Madison County Obituaries...

MAY 26, 2004


William T. Waldroup
William Timothy Waldroup, 34, of Commerce, died Saturday, May 22, 2004.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Mr. Waldroup is survived by his parents, William Howard and Violet Kay Waldroup, Commerce; son, Timothy Lance Chambers, Danielsville; daughters, Haley Taylor Waldroup and Hayden Aleia Waldroup, both of Commerce; sisters, Robin Angel and Penny Roaden, both of Commerce; and nephews, Wesley and Jeremy Angel and Ryan and Jason Muse.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 26, 2004

James T. Smith
James Teasley Smith, 70, of Canon, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Royston.
Mr. Smith was born in Hart County on April 11, 1934, the son of the late James Erskine and Ruth Wright Smith.
He was employed in the textile industry and was of the Church of God denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Bowman.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jane Cowart Smith, Canon; two daughters, Kathy Nell Detter, Canon, and Shirley Elaine Payne, Bowersville; one sister, Linda S. Cowart, Belton, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 26, 2004

Betty Jo Wood
Mrs. Betty Jo Sorrow Wood, 73, of Commerce, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at her residence.
Mrs. Wood was born March 31, 1931, to the late Hope and Erma Holcomb Sorrow, in Jackson County.
She retired from Hardee’s and was a member of Berea Baptist Church, Commerce.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the Berea Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Don Blalock officiating.
Mrs. Wood is survived by her husband, Phillip Wood, Commerce; two daughters, Debbie Byrd and Phyllis Chandler, both of Commerce; one brother, Hayward Sorrow, Commerce; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 26, 2004


Margaret E. Haynes
Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Haynes, 69, of Commerce, died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at her residence of an extended illness.
Mrs. Haynes was a daughter of Clyde Parr, Commerce, and the late Inez James Parr.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Junior Sosbee and Larry Dyer officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to her father, Mrs. Haynes is survived by her husband, Harold “Pete” Haynes, of the home; brother, Harold Parr, Commerce; sister, Mae Carlan, Homer; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 26, 2004

Nicole D. Baird
Ms. Nicole Deverie Baird, 41, of Bowman, died Monday, May 24, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Ms. Baird was a daughter of Doug Baird Sr., Lavonia, and the late Delorese Nunn Baird.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating.
In addition to her father, Ms. Baird is survived by a son, Nicholas McElreath, Bowman; daughter, Tiffany McElreath, Bowman; step-son, Frankie McElreath, Waycross; brother, Thomas D. Baird Jr., Commerce; sisters, Dawn Baird Chandler, Danielsville, and Danyelle Baird Shropshire, Clarkesville; and three grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 26, 2004

Guynelle Adams
Mrs. Guynelle Barrett Adams, of Wildwood, formerly of Madison County, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Adams was born in Madison County on August 23, 1923, a daughter of the late Guy and Ida Brown Barrett.
She was a machine operator and was a member of Community Baptist Church. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband, Hope J. Adams, and a sister, Dorothy Seymour.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Phil Parks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryal Whipple, Wildwood, and Denise White, Balley Head, Ala.; one brother, Roger Barrett, Hull; three sisters, Magolene Hardy and Pat Purcell, both of Commerce, and Joyce Scoggins, Flowery Branch; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 26, 2004

James Carter
James Carter, of Elberton, died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson, S.C.
Born in Franklin County on January 30, 1930, Mr. Carter was a son of the late D.W. and Nancy Saylors Carter.
He was a former insurance salesman in the funeral industry and was a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church
Mr. Carter was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. David McConnell and Sonny Peevy officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park. Jeff Shaw, John Willis, David Barnes, Hugh Hart, Floyd Norris and Donnie Hastings served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the men of the Ambassador Sunday School Class at Northside Baptist Church.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Delores I. Chase Carter, Elberton; son, James Ricky Carter, Hartwell; daughters, Marlyn C. Dyar and Marsha Jean Carter Vassar, both of Hartwell; sister, Jean Peeples, Royston; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Suite A, Bogart, GA 30622, or to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 26, 2004

Charlie Ferguson
Charlie Mackentuck Ferguson, 86, of Franklin Springs, died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Ferguson was born October 26, 1917, the son of the late Joe T. and Pinkie Harris Ferguson.
He was a transportation provider.
Mr. Ferguson was preceded in death by his wife, Lilly Mae Pate Ferguson.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 24, in the Rock Branch Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Sayer officiating.
Survivors include a son, Jimmy Ferguson, Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Nancy Brock, Rock Hill, S.C.; sister, Ruby Booth, Royston; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 26, 2004

Anna L. Smith
Mrs. Anna Lillian Thorsen Smith, 96, of Forest Park, died Thursday, May 20, 2004.
A native of Ulster Park, N.Y., Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Olaf and Anna Anderson Thorsen. She was the wife of the late James Ralph Smith.
Mrs. Smith worked as a bank teller and was a homemaker. She was of the Christian faith.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville. A graveside service followed at 2 p.m. in Forest Hills Memorial Park. The Rev. Jeff Seymore officiated.
Survivors include a son, Ralph C. Smith, Colbert; a granddaughter, Lillian Ann Smith, Colbert; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 26, 2004

Patricia Alexander
Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Dickson Alexander, 69, of Franklin Springs, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Alexander was born in Franklin County on May 29, 1934, the daughter of the late James Harrison and Kate Morrison Dickson.
She was a retired office clerk with DuPont and was presently employed with Rite Aid Pharmacy in Royston. Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by two brothers, Douglas Dickson Sr. and Bobby Dickson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Royston Baptist Church with the Rev. Byron Greene officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Survivors include a brother, Ben Dickson, Royston; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Royston Baptist Church, 767 Church Street, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 26, 2004

Bobby Brady
Bobby Brady, 64, of Crawford, died Sunday, May 23, 2004.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the Colliers Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Brady is survived by a sister, Mrs. Coy Brooks, Comer; and brothers, Leo Brady, Greensboro, Calvin Brady, Maxeys, and Larry Brady, Greenpoint.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, Crawford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, May 26, 2004



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