Banks County Obituaries...

October 18, 2000


MR. BROOME
U.S. Army veteran
HOMER - Clarence L. Broome, 76, died Monday, October 16, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Broome was born January 3, 1924, in White County. He was a son of the late Onie S. Broom.
Mr. Broome was retired from the U.S. Army, with 26 years of service. He served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict.
During World War II, Mr. Broome served under General Patton's Fifth Army and received the World War II Victory Medal, as well as the World War II Campaign Medal. During the Korean War, he received two Battle Star awards and two Korean Campaign medals. During the Vietnam Conflict, Mr. Broome received the Army Commendation Medal, European Theater 5 Battle Star awards, two Battle Oak Leaf Cluster awards, the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and a life member of Grant Reeves Post #7720 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Broome also served as former warden with the Georgia State Prison System.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 19, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Cornelia, with the Revs. Danny Green, Clyde Garrison and Perry Smith officiating. Burial will be in the VFW Memorial Park with the Rev. Austin Kelley officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard from Fort McPherson, Ga.
Mr. Broome is survived by his wife, Marjorie Whitfield Broome; four daughters, Joann Broome and Arlene Ramirez, both of Clarkesville, Dorothy Chayka, Cornelia, and Deborah Blackwell, Homer; three sons, Jimmy Broome and William Broome, both of Clarkesville, and Boyd Broome, Arcade; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 18, 2000

MR. MCCLURE
Oconee Baptist member
MAYSVILLE - Herman Burton McClure, 73, died Thursday, October 12, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. McClure was born August 23, 1927, in White County. He was a son of the late Walter and Myrtle Johnson McClure.
Mr. McClure had worked in road construction and was a member of Oconee Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 14, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Swayne Cochran and Chaplain Larry Davidson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. McClure is survived by his wife, Doris Vivian Cochran McClure; three sons, Mark McClure, Monroe, Mike McClure, Maysville, and Stephen David McClure, Matthews, N.C.; four brothers, Howard McClure, Homer, Lloyd McClure, Jefferson, Ray McClure, Maysville, and Roy McClure, Easley, S.C.; two sisters, Mary Hayes and Fay Lindsey, both of Maysville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 18, 2000

MRS. LOVE
Sales clerk
COMMERCE - Mrs. Rose L. Love, 65, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Love was born November 24, 1934, a daughter of Lillie Mae Brown Hayes, Commerce, and Ernest Lee Hayes.
Mrs. Love had been employed with Perfumania as a sales clerk.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 12, at Christian Life Worship Center with the Revs. John W. Ingram and Hugh Morgan officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, James Love; two sons, Jimmy Love, Watkinsville, and Johnny Love, Hull; three sisters, Debbie Myers and Ann Jackson, both of Commerce, and Judy Kesler, Nicholson; one sister, Norine Evans, Commerce; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 18, 2000

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MISS WALKER
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Miss Gladys Walker, 93, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Miss Walker was born August 15, 1907, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late William and Margie Roberta Banks Walker.
Miss Walker was a homemaker and a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 13, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. David Harbin and Troy Herbert officiating. Burial was in the Murray Estes Family Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include a niece, Florence Wilder, Jackson; and a number of great-nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 18, 2000

MRS. WADE
Homemaker
EASTMAN - Mrs. Edna P. Wade, 64, formerly of Habersham County, died Thursday, October 12, 2000, at Dodge County Hospital following an extended illness.
Mrs. Wade was born May 14, 1935, in Habersham County, a daughter of the late James Talmadge and Martha Jane Ballew Wright.
She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 14, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Lester Haynes officiating. Burial was in the Yonah Congregational Holiness Church cemetery.
Mrs. Wade is survived by her husband, Arthur Wade, Eastman; two daughters, Bonnie Sue Humphries, Gainesville, and Tina Kay, Alto; two brothers, Bobby Joe Wright, Maysville, and Dorsey Wright, Baldwin; one sister, Jean Green, Greenville, S.C.; and three grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 18, 2000

MR. BARRETT
Electrician
COMMERCE - Charles David Barrett, 63, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital in Atlanta.
Mr. Barrett was born August 25, 1937, in Clarke County. He was a son of the late Charles Hurbert Barrett and Willamina Jackson Barrett.
Mr. Barrett was a self-employed electrician and was a member of the Prince Avenue Baptist Church, Athens.
A memorial services was held Thursday, October 12, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Mr. Barrett is survived by his wife, Laura Hosch Barrett; daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Eddy Minish, Commerce; one brother, Bobby Barrett, Jefferson; one sister, Linda Dickens, Athens; and three grandchildren, Shelby, Samantha and Sarah.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 18, 2000


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