McALLISTER , Gertrude Poole | McENTIRE , Robert L.|McCOY , William A.(Bill) | McDANIEL, Minnie |McDONALD, Donald |

Gertrude Poole McALLISTER, 89, of Cornelia, GA died November 4, 2002. The daughter of the late Phillip and Rebecca Sellers Poole, Mrs. McAllister was born in Banks County, GA on February 16, 1913. She was a member of the Camp Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. McAllister was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil McAllister. Survivors include a daughter, Loyce Smith; sons, Bruce and Billy McAllister; foster daughters, Dorothy Kesler and Doris Brock; foster sons, Alfred, Clifford and Walter Galloway; sisters, Lizzie Garrison and Ophelia Heath; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 6, 2002 at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, in Demorest, GA with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating. Interment was in Yonah Memorial Gardens. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
Submitted by Jacqueline King.

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Published in local newspaper, copied by his granddaughter Susan Catherine McDonald Forbes, in Royston, Georgia, June 2, 1902. Donald McDonald Obituary "Departed this life at his residence in Banks County, Georgia, on the 26th inst. (March 28, 1863) Donald McDonald, aged 93 and 9 months. He had been for over 60 years an exemplary member of the Presbyterian Church, a kind and indulgent father and affectionate husband, His loss will be deeply lamented by a numerous circle of relatives and friends. As a church member, his place cannot be filled, and he exemplified in his life as well as his death, the character of a true and devoted Christian, Deeply devoted to the cause of the South, we could only wish that his life had been spared to see the termination of the strife. But he has gone to receive that welcome plaudit, "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."


James H. Brewer II

William A. "Bill" McCoy, 80, died Sunday, October 24, 1999, at Habersham Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Banks County, Mr. McCoy was born May 25, 1919, a son of the late A.B. and Lilly Eubanks McCoy. Mr. McCoy was a veteran of World War II and served in the campaigns in Rhineland, Central Europe, Algeria, Morocco, Sicily, Normandy and Northern France. He received the American Defense Ribbon, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal, the European-African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and six Bronze Stars. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Varner McCoy; daughters, Regina Armour, Cornelia, and Peggy Overby, Gainesville; son, Gary McCoy, Alto; two sister, Sue Dobbins, Ringgold, and Lucille Wheeler, Milledgeville; two brothers, E.B. McCoy. Lilburn, and Robert T. McCoy, Mt. Airy. Burial was in the VFW Cemetery, Habersham County. Abstracted from the Banks County News, October 27, 1999

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MINNIE McDANIEL Mrs. Minnie McDaniel, 91, of Winder, died Tuesday, December 31, 2002. Born in Banks County, Mrs. McDaniel was a daughter of the late Elijah KING and Iva CLARK KING. Funeral services were held Friday, January 3, 2003 in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in Kennesaw Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Phillip McDaniel, Lilburn; one grandson, Phillip Sutton: one great grandson, Jonathan Lee; one brother, C.L. King, Monroe; and several nirces and nephews. Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements. Jacqueline King

Robert L. McENTIRE, 49, of Alto, GA died December 25, 2002, in Habersham County, GA. Born in Banks County, GA on April 11, 1953, Mr. McEntire was a son of the late John Henry and Edith Eller McEntire. Mr. McEntire was preceded in death by a brother, David McEntire. Survivors include wife, Wanda Hogan McEntire; daughter, Donna Bradshaw; sons, Bobby and Charles Gibson; brothers, Troy and Charles McEntire; sisters, Leola Worley, Kitty Herrin, Joyce Wiley and Sylvia Dill; grandchildren. Funeral services were held on December 17, 2002, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, GA. Interment was in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Submitted by Jacqueline King.

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