Madison County Obituaries...

MAY 5, 2004


Susie G. Moore
Mrs. Susie G. Moore, 57, of Ila, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004.
A native of Taylor County, Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Addis B. and Eula Alberitton Gordy.
She was employed with CSRA Private Duty Home Health Care in Washington, Ga., and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Joey Whitlock officiating. Burial was in the Colbert City Cemetery. Bill Cannon, Benny Cannon, Richard Hatfield, Mike Oldroyd, Tony Tucker and Ronald Gordy served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband, Donald Moore; four sons, Benny Melton, William White, Curtis Edwards and David Moore; four brothers, Addis Gordy, Paul Jackson, Benny Cannon and Bill Cannon; three sisters, Blanche Snelgrove, Betty Sullivan and Bernice Miller; and three grandchildren, Kayla Melton, Duston Melton and Christopher Edwards.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 5, 2004

Rev. A.D. Ward
The Rev. A.D. Ward, 91, of Commerce, died Friday, April 30, 2004.
The Rev. Ward was born May 28, 1912, in Crisp County, the son of the late Robert Lee Ward and the late Mamie Sarah McGiboney Ward. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Pearl Cowan Ward.
The Rev. Ward was a Baptist minister.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Chad Payne officiating. Burial followed at 2 p.m. in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, DeKalb County. William DeLee, Kevin Jording, Derrick DeLee, Bobby DeLee, William Andrews and Marshall Kenney served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca F. and Jim Bowden, Commerce; sisters, Bobbie Jane Thaxton, Statesboro, and Rita White, Covington; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 5, 2004

Byron T. Heaton
Byron Tom Heaton, 55, of Danielsville, died Saturday, May 1, 2004.
Born in Franklin County, Mr. Heaton was a son of the late Henry and Mittie Lee Savage Heaton.
He retired from the University of Georgia.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Robby Brown officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mr. Heaton is survived by his wife, Ruby Heaton; his children Cody Heaton, of the home, Chris Brock, Danielsville, and Kimberly Brown (Richard), Anderson, S.C.; sisters, Shirley Argo, Homer, and Lillian Blackwelder, Rock Hill, S.C.; brothers Howard Heaton and Leland Heaton, Royston, Donald Heaton, Nicholson, and George Heaton, Norcross; and two grandchildren, Nick and Eric Brown.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 5, 2004

Jeanette Coile
Mrs. Jeanette Dixon Coile, 79, of Comer, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Coile was born in Elbert County on January 23, 1925, a daughter of the late John Henry and Drucie Mae Lunsford Dixon.
She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Coile was preceded in death by three sisters, Geneva Martin, Virginia Dixon and L.E. Coile.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Martin T. Coile and Henry Shelton officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Coile is survived by her husband, Jack Coile, Comer; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Wilder Bailey, Watkinsville, and Jackie and Dean Andrews, Comer; grandchildren, Jon Andrews, Shannon Ruff and Jodee White; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph, Gene and Frank Dixon, all of Comer, Glen Dixon, Elberton, Doris Dixon, Danielsville, and John Wesley, Joe Thomas and Wilburn Dixon, all of Greenwood, S.C.; and sister, Bessie Simmons, Danielsville.
Memorials may be made to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Attn: Memorials, 1232 22nd Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037-1292.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 5, 2004

Wilma P. Seagraves
Mrs. Wilma Pauline Seagraves, 77, of Nicholson, died Monday, May 3, 2004.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Seagraves was the daughter of the late Isaac and Hattie Stanford Bruce.
She retired from the textile industry and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Don Whitfield, Hull, Kathy and Mark Jenkins, Danielsville, Becky and Russell Harrell, Winterville, and Martha and Darrell Allen, Athens; grandchildren, Kristy Phillips, Hull, Cindy Hale and Pam Allen, both of Athens, Paula Epps, Nicholson, Augie Harrell, Winterville, Jessica Carey, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Blane Epps, Hull; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Carey and K.J. Carey, both of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Clay Epps, Nicholson, and Parker Epps, Danielsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 5, 2004

Authur Swensen
Authur Swensen, 90, of Royston, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at his home.
Mr. Swensen was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on January 8, 1914. He was the son of the late Monard and Bertha Swensen.
Mr. Swensen was a retired banker and a member of the Church of Christ in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olga Korik Swensen, a daughter, Andrea Kathleen Roberts, and a great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Mr. Swensen is survived by a granddaughter, Erica Link.
The family is at the home and will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour on Thursday.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 5, 2004

Willie Jo Lord
Mrs. Willie Jo Lord, 87, of Danielsville, died Monday, May 3, 2004.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mrs. Lord was a daughter of the late W.T. and Sallie Graham Chandler.
She retired from Ila Elementary School and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mrs. Lord was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey Lord, and a daughter, Trudie Collins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Margie Lord, Danielsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Roderick and Lane Lord and Chris and Brenda Lord, all of Danielsville; sister, Georgia Sorrow, Concord, N.C.; brothers, Ralph Chandler, California, and Horace Chandler, Homer; four grandchildren, Josh Lord, Joe Lord, Nathan Lord and Natalie Lord; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30345.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 5, 2004

David L. Wilson
David Lynn Wilson, 56, of Athens, died Thursday, April 29, 2004.
Mr. Wilson was born in Catskill, N.Y. He was employed by Certainteed Corp.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Malanie Konley Wilson, of the home; two sons, Michael Wilson, Comer, and Chris Wilson, Bogart; his foster mother, Doris Ames; and two sisters, Delores Cujak, Anderson, S.C., and Rhonda Diamond, New York.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 5, 2004


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