Madison County Obituaries...

May 23, 2001


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Dink Strickland
Dink Strickland, 57, of Hull, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Strickland was a son of the late Charlie and Grace Davis Strickland.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed as a painting contractor with Feimster & Peterson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include three daughters, Carol Williams and Laura Hansford, both of Hull, and Tracy Aponte, Danielsville; one son, Russell Strickland, Danielsville; one sister, Elizabeth Anglin, Colbert; one brother, Jerry Strickland, Athens; 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 23, 2001

Hoyt Leachman
Hoyt Leachman, 85, of Commerce, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Leachman was born August 14, 1915. He was a son of the late Cicero and Ida Minish Leachman.
Mr. Leachman was a farmer and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce.
Mr. Leachman is survived by his wife, Rose Leachman, Commerce; five daughters, Barbara Black and Mary Dailey, both of Ila, Betty Ledbetter, Winder, and Bernice Wilder and Barbara Morgan, both of Commerce; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 23, 2001

Clinton D. Haney
Clinton Daniel Haney, 76, of Danielsville, died Thursday, May 17, 2001.
Mr. Haney was a Gwinnett County native. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army, and was a residential heating and air installer. Mr. Haney was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Erma Haney.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in the chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. David Singleton officiating. Burial was in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Cain, Grayson, and Brenda White, Sue Griffin and Joyce Cole, all of Danielsville; four sisters, Codell Singleton, Tucker, Faye Singleton, Lilburn, Gladys Merline Fox, Norcross, and Betty Davis; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 23, 2001

Thomas E. Iler Sr.
Thomas E. Iler Sr., 77, of Bishop, died Saturday, May 19, 2001.
A native and lifelong resident of Oconee County, Mr. Iler was a son of the late Quincy and Snowbell Colley Iler.
He retired from the Athens Coca-Cola Company, with 30 years of service, and was a member of Bishop United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Athens Lodge of the Royal Order of the Moose.
Mr. Iler was preceded in death by his wife, Charline Carter Iler.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21, at Bishop Cemetery with the Rev. James Ashe officiating. Jamie Hart, Bobby Hart, Randy Hart, Jason Towe and Michael Ogletree served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Ann Lyle, Athens, and Brenda Hart, Commerce; one son, Thomas E. "Edd" Iler Jr., Bishop; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bishop United Methodist Church, Bishop, GA 30621.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 23, 2001

Juanita Cooper
Mrs. Juanita Cooper, 68, of Colbert, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Cooper was a daughter of the late Harvey Cunningham and Susie Bush Cunningham.
She was a member of Colbert Grove Church, where she served on the mother board and usher board.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Colbert Grove Church with the Rev. Ronald Gantt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Alice F. Garner, Linda Hubbard and Susie E. Cunningham, all of Colbert; five sons, Calvin Cunningham, Stanley Cooper, Bernard Cooper and Fredrick Cooper, all of Colbert, and Jeffery Cunningham, Athens; six sisters, Annie Freeman, Athens, Mary Parrish, Detroit, Mich., Carrie Jennings, Baltimore, Md., Linda Bulter, Colbert, Willene Colbert, Chicago, Ill., and Loia Foote, Texas; five brothers, Eugene Cunningham, Detroit, Mich., Willie J. Freeman and Claude Freeman, both of Hull, Harold Freeman, Augusta, and Paul Allen, Colbert; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Jones Lexington Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 23, 2001


 

Alline M. Sims
Mrs. Alline Matthews Sims, 80, of Royston, died Thursday, May 10, 2001.
A native of Robertson County, Tenn., Mrs. Sims was a daughter of the late Alex Emmett and Vallie Mae Choate Matthews.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Unity Baptist Church, Royston. Mrs. Sims was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Charles Sims.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Unity Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin O'Donnell officiating.
Survivors include five daughters, Frances Dove, Duluth, Ellen Cole, Austell, Helen Jordan, Bowersville, Linda Holbrook, Danielsville, and Carolyn Blair, Madison Heights, Mich.; one sister, Melba Saddler, Springfield, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Unity Baptist Church, 3908 Hwy. 17 South, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 23, 2001

George H. Dew
George Herbert Dew, 61, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at his residence near Bishop.
Mr. Dew was employed at The Georgia Club, near Statham. He was a resident of the Athens area for the last 34 years and had been owner/operator of three service stations, including a Phillips 66 Station and two Gulf Stations.
A native of Dade City, Fla., Mr. Dew served in the U.S. Army, Kodiak Command, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, from 1963 to 1965, where he met his first wife, Janice Reed, mother of his three children.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Joy Dew Russell, Arcadia, Fla.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home.
Mr. Dew is survived by his wife, Roberta "Robbie" Dew; one son, Wallace Lynn Dew, Danielsville; two daughters, Laurie Ann Stover, Winder, and Leslie Elizabeth Reviere, Statham, and Jessica Ann Daigle, Bishop; five brothers, David W. Dew, Ferguson, Mo., James E. Dew, Goleta, Calif., Wilbur L. Dew, Dade City, Fla., John A. Dew, Tampa, Fla., and Robert E. Dew, Hull; one sister, Virginia Dew Blake, Dade City, Fla.; and three grandsons, Jacob, Cameron and Harrison, all of Statham.
Memorials may be made to the Georgia Sheriff's Boys Ranch.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 23, 2001

Betty I. Hammond
Mrs. Betty Irene Hammond, 72, of Athens, died Saturday, May 19, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Hammond was a daughter of the late Charlie and Ola Epps Hardigree.
She was a homemaker and was retired from Thomas Textile. Mrs. Hammond was a member of Whitehall Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clifford Hammond.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Curtis Hammond officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Shelby Brehm, Bogart, and Karen Fountain, Athens; four sons, Clifford Hammond and Buddy Hammond, both of Athens, Glenn Hammond, McDonough, and Phil Hammond, Watkinsville; two sisters, Jean Loggins, Colbert, and Joyce Loggins, Athens; two brothers, Curtis Hardigree and Franklin Hardigree, both of Athens; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 23, 2001

Mitchell D. Huff
Mitchell David Huff, 58, of Washington, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Huff was a son of the late Henry David and Mary Taylor Huff.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War, and was employed as a meat cutter for A & P Food Stores. Mr. Huff was a member of County Line Baptist Church, Rayle.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the County Line Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Wade Palmer officiating.
Survivors include one son, David Huff, Danielsville; and two sisters, Mildred H. Edwards, Watkinsville, and Ruth Huff, Washington.
Hopkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 23, 2001

Viola I. Haynes
Mrs. Viola Irene Crawford Haynes, 82, formerly of Madison, died Saturday, May 19, 2001.
Mrs. Haynes was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Haynes.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the chapel of Simmons Funeral Home with the Rev. Byron Butch Lee officiating.
Her body will be donated to science at Emory University Hospital.
Survivors include four daughters, Jeanette H. Pinson, Rutledge, Sara H. DeWitt, Bullhead City, Ariz., Sylvia McCart, Nicholson, and Claudia Paulette Kitchens, Hull; one son, William Edward Haynes, Granberry, Texas; one sister, Margaret Carter, Buchanan; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 23, 2001

Hazel L. Sims
Mrs. Hazel Lois "Missie" Sims, 70, of Athens, died Friday, May 18, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Sims was a daughter of the late Jimmy and Geraldine Stephens Curry.
She was retired from the University of Georgia.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Fairplay Baptist Church, Hull, with the Rev. Gazzara Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Nell Sims Smith, Gainesville; five sisters, Bibergean Powell and Shirley Mae Gore, Hickory, N.C., Chaistine Betty Jones, Richmond, Calif., Barbara Sue Dukes and Joyce Ann Hopper, both of New York; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 23, 2001


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