Madison County Obituaries...

March 27, 2002


Mell V. Haggard
Mell Verner Haggard, 86, of Danielsville, died Monday, March 25, 2002.
A lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Haggard was a son of the late Samuel Grey and Mattie Jane Lord Haggard.
He was a farmer, a bus driver with the Madison County School System, with 26 years of service, and was of the Primitive Baptist faith.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Ila Cemetery with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Brad Snelling, Brian Snelling, Clint Haggard, Russell Haggard, Tommy Haggard and Eddie Martin served as pallbearers.
Mr. Haggard is survived by his wife, Mattie Lou Pettit Haggard; son, John Haggard, Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Becky Haggard, Hull; daughter and son-in-law, Martha Sue and Charlie Snelling, Macon; four grandchildren, Brad Snelling, Brian Snelling, Clint Haggard and Russell Haggard; one great-grandchild, Hannah Snelling; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Ila Perpetual Committee Cemetery Fund, the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 27, 2002

Frances L. Fitzpatrick
Mrs. Frances Louise Seagraves Fitzpatrick, 84, of Commerce, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born March 31, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Volia Allen Seagraves.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick was retired from Harmony Grove Mills and was a member of Rogers Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Fitzpatrick, a son, Lamar Fitzpatrick, and a daughter, Judy Standridge.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Rogers Baptist Church with the Revs. Carlton Peters and Wendell Hanley officiating. Burial was in Ila Cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Phillip Fitzpatrick, Commerce, Weldon Fitzpatrick and Lorian Fitzpatrick, both of Danielsville, and William Fitzpatrick, Cornelia; three daughters, Mary Ann Bonds, Ila, Betty Fitzpatrick, Commerce, and Bonnie Hensley, Nicholson; one sister, Mary Helen Bumgarner, Kannapolis, N.C.; 13 grandchildren, one step-grandchild, 11 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Ila Cemetery Fund, c/o Lloyd Fitzpatrick, Ila, GA 30647, or to Vista Care, 767 Oglethorpe Ave., Athens, GA 30606.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 27, 2002

Dorothy J. Welborn
Mrs. Dorothy Jean Hardekopf Welborn, 63, of Bowman, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Hart County Hospital, Hartwell.
Mrs. Welborn was born in Beckemeyer, Ill., on March 4, 1939. She was a daughter of the late Otto and Mabel Hardekopf.
Mrs. Welborn was a retired seamstress with Colbert Manufacturing Company and was a member of Vineyards Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Vineyards Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Morgan and DeWitt Waters officiating. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Bowman.
Mrs. Welborn is survived by her husband, Clarence (C.O.) Welborn, Bowman; one son, Danny Lord, Comer; two daughters, Debra J. Burgess, Cartersville, and Amanda Frost, Soap Lake, Wash.; two step-daughters, Debra Duncan, Royston, and Donna Phillips, Anderson, S.C.; one brother, Donald Hardekopf, Dade City, Fla.; three sisters, Margie Kemp, Jacksonville, Fla., Ruby Ashley, Greenville, Ill., and Bertha Dornan, Oklahoma; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 27, 2002

Raymond Hendrix
Raymond Hendrix, 65, of Royston, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Born December 16, 1936, Mr. Hendrix was a son of Flora Nicholson Hendrix, Royston, and the late Tom B. Hendrix.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of the Harrison McCrary V.F.W. Post #4828. Mr. Hendrix was also a member of Royston Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Malcolm Herndon officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Jackie Adams Hendrix, Royston; daughters, Terry H. Gill, Stockbridge, and Susan H. Sudderth, Royston; grandchildren, Jordan Gill and Matthew Gill, both of Stockbridge, and Kenny and Kelly Sudderth and Jenny Claire Sudderth, all of Royston; and brothers, Don Hendrix and Jack Hendrix, both of Royston, and Tommy Hendrix, Hartwell.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 27, 2002

Frances Dickerson
Mrs. Frances Alewine Dickerson, 64, of Royston, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Dickerson was born in Hart County on April 11, 1937, a daughter of the late Fred Alewine Sr. and the late Bessie Mae Pulliam Alewine.
She was a machine operator in the textile industry and was a member of Rice Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Dickerson was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Dickerson, two brothers, Alton Alewine and Fred Alewine Jr., and a sister, Opal Alewine Carter.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Rice Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Marvin Whitworth and Fricklen Guinn officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston. Randy Carter, Jason Dickerson, Danny Bennett, David Dudley, Chuck Finley and Chad Finley served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Tim Alewine and Benny Alewine, both of Royston; one step-son, Billy Dickerson, Bowman; two step-daughters, Teresa Finley, Royston, and Tammy Padilla, Jefferson; six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 27, 2002

Louise Smith
Mrs. Louise Smith, 73, of Danielsville, died Friday, March 22, 2002.
Born in Gwinnett County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Willie Earnest and Hattie Ruth Alford Bagwell.
She had been employed in the textile industry with Comer Manufacturing and was a member of Bethel M Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Henry B. Smith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. J.L. Griffith and David Bagwell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Brian Westmoreland, Michael Smith, Donald Trissler, Tim Griffith, Charles Chastain and Charles Jarrard served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Overstreet, Danielsville; two sons, Jerry Lamar Smith, Maine, and Larry Michael Smith, Danielsville; one sister, Dessie Lee Jarrard, Jefferson; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 27, 2002

Annie L. Dixon
Mrs. Annie Lou Scarboro Dixon, 91, of Royston, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Brown Memorial Convalescent in Royston.
Mrs. Dixon was born in Madison County on February 11, 1911, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Agnes Booth Scarboro.
She had worked as a salesperson with Scarboro’s Dress Shop and was a member of New Bethel Holiness Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wesley Dixon, a son, James Dixon, and a sister, Carrie Lee Rousey.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Malcolm Herndon and Larry Kaiser officiating. Burial was in the New Bethel Holiness Church cemetery. Mrs. Dixon’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one son, Charles Dixon, Royston; three daughters, Pauline Strickland, Bobbie McCollum and Betty Kinley, all of Royston; one brother, Floyd Scarboro, Anderson, S.C.; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 27, 2002

Clifford Elrod
Clifford Elrod, 82, of Bogart, a World War II veteran, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at his residence.
Born February 29, 1920, in Georgia, Mr. Elrod was a son of the late Lee and Eula Davis Elrod.
He was a retired carpenter with O.S. Garrison Lumber and was the founder and a member of the Homer Church of God. He also attended Redstone Methodist Church.
Mr. Elrod was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline Nations Elrod, and his second wife, Fannie Clark Elrod.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Doug Conwell officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Athens.
Survivors include one son, the Rev. Odell Elrod, Bogart; three daughters, Virginia Barrett, Margie Guest and Linda Beusse, all of Hull; two brothers, Charles Elrod, Commerce, and Dale Elrod, Colbert; two sisters, Bessie M. Crawford, Commerce, and Ruth Salter, Hull; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 27, 2002

Cordell Williams
Mrs. Cordell “Mama Dell” Rich Williams, 76, of Royston, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Williams was born in Franklin County on April 5, 1925, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Lillie Mae Rich.
She was a homemaker and care giver and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Mrs. Williams was the wife of the late Howard Williams.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Helen Williams, two sisters, Bonnie Lowery and Trilla Mae Cromer, and a brother, Oscar Rich.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Revs. Earl Goode and Carol Fox officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Danny Chastain, Bobby Rich, Edgar Chastain, Allen Rich, Scott Wallace and Melvin Cromer served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one son, John Williams, Royston; one granddaughter, Susan Bond Haggard, Royston; two grandsons, Brandon Williams and Greg Bond, both of Royston; two sisters, Rachel Sorrow and Lula Bell Bradley, both of Canon; and one brother, Dorsey Rich, Athens.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 27, 2002

Ed Ayers
Edward Newton Ayers, 76, of Bowman, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Ayers was born August 13, 1925, a son of Mrs. Maymer Roberson Ayers, Hartwell, and the late Fred W. Ayers.
He retired from the U.S. Army in 1974, with 22 years of service, having received the Army Accommodation Medal. Mr. Ayers was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Maxwell Ayers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Rehoboth Baptist Church, Bowman, with the Revs. Richard Bradfield and Mike Sullivan officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Ayers is survived by his wife, JoAnn Maxwell Ayers, Bowman; son and daughter-in-law, Sterling and Pam Almond Ayers, Fort Hood, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Kenneth and Denise Ayers Ashworth, Bowman; brothers, Curtis Ayers, Hartwell, and Rollin Ayers, Snellville; sisters, Mary Jo Bowen, Bowman, Peggy Smith, Edgefield, S.C., Jacqueline Hilley, Cartersville; Betty Seymour, Hartwell, and Patsy Sanford, Frost Proof, Fla.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rehoboth Baptist Church Family Life Center, 3017 Rehoboth Church Conn, Bowman, GA 30624.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. The family is at the home of Denise and Kenneth Ashworth, 1756 Lloyd-Rousey Road, Bowman.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 27, 2002

Savannah L. Booth
Savannah Lauren Booth, 21 months, of Nicholson, died Friday, March 15, 2002.
Savannah, a native of Jackson County, was born June 11, 2000. She was the daughter of Todd and Rhonda Booth, Nicholson.
Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Stowers and Phillip Parks officiating. Burial was in Nicholson Cemetery, Nicholson. Tracy Booth, Tim Booth, Warren Standridge, Pierce Nelms, Tony Nelms and Lamar Watkins served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one brother, Trevor Booth, Nicholson; grandparents, Bobby and Peggy Booth and Dwight and Sara Nelms, all of Nicholson; and great-grandparents, Emmett and Sara Duran, Commerce.
Memorials may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Playground Fund, P.O. Box 398, Nicholson, GA 30565, in memory of Savannah Booth.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 27, 2002


 mainstreetnews.com
MainStreet Newspapers, Inc.
PO Box 908, 33 Lee Street, Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Telephone: (706) 367-5233 Fax: (706) 367-8056
NEWS / ADVERTISING / PRINTING

® Copyright 2002 MainStreet Newspapers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Copyright / Terms / Privacy

Home / Job Market / Real Estate / Automotive / Classifieds
News from Jackson / News from Madison / News from Banks / Sports
Jackson Community / Banks Community / Madison Community

Archives / Advertising / Printing / History / Links / Search Site
Send a Letter / Subscribe / Place a Classified Ad / Online Rates