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 October 25, 2000


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Curtis L. Callaway
Curtis Loyd Callaway, 71, of Watkinsville, died Saturday, October 21, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Callaway had lived most of his life in Clarke and Oconee counties. He was a son of the late Cleve and Sindie Helton Callaway.
Mr. Callaway was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a retired welder. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Brewer Callaway.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 23, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with Father John Cotterell officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Blanton Michael Dove, Dub Gabriel, Randy Gabriel, James Gerrin, Jeff Gerrin, Josh Grimes, Norman Paugh, Allen Kim Stephens, Ronnie Williams and Chris Williamson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Jeff Groover, Watkinsville, and Michelle and David Williamson, both of Hull; two sisters, Dora Mae Beck, Hull, and Sybil Irene Massey, Toccoa; and grandchildren, Donna Rene Bullock, Hilton Head, S.C., Jeffery Tuck Grover II, Watkinsville, and Brittney and Whittney Callaway, both of Hull.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Stephen's Anglican Church, 800 Timothy Road, Athens, GA 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For additional information and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Madison County Journal, October 25, 2000

J.C. Watkins
J.C. Watkins, 84, of the Sanford Community, Nicholson, died Tuesday, October 17, 2000.
Mr. Watkins was born in Madison County, a son of the late Bob and Pearl Adams Watkins.
He was a farmer and of the Methodist denomination.
A private memorial service was held Friday, October 20, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Mr. Watkins is survived by two sisters, Sue W. Dean and Pauline W. Wood, both of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 25, 2000

William F. Hanley Sr.
William Franklin Hanley Sr., 89, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Hanley was a born September 25, 1911, in Franklin County. He was a son of the late John P. and Lettie Mealor Hanley.
Mr. Hanley was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a retired auto salesman and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 20, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Kenneth Dillard and Howard Garrison officiating. Burial was in the New Harmony Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Hanley is survived by his wife, Willie Rice Wardlaw Hanley; one son, William F. Hanley Jr., Nicholson; one brother, Doyle Hanley, Commerce; one sister, Ruth Ingram, Commerce; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 25, 2000

George W. McGinnis
George Wesley McGinnis, 76, Jefferson, died Monday, October 23, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Mr. McGinnis was born April 4, 1924, in Hall County. He was a son of the late Guy Rueben and Nellie Lou Crisler McGinnis.
Mr. McGinnis was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired welder. He was a Mason and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 25, in the Wilson United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Larry Wilbanks officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Greg McGinnis, Jefferson, Mike McGinnis, Winneconne, Wis., and Tim McGinnis, Omro, Wis.; two brothers, Guy McGinnis, Toccoa, and Harold McGinnis, Commerce; two sisters, Lucille Sims, Maysville, and Dorothy Trammell, Pine Mountain; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon International, or to the charity of one's choice.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 25, 2000

Genevieve K. Phillips
Mrs. Genevieve Kirk Phillips, 74, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Madison County, a daughter of the late David Hadden and Lethia Jane Crumley Kirk.
She was a retired salesperson with Seymour Shoes, Royston, and was a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church. Mrs. Phillips was also a member of the Madison County Farm Bureau Women's Committee. She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Blanche Kirk, four brothers, Hoyt C., Leonard, Horace and Chandler Kirk, and four sisters, Ruth Adams, Vivian Argo, Marceline Lester and Eleanor Riley.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 20, at Evangelical Methodist Church with the Revs. Tim Peek and Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Kirk Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband, Grover Lee Phillips Sr.; son, Grover Lee Phillips Jr., Carrollton; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy C. and Julie Phillips, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Janet Westbrook, Hull; three brothers, Guy Edwin Kirk, Rondall H. Kirk and Bobby Kirk, all of Danielsville; three sisters, Sue Kirk Abercrombie, Danielsville, Rachel Kirk Hunsinger, Athens, and Jeanette Kirk King, Hull; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 25, 2000

Blanche D. Watkins
Mrs. Blanche Drake Watkins, 91, Hull, died Thursday, October 19, 2000.
Mrs. Watkins was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Elic and Mollie Sears Drake.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her husband, John Willie Watkins, and a daughter, Gwenell Watkins Adams.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 21, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Robert Passmore and Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial was in the Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery. Dit Powell, Gene McConnell, Harold Gillispie, Brooks Crawford, John Chick and Darrell Allen served as pallbearers.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Seaborn and Margie Watkins, Athens, and Troy and Martha Watkins, Commerce; son, Frankie Watkins, Hull; one sister, Bessie Clark, China Grove, N.C.; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 25, 2000

Ruby L. Sexton
Mrs. Ruby Lee Ward Sexton, of Danielsville, died Monday, October 23, 2000.
Mrs. Sexton was born July 26, 1911, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late John Wesley Ward and Myrtie Fowler Ward.
Mrs. Sexton was a homemaker and was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Sexton, three daughters, Myrtie Lou Ingram, Geraldine McElreath and Shelby Jean Brown, two grandchildren, William Russell Sexton and Robert Dennis McElreath, a brother, Brece Ward, and a sister, Edna Carey.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 25, at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ray Jenkins, Dennis Kesler and Marvin Coffee officiating. Burial was in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph Sexton and Leon Sexton, both of Danielsville; one sister, Vera Bowen, Hartwell; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Madison County Journal, October 25, 2000

Eunice V. Carr
Mrs. Eunice Virginia Williams Carr, 81, of Commerce, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Carr was born February 20, 1919, in Bonifay County, Fla. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Meddie Capps Williams.
Mrs. Carr was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include five sons, Billy Carr, Milton, Fla., Bobby Ray Carr, Port Smith, Va., Daniel Carr and Joseph Carr, both of Pensacola, Fla., and Frank Carr, Deer Park, Texas; two daughters, Annette Potter, Commerce, and Loleeta Smith, Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Chancey Williams, Roopville, and Porter Williams, Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Lois Hilstrom, Williamsburg, Va.; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 25, 2000


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