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OBITUARY PAGE - JULY 14, 1999 - HOMER, GEORGIA

MR. COCHRAN
Poultry, cattle farmer
BALDWIN - Jimmy W. Cochran, 74, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Cochran was born January 20, 1925. He was a son of the late James W. and Martha Lane Cochran.
Mr. Cochran was a poultry and cattle farmer and a member of Damascus Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Cochran was a member of the Board of Directors of the Banks County Farm Bureau and a member of the board of the BJC Medical Center Hospital Authority. He was a Mason and also a member of the Hollingsworth Lodge #355 F & AM and a member of the Banks County Cattlemen's Association.
Mr. Cochran was preceded in death by five brothers, Bruce Cochran, Howard Cochran, Ferd Cochran, Garland Cochran and Tyrus Cochran.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Revs. Gene Todd and Roy Rogers officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Crump Cochran; three sons, Randall Cochran, The Woodlands, Texas, and Regan and Richard Cochran, both of Homer; three sisters, Louise Andrews, Baldwin, and Lila Brady and Ruth Smith, both of Toccoa; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Damascus Baptist Church Building Fund, 2826 GA Hwy. 198, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 14, 1999

MR. STEPHENS
BCHS student
GILLSVILLE - William Stephens, 14, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Stephens was born April 2, 1985, in Hall County, son of John Mark Stephens, Mt. Airy, and Lisa Jones Whitlock, Gillsville. He was the step-son of Danny Whitlock, Gillsville.
Mr. Stephens was a student at Banks County High School, where he was a member of the Discovery Class and the Beta Club. He participated in golf, basketball, football, baseball and wrestling. Mr. Stephens was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Norman Crane, Tom and Nora Chambers and Wiley Jones.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 11, at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Allison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents and step-father, include one sister, Bridget Stephens, Gillsville; one step-sister, Dana Smallwood, Baldwin; grandparents, Wilburn Jones, Alto, Ross and Mable Stephens, Mt. Airy, William and Carolyn Crane, Demorest, and Judy Whitlock, Gillsville; and great-grandparents, Lois Crane, Clarkesville, and Hazel Jones, Alto.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Fairfield Baptist Church, 2236 GA Hwy. 105, Demorest, GA 30535.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 14, 1999

MRS. SUGGS
Retired seamstress
WINDER - Mrs. Betty Suggs, 86, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at Barrow Medical Center following a brief illness.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Suggs was a daughter of the late Robert and Minnie Lee Patterson Sailors.
She had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church, where she attended the Mother's Sunday School Class. Mrs. Suggs was a retired seamstress from Cherokee Manufacturing Company of Winder.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Suggs.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kenneth Deaton officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, LaAnn Patrick, Snellville; two sons, Hinnard Suggs, Winder, and Johnny Suggs, Hoschton; one sister, Mary Brown, Eastonnollee; six grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 14, 1999

MRS. TUCKER
Bookkeeper
LAVONIA - Mrs. Dorothy Stewart Tucker, 74, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Tucker was a daughter of the late C.D. and Elsie Dudley Stewart.
She was retired from the Lavonia Roller Mill, where she served as bookkeeper for 25 years. Mrs. Tucker was a member of Lavonia United Methodist Church and a member of the Lavonia Chapter No. 377, Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn Jones, and a brother, Charles Stewart.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 18, in the chapel of Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, with Dr. Sheila Hunt and Mrs. Katy Krumbach officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
Survivors include her husband, C.L. Tucker; two daughters, Sue Humphrey and Kathy Isbell, both of Lavonia; two sisters, Martha Leitch, Toccoa, and Joyce Boggs, Williamston, S.C.; and five grandchildren, Stewart Humphrey, New Orleans, La., Leigh Fowler, Franklin Springs, and Sharon Lyon and Courtney and Matt Isbell, all of Lavonia.
Hamby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 14, 1999

MR. SMITH
Carpenter
CLARKESVILLE - Jim H. Smith, 68, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Smith was born July 19, 1930. He was a son of the late Henry Berry and Leetta Fortenberry Smith.
Mr. Smith was a carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Grady Smith and Chester Smith, and two sisters, Lois Wade and Liza McNabb.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 14, at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Revs. Parris Whitworth and James Southers officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Edna J. Smith, Hayesville, N.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita and Kenneth Welborn, Cornelia, Susan and John Parrish, Baldwin; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Judy Smith, Clarkesville; one sister, Eliza Roach, Demorest; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 14, 1999



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