Banks County Obituaries...

October 10, 2001


MR. PRUITT
U.S. Army veteran
COMMERCE - Ray M. Pruitt, 85, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Pruitt was born October 9, 1915, a son of the late Clarence and Faye Ray Pruitt.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Mr. Pruitt was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church, Commerce, and a member of the Homer American Legion.
He was preceded in death by a brother, C.W. Pruitt, and a sister, Helen Stewart.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 4, in the New Salem United Methodist Church cemetery with the Revs. Bob Hill and Johnny Ray officiating.
Mr. Pruitt is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Hill Pruitt, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Milton and Sharon Pruitt, Commerce; and sister, Mary Johnson, Carrollton.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 10, 2001

MR. BANKS
Carpenter, electrician
CARNESVILLE - Roger Herman Banks, 55, of the Double Churches Community, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born in Franklin County, Mr. Banks was a self-employed carpenter and electrician. He was formerly employed with Hill's Hardware, Homer.
Mr. Banks was a 1964 graduate of Franklin County High School and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. He was the son of Sarah S. Bryant Banks, Carnesville, and the late Hugh Dorsey Banks.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, October 5, at B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Fred Young officiating. Burial was in the New Bethel Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Kathy Whiting Banks; daughters, Sherry Johnson, Lynn Haven, Fla., and Denise Banks, Fort Knox, Ky.; sister, Linda Payne, Carnesville; cousin, Edith Banks, Homer; and two grandchildren.
B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 10, 2001

MRS. CLOUATRE
Level Grove Baptist
Church member
CLARKESVILLE - Mrs. Juanita Hobson Clouatre, 66, died Sunday, October 7, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Clouatre was born in Banks County on September 11, 1935. She was a daughter of the late William Elijah Hobson and Jewell Marie Caudell Hobson. Mrs. Clouatre was the wife of the late Bernard R. Clouatre.
She was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with Dr. Kenneth Franklin and the Rev. Bo Turner officiating. Burial was in Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Major Richard Hobson and Danny Clouatre, both of Clarkesville; one step-daughter, France Allen, Lula; one step-son, Michel Clouatre, Clarkesville; three sisters, Esther Bell Keller, Mt. Airy, Greta Adams, Mableton, and Daisy Lee Hobson, Bayamon, Puerto Rico; two brothers, David Hobson, Cornelia, and James Monroe Hobson, Homer; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 10, 2001

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MR. ANDERSON
U.S. Air Force veteran
CLARKESVILLE - Charles Henry Anderson, 50, died Monday, October 8, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Anderson was born in Habersham County on November 30, 1950. He was a son of Katherine Wilson Anderson, Clarkesville, and the late Homer Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was employed with Scovill Fasteners, Inc. as an industrial electrician and had served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid hunter and was a member of the BT Hunting Club, Washington. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by a brother, David Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 11, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Revs. Austin Kelley and Wayne Sisk officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Brenda Campbell Anderson, Clarkesville; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Carey Anderson, Clarkesville; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Ricky McEntire, Clarkesville; brother, Earl Anderson, Clarkesville; sister-in-law, Diane Anderson Hooper, Clarkesville; step-children, Stephanie Anderson, Cliff Kay and Jennifer Kay, all of Clarkesville; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, NY 10038-4810.
The family was to have received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 10, 2001

MRS. CLARK
North Carolina native
CLARKESVILLE - Mrs. Mary Cox Clark, 77, died Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Mrs. Clark was born September 20, 1924, in Rockingham County, N.C. She was the daughter of the late John P. and Bessie Mae Robertson Cox.
Mrs. Clark was retired and was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Seymour Clark.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 6, in Yonah Memorial Gardens with Father Luis Zarama officiating.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Alice Clark, Greensboro, N.C.; son, Michael Clark, Wilmington, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Billy Clark, Metairie, La., Frances and Henry Price, Clarkesville, and Josephine and Jack Gunter, Cornelia; sister, Marie Cox, Clarkesville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the St. Marks Catholic Church Building Fund, 5410 Hwy. 197 South, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 10, 2001

MRS. SMITH
Retired dietitian
COMMERCE - Mrs. Louise Smith, 87, died Sunday, October 7, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Smith was born November 19, 1913, a daughter of the late George W. and Emma Wilbanks Wiley.
She was a retired dietitian with BJC Medical Center and was a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church, Homer. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, L.B. Smith.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Paul Robertson officiating. Burial was in the Nails Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Smith is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 10, 2001


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