Madison County Obituaries...

January 02, 2002


Dora S. Ginn
Mrs. Dora S. Ginn, 86, of Danielsville, formerly of Royston, died Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Ginn was born in Hart County on April 13, 1915, a daughter of the late Joel Martin Seymour and the late Millie Partain Seymour.
She was a retired inspector with Oxford Manufacturing and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Ginn was preceded in death by her husband, W. Emiel Ginn.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. James Creason, Frank Owens and John Kay officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ginn’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four sons, W.E. Ginn, Houston, Texas, Robert C. Ginn, Royston, Thomas M. Ginn, Marietta, and Edward A. Ginn, Easley, S.C.; two daughters, Leondra Eberhardt, Milledgeville, and Nancy Hill, Danielsville; two brothers, Leonard Seymour, Hartwell, and Donald Roger Seymore, Powder Springs; three sisters, Nellie Swink, Warner Robbins, Ruth Sellers, Hartwell, and Mildred Ferschke, Wilmington, Del.; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Blvd. N.E., Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345-3313.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 2, 2002

Sarah Duckworth
Mrs. Sarah Duckworth, 98, of Comer, died Monday, December 31, 2001.
A native of Union County, Mrs. Duckworth was a daughter of the late Francis Ervin and Mary Jane Duckworth Collins.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Carlton Baptist Church. Mrs. Duckworth was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Thomas Duckworth, three sons and a daughter-in-law, Walter Samuel Duckworth, Hoyt Eugene Duckworth and Carl Will and Shirley Duckworth, and a great-grandson, Tony Scott Willoughby.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2002, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Buddy Coile and Chester Hall officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service.
Wayne Collins, Raymond Collins, Roger Collins, Tennyson Simmons, Cecil Moore and Shane Couch will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be John A. Brown.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen Duncan, Comer; one son, J.T. Duckworth, Carlton; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, five great-great-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. The family is at the residence of J.T. Duckworth, 733 New Town Church Road, Carlton.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 2, 2002

Fannie L. Carey
Mrs. Fannie Louise Carey, 94, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, December 25, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Carey was a daughter of the late John L. and Mary E. Booth Highland.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Bluestone Baptist Church. Mrs. Carey was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Carey.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 27, in Danielsville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating.
Mrs. Carey is survived by a sister, Donnie Mae Thompson, Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 2, 2002

Dessie M. Seagraves
Mrs. Dessie Mae Williams Seagraves, 93, of Hull, died Thursday, December 27, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Seagraves was a daughter of the late Will H. and Rosa Lee Dixon Martin.
She was retired from Chicopee Mills and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Mrs. Seagraves was preceded in death by her husband, James Roy Seagraves Sr., and a son, Halford Seagraves.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 30, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Elmer Butler, Dayton Logan and Dr. Virgil Edwards officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Seagraves’ grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include five daughters, Hershelene Vickery, Commerce, Betty Smith, Royston, Val Tyner, Charleston, S.C., Trudy Evans, Hull, and Linda Bourn’e, Athens; two sons, Roy Seagraves Jr., Hull, and Larry Seagraves, Bishop; two sisters, Sue Edwards, Hull, and Vera Brewer, Athens; two brothers, Gene Martin, Hull, and Ovin Martin, Athens; 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 2, 2002

Allie M. Parham
Mrs. Allie Mae Parham, 85, of Comer, died Monday, December 24, 2001.
Born in Madison County, Mrs. Parham was a daughter of the late Ulus and Addie Wall Kidd.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Meadow Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, December 27, at Meadow Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Dooley officiating. Burial was in Meadow Cemetery. Travis Kidd, Alvin Kidd, Hoyt Parham, Emeral Duncan, Rick Parham and Billy Seymour served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Parham is survived by her husband, Robert Watson Parham; daughter and son-in-law, Donna Parham Martin and Terry Martin, Fayetteville; two sisters, Florence Kidd Lord and Cumi Kidd Duncan, both of Comer; two brothers, Fred Kidd and Howard Kidd, both of Athens; two grandchildren, Tara and Brett Martin, both of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 2, 2002

Berlie S. Hart
Mrs. Berlie Shiflet Hart, 89, of Royston, died Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, Royston.
Mrs. Hart was born in Franklin County on December 23, 1912, a daughter of the late John and Alice Sanders Shiflet.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Bethel Congregational Holiness Church. Her husband was the late Albert Russell Hart.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Shiflet, and three sisters, Eunice Moon, Lottie McGee and Llewellyn Guest.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 28, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Malcolm Herndon and Curtis Green officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Congregational Holiness Church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Charles Dixon, Royston; grandchildren, Danny Dixon, Watkinsville, and Donna Wilson, Royston; great-grandchildren, Chris Smith, Melissa Scoggins and Amanda Ellison, all of Royston, Neil Smith, Hull, and Kelly and Karley Dixon, Watkinsville; great-great-grandchildren, Jordyn Rose Smith, Hull, and Audrea Taylor Ellison, Christopher Colby Smith and Linzey Elizabeth Scoggins, all of Royston; and sisters, Charlie Martin, Gainesville, and Ruby Allen, Greer, S.C.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 2, 2002

Dee W. Lord Jr.
Dee W. Lord Jr., 72, of Maysville, died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Lord was born May 8, 1925, in Banks County to the late Dee W Lord Sr. and Addie Jane Gee Lord.
He was retired from Stein Steel of Atlanta as a steel fabricator and was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Lord was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Lord.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 31, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Charles Hardy officiating. Burial was in the Center Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Lord is survived by his wife, Clarice Stowe Lord, Maysville; one son, Jeffery Alan Lord, Maysville; three daughters, Joyce Cooper, Pendergrass, Lisa Seagraves, Hull, and Tracy Maxwell, Nicholson; two brothers, Hugh Lee Lord, Hephzibah, and Worth Lord, Hoschton; two half-brothers, Charles Lord and Thurmond Lord, both of Augusta; one sister, Joyce Orr, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 2, 2002

Carolyn Dixon
Mrs. Carolyn Dixon, 53, of Athens, died Tuesday, December 25, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Dixon was a daughter of Nina M. Eberhart, Winterville, and the late Benjamin F. “Bennie” Eberhart.
She was retired from the University of Georgia, with more than 20 years of service, and was a former employee of Georgia Flower Growers Association. Mrs. Dixon was a member of Winterville Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 28, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Bob Murphy and Donny Whitehead officiating. Burial was in Arnoldsville Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Larry Dixon; daughter and son-in-law, Cyndee and Lanier Patridge, Winterville; sons, Chip Dixon and Tim Dixon, both of Hull; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Betty Eberhart, Winterville; grandchildren, Cody Patridge and Kennedy Dixon; uncle, W.H. Johnson, Arnoldsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Arnoldsville Cemetery Fund, c/o Hoyt Young, 205 Owensby Mill Road, Winterville, GA 30683.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 2, 2002

Grace J. Roberson
Mrs. Grace June Strickland Roberson, 46, of Bogart, died Monday, December 31, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Roberson was a daughter of the late J.B. and Bobbie Jean Alewine Strickland.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Roberson was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Wade Roberson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2002, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Mike Mills officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Shannon and Randy Carter, Statham, Latosha and Nathan Ellington, Winder, and Mandi and Wesley Adams, Monroe; sisters, Kim Savage, Athens, and Margaret Lavender, Colbert; grandchildren, Zada Bell Carter, Tyson Adams and Mackenzie Ellington; three nieces and four nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 2, 2002

Earl K. Hill
Earl K. Hill, 70, of Danielsville, died Thursday, December 27, 2001.
A native of Seneca, S.C., Mr. Hill was a son of the late William Calvin and Kattie Lucy Vinson Hill.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a certified welder and was a member of the Kingdom of Jesus Ministries. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by a son, James Michael Hill.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 31, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Janice Loggins and Larry Gilliam officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Annie Katie Towe Hill; five daughters, Shirley Dianne Carney, Linda K. Carney, Jackie Marie Cash and Jennifer Ann Stanley, all of Danielsville, and Kathyren Elaine Johnson, Hope Mills, N.C.; five sons, Harold Kenneth Hill, Fredericksburg, Va., Denny Calvin Hill, Chaplin, Minn., Earl Stanley Hill, Carlton, Gerald Wayne Hill, Marietta, and Steven Bryant Hill, Comer; one sister, Alice Epps, Hull; 25 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 2, 2002

J.T. Baird
J.T. Baird, 94, of Commerce, died Monday, December 24, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Baird was born in Stephens County on November 16, 1907. He was a son of the late Joe Ervin and Ida Cannon Baird.
Mr. Baird was retired from Gold Kist and was a member of the Nicholson Fire Baptized Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Baird.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 27, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Ellis Cooper and Carroll Griffin officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mr. Baird is survived by his wife, Naomi Phillips Baird, Commerce; two sons, Joe Baird, Commerce, and Phillip Baird, Jefferson; one daughter, Cheryl Franklin, Commerce; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 2, 2002


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