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OBITUARY PAGE - JULY 7, 1999 - HOMER, GEORGIA

MISS HARRIS
Student
HOMER - Miss Alana Dawn Harris, 18, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries received in an automobile accident.
A native of Lincolnton, N.C., Miss Harris was born December 18, 1980. She was a daughter of Scott and Kelli Randolph Harris, Homer.
Miss Harris was a student at Banks County High School.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 5, at Grove Level Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Jeff Appling and Jeff Harris officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two brothers, Chad Harris, Homer, and Marc Hewell, Gainesville; three sisters, Brittney Harris, Hannah Harris and Jennifer Harris, all of Homer; grandparents, Jim and Pat Harris, Gastonia, N.C., and Carl and Mildred Randolph, Ball Ground; great-grandparents, Mrs. Carl Randolph Sr., Shelby, N.C., Anthony Rickard, Gastonia, N.C., and Bertha Alice Harris, Clover, S.C.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 7, 1999

MRS. HARGETT
Homemaker
MT. AIRY - Mrs. Patricia A. Hargett, 66, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Utica, N.Y., Mrs. Hargett was born February 16, 1933. She was a daughter of the late Walter and Bertha LaBounty Gray.
Mrs. Hargett was a homemaker and a member of St. Marks Catholic Church.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 6, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with Roger Thurmond officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Hargett; five daughters, B.J. Martin and Sandra Hoose, both of Mt. Airy, Penny Youngblood and Rachel Dixon, both of Clarkesville, and Rose Marie Cope, Clayton; two brothers, Bob Gray, Burlington, and Harold Gray, Flatts, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 7, 1999

MRS. FERGUSON
Missouri native
CORNELIA - Mrs. Bernadine Ferguson, 62, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
A native of Missouri, Mrs. Ferguson was a daughter of the late Mont and Byrtle Lowrance Gant.
She had lived most of her life in Habersham County and had been employed with Mt. Vernon Mills. Mrs. Ferguson was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Ferguson.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 5, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Austin Keley officiating. Burial was in the New Bridge Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include five daughters, Sherrie Holland, Mt. Airy, Patti Thomason, Alto, Gail Ferguson and Benita Williams, both of Cornelia, and Tammy McDuffie, Baldwin; one son, Monty "Bee Bo" Ferguson, Mt. Airy; two brothers, Jerry Gant and Fuzz Gant, both of Vienna, Mo.; three sisters, Sandie Ragan and Mett Finn, both of Vienna, Mo., and Imogene Jones, Licking, Mo.; and 14 grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 7, 1999

MR. CROWE
Building contractor
CORNELIA - Curtis Crowe, 81, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Crowe was born March 31, 1918. He was a son of the late John Grover and Mallie Garrison Crowe.
Mr. Crowe was a retired building contractor of 30 years and was retired as Volunteer Captain of the Cornelia Fire Department, with 34 years of service. He was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church.
Mr. Crowe was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Lewallen Crowe, a daughter, Betty Moss, a brother, Roy Crowe, and a granddaughter, Lisa Crowe Tilly.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, in the South Chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Tony Kemp officiating. Burial will be in the Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Gayle Whitener, Clarkesville, Jacque Evans, Demorest, Gloria Rogers, Tiger, and Debra Crowe, Cornelia; four sons, Bobby Crowe and Tommy Crowe, both of Demorest, Nelson Crowe, Cornelia, and Larry Crowe, Baldwin; one brother, J.D. Crow, Tallulah Falls; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Whitfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 7, 1999

MR. BROWN
Banks County native
ANNISTON, ALA. - Paul David Brown Jr., 58, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in Kansas.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Brown was a resident of Anniston for most of his life. He was a son of Reba Brown, Hollingsworth, and the late Paul David Brown Sr.
Mr. Brown was employed with Logistics NGS Industries and was a member of the Elks Lodge.
Memorial services were held Friday, July 2, in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home, Oxford, Ala., with the Rev. Ronnie Adams officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Nancy Brown; one daughter, Kimberly Marshall; one son, Tim Brown; two sisters, Bobbie Dalton and Betty Caudell, both of Hollingsworth; and four grandchildren, Tabitha and Heather Brown and Jessica and Dylan Marshall.
Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 7, 1999

MR. HELTON
Truck driver
BALDWIN - Hershel G. Helton Jr., 54, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Emory University Hospital following a brief illness.
A native of Union County, Mr. Helton was a son of the late Hershel G. Helton Sr. and Grace May Helton.
He was employed as a truck driver with Brock's Trucking Co. and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Helton was preceded in death by a son, Terry Ray Helton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 3, at Baldwin Church of God with the Revs. Danny O'Kelly and Bobby Burke officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Heaton Helton; two sons, Greg Helton, Baldwin, and Jerry Lee Helton, Clarkesville; three sisters, Doris Poore and Joyce Helton, both of Anniston, Ala., and Betty Moore, Boaz, Ala.; one brother, Jerry Looney, Anniston, Ala.; and five granddaughters.
Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 7, 1999

MRS. BAKER
Homemaker
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Dora Vienia Pittman Baker, 85, died Monday, July 5, 1999.
A native of Hall County, Mrs. Baker was born July 17, 1913. She was a daughter of the late Robert and Dora Wiley Pittman.
Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clint Talor Baker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jounior Swain officiating. Burial will be in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include one son, Emanuel Clinton Baker, Gainesville; one daughter, Bobbie Redmon, Homer; two sisters, Margie Barrett, Nicholson, and Vernie Wiley, Commerce; 15 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a special friend, Larry Wilson.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 7, 1999

MR. ERWIN
SHMS honor roll student
CORNELIA - Matthew D. "Bubba" Erwin, 14, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Erwin was born in Habersham County on November 28, 1984. He was a son of Steve and Charlene Hunt Erwin, Cornelia.
Mr. Erwin was a rising freshman at Habersham Central High School. He played recreation football and was teaching himself to play the keyboard.
A peer mediator at South Habersham Middle School, Mr. Erwin was a honor roll student, and loved camping. He was a member of Friendly Mission Baptist Church.
Mr. Erwin was preceded in death by grandparents, Claud Erwin and Charles Hunt, and great-grandparents, Marion and Pauline Crow, Alley Crow and Dr. and Mrs. D.H. Garrison.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at Friendly Mission Baptist Church with the Revs. Danny O'Kelly, Mike Wilson and Paul Morris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sisters, Lacey and Jessica Erwin, both of Cornelia; grandparents, Dorothy Erwin, Cornelia, and Ed and Ramona Stevens, Clarkesville; and two nephews, Taylor and Brandon Mitchell, both of Cornelia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Egleston Children's Hospital, 1405 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30322, the Ronald McDonald House, 792 Houston Mill Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329, or the Intensive Care Unit, 2nd Floor, c/o Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 743 Spring Street N.E., Gainesville, GA 30501.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 7, 1999

MRS. STROUD
Homemaker
CORNELIA - Mrs. Inez S. Stroud, 82, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Stroud was born in Habersham County on August 17, 1916. She was a daughter of the late Cleland Kinlow "C.K." and Texie Bramblett Simmons.
Mrs. Stroud was a homemaker and worked at The Steak House. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Stroud was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Fonclara, and her second husband, Leo Stroud. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Simmons, and three sisters, Mae Mize, Lillie Meeks and Thelma Johnson.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 7, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Austin Kelley and P.J. Hulsey officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Linda Fonclara, Cornelia; one sister, Sally Starr, Hollywood; grandchildren, Cole Fonclara, Demorest, Flint Fonclara, Statesboro, and Robin Fonclara, Jefferson; and two great-grandchildren, Lance and Daniel Fonclara, both of Demorest.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 7, 1999

MRS. KINSEY
Retired secretary
SUMTER, S.C. - Mrs. Dorothy Walker Kinsey, 86, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at a local nursing home.
Mrs. Kinsey was born in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late Acie Columbus Walton Walker and Amanda Jane Rider Walker.
Mrs. Kinsey was a retired secretary and a member of Demorest Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kinsey.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 8, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia. Burial will be in Demorest City Cemetery.
Survivors include one niece, Ann S. King, Sumter, S.C.; one nephew, Walton Sisk, Salisbury, N.C.; and one great-nephew, James R. King, Sumter, S.C.
The family was to have received friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 7, 1999



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