Madison County Obituaries...

 August 16, 2000


Walter R. Puckett
Walter Roy "Mr. Walt" Puckett, 89, of Winder, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000.
Mr. Puckett was born in January 1911, a son of Ephraim Anderson and Azalee Hayes Puckett.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzy Mae Cheatham Puckett, and a son, Roy Puckett.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 10, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in the Providence Church cemetery, Statham.
Mr. Puckett is survived by two sons, Jimmy Puckett, Statham, and Alan Puckett, Bogart; five daughters, Sue Bradshaw, Bogart, Inez Kennedy, Winder, Jeanette Kennedy, Ila, Betty Ann Jones, Crawford, and Shirley Dalton, Athens; four sisters, Dorothy Busbin and Maggie Puckett, both of Athens, Anne Lord, Center, Rose Mary Harrison, Decatur; four brothers, Sim Puckett, Winder, and Carroll Puckett, Milton Puckett and Billy Puckett, all of Athens; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 16, 2000

Ollie B. Patton
Mrs. Ollie Bell Patton, 92, of Hull, died Friday, August 11, 2000.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mrs. Patton was a daughter of the late John Glen and Carrie Holcomb Brown.
She was a retiree of the Big Ace Corporation and served as a Sunday School teacher for 40 years. Mrs. Patton was a member of the Homemaker Sunday School Class of Hull Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey W. Patton.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13, at Hull Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Billy Aike, Doyle Bond, Tim Brown, Titus Brown, Coleman Ivester and Spratt Bullock served as pallbearers. Mrs. Patton's grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen L. Black, Warner Robins; one son, Herman C. Patton, Hull; two sisters, Frances Bond and Lois Aiken, both of Hull; one brother, Coile F. Brown, Hull; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Hull Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 39 Charlie Bolton Road, Hull, GA 30646.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 16, 2000

Carolyn W. Stille
Mrs. Carolyn W. Stille, 82, of Commerce, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000.
Mrs. Stille was born in Mitchell County, Pelham, Ga., a daughter of the late Robert Nathaniel and Jessie Carrie Sizemore West.
She was a homemaker and served as senior citizen chaplain of Madison County. Mrs. Stille was a member of Ila Baptist Church, as well as a member of Southern Baptist Churches.
She was a faithful worker for over 65 years, family members said. She taught Sunday School and Sunbeams for many years and was a real Christian example, not only in public, but at home as well. She enjoyed sending cards to those in need and treasured each and every card that she received.
She now resides happily in Heaven, family added.
Mrs. Stille was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Stille.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 11, at Ila Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Anderson and Mark Fite officiating. Burial was in Ila Cemetery. Webb Gordon, Tim Keefe, David Dees, Bill Tuner, Jeff Wells and Ken Gordon served as pallbearers. Tim Gordon served as honorary pallbearer.
Mrs. Stille is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Lowell Hawes, Commerce, and Barbara and Bill Jenness, Stuart, Fla.; one son, Johnny Stille, Loxahatchee, Fla.; two sisters, Jane Keefe, Ila, and Joyce Wisenbaker, Florida; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Madison County Senior Center, Attn: Eloise McCurley, P.O. Box 777, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 16, 2000

John H. Davis
John Henry Davis, 90, of Royston, died Friday, August 11, 2000.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Davis was a son of the late Walter G. and Sue Ledbetter Davis.
He was retired from law enforcement and was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Watson Davis.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Malcolm Herndon officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
Survivors include two daughters, Johnnie Davis Casper, Danielsville; and Judy Cagel, Athens; one son, Bob W. Davis, Royston; two sisters, Laura Crawford and Dorothy Pulliam, both of Toccoa; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 16, 2000

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Larry R. Pearson
Larry Russell Pearson, 49, of Athens, died Thursday, August 10, 2000.
Born in Clarke County, Mr. Pearson was a son of the late Paul Dewey and Marguerite Lord Pearson.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked as a commercial insulation installer. Mr. Pearson was a member of Cornerstone Church of God and a member of the National Asbestos Workers Union Local 48.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13, at Cornerstone Church of God with the Rev. Robert Shepard officiating. Entombment was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Mr. Pearson is survived by his wife, Shirley Moss Pearson; one daughter, Pam Layne, Athens; two sons, Bill Bradberry, Chesapeake, Va., and Jeff Bradberry, Atlanta; three sisters, Deloris Cochran, Nicholson, Patricia Medlin, Danielsville, and Peggy Bray, Jefferson; one brother, Paul Pearson, Danielsville; and three grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 16, 2000

Robbie Conley
Mrs. Robbie Conley, 83, of Colbert, died Monday, August 7, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Conley was a daughter of the late Elijah Lumpkin and Ida Mae Barrett Sisk.
She was a homemaker and a member of Sonlight Baptist Church. Mrs. Conley was preceded in death by her husband, Paul T. Conley Sr., and a son, Paul T. Conley Jr.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 9, at Sonlight Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Finger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Eddie Conley, Jeff Conley, Mark Conley, R.J. Conley, Chad Conley and Kaleb Moore served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Jean Lewis, Winterville; three sons, the Rev. Doyal Conley, Pooler, Sammy Conley, Palm City, Fla., and Randy Conley, Colbert; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 16, 2000
Annie G. Hardaway
Mrs. Annie Grace Gunnells Hardaway, 55, of Athens, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000.
A native of Danielsville, Mrs. Hardaway was a daughter of Daniel Gunnells Sr. and Mary Etta Gunnells.
She was employed as a production supervisor with Carrier Transicold and was a member of Tabors Chapel C.M.E. Church, Ila.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13, at Tabors Chapel C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Morris Colvin officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Members of the Athens High & Industrial School Class of 1963 served as pallbearers and flower bearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one daughter, Holli Michelle Hardaway, Lithonia; and two sisters, Myrtis S. Gunnells and Evelyn Gunnells, both of Athens.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 16, 2000

Mell W. Edwards
Mell W. Edwards, 77, of Athens, died Saturday, August 12, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Edwards was a son of the late Oscar and Maude Draper Edwards.
He was a veteran of World War II, where he received the Bronze and Silver Stars. Mr. Edwards was retired from Colonial Grocery Stores and was a member of Athens First Christian Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 14, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Ray Austin officiating. Burial was in the Center United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife, Margaret Pace Edwards; one daughter, Melanie Edwards Bluett, Athens; and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 268 W. Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601, or to the American Heart Fund, Clarke County Chapter, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Suite A, Bogart, GA 30622.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 16, 2000

Everett A. Thomas
Everett Andrew Thomas, 74, of Arnoldsville, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000.
A native of Union County, Mr. Thomas was a son of the late Joseph and Mae Thomas.
He was retired and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 12, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Arnoldsville Cemetery.
Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Thomas; one daughter, Marie Osmun-Little, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one son, Durrell E. Thomas, Winterville; three sisters, Eva Mae New and Beulah Hammond, both of Colbert, and Elouise Randall, Christmas, Fla.; one brother, Allen Thomas, Colbert; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 16, 2000


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