Madison County Obituaries...

FEBRUARY 26, 2003


Diane M. Strickland
Mrs. Flora Diane McElreath Strickland, 40, of Danielsville, died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Strickland was born in Franklin County on July 6, 1962, a daughter of Robert Hoyle and Geraldine Sexton McElreath.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Strickland was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Dennis McElreath and Darrell McElreath.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 23, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in the Community Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Strickland is survived by her husband, Joe Paul Strickland; and two brothers, Jerry McElreath and Dwayne McElreath, both of Danielsville.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003

James
T. Evans
James Tim-othy Evans, 49, of Commerce, died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center of an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Evans was a son of Norine Hayes Evans, Commerce, and the late William V. Evans. He was preceded in death by a grandchild.
Mr. Evans was a retired truck driver.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 23, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three sons, David Evans, Cody Evans and Justin Evans, all of Commerce; three daughters, Sherry Williams, Hull, and Tina Evans and Marie Evans, both of Ellijay; one brother, William Larry Evans, Danielsville; and six grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003

Curtis O. Barrett
Curtis Owen Barrett, 76, of Athens, died Thursday, February 20, 2003.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Barrett was the son of the late Leonard and Edna Augustine Seebert Barrett.
He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army. Mr. Barrett was a sales representative for Sun Electric Corporation for 10 years and served the rest of his working career in the automotive field with Johnson and Johnson. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church, Nicholson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at New Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial was in the Pittman Cemetery, Sanford Community.
Mr. Barrett is survived by his wife, Margie Boone Barrett, Athens; one daughter, Vicki Haddon, Conyers; three step-sons, James Doster, Crawford, Bradley Lord, Athens, and Barry Lord, Winterville; one step-daughter, Wanda Wright, Hoschton; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003

Willis M. Shaw
Willis Milton Shaw, 69, of Comer, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003.
Born in South Carolina, Mr. Shaw was a son of the late Waymond and Marie Head Shaw.
He was a maintenance worker with Apparel Finishers and was of the Holiness denomination. Mr. Shaw was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Shaw and Ronald Shaw.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, at Macedonia Holiness Church with the Revs. Ardis Anglin and William Anglin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Jonathan Stephenson, Mark Scott, Jerry Anglin, Danny Anglin, Daniel Anglin and Brad Anglin served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Anglin Shaw; a daughter, Marie Ann Stephenson, Comer; a sister, Mary Sue Shumake, Carrolton; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003

Almera L. Palmer
Mrs. Almera Lord Palmer, 88, of Nicholson, died Friday, February 21, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Palmer was born June 5, 1914, in Madison County, a daughter of the late George Earl and Mary Berrong O’Kelley.
She was retired from Thomas Textile and was a member of Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church. Mrs. Palmer was preceded in death by her first husband, William French Lord, her second husband, Frank Palmer, and a son, Ronald Lord.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at the River of Life Worship Center with the Revs. Howard Rhodes, Dennis Kesler, Mike Stowers, Charles Hardy, Aubrey McIntire and Marty Smith officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Lord, Nicholson, and Harry Palmer, Watkinsville; three brothers, G.E. O’Kelley, Carnesville, and Henry O’Kelley and Wilburn O’Kelley, both of Nicholson; one sister, Joyce Moore, Atlanta; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003


LaJaren L. Linnell
LaJaren Lee Linnell, 50, of Winterville, died Monday, February 17, 2003.
A native of Mile City, Mont., Mr. Linnell was a son of the late LaJaren Roy Linnell and Pearl Louise Patch Linnell.
He was a rancher and a computer technician. Mr. Linnell was also a truck driver and of the Baptist denomination.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 22, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell.
Mr. Linnell is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Linnell; a daughter, Jasmine Linnell, Boseman, Mont.; a son, Chris Linnell, Corvallis, Mont.; step-daughters, Misty Treadwell, Commerce, and Kristy Baxter, Colbert; step-son, Christopher Treadwell, Chesapeake, Va.; sisters, Diana Holliday, Great Falls, Mont., and Darlene Jaeger, Big Stone City, S.D.; brothers, James Allen Linnell, Fort Worth, Texas, and Jerry Stoltz, Hawaii; and one grandchild.
Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003

James
A. Drake
James Albert Drake, 70, of Ila, died Sunday, February 23, 2003.
Born in Madison County, Mr. Drake was a son of Ethel Beck Drake and the late James S. Drake.
He was retired from Gas Fire Products, with 23 years of service, and Reliance Electric, with 20 years of service. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Mr. Drake was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in Ila Cemetery. Chris Drake, Brian Drake, Michael Drake, Larry Roberts, David Coker and Don Woodward served as pallbearers.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Drake is survived by his wife, Mary Frankie Roberts Drake; daughter and son-in-law, Shellie and Alan Drake Bond, Danielsville; honorary daughter, Patty Irvin, Comer; sisters, Carolyn Mattox, Ila, and Martha Jean Bond, Carnesville; brothers, William Drake and Kenneth Drake, both of Danielsville; grandchild, Alan James Bond; honorary grandchild, Justyn Perkins; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003

Florence
‘Mil Mil’ Lance
Mrs. Florence Mildred “Mil Mil” Scogin Lance, 57, of Pendergrass, died Sunday, February 23, 2003, at North-east Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Lance was born in Madison County on August 10, 1945. She was saved and baptized at Calvary Baptist Church in Athens, and was an active member of Pond Fork Baptist Church, Pendergrass, since 1964, where she served the Lord in several ministries through the years. Mrs. Lance was employed as an assembly technician with Caterpillar.
“‘Mil Mil’ has been considered a second mother and grandmother to many children in her life and was an inspiration to everyone she met,” said family members. “She will be loved and missed by all who knew her. She was loved and will never be forgotten by her husband, James Lance.”
Mrs. Lance was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Louise Carter Scogin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, at Pond Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Knight, Larry Buffington and Preston Moore officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Lance is survived by her husband, James L. Lance, Pendergrass; father and step-mother, George Robert and Ruby Scogin, Colbert; son, Greg Lance, Pendergrass; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Kristy Lance, Pendergrass; sisters, Peggy Elrod, Commerce, and Sandra Hardman, Ila; brother, Billy Scogin, Colbert; two grandchildren, Kennedy and Taylor Lance, Pendergrass; and friends and co-workers of the Caterpillar plant in Jefferson. She was also guardian to Stephanie Lance and Jessie Lance.
Memorials may be made to the Pond Fork Baptist Church Building Fund, 2615 Pond Fork Church Road, Pendergrass, GA 30567.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003

Garnett Moon
Garnett Fleeman Moon, 74, of Royston, died Tuesday, February 18, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Moon was born October 3, 1928, in Elbert County, a son of the late Leonard B. and Ruth Fleeman Moon.
He was a mechanic and of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Moon was preceded in death by a sister, Wynona Moore.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 21, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Bruce Floyd officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery, Bowman. Michael Moon, Shane Moon, David Moon, Ronald Davis, Wendell Todd and Jason Stanley served as pallbearers.
Mr. Moon is survived by his wife, Dorothy Louise Elrod Moon, Royston; two sons, Terry Moon and Dennis Moon, both of Royston; two daughters, Betty Jo Roberts, Calhoun, and Donna Manley, Franklin Springs; one brother, L.B. Moon, Bowman; four sisters, Opal Todd and Betty Stamps, both of Royston, Eloise Carithers, Greenville, S.C., and Glenda Kidd, Bowman; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003

Ruth Boyd
Mrs. Della Ruth Berryman Boyd, 77, of Royston, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Boyd was born December 5, 1925, the daughter of the late Carless (Beam) and Gladys Mercer Berryman.
She was a retired restaurant owner and operator and a member of Royston Baptist Church. Mrs. Boyd was twice married, first to the late Pete James Watt, and second to the late Leonard W. (Bluegrass) Boyd.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Rose Watts, and two brothers, Wethrol and Forest Berryman.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, February 21, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Byron Greene officiating.
Survivors include one son, J.C. (Carter) Watts, Wrens; one daughter, Pansy Roling, Canon; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003

Timothy Hathcock
Timothy Edward Hathcock, 47, of Bowersville, died Monday, February 24, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Hathcock was born in York County, S.C., on January 13, 1956, a son of Ira Edward and Patricia Ferrell Hathcock, Canon.
He was employed as an automotive painter.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hathcock is survived by his wife and friend, Barbara Evans Hathcock, Bowersville; and two brothers, Scott Alan Hathcock, Canon, and Mark Daniel Hathcock, Saint Louis, Mo.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003

John C. Walls
John C. Walls, of Maryland, died Wednesday, February 19, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 24, in the chapel of Connelly Funeral Home, Essex, Md. Burial was in Holly Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Walls is survived by his wife, Irene Walls; five daughters, Edith A. Ford, Nancy J. Smith, Barbara J. Pruitt, Cheryl A. McClellan and Madeline C. Conrad; one brother, James E. Walls; two sisters, Mary W. Phelps and Eleanor W. Tunbull; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Walls was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Walls, and five sisters, Maude Burroughs, Lucille Crenshaw, Frances Coleman, Betty Krason and Evelyn Adkins.
Connelly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.
The Madison County Journal, February 26, 2003


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