Banks County Obituaries...

September 12, 2001


MRS. CRUMP
Leatherwood Baptist Church member
BALDWIN - Mrs. Susie Chitwood Crump, 75, died Saturday, September 8, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Born on June 5, 1926, in Stephens County, Mrs. Crump was the daughter of the late Felma Sr. and Annie Galloway Chitwood.
She was retired from Carwood Manufacturing, with 25 years of service, and was recently employed with Habersham Retreat. Mrs. Crump was a member of Leatherwood Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Crump.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 10, at Leatherwood Baptist Church with the Rev. James Morgan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Crump is survived by her husband, Glen Crump Jr., Baldwin; three sons, Felton Crump, Hank Crump and Donald Crump, all of Baldwin; two brothers, Ralph Chitwood, Lawrenceville, and Felma Chitwood Jr., Mauldin, S.C.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 12, 2001

MR. WHITING
Carpenter
BALDWIN - Jerry Lamar Whiting, 42, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Whiting was born in Habersham County on March 16, 1959. He was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 14, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Horace Martin and Tim Burpee officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Jacks Whiting, Baldwin; daughter, Stephanie Stivers, Foxworth, Miss.; sons, Hal Jacks and Justin Jacks, both of Baldwin; his parents, Walter and Arlene Carlan Whiting, Demorest; brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Debbie Whiting, Turnerville, and Rick and Pam Whiting, Batesville; sister, Kay Martin, Demorest; and one grandchild.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Victory Home, c/o Jerry Whiting, P.O. Box 7, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family is at the residence of Mr. Whiting's parents, 804 Hwy. 441 N., Demorest.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 12, 2001

MRS. BANKS
Webbs Creek Baptist Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Zelma M. Banks, 93, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Banks was a native of Jackson County and was a member of Webbs Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Banks, and two sons, Robert Banks and Thomas Banks.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 7, at Webbs Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert A. Hill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jack Banks, Commerce; two daughters, Sue Banks Allen, Commerce, and Glana Banks, Bowman, S.C.; two daughters-in-law, Maxine Banks, Commerce, and Audry Banks, Marietta; 11 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Webbs Creek Baptist Church, 647 Webbs Creek Road, Commerce, GA 30530.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 12, 2001

DR. OLSON
Orthodontist
COMMERCE - Dr. Donald Ryden Olson, 78, died Friday, September 7, 2001, at his home in Commerce.
Dr. Olson was the son of the late Bernard Carl and Martha Ryden Olson. He was born April 1, 1923, in Youngstown, Ohio.
He graduated from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, and graduated from Case Western University of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Olson practiced general dentistry in Canton, Ohio, was recalled by the Navy and served overseas during the Korean War. He returned to civilian life and graduated from Ohio State University School of Orthodontics.
Dr. Olson opened an office in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he practiced as an Orthodontist until his retirement in 1980. He retired to Hayesville, N.C., and had lived the last three years in Commerce. He was a member of the Commerce Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, at the Commerce Presbyterian Church with Dr. Tom Lewis officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Dr. Olson is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte Rogers Olson, Commerce; son, Mark Rogers Olson, Durango, Col.; daughter, Claudia Olson Markov, Commerce; three grandchildren, Ellwyn Kristina, Stephanie Louise and John Peter Markov, all of Commerce; one brother, Ken Olson, Chico, Calif.; and one sister, Shirley Mills, Canton, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Commerce Presbyterian Church.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 12, 2001

MRS. STEPHENS
Banks County native
CLARKESVILLE - Mrs. Georgie Wood Cash Stephens, 82, died Monday, September 10, 2001, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Stephens was born March 8, 1919, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Marion Henry Wood and Ethel Cunningham Wood.
Mrs. Stephens was retired from Carwood Manufacturing Company and was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Theo Cash, and two brothers, Edwin Wood and Johnny Wood.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Rich Hardman officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Stephens is survived by her husband, Roy Davis Stephens, Clarkesville; three daughters, Evelyn Burke, Hartwell, Mary Kelly, Toccoa, and Linda Wright, Martin; six sisters, Virginia Martin, Alto, Jeanette Simmons, Baldwin, Gwendolyn Lovett, Byron, Dorothy Tatum, Birmingham, Ala., Lejune Eddy, Delaware, and Polly Ann Hooks, Palm Beach, Fla.; one brother, Jack Wood, Cordele; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 12, 2001

MR. MASON
U.S. Army veteran
CORNELIA - Harold L. Mason, 83, died Monday, September 10, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Born December 8, 1917, in Habersham County, Mr. Mason was a son of the late Dock and Mary Etta Rumsey Mason.
He was a retired carpenter and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. Mr. Mason was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lilly Irene Garrison Mason, and two brothers, Herbert Mason and Aaron Mason.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, at Camp Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Harry Rudasill and the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Walter Burrell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Jean Holloway, Willene Weathersby and Lynnette Allison, all of Cornelia; two sons, Rick Mason, Demorest, and James Mason, Alpharetta; one brother, Sherman Mason, Alto; 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, September 12, 2001

 

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MRS. WILHITE
Owner of Anne's
Beauty Shope
COMMERCE - Mrs. Ann Eubanks Wilhite, 80, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Wilhite was born April 15, 1921, a daughter of the late William Dillard and Mickey McCoy Eubanks.
She was the owner of Anne's Beauty Shope and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Wilhite was preceded in death by her husband, Phil R. Wilhite.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 13, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Ken Cranford officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sisters, Alma Anderson, Nicholson, and Claudia Matthews, Commerce; special nephew, Mike Matthews, Commerce; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Commerce, 1345 S. Elm Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 12, 2001

MR. TYLER
Mt. Zion Baptist member
DEMOREST - Gervis Lamar Tyler, 62, died Monday, September 10, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Tyler was born in Rabun County on January 7, 1939. He was a son of the late Robert Nelson Tyler and Sarah Dallas Ramey Tyler.
Mr. Tyler was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, at Flat Creek Baptist Church, Rabun County, with the Rev. Bill Trotter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Southards Tyler, Demorest; daughter, Becky Tyler Eller, Clarkesville; sons, Ricky Tyler, Michael Tyler and Stanley Tyler, all of Alto; sisters, Doris Haney, Clarkesville, and Gladys Duckett, Alto; brothers, Robert Tyler, Greenville, S.C., Gene Tyler, Turnerville, and Kenneth Tyler, Cleveland; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 12, 2001

MR. MARCUS
U.S. Army veteran
DEMOREST - Henry Houston Marcus, 77, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Emory University Hospital following a brief illness.
Born in Habersham County on June 2, 1924, Mr. Marcus was a son of the late George and Drucilla Heaton Marcus.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was retired from Russell Corporation. Mr. Marcus was a member of the Purple Heart-Sharp Shooter.
He was preceded in death by a son, Henry Lee Marcus.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 8, at the Demorest Church of God with the Revs. William Cox, Darvin Slaton and Wesley Purcell officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens, with full military honors provided by the D.A.V. Chapter #14.
Mr. Marcus is survived by his wife, Delvina Allen Marcus, Demorest; daughters, Evelyn Higgins, Clarkesville, and Bonnie Canup, Demorest; daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda and Mark Rich, Cornelia, and Shannon and Ben Brown, Baldwin; step-daughter, Sharon Loggins, Demorest; sons, Jimmy Marcus, Demorest, and Ronnie Marcus, Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, David and Jennifer Marcus, Cleveland; brothers, Claude Marcus, J.C. Marcus, James Willie Marcus and Tommy Marcus, all of Clarkesville, Charlie Marcus, Cornelia, and G.W. Marcus, Demorest; sister, Mary Alice Ivester, Turnerville; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 12, 2001

MR. WORLEY
Carpenter
ROYSTON - Gregory Dean "Greg" Worley, 36, died Tuesday, September 4, 2001, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Worley was born in Franklin County on April 12, 1965, a son of Bobby Dean Worley, Athens, and Sandra Joy Rousey Worley, Royston.
He was employed as a carpenter in the construction business.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 6, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Worley is survived by his wife, Teresa Lockman Worley; three sons, Josh Worley, Comer, and Matthew Worley and Justin Worley, both of Commerce; one sister, Lisa Worley, Royston; and grandmother, Clara Rousey, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 12, 2001

CARNEY
Infant
MAYSVILLE - Levi Shannon Tucker Carney, 3 1/2 months, infant son of Jennifer Duckworth Grindle and Robert R. "Trucker" Carney Jr., died Saturday, September 1, 2001, at his residence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Infant Carney was born May 8, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 4, at Cool Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Fortner officiating. Jeremy Duckworth and Troy Sullens served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include maternal grandparents, Bradly and Connie Grindle, Gainesville; paternal grandparents, Robert R. Carney Sr. and Jimmie Lou Carney, Maysville; three uncles, three aunts and 10 cousins.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 12, 2001


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