BANKS COUNTY, GEORGIA OBITS


LANGFORD,. F. L. |
LAWRENCE , Dora Belle Ausburn | LAWRENCE , Tom David | LEACHMAN, Hoyt | LEWALLEN , Corbin Lee | LEWALLEN , Nancy | LOGAN,Gordon Brown "Buck" | LORD, Dee | LOUDERMILK , Louisa Worley

 

 

Prominent Citizen Dies Death came to Mr. F. L. LANGFORD at his home in the Hudson River community of Banks county, last Friday afternoon at 6 o'clock, following an illness of six days from pneumonia. He was 42 years of age, a native of the county in which he died and one of the best farmers within her borders. His citizenship was of great value to his county. Standing for progress, good government, education and ever championing the side of right and morality in every cause, he won for himself an enviable record and the highest respect of his fellow citizens. His counsel will be missed and in his going away, the community has lost a strong man. Having made Commerce his trading headquarters, Mr. Langford was intimately known here. He was admired for his native ability, successful achievements and for his integrity. His death is sincerely mourned by the scores of friends here who have enjoyed his acquaintance and friendship. The funeral was conducted from the home Saturday, Rev. C.A. STRICKLAND, of Talmo, officiating, and the internment took place in the Burgess cemetery. Besides his wife and four children, he leaves to mourn his departure, four brothers-W.H. and George Langford of Pocataligo, A.C. Langford, of Hebron, and S.J. Langford of Royston: and two sisters, Mrs. W.A. SEWELL, of Cromer's Mill and Mrs. A.J. BIRD, of Commerce. Commerce Observer, May 1915 From original newspaper clipping in personal papers of William Fulton Morris Notes: Fred Lucas Langford born August 24, 1872 to William Avery Langford and Sarah Hale Langford in Banks County and passed away May 7, 1915. Married Sept 29, 1903 to Emma Morris, daughter of William Fulton Morris and Nancy Tallulah Jane Griffin Morris. Transcribed by Jacqueline King Copy and Copyright 2003 by Jacqueline King



Dora Belle Ausburn LAWRENCE, 91, died May 3, 2001. A native and life-long resident of Banks County, GA, Mrs. Lawrence was a daughter of the late Grant and Daisy Pressley Ausburn. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Lawrence; sons, James, Johnny and Pete Lawrence; Rudolph Ausburn. Survivors include daughters, Latrelle Lawrence, Ruby Nell Cochran, Isabelle Gosnell; sons, Doc Lawrence, Howard ''Gray'' Lawrence, Wayne Lawrence; sisters, Monteen Poole, Marie Mealor, Belle Wade; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 6, 2001 at Whitfield Funeral Home with Revs. Gene Todd and Billy Burrell officiating.

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Tom David LAWRENCE, 72, died in Hart County, GA on February 4, 1980. Funeral services were held February 6, 1980 at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. John Rhodes and Curtis Parker officiating. Interment was in the Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery in Banks County, GA.

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Hoyt Leachman, 85, died Sunday, May 20, 2001,at Athens Regional Medical Center. A native of Banks County, Mr Leachman was born August 14, 1915, a son of the late Cicero and Ida Minish Leachman. Mr. Leachman is survived by his wife, Rose Leachman, Commerce; five daughters, Barbara Black and Mary Dailey, both of Ila; Betty Ledbetter, Winder, and Bernice Wilder and Barbara Morgan, both of Commerce. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce. Abstracted from the Banks County News, May 23, 2001


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Corbin Lee LEWALLEN, 82, died October 14, 1992. He was born in Banks County, GA, the son of the late Walter and Harriett Farmer Lewallen. Surviving are his widow, Rosa Parker Lewallen; daughters, Willie Mae Crocker, Janice Hurt, Geraldine Perry; sons, Billy and Lee Lewallen; sister, Ora Arrowood; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 15, 1992 at McGahee Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Luther Williams and John Cooley officiating. Interment was in the Line Baptist Church Cemetery in Banks County, GA.

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Nancy LEWALLEN, 84, died August 11, 1949. She was born and reared in Banks County, GA and married J. Lewallen who preceded her in death in 1924. She was a member of the Damascus Baptist Church. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Holman Lewallen; sons, Felton, Bentley and Tom Lewallen; sister, Mrs. Martha Lewallen. Funeral services were held August 13, 1949 at Damascus Baptist Church with the Rev. Fletcher Durham officiating. Interment was in the Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery. Thomas J. McGahee Company was in charge of the arrangements.

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Gordon Brown "Buck" Logan, 64, of Route 1, Homer died Saturday Feb. 25 (1984) at Lanier Park Hospital after an extended illness. Services were held Monday, Feb. 27, at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Revs. Paul M. Kelly and Gerry Davis officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. A native of Banks County, Mr. Logan was born April 17, 1919, a son of the late Monroe and Edna Gordon Logan. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and was married to the late Mary Jones Logan. His is survived by a son, Larry Logan, Homer; five daughters, Glenda Bennett, Commerce; Linda Hubbard, Maysville; Brenda Eubanks, Athens; Cinda Sellers, Homer; and Sandra Sellers, Toccoa; and seven grandchildren.

LOUISA WORLEY LOUDERMILK Mrs. Louisa Worley Burrell Loudermilk, of Cornelia, died January 6, 2003, at her daughter's residence following an extended illness. Born in Banks County, Mrs. Loudermilk was a daughter of the late Ricie Clinton WORLEY and Malinda PURCELL WORLEY SMITH. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard R BURRELL, and her second husband, Tilman E LOUDERMILK. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens, Habersham County. Survivors include daughter Nancy D Norris, Gainesville; sister, Lena Pendergrass, Cornelia. McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia GA was in charge of arrangements. Jacqueline King

 

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Dee W. Lord, Jr., 72, of Maysvile, died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Lord was born May 8, 1925, in Banks County to the late Dee W. Lord Sr. and Addie Jane Gee Lord. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Preceded in death by a son, David Lord, Mr. Lord is survived by his wife, Clarice Stowe Lord, Maysville; one son, Jeffery Alan Lord, Maysville; three daughters, Joyce Cooper, Pendergrass, Lisa Seagraves, Hull, and TracyMaxwell, Nicholson; two brothers, Hugh Lee Lord, Hepzibah, and Worth Lord, Hoschton; two half-brothers, Charles Lord and Thurmond Lord, both of Augusta, and one sister, Joyce Orr, Colorado Springs, CO. Burial was in Center Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Abstracted from the Banks County News, January 2, 2002


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