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OBITUARY PAGE - JUNE 30, 1999 - HOMER, GEORGIA

MRS. ARROWOOD
Banks County native
LULA - Mrs. Rose D. Shubert Arrowood, 86, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Arrowood was born April 27, 1913. She was a daughter of the late Albert and Nettie Smith Dalton.
Mrs. Arrowood was a homemaker and a member of Alto Congregational Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Hershel Shubert and Arvel F. Arrowood.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, at Alto Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Leon Brown and Evangelist Jerry Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, W. Young Shubert, Tyrone, Fay K. Shubert, Newnan, Frankie J. Arrowood, Gainesville, and Jerry A. Arrowood, Lula; one sister, Lee Fallyer Lewallen, Union City; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Banks County News, June 30, 1999

MRS. TOMLIN
Sister of countian
CLEVELAND - Mrs. Carolyn Pritchett Tomlin, 46, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Tomlin was born May 29, 1953. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Cleo Fair Pritchett.
Mrs. Tomlin was employed with Unicoi State Park and attended Bethesda Fellowship Congregational Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Carroll Tomlin, a son, Chris Tomlin, and a brother, Ken Pritchett.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, at Bethesda Fellowship Congregational Holiness Church with Julia Rautenbureg and the Rev. J. Clarnece Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Chattahoochee Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Rita P. Anderson, Toccoa; two brothers, Grady Pritchett, Toccoa, and Sam Pritchett, Clayton; one sister, Merle Boling, Baldwin; and four grandchildren.
The Banks County News, June 30, 1999

MR. GARRARD
Truck driver
COMMERCE - Robert C. "Bob" Garrard III, 41, formerly of Dublin, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Roanoke, Va.
Born in Ben Hill County, Mr. Garrard was a son of Kathryn Lee Garrard, Dublin, and the late Robert Conns Garrard Jr.
He was a graduate of Cedar Shoals High School, Athens, and attended both Middle Georgia College and Gainesville Junior College. Mr. Garrard was employed as a truck driver with Estes Express Lines and was a professional photographer. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Dublin.
Mr. Garrard was an advocate for professionalism and safety standards in the trucking industry and was a profound nature lover.
Memorial services were held Thursday, June 24, at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Sally Franklin officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mary Ann Gaillard Garrard; one son, Joshua Paden Garrard, Commerce; two step-sons, Malcolm C. Warren, Rentz, and James T. Warren, Commerce; sister and brother-in-law, Rachel G. and Berry Simmons, Suwanee; brother and sister-in-law, Lee W. and Amy Garrard, Walterboro, S.C.; and nieces and nephews, Ramsey Simmons, Rob Simmons, Molly Simmons and William Simmons, all of Suwanee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church or to the Nature Conservancy.
The Banks County News, June 30, 1999

REV. SMITH
Franklin County native
LAVONIA - The Rev. Arad Dewitt Smith, 94, died Monday, June 7, 1999, in Fort Myers, Fla.
The Rev. Smith was born January 15, 1905 in the Fairview Community of Franklin County. He was a son of the late Harrison and Etta Reed Smith.
As a Baptist minister, the Rev. Smith served as pastor of Fairview Baptist Church from 1942 to 1945, and from 1945 to 1966, he served as pastor of Berea Baptist Church in Asheville, N.C.
The Rev. Smith had been a resident of Fort Myers, Fla., since 1966.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Savannah Littleton Smith, three brothers, the Rev. Frank Smith, Hoyt Smith and Darby Smith, and three sisters, Ora Bruce, May Davis and Nora Lee Floyd. The Rev. Smith was the great-great-great-grandson of Henry Smith, Revolutionary War veteran and pioneer of Franklin County.
A memorial service was held Saturday, June 26, at Fairview Baptist Church, Lavonia, with the Rev. C. Roy Smith officiating.
Survivors include one son, Jack Smith, Fort Myers, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
The Banks County News, June 30, 1999

MR. EDWARDS
Riverside Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Dennis Lee Edwards, 68, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Edwards was born July 16, 1930. He was a son of the late Samuel Preston and Della Church Edwards.
Mr. Edwards was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War, and was retired from the poultry industry. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Fleeman.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 29, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Wesley Purcell, Luther Williams and Thomas Doster officiating. Burial was in the Oconee Baptist Church cemetery. James Dumas, Thomas Love, Brantley Prickett, Greg McDonald, Vince Mercardante and Danny Sudderth served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Poole Edwards; sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew and Pam Edwards and Phillip and Nan Edwards, all of Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Chris Lane, Jefferson, and Melinda and Joe Satterfield, Maysville; three brothers, William Edwards and James Edwards, both of Jefferson, and Doug Edwards, Spartanburg, S.C.; nine grandchildren; special nephew and niece, Johnny and Lynn Martin; and a special friend, Frances Vandiver.
The Banks County News, June 30, 1999

MRS. STRICKLAND
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Gertrude Bridges Strickland, 82, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Strickland was born February 13, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Clifford Lee and Ada Phelps Bridges.
Mrs. Strickland was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.F. Strickland.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Moons Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Troy Strickland, Commerce; and two grandchildren.
The Banks County News, June 30, 1999

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