Madison County Obituaries...

AUGUST 7, 2002


George
D. Nelms
George D. Nelms, 89, of Danielsville, died Friday, August 2, 2002.
Mr. Nelms was born in Elbert County on July 11, 1913, the son of the late John Dalton Nelms and the late Sallie Daisy McConnell Nelms.
He was a retired farmer and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Mr. Nelms was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 4, in Danielsville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jerome Hill officiating.
Mr. Nelms is survived by his wife, Sallie Scarboro Nelms, Danielsville; daughters, Carolyn Dove, Danielsville, and Sally Dixon, Greenwood, S.C.; sister, Frances Brown, Comer; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Pauline Coile, Comer, passed away on Saturday, August 3.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 7, 2002

Pauline Coile
Mrs. Pauline Coile, 74, of Comer, died Saturday, August 3, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Coile was born February 17, 1928, in Elbert County. She was a daughter of the late John Dalton Nelms and the late Sallie Daisy McConnell Nelms.
She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing as a machine operator and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Mrs. Coile was preceded in death by a brother, George D. Nelms, Danielsville, who died Friday, August 2.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Willard Crider and Tony Lee officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Coile is survived by her husband, Dabney Coile, Comer; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Lisa Coile, Comer; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Brent Crider, Comer; sister, Frances Brown, Comer; grandchildren, Eric and Kristen Coile, Andy Coile, Justin Crider and Christa Crider; great-grandchild, Harley Coile; and several nieces and nephews.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 7, 2002

Lucille C. Phillips
Mrs. Lucille Collins Phillips, 70, of Royston, died Saturday, August 3, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Stephens County on February 14, 1932, a daughter of the late Isom and Lila Jane Morgan Collins.
She was retired from Westclock and was a private duty nurse. Mrs. Phillips was a member of Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert L. Phillips, two step-sons, C.L. Phillips and Randy C. Phillips, a brother, Ira Collins, and a sister, Beatrice Fowler.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, August 5, at Zidon Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Thomas and Gary Osteen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. David Phillips, Daniel Phillips, Barry Phillips, Billy Lankford, Grant Lankford, Johnny Locke and Chris Phillips served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one son, Douglas Phillips, Royston; one daughter, Joan Ann Barnes, Toccoa; three step-sons, Eugene Phillips, Abbeville, S.C., Vincent Phillips, Athens, and James B. Phillips, Carnesville; one step-daughter, Sara Lee Hall, Abbeville, S.C.; three sisters, Kate Smith, Turnerville, and Irene Murray and Christine Howard, both of Toccoa; four grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 7, 2002

Gloria E. Sorrow
Miss Gloria Elizabeth Sorrow, 34, of Danielsville, died Sunday, August 4, 2002.
Miss Sorrow was born in Jackson County, a daughter of Dabney Gholston and Sarah Lee Fortson Sorrow.
She was employed with Carrier Transicold and attended Bluestone Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, at Bluestone Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Randell Smith, Gene Sorrow, Joshewa Alexander, Brandon Sexton, Greg Hannah and Royce Parten served as pallbearers.
Miss Sorrow is survived by her parents, three sisters, one brother and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 7, 2002
Sally W. Davis
Mrs. Sally Winters Davis, 67, of Athens, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002.
Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Robert and Talcie Hunter Winters.
She was a member of King Branch Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3, at King Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. James L. Ramey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mahalia Winters, Athens; sons, Larry M. Winters and Stanley P. Winters, both of Athens; sisters, Catherine Clark, Geraldine Winters and Faye Winters, all of Athens, and Catheline Brown, Bowersville; brothers, Aubrey Winters, Banks County, and Franklin Winters, Ila; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 7, 2002

Horace Huff
Horace Huff, 67, of Colbert, died Sunday, August 4, 2002.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Huff was a son of the late Leonard and Minnie Colley Huff.
He was a retired printer and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, in the Bethel Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Darvin Cash and Joe Davis officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Ondic, Watkinsville; a son, Grady Huff, Comer; a brother, Dennie Huff, Colbert; and nine grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 7, 2002

Emma L. Davenport
Mrs. Emma L. Davenport, 76, of Comer, died Friday, August 2, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Davenport was a daughter of the late Jack and Mozell Brown Johnson. She was the wife of the late Claude Davenport.
Mrs. Davenport was a homemaker and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, at Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry E. Blount officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Edith Appling, Athens; a son, Claude Davenport Jr., Comer; a sister, Annie Love Armour, Atlanta; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 7, 2002

Rosa A. Smith
Mrs. Rosa Annelle Carter Smith, 87, of Colbert, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Clarence “Doc” and Jesse Delay Carter. She was the wife of the late Jack Smith.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and was a member of Winterville First Baptist Church for 49 years. She was also a member of the Marion Coile Sunday School Class.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3, at Winterville First Baptist Church with Dr. Stan Annandale officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Wayne Pilcher, Ricky Rogers, Felton Green, Jim Green, Ron Mize and Robert Ashe served as pallbearers.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Thurmond and June Smith, Gainesville, and Kenneth and Shirley Smith, Tucker; sisters, Hassie Cramer and Evelyn Nix, both of Crawford; brother, Carlton Carter, Sandy Cross; grandchildren, Mike Smith, Chris Smith, Donna Smith, Kim Smith and Kevin Smith; and a great-grandchild, Jesse Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Winterville First Baptist Church Building Fund, 305 N. Church Street, Winterville, GA 30683.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 7, 2002

James
‘Bud’ Patton
James W. “Bud” Patton, 69, of Bogart, died Monday, August 5, 2002.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Patton was a son of the late John H. and Inez Meeler Patton.
He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, with 35 years of service. Mr. Patton was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean War, and helped organize the first Little League baseball and football teams in Oconee County. He was a charter member of Living Word Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and an adult Sunday School teacher.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Larry Davison officiating. Jeff Arthur, Gary Arthur, Sam Dickson, Greg Dillard, Brian Shore and Scott Sims served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Living Word Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Maureen Owens Patton; a son, Terrell K. Patton, Danielsville; sisters, Johnnie Cassady, Bogart, and Laura Dickson, Villa Rica.
Memorials may be made to the Living Word Baptist Church Building Fund, 2761 Monroe Highway, Bogart, GA 30622.
The Madison County Journal, August 7, 2002

Hershel ‘Bennie’ Dove
Hershel “Bennie” Benjamin Dove, 62, of Elberton, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Dove was a son of Hazel Brown Dove, Elberton, and the late Hershel Dove.
He was a granite polisher and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3, in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. David McConnell officiating. Travis Shelton, Joseph Shelton, Elvin Shelton, Nicholas Bridges, Mitchell Brooks, Lee Strickland, Jeffery Hand and Michael Ward served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Kathleen Jones Dove; daughter, Sharon Ossipchouk, Elberton; sons, Marvin Martin, Comer, and Scott B. Dove, Carlton; sister, Gail Dove Ward, LaFayette; and nine grandchildren.
Berry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 7, 2002

Joe Cooper Sr.
Joe Cooper Sr., 87, of Athens, died Monday, July 29, 2002.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Cooper was a son of the late William and Alice Baldwin Cooper.
He was a retired farmer.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Thomas officiating. Mr. Cooper’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary F. Wymbs and Beverly Cooper, both of Hull, and Veronica Cooper and Tracy Cooper, both of Athens; seven sons, Joe Cooper Jr., M.C. Cooper, Roy Cooper Jr., Donnell Williams, Danny Williams and Jonathan Cooper, all of Athens, and Charles Cooper, Germany; two sisters, Geneva Willis, Maryland, and Julie Howard, Winder; 33 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 7, 2002


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