Banks County Obituaries...

September 6, 2000


MR. RAY
Dawson County native
MAYSVILLE - Howard Emmett "Pop" Ray, 75, died Sunday, September 3, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a brief illness.
Mr. Ray was born September 4, 1924, in Dawson County. He was a son of the late Carloss and Josephine Collier Ray.
Mr. Ray was retired from the poultry industry. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Ray.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 6, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jeffrey Gailey officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Mr. Ray's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sons, David Ray and Kenneth Ray, both of Maysville, and Dennis Ray, Jefferson; two daughters, Judy Marlow, Commerce, and Janice Fields, Jefferson; one sister, Lula Cagle, Marble Hill; one brother, John D. Ray, Gainesville; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 6, 2000

MR. GARRISON
Banks County native
DEMOREST - Floyd Elmo Garrison, 88, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Garrison was born August 16, 1912, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Clayton and Nettie Caudell Garrison.
Mr. Garrison was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from Colonial Stores as produce manager, with 30 years of service, and was a member of Cornelia Christian Church.
Mr. Garrison was preceded in death by his wife, Tommie Lou Minyard Garrison, a son, James H. Garrison, and a granddaughter, Jan Garrison Cargile.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with David Terrell and James Jones officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 7, in Yonah Memorial Gardens with Douglas McDonald officiating.
Survivors include one son, Lamar Garrison, Jonesborough, Tenn.; two brothers, Robert L. Garrison, Atlanta, and Bruce N. Garrison, Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Cornelia Christian Church, c/o Johnny Ayers, 157 Crabapple Lane, Cornelia, GA 30531.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 6, 2000

MRS. CRUMP
Grey Hill Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Rhoda Ester Crump, 68, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Crump was born January 23, 1932, in Commerce. She was a daughter of the late Rev. Howell Cobb and Mrs. Cora Ester Ledford Parr.
Mrs. Crump was preceded in death by two sisters, Margie McClure and Maybell Parr, and a brother, the Rev. Leroy Parr.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 7, at the Lighthouse Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Winfred Bingham, John Webber, Dennis Kesler and Jim Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Crump is survived by her husband, Jack Crump; two sons, Greg Crump, Paoli, and Mike Jack Crump, Comer; two daughters, Linda O'Reilly Hardman, Nicholson, and Brenda Matthews, Danielsville; one brother, Clyde Parr, Commerce; two sisters, Ruth Bingham, Maysville, and Adell Elliott, Griffin; three grandchildren, Scott Matthews, Dunwoody, Lynn O'Reilly, Nicholson and Josh Crump, Paoli; and one great-granddaughter, Jessica O'Reilly, Nicholson.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 6, 2000

MR. PHELAN
Commerce resident
COMMERCE - Robert B. Phelan, 53, died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Phelan was born February 14, 1947, a son of Mary Smith Phelan, Advance, N.C., and the late James Maloney Phelan.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 2, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Mr. Phelan is survived by his wife, Phyllis Dianne Phelan; one step-son, Kevin Brownlee, Flowery Branch; one step-daughter, Kelly Rene Hickey, Buford; three brothers, Dennis Phelan, Washington, D.C., James Phelan, Charlottesville, Va., and Tom Phelan, Chicago, Ill.; and one sister, Mary Ellen Hume, Chicago, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to GFW Equine Rescue, 525 Mangum Bridge Road, Maysville, GA 30558.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 6, 2000

MRS. MCKINNEY
Mt. Airy Baptist
Church member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Helen Lucille Carlan McKinney, 70, died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, at Lakeshore Heights Nursing Home, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mrs. McKinney was born in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Asbury and Nina Opal Ayers Carlan.
She was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 31, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Ray Turpin officiating. Burial was in the Nails Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Carnesville.
Mrs. McKinney is survived by her husband, Frank McKinney; one son, Ronnie Sims, Vine Grove, Ky.; one daughter, Shelia S. Martin, Jefferson; two sisters, Linda Hanley, Ila, and Mary Ann Galloway, Homer; two brothers, Horace Carlan, Commerce, and Jerry Carlan, Homer; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 6, 2000

MR. KIMBRELL
U.S. Air Force veteran
COMMERCE - Grady Paul Kimbrell, 67, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Kimbrell was born September 10, 1932, in Cherokee County. He was a son of the late William T. and Inez Butler Kimbrell.
Mr. Kimbrell was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War. He was a heating and air service technician.
Mr. Kimbrell was preceded in death by two grandchildren, a brother, Charles "Boots" Kimbrell, and a sister, Sara Tilley.
Graveside services were held Sunday, September 3, in Adam Place Cemetery, Commerce, with the Rev. Dennis Justice officiating.
Mr. Kimbrell is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mulligan Kimbrell; one son, Grady Franklin Kimbrell, Commerce; four daughters, Robin Davis and Paulette Kimbrell Thompson, both of Commerce, Debra Sue Hill, Flowery Branch, and Elizabeth Jones, Winder; one brother, Jerry Kimbrell, Atlanta; six sisters, Mary Sue Daniels, Roswell, and Judy Lloyd, Karen Mann, Carol Shirley, Shirley Tatem and Dorothy Wigginton, all of Cumming; and 14 grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 6, 2000

MR. PRITCHETT
Apple Valley Baptist
Church cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Roy Pritchett, 84, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Pritchett was born August 16, 1916, a son of the late Clarence and Lula Wood Pritchett.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Curtis Green, David Harbin and Howard Rhodes officiating. Burial was in the Apple Valley Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Pritchett is survived by his wife, Grace Pritchett; one daughter, Martha Fleeman, Commerce; one brother, Swayne Pritchett, Anderson, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 6, 2000

MR. BOUGHTON
Michigan native
CORNELIA - Myrl R. Boughton, 81, died Friday, September 1, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Boughton was born April 6, 1919, in Michigan. He was a son of the late Ray and Myrtle Shaver Boughton.
Mr. Boughton was a retiree of the City of Forest Park Water Department and was a member of Cornelia United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Boughton.
Memorial services were held Sunday, September 3, at Cornelia United Methodist Church with the Revs. Marcus Martin and Wayne Smith officiating.
Mr. Boughton is survived by his wife, Pamela Brooks Boughton; and two daughters, Bonita Sedore, and Jo Jean Marble, both of Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pinching Pennies of Safe Haven Ministries, 4453 B.C. Grant, Cornelia, Georgia.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 6, 2000

 

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