Banks County Obituaries...

May 2, 2001


MRS. LEDFORD
Homemaker
CLEVELAND - Mrs. Monda Patterson Ledford, 88, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Ledford was born in Clay County, N.C., on October 24, 1912. She was a daughter of the late Lester and Eldia McClure Patterson.
Mrs. Ledford was a homemaker and was a member of Bethel Church, Hayesville, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Ledford, and a son, Perry Ledford.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, at Bethel Church with the Rev. Phillip Yarber officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include granddaughter and husband, Amanda and Kevin Wade, Alto; one sister, Elzia P. Dill, Franklin, N.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Kirby, Cynthia, Autumn and Jessica Wade, all of Alto.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 2, 2001

MR. LOUDERMILK
Father of countian
HULL - Sidney Jacob Loudermilk, 98, died Sunday, April 29, 2001.
Born in Habersham County, Mr. Loudermilk was a son of the late Alley and Ida Harper Loudermilk.
He had lived most of his life in Habersham County, where he owned and operated S.J. Loudermilk's Grocery and attended Welcome Home Baptist Church. He had lived in Hull for the past five years.
Mr. Loudermilk was preceded in death by his wife, Ernestine Long Loudermilk.
Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel.
Survivors include one son, Sidney L. Loudermilk, Hull; three daughters, Wilma L. Lewallyn, Mt. Airy, Virginia Brock, Baldwin, and Thelma Hinton, Lincoln, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B-2, Athens, GA 30605.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 2, 2001

MR. WADE
U.S. Army veteran
CORNELIA - Truman Dorsey Wade, 83, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Mr. Wade was born March 20, 1918, in Habersham County. He was a son of the late George Owen Wade and Violet Grier Wade.
Mr. Wade was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was a retired truck driver with Battey State Hospital, Rome, with 35 years of service. Mr. Wade was of the United Methodist faith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Phillip Yarber and Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Wade is survived by his wife, Juanita Parvin Wade, Cornelia; two sisters, Louise Dorsey, Warrenville, S.C., and Winifred Garrett, Evans; and one brother, A.D. Wade, Alto.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 2, 2001

MR. DOBBS
Madison County native
DANIELSVILLE - Thomas Junior "Red" Dobbs, 65, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Dobbs was born April 23, 1936, a son of the late J.T. and Hulda Burnett Dobbs.
He was retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Galilee Fire Baptized Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Galilee Fire Baptized Holiness Church with the Revs. Larry Dyer and Bill Preskitt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Dobbs is survived by his wife, Eula Mae Meadows Dobbs, Danielsville; two sons, David Dobbs, Royston, and John Dobbs, Danielsville; two daughters, Marie Orr, Gray Court, S.C., and Ann Scherer, Bogart; one brother, Howard Dobbs, Commerce; three sisters, Bernice Compton and Annette Thomas, both of Comer, and Lula Hart, Royston; and seven grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 2, 2001

MRS. SPARKS
Retired secretary
CORNELIA - Mrs. Gladys Glaze Sparks, 86, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Sparks was born in Habersham County on March 24, 1915. She was a daughter of the late Willis L. and Ida Colston Glaze.
Prior to retirement, Mrs. Sparks worked as a secretary with Appleton and Cox Insurance Company insuring ocean vessels. She was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church, was a former Sunday School teacher and was a past member of the Paulding County Garden Club.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Pearl Cash, Austell; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Level Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 416, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 2, 2001

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MR. BAILEY
Commerce native
KINGSPORT, TENN. - Allen E. Bailey, 78, formerly of Cornelia, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Indian Path Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Bailey was born in Commerce on February 9, 1923. He was a son of the late Elmer and Icie Bailey.
Mr. Bailey was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, having served during World War II, and was a corporate pilot for Mason-Dixon Trucking Co. and for Tennessee Eastman Kodak Co. until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of Tri-Cities Baptist Church.
Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Barrett Bailey.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, Tenn. Burial was in Kingsport.
Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife, Mattie Moffet Bailey, Kingsport, Tenn.; two foster daughters, Linda Brown, Atlanta, and Patsy Edmonds, Anchorage, Alaska; one son, Michael W. Bailey, Kingsport, Tenn.; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 2, 2001

MRS. ELROD
Former American
Red Cross volunteer
CLARKESVILLE - Mrs. Pernell Kinney Elrod, 85, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Elrod was born August 27, 1915, in Habersham County, a daughter of the late Clea and Ora Roper Kinney.
She was a member of Hills Crossing Baptist Church, where she was secretary and treasurer of the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class. Mrs. Elrod was also a member of AARP and served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee "Bob" Elrod, a son, Bobby Elrod, a brother, Herbert Kinney, and a sister, Elma Ellison.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. J.T. Tyson and Byron McEachern officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one son, Don Elrod, Mt. Airy; one sister, Margaret Dixon, Cleveland; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 725, Cornelia, GA 30531.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 2, 2001

MR. BRADSHAW
Mechanic
CARNESVILLE - Floyd Bradshaw, 64, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born September 11, 1936, in Towns County, Mr. Bradshaw was a son of the late Marchard and Altha Owenby Bradshaw.
He was employed as a mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Bradshaw was preceded in death by a brother, Boyd Bradshaw, and two sisters, Florence Maney and Mattie Kay Padgett.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Barney Gerrin officiating. Burial was in the Mud Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include a special friend, Janie Wagner, Carnesville; ex-wife, Beulah Bradshaw, Mt. Airy; one daughter, Helen Bass, Mt. Airy; one son, Dale Bradshaw, Demorest; one brother, Ward Bradshaw, Carnesville; four sisters, Helen Stancheff, Carnesville, Belva Padgett, Bowman, Deborah Gerrin, Demorest, and Fay Morris, Nebraska; and two grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 2, 2001

MR. GOSNELL
Community Baptist
Church member
DEMOREST - Grady Gosnell, 63, died Monday, April 20, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Mr. Gosnell was born May 9, 1937, in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Olin and Roberta Holcomb Gosnell.
Mr. Gosnell was a steam box operator at CMI Industries and was a member of Community Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lamar Gosnell.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Doug Forrester, Alvin Burns and Billy Burrell officiating. Burial was in the Hazel Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Gosnell is survived by his wife, Geneva Davis Gosnell, Demorest; daughter, Marie Evans, Mt. Airy; daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Reid Wrenn, Clarkesville; brother, David Gosnell, Clarkesville; sister-in-law, Ann Gosnell, Clarkesville; sister, Christine Church, Demorest; sisters and brothers-in-law, Catherine and Roy Bingham, Demorest, and Barbara and James Weaver, Thomaston; three grandchildren, Rebecca Evans, April Evans and Brittany Wrenn; and several nieces and nephews.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 2, 2001


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