Banks County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 1, 2004


‘Dan’ Miller
Max Daniel "Dan" Miller, 58, of Carnesville, died Friday, November 19, 2004, at the Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
Born April 20, 1946 in Franklin County, he was the son of Sarah Evelyn Sanders Miller and the late Max Vincent Miller. He was a 1964 graduate of Franklin County High School. Before retirement he was a manager with the Advanced Auto Parts in Commerce. Mr. Miller was a member of the Cross Roads Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jeanell Segars Miller, Carnesville; mother, Sarah Evelyn Sanders Miller; daughter, Janet Williams, Carnesville; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Cathy Miller, Carnesville; and seven grandchildren, Alex Williams, Jordan Williams, Madison Williams, Emily Miller, Brittany Miller, Mike Miller, Jr. and C.J. McDaniel; two sisters, Sandra Mansfield, Burke, Va., and Sharon McKillip, Athens.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 21, at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Revs. Grady Jordan, Tommy Childress and Merritt Young Deer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 1, 2004.

John Meister
John (Landon) James Meister, infant, of Clarkesville, died Thursday, November 25, 2004, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, J.C. and Verdina Meister, Herbert and Kathleen Rich, Lucy Jenkins, and Jim and Minnie Chambers.
Survivors include his parents, John and Tonya Jenkins Meister, Clarkesville; sister, Lauren Denise Meister, Clarkesville; grandparents, David and Brenda Meister, Alto, and Jimmy and Jimmie Jenkins, Clarkesville; and great-grandparent Rupert Jenkins, Baldwin.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 30, at the Yonah Memorial Gardens in Demorest with Rev. Scott Slaton officiating.
Memorials may be made to Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church, P.O. Box 725, Cornelia, Ga. 30531.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 1, 2004.

‘Gene’ Stewart
Eugene “Gene” Stewart, 82, of Alto, died Sunday, November 28, 2004, at the Lanier Park Hospital.
He was born March 4, 1922, in Habersham County, the son of the late Walter Allen and Vittie Lou Poole Stewart. Mr. Stewart was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a retired carpenter, a greeter at Wal-Mart, member of AARP, and member of the Damascus Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Stewart.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Parfitt Stewart, Alto; a daughter, Gwen Crumley, Cornelia; a son, Robert K. Stewart, Blythe; one sister, Irma Lou Long, Toccoa; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 30, in the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Revs. Harold Ledford and Luther Williams officiating. Burial was in the Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 1, 2004.

Robert Danner
Robert C. Danner, 78, of Commerce, died Tuesday, November 23, 2004, at BJC Hospital following an extended illness.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Danner and a sister, Maxine Shoenbeck.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Sue Russo, Commerce; a brother, Richard Danner, What Cheer, Iowa; a sister, Margaret Slyter, Davenport, Iowa; one grandchild, Danielle Mitchell; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. John Webber officiating.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 1, 2004.

‘Bob’ Heath
Dr. Robert W. "Bob" Heath, 67, of Franklin Springs, died Saturday, November 27, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Born in Tulsa, Okla. August 15, 1937, he was the son of Sue Wever Heath, Tulsa, Okla., and the late A.J. (Jack) Heath. He was a retired College Professor at Emmanuel College and also had taught at Oral Roberts University and Southwestern Bible College. Before his death he was teaching online for the University of Maryland. Dr. Heath was an Ordained Minister in the Pentecostal Holiness Church and attended The Grove in Maysville. He was a member of Georgia Communication Association, Georgia Golf Association, Family Motor Coach Association and the Georgia Newmar Motor Coach Association. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Lynne Heath, and a half-sister, Jacqueline Heath Hume.
Survivors include his wife, Hester L. Henderson Heath, Franklin Springs; son, Robert D. Heath, Alpharetta; daughter, Susan Heath Johnson, Monroe; his mother; brothers, A.J. (Jim) Heath, Tulsa, Okla., and Charles Heath, Wellington, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 30, at the Franklin Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Glen Howard and Pastor Jeff Appling officiating. Burial was in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville.
Memorials may be made to the Robert W. Heath Memorial Scholarship Fund at Emmanuel College or to The Brain Tumor Clinic at Duke University.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 1, 2004.

‘Vickie’ Banks
Victoria Ann Banks, 46, of Jefferson, died Saturday, November 27, 2004, at BJC Hospital, Commerce, following a massive heart attack.
Born October 2, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Harris. She was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Harris.
Survivors include her husband, Sanford Banks, Jefferson; two sons, Fabian Banks and Vontae Banks, both of Jefferson; mother, Alice Mabel Harris, Jefferson; sisters, Leatrice Lester, Athens, and Mary Wilson, Jefferson; one brother, Roy Lee Harris, Jefferson
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul First Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. Marvin Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, noon to 7 p.m. at Forestglen Mortuary.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News December 1, 2004.


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