BANKS COUNTY, GEORGIA OBITS


BAKER, Ruth Sims | BACON , Margaret Mize| BARNES Mauddane Mize | BELL , Clemmie Andrews | BELL , Emma Lee Peyton | BLACKBURN, Martha Newsome {Mrs. Chester} | BOLING , Robert Lee | BOLING , William "Bill" J. | BOWDEN,Warren George | BRADY , Alvin Broadus | BRADY , Asa Dean | BRADY , Myrtle Kelly | BREWER , Anthie Ferguson | BREWER, Mattie Turner | BROOM , Ellis | BROWN , Bertie Lawrence | BROWN , Cecil Dewey | BROWN , Clelon Lester | BROWN , James Leo | BRUCE , Magdalene Jones |


Margaret Mize BACON, 84, of Brevard, NC, died July 20, 2002. Born in Banks County, GA, she was the daughter of the late Erwin G. and Caldonia Chambers Mize. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Evan M. Bacon; brothers, Arthur, Frank and Paul Mize; and a sister, Ruby Mize Wilson. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Brevard and a past member of the Fortnightly Club of Brevard and United Methodist Women. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Evan M. Bacon Jr. and Diana Angel Bacon; daughter and son-in-law, Jerry Arthur and Bronwen Bacon Starnes; grandchild, Kirk Alfred Starnes. The funeral services were held July 23, 2002 at First United Methodist Church in Brevard, NC with the Rev. Fred Jordan Jr. officiating. Moore Funeral Home, 532 Country Club Road, Brevard, NC was in charge of the arrangements.

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Belton S. C.-Mauddane Mize BARNES, 86, widow of the late Marshall Barnes, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Hospice of the Upstate. Born in Banks County, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Spart Watson Mize and Monia Westbrooks Mize. She was a member of Dorchester Baptist Church and a retired textile worker. Surviving are daughter, Mary Timms of Belton; son, Bill Barnes of Anderson; brothers, Ted Mize of Belton and Lester Mize of Anderson; sister, Irene Maddox of Greenville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Walker; and brothers, Arthur Mize, Ralph Mize, Garland Mize and W. C. Mize. Services were conducted at Cox Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

 

Mrs. Ruth Sims Baker, 80, of Cornelia, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Baker was born May 27, 1922, in Jackson County. She was the daughter of the late J. C. and Florence Sheridan Sims. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her husband, Edd Baker. Funeral services were held on July 11, 2002, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Leon Brown and Clarence Reynolds officiating, Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Lula. (Banks County) Survivors include daughter and sons-in-law, Rose and Woody Coffee, Alto, Bonnie and Larry Crocker, Baldwin; sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Patsy Baker, Cornelia, Winford and Phyllis Baker, Lula; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Sybil Sims, Gainesville, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 


Clemmie Andrews BELL, 91, died September 28, 2000, in Clarke County, Athens, GA. A native of Banks County, Mrs. Bell was born April 7, 1909, the daughter of the late Thomas Jackson and Sara Jane Andrews. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include sons, C. D. and James Bell; daughters, Brenda Segars, Louise Pruitt, Grace Busha, Agnes Bennett, and Gladys Catalano; sister, Matilda Willis; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grand-children. Funeral services were held September 30, 2000 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, GA, with the Revs. Bill Stacey, Vaughn Howington and Jerry Stowe officiating. Burial was in the Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Emma Lee Peyton BELL, 76, died April 14, 1994. Born in Banks County, GA, she was the daughter of the late William Dover and Nancy Segars Peyton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Bell. Surviving are daughters, Sue Pruitt, Opal Parks, Hazel Jones and Tootsie Parson; brother, John D. Peyton; sisters, Mollie Sue Cope and Sallie Mae Speights; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 16, 1994 at Ginn Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Gary Riggins and Jewell Gaines officiating. Interment was in Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Ginn Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

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Martha Newsome BLACKBURN, 80, died May 14, 1973 in Stephens County, GA. A daughter of the late George Allen and Martha Broome Newsome, she was a native of Banks County, GA. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Joe Sparkman, Mrs. S. K. Aiken, Mrs. Ben Nuegent; sons, Norman and Bill Blackburn; brothers, George E. and Luther Newsome; sisters, Mrs. Ella Broome, Mrs. Hokie (Addie) Caudell; grandchildren; great grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 16, 1973 at Zebulon Baptist Church by the Revs. Wade Lord and Gordon Shirley. Interment was in the Zebulon Cemetery. Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Robert Lee BOLING, 90, died October 26, 2001. A native of Banks County, GA, Mr. Boling was a son of the late Robert Arnold and Molly Cochran Boling, and was preceded in death by a son, Dwayne Robert Boling. He was a member of Charity Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Fanneal Gailey Boling; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Ernest Rogers, Jane and Larry Maney; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Glenda Boling, Dan and Gail Boling; sister, Lorena Carpenter; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Services were October 29, 2001 at Charity Baptist Church with the Revs. Vaughn Howington and Billy Burrell officiating. Burial was in Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Whitfield Funeral Home, South of Baldwin, GA was in charge of the arrangements.

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William J. BOLING, 87, of Cornelia, GA died June 7, 1992 in Stephens County, GA. Born in Banks County, GA, he was a son of the late William Columbus and Georgie Ariail Boling. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Estelle Wilmot Boling and his second wife Lizzie Caudell Boling. Survivors include daughters, Georgie Evelyn Dalferes, Dolores Estelle Yates and Billie Erwin; brother, Don Boling; sisters, Irene Garrison and Sylvia Echols; grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 9, 1992 at Cornelia Christian Church by David Terrell. Interment was in the Yonah Memorial Gardens. Whitfield Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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George Warren Bowden

OBITUARY. In Memory of a Good and a Brave Confederate Soldier. Died in Cornelia, Georgia on the 10th of October, 1903, Mr. George Warren BOWDEN. He was a native of South Carolina and was born in Anderson District on the 25th of September, 1830, and was therefore seventy-three years of age. When quite young he came with his parents to Georgia, in which state he made his home to the day of his death. In 1858 he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Isabella ESTES, a sister of the late Judge J.B. Estes , of Gainesville. Their married life was one of unusual felicity, and was passed together, except about two years of the war between the states. She survives to morn the loss of the husband of her youth. Four children blessed this union all of whom are living and are honorably and usefully occupied, and are highly-esteemed citizens of the communities in which they live, Mesers. Hollis, Idus, and J.J. Bowden, and one daughter, Mrs. Anna L. SWEET. Mr. Bowden was a brave Confederate soldier. When his state called for troops to defend her he was among the first to respond. He was a member of the 34th Ga., regiment, company H, and was conspicuous for intrepid bravery on the battle field, as for faithful devotion and forgetfulness of self when detailed to other duties of the camp. A severe wound, received at the fight at Baker's Creek about the time of the memorable siege of Vicksburg, disabled him for active service. As soon as he was able to be moved he was sent home and employed by the Confederate government for special state service. In which capacity he was as faithful to duty as when engaged in active warfare. As a private citizen, in each relation of life, he leaves an example worthy of imitation, and when he enrolled his name as a "soldier of the cross" he was as loyal and devoted to the welfare of his church as he had been to that of his country. By his death the Methodist church with which he united in the year 1870(?), has had one of it's most devoted members and faithful workers. His piety was deep, humble, sincere, and when death approached he had no fears, the faith that he was ready to enter the "rest that remaineth for the people of God." To his children he has left the rich inheritance of a good name and a noble christian example. "Soldier of Christ, well done, Rest from thy loved employ, The battle'd fought, the victory won, Enter thy Master's joy." "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace." E. W. C.

transcribed as written in clipping of unknown newspaper from personal papers of William Fulton Morris

Copy and Copyright 2003 by Jacqueline King


Alvin Broadus BRADY, 83, of Toccoa, GA died September 17, 1986. Born in Banks County, GA he was the son of the late A. N. and Hepsie Ayers Brady. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Mae Burrell Brady. Survivors include sons, Marvin and Morris Brady; daughters, Mrs. Vernelle DeFoor, Mrs. Betty Jean Smith and Mrs. Opal Shearin; brothers, the Rev. E. R., Loyce and Finus Brady; sisters, Mrs. Lessie Ramsey and Mrs. Merle Kellar; sisters-in-law, Miss Belle Burrell, Mrs. Lila Brady and Mrs. Bessie Brady; grandchildren; great-grandsons; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held September 19, 1986 at the chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Jesse Hilton, the Rev. Ernest Ivester and the Rev. Doug Burns officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons, Ronnie, Kenneth and Lynn Brady, Donnie, Jerry and Dale DeFoor, Mark Shearin and Doug Smith. Interment was in the Carnes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Whitlock Mortuary was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Asa Dean BRADY, 79, died January 25, 1975 in Habersham County, GA. A native of Banks County, GA, he was a son of the late Nathan and Epsy (Hepsie) Ayers Brady. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Carpenter Brady; son, Haskell Brady; daughters, Mrs. Zelma Cash and Mrs. Curtis Stowe; brothers, Jones, Everett, Broadus, Loyce, James and Finus Brady; sisters, Mrs. Bert Cook, Mrs. Joe Ramsey, Mrs. Lewis Keller, Mrs. Mamie Caudell; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 26, 1975 at Tates Creek Baptist Church by the Revs. Virgil Cleveland and J. Frank Sailers. Interment was in the Tates Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Myrtle Kelly BRADY, 86, died July 8, 1983 in Columbus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jones Brady. Born in Banks County, GA, she was a daughter of the late William P. and Deanie Mealor Kelly. Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Gladys Brady Broadwell; son, Ralph E. Brady; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held July 10, 1983 at Carnes Creek Cemetery by the Rev. Virgil Cleveland. Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Anthie Ferguson BREWER, 69, of Banks County, Homer, GA died May 25, 1967. Mrs. Brewer, a lifelong resident of Banks County, GA was a daughter of the late Littleton M. and Lillian Gardiner Ferguson. Survivors include son, Coy Brewer; grandchildren, Lynn, Myra Jean, Lavonne and Clifton B. Hill; sisters, Mrs. Horace Harrison and Mrs. Verdell Jones. Funeral services were held Mary 27, 1967 at Hickory Flats Baptist Church. Interment was in the Hickory Flats Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee Funeral Home of Cornelia, GA was in charge of the arrangements.

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Mrs. Mattie Turner Brewer, 88, of Gainesville, widow of Roscoe C. Brewer, died Wednesday, Feb. 22 (1984). Born in Banks County, she was the daughter of the late John and Betty Hawkins Turner. She was a member of Hickory Flat United Methodist Church. Surviving are sons, the Rev. Marvin Brewer of Gainesville; Roy Brewer of Atlanta; daughters, Mrs. H. C. Jones of Gainesville; Mrs. O. W. Ball and Bess Carson of Atlanta; sister, Kate Davis of Cornelia; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday, Feb. 24 at Hickory Flat United Methodist Church by the Revs. Dewey Bailey, Johnny Ray and Charles H. Duffey. Burial was in the church cemetery.



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Ellis BROOM, 70, was born in Banks County, GA and died there on May 4, 1965. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Hardy Broom; sons, Ralph and Roy Broom; sisters, Mrs. Oscar and Mrs. Major Nalley; grandchildren. McGahee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Bertie Lawrence BROWN, 83, died April 6, 1993, in Stephens County, GA. She was born in Banks County, GA, the daughter of the late Robert William “Chub" and Hannah Watson Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arch Brown. Survivors include daughters, Stella Ramey, Nellie Nations, Selma Thurmond and Louise Collins; sons, Benny and Marvin Brown; sister, Dicie Gibson; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 9, 1993 at Welcome Faith Baptist Church by the Revs. Ray Bohannon, Wade Lord and Frank Bearden. Interment was in the Zebulon Cemetery. Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Cecil Dewey BROWN, 71, of Stephens County, Toccoa, GA died November 13, 1993. Born in Banks County, GA, he was the son of the late John and Sarah Mealor Brown and a U. S. Army World War II veteran. Survivors include daughter, Joyce Hamilton; sister, Mary Belle Stewart; grandchildren; great-grandchild. Funeral services were held November 15, 1993 at the Hillcrest chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Thompson. Interment was in the Stephens Memorial Gardens.

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Clelon Lester BROWN, 82, died August 23, 1987 in Stephens County, GA. Born in Banks County, GA, he was a son of the late John and Sarah Mealor Brown. Survivors include wife, Merle Broome Brown; sons, Vernon, Ernest and Doc Brown; daughters, Ms. Christine Sutton, Mrs. Ralph (Perline) Jones, Mrs. Larry (Linda) Woody, Mrs. Bobby (Lois) Adams, and Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) Bohannon; brother, Cecil Brown; sister, Mrs. Mary Belle Stewart; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on August 25, 1987 at Whitlock Mortuary by the Revs. Sonny Pless and Almon Yearwood. Interment was in the Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.

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James Leo BROWN, 80, of Banks County, Homer, GA died April 2, 1964. He was born in Banks County, GA, a son of the late Nathaniel and Lena Meredith Brown. Survivors include his wife, Maude Decie Murray Brown; daughter, Irene Brown; son, Wilton Brown; grandchildren. Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Magdalene Jones BRUCE, 82, of Banks County, Maysville, GA died March 5, 2003. A Banks County, GA native, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Harrington Jones. She was a member of Hickory Flat United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Lee Bruce; daughter, Barbara Haynes; sisters and brothers. Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Lee Jameson, Rebecce Warfield, Dorcas Williams and Faythe WIllis. Funeral services were held at Hickory Flat United Methodist Church with the Bishop Bevel Jones III officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Flat United Methodist Church Cemetery. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel of Baldwin, GA was in charge of the arrangements. Submitted by Jacqueline King.

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