Banks County Obituaries...

October 11, 2000


MRS. COCHRAN
Retired school bus driver
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Edna Sue Weldon Cochran, 68, died Thursday, October 5, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Cochran was born October 26, 1931, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Linton Newton and Ethel Gregory Weldon.
Mrs. Cochran had been employed with BJC Nursing Home and was a retired Banks County school bus driver. She was a member of Maysville Baptist Church. Mrs. Cochran was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Cochran.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 7, at Ridgeway Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Manus and Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include four sons, Al Cochran, David Cochran and Ronnie Cochran, all of Maysville, and Tim Cochran, Crawford; one daughter, Yvonne Payne, Homer; one brother, William Lonnie Weldon, Jefferson; one sister, Ruth Brock, Gillsville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 11, 2000

MR. ENGLISH
Truck driver
DEMOREST - Charles Brady English, 81, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness.
Mr. English was born June 16, 1919, in Habersham County, a son of the late Oscar and Mamie Church English.
He was a self-employed truck driver and was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church. Mr. English was preceded in death by a daughter, Ozelle English Segers, two brothers, Clyde English and Curt English, and two sisters, Fay Daniel and Addie Ramsey.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 6, at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Keith Allison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Lavada and Bobby Warren, Demorest, Gail and Golden Barron, Cleveland, and Linda and Phil Garrison, Cornelia; son-in-law, Carroll Segers, Cornelia; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 11, 2000

MR. RYLEE
New Salem UMC member
COMMERCE - James Bennett Rylee, 82, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mr. Rylee was born April 8, 1918, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Hillard Hoyt and Essie Ann Smith Rylee.
Mr. Rylee was retired from A&P Food Stores and was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jerry Rylee officiating. Burial was in the New Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mr. Rylee is survived by his wife, Frances Louise Swanson Rylee; one son, the Rev. Jerry Rylee, Demorest; one daughter, Debra Conner, Lilburn; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 11, 2000

MR. SNYDER
Retired conductor
CORNELIA - Ernest B. Snyder Sr., 84, died Monday, October 9, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Macon County, N.C., Mr. Snyder had lived most of his life in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Odell Ernest and Cora Ellen Phillips Snyder.
Mr. Snyder retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad as a conductor. He was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church, Cornelia, where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Men's Adult Sunday School Class #2. Mr. Snyder was also a 60-year member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bill Snyder, a brother, Joe Snyder, and three sisters, Lois Arrendale, Edna Burrell and Mildred Herrin.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 11, at Level Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Harold Sangster, Telford Tanksley, Terry Rice and Ronnie Thurmond officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Snyder is survived by his wife, Mattie Lee Crocker Snyder; one daughter, Pat Baxter, Cornelia; two sons, Buck Snyder, Cornelia, and Bobby Snyder, Southaven, Miss.; two sisters, Grace Golden and Ruth Bramlett, both of Cornelia; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Level Grove Baptist Church, Level Grove Road, Cornelia, GA 30531.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 11, 2000

MRS. KING
Banks County native
LAFAYETTE - Mrs. Juanita Gordon King, 78, of Lafayette, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, in Lafayette following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. King was a daughter of the late William M. and Eva Wood Gordon.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 6, at Wiley Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Tiger.
Survivors include two sisters, Claire Griffin, Commerce, and Sara Ingram, Lafayette; and three brothers, William Gordon, Commerce, Dillard Gordon, Clayton, and Milton Gordon, Greer, S.C.
The Banks County News, October 11, 2000

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MR. SWENSON
HCHS junior
CLARKESVILLE - Clinton John Swenson, 17, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Mr. Swenson was born August 26, 1983, in Habersham County. He was a junior at Habersham Central High School and was a member of Carmi Baptist Church.
Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Phillip Yarber officiating.
Survivors include his step-father and mother, Anthony and Angel Watkins Garofalo, Clarkesville; grandparents, Anderson and Gwen Wilson Watkins, Baldwin; and great-grandmother, Cora Wilson, Alto.
The family was to have recieved friends following the memorial service.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 11, 2000

MR. DUVALL
World War II veteran
GAINESVILLE - Earl H. Duvall Jr., 74, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
A native of Towns County, Mr. Duvall was born October 10, 1926, to the late Harley and Ethal Waldroup Duvall.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy, where he received many distinguished medals. Mr. Duvall retired from Colonial Foods (Big Star), with 36 years of service. He was also employed with Lanier Park Hospital, with more than 10 years of service. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Duvall was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Louise Reeves Duvall.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 6, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Ralph O. Smith officiating. Burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Jerry Smith, Bishop, Sharon and Bill McClung, Braselton, and Debbie and Doug Cooper and Patti and Warren Minton, all of Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Alma and Johnnie Beaver, St. Mary's; grandchildren, Jill Combs, Stephanie Smith, Chad Cope, Kim Buffington, Jessica Cooper, Michael Cooper, Lindsey Cooper and John Minton; and great-grandchildren, Zach Cope, Austin Cope and Brent Buffington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lanier Park Hospital Fund, In Memory of Earl H. Duvall Jr., P.O. Box 1354, Gainesville, GA 30503.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guestbook, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Banks County News, October 11, 2000

MRS. MARTIN
Clock maker
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Joan H. Martin, 71, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Martin was born May 10, 1929, a daughter of the late Ralph and Ellis Wilbanks Hosch.
She was a clock maker. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, Guytrell Martin.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Henry Webb, Kent Crawford and John Turlington officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Martin is survived by one son, Guy Martin, Commerce; one daughter, Nora Martin, Martin; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of announcements.
The Banks County News, October 11, 2000

MRS. DAVIS
Clarke County native
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Doris Stephens Davis, 57, died Friday, October 6, 2000.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Ernest and Emilelia Archer Stephens.
She was employed with the Madison County School System and had lived in the Danielsville area for over 25 years.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 8, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Billy Fowler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband, Jimmy L. Davis; one son, Christopher Davis, Danielsville; and two sisters and two brothers.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 11, 2000


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