna; 10 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 14, 2000

MR. HUMPHRIES
Truck driver
COMMERCE - J.B. Humphries, 74, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Humphries was born October 21, 1925, a son of the late Allie and Genevie Smith Humphries.
He had been employed as a truck driver.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 10, at New Bridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Manus and Verner London officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Flora Gerrell Humphries; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Malcolm Turner Vest, Commerce; one brother, Reeves Humphries, Demorest; three sisters, Vavanelle Keenan and Kathryn London, both of Cleveland, and Everene Stover, Gainesville; two granddaughters, Malinda and Jennifer Vest; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 14, 2000

MRS. BOWEN
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church member
CORNELIA - Mrs. Arizona Pless Bowen, 103, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at a private nursing center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Bowen was born October 22, 1896, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late Rev. A.L. and Arlevia Carter Pless.
Mrs. Bowen was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Bowen.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 14, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Free officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Bowen is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 14, 2000

MRS. SHORT
Teacher, counselor
BRUNSWICK - Mrs. Nell Gaddis Short, 67, formerly of Cornelia, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County, Mrs. Short was a daughter of the late Raymond Howard Gaddis and Ada Fowler Gaddis.
She received her master's degree from the University of Georgia and her undergraduate in education. Mrs. Short taught school in the Banks County School System and worked as a guidance counselor at Jane Macon Middle School in Brunswick from 1970 until her retirement. She was a member of the Christian Renewal Church in Brunswick.
Mrs. Short was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wesley "Tommy" Short.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 9, at Christian Renewal Church with the Rev. Bill Legion officiating. Graveside services were held Saturday, June 10, in Level Grove Cemetery, Cornelia.
Survivors include one daughter, Lynne Henry, Brunswick; one sister, Reba Gaddis Brewer, Atlanta; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crisis Pregnancy Center or to a children's Christian organization.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of local arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 14, 2000

MRS. MYERS
Retired retail clerk
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Guynell Wilson Cheatham Myers, 75, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville.
Mrs. Myers was born January 23, 1925, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late John C. Wilson and Ella Mae McElreath.
Mrs. Myers was a retired retail clerk and was a member of Oconee Baptist Church, Jefferson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer C. Myers, a son, Clarence Cheatham Jr., two brothers, John C. Wilson and Woodrow Wilson, and two sisters, Lucy Smallwood and Sarah Jackson.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 12, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Billy Fowler officiating. Burial was in the Oconee Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy N. Eubanks, Gainesville; grandchildren, George Eubanks Jr., Dahlonega, and Tracey, Chris and Kevin Eubanks, all of Gainesville; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Julie and Greg Martin, Commerce; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 14, 2000

MR. COLLINS
Retired auditor
MAYSVILLE - Jimmy Hamilton Collins, 64, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Collins was born October 17, 1935, in Jackson County. He was a son of Charles E. and Faye Tucker Collins, Commerce.
Mr. Collins was a retired auditor and a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Anne Collins.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 14, at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sandra Carter Collins; two sons, Jay Hamilton Collins, Atlanta, and Jimmy David Collins, Ila; one daughter, Robin Renee Scoggins, Ila; two step-sons, Casey Evans, Maysville, and Edward Chuck Evans, Gainesville; one sister, Charla Lowe, Commerce; a foster brother, Gerald Mullins, Redding, Calif.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 14, 2000

MR. HAYES
Service technician
CORNELIA - Roger Welton Hayes, 58, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville.
Mr. Hayes was born May 1, 1942, in Stephens County. He was a son of Woodrow and Hazel Westmoreland Hayes, Norcross.
Mr. Hayes was a service technician for the poultry industry and a member of Baldwin Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 10, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Ed Aiken and Jentezen Franklin officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Joyce Dover Hayes; sons and daughters-in-law, Allan and Michelle Hayes, Atlanta, David and Jill Hayes, Cornelia, and Brian and Christy Hayes, Flowery Branch; sons, Greg Hayes, Atlanta, and Brad Hayes, New York; two brothers, Philip Hayes and Mark Hayes, both of Buford; and nine grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Scarlett Whelchel, 4050 Highway 115, Demorest, GA 30535.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 14, 2000

MRS. MORRIS
Former Banks
County resident
MARIETTA - Mrs. Estella R. Morris, 73, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000.
Mrs. Morris was a former resident of Banks County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilton Thomas Morris.
Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, June 12, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with the Rev. James Caffrey officiating. Burial was in Banks County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Morris is survived by one daughter, Ann Deaver, Marietta; one sister, Kathleen Cooney, Philadelphia, Pa.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 14, 2000

MRS. CARLAN
Banks County native
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Josephine Redmon Carlan, 81, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Carlan was born March 1, 1919, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late George Wiley and Leaner Baker Redmon.
Mrs. Carlan was a homemaker and a member of Grove Level Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walton Oliver Carlan.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 14, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan and Jeff Appling officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include three sons, James Carlan, Winterville, Jimmy Carlan, Homer, and Larry Carlan, Maysville; three sisters, Ruby Bales, Imogene Redmon and Viola Redmon, all of Maysville; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 14, 2000

MR. FAULKNER
U.S. Army veteran
COMMERCE - Amos Earl "Rusty" Faulkner, 70, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Faulkner was born July 31, 1929, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Patrick S. and Essie Porter Faulkner.
Mr. Faulkner was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War, and was retired from Delta Airlines. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and a member of Hudson Lodge #294 F&AM.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 11, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Jestean Minish Faulkner; two sons, Greg Faulkner, McDonough, and Patrick Faulkner, Monroe; one daughter, Diane Smith, Athens; one brother, M.S. Faulkner, Snellville; one sister, Florence Voyles, Commerce; and five grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 14, 2000

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