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OBITUARY PAGE - JULY 21, 1999 - HOMER, GEORGIA

MR. CRANE
U.S. Army veteran
MAYSVILLE - Bobby T. Crane, 62, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
A native of Maysville, Mr. Crane was born October 28, 1936. He was a son of the late Jim and Ella Mae Presley Crane.
Mr. Crane was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Westinghouse-ABB, with 32 years of service.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with David C. Roberts and the Rev. Mike Stowers officiating. Burial was in the Lebanon Methodist Church cemetery, Gillsville. Tim Crane, Willard Cartledge, Dozier Stevens, Royce Smith, Wiliam Garrish, Chip McClure, Lamar Presley and Lanier Poe served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Buffington Crane; one son, Doug Crane, Maysville; two daughters, Gretta Sanders, Commerce, and Mrs. Sandy (Carolyn) Spurlock, Athens; three brothers, Edgar Crane, Nevada, and Howard Crane and Jimmy Crane, both of Maysville; four sisters, Margie Drake, Bernice Edwards and Mrs. Bennie (Gladys) Etris, all of Maysville, and Eva Allen, Atlanta; four grandchildren, Derek, Kayla, Eli and Jake; and two step-grandchildren, Bonny and Susan.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 21, 1999

MRS. STANDRIDGE
Homemaker
CLEVELAND - Mrs. Brenda Shockley Standridge, 45, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at Chestatee Regional Hospital following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
A native of Jefferson, Mrs. Standridge was born January 18, 1954. She was a daughter of Bernice Savage Shockley, Lula, and the late Eugene "Bozo" Shockley.
Mrs. Standridge was employed at Nok and was of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by a sister, Tammy Hulsey, a brother, Dee Shockley, and her father-in-law, Leco Standridge.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 18, at Union Grove Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Paul Flynn and Asa Dorsey officiating. Burial was in the Zion Interdenominational Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, W.J. Standridge; daughter and son-in-law, Tracey and Stephen Davenport, Cleveland; two sons, Stacey Standridge and Andy Standridge, both of Cleveland; four brothers, Billy Shockley and Boone Shockley, both of Lula, Joe Shockley, Indiana, and Tommy Shockley, Duluth; three sisters, Shelia Shockley, Arizona, Tina Withrow, Lula, and Shirley Adair, Gainesville; and mother-in-law, Sarah Standridge, Cleveland.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 21, 1999

MRS. LITTLE
Retired auditor
MORROW - Mrs. Edith Ayers Little, 79, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Southern Regional Medical Center.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Little was born September 9, 1919. She was a daughter of the late Marion "Bud" and Althea Elizabeth Aaron Ayers.
Mrs. Little was a retired auditor with the Georgia Department of Revenue and was a member of Webbs Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, at Webbs Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Hill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, W.D. Little; one son, David Little, Comer; two daughters, Linda E. Seymore, Powder Springs, and Susan Washington, Stockbridge; three sisters, Annette Evans, Fayetteville, Jean Hill, Maysville, and Wilbert Landrum, Hapeville; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 21, 1999

MRS. THRONEBERRY
Former bookkeeper
LULA - Mrs. Loretta Emma Heid Throneberry died Friday, July 2, 1999, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Throneberry was born in the small Midwestern town of Minot, N.D., just south of Lake Darling on the Souris River, on August 28, 1916. She grew up in Saint Cloud, Minn., the adopted daughter of a railroad engineer and a homemaker.
As a young adult, she traveled to Seattle, where she worked for several years as a legal secretary. There, in 1946, she met Neal Throneberry, married him six months later, and in the next three years had two children, Jeff and Judy. After a brief relocation to the islands of Hawaii, she then returned to Seattle, where, in the succeeding three years, despite previous traumatic miscarriages, two more children, Mark and Dan, were born.
In 1958, Mrs. Throneberry moved with her family to Cape Canaveral, Fla., on the Atlantic coast, for only a few months; and then to the small town of Mary Esther, in the Florida panhandle of the Gulf coast. After four years there, she again moved with her family, this time into the suburbs of Atlanta, where she would live to see her sons and daughter graduate from elementary schools, high schools and colleges.
To support her family, she worked many years as head bookkeeper for Higgins Foundary and became friends with Beth Brand, whom she shared a residence with for almost a decade.
After her retirement, Mrs. Throneberry sold her house and moved north to the southern foothills of the Smokey Mountains to be near the families of her daughter, Judy, and her eldest son, Jeff.
She most recently resided in Lula, where she lived in a small house in the woods, custom-designed and built for her by her children and family.
She was a good Catholic girl who presented a meek and gentle countenance to the world, and who died with her rosary at hand, said family members. She successfully nurtured four loving children into adulthood and exemplified for all who knew her the virtues of uncritical love, long-suffering patience, quiet modesty, thoughtful generosity and unwavering loyalty. She was a perennial supporter of the underdog and champion of the helpless.
Mrs. Throneberry acquired the ability to speak Seventies' teen slang, such as "It blew my mind." As a community accomplishment, she received the award for most tolerant, accepting, admired mom in Sylvan Hill, 1969-1979. She had a special interest in Camellias, hummingbirds, small dogs and Braves baseball.
Mrs. Throneberry was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Montgomery Throneberry.
A brief memorial service was held Sunday, July 4, at Hebron Presbyterian Church, Commerce. Burial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Bethany Church, near Tullahoma, Tenn.
Survivors include children and spouses, Jeffrey Alan Throneberry, Tom and Judith Ann Howe, Mark Edward Throneberry and Daniel Montgomery and Lisa Throneberry; and five grandchildren, Natalie and Nicholas Throneberry, Kevin York and Danielle and Matthew Throneberry.
The Banks County News, July 21, 1999

MR. KEITH
Farmer
COMMERCE - James Wilton Keith, 74, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Keith was a son of the late Clarence W. and Lola Wilbanks Keith.
He was a farmer.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating.
Survivors include a number of cousins.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 21, 1999

MR. GEE
Bus driver
COMMERCE - Roy Leon Gee, 67, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Gee was born May 13, 1932. He was a son of the late Riley L. and Bessie Anderson Gee.
Mr. Gee worked as a bus driver for Jackson County Schools.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Poston and Tommy Seay officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Nell Gee; three daughters, Donna Ayers, Ila, Carolyn Gee, Columbia, S.C., and Debbie Looney, Center; one brother, Ralph Gee, Braselton; one sister, Louise Norris, Dry Pond; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 21, 1999

MR. EMANS
U.S. Navy veteran
COMMERCE - Gerald Everett Emans, 66, formerly of Natick, Mass., died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
A native of Owosso, Mich., Mr. Emans was born September 4, 1932. He was a son of the late Charles William and Dorothea Lillian Emans.
Mr. Emans was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from Polaroid Camera Co., with 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothea Emans.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 19, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Emans, Framingham, Mass., David S. Emans, Campton, N.H., and Gerald Jr. Emans, Demorest; three daughters, JoAnn Anderson, Natick, Mass., Diana Ascheman, Holland, Mich., and MaryLou Kellerson, Commerce; two brothers, Charles Emans, Owosso, Mich., and Walter Emans, Muskegon, Mich.; five sisters, Geraldine Blakesley, Alice Domerese, Kathryn Faber and Betty Truesdell, all of Michigan, and Diana Evans, Arizona; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 21, 1999

MRS. BROWN
Bluestone Baptist member
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Dorothy Jeanette Reno Brown, 50, died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
A native of Guntown, Miss., Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Guy C. and Mary Lou Chastain Reno.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Brown, and a grandson, Justin Tyler Brown.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, at Bluestone Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Jenkins and David McDonald officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Herbert Anthony Brown, Colbert, and Robert Wayne Brown, Danielsville; three sisters, Mary Ann Rice, Anderson, S.C., Nadine Hunnicutt, Hartwell, and Guynell Fuller, Toccoa; five brothers, Cecil Reno and Dale Reno, both of Hartwell, Guy Reno Jr., Danielsville, and Johnny Reno and Kelly Reno, both of Royston; two grandchildren, Casey Nathaniel Brown and Tiffany Danielle Brown; and many nieces and nephews.
The Banks County News, July 21, 1999

MR. CARLAN
Retired officer
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - James Franklin Carlan, 56, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Carlan was born in Commerce on February 3, 1943. He was a son of the late Clarence Weldon and Clara Bell Irvin Carlan.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Carlan was a retired officer with the Capitol Police and served three tours of duty with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart on four separate occasions.
Mr. Carlan was an employee of the local Merita Bread Company and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 22, in the chapel of Bevis Funeral Home, Tallahassee, Fla. Burial will be in Tallahassee Memory Gardens, Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy Carlan; one son, John J. Carlan, Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, Herman Melvin Carlan, Clarkesville; and one sister, Martha Ann Robinson, Cornelia.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bevis Funeral Home.
Bevis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, July 21, 1999



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