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January 3, 2001


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Eva L. Lamb
Mrs. Eva Lou Tiller Fitzpatrick Lamb, 89, of Carnesville, died Thursday, December 28, 2000, at Cobb Health Care Center, Comer.
Mrs. Lamb was born May 9, 1911, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Eddie Lee and Lillie Mae Vaughn Tiller.
Mrs. Lamb had worked as a switchboard operator with Saint Joseph's Hospital and was a homemaker. She was a member of Ila Baptist Church.
Mrs. Lamb was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph G. Fitzpatrick, her second husband, D.T. Lamb, and a sister, Lucy Lester.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 30, at Ila Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include one daughter, Faye Hopson, Afton, Tenn.; four sons, Donald Fitzpatrick, Sanford, N.C., Edward Y. Fitzpatrick, Maryville, Tenn., Robert M. "Bob" Fitzpatrick, Carnesville, and Jimmy R. Fitzpatrick, McDonough; three sisters, Beatrice Carter, Madison, Mary Hooper Molis, Navaree Village, Ohio, and Sara Long, Commerce; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
For further information and guest book, see www.legacy.com.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001

James C. Smith
James Cody Smith, 77, of Athens, died Monday, January 1, 2001.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Cody Keyes and Maude Mathews Smith.
He retired from Hulme Tool Co., Elberton, after 34 years of service, and was a member of Carlton Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 3, at Carlton Baptist Church with the Revs. Doug Ivey and Marshall Tribble officiating. Burial was in the Carlton Cemetery. Blayne Smith, Ricky Drew, Derek Dye, Shane Smith, Marshall King and Donald Boswell served as pallbearers. Members of the Loyalty Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Imogene Smith; one daughter, Linda Gaulding, Colbert; two sisters, Anna Laura Cooper and Mauline Drew, both of Carlton; two brothers, Lester T. Smith and G. Walter Smith, both of Comer; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carlton Baptist Church Building Fund, Church Street, Carlton, GA 30627, or to the Carlton Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001

Carol E. Williams
Carol Elaine "Carkie" Williams, 36, of Athens, died Friday, December 29, 2000.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Williams was a daughter of Richard Williams, Colbert, and Louise Martin, Athens.
She was a member of Fork Bethel Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at Fork Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Rufus Whitlock and Victor Appling officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sons, Dietric Stribling and Kendrick Stribling, both of Athens; one sister, Lucretia Faust, Covington; three brothers, Donald Martin and Michael Williams, both of Lexington, and Larry Faust, Maxeys; and grandparents, James and Ruby Taylor, Lexington.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001

Adell P. Elliott
Mrs. Adell P. Elliott, of Commerce, died Saturday, December 30, 2000.
Mrs. Elliott was a daughter of the late H.C. Parr and Cora Ledford Elliott. She was the wife of the late Guy Elliott.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 1, 2001, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in the Grove Level Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Glorila Elliott, Griffin; brother, Clyde Parr, Commerce; sister, Ruth Bingham, Maysville; grandchildren, Connie and Jeff Carden, Zebulon, Randy Elliott Sr. and Rebecca Elliott, both of Griffin, and Rachel and Mark Henson, Winder; and seven great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001

Willard Stephens
Willard Stephens, 73, of Athens, died Saturday, December 30, 2000.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Stephens was a son of the late Alexander and Cleo Weathers Stephens.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Champion Dairy Pak. Mr. Stephens was a member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the V.F.W.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Spratlin Stephens.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 2, 2001, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Richard Horne, Johnny Stephens, Norman Cockrell, Larry Landrum, Ricky Nixon and Dan Harrell served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Kim Stephens, Athens, and Gene Stephens, Maysville; two daughters, Terry Evans and Tina Blount, both of Athens; one brother, J.C. Stephens, Greenwood, S.C.; two sisters, Gertrude Fields and Deloris Horne, both of Athens; grandchildren, Kristy Gee and Jackie Evans, both of Athens, and Nick Stephens, Maysville; great-grandchildren, Shane and Amber Gee, Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001

Evelyn C. Smathers
Evelyn Clotfelter Smathers, 93, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, December 31, 2000.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 2, 2001, in the Prospect United Methodist Church cemetery.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 20001

Jeremy O. Gearing
Jeremy O'Brian Gearing, 15, of Hull, died Monday, January 1, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Gearing was a son of Benard Lawrence Norman and Rebecca Baxter Gearing.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 4, in the Meadow Baptist Church cemetery with William Anglin officiating. Jason Baxter, Cory Davis, Brian Shields, Brandon Shields, David Moore and Kyle Haynes will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include five sisters, Candy Gearing, Donna Gearing and Elizabeth Gearing, all of Hull, and Patricia Norman and Carol Norman, both of Lincolnton; and one brother, Jason Baxter, Colbert.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001

Vivian J. Shetterley
Mrs. Vivian Juanita Whitley Shetterley, 60, of Colbert, died Friday, December 29, 2000.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Shetterley was a daughter of Sara W. Bates, Danielsville, and the late Julius Whitley.
Graveside services were held Sunday, December 31, in the Colbert City Cemetery with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, James P. Shetterley, Colbert; one son, Michael Shetterley, Athens; one daughter, Karen Shetterley Scarbrough, Athens; one brother, Coy Whitley, Watkinsville; one sister, Janice Griffeth, Danielsville; and one granddaughter, Hannah Scarbrough, Athens.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001

Robert H. Jones
Robert Harold "Bob" Jones, 77, of Comer, formerly of Atlanta, died Monday, January 1, 2001.
Mr. Jones was a son of the late Robert Daniel and Ruby Ethel Pittman Jones.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was retired from Link Belt-FMC, Atlanta. Mr. Jones was a longtime deacon of Cleveland Avenue Baptist Church, Atlanta, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Lakewood.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 3, in Crestlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Harold Proctor officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Diane Wood, Comer, and Sharon Gay Edge, Jonesboro; two sons, Robert Daniel Jones, Melbourne, Fla., and James Edward Jones, Atlanta; two brothers, Thomas E. Jones, Atlanta, and David E. Jones, Fayetteville; three sisters, Evelyn Dixon, Rex, Lottie Stringer, Lawrenceville, and Margaret Dorkin, Stockbridge; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001

Doris S. McCay
Mrs. Doris Sewell McCay, 84, of Ila, died Tuesday, December 26, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. McCay was born August 13, 1916, in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Julius Lee Sewell and the late Frances Merrle Brown Sewell.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Bold Springs United Methodist Church. Mrs. McCay was preceded in death by a brother, Vance Sewell.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 29, at Mount Hermon Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Albert Vaughn and Susan Reggin officiating. Burial was in the Ila City Cemetery. LeAnn McCay, Jason McCay, J.J. McCay, Megan McCay, Trey McCay and Daniel McCay served as pallbearers.
Mrs. McCay is survived by her husband, Ralph Leon McCay Sr., Ila; two sons, Ralph Leon McCay Jr., Fort Lamar, and James Lee McCay, Ila; one daughter, Barbara Jean McCay, Ila; one brother, Raiford Sewell, Bold Springs; six grandchildren and one niece.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001

Clarence M. Bryant Sr.
Clarence M. Bryant Sr., 79, of Athens, died Wednesday, December 27, 2000.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Bryant was a son of the late John Elva and Mary Della Bryant.
He was retired from Purolator.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 29, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Union Point. Thomas E. Bryant Sr., Thomas E. Bryant Jr., Clarence M. Bryant Jr., Bert W. Strickland, Charles R. Griggs and Donnie Fowler served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Justin Fowler and Murphy Bryant.
Survivors include his former wife and mother of their children, Rachel A. Bryant O'Sheal, Hull; one daughter, Ellen B. Griggs, Athens; two sons, Thomas E. Bryant, Lexington, and Clarence M. Bryant Jr., Hull; two sisters, Sara Bates, Danielsville, and Ellakay Redfern, Athens; two brothers, Raymond Bryant, Dewey Rose, and Almond Bryant, Bowman; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, 1-800-527-7105.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001

John Dewaters
John Dewaters, 67, of Commerce, formerly of Staten Island, N.Y., died Friday, December 29, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mr. Dewaters was born May 15, 1933, in Staten Island, N.Y., a son of the late Abram and Rose Mooney Dewaters.
He had been employed as a salesman.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 2, 2001, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Harold Crawford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Dewaters is survived by his wife, Marion Dewaters, Commerce; four sons, Arthur Dewaters, Welaka, Fla., Don Dewaters, New London, Conn., Raymond Dewaters, Louisiana, and Thomas Dewaters, Commerce; two daughters, Deann Dewaters, Hull, and Dorinda Hall, Maysville; one brother, James Dewaters, Staten Island, N.Y.; one sister, Mary Peters, Norwick, Conn.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001

Kenneth Bray
Kenneth Bray, 84, of Stockbridge, died Saturday, December 30, 2000.
A native of Colbert, Mr. Bray was a retired supervisor with the Atlanta Army Depot. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5290 and was past master and secretary of Stockbridge Masonic Lodge No. 691.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 2, 2001, in Ward's Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge.
Mr. Bray is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Wuske Bray; three daughters, Mary Ellen Bruce Montgomery, Stockbridge, Juliann Duncan, Seagrove Beach, Fla., and Cathy Wilkerson, McDonough; three granddaughters, one grandson and three great-grandchildren.
Ward's Fairview Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 3, 2001


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