Banks County Obituaries...

JULY 16, 2003


Winnie B. Weaver
Mrs. Winnie Bell Weaver, 79, of Alto, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Weaver was born November 3, 1923, in Banks County, the daughter of the late Raniles and Addie Lee Payne Payton.
She and her late husband, Charles Weaver, were the owners of The Barbecue King for several years. She was of the Baptist denomination.
Mrs. Weaver was also preceded in death by a daughter, Taryn Bennett.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Harley Ingram officiating. Burial was in the Line Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Thelma Thompson, Albany; two grandsons, Shannon Crump, Baldwin, and Trenson Bennett, Tybee Island; and one granddaughter, Charli Bennett, Tybee Island.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 16, 2003

Juel M. Daves
Mrs. Juel Morris Daves, 79, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at her home from an extended fight with cancer.
Mrs. Daves was a homemaker for most of her life, was active in the First Christian Church of Jefferson, and was later an employee of Jefferson Mills in Jefferson. She also enjoyed traveling and being outdoors.
She was a native of Banks County and the daughter of Thomas Christian and Mary Eugenia Scales Morris. She and her six brothers and sisters grew up in both Banks and Jackson counties.
Mrs. Daves was the widow of Boyd L. Daves, an employee of Jackson EMC, a farmer and a former Jefferson City councilman.
She is survived by three daughters, Priscilla Daves, Jefferson, Teresa and Ed Sauls, Jefferson, and Lucretia Sears, Lawrenceville; a beloved grandson, Jonathan Boyd Sears, Lawrenceville; a special grandson, Chase Enix, Snellville; one sister, Montine Pritchett, Commerce; two brothers, Thomas “Junior” Morris, Commerce, and John H. “Aytch” Morris, Anderson, S.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, from Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Gerald Mitton officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Nick Enix, Drew Couch, Erik Hodge, David Thompson, Chris Stewart, Bobby Wilton, Jonathan Seuferth, Shawn Sanchez, Jeff Walden and Matt Maddox.
Donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 2625 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 205, Atlanta, GA 30339.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 16, 2003

Virlyn Skinner Sr.
Virlyn Skinner Sr., 71, of Maysville, formerly of Winder, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003.
Born in Barrow County, Mr. Skinner was a son of the late Than and Lena Mae Doster Skinner.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator and of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Skinner was preceded in death by two sons, Virlyn Skinner Jr. and Alfred Skinner.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kevin Burgess officiating. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Skinner is survived by his wife, Barbara “Bobbie” Skinner, Maysville; four children, Anita Phillips, Huntsville, Ala., Barbara Campbell, Buford, and John Skinner and Marie Porter, both of Maysville; one sister, Louise Patton, Winder; two brothers, Byron Skinner and Myron Skinner, both of Winder; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 16, 2003

Dow Andrews
Dow Andrews, 93, of Carnesville, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at his home.
Born October 22, 1909, in Carnesville, Mr. Andrews was the son of the late Henry Mercer and Ola Pearl Browning Andrews.
He retired from LeTourneau-Westinghouse in Toccoa and was a lifelong and faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class, the church choir and where he served many years as a deacon and song leader.
As a member of the Franklin County Cattleman’s Association, Mr. Andrews was a strong supporter of the Franklin County High School agricultural programs.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Edna Bailey Andrews, a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Madeira Andrews, and a brother-in-law, Boyd Harrison.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Todd West officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens. Bryan Andrews, Wade Ertzberger, Wayne Ertzberger, Tony Ayers, Brian Roberts, James Sain and Danny Dobbs served as pallbearers.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Sylvia Andrews, Carnesville; daughter, Faye Ertzberger, Carnesville; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bill Ayers, Carnesville; brother and sister-in-law, Horace and Edith Andrews, Carnesville; sister, Nettie Harrison, Summerville, S.C.; eight grandchildren and spouses, Bryan Andrews and Melva Thomason, Amanda Andrews, Wade Ertzberger, Tony and Sharleen Schaeffer Ayers, Danny and Tara Andrews Dobbs, Wayne and Carrie Collier Ertzberger, James and Jennifer Ayers Sain and Brian and Natalie Elrod Roberts; and eight great-grandchildren, Cody Sain, Kayla Sain, Daniel Dobbs, Bryson Roberts, Tyler Ertzberger, Austin Ertzberger, Charlie Ayers and Anna Ayers.
Memorials may be made to the music program of Liberty Baptist Church, 6077 GA Hwy. 145, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 16, 2003

Ellen K. Phipps
Mrs. Ellen Kyzer Phipps, 91, of Burke, Va., formerly of Cornelia, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at a private nursing home in Virginia.
Mrs. Phipps was born July 20, 1911, in Lexington County, S.C. She was the daughter of the late W.L. and Sallie Boozer Kyzer.
Mrs. Phipps was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 45 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cornelia. She was also a member of the Volunteer Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Phipps was preceded in death by her husband, L.S. “Steve” Phipps.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with Dr. T. Logan Smith officiating. Burial was in the Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Joan P. Hammack, Haymarket, Va.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cornelia Building Fund, P.O Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 16, 2003

Clarence C. Lacey
Clarence Coley Lacey, 88, of Com-merce, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, following a brief illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Lacey was the son of the late Calvin and Jeanie Arnold Lacey.
He was retired from James Short Ford.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 14, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Stuart Lang and David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Lacey is survived by his wife, Kate O. Lacey, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, William and Faye Lacey, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Annette and Billy Hanley and Gladys and Earl Embrick, all of Commerce; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 16, 2003

Reba S. Wade
Mrs. Reba Smallwood Wade, 84, of Stone Mountain, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Embracing Hospicecare.
Mrs. Wade was born April 6, 1919, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Tom and Drucilla Gibson Smallwood.
She was a homemaker and a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Mrs. Wade was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Wade.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 14, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Byron “Butch” Lee officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Wade, Stone Mountain; one daughter, Sandra Eubanks, Stone Mountain; one brother, Tom B. Smallwood, Commerce; one sister, Lonnie Mae Williams, Commerce; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 16, 2003

Leon F. Parr
Leon Frederick Parr, 89, of Cornelia, formerly of Decatur, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Born in Mohler, Wash., on April 18, 1914, Mr. Parr was the son of the late William B. and Lena Messner Parr.
A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Parr was a recipient of the Purple Heart, serving in World War II in the 25th Division/South Pacific for five years. He was retired from the Atlanta Army Depot where he was a quality control inspector for heavy equipment. Mr. Parr was a 50-year member of the Piedmont Masonic Lodge F.&A.M. #447, as well as a member of Grace Calvary Episcopal Church. He was also active in the Cornelia Kiwanis Club and the Habersham County Chapter of the AARP. Mr. Parr was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Parr, Warren Parr and Wayne Parr.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, in the chapel of the Holy Cross Cemetery, Clarkesville, with the Rev. Joel Hudson officiating.
Mr. Parr is survived by his wife, Colleen McCrea Parr, Cornelia; daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Philip Ballard, Cornelia, and Jo Anne and David Rollins, Marietta; son, Woodbury Parr, Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Leon Frederick Jr. and Janet Parr, Cornelia; brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Barbara Parr, Spokane, Wash.; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John and Kathryn Ballard, Athens; grandchildren, Matthew Ballard, Cornelia, Natalie Stone, Richmond, Va., Candace Parr and Robert Parr, both of Conyers, and Drew Rollins, Marietta; and step-granddaughter, Crystal Sims, Cornelia.
Memorials may be made to the Grace Calvary Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 490, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 16, 2003

Clifton ‘Cliff’ Kay
Clifton Hewell “Cliff” Kay, 50, of Cornelia, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at Emory Healthcare/Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, following an extended illness.
Born in Fulton County on October 4, 1952, Mr. Kay was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam, and was a veteran of the National Guard.
He was a vice president at Regions Bank in Gainesville and was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating.
Survivors include his mother, Eulene Murphy London, Cornelia; son, Clifton H. Kay Jr., Cornelia; daughter, Jennifer Lee Kay, Clarkesville; step-daughter, Stephanie Anderson, Cornelia; brother, Leslie Murphy, Cornelia; sisters, Valerie Murphy, Cornelia, and Deborah Fain, Cleveland; grandson, Aaron Matthew Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 725, Cornelia, GA 30531.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 16, 2003

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