Madison County Obituaries...

April 11, 2001


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Cody S. Sexton
Cody Scott Sexton, 4 months, of Commerce, son of Clayton Randall and Angela Mauldin Sexton, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Infant Sexton was born November 19, 2000, in DeKalb County, Ala.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Zachary Smith, Commerce; maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Louise Mauldin, Commerce; paternal grandparents, Phil and Shirley Sexton, Danielsville, and Chris and Kathy Hansford, Ila; paternal great-grandparents, O.B. and Louise Sexton, Dabney Sorrow and Sarah Fortson, all of Danielsville; and a number of aunts and uncles.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 11, 2001

Otha L. Jordan
Otha L. Jordan, 87, of Nicholson, died Thursday, April 5, 2001.
Born in Homer, Mr. Jordan was a son of the late James Pleasant and Mary Lou Cheek Jordan.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, and had worked at a filling station. Mr. Jordan was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Hoyt Johnson officiating.
Survivors include one son, James Wallace Jordan, Athens; two sisters, Burma Sue Smith, Danielsville, and Monti Ray Lu Allen, Commerce; two brothers, Allen Jordan, Ila, and Hayde Jordan, Orlando, Fla.; one grandchild, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 11, 2001

Jack Wray
Jack L. Wray, 65, of Crawford, died Sunday, April 8, 2001.
A native of Richmond County, Mr. Wray was a son of the late Thomas L. and Mattie Huff Wray.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the American Legion Post 123, Lexington.
Mr. Wray was employed with the Oglethorpe County School System and was a member of Crawford Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Crawford Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Bruce officiating. The Oglethorpe County High School Class of 1953 and employees of Oglethorpe County School System served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Joni Jean Thomason, Colbert; and one son, Thomas Stephen Wray, Athens.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, Crawford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 11, 2001


Luther E. Wood
Luther E. Wood, 81, of Hull, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001.
Mr. Wood was a son of the late Hinton and Lenora Wilson Wood and the husband of the late Vera Youngblood Wood.
He was a retired carpenter.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Michael Newman Sr. officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Jefferson. Tommy Wood, Micha Quarles, Scot Carson, T.J. Clark, Willie Epps and Church Toney served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sons, Luther E. Wood Jr., Neese, Stanley Wood, Nicholson, and Thomas Wood, Ila; five daughters, Marie Carson, Commerce, Dorothy Harper, Ocala, Fla., Mary Helen Quarles, Watkinsville, Patricia Wood, Hull, and Shelia Herring, Comer; one sister, Ethel Epps, Athens; 32 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 11, 2001

Betty M. Lunsford
Mrs. Betty Moseman Lunsford, 74, of Hull, died Monday, April 9, 2001.
Born in Clarke County, Mrs. Lunsford was a daughter of the late Harry C. Moseman Sr. and Ollie Butler Moseman. She was the wife of the late William M. Lunsford.
Mrs. Lunsford was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Barry Black officiating. Steve Bates, David Tyner, Clay Strickland, Bobby Strickland, Lindsay Brock, Lance Tyner and Ricky Scarbrough served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Lunsford Bomgardner, Callahan, Fla., Kathy Lunsford Tyner and Laura Lunsford Campbell, both of Hull, and Margie Lunsford Bennett, Edgefield, S.C.; one brother, Harry C. Moseman Jr., Athens; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 11, 2001

Claude J. McCurdy Jr.
Claude Johnson "Mac" McCurdy Jr., 87, formerly of Chamblee and Danielsville, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Christian City Convalescent Center of complications from Alzheimer's Disease.
Mr. McCurdy was born January 26, 1914, in Banks County, the fourth of seven children, to Blonnie Chambers McCurdy and Claude J. McCurdy Sr.
He spent most of his working years in the paint manufacturing industry. Mr. McCurdy was an entrepreneur who founded Maxi-Kote Paint Company and Mercury Spray Equipment in Chamblee, where he lived with his family for 30 years.
He was a devoted member of the Lions Club and served in various positions on the board. Mr. McCurdy was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chamblee, and later Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, Danielsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Rosemary Speir McCurdy, his oldest son, C.J. McCurdy III, a grandchild, a brother, and a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at at H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, Atlanta. Burial will be in North Atlanta Memorial Park.
Mr. McCurdy is survived by his wife, Lyla Bennett McCurdy, Union City; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Glenn Jones, Norcross, and Margaret and Ernest Saunders, Hoschton; son and daughter-in-law, William and Anita McCurdy, Daytona Beach, Fla.; step-daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Steven Ekstrom, Paris, Texas; sisters, Monteen Winkleman, LeHigh Acres, Fla., and Blondine Andrews, Rainesville, Ala.; brothers, William McCurdy, Braselton, and George Wesley McCurdy, Royston; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christian City Convalescent Center in Union City, Ga., or to the Alzheimer's Association.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at H.M. Patterson Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, located at 4550 Peachtree Road.
H.M. Patterson Oglethorpe Hill Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 11, 2001

Thelma D. Lewallen
Mrs. Thelma Duncan Lewallen, 92, of Homer, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Lewallen was born January 25, 1909, a daughter of the late Alvin and Hattie Bray Duncan.
She was a homemaker and a member of Homer Baptist Church. Mrs. Lewallen was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Lewallen, and a daughter, Doris Tucker.
Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in Banks Memorial Gardens, Homer, with the Revs. Jim McClendon and Jerry Stowe officiating.
Survivors include one son, Bobby Lewallen, Homer; one brother, Hoyt Duncan, Commerce; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 11, 2001


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