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March 21, 2001


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Harley Dockery Jr.
Harley Dockery Jr., 43, of Comer, died Sunday, March 18, 2001.
Mr. Dockery was born March 14, 1958, a son of Mae L. Frady, Hull, and the late Harley Dockery Sr.
He was employed with Con-Agra Poultry, Athens.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Robert Garrett and Jamie Doster officiating. Burial was in Bowers Memorial Gardens, Canon.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Roger Thomas Dockery, Comer; one daughter, Linda Herring, Hull; step-father, Robert Frady, Hull; one brother, Martin L. Dockery, Danielsville; two sisters, Wanda King, Royston, and Velma Stewart, Danielsville; and five grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 21, 2001

Rev. Milton
E. Bagwell
The Rev. Milton Ernest Bagwell, 58, of Danielsville, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Bagwell was born February 4, 1943, in Madison County. He was a son of the late Willie Ernest and Hattie Ruth Alford Bagwell.
The Rev. Bagwell had worked for the University of Georgia Public Safety Division and retired from the Athens Clarke County Police Department as lieutenant commander of services division, and also worked in the homicide division. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Georgia Bible Institute with a seminary degree.
The Rev. Bagwell served Hannah's Creek Baptist Church, Madison County, Rice Creek Baptist Church, Franklin County, Bethel M Baptist Church, Madison County, and Faith Baptist Church, Elbert County.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. Dayton Logan, Ray Jenkins, Barry Black and Don Mulkey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Deacons from Faith Baptist Church served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were deacons from former pastorates and police officers of police department in uniform and court officials.
The Rev. Bagwell is survived by his wife, Carolyn Kellum Bagwell, Danielsville; one son, the Rev. David L. Bagwell, Royston; one daughter, Jackie Griffeth, Danielsville; two sisters, Louise Smith, Danielsville, and Dessie Lee Jarrard, Jefferson.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 21, 2001

Eugene Daniels
Eugene Daniels, 47, of Commerce, died Friday, March 16, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Tabors Chapel Church, Ila, with the Rev. Morris L. Colvin Sr. officiating.
Mr. Daniels is survived by four sisters, Ruby Lee Newton, Lizzie Almond, Nezzie Carpenter and Madge Waller; three brothers, Mathew Daniels, James Daniels and LJ Daniels; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mason Funeral Home, Commerce.
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 21, 2001

H.D. Cohran
Homer Duncan Cohran, 77, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Emory University Hospital, Decatur.
Mr. Cohran was born in Paulding County on July 5, 1923. He was a son of the late James Chester and Lena Harper Cohran.
Mr. Cohran was a retired Railroad L & N switch foreman and attended Freedom Fellowship Church in Austell. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, and was a member of the American Legion Post #264 in Mableton.
Mr. Cohran was preceded in death by a son, Donald Gerald Cohran.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Bob Neal and Layman Chip Cohran officiating. Burial will be in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery. Kenneth Phillips, Jim DeLoach, Jerry Hendrix, Trevor Cole, Lee Sartain and Darrell Sartain will serve as pallbearers. Sammy Gordon will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Mr. Cohran is survived by his wife, Adeline Amanda Sartain Cohran, Danielsville; one son, Henry Chester "Chip" Cohran, Dallas; one daughter, Debra Lena Hernandez, Mableton; two brothers, George Cohran, Paulding County, and Hugh Cohran, Lithia Springs; two sisters, Allie Rice, Lithia Springs, and Betty Head, Douglasville; and six grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 21, 2001

Grady C. Thomas
Grady Clexton Thomas, 85, of Carnesville, father of James Thomas, Danielsville, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center, Demorest.
Mr. Thomas was born in Franklin County on May 10, 1915, a son of the late Claude Clexton and Lillie Mae Payne Thomas.
Retired, he was a farmer and had worked at Master Furniture Company in Toccoa for 45 years. Mr. Thomas was a member and past deacon of New Bethel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Grady Thomas, a sister, Myrtie Lee Haynie, and six brothers, Boyd, Hoyt, Van, Lester, Homer and Gilmer Thomas.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Collins and Willard Crider officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to his son, Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Louise Barnes Thomas; sons, Mike Thomas and Roger Thomas, both of Carnesville; three daughters, Virginia Chastain, Carnesville, Carolyn Massey, Dewey Rose, and Linda Chatham, Grovetown; four sisters, Maebelle Segars, Lorene Perkins and Joan Segars, all of Lavonia, and Ozell Pritchett, Carnesville; one brother, Gomer Thomas, Carnesville; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 21, 2001

Kayla E. Anglin
Kayla E. Anglin, infant daughter of James R. Morris Jr. and Kelly Elaine Anglin, Pickens, S.C., died Thursday, March 15, 2001.
Infant Anglin was born in Pickens County.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, in the Macedonia Holiness Church cemetery with the Rev. William Anglin officiating.
In addition to her parents, survivors include two brothers, Michael Morris and Steven Morris, both of Pickens, S.C.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 21, 2001.

Tommy J. Sims
Tommy Joe Sims, 53, of Maysville, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Sims was born February 28, 1948. He was a son of Lucille McGinnis Sims, Maysville, and the late Billy Joe Sims.
Mr. Sims was a retired sheet metal worker and was a member of Maysville Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville, with the Revs. Brian Stowe, Larry Joe Wilbanks and Jordan Weldon officiating.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Sims is survived by his wife, Benita Carroll Sims, Maysville; two sons, Jacob Sims and Jason Sims, both of Maysville; one daughter, Joy Hardy, Commerce; one sister, Terry Wilbanks, Harriman, Tenn.; and one granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 21, 2001

Mildred C. Okelley
Mrs. Mildred Carolyn Okelley, 75, of Nicholson, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Okelley was born February 5, 1926, in Commerce, a daughter of the late Dave and Lollie Lyles Duke.
She was a housewife and was of the Methodist faith.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Methodist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Okelley is survived by her husband, Henry Bill Okelley, Nicholson; one son, Mike Okelley, Marietta; one daughter, Anita Palmer, Covington; one brother, Jack Duke, Jefferson; two sisters, Louise Duke, Jefferson, and Jane Segars, Arcade; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 21, 2001

Doris B. Chambers
Mrs. Doris Bennett Chambers, 57, of Maysville, died Monday, March 19, 2001.
Mrs. Chambers was born July 5, 1943, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Bush and Maebell Harper Bennett.
Mrs. Chambers had been employed with Barrow Manufacturing Company and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.C. Chambers.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Riverside Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Manus and Charles Morrison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, David Chambers, Maysville; two daughters, Teresa Queen, Homer, and Susan Rylee, Gillsville; and four grandchildren, Brittany Queen and Chris Queen, both of Homer, and Blake Rylee and Kevin Rylee, both of Gillsville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 21, 2001

Clara E. Benton
Mrs. Clara "Granny" Eubanks Benton, of Moultrie, formerly of Commerce, died Monday, March 19, 2001, in Moultrie following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with the Revs. Don Paulson and Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Roger and Faye Benton, Moultrie; sister-in-law, Hazel McElroy, Lakeland, Fla.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Roy Cofer, Ocala, Fla.; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Commerce, the Commerce Public Library or to the First Baptist Church of Moultrie.
Cobb Funeral Home, Moultrie, was in charge of arrangements, with Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, in charge of local arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 21, 2001


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