Madison County Obituaries...

AUGUST 20, 2003


Juanita Palmer
Ms. Juanita Hawkes Palmer, 79, of Comer, died Wednesday, August 13, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Ms. Palmer was the daughter of the late Thomas D. and Ada Gunnells Hawkes. She was the widow of Leonard W. Palmer.
Ms. Palmer was a seamstress with Blue Bell Manufacturing in Comer and was a member of Comer United Methodist Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Mike McLemore officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, Hugh D. Hawkes, Gainesville; nieces, Evelyn Crain, Mary Carolyn Cook, Brenda Agnew and Karen Saye; and a nephew, James B. Hawkes.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

Sharon
Nguyen-Simms
Mrs. Sharon Nguyen-Simms, 60, of Comer, died Saturday, August 16, 2003.
A native of Battle Creek, Mich., she was the daughter of the late James and Alma Gift Richardson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, Dango Nguyen, Comer, and Doug McIntyre, Ventura, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Marie Nguyen, Comer; three grandchildren, Melody Ransom, Colt Nguyen and Koti Nguyen; two brothers and a number of nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

Arthur Mae
‘Geny’ Sheridan
Mrs. Arthur Mae “Geny” Sheridan, of Royston, died Tuesday, August 19, 2003.
Mrs. Sheridan was born in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Bennett Langford.
She retired from Oxford Manufacturing Company and was a talented seamstress and crafts person, it was stated. Mrs. Sheridan was a member of Franklin Springs Baptist Church and a faithful attendee of Faith Christian Fellowship Church.
“She was known for her quiet, giving spirit,” added family members, “blessing all she met and loved by all.”
Her husband was the late Buscum W. “Bass” Sheridan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 21, at Franklin Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Williard Crider, Frankie Sheridan and David Coker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Anne Sheridan, Commerce; son, Dan Sheridan, Royston; daughter, Lenonia Brown, Royston; daughters and sons-in-law, Dixie and Tony Akins, Clearwater, Fla., and Sallie and Danny Prewett, Toccoa; sisters, Dessie Hill, Royston, and Ruby Hill, Ila; 10 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home of Danny and Sallie Prewett, 708 Skyline Drive, Toccoa, and at the home of Mrs. Lenonia Brown, 339 Dovetown Road, Apt. 122, Royston. 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. Thursday.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

Patricia N. Pilgrim
Ms. Patricia “Pat” Nicholson Pilgrim, 42, of Danielsville, died at the home of her uncle and aunt, Edward and Mary Watts, Pendergrass, Saturday, August 16, 2003.
Born in Stephens County, Ms. Pilgrim had lived in Danielsville for the past 20 years. She was a daughter of the late Columbus and Gracie Watts Nicholson.
Ms. Pilgrim was employed in the poultry industry for many years and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, in the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home, Clayton, with Layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. Burial was in the Wiley Cemetery.
In addition to her uncle and aunt, Ms. Pilgrim is survived by her companion, Scott Bassett, Danielsville; three sisters, Melissa Nicholson, Loretta Roberts and Charlene Goss, all of Colbert; one brother, Russell Nicholson, Wiley; five nephews and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

William R. Fowler
William Robert Fowler, 62, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Fowler was born July 16, 1941, in Barrow County. He was a son of the late Robert Frank Fowler and Willonell Fowler Pressley.
Mr. Fowler was employed as a roofer.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 8, in the Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Pendergrass, with the Rev. Tim Strickland officiating.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife, Charlotte Fowler, Jefferson; son, William Carlton Fowler, Jefferson; daughter, Renee Fowler, Jefferson; also sons, Bill Fowler, Gainesville, and Wiley William Fowler, Commerce; also daughters, Mary Ann Page, Fayetteville, N.C., and Edna Marie Tatum, Ila; brother, Edward Fowler, Winder; sisters, Shelby Presley, Commerce, and Sheila Beck, Pendergrass; and eight grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

Doyle Bennett
William Doyle “Bill” Bennett, 84, of Issaquah, Wash., died Tuesday, August 12, 2003.
Born January 27, 1919, in Madison County, Mr. Bennett was a son of the late Julian Obediah and Ada Williams Bennett.
He was a retired inspector with Trans World Airline. Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by a son, Billie Doyle Bennett, five brothers, Alvin Clarence Bennett, Coyle Bennett, A.P. Bennett, Hugh M. Bennett and John Henry Bennett, and seven sisters, Eula Fortson, Ola Lee Bennett, Lois Bennett, Susie Long, Vallie Long, Annie Lou Carey and Ethelene Billingsley.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 17, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Tim Peek officiating. Burial was in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife, Jessie Landers Bennett, Issaquah, Wash.; daughters, Peggy Patricia Schaible, Danville, Calif., and Linda Louise Harrington, Issaquah, Wash.; sisters, Ellen Adams, Danielsville, and Idelle Short, Kannapolis, N.C.; three grandchildren, Wendy, Marcus and Jason; and two great-granddaughters, Lindsey and Hope.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

Willette W. Brown
Mrs. Willette Walters Brown, 65, of Com-merce, died Sunday, August 17, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Lonnie Grady and Addie Chastain Walters. She was the wife of the late Joe Cohen Brown.
Mrs. Brown was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin Walters, Junior Walters and Chapman Walters, and a sister, Clair Lee Brown.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Alan Cooke, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Mary Brown, Commerce; grandchildren, Kelly Brown, Denver, Colo., and Cohen Cooke and Katie Cooke, both of Commerce; and sisters, Nobie Mills, Toccoa, Eula Royston, Royston, and Geneva Chrisp, Hartwell.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

Reba Ricketson
Mrs. Reba Grace Moss Mason Ricketson, 58, of Royston, died Thursday, August 14, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Ricketson was born in Hart County on November 25, 1944. She was a daughter of the late John Perry and Ethel Corene Sullivan Moss.
Mrs. Ricketson worked as a clerk at the Athens Tech Book Store and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Comer. She was preceded in death by a brother, Alton Moss, and a sister, Lettie Davidson.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 17, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Darvin Cash and Lee Smith officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Steven Moss, Bob Moss, Dwayne Dickerson, Stephen Moss, Jeff Moss and Ricky Sexton served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Ricketson is survived by her husband, Willie Barison Ricketson, Royston; sons, Ricky Mason, Royston, Robby Mason, Winder, Randall Ricketson, Locust Grove, and Jamie Ricketson and Greg Ricketson, both of Morrow; daughters, Mandy Sexton and Krystal Marnell, both of Red Wing, Minn., and Teresa Ricketson, Morrow; brothers, Jim Moss, Lavonia, Bill Moss Jr., Comer, Donnie Moss, Athens, and Kenny Moss and Doug Moss, both of Royston; sisters, Frances Boles, Hartwell, and Hazel Fricks, Royston; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

Peggy A. Williams
Mrs. Peggy Adams Williams, 69, of Royston, died Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Williams was born June 18, 1934, in Hart County, a daughter of the late William Lloyd and Minnie Mann Adams.
Mrs. Williams was a bookkeeper at Royston Drug Store and was a member of Royston Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Williams, two brothers, Harold and Calvin Adams, and a sister, Hilda Walters.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 14, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Byron Greene officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lavonia.
Survivors include a son, Ricky Williams, Royston; daughter, Denise Williams Oleson, Anderson, S.C.; brother, Robert Adams, Royston; sister, Dot Jones, Royston; and grandson, Tyler Williams.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

James E. Williamson
James Eugene Williamson, 56, of Winterville, died Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Williamson was born April 25, 1947, in Jackson County, a son of the late Boyce and Stella Cooper Williamson.
Mr. Williamson was employed as a building contractor and was the owner of C&MS (Construction and Maintenance Specialist). He attended Victory Life Church in Watkinsville.
Mr. Williamson was preceded in death by a brother, David Boyce Williamson.
Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, August 16, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Tony Cowan and David Cooper officiating. Burial was in Williamson Cemetery, Arcade. Jerimiah Stidle, Trey Dickerson, Andrew Williamson, Chris Williamson, David Williamson and Russell Williamson served as pallbearers.
Mr. Williamson is survived by his wife, Janice Daves Williamson, Winterville; four sons, Andrew Williamson, Watkinsville, Chris Williamson, Jefferson, and David Williamson and Russell Williamson, both of Athens; one daughter, Denise Williamson, Hull; four sisters, Faye Allen, Bowersville, Annie Gurley, Jefferson, Mary Hammer, Camarillo, Calif., and Martha Wright, Lavonia; and three grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the charity or church of one’s choice.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

Bobby R. Wood
Bobby Randall Wood, 50, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Wood was a son of Auston Wood and the late Mary Lena Hardy Wood. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Annette Wood.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
In addition to his father, Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Peggy Morrow Wood, of the home; one son, Bobby Randall Wood Jr., Nicholson; four daughters, Maranda Wood, Snellville, Candice Wood, Nicholson, Crystal Wade, Center, and Deana Wood, Danielsville; one step-son, Jason Smart, Nicholson; two brothers, Billy Wood, Nicholson, and James Wood, Hull; two sisters, Hilda Wilson, Commerce, and Patricia Mutha, Marietta; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

Greg Norris
Greggory Scott Norris, 41, of Royston, died Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Norris was born April 3, 1962, a son of Gary and Louise Toney Norris, Canon.
He was a poultry farmer and an electrician and was a member of Canon Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 16, at Canon Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Stowe, Paul Creason and Jonathan Peppers officiating. Burial was in Bowers Memorial Gardens. Jason Norris, Stevie Goldsmith, Travis Clardy, Phillip Segars, Kevin Toney, Ron Toney and Frankie Gibson served as pallbearers.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Norris is survived by his wife, Lisa Thornton Norris, Royston; daughter and son-in-law, Jo Lisa Marie Norris and Travis Clardy, Canon; daughters, Candice Nichole Norris, Martin, and Samantha Jill Norris, Royston; granddaughter, Callie Paige Clardy; brother, Glenn Norris, Canon; and sister, Teri Dooley, Toccoa.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003

Joseph H. Pace
Joseph H. Pace, 93, of Commerce, died Sunday, August 17, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Pace was born in Jackson County on March 29, 1910. He was the son of the late George and Effie Banks Pace.
Mr. Pace was retired from Lyons Garment Company and was a member of Liberty Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Mr. Pace is survived by his wife, Lula Hillsman Pace, Commerce; two sons, Jack Pace, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jerry Pace, Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Brenda Pace, Austell; one step-daughter, Janet Jordan, Watkinsville; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 20, 2003



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