Madison County Obituaries...

FEBRUARY 12, 2003


Harold D. Osburn
Harold D. Osburn, 68, of Danielsville, died Sunday, February 9, 2003, at his residence of an extended illness.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Mr. Osburn was a son of Virgina May Osburn Gray, North Carolina, and the late Walter Osburn. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Allen.
Mr. Osburn was a retired carpenter.
A memorial service was to have been held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, at the home of Mr. Osburn’s daughter, Norma MacDade, 2432 Bonds Lake Road, Danielsville.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Pat Osburn, of the home; sons, Richard Osburn, Tom Osburn and Mike Osburn, all of Danielsville; daughters, Tina Roberts, Carol Byrne and Lori Osburn, all of Tampa, Fla., and Norma MacDade, Danielsville; brothers, Jack Osburn, Indiana, Bob Osburn and Raymond Osburn, both of Arizona, and Gerald Osburn, North Carolina; sisters, Vivian Milford and Donna Osburn, both of Virginia; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends at the home from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003

Charles E. Mann
Charles E. Mann, 66, of Winder, died Tuesday, February 4, 2003.
Born in Oconee County, Mr. Mann was a son of the late Franklin T. and Florena H. Mann.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, Mr. Mann was employed by Anaconda Wire & Cable, now South Wire, for 42 years before retiring. He attended Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and was a member of Bogart Baptist Church.
Mr. Mann was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas D. Mann and George H. Mann.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 7, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Doyle Sims officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Mann is survived by his wife, Kathryn Mann, Winder; sons, Jeff Mann and Rodney Mann, Winder; grandchildren, Brad Mann, Athens, and Courtney and Ian Mann, Auburn; brothers, Billy F. Mann and Joseph E. Mann, Athens, Sammy H. Mann, Colbert, and Franklin T. “Butch” Mann Jr., Lexington; sisters, Dorothy Alewine and Jane Moore, Hull, and Carol Wheeler, Watkinsville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B-2, Athens, GA 30605.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003

Sylvia J. McDaniel
Mrs. Sylvia Jean McDaniel, 55, of Comer, died Thursday, February 6, 2003.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. McDaniel was the daughter of the late Howard and Donnie Minish Green.
She was employed as a seamstress and was of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 9, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Ardis Anglin officiating. Burial was in the Macedonia Holiness Church cemetery. Andy McDaniel, Steve Burton, Timothy McDaniel, James Graham, David Graham and Mike Green served as pallbearers.
Mrs. McDaniel is survived by her husband, Robert McDaniel; two daughters, Nell Graham, Danielsville, and Jennifer McDaniel, Hull; three sons, Michael Green, Watkinsville, Andy McDaniel, Comer, and Timothy McDaniel, Winterville; four brothers, Lee Green, Wayne Green and Amory Green, all of Commerce, and Floyd Green, Hull; and 10 grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003

Kathryn M. Almond
Mrs. Kathryn McKeever Almond, 53, of Commerce, died Saturday, February 8, 2003.
Born in Madison County, Mrs. Almond was a daughter of Trudy Johnson McKeever and the late James Pete McKeever.
She was a housewife and a member of Miracle Deliverance Holiness Church. Mrs. Almond also attended Warren Chapel United Methodist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, at Warren Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Willie Frank Pattman, Pastor Carol Pattman and Elder Jim R. Mattox officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Johnny Rucker, Earnest Brantley, Reginald Walton, Earnell Lewis and Kerry Patton served as pallbearers.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Almond is survived by her husband, James Almond, Commerce; five daughters, Beverly Brantley, Commerce, and Charlotte McKeever, Lisa Lewis, Sabrina Henderson and Jamie Walton; two sisters, Estelle Nowels and Lillie Ann Almond; and 11 grandchildren.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003
Bill Lance
William L. Lance, 73, of Hull, died Sunday, February 9, 2003.
Mr. Lance was known to most as Bill of Bill’s Bar-B-Que and formerly Riverside Cafe of Athens. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Joy Baptist Church.
Mr. Lance was a son of the late Wayne Lance and Reba Lance Patterson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with Mr. Lance’s nephew, the Rev. Barry Black, pastor of Joy Baptist, and grandson, Beau Lance, officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Jeremy Moore, Josh Arnold, Beau Lance, Jody Craig, David McGinnis, Chris Davis, Adam Conwell and Chuck Hardy served as pallbearers. Zack Cash served as the honorary pallbearer.
Mr. Lance is survived by his wife of 51 years, Edna Wynn Lance; son and daughter-in-law, Malcolm and Rebecca Lance, Colbert; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne and Bobby Hardy and Connie and Jimbo Arnold, all of Hull; sister, Betty Lance Black, Hull; brothers, Bob Lance and Tom Patterson, both of Hull; and 10 grandchildren, Beau Lance, Matt and Stephanie Ring, Jeremy Moore, Josh Arnold, Casi Arnold, Zack Cash, Tori Hardy, Tara Hardy and Tyler Arnold.
Memorials may be made to the Joy Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003

Zuline T. Smith
Mrs. Zuline Thompson Smith, 95, of Commerce, died Wednesday, February 5, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Smith was born June 22, 1907, in Madison County, to the late Frank and Laura Morris Thompson. She was the wife of the late Selwyn Smith.
Mrs. Smith was retired from Blue Bell and was a member of Hull Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dean Hill officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Larry Smith, Brooks; daughters and sons-in-law, Hilda and Charles Hill, Commerce, and Guelda and Al Granade, Conyers; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 329, Palmetto, GA 30268-9904, or to the Commerce Public Library, 1344 S. Broad Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003

James E. Kitchens
James Ed-ward Kitchens, 69, of Daniels-ville, died Tuesday, Feb-ruary 4, 2003, at Athens Regional Med-ical Center of an extended illness.
Mr. Kitchens was a retired logger. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Robinson Kitchens, and his parents, Lovic Leonard and Estelle Roberts Kitchens.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Jimmy Owensby officiating. Burial was in the Indian Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, James Aubrey Kitchens, Commerce, and Tim Kitchens, Homer; two sisters, Joyce Brock, Danielsville, and Ruth Vaughn, Homer; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003

Felton A. Grier Sr.
Felton Arnold Grier Sr., 62, of Commerce, died Tuesday, February 4, 2003.
Mr. Grier was a son of Helen R. Grier Goss and the late Mark Willingham.
He was a retired truck driver. In addition to his father, Mr. Grier was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Goss.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8, at Colbert Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Gantt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Grier is survived by his wife, Willie Lou Grier, Commerce; three daughters, Sharon Sewell, Commerce, Helen Turner, Jefferson, and Tameka Allen, Athens; one son, Arnold F. Grier Jr., Commerce; six sisters, Judy Goss and Emma Sewell, both of Jonesboro, Evelyn Tarpkins and Hazel Goss, both of Athens, Martha Goss, Jacksonville, Fla., and Elizabeth Goss, Winder; three brothers, Mack Arthur Grier, Hull, and James Goss and Richard Goss, both of Athens; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren raised in the home.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003

Ernest A. Welborn
Ernest Avery Welborn, 85, of Gillsville, died Saturday, February 8, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Welborn was born May 8, 1917, in Banks County, a son of the late Harve and Maggie Eller Welborn.
He was retired from the Department of Transportation and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Lula. Mr. Welborn served as a former deacon and Sunday School teacher.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 10, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph O. Smith, Swayne Carlan and Shane Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Welborn is survived by his wife, Estelle Reid Welborn, Gillsville; one son, Willis Welborn, Comer; one daughter, Janice Manly, Alto; one brother, Alfred Welborn, Gillsville; one sister, Ruth Anderson, Toccoa; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003

Virginia R. Frier
Mrs. Virginia Railey Frier, 69, of Royston, died Monday, February 3, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Frier was born May 17, 1933, in Bethune, S.C., a daughter of the late Charlie Clyde and Nissie Bell Railey.
She retired from the textile industry and was a member of Zidon Baptist Church. Mrs. Frier was preceded in death by her husband, Roy M. Frier.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 6, in Cary Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Clint Harper officiating.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Joe David and Linda Thomason, Tifton, Douglas E. and Sandi Thomason, Pensacola, Fla., and Ira Clayton Thomason, Royston; grandchildren, Crystal Thomason, Sean Thomason, Allison Thomason, Tommy Thomason, Summer Thomason, Zachary Thomason and Tiffany Thomason; sisters, Beth Melton, Bethune, S.C., and Portia R. McCoy, McBee, S.C.; and brother, Pete Railey, McBee, S.C.
Memorials may be made to the Sandy Cross Volunteer Fire Department, 2838 Sandy Cross Road, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003

Marcel Jette
Marcel Joseph Andre Remi Jette, 55, of Canon, died Friday, February 7, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Jette was born October 1, 1947, in Saint Bruno, Quebec, Canada, a son of the late Arthur and Ernestine Plante Jette.
He was a horse trainer and of the Catholic faith. Mr. Jette was preceded in death by a brother, Leopold Jette.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 10, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.
Mr. Jette is survived by his wife, Ellen Simons Jette, Canon; three brothers, Jacques Jette, Michel Jette and Jilles Jette; and five sisters, Pierrette Courchesne, Mathilde Bouthillier, Cecile Boisrert, Claire Ducharme and Denise Begin.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003

Elma Landreth
Mrs. Elma Landreth, 97, of Winder, died Saturday, February 8, 2003, at Winder Health Care.
Born in Jasper County, Mo., Mrs. Landreth was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Emma Elizabeth Miller Pottorff.
She was a housewife and of the Episcopal faith. Mrs. Landreth was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Carson Landreth.
Graveside services will be held at Park Cemetery in Carthage, Mo., at a later date.
Survivors include one son, Ben Landreth, Winder; five grandchildren, Mary Owen, Independence, Mo., Sara McDonald, Danielsville, Linda Peppers, Winder, Grace Johnson, Greenville, S.C., and Robert Landreth, Flowery Branch; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 12, 2003


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