Banks County Obituaries...

May 30, 2001


MR. BONDS
World War II veteran
HOMER - Roy H. Bonds, 81, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Bonds was born May 6, 1920, a son of the late Oliver and Katie Bonds.
He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, serving as a medical specialist. While in service, Mr. Bonds received a Bronze Arrowhead Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Battle Stars, the American Theater Ribbon and a World War II Victory Medal.
He was a retiree of Harmony Grove Mills, with 30 years of service, was a cattle farmer and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Bonds was preceded in death by his wife, Jurelle Hulsey Bonds, and a sister, Edith Bonds Dills.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the Enon Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one step-son, Robert Reid, Athens; one brother, Clifton Bonds, Danielsville; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a nephew and several nieces.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 30, 2001

MISS LYNCH
South Carolina native
ALTO - Miss Sharon Diane Lynch, 50, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Miss Lynch was born April 5, 1951, in Anderson County, S.C. She was a daughter of Leola "Billie" Walls Lynch, Alto, and the late Hub Lynch.
Miss Lynch attended Cross Roads Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Paul Morris officiating. Burial was in the Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one sister, Gail Smith, Alto.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 30, 2001

MRS. KEY
Homemaker
CORNELIA - Mrs. Lucy E. Key, 89, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness.
Mrs. Key was born April 25, 1912, a daughter of the late Isaiah Newton and Missourie Miller Lackey.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Key was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Key, and two sons, Marvin King and Robert King.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Tom Barney officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Doris Blackwell, Augusta; one step-son, Carl Key Jr., Augusta; one sister, Ollie Wee Meeks, Commerce; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 30, 2001

MRS. PEACOCK
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Carolyn Peacock, 66, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Peacock was born January 1, 1935, a daughter of the late Augustus and Lona Nichols Streetman.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Mrs. Peacock is survived by her husband, C.V. Peacock, Maysville; two sons, David Peacock and Mark A. Peacock, both of Maysville; one daughter, Gail Kelch, Maysville; two sisters, Evelyn Frady, Gainesville, and Flonnie M. Wagner, Chamblee; and four grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 30, 2001

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MR. COOK
Retired electrician
ALTO - Laymon Brady Cook, 80, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Cook was born in Banks County on February 3, 1921. He was a son of the late Burt and Lola Brady Cook.
Mr. Cook was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II, and was a retired electrician with Mt. Vernon Mills. He was a member of VFW Post #7720 and attended Alto Congregational Holiness Church.
Mr. Cook was preceded in death by a son, Keith Cook, two brothers, Edwin and Lloyd Cook, and a sister, Mildred Payne.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Leon Brown and Melvin Stephens and Jackie Ballew officiating. Burial was in the Yonah Congregational Holiness Church cemetery with full military honors provided by the Rabun County D.A.V. Chapter #15.
Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Jewell Wade Cook, Alto; four daughters, Linda McElroy, Commerce, Joyce King, Baldwin, Beverly Shackelford, Lawrenceville, and Camilla Rumsey, Alto; two sons, Larry Cook, Baldwin, and Kevin Cook, Cornelia; one sister, Marjorie Blackburn, Alto; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 30, 2001

MR. GREEN
U.S. Coast Guard veteran
MT. AIRY - Kevin R. Green, 39, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Green was born in Habersham County on April 8, 1962, a son of Randall Green, Lula, and the late Dixie Nell Goss Green.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member of Beverly Hills Baptist Church, Asheville, N.C. Mr. Green was preceded in death by a brother, Jefferson David Green, and maternal grandparents, Leonard and Ruby Goss.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Edwin Smith officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include one daughter, Logan R. Green, Cornelia; one son, Daniel J. Green, Cornelia; his step-mother, Carole O. Green, Lula; one sister, Karen Hamilton, Marietta; one brother, Christopher Ritchie Green, Demorest; and paternal grandparents, Max and Claudine Green, Cornelia.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 30, 2001

MRS. THOMAS
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Martha Kay Thomas, 80, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Thomas was born February 28, 1921, in Monroe County. She was a daughter of the late James Wallace and Mary McClain Kay.
Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was a Friend of the Library. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, Madison C. Thomas, and a sister, Carolyn McCall.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. Burial was in the Beaverdam Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, James Thomas, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three daughters, Anna Diemond, Commerce, Caroline Miller, Destin, Fla., and Lindy Roberts, Melbourne, Fla.; one brother, Billy Kay, Sandersville; one sister, Mary Frances Tyson, Augusta; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, to the First United Methodist Church Food Bank or to Parkinson's research.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 30, 2001


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