Madison County Obituaries...

JULY 10, 2002


W.C. Brown
W.C. Brown, 86, of Ila, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Brown was born October 28, 1915, in Madison County, a son of the late Leonard and Daisy Hammond Brown.
He was a retired peddler and was a member of Galilee Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church, in which he helped build 60 years ago. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Smith, seven sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Galilee Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church with the Revs. Larry Dyer and Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Grace Kittle Brown, Ila; five sons, Jerry Brown, Hull, Jimmy Brown, Carnesville, Johnny Brown, Nicholson, Mike Brown, Commerce, and Steve Brown, Baldwin; seven daughters, Beverly Barnett and Pam Freeman, both of Ila, Shirley Burkhalter, Athens, Alisa Carter and Angela Hale, both of Nicholson, Lorena Gilbert, Lenoir, N.C., and Nancy Whitehead, Crawfordville; 38 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 10, 2002

Buddy Echols
William M. “Buddy” Echols, 84, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Echols was the son of the late Howard and Essie Beard Echols.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a retired butcher. Mr. Echols was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Echols, and a daughter, Martha Lavada Ferguson.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating.
Survivors include one son, David Fred Echols, Danielsville; one brother, William H. Echols, Foxboro, Mass.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 1841 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 10, 2002

Allie L. Griffeth
Mrs. Allie Lee Martin Griffeth, 80, of Danielsville, died Saturday, July 6, 2002.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Griffeth was the daughter of the late Oness and Maude Ingram Martin.
She was a member of East Athens Baptist Church and had been employed as an inspector with Gold Kist. Mrs. Griffeth was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Griffeth, and a daughter, Faye Griffeth.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, in Oconee Hill Cemetery with the Rev. David Shelley officiating.
Survivors include a grandson, Charles Griffeth, Danielsville; brothers, Otis Martin, Ormond Beach, Fla., and Callie Martin, Athens; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler Griffeth and Logan Griffeth, both of Danielsville.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Corporate Square #127, Atlanta, GA 30329.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 10, 2002

Stewart D. Cooper
Stewart Dyson Cooper, 86, of Colbert, died Sunday, July 7, 2002.
A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Cooper was a son of the late Lauren Wesley Cooper Sr. and Lula Bobo Cooper.
He was a retired farmer who had been actively involved with livestock and was an active member of East Athens Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Brown Cooper.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at East Athens Baptist Church with the Rev. David Shelley officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Cory Christian, Cleveland Christian, Chuck Townsend, Bob Cooper, Wesley Cooper, Jeff Parham, Fred Wendt and Mark Brannon served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two brothers, John Lanier Cooper, Warner Robins, Glennwood Ayers Cooper, Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sisters, Eloise Crowder and Guinelle Garrard, both of Cornelia; sister-in-law, Louida Christian, Colbert; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the East Athens Baptist Church Building Fund, 4325 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 10, 2002

Peggy G. Wilson
Mrs. Peggy Gail Wilson, 61, of Commerce, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of the late Vadie and Tishie Hawks Burroughs.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
“She was a second mother to many neighborhood kids through the years,” stated family members. “She will be greatly missed and always loved.”
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, Leon Wilson, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Penny Wilson, Danielsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and Jeff White, Homer, and LeAnn and Mike Ingram, Commerce; sisters, Becky Hix, Winterville, Jean Sweester, Athens, Frances Parker, Commerce, and Helen Carter, Jefferson; seven grandchildren, April and Kay C. Wilson, Danielsville, Allen and Tyler White, Homer, and Tonya and Amanda Ingram and Derrick Minish, all of Commerce; and four great-grandchildren, Mikela, Bryanna, Chaz and Kyle.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 10, 2002

Patsy M. Wheless
Mrs. Patsy Motes Wheless, 42, of Statham, died Sunday, July 7, 2002.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Wheless was a daughter of Lucile Marcus Motes, Statham, and the late Charles Oscar Motes.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Statham First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gordon Thornton officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one son, Jeffery Wheless, Flowery Branch; two sisters, Barbara Bridges, Statham, and Shirley Moon, Lawrenceville; and three brothers, Ernest Motes, Tucker, Jerry Motes, Winder, and David Motes, Hull.
Memorials may be made to the Statham First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1914 Broad Street, Statham, GA 30666.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 10, 2002

Clinton M. Mize
Clinton Marcus Mize, 18, of Commerce, died Friday, July 5, 2002.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Mize was a son of Mike and Pam Thomas Mize, Commerce.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce and a member of the Jackson County F.F.A. and F.B.L.A. Mr. Mize was named to Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Revs. Jeff Williams, David Bowen and John Wood officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Wade Mize, Commerce; one sister, Lauren Mize, Commerce; and grandparents, John and Mary Ann Thomas and Matt and Inez Mize, all of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 10, 2002

Martha B. Wilkinson
Mrs. Martha Bramlett Wilkinson, 63, of Commerce, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at her residence.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Wilkinson was the daughter of the late Wilton and Ruth Varner Bramlett.
She was co-owner of Wilkinson Trucking Company and was a member of Bold Springs Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Bold Springs Methodist Church with the Revs. Gary Garrison and Gerald Beatty and Warren T. Wilkinson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Wilkinson is survived by her husband, Bobby Wilkinson, of the home; one son, Bret Wilkinson, Commerce; sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Frank Self, Dunwoody; brother and sister-in-law, James and Jane Bramlett, Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Bold Springs Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 10, 2002


 mainstreetnews.com
MainStreet Newspapers, Inc.
PO Box 908, 33 Lee Street, Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Telephone: (706) 367-5233 Fax: (706) 367-8056
NEWS / ADVERTISING / PRINTING

® Copyright 2002 MainStreet Newspapers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Copyright / Terms / Privacy

Home / Job Market / Real Estate / Automotive / Classifieds
News from Jackson / News from Madison / News from Banks / Sports
Jackson Community / Banks Community / Madison Community

Archives / Advertising / Printing / History / Links / Search Site
Send a Letter / Subscribe / Place a Classified Ad / Online Rates