Madison County Obituaries...

MARCH 12, 2003


Gerald R. Wallace
Gerald Roger Wallace, 53, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Wallace was born in Fulton County on November 4, 1949. He was raised by his grandparents, the late James Cooper and Ester Wallace. His mother is Mrs. Betty Wallace Fortson, Danielsville.
Mr. Wallace was a welder and mechanic.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Glenn Guest officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery. Chris Fortson, Edward Hickey, Daryl Hickey, Richard Almond, Kenneth Millsaps and J.L. Millsaps served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include four sons, Joseph “Tic” Wallace, Harley Wallace, Roger Wallace and Dakota Wallace, all of Canon; two daughters, Sue Cook, Hildebran, N.C., and Lee Ann Chastain, Hartwell; three brothers, Marvin Wallace, Sugar Hill, and Mike Fortson and Bobby Fortson, both of Danielsville; three sisters, Helen Stephens, Canon, and Cheryl Brock and Linda Patrick, both of Danielsville; and six grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Jimmy R. Pugh Sr.
Jimmy Ralph Pugh Sr., 56, of Athens, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003.
A native of Morgan County, Mr. Pugh was a son of the late Mable Pugh Kirk.
He was employed as a cook with the Huddle House in Athens.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in the Almond Family Cemetery, Apalachee.
Survivors include five sons, Nicholas Pugh, Colbert, Steve Pugh, Winterville, Jimmy Pugh Jr., Monroe, Ronald Smith, Royston, and Ben Edwards, Rayle; three daughters, Tammy Pugh, Danielsville, Christy Pugh, Colbert, and Samantha Pugh, Columbia, S.C.; one brother, James Kirk, Eatonton; and 16 grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Julia Jordan
Mrs. Julia Enis Phillips Jordan, 81, of Royston, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Jordan was born in Franklin County on September 9, 1921, a daughter of the late Claude and Susie Parten Phillips.
She retired from Johnson & Johnson Company and was a member of Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Edward Jordan Jr., a brother, Tyrus Phillips, and two sisters, Olivia Phillips and Ruth Noles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Bert Synan officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Terrie Jordan, Royston; granddaughter, Phyllis Bryan; and great-grandson, Joseph Bryan.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. The family is at the home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Grace Nash
Mrs. Grace Roling Nash, 89, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Athens.
Mrs. Nash was born October 7, 1913, in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Stark and Della Roling Rowland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie G. Nash, four sons, Wayne Nash, Harold Nash, Neil Nash and Thurmond Nash, and two grandsons, Kevin Nash and O’Neil Alewine.
Mrs. Nash was a homemaker and of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Kendall Callaway officiating. Burial was in the New Haven Holiness Church cemetery. Scott Morrison, Dale Nash, Keith Callaway, Mike Alewine, Jeff Nash and Art Davis served as pallbearers. James Ward served as honorary pallbearer.
Survivors include one son, Charlie L. Nash, Danielsville; six daughters, Donna Nash, Martha Davis and Ouida Sims, all of Danielsville, Lucy McElroy, Athens, Patsy Duffell, Comer, and Kay Callaway, Carlton; 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Vinnie M. Thurmond
Mrs. Vinnie M. Thurmond, 78, of Statham, died Friday, March 7, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Thurmond was a daughter of the late Jessie and Ella Watkins McDonald.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Thurmond was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Thurmond, a sister, Lottie Thurmond, and a brother, Noah McDonald.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Mount Tabor Baptist Church with the Revs. James Bud McDonald and Doyle Sims officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Scotty Thurmond, Ted Thurmond, Wade Thurmond, Michael Miller, Allen Scogin and Jimmy Ford served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Thurmond is survived by a daughter, Janie Scogin, Statham; sons, Tony Thurmond, Bogart, and Johnny Thurmond, Indianapolis, Ind.; sister, Addie Mae Seagraves, Social Circle; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Vallie Adams
Ms. Vallie Lee McCurdy Adams, 87, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Ms. Adams was the daughter of the late Thomas Dewitt and Gussie Pauline Herbert McCurdy.
She was a seamstress and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Ms. Adams was preceded in death by her husband, Otho Matthew Adams, a daughter, Elsie Kathryn Adams, a sister, Blanche Kirk, and a brother, Grady McCurdy.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Ms. Adams’ grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Clarence Hall, Danielsville, and Dottie and Ronnie Coile, Comer; daughter, Wanda Nash, Danielsville; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Mary McCurdy, Gray; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Lenora J. Dean
Mrs. Ophelia Lenora Jordan Dean, 68, of Lavonia, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Decatur Hospital.
Mrs. Dean was born January 3, 1935, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Henry Robert and Thelma Elaine Jordan.
Mrs. Dean was a homemaker and attended Poplar Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Horace Dean, and two brothers, Kenister Jordan and Madison Jordan.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Tim Peek officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Dean Yancey, Lavonia; a son, Hubert Michael Dean, Lavonia; sisters, Martha Ginn and Wanda Cannon, both of Hartwell, and Condyce Phillips, Marietta; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Bennie W.
Compton Sr.
Bennie W. Compton Sr., 81, of Athens, died Sunday, March 2, 2003.
A lifelong resident of Jackson County, Mr. Compton was born March 4, 1921, in Madison County.
He was retired from the Jackson County School System as a bus driver for 19 years and was self-employed in construction. Mr. Compton served in the U.S. Air Force.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Revs. Gary Hosch and Billy Fowler officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens. Mr. Compton’s grandchildren, B. Scott Compton, Michael S. Compton, Steven P. Compton, Chris N. Compton, Sherry C. Henderson and Tammy C. Kittle, served as pallbearers.
Mr. Compton is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary W. Compton; two sons, Bennie W. Compton Jr., Nicholson, Gene N. Compton, Redstone, and their wives; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren with two on the way; one brother, Jones E. Compton, Arnoldsville; three sisters, Beatrice Compton, Winterville, and Mary Garrett and Rose Little, both of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Wyatt Maxwell
Thomas Wyatt Maxwell, 56, of Pine Circle Personal Care Home, Elberton, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.
Born March 1, 1947, in Elbert County, Mr. Maxwell was a son of the late Quill and Kate Witcher Maxwell. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Maxwell.
Mr. Maxwell was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Bowman.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Doug LeCroy and Darrell Gilmer officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include five brothers, Chandler Maxwell, Hodges, S.C., Wallace Maxwell, Royston, Ben Maxwell and J.M. Maxwell, both of Bowman, and Dwain Maxwell, Auburn; and three sisters, Evelyn Maxwell, Bowman, Cordelle Stamey, Anderson, S.C., and Connie Cann, Greenwood, S.C.
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 Joe and Evelyn Maxwell, 2282 Fork Creek Road, Bowman.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Wretha J. Baxter
Mrs. Wretha Jeanette Adams Baxter, 89, of Commerce, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Baxter was born August 5, 1913, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Young and Willie Lindsey Adams.
Mrs. Baxter was retired from Commerce Sportswear and was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh M. Baxter, and a son, Hugh Jerrell Baxter.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Morning Star Baptist Church with Dr. Clif Crews, the Rev. Rick Lane and David Poston officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Nathan Baxter, Commerce; three brothers, Dewitt Adams and Odine Adams, both of Thomasville, N.C., and Talmadge Adams, Roseboro, N.C.; three sisters, Reba Baxter and Edna Klugh, both of Smyrna, and Betty Joyce Hanley, Commerce; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Morning Star Baptist Church.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Martha H. Heaton
Mrs. Martha Helen Palmer Heaton, 55, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens.
Mrs. Heaton was born March 25, 1947, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late George and Helen Whitehead Palmer.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Living Word Worship Center with the Revs. Richard James, Howard Rhodes and Mike Stowers officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mrs. Heaton is survived by her husband, J.D. Heaton, Nicholson; one son, James Heaton, Athens; two daughters, Darlene Briscoe, Royston, and Shanda Meacacke, Nicholson; two brothers, Clayton Palmer and William Palmer, both of Nicholson; one sister, Gayle Barnett, Nicholson; and five grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Margie W. Casey
Mrs. Margie W. Casey, 67, of Canon, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Casey was born April 2, 1935, in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Hubert and Ina Thrasher Whitworth.
She had worked in the textile industry as a seamstress and worked as a dietitian in the cafeteria of Franklin County High School. Mrs. Casey was a member of Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 9, at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Nestor and Layman Douglas Casey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Casey’s cousins served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth L. Casey, Canon; sister, Rosetta Sanders, Lavonia; and brother, Tommy Whitworth, Elberton.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003

Julian L. Strickland
Julian Lamar Strickland, 86, of Comer, died Sunday, March 9, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Strickland was a son of the late Howard and Ida Comer Strickland. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles H. Strickland.
Mr. Strickland was retired from Southeastern Stages Inc. in Athens, and was a member of Comer United Methodist Church. He was a former member and Past Master of Fergus Lodge #135, Loganville, a Past Master of Shannon Lodge #404, Comer, and a Master Mason for more than 50 years.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Strickland served in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers in the Pacific Theater.
He was a devoted husband and father, said family members.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Comer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike McLemore officiating. Interment was held in a private family ceremony at Comer Cemetery.
Mr. Strickland is survived by his wife, Josephine Palmer Strickland; two sons, Kenneth Strickland, Morganton, and Keith Strickland, Woodstock, N.Y.; one daughter, Kathy Thomason, Commerce; one brother, Willis C. Strickland, Comer; and three granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to Comer United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 38, Comer, GA 30629, or to the Comer Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, P.O. Box 65, Comer, GA 30629.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 12, 2003


 mainstreetnews.com
MainStreet Newspapers, Inc.
PO Box 908, 33 Lee Street, Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Telephone: (706) 367-5233 Fax: (706) 367-8056
NEWS / ADVERTISING / PRINTING

® Copyright 2002 MainStreet Newspapers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Copyright / Terms / Privacy

Home / Job Market / Real Estate / Automotive / Classifieds
News from Jackson / News from Madison / News from Banks / Sports
Jackson Community / Banks Community / Madison Community

Archives / Advertising / Printing / History / Links / Search Site
Send a Letter / Subscribe / Place a Classified Ad / Online Rates