Banks County Obituaries...

 July 19, 2000


MRS. SWAIN
Riverside Baptist member
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Agnes Ingram Swain, 91, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Swain was born October 9, 1908, a daughter of the late Jack Parr and Vinnie Voyles Parr.
She was a homemaker and a member of Riverside Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 15, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Harvey Smith and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was in the Dry Pond United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jack Ingram, Comer; three daughters, Lorene Austin, Maysville, Louise Carey, Ila, and Johnnie Pace, Nicholson; one sister, Claudene Lance, Gainesville; six step-sons, Edgar Swain, Little Rock, Ark., J.C. Swain and Fred Swain, both of Commerce, Walter Swain Jr., Homer, Arthur Lee Swain, Athens, and Joe Swain, Pendergrass; 15 grandchildren, 18 step-grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 19, 2000

MR. MCDUFFIE
Firefighter
BALDWIN - Howard H. "Mac" "Pop" McDuffie, 62, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a short illness.
Mr. McDuffie was born April 26, 1938, in Habersham County. He was a son of Helen Myers McDuffie, Baldwin, and the late Clarence McDuffie.
Mr. McDuffie was a six-year certified firefighter and one of the first to establish Baldwin Fire Department. He was a former policeman for the City of Baldwin and a former policeman with the Clarkesville Police Department.
Mr. McDuffie was retired from Shannon Trucking with over 30 years of service and was a well-known musician in the area. He attended Good News Baptist Church and was a member of Baldwin Baptist Church.
Mr. McDuffie was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon McDuffie, a son, David McDuffie, and a sister, Louise Parker.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 14, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Austin Kelley and Terry Rice officiating. Burial was in the Baldwin City Cemetery with the Rev. Luther Williams officiating.
Mr. McDuffie is survived by his wife, Ruthaline Carter McDuffie; sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Tammy McDuffie, Dale and Cherri McDuffie and Dan and Connie McDuffie, all of Baldwin, Daryl and Cheryl McDuffie, Clarkesville, and Stacy and Melissa Wilkes, Lula; four sisters, Bertie Chaffin and Ann Reems, both of Baldwin, and Leasie Whitmire and Patsy Alexander, both of Clarkesville; one brother, Lonnie McDuffie, Cleveland; and seven grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Good News Baptist Church, c/o Austin Kelley, 215 Victory Drive, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 19, 2000

MRS. RAMSEY
Seamstress
COMMERCE - Mrs. Corean Elizabeth Ramsey, 77, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Ramsey was born December 2, 1922, a daughter of the late Peyton and Elizabeth Tanner.
She had worked as a seamstress, having been employed with Commerce Sportswear and Blue Bell Manufacturing Company.
Family members say Mrs. Ramsey was a devoted wife and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joni Wilkes, two sisters, Daisy McCoy and Mary Chandler, and one brother, George Tanner.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 13, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Ramsey is survived by her husband, O.B. Ramsey; two sons, Randall Ramsey, Maysville, and Robin Ramsey, Alto; one daughter, Ann Gilstrap, Jefferson; one sister, Lucy Gillespie, Nicholson, one brother, Luther Tanner, Commerce; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 19, 2000

 

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MRS. ROBINSON
Bookkeeper
CLARKESVILLE - Mrs. Muriel Helen Robinson, 69, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Robinson was born July 5, 1931, in New York. She was a daughter of the late George Bennett and Florence Hand Wooley Thieme.
Mrs. Robinson had worked as a bookkeeper and accountant and had worked in retail sales in the Cornelia and Helen areas. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Resurrection, Sautee, The Order of Eastern Star and the American Society of Women Accounts (ASWA).
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by her step-mother, Betty McGregor, and her step-father, Emilior Puig.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 18, at the Episcopal Church of Resurrection with the Revs. Steve Lipscomb and Sue Duffield officiating.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by her husband, James William "Glenn" Robinson; one daughter, Betty Allen, Clarkesville; two sons, Glenn Robinson, Sautee, and William Robinson, Clarkesville; and eight grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of Resurrection, P.O. Box 536, Sautee, GA 30571.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 19, 2000

MRS. SMILEY
B & D Sportswear retiree
LULA - Mrs. Glenda Hunt Smiley, 56, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Smiley was born January 6, 1944, in High Point, N.C. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Lillian Cranford Hunt.
Mrs. Smiley was a 1961 graduate of High Point High School and retired after 20 years service with B & D Sportswear. She was a member of the Church of Life Deliverance Tabernacle.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 19, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with Pastors Vernice Waldrop and Veola Thomas officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery.
Mrs. Smiley is survived by her husband, Richard T. Smiley; one son, Daniel Richard Smiley, Lula; two sisters, Ann Clayton, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Janette Hunt, Baltimore, Md.; three brothers, Roy Hunt and James Hunt, both of High Point, N.C., and Jerry Hunt, Tellico Plains, Tenn.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Church of Life Deliverance Tabernacle, P.O. Box 281, Lula, GA 30554.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 19, 2000

MR. VARNER
Commerce native
COMMERCE - Amory Kytle Varner, 62, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Varner was born June 2, 1938, in Commerce. He was a son of the late Felton and Etta Mae Irvin Varner.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Varner is survived by one brother, Tommy Varner, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 19, 2000

MR. COLLINS
Retired welder
PALMETTO - Dan Collins, 79, formerly of Toccoa, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Collins was born April 30, 1921, in Stephens County. He was a son of the late L.T. and Estelle Smith Collins.
Mr. Collins was a retired welder from Milwright General Motors and was of the Baptist denomination.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Lou Sagon Collins.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 16, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Carl Albert Hyde officiating. Burial was in the Old Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Collins, Cornelia; four sons, Dan Collins Jr., Lawrenceville, Ferrol Collins, Clarkesville, Lamar Collins, Jackson, and Morris Collins, Senoia; one brother, Brown Collins, Toccoa; one sister, Nell Addison, Toccoa; one step-sister, Emily Rousey, Toccoa; and special friend and caregiver, Betty Crider, Conyers.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 19, 2000


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