Banks County Obituaries...

 July 5, 2000


MRS. THOMPSON
Retired supervisor
ATHENS - Mrs. A. Lois Seay Thompson, 82, died Thursday, June 29, 2000.
A native of Banks County and a long time resident of Athens, Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of the late Harwell and Bessie Johnson Seay.
She was a retired supervisor with Thomas Textile and was a member of the 60 and More Club at Chapelwood Methodist Church. Mrs. Thompson was also a member of East Athens Baptist Church, where she was very active in the Senior Citizens Group and the Bykota Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Lonnie Thompson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 1, at East Athens Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Leaptrott and David Shelley officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Sailors, Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Edward "Ed" and Shirley Thompson, Jefferson; one sister, Annie Ruth Sims, Colbert; grandchildren and spouses, Alan and Diane Thompson, Michael and Angie Thompson, David and Katie Sailors, Rhonda and Kent Kilpatrick, Philip and L'Resu Thompson and Vicky and Keith Treadway; and 14 great-grandchildren, Matt, Morgan, Kelly, Kory and Kevin Kilpatrick, Josh, Blake and Kelsey Sailors, Hannah and Jake Treadway, Bryan and Andrew Thompson and Chandler and Gage Thompson.
Memorials may be made to East Athens Baptist church, 4325 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 5, 2000

MR. LACEY
Farmer
MAYSVILLE - Carl Alton Lacey, 75, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Lacey was born December 15, 1924, in Commerce. He was a son of the late Odis Lacey and Sally Slaton Lacey.
Mr. Lacey was a farmer.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 29, at Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Revs. Swayne Carlan and Tommy Seay officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy E. Lacey; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky Carl and Melissa Ann Lacey, Maysville; one step-daughter, Jan Hill, Homer; two brothers, Royal Lacey and the Rev. R.M. Lacey, both of Commerce; one sister, Margie Ann Kinsey, Gainesville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 5, 2000

MRS. INGRAM
Homemaker
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Azalee Redd Ingram, 89, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Ingram was born in Banks County, a daughter of the late Charlie Redd and Leah O'Donnell Redd.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Ingram was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Ingram Sr.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 30, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in the Bethany United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Emory Ingram Jr., Jefferson; one daughter, Judy Arnold, Jefferson; four sisters, Mozelle Ayers and Nola Hulme, both of Jefferson, Julia Lentz, Commerce, and Joanne Bradbury, Hoschton; two brothers, Ellis Redd, Jefferson, and Charles Redd, Ellijay; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 5, 2000

MR. HURT
U.S. Army veteran
MT. AIRY - Clyde E. Hurt, 74, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Mr. Hurt was born September 5, 1925, in Habersham County. He was a son of the late James and Ollie James Hurt.
Mr. Hurt was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was retired from the Schnadig Corporation. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #7720 and was a member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Hurt was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Hurt and Donald Hurt, and brothers-in-law, Clyde Meeks, Cliff Dill and D.C. Chandler.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 2, at Hazel Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Burrell and Trent Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Laverne Stephens Hurt; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Donald Ramey, Mt. Airy; sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell and Susan Hurt and L.C. and Launia Hurt, all of Mt. Airy; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Janice Hurt, Cornelia; three sisters, Mary Meeks, Cleveland, and Beatrice Dill and Dollie Chandler, both of Mt. Airy; grandson, Adam Ramey, Mt. Airy; grandson and wife, Brady and Sonya Hurt, Mt. Airy; and great-grandson, Trey Hurt, Mt. Airy.
Memorials may be made to the Hazel Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 243 Hazel Creek Church Road, Mt. Airy, GA 30563.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 5, 2000

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MR. HOLT
Father of eight
HOMER - Jimmy Cermack Holt, 66, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at his residence.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating.
Mr. Holt is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Holt; five sons, Bobby Holt, John Holt and Roy Holt, all of North Carolina, and Greg Weldon and Brad Weldon, both of Homer; three daughters, Lynn Herbert, Nicholson, Beth Wallace, Homer, and Dottie Presley, North Carolina; two brothers, Ray Holt and Wilford Holt, both of North Carolina; two sisters, Grace Graham and Nora Turner, both of North Carolina; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 5, 2000

MRS. DAVID
Madison County native
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Gladys David, 91, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. David was born February 9, 1909, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late William Jackson and Sally Jane Matthews Burroughs.
Mrs. David was retired from Colonial Poultry and was a member of Nicholson Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kinchen Emory David.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 4, in the Nicholson Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Stowers officiating.
Mrs. David is survived by one son, Robert E. David, Nicholson; one daughter, Mary Jane Hilley, Nicholson; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 5, 2000

MR. TATUM
Supervisor
DEMOREST - Arvil Tatum Jr., 66, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Tatum was born March 21, 1934, in White County. He was a son of the late Orvil and Laura Allen Tatum.
Mr. Tatum worked as a supervisor for the Russell Corporation for 40 years and attended Fairfield Baptist Church. He was a member of the AARP.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 1, at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Allison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Lou Kinsey Tatum; son, Kenneth Tatum, Demorest; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Renee Tatum, Lula; two brothers, Wayne Tatum, Demorest, and Charles Tatum, Turnerville; four sisters, Bernice Wheeler, New Holland, Leona Palmer, Gainesville, Mary Lou Fain, Demorest, and Opal Burke, Helen.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 5, 2000

MR. HARBIN
U.S. Army veteran
COMMERCE - Hoyt H. Harbin, 81, retired former executive director of the Jefferson Housing Authority, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at his residence.
Born in Gwinnett County, Mr. Harbin was a son of the late Thomas R. and Nancy Peavy Harbin.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. Mr. Harbin was a former member of the Commerce Kiwanis and Commerce Lions clubs and was a charter member of the Commerce Country Club. He also served as a former Commerce City Councilman.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 5, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Revs. Warren Huddleston and Tom Lewis officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Miller Harbin; sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Judy Harbin, Commerce, and Keith and Shonda Harbin, Hull; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Gary Butler, Covington; one brother, Dr. Melton Harbin, Lake Junaluska, N.C.; and one sister, Mary Lou Bauer, Forth Worth, Texas.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 5, 2000

MRS. WRIGHT
Pond Fork Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Martha Mae Merck Wright, 55, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County, Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late Joseph Hoyt Merck and Bertha Mary Bell Merck.
She was a homemaker and beautician and a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Pond Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Knight, Marion Prather and Rex Long officiating. Burial will be in the Center Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Wright's brothers and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Wright; two sons, Tresler Wright, Jefferson, and Teharon Wright, Gillsville; two daughters, Terena Huffman and Trilla Wright, both of Jefferson; one sister, Mildred (Mick) Poole, Gillsville; seven brothers, the Rev. Richard Merck, Larry Merck, Jim Merck and Joe Merck, all of Gillsville, the Rev. Doug Merck, Cleveland, Johnny Merck, Eatonton, and Vernon Merck, Rome; and one granddaughter.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 5, 2000


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