Banks County Obituaries...

September 20, 2000


MRS. AYERS
Bethany Christian
Church member
HOMER - Mrs. Irene Worley Ayers, 91, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Ayers was born February 9, 1909, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late James Columbus and Jenny Ausburn Worley.
Mrs. Ayers was retired from Blue Bell and was a member of Bethany Christian Church, Homer, where she was a member of the Ladies Fellowship. She was also a member of the Banks County AARP and the Historical Society.
Mrs. Ayers was preceded in death by her husband, Otha J. Ayers, a son, J.D. Ayers, and a son-in-law, Marvin Dunson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 19, at Bethany Christian Church with the Revs. William Campbell and Bob Hill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Thelma Dunson, Homer; daughter-in-law, Mattie Jean Ayers, Homer; one sister, Donnie Metcalf, Athens; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 20, 2000

MR. HILL
Owner of H & H Farms
MAYSVILLE - John David Hill, 47, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Hill was born September 17, 1952, in Jackson County. He was a son of Nannie Buffington Hill Pruitt, Maysville, and the late Homer Hill.
Mr. Hill was the owner of H & H Farms and was of the Baptist denomination. He was preceded in death by a brother, W.F. Hill.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 18, at Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Revs. Swayne Carlan and Jeff Williams officiating. Burial was in the Grove Level Baptist Church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Kay B. Hill; one son, Andy Hill, Maysville; one brother, Ronnie Hill, Maysville; two sisters, Mrs. Randall "JoAnn" Brock, Gainesville, and Mrs. Darrell "Judy" Griffin, Gillsville; step-father, I.W. Pruitt, Maysville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 20, 2000

MRS. WILSON
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Donnie Cain Wilson, 87, died Friday, September 15, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mrs. Wilson was born April 1, 1913, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Will and Sally Jones Cain.
Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and a member of Webbs Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Lee Wilson.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 17, at Webbs Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Bob Hill and Bobby Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Alton Wilson, Dallas, Donald Wilson, Gillsville, and Hugh M. Wilson, Commerce; two daughters, Barbara Childs, Asheboro, N.C., and Suzanne Ward, Athens; one sister, Mary Cain Brewer, Homer; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 20, 2000

MRS. RYLEE
Grove Level Baptist
Church member
BALDWIN - Mrs. Doris King Rylee, 57, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Rylee was born January 1, 1943, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of Lurlene Thompson King, Baldwin, and the late Sandy King.
Mrs. Rylee attended North Georgia Technical School and was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Chase Boswell.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 21, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three daughters, Robin Davidson, Commerce, Beth Lewis, Cornelia, and Charity Boswell, Elcajon, Calif.; four sons, Chris Lewis, Maysville, Scott Lewis, Mt. Airy, and Tim Lewis and Jeff King, both of Baldwin; one sister, Grace Hogsed, Toccoa; one brother, Charles King, Baldwin; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080, to The Arthritis Foundation, 1276 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501, or to The American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Suite A, Bogart, GA 30622.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 20, 2000

MR. PARSON
Retired carpenter
GILLSVILLE - Lamertine Parson, 69, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at Lanier Park Hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Parson was born August 27, 1931, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Thomas and Etta Rose Nunn Parson.
Mr. Parson was a retired carpenter and worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Banks County School system. He was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church.
Mr. Parson was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Taylor and Curtis Westmoreland, and four brothers, Henry Parson, Travis Parson, Tilden Parson and Luther Parson.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 15, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Rev. Sam Parsons officiating at graveside.
Mr. Parson is survived by his wife, Mary Harris Parson; two daughters, Joyce Crumley, Gillsville, and Jan Parks, Lula; one son, Keith "Bull" Parson, Gillsville; four sisters, Pauline Arflin, Belton, S.C., Anthie Tatum, Lula, and Janie Poole and Ellie Mae Herbert, both of Gillsville; one brother, Hoyt Parson, Gillsville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Silver Shoals Baptist Church Building Fund, 939 Antioch Road, Lula, GA 30554.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 20, 2000

MR. BURNS
Father of two
MAYSVILLE - Ray Everette Burns, 59, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Burns was born April 5, 1941, a son of Betty Acree, Arcade.
Mr. Burns was employed in construction.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 16, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Paul Fields officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Burns is survived by his wife, Linda F. Burns; daughter, Becky Burns, Maysville; daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Tim Miller, Gainesville; and two brothers, James Burns and Shorty Burns, both of Panama City, Fla.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 20, 2000

MR. ATKINSON
Foreman
ROYSTON - Spurgeon Emmett "Spud" Atkinson, 52, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C.
Mr. Atkinson was born October 3, 1947, in Franklin County. He was a son of Mrs. Sara L. Coker Atkinson, Lavonia, and the late William J. Atkinson.
Mr. Atkinson was employed as a foreman with Metromont Presstress Industry.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 15, at New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Bruce Kesler and Kenneth Vanderford officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Wayne Reel, Tim Johnson, Tommy Crozier, Cecil Wilson, Danny Elrod and John Wood served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers included members of the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department and employees of Metromont Presstress.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Sandra Check Atkinson; two sons, Jason Atkinson and John Atkinson, both of Royston; one daughter, Julie Atkinson, Royston; three brothers, Donald Atkinson and Billy Lee Atkinson, both of Lavonia, and Douglas Atkinson, Martin; five sisters, Brenda Vaughn, Hull, Kathy Wood, Rodney, Mich., Ruth Smith, California, Thelma Seymour, Hartwell, and Shirley Shiretzki, Alto.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 20, 2000

MISS DORMINEY
Lavonia resident
LAVONIA - Miss Bettye Dorminey, 53, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Miss Dorminey was a daughter of Jack and Birthene Dorminey, Commerce.
A memorial service was held Saturday, September 16, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Tim Garrett officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include three daughters, Faith Guillory, Cumming, Hope Abbs, Commerce, and Shannon Wood, Riedsville; one brother, Billy Dorminey, Auburn; three sisters, Kay Piper, Horton, Ala., Ann Gandy, Cumming, and Susan Dorminey, Commerce; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 20, 2000

 

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