Banks County Obituaries...

November 1, 2000


MR. BROWN
U.S. Navy veteran
COMMERCE - Robert Cecil Brown, 76, died Saturday, October 28, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Brown was born November 22, 1923, in Banks County, a son of the late Fred and Minnie Lee Eubanks Brown.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, and was retired from General Motors. Mr. Brown was of the Methodist denomination.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 31, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Luiz Ortiz officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Cannon Brown; two daughters, Yvonne Brannen, Madras, Ore., and Rosalyn Wilson, Duluth; one brother, Winfred Brown, Commerce; one sister, Ruby Bellamy, Toccoa; five grandchildren, Stephanie Wilson, Duluth, Glen Brannen and Robert "Beau" Brannen, both of Madras, Ore., Valerie Cronin, Sugar Hill, and John W. Wilson Jr., Commerce; and two great-grandchildren, Mikayla Wilson, Duluth, and Madelins Cronin, Sugar Hill.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 1, 2000

MISS ADAMS
Accounting supervisor
CARNESVILLE - Miss Lois Antoinette Adams, 71, formerly of Lavonia, died Sunday, October 29, 2000, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Miss Adams was a daughter of the late Olin Fletcher Adams and the late Eura Joy Andrews Adams.
She served as an accounting supervisor with the Life of Georgia Insurance Co. in Atlanta for 25 years. Miss Adams was a 1946 graduate of Carnesville High School and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Carnesville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas J. Adams, and two nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 31, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Revs. Douglas Burns and Roger McCoy officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three sisters, Elsie Myers, Carnesville, Gloria Ann Partain, Douglasville, and Brenda Haley, Lavonia; three brothers, Herbert Adams Sr., Olin Adams and Dennis Adams, all of Lavonia; 10 nieces and nine nephews.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
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The Banks County News, November 1, 2000

MR. CLARK
U.S. Army veteran
DALE CITY, VA. - Roscoe Clark, 85, formerly of Jackson County, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Clark was born May 6, 1915, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Bruce and Mammie Clark.
Mr. Clark was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean War. He was a retired transportation director with Alachua County, Fla. Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his wife, Louise McEver Clark.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Clark is survived by two sons, Carroll Clark, Fairfax Station, Va., and Frank Clark, Dale City, Va.; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 1, 2000

MR. RICHEY
Mechanic
COMMERCE - Ernest Richey, 82, died Friday, October 27, 2000, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
A native of Georgia, Mr. Richey was born March 2, 1918. He had been employed in maintenance at Wayne Poultry and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.
Mr. Richey was preceded in death by his wife, Nura T. Richey, two brothers, James Richey and Robert Richey, and a sister, Ann Dowdy.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 29, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Danny Green officiating. Burial was in the Webbs Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Richey is survived by a sister, Joyce Jordan, Blairsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 1, 2000

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MRS. FOWLER
Retired school teacher
CONYERS - Mrs. Grace Elizabeth Rogers Fowler, 93, died Monday, October 30, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mrs. Fowler was born September 22, 1907, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Bethel Gordon Rogers.
Mrs. Fowler was a retired school teacher and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Comer D. Fowler.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 1, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Revs. Warren Huddleston and Tim Hogg officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Edwards, Conyers, and Eleanor Jones, Rex; two sisters, Mary Baker and Lois Gordon, both of Athens; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 1, 2000

MRS. GRINDLE
Michigan native
GILLSVILLE - Mrs. Lori Ann Syme Grindle, 40, died Saturday, October 28, 2000, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Grindle was born in Detroit, Mich., but had recently moved to the Gillsville area. She was a member of Newburg United Methodist Church in Livonia, Mich.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 1, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Ray Turpin and Roy Syme officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mrs. Grindle is survived by her husband, Winfred Grindle; one son, Jacob Dallas Grindle, Gillsville; one daughter, Kaitlin Brianna Grindle, Gillsville; father and mother, David Syme and Marilyn A. Wanhala Syme; one brother, Brian David Syme; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 1, 2000

MRS. BRIDGES
Community Baptist
Church member
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Aletha Belle Adams Bridges, 80, died Friday, October 27, 2000, at Comer Health Care Center.
Mrs. Bridges was born September 28, 1920, in Madison County, a daughter of the late Norman O. Adams and Vinnie Fowler Adams.
She was retired from Ila Manufacturing and was a member of Community Baptist Church.
Mrs. Bridges was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. Bridges, a son, Clayton Bridges, three grandchildren, Laura Bridges, Judy Free and Steve Strickland, a brother, Hope Adams, and a sister, Mary Dean.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 30, at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. David Strickland officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bridges' grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Clifford Bridges, Hull, and Robert Bridges, Danielsville; three daughters, Doris Strickland and Diane Smallwood, both of Commerce, and Dora Preston, Danielsville; two grandsons reared in the home, Wesley Bridges and Mike Bridges, both of Danielsville; three sisters, Alberta Drake and Ida Rachel Adams, both of Danielsville, and Norma Arnold, Hull; 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 1, 2000


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