Banks County Obituaries...

JANUARY 22, 2003


Ronald S. Scarbrough
Ronald Steven Scarbrough, 45, of Baldwin, died Thursday, January 16, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Lanier Park Campus, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Born in Humboldt, Tenn., on June 20, 1957, Mr. Scarbrough was a son of the late Robert and Nina Scarbrough.
He was employed with A&A Paving Company and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Scarbrough was preceded in death by a brother, Tim Scarbrough.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Humboldt, Tenn.
Mr. Scarbrough is survived by his wife, Rose Crump Scarbrough, Baldwin; daughter, April Scarbrough, Tennessee; step-daughters, Elizabeth Crane, Clarkesville, and Cindy Ferguson, Mt. Airy; step-sons, Wayne Keller, Lavonia, Casey Keller, Carnesville, and Dennis Keller, Hollingsworth; brothers, Jimmy Scarbrough, Glenn Scarbrough, Larry Scarbrough and Bubba Scarbrough, all of Tennessee; sisters, Carol McLemore, Linda Ziegler and Wanda Scarbrough, all of Tennessee; one grandchild and 13 step-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

Alejandro Lopez
Alejandro Lopez, 42, of Gainesville, died Thursday, January 16, 2003.
Mr. Lopez was born October 5, 1960, in Sanenuaro, Mexico. He was a son of the late Otilio Lopez and Francisla Fernandez.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 20, at St. Marks Catholic Church with Father Luis Zarama officiating. Burial was in San Andres Enguaro, M. Pio de Yuriria, GTO, Mexico.
Survivors include two daughters, Rosi Lopez and Brenda Lopez, both of M. Pio de Yuriria, GTO, Mexico; five sisters, Alejandro Lopez and Esperanza Lopez, both of Alto, Onorina Lopez and Ester Lopez, both of Cornelia, and Maria Lopez, Pennsylvania; and two brothers, Jose Lopez and Nico Las Lopez, both of Mexico.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

Bonnie F. Ferguson
Mrs. Bonnie Frances Bradley Ferguson, 77, of Moscow, Texas, formerly of Maysville, died Wednesday, January 15, 2003, in a Lufkin hospital in Texas.
Mrs. Ferguson was born October 20, 1925, in Franklin County. She was the daughter of the late Clint and Lessie Anne Boone.
Mrs. Ferguson was a homemaker and a member of Corrigan Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Ferguson, and a son, Dwight Ferguson.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 18, in the chapel of Corrigan Funeral Home with Brother Raymond Wallace officiating. Burial was in Stryker Cemetery. Jeremy Ferguson, Charlie Hodge, Scott Cayton, Ashley Bacon, Edgar Damien and James Oleinik served as pallbearers.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Donna Ferguson and Wayne Ferguson, all of Marysville, Calif., David and Burness Ferguson, Rolla, Mo., Troy Ferguson, Sacramento, Calif., Derral Ferguson, Warner Robins, and Tony and Ann Ferguson, Moscow, Texas; sister, Hazel Parks, Pendergrass; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

Perry ‘Ray’
Smith Jr.
Perry “Ray” Smith Jr., 40, of Alto, died Monday, January 20, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Mr. Smith was born July 23, 1962, in Hall County. He was employed as a mechanic and was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Clyde Garrison, Jimmy Palmer and Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Smith is survived by his parents, Perry Ray Sr. and Margaret Ivester Smith, Alto; daughter, Scarlett Standridge, Cumming; sister and brother-in-law, Jessie Ann and Chuck Gilliland, Alto; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Amos and Michelle Smith and John and Mary Ann Smith, all of Banks County.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

Wilson Broome
Wilson Broome, 91, of the Hollings-worth Community, Baldwin, died Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at a local nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Broome was born November 12, 1911, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Skid and Fannie Simmons Broome.
Mr. Broome served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a retired farmer. He was a lifetime member of Grant Reeves of VFW Post #7720. In addition to his parents, Mr. Broome was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Simmons Broome, a son, Melvin Broome, and a daughter, Peggy Jean Broome.
He was the last of his immediate family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 23, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Billy Burrell officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain View Baptist Church cemetery with full military honors provided by Rabun County D.A.V. Chapter #15 and Habersham County American Legion Post.
Survivors include one daughter, Bernice Ensurd, Bowling Green, Ky.; two sons, Leroy Broome and Clois Broome, Baldwin; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

Florene A. Lanier
Mrs. Florene Ansley Lanier, 62, of Barnesville, formerly of Cornelia, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at Christian Ministries Hospice in Griffin.
Born in Habersham County on July 3, 1941, Mrs. Lanier was the daughter of Alpha Edmonds Ansley, Cornelia, and the late Robert Ansley.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. According to family members, Mrs. Lanier loved to garden and listen to music.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Ralph Smith officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include special friend, E.C. Bates, Barnesville; daughters, Mary Abernathy, Helen, and Janice Wood, Flowery Branch; sons, Scott Ansley, Cleveland, Lonnie Giles, Cumming, and Russell Giles, Marietta; brothers, Robert Ansley, Cornelia, and Otis Ansley, Rahway, N.J.; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

William K. Scott
William Kim Scott, 30, of Lula, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Scott was a son of Howell “Scotty” and Linda Scott, Martin.
He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer and was affiliated with Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, for several years. Mr. Scott was a Master Mason and a member of the Commerce Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. He was also a member of Grace Baptist Church, Hall County.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 17, at Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Worley officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Tiffany Scott; two sons, Alex Scott and Rora Scott, both of the home; brother, the Rev. Tim Scott, Peachtree City; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hope Lodge, 1552 Shoup Court, Decatur, GA 30033.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

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Doyle
P. Reed
Doyle Payton Reed, 79, of Demorest, formerly of Greensboro, died Saturday, January 18, 2003, at a private nursing home.
Mr. Reed was born November 29, 1923, in Clarke County, a son of the late Willie and Bertha Bolton Reed.
He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and was a retired insurance agent. Mr. Reed was a member of Centennial Baptist Church, Rutledge.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Davie Reed, a sister, Mildred Johnson, and a grandson, Ty Reed.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 20, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Tim Beasley and Wilburn Hill officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Leon Brown officiating at graveside.
Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Frances Bray Reed, Demorest; daughter, Sharolyn Reed Griffin, Homer; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Paul Cheplick, LaGrange; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Caren Reed, Social Circle; six grandchildren, Beth and Tim Beasley, Demorest, Daren and Becky Reed and Scottie Reed, all of Social Circle, Peyton Griffin, Atlanta, and Jami Cheplick and Sydnie Cheplick, both of LaGrange; and six great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

Maureen S. Ostrander
Mrs. Maureen Swingle Ostrander, 55, of Lula, died Saturday, January 18, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in New Jersey on July 15, 1947, Mrs. Ostrander was a daughter of Winifred Wallace Swingle, Lula, and the late John Swingle.
She was a homemaker and a member of Lula United Methodist Church. Mrs. Ostrander was preceded in death by a brother, Dana Swingle.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Phil Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Lula Belton Cemetery.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Ostrander is survived by her husband, W.B. “Mike” Ostrander, Lula; daughters and sons-in-law, Renee and Ed Wilson and Karen and Kenneth Griffin, all of Lula; son, John Reed-Ostrander, Lula; son and daughter-in-law, Dana and Candace Ostrander, Lula; brother, William Goodrich, Endicott, N.Y.; sisters, Betty Gordon, Endicott, N.Y., and Joellen Bradley, Lula; and seven grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

Roger D. Gibby
Roger D. Gibby, 50, of Cornelia, died Thursday, January 16, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Gibby was born on November 18, 1952, in Habersham County. He was the son of the late George Oscar and Mary Latrell Wilkinson Gibby.
Mr. Gibby was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 19, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the Camp Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Angie Gibby, Baldwin; one sister, Sandra Wilbanks, Clarkesville; and one brother, Miles Gibby, Cornelia.
Memorials may be made to the Sharing and Caring Place, 195 Stovall Street, Cornelia, GA 30531, or to the Habersham Soup Kitchen, c/o Fred and Joan Hamby, P.O. Box 1138, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

Hazel L. Reynolds
Ms. Hazel Louise Reynolds, 73, of Homer, died Monday, January 20, 2003, in Atlanta, of an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Charles Hardy officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Campground Cemetery, Cumming.
Survivors include one brother, Preston Hughes, Camden, Ala.; and two sisters, Jean Chafin, Gainesville, and Betty Pittman, Morrow.
Ms. Reynolds was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Hughes.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

Coil L. Minish
Coil Lee Minish, 71, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Minish was a son of the late Melvin and Ruby Mae Green Minish.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired as superintendent of the Gas Department for the City of Commerce. Mr. Minish was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jane Dispain.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Jimmy Owensby and Curtis Green officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Minish is survived by his wife, Sarah Tanner Minish, of the home; one son, Kenny Lee Minish, Commerce; three daughters, Deborah Elaine Patrick, Homer, Audrey Denise Robertson, Maysville, and Wanda Faye Doss, Jefferson; three brothers, Rudolph Minish, Maysville, Douglas Minish, Royston, and Ronnie Thomas Minish, Homer; three sisters, Frances Brown, Homer, Rebecca Williamson, Jefferson, and Linda Jordan, Commerce; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003

Hoyt Carlan
Hoyt Carlan, 68, of Maysville, died Monday, January 20, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Carlan was a son of the late Johnny and Annie Mae Reid Carlan.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Jacob Armour, Ralph Smith and Robert Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Carlan is survived by his wife, Mae P. Carlan, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Wesley and Dottie Carlan, Homer, and Melvin and Becky Carlan, Maysville; brothers, the Rev. Swayne Carlan and Randall Carlan, both of Maysville; brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Gene and Mrs. Martha Jo Carlan, Commerce, and Paul David and Sarah Carlan, Lula; sisters, Mildred Wilson, Lula, and Thelma Brown, Homer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace and Harold Gowder, Maysville, Evelyn and Jim Baker, Center, and Brenda and John Garrison, Gainesville; special friend, Angela Scrotts; and grandson, Jeremy Carlan.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, January 22, 2003


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