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Madison County Obituaries

Athens Banner Herald, Athens, Georgia,
Wednesday, November 25, 1970
 
Contributed by Connie Bond
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Clodfeelter, Fred C.
 
Mr. Fred C. Clodfelter, 74, of Rt. 1, Comer died Tuesday in a local hospital following a sudden illness.
Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Meadow Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Pettyjohn, Dr. Virgil Edwards and the Rev. Malcom Gunnells officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Clodfelter, a native of Franklin County, Georgia was the son of the late Jake Fred and Sally McMurry Clodfelter. He had lived in Madison County most of his life and was a member of the Meadow Baptist Church, the American Legion, the Shannon Lodge and was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Leonia Epps Clodfelter, two daughters, Mrs. Albert R. Fogg of Hapeville and Mrs. Herbert B. Stephens of East Point: four sisters, Mrs. Clint Patton of Comer, Mrs. Will D. Christian of Greenville,
S.C., Mrs. L. O. Moon of Comer, and Mrs. Elco O’Kelley of Danielsville; one brother, Mr. Mason Clodfelter of Social Circle; three grandsons and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Athens Banner Herald, Athens, Georgia
April 14, 1921
 
Contributed by Connie Bond
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Epps, Bertha
 
Funeral of Mrs. Bertha Epps to Be Held Today
 
The funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Epps, 25 years of age of Gadsden, Ala., wife of J. G. Epps, will be held this afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church of Ila. Interment will follow in the Ila cemetery.
Mrs. Epps died Thursday morning, at 3:30 o'clock at a local hospital, following shortly after an operation. She was a member of a very prominent Madison county family and had many friends in this section.
The deceased is survived by her husband; parents, Mr. And Mrs. John Freeman, of near Ila; six brothers, James, Melvin, Graven, Berlin, Chester and Paul ?, of Madison county, four sisters, Mrs. Eula Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Ella Perry and Mrs. Alfa Bray, all of Madison county, and Mrs. Carrie Harwell.


Athens Banner Herald, Athens, GA.
Sunday, December 6, 1970
Contributed by Connie Bond

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Epps, Julius Delmar
EPPS – The friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Delmar Epps, Comer, Ga; Mrs. E. ? Compton, Comer, Ga., Mr. Julius Eugene Epps, Comer, Ga; Mrs. Lizzie Thompson, Mrs. Mannie Edwards, and Mrs. Lola Fields; all of
Athens, GA; Mrs. Fred Clodfelter, Danielsville, Ga; Mrs. Euel Gunnells, and Mrs. Cleo Carithers, both of Comer, Ga; Mrs. Ruby Lee Clodfelter of Atlanta; Mrs. Claud Parks, Atlanta, Ga, Mr. Dave Epps, Comer, Georgia, Mr. Wilburn Epps, Danielsville, Ga, the grandchildren, great grandchild, and the nieces and nephews are invited to attend the funeral of Mr. Julius Delmar Epps, Sunday afternoon, December 6, 1970, at two thirty (2:30 p.m.) o’clock from the
Meadow Baptist Church. The Rev. Eugene Pettyjohn, pastor of Meadow Baptist Church, Dr. Virgil Edwards, pastor of North Side Baptist Church and the Rev. Malcom Gunnells, pastor of the Baptist Church will officiate. The grandsons and nephews will serve as ball bearers, and please meet at the church at 2:15 p.m. Interment will follow in Meadow Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Epps will be at Bridges Funeral Home until 12:45 p.m. Sunday and then will be placed in state at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. The family will be at
the residence, Rt. 1, Comer, Ga. The family request that flowers please be omitted and contributions be made to the Meadow Baptist Church Building Fund.
Bridges Funeral Home
Additional Comments:
DOD not mentioned. Used date of funeral.


Athens Banner Herald, Athens, GA,
Sunday, November 11, 1951
Contributed by Connie Bond

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Nash, Wayne Edward November 1951

Rites for Nash Infant today
Funeral services for Wayne Edward Nash, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Nash of Danielsville, will be
conducted from the graveside in New Haven Cemetery by Rev. Worley David this morning at 11 o’clock.
Surviving the little boy, other than his parents, are five sisters, Mrs. J. B. Alewine, Danielsville, Lucy, Patsy, Kay and Martha Nash, all of Danielsville; four brothers, Charlie Lee, Thurmond, Neal and Harold Nash, all of Danielsville; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Nash, Danielsville.


Athens Banner Herald
Athens, Ga Friday, November 2, 1951
Contributed by Connie Bond

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Mrs. Van Jenkins
November 1 1951
Madison County Ga Obituaries
Jenkins Services are held today
Services for Mrs. Van Jenkins, prominent Madison County woman who died in a local hospital early Thursday, were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from Union Baptist Church.
Conducting the services were Rev. Thomas Wheeler, pastor of First Methodist Church in Madison, Rev. R. E. Carter, pastor of Union Baptist Church, and Rev. William Cauthen, pastor of Danielsville Methodist Church.
Burial was in Union Cemetery, Bridges Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Grandsons of Mrs. Jenkins were pall-bearers.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. Grady Gower, LaGrange, and Miss Ruby Jenkins, Danielsville; six sons, J. V. Jenkins, Sr., and H. B. Jenkins, both of Hull, Ruel Jenkins, Daielsville, D. D. Jenkins, Colbert, A. F. Jenkins,
Madison, and L. E. Jenkins, Athens, fifteen grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mrs. Jenkins before her marriage was Cora Lee White, daughter of the Late James and Martha Mitchell White. She was a member of the Danielsville Methodist Church and with her husband celebrated their firty-fourth wedding anniversary before his death some nine years ago. She had resided in the same house for the past 64 years. Mrs. Jenkins was member of one of Madison County's most prominent families. She was 82 years old and had been in failing health for the past three months, though she had been seriously ill for only the past ten days.


Athens Banner Herald, Athens, Ga,
Sunday, November 11, 1951
Contributed by Connie Bond

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Robert T. Kincaid
Kincaid Services set for today
Robert T. Kincaid, well known Colbert resident, died in a local hospital yesterday morning at 3:40 o'clock. Mr. Kincaid was 57 years old and had been ill for several weeks.
Services are to be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from Colbert Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. J. W. Eberhardt, officiating.
Interment will follow in Colbert Cemetery, Bridges Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as pall-bearers will be Ralph Collier, Myron Leard, Richard McLeroy, Oscar Adams, Joe Patton and Coke Hardeman.
Mr. Kincaid is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Loftus Kincaid, Colbert; three daughters, Mrs. O. L. Bray and Mrs. E. L. Barbee, both of Colbert, and Mrs. D. E. Fortson, Athens; two sons, I. W. Kincaid and B. B. Kincaid, both of Colbert; three brothers, C. C. Kincaid and W. F. Kincaid, both of Colbert, and James Kincaid, Griffin; six sisters, Mrs. Allie Burrouhgs, Clinton, S. C., Mrs. Cary Faulkner, Athens, Mrs. J. C. Barnette, Mrs. Mike Scoggins, Mrs. Occie Thompson, and Mrs. Heaes Gunnels, all of Colbert, and six grandchildren.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Kincaid had lived in that community all of his life. He was a devoted member of Colbert Methodist Church and took an active role in the Men's Sunday School class. The body will like in state in the church from 2:30 o'clock until the hour for the service.


The Madison County Journal
September 27, 2000
Joseph R. Bond
Joseph Roy Bond, 88, of LaGrange, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at West Georgia Medical Center, LaGrange.
Mr. Bond was born October 20, 1911, in Danielsville. He was a son of the late James Esty and Edna Ardella McGarridy Bond.
Mr. Bond had lived in LaGrange since 1949. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Soil Conservation Agri-Services, with 25 years of service, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange where he was active in the Men's Sunday School Class.
Mr. Bond was a 1946 graduate of the University of Georgia and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (N.A.R.F.E.) and was a former member of the Cattlemen's Association.
Mr. Bond was preceded in death by a step-son, Stephen U. Gay Sr., four brothers, Dr. DeWitt Bond, Dr. Ellis Bond, Leo Bond and Fred Bond, and a sister, Louise Tyner.
Graveside services were held Thursday, September 21, in Shadowlawn Cemetery, LaGrange, with the Rev. Billy Colquitt officiating.
Mr. Bond is survived by his wife, Lucile C. Bond; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Carol and David Toney, Newnan; step-daughter-in-law, Janice Gay, Hogansville; five step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren and several nieces nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange in memory of Mr. Bond.
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal, September 27, 2000
Imogene G. Wilson
Mrs. Imogene Gooch Wilson, 59, of Statham, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late Ora Lee Gooch.
She had been employed with Westinghouse and was most recently a homemaker. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Welton Wilson.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 22, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with Dr. W.H. Ruff officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include four sons, Michael Anglin, Jefferson, Dwayne Anglin and Tim Anglin, both of Statham, and Wesley Wilson, Braselton; and 10 grandchildren.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
September 27, 2000
Bessie M. Fowler
Mrs. Bessie Mae LaCount Fowler, 80, of Dewy Rose, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at Elbert Memorial Hospital, Elberton.
Mrs. Fowler was born October 14, 1919, in Madison County, a daughter of the late William and Amanda Crawford LaCount.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Bowman Church of God. Mrs. Fowler and her late husband, Thomas Haskell Fowler, had been involved in nursing home and children's ministries.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Wayne, Gerald David and Bobby Jason Fowler, and three brothers, Paul, Roy and John Thomas "J.T." LaCount.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 22, at the Bowman Church of God with the Revs. Sammy Cutshall, Leon Suttles and Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Paul Thomas and Carole Fowler, Bowman; one brother, Sam LaCount, Bessemer City, N.C.; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a family friend, Malcolm Bowers.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
September 27, 2000
Junior Collins
Junior Collins, 55, of Danielsville, died Friday, September 22, 2000, at Doctors Hospital Burn Center.
Mr. Collins was born January 18, 1945, in Georgia, a son of the late Homer and Vesta Clark Collins.
He was retired.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 25, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Pastor Curtis E. Hammond officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Church cemetery, Danielsville.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Peggy Collins; three brothers, Bill Collins, Cornelia, JC Collins, Commerce, and Troy Collins, Danielsville; and four sisters, Geraldine Dailey, Thelma Lynn and Clara Minish, all of Commerce, and Elsie McClure, Maysville.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
September 27, 2000
Nina L. Kidd
Mrs. Nina Lee Smith Kidd, 87, of Comer, died Sunday, September 24, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Kidd was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Nona Carithers Smith.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Meadow Baptist Church. Mrs. Kidd was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Franklin "Sam Bo" Kidd, a sister, Willie Loue Smith Anthony, and two brothers, Grady Smith and O'dell Smith.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 26, at Meadow Baptist Church with the Revs. Joe Dooley and Calvin Coile officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, O'neil and Betty White Kidd, Comer; five sisters, Nora Smith Gray and Mary Smith Scymore, both of Kannapolis, N.C., Lola Smith Kidd, Comer, Velma Smith Adams, Danielsville, and Ruth Smith Hendricks, Lexington; one grandchild, L. Dwayne and Gwen Morris Kidd; and two great-grandchildren, Dawn and Grant Belk and Zachary M. Kidd.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
For more information and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
September 27, 2000
Lee T. Westmoreland
Lee Tillman Westmoreland, 87, of Commerce, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at Alzheimer's Care Center.
Mr. Westmoreland was born January 9, 1913, in Georgia.
He had been employed as a fixer.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 22, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Pastor Don Baylock officiating.
Mr. Westmoreland is survived by his wife, Willie Westmoreland; three sons, Johnny Westmoreland and Franklin Westmoreland, both of Commerce, and Clyde Westmoreland, Ila; one daughter, Gail Brown, Commerce; one brother, Otis Westmoreland, Maysville; one sister, Mildred McDonald, Commerce; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
September 27, 2000
Leona M. Hawks
Mrs. Leona McConnell Hawks, 100, of Nicholson, died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Hawks was born July 3, 1900, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Crow and Grorgia Moore McConnell.
Mrs. Hawks was a homemaker and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Claud Hawks, and a son, Roger Hawks.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 26, at New Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Garrison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Harold Hawks, Julian Hawks and Talmadge Hawks, all of Nicholson; four daughters, Cathryn Baird, Hull, Mildred David and Evelyn Haynes, both of Danielsville, and Dorothy Erdman, Athens; one brother, Fred McConnell, Pittsburg, Texas; one sister, Ora Mae Pace, Athens; 23 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
October 25, 2000
Curtis L. Callaway
Curtis Loyd Callaway, 71, of Watkinsville, died Saturday, October 21, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Callaway had lived most of his life in Clarke and Oconee counties. He was a son of the late Cleve and Sindie Helton Callaway.
Mr. Callaway was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a retired welder. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Brewer Callaway.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 23, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with Father John Cotterell officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Blanton Michael Dove, Dub Gabriel, Randy Gabriel, James Gerrin, Jeff Gerrin, Josh Grimes, Norman Paugh, Allen Kim Stephens, Ronnie Williams and Chris Williamson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Jeff Groover, Watkinsville, and Michelle and David Williamson, both of Hull; two sisters, Dora Mae Beck, Hull, and Sybil Irene Massey, Toccoa; and grandchildren, Donna Rene Bullock, Hilton Head, S.C., Jeffery Tuck Grover II, Watkinsville, and Brittney and Whittney Callaway, both of Hull.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Stephen's Anglican Church, 800 Timothy Road, Athens, GA 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For additional information and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.


The Madison County Journal,
October 25, 2000
J.C. Watkins
J.C. Watkins, 84, of the Sanford Community, Nicholson, died Tuesday, October 17, 2000.
Mr. Watkins was born in Madison County, a son of the late Bob and Pearl Adams Watkins.
He was a farmer and of the Methodist denomination.
A private memorial service was held Friday, October 20, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Mr. Watkins is survived by two sisters, Sue W. Dean and Pauline W. Wood, both of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
October 25, 2000
William F. Hanley Sr.
William Franklin Hanley Sr., 89, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Hanley was a born September 25, 1911, in Franklin County. He was a son of the late John P. and Lettie Mealor Hanley.
Mr. Hanley was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a retired auto salesman and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 20, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Kenneth Dillard and Howard Garrison officiating. Burial was in the New Harmony Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Hanley is survived by his wife, Willie Rice Wardlaw Hanley; one son, William F. Hanley Jr., Nicholson; one brother, Doyle Hanley, Commerce; one sister, Ruth Ingram, Commerce; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
October 25, 2000
George W. McGinnis
George Wesley McGinnis, 76, Jefferson, died Monday, October 23, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Mr. McGinnis was born April 4, 1924, in Hall County. He was a son of the late Guy Rueben and Nellie Lou Crisler McGinnis.
Mr. McGinnis was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired welder. He was a Mason and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 25, in the Wilson United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Larry Wilbanks officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Greg McGinnis, Jefferson, Mike McGinnis, Winneconne, Wis., and Tim McGinnis, Omro, Wis.; two brothers, Guy McGinnis, Toccoa, and Harold McGinnis, Commerce; two sisters, Lucille Sims, Maysville, and Dorothy Trammell, Pine Mountain; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon International, or to the charity of one's choice.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
October 25, 2000
Genevieve K. Phillips
Mrs. Genevieve Kirk Phillips, 74, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Madison County, a daughter of the late David Hadden and Lethia Jane Crumley Kirk.
She was a retired salesperson with Seymour Shoes, Royston, and was a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church. Mrs. Phillips was also a member of the Madison County Farm Bureau Women's Committee. She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Blanche Kirk, four brothers, Hoyt C., Leonard, Horace and Chandler Kirk, and four sisters, Ruth Adams, Vivian Argo, Marceline Lester and Eleanor Riley.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 20, at Evangelical Methodist Church with the Revs. Tim Peek and Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Kirk Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband, Grover Lee Phillips Sr.; son, Grover Lee Phillips Jr., Carrollton; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy C. and Julie Phillips, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Janet Westbrook, Hull; three brothers, Guy Edwin Kirk, Rondall H. Kirk and Bobby Kirk, all of Danielsville; three sisters, Sue Kirk Abercrombie, Danielsville, Rachel Kirk Hunsinger, Athens, and Jeanette Kirk King, Hull; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
October 25, 2000
Blanche D. Watkins
Mrs. Blanche Drake Watkins, 91, Hull, died Thursday, October 19, 2000.
Mrs. Watkins was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Elic and Mollie Sears Drake.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her husband, John Willie Watkins, and a daughter, Gwenell Watkins Adams.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 21, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Robert Passmore and Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial was in the Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery. Dit Powell, Gene McConnell, Harold Gillispie, Brooks Crawford, John Chick and Darrell Allen served as pallbearers.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Seaborn and Margie Watkins, Athens, and Troy and Martha Watkins, Commerce; son, Frankie Watkins, Hull; one sister, Bessie Clark, China Grove, N.C.; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Madison County Journal,
October 25, 2000
Ruby L. Sexton
Mrs. Ruby Lee Ward Sexton, of Danielsville, died Monday, October 23, 2000.
Mrs. Sexton was born July 26, 1911, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late John Wesley Ward and Myrtie Fowler Ward.
Mrs. Sexton was a homemaker and was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Sexton, three daughters, Myrtie Lou Ingram, Geraldine McElreath and Shelby Jean Brown, two grandchildren, William Russell Sexton and Robert Dennis McElreath, a brother, Brece Ward, and a sister, Edna Carey.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 25, at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ray Jenkins, Dennis Kesler and Marvin Coffee officiating. Burial was in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph Sexton and Leon Sexton, both of Danielsville; one sister, Vera Bowen, Hartwell; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.


The Madison County Journal,
October 25, 2000
Eunice V. Carr
Mrs. Eunice Virginia Williams Carr, 81, of Commerce, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Carr was born February 20, 1919, in Bonifay County, Fla. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Meddie Capps Williams.
Mrs. Carr was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include five sons, Billy Carr, Milton, Fla., Bobby Ray Carr, Port Smith, Va., Daniel Carr and Joseph Carr, both of Pensacola, Fla., and Frank Carr, Deer Park, Texas; two daughters, Annette Potter, Commerce, and Loleeta Smith, Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Chancey Williams, Roopville, and Porter Williams, Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Lois Hilstrom, Williamsburg, Va.; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
February 14, 2001
Betty E. Fleeman
Mrs. Betty Earlene Baird Fleeman, 67, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 9, at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson.
Mrs. Fleeman is survived by children, Cornelius E. Fleeman IV, North Augusta, S.C., Susan E. Tuck, Marietta, Donna L. Williamson, Winder, and Jonathan A. Fleeman, Atlanta; brothers, Marvin Baird, Hull, and J.R. Baird Jr., Winder; sisters, Mattie Lee Baker, Trinity, N.C., Darlene Hembree, Greensboro, N.C., Curtistine Massey-Bruce, Nicholson, and Ester Summers, Bartow, Fla.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m Friday, February 9, at the Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church.


The Madison County Journal,
February 14, 2001
Leavy Collins
Leavy Collins, 78, of Collins, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Collins was a son of Asa Collins. He was a veteran of World War II, having received a Purple Heart while serving in France and North Africa. Mr. Collins was a retired correctional officer for Reidsville Georgia State Prison.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 10, in the chapel of Kennedy Morgan Funeral Home, Cobb Town. Burial was in the Conner Baptist Church cemetery, Collins.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Irma Jean Sykes Collins; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Morris Lively, Collins, and Barbara and Randy Hackel, Metter; daughter, Vicky Gaffney and husband, Lyons; sons, Wayne Leavy Collins, Jefferson, R.D. Collins, Reidsville, and George D. Collins, Michael Collins and Stacy Collins, all of Collins; brothers, Dave Collins, Carlton, and Edward Collins, Braselton; sisters, Vera Tuck, Buford, and Vinney Faircloth, Dublin; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Kennedy Morgan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
February 14, 2001
Georgia C. Poole
Mrs. Georgia Carithers Poole, 99, of College Park, died Thursday, February 8, 2001.
Born in Madison County, Mrs. Poole was a daughter of the late George Matthew and Lula Smith Carithers.
She was retired from Spartinburg General Hospital, where she worked as a nurse for over 40 years, and was of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Poole was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Coan Poole.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 10, in Comer Cemetery with the Rev. Stewart Lang officiating.
Mrs. Poole is survived by one sister, Hilda Mason, College Park.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
February 14, 2001
Lillie M. Garrison
Mrs. Lillie Mae Parson Garrison, 92, of Homer, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at Scenic View Health Care Center, Baldwin.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Garrison was born January 5, 1909, a daughter of the late Garnett and Minnie Sheridan Parson. She was the wife of the late O.S. Garrison.
Mrs. Garrison was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two sons, M.E. "Buster" Garrison Sr. and Herbert D. Garrison Sr., and a granddaughter, Ramona Gar-rison.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 11, at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Ferguson, Jerry Payne and the Rev. Jim McLendon officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Rose Jones, Homer; grandchildren, Mack E. Garrison, Herbert "Bo" Garrison Jr. and Donna G. Payne, all of Homer, Paulina G. Casper, Maysville, and Oscar S. Garrison II, Hoschton; daughters-in-law, Syble Garrison and Betty G. Strickland, both of Homer; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
February 14, 2001
Veronica Hughes
Mrs. Veronica "Ronnie" Hughes, 75, of Athens, a native of Grand Fork, N.D., died Monday, February 12, 2001.
Mrs. Hughes was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Schinider Deitz and the widow of the late John Frank Hughes.
She worked in the shipyards during World War II and later worked at Thomas Textile Manufacturing for a number of years. Mrs. Hughes had made her home in Athens for the past 55 years and was a member of Unity Christian Church, Maysville.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 15, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Ray Fumea and Linwood Smith officiating. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Unity Christian Church cemetery with Minister Dennis Harris officiating. Dorsey Campbell, Wesley Hughes, Cecil Highfield, Mark Chancey, Dough Roskam and Frank Strickland Jr. will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Hughes is survived by three daughters, Margaret Chancey, Bethlehem, Cindy Childs, Commerce, and Mary Perry, Hull; three sons, Alan W. Hughes, Athens, Ned Hughes, Watkinsville, and Jeff Hughes, Flowery Branch; one brother, LeRoy Deitz, Frazee, Minn.; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
February 14, 2001
John H. McElreath
John Henry McElreath, 88, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. McElreath was born in Hall County on May 6, 1912, a son of the late James "Jim" McElreath and Adda Greenway McElreath.
He was retired from the textile industry, was a farmer and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mr. McElreath was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Drake McElreath, two brothers, Martin McElreath and Frank McElreath, and two sisters, Fannie Gentry and Cora Dean.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 9, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. McElreath is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Brooks McElreath, Daniels-ville; one daughter, Velma Barber, Watkinsville; one step-son, Coy Brooks, Comer; one sister, Emma Strickland, Hull; one brother, Charlie McElreath, Danielsville; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
February 14, 2001
Eulaine A. Giles
Mrs. Eulaine A. Campbell Giles, 84, of Danielsville, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Giles was born in Madison County on August 24, 1916, a daughter of the late Roy Marion and Estelle Rice Campbell.
She was a homemaker and a member of Danielsville Baptist Church. Mrs. Giles was preceded in death by a son, Roy Wayne Giles.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 11, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Michael Hudman and Tim Peck officiating. Burial was in the Evangelical Methodist Church cemetery. Alan Giles, Scott Carey, Tony Cash, Curtis Carey, Jason Fender and Jim Fannin served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one son, Warren Giles, Albany; three daughters, Faye Carey, Hull, Alice Wilson, Fruithurst, Ala., and Patricia "Patsy" Fender, Burnsville, N.C.; two brothers, Rice Campbell and George Turner Campbell, both of Moultrie; two sisters, Marion Hart, Lakeland, Fla., and Mary Alice Register, Moultrie; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
February 14, 2001
Brandall M. Horne
Brandall Mitchell Horne, 55, of Danielsville, died Sunday, February 11, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Horne was a son of William Claude and Emma Frances Haley Horne.
He was employed as a contractor with Branch Construction and was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 14, in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. David Graham, David Branch, Jamie Dean, Barney White, Steven Branch and Andy Brooks served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Gene West and Randy Lord.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Patricia Adams, Danielsville; two step-sons, David Graham, Comer, and James Graham, Danielsville; four sisters, Martha Jean Lord, Ila, Mary Lord and Cindy Horne, both of Danielsville, and Claudine West, Comer; one step-sister, Linda Kay Strickland, Royston; five brothers, William Claude Horne Jr., William Ray Horne, David Horne and Michael Horne, all of Danielsville, and Talmadge Horne Jr., Comer; and six grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
February 14, 2001
Billy T. Burroughs
Billy Tom Burroughs, 66, of Danielsville, died Thursday, February 8, 2001.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Burroughs was a son of the late Paul A. and Evie L. Mann Burroughs.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retiree of Southern Cathodic Protection. Mr. Burroughs was a member of Danielsville United Methodist Church, the AARP, the National Rifle Association and an honorary member of the Georgia Sheriff's Association. He was also a member of the VFW Post 08377 and the American Legion Post #39.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 12, at Danielsville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Walter Singletary and Bill Brown officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Shonda L. Rogers and Jennifer L. Tullis, both of Loganville; three sisters, Mary B. Griffeth, Danielsville, Betty B. Zellers, St. Augustine, Fla., and Virginia B. Thomas, Conyers; two grandchildren, Rachel M. Rogers and Gabriella J. Tullis; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
February 14, 2001
Jackie D. Potts
Mrs. Jackie Dianne Potts, 51, of Commerce, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Potts was a daughter of the late Jack and Dorothy Hogwood Langston. She was the widow of James Thomas Potts.
Mrs. Potts had been employed with BJC Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, February 12, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Charles Hardy officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Shannon Potts, Commerce; one brother, David Potts, Hull; one sister, Regena Knight, Commerce; and one grandson.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
August 15, 2001
Patsy Dalton
Mrs. Patsy Dalton, 60, of Colbert, died Thursday, August 9, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Dalton was a daughter of the late Clyde Marcus and Christine Dalton Cobb.
She had lived in the Colbert area for the last 40 years and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Dalton is survived by her husband, Charles William Dalton; one daughter, Emma Diane Sorrow, Colbert; one son, Charles Eugene Dalton, Colbert; one brother, Donald Edward Cobb, New York; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
August 15, 2001
Margaret A. Hutchens
Mrs. Margaret Alice Hutchens, 74, of Royston, died Saturday, August 11, 2001.
Mrs. Hutchens was born in Kriens, Switzerland, a daughter of the late Fritz and Maria Albisser Marti.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with Father Kane officiating.
Mrs. Hutchens is survived by her husband, Wayne Hutchens; daughter and son-in-law, Martie Hutchens and Herschel Mize, Colbert; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Hutchens Jr. and Ann Salton Hutchens, Newport Richey, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Marc and Eric Hutchens.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
August 15, 2001
Annie B. Davis
Mrs. Annie Bell Queen Davis, 81, of Statham, died Thursday, August 9, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Henry and Anna Fuller Queen. She was retired from R & R Manufacturing Company, with 40 years of service, and was a member of the Statham First Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis assisted the elderly in her community by helping and delivering meals to them.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Davis.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 11, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Ned Davis and Robert Stamey officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three sons, Tom Davis, Winder, James E. Davis, Royston, and Larry Davis, Gainesville; three daughters, Ruby Lee Parten, Winder, Clara "C.J." Browning, Danielsville, and Jenet Meeks, Hoschton; one sister, Ruth Thrasher, Farmington; 25 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
August 15, 2001
John B. Parker
John Bunyan (J.B.) Parker, 93, of Ellijay, died Friday, August 10, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Parker was born September 16, 1907, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Milford and Mary Jane Weaver Parker. He was married to the late Opal Pettit Parker.
Mr. Parker taught school in a one-room schoolhouse with seven grades and worked for the Soil Conservation Service. He was active in Tickanetley Primitive Baptist Church, where he served as clerk and deacon for 60 years.
Mr. Parker was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Parker Moore.
He will be remembered for the contributions he made to improving the community and expanding the vision of those he taught, family members stated.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 12, at Tickanetley Primitive Baptist Church with Elders Edward Cagle, Lawrence Mooney and Paul Mooney officiating. Singing was presented by the church choir. Burial was in the church cemetery. Jack Chandler, Terry Chandler, Rodney Chandler, Phillip Parker, Hassel Parker Jr. and Adam Parker served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Cynthia Childs, Linda Lamb, Karen Griffin, Denise Edwards, Danita Johnson, Cheryl Lundquist, Janet Wozniak and Lydia Parker.
Survivors include five sons, J. Harold Parker, Florence, Ala., Hassel Parker, Winston-Salem, N.C., Howard J. Parker, Dalton, Hubert B. Parker, Blue Ridge, and Ruel M. Parker, Covington; daughter, Mildred Parker Chandler, Hull; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
August 15, 2001
Harold T. Gotts
Harold Thomas Gotts, 37, of Commerce, died Saturday, August 11, 2001.
Mr. Gotts was born in California. He was self-employed and was a member of the Banks County Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Gotts was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Fredrick Henry Sunley officiating.
Mr. Gotts is survived by his father, Terrance Gotts; his mother and step-father, Shirley Rutherford Sunley and Charles Sunley; two sisters, Alice Colquitt, Comer, and Shelly Cooper, Forsyth; one brother, Carl F. Gotts, Hartwell; and two step-brothers, Charles G. Sunley and the Rev. Fredrick Henry Sunley, both of Banks County.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
August 15, 2001
Mildred G. Webb
Mrs. Mildred Gunnells Webb, 82, of Atlanta, died Friday, August 10, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Webb was a daughter of the late George Euel and Irene Epps Gunnells.
She had worked as a hotel manager and as a receptionist for Stiles Hotel Chains of Athens. Mrs. Webb was a member of Tucker First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Davis Webb Sr.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 11, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Malcolm Gunnells officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbara Webb Jr., Tucker; sister-in-law, Hazel Gunnells, Lakeland, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Troy and Jean Gunnells, ElCajon, Calif., Malcolm and Gwen Gunnells, Gainesville, and Walter and Sue Gunnells and Bobby and Arlene Gunnells, all of Comer; grandchildren, Trey and Kimberly Webb and Otis Webb; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
August 15, 2001
Allen B. Morgan
Allen Bond Morgan, 76, of Commerce, died Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Morgan was the son of the late Dallas and Addie Presley Morgan.
He was retired from the City of Commerce Public Works Department and was a member of Bold Spring United Methodist Church and the Bold Spring Men's Club. Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Bell Morgan, and two brothers, Hutcherson and James Morgan.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 9, at Bold Spring United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ed Cook and Stephen Horn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell Watkins Morgan, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Freddie David and Diane and Dan Morris, all of Commerce, Pat and Harry Mangleburg, Hartwell, Donna and Bobby Teller, Crawford, and Gloria and Skeeter Gordon, Maysville; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Kathy Morgan, Danielsville; brother, Thomas Morgan, Fayetteville; four sisters, Barbara Maddox and Doris McClain, both of Carnesville, Almeria Grubbs, Griffin, and Juanita Davis, Carrolton; grandchildren, Allana Metz, Bluffton, S.C., Ashley and Zack David, Commerce, April Vickery, Carnesville, Chase Gordon, Maysville, and Bo Mangleburg, Hartwell; and great-granddaughter, Hannah Vickery, Carnesville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
August 15, 2001
Robert L. Fowler
Robert Lee Fowler, 70, of Cumming, died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at IHS of Marietta.
A son of the late Ernest and Ina Morgan Fowler, Mr. Fowler was retired from Peachtree Trane where he was employed in the heat and air business. He was a member of Living Waters Church, Douglasville.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Pastor Bill Reed officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Brandon Fowler, Brian Fowler, Frank Davis, Tommy Fowler, Joey Fowler and Gary Fowler served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Cora Fowler, Cumming; sons, Billy Earl Fowler, Stone Mountain, Donald Christopher Fowler, Danielsville, Roy Lee Fowler, Douglasville, James Fred Fowler and Gregory A. Fowler, both of Mableton, Owen Keith Fowler, Comer, and Steven Wayne Fowler, Cumming; daughters, Kathy Renell Jackson, Baxley, Sherry Denise Tripp, Conyers, and Ronda Ann Fowler, Cumming; sisters, Lola Scoggins and Eva Campbell, both of Lawrenceville; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
August 15, 2001
Gary R. Gordon
Gary Riley Gordon, 47, of Bogart, died Sunday, August 12, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Gordon was a son of the late John Howell Gordon and Katie Riley Gordon.
He was a member of Attica Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, at Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Robert E.H. Wagnon officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Snailum and Mary Beth Gordon, both of Athens; two sons, John Corey Gordon and Christopher Gordon, both of Athens; one sister, Mary Gordon Myrick, Bogart; two brothers, Billy Bittle, Athens, and Steven Gordon, Colbert; and three grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
November 7, 2001
Janie Morrison
Mrs. Janie Morrison, 60, of Comer, died Friday, November 2, 2001, of an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Morrison was the daughter of the late Texas and Evelyn Silman Hargrave.
She was a disabled, retired registered nurse. Mrs. Morrison was preceded in death by a daughter, Alicia R. Morrison.
Hospice chaplain Mike Mims conducted graveside services at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4, in the Wesley Chapel Community Church cemetery. Mrs. Morrison's primary care nurse, Karen Gordon, gave the eulogy. Interment beside her daughter followed.
Mrs. Morrison is survived by an uncle and aunt, Clarence and Grace Silman, Augusta; aunt, Bertha Silman, South Carolina; son, Leo Pete Morrison Jr., and his wife, Michelle, and their son, Jordan, Comer; and a stepson and family, Hanahan, S.C. She is also survived by many close friends, including the Annie Lee Beck family and the Kerry and Lisa Hill family. Lisa was her loving caregiver for the last few months.
Memorials may be made to Vista Care Hospice.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
November 7, 2001
Dixie A. Turbeville
Mrs. Dixie Annette Adair Turbeville, 26, of Crawford, died Monday, November 5, 2001.
Mrs. Turbeville was born in Athens. She was a graduate of Madison County High School and was a Dean's List student at Truett McConnell College. Mrs. Turbeville was a homemaker and attended Hull Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 8, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with Dr. Bill Ross and the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Danny Erwin, Jason Moon, Steve Bates, Kenny Gibbs, Bill Jervis and Ty McKissick will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Turbeville is survived by her husband, Steven Turbeville, Crawford; one daughter, Kayla Ellen Gryder, Crawford; one son, Mitchell Hunter Turbeville, Crawford; her mother, Joan Ellen Petty, Crawford; her father and step-mother, Terry and Vicky Adair, Hull; one brother, Cory Adair, Hull; her grandparents, Clark and Del Wade, Winterville, and George and Margaret Adair, Hull; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence of Clark and Del Wade, 180 Weatherly Woods Drive, Winterville, and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
November 7, 2001
DeAnna G. Thomas
Mrs. DeAnna G. Thomas, 53, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001.
Born in Bartow County, Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late Leonard and Betty Hale Giddeons.
She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by a son, William B. Shelton Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 8, at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Veile and Terry Hale officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church from noon until 3 p.m.
Jimmy Swancey, David Thomas, Larry Cox, Neal Cox, Tiger Mashburn, Johnny Reece, Lamar Shelton, Dale Harbert and Travis Shelton will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband, Milford A. Thomas; five daughters, Tammy Kelly, Florida, Tina Tracy, Cannon, and Patricia Parsons, De Linda M. Turner and Irene Thomas, all of Danielsville; two sisters, Dorothy Dean, Acworth, and Denise Reece, Woodstock; one brother, Delmas Giddeons, Danielsville; 16 grandchildren, including Melvin, Pam, Bill, Lindsey, Kenneth, Richard, Anthony and Amy; and two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Jasmine.
The family is at the residence and was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, and from noon until 3 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Baptist Church.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
November 7, 2001
James A. Gilreath
James Alvin Gilreath, a resident of Pocataligo, Madison County, for most of his life, died Monday, October 29, 2001.
Mr. Gilreath was born February 17, 1930, in Cleveland, White County. He was the son of the late Andy B. and Ruth Davis Gilreath.
Mr. Gilreath served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired steel worker for several years with American Monorail in Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas. He was of the Holiness denomination.
Mr. Gilreath was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Gilreath, an infant grandson and a brother, Johnny R. Gilreath.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, Cleveland, Tenn., with the Rev. Raymond Duncan officiating. Music was presented by Helen Doffee and Doyle Mayton. Burial was in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mr. Gilreath is survived by his wife, Orlene Powers; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Chuck Burger; grandson, Chas Burger; brothers, Roy R. Gilreath and Clyde H. Gilreath, both of Danielsville; and sisters, Janie M. Conwell, Crawford, Elizabeth G. Phillips, Ila, Bobbie F. Wood, Graycourt, S.C., and Bonnie L. Seagraves and Wretha J. Couch, both of Danielsville.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
November 7, 2001
Betty L. Brown
Ms. Betty Lou Brown, 51, of Anderson, S.C., died Saturday, October 27, 2001.
A native of Mercer, Pa., Ms. Brown was the daughter of Ethel Nelson Marstellar and the late Randall Marstellar.
She was a member of Comer Baptist Church and worked for U.G.A. Ms. Brown was an administrative assistant for Howell & Mitchell Investment, Athens, for five years and was presently employed as an administrative assistant with Gunter Investment, Anderson, S.C.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 2, at Comer Baptist Church with the Rev. Stewart Lang officiating. Burial was in the Vineyards Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Jason Brown, Jeff Spratlin, Tony Lundy, John Smith, Zach Smith and Joseph Smith served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sons, Matt Brown and Tim Brown, both of Athens; three sisters, Carol Spratlin, Winterville, Janet Pursley, Watkinsville, and Barbara Smith, Athens; one brother, David Leroy Marstellar; best friends, Wayne and RoseMary Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
November 7, 2001
Marshall C. Cauthen Jr.
Marshall C. Cauthen Jr., 79, of Winterville, died Sunday, October 21, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Cauthen was the son of Mary A. Cauthen, Winterville, and the late Marshall C. Cauthen Sr.
He was retired from the University of Georgia and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Cauthen was a member of Center Methodist Church and a member of the Winterville Civitan Club.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Sanford Willard officiating. Burial was in the Winterville Cemetery. Members of the Winterville Civitan Club, along with Ed Fleeman, served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister and brother-in-law, Luann and William E. Orr, Winterville; one nephew and three nieces.
Memorials may be made to Center Methodist Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
November 7, 2001
Barbara N. Poole
Mrs. Barbara N. Poole, 67, of Commerce, died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Poole was born February 8, 1934, in Anderson County, S.C. She was a daughter of the late Grady Henry and Elise Christina Miles Nichols.
Mrs. Poole was a retired emergency management coordinator for Gwinnett County and was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Banks County Planning Commission.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4, at New Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Scott officiating. Burial was in the Poole Family Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Poole is survived by her husband, Roy Poole, Commerce; one son, Roy Poole Jr., Commerce; one daughter, Sherri Blackburn, Commerce; three brothers, David Nichols, Commerce, Gene Nichols, Lula, and James Ray Nichols, Maysville; one sister, Virginia Evans, Commerce; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
May 29, 2002
Kasey M. Leachman
Kasey Marie Leachman, infant daughter of Walter Leachman and Sherry Embrick, Hull, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Kasey was born January 21, 2002, in Clarke County.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one brother, Jonathan Howard Leachman, Hull; two sisters, Britney Kay Embrick and Paige Bloom, both of Hull; maternal grandparents, Leonard and Diane Embrick, Bogart; paternal grandmother, Hazel Lee Leachman, Maysville; and paternal great-grandfather, Howard Walter Leachman, Maysville.
Memorials may be made to a Trust Fund at Athens First Bank and Trust Company in care of Leonard Embrick or Sherry Embrick.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
May 29, 2002
George P. Anglin
George Paul Anglin, 72, of Colbert, died Saturday, May 25, 2002.
Born in Madison County, Mr. Anglin was a son of the late Waymon Elmer and Ella Louise Hunsinger Anglin.
He had been employed with Westinghouse and was a member of Macedonia Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 27, at Macedonia Holiness Church with the Rev. William Anglin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Wayne McClain, Jason Baxter, Carter Dove, Mark Highland, Rusty Chandler and Jeff Anglin served as pallbearers.
Mr. Anglin is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Strickland Anglin; six daughters, Carol Paulette Anglin, Bowman, Linda Bernice Highland and Debra Lynn Anglin, both of Danielsville; Barbara McClain, Comer, Audrey Diane Jackson, Nicholson, and Stacie Marie Anglin, Colbert; two sons, George Paul Anglin Jr. and Richard Russell Anglin, both of Colbert; three sisters, Irene Thompson, Bonnie Sue West and Ella Mae Dove, all of Ila; three brothers, Ardis Anglin, Waymon Anglin and Jessie Anglin, all of Danielsville; 21 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
May 29, 2002
Ruth Adams
Mrs. Ruth Adams, 72, of Hull, died Sunday, May 26, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late Clifford Melvin and Vella Gooch Bradley.
She was employed as a greeter with Wal-Mart at Banks Crossing and was a member of Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband, Orin “Big” Adams.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Russ Adams, Lee Adams, Ronnie Williams, Ricky Busbin, Kenny Bradley and Jerry Bird served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and David Hawks, Nicholson, Becky and Steve Hill, Hull, Janet and Joey Goetz, Ila, Sherry Allen, Hull, and William Hardman; sisters, Norene Eller, Demorest, Mozelle Bird, Ila, Mary Hooper, Comer, and Catherine Callaway, Hull; brothers, Tommy Bradley, Ila, and Robert Bradley, Hull; grandchildren, Amy Hawks, Scott Hawks, Josh Hill, Alex Hill, Deena Goetz, Bradley Allen and Adam Allen; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
May 29, 2002
James A. Scogin
James Allen “Black Racer” Scogin, 60, of Colbert, died Thursday, May 23, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Scogin was the son of Robert Scogin and the late Mary Louise Carter Scogin. He was the grandson of the late Robert “Bill” and Annie Louise Goss Scogin and the late Harvey and Ester Carter. Following the death of his mother, Mr. Scogin was raised by his aunt, Azilee Nation.
He was an electrician and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Scogin also raced cars on dirt tracks and was very involved with his grandson’s racing team, JSR.
“He was loved and respected by all,” said family members.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, with the Rev. Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the Kirk-Scogin Family Cemetery, Colbert. Shaun Hardman, Jason Elrod, Scott Lance, Michael Scogin, Ronnie Scogin and Keith Thompson served as pallbearers.
In addition to his father, Mr. Scogin is survived by his wife, Gail Scogin, Colbert; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Gail Scogin Janson and Kevin Janson, Colbert; daughter, Donna Lynette Scogin Davis, Colbert; son, Jeffery Allen Scogin, Colbert; grandchildren, Brandon Kevin James Janson and Briana Gail Janson, both of Colbert; brother, Robert “Billy” Scogin, Colbert; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and James Lance, Pendergrass, Peggy and Ronald Elrod, Commerce, and Sandra “Sandy” and Tim Hardman, Pocataligo; six nephews, three nieces and several great nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Ste. B-2, Athens, GA 30605.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
May 29, 2002
Claude Davenport
Claude Davenport, 77, of Comer, died Friday, May 24, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Davenport was a son of the late Harvey and Birdie Davenport.
He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, Comer.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Springfield Baptist Church with Pastor Larry E. Blount officiating.
Mr. Davenport is survived by his wife, Emmaline Johnson; one daughter, Edith Appling, Athens; one son, Claude Davenport Jr., Comer; one sister, Birdie Lou Simmons, Atlanta; one brother, Harvey Davenport Jr.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal
May 29, 2002
Claude A. Vinson
Claude Argentine Vinson, 65, of Commerce, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Vinson was born January 9, 1937. He was a son of Ruby Jarrells Vinson, Commerce, and the late George Vinson.
Mr. Vinson was a retired retail businessman, having worked with a grocery store. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses with Minister Donald Christoff officiating. Burial will be in Tabor Chapel Cemetery, Ila.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Vinson is survived by his wife, Josephine Vinson, Commerce; sisters, Betty Beasley, Danielsville, Gladys Haley, College Park, Sara Harrison, Geneva Johnson and Essie Vinson, all of Commerce, and Albertha Rucker, Athens; brother, Leo Vinson, Atlanta; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
May 29, 2002
Nettie S. Moore
Mrs. Nettie Sue Moore, 89, of Nicholson, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Moore was born June 22, 1912, in Madison County, a daughter of the late Tom M. and Emma Lou Perry Kesler.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church. Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie James Moore.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Antioch United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Cathy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Tommy Moore, Center; one daughter, Janie Potts, Jackson; two brothers, Claud Kesler and John Kesler, both of Nicholson; one sister, Sara Farmer Duren, Commerce; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
May 29, 2002
Jack W. Worley
Jack W. Worley, 71, of Hoschton, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Gwinnett Medical Center.
Born in Banks County, Mr. Worley was a son of the late Reuben and Carrie Davis Worley.
He had resided in Barrow County for most of his life and was a former resident of Athens. Mr. Worley was a barber and was a member of Bethabra Baptist Church.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Terry Hawkins and Jack Burgess officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Worley is survived by his wife, Sue Fleeman Worley, Hoschton; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Shelli Craig, Hoschton, and Donnie and Becky Parker, Oxford; grandson, Seth Craig, Hoschton; sisters, Ruby Standridge, Jefferson, Mildred Greene, Hull, and Myrtle Lawson, Nicholson; and two brothers, Roy Worley, Helen, and Bobby Worley, Commerce.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
May 29, 2002
Sallie S. Hutto
Mrs. Sallie Sherrer Hutto, 94, of Hartsville, S.C., died Monday, May 27, 2002.
Mrs. Hutto was born in Carlton, a daughter of the late John W. and Cora Margaret Wynn Sherrer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A.R. Hutto, and a son, Robert E. “Bobby” Hutto.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the chapel of Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville, S.C., with the Revs. Gary Anderson and Douglas Ivey officiating. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in South Fork Cemetery, Carlton.
Survivors include one son, Charles W. “Billy” Hutto, Hartsville, S.C.; one daughter, Margaret Noles, Lexington, S.C.; two sisters, Winnie Smith and Elizabeth Smith, both of Atlanta; one brother, James E. Sherrer, Washington; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
May 29, 2002
Emory P. Morrison
Emory Paul Morrison, 64, of Commerce, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Morrison was born November 6, 1937, in Jackson County, a son of the late Jessie Preston and Edna Wood Morrison.
He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Morrison is survived by his wife, Margot Andes Morrison, Commerce; two sons, Mike Morrison and Stanley Morrison, both of Commerce; two daughters, Connie Deardorff, Watkinsville, and Shirley Hill, Nicholson; three brothers, Darold Morrison and Franklin Morrison, both of Athens, and Larry Morrison, Monroe; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Athens Regional Foundation, 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
May 29, 2002
Leon M. Ray
Homer Mayor Leon M. Ray, 62, of Homer, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Emory Hospital, Atlanta.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Ray was the son of Jimmie Pritchett Ray, Homer, and the late Ottis Ray.
Mr. Ray was a member of Homer Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Georgia Mountain Development Committee and a member of the Banks County Cattleman’s Association.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at Homer Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Crabbe and Jerry Stowe officiating. Burial will be in Banks Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Ray is survived by his wife, Bonnie Whitlock, Homer; son and daughter-in-law, Mitch and Kristen Ray, Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Timmy Duckett, Hollingsworth Community; sisters, Joyce Boswell and Jane Hardman, both of Homer; and grandchildren, Ethan and Brittani Duckett, Hollingsworth Community.
Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to the Homer Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 499, Homer, GA 30547.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
April 11, 2001
Cody S. Sexton
Cody Scott Sexton, 4 months, of Commerce, son of Clayton Randall and Angela Mauldin Sexton, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Infant Sexton was born November 19, 2000, in DeKalb County, Ala.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Zachary Smith, Commerce; maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Louise Mauldin, Commerce; paternal grandparents, Phil and Shirley Sexton, Danielsville, and Chris and Kathy Hansford, Ila; paternal great-grandparents, O.B. and Louise Sexton, Dabney Sorrow and Sarah Fortson, all of Danielsville; and a number of aunts and uncles.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
April 11, 2001
Otha L. Jordan
Otha L. Jordan, 87, of Nicholson, died Thursday, April 5, 2001.
Born in Homer, Mr. Jordan was a son of the late James Pleasant and Mary Lou Cheek Jordan.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, and had worked at a filling station. Mr. Jordan was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Hoyt Johnson officiating.
Survivors include one son, James Wallace Jordan, Athens; two sisters, Burma Sue Smith, Danielsville, and Monti Ray Lu Allen, Commerce; two brothers, Allen Jordan, Ila, and Hayde Jordan, Orlando, Fla.; one grandchild, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
April 11, 2001
Jack Wray
Jack L. Wray, 65, of Crawford, died Sunday, April 8, 2001.
A native of Richmond County, Mr. Wray was a son of the late Thomas L. and Mattie Huff Wray.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the American Legion Post 123, Lexington.
Mr. Wray was employed with the Oglethorpe County School System and was a member of Crawford Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Crawford Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Bruce officiating. The Oglethorpe County High School Class of 1953 and employees of Oglethorpe County School System served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Joni Jean Thomason, Colbert; and one son, Thomas Stephen Wray, Athens.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, Crawford, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
April 11, 2001
Luther E. Wood
Luther E. Wood, 81, of Hull, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001.
Mr. Wood was a son of the late Hinton and Lenora Wilson Wood and the husband of the late Vera Youngblood Wood.
He was a retired carpenter.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Michael Newman Sr. officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Jefferson. Tommy Wood, Micha Quarles, Scot Carson, T.J. Clark, Willie Epps and Church Toney served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sons, Luther E. Wood Jr., Neese, Stanley Wood, Nicholson, and Thomas Wood, Ila; five daughters, Marie Carson, Commerce, Dorothy Harper, Ocala, Fla., Mary Helen Quarles, Watkinsville, Patricia Wood, Hull, and Shelia Herring, Comer; one sister, Ethel Epps, Athens; 32 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
April 11, 2001
Betty M. Lunsford
Mrs. Betty Moseman Lunsford, 74, of Hull, died Monday, April 9, 2001.
Born in Clarke County, Mrs. Lunsford was a daughter of the late Harry C. Moseman Sr. and Ollie Butler Moseman. She was the wife of the late William M. Lunsford.
Mrs. Lunsford was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Barry Black officiating. Steve Bates, David Tyner, Clay Strickland, Bobby Strickland, Lindsay Brock, Lance Tyner and Ricky Scarbrough served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Lunsford Bomgardner, Callahan, Fla., Kathy Lunsford Tyner and Laura Lunsford Campbell, both of Hull, and Margie Lunsford Bennett, Edgefield, S.C.; one brother, Harry C. Moseman Jr., Athens; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
April 11, 2001
Claude J. McCurdy Jr.
Claude Johnson "Mac" McCurdy Jr., 87, formerly of Chamblee and Danielsville, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Christian City Convalescent Center of complications from Alzheimer's Disease.
Mr. McCurdy was born January 26, 1914, in Banks County, the fourth of seven children, to Blonnie Chambers McCurdy and Claude J. McCurdy Sr.
He spent most of his working years in the paint manufacturing industry. Mr. McCurdy was an entrepreneur who founded Maxi-Kote Paint Company and Mercury Spray Equipment in Chamblee, where he lived with his family for 30 years.
He was a devoted member of the Lions Club and served in various positions on the board. Mr. McCurdy was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chamblee, and later Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, Danielsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Rosemary Speir McCurdy, his oldest son, C.J. McCurdy III, a grandchild, a brother, and a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at at H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, Atlanta. Burial will be in North Atlanta Memorial Park.
Mr. McCurdy is survived by his wife, Lyla Bennett McCurdy, Union City; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Glenn Jones, Norcross, and Margaret and Ernest Saunders, Hoschton; son and daughter-in-law, William and Anita McCurdy, Daytona Beach, Fla.; step-daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Steven Ekstrom, Paris, Texas; sisters, Monteen Winkleman, LeHigh Acres, Fla., and Blondine Andrews, Rainesville, Ala.; brothers, William McCurdy, Braselton, and George Wesley McCurdy, Royston; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christian City Convalescent Center in Union City, Ga., or to the Alzheimer's Association.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at H.M. Patterson Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, located at 4550 Peachtree Road.
H.M. Patterson Oglethorpe Hill Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
April 11, 2001
Thelma D. Lewallen
Mrs. Thelma Duncan Lewallen, 92, of Homer, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Lewallen was born January 25, 1909, a daughter of the late Alvin and Hattie Bray Duncan.
She was a homemaker and a member of Homer Baptist Church. Mrs. Lewallen was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Lewallen, and a daughter, Doris Tucker.
Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in Banks Memorial Gardens, Homer, with the Revs. Jim McClendon and Jerry Stowe officiating.
Survivors include one son, Bobby Lewallen, Homer; one brother, Hoyt Duncan, Commerce; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
June 20, 2001
James R. Casper
James Roy Casper, 71, of Athens, a native of Barrow County, died Sunday, June 17, 2001.
Mr. Casper had lived in the Athens-Clarke County area for most of his life and was retired from Cartey Electric Motor Services.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Syble Casper Shelton, and two brothers, Victor E. Casper and Robert F. Casper.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Leon Pass officiating. Burial was in Whitworth Cemetery. Melvin Cheek, Travis Ingram, Marty Casper, Richard Gordon, Bobby Ramsey, Keith Cartey, Jonathan Casper and Steven Casper served as pallbearers. Members of The Dirty Dozen Hunting Club served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sara Brown Casper; son, Steven Casper, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Kathy Casper, Nicholson; two step-grandsons, Steve Atkins, Memphis, Tenn., and Travis Ingram, Nicholson; one step-great-granddaughter; one step-great-grandson; one sister, Anne Finch, Athens; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Johnnie Casper, Danielsville, and Gene and Patty Casper, Nicholson; sister-in-law, Diane Casper, Bogart; and several nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
June 20, 2001
Ellie M. Tucker
Mrs. Ellie Merle Tucker, 90, of Athens, died Sunday, June 17, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Tucker was born August 7, 1910, a daughter of the late Luther and Cora Allen Ginn.
She was a former school teacher in Madison County during the 1930s and was a member of the First Christian Church of Athens. Mrs. Tucker was active in Brownie and Girl Scouts as a leader, as well as the Cub and Boy Scouts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Allen Tucker.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Minister Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Christian Church cemetery. Leonard Ginn, Joe Ginn and Mike Lacey served as pallbearers. Mrs. Tucker's nephews, Boyd Drake, Coley Lacey, Dennis Drake, Ricky Dalton and Dr. Sam Vickery, served as honorary pallbearers, along with friends, Donald Cofer and George Hart.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Sid and Karen Tucker, Granbury, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Pat Tucker Garrison and Billy Garrison, Commerce; grandchildren, Sidney L. Tucker Jr., Rowlett, Texas, Thomas Lloyd Allen Tucker, Augusta, Kan., Joe Allen Tinsley Jr., Valdosta, and Patricia Ann Tinsley, Atlanta; and a great-grandson, Sidney L. Tucker III, Wichita, Kan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3120 Raymond Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
June 20, 2001
William F. Childers
William Frasier Childers, 84, of Greenville, S.C., died Wednesday, June 13, 2001.
Born in Oglethorp County, Mr. Childers was a son of the late Walter David and Minnie E. Patton Childers. He was the husband of the late Mildred E. McCarty Childers.
Mr. Childers was a carpenter with Cothran Sims & Barker Builders and was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church. He was also a member of Woodmen of the World.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, in the chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery, West.
Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Jenkins, Marietta; two sisters, Mrs. Oneil McCarty and Naomi Watson, both of Greenville, S.C., and Lou Nell Morris, Colbert; one brother, Herman Childers, Colbert; two grandchildren, Kim Stevenson, Douglasville, and Darren Jenkins, Marietta; and four great-grandchildren, Rachael, Daniel and KayLeigh Stevenson and Ashlee Jenkins.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, NW, was in charge of arrangements, with Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, handling local arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
June 20, 2001
James W. Eberhart
James Walter Eberhart, 77, of Athens, died Saturday, June 16, 2001.
A native of Colbert, Mr. Eberhart was a son of the late Hoyt Adam Eberhart and Mae Willie Burroughs Eberhart.
He was the retired owner of Eberhart Television Repair Service and was a member of Forest Heights Baptist Church. Mr. Eberhart was a veteran of World War II, serving in Company A of the 133rd infantry, where he fought in the European theater and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Purdy officiating.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ida Mae Burgess Eberhart; four daughters, Carol Slay, Winterville, Linda Iza, Bogart, Diane Brewer, Crawford, and Janice Sand, Athens; two sons, Jim Eberhart, Athens, and Steve Eberhart, Bishop; three sisters, Dot Brewer, Athens, and Mary Carter and Louise Campbell, both of Fairburn; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
June 20, 2001
Joseph S. Eterno
Joseph Sebastian Eterno, 80, of Homer, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at his residence.
Born February 8, 1921, in Wayne County, Mich., Mr. Eterno was the son of the late Vincent William and Frances Nazione Eterno.
He was a retired locksmith and was a member of St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Mission. Mr. Eterno was also a member of the American Legion, Gainesville Lodge #219 F&AM and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Mission with Father Richard Tibbits officiating.
Mr. Eterno is survived by his wife, Mary Lois Jones Eterno, Homer; one son, Vincent Eterno, Homer; three daughters, Rose Adams, Maysville, Jenifer Perry Hinson, Cornelia, and Francine Salbatore, Armada, Mich.; two sisters, Jennie Pernicano, San Diego, Calif., and Frances Turner, New Baltimore, Mich.; and 13 grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
June 20, 2001
Oeline S. Bridges
Mrs. Oeline Strickland Bridges, 53, of Danielsville, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at her residence.
Born in Madison County, Mrs. Bridges was a daughter of the late Obediah and Kathleen Alewine Strickland.
She was employed as a dieti-tian with Ila Elementary School.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bridges was preceded in death by a brother, Leon Strickland.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. David Strickland officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery. Wesley Bridges, Wade Bridges, Harry Wilson, Stuart Strickland, Lamar Bond and Mark Bridges served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Bridges is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Bridges, Danielsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
June 20, 2001
James Patrick Sr.
James Clinton Patrick Sr., 54, of Colbert, died Friday, June 15, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Patrick was a son of Mary Huff Scoggins and the late Raymond Patrick Sr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Cecil Holcombe officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Nancy Patrick; two daughters, Sherry Patrick Lavender, Monroe, and Christine Patrick, Colbert; four sons, David Patrick, James Patrick Jr., Ronnie Patrick and Donnie Patrick, all of Colbert; and one sister, Ethel Scoggins, Colbert.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
June 20, 2001
Rev. Jarrett E. McClain
The Rev. Jarrett E. McClain, 75, of Colbert, died Thursday, June 14, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. McClain was a son of the late James Frank and Odessa Brooks McClain.
He was a World War II veteran and was a retired minister. Mr. McClain was a member of the First Apolistic Church of Bishop.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Kenith McClain.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Curtis Lee Hammond and G. Hubert Hammond officiating. Burial was in the Grove Chapel Congregational Holiness Church cemetery. Bobby McClain, Wayne McClain, Ricky McClain, James McClain, Michael McClain and Jeff Hammond served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Dessa M. McClain, Colbert, Sherry L. Hand, Anderson, S.C., and Crissy Sims, Comer; one son, Terry Scott McClain, Colbert; four sisters, Mary A. Fiveash, Crawford, Allie Lou Pollock, Green Cove Springs, Fla., Patsy Nell McClain, Hull, and Hazel Huss, Champaign, Ill.; one brother, Florence J. "Skeet" McClain, Augusta; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
June 20, 2001
Frances D. Benton
Mrs. Frances Dora Benton, 80, of Colbert, died Saturday, June 16, 2001.
Born in Sanana, Texas, Mrs. Benton was a daughter of the late Foster and Ina Crossnae Watts.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Colbert United Methodist Church. Mrs. Benton was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Benton, and a son, Sammy Benton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Grady Wigley and James Haralson officiating. Burial was in Colbert Cemetery. Charles Parr, Will Whaley, Leroy Parr, Tommy Simmons, Matthew Porterfield and Crosby Head served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Benton is survived by one son, Chris Benton, Colbert; one sister, Alvone Penn; and four grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
June 20, 2001
Albert M. Wilson
Albert Millard Wilson, 80, of Athens, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001.
Born in Washington County, Tenn., Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Charlie Wilson and Rachael Rice Wilson.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was owner of Wilson T.V. & Appliance Co. Mr. Wilson was of the Methodist denomination.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Lee McGalliard Wilson, and a son, John Albert Wilson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet Seagraves, Hull; one son, Joseph Wesley Wilson, Hull; two brothers, Deadrick Wilson, Tullahoma, Tenn., and Robert Wilson, Portland, Ore.; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, is in charge of arrangements.


The Madison County Journal,
June 20, 2001
Bobby D. Stephenson
Albert M. Wilson
Bobby Dwight "Bird" Stephenson, 42, of Commerce, died Saturday, June 16, 2001.
Mr. Stephenson was born April 11, 1959, in Jackson County. He was a son of Leon and Frances Cowart Stephenson, Commerce.
Mr. Stephenson was employed with Roper Pump Company. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Johnnie Sue and Odell Stephenson.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Stephenson is survived by his wife, Tammy Reed Stephenson, Commerce; two sons, Michael Reed and Bobby Stephenson, both of Commerce; and two brothers, Josh Stephenson, Danielsville, and Mickey Stephenson, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Jackson Herald,
February 14, 2001
Ed Woods

Former prison guard
MAYSVILLE - Ed Woods, 70, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Woods was born April 22, 1930, a son of the late John and Maude Strickland Woods.
He had been employed with the State of Georgia as a prison guard.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 12, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Will Herring officiating. Burial was in Rabun County Memorial Park, Clayton.
Mr. Woods is survived by his wife, Genie S. Woods, Maysville; two sons, Danny Woods, Homer, and Michael E. Woods, Maysville; two daughters, Johnnie Flores, Gainesville, and Edna Funderburk, Danielsville; one sister, Bill Scarbough, Ila; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Banks County News,
November 7, 2001
Louise P. Boswell
Mrs. Louise P. Boswell, 71, Commerce, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001.
Mrs. Boswell was born in LaFrance, S.C., a daughter of the late Clifford and Quida Ramsey Pitts.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Boswell was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Jewell.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Boswell is survived by her husband, George Boswell, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Cameron and Kelley Boswell, Commerce; one daughter and son-in-law, Candice B. and Shannon Hoxit, Danielsville; one sister, Caroldine DeLoach, Riverdale; three grandchildren, Sheila Cassidy and Madison and Montana Hoxit, Danielsville; a niece, Terrie Lynn Wood; and a number of other nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Madison County, Georgia

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