Madison County Obituaries...

October 17, 2001


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Wreatha A. Williamson
Mrs. Wreatha Adams Williamson, 84, of Danielsville, died Thursday, October 11, 2001.
Born in the Rogers Community of Madison County, Mrs. Williamson was a daughter of the late Albert and Ethel Watson Adams. She was the wife of the late Guy Williamson, and was preceded in death by a son, Lamar Williamson, and a brother, Weldon Adams.
Mrs. Williamson was a member of Danielsville Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 13, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Williamson's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Jane W. West, Gainesville; one son, Kenneth Williamson, Danielsville; grandchildren, Steve and Vicki Williamson, Eatonton, Kim and Mike Spain, Alto, Chad Davidson, Baltimore, Md., David and Jackie Williamson, Comer, and Josh Williamson, Danielsville; and seven great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 17, 2001

L.H. Akin
L.H. "Hub" Akin, of Danielsville, died Friday, October 12, 2001.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Akin was a son of the late Edwin and Gazelle South Akin. He was the husband of the late Carol Akin.
Mr. Akin was a farmer and was retired from Gulf Oil Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of Ila Baptist Church.
Mr. Akin was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Akin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 14, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Chris Pritchett officiating. Burial was in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery. Andy Akin, James Akin, Tim Akin, Jeff Carey, Glenn Sartain and Bruce Jeffers served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Gary Jeffers; son, Brent Akin; grandchildren, Megan Jeffers, Ben Jeffers, and Brendan Akin, all of Danielsville; brothers, Pruitt Akin, Hartwell, Morris Akin, Loganville, and Dan Akin, Gainesville; sister, Ann Akin Mills, Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 17, 2001

William R. Whitehead
William Reece Whitehead, 81, of Comer, died Saturday, October 13, 2001.
Mr. Whitehead was a lifelong resident of Madison and Oglethorpe counties. He was a son of the late Earnest and Susie Whitehead.
Mr. Whitehead was a retired poultry and cattle farmer and was a member of Comer First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
He also served as a director of Oglethorpe County Farm Bureau and had been a member of the board of directors of North Georgia Farm Credit for over 35 years. Mr. Whitehead was an active member of the Comer Lions Club, the American Legion, as well as a member of the Morning Coffee Club at Merchants and Farmers Bank. He was a Mason, a Shriner, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.
Mr. Whitehead was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Whitehead, Comer.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a loyal friend to all he knew, said family members.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 15, at Comer First Baptist Church with the Revs. Stuart Lang and Don Fuller officiating. Burial was in Colbert Cemetery. Lee Brown, Ray Brown, Chris Tamplin, Billy Burroughs, Chip Gray and John Seginak served as pallbearers.
Mr. Whitehead is survived by his wife of 60 years, Myra Betsill Whitehead; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Ken (Linda) Whitehead; grandchildren, Mike and Allison Whitehead, Jimmy and Melissa Yarbrough and Matthew Whitehead, all of Comer; great-grandchildren, Madeline Whitehead and Cory Yarbrough; sister, Reba Moon, Colbert; sister and brother-in-law, Roberta and Paul Burroughs, Colbert; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Comer First Baptist Church or to the American Heart Association.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 17, 2001

Hazel G. Cleveland
Mrs. Hazel Gordon Cleveland, 70, of Bowersville, widow of Loyd Cleveland, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at Hart County Hospital.
Born in Madison County, Mrs. Cleveland was a daughter of the late Webb Gordon and Pascal Hilley Gordon.
She was a homemaker and cared for children in her home, and worked with her late husband in Cleveland Woodcraft. Mrs. Cleveland was a member of Flat Shoals Baptist Church and was treasurer of the Inspirations Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Woodson Gordon.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 15, at Flat Shoals Baptist Church with the Revs. Mitch Ash and Ted Kelley officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park with the Rev. Joe Black officiating at graveside. Mickey Powell, John Ayers, Josh Moore, David Ayers, Tommy Weldon, Kenneth Moore, Richard Boone Jr. and John Martin served as pallbearers.
She is survived by daughters, Sheila, and her husband, Tommy Weldon, Comer, Pam, and her husband, Kenneth Moore, Hartwell, Nancy Cleveland, Hartwell, and Polly Cleveland, Winterville; grandchildren, John Ayers, David Ayers, Matt Ayers, Josh Moore, Laura Weldon and Amber Weldon Powell, and her husband, Michael David Powell; great-grandchild, Weldon Powell; brother, Douglas Gordon, Ila; sisters, Helen Watson, Danielsville, and Patsy Segars, Colbert.
Joseph A. Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 17, 2001

Ruth H. Ingram
Mrs. Ruth Hanley Ingram, 84, of Commerce, died Friday, October 12, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born April 21, 1917, in Franklin County, Mrs. Ingram was a daughter of the late John Pink and Lettie Mealor Hanley.
She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Ingram was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey G. Ingram.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 15, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Pat Ingram, Commerce; daughter, Barbara Wood, Commerce; brother, Doyle Hanley, Commerce; grandchildren, Keith Ingram, Kellie Miller and Barbara Ann Wood, all of Commerce; and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 17, 2001

Ralph E. Gentry
Ralph Ewing Gentry, 64, of Winchester, Tenn., died Monday, October 8, 2001.
A native of Shelbyville, Tenn., Mr. Gentry was a son of the late Fred Samuel and Georgia Alene Corder Gentry.
He was an information systems manager for Dyncorp, Huntsville, Tenn., and was a member of Hickory Hill Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 11, in the chapel of Hillcrest Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Tenn., with the Rev. James R. Smith officiating. Burial was in Simpson Cemetery, Rover.
Mr. Gentry is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wood Gentry, Winchester, Tenn.; two daughters, Karen Neal, Tullahoma, Tenn., and Rita Robertson, Paducah, Ky.; one son, Eric Ewing Gentry, Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Bobby Gentry, Winchester, Tenn., Tommy Gentry, Athens, and David Gentry, Danielsville; and four grandchildren.
Hillcrest Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 17, 2001

John D. Spencer
John Doyle Spencer, 70, of Jefferson, died Friday, October 12, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Spencer was born November 21, 1930, in Stearns, Ky., a son of Erna Stephens Spencer, Commerce, and the late Elmer Carl Spencer.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict, and was the retired owner and operator of Spencer Slope Nursery.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 14, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial was in the Galilee Christian Church cemetery, Jefferson.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Spencer is survived by his wife, Mary Faye Spencer, Jefferson; two daughters, Rayetta Leigh Hunt, Douglasville, and Faye Lynnette Shepherd, Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Stephen Leslie Spencer, Athens; and six grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 17, 2001

Marvin R. Bramlett
Marvin Ryan Bramlett, 94, of Carnesville, died Friday, October 12, 2001, at his residence.
Born December 25, 1906, in Franklin County, Mr. Bramlett was a son of the late Josiah Durant and Clara Hutcherson Bramlett. He was the husband of the late Loise Ariail Bramlett.
Mr. Bramlett was a graduate of Franklin County High School and was a retired farmer and mail carrier. In the community, he served as past chairman of the Franklin County Board of Education, served on local and county ASC and FHA committees and served as director of the Franklin County Farm Bureau and Gold Kist in Commerce. Mr. Bramlett had also served as a director of the Hart County EMC for over 23 years and was a member and past trustee of Bold Spring United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Harold Ryan Bramlett and Robert Nelson Bramlett, a grandson, Timothy Ryan Hall, and three brothers, Wilton, Lovic and Hal Bramlett.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at Bold Spring United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen Horne officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Lanelle B. Hall and Beverly B. Eavenson, both of Carnesville; one brother, Dan Bramlett, Winterville; one sister, Sara Lynn Whittemore, Athens; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bold Spring United Methodist Church, c/o Sybil Franks, 1970 Holbrook Road, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 17, 2001


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