Madison County Obituaries...

October 3, 2001


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 Stephanie S. Hanley
Mrs. Stephanie Stoyle Hanley, 37, of Hull, died Monday, October 1, 2001.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Hanley was a daughter of the late Gerald and Elmo Graham Stoyle.
She was a lifelong resident of Madison County and was a member of Liberty Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 4, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Wendell Hanley and Mike Canada officiating. Burial will be in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. David Fields, Wade Fields, John Eades, Grant Gillespie, Randy Hanley and Ben Hanley will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Hanley is survived by her husband, Scott Hanley; four daughters, Kristen Hanley, Rebecca Hanley, Nicole Hanley and Kimberly Hanley, all of Hull; two sisters, Winona Fields, Danielsville, and Gloria Bellew, Commerce; one grandchild, MacKenzie Hanley, Hull; and several 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, October 3, 2001

Alexis M. Lee
Alexis Marie Lee, infant daughter of Randy and Jonie Mitchell Lee, Danielsville, died Saturday, September 29, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Johnny Knight and Terry Hagwood officiating. Burial was in the Pond Fork Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her grandparents, Ronald and Linda Lee, Keith and Lillie Nash and Richard and Teresa Boruty.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 3, 2001

Bedonnia Alexander
Mrs. Bedonnia Alexander, 58, of Hull, died Monday, October 1, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Alexander was a daughter of Alma Brooks Willoughby, Watkinsville, and the late Herbert Willoughby.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 4, at Evergreen Memorial Park with Donna Arrowood officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, John D. Alexander; three daughters, Donna L. Smith, Commerce, Susan Russum, Danielsville, and Shonda Hill, Carlton; two sons, Dale Alexander, Hull, and Ronnie Alexander, Stafford, Va.; two brothers, Herman Willoughby, Clermont, and Tony Willoughby, Watkinsville; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 3, 2001

Ida E. Shaw
Mrs. Ida Elizabeth Johnson Shaw, 82, of Savannah, formerly of Elberton, died Tuesday, September 25, 2001.
A native of Oconee County, S.C., Mrs. Shaw was a daughter of the late Eligh Harold Bryant and Bertha Estell Smith Bryant. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hubert Johnson, and second husband, Julian Holcomb Shaw, and by a son, Charles W. Johnson.
Mrs. Shaw was a homemaker and was a member of Concord United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, September 27, at Concord United Methodist Church with the Rev. Billy Pittman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Gary Johnson, Chuck Johnson, Rodney Johnson, Curtis Craft, Gary Weaver, Michael Zorc and Charlie Jones served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary E. Wood, Comer, Betty J. Miller, Elberton, Harriett Patrica Zorc, Savannah, and Hollis Wadene "Deanie," Savannah; two sons, Joseph E. "Joe" Johnson, Elberton, and Hermon H. Johnson, Chamblee; one step-son, James R. Shaw, Charleston, S.C.; six sisters, Lois Winn, Mozell Broadwell, Mary Ruth Ballew, Jean Presley, Jonelle Davis and Bertha Mae Di Shino; two brothers, William C. Bryant and Eugene Talmedge Bryant; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Berry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 3, 2001

Mary A. Breighner
Mrs. Mary Agnes Breighner, 75, of Bogart, died Saturday, September 29, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Breighner was a daughter of Louise Gary Fambro and the late William Neal Mercer.
She had been employed as a lunchroom attendant with Clarke Central High School. Mrs. Breighner was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Douglas Breighner.
Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, in Athens Memory Gardens with the Rev. Jim Lugo officiating. Mrs. Breighner's grandson-in-law and nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one daughter, Deloris Strickland, Colbert; three sisters, Ann Kitchens, Bogart, Edwina Hollis, Hull, and Juanita Faulkner, Dothan, Ala.; two brothers, Quilla Mercer, Bogart, and Edward Mercer, Bishop; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 3, 2001

John C. Sheridan
John Chalmus Sheridan, 68, of Florida, died Thursday, September 27, 2001, in a Florida hospital.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Sheridan had lived in Florida for the past 30 years. He was a son of the late Howard Sheridan and the late Bessie Kimbrell Sheridan.
Mr. Sheridan was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 30, in the chapel of Williams White Columns Funeral Home, Milledgeville. Burial was in the Georgia Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Milledgeville.
Survivors include four daughters, Lynn Harris and Shelly Stalker, both of Crawfordville, Fla., and Kim Noe and Stacy Ruutel, both of Springlake, N.C.; two sons, Johnny Sheridan and Frank Sheridan, both of Carrabelle, Fla.; six sisters, Thelma Stockton, Panama City, Fla., Sylvia Gale, Hull, Claudette Wilson, Carnesville, and Rossly Shook, Earline Simmons and Carolyn McDonald, all of Commerce; two brothers, Jerald Sheridan, Mexico, and Leon Sheridan, Athens; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Williams White Columns Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 3, 2001

Rev. Eugene Pettyjohn
The Rev. Eugene Pettyjohn, 87, of Hull, died Sunday, September 30, 2001.
A native of Walker County, Mr. Pettyjohn was a son of the late William Ephrim and Cora Ethel Strickland Pettyjohn. He was the husband of the late Nell White Pettyjohn.
A resident of the area since 1932, the Rev. Pettyjohn was ordained as a minister at East Athens Baptist Church on June 12, 1949. He served as pastor at a number of Baptist churches, including Beaverdam, Moons Grove, Meadow for 21 years, where he was currently a member, and retired from Sandy Cross. The Rev. Pettyjohn also served as associate pastor at a number of area churches, including Beech Haven.
Mr. Pettyjohn was a retired mail carrier, having retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1969, with 32 years of service.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Joe Dooley and Calvin Coile officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Dolores Pettyjohn, Athens; three sisters, Willie Belle Strickland, Toccoa, Ann Seagraves, Winterville, and Mary Cape, Gainesville; two brothers, Victor Pettyjohn, Athens, and Luther Pettyjohn, Big Canoe; grandsons and spouses, Marvin and Emma Pettyjohn and Travis and Misty Pettyjohn; four great-grandsons, Calvin, Connor, Wyatt and Hunter Pettyjohn; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 3, 2001

Eleanor J. Atkinson
Mrs. Eleanor Joyce Griffin Atkinson, 63, of Royston, died Sunday, September 30, 2001, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Atkinson was born in Hart County on April 19, 1938. She was a daughter of the late Hoyt and Nola Vickery Griffin.
Mrs. Atkinson was a retired nurse, formerly employed with Ty Cobb Health Care, Dr. Stewart Brown's Clinic and Royston Manufacturing. She was a member of Franklin Springs Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, at Franklin Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Frank Bearden and Williard Crider officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Atkinson is survived by her husband, Billy F. Atkinson, Royston; son, Randy Sartain, Royston; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy Atkinson James and Chris James, Athens; and two grandchildren, Paige and Kristan James, both of Athens.
Memorials may be made to the Franklin Springs Baptist Church Family Life Center, c/o Polly Walker, 5560 Hwy. 29, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 3, 2001

Ceasar Bolton Jr.
Ceasar Bolton Jr., 17 months, son of Hope Buie and Ceasar Bolton Sr., Colbert, died Saturday, September 29, 2001.
Bolton was born in Clarke County.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 5, in Tampa, Fla.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Devaries Buie, Colbert; grandparents, James Bolton, Colbert, and Geraldine Kelly, Margie Buie and Johnny Buie, all of Tampa, Fla.
Ray William Funeral Home, Tampa, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 3, 2001

Leland Haley
Leland "Boss" Haley, 70, of Hull, died Friday, September 28, 2001.
Mr. Haley was born in Madison County, a son of the late Chris and Mattie Hart Haley.
He had worked as a motor grader operator with Logan Paving Co. and was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Haley was preceded in death by a daughter, Lucy Anglin, and a granddaughter, Kelly Allen.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 30, at Macedonia Holiness Church with the Rev. Ardis Anglin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Robbie Anglin, Ken Anglin, Travis Haley, Mike Allen, Keith Haley and Willie Anglin served as pallbearers.
Mr. Haley is survived by his wife, Kathrine Brown Haley; three daughters, Elaine Allen, Ila, and Cathy Stanfield and Donna West, both of Hull; two sons, Ronnie Haley, Ila, and Randy Haley, Hull; four sisters, Gladys Scogins, Hull, Blanche Simms, Ila, and Frances Horne and Tibbie Horne, both of Danielsville; two brothers, James Haley, Crawford, and Ludie Haley, Danielsville; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 3, 2001

Willie E. Graham
Willie Edward Graham, 91, of Carlton, died Saturday, September 29, 2001.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Graham was a son of the late Frank David and Jessie Mae Thornton Graham.
He was a retired farmer and had been involved in the granite business. He was a member of Sandy Cross Baptist Church.
Mr. Graham was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian Smith Graham.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, October 1, at Sandy Cross Baptist Church with the Revs. Nathan Palmer and Clayton Sanders officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rusty Graham, Ben Eberhart, Allen Reed, William Phillips, Turner McGarity and Chad Wilkins served as pallbearers.
Mr. Graham is survived by his wife, Willowmette "Bill" Graham, Carlton; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jimmy Eberhart, Winterville; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Barbara Ann Graham, Lexington; step-daughter, Ann Murphy, Atlanta; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Barbara and Al Royal, Columbus; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Sara Ruff, Lawrenceville; four grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and 15 step-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Sandy Cross Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Robert Johnson, Sandy Cross Road, Lexington, GA 30648.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 3, 2001


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