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September 12, 2001


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Robert Fleeman
Robert "Hoss" Fleeman, 67, of Comer, died Friday, September 7, 2001.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Fleeman was a son of the late Robert McKinley and Zillah Mae Hardeman Fleeman.
He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Mr. Fleeman was preceded in death by Gwendolyn Smith.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, September 10, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Revs. Ronnie Moon and Robert Murphy officiating. Burial was in Winterville Cemetery.
Mr. Fleeman is survived by his wife, Grace Alewine Fleeman; four daughters, Marie Strickland and Teresa McClain, both of Comer, Linda Bond, Danielsville, and Donna Magnus, Winterville; two sons, Michael Fleeman, Macon, and David Fleeman, Arnoldsville; one sister, JoAnn Dickerson, Hull; and 10 grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 12, 2001

Gregory D. Worley
Gregory Dean "Greg" Worley, 36, of Royston, died Tuesday, September 4, 2001, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Worley was born in Franklin County on April 12, 1965, a son of Bobby Dean Worley, Athens, and Sandra Joy Rousey Worley, Royston.
He was employed as a carpenter in the construction business.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 6, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Worley is survived by his wife, Teresa Lockman Worley; three sons, Josh Worley, Comer, and Matthew Worley and Justin Worley, both of Commerce; one sister, Lisa Worley, Royston; and grandmother, Clara Rousey, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 12, 2001


Gertrude K. Reilly
Mrs. Gertrude K. "Gert" Blickhahn Reilly, 84, of Athens, died Friday, September 7, 2001.
A native of Cook County, Ill., Mrs. Reilly was the daughter of the late Patrick H. and Mary Seidelman Blickhahn. She was married to Joe "J.R." Reilly for 33 years before his death in 1971.
Mrs. Reilly was preceded in death by all nine of her siblings. One sister, Dorothy Adams, had also been a close friend and longtime companion.
She was a homemaker, a member of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church and was a founding member of "The Young-At-Hearts" at Saint Joseph's. She resided in the Athens area since 1950.
Mrs. Reilly's life was celebrated in a Funeral Liturgy at 11 a.m. Monday, September 10, at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Larkin officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Joe and Gert Reilly are survived by their eight children and spouses, Pat and Randy Armour and Kathy and Chuck Smith, all of Athens, Dick and Jean Reilly, Sequim, Wash., Diane and Curtis Smith, Greensboro, Mike and Mary Ann Reilly and Becky and Neal Mathis, all of Hull, Barbara and Jim Cumming, Madison, and Steve and Sandy Reilly, Colbert; 18 grandchildren and their spouses, Bob and Debbie Armour, Rik and Jennifer Armour, Gary and Renee Armour, Kathy (Armour) and Angelo Wheeler, Beverly (Armour) and Chuck Drake, Sandy (Smith) and Bubba Gillis, Donna (Smith) and Jeff Lewis, Michelle (Powers) and Mark Wood, Joe and Sarah Reilly, Amanda Reilly, Courtney Reilly, Kayla Reilly, Brian Sanders, Bonnie Smith, Lori (Cumming) and Jack Frost, Eric and Stephanie Cumming, Angie Mathis and Brent and Alyson Mathis; 13 great-grandchildren, Ashley Armour, Hannah and Ian Armour, Josh and Michael Drake, Alanna and Alyssa Gillis, Joe and Sam Lewis, Adam Wood, Beth Reilly, Alexis Reilly and Carson Frost; and numerous nieces and nephews scattered across the country, with a large group of Dorothy Adams' children residing in the Athens area.
The family wishes to acknowledge several professionals who contributed much toward the improved quality of Gertrude Reilly's life over the past several years, including Dr. Peter VanDyck, Dr. Richard Blue, Dr. Susan Kreher and staff, Dr. Gregory DeLaurier, Dr. Nile Clark, St. Mary's Hospice, United Hospice and all the wonderful staff of Athens Heritage Nursing Facility.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Hospice, 700 South Enota, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 12, 2001

 

Martha J. Savage
Mrs. Martha Jean "Frances" Savage, 73, a native of Oconee County and a resident of Athens, died Saturday, September 8, 2001.
Mrs. Savage was a daughter of the late Hershel and Myrtle Hoyt Scoggins. She was the widow of the late Robert C. Savage.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 10, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Gary Doster, Blake Doster, Zack Doster, Darcy LaPoint, David Hayes and David Roberts served as pallbearers. Alternate pallbearers were Richard Spurlin and David King.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Mike McCoy and Sherri Savage and Michael Doster; one son, Roger Savage; eight grandchildren, Jodi, Jason, Kenzi, Mickey, Ellie, Jennifer, Emily and Robert; five great-grandchildren, Tia, Joshua, Alexis, Matt and Austin; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 12, 2001

Zelma M. Banks
Mrs. Zelma M. Banks, 93, of Commerce, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Banks was a native of Jackson County and was a member of Webbs Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Banks, and two sons, Robert Banks and Thomas Banks.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 7, at Webbs Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert A. Hill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jack Banks, Commerce; two daughters, Sue Banks Allen, Commerce, and Glana Banks, Bowman, S.C.; two daughters-in-law, Maxine Banks, Commerce, and Audry Banks, Marietta; 11 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Webbs Creek Baptist Church, 647 Webbs Creek Road, Commerce, GA 30530.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 12, 2001

Dr. Donald R. Olson
Dr. Donald Ryden Olson, 78, died Friday, September 7, 2001, at his home in Commerce.
Dr. Olson was the son of the late Bernard Carl and Martha Ryden Olson. He was born April 1, 1923, in Youngstown, Ohio.
He graduated from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, and graduated from Case Western University of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Olson practiced general dentistry in Canton, Ohio, was recalled by the Navy and served overseas during the Korean War. He returned to civilian life and graduated from Ohio State University School of Orthodontics.
Dr. Olson opened an office in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he practiced as an Orthodontist until his retirement in 1980. He retired to Hayesville, N.C., and had lived the last three years in Commerce. He was a member of the Commerce Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, at the Commerce Presbyterian Church with Dr. Tom Lewis officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Dr. Olson is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte Rogers Olson, Commerce; son, Mark Rogers Olson, Durango, Col.; daughter, Claudia Olson Markov, Commerce; three grandchildren, Ellwyn Kristina, Stephanie Louise and John Peter Markov, all of Commerce; one brother, Ken Olson, Chico, Calif.; and one sister, Shirley Mills, Canton, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Commerce Presbyterian Church.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 12, 2001

Ann E. Wilhite
Mrs. Ann Eubanks Wilhite, 80, of Commerce, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Wilhite was born April 15, 1921, a daughter of the late William Dillard and Mickey McCoy Eubanks.
She was the owner of Anne's Beauty Shope and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Wilhite was preceded in death by her husband, Phil R. Wilhite.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 13, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Ken Cranford officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sisters, Alma Anderson, Nicholson, and Claudia Matthews, Commerce; special nephew, Mike Matthews, Commerce; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Commerce, 1345 S. Elm Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 12, 2001

Willie S. Moon
Willie S. Moon, 82, of Commerce, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at University Nursing Home, Athens.
Mr. Moon was born September 6, 1919, in Taliferro County, Crawfordville. He was a son of the late Grover Henry and Ophelia Taylor Moon.
Mr. Moon worked as a telephone lineman and was a truck driver.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 13, at Athens Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Bennett officiating. The body will lie in state from 1:30 p.m. until funeral time. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include five sons, Eddie E. Moon, Hull, Johnny Moon and Larry Moon, both of Jersey, Shane Moon, Atlanta, and Jessie D. Moon, Commerce; four daughters, Shirley Aycock and Nancy Poss, both of Oxford, Mae Boggus, Commerce, and Kay Shelnutt, Diamond Hill; two brothers, William Cato, Athens, and John R. Moon, Hawkinsville; one sister, Ella Walker, Union Point; 21 grandchildren and step-grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. The family is at the residence of Kay Shelnutt, 478 Strickland Circle, Diamond Hill.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 12, 2001


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