Madison County Obituaries...

FEBRUARY 5, 2003


Nellie L. Adams
Miss Nellie Lee Adams, 90, of Danielsville, died Monday, February 3, 2003, at University Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Madison County on June 25, 1912, Miss Adams was the daughter of the late Charles Alfred and Ora Berrong Adams.
She was retired from Mays Manufacturing and was a member of Moons Grove Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 7, in the Erastus Christian Church cemetery with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating.
Miss Adams is survived by a brother, Gene Adams, Danielsville.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 5, 2003

Wayne Hutchens Sr.
Wayne Wilson Hutchens Sr., 79, of Royston, died Tuesday, January 28, 2003.
A native of Mt. Airy, N.C., Mr. Hutchens was a son of the late Isaac and Lucy Sleming Hutchens.
He was a retired bus driver and farmer and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mr. Hutchens was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Marti Hutchens.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 7, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with Father Terry Kane officiating.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Martie M. Hutchens and Herschel Mize, Nicholson; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Wilson Hutchens Jr. and Ann Salton, Florida; sisters, Frances Cooke, Greensboro, N.C., and Betty Hodges, Winston Salem, N.C.; brothers, Robert Hutchens, Martinsville, Va., and Thomas Hutchens, Ladson, S.C.; and two grandchildren, Eric Hutchens and Marc Hutchens.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 5, 2003

Elvie Teate
Mrs. Elvie Sue McConnell Teate, 89, of Martin, died Saturday, February 1, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Teate was born in Hart County on June 28, 1913, a daughter of the late William Postel McConnell and the late Lousetta Craft McConnell.
She was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Teate was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Alfred Teate, a daughter, Mary Louise Teate Dorsey, four brothers, Hoyt, Lonnie, Tommy and Hubert McConnell, and three sisters, Bell Bowen, Lena Childs and Myra Ashworth.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, at Ruhamah Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Larry Kaiser, Ron Bevins and Jimmy Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery. James Teate, David Teate, Billy Teate, Tracey Teate, Anthony Teate, Jeff Bowen and Stephen Nichols served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sons, William Alfred Teate, Thomas L. Teate and Albert Lee Teate, all of Martin; an adopted daughter, Mary Mecone, Carnesville; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 5, 2003

Paul H. Booth
Paul Heavy Booth, 60, of Nicholson, died Wednes-day, January 29, 2003, at his residence of an extended illness.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Booth was a son of the late Willie D. and Addie Pauline Bridges Booth.
He was a retired logger.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 31, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Phil Parks officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, William and Kathy Booth, Commerce; son, Clifford Booth, Commerce; brothers, Billy Booth, Daniel Booth and Lloyd Booth, all of Hull, and C.D. Booth, Jefferson; sisters, Annie Mae Kitchens and Elizabeth Kitchens, both of Hull; and four grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 5, 2003

Eugenia Maddox
Mrs. Eugenia Ridgway Maddox, 84, of Royston, died Sunday, February 2, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
A native of Royston, Mrs. Maddox was a daughter of the late Lemuel Moses and Blanche Brown Ridgway.
She was retired from Bell South, with 32 years of service, and was a member of Royston First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Bell South Pioneer Club.
Mrs. Maddox was preceded in death by her husband, Harry L. Maddox.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 4, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Bobby Anthony and Brian Clark officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston. Bobby Lemuel McGarity, Howard Nunnally, Mark Ham V, John R. McGarity Jr., G. Edwin Roberts, Jason Roberts McGarity, Charles E. Roberts Jr., Daniel Lee McGarity and John R. McGarity III served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sisters, Frances Ridgway Roberts, Elberton, Betty Ridgway McGarity, Royston, and Gloria Ridgway Langford, Athens; and nine nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Royston First United Methodist Church, 137 Franklin Springs Street, Royston, GA 30662, or to the North East Georgia Animal Shelter, 870 Bear Creek Road, Lavonia, GA 30553.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 5, 2003

Eva E. Ray
Mrs. Eva Elisabeth Ray, 71, of Commerce, died Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Ray was born May 27, 1931, in Germany, a daughter of Edmund and Barbara Felsheim Kunkel.
She was a homemaker and of the Catholic denomination. Mrs. Ray was preceded in death by her husband, Mack J. Ray.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 2, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Verlin Reece officiating.
Mrs. Ray is survived by a brother, Hans Felsheim, Canada; and a sister, Marianne Schachner, Germany.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 5, 2003

Shorty Brown
Charles Wesley “Shorty” Brown, 73, of Bowman, died Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at Comer Health Center.
Mr. Brown was born in Madison County on December 14, 1929, a son of the late George Washington Brown and the late Nobie Thompson Brown.
He was a poultry farmer, plumber and electrician, and was of the Holiness denomination. Mr. Brown was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dwaine Brown, and three brothers, Julian, William and Jackson Brown.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 31, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Hugh Hubbard officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, South. Jimmy Brown, Stanley Grizzle, Wayne Chastain, Corey Pulliam, Ray Hanley and Kenneth Chastain served as pallbearers.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Gaynelle Coker Brown, Bowman; daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Bob Fowler, Bowman; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Sonya and Aaron Chastain, Bowman; great-granddaughter, Nicole Chastain, Bowman; brothers, James Brown and Paul Brown, both of Royston, Omer Brown, Bowman, and Denny Brown, Westminster, S.C.; and sisters, Rebecca Jordan, Comer, and Elsie Fortson, Bowman.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 5, 2003

William R. Mitchell
William Robert Mitchell, 85, of Commerce, died Monday, February 3, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens.
Mr. Mitchell was born April 8, 1917, in Lee County, Fla. He was a son of the late Robert and Lois Swint Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell was a retired LP Gas serviceman and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. He was also a member of Saints Alive, the American Legion and the Elks Lodge, of Ft. Myers, Fla. Mr. Mitchell was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Raney Mitchell, Commerce; a daughter, Martha Cartee, Commerce; and a niece, Anne Daves, Chuluota, Fla.
The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 5, 2003

Dock E. Dove
Dock Elmer Dove, 90, of Royston, died Monday, February 3, 2003.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Dove was a son of the late C.W. “Lum” and Jodie Langford Dove.
He was employed with Candlewick Yarns for 34 years and was a member of New Hope Worship Center. Mr. Dove was preceded in death by his wife, Adell Walker Dove, and a daughter, Delcie Royston.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 6, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler, James Gunn and Malcom Herndon officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Church cemetery. Mr. Dove’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Hollis Wadine Spratlin, Athens, and Bonnie Pinson, Snellville; three sons, Buddy Dove and Herman Dove, both of Danielsville, and Johnny Dove, Royston; one sister, Johnnie Roberts, Elberton; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family is at the home of Johnny and Louise Dove, 25 Salem Road, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 5, 2003

Hattie M. Boswell
Mrs. Hattie Mae Boswell, 83, of Com-merce, died Sunday, February 2, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Com-merce, after an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Boswell was a daughter of the late Andrew Echols Sr. and Harriett Echols.
She was a homemaker and retired from Harmony Grove Mills. Mrs. Boswell was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Boswell, two sons, Jewell and Larry Boswell, and a grandson, Chuck Boswell.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include son, Ronald Boswell, Baldwin; sisters, Lucille Greenway, Lula, and Kathryn Hensley, Maysville; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 5, 2003


James C. Lester
James Curtis Lester, 71, of Athens, died Sunday, February 2, 2003.
A native of Athens, Mr. Lester was a son of the late Robert and Daisy Weathersbee Lester.
He was a retired insurance agent and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, at New Harmony Baptist Church with the Revs. Howard Garrison and Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his former wife, Hazel Pittman Lester, Nicholson; four sons, Mike Lester, Farmington, and Tommy Lester, David Lester and Marshall Lester, all of Nicholson; two daughters, Connie Richardson and Tonya Lester, both of Nicholson; one sister, Louise Bishop, Port Orange, Fla.; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one nephew and one niece.
Memorials may be made to the Clute Barrow Nelson Children’s Center, 1230 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30606.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 5, 2003


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