Banks County Obituaries...

March 6, 2002


James D. Parker
James D. Parker, 82, of Maysville, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A son of the late J O Parker and Carrie Gailey Parker, Mr. Parker was born in Georgia on June 25, 1919.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, serving during World War II, and was a retired carpenter. Mr. Parker was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Parker.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, James B. Parker, Stuart, Fla.; one daughter, Diane Boswell, Maysville; one brother, Harold E. Parker, Indian Town, Fla.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

Ruby D. Smallwood
Mrs. Ruby Dodd Smallwood, 73, of Baldwin, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at her daughter’s residence following an extended illness.
Born in Banks County on March 24, 1928, Mrs. Smallwood was a daughter of the late Silas and Lonnie Standridge Dodd.
She was retired from Orbit Industries, with 31 years of service. Mrs. Smallwood was preceded in death by four brothers, Vasco, Leroy, Paul and Silas Dodd, and four sisters, Leler Bell Armour, Mamie Lewallen, Thelma Wiley and Edith Crocker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Jacob Armour and Curtis Woods officiating. Burial was in the Silver Shoals Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Junior Robinson, Alto; brother, Lonzo Dodd, Homer; sisters, Dorothy Turner, Alto, and Elmer Brown, Cornelia; and one grandchild, Kim Robinson.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

Ada B. Davis
Mrs. Ada Belle Meeks Davis, 77, of Alto, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at her daughter’s residence in Lakemont, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Davis was born in Habersham County on August 17, 1924. She was a daughter of the late Pet Meeks and Mae Dalton Meeks.
Mrs. Davis was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills, with 20 years of service, and was of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Davis, and a brother, Ed Meeks.
Private graveside services were held Monday, March 4.
Survivors include two daughters, Rita Gipson, Lakemont, and Marie Pitts, Cornelia; one son, Avery Davis, Alto; three sisters, Caroleen Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla., Rovie Parton, Bessemer City, N.C., and Autry Tood, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

Hortense Benton
Miss Hortense Benton, 92, of Commerce, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Miss Benton was a daughter of the late Thomas Homer and Sara Elizabeth Harris Benton. She was born March 26, 1909, in Jackson County.
Miss Benton was a member of Cabin Creek Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and pianist for 39 years. She worked for 43 years with the Commerce Telephone Company, serving as switchboard operator, chief telephone operator and supervisor.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Cabin Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Vickery officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Zelma Williams, Lavonia, Allene Harris, Hartwell, and Annette Richey, Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Cabin Creek Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund, 106 Nunn Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

E.B. Mize
E.B. Mize, 84, of Homer, died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Mize was born in Georgia on September 24, 1917. He was a son of the late Ernest B. and Willie Murray Mize.
Mr. Mize was a retired machinist, having worked in the textile industry, and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Homer. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph Smith and Shane Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Mize is survived by his wife, Lillie Mize, Homer; three sons, James Mize, Winder, Tyrone Mize, Commerce, and Rickey Mize, Homer; two daughters, Gail McCoy, Commerce, and Willie L. Stoyle, Danielsville; one brother, Henry Mize, Homer; one sister, Evelyn English, Clarkesville; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

Betty C. Sewell
Mrs. Betty Crout Sewell, 72, of Homer, died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at her residence.
Born February 23, 1930, in Cherokee County, Mrs. Sewell was a daughter of the late Thomas and Edna Peek Crout.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating.
Mrs. Sewell is survived by her husband, John H. Sewell, Homer; four sons, Gary Sewell, Cumming, John D. Sewell, Homer, Mark Sewell, Gainesville, and Roger Sewell, Marietta; one daughter, Sis Sewell, Elberton; one brother, Stanley Crout, Spain; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

Barney C. West
Barney C. West, 85, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at a personal care facility following an extended illness.
Mr. West was born in White County on May 22, 1916, a son of the late Webb and Ada Duncan West.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. Mr. West was in the 42 Engineer and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Garner West, and a son, Pat West.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Michael Franklin, Gary Hefner and Pearson Pardue officiating. Burial was in the V.F.W. Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Jim West, Marietta; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Shelia West and Rick and Margaret West, all of Cleveland; sister, Katherine West, Decatur; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

Hal Parks
Hal Parks, 77, of Carnesville, died Wednes-day, February 27, 2002, at Ty Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Parks was born in Franklin County on October 10, 1924, a son of the late Thomas Fletcher and Annie Ruth Johnson Parks.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force, and was a retired farmer. Mr. Parks was a member of Hebron Presbyterian Church, Commerce, and a member of the Hebron Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Louise Varner Parks.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Hebron Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gary West officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Parks is survived by his wife, Ellen Parks, Carnesville; three sons, Alan Parks, Apple Valley, Tim Parks, Commerce, and Steve Parks, Flowery Branch; three brothers, Lamar Parks and Ned Parks, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ralph Parks, Carnesville; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hebron Cemetery Fund, c/o Pauline Martin, 455 Martin Road, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

Rev. Harold D. Peek
The Rev. Harold D. Peek, 70, of Fitzgerald, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at his residence.
Born in Pendergrass on March 3, 1931, Mr. Peek was a son of the late Joseph Andrew and Nettie Satterfield Peek.
The Rev. Peek lived in the community since 1979. He was a former resident of Commerce, Gainesville, Fla., and Sebastian, Fla.
Before becoming a minister, Mr. Peek was a residential housing contractor. He served as pastor of Taft Lane Baptist Church and was a member of the Southern Baptist Ministerial Association. The Rev. Peek was also a member of the Ocilla Country Club.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, in the chapel of Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, with the Revs. Loy Reed and Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Fitzgerald.
The Rev. Peek is survived by his wife, Margie M. Peek, Fitzgerald; four sons, Larry Peek and Johnny Peek, both of Commerce, and Alex Diakogiannis and John Diakogiannis, both of Fitzgerald; two daughters, Janice Steadman, Commerce, and Debra Hollis, Maysville; one sister, Jurell Stephenson, Maysville; 27 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Paulk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

Edith M. McDonald
Mrs. Edith Mae Miller McDonald, 90, of Maysville, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. McDonald was born January 4, 1912, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Will and Ada Ragsdale Miller.
Mrs. McDonald was a retired bookkeeper from Belks in Commerce and served as City Clerk of Maysville. She was a member of Maysville United Methodist Church.
Mrs. McDonald was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Thompson, her second husband, G.L. Oldham, her third husband, W.C. McDonald, and a brother, Bryant Miller.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Edwin Smith officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include one son, Robert E. “Bobby” Thompson, Maysville; one daughter, Helen McClure, Tullahoma, Tenn.; one sister, Helen Harbin, Commerce; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

Buard Barrett Sr.
Buard Barrett Sr., 87, of Commerce, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Barrett was born April 19, 1914, in Franklin County, a son of the late Carter and Emma Bellamy Barrett.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Barrett, a son, Roger Daniel, and a daughter, Lois Busha.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. John Webber officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Barrett is survived by his wife, Allene Barrett, Commerce; two sons, Buard Barrett Jr., Carnesville, and Hoyt Daniel, Toccoa; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

Hillard R. Huey
Hillard R. “Buddy” Huey, 74, of Clarkesville, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Born on June 24, 1927, Mr. Huey was a son of the late John B. Sr. and Mary Ethel Smith Huey.
He had worked as a stockroom clerk with Warren Refrigeration Company, with 28 years of service, and attended Bethel Temple Congregational Holiness Church.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28, in Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge, with the Rev. Ronald Mote officiating.
Mr. Huey is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Huey, Clarkesville.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002

Kameron G. Todd
Kameron Graves Todd, 2 months, of Alto, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson, Miss., on December 11, 2001, Kameron was the infant son of Jeffrey and Carol Lynn Morrison Todd, Alto.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Wes Davis and Wilmer Ivester officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a twin brother, Christian Todd, Alto; sisters, Brittany and Carrie Walden, Gainesville; grandparents, Karen Morrison, Alto, and James and Shirley Rodgers, Lake Providence, La.; great-grandparents, Charles and Pat Morrison, Alto, Leroy and Joyce Turnbow, Bastrop, La., and Harold and Leona Graves, Minden, La.; and a special relative, Charity Jenkins, Alto.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 6, 2002


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