Banks County Obituaries...

 June 21, 2000


MR. LEDFORD
Banks County native
COMMERCE - Clifford Ray Ledford Sr., 72, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Ledford was born February 1, 1928, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Henry Clayton and Mary Elizabeth Crumley Ledford.
Mr. Ledford was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include three sons, Clifford Ray Ledford Jr. and Richard Warren Ledford, both of Lancaster, S.C., and Timothy Ray Ledford, Commerce; two sisters, Thelma Dlean Hardy, Jefferson, and Pearl Irene Veal, Commerce; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 21, 2000

MR. BARNETT
New Harmony
Baptist member
NICHOLSON - Otis C. "Junior" Barnett, 63, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Barnett was born June 12, 1937, in Jackson County. He was a son of Ovida Mildred Wilson Barnett, Nicholson, and the late Otis Barnett.
Mr. Barnett was retired from Dairy Pak and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Pittman Barnett.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 15, at New Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Keith Barnett, Nicholson; one daughter, Wanda Barnett, Nicholson; five brothers, Bobby Barnett, Arnoldsville, Jimmy Lee Barnett, Rome, N.Y., Mickey Barnett, Athens, and Weldon Barnett and Wendell Todd Barnett, both of Nicholson; and four sisters, Walla Mae Butler, Danielsville, Gail Edwards, Hull, Agnes Peterman, Nicholson, and Betty Ann Poole, Anderson, S.C.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 21, 2000

MR. BROWN
Retired from CMI Industries
CORNELIA - Jack Brown Sr., 54, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Brown was born January 11, 1946, in Lincolnton, a son of the late Benny Frank and Nellie Moore Brown.
He was retired from CMI Industries as a cloth cutter and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 15, in the chapel of MaGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Ronald Mote officiating. Burial was in the Baldwin City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jones Brown; one daughter, Julie Dawn Brown Nix, Toccoa; one son, Jack Darrell Brown Jr., Mt. Airy; two brothers, Terry Brown and Tracey Brown, both of Lincolnton; and two grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 21, 2000

MR. HYATT
U.S. Navy veteran
HOMER - Lester Gordon Hyatt, 89, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness.
Mr. Hyatt was born in Irvington, N.J., a son of the late Lester and Ada Price Hyatt.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, and was retired from Northrup Aviation in California. Mr. Hyatt was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 21, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Franklin, N.C., with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating.
Mr. Hyatt is survived by one brother, Stanley Hyatt, Homer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation, 1009 Duquesne Blvd., Duquesne, PA 15110.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 21, 2000

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MRS. CARVER
Antiques dealer
ILA - Mrs. Mildred W. Carver, 73, died Thursday, June 15, 2000.
Born in Savannah, Mrs. Carver was a daughter of W.L. Weathers, Baldwin, and the late Mamie Bazemore Weathers.
She was an antiques dealer.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, Danielsville, with the Rev. David Terrell officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Wesley E. Carver; one daughter, Darleen Meadows, Statham; two sons, Michael Carver, Ila, and Alan Carver, Danielsville; one step-daughter, Linda Gay, Charleston, S.C.; one step-son, Gene Carver, Pine Bluff, Ark.; two sisters, Betty Harvey, Columbus, and Cheryl Smart, San Jose, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Corporation Square, Suite 127, Atlanta, GA 30329, or to the Madison County Rotary Club, c/o David Dooley, CPA Incorporated, P.O. Box 215, Hull, GA 30646.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 21, 2000

MR. WILLIAMS
Blacks Creek
Baptist member
COMMERCE - Hugh Dorsey Williams, 83, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Williams was born July 28, 1916, in Madison County. He was a son of the late Berry Jim and Donie Hix Williams.
Mr. Williams was retired from the State Highway Department and was a member of Blacks Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Jeanette Borders Williams.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 20, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Kenneth Hendrix and John Phillips officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Williams is survived by one son, Jimmy Williams, Nicholson; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 21, 2000

MISS BACLE
Texas native
COMMERCE - Miss Bethany Suzanne Bacle, 22, died Monday, June 12, 2000, in Troup County.
Miss Bacle was born September 28, 1977, in Tyler, Texas. She was a daughter of Bob and Jeanne Bacle, Commerce.
Miss Bacle had lived in Commerce since 1990 and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Danielsville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17, at Faith Baptist Church with the Revs. Douglas Duncan and Charles Chapman officiating. Burial was in Meadoway Gardens Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her fiancé, Joe Dumais II, Commerce; one sister, April Joy Bacle, Commerce; one brother, Robert Ben Bacle Jr., Cornelia; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Ollie Belle, LaGrange; aunts and uncles, Sue and Bill Frampton, LaGrange, and Alice and Andy Koone, Pine Mountain; aunt, Gail Bacle, Hull; uncle, Jody Allen, LaGrange; and several cousins.
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 21, 2000

MRS. PAYNE
New Bethel
Baptist member
CARNESVILLE - Mrs. Millie Mae Collier Payne, 80, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Payne was born September 18, 1919, in Stephens County. She was a daughter of the late Charlie C. and Delia Garland Collier.
Mrs. Payne was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Harvey Lee, John, C.C. and Grady Collier, and two sisters, Pauline Wood and Eunice Stephens.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 14, at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Tommy Childress and Charles Ivey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Marion D. Payne; one daughter, Marcell Means, Carnesville; one brother, Fletcher Collier, Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Susie Nell Ledbetter, Anderson, S.C., and Melba McCurry, Toccoa; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the New Bethel Baptist Church.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 21, 2000


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