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OBITUARY PAGE - OCTOBER 27, 1999 - HOMER, GA

MRS. PERRY
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Vera Perry, 90, died Sunday, October 24, 1999, at Hartwell Health Care Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Perry was born April 25, 1909 in Demorest. She was a daughter of the late Dillard and Leila Martin Vinson.
Mrs. Perry was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Christian Wheeler, and her second husband, Carlton Perry, a brother, Willard Vinson, and two sisters, Eva Vinson Sosbee and Elizabeth Kelley Boas.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 27, in the Wheeler Family Cemetery, Maysville, with the Rev. Kenneth Dillard officiating.
Survivors include one son, Charles Wesley Wheeler, Nicholson; two daughters, Barbara McDonald, Malvern, Pa., and Jeanette Powell, Hartwell; one sister, Irene Thompson, Mt. Airy; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 27, 1999

MR. DUCKETT
Retired technical sergeant
ALTO - Milton Bruce Duckett, 88, of the Hollingsworth Community, died Thursday, October 21, 1999, at Oconee Regional Medical Center, Milledgeville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Duckett was born June 20, 1911 in Banks County. He was a son of the late Marion Russell and Amanda Nunnally Duckett.
Mr. Duckett was a retired technical sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, with 20 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and of the Korean War.
Mr. Duckett was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, Grant Reeves Post #7720, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Banks County Chapter AARP. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabell Foster Duckett.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 23, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Gene Todd and Robbie Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Baptist Church cemetery with full military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard of Warner Robins.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Kittie Lou Reynolds, Houston, Texas; one step-son, Max Edward Herrin, Starke, Fla.; one sister, Myrtle Swinehart, Cornelia; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 27, 1999

MRS. SELLERS
Cabin Creek Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Alma Anthony Sellers, 94, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Sellers was born June 12, 1905, a daughter of the late John J. and Grave Venable Anthony.
She was retired from Commerce Sportswear and was a member of Cabin Creek Baptist Church, Commerce. Mrs. Sellers was preceded in death by her husband, Homer V. Sellers.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 21, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Troy Herbert, Elwin Wilbanks and Paul Vickery officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include three sisters, Lottie Nix, Olivia Shirley and Frances Wilbanks, all of Commerce; and a special nephew, Gerald Bridges, Hull.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 27, 1999

MR. MCCOY
World War II veteran
CORNELIA - William A. "Bill" McCoy, 80, died Sunday, October 24, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mr. McCoy was born May 25, 1919. He was a son of the late A.B. and Lilly Eubanks McCoy.
Mr. McCoy was a retired service manager with Stovall Motor Company, with 25 years of service, and was a member of Cornelia First United Methodist Church.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps for several years before entering the U.S. Army. Mr. McCoy was a veteran of World War II and served as motorcyclist specialist. He served in campaigns in Rineland, Central Europe, Algeria French Morocco, Sicily, Normandy and Northern France. Mr. McCoy received the American Defense Ribbon, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal and the European-African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with six Bronze Stars. He was a member of Grant Reeves Post #7720, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 26, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial was in VFW Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Grant Reeves Post #7720, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Varner McCoy; daughters and sons-in-law, Regina and Keith Armour, Cornelia, and Peggy and Benny Overby, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Shelia McCoy, Alto; two sisters, Sue Dobbins, Ringgold, and Lucille Wheeler, Milledgeville; two brothers, E.B. "Mac" McCoy, Lilburn, and Robert T. "Bob" McCoy, Mt. Airy; grandchildren, Chris Overby, Brandi Overby and Allison Overby, all of Gainesville, and Mandi Armour and Brett Armour, both of Cornelia; and one great-granddaughter, Destiny.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Shriner's Hospitals, c/o Mountaineer Shrine Club, P.O. Box 596, Demorest, GA 30535.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 27, 1999

MR. GRIFFIN
Homer native
ROME - Thomas Bowen Griffin Sr., 73, president and long-time owner of Daniel's Funeral Home, Rome, died Friday, October 22, 1999, at a local hospital after an 11-month illness.
A native of Homer, Banks County, Mr. Griffin was born November 19, 1925. He was a son of the late Buray B. Griffin and Fannie Mae Brewer Griffin.
Mr. Griffin served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and upon discharge from military service, entered Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tenn., where he earned a degree in mortuary science. After graduation in 1947, he came to Rome to work for Mather Daniel Jr. at Daniel and Son.
In 1962, upon becoming a partner in the business with Mr. Daniel, he was named general manager and secretary-treasurer of the corporation. It was then that the firm's name was changed to Daniel's Funeral Home.
After Mr. Daniel's death in 1973, Mr. Griffin, or "Griff" as he ws known to many, became president of Daniel's Funeral Home and his son, the late Thomas Bowen Griffin Jr., who preceded him in death on December 11, 1982, joined him in the business at an early age.
Mr. Griffin was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rome, the Prince Club, the Rome Rotary Club, the Coosa County Club, the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, was member and past president of the Georgia Academy of Graduate Embalmers and was a former member of National Selected Morticians and the Order of the Golden Rule. He served on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Rome and on the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 25, at the First Presbyterian Church of Rome with Drs. William Flannagan, Kenneth Ross and James Van Dyke and the Rev. Scott Jackson officiating. Burial was in East View Cemetery. Members of the Prince Club, members of the "No Name" Coffee Club and J.L. "Shorty" Rush and Tom Burns served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, the former Roma Ann Curtis, whom he married on September 4, 1986; two sons, Bryan Hall, Rome, and David Hall, Charlotte, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Weyman and Claudette Griffin, Hiawassee; six grandchildren, Kelli Ann Hall, Julie Patricia Hall, Emily Laura Hall, Meredith Lee Hall and Benjamin Bryan Hall, all of Rome; nephew, Matthew Griffin, Hiawassee; niece, Weyna Dee Sands, Homer; and a number of cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Rome, Thomas B. Griffin Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 528, Rome, GA 30162-0528.
The Banks County News, October 27, 1999



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