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 September 27, 2000


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Joseph R. Bond
Joseph Roy Bond, 88, of LaGrange, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at West Georgia Medical Center, LaGrange.
Mr. Bond was born October 20, 1911, in Danielsville. He was a son of the late James Esty and Edna Ardella McGarridy Bond.
Mr. Bond had lived in LaGrange since 1949. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Soil Conservation Agri-Services, with 25 years of service, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange where he was active in the Men's Sunday School Class.
Mr. Bond was a 1946 graduate of the University of Georgia and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (N.A.R.F.E.) and was a former member of the Cattlemen's Association.
Mr. Bond was preceded in death by a step-son, Stephen U. Gay Sr., four brothers, Dr. DeWitt Bond, Dr. Ellis Bond, Leo Bond and Fred Bond, and a sister, Louise Tyner.
Graveside services were held Thursday, September 21, in Shadowlawn Cemetery, LaGrange, with the Rev. Billy Colquitt officiating.
Mr. Bond is survived by his wife, Lucile C. Bond; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Carol and David Toney, Newnan; step-daughter-in-law, Janice Gay, Hogansville; five step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren and several nieces nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange in memory of Mr. Bond.
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 27, 2000

Imogene G. Wilson
Mrs. Imogene Gooch Wilson, 59, of Statham, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late Ora Lee Gooch.
She had been employed with Westinghouse and was most recently a homemaker. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Welton Wilson.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 22, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with Dr. W.H. Ruff officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include four sons, Michael Anglin, Jefferson, Dwayne Anglin and Tim Anglin, both of Statham, and Wesley Wilson, Braselton; and 10 grandchildren.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 27, 2000

Bessie M. Fowler
Mrs. Bessie Mae LaCount Fowler, 80, of Dewy Rose, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at Elbert Memorial Hospital, Elberton.
Mrs. Fowler was born October 14, 1919, in Madison County, a daughter of the late William and Amanda Crawford LaCount.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Bowman Church of God. Mrs. Fowler and her late husband, Thomas Haskell Fowler, had been involved in nursing home and children's ministries.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Wayne, Gerald David and Bobby Jason Fowler, and three brothers, Paul, Roy and John Thomas "J.T." LaCount.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 22, at the Bowman Church of God with the Revs. Sammy Cutshall, Leon Suttles and Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Paul Thomas and Carole Fowler, Bowman; one brother, Sam LaCount, Bessemer City, N.C.; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a family friend, Malcolm Bowers.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 27, 2000

Junior Collins
Junior Collins, 55, of Danielsville, died Friday, September 22, 2000, at Doctors Hospital Burn Center.
Mr. Collins was born January 18, 1945, in Georgia, a son of the late Homer and Vesta Clark Collins.
He was retired.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 25, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Pastor Curtis E. Hammond officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Church cemetery, Danielsville.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Peggy Collins; three brothers, Bill Collins, Cornelia, JC Collins, Commerce, and Troy Collins, Danielsville; and four sisters, Geraldine Dailey, Thelma Lynn and Clara Minish, all of Commerce, and Elsie McClure, Maysville.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 27, 2000

Nina L. Kidd
Mrs. Nina Lee Smith Kidd, 87, of Comer, died Sunday, September 24, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Kidd was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Nona Carithers Smith.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Meadow Baptist Church. Mrs. Kidd was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Franklin "Sam Bo" Kidd, a sister, Willie Loue Smith Anthony, and two brothers, Grady Smith and O'dell Smith.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 26, at Meadow Baptist Church with the Revs. Joe Dooley and Calvin Coile officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, O'neil and Betty White Kidd, Comer; five sisters, Nora Smith Gray and Mary Smith Scymore, both of Kannapolis, N.C., Lola Smith Kidd, Comer, Velma Smith Adams, Danielsville, and Ruth Smith Hendricks, Lexington; one grandchild, L. Dwayne and Gwen Morris Kidd; and two great-grandchildren, Dawn and Grant Belk and Zachary M. Kidd.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
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Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 27, 2000

Lee T. Westmoreland
Lee Tillman Westmoreland, 87, of Commerce, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at Alzheimer's Care Center.
Mr. Westmoreland was born January 9, 1913, in Georgia.
He had been employed as a fixer.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 22, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Pastor Don Baylock officiating.
Mr. Westmoreland is survived by his wife, Willie Westmoreland; three sons, Johnny Westmoreland and Franklin Westmoreland, both of Commerce, and Clyde Westmoreland, Ila; one daughter, Gail Brown, Commerce; one brother, Otis Westmoreland, Maysville; one sister, Mildred McDonald, Commerce; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 27, 2000

Leona M. Hawks
Mrs. Leona McConnell Hawks, 100, of Nicholson, died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Hawks was born July 3, 1900, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Crow and Grorgia Moore McConnell.
Mrs. Hawks was a homemaker and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Claud Hawks, and a son, Roger Hawks.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 26, at New Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Garrison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Harold Hawks, Julian Hawks and Talmadge Hawks, all of Nicholson; four daughters, Cathryn Baird, Hull, Mildred David and Evelyn Haynes, both of Danielsville, and Dorothy Erdman, Athens; one brother, Fred McConnell, Pittsburg, Texas; one sister, Ora Mae Pace, Athens; 23 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 27, 2000


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