Madison County Obituaries...

May 01, 2002


Mittoria Smith
Mrs. Mittoria Fowler Smith, 84, of Royston, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Smith was born in Franklin County on June 26, 1918. She was a daughter of the late Doffis and Dolly Crider Fowler.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and attended New Hope Worship Center. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Phillips, three brothers, Eddy Lee Fowler, Melvin Fowler and J.D. Fowler, and three sisters, Annie Belle Phillips, Montine Fowler and Alene Eison.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Williard Crider officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Troy Lee Smith, Royston; one son, Charles Smith, Royston; one sister, Doris Phillips, Royston; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2002

Lowell L. Williams
Lowell Lee Williams, 53, of Nicholson, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at his residence.
Born June 3, 1948, in Fulton County, Mr. Williams was a son of Lois Virginia Tatum Chesser, Cleveland, and the late Lee Williams.
He was an automobile sales manager and was a member of Berea Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Terry James, Elton Beasley and Paul Bramlett officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kesler Williams, Nicholson; five sons, Chris Veuleman and Robie Williams, both of Ruidoso, N.M., and Thomas Veuleman, Bradlie Williams and Zacharie Williams, all of Nicholson; one daughter, Millicent Pembleton, St. Regis, Mont.; three brothers, Claude Chesser, Cleveland, Paul Chesser, Jefferson, and Dan Williams, Titus, Ala.; one sister, Julia Higginbotham, Cleveland; and three grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2002

Vernieleen P. Wiley
Mrs. Vernie-leen “Vernie” Pittman Wiley, 68, of Com-merce, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center of a sudden illness.
Mrs. Wiley was the wife of the late George Bruce Wiley.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 20, in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson, with the Revs. John Mullinax and Troy Herbert officiating.
Survivors include three sons, James Wiley, Commerce, Billy Wiley, Winder, and Wayne Wiley, Danielsville; five daughters, Elaine Zent, Decatur, Ala., Barbara Cleary, Jean Taylor and Juanita Wiley, all of Commerce, and Linda Jarrad, Jefferson; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2002

Douglas
I. Garrett
Douglas Irvin Garrett, 59, of Athens, died Monday, April 29, 2002.
A native of West Virginia, Mr. Garrett was the son of Harry I. and Evelyn Reid Garrett, Hinton, W.Va.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired sales associate with Belk. Mr. Garrett was a member of St. James United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. John Brewster, of Tennessee, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife, Ann Brewster Garrett; daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn Elizabeth and Mark Newton, Atlanta, and Haley Garrett and Russell Skinner, Colbert; grandchildren, Sam Skinner, Ariana Sojo, Alex Sojo, Carl Newton and Clark Newton; and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Brewster, Athens.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 111 West Lake Drive, Athens, GA 30606, or to the Athens Regional Auxiliary Nurses Scholarship Fund, 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2002

Hazel Martin
Mrs. Hazel Marian Westbrook Martin, 78, of Royston, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Born in Forsyth County on November 24, 1923, Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the late Hubert and Addie Moore Westbrook.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Royston Baptist Church, where she was an active member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class. Mrs. Martin was also a member of the Georgia Power Ambassadors and the Fifty-Plus Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Martin.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Royston Baptist Church with the Rev. Byron Greene and Dr. Danny Barton officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston. Steven Martin, Terry Martin, Larry Garner, Cecil Martin, Julian Eidson and Bradley Martin served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Alan F. Martin, LaGrange, and Kenneth Martin, Royston; one daughter, Elaine Rodgers, Hull; one sister, Lettie Lee Westbrook Garner, Loganville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Royston Baptist Church, 767 Church Street, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2002

Henry T. Threlkeld
Henry T. Threlkeld, 92, of Carlton, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002.
Mr. Threlkeld was born May 8, 1909, to the late William Samuel and Sarah Isabel (Sally) Hopkins Threlkeld.
He was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, Comer, where he served as an active elder for 50 years.
Mr. Threlkeld was preceded in death by an infant son, Huell, a son-in-law, Lee (Red) Fields Jr., an infant great-grandson, sisters, Carol T. Betts, Ione T. Davis, Sybil T. Thompson, Mattie Lou (Tiny) T. Winn, Allie T. Anderson and Ida Mae T. Lance, and brothers, Dewey, Elroy, Woodfin, John Bill, Harold and Jim Joe Threlkeld.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at New Hope Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Bruce Wismer and Janet Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Threlkeld’s nephews and great-nephews, Ray Threlkeld, Greg Threlkeld, David Burroughs, Charles Kidd, Louis Betts and Daniel Threlkeld, will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Phillips, Jimmy Threlkeld, Howard Parham and Lewis Keith.
Mr. Threlkeld is survived by his wife of 74 years, Ossie Oneita Scoggins Threlkeld; daughter, Bobbie T. Fields, Elberton; daughter and son-in-law, Merle T. and Dallas N. Fields, Comer; son and daughter-in-law, Howard T. and Yvonia B. Threlkeld Sr., Comer; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Linda F. and Archie Shaw Dargan III, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Thomas L. (Tommy) and Deborah H. Fields, Elberton, and Howard T. (Chip) and Angela F. Threlkeld Jr., Carlton; great-grandchildren, Nichole Dargan and Harold C. Ambos, Savannah, Shorey Dargan and Archie Shaw Dargan IV, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Whitney Fields and Aaron Fields, Elberton, and Jenna Threlkeld and Howard T. (Trey) Threlkeld III, Carlton; and sister, Isabel T. Burroughs, Tucker.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 556, Comer, GA 30629.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Fields, 1105 Hwy. 98 E., Comer.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2002

Leo
C. Sellers
Leo Carrillo Sellers, 65, of Center, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Sellers was born April 1, 1937, in Jacksonville, Fla., a son of the late Logan Sellers and Ruth Ellison Sellers.
He married the former Frances Ethel Anderson in May of 1960 and together they raised four children. Mr. Sellers served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and later settled in Center.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew and Buddy Sellers, one sister, Pearl Cardozo, and three infant siblings.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, at Temple Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla., with the Revs. Arthur Ellison and Robert Galintine officiating. Burial was in Sellers Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
Mr. Sellers is survived by his wife of 42 years, Frances Sellers; three daughters, Janet Vessels (Buddy), Barbara Hughes and Billie Maddox (Randy); one son, William Sellers (Jessica); one brother, Larry Sellers, Nicholson; seven sisters, Dorothy Johnson, Lydia Johnson and Deborah Wilkerson, all of Jacksonville, Fla., Marian Farmer, Nicholson, Janell Elits, Wichita, Kan., and Alice Starling and Elaine Bell, both of Bryceville, Fla.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Prestwood Funeral Home, Baldwin, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 1, 2002


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