Madison County Obituaries...

November 14, 2001


Jeanette M. Adams
Mrs. Jeanette Marion Peeples Adams, 55, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Adams was born in Franklin County on May 5, 1946, a daughter of Mrs. Ruby Peeples, Canon, and the late Frank Peeples. She was preceded in death by her father, a daughter, Stephanie Adams, and a brother, Bobby Peeples.
Mrs. Adams was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and homemaker, said family members. She attended Providence Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 8, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the Providence Baptist Church cemetery. Justin Baskins, Robert Fortson, Kevin Finley, William Fortson, Barry Matthews and Scott Brown served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Hugh H. Adams, Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Stephanie Adams, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Ronnie Adams, Lavonia; two grandsons, Trey and Tyler Adams, Lavonia; one granddaughter, Nicole Adams, Danielsville; brothers, Joel Peeples, Canon, and Don Peeples, Dewy Rose; sisters, June Brooks, Betty Baskins and Margaret Fortson, all of Danielsville, Elaine Finley, Kathy Fowler, Helen Banister and Linda Rudeseal, all of Royston, Ellen Matthews, Lexington, and Tammy Fitzpatrick, Lavonia.
Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Hospice House, Attention Hospice Services, 1500 Oglethorpe Ave., Suite 200, Athens, GA 30606.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 14, 2001

Rose S. Lane
Mrs. Rose Smith Lane, 85, of Hull, died Monday, November 12, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Lane was a daughter of the late James T. and Leola Sailors Smith. She was the wife of the late Coy P. Lane.
Mrs. Lane was retired from Superior Pants, with 20 years of service, and was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Larry Elliott and Lee Hunter officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Hill Christian Church cemetery. Randy Power, Ric Power, Roger Suddeth, Steve Bates, Tom Patterson and Scott Turner served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Whitworth Sunday School Class and Senior Adults of West End Baptist Church.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, James and Barbara Lane, Athens; daughters and sons-in-law, Dolores and Frank Stevens, Lexington, and Patricia and Dwight Whitlow, Pace, Fla.; sisters, Margie Patterson, Hull, and Mae Southard, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; step-brother, Cliff Hamby Sr., Athens; seven grandchildren, Tamara Doolittle, Tonja Stevens, Lane Whitlow, Ken Whitlow, Michael Whitlow, Michelle Doster and Phil Lane; nine great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 14, 2001

Grady P. Drake
Grady P. Drake, 55, of Hull, died Wednesday, November 7, 2001.
Born in Madison County, Mr. Drake was a son of Luther and Edna Bowman Drake.
He attended Macedonia Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 10, at Macedonia Holiness Church with the Rev. Ardis Anglin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Shirley Waldrop Drake; two daughters, Sharon Drake, South Carolina, and Angela Drake, Ohio; one son, Kelly Drake, Hull; four sisters, Patsey Stephens, Alice Sorrell and Virginia Drake, all of Danielsville, and Debbie Lesueur, Hull; two brothers, David Drake, Alto, and Roy Lee Drake, Athens; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 14, 2001

Ida R. Adams
Miss Ida Rachel Adams, 73, of Comer, died Friday, November 9, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Miss Adams was born February 20, 1928, in Madison County, a daughter of the late Norman and Vinnie Fowler Adams.
She was a nurse's aide, last working at Heritage Nursing Home, and was a member of Ila Baptist Church. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by a brother, Hope Adams, and two sisters, Mary Dean and Aletha Bridges.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 12, in the Community Baptist Church cemetery with the Revs. Luther Fouche and Dennis Wester officiating.
Survivors include two sisters, Norma G. Arnold, Hull, and Alberta Drake, Danielsville; sister-in-law, Guynelle Adams, Danielsville; several nieces and nephews; and her family at Abundant Living, Dennis and Deborah Wester, Evelyn Winn, Ruth Bearden, Ellen Adams, JoAnn Herndon and Evelyn Antans.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 14, 2001

James L. Neave
James Lloyd Neave, 62, of Carlton, died Sunday, November 11, 2001.
A native of Zion, Ill., Mr. Neave was a son of the late William and Clara Neave. He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Neave, a sister, Mary Birky, and a brother, Edward Neave.
Mr. Neave was a member of New Town Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, at New Town Baptist Church with the Revs. Chuck Black and John Guest officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Neave is survived by his wife, JoAnn Perry Neave; two sons, Jeff Neave, Homer, and Michael Neave, Seneca, S.C.; one daughter, Sheila Westbrook, Carnesville; four step-children, Wanda Barnes, Laurens, S.C., Connie Owens, Carlton, James Owens, Athens, and Jerret Hill, Carlton; six sisters, Myrtle Carpenter, Baltimore, Ohio, Hannah Geary and Rachel Geary, both of Wauconda, Ill., Dorthy Hales, Rocky Mt., N.C., Margorie Maltingley, Starke, Fla., and Gladys Martin, Alameda, Calif.; one brother, David Neave, Albuquerque, N.M.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 14, 2001

Isabel Stoyle
Miss Grace Isabel Stoyle, 92, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Miss Stoyle was born in Madison County on May 30, 1909. She was a daughter of the late Edward (Ed) and Elizabeth Gober Stoyle.
Miss Stoyle was a retired secretary with the Treasury Department and was a member of Rogers Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Kathleen Wolfer, Marilyn Jordan, Theresa Stoyle, Rosalee Stoyle and Edna Stoyle and four brothers, Bob, Bill, Gerald and Thomas Stoyle.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 11, at Danielsville Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Hudmon and Dayton Logan officiating.
Survivors include two sisters, Jimmie Cary, Royston, and Sara Dudley, Dalton; one brother, Edwin Stoyle, Danielsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 14, 2001

Ann Rutledge
Mrs. Ann Rutledge, 86, of Winder, died Wednesday, November 7, 2001.
Mrs. Rutledge was born in Walton County, a daughter of the late Thomas A. and Eula Mae Sharpton Rutledge. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.D. "Dub" Rutledge, a son, Tommy Rutledge, and a brother, Edmond Rutledge.
Mrs. Rutledge was a retiree of Barrow Manufacturing Company, Winder, and was a member of Carter Hill Christian Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9, at Carter Hill Christian Church with the Revs. Harold Corbin and Ned Davis officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Bell, Alpharetta; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Karen Rutledge, Hull, and Mike and Beverly Rutledge, Dacula; sisters, Dot Pickett, Stone Mountain, Margaret Hammond and Montine Parton, both of Tucker, Syble Summerour, Jonesboro, Jenny Mitchell, Gainesville, Alice Clark, Dacula, and Polly Austin, Snellville; brother, Jack Rutledge, Morrow; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 14, 2001

James D. Berryman
James Doc Berryman, 62, of Jefferson, died Thursday, November 8, 2001, following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County on June 11, 1939, Mr. Berryman was a son of the late D.S. Berryman Jr. and Voy Jeanette Benton Berryman.
He was a retired engineer and operations manager for Walton County EMC and was a retired sales associate with Equity Utility, Marietta. Mr. Berryman was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and The Georgia National Guard.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Tilly Welborn officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Lane Berryman and Julie Dee Berryman, both of Gainesville; two brothers, Ned Berryman, Jefferson, and Steve Berryman, Lilburn; six sisters, Maxine Cash and Carol Stowe, both of Buford, Polly Henderson, Gainesville, Emily Hardeman, Hull, Betty Nash, Bogart, and Cathryn Phillips, Jefferson; former wife, Cathy Day Cowart, Gainesville; and girlfriend, Melanie Sims, Jefferson.
Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1394 Ebenezer Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 14, 2001

Jimmy R. Freeman
Jimmy Roger Freeman, 57, of Colbert, died Monday, November 12, 2001.
Mr. Freeman was a son of the late Robert and Willie M. Freeman.
He attended elementary school in Madison County and graduated from Southside High School. Mr. Freeman was a lab technician with Kendall/Veratec and was a member of Colbert Grove Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, as Sunday School Superintendent and as an AWANA van driver.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 15, at Colbert Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Gantt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Freeman is survived by his wife, Ollie Mae Freeman; one daughter, Jacqueline Freeman, Oglethorpe; one son, Carlton Freeman, Jacksonville, Fla.; a youth raised in the home, Carlos Augusto Veloso, Brazil; five sisters, Jewel Griffeth and Annas Mathis, both of Hull, Ora Bell Bailey, Athens, Lizzie Reed, Colbert, and Gwen Wright, Decatur; one brother, Buddy Freeman, Colbert; and five grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Freeman Building. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Mack and Payne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 14, 2001


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