Madison County Obituaries...

AUGUST 14, 2002


Virginia A. Brooks
Mrs. Virginia Ann Brooks, 55, of Comer, died Saturday, August 10, 2002.
Born in Oconee County, Mrs. Brooks was a daughter of the late Harrison and Montine Scogins Savage.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Glen Guest and Eugene Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Brooks Family Cemetery. Dwayne Patton, Raleigh Patton, Steve Patton, Adam Gibby, Jerry Gibby and Alfroed Couch served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Brooks is survived by her husband, James R. Brooks, Comer; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and David Patton, Colbert; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Debbie Brooks, Comer, and Paul and Tabatha Brooks, Danielsville; sister, Myrtis Roberts, Watkinsville; brother, J.T. Savage, Wolfskin; and five grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 14, 2002

Edna Parham
Mrs. Edna Sloan Parham, 77, of Hull, died Friday, August 9, 2002.
A native of Oconee County, S.C., Mrs. Parham was a daughter of the late William and Ann Scott Sloan. She was the wife of the late Roy J. Parham.
Mrs. Parham was a retired secretary with the University of Georgia and was a member of Hull Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 12, at Hull Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ann Parham Keller, Hartwell; one son, Allan Parham, Athens; one brother, Heyward Sloan, Winterville; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hull Baptist Church or to a charity of one’s choice.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 14, 2002

Ann B. Garrett
Mrs. Ann Brewster Garrett, 57, of Athens, died Wednesday, August 7, 2002.
A native of Big Spring, Texas, Mrs. Garrett was the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Brewster, Athens, and the late Sherman Brewster. She was the wife of the late Douglas I. Garrett.
Mrs. Garrett was an assistant teacher at the First Presbyterian Church Preschool, an assistant manager of the Pink Posey and a member of St. James United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 10, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. John Brewster officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn Elizabeth and Mark Newton, Atlanta, and Haley G. and Russell Skinner, Colbert; brother, Dale Brewster, Hixson, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Sam Skinner, Ariana Sojo, Alex Sojo, Carl Newton, and Clark Newton.
Memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 111 West Lake Drive, Athens, GA 30606, or to the Loran Smith Cancer Center, 240 Talmadge Drive, Athens, GA 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 14, 2002

Jeffery B. James
Jeffery Brian James, 41, of Comer, died Friday, August 9, 2002.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. James was the son of Dolly Ivie James and the late Henry Grady James.
He was a self-employed carpenter.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, August 12, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Paul Vickery and Joey Fowler and Swayne Crawford officiating. Burial will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 17, in Siloam City Cemetery, Siloam.
Mr. James is survived by his wife, Nicole Justine Taylor James, Comer; four children, Brianna James, Danielsville, Betthany James, Wolfskin Community, Crystal Dawn James, Athens, and Justin Lee Granados-James, Comer; one brother, Chris O. James, Athens; and one sister, Beverly J. Mote, Cleveland.
Memorials may be made to the Jeff James Special Account, Athens First Bank, 124 E. Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30601.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 14, 2002

Brian Bell
Brian Keith Bell, 24, of Royston, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Bell was born in Franklin County on June 14, 1978, a son of Carol Elaine Hoilman, Clayton, and the late Dwight Keith Bell.
He was employed with North Georgia Site & Sound Security in sales and installation and attended Goldmine Church of God.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Gary Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Pennington Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery. Kristopher King, Jake Fleming, Clint Bowen, Rusty King, Patrick Monroe and Chris Little served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Hart, Bryan Rice, Andy Rulen and Brandon Coleman.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include brothers, Kerry Ross Bell, Royston, and Rusty Kyle Bell, Bowman; paternal grandparents, B.T. and Etta Jo Smith Bell, Royston; and maternal grandparents, Jack and Wilma Hoilman, Clayton.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 14, 2002

Audrey M. Williams
Mrs. Audrey Marie Williams, of Comer, died Sunday, August 11, 2002.
A native of Morgan County, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Stanley and Doris Kimbrough Power.
She was a member of Lithia Springs Assembly of God.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. James Cowan officiating. Burial was in the Comer Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Hugh E. Williams; three sons, Gary Beck and Allen Beck, both of Douglasville, and Scott Beck, Buckhead; one step-daughter, Tammy Williams, Comer; one step-son, James Williams, Douglasville; two sisters, Barbara Strickland, Stone Mountain, and Sandra Rivers, Newborn; two brothers, Ralph Power, Panama City, Fla., and Jim Power, Austin, Texas; and seven grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 14, 2002


Chance A. Slocumb
Chance Alexander Slocumb, of Commerce, infant son of Hillary Renee Jones and Kevin Chance Slocumb, died Wednesday, August 7, 2002.
Chance was born in Clarke County.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 10, in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Holt officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Charles Edward Jones and Marie Carter, Commerce, Darrell Slocumb, Greensboro, and Johnnette and Fred Adams, Monroe; great-grandmother, Sybil Lucas, Athens; aunt, Heather Alicia Jones Cander, Commerce; and uncle, Adam Nicholas Cander, Commerce.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 14, 2001

Sgt. Donald Watson
Sgt. Donald Ray Watson, 54, of Comer, died Thursday, August 8, 2002.
A native of Clarke County, Sgt. Watson was a son of the late James Odell and Florence Jamison Hall Watson.
He was employed with Mitsubishi until 1993 and attended Word of Life Congregational Holiness Church. Sgt. Watson was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Soldier’s Medal and the Commendation Medal.
Sgt. Watson was a charter member of L.Z. Friendly and was responsible for the donation of land for the organization.
He was preceded in death by a son, Chip Watson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 10, at Word of Life Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Herman Nation and Clint Harper officiating. Burial was in Colbert Cemetery. Members of the L.Z. Friendly (Vietnam Veterans) served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Adams Watson; daughter and son-in-law, Tara and Lewis Graham, Danielsville; sister, Carolyn L. Watson, Athens; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Inez Watson, Marietta, J.C. and Brenda Watson, Colbert, and Larry and Jackie Watson, Austell; one grandson expected in September; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 14, 2002

Eugene T. Fowler
Eugene Talmadge Fowler, 57, of Cornelia, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Fowler was born July 26, 1945, in Oglethorpe County. He was a son of the late Alvin Edward Fowler and Doris Alford Gaines.
Mr. Fowler was employed by Pepsi Cola Co., with four years of service, and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife, Carolyn Wade Fowler, Cornelia; two daughters, Telisha Fowler, Cornelia, and Tammy Burgess, Atlanta; one son, Billy Joe Fowler, Atlanta; one step-son, Anthony Wade, Cornelia; three sisters, Linda Holman, Jefferson, and Vickie Fowler and Kathy Bryson, both of South Carolina; five brothers, Jerry Fowler, Comer, and Wayne Fowler, Noel Fowler, James Fowler and Bobby Fowler, all of South Carolina; one half-brother, Matt Gaines Jr., Madison County; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Eugene Fowler Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 866, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 14, 2002

Thomas
W. Sanders
Thomas Wayne Sanders, 44, of Danielsville, died Monday, August 12, 2002.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Sanders was a son of Leonard and Mary Buffington Sanders.
He was employed with Fred Jackson, of Athens, as a steel worker and was a member of Antioch Methodist Church. Mr. Sanders was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, in the Trinity Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Earl Goode officiating. Johnny Seay, Doc Seay, David Moore, Todd Barnett, Brian Bowles and Joe Seay served as pallbearers.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife, Amanda Seay Sanders; one daughter, Mercedes Seay, Danielsville; two sons, James Sanders and Shane Sanders, both of Danielsville; four sisters, Wanda Tyson, Mableton, Deborah Harris, Commerce, Vickie Watkins, Athens, and Holly Sanders, Nicholson; four brothers, Albert Bennett, Alabama, Timothy Sanders, Jefferson, and James Sanders and Brian Sanders, both of Nicholson; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 14, 2002

Nick Carey
Nickolas Andrew “Nick” Carey, 22, of Royston, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Carey was born in Stephens County on March 27, 1980, a son of Alton Lee Carey, Mableton, and Patricia Gail Andrews Carey, Carnesville.
He was employed as an installer for Hart Telephone Company and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Carnesville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 12, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Stacey, Roger McCoy and Allan Cole officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Jeff Howe, Patrick Monroe, Jake Fleming, Brad Gibson, Jason Sorrells, Chris Little, Jason McGarity, Jimmy Burkhead and Brandon Coleman served as pallbearers.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Carey is survived by his wife, Heather Diann Stockton Carey, Royston; sister, Gina Carey Sorrells, Carnesville; grandparents, Horace and Edith Andrews, Carnesville, and Carlton and Agatha Carey, Royston; and step-mother, Maria Carey, Mableton.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 6077 Hwy. 145, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 14, 2002


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