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January 24, 2001


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Ella V. Whitehead
Mrs. Ella Virginia Wier Whitehead, 80, of Athens, died Monday, January 22, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Whitehead was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mattie Pinson Wier.
She was a homemaker and a member of Cornerstone Christian Church. Mrs. Whitehead was preceded in death by her husband, Willie B. Whitehead, and a daughter, Martha Ann Baker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 25, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Hal Tapp officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Mattie Sorrow, Athens, and Brenda Sue Carithers, Nashville, Tenn.; one son, Anthony Flores, Hull; two sisters, Inez Standridge, Jefferson, and Lounette Hardeman, Roopville; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 24, 2001

Eva H. Garrett
Mrs. Eva Hassie Garrett, 65, of Commerce, died Monday, January 22, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Garrett was born January 11, 1936, in Banks County, a daughter of the late Elijah Redmond and Bessie Smith Redmond.
She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Worship Center, Danielsville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 25, at New Hope Worship Center with the Revs. Dennis Kesler, Jonathan Randall and Walter Venable officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Garrett is survived by her husband, Victor Garrett, Commerce; one son, Ricky Garrett, Commerce; two daughters, Patsy Garrett and Kathy Anderson, both of Commerce; one brother, Richard Redmond, Maysville; two sisters, Molly Parson and Daisy Shubert, both of Maysville; two grandchildren, Chris Garrett and Daniel Anderson, both of Commerce; and one great-grandchild, Ricky D. Garrett, Commerce.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 24, 2001

Fred Holder
Fred Holder, 72, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Holder was born August 16, 1928, in Jackson County, a son of the late William "Doc" and Endie Barrett Holder.
He was a retired truck stop owner and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Mr. Holder was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Phillips Holder, and a son, Dale Holder.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 25, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial will be in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Freddy Holder, Maysville, and Lewis Holder and Larry Holder, both of Atlanta; three daughters, Shirley Medley, Commerce, Brenda Holder, Athens, and Ann Holder, Atlanta; two sisters, Beatrice Varnum, Jefferson, and Eula Jean Whitehead, Danielsville; and six grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 24, 2001

Angie S. Freeman
Mrs. Angie Sell Freeman, 86, of Athens, died Monday, January 15, 2001.
A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Freeman was a daughter of the late J.C. and Bertha Sell Burroughs.
She was connected with the Food Services Department of the University of Georgia for over 26 years, retiring in 1984. Mrs. Freeman was a member of Tuckston United Methodist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, in the Hoschton Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating.
Survivors include a sister, Thelma Fair, Colbert; grandchildren, Tracy Oldham, Jefferson, Ronnie Hamilton, Palmyra, Pa., Jerry Hamilton, Stone Mountain, and Terry Hamilton, Harwick; four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2550 North Druid Hills Road, Suite 275, Atlanta, GA 30329.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 24, 2001

Murwyn M. Moody
Mrs. Murwyn Massey Moody, 86, of Athens, formerly of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Moody was a daughter of the late Curt and Hattie Short Massey. Her husband was the late Art Moody.
Mrs. Moody was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 20, at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Ray Austin and the Rev. Frank Granger officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Moody is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Greg Bickley, Athens; grandson, Matthew Bickley, Athens; brothers and sisters-in-law, Shelby and Rosemary Massey, Commerce, and Norman and Betty Massey, Goshen, N.J.; brother, Cody Massey, Cornelia; sisters, Ebby Hill, Columbia, S.C., and Everette Milford, Commerce; and sister and brother-in-law, Janell and Dan Chandler, Dalton.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 24, 2001

John H. Black
John Hoyt Black, of Hull, died Sunday, January 21, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Black was a son of the late David Lamar and Ethel Lucille Black.
He was retired from Westclox, with 38 years of service. Mr. Black was preceded in death by a brother, William David "W.D." Black.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Revs. E.L. "Steve" Stephens and Bill Wood officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife, Betty Lance Black; one daughter, Dawn King, Fayetteville, N.C.; two sons, David Black and the Rev. Barry Black, both of Hull; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joy Baptist Church, 1135 Glen Carrie Road, Hull, GA 30646, or to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 2227 Diamond Hill-Neese Road, Hull, GA 30646.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 24, 2001

Willie L. Goss
Mrs. Willie L. Goss, 81, of Colbert, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001.
Born in Franklin County, Mrs. Goss was a daughter of the late Riley and Katie Jackson Crook.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Goss was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Goss.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, January 19, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Gettis Allen and Randell Starrett officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Goss' grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Fanida Fleming, Willie Parham and Gwenette Chandler, all of Colbert; four sons, Mitchell Goss, Larry Goss, Ronnie Goss and Allen Goss, all of Colbert; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 24, 2001

Gina Hill
Miss Gina Hill, 40, of Hull, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Scottland Memorial Hospital, Laurinburg, N.C.
Miss Hill was born July 23, 1960, in Atlanta. She was a daughter of Jean Hill, Maysville, and the late Clark Hill.
Miss Hill was employed with Red Lobster, Athens, and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, at Ridgeway Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Miss Hill is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Miranda Jean and Stacy Batchelor Sr., Marston, N.C.; two grandchildren, Brittany and Stacy Jr.; her fiancé, Wes Roberts, Athens; five sisters, Cindy Baird and Christy Phelps, both of Maysville, Pat Clinton, Commerce, Marcia Sullivan, Wagram, N.C., and Jennifer Wright, Conyers; two brothers, Bill Hill, McDonough, and Obie Faulkner, Maysville; six nieces, 13 nephews, two great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 24, 2001

William Dove
William "Garner" Dove, 56, of Royston, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Athens Heritage Home.
Mr. Dove was born April 29, 1944, in Franklin County, a son of Edna Ray Dove, Royston, and the late Rev. Hoyt Garner Dove.
He was retired from Monroe Auto Equipment and was employed with Con-Agra as a poultry farmer. Mr. Dove was a member of New Hope Worship Center.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Dove.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, at New Hope Worship Center with the Revs. Dennis Kesler, Jonathan Randall, John Ingham and Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, South. Lee Carey, Joe Lockman, Eric Dove, Rodney Dove, David Ingham and Rex Norton served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers included servicemen and office personnel of Con-Agra: Chris Jones, Columbia Farms; Pete Sisk, Con-Agra; and Gene Lambert, Con-Agra. Also, Kenny Smith, Josh Smith, Rusty Royston, John Fields, Francis Barnett, William Dove Sr., William Dove Jr., Buddy Dove, Bob Davis, Rufus Herring and Randy Royston.
Mr. Dove is survived by his wife, Judy Rice Dove, Royston; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Alice Dove, Royston; son, Brent Dove, Royston; daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Walt Myers, Royston; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Becky Dove, Danielsville, and Oral and Judy Dove, Athens; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marlene and Omer Lee Carey, Royston, Francis and Edward Hicks, Hartwell, and Joan and Buford Lockman and Rita and John Ingham, all of Athens; and grandchildren, Anna Elizabeth Dove, Ross Garner Dove, Brandon Franklin Myers and Jonathan Hoyt Myers, all of Royston.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to New Hope Worship Center, P.O. Box 355, Franklin Springs, GA 30639.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 24, 2001

A. Rufus Potts Jr.
A. Rufus Potts Jr., 65, of Hull, died Thursday, January 18, 2001.
A native of Union County, Mr. Potts was a son of the late Arthur Rufus Potts Sr. and Adell Thomas Potts.
He was a self-employed painter and a member of Ivey Log Baptist Church, Blairsville. Mr. Potts was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Helen Bacon Potts.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 20, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Mike Purdy and Luther Fouche officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, David G. Potts, Hull; two brothers, Robert Potts, Morehead, Ky., and Winston Potts, Jesup; two sisters, Cora Potts Baxter, Athens, and Christine Tate, Blairsville; and three grandchildren, Amiee, Nikki and Danielle Potts, all of Hull.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 24, 2001


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