Madison County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 5, 2003


Donald E. Parham
Donald Edward Parham, 80, of Colbert, died Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Parham was the son of the late John M. and Nora Wall Parham.
A veteran of World War II, he was retired from Westing House, in Athens, and was a member of Colbert United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, October 31, at Colbert United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Haralson officiating. Burial was in the Meadow Family Cemetery, Colbert.
Mr. Parham’s nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Meadow Parham; one daughter; Diane Sorrow, Winder; three sisters, Allene Carithers, Bogart, and Evelyn Parham and Carrollette Cary, both of Danielsville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Colbert United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 317, Colbert, GA 30628.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 5, 2003

Ruby D. Clark
Mrs. C.L. (Ruby Deara) Clark, of Danielsville, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at her residence of an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Clark was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Davis. She was the wife of the late C.L. Clark.
Mrs. Clark was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by a son, David Clark, a sister, Mary Lou Fowler, and two brothers, Robert Davis and Cecil Davis.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include a sister, Bessie Patrick, Danielsville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 5, 2003

Jessie L. Bennett
Mrs. Jessie Louise Landers Bennett, 85, of Issaquah, Wash., died Thursday, October 30, 2003, at Hearthside of Issaquah.
Mrs. Bennett was born November 11, 1917, in Madison County, a daughter of the late James Knox and Susan Effie Porterfield Landers.
She was a beautician and of the Southern Baptist denomination. Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her husband, William Doyle Bennett, a brother, James Elmer Landers, and a sister, Mayo Landers Cook.
Funeral services were held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Tim Peek officiating. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 5, in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Patricia Schaible, Danville, Calif., and Linda Louise Harrington, Issaquah, Wash.; three grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 5, 2003

Jessie G. Anglin
Jessie Grover Anglin, 75, of Danielsville, died Friday, October 31, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Anglin was a son of the late Elmer and Ella Hunnsinger Anglin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 3, at Macedonia Holiness Church with the Revs. Ardis and William Anglin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Danny Campbell, Calvin Brady, Kenneth Grizzle, Doug Stephens, Rusty Rhodes and Jamie Hix served as pallbearers.
Mr. Anglin is survived by his wife, Savola Sorrow Anglin; three sons, Wayne Anglin and Christopher Anglin, both of Danielsville, and Scott Anglin, Comer; five daughters, Louise Campbell, Hull, Betsy Brady, Maxey, Genevia Grizzle, Danielsville, Connie Stephens, Ila, and Angie Rhodes, Nicholson; two brothers, Ardis and Waymon Anglin, both of Danielsville; three sisters, Ella Mae Dove, Bonnie Sue West and Irene Thompson, all of Ila; 22 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 5, 2003

Tommy Arnold
Thomas Emerson (Tommy) Arnold, 78, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, October 29, 2003.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Arnold was the son of the late Otis and Elsie Johnson Arnold.
A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Arnold served in World War II. He retired after 15 years as a building supervisor with the University of Georgia and was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church. He was also a farmer and an avid lover of flowers.
Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by a precious granddaughter, Amanda Kay Brooks.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 31, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Bill Ricketts officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Dwain Chambers, Coleman Whitehead, Steve Wilson, Norman Allgood, Tom Harvill and Ron Isiki served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Word Bearers Adult Sunday School Class.
Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife, Rolyn Bramblett Arnold, Nicholson; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley Lewis and Bonnie Kay Arnold, Hull, and Steven Glenn and Brenda Bell Arnold and Sidney Ross and Merrie Haynes Arnold, all of Nicholson; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Kay and Ricky Brooks, Hull; sisters, Julia Scanlon, Edmunds, Wash., and Dottie Fouche, Athens; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edwin and Vera Bramblett, Athens; grandsons, Raymond Lee Arnold, Robert Wade Arnold, Adam Thomas Arnold, Samuel Corey Arnold, Daniel Matthew Brooks and Andrew Tyler Arnold; granddaughter, Sydney Claire Arnold; and a great-grandson, Devin Joseph Arnold.
Memorials may be made to the Prince Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1112, Athens, GA 30603, or to Vista Care, 767 Oglethorpe Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 5, 2003

Clyde E. Black
Clyde Everett Black, 75, of Commerce, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Black was born in Davidson County, N.C., on March 26, 1928, to the late Harvey and Lillian Rimmer Black.
A retired Sergeant of the United States Army, Mr. Black served in the Korean War. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Black was preceded in death by a grandson, Teddy Everett Black, and two brothers, Ray and Donald Black.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 31, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Earl Pirkle and Michael Millwood officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife, Catherine Cosper Black, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Carroll Sheridan, Imogene and Michel Gray, Donna and Jerry Parks and Lisa and Keith Phagan, all of Gainesville, Diana and Royce Cash, Commerce, and Evelyn and Alan Stevens, Jonesboro, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Carol Black, Lexington, N.C., Harvey and Kathy Black, Cumming, and Clyde and Machell Black, Buford; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 5, 2003

Sybil M. Simmerson
Mrs. Sybil Malcom Simmerson, 80, of Colbert, died Monday, November 3, 2003.
A native of Morgan County, Mrs. Simmerson was a daughter of the late George W. and Aubye Ray Crawford Malcom. She was the wife of the late Rev. William Simmerson.
Mrs. Simmerson retired from Colbert Elementary School after 34 years as an educator and was active in the Retired Teachers Association of Madison County. She also worked with Weight Watchers for 32 years and was a tax aide for AARP for 12 years. Mrs. Simmerson was a member and Sunday School teacher of Prince Avenue Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 6, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Bill Ricketts officiating.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and John Peck, Colbert; sister, Jean Gordon, Marietta; and brothers, Keith Malcom, Eatonton, and Billy Malcom and Doyle Malcom, both of Monroe. She was preceded in death by a brother, George W. Malcom Jr.
Mrs. Simmerson’s final request was that no flowers be sent. Being a cancer survivor, she asked that memorial contributions be made to the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support, 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 5, 2003
Christopher S. Smith
Christopher Shawn Smith, 32, of Hull, died Saturday, November 1, 2003.
Mr. Smith, the owner of CSS Metalworks, was a self-employed artisan, blacksmith and metalworker.
He was a member of ABANA, the Artist and Blacksmith Association of North America, and was associated with Happy Valley Pottery.
Mr. Smith was the grandson of the late Rev. Alton Hudson and Vina Harris, Tennessee.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Lianna Register Smith; his parents, Steve Smith, Atlanta, and Sheila Harkey, Colbert; and a sister, Shea Smith, Comer.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 5, 2003

George Kotcher
George Kotcher, 76, of Comer, died Friday, October 31, 2003.
Born in Harrisburg, Pa., Mr. Kotcher was the son of the late Andrew Kotcher and Bertha Zelininsky Kotcher.
A longtime resident of New Jersey, Mr. Kotcher was retired from Bergen Wire and Rope, and had made his home in Comer since 1992. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Kotcher was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Rose Mastronardi.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 5, at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Butler, N.J. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Mr. Kotcher is survived by nieces and nephews.
Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Clifton, N.J., was in charge of arrangements, with Lord & Stephens Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 5, 2003
Louis F. Lovern
Louis Frank Lovern, 98, of Colbert, died Monday, November 3, 2003.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Lovern was the son of the late Frank and Eugenia Bryant Lovern.
He was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held at noon Wednesday, November 5, in Oconee Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Baskin, Blowing Rock, N.C., and Mary Lou Middlebrooks, Ashburn, Va.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 5, 2003

Calvin C. Appling
Calvin C. Appling, 76, of Carlton, died Friday, October 31, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, at New Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Appling is survived by his wife, Frances Appling; daughter, Patricia Sims, Hull; son, Larry Appling, Athens; sisters, Dell Appling, Carlton, and Raymell Appling, Atlanta; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Jones-Lexington Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 5, 2003


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