Madison County Obituaries...

 April 26, 2000


Susie B. Freeman
Mrs. Susie B. Freeman, 75, of Danielsville, died Thursday, April 20, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Freeman was a daughter of the late Harvey and Chester Toney Brooks.
She was retired from Georgia Sportswear and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by her husband, George T. Freeman, and two brothers, William Brooks and Claude Brooks.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 22, at Victory Baptist Church with the Revs. Elmer Butler and Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Ila Cemetery. Members of the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department Honor Guard served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, June and Gary Beale, Rabun Gap; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Gail Freeman and Terry and Pam Freeman, all of Ila, and David and Tamara Freeman, Nicholson; one sister, Myrtle Gordon, Colbert; 10 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 26, 2000

Henry F. Haley Jr.
Henry Freeman "Junior" Haley Jr., 71, of Royston, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at the Brown Convalescent Center.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Haley was born December 29, 1928. He was a son of the late Henry Freeman Sr. and Marietta Fulbright Haley.
Mr. Haley was disabled and had been employed as a maintenance worker with the University of Georgia. He was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Haley was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Haley.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 20, at the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel at Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. Leonard Morton officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two brothers, Winfred Haley, Royston, and Johnny Haley, Brookhaven, Miss.; one sister, Helen Pace, Athens; three nieces and six nephews.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 26, 2000.

Laura B. Pullian
Mrs. Laura B. Pullian, 58, of Bowman, died Thursday, April 20, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Pullian was a daughter of the late George T. and Gussie Scogin Brooks.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Pullian was preceded in death by two brothers, George Cordon Brooks and William Hoyt Brooks.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 22, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Glenn Guest officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were David Chastain, Trent Martin, Kevin Martin, Ty Parham, Randy Hart and Scott Pullian.
Survivors include her husband, Claudie Pullian; two daughters, Leandrea Pullian, Bowman, and Karen Hart, Canon; one son, Mike Pullian, Bowman; two sisters, Patsy Standridge and Bertha Brooks, both of Comer; three brothers, Joe L. Brooks, Robert T. "Bob" Brooks and James Ralph Brooks, all of Comer; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 26, 2000

Bryan H. Collier
Bryan Hardeman "Brad" Collier, 30, of Auburn, died Monday, April 17, 2000.
A longtime resident of Madison County, Mr. Collier was a son of Ralph and Barbara Collier, Colbert, and Stanley Hardeman, Athens.
He was a grandson of Anna "Sue" West and the late Jessie West and James and Florence Hardeman, all of Athens.
Mr. Collier was a 1988 graduate of Madison County High School and in 1990, joined the U.S. Army. For three years he was stationed in Seneca Army Depot in New York, before being stationed for three years at Fort Clayton, Panama, Central America, during which time he obtained the rank of sergeant.
He was a member of Colbert Baptist Church and was recently attending Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula. Mr. Collier was employed as manager of Right Choice Staffing Service in Suwanee.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 20, at Colbert Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Bacon, Brad Wham, Tom Lawton, Mitch Hardeman, Greg Booth, Phil Booth, Chris Tamplin, Wesley Stewart and Andy Collier.
Survivors, in addition to his parents and grandparents, include his wife, Claudia Lynn Collier; one daughter, Maggie Collier, 10 years old; one son, Zachary Collier, 5 years old; brother and sister-in-law, Robbie and Christy Collier, Comer; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 26, 2000

Allen Ledford
Allen Ledford, 54, of Commerce, died Thursday, April 20, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Ledford was a son of Curtis and Mary Beck Ledford, Commerce.
He was employed as a truck driver for Gold Kist Feed Mill and was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. Mr. Ledford was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Ledford.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 23, at Ridgeway Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Manus and Mike Faulkner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Martha Strickland Ledford; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Kim Ledford, Commerce; five brothers, Kenneth Ledford, Steve Ledford and Donny Ledford, all of Commerce, Mark Ledford, Carnesville, and Terry Ledford, Lula; three sisters, Doris Leachman and Carol Pace, both of Commerce, and Susan Strickland, Carnesville; and two grandchildren, Kyle and Kevin Ledford, both of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 26, 2000

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Max Wellman
Max Wellman, retired T/Sgt. U.S. Air Force, 78, of Commerce, died Sunday, April 23, 2000.
A native of Hart, Mich., Mr. Wellman was a son of the late E.Z. and Viola Loncor Wellman.
Mr. Wellman entered the service prior to World War II and remained until his retirement.
He was a veteran of World War II and of the Korean War. Mr. Wellman was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hudson Lodge 294 and the Yaarab Temple. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and was a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. A. Calvin Forrester and Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce, with Masonic rites.
Survivors include his wife, Blondine Herbert Wellman; one son, C.E. Wellman, Colleyville, Texas; two daughters, Reabecca DeGruson, Pittsburg, Kan., and Viola Weisinger, Leavenworth, Kan.; two step-sons, Charles Westmoreland, Commerce, and Scott Westmoreland, Coral Springs, Fla.; six grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 26, 2000

William M. Beasley
William Martin Beasley, 52, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Born in Elbert County, Mr. Beasley was a son of the late Joe Cohen and Margaret Gaines Beasley.
He received his bachelor of arts degree from Berry College, Rome, in 1969, his master's degree from West Georgia College, Carrollton, in 1974, and his T-6 degree from West Georgia College in 1976.
Mr. Beasley was a high school teacher at North Hall High School, Gainesville, and in Cherokee County for 30 years. He was a member of the Georgia Educators Association and the Retired Teachers Association. Mr. Beasley was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Elberton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 22, in the chapel of Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton, with the Revs. Connie Ivester and Jonathan Peppers officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Elberton.
Survivors include three brothers, Joe Beasley, Carnesville, Wayne G. Beasley, West Point, Va., and Michael Beasley, Danielsville; one sister, Elizabeth Beasley Morris, Athens; and five nephews, two nieces, one uncle and two aunts.
Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 26, 2000

Annie L. Rich
Mrs. Annie Lou Booth Rich, 87, of Danielsville, died Saturday, April 22, 2000.
Mrs. Rich was born in Madison County, a daughter of the late William Singleton and Carrie Carter Booth.
She was retired from Georgia Sportswear and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Mrs. Rich was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Rich, and two daughters, Margie R. Brown and Mildred R. Harris.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 24, at Providence Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Tucker and Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Billy Booth, Bobby Booth, Wesley Chandler, Tim Hardman, Jr. McGee, D.L. Mealor, Jr. Shields and Nelson Stovall served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Rich is survived by three sisters, Ruby M. Weeks, Fairfax, Va., Nellie B. Watson, Danielsville, and Addie B. Wilson, Greenville, S.C.; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 26, 2000

Catherine G. Dillard
Mrs. Catherine Glenn Dillard, 92, of Lanier Gardens, died Monday, April 24, 2000.
A native of Abbeville, S.C., Mrs. Dillard had lived in Madison County most of her life. She was a daughter of Walter Langlin and Mary Rebecca Nichols Glenn.
Mrs. Dillard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Newton Dillard Sr., and a daughter, Ann Dillard Fuller.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 26, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Jon Appleton and the Rev. Frank Granger officiating.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Kaye Dillard, Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Loring Lee, Sumter, S.C.; daughter, Susan Dillard Wood, Carrollton; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski Street, Athens, GA 30601, or to the Athens Y.M.C.A., 915 Hawthorne Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 26, 2000

Ralph E. Mize Sr.
Ralph E. Mize Sr., 83, of Colbert, died Monday, April 24, 2000.
Mr. Mize was born in Haralson County, a son of the late Herschel and Annie Ruth Edwards Mize.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired principal from Danielsville Elementary School and Commerce Elementary School. Mr. Mize was a member of Moon's Grove Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge Post #348 and the American Legion Post #39. He was also a Shriner.
Mr. Mize was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Bassett Mize.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Moon's Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Lee officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Members of the Adult #5 Sunday School class of Moon's Grove Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include three sons, Ralph Mize Jr., Bogart, Herschel Mize, Colbert, and John D. Mize, Atlanta; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 26, 2000


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