Banks County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2004


Judy Whitlock
Judy Ferguson Whitlock, 77, of Gillsville, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was the daughter of the late Vance and Effie Smith Ferguson. Mrs. Whitlock was a homemaker and attended Hickory Flat United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband William Thurston Whitlock, a son, Greg Whitlock, daughter, Mary Ann Whitlock, brothers Robert and Hampton Ferguson, and two grandchildren.
Survivors include sons, Billy Whitlock and Danny Whitlock, both of Gillsville; daughters, Barbara Harbert, Cornelia, Carolyn Whitlock, Gillsville, Kathy Carlan, Canton, and Donna Stallings, Newnan; brother, Lester Ferguson, Cornelia; sister, Alice Perdue, Pendergrass, eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, in the chapel of the McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Greg McCoy and the Revs. Charles and Pennie Eddy, and Jerry Cameron officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Marvin Williams
Marvin Ray Williams, 51, of Cornelia, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Born in Habersham County, he was the son of the late Mary Frances White Williams. Mr. Williams was a manager of the Sierra Vista Apartments in Habersham, a member of Hillside Baptist Church, and enjoyed playing pool and collecting antiques, according to family members.
Survivors include his father, Charles “Shorty” Williams, Cornelia; daughters, Tiffany Jenkins, Cornelia, and Amy Bryant, Alto; brothers, Stanley Williams, Demorest, and James and Bobby Williams, both of Cornelia; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Revs. Luther Williams and Billy Harris officiating. Burial was in the Yonah Memorial Gardens.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Mary Lou Savage
Mary Lou Savage, 77, of Alto, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at the Hill Haven Nursing Home in Commerce of an extended illness.
Survivors include four sons, David Savage, Homer, W.T. Savage, Cleveland, Gary Savage, Madison, and Larry Savage, Crawford; one daughter, Janice Wransley, Alto; one brother, Junior Morris, Commerce; three sisters, Eulene King, Commerce, Kitty Roberts, Gainesville, and Ruby Buff, Cherryville, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granchild.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Beasley officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Mary Joy Collett
Mary Joy Collett, 29, of Baldwin, died Saturday, September 18, 2004, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on September 3, 2004, in Habersham County.
She was born in Cebu, Philippines, and was employed at Mt. Vernon Mills. Mrs. Collett was an independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay cosmetics, and was a member of the Torch - Baldwin Church of God.
Survivors include her mother, Milagros N. Barring, Cebu City, Philippines; and two brothers.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, September 29, at the Torch - Baldwin Church of God with the Rev. Mike Franklin officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Philippines.
A trust fund has been established at Regions Bank in her name to help defray the cost of her expenses.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Kenneth Carlan
Kenneth Herman Carlan, 35, of Homer, died Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at his residence of a sudden illness.
He was a native of Commerce, and was a heavy machine operator and long distance truck driver. Mr. Carlan was preceded in death by his father, Fred Carlan, and a brother, Dale Carlan.
Survivors include his mother, Genell Vaughn Carlan, Homer; daughter, Kristen Ann Carlan, Carnesville; two brothers, Mike Carlan, Homer, and Freddie Carlan, Gillsville; and sister, Marie Carlan, Homer.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Dwayne Eller and Tommy Childers officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Mary Ann Silvey
Mary Ann Silvey, 74, of Commerce, died Friday, September 25, 2004, at the BJC Nursing Home of an extended illness.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Allen Silvey.
Survivors include a daughter, Rose M. Silvey, Commerce; two sons, Rodney Wayne Silvey and Mark Stephen Silvey, both of Oakland, Calif.; one sister, Phyllis Stonesiller, Akron, Ohio; and grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Munoz, Regina L. Englin, Laura Silvey, David Silvey, Jr., and April Silvey; and 10 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held in Oakland, Calif., at a later date.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Daniel Beasley
Daniel Webster Beasley, 65, of Franklin, N.C., died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
He was the son of the late George Edward and Lexie Maney Beasley. Mr. Beasley was a construction and heavy equipment operator, and a member of First Christian Church of Mountain City.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Beasley, Franklin, N.C.; daughters, Polly Shampin and Janice Reliford, Clayton; sons, Stanley Beasley, Athens, and Chris Beasley, Mountain City, step daughter, Teresa Thomas, Commerce, step-son, Lewis Bryson; Fon De Lac, Wis.; sisters, May O’Shields, Tiger, Rosie Lamb, Clayton, Nellie Henslee, Dillard; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, at Taylors Chapel in Rabun County with the Revs. Thomas Burrell, Thomas Taylor, and Bill Towe officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

‘Flonnie’ Williams
Flonna Mae “Flonnie” Williams, 56, of Jefferson, died Thursday, September 16, 2004, at her residence of a sudden illness.
Born in White County, she was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Katie Mae Welch-Palmer.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Mike and Shirley Palmer, and Dewayne Palmer, all of Jefferson; brothers, Irvin Palmer and Ray Palmer, both of Braselton, Kenneth Palmer, Jefferson, Leon Palmer and J.W. Palmer, both of Cleveland, and Fred Palmer, Augusta; sisters, Kay Hardy, Winder, Frankie Porter, Gainesville, Vernice Ramey, Braselton, and Debbie Gearin, Gibson; six granddaughters, Crystal and Katie Palmer, Christina McDaniel Megan, Michelle and Diana Palmer.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Braselton with the Revs. Truman Humphries, Clinton Gooch, and Doug Palmer. Burial was at Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Hoschton. Pallbearers were Chris Gearin, Clifford Gearin, C.W. Gearin, Daniel Gearin, Buddy Palmer, and Butch Palmer.
The Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

‘Pee Wee’ Murray
James B. “Pee Wee” Murray, 70, of Com-merce, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, of in-juries received in an automobile accident.
He was the son of the late Arlue and Effie Hart Murray, was a veteran of the Korean War, and was a retired contractor.
Survivors include his wife, Belle C. Murray of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Brent Williams, and Jan and Edward Dorsey, all of Commerce; brothers, Sam Murray, Danielsville; six sisters, Florene Alexander, Reba Richardson, Dellie Cowart, and Inez Parr, all of Commerce, Betty Sue Hart, Royston, and Barbara Evans, Danielsville; three grandchildren, Heather Pearce and Will and Megan Dorsey.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Doug Duncan, Bradley Duncan, and Jeff Pearce officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Marvolene Hudson
Marvolene B. Hudson, 74, of Jefferson, died Thursday, September 23, 2004.
She was born August 14, 1930, a daughter to the late Ed Grooms and Onia Purcell Grooms Acord and was retired from Pontiac Motors in Detroit. Mrs. Hudson was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hudson, and a son, Perry Acord.
Survivors include a daughter, Calista Samples, Jefferson; sons, Verlon Acord, Muskegon, Mich., Owen Acord, Standish, Mich, and Scott Hudson, Jefferson; brothers, Elman Grooms and M.L. Grooms, both of Litchfield, Ark.; step-children, Mike Hudson, Oakwood, Linda Hudson, North Carolina, Gary Hudson and Sue Hines, both of Michigan; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a special cousin and dear friend, Dwayne Greenway.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Jesse Mealor and Roger Hardy officiating. Burial was in the Sunrise Cemetery in Maysville.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Brenda Joyce 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, 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 Bagley, Justin Bagley, and Tiffany Bagley, all of Jefferson, Troy head, Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Friday, September 24, at White Plains Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Memorials may be made to any Regions Bank to the Brenda Bagley Memorial Fund.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Mary Berryman
Mary Patti Berryman, 57, of Commerce, died Monday, September 20, 2004.
A native of Elbert County, she was the daughter of Robert and Charlotte Martin Blalckmon and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, William Berryman, Commerce; daughter, Lori Dean, Elberton; brother, Robert A. Blackmon, Elberton; and two grandchildren, Bobby and William Dean, Elberton.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Hubert Lingerfelt
Hubert Franklin Lingerfelt, 85, of Winder, died September 23, 2004.
Born in Lumpkin County, he was the son of the late Cicero and Madge Mincy Lingerfelt. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church and was retired from John-Mansville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Memphis Lingerfelt.
Survivors include a son, Brian Franklin Lingerfelt, Gainesville; grandson, Keith Brian Lingerfelt, Flowery Branch; three great-grandchildren, Crystal, Garen, and Marissa; brothers and sisters, J.B. Lingerfelt, Ralph Lingerfelt, Ronald Lingerfelt, and Lois Beck, all of Dahlonega, Gene Lingerfelt, Rome, Bonnie Gardner, Maysville, Edna Tate, Gainesville, Joyce Mize, Dacula.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 25, in Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. James Yopp officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 580 Miles Patrick Road, Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Rodney Beatenbough
Rodney Eugene Beatenbough, 60, of Danielsville, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at his home.
Born in Franklin County, he was the son of Mrs. Azalee Bennett Beatenbough, Royston, and the late Ides (Dub) Beatenbough. He was a maintenance worker at Overhead Door, a member of the Price Chapel Church of God, and a veteran of the United States National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Outz Beatenbough, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Marie and Stoney Thomas, Lavonia; grandson, Harley Daniel Thomas; step-children and spouses, Veronica and Kenneth Chandler, Comer, Rodney and Cindy Kennedy, Canon, Angie and Roger Martin, Anderson, S.C.; brothers, Stewart Beatenbough, Royston, and David Beatenbough, Bowman; sister, Ann Farmer, Watkinsville; step-grandchildren, Brooke Pilkington, Joshua Chandler, Ashley Kennedy, April Kennedy, Chad Kennedy, Justin Bridges, Ryan Bridges, and Tyler Martin.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Johnny Stowe and Kenneth Chandler officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.

Marshall Roach
Marshall Dennis Roach, 82, of Royston, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson, S.C.
Born in Franklin County July 18, 1922, he was a son of the late Ruffus and Janie Hickman Roach. He was a farmer and retired bus driver with the Franklin County School System. Mr. Roach attended the Zidon Baptist Church, was formerly a member of the Franklin County Cattleman’s Association, and was founding member of the Sandy Cross Volunteer Fire Department. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Cromer Roach, granddaughter, Cathy Bruce, and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include sons, Ronnie and Dennis Roach, both of Royston; daughters Phylis Ward and Gail Jones, both of Hull; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one step-grandchild; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, at the Zidon Baptist Church with the Revs. Andy Bond and Vernon Dorminty officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice House of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
Banks County News, September 29, 2004.


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