Banks County Obituaries...

JUNE 2, 2004


Eugene T. Roberts
Eugene Talmadge Roberts, 70, of Maysville, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at his residence of an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Allen Stevens and Clarence Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Eva Lou Wiley Roberts, of the home; five sons, Emory “Pee Wee” Roberts, Gainesville, Thomas Roberts, Lavonia, Terry Roberts, Cleveland, Steve Roberts, Homer, and Douglas Roberts, Royston; one daughter, Judy Smith, Royston; one brother, Verner Roberts, Gainesville; two sisters, Edna Bruce and Grace Berkert, both of Gainesville; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by a son, David Jackson Roberts, and a brother, James Roberts.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 2, 2004

Maxine S. Booth
Mrs. Maxine Smith Booth, 80, of Cornelia, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at her daughter’s residence following an extended illness.
Born May 20, 1924, Mrs. Booth was a daughter of the late Mack and Sally Bramblett Smith.
She was a homemaker who worked at the U.S. Naval Ordinance Plant in Macon during World War II, and volunteered for 15 years with the Civil Defense. She was also a retired Tupperware dealer and was active in the C.B. Clubs and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of Hillside Baptist Church.
She loved to travel, it was stated.
Mrs. Booth was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Booth, a daughter, Leutrelle Dillashaw, a grandson, Kevin Booth, and a daughter-in-law, Susie Booth.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at Hillside Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Harris, Billy Burrell and Larry Free officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Regina Jenkins, Alto; sons, Edwin Booth, Baldwin, and Mack Booth, Mt. Airy; sisters, Imogene Stewart, Clarkesville, and Magdalene “Shorty” Glatfelter, Grand Bay, Ala.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 2, 2004

Mary Jo Mealor
Mrs. Mary Jo Hopkins Mealor, 68, of Commerce, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at her residence.
Born September 10, 1935, in Worcester County, Md., Mrs. Mealor was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Mary Robison Hopkins.
She was a homemaker and a member of Sandy Plains Baptist Church, Marietta.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder.
Mrs. Mealor is survived by her husband, Johnny Mealor, Commerce; one son, John David Mealor, Canton; three daughters, Donna Guess, Kennesaw, Wanda Kaye Middlebrook, Polk City, Fla., and Gaye Norvell, Marietta; two brothers, Bob Hopkins, Lilburn, and Gene Hopkins, Winder; and eight grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 2, 2004

Paula R. Harlan
Ms. Paula Reed Harlan, 41, of Dayton, Tenn., died Friday, May 28, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Ms. Harlan was born in Fulton County. She was employed as a server in the restaurant industry and was of the Christian faith.
Ms. Harlan was preceded in death by a son, James Paul Armstrong.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Ms. Harlan is survived by a daughter, Kristy Armstrong, Montgomery, Ala.; son, Samuel Harlan Jr., Lucedale, Miss.; grandson, Brent Lane Findley; her parents, Paul Jr. and Lynn Reed, Demorest; half-sister, Jackie Darlene Reed Ellis, Callahan, Fla.; grandmother, Jewelle Reed, Cornelia; and aunt, Barbara Holcomb, Cornelia.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 2, 2004

Pamela G. Chastain
Mrs. Pamela Garrett Chastain, 43, of Demorest, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Chastain was born in Habersham County. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. She was also an avid reader.
Mrs. Chastain was preceded in death by her first husband, James Herman Franklin Jr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Russ Barker officiating. Burial was in the Garrett Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Chastain is survived by her husband, Tommy John Chastain, Clarkesville; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Shane Whitfield, Baldwin; son and daughter-in-law, Shann and Rebekah Franklin, Clarkesville; her parents, Julian and Shirley Wheeler Garrett, Demorest; grandfather, Horace Garrett, Demorest; grandmother, Margie Wheeler, Demorest; and three grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 2, 2004

Hughlon L.
‘Bud’ Culpepper
Hughlon Lee “Bud” Culpep-per, 76, of Commerce, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at St. Mary’s Hos-pital, Athens, of an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Bradley Duncan and Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Culpepper is survived by his wife, Florella Culpepper, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Linda Culpepper, Commerce; one brother, Ed Culpepper, Commerce; two sisters, Willard Denham and Belle Murray, both of Commerce; two grandchildren and their spouses, Stacy and Lisa Culpepper and Latricia and Norman Banks; and two great-grandchildren, Ethen and Colton Banks.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 2, 2004

Joseph V. Suggs
Joseph Vernon Suggs, 70, of Pendergrass, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, of a sudden illness.
Mr. Suggs was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Leonard Rex and Annie Belle Crain Suggs.
A retired iron worker, Mr. Suggs was a member of the Iron Workers Local 387 in Atlanta and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Suggs is survived by his wife, Carolyn Stanley Suggs, Pendergrass; one son, Michael Suggs, Powder Springs; two daughters, Teresa Hardigree, Maysville, and Sheila Roberts, Dacula; one brother, Jerry Suggs, Simpsonville, S.C.; two sisters, Katherine Kennemore, Anderson, S.C., and Dora Hood, Pendleton, S.C.; and seven grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 2, 2004

Geneva Moore
Mrs. Geneva Carter Moore, 64, of Carnesville, died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at Anderson Regional Medical Center, Anderson, S.C., after an extended illness.
Mrs. Moore was born March 1, 1940, in Stephens County. She was a daughter of the late Hubert and Ethel Payne Carter.
A 1958 graduate of Franklin County High School, she was a seamstress, retiring from Wright Manufacturing. She and her husband, Morris, were married on July 1, 1960.
Mrs. Moore was a faithful and active member of New Bethel Baptist Church and was a member of the Adult II Sunday School Class. She enjoyed traveling with the “See the World Tours” and was also an active member of the Red Hat Society.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Childress and the Rev. Grady Jordan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ervin Carter, Daniel Carter, Wally Phillips, Larry Moore, Ken Moore and Clay Moore served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband, Morris Moore; son, Greg Moore, Carnesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Pam Moore and Jason and Stephanie Moore, all of Toccoa; an adopted son, Ross Beltran, Carnesville; grandsons, Clay Moore, Will Moore and Matthew Moore; granddaughter, Lindsay Moore; sister, Judy Phillips, Royston; and brothers, Marvin Carter and Darwin Carter, both of Toccoa.
Memorials may be made to Acres of Love, New Bethel Baptist Church, 1310 New Bethel Road, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 2, 2004

Tina M. Evans
Miss Tina Mae Evans, 29, of Clayton, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.
Miss Evans was born June 6, 1974, in Barrow County, a daughter of the former Carol Ann Potter and the late James Timothy Evans.
She was employed in the textile industry and was a member of Harvest Missionary Church.
In addition to her father, Miss Evans was preceded in death by a daughter, Tabitha Marie Osborne.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Harvest Missionary Church with the Rev. Glen Arnold officiating, with music by Irene Wofford and Kelly Williams. Burial was in Yukon Cemetery.
Miss Evans is survived by her mother, Carol Ann Heppding, Ellijay; three brothers, David Evans and Cody Evans, both of Commerce, and Justin Evans, Homer; two sisters, Carolyn Evans, Clayton, and Sherry Evans, Athens; a special friend, Rachel Dobbs, Clayton; grandmothers, Gloria Tanner, Ellijay, and Norine Evans, Commerce; three nieces and three nephews.
Bernhardt Funeral Home, Ellijay, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 2, 2004


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