Banks County Obituaries...

November 21, 2000


MR. MARSINGILL
Truck driver
MAYSVILLE - Johnny Edward Marsingill, 62, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a sudden illness.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Marsingill lived in Jackson County for most of his life. He was employed as a truck driver for the City of Gainesville.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 15, in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, with Robert G. Rankin and Curtis Hester officiating. Burial was in the Center United Methodist Church cemetery, Jackson County.
Mr. Marsingill is survived by his wife, Ruby Gaddis Marsingill, Maysville; four sons, Johnny Wayne Marsingill, David Marsingill and Terry Marsingill, all of Maysville, and Eddie Marsingill, Commerce; two daughters, Teresa Cruce and Ruby Pressley, both of Maysville; one sister, Yvonne Reynolds, Winder; and 11 grandchildren.
Ward's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 22, 2000

MRS. TURNER
Homemaker
LULA - Mrs. Margaret Turner, 69, died Thursday, November 16, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Turner was born December 18, 1930, in Hall County, a daughter of the late Arthur and Margie Oliver Wiley.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Clemons Chapel Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 18, at Clemons Chapel Methodist Church with the Revs. Melvin Baugh and Charles Pirkle officiating. Burial was in Clemons Cemetery.
Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband, Roy J. Turner; son and daughter-in-law, Milton and Wreatha Turner, Lula; one brother, Marvin Wiley, Lula; three sisters, Geraldine Armour, Marcelle Woody and Estelle Allen, all of Lula; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Sara Turner, both of Lula.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 22, 2000

MRS. GAINES
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Lou Bell Satterfield Gaines, 88, died Friday, November 17, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Gaines was born September 3, 1912, in Hall County. She was a daughter of the late Will and Ida Williams Satterfield.
Mrs. Gaines was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luke Gaines, and two sons, John Henry and Luther Gaines.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 20, at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Pendergrass, with the Rev. Melvin Green officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Clyde Gaines and Donald Gaines, both of Maysville, and Rudolph Gaines, Jefferson; two daughters, Betty Jones, Commerce, and Nellie Faye Lee, Jefferson; one step-son, Gene Gaines, Royston; one step-daughter, Irene Whisnant, Pendergrass; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a number of step-grandchildren and one step-grandson raised in the home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 22, 2000

MRS. FINN
Office assistant
LULA - Mrs. Connie Denise Everett Finn, 43, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Finn was born in Buford, a daughter of Joyce Doster, Commerce, and the late Jerry R. Everett.
After graduating from North Gwinnett High School, Mrs. Finn joined the U.S. Army, spending four years in Germany as an intelligence analyst. She returned to Georgia and married Joe Finn, whom she met in the service in 1982. She worked as an assistant to Steven E. Weinstein, vice president of Atlanta Airport Shuttle, a Coach USA Co.
Mrs. Finn was treated for two types of cancer, which left her unable to have children. A lover of swimming, scuba diving and other water sports, she lavished her love on her nieces and nephews and two golden retrievers, said family members.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 18, at Peachtree Road Baptist Church.
Mrs. Finn is survived by her husband; mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Doster, Commerce; two brothers, David Everett, Albertville, Ala., and Robert Everett, Clarkesville; one half-brother, Mark Doster, Sugar Hill; one half-sister, Stacy Miller, Jefferson; and her maternal grandmother, Ruby Pugh Bagwell, Suwanee.
Flanigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 22, 2000

MRS. BOISCLAIR
Mother of four
ALTO - Mrs. Guynell Boisclair, 76, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Boisclair was retired from Fieldale Farms and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Boisclair.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 19, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. George Dean officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Steve Boisclair, Homer, Donnie Boisclair, Clarkesville, and David Boisclair and Kenny Boisclair, both of Alto; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 22, 2000

MR. HARDY
U.S. Navy veteran
COMMERCE - Leonard Tilman Hardy, 72, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Hardy was born May 20, 1928, a son of the late Leonard Tilman and Mary Louise Marshal Hardy.
He was retired from the United States Navy and was a member of the Pipe Fitters Union, Local 188, Savannah.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial was in the Homer Presbyterian Church cemetery.
Mr. Hardy is survived by his wife, Eunice M. Hardy; two sons, Leonard E. Hardy, Commerce, and Randall Little, Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Nancy Gary, Marietta; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Harmony Baptist Church.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 22, 2000

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MRS. MCDONALD
Sunrise Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Doris McDonald, 72, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. McDonald was born April 14, 1928, a daughter of the late Will and Pearl Lewallen Emmett.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bruce D. Carthern, and her second husband, Otho McDonald, and a step-son, Robert McDonald.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 19, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Green, Reese and Webb officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include three step-sons, Cecil McDonald, Gillsville, and David McDonald and Bobby McDonald, both of Commerce; two step-daughters, Rachel Anderson and Peggy Shubert, both of Commerce; one sister, Mary Barnes, Commerce; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 22, 2000

MR. SATTERFIELD
General Motors retiree
TUSCALOOSA, ALA. - Curtis Dean Satterfield, 51, died Thursday, November 16, 2000, following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Satterfield was a son of Harold Satterfield, Gainesville, and the late Mary D. Satterfield.
He was retired from General Motors and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Satterfield was preceded in death by a brother, Mitchell Satterfield.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 18, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Gardens, Gainesville.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Margie P. Satterfield, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; four daughters, Christie Satterfield, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Lisa Childress, Graycourt, S.C., Sherry Barber, Jacksonville, Fla., and Lori Cargle, Atlanta; one son, Chris Satterfield; three sisters, Linda Albertson, Gainesville, Nancy Whitlock, Toccoa, and Carol Holman, Chestnut Mountain; five brothers, Harold Satterfield, Clermont, Sam Satterfield and Kenneth Satterfield, both of Pendergrass, Don T. Samples, Maysville, and Kenneth Samples, Gulfport, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Banks County News, November 22, 2000

MRS. GARRETT
Mother of four
COMMERCE - Mrs. Louise Garrett, 70, died Sunday, November 19, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Garrett was born August 31, 1930, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Baxter and Agnes Parson Snipes.
Mrs. Garrett had been employed in the textile industry. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin Rylee, and her second husband, Alfred Garrett.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Garrett officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Garrett is survived by three sons, Calvin Rylee, Commerce, Thomas Rylee, Maysville, and Wayne Snipes, Homer; one daughter, Janice Waldroup, Commerce; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 22, 2000

MR. MASSEY
Grey Hill Cemetery rites
DANIELSVILLE - Bobby Gene Massey, 49, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mr. Massey was born June 24, 1951, a son of Frances Crane Massey, Ila, and the late John Wilton Massey.
He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jessie Mealor officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Massey is survived by one daughter, Tiffany Jean Massey, Mt. Airy; one brother, John Wilton "Johnny" Massey, Commerce; two sisters, Brenda Harris, Commerce, and Nancy Worley, Nicholson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 22, 2000

MR. BRUCE
World War II veteran
CORNELIA - James Leonard Bruce, 88, died Saturday, November 11, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Bruce was born April 5, 1912, in Sherman, Miss. He was a son of the late Robert W. and Margaret Parks Bruce.
Mr. Bruce was a graduate of Sherman High School, Sherman, Miss., after which he attended and graduated from Southwest Mississippi Junior College in 1933. After college, he went to work for the Tupelo Garment Company in Tupelo, Miss.
In 1941, Mr. Bruce married his wife of 59 years, Mignon Humphrey, formerly of Columbus, Miss. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943, where he served during World War II.
Following his service to his country, Mr. Bruce returned to Tupelo for a short while before moving to Cornelia in 1949. There, he became a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he very actively served as a deacon, elder, trustee and later, elder emeritus. Mr. Bruce was also active in the Presbyterian Men of the church.
In 1949, he went to work for Carwood Manufacturing and in 1951, formed his own business, Cornelia Garment Company, which later became Yonah Realty and Yonah Packaging Companies.
Mr. Bruce was a charter member of the Cornelia Kiwanis Club, where he served as president. While a member, he received the "Kiwanian of the Year" award and also the Hixson Award from Kiwanis International. He was very active in Cornelia Boy Scout Troop Number 24 and served on the board of trustees at Presbyterian College from 1963 to 1969. He served as a member of the Habersham County board of education, the board of directors at First National Bank, and in 1957, established the Yonah Company Scholarship Fund for preministerial students at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. He also served on the board of directors for Victory Home, where he served as chairman from 1973 to 1974.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 13, at Cornelia First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Blaine Walker and Richard Scoggins officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mignon Humphrey Bruce, Cornelia; daughter, Claudia Mignon Bruce, and partner, Linda Mussmann, Hudson, N.Y.; son, James Leonard Bruce Jr. and wife, Anne, Cornelia; sons, Thomas David Bruce, Pine, Colo., and Franklin Tobias Bruce, Clarkesville; and three granddaughters, Catherine Bruce Simpson, Cornelia, Neile Bruce Chambers, Dahlonega, and Emma Mignon Bruce, Pine, Colo.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Cornelia First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 165, Cornelia, GA 30531.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 15, 2000


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