Banks County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 6, 2004


Ronnie Scarborough
Ronnie Scarborough, 42, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, September 29, 2004.
A native of Clarke County, he was the son of Robert H. Scarborough of Monroe and Jonell Poss Palmer of Nicholson. He was in construction work.
Survivors in addition to his parents, include two sons, Josh Watson and Anthony Chad Scarborough, both of Nicholson; daughter, Chasity Ann Scarborough, Nicholson; two brothers, Jeff Scarborough, Monroe, and Rodney Scarborough, Nicholson; sister, Paige Cason, Nicholson; and a grandchild, Sierra Scarborough, Maysville.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 1, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Bobby Westbrooks, Jerry Barrett and Rev. Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Bible Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Scarborough, Chad Scarbo-rough, Rodney Scarborough, Ricky Todd, Josh Watson, and Andy Farmer.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 2004.

W.S. Morris
Rev. William S. Morris, 73, of Alto, died Thursday, September 30, 2004, at the Habersham Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was a retired minister and was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Morris Fowler.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Rose Sims Morris, of the home; father, Travis Morris, Lula; three sons, Stan Morris and Glen Morris, both of Alto, and Melvin Morris, Lula; one brother, Branson Morris, Gillsville; one sister, Cathy Staton, Lula; two grandchildren that were raised in the home, Steve Fowler and Michelle Fowler; 12 other grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2, in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Sam Ragan, Donald Tritt, and Ralph O. Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 2004.

Mary Stadler
Mary S. Stadler, 73, of Carnesville, died Friday, October 1, 2004, at the Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
Born October 4, 1930, in Patterson, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Kenneth C. and Mary White Sutphen. She was a retired schoolteacher, and had been a resident of Carnesville since 1988. Mrs. Stadler was a member of the Georgia Mountain Shooting Association, the Piedmont Regulators, the Currahee Artist Guild, and the Tugalo Art Guild. She was the sister of the late Kenneth and Carlyle Sutphen.
Survivors include her husband, Richard N. Stadler, Carnesville; two daughters, Kathleen Moore, Pepperell, Mass., and Nancy Stadler, New Boston, N.H.; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Rebecca, and Mary Moore, Pepperell, Mass. and one sister, Martha Jones, Gettysburg, Pa.
Memorial services were Tuesday, October 5, at the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren Adams officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter, 870 Bear Creek Road, Lavonia, Ga. 30553.
The Banks County News, October 6, 2004.

Harold Shirley
Harold C. Shirley, 69, of Demorest, died Saturday, October 22, 2004, at his residence.
He was born in Rabun County on December 31, 1934, the son of the late Arthur Clifford and Jessie Coley Shirley. Mr. Shirley was a veteran having served in the United States Army in the Korean conflict. He was a retired school bus driver, retired from Fieldale Farms as a truck driver, and was a member of Unity Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by sisters, Geneva Thompson, Debbie Shirley, and Norma Shirley, and a brother, Michael Shirley.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Arrendale Shirley, Demorest; stepmother, Necie Shirley, Gainesville; a daughter, Teresa Wilbanks, Homer; three sons, Hal C. Shirley, Clarkesville, Perry Shirley, Homer, and Charles Preston Shirley, Oklahoma City, Okla.; sisters, Mauderie Atkins, Brenda Williams, and Anna Sue Patrum, all of Cornelia, Bernice Wiley, Lois Towe, and Janice Williamson, all of Gainesville; brothers, Louis Shirley, Toccoa, Chester Shirley, Alto, and Kerry Shirley, Atlanta; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, in the North Chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, with the Revs. Wesley Purcell and James Harvey officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 2004.

Lucile Chambers
Lucile Addison Chambers, 93, of Homer, died Sunday, October 3, 2004, at a private healthcare facility following an extended illness.
Born in Franklin County July 11, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Samantha Andrews Addison. She was a retired teacher who taught over 30 years, most recently being in Habersham County, and was a member of Demorest Methodist Congregational Federated Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hoyt Chambers.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Mahan, Montevallo, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Larry and Elease Chambers, Warner Robins; grandchildren, Thomas Andrew Chambers, Julie Chambers, Stann M. Garris and Miki M. Schneider; and great-grandchildren, Michael Schneider, Jacob Garris, and Jesse Garris.
Funeral services were Tuesday, October 5, at Demorest Methodist Congregational Federated Church with the Dr. John Bridges officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Piedmont College, Hoyt and Lucile Chambers Scholarship Fund, c/o PO Box 725, Cornelia, Ga. 30531.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 2004.


Paul Rucker
Paul Dallas Rucker, 64, of Commerce, died at his residence. The date of death is undetermined at this time.
Survivors include two sons, Keith Rucker, Commerce, and Fayette Rucker, Henderson, Ky.; three daughters, Kellie Hall, Fayetteville, N.C., Gail Collins, Commerce, and Crystell Rucker, Commerce; five brothers, Billy Rucker, Bobby Rucker, Willie Rucker, Verner Rucker, and Phillip Rucker, all of Commerce; one sister, Rachel Law; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 3, at Neal’s Grove Baptist Church, Commerce. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Gardenview Funeral Chapel, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
TheBanks County News, October 6, 2004.

Lisa Vernon
Lisa Elaine Vernon, 43, of Pendergrass, died Saturday, October 2, 2004, after an extended illness.
She was born February 19, 1961, in Fulton County, a daughter of the late Mr. Carrin Henry and Hazel Juanita Walker Toney. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Lamont “Jay” Vernon, Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Steven Lamont Vernon, Pendergrass; brothers, Clifford Toney, Nicholson, Frankie Toney, Talmo; half-brother, Larry Toney, Stone Mountain; half-sister, Wanda May, Atlanta; mother-in-law, Betty Grier and husband, Henry Grier, Winder; father-in-law, Ralph Vernon and wife, Voncille, Winder; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Daniel and Elaine Vernon, Nicholson; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, October 5, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Ray officiating. The body was cremated.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 2004.

Gladys Shelton
Gladys Davis Shelton, 86, of Nicholson, died Sunday, October 3, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
Born in Hart County, August 2, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Callie Little Davis. Mrs. Shelton worked in the manufacturing of paper product. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Survivors include one sister, Azalee Dove, Nicholson.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 5, at the Rose Hill Cemetery with Mr. Vernon Boswell officiating.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 2004.

Nell South
Nell Chastain South, 82, of Cocoa, Florida, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at the Westoff Hospital in Rockledge, Florida.
Born in Stephens County, she was the daughter of the late Will and Rhoda Garland Chastain. She was a retired bookkeeper with the Citizens National Bank and had been a resident of Brevard County, Florida, since 1960. Mrs. South was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar South.
Survivors include a son, Roger South, Cocoa, Fla.; daughter, Patti Wild, Portsmouth, Va.; one sister, Latrelle Williams, Maysville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2, at the chapel of the Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge, Fla. Burial was in the Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge.
Information courtesy of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville.
The Banks County News, October 6, 2004.

Myrtie Robinson
Myrtie Marie Robinson, 49, of Commerce, died Friday, October 1, 2004, at her residence after an extended illness.
Survivors include her mother, Claudia W. Wallace, Commerce; daughter, Hazel Marie Whitlock, Commerce; two brothers, Carl Anderson Wallace, Hoschton, and Marty Wayne Wallace, Commerce; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Steve Whisnant, Loy Reed, and Bo Whisnant officiating. Burial was in the Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 2004.

Gertrude Harris
Mary Gertrude Burton Harris, 93, of Royston, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at Cobb Healthcare Center, Comer.
She was born in Hart County April 15, 1911, the daughter of the late Charles Vester and Lena Nelms Burton. Mrs. Harris was a retired schoolteacher and a member of the Royston first United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher, and a member of MYF and Circle Group. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Harris.
Survivors include a daughter, Diana Smothers, Green Cove Springs, Fla.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 1, at the Royston first United Methodist Church with Dr. Brian Clark officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Darrell Bohannan, Don Crowe, Jerry Carey, Gerald Carey, Dan Stroud, and Dan Terry.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 6, 2004.

‘Bud’ London
Abner “Bud” London, 70, of Commerce, died Tuesday, September 28, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in White County, he lived the past 16 years in Commerce. Mr. London worked for many years at Georgia Chair Company and with the Chattahoochee Furniture Company, attended Lighthouse Church in Maysville, and was a member of the Crying in the Wilderness Church in Commerce. He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Abner London.
Survivors include his wife, Angie London, Commerce; daughters, Angie Reeves, Danielsville and Linda London, Commerce; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence London and Jerry Edward London, both of Gainesville; five sisters, Mary Pauline Morrison, Reba Gibbs, Vera Armour, all of Gainesville, Sallie Smith, Box Springs, Thelma Green, Phoenix City, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 30, at the Chattahoochee Baptist Church in Cleveland, with the Revs. Ray Banks and Winfred Bingram officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of the arrangements,.
The Banks County News, October 6, 2004.


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