Madison County Obituaries...

JUNE 12, 2002


Joe C. Dyer
Joe C. Dyer, 93, of Danielsville, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Born in White County on March 10, 1909, Mr. Dyer was the son of the late Joe and Maude Smith Dyer.
He was a farmer and was a member of Full Gospel Holiness Church. Mr. Dyer was preceded in death by his wife, Clifford Thomas Dyer, and a son, Charlie Dyer.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Full Gospel Holiness Church with the Revs. Lanier Tatum, Woodrow Hix and Stanley Dyer officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include two daughters, Lucille Hooper and Ethelene Meadows, both of Commerce; three sons, Hubert Dyer, Lula, Hershel Dyer, Commerce, and Dewey Dyer, Blacksburg, S.C.; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 12, 2002

Matthew
E. Hunnicutt
Matthew Elijah Hunnicutt, 32, of Winterville, formerly of Maysville, died Monday, June 10, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Hunnicutt was the son of Charles Emory Pruitt and Hazel Sanders Hunnicutt.
He had attended Bible Baptist Christian School in Royston and was associated with Matthew’s Gifts and Design in Maysville. Mr. Hunnicutt was a member of Maysville Baptist Church, where he had served as pianist for two years.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mamie and Arthur Sanders, Maysville, and Toy and Cleo Pruitt, Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Chad Rising officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens. Tony Pruitt, David Lee, Jeff Sanders, Bert Sanders, Darrin Cain and Johnny Pruitt will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one sister, Melissa Cain, Loganville.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 12, 2002

Ralph Campbell
Ralph Campbell, 66, of Gillsville, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in Decatur following a brief illness.
Born in Hall County on January 16, 1936, Mr. Campbell was the son of the late Homer Andrew and Lessie Stover Campbell.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of Stone Masonic Lodge #715. Mr. Campbell was also a member of Yaarab Shrine Temple Motor Corp, where he served as an executive aide, and a member of New Holland Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Early Campbell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Paul Morris and James Early Campbell officiating.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Evelyn Parker Campbell, Gillsville; daughters, Sherryl Gillette, Newport News, Va., Karen Moore, Gillsville, Lena Blackburn, Cornelia, and Marie Morse, Comer; son, Jerry Whitfield, Gillsville; brothers, Arthur Rudolph Campbell and Odis Milton Campbell, both of Lula; sister, Lou Ella Wood, Gainesville; eight grandchildren; nephews, Jimmy Wood, Gainesville, Dean Campbell, Randolph Campbell Jr. and the Rev. James Early Campbell, all of Lula, and Milton Campbell, Danielsville; and nieces, Dianne Crawford and Carol Latty, both of Gainesville, Janice Campbell and Linda Turner, both of Lula, Catherine Long, Atlanta, and Francine Thompson, Gainesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Ralph Campbell to the Yaarab Shrine Temple’s Hospital Fund, 400 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30365.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 12, 2002

Irma A. McGaha
Mrs. Irma K. McGaha, 73, of Arnoldsville, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002.
A native of Germany, Mrs. McGaha was a daughter of Michael and Kunigunde Kaesbeck.
She was a seamstress with R & R Manufacturing.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Thomas Epps officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, Hilmar McGaha, Colbert, and Michael Kaesbeck, California; one sister, Anna Kaesbeck Jacob, Germany; several grandchildren, including Cory McGaha, Billy Joe Willoughby and Jessica Willoughby, and several great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 12, 2002

Willie R. Brooks
Willie Rufus Brooks, 83, of Royston, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Born August 4, 1918, in Franklin County, Mr. Brooks was the son of the late Omer A. and Adelide Abbott Brooks.
He was a farmer and was a member of Middle River Baptist Church. Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Phillips.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, in B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. John Swanger and Barry Reese officiating. Burial was in the Middle River Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include four brothers, Jewell Brooks, Greenville, S.C., Charles Brooks, Williamston, S.C., Benjamin Brooks, Mauldin, S.C., and Paul Brooks, Royston; and four sisters, Ruby Willis, Travelers Rest, S.C., Sara Davison, Royston, Mary Elrod, Hull, and Jeanette McCurry, Atlanta.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 12, 2002

Pearlie M. Phillips
Mrs. Pearlie Mae Allen Phillips, 91, of Colbert, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Phillips was born March 23, 1911, in Hart County, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Lou Owens Allen.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by a daughter, Leitha Gaines, and two sons, Harold and Thurmon Brooks.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Ralph Arnold and Marvin Steve George officiating. Burial was in the Middle River Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Phillips’ grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Phillips, Colbert; five sons, Crawford Dove and Ray Dove, both of Comer, Winford Brooks, Douglasville, and Felton Dove and Nelson Dove, both of Statham; two daughters, Betty Nash, Douglasville, and Tina Coleman, Colbert; three brothers, Edward Allen and Calvin Allen, both of Hartwell, and Charles Allen, Anderson, S.C.; two sisters, Bertha Pearson, Hartwell, and Louise Roper, Belton, S.C.; 20 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 12, 2002

Kenneth L. Witcher
Kenneth Lynn Witcher, 39, of Monroe, died Sunday, June 9, 2002.
Mr. Witcher was born in Walton County. He was employed as a pipe fitter with Bill Wilson Gas.
Mr. Witcher was preceded in death by a grandson, Jayden Lyneise Witcher.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Mike Sullivan officiating. Burial was in Hill Haven Cemetery, Monroe.
Survivors include three daughters, Chasity Carter, Auburn, Dawn Witcher, Winder, and Nicole Clegg, Monroe; his mother, Dorothy Murrell, Monroe; his father and step-mother, Joe and Carolyn Witcher, Covington; his girlfriend, Candis Pendergrass, Monroe, and her children, Heather and Rex; five sisters, Teresa Perry, Hull, Gail Evans, Monroe, Tammy Clower, Loganville, and Stacy Casey and Kaye Parham, both of Monroe; three brothers, Joel Witcher, Walnut Grove, and Jimmy Morrell and Wayne Morrell, both of Monroe; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 12, 2002


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