Banks County Obituaries...

February 6, 2002


Bobby L. Trotter
Bobby L. Trotter, 64, of Cornelia, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, following a brief illness.
Born in Habersham County on November 20, 1937, Mr. Trotter was a son of Bonnie Waters Trotter, Clarkesville, and the late Levi Cecil Trotter.
He worked in housekeeping at the Habersham County Medical Center and was of the Protestant faith.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, February 4, at Cool Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Trotter officiating.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Trotter is survived by his wife, Imogene Purdy Trotter, Cornelia; three daughters, Brenda T. Merck, Mt. Airy, Wanda Carrett, Oakwood, and Julie Murray, Baldwin; two sons, Bobby Winifred Trotter, Demorest, and Steve B. Trotter, Clarkesville; three brothers, Billy L. Trotter, Clarkesville, Charles H. Trotter, Cleveland, and Marvin C. Trotter, Cornelia; two sisters, Helen Rogers, Cleveland, and Betty Jean Dube, Clermont; and seven grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002

Grace F. Busha
Mrs. Grace Fulbright Busha, 73, of Carnesville, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Lanier Park Regional Hospital, Gainesville.
Born May 17, 1928, in Franklin County, Mrs. Busha was a daughter of the late Jesse L. and Clemmie Andrews Bell.
She was retired from Carwood Manufacturing and was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Busha was preceded in death by her first husband, Owen Fulbright, and her second husband, Sanford Busha.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 4, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Robert L. Hill, Roger McCoy and Stacy Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Indian Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jackie Fulbright, Carnesville; two daughters, Sarah Carlan, Lula, and Frances Segars, Commerce; two step-daughters, Bobbie Banks, Carnesville, and Sarah Mabry, Maysville; one brother, Edward Bell, Commerce; three sisters, Agnes Bennett, Ila, Gladys Catalano, Homer, and Louise Pruitt, Commerce; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002

Regina H. Kimbrell
Mrs. Regina Hill Kimbrell, 44, of Demorest, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Kimbrell was born April 13, 1957, in Jackson County. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tonya Renee Carlan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7, at Nails Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Craig Hubbard officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Kimbrell is survived by her husband, Melvin Kimbrell, Demorest; her parents, Thomas and Ramona Lewallen Hill, Baldwin; one daughter, Sonya Denise Brown, Alto; two sisters, Greta Allen, Baldwin, and Reta Tyler, Clarkesville; one brother, Wendell Hill, Baldwin; four grandchildren, Zachary Blake Gibson and Chaz Kimbrell, both of Alto, and Cade Ridley and Meaghan Ridley, both of Baldwin.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002

Gerri Crump
Mrs. Geraldine ³Gerri² Drake Crump, 59, of Carnesville, died Thursday, January 31, 2002, at the Anderson Area Medical Center, Anderson, S.C.
Born December 6, 1942, in Madison County, Mrs. Crump was a daughter of the late George W. and Reba Brooks Drake.
She was a homemaker and was an active supporter of the Carnesville Volunteer Fire Department. Mrs. Crump was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. Michael Bell officiating. Burial was in the Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery. Members of the Carnesville Volunteer Fire Department served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Crump is survived by her husband, James W. ³Jim² Crump; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Lucy Ayers, Hartwell; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jerry Gober, Hull, and Alisa and Preston Massey, Hartwell; grandchildren, Jeniece Gober, Jared Massey, Jenna Gober, Jamie Massey, Scott Ayers and Coty Ayers; brother, Tracy Drake, Spartanburg, S.C.; and sister, Mary D. Culpovich, Tucson, Ariz.
Memorials may be made to the Carnesville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 285, Carnesville, GA 30521, or to the American Cancer Society.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002

Paul O. Crague
Paul Ordell Crague, 46, of Jefferson, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at his residence.
A native of Macon County, Tenn., Mr. Crague was born February 4, 1955. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator.
Mr. Crague was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Clay Crague Eubank.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. John Turlington officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Crague is survived by his wife, Judy Looney Crague, Jefferson; one son, Isaiah McElreath, Jefferson; one daughter, Samatha Walker, Greensboro; one step-daughter, Lynn Norris, Commerce; three brothers, Jack Crague and Jerry Crague, both of Tompkinsville, Ky., and Lester Crague, Westmoreland, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002

Barnie A. Pittman
Barnie A. Pittman, 66, of Cornelia, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Pittman was born in Habersham County on October 1, 1935. He was a son of the late Floyd Everett Pittman and Aldie Jane Pittman Zimmerman.
Mr. Pittman served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was formerly employed as a welder with Habersham Metal Products and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Pittman was a member of the AARP.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 7, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Ricky Elrod officiating. Burial will be in the Mud Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Jeanette Rudeseal, Alto, and Alaine Payne, Cornelia; two brothers, Clifford Pittman, Atlanta, and Bill Cartwright, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
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, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002

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Roy E. McClure
Roy Edward McClure, 80, of Easley, S.C., died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center.
Born in White County, Mr. McClure was a son of the late Walter E. and Myrtie Johnson McClure.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a medic in the 374th General Hospital during World War II. Mr. McClure was retired from Libco and attended Siloam Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, Easley, S.C. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. McClure is survived by his wife, Edna Ruth Owens McClure, of the home; two daughters, Phyllis Jones, Easley, S.C., and Virginia Bible, and her husband, Richard, Fountain Inn, S.C.; two grandchildren, Scott Childress and Jennifer Jones, both of Easley, S.C.; three brothers, Ray and Howard McClure, both of Maysville, and Lloyd McClure, Jefferson; and two sisters, Faye Lindsey and Mary Hayes, both of Maysville.
Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002

Rita G. Morgan
Mrs. Rita Gail Hart Morgan, 38, of Alto, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County on June 12, 1963, Mrs. Morgan was a daughter of Nathaniel Hart, Alto, and the late Shirley Brooks Hart.
She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 8, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Luther Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Yonah Congregational Holiness Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include two daughters, Jennifer Abigail Hart and Natasha Davidson, both of Alto; one son, Jonathan Harrison, Clarkesville; and two sisters, Kathy Kelley, Baldwin, and Sue Heumaneus, Cornelia.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002

Eugene M. Adler
Eugene M. Adler, 85, of Clarkesville, died Thursday, January 31, 2002, at a personal care home following an extended illness.
Mr. Adler was born April 13, 1916, in Dane County, Wis. He was a son of the late John J. and Margaret Seaman Adler.
Mr. Adler was retired and was of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Adler.
No local services are scheduled at this time.
Mr. Adler is survived by his wife, Mildred A. Drives Adler, Clarkesville; two daughters, Kay A. Black, Clarkesville, and Sandy Shultz, Quartz Hill, Calif.; three sisters, Leola Kahl, Middleton, Wis., Rosie Dahmen, Monroe, Wis., and Agatha Adler, Milwaukee, Wis.; one brother, Harold Adler, Middleton, Wis.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002

Conrad Adams
Wyatt Conrad Adams, 64, of Danielsville, died Thursday, January 31, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Adams was born in Madison County on June 3, 1937, a son of the late Anderson Ezra and Ruth Kirk Adams.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was the owner and operator of Adams Clover Farm Store. Mr. Adams was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Adams Minish.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Calvin Coile officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Lamar Evans, Nelson Nash, James Minish, Ricky Dalton, Billy Caudell and Brian Kirk served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Ellis Nash, Edwin Kirk, Eugene Minish, J.D. Miller, Franklin Fortson, Charlie Coile, Howard Minish and Clarence Hall.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Joan Dalton Adams, Danielsville; one son, Nick Adams, Danielsville; one daughter, Carla Adams, Birmingham, Ala.; and two nieces.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002

Mary G. Lance
Mrs. Mary Gail Lance, 54, of Jefferson, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Lance was born July 4, 1947, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late James and Marjorie Gary Chambers.
Mrs. Lance was employed as a convenience store clerk.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Russell Cash and Samuel Dale officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Phillip Anderson, Lamar Ayers, Matthew Ayers, Buren Bray, Telford Bray and Mike Dalton served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Lance is survived by her husband, William Howard ³Buddy² Lance, Jefferson; one daughter, Lisa Dale, Gillsville; two sons, Jeff Lance, Jefferson, and Keith Lance, Commerce; two brothers, Steve Chambers and Terry Chambers, both of Jefferson; one sister, Susan Lewallen, Martinez; and six grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002

John J. Thompson
John J. Thompson, 88, of Homer, died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Thompson was born November 7, 1913, in Georgia, a son of the late John and Ola Blackwell Thompson.
He retired from the Civil Service after 37 years as Branch Chief of technical data with Warner Robins Air Force Base. Mr. Thompson was a member of Homer United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, at Homer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim McClendon officiating. Burial was in Banks Memorial Gardens, Homer.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Helen Thompson, Homer; one son, John Thompson III, Clearwater, Fla.; three daughters, Juanita Mock, Burlington, N.C., Sue Thompson, Gainesville, and Martha Peterson, Monticello; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 6, 2002


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