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OBITUARY PAGE - NOVEMBER 17, 1999 - HOMER, GA

MR. NALLEY
Jefferson native
MAYSVILLE - Roy Slim Nalley, 72, died Sunday, November 14, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jefferson, Mr. Nalley was born October 9, 1927.
He had worked as a heavy equipment operator.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Elmer Maddox and Larry Buffington officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gee Nalley; five sons, Clarence Nalley, Hull, Steve Nalley, Waco, Texas, Jimmy Nalley, Gainesville, Roger Nalley, Lakeland, Fla., and Mike Nalley, Bogart; two daughters, Margie Emmett, Talmo, and Peggy Sullens, Gainesville; six step-sons, Alvin Gee, Gainesville, Jeffery Gee and Jerry Gee, both of Maysville, Jimmy Gee, Gillsville, Joe Gee, Pendergrass, and Roger Grindle, Demorest; two brothers, Eugene Red Nalley, Gainesville, and Horace Nalley, Maysville; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 17, 1999

MR. RAY
Cattle, poultry farmer
HOMER - Ottis Ray, 86, died Friday, November 9, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Ray was born August 9, 1913, in Banks County. He was a son of the late George Jeff and Mary Elizabeth Lewallen Ray.
Mr. Ray was a cattle and poultry farmer and was a member of Homer Baptist Church, where he served as a member of the board of deacons.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, at Homer Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Crabbe, Dwight Oakes and Lamar Purcell officiating. Burial was in Banks Memorial Gardens, Homer.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Pritchett Ray; one son, Leon Ray, Homer; two daughters, Joyce R. Boswell and Jane Hardman, both of Homer; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 17, 1999

MR. WHITLOCK
Jackson County native
GILLSVILLE - Grover Whitlock, 65, died Monday, November 1, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Whitlock was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Samuel and Ethel Whitlock. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 3, 1999, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Bradley Elliott officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include one son, Scott Whitlock, Gillsville; six sisters, Willie Stockton, Conyers, Rachel Heery, Decatur, Sara Benton, Commerce, Mary Brooks, Athens, Eleanor Yates, Bakersfield, Calif., and Carolyn Autry, San Andreas, Calif.; two brothers, Jimmy Whitlock, Commerce, and Max Whitlock, Knoxville; granddaughter, Whitney Whitlock; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 17, 1999

MRS. STANDRIDGE
Homemaker
CLEVELAND - Mrs. Sarah Rosie "Lola" Standridge, 79, died Sunday, November 14, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Standridge was born September 17, 1920, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah Estelle Elrod McAlister.
Mrs. Standridge was a homemaker and of the Holiness denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Leco Standridge, daughter-in-law, Brenda Shockley Standridge, and brothers, Clarence, Lawrence, Albert, Tommy and Sudie McAlister.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16, at Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Ronald Mote officiating. Burial was in the Zion Interdenominational Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, W.J. Standridge, Cleveland; one sister, Mary Elzoria Kinsey, Cornelia; and three grandchildren, Stacey Standridge, Tracey Standridge Davenport and Andy Standridge, all of Cleveland.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 17, 1999

MR. BECK
Poultry worker
HULL - George Beck, 78, died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Beck was born April 2, 1921. He was a son of the late Frank and Mary Flanagan Beck.
Mr. Beck was a poultry worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Adams Beck.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 11, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Allen Seagraves officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors include one step-son, Darrell Brooks, Hull; two brothers, Curtis Beck, Jefferson, and Rufus Beck, Commerce; five sisters, Sara Covington and Eddie Pearle Wiley, both of Homer, Vernell Evans, Nicholson, and Era Belle Maney and Mamie Turner, both of Commerce; a number of grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 17, 1999

MRS. MARTIN
U.S. Gov. Civil Service retiree
ATHENS - Mrs. Sarah Davidson Martin, 75, died Friday, November 12, 1999, at a local hospital.
Mrs. Martin was born August 31, 1924, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late William Minor and Sibyl Prickett Davidson.
Mrs. Martin was a graduate of Martin Institute, Jefferson, and a graduate of Athens Business College. She was retired from the U.S. Government Civil Service, with 32 years of service.
Mrs. Martin was a longtime resident of Athens and a longtime member of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Garden Club, NARF, a charter member and past president of the Secretaries Club and an honorary member of the Elks Club in Athens.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, William Luther Martin.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 15, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Michael Marsingill and Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Ed Conley, Mark Watson, Jamie Jarrard, Stanley Watson, Troy Davidson and Wayne Martin served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sisters, Margaret Brown, Gainesville, Bertie May Watson, Danielsville, and Allie Dishman, Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.; two brothers, Bronson L. Davidson, Gainesville, and Gene Davidson, Maysville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 17, 1999

MR. ARMSTRONG
Father of countian
DAHLONEGA - William "Bill" Armstrong, 60, died Saturday, November 13, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Armstrong was born in Bibb County, but had lived in Hall County for a number of years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was employed with Hidden Lake Academy. Mr. Armstrong had also worked with Northeast Georgia Medical Center Security Service for many years.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Grady Hester and Doug Collins officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Danny Jackson and Joan and Ronnie Vaughn, all of Dahlonega; sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Scott, Homer, and Mrs. and Mrs. Wayne Scott, Dahlonega; son, Christopher Armstrong, Maryland; sister-in-law, Mary Abernathy, Jasper; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Myrtle Whitt, Cumming, Tom and Martha Batchlor, Canton, and Gerald and Janie McGinnis, Alpharetta; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, November 17, 1999



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