Banks County Obituaries...

MAY 21, 2003


Angelika
D. McKinney
Mrs. Angelika Decker McKinney, 64, of Homer, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. McKinney was born April 19, 1939, in Yugoslavia. She was a daughter of the late Karl and Barbara Siller Decker.
Mrs. McKinney was a clerical worker and a member of Emmanuel United Pentecostal Church. She was also a member of the Banks County American Legion Auxiliary Post 215 of Homer.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Jerry Wheeler and Tony Bailey officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin.
Mrs. McKinney is survived by her husband, David C. McKinney, Homer; one son, Thomas C. McKinney, Griffin; one brother, Andress Decker, Germany; four sisters, Honey Decker, Maria Rosanblum and Eva Staudt, all of Germany, and Susanna Dower, San Jose, Calif.; and two granddaughters.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 21, 2003

Rachel A. Anderson
Mrs. Rachel Ann Anderson, 62, of Com-merce, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at her residence of an extended illness.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Anderson was a daughter of the late Otha and Winnie Carlyle McDonald. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert McDonald.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 19, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Danny Green officiating. Burial was in Banks County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by her husband, Q.D. Anderson, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Winnie Ann and James David Allen, Commerce; brothers, David McDonald and Bobby McDonald, both of Commerce, and Cecil McDonald, Gillsville; and sister, Peggy Shurbert, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 21, 2003

Melissa S. Hall
Mrs. Melissa Starr Hall, 33, of Statham, died Monday, May 19, 2003.
Born in Fulton County, Mrs. Hall was a daughter of Harbert and Peggy Sanders Patterson, Statham.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kyle Barber officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Pete Daniel, Statham; two sons, Brandon and Blake Hall, Elberton; one daughter, Whitney Hall, Elberton; one sister, Scarlett Stennett, Adairsville; six brothers, Chris Patterson, Watkinsville, Donald Patterson, Lula, Timothy Patterson, Commerce, and Calvin Carroll, Scott Carroll and Billy Carroll, all of Rockmart; and grandparents, Rene and Evelyn Camp, Rockmart.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 21, 2003

Vadie T. Armour
Mrs. Vadie Thomas Armour, 95, of Alto, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Hall County on August 22, 1907, Mrs. Armour was a daughter of the late James Jim and Gertrude Weaver Thomas.
She was a homemaker, who enjoyed to crochet and garden, and was a member of Belton Baptist Church. Mrs. Armour was preceded in death by her husband, Dee Armour, a daughter, Willeree Armour Wilbanks Watkins, two sons, William Armour and Howard Armour, two brothers, Travis Thomas and Melvin Thomas, three sisters, Jimmie Ward, Paralee Armour and Clifford Dyer, a granddaughter, Helen Wilbanks Thomas, and a grandson, Roger Hoyt Wade.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Woodrow Hix, Clyde Garrison, George McDonald and Ernest Hunter officiating. Burial was in the Living Mission Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Bessie and Hoyt Wade, Alto, and Judy and Bob Clark, Moss Point, Miss.; sons and daughters-in-law, D.W. and Joyce Armour, Demorest, and Faye and Sue Armour, Batesville; special grandson, whom she raised, and granddaughter-in-law, Gregory Steven and Beverly Armour, Homer; son-in-law, Laymon Watkins, Cornelia; brothers, Charlie Thomas, Baldwin, and Bobby Thomas and Billy Thomas, both of Gainesville; sisters, Dorothy King and Phebe Dodd, both of Alto, and Winnie Grier, Lula; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 21, 2003
John ‘Jake’ Nunn
John “Jake” Nunn, 83, of LaFayette, formerly of Maysville, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Nunn was the son of the late Thomas F. and Maybell Park Nunn.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Nunn served in the U.S. Army Air Corp, and was a retired commercial artist.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 19, at Maysville Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Mr. Nunn is survived by his wife, Beatrice Shipp Nunn, LaFayette; two sons, Charles Timothy Nunn, Saint Augustine, Fla., and John Michel Nunn, Roswell; two sisters, Margaret Adams, Rome, and Jeanette Whitley, Atlanta; and one grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 21, 2003

Lillie M. Dyar
Mrs. Lillie Mason Dyar, 95, of Winder, died Thursday, May 15, 2003.
Mrs. Dyar was born May 3, 1908, in Banks County to the late William B. and Alice Mason.
A longtime resident of Winder, Mrs. Dyar was a homemaker and an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Winder.
She was an honored pioneer of Homer and of the Banks County Sunday School Convention, family stated.
Mrs. Dyar was preceded in death by her husband, Orlando N. Dyar.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the First United Methodist Church of Winder with the Revs. Susan Taylor and Larry Rary officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Winder Members of The Sunday School Class and Senior Strech served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include her children, Thomas E. Dyar Sr., Buford, and Doris A. Dyar and William Donald Dyar, both of Winder; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and close relatives in the Homer area.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 21, 2003

Kenneth P. Cochran
Kenneth P. Cochran, 44, of Commerce, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Cochran was born April 2, 1959, in Green County, Tenn., a son of the late Paul and Elvia Lee Brockwell Cochran.
He was a dairy farmer and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, May 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. O.L. McCulloch officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include seven brothers, Bobby Cochran, Limestone, Tenn., Eddie Cochran and Darrell Poore, both of Fall Branch, Tenn., Mike Cochran, Nashville, Tenn., Russell Cochran, Commerce, Mark Crable, Sulphur Springs, Tenn., and Allen Poore, Alto; and two sisters, Vickey Higdon and Donna Moore, both of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 21, 2003

Beatrice
W. Hendricks
Mrs. Beatrice W. Hendricks, 88, of Com-merce, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, in Mari-etta, of a brief illness.
Mrs. Hendricks was a daughter of the late Charlie O. and Aretha Elliott Wood.
She was a retired school teacher from the Banks County School System and had served as principal of Dry Pond Elementary School.
Mrs. Hendricks was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Hendricks.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jerry Payne and Dr. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a son, Billy Hendricks, Covington; a daughter, Louise Lynn, Marietta; a sister, Norma Snoo Clark, Atlanta; and three grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 21, 2003

Dabney G. Sorrow
Dabney G. Sorrow, 67, of Danielsville, died Monday, May 12, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Sorrow was a son of the late Horace and Mae Sue West Sorrow.
He was an electrical contractor and a member of Rock of Ages Prison Ministry. Mr. Sorrow was also affiliated with Camp Maranatha and was a member of Joy Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Sorrow, and two sons, Roger L. and David M. Sorrow.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Joy Baptist Church with the Revs. Barry Black and Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Sammy Shannon, Steve Filkins, Al Slaton, David Sorrow, Chris Parr and David Aldrick served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four daughters, Kathy D. Hansford, Ila, Karen S. Crosby, Lavonia, LaVonne Shannon, Homer, and Tammy L. Hannah, Danielsville; one son, Ronald E. Sorrow, Danielsville; two sisters, Pat Martin, Clemson, S.C., and Florence Clem, Destin, Fla.; one brother, Gene Sorrow, Evans; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 21, 2003

Rev. Carl E.
‘Elmo’ Loggins
The Rev. Carl Elmer “Elmo” Loggins, 72, of Cornelia, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
The Rev. Loggins was born in White County on July 30, 1930. He was a son of the late George and Ava Smith Loggins.
The Rev. Loggins pastored several Baptist churches in Habersham and White Counties and was a member of Zion Interdenominational Church, White County. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed by Wilbanks Lumber Company for 25 years.
The Rev. Loggins was preceded in death by his first wife, Hortense Tench Loggins, and a step-son, John Eric Thomas.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Revs. Gary Heffner and Roger Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by Rabun County Chapter #15, DAV and Habersham County American Legion Post #84.
Survivors include his wife, Dollie Thomas Loggins, Cornelia; daughters, Jeanette Alexander, Cleveland, and Carlita Reed, Demorest; step-daughter, Rita Fay Purkey, Anderson, Ind.; sons, David Loggins and Johnny Loggins, both of Cornelia, and Russell Loggins, Cleveland; step-sons, Jay Thomas, Winder, Kenneth Robbins, Demorest, and Michael Haynes, Cornelia; brother, Clarence Loggins, Seaside, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 21, 2003

Geraldine Jordan
Miss Geraldine Jordan, 71, of Commerce, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of an extended illness.
Miss Jordan was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Addie Mae Baxter Jordan.
She retired from Mt. Vernon Mills and was of the Baptist denomination, attending Calvary Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Miss Jordan is survived by a brother, Lenward Jordan, Alto; a sister, Sara McKie, Commerce; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 21, 2003

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