Madison County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2003


Willis Jones
Willis Jones, 80, Athens, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003.
A native of Pike County, he was a son of the late A.E. and Ruth Bussey Jones and was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Faith Starr Jones. A 1938 graduate of Berry College and the University of Georgia, he served in World War II in the United States Navy. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Clarke County from 1948 until 1979. He was a charter member of Roundtable Farmers Club and the Clarke-Oconee Cattleman’s Association. Jones was a director of the Clarke County Farm Bureau, a Dairy Shrine Member and a member of Green Acres Baptist Church.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at Green Acres Baptist Church with the Revs. Fred Rowell and Vernon Grimes officiating. Burial was in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Hoopaugh Jones; six children, Clyde Jones, Colbert, J. Ed Jones, Hartwell, Rosemary Porter, Sylvester, Dot Murphy, Lilburn, Joe Hoopaugh, Gainesville, and John Hoopaugh, Woodworth, La.; two brothers, Lt. Col. V.Y. Jones, Athens, and Dale Jones, Asheboro, N.C.; and 12 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Green Acres Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lord and Stephens East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003

Joshua Paul
Joshua Paul, infant son of Stephanie Boatright and Jason Paul, both of Athens, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at the chapel of Lord and Stephens East.
Survivors in addition to his parents include two sisters, Raven Shayla Paul and Emily Macaila Paul; grandparents, Julia Paul, Comer, Johnny and Wendy Paul, Winterville, Bobby and Suzette Bales, Commerce, and Steve Boatright, Brunswick; great-grandparents, George and Martha Fortson, Athens, Edwina and John Hollis, Hull, and Allen and Marion Thomas, Hull.
Lord and Stephens East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003

William Marvin Brown
William “Country” Marvin Brown, 76, Athens, died Sept. 11, 2003.
A native of Oglethorpe County, he was a retired cab driver and of the Baptist faith.
A memorial service was held in the Fork Cemetery in Carlton on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Townsend officiating. Burial was in Fork Cemetery.
Survivors include a nephew and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Looney; two sisters, Mildred Graham, Crawford, and Evelyn Tilles, Hull.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003

Angela White
Angela Christine Spence White, 27, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003. She was the wife of the late William James White.
A native of Augusta, she had been living in Danielsville for the past few years. She was a 1998 graduate of the University of Georgia. In 2000, she received her master’s degree with honors from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia and was presently working toward her Ph.D. in English. She also taught freshman literature at UGA. She was a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, Augusta.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at The Church of the Good Shepherd with the Revs. Robert Fain, Dr. J. Andrew Menger, Stephen Britt and Susan Terry officiating. Burial was in the church memorial gardens.
Survivors include her mother, Cissy Murphy Bowden, and step-father, Dr. Talmadge A. Bowden Jr., Augusta; her father, Jimmy Spence, and step-mother, Mary Ruth Spence, Thomson; one step-brother, Tripp Bowden, Atlanta; three step-sisters, Jodi Bowden Baker, Goldsboro, N.C., Kelly Evans and Brandy Shelton, Thomson; maternal grandmother, Martha Murphy, North Augusta, S.C.; paternal grandmother, Mary Frances Spence, Augusta; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter Angel Fund, P.O. Box 453, Danielsville, Ga., 30633; The Church of the Good Shepherd Building Fund, 2248 Walton Way, Augusta, Ga., 30904; or to the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 211, Thomson, Ga., 30824.
Platt’s Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003

Mary Gordon McEntyre
Mary Gordon McEntyre, Anderson, S.C. and formerly of White County, died Thursday, September 18, 2003 at Hospice of the Upstate.
Mrs. McEntyre was born in Franklin County, Georgia and was the daughter of the late Edward Orr Sr. and Rosa Anderson Gordon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Lee McEntyre, her sisters and brothers, Lillie Mae Gordon McKinnley, William Roy Gordon, Joseph (Joe) Brown Gordon, Jennie (Jean) Bell Gordon Stingel, George Dewitt Gordon, Vera Loutichia Gordon Haynie, Nellie Louise Gordon McMahan, Edward Orr Gordon Jr. and Robert (Bob) Lee Gordon. She was the last surviving member of her family. Mrs. McEntyre was a homemaker and was retired from Stowe Mills in Belmont, N.C., as a spinner. She was a member of the Canaan Baptist Church, Anderson, S.C.
The funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2003, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Jerry Parnell and the Rev. Paul Williams officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Joyce Craig, Gastonia, N.C.; two step-sons, Furman McEntyre and Larry McEntyre, both of Bessemer City, N.C. and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Canaan Baptist Church Building Fund, 1824 South Murray Avenue, Anderson, S.C. 29624 or the Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003

R.C. Fitzpatrick
R.C. Fitzpatrick, 91, died September 19, 2003.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, he was the son of the late Reuben Thomas and Candice Cleghorne Fitzpatrick, and the widow of Pauline Morrison Fitzpatrick. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II and a member of Wesley Chapel Church.
Funeral services were Sunday, September 21, 2003, at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Lord and Stephens, Danielsville. Burial was in the Wesley Chapel Church Cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Reuben Fitzpatrick, Hull, Leon Fitzpatrick and Mike Fitzpatrick, both of Danielsville, Tim Fitzpatrick, Columbus; sister, Jessie Lee Ingram, Hapeville; brother, John A. Fitzpatrick, Danielsville; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel Church, Wesley Chapel Church Road, Danielsville, Ga 30633.
Lord and Stephens, Danielsville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003


Drue. W. Carrington
Mrs. Drue Willie Daniel Carrington, 83, Danielsville, died Thursday, September 16, 2003, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center.
Mrs. Carrington, a native of Madison County, was the daughter of the late Candler and Naomi Duffell Daniel.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 18, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Dalton Carrington officiating.
Survivors included her husband, Aubrey Carrington, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Wade Carey, Danielsville; and grandson, Brannon Carey, Conyers.
Pruitt Funeral Home Inc., Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003

Jonathan Pittman
Jonathan Scott Pittman, 27, Colbert, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003.
He was originally from Athens and was owner of Pittman’s Tire.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m on Sept. 19 at New Freedom Christian Center with pastor Larry Fort officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Athens.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Ann Pittman; mother and father, Johnny Paul and Olivia Pittman, Athens; two children, Jonathan Scott Pittman II and Jasmine Pittman; three sisters, Yvette Pittman, Michelle Pittman and Sandra Barfield; one brother, Keith Barfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003

Nell Cawthon
Mrs. Nellie Estelle Chitwood Cawthon, 77, of Canon, died Friday, September 12, 2003.
Mrs. Cawthon was born in Hart County on May 14, 1926. She was a daughter of the late Sandy Monroe and Mary Elizabeth Allen Chitwood.
She was a retired LPN with Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston, and was a homemaker. Mrs. Cawthon was a member of Canon Baptist Church, where she was a member of the W.M.U., the Ila Burton Sunday School Class and the Senior Saints. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Rastus, Ralph, Gordon, Evard and James Chitwood.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 15, at Canon Baptist Church with the Revs. Jonathan Peppers, Eldon Massey and Paul Creason officiating. Burial was in Oakview Cemetery, Canon.
Mrs. Cawthon is survived by her husband, James W. Cawthon, Canon; son, Jimmy Cawthon, Canon; brother, Curtis Chitwood, Royal Oaks, Mich.; sisters, Nessie Bowen, Anderson, S.C., Gladys Chow, Onley, Ill., and Marietta Carnes, Carnesville; and grandchildren, Wendi Cawthon, Jennifer Cawthon and Jason Cawthon.
Memorials may be made to Canon Baptist Church, 20 Central Avenue, Canon, GA 30520.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003

William James White
William James “Jim” White, 27, Danielsville, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Athens.
White was born July 7, 1976, a son of Jack and Pat Burns White. He had spent his early life in Gordon County and was a Baptist. He was an alumnus of Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia, where he had recently completed the master’s degree program. He was employed by the University of Georgia as a graduate assistant.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Oostanaula Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Butler officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Chambers, Russell Cook, Joseph Evans, Clayton Jones, Eric Floyd and Dusty Kent.
Survivors include his parents; his grandparents, Boyd and Willie White and Edith Burns; two sisters, Lisa White and Wendi Murphy, and her husband, Joel; two nephews, Harrison and Hayden Murphy, all of Calhoun and Gordon County.
Memorials may be made to The Coosa River Initiative, Joseph Evans, 944 Pine Chapel Road Northeast, Calhoun, Ga.
Thomas Funeral Home, Calhoun, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003


Wingo F. Floyd
Wingo F. Floyd, 83, of Canon, died Friday, September 12, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Floyd was born in Hart County on May 11, 1920, a son of the late Amos Cleveland and Mattie Brown Floyd.
He retired from the Soil Conservation Service and from Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. Mr. Floyd was a member of Old Canon Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and was a member of the Bowersville Fire Department. He was preceded in death by twin brothers, Bert and Ben Floyd, brothers, Berry Floyd, Grady Floyd and Monroe Floyd, and a sister, Sallie Mae Temple.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 15, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Brown Lewis, Jack Evans and Jonathan Ayers officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston. Scott Daves, Kenny Floyd, Brandon Floyd, Kevin Daves, Johnny L. Dockery and Kinsey Craft served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Old Canon Baptist Church.
Mr. Floyd is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Frances Moore Floyd, Canon; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Sylvia Floyd, Canon, and Ronny and Kathy Floyd, Royston; daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen and Jack Daves, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Becky and Johnny Dockery, Canon; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and Mr. Floyd’s caretakers, Joe Tate, Pam Allen and staff.
Memorials may be made to Old Canon Baptist Church, c/o Helen Chatham, 809 Beaverdam Farm Road, Canon, GA 30520.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003

Alma V. Drake
Mrs. Alma Verdell Vaughn Drake, 95, of Royston, died Friday, September 12, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Born in Alma on July 19, 1908, Mrs. Drake was a daughter of the late David Thomas and Mattie Martin Vaughn.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Congregational Holiness Church. Mrs. Drake was preceded in death by three brothers, Haskell, Gordon and Johnny Vaughn, and a sister, Era Kelley.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 14, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler, Ray Jenkins and Malcolm Herndon officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery. David Drake, Keith Drake, Ken Drake, Stevie Duncan, Brandon Duncan and John Walters served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Drake is survived by her husband, the Rev. Harmon Thomas Drake, Royston; two sons, Kenneth Drake and Bryce Drake, both of Royston; one sister, Polly Vaughn Welborn, Greenwood, S.C.; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003

Homer Grady Whitlow
Mr. Homer Grady Whitlow, 91, Royston, formerly of Carnesville, died Thursday September 18, 2003 at the Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Whitlow was born in Franklin County, December 15, 1911, the son of the late Cyrus Jefferson and Katherine Melissa Cole Whitlow. He was a retired grocery store owner and was a member of the Royston Baptist Church where he attended the Berean Sunday School Class. Mr. Whitlow was a member of the Carnesville Masonic Lodge and the Woodmen of the World. His wife was the late Sally Allene Bennett Whitlow.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2003 at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Byron Greene and the Rev. Malcolm Herndon officiating. Burial was in the Franklin Memorial Gardens North. Pallbearers were Lane Whitlow, Ken Whitlow, Michael Whitlow, Dean Bennett, Glen Bennett, Jeff Yeomans, Ryan Ycomans and Micah Whitlow.
Survivors include five sons, Dan Whitlow, Jacksonville, Fla., Dwight Whitlow, Pace, Fla., Darby Whitlow, Oak Island, N.C., Jimmy Whitlow, Forest City, N.C. and Larry Whitlow, Clarksville; Two daughters, Doris Bennett, Wilmington, N.C. and Sandra Yeomans, Conyers; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Royston Baptist Church, 767 Church St., Royston, Ga, 30662.
Pruit Funeral Home in Royston was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 24, 2003


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