Banks County Obituaries...

January 23, 2002


Pamela K. Pritchett
Mrs. Pamela Kay Pritchett, 46, of Lula, died Monday, January 21, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County on March 31, 1955, Mrs. Pritchett was a daughter of the late Elzie Felton Pritchett and Omanell Jordan Pritchett.
She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. David Harbin and Shane Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include sisters, Jewell Pritchett and Edna Pritchett, both of Lula; sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and James Franklin, Cornelia, Gaynelle and David Vanbockern, Knoxville, Tenn., and Betty and Dan House and Helen and Clyde Pirkle, all of Gainesville; brothers, Larry Pritchett, Gainesville, and Johnny Pritchett, Lula; brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Vicki Pritchett, Gainesville; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Challenged Child and Friends, 2360 Murphy Blvd., Gainesville, GA 30501.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 23, 2002

Marvin Carlan
Marvin Carlan, 82, of Jasper, formerly of Banks County, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at the VA Medical Center, Decatur.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Carlan was a son of the late Henry and Ola Pruitt Carlan.
He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and was a Shriner and a Mason. He was retired after 35 years from the USDA Soil and Water Conservation Service and was a member of Hinton Methodist Church.
Mr. Carlan was preceded in death by a son, Terry Carlan, three brothers, Fletcher Carlan, Felton Carlan and Farris Carlan, and three sisters, Margaret Free, Nettie Mae Collins and Grace Lewallen.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 21, at Hinton Methodist Church with the Rev. Sanford Willard officiating.
Mr. Carlan is survived by his wife, Evelyn Carlan, Jasper; three sons, Ron Carlan, Don Carlan and Tony Carlan, all of Jasper; one daughter, Jan Tate, Jasper; one brother, Seaborn Carlan, Baldwin; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Roper Funeral Home, Jasper, was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Banks County News, January 23, 2002

Barbara L. Gonzalez
Mrs. Barbara Lowe Gonzalez, of Clarkesville, died Sunday, January 20, 2002, at her residence.
A native of Augusta, Mrs. Gonzalez had lived most of her life in Habersham County. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Floria T. Koss.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, at Dearing Full Gospel Church, Dearing, with the Rev. Freddie Dempsey officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta.
Mrs. Gonzalez is survived by her husband, Jefferson W. Gonzalez; three sons, James Lowe, Lavonia, and M.C. Lowe and Chris Lowe, both of Alto; one daughter, Carlene Lowe Sanchez, Nicholson; her father, James L. Koss, Grovetown; four sisters, Katie Dempsey and Susan Folger, both of Harlem, Donna Justice, Dearing, and Jane Lewis, Augusta; one brother, James L. Koss II, Augusta; and 17 grandchildren.
Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin.
The Banks County News, January 23, 2002

Lola P. Mason
Mrs. Lola Poole Mason, 80, of Cramerton, N.C., died Sunday, January 13, 2002, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Mason was a daughter of the late John and Rosa Sellers Poole. She was the wife of the late James L. Mason.
Mrs. Mason was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Cramerton, N.C.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Roberts, a brother, J.D. Poole, and a granddaughter, Leslie Covert.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, at the First Baptist Church of Cramerton with the Revs. Eugene Johns and Richard Brown officiating. Burial was in Gaston Memorial Park.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Danny Duggan, Surfside, S.C., Nancy and Danny Conard, Gastonia, N.C., and Peggy and David Young, Cramerton, N.C.; brothers, Ed Poole, Baldwin, and Tom Poole, Alto; and grandchildren, Faith Lapham, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Trent Conard, Michael Young and Brooke Conard, all of Gastonia, N.C., and Carmen Scannell, San Antonio, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 235 Eighth Avenue, Cramerton, NC 28032.
Carothers Funeral Home, Belmont, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 23, 2002

Howard W. Murphy
Howard Watson Murphy, 84, of Cornelia, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Hall County on September 22, 1917, Mr. Murphy was a son of the late Rev. C.H. and Laura Betsy Murphy.
He was retired from Fieldale Corporation, with 30 years of service, and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by sons-in-law, Joe Armour and Glenn Nix.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 17, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Paul Morris and Anthony Shore officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, Monteen Suggs Murphy, Alto; daughter and son-in-law, Chapella and Bill Ferguson, Cornelia; daughters, Fellis Nix, Leona Armour and Audrey Erwin, all of Cornelia; son, Glenn Murphy, Cornelia; sister-in-law, Susie Murphy, Cornelia; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a special great-niece, Debra Armour.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Resources, Good Samaritan Fund, P.O. Box 607, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 23, 2002

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Irene I. Bryant
Mrs. Irene Irvin Bryant, 82, of Gainesville, died Thursday, January 17, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Bryant was born in Hall County on February 28, 1919. She was a daughter of the late Jesse Elbert and Mandy Clements Irvin.
Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and was a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd C. ³Shorty² Bryant, a sister, Ruby Beatty, and a brother, Horace Irvin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 20, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Gary Davis officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include three sisters, Estelle Abernathy and Eva Voyles, both of Jefferson, and Agnes Davis, Maysville; and one brother, Elbert Irvin, Marietta.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 23, 2002

Alliefair B. Ingram
Mrs. Alliefair Baxter Ingram, 79, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at Alzheimer¹s Care of Commerce.
Mrs. Ingram was born June 1, 1922, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Ella Baxter.
Mrs. Ingram was a retiree of Lyon¹s Manufacturing and was a member of Erastus Christian Church, Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ingram.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, January 18, at Erastus Christian Church with Minister Carl Beckham officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Ingram is survived by a number of cousins.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 23, 2002

Marie Mocko
Mrs. Marie Mocko, 81, of Commerce, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Mocko was born March 31, 1920, in Hungary. She was a retired housing contractor and was of the Catholic faith.
Mrs. Mocko was preceded in death by her husband, John Mocko.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Survivors include one son, Richard Mocko, Nicholson; one sister, Ulgia Peterson, Woodhaven, N.J.; two granddaughters, Jacqueline Carnes, Watkinsville, and Tammy Mocko, Athens; and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 23, 2002

Howard T. Sellers
Howard Thurman Sellers, 86, of Simpsonville, S.C., died Monday, January 21, 2002, at Hillcrest Hospital.
Born in Banks, Mr. Sellers was a son of the late Leonard S. and Annie Ausburn Sellers.
He was a retired employee of Woodside Mill and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Mr. Sellers was preceded in death by his wife, Edna C. Sellers.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, January 24, in the chapel of Cannon Funeral Home-Jones Chapel, Simpsonville, S.C. Burial will be in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Carole) Walker, Rock Hill, S.C.; son, Terry Sellers, Simpsonville, S.C.; sister, Mrs. Fred (Jeanette) Gambrell, Piedmont, S.C.; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, located at 603 West Curtis Street. The family is at the residence, 113 Harts Lane, Simpsonville, S.C.
Cannon Funeral Home-Jones Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 23, 2002

Thelma G. Bridges
Mrs. Thelma Glaze Bridges, of Cornelia, died Monday, January 14, 2002.
Mrs. Bridges was a native of Dalton. She attended Truett-McConnell College and Piedmont College. Mrs. Bridges was a homemaker and was a member of Demorest Methodist-Congregational Federated Church. She was also a member of the Tomochichi Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Three Arts Club.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, at Demorest Methodist-Congregational Federated Church with the Rev. Dr. Susan M. Taylor, the Rev. Charles Alexander, the Rev. Dr. Mary C. Lane and the Rev. Joyce Acree officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Bridges is survived by her husband of 44 years, Dr. John Howell Bridges Sr.; two sons, John Howell Bridges Jr., Cornelia, and Lawrence Glaze Bridges, Demorest; two grandchildren, Mary Catherine and John Benjamin Bridges, Toccoa; three sisters, Mrs. Katherine Wilkins and Mrs. Louise Moore, Dalton, and Mrs. Delene Hamrick, Waleska; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Demorest Methodist-Congregational Federated Church, P.O. Box 1872, Demorest, GA 30535.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 23, 2002

Esco Dalrymple
Esco Dalrymple, 81, of the New Bethel Community, Toccoa, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at the Georgia War Veteran¹s Home in Milledgeville.
Born July 10, 1920, in Franklin County, Mr. Dalrymple was a son of the late Job Christler and Hettie Jane Caudell Dalrymple. He was the husband of the late Lucy Ruth Ayers Dalrymple. They were married on January 15, 1939.
Mr. Dalrymple owned and operated Dalrymple¹s Grocery in the New Bethel Community. He had retired from Coats and Clark, Toccoa, and had also been a logger. Mr. Dalrymple served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of VFW Post 4346 in Toccoa. He was also a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Dalrymple was preceded in death by a grandson, Christler Freeman Ayers, five brothers, Horace, Holman, Guy Floyd, Frank and Jewell Dalrymple, and two sisters, Vera Chapman and Evelyn Barronton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 17, at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Tommy Childress and Tim Bennett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Jane Lance and Ephemia Smith, both of Toccoa, and Ruth Ayers, Martin; one sister, Myra Gardner, Stockbridge; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 23, 2002


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