Banks County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 3, 2004


Emily Goolsby
Emily Lauren Goolsby, infant, died Friday, October 29, 2004, at Habersham County Medical Center.
She was the infant daughter of Lori-Dann LaCount Mooney, Mt. Airy, and Harrison Matthew “Matt” Goolsby, Alto. She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Joe Smith, George and Rachel Clark LaCount, Mrs. Harrison Goolsby, Sr. and Bernard Fitzgerald.
Survivors include brother, Hayden Fields, Cumming; grandparents, Mike and Jodi LaCount and Harrison Goolsby, Jr., all of Alto, and June Smithson, Hayesville, N.C.; and great-grandparents, Memble Smith, Mt. Airy, Harrison Goolsby, Sr., Virginia, and Roseanne Fitzgerald, North Carolina.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 3, 2004.

James Myers
James Robert Myers, 61, of Danielsville, died Thursday, October 28, 2004, at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.
Born in Jackson County on September 5, 1943, he was the son of the late J.B. and Elizabeth Tate Myers. He was a veteran having served in the United States Navy. Mr. Myers was the retired owner of a convenience store and a member of the New Hope Congregational Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Bryant.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine David Myers, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robyn and Jeff Lenhart, Orlando, Fla., and Pam and Doug Kesler, Danielsville; son and fiancé, Rodney Myers, Royston, and April Fowler; sister, Pat Varner, Commerce; three grandchildren; two adopted grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 30, at New Hope Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Brian David officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 3, 2004.

Hoyt Purdy
Hoyt Purdy, 75, of Clarkesville, died Monday, November 1, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on February 25, 1929, he was the son of the late Phillip and Nellie Wheeler Purdy. He was a brick mason who enjoyed gardening and fishing and was a member of Hill’s Crossing Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by brothers, Gordon Purdy and Jr. Purdy, sisters, Lora Dover, Elizabeth Ivester, Theodosha Queen and Minnie Lee Hunter.
Survivors include his wife, Aline Welborn Purdy, Clarkesville; daughters, Victoria Purdy, Cumming, Rebecca Cook, Alto, Karen Parham, Demorest, Janice Strait, Cornelia, and Caroline Purdy, Clarkesville; sons, Robert Purdy and Raymon Purdy, both of Clarkesville; sister, Geraldine Holbrook, Buford; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 3, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest Hunter officiating. Burial was in Hill’s Crossing Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, C/O P.O. Box 725, Cornelia, GA 30531.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 3, 2004.

Gary Eberhart
Gary Irvin Eberhart, 55, of Lula, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004, after a sudden illness.
Born in Jackson County on November 28, 1948, he was the son of the late Edgar and Ila Irvin Eberhart. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army in Vietnam. Mr. Eberhart was a carpenter, carving objects out of wood, including Santa Claus and award winning ducks, and he was a member of Talmo Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary “Dean” Eberhart.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Jane Eberhart, Macon; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Fred Hemphill, Gillsville. Joan and Wayne Whiting, Pendergrass, Janice Crane, Danielsville; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Donna Eberhart, Cumming; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 28, at the graveside in the Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 3, 2004.

Edward Bennett
Edward Cecil Bennett, 53, of Danielsville, died Friday, October 29, 2004, following an extended illness.
He was the son of the late Claude and Reba Bennett.
Survivors include sons, Chad Bennett and Robert Bennett Wood, both of Commerce; daughter, Jennifer Bennett, Gainesville; three brothers, Claude Bennett, Jr., Chula Vista, Calif., Sherman Bennett and Jimmy Bennett, both of Commerce; three sisters, Mary Ann Wood, Commerce, Eloise Alewine, Toccoa, and Shirley Sexton, Danielsville; two grandchildren; special friend Martha Gary and Rhonda Couch, both of Danielsville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 30, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Webb and Ronnie Alewine officiating.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 3, 2004.

Robert Geter
Robert Lee Geter, 60, of Tignall, died Thursday, October 28, 2004, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.
A native of Hart County, he was the son of the late Henry and Nina Lee Rucker Geter.
Survivors include his very special friend, Betty Walton, Tignall; sons, Alan Johnson, James Robert Geter and Jeremy Geter, all of Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Robby Bailey, Winder, Paula and Lee Tate, Gainesville, Mary and Mitchell Law, Commerce, and Laverne Graham, Gainesville; brother, John Geter, Hartwell; sisters, Gail Geter, Iva, S.C., Dorothy Parris, Ocala, Fla., and Margaret Dade of Alexandria, Va.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 1, at St. John C.M.E. Church, Hartwell with the Rev. B.H. Bailey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mack’s Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 3, 2004.

‘Don’ Fitzpatrick
Donald “Don” Ralph Fitzpatrick, 74, of Sanford, N.C., died Monday, November 1, 2004, at his residence.
Born in Ila, he was the son of the late Ralph Fitzpatrick and Eva Tiller Lamb. He was employed by Gordon’s Potato Chip Company for 20 years and retired as regional manager at Cliff Weil, where he worked for 17 years. He was a member of Cool Spring Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty B. Fitzpatrick, and by a grandson, Travis M. Fitzpatrick.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Dismukes Fitzpatrick; five sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Stephen Fitzpatrick, Raleigh, N.C., Mark and Roxanne Fitzpatrick, Olivia, N.C., Daniel and Denette Fitzpatrick, Dan and Joan Fowler, and Scott Fowler, all of Sanford, N.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne and Arthur Bullard, Pamela and Randy Gunter, all of Sanford, N.C.; and Susan and Ingo Brelewski, Charlotte, N.C.; brothers, Robert M. Fitzpatrick, Carnesville, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Georgia, and Edward Fitzpatrick, Lebanon, Tenn.; sister, Faye F. Hobson, Tennessee; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 4, at 2 p.m. in Cool Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Ira Sutton and Donald Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Sanford, N.C.
Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Sanford, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 3, 2004.

‘Tony’ Lynn, Sr.
Anthony M. “Tony” Lynn, Sr., 80, of Watkinsville, died Sunday, October 31, 2004.
A native of Barbour County, Ala., he was the son of the late Anthony M. and Lilly Mae Adams Lynn. He was a veteran having served on the USS Oakland in the United States Navy during World War II. He was retired from the University of Georgia’s Animal Science Department and was a graduate of the University of Georgia. Mr. Lynn was a resident of Oconee County most of his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Maude Whitaker Lynn and two sons, James M. Lynn and Joseph W. Lynn.
Survivors include daughter, Dianna L. Bowden, Watkinsville; four sons, John H. Lynn and Edward L. Lynn, both of Bogart, Tim W. Lynn, Watkinsville, and Anthony M. Lynn, Jr., Nicholson; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 2, in the Watkinsville City Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Strickland officiating.
Arthur Bowick’s Oconee Chapel, Watkinsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Bankc county News, November 3, 2004.


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