Banks County Obituaries...

AUGUST 7, 2002


Carl Sullens Jr.
Carl “Junior” Sullens Jr., 62, of Lula, died Sunday, August 4, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Sullens was born January 28, 1940, to the late Carl and Idell Underwood Sullens Sr. in Hall County.
He was retired from The Coca Cola Company, where he worked for 38 years. Mr. Sullens was a member of the Lula Masonic Lodge #352 and a member of Liberty Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Abernathy Sullens, and a brother, Weldon Sullens.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Strickland and Shane Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Stan Bell, Gainesville, and Lori and Mitch Aiken, Lula; grandson, Brent Aiken, Lula; brother, Ralph Sullens, Gainesville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Barbara Sullens, Grady and Vickie Sullens and David and Phyllis Sullens, all of Gainesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Jimmy Shores, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Virginia and Randy Wyatt, Canton, and Nell and Jerry Elzey, Cumming; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia, or to the American Cancer Society.
Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 7, 2002

James G. McCallister
James Glenn McCallister, 61, of Homer, died Saturday, August 3, 2002, after an extended illness.
A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mr. McCallister built high performance racing engines for McCallister Racing Enterprises.
Mr. McCallister is survived by his wife, Beverly McCallister, Homer; daughters, Linda Joy Olson, Falconer, N.Y., and Terri Joy Burgess, Benton, Tenn.; parents, James and Juanita McCallister, Orlando, Fla.; sister, Joan Bova, Apopka, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.
Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 7, 2002

Joan Bellhouse
Mrs. Joan Bellhouse, 47, of Brunssum, the Netherlands, formerly of Alto, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at her home in Brunssum following a brief illness.
Mrs. Bellhouse was a special education teacher who formerly worked in the Habersham and Stephens County School Systems. She and her family moved to the Netherlands three years ago, where she was a preschool special education teacher in the Department of Defense Schools.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, in Eastview Cemetery, Mt. Airy.
Mrs. Bellhouse is survived by her husband, Tom Bellhouse; children, Lauren Bellhouse, Wyn Bellhouse and Lesley Ivie, who also resides on Apple Pie Ridge; and a granddaughter, Carlie Ivie.
Memorials may be made to the Georgia Special Olympics, or to the American Cancer Society, in memory of Joan Bellhouse.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 7, 2002

Donald E. Free
Donald Everett Free, 67, of Lula, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Free was born in Hall County on August 28, 1934. He was employed as a truck driver with CWT Farms, with 44 years of service, and was a member of White Hall Baptist Church. Mr. Free also attended Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Free, and a sister, Lillie Mae Campbell.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Billy Autry and Scott Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in the White Hall Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Free is survived by his wife, Geraldine Stanley Free, Lula; his mother, Louise Baugh Free Lynch, Gainesville; one son, Jerry Free, Alto; and three granddaughters, Robin Free, Sandy Free and Amy Dailey, all of Alto.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 7, 2002

Sally W. Davis
Mrs. Sally Winters Davis, 67, of Athens, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002.
Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Robert and Talcie Hunter Winters.
She was a member of King Branch Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3, at King Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. James L. Ramey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mahalia Winters, Athens; sons, Larry M. Winters and Stanley P. Winters, both of Athens; sisters, Catherine Clark, Geraldine Winters and Faye Winters, all of Athens, and Catheline Brown, Bowersville; brothers, Aubrey Winters, Banks County, and Franklin Winters, Ila; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 7, 2002

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James S. Lackey
James S. Lackey, 66, of Maysville, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County, Mr. Lackey was the son of the late Lonnie D. and Mandy Jane Armour Lackey.
He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 4, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Frank Armour officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Lackey is survived by his wife, Loretta Lackey, Maysville; daughter, Martha Sears, Homer; sons, Noah “Dino” Lackey, Gillsville, and Timothy Lee Lackey, Commerce; sister, Magaline Oliver, Alto; brother, Roy Lackey, Gainesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 7, 2002


Jimmy C. Hembree
Jimmy Charles Hembree, 56, of Anderson, S.C., died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Hembree was born July 8, 1946, in Jackson County. He was a son of Coley and Faye Sears Hembree, Anderson, S.C.
Mr. Hembree was retired from the U.S. Navy and was of the Church of God faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Morris Hembree.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 2, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Roy Puckett officiating. Burial was in the Grove Level Baptist Church cemetery, Maysville, with full military honors.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffery Lynn Burnip, Rockport, Texas, and Robert Glen Burnip, San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Juanita Jeanette Mangum, San Antonio, Texas, and Susan Ann Rousseau, Kingsville, Texas; one brother, David Hembree, Huntsville, Ala.; and four grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 7, 2002

Evelyn W. Kimbrell
Mrs. Evelyn Warren Kimbrell, 85, of Cornelia, died Saturday, August 3, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Kimbrell was born March 19, 1917, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late John and Cora Hardy Warren.
Mrs. Kimbrell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cornelia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Goldman Kimbrell.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, at the First Baptist Church of Cornelia with the Revs. Bob A. Baxter and Blaine Walker and Dr. T. Logan Smith officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Leona and Reese Munch, Mableton; daughter, Gwen Cadora, Cornelia; five grandchildren, LeaAnne Townsend, Marietta, Kevin and Mary Munch, Douglasville, Kimberlee and Gary Stokes, Orlando, Fla., Frances Cadora-Luebbert and Scott Luebbert, Henderson, Ky., and Suzanne Scott, Cumming; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 7, 2002

Joseph M. Dzimianski
Joseph Matthew Dzimianski, 1 day old, infant son of Michael and Debra Coghlan Dzimianski, Nicholson, died Monday, August 5, 2002, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens.
Joseph was born in Clarke County.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 8, at Crooked Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Miles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include sisters, Sara Dzimianski, Rebecca Dzimianski, Lisa Dzimianski and Kristina Dzimianski, all of Nicholson; brothers, David Dzimianski, John Dzimianski, Daniel Dzimianski and Timothy Dzimianski, all of Nicholson; grandparents, Edmond and Donna Coghlan, Homer, and John and Gloria Dzimianski, Baltimore, Md.; great-grandmother, Florence Willis, Jacksonville, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 7, 2002


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