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OBITUARY PAGE - DECEMBER 29, 1999 - HOMER, GA

MR. MCGEE
Machinist
MAYSVILLE - Jesse L. McGee, 69, died Saturday, December 25, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mr. McGee was born December 3, 1930, in Ocilla. He was a son of the late Jesse B. and Rose Burroughs McGee.
Mr. McGee was employed as a machinist.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Richard James officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include his wife, Mavis H. McGee; two sons, Jesse Butch McGee, Maysville, and Johnny L. McGee, Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Rosalind Bibby and Janice Webb, both of Maysville, and Sandra Oromero, Raleigh, N.C.; three brothers, Herman McGee, Kittery, Maine, Leroy McGee, Orlando, Fla., and Odis McGee, Portsmouth, N.H.; two sisters, Judy McCook, Douglas, and Pearl Purvis, Ocilla; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999

MR. SELLERS
Banks County native
GRESHAMVILLE - John Able Sellers, 81, died Thursday, December 23, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Sellers was born June 19, 1918, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Willie and Sally Kesler Sellers.
Mr. Sellers had resided in Greene County for the past 60 years and was retired from Enterprise Aluminum, Eatonton, with 29 years of service. He was of the Methodist denomination.
Mr. Sellers was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Denise Sellers.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 24, at Fork Chapel United Methodist Church, Greshamville, with the Revs. Ann Fletcher and Mike Pritchett officiating. Burial was in Greshamville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Estelle Greeson Sellers; three daughters, Patricia Ann Gillespie, Eatonton, Brenda Thompson, Rutledge, and Lynn Thomas, Eatonton; three sons, Tommy Sellers, Lawrenceville, and Larry Sellers and Jerry Sellers, both of Greshamville; one sister, Annie Loudermilk, Mt. Airy; one brother, Edd Sellers, Toccoa; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999

MR. BRIDGES
Barber
COMMERCE - Ralph V. Bridges, 84, died Saturday, December 25, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Bridges was born April 4, 1915, in Lexington. He was a son of the late Wattie Davis and Annie Lee Noell Bridges.
Mr. Bridges was self-employed as a barber. He was a member of New Holland Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
Mr. Bridges was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy R. Bridges.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. James D. Cool officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce.
Survivors include four sons, Ben Bridges, Cleveland, Kenneth Bridges, Commerce, Robert Bridges, Statham, and Thomas Bridges, Carnesville; one daughter, Elaine Lee, Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Lindsey Bridges, Danielsville; two sisters, Daisy Adams and Martha Perry, both of Commerce; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999

MISS LACOUNT
Homemaker
MT. AIRY - Miss Cheryl Ann LaCount, 39, died Thursday, December 23, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Miss LaCount was born May 25, 1960, in Stephens County. She was a daughter of Hazel Loudermilk LaCount, Mt. Airy, and the late Joe M. LaCount.
Miss LaCount was a homemaker and a member of Good News Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, J.W. and Lola Avans Loudermilk and Lester and Callie LaCount.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 26, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Gene Batson, Leon Brown and Ray Turpin officiating. Burial was in the Camp Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one brother, Rodney LaCount, Mt. Airy; sister and brother-in-law, Dorleen and Keith Holland, Mt. Airy; nephew, Michael Shane Poole, Mt. Airy; and a great-niece, Kirsten Poole, Mt. Airy.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999

MRS. ANDERSON
Homemaker
CONYERS - Mrs. Vesta Mae Cheek Anderson, 83, died Friday, December 24, 1999, at Pontsbridge Hospice.
Mrs. Anderson was born May 6, 1916, in Barrow County. She was a daughter of the late Virgil and Mary Jane Wilburn Cheek.
Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Anderson.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 27, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill McKoy officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include one son, Charles Anderson, Conyers; one brother, Roy Wilson, Madison; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999

MRS. PRINCE
Northside Baptist member
LAWRENCEVILLE - Mrs. Louellen Gordon Prince, 80, formerly of Habersham County, died Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Prince was born October 19, 1919, in Towns County. She was a daughter of the late James R. and Dessie Thomas Gordon.
Mrs. Prince was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Prince, whom she helped run the Grand Theater for a number of years. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Gordon.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 24, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Wilmer Ivester and W.A. Trotman officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Sue Lightsey, Lawrenceville; two sons, Allen Justus and Kenneth Justus, both of Clayton; six brothers, James Frank Gordon, Las Vegas, Nev., Thomas Joe Gordon and Bobby Charles Gordon, both of Clayton, Robert Lee Gordon, Paris, Tenn., John Grady Gordon, Hollywood, and Billy Richard Gordon, Travelers Rest, S.C.; seven sisters, Annie Ruby Taylor, Anderson, S.C., Bonnie Viola Hunter, Hollywood, Mary Gwenn McGaha, Franklin, N.C., Sarah Estella Littleton, Toccoa, Hazel Inez Davidson, Clarkesville, Ella Sue Trotman, Baldwin, and Irma Jean Cristy, Flowery Branch; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Gordon Memorial Fund, 203 Heindel Street, Baldwin, GA 30511.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999

MRS. CAMPBELL
Lighthouse C.H.C. rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Annie Mae Adams Campbell died Friday, December 17, 1999.
Mrs. Campbell was born February 7, 1926. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Burton Campbell.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Lighthouse Congregational Holiness Church, Commerce. The Rev. Ronald Fair will preside, along with other ministers.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband, L.M. Campbell; two daughters, Martha A. Campbell and Marcell Davis; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999

MRS. HUTCHINS
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Mildred Hutchins, 73, died Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at University Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Hutchins was born July 12, 1926. She was a daughter of the late Lee and Sara Anie Norris Scoggins.
Mrs. Hutchins was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 24, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, C.P. Hutchins; two sons, Dale Hutchins and Ricky Hutchins, both of Commerce; one daughter, Mary Ann Phillips, Commerce; three brothers, Hubert Scoggins, Marvin Scoggins and Nelson Scoggins, all of Danielsville; and one grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999

MR. SHORE
Mt. Zion UMC member
BALDWIN - Jim William Shore, 79, died Tuesday, December 28, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Shore was born April 28, 1920, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Allen Noel and Lula Wade Shore.
Mr. Shore was retired from the textile industry, and along with his wife, Mary Leona Masters Shore, ministered to people as the duo sang at many funerals in Habersham and surrounding counties. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Mr. Shore was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred, Charlie and Clifton Shore, and a sister, Martha Meeks.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 30, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Revs. Anthony Shore, Herbert Chisenhall and Sanford Kimbrell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include son and daughter-in-law, Allen William and Mary Yow Shore, Gainesville; and two grandchildren, Chad Allen Shore and Amanda Phyliss Gosnell, both of Gainesville.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999

MRS. BRYANT
Homemaker
HUNTSVILLE, ALA. - Mrs. Lucille South Bryant, 81, died Sunday, December 26, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Bryant was born April 26, 1918, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Robert H. "Bob" and Ophelia Purcell South.
She was the wife of James Ralph "Boot" Bryant, and during their 63-year marriage, had lived in Lavonia, Toccoa and Atlanta, residing the last three years in Huntsville, Ala.
Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 28, in the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. Truitt Brawner officiating. Burial was in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two daughters, Shirley Hamby, Huntsville, Ala., and Libby Brittain, Sharpsburg; five sisters, Mary Francis Richardson, Alpharetta, Carolyn Sheriff, Toccoa, Doris Wells, Conyers, Eloise London, Atlanta, and Barbara Thornhill, Birmingham, Ala.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999



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