Madison County Obituaries...

March 13, 2002


Rebekah Ferguson
Pepper Rebekah Cheyenne Ferguson, 6, of Hull, died Saturday, March 9, 2002.
She attended Joy Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Joy Baptist Church with Pastor Barry Black and the Rev. Forrest Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Nelson Calloway, Travis Calloway, David Ferguson, Cody Ferguson, Joshua Ferguson and Micah Ferguson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her parents, Scott Ferguson, Hull, and Deborah Ferguson, Nevada; brothers and sisters, KayCee Ferguson, Hull, Trish Ferguson and Weslee Ferguson, both of California, and Amanda McDermott and TJ Pruitt, Mississippi; grandparents, Mary Ann Ferguson and Julius and Kathy Ferguson, all of Hull, and Virginia Diehl and Bob Greene, Nevada; aunts and uncles, Nelson and Donna Calloway and Jack Jones, all of Colbert, David and Sandra Ferguson and Joshua Ferguson, all of Hull, Forrest and Tammy Ferguson, Hartwell, and Jason and Melissa Shriner, Calhoun; several cousins, Travis, Hannah and Kayla Calloway, Cody and Niki Ferguson, Tony and Micah Ferguson, Sebastian and Alex Jones and Zoie Shriner.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Annie Ruth C. Dove
Mrs. Annie Ruth C. Dove, 76, of Iron Station, N.C., died Sunday, March 3, 2002.
Mrs. Dove was born in Clarke County, a daughter of the late Rev. Theo L. Christian and Modie Norine Darnell Christian.
She was retired from Belk’s Department Store.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dove was preceded in death by her husband, Claudie L. Dove, and a brother, Edward L. Christian.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the chapel of Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton, N.C., with the Rev. Charles Cranford officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Lincolnton, N.C.
Survivors include two daughters, Libby Dove, Lincolnton, N.C., and Mrs. Sandra Page, Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Peggy Cash, Gastonia, N.C., and Bobbie Voyles, Georgia; and granddaughter, Mary Ruth Page Magee, and husband, Kurt, Charlotte, N.C.
Memorials may be made to Rice and Co. Inc., P.O. Box 488, Lincolnton, NC 28093-0488, or to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Warlick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Thomas Seay
Thomas Seay, 78, of Commerce, died Wednes-day, March 6, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Seay was born October 3, 1923. He was a son of the late Dan and Willie Cleghorn Seay.
Mr. Seay was a retired machinist with Roper Pump and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Seay is survived by his wife, Dot Seay, Commerce; one son, Lloyd Seay, Danielsville; one daughter, Joyce Crumley, Commerce; and four grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Edna F. Shubert
Mrs. Edna Frances Garner Shubert, 71, of Hull, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002.
Mrs. Shubert was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Jessie William and Mittie Irene Wilson Garner.
She was a retired nurse’s aide with St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Shubert is survived by her husband, Olan T. Shubert, Hull; four daughters, Linda Maki, Superior, Wis., Deborah Hines, Chesapeake, Va., Sandra Mobley, Hull; and Barbara Towers, Colbert; two sons, Steve Shubert, Watkinsville, and Nelson Shubert, Colbert; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Sarah E. Long
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Tiller Long, 80, of Commerce, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Long was born July 23, 1921. She was a daughter of the late Ed and Mae Vaughn Tiller.
Mrs. Long was a homemaker and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Dr. Ray Richardson and the Rev. Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in Ila Cemetery, Ila.
Mrs. Long is survived by her husband, S.A. Long, Commerce; and two sisters, Beatrice Carter, Madison, and Mary Molis, Canton, Ohio.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Milton K. Adams
Milton Kytle Adams, 76, of Nicholson, died Sunday, March 10, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Joseph Alvin and Mary Blanche Henderson Adams. His wife, Ernestine Hutchins Adams, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Adams was a retired radio terminal tester with Southern Bell and was a member of Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Bill Adams, Nicholson; one daughter, Tracy Bales, Madison County; one brother, Joseph B. Adams, Madison County; one sister, Juanita Houston, Blackley; three grandchildren, Stacy Bales, Stephanie Bales and Willis Bales; and two great-grandchildren, Laney Bales and Haley Bales.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Barbara T. Perpall
Mrs. Barbara T. Perpall, 80, of Monroe, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at a local hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Atlanta, Mrs. Perpall was born March 3, 1922, a daughter of the late Olin H. and Ida Lou Harper Todd.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Snellville Chapel of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., with the Revs. Russell Davis and Tim Peek officiating. Burial was in Gwinnett Memorial Park. Mrs. Perpall’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Perpall is survived by her husband, Dr. John J. Perpall Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Michael E. and Beth Perpall, Norcross, Richard W. and Carol Perpall, Danielsville, and John J. Perpall III and Belinda Perpall, Monroe; and grandchildren, David Perpall, Mark Perpall, Lauren Perpall, Suzanne and Phillip Griffeth, Ryan Perpall, Leona and Bryan Hood and John J. Perpall IV.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., Snellville Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Trilla M. Bruce
Mrs. Trilla Mae Bruce Bruce, 79, of Homer, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Bruce was born July 9, 1922. She was a daughter of the late George Wesley and Emmie Seay Bruce.
Mrs. Bruce was retired from Commerce Sportswear and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer Eubanks, her second husband, Bill Butler, and her third husband, Carlton Bruce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Tommy Seay officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Paul Bruce and Young Bruce, both of Homer, Roger Butler, Commerce, and Frank Eubanks, Colbert; one daughter, Judy Brown, Commerce; one brother, Edgar Bruce, Commerce; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Lamar T. Gearing
Lamar T. Gearing, 75, of Statham, died Sunday, March 3, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Gearing was a son of the late Fred and Mandy Gooch Gearing. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy, and was connected with Dave Gordon Auto Parts until his retirement. Mr. Gearing was a member of Bible Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Robert Garrett officiating and the Rev. Charles Elrod assisting. Burial was in the Calvary Baptist Church cemetery. Mr. Gearing’s grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.
Mr. Gearing is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Bond Gearing, Statham; two daughters, Phyllis Allen, Colbert, and Samantha Doster, Comer; one son, Ricky Moon, Jefferson; two sisters, Gracey Dial, Canon, and Sharon Lucy Randall, Siginc, Mich.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002


Trilla M. Bruce
Mrs. Trilla Mae Bruce Bruce, 79, of Homer, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Bruce was born July 9, 1922. She was a daughter of the late George Wesley and Emmie Seay Bruce.
Mrs. Bruce was retired from Commerce Sportswear and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer Eubanks, her second husband, Bill Butler, and her third husband, Carlton Bruce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Tommy Seay officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Paul Bruce and Young Bruce, both of Homer, Roger Butler, Commerce, and Frank Eubanks, Colbert; one daughter, Judy Brown, Commerce; one brother, Edgar Bruce, Commerce; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Lamar T. Gearing
Lamar T. Gearing, 75, of Statham, died Sunday, March 3, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Gearing was a son of the late Fred and Mandy Gooch Gearing. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy, and was connected with Dave Gordon Auto Parts until his retirement. Mr. Gearing was a member of Bible Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Robert Garrett officiating and the Rev. Charles Elrod assisting. Burial was in the Calvary Baptist Church cemetery. Mr. Gearing’s grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.
Mr. Gearing is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Bond Gearing, Statham; two daughters, Phyllis Allen, Colbert, and Samantha Doster, Comer; one son, Ricky Moon, Jefferson; two sisters, Gracey Dial, Canon, and Sharon Lucy Randall, Siginc, Mich.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

James R. Underwood
James Releford Underwood, 79, of Pendergrass, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Underwood was born July 26, 1922, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Paul and Sara Smith Underwood.
Mr. Underwood was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II, and was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Mr. Underwood was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Gee Underwood, and a son, Tony Underwood.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in the Pendergrass Baptist Church cemetery, Pendergrass. Jack Beatty, Dennis Elrod, Jerry Love, Thomas Underwood, Luther Pruitt and Mike Pruitt served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Angela Fegley, Colbert, and Sonya Whitsitt, Fort Collins, Colo.; four sisters, Sara Nell Bruce, Annie Laura Elrod, Roberta Love and Lucinda Sorrells; two brothers, Henry Underwood, and J.A. Underwood; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Hughes R. Hilliard
Hughes Robert Hilliard, 72, of Comer, died Sunday, March 10, 2002.
A native of Kingstree, S.C., Mr. Hilliard was a son of the late Hughes Robert and Juanita Gayton Hilliard.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the USS Tarawa, and was a lifetime member of AmVets Post 10. Mr. Hilliard was a member of VFW Post 2872 and the American Legion, Lexington.
Memorial services will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at AmVets Post 10.
Mr. Hilliard is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Hughes and Sandi Gail Hilliard, Colbert; a grandson, Cyrus Hilliard, Colbert; and AmVets Post 10 members.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Bobby J. Wilson
Bobby Jack Wilson, of Danielsville, died Saturday, March 9, 2002.
A native of Newton County, Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Dewey and Ruby Scott Wilson. A son, Ricky Wilson, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Wilson was retired from the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department, with 27 years of service with rank of Lieutenant. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served with the Service Battery, 357 ABR, Field Artillery Battalion, 187 Airborne Regimental Combat Team from 1950-1951. Mr. Wilson also served in the 357th BN Headquarters and the 1014th QM Headquarters with the U.S. Army Reserve.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in Oconee Hill Cemetery with full fire department honors. Fire Department chaplin Clarence Pope officiated.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Linda Mairholtz Wilson, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Keith Bennett, Atlanta; brother, Billy Wilson, Athens; and grandchildren, India and Nolan Bennett, Atlanta.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002
Hughes R. Hilliard
Hughes Robert Hilliard, 72, of Comer, died Sunday, March 10, 2002.
A native of Kingstree, S.C., Mr. Hilliard was a son of the late Hughes Robert and Juanita Gayton Hilliard.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the USS Tarawa, and was a lifetime member of AmVets Post 10. Mr. Hilliard was a member of VFW Post 2872 and the American Legion, Lexington.
Memorial services will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at AmVets Post 10.
Mr. Hilliard is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Hughes and Sandi Gail Hilliard, Colbert; a grandson, Cyrus Hilliard, Colbert; and AmVets Post 10 members.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

Bobby J. Wilson
Bobby Jack Wilson, of Danielsville, died Saturday, March 9, 2002.
A native of Newton County, Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Dewey and Ruby Scott Wilson. A son, Ricky Wilson, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Wilson was retired from the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department, with 27 years of service with rank of Lieutenant. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served with the Service Battery, 357 ABR, Field Artillery Battalion, 187 Airborne Regimental Combat Team from 1950-1951. Mr. Wilson also served in the 357th BN Headquarters and the 1014th QM Headquarters with the U.S. Army Reserve.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in Oconee Hill Cemetery with full fire department honors. Fire Department chaplin Clarence Pope officiated.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Linda Mairholtz Wilson, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Keith Bennett, Atlanta; brother, Billy Wilson, Athens; and grandchildren, India and Nolan Bennett, Atlanta.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002

James R. Underwood
James Releford Underwood, 79, of Pendergrass, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Underwood was born July 26, 1922, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Paul and Sara Smith Underwood.
Mr. Underwood was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II, and was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Mr. Underwood was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Gee Underwood, and a son, Tony Underwood.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in the Pendergrass Baptist Church cemetery, Pendergrass. Jack Beatty, Dennis Elrod, Jerry Love, Thomas Underwood, Luther Pruitt and Mike Pruitt served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Angela Fegley, Colbert, and Sonya Whitsitt, Fort Collins, Colo.; four sisters, Sara Nell Bruce, Annie Laura Elrod, Roberta Love and Lucinda Sorrells; two brothers, Henry Underwood, and J.A. Underwood; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 13, 2002


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