Madison County Obituaries...

July 3, 2001


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Denver F. Carnes
Denver Floyd Carnes, 72, of Hartwell, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Carnes was a son of the late Levis G. Carnes and Laura Bryson Grant Carnes.
He was retired from the Hart County Sheriff's Department and was a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.
Mr. Carnes was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Hamby Carnes, and a son, Douglas Alan Carnes.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Meeks officiating.
Survivors include three sisters, Sara Mae Byrum and Jackie White, Hartwell, and Patsy Martin, Anderson; four brothers, T.J. Carnes, Belton, Vincent Carnes, Hull, Charles Wilton Carnes, Washington, and Johnny Carnes, Hartwell; and a half-brother, Gartrell Carnes, Hartwell.
Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 4, 2001

Shayna Morris
Miss Shayna Morris, 25, of Athens, died Friday, June 29, 2001.
A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Miss Morris was a daughter of James and Elizabeth Morris, Athens.
She attended schools in Tifton and was an honor graduate of Jasper County High School in Monticello. Miss Morris was a member of Beech Haven Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Cohen Beasley, Elberton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Beech Haven Baptist Church with Dr. Stewart Simms and Rachel Torrence officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Miss Morris' uncles, Joe Beasley, Wayne Beasley, Michael Beasley, Alfred Morris, Bunyan Morris and Edward McElhenney, served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her brother, Eric Morris, Athens; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Morris Jr., Macon; and aunts and uncles, Joe and Jane Beasley, Carnesville, Wayne and Carole Beasley, West Point, Va., Michael and Kathy Beasley, Danielsville, Alfred and Joann Morris, Hawkinsville, Elizabeth and Edward McElhenney, McDonough, and Bunyan Morris, Statesboro.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 4, 2001

Albert A. Phillips
Albert A. Phillips, 76, of Winder, died Monday, July 2, 2001.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Phillips was a son of the late Luke O. Phillips and Millberry Goss Phillips.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Victory Deliverance Center with Pastor Michael Smith officiating.
Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife, Betty Phillips, Atlanta; three sons, Troy Phillips, Atlanta, Robert Phillips, Fairburn, and Jeff Phillips, Conyers; three sisters, Millie Norton, Winder, and Janet Phillips and Nancy Ford, both of Danielsville; two brothers, Luke Phillips, Hull, and Ed Phillips, Colbert; nine grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 4, 2001

Lucille Wilkes
Mrs. Annie Lucille Wilkes, 90, of Athens, died Sunday, July 1, 2001.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Wilkes was a daughter of the late Sam H. and Viola England Daniel.
She was a lifelong resident of the Athens area and had been employed with A & A and Stones Bakeries. Mrs. Wilkes was a 50-year member of West End Baptist Church and the Whitworth Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Aubrey Wilkes.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, at West End Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Elliott, Lee Hunter and Kevin Tiller officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Christian Church cemetery. Don Malcom, Donnie Malcom, Buddy Hansford, Sonny Hansford, Bobby David, Ernie Dawkins, Bobby Harris and Jeff Lester served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers included active and inactive deacons of West End Baptist Church, along with their wives and members of the the Whitworth Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Tiller, Forest Park; daughter and son-in-law, Viola and Frank Tiller, Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Darlene Wilkes, Ponte Vedra, Fla.; grandchildren and spouses, Wesley and Rita Tiller, Wanda and Tracy Johnson, Richard and Tara Tiller, Candy and Rick Casto and Kevin and Jennifer Tiller; great-grandchildren, Thomas Tiller, Rick Tiller, Taylor Johnson, Dylan Casto, Sydney Tiller and Scotty Phillips; sister, Frances Hansford; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 4, 2001

Lula L. Huff
Mrs. Lula Lennell "Nell" Vandiver Huff, 79, of Bogart, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001.
A native of White County, Mrs. Huff was a daughter of the late William H. and Lela Self Vandiver.
She was retired from Eckerd Drugs and was a member of Bogart First Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary Post 2872.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Rev. Larry Davison officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Ray Self, Steve Sanders, Mike Nash, Larry Meeler, Eddie Self and Jerry Meeler served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Huff is survived by her husband, James Rufus Huff; son and daughter-in-law, James Ronnie and Dena Huff, Athens; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Jean and Jim Poole, Forston, Patricia "Pat" and Jerry Powell, Bogart, and Doris and Phillip Lord, Hull; brother, Clinton Vandiver, Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Katherine Blum, Bogart, and Shirley Sanders, Blythewood, S.C.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Bogart First Baptist Church, Mars Hill Baptist Church, Living Word Baptist Church or to St. Mary's Hospice Services.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 4, 2001

Onard C. Collins
Onard Clem Collins, 85, of Comer, died Friday, June 29, 2001.
A native of Whitfield County, Mr. Collins was a son of the late Clem Cathey and Ivie Lee Bridges Collins.
He had been a resident of Madison County since 1918 and was retired from General Time. Mr. Collins attended Meadow Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada V. Shelton Collins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Meadow Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Dooley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy Swing and John P. Swing Jr., Comer; son and daughter-in-law, Raymond Collins and Linda Slay Collins, Comer; sister, Dimple Coker, Blairsville; four grandchildren, Heather Collins, J.P. Swing III, Tonya Collins and Richard K. Swing; and nephews and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens Group of Meadow Baptist Church.
Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 4, 2001

Martha A. Kollen
Mrs. Martha Anglin Kollen, 65, of Woodstock, died Monday, July 2, 2001.
Mrs. Kollen was born May 2, 1936, in Fulton County, a daughter of the late Clyde and Susie Lord Anglin.
She was self-employed in cleaning services and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Boggess officiating. Burial will be in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Boggess, Paris, France, and Betty Scearce, Kennesaw; one brother, Jimmy Anglin, Maysville; five sisters, Freada Baxter and Patricia Holt, both of Maysville, Nancy Roberts, Winterville, Mary Wade, Norcross, and Alice Whitener, Danielsville; and six grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 4, 2001

Stephen M. Parker
Stephen Michael Parker, 51, of Jefferson, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Parker was born October 31, 1949. He was the son of Marion Elizabeth Wilson Holland and the step-son of Buck Holland, Hull.
Mr. Parker was a lumber yard worker.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Charles Elrod and Vaughn Howington officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his mother and step-father, include his wife, Rita Faye Denton Parker, Jefferson; one son, Michael Jones, Commerce; three daughters, Melissa Denton, Hoschton, Brandie Parker, Commerce, and Ginnie Ruark, Jefferson; one sister, Leta Ann Privette, Charlotte, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 4, 2001


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