Banks County Obituaries...

JUNE 25, 2003


Robert G. Allen
Robert Garth Allen, 84, of Homer, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Allen was born January 27, 1919, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of the late Clarence R. and Claire Bell Allen.
A graduate of Steele High School and the University of Dayton, Mr. Allen was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1971 from the U.S. Civil Service as an engineer and surveyor at Eglin Air Force Base. Mr. Allen was a Mason and a member of Still Water Lodge F & AM.
He also worked as a real estate agent for 19 years and was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Ohio. Mr. Allen was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kiesa Kathleen Allen.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. John Wood officiating.
Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Catherine Kern Allen, of the home; sons, Robert S. Allen and James W. Allen, both of Homer, and Thomas C. Allen, Landrum, S.C.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 25, 2003

Bradley Gosnell
Bradley Gosnell, 44, of Clarkesville, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Gosnell was born in Habersham County on April 20, 1959. He was employed with Pence Feed Store and was a former employee of Fieldale Farms. Mr. Gosnell was a member of Unity Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, at Unity Baptist Church with the Revs. Wesley Purcell and Paris Whitworth officiating.
Mr. Gosnell is survived by his wife, Patricia Gibson Gosnell, Clarkesville; his parents, Bill and Carolyn Vinson Gosnell, Clarkesville; daughter, Ashley Nicole Gosnell, Clarkesville; step-daughters, Kristy Gosnell, Casondra Gosnell and Samantha Mize, all of Clarkesville; sons, Jeremy Bradley Gosnell and Rocky Daniel Gosnell, both of Clarkesville; step-son, Lance McCall, Clarkesville; brothers, Autry Gosnell and Russell Gosnell, both of Clarkesville, and Dennis Gosnell, Homer; his grandmother, Ruth Vinson, Clarkesville; and three grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 25, 2003

Kimberly Eaton
Miss Kimberly Eaton, 41, of Alto, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Born in Stoughton, Mass., on April 7, 1962, Miss Eaton was a daughter of William A. and Judith M. Betts Eaton, Alto.
She was a graduate of Dougherty County High School.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Tom Mewborn officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a daughter, Johanna Marie Clark, Doerun; a son, Thomas Scott Clark, Albany; and sisters, Dawn Leslie Eaton, Arden, N.C., and Deborah Susan Kosmider, Italy.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Barbara Fortenberry, 2062 GA Highway 115, Demorest, GA 30535.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 25, 2003

Otha Lewallen
Otha Lewallen, 89, of the Hollings-worth Community, Banks County, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Born in Banks County, on November 3, 1913, Mr. Lewallen was a son of the late Ben and Thursey Lewallen.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Lewallen received the EAME Service Medal with two Bronze Stars for his service. He was a retired farmer and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Mr. Lewallen was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Stewart, and brothers, Ellis Lewallen, Floyd Lewallen, Holman Lewallen and Russie Lewallen. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Harmony Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Burrell and Frank Sailers officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Rev. Gene Todd officiating at graveside. Full military honors were provided by Rabun County DAV Chapter #15 and Habersham County American Legion Post #84.
Survivors include two nieces, Imogene Brock, Baldwin, and Ethelene Irvin, Hollingsworth. Also surviving are other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 25, 2003

Marvin H. Jordan
Marvin H. Jordan, 90, of Maysville, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Jordan was born March 16, 1913, in Jackson County, a son of the late Gordon and Delia Parson Jordan.
He retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Maysville Baptist Church. Mr. Jordan was preceded in death by his wife, Kate Brown Jordan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Mr. Jordan’s son, the Rev. Grady Jordan, and the Revs. Tommy Childress and Henry Webb officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Don Jordan, Hartwell, and the Rev. Jordan, Carnesville; one brother, R.L. Jordan, Commerce; two sisters, Annie Mae Griffin, Cleveland, and Clammie Lyles, Commerce; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 25, 2003

Ruth M. Williams
Mrs. Ruth McDuffie Williams, 72, of Augusta, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Born in Franklin County, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late E.Z. McDuffie and Trudy Sewell McDuffie.
She graduated from Franklin County High School in 1947 and from Piedmont College in 1950, with a BA in Education. Mrs. Williams retired in 1990 from the Richmond County School District, having taught at John Milledge, Tubman Junior High, Bayvale Elementary, Richmond Academy Vocational, Tutt Middle, Sue Reynolds, One Way Christian School and BSEP Program at Fort Gordon. She was a member of the Richmond County Education Association, PAGE, a lifetime member of the Downtown Club and a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Woodlawn United Methodist Church with the Revs. Katie Strals and Rodger Murchison officiating. Burial was in Westover Memorial Park.
Survivors include three daughters, Deborah M. McAlexander, Concord, N.C., Carol W. Toomey, Augusta, and Susan W. Dawkins, North Augusta, S.C.; two sisters, Helen Baumann, Ft. Myers, Fla., and Evelyn Cronic, Lula; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2220 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904, or to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 25, 2003

Ethelene T. Martin
Mrs. Ethelene Tomlin Martin, 82, of Lula, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Martin was born February 16, 1921, in White County, a daughter of the late Ernest and Lizzie Freeman Tomlin. She was the wife of the late Robert Franklin Martin.
Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and a member of New Bridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Tomlin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at New Bridge Baptist Church with the Revs. W.A. Jenkins and Jesse Savage officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Rev. Henry Barnes officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Chastain, Nelson, Paulette Poole, Lula, and Joyce Boswell, Maysville; two sons, Robert Lee Martin, Lula, and Kenneth Martin, Clarkesville; two sisters, Lola Blair, Lula, and Vera Payne, Baldwin; one brother, Guy Tomlin, Mt. Airy; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 25, 2003

Candis M. Gerrell
Mrs. Candis Marshalene Gerrell, 71, of Demorest, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born February 9, 1932, in Habersham County, Mrs. Gerrell was a daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Elrod Fortenberry.
She was a homemaker and a member of Return Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Return Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Grizzle officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Gerrell is survived by her husband, Terrell Gerrell, Demorest; daughter and son-in-law, Renae and Michael House, Demorest; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Shellie Gerrell, Cleveland; brother, J.C. Fortenberry, Demorest; and grandchildren, Natasha House and Travis House, both of Demorest, and Madison Gerrell and Malia Gerrell, both of Cleveland.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 25, 2003

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