Banks County Obituaries...

August 16, 2000


MRS. MYERS
Retired seamstress
LULA - Mrs. Ruby A. Myers, 73, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Myers was born February 12, 1927, in Banks County.
She was a retired seamstress from Carwood Manufacturing and was a member of Lula Baptist Church.
Mrs. Myers was preceded in death by her husband, William Myers, a son, Jesse Arnold, and a brother, A.P. Krockum.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 12, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the Skitts Mountain Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Nellie Burgess, Cornelia; brother-in-law, Edward Myers, Homer; and sisters-in-law, Ethelene Keller, Mt. Airy, Cozetta Myers, Lula, and Mary Lou Myers, Mt. Airy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church of one's choice.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 16, 2000

MRS. WEBB
Commerce First
UMC member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Rosa Lee Edwards Webb, 86, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Webb was a daughter of the late Oris and Margia Edwards and the late Lily Carithers Edwards.
She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing Company and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Webb was also a member of the W.M.U., the AARP and the John Dorsey Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Echols Webb, two brothers, Alton Okelley and Dewey Edwards, and a sister, Flonnie Edwards.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 16, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Revs. Warren Huddleston and Tom Shores officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Brown, Commerce, and Lillie Hill, Athens; one brother, Leroy Edwards, Athens; two sisters, Louise Gordon, Maysville, and Cordelia Stephens, Nicholson; four grandchildren, Dusty Brown, Dalton, Connie Jarvis, Commerce, Jeff Hill, Bogart, and Linda Miller, Athens; and seven great-grandchildren, Jenna Jackson, Commerce, Brody Brown and Emily Rose Brown, both of Dalton, Kristen Miller and Aaron Miller, both of Athens, and Matthew Hill and Jonathan Hill, both of Bogart.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Commerce First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 54 Cherry Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 16, 2000

MR. HARRIS
Retired
watershed inspector
CARNESVILLE - William Paul "Papaw" Harris, 85, died Saturday, August 5, 2000, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Harris was born March 29, 1915, in Elbert County. He was a son of the late J.G. Harris Sr. and Annie Skelton Harris.
Mr. Harris was a retired watershed inspector with the United States Soil Conservation Service, a Watkins salesman and a farmer. He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.
Mr. Harris was preceded in death by five brothers, Dennis, Gartrell, Alfred, Isom and J.G. Harris Jr., and three sisters, Lula Turner, Ruby McCollum and Leah Whitaker.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 7, in B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Revs. William Harris and Michael Bell officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens. Mr. Harris' grandsons served as pallbearers.
Mr. Harris is survived by his wife, Doris Tucker Harris; two sons, Jimmie Harris, Blairsville, and the Rev. William Harris, Spartanburg, S.C.; two daughters, Joan Akin, Loganville, and Gwen Whitworth, Toccoa; two brothers, Dr. Wayne Harris, Royston, and Winston Harris, Hartwell; three sisters, Daltha Bowen, Anderson, S.C., and Willie Ester "Bill" Reynolds and Winona Weaver, both of Hartwell; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 16, 2000

MR. PUCKETT
Providence Church
cemetery rites
WINDER - Walter Roy "Mr. Walt" Puckett, 89, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000.
Mr. Puckett was born in January 1911, a son of Ephraim Anderson and Azalee Hayes Puckett.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzy Mae Cheatham Puckett, and a son, Roy Puckett.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 10, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in the Providence Church cemetery, Statham.
Mr. Puckett is survived by two sons, Jimmy Puckett, Statham, and Alan Puckett, Bogart; five daughters, Sue Bradshaw, Bogart, Inez Kennedy, Winder, Jeanette Kennedy, Ila, Betty Ann Jones, Crawford, and Shirley Dalton, Athens; four sisters, Dorothy Busbin and Maggie Puckett, both of Athens, Anne Lord, Center, Rose Mary Harrison, Decatur; four brothers, Sim Puckett, Winder, and Carroll Puckett, Milton Puckett and Billy Puckett, all of Athens; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 16, 2000

MISS BOOTH
Nicholson Cemetery rites
GILLSVILLE - Miss Vicky Lavern Booth, 27, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Miss Booth was born January 28, 1973, a daughter of Bennie Gail Booth, Gillsville, and C.D. Booth, Jefferson.
Graveside services were held Friday, August 11, in the Nicholson Cemetery with the Rev. Lonnie Baker officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sons, Perry Booth and Percey Booth, both of Gillsville; one brother, Robert Booth, Nicholson; one sister, Toni Booth, Commerce; and grandfather, W.C. Stowe, Westwood, Calif.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 16, 2000

MRS. ADAMS
Banks County native
ROYSTON - Mrs. Georgia Mae Nunnally Adams, 71, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Adams was born September 9, 1928, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Dayton and Maybelle Whitfield Nunnally.
Mrs. Adams was a homemaker and was retired as a textile worker from Comer Manufacturing and Oxford of Royston. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.
Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by a brother, J.D. Nunnally.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 13, in B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Revs. Clint Harper and Truitt Brawner officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jo Dowell, Royston; two sisters, Robbie Worley, Homer, and Ruth Webb, Gainesville; and one grandson, Steven Dowell, Royston.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 16, 2000

MRS. ROWE
Nails Creek Baptist
Church member
CARNESVILLE - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Poole Rowe, 91, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Rowe was born November 18, 1908, in Clermont. She was a daughter of the late Jesse C. and Flora McConnell Poole.
Mrs. Rowe retired from Kraft Foods of Atlanta and was a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church. She had been a resident of the Jersey Community of Walton County for 25 years and had attended Jersey United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 11, at Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Robertson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Sybil McFarlin Lambert, Carnesville; three granddaughters and one grandson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nails Creek Baptist Church, c/o Winnie Osborne, 461 Crow Road, Homer, GA 30547.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 16, 2000

MR. JEWELL
Former Homer resident
STATESBORO - Tony R. Jewell, 31, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at his residence, under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice, following an extended illness with cancer.
A native of Pickens County, S.C., Mr. Jewell was a son of David Lloyd and Junne Wood Jewell, Homer.
He had lived in Homer for many years before moving to Bulloch County 11 years ago. Mr. Jewell was employed as an enforcement officer with the State of Georgia Enforcement Division. He was a member of Emit Grove Baptist Church.
Memorial services were held Friday, August 11, at Emit Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Hubert Tankersley officiating. An additional memorial service was held Sunday, August 13, at Line Baptist Church, Alto, and a memorial service is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 20, at Concord Baptist Church, Pickens, S.C.
Mr. Jewell's body was donated to the Medical College of Georgia.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Jeanie Turner Jewell; one son, Elijah Kyle Jewell, Statesboro; two brothers, Gregory Jewell, Homer, and Samuel T. Jewell, Eastonollee; maternal grandparents, Willie B. and Mildred Wood, Sunset, S.C.; and father and mother-in-law, Billy and Jeanette Turner, Statesboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home, Statesboro, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 16, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

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