Banks County Obituaries...

September 5, 2001


MR. BROWN
Truck driver
HOMER - Jacky Nelson Brown, 51, died Thursday, August 30, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Brown was born July 23, 1950, in Habersham County. He was a son of Magdelene Lewallen Brown, Homer, and the late Noah Brown.
Mr. Brown was a truck driver and was a member of Damascus Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at Damascus Baptist Church with the Revs. Arthur Howard and David Ledford officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Gene Todd officiating at graveside.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Sue Christy Brown, Homer; one daughter, Tracie Brown, Homer; one son, Nelson Randall Brown, Lula; three sisters, Maxine Lord, Jefferson, Peggy Howard, Baldwin, and Linda Brown, Homer; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Damascus Baptist Church Building Fund, 2826 GA Hwy. 198, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 5, 2001

MRS. DOCKINS
Homemaker
BALDWIN - Mrs. Phyllis Williams Dockins, 38, died Sunday, August 26, 2001, at her home.
Born in Fulton County, Mrs. Dockins was a daughter of Troy D. and Barbara Speed Williams, Baldwin. Her roots were in Rabun County.
Mrs. Dockins was a homemaker and was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church, Banks County.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Speed.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Lavay McCullough, Larry Cannon and James Mason Jr. and Layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dockins is survived by her husband, David Dockins Sr., Baldwin; two sons, Gregory Troy Welch and David Dockins Jr., both of Baldwin; one sister, Maria Williams Grizzle, Lawrenceville; two nieces, Kelly Pugh, Winder, and Deena Grizzle, Lawrenceville; and one nephew, Scott Grizzle, Lawrenceville.
Hunter Funeral Home, Clayton, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 5, 2001

MS. CALHOUN
Former Mt. Carmel
Baptist member
GASTONIA, N.C. - Ms. Maxine Adamson Calhoun, 80, died Friday, August 31, 2001, at the Manor House.
A native of Banks County, Ms. Calhoun was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Marcenia Adamson.
She was retired from Firestone Mills, with 28 years of service, and was a member of Midway Baptist Church, Gastonia, N.C. Ms. Calhoun was a former member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Homer.
She was the wife of the late Rudolph "Bud" Calhoun, and the sister of the late Ernest, Lauten and Austin Adamson, Dorothy Wilson and Clara Brewer.
She was a devoted wife and mother, said family members.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 2, at McLean Founders Chapel, Gastonia, N.C., with the Rev. Walt Griggs officiating. Burial was in Gaston Memorial Park.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, William and Judy Calhoun, Gastonia, N.C., and Terry and Cynthia Calhoun, Oak Island, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Eula Adamson, Lula; twin sister, Irene Forrester, Homer; grandchildren, Robin Hensley, Peter Eubanks and Roger, Richard, Melanie, Kelley and Allison Calhoun; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Midway Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2782 Fairview Drive, Gastonia, NC 28052.
McLean Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Banks County News, September 5, 2001

MRS. SEGARS
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Wilda Prickett Segars, 90, died Saturday, September 1, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Segars was born April 15, 1911, in Banks County, a daughter of the late William Stairett and Junia Lord Prickett.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church. Mrs. Segars was preceded in death by her husband, Rothel Wade Segars, and a daughter, Shirley Segars Richardson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 2, at Beaverdam Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Pruitt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three granddaughters, Shari Sewell, Covington, Lori Smith, Union Point, and Rene Breedlove, Commerce; five great-grandchildren; and Ray Richardson, Commerce.
Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 5, 2001

MRS. GARDINER
Maysville native
WESLEY WOODS - Mrs. Lois Jesse Parks Gardiner, 95, died Wednesday, August 29, 2001. She was a longtime resident of the Morningside Community, and most recently resided at Budd Terrace of Wesley Woods, where she died.
Mrs. Gardiner was born August 9, 1906, at home in Maysville, to Floyd Andrew Parks and Love Sheridan Parks. Just prior to and following her marriage to Anderson John Gardiner in 1928, she resided in Atlanta. Mr. Gardiner preceded her in death in 1984.
Mrs. Gardiner was an active member of Jackson Hill Baptist Church for 73 years.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 1, at Jackson Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Hugh Roberts and Paul Garrison and Dr. Quinn Pugh officiating. Mrs. Gardiner's grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Paul Campbell, David Woodburn, David Gardiner, Charles Gardiner, Mark Gardiner, Lee Gardiner, Ted Riley, Mike Gardiner, Rick Wallace and Phillip Welch, served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Gardiner is survived by a daughter, Bonnie L. Gardiner Campbell, Dublin, and her husband, C. Grady Campbell, MD; sons, Donald Parks Gardiner, Columbia, S.C., and his wife, Mary Ann Durrance Gardiner, and James David Gardiner, Lawrenceville; half-sister, Rosa Pope Vincent, Athens; 10 grandchildren, Paul Campbell, Chris Campbell Woodburn, David Gardiner, Charles Gardiner, Lee Gardiner, Mark Gardiner, Nancy Gardiner Riley, Mike Gardiner, Jill Gardiner Wallace and Kerry Gardiner Welch; 18 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, Spring Hill, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 5, 2001


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MR. BENTLEY
U.S. Army veteran
COMMERCE - James R. Bentley, 78, died Thursday, August 30, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Dallas County, Texas, Mr. Bentley was born October 22, 1922, a son of the late Marion Eli and Virdie Owens Bentley.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired Justice of the Peace for Ward County, Texas. Mr. Bentley was a member of South Side Baptist Church, Monahan, Texas.
A private memorial service was held.
Mr. Bentley is survived by his wife, Vra Bentley, Commerce; two daughters, Janice Bentley and Linda Kay Parker, both of Commerce; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 5, 2001

MR. RYLEE
Retired school teacher
GAINESVILLE - George Preston Rylee Sr., 64, died Friday, August 31, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Rylee was born November 22, 1936, a son of the late Grover and Buris Lewallen Rylee.
He was a retired elementary school teacher with Hall County and was a member of Living Water Baptist Church. Mr. Rylee was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Riley Rylee, and two brothers, G.H. Rylee and Otis Rylee.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 2, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Chris Pope officiating. Burial was in Banks Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughter, Gayle Rylee, Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Chris Pope, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Preston and Teresa Rylee, Gainesville; two sisters, Floy Elliott and Lucille Rylee, both of Mansfield; and grandchildren, Michelle, Lauren and Stephen Pope and Carolyn and Stephanie Rylee, all of Gainesville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 5, 2001

MR. HINSON
U.S. Air Force veteran
NICHOLSON - William Franklin Hinson, 66, died Sunday, September 2, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Hinson was born May 22, 1935, in Lancaster, S.C. He was a son of the late Arthur Mack and Gladys Stroud Hinson.
Mr. Hinson was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had been employed in the textile industry. He was preceded in death by a son, Carol Hampton Hinson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Hampton Hinson and Louis Gaddis officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Hinson, Nicholson; one son, Billy Hinson, Nicholson; two daughters, Mary G. Hargett, Great Falls, S.C., and Vivian G. Siggers, Winder; six brothers, Hampton Hinson and Lando Hinson, both of Heath Springs, S.C., Mack Hinson and James Hinson, both of Great Falls, S.C., Lee P. Hinson, Taylor, S.C., and Wade Hinson, Aiken, S.C.; two sisters, Rusty Martin, Commerce, and Hattie Polston, Lancaster, S.C.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 5, 2001

MR. BELL
Korean War veteran
COMMERCE - Carlton Dock Bell, 70, died Wednesday, August 29, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Bell was born April 17, 1931, in Georgia. He was a son of the late Jess and Clemmie Anderson Bell.
Mr. Bell was a veteran of the Korean War and was retired from BellSouth, where he worked as a cable splicer. He was a member of Webbs Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 1, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Stacy Phillips and Bob Hill officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Bell is survived by his wife, Melba Jean Bell, Commerce; one son, Terry W. Bell, McDonough; one daughter, Susan Howard, Douglasville; one brother, James Bell, Commerce; five sisters, Agnes Bennett, Ila, Gladys Catalano, Homer, Grace Busha, Carnesville, and Brenda Segars and Louise Pruitt, both of Commerce; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 5, 2001

MRS. HAMBRICK
Retired floral designer
COMMERCE - Mrs. Ruth Hambrick, 80, died Tuesday, August 28, 2001, at BJC Nursing Center, Commerce.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Hambrick was born September 24, 1920, a daughter of the late George Lester and Reba Handcock Butler.
She was a retired floral designer with Vivian's Florist and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church, Commerce. Mrs. Hambrick was preceded in death by her husband, William Edwin Hambrick, a son, Charles Hambrick, and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 30, at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Rev. David Harbin and Pastor Debbie Love officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Cherryl Burrow, Commerce; three brothers, Emmitt Butler, Commerce, Larry Butler, Maysville, and Floyd Butler, Athens; three sisters, Lila Crawford, Evelyn Scoggins and Sue Pruitt, all of Commerce; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 5, 2001


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