Madison County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 8, 2003


Jimmy Threlkeld
James Roy "Jimmy" Threlkeld, 61, of Hull, died Friday, October 3, 2003.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Threlkeld was a son of the late Elroy and Elizabeth Harris Threlkeld. He was preceded in death by a brother, David, and two sisters, Betty Wood and Rebecca Adams.
Jimmy was an avid hunter and fisherman and a wonderful husband and father, said family members.
Mr. Threlkeld retired from ABB, with 38 years of service, and was a faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, October 6, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. James Creason and Mike Sarna officiating. Burial was in the Meadow Baptist Church Cemetery. Ralph Littleton, William Cromer, Clifford Chambers, Doug Allen, Earl Sayer and Charlie Compton served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Kelly Patat, Kent Adams and James Dixon.
Mr. Threlkeld is survived by his wife, Elaine; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Paula Threlkeld, Comer; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and George Lamar, Colbert; two step-daughters, Ginger and Hansel Bray and Tanisha Smith, Hull; three sisters, Dot Kidd and Mary Ann Dixon, both of Comer, and Vickie Grimes, Colbert; one brother, Greg Threlkeld, Comer; three grandchildren, Lacy Jones, Kyle Cowart and Cody Threlkeld; two step-grandchildren, Dillon Bray and Jordyn Smith; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

David T. Banks
David Thomas Banks, 50, of Baldwin, died Sunday, October 5, 2003, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Banks was born in Habersham County on January 30, 1953. He was the owner and operator of North Georgia Air Freight for 18 years and was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church. Mr. Banks was also a member of the Mt. Airy Masonic Lodge #141 F.&A.M., the Habersham Sunrise Rotary Club and was past president of the Cornelia Optimist Club.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Ottis Stonecypher.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, at Level Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Rice and Michael Hill officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Banks is survived by his wife, Penny Stonecypher Banks, Baldwin; daughter, Sarah Banks, Baldwin; son, Josh Banks, Baldwin; his parents, Homer and Carolyn Smith Banks, Clarkesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debra and Anthony Franklin, Demorest, and Shirley and Randy Cleveland, Danielsville; mother-in-law, Jane Taylor, Cornelia; and brother-in-law, Buddy Stonecypher, Mt. Airy.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

William Nation
William Franklin Nation, 72, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Nation was born in Abbeville, S.C., on January 17, 1931, a son of the late Andy G. and Bessie Katheline Hacket Nation. He was the husband of the late Clara Estelle Craven Nation.
Mr. Nation was a tree surgeon.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 3, in New Salem Cemetery, Calhoun Falls, S.C., with the Rev. Herman Nation officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna Stewart, Fayettville; step-sons, James Nash, Powder Springs, and Billy Nash, Cullman, Ala.; brothers, Marshall Nation, Franklin, N.C., and J.W. Nation, Atlanta; sister, Brenda Scogin, Ila; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Suite A, Bogart, GA 30622.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

Bernice B. Massey
Mrs. Bernice Beatrice Bedenbaugh Massey, 80, of Canon, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Massey was born in Franklin County on August 12, 1923, a daughter of the late Robert and Olice Cole Bedenbaugh.
She worked as an inspector in the textile industry and was a member of Canon Baptist Church. Mrs. Massey was preceded in death by her husband, John Massey, and a brother, Robert H. Bendenbaugh.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 10, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Paul Creason and Eldon Massey officiating. Burial will be in the Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Ann King, Hartwell, and Paulette Mayo and Pam Daggett, both of Royston; three sisters, Annie Ruth Reese, Augusta, Sue B. Gay, Raleigh, N.C., and Douthit Moon, Canon; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Canon Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Thomas Cawthon, 124 Sundown Circle, Hartwell, GA 30643.
The family is at the home of Dave and Pam Daggett, 303 Bowers Street, Royston, and will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

Richard Fyock
Richard Lane Fyock, 70, of Comer, died Friday, October 3, 2003.
A native of Huntingdon, Pa., Mr. Fyock was a son of the late Myron J. and Lorna Belle Whited Fyock.
He was a graduate of Juniata College in Huntingdon, and Stevens Trade School, Lancaster, Pa. Mr. Fyock was a United States Army veteran and an avid sportsman. He was a member of Kings Way Bible Church, where he served as elder, and was a member of Christian Business Men.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Sam Seaman and Jeffrey Meyer officiating. Burial was in the Comer Cemetery.
Mr. Fyock is survived by his wife, LaVonda; children and spouses, Virginia Ann and Sam Seaman, New Port Richey, Fla., Richard Keith and Mary Anna Fyock, Colbert, Brenda Lee and Craig Kellogg, Colbert, and Erin Dell and Jason Lackey, Hull; siblings, Thelma, William, Robert, John and Kay; eight grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

Harold S. Threlkeld
Harold Smith Threlkeld, 64, of Comer, died Monday, October 6, 2003.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 9, at New Hope Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Threlkeld is survived by three sons, Stacey Threlkeld, Atlanta, Daniel Threlkeld, Carlton, and Chad Threlkeld, Comer.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

Willie L.C. Allen
Willie L.C. Allen, 77, of Comer, died Sunday, September 28, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 3, at Holly Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Martin and Marjorie Robinson; four sons, Stacy Allen, Gilbert Saylors, Ray Callaway and Steward Neton; and two brothers, Horace Allen and Fred Allen.
Jones Lexington Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

Jerry Wilson
Jerry Wilson, 64, of Commerce, died Monday, October 6, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Greenwood, S.C., Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Hezzie Kiah Wilson Sr. and Carrie Mae Morrison Wilson.
He was retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member and deacon of Blacks Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, at Blacks Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Coppage and Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kellum Wilson, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Allison and Tim Seabolt and Wendy and Chad Rising, all of Commerce; son, Jerry Dean Wilson, Commerce; brother, Hezzie Kiah Wilson Jr., Commerce; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

James F. Watson
James F. Watson, 77, of Canon, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Watson was born in Banks County on February 19, 1926, a son of the late Doc and Foncia Watson. He was raised at the Methodist Children's Home in Decatur, and lived most of his life in Franklin County.
Mr. Watson served in the United States Army during World War II with the 82nd Airborne Division and was a pattern maker in the concrete industry. He was of the Methodist denomination.
Mr. Watson was preceded in death by a brother, Boyd Watson, and a sister, Gladys Patterson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 9, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Gary Hulsey officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
Mr. Watson is survived by his wife, Wilda Mae Segers Watson, Canon; son, James H. Watson, Canon; daughter, Catherine Watson Reese, Augusta; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

Elvis Hill
Elvis Edward Hill, 65, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Born in Madison County on July 13, 1938, Mr. Hill was a son of Mrs. Vinnie Hunsinger Hill, Danielsville, and the late Woodie Hill.
A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Hill was in the construction business and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 4, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Eric Temple, Benji Smith, George Shattuck, Manual Hickman, Daniel Roebuck, David Jordan, Keith Whitaker and Frankie Kidd served as pallbearers.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Brenda Epps Hill, Danielsville; daughter, Lynn Bales, Danielsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Lane and Eric Harrison and Carol and Donald Barrett, all of Danielsville; grandchildren, Samantha Katavich, Frisco Bales, Evan Elgin, Steven Kittle, Emily Kittle, Joshua Bidwell, Hannah Bidwell, Christina Barrett and Beka Barrett; brothers, Claude Hill, Cookstown, N.J., Tommy Hill, Colbert, and Stanley Hill, Ila; sisters, Betty Archer, Hull, Joyce Janes, Dallas, Marie Drake and Sarah Welch, both of Comer, Lynda Hill, Mauldin, S.C., and Brenda See, Danielsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

Hugh Hambrick
Hugh Rudolph Hambrick, 67, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Hambrick was born in Franklin County on October 6, 1936, a son of the late William Henry and Lila Hart Hambrick.
He was a retired welder and of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Hambrick was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, Ed and James Hambrick.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 9, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Jerome Hill and Clint Harper officiating. Burial will be in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Ila.
Mr. Hambrick is survived by his wife, Hilda Bishop Hambrick, Danielsville; daughter, Sonya Hambrick Barrett, Royston; son-in-law, Anthony Barrett, Royston; brothers, Albert Hambrick, Royston, Herbert Hambrick, Bowman, and Louis Hambrick, Washington State; sisters, Evie Lee Phillips, Kannapolis, N.C., Elvie Varner and Eva Varner, both of Bold Springs, and Elizabeth Harper, Royston; and grandchildren, Neah and Cody Barrett.
The family is at the residence and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

Daniel L. Saville Sr.
Daniel Lewis Saville Sr., 57, of Maysville, died Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Saville was born April 17, 1946, in Warren County, N.Y. He was the son of the late Ernest and Dorothy Lewis Saville.
Mr. Saville was employed with Wal-Mart and was a member of Maysville Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Phi Delta Lodge 148 F&AM in Homer.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dugar Strickland and Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Mr. Saville is survived by his wife, Lona Tucker Saville, Maysville; son, D.J. Saville, Commerce; daughter, Lynn Smith, Hull; sisters, Frances Cadotte, Columbia, S.C., and Judy Howe, Maysville; and two grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003

Ophelia F. Cotrell
Mrs. Ophelia Ford Cotrell, 78, of Commerce, died Friday, October 3, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born in Oconee County, S.C., on July 31, 1925, Mrs. Cotrell was a daughter of the late James and Janie Tucker Ford.
She was retired from General Times and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Cotrell is survived by her husband, Herschel W. Cotrell, Commerce; two sons, Danny Cotrell and Steve Cotrell, both of Commerce; two daughters, Sandra Campbell, Homer, and Carman Culman, Commerce; one sister, Odessa Ambrister, Lima, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 8, 2003


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