Madison County Obituaries...

October 24, 2001


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John L. Williams
John Lewis Williams, 77, of Comer, died Friday, October 19, 2001.
A native of Ogelthorpe County, Mr. Williams was a son of the late Albert and Annie Maude Veal Williams.
He was retired from Seaboard Farms and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 22, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in the Collier Baptist Church cemetery. Bobby Wells, Michael Wells, Randall Wells, Doyle Green and Jeff Smith served as pallbearers.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mashburn Williams; five daughters, Patsy Chandler, Arnoldsville, Jean Wells, Winterville, and Linda Weaver, Kathryn Rogers and Barbara Green, all of Colbert; one son, Ronnie Williams, Hull; one sister, Margaret Barber, Commerce; one brother, Charlie Williams, Arnoldsville; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 24, 2001

Margaret A. Gabriel
Mrs. Margaret Ann Gabriel, 55, of Athens, died Friday, October 19, 2001.
A native of Scranton, Pa., Mrs. Gabriel was the daughter of the late James M. and Helen T. Williams.
She was the nurse manager of the endoscopy department at Athens Regional Medical Center and was a member of Compass Community Church.
Services were held Sunday, October 21, with the Rev. Jim Carpenter officiating.
Mrs. Gabriel is survived by her husband, Larry Gabriel; sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Crystal Gabriel, Danielsville, Travis and Rachel Gabriel, Pendergrass, and Todd and Valerie Gabriel, Watkinsville; sisters, Virginia Cheezum, Montclaire, Va., Joyce Burger, Bogart, and Nancy Lewis, Athens; brothers, Howard Williams, Lexington, Roger Williams, Crawford, and Bill Williams, Arlington, Va.; and six grandchildren, Jeremy and Matthew Gabriel, Danielsville, Whitney and Vanessa Gabriel, Pendergrass, and Taylor and Shelby Gabriel, Watkinsville.
The Madison County Journal, October 24, 2001

Billy Nicholson
Billy Nicholson, 66, of Soperton, formerly of Commerce, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Nicholson was born July 27, 1935, in Jackson County, a son of the late William R. and Bessie Mae Odum Nicholson.
He was a retired businessman and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. John Wood and John Brantley officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Nicholson is survived by his wife, Sallie Toler Nicholson, Soperton; one son, Billy Nicholson, Winder; two daughters, Susan McCarthy, Commerce, and Sheryl Wallace, Sugar Hill; two brothers, Rogers Nicholson, Commerce, and Thomas Nicholson, Hull; two sisters, Martha Fitzpatrick, Commerce, and Joyce Wood, Nicholson; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family is at the residence of Martha Fitzpatrick, Maysville Road, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 24, 2001

Robert
F. Kelley
Robert Frank Kelley, 67, of Atlanta, died Monday, October 15, 2001.
A native of Madison, Mr. Kelley was a son of the late George and Willie Mae Carithers Kelley.
He was retired and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, at Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel with Pastor Robert Glass officiating. Burial was in Holly Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Kelley is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Kelley, Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Frankie B. Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, Robert J. Kelley, Jacksonville, Fla., and Fred Kelley, Atlanta; six step-children, all of Atlanta; two sisters, Mary Riden, Athens, and Wilene Glass, Lithonia; three brothers, James Kelley, Comer, Henry Kelley, Atlanta, and Lloyd Kelley, Athens; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a companion, Annie Ruth Harvey, Atlanta.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 24, 2001

Onel M. Littlefield
Onel M. Littlefield, 80, of Commerce, died Monday, October 22, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Waldo County, Maine, Mr. Littlefield was a son of the late Manson G. and Rose Larrabee Littlefield.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church and was a World War II veteran and a retired machinist and mechanic. Mr. Littlefield was a past Mason and a member of the American Legion.
He made a lot of furniture, as he loved working with wood, said family members. He also always had a garden to work in.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Littlefield is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marion Littlefield, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Oneal and Debbie Littlefield, Edinburg, Texas; daughter, Irene Marion Littlefield, Margate, Fla.; brother and wife, Ernest and Jane Littlefield, Lincolnville, Maine; sisters, Mary Littlefield and Winifred Stanley, both of Canden, Maine; two granddaughters, Deanna Littlefield and Debra Schmidt, both of Massachusetts; and two great-granddaughters.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 24, 2001

 

Kyle S. Steele
Kyle Spencer Steele, 2, of Bogart, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001.
A native of Bogart, Kyle was a son of Joshua and Paula Sears, Bogart, and Jonathan Steele, Statham.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 19, at Living Word Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Davison and Terry Smith officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Caleb Paul Steele, Bogart; two sisters, Katie Suzanne Steele and Cassidy Hope Steele, both of Bogart; grandparents, Jimmy and Susan Mewborn, Bogart, Steven and Carolyn Sears, Commerce, and Chuck and Bobbie Steele, Statham; great-grandmother, Martha Frye, Hartwell; uncles, David Mewborn, Bogart, and Chad Sears, Commerce; aunt, Stephanie Sears, Commerce; and a number of other uncles, aunts and cousins.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 24, 2001

Donna K. Curry
Mrs. Donna Kay Curry, 51, of Athens, died Monday, October 15, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Curry was a daughter of the late Mattie Sue Curry and Alphary Thompson.
She was a housekeeper.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 19, at Waggoners Grove Baptist Church, Colbert, with the Revs. Steve Cole, Walter Willis and Roy Thomas officiating. Burial was in Hitchcock Cemetery, Colbert.
Survivors include two daughters, Dynva Curry and Nicole Curry Burgess, both of Athens; one son, Tyrus Curry, Alamo; six sisters, Ella Ree Walker, Athens, Ruby Thompson, Chicago, Montene Knowles, Patsy Woodall and Faye Curry, all of Athens, and Kim Willis, Statham; three brothers, Alvin Thompson, James Maddox and Robert Maddox, all of Athens; six grandchildren and aunts and uncles.
Mack and Payne Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 24, 2001

Lettie J. Seigler
Mrs. Lettie Jordan Seigler, 98, of Royston, died Sunday, October 21, 2001, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Seigler was born in Madison County on October 18, 1903, a daughter of the late Jesse M. and Arie Berryman Rice.
She had worked as a bookkeeper with Weatherly Furniture Company for many years and was the oldest member of Royston Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Missionary Society. Mrs. Seigler was also a member of the Ty Cobb Health Care System Pink Ladies Auxiliary for 36 years.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie L. Jordan, and her second husband, Jones Seigler, a grandson, Larry Jordan, a step-daughter, Charlotte Gunnells, two brothers, Frank Rice and Buel Rice, and two sisters, Irene Rice and Ruth Bryant.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, at Royston Baptist Church with Dr. Danny Barton and the Rev. Blaine Phelps officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Tony Jordan, Harold Jordan, Marshall Jordan, Tommy Rice, Steve Rice, Jesse Rice and Leonard Rice served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Ty Cobb Pink Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie R. and Jessie Jordan, Toccoa, and Ned and Jane Jordan, Royston; step-sons and daughters-in-law, S.W. and Juanita Seigler and Herald and Peggy Seigler, all of Dewy Rose; step-daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Georgie Turk, Commerce, Shirley and Lamartine Perry, Hoschton, and Delina and Jim Montgomery, Atlanta; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Royston Baptist Church Family Life Center, 767 Church Street, Royston, GA 30662, the Ebenezer Baptist Church Building Fund, Big A Road, Toccoa, GA 30577, or to the charity of one's choice.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 24, 2001

Claude T. Hand
Claude Thomas "Tommy" Hand, 50, of East Point, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Hand was born April 14, 1951, in Jackson County, a son of Laura Boswell Livingston, East Point, and the late Walter J. Hand. He was the step-son of Terry W. Livingston, East Point.
Mr. Hand was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother and step-father, include one daughter, Heather Leigh Hand, Stockbridge; one son, Clinton Thomas Hand, McDonough; and one brother, Walter Hand, Cumming.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 24, 2001


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