Madison County Obituaries...

JUNE 5, 2002


Sam D. Carney
Sam Daniel Carney, 83, of Hull, died Monday, June 3, 2002.
Born in Floyd County, in Rome, Mr. Carney was a son of the late William W. and Frances Emma Johnson Carney.
Mr. Carney retired from Lockheed in 1973. He participated in World War II, the Korean Conflict and in Vietnam. Mr. Carney served in the Armed Forces from 1940 until 1973, when he retired from the Air Force. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Tom Suthard officiating. Burial was in Georgia Memorial Gardens, Marietta. Military served as pallbearers.
Mr. Carney is survived by his wife, Thelma Bailey Carney; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Adrian McCravey, Powder Springs; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Susan Carney, Marietta; step-daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Richard Rowe, Colbert; step-daughter, MaryLee White, Lilburn; step-son and daughter-in-law, Warren and Tammy White, Franklin, N.C.; sisters, Ella Dotson and Mary Silvers, both of Rome; brother, Emmitt Carney, Rome; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002

John H. Slaton
John H. Slaton, 74, of Danielsville, died Friday, May 24, 2002.
Born in Madison County, Mr. Slaton was a son of the late William H. and Susie Isabelle Bruce Slaton.
He was employed by the City of Winder in the early 80’s.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, in Meadow Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Hudman officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer Simpson, Winder; one sister, Mary Leverett, Smith, Ala.; and two brothers, William H. Slaton Jr., Dalton, and Franklin Slaton, Lizella.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002

Donald E. Hill
Donald E. Hill, 45, of Covington, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Born in Fulton County on December 23, 1956, Mr. Hill was a son of the late David and Bessie Sams Hill.
He was employed as a H.V.A.C. contractor.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in the Hill Family Cemetery.
Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Jackie Hill, Covington; two sons, Cody Hill and Drew Hill, both of Covington; three brothers, Orion C. Hill, Covington, Thomas W. Hill, Comer, and David Hill Jr., Maysville; and three sisters, Jeanie Gordon, Covington, and Judy Redmond and Linda Scoggins, both of Maysville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002

Sarah D. Perry
Mrs. Sarah Dell Adams Perry, 77, of Hull, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Family Life Nursing Home.
Mrs. Perry was born November 20, 1924, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Charlie and Ora Berrong Adams.
Mrs. Perry was a homemaker and was a member of Gordon Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Perry.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Gordon Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Robert Passmore and Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, David Perry, Athens, and Rodney Perry, Hull; one daughter, Dianne Pless, Toccoa; one brother, Gene Adams, Danielsville; one sister, Nell Adams, Athens; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002

Waymon
“Babe” Hilley
Waymon C. “Babe” Hilley, 70, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Hilley was born in Madison County on January 16, 1932, a son of the late Richard Thomas and Bernice Rebecca Brown Hilley.
He was a poultry farmer and attended New Hope Baptist Church. Mr. Hilley was preceded in death by a sister, Malise Hilley, and three brothers, Foster, Rudolph and Wilburn Hilley.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerome Hill and Calvin Coile officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel M. Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Hilley is survived by his wife, Jessie Mae Collins Hilley, Danielsville; daughters, Jenny Parham, Danielsville, and Donna Hilley, Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Stefanie Hilley and David and Marilyn Hilley, all of Danielsville; grandchildren, Mason and Cynthia Parham, John Parham, Nicole Hilley and Kayla Hilley, all of Danielsville, Kelley and Wayne Roach, Royston, and Caitlin Hilley and Montana Hilley, both of Athens; and sister, Carolyn Mann, Danielsville.
Flowers are optional, or memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 1679 Shirley Road, Royston, GA 30662.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. The family is at the home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002

Ella E. Andrews
Mrs. Ella Elizabeth Myers Andrews, 79, of Blacks Creek Church Road, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, of an extended illness.
Mrs. Andrews was the daughter of the late J.D. and Inez Minish Tate.
She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing Co. Mrs. Andrews was preceded in death by her first husband, J.B. Myers, and her second husband, Roscoe Andrews, and a daughter, Peggy Sue Myers Bryant.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Doug Duncan and Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Maxine Myers, Commerce, daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and William Varner, Commerce; brother, J.W. Tate, Winder; son-in-law, Lamar Bryant, Lavonia; step-son and daughter-in-law, Morris and Mozelle Andrews, Royston; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002

Mark O. Coile
Mark O. Coile, 42, of Hull, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Coile was a longtime resident of Madison County. He was a son of the late Theo O’Neal Coile and Patricia Ann Holcomb Allen and the step-son of Henry Allen.
Mr. Coile was a member of Hull Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Hull Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Tad Wingate, Ronnie Bryant, Willie Williams, David Parker, Ed Taylor and Mark Drake served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Loyal Price and John Simmons.
Survivors include longtime companion, Vicky L. Kincaid, Hull; sister, Felisha Allen, Hull; grandmother, Norene Holcomb, Hull; and several aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002

Joyce W. Crumley
Mrs. Joyce Wilma Crum-ley, 59, of Commerce, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Com-merce, of a sudden illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Roland Arrowood officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Crumley is survived by her mother, Mrs. Dot Seay, Commerce; one son, Bobby Crumley Jr., Commerce; one brother, Lloyd Seay, Danielsville; and two grandchildren, Nathan Cole Crumley and Anthony Paul Crumley.
Ivie Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002

Carolyn B. Cronic
Mrs. Carolyn B. Cronic, 73, of Winder, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Walton County, Mrs. Cronic was a daughter of the late W.A. and Inez Panell Burnette.
She had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was a member of Union Baptist Church. Mrs. Cronic was also a nurse’s assistant at Russell Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kenneth Deaton officiating. Burial was in the Union Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Cronic is survived by her husband, Harold “Kudzu” Cronic, Winder; daughter, Melba Gunnells, Statham; sons, Jerry Cronic, Danielsville, and Gary Cronic, Winder; sister, Elizabeth Harwell, Winder; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002

Bill Waller
Bill Waller, 77, of Commerce, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Waller was born April 19, 1925, in Wilkes County, a son of the late Thomas and Florence Thaxton Waller.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, and was retired from Union Oil.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Brad Wilson and Verlin Reese officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Waller is survived by his wife, Betty Evans Waller, Commerce; three sons, Bill Perry, Dacula, James T. Waller, Commerce, and William F. Waller Jr., Douglasville; one daughter, Frankie Satterfield, Conway, Ark.; two sisters, Mary Berryman, Crawford, and Reba Pace, Nicholson; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002

Mattie L. Lumpkin
Mrs. Mattie Lee Lumpkin, 96, of Colbert, died Thursday, May 30, 2002.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Lumpkin was a daughter of the late Ed Butler and Bell Butler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Lumpkin.
Graveside services were held at noon Monday, June 3, in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. William Evans officiating.
Survivors include one son, Willie Ed Haynes, Athens; and an adopted daughter, Gloria Heard, of the home.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002

Eddie M. Lang
Mrs. Eddie McDonald Lang, 88, of Commerce, died Monday, June 3, 2002.
Mrs. Lang was a retired first grade teacher with the Commerce City School System and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. She was also a member of the Ladies Circle 1 and the Commerce-Jackson County Retired Teachers Association.
A native of Atkinson County, Mrs. Lang was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Mamie Deen McDonald. She was the wife of the late Woolard R. Lang.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in Axson Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Charles Exley, Stone Mountain, and Lettie and Buddy Stallings, Yatesville; grandson and wife, Charles and Kiyoko Exley III, New Haven, Conn.; granddaughter and husband, Amanda and David Lower, Atlanta; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lang Memorial Scholarship, Commerce First United Methodist Church.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 5, 2002


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