Banks County Obituaries...

April 25, 2001


MR. TURNER
Retired farmer
LULA - W.F. Turner, 90, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at the Habersham Home following an extended illness.
Mr. Turner was born in Banks County on May 9, 1910. He was a son of the late William and Mae Waters Turner.
Mr. Turner was a retired farmer and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Floyce Chambers Turner, a daughter, Mary Ruth Dill, five sisters, Margaret Turk, Avarilla Carpenter, Rose Turner, Ellen Turner and Jennie Turner, and two brothers, Byron Turner and Pope Turner.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Evelyne Fowler, Demorest; one son, Howard Turner, Lula; one sister, Mildred Chambers, Gillsville; one brother, John Turner, Gillsville; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 706 Rock Springs Road, Lula, GA 30554.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 25, 2001

MR. COLEY
Mechanic
ALTO - Charles Coley, 52, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on October 8, 1948, Mr. Coley was a son of the Rev. Corbin and Edna Coley, Alto.
He was employed as a mechanic and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Coley was a member of the Cornelia Masonic Lodge #92 F. & A.M.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Berta Mae Crocker Coley.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial was in the B.C. Grant Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Stacy Lee, Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Sharon Coley, Alto; brothers and sisters-in-law, Melvin and Nicole Coley, Baldwin, and Reggie and Alicia Coley, Clarkesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Ray Holcomb, Baldwin, and Gwen and Clyde Ivester, Alto; and grandchildren, Chelsea Coley and Brandon and Anyssa Lee.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 25, 2001

MR. NELMS
White County native
DEMOREST - Bobby Loyd Nelms, 71, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Nelms was born April 12, 1929, in White County. He was a son of the late Jim and Florence Shelnut Nelms.
Mr. Nelms worked at Fieldale and was of the Holiness faith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia. Burial was in the Macedonia Methodist Church cemetery.
Mr. Nelms is survived by his wife, Maggie Collins Nelms, Demorest; three daughters, Joyce Brown, Baldwin, and Janice Taylor and Debbie Smith, both of Mt. Airy; two sons, Robby Nelms and Bobby Nelms, both of Clarkesville; four sisters, Louise Collins, Annie Burrell and Rosie Sutton, all of Demorest, and Exie Loudermilk, Mt. Airy; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 25, 2001

MR. MOODY
Father of six
ALTO - Thomas Zack Moody Sr., 79, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Born May 1, 1921 in Haywood County, N.C., Mr. Moody was a son of the late Thurmond and Faye Price Moody. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Ronald Mote and David Terrell officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Moody is survived by his wife, Molly Myers Moody, Alto; two daughters, Jean Turner, Baldwin, and Leasie Fleming, Hull; four sons, Tommy Moody and Jim Moody, both of Cornelia, Jack Moody, Baldwin, and Bobby Moody, Alto; one sister, Bessie Fulbright, Waynesville, N.C.; one brother, Clarence Moody, Waynesville, N.C.; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 25, 2001

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MISS PUCKETT

Homemaker
Miss Jessie Lou Puckett, 91, of Commerce, died Saturday, April 21, 2001.
A native of Oconee County, Miss Puckett had lived most of her life in Athens. She was a daughter of the late James and Martha Doggett Puckett.
Miss Puckett was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Bethabara Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating.
Survivors include one sister, Mary Gladys Puckett, Com-merce; one niece, Martha Roberts, Gainesville; and one nephew, Jimmy Puckett, Commerce.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 25, 2001

MR. HARRIS
U.S. Army veteran
COMMERCE - Douglas Lamar Harris, 70, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Harris was a son of the late George F. and Nellie Baxter Harris.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War. Mr. Harris received the Purple Heart, the Commendation Medal and the Korean War Medal. He was retired from Holsom Bakery Company and ABB and was a member of Habersham Mills Baptist Church.
Mr. Harris was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Terrell Harris.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Doris Kittle Harris; daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Carl Worley, Sandy and Barry Dawson, Penny and Randy Wilson and Brenda and Kenneth Cunningham; one brother, Gerald Harris; seven grandchildren, Frankie Worley, Christopher Worley, Douglas Dawson, Hope Dawson, April Wilson, Kay C. Wilson and Tim Cunningham; one great-grandchild, Jessie Cunningham; and several nieces and one nephew.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 25, 2001

MRS. POWELL
Gainesville native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Dorothy L. Powell, 56, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Powell was born May 16, 1944, in Gainesville. She was a daughter of the late Howard and Edna Poole Parks.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Sam Dorsey officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Powell is survived by her husband, Pete Brooks, Commerce; two daughters, Angie Dorsey, Commerce, and Jenny Meyer, Athens; one brother, Benny Parks, Winterville; two sisters, Barbara Ervin and Betty Purcell, both of Commerce; and six grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 25, 2001

MRS. LORD
Beaverdam Baptist
Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Mary Lea "Peggie" Croft Lord, 74, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Lord was born October 26, 1926 in Colquitt County. She was a daughter of the late George and Carrie Belle Pyles Croft.
Mrs. Lord was a homemaker and was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sherry Prince Davis and Brenda Prince Causey.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Don Pruitt officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Lord is survived by her husband, Donald J. Lord, Commerce; two sons, Elmer E. Prince Jr., Lula, and George Prince, Maysville; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Kennison, Eustis, Fla., and Jerrie Warren, Lula; one step-son, Donald Richard Lord, Baldwin; one step-daughter, Linda Massey, Franklin; one brother, Paul Croft, Macon; three sisters, Dianne Lowry, Lizella, Sally Ruth Moore, Eatonton, and Genet Strickland, Jonesboro; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 25, 2001


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