Banks County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 20, 2002


Essie L. Wilbanks
Miss Essie Lou Wilbanks, 93, of Alto, died Sunday, November 17, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Miss Wilbanks was born in Stephens County on February 15, 1909. She was a daughter of the late W.F. and Mary Stewart Wilbanks and was preceded in death by four sisters, Annie Wilbanks, Lola Wilbanks, Etta Caudell and Lavada Franklin, and two brothers, Gardner Wilbanks and Marler Wilbanks.
Miss Wilbanks was retired from Carwood Manufacturing Company as plant manager, with a number of years service, and was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was past member of the Women’s Missionary Union. She was also a member of AARP and served as Secretary.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 18, at Mud Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Verner London officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Lomie Thomason, Alto; a brother, Ferd Wilbanks, Alto; a niece reared in the home, Irene Swaim, Cornelia; and nephews reared in the home, Eugene Franklin, Alto, and James Franklin, Cornelia.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 20, 2002

Frank McClellon
Frank McClellon, 64, of Cornelia, died Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in White County on April 30, 1938, Mr. McClellon was the son of Maude Holcomb McClellon, Cornelia, and the late Howard McClellon.
He was a retired construction and heavy equipment operator and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Mr. McClellon was preceded in death by a brother, Lamar “Shorty” McClellon.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 15, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Verner London officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. McClellon is survived by his wife, Louise Tomlin McClellon, Cornelia; one daughter, Denise Gunn, Demorest; two sons, Danny McClellon and Daryl McClellon, both of Cornelia; five brothers, Lee McClellon and Freddie McClellon, both of Cornelia, Keith McClellon and Jack McClellon, both of Cleveland, and Kenneth McClellon, Alto; five sisters, Dorothy Brock, Cornelia, Gladys Kinsey and Linda Allen, both of Demorest, Edna McCallister, Cleveland, and Dooley McClellon, Gainesville; four grandchildren, Shane McClellon, Bo Gunn, Harley Gunn and Wesley McClellon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 20, 2002

Mary L. Stockton
Mrs. Mary Lee Stockton, 68, of Maysville, died Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of a brief illness.
Mrs. Stockton was born January 16, 1934, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Will and Ethel Sealy Cofield.
She was a homemaker, a former waitress and was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Stockton was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Joe Walter Stockton Jr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at Center Grove Baptist Church, Pendergrass, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Phillip Cofield, Michael Elrod, Allen Stockton, Jeremiah Stockton, Scott Stockton and Richard Williams served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four sons, Clifford Stockton and Edward Stockton, both of Jefferson, Hal Stockton, Gainesville, and Roger Stockton, Birmingham, Ala.; three brothers, Clifford Cofield and Sidney Cofield, both of Gainesville, and Hoyt Cofield, Jefferson; six sisters, Linda Cofield and Bonnie Elrod, both of Commerce, Brenda Langford, Kennesaw, Aggie Prickett, Thomasville, Jennie Stockton, Braselton, and Nellie Watkins, Maysville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 20, 2002

Karen L. Allen
Miss Karen Lynn Allen, 40, of Commerce, died Monday, November 18, 2002, at her residence.
Miss Allen was born December 8, 1961, in Clarke County. She was a daughter of Floyd F. “Andy” and Ola Mae Barbee Allen, Commerce.
Miss Allen was employed with Fine Finish Service Center, Danielsville, and was a member of Rogers Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, at Rogers Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to her parents, Miss Allen is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Charles Watkins, Commerce.
Memorials may be made to Rogers Baptist Church, 1020 Short Seagraves Road, Commerce, GA 30530, or to Fine Finish Service Center, P.O. Box 319, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 20, 2002

Eloise M. Land
Mrs. Eloise McConnell Land, 86, of Cornelia, died Friday, November 15, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Mrs. Land was born December 8, 1915, in Macon County, N.C., a daughter of the late Alvin Loren and Bessie Ledford McConnell.
She was a homemaker and a member of Prentiss Baptist Church. Mrs. Land was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Land Sr., and two sons, Melvin Land and Delmar Land.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Sunday, November 17, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. O.L. McCullough officiating. Burial was in the Prentiss Baptist Church cemetery, Franklin, N.C.
Survivors include three sons, William Henry Land Jr., J.C. Land and Michael Land, all of Cornelia; two sisters, Charlotte McConnell Carver, Cornelia, and Bonnie McConnell Callahan, Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, J.B. McConnell and R.L. McConnell, both of Franklin, N.C.; and one grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Eloise Land Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 866, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 20, 2002

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James W. Posey
James W. Posey, 86, of Cartersville, died Sunday, November 17, 2002.
Mr. Posey was born in Breman on March 16, 1916. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II, and was a retired manager with Southern Seed Company. Mr. Posey was a member of Rowland Springs Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hope Hinson Posey.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, with the Rev. Joe Ringwalt and Chris McSwain officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery, Cornelia.
Mr. Posey is survived by his wife, Beaulah Davis Posey, Cartersville; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Mickey Robinson, Alto, Susie and Robert Humphries, Marietta, and Gail and Harry Childers, Cartersville; son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Donna Posey, Dahlonega; sisters, Frances Koenig, McDonough, and Flora Boling, Madison; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Owen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
The Banks County News, November 20, 2002

Annie L. Minish
Mrs. Annie Lou Minish, 90, of Commerce, died Friday, November 15, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born in Madison County on May 14, 1912, Mrs. Minish was a daughter of the late Frank and Willie Burroughs Holcomb.
She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of Apple Valley Baptist Church. Mrs. Minish was preceded in death by her husband, A.E. Tom Minish.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 17, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Henry Webb and Blaine Helton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Payton and Bessie Minish, Commerce; granddaughter and husband, Cindy and Danny Whitlock, Commerce; great-grandson, Gabrielle Whitlock, Commerce; brother, Jack Holcomb, Gainesville; and sisters, Eva Todd, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Betty Helton and Grace Anchors, both of Cleveland, and Bernice Forziati, Sautee.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 20, 2002

Joe Krause
Joseph Anderson “Joe” Krause, 20, of Carnesville, died Sunday, November 17, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Born November 1, 1982, in Commerce, Mr. Krause was a son of Paul Michael and Robin Elizabeth Stradley Krause, Carnesville.
He was a 2001 graduate of Banks County High School and attended Emmanuel College, where he was a centerfielder with the Emmanuel College Lions Baseball team. Mr. Krause was a member of Homer United Methodist Church.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, at Homer United Methodist Church with the Rev. James McLendon officiating. Burial was in Banks County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, William Clarke “Bill” Krause; maternal grandparents, Dillard Anderson and Patricia Elizabeth Bursley Stradley; and paternal grandparents, Philip Martin Krause Sr. and Evelyn Ollie Paksyla Krause.
Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel College Baseball Program or to Homer United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Homer, GA 30547.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 20, 2002

H. Stoy Edwards
H. Stoy Edwards, 86, of Commerce, died Friday, November 15, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Edwards was born December 10, 1915, in Jackson County, a son of the late Jim and Mollie Short Edwards.
He was a retired poultry farmer and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Henry Webb and Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Ronald Edwards, Carnesville; two daughters, Cecelia Martin, Carnesville, and Melba Miller, Commerce; one sister, Mary Leen Evans, Commerce; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 20, 2002

Fred Lowery
Fred Lowery, 85, of Cornelia, died Sunday, November 17, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Greene County on May 27, 1917, Mr. Lowery was a son of the late Ervin Lowery and Hortense Anderson Lowery.
He was a former employee of Community Bank and Trust, with several years service, and was a member of Cornelia United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Cornelia Lodge #92 F&AM.
Mr. Lowery was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Dillard Lowery, a son, David Lowery, and a sister, Edith Carroll.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, at Cornelia United Methodist Church with the Revs. Wayne Smith, Marcus Martin and Bob Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Don Cantrell and Debra and Mel Thomason, all of Dacula; sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis and Jeanne Lowery, Macon, and Jeffrey and Debbie Lowery, Mt. Airy; sons, Danny Lowery, Cumming, and Tommy Lowery, Gainesville; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 20, 2002


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