Banks County Obituaries...

December 19, 2001


Paul B. Lamb Sr.
Paul B. Lamb Sr., 80, of Baldwin, formerly of Stockbridge, died Sunday, December 16, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following a short illness.
Mr. Lamb was born June 14, 1921, in Henry County. He was the son of the late Charles Edgar and Missy Daniel Lamb, and was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Barrett Lamb.
Mr. Lamb was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II, and was the retired owner and operator of P.B. Lamb and Son Electrical Contracting. He was a member of Glenwood Hills Masonic Lodge and was a member of Zion Baptist Church, Covington.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Reese Sanders officiating. Burial was in Green Meadows Memorial Gardens, Conyers.
Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Lamb Holbrook, Cornelia; one son, Paul B. ³Buddy² Lamb Jr., Columbus; one sister, Edna Klarman, North Carolina; one brother, Jim Lamb, Stone Mountain; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 19, 2001

Levi Tomlin
Levi Tomlin, 84, of Alto, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in White County on April 19, 1917, Mr. Tomlin was a son of the late Andrew and Lula Viola Satterfield Tomlin.
He was a farmer and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Tomlin was preceded in death by his first wife, Polly Goss Tomlin, and a son, Bermon Larry Tomlin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Vernon London and Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial was in the New Bridge Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Tomlin is survived by his wife, Blondine W. Tomlin, Alto; daughters, Louise McClellon, Cornelia, and Amy Payne and Genevie Smith, both of Alto; sons, Thurlow Tomlin, Cornelia, Leroy Tomlin, Commerce, and Herman Tomlin, Cleveland; sisters, Bessie Pardon and Flossie Adams, both of Arcade; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 19, 2001

Rachael B. Chandler
Mrs. Rachael B. Chandler, 99, of Doraville, formerly of Commerce, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Atlanta.
Mrs. Chandler was a homemaker and was a member of Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Curtis E. Chandler Sr., and the daughter of the late William Luther and Ella Adams Breedlove, Monroe.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Elder Kenneth Adams officiating. Burial was in the Chandler Family Cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis E. Jr. and Lita Chandler and Ruben and Gladys Chandler, all of Doraville, Dan and Janell Chandler, Dalton, and Phil and Peggy Chandler, Rome; daughter, Dorothy Harber, Doraville; 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Hewitt Fleming, Box 161 Poss Road, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 19, 2001

Jeffrey T. Edington
Jeffrey Theodore Edington, 35, of Atlanta, died Monday, December 17, 2001, at Piedmont Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Edington was born in DeKalb County on May 29, 1966. He was a farmer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 20, at Holly Springs United Methodist Church, Pendergrass, with the Revs. Bob Lewis and Bob Duvall officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Max Briggs, Fred Martin, Carlos Perez, Kent Prater, Leon Roberts and Bobby Thomas will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Edington is survived by his mother, Nora Carylon Mobley, Atlanta; father and step-mother, Barry and Becky Edington, Maysville; and grandmother, Pauline Edington, Maysville.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Holly Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, 7441 Holly Springs Road, Pendergrass, GA 30567.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 19, 2001

Nell McCarthy
Ms. Nell McCarthy, 88, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Ms. McCarthy was born in White County and lived most of her life in Hall County.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Cleveland.
Ms. McCarthy was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. Sr. and Della Trotter, two brothers, J.C. Trotter Jr. and Hoyt Trotter, and a sister, Lena Shubert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 21, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Pirkle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joann and George Sims, Gillsville; grandsons and wives, Wayne and Linda Sims and Glenn and Penny Sims, all of Gillsville, and Ned and Yari Sims, Cornelia; granddaughters and husbands, Brenda and Phillip Cofield, Gainesville, Linda and Tate Coghlan, Talmo, and Lisa and Josh Pope and Teresa and Dustin Marrett, all of Gillsville; great-grandchildren, Kevin Sims, Katie Sims, Amy Sims, Emily Sims, Josh Cofield, Justin Cofield, Kayla Cofield, Kory Cofield and Caleb Pope; sister, Ann Humphries, Gainesville; brother, Vernon Trotter, Gainesville; and a special cousin, Mary Farmer Bowen, Atlanta.
The body will lie in state at her daughterıs home, located at 158 Sims and Harris Road, Gillsville. The family will receive friends from noon until 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 19, 2001

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Travis O. Segars
Travis O. Segars, 90, of Royston, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Segars was born October 22, 1911, in Banks County, a son of the late Luther Doctor Segars and the late Lenora Norton Segars.
He was a retired insurance agent with Life of Georgia and was a member of Royston Baptist Church. Mr. Segars was three times married, first to the late Verna Skelton Segars, and second to the late Buena Skelton Segars.
In addition to his parents and wives, Mr. Segars was preceded in death by four brothers, Loy, Oscar, Condis and Dwayne Segars, and two sisters, Ruby Duncan and Sue Ostean.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, at Royston Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Holland, Richard Bielski and Byron Greene officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park, Hartwell. Wade Ayers, Todd Craft, Ben Norris, Rodger Davison, Larry Skelton and Jason Cheek served as pallbearers.
Mr. Segars is survived by his wife, Bertie M. Segars, Royston; daughter, Lenora Craft, Royston; grandchildren, Dr. Daniel Travis Craft, Anderson, S.C., and Alice Cheek, Bowersville; great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Jason Cheek, Bowersville; step-daughters, Jeanette Harris, Stone Mountain, Donna Chambers, Hartwell, and Nan Hudgins, Snellville; step-sons, Bondsie Skelton and Larry Skelton, both of Hartwell; brother, Tommy Segars, Bowman; sisters, Lessie Ayers, Royston, Lozelle Cape, Hull, Sara Phillips and Patricia Poole, both of Athens, and Celeste Shiflet, Hartwell; nine step-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Royston Baptist Church, 767 Church Street, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 19, 2001

Robert T. Lunsford
Robert T. Lunsford, 63, of Clarkesville, died Monday, December 17, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born February 1, 1938, in Franklin County, Mr. Lunsford was a son of the late Eugene Thomas and Jewell Patterson Lunsford.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, where he held the rank of Sergeant.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, at New Liberty United Methodist Church with the Revs. Charles Morrison and Tony Kermp officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Lunsford is survived by his wife, Brenda Shirley Lunsford, Clarkesville; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Linda Lunsford, Clarkesville; sisters, June Short, Demorest, and Edna Sue Dover, Clarkesville; brothers, Joe Lunsford and Frank Lunsford, both of Clarkesville; and grandchildren, Amanda Lunsford and Brenda Lunsford, both of Clarkesville.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Scarlett Whelchel, 4050 Hwy. 115 W., Demorest, GA 30535, or to the New Liberty United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 19, 2001

Amnouay Chanseri
Mrs. Amnouay Chanseri, 49, of Cornelia, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Chanseri was born March 15, 1952, in Laos. She was employed with Fieldale Corporation.
Mrs. Chanseri was preceded in death by her mother, Dumdy Vongkhamchanh, and her husband, Sam Chanseri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 15, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
Survivors include her father and step-mother, Soi and Lot Vongkhamchanh, Laos; one daughter, Phitsamay Chanseri, Cornelia; four sons, Ai Chanseri, Kaykeo Chanseri and Khammay Chanseri, all of Cornelia, and Khamsay Chanseri, Atlanta; one sister; two step-sisters; two brothers; and six grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 19, 2001

Tyler R. Middleton
Tyler Rain Middleton, 4 months, infant son of Jason Edward and April Lea Waldrip Middleton, Carnesville, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at Stephens County Hospital.
Tyler was born July 30, 2001, in Clarke County.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, at B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. Sharon Thompson officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Wesley Chance Waldrip Middleton; maternal grandfather, Ronnie Waldrip, Carnesville; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Mike and Cindy Megal Presson, Camden, Tenn.; paternal grandparents, Erme and Marsha Ann Williams Wilkins, Holladay, Tenn.; and maternal great-grandfather, Hulon Waldrip, Carnesville.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 19, 2001


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