Banks County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 27, 2004


Kathleen Brock
Kathleen Parson Brock, 68, of Maysville, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens, following an extended illness.
Survivors include her husband, Winford Brockm Maysville; three sons, Joe Brock, Homer, Dennis Brock, and Terry Parson, both of Maysville; three daughters, Kathy Mealor, Maysville, Dianne Free and Debbie Hunter, both of Homer; seven brothers, Sam Parson and Waymond Parson, both of Commerce, Howard Parson, Gainesville, Charles Parson, Dairl Parson, Otis Parson, and Steve Parson, all of Maysville; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 22, at the Unity Christian Church with the Revs. Mike Thompson and Dennis Harris officiating. Burial was in the Grove Level Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 27, 2004.

‘Reta’ Luker
Martha Lauretta “Reta” Luker, 74, of Homer, died Friday, October 22, 2004, at BJC Medical Center.
Born March 6, 1930, in Banks County, she was the daughter of the late Edward W. and Bessie Gregory Borders. Mrs. Luker was the owner of Reta’s School of Cosmetology and was a member of Homer United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James E. Luker, Homer; son, John Luker, Commerce; daughter, Theresa Denton, Homer; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Revs. Bill Manus, Eddie Borders, and Mr. Kevin Denton officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 27, 2004.

Bobby Westmoreland
Bobby R. Westmoreland, 68, of Lula, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Born September 27, 1936, in Jackson County, he was the son of Lois Forrester Westmoreland, Lula, and the late Henry Westmoreland. He was a retired engineer from Kato, a former Banks County Commissioner, and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Louise Marlow Westmoreland, Lula; his mother; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Joe Craven, Maysville; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Vickie Westmoreland and Steve and Diane Westmoreland, all of Lula; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 21, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Revs. Ralph O. Smith and Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Westmoreland to the American Cancer Society, 1399 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30329.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 27, 2004.

Paul Frazier
Paul Edward Frazier, 74, of Commerce, died Saturday, October 23, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Frazier, Cumming, and Russell Frazier, Gainesville; step-son, Joseph Martin Hamby, Commerce; three daughters, Cinthia Frazier Hurst, Lilburn, Elizabeth Frazier Ray, Dallas, and Mary Frazier Bounds, Commerce; step-daughter, Lori Lynn Frazier, Gainesville; three brothers, Curtis Frazier, Lawrenceville, Glen Frazier, Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Herschel Frazier, Jasper; sister, Ruby Burbank, Stone Mountain; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 26, at Melwood Cemetery, Stone Mountain.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 27, 2004.

Helen Davidson
Helen Davidson, 83, of Jefferson, wife of Jack Davidson, prominent Jackson County attorney, died Friday, October 22, 2004.
She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, daughter of the late Henry H. and Mary Henderson Davidson. Mrs. Davidson was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, the Jefferson Woman’s Club, former Superintendent of the Children’s Department of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, a Girl Scout leader, member of the Jackson County Historical Society, and a supporter of Reinhardt College, Waleska.
Mrs. Davidson ran The Jackson Herald at times during the early 1960s when her husband served as president of the firm. She was in charge of the newspaper in 1965 when Herman and Helen Buffington purchased it from the Davidson group.
“Helen and Jack were largely responsible for our coming to Jefferson,” Herman Buffington, president of the firm today, states. “We will never forget how both of them helped us, not only with financial arrangements but also personally, as we moved to a new community and assumed the responsibilities of the business. Mrs. Davidson, being the on-site operator of The Herald, was particularly helpful. We will never forget her efficiency and her gracious manner.”
Survivors include her husband, daughter and son-in-law, Linda Daniel and James A. Daniel, Jr., LaGrange; son and daughter-in-law, Jack Davidson, Jr. and Robyn Davidson, Jefferson; six grandchildren, Robert D. Alexander, Jefferson, Aimee Alexander, Charleston, S.C., John Ryan Alexander, Atlanta, Charles Andrew Alexander, LaGrange, Scott Alexander Davidson, Tuscon, Ariz., and Katherine Leigh Davidson, Athens; granddaughter-in-law, Lori Alexander, Jefferson; and great-grandson, Jack Sullivan Alexander, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 24, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson. The Rev. Carey Gibson, pastor, Dr. Gerald A. Mitton, retired pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson, and Dr. Floyd Flany, retired president of Reinhardt College, officiated. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Grandchildren were pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, 188 Martin Street, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 27, 2004.

Florence Aaron
Florence Lee Loggins Aaron, 72, of Athens, died Friday, October 22, 2004.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Kytle and Maggie Louise Jones Loggins. She was employed with Thomas Textile for 18 years and retired from Reliance Electric after 25 years. Mrs. Aaron was a member and kindergarten Sunday School teacher at New Covenant Worship Center.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Jake B. Aaron; brother, W.C. Loggins, Comer; sisters, Olivia Randolph, Athens, and Mamie Lou Watkins, Gainesville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 24, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Revs. Howard F. Conine and Michael Giddeons officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Nephews served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the New Covenant Worship Center, 1425 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, Ga. 30607, or to Vista Care Foundation, 767 Oglethorpe Avenue, Athens, Ga. 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge or arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 27, 2004.


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