Madison County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 3, 2003


Lettia Mae Strickland
Mrs. Lettia Mae Jones Strickland, 68, of Danielsville, died Sunday, August 31, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born April 24, 1935, in Elbert County, Mrs. Strickland was a daughter of the late Harrison T. and Ezzie Victoria Hunsinger Jones.
She was a homemaker and a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Albert Vaughn and Larry Evans officiating. Burial was in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Strickland is survived by her husband, Herman Lee Strickland, Danielsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy Lee and Barbara Jean Strickland and Charles Donald and Linde Strickland, all of Commerce, Ray Thomas and Linda Faye Strickland, Comer, and James Harrison Strickland, Danielsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Janie Elizabeth and Eddie Hicks, Commerce, and Vickie and Alex Troy Hand, Comer; brothers, Henry Jones and Raleigh Jones, both of Comer; sisters, Slyana Thomas, Winterville, Kathleen Dove, Elberton, Jackie Helms, Danielsville, and Barbara Shelton, Athens; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

Gerald H. Schoyen
Gerald Hjalmar Schoyen, 73, of Colbert, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003.
A native of New York, Mr. Schoyen was the son of the late Hjalmar Martinas and Edwarda Kittelson Schoyen.
Formerly of Decatur, Mr. Schoyen was a Scottish Rite Mason, a Masonry Contractor in the Atlanta area and a member of Colbert United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 29, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Jim Haralson and Jim Turner officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Cemetery. Ronald Carey, Greg Carey, Tony Carey, Chris Carey, Kola Payne and Michael Carey served as pallbearers.
Mr. Schoyen is survived by his wife, Sybil Carey Schoyen; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mike Sirmans, Snellville; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Schoyen and Sachiho Murasugi, Dayton, Ohio; sister, Marie Doran, Norristown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Chris, and wife, Lynn Sirmans, Kelly Sirmans, Miyuki and Teiji Schoyen; and two great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Kirklynn Sirmans.
Memorials may be made to the Colbert United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

Sybil T. Barnett
Mrs. Sybil Tillman Swindle Barnett, 83, of Nicholson, died Saturday, August 30, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Barnett was born January 13, 1920, in Madison County, the daughter of the late Tillman and Nelia Adams Swindle.
She was a homemaker and a member of Nicholson Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 1, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Hulon Hill, Terry Smith and Richard Cathy officiating. Burial was in the Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Barnett is survived by her husband, Herbert Barnett, Nicholson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

Terry R. Booth
Terry Ray Booth, 30, of Hull, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Booth was a son of Lloyd L. and Ann Free Booth, and the husband of Tammy Shubert Booth.
Mr. Booth was employed with Booth Logging and was a member of Colbert Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie D. and Addie Booth and Lloyd O. and Geneva Free.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Phil Parks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his wife and parents, include two daughters, Tia Booth and Tori Booth, both of Colbert; one sister, Regina Stuchell, Nicholson; and two brothers, Jimmy Booth Sr., Danielsville, and Ottis Booth, Hull.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

J.T. Parham
Japtha Thomas “J.T.” Parham, 82, of Comer, died Saturday, August 30, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Parham was a son of the late Shelby Walford and Allie Mae Rowe Parham.
He was a veteran of World War II and was a retired truck driver with Smith Trucking. Mr. Parham was a member of Vineyard Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 1, at Vineyard Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewitt Waters and Dr. Larry Green officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Parham’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Mr. Parham is survived by his wife, Charlotte Parham Parham; two daughters, Diane Sargent, Comer, and Delane Jones, Commerce; one brother, Charlie Parham, Comer; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

Carolyn Strickland
Mrs. Carolyn Louise Bryant Strickland, 59, of Canon, died Sunday, August 31, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Strickland was born August 25, 1944, a daughter of Mrs. Hilda Louise Hendrix Bryant, Royston, and the late Artis Radford Bryant.
She worked with Johnson & Johnson, Royston, and was a member of Redwine United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir and the U.M.W.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Claude Herbert officiating. Burial was in the Redwine United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Strickland is survived by a son, Charles L. Strickland Jr., Canon; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Kelly Bird, Commerce; grandchildren, Ford and Savannah Bird, Commerce; brothers, David A. Bryant and Billy R. Bryant, both of Royston; and sisters, Susan Bryant Whitmire, Bowman, Diane Bryant Strickland, Hartwell, and Janice Bryant, Royston.
Memorials may be made to the Georgia Chapter of the American Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2625 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 205, Atlanta, GA 30339
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003


Vesta Brooks
Mrs. Vesta Viola Abernathy Brooks, 84, of Colbert, died Thursday, August 28, 2003.
Mrs. Brooks was born June 18, 1919, in White County. She was a daughter of the late William Walter and Ruthie Melvine Adams Abernathy.
Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker and a member of Bible Baptist Church, Danielsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Johnnie H. Brooks, two grandsons, Jonathan Brooks and Phillip Brooks, three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 30, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Dayton Logan and Robert Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Meadow Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Ray Brooks, Colbert; daughter, Brenda Coker, Colbert; step-son, Coy Brooks, Comer; step-daughter, Janie Lee Osley, Royston; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

Rebecca H. Hemrick
Mrs. Rebecca House McElroy Hemrick, 63, of Riverview, Fla., formerly of Madison County, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003, in Gainesville, Fla.
Mrs. Hemrick was born January 29, 1940, in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Tommy Jefferson and Tildie Human House.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Danielsville. She also attended Riverview Church of God in Riverview, Fla.
Mrs. Hemrick was preceded in death by a sister, Claudine Epps.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 30, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Robert Thomas and Judy Carruth officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Charles Loggins, Erik Weaver, Todd Kennedy, Hall West, Mike Tate and Kevin Autry served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Hemrick is survived by her husband, Herman Calvin Hemrick, Riverview, Fla.; two daughters, Wanda Shackelford, Danielsville, and Christy Hardeman, Winterville; three sons, Buddy Moon, Bowman, and Lanier Moon and David McElroy, both of Danielsville; two sisters, Velma Stamey, Toccoa, and Rachel Roach, Danielsville; three brothers, Mitchell House and John Allen House, both of Danielsville, and Jerry House, Canon; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

Sarah Roach
Mrs. Sarah Jordan Roach, 86, of Franklin Springs, died Monday, September 1, 2003, at her home.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shelby and Jerry Floyd, Royston; her son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Linda Roach, Dacula; sister, Sidney Carey, Royston; grandchildren, Kathy Floyd, Sugar Hill, Kenneth Floyd, Bath, N.C., Wendy Boykin, Leesville, S.C., Pamela Roach, Carlton, Patrick Roach, Lawrenceville, William Clark Roach, Atlanta, and Merideth Butler, McDonough; and nine great-grandchildren.
Relatives who preceded Mrs. Roach in death are her mother, Lou Jimmie Jordan, her father, Anderson Jordan, her husband, Bill Roach, a son, William Roach, a grandson, David Roach, sisters, Francis Barton and Luna Mae Adams, and brothers, George Jordan, Steve Jordan and Lee Jordan.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, at Franklin Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Raymond Carr and Durant Driggers officiating. Entombment was at Franklin Memorial Gardens South in Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003
Bessie D. Hendricks
Mrs. Bessie Davis Hendricks, 78, of Comer, died Thursday, August 28, 2003.
Mrs. Hendricks was a daughter of the late Grady and Bertie Hall Davis.
She was retired from Platoon Garments and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mrs. Hendricks was preceded in death by a son, James Gary Hendricks, a brother, Fred Davis, and a sister, Helen Crowe.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 30, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Donald Burdick and John Scarborough officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Hendricks is survived by her husband, James C. “Dink” Hendricks; son, Calvin Jerry Hendricks, Comer; brother, Joe Davis, Danielsville; sisters, Virginia Sorrells and Idell Fortson, both of Danielsville, Lessie Bridges and Hazel Huff, both of Comer, and Carol Hope, Gainesville; two grandchildren, Jeff Hendricks and Joey Hendricks; and one great-grandchild, Coby Hendricks.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

Jimmie
L. Brown
Mrs. Jimmie Lacy Brown, 56, of Commerce, died Monday, September 1, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center of an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of Margaret Purcell Lacy, Commerce, and the late James Lacy.
She was employed as a cosmetologist.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Wendell Hanley and Phil Parks officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Jesse Brown, of the home; a son, Josh Brown, Commerce; and a sister, Jayne Lackey, Ila.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

Mae O. Perdue
Mrs. Mae Ommie Wilson Perdue, 93, of Gillsville, died Saturday, August 30, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born in Madison County on July 14, 1910, Mrs. Perdue was the daughter of the late Johnnie and Lizzie Roberts Wilson. She was the wife of the late H.D. Perdue.
Mrs. Perdue was a retired potter.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, September 1, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Elmer Maddox and Donald Tritt officiating. Burial was in the Gillsville Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Archie Perdue, Gillsville; a brother, Paul Wilson, Lula; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

John Dutton
John William Dutton, 79, of Comer, died Thursday, August 28, 2003, at Comer Health Care Center.
Mr. Dutton was born January 22, 1924, in Hart County, a son of the late James Callaway and Sarah Elizabeth Dutton Dutton.
He was a farmer and a member of the Tabernacle Independent Baptist Church in Hartwell. Mr. Dutton was preceded in death by three sisters, Eva Bruce, Doris Fowler and Bertha Massey.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 30, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Donnie Fowler and Dorsey Holmes officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park. Mr. Dutton’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Mr. Dutton is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Alewine Dutton, Comer; five sons, Wilburn Dutton, Hephizbah, Johnson Effie Dutton, Augusta, Thomas Wayne Dutton, Hartwell, Carey Dean Dutton, Royston, and William Howard Dutton, Carnesville; two daughters, Colleen Noonkester, Mt. Airy, N.C., and Linda Norton, Hartwell; three brothers, Fletcher Dutton, Lavonia, Joe Dutton, Elberton, and Billy Dutton, Hartwell; four sisters, Louise Gaines, Oglethorpe County, and Nina Neese, Ellen Fowler and Barbara Brown, all of Royston; 27 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

Jack R. Mathis
Jack R. Mathis, 65, of Commerce, died Monday, August 25, 2003, at his residence of an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 28, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include a son, Danny Mathis, Cedartown; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Paul Bennett, Commerce; daughter, Donna Mathis, Cedartown; brother, John Mathis, Ila; sister, Mabel Manus, Commerce; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

Zackary V. Audulewicz
Zackary Victor Audulewicz, 20, of Ila, died Friday, August 29, 2003.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Audulewicz was the son of Don Victor and Kathy Phillips Audulewicz.
He was employed with Aldridge on the foundation crew and was a member of Ila Baptist Church. Mr. Audulewicz had been a saved Christian since September 29, 1991, and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Victor Audulewicz.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 1, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Albert Vaughn and Bill Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Ila Cemetery. Mathew Steed, Jason Thompson, Lee Giddens, Chris Burroughs, Jason Poss and Ryan Simmons served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include sister and brother-in-law, Angie and Eurice Westmoreland Gaither, Commerce; nephew, Derrian Gaither; and grandparents, Sara Audulewicz and Addis and Geneva Phillips Gordy.
Memorials may be made to the Ila Cemetery Fund, or to the Relay for Life Cancer Fund.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003

Elizabeth J. Waters
Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Pollard Waters, 43, of Danielsville, died Thursday, August 28, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Waters was born October 17, 1959, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Grover and Juanta Stowe Pollard.
She was a homemaker and a member of Grove Level Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 30, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. John Wood officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Mrs. Waters is survived by her husband, Wayne Waters, Danielsville; two daughters, Rebecca Fleeman, Carnesville, and Carrie Stevens, Commerce; and one sister, Jean Harkins, Danielsville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 3, 2003



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