Madison County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 25, 2002


Mike Guest
Charles Michael “Mike” Guest, 46, of Hull, died Monday, September 23, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mr. Guest was born in Athens on April 12, 1956. He was the fifth child born to Ruth and Harville Guest, Danielsville.
Mr. Guest was a retired automobile mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with Pastor Jim Stuchell officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Cemetery. Mr. Guest’s nephews served as pallbearers.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Guest is survived by his wife, Margie; daughter and son-in-law, Cassie and Alex Carrillo, Hull; grandchildren, Makayla and Alex Carrillo, both of Hull; sisters, Ginger Stuchell and Kathy Dellinger, Colbert, Patricia Holbrook, Commerce, and Carol Poe, Jefferson; and brothers, Billy Guest and Danny Guest, both of Danielsville, and Robert Guest, Lexington.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 25, 2002

James A. Gibson Jr.
James Aubrey Gibson Jr., 63, of Jefferson, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at his residence following a brief illness.
Mr. Gibson was born November 18, 1938, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late James A. and Sally Belle Damron Gibson.
He retired from ABB after 33 years of service and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Gibson was also a member of I.B.E.W.
He was the grandson of A.G. and Mary Dottery Gibson and was preceded in death by a brother, John Gordan Gibson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Ronnie Healan, Charles Crabbe and Jesse Mealor officiating. Burial was in the Redstone Methodist Church cemetery, Athens. Dean Archer, Steve Coker, John Dills, Daniel Gibson, Chuck Hawkins and Richard Reid served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Elrod Gibson, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Robyn Gibson and Steven Ayotte, Flowery Branch; daughter, Rita Gibson Baker, Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jennifer Gibson, Dahlonega; sisters, Nell Archer and Carol Dills, both of Jefferson, Sue Hawkins and Mary Lee, both of Athens, Jean Morgan, Watkinsville, and Jackie Reid, Commerce; brother, A.G. Gibson, Jefferson; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, 1230 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30607.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 25, 2002

Rhonda Compton
Mrs. Rhonda Mize Compton, 41, of Comer, died Wednesday, September 18, 2002.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Compton was a daughter of Nelson and Virginia Pierce Mize, of the Vanna Community.
She was an employee of the Department of Labor.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 20, at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. James F. Creason officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ronnie Dove, Phil Thomas, Dennis Mize, Don Chandler, Luke Mize, Allen Hyott and Stacy Burden served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Charlie Compton; two step-sons, Clay Compton and Randy Compton, both of Comer; one brother, Pierce Mize, of the Vanna Community; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 25, 2002

Lois V. Bradley
Ms. Lois Virginia Bradley, 65, of Athens, died Wednesday, September 18, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Ms. Bradley was a daughter of the late Clifford C. and Bessie Louise Jackson Bradley.
She was a retired inspector with Dairy Pak.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Larry Townsend officiating. Survivors include a daughter, Kerry L. Boothe, Bogart; sisters, Alba Bailey, Greensboro, N.C., Betty Queen, Lexington, and Wanda Gilbreath, Universal City, Texas; brother, Doyle Bradley, Athens; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 25, 2002

Sallie Whitehead
Mrs. Sallie Hughes Whitehead, 72, of Athens, died Sunday, September 22, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Whitehead was a daughter of the late Paul James and Elise Black Hughes. She was the widow of William “W.R.” Whitehead.
Mrs. Whitehead was an active Relay For Life participant and a member of Temple Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Revs. Jim Haralson and Albert Askew officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Andy Mapp, Roger Smith, Eugene Day, Dennis Tiller, Dean Troup and Bill Thornhill served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Dilmus Blackmon and Tony Norton.
Survivors include two daughters, Tina Couch, Athens, and Pam Clark, Watkinsville; one son, Mike Whitehead, Arnoldsville; one sister, Kathleen Preston, Comer; one brother, James Hughes, Danielsville; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Abbey Hospice, 10920 Hwy. 278 East, Covington, GA 30014.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 25, 2002

Gladys L. Greenway
Mrs. Gladys Lois Greenway, 85, of Danielsville, died Friday, September 20, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Greenway was born in Franklin County on October 18, 1916. She was a daughter of the late Elisha Mason and Mary Elizabeth Norris Patterson.
Mrs. Greenway was retired from BJC Nursing Home and was a member of the Commerce Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon Wayne Kitchens, a daughter, Kathleen Coker, and a son, J.C. Kitchens.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 22, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Curtis Hammond officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Methodist Church cemetery. Mrs. Greenway’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, Roy W. Kitchens, Carnesville; a daughter, Annie Mae Bellamy, Danielsville; a brother, Rudolph Patterson, Carnesville; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 25, 2002

Junior Youngblood
Paul Youngblood Jr., 74, of Royston, died Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Youngblood was born in Franklin County on September 28, 1927. He was a son of the late Paul Youngblood Sr. and the late Annie Ruth Chastain Youngblood Hill.
Mr. Youngblood was retired from the shipping department of Dixie Yarns and was a member of Faith Valley Holiness Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, in which he served four years. Mr. Youngblood also served four years in the U.S. Army Reserve.
He was the last member of his immediate family, with two brothers, Fred and Tench Youngblood, preceding him in death.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 20, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Johnny Stowe and Jonathan Swing officiating. Burial was in the Faith Valley Holiness Church cemetery. Paul Stephen Dawkins, Yancey Ford, Roger Akins, Richard Bennett, David Aldrich and Steven Hendrix served as pallbearers.
Mr. Youngblood is survived by his wife, Marian Ruth Kirschbaum Youngblood, Royston; sons, Paul William Youngblood, Lakeland, Fla., and David Alfred Youngblood, Royston; daughters, Paula Youngblood Dawkins, Colbert, Ruth Anne Luper, Lavonia, and Donna Carol Goss and Emma Kate Bennett, both of Bowman; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 25, 2002

Mattie Fowler
Mrs. Mattie Smith Fowler, 83, of Hull, died Sunday, September 22, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Fowler was a daughter of the late William Bud Smith and Alice Bruce Smith.
She was retired from Mary Lilly Cotton Mill. Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by her husband, Vester Lee Fowler, and two sons, J.T. Fowler and Carl Edward Fowler.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September, 24, at Edwards Baptist Church with the Rev. Curtis Lee Hammond officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Fowler’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, William “Frog” Fowler, Farmington, and Junior Lee Fowler, Comer; four daughters, Corine Herring, Irene Moore, Mary Ann Bently Minish and Diane McElroy, all of Hull; two sisters, Rose Lee Harper, Winder, and Mary Etta Faigley, Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 25, 2002

Pauline S. Smith
Mrs. Pauline Elizabeth Stone Smith, 93, of Royston, died Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Smith was born in Madison County on February 26, 1909, a daughter of the late William Edmond Stone and the late Mary Sue Cromer Stone.
She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was involved in all church activities. Mrs. Smith served as church pianist and as an Adult Sunday School Teacher for 45 years. She was also a member of the U.M.W.
Mrs. Smith wrote the Cromer’s Mill news section for local papers for many years and was a member of the Fifty Plus Club. Her husband was the late Mallie N. Smith.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Grady Smith, a brother, Jerome Stone, and two sisters, Verona Hughes and Janie Gregory.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 19, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Earl Goode officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Todd Smith, Jeff Warrenfells, Josh Lunsford and Benny Hart served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, William M. “Bill” Smith, Washington, and Charles N. Smith, Comer; three grandchildren, Todd Smith and Tonya S. Hill, both of Comer, and Shelley S. Warrenfells, Washington; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Buford Bond, 1420 Athens Road, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 25, 2002

Russell N. Bridges
Russell Noell Bridges, of Comer, died Wednesday, September 18, 2002.
A lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Bridges was born April 14, 1950. He was the son of Lindsey and Isabell Bridges.
A believer in Christ, Mr. Bridges was of the Baptist denomination. He was employed for over 30 years with ABB, formerly Westinghouse, and was an avid hunter and fisherman, NASCAR fanatic and a devoting father and companion. True to his favorite saying, “We ride out of here at high noon.”
A service, celebrating his life, was held at noon Saturday, September 21, at Comer Baptist Church with Jerry Ediger officiating. Burial was in the Moon’s Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Glenn Spratlin, Mike Benson, Roger Thrasher, David Adams, Melvin Adams and Robert Chandler served as pallbearers.
Mr. Bridges is survived by many loved ones, family and friends, including his immediate family, Marilyn J. Bridges, Heather, Erin, Rachel, Christopher, Michael, Haley and Chloe; son-in-law, Glenn Spratlin; grandson, Glenn Spratlin II; brothers, Wallace Bridges and Leon Bridges; sister, Frances Hammond; brother-in-law, Bill Hammond; and sisters-in-law, Clydean Bridges and Cornelia Bridges.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 25, 2002


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