Banks County Obituaries...

October 31, 2001


Robert L. Boling
Robert Lee Boling, 90, of Homer, died Friday, October 26, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born November 20, 1910, in Banks County, Mr. Boling was a son of the late Robert Arnold and Molly Cochran Boling.
He was a farmer and was a member of Charity Baptist Church, Homer. Mr. Boling was preceded in death by a son, Dwayne Robert Boling.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 29, at Charity Baptist Church with the Revs. Vaughn Howington and Billy Burrell officiating. Burial was in the Damascus Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating at graveside.
Mr. Boling is survived by his wife, Fanneal Gailey Boling, Homer; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Ernest Rogers and Jane and Larry Maney, all of Baldwin; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Glenda Boling, Homer, and Dan and Gail Boling, Baldwin; one sister, Lorena Carpenter, Baldwin; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Charity Baptist Church Building Fund, 1302 Hwy. 51 North, Homer, GA 30547.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

Guy M. Spain
Guy Marion Spain, 74, of Lula, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Scenic View Nursing Home, Baldwin, following an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Spain was born May 8, 1927, to the late Frank Spain Sr. and Paralee Wooten Spain.
He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Spain was retired from Parr Roofing Company and had also worked with sheet metal before retirement. He was a member of the Gainesville VFW Lodge #8452 and was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Spain was preceded in death by his wife, Dean Hubbard Spain.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 1, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Wilbert "Rip" Graham officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Billy McCrackin, Lula; son, Gary Spain, Atlanta; granddaughter, Annie McCrackin, Lula; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Melissa and Daniel Hicks, Gillsville; sisters, Louise Hale, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Claudine Hawkins, Lilburn; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Rowland Dolph, Lilburn; sister-in-law, Lois Spain, Cumming; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Barbara Hubbard, Gainesville, Ernest and Beth Gazaway, Gainesville, Harley and Dorsey Sewell, Dawsonville, John T. and Ovie Seabolt, Cleveland, Roger Hubbard, Gainesville, and Barbara Hubbard, Panama City, Fla.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Hillside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

Joan S. Tidd
Mrs. Joan Swain Tidd, 69, of Lula, died Saturday, October 27, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a short illness.
Mrs. Tidd was born October 19, 1932, in Jacksonville, Fla. She was a retired sewing machine sales clerk for Jo Ann's Fabric and was a member of Perimeter North Church of God in Chamblee.
Mrs. Tidd was preceded in death by a son, Will Tidd, her father, Willis Hill Swain, and two brothers, Fred Guest and Edward Guest.
"Her life was sewing," said family members. "She lived to sew and create things."
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Wilmont Duke Tidd Sr., Lula; one daughter, Jenny T. Holcombe, Lula; one son, Wilmont Duke Tidd Jr., Dalton; her mother, Jennie Lucille Swain, Douglasville; one brother, Buck Guest, Douglasville; and three grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

Garnett Wiley
Garnett "Shorty" Wiley, 80, of Alto, died Friday, October 26, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County on July 29, 1921, Mr. Wiley was a son of the late George W. and Pearlie Armour Wiley.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II, and was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. He was retired from Georgia Broilers.
Mr. Wiley was preceded in death by sons, Eston and Eddie V. Wiley, brothers, E.J., William Fisher and Verden Hoosier Wiley, and a sister, Ina White.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 28, at Holly Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. William Baker officiating. Burial was in the Holly Springs Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Savage Wiley, Alto; brothers, Lonnie Wiley, Cleveland, and G.W. Wiley, Hazelwood, N.C.; and sister, Ola Vee Crow, Grayson.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

James C. Sullens
James Cecil "Pete" Sullens, 74, of Alto, died Saturday, October 27, 2001, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County, Mr. Sullens was a son of the late Grover and Pearl Smith Sullens.
He had worked in maintenance with the Hall County Recreation Department and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 30, at Alto Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Clyde Garrison, Scott Ledbetter and Leon Brown officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Sullens is survived by his wife, Beatrice Thomas Sullens, Alto; daughters and sons-in-law, Ernestine and Marvin Smith, Lula, and Cathy and Patrick Railey, Alto; sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell and Vicki Sullens, Ronald and Patricia Sullens and Mike and Vicky Sullens, all of Alto, and Raymond and Patti Sullens, Lula; brother, Grover Lee Sullens, Gainesville; sisters, Lois Flannigan and Lucille Flannigan, both of Gainesville; mother-in-law, Trixie Thomas, Alto; sister-in-law, Lucy Jones, Lula; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

Thomas J. McDonald
Thomas Jackson "Jack" McDonald, 64, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a sudden illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. McDonald was born July 30, 1937, a son of the late Gordon A. and Mazie Wheeler McDonald.
He was a retired pattern designer for Oxford Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, at Faith Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Mitton and the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery, Ila. David Carithers, Matthew Edwards, Phillip Edwards, Barry Johnson, Jake Murphy and Eric Shelton served as pallbearers.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, Lucille Jones McDonald, Jefferson; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Carol McDonald, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Stacy Wilbanks, Baldwin; and three grandchildren, Kasey, Kody and Christian.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

 


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Roy L. Carpenter
Roy Lee Carpenter, 93, of Cornelia, died Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at Scenic View Nursing Home following a brief illness.
Born in North Carolina on July 6, 1908, Mr. Carpenter was the son of the late James Leonard Carpenter Sr. and Arminda Segars Carpenter.
He was a poultry and cattle farmer and was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 1, at Level Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Burial will be in Level Grove Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Survivors include daughters, Betty C. Dalton, Baldwin, and Bobbie C. Foster, Cornelia; sons, Bill E. Carpenter, Jefferson, and Dennis Carpenter, Oakwood; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

Billy Nicholson
Billy Nicholson, 66, of Soperton, formerly of Commerce, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Nicholson was born July 27, 1935, in Jackson County, a son of the late William R. and Bessie Mae Odum Nicholson.
He was a retired businessman and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. John Wood and John Brantley officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Nicholson is survived by his wife, Sallie Toler Nicholson, Soperton; one son, Billy Nicholson, Winder; two daughters, Susan McCarthy, Commerce, and Sheryl Wallace, Sugar Hill; two brothers, Rogers Nicholson, Commerce, and Thomas Nicholson, Hull; two sisters, Martha Fitzpatrick, Commerce, and Joyce Wood, Nicholson; and six grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

Dorothy R. Beavers
Mrs. Dorothy Rowland Beavers, 95, of Athens, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Beavers was born July 24, 1906, in Taylor County, W.Va. She was a daughter of the late W.I. and Martha Susan Wotring Rowland.
Mrs. Beavers was a homemaker and was a member of Smyrna United Methodist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce, with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating.
Mrs. Beavers is survived by a son, Robert I. Beavers, Athens; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge or arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

Hyo I Bae
Hyo I Bae, 79, of Maysville, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Bae was born December 28, 1921, in South Korea. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Bae was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bae.
Funeral services were held at noon Friday, October 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dr. Martin Rho officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Bae is survived by his wife, Chaboon Lee Bae, Maysville; three sons, Jong Chul Bae and Jong Yong Bae, both of Maysville, and Jong Kwan Bae, North Carolina; six daughters, Soon Im Bae, Jong Soon Bae and Goon Ja Bae, all of South Korea, Gum Soo Bae and Yong Ha Bae, both of New Jersey, and Soon Ok Bae, Maysville; 38 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

Dewitt 'Dee' Marlow
Dewitt "Dee" Marlow, 89, of Pendergrass, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Marlow was born July 29, 1912, in Jackson County, a son of the late Delone Dickson and Woodie Brown Marlow.
He was the owner and operator of Marlow's Store, one of the few country stores left in the area, for over 53 years. Mr. Marlow was a member of Holly Springs United Methodist Church, Pendergrass.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, October 26, at Holly Springs United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bob Lewis, Dennis Harris and Greg Porterfield officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mike Garrett, Shane Guined, Ned Klugh, Dickson Marlow, Jeff Sanders, Ben Shadburn and Chip Shadburn served as pallbearers.
Mr. Marlow is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Parks Marlow, Pendergrass; three sons, Arthur Marlow, Oakwood, and Dennis Marlow and Terry Marlow, both of Pendergrass; three daughters, Joann Marlow, Pendergrass, Delene Shadburn, Maysville, and Janet Standridge, Jefferson; two sisters, Cora Anderson, Maysville, and Kate Ingram, Birmingham, Ala.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Holly Springs United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall), 7441 Holly Springs Road, Pendergrass, GA 30567.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

Clyde N. Mize
Clyde Neal Mize, 81, of Cumming, died Saturday, October 27, 2001.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jo Mize, Cumming, his parents, Burma Hutchison and John Henry Mize, Franklin County, sister and brother-in-law, Ann Mize and Lee Sasser, Dublin, and sister-in-law, Henrietta Mize, Metter.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 30, at Cumming First United Methodist Church with the Revs. John L. Cromartie Jr. and Bob Bowling officiating. Entombment was in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Nathalie and Louie Simpson, Cumming, and Elizabeth and Ron Gardiner, Homer; son and daughter-in-law, John and Debbe Mize, Cumming; grandchildren, Andrew Simpson, Heather Mize-Atkins, Aimee Marie Mize, Sara, Tucker and Rori Gardiner and Tarra and Derick Turner; great-grandchildren, Cage Turner and Tristan and Caden Atkins; brother, John A. Mize, Metter; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil S. and Francis Mize, Cumming, and James H. and Elaine Mize, Dunwoody; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial fund for Mr. Mize has been established at Cumming First United Methodist Church.
Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001

SFC Troy Underwood
SFC Troy E. Underwood, 60, of Hephzibah, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.
A native of Maysville, Jackson County, Mr. Underwood had lived in the Hephzibah area for over 30 years.
He was retired from the U.S. Army, having served his country for over 22 years. Mr. Underwood was a member of the VFW Post 649 and a member of the American Legion Post 178. He was a Vietnam veteran and was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Underwood was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Lillie Underwood.
A memorial service was held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at VFW Post 649, Augusta.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Key Underwood, Hephzibah; two sons, Daniel Underwood, Hephzibah, and Jason Underwood, Waynesboro; one daughter, Crystal Underwood, Hephzibah; a grandchild, Cory Underwood; two brothers, James B. Underwood, Commerce, and John H. Underwood, Smyrna; and three sisters, Francis Morris, Commerce, Wilma Holden, Acworth, and Wanda Sue Hill, Homer.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, Ga.
DeLoach Funeral Homes, Inc., Hephzibah, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 31, 2001


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