Banks County Obituaries...

February 14, 2001


MRS. POTTS
Former BJC Medical
Center employee
COMMERCE - Mrs. Jackie Dianne Potts, 51, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Potts was a daughter of the late Jack and Dorothy Hogwood Langston. She was the widow of James Thomas Potts.
Mrs. Potts had been employed with BJC Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, February 12, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Charles Hardy officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Shannon Potts, Commerce; one brother, David Potts, Hull; one sister, Regena Knight, Commerce; and one grandson.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 14, 2001

MRS. GARRISON
Mount Pleasant
UMC member
HOMER - Mrs. Lillie Mae Parson Garrison, 92, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at Scenic View Health Care Center, Baldwin.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Garrison was born January 5, 1909, a daughter of the late Garnett and Minnie Sheridan Parson. She was the wife of the late O.S. Garrison.
Mrs. Garrison was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two sons, M.E. "Buster" Garrison Sr. and Herbert D. Garrison Sr., and a granddaughter, Ramona Garrison.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 11, at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Ferguson, Jerry Payne and the Rev. Jim McLendon officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Rose Jones, Homer; grandchildren, Mack E. Garrison, Herbert "Bo" Garrison Jr. and Donna G. Payne, all of Homer, Paulina G. Casper, Maysville, and Oscar S. Garrison II, Hoschton; daughters-in-law, Syble Garrison and Betty G. Strickland, both of Homer; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 14, 2001

MRS. COLLINS
Banks County native
BOGART - Mrs. Nettie Mae Collins, 93, died Friday, August 4, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Collins was a daughter of the late W. Henry and Ola Pruitt Carlan. She was the widow of Mell Collins.
Mrs. Collins was a seamstress and homemaker and was a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Fletcher, Gabe Felton and Walter Faris Carlan, and one sister, Margaret Carlan Free, all formerly of Banks County.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. August 6, 2000, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Rev. Randy Strickland officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include two daughters, Edna C. Dills and Ruth C. McChrystal, both of Bogart; two sons, W. Clyde Collins, Louisville, Ky., and Jack K. Collins, Bogart; one sister, Grace Carlan Lewallen, Douglasville; two brothers, Seaborn Carlan, Baldwin, and Marvin Carlan, Jasper; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 14, 2001

MRS. ARNOLD
Habersham County native
MT. AIRY - Mrs. Elsie Wilson Arnold, 75, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Arnold was born April 2, 1925, in Habersham County, a daughter of the late Marion James and Annie Ramey Wilson.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Toccoa Church of God. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by a son, Richard David Ambrose.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 10, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Otis Dalton officiating. Burial was in the Demorest City Cemetery.
Mrs. Arnold is survived by her husband, William "Buck" Arnold, Mt. Airy; four daughters, Elsie Christine Arnold, Demorest, Emma Neil Davidson and Kathleen Baugh, both of Lula, and Marilyn Simpson, Toccoa; five sons, John Ambrose, Billy Ambrose and Frank Ambrose, all of Homer, Donald Ambrose, Gainesville, and Rupert Ambrose, Pelham; one sister, Welthy Smith, Paisley, Fla.; one brother, John B. Wilson, Fayette County; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 14, 2001

MRS. LEWALLEN
Retired seamstress
DOUGLASVILLE - Mrs. Grace Carlan Lewallen, 90, died Friday, January 19, 2001.
Mrs. Lewallen was born October 7, 1910, a daughter of W. Henry and Ola Pruitt Carlan.
She was a retired seamstress with Arrow Shirt Company and was a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Lewallen was preceded in death by three brothers, Fletcher, Gabe Felton and Walter Faris Carlan, and two sisters, Nettie Mae Carlan Collins and Margaret Carlan Free, all formerly of Banks County.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 21, in Rosehaven Chapel with the Revs. Don Johnson and Dewey McKnown officiating. Burial was in Rosehaven Cemetery, Douglasville.
Survivors include four sons, Dewey, Eugene, Donald and Lamar Lewallen, all of Douglasville; one daughter, Geraldine L. Williams, Douglasville; two brothers, Seaborn Carlan, Baldwin, and Marvin Carlan, Jasper; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The Banks County News, February 14, 2001

MR. WOOD
Amy's Creek Baptist Church member
CLARKESVILLE - James David Wood, 41, died Sunday, February 11, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Wood was born April 12, 1959, in Habersham County. He was a son of J.R. and Barbara Garner Wood, Clarkesville.
Mr. Wood was a member of Amy's Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wood, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Garner.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Wayne Fowler officiating.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Wood is survived by two daughters, Hallie Wood, Mt. Airy, and Nicole Wood, West Monroe, La.; one son, Kaleb Wood, West Monroe, La.; one sister, Denise Gailey, Mt. Airy; and one brother, Shane Wood, Clarkesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a trust fund for Mr. Wood's children, c/o First Bank of Habersham, P.O. Box 428, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 14, 2001

MR. BRAMBLETT
Retired mechanic
CORNELIA - Eddie Lee Bramblett, 91, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Bramblett was born in Banks County on September 5, 1909, a son of the late John and Lillie Banks Bramblett.
He retired after 30 years as a mechanic with Letourneau-Wabco Air Brake Company and retired from Ken-Bar Manufacturing Company with 11 years of service. Mr. Bramblett was a member of the Alto Congregational Holiness Church and was a member of the Brotherhood Quartet for a number of years.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, George Bramblett and Garnett Bramblett, and a sister, Omie Masters.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 11, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Leon Brown and Charles Dial officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Herman Nation officiating at graveside.
Mr. Bramblett is survived by his wife, Ellen Waldrup Bramblett, Cornelia; two daughters, Edna Hunter, Cornelia, and Gail Hart, Alto; one son, Gerald Bramblett, Monticello; one sister, Daisy Franklin, Cornelia; one brother, Ernest Bramblett, Greenville, S.C.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 14, 2001

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MRS. BAKER
Homemaker
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Beulah Mae Baker, 81, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Baker was a native of White County. She was a homemaker and was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church, Gainesville, where she had arranged flowers for church services for many years.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 8, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Marshall Dale and Phil Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Hillside Gardens, Gainesville.
Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband, Henry Baker, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Donald H. and Judy Baker, Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Monte Trout, Gainesville, and Cathy and Joe Neal, Augusta; grandsons, Matt Trout, Texas, and Terry Baker, Gainesville; granddaughters, Happy Ferguson, Gillsville, Shannon Greene, Gainesville, Charolette Riley, Korea, and Heather Crosby, Augusta; seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 14, 2001
MR. WALL
North Georgia Technical College retiree
CLARKESVILLE - Ferd B. Wall, 84, died Monday, February 12, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, following a short illness.
A native of Rabun County, Mr. Wall was born September 2, 1916. He was a son of the late Fred Victor Wall and Polly Missouri Lovell Wall.
Mr. Wall was retired from North Georgia Technical College and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Neva Franklin Wall, a son, Claude Bynum Wall, a sister, Florence Wall, and a brother, Claude Wall.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Revs. Raymond Payne, Billy Harris and Paris Whitworth officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Cloe Wall, Callie Nicholson and Cona Wall, all of Clarkesville; and one brother, Clyde Wall, Clarkesville.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 14, 2001

MRS. FLEEMAN
Mother of four
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Betty Earlene Baird Fleeman, 67, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 9, at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson.
Mrs. Fleeman is survived by children, Cornelius E. Fleeman IV, North Augusta, S.C., Susan E. Tuck, Marietta, Donna L. Williamson, Winder, and Jonathan A. Fleeman, Atlanta; brothers, Marvin Baird, Hull, and J.R. Baird Jr., Winder; sisters, Mattie Lee Baker, Trinity, N.C., Darlene Hembree, Greensboro, N.C., Curtistine Massey-Bruce, Nicholson, and Ester Summers, Bartow, Fla.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m Friday, February 9, at the Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church.
The Banks County News, February 14, 2001

MRS. PENNOCK
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Joyce O. Pennock, 76, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at Tanner Medical Center.
Mrs. Pennock was born November 12, 1924, in Georgia.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 11, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Edwin Smith officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Baptist Church cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat Schonburge Greenwood, Chicago, Ill., and Tiffany Pennock, Temple; one sister, Cora Hall, Maysville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 14, 2001

MRS. STITT
Mother of four
COMMERCE - Mrs. Emma A. Stitt, 84, died Monday, February 12, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 15, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church with the Revs. David Bowen and Perry Smith officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Cynthia Hubbard, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Doria A. and Q.D. Hubbard Jr., Maysville, Joan and Joel Pritchard, Maysville, and Gay and Tim Painter, Baldwin; two brothers, Garfield Arnold, McDonough, and Charlie Arnold, Homer; two sisters, Dora Long, Longcreek, S.C., and Louis Fincannon, Homer; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 14, 2001

MR. WOOD
Mechanic
GROVELAND, FLA. - Alvin Wood, 62, formerly of Gainesville, died Monday, February 5, 2001, at Empire Care of Clermont in Groveland, Fla.
Mr. Wood was born in Banks County on October 14, 1938, a son of the late Ray Wood and Cleo Nichols Wood.
He had worked as a mechanic for Silver Springs Citrus.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 11, in Wilson Church Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Etterlee officiating.
Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Patricia Wood, Groveland, Fla.; four sons, Dwight Wood, Clermont, Mark Wood, Gainesville, Tracy Medors, Sumter, and Howard Lee Medors, Sumter County, Fla.; four daughters, Denise Wood and Karen Parks, both of Gainesville, Michelle Crose, Ripley, Miss., and Pamela Peterson, Leesburg, Fla.; one brother, Thomas Wood, Athens; five sisters, Frances Hill and Deana Bolton, both of Atlanta, Edna Brown and Judy Prichett, both of Commerce, and Betty Taylor, Douglas; and 14 grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 14, 2001

MR. WOODS
Former prison guard
MAYSVILLE - Ed Woods, 70, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Woods was born April 22, 1930, a son of the late John and Maude Strickland Woods.
He had been employed with the State of Georgia as a prison guard.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 12, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Will Herring officiating. Burial was in Rabun County Memorial Park, Clayton.
Mr. Woods is survived by his wife, Genie S. Woods, Maysville; two sons, Danny Woods, Homer, and Michael E. Woods, Maysville; two daughters, Johnnie Flores, Gainesville, and Edna Funderburk, Danielsville; one sister, Bill Scarbough, Ila; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 14, 2001


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