Madison County Obituaries...

AUGUST 21, 2002


The Madison County Journal Death Notices
August 21, 2002

Jack Wilkie
Jack Wilkie, 70, Commerce, died Monday, August 19, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
A native of Pickens County, he was the son of the late I.R. and Ola Mae Dobson Wilkie. Mr. Wilkie was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Army veteran.
The funeral was held Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with Dr. Tom Lewis and the Rev. Mike Grizzle officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife, Carol Staab Wilkie, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Tracie Few, Cumming; daughter and son-in-law, Chris and Ted Moon, Commerce; son, Jack Christopher Wilkie, Commerce; grandchildren, Tyler and Callie Moon, Commerce; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Bessie Wilkie, Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Willie Grace and Weldon Mullinax, Jasper; and sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Spud Densmore, Ball Ground.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 21, 2002

Rachel Saxon Andrews
Rachel Saxons Andrews, 85, Athens, died Sunday, August 18, 2002.
She was married to the late Ralph Andrews and was a member of Central Baptist Church, Athens.
The funeral was held Tuesday, August 20, 2002, in the chapel of Lord and Stephens Funeral Home West with the Rev. Kenneth Glenn officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include: two sons, Huey Andrews, Nicholson; Cody Andrews, Bishop; a daughter, Janet Andrews-Epps, Hull; six grandchildren, Lynn Andrews Hughes, Bethlehem, Tommy Epps, Andy Epps and DeAnn Epps Tolbert, all of Hull, and Nikki Andrews and Dustin Andrews, both of Bishop; three great-grandsons, Nicholas Hughes, Westley Epps and Clayton Tolbert; and two sisters, Grace Brooks, Athens, and Betty Fort, Charleston, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home West, Bogart, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 21, 2002

Hoppie Watson
Hoppie Watson, 63, Athens, died Saturday, August 10, 2002.
A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Joe and Elizabeth Moon Watson. He was a member of East Broad Street Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Lois Watson, and a daughter, Jackie Elaine Watson.
The funeral was Saturday, August 17, 2002, at East Broad Street Church of Christ with Gregory Dismuke officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include: a son, Derrick Watson, Athens; and two grandchildren, Derrick Lorenzo Watson Jr. and Derrion Marquize Watson.
Jackson-McWhorter Fun-eral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 21, 2002

Helen Davis Crowe
Helen Davis Crowe, 69, Danielsville, died Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at her home.
A native of Madison County, she was born October 30, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Lionel Grady and Berdie Ethel Hall Davis. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. Her husband was the late James Dewey Crowe. She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Davis.
The funeral was Thursday, August 15, 2002, at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe F. Davis II and Joe Davis officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Brent Drake, Cory Hawks, Christopher Roach, Gavin Griffeth, Andre Rogers and Jason Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Shawn Crowe and Scott Crowe.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Rodney Drake, Jackie and Tommy Barrett and Jennifer and Michael Roach, all of Danielsville, and Janet and Greg Hawks and Julie and Bo Alewine, all of Colbert; one brother, Joe Davis, Danielsville; six sisters, Idell Fortson, Virginia Sorrells, both of Danielsville, Lessie Bridges, Bessie Hendricks and Hazel Huff, all of Comer, and Carole Hope, Murrayville; grandchildren, Brent and Brandy Drake, April McElreath Griffeth, Ashley McElreath Rogers, Kelli Barrett, Cory and Catie Hawks, Christopher and Lisa Roach and Nichole Alewine; and three great-grandchildren, Lauren Griffeth, Morgan Rogers and Jordan Rogers.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 21, 2002

Allie Lee Hensley
Allie Lee Hensley, 92, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was the widow of Roy Hensley and a daughter of the late Talley and Beulah T. Roach. Mrs. Hensley was a homemaker and a member of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
The funeral was Sunday, August 18, 2002, at Ivie Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Brian James and Harold Rogers officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Bonnie Hensley, Nicholson; one granddaughter, Melissa Hensley; special niece, Betty Ann Hernandez, Florissant, Mo.; one brother, Horace “Dump” Roach, Commerce; a sister, Ruth Childs Pierce, Commerce; a sister-in-law, Winnie Roach, Fayetteville; and several other nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Bob Holman Road, Athens.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 21, 2002

Olan T. Shubert
Olan T. Shubert, 83, Colbert, died Wednesday, August 14, 2002.
He was the son of the late Carter Tate Shubert and Decie D. Young Shubert. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Garner Shubert. He was a retired body and fender auto repairman from Brack Rowe Chevrolet and a member of Victory Baptist Church.
The funeral was Friday, August 16, 2002, at Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Towers, Colbert, Sandra Mobley, Hull, Linda Maki, Wisconsin, and Deborah Hines, Virginia; two sons, Nelson Shubert, Colbert, and Steve Shubert, Watkinsville; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 21, 2002

Shirley McCurry Payne
Shirley McCurry Payne, 63, Athens, died Thursday, August 15, 2002.
A native of Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Hoyt W. and Thelma Powers McCurry. She graduated from Athens High and Industrial School in 1957 and attended Tuskegee University.
The funeral was Monday, August 19, 2002, at East Lawn Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Larry Jones officiating.
Survivors include: her husband, Vernon Payne; three sons, Walter Clark Payne, Winder, Michael Anthony Payne, Madison, and Quaison Hamilton Payne, Athens; a sister, Lue Ellen Sewell, Athens; a brother, Felton Roosevelt McCurry, Oxford, Ala.; and 12 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Emory Multiple Myeloma Research Fund, 1440 Clifton Road, Northeast, Suite 116, Atlanta, Ga., 30322.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 21, 2002

Reginald Bernard Barnes
Reginald Bernard Barnes, 22, Athens, died Saturday, August 10, 2002.
A native of Richmond County, Mr. Barnes was a son of Ruth Barnes, Athens, and the late Curtis Johnson.
The funeral was Saturday, August 17, 2002, at New Grove Baptist Church, Winterville, with Dr. James Washington Jr. officiating. Burial was in Spaulding Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include: four sisters, Lashawna Barnes, Evelyn Barnes and Pamela Gardner, all of Athens, and Cordelia Howard, Colbert; grandparents, Gene and Florence Coleman, Athens; and nieces and nephews.
Jackson-McWhorter Fun-eral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 21, 2002

Patricia A. Turpin
Mrs. Patricia Ann Turpin, 56, of Maysville, died Monday, August 12, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
A native of Hall County, Mrs. Turpin was a daughter of Viola Yarbrough Sheridan, Gainesville, and the late William Garney Sheridan.
She was a homemaker and a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to her father, Mrs. Turpin was preceded in death by a son, John Anthony Turpin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 15, at Diamond Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Elmer Maddox officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, John Turpin, Maysville; sons, Scott Crane, Maysville, Alvin Crane, Baldwin, and Jason Turpin, Gainesville; daughter, Donna Pilgrim, Maysville; sisters, Elizabeth Black, Judy Robertson and Rebecca Barrett, all of Gainesville; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a number of other relatives.
Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 21, 2002

William S. Prickett
William Styles Prickett, 75, of Commerce, died Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at Crystal Springs Nursing Home of an extended illness.
Mr. Prickett was born March 3, 1927, in Jackson County to the late Carl Prickett and Bertha Porter Prickett.
He was a retired bookkeeper for A&P Grocery Store, was a mechanic and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 15, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Jimmy Barry and Sammy Simmons officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Prickett is survived by his wife, Sara Ruth Elrod Prickett, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Lester and Aggie Prickett, Thomasville; daughter, Juanita Prickett, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and John Simmons and Wanda and A.J. Jr. Wood, all of Commerce, and Debra and Paul Rogers, Norcross; brothers, Larry Prickett, Caldwell, Idaho, and Howard Prickett, Marietta; sisters, Hilda Herbert, Jackson; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 21, 2002

Cheryl Ann Butler
Cheryl Ann Butler, 45, Maysville, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of Alvin and Marie Powell Parris, Maysville.
The funeral was Monday, August 19, 2002, at Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Jeter officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband, Michael Butler, a daughter, Michelle Butler, Marietta; a son, Michael Shawn Butler; two sisters, Tina Boswell and Cynthia Parris, both of Maysville; two brothers, Allan Parris, Stockbridge, and Keith Parris, Maysville; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 21, 2002


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