Banks County Obituaries...

AUGUST 18, 2004


Beverly King
Mrs. Beverly Lynette Brown King, 41, of Colbert, died Friday, August 13, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. King was born in Greene County, August 30, 1962, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. and Frances Meadows Brown, Danielsville. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, April and Phillip Wiley, Lula; a son, Dusty King, of the home; a brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Esther Brown, Danielsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kimberly and Daniel Dyer, Danielsville, and Jennifer and Bob Belcher, Bogart; and two grandchildren, Dylan and Ethan Wiley, both of Lula.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 15, 2004, at the New Haven Holiness Church with the Revs. Larry Dyer and Ellis Cooper officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.

Maudie Carter
Maudie Mae Tench Carter, 70, of Baldwin, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at a private healthcare facility following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on September 5, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Margie Mackey Tench. She was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills and was a member of New Grace Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Carter, sons, Raymond and Robbie Carter, and a sister, Leona Tench.
Survivors include sons, Fred Carter Jr., Sacremento, Calif. and Len Carter, Lula; a daughter, Shirley Stephens, Homer; brothers, Harold Tench of S.C. and Willie Tench of N.C.; sisters, Lurlene Meeks and Mary Wilson, both of Cornelia; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, August 12, 2004 from the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with the Revs. Gerald Adamson and Jeff Appling officiating. Burial was in Friendly Mission Baptist Church Cemetery.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.

Betty Daly
Betty Jean Gau Daly, 71, died Friday, August 13, 2004 at the Scenic View Nursing Home.
She was born May 20, 1933 in Dubque County, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence C. and Geneva Herkes Gau, her husband, John F. Daly, Sr., and a daughter, Judi Ann Daly. She was a store manager at Onida.
Survivors include a son, John F. Daly Jr., Marietta; two daughters, Doric Andrews, Lawrenceville, and Lori Toney, Maysville; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 16, 2004 at the Chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.

Jannie Poole
Jannie Parson Poole, 85, of Gillsville, died Sunday, August 15, 2004 at her residence.
Mrs. Poole was born on May 20, 1919 in Banks County and was the daughter of the late Tom and Etta Nunn Parson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Poole, a grandson, Andy Poole, brothers, Lamertine Parson, Henry Parson, Tilden Parson, and Travis Parson, as well as sisters, Alice Taylor and Curtis Westmoreland.
Mrs. Poole was formerly employed by Carwood Manufacturing and was a member of the Silver Shoals Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Ralph Poole, Gillsville, Leroy Poole, Mt. Airy, and Billy Poole, Homer; two daughters, Annette Cape, Gillsville, and Charlotte Parks, Maysville; three sisters, Pauline Arflin, Belton S.C., Anthie Tatum, Homer, and Ellie Mac Herbert, Gillsville; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 17, 2004 from the Silver Shoals Baptist Church with Barry Cape and the Rev. Sam Parson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with the Rev. Robert Nix officiating at the graveside.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.

Mike Ward
Mike Ward, 55, of Clayton, formerly of Nicholson, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004.
He was born August 3, 1949 in Jackson County, the son of Annie Ruth Palmer Ward and the late Pat Ward, and was a former Boy Scout and former City Councilman, Nicholson. Mr. Ward is a Veteran of the United States Army having served in the Vietnam War, he was a graduate of Commerce High and attended the University of Georgia and was employed as a helicopter pilot.
Survivors in addition to his mother, are a companion, Judy Davenport, Clayton, one son, Michael Ward, Snellville; two daughters, Michlynn and Annie Beth Ward, both of Snellville; one granddaughter; one brother, Farold Ward, Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Myra Helton, Nicholson, and Marsha Dukes, Laurens, S.C.
Memorial services are to be held Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. from the River of Life Worship Center with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.
Jimmy Brookshire
Jimmy Brookshire, 55, of Monroe, died on August 4, 2004. He was born in Jackson County on March 17, 1949 to the late George Thomas and Margie Glenn Brookshire.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Brookshire, Monroe; sons, James Brookshire Jr., Decatur, Ala. and Chad Fambrough, Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and Phillip Blackburne, Commerce; daughters, Lynn Stowe, Decatur, Ala., Sabrina Fambrough, Lakeland, Fla.; brothers, Jerry Brookshire, Homer, Tony Brookshire, Nicholson, and Ray Brookshire, Commerce; grandchild, Kristen Fambrough.
Funeral services were held on Friday, August 6, 2004 at the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Carrell officiating. Burial was at Hill Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Fuller, Tracy Potts, Kyle Woods, Gary Logsdon, Monty Fuller, and Richard Baldwin.
Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.

Garrett Hill
Garrett David Hill, 38, of Hartwell, died Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Johnson was the son of Ruby Jean Johnson and Freeman Hill Sr. He was a member of the New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church, Hartwell, and was employed at Well Stone Textile Industries, Lavonia.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Johnson, Lavonia; sons, Garrett A. Johnson Jr. and Kelvonte S. Durrett, both of Lavonia; daughter Laquanda E. Johnson, Lavonia; mother, Ruby Jean Johnson, Hartwell; father, Freeman Hill Sr., Canon; brothers, Douglas S. Johnson, Hartwell, Freeman Hill Jr. and Rodney Hill both of Canon, Sylvester Hill, Commerce, Randy Hill, Toccoa; and sister, Michelle Combs, Martin.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 9, 2004 at Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Royston. Burial was in Pine View Memorial Garden Cemetery, Royston.
Mack’s Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.
Boke Jackson
Carlos (Boke) Jackson, 89, of Commerce, died Friday, August 13, 2004 at the Athens Regional Medical Center.
He was born September 20, 1914 in Jackson County and was preceded in death by his parents, Claude E. and Willie Viloa (Sailors) Jackson and by his wife, Dollie Bagwell Jackson. He was retired from the United States Post Office, served in WWII in Germany, a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, where he was a Prisoner of War. Mr. Jackson was a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Survivors include a special friend, Hazel Benton, Commerce; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held August 15, 2004 from the Chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Christian Church Cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.

Leila Lay
Leila Curry Lay, 85, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004 in Athens.
She was born April 5, 1919 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late George and Rosa Lee Curry and was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dea. Herbert Lay, Sr.
Survivors include three sons, Herbert (Sandra) Lay, Jr., Decatur, James E. Lay and Wayne (Alberta) Lay, all of Athens; a daughter, Patricia Lay Sikes (Anthony), Fiskdale, Mass.; two grandchildren, raised in the home, David and Patrick Lay, and five other grandchildren, Anthony Elliott, Sharon Lay McCurry, Tracy Sikes, Laureka Lay, and Kristie Lay; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Lester, Atlanta, and Louise Johnson, Gwinnett County; one play sister, Mrs. Ruth Aker; two sisters-in-law, Lula (Lay) David and Hattie Curry; cousins, Bob and Julia Bently; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a caregiver, Mrs. Margaret Gillespie.
Funeral services were Saturday, August 14, 2004 at Summer Hill Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. Mark A. Weaver, Sr. officiating. Pallbearers were Dea. John Dowdy, Jr., Jerry Harris, Lonnie Harris, Ken Ivory, Dea. Eddie Lester, L.C. Martin.
Winfrey’s Mutual Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.

Geneva Cash
Geneva Moore Cash, 85, of Bogart, died Friday, August 13, 2004.
A native of Young Harris, Mrs. Cash was the daughter of the late Mark and Emma Hunter Moore. Her husband, Gordon Cash, preceded her in death, July 2, 2004. She retired from Sears as office manager and was a member of Statham Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Ruby Brown, Blairsville; two brothers, William Moore, Eatonton, and Vaughn Moore, Blairsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Sunday, August 15, 2004, in Bogart United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Albert Askew, Bill Ruff and Gordon Thornton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bogart United Methodist Church, 1201 Atlanta Hwy, Bogart, GA 30622.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.

Annie Bell Berryman
Annie Bell House Berryman, 89, of Winter Garden, Fla. formerly of Danielsville, died Friday, August 13, 2004.
She was born in Madison County, March 29, 1915 the daughter of the late Pat L. and Bertha L. Hiley House and was preceded in death by her husband, Taft Berryman, and a daughter, Florence Wood. Mrs. Berryman was a retired seamstress.
Survivors include a son, L.T. Berryman, Bowman; one brother, Ethridge House, Athens; four sisters, Gladys Dove, Danielsville, Willa Lee Moore, Bowman, Kathleen Moore, Royston, and Betty Jo Bridges, Anderson S.C.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 13 great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. from Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Merritt Waters officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Chapel U.M.C. Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.
Patrick Ayers
Patrick Stuart Ayers, 74, of Comer, died on Saturday, August 14, 2004 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born October 22, 1929 in Hartford, Calif., and was the son of the late George and Gladys Ayers. He was retired and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda, Fla., attended Comer United Methodist Church and also sang in the choir. Mr. Ayers was a decorated veteran of WWII serving in Germany and Japan and had a mechanical engineering degree.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Shelnutt Ayers, Comer; two sons and daughter-in-law, Scott and Julie Ayers, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Patrick Ayers Jr., LaPlace, Louisiana; two granddaughters, Kyla and Kara Ayers, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla; one great-granddaughter, Ava Ayers, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; step-sons and step daughters and spouses Ken and Dale Ross and granddaughter, Erin Ross, all of Comer, Frank Jr. and Lori Del Nero, Swiftwater, PA, Tommy and Cindy Logan, Canton; and grandchildren, Robbie and Nikki Logan, Cumming, William and Jonathan Logan, Canton.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2004 followed by a memorial service in the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike McLemore officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 18, 2004.


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