Madison County Obituaries...

 May 17, 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
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