Madison County Obituaries...

April 10, 2002


Denver Roberts
Denver Roberts, 82, of Danielsville, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Joan Glancy Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Fulton County, Mr. Roberts was a son of the late Tommy and Mazie Philips Roberts.
He was a retired metal worker and was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Roberts was a member of Community Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Community Baptist Church with the Revs. Phil Parks and George Pate officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frances Lorene Roberts, of the home; two brothers, Randall Roberts, Woodstock, and J.T. Roberts, Canton; three sisters, Mary Wood, Alpharetta, Gladys Mulkey, Canton, and Marie Glover, Cumming; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Theron Lester, Ila, Mr. and Mrs. Avery Lester, Jefferson, Bonnie Lester, Danielsville, and Barbara Roberts, Smyrna; and several nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence and was to have received friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002

Mamie M. Free
Mrs. Mamie M. Free, 97, of Hull, died Sunday, April 7, 2002.
Born in Hall County, Mrs. Free was a daughter of the late Riley and Minnie Pinson Maxwell.
She was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Free was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church, and had taught Sunday School for many years at Cool Springs Baptist Church, Gainesville, prior to coming to the Athens area.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Free.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Prince Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Ricketts officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Steve Brannon, Mark Brannon, Jerry Price, Clifford Murray, Richard Ricketts, Michael Rhea and Doug Nix served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Free is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Bennie Mae Sims and Hoyt Frank Sims, Hull; and nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to the Prince Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund or to St. Mary’s Hospice of Athens.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002
Paul E. Carey
Paul Edwin Carey, 61, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Carey was born in Franklin County on January 29, 1941, a son of the late Albert W. and Edna Ward Carey.
“He was a devoted husband, father and Papa for 41 years,” said family members.
Mr. Carey attended Shiloh Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Guest and Calvin Coile officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Carey is survived by his wife, Shirley Mae Dove Carey, Danielsville; son, Michael Edwin Carey, Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, Brian Kim and Lee Ann Carey, Danielsville; and granddaughter, Haley Nicole Carey, Danielsville.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002

Robert F. Tolbert
Robert Franklin Tolbert, 86, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Tolbert was born in Madison County on April 5, 1915, a son of the late Jesse and Fannie Nash Tolbert.
He retired from the maintenance department at the University of Georgia. Mr. Tolbert was also a farmer and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Tolbert is survived by a brother, Hosea Tolbert, Athens; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002

Willie L. Eberhart
Mrs. Willie Lois Eberhart, 87, of Hull, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002.
Born in Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Eberhart was a daughter of the late Anderson Pierce and Irene Tolbert Bell.
She was retired from Textile Manufacturing and was a member of Central Baptist Church. Mrs. Eberhart was preceded in death by her children, Donald Eberhart, Gene Eberhart and Sara E. Day.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Hugh Eberhart and Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Eberhart’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Young, Athens, Vivian Hawkes, Hull, and Jody Zembrzuski, Palm Springs, Calif.; three sisters, Flora Michael, Bogart, Nadine Patat, Snellville, and Maurine Aiken, Atlanta; two brothers, Harold Bell, Bogart, and Marcus Bell, Flowery Branch; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002

Buddy Greathouse
Buddy Greathouse, 68, of Danielsville, died Thursday, April 4, 2002.
Mr. Greathouse was born in West Virginia. He was employed with Gold Kist in the maintenance department.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Macedonia Holiness Church with the Rev. Ardis Anglin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Doug Miller, Lee Brown, Tommy Sanders, Ricky Ingram, Bo Ingram and David Gooch served as pallbearers.
Mr. Greathouse is survived by his wife, Joan Smith Greathouse.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002

Ronnie Dillard
James R. “Ronnie” Dillard, 65, of Hull, died Monday, April 8, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Dillard was a son of Francine Tolbert Dillard, Hull, and the late J.W. Dillard.
He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Visual Information Specialist and was a member of Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Dillard moved to Madison County after residing in Dekalb County and Albany.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Bob Perry, Bobby Pennington, Gene Lackey, Fred Brewer, Bruce Gary and Jim Giesler will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Jackie Sartain Dillard; son and daughter-in-law, Nat and Jeanne Dillard, Snellville; daughters and sons-in-law, Mitzi and Lee Baker, Conyers, and Courtney and Scott Cook, Snellville; adopted son, Dr. Mikel Gray, Charlottesville, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Jane Dillard, Monroe, Tommy and Susan Dillard, Sanford, and Larry and Shirley Dillard, Danielsville; sister and brother-in-law, Gina and Bruce Smith, Pensacola, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Patrice Whittington, Ila; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Linda Tolbert, Newnan; grandchildren, Drew Cook, Parker Cook, Tripp Baker and Tori Cook; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002

Jessie L. Phillips
Jessie Lee Phillips, 72, of Danielsville, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C.
Mr. Phillips was born in Madison County on February 17, 1930. He was a son of the late Merritt and Evie Lou Royston Phillips.
Mr. Phillips was retired from Monroe Auto Equipment Company and was a member of New Hope Worship Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at New Hope Worship Center with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Jonathan Randall officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Phillips’ grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife, Shirley Vanderburg Phillips, Danielsville; one son, Joe Phillips, Danielsville; two daughters, Virginia McLendon and Sherry McLendon, both of Danielsville; one brother, the Rev. Dennis Phillips, Graniteville, S.C.; two sisters, Lettie Bennett, Royston, and Lerline Cox, Advance, N.C.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002

Connie F. Hull
Mrs. Connie Fields Hull, 48, of Buford, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Hull was the daughter of Bob and Sue Fields, Hull.
She was a homemaker and home schooled her eight children. Mrs. Hull was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Lawrenceville.
She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS and MS degree in education, and taught school in Gwinnett County.
Upon marriage, she and her husband, Cary, served on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ in San Bernadino, Calif.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford, with the Revs. Marion Lovett and Mark Byrd officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Cary Hull; children, Amy, Christopher, Mary Catherine, Jonathan, David, Rachel, Andrew and Joseph, Buford; brother and sister-in-law, David and Lisa Fields, Hull; one niece and two nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Hull Children Education Fund, c/o Cary Hull, 3481 Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, GA 30519.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002

Penny O. Mann
Mrs. Penny Owens Mann, of Nicholson, died Monday, April 8, 2002.
Born in Stephens County, Mrs. Mann was a daughter of Troy and Ruth Henson Owens.
She was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Walter Singletary and Marion Prather officiating. Burial was in the Union Baptist Church cemetery. James Adams, Rick Autry, Donald Smith, Ray Hooper, Henry Shaw and Darrell Coile served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one son, Dylan Mann, Danielsville; two sisters, Troyce Ann Owens Pawlowski, Colbert, and Barbara Owens Elrod, Diamond Hill Community; and nieces, Melanie and Melissa Elrod.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002

Timothy R. McCoy
Timothy Rogers McCoy, 51, of Jefferson, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County on August 26, 1950, Mr. McCoy was a son of Roger McCoy, Inglis, Fla., and the late Sadie Martin McCoy.
He was employed as a dispatcher with Shoffner Industries, Jefferson, and was a retired Jefferson Volunteer Fireman, with 21 years of service. Mr. McCoy was a member of Living Word Worship Center, Jefferson.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelly Teresa McCoy, and a sister, Dana McCoy Bowman.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, with the Revs. Richard James and Vernon Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Billy Arnold, Mike Arnold, Douglas Duncan, Don Elrod, Bradley Honea, Daryl Rogers and Johnny Swain served as pallbearers.
Mr. McCoy is survived by his wife, Elaine Arnold McCoy, Jefferson; his father, Mr. McCoy; one daughter, Kimberly Banister, Jefferson; four sisters, Pat Duncan, Danielsville, Deborah McCoy, Maysville, Diane McCoy, Nicholson, and Samantha McCoy, Homer; and one brother, Donnie McCoy, Homer.
Memorials may be made to the Tim McCoy Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 234, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002

Bertha Kitchens
Mrs. Bertha Kitchens, 91, of Griffin, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Kitchens was born March 23, 1911, to the late Charlie Q. and Ola Holdsclaw Gurley, in Madison County.
She was a retired yarn spinner with Compton Mill and was a member of Devotie Baptist Church, Griffin. Mrs. Kitchens was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Kitchens.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Devotie Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Howard officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin.
Survivors include one son, Billy Kitchens, Florida; one daughter, Pretty Girl Kitchens, Commerce; two sisters, Jeanette Gurley, Alma, and Gladys Williamson, Arcade; and three grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002

Genett W. Parr
Mrs. Genett Wade Parr, 66, of Commerce, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Parr was born June 10, 1935, in Habersham County, a daughter of the late Selton and Dovie Arena Dodd Wade.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Howard Conine officiating. Burial was in the Antioch United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Boyd Douglas Parr, Athens; three daughters, Barbara Reed, Ila, Jennie Smith, Nicholson, and Tricia Watkins, Commerce; one brother, William Wade, Toccoa; one sister, Leona Jones, Cornelia; five grandchildren, Amy Smith, Melanie Reed, Elizabeth Solomon, Emily Parr and Jacob Parr; one great-granddaughter, Claira Solomon; and one nephew, Louis Reeves.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 10, 2002


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