Banks County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2004


Bettie Garner
Bettie Mixon Garner, 67, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Hampton, S.C. on February 22, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Ruth Deabois Mixon. She was retired from Milliken where she was a winder. She was an avid reader and gardener and a member of New Bridge Baptist Church. Mrs. Garner was preceded in death by a son, Stacey Todd Garner, brothers, Edgar Mixon, Cidney Mixon and Harold Mixon, and a sister, Ethel Cochran.
Survivors include her husband, Ezra L. Garner, Cleveland; sons and daughter-in-law, Steve Garner, Cleveland, Danny and Carla Dean Garner, Alto; sisters, Bea Cornell and Maude Martin, both of Cornelia, and Kathy Canipe, Concord, N.C.; granddaughter, Casey Garner; and grandson, Kris Garner.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 2, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with the Revs. Tony Evans and Jimmy Palmer officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 2004.

Georgia Lou Cantrell
Georgia Lou Stephens Cantrell, 84, of Alto, died Thursday, September 2, 2004, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Born in Habersham County on June 29, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Lon Bartow Stephens and Lillie McClellan Stephens. She was a homemaker and a member of Alto Congregational Holiness Church. Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Dewey Cantrell, sisters Hazel S. Bennett and Zona Jordan, and brothers, Joe and Hoyt Stephens.
Survivors include her daughter, Sue Westbrook, Demorest; sons, Ronnie Cantrell, Alto, and Randy Cantrell, Cornelia; sister, Marie Ballew Chosewood, Alto; brother, Homer Stephens, Cornelia; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Revs. Tim Beasley and Leon Brown officiating. Burial was in Alto Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 2004.
Virginia Cook
Virginia Cook, 55, of Newnan, died Wednesday 1, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born February 1, 1949, in Habersham County and was a daughter of Ross and Mildred Free Gunn, Demorest. She was a homemaker and was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Cook, of the home; two sons, Michael Cook, Newnan, and Larry Cook, Dahlonega; three sisters, Dorothy Parrish, Grayson, Jean Davis Gunn, Clarkesville, and Elaine Wheeler, Demorest; and two brothers, Tommy Gunn, Demorest, and Ronnie Gunn, Baldwin.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 3, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, with Mr. Steve Wheeler and the Rev. Bill Trotter officiating. Burial was in the Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 2004.

William Hunnicutt
William C. Hunnicutt, 87, of Maysville, died Friday, September 3, 2004, at his residence.
He was a son of the late Theodore and Annie Florence Hunnicutt. He was a native of Fulton County, a retired school bus driver for Fulton County, and a member of Maysville Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Louise Ergle Hunnicutt, Maysville; son, John William Hunnicutt, Maysville; a sister, Antionette Young, Fairburn; grandchildren, Silva Marie McDonald, Charlotte, N.C., and John David Hunnicutt, Commerce; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 5, at Maysville Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 2004.

Mamie Holcomb
Mamie Lou Drake Holcomb, 86, of Commerce, died Saturday, September 4, 2004, at the Banks Jackson Commerce Medical Center of an extended illness.
She was a loving and caring mother, according to family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Holcomb, a daughter, Cheryl Vickery, and a grandson, Jeff Woodall.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Melva and Gene Martin, Homer; son-in-law, Alan Vickery, Commerce; four grandchildren, Candace Self, Tal Martin, David Vickery and Caleb Vickery; eight great-grandchildren; and a niece, Mary Florence Wilder, Jackson.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 6, at the Commerce First Baptist Church with the Revs. Henry Webb and Charles Crabbe officiating. Burial was in the Grey Hill Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 2004.

William Sutton
William Elisha Sutton, Sr., 85, of Alto, died Saturday, September 4, 2004, at his residence.
He was born in White County on January 2, 1919, and was a son of the late Thomas Frances and Lula Sara Sutton. He raised chickens, was a sawmiller, was retired after approximately 30 years as a security officer at Alto State prison, now Lee Arrendale Correctional Prison, and was a member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association. Mr. Sutton was an evangelist minister in the area for many years and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Moore Sutton, his foster parents, Homer and Pearl Warwick, and brothers, Carl, Emory, R.G., Leonard Sutton and Clarence Warwick.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Blackburn Sutton, Alto; daughters, Barbara S. Jordan, Woodstock, and Sandra D. Parido, Winchester, Ky.; sons, William E. Sutton, Jr., Mansfield, Ohio, Thomas A. Sutton, Lula, Jerry M. Sutton, Elberton, and Rick G. Sutton, Alto; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 6, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Beasley officiating at the graveside.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 2004.

Carolyn Smith
Carolyn Parson Smith, 53, of Nicholson, died Saturday, September 4, 2004, at her residence.
She was born August 4, 1951, in Jackson County, and is the daughter of Mary Sexon Parson, Commerce, and the late Elbert Parson. She was employed with the K.Q. Cleaning Service.
Survivors include her husband, Herman Smith, Nicholson; son, Tommy Morrison, Conyers; daughter, Kimberly Morrison, Atlanta; and a brother, Ronnie Parson, Commerce.
Services were held Monday, September 6, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 2004.

Joseph Cregar Jr.
Joseph Cregar Jr., 17, of Commerce, died Friday, September 3, 2004, at his residence.
He was born October 31, 1986, in Genesee County, Mich., the son of Joseph Sr. and Patricia Turnbow Cregar, Commerce. He was a senior at Banks County High School.
Survivors include a brother, Mathew Cregar, Commerce; sister, Terri Cregar, Commerce; grandparents, Jesse and Darlene Turnbow, Commerce, George Cregar, Millington, Mich., Joyce Cregar, Wasilla, Ark., Celia Honomichl, Commerce, and Wilson and Betty Turnbow, Byhalia, Miss.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 6, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Williams officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September8,2004

Danny ‘Pop’ Worley
Danny “Pop” Worley, 48, of Danielsville, died September 5, 2004.
He was a member of the Community Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vickie Worley, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Myles and Lisa Brookshire, Commerce; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and David Edwards and Mandy and Tommy Morgan, all of Commerce; parents, George and Frances B. Worley, Commerce; brother, Jerry Worley, Commerce; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jo Ann and Charles Bond, Royston, Shirley and Dennis Martin, Commerce, and Susan Crumley, Commerce; mother and father-in-law, Tom and Oneda Smallwood, Commerce; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 8, at the Community Baptist Church with the Revs. Phil Parks, Douglas Duncan and Andy Bond officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 2004.

Virginia Smith
Virginia Sharron Smith, 52, of Commerce, died Thursday, September 2, 2004 at St. Mary’s Hospital of an extended illness.
Survivors include her husband, James E. Smith of the home; two daughters, April Loudermilk and Jessica Smith, both of Commerce; and a sister, Jerri Brantley, Lawrenceville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, at the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Green officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 2004.

Brenda Bagley
Brenda Joyce Swafford Bagley, 53, of Commerce, died Sunday August 29, 2004.
She was a homemaker and a member of White Plains Baptist Church in Jefferson.
Survivors include her husband, Donnie Bagley, Commerce; children, Greg and Martha Bagley, Jefferson, Mark Bagley, Tracey and Kevin Head, all of Commerce; mother, Bertha Swafford, Commerce; brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Sandra Swafford, Jefferson; grandchildren, Amber, Justin, and Tiffany Bagley, all of Jefferson, Troy Head, Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Saturday, September 4, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth, with the Revs. Jack Lawson and Greg Bagley officiating. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, September 10, at White Plains Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to any Regions Bank in memory of Brenda Bagley Memorial Fund.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 2004.

Harold Satterfield, Sr.
Harold Lloyd Satterfield, Sr., 82, of Pendergrass, died Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at the New Horizon North Nursing Home in Gainesville, following an extended illness.
He was a native of Gwinnett County and lived most of his life in Hall and Jackson counties. Mr. Satterfield was the son of the late Abraham Lincoln and Leola Majors Satterfield. He was a retired welder and was a member of Talmo Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clara Nell Hooper Satterfield, and his second wife, Mary Daily Satterfield, and three sons, Kenneth, Curtis and Mitchell Satterfield.
Survivors include two sons, Harold L. Satterfield, Jr., Cleveland, and Sam Satterfield, Pendergrass; three daughters, Nancy Whitlock, Jefferson, Linda Albertson and Carol Holman, both of Gainesville; two stepsons, Don T. Samples, Maysville, and Kenneth Samples, Gulfport, Miss.; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Estelle Cooper, Chestnut Mountain, and Jeannie Steel, Riverdale; two brothers, Charles Satterfield, Jefferson, and Walter Satterfield, Pendergrass.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, at the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home with the Revs. Mark Spence and Hal McElhannon officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Hall Baptist Church Cemetery. His grandsons served as pallbearers.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 2004.



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