Madison County Obituaries...

April 3, 2002


Jean LaVallee
Mrs. Jean Tyner LaVallee, 80, of Danielsville, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. LaVallee was born in Madison County on December 26, 1921, a daughter of the late Joel Marvin and Fairah Winn Tyner.
She was retired and was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. LaVallee was preceded in death by her husband, Leon LaVallee, a son, Donald Joe McNeil, a sister, Mary Jo Sartain, and a brother, John C. Tyner.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. G.C. McCurry, Dennis Kesler and Jonathan Randall officiating. Burial was in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia McNeil Harwood, Burlington, N.C.; one sister, Jeanette Strickland, Eastanollee; one brother, Dwaine Tyner, Diamond Hill; three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Family Life Center, c/o Ray Cochran, 2909 Hwy. 191, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 3, 2002

Victoria W. Sartain
Mrs. Victoria Waddell Sartain, 57, of Hull, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Sartain was a daughter of the late Van and Volina Sue Kelley Waddell.
After graduating from high school, Mrs. Sartain served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1963. She was a self-employed accountant and was a member of Crossroads Church.
Mrs. Sartain was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Boyd Waddell.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Crossroads Church with the Revs. D.H. Kesler Jr., Morris Sapp and G.C. McCurry officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Congregational Holiness Church cemetery. Paul Waddell, Charles Fouche, Terry Sartain, Britt Sartain, Denny Hill, Ken Berry and Rick Vaughn served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Sartain is survived by her husband, Samuel Sartain; two daughters, Cynthia L. Barton, Waycross, and Dana Hanley, Athens; three sons, John Michael Barton and Jason Sartain, both of Hull, and Matt Sartain, Danielsville; one sister, Beatrice Fitzpatrick, North Carolina; one brother, Paul Joseph Waddell, Hull; six grandchildren, Abigail Sartain, Casey Hanley, Jacob Sartain, Colin Hanley, Rebecca Sartain and Alayna Hanley; and two nieces, Jodee White and Christy Shaw.
Memorials may be made to the Athens-Clarke County Humane Society, in memory of Pooh, C.W. and Barnaby.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 3, 2002

Douglas Fowler
Douglas Jay Fowler, 33, of Hull, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Fowler was born in Clarke County on November 8, 1968, a son of Ray Fowler, Athens, and Dora Cordelia Bridges Preston, Danielsville.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed in the paving business. Mr. Fowler was a member of Community Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. David Strickland officiating Burial was in the church cemetery. Benji Minish, Mark Bridges, Wade Bridges, Mike Bridges, Wesley Bridges, Tim Strickland, Jamey Strickland and Wade Martin served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Brad Patton, Kevin Colley, Joe Brown and Andy Moon.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his fiancée, Leah Graham, Comer; one son, Conner Fowler, Winterville; one daughter, Tori Wray, Reidsville, N.C.; two brothers, Eric Fowler, Danielsville, and Buddy Fowler, Athens; and one sister, Sandra Shelnutt, Hull.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 3, 2002

S.M. Fortson Jr.
Samuel Madison “S.M.” Fortson Jr., 84, of Royston, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Born in Madison County on December 7, 1917, Mr. Fortson was a son of the late Samuel Madison Fortson Sr. and the late Clara Bond Fortson.
He was a farmer and was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Fortson was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Pennington Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Earl Goode, Dennis Kesler and Willis Fortson officiating. Burial was in Cary Memorial Gardens. Billy Anderson, Tommy Weaver, Kevin Hart, William Fortson, Clyde Brooks and Johnny Brooks served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Shannon Fortson and Chad Jones.
Mr. Fortson is survived by his wife, Emma Lou Parten Fortson, Royston; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Kay Fortson, Royston; daughters and sons-in-law, June and Doug Jones, Royston, and Jane and Terry Sexton, Ila; grandchildren, Chad Jones, Shannon Fortson and Dawn Fortson, all of Royston; three sisters, Jean Fowler, Oakland, Calif., Pemilla Brooks, Concord, N.C., and Madge Wigley, Atlanta; foster sister, Carolyn Smith; and caregiver, Nellie Coile.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 3, 2002

Jimmy R. Culver
Jimmy Ray Culver, 53, of Winder, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A recipient of the Purple Heart, Mr. Culver was a Vietnam veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, David M. Culver.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Clarence Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Culver is survived by his mother, Bonnie Pursley Culver; one brother, Kenneth Allen Culver, Good Hope; four sisters, Carole McDonald, Commerce, Janet Gillett, Toccoa, Patsy Shipman, Colbert, and Gayle Boyd, Bethlehem; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 3, 2002

Tommy Moody Jr.
Tommy “Dusty Lee” Moody Jr., 60, of Cornelia, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Rabun County Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.
Mr. Moody was born October 10, 1941, in Haywood County, N.C. He was a musician and played with several Nashville music stars. Mr. Moody played in several areas of the Southeast, including Maggie Valley, Pigeon Forge and the Tallulah Falls River Resort. He was of the Baptist denomination and was a member of the Musicians Union.
Mr. Moody was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Zack Moody Sr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Scott Ledbetter and John Dubois officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery with David Terrell officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Moody, Cornelia; his mother, Molly Myers Moody, Alto; step-daughters, Marlene Capps and Frieda Swanger, both of North Carolina, and Vickie Browning, Harlem, Ky.; sisters, Jean Turner, Baldwin, and Leasie Fleming, Hull; brothers, Jim Moody, Cornelia, Jack Moody, Baldwin, and Bobby Moody, Alto; and four step-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Tommy Moody Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 866, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 3, 2002

William D. Ramsey
William Delano “Bill” Ramsey, 65, of Abbeville, S.C., died Thursday, March 28, 2002.
Born in Asheville, N.C., Mr. Ramsey was a son of the late William R. and Frances L. Sawyer Ramsey.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving from December 16, 1955 to October 13, 1958. Mr. Ramsey was retired from Westinghouse Electric and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with Bill Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Colbert Cemetery. Tommy Horne, Gary Johnson, Bobby Holland, Larry Goss, Larry Davis, Thomas Boarders, Steven Boarders, Clint Carey and Conrad Carey served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four daughters, Kim Johnson, Carlton, Donna Holland, Greenwood, S.C., Kathy Goss, Colbert, and Selma Davis, Honeapath, S.C.; one son, Bill Ramsey, Greer, S.C.; four sisters, Georgia Dover, Asheville, N.C., and Leila Rector, Eva Glenn and Selma Ward, all of North Carolina; two brothers, Martin Ramsey and Page Ramsey, both of Florida; eight grandchildren, Amber Johnson, Sophia Johnson, Thomas Boarders, Steven Boarders, Tonya Horne, Clint Carey, Conrad Carey and Joshua Davis; and four great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 3, 2002

Glynn Boswell
Glynn Boswell, 73, of Maysville, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Lanier Park Regional Hospital.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Boswell was born April 19, 1928, a son of the late Charlie T. and Zora Bryan Boswell.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Homer American Legion Post #215. Mr. Boswell built fences and was also a member of Unity Christian Church and the Banks County Cattleman’s Association.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Harris and Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include four brothers, Bryan Boswell, Carnesville, Charles Boswell, Fairmont, George Boswell, Commerce, and Journey R. Boswell, Maysville; and four sisters, Mollie Blackwell, Homer; Laura Livingston, East Point, and Willie B. Sears and Georgialeen Thurmond, both of Maysville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 3, 2002

Sandra A. Moon
Mrs. Sandra Ann Moon, of Athens, died Friday, March 29, 2002.
Mrs. Moon was a daughter of the late Robert Lee Johnson and Willie Sarah Moon.
She served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Hull.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Wade officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Octavia Moon, Athens; a son, Maurice Moon, Athens; eight sisters, Alice Collins, Jacqueline Smith, Vickey Welbon, Mary J. Bell and Jackie Johnson, all of Athens, Maxine Moon and Frances Willis, both of Hull, and Nancy L. Johnson Ford, Miami, Fla.; six brothers, Dennis Moon and Talmadge Moon, both of Hull, Felton Johnson and Timothy Johnson, both of Athens, Larry Johnson, Hardwick, and Michael Johnson, Miami, Fla.; her step-mother, Yvonne Johnson; two step-sisters, Sherrie Hardeman and Vessie Hardeman, both of Athens; and nieces and nephews.
Mack and Payne Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 3, 2002


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