Madison County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 24, 2003


Viola Smith
Mrs. Viola Casey Smith, 91, of Hull, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Richard and Pearl Queen Casey. She was the wife of the late Roy Estes Smith Sr.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Christian Life Worship Center. She was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Howard Smith.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 20, at Christian Life Worship Center with the Revs. John Ingham and Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons, Doyle E. Smith, Marietta, and Roy E. Smith Jr., Hull; five grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Ronnie Pittard
Ronnie Cornelius Pittard, 47, of Royston, died Friday, December 19, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Pittard was born in Franklin County on March 19, 1956. He was a son of Mrs. Grace Vinson Pittard, Royston, and the late Fred C. Pittard.
Mr. Pittard was a truck driver and attended Bluestone Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Wells Pittard.
A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston, with the Rev. Bruce Kesler officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Michael Pittard, Greenville, S.C., and Jason Pittard, Akin, S.C.; one daughter, Hope Abercrombie, Royston; one brother, William Pittard, Hartwell; and nine grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Crawford Bond
Larry Crawford Bond, 85, of Loganville, died Saturday, December 20, 2003, at Lilburn Health & Rehabilitation Center in Lilburn.
Born in Hart County on August 22, 1918, Mr. Bond was a son of the late Lonnie and Nora Teate Bond.
He was a retired truck driver with Signal Delivery and was a member of Royston Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Teamsters Union.
Mr. Bond was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Bond, and a sister, Ruby Bond Garner.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 22, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Byron Greene and Claude Herbert officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Mr. Bond is survived by his wife, Nina Althea Hanley Bond, Loganville; sister, Louise Bond McCurley, Royston; nephews, Rick and Scott Bond, Charlotte, N.C., and Tommy Bond, Belmont, N.C.; nieces, Betty Jean Fincher, Kannapolis, N.C., and Pam Chapman, Belmont, N.C.; and sister-in-law, Pauline Bond.
Memorials may be made to Royston Baptist Church, 767 Church Street, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Ralph Anthony
Ralph Davis Anthony, 87, of Comer, died Monday, December 22, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Anthony was a son of the late Clarence Young and Lessie Booth Anthony.
He retired from Hannah Manufacturing Company, Athens, and from the Oglethorpe County Road Department and was a bus driver with the Oglethorpe County School System. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Meeting House Church, Crawford.
Mr. Anthony was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell Anthony and Fred Anthony, and two sisters, Janelle Simmons and Ruby Young.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Meeting House Cemetery.
Mr. Anthony is survived by his wife, Annie Sue Bell Anthony; two daughters, Mavis Coile, Comer, and Jean Pitts, Lexington; one brother, Rabon Anthony, Comer; three grandchildren, Greg Morgan, Lynne Holmes and Pam Saxon; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Gideon Bible Fund or to the Clouds Creek Piano Fund, P.O. Box 604, Crawford, GA 30630.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Judson Phillips
Mrs. Judson Zelia Fowler Phillips, 96, of Toccoa, died Friday, December 19, 2003, at Toccoa Nursing Home.
Mrs. Phillips was born March 3, 1907, in Madison County, daughter of the late Willis B. and Flossie Webb Fowler.
She was a seamstress and attended Hannah’s Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband, William Calvin Phillips, three sons, William C. Phillips, George Linton Phillips and Callie Phillips Jr., two brothers, Coil Alexander Fowler and Charles Edward Fowler, and three sisters, Tecora Fowler Royston, Lettie Martin and Collene Fowler.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 27, at Hannah’s Creek Baptist Church with Mrs. Ann Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Louise Fowler Sanders, Toccoa; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Dorothy McDaris
Mrs. Dorothy Lee McDaris, 75, of Athens, died Tuesday, December 16, 2003.
Mrs. McDaris was a daughter of the late Joseph Ervin and Annie Laura Nash Whitley. She was the wife of the late Charles Conley McDaris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 19, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. John Griffith officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens. Jerry Hunnicutt, Jerry Brown, Mark Sheppard, Bradley Cannon, Richard Cannon and Gene Peppers served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Shelton and PeeWee Whitley.
Survivors include two sisters, Peggy Allen, Athens, and Louise Sheppard, Hiram; two brothers, Arthur “Pete” Whitley, Macon, and Joel Whitley, Athens; two step-brothers, Jim Henderson and Jerris Henderson, Athens; and nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Janie Osley
Mrs. Janie Lee Brooks Osley, 75, of Royston, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Born in Madison County on March 23, 1928, Mrs. Osley was a daughter of the late Johnny and Minnie Mann Brooks.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bible Baptist Church. Mrs. Osley was preceded in death by her husband, William Buck Osley, and a daughter, Priscilla Ann Atkins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Robert Garrett officiating. Entombment will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, South. Jason Wynn, Michael Wynn, Monty Wynn, William Cowart, Ben Grizzle and Kelvin Compton will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include five sons, Larry Wynn, Hull, Waymon Wynn and Jake Dodd, both of Royston, Paul Wynn, Commerce, and Wilmer Wynn, Comer; two brothers, Coy Brooks, Comer, and Ray Brooks, Danielsville; one sister, Brenda Coker, Danielsville; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home of Waymon Wynn, 2679 Careytown Road, Royston, and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Johnny W. Wilson
Johnny William Wilson, 51, of Salem, Ariz., died Thursday, December 18, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Wilson was born January 6, 1952, in Jackson County. He was the son of Pauline Wood Wilson Scoggins, Commerce, and the late Odell Wilson.
Mr. Wilson had been employed as a telephone engineer.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Douglas Duncan, Eddie Gordon and James Meaders officiating. Burial was in the Galilee Fire Baptized Holiness Church Cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Wilson is survived by a daughter, Tonya Wilson, Nicholson.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Allie Fleeman
Mrs. Allie Bragg Fleeman, 90, of Bowman, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Fleeman was born June 23, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Joe Bragg and Tillie Pearson Bragg, and the step-daughter of the late Lee Sartain Bragg.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Fleeman was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Fleeman, a daughter, Lottie Smith, and a son, Anthony Fleeman.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 24, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. James Gunn and Clint Harper officiating. Burial will be in the Mill Shoal Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Joe Fleeman and Archie Fleeman, both of Royston, James Fleeman, Nicholson, and Roger Fleeman, Bowman; one daughter, Louise Andrews, Royston; 13 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home of Archie Fleeman, 222 Woodridge Way, Royston, and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Jettie Bennett
Mrs. Ruth Jettie Lee Pierce Bennett, of the Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, Royston, formerly of Canon, died Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at the center.
Born in Franklin County on May 30, 1916, Mrs. Bennett was a daughter of the late Charles Robert and Lizzie Vickery Pierce.
She was formerly employed as a dietitian with Emmanuel College and had worked as a caregiver. She was a member of New Franklin Christian Church.
Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her husband, Kinley Bennett, and three sisters, Helen O’Brien, Dot Hendrix and Nancy Smith.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 20, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Malcolm Herndon officiating. Burial was in Oakview Cemetery, Canon.
Survivors include four sisters, Lettie Weaver, Canon, Gladys Pierce, Martin, Bertie Moore, Bowersville, and Betty Tull, Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Hazel Carey
Mrs. Hazel Hart Carey, of Bowman, died at Hart County Hospital in Hartwell, on Tuesday, December 16, 2003.
Mrs. Carey was born August 25, 1927, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Ralph Hart and the late Edna Hart Elrod.
Mrs. Carey had worked as an inspector in the textile industry and was a caregiver for the terminally ill. She attended Price Chapel Church of God.
Mrs. Carey was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Webb Carey, two grandsons, Chris Tucker and Rodney Alexander, and two sisters, Ruby Nell Monroe and Dessie Lou Kidd.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 19, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Bowman.
Survivors include four sons, Ernest Crowe, Ila, Don Crowe, Comer, Ronald Crowe, Bowman, and Stanley Carey, Vanna; two daughters, Lynn Stowe, Bowman, and Mandy Hendrix, Danielsville; one brother, James Hart, Belton, S.C.; one sister, Nellie Sue Brown, Comer; 14 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Joann S. Justice
Mrs. Joann Sanders Justice, 65, of Comer, died Saturday, December 20, 2003.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, December 22, in the Hannah’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Justice is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Conner, Marion, N.C.; sons, Bobby Sanders and David Sanders, both of Canon, and Charles Sanders, Royston; three brothers, Thomas Sanders and James Sanders, both of Canon, and Kenneth Sanders, Royston; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003

Vivian Lipham
Mrs. Vivian Audrey Denny Lipham, 73, of Comer, died Tuesday, December 16, 2003.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Lipham is survived by two sons, Stanley Morris Lipham and Steve M. Lipham; two sisters, Hazel Hosey and Lucy Denny; one brother, James Denny; and one granddaughter.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, has charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 24, 2003


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