Banks County Obituaries...

MARCH 3, 2004


Kyle P. Norris
Kyle Patrick Norris, infant son of Brian and Lisa Gailey Norris, Homer, died Tuesday, February 24, 2004.
Private graveside services were held Friday, February 27, in the New Birth Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Kevin Norris, of the home; maternal grandparents, Carrina and Larry Gailey, Homer; paternal grandparents, Peggy and Hugh Norris Jr., Atlanta; paternal great-grandparents, Sara and Hugh Norris Sr., Senoia; and uncles, Gary H. Gailey, Homer, and Chris K. Norris, Hiram.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

Randy L. Agnor
Randy Lynn Agnor, 39, of Maysville, died Sunday, February 29, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Mr. Agnor is survived by a daughter, Jessica Agnor, Severn, Md.; his father, William D. Agnor, Staunton, Va.; his mother, Cora E. Chambers, Maysville; four brothers, William D. Agnor Jr., Staunton, Va., Stanley Christian, Calverton, Va., Doyle Christian, Manassas, Va., and Tilford B. Christian, Wilmington, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

Dorsey Ward
Dorsey Ward, 89, of Cornelia, died Thursday, February 26, 2004, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Born in Banks County on January 31, 1915, Mr. Ward was a son of the late Pless and Lora Hendricks Ward.
He retired from Cornelia Broom Company after 65 years of service and was a member of Cornelia Christian Church. Mr. Ward was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Thomason and Cleo Thomason, a sister, Lessie Kesler, a half-sister, Viola Andrews, and a son-in-law, Stuart Holland.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 29, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with David Terrell and the Rev. Hal Cason officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Bertie Carter Ward, Cornelia; daughters, Gladys Holland, Cornelia, and Barbara Dean, Toccoa; son, Joe Ward, Sparr, Fla.; sisters, Bertha Smith and Monteen Smith, both of Toccoa; brother, Chandler Ward, Cornelia; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

Molly S. Parson
Mrs. Molly Sue Parson, 72, of Maysville, died Friday, February 27, 2004, at her residence of a brief illness.
Mrs. Parson was a daughter of the late Elige S. Redmon and Bessie Smith Redmon. She was the wife of the late Herman Parson, and was preceded in death by a sister, Hassie Garrett.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brian Stowe and Patsy Garrett officiating. Burial was in Grove Level Cemetery.
Mrs. Parson is survived by three sons, Nelson Parson, Pendergrass, Ronald Parson, Homer, and Randy Parson, Commerce; one daughter, Susan Parson Blalock, Nicholson; one brother, Richard Redmon, Maysville; one sister, Daisy Lou Shubert, Maysville; and a K-9 companion, Hershey.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

Janie S. Hewell
Mrs. Janie Sue Reed Hewell, 76, of Commerce, died Saturday, February 21, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Hewell was born November 21, 1927, in Banks County, a daughter of the late Ed and Cora Veal Reed.
She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Hewell was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hewell.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 23, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Darrell Womack and Chris Humphries officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Hewell, Lula; a daughter, Deloris Parks, Lula; four sisters, Maxine Clark, Baldwin, Mary Belle Cromer, Commerce, Gladys Fitzgerald, Tempe, Ariz., and Shirley Morris, Gillsville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

Bert Quincey
Bert Quincey, 54, of Chiefland, Fla., died Monday, March 1, 2004, at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, Fla.
Born October 28, 1949, in Williston, Fla., Mr. Quincey was a son of Peggy Quincey, Trenton, Fla., and the late Clyde Quincey.
He was a United States Army veteran, having served during Vietnam, and was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was a lineman and assistant supervisor of construction with Central Florida Electric Co-Op and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Mr. Quincey was also a member of the Sand Fly Hunting Club and was an avid fisherman.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Van Quincey.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Brother Billy Philman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Quincey is survived by his wife, Sandra Quincey, Chiefland, Fla.; daughters, Jeanette Quincey and Jenifer Butler, both of Chiefland, Fla.; sons, Sam Quincey Jr. and Neil Braswell, both of Chiefland, Fla.; brothers, Danny Quincey, Midland City, Ala., Clifford Quincey, Enterprise, Ala., and Jerry Quincey, Trenton, Fla.; sisters, Zo Ann Johnson, Ocala, Fla., and Pam Morrison, Trenton, Fla.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay and Ronnie Ward and Cindy and Ricky Ward, all of Alto; granddaughter, Abigail Butler, Chiefland, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Becky and Jason Cantrell, Clarkesville, Amy and Gabe Grant, Demorest, and Krissy and Jason Wood, Stephanie Ward, Ritchie Ward and Seth Ward, all of Alto.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, Chiefland, Fla.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

Homer P. McDonald
Homer P. McDonald, 82, of Commerce, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center of an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Clarence Reynolds, Jim Harrison and Danny Green officiating. Burial will be in the Webbs Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, Ruth G. McDonald, of the home; two sons, Harrison McDonald, Colbert, and Perry McDonald, Commerce; one daughter, Alice Bullock, Colbert; one brother, H.D. McDonald, Indiana; one sister, Lovada Carter, Commerce; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Mr. McDonald was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Neely, and a granddaughter, Melissa McDonald.
The family is at the residence and was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

Don Ambrose
Don Ambrose, 45, of Gainesville, died Thursday, February 26, 2004, at Peachtree Christian Hospice following a brief illness.
Mr. Ambrose was born April 18, 1958, in Wayne County. He was a son of the late Arren Rupert Ambrose and Elsie Ambrose-Arnold, and was preceded in death by two brothers, John Ambrose and Richard Ambrose, and a half-sister, Christine Arnold.
Mr. Ambrose was a certified HVAC welder-pipe fitter.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 29, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Bobby Griffin and Tracey Davidson officiating.
Mr. Ambrose is survived by his wife, Chris L. Ambrose, Gainesville; three sisters, Nell Davidson and Kathleen Baugh, both of Lula, and Marilyn Simpson, Toccoa; and three brothers, Billy Ambrose, Homer, Frank Ambrose, Chatsworth, and Rupert Ambrose, Eua Claire, Wis.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

Bess S. Crawford
Mrs. Bess Scales Crawford, 72, of Homer, died in the early hours of Sunday, February 29, 2004, after a seven year battle with cancer.
Mrs. Crawford was born July 10, 1931, in Banks County, a daughter of the late Paul and Calla Loudermilk Scales.
She was a realtor and the founder and owner of the Red Kitchen.
“In her life, she was a loving wife, the proud mother of four boys and a dear and devoted friend to all she met,” it was stated.
Mrs. Crawford was preceded in death by two sons, Chip and Kelly Crawford, and three brothers, David, Peyton and Paul Scales.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Homer Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Crabb officiating.
Mrs. Crawford is survived by her husband, C.W. Crawford, Homer; two sons, Casey and Wally Crawford, both of Savannah; two grandsons, Clay and Chris Crawford, both of Tybee Island; two sisters, Eleanor S. Whitfield and Doris S. Wright, both of Commerce; and many loving friends and family members.
Memorials may be made to The Christopher K. Crawford Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 188, Savannah, GA 31402.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

Claude R. Kesler
Claude Raymond Kesler, 72, of Nicholson, died Thursday, February 26, 2004, at his residence.
Born August 5, 1931, in Jackson County, Mr. Kesler was a son of the late Thomas Martin and Emma Lou Kesler Kesler.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Kesler served during the Korean War. He was retired from Oliver Rubber Co. and was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 29, at Antioch United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Cathy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kesler is survived by his wife, Nina Mae Drake Kesler, Nicholson; daughter, Susan Veal, Nicholson; brother, John Kesler, Nicholson; sister, Sara Duren, Commerce; and two grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

Ruby C. Woodall
Mrs. Ruby Chastain Woodall, 103, of Homer, died Thursday, February 26, 2004, at her residence.
Mrs. Woodall was born August 30, 1900, in Hall County, the daughter of the late Loyd and Estelle Warren Chastain.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Banks County. Mrs. Woodall was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Woodall, daughters, Willie Nell Canada and Estelle Grizzle, an infant daughter, and sons, Gene Woodall, Hershel Woodall and Charles Woodall.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Ralph O. Smith and Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Alice Anderson, Dawsonville, Maybell Clark, Detroit, Mich., Lorene Manley, Forest Park, and Buell Pardue, Rockport, Texas; three sons, Graham Woodall, Cornelia, Scott Woodall, Baldwin, and Larry Woodall, Homer; 29 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

George V. Jackson
George Vernon Jackson, 90, of Carnesville, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Jackson was born August 11, 1913, in Banks County. He was a son of the late George Turner and Nancy Ward Jackson, and was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Mr. Jackson was a retired inspector with Chicopee Manufacturing Co., with 11 years of service, and was a farmer. A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Army, and was a member of the American Legion Post #215, Homer. Mr. Jackson was also a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Duane Eller and Tommy Childress officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Allen Jackson, Carnesville; one daughter, Glenda Jackson Pruitt, Carnesville; one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004

Shannon L. Nation
Shannon Lewis Nation, 18, of Lula, died Thursday, February 26, 2004, at his mother’s residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Nation was born in Hall County on December 31, 1982. He was a construction worker who loved to camp, and was of the non-denominational faith.
Mr. Nation was preceded in death by a grandmother, Lois Irene Nation, and his step-father, Thomas Claburn Gilmer.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 29, at Lula Church with the Revs. Buster Autry and Chris Smith officiating. Burial was in the Macedonia Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Nation is survived by his mother, Debra J. Nation, Lula; his fiancée, Angelica Milwood, Lula; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Lisa Jarrard, Gainesville; nephew, Matthew Jarrard, Gainesville; niece, Victoria Jarrard, Gainesville; aunts and uncles, Christine “Mama Nip” and Jerry Free, Gillsville, and Betty and Marshall Carnes, Clarkesville; uncles, David Nation, Clarkesville, and George Nation and Ferrell Nation, both of Banks County; aunt, Barbara Kathleen Nation, Banks County; and siblings, Rodney and Deresia Hedden, Dylan and Danielle Hedden, Amber Warren, Marvin and Pam Brown, Bryan and Brandy Brown, William, Lindsey and Shelby Nation, Patonya Nation and Hannah Thomas.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 3, 2004


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