Madison County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 18, 2002


Marion Bales
Mrs. Marion Bales, 72, of Danielsville, died Friday, December 13, 2002.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Bales was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Flora Carter Bowles.
She was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 15, at Friendship Baptist Church with Dr. Joe Davis and the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Danny Nix, Lee Bales Sr., Lee Bales Jr., Jimmy Bales, Dale Bowles and Michael Burgess served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Matt Bales, Cody Archer and Colton Archer.
Mrs. Bales is survived by her husband, Clint Bales; daughter and son-in-law, Mellysa and Michael Archer, Danielsville; sons and daughters-in-law, James Richard and Brenda Bales, Watkinsville, Jack Russell and Sherry Bales, Bogart, and Gregory Len and Ann Bales, Ila; sisters, Lois Burgess, Athens, and Rosa Roland, Danielsville; brothers, Delmar Bowles, Colbert, and Tom Bowles, Norwood, Mo.; grandchildren, Amy Moorehead, Billie Jo Bales, Jamie Bales, Jackie Baker, Jennifer Brese, Matt Bales, Cody Archer, Colton Archer, Hank Bales and Luke Bales; and great-grandchildren, Caleb Bales, Cain Baker, Avery Brese, Emily Bales and Bailey Baker.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 18, 2002

Jim W. Barton
Jim W. Barton, 76, of Royston, died Sunday, December 15, 2002, at Hart County Hospital, Hartwell.
Born in Elbert County on August 8, 1926, Mr. Barton was a son of the late Ernest and Cornelia Carruth Barton.
He was retired from the granite industry as a stonecutter and was a member of Mill Shoal Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Barton was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, at Mill Shoal Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Alvin “Porky” Bryant, Doyle Freeman, Aaron Bryant, Billy Parham, Dock Dalton and Gary Booth served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the Rev. Glenn Bryant and members of the Adult Sunday School Class.
Mr. Barton is survived by his wife, Sara Elizabeth Freeman Barton, Royston; three daughters, Marie Welborn Mize, Dewy Rose, Liz Barton, Athens, and Jeannie Sue Barton, Royston; four sisters, Earline Bryant, Royston, Nancy Orr, Charleston, S.C., Kathleen Bryant, Greenwood, S.C., and Martha Cox, Bowman; two brothers, Doyle Barton, Shabbona, Ill., and John Barton, Bowman; and six grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 18, 2002

Charles Morris
Charles Gilbert Morris, 84, of Colbert, died Sunday, December 15, 2002.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Morris was a son of the late Charles Hamilton and Clyde Griffeth Morris.
He retired from Dairy Pak and was a member of Colbert United Methodist Church. Mr. Morris was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Allison Morris, Hobson Morris and William D. Morris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, at Colbert United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Haralson officiating. Burial was in Colbert Cemetery. Mr. Morris’ nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma L. Morris; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Patricia Morris, Colbert; daughters and sons-in-law, Delores and Mike Kennedy and Rita and Donald Whitehead, all of Comer, and Barbara and Barry Clack, Hull; daughters, Diane Parham, Colbert, and Laura Alexander, Ila; brother, Ray Morris, Comer; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Colbert United Methodist Church Building Fund or to St. Mary’s Hospice.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 18, 2002

Allene
‘Nanny’ Boleman
Mrs. Allene “Nanny” Hill Boleman, 79, of Royston, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Boleman was born in Franklin County on May 10, 1923, a daughter of the late Richard and Allie Glover Hill.
She was a homemaker and a member of Franklin Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Boleman was preceded in death by her husband, Jarrell Franklin Boleman, four grandchildren, Keith Duncan, Jerry Boleman, Greg Boleman and Baby Girl Boleman, and three brothers, Clifford, Floyd and Edward Hill.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 12, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Paul Vickery and David Wilson officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, South.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Hart, Hartwell, and Linda Boleman, Royston; two sons, Frank Boleman, Colbert, and John Boleman, Watkinsville; two sisters, Irene Mason, Royston, and Berthene Shanklin, Anderson, S.C.; one brother, Marvin Hill, Royston; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 18, 2002

Fred M. McDonald Sr.
Fred Melvin McDonald Sr., 83, of Danielsville, died Monday, December 16, 2002.
Born July 12, 1919, Mr. McDonald was a son of the late George Lewis and Minnie Elizabeth Ryder McDonald.
He was retired as vice-president of over 14 mills in the Klopman Division of Burlington Mills and was the owner and operator of McDonald’s Carpets in Danielsville, Commerce and Athens. Mr. McDonald was preceded in death by two sons, Bobby McDonald and Grady Lee McDonald.
“He fought a good fight and kept the faith,” said family members.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 19, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with Coleman Whitehead officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, Ladyne B. McDonald, Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Fred M. McDonald Jr. and Victoria P. McDonald, Athens; step-daughters, Freda Graham and LaRae Freeman; grandson, Shawn Joseph McDonald, Asheville, N.C.; sisters and brother-in-law, Mildred McDonald Childree and Sam Childree, Reidsville, N.C., Molean McDonald Hayes, Monroe, and Sarah Frances McDonald Shearin, Emporia, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Hersheal George and Virginia Lynn McDonald Sr., Raleigh, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Hospice House Fund, 155 Oglethorpe Avenue, Suite 200C, Athens, GA 30606.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 18, 2002

Cecil Bullock
Hiram Cecil Bullock Sr., 84, of Comer, died Sunday, December 15, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Bullock was a son of the late Bea Lambert and Lozie Reid Bullock.
Mr. Bullock was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, serving in Iwo Jima, receiving the Purple Heart. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier and was a member of Comer Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, at Comer Baptist Church with Dr. Tom Lang officiating. Burial was in Comer Cemetery. Members of the Comer Baptist Men’s Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Bullock is survived by his wife, Lonnie Merle Bullock, Comer; and son and daughter-in-law, Hiram Cecil Jr. and Paula Bullock, Elberton.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 18, 2002

Bernice D. Carr
Mrs. Bernice Doss Carr, 76, of Maysville, died Thursday, December 12, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Carr was a daughter of the late Embry and Flonie Black Doss. She was born September 3, 1926, in Jackson County.
Mrs. Carr was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Carr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 14, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. James Dumas officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include one son, Jeff Carr, Maysville; one daughter, Henrietta Thrasher, Carlton; one brother, James Doss, Maysville; one sister, Mildred Jordan, Maysville; and six grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 18, 2002

John W. Evans Jr.
John William Evans Jr., 39, of Jefferson, died Sunday, December 15, 2002, at his residence of an extended illness.
A native of Muscogee County, Mr. Evans was the son of Jane B. Kitchens, Jefferson, and the late John William Evans Sr.
He worked with Adams Tile and Terrazzo Co.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Steve Wilson and Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in the Bold Springs Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, April Evans, Athens; maternal grandmother, Beatrice Pinkston, Winder; step-father, Bud Kitchens, Jefferson; brother, Fred Evans, Monroe; sisters, Kaye Phillips and Lynn Evans, both of Nicholson, and Millie Blake, Winder; step-sisters, Linda Kitchens, Athens, and Lisa Kitchens, Danielsville; step-brother, Anthony Kitchens, Danielsville; several nieces and nephews and one great-nephew.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 18, 2002

James Greer
James F. “Jimmy” Greer, 69, of Royston, died Monday, November 18, 2002, at Emory Cartersville Medical Center, Cartersville.
Born in Hopkinsville, Ky., Mr. Greer was the son of Mary B. “Tiny” Greer, Royston.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served as a tail gunner on a B-29 during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Greer was a retired salesman.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 15, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Brian Clark officiating.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Greer is survived by a son, James F. Greer Jr.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Martha Little, 121 Athens Street, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 18, 2002

Mary Colley
Mrs. Mary E. Colley, 75, of Hull, died Sunday, December 15, 2002.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Colley was a daughter of the late Sam Oliver and Exie Strickland Bowles. She was the wife of the late Walter Colley Jr.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Jamie Doster officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Shane Barber, Doug Barber, Charles Mauldin, Jeff Milner, Bobby Colley Jr. and Brian Colley served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Jimmy Barber, Hull; sister, Dorothy Burrell, Hull; grandchildren, Shane Barber and Lisa Hewell; and great-grandchildren, Brian Savage, Courtney Barber and Emilie Bedgood.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 18, 2002

Zelda
‘Claudette’ Wilson
Mrs. Zelda “Claudette” Wilson, 65, of Carnesville, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at St. Mary’s Hos-pital, Athens.
Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of the late Howard Q. Sheridan and the late Bessie Naomi Kimbrell Sheridan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leatus Wilson, a son, Bobby Ray Wilson, and special friend, Clyde Jesse Reeves Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, December 20, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include four sons, Greg Wilson and Jess Reeves, both of Carnesville, and Kenneth Wilson and Ronnie Wilson, both of Hull; two daughters, Becky Wilson Phillips, Athens, and Retha Wilson, Hull; two brothers, Gerald Sheridan, Texas, and Leon Sheridan, Athens; five sisters, Thelma Stockton, Panama City Beach, Fla., Sylvia Gale, Hull, and Rossly Shook, Earline Simmons and Carolyn McDonald, all of Commerce; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 18, 2002


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