Madison County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 29, 2003


Debbie Vickery
Ms. Deborah Kaye Vickery, 47, of Colbert, died Friday, October 24, 2003.
Ms. Vickery was a daughter of John H. and Janie B. Vickery, Colbert.
She was a graduate of Madison County High School and was a former employee of Cobb Health Care in Comer. Ms. Vickery was a member of Winterville First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 27, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with Dr. Stan Annadale and the Rev. Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Cemetery. Tommy Thomason, Lamar Bond, Mike Bond, Steve Bond, David Davison and David Morrow served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Lance McCarty and Wayne McCarty.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two children, Edward Brandon Lordman and Sarah Michelle Vickery, both of Colbert; brothers and sisters-in-law, Scott and Linda Vickery and Ted and Kim Vickery, Colbert; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Barry Busbin, Winterville; sister, Sheila Daniel, Colbert; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 29, 2003

Sara B. Cox
Mrs. Sara Bell Howard Cox, 81, of Colbert, died Thursday, October 23, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 27, at St. James A.M.E. Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Cox is survived by a son, Grady Howard, Athens; a brother, Abraham Howard, Athens; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Winfrey’s Mutual Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 29, 2003

Geneva Harper
Mrs. Geneva Harper, 74, of Comer, died Sunday, October 19, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 24, at Piney Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Harper is survived by two sons, Curtis Harper and Eugene Harper; four brothers, Hubert Fleming, Willie Fleming Jr., Eugene Fleming and Harold Fleming; and two grandsons.
Jones-Lexington Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 29, 2003

Bobby R. Toole Sr.
Bobby Ray Toole Sr., 55, of Hull, died Friday, October 24, 2003.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Toole was a son of Mattie Mae Butler Toole, Athens, and the late John Henry Toole.
He was a self-employed contractor and a member of New Life Apostolic Church, Watkinsville. Mr. Toole was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Bates.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 26, at New Life Apostolic Church with the Revs. Douglas Hammond and Tim Hammond officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Katherine Elaine Hammond Toole, Hull; son, Bobby Toole Jr., Hull; daughters, Carolyn Smith and Rhonda Bates, both of Hull; a granddaughter raised in the home, Brandy Bates, Hull; brothers, Elmer Butler, Athens, Jimmy Toole, Danielsville, William Toole, Lawrenceville, Junior Toole and Henry Toole, both of Winder, and Jack Toole, Hull; sisters, Mary Low Chambers, Winder, Lizzie Baxter, Hull, and Brenda Patton, Lillie Sorrow, Sue Moody and Linda McConnell, all of Athens; 11 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 29, 2003

Ruth Threlkeld
Mrs. Ruth H. Threlkeld, 84, of Athens, died Saturday, October 25, 2003.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Threlkeld was the daughter of the late J. Ramie and Ruth Jennings Hardigree. She was the wife of the late William M. Threlkeld, and was preceded in death by a son, Richard W. Threlkeld.
Mrs. Threlkeld was a charter member of Friendship Christian Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Danielsville Chapter #537.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Revs. Bill Ricketts and Liz Deweese officiating. Burial was in Oconee Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Pritchett, Athens; five grandchildren, Eddie Pritchett, Shannon McMillan, William Threlkeld, Tommy Threlkeld and Wesley Threlkeld; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Christian Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 29, 2003

Calvin L. Pettis
Calvin Lee Pettis, 90, of Chickasaw, Ala., died Wednesday, October 22, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 24, in the chapel of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, Ala. Burial was in Mobile Memorial Gardens, Mobile, Ala.
Mr. Pettis is survived by his wife, Ruth Haskew Pettis; five daughters, Rose Marie Greene and Cynthia Pettis, both of Mobile, Ala., Patricia Ann Carroll, Spanish Fort, Ala., Linda Faye Lowe, Chickasaw, Ala., and Brenda Joy Isbell, Fairhope, Ala.; three sons, Calvin Ollie Pettis, Mobile, Ala., Larry Loyd Thompson, Knoxville, Tenn., and Jerry Thompson, Satsuma, Ala.; four sisters, Lottie Pate, Danielsville, Ella Blair and Ruthel Palmer, both of Brewton, Ala., and Gladys Arnold, Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Alvin A. Pettis, Spanish Fort, Ala.; 20 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Radney Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 29, 2003


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