Banks County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2003


Claudie Mae Carlyle
Claudie Mae Carlyle, 87, Auburn, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, in Barrow County.
A lifetime resident of Barrow County, She was a member of Auburn First Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Claude and Rebecca Wills and the wife of the late J.W. Carlyle.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.. 23 at Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three sons, Bill Carlyle, Blairsville, Herman Carlyle, Statham, and Ricky Carlyle, Banks County; one daughter, Barbara Payne, Bethlehem; one sister, Vera Dean Casper; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Raymond C. Morgan
Raymond C. Morgan, 81, Homer, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Franklin County, he was the son of Blanche Irene Poole Morgan and William Henry Penn Morgan. He worked in road construction and was a farmer. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, having served during World War II.
Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by two sons, Terry Morgan and Alfred Morgan; and a brother, Lynell Morgan.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with the Revs. Brian David, George Tubbs, Phil Ferguson and L.C. Standridge officiating. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Homer. Pallbearers were: Jonathan Bagwell, J.T. Black, Larry Grizzel, Jimmy Loggins, Bryan Morgan and Chris Morgan.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Evans Morgan, Homer; daughter, Florence Black, Homer; daughter and son-in-law, Letitia and Thomas Westbrook, Carnesville; son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Virginia Morgan, Winder; sister, Ann Jones, Homer; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

James Russell ‘Kitty’ Martin
James Russell “Kitty” Martin, 66, Bold Spring Community, died Thursday, September 18, 2003, at the home of his brother.
Born February 11, 1937, in the Bold Spring Community of Franklin County, he was the son of the late Garland and Nell Clair Fricks Martin Sr. He also was the brother of the late Ray Wesley Martin and the late Garland “Junior” Martin Jr. He was a farmer and was a civil engineer with the Soil and Water Conservation Service for 38 years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the Bold Spring United Methodist Church.
Services were held Saturday September 20, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Arnold and the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the Mayfield Family Cemetery on the Martin farm.
Survivors include one brother, John Martin, Royston and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesvile, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Louise G. Cooper
Louise G. Cooper, 70, Jefferson, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at BJC Medical Center after a brief illness.
A native of Towns County, she was the daughter of Bertha Inez Potter Gilstrap. She was a homemaker and a member of Academy Baptist Church, Jefferson. She was preceded in death by a son, Alfred C. Cooper Jr.
The funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Winford Page and James Gooch officiating. Burial was in Evans Memory Gardens Inc., Jefferson.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred C. Cooper Sr., Jefferson; two sons, David Eugene Cooper, Jefferson, and Roger Wayne Cooper, Hoschton; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Weber, Macon; three brothers, Charles Gilstrap, Clermont, and Eugene Gilstrap and Homer Gilstrap, both of Madison; two sisters, Georgie Whisnant, Lula, and Hazel Whisnant, Jefferson; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Kaila Zavala
Kaila Zavala, infant daughter of David and Elizabeth Francisco Zavala, Demorest, died Thursday, August 28, 2003, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 18, at Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Additional survivors include twin sister, Kiana Zavala, Demorest; and grandparents, Arcelia and Norlverto Zavala, Demorest, and Miguel and Evelia Francisco, Cornelia.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Sibyl Landers
Sibyl Smith Landers, Mt. Airy, died Wednesday, September 17, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Landers was born in Habersham County on June 19, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Jesse James “Jay” and Cleo Heaton Smith.
She was a retired nurse and the former owner and operator of the Snack Shack. She was an avid caregiver and gardener who loved to do crossword puzzles and was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland R. Landers; a daughter, Roletta L. Chapman; and sister, Jessie Welborn.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2003 at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with the Rev. Scott Ledbetter and the Rev. David Tomlin officiating. Burial followed in the Landers family cemetery.
Mrs. Landers is survived by her daughter, Glenda Smith, Phil Campbell, Ala; son, Roland R. “Rick” Landers Jr., Mt. Airy; brother, Raleigh Smith, Illinois; sister, Louise Dover, Canada; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Clyde B. Mason
Clyde B. Mason, 65, Winder, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003.
He was a machinist and was of the Baptist faith.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby McIntyre officiating. Burial was in Peachtree Memorial Park, Norcross.
Survivors include his children, Darrell Frady and David Frady, both of Winder, and Rena Hudler, Commerce; his mother, Sally Mason, Duluth; his brother, James Mason, Duluth; sisters, Wanda Scruggs, Dawsonville, and Sue McIntyre, Becky Mason and Dorothy Cantrell, all of Duluth; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Joyce Woods
Mrs. Joyce Fowler Cleveland Woods, 70, Toccoa Nursing Center, Toccoa, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at the center. She was a former resident of Hartwell.
Born in Hart County on Dec. 1, 1932 to the late Roger Fowler and Addie Cole Fowler, she was retired from the garment industry as a seamstress and was a member of the Faith Memorial Holiness Church in Toccoa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward Cleveland and then by her husband A.W. Woods.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Donnie Fowler and Scott Collett officiating. Burial was in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park. Her nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Ann Cobb, Cathy Elrod and Brenda Chatham, all of Martin; six brothers, Thomas Fowler and Roy Fowler, both of Hartwell, David Fowler, Anderson, S.C., Howard Fowler and Jack Fowler, both of Commerce, and Bill Fowler, Danielsville; and four sisters, Pat Fowler, Royston, Sue Smith, Anderson, S.C., Diane Horton and Jean Moon, Hartwell; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Lou Alice
Tarpley LaBoon
Lou Alice Tarpley LaBoon, 92, Commerce, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003.
A native of Gwinnett County, she was the daughter of the late Paschal and Elizabeth Crumley Tarpley and the wife of the late John Stephen LaBoon Jr. She was a homemaker and a Bible teacher. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Julia Mae Sudderth, Opal Wilson, R.L. Tarpley, Margaret Brown, infant twins, Lois and Lolan Tarpley, and Willie Tarpley.
A graveside service was held at the LaBoon Cemetery in Walton County, on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Tracy Reynolds officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Johnnie Wester, Monroe; a granddaughter, Marie Henderson, Athens; a grandson, Eric Wester, Monroe; four great-grandsons, Nathan, Kyle, Stephen and Ryan Henderson; five sisters, Ruth Pruett, Buford, Alene Turner, East Point, Mary Gray, Loganville, Winnell Doss, Loganville, and Lois Shell, Snellville; three brothers, Thomas Tarpley, Snellville, Richard Tarpley, Cleveland, and Douglas Tarpley, Loganville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Bible League for the Nation of Nigeria, the Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Boulevard, Suite 10, Atlanta, Ga., 30345, or to the charity of your choice.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Imogene Lynn Carruth
Imogene Lynn Carruth, 72, Hiram, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, after an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, she was a former resident of Jefferson. She was the daughter of Inez Sosebee Lynn, Conway, S.C., and the late Walter T. Lynn Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Memorial Church, Atlanta.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Willingham, Bishop Jim Earl Swilley and the Rev. Al Wiggene officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jay Jaracz, Lee King, Chandler Pullen, Joe Smallwood, Steve Smallwood and James Wood.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Evans Funeral Home.
Survivors include four daughters, Betty Jean Wood, Conyers, Connie Jaracz, Fayetteville, and Dinah Lynn Head and Lenora Pace, both of Hiram; two sisters, Annie Jane Davis, Winder, and Marie Smallwood, Conway, S.C.; one brother, Walter T. Lynn Jr., Taylor, S.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2200 Lake Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga., 30319.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Justin Glover
Justin “Gump” Glover, 23, Winder, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003.
A native of Fulton County, he was the son of Earl and Suzanne Glover, Hoschton. He was active in FFA while a student at Winder-Barrow High School.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Jim Blair officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Survivors include his grandfather, Tommy Pilkinton, Hernando, Fla.; one sister, Stephanie Blanton, Society Hill, Ala.; and two brothers, Bob Dougherty, New Agen, Maine, and Eddie Dougherty, Monroe.

The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Talmadge S. Rowden
Mr. Talmadge S. Rowden, 98, Bogart, died Wednesday, Septem-ber 17, 2003.
Mr. Rowden was born in Oconee County, where he lived most of his life. He was a son of the late Winfield and Hulda Nunn Rowden and was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtice Craft Rowden, and a daughter, Melba Joyce Cash. He was a member of Bethabara Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2003 at the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Bowen, the Rev. Sherry White and the Rev. Leon Pass officiating. Burial was at Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Rowden was survived by his children, Martha Sue Hayes, Merita Skinner and Eudene Perkins, all of Winder; Shirley E. Baird, Braselton; Gaston T. “Bud” Rowden and James P. Rowden, both of Bogart; 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Phoebe Henderson
Phoebe Henderson, 57, Athens, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003.
A native of Clarke County, she was a daughter of Frances Wilson and the late Hoyt Wheless. She was formerly employed with St. Mary’s Hospital and was a member of New Covenant Worship Center.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the chapel of Lord and Stephens East with the Rev. Howard Conine officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her former husband, Jerris Henderson, Nicholson, sister, Vici Parr, Commerce; two grandsons, Cody Henderson and Casey Henderson; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Claude and Doris Edwards, the Tolbert family; and mother-in-law, Rachel Whitley.
Lord and Stephens East was in charge of arrangements.

The Banks County News, September 24, 2003

Pearl Irene
Ledford Veal
Mrs. Pearl Irene Ledford Veal, 86, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Mary Crumley Ledford. She was a homemaker and a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three children, David Veal, Martha Buchaluk and Tom Veal, and her husband, Howard Veal.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Appling officiating. Burial was in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancester, S.C.
Survivors include three daughters and son-in-laws, Elizabeth and Eddie Wallace, Lancaster, S.C., Nellie and Chris Hasty, Camden, S.C., and Betty and Howard Williams, Kershaw, S.C.; three sons and daughter-in-laws, Fred and Terry Veal, Lancaster, S.C., James and Antionette Veal, Kershaw, S.C., and Ricky Veal, Commerce; one sister, Delean Hardy, Jefferson; 21 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 24, 2003


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