BANKS COUNTY, GEORGIA OBITS

 

 

PARSONS, Martha Threldkeld | PARSONS, Meriwether | PARSON, Bobby | PATTON , Billy S. | PAYNE , Ben Ace | PAYNE , Ralph | PAYNE , Roy | PERKINS , Sallie Duckett | PEYTON , Addie Lee Payne | PEYTON , Benjamin Sterling | PEYTON , Enos | PEYTON , Grace Lucille | PEYTON , Jerry Lee | PEYTON , Nancy | PEYTON , William Ranilus | PHILLIPS,Frances | POOLE , Alice Vaughn | POOLE , Dewey Thomas | POOLE , Emory Clarence | POOLE , Eugene Grafton | POOLE , Florence| POOLE, Harold | POOLE , Hugh Dorsey | POOLE , James Wilson | POOLE , Lois English | POOLE , Oscar Allen | POOLE , Sallie Osburn | POOLE , Thomas Watson | POOLE , Tom W., Sr. | POOLE , William French | POWELL , Hepsie Kelly | PRUITT ,Jerry Williams | PRUITT Ray M. | PUCKETT , Jessie Lou | PUTNAM , Ovis Wilkinson |

 

Bobby Junior Parson, age 62, died Wednesday May 16, 2001, at Emory University Hospital. Native of Banks County, Mr. Parson was a son of Cleo Arnold Parson and the late Henry Parson. Mr. Parson is survived by his wife, Verna Parson, Maysville; two sons, Lonnie Parson and Randall Parson, both of Homer; two daughtersm Sandra Carroll and Kathy Parson, both of Homer; two brothers, Hoyt Parson and Lloyd Parson, both of Homer; four sisters, Edna M. Powell, Barbara A. Trotter, Barbara Snipes and Lou J. Waddell, all of Homer. Burial was in the Silver Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery. Abstracted from the Banks County News, May 23, 2001

Mr. Meriwether PARSONS, an old and respected citizen of this community, died at his home in the Poplar Springs district last Saturday and was laid to rest in the family burying ground on Sunday. Mr. Parsons was about seventy-five years old. He leaves one son, Mr. Rella Parsons, and many grandchildren to mourn his deathTranscribed from undated newspaper clipping which I believe is the Banks County Journal. The date I have found in other sources in 11/19/1906. Meriwether Parsons was a member of CSA CO A 24th Regt GA Volunteer Infantry-Army of Northern Virginia-"Independent Volunteers" from Banks County.

From the personal papers of William Fulton Morris copy and copyright 2003 by jacqueline king

Martha Threlkeld Parsons 20 Feb. 1954 Mrs. Martha Threlkeld Parsons, 94, widow of C. E. Parsons, died at the residence of her grandson, C. P. Vaughn, following an extended illness. She was born in Madison County and was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church. Her husband preceeded her to the grave in 1921. Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, the Rev. George Collins officiating. Internment was in the Parsons cemetery. Sanders Funeral Directors were in charge of the arrangements. She is survived by a son, Joe H. Parsons of Maysville; and a daughter, Mrs. Maggie Parsons Vaughn of Commerce; 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren. Commerce News, Feb. 25 1954 Contributed by Jim Baughman ([email protected])

 


Billy S. PATTON, 64, of Banks County, Homer, GA died October 30, 2002. Mr. Patton was a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Ida Whirsel Patton. Survivors include son, Greg Patton; sister, Pearlie Sorrels; grand-daughter. Funeral services were held November 2, 2002 at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Tim Beasley officiating. Interment was in the Bethany Christian Church Cemetery. Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce, GA was in charge of the arrangements.
Submitted by Jacqueline King.

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Ben Ace PAYNE, 96, of Banks County, Homer, GA died April 22, 1971. Mr. Payne was born in Banks County, GA on February 17, 1875. Survivors include nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 24, 1971 at Damascus Baptist Church with the Rev. Lester Palmer officiating. Interment was in the Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery. Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce, GA was in charge of the arrangements.

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Ralph PAYNE, 29, of the Damascus community in Banks County, GA died December 30, 1952. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Caudell Payne; children, Keith and Judy Payne; mother, Mrs. Lela Payne; sister, Mrs. Addie Sue Ivie; brothers, Clyde, Carl, John Henry, Roy and Dorsey Payne. Funeral services were held December 31, 1952 from the Damascus Church with the Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Interment was in Tate Creek Cemetery. McGahee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Roy PAYNE, 83, of Banks County, Homer, GA died November 6, 2002. The son of the late John and Byrd Hope Payne, he was born July 20, 1919. Mr. Payne was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Payne; nieces, Carolyn Harris and June Patton; nephew, Ralph Griffin. Survivors include his wife, Irma Griffin Payne; daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Gary Whitfield, Carol and Steve Ayers, Penny and Darrel McMahan; sister, Julia Williams; brothers, Guy and William Payne. Funeral services were held on November 9, 2002 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Homer, GA. Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery. Whitfield Funeral Home, South, of Baldwin, GA was in charge of the arrangements.
Submitted by Jacqueline King.

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Sallie Duckett PERKINS, 88, of Cornelia, GA died April 13, 1976. A native of Banks County, GA, Mrs. Perkins was the daughter of the late Seaborn and Louise Cash Duckett. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Surviving are sons, Tom, Robert, Bynum and Swenson Perkins; daughters, Mrs. Henry Turk, Miss Louise Perkins, Major Sally M. Perkins, Miss Dixie Perkins and Mrs. John J. O'Connell; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held April 14, 1976 at Harmony Baptist Church with Dr. J. Emmett Henderson and Rev. J. Frank Sailers officiating. Interment was in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Whitfield-Perkins Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Addie Lee Payne PEYTON, 73, of Alto, GA died September 26, 1972. A lifelong resident of Banks County, GA she was a daughter of the late Frank and Sara Whitfield Payne. She was a member of the Damascus Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ranilus Peyton; daughters, Mr. O. W. Thompson and Mrs. Charles Weaver; brother, Howard Payne; sisters, Mrs. Otis Dalton, Mrs. Lula Peyton, and Mrs. Inez Moss. Funeral services were held on September 27, 1972 at the Line Baptist Church with the Revs. Pledger Dodd and Lester Palmer officiating. Interment was in the Line Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Benjamin Sterling PEYTON, 77, died August 10, 1964 in Banks County, Homer, GA. Mr. Peyton was born in Banks County, GA the son of the late Henry H. and Nancy Jordan Peyton. He was a member of the Line Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Ella Mae Hill Peyton; daughter, Grace Peyton; brothers, the Rev. Hollis Peyton and W. R. Peyton; sisters, Mrs. Averne Wilson, Mrs. J. T. Brock and Mrs. Lona Massey. Funeral services were held August 12, 1964 at the Line Baptist Church with the Pledger Dodd and the Rev. Wade H. Lord officiating. Interment was in Line Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Enos PEYTON, 51, died in Atlanta, GA on August 25, 1943. He was survived by a wife, five children, Bruce, Loyd and Doris Peyton, Mrs. Bob Maney and Mrs. Guy Forrester; sisters, Mrs. J. T. Brock, Mrs. G. D. Massey and Mrs. Avaline Wilson; brothers, Leonidas, Sterling, W. R. and Rev. Hollis Peyton. He was interred at the Line Cemetery on August 28, 1943.

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Grace Lucille PEYTON, 74, of Homer, GA died October 17, 1990. Born in Banks County, GA she was a daughter of the late Sterling and Ella Hill Peyton. She was a member of the Line Baptist Church. Funeral services were October 18, 1990 at the McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Garrison officiating. Interment was in the Line Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Jerry Lee PEYTON, 41, of Banks County, Homer, GA, died May 26, 2000, in Hall County, Gainesville, GA. Mr. Peyton was born July 17, 1958, a son of Geneva Peyton and the late Rudolph Peyton. In addition to his mother, Mr. Peyton is survived by one brother, Michael Peyton. Funeral services were held May 28, 2000, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church. Burial was in the Silver Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery.
Submitted by Jacqueline King.

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Nancy PEYTON, died July 27, 1940. Mrs. Peyton was born in Banks County, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. H. Peyton. She is survived by children; L. N. Peyton, Mrs. A. A. Wilson, B. S. Peyton , E. S. Peyton, Hollis Peyton, Mrs. J. T. Brock, Mrs. G. D. Massey, W. R. Peyton; sister, Mrs. W. E. G. Watts; grandchildren; great grandchildren. Interment was in the Line Cemetery. Rev. G. W. Buice, her pastor, conducted the funeral services.

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William Ranilus PEYTON, 86, of Alto, GA died October 8, 1985. Born in Banks County, GA he was a son of the late Henry and Nancy Jordan Peyton. He was a member of Line Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Charles Weaver and Mrs. Thelma Thompson; sister, Mrs. Lora Brock; grandchild; great-grandchild. Funeral services were held October 9, 1985 at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Garrison officiating. Interment was in the Line Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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FRANCES PHILLIPS Mrs. Frances Newsome Phillips 57, of Marietta, passed away Friday, January 10, 1996. She was born in Banks County, GA on January 1, 1939, a daughter of the late George Emory Newsome and Ruth Naomi Newsome Kaiser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Cecil Phillips. She is survived by daughters, Belinda Jean Garner, Theresa Newton, Marietta; sisters, Virginia Karolyi, Acworth, Betty Jean Reynolds, Marietta, Eva Brown, Snellville; brother, Noah Eugene Newsome, Doraville; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held January 13, 1996, in the Castellaw Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Ward officiating. Interment was in the Georgia Memorial Gardens in Marietta, Georgia

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Alice Vaughn POOLE, 89, of Stephens County, Toccoa, GA October 1, 1979. Born in Banks County, GA she was a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Lodena Martin Vaughn. She was a member of Lamar Christian Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Poole. Survivors include sons, Ray, Roy, Mabry and Morris Poole; brothers, Elmer, Eugene, Owen and Ernest Vaughn; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on October 3, 1979 at the Hillcrest Chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Ben Blake and Donald Holbrooks officiating. Interment was in Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery. Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Dewey Thomas POOLE, 84, of Commerce, GA died December 23, 2001. A native of Banks County, GA, Mr. Poole was the son of the late Lucy Sorrow and Henry Clay Poole. He was a member of Charity Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Gordon Poole. Survivors include daughter, Jeanette Caudell; sister, Fannie Walker; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Services were December 24, 2001 at the graveside in Jackson Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating.

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Emory Clarence POOLE, 50, of Anderson, SC died August 16, 1985. Born in Banks County, GA he was a son of William French and Lois English Poole. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, W. F. Poole. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Joanne Dalrymple Poole; sons, Keith Emory and Phillip Wayne Poole; daughter, Michelle Poole; brothers, Marvin Dwayne and Jesse Poole. Funeral services were held August 18, 1985 at Hopewell Baptist Church with the Revs. Steve Stone and Earl Mosteller officiating. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. McDougald Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Eugene Grafton POOLE, 63, of Griffin, GA died October 31, 2001. Mr. Poole was born in Banks County, Homer, GA on October 2, 1938, a son of the late William Fletcher Poole and the late Ida Mae Massey Poole. Mr. Poole is survived by his wife, Helen E. Poole; sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Terri Poole, Tracy and Johnna Poole, Trent and Amy Poole; sisters, Barbara Jones and Carolyn Wilson; grandchildren; great-grandchild. A memorial service was held November 10, 2001 at Webbs Creek Baptist Church in Banks County, GA. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home of Griffin, GA was in charge of the arrangements.

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Florence POOLE, 77, of Baldwin, GA died May 15, 1976. A lifelong resident of Banks County, GA she was a daughter of the late Washington C. and Virginia Ragsdale Poole. She was a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James Wilson Poole; sons, Howard, Mitchell, Billy, Rudolph, Donald and Kenneth Poole; daughters, Mrs. J. W. Pruitt, Mrs. Annie Sue Greenway, Mrs. Tom McConnell, Mrs. John A. Lewallen, Mrs. Charles Chapman, Mrs. Johnny Elsner, Mrs. Ennis Edwards and Mrs. Jay McNabb; sister, Mrs. Sudie Bell; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 17, 1976 at the Union Hill Baptist Church by the Revs. Paul Bryson, Walter Harper, Jr. and Luther Williams. Interment was in the Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Hugh Dorsey POOLE, 85, of Stephens County, Toccoa, GA died June 5, 2002. A native of Banks County, GA, Mr. Poole was a son of the late Phillip and Rebecca Sellers Poole. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of Hill Street Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Barnes Poole and son, Tony Poole. Survivors include daughters, JoAnn McCollum and Sara (Henry) Coker; sons, Larry Poole and Donald Poole; sisters, Gertrude McAllister, Ophelia Heath and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Garrison; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held June 7, 2002 at the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Paul Garrison and Clyde Garrison officiating. Interment was in Stephens Memorial Gardens. Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Harold Poole, 54, of Kings Mountain, N. C., died Feb. 12 (1984) after a brief illness. Services were held in Kings Mountain, N. C. A native of Banks County, he was a son of Lois English Poole and the late French Poole of Homer. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother; wife Frances; three children; three brothers, Emory and Dwayne of S. C.; Jesse of Toccoa; and 2 grandchildren.


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James Wilson POOLE, 85, of Baldwin, GA died February 27, 1982. Born in Banks County, GA he was a son of the late William and Julia Lord Poole. He was a member and deacon of Union Hill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Poole. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. J. W. Pruitt, Mrs. John A. Lewallen, Mrs. Annie Sue Greenway, Mrs. Johnny Elsner, Mrs. Dennis Edwards, Mrs. Tom McConnell, Mrs. Charles Chapman and Mrs. Jay McNabb; sons, Randolph, Donald, Howard, Mitchell, Billy and Kenneth Poole; brothers, Curtis and Earnest Poole; sisters, Mrs. Alma Ward, Mrs. Velma James and Mrs. Alice Redd; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held on March 2, 1982 at the Union Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Marvin Loudermilk, Luther Williams and Walter Harper, Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home of Cornelia, GA was in charge of the arrangements.

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Lois English POOLE, 81, of Homer, GA died July 22, 1988. Born in Banks County, GA she was the daughter of the late Noah Washington and Eula Jane Garrison English. She was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, French Poole. Survivors include sons, Jesse Terrell and Marvin Dwayne Poole; sister, Mrs. Swain (Allene) Poole; brother, Marvin English; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 24, 1988 at the Whitfield Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luther Williams officiating. Interment was in Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Whitfield Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Oscar Allen POOLE, 68, died November 3, 1974 in Stephens County, Toccoa, GA. The son of the late Freeman W. and Emma Acree Poole, he was a native of Banks County and moved to Toccoa from Alma 15 years ago. He was a member of Toccoa Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sallie Poole; daughters, Mrs. Faye Moore and Mrs. Lynn H. Cash; son, Royce Poole; sisters, Mrs. Robert Randall, Mrs. Sara Murray, and Mrs. Ernest Sellers; brothers, Buford and George T. Poole; grandchildren. Revs. Charles Taylor, Don Smith and Gene Powers conducted services at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Masonic rites were performed by the Homer and Toccoa Masonic Lodges. Acree Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Sallie Osborn POOLE, 67, of the Carnes Creek community died February 10, 1960. She was a member of the Carnes Creek Baptist Church. Born in Banks County, GA on July 30, 1892 she was a daughter of the late J. B. and Nancy Vaughn Osborn. Survivors include her husband, Luther Poole; sons, Swain and Reeves Poole; daughters, Mrs. Bill Meeks, Mrs. Bill Hallford, Mrs. Owen Goode and Mrs. Haskell Whitt; brothers, Robert, Burt and Richard Osborn; grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 12, 1960 at the Carnes Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. John Strickland, the Rev. John Moore and the Rev. Jack Ragan officiating. Interment was in the Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Dan Mathews Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements. {Note by Carole S. Walker: This is Gertrude Sallie Ausburn. All the Osburn should be spelled Ausburn.}

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Thomas Watson POOLE, 70, of Stephens County, Toccoa, GA died December 5, 1979 in DeKalb County, GA. A native of Banks County, GA he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Poole. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Glenda Roberts Poole; sisters, Mrs. Eudie Lawrence, Mrs. Ruth Watson, Mrs. Rushie Vickery, Mrs. Kate Townsend, Ree and Mandy Poole; brothers, Ralph and H. S. Poole; stepdaughters, Mrs. Susie Spragg, Mrs. June Randall, Mrs. Betty Sponaugle and Mrs. Margaret Stowe; stepson, David Anderson. Funeral services were held December 7, 1979 at the Hillcrest Chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Wade Lord and O. L. McCullough officiating. Interment was in Stephens Memorial Gardens. Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Tom W. POOLE, 80, of Banks County, GA died December 21, 2002 in Gainesville GA. Born in Banks County, GA on August 8, 1922, Mr. Poole was a son of the late John Stovall Poole and Rosa Lee Sellers Poole and was a Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Moss Poole; grandchildren, Shea Marie and Tom Joseph Poole; brother, J. D. Poole; sisters, Lola Mason and Louise Roberts. Survivors incluse daughters, Jean Cox, Judy Garrish and Janice Tatum; son, Tom Poole Jr.; brother, Ed Poolen; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 24, 2002 at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel in Baldwin, GA. Interment was in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. Whitfield Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Submitted by Jacqueline King.

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William French POOLE, 75, of Homer, GA died November 11, 1981 in Clarke County, Athens, GA. Born in Banks County, GA he was a son of the late William and Tulie Lord Poole. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lois English Poole; sons, Harold William, Emory Clarence, Marvin Dwayne and Jesse Terrell Poole; brothers, Wilson, Curtis and Ernest Poole; sisters, Mrs. Alma Ward, Mrs. Alice Redd and Mrs. Velma Jones; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 13, 1981 at Union Hill Baptist Church, Banks County, GA with the Revs. Junior Harper, Marvin Loudermilk and Clayton Jones officiating. Interment was in the Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Whitfield-Perkins Funeral Home of Cornelia, GA was in charge of the arrangements.

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Hepsie Kelly POWELL, 93, of Stephens County, Toccoa, GA died July 2, 1985. Born in Banks County, GA she was a daughter of the late Robert Herbert and Rhoda Coker Kelly. She was a member of Lamar Christian Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Powell, Sr. Survivors include daughter, Mrs. John (Floice) Bryson; sons, Claude Jr., Wendell and Edward Powell; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Zebulon Baptist Church with the Revs. R. E. Stephenson, James Downs and Charles Savage officiating. Interment was in the Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery. Acree-Davis Funeral Home of Toccoa, GA was in charge of the arrangements.

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Jerry Williams PRUITT, 57, died August 26, 2001. A native of Banks County, Mr. Pruitt was a son of the late James W. and Virginia Poole Pruitt. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Louise Bell Pruitt; sisters, Carolyn Eckstein, Mildred Pruitt, Chris Dietrich and Marion Gasaway; brother, James Pruitt; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held August 29, 2001 at Charity Baptist Church with the Revs. Vaughn Howington and Luther Williams officiating. Interment was in the Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Ray M. Pruitt, 85, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at his residence. A native of Banks County, Mr. Pruitt was born October 9, 1915, a son of the late Clarence and Faye Ray Pruitt. He was a U. S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Mr. Pruitt was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church, Commerce, and a member of the Homer American Legion. He was preceded in death by a brother, C. W. Pruitt, and a sister, Helen Stewart. Mr. Pruitt is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Hill Pruitt, Commerce; son and daughter in law, Milton and Sharon Pruitt, Commerce; and sister, Mary Johnson, Carrollton. Burial was in the New Salem United Methodist Church cemetery. Banks County News, October 3, 2001


Jessie Lou PUCKETT, 91, died April 21, 2001. She was preceded in death by parents, George F. & Nellie Baxter Harris; brothers, Bobby & Terrell Harris. Funeral services were April 21, 2001 at Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel in Athens, GA. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Bernstein Funeral Home of Athens, GA.

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Ovis Wilkinson PUTNAM, 71, died October 25, 1984. Born in Banks County, GA she was a daughter of the late Knox and Emmaline Martin Wilkinson. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Putnam. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Janis Wilson and Mrs. Sherron Wilson; sisters, Mrs. Dorcas Payne and Mrs. Ann Caudell; brothers, Gordon, Mack, Shelton, Roger, Allen and Zack Wilkinson; grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held October 27, 1984 at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Lodge and the Rev. Roy Melton officiating. Pallbearers included Leon, Bobby, Kenneth and Warren Wilkinson, J. C. and Wayne Caudell. Interment was in Stephens Memorial Gardens. Whitlock Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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