May 14, 1934—Jan. 8, 2013
Ellen Doss Milling, born May 14, 1934; died peacefully on Jan. 8, 2013.
Mrs. Milling was born in Atlanta to the late Cortie and Vivian Doss. She attended Washington Seminary Girls School in Atlanta, Duke University, and graduated from Emory University. Mrs. Milling was a member of the Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at Duke University. In 1954, Ellen transferred to Emory and founded the Adelphean Society with the goal that it would become Alpha Delta Pi. On May 9, 1959, this Adelphean Society became the Delta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at Emory University.
Upon her graduation, Ellen moved to Griffin to pursue a career as an elementary school teacher. It was there that she met her future husband, Charles Gordon Milling Jr., who with his father, owned Milling Motor Company. In August of 1958, Ellen and Gordon were married and were happily married for 47 years until Mr. Milling’s death in March 2005.
Throughout her life, Mrs. Milling served as an active volunteer in the Griffin community and her church. She was a member of the Utility Club of Griffin, The Garden Club of Griffin, Griffin Country Club, Historical Society and First United Methodist Church. After her children were grown, Ellen resumed her teaching career and taught third grade at Jackson Road Elementary for almost 10 years until her retirement in 1992.
Everyone that knew Ellen loved her and appreciated her devotion to her family and friends. She will also be remembered as the epitome of a strong southern lady that suffered unimaginable heartache, yet always remained gracious and kind.
She is survived by her daughter Vivian Milling Jackson; son-in-law James Stanley Jackson; and four granddaughters, Ellen Hope Jackson, Merrill Frances Jackson, Mary Corinne Milling and India Cawley Milling. Mrs. Milling was also predeceased by her beloved son Charles Gordon Milling III and granddaughter Terry Gordon Milling.
The family would also like to extend special thanks to her caregivers for the past few years, Linda Johnson and Mary Berry. They were not only caregivers but special friends to Miss Ellen.
Graveside services for Ellen Doss Milling will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Dr. Bruce Morgan and the Rev. Kevin Lobello. The family will receive friends at Haisten McCullough Funeral Home from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday and will proceed from there to the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either Cure Childhood Cancer at www.curechildhoodcancer.org or Hospice Atlanta at www.vnhs.org.
To pay condolences online to the family, please do so at www.haistenmccullough.com.
Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Road, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Tony William Banister
March 5, 1957—Jan. 8, 2013
Mr. Tony William Banister, 55, of Griffin, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Emory Midtown.
Mr. Banister was born in Griffin, Georgia on March 5, 1957. He is preceded in death by his parents, David Cole Banister and Edna Christine Twiggs Banister.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda H. Banister; daughter, Angela Banister; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Amanda Banister; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Martha Hall.
Visitation for Mr. Tony William Banister will be on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Second Baptist Church. Dr. David Hill will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church Missions, P.O. Box 708, Griffin, Ga. 30224 in memory of Mr. Banister.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Alice Mae Traylor Gotell
Died Jan. 8, 2013
Mrs. Alice Mae Traylor Gotell, 82, who resided at 3 Hickory St. in Barnesville, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Spalding Regional Hospital.
The family may be contacted at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 from the Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Sugar Hill A.M.E. cemetery. The Rev. Willie J. Colbert will be the eulogist and the Rev. James Marable is pastor. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services.
Mrs. Gotell is survived by four children, Alice Lois Nash (Johnny) of Griffin, Ga., Carletter G. Owens of Barnesville, Ga., Georgette Traylor and Alex Traylor (Donna) of Topeka, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Donna Adams Blount, 61, of 1075 Norwalk Trace, Lawrenceville, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Gwinnett Hospital System. Celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at World Changers Church International, 6920 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. Interment will follow in East Shadlowland Memorial Gardens, 87 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville. Viewing will be at the church from noon until the hour of the service. The cortege will assemble at 12:15 p.m. from the residence. McDowell’s Funeral Home Inc., 305 N. Hill St., Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.mcdowellfuneralhome.org.
Mrs. Carrie Jean Reece, 78, of Griffin, died on Jan. 7, 2013, at Southern Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin, was in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.