Madison County Obituaries...

FEBRUARY 11, 2004


Robert L. ‘Junior’ Hattaway Jr.
Robert L. “Junior” Hattaway Jr., 72, of Danielsville, died Sunday, February 8, 2004, at his home.
Mr. Hatta-way was born April 13, 1931, in Madison County. He was a son of the late Robert L. Sr. and Florida Mae Curtis Hattaway.
Mr. Hattaway was a heavy equipment operator and attended Old Canon Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Jack Evans and Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Danielsville. Mr. Hattaway’s grandsons served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hattaway is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jean Phillips Hattaway, Danielsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Florence Hattaway, Danielsville, and Jerry and Margie Hattaway, Canon; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Frank Coile and Carol and Mike Hardy, all of Danielsville, and Judy Culpepper Downs and David Downs, Glencoe, Ky.; grandchildren, Scott Coile, Winterville, Jessica and Chad Hart, Hartwell, Jason Hattaway and Matt Hardy, both of Danielsville, Eric and P.J. Hattaway, Watkinsville, Kim and Kevin Little, Royston, Jeff and Michelle Culpepper, Nicholson, and Christy and Jason Goldman, Commerce; five great-grandchildren; brothers, John, LeRoy, Eugene and Billy Hattaway, all of Danielsville, and Elmer Hattaway, Waycross; and sister, Marjorie Hill, Danielsville.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 11, 2004

Captain Calvin Dudley Sr.
Captain Calvin Chester Dudley Sr., 78, of Royston, died Monday, February 9, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Captain Dudley was born in Hart County on December 19, 1925, son of the late John Luther and Cora Amelia Allen Dudley. He retired from the United States Navy in 1978 and founded the first rural home health agency in Georgia. At present, he was executive vice-president of Care Partners @ Home, located in Lavonia. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Hartwell. During Captain Dudley’s service in the United States Navy, he served as the Executive Officer of The Cruiser USS NORTHHAMPTON, the President’s Flagship. He received many authorized medals, including: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), the Navy Occupation Medal plus the Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Bar, the Mediterranean/Middle East War Zone Bar and the Merchant Marine Combat Bar. Captain Dudley dedicated many hours in services to various areas of health care and local business organizations. The organizations he worked with included the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Home Health Agencies; the Officers Club for the U.S. Forces Europe Stuttgart Germany; Georgia Ninth District Community Action Agency; Lavonia, Georgia Chamber of Commerce; Greater Macon, Georgia Chamber of Commerce; Bibb County Georgia Training Center; Georgia Federal/Military Retiree Coalition; Georgia Ninth District Community Action Committee; Georgia Health Care Providers Council; Georgia Coalition for Health Care; United Way of Georgia Health Care Providers Council; and the Georgia Coalition for Health Care. In addition to his service in various organizations, Captain Dudley also held office in many of the groups. He served as president of the Georgia Federal/Military Retiree Coalition and the Retired Officers Association (Northeast Georgia Chapter), vice president of the Georgia Association of Home Health Agencies, director of the Georgia Association of Home Health Agencies, and chairman of the Governmental Affairs Georgia Association of Home Health Agencies, the Georgia State Home Health Advisory Board, the Zoning Appeals Board of Royston and the Gulf Coast Quad State Medicare Advisory Committee (Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida). He was the first chairman of the Macon-Bibb County “76” Bicentennial Committee and was vice-chairman of Governmental Affairs Georgia Association of Home Health Agencies. In 2002, he received a 4-Way Test Award from the Royston-Franklin Springs Rotary Club for exemplary community service. Captain Dudley was also the founder of the Retired Officers Association — Northeast Georgia Chapter, and director of the Cub Scouts of America in the United Kingdom. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and V.F.W., a member of the National Retired Officers Association National and the National Association for Uniformed Services. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason.
Captain Dudley is survived by his wife, Joyce Brenda McKenzie Dudley; two brothers, John L. Dudley, Rock Hill, S.C., and Steve S. Dudley, Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Jane Ford, Royston; nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and his extended home health family. Captain Dudley was preceded in death by a son, Calvin Chester (Skipper) Dudley, a brother, Grover Dudley, and a sister, Ruby Duncan.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date. The body is at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, where the family was to have received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The family is at the home of Dr. William and Edwina Ford, 233 Virginia Hills Road, Royston. Flowers are optional for the visitation and welcomed at the time of the funeral service. Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 579 Fairview Avenue, Hartwell, GA 30643, or to the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter, 870 Bear Creek Road, Lavonia, GA 30553.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 11, 2004

Garnett T. McCurley
Garnett Thomas McCurley, 84, of Crawford, died Friday, February 6, 2004.
Born in Madison County, Mr. McCurley was the son of the late William Thomas and Nancy Elizabeth Evans McCurley, Colbert. He was the husband of the late Kathleen Brooks McCurley.
Mr. McCurley was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army, and was a member of Colbert Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 8, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Richard Norman officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens. Robby McCurley, Jeff Autry, Greg Autry, Jimmy Autry Jr., David Hancock and Dwayne Smoak served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters, Nancy McCurley Autry, Winterville, and Martha Jane Green, Crawford; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Connie McCurley, Crawford, and Thomas and Barbara McCurley and David and Jane McCurley, all of Colbert; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Quiet Oaks Health Care Center, P.O. Box 613, Crawford, GA 30630.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 11, 2004

Iva James
Mrs. Iva Crowe James, 88, of Kannapolis, N.C., died Saturday, January 31, 2004, at her home.
Born June 15, 1915, in Madison County, Mrs. James was the daughter of the late J. Pat Crowe and Loutisha Graham Crowe.
She was employed with Cannon Mills Co., Plant 1, wash cloth department, for 53 years until her retirement. She was a member of Centerview Baptist Church, Kannapolis, and had been a resident of the area since 1936.
Mrs. James had strong political feelings for the Democratic party and had been active with the local chapter in Cabarrus County throughout the years. She was a member of the Young at Heart senior citizens group at Bethpage Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis, and was a charter member of the Bethpage Home Extension Club.
“She was affectionately known as ‘Maw Maw James,’” said family members.
Mrs. James was preceded in death by her husband, Felton John James, who died December 3, 1978, and a son, John Neal James, who died in 1992.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 1, in the chapel of Whitley’s Funeral Home, North Carolina, with the Rev. Willie Rash officiating. Burial was in Carolina Memorial Park.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Norris J. and Dianne James and Billy M. and Cynthia James, all of Kannapolis, N.C.; granddaughters and husbands, Amelia J. and Doug Goodnight, Landis, N.C., and Carrie J. and Andrew Deal, China Grove, N.C.; grandson, Norris J. (Narty) James II, Kannapolis, N.C.; grandson and wife, Clay D. and Jennifer James, Kannapolis, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, James Goodnight, McKinley Goodnight and Jackson Ray Deal; daughter-in-law, Pat James, Kannapolis, N.C.; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to Centerview Baptist Church, 415 Walter Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083.
Whitley’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 11, 2004

Larry Jordan
Larry “Yank” Jordan, 79, of Colbert, died Sunday, February 8, 2004.
A native of New Jersey, Mr. Jordan was the son of the late Clifton and Laura Hobencamp Jordan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Thornton Jordan.
Mr. Jordan was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army, and worked with Reliance Electric of Athens.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Herman Nation officiating. Burial was in Bowman Hill Crest Cemetery. Mark Gurley, Robby Gurley, Brad Holbrook, Joseph Goodman, John Goodman and Bill Williams served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Jordan, Colbert; daughters, Judith Williams, Warner Robins, and Patricia Goodman and Laurie Gurley, both of Colbert; sister, Evelyn Halpin, New Jersey; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 11, 2004
Bobby J. Herbert
Bobby Joe Herbert, 75, of Colbert, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Herbert was a son of the late Otha and Lola Martin Herbert.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Magdlene Cook.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 5, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Paul Prather officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. David Scogin, Jerry Scogin, Bobby Cook, Tommy Herbert, Danny Herbert and Norm Wilkie served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a sister, Mattie Scogin, Colbert; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Ellie Herbert, Gillsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 11, 2004

Mildred Plyler
Mrs. Mildred Lorena Payne Plyler, 81, of Bowman, died Friday, February 6, 2004, at Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton.
Mrs. Plyler was born in Hart County on September 10, 1922, a daughter of the late William Terrell and Nettie Pruitt Payne.
She was a homemaker and a member of Redwine Methodist Church. Mrs. Plyler was preceded in death by her husband, William Charlton Plyler, two brothers, Edward and Alphus Payne, and a sister, Jan Poore.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 8, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Mike Griffin officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Bowman.
Survivors include a son, Bucky Plyler, Canon; daughters, Emily Banister, Hartwell, and Melna Cornell, Bowman; sister, Gladys Mize, Dewy Rose; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 11, 2004

Dorothy Akins
Mrs. Dorothy Mae Chandler Akins, 70, of Canon, died Friday, February 6, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Akins was born in Alabama on January 22, 1934. She was a daughter of the late Ocie Lee and Audrey Hammock Chandler.
Mrs. Akins was a retired waitress and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hartwell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall P. Akins, two grandsons, David Wayne Akins and Joseph Bryant, a brother, Tom Chandler, and two sisters, Mary Becker and Frances Lewis.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 9, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Andy Huff officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park, Hartwell.
Survivors include two sons, William Kast, Kathleen, and Douglas Akins, Lavonia; daughters, Sheila Hostetler, Canon, and Marshalene Stephens, Royston; brothers, Robert Chandler and Austin Chandler, both of Opelika, Ala.; sister, Barbara Pilcher, Opelika, Ala.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 11, 2004



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