Banks County Obituaries...

MAY 01, 2002


Lorene B. Carpenter
Mrs. Lorene Boling Carpenter, 95, of Baldwin, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Carpenter was born June 28, 1906, in Banks County. She was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Mary Elizabeth Cochran Boling.
She was a graduate of Baldwin High School and a graduate of the A&M School for teachers. Mrs. Carpenter was retired from Chicopee Lumite Division, with 25 years of service, and was a former school teacher, having taught at Rock Springs and Union Hill Schools. She was a member of the AARP and a member of Level Grove Baptist Church.
Mrs. Carpenter was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Level Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Carpenter Dalton, Baldwin, and Bobbie Carpenter Foster, Cornelia; two sons, Bill Carpenter, Jefferson, and Dennis Carpenter, Flowery Branch; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002

Harriett R. Grier
Mrs. Harriett Ruth Garrison Grier, 79, of Alto, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Born June 8, 1922, in Habersham County, Mrs. Grier was the daughter of the late Emory and Louvenia Payne Garrison.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Mrs. Grier was preceded in death by two brothers, Erford Garrison and Vanver Garrison, and three sisters, Violet Colston, Pearl Brewer and Irene Mason.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Clyde Garrison, Anthony Shore and Corbin Coley officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Grier is survived by her husband, A.M. Grier, Alto; daughters, Mary Helen Lewis, Fayetteville, Genelle Veal, Conyers, Linda Landers, Mt. Airy, Nancy Jackson and Pennie Norton, both of Alto, and Judy Hogan, Cornelia; sons, David Grier, Lula, and Danny Grier, Hollywood; brothers, the Rev. Clyde Garrison, Cornelia, and Wesley Garrison, Canton; sisters, Christine Duncan, North Carolina, and Gloria Harrison, Gainesville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002

Mary Z. Moss
Mrs. Mary Zettie White Moss, 97, of Homer, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Moss was born in Banks County on April 27, 1904. She was a daughter of the late James B. and Mary Jackson White.
Mrs. Moss was a homemaker and was a member of Damascus Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Early Moss.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Roy Rogers and Gene Todd officiating. Burial was in the Damascus Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Laura White and Agnes White Hartgrove, both of Homer; and several nieces and nephews.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002

Ruth S. McShane
Mrs. Ruth Short McShane, 84, of Cornelia, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. McShane was born February 17, 1918, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Maggie Suddeth Short. She was born into a family of butchers, four brothers and one sister.
After completing high school in 1935, Mrs. McShane and her sister went to work in their father’s meat market and grocery store in Commerce as butchers. They became known as the “Butcheretts.”
In August 1939, she married Hugh P. McShane, Cornelia, salesman for the American Bakeries, and they moved to Cornelia. In 1959, Mrs. McShane and her husband opened McShane’s Florist in Cornelia. After 30 years of service, she retired and was given life membership in the Georgia Florist Association and the North Georgia Club for her contributions to the advancement of the florist industry.
Mrs. McShane was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cornelia and a member of the Helping Hand’s. She was the last member of her immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with Dr. T. Logan Smith and the Rev. Gene Poole officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. McShane is survived by her husband, Hugh P. McShane, Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret H. and Brian Sutton, Clarkesville; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Patrick and Holly McShane, Clarkesville; five grandchildren, Drayton Sutton and Matthew Sutton, both of Clarkesville, and James Patrick McShane, Kendall Ryan McShane and Kelsey Nipper, all of Hollywood.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002

Lowell L. Williams
Lowell Lee Williams, 53, of Nicholson, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at his residence.
Born June 3, 1948, in Fulton County, Mr. Williams was a son of Lois Virginia Tatum Chesser, Cleveland, and the late Lee Williams.
He was an automobile sales manager and was a member of Berea Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Terry James, Elton Beasley and Paul Bramlett officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kesler Williams, Nicholson; five sons, Chris Veuleman and Robie Williams, both of Ruidoso, N.M., and Thomas Veuleman, Bradlie Williams and Zacharie Williams, all of Nicholson; one daughter, Millicent Pembleton, St. Regis, Mont.; three brothers, Claude Chesser, Cleveland, Paul Chesser, Jefferson, and Dan Williams, Titus, Ala.; one sister, Julia Higginbotham, Cleveland; and three grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002

Vanxay Chanthavisith
Vanxay Chanthavisith, 39, of Alto, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Columbia Lanier Park Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Chanthavisith was born in Laos on November 28, 1962. He was employed as a welder with Cottrell and was of the Buddhist faith.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
Mr. Chanthavisith is survived by his wife, Khammeung Thanphachanh, Alto; daughters, Carry Thanphachanh and Marylan Chanthavisith, both of Alto; sons, Johnny Thanphachanh and Andrew Chanthavisith, both of Alto; four brothers and one sister.
The body is at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. The family is at the residence.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002

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Ollie S. Henry
Mrs. Ollie S. Henry, 92, of Maysville, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Henry had lived in San Diego, Calif. She was retired from the civil service, where she worked for the Department of U.S. Navy.
After retirement, Mrs. Henry and her husband moved back to Georgia. She was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Henry was preceded in death by her husband, Richard V. Henry, and two sons, Richard Haynes Davidson and William Roger Davidson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Center Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Sizemore officiating. Burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas Davidson, Jefferson, and Keith Henry, Daytona Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Louise Tolbert, Gainesville, and Evelyn Lipscomb, Maysville; and one brother, Denver Savage, Maysville.
Ward’s Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002

Wallace Duncan
Wallace Duncan, 72, of Demorest, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Habersham County on March 7, 1930, Mr. Duncan was the son of the late Clay and Sally Vandiver Duncan.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran and was retired from Carwood Manufacturing as a sewing machine technician. Mr. Duncan was a member of Harvest Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Curtis Duncan, Minor Duncan, Robert Lee Duncan and Frank Duncan, and three sisters, Angie Jordan, Mildred Duncan and Pauline Duncan.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. J. Clarence Reynolds and Sanford Kimbrell officiating. Burial was in the Harvest Christian Church cemetery.
Survivors include “the love of his life” for 50 years, Eunice Ferguson, Alto; one brother, Henry Clay Duncan, Belmont, N.C.; one sister, Rachel Tench, Mt. Holly, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002

Ruthie Q. Hubbard
Mrs. Ruthie Qualls Hubbard, 38, of Pendergrass, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Willard Thomas officiating.
Mrs. Hubbard is survived by her husband, Donald Hubbard, Pendergrass; her father, Sam Qualls, Homer; two brothers, Sammy Qualls, Pendergrass, and Coy Hanson, Jefferson; and two sisters, Lorri Pierce, Flowery Branch, and Sara Partain, Commerce.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002

Lucille Raynor
Mrs. Lucille Raynor, 73, of New Tazewell, Tenn., died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Ft. Sanders Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn.
Mrs. Raynor was born June 19, 1928, in Baldwin, Banks County, a daughter of the late Berlin Williams Sr. and Vema Williams.
She had been disabled for most of her life, and was lately on dialysis at the Appalachain Dialysis Clinic. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Raynor was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Franklin Raynor, brother, James “J.B.” and Bennie Williams, and an infant sister.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Hubert Turner officiating. Martin Bolden, Steven Smith, Josh Graves, Lee Graves, Buzz Colette and Charlie Cinnamon served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Bolden, New Tazewell, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Lucy Bolden, New Tazewell, Tenn.; one grandson, Martin Bolden, New Tazewell, Tenn.; one brother, Berlin Williams, Baldwin; one sister, Gertrude Ballew, Gainesville; a special friend, Mammie Smith, New Tazewell, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Coffey Funeral Home, Tennessee, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002

Claude Russell
Claude “Harold” Russell, 58, of Lula, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Cobb County, Mr. Russell had lived in Hall County for the past 33 years. He was retired from A&P and was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Russell, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, the Rev. Cecil and Ella Mae Brown.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Dwight Woodall and Kelly Woodall officiating. Burial was in Hillside Gardens, Gainesville.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Cathy Brown Russell, Lula; two daughters, Christie Russell, Lula, and Renay Hefner, Grand Prairie, Texas; his mother, Gladys Russell, Marietta; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Sue Russell, East Ridge, Tenn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Annette and Frank Yates, Villa Rica, Judy and John Bohannon, Roswell, and Becky and Ray Grammar, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Jamie and Lance Hefner, Grand Prairie, Texas; sisters-in-law, Vickie Brown Rathbone, Gainesville, and Linda Brown Tanner, Cleveland; and a number of other relatives.
Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002

Janice D. Hicks
Mrs. Janice Dodd Hicks, 50, of Alto, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on August 11, 1951, Mrs. Hicks was a daughter of Lillian Dodd, Alto, and the late Leroy Dodd.
She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith.
Mrs. Hicks was a Salutatorian of the Class of 1969 at South Habersham High School and received a business education degree from North Georgia Technical School.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Jacob Armour, Jeff Lovell and Anthony Shore officiating. Burial was in the Dodd Family Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one son, Dwayne Hicks, Alto; one brother, Franklin Dodd, Alto; and two sisters, Merle Morris, Cornelia, and Denise Lovell, Alto.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, c/o P.O. Box 725, Cornelia, GA 30531.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 1, 2002


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