Mrs. Frances Marie Hill, age 66 of Maysville died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Hill was born in Augusta to the late, Bruno and Roberta Schwalls Cupak. Mrs. Hill was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hill was also preceded in death by her husband, Rueben Hill.
Mrs. Hill is survived by her daughter, Alicia Hill of Maysville; son, Jed Hill of Maysville; and sister, Gail Stephens of Carrollton.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Manus officiating with the interment following in Ridgeway Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Bonnie Mae Redmon, age 80, of Maysville, GA died Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mrs. Redmon was born in Banks County to the late Comer and Tilda Collins Parr. She was a member of Homer Church of God and was retired from Harmony Grove Mill. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Redmon was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Redmon.
Mrs. Redmon is survived by her son, Bobby Redmon (Angie) of Commerce; daughter, Gloria Enloe (Jim) of Rabun County; grandchildren, Joe Topia (Charlotte), Erin Redmon Moore (Kyle) and Eric Redmon; great-grandchildren, Joe Topia, Tori Topia and Cooper Moore; one brother and one sister.
Graveside services were Monday, September 30 at Sunrise Cemetery with Rev. Ron Glaze and Rev. David Sharpton officiating. Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival has a sizzling weekend
Huge crowds descended upon Maysville last weekend to make it one of the largest festivals ever held in its 46-year history. Parking was a premium as visitors parked as far down as Grace Street at the Maysville Pharmacy all the way up to College Street at the parade lineup area. On the Banks County side of town, cars were parked all the way up Homer Street and onto Comer Street.
Saturday's parade drew an impressive crowd as the Tri-County Shriners from Hoschton participated with several entries.
Temperatures Saturday afternoon reached the mid-80s which resulted in many visitors leaving due to the heat. However, sunset brought temperatures down comfortably and droves of visitors back to the park.
Hooch Holler, a country rock band from Commerce, drew such a large crowd for the Saturday night street dance that visitors found it difficult to get through the aisles.
The Haunted Hayride line at City Hall averaged about one hundred people waiting at any given time Saturday evening.
Sunday saw beautiful weather as well as Tropical Depression Karen held out offering rainfall until after the festival closed.
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1926 Maysville newspaper found among papers
A copy of an August 1926 edition of the Maysville Enterprise was recently found among the papers of the late Kathryn Sheridan Turner. The lead story in the newspaper was the upcoming 1926-27 school year at Maysville High School. The paper also included a large society section as well as advertisements for county political candidates.
The Maysville Enterprise operated from 1916-1927. George Edward "G. E." Hill (1867-1928) was the owner and editor. This edition is only the second known surviving issue of the paper. A March 1927 edition was later reprinted and copies sold at the Maysville Festival.
Mrs. Turner, a resident of Homer Street and descendant of the Carr family, died September 1, 2012 at the age of 91. Her estate containing about fifty acres was sold to the City of Maysville, which has been clearing out the contents of her former residence. The newspaper was discovered in her house and is now at the library.