Madison County Obituaries...

January 23, 2002


Alpha B. Thomas
Mrs. Alpha Bobbie Bennett Thomas, 68, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002.
Born in Canon, Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late Arnica and Bessie Bennett.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 24, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial will be in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband, James S. Thomas; two sons, Stanley Thomas, Hull, and Jeff Thomas, Danielsville; three sisters, Hilda Wright, Royston, Sara Mace, Stockton, Calif., and Louzera Hill, Texas; three grandchildren and one step-grandchild.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family is at the residence.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 23, 2002

Islina Bohannon
Mrs. Islina Bohannon, 82, of Athens, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Bohannon was a daughter of the late James Damron and Elizabeth Walls Damron.
She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, January 18, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. John Boyd officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include five sons, Charles L. White and James Bohannon, both of Canton, Frank Bohannon, Palestine, Texas, Ed Bohannon, Woodstock, and John Bohannon, Jefferson; three sisters, Bessie Bearden, Danielsville, Mary Belle Bearden, Kennesaw, and Josophine Keown, Athens; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 23, 2002

Elvenia J. McKinnon
Mrs. Elvenia James Fowler McKinnon, 84, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Sandy Cross, died Friday, January 18, 2002.
Mrs. McKinnon was born April 10, 1917, in Franklin County. She was a bridal consultant at Ivey’s for several years and was a member of Third Presbyterian Church. Mrs. McKinnon was preceded in death by her husband, Jack McKinnon.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, January 21, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Larry Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Holly Springs Baptist Church cemetery, Bowman.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marce Wilson Burke and Louis F. Burke; one sister, Mary Love Denny, Royston; two granddaughters, Gillian Ragovoy and Melissa Ragovoy, both of New York City, N.Y.; and one grandson, Michael Burke, New York City, N.Y.
Memorials may be made to Third Presbyterian Church, 4019 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205, or to Amity Presbyterian Church, 2831 North Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC 28205.
Pruitt Funeral Home and Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, Charlotte, N.C., were in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 23, 2002

Claudy Crider
Claudy Crider, 83, of Royston, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Crider was born in Madison County on September 6, 1918, a son of the late Thomas James and Mary Jordan Crider.
He was a retired maintenance worker with Johnson & Johnson and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Crider was a World War II veteran, serving in the 36 General Army Hospital Medical Corps., and was a member of the AARP of Franklin County, the 50 Plus Club and the Happy Travelers Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 21, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Williard Crider, Dennis Kesler and Tony Lee officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston. Pallbearers were Gene Phillips, Charles Smith, Wayne Smith, Barkley Smith, Wayne Crider and Steve Tanner.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Smith Crider, Royston; sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Williard and Elizabeth Crider, Royston, and Brent and Debbie Crider, Comer; brother, Jessie Bill Crider, Royston; and grandchildren, Justin Crider and Christa Crider, both of Comer.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 23, 2002

Joan M. Mikuski
Mrs. Joan Marie Peck Mikuski, 55, of Canon, died Thursday, January 17, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Mikuski was born in Lumpkin County on November 23, 1946, a daughter of the late Roy Lee and Nell Byers Peck.
She worked at Johnson and Johnson as a floss operator and was a member of Canon Baptist Church.
Mrs. Mikuski was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Peck.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 20, at Canon Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Creason and Eldon Massey officiating. Burial was in Bowers Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were William Rice, Eddie Vickery, Ed Brogdon, Louis Cleghorn, Tim Parks and Michael Woodley.
Survivors include her husband, James J. Mikuski, Canon; two sons, J.L. Millsaps and Kenneth Millsaps, both of Canon; two daughters, Lynn Ginn and Dianne Atkinson, both of Royston; six step-children; two sisters, Juanita Kidd, Bowman, and Wanda Peck, Canon; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 23, 2002

Travis Hooper
William Travis Hooper, 31, of Hardman-Hooper Road, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002.
A lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Hooper was the son of William Larry Hooper, Danielsville, and the late LaCena Hawkes Hooper.
He was a 1988 graduate of Madison County High School and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Mr. Hooper was co-owner of G&H Grading and Hauling, Inc., and is remembered as being “active in helping neighbors and friends in need.”
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Wood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Todd Tyner, Todd Boswell, Todd Green, Jason Booth, David Hawkes and Eric Adams.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include a paternal grandmother, Jeanette Hooper, Hull; an uncle, Michael Hooper, Grayson; an aunt, Ramona Booth, Hull; and cousins.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 23, 2002

Eunice B. Casey
Mrs. Eunice Broome Casey, 89, of Canon, died Friday, January 18, 2002, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, Royston.
Mrs. Casey was born in Franklin County on April 24, 1912, a daughter of the late Dolphus Crayton Broome and Emma Jordan Broome.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Casey was preceded in death by her husband, Asa Benjamin Casey, a brother, D.C. Broome Jr., and two sisters, Drucye Broome Casey and Guynelle Broome Casey.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 20, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Brian Clark officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Truitt and Loretta Casey, Columbia, S.C.; sisters, Henry Thelma Broome, Royston, and Gencye Broome Seymour, Elberton; grandchildren, Cynthia Lee and Shawn Reardon and John Bowen and Kathy Casey, all of Santee, S.C., Lisa Jennifer and Robert Howell, Wilmington, N.C., James John and Holly Casey and Jan Casey, all of Chapin, S.C., and Rodney and Alice Ayers, Atlanta; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 23, 2002

Coy E. Adams
Coy Edward Adams, 88, of Royston, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Adams was born September 23, 1913, in Elbert County, the son of the late Ambrose and Mary Ella Davis Adams.
He was a retired carpenter, a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and attended Grace Baptist Church. Mr. Adams was the last member of his immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel, Royston, with the Revs. Andy Huff and Paul Creason and Frank Owens officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery, Bowman.
Survivors include his wife, Ella Ree Ginn Adams, Royston; two sons, Dean Adams, Tucker, and Curtis Adams, Franklin Springs; three daughters, Shelby Easley, Atlanta, June Pearson, Royston, and Cindy House, Danielsville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 128 Grace Baptist Church Road, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 23, 2002
Alliefair B. Ingram
Mrs. Alliefair Baxter Ingram, 79, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce.
Mrs. Ingram was born June 1, 1922, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Ella Baxter.
Mrs. Ingram was a retiree of Lyon’s Manufacturing and was a member of Erastus Christian Church, Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ingram.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, January 18, at Erastus Christian Church with Minister Carl Beckham officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Ingram is survived by a number of cousins.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 23, 2002

Dwight M. Johnson
Dwight M. Johnson, 43, of Hull, died Saturday, January 19, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Johnson was a son of Maudie Johnson and the late O.T. Johnson.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, at Waggoners Grove Baptist Church, Colbert, with the Rev. I.J. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Hitchcock Cemetery, Colbert.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include four sisters, Heddie Hill, Virginia Ford and Barbara Cooper, all of Athens, and Sharion Johnson, Hull; and three brothers, Ora Lee Johnson, Frank Johnson and Charles Johnson, all of Athens.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 23, 2002

John R. Hayes
John R. Hayes, 79, of Winder, died Friday, January 18, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Hayes was born in Oglethorpe County, a son of the late Joseph and Ethel Hayes. He was the husband of the late Shirley Coile Hayes.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 20, in Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Ronald Hewett and Jackie Wyrick officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, Ricky Hayes and Mike Hayes, both of Winder; one daughter, Tammy Weatherford, Winder; one brother, Pete Hayes, Arnoldsville; three sisters, Thelma Doster and Ruby Clements, both of Watkinsville, and Hazel Carter, Commerce; and eight grandchildren, Brandon and A.J. Hayes, both of Colbert, Emily Johnson, Kaela, Cassie and Cameron Hayes and Mackinzie and Sarah Grace Weatherford, all of Winder.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 23, 2001


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