Banks County Obituaries...

JULY 31, 2002


Hubert R. Mauldin
Hubert Ray Mauldin, 77, of Baldwin, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Mauldin was born in Paulding County on July 28, 1925. He was a son of the late George Washington and Allie Mae Bullock Mauldin.
Mr. Mauldin was retired from Schnadig Corporation, after 30 years of service, and served in the National Guard. He was a member of New Birth Baptist Church and served as a deacon of his church.
Mr. Mauldin was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Pauline Gailey, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Bill Trotter and Jeff Tyler officiating. Burial was in the New Birth Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Mauldin is survived by his wife, Mayzelle Aycock Mauldin, Baldwin; two daughters, Mary Jane Gailey and Linda Gailey, both of Baldwin; one son, James Ray Mauldin, Baldwin; three brothers, Raymond Mauldin, Cornelia, Jack Mauldin, Washington, and Herman Mauldin, Rayle; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002

Mildred L. Burnette
Mrs. Mildred Lusk Burnette, 81, of Commerce, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Burnette was born September 29, 1920, in Stephens County. She was a daughter of the late Tom and Sally Terrell Lusk.
Mrs. Burnette was a homemaker and was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Joe Burnette.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Burnette, Decatur, Ill., and Ray Burnette, Toccoa; five daughters, Linda Barrett, Martin, Pam Cox, Great Mills, Md., Faye Fitzpatrick and Brenda Gillis, both of Commerce, and Autumn Garrett, Dahlonega; one sister, Fleta Mulkey, Dover, Del.; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002
Grady Wade
Grady Wade, 79, of Demorest, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Born in Banks County on April 8, 1923, Mr. Wade was a son of the late Cleveland Wade and Margie Crenshaw Wade.
He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of Return Baptist Church. Mr. Wade was retired from Clarkesville Mill, after 37 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Smith Wade, a sister, Grace Lynch Plott, and brothers, Paul Wade and Roosevelt Wade.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, in Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Donald Grizzle officiating. Burial was in the Return Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his daughter, Gail Jones, Demorest; his son, Verner Wade, Demorest; sisters, Sophronia Petitt, Cleveland, and Charlotte Freeman and Joyce Turner, both of Demorest; brothers, Richard Wade and Dewey Wade, both of Demorest, and Buford Wade, Cleveland; and two grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002

Maxie Hemphill
Mrs. Maxie Ayers Vaughan Hemphill, 91, of Carnesville, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at her home.
Born September 22, 1910, in Banks County, Mrs. Hemphill was the daughter of the late John W. and Minnie Burgess Ayers.
She was first married in 1929, to the late O. Herschel Vaughan, who passed away March 23, 1973. She married William David Hemphill in 1977. Mrs. Hemphill was also preceded in death by two brothers, Curtis Ayers and C.T. Ayers, and a sister, Johnnie Sue Merritt.
She was a homemaker and owned and operated Vaughan’s Cloth Shop in Toccoa. As a longtime member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, Mrs. Hemphill taught Sunday School primary class for 10 years and was a member of the Winsome Sunday School Class.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, in B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. Michael Bell officiating. Burial was in the Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery. Henry Ayers, Carl Smith, Donald Young, Charles Rice, George Rice and Calvin Barnett served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Hemphill is survived by her husband, William David Hemphill; step-daughter, Eloise Rice, Royston; step-son, Charles Hemphill, Atlanta; sister, Lattrell “Lottie” Jordan, Belton, S.C.; four step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 16144 GA Hwy. 59, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002

Sally McDougal
Mrs. Sally McDougal, 76, of Winder, died Sunday, July 28, 2002.
Mrs. McDougal was born in Barrow County, where she had resided for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Ben and Parilee Montgomery Wilkins.
Mrs. McDougal was a retiree of Empire Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robie McDougal, and a daughter, Janice McDougal.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Kenneth Brewer, Shuford Jones and Robert Whitehead officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Josh Mathews, Justin Mathews, Jeremy Mathews, Jack McDougal, David Wilkins and Phillip Wilkins served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Gary Mathews, Winder; grandson and wife, Josh and April Mathews, Woodstock; grandsons, Justin Mathews and Jeremy Mathews, both of Winder; brother and sister-in-law, Hoyt and Charlene Wilkins, Hoschton; sister, Nina McDougal, Maysville; and sisters-in-law, Cora Mae Wilkins, Essie Lou Wilkins and Imogene Wilkins, all of Winder.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002

Lon Gribble
Lon Gribble, 76, of Clarkesville, formerly of Lakeland, Fla., died Friday, July 26, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on June 23, 1926, Mr. Gribble was the son of the late James B. and Winnie Lee Hill Gribble.
He was a retired manager with Ridge Lumber Company, Lakeland, Fla., and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II. Mr. Gribble attended the Cornelia Church of God and was a member of the North Side Assembly of God in Lakeland, Fla., where he served as deacon for many years.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lurline Holbrook.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at Harvest Ministries Church, Jacksonville, Fla., with the Rev. Eddie Tanner officiating. Services were also held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Cornelia Church of God with the Revs. Eddie Tanner, Wilmer Ivester and Len Pirkle officiating. Burial was in Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Gribble is survived by his wife, Alma O’Steen Gribble, Clarkesville; daughters, Winnie Higgins, Comer, and Donna Coleman, Charlotte, N.C.; son, James Gribble, Auburndale, Fla.; brother, James M. Gribble, Clarkesville; sisters, Eula Belle Franklin and Lila Alley, Clarkesville; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002

Richard E.
Martin Sr.
Richard Edward Martin Sr., 80, of Cornelia, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Martin was born February 8, 1922, in Walterboro, S.C. He was a son of the late Joseph Perry and Nellie Harrison Martin.
Mr. Martin was a U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran, serving in the European Theatre.
He was retired from Virginia Supply & Well Co., Cornelia office, where he was the branch owner and operator. Mr. Martin served as a Cornelia City Commissioner, Ward I, for 11 years and was director of Habersham Federal Savings & Loan for 17 years. Mr. Martin was a member of the Habersham County Board of Equilization for 13 years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Orangeburg, S.C. He was a Charter Member of the Lions Club and was a member of Cornelia First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Greg Walton and Dr. T. Logan Smith officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Maud Mixon Martin, Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law, Sonja Martin Crawford and Kim Crawford, Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Richard E. Martin Jr. and Wanda Martin, Hiawassee; sisters, Mamie Lee McMillan, Walterboro, S.C., and Dorothy Lagneaux, Duson, La.; grandchildren, Derenda Crawford Cragg, Bryan Taylor Martin, David Martin Crawford and Clayton Edward Martin; and great-grandchildren, Braxton Martin Pierce, Spencer Christian Pierce and Augusta Dailey Martin.
Memorials may be made to the Cornelia First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia GA 30531, to the American Heart Association, Memorial Fund, 252A Chase Road, Cornelia, GA 30531, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002

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Sally McDougal
Mrs. Sally McDougal, 76, of Winder, died Sunday, July 28, 2002.
Mrs. McDougal was born in Barrow County, where she had resided for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Ben and Parilee Montgomery Wilkins.
Mrs. McDougal was a retiree of Empire Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robie McDougal, and a daughter, Janice McDougal.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Kenneth Brewer, Shuford Jones and Robert Whitehead officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Josh Mathews, Justin Mathews, Jeremy Mathews, Jack McDougal, David Wilkins and Phillip Wilkins served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Gary Mathews, Winder; grandson and wife, Josh and April Mathews, Woodstock; grandsons, Justin Mathews and Jeremy Mathews, both of Winder; brother and sister-in-law, Hoyt and Charlene Wilkins, Hoschton; sister, Nina McDougal, Maysville; and sisters-in-law, Cora Mae Wilkins, Essie Lou Wilkins and Imogene Wilkins, all of Winder.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002

Lon Gribble
Lon Gribble, 76, of Clarkesville, formerly of Lakeland, Fla., died Friday, July 26, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on June 23, 1926, Mr. Gribble was the son of the late James B. and Winnie Lee Hill Gribble.
He was a retired manager with Ridge Lumber Company, Lakeland, Fla., and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II. Mr. Gribble attended the Cornelia Church of God and was a member of the North Side Assembly of God in Lakeland, Fla., where he served as deacon for many years.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lurline Holbrook.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at Harvest Ministries Church, Jacksonville, Fla., with the Rev. Eddie Tanner officiating. Services were also held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Cornelia Church of God with the Revs. Eddie Tanner, Wilmer Ivester and Len Pirkle officiating. Burial was in Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Gribble is survived by his wife, Alma O’Steen Gribble, Clarkesville; daughters, Winnie Higgins, Comer, and Donna Coleman, Charlotte, N.C.; son, James Gribble, Auburndale, Fla.; brother, James M. Gribble, Clarkesville; sisters, Eula Belle Franklin and Lila Alley, Clarkesville; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002

Richard E.
Martin Sr.
Richard Edward Martin Sr., 80, of Cornelia, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Martin was born February 8, 1922, in Walterboro, S.C. He was a son of the late Joseph Perry and Nellie Harrison Martin.
Mr. Martin was a U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran, serving in the European Theatre.
He was retired from Virginia Supply & Well Co., Cornelia office, where he was the branch owner and operator. Mr. Martin served as a Cornelia City Commissioner, Ward I, for 11 years and was director of Habersham Federal Savings & Loan for 17 years. Mr. Martin was a member of the Habersham County Board of Equilization for 13 years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Orangeburg, S.C. He was a Charter Member of the Lions Club and was a member of Cornelia First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Greg Walton and Dr. T. Logan Smith officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Maud Mixon Martin, Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law, Sonja Martin Crawford and Kim Crawford, Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Richard E. Martin Jr. and Wanda Martin, Hiawassee; sisters, Mamie Lee McMillan, Walterboro, S.C., and Dorothy Lagneaux, Duson, La.; grandchildren, Derenda Crawford Cragg, Bryan Taylor Martin, David Martin Crawford and Clayton Edward Martin; and great-grandchildren, Braxton Martin Pierce, Spencer Christian Pierce and Augusta Dailey Martin.
Memorials may be made to the Cornelia First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia GA 30531, to the American Heart Association, Memorial Fund, 252A Chase Road, Cornelia, GA 30531, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002

2002Banks County News, July 31, Rachael Christy
Byron L. Christy
Rachael Christy, 19, and Byron Lee Christy, 31, of Pollock, La., died Wednesday, July 24, 2002.
Mrs. Christy was born August 26, 1982. Mr. Christy was born July 14, 1971.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Prospect Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Mike Russell and Leland Briggs officiating. Burial was in Urania Cemetery.
Mrs. Christy is survived by her father, Dennis Williams, Griffin; her mother, Terri Williams, Commerce; step-sons, Dalton Lee Christy and Dylan Scott Christy, both of Mora, La.; step-daughter, Jessica Lynn Christy, Mora, La.; sister, Lisa Diane Abernathy, and husband, Thomas, Commerce, and nieces, Tiffany E. Abernathy and Tanya J. Abernathy; sister, Jennifer Leigh Williams, Griffin; grandmother, Opel Williams, Griffin; and maternal great-grandmother, Annie Gresham, Cleveland.
Mr. Christy is survived by sons, Dalton Lee Christy and Dylan Scott Christy; daughter, Jessica Lynn Christy; father and step-mother, Marvin Lee and Anna Kay Christy, Dayton, Texas; mother, Tina/Linda Woodruff, and step-father, Larry Tullis, both of Pollock, La.; brother, Marvin Paul Christy, serving in the U.S. Army in Korea; sister, Laurie Ann Christy, Pollock, La.; step-brother, James Tullis, Pollock, La.; step-sister, Krissy Tullis, Pineville, La.; paternal grandparents, Charles Lee Christy and Dorothy Jean Christy, Port O’Conner, Texas; and paternal great-grandmother, Nora P. Christy, Pineville, La.
Donations would be greatly appreciated to help cover burial expenses due to no insurance, said family members.
Donations may be sent to: Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 801, Homer, GA 30547.
Hixson Brothers Funeral Home, Louisiana, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002
2002Banks County News, July 31, Rachael Christy

Byron L. Christy
Rachael Christy, 19, and Byron Lee Christy, 31, of Pollock, La., died Wednesday, July 24, 2002.
Mrs. Christy was born August 26, 1982. Mr. Christy was born July 14, 1971.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Prospect Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Mike Russell and Leland Briggs officiating. Burial was in Urania Cemetery.
Mrs. Christy is survived by her father, Dennis Williams, Griffin; her mother, Terri Williams, Commerce; step-sons, Dalton Lee Christy and Dylan Scott Christy, both of Mora, La.; step-daughter, Jessica Lynn Christy, Mora, La.; sister, Lisa Diane Abernathy, and husband, Thomas, Commerce, and nieces, Tiffany E. Abernathy and Tanya J. Abernathy; sister, Jennifer Leigh Williams, Griffin; grandmother, Opel Williams, Griffin; and maternal great-grandmother, Annie Gresham, Cleveland.
Mr. Christy is survived by sons, Dalton Lee Christy and Dylan Scott Christy; daughter, Jessica Lynn Christy; father and step-mother, Marvin Lee and Anna Kay Christy, Dayton, Texas; mother, Tina/Linda Woodruff, and step-father, Larry Tullis, both of Pollock, La.; brother, Marvin Paul Christy, serving in the U.S. Army in Korea; sister, Laurie Ann Christy, Pollock, La.; step-brother, James Tullis, Pollock, La.; step-sister, Krissy Tullis, Pineville, La.; paternal grandparents, Charles Lee Christy and Dorothy Jean Christy, Port O’Conner, Texas; and paternal great-grandmother, Nora P. Christy, Pineville, La.
Donations would be greatly appreciated to help cover burial expenses due to no insurance, said family members.
Donations may be sent to: Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 801, Homer, GA 30547.
Hixson Brothers Funeral Home, Louisiana, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 31, 2002


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