Banks County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 15, 2004


Horace Savage
Horace Russell Savage, 75, of Watkinsville, died Monday, December 6, 2004.
A native of Oconee County, he was born July 7, 1929, to the late William Dean and Ollie Ree Durham Savage. Mr. Savage was a veteran of the Korean War and later retired from General Wire and Cable in Watkinsville in 1992 after 29 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Savage.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Barbara Savage; daughters, Jill Witcher, Far-mington, and Teressa Savage, Winterville; son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Melanie Savage, Watkinsville; six grandchildren, Crystal and George Nunn, Crawfordville, Tiffany and Stephanie Savage, Watkinsville, Russ Witcher, South Korea, and Andy and Alan Witcher, Athens; three great-grandchildren; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Lula and Eddie Benedict, Athens, Jean and Dick Bell, Watkinsville, Nancy Berliner, West Palm Beach, Fla., Ollie Van, Hampton, Fla., Macie Vitug, Maysville; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon and Pauline Savage, Watkinsville, and Virgil and Hilda Savage, Dewey Rose.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 9, at the Saxon Road Baptist Church with David Gattie officiating. Burial was in the Huff Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews and grandsons, Andy Witcher, Alan Witcher, George Nunn, Allan Savage, Charles Savage and Frank Savage.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 15, 2004.

Anna Westbrook
Anna Laura Westbrook, 59, of Cornelia, died Sunday, December 12, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County March 5, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Laura LaCount Loudermilk. She was a homemaker, member of the VFW ladies auxiliary and a member of Cornelia Christian Church. Mrs. Westbrook was preceded in death by brothers, Lester Loudermilk, J.D. Loudermilk, Bruce Louder-milk, Thomas Loudermilk and Franklin Loudermilk.
Survivors include her husband, George T. Westbrook, Sr., Cornelia; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy W. and Frank Barden, Cartersville, Kelley W. and Danny Beard, Cleveland and Cindy W. and Greg McDuffie, Alto; son and daughter-in-law, George T. and Lori Westbrook, Jr., Cornelia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Telford and Donna Loudermilk and Virgil and Polly Loudermilk, all of Mt. Airy; sister, Wallace Craven, Mt. Airy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and J.P. Keller, Mt. Airy, and Henrietta and Bobby Faulkner, Lula; and grandsons, Thomas Joseph Barden and Brooks Dean Barden, both of Cartersville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, at Cornelia Christian Church with David Terrell and the Rev. Wayne Fowler officiating. Burial was in Hazel Creek Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Cornelia Christian Church, or Central Heights Baptist Church, all c/o P.O. Box 725, Cornelia, Ga. 30531.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 15, 2004.

Henrietta Wooten
Henrietta Rachael Wooten, 57, of Lula, died Saturday, December 11, 2004, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County January 12, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Rosie Cragg Kelly. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Wooten was preceded in death by a brother, James Kelley, and a sister, Pauline Fleming.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Wooten, Sr., Lula; daughters, Jolene Kelley Wooten Davidson, Mt. Airy; son, Charles Timothy Wooten, Lula; brother Ernest Kelley, Cornelia; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 15, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Loyd Martin officiating.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 15, 2004.

Doris Clark
Doris Katherine Muzzio Clark, 78, of Cornelia, died Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at Habersham County Medical Center, Demorest, following an extended illness.
Born in Madison, Ohio, November 30, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Hill Muzzio. She was a former longtime resident of Tampa, Florida, where she was the Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Friendship Center, in Lutz, Fla. She was a homemaker and was a Methodist. Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by brothers, Francis Muzzio and Jimmy Muzzio.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Don A. Clark, Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law, Lyle and Barbara LeBaron, Baldwin; and numerous grandchildren.
Entombment will be in the Gardens of Memories, Inc., in Tampa, Fla., at a later date.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 15, 2004.

Carolyn Crane
Carolyn Bernice Chambers Crane, 66, of Demorest, died Wednesday, December 8, 2004.
Born in Habersham County April 14, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nora McIntyre Chambers. She was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church. Mrs. Crane was preceded in death by a sister, Nellar Holcomb, and a grandson, William Stephens.
Survivors include her husband, William "Joe" Crane, Demorest; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Donald Partin, Cleveland, Rhonda and Barry Brookshire, Demorest, Lisa and Danny Whitlock, Gillsville, and Ashli Crane, Demorest; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Sheila Jones, Demorest, Jeff and Kathy Crane and Casey Jones, all of Cornelia; and Tim Crane, Eastanollee; sisters, Ruth Fortenberry, Mary Willow Hood and Marie Dillard, all of Demorest, Blanche Carpenter, Augusta, and Evelyn Wilson, Belmont, N.C.; brothers, Haskel Chambers and Orem Chambers, both of Cleveland; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home. Burial was in the Fairfield Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Keith Allison and Paris Whitworth officiating.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 15, 2004.

Betsy West
Betsy Mason West, 41, of Gainesville, died Thursday, December 9, 2004.
She was born on June 12, 1963, in Habersham County. Mrs. West was employed with Schreiber Foods, Inc., Gainesville, and was a member of the Riverbend Baptist Church, Gainesville.
Survivors include her husband, Gabriel L. West, Gainesville; father, George Mason, Homer; mother, Geraldine Mason, Baldwin; daughter, Carrie Beth Mills, Gainesville; son, Jake Mills, Gainesville; and a brother, Allen Mason, Homer.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, at the Homer Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Ken Grindle and Brian David officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 15, 2004.

Eunice Segers
Eunice Freeman Segers, 81, of Danielsville, died Saturday, December 11, 2004.
Born July 8, 1923, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Sarah Sims Freeman. She was a talented seamstress, a wonderful cook, and a gardener known throughout the community as the "Rose Lady", according to family members. She shared her beautiful roses with many over the years. She was loved by her family, children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter and was anticipating the birth of her first great-grandson. She was blessed with knowledge, wisdom, love, compassion and understanding. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Segers was an active member of Danielsville United Methodist Church, a devoted member of the United Methodist Women for more than 50 years, and was awarded for many years of work with the American Cancer Society. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sadie Lanier and two brothers, Roy Freeman and Paul Freeman.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Richard Osgood, Poquoson, Va., and MaryLynn and Mark Phillips, Hull; son, Donald F. Segers, Danielsville; brother, Charles Freeman, Nicholson; sister, Lucy Korten, Edwards, Wash.; three grandsons, Chris Osgood, Poquoson, Va., Daniel Osgood, Hampton, Va., and Ryan Phillips, Danielsville; granddaughter and finance, Candi Phillips and Luis Macias, Duluth; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Osgood, Poquoson, Va.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, at Danielsville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mike McLemore and Calvin Ward officiating. Burial was in the Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Danielsville United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Irella Glenn, PO Box 204, Danielsville, Ga. 30633.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 15, 2004.

Sadie Highfill
Sadie Clark Highfill, 73, of Commerce, died Friday, December 10, 2004.
She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Coile and Omie Carroll Clark and was a member of Living Word Worship Center. Mrs. Highfill was preceded in death by her husband, John Highfill.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Highfill, Commerce; three sisters, Daisy Porter and Lillie Mae Jackson, both of Jefferson, and Beatrice Conner, Conyers; a brother, Odel Clark, Jefferson; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 12, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Mark Mobley officiating. Burial was in the Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 15, 2004.

Bobbie Coppage
Bobbie Evelyn Coppage, 78, of Commerce, died Friday, December 10, 2004, at the Lilburn Health and Rehabilitation Center, following an extended illness.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Jean Campbell, Lilburn, and Linda Sue Harvey White, Commerce; two sisters, Virginia Verzi, Wheaton, Md., and Nancy Margaret Bell, Delaware; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens with Bishop Bruce Hollett officiating.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 15, 2004.

Kenneth Puckett
Kenneth Walter Puckett, 35, of Athens, died Wednesday, December 8, 2004.
A native of Clarke County, he was the son of Kay Carter Bradberry of Commerce and the late Roy R. Puckett.
Survivors include his wife, Tanya Buck Puckett; children, Alicia Puckett, Nicholson, and Amber Puckett and Autumn Puckett, both of Athens; three sisters, Linda Benton, Danielsville, Janice Bullock, Hull, and Michelle Oglesby, Commerce; three brothers, Mike Puckett, Bogart, Danny Puckett, Commerce, and Bobby Bradberry, Watkinsville; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home WEST with the Revs. Stevie Coomes, William Whitfield, and Eddie Dean officiating. Burial was in the Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home EAST, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 15, 2004.

Louise Gaines
Louise Dutton Gaines, 78, formerly of Elberton, died Saturday, December 11, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
Born in Hart County, she was the daughter of the late Calvin "Cal" Dutton and Sara Elizabeth Strickland Dutton. Mrs. Gaines was a member of Cokesbury Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Martha Yarbrough, Carlton, Velvet Appleby, Elberton, and Wendy Holloway, Comer; two sons, Frank Gaines, Elberton, and Gary Gaines, Carlton; three step-daughters, Lavonia Todd, Bowman, Sarah Wansley and Betty Mullenix, both of Elberton; one step-son, Clyde Gaines, Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Ellen Fowler, Royston, Nina Neece, Lavonia, and Barbara Brown, Danielsville; three brothers, Fletcher Dutton, Lavonia, Joe Dutton and Billy Dutton, both of Elberton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. James F. Creason and Paul Hood officiating. Burial was in the Carlton City Cemetery. Grandsons and nephews were pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Carlton City Cemetery or a charity of one's choice.
Berry Funeral Home, El-berton, was in charge of arrangements.
Banks County News, December 15, 2004.


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