Madison County Obituaries...

APRIL 28, 2004


Teddy P. Johnson
Teddy P. Johnson, 47, of Comer, died Saturday, April 24, 2004.
Born in Athens, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Frank and Doris Johnson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Johnson.
A memorial service was held at noon Monday, April 26, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens.
Mr. Johnson is survived by a daughter, Kelly M. Johnson; and two brothers, Ruben F. Johnson Jr. and Fred C. Johnson, both of Hull.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 28, 2004

Katharine Jones
Mrs. Katharine V. Jones, 82, of Colbert, died Monday, April 19, 2004.
Born in Polk County, Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Russell and Molly Martin Watson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Farris Jones, and a son, Harold Jones.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Herman Nation officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens. Kevin Hicks, Christopher Dove, Ray Bailey, Walter White, David Jones and Travis Morrow served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Black, Daniel Jones and Rodney Christian.
Survivors include her children, Virginia Bryan, Covington, Alice Coble, Charlotte, N.C., Reba Christian, Bogart, Lorene Christian, Colbert, and Raymond Jones, Florida; sisters, Edna Earl Ledbetter, Margaret Corvin, Carolyn Spann and Geraldine Stephens, all of Cedartown; and brother, Van Watson, Cedartown.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 28, 2004

Nicole C. Kress
Mrs. Nicole Coutant Kress, 34, of Wondervu, Colo., died Thursday, April 15, 2004, in Coal Creek Canyon of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Kress was born April 19, 1969, in Libby, Mont. She was a daughter of Gerald and Fern Woodard Coutant, Royston.
She married Jerome S. Kress on May 28, 1994, in Fairfax, Va. Mrs. Kress was employed as a graphic artist with eTrinsic in Louisville, Colo., and was a member of the Colorado Bluegrass Society and the Swallowhill Music Association.
“She enjoyed music, art, the outdoors and the beauty of God’s creation,” stated family members. “She was a loving daughter and a friend to all. Nicole will be cherished, always.”
Mrs. Kress was preceded in death by her beloved nephew, Stacy Williamson.
Family and friends gathered at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Axton Ranch in Colorado. A memorial service followed at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Forrest Whitman of Rollinsville Community Church officiating.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kress is survived by her husband, Wondervu, Colo.; a brother, Derek N. Coutant, Orange Park, Fla.; a sister, Keely Sottovia, Baton Rouge, La.; and many dear friends.
Contributions may be made to the Nicole C. Kress Memorial Fund, c/o Hartwell First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1279, Hartwell, GA 30643.
Crist Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 28, 2004

Mavis Smith
Mrs. Mavis Hammond Smith, 73, of Hull, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004.
A lifelong resident of the area, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Foster and Flora Mae Smith.
She was a homemaker and a member of New Life Apostolic Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, at New Life Apostolic Church with Bishop Douglas Hammond and the Rev. Tim Hammond officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens. Bruce Sickles, Kyle Marable, Kevin Marable, Jack Toole, Franklin Hamby and David Smith served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, John A. Smith; six children, Larry Hammond, Watkinsville, Bruce Hammond, Janet Hamby and Sherry Childs, all of Athens, and Elaine Toole and Brittany Bates, both of Hull; two step-children; four sisters, Frances Coleman, Essie Mae Marchman and Joan Roberts, all of Athens, and Sandra Roberts, South Carolina; one brother, Tom Roberts, High Shoals; 15 grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 28, 2004

Lila Hendrix
Mrs. Lila Moon Hendrix, 83, of Royston, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at her daughter’s home.
Mrs. Hendrix was born November 17, 1920, in Madison County, a daughter of the late John Bill and Bessie Moon.
She was a retired inspector, having been employed by Oxford Manufacturing, and was a member of New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Bruce Kesler and Raymond Duncan officiating. Burial was in the New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Hendrix is survived by her husband, J.D. Hendrix, Royston; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Leon Rousey, Royston; niece and nephew-in-law, Linda and Lamar Fortson, Danielsville; brothers, Lee Moon and Haskel Moon, both of Anderson, S.C.; sisters, Lucy Pulliam and Ruby Vaughn, both of Royston; and several other nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, 1500 Oglethorpe Ave., Suite 200-C, Athens, GA 30606.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 28, 2004

Lisa R. Worley
Miss Lisa Renae Worley, 31, of Royston, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at her home.
Miss Worley was born in Franklin County on October 17, 1972. She was the daughter of Bobby Worley, Royston, and the late Sandra Rousey Worley.
She was a homemaker. In addition to her mother, Miss Worley was preceded in death by a brother, Greg Worley.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Franklin Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Darvin Cash and Dale Holcomb officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include two sons, Daniel Worley and Brandon Worley, both of Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 28, 2004

Sidney Carey
Mrs. Sidney Carey, of the Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, Royston, died Sunday, April 25, 2004.
Mrs. Carey was born in Franklin County on March 11, 1915, a daughter of the late Lee Anderson and Lou Jimmie Stovall Jordan.
She was a retired nurse, having worked at Royston Medical Associates, and was a member of Royston Baptist Church. Mrs. Carey was preceded in death by her husband, Junius Asbury Carey, three brothers, Steve, George and Lee Jordan, and three sisters, Francis Barton, Sarah Roach and Luna Mae Adams.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Royston Baptist Church with Dr. Danny Barton and the Rev. Malcolm Herndon officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Carey and Jerry Carey, both of Royston; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Southeast Division, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 1925 Century Blvd., Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345-3315.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 28, 2004

Johnette Swann
Mrs. Johnette Swann, 92, of Hull, died Monday, April 26, 2004.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mrs. Swann was a daughter of the late John W. and Mary Nash Gunnells. She was the wife of the late Robert K. Swann, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Rachel Williams, Cartersville, and Louise Gunnells, Hull, and one brother, Will D. Gunnells, Hull.
Mrs. Swann was a member of Union Baptist Church.
She will be remembered as a dedicated wife and loving mother and grandmother, it was stated.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Gordon Rhoden officiating. Burial was in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Gail Swann, Comer; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirlee and Bill Reade, Athens, and Rosalyn and Mike Rock, Colbert; sisters, Marian Kimsey, Toccoa, Myra Lesseur, Elberton, and Sue Ginn, Hull; brother, Jimmy Gunnells, Hull; six grandchildren, Kelly Johnson, Shannon McElroy, Melanie Malnati, Tyson McElroy, Allison Cass and Adam Swann; and six great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 28, 2004

Clinton Hall
Clinton Parks Hall, of the Hart Care Center, Hartwell, formerly of Royston, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Hart Care Center.
Mr. Hall was born in Madison County on June 24, 1912. He was a son of the late Lindsey and Addie Christian Hall.
He was a retired farmer and a member of New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Dixon Hall, a brother, Herbert Hall, and a sister, Mylitie Smith.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 26, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Ty Sorrow and Kenneth Vanderford officiating. Burial was in the New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Willa and Talmadge Dove, Anderson, S.C.; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Chris and Kim Dove, Anderson, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Hunter Parks Dove and Ellie Grace Dove, both of Anderson, S.C.; brother, Watson Hall, Royston; and sister, Geneva Ray, Bowman.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 28, 2004

James Ledford
James Ledford, 79, of Ila, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at his home in Ila.
A native of Macon County, Mr. Ledford was a son of the late Harley and Nellie Watts Ledford.
He was self-employed in construction work and was of the Baptist denomination. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ledford was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Cowart Ledford, who died in 2002, a son, Dennis Ledford, a grandson, Allan Ledford, two brothers, John and Glen Ledford, and three sisters, Bessie Ledford, Kate Speed and Irene Ledford.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Gillespie Chapel Methodist Church, Franklin, N.C., with the Revs. Bobby Cloer and Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by members of VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108. Kevin Ledford, Keith Ledford, Eddie Daniel, James Watkins, Ricky Ledford and Dale Ledford served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one son, Steve Ledford, Danielsville; one brother, Bob Ledford, Marietta; three sisters, Mary Hodgin, Franklin, N.C., Betty Daniel, Commerce, and Linda Ledford, Danielsville; and one great-grandchild.
Macon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 28, 2004

Hazel T. Troup
Mrs. Hazel Tucker Troup, 69, of Fitzgerald, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Dorminy Medical Center.
Mrs. Troup was born June 1, 1934, in Oglethorpe County, to the late Ralph and Gladys Black Tucker.
She moved to Ben Hill County in 1952 from Oglethorpe County and was a former resident of Sycamore. Mrs. Troup was a homemaker, a seamstress and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She taught the Lydia Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Troup was preceded in death by a son, William Nathan Troup, and a sister, Ruth Tiller.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the chapel of Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, with the Revs. Steve Hand and Danny Lovett officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Troup is survived by her husband, Dean Troup, Fitzgerald; one daughter, Heather McWhorter, Rebecca; three grandchildren, Shelby, Gracie and Railey; two sisters, Shirley Melton, Lakeland, and Gail Knight, Fitzgerald; one brother, Walter Tucker, Fitzgerald; and several nieces and nephews.
Paulk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, April 28, 2004


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