Madison County Obituaries...

 May 24, 2000


Merle O. Gober
Mrs. Merle O. Gober, 92, of Commerce, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Gainesville Nursing Home.
Mrs. Gober was born June 10, 1907, a daughter of the late William Lamartine and Nettie Ovie Segraves O'Kelley.
She was a housewife. Mrs. Gober was preceded in death by her husband, George Dewey Gober, a son, William Henry Hawkins Gober, a great-grandson, Douglas Gober Smith, and two brothers, Ovie Lee O'Kelley and Dorsey O'Kelley.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 22, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating. Burial was in the Minish Family Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Dewey and Billie Stone Gober, Hull; two sisters, Cecil Sinift, Canton, Mich., and Geraldine Start Galena, Kan.; three grandchildren, Gerald Gober and Pamela Smith, both of Hull, and Ann Nix, Woodstock; eight great-grandchildren, Darrick, Amanda and Daniel Smith and Jeniece and Jenna Gober, all of Hull, and Sarah, Alan and Rachel Nix, all of Woodstock; and several nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Minish Cemetery Fund, c/o Susie Davis, 490 Minish Cemetery Road, Commerce, GA 30536.
The Madison County Journal, May 24, 2000

George W. Adams
George Worley Adams, 70, of Winterville, died Monday, May 22, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Willie Anderson and Mattie Lou Hardman Adams.
He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Adams was a longtime resident of Griffin and was a retired terminal supervisor with Dixie Pipeline Company. He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 24, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Brian Butler, Ray Jenkins and Bill Wood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Travis Hooper, David Hawkes, Jason Booth, Eric Adams, Doug Griffin and Steve Ebbert served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Jewell Raymie Adams; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Thomas Evans, Winterville; one son, David L. Adams, Duluth; four grandchildren, Troy Adams, Adam Evans, Jordan Evans and Hailey Evans; and four nieces.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Lung Association or to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 24, 2000

Mary L. Appling
Mrs. Mary L. Appling, 75, of Colbert, died Saturday, May 20, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Appling was a daughter of the late M.C. Johnson and Daisey Sue Hall.
She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Mother Board. Mrs. Appling was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Appling Sr., and two children, Sarah Appling and Terry Appling.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 24, at Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Horace Ellison officiating. Burial was in Moon Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, France Walker, Josephine Freeman and Gaybreal Bolton; three sons, Willie Appling, John Thomas Appling Jr. and Benard Appling; six sisters, Mamie Fleming, Laurie Land, Maxine McLaughlin, Margaret Elberhart, Berthre Thomas and Janice Langhorne; four brothers, Mack Johnson, Theal Johnson, Leroy Johnson and Johnnie Johnson; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 24, 2000

Billie J. Bell
Billie Josh Bell, 79, of Bethlehem, died Friday, May 19, 2000.
Mr. Bell was a son of the late Sanford Wesley and Suddie Mae Smith Bell.
He was a self-employed cattle farmer.
Mr. Bell was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Joan Bell.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 21, at Chapel Christian Church with the Revs. Kenneth Deaton, Bob Willis and Becki Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Morrow Bell; five daughters, Clara Allen, Bethlehem, Barbara Goddard, Lilburn, Donna Standridge, Hull, Janice Barckley, Riverside, Calif., and Lisa Edwards, Auburn; two sons, Charles Bell, Bethlehem, and Julian Bell, Dahlonega; 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 24, 2000

Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes, 78, of Warner Robins, died Saturday, May 20, 2000.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Hayes was a daughter of the late William A. and Martha Olbon Hayes.
She was retired from the texitle industry and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 22, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with Preacher Frank Bearden officiating. Burial was in the Rice Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Elease Pollard, Charlotte, N.C., Bobbi Mason, Atlanta, and Sarah Seymour, Danielsville; and one brother, Bert Hayes, Athens, Ala.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 24, 2000

Robert E. Moore
Robert Edward Moore, 85, of Sharon, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000.
A native of Taliaferro County, Mr. Moore was a son of the late Benjamin Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Branham Moore.
He was a retired auto mechanic and was a member of Raytown Methodist Church, Raytown. Mr. Moore was also a member of Woodmen of the World. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roma Gunn Moore.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 20, at Raytown Methodist Church with the Rev. Arthur Gunn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Josh Royston, Edward Larry Moore Jr., Wesley Moore, Kenneth Moore, Jerry Lee Moore and Jene Ray Moore Jr. served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Dolores McCabe, Smyrna; seven sons, Jimmie Moore, Plum Branch, S.C., Jene Moore, Crawfordville, Jerry Moore, McDonough, Jessie Moore, Washington, Larry Moore, Hull, Marvin Moore, Fruitland Park, Fla., and Mahlon Moore, Laurens, S.C.; two sisters, Mildred Hallford, Washington, and Sadie Bolton, Camak; one brother, B.H. Moore, Washington; 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Raytown Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, Crawfordville, GA 30631.
The Madison County Journal, May 24, 2000


Mary Johnson
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Johnson, 57, of Crawford, died Sunday, May 21, 2000.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Johnson was employed with ABB, formerly Westinghouse, and was a member of Lexington Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 23, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Larry Elliott officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Don Jose Johnson; two sons, James Wesley Johnson, Crawford, and Rodney Clay Johnson, Athens; two step-sons, Donald Bradford, Danielsville, and Johnnie Carlton, Winterville; two sisters, Patsy J. Barnes, Swansboro, N.C., and Tracy Yearwood, Athens; and one brother, Robert E. Jones, Athens.
Memorials may be made to the Amercian Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
The Madison County Journal, May 24, 2000

Leonard Susko
Leonard Susko, 65, of Colbert, died Friday, May 19, 2000.
A native of Brisbin, Penn., Mr. Susko was a son of the late Andrew and Anna Bodnar Susko.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during Vietnam, and was a retired painter for General Motors. Mr. Susko was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 21, in the Jackson Family Cemetery with the Rev. Ronald Cofer officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Jackson Susko; two daughters, Sheila Sloan, Colbert, and Karen Susko, Atlanta; two sons, Joseph Susko, Atlanta, and Charles Susko, Marietta; four sisters, Viginia Quick, Mary Timko, Dorothy Shelsky and Irene Matco, all of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 24, 2000

Charles Parr
Charles "Charlie" Parr, 76, of LaGrange, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Hospice LaGrange, LaGrange.
Mr. Parr was born January 23, 1924, in Rockdale County. He was a son of the late W.J. and Ida Carlton Parr.
Mr. Parr was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired trooper with the Georgia State Patrol. He was a member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 25, in Shadowlawn Cemetery, LaGrange, with the Rev. Jay Knight officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Annette Parr; two sons, Wayne Parr, Maysville, and Michael Parr, Jefferson; two step-daughters, Linda Evans, LaGrange, and Karen Langley, Lawrenceville; one step-son, Kerry Roach, Hendersonville, Tenn.; three sisters, Mary Smith and Linda Bussy, both of Stone Mountain, and Sara Haygood, Ila; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice LaGrange in memory of Mr. Parr.
The family will be at their home located at 414 Cooley Road.
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 24, 2000


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