Banks County Obituaries...

May 9, 2001


MRS. PINNELL
Housewife
AUBURN - Mrs. Mary Davis Pinnell, 82, died Saturday, May 5, 2001.
Born in Nashville, Ga., Mrs. Pinnell was a daughter of the late Thomas Jasper and Lillie Mae Lewis Davis.
She had resided in the Auburn area for most of her life. Mrs. Pinnell was a housewife and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marion Davis, her second husband, Marion Pinnell, and a daughter, Mary Ellen Bridges.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 7, from the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Steve Baker officiating. Burial was in the Zion Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Alice Greer, Winder, and Betty Pinnell, Auburn; sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Gene and Freida Pinnell, Hoschton, and Ernest and Debra Pinnell, Homer; two sisters, Cora Lee Porter, Mableton, and Geneva Dickinson, Eatonton; one brother, Alfred Davis, San Diego, Calif.; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 9, 2001

MRS. LAWRENCE
Lifelong Banks Co. resident
ALTO - Mrs. Dora Ausburn Lawrence, 91, of the Hollingsworth Community, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a short illness.
A lifelong resident of Banks County, Mrs. Lawrence was born August 7, 1909. She was a daughter of the late Grant and Daisy Pressley Ausburn and the wife of the late James B. Lawrence.
Mrs. Lawrence was a homemaker and was a member of Damascus Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by four sons, James Lawrence, Johnny Lawrence, Pete Lawrence and Rudolph Ausburn, and two brothers, Hubert Ausburn and Plummer Ausburn.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Revs. Gene Todd and Billy Burrell officiating. Burial was in the Damascus Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Latrelle Lawrence, Baldwin, Ruby Nell Cochran, Carnesville, and Isabelle Gosnell, Colbert; three sons, Doc Lawrence, Alto, Howard "Gray" Lawrence, Baldwin, and Wayne Lawrence, Homer; three sisters, Monteen Poole and Marie Mealor, both of Toccoa, and Belle Wade, Alto; 24 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 9, 2001

MR. PARSON
Carpenter
MAYSVILLE - Kevin Ray Parson, 18, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Parson was born May 11, 1982, in Commerce, a son of Billy and Glenda Beck Parson, Maysville.
He had attended Banks County High School and was employed as a carpenter. Mr. Parson was a member of the Maysville Fire Department.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan and Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one sister, Rhonda L. Parson, Commerce; maternal grandparents, Hoyt Beck, Homer, and Caroldean Beck, Commerce; and paternal grandparents, Sam Parson, Homer, and Emma Jean Lewallen, Maysville.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 9, 2001


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MRS. BURRELL
Level Grove Baptist
Church member
CORNELIA - Mrs. Janelle LaPrade Burrell, 71, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Born March 17, 1930, in Habersham County, Mrs. Burrell was a daughter of the late Connie Chester and Martha Brookshire LaPrade.
She was retired from Scovill Manufacturing, with 30 years of service, and was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Burrell was also a member of the Ladies Farm Bureau, the AARP and the Clarkesville Lions Club and she served as a Red Cross volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Burrell, two sisters, Betty Whitmire and Helen Thomason, and a brother, Roy LaPrade.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Terry Rice and Billy Burrell officiating. Burial was in the Camp Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Sam Slaton, Baldwin; daughter, Reba Neil Tench, Demorest; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Debbie Burrell, Mt. Airy; three sisters, Imogene Trotter, Demorest, Martha Garrin, Cornelia, and Marilyn Griffin, Lawrenceville; one brother, James Connie LaPrade, Marietta; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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 9, 2001

MR. GAU
U.S. Coast Guard veteran
MAYSVILLE - Robert Clarence Gau, 69, died Friday, May 4, 2001.
A native of Dubuque County, Iowa, Mr. Gau was born November 15, 1931. He was a son of the late Clarence C. and Geneva Ann Herkes Gau.
Mr. Gau was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and was retired from Vulcan Materials.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Gau is survived by a sister, Betty J. Daly, Maysville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 9, 2001
MRS. POOLE
Retired schoolteacher
HOMER - Mrs. Lois Darymple Poole, 95, died Thursday, May 3, 2001.
Mrs. Poole was a native of Franklin County. She was a retired schoolteacher, with 37 years of service, and was a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Poole was also a member of the Ladies Adult Bible Class.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Edward Patterson and Paul Robinson officiating.
Mrs. Poole is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Whitlock Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 9, 2001

MRS. CAIN
Seamstress
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Nelle Hall Cain, 66, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Cain was born December 16, 1934, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Pinion Price Hall and Pauline Hall (Craig) Jenkins.
She was a seamstress and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Victory Baptist Church with the Revs. Swayne Cochran and Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in the Bethany United Methodist Church cemetery, Jefferson. Billy Barnett, Gene Beddingfield, Jimmy Benton, Charles Boone, John Boone, Lewis Gee and Fred Gurley served as pallbearers.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Barbara Cain and Dennis and Penny Cain, all of Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Buster Shirley, Jefferson, and Diane and Alan Thompson, Waynesville, Mo.; brother, Charles D. Hall, Oakwood; sisters, Barbara Dean McCannon and Frances McGinnis, both of Jefferson; and grandchildren, Bess and Chad Barnett, Courtney and Stacey Alldredge, Carter Cain, Cody Cain, Ben Shirley, Brandon Cain and Blair Cain.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, to the American Cancer Society or to the church of one's choice.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 9, 2001


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