Banks County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 3, 2003


Willie M. Alexander
Mrs. Willie Mae Crump Alexander, 87, of Baldwin, died Saturday, November 29, 2003, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Alexander was born in Franklin County on September 25, 1916. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Dave and Cara Gulley Crump.
Mrs. Alexander was a homemaker and a member of Baldwin Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel E. Alexander, and a brother, Roy Crump.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 1, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Mike Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Baldwin Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Butch Martin, Baldwin; a sister, Christine Bone, Baldwin; a brother, Harold Crump, Baldwin; a grandson, Mike Williams; and two great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 3, 2003

Robert L.
‘Papa Coon’ Adams
Robert Lee “Papa Coon” Adams, 88, of Demorest, died Friday, November 28, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County on February 13, 1915, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Charlie and Fannie Shubert Adams.
He retired from Habersham Mills after 33 years of service and worked with the Woodmen of the World Rangers, where he met with them year round every Sunday. He also took them to the Woodmen Summer Camp for 23 years.
Mr. Adams was an avid fisherman, hunter and square dancer who also enjoyed working with youth. He was a member of Habersham Baptist Church. Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Smith Adams, eight brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 30, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Chris York, Kenneth McEntire and Sammy Franklin officiating. Burial was in Habersham Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Josephine and Ernest Franklin, Demorest, and Wanda and Leonard Cagle, Gainesville; sister, Ruth House, Gillsville; grandson, Dale Franklin; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Anthony and Debra Franklin, Adam and Cindy Cagle and Casey and Marianne Cagle; great-grandchildren, Cole Franklin, Drew Franklin and Austin Cagle; and step-great-grandchildren, Dustin Pitts and Cari Pitts.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 3, 2003

Augustus C. Moss
Augustus Carlyle Moss, 88, died Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at his home in Atlanta.
Mr. Moss was born January 29, 1915, in Banks County, the son of the late Roy and Nettie Boling Moss. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Helen Reynolds Moss, and a sister, Mazie Moss.
A graduate of Baldwin High School, Mr. Moss was a World War II veteran. He was awarded four campaign ribbons for action in Northern France, the Ardennes, the Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland and Central Europe. He served 28 months in the United States Army.
Mr. Moss was a member of Skyland United Methodist Church of Atlanta, the United Methodist Men, AARP and the Banks County Historical Society. He worked four years for the Banks County Road Department, four years for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and 35 years for Yancey Brothers Company, a Caterpillar tractor dealer in Atlanta.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 29, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Robert L. Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, LTC Thomas Carlyle Moss, U.S. Army (Ret.) and Dr. Vicky Baker Moss, Alexandria, Va.; granddaughter and husband, Beth Moss Burke and John Burke, Alexandria, Va.; granddaughter, Jenny Moss, Alexandria, Va.; brother-in-law, Howard Reynolds, Seal Beach, Calif.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Doris Reynolds Chapman and Dr. Harlan Chapman, Dalton; an aunt, Carrie Sanders Moss, Hollingsworth; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 3, 2003

Frances R. Venable
Mrs. Frances R. (Tass) (Granny) Venable, 75, of Bogart, formerly of Commerce, died Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at her residence of an extended illness.
Mrs. Venable was a retired child care provider in the Athens area and was a member of Princeton United Methodist Church, Athens. She was an active co-leader for Girl Scout Troop 2030 of Athens.
Mrs. Venable was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Venable, her mother, Bessie McGinnis Fuller, her father, Francis Marion Fuller, and a brother, Dickie Fuller.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 29, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Russell Reptske officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jolynn Venable Farley and James Farley, Athens; son, George S. Venable, Athens; granddaughter and husband, Tonya (Missy) Farley Wagner and Eric Wagner; grandson and wife, Michael Timothy Farley and Catherine Chambers Farley; great-granddaughter, Lacey Wagner; sister and brother-in-law, Karen Fuller Brookshaw and Gene Brookshaw, Birmingham, Ala.; two nephews and other numerous relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Lymphoma Society or to the St. Mary’s Hospice.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 3, 2003

John F. Loudermilk
John Frank Loudermilk, 38, of Cornelia, died Sunday, November 30, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Loudermilk was born August 30, 1965, in Habersham County, to Mrs. Frankie Ferguson Loudermilk Henslee, Cornelia, and the late John P. Loudermilk.
He graduated from Habersham Central High School in 1983 and was employed as a meat cutter with Quality Foods. He was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and a member of Cornelia Lodge #92 F & AM.
In addition to his father, Mr. Loudermilk was preceded in death by a brother, Mark P. Loudermilk.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Verner London officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens with Masonic Graveside Rites by Cornelia Lodge #92 F & AM.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Connie Hix Loudermilk, Cornelia; and a daughter, Margaret Loudermilk, Cornelia.
Memorials may be made to the Children’s Health Care of Atlanta Foundation, 1687 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, Attn: Lindsay Russell, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 3, 2003

Thelma D. Reed
Mrs. Thelma D. Reed, 93, of Commerce, died Sunday, November 23, 2003, at her residence.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, at Jones Chapel Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Bonnell Allen, Commerce, Geneva Rucker, Banks County, and Victoria Daniel, Nicholson; three sons, Samuel Reed and John Aubrey Reed, both of Commerce, and Robert Lee Reed, Homer; one sister, Alma Faulkner; 31 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 3, 2003

Jack R. Barnes
Jack R. Barnes, 62, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, November 26, 2003.
Born in Barrow County, Mr. Barnes was a lifetime resident of the area and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Auburn. He was a son of the late Robert and Edna Wills Barnes.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 29, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Richard Cole officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Dianne Stinchcomb Barnes, Bethlehem; a son, Tendell Barnes, Nicholson; daughter, Donna Hill, Maysville; brother, Johnny Barnes, Statham; sisters, Geneva Smith and Dianne Church, both of Winder, and Betty Phillips and Dorothy Mobley, both of Statham; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 1434 Cronic Town Road, Auburn, GA 30011.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 3, 2003

Rosalee G. Crump
Mrs. Rosalee Gabrels Crump, 69, Cornelia, died Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Crump was born in Habersham County on August 2, 1934. She was a daughter of the late Gordon and Margie Winstead Gabrels.
Mrs. Crump was a homemaker and a member of Shirley Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy W. Crump, and three brothers, George (G.L.) Gabrels, Doug Gabrels and O’Neal Gabrels.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 29, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Austin Ivester and Jason Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Shirley Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie McCall, Cornelia; sister, Geneva Patton Floyd, Easley, S.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Ralph Jones, Clarkesville; and grandsons, Jerry York and Jason York, both of Cornelia.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 3, 2003


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