Madison County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 17, 2003


Nettie M. Gosnell
Mrs. Nettie Mozell Gosnell, 82, of Hull, died Thursday, December 11, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 12, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in the Line Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Gosnell is survived by a son, Jim Gosnell, Winterville; a brother, Jimmie Daniel, Commerce; sisters, Annie Lee Beck, Hull, and Nellie Shuler and Nezzie Sorrow, both of Alabama; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 17, 2003

Rickey M. Mize
Rickey Mitchell Mize, 44, of Commerce, died Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 18, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph Smith and James Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Mize is survived by his mother, Lillie P. Mize, Commerce; two brothers, James T. Mize, Hoschton, and Tyrone Mize, Commerce; and one sister, Willie Lou Stoyle, Danielsville.
The family is at the residence and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 17, 2003

Lucy Hill
Mrs. Lucy Jones Richardson Hill, 94, of Royston, the Vanna Community in Hart County, died Thursday, December 11, 2003, at her home.
Born in Hart County, Mrs. Hill lived in Greenwood, S.C., and returned to Hart County 54 years ago. She was a daughter of the late Crayton and Laura Moss Jones.
A dedicated member of Vanna United Methodist Church, Mrs. Hill was an avid worker and leader in her community. She was married twice, first to the late Claude Richardson, who passed away in 1932, and second to the late Toye Hill, who passed away in 1964.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Col. Don Jersey, two brothers, John and Jack Jones, and a sister, Mary Nan Spense.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 14, at Vanna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sharon Waters and Ben Ray and Howard Webb officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hill’s nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter, Claudia Jersey, Huntsville, Ala.; daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Dan Rhodes, Anderson, S.C., and JohnAnn and Doug Owen, Hartland, Mich.; son and daughter-in-law, Toye and Sue Hill, Lincolnton; grandchildren, Dreama Carlson, Lt. Col. Laura Ann Sampsel, Tonya Hill, Dana Hill, Danna Briggs and D.J. Owen; great-grandchildren, Davie Norwood, Craig and Lauren Sampsel and Jade Briggs; and sisters, Ruth Vail, Ellen Bunch and Evelyn Rambo, all of Tignall, and Sarah Capell, Greenwood, S.C.
Memorials may be made to Vanna United Methodist Church, c/o Jane Slaton, P.O. Box 261, Royston, GA 30662, or to the Vista Care Hospice, 2350 Prince Avenue, Suite 5, Athens, GA 30606.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 17, 2003

Henry A. Jenkins
Henry Austin Jenkins, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, December 16, 2003.
Mr. Jenkins was born March 27, 1932, to the late Henry Beeche and Sara Ollie Dillard Jenkins.
He retired as a contractor in business with his son, and after retirement worked as a building inspector for Madison County. Mr. Jenkins was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, a Sunday School teacher and was a choir member.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Alan Jenkins, and a sister, Margaret Jenkins Yarbrough.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 18, at Prince Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Ricketts officiating. Burial will be in the Hull Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Jenkins’ brothers-in-law, Cecil A. Strickland, James T. Strickland, C. Curtis Strickland, Donald E. Strickland and Lewis V. Kitchens, and nephews, Edward J. Yarbrough and Mark A. Jenkins, and Neal Mathis will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Jenkins is survived by his wife, Florene Strickland Jenkins; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Austin Jenkins and Jan Hendrix Jenkins, Danielsville; daughter, Melanie Jenkins Powers, Hull; daughter and son-in-law, Valerie Jenkins Calhoun and Dr. Rictor Lee Calhoun, Concord; grandchildren, Corey Austin Jenkins and David Michael Jenkins, Danielsville, Kenneth Edward Powers, Justin Nicholas Powers and Sarah Melanie Powers, Hull, and Stephanie Dawn Calhoun and Adam Rictor Calhoun, Concord; sister, Catherine Marcile Jenkins Kitchens, Decatur, and brothers, B. Tyson Jenkins, Danielsville, and Ray S. Jenkins, Hull.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Woodholme Medical Building, Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore, MD 21208.
The family is at the residence, 4179 Moons Grove Church Road, Danielsville, and was to have received friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 17, 2003

Wanda F. James
Mrs. Wanda Fisher James, 44, of Colbert, died Monday, December 15, 2003.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, at the residence of her parents, Archie R. and Marylou Fisher, Colbert.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a daughter, Jessica James, Marietta; and two step-sisters, Gail Potts, Colbert, and Debera Eadie, Athens.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 17, 2003


Lucille Bellew
Mrs. Lucille Moore Bellew, 61, of Bowman, died Thursday, December 11, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Born in Hart County on December 11, 1942, Mrs. Bellew was a daughter of the late Guy and Gertrude House Moore.
She was a seamstress and of the Church of God denomination.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 13, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Bruce Kesler and Leon Suttles officiating. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Bowman.
Mrs. Bellew is survived by her husband, Bobby Bellew, Bowman; sons, Donnie Bellew, Dewy Rose, and Ronnie Bellew, Bowman; brothers, Alvin, Wayne, Doyle and Arthur Moore, all of Bowman, Nathan Moore, Kentucky, Mike Moore and Terry Moore, Royston; sisters, Barbara Martin and Rhonda Brown, both of Bowman, and Dorothy Sowders, Kentucky; and six grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 17, 2003

John A. Higgins
John A. Higgins, 61, of Royston, died Thursday, December 11, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Higgins was born in Franklin County on October 25, 1942, a son of the late Mark and Susie Higginbotham Higgins.
He was a heavy equipment operator and of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Higgins was preceded in death by a brother, Swain (Wayne) Higgins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Dan Bailey and Randall Starrett officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Mr. Higgins is survived by his wife, Daphne Kay Wood Higgins, Royston; daughters, Angel Higgins, Lakeland, Fla., and Brittany Higgins and Brooke Higgins, both of Royston; son, John Waylon Higgins, Lakeland, Fla.; sisters, Mary Bryson and Joyce Sims, both of Royston; brothers, Ernest Higgins and Reese Higgins, both of Royston; and five grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 17, 2003

Billie F. Hicks
Mrs. Billie Frances Dove Hicks, 71, of Bowersville, died Friday, December 12, 2003.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 15, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Church of God Cemetery.
Mrs. Hicks is survived by her husband, J. Edward Hicks; one daughter, Jan Norton, Royston; two sons, Bryan Hicks and Bruce Hicks, both of Bowersville; three sisters, Marlene Carey, Royston, and Joan Lockman and Rita Ingham, both of Athens; two brothers, Ray Dove, Danielsville, and Oral Dove, Hull; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 17, 2003

Albert Morrow
Albert Morrow, 63, of Monroe, died Saturday, December 13, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, at Faith Baptist Church. Burial was in the Center Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Morrow is survived by his wife, Barbara Morrow; seven daughters, Sandra Malcom, Patsy Sedberry and Becky Burrow, all of Monroe, Peggy Wood, Nicholson, Tammy Boss and Mechelle Cooper, both of Watkinsville, and Bobbie Jo Evans, San Jose, Calif.; two sons, Albert Morrow Jr., Monroe, and John Morrow, Albany; four sisters, Patsy Vanderkoii, Bogart, Peggy Craig, Danielsville, Lavenia Stowe, Toccoa, and Betty Jo David, Whitehall; three brothers, Billy Morrow, Danielsville, Tommy Morrow, Athens, and Bud Morrow, Bogart; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Meadows Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 17, 2003

Addie
‘Granny’ Holland
Mrs. Addie Bell “Granny” Holland, 82, of Gaffney, S.C., died Friday, December 12, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Holland was a daughter of the late Albert and Zorah Hopkins Tucker. She was the wife of the late Rhudoulph D. Holland.
Mrs. Holland was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 13, in the chapel of Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee, S.C., with the Rev. Rick Taylor officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Patty Greene, Gaffney, S.C.; son, Phyllia Junior Holland, McCormick, S.C.; sisters, Roberta Casey, Annette Maxwell and Mary Coker, all of Athens, and Ruby Nell Scoggins, Colbert; brother, Crawford Tucker, Danielsville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crestview Baptist Church Building Fund, 153 Daniel Morgan School Road, Gaffney, SC 29340.
Eggers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 17, 2003

Herman H. Massey
Herman H. Massey, 87, of Commerce, died Friday, December 12, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born December 8, 1916, in Jackson County, Mr. Massey was the son of the late J. Claude and Onie Ray Massey.
He retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. A World War II veteran, Mr. Massey served in the United States Army.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 14, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating.
Mr. Massey is survived by his wife, Revelle Ariail Massey, Commerce; one son, Michael Massey, Commerce; one step-son, Ray Mosley, Byron; three step-daughters, Brenda Harrelson, Inverness, Fla., Janice Forsyth, Waycross, and Debbie Yoshimura, Atlanta; seven step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Commerce, 1345 S. Elm Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 17, 2003


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