Madison County Obituaries...

APRIL 30, 2003


William H. Kincaid
William Harold Kincaid, 92, of Colbert, died Friday, April 25, 2003.
Born in Madison County, Mr. Kincaid was a son of the late William Fleming and Bessie Eberheart Kincaid.
He was retired from Pittsburgh Glass Company, Miami, Fla., and had been employed with Glazer Glass Company of Athens. Mr. Kincaid was a member of Union Christian Church, Watkinsville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with Mr. Kincaid’s step-son, the Rev. John M. Whitehead, officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Cemetery. Bobby Kincaid, Allen White, Ray Seymore, John Crumley, Alton McCarty and Herman Childers served as pallbearers.
Mr. Kincaid is survived by his wife, Marjorie Whitehead Kincaid, Colbert; one step-daughter, Linda Chandler, High Shoals; three step-sons, Bobby Whitehead, Bishop, David Whitehead, Niece, Ga., and the Rev. Whitehead, Watkinsville; one sister, Jewel Strickland, Colbert; and one brother, Ralph Kincaid, Colbert.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 30, 2003

Delos H. Cheatham
Delos H. Cheatham, 79, of Colbert, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Cheatham was a son of the late Thurman and Faye McCurdy Cheatham.
He retired from the maintenance department of both Chicopee Manufacturing and the Clarke County School System and was a member of Central Baptist Church. Mr. Cheatham was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Cheatham, and a daughter, Brenda Kay Cheatham.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Raymond Duncan and Joe Dooley officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Frankie Ogle, James Huff, Kelly Slaton, Charlie Marcus, Ralph Costa Sr. and Gary Fowler served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, Harold Cheatham, Winterville; daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Ralph Costa Jr., Colbert; brother, Crawford Cheatham, Danielsville; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Gary Fowler, Danielsville; grandchildren, Alesha Ogle, Genia Slayton, Matt Costa and Dina Costa; and four great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 30, 2003

James R.
‘Snuffy’ Smith
James Robert “Snuffy” Smith, 51, of Royston, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Smith was born in Franklin County on January 12, 1952, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. and Lattrell Beatenbough Smith, Royston.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was a member of the Helicopter Crew performing the duties of a Door Gunner and Rescue Person. Mr. Smith attended Mill Shoal Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Fay Teade Smith, and a sister, Martha Jean Smith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial was in Oakview Cemetery, Canon.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith is survived by his grandmother, Mazell Parham.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 30, 2003

Luella Spinks
Mrs. Luella Doerr Chandler Spinks, 68, of Colbert, died Sunday, April 27, 2003.
Born in Monroe County, Ill., Mrs. Spinks was a daughter of the late William and Frieda Vogt Doerr.
She was a homemaker and a member of Moon’s Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Spinks was also a member of the Eastern Star Athens Chapter 268 for 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Lester Chandler.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Moon’s Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Tony Lee and Tom Dial officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. John Cass, Tim Arthur, Nick Autry, Chris Mattox, Harold Stephenson and Joe Clark served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Spinks is survived by her husband, Millard Cicero Spinks; four daughters, Joan Chandler Fouche, Colbert, Trina L. Spinks Gordon, Bishop, and Sandie Shubert and Kathy Spinks, both of Commerce; three sons, Robert Chandler and Bill Chandler, both of Danielsville, and Jack Spinks, Commerce; four sisters, Alma Stechmesser and Helen Pflueger, both of Columbia, Ill., Lydia Keim, Belleville, Ill., and Dorthy Arras, Waterloo, Ill.; five brothers, William Doerr, Columbia, Ill., and Kenneth Doerr, Eugene Doerr, George Doerr and Gary Doerr, all of Waterloo, Ill.; 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Vista Care, 767 Oglethorpe Ave., Athens, GA 30606, or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 925, Athens, GA 30604.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 30, 2003

Rafael R. Blakely
Rafael Remirze Blakely, 17, of Colbert, died Saturday, April 19, 2003.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Blakely was a son of Jeanette Blakely, Colbert, and Robert Holloway, Greenwood, S.C.
He was a member of Hunter’s Chapel A.M.E. Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Hunter’s Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Stephen Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Clevan Jennings, A.B. Williams, Jeff Teasley, Chris Williams, Jerry Rucker and Delveccio Binns served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Rudy Cooper, Derrick Kelly and Ronnie Williams.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Tekila Walker, Colbert; and a brother, Jeffrey Blakely, Colbert.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home, Elberton, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 30, 2003

Billy R. Black
Billy Ray Black, 62, of Athens, died Sunday, April 27, 2003.
Born in Madison County, Mr. Black was a son of the late Joe Henry and Camelia Holbert Black.
He was employed as a packer with Wilkens Industry and was a member of Hull Baptist Church. Mr. Black was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Lee Black.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Hull Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife, Patsy Wood Black; daughter and son-in-law, Sonya Black and James Richard Harrell, Comer; daughters, April Black and Joni Black, both of Comer; son, Josh Black, Comer; sisters, Joan Black, Bogart, and Cordelia Tolbert, Hull; brother, Charles H. Black, Hull; and four grandchildren, Jackson Parham, Ivy Hill, Kage Hill and Bronson Harrell.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 30, 2003

Ed Cox
James Edward “Ed” Cox, 63, of Royston, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Cox was born in Westminster, S.C., on January 12, 1940. He was a son of the late Clifford Cox and Lucile Chastain Cox Powell.
A veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, Mr. Cox was a retired truck driver and a member of Price Chapel Church of God.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Johnny Stowe and James Gunn officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens-South. Herman Dowell, Edward Dowell, Than Royston, Leon Roach, Phil Campbell and Hugh Roach served as pallbearers.
Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Bobbie Stephens Cox, Royston; four sons, Jimmy Cox, Joe Cox, Thomas Cox and Bobby Cox, all of Columbia, S.C.; one step-son, Ricky Youngblood, Royston; two step-daughters, Shirley Campbell, Royston, and Deborah Patterson, Carnesville; one sister, Agnes Craft, Belton, S.C.; one half-brother, Jack Powell, Abbeville, S.C.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 30, 2003

Thelma E. Hollis
Mrs. Thelma Ewing Hollis, 76, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Hollis was born in Oglethorpe County on January 22, 1927. She was a daughter of the late Theodore J. and Flora Bell Freeman Ewing.
Mrs. Hollis was a retired machine operator with Jefferson Mills, with 43 years of service, and was of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann Akins, Ila, and Janie Walker, Commerce; two sons, Steve Hollis, Jefferson, and Tommy Hollis, Danielsville; two sisters, Louise Cannon, Athens, and Willie Holder, Cleveland; one brother, Jerry Ewing, Monroe; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 30, 2003

Mary King
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Garner King, 65, of Canon, died Saturday, April 26, 2003.
Born in Franklin County on September 5, 1937, Mrs. King was a daughter of the late Ezra and Liddie Peeples Garner.
She was employed with Georgian Cleaners in Lavonia, and was of the Baptist denomination.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. King was preceded in death by twin brothers, John and Henry Garner.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Paul Creason and Eldon Massey officiating. Burial was in the Double Branches Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Robbie King, Hartwell, and Pattie Powers, Canon; two brothers, Jim Garner and Richard Garner, both of Canon; one sister, Frances Burdette, Canon; and three grandchildren, Wade Roach, Dustin Powers and Allison Turner.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 30, 2003

James S. Thomas
James S. Thomas, 74, of Danielsville, died Saturday, April 26, 2003.
A native of Fannin County, Mr. Thomas was a son of the late James Glen and Willie Nell Lankford Thomas. He was the husband of the late Alpha Bobbie Bennett Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was a retired pressman with McGregors Printing of Athens, a retired custodian with the Madison County Board of Education and owner of The Strike Zone Batting Cages in Danielsville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean Conflict, and attended Friendship Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. William Tyner, Josh Williamson, Kenneth Williamson, David Williamson, Grady Echols and Jack Hardeman served as pallbearers.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Judy Thomas, Hull; son, Jeff Thomas, Danielsville; sister, Mary Lord, Dayton, Ohio; three grandchildren, Matt Thomas, Glen Thomas and Christy Thomas; one step-grandchild, David Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 30, 2003

Charles S. Keenan
Charles Stacy Keenan, 35, of Nicholson, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Keenan was a son of Charles Davis Keenan, Nicholson, and the late Margaret Flynn Keenan.
He was a mechanic and a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Antioch United Methodist Church with the Revs. Wendell Hanley and Charles Hardy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to his father, Mr. Keenan is survived by his wife, Gloria Keenan, of the home; son, Tyler Keenan, of the home; brothers, Tracy Keenan, Colbert, and Davis Roberts, Commerce; sister, Suzi Buice, Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Tyler Keenan Trust Fund, c/o NBank, First Commerce Bank, P.O. Box 210, Commerce, GA 30529.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 30, 2003


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