Madison County Obituaries...

JUNE 26, 2002


Hazel M. Comer
Mrs. Hazel M. Comer, 91, of Hull, died Saturday, June 22, 2002.
Born in Madison County, Mrs. Comer was a daughter of the late Seaborn and Marvel Stovall Phillips.
She was a homemaker and attended Victory Baptist Church. Mrs. Comer was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Comer, and a daughter, Mary Jo Comer.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Seaborn Comer, Hull; a sister, Jewell Conway, Athens; a brother, Bethel Phillips, Hull; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

Jerrie F. Bray
Mrs. Jerrie Francie Booth Bray, 58, of Comer, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Bray was the daughter of the late Ernest Gibson and Clare Dale Booth.
She was a retired seamstress and was of the Holiness denomination. Mrs. Bray was preceded in death by a daughter, Regina Lee Bray.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, Danielsville, with the Rev. Randall Starrett and Herman Hubbard officiating. Burial was in the Edwards Baptist Church cemetery, Crawford. Wayne Bray, Doug Bray, Josh Worley, Keith Ray, Shane Bray and Lanier Booth served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the Tabernacle Baptist Church Kids in Christ.
Mrs. Bray is survived by her husband, Larry Bray; daughter and sons-in-law, Donna and Tommy Carey, Hartwell; daughter, Sherry Saxon, Toccoa; son, Wayne Bray, Hartwell; sisters, Jeanette Smith and Lucille Parham, both of Comer; brothers, B.D. Booth, Hull, and Darold Booth, Colbert; and five grandchildren, Josh Worley, Cory Childers, Natalie Saxon, Dusty Carey and Torrie Bray.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

Ruth Dove
Mrs. Lena Ruth Drake Dove, 66, of Royston, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Dove was born in Madison County on August 26, 1935, a daughter of the late Roy G. Drake and Revonder Garrett Drake.
She was a seamstress at Oxford Manufacturing and was a member of David’s Home Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she served as a Deaconess.
Mrs. Dove was preceded in death by a grandson, Simon Carter.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at David’s Home Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Doug Conwell and John McCoy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bradley Coile, Walton Hill, Andy Dove, Malcolm Dove, Greg Adams and Bobby Duncan served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Dove is survived by her husband, Howard Sherman Dove, Royston; two daughters, Gail Jarrell, Evans, and Theresa Dove, Danielsville; one brother, Larry Drake, Royston; one sister, Leevon Ray, Royston; and one granddaughter, Jill Carter.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002
Boyce Fowler
Boyce Fowler, 67, of Royston, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Fowler was born in Franklin County on August 24, 1934. He was a son of the late James Mack Fowler and Mayola Haley Fowler.
Mr. Fowler was retired from Beaulieu of America, formerly Boaz, with 47 years of service. He was a member of the Harrison McCreary V.F.W. Post #4828.
Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by three brothers, Stewart Fowler, L.C. “Pete” Fowler and Marvin Fowler, and a sister, Bertha Price.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 24, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Gary Osteen, Dennis Kesler and Clint Harper officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, South.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hill Fowler, Royston; one son, Tony Fowler, Bowersville; two daughters, Judy Milford and Barbara Youngblood, both of Royston; one brother, Jack Fowler, Kannapolis, N.C.; six sisters, Cathryn Cromer, Salisbury, N.C., Rachel Royston, Ruby Brown and Mary Briscoe, all of Royston, JoAnn Peeples, Canon, and twin sister, Joyce Floyd, Royston; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

James H. Wilson Sr.
James Harry Wilson Sr., 62, of Commerce, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born August 30, 1939, in Baltimore County, Md., Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Charles Earl and Bertha Wilson.
He was retired from Folks Restaurant and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Julia Dobbs Wilson, Commerce; two sons, Charles Earl Wilson III, Jefferson, and James Harry Wilson Jr., England; one daughter, Donna Green, Commerce; one step-son, Raymond Dobbs; two brothers, Carroll Wilson and Scott Wilson, both of Baltimore, Md.; and three sisters, Elya Chachulski and Marilyn Heacock, both of Baltimore, Md., and Verna Kasarda, Fayetteville, N.C.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

Gertie M. Fowler
Mrs. Gertie Mae Phillips Fowler, 69, of Danielsville, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Fowler was born in Franklin County on September 25, 1932, and lived in Madison County all of her life. She was a daughter of the late Wiley F. Phillips and Lillie Mae Phillips Phillips.
Mrs. Fowler was a member of New Hope Worship Center. She worked in the textile industry for 36 years and retired from American Vans as a cafeteria manager in 1991.
Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by a brother, Jasper Phillips, a sister, Jessie Mae Phillips, and a sister-in-law, Lucille Fern Maxey Phillips.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at New Hope Worship Center with the Revs. Dennis Kesler, Jonathan Randall and Paul Vickery officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Harry Daniels, Neal Daniels, Jimmy Hattaway, Jerry Hattaway, Tony Phillips and Alan Phillips served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Fowler is survived by her husband of more than 50 years, Hubert Fowler; daughters and sons-in-law, Marie A. and Rickey Oglesby, Dewy Rose, and Karin P. and Thomas Morris, Colbert; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Rodney D. and Becky Oglesby, Canon, Walter Todd and Christy Morris, Commerce, and Bradley Thomas and Jill Morris, Hull; great-granddaughter, Carley Elizabeth Morris; sisters and brothers-in-law, Geneva and Addis Gordy, Sara and Jessie Daniels and Bobbie Jean and Robert Hattaway, all of Danielsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steward Phillips, J.O. and Reba Phillips, W.T. and Quida Phillips and C.J. and Betty Phillips, all of Danielsville, and Wiley and Betty Phillips, Ila; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Worship Center, P.O. Box 355, Franklin Springs, Georgia.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

Monnie J. Lewallen
Mrs. Monnie Jordan Lewallen, 77, of Commerce, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
Mrs. Lewallen was born February 17, 1925, in Madison County, a daughter of the late James and Mary Cheek Jordan.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Lewallen was preceded in death by her first husband, J.H. Hooper, and her second husband, Jessie David Lewallen.
Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Jordan, Athens, and Hilda Massey, Commerce; two brothers, Allan Jordan, Ila, and Heyward Jordan, Winter Park, Fla.; one sister, Berma Sue Smith, Danielsville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

Grady Scogin
Henry Grady Scogin, 81, of Colbert, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Scogin was born in Madison County on May 18, 1921, a son of the late Robert Elsbury and Annie Louse Goss Scogin.
He worked for Alexander’s Wood Products for 42 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Andy Huff and Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Scogin is survived by his wife, Clara Mae Sorrow Scogin, Colbert; one son, Jeffery Allen Scogin, Colbert; one daughter, Paulette Sorrow Moore, Athens; two brothers, Robert Scogin, Colbert, and Jacob Scogin, Danielsville; two sisters, Edna Allewine, Nicholson, and Azilee Nation, Colbert; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

Annie B. Scogins
Mrs. Annie Belle Bennett Scogins, 80, of Commerce, died Thursday, June 20, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Scogins was born in Franklin County on January 23, 1922. She was a daughter of the late Tom Claude and Neta Elizabeth Hayes Bennett.
Mrs. Scogins was retired from Gold Kist and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. “Lit” Scogins.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. J.L. Griffith officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one son, Calvin Scogins, Homer; four daughters, Liz Baker and Linda Elrod, both of Commerce, Debbie Jones, Homer, and Grace McCoy, Comer; one sister, Gladys Waters, Commerce; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

Edna M. McEntire
Mrs. Edna Mearle Austin McEntire, 57, of Danielsville, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at her residence.
Born in Madison County on January 17, 1945, Mrs. McEntire was a daughter of the late Wiley and Mary E. Scoggins Austin.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Little Country Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Ardis Anglin officiating. Burial was in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mrs. McEntire is survived by her husband, Benny Lamar McEntire, Danielsville; one son, Roger McEntire, Danielsville; three daughters, Sonya Bales, Joni Mize and Donna Whitlock, all of Danielsville; four brothers, Melvin Austin, Easley, S.C., Robert Austin, Commerce, William Austin, Maysville, and J.B. Vaughns, Winder; two sisters, Susie Cobb, Wahalla, S.C., and Minnie Turner, Newry, S.C.; and seven grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

George
V. Brewer
George Verner Brewer, 79, of Commerce, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002.
Mr. Brewer was born December 17, 1922, in Banks County, a son of the late Farris and Clara Adamson Brewer.
He was a retired Civil Service employee from DLA in Lake City, Fla., and was a former Deputy Sheriff of Banks County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW and was of the Methodist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. James Dumas officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Brewer is survived by his wife, Helen Kesler Brewer, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Deedra Brewer, Winder; son, David Brewer, Lake City, Fla.; sister, Bonnie Massey, Commerce; and grandsons, Kyle and Jacob Brewer, both of Winder.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

Grace Seymour
Ms. Grace Seymour, 86, of Kannapolis, N.C., died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Brian Center of Concord, Concord, N.C.
Ms. Seymour was born October 1, 1915, in Georgia, a daughter of the late Holcomb G. and Mattie Lena Moon Seymour.
She was a member of Jackson Park Baptist Church and was formerly self-employed with Seymour Shoes in Royston.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, in the chapel of Whitley’s Funeral Home, Kannapolis, N.C. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Ms. Seymour is survived by nieces and nephews.
Whitley’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

William
D. Childs
William Douglas “Doug” Childs, 78, of Canon, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Hart County Hospital, Hartwell.
Born in Hart County on February 20, 1924, Mr. Childs was a son of the late Berry and Lena McConnell Childs.
He was retired from Turner Concrete and Quality Block and was a member of Old Canon Baptist Church. Mr. Childs was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Asa Lamar Childs.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Jonathan Ayers and Jack Evans officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Mr. Childs is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Pruitt Childs, Canon; one son, Michael A. Childs, Starr, S.C.; one daughter, Martha C. Miller, Comer; three brothers, Calvin Childs, Royston, Johnnie Childs, Conyers, and Hershel Childs, McDonough; one sister, Nellie Jones, Shelby, N.C.; six grandchildren, Melondy Ewald, Cappy Cross, Chadwic Childs, Stacey Miller, Camee Dixon and Matthew Miller; and four great-grandchildren, Colby Britt, Keely Dixon, Saylor Ann Cross and Havalyn Cross.
Memorials may be made to Old Canon Baptist Church, c/o Helen Chatham, 809 Beaverdam Farm Road, Canon, GA 30520.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002
Ruby L. Hart
Mrs. Ruby Lee Hill Hart, 87, of Royston, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Hart was born in Franklin County on October 27, 1914, a daughter of the late Mack and Linnie Dove Hart.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Hart, four brothers, George, Watson, Mack and Howard Hill, and two sisters, Polly Bryant and Emma Lou Bryant.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Duane Hall, Andy Huff and Frank Owens officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Survivors include two sons, William Edward “Bill” Hart and Wilson K. “Rab” Hart, both of Royston; five daughters, Joyce Martindale, Carrie Hart and Linnie Hart, all of Royston, Flora “Fuzzy” Hart, Hartwell, and Helen Teeple, Asheville, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 183, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002

Doris M. Brock
Mrs. Doris M. Brock, 83, of Washington, a native of Jackson County, died Monday, June 24, 2002.
Mrs. Brock was the daughter of the late Ernest and La Deamie Segars Damron.
She was a member of Winterville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Brock was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Roscoe Brock.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 27, in the Winterville First Baptist Church chapel with Dr. Stan Annandale officiating, assisted by the Rev. Howard Conine. Burial will be in the Corinth Baptist Church cemetery. Tommy Melton, Kyle Melton, Phillip Starns, Brian Mayer, Nathan Mayer and Tim Brock will serve as pallbearers. The body will lie in state in the chapel one hour prior to the service.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Eva Melton Grossman, Lincolnton, and Mrs. Debbie Mayer, Santa Rosa, Calif.; one son, Wayne Brock, Danielsville; 10 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bridges Funeral Home, Athens. The family is at 2040 Hilliard Street, Bowman.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 26, 2002


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