Miscellaneous Madison County, Georgia Obituaries
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Essie M. Scoggins 
Mrs. Essie Moon Scoggins, 85, of Colbert, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998. 
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Scoggins was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Mary Ann Moon. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Scoggins was preceded in death by her husband, John Scoggins. 
Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 20, in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. 
Survivors include two sons, Randall Scoggins, Colbert, and Franklin Scoggins, Ila; one sister, Merbelle Collier, Sylacauga, Ala.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
The Madison County Journal, November 25, 1998 

Bonnie E. Horne 
Mrs. Bonnie E. Horne, 47, of Danielsville, died Sunday, November 22, 1998. 
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Horne was a daughter of the late J.P. and Pearlie Lee Chastain Craft. 
She was a homemaker and a member of Ross Chapel Baptist Church. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Ross Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Mickey Pike and James Shelton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Raymond Gunn, Curtis Gholston, Frankie Gunn, Shane David, John Pulliam and Brian Ledbetter served as pallbearers. 
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Horne; one son, Timothy Horne, Danielsville; six sisters, Ruby Hilliard, Anderson, S.C., Peggy Rooks and Faye Gunn, both of Danielsville, Mary Gosnell, Greenwood, S.C., Judy David, Winterville, and Lucy Aaron, Social Circle; five brothers, Marvin, Roger and Billy Craft, all of Watkinsville, Jack Craft, Danielsville, and Michael Craft, Hull; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
The Madison County Journal, November 25, 1998 

Mary A. Coile 
Mrs. Mary Agnes Coile, 85, of Athens, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998. 
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Coile was a daughter of the late Cleveland and Mary Lee Moore Simmons. 
She was a lifelong resident of the Athens area and was a retiree of Chicopee Mills. 
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 19, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with Dr. Rick Standard officiating. Burial was in the Meadow Baptist Church cemetery. 
Survivors include her husband, Albert Coile; two daughters, Faye Bailey, Cleveland, Tenn., and Judith Donohoe, Athens; one son, Wayne Coile, Lithonia; one sister, Nellie McKearn, Athens; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 
The Madison County Journal, November 25, 1998 

 
Edith McEntire 
Mrs. Edith McEntire, 78, of Alto, died Friday, November 20, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness. 
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. McEntire was born Sept. 2, 1920. She was a daughter of the late Shuford and Viola Tomlin Eller. 
Mrs. McEntire was a homemaker and of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry McEntire, a son, John David McEntire, and a brother, L.G. Eller. 
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 22, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Sanford Kimbrell and Dennis Wade officiating. burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery. 
Survivors include four daughters, Joyce Wiley and Sylvia Dill, both of Alto, and Carolyn Alexander and Leeola Worley, both of Cornelia; three sons, Troy McEntire, Cornelia, and Robert and Charles McEntire, both of Alto; one sister, Pearline Gragg, Demorest; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 
The Madison County Journal, November 25, 1998

Remonda Highfield
Remonda Highfield, 28, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Highfield was born July 5, 1972, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Bobby and Ellen Martha Barrett Highfield.
Highfield was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Strickland officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Thompson; two daughters, Courtney Baker and Renee Baker, both of Commerce; three brothers, Jason Highfield, Eatonton, and John Highfield and Wayne Highfield, both of Danielsville; and one sister, Gail Ramsey, Danielsville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 30, 2000

Bruce E. Neave
Bruce Edward Neave, 35, of Martin, died Saturday, August 26, 2000.
Mr. Neave was born March 7, 1965, in Oakland, Calif. He was a son of Sybilene Pritchett Neave, Martin, and James Lloyd Neave, Comer.
As an independent contractor, Mr. Neave was a drywall finisher and the owner of Neave Brothers Construction Company. He attended Franklin County High School and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 29, at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Grady Jordan and Duane Eller officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Tracy Coker Neave; one son, Brian James Neave; one step-son, Justin Grier; one step-daughter, Kathi Grier; two brothers, Jeff Neave, Alto, and Mike Neave, Seneca, S.C.; and one sister, Sheila Westbrooks, Royston.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the benefit fund established for his son, Brian, c/o Northeast Georgia Bank, Brian Neave Fund.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 30, 2000

Ruth F. Hardigree
Mrs. Ruth F. Hardigree, 85, of Statham, formerly of Athens, died Monday, August 28, 2000.
Mrs. Hardigree was born in Madison County, a daughter of the late Dan and Anna Barber Fouche.
She was a retired beautician and was a member of Young Harris United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hardigree was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Hardigree, and nine brothers.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 30, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Marsingill officiating. 
Mrs. Hardigree is survived by one brother, Luther Fouche, Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Young Harris United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 973 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 30, 2000

Laura M. Brittain
Mrs. Laura McCrackin Brittain, 85, of Lexington, died Monday, August 28, 2000.
Mrs. Brittain was born in Yancey County, N.C., a daughter of the late Had and Maggie Boone McCrackin. 
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Mrs. Brittain was preceded in death by her husband, George Stanley Brittain, and two daughters, Patsy J. Smith and Phyllis Dunn Ashley.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 30, in Danielsville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Greg Warren, Mike Brittain, Lamar Stephens, Allan Phillips, Clifford Davis and Bennie Davis served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Vivian B. Abercrombie, Danielsville; one son, Ray S. Brittain, Watkinsville; one step-son, David Ray Wood, Union, S.C.; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 30, 2000 

Hilda B. Johnson
Mrs. Hilda B. Johnson, 70, of Hull, died Friday, August 25, 2000.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Tom and Marceline Epps Bradley.
She was a member of Hull Baptist Church. 
Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Johnson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 29, at Hull Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Members of the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department Honor Guard served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Pattie Johnson, Hull; two sons, Tommy M. Johnson and Danny P. Johnson, both of Hull; one sister, Connie B. McCurley, Crawford; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 30, 2000

James C. Hyde
James Cecil Hyde, 59, of Maysville, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at Gwinnett Medical Center.
Mr. Hyde was born December 17, 1940, in Wallace, W.Va. He was a son of the late Roy and Minnie Steir Hyde.
Mr. Hyde was employed as an electrician. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Curtis Hyde.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Minister Jeff Coalson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Hyde is survived by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Hyde; three sons, David R. Hyde, Fayetteville, Michael L. Hyde, Locust Grove, and Patrick J. Hyde, Commerce; two daughters, Mary Jo Moore, Sardis, W.Va., and Linda M. Waldrop, Ila; three brothers, David Hyde, Tallahassee, Fla., Robert Hyde, Houston, Texas, and Roger Hyde, Tempe, Ariz.; two sisters, Marilyn Murdock, Tulsa, Okla., and Mary Orme, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; and 12 grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 30, 2000

Phillip C. Dove
Phillip Carey Dove, 29, of Waldo, Fla., died Friday, August 25, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Dove was born March 22, 1971, in Clarke County. He was a son of James Daniel and Cynthia Arnold Dove, Colbert.
Mr. Dove was a painter.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 27, at Appalachee Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Appalachee Cemetery. Mike McBurnett, Shannon Elder, Rickey Higginbotham, Lanier Stephens, Steve Potter, Mark Cochran, Joe Adcock and Dwain Paraham served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Jason Daniel Dove, Colbert; two half-brothers, Jace C. Gordon and David C. Gordon, both of Athens; two half-sisters, Susan Ann Gordon, Athens, and Shannon L. Gordon, Wichita Falls, Texas; maternal grandparents, Mrs. Sylvia Cochran McCannon, Athens, and Bill McCannon, Watkinsville; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Myrtie Shedd Dove, Colbert; companion, Kathryn Deming, Waldo, Fla.; and one nephew.
Simmons Funeral Home, Madison, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 30, 2000

Annie M. Dixon
Mrs. Annie Mae Dixon, 87, of Danielsville, died Saturday, May 13, 2000.
A native and longtime resident of Madison County, Mrs. Dixon was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Stephens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Dixon, and two sons, Jimmy Edwards and Henry Edwards.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 15, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. John Edwards officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include six daughters, Jerrie Edwards, Danielsville, Ann Strickland, Carolyn Strickland, Barbara Streetman and Mary Sorrow, all of Hull, and Sherry Bramlett, Farmington; one brother, Buster Stephens, Griffin; 18 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 17, 2000

Fannie M. Gentry
Mrs. Fannie Mag McElreath Strickland Gentry, 94, of Comer, died Thursday, May 11, 2000.
Mrs. Gentry was born in Gainesville, a daughter of the late Jim and Ada Greenway McElreath.
She was a resident of Madison County for 75 years. Mrs. Gentry was a retired seamstress with Stitchcraft and was a member of Meadow Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Candler Strickland, her second husband, Henry Gentry, and a son, James Richard Strickland.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 12, at Meadow Baptist Church with the Revs. Gene Todd and Joe Dooley officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery. Billy Andrews, Terry Scarborough, Danny Lord, Ellis Rhoden, Joe White and Tal Sorrow served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Hoke Randolph Strickland, Comer, and Emory Randolph Strickland, Hull; one sister, Emma Strickland, Colbert; two brothers, John McElreath and Charlie McElreath, both of Danielsville; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Madison County Library, c/o Blind Fund, 1315 Hwy. 98, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 17, 2000

Thomas J. Morgan
Thomas J. Morgan, 52, of Commerce, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000.
Mr. Morgan was born November 16, 1947. He was a son of Mary Nell Morgan, Lavonia, and the late Bud Morgan.
Mr. Morgan was a farmer and raised cattle.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Janet Evans Morgan; two sons, Jeff Morgan, Miami, Fla., and Tommy Morgan, Commerce; four daughters, Angela McKee, Tallahassee, Fla., Amanda and Melinda Morgan, both of Commerce, and Lisa Morgan, Colbert; one brother, Larry Morgan, Lakeland, Fla.; four sisters, Clara Lou Carol, Alabama, Mary Ann Ogletree, Commerce, and Debra Shook, Lavonia; and 12 grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 17, 2000

Lorine K. Bray
Mrs. Lorine K. Bray, 93, of Crawford, died Saturday, May 13, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Bray was a daughter of the late Sam and Nezzie Martin Kitchens.
She was a retiree of Jefferson Mills and was a member of Crawford Pentecostal Church for 61 years. Mrs. Bray was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Berlin Bray, and five sons, Dorsey Bray, Seneca Bray, James Bray, Norman Bray and Vernon Bray.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16, at Crawford Pentecostal Church with the Rev. B.G. Miller officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Mrs. Bray's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Catherine Stowe, Monroe; four sons, Lewis Miller and Billy Bray, both of Athens, Ferrell Bray, Flowery Branch, and Larry Bray, Comer; 46 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, Crawford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 17, 2000

James J. House
James Junior House, 74, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. House was born August 12, 1925, in Madison County. He was a son of Maude Coile House, Danielsville, and the late Curtis James House.
Mr. House was retired from Monroe Auto Equipment Company, Hartwell, and was a member of Bluestone Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Bluestone Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Jenkins and David McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. House's nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Margaret Adams House; one daughter, Karen Melissa Fox, Easley, S.C.; two brothers, Ralph House and Dorris House, both of Danielsville; two sisters, Geneva House and Montine Hammond, both of Danielsville; and two grandchildren, Rachel Fox and Anthony Fox, both of Easley, S.C.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Camp Maranatha, c/o Alan Reynolds, P.O. Box 51, Ila, GA 30647.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 17, 2000 

Lora J. Fowler
Mrs. Lora Jennens Fowler, 70, of Braselton, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Fowler was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late Willie Mae Anderson and Grady Jennens.
She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Baptist Church, Braselton. Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by her husband, William Fowler.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13, at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Phillips officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Lavern Burks, Braselton, and Wanda Lafauvre, Kissimmee, Fla.; three sisters, Mae Streerman, Mancheaster, and Jean Davis and Betty Waters, both of Gillsville; two brothers, Alfred Jennens, Okechobee, Fla., and John L. Jennens, Ila; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 17, 2000

Robert J. Watkins
Robert Johnson Watkins, 69, of Nicholson, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Watkins was born July 1, 1930, in Madison County. He was a son of the late Ferd and Ruby Jarrett Watkins. 
Mr. Watkins was retired from Barnett Trucking.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Allen Seagraves officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include his wife, Nina Martin Watkins; two sons, Keith Watkins, Nicholson, and Randy Watkins, Commerce; three daughters, Barbara Lester, Kay Richardson and Lynn Watkins, all of Nicholson; one brother, A.J. Watkins, Hull; one sister, Marcline Howington, Nicholson; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 17, 2000

Roland Coutu
Roland Coutu, 81, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000.
A native of Massachusetts, Mr. Coutu was retired as owner and operator of The Coin Shop in Jefferson.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 12, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Coutu; five sons, Bernard Coutu, Ronald Coutu, Michael Coutu, Matthew Coutu and Christopher Coutu; and several grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 17, 2000

Roy J. Floyd
Roy Junior Floyd, 64, of Danielsville, died Thursday, May 11, 2000.
A lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Floyd was a son of the late Roy Malone and Mary Francine Martin Floyd.
He retired from Holsolm Bakery in Athens, and was later employed with Dixie Leisure, Comer.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Floyd; one daughter, Pamela D. Floyd, Danielsville; one son, Luther D. Floyd, Bon Aqua, Tenn.; three sisters, Mary Scarborough and Lucille Phillips, both of Danielsville, and Betty Biles, Dillsburg, Pa.; two brothers, William Floyd, Harrisburg, Pa., and Larry "Buddy" Floyd, Commerce; and three grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 17, 2000

Douglas W. Rogers
Douglas Wayne Rogers, 55, of Winterville, died Saturday, May 13, 2000.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Rogers was a son of the late Vendal Newborn Rogers and Jessie Lou Brewer Rogers.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 16, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Williams Rogers; one daughter, Sharon Poss-Bradshaw, Loganville; four sisters, Hazel Tolbert and Sue Pethel, both of Athens, Brenda Craft, Danielsville, and Judy Wright, Bishop; and one grandchild.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 17, 2000

Peggy J. Barber
Mrs. Peggy Jane Barber, 48, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000.
Born in Madison County, Mrs. Barber was a daughter of Mary Hunsinger Gaddis and the late Howard O. Gaddis.
She was a bookkeeper for Madison County and was a member of Macedonia Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 9, at Macedonia Holiness Church with the Revs. William Anglin and Artis Anglin officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Tim Smith, Trampus Anglin, HC West, Frank Sanders, Carter Dove and Jerone Hill served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Ricky Barber; one son, Michael Dowell, Ila; three sisters, Becky Anglin, Danielsville, Wanda Callaway, Carlton, and Donna Hunsinger, Athens; four brothers, George Gaddis, Billy Gaddis, Jr. Gaddis and Greg Gaddis, all of Danielsville; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 14, 2000

Jeanette B. Sheridan
Mrs. Jeanette Brown Sheridan, 81, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Sheridan was born June 17, 1918, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Van and Nellie Langford Brown.
Mrs. Sheridan was a retired bookkeeper with Williams Energies and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Augustus Sheridan, a brother, Otho Brown, and four sisters, Quilla Brown, Stella Henley, Jessie Beville and Recie Black.
Mrs. Sheridan was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 9, at Providence Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Tucker and Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Miriam Sheridan, Bowman; granddaughter, Mimi Sheridan, Bowman; and several nephews.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 14, 2000

John D. Collins
John David Collins, 53, of Colbert, died Thursday, June 8, 2000.
Mr. Collins was born in Clarke County, a son of John Ed and Marjorie Clark Collins.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War, and was employed as a locksmith with the University of Georgia. 
No services will be held.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 14, 2000

Jimmy H. Collins
Jimmy Hamilton Collins, 64, of Maysville, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Collins was born October 17, 1935, in Jackson County. He was a son of Charles E. and Faye Tucker Collins, Commerce.
Mr. Collins was a retired auditor and a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Anne Collins.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 14, at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sandra Carter Collins; two sons, Jay Hamilton Collins, Atlanta, and Jimmy David Collins, Ila; one daughter, Robin Renee Scoggins, Ila; two step-sons, Casey Evans, Maysville, and Edward Chuck Evans, Gainesville; one sister, Charla Lowe, Commerce; a foster brother, Gerald Mullins, Redding, Calif.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 14, 2000

Pauline S. Pittman
Mrs. Pauline Seagraves Pittman, 88, of Nicholson, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home.
Mrs. Pittman was born March 15, 1912, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Arb and Nobie Gunnells Seagraves.
Mrs. Pittman was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theo Otis Pittman, and two sons, Otis Pittman and Billy Pittman.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 11, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Henry Pittman, Nicholson; one daughter, Hazel Lester, Nicholson; one brother, J.B. Seagraves, Kannapolis, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 14, 2000 

Telford B. Lord
Telford Bert Lord, 53, of Commerce, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Lord was born November 25, 1946, in Jackson County. He was a son of Betty Shirley Lord and the late Telford L. Lord.
Mr. Lord was a graduate of Commerce High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War, and was retired from Bell South.
Private graveside services were held Wednesday, June 14, at Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, with Randy Wilhite officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Patty Lord; three daughters, Denise Roberson, Athens, Teresa Wilhite, Buford, and Jeanna Skelton, Braselton; one sister, Marvalee Townsend, Marietta; two brothers, Robin Lord, Commerce, and John Shirley Lord, North Carolina; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 14, 2000

J.B. Humphries
J.B. Humphries, 74, of Commerce, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Humphries was born October 21, 1925, a son of the late Allie and Genevie Smith Humphries.
He had been employed as a truck driver.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 10, at New Bridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Manus and Verner London officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Flora Gerrell Humphries; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Malcolm Turner Vest, Commerce; one brother, Reeves Humphries, Demorest; three sisters, Vavanelle Keenan and Kathryn London, both of Cleveland, and Everene Stover, Gainesville; two granddaughters, Malinda and Jennifer Vest; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 14, 2000

Otis C. Barnett
Otis C. "Junior" Barnett, 63, of Nicholson, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Barnett was born June 12, 1937, in Jackson County. He was a son of Ovida Mildred Wilson Barnett, Nicholson, and the late Otis Barnett.
Mr. Barnett was retired from Dairy Pak and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Pittman Barnett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at New Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Keith Barnett, Nicholson; one daughter, Wanda Barnett, Nicholson; five brothers, Bobby Barnett, Arnoldsville, Jimmy Lee Barnett, Rome, N.Y., Mickey Barnett, Athens, and Weldon Barnett and Wendell Todd Barnett, both of Nicholson; and four sisters, Walla Mae Butler, Danielsville, Gail Edwards, Hull, Agnes Peterman, Nicholson, and Betty Ann Poole, Anderson, S.C.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 14, 2000

Amos E. Faulkner
Amos Earl "Rusty" Faulkner, 70, of Commerce, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Faulkner was born July 31, 1929, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Patrick S. and Essie Porter Faulkner. 
Mr. Faulkner was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War, and was retired from Delta Airlines. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and a member of Hudson Lodge #294 F&AM.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 11, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Jestean Minish Faulkner; two sons, Greg Faulkner, McDonough, and Patrick Faulkner, Monroe; one daughter, Diane Smith, Athens; one brother, M.S. Faulkner, Snellville; one sister, Florence Voyles, Commerce; and five grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 14, 2000


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