Madison County Obituaries...

AUGUST 6, 2003


Louis M. Steed
Louis Melvin Steed, 83, of Hull, died Friday, August 1, 2003.
Born in Elma, Wash., on July 23, 1920, Mr. Steed was a son of the late Edward P. and Bertha Schmach Steed, Williamsburg, Ohio.
Mr. Steed worked at Pearl Harbor from November 1941 to October 1945. He was a veteran of World War II with the Military Police Criminal Investigation Detachment in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Mr. Steed received his Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees from the University of Hawaii. He was the Director of Radio Broadcasting at the university and was on the staff of the 1958 Orientation Center for Foreign Students. In 1960, Mr. Steed received a Fulbright Grant to teach English at a teachers college in Bangkok, Thailand. He served 22 years with the United States Information Agency as Foreign Service Officer, serving in Thailand, Vietnam and Bogota, Columbia. His last post was with The Voice of America, Washington, D.C., and he retired in July 1980. He lived in Georgia for 22 years.
Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 7, at Colbert United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Haralson officiating.
Mr. Steed is survived by his wife, Winona Kealalio Steed, Hull; son, Paul Kimo Steed, Lafayette, La.; daughter, Malia Lianne Vincent, Leesburg, Fla.; three granddaughters, Abby Lianne Steed-Bragg, Sabrina Marie Vincent and Ashley Christina Vincent, all of Lafayette, La.; one grandson, Garrett Kimo Vincent, Lafayette, La.; sister, Edna Seagraves, Ft. Thomas, Ky.; brother, Robert Steed, Mt. Orab, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Colbert United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 317, Colbert, GA 30628.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 6, 2003

Paula Wehunt
Mrs. Paula Delayne Wilson Wehunt, 55, of Carnesville, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Wehunt was born in Marshall County, Ala., on June 9, 1948. She was a daughter of Mary Sue Piotrowski, Carnesville, and the late Edward Gerald Wilson, and the step-daughter of the late Blondell Ham Wilson.
Mrs. Wehunt was an office manager. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kelly Gerald Wilson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, August 4, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Louie Mabry officiating. Burial was in Cary Memorial Gardens. Rodney Pelles, Mitch Floyd, Earl Small, Jimmy Floyd, Joshua Garmon and Jim Anderson served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, William Roger Wehunt; son, William Keith Wehunt, Carnesville; daughter, Shari Wehunt Johnson, Douglasville; sisters, Cynthia Wilson Anderson, Hoschton, and Cewilla Wilson Garmon, Loganville; and three grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 6, 2003

Inez Kellum
Mrs. Inez Charlotte Kellum, 89, of Comer, died Sunday, August 3, 2003.
Born in Elbert County, Mrs. Kellum was the daughter of the late George and Myrtle Sexton Todd. She was the wife of the late Jesse Lee Kellum.
Mrs. Kellum was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Gregory Kellum officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Maxine Kellum, Statham; son, Kenny Kellum, Crawford; daughters and sons-in-law, Jessie and Charles Johnson, Clarkston, Sherry and Randolph Richardson, Lithonia, and Mildred and Randy Cooper, Powder Springs; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 6, 2003

J.C. Wilson
J.C. Verner Wilson, 79, of Athens, died Saturday, August 2, 2003.
Born in Banks County, Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Thomas and Eddie Lord Wilson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Fitzpatrick Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was retired from Oliver Rubber Company, with 32 years of service. Following his retirement, he was employed as a dealer transfer driver with University Ford-Lincoln-Mercury.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Wilson served with the Seabees in the South Pacific. He was a member of American Legion Post #20, the VFW, the Moose Club and the Hardee’s Breakfast Club. He was also a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Johnny Fitzpatrick, Mike Woods, Bobby Anderson, Billy Styron, Stanley Hunter, Harry Wilson and Wayne Edins served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Thornton and members of the American Legion Post 20.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Frances C. Wilson; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Sylvia D. Wilson, Athens; step-children and spouses, Ms. Phobe Henderson, Athens, and Vici and Lewis Parr, Sally and Charles White and Randall Wheeless, all of Jackson County; sisters, Zelma Smith, Thelma Smith, Dorothy Lord and Janelle Chandler, all of Commerce, and Louise Anderson, Madison County; brother, Henry Lee Wilson, Clarke County; grandchildren, Cynthea Wilson, Stephanie Wilson and Tommy Wilson Jr.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 6, 2003

Charles ‘Pop’ Robinson
Charles Edward “Pop” Robinson, 85, of Athens, died Friday, August 1, 2003.
Mr. Robinson was born in Oglethorpe County on May 24, 1918. He was the son of the late Samuel and Nancy Seabolt Robinson.
Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his wife, Ileen Nunnally.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 4, at Attica Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Davison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Sandra Robinson, Danielsville, and Tommy and Glenda Robertson, Colbert; son, Billy Ray Robinson, Athens; daughter, Janice Crisely, Maysville; a grandson raised in the home, Samuel J. Robinson; sisters, Mary Nelms, Bogart, and Maudie Bell Dalton, Covington; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 6, 2003
Judy L. Boothe
Mrs. Judy Lynn Dunagan Boothe, 39, of Danielsville, died Monday, August 4, 2003.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mrs. Boothe was a daughter of Christine Roland Dunagan and the late Sanford Howard Dunagan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 8, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Ray Hewatt and Jerry Hewatt officiating. Burial will be in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Keith Hewatt, Greg Mathis, Jason Elliott, Josh Elliott, David Hilley and Jeff Ray will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Pete Boothe, Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, James Robert and Jessica Owens, Danielsville; son, Travis Lee Boothe, Danielsville; step-daughters, Tonya Ramsey, Colbert, and Teresa Abbs, Carnesville; grandmother, Irene Roland, Gwinnett County; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debora and Keith Hewatt, Carnesville, and Patricia and Bobby Owens, Lawrenceville; one grandchild; four step-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Greg and Robin Mathis, Danielsville; sister-in-law, Melinda Hill, Colbert; brother-in-law, Tony Boothe, Bogart; mother-in-law, Susie Boothe, Danielsville; and several nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 6, 2003

Thomas L. Howington
Thomas L. Howington, 83, of Nicholson, a former member of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Howington was born August 20, 1919, in Jackson County. He was the son of the late Henry A. and Lela Smith Howington.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Howington was a retired poultry and cattle farmer and a member of Nicholson Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows and Hudson Lodge #294.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Ervin Goss and Terry Smith officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mr. Howington is survived by his wife, Marceline Watkins Howington, Nicholson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 6, 2003

Paul Manny
Paul Stewart Manny, 53, of Nicholson, died Saturday, August 2, 2003.
A native of DeKalb County, Mr. Manny was the son of the late Charles Stewart and Edith McCay Manny.
He was a carpenter.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, in Decatur Cemetery.
Mr. Manny is survived by his wife, Charlene Mattice Manny; four step-daughters, Deborah Ann Gillespie, Bogart, Cynthia Ann Kunath, North Carolina, Laurie Ann McWhorter, Watkinsville, and April Ann Pallo, Kennesaw; sister, Gail Hock, Norcross; and five grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 6, 2003

Lois ‘Lottie’ Nix
Mrs. Lois Lottrell “Lottie” Anthony Nix, 87, of Commerce, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Nix was a daughter of the late John and Grace Venable Anthony. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Dupree Nix, and a son, William Anthony Nix.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 1, at the Commerce First United Methodist Church with the Revs. David Bowen and Hoyt Allen officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a daughter, Mable Nix G. Dawson, Commerce; a sister, Mrs. Dow (Olivia) Shirley, Commerce; three grandchildren, William Bowden Golden, Andrew Nix Golden and William Anthony Woodham; one great-granddaughter, Caitlin Woodham; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Commerce First United Methodist Church Building Fund, the Athens First United Methodist Church, or to the Trust Fund in the name of Mrs. Nix at Community Bank and Trust in Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 6, 2003

Pauline Johnson
Mrs. Pauline Dora Gabriel Johnson, 85, of Colbert, died Monday, August 4, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Oglethorpe County, January 14, 1918, a daughter of the late Raliegh William and Nellie Elizabeth Tucker Gabriel.
She was a homemaker and a member of Clouds Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, James Maryland Johnson Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 7, at Clouds Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Dayton Logan and Hoyt Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Welcome Avenue Church Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, James M. Johnson Jr., Danielsville; daughters, Virginia Russell and Rachel Coker, both of Comer, Ann Brooks and Carol Allen, both of Colbert, Linda Hunnius, Richmond, Va., and Mary Costa, Danielsville; brothers, Edd Gabriel, Oakwood, Dwayne Gabriel, Talking Rock, and Loring Gabriel, Covington; sisters, Mary Bell Williams and Frances Roberts, both of Athens; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Clouds Creek Baptist Church Piano Fund, c/o Pat Fortson, P.O. Box 604, Crawford, GA 30630.
The family is at the home of Bob and Carol Allen, 328 Strickland Circle, Colbert. They were to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 6, 2003


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