BANKS COUNTY, GEORGIA OBITS


SAVAGE , Annie Sue Andrews | SEGARS , Larry Douglas | SEGARS , Wilda Prickett | SEYMOUR , Loyce Purcell | SHERIDAN, Clareen Mize| SHERIDAN, Eunice Morris | SHERIDAN, Jack E.| SHERIDAN John Chalmus | SIMMONS , Bessie Faye Broome | SIMMONS , Clark | SIMMONS , Eula Clifford Smith | SIMMONS , Garnett | SIMMONS , Judson | SIMMONS , Martha Broome | SIMMONS , Nancy Brown | SIMMONS , Nancy Ellen Kelly | SIMMONS , Oscar | SIMMONS , Thomas Alex | SIMS , Mildred Meeks | SMITH , India Duckett | SMITH , Vernice B. | STEPHENS, Helen Caudell | STEWART, Addie Martin |


Annie Sue Andrews SAVAGE, 74, of Toccoa, GA, died July 20, 2002. A native of Banks County, GA, Mrs. Savage was a daughter of the late Carson and Theo Kelley Andrews. She was a member of Toccoa Christian Church. Survivors include husband, Jack Savage; sons, Gene and James Savage; brother, Vernon Andrews; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were July 21, 2002 at the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Hassler officiating. Interment was in Stephens Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Billy Andrews, Scottie Andrews, Lane Andrews, Watson Ramsey, Winston Farmer and Edward Kelley. Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Larry Douglas SEGARS, 58, of 118 Cely Road, Easley, SC died August 15, 2001. A native of Banks County, GA, Mr. Segars was the son of Ruby Purcell Segars and the late William Elvin Segars. He was the owner of Carolina Rod Shop and a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. Survivors include: sons, Donnie Ball and Andy Segars, Easley, S.C.; brothers, James and Nelson Segars. Funeral services were held August 17, 2001 at New Salem United Methodist Church. Interment was in New Salem United Methodist Church cemetery. Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Wilda Prickett SEGARS, 90, died September 1, 2001 in Commerce, GA. Mrs. Segars, a native of Banks County, GA and the daughter of the late William Stairett and Junia Lord Prickett, was preceded in death by her husband Rothel Wade Segars and a daughter, Shirley Segars Richardson. Survivors include son, Ray Richardson; granddaughters, Shari Sewell, Lori Smith, and Rene Breedlove; five great-grandchildren. Services were on September 2, 2001 at Beaverdam Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Pruitt officiating. Burial was in the Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery. Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Loyce Purcell SEYMOUR, 88, of Elbert County, Dewy Rose, GA died January 20, 2002. A native of Banks County, GA, Mrs. Seymour was the daughter of the late Walton and Sarah Caudell Purcell. She was a member of Dewy Rose Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Guy H. Seymour Sr.; daughter, Linda Byers; sons, Guy H. Seymour Jr. and Walton Seymour; sisters, Annette Jarrett, Dot Camp and Louella Crowder; brothers, Harold and Kyle Purcell; grandchildren. Services were January 22, 2002 at Hicks Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Purvis and J. V. Chambers officiating. Interment was in Dewy Rose Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Clareen Mize Sheridan, 90, of Iva, South Carolina, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000. Born in Banks County, Ga., she was a member of Homeland Park Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Equinox Mill. She was the widow of Luther L. Sheridan and the daughter of the late Ernest Mize and Sallie Lou Murray. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Horace and Talmadge Mize, and sister, Gladys Bray. Surviving are sons, Luther L. Sheridan, Jr. of Mississippi, Harold Ford Sheridan of California, and Joe D. Sheridan of South Carolina; daughters, Joyce Smith and Fayetta Davenport of South Carolina; brothers, E. B. Mize and Henry Mize, both of Homer, Ga.,and sister, Elwen English of Clarkesville, Ga. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements handled by The McDougald Funeral Home. Anderson Independent Mail, Issue Date 3/24/2000

Woodruff S. C.-Jack E. Sheridan, 50, died at Columbia Veterans Hospital 9:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 26, 1964) after a long illness. He was the son of the late Jack and Sally Sheridan Sheridan; veteran of World War II. Surviving: brothers Lindsay of Greenville, Luther of Anderson, Pat of San Francisco, Sam of Maysville, Ga., Dan (Bud) Sheridan of Lula, Ga.; half-brother, Lee Sheridan of Athens, Ga.; sister, Mrs. Florence Sims of Lula, Mrs. Minnie McMahan of Kitties, Wash., Mrs. Dorothy Charles of Anderson; half-sister, Mrs. Mamie Garrison of Concord, N. C. Services at Cedar-Shoals Baptist Church 3 p.m. Tuesday by the Revs. William Myers, Richard Dillingham. Military graveside rites in the church cemetery. Body at home of Glenn Gowder, Enoree Route 2, at 2 p.m. today. Lamar Lanford Funeral Home. Spartanburg Herald Dec. 28, 1964 Note: Birthdate of Jack E. Sheridan is August 14, 1914 Contributed by his daughter, Judy Matuszewski ([email protected])

 

 

John Chalmus Sheridan, 68, died Thursday, September 27, 2001, in a Florida hospital. A native of Banks County, Mr. Sheridan had lived in Florida for the past 30 years. He was a son of the late Howard Sheridan and the late Bessie Kimbrell Sheridan. Mr. Sheridan was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 30, in the chapel of Williams White Columns Funeral Home, Milledgeville. Burial was in the Georgia Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Milledgeville. Survivors include four daughters, Lynn Harris and Shelly Stalker, both of Crawfordville, Fa., and Kim Noe and Stacy Ruutel, both of Springlake, N. C.; two sons, Johnny Sheridan and Frank Sheridan, both of Carrabelle, Fla.; six sisters, Thelma Stockton, Panama City, Fla., Sylvia Gale, Hull, Claudette Wilson, Carnesville, and Rossly Shook, Earline Simmons and Carolyn McDonald, all of Commerce; two brothers, Jerald Sheridan, Mexico, and Leon Sheridan, Athens; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Banks County News, October 3, 2001


Eunice Morris SHERIDAN, 73, died December 8, 2000 in Gainesville GA. She was born August 20, 1927 in Banks County, GA, the daughter of the late Frank and Adell Forrester Morris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos W. F. Sheridan; son, Willard Holloway. Survived by daughter, Vickie Venable; brothers, Coleman and Robert Morris; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Sheridan was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and is buried in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements were by Little Ward Funeral Home of Commerce, GA.
Submitted by Jacqueline King.

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Bessie Faye Broome SIMMONS, 81, of Cornelia, GA died May 1, 1982. She was a native of Banks County, GA and a member of the Leatherwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Simmons. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Catherine Rice and Mrs. Gwynn Clark; sons, Edwin and Amos Simmons; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 3, 1982 at the Leatherwood Baptist Church with the Revs. Dan Eller, Glenn Ward and Harrill Milsaps officiating. Interment was in the Leatherwood Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Clark SIMMONS, 68, died January 19, 1957 in Baldwin, GA. Mr. Simmons was born in Banks County, GA, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Simmons. He was a member of the Leatherwood Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Brown Simmons; son, Clarence Simmons; daughter, Mrs. Randolph Savage; brothers, Cleve, N. J., Will and George Simmons; grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 20, 1957 at the Leatherwood Baptist Church with the Rev. James Turner and the Rev. Luther Williams officiating. Interment was in the Leatherwood Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Eula Clifford Smith SIMMONS, 79, died January 21, 1959 in Toccoa, GA. She was born May 28, 1877 in Murray County, GA, the daughter of the late William Floyd and Sarah Elizabeth Broome Smith. She was a member of the Leatherwood Baptist Church. Survivors include daughter, Mrs. Frank Kelley; sons, Garnett, Lewis and Ben Jones Simmons; brother, V.H. Smith; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 23, 1959 at the Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. W. D. Moon officiating. Interment was in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Garnett SIMMONS, 78, of Baldwin, GA died October 2, 1977. He was born in Banks County, GA, a son of the late Don and Eula Smith Simmons. He was a member of the Baldwin Church of God. Survivors include sons, Coy, Reece, Roy and Clyde Simmons; daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Simmemon and Mrs. Ralph Eller; brother, Ben J. Simmons; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 4, 1977 at the Baldwin Church of God with the Revs. John Cobb, W.M. Turner, Ernest Hunter, and Haskell Evanston officiating. Interment was in the Harmony Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home of Cornelia, GA was in charge of the arrangements.

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Judson SIMMONS, 77, of the New Hope Community, Toccoa, GA died December 22, 1972. He was born in Banks County, GA on June 26, 1895 the son of the late Alex and Emily Mealor Simmons. He was a member of the Lamar Christian Church. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Ellen Kelly Simmons. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. George Palmer and Mrs. Harold Crawford; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Howard Echols. Funeral services were held December 24, 1972 at the Tate’s Creek Baptist Church with Rev. J. Russell Newell and Rev. Virgil Cleveland officiating. Interment was in the Tate’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Winfred, Joe and Billy Farmer, Joe Birch, Edward Powell and Sonny Kelly. Acre-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Martha Broome SIMMONS, 91, of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, GA died October 7, 1987. She was born in Banks County, GA, the daughter of the late S. T. and Fannie Simon Broome. She was a member of the Leatherwood Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cleve Simmons. Survivors include daughters, Mozelle Simmons and Fanneal Mathis; son, Grover Simmons; brother, Wilson Broome; sisters, Mrs. Minnie Brock and Mrs. Merle Brown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 9, 1987 at Harmony Baptist Church with the Revs. J. Frank Sailors, Gene Todd and Kenneth Franklin officiating. Interment was in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Nancy Brown SIMMONS, 69, of Baldwin, GA died January 6, 1962. She was a native of Banks County, GA where she had lived all her life. She was also a member of the Leatherwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Doode {“Dude”} Brown and her husband, Clark Simmons. Survivors include son, Clarence; daughter, Mrs. Randolph Savage; sister, Mrs. Hattie Ward. Funeral services were held January 8, 1962 at the Leatherwood Baptist Church with the Rev. James Byrd and the Rev. Billy Burrell officiating. Interment was in the Leatherwood Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Nancy Ellen Kelly SIMMONS, 82, of the New Hope Community, Toccoa, GA died September 15, 1971. The daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Robert Herbert Kelly, she was born in Banks County, GA on February 13, 1889. She was a member of the Lamar Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Judson Simmons, daughters, Mrs. George Palmer, Mrs. Harold Crawford; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Hepsie Powell, Mrs. Eula Farmer. Funeral services were held September 18, 1971 at Tate's Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Virgil Cleveland, J. Russell Newell and Robert Hardin officiating. Interment was in the Tate's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Winfred and Joe Farmer, Freddie Bentley, Buford Kelly, Edward and Hubert Powell. Acree Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Oscar SIMMONS, 72, died February 21, 1971 in Baldwin, GA. Mr. Simmons was born in Banks County, GA the son of the late Alex and Emily Mealor Simmons. He was a member of the Leatherwood Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Broome Simmons; sons, Illious, Amos and Edwin Simmons; daughters, Mrs. Gwen Clark and Mrs. Willis Rice; brother, Judson Simmons; sister, Mrs. Howard Echols; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 23, 1971 at the Leatherwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Ward officiating. Interment was in the Leatherwood Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee Funeral Home of Cornelia, GA was in charge of the arrangements.

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Thomas Alex SIMMONS, 77, died February 16, 1950 in Alto, GA. Mr. Simmons was born and raised in Banks County, GA. Survivors include sons, Jud, Paul and Oscar Simmons; daughters, Mrs. Minnie Simmons and Mrs. Lessie Echols; brothers, Will, Jep, Clark, Cleve and George Simmons. Funeral services were held February 18, 1950 at the Leatherwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Everett Brady officiating. Interment was in the Leatherwood Baptist Church Cemetery. Thos. J. McGahee Co. was in charge of the arrangements.

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Mildred Meeks SIMS, 82, of Lula, GA died September 15, 2002. She was born in Banks County, GA on November 11, 1919, the daughter of the late Mel C. and Mae Pritchett Meeks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Sims; sons, Dan and Michael Davis; sister, Irene Morris. Survivors include daughters, Mazel Garrison, Robbin Chitwood, Joyce Peyton and Melody Wilson; sons, Phillip, Dwayne and Jeff Davis; brother, Fred Meeks; sister, Jurelle Smelley; grandchilden; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on September 17, 2002, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. James Duncan and Shane Wilson officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, GA was in charge of the arrangements.
Submitted by Jacqueline King.

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India Duckett SMITH, 80, of Atlanta, GA died September 2, 1963. She was born in Banks County, GA, the daughter of the late Seaborn and Martha Louise Cash Duckett. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, in Banks County. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. James C. Osweld and Mrs. Ross Hill; brothers, M. R., J. A. and B. J. Duckett; sister, Mrs. Vance Perkins; grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 4, 1963 at Harmony Baptist Church. Interment was in the Harmony Baptist Church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by McGahee Funeral Home.

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Vernice B. SMITH, 69, of Athens, GA died October 15, 2002. Born in Banks County, GA on November 7, 1932, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Albert and Mittie Wiley Bray. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Hobe Smith; daughter, Patricia Dorsey. Survivors include sons; Danny, Frankie, Doug, Jamey and Dennis Smith; daughters, Judy Smith, Brenda Thigpen, Tammy Gee and Shirley Smith; sister, Eunice Deal; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Submitted by Jacqueline King.

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Helen Caudell STEPHENS, 73, of Homer, GA died August 18, 2001. Mrs. Stephens was born in Banks County, GA, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Zadie Payne Caudell. She was a member of Damascus Baptist Church. Survivors are husband, Clayton; daughters, Zadie Kay Fulbright and Karen Theresa Gragg; son, Kerry C. Stephens; grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were August 20, 2001 at the Damascus Baptist Church. Interment was in the Damascus Baptist Church cemetery. McGahee-Griffin-Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, GA was in charge of the arrangements.

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Addie Martin STEWART, 70, of Cornelia, GA died October 30, 2002. Mrs. Stewart was born in Banks County, GA on June 16, 1932, the daughter of the late Burie D. and Mae Reams Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Stewart and sister, Sally Hardy. Survivors include sons, Dwight A. and Bryan Stewart; sisters, Bessie Dooley, Lucille Cagle, Ruth Simmons; brother, Roy Martin; grandchildren; great-grandchild. Interment was in Yonah Memorial Gardens. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
Submitted by Jacqueline King.

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