Madison County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 13, 2002


Columbus T.
‘CT’ Dalton
Columbus Thomas “CT” Dalton, 61, of Danielsville, died Thursday, November 7, 2002.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Dalton was a son of the late Fred Dalton and Gainell Hicks Huntsinger.
He was a retired transmission specialist with Brackrowe Chevrolet in Athens.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 9, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Billy Fowler officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Wayne Huntsinger, Billy Huntsinger, C.C. Huntsinger, Michael Wilbanks, Eric Duvan, Charles White and Roy Stringer served as pallbearers.
Mr. Dalton is survived by his wife, Linda Bearden Dalton; one daughter, Melinda Dalton, Danielsville; one son, Tommy Dalton, Bowman; one sister, Inez Stringer, Jefferson; two brothers, Charles Ray Huntsinger, Jefferson, and Mack Huntsinger, Colbert; and three grandchildren, Misty Brewer, Christy Brewer and Matthew King.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 13, 2002

Jack R. Duncan
Jack R. Duncan, 75, of Carlton, formerly of Cham-blee, died Tuesday, November 5, 2002.
Mr. Duncan was retired from General Motors, Doraville, with 33 years of service, and was active in the UAW, Local #10. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 8, in the chapel of Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, with the Rev. Vernon L. Coolidge officiating. Burial was in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens.
Survivors include four sons, Jack T. Duncan, Woodstock, Alfred Joseph Duncan, Carlton, Dennis D. Duncan, Hampton, and Mark A. Duncan, Madison; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Eternal Hills Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 13, 2002

Utah ‘Beetle’ Phillips
Utah “Beetle” Phillips, 62, of the University Nursing Home, Athens, formerly of Royston, died Sunday, November 10, 2002.
Born in Franklin County on July 4, 1940, Mr. Phillips was a son of the late Dilliard Franklin and Frances Mozelle James Phillips.
He was a retired electrician.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by two brothers, James Douglas Phillips and Belton R. Phillips, and a sister, Genomie Patrick.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, in the Pennington Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Jonathan Randall officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Jazmyne DeRepentigny, Fort Worth, Texas; three brothers, Thomas Phillips and Danny Wayne Phillips, both of Royston, and Bobby “Bo” Phillips, Canon; three sisters, Annie Sue Minish, Bowman, and Gale Strickland and Louise Dudley, both of Commerce; and two grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 13, 2002

Mary Dobbs
Mrs. Mary Frances Fitzpatrick Dobbs, 81, of Ila, died Thursday, November 7, 2002.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mrs. Dobbs was a daughter of the late Earnest O. and Chester White Fitzpatrick.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 10, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in Ila Cemetery.
Mrs. Dobbs is survived by her husband, Howard Dobbs; son and daughter-in-law, James and Dale Dobbs, Cleveland; daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Al James, Athens, and Wanda and Billy Loggins, Gainesville; sisters, Jeffie Fitzpatrick, Commerce, Robbie Burnett and Martha Davis, both of Greenville, S.C., Vera Timms, Clermont, and Chester Wylder, Stockbridge; brothers, Wilson Fitzpatrick and Clyde Fitzpatrick, both of Danielsville, and Horace Fitzpatrick, Cleveland; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 13, 2002
Dorothy M. Ayers
Mrs. Dorothy Mae Phillips Ayers, 58, of Toccoa, died Monday, November 11, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Ayers was a daughter of Jeanette Phillips, Madison County, and the late Otis Phillips.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one daughter, Elaine Dean, Toccoa; one son, Ronald Ayers, Toccoa; three sisters, Linda Campbell, Martha Phillips and Louise Phillips, all of Madison County; seven brothers, Ralph Phillips, Charles Phillips, Floyd Phillips, Travis Phillips, Phillip Phillips, Jerry Phillips and James Phillips, all of Madison County; and three grandchildren.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 13, 2002

Freddie L. Tebo
Freddie Lee Tebo, 46, of Commerce, died Friday, November 1, 2002.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in the Diamond Hill Baptist Church cemetery, Maysville.
Mr. Tebo was preceded in death by his father, Robert Tebo.
Survivors include his fiancée, Debra Turpin, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Marsha Alford, Commerce; step-son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Dori Turpin, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Roger King, Danielsville; step-daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Smith and Jimmy Buffington, Carnesville; step-daughter, Laci Sellers, Commerce; sister and brother-in-law, Sandi and Howard McKinney, Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Hannah and Mason King, Ron and Hunter Alford, Blake and Brandon Turpin, Dillon and Brittany Smith and Cory Shuler; and many nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, with Jimmy “Digger” Waldroup and Doug Allen assisting with burial.
The Madison County Journal, November 13, 2002


S.D. Scroggs
S.D. Scroggs, 83, of Cornelia, died Thursday, November 7, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Scroggs was born July 31, 1919, in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Samuel Damascus Sr. and Della Martin Scroggs.
Mr. Scroggs was retired as owner and operator of Scroggs Tire Company and was a farmer. He was also retired from the Habersham County School System as a bus driver, with 28 years of service.
Mr. Scroggs was a member of Soque Wheelers Square Dancers, the Sheriff’s Posse, and enjoyed camping and traveling. He was also a member of Level Grove Baptist Church and the Caleb’s Clan Sunday School Class.
Mr. Scroggs was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Scroggs, three brothers, Earl Scroggs, Ray Scroggs and Howard Scroggs, and two sisters, Blanche Stephens and Ola Belle Herrin Hallford.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Terry Rice officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Scroggs is survived by his wife, Elsie Harrison Scroggs, Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law, Marcia S. and Lecil Sorrow, Colbert; son and daughter-in-law, Clint and Jackie Scroggs, Alto; brother and sister-in-law, Bascomb and Mathilda Scroggs, Cornelia; and grandson, Casey Scroggs, Alto.
Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Level Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 416, Cornelia, GA 30531, or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Scarlett Whelcel, 4050 GA Hwy. 115, Demorest, GA 30535.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 13, 2002

Terry Goossens
Terance David “Terry” Goossens, 60, of Winterville, died Wednesday, November 6, 2002.
A native of Livonia, N.Y., Mr. Goossens was a son of the late Frank Nicholas and Esther Bettis Goossens.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was the owner and operator of Terry Paving Company. Mr. Goossens was a member of the Moose Club and was of the Lutheran faith.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Don Goossens.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 9, in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Athens, with the Revs. Elmer Butler and James Shelton and Jim DeRevere officiating.
Mr. Goossens is survived by his wife, Linda Ann Nash, Winterville; son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Janet Goossens, Elberton; daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Tony Alford, Colbert; brother, Harv Goossens, Livonia, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Nick Bray, Blake Alford and Suzanne Goossens.
Memorials may be made to the Down Syndrome Association, 7000 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, NE, Bldg. 5, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30328.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 13, 2002

George L. Bassett
George Lee Bassett, 51, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, November 12, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Bassett was born in Greenville, S.C., on July 16, 1951. He was a son of the late James (Shorty) and Ruby Pauline Hunsinger Bassett.
Mr. Bassett was a brick mason and a member of Calvary Temple Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Edward Bassett and Larry Gene Bassett.
A memorial service was held at noon Wednesday, November 13, at Calvary Temple Church with Mr. Bassett’s sister, the Rev. Patsy Hayes, officiating.
Survivors include three sisters, Mary Bassett and the Rev. Hayes, both of Danielsville, and Bobbie Callaway, Washington; two brothers, James (Jimmy) Bassett, Danielsville, and Woodie Bassett, Comer; and nieces and nephews.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 13, 2002

Gladys Eberhart
Miss Gladys Eberhart, 78, of Colbert, died Tuesday, November 12, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Miss Eberhart was a daughter of the late Earl and Pearl Eberhart.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 14, in the Colbert Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Beckham officiating.
Miss Eberhart is survived by a sister, Florene McGinnis, Colbert; and nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 13, 2002

Andrea Roberts
Mrs. Andrea Kathleen Swensen Roberts, 58, of Royston, died Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Roberts was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 16, 1944, the daughter of Authur George Swensen, Royston, and the late Olga Korick Swensen.
She was a retired nurse and of the Catholic faith.
Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by a grandson, Hunter Alexander English.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 8, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with Father Terence Kane officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
In addition to her father, Mrs. Roberts is survived by a daughter, Erica Brooke Roberts, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 13, 2002


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