Madison County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 10, 2003


Langston B. Jones
Langston Birch Jones, infant son of William Samuel and Chanice Larae Langston Jones, of Royston, died Thursday, September 4, 2003, at Anderson Area Medical Center, Anderson, S.C.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 6, in the New Hope Worship Center Cemetery with the Revs. Dennis Kesler, Jonathan Peppers and Jonathan Randall officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include grandparents, Wayne and Louise Langston, Royston, and Nancy Jones, Dewy Rose; and great-grandmother, Lettie Mae Hall, Royston.
Langston was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Jones, and great-grandparents, Burrough Bennett, Ford and Gracie Langston, Lila and Ronnie Gay and Dorothy and Sam Jones.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 10, 2003

Minnie Pierce
Mrs. Minnie Lee Coile Pierce, 78, of Comer, died Sunday, September 7, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Pierce was born December 15, 1924, in Madison County, a daughter of the late Tom and Dezzie Lou Graham Coile.
She was a homemaker, a seamstress, a poultry farmer and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Pierce was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Allen Pierce, a grandson, Tracy Sheridan, three sisters, Eunice Duncan, Lois Bridges and Edna Moon, and a brother, Ed Coile.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Darvin Cash and Layman Otis Graham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ricky Martin, Jody Russell, Tommy Coile, Brandon Russell, Steven Moss, Randy Moss and Roy Russell served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Transco City Band, Charlie Coile, Allen Russum, Brian Adams, Tommy Dalton, Skip Partain, Ernest Crowe, Smokey Bryant, Stacy Duffell and Greg Crump.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Louise Pierce and Herbert Kniphfer, Winterville, and Lisa and Dale Maxwell, Bowman; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Martha Hughes, Comer; grandchildren, Marshanna Hughes, Brandon Hughes, Billy Sheridan and Jessica Sheridan; great-grandchildren, Teresa Kniphfer, Angie Kniphfer, Natasha Purvis, Lisa Dean and Katlin Dean; and sisters, Grace Pierce, Sue Coile, Beria Martin and Helen Graham, all of Comer.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 10, 2003

Major J. Jordan
Major J. Jordan, 78, of Commerce, died Monday, September 8, 2003.
Mr. Jordan was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Major W. Jordan and Julie Bryant Jordan.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, at Little Country Church.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife, Diane Jordan; and five sons, Gerald Jordan and Waymon Jordan, Watkinsville, Larry Jordan, Danielsville, Bobby Jordan, Athens, and Shawn Jordan, Commerce.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Health Care, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 10, 2003


Sandra L. Morgan
Mrs. Sandra Louise Mor-gan, 58, of Maysville, died Wednes-day, Septem-ber 3, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Morgan was a daughter of the late Julian Howser and the late Norma Alexander Howser. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred C. Morgan, and two daughters, Shelly and Rita Williams.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 5, at Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Crystal Williams, Carnesville; son, Mark Williams, Maysville; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Bruce Lee, Commerce; daughter, Darci Lynn Williams, Gainesville; brother, Wayne Howser, Gainesville; sisters, Margie Phagan, Homer, Linda Emmett, Oakwood, and Angeline Garner, Gainesville; five granddaughters, Candace Wooten, Casie Wooten, Paige Williams, Haley Williams and Briann Lee; and three grandsons, Bruce Lee Jr., Daniel Lee and Cody Cromer.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 10, 2003
Buford J. Hammonds
Buford Jack Hammonds, 82, of Harrisburg, N.C., died Monday, September 1, 2003, at The Heritage at Town Center.
Mr. Hammonds was born January 21, 1921, in Madison County. He was a son of the late Arthur Johnson Hammonds and Laura Kidd Hammonds.
Mr. Hammonds served in the U.S. Army 91st Infantry Division during World War II and retired from American Crankshaft. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine brothers and four sisters.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Hammonds was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, in the chapel of Hartsell Funeral Home, Concord, N.C., with the Rev. John Pless officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by the DAV Concord Chapter 27. Mack Penninger, Bill Simmons, Benjamin Hammonds, Wayne Penninger, Bill Athey and Tom Athey served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a brother, Arthur Hammonds, Concord, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1820 East Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28202.
Hartsell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 10, 2003

Lonie Mae Williams
Mrs. Lonie Mae Smallwood Williams, 89, of Commerce, died Saturday, September 6, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Williams was born February 6, 1914, in Jackson County. She was the daughter of the late T.P. and Drucilla Gipson Smallwood.
Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon L. Williams Sr.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, September 8, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a son, Buster Williams, Commerce; daughters, Joyce Eubanks, Barbara Patterson and JoAnne Sailors, all of Commerce; brother and sister-in-law, Tom B. and Oneida Smallwood, Commerce; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 10, 2003

Aaron L. Fleeman
Aaron Lee Fleeman, of Bowman, died Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton.
Mr. Fleeman was born April 7, 1931, in Elbert County, a son of the late James Ezra Fleeman and Onie Ray Fleeman Phillips.
He was a retired carpenter who also farmed and worked in the upholstery business. Mr. Fleeman was a member of Faith Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and was a former member of the Building and Grounds Committee.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Sandra and Adam Carey, a brother, Jessie Owen Fleeman, and a sister, Louise Loyd Thornton Gaddis.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 5, at Faith Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Stowe and Paul Vickery officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Fleeman’s grandsons served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Faith Baptist Church.
Mr. Fleeman is survived by his wife, Sarah Carolyn Kelley Fleeman, Bowman; daughters, Sara Jones, Cordele, Becky Cook, Elberton, and Jane Warren, Cindy Carey Scott and Rhonda Dunn, all of Bowman; brother, J.C. Fleeman, Anderson, S.C.; sister, Eula Mae Hayes, Anderson, S.C.; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Doyle and Frances Brown, 2827 Bowman Hwy., Bowman, GA.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 10, 2003

Mary A. Duncan
Mrs. Mary Alene Dun-can, 60, of Commerce, died Monday, September 8, 2003.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Duncan was a daughter of the late James Ralph Haynes and Reba Marion Sears Haynes.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, at The River of Life Worship Center, Nicholson, with the Revs. Howard Rhodes and Bosie Green officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Duncan is survived by her husband, Arthur Duncan, Commerce; daughter, Michelle Harrison, Commerce; step-daughters, Mary Jane Ledford, Ila, and Connie Swain, Commerce; brother, Mickey Haynes, Commerce; sisters, Grace Crump, Wilma Cook and Ann Hill, Commerce, and Brenda Smith, Baldwin; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 10, 2003


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