Banks County Obituaries...

JUNE 23, 2004


Lois Hulsey
Mrs. Lois Agatha Lynch Hulsey, 88, of Alto, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County on June 1, 1916, Mrs. Hulsey was the daughter of the late Ulysses Samuel Lynch and Ida Dell Woodall Lynch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bright Davis Hulsey, and two brothers, Harold Lynch and Hubert Lynch.
Mrs. Hulsey was a local author who was working on her second book up until the time of her last illness. In addition to writing, she had a great love for growing flowers and compiling family genealogy.
“She was first and foremost a wonderful Christian mother whose immense love for God carried her through life,” stated family members.
Mrs. Hulsey was a homemaker and a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hulsey and her husband lived in Florida through the years of World War II and contributed to the war effort.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Morris officiating at graveside.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa K. and Richard Johnson, Conway, S.C., Regina L. and Dennis Bell, Alto, and A. Laurrie and Dennis Freeman, Cleveland; son, Gary B. Hulsey, Dunwoody; brother, J. Walter Lynch, Athens; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the church or charity of one’s choice.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004

Horace Garrett
Horace Garrett, 83, of Demorest, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at a private healthcare facility following an extended illness.
Born in Towns County on December 12, 1920, Mr. Garrett was a son of the late Bill and May Phillips Garrett.
He retired from Mt. Vernon Mills, where he was a card tender for 35 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, camper and gardener and was of the Interdenominational faith. Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by his wife, Callie Nations Garrett, a granddaughter, Pamela Garrett Chastain, and a sister, Susan Durden.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, June 18, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Thomas Gragg and Don Coleman officiating. Burial was in the Garrett Family Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Laverne and L.P. Ballew, Alto, and Vinetta and Warren Hogsed and Refellice Garrett and Roger LeMaster, all of Demorest; sons and daughters-in-law, W.G. and Eldorada Garrett and Julian and Shirley Wheeler Garrett, all of Demorest; brothers, Whelchel Garrett, Blairsville, and Billy Garrett, Hiawassee; sisters, Isabell Dill, Elizabeth Mull and Lela Mashburn, all of Hiawassee; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004

Samuel
‘Sammy’ Martin
Samuel “Sammy” Martin, of North Carolina, formerly of Commerce, died Sunday, June 13, 2004.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Tina Willoughby Martin, Tampa, Fla.; his mother, Brenda Martin, Tampa Fla., formerly of Commerce; one son, Cory David Martin, Tampa, Fla.; five daughters, Maranda Leigh Martin, Angel Brooke Martin and Flossie Shayla Martin, all of Tampa, Fla., and Deanna Ochelle Laws and Melissa Renee Martin, both of Spindale, N.C.; one brother, Rodney Wade, Lula; one sister, Melissa Wade, Lula; and aunts, uncles, numerous cousins and friends.
No public visitation or viewing was held.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004

Leonard C.
Sanders Jr.
Leonard Clarence Sanders Jr., 69, of Nicholson, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Sanders was born May 13, 1935, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Leonard Clarence Sanders Sr. and Myrtle Farmer Sanders.
Mr. Sanders was a mechanic.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Antioch United Methodist Church with the Revs. Kelby Maxwell and Bobby Anthony and Dave Ladd officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Buffington Sanders, Nicholson; three sons, Brian Sanders and Jimmy Sanders, both of Nicholson, and Tim Sanders, Jefferson; three daughters, Deborah Harris, Commerce, Holly Sanders, Nicholson, and Vickie Watkins, Jefferson; three brothers, Charles Sanders, Pendergrass, Doug Sanders, Seattle, Wash., and Thomas Sanders, Nicholson; one sister, Mary Lou Barnett, Nicholson; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004

Helen Dallas
Mrs. Helen Cornwall Shore Dallas, 90, died Friday, June 18, 2004, in Greensboro, N.C., where she had resided since January 2002.
Prior to moving to Greensboro, Mrs. Dallas was a lifelong resident of Baldwin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at Grace Calvary Episcopal Church, Clarkesville, with the Rev. James Clarke officiating. Burial was in the Baldwin Cemetery.
Mrs. Dallas is survived by two sons, Philip C. Shore, Boynton Beach, Fla., and William A. Shore, Greensboro, N.C.
Contributions may be made in the name of Helen C. Dallas to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004

Rev. Richard James
The Rev. Richard James, 47, of Jefferson, died Saturday, June 19, 2004.
The Rev. James was born June 7, 1957, a son of the Rev. Lewis and Mrs. Mary James, Griffin.
He was minister of Living Word Worship Center, Jefferson, for 14 years, where he orchestrated the construction of the new church building.
Funeral services were held at noon Tuesday, June 22, at Living Word Worship Center with the Revs. Ronald Wilson and Horace Martin officiating. A graveside service and burial followed at 4 p.m. in Oakhill Cemetery, Griffin, with the Revs. Tommy Powell and Lee Roberts officiating.
In addition to his parents, the Rev. James is survived by his wife, Jan Walraven James, Jefferson; daughter, Deanna Brooke James, Jefferson; son, Davis Richard James, Jefferson; sisters, Darlene Jones and Kathy Slade, both of Griffin; brother, Johnny James, Griffin; godbrother, Ernest Steve Melton, Griffin; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to Living Word Worship Center, c/o Building Fund, P.O. Box 674, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004

Mary F. Williams
Mrs. Mary Frances White Williams, 71, of Cornelia, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at a private healthcare facility following an extended illness.
Born in Elbert County on February 10, 1933, Mrs. Williams was the daughter of the late George Noah and Zora Jewell Garner White.
She retired from Scovill as an inspector with 33 years of service. She enjoyed cooking and was a member of Hillside Baptist Church, where she was active in WMU.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy White and Herman White.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Billy Harris, Michael Wilkes and Luther Williams officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Charles “Shorty” Williams, Cornelia; sons, Stanley Williams, Demorest, and Marvin Williams, James Williams and Bobby Williams, all of Cornelia; brothers, Garner White and Joe White, both of Hollingsworth, and Vernon White, Cornelia; brothers-in-law, Billy Williams and Reggie Williams, both of Cornelia; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004

Catherine
W. Nation
Mrs. Catherine Wilson Nation, 67, of Mt. Airy, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on July 13, 1936, Mrs. Nation was a daughter of the late Lester and Ruby Black Wilson.
She was an inspector with Midway Garment who enjoyed sewing and cooking and was of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Nation was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Frances Wilson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Furman Lewis, Billy Burrell and Bill Trotter officiating. Burial was in the B.C. Grant Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Nation is survived by her husband, Raburn Nation, Mt. Airy; daughter, Cathy Stover, Toccoa; sons, Douglas Frady and Larry Frady, both of Toccoa; sisters, Eva Mae Tomlin, Clayton, Adell McCallister, Demorest, and Evelyn Helton, Cleveland; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004

Rea Harris
Mrs. Rea McConnell Harris, 99, of Carlton, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Brown Convalescent Center in Royston.
Born March 22, 1905, in Franklin County, Mrs. Harris was a daughter of the late John F. and Ophelia Stevenson McConnell.
Mrs. Harris was a retired high school teacher, having taught in the Madison and Walton County School Systems, and was a member of Carlton Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Harris, and three brothers, Roger McConnell, Eugene McConnell and David Mack McConnell.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, in B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. Bill Stacey officiating. Burial was in Carlton Cemetery.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Frances Kelly, Elberton; sisters, Mary M. Sewell, Carnesville, and Helen M. Smith, Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004

Louise D. King
Mrs. Louise Davis King, 88, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at a local nursing home following an extended illness.
Born April 9, 1916, in Winslow, Ariz., Mrs. King was a daughter of the late Kirk Hamilton and Belle Sutton Davis.
She was a self-employed realtor and had been a member of several Baptist churches.
Mrs. King was preceded in death by her husband, Col. James E. King, and two sisters, Helena Davis Free and Phoebe Kilpatrick.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 18, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Clifford Allen officiating. Burial was in the Old Nacoochee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, James E. King III, Milledgeville; and two brothers, Donald J. Davis, Fayetteville, and Kirk Davis, Clarkesville.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004

Donald Kirby
Donald Kirby, 57, of Gainesville, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Kirby was born in Habersham County on January 25, 1947. He was a son of Floral Belle Autry Kirby, Cornelia, and the late Robert Lee Kirby.
A veteran of the United States Marines, Mr. Kirby was employed with Rockwell Automation with 24 years of service. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Gainesville, and enjoyed fishing and watching the History Channel.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Clack Stubbs officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Kirby is survived by his wife, Cindy Kirby, Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Deena and Eric Eberhardt, Athens; step-son, Douglas Allen Hindenlang, Bath, Mich.; brother, Steve Kirby, Demorest; and four grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004

Anelle T. Nowell
Mrs. Anelle Turner Nowell, 87, of Commerce, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at St. Paul C.M.E. Church, Lexington.
Mrs. Nowell is survived by her husband, Cleve Nowell; and two step-daughters, Barbara Wood, Commerce, and Shelia Johnson, Athens.
Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, June 23, 2004


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