Madison County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 23, 2002


Betty L. Parham
Miss Betty Lou Parham, 68, of Comer, died Sunday, October 20, 2002.
Miss Parham was born in Elberton, a daughter of the late Lester Gibson Parham Sr. and Ezzie Lou Guest Parham.
She was a retired seamstress with Comer Monarch Co. and was a member of Meadow Baptist Church. Miss Parham was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Parham, Marshall Parham and Lester Parham.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Mike Sarna officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Baptist Church cemetery. Miss Parham’s nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Coile and Robbie Perry, both of Comer; two brothers, Billy Parham, Carlton, and Troy Parham, Comer; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 23, 2002

Henry Pierce
Henry Allen Pierce, 78, of Comer, died Friday, October 18, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Pierce was born in Madison County on August 20, 1924. He was a son of the late John S. and Pearlie Booth Pierce.
Mr. Pierce retired from Boaz Carpet Yarns and worked as a welder with Garrett Paving Company. He also worked at N.E. Georgia Security Company and was band manager for Transco City Band.
Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by a grandson, Tracy Sheridan, eight brothers, Hubert, Otha, Leonard, Cody, Hoyt, Dorsey, Lonnie and June Pierce, and four sisters, Coley Sparks, Louise Layfield, Clara Mae Russell and Agnes Winn. He was the last member of his immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 20, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Darvin Cash and Eugene Pritchett and Layman Otis Graham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Allen Russum, Tommy Dalton, Brian Adams, Brandon Russell, Steven Moss, Tommy Coile, Tony Russell, Ricky Martin and Wendell Pierce served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were employees of Garrett Paving Company.
Mr. Pierce is survived by his wife, Minnie Lee Coile Pierce, Comer; daughters and sons-in-law, Herbert and Louise Pierce Kniphfer, Winterville, and Dale and Lisa Hughes Maxwell, Bowman; son and daughter-in-law, Donny W. and Martha Hughes, Comer; great-grandchildren, Marshanna Hughes, Brandon W. Hughes, Billy A. Sheridan and Jessica N. Sheridan, all of Comer; step-granddaughters, Teresa Kniphfer, Bartow, and Angie Barrow, Augusta; step-great-granddaughters, Lisa Maxwell Dean, Danielsville, and Natasha Purvis, Swainsboro; and step-great-great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Dean, Danielsville.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 23, 2002

Mattie House
Mrs. Mattie Pearl Collins House, 61, of Danielsville, died Thursday, October 17, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. House was born September 20, 1941, a daughter of the late Freddie and Mattie Pearl Ward Collins.
She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Mrs. House was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Marie Ann Abercrombie House, and a step-grandson, Brian Teasley.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 20, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Glenn Guest officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Huel Pass, L.E. Barker, Don Youngblood, Dean Rice, Paul Gaines and Ralph House served as pallbearers.
Mrs. House is survived by her husband, John House, Danielsville; son, Tommy Allen House, Danielsville; daughters, Veronica Mae House and Lisa House, both of Danielsville; step-daughter, Sheila Teasley, Hartwell; grandchildren, Jonathan House, Tyler Skipper and Brady Miller, all of Danielsville; step-granddaughter, Robin Bannister, Donalds, S.C.; and step-great-grandson, Noah Bannister, Donalds, S.C.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 23, 2002

Betty Lou Trotter
Mrs. Betty Lou Royston Trotter, 80, of Gainesville, died Friday, October 18, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Trotter was born in Royston, a daughter of the late Oscar T. Royston and Leonia Hall Royston.
She was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church. Mrs. Trotter had lived in Hall County for 55 years, and was the owner and operator of Trotter Grocery Store on Pine Street for several years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #7, the Hospital Auxiliary and the local Garden Club.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 21, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Drewery Loggins officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mrs. Trotter is survived by her husband, Richard W. “Dick” Trotter, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Richard F. and Susan Trotter, Athens; daughter, Patricia Ann Giles, Valdosta; sisters, Edna Mayo McCrary, Charlotte, N.C., and Zora Bell Wellborn, Royston; granddaughters and husbands, Lisa and Rob Gilchrist, Valdosta, Linda Giles and Peter Riebling, Greenwood, S.C., and Sherri and Tom Corker, Sausalito, Calif.; granddaughter, Leah Trotter, Atlanta; and great-grandchildren, Savannah Jane Gilchrist and Thomason Gilchrist, both of Valdosta.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.
The Madison County Journal, October 23, 2002

Anne Haynes
Mrs. Anne Armstrong Haynes, 54, of Comer, died Monday, October 21, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Haynes was a daughter of the late Herman L. and Edna Grant Armstrong.
She was a nurse, having practiced in the Athens area for over 30 years. Mrs. Haynes was preceded in death by a brother, Richard L. Armstrong.
Mrs. Haynes is survived by her husband, Randy Haynes; step-son, Randolph Haynes Jr., Madison, Fla.; sisters, Rachel Johnson, Danielsville, and Rebecca Mayo, Lexington; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 1640 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606, or to St. Mary’s Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 23, 2002

Nancy L. Smith
Mrs. Nancy Louise Barber Smith, 62, of Athens, died Friday, October 18, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of Thurston Barber Sr., and Sarah Helen Sims Barber. She was the widow of Jack Ray Smith.
Mrs. Smith lived most of her life in Athens and was retired from Westclox/General Times Corp. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 20, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Ralph Arnold officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Baptist Church cemetery. Randy Dorsey, Danny Hoopaugh, Johnny Barber, Mark Collingsworth, Wayne Jones and Brandon Hayes served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Jennifer Smith, Athens; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Matthew Allen, Athens, and Elaine and Dee Prince, Comer; brother, Thurston Barber Jr., Hull; sister, Ann Dorsey, Jefferson; grandchildren, Casey and Brooke Allen and Sydney Prince; and several nieces and nephews.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 23, 2002

Bobby L. Archer
Bobby Lee Archer, 77, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Archer was born in Madison County on April 21, 1925. He was a son of the late David Anderson and Carrie Savannah Pace Archer.
Mr. Archer was the owner of Archers Garage and Wrecker Service and was a member of Center Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Joe Archer, and a daughter, June Archer.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at Red Stone Methodist Church with the Revs. Bill Carpenter and Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Archer is survived by his wife, Nell Gibson Archer, Jefferson; three sons, David Archer and Dean Archer, both of Athens, and Eddie Archer, Jefferson; two daughters, Barbara Campbell, Greensboro, and Helen Rider, Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Ralph Archer, Nicholson; one sister, Mozelle Jackson, Commerce; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 23, 2002

Donald R. Fischer
Donald R. Fischer, 68, of Commerce, died Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Fischer was a native of Allegheny County, Pa. He was the son of the late Fredrick A. Fischer and Susanna Davies Fischer and the step-son of the late John S. Shafer.
Mr. Fischer was a retired vice president in charge of operations at Baker & Taylor Co., Commerce, and was a member of the Commerce First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Commerce Kiwanis Club and the Athens Country Club, and was named “Kiwanian of the Year” this year by the Commerce Kiwanis Club.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 24, at Commerce First United Methodist Church with Dr. Tom Lewis and the Rev. Brian Stowe officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Fischer is survived by his wife, Loette Craft Fischer, Commerce; sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Andrea Fischer and Michael and DeLisa Fischer, all of Commerce; granddaughter, Ashley Fischer, Commerce; and grandson, Jackson Fischer, Commerce.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 23, 2002

Allie E. Collins
Miss Allie E. Collins, 55, of Commerce, died Sunday, October 20, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Miss Collins was born May 21, 1947, in Jackson County, a daughter of Pauline Benton Collins, Commerce, and the late Thomas Collins.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Curtis Greene officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to her mother, Miss Collins is survived by a sister, Brenda Stowe, Commerce; niece, Lisa Ginn, Commerce; nephews, Mikel and Mathu Stowe, both of Commerce; and great-nieces, Summer and Savannah Ginn, both of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 23, 2002
Patricia Hunter
Miss Patricia Hunter, 64, of Hull, died Monday, October 21, 2002.
Miss Hunter was a native of Clarke County. She was a daughter of Katherleen Shaw Hunter and the late William Paul Hunter.
Miss Hunter was a graduate of Crawford W. Long Nursing School and was retired from the Georgia Tech infirmary. She was a member of First Christian Church.
Miss Hunter was preceded in death by a sister, Vicki Hunter McCain.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, with the Revs. Ray Austin, John Richardson, Randy Crowe and Eric Jones officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Allen Hunter Jr., James Hunter, Jimmy Flanagan, David McElroy, Lafayette McElroy and Gene Brown served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include, sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Jo Hunter, Hull, Beverly Hunter Bargfrede and Robert C. Bargfrede, Watkinsville, and Paula and Paul Jones, Hull; nephews, Eric Jones, Darren Jones, and Dirk Bargfrede; niece, Lari McCain; two great-nephews and one great-niece.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund or to the Hull Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 23, 2002


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