Banks County Obituaries...

MAY 08, 2002


William Poole
William “Billy” Poole, 76, of Baldwin, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Born in Washington County on May 20, 1925, Mr. Poole was the son of the late Wilson and Florence Poole.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II, and was a retired warehouse supervisor with U.S.P.F.O. Mr. Poole was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Powder Springs.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Morris Poole, two brothers, Howard Poole and Mitchell Poole, and a sister, Annie Sue Greenway.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Herman Nation officiating. Burial was in the Union Hill Baptist Church cemetery with full military honors provided by Rabun County D.A.V. Chapter 15.
Survivors include daughters, Denise Welch, Baldwin, and Dianne Evans, Jonesboro; son, Donald W. Poole, Powder Springs; brothers, Kenneth Poole, Rudolph Poole and Donald Poole, all of Baldwin; sisters, Francine Elsner, Carnesville, Virginia Pruitt, Rachel McNabb, Myrtle Lewallen and Linda Chapman, all of Baldwin, Julia McConnell, Cornelia, and Ruth Edwards, Flowery Branch; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 8, 2002

Bobby Fain
Phillip Robert “Bobby” Fain, 61, of Cornelia, died Friday, May 3, 2002, as the result of being murdered.
A native of the Robertstown Community, White County, Mr. Fain was born April 7, 1941. He was the founder of Cherokee Contracting and the owner of Selectel Communications, which develops cellular phone tower sites. He was also the owner of Fain Development Company and of Fain Motorsports.
Mr. Fain drove race cars in the NASCAR All-Pro Touring Series and raced at Lanier National Speedway, Braselton, and at Peach State Speedway, Jefferson. He attended Airline Baptist Church, Gainesville.
Mr. Fain was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Fain.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Cornelia First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Pirkle officiating. Burial was in Helen-Robertstown Cemetery, Helen.
Mr. Fain is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Foster Fain, Cornelia; daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Gary Graham, Gainesville, Susan and Edwin Gilliland, Hiawassee, and Robin and Dennis Pruitt, Chesnee, S.C.; his mother, Elese Vandiver Fain, Helen; grandchildren, Joshua Gilliland, Caleb Gilliland, Gabriel Gilliland and Emma Gilliland, all of Hiawassee, MacKenzie Key, Gainesville, and Clay Pruitt and Tyler Pruitt, both of Chesnee, S.C.; step-grandchildren, Brianna Key, Pace, Fla., and Megan Graham and Gavin Graham, both of Gainesville; brothers, Donald Fain, Cleveland, Maurice Fain, Sautee, and Scotty Fain, Hiawassee; four nieces and two nephews.
Memorials may be made to Parents of Galactosemic Children, Inc., 885 Del Sol Street, Sparks, NV 89436. Mr. Fain’s youngest granddaughter, Emma, was born with this metabolic liver disorder.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 8, 2002

Guy R. Daves
Guy Robert Daves, 83, of Commerce, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born in Hall County on May 25, 1918, Mr. Daves was the son of the late John Ervin and Amy Kytle Daves.
He was retired from Roper Pump Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. Mr. Daves was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Owensby Daves, and a son, Guy Robert Daves Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Daves, Commerce, and Johnny Daves, Canon; three daughters, Amy Brown and Mary Ann Thomas, both of Commerce, and Janice Williamson, Watkinsville; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 8, 2002

Glen A. Stewart
Glen A. Stewart, 57, of Winder, formerly of Banks County, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at the Embracing Hospice Center, Snellville, following an extended illness.
Born in Banks County on April 15, 1944, Mr. Stewart was the son of Christine Powell Stewart, Winder, and the late James Stewart.
He was a construction worker and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Monroe. In addition to his father, Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Stewart.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Roy Turk and James Harvey officiating. Burial was in the Leatherwood Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Wayne Brown, Baldwin; one brother, Tony Stewart, Winder; seven sisters, June Garrett, Monroe, Diane Johnson and Wanda Stewart, both of Winder, Frances Moon, Bethlehem, Carolyn Brock, Alto, Linda Shook, Cleveland, and Betty Boisclair, Clarkesville; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 6, 2002

Rev. Myran C. Jarrard
The Rev. Myran Cecil Jarrard, 64, of Eastanollee, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Decatur of an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, the Rev. Jarrard was a son of the late William Kenny and Grace Crowe Jarrard.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was retired from the Ferro Corporation, Toccoa.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Gordon Baptist Church with the Revs. Gerald Roach and Earl Jarrard officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Jarrard is survived by his wife, Johnnie Jarrard, of the home; four sons, Dennis Jarrard, Lake City, Fla., and Tracy Jarrard, Todd Jarrard and Tommy Jarrard, all of Toccoa; four step-sons, Lewis Bray, Howell Bray and James Bray, all of Toccoa, and Lester Bray, Royston; three step-daughters, Virgina Cheek, Commerce, Brenda Carter, Toccoa, and Carolyn Langston, Lake Mary, Fla.; one brother, James Jarrard, Key West, Fla.; two sisters, Donnie Ruth Gerrin, Cornelia, and Linda Smith, Gainesville; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 8, 2002

Hazel M. Fawbush
Mrs. Hazel Mabry Fawbush, 77, of Tucker, died Sunday, May 5, 2002.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Fawbush was a daughter of the late Emory S. and Lelia King Mabry.
She was retired from the CDC as a computer keyboard operator and was a member of Spoken Word Church, Lula, where she served as pianist for 16 years. Mrs. Fawbush was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Delores Fawbush.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Samuel Dale officiating. Burial was in Oakview Cemetery, Canon.
Mrs. Fawbush is survived by her husband, Thomas Jefferson Fawbush, Tucker; five sons, Dale Fawbush, Lawrenceville, Donnie Fawbush, Maysville, Mike Fawbush, Snellville, and Tommy Fawbush and Rick Fawbush, both of Tucker; one brother, Ernest Mabry, Jasper; and 12 grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 8, 2002

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Edna R. Brock
Mrs. Edna Robinson Brock, 71, of Lula, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Brock was born March 28, 1931, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Harrison and Minnie Whitlock Robinson.
Mrs. Brock was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills, with 11 years of service, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church.
Mrs. Brock was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Brock.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church with the Revs. Perry Smith and Melvin Baugh officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Grace Jones, Cornelia, and Lois Spink, Turnerville; one son, Hoyt Brock, Danielsville; one brother, Grady Robinson, Maysville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Habersham South Gideons, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 8, 2002

Vernece
W. Wilkinson
Mrs. Vernece Wilbanks Wilkinson, 99, of Demorest, formerly of Tates Creek Community, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Wilkinson was born in Banks County on March 6, 1903. She was a daughter of the late Gill and Samantha Payne Wilbanks.
Mrs. Wilkinson was a homemaker and had been employed for several years with Carwood Manufacturing Company as an inspector. She was a member of Tates Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Wilkinson was preceded in death by her husband, William “Ben” Wilkinson. She was the oldest of 11 children and was preceded in death by the following siblings, Travis, Telford, Sevier, Virgil and G.T. Wilbanks and Estelle Newsome.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Tates Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald F. Holbrook and Andy Wright officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Rev. Tom Barney officiating at graveside.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Emma Ruth and Howard Wade, Demorest; grandchildren, Deborah and Steve Wright, Mt. Airy, Revonda and Steve Kimbrell, Gainesville, and Sherri and Ken Cook, Cornelia; great-grandchildren, Andy Wright and Kiley Wright, Mt. Airy, Brittney Kimbrell, Blake Kimbrell and Bart Kimbrell, all of Gainesville, and Dylan Cook and Haley Cook, Cornelia; and sisters, Ruby Gailey, Elsie Mae Andrews and Christine Wilbanks, all of Baldwin, and Avoline Chitwood, Lavonia.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1687 Cannon Bridge Road, Demorest, GA 30535.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 8, 2002

William Wilson
William “Dub” Wilson, 89, of Commerce, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Wilson was the son of the late Allen D. and Eunice Yarbrough Wilson.
He was retired from Roper Pump Company.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Golden Wilson, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Trell Wilson, Commerce; daughter, June Blackmon, Huntsville, Ala.; sister, Mozell Hill, Maysville; grandchildren, Blake and Melissa Wilson, Bogart, Adam Wilson, Greensboro, N.C., Mike Blackmon, Memphis, Tenn., and Tracey and Bobby Webber, Huntsville, Ala.
Memorials may be made to Harmony Christian Church or to the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 8, 2002

George W. O’Quinn
George Wilburn O’Quinn, 65, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Peachtree Hospice, Duluth.
Mr. O’Quinn was born in Birmingham, Ala., on March 8, 1937, a son of the late John George and Mildred Whitton O’Quinn.
He served in the U.S. Navy prior to joining the National Weather Service, retiring after 38 years. Mr. O’Quinn was an active member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Danielsville, serving as Sunday School Superintendent prior to his illness. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Lee Burket O’Quinn.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Guest and Dr. Robert Hoffman officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Jean O’Quinn, Danielsville; two daughters, Sharon Kaye Smith, Auburn, and Cathy Elaine O’Quinn Horton, Winder; four step-daughters, Robyn Dean and Alice Harper, both of Danielsville, Vicki Drake, Comer, and Donna Gallaway, Homer; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 8, 2002

George
B. Pace
George B. Pace, 80, of Nicholson, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at his residence of an extended illness.
Mr. Pace was the son of the late Barney B. and Lena Williamson Pace.
He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the African Theater and in Italy. Mr. Pace received the American Campaign Medal and the European Middle Eastern Service Medal.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Bentley Pace, his second wife, Frances Pace, a daughter, Kathy Pace Morris, a brother, David E. Pace, a sister, Lurene Bradberry, and a grandson, John Morris.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Phillips officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery.
Mr. Pace is survived by his wife, Jo Ann M. Pace, of the home; four sons, George L. Pace, Maysville, and James B. Pace, Gerald H. Pace and Jon B. Pace, all of Nicholson; one step-daughter, Aretha Lambdin, Athens; one sister, Elizabeth Green, Nicholson; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 8, 2002


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