Banks County Obituaries...

AUGUST 11, 2004


John Henry Ausburn
John Henry Ausburn, 86, of Homer, died Saturday, August 7, 2004, at the Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center.
Born May 6, 1918, in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Anna (Farmer) and Bill Ausburn. Mr. Ausburn was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation, was a former Homer City councilman, a W.W.II Army Veteran and a member of the VFW Post 7720, as well as American Legion Post 215. He was a member of the Bethany Christian Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Williams Ausburn.
Survivors include two sons, Dillard and Willard Ausburn, both of Homer; and one grandson, Zane Ausburn, Homer.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 9, 2004 from Bethany Christian Church with the Revs. Jerry Payne and William Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Bethany Christian Church Cemetery, Homer.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 2004.

Eula Cook
Eula Mae Mealor Cook, 61, of Alto, died Monday, August 9, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born August 24, 1942, in Banks County, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Bertha Caudell Mealor and was preceded in death by a brother, LeRoy Mealor, and a sister, Shelby Jean Mealor. Mrs. Cook was a self-employed beautician with 25 years of service. She was a member, former Sunday school teacher and church secretary of Alto Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, John W. Cook, Alto; one son, Tommy Earls, Mt. Airy; two daughters, Marty L. Thompson and Brenda Shaw, both of Alto; three brothers, Jarvis Mealor, Homer, J.C. Mealor, Mt. Airy, and Loran Mealor, Demorest; two sisters, Marlene Worley and Barbara Dill, both of Homer; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 13, 2004, at the Alto Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Franklin and Ronnie Thurmond officiating. Burial will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, will be in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 2004.

Karen Broome
Mrs. Karen Lynn Dayton Broome, 39, of Toccoa, died Friday, August 6, 2004, at her home.
She was born April 1, 1965, in Fulton County and was the daughter of Roger S. and Ginger Massey Dayton, Mt. Airy. She had lived in Toccoa for the past 23 years and was a member of the Latter Day Saints. She was employed with Shaw Industries and most recently owned her own cleaning service.
In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Boyd Broome; one son, Brannon Boyd Broome; and one daughter, Hope Nicole Lynn Broome, all of the home; one brother, Kenneth Dayton, Roswell; two sisters, Krista Purdy, Alto, and Tara Gosnell, Banks County; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Branson and Brenda Broome, Toccoa; two brothers-in-law, Wendell Broome, Franklin County, and Todd Broome, Toccoa; a sister-in-law, Kay Garner, Cornelia; five nieces; and one nephew.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, 2004, from the chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with the Revs. David Ledford and Richard Ivester, and Mr. Gary Sandercock officiating. Burial followed in Roselane Cemetery. Palbearers were Wendell Broome, Todd Broome, Branson Broome, Johnny Dayton, Eric Hulsey, and Brian Garner.
Whitlock Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 2004.

Leslie McCarthy
Mr. Leslie Paul McCarthy, 31, of Toccoa, died at his home Wednesday, July 28, 2004.
He was the son of the late William McCarthy and was born May 7, 1973, in Stephens County, where he lived all of his life. He worked in house construction and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his mother, Deborah Hart McCarthy, Martin; two sisters, Teresa Shedd, Homer, and Amanda Collins, Toccoa; step-father, Arthur McIntyre, Toccoa; and grandmothers, Irene Hart and Annie McCarthy, both of Toccoa.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 30, 2004, at the Hillcrest Chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerrell Beatty officiating. Burial was in Eastanollee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 2004.

Robert ‘Gene’ Holland
Robert Eugene “Gene” Holland, 64, of Alto, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004, following an extended illness.
Mr. Holland was born in Hall County on June 9, 1940, and was the son of the late Authur Russell Holland and Mary Catherine Chambers Holland. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Rylee, and was a retired truck driver and a member of Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church.
Survivors include his wife, Susie Stanley Holland, Alto; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne Holland and Charles L. Harrison, Sr., Alto; two granddaughters, Makesha Cook Murphy, Wilmington, N.C. and Makayla Cook, Alto; one great-grandson, Kaveri Holland Holcombe, Alto; one brother, Donald Holland, Clyde, Texas; four sisters, Mary Ferguson, Gillsville, Joyce Sandidge, Jacqueline Wilson and Margaret Shockley, all of Alto.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2004, from Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with Revs. Scott Ledbetter and Anthony Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, will be in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 2004.
‘Red’ Ballenger
James “Red” Ralph Ballenger, 47, of Carnesville, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004.
He was born December 1, 1956, in Jackson County and was the son of Ralph and Janie Lee Wilson Ballenger of Homer. He was a truck and auto mechanic and had worked for Bud Vaughn at the Goldmine Truck Repair for nearly 20 years. He was presently an employee of Interstate Truck and Equipment, Jefferson, for five years. He was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Greg and Kimberly Ballenger and David Pilgrim, all of Carnesville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shelly Ann and Taylor Cannon, Lula, and Tammy and Shad Wilson, Carnesville; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Rick Collins, Homer; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Indian Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Stacey and Tim Bennett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 2004.

James Elrod
James Howard Elrod, 53, Commerce, died Monday, August 9, 2004 at St. Mary’s Hospital.
He was born in Jackson County on November 13, 1950, and was preceded in death by his parents, Weldon and Viola (Parker) Elrod. He was employed at the University of Georgia Physical Plant, was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Towsend Elrod, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Ashley Elrod, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Steven Evans, Commerce; two brothers, D.W. “Shorty” Elrod, Watkinsville, and Danny Elrod, Jefferson; one sister, Mary Jean Strickland, Commerce; and two granddaughters, Ensley Evans and Eve Fisher, both of Commerce.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 3 p.m., at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Verlin Reece, Eric Tyson, Brad Wilson and David Strickland officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Wednesday, August 11, 2004 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Little-Ward Funeral Home, Inc.
Pallbearers will be Aubry Scoggins, Clark Cutler, Alfrey Smith, Bobby Brown, Ray Jones and Ricky Cochran. Music will be provided by David Gailey, Jenni Gailey, Lavonda Reece and Dr. Keith Zimmerman.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, will be in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 2004

George Rose
Mr. George Elbert Rose, 67, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Athens, died Saturday July 31, 2004.
He was a native of Detroit, Michigan, and was the son of the late Mary Beth Glass Bender, Fred William Rose, Sr. and Blanche Rose. He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Rose.
Mr. Rose served with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Light House Congregational Holiness Church, Winder.
Survivors include one son, David Rose, Athens; two daughters, Susan C. Marsingill, Hull, and Donna C. Weathers, Athens; one half-sister, Mary Ann Bender, Calif.; two brothers, Fred W. Rose, Jr., Flat Rock, Mich., and Arthur R. Rose, Atlanta; one half-brother, Steven Bender, Calif; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 6, 2004, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home with the Revs. Jack Bowen and Mark Babin officiating. Burial was in Oconee Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Barry Ruark, Lee Map, Terry Noell, John Casey, Ron Lee, Terry Ruark, and Ronnie Coile.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, August 11, 2004.

Gwendolyn Peek
Gwendolyn Brewer York Peek, 57, of Cornelia, died Monday, August 2, 2004 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Habersham County on May 25, 1947, and was the daughter of the late Vernon and Gladys Martin Brewer. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Brewer.
She was employed for almost 20 years with Vend Food Service and it’s affiliates and was a member of the Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, David Peek, Cornelia; sons and daughters-in law, Bobby Lee and Teresa York, Cornelia, and Ronnie and Kristy York, Baldwin; one sister, Sandra Brewer Crane, Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Reggie and Norma Brewer, Mt. Airy; brother-in-law, Richard Peek, Rockland, Maine; nine grandchildren, Jerry Lee, Jason, Tyler, Brandon, Nicole, Brittany, Cieara, Kenneth, and Joe; two great-grandsons, Joseph and Joseph.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 5, 2004, from Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Don Pruitt officiating. Burial followed in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 2004.

Martha Lewis
Martha Louise Boswell Lewis, 51, Maysville, died Sunday, August 8, 2004, at her residence, following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of Ola Mae Carroll Boswell, Maysville, and the late Perino Boswell. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Boswell.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jerry Lewis, Maysville; a daughter, Nicole Lewis, Maysville; a son, Josh Lewis, Maysville; brothers John Boswell, Otis Boswell and Norman Boswell, all of Maysville, and Glen (Tootsie) Boswell, Commerce; a sister, Joyce Wilson, Alto; two grandchildren, Gavin Brown and Chloe Poole, as well as many friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 10, 2004, at the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, with the Revs. Bill Manus, Dwayne Owensby and Jeff Clark officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 2004.

Sue Shipman
Mrs. Sue Daniell Shipman, 61, Hoschton, died Friday, August 6, 2004, following an extended illness. She was born in Haralson County, the daughter of the late Troy and Pauline Hannah Daniell. Mrs. Shipman was a homemaker and a member of the Center Union Baptist Church, Braselton. She was preceded in death by two sons, Joel and Danny Coley and a brother, Dennis Daniell.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Shipman, Hoschton; two sons, Ronnie Coley, Jefferson, and Tommy Coley, Hull; three daughters, Darlene Welchel and Evelyn Holder, both of Hoschton, and Susan McAllister, Hull; three sisters, Dorothy Dyer, Commerce, Sybil Stephens, Carnesville, and Cathy Anderson, Maysville; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 9, 2004, at the Center Union Baptist Church, Braselton, with the Revs. Timothy Copeland and Ronnie Coley officiating. Burial followed in Hoschton City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Tommy Smith, Jimmy Rouse, Andy Holder, Ralph Farmer, Paul Farmer and Melvin Gooch.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 2004.

Harvey Page
Harvey Page, 69, of Cornelia, died Monday, August 9, 2004, at the Mountain View Health Care, Clayton, following an extended illness.
Mr. Page was born on May 12, 1935, in Gwinnett County and was the son of Vera Brown Page, Winder, and the late Robert Lee Page, Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Sue Holland Page, one brother, Kenneth Page, and one sister, Martha Dillon. He was a United States Army veteran and was retired from the Cornelia Veneer Company. He was a member of the B.C. Grant Baptist Church.
Survivors, include his mother, Vera Brown Page, Winder; two sons, Harvey Page, Cornelia, and Anthony Page, Alto; two daughters, Anglene Arflin, Cornelia, and Harlene Harper, Stockbridge; one brother, Robert Lee Page, Jr., Dahlonega; three sisters, Betty McPherson, Duluth, Patty Tumlin and Mary Ann Dunahoo, both of Winder; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 12, 2004, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Doyal Conley and Billy Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery, Duluth. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 2004.


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