Madison County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2002


Ricky Morris
Ricky Morris, 43, of Athens, died Thursday, September 12, 2002.
A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Mr. Morris was a son of Joe Donald Morris, Watkinsville, and the late Donna Rae Phillips Morris.
Mr. Morris was a 1977 graduate of Oconee County High School and was employed with Georgia Power as a lineman and dispatcher. He was a member of Watkinsville Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 14, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, with the Rev. Odell Elrod officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Jeff Cronic, David Cronic, Richard Cronic, Johnny Cronic, Dennis Bradley, Tommy Smith, David Smith and Tracy Carson served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Kathy Morris; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Rachael Morris, Athens; and brother, Tony Lamar Morris, Florida.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 18, 2002

William E.
(W.E.) Ginn Jr.
William Emiel (W.E.) Ginn Jr., 65, of Cypress, Texas, formerly of Hart County and Greenville, S.C., died Wednesday, September 11, 2002, at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C.
Mr. Ginn was born in Hart County on September 19, 1936, a son of the late W. Emiel and Dora Seymour Ginn.
He worked for Channel-Track and Tube-Way Ind as a salesman in Houston, Texas, for 24 years and was a member of Roper Mountain Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C. He was also a member of the Lone Star Insulator Club of Houston, Texas, the Dixie Jewel Insulator Club of Georgia, and the Instrument Society of America.
Mr. Ginn graduated from Royston High School in 1954 and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 14, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. John Kay officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Martin Carey, Theron Ginn, Jerry Gaines, Tommy Ginn, Eric Eberhardt, Terry Kay and Gary Kay served as pallbearers.
Mr. Ginn is survived by his wife, Joanne Pierce Ginn, Cypress, Texas; sons, Mitchell Ginn, Douglas Ginn and Michael Ginn, all of Houston Texas, and Steven Ginn, College Station, Texas; brothers, Robert C. Ginn, Royston, Thomas M. Ginn, Marietta, and Edward A. Ginn, Easley, S.C.; sisters, Leondra Eberhardt, Milledgeville, and Nancy Hill, Danielsville; four grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 18, 2002

Larry
J. Martin
Larry Jackson Martin, 63, of Statham, died Thursday, September 12, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Martin was a son of the late Morris and Addice Payne Martin.
He served in the U.S. Marines and was retired from Air Products and Chemicals, where he worked as a truck driver. Mr. Martin was a member of the Statham American Legion.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Carl Butcher officiating.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Jerrye Crowe Martin; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy Lynn and Todd Nance, Comer, and Tonya Ann and Craig Calhoun, Monroe; step-daughters, Kim Michael, Athens, and Diane Branch and Stacy Hardigree, both of Watkinsville; step-son, Stan Michael, Bishop; sister, Peggy Akin, Tucker; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 5621, Athens, GA 30604-5621.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 18, 2002

Kathie F. Puckett
Mrs. Kathie Faith Puckett, 48, of Athens, died Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness.
Mrs. Puckett was born June 25, 1954, in Athens, a daughter of Louise Young Hilliard, Colbert, and the late Robert D. Hilliard.
She was employed as a nurse with Athens Regional Medical Center and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church, Athens.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 19, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Terry Smith and Tom Miles officiating. Burial will be in the Crooked Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Mike Jakubowicz, Johnny Lord, Thomas Peavey, Billy Puckett, Carroll Puckett, Ben Shadburn and Ben Smith will serve as pallbearers.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Puckett is survived by her husband, John Melton Puckett, Athens; four sons, John Puckett, Mark Puckett and Robert Puckett, all of Athens, and William Puckett, Jefferson; one daughter, Rebecca Puckett, Athens; one brother, Chris Hilliard, Colbert; one sister, Hope Smith, Hull; and three grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 18, 2002

Alice L. Hanly
Mrs. Alice L. Hanly, 62, of Skowhegan, Maine, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, September 3, 2002.
Mrs. Hanly was a daughter of the late Roy and Ruby Amos.
Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Orosco and Tammy Von Husen, both of Maine; three sisters, Carolyn Cowart, Statham, Barbara Norton, Danielsville, and Irene Field, Plantation, Fla.; three brothers, Buddy Amos, Roy Lee Amos and Billy Amos, all of Texas; five grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
The Madison County Journal, September 18, 2002

Larry E. Myers
Larry Edward Myers, 49, of Tignall, died Tuesday, September 10, 2002.
Mr. Myers was born in Athens, Clarke County, a son of the late Grady Lee and Marie Payne Myers.
He was self-employed as a mobile home repairman and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 13, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Jim Edwards and Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial was in the Temple United Methodist Church cemetery. Ruff Smith, Carl Beach, Joe Alewine, Marvin Partain, Jeremy Warren and Dave Wilson served as pallbearers.
Mr. Myers is survived by his wife, Sherell Young Myers, Tignall; one daughter, Penny T. Myers Kerns, Madison County; four step-daughters, April Lynn Darling, Ladston, S.C., Angie Louise Kelly, James Island, S.C., Andrea Lorraine Rhodes, Tignall, and Charline Leigh Rhodes, Madison County; one son, Wesley Myers-Marguina, Madison County; one sister, Agnes Marie (Peno) Jawkowsky, Madison County; one half-sister, Edna Garrish, Maysville; one brother, Johnny Lee Myers, Danielsville; and six grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 18, 2002

Jimmie L. Bryant
Mrs. Jimmie Lee Bryant, 75, of Commerce, formerly of Athens, died Thursday, September 12, 2002.
A native of New Holland, Mrs. Bryant was the daughter of the late Rufus C. and Guynell (Bob) Tilley Smith.
She was a homemaker and a member of West End Baptist Church, Athens. Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Bryant.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at West End Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Elliott and the Rev. Lee Hunter officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Randall Hanley, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Gerri Bryant, Hull; son, Randy Bryant, Athens; grandchildren, Christy Belcher, Kenneth Hanley and Rhonda Barber; great-grandchildren, Rand and Will Belcher and Brandon and Dillon Barber; and close friend, Mrs. Willie Crawford.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 890 Boulevard, Athens, GA 30601.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 18, 2002

Maxie Griggs
Mrs. Maxie Guinell Griggs, 76, of Athens, died Monday, September 9, 2002, after an extended stay in St. Mary’s Long Term Care.
Mrs. Griggs was born in Blount County, Ala., in 1926, and moved to Athens in 1965. She was a member of Attica Baptist Church, Jackson County.
Mrs. Griggs was preceded in death by her husband, Claude L. Griggs, her parents, Roxie and Turner Dover, a brother, John Dover, and a sister, Merline Fleming.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, with the Rev. Ed Raines officiating. Burial was in the Attica Baptist Church cemetery. David Griggs, James Kinley, Cary Kinley, Danny Fleming, G.J. Carnes and Burt Strickland served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Diane and James Kinley, Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey and Teresa Griggs, David and Sang Sun Griggs and Charles and Ellen Griggs, all of Athens; nephew, Danny Fleming, Commerce, whom she raised; grandchildren, Leon Griggs, Janie Griggs, Cary Kinley, Amy Strickland, Heather Howard and Karen Carnes; great-grandchildren, Kyle Vining, Taylor Strickland, Jeremiah Strickland, Kensley Carnes and Jaden Carnes; and sisters, Thecla Alldredge, Oneonta, Ala., and Bessie Jack Wood, Blountsville, Ala.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 18, 2002

Veronica
S. Luthi
Mrs. Veronica Sponsel Luthi, 78, of Athens, died Sunday, September 15, 2002.
A native of Edson, Kan., Mrs. Luthi was a daughter of the late James and Bess Sponsel.
She was a veteran of World War II and was retired from AT & T. Mrs. Luthi had resided in Athens since 1968. She was a member of Athens Duplicate Bridge Club, the AT&T Pioneers and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Mrs. Luthi was preceded in death by her husband, Pinson “Peck” Luthi, and a son, Mark Stephen Luthi.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father John W. McDowell officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include four sons, Craig Luthi, Lilburn, David Luthi, Athens, Jeff Luthi, Danielsville, and Phillip Luthi, Winston-Salem, N.C.; five sisters, Myrtle Vinduska, Opal Ihrig, Blanche Beltch and Rita Welle, all of Goodland, Kan., and Theresa Schrievogel, Cheyenne Wells, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 18, 2002

Phil H. Ashley
Phil Homer Ashley, 56, of Hull, died Friday, September 13, 2002.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Ashley was a son of the late James D. and Florence Patterson Ashley.
He was a retired industrial engineer, having worked for the U.S. Government, including the Department of Defense, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, September 16, in Evergreen Memorial Park with Chaplain Mark Fite officiating.
Survivors include a brother, James D. Ashley Jr., Snellville; two nieces, one nephew and two great-nieces.
Memorials may be made to Saint Mary’s Hospice Home Care, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 18, 2002


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