Banks County Obituaries...

May 23, 2001


MR. PARSON
Farmer
MAYSVILLE - Bobby Junior Parson, 62, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Emory University Hospital.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Parson was born July 30, 1938, a son of Cleo Arnold Parson and the late Henry Parson.
He was a farmer.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church, Homer, with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Parson is survived by his wife, Verna Parson, Maysville; two sons, Lonnie Parson and Randall Parson, both of Homer; two daughters, Sandra Carroll and Kathy Parson, both of Homer; two brothers, Hoyt Parson and Lloyd Parson, both of Homer; four sisters, Edea M. Powell, Barbara A. Trotter, Barbara Snipes and Lou J. Waddell, all of Homer; and 10 grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 23, 2001

MRS. JONES
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Rose Parson Jones, 92, formerly of Homer, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Jones was born August 30, 1908, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Garnet and Minnie Sheridan Parson.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and was a member of Hickory Flat United Methodist Church, Lula.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy N. Jones.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in the Hickory Flat United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Phil Ferguson officiating.
Mrs. Jones is survived by a granddaughter, Gail Davis, Blue Ridge; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 23, 2001

MRS. WHITE
Banks County native
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mrs. Mamie Massey White, 81, formerly of Baldwin, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. White was born in Banks County on December 24, 1919. She was a daughter of the late George D. Massey and Nancy Iona Peyton Massey.
Mrs. White was a homemaker and was a member of White Oaks Hills Baptist Church, Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter White, two brothers, Eugene Massey and John Herbert Massey, and a sister, Esther Greene.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. James Duncan officiating. Burial was in the Rock Springs Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Gail White, Richardson, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Sharon White, Douglasville, and David White and Martha Truett, Oakland, Calif.; her twin sister, Mae Jones, Gastonia, N.C.; sisters, Myrtle Crenshaw, Columbus, Flois Duckett, Demorest, Reba Turner, Charlotte, N.C., Betty Meeks, Lula, and Vernelle Hix, Jefferson; brothers, Howard Massey, Lilburn, and Edward Massey, Homer; and granddaughter, Stacey Truett White, New York, N.Y.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 23, 2001

MR. LATTY
Carpenter
MAYSVILLE - James Latty, 63, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Georgia, Mr. Latty was born June 5, 1937, a son of the late Guy Howard and Syble Ayers Latty.
He was a carpenter. Mr. Latty was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur G. Latty.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Center Grove Baptist Church, Commerce. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Latty is survived by his wife, Norine Evans, Commerce; one son, James Michael Latty, Maysville; four sisters, Hazel Brown, Lula, Sherry Stinchcomb, Winder, and Carolyn Latty and Reba Turpin, both of Maysville; and two 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 Banks County News, May 23, 2001

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MR. CRUCE
Korean War veteran
JEFFERSON - Elmer Eugene Cruce, 67, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
Mr. Cruce was born May 25, 1933, in Jackson County, a son of the late Thomas Alvin and Doris Gaynell Shelton Cruce.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army, and was employed as a mechanic.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Cruce is survived by his wife, Sadie Cruce, Jefferson; two sons, Jeff Cruce and Wesley Cruce, both of Jefferson; three brothers, Jessie Cruce and Johnny Cruce, both of Maysville, and Thomas Alvin Cruce Jr., Lula; four sisters, Dora Griffin, Jefferson, Mary Ledford, Homer, Lonie Pressley, Maysville, and Nora Stowe, Flowery Branch; and two grandchildren, Wesley Todd Cruce and Cierra LeAnn Cruce.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 23, 2001

MR. MARTIN
Mt. Carmel Baptist
Church member
DEMOREST - Jimmy Martin Jr., 54, died Saturday, May 19, 2001.
Mr. Martin was in Habersham County on February 23, 1947. He was employed by Pantherwood Cabinet Shop and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam Conflict receiving the Purple Heart. Mr. Martin was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7720.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Russell Baker, Ronald Wilson and Horace Martin officiating. Burial was in the Demorest Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Rabun County D.A.V. Chapter #15.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Kay Whiting Martin, Demorest; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Trannis Colwell, Clarkesville; step-son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Misty McEntyre, Cornelia; parents, James Kenneth Sr. and Betty Edwards Martin, Demorest; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Beth Martin, Baldwin; sister, Carolyn Edwards, Clarkesville; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Robert Brown, Sugar Hill; grandchildren, Alex McEntyre and Logan and Jackson Colwell; and mother and father-in-law, Walter and Arlene Carlan Whiting, Demorest.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 23, 2001

MR. LEACHMAN
Farmer
COMMERCE - Hoyt Leachman, 85, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Leachman was born August 14, 1915. He was a son of the late Cicero and Ida Minish Leachman.
Mr. Leachman was a farmer and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce.
Mr. Leachman is survived by his wife, Rose Leachman, Commerce; five daughters, Barbara Black and Mary Dailey, both of Ila; Betty Ledbetter, Winder, and Bernice Wilder and Barbara Morgan, both of Commerce; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 23, 2001

MRS. YOUNG
Homemaker
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Paralee Young, 76, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Lumpkin County, Mrs. Young was retired from the housekeeping department of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. She was also a homemaker for some time and was of the Baptist denomination.
Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband, Frank William Young, a sister, Rosa Nell Childers, and a son-in-law, Emory W. Bryant.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Edward Rice and Bill Clark officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, David and Shelia Young, Braselton, and James and Linda Young, Gainesville; sons, Junior Young, Cecil Young and Raymond Young, all of Gainesville; daughters, Lois Bryant, Barbara Young and Doris Martin, all of Gainesville; sister, Annie Mae Parker, Homer; 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001


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