Banks County Obituaries...

APRIL 9, 2003


Audrey L. Hill
Mrs. Audrey Lydia Hill, 80, of Homer, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Lanier Park Hospital of an extended illness.
A native of Bartow County, Mrs. Hill was the daughter of the late Lee Bur and Susan Bruce Lahman. She was the wife of the late Ernest Hill.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Homer Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Crabbe officiating. Burial will be in Banks County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one son, Harold Hill, Homer; one daughter, Alma Jo Lord, Homer; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one niece.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. The body will lie in state from 1:30 p.m. until the funeral hour on Thursday. The family is at the residence.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003

Ethel B. Routh
Mrs. Ethel B. Routh, 97, of Maysville, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at her residence.
A native of Franklin County, N.C., Mrs. Routh was the daughter of the late Jerome and Mary Elizabeth Ball, and the wife of the late J.J. Routh.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Jack L. Routh, J. Edward Routh and Robert L. Routh.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Shannon Hills Chapel with the Rev. Charles Crawford officiating. Burial was in Gulford Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Cleta M. Noller, Maysville, and Nona L. Byrd, Brown Summit, N.C.; and many, many grandchildren and many, many great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of local arrangements, with Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements in Greensboro, N.C.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003

Carolyn S. Moon
Mrs. Carolyn S. Moon, 74, of Loganville, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003.
Mrs. Moon retired as a postal worker after 11 years with the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of Homer United Methodist Church.
“A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Moon enjoyed camping and farming on their old homeplace in Banks County,” said family members. “She also enjoyed traveling and staying active in her senior group, such as her Senior Citizen Bingo Group.”
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, in the chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville, with the Revs. James McLendon and Fred Bedingfield officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Loganville.
Mrs. Moon is survived by her husband, L.T. Moon, Loganville; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Anne Moon, Homer, and Steve and Beverly Moon, Loganville; sister, Connie Hodges, Winter Park, Fla.; grandchildren, Matthew and Daphne Moon, Maysville, Samantha Moon, Fayetteville, N.C., Tanya Moon, Loganville, and Steven and Kelly Moon, Suwanee; great-grandchildren, Tyler Moon and Emily Moon, both of Maysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003

Evelyn W. Barron
Mrs. Evelyn Wright Barron, 96, of Alto, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Barron was born in Polk County on February 2, 1907. She was the daughter of the late William Howard Wright and Alice Stephenson Wright.
Mrs. Barron was a school teacher, retiring in 1969, with 20 years of service, and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. “Bill” Barron, and a granddaughter, Tara Hester.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Revs. Furman Lewis and Tommy Stowe officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Andy Waldrop, Alto; daughter, Alice Cunningham, Winston-Salem, N.C.; brother, Walter S. Wright, Rockmart; and granddaughters, Eleanor Kilpatrick, Knoxville, Tenn., and Liesl Marmon, Alpharetta.
Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 488, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003

Paul Flowers
Paul Flowers, 60, of Baldwin, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
A native of Tennessee, Mr. Flowers was born October 30, 1942, a son of the late Wesley Thomas and Pauline Colley Flowers.
He received his masters degree in education from the University of Georgia and taught in the Jackson County School System for a number of years. He was also owner and operator of School Factory, a school supply company.
Mr. Flowers was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and was a member of the Cornelia Church of Christ.
“He gave more to life than he took from it,” said family members. “He will be woefully missed by friends and family, but mostly by his beloved son and wife.”
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with Ron Cope officiating.
Mr. Flowers is survived by his wife, Sara Stephens Flowers, Baldwin; son, Jason Flowers, Baldwin; step-son, Mickey Reynolds, Athens; step-daughter, Penny Nuss, Athens; sister, Paulette Flowers, Nashville, Tenn.; brothers, Dale Flowers and Charles Flowers, both of Nashville, Tenn., and Neil Flowers, South Carolina; and three step-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Cornelia Church of Christ, 429 S. Main Street, Cornelia, GA 30531, or to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003

Henry C. Dodd
Henry C. Dodd, 68, of Alto, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born August 26, 1934, in Habersham County, Mr. Dodd was a son of the late Travis and Esther Coley Dodd.
He retired from Fieldale Corp., with 27 years of service, and was of the Holiness denomination. Mr. Dodd was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilkie and David Dodd.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial was in the Dodd Family Cemetery.
Survivors include four brothers, Thurston (Peck) Dodd, Lula, and Melton, Tommie and Dennis Dodd, all of Alto; three sisters, Mary Hopkins, Cornelia, and Lillian (Tootsie) Dodd and Shelby Jean Stewart, both of Alto; and several nieces and nephews.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003

Taft ‘Pete’ Leach
Taft Lee “Pete” Leach, 68, of Cornelia, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Born in Habersham County on August 10, 1934, Mr. Leach was a son of the late Monroe and Hattie Belle Tanksley Leach.
He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Leach was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Leach.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Roy Lee Mitchell and Lloyd Free officiating.
Survivors include two sisters, Delores Leach, Salisbury, N.C., and Christine Bowles, Gastonia, N.C.; one brother, Willis “Dub” Leach, Commerce; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003
Walter L. Crutchfield
Walter L. Crutchfield, 71, of Lula, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Crutchfield was born October 31, 1931, in Alabama. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during Vietnam, and retired from Kenbar Manufacturing.
Mr. Crutchfield was troop leader and assistant scout master of the Banks County Boy Scouts Troop 106 and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Council and the Order of the Arrow. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Crutchfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Raymond Payne and Ronnie Norton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors provided by Rabun County D.A.V. Chapter 15 and Habersham County American Legion Post 84.
Mr. Crutchfield is survived by his wife, Kathy Lynn Van Alstyne Crutchfield, Lula; daughters, Janet L. Cragg, Lula, and Vicki Allen, North Carolina; sons, William Crutchfield, Mt. Ulla, N.C., and John Crutchfield, Lula; brother, L.M. Crutchfield, Augusta; sister, Sara Pascal, Alabama; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dean and June Van Alstyne, Gainesville; and grandsons, Kevin and Brian Allen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, c/o Banks County Troop 106.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003

Jan W. Moore
Mrs. Jan Wiley Moore, 52, of Homer, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center of an extended illness.
A native of Fulton County, Mrs. Moore was a daughter of James and Martha Wiley, Homer.
She was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in the Nails Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Paula Bond, Homer; daughter, Stacie Bond, Carnesville; brothers, Jimmy Wiley, Carnesville, and Donald Wiley, Commerce; sister, Melissa Beatty, Homer; and one granddaughter.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003

Laura L. Maney
Mrs. Laura Lucille Nix Maney, 84, of Baldwin, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Mrs. Maney was born July 23, 1918, in Rabun County, and moved with her family to Habersham County at the age of 2. She was a daughter of the late Rober “Rob” Nix and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Martin Nix.
Mrs. Maney and her husband, Jewell Pruitt Maney Sr., formerly owned Maney’s Suit Shop in Toccoa. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Demorest Church of God. Mrs. Maney was preceded in death by a son, Jewell Pruitt Maney Jr., and brothers and sisters, Floyd and Minor Hunnicutt, C.C. Nix, Rosalee Taylor Church, Mildred Williams and Magnolia Carlan.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Revs. William Cox and Mike Franklin officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Len Pirkle officiating at graveside.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Melvin King and Shirlee and Jarrell Williams, all of Cornelia; daughter-in-law, Joyce R. Maney, Oxford, Ala.; sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard L. and Jeanette Maney, Larry J. and Jane Maney and Bobby J. and Vicki Maney, all of Baldwin; sister, Bobbie Whitlock, Demorest; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003

John W. Duncan
John William Duncan, 79, of Alto, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville.
Mr. Duncan was born February 27, 1924, in Hall County. He was a son of the late John Dewey and Minnie Crumley Duncan.
Mr. Duncan was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and was a member of the Lula Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of Belton Baptist Church, where he served as oldest deacon.
Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by three brothers, Herman Duncan, Vernon Duncan and Otho Duncan.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Cecil Thomas and Robert Nix officiating. Burial was in the Belton Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Tony Kemp officiating at graveside.
Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Edith Ayers Duncan, Alto; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and the Rev. Tony Kemp, Clarkesville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Duncan, Flowery Branch; sons, Winston Duncan, Delta Junction, Alaska, and Phillip Duncan, Baldwin; brothers, Qunnion Duncan, Franklin, and Jesse Duncan, Alto; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Belton Baptist Church Building Fund.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003

Johnnie D. Collins
Mrs. Johnnie Denise Jones Collins, 45, of Commerce, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens.
Born February 26, 1958, in Hall County, Mrs. Collins was a daughter of the late Talmadge Eugene and Winnie Blanch Smallwood Jones.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jim McLendon officiating. Burial will be in the Springway Baptist Church Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, Johnny “Cooter” Collins, Commerce; one brother, Travis Jones, Maysville; and three sisters, Janice Bost and Judy McCannon, both of Pendergrass, and Ruthie Kitchens, Comer.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003

O.C. ‘Cecil’ Murdock
O.C. “Cecil” Murdock, 94, of Commerce, formerly of Wichita Falls, Texas, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Murdock was born April 25, 1908, in Monahan County, Texas, the son of the late Sidney Estes and Nettie Gertrude Murdock.
He was a retired grocery man and a member of City View Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Chad Payne officiating. Burial was in the Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Murdock is survived by his wife, Anna Belle Mobley Murdock, Commerce; one son, Buddy Charles Murdock, Commerce; one sister, Erine Mae Harpole, Golden, Texas; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 9, 2003


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