Madison County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 26, 2003


Lewis D. Timms
Lewis D. Timms, 74, of Comer, died Saturday, November 22, 2003.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Timms was a son of the late Leonard E. and Ada Estelle Smith Timms.
A resident of Madison County for the last 14 years, Mr. Timms was retired from Kraft Foods and had currently been employed with Real Deal Inc., in Winder. He was an ordained minister of the Pentecostal denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 24, at Friendship Baptist Church with Dr. Joe Davis, the Rev. Dayton Logan and Adam Watson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Timms is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy Bray Timms; daughter, Brenda Timms Maddox, and husband, Donald, Danielsville; son, David Timms, and wife, Melinda, Dawsonville; sisters, Lucille Rudeseal and Runette Oakes, both of Monroe; brother, Bobby Timms, Gratis; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 26, 2003

Tillman R.
‘Pete’ Sailors
Tillman R. “Pete” Sailors, 76, of Commerce, died Thursday, November 20, 2003.
Mr. Sailors was the son of the late Oliver and Ethel “Babe” Howington Sailors.
A Korean War United States Army veteran, Mr. Sailors was a retired Civil Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation. He was a member of Hudson Lodge #294 F.&A.M.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 21, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating.
Mr. Sailors is survived by his wife, Joanne Williams Sailors, Commerce; daughter, Patricia Kelly, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Maylon Clinkscales, Commerce; five grandchildren, Eric and Tina Dickerson, Homer, and Ben and Riane Dickerson, Christina Kelly, Kaylon Clinkscales and Trey Clinkscales, all of Commerce; one step-grandchild; one great-grandchild, Cody Dickerson, Commerce; and three sisters, Meta Smith and Carolyn Barnett, both of Nicholson, and Joyce Tolbert, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 26, 2003

Harold Bates
Harold Bates, 74, of Commerce, died Monday, November 17, 2003.
A native and longtime resident of Clarke County, Mr. Bates had recently moved to Madison County before entering a nursing home.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in the Bates Family Cemetery with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 26, 2003

Nellie Vickery
Mrs. Nellie Lou Harbin Vickery, 83, of Royston, died Wednesday, November 19, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Vickery was born in Franklin County on January 1, 1920, a daughter of the late R.A. and Minnie Prince Harbin.
She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church, Bowman. Mrs. Vickery was preceded in death by her husband, James Enoch Vickery, a son, Tommy Vickery, and a brother, Bill Harbin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 21, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Paul Vickery officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Vickery Sr., Eatonton, and Charles Vickery, McDonough; four daughters, Evelyn Jenkins and Frances Drane, both of Royston, Jean Hawkins, Greenville, Miss., and Sue Cawthon, McDonough; one sister, Geneva Sewell, Canon; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 26, 2003

Jerry L. Booth Sr.
Jerry Lewis Booth Sr., 56, of Comer, died Monday, November 24, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Booth was a son of the late Gordon and Emily Graham Booth.
He was a United States Army veteran of Vietnam and was employed as a United States postal carrier.
Funeral services were to have been held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, at Meadow Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Sarna and Gordon Rhoden officiating, followed by burial in the Comer Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Turner, Bill Grider, Mark Lundy, Doug McClain, Kenneth Strickland and Matt Morris, with Jerry Phillips and John Payne serving as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Booth is survived by his wife, Ann G. Booth; son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Mandy Booth, Albany; grandchildren, Jacob, Gracie and Annie Booth; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sara and Tal Sorrow, Comer, and Harriett and Bob Clemens, Conyers; brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Brenda Booth, Comer; and brother, Larry Booth, Comer.
Flowers will be received, or memorials may be made to the Booth Triplet’s College Fund.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 26, 2003

Ronald Hunsinger Sr.
Ronald Frank Hunsinger Sr., 58, of Bowman, died Wednesday, November 19, 2003, at his home.
Born in Clarke County on February 12, 1945, Mr. Hunsinger was a son of the late Charles Frank and Mary McClane Hunsinger.
He worked with the City of Athens and attended Mill Shoal Baptist Church. Mr. Hunsinger was preceded in death by a brother, Blaine Hunsinger.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, November 21, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial was in the Hunsinger Family Cemetery.
Mr. Hunsinger is survived by his wife, Joyce Brown, Bowman; one son, Ronald Hunsinger Jr., Athens; one daughter, Melissa Clark, Colbert; two step-sons, Lamar Brown and Brian Brown, both of Bowman; one step-daughter, Tammy Bowers, Bowman; one brother, Dicky Hunsinger, of the Diamond Hill Community; two sisters, Wanda Massey, Athens, and Belinda Nash, Nicholson; and six grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 26, 2003

Jake Bruce
Jake Bruce, 83, of Royston, died Monday, November 24, 2003, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Augusta.
Mr. Bruce was born in Anderson County, S.C., on September 15, 1920, a son of the late Jacob Roy and Nancy Craft Bruce.
Mr. Bruce was a farmer and was of the Wesleyan faith. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II.
Mr. Bruce was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Julia Dutton Bruce, two daughters, Gail Richey and Wilma Ballad, two brothers, Gene and Charlie Bruce, and three sisters, Katherine Ashley, Leeona Driver and Lilla Gay.
Funeral services were to have been held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, at Faith Valley Holiness Church with the Revs. Donald Vaughn and M.C. Radford officiating, followed by burial in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bowman.
Survivors include three sons, Paul Bruce, Bowman, James Bruce, Royston, and Raymond Bruce, Elberton; three daughters, Mamie Roy, Powder Springs, Sarah Allen, Royston, and Lucy Marunchuk, Carolina Beach, N.C.; three sisters, Viola Ashley and Ruth Dickerson, both of Iva, S.C., and Alma Etulia Partain, Starr, S.C.; 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family is at the home of James Bruce, 844 Wildcat Bridge Road, Royston, and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 26, 2003

Betty F. Ginn
Mrs. Betty Faye Hanley Ginn, 75, of Tucker, died Friday, November 21, 2003, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth.
Mrs. Ginn was born in Madison County on March 23, 1928. She was a daughter of the late Horace Lee and Ida Bray Hanley.
Mrs. Ginn was a retired real estate broker and a member of Northwood Baptist Church in Chamblee. She was also a member of the Shufflin’ Shoes Square Dancers.
Mrs. Ginn was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Edgar Ginn, a brother, James Hanley, and a sister, Lutrell Peeples.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 23, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Tim Hobbs officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston. Mrs. Ginn’s nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Mike Greenway, Duluth, Marlene and Fred Hodge, Lilburn, and Debbie and Roger Smart, Loganville; brother, Wyma Hanley, Comer; sisters, Lois David, Royston, Nadine Royston, Tucker, and Althea Bond, Lilburn; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way.
Memorials may be made to the Children’s Health Care of Atlanta Foundation, 1687 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 26, 2003

Farry Garrison
Farry Garrison, 48, of Cornelia, died Friday, November 21, 2003, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Garrison was born in Habersham County on October 4, 1955. He was the owner and operator of Farry Garrison Trucking Inc. for 11 years and was a member of B.C. Grant Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 22, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Garry Garrison and Austin Kelley officiating. Burial was in the Mud Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Garrison is survived by his wife, Wanda Simmons Garrison, Cornelia; daughters, Hillery Garrison and Valerie Garrison, both of Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Johnathan Clark, Clarkesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Jody and Kim Garrison, Baldwin, and Chan and Connie Chitwood, Ila; his parents, the Rev. Clyde and Mrs. Lizzie Poole Garrison, Cornelia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Phillip and Linda Garrison, Hugh and Fran Garrison and James and Gail Garrison, all of Cornelia, John and Brenda Garrison, Gainesville, and the Rev. Garry and Mrs. Diane Garrison, Alto; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Ronnie Ellington, Cornelia; and grandchildren, Austin Chitwood, Brady Chitwood, Jenna Chitwood, Lauren Chitwood and Lance Chitwood.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 26, 2003


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