Banks County Obituaries...

February 27, 2002


Breanna M. Moses
Ms. Breanna Marie Moses, 24, of Gillsville, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Born in DeKalb County, Ms. Moses had lived most of her life in Hall County, and had lived in Jackson County for five years. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination.
Ms. Moses was preceded in death by her mother, Linda Joe Clayton, and her paternal grandfather, R.L. Moses.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 24, in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. John Dell and Ronnie Wells officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park South Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son, Emily and Nick, both of Gillsville; her father, Fred Moses, Gainesville; brothers, John Moses and Clay Moses, both of Gainesville, and Freddie Moses, Atlanta; maternal grandparents, Wilburna and Joe Clayton, Amerillo, Texas; paternal grandmother, Vergie Moses, Benton, Tenn.; and a number of aunts and uncles.
Ward’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 27, 2002

Casey J. Simmons
Casey James Simmons, 14, of Gainesville, died Monday, February 18, 2002, along with his sister and brother, Kayla and Kevin, at their residence following injuries sustained in a house fire.
Casey was born April 24, 1987, in Chatham County. He was a ninth grade student at Gainesville High School, where he was active in sports. Casey was a member of the Junior Varsity basketball, football and track teams. He was a star basketball player for the Red Elephants, where he also played in the Gainesville High School Marching Band. He attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Alto.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Paul Morris and Tom Barney officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, Eddie and Ginger Evans, Gainesville; step-brothers, Chris and Dylan Evans, both of Flowery Branch; grandparents, James and Elaine Simmons, Cornelia, Juan and Frankie Luna, Gainesville, David and Wilda Evans, Dawsonville, and Ross Davis, Clarkesville; great-grandparents, R.B. and Doris Payne, Cornelia, Claude and Margaret Pardue, Talmo, and Vascoe Simmons, Alto; uncles, Scott Simmons, Cornelia, Jefferson Davis, North Carolina, and Davie Evans, Gainesville; aunt and uncle, Joy and Jeff White, Alto; aunt, Z. Lyn Lounsbury, Alaska; uncle and aunt, Troy and Sue Millikan, Gainesville; cousins, Haley and Grayson White, both of Alto, and Alie Evans, Gainesville; and a host of other relatives.
Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund at Gainesville High School for the most improved attitude.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 27, 2002

Kayla E. Simmons
Miss Kayla Elaine Simmons, 11, of Gainesville, died Monday, February 18, 2002, along with her twin brother, Kevin, and brother, Casey, at their residence following injuries sustained in a house fire.
Kayla was born March 14, 1990, in Habersham County. She was a fifth grade student at Sardis Elementary School, where she was active in the D.A.R.E. program, the 4-H program and the Junior Achievement program, and was a member of the Sardis Eagles Basketball Team. She attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Alto.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Paul Morris and Tom Barney officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include her parents, Eddie and Ginger Evans, Gainesville; step-brothers, Chris and Dylan Evans, both of Flowery Branch; grandparents, James and Elaine Simmons, Cornelia, Juan and Frankie Luna, Gainesville, David and Wilda Evans, Dawsonville, and Ross Davis, Clarkesville; great-grandparents, R.B. and Doris Payne, Cornelia, Claude and Margaret Pardue, Talmo, and Vascoe Simmons, Alto; uncles, Scott Simmons, Cornelia, Jefferson Davis, North Carolina, and Davie Evans, Gainesville; aunt and uncle, Joy and Jeff White, Alto; aunt, Z. Lyn Lounsbury, Alaska; uncle and aunt, Troy and Sue Millikan, Gainesville; cousins, Haley and Grayson White, both of Alto, and Alie Evans, Gainesville; and a host of other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the National Fragile X Foundation, c/o Atlanta Chapter, P.O. Box 190488, San Francisco, CA 94119, or call 1-800-688-8765 or the Fragile X Association of Georgia at (404) 727-9395.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 27, 2002

Roger D. Garrison
Roger Dale Garrison, 48, of the Double Churches Community, Carnesville, died Monday, February 11, 2002, at his residence.
Born October 25, 1953, in Jackson County, Mr. Garrison was a son of Evelyn Conally Garrison, Carnesville, and the late Fred Garrison.
He was a graduate of Franklin County High School and was a self-employed building contractor. Mr. Garrison was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joey Shane Garrison, and a daughter, Cherri Denise Garrison.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Tommy Childress and Duane Eller officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Garrison is survived by his wife, Betty Gail Nix Garrison; one son, Clint Adam Garrison, of the home; one daughter, Lacy Page Garrison, of the home; and two brothers, Kenneth Michael Garrison and Larry Harold Garrison, both of Carnesville.
Memorials may be made to New Bethel Baptist Church, 1310 New Bethel Road, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 27, 2002

Kevin S. Simmons
Kevin Scott Simmons, 11, of Gainesville, died Monday, February 18, 2002, along with his twin sister, Kayla, and brother, Casey, at their residence following injuries sustained in a house fire.
Kevin was born March 14, 1990, in Habersham County. He was a fifth grade student at Sardis Elementary School, where he was active in the D.A.R.E. program, the 4-H program and the Junior Achievement program. He attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Alto.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Paul Morris and Tom Barney officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, Eddie and Ginger Evans, Gainesville; step-brothers, Chris and Dylan Evans, both of Flowery Branch; grandparents, James and Elaine Simmons, Cornelia, Juan and Frankie Luna, Gainesville, David and Wilda Evans, Dawsonville, and Ross Davis, Clarkesville; great-grandparents, R.B. and Doris Payne, Cornelia, Claude and Margaret Pardue, Talmo, and Vascoe Simmons, Alto; uncles, Scott Simmons, Cornelia, Jefferson Davis, North Carolina, and Davie Evans, Gainesville; aunt and uncle, Joy and Jeff White, Alto; aunt, Z. Lyn Lounsbury, Alaska; uncle and aunt, Troy and Sue Millikan, Gainesville; cousins, Haley and Grayson White, both of Alto, and Alie Evans, Gainesville; and a host of other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the National Fragile X Foundation, c/o Atlanta Chapter, P.O. Box 190488, San Francisco, CA 94119, or call 1-800-688-8765 or the Fragile X Association of Georgia at (404) 727-9395.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 27, 2002

Jack Sosby
Jack Sosby, 80, of the Red Hill Community, Carnesville, died Monday, February 11, 2002, at Spring Valley Nursing Home, Elberton.
Born October 16, 1921, in Franklin County, Mr. Sosby was a son of the late Luther and Mae Kelly Sosby.
He was a poultry farmer and was a member of Allens United Methodist Church. Mr. Sosby was also a member of the Woodmen of the World.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Brunette Sosby, and three brothers, W.C. Sosby, Marvin Sosby and Dan Sosby.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 14, at Allens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Merritt Waters officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane McCurry, Carnesville; two granddaughters, Johnna McCurry and Christy McCurry, Carnesville; one sister, Jorene Westbrooks, Lula; and two brothers, Billy Ray Sosby, Westminister, S.C., and Tom Ed Sosby, Smyrna.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 27, 2002

Virgil Addis Jr.
Virgil Addis Jr., 63, of Toccoa, formerly of Habersham County, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Addis was born January 17, 1939, in Habersham County. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam Conflict, and was an assistant track foreman with Norfolk - Southern Railway, with 27 years of service. Mr. Addis was a member of the Brotherhood Maintenance Way Employees Union and a member of Woodmen of the World.
He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Addis Sr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. David Sosebee officiating. Burial was in the Habersham Cemetery. Holt Rogers, Bill Parks, Calvin Meeks, Ray Clemmons, Jackie Finley and Jerry Norris served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his mother, Minnie Lee Addis, Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law, Bonda and Darryl Addison, Clarkesville; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Samantha Addis, Nashville, Tenn., and Woody and Angela Addis, Toccoa; sister, Shirley Umberhandt, Baldwin; brother, Kenneth Addis, Cornelia; grandchild, Colby Addison, Clarkesville; and former wife, Cleann Addis, Toccoa.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4050 GA Hwy. 115, Demorest, GA 30535.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 27, 2002

James
A. Massey
James Austin Massey, 78, of Cornelia, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Born May 8, 1923, in Jackson County, Mr. Massey was a son of the late Ellis Melvin and Cora Bell Edwards Massey.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, and was a retired cabinet maker. Mr. Massey was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge #728, Marietta.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie Cheek Massey, and a son, Dennis Massey.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Massey, Marietta, and Stanley Massey, Lithia Springs; one brother, Robert Massey, Commerce; one sister, Bernice Fleming, Cornelia; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Ridgeway Baptist Church.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, February 27, 2002

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