Madison County Obituaries...

July 25, 2001


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Sara B. Hall
Miss Sara Bronell "Nell" Hall, 83, of Comer, died Sunday, July 22, 2001.
A native of Franklin County and formerly of Royston, Miss Hall was the daughter of the late Carl and Myrdie Cromer Hall.
Miss Hall was retired from Watkins Chevrolet as a secretary and was a member of Zidon Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. DeWitt Waters officiating. Burial was in the Zidon Baptist Church cemetery.
Miss Hall is survived by four sisters, Doris Lewis, Mae Ayers and Carolyn Berryman, all of Royston, and Eulane Craft, Pendleton, S.C.; and one brother, Ted Hall, Hartwell.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 25, 2001

Lee Watson Jr.
Lee "Doc" Watson Jr., 75, of Danielsville, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at his home.
Born December 9, 1925, Mr. Watson was the son of the late Lee and Leila Gaddis Watson.
He was self-employed in the farm machinery business and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Mr. Watson was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a lifetime member of the Athens VFW Post #2872.
Mr. Watson was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Watson, and sisters, Annie Carey, Ruth Phillips, Mamie Davis and Ina Beard.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Shiloh Baptist Church, with the Rev. Glenn Guest and Otis Graham officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens, with his nephews serving as pallbearers.
Mr. Watson is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Gordon Watson; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Jane Watson, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Faye and John Hutcherson, Tulsa, Okla.; four sisters, Dossie Adams, Ila, Blanche Fowler, Danielsville, Montie Johnson, Sarasota, Fla., and Henerietta Kinney, Kannapolis, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Melinda and Randy Spence, Kristi Watson, Brandy Watson, Randylee Watson, Zachary Hutcherson and Russell Hutcherson; and three great-grandchildren, Mary Beth Spence, Karley Spence and Madison Hoxit.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 25, 2001

Linda C. Couch
Miss Linda C. Couch, 54, of Hull, a native of Clarke County, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001.
Miss Couch was a daughter of the late Richard and Lucille Benton Couch.
She was an employee of Men's Apparel (Superior Pants) and was a member of Princeton United Methodist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Don Cooper officiating.
Miss Couch is survived by a sister, Angela E. Couch, Winterville; and a number of cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary, P.O. Box 48763, Athens, GA 30604-8763.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 25, 2001

Donald L. Whitlock
Donald LaFayette Whitlock, 55, of Danielsville, died Monday, July 23, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Whitlock was a son of Katheleen Smith Whitlock and the late Comer Whitlock.
He was employed as a maintenance technician on heavy equipment with Dinsmore Grading Co., Carnesville, and was a member of Community Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Community Baptist Church with the Revs. Tony Crawford and George Pate officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Whitlock's nephews served as pallbearers.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Whitlock is survived by his wife, Mildred Austin Whitlock; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Richard Frank, Danielsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Cindy Whitlock, Commerce, and Ricky and Trixie Whitlock, Nicholson; three sisters, Joyce Carroll, Commerce, and Marion Hardigree and Linda Weaver, both of Winder; one brother, James Whitlock, Commerce; and grandchildren, Paul Frank, Cody Whitlock, Jessica Frank, Gabrielle Whitlock and Kristin Whitlock.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 25, 2001

Lydia B. Evans
Mrs. Lydia Belle Evans, 90, of Comer, died Friday, July 20, 2001.
A native of Powder Springs, Mrs. Evans was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Maryland B. Rice and the widow of James E. Case and John B. Evans.
She was a member of West Rome Methodist Church, Rome, and had attended Vineyards Creek Baptist Church for a number of years.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 23, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in the Vineyards Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Evans is survived by a daughter, Betty Case Nolan, Comer; and three grandchildren, Dr. Lisa K. Nolan, Fargo, N.D., Dr. Lydia Nolan Davis, Westin, Fla., and David Nolan, Hiram.
Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association or to Vineyards Creek Baptist Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 25, 2001
Dorothy W. Bridges
Mrs. Dorothy Waydine Bridges, 70, of Athens, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Bridges was a daughter of the late David Hugh Norman Sr. and Codella Adaline Eberhardt Norman.
She was a homemaker and of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Charles Elrod officiating. Burial will be in the Colbert City Cemetery, Colbert.
Mrs. Bridges is survived by her husband, Jack Bridges, Athens; two daughters, Bonnie M. Anderson, Athens, and Loretta Phillips, Danielsville; one sister, Florence Faulkner, Arnoldsville; one brother, Roy Merck Norman, Elizabeth, N.J.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends prior to the service on Thursday.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 25, 2001

Paul McClain Jr.
Paul McClain Jr., 65, of Jefferson, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. McClain was born June 4, 1936, a son of the late Paul McClain Sr. and Grace Kimsey McClain.
He was employed in construction. Mr. McClain was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Aikens McClain, and a sister, Emma Lou Dills.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Chad Rising and Bill Franklin officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Jeremy Dills, Jerry Dills, Mike Dills, Roger Dills, Gary Gee and Johnathan McClain served as pallbearers.
Survivors include six sons, Alan Aikens and Dale Aikens, both of Dacula, Billy Pursley, Hull, Joe Pursley, Jefferson, Timmy Pursley, Commerce, and Tommy Pursley, Colbert; two daughters, Janet Kimsey and Runnelle Wilbanks, both of Jefferson; two brothers, David McClain and Donnie McClain, both of Jefferson; one sister, Mary Jane McClain, Jefferson; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 25, 2001

Charlie J. Bond
Charlie Junior Bond, 70, of Carnesville, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Born June 11, 1931, Mr. Bond was a son of the late Charlie Dewey and Laura Ophelia Randall Bond.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was retired from Franklin Industries. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Bond was preceded in death by a son, Roger Dale Bond, a sister, Bertie Lee Bowen, two brothers, Howard and Floyd Bond, and step-mother, Ruby Phillips Bond.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel, Carnesville, with the Revs. Tommy Childress and Gary Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Methodist Church cemetery.
Mr. Bond is survived by his wife, Jackie Ayers Bond; two daughters, Janice Certain and Teresa Sosebee, both of Hartwell; four brothers, Andrew Bond, Buford Bond and Lee Bond, all of Royston, and Clyde Bond, Carnesville; and five grandchildren.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 25, 2001

James D. Carey
James Daron Carey, 82, of Royston, died Thursday, July 19, 2001.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Carey was the son of the late Simeon Otto and Addie Parham Carey.
He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran serving in the Philippines, where he received a Purple Heart medal. He was a farmer and attended Peniel P.H. Church.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Peniel P.H. Church with the Revs. Gary Osteen and Bert Synan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Roger Johnson, Ralph Carey Williams, Jerry Carey, Edmon Bacon, Darrell Seagraves and Jay Scott. Members of the Northeast Georgia Fox Hunters Association served as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Carey is survived by his wife, Martha Sue Randall Carey; two daughters, Gwen Perkins, Royston, and Wanda Hart, Danielsville; three sons, Nelson Carey, Carnesville, and Byron Carey and Stanley Carey, both of Royston; two sisters, Elsie Williams, Canon, and Elizabeth Johnson, Rocky Ford; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Peniel P.H. Church Building Fund, 2975 Sandy Cross Road, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 25, 2001


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