Madison County Obituaries...

 July 12, 2000


Wiley E. Simmons
Wiley Ed Simmons, 71, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Simmons was a son of the late Hollis Eugene and Lucy Dean Simmons.
He was owner and operator of W.E. Simmons Contractors since 1965.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 6, at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, with the Rev. Calvin Coile officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Tyler Hollis Simmons, Maurice Allen Burdette, Nathan Adam Simmons, Tracy Harris, Keith Lord and Wayne Pittard served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were employees of W.E. Simmons Contractors.
Mr. Simmons is survived by his wife, Bessie Simmons; one daughter, Patricia Burdette, Elberton; two sons, Paul E. Simmons and Donald W. Simmons, both of Danielsville; four sisters, Willie Lee Nichols, Hull, JoAnne Burgess, Birmingham, Mary Dilbeck, Roswell, and Martha Bolding, Gainesville; one brother, John M. Simmons, Colbert; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B-2, Athens, GA 30605.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 12, 2000

Weyman B. Couch Sr.
Weyman Barto Couch Sr., 67, of Hull, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000.
A native and lifelong resident of the Athens area, Mr. Couch was a son of the late Jerome and Dora Lee Huff Couch.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Compass Community Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 6, at Compass Community Church with the Rev. Jim Carpenter officiating. Entombment was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Darren Dudley, Bootsie Glenn, Scott Hughes, Felton Mobley, Melvin Moon and Max Sanders served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Couch, Dean Couch and Harry Couch.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Couch; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Renee and George Bonner, Commerce, Paula Ann and Rick Stuchell, Colbert, and Heather Christian and Ken Carr, Hull; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Jerome and Liz Couch, Colbert, Weyman Scott and Wendy Couch, Monroe, and Weyman Barto Jr. and Kendra Couch, Auburn; one sister, Jannie Stonecypher, Hull; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 12, 2000

Aldine R. Graham
Mrs. Aldine Rice Graham, 95, of Warner Robins, died Saturday, July 8, 2000.
Mrs. Graham was born in Franklin County, a daughter of the late James and Callie Hooper Rice.
She had worked as an office nurse for Gholston-Burroughs Bond and served as deputy probate judge for Madison County. Mrs. Graham was a member of Danielsville United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Colley Graham.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 11, in the chapel of Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Gerald Varner officiating. Burial was in the Danielsville Cemetery. Terry Culberson, Steven Henley, Terry Floyd, Pat Graham and Larry Cooper served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Graham is survived by one daughter, Marion Henley, Warner Robins; one son, LeRoy Graham, Lilburn; one grandchild, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Warner Robins, 1139 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, GA 31093, or to the Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, GA 31093.
Brown's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 12, 2000

Frank C. Kittle
Frank C. Kittle, 88, of Athens, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Flowery Branch Health and Rehab Nursing Home.
Mr. Kittle was born May 11, 1912, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Neal and Fannie Moore Kittle.
Mr. Kittle was retired from the University of Georgia and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church, Athens.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Amanda Stringer Kittle.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, at Crooked Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Tom Miles and Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kittle is survived by two daughters, Mattie Ruth Kittle and Martha Frances Puckett, both of Athens; one son, John F. "Buster" Kittle, Athens; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 12, 2000

Geraldine R. Graham
Mrs. Geraldine Rebecca Graham, 58, of Commerce, died Monday, July 10, 2000.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Graham was a daughter of Clyde McRee, Commerce, and the late James W. McRee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Casper Graham.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 12, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Richard Gasser and Jeremy Baseman officiating. Burial was in Boggs Chapel Cemetery. Dale Wood, Donald Wood, Ted Holladay, Danny Hagg, Oliver Walters and Mike Carson served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Lisa McRudy, Danielsville, and Tracey Graham, Commerce; one sister, Montine Hunter, Danielsville; one brother, Calvin McRee, Danielsville; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 12, 2000

Lerlin I. Sartain
Mrs. Lerlin Inez Carey Sartain, 83, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Sartain was born November 15, 1916, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late E.P. Carey and Molly Sexton Carey.
Mrs. Sartain was a homemaker and a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Sartain, three brothers, Cleo, Chester and Coy Carey, and three sisters, Trella Harper, Effie Miller and Bertie Bragg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Martin T. Coile and Ted Kelley and Marvin Coffee officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Todd Sartain, John Sartain, Chris Parham, Brian Gibson, T.J. Berryman and Gary Fowler will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Sartain is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Waymon and Mary Sue Sartain, Hartwell, Glenn and Shelby Sartain, Danielsville, and Mitchell and Malinda Sartain, Colbert; one brother, Benson Carey, Oakboro, N.C.; four grandchildren, Glenda Gibson, Hartwell, Molly Parham, Royston, and Todd and John Sartain, both of Colbert; and four great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1052, Danielsville, GA 30633.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 12, 2000

Shelby J. Brown
Mrs. Shelby Jean Sexton Brown, 60, of Royston, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Brown was born January 13, 1940, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Loyd and Ruby Ward Sexton.
Mrs. Brown was a kindergarten paraprofessional at Royston Elementary School and was a member of Vanna United Methodist Church.
She was involved in many activities at Vanna UMC, including serving as treasurer of the U.M.W. and Memorial Fund. She was also a member of the Adult II Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtice Lou Ingram and Geraldine McElreath.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Vanna United Methodist Church with the Revs. Sharon Waters and Tim Peek officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Bobby L. Brown; one son, Lee Brown, Royston; one daughter, Deborah Smith, Simpsonville, S.C.; two brothers, Ralph Sexton and Leon Sexton, both of Danielsville; and five grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Vanna United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in memory of Shelby Brown, c/o Mrs. Jane Slaton, 2921 Hwy. 17, Canon, GA 30520.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 12, 2000

Steve Morgan
Steve "Bubba" Morgan, 20, of Athens, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Morgan was born August 14, 1979, in Athens. He was a son of Barbara Jean Morgan, Athens, and Steve Franklin Morgan, Covington.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, at Little Country Church with the Revs. Charles Elrod, Joel Shadburn and Jack Pope officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his step-mother, Teresa Morgan, Covington; two brothers, Darrell Travis Cobb, Wartburg, Tenn., and Steven Lee Morgan, Covington; three sisters, Tabitha Hogan and Mary Louann Morgan, both of Covington, and Sabrina Ruth Morgan, Nicholson; maternal grandmother, Ruth Slater, Athens; paternal grandparents, D.J. and Gladys Morgan, Athens; and step-grandparents, Ted and Linda Cobb, Wartburg, Tenn.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 12, 2000


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