Madison County Obituaries...

 March 29, 2000


Ray D. Dallmeyer
Ray D. Dallmeyer, 83, of Danielsville, died Thursday, March 23, 2000.
Mr. Dallmeyer was born in St. Charles, Mo., a son of the late Leo Casper and Hilda Dierker Dallmeyer.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Air Corps, and had worked as marketing manager for Amoco. Mr. Dallmeyer was of the Episcopalian faith.
Mr. Dallmeyer will be buried in St. Peter Cemetery, St. Charles, Mo.
Survivors include his wife, Helen J. Johnson Dallmeyer; and two sons, Dr. R. David Dallmeyer and Dorinda Dallmeyer, both of Danielsville.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 29, 2000

Guy L. Gravitt
Guy Leon Gravitt, 50, of Colbert, died Friday, March 24, 2000.
Mr. Gravitt was born in Jackson County, a son of the late John Henry and Bertie Wood Gravitt.
He was a retired security guard with Georgia Security and was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 28, in Bethabara Cemetery, Monroe, with the Rev. Jack Lindsey officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Kittle Gravitt; and two sisters, Shirley Kerr, Colbert, and Peggy Bryant, Statham.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 29, 2000

Montine M. Smith
Mrs. Montine McGee Smith, 92, of Danielsville, died Monday, March 20, 2000.
Mrs. Smith was born in Elbert County, a daughter of Amos and Sarah Alexander McGee.
She had worked as a social worker with the Department of Family and Children Services and was a member of Danielsville Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was also a member of the Athens Chapter #268 Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leo R. McGarity, and her second husband, Perry S. Smith, and a brother, Allen L. McGee.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 23, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Mike Hudman and Tony Lee officiating. Burial was in Bowman Cemetery. David Griffeth, Joe Griffeth, Pete Sisk, Tim Arthur, Phil Griffeth and Walter Freeman served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Dwight and Sara Griffeth; grandchildren, David and Tana Griffeth, Colbert, and Joe and Katie Griffeth, Danielsville; and great-grandchildren, Jesse and Lee Griffeth and Kristen and Samantha Pickren.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 29, 2000

Miriam D. Allen
Mrs. Miriam Denise Allen, 41, of Colbert, died Sunday, March 19, 2000.
Mrs. Allen was a daughter of Samuel Curry Allen Sr. and Sara Lois Allen.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 24, at Waggoner Grove Baptist Church, Colbert, with the Rev. Roy L. Thomas Sr. officiating. Burial was in Hitchcock Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one son, Trellis Foote, Athens; three sisters, Linda Jackson, Janice Wakefield and Gay Brightwell, all of Athens; one brother, Samuel Rudy Curry Jr., Athens; and a grandson raised in the home, Trevious Dontavious Foote, Athens.
Mack and Payne Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 29, 2000

Leatha M. Cantrell
Mrs. Leatha Mae Upchurch Cantrell, 80, of Comer, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Cantrell was a daughter of the late Walter Raleigh and Alice Jane Chapel Upchurch.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Cantrell was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Cleo Cantrell, and two brothers, W.B. "Red" Upchurch and Walter Upchurch.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 24, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Bill Nash and John Alexander officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Scott Hancock, Jeff Hancock, David Hancock, Jeffery Daniels, David Crawley, Jerry Crawley and Travis Legg served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Betty Hampson, Cumming; son and daughter-in-law, Bryant and Carole Cantrell, Comer; two granddaughters, Debbie Cantrell and Fran Cantrell, both of Comer; and one niece.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Bogart, GA 30622.
The Madison County Journal, March 29, 2000

Henry B. Odell
Henry Bryant Odell, 76, of Elberton, died Saturday, March 25, 2000.
A native of Pickens, S.C., Mr. Odell was a son of the late Ralph and Lois Stancil Odell.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a retired profiler in the granite industry.
Mr. Odell was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 28, in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. David McConnell officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Etta Mae Burns Odell; one son, James Henry Odell, Elberton; three sisters, Marie Simmons, Elberton, Mattie Williams, Augusta, and Ramona Morgan, Danielsville; two brothers, Troy Nix, Elberton, and Clark Bennett, Hull; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Berry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 29, 2000

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Minnie L. Jenkins
Mrs. W.R. (Minnie Lou) Jenkins, 89, of Winder, died Thursday, March 23, 2000.
Mrs. Jenkins was born in Madison County, a daughter of the late Milton and Mary Jones Ashe.
She had resided in Barrow County since 1984. Mrs. Jenkins was a housewife and a member of Carl Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walt Jenkins.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Mike Sullivan officiating. Burial was in Carl Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Connally, Decatur, Janet Joyal-Standley, Lawrenceville, Patricia Eason, Monroe, and Randy Reynolds, Lilburn; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 29, 2000

George Johnson Jr.
George Johnson Jr., 62, of Sparta, formerly of Lexington, died Sunday, March 19, 2000.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Johnson was a son of Daisy Byrd Adkins and the late Roy Mitchell Adkins.
He was a member of Clark Grove Baptist Church, Stephens.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 23, at Clark Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Service Hurst officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one daughter, Valerie Johnson, Athens; two sons, Michael A. Johnson, Athens, and Quinton Johnson, Sumter, S.C.; one sister, Sarah A. Adkins, Comer; six brothers, Roy Mitchell Adkins Jr., Marion Adkins, Horace Adkins and Gonzales Adkins, all of Athens, and Johnnie G. Adkins and Ned S. Adkins, Crawford; grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 29, 2000

Betty C. Phillips
Mrs. Betty Carolyn Rousey Phillips, 53, of Elberton, died Thursday, March 23, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Phillips was a daughter of Frances Pauline Shaw Rousey and the late Henry Melvin Rousey.
She worked as a spinner in the textile industry and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 26, in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Adams officiating. Burial was in Elmhurst Cemetery. Mrs. Phillips' nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Ronald Daniel Phillips; one son, Joel Phillip Hugley, Elberton; three sisters, Frances Guest, Comer, Wadene Borders, Iva, S.C., and Jeanette Fowler, Hartwell; six brothers, J.W. Rousey, Hartwell, Melvin G. Rousey, Calhoun Falls, S.C., Wendall Rousey, Elberton, Roger Rousey and James Rousey, both of Iva, S.C., and Paul Rousey, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
Berry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 29, 2000

Ruth M. Shupe
Mrs. Ruth Moss Shupe, 92, of Commerce, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Alzheimer's Care of Commerce.
Mrs. Shupe was born September 27, 1907, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late William Turner and Edna Cordelia Gillespie Moss.
Mrs. Shupe was a retired schoolteacher and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Shupe.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 27, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Carlton Peters and Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Hardy, Commerce; four nieces, Sandra Purdom, Decatur, Lynn Bernier, Pelham, Carolyn Goddard, Maysville, and Virginia Beadle, Lake Wells, Fla.; and three nephews, Paul Garrison and Steve Garrison, both of Commerce, and Jim Moss, Danielsville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 29, 2000


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