Banks County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 2, 2002


A.T. Bond
A.T. Bond, 86, of Stockbridge, formerly of Alto, died Monday, September 30, 2002, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, following a short illness.
Mr. Bond was born in Stephens County on September 2, 1916. He was a son of the late Rafe and Violet Grant Bond.
Mr. Bond was a member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church, Mt. Airy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dollie Ruth Hodges Bond, two brothers, W.R. Bond and Fred Bond, and three sisters, Emily Anderson, Williford Cody and Frances Hill.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 3, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Brent Bond officiating. Burial will be in the B C Grant Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Griffin, Roswell, and Dottie Nelson, Seattle, Wash.; three sons, Doug Bond, Santa Maria, Calif., and George Bond and Fred Bond, both of Stockbridge; one sister, Violet Addy, Toccoa; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hazel Creek Baptist Church, 243 Hazel Creek Road, Mt. Airy, GA 30563.
The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 2, 2002

Ruby L. Glenn
Mrs. Ruby Lillian Huckaby Glenn, 60, of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, September 29, 2002, at Gwinnett Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Born in Clinton, Tenn., on October 5, 1941, Mrs. Glenn was the daughter of the late Leroy Sr. and Elsie Mae Phillips Huckaby.
She was a retired production specialist, Level 2, with Lucent Technologies and was a member of North Clinton Baptist Church, Clinton, Tenn.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Ralph O. Smith and Ray Gentry officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Glenn is survived by her husband, Ray Glenn, Lawrenceville; son, Greg Huckaby, Winder; step-sons, Tim Glenn, Colorado, Steve Glenn, Montana, and Ken Glenn, Auburn; brother, Leroy Huckaby Jr., Clinton, Tenn; sisters, Chestine Wilson, Maxine Wilson, Josephine Martin and Imogene Henderson, all of Clinton, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Nicholas Huckaby, Cody Huckaby, Emily Glenn, Brianna Glenn, Sal Glenn, Billy Glenn and Tara Glenn.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 2, 2002

George H. Thompson
George Hoyt Thompson, 85, of Mt. Airy, died Tuesday, September 24, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Thompson was born August 17, 1917, in Rabun County. He was the son of the late Cleveland and Lassie Lovell Thompson and was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Hershaw and Cleva Taylor.
Mr. Thompson was retired from Chicopee Manufacturing, with 28 years of service, and attended Baldwin Church of God.
He was the last of his immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with Pastors Mike Franklin and Larry Carnes officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Irene Vinson Thompson, Mt. Airy; daughters and sons-in-law, Miriam and Don Moore, Cornelia, and Sue and Larry Carnes, Mt. Airy; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Baldwin Church of God Building Fund, P.O. Box 965, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 2, 2002

Gregory S. Whitlock
Gregory Scott Whitlock, 32, of Athens, died Monday, September 30, 2002.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Whitlock was a son of Judy Ferguson Whitlock and the late William Whitlock.
He graduated with a bachelor of science in computer science from The University of Georgia, where he remained very active in intramural sports and the Ultimate Frisbee Club. Mr. Whitlock was a computer and network specialist for The University of Georgia, as well as the University System of Georgia.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, at The University of Georgia Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Edward Bolen officiating. A reception will be held afterwards at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Holli Rischanne Drummond, Athens; four sisters, Barbara Harbert, Cornelia, Carolyn Whitlock, Gillsville, Kathy Carlan, Canton, and Donna Stallings, Newnan; two brothers, Billy Whitlock and Danny Whitlock, both of Gillsville; 10 nieces and nephews and many close friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 2, 2002

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Sara W. Daniel
Mrs. Sara Wheeler Daniel, 85, of Doraville, died Thursday, September 19, 2002, at Gwinnett Extended Care, Lawrenceville.
Born in Maysville, Jackson County, on April 2, 1917, Mrs. Daniel was the daughter of the late Dan J. Wheeler and the late Ina Doss Wheeler.
She was retired from the Internal Revenue Service, where she was a claims clerk. Mrs. Daniel was preceded in death by her husband, Julian A. Daniel, and three sisters, Edna Mathis, Ora Wheeler and Alda Harbin.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 21, at Oconee Baptist Church, Dry Pond, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Jerrye, and husband, Dan Lail, Loganville, and Susan Daniel, Atlanta; grandchildren, Marie and Jimmy Leach, Lawrenceville, Ronda Wright, Atlanta, and Phillip Ellis, Doraville; great-grandchildren, Vance Leach, Daniel Leach and Brooke Wright; sisters, Wilda, and husband, Wilburn Martin, Maysville, and Nell Brown, Maysville; brother, Daniel J. Wheeler Jr., Commerce; aunt and uncle, Helen and Homer Howard, Austell; and a number of nieces and nephews.
R.T. Patterson Funeral Home, Norcross, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 2, 2002

Jimmy Ferguson
James Issac “Jimmy” Ferguson, 85, of Diboll, Texas, formerly of Maysville, died Sunday, September 15, 2002.
Mr. Ferguson was a son of the late James and Willie Deen Ferguson. He was preceded in death by a son, Dwight Ferguson.
Mr. Ferguson served in the U.S. Air Force. During World War II, he fought in the Philippines and the Panama Canal Zone.
Mr. Ferguson retired from the military with 21 years of service in 1959. Afterwards, he retired with 16 years of employment with Pacific Gas and Electric in California. Mr. Ferguson was a member of Commerce Church of Christ before he and his wife moved to Texas this year.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, in the chapel of Corrigan Funeral Home with Raymond Wallace, Corrigan Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Stryker Cemetery, Corrigan, Texas.
Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie Bradley Ferguson, Diboll, Texas; six sons, Bill Ferguson, Wayne Ferguson and Troy Ferguson, all of California, David Ferguson, Missouri, Derral Ferguson, Georgia, and Tony Ferguson, Texas; three sisters, Clota Balleau, New Mexico, Mae Dickerson, Georgia, and Jennie Ramsey, Texas; sister-in-law, Hazel Parks, Georgia; and a multitude of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 2, 2002

Mary A. Smith
Mrs. Mary Annette Smith, 65, of Jefferson, died Sunday, September 29, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Smith was born July 24, 1937, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Curtis and Addie Jackson Dowdy.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a brother, Lyndon Dowdy.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 1, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cody Dowdy, Jerry Dowdy, Chris Nelms, Donald Segars, Curtis Smith, Lee Tompkins and Jerry Wilkes served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Jerry Smith, Jefferson; two daughters, Bonnie Anglin, Maysville, and Janice Nelms, Jefferson; one son, Curtis Smith, Ila; one brother, Branson Dowdy, Jefferson; and 11 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church Emergency Fund.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 2, 2002

Jessie B. Hood
Mrs. Jessie Barrett Hood, 74, of Atlanta, died Monday, September 30, 2002.
A native of Forsyth County, Mrs. Hood was retired from Union Camp, with 25 years of service, where she worked as a drill press operator. She was a member of University Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross. Burial was in Peachtree Memorial Park.
Mrs. Hood is survived by her husband, Howard Hood, Atlanta; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Conrad Richards, Atlanta, and Beverly and Jimmy Roberts, Alto; brothers, Ford Barrett and Ira Barrett, both of Cumming; sisters, Dessie Corn, Norcross, and Eva Blackledge, Chamblee; granddaughter and her husband, Wendee and Mark Lewallen, Baldwin; and two great-grandchildren, Aaron Lewallen and Katee Lewallen, both of Baldwin.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319, (404) 869-3079.
Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 2, 2002


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