Madison County Obituaries...

FEBRUARY 25, 2004


Tracy Brown
Mrs. Tracy Denise Brown, 35, of Danielsville, died Saturday, February 21, 2004.
Born in Franklin County on July 3, 1968, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of Janice Grubbs Phillips, Royston, and the late Jerry Mitchell Phillips.
She was a homemaker and attended Zidon Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, at Zidon Baptist Church with the Revs. Bert Synan and Andy Bond officiating.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, Tony Lee Brown, Danielsville; two sons, Mitchell Wade Felty, Indiana, and Jerico Caden Brown, Danielsville; one daughter, Erica Leigh Ann Chappell, Royston; one step-son, Christopher Lee Brown, Lavonia; and two sisters, Tammy Phillips Hart, Royston, and Tina Renea Phillips, Elberton.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 25, 2004

Walter N. Stone III
Walter North Stone III, 55, of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, February 15, 2004.
A native of Statesboro, Mr. Stone was a son of Nora Newsom Stone and the late Walter N. Stone Jr.
He was employed in business with Melton Home Theater of Atlanta and was of the Methodist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 21, at Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Lawson G. Stone and Robert Passmore officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Lawson G. Stone, Wilmore, Ky.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 25, 2004

Thomas W. Dixon
Thomas W. Dixon, 87, of Bogart, Oconee County, died Monday, February 23, 2004.
Born in Franklin County, Mr. Dixon was a son of the late Arzo and Cora Mangrum Dickson.
He retired from Athena Carpet Mill and was a member of Bogart Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 26, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Russell Repeski and Albert Askew officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife, Geneva Dixon, Bogart; daughter, Nancy Shelnutt, Bogart; son, Jack W. Dixon, Colbert; grandchildren, Dawn Roberts, Watkinsville, and Dana O’Neal, Bogart; great-grandson, Jared Roberts; brothers, David Dickson, Augusta, S.C., and Bobby Dickson, Villa Rica; and sisters, Margaret Anthony, Douglasville, and Sara Camp, Statham.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 25, 2004

Joseph B. Fullington
Joseph Berkley “Papa Joe” Fullington, 75, of Hull, died Thursday, February 19, 2004.
A native of Dooley County, Mr. Fullington was a son of the late James and Adina Wilson Fullington.
A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Fullington served in the Korean Conflict and in Vietnam. He was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked at Warner Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Mr. Fullington was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Fullington, a sister, Polly Gore, and two brothers, Lon and John Fullington.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 22, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Elmer Butler and Ronald Cofer officiating. Burial was in the Vineyards Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Jeffery Moore, Bill Clark, Jerry Nix, Ronny Harris, Tommy Gaines, John Taylor and Bobby Jones served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Mr. Fullington’s grandsons.
Mr. Fullington is survived by his wife, Barbara House Fullington, Hull; daughter, Nancy Shedd, Hull; daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and George Moon, Elberton, and Donna and Randy Gabrial, Ila; son, Tony Nelms, Winterville; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Wilma Nelms and Jerry and Rhonda Nelms, all of Hull; five sisters; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 25, 2004
Cecil Fife
Cecil Thomas Fife, 75, of Bowman, died Saturday, February 21, 2004, at Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton.
Mr. Fife was born in Wellsville, Ohio, on November 1, 1928. He was a son of the late Leonard and Birdie Tice Fife.
He was a retired Foreman with the Street Department in Naples, Fla., and was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Bowman. In addition to his parents, Mr. Fife was preceded in death by four brothers.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, at Faith Baptist Church with the Revs. John Creason and Paul Vickery officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Steve Christian, Walt Smith, Ricky Ogelsby, Tony Duke, Johnny Perry and Woody Bryant served as pallbearers.
Mr. Fife is survived by his wife, Clara Mae McClure Fife, Bowman; son, Charles Edward Fife, Bowman; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four sisters.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 25, 2004

Ubie B. Kennedy
Ubie B. Kennedy, 74, of Royston, died Monday, February 23, 2004, at his home.
Mr. Kennedy was born in Appling County on April 9, 1929, son of the late James I. and Lois Sellers Kennedy.
He retired as President of Farm Credit Service in Royston and was a member of Ten Mile Baptist Church in Baxley. Mr. Kennedy was a charter member of the Royston-Franklin Springs Rotary Club, a charter member of the Bowman Lions Club and a member of the Royston-Franklin Springs Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. degree in forestry and was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by three brothers, Ted, Grady and Robert Kennedy.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Byron Greene and Todd West and Greg Kennedy officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, Henrietta Sellers Kennedy, Royston; daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Rocky Murphy, Carnesville; grandchildren, Gavin, Rhett and Brock Murphy; brothers, Troy Kennedy, Winston Salem, N.C., James Kennedy, Charleston, S.C., and Dan Kennedy, Baxley; and sisters, Hortense Tippins, Albany, and Frances Craven, Baxley.
Memorials may be made to Royston Baptist Church, 767 Church Street, Royston, GA 30662, or to Liberty Baptist Church, 6077 Highway 145, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 25, 2004

Grant W. McGarity
Grant W. McGarity, 78, of Warner Robins, formerly of Toccoa, died Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at his home.
Born in Hart County, Mr. McGarity was a son of the late John Otto and Cordie Mae Harris McGarity.
He was a retired agent with Southern Railroad, having worked in Bowman, Royston, Cornelia and Toccoa. He was a former member of Toccoa United Methodist Church and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Warner Robins.
Mr. McGarity was preceded in death by a brother, Perry Hall McGarity.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 13, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Mr. McGarity is survived by his wife, Jewell Nelms McGarity, Warner Robins; brother, Dr. Nolan McGarity; nieces, Jan Christian and Pam Doughty; and nephew, Phil McGarity.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 25, 2004

James T. Sconyers
James Tulley Sconyers, 75, of Bowman, died Monday, February 23, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Sconyers was born in Iron City on July 16, 1928, son of the late Jim and Minnie Dawson Sconyers.
He was a United States Air Force veteran, having served during World War II, and retired as a staff manager in the insurance industry. In retirement, Mr. Sconyers worked as a cashier at the Circle K in Royston. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 26, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Ralph Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Larry Brown, Martin Carey, Billy Vickery, Reggie Vaughn, Frank Landreth and Jack Bryant will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Sconyers is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Hall Sconyers, Bowman; sons, Eddie Sconyers, Bowman, Jimmy Sconyers, Belle Glade, Fla., and Walter Sconyers, Danielsville; daughters, Nellie Awbrey, Lawrenceville, and Patricia Harrell, Bowman; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home and was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 25, 2004

J.W. Hart
James Wiley Hart, 84, of Canon, died Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Hart was born March 6, 1919, a son of the late Otto and Mable Carey Hart.
He was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Redwine United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Fox Hunter’s Association and was an avid quail hunter.
Mr. Hart was preceded in death by two brothers, Woodrow and Belton Hart, and a sister, Macie Hart.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 13, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Eldon Massey and Larry Davison officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park in Hartwell. Rodney Duke, Rodney Bennett, Wayne Bennett, Wesley Baskins, Ferrell Baskins and Hank Baskins served as pallbearers.
Mr. Hart is survived by his wife, Mildred Attaway Hart, Canon; two brothers, Wendell Hart, Royston, and Oquinn Hart, Anderson, S.C.; three sisters, Dorotheo Caudell, Dewy Rose, and Willie Baskins and Videlia Bennett, both of Canon; and several nieces and nephews.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 25, 2004

Joe McCollum
Joe Alvin McCollum, 90, of Canon, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. McCollum was born in Franklin County on February 5, 1914, son of the late Judge and Fannie Mae Smith McCollum.
He was a carpenter and a member of Double Branches Baptist Church, where he formerly served as a deacon. Mr. McCollum was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 14, at Double Branches Baptist Church with the Revs. David Wilson and Jimmy Manus officiating. Burial was in Oakview Cemetery in Canon.
Mr. McCollum is survived by his wife, Floy Wynona Gable McCollum, Canon; son, Larry McCollum, Canon; daughters, Marie Fuller, Toccoa, Pat Massey, Canon, Shirley Mochet, Bowersville, and Brenda Duncan, Royston; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Double Branches Baptist Church.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 25, 2004


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