Banks County Obituaries...

February 7, 2001


MR. BROCK
World War II veteran
BALDWIN - Alvin "Pete" Brock, 78, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Brock was born in Banks County on February 5, 1922, a son of the late Joe Theo and Mamie Savage Brock.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, and was retired from Fieldale Inc., with almost 20 years of service. Mr. Brock was a member of Leatherwood Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ray M. Brock, a brother, Ezell Brock, and a sister, Blanche Brock.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 2, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with Dr. Kenneth Franklin and the Rev. Greg Brock officiating. Burial was in the Leatherwood Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ila Mae Stewart Brock, Baldwin; one daughter, Glenda Waters, Cornelia; five sons, Leaford Brock, Ranburne, Ala., Carter Brock, Baldwin, Buford Brock, Toccoa, Roy Brock, Alto, and Phil Brock, Mt. Airy; two sisters, Fannie Bell Pitts and Pauline Brown, both of Mt. Airy; two brothers, Jack Brock, Mt. Airy, and Duckett Brock, Baldwin; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Flowers are optional or memorial may be made to the American Lung Association of Georgia, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080, Hand in Hand Hospice, 2150 Limestone Pkwy., Gainesville, GA 30501, or to the charity of one's choice.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 7, 2001

MRS. CHANDLER
Nurse
COMMERCE - Mrs. June Chandler, 63, died Monday, February 5, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Chandler was born May 23, 1937, in Thomas County, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Miller Odom.
She was employed as a nurse with BJC Medical Center, Commerce, and was a member of Berea Baptist Church, where she served as an Adult Ladies Sunday School class teacher.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 8, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Grady Jordan and Terry James officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Chandler is survived by her husband, James J. Chandler Sr., Commerce; one son, James Chandler, Commerce; one daughter, Malinda Chandler, Gainesville; and one brother, Burton Odom, Conyers.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 7, 2001

MR. BROCK
U.S. Army retiree
COMMERCE - William Luther Brock, 80, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at Georgia Veterans Home, Milledgeville.
A native of McMinn County, Tenn., Mr. Brock was a son of the late George and Laura Williams Brock.
He was retired from the U.S. Army, with 22 years of service, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inglewood, Tenn. Mr. Brock was also a member of the VFW.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Brock is survived by his wife, Betty Saxon Minish Brock, Commerce; four sons, Carter Brock, Rogersville, Mo., Kerry Brock, Springfield, Mo., Robert Brock, Belton, Texas, and William L. Brock Jr., Madisonville, Tenn.; three daughters, Carolyn Estes and Teresa Thompson, both of Athens, Tenn., and Darla Lord, Champaign, Ill.; step-sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Teresa Minish and Ricky and Angie Minish, all of Commerce; step-daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Charles Fouche, Hull; two sisters, Lee Holland, Miami, Fla., and Sue Middleton, Cape Coral, Fla.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 7, 2001

MRS. SIMPSON
Hillside Baptist member
CORNELIA - Mrs. Hazel Simpson, 76, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following a short illness.
Mrs. Simpson was born October 8, 1924, in Rabun County.
She was a homemaker and volunteered with Sharing and Caring as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Simpson was a member of Hillside Baptist Church and attended Good News Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Dora Brock Wilson, and her husband, Arthur Adolph Simpson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Austin Kelley officiating. Burial was in the Hazel Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Minnie Gragg, Lakemont, and Beulah Gragg, Lula; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Good News Baptist Church Youth Ministry, 2197 J. Warren Road, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 7, 2001


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MRS. DAVIS
Retired postal service clerk
DEMOREST - Mrs. Margie Amanda Gray Davis, 91, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Davis was born in Riverside, N.C., on November 29, 1909, a daughter of the late John Javan and Mary May Stiles Gray. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Franklin Davis.
Mrs. Davis attended Morrison Presbyterian School and Franklin, North Carolina High School. She married in 1928, and with her husband, moved to Demorest in 1934.
Mrs. Davis served as president of the Demorest PTA, The Demorest Women's Club, the Women of the Cornelia Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Tomochichi Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1950, she entered the Postal Service as clerk for the Demorest Post Office and retired in 1972.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 4, at the First Presbyterian Church of Cornelia with the Revs. Blaine Walker and Richard Scoggins officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Mary Celeste and Oland Garrison, Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Howard Franklin and Lucy Davis, Toccoa; sister, Virginia Gray Baldwin, Franklin, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Lucy Gray and Elmer Crawford, Asheville, N.C.; sister-in-law, Janette Gray, Stroudsberg, Pa.; grandchildren, Susanne Garrison Hoder and husband, John Hoder, Barrington, R.I., Stanley D. Garrison and wife, Debbie Garrison, Atlanta, Sandra Garrison Reyna and husband, Darryl Reyna, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Clayton Howard Davis, Atlanta; and six great-grandchildren, Ross and Frank Hoder, John and Celeste Reyna and Christopher and Kelly Garrison.
Memorials may be made to the Cornelia First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 165, Cornelia, GA 30531, the Toccoa First United Methodist Church, 429 East Tugalo Street, Toccoa, GA 30577, or to the Demorest Women's Club Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 564, Demorest, GA 30535.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 7, 2001

MRS. CRUMLEY
Seamstress
DEMOREST - Mrs. Geneva Cobb Crumley, 89, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Crumley was born November 15, 1911, in Pickens, S.C. She was a daughter of the late George and Levie Akin Cobb.
Mrs. Crumley was a seamstress and homemaker and was a Follower of Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Burris B. Patterson.
Mrs. Crumley's second husband, Roy S. Crumley, passed away a short time after her on Sunday.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with Richard Gasser and Ralph Smith officiating. Burial was in Redwood Memorial Estates, Murray, Utah.
Survivors include one son, W. Charles Patterson, Salt Lake City, Utah; two step-sons, General Crumley, Demorest, and Eugene Crumley, Piedmont, S.C.; two sisters, Ruby Smith, Greenville, S.C., and Ellen Bell, Belton, S.C.; one brother, James Cobb, Pickens, S.C.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 7, 2001

MR. CRUMLEY
Mt. Vernon Mills retiree
DEMOREST - Roy S. Crumley, 94, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Crumley was born March 20, 1906, in Hall County, a son of the late Alex and Sallie Robinson Crumley.
He was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills as a frame operator, with several years of service. Mr. Crumley was a member of the AARP and was a Follower of Jesus Christ. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Orlie Wells Crumley, and a son, Roy Earl Crumley.
Mr. Crumley's second wife, Geneva Cobb Crumley, passed away a few hours before on Sunday.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with Richard Gasser and Ralph Smith officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, General Crumley, Demorest, and Eugene Crumley, Piedmont, S.C.; one step-son, W. Charles Patterson, Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister, Leila Holbrooks, Gainesville; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 7, 2001

MRS. SMITH
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Dora B. Smith, 94, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at the BJC Nursing Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Smith was born January 14, 1907, in Towns County, a daughter of the late David Jasper Underwood and Julia Elizabeth Clark.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Christian Church cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include three sons, B. Paul Smith, Pleasanton, Calif., and Jack T. Smith and James R. Smith, both of Maysville; one daughter, Betty Sims, Byron; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 7, 2001


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