Madison County Obituaries...

April 17, 2002


Howard Chandler
Howard Chandler, 68, of Danielsville, died Saturday, April 13, 2002.
A native and life-long resident of Madison County, he was a son of the late Raymond and Mary Adams Chandler. He was a farmer and a member of Union Baptist Church where he was a deacon. Mr. Chandler was a veteran of the United States Army.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16, at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Singletary officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jack Fendley, Joe Gunnells, George Chandler, James Adams, G. Donald Smith and Walter Jackson. Deacons of Union Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Chandler; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Lydia Chandler and Stacy and Andrea Chandler, all of Danielsville; brothers, Troy Chandler and Jim Chandler, both of Danielsville; five grandchildren -- Colton
Chandler, Lance Chandler, Camille Chandler, Colby Chandler and Hunter Chandler.
Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2900 Highway 106 South, Hull, Ga., 30646.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 17, 2002

James E. Collins
James E. “Rat” Collins, 82, of Commerce, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born in Hall County on January 20, 1920, Mr. Collins was a son of the late George H. and Clementine Boggs Collins.
He was the founder and the owner of Collins Cleaners for 42 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Mr. Collins was also a mail carrier and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Italy.
He was a former Commerce City Councilman and served on the Commerce City Board of Education.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Don Paulson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Com-merce.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Louise Kidd Collins, Commerce; one son, Ricky Collins, McDonough; two daughters, Rhee Brown, Watkinsville, and Rosalyn Morris, Birmingham, Ala.; one brother, Charles E. Collins, Commerce; a special cousin, Kenneth D. Culp, Watkins-ville; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3120 Raymond Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 17, 2002

Saralene M. Brooks
Mrs. Saralene M. Brooks, of Commerce, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
During her lifetime, Mrs. Brooks had been a floral designer and a homemaker, and she taught floral design through continuing education at Gainesville College.
“She enjoyed writing poetry, drawing and painting,” said family members.
A native of DeKalb County, Mrs. Brooks was the daughter of the late Will and Sarah Daniels Moore. She was a member of St. Catherine’s Laboure Catholic Mission, Commerce.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating.
Mrs. Brooks is survived by her husband of 54 years, Judge James L. Brooks, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and David Conley, Colbert; and two grandchildren, Hillary and James David (J.D.), both of Colbert.
Memorials may be made to St. Catherine’s Catholic Mission, 708 State Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 17, 2002

Bonnie R. Black
Mrs. Bonnie Ruth McCay Black, 80, of Fairburn, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Black was the daughter of the late Edward Lee McCay and Nettie Burroughs McCay.
She worked on the staff of the North Georgia Methodist Conference and was a homemaker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Fairburn United Methodist Church with the Revs. Keith Davenport and Kelly Barge officiating.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Ed Sacco, Havana, Fla., and Esther and Jon Lillemoe, East Point; one son, Paul Black, Sunnyvale, Calif.; two brothers, Dr. Myron McCay, Soddy, Tenn., and Ralph L. McCay Sr., Ila; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Memorials may be made in the memory of Bonnie Ruth McCay Black to Fairburn United Methodist Church, 5 Washington Street, Fairburn, GA 30213.
The Madison County Journal, April 17, 2002

Mack Donahoo
Mack A. Donahoo, 58, of Athens, died Sunday, April 14, 2002.
A native of Lincoln, Ala., he was the son of Lucille Donahoo, Commerce, and the late Mack E. Donahoo.
Mr. Donahoo was a U.S. Army veteran, an ordained deacon and a Mason. A 29-year resident of Athens, he was retired from the University of Georgia. He was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church and a volunteer with WMSL Radio.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16, at 1 p.m. at Prince Avenue Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Ricketts and John Verschuren officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Breathe Club.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Jenny Donahoo; his daughter, Jennifer Donahoo-Dobbins, Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Mack E. and Amye Donahoo, Watkinsville; sister, Dianna Savage, Commerce; two grandchildren, Christian Dobbins and Jackson Donahoo; several nieces and nephews; and extended family members, Eric and Penny Kirkland, Andrew, Alex and Kristin, Richmond, Va.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 17, 2002

India L. Moore
India Loggins Browner Moore, 79, died Sunday, April 14, 2002.
A native of Hall County, she was the daughter of the late Sanford and Emma Loggins. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Anderson, and four brothers, Tom, Buck, Clyde and Rob Loggins.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Brown Funeral Home with the Revs. Ardis Anglin and William Anglin officiating. Burial was in Bluestone Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons.
Survivors include her husband, Homer T. Moore; two daughters, Grace Tucker, Danielsville, and Janie Mann-Strickland, Danielsville; one son, James David Browner, Athens; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 17, 2000

Robert E. Whatley Sr.
Robert Edward Whatley Sr., 60, Maysville, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born December 20, 1941, in Elbert County, he was a son of the late Lena Hix and Albert Whatley.
Mr. Whatley was a safety and training coordinator for Jackson EMC. Family members said, “Bob was and is a child of God.” He was a member of Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson.
The funeral was at 4 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Galilee Christian Church family life center, with minister Tom Plank and Harold Huff officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Benny Bagwell, Bill Burns, Tim Burns, Jim Smith, Phil Strickland and Jeff Vogt. Honorary pallbearers were Jackson EMC employees and Bob Whatley Sunday School Class members.
Survivors include Mr. Whatley’s wife, Betty Maxey Whatley, Maysville; two daughters, Lyn Farmer, Jefferson, and Laura Whatley, Maysville; a son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Cherry Whatley, Maysville; two brothers, Robert Davis, Commerce, and Tommy Davis, Hull; one sister, Diane McGinnis, Commerce; his wife’s mother, Mildred Maxey, Watkinsville; a cousin, Harold Huff; three sisters-in-law; five grandchildren; and an “inherited mother,” Mrs. Susie Davis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Galilee Christian Church Building Fund, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
The Madison County Journal, April 17, 2002

Mrs. Wilda L. Pool Franklin, 58, of Commerce, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born January 10, 1944, in San Diego County, Calif., Mrs. Franklin was a daughter of the late Harold and Eva Pool.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating.
Mrs. Franklin is survived by her husband, Robert Franklin Sr., Commerce; one son, Robert Franklin Jr., Ohio; three daughters, Lucinda Hampton and Vicky Ann Morales, both of Long Island, N.Y., and Sandy Westfall, Gilbert, Ariz.; one brother, Ronald Pool, Anniston, Ala.; one sister, Marge Bardowicks, Mesa, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County News, April 17, 2002


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