Madison County Obituaries...

April 24, 2002


Terry G. McLeod
Terry G. McLeod, 51, a former middle school teacher with Madison County Public Schools, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at his home in Mancelona, Mich., following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Church-in-the-Hills, Bellaire, Mich.
Mr. McLeod is survived by his wife, Carol A.; and sons, Kevin J. and Ryan D.
Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002

Gail Bailey
Mrs. Mary Gail Bailey, 51, of Danielsville, died Monday, April 22, 2002.
A native of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Bailey was a daughter of Marvin D. and Ouida Dean Bridges, Danielsville.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, Danielsville. Burial was in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Steve Bailey; one son, Stephen Michael Bailey II, Danielsville; one daughter, Sarah Katherine “Katie” Bailey, Danielsville; one sister, Connie Morris, Braselton; two brothers, David Bridges, Bowman, and Doug Bridges, Ila; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002

Conley McDaris
Conley Michael McDaris, 20, of Winterville, died Friday, April 19, 2002.
Mr. McDaris was a painter apprentice and attended Edwards Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles C. McDaris, Hull.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Jamie Doster officiating. Burial was in the Bogart United Methodist Church cemetery. Jason Smith, Ryan McDaris, Steve McDaris, Chuck McDaris, Derick Cleghorn and Josh Williamson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Michael Conley and Susie McDaris, Hull; his mother and step-father, Susan Naomi and Michael Hicks, Winterville; brothers, Ryan Thomas McDaris, and his fiancée, Darlene Gabriel, and Dustin Storm McDaris; sister, Trista Rose Rouse, Athens; step-brothers, Brandon David Hicks, Winterville, and Jason Smith and Matthew Muniz, both of Danielsville; grandmother and step-grandfather, Bobbie and David Bellew, Hull; grandparents, Pa Pa Hugh Cheek, Hull, and Max and Joan Isaacs, Texas; special step-mom, Pam Doster, Athens; and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made to Emory University Research for Cancer.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002

Richard K. Williams
Richard Kimsey Williams, 71, of Nicholson, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born in Madison County on September 27, 1930, Mr. Williams was a son of the late John Quilla and Hopie Chandler Williams.
He had been employed as a truck driver and was a member of Blacks Creek Baptist Church.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Lee Hunter officiating.
Survivors include three sons, David Williams, New Orleans, La., Gary Williams, Commerce, and Jim Williams, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Kathy Coleman and Pat Williams, both of Athens; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002

Howard Chandler
Howard J. Chandler, 68, of Danielsville, died Saturday, April 13, 2002.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Chandler was a son of the late Raymond and Mary Adams Chandler.
He was a farmer and was a member of Union Baptist Church, Hull, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Chandler was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Singletary officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Jack Fendley, Joe Gunnells, George Chandler, James Adams, G. Donald Smith and Walter Jackson served as pallbearers. 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; and five grandchildren, Colton Chandler, Lance Chandler, Camille Chandler, Colby Chandler and Hunter Chandler.
Memorials may be made to the Union Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2900 Highway 106 South, Hull, GA 30646.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002

Tench Youngblood
Tench Youngblood, 67, of Royston, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Youngblood was born in Franklin County on November 22, 1934, a son of the late Paul Youngblood and the late Annie Ruth Chastain Youngblood Hill. His step-father was the late Floyd Hill.
Mr. Youngblood worked in the Granite Shed Industry and attended New Hope Worship Center. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred A. Youngblood.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Williard Crider officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, South.
Mr. Youngblood is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Outz Youngblood, Royston; three daughters, Dorris Martin, Donna Dickerson and Angie Pressley, all of Royston; one brother, Paul Youngblood Jr., Royston; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002

Jackie Benner
Ms. Jacquelyn Elizabeth Benner, 66, of Hull, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002.
Born in Starkville and raised in Newton, Miss., Ms. Benner was a daughter of the late Jack F. Benner and Mary Helen Addy, and the step-daughter of the late Ernest L. Addy.
She had made her home in Hull since 1967 and was retired from the Environmental Protection Agency as a research lab technician, with 20 years of service. While employed with EPA in research, Ms. Benner was a recipient of the Bronze Medal for meritorious service.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with Steve Watson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens. Tracy Allen, Steve Allen, Michael Phillips, Bob Chapman, Brad Collins and David Camp will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Allen, Bill Payne, Glenn Duggar and John Pope.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Michael F. and Louise Benner, Hull; and four grandchildren, Sarah, Sean, Aaron and Rachel.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002

Reginald D.
Wages Sr.
Reginald D. (Goat) Wages Sr., 71, of Monroe, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Walton Medical Center.
Mr. Wages had been employed with Thomas Concrete as a diesel mechanic and was a member of Bible Baptist Church. He served in the Korean War.
Mr. Wages was a son of Rober and Gladys Wages and Frances P. Mobley.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Bible Baptist Church with the Revs. Lonnie Blackman, Greg Butler, Deland Roberts and Glynn Whitenberg officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Wages is survived by his wife, Janice Wages, Monroe; daughters, Elaine Thompson, Bishop, and Pamela Bridges, Statham; son, Donald (Dick) Wages, Statham; step-daughters, Pamela Epps, Comer, and Janice Wyatt, Monroe; step-sons, Wayne Alford, Bradley Alford, Robby Alford and Mark Wyatt, all of Monroe; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002

India L. Moore
Mrs. India Loggins Browner Moore, 79, of Athens, died Sunday, April 14, 2002.
Born in Hall County, Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Sanford and Emma Loggins.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Antioch Methodist Church. Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Anderson, and four brothers, Tom Loggins, Buck Loggins, Clyde Loggins and Rob Loggins.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Ardis Anglin and William Anglin officiating. Burial was in the Bluestone Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Moore’s grandsons and great-grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Homer T. Moore; two daughters, Grace Tucker and Janie Mann-Strickland, both of Danielsville; one son, James David Browner, Athens; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002

Lonnie Worley
Lonnie Worley, 84, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Born in Banks County, Mr. Worley was the son of the late Will and Carrie Lord Worley.
He had lived in Hall County since 1967 and was retired from the City of Gainesville Public Lands and Building Department, where he was assigned to the City of Gainesville Police Department. Mr. Worley was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Chandler Worley.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Riverbend Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Payne, Chief Frank Hooper and Captain Shane Lazenby officiating. Burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Maxine and Dudley Trapnell and Elaine and Stanley Sexton, all of Gainesville, and Judy and Colie Lacey, Commerce; grandchildren, Keith and Laura Lacey, Mansfield, Texas, Kelly and Kirk Barrett and Sheri and Alvin Turk, all of Gainesville, Gail and John Beauchamp, Commerce, Jennifer and Shane Lazenby, Fayetteville, N.C., and Kristi and Greg Simmons, Winder; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Roy Worley, Helen, Jack Worley, Winder, and Bobby Worley, Nicholson; sisters, Ruby Standridge, Brockton, Mildred Green, Hull, and Myrtle Lawson, Nicholson; sister-in-law, Lola Mae Worley, Griffin; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002

Mack Donahoo
Mack A. Donahoo, 58, of Athens, died Sunday, April 14, 2002.
A native of Lincoln, Ala., Mr. Donahoo 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 and was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church. Mr. Donahoo also served as a volunteer with WMSL Radio.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Prince Avenue Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Ricketts and John Verschuren officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Members of the Breathe Club served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Jenny Donahoo; 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 and Andrew, Alex and Kristen, Richmond, Va.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002

Robert E. Whatley Sr.
Robert Edward Whatley Sr., 60, of Maysville, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born December 20, 1941, in Elbert County, Mr. Whatley was a son of the late Albert and Lena Hix Whatley.
He was a safety and training coordinator for Jackson EMC and was a member of Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson.
Family members said, “Bob was and is a child of God.”
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Galilee Christian Church Family Life Center with Minister Tom Plank and Harold Huff officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Benny Bagwell, Bill Burns, Tim Burns, Jim Smith, Phil Strickland and Jeff Vogt served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jackson EMC employees and members of the Bob Whatley Sunday School Class.
Survivors include Mr. Whatley’s wife, Betty Maxey Whatley, Maysville; daughters, Lyn Farmer, Jefferson, and Laura Whatley, Maysville; son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Cherry Whatley, Maysville; brothers, Robert Davis, Commerce, and Tommy Davis, Hull; sister, Diane McGinnis, Commerce; his wife’s mother, Mildred Maxey, Watkinsville; a cousin, Harold Huff; three sisters-in-law; five grandchildren, Dustin, Michael, Cameron, Brianna and Zachary; and an “inherited mother,” Mrs. Susie Davis.
Memorials may be made to the Galilee Christian Church Building Fund, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 24, 2002


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