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OBITUARY PAGE - SEPTEMBER 8, 1999 - HOMER, GEORGIA

MR. SNIPES
Father of two
MAYSVILLE - Darrell Randy Snipes, 43, died Thursday, September 2, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens, following an extended illness.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Snipes was born February 12, 1956. He was a son of Barbara Ann Snipes, Maysville, and the late Darrell James Snipes.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 5, at Freedom Church of God with the Revs. Curtis Hammonds and Tim Garrett officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Randy Chad Snipes, Homer; one daughter, Kala Ann Snipes, Toccoa; and two brothers, Ricky Snipes, Maysville, and Ronny Snipes, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 1999

MRS. LANGFORD
Jackson County native
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Christine B. Langford, 82, grandmother of Sherry Lewis, Maysville, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Langford had lived in Hall County for a number of years. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Grace Black.
Mrs. Langford worked as a beautician for many years and was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 5, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Jack Burgess officiating. Burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her granddaughter, include daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Nolan Dykes, Dothan, Ala.; daughter, Rita Chambers, Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell and Joan Langford, Acworth, and Jack and Minnie Langford, Gainesville; two sisters, Henrietta Foster, Caston, Ala., and Genell Nuckolls, Thomaston; grandchildren, Keith Langford, Christie Taunton, Michael Dykes, Jack Langford Jr., Sam Langford, Dana Langford and Dawn Langford; and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society, 875 Ridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia.
The Banks County News, September 8, 1999

MR. GINN
U.S. Navy veteran
COMMERCE - James Samuel Ginn, 72, died Sunday, September 5, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Ginn was born October 6, 1926. He was a son of the late Earl and Ila Spurlock Ginn.
Mr. Ginn was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a retired supervisor with Westinghouse. He was a member of Cabin Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Ginn was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Ginn.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Troy Herbert and Elwyn Wilbanks officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Ayers Ginn; one son, Keith Ginn, Commerce; two daughters, Tricia Ginn, Commerce, and Jamie Jordan, Hartwell; and two grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 1999

MRS. DYER
Mother of five
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Clifford Melissa Dyer, 87, died Sunday, August 29, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Dyer was born January 14, 1912 in Gainesville. She was a daughter of the late James and Gertrude Weaver Thomas.
Mrs. Dyer was preceded in death by a son, Charlie G. Dyer.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 1, at Full Gospel Holiness Church with the Revs. Lester Haynes and Larry Dyer officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Collie Dyer; three sons, Dewey Dyer, Blacksburg, S.C., Herschel Dyer, Danielsville, and Hubert Dyer, Lula; two daughters, Lucille Hooper, Nicholson, and Ethelene Meadow, Commerce; three brothers, Billy Thomas, Gainesville, and Bobby Thomas and Charlie Thomas, both of Baldwin; five sisters, Pearlee Armour, Belton, Vadie Armour, Dorothy King and Phoebe Thomas, all of Alto, and Winnie Ward, Seneca, N.C.; 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 1999

MR. EUBANKS
Beaverdam Baptist member
COMMERCE - Albert Eubanks Sr., 95, died Friday, September 3, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Eubanks was born August 10, 1904. He was a son of the late William and Fannie Nunn Eubanks.
Mr. Eubanks was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Mae Thompson Eubanks.
Graveside services were held Sunday, September 5, in the Beaverdam Baptist Church cemetery with Dr. Ray E. Richardson officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Albert Eubanks Jr., Taylor, S.C., and Billy Eubanks, Commerce; five daughters, Jane Bare, Snellville, Rebecca Bennefield, Hampton, Imogene Seabolt, Commerce, Peggy Standridge, Stockbridge, and Mildred Wilson, Warner Robins; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 1999

MR. SEARS
Commerce native
BALDWIN - Thomas Ray Sears, 43, of Baldwin, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at Habersham Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Sears was born July 29, 1956. He was a son of Doris Faye Bennett Sears, Baldwin, and the late Charles Sears.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 8, at Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Phil Ferguson and Paul Robertson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Dylan Sears, Atlanta, and Heath Sears, Baldwin; three brothers, Allen Sears, Commerce, Dwight Sears, Homer, and William Sears, Atlanta; and three sisters, Linda Murray, Seneca, S.C., Judy Owensby, Maysville, and Barbara Sears, Lavonia.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County, September 8, 1999

MR. KIMBRELL
Retired superintendent
CORNELIA - Tom Lloyd Kimbrell, 89, died Thursday, September 2, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Kimbrell was born March 28, 1910 in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Joe Thomas and Cordelle Kimbrell.
Mr. Kimbrell was retired from Cornelia Water Works as a superintendent and was a member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Mae Pitts Kimbrell, and three sons, Howard Kimbrell, Lloyd Kimbrell and Russell Kimbrell.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, at Mt. Airy Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Turpin and Sanford Kimbrell officiating. Burial was in the Welcome Home Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Payne, Toccoa, and Kathryn Welch, Lula; five sons, Wilkie Kimbrell and Efford Kimbrell, both of Demorest, Ralph Kimbrell and Edward Kimbrell, both of Cornelia, and J.C. Kimbrell, Mt. Airy; two sisters, Lizzie Page, Cornelia, and Lessie James, Demorest; 30 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 1999

MRS. BRASFIELD
Retired secretary
MT. AIRY - Mrs. Margaret Biggs Brasfield, 81, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Brasfield was born July 23, 1918 in Peterman, Ala. She was a daughter of the late Charles Randolph and Katie Callaway Biggs.
Mrs. Brasfield was a retired secretary with the Alabama State Health Department and was a member of Hargrove Memorial United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Brasfield.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, September 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, Cornelia, with the Rev. Blaine Walker officiating. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 10, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Tuscaloosa, Ala., with the Rev. John Drawhorn and Dr. Sammy M. Stabler officiating. Burial will be in Memory Hill Gardens, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and George Stabler, Mt. Airy; grandchildren, David and Laura Stabler, Marietta, and Lisa Stabler, Mt. Airy; and great-grandchildren, Ariel Cook and Annwynn Stabler, both of Marietta.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cornelia First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 165, Cornelia, GA 30531, or to Hargrove Memorial United Methodist Church, 1812 Hargrove Road East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of local arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 8, 1999



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