Madison County Obituaries...

JANUARY 15, 2003


Volina Waddell
Ms. Volina Sue Waddell, 81, of Hull, died Wednesday, January 8, 2003.
A native of Stephens County, Ms. Waddell was the daughter of the late Johnny and Reppard Ayers Kelly.
She was a homemaker and seamstress and a member of Central Baptist Church. Ms. Waddell was preceded in death by her husband, Van Leeman Waddell, a daughter, Victoria Waddell Sartain, and a son, Johnny Waddell.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 11, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Morris Sapp officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Paul Waddell, Johnny Barton, Adam Cade, Kevin White, Charles Fouche and Noel Garland served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Debbie Weathersbee Waddell, Hull; sister, Ethel Farmer, Toccoa; seven grandchildren, Cindy Barton, Johnny Barton, Jodee White, Christy Shaw, Jason Sartain, Matt Sartain and Dana Hanley; and one great-grandchild, Chandler White.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003

Coy Rice
Coy James Rice, 91, of Hull, died Saturday, January 11, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Rice was a son of the late Asa and Maude Rice, Madison County.
He was a World War II veteran and was retired from Chicopee Manufacturing Corporation. Mr. Rice was a deacon of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Hull.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 13, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Jenkins, Jack Lindsay, Bobby Jones and Bill Wood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Rice is survived by his wife of 61 years, Geneva Adams Rice; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Charles Thompson, Hull; son, Steve Rice, Colbert; brothers, F.A. “Pete” Rice, Hull, and Edd Rice, Thomson; grandchildren, Chris Thompson, and wife, Kim, Peachtree City, Kelly Thompson, Atlanta, and Clayton Rice, Colbert; and great-grandchildren, Katie and Truitt Thompson.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Perpetual Care, c/o Debra Nunley, 570 Hardman Hooper Road, Hull, GA 30646, or to Vista Care Hospice, 767 Oglethorpe Ave., Athens, GA 30606.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003

Claudia Scarboro
Mrs. Claud Al “Claudia” Scarboro, 87, of Winter Garden, Fla., died Saturday, January 11, 2003.
Mrs. Scarboro was born August 14, 1915, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Henry Tyrus Martin and Sara Emma Crow Martin.
Mrs. Scarboro moved to Central Florida in 1950. She was a homemaker who volunteered at West Orange Hospital and Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Scarboro was a member of the First Baptist Church in Winter Park, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in 1973, and by two brothers and seven sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 16, at Mill Shoal Baptist Church with the Rev. Martin T. Coile officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Gerald Scarboro, Winter Garden, Fla., and Johnny Gene Scarboro, Gotha, Fla.; one sister, Henri Merle Dalton, Danielsville; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. The family is at their respective homes.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Alzheimer’s Resource Center.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003

Dorothy J. Burroughs
Mrs. Dorothy Jolene Burroughs, 80, of Colbert, died Thursday, January 9, 2003.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Burroughs was a daughter of the late Luther James and Fannie McGinnis Minish.
She was a self-employed beautician and was the owner of Swamp Guinea Restaurant in Colbert. Mrs. Burroughs was a member of Colbert Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Rudy Burroughs Jr.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, January 10, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Erwin Goss officiating. Burial was in Colbert Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Christy Sharp, Daytona, Fla.; one sister, Polly Holcomb, Athens; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Colbert Baptist Church, P.O. Box 237, Colbert, GA 30628.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003

John A. Brown
John Allison Brown, 85, of Carlton, died Tuesday, January 7, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Brown was the son of the late Jesse Frances and Pearl Moon Brown.
He was an avid farmer and a retired postmaster of the Carlton Post Office. Mr. Brown was the first World War II draftee in Madison County into the Army, and a lifelong member of Carlton Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 40 years and clerk of Sunday School for 60 years, taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Jessie Mae Brown, Reba Brown Bobo and Peggy Brown Hutchins.
The family celebrated the life of Mr. Brown at 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 10, at Carlton Baptist Church with the Revs. Douglas Ivey and Bill Crowe officiating. Burial followed in Fork Cemetery.
Mr. Brown will be remembered as a loving, loyal and generous friend to all who knew him, said family members.
Pallbearers were Matthew Drewry, Chris Warwick, John Michael Youngblood, Andrew Youngblood, Michael Drewry, Daniel Drewry, Luke Drewry, Philip Youngblood and Frank Bobo. Honorary pallbearers were the Loyalty Sunday School Class.
Survivors include one nephew, Ronald Brown Bobo, Atlanta; three nieces, Janet Hutchins Prince, Athens, Margaret Hutchins Youngblood, Buford, and Robin Hutchins Drewry, Fayetteville; two brothers-in-law, Ray Hutchins, Athens, and Gene Bobo, Gainesville; seven great-nephews, two great-nieces and two great-great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Carlton Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 159, Carlton, GA 30627.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003

Roy T. Parks
Roy T. Parks, 77, of Maysville, died Thursday, January 9, 2003, at the Alzhei-mer’s Center in Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mr. Parks was a veteran of World War II and had been employed with Roper Pump Co., with 30 years of service.
He was the son of the late Albert David Parks and the late Nellie House Parks, and was preceded in death by a grandson, Chris Parks.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 11, at Diamond Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Elmer Maddox and George Bowen officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park.
Mr. Parks is survived by his wife, Ruth C. Parks, of the home; two sons, Thomas Parks, Danielsville, and Sammy Parks, Jefferson; two sisters, Nellie Mae Miller, Gainesville, and Martha Stiles, Murphy, N.C.; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003

Ida L. Crumley
Mrs. Ida Lee Crumley, 97, of Commerce, died Saturday, Jan-uary 11, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Com-merce, of an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Crumley was the daughter of the late John and Minnie Leachman Brown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walker Crumley, and two daughters, Francine Haynes and Evelyn Sears.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 13, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include four sons, William Crumley and Bobby Crumley, both of Commerce, and Frank Crumley and Dickie Crumley, both of Danielsville; four daughters, Deanie Sears, Ada Hammond and Loretta Barnes, all of Commerce, and Brenda Smith, Danielsville; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003

Thelma Broome
Miss Thelma Broome, 89, of Royston, died Monday, January 6, 2003.
Miss Broome was born in Franklin County on October 9, 1913. She was a daughter of the late Dolphus Clayton Broome Sr. and Laura Emma Jordan Broome.
Miss Broome was a retired nurse, with 40 years of service, and was a member of Royston Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, D.C. Broome Jr., and three sisters, Eunice Broome Casey, Drucye Broome Casey and Guynell Broome Casey.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston, with the Rev. Byron Greene officiating.
Survivors include one sister, Gencye Broome Seymour, Elberton; two nieces; one nephew; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003

Charles Fortson
Charles David Fortson, 67, of Colbert, died Saturday, January 11, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Fortson was a son of the late Will David and Lucy Caudell Fortson.
He served in the U.S. Army in the Panama Canal Zone from 1958 to 1960 and was retired from BellSouth, with 35 years of service. Following his retirement, Mr. Fortson worked for Georgia Security and McLane Southeast. He was also retired pastor of Kingdom of Jesus Ministries.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Larry Gilliam, Janice Loggins and Glenn Chapman officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Charles Autry, Mike Fleming, Matthew Fortson, Wayne Milton, Jonathan Loggins and Delano Loggins served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Caleb Croya and Kevin Anderson.
Mr. Fortson is survived by his wife, Lois Fortson; sons and daughters-in-law, Morris and Julie Fortson, Danielsville, and Randall and Rhonda Fortson, Fredericksburg, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Renea and Dan Anderson, Athens; step-daughters, Jackie Chandler, Gastonia, N.C., Mae Donald, Elberton, Robin Veal, Danielsville, and Nancy Gray, Holly Navarre, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Franklin and Frances Fortson, Danielsville; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Jerry Guest, Royston; nine grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003

Mae J. Fleeman
Mrs. Etta Mae Jackson Fleeman, 93, of Royston, died Sunday, January 12, 2003, at Hart Care Center in Hartwell.
Mrs. Fleeman was born June 1, 1909, in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Thomas Joseph and Minnie Higgans Jackson.
She was a homemaker and of the Holiness denomination. Mrs. Fleeman was preceded in death by her husband, Odis C. Fleeman, a son, Odis C. Fleeman Jr., two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Bruce Kesler officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North. Sonny Fleeman, Jason Hanley, Donnie Bowen, Shorty Fleeman, Melvin Hilley and James Fleeman served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four sons, Thomas Fleeman, Atlanta, Gene Fleeman, Elberton, J.W. Fleeman, Canon, and Henry Fleeman, Royston; one daughter, Shirley Fleeman Hill, Lavonia; 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003

Grace Brown
Mrs. Grace O’Neil Moore Brown, 92, of Canon, died Monday, January 13, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Brown was born December 1, 1910, in Elbert County. She was a daughter of the late Albert and Uda Adams Moore.
Mrs. Brown was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Plumer Brown, a daughter, Bonnie Segars, three brothers, Joel, Horace and Harry Moore, and two sisters, Gladys Wallis and Winnie Smith.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Bert Synan officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Brown’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathleen Maxwell and Sandra Lunsford, both of Canon, and Doris Rice, Royston; five sons, Gene Brown, Winterville, William Brown, Gaston, S.C., Edwin Brown, Colbert, and Jimmy Brown and O’Neil Brown, both of Royston; one sister, Frances Floyd, Canon; one brother, W.E. Moore, Lexington, Ky.; 27 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003

Reba Wright
Mrs. Reba Lee Manley Wright, 81, of Lavonia, died Thursday, January 9, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Wright was born in Franklin County on March 18, 1921, a daughter of the late Lee Harrison Manley and the late Sally Mae Bratcher Manley. She was the wife of the late Truman Vernell Wright.
Mrs. Wright was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 12, in Graceland Cemetery, Greenville, S.C. Terry Mitchum, Brian McIntosh, Jody Wright, Randall Wright, Greg Kuykendall and Darren Kuykendall served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sons, Truman Douglas Wright, Royston, Terry Randall Wright, Lawrenceville, and Jerry Lee Wright, Lavonia; three daughters, Judy Kuykendall, Simpsonville, S.C., Beverly Jean Willneff, Lavonia, and Teresa Wright Ammons, Franklin, N.C.; two sisters, Madeline Jordan, Wycester, Mass., and Elizabeth Whitlock, Greenville, S.C.; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Crippled Children’s Clinic in Greenville, S.C., or in Gainesville.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, January 15, 2003


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