Banks County Obituaries...

MAY 22, 2002


George Duncan
George Duncan, 87, of Alto, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Carroll County on June 18, 1914, Mr. Duncan lived most of his life in Habersham County. He was a poultry farmer and was a member of B.C. Grant Baptist Church.
Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Gailey Duncan. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Kenneth McEntire and Scott Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in the B.C. Grant Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Duncan is survived by nieces, Mrs. Noyl Goodson, Angie Pritchett and Ona Bell Bohanna, all of Alto.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 22, 2002

Paul Whitlock
Paul “Tom” Whitlock, 67, of Lula, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Lanier Park Hospital.
Mr. Whitlock was born March 15, 1935, in Jackson County. He was the son of the late Marvin and Lillie Mae Dills Whitlock.
Mr. Whitlock was a retired poultry farmer. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tammy Inez Brock.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in Banks County Memorial Park with the Rev. Luther Williams officiating.
Mr. Whitlock is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Whitsel Whitlock, Lula; one daughter, Peggy Collins, Lula; three sons, Steve Whitlock, Gillsville, Darrel Whitlock, Commerce, and Jeff Whitlock, Homer; one sister, Mary Lee Tolbert, Baldwin; and six grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 22, 2002

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Herbert W. Hattaway Jr.
Herbert W. Hattaway Jr., 68, of Commerce, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Hattaway was born November 19, 1933, in Richmond County, a son of the late Herbert W. Hattaway Sr. and Octavia Maloney Hattaway.
He was a graduate of Gibson High School and the Junior College of Augusta. Mr. Hattaway was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was the former owner and operator of Tenderland Meat Market in Athens.
He hosted a radio program for seven years on WNGC, Athens, and managed WJJC Radio Station in Commerce for 15 years. Mr. Hattaway was a former member of the Commerce Lions Club and the Commerce Kiwannis Club, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Athens.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Elmer Butler and Donald Wilson officiating. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. in Westover Memorial Park, Augusta.
Mr. Hattaway is survived by his wife, Annie Mae Morris Hattaway, of the home; one daughter, Susan Hattaway, Mitchell; one brother, Thad E. Hattaway, Aiken, S.C.; a special friend, Edna Carson, Bogart; two grandchildren, Reid W. Rhodes and Shannon Rhodes, both of Mitchell; and two aunts, Alice Kennedy and Helen Speltz, Augusta.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 22, 2002

Edith Parris
Mrs. Edith Parris, 72, of Demorest, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at her daughter’s residence following a brief illness.
Born in Copper Hill, Tennessee, on June 25, 1929, Mrs. Parris was the daughter of the late Robert and Florence Rhodes.
She had been employed in the carpet mill industry and was a member of Eastside Fellowship.
Mrs. Parris was preceded in death by her husband, Luther John Parris, a daughter, Audrey Parris, and a son, John Parris.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. John Ayers officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen Crowe, Demorest, and Bonnie Parris, Covington; two sons, Jerry Lee Parris, Alabama, and Neal Parris, Chatsworth; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 22, 2002


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