Banks County Obituaries...

August 23, 2000


MRS. COWART
Mother of three
ARCADE - Mrs. Willie Belle Cowart, 70, died Friday, August 18, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Cowart was born May 21, 1930, a daughter of the late John Thomas and Addie Mae Baxter Jordan.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 20, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Jimmy Owensby officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Jeffery Allen Cowart, Nicholson; two daughters, Barbara Ann Cowart and Lois Flynn, Winterville; one brother, Eugene Lenward Jordan, Alto; and two sisters, Geraldine Jordan and Sara Dell McKie, both of Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 23, 2000

MR. LORD
Center Baptist member
NICHOLSON - Roy Lee Lord, 85, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at his residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Lord was a son of the late William and Mattie Vickery Lord. He was retired from Poss Manufacturing and was a member of Center Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 18, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Hugh Eberhart, Gary Prater and Harold Crawford officiating. Burial was in the Center United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mr. Lord is survived by his wife, Thelma Archer Lord; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Shirley Lord, Athens, and Johnny and Ann Lord, Nicholson; one sister, Doris Archer, Athens; granddaughter and husband, Lori and John Halley, Nicholson; and one great-grandson, Jake Halley, Nicholson.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 23, 2000

MRS. CAREY
Retired school teacher
TOCCOA - Mrs. Nonia Haggard Carey, 89, died Thursday, August 17, 2000, in McEntire Manor Personal Care Home, Carnesville.
Mrs. Carey was born September 22, 1910, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late John Carlton and Vera Culberson Haggard.
Mrs. Carey had resided in Toccoa for some 40 years. She was a graduate of Piedmont College and was a retired school teacher, having taught for some 36 years in Franklin, Madison and Stephens counties. Mrs. Carey was a member of Ila Baptist Church and a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Carey, who passed away July 30, 1972, and a daughter, Carol Aiken.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 19, in Hillcrest Chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, with the Rev. Dr. Tim Miller and the Rev. Jerrell Beatty officiating. Burial was in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Carey is survived by one son, Mike Carey, Toccoa; one sister, Eleanor Mize, Athens; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 23, 2000

MRS. WILBANKS
General Times retiree
COMMERCE - Mrs. Sadie Marrett Wilbanks, 88, died Thursday, August 17, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Wilbanks was born January 16, 1912, in Fulton County. She was a daughter of the late Millard and Etta Brown Marrett.
Mrs. Wilbanks was retired from General Times and was a member of Community Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoke D. Wilbanks, and a daughter, Nancy Altice.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Strickland officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Benny Wilbanks, Athens, and Billy Wilbanks, Commerce; one daughter, Betty Wilson, Fort Mill, S.C.; four brothers, Charles M. Marrett, Atlanta, Joseph Marrett, Conyers, Millard Marrett Jr., Alabama, and Thomas Watson Marrett, Lafayette; three sisters, Inez Davis, Jasper, Nannie Lou Gunn, Clarkesville, and Ola Leikert, Bradenton, Fla.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 23, 2000

MR. BENTON
Blue Bell Mfg. retiree
COMMERCE - Ollie Samuel Benton, 96, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Benton was born April 2, 1904, a son of the late Wiley and Maggie Ingram Benton.
He was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing Company.
Mr. Benton was preceded in death by his first wife, Viola Holland Benton, and his second wife, Edna Langston Benton.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 18, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Dr. Kent Cranford and the Rev. Buhl Cummings officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include three daughters, Eloise Benton, Rex, Charlotte Benton, Stone Mountain, and Sammy Benton Hunt, Forest Park; one brother, Verner Benton, Commerce; five grandchildren, Lynn, Terry and Gerald Hunt, Jack Hardman and Martha Bowler; and a number of great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 23, 2000

MR. BOOTH
U.S. Army veteran
CORNELIA - Charles E. Booth, 80, died Thursday, August 17, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Branchland, W.Va., Mr. Booth had lived most of his life in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Rev. Charlie and Elizabeth Napier Booth.
Mr. Booth was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, being awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a self-employed carpenter and was a member of Hillside Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Booth was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 7720 of Cornelia and the Rabun County Disabled American Veterans Chapter #42.
He also served as a volunteer with the Habersham Civil Defense for 15 years.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 19, at Hillside Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Burrell and Billy Harris officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest, with full military honors provided by the Rabun County Disabled American Veterans Chapter #42.
Mr. Booth is survived by his wife, Maxine Smith Booth; one daughter, Regina Jenkins, Alto; two sons, Edwin Booth, Baldwin, and Mack Booth, Mt. Airy; one brother, James Booth, Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Ruth Cremeans, Branchland, W.Va.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 23, 2000

MRS. CODY
Former teacher's aide
MT. AIRY - Mrs. Mary Bond Cody, 86, died Friday, August 18, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Stephens, Mrs. Cody had lived most of her life in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late Rayford and Violet Grant Bond.
Mrs. Cody worked as a teacher's aide in the Habersham County School System for many years and was a member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church, where she was a G.A. leader for many years. She was also a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Cody was preceded in death by her husband, Claude S. Cody, and a son, C.W. Cody.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 20, at Hazel Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Burrell, Trent Smith and John Humphries officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Members of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Joan Cody Hill, Clarkesville; son, Jerry Cody, Atlanta; son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Bonnie Cody, Cornelia; daughter-in-law, Ann Ayers Cody, Mt. Airy; one brother, A.T. Bond, Stockbridge; two sisters, Violet Addy, Toccoa, and Frances Hill, Clarkesville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Willing Workers Sunday School Class or to the Family Life Center of Hazel Creek Baptist Church, 243 Hazel Creek Church Road, Mt. Airy, GA 30563.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 23, 2000

MRS. WILBANKS
Cross Roads
Baptist member
CARNESVILLE - Mrs. Doris Moore Wilbanks, 84, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Wilbanks was born December 20, 1915, in Carnesville, a daughter of the late Robert Berry and Sallie Isbell Moore.
She was an honor graduate of Franklin County High School and a cum laude graduate of Piedmont College. Mrs. Wilbanks was a teacher of music and English for 18 years in Franklin County and had worked with the U.S. Postal Service for 22 years.
She had been a member and served as past president of the Carnesville Women's Club. As a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, she was past matron, past grand organist and assistant grand organist for the state of Georgia.
As a faithful lifelong member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, Mrs. Wilbanks served as pianist and organist for 50 years, as Sunday School teacher and as past president of the Cross Roads Baptist Women.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Abijah Wilbanks, two sisters, Ethel Moore and Eva Brown, and two brothers, Doyle and Hubert Moore. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 22, at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Revs. Arthur Cardin and Michael Bell and Clarence Davis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Wilbanks is survived by two nieces and three nephews.
Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 16144 GA Hwy. 59, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 23, 2000

 

 

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