Banks County Obituaries...

November 21, 2001


Lisa S. Carlyle
Mrs. Lisa Samples Carlyle, 36, of Homer, died Friday, November 16, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
Born in Clarke County on March 24, 1965, Mrs. Carlyle was a lifelong resident of Banks County.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church, where she was an active part of the Children's Ministry. Mrs. Carlyle was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Samples.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 19, at Grove Level Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Appling and Kenneth McEntire officiating. Burial was in the Line Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Cecil Carlyle, Homer; daughter, Lindsey Carlyle, Homer; son, Caden Carlyle, Homer; step-daughter, Laura Carlyle, Lula; step-son, Clay Carlyle, Lula; sister, Scarlett S. Shirley, Homer; brother, Chandler Samples, Homer; mother and step-father, Nan and Ron Brinson, Lawrenceville; and grandmother, Mary Ruth Mize Faulkner.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001

Wilmont
D. Tidd Sr.
Wilmont Duke Tidd Sr., 76, of Lula, died Thursday, November 15, 2001, at a private nursing home.
Born June 29, 1925, in Columbus, Mr. Tidd was the son of the late Henry Tidd and Nettylee Duke Tidd.
He was a graduate of Georgia Technical Institute and was a United States veteran, serving in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Tidd later served in the U.S. Air Force, where he retired as a chemical engineer in a civilian position with 30 years of service. He was a member of Perimeter North Church of God. Mr. Tidd was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Swain Tidd, and a son, Will Tidd.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 18, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin. Burial was in the Baldwin Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Jenny T. Holcombe, Lula; one son, Wilmont Duke Tidd Jr., Dalton; one sister, Ann Cook, Columbus; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Scarlett Whelchel, 4050 Hwy. 115, Demorest, GA 30535, or the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Pkwy., Gainesville, GA 30501.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001

Archie Cox
Archie Cox, 74, of Maysville, died Saturday, November 17, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Will Herring officiating. Burial was in the Erastus Christian Church cemetery.
Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Mazie Cox, of the home; one son, Ray Cox, Maysville; one daughter, Patricia McElhannon, Maysville; two step-sons, David Carthern, Commerce, and Roger Carthern, Jefferson; one sister, Esalee Herring, Commerce; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001

Mike Shockley
Mike Shockley, 42, of Commerce, died Saturday, November 17, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
Mr. Shockley was born July 26, 1959, in Stephens County. He was a son of Woodrow Wilson and Lois Irene Keeling Shockley, Homer.
Mr. Shockley was employed as a technician with Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, and was a member of Baptist Tabernacle, Commerce, where he served as a deacon and song leader. He was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Carol Shockley, and his mother-in-law, Betty Dorsey.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, at Baptist Tabernacle with the Revs. Tommy Watson, Milford Daniels and Stanley Trammel officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Shockley is survived by his wife, Cindy Dorsey Shockley, Commerce; one son, Christopher Shockley, Commerce; one sister, Brenda Dooley, Toccoa; and father-in-law and wife, the Rev. and Mrs. Sam Dorsey, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001

Bertha M. Thomas
Mrs. Bertha Mae Carlan Thomas died Friday, November 16, 2001, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Thomas was born January 11, 1916, in Banks County, the daughter of the late Count Pulaski and Thersie Brooks Carlan.
She graduated from Banks County High School in 1938 and had lived most of her adult life in the Brockton Community of Jackson County.
Mrs. Thomas was a faithful Christian worker who taught Sunday School for more than 50 years, said family members. She was a real Christian example at home as well as in public. Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker and was a charter member of Brockton Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Allen Thomas, and a grandson, Kenneth Allen Thomas.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18, at Brockton Road Baptist Church with the Revs. Jesse Mealor and R.M. Lacey officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Clarence Allen and Gladys Thomas, Jefferson; sister, Kathleen Carlan Pruitt, Commerce; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Timothy Allen and Leigh Ann Thomas and Kenneth Harold and Rebecca Thomas, all of Jefferson; six great-grandchildren, Samuel David Allen Thomas, Hannah Eve Thomas, Isaac Luke Thomas, William Revard, Joseph Revard and Jessica Thomas; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001

 

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Charles W. Veal
Charles William Veal, 62, of McDonough, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001.
Mr. Veal was born in Banks County on June 7, 1939. He was a son of the late Hubert and Margurite Hambrick Veal.
Mr. Veal was a retired plumber.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, in the Veal Family Cemetery, Maysville.
Mr. Veal is survived by two sons, Mike Veal, Pampa, Texas, and Jeff Veal, Acworth; and five grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001

Mary M. Hulsey
Mrs. Mary M. Hulsey, 66, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at New Horizons Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Born in White County, Mrs. Hulsey was the daughter of the late Joseph Grover and Menerva Ashe Dorsey.
She was a retired seamstress and was a member of Timberidge Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 16, at Timberidge Baptist Church with the Revs. Dean Bryant, Verner London and Chris York officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hulsey is survived by her husband, James Hulsey, Gainesville; three daughters, Frances Hart and Linda Miller, both of Gainesville, and Kay Owen, Sautee; two sons, Doyle Hulsey, Gillsville, and Lynn B. Hulsey, Gainesville; two brothers, Neal Dorsey, Jonesboro, and Edward Dorsey, Cleveland; one sister, Janie Tolley, Cleveland; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001

Marjorie Chambers
Mrs. Marjorie Chambers, 74, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at her residence.
Born August 22, 1927, in White County, Mrs. Chambers was a daughter of the late Andrew Webb and Sallie Bell Epps Gary.
She was a seamstress and was a member of Harvest Hill Worship Center. Mrs. Chambers was preceded in death by her husband, James Leonard Chambers.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 16, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Samuel Dale officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, James T. Chambers and Steve M. Chambers, both of Jefferson; two daughters, Mary G. Lance, Jefferson, and Susan S. Lewallen, Martinez; three brothers, Albert Gary, Cornelia, Willie F. Gary, College Park, and Theo Gary, Commerce; three sisters, Molene Anderson, Homer, Sallie Wilson, Murrayville, and Mazel Davis, Jefferson; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001

Stiles Herbert
Stiles Herbert, 68, of Atlanta, died Sunday, November 18, 2001, at Odyssey Hospice at Decatur Hospital.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Herbert was born December 27, 1932, a son of the late Stiles and Mary Love Herbert.
He had worked as a parts clerk and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were to have been held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Vurgil Smith officiating. Burial was to have been in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Herbert is survived by his wife, Cauldine Herbert, Atlanta; three daughters, Gail Rush, Whitesburg, Gwen Weaver, Randolph, Vt., and Cheryl Taylor, Covington; two sisters, Zelpha Pritchett, Nicholson, and Annie M. Seagraves, Commerce; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001

Catherine
B. Browner
Mrs. Catherine B. Browner, 52, of Hull, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Browner was a daughter of the late Sam and Irene Morris Bush.
She was employed with Advantage Behavioral Health Systems and was a member of Melvin Hill C.M.E. Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27, at Bush River Baptist Church with the Rev. Julius Mack officiating.
Mrs. Browner is survived by her husband, Truman Browner; one daughter, Terri Browner, Hull; three sisters, Ida H. Gibson, Columbia, S.C., and JoAnn Bush and Avie Sue Shivers, both of Commerce; one brother, Shelton Bush, Jefferson; and an uncle and aunts.
Gardenview Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001

Melba J. Bell
Mrs. Melba Jean Bell, 71, of Commerce, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Heard County, Mrs. Bell was born December 14, 1929, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Lizzie Mooty Purgason.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Bell.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Stacy Phillips and Mike Martin officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Terry W. Bell, McDonough; one daughter, Susan Elane Bell Howard, Douglasville; two sisters, Mary P. Maratin, Augusta, and Helen Sims, Fayetteville; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001

Frances C. Merritt
Mrs. Frances C. Merritt, 89, of Commerce, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Merritt was born August 12, 1912, in Fulton County. She was a daughter of the late William Oscar and Mattie Pearl Atchison Collins.
Mrs. Merritt was a retired city clerk of East Point and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Merritt, a son, Oscar Griffith, and a daughter, Gwendolyn Payne.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, in the Rock Springs Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Swayne Cochran officiating.
Survivors include one son, Robert Griffith, Lower Salem, Ohio; one sister, Helen Jones, Newnan; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 21, 2001


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