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Charles Robinson
Charles Edward Robinson Jr., of Colbert, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.
He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Charles and Ilene Robinson. He was a sheet metal worker and member of Sheet Metal Worker’s Local Union #85.
Survivors include daughters, Norma Coley, Athens, Donna Robinson, Watkinsville; brothers, Tommy Robertson, Colbert, Billy Ray Robinson, Maysville; sister, Janice Chrisley, Maysville; grandson, Justin White; nephew, Samuel Robinson.
A memorial reception will be held Saturday, May 3.
Memorial contributions may be made to International Society for Stem Cell Research, 111 Deer Lake Rd., Suite 100, Deerfield, IL 60015.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008.

Arnist Findley
Arnist Leola Jordan Findley, 89, of Royston, died Friday, April 25, 2008.
She was born in Madison County on April 18, 1919, the daughter of the late General Lee and Nancy Booth Jordan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Vanna United Methodist Church. Mrs. Findley was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Aubrey Findley; son, Douglas Findley; grandchildren, Donna Allen and Sharon Scarborough; great-grandchild, Alijah Fleeman; and a host of brothers and sisters.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Sue Findley and Betty and Danny Brown, all of Royston; sister, Carlee Rousey, Royston; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Jack Findley III, Barbara Nash and Kenneth Vanderford officiating. Burial was in the Vanna United Methodist Church cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008.

Sophie Howell
Sophie Kate Howell, infant daughter of Glen and Dana Miller Howell of Danielsville, died Friday, April 25, 2008, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.
Survivors in addition to her parents, include a brother, Luke Howell, Danielsville; grandparents, Bobby and Evelyn Howell and Robert and Linda Miller, all of Danielsville; great-grandmothers, Zell Miller and Naovie Phillips, both of Danielsville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were held Monday, April 28, at the Danielsville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jerome Howell officiating.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008.

June Kinder
June Yvonne Clauss Kinder, 82, of Royston, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Anderson Regional Medical Center in Anderson, S.C.
She was born in Baltimore, Md., on June 9, 1925, the daughter of the late August and Edna Sheckles Clauss. She was a homemaker and member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Elberton. Mrs. Kinder was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Julius Kinder Sr.
Survivors include sons, Albert Kinder Jr. and Richard W. Kinder Sr., both of Royston; daughters, Shirley Coale, Pendleton, S.C., and Linda Emmerich, Royston; brother, Hubert Clauss, Baltimore, Md.; sister, Bertha Pfisterer, Baltimore, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Elberton with Pastor Elizabeth Birkholz officiating. Burial was in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20 Forest Ave., Elberton, Ga. 30635.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008.

Pauline Skelton
Pauline Gaines Skelton, 88, of Royston, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Born in Elbert County on June 29, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Carswell and Tallie Lee Gaines. She was a homemaker and member of the Holly Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Skelton was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Farris Skelton; daughter, Camilla Mize, brother, Carswell Gaines Jr.; and sisters, Eula Herring, Rose Partain, Fannie Teasley and Mamie Shoemate.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Doris Skelton, Hartwell, Randy and Dell Skelton, Royston; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Johnny Childs, Conyers, and Carol and William Pilgrim, Royston; brothers, Albert Gaines and Joe W. Gaines, both of Elberton; son-in-law, George Mize, Royston; sisters, Jackie Stratton and Gerri Bessinger, both of Elberton; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, at the Holly Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Wilett, Joe Black and Troy Ayers officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008.

J.C. Dove
James Charlie Dove, 70, of Hartwell, died Friday, April 25, 2008, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.
Born in Franklin County on June 24, 1937, he was the son of the late Burkey and Lessie Toler Dove. He was an auto body technician. Mr. Dove was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Ruth Alewine Dove; daughter, Christine Marlene Dove; and a sister, Doris Vance.
Survivors include a son, Ricky Dove, Hartwell; daughter, Shelby Lester, Comer; brothers, Albert Dove and Herman Dove, both of Royston, and Albert Dove, Bethlehem; one grandchild; and a sister, Eva Mae Parham, Bowman.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 28, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Franklin Memorial Gardens-South.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, may 1, 2008.

Julius Mize
Julius Talmadge Mize, 77, of Bowman, died Friday, April 25, 2008, at the Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton.
He was born in Hart County on September 15, 1930, the son of the late Otho C. and Quillie Winn Mize. He was owner and operator of Mize Cabinet Shop and was a member of the Unity Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Mr. Mize was preceded in death by brothers, Lee, Ernest and Warren Mize; and a sister, Dora Whitmire.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Brown Mize, Bowman; son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Betsy Mize, Athens; daughters and sons-in-law, Latrice and Scott Clifton, Augusta, and Becky and Stoney Anderson, Royston; grandchildren, Ambrey Mize and Andrew Mize; brothers, Wilburn Mize, Dewy Rose, Alvin Mize, James Mize and Nelson Mize, all of Vanna, Arnold Mize and Jep Mize, both of the Holly Springs Community; and sisters, Lettie Roberts, Tignall, Alice Todd and Lois Mize, both of Bowman.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 28, at the Unity Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Williams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Life Enrichment Center at Unity Baptist Church, 3908 Hwy. 17 South, Royston, Ga. 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal,, May 1, 2008.

Ernestine Mathews
Ernestine Faust Mathews, 89, of Lexington, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at her residence, surrounded by her family.
She was born on April 28, 1918, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Louellen L. Faust. Mrs. Mathews was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Mathews; sons, Charles E. and W. Howard Mathews; and a brother, Howard P. Faust.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Dyanne M. and Ronald Mize, Winterville, LynAnne Mathews, Lake Ann, Mich.; a son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Ellen Mathews, Lexington; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Joyce Mathews, Lexington, and Linda Mathews, Comer; brother, James A. Faust (Jo), Lexington; many nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver, Gail Wood, Athens.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 24, at Glade Baptist Church with the Revs. David Burt and George Ormsbee officiating. Burial was in Mathews Family Cemetery in Carlton. Grandsons were pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Glade Baptist Church or St. Mary’s Hospice.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, Crawford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008.
Donald Doster
Donald E. Doster, 70, of Statham, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008.
Born in Oconee County, he was the son of the late William Howard and Myrtle Lowe Doster. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Christian Church, and was retired from Westinghouse (A.B.B.) in Athens as a fork lift operator in the shipping department.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Kirk Doster, Statham; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Martin Kesler, Nicholson, Tania Scott, Danielsville, and Kristie and Marc Harwell, Statham; grandchildren, Charli Kesler, Joseph Doster, Justin Scott, Clay Kesler, Mason Harwell and Kesley Harwell; brothers, Lamar Doster, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Carl Doster, McDonough; and sisters, Dorothy Turner, Gainesville, Fla., Ann Barber and Nancy Shadley, both of Statham, Carolyn Shannon, Colbert.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 25, at Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Robert Stamey officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008.

Dorothy Dyer
Dorothy Jean Dyer, 62, of Commerce, died Friday, April 25, 2008, at her residence.
She was born in Carroll County, the daughter of the late Troy and Pauline Hannah Daniel. She was a member of Galilee Fire Baptized Holiness Church and was employed by Ingles. Mrs. Dyer was preceded in death by a son, Robert Farmer.
Survivors include daughters, Linda Wood and Robin Coley, both of Commerce; sons, Ralph Farmer, Danielsville, Paul Farmer, Hull, and Alex Dyer, Commerce; a sister, Sybil Stephens, Carnesville; brother, Ronnie Coley, Braselton; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, at the Galilee Fire Baptized Holiness Church with the Revs. Larry Dyer and Doug Duncan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008.

Walter Wilson
Walter Phillip Wilson, 58, of Commerce, died Monday, April 28, 2008.
A native of Green County, he was the son of the late W.H. and Hattie Tolbert Wilson. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by a daughter, Arin Elaine Wilson
Survivors include his wife, Linda Osley; children, Cindy Smith (Shannon Summers), Tim Wilson, Robby Wilson, Danny Wilson, Stacy McKinley (Gwyn) and Tommy Underwood (Tammy); and 13 grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008.

Kathryn Hancock
Kathryn E. Hancock, 82, of Athens, died Sunday, April 27, 2008, at her residence in Athens.
Born on June 30, 1925, she was the daughter of the late E. Logan and Sarah Bray. She was retired from SunTrust Bank and was a member of the Tuckston United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hancock was preceded in death by sisters, Sue Smith, Frances Dudley and Carrie Ethridge; and a brother, E. Paul Bray.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Bob Troup, Spartanburg, S.C., Joyce Bickley and Lamar Adams, Colbert, Nancy and Bob Godlewski, Marietta; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, April 30, at the Tuckston United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Co-Workers Sunday School Class of the Tuckston United Methodist Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008.

Aaron McKinney
Aaron Smith McKinney, 74, Jackson County agricultural, civic and religious leader for many years, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, he served on the Jackson EMC board for 20 years; on the Jackson County Planning and Development Commission for 15 years; was a past president of the Jackson County Farm Bureau and of the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association; and was a past district vice president of the UGA Alumni Society. He also served on the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce board for three years, on the 4-H State Advisory Commission for three years, and on the Atlanta Union Mission board for two years. Mr. McKinney also served on the Agricultural Economics Association board. He was past president and tail twister of the Jefferson Lions Club and was past president and chaplain of the Gideons. Mr. McKinney operated a farm and agri-business.
An active member of the Galilee Christian Church, he was past board president, elder and men’s Sunday School teacher there.
Mr. McKinney, who lived in the South Jackson community was born on August 12, 1933, in Wilcox County, the son of the late Lewis and Orene McGlamory McKinney. Mr. McKinney was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Joan Arban and Eloise Blalock
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty McKinney; daughter, Gina McKinney, Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Angela McKinney and Scott and Tammy McKinney, all of Jefferson; two sisters, Neomi Helms, Rochelle, and Martha Mays, Hawkinsville; two brothers, Frank McKinney, Rochelle, and Lewis McKinney Jr., Tallahassee, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26, at Galilee Christian Church with Minister Tom Plank and the Revs. Bill McKinney and Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby McKinney, Benny McKinney, Tracey Mays, Wade Helms, Lane Barker and Jeff Helms.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons, P.O. Box 755, Jefferson, Ga. 30549, or the Galilee Christian Church Building Fund, 2191 Galilee Church Rd., Jefferson, Ga. 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008.

Timothy Brooks
Timothy Wright Brooks, 48, of Athens, died Saturday, April 26, 2008.
A native of Charleston, S.C., he was the son of Jean Dixon of Danielsville and the late Jimmie Wright Brooks.
Survivors in addition to his mother, include his companion, Margie Lavender; children, Timothy Brooks, Athens, and Angel Brooks, Colbert; siblings, Kim Brooks and Steve Woodall, both of Athens, Melody Crouch, Commerce, Curt Woodall, Lebanon, Tenn., and Wayne Woodall, Waynesville, N.C.; grandchildren, Taylor Brooks, Autumn Brooks, Trey tRossi and Jakob Hayes.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 30, at Welcome Avenue Congregational Holiness Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2008o




 

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