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OBITUARY PAGE - SEPTEMBER 15, 1999 - HOMER, GEORGIA

MR. LANCE
Retired diesel mechanic
JEFFERSON - Henry Frank Lance, 63, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Lance was a retired diesel mechanic. He had lived in the Hall County area for most of his life and was a member of High Falls Church of God.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 9, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Randall Hawkins and Eric Frazier officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane Lance, Salem, S.C.; six sons, Henry Lee Lance Sr., Jefferson, Michael A. Lance Sr. and Harvey Frank Lance, both of Maysville, Dennis Wayne Lance and Jarrett Thomas Lance, both of Salem, S.C., and Willie Ray Foxx, Florence, S.C.; one sister, Lucille Cruse, Gillsville; two brothers, Billy Joe Lance, Atlanta, and Bobby Lee Lance, Gainesville; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 15, 1999

MR. WHITE
U.S. Army veteran
COMMERCE - John Quinton White, 80, died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. White was born February 22, 1919 in Madison County. He was a son of the late Willie and Texie White.
Mr. White was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II in the Philippines. He worked at Harmony Grove Mills, with 30 years of service, later retiring as a painting contractor.
Mr. White was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce, where he served his Lord and church as a deacon since 1973, family members said. He loved his family and friends and was well loved by them.
Mr. White was preceded in death by two brothers, J.W. White and Thomas White.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Phillip Turner and the Revs. Don Paulson and Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Gee White; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jounior Dickerson, Commerce; two brothers, Billy White, Lexington, and Charles "Bootsie" White, Commerce; three sisters, Geraldine Tony, Homer, and Virginia Standridge and Sara Ann Daniels, both of Commerce; grandchildren and spouses, Phillip and Elaine Turner, Gainesville, Vickie and Scott Yaughn, Braselton, and Michele and Joseph Head, Commerce; four great-grandchildren, Etta and Lucas Yaughn, both of Braselton, and Zachary and Ashley Turner, both of Gainesville; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 15, 1999

MR. REECE
U.S. Marine veteran
OAKWOOD - Thomas E. "Junior" Reece, 56, brother of the Rev. Verlin Reece, Commerce, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Reece was a lifelong resident of Hall County. He was a son of the late Thomas E. Sr. and Lola Mae Hudgins Reece.
Mr. Reece was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He had worked a number of years for Lanier Lincoln-Mercury, Hayes Chrysler and was retired from Blackshear Place Motors. Mr. Reece was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Eugene O'Kelley.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 10, in the chapel of Brewer & Wiley Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Scott Wilson and Sam Parsons officiating. Burial was in the Zion Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his brother, include his wife, Shirley Sexton Reece; one daughter, Sonia Maddox, Lilburn; one son, James Edward Reece, Oakwood; sister, Martha O'Kelley, Gainesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Russell Murphy, Arrie Mae and Johnnie Wiley and Deborah and Roger Riley, all of Gainesville, Betty and Skip Hope, Oakwood, Barbara and Myron Harrison, Gillsville, and Shirley and Calvin Brewster, Dahlonega; sister-in-law, Lavonda Reece, Commerce; and one grandchild, Bailey Reece, Oakwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road, #415, Maitland, FL 32751, or to Zion Hill Baptist Church, Atlanta Hwy., Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
Brewer & Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 15, 1999

MRS. ANDREWS
Banks County native
TOCCOA - Mrs. Theo Dosha Kelley Andrews, 91, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Andrews was a daughter of the late Johnny and Reppard Ayers Kelley.
She was a member of Toccoa Christian Church. Mrs. Andrews was preceded in death by her husband, Carson Andrews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 9, in the chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Price officiating. Burial was in Stephens Memorial Gardens. Winston Farmer, Jim Kelley, Tommy Farmer, Edward Kelley, Stephen Savage and Larry Kelley served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Annie Sue Savage, Toccoa; one son, Vernon Andrews, Watkinsville; two sisters, Ethel Farmer, Toccoa, and Volina Waddell, Hull; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 15, 1999

MR. COWART
J.C.C.H.S. student
HOSCHTON - Andrew J. Cowart, 16, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Cowart was born in Hall County. He was a son of MaDonna M. Cowart, Hoschton, and Roger Dale Cowart, Braselton.
Mr. Cowart was a student at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, where he played sports. He was employed with Château Élan and attended Walnut Fork Baptist Church and Hopewell Baptist Church.
Family members said, "Andrew loved sports."
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 9, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Robby Foster, Greg Worley and Tim Strickland officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Charles "Joe" Cowart, Hoschton; step-mother, Tammy Cowart, Braselton; grandparents, Robert T. and Barbara McCoy, Mt. Airy, and Wymon and Shirley Brownlee, Lawrenceville; and a great-grandmother, Katie Bruce, Lawrenceville.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 15, 1999

MRS. WHEELER
Mother of three
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Margie Nell Wheeler, 57, died Sunday, September 12, 1999, at Gwinnett Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Wheeler was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the daughter of the late William and Lucille Avery.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 15, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Danny Newburn officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Lunden Wheeler; one son, James Avery, Hoschton; two daughters, Patricia McKinney, Homosassa, Fla., and Bobbie Jo Stephens, Norcross; four sisters, Barbara Harbuck, Hartselle, Ala., Dora Franks, Carnesville, Martha Juhan, Snellville, and Debbie Finch, Gainesville; two brothers, Gene Avery, Fayetteville, and Bill Avery, Cumming; 10 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Kidney Fund, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 15, 1999

MRS. KIDD
Homemaker
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Sarah Mazell Strickland Kidd, 73, sister of Billy Lee and William Lee, both of Commerce, died Saturday, September 11, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Kidd was born in North Carolina, but had lived in Hall County for most of her life.
She was a homemaker and a member of House of Faith Church. Mrs. Kidd was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Kidd, a son, Jimmy Strickland, and a brother, Junior Lee.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 14, in the chapel of Brewer & Wiley Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Gary O'Steen and Roy Lee officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors, in addition to her brothers, include son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Joyce Lee, Gainesville; brothers, Jesse Lee and the Rev. Roy Lee, both of Gillsville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Brewer & Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, September 15, 1999



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