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October 31, 2001


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Carl J. Tolbert Jr.
Carl Jackson Tolbert Jr., 50, of Comer, died Saturday, October 27, 2001.
A lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Tolbert was a son of Margaret Tolbert LeCroy, Comer, and the late Carl Jackson Tolbert Sr.
He had been employed with Madison County as an EMT for the last 27 years and as a Code Enforcement Officer for the last three years. Mr. Tolbert was a member and deacon of Carlton Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 29, at Carlton Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Ivey officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Presbyterian Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Laura Blackmon Tolbert; one son, Joshua Tyrel Tolbert, Comer; one daughter, Anna Elizabeth Tolbert, Comer; two brothers, Gregory Bryan Tolbert and Randy Allen Tolbert, both of Carlton; and other extended family.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 31, 2001

Maude C. House
Mrs. Maude Coile House, 96, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. House was born August 1, 1905, in Madison County, a daughter of the late Gordon and Alice Hill Coile.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Bethel M. Baptist Church. Mrs. House was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis James House, and a son, James Junior House.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Ray Jenkins and Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the Bethel M. Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Geneva House and Montine Hammond, both of Danielsville; two sons, Ralph House and Dorris House, both of Danielsville; one brother, John Coile, Comer; four grandchildren, Melvin Hammond, Teresa Miller and Regina House, all of Danielsville, and Karen Fox, Easley, S.C.; four great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 31, 2001

Nellie B. Watson
Mrs. Nellie "Nell" Booth Watson, 83, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001.
Mrs. Watson was born in Madison County on April 5, 1918. She was a daughter of the late William and Carrie Carter Booth.
Mrs. Watson was a homemaker and was a member of Bluestone Baptist Church. Her husband was the late Guy Arlin Watson.
Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee Booth, and two sisters, Inez Lord and Ann Rich.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, at Bluestone Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Michael Sorrells, Kevin Sexton, Ben Scarborough, Brian Ingram, Jason Sorrells and Scott Brown served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and James Sorrells and Elaine and Byron Sexton, all of Danielsville, and Martha and Bob Coile, Comer; grandchildren, Michael and Rhonda Sorrells, Kevin and Amanda Sexton, Joy and Ben Scarborough, Ginger and Brian Ingram and Jason and Gina Sorrells; and sisters, Ruby Weeks, Fairfax, Va., and Addie Bell Wilson, Greenville, S.C.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 31, 2001

Addie E. Kittle
Mrs. Addie Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kittle, 87, of Athens, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Kittle was a daughter of the late Leonard and Daisy Hammonds Brown and the widow of Emory Kittle.
She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Burial was in Oconee Hill Cemetery. Randall Childs, Butch Childs, Jerry Brown, Jimmy Brown, Johnny Brown, David Drake and Waymon Brown served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one son, Leonard Floyd Kittle, Athens; one sister, Alma Kittle, Bogart; brother and sister-in-law, Willie and Grace Brown, Ila; two grandchildren, Brian Kittle and Karen Meeks; four great-grandchildren, Alex and Amanda Kittle and Lindsey and Jenna Meeks; and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 31, 2001

Dorothy R. Beavers
Mrs. Dorothy Rowland Beavers, 95, of Athens, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Beavers was born July 24, 1906, in Taylor County, W.Va. She was a daughter of the late W.I. and Martha Susan Wotring Rowland.
Mrs. Beavers was a homemaker and was a member of Smyrna United Methodist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce, with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating.
Mrs. Beavers is survived by a son, Robert I. Beavers, Athens; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge or arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 31, 2001
Methie C. Shelnut
Mrs. Methie Callaway Carter Shelnut, 80, of Comer, died Sunday, October 28, 2001.
A native of Union County, Mrs. Shelnut was a daughter of the late Jim C. and Ella Helton Callaway.
She was a longtime resident of Oglethorpe County and was a member of Grove Chapel Congregational Holiness Church.
Mrs. Shelnut was preceded in death by her first husband, C.T. Carter Jr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at Grove Chapel Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Raymond Duncan, Mark Palmer and Burton Campbell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Claude Shelnut; three daughters, Vera C. Johnson, Winterville, Brenda C. Norman, Lexington, and Kathy C. Campbell, Saluda, S.C.; two sisters, Mamie Ogle and Minnie Ogle, both of Winterville; two brothers, George Callaway, Comer, and James Callaway, Greenwood, S.C.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Grove Chapel Congregational Holiness Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 31, 2001

James Bradberry
James Bradberry, 72, of Hull, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Bradberry was a son of the late William E. and Katie Inez Wilkes Bradberry.
He was retired from the Athens Police Department and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Bradberry was a member of Prospect Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clyde Marie Bellamy Bradberry.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Clint Jones and Bobby Griffin officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens. Kevin Hart, Mike Crawford, Rex Bradberry, Mitch Elder, Mike Barber and Bradley Hill served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Jennings, Commerce, and Janet Hart, Watkinsville; two sons, Calvin Bradberry, Hull, and Dennis Bradberry, Milledgeville; one sister, Linda Anderson, Marietta; one brother, Charles Bradberry, Athens; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 31, 2001

Susie M. Batson
Mrs. Susie Mae Sherrer Batson, 82, of Eatonton and Cumming, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, following a battle with cancer.
Born August 31, 1919, in Wilkes County, Mrs. Batson was a daughter of Ellis Clifford Sherrer and Amelia Irene Rice, Union Point. She grew up in the Taliaferro-Wilkes County areas. Her adolescent years were spent in Union Point, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church and a 1937 graduate of Union Point High School.
In 1941, she married John Walter Batson, Greensboro. They made their home in Greene County until 1957. The family moved to Eatonton.
She devoted her life to her family, it was stated. Her time was spent helping her husband in his enterprises and raising her children in a loving Christian home. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and, most of all, her family.
Mrs. Batson was preceded in death by her husband, John Walter Batson, an infant son, Zachery Mark, and siblings, Ann Godbee, Winnie Davis, Christine Sherrer, Clifford Sherrer, Rachel Wilson, Willis Sherrer, Willard Sherrer and R.D. Sherrer.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27, at Lakeside Baptist Church, Greensboro, with the Rev. Stan Patterson officiating. Burial was in Eatonton Memorial Park.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Batson and Joanna, Atlanta, and John Batson and Terri, Colbert; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen Frischkorn and Robert, Alpharetta, Suzette Lundy and Jack, Athens, Angela Harris and Stan, Ranger, Maxine Minton and Jay, Milledgeville, and Nadine Daniel and Joey, Eatonton; daughter, Myra Michelle Batson, Cumming; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 31, 2001


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