Madison County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 31, 2003


Sarah Allen
Mrs. Sarah Don Nell Allen, 72, of Danielsville, died Thursday, December 25, 2003.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Allen was a homemaker and a member of Moon’s Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Tellie Mae Rice McElroy, a daughter, Judy Sellers, two granddaughters, Mistie and Christy Sellers, a son-in-law, William Sellers, and a brother, Charles McElroy.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 27, at Moon’s Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Tony Lee and Forrest Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Louis Sellers, Joe Alewine, Micah Ferguson, Tony Ferguson, Steve Allen and Terry Smith served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband, Grady Allen; daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Roger Alewine, Danielsville, and Tammy and Forrest Ferguson, Canon; brothers, Keith McElroy, Danielsville, and Ray McElroy, Easley, S.C.; grandchildren, Micah Ferguson, Tony Ferguson, Louis Sellers, Joe Alewine and Wendy Alewine; and great-grandchildren, James Sellers, Zachary Sellers, Jordan Sellers and Taylor Pitts.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 31, 2003

Rebecca
‘Becky’ Duffell
Mrs. Rebecca C. “Becky” Duffell, 52, of Athens, died Friday, December 26, 2003.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 28, in Athens Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Duffell is survived by her husband, Darrell Duffell; her mother, Evelyn Fowler Clark; three sons, Michael Duffell, Matthew Duffell and Mark Duffell, all of Athens; three brothers, Fred Evans Clark Jr., Toccoa, David R. Clark, Colbert, and Wayne Clark, Watkinsville; and nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 31, 2003

Lucille G. Garrett
Mrs. Lucille Gipson Garrett, 73, of Commerce, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at her residence of an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jacob Armour officiating. Burial was in Maxwell Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mrs. Garrett is survived by her husband, Verner Garrett; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Norma Faye Garrett, Royston, and Darrell and Diane Garrett, Stephens; four sisters, Lois Phillips, Nicholson, Jean Watkins and Ruth Nunn, both of Union Point, and Birdie Dockery, Riverdale; two brothers, Horace Gipson, Grayson, and Dennis Gipson, Carnesville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 31, 2003


Betty Welborn
Ms. Betty Welborn, of Union City, formerly of Danielsville, died Friday, December 26, 2003.
A native of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ms. Welborn was a daughter of the late Bruno Paul and Marie Ehret Schwalbe.
A resident of Danielsville for 42 years, Ms. Welborn was retired from the Madison County Board of Education. She was currently a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, and was a former member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at noon Monday, December 29, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Mark Outlaw officiating. Burial was in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Louanne Welborn, Atlanta; and a son, Robert E. Welborn, Sante Fe, N.M.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 31, 2003

Loyd J. Satterfield
Loyd Jack Satterfield, 65, a native of Wilkes County, died Saturday, December 27, 2003.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 29, in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Mr. Satterfield is survived by two sons, Grant L. Satterfield, Loganville, and Bryan S. Satterfield, Social Circle; one sister, Jean Bittle, Athens; one brother, David Satterfield, Comer; and three grandchildren.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 31, 2003

Ruth J. Murfin
Mrs. Ruth Joyce Murfin, 76, of Cary, N.C., formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at Western Wake Medical Center.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 27, at Griswold Street Baptist Church, Port Huron, Mich.
Mrs. Murfin is survived by six sons, Arthur F. Murfin, Golden, Colo., Daniel Murfin, Colbert, Stephen Murfin, Willow Spring, N.C., James A. Murfin and Paul Murfin, both of Port Huron, Mich., and Philip Murfin, Fairview, N.C.; one sister, Phyllis Upper, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one brother, Reid P. Minich, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 13 grandchildren and one niece.
Pollock Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 31, 2003

Ellaree Wade
Mrs. Ellaree Wade, 83, of Alto, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at Stephens County Hospital.
Mrs. Wade was born October 10, 1920, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late William J. and Daisy Faulkner Cook.
Mrs. Wade retired from Carwood Manufacturing and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Thurman Dalton, a sister, Lovenia Dalton, and two brothers, Clinton Cook and Starlon Cook.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 28, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Anthony Shore officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating at graveside.
Mrs. Wade is survived by her husband, Vance Wade, Alto; daughter, Ruth Kesler, Franklin County; sons, Gene Wade, Alto, Charles Dalton, Loyd Dalton and Earl Dalton, all of Colbert, and Guy Dalton, Gainesville; sisters, Ellen Newberry, Amberson Carlyle and Elvia Carlan, all of Alto, Nora Boggus, Gainesville, and Lola Bailey, Rome; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 31, 2003

Roger H. McConnell
Roger Harben McConnell, 89, of Carnesville, brother of Rea M. Harris, Carlton, died Saturday, December 27, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Born June 2, 1914, in Carnesville, Mr. McConnell was a son of the late John Freeman and Mary Ophelia Stevenson.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. McConnell served in the United States Army. He was a lawyer and a federal investigator with the United States Labor Department. Mr. McConnell was also a historian and a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church, Homer, where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Carnesville Lions Club and served as past president of the Franklin County Historical Society.
Mr. McConnell was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene C. McConnell and David McCall McConnell.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 29, at Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Duane Eller and Harold Sangster officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his sister, include two other sisters, Mary Sewell, Carnesville, and Helen M. Smith, Jefferson.
Memorials may be made to Nails Creek Baptist Church, 2721 Hwy. 51 N, Homer, GA 30547.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 31, 2003

Barbara A. Dudnick
Mrs. Barbara Ann Walker Dudnick, 65, of Commerce, died Friday, December 26, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Dudnick was born September 6, 1938, in Fulton County, a daughter of the late Ann Ruff Meadows Walker. She was the wife of the late Harvey Dudnick.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 29, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Rabbi Ronald Greson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Dudnick is survived by two sons, Chuck Colwell, Centerville, Tenn., and Jimmy Nichols, Jonesboro; three daughters, Beverly Fransen, Winter Park, Fla., Marlene Holbrooks, Toccoa, and Natalie Pinson, Commerce; one sister, Fran Stuls, Canton; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 31, 2003

Grace E. Ervin
Mrs. Grace Eubanks Ervin, 67, of Commerce, died Saturday, December 27, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Ervin was born in Banks County on January 21, 1936. She was a daughter of the late Tommy and Margie Crane Eubanks.
Mrs. Ervin retired from BJC Medical Center, Commerce, and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 29, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Marshall Smith and Henry Webb officiating.
Survivors include a son, David Ervin, Commerce; four brothers, Arthur Lee Eubanks, Johnny Eubanks and Bobby Eubanks, all of Commerce, and George Eubanks, Gainesville; three sisters, Betty Barrett and Lillie Mae Benton, both of Commerce, and Sharon Chamberlain, North Carolina; one grandson, Christopher Ervin, Commerce; and one granddaughter, Mary Beth Ervin, Commerce.
Donations may be made to the Lowe Syndrome Association, 222 Lincoln Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906, in honor of Christopher Ervin.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 31, 2003

Pauline Gwinn
Mrs. Pauline Gwinn, 77, of Colbert, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 26, in Athens Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Gwinn is survived by her husband, Rondle Gwinn; two sons, Alan Gwinn, Colbert, and Ronald Bowers, Salem, Ohio; one brother, Charles Clark, Youngstown, Ohio; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 31, 2003


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