Banks County Obituaries...

MAY 14, 2003


Aaron D. Cain
Aaron Dewayne Cain, 33, of Homer, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Cain was a son of Thomas Aaron Cain and Callie Franklin Helton.
He was employed with Milliken Industries in Toccoa.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dennis Wade officiating. Burial was in Banks County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Mary Cain, of the home; three sons, Austin Cain, Justin Cain and Dustin Cain, all of the home; two brothers, Joe Cain, Murrayville, and Jason Cain, Gillsville; and one sister, Lisa Cain, Pendergrass.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 14, 2003

Cory L. Boggs
Mrs. Cory Lea Barnes Boggs, 88, of Baldwin, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Mrs. Boggs was born November 15, 1914, in Habersham County, the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Herrin Barnes.
She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Boggs was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Luther Williams officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kenneth Franklin officiating at graveside.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen B. Ivie and Betty Lewallen, both of Baldwin; one brother, Claude Barnes, Cornelia; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 14, 2003

Naomi E. Baird
Mrs. Naomi Estelle Phillips Baird, 86, of Commerce, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at St. Mary’s Longterm Care Center.
Mrs. Baird was born February 18, 1917, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Talmadge and Tempie Mae Hembree Phillips.
Mrs. Baird was a homemaker and a member of Nicholson Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Baird, and a daughter, Evelyn Baird.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Nicholson Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church with the Revs. Ellis Cooper and Marty Smith officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include two sons, Joe Baird, Commerce, and Phillip Baird, Jefferson; one daughter, Cheryl Franklin, Commerce; one brother, Okie Phillips, Commerce; two sisters, Myrtle Lee Brock, Elberton, and Mary Ann Loggins, Statham; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 14, 2003

John C.
McDuffie Jr.
John C. McDuffie Jr., 67, of Commerce, a U.S. Army veteran, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born February 3, 1936, in Banks County, Mr. McDuffie was a son of the late John C. McDuffie Sr. and Leona Moore McDuffie.
He retired from Martin Mechanical Contractors and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce, with Pastor Stuart Lang and the Rev. David Harbin officiating.
Mr. McDuffie is survived by his wife, Carolyn Haggard McDuffie, Commerce; son, Ricky Dean McDuffie, Jefferson; daughter, Cindy Cox, Thomson; brothers, Gene McDuffie, Joe McDuffie and Leon McDuffie, all of Commerce; sisters, Betty McClung, Dorothy Mizelle, Mamie Payne and Johnnie Shubert, all of Commerce, Winnie Roach, Fayetteville, and Gracie Shubert, Lula; three grandsons and one step-granddaughter.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 14, 2003

Bernice L. Hall
Mrs. Bernice Lee Hall, 74, of Cornelia, formerly of Lee’s Summit, Mo., died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Randolph County on July 26, 1928, Mrs. Hall was a daughter of the late William E. and Lillian Brown Ragan.
She was a homemaker, had worked as a secretary, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cornelia.
Family members said “she enjoyed quilting and traveling in their Air Stream.”
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the First Presbyterian Church of Cornelia.
Mrs. Hall is survived by her husband, Robert P. Hall, Cornelia; daughter, Kathryn Hall, Clearwater, Fla.; son, Robert P. Hall Jr., Lee’s Summit, Mo.; sisters, Faye Jones, Cuthbert, Ethel Leer, St. Augustine, Fla., Bette Moore, Lexington, N.C., and Helen Sawyer, Salisbury, N.C.; and grandsons, Clint Hall and Keith Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Barbara Fortenberry, 2062 Highway 115, Demorest, GA 30535.
The family will receive friends in Scoggins Hall following the service.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 14, 2003

J.D. Miller
James Daniel “J.D.” Miller, 75, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Miller was born in Franklin County on September 29, 1927, a son of the late Joe and Katie Fowler Miller.
He was owner of J.D. Miller Trucking, Inc. and was a retired poultry and cattle farmer. Mr. Miller was a member of Bethel M. Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 24 years. He was preceded in death by two brothers, R.V. and Bobby Miller, and a sister, Betty Milner.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Bethel M. Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth Segars and Mike Sarna officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ralph House, Franklin Fortson, Randy Watson, Herschel Dalton, Nick Adams and Charles Temple served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Coile and Garnett Moon.
Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Eula Mae Brown Miller, Danielsville; two sons, R. Edwin Miller, Comer, and J. David Miller, Danielsville; four brothers, L.C. Miller, Nicholson, Melvin Miller, Ila, Herbert Miller, Comer, and Rufus Miller, Athens; three sisters, Jettie Mae Coile, Danielsville, Frances Parr, Ila, and Jessie Lee Culpepper, Pelham; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 14, 2003
Eugene Reed Jr. &
Victoria L. Reed
Eugene Reed Jr. and his wife, Victoria Louise Reed, of Oakwood, died Thursday, May 8, 2003.
Mr. Reed was born August 2, 1951, in Hall County. He was employed as a supervisor with Cargill in Gainesville and was a member of Gillsville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Reed Sr., and his step-father, Robert Lee Burell.
Mrs. Reed was born in Hall County on January 17, 1956. She was a homemaker and a member of Gillsville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Stephens.
Joint funeral services were held for the couple at 3 p.m. Monday, May 12, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Bill Calhoun and Brent Roberts officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include three daughters, Regina Willhouse, Maysville, Misty Reed, Gainesville, and Crystal Reed, Oakwood; six grandsons, Michael, Brandon, Chazmen, Collinn and Nicholas Willhouse and Deandrea Hollis; and one granddaughter, Aleigha Roll.
Mr. Reed is also survived by his mother, Lovenia Burell, Gainesville; sisters, Karen Orr, Pam Parker and Dorothy McEver, all of Oakwood; and brothers, Pat Reed, Robert Burell, Ricky Burell and Ronnie Lee Burell, all of Gainesville.
Mrs. Reed is also survived by her mother, Bessie Mae Stephens, Alabama; sister and brother-in-law, Debra and Earl Bell, Gainesville; sister, Sybil Croy, Dahlonega; brother, Donald Stephens, Florida; and nephew, Stanley Gravitt.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 14, 2003

John A.
Hendrixson IV
John A. (Adam) Hendrixson IV, 31, of Toccoa, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Hendrixson was born in Habersham County on May 8, 1972. He was a mechanic with Northeast Georgia Tire and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Richard Scoggins and Cleve Allen officiating. Burial was in the Welcome Home Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Connor Hendrixson, Toccoa; his mother, Jimmie Lou Hefner Hendrixson, Tallahassee, Fla.; his father, Jack Hendrixson, Franklin, N.C.; brother, Tim Pitts, Atlanta; sisters, Lisa Dockins and Lera Hendrixson, Mt. Airy, and Amber Hendrixson, Gainesville; foster brothers, Dan Frey and Jimmy Dale Letourneau, Valdosta, and Mike Letourneau, Alabama; and a foster sister, Renee Letourneau, Alabama.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 14, 2003

John P. Knight Sr.
John Perry Knight Sr., 88, of Demorest, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Rabun County Memorial Hospital.
Born in White County on October 22, 1914, Mr. Knight was a son of the late Johnson and Alice Sosebee Knight.
He retired after several years of service as a mechanic with Reeves Hardware Co. in Clarkesville, and was a member of Nacoochee United Methodist Church. Mr. Knight was preceded in death by a son, Robert Jasper Knight, and a daughter, Carolyn Annette Knight.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Revs. Milton Harris and Lyndon Eubanks officiating. Burial was in the Nacoochee United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Knight is survived by his wife, Annie Mae Holcomb Knight, Demorest; a daughter, Betty Bryant, Demorest; a son, John P. Knight Jr., Demorest; sisters, Helen Nix, Gainesville, and Margaret Bentley, Atlanta; brother, Bill Knight, Jefferson; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 14, 2003

Iolar M. Ivester
Mrs. Iolar Mae Densmore Ivester, 78, of Turnerville, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Stephens County Hospital following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on December 11, 1924, Mrs. Ivester was a daughter of the late Samuel Glenn and Lethia Dover Densmore.
She was a homemaker and a member of Turnerville Church of God. Mrs. Ivester was preceded in death by her husband, Luther E. Ivester, and a brother, William Densmore.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Turnerville Church of God with the Revs. Wilmer Ivester and Gerald Lee officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Edward Lee and Ann Ivester, Turnerville; a son, David Lawrence Ivester (and Denise), Turnerville; brother, Samuel Glenn Densmore Jr., Turnerville; sisters, Clara Ivester and Mary Adams, both of Turnerville, and Lou Helen Turpin and Oma Standridge, both of Clarkesville; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 14, 2003

Willie R. Martin
Willie R. Martin, 89, of Commerce, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Martin was a son of the late Ed and Ollie Bush Martin.
He was a custodian for the City of Commerce and was a member of Melvin Hill C.M.E. Church, Carnesville.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Melvin Hill C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Arthur Jones officiating. Burial was in Melvin Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Willie Ruth Martin, Commerce; five sons, Hoyt Martin, Horace Martin and Odell Martin, all of Commerce, and Charlie W. Martin and James Martin, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Eddie Mae Baker and Helen Prather, both of Toccoa; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 14, 2003

John Daniel
‘J.D.’ Carter
John Daniel “J.D.” Carter, 90, of Helen, and formerly of Atlanta, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at a private healthcare facility following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.


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