Banks County Obituaries...

APRIL 10, 2002


Ralph Cox
Ralph Cox, 81, of Maysville, died Monday, April 1, 2002.
Visitation and funeral services were held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Oak Lawn Chapel of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., Lawrenceville.
Mr. Cox is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Joe Davis, Maysville, and Brenda and Juan Vega, Delaware; daughter, Kitty Stewart, Delaware; brother, Buck Cox, California; grandchildren, Josh, Amanda, Jordan, Jarron, Jett, Mari, Tyler, Jaymyn and Jamie; and friends, Bulldog, Betty Boop, Lambert and Golden Earring and Silver Dollar, all of Delaware.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jeni Cheyenne Davis.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 10, 2002

Jessie R. Amerson
Jessie Ray Amerson, 79, of Lula, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, following an extended illness.
Born in Hartwell, S.C., on May 31, 1922, Mr. Amerson was a son of the late Willie Lawton and Hettie Davis Amerson.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II, and was a retired contract painter. Mr. Amerson was of the Holiness denomination.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith C. Amerson, a daughter, Barbara Gable, and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Sanford Kimbrell and Scott Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in the Community Chapel Cemetery, Murrayville.
Survivors include daughters, Carol Smith, Columbus, Frances Wade, Alto, Jean Black, Clarkesville, and Martha Bell, Gainesville; sons, Billy Amerson and David Amerson, both of Homer; sister, Dorothy Freeman, South Carolina; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 10, 2002

Genett W. Parr
Mrs. Genett Wade Parr, 66, of Commerce, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Parr was born June 10, 1935, in Habersham County, a daughter of the late Selton and Dovie Arena Dodd Wade.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Howard Conine officiating. Burial was in the Antioch United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Boyd Douglas Parr, Athens; three daughters, Barbara Reed, Ila, Jennie Smith, Nicholson, and Tricia Watkins, Commerce; one brother, William Wade, Toccoa; one sister, Leona Jones, Cornelia; five grandchildren, Amy Smith, Melanie Reed, Elizabeth Solomon, Emily Parr and Jacob Parr; one great-granddaughter, Claira Solomon; and one nephew, Louis Reeves.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 10, 2002

Winford S. Holbrooks
Winford S. Holbrooks, 75, of Cornelia, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on May 31, 1926, Mr. Holbrooks was a son of the late Andrew and Minnie Ayers Holbrooks.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a retiree of Habersham Metal Products, with 24 years of service. Mr. Holbrooks was a member of Community Baptist Church, Mt. Airy.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Grace Baptist Church with the Revs. Dave Fortner, Junior Elrod and Newton Phillips officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Rev. Tim Burpee officiating.
Mr. Holbrooks is survived by his wife, Louise Smith Holbrooks, Cornelia; daughter, Frances Burns, Mt. Airy; sons, Edward Holbrooks, Cornelia, and Aleck Holbrooks, Mt. Airy; brothers, William “Slim” Holbrooks and Andrew Holbrooks Jr., both of Mt. Airy, Raymond Holbrooks, Baldwin, and Billy Holbrooks, Toledo, Ohio; sisters, Ruby Stamey, Clarkesville, and Mary Ruth Stevens, Demorest; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 10, 2002

Timothy R. McCoy
Timothy Rogers McCoy, 51, of Jefferson, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County on August 26, 1950, Mr. McCoy was a son of Roger McCoy, Inglis, Fla., and the late Sadie Martin McCoy.
He was employed as a dispatcher with Shoffner Industries, Jefferson, and was a retired Jefferson Volunteer Fireman, with 21 years of service. Mr. McCoy was a member of Living Word Worship Center, Jefferson.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelly Teresa McCoy, and a sister, Dana McCoy Bowman.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, with the Revs. Richard James and Vernon Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Billy Arnold, Mike Arnold, Douglas Duncan, Don Elrod, Bradley Honea, Daryl Rogers and Johnny Swain served as pallbearers.
Mr. McCoy is survived by his wife, Elaine Arnold McCoy, Jefferson; his father, Mr. McCoy; one daughter, Kimberly Banister, Jefferson; four sisters, Pat Duncan, Danielsville, Deborah McCoy, Maysville, Diane McCoy, Nicholson, and Samantha McCoy, Homer; and one brother, Donnie McCoy, Homer.
Memorials may be made to the Tim McCoy Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 234, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 10, 2002

Lottie E. Boleman
Mrs. Lottie Eden Boleman, 87, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, following an extended illness.
A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Boleman was retired from Leece-Neville Corporation, with 26 years of service. She had also worked at Owen-Osborne Hosiery Mill for more than 20 years. Mrs. Boleman was a member of Central Baptist Church for 61 years, where she taught the 2-year class for many years.
“She will be remembered for her warm smile, quick wit and loving personality,” said family members.
While a resident at New Horizons West, Mrs. Boleman was crowned winner of the home’s annual beauty pageant, and went on to Atlanta where she participated in the state pageant.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wiley Eden and Alice Lancaster Eden, her husband, Hugh H. Boleman, and a son, Ricky Boleman.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. James Elrod officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Don Elrod, Oakwood; granddaughters, Amy (Mrs. Steve) Browning and Betsy Elrod, both of Gainesville, and Donna (Mrs. Mickey) Latimer, Gillsville; great-grandchildren, Anna Kaye Browning and Emily Eden Browning, both of Gainesville, and Luke Jackson Latimer, Gillsville; and sister, Mrs. Steve Latimer, Chicopee.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 10, 2002

Barbara Grace
A. Vickery
Mrs. Barbara Grace A. Vickery, 68, of Commerce, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Vickery was born August 24, 1933, in Murrayville, to the late John Abernathy and Zora Bruce Abernathy.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce, where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years, and was a member of the Methodist WMU. Mrs. Vickery was a graduate of Berry College, Rome, was a former teacher with the Commerce School System and assisted her husband, Dr. Sam Vickery, in his medical practice in Commerce.
She was preceded in death by a grandson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Revs. Warren Huddleston and Dan Maxey officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park.
Mrs. Vickery is survived by her husband, Dr. Sam Vickery, Commerce; one son, Ricky Vickery, Commerce; two daughters, Dr. Gwen Morgan and Melanie Stanley, both of Cordele; two brothers, Paul Abernathy, Greensboro, and Bill Abernathy, Blairsville; one sister, Dorothy Byers, Blairsville; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the William Vickery Memorial Fund, c/o the First United Methodist Church, 54 Cherry Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 10, 2002

Bertha Kitchens
Mrs. Bertha Kitchens, 91, of Griffin, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Kitchens was born March 23, 1911, to the late Charlie Q. and Ola Holdsclaw Gurley, in Madison County.
She was a retired yarn spinner with Compton Mill and was a member of Devotie Baptist Church, Griffin. Mrs. Kitchens was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Kitchens.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Devotie Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Howard officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin.
Survivors include one son, Billy Kitchens, Florida; one daughter, Pretty Girl Kitchens, Commerce; two sisters, Jeanette Gurley, Alma, and Gladys Williamson, Arcade; and three grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 10, 2002

Hattie P. Brock
Mrs. Hattie Patton Brock, 98, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Brock was born July 3, 1903, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Dave and Mary Jean Towell Patton.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Mrs. Brock was preceded in death by her husband, John Calvin Brock.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Elmer Butler, Dennis Kesler and Howard Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include four sons, Grant Brock, Commerce, Odean Brock and Paul Brock Jr., both of Nicholson, and Thomas Brock, Statham; three daughters, Sarah Adams, Arcade, and Josie Gary and Francine Willoughby, both of Nicholson; 34 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 10, 2002

Melvin Waters
Melvin Waters, 71, of Lavonia, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta.
Born December 30, 1930, in Franklin County, Mr. Waters was the son of the late Lonnie Grady and Addie Chastain Walters.
He was a truck dirver for 21 years, owned and operated Walter’s Grocery for nine years and was retired from the Franklin County Road Department. Mr. Waters was a member of Faith Presbyterian E.P.C. Church, Lavonia.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Violet Harris Walters, a daughter, Diane Walters Canady, two brothers, Lonnie Walters Jr. and Chapman Walters, and a sister, Clairlee Brown.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Franklin Memorial Gardens with Dr. Joe Renfro and the Rev. Bob Alewine officiating.
Survivors include is wife, Evelyn King Walters; three sons, Dwain Walters and Brandon Walters, both of Lavonia, and Randy Vickery, LaGrange, Ill.; two daughters, Robbie W. Humphries, Bowman, and Terry Day, Toccoa; three sisters, Euala Royston, Royston, Geneva Crisp, Hartwell, and Nobie Mills, Toccoa; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 10, 2002


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