Banks County Obituaries...

 July 26, 2000


MRS. BUTLER
Jackson County native
BALDWIN - Mrs. Gussie Jackson Butler, 88, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Butler was born April 12, 1912, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Inda Dover Jackson.
Mrs. Butler was retired from New Holland Cotton Mill, with 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Butler; two sisters, Gertrude Chitwood and Woodie Mae Jackson, and three brothers, Leonard Jackson, Russell Jackson and Walter Jackson.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 24, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Leon Brown, Hudson Thomas and Scott Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in the Belton Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Eloise Smith, Baldwin; one son, Ralph Butler, Lula; three grandchildren, Tony Smith, Baldwin, Loretta Stiarwalt, Alto, and Annette Sledge, Cleveland; and five great-grandchildren, Brody Stiarwalt, Corey Smith, Chancy Herrin, Jeremy Brown and Chris Brown.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 26, 2000

MRS. BENNETT
Franklin County native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Virginia Bennett, 74, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at BJC Medical Center.
Mrs. Bennett was born January 26, 1926, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Tom and Neta Hayes Bennett.
Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Willie Herring officiating. Burial was in the Trinity Methodist Church cemetery, Royston.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Bennett, Commerce, and William Floyd Bennett, Woodstock; two sisters, Annie Bell Scoggins and Gladys Waters, both of Commerce; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 26, 2000

MR. STANDRIDGE
World War II veteran
ALTO - Kelley B. Standridge, 79, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a short illness.
Mr. Standridge was born October 18, 1920, in Jackson County, a son of the late George Thurmond and Carrie Evans Standridge.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army. Mr. Standridge was also a farmer and had been formerly employed with Habersham Mills. He was of the Holiness faith.
Mr. Standridge was preceded in death by four brothers, Otha, Coy, Bruce and Horace Standridge, a sister, Bertha Petite, a half-brother, Clyde "Shorty" Standridge, and a half-sister, Lorene Craven Turpin.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 23, at the Alto Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Jacob Armour, Ralph Smith and Donald Wade officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Standridge is survived by his wife, Janie Phillips Standridge; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Roy Thomas, Alto, Mildred and Howard Ivester, Hollywood, and Joyce and Leon Gibbs, Baldwin; sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell and Rose Standridge, Alto, and Wayne Standridge and Judy Gilbert, Cumming; five sisters, Bessie High, High Shoales, N.C., Lee Fuches, Augusta, Hazelene Crisler, Toccoa, Edna Higgins, Lincolnton, N.C., and Mary Alice Bedenbaugh, Lincolnton, N.C.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alto Congregational Holiness Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 578, Alto, GA 30510.
The Banks County News, July 26, 2000

MR. WHITFIELD
World War II veteran
CORNELIA - Bruce K. Whitfield, 85, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a short illness.
Mr. Whitfield was born June 1, 1915, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Ira H. and Orphia Dailey Whitfield.
Mr. Whitfield was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Air Force, and was retired from the Sunday School Board of Southern Baptist Convention, with 28 years of service.
He was a 1931 honor graduate of Homer High School and attended Norman Junior College. Mr. Whitfield was also a graduate of Mercer University and received a master's degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cornelia, where he was a member of the Berean Sunday School Class. Mr. Whitfield had also served as a deacon and as Sunday School Department Director.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bertrand Whitfield, and a sister, Maurene Whitfield.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 22, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with Dr. T. Logan Smith officiating. Burial was in Banks County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Whitfield is survived by his wife, Lois Mason Whitfield; two daughters, Miriam Vess, Hickory Tavern, S.C., and Catherine Bryant, Newcastle, Ky.; two sons, Robert Whitfield, Grovetown, S.C., and Lamar Whitfield, Pisgah Forest, N.C.; two sisters, Mildred Rentz, Moultrie, and Carolee Hulsey, Mt. Airy; one brother, Jessie Whitfield, Gainesville; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cornelia Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 26, 2000

 

 

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MR. ANTHONY
Carpenter
COMMERCE - Roger Dewitt Anthony, 74, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Anthony was born March 7, 1926, in Commerce. He was a son of the late Ardell and Ethel Howington Anthony.
Mr. Anthony was a carpenter. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Katherine Hill, and a sister, Louise Manley.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 25, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Anthony is survived by his wife, Frances L. Anthony; one son, Jimmy Ardell Anthony, Commerce; three daughters, Deborah S. Benton, Danielsville, Julie Cooper, Maysville, and Wanda Kay Giddons, Commerce; one sister, Annie Lou Manley, Jefferson; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 26, 2000

MR. BURRELL
U.S. Navy veteran
CLARKESVILLE - Donald Truitt Burrell, 73, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Piedmont Hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Burrell was born January 20, 1927, in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Nora Tattie Stamey Burrell.
Mr. Burrell was a U.S. Navy veteran and had worked as a barber. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 20, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Mike Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, G.C. Burrell Jr., Clarkesville; and two sisters, Katherine B. Jenkins and Martha B. Eaton, both of Doraville.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 26, 2000

MRS. BARRETT
Homemaker
CORNELIA - Mrs. Maude Sosebee Barrett, 95, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Barrett was born October 27, 1904, in White County, a daughter of the late Job Brannon and Suzella Crumley Sosebee.
She was a homemaker and a member of Chattahoochee Baptist Church.
Mrs. Barrett was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Barrett, four brothers, Walter, Charlie, Gus and Claude Sosebee, and four sisters, Nora and Mattie Dorsey, Hattie Pittman and Bessie Trotter.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 23, at Chattahoochee Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Gravley officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen Barrett, Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Herman and June Barrett, Cornelia; grandchildren and spouses, Gilbert and Donna Barrett and Nancy and David Bentley, all of Cornelia; and great-grandchildren, Johnathan, Allison and Will Barrett and Kelsea and Carson Bentley, all of Cornelia.
Memorials may be made to Chattahoochee Baptist Church, Duncan Bridge Road, Cleveland, GA 30528.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 26, 2000

MR. JONES
Friendship Baptist member
COMMERCE - Weldon F. Jones, 92, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at BJC Medical Center.
Mr. Jones was born February 1, 1908, in Hall County. He was a son of the late Warren and Ada Ivey Jones.
Mr. Jones was retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 23, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Curtis Hammond, Dennis Kesler and Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Ester Lynch Jones; one son, Gene Jones, Nicholson; two daughters, Betty Carithers, Nicholson, and Lucille McDonald, Jefferson; one sister, Ruby Lord, Danielsville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 26, 2000

MISS SHERARD
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Miss Mary Susan Sherard, 96, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Athens Heritage Nursing Home.
Miss Sherard was born September 10, 1903, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Neal and Mary Susan Anderson Sherard.
Miss Sherard was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. She was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Sherard.
A memorial service was held Monday, July 24, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Don Paulson officiating.
Survivors include one brother, Wiley Sherard, Suffolk, Va.; two nephews, Christopher Sherard and Sammy H. Sherard, both of Suffolk, Va.; and a cousin, Walter Freeman, Danielsville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 26, 2000

MRS. HAWKS
Nicholson UMC member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Lula Black Hawks, 87, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
Mrs. Hawks was born March 13, 1913, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Ida Pertaine Black.
Mrs. Hawks was retired from Blue Bell, where she worked as a sewing machine operator, and was a member of Nicholson United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy D. Purcell and Virgil B. Hawks, and two sons, Edwayne S. Purcell and George Purcell.
Graveside services were held Monday, July 24, in Grey Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating.
Mrs. Hawks is survived by two granddaughters, Susan Purcell, North Augusta, S.C., and Renee Girardeau, Aiken, S.C.; and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 26, 2000


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