Banks County Obituaries...

August 29, 2001


MR. NAGY
IS Manager for
Jefferson Blanking
MAYSVILLE - Jeffrey Alan Nagy, 32, died Thursday, August 23, 2001, at Grady Memorial Hospital following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Mr. Nagy was born January 11, 1969, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a son of Ronald A. Nagy, Parma, Ohio, and Barbara Brucchieri Dombrowski, Brunswick, Ohio.
Mr. Nagy was employed as IS Manager for Jefferson Blanking Corp.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery, Brunswick, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Nagy is survived by his wife, Stacy Lynn Lyons, Commerce; one son, Nicholas Ray Nagy, Commerce; step-father, Edward Dombrowski, Brunswick, Ohio; three sisters, Terri Finlin, Tammi Safranek and Traci Talaczyk, all of Brunswick, Ohio; and grandparents, Agnes Brucchieri, Brunswick, Ohio, and Dorothy Dombrowski, Cleveland, Ohio.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 29, 2001

MISS WILSON
Retired from
Whatley's Drug Store
COMMERCE - Miss Sara Wilson, 92, died Saturday, August 25, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of a brief illness.
Miss Wilson was born in Dillard, a daughter of the late Alexander Wilson and Sally Powell Wilson.
She was retired from Whatley's Drug Store, Gainesville, where she resided for most of her life.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include three nieces, Janet Alberts, Sally Wilson and Jamie Duff; three nephews, Robert Wilson, Richard Wilson and Kendal Hudak; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special friend, Barbara Nigreville, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 29, 2001

MRS. MASON
Homemaker
CORNELIA - Mrs. Irene Garrison Mason, 86, died Friday, August 24, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Mason was born May 13, 1915, in Habersham County, a daughter of the late Emory and Louvina Payne Garrison.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Mason was preceded in death by two brothers, Erford Garrison and Vandiver Garrison, and two sisters, Violet Colston and Pearl Brewer.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 26, at Camp Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Harry Rudasill, Clyde Garrison and Walter Burrell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Harold L. Mason, Cornelia; three daughters, Jean Holloway, Willene Weathersby and Lynnette Allison, all of Cornelia; two sons, Rick Mason, Demorest, and James Mason, Alpharetta; three sisters, Gloria Harrison, Gainesville, Harriet Grier, Alto, and Christine Duncan, Belmont, N.C.; two brothers, the Rev. Clyde Garrison, Cornelia, and Wesley Garrison, Waleska; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 29, 2001

MR. WADE
Banks County native
DEMOREST - Paul C. Wade, 84, died Wednesday, August 22, 2001, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Wade was born June 24, 1917, to the late Peter Cleveland and Margie Crenshaw Wade.
He was a painter and carpenter and was of the Christian faith. Mr. Wade was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Herbert Wade, a brother, Roosevelt Wade, and a sister, Grace Plott.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, August, 24, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Sanford Kimbrell officiating. Burial was in the Return Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Birdell Blalock Wade, Demorest; one daughter, Betty Scroggs, Alto; two step-daughters, Vancine Chandler, Cornelia, and Mahala Moody, Alto; one son, Nelson J. Wade, Ridgeway, Va.; two step-sons, Curtis Wade, Hollywood, and Christopher E. Wade, Cleveland; four brothers, Dewey Wade, Richard Wade and Buford Wade, all of Demorest, and Grady Wade, Commerce; three sisters, Sophornia Pettit, Cleveland, and Charlotte Freeman and Joyce Turner, both of Demorest; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 29, 2001

MR. PRUITT
Department of Transportation retiree
HOMER - Jerry William Pruitt, 57, died Sunday, August 26, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Pruitt was born July 10, 1944, in Banks County to Virginia Poole Pruitt, Homer, and the late James W. Pruitt.
He was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation and was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Pruitt was also a member of Hebron Lodge F & AM and the Fellow Craft Club.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, at Charity Baptist Church with the Revs. Vaughn Howington and Luther Williams officiating. Burial was in the Union Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Pruitt is survived by his wife, Louise Bell Pruitt; one brother, James Pruitt, Athens; four sisters, Carolyn Eckstein, Maysville, Mildred Pruitt and Chris Dietrich, both of Homer, and Marion Gasaway, Carnesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 29, 2001

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MR. DOOLEY
Baldwin Baptist member
CORNELIA - William Timothy "Tim" Dooley, 39, died Saturday, August 25, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Dooley was born in Clarke County, on May 26, 1962. He was a 1980 graduate of Habersham Central High School, where he was a member of the Band of the Blue and a member of the Key Club. Mr. Dooley was a member of Baldwin Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, William L. "Bill" Dooley, maternal grandparents, John and Lavonia Armstrong, paternal grandparents, Fred and Pauline Dooley, an uncle, John B. Armstrong and an aunt, Genevieve Harrison.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Ed Aiken and Frank Sailers officiating. Burial was in Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Flossie Armstrong Dooley, Cornelia; sister and brother-in-law, Tammy Dooley Brown and Joey Brown, Mt. Airy; nephew, Connor Brown, Mt. Airy; niece, Kirsten Brown, Mt. Airy; four aunts and one uncle.
Memorials may be made to Baldwin Baptist Church, P.O. Box 67, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 29, 2001

MRS. LEE
White Plains Baptist Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Jody Eloise Lee, 43, died Wednesday, August 22, 2001.
A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Lee was a daughter of Evia Campbell and the late Raymond R. Stewart.
She was a homemaker and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Stewart, and a sister, Elaine Wiley.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 25, in the chapel of Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Larry Lee officiating. Burial was in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Lee is survived by her husband, Jerry Lee; two sisters, Linda Lee, Elberton, and Dianne Matthews, Braselton; and five brothers, Merlin Stewart, Commerce, Robert Stewart, Donnie Stewart and Ronnie Stewart, all of Hoschton, and Gary Stewart, Rayle.
Wise-Connolly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 29, 2001

MR. STEPHENS
World War II veteran
DAHLONEGA - Ralph Stephens, 75, died Sunday, August 26, 2001, at Chestatee Regional Hospital, Dahlonega, following an extended illness.
Born in Stephens County to the late Lando and Sally Edmonds Stephens, Mr. Stephens had lived in Lula most of his life.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked at New Holland Mill for many years. Mr. Stephens was a member of the Congregational Holiness Church in Alto.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sondra Crane.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Jewell Thomas and Bill Towe officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mr. Stephens is survived by his wife, Ruby Anglin Stephens, Dahlonega; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Sherman Sullens, Dahlonega, Kathleen and Glenn Crane, Braselton, and Clara and Danny Dyer, Gillsville; daughter, Elizabeth Stephens, Braselton; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph Wesly and Joan Stephens, Dahlonega, and Carl L. and Wanda Stephens, Lula; three sisters, Bernice Armour and Mae Heimburger, both of Alto, and Grace Carter, Toccoa; two brothers, Junior Stephens, Lula, and Jack Stephens, Cornelia; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 29, 2001

MR. DAVIS
World War II veteran
HOMER - H.L. Davis, 86, died Saturday, August 25, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mr. Davis was born in Habersham County to the late Mr. Davis and Mattie Dempsey Watkins.
He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Mr. Davis was a member of Bethany Christian Church and a member of the American Legion.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Ruth Davis, of the home; three daughters, Sarah Jane Baker and Lorene Craven, both of Homer, and Frances Bennett, Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Carrie Zimmerman, Cornelia; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 29, 2001


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