Banks County Obituaries...

APRIL 30, 2003


Horace
‘Pee Wee’ Nalley
Horace “Pee Wee” Nalley, 69, of Maysville, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at his residence of a brief illness.
Mr. Nalley was a son of the late Harley Roscoe and Viola Pearl Jenkins Nalley. He was a retired truck driver.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, at Diamond Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Elmer Maddox and Dennis Harris officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Nalley is survived by his wife, Shirley Nalley, of the home; three daughters, Shirley Teresa Turpin and Shelia Deloris Lackey, both of Maysville, and Nancy Gwyn Greenway, Gainesville; one brother, Willie Gene Nalley, Gainesville; one granddaughter, Lori Gwyn Samples; and one great-granddaughter, Tori Faith Tatum.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

Carmella
V. Monetti
Mrs. Carmella Villaggio Monetti, 83, of Baldwin, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Monetti was born in Newark, N.J., on June 16, 1919. She was a daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina Nesta Villaggio.
Mrs. Monetti was a former employee of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in Freehold, N.J., and a former communicant of St. Aloysius Church in Jackson, N.J. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Monetti, and a daughter, Michelle Bucciarello.
A funeral mass was held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 28, at St. Aloysius Church. Entombment was in Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River, N.J.
Survivors include two sons, Matthew Monetti, Baldwin, and Michael Monetti Jr., Sayreville, N.J.; two daughters, Charlotte Bongiovanni, Flemington, N.J., and Angela Juganne, Vero Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, Adelphia, N.J., was in charge of arrangements with Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, in charge of local arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

Cody C. Holbrooks
Cody Cheyenne Holbrooks, 7, of Cornelia, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Cody was born April 13, 1996, in Habersham County. He was a son of Jerry Lee and Robin Lynn Barnes Holbrooks, Cornelia.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Gaines officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to his parents, Cody is survived by a brother, Dyllan Holbrooks, Cornelia; maternal grandparents, the Rev. Henry and Virginia Barnes, Demorest; paternal grandparents, Lee Holbrooks, Mt. Airy, and Kathy and Joe Watts, Clarkesville; great-grandparents, Joe and Hazel Lunsford, Clarkesville, and William “Slim” and Ellene Holbrooks, Mt. Airy; aunts, Carolene Chandler, Mt. Airy, and Sue Chandler, Baldwin; and great-great-uncle and great-great-aunt, Raymond and Evelyn Holbrooks, Baldwin.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

Hollis C. Lambert
Hollis Cecil Lambert, 59, of Maysville, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Lambert was born April 2, 1944, in Monroe, Mich., a son of Retta Longworth Lambert, Knoxville, Tenn., and the late Ira Cecil Lambert.
He was employed as a maintenance worker with Con Agra, Gainesville, and was a member of Pleasant Acres Baptist Church.
Funeral services were to have been held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Harold Millsaps officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Holly Springs Methodist Church Cemetery, Pendergrass.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Lambert is survived by his wife, Deborah Lambert, Maysville; five daughters, Margie Coffee, Eva Lambert and Melinda Lambert, all of Gainesville, Manda Hudgins, Flowery Branch, and Kimberly Lambert, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; one brother, Phillip P. Lambert, Maynardville, Tenn.; three sisters, Lena Sue Mathews and Iva Lou Wallace, both of Knoxville, Tenn., and Lela Karen Woodby, Sweetwater, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

Walter Jackson
Walter Jackson, 78, of Commerce, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Jackson was born November 17, 1924, in Fulton County. He was the son of the late Jude Jackson and Mary Souther Howington.
Mr. Jackson was a retired carpenter and a member of Wahoo Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Old Lyme Ct.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Mildred Houlihan Jackson, Commerce; a sister, Annie Washo, Seattle, Wash.; and a number of grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

Jimmy R. Dorsey
Jimmy Ray Dorsey, 65, of Hoschton, a U.S. Army veteran, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Lanier Park Hospital.
Born in Hall County, Mr. Dorsey was a son of the late Joe and Mary Gailey Dorsey. He had resided in Hoschton for the past 31 years.
Mr. Dorsey was a retired superintendent with the City of Gainesville Street Department and attended Center Union Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Everest Carlisle and Mike Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Hoschton City Cemetery.
Mr. Dorsey is survived by his wife, Lera Dorsey, Hoschton; children, Staff Sergeant Tim Dorsey, Ft. Riley, Kan., Donna Hughes, Mt. Airy, and Dennis Dorsey, Hoschton; sister, Kay Smallwood, Homer; brother, Douglas Dorsey, Locus Fork, Ala.; five grandchildren; and a number of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

Karla M. Lucas
Karla Maylinn Lucas, 2, daughter of Carlos and Maria Lucas, Mt. Airy, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Karla was born November 16, 2000, in Habersham County. She attended St. Mark’s Catholic Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with Father Luis Zarama officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
In addition to her parents, Karla is survived by two sisters, Cindy Rodriguez and Yesenia Lucas, both of Mt. Airy; and grandparents, Alberta Garcia, Baldwin, and Pedro and Francesca Lucas, Guatemala.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

Nelson F. Baugh
Nelson F. Baugh, 55, of Commerce, died Sunday, April 27, 2003.
Mr. Baugh was a son of Julius Baugh, Alexander City, Ala., and the late Mozell Gowder Baugh.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Lee Baugh, and a sister, Martha Baugh.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include a sister, Linda Boswell, Maysville; and brothers, Andy Baugh, Alexander City, Ala., and Thomas Rylee, Maysville.
Memorials may be made to the BJC Family Council, c/o Mrs. John E. Pardue, P.O. Box 208, Commerce, GA 30529.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

John B. Haggard
John Bart Haggard, 38, of Commerce, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born November 24, 1964, in Clarke County, Mr. Haggard was a son of Clarence Randall and Dorothy Edmondson Haggard, Commerce.
Mr. Haggard was employed in pipe line construction and was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Mike Hardigree officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to his parents, survivors include two daughters, Alex Haggard and Victoria Haggard, both of Commerce; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bret and Sandra Haggard and Wade and Christie Haggard, all of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

June S. Maselli
Mrs. June Stansell Maselli, 67, of Com-merce, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Maselli was born November 5, 1935, in Henry County, a daughter of the late Howard and Nell Williams Stansell.
She was a minister and a member of the Church of Winder.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donnie Pennington officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Maselli is survived by her husband, Nicholas J. Maselli, Commerce; two daughters, Melody G. Easterwood, Stockbridge, and Maleia G. Smith, Canton; three step-daughters, Pamela Craft, Villa Rica, Vickie Shoop, Buford, and Michelle Milk, Las Vegas, Nev.; two step-sons, Ricky Maselli, Fayetteville, and Rocky Maselli, West Palm Beach, Fla.; one sister, Jacqueline Hightower, Conyers; 12 grandchildren; and a special friend, Mavis Peevey, Norcross.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

Margaret L. Ginn
Mrs. Margaret Lucille Woodall Ginn, 88, of Commerce, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Ginn was born September 15, 1914, in Alabama, the daughter of John Q. and Cora Margaret James Woodall.
She retired from Harmony Grove Mills and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Ginn was preceded in death by her first husband, David Wilbern Strickland, and her second husband, J.T. Ginn.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Stuart Lang officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a son, Wilbern F. Strickland, Flowery Branch; a daughter, Lucille Virginia Hillyer-Bente, Nome, Alaska; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003
Alta M. Voshell
Mrs. Alta M. Hooper Voshell, 79, of Commerce, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born October 3, 1923, in Banks County, Mrs. Voshell was the daughter of the late Perry Green and Lillie Belle Allen Hooper.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce.
Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating.
Mrs. Voshell is survived by her husband, Bert Voshell, Commerce; a daughter, Kay Caputi, Commerce; a grandson, William D. Bending, Commerce; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the BJC Nursing Home Activity Fund, c/o Christy Welch, 70 Medical Center Drive, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

Ann C. Hite
Mrs. Ann Crane Hite, 54, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Clarkesville, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Long Beach Community Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Hite was born in Stephens County on June 13, 1948. She was employed as a clerk with the City of Long Beach Police Department.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Yonah Memorial Gardens with the Rev. David McClendon officiating.
Mrs. Hite is survived by her parents, Tom Crane and Estelle B. Crane, both of Clarkesville.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

Reeves E. Church
Reeves E. Church, 87, of Cornelia, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Church was born March 2, 1916, in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Charles and Vina Hicks Church.
Mr. Church was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He retired from Georgia Power as a supervisor, with 36 years of service, and was a member of The Ambassadors Club of Retired Employees. Mr. Church was also a member of the Cornelia First Baptist Church and Cornelia Lodge #92 F&AM.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ervin Church and Howard Church, and a sister, Cora Lee Church Irvin.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with Dr. T. Logan Smith officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens with Masonic Grave Rites provided by the Cornelia Lodge #92 F&AM.
Mr. Church is survived by his wife, Alma Frye Church, Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Col. Doug and Evelyn Reeves Church, Clarkesville; sister, Mary Bowen, Demorest; brother, Lewis Church, Demorest; three grandchildren, Tracey and David Shalikashvili, Lawrenceville, Bryan Church, Atlanta, and Brent Church, Buford; and three great-grandchildren, Kyra Shalikashvili, Katerina Shalikashvili and Alexandra Shalikashvili, all of Lawrenceville.
Memorials may be made to the Cornelia First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

Ronald Faircloth
Ronald Faircloth, 81, of Commerce, formerly of East-man, died Friday, April 25, 2003.
A native of Dodge County, Mr. Faircloth was a son of the late David W. Faircloth and Rebecca Clements Faircloth. He was the husband of the late Kitty Huff Faircloth.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Faircloth was a retired educator for the State of Georgia and was former principal of Screven High School, Jones County High School and Clinch County High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eastman and a member of the Merrill’s Marauders.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the chapel of Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home, Eastman, with the Rev. Carl Ledbetter and Dr. Jerry Peele officiating. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Dodge County, with military honors. Sean Scoggins, Seth Scoggins, Patrick Faircloth, Phillip Faircloth, Stan Johns, Austin DeLoach and Larry Faircloth served as pallbearers. Musicians for the service were Becky Woodard and Patricia Williams.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Patricia F. Scoggins and Amory Scoggins, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck Faircloth and Kathy Faircloth, Macon; brother, the Rev. Howard Faircloth, Eastman; and four grandchildren, Sean Scoggins, Seth Scoggins, Amy Faircloth and Patrick Faircloth.
Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, April 30, 2003

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