Madison County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 19, 2003


Marlin V. Carithers
Marlin V. Carithers, 71, of Comer, died Saturday, November 15, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Carithers was a son of the late Alverda and Iris Vaughn Carithers Hanley.
He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of Comer Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Carithers was a retired police chief with the City of Comer and with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. He was also the first lieutenant with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department under the D.U.I. Program.
After retirement, he joined the law enforcement once more with the City of Danielsville.
The family of Mr. Carithers celebrated his life at 2 p.m. Monday, November 17, at Comer Baptist Church. The Rev. Rodney Owens officiated the service. Burial was in Meadow Cemetery.
Deacons of Comer Baptist Church served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Madison County Law Enforcement.
Mr. Carithers is survived by his wife, Sue Bennett McClellan Carithers; two daughters, Susan Carithers, Dandridge, Tenn., and Shirley Carithers, Hartwell; and one son, Steven Marlin Carithers, Hartwell.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

Fannie L. Bowen
Miss Fannie Lou Bowen, 74, of Carlton, died Saturday, November 15, 2003, at Spring Valley Health Care.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, November 17, in the Carlton Cemetery.
Miss Bowen is survived by a brother, Carl H. Bowen, Carlton.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

Rose Parks
Mrs. Rose Bell Argo Parks, 74, of Carnesville, died Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born April 17, 1929, in Franklin County, Mrs. Parks was a daughter of the late Joseph and Leona Burch Argo.
She was a homemaker and a member of Hebron Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Parks was preceded in death by her first husband, Reford Leonard Stansell, a brother, L. Argo, and two sisters, Magaloo Vandiver and Janie Ophelia English.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 14, at B. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. Gary West and Bishop Willard Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial was in Cary Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Parks is survived by her husband, Ralph W. Parks; four sons, Robert Stansell, Joe Stansell and James Stansell, all of Royston, and Raymond Stansell, Commerce; four daughters, Linda McIntire and Ouida Brawner, both of Toccoa, and Evelyn Sundin and Betty Crumley, both of Commerce; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Hoke Argo, Royston, Ed Argo, Canon, and Alton Argo, Lula; and two sisters, Myrt Wojciechouski, Rogers, Ark., and Thelma Rousey, Canon.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

Charles W. Occhipinti
Charles William Occhipinti, Major USMC Retired, 69, of Bogart, died Tuesday, November 11, 2003.
A native of Dunmore, Pa., Mr. Occhipinti was a son of the late Anthony and Mary Baldruhock Occhipinti.
He retired from the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Catholic Center University of Georgia.
Mr. Occhipinti was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Vestal Occhipinti, and a son, Christopher William Occhipinti.
A funeral mass was held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 14, at the Catholic Center University of Georgia with Father Jack McDowell officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Anthony Michael Occhipinti, Gainesville, William Vincent Occhipinti, Commerce, and Charles William Occhipinti, Athens; four daughters, Theresa Ann Palmer, Watkinsville, Lisa Mae Smith and Patricia Ann Occhipinti, both of Hull, and Angela Powell, Winder; two brothers, Carl Occhipinti, Scranton, Pa., and Anthony Occhipinti, Washington, D.C.; one sister, Marie Manzano, Scranton, Pa.; 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

Leon Kirkland
Leon Kirkland, 71, of Colbert, died Monday, November 17, 2003.
A native of Marshall County, Ala., Mr. Kirkland was a son of the late Emmett and Erma Chapell Kirkland.
He lived in the Morgan County area for over 40 years and was the former director of The Game and Fish Department of Georgia.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with Chaplain Mark Fite officiating.
Mr. Kirkland is survived by his wife, Ruby Kirkland, Colbert; daughter, Sheila Meadow, Colbert; son, Dwain Kirkland, Colbert; brothers, Alton Kirkland, Grant, Ala., and Luther Kirkland, Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Chris Tamplin, Shea Meadow, Jarrad Meadow and Scott Kirkland; and great-grandchild, Kirkland Reed Tamplin.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

Richard W. Sorrow
Richard Wayne Sorrow, 45, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, November 11, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 14, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Sorrow is survived by his father, Hoyle Sorrow; and a sister, Dorothy Parham, Danielsville.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

Joe Pruitt
Joe Pruitt, 88, of Comer, a Purple Heart recipient, died Sunday, November 16, 2003.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Pruitt was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Pruitt, and two infant children.
Services were held Tuesday, November 18, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder.
Mr. Pruitt is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lucy and Richard Clifton, Comer; three grandchildren, Karen Fitzpatrick, Danielsville, Rodney Clifton, Comer, and Chad Clifton, Lawrenceville; and four great-grandchildren, Maura and Lauren Clifton and Levi and Logan Fitzpatrick.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

Thelma Bond
Mrs. Thelma Peeples Bond, 59, of Royston, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Bond was born in Franklin County on March 28, 1944, a daughter of the late John S. and Sarah Manley Peeples.
She worked as a supervisor and seamstress in the textile industry and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 15, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Revs. Earl Goode and Kenneth Deitle officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bond’s nephews served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Bond is survived by her husband, Jerry G. Bond, Royston; son and daughter-in-law, Kelvin and Jennifer Bond, Ontario, Calif.; daughter, Kathy Walker, Hartwell; brother, Johnny Peeples, Royston; sisters, Carol Vickery and Mildred Prickett, both of Canon, Selma Vaughn, Royston, and Sylvia Sharpton, Buford; and grandchildren, Brandi Walker, Michelle Walker, Claire Bond and Eleanore Bond.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

Ken Sorrow
Ken Sorrow, 31, of Com-merce, died Saturday, November 15, 2003, at his residence of a brief illness.
Mr. Sorrow was a son of Hoyt and Dollie Denton Sorrow, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Terry James officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sorrow is survived by three brothers, Tim Sorrow, Toccoa, and Wyatt Sorrow and Hoyt Mitchell Sorrow, both of Commerce; and two sisters, Linda Stukes, Commerce, and Tammy Chambers, Hull.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

Donna B. Ervine
Mrs. Donna B. Ervine, 46, of Colbert, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Ervine is survived by her husband, Jack Ervine; a daughter, Stephine Sims, Gainesville; her mother, Virginia Blackwell, Colbert; and two brothers, Ron and Jerry Blackwell, Danielsville.
Services for Mrs. Ervine will be held at a later date.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

Vera L. Scarboro
Mrs. Vera Lee Scarboro, 62, of Cumming, died Monday, November 10, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 13, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. James Gunn and Rickey Hood officiating. Burial was in the Hannah’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Scarboro is survived by her husband, James Scarboro, Cumming; sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey Scarboro and Kathy Scarboro and Dennis and Sandra Scarboro, all of Cumming; son, Virgil Scarboro, Cumming; grandchildren, Rickey Scarboro Jr., Woodstock, and Josef Scarboro, Cumming; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Betty Pilgrim and Bruce and Wanda Pilgrim, all of Royston, and Lewis and Christine Pilgrim, Oakwood.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

James E. Vinson
James Edward Vinson, 58, of Danielsville, died Sunday, November 16, 2003.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, at the home of his daughter, Stacy Sorrow, Bowman. Burial was in the Macedonia Holiness Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet Mae Sue Vinson, Ila, and Mrs. Sorrow; three sons, Donald David Vinson, Bowman, and Ronald Paul Vinson and James Alton Vinson, both of Danielsville; one step-son, David Milton Gooch, Elberton; two sisters, Martha Allen, Athens, and Rebecca Harrell, Winterville; one brother, Guy Vinson, Danielsville; and three grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003

Dr. Florence
W. Winship
Dr. Florence Wood Winship, 57, of Hull, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003.
Dr. Winship was born November 22, 1945, in Macon. Growing up in Augusta, she was a daughter of the late Herring Winship Jr. and Mary Louise Griffin Winship.
Dr. Winship graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967 and from the Medical College of Georgia in 1971, and served her residency in San Francisco, Calif. She had been with UGA Health Services for 22 years, serving as a physician and for a time was Health Services Director. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 14, at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church with Bishop Mark Haverland and Father John Cotterell officiating.
Dr. Winship is survived by her husband, John Francis Snyder; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Beth and Jim McKelvey; niece and nephews, Robert L. McKelvey and Elizabeth M. and Colin Martin; great-nieces; step-brothers, James W. Conger, RFZ Bob Conger and Michael Conger; and step-sister, Melinda Conger Perkins.
Memorials may be made to the AIDS Coalition of N.E. Georgia, 1376 S. Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30605.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 19, 2003



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