Banks County Obituaries...

AUGUST 21, 2002


Olan T. Shubert
Olan T. Shubert, 83, Colbert, died Wednesday, August 14, 2002.
He was the son of the late Carter Tate Shubert and Decie D. Young Shubert. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Garner Shubert. He was a retired body and fender auto repairman from Brack Rowe Chevrolet and a member of Victory Baptist Church.
The funeral was Friday, August 16, 2002, at Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Towers, Colbert, Sandra Mobley, Hull, Linda Maki, Wisconsin, and Deborah Hines, Virginia; two sons, Nelson Shubert, Colbert, and Steve Shubert, Watkinsville; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 21, 2002

Cecil W. Webb
Cecil W. Webb, 75, Clarkesville, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta.
A native of Banks County, he was born November 23, 1926, and was a son of the late William Brantley Webb and Fannie Ruth Bray Webb. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, serving from 1943-1946. He was a local businessman and was a member of Clarkesville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Brantley Webb.
The funeral was held Monday, August 19, 2002, at Whitfield Funeral Home North chapel with the Rev. Paul Morris officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife, Joyce Morris Webb, Clarkesville; two sons, Steven C. Webb and Sanford K. Webb, both of Clarkesville; one grandson; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
Whitfield Funeral Home North, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 21, 2002

Jack Wilkie
Jack Wilkie, 70, Commerce, died Monday, August 19, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
A native of Pickens County, he was the son of the late I.R. and Ola Mae Dobson Wilkie. Mr. Wilkie was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Army veteran.
The funeral was held Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with Dr. Tom Lewis and the Rev. Mike Grizzle officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife, Carol Staab Wilkie, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Tracie Few, Cumming; daughter and son-in-law, Chris and Ted Moon, Commerce; son, Jack Christopher Wilkie, Commerce; grandchildren, Tyler and Callie Moon, Commerce; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Bessie Wilkie, Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Willie Grace and Weldon Mullinax, Jasper; and sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Spud Densmore, Ball Ground.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News August 21, 2002

Harley Henry Carroll
Harley Henry Carroll, 57, Crawford, died Friday, August 16, 2002, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Jackson County, he was born May 7, 1945. He was the son of the late Fannie Furr Carroll and Roy Lee Carroll Sr. He was a house painter. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Carol Bromale Carroll.
No funeral services are planned. He was cremated.
Survivors include: three daughters, Angel Carroll, Alabama, Nettie Carroll, Jonesboro, and Anita Kemble, Denver, Ind.; one brother, Roy Lee Carroll Jr., Maysville; and two sisters, Marie Bowen, Covington, and Montine Bowen, Chester, S.C.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 21, 2002

Kelsey C. Hill
Kelsey C. Hill, 91, a native of Banks County and a resident of Athens for most of her life, died Saturday, August 17, 2002.
She was the daughter of the late Matt J. and Ella Ward Cochran and the widow of the late Fred Adams Hill. Mrs. Hill was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
The funeral was held Monday, August 19, 2002, at Bridges Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian James officiating. Her nephews served as pallbearers. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include: one sister, Imogene Cochran, Athens; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Cochran, Homer, and Helen Cochran, Ware Shoals, S.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 21, 2002

Etna Davenport Beasley
Etna Davenport Beasley, 87, Homer, died Thursday, August 8, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born in Clay County, N.C., she lived most of her life in Rabun County. She was a homemaker and attended Congregational Holiness Church.
She was the widow of the late Albert Beasley and the daughter of the late Harvey and Addie Scroggs Davenport. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Verlon and Fred Davenport and one sister, Ida Wikle.
The funeral was held Sunday, August 11, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with the Revs. Fred Enlow and Madison McCrackin officiating. Burial was in Mulberry Methodist Cemetery in Otto, N.C.
Survivors include: a daughter, Linda Beasley Tyler, Homer; three sons, Ralph H. Beasley, Cornelia, and Ray Beasley and Allen Beasley, both of Clayton; a brother, Robert Davenport, Hayesville, N.C., a sister, Nettie Wikle, Asheville, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 21, 2002

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Blanche Allen Masters
Blanche Allen Masters, 83, Habersham Mills, died Friday, August 16, 2002, at the Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Masters was born in Habersham County on August 18, 1918, and was a daughter of the late Samuel and Pearl McAllister Allen. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Cassie and Bobby Robinson. She was retired from Clarkesville Mill after 32 years of service and was a member of Habersham Baptist Church.
The funeral was held Monday, August 19, 2002, at Habersham Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Burpee and Jeff Appling officiating. Burial was in Habersham Mills Cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband, Robert W. “Pope” Masters, Habersham Mills; her daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and James Lloyd Poole, Greensboro, N.C., and Glenda Patricia and Earl Robinson Jr., Cornelia; two sisters, Inez Appling, Commerce, and Bertha Elrod, Clarkesville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Scarlett Whelchel, 4050 Ga. Highway 115, Demorest, Ga., 30535.
Whitfield Funeral Home North, Demorest, was in charge or arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 21, 2002

Jesse W. Adamson
Jesse W. Adamson, 85, Lula, died Saturday, August 17, 2002.
A native of Banks County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Marcenia Thomas Adamson. He worked in the textile industry for many years and was a former member of the Lula Town Council. He attended Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
The funeral was Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Whitfield Funeral Home South, with the Rev. Drewery Loggins officiating. Burial was in Old Belton Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Eula Davis Adamson; a son, Ray Adamson, Lula; a sister, Irene Forrester, Homer; and a granddaughter.
For those who wish, a memorial may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Whitfield Funeral Home South, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 21, 2002

Cheryl Ann Butler
Cheryl Ann Butler, 45, Maysville, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of Alvin and Marie Powell Parris, Maysville.
The funeral was Monday, August 19, 2002, at Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Jeter officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband, Michael Butler, a daughter, Michelle Butler, Marietta; a son, Michael Shawn Butler; two sisters, Tina Boswell and Cynthia Parris, both of Maysville; two brothers, Allan Parris, Stockbridge, and Keith Parris, Maysville; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 21, 2002

Carolyn Payne Harris
Carolyn Payne Harris, 61, Gillsville, died Thursday, August 15, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Eva Bellamy Payne. She was a homemaker and a member of the Phi Delta, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 542 and Gillsville Baptist Church.
The funeral was Saturday, August 17, 2002, at Gillsville Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth McEntire and Bill Calhoun officiating.
Survivors include: her husband, John H. Harris; one daughter, Kathy McCoy, Maysville; one son, Don H. Harris, Gillsville; four sisters, Mary Ann Carlan, Betty Jean Payne, Guynell Southerland and Janet Payne, all of Homer; and several grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 21, 2002

Miriam E. Blankenship
Miriam E. Blankenship, 78, Lawrenceville, died Thursday, Aug. 15, at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born July 29, 1924, to the late Paul Webb and Wilma Wood Webb. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Maysville. She was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Blankenship.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Blankenship, Lawrenceville; one son, Paul Blankenship, Homer; one daughter, Susan Hearn, Lawrenceville; two sisters, Julia Savage, Maysville, and Vivian Langford, Gainesville; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Maysville with the Rev. Claude Smithmire officiating. Private internment was held Sunday at the Maysville Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News August 21, 2002


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