Madison County Obituaries...

MARCH 10, 2004


Ronald R. Brooks
Ronald R. Brooks, 67, of Carlton, died Saturday, March 6, 2004.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Brooks was a son of the late Lewis Henry and Hilda Norman Brooks.
He was a retired mail carrier and a member of Carlton Baptist Church. Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Brooks.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery. Mitch Parham, Randy Rice, Edward Brooks, Mike Brooks, Brian Brooks and Ray Brooks served as pallbearers.
Mr. Brooks is survived by his wife, Jane S. Brooks; sister, Mrs. Earnest Parham, Elberton; brother, Gene Brooks, Elberton; five nephews, two nieces and one great-nephew.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 10, 2004

Charlotte G. Fowler
Mrs. Charlotte Gaines Fowler, 45, of Jefferson, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at her residence.
Mrs. Fowler was born February 3, 1959, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of Callie Wright Gaines, Royston, and the late Eugene Gaines.
Mrs. Fowler was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Fowler.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Tim Strickland and James Ivey officiating. Burial was in the Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Will Fowler, Jefferson; daughter, Ranee Fowler, Jefferson; brothers, H.L. Gaines, Royston, Kenneth Gaines, Talmo, Larry Gaines, Braselton, and Tommy Gaines, Oxford; and sisters, Betty Hinson, Stockbridge, Peggy Ivey, Conyers, Minnie Murphy, Talmo, and Nora Tiller, Flowery Branch.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 10, 2004

Johnny ‘Otis’ Heaton
Johnny Henry “Otis” Heaton, 69, of Danielsville, died Saturday, March 6, 2004.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Heaton was a son of the late Henry and Mittie Lee Savage Heaton.
Mr. Heaton was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean Conflict, and while in the Army, served with the Military Police. He retired from Thrall Carr, Winder.
“As a citizen who loved helping others,” it was stated, Mr. Heaton was a Deputy Sheriff of Madison County for many years. He was also among the first five members of the Madison County Rescue.
“A loving father and husband, Mr. Heaton had a second love ‘Johnny’s Bugs’ in Danielsville,” said family members. “This love was his passion to live, living to ‘work on a bug.’”
Mr. Heaton was known for many appearances in local parades with a “convoy of bugs” and his most recent find — a Volkswagon tractor.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Walter Singletary officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Luther King, Jarrell Jarrett, George Shattuck, Richard Rowe, Shane Hix and Brian Shore served as pallbearers.
Mr. Heaton is survived by his wife of 47 years, Hilda Brown Heaton; daughter and son-in-law, Tricia and Ted Adams, Danielsville; brothers, G.W. Heaton, Donald Heaton, Howard Heaton, Leland Heaton and Byron Heaton; and sisters, Shirley Argo and Lillian Blackwelder.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 10, 2004

Mack L. McEwin
Mack Lee McEwin, 86, of Royston, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. McEwin was born September 19, 1917, in Lamar County, Texas, a son of the late Weaver and Kitty Lynch McEwin.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. McEwin served in World War II. He was a retired realtor and of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. McEwin was preceded in death by a son, Steve McEwin, a daughter, Kathy McEwin, and two brothers, Charles and Robert McEwin.
Survivors include his wife, Nell Fowler McEwin, Royston; son, Jim McEwin, Lubbock, Texas; daughters, Susan McEwin, Dallas, Texas, and Gail Williamson, Royston; brothers, Bruce McEwin, Paris, Texas, and Dr. Tom McEwin, Muncie, Ind.; sisters, Kathryne Crook, Robbie Dancer, Roma Dahl, Gena Baird and Myrna Hutchinson, all of Paris, Texas; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cobb Memorial Hospital Intensive Care Unit, c/o John Herron, Administrator, P.O. Box 589, Royston, GA 30662, in memory of Mr. Mack McEwin.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, has charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 10, 2004

Kaitlin M. Schroder
Miss Kaitlin Michelle Schroder, 18, of Miller Town, Pa., died Sunday, March 7, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Miss Schroder was born July 30, 1985, in Ft. Polk, La. She was a daughter of John L. Schroder, Miller Town, Pa., and the late Sgt. Valerie Michelle Schroder.
Miss Schroder was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Carlene Doris Peavy, and paternal grandparents, George Schroder and Lois Brown.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 9, in the chapel of Myers Funeral Home, New Port, Pa.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in Danielsville Memorial Gardens with the Revs. Mike McLemore and Calvin Ward officiating.
In addition to her father, Miss Schroder is survived by a son, Kaden McKennon Schroder, Miller Town, Pa.; brother, Nicholas M. Schroder, Miller Town, Pa.; sister, Margaret Schroder, Alexander, La.; and great-grandparents, John and Evelyn Scoggins, Danielsville.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, has charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 10, 2004

Bessie G. Maxwell
Mrs. Bessie Ginn Maxwell, 101, of Commerce, died Sunday, March 7, 2004.
Mrs. Maxwell was born in Madison County, a daughter of the late Hamilton F. and Dovey Black Ginn.
She was a homemaker and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Maxwell was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest F. Maxwell, and a son, James Maxwell.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Wayne Douglas officiating, assisted by the Rev. Kelby Maxwell. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Nell Maxwell, Atlanta; daughter-in-law, Louise Maxwell, Nicholson; brothers-in-law, Vernon L. McEntire, St. Louis, Mo., and Roy Maxwell, Commerce; sisters-in-law, Edna Ginn, Boone, N.C., Montine Ginn, Sylva, N.C., Nora Ginn, Commerce, Mae Byers, Thomasville, N.C., and Reba Barrett, Mullins, S.C.; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 10, 2004

Talmadge Hardy
Talmadge Hardy, 84, of Commerce, died Saturday, March 6, 2004.
Born in Banks County on March 15, 1919, Mr. Hardy was a son of the late M.L. and Bessie Bennett Hardy.
He retired from Blue Bell and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and the Jolly Agers. Mr. Hardy was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel M. Hardy.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 8, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Danny Green and Stuart Land officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Hardy is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Moss Hardy, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Sharon Hardy, Commerce; daughter, June Westbrook, Commerce; step-son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Joyce Moss, Danielsville; step-daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Doug Goddard, Maysville; step-daughters, Sandra Purdom, Decatur, and Lynn Bernier, Camilla; brothers, Charles Hardy, Nicholson, and Albert Hardy, Jefferson; sister, Eva H. Toney, Commerce; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to Gideon International.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 10, 2004

Travis E. Jones
Travis Eugene Jones, 42, of Maysville, died Sunday, March 7, 2004.
Mr. Jones was born February 4, 1962, in Hall County, the son of the late Talmadge and Winnie Blanch Smallwood Jones.
He was employed in road construction and was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Cave Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Chad Rison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Lisa Jones, Maysville; three sons, Adam Jones and Hoke Jones, both of Maysville, and Isia McElreath, Arcade; one daughter, Amy Jones, Maysville; three sisters, Janice Hart, Arcade, Annie Kitchens, Comer, and Judy McCannon, Pendergrass; and one grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, March 10, 2004


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