Banks County Obituaries...

June 6, 2001


MR. YARBER
Mt. View Baptist member
BALDWIN - Donald Edward Yarber, 45, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at a private hospital.
Mr. Yarber was born June 7, 1955, in Jackson County. He was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Mt. View Baptist Church with the Revs. James Harvey and R.M. Lacey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, William and Florence Brock Payne, Baldwin, and Robert and Pat Yarber, Old Town, Fla.; one daughter, Angela Yarber Workman, Cornelia; six sisters, Debora Brown and Wanda Crowe, both of Baldwin, Rachel Sikes, Tampa, Fla., Betty Ann Strout, Blairsville, and Alice Yarber and Norma Yarber, both of Florida; three brothers, Mitchell Payne and Randy Yarber, both of Baldwin, and Kenneth Yarber, Florida; and two grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 6, 2001

MRS. ARMOUR
Homemaker
LULA - Mrs. Paralee Thomas Armour, 79, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born December 8, 1921, in Hall County, Mrs. Armour was a daughter of the late Jim and Mary Thomas.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Living Mission United Methodist Church. Mrs. Armour was preceded in death by her husband, Lem Dock Armour, and a daughter, Loutene Anderson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Jacob Armour officiating. Burial was in the Living Mission United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Lou Simonds, Braselton; one son, Bud Armour, Lula; three brothers, Charlie Thomas, Baldwin, Bobby Thomas, South Carolina, and Billy Thomas, Flowery Branch; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 6, 2001

MRS. HARRIS
Mt. Carmel Baptist
Church member
CLARKESVILLE - Mrs. Essie Dover Harris, 85, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County, Mrs. Harris was a daughter of the late Maxwell and Lizzie Dooley Dover.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Demorest. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Henry Harris, a grandson, the Rev. Chris Waters, two brothers, Earl Dover and Arthur Dover, and a sister, Ruth Hill.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Russ Barker and Charles Holland officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Susie and Gary Newsome, Clarkesville, Louise and Theron Waters, Baldwin, and Betty and Hugh Smith, Toccoa; son and daughter-in-law, Karl and Linda Harris, Demorest; three brothers, Clarence Dover, Demorest, J.W. Dover, Clarkesville, and Jimmie Dover, Mt. Airy; one sister, Mary Ann Whitten, Cornelia; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 6, 2001

NASH
Infant
GAINESVILLE - Danny James Nash, infant son of Eric and Kelly Nash, died Sunday, June 3, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Sugar Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Steve Brannon and Harold Pettijohn Jr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sisters, Chelsea and Kairee Nash, both of Gainesville; grandparents, Danny and Patti Nash, Lula, and Pat Smith and James Glass, both of Gainesville; and great-grandparents, Bobby Meeks and Mary Nash, both of Gainesville.
Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 6, 2001

MR. AUSBURN
Banks County native
MULBERRY, FLA. - Dorsey Ausburn, 87, formerly of Banks County, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Ausburn was born December 7, 1913.
He had been employed as a dry mill supervisor with Royster Inc. and was a member of the V.F.W. Post #6925. Mr. Ausburn was a past member of the City of Mulberry Planning Board (Florida) and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the chapel of A.M. Seigler Funeral Home, Mulberry, Fla. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
Mr. Ausburn is survived by his wife, Sara Ausburn, Mulberry, Fla.; two sons, Robert Neil Ausburn, Demorest, and Brian Lee Ausburn, Cornelia; one daughter, Nan Ellene Holleyman, Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Mary Eller, Cornelia; one brother, Hoyt Ausburn, Cornelia; and nine grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, announcing for A.M. Seigler Funeral Home.
The Banks County News, June 6, 2001

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MR. BROOKS
U.S. Navy veteran
CORNELIA - O.P. "Shorty" Brooks, 81, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Select Specialty Hospital, Atlanta, following an extended illness.
Mr. Brooks was born in Woodstock, Ala., on October 9, 1919, a son of the late Olin P. and Georgia Mae White Brooks.
He taught school at Hazel Grove and Cornelia Elementary Schools, later retiring from the Department of Corrections as a vocational counselor. Mr. Brooks was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #7720. He was also a member of Cornelia United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Cornelia United Methodist Church with the Revs. Wayne Smith, Bob Ramsey, Marcus Martin and Jack Summers officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Rabun County D.A.V. Chapter #15.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Hardy Brooks, Cornelia; one daughter, Pam Boughton, Cornelia; one son, Stanley P. Brooks, McDonough; one sister, Carra Brooks, North Carolina; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Cornelia United Methodist Church Building Fund, 274 Wyly Street, Cornelia, GA 30531.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 6, 2001

MR. BLACK
World War II veteran
CORNELIA - Truett C. Black, 81, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Born on November 3, 1919, in White County, Mr. Black was a son of the late Dyer and Pauline Harris Black.
He served in the infantry during World War II and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #7720. Mr. Black was a self-employed carpenter.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Jewell Jones.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, from the VFW Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Coomer officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Black, Demorest; one son, David Black, Demorest; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 6, 2001

MR. JONES
Hall County native
HOMER - Kenneth Jones, 65, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Hart County Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Hoke and Annie Miller Jones.
He was retired from the Commerce-Jefferson Water Plant and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Ralph O. Smith and Stan Hopwood officiating. Burial was in the Hopewell Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Rita Allen, Jefferson, Marie Tatum and Juanita Simmons, both of Ila, and Mary Ann Page, Fayetteville, N.C.; three sons, Rudy Jones, Jefferson, Randy Jones, Canton, and Wallie Fowler, Missouri; two sisters, Eva Overby, Gainesville, and Lucille Crane, Maysville; one brother, Glenn Jones, Lavonia; a special friend, Lelia Hammond, Homer; and nine grandchildren.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 6, 2001

MRS. MANLEY
Banks County native
TOCCOA - Mrs. Georgia Belle Taylor Manley, 73, died Thursday, May 31, 2001.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Manley was a daughter of the late James T. and Lovie Maddox Taylor.
She had been employed with Wrights Manufacturing Company in Toccoa and was of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in the chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, with the Rev. Clint Harper officiating. Burial was in the Sunshine United Methodist Church cemetery. Michael Cantrell, Larry Cantrell, Steven Cantrell, Jason Sosby, Blake Sosby and Mark Kastner served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Thurmond, Carnesville, and Mary Pharr, La Grange; one son, Robert Sosby, Westminster, S.C.; two sisters, Betty Ann Pitts and Lucille Taylor, both of Toccoa; and two brothers, Ed Taylor and L.G. Taylor, both of Toccoa.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 6, 2001


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