Banks County Obituaries...

September 19, 2001


MR. TURNER
World War II veteran
MAYSVILLE - John B. Turner, 80, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Henry County, Mr. Turner was born March 25, 1921, a son of the late Wade Hampton and Daune George Turner.
Mr. Turner was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a retired salesperson with Riches. He was a member of Homer Presbyterian Church, where he was an Elder of the church.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville, with Dr. Wade Bell officiating.
Mr. Turner is survived by his wife, Katherine Sheridan Turner, Maysville; two daughters, Daune Dockery, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Sheridan Rushton, Albany; two brothers, Dr. Allen Turner, Albany, and Wade H. Turner, Naples, Fla.; two sisters, Jean Price, McDonough, and Frances Stephens, Atlanta; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 19, 2001

MRS. MANN
Kennestone Hospital retiree
MARIETTA - Mrs. Dorothy (Dot) Smith Mann, 78, died Saturday, September 8, 2001.
A Georgia native, Mrs. Mann lived in Marietta most of her life. She was retired from Kennestone Hospital, where she worked in the gift shop. Mrs. Mann was a member of Willeo Baptist Church, Roswell.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, in the chapel of Medford-Peden Funeral Home, Marietta, with the Revs. James Dumas and Rickey Byrd officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Delores Smith, East Point, and Earl E. and Barbara Smith, Young Harris; two daughters and sons-in-law, Di Ann and Lonnie Simonds, Marietta, and Joan and James Dumas, Commerce; three sisters, Jeanette Potts, Bronwood, Ruby Lee Moore, Orangeburg, S.C., and Jewell Forrester, St. Augustine, Fla.; one brother, Albert L. Crane, Covington; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Medford-Peden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 19, 2001

MR. GLENN
U.S. Army veteran
CORNELIA - Ralph S. Glenn, 66, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Born in Banks County on March 17, 1935, Mr. Glenn was a son of the late Nealie and Lonie Mae Whitlock Glenn.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict, and was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills, with 30 years of service. Mr. Glenn was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 17, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. O.L. McCullough and Ralph O. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Level Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Glenn is survived by his wife, Inez Ivester Glenn, Cornelia; two daughters, Wanda Gandy, Darlington, S.C., and Tammy Glenn, Columbia, Mo.; one brother, Ray Glenn, Lawrenceville; two sisters, Mildred Dyer, Marietta, and Sylvia Yarbrough, Demorest; and two grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 19, 2001

MR. WHISNANT
Father of 12
JEFFERSON - Emanuel David Whisnant, 97, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at his residence of an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 20, at the Lighthouse Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Steve Whisnant, Loy Reed and Luther Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Oconee Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Whisnant is survived by his wife, Hazel G. Whisnant, of the home; six sons, James Whisnant, Arcade, J.W. Whisnant, Maysville, Marvin Whisnant and Jeffery Ray Whisnant, both of Jefferson, and Teddy Lamar Whisnant and Kenneth Joe Whisnant, both of Lula; six daughters, Louise Sargent, Jefferson, Claudia Wallace, Commerce, Peggy Ann Looney and Wanda Hart, both of Nicholson, and Susie Grindle and Jeannie Haywood, both of Gainesville; 39 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great-grandchildren and 15 step-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 19, 2001

MR. WILLIAMS
Madison Street Baptist Church member
COMMERCE - Lacy Eugene Williams, 72, died Sunday, September 16, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Williams was born January 10, 1929, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Odell and Martha Wilson Williams.
Mr. Williams was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Doris Williams, Commerce; two sons, Henry Williams, Athens, and Hershel Williams, Newport News, Va.; one daughter, Kay Sheridan, Jefferson; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 19, 2001


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MRS. HENSLEE
Private duty nurse
CORNELIA - Mrs. Geraldine Roberts Henslee, 59, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following a short illness.
Mrs. Henslee was born in Habersham County, on October 17, 1941. She was a daughter of the late Blaine and Catherine Robinson Roberts.
Mrs. Henslee was a private duty nurse, a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Olin Roberts.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 16, in Yonah Memorial Gardens with the Revs. Billy Burrell and Larry Free officiating.
Mrs. Henslee is survived by her husband, Rodney Henslee, Cornelia; two daughters, Rhonda Hastings, Bolingbrook, Ill., and Regina Holcomb, Shirley, N.Y.; one son, Timothy Henslee, Cornelia; two sisters, Judy Owensby, Newton, N.C., and Betty Hipps, Whiteville, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, c/o Scarlett Whelchel, 4050 GA Hwy. 115, Demorest, GA 30535.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 19, 2001

MR. BELL
BRASELTON - Jesse Dean Bell Sr., 84, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at Pine Oak Health & Rehab Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 20, at Zion Baptist Church, Braselton. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family was to have received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 19, 2001

MR. BRENWALD
U.S. Army veteran
MAYSVILLE - Denzil A. Brenwald, 73, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Brenwald was born August 22, 1928, in Buckhannon, W.Va., a son of the late Jacob and Martha Lower Brenwald.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II and in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Brenwald was a retired contractor and was a charter member of Montgomery Heights Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 16, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. James Dumas officiating.
Mr. Brenwald is survived by his wife, Virginia (Gale) Brenwald, Maysville; six sons, Harry Brenwald and Tony Brenwald, both of Ohio, and Roy Brenwald, Damon Brenwald, David Brenwald and Mike Brenwald, all of Georgia; two daughters, June Retkofsky and Anita Hatcher, both of Georgia; four brothers, Ben Brenwald and Joe Brenwald, both of Florida, Ron Brenwald, Ohio, and Dewey Brenwald, West Virginia; two sisters, Leona Phares and Gladis Lambert, both of West Virginia; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 19, 2001

MRS. SMITH
Homemaker
HOMER - Mrs. Annette Smith, 37, died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Smith was born in Georgia on August 2, 1964. She was a daughter of Sarah Davis Baker, Homer, and the late James Barrett.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, at Bethany Christian Church, Homer, with the Revs. Perry Smith and William Campbell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Cheri Smith and Johnna Smith, both of Homer; three brothers, Ricky Baker, Larry Barrett and Shannon Baker, all of Homer; and two sisters, Tammy Baker and Betty Lewallen, both of Homer.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 19, 2001


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