Banks County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 5, 2003


Mozelle Swain
Mrs. Mozelle Swain, of Maysville, died Friday, October 31, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, of an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 2, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Roy Jr. Lee officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, J.R. Hooper, Covington, Freddie Swain, Ft. Smith, Ark., and Ricky Swain, Augusta; four daughters, Betty Latty, Maysville, Peggy Hooper, LaFayette, Ala., Shelby McDaniel, Commerce, and Vickie Swain, Thompson; and one brother, Harold Payne, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 5, 2003

Rosa B. Jones
Mrs. Rosa Belle Westmoreland Jones, 76, of Lula, died Saturday, November 1, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Jones was born October 26, 1927, in Banks County to Lois Forrester Westmoreland, Lula, and the late Patrick Henry Westmoreland. She was the wife of the late William Horace Jones, and was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Jones.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, November 3, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. James Duncan, Ralph Smith and Shane Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Barbara Jones, Lula; daughter, Kathy Jones Hardman, Lula; brother, Bobby Westmoreland, Lula; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 5, 2003

Ruby P. Payne
Mrs. Ruby Price Payne, 87, of Buford, died Monday, November 3, 2003.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mrs. Payne was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Victor Payne, two daughters, Shirley Mae Coggins and Joyce Ann Payne, and a son, Leon Payne.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, in the chapel of Tapp Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was in Sugar Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Catherine Sudderth, Buford, and Charlene Payne Martin, Cumming; daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Billy Cowart, Cumming, and Debra and Tommy Gaillard, Maysville; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Judy Payne and Donald and Elaine Payne, all of Forest City, N.C., Charles and Louise Payne, Buford, and Eddie and Brenda Payne, Flowery Branch; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Ruth Roberts, Gainesville, and Inez Raber, Buford; and brother, Grady Price, Buford.
Tapp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 5, 2003

Ruby D. Clark
Mrs. C.L. (Ruby Deara) Clark, of Danielsville, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at her residence of an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Clark was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Davis. She was the wife of the late C.L. Clark.
Mrs. Clark was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by a son, David Clark, a sister, Mary Lou Fowler, and two brothers, Robert Davis and Cecil Davis.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include a sister, Bessie Patrick, Danielsville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 5, 2003

Floyd J. Canup
Floyd Junior Canup, 81, of Clarkesville, died Friday, October 31, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Canup was born February 2, 1922, in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Van Dillard Canup and Annie Cantrell Canup, and was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Mr. Canup was a United States Army World War II veteran and was a lifetime member of the Grant Reeves V.F.W. Post #7720. He was retired from Habersham Mills, with 29 years of service, and was a member of the Cornelia Lodge #92 F.&A.M. and the Woodmen of the World. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 2, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Davis Whitworth officiating. Burial was in the New Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery with Masonic rites provided by members of the Cornelia Lodge #92 F.&A.M., and military honors provided by members of the Rabun County DAV Chapter #15 and the Habersham County American Legion Post #84.
Mr. Canup is survived by his wife, Hortense Nix Canup, Clarkesville; one daughter, Patricia Canup Free, Clarkesville; three sons, Jack Canup and Dan Canup, both of Clarkesville, and James Canup, Alto; two brothers, Wiley Canup and Kenney Canup, Clarkesville; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 5, 2003

Irma A. Cooper
Mrs. Irma Adamson Cooper, 87, of Lula, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Born in Banks County on December 4, 1915, Mrs. Cooper was a daughter of the late Joseph Newton Adamson and Emma Wright Adamson.
She was employed for several years as a nurse with Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, and was a member of Enon Baptist Church, Gainesville. Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her husband, John Alvin Cooper.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 6, at Enon Baptist Church with the Revs. Raymond Payne and Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include five step-daughters, Edna Hix, Pineville, La., Jeanette Walling, Jesup, Hilda Pittman, Augusta, Alice Waters, Claxton, and Avanell McGlashen, Glennville; one step-son, Curtis Alvin Cooper, Blairsville; one sister, Loeta Gravitt, Atlanta; one sister-in-law, Uldine Adamson, Gainesville; one nephew, David Adamson, Lula; and two nieces, Betty Shelton, Albuquerque, N.M., and Susan English, New Orleans, La.
Flowers will be received, or memorials may be made to Enon Baptist Church, 7321 Old Cornelia Highway, Alto, GA 30510.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 5, 2003

Thomas A. Arrendale Jr.
Thomas Augustus Arrendale Jr., died Monday, November 3, 2003, from complications related to a head injury acquired on May 22, 2003.
Mr. Arrendale was born in Tiger on October 23, 1920, a son of the late Thomas Augustus (Gus) and Della Blalock Arrendale, and grew up in rural Rabun County.
He attended Clemson University after high school and transferred to Georgia Tech, but left after one year to serve his country in World War II as a Captain in the Army Air Corps.
When he returned from the Army in 1946, he and his brother, Lee, began selling animal feed and baby chickens to local farmers. The business grew and in 1962, they sold their business to the Ralston Purina Company. At that time they accepted management positions in Gainesville and Clarkesville respectively. In 1972, Purina decided to divest its poultry business. Mr. Arrendale and his brother, along with Joe Hatfield, a Gainesville poultry man, who had also sold to Purina in 1962, bought the business from Purina and Fieldale Farms Corporation was born. From this partnership, Fieldale Farms has grown into the largest employer in both Habersham and Hall counties and is among the largest poultry companies in the world.
Mr. Arrendale served as chairman of the board for 41 years at Habersham Bank, one of the largest state chartered banks in Georgia, and in 1968, he co-founded LP Service Inc., in Clarkesville with his brother, Lee.
He was extremely active in both the civic and charitable communities as well. Mr. Arrendale was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and served on the Habersham Hospital Board for 12 years and as chairman for three years. He was past president of the Soque River Water Shed Association Inc. and was a strong supporter of Piedmont College, receiving an honorary doctorate degree from the school in 1998. Mr. Arrendale also supported the University of Georgia and was a member of the Gridiron Society. He was a Master Mason of long standing with the Clarkesville Masonic Lodge #325 F.&A.M. and was the Habersham County Chamber of Commerce “Man of the Year” in 1985. He was also a recipient of the Sam Walton Community Leader Award, the Rotarian Paul Harris Award and the Northeast Georgian Pacesetter Award. In 1991, House Resolution #761 was written in his honor and the Tom Arrendale Interchange on Highway 365 North was dedicated.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Sam Arrendale, Howell Cobb Arrendale and William Lee Arrendale, two sisters, Mabel Arrendale Burns and Mary Arrendale Hale, as well as many descendants of his siblings.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 6, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Clarkesville. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service.
Mr. Arrendale will be interred in a private service at the family cemetery in Tiger.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Winifred Smith Arrendale; son, Thomas Augustus (Gus) Arrendale III; daughter, Cyndae Arrendale; grandson, Joseph Augustus (Gus) Bussey; sister, Nelle Arrendale; and aunt, Willie Blalock Elliott.
In lieu of flowers, a gift may be made to the Fieldale Farms Foundation, P.O. Box 558, Baldwin, GA 30511, in honor of Tom Arrendale Jr.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 5, 2003

Clyde E. Black
Clyde Everett Black, 75, of Commerce, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Black was born in Davidson County, N.C., on March 26, 1928, to the late Harvey and Lillian Rimmer Black.
A retired Sergeant of the United States Army, Mr. Black served in the Korean War. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Black was preceded in death by a grandson, Teddy Everett Black, and two brothers, Ray and Donald Black.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 31, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Earl Pirkle and Michael Millwood officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife, Catherine Cosper Black, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Carroll Sheridan, Imogene and Michel Gray, Donna and Jerry Parks and Lisa and Keith Phagan, all of Gainesville, Diana and Royce Cash, Commerce, and Evelyn and Alan Stevens, Jonesboro, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Carol Black, Lexington, N.C., Harvey and Kathy Black, Cumming, and Clyde and Machell Black, Buford; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 5, 2003

Sammy Parker
Sammy Parker, 54, of Cornelia, died Thursday, October 30, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on October 4, 1949, Mr. Parker was a son of the late Dave and Cloia Parker.
He was a truck driver with Ethicon for 17 years, played industrial league softball in Habersham County for many years and was a member of the Cornelia Church of God. Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Elaine Pruitt Parker, two brothers, David Parker Jr. and Winfred Parker, and a sister, Jean Parker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 2, at the Cornelia Church of God with the Revs. James Gunn, Geoffrey Dillard and Len Pirkle officiating. Burial was in the Camp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Joey Perry, Baxley, and Melissa and John Tyler, Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Gail Martin, Eastanollee; brothers, Lamar Parker, Baldwin, and Lloyd Parker, Demorest; and grandchildren, Gregory Martin, Nikki Martin and Gala Martin, all of Eastanollee, Ashton Shook and Tanner Shook, both of Cornelia, and Caleb Perry and Cody Perry, both of Baxley.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 5, 2003


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