Madison County Obituaries...

FEBRUARY 4, 2004


Teresa D. Harris
Miss Teresa D. Harris, 43, of Hull, died Thursday, January 22, 2004.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in Clark Cemetery.
Miss Harris is survived by three sisters, Norma Harris, Covington, Tracey Harris, Crawford, and Wanda Harris, Hull; and one brother, Larry Harris, Hartwell.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 4, 2004

Lucille Smith
Mrs. Lucille Smith, 74, of Ila, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004.
Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Earnest Lee and Flossie Edwards Hanley. She was the wife of the late Joseph “Joe” Smith.
Mrs. Smith had worked in food service in the lunchrooms of Ila Elementary School and Madison County High School and was a member of Ila Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kim Smith.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 29, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Ila Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, William Smith and Steve Smith, both of Ila; a grandson raised in the home, Stephen Smith; six brothers; four sisters; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 4, 2004

Jim Schneider
James Edward (Jim) Schneider, 74, of Canon, died Sunday, February 1, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Schneider was born in Springfield, Ohio, on November 11, 1929. He was reared in the home of his uncle and aunt, William and Evangeline Grimm.
Mr. Schneider retired from Jefferson Mills and was of the Protestant faith. He was also retired from the United States Army, having served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During his time in the Army, he served in General MacArthur’s Color Guard. Mr. Schneider was a member of the Lavonia V.F.W. Post #5897.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angel Hope Schneider.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial was in Bowers Memorial Gardens in Canon with full military rites.
Mr. Schneider is survived by his wife, Peggy Schneider, Canon; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Marci Schneider, Canon, and Danny and Phyllis Schneider, Lavonia; son, Jimmy Schneider, Canon; daughter, Kathy Schneider, DeRyder, La.; three daughters in El Paso, Texas; step-children, Joy Owens, Canon, Carol Ream and Tracey Gibson, both of Lavonia, and Kenneth Milestone, Royston; grandchildren, Dillon Schneider, Michael Schneider, Hannah Schneider, Brandon Schneider Owensby and Daniel Schneider Morgan; brothers, Everett, Samuel, William and Daniel Grimm, all of Springfield, Ohio; and sisters, Evelyn Newell and Eilene Rogers, both of Springfield, Ohio.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 4, 2004

Irene Ledford
Miss Irene Ledford, 73, of Danielsville, formerly of Franklin, N.C., died Wednesday, January 21, 2004, in Danielsville.
A native of Macon County, Miss Ledford was a daughter of the late Harley Ledford and Nellie Watts Ledford. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Glenn Ledford, and two sisters, Bessie Ledford and Kate Speed.
Miss Ledford was a member of Gillespie Chapel Methodist Church and attended Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, at Gillespie Chapel Methodist Church with the Revs. Douglas Duncan and Bobby Cloer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Timmy Ledford, Dale Ledford, Keith Ledford, Kevin Ledford, Ricky Ledford, Eddie Daniel and T.C. Ledford served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two brothers, James Ledford, Danielsville, and Bob Ledford, Marietta; three sisters, Mary Hodgin, Franklin, N.C., Betty Daniel, Commerce, and Linda Ledford, Danielsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Macon Funeral Home, Franklin, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 4, 2004

Dixie Coggins
Mrs. Dixie Mabry Coggins, 75, of Royston, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Coggins was born in Franklin County on September 14, 1927. She was a former co-owner of Coggins Chevrolet and was a member of Royston United Methodist Church and the Ty Cobb Health Care Pink Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Coggins was preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. (Red) Coggins.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 31, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with Dr. Danny Barton officiating. Burial was in the Bold Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Coggins is survived by one uncle and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Ty Cobb Health Care Pink Ladies Auxiliary.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 4, 2004

Hoke Argo
Hoke D. Argo, 89, of Royston, died Monday, February 2, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Argo was born May 14, 1914, in Franklin County. He was a son of the late Joseph and Lena Burch Argo.
Mr. Argo was retired from Johnson & Johnson and was a lifetime member of the Harrison McCreary V.F.W. Post #4828. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II as an Artillery Gunner.
Mr. Argo was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Kirk Argo, two brothers, Eldridge and Roy Argo, and three sisters, Maggie Vanderford, Janie Ophelia English and Rose Stancell Parks.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 5, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Eldon Massey and Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, South. Raymond Stancell, Robert Stancell, Calvin Rousey, Keith Argo, William Argo and Kendell Argo will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include a nephew raised in the home, Robert Stancell, Royston; step-sons, Thomas Kirk, Royston, and Kenneth Leaird, Gresham, Ore.; step-daughter, Nora Jean Chitwood, Royston; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charlie (Ed) and Irene Argo, Canon, and Alton and Shirley Argo, Lula; sisters, Myrtle Wojocie-chowiski, Rogers, Ark., and Thelma Rousey, Canon; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at their respective homes and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 4, 2004

Alma D. Cowart
Mrs. Alma D. Cowart, 90, of Athens, died Thursday, January 29, 2004.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Cowart was a daughter of the late James Fred and Eliza Pullien Cowart. Her husband, Tom C. Cowart, and a son, Daniel Cowart, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Cowart was a homemaker and a member of Johnson Drive Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Derrick Jackson, associate pastor of Family Worship Center, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Tommy L. and Mrs. Mary Cowart, Hull; sister, Eunice Brooks, Athens; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family Worship Center, P.O. Box 80852, Athens, GA 30608.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 4, 2004

Paul Evans
Paul McRee Evans, 71, of Danielsville, died Thursday, January 29, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Evans was born in Madison County on January 22, 1933, the son of the late Devery Holland and Mayo Sorrells Evans.
He retired from Oliver Tire & Rubber and attended Bethel M. Baptist Church and David’s Home Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 1, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Doug Conwell, Ray Jenkins and Kenneth Segars officiating. Burial was in the Bethel M. Baptist Church Cemetery. Gene Brewer, James Sorrells, Mark Hilley, Nick Adams, Keith Hart and Jimmy Sorrells served as pallbearers.
Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Willie Barbara Murray Evans, Danielsville; sons, Larry M. Evans and Lamar Evans, both of Danielsville; daughter, Flame Holloway, Danielsville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 4, 2004

Ruby V. Hardwick
Mrs. Ruby Virginia Hardwick, 70, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating.
Mrs. Hardwick is survived by her husband, Dennis G. Hardwick Sr., of the home; four sons, David Hardwick, Bristol, Fla., Dennis G. Hardwick, Athens, Danny D. Hardwick, Hull, and John A. Hardwick, Carnesville; one daughter, Ruth Best, Blountstown, Fla.; three brothers, Billy Birt, Bobby Birt and Jimmy Birt, all of Winder; three sisters, Frances Lee and Jo Nell Cooper, both of Winder, and Betty Jean Lee, Monroe; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy L. Hardwick, and a brother, Ray Birt.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 4, 2004

Beverly J.
Reagin-Cooper
Mrs. Beverly Jean Reagin-Cooper, 65, of Carlton, died Monday, January 26, 2004.
A native of Rockdale County, Mrs. Cooper was a daughter of the late New Roscoe and Mary Lucile Reagin.
She was a homemaker and a member of Hudson River Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Ronnie Moon officiating. Burial was in the Comer Cemetery. Kelvin Brisoce, Bull Bailey, Robert Stephens, Nathan Hubbard, Matt Phillips and Mac Phillips served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Cooper is survived by her husband, James O. Cooper; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Sandi Phillips, Elberton, step-sons, Jimbo Cooper, Jeff Cooper and Johnny Cooper, all of Danielsville; daughters, Delaine Booth Simmons, Elberton, and Terry Phillips, Carlton; step-daughter, Tammy Slusher, Florida; sister, Betty Johnson, Carlton; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 4, 2004

Bobby Dickson
Bobby Dickson, 71, of Royston, died Friday, January 30, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Dickson was born in Franklin County on August 1, 1932. He was a son of the late James Harrison and Kate Morrison Dickson.
He retired from BASF Corporation and was a member of Royston Baptist Church. Mr. Dickson was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War, and was also a member of the Harrison McCreary V.F.W. Post in Royston. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Dickson Isom, and a brother, Douglas Dickson Sr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 2, at Royston Baptist Church with the Revs. Byron Greene and Brian David officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Mr. Dickson is survived by his wife, Annie Lou Rice Dickson, Royston; daughters and sons-in-law, Jamie and Tom Mitchell and Patricia and Jason Isom, all of Royston; sons, James Thomas Dickson, Carnesville, and Randy Cromer, Royston; brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Barbara Dickson, Royston; sister, Pat Alexander, Royston; and sister-in-law, Nelda Dickson, Royston.
Memorials may be made to Royston Baptist Church, 767 Church Street, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 4, 2004



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