Banks County Obituaries...

APRIL 3, 2002


Glynn Boswell
Glynn Boswell, 73, of Maysville, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Lanier Park Regional Hospital.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Boswell was born April 19, 1928, a son of the late Charlie T. and Zora Bryan Boswell.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Homer American Legion Post #215. Mr. Boswell built fences and was also a member of Unity Christian Church and the Banks County Cattleman’s Association.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Harris and Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include four brothers, Bryan Boswell, Carnesville, Charles Boswell, Fairmont, George Boswell, Commerce, and Journey R. Boswell, Maysville; and four sisters, Mollie Blackwell, Homer; Laura Livingston, East Point, and Willie B. Sears and Georgialeen Thurmond, both of Maysville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 3, 2002

Beverly Kellerson
Mrs. Beverly Kellerson, 63, of Commerce, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Kellerson was born August 5, 1938, in Tioga County, Pa., to the late Ida Mae Alexander.
She was a processor for Baker and Taylor, Commerce.
Survivors include four sons, Henry L. and Timothy S., both of Commerce, Kenneth W., Rochester, N.Y., and David K., Clyde, N.C.; one sister, Winnie Napier, Pavillion, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 3, 2002

Lillie M. Maxwell
Mrs. Lillie Mae Simmons Maxwell, 82, of Cleveland, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Banks County on March 15, 1920, Mrs. Maxwell was a daughter of the late Johnny C. and Dosha Broom Simmons.
She retired from Carwood Manufacturing Company after 24 years of service and was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church.
Mrs. Maxwell was preceded in death by her husband, Logan Maxwell.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Verner London and Austin Kelley officiating. Burial was in the New Bridge Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. W.A. Jenkins officiating at graveside.
Survivors include her daughters, Clara M. Sellers and Sandra M. Ferguson, both of Mt. Airy, Beatrice M. Humphries, Clarkesville, Virginia M. Barnes, Demorest, Joyce M. Palmer, Cleveland, and Janice M. Erwin and Cathy M. Kimbrell, both of Cornelia; sons, Dennie Maxwell, Alto, and Kenneth Maxwell and Manson Maxwell, both of Gainesville; sisters, Geraldine Marcus, Demorest, Gertrude Chitwood, Virginia, Winnie “Pat” York, Florida, Ruth Caufman, Woodstock, and Betty Herd, California; brothers, Floy Simmons, South Carolina, Bud Simmons, Alto, and Birch Simmons, Cornelia; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 3, 2002

Vernon Brown
Vernon Brown, 64, of Eastanollee, died Sunday, March 31, 2002.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Brown was a son of the late Lester and Merle Broome Brown.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a former employee of Toccoa Casket Company. Mr. Brown was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa, with the Rev. Leon Carson officiating. Graveside services followed in Roselane Cemetery with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346 officiating. Haskell Norris, Doug Allen, Bobby Crane, Marvin Brown, Clyde Simpson and Jerry Nunnally served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four sisters, Christine Sutton, Eastanollee, Lois Nunnally, Martin, Linda Bell, Royston, and Barbara Brown, Athens; and two brothers, Ernest Brown, Lavonia, and Doc Brown, Alpharetta.
Whitlock Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 3, 2002

Tommy Moody Jr.
Tommy “Dusty Lee” Moody Jr., 60, of Cornelia, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Rabun County Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.
Mr. Moody was born October 10, 1941, in Haywood County, N.C. He was a musician and played with several Nashville music stars. Mr. Moody played in several areas of the Southeast, including Maggie Valley, Pigeon Forge and the Tallulah Falls River Resort. He was of the Baptist denomination and was a member of the Musicians Union.
Mr. Moody was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Zack Moody Sr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Scott Ledbetter and John Dubois officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery with David Terrell officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Moody, Cornelia; his mother, Molly Myers Moody, Alto; step-daughters, Marlene Capps and Frieda Swanger, both of North Carolina, and Vickie Browning, Harlem, Ky.; sisters, Jean Turner, Baldwin, and Leasie Fleming, Hull; brothers, Jim Moody, Cornelia, Jack Moody, Baldwin, and Bobby Moody, Alto; and four step-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Tommy Moody Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 866, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 3, 2002

James Chitwood
James “Jimmy” “Ole Man” Chitwood, 51, of Cornelia, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on February 15, 1951, Mr. Chitwood was a son of the late William Fletcher and Lou Ellen Worley Chitwood.
He was employed with Fieldale Farms as a maintenance supervisor, with 20 years of service, and was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William Fletcher Chitwood Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Revs. O.L. McCullough and Phillip Yarber officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Taylor Chitwood, Cornelia; two daughters, Kim Smith, Demorest, and Misty Mull, Clarkesville; one son, Tim Chitwood, Clarkesville; one sister, Brenda Sue Roden, Buford; two brothers, Steve Chitwood, Cornelia, and Michael Chitwood, Lula; and seven grandchildren.
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.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 3, 2002

Eanon A. Belcher
Eanon A. Belcher, 69, a resident of Bartow, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in Commerce.
Mr. Belcher was born in Johnson County, but had lived in Bartow all of his life. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a retiree of Thermo King, where he was employed as a maintenance supervisor.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, in Bartow City Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Wallace officiating.
Mr. Belcher is survived by his wife, Eloise Belcher, Bartow; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Evey Belcher, Bartow, and Don and Sarah L. Belcher, Homer; granddaughter, Toni Belcher, Bartow; grandson and wife, Isaac and Brandy Ward, Homer; brother, Dewey Belcher, Gibson; and sister, Shirley Belcher Hodges, Bartow.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904, or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2625 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 205, Atlanta, GA 30339.
Smith Funeral Home, Wadley, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 3, 2002

Darlene P. Terrell
Mrs. Darlene P. Terrell, 45, of Clarkesville, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Winter Haven, Fla., on October 5, 1956, Mrs. Terrell was a daughter of the late Reuben and Rose Jones Paul.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. George Dean officiating. Burial was in the Lamar Christian Church cemetery.
Mrs. Terrell is survived by her husband, Perry Terrell, Clarkesville; her step-father, Orville Stringer, Macon; two daughters, Devona Ramirez, Baldwin, and Aimee Murray, Cornelia; one brother, Lee Stringer, Macon; and two grandchildren, Rosa Jasmeen Ramirez, Baldwin, and Kameron Sayvihane, Cornelia.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 3, 2002

Joe E. Johnson
Joe Earl Johnson, 64, of Pendergrass, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Lanier Park Regional Hospital, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Born February 25, 1938, in Barrow County, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Ervin and Kate Kilgore Johnson.
He was a carpenter and had worked in poultry processing.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Diamond Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger Hardy, Randolph Beatty and Kenneth Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Earlie Johnson, Joe Johnson, Tom Kleinman, Bo Malpass, David Jones and Tommy Johnson served as pallbearers.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Jewell Jeannette Newman Johnson, Pendergrass; two sons, Kenneth Joe Johnson, Gillsville, and Thomas William Johnson, Pendergrass; three daughters, Katie Ann Jones, Cumming, Senoia Jeannette Greenemyre, Athens, and Eula Wytonia Akins, Jefferson; two sisters, Grace Moore, Mansfield, and Martha Hayes, Hoschton; four brothers, Earlie Johnson and W.L. Johnson, both of Pendergrass, Roy Johnson, Atlanta, and J.D. Johnson, Winder; and six grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 3, 2002

W.B. Thompson
W.B. “Doug” Thompson, 74, of Cornelia, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Thompson was born March 29, 1927, in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Alfred Buford and Lizzie Marcus Thompson.
Mr. Thompson was retired from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant, with 24 years of service. He was also retired from the Schnadig Corporation with several years of service.
Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Barrett Thompson, a daughter, Diane Thompson, and a brother, Albert Thompson.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Scott Ledbetter and Johnny Barrett officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery with full military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.
Survivors include two daughters, Michelle Thompson and Peggy Payne, both of Cornelia; one sister, Ruth Ramey, Clarkesville; one brother, Howard Thompson, Cedartown; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 3, 2002

Jimmy R. Culver
Jimmy Ray Culver, 53, of Winder, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A recipient of the Purple Heart, Mr. Culver was a Vietnam veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, David M. Culver.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Clarence Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Culver is survived by his mother, Bonnie Pursley Culver; one brother, Kenneth Allen Culver, Good Hope; four sisters, Carole McDonald, Commerce, Janet Gillett, Toccoa, Patsy Shipman, Colbert, and Gayle Boyd, Bethlehem; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 3, 2002


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