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June 6, 2001


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Helen L. Gordon
Mrs. Helen Louise Dean Gordon, 77, of Danielsville, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Cobb Health Care Center, Comer.
Mrs. Gordon was born May 19, 1924, in Madison County, a daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Christian Dean.
She had worked for Thomas Textile in Athens, and later for Zeb's Bar-B-Que. Mrs. Gordon was of the Baptist denomination.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Frank Gordon, a sister, Ethel Akins, and two brothers, Horace Dean and William Dean.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, in Danielsville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating.
Survivors include one son, Tony Gordon, Danielsville; one brother, Doyle Dean, Colbert; five sisters, June James, Danielsville, Frances Smith, Comer, Leola Kelly, Cornelia, May S. Tittle, Watkinsville, and Alberta Chesney, Simpsonville, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001

Gladys Johnson
Mrs. Gladys Johnson, 77, of Danielsville, died Thursday, May 31, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Henry Marshall and Lillie Johnson.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 4, at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Rev. D.T. Jackson officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, Eddie Johnson; three daughters, Janice J. Johnson and Beverly Ann Johnson, both of Danielsville, and Wendy J. Arnold, Athens; three sons, John Marshall Colbert, Crawford, Larry Robert Johnson, Athens, and Dennis Pierre Johnson, Comer; four sisters, Trudy McKeever, Commerce, Lula Mae Colbert, Danielsville, Rosie Jones, Athens, and Ida Brown, Garner, N.C.; two brothers, Durham Johnson and James Johnson, both of Philadelphia; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001

Martha L. Taylor
Mrs. Martha Lee Elder Taylor, 70, of Athens, died Monday, June 4, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Taylor was a daughter of the late Raymond Elder and Katie O'Dell Kent Elder. She was the wife of the late Hiowt C. Taylor.
Mrs. Taylor was a retiree of Chicopee Mills.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Tommy York officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Gayle Spratlin, Colbert, and Linda Taylor, Athens; two sisters, Sara Zuber, Athens, and Agnes Corpus, Alpena, Mo.; one brother, Don Elder, Pensacola, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001

Charlie Foster Jr.
Funeral services for Charlie "Brick" Foster Jr., of Athens, were held Saturday, June 2, 2001, at St. Paul C.M.E. Church, Athens. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Charles Mack officiating.
Mr. Foster was a son of James R. Jones Sr. and Estella A. Jones, Athens.
He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, Athens. Mr. Foster was preceded in death by a daughter, Felicia S. Foster, and a brother, Robert Trent Jones.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include, one daughter, Lolita C. Foster, Douglasville; one son, Anthony C. (Denise) Foster, Athens; two sisters, Rhonda Lynne Burton, Athens, and Donna M. (Eddie) Brown, Hull; one brother, Keith (Sandra) Foster, Atlanta; two grandchildren, Maniga Foster and Anton Foster, both of Athens; one aunt, Annette (Glenn) Tate, Athens; two uncles, Robert (Patricia) Wimbush and Addison Wimbush Jr., both of Athens; one great-aunt, Maggie S. Winfrey; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001

Richard L. Armstrong
Richard Lee Armstrong, LFD, 64, of Holly Hill, Fla., died Thursday, May 17, 2001.
Mr. Armstrong was a native of Bessemer City, N.C. He was a retired air traffic controller with Hartsfield International Airport and was a pilot of his own plane.
Mr. Armstrong served in the U.S. Army and held a degree in mortuary science. He was a licensed funeral director in the State of California and worked at the medical examiner's office. Mr. Armstrong was also a Mason.
Mr. Armstrong is survived by three sisters, Rebecca Mayo, Lexington, Anne Haynes, Comer, and Rachel Johnson, Danielsville.
Newlife Cremation and Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001

Doris Fowler
Mrs. Doris Fowler, 61, a homemaker, of Eastanollee, died Thursday, May 31, 2001.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Fowler was a daughter of the late Calvin and Elizabeth Dutton.
She was a member of Faith Valley Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Faith Valley Holiness Church with the Revs. Gettis Allen and Donald Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Fowler is survived by her husband, Kenneth Floyd Fowler; one daughter, Marie Peeples, Hartwell; four sisters, Louise Gaines, Elberton, Ellen Fowler, Eastanollee, Nina Neece, Lavonia, and Barbara Brown, Royston; four brothers, John Dutton, Colbert, Fletcher Dutton, Lavonia, and Joe Dutton and Bill Dutton, both of Elberton; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001

Robert M. Shaw
Robert Milton Shaw, 49, of Comer, died Thursday, May 31, 2001.
Mr. Shaw was born in Fulton County, a son of Willis Milton and Mary Ann Anglin Shaw.
He was employed as a painter and was of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Macedonia Holiness Church with the Revs. Artis Anglin and William Anglin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rick Coward, Lloyd Calloway, Brad Stephens, Jerry Anglin, Joe Power and Mark Scott served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Ann Blackwell, West Virginia; two sons, Robert Milton Shaw Jr. and Gregory Keith Shaw, both of Conyers; one sister, Marie Ann Stephenson, Oglethorpe; and four grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001

Jack Hammond
Ferma Jack Hammond, 70, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Hammond was a son of the late Buford H. and Jewel Sexton Hammond.
He was a retired poultry and cattle farmer and was a member of Moon's Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Hammond was also a retired service man for Seaboard Farms, Athens.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Dan Fuller and Tony Lee officiating. Burial was in the Moon's Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Charles Smith, Todd Smith, Barry Franks, Stanley James, Stephen James and Barry James served as pallbearers.
Mr. Hammond is survived by his wife, Elizabeth James Hammond; two sons, Keith J. Hammond, Danielsville, and Kim E. Hammond, Athens; two sisters, Ravonda Hammond Minish and Barbara Hammond Moulder, Danielsville; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001

Mary G. Gordon
Mrs. Mary Gladys Power Gordon, 85, of Danielsville, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, Royston.
Born in Franklin County, Mrs. Gordon was a daughter of the late Charlie S. Power and the late Martha Ann Ward Power.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Bluestone Baptist Church. Mrs. Gordon was preceded in death by her husband, O. Scott Gordon, a son, James Wesley Gordon, a daughter, Sara Belle Gordon Bond, and 12 brothers and sisters.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Ray Jenkins, Dennis Kesler, John Swanger and Robbie Brown officiating. Burial was in the Jones Chapel Church cemetery. Mrs. Gordon's grandsons, Kevin Rowe, Mike Gordon, Paul Gordon, Alan Bond, Wesley Gordon and Chris Haley, served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sons, Sammy Gordon, Charles Gordon and Wayne Gordon, all of Danielsville; one daughter, Ann Rowe, Danielsville; 12 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd., Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345, or to Gideons International, Athens North Camp, P.O. Box 925, Athens, GA 30603.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001

Gladys A. Garner
Mrs. Gladys Arnold Garner, 73, of Carlton, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Garner was a daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Axie Pamela Waters Arnold.
She was a member of Thy Tower Community Chapel, Nicholson.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in the Browns Family Cemetery, Carlton. Heath Gilley, Scott Wilson, Brian Jones, Bill Cowart, Daniel Cowart and Alan Bridges served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Garner is survived by her husband, Jack Garner; one daughter, Jacqui Garner Gilley, Carlton; one sister, Hazel Jones, Jefferson; two grandchildren, Heath and Janice Gilley, Carlton; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Heath and Abby.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001

J.G. Fleeman
J.G. "Nook" Fleeman, 85, of Bowman, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center.
Mr. Fleeman was born in Elbert County on December 3, 1915. He was a son of the late James W. and Sula Jane Booth Fleeman. Mr. Fleeman was a retired mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Oscar, Henry and O'Dell Fleeman, and six sisters, Ora Jordan, Caldonie Moon, Flora Moon, Linnie Dudley, Sennie Coker and Doatha Hilliard.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Malcolm Herndon officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery, Bowman. David Drake, Brian Fleeman, Marshall Pulliam, Keith Moon, Stevie Duncan and Josh Fleeman served as pallbearers.
Mr. Fleeman is survived by his wife, Zelma Ashworth Fleeman, Bowman; one son, James N. Fleeman, Bowman; one daughter, Katheryn F. Drake, Royston; one sister, Ruth Moon, Royston; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001

Kenneth Jones
Kenneth Jones, 65, of Homer, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Hart County Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Hoke and Annie Miller Jones.
He was retired from the Commerce-Jefferson Water Plant and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Ralph O. Smith and Stan Hopwood officiating. Burial was in the Hopewell Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Rita Allen, Jefferson, Marie Tatum and Juanita Simmons, both of Ila, and Mary Ann Page, Fayetteville, N.C.; three sons, Rudy Jones, Jefferson, Randy Jones, Canton, and Wallie Fowler, Missouri; two sisters, Eva Overby, Gainesville, and Lucille Crane, Maysville; one brother, Glenn Jones, Lavonia; a special friend, Lelia Hammond, Homer; and nine grandchildren.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 6, 2001


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