Madison County Obituaries...

May 22, 2002


Johnnie R. Casper
Mrs. Johnnie Rice Davis Casper, 65, of Danielsville, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Casper was born in Jackson County on October 22, 1936, a daughter of the late John Henry and Mamie Lee Watson Davis.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Casper is survived by her husband, William “Red” Casper, Danielsville; three sons, Mark Rice, Ila, and Jeff Rice and Grayson Casper, both of Danielsville; two daughters, Paula Caudell, Danielsville, and Wendy Guntharp, Ila; one brother, Bob Davis, Royston; one sister, Judy Cagle, Hull; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 22, 2002

Donna Morris
Mrs. Donna Rae Phillips Morris, 64, of Watkinsville, died Friday, May 17, 2002.
A lifelong resident of Watkinsville, Mrs. Morris was the daughter of the late Buford and Grace Irene Phillips.
Mrs. Morris was a homemaker and was a member of Johnson United Methodist Church, Watkinsville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Grady Gene Phillips.
Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Revs. Odell Elrod and Bob Murphy officiating. Burial was in Colbert Cemetery. Rick Morris, Joe Lamar Morris, Dane Bishop, Mark Phillips, Allen Phillips and Jason Nelms served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband, Joe Donald Morris; two sons, Ricky Joe Morris, Athens, and Tony Lamar Morris, Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Herbert Hoyle Phillips, Warner Robins; two sisters, Sandra Phillips Bishop, Titusville, Fla., and Debra Phillips Nelms, Gainesville; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 22, 2002

James F. Smith
James Franklin Smith, 79, of Athens, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002.
Born in Madison County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Lester Smith and Lula Sorrow.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from self-employment in pest control.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Luther Fouche officiating.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Mae Porterfield Smith, Athens; one sister, Rachel Adams, Royston; one brother, Otis A. Smith, Hartwell; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 22, 2002

Ethel S. Jones
Mrs. Ethel Sara Sanders Jones, 89, of Hartwell, died Sunday, May 19, 2002.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Colquitt H. and Emma Vickery Sanders.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the Hartwell Senior Center. Mrs. Jones was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cleo Jones, and a son, Harold Clarence “H.C.” Jones.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Hulon Bryant and Terry Meeks officiating. Burial was in the New Prospect Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Snow, Hartwell, and Linda Dean, Colbert; one son, Frank Jones, Hartwell; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Mission Fund, 2233 Anderson Highway, Hartwell, GA 30643, or to the Cornerstone Baptist Church Choir Sound System Fund, P.O. Box 746, Hartwell, GA 30643.
Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 22, 2002

Joseph
“Joe” Pollard
Joseph Theron “Joe” Pollard, 76, of Comer, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Pollard was born in Smithfield, N.C., on February 26, 1926, a son of the late Carl Louis Pollard and Victoria Evans Pollard.
Shortly thereafter, the family moved to LaGrange, N.C., where he attended school until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Being in the military meant he needed a third name, thus the Joseph was added.
He and Elease Hayes were married June 6, 1958, and they lived in the Atlanta area until his transfer to Charlotte, N.C. There he retired from Allison-Erwin Company after 38 years of service.
Mr. Pollard was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys P. Casey.
“Joe has been blessed with general good health most of his 76 years; however for some time now, the Alzheimer’s disease has robbed him of his thinking and memory capabilities,” said family members. “Complications of this disease and a heart condition contributed to his death. May his soul rest in peace.”
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Henry Shelton and Layman Margaret Britt officiating. Burial was in the Rice Creek Church cemetery. Keith Seymour, Mark Olson, Russell Olson, Trint Baird, Tom Langley and Danny Walker served as pallbearers.
Mr. Pollard is survived by his wife, Elease Hayes Pollard, Comer; and one sister, Margaret Britt, Forest Park.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 22, 2002

Elnora B. Allen
Mrs. Elnora B. Allen, 84, of Colbert, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Allen was a daughter of the late Eugene Barnett and Lila Johnson. She was the wife of the late Jasper Allen Sr.
Mrs. Allen was a homemaker and was a member of Waggoner’s Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Waggoner’s Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Roy L. Thomas Sr., Harvey Peek and Donald E. Bryant officiating.
Survivors include six daughters, Sara L. Allen, Willie R. Allen, Dorothy C. Johnson, Rosa L. Allen, Brenda A. Allen and Sandra E. Allen, all of Colbert; two sons, Jasper Allen Jr. and James E. Allen, both of Colbert; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 22, 2002

Charles M. Chambers
Charles M. Chambers, 81, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002.
A native of Cartersville, Mr. Chambers was a son of the late Charlie and Mabel Owens Chambers. He was the husband of the late Martha Looney Chambers.
Mr. Chambers was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. William Anglin officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors include two sisters, Ida Mae Weaver and Louise Gerrin, both of Danielsville.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 22, 2002


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