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OBITUARY PAGE - AUGUST 11, 1999 - HOMER, GEORGIA

MR. SMITH
Former Woodstock resident
MAYSVILLE - John Willis Smith Jr., 72, formerly of Woodstock, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 7, in Sosebee Memorial Chapel of Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Racheo Lacey officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Smith; one brother, James Smith, Thomaston; one sister, Hilda Wyrick, Marietta; and several nieces and nephews.
Sosebee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 1999

MRS. ROSEBERRY
Homemaker
MT. AIRY - Mrs. Margaret Roseberry, 86, died Friday, August 6, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Roseberry was born July 23, 1913 in White County. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Maude Hunter Hefner.
Mrs. Roseberry was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Roseberry, three brothers, Dick Hefner, Harold Hefner and Ralph Hefner, and a sister, Elsie H. Dearwent.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Richard Scoggins officiating. Burial was in the Welcome Home Baptist Church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Habersham County Animal Shelter, 4132 Toccoa Hwy., Clarkesville, GA 30523.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 1999

MR. EVANS
Grey Hill Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Billy Eugene Evans, 59, died Sunday, August 8, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Homer, Mr. Evans was born September 11, 1939. He was a son of Elizabeth Evans, Commerce.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 10, at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one brother, Benny Evans, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 1999

MRS. TILSON
Homemaker
CORNELIA - Mrs. Fannie Erwin Tilson, 88, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at BJC Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Tilson was born on September 11, 1910 in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late John Chandler and Margie Morris Erwin.
Mrs. Tilson was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Tilson, two sons, Truman Tilson and J.C. Tilson, and a daughter, Hazel Robinson.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Jannie Baker, Maysville, and Marie Collins, Colbert; two sons, Lawton Erwin, Cornelia, and Tommy Tilson, Homer; three sisters, Marie Thompson Tench, Lovenie Simmons and Ethel Ivester Smith, all of Cornelia; four brothers, Lewis Erwin, Coleman Erwin and Homer Erwin, all of Cornelia, and Ray Erwin, Homer; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 1999

MR. MULCHI
U.S. Air Force veteran
MT. AIRY - Carl Mulchi, 61, died Monday, August 9, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Mulchi was born November 20, 1937 in North Carolina. He was a son of Annie Elliott Mulchi, Lincolnton, N.C., and the late Herman Clifton Mulchi.
Mr. Mulchi was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was employed with Schneider Inc., where he worked as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by a son, Carl Lee Mulchi, and two brothers, Herman Ray Mulchi and Charlie Clifton Mulchi.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 12, at Amy's Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Thomas Gragg and Avery Mote officiating. A military burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Linda Hamilton Mulchi; two daughters, Regina Lynn Mulchi, Cornelia, and Terena Ann Mulchi, Mt. Airy; two sons, Clifton Claude Mulchi, Mississippi, and Charlie Mulchi, Mt. Airy; three brothers, Jimmy James Mulchi, Greensboro, N.C., and John Garland Mulchi and Jackie L. Mulchi, both of Lincolnton, N.C.; and several grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 1999

MR. SCALES
Brother of countian
MARYVILLE, TENN. - Peyton S. Scales, 83, of Maryville, Tenn., died Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at Blount Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Scales was a son of the late Paul and Calla Scales. He was owner of Scales Builders Supply from 1946 to 1982 and was a member of Bakers Creek Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and Sunday School teacher. Mr. Scales was also a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Maryville Lions Club, where he served at local, state and national levels. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Anne Ruckart, and two brothers, David Scales and Paul Scales Jr.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11, in the chapel of McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn., with the Revs. Ron Sabo and Roy Englehardt officiating. Burial was in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Anna K. Scales; three sisters, Eleanor S. Whitfield and Doris S. Wright, both of Commerce, and Bess S. Crawford, Homer; grandson and wife, Matthew P. and Denise Ruckart; great-grandson, Peyton Ruckart; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bakers Creek Presbyterian Church, 5501 Nine Mile Creek Road, Maryville, TN 37801.
McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 1999

MR. JUSTICE
World War II veteran
GAINESVILLE - Benjamin "Ben" Justice, 78, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at Dogwood Forest, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Justice was born December 22, 1920 in Spartanburg, S.C. He was a son of James Madison and Margaret Ann Stepp Justice, Spartanburg, S.C. He had lived in Gainesville for the past 11 years.
Mr. Justice was retired from the U.S. Navy, with 30 years of service. He served as Chief Petty Officer during World War II on the USS Ranger CV-4 and the USS Improve. Mr. Justice also served as a Naval Advisor to the Turkish Navy and as a naval recruiter.
Later, he retired from United Technologies Corp. in Greensboro.
Military graveside services will be held Saturday, August 14, in Level Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Wasiluk officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Geraldine Hardy Justice; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Louise and Elliott McClure, Mableton; son and daughter-in-law, Preston F. and Bonnie Justice, Gainesville; one granddaughter, Becky Justice, Gainesville; one aunt, Grace Justice, Spartanburg, S.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Guest House, 320 Tower Heights Road, Gainesville, GA 30501, which provides aid to those who have Alzheimers disease.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 1999

MR. IRVIN
Father of three
EASLEY, S.C. - Will Duey Irvin, 69, died Monday, August 2, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Irvin was born on March 29, 1930 in Gillsville. He was a son of the late Jess and Mae Bell Tanner Irvin.
Mr. Irvin was employed in heavy construction work.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Greg Irvin, Athens, and Stanley Irvin, Gainesville; one daughter, Cheryl Irvin Lance, Gainesville; one brother, George Irvin, Danielsville; five sisters, Martha Harnish, Simpsonville, S.C., Mary Lou Hix, Commerce, Edith Smith and Peggy Webb, both of Gainesville, and Virginia Strickland, Chestnut Mountain; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 11, 1999



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