Madison County Obituaries...

JULY 23, 2003


Mary McElreath
Mrs. Mary E. Brooks McElreath, 89, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. McElreath was born in Madison County on November 26, 1913. She was a daughter of the late Oscar David and Vevie Lovern Brooks.
She was a farmer and homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mrs. McElreath was twice married, first to the late Goss Norton, and second to the late John Henry McElreath.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Otto and Johnny Brooks, and three sisters, Lena Herbert, Willie Maude Powers and Margaret Gurley.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 18, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Coy Brooks, Comer; a step-daughter, Velma Barber, Watkinsville; two grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 23, 2003

Will Carter
Will David Carter, 57, of Hoschton, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at his home.
Born in Franklin County on August 2, 1945, Mr. Carter was a son of the late James and Reba Garner Carter.
He worked in construction.
Mr. Carter was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Carter, and three sisters, Ruby Nell Bruce, Hilda Brown and Barbara Jean Carter.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial was in Bowers Memorial Gardens. Dion Roach, Phil Allen, Greg Fowler, Charles Bradley, Kenneth Allen and Gene Carey served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Ford, Hoschton; sons, Jeremy Carter and James Carter, Hoschton; brothers, Durham Carter, Tom Carter and Roy Lee Carter, all of Canon; sisters, Annie Bell Hudson and Vickie Duncan, both of Canon, Mary Sue Allen and Linda Fowler, both of Royston, Peggy Gunter, Townsville, S.C., and Wanda Housley, Dahlonega; and four grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 23, 2003

Douglas Esco
Douglas Calvin Esco, 40, of Comer, died Sunday, July 20, 2003.
A lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Esco was a son of Calvin and Mary L. Porterfield Esco, Comer.
Mr. Esco was a graduate of Madison County High School and IBEW LU #613 Apprenticeship Program. He was part owner of C&M Electrical and C&M Industrial Mechanical and was a member of Meadow Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Meadow Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Sarna officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Peggy Esco; step-daughter, Megan McNeil, Comer; brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Lucia Esco, Harrison; nephew, Cody Esco, Harrison; niece, Cortney Esco, Harrison; and a number of cousins, aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to the Meadow Baptist Church Building Fund, 6158 Highway 191, Comer, GA 30629.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 23, 2003

Thelma M. Teet
Mrs. Thelma Mae Satcher Teet, 97, of Athens, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003.
Mrs. Teet was born in Meridian, Miss., on May 30, 1906, a daughter of the late Lloyd Melvin and Lillie Catherine Satcher, Meridian, Miss. She was married to the late Lloyd Morris Teet Sr., Greensboro.
Mrs. Teet had lived in Georgia for the past 82 years and worked as a Loom Fixer in the Puritan Cotton Mill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Teet was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Opal Miller, two sons, Lloyd Morris Teet Jr. and Adolphus Louis Teet; and a grandson, John Thomas Walls.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Johnny Knight officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Christian Church Cemetery. Mrs. Teet’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include five daughters, LaVerne Hayes, Watkinsville, Zadie Smiddy, Augusta, Anita Miller, Nicholson, Dianne Eades, Winterville, and Sue Robertson, Hampton; two sons, Franklin Delano Teet, Roanoke, Ala., and Lane Teet, Colbert; 31 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 23, 2003

Jackie C. Bennett
Mrs. Jackie C. Dove Bennett, of Bogart, died Saturday, July 19, 2003.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Bennett was a daughter of the late Richard and Mattie Lou Hewell Winkle.
Mrs. Bennett was a member of Emmanuel Full Gospel Worship Center, Winder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton D. Dove.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Revs. Larry Pruitt and Michael Giddeons officiating. Burial was in Malcom Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Mary L. Coile, Bogart, and Mertice Marie Dove, Athens; sister, Sara Kempski, Ocala, Fla.; grandchildren, Darlene Beckett, Atlanta, David H. Jones, Comer, Melvin Coile Jr. and Paul C. Swords, both of Bogart, and Daniel I. Jones, Athens; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Full Gospel Worship Center, 366 Highway 211, Winder, GA 30680.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 23, 2003

Brian ‘B.J.’
Wilbanks Jr.
Brian Eugene “B.J.” Wilbanks Jr., 10, formerly of Clinton, S.C., and presently residing in Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, in Madison County.
B.J. was born in Laurens County, S.C., a son of Brian E. Wilbanks Sr., Gainesville, and the late Cheryl Donalene Motes Wilbanks.
He was a student at Danielsville Elementary School and a former student at Bailey Elementary School. B.J. was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Clinton, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Alvin Maynard Motes Sr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the First Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Pinelawn Memory Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include a brother, Thomas Jacob Wilbanks, Clinton, S.C.; a sister, Hazel Nicole Wilbanks, Danielsville; paternal grandparents, Paul and Nancy Wilbanks, Clinton, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Jean Baker and step-grandfather, Carroll Baker, Clinton, S.C.; and great-grandmother, Lucille Dunaway, Clinton, S.C.
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, c/o Dianne Gross or Julian Pearson, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.
Gray Funeral Home, Clinton, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 23, 2003

Cheryl M. Wilbanks
Mrs. Cheryl Motes Wilbanks, 31, formerly of Clinton, S.C., presently residing in Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Barrow Community Hospital in Winder.
Born in Newberry County, Mrs. Wilbanks was a daughter of Jean Motes Baker, Clinton, S.C., and the late Alvin Maynard Motes Sr., and was the mother of the late Brian Eugene “B.J.” Wilbanks Jr.
Mrs. Wilbanks was a devoted mother and homemaker and attended the First Assembly of God Church, Clinton, S.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the First Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Pinelawn Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Wilbanks is survived by her husband, Brian E. Wilbanks Sr., Gainesville; a son, Thomas Jacob Wilbanks, Clinton, S.C.; a daughter, Hazel Nicole Wilbanks, Danielsville; her mother and step-father, Jean and Carroll Baker, Clinton, S.C.; a brother, Alvin Maynard Motes Jr., Clinton, S.C.; a step-brother, Gordon Baker, Marietta; and sisters, Dianne Long, Clinton, S.C., Angela Groves, Cayuga Falls, Ohio, and Dee Miller, Union, S.C.
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, c/o Dianne Gross or Julian Pearson, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.
Gray Funeral Home, Clinton, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 23, 2003

Willie Carey
Willie Webb Carey, 73, of Bowman, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Carey was born in Franklin County on May 18, 1930, a son of the late J.T. and Geneva Haley Carey.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Carey retired from Comer Manufacturing in 1978 and was a member of Bio Baptist Church in Hart County. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Chris Tucker and Rodney Alexander, five brothers, Z.O., Tiny, Talmadge, Joe and J.V. Carey, and three sisters, Katie McLane, Amelia Brooks and Sidney Bailey.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Johnny Stowe and Randall Starrett officiating. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Bowman. Scott Stowe, Brian Stowe, Doug Sorrow, Mickey McCollum and Eric Carey served as pallbearers.
Mr. Carey is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mrs. Hazel Hart Carey, of the home; son, Stanley Carey, Vanna; daughters, Lynn Stowe, Bowman, and Mandy Hendrix, Danielsville; step-sons, Ernest Crowe, Ila, Don Crowe, Comer, and Ronnie Crowe, Bowman; brothers, Henry Carey and James Carey, both of Hartwell; sisters, Martha Perry, Anderson, S.C., and Nancy Culpepper, Lavonia; 14 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 23, 2003


J.M. Howard Jr.
John Morris “J.M.” Howard Jr., of Hull, died Thursday, July 17, 2003.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Howard was a son of the late John Morris and Flossie McGahee Howard.
He served in the U.S. Army and had been employed by Westinghouse, later ABB. He was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Winder.
Mr. Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Howard.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Revs. G.H. Hammond and Tommy Baker officiating. Burial was in the Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, James Howard, Hull; sisters, Martha Jane Hussey, Sparta, Mozelle Maxey, Elberton, and Clyde Price, Union Point; and grandchildren, Jimmy Howard and Aiden Howard.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 23, 2003

Ida Mae Weaver
Mrs. Ida Mae Weaver, 79, of Danielsville, died Monday, July 14, 2003.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 18, in the Macedonia Holiness Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Bales, Danielsville, and Sandra Fowler, Hull; one son, Johnny Sorrow, Comer; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 23, 2003


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