Banks County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 24, 2004


Ruth Vinson
Ruth Whitworth Vinson, 86, of Clarkesville, died Saturday, November 20, 2004, at a private care facility.
She was born April 13, 1918, in Habersham County, the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Eller Whitworth. Mrs. Vinson was retired from Clarkesville Mill with 23 years of service and was the oldest member of Unity Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters, Carolyn Gosnell, Lottie Wheeler, and Grace Gosnell, all of Clarkesville, Shirley Free, Alto, and Lakeeta Chambers, Demorest; sister, Grace Gosnell, Clarkesville; brother, Rev. Paris Whitworth, Clarkesville, eight grandsons; 11 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 22, at the Unity Baptist Church with the Revs. Marty Kilby and Wesley Purcell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Rev. Paris Whitworth officiating at the graveside.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, November 24, 2004.

Alissa Marie Smith
Alissa Marie Smith, infant, of Homer, died Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta.
She was the daughter of Reggie and Tara Herring Smith, Homer.
Survivors include grandparents, Joey and Kimberly Smith, Homer, and Will and Cheryl Herring, Commerce; great-grandparents, Martha and Lewis Young, Gainesville, Edward and Emma Smith, Homer, and Will D. Herring, Sr., and Azalle Herring, Winder.
Graveside services were held Monday, November 22, at the cemetery of The First Baptist Church in Homer with the Revs. Fred Wilson and Will Herring officiating.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, November 24, 2004.

William Harper
William Grady Harper, 73, of Athens, died Saturday, November 20, 2004.
A native of White County, he was the son of the late Charlie Harper and Lilllie Thomas Harper Sears. He was retired from Garrett Paving Company.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Harper; sons, Steve McClain, Sanford, Fla., and George McClain, Sandusky, Ohio; daughters, Peggy Johnson, Statham, Vicki Wright and Patricia Barnett, both of Athens; brother, Henry Harper, Baldwin; sister, Lorena Sears, Baldwin; and several grandchildren.
The family requests that all services remain private.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, November 24, 2004.

Ida Peterman
Ida Lee Peterman, 85, Alto, died Thursday, November 18, 2004.
Ms. Peterman was born on July 7, 1919, in Banks County. She was a member of B.C. Grant Baptist Church and was retired from Carwood Manufacturing Company, with 25 years of service.
She is survived by one son, Dwight Peterman, Alto.
Graveside services were held Saturday, November 20, at the B.C. Grant Baptist Church Cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, November 24, 2004.

Cecil Bradshaw
Cecil Bradshaw, 70, died November 18, 2004.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Henry J. and Fleta King Bradshaw. He was retired from Reliance Electric and was a veteran of the United States Army.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 20, at the chapel of Lord and Stephens West with the Rev. Stephen Coomes officiating. Burial was in Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Paul Bradshaw Jr., Jeff Dalton, David Puckett, Bryon Gordon, Rex Allen and Alex Huff.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Bradshaw; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Shannon Bradshaw, Bogart; daughter, Dawn Bradshaw, Bogart; two sisters, Norma Gordon and Mary Ann Gordon, both of Athens; brother, Paul Bradshaw Sr., Bogart; and six grandchildren.
Lord and Stephens West was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, November 24, 2004.

Arthur Lowry
Arthur D. Lowry, 71, Cornelia, died Friday, November 19, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Lowry was born on May 4, 1933, in Moultrie. He was the son of the late Grady D. and Aline McFather Lowry. He was a United States Navy Korean Conflict veteran. He was retired from Standard Telephone Company with 33 years of service, after which he was a part-time employee of Whitfield Funeral Home. Mr. Lowry was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and a member of the Singing Saints Choir.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Evans Lowry, Cornelia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie and David McPherson, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Rhonda and Derrick Williams, Lilburn; two sisters, Dr. Rhonwyn Lowry, Lawrenceville, and Barbara Spencer, Atlanta; two brothers, O.G. Lowry, Loganville, and Marvin Lowry, Lavonia; five grandchildren, Daniel McPherson, Timothy McPherson and Kelly Marie McPherson, all of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Jacqueline Williams and Caroline Williams, both of Lilburn.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 21, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Furman Lewis, the Rev. George Deadwyler and Dr. Bill Cashion officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 488, Clarkesville, Ga., 30523.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, November 24, 2004.

Callie Borders
Callie Griffeth Perdue Borders, 96, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at the Bell-Minor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the past two years.
Mrs. Borders was born and raised in Winder, and as a young bride, moved to Gillsville where she and her husband farmed until opening a pottery business in 1949. They operated it until they retired. She was always active in her church and community and was known for her fried apple pies and visits to the sick and shut-ins. Mrs. Borders was a member of Midway Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, C.D. “Dave” Perdue, the father of her two children, and Telford H. Borders; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and A.C. Stringer; sisters, Lillie Wall, Beatrice Mobley, Girlie Crowe Watkins and Mamie Craven; brothers, Tommy Griffeth and John Griffeth; and son-in-law, Royce Boyd.
Survivors include her daughter, Tobbie Boyd, Gillsville; granddaughters and their husbands, Kathy and Ronnie Davis and Kelly and Steve Adams; granddaughter, Karrie Mixon; grandsons and their wives, Charles and Margie Boyd and Dwight “Bo” and Teresa Boyd; great-granddaughters and their husbands, Scott and Jessi Boyd Evans; great-granddaughters, Kayla Davis and Sloan Adams; great-grandsons, Ryan Davis, Justin Boyd and Boone Adams; brother-in-law, J.W. Craven, Gillsville; and sister-in-law, Louise Griffeth, Monticello.
The funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Midway United Methodist Church with the Revs. Marshall Dale and Howard Bledsoe officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, November, 24, 2004.

Robert Bond
Robert Lee Bond, 48, Las Vegas, Nev., was killed in a car accident Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004.
He was born June 26, 1956, in Royston, the son of the late Wallace Berry Bond and Lula Freeman and the grandson of Henrietta Hilley Bond, Danielsville, and the late Carson Bond. He was also the grandson of the late Lee and Etta Holcomb Freeman, Royston. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Tina Marie Bond.
Mr. Bond was a devoted husband and father and a dedicated Christian, who served Jesus Christ through a prison ministry, family members stated. He was also proud to have served his country in the United States Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Lou Bond, and young daughter, Savanna, Las Vegas; mother, Lula Bass, Hull; stepmother, Charlotte Collins Bond, Danielsville; sister, Ruth Bond Howell, Spartanburg, S.C.; brothers, Buck, Mike and Johnny Johnson and Toby Bass, Danielsville.
Other survivors are his precious daughters, Julie and Amber Bond and sons, Jason and Robert Andrew Bond of Lakeland, Fla., and a very special “brother-like” cousin, Alan Bond of Danielsville; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 18, at the International Church of Las Vegas. Pallbearers were Jason and Andrew Bond, Danny Johnson, Jesse Goulart, Ron Tozier and Ron Reid.
The funeral arrangements were handled by Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne, Las Vegas, Nev.
Banks County News, November 24, 2004.


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