Madison County Obituaries...

jUNE 9, 2004


Cleon Kirby
Wasem Cleon Kirby, 81, of Danielsville, died Thursday, June 3, 2004.
A native of Boonville, Ind., Mr. Kirby was the son of the late J.T. and Delta Cron Kirby.
Mr. Kirby was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a farmer. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Kirby was preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine Hayes Kirby, and his second wife, Barbara Long Kirby.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 7, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Susan Kirby; three grandchildren, Kelley King and Patricia and Christopher Kirby; and one great-granddaughter, Caitlyn King.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 9, 2004

John A. Richardson
John A. Richardson, 81, of Danielsville, died Saturday, June 5, 2004.
Known as “Pa Paw” to friends and family, Mr. Richardson was a native of Berrien County, and was the son of the late Owen and Appie Gray Richardson.
In 1963, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Richardson moved to Athens from Lavonia, where they owned City Café. Their move to Athens was a result of purchasing the Mayflower Restaurant in downtown Athens, which they owned and operated for 17 years.
Mr. Richardson retired after a total of 35 years in the restaurant business and went to work for the University of Georgia Golf Course, retiring from there in 1987. He was a member of Moons Grove Baptist Church.
“He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather,” said family members.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Moons Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Lee officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Ricky Vaughn, Randy Vaughn, Bill Forbes, Robert Johnston, Allen Johnston and Charles Hosea served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Greg Hallford, Roger Hallford, Harold Hallford, Arthur Hosea, Charles Smith, Larry Hallford and Rick Vaughn.
Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife, Ollie Mae Hallford Richardson, Danielsville; daughter, Doye Lynn Church, Danielsville; grandchildren, Denise and Doug Kesler, DRee and Todd Krohn and Clemoth and Samantha Church; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Kayde and Megan Kesler, Jack and Luke Krohn and Maddie Grace and Mac Church; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to Moons Grove Baptist Church, Moons Grove Road, Danielsville, GA 30633, or to the American Heart Association, Athens, Ga.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements (www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com).
The Madison County Journal, June 9, 2004

Phillip D. Wood
Phillip D. Wood, 83, of Commerce, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at St. Mary’s Longterm Care Center.
Mr. Wood was born in Madison County on February 22, 1921, a son of the late Elmer George and Willie Katherine McGinnis Wood.
A retired poultry farmer, Mr. Wood was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. He was a member of Berea Baptist Church, Commerce.
Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Sorrow Wood.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 7, in the Berea Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Don Blalock and Curtis Dorsey officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Byrd and Phyllis Chandler, both of Commerce; one brother, Henry Ford Wood, Commerce; two sisters, Betty Bolton and Rachel Hawks, both of Commerce; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 9, 2004

James C.
‘Jimmy’ Shook
James Charles “Jimmy” Shook, 28, of Daniels-ville, died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at his residence.
Mr. Shook was born April 2, 1976. He was employed with Stiles Construction.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Shook is survived by a daughter, Summer Nicole Shook, Commerce; a son, James Caleb Shook, Commerce; his ex-wife, Anita Shook, Commerce; his girlfriend, Amanda Minish, Danielsville; his mother and step-father, Sheri and Albert Claypoole, Danielsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Matt and Katrina Shook, Commerce, Mike and Tammy Shook, Pleasantville, Pa., John and Nichol Shook, Ila, and Jason and Lynn Shook, Athens; sister and fiancé, Stacey Shook and Neal Maloch, Danielsville; grandfather, Norris Hunt, Titusville, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sarah Hunt, and his father.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 9, 2004

William ‘Bill’ Janes Jr.
William F. “Bill” Janes Jr., 86, of Athens, died Friday, June 4, 2004.
Born in Oconee County, Mr. Janes was the son of the late William F. Janes Sr. and Mary Cornelia Willoughby Janes.
A United States Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Janes made his home in Madison County for 40 years. He retired from Wellington-Puritan and was a member of Bluestone Baptist Church, Danielsville.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, with the Revs. George Lovely, Ray Jenkins and Ray Galloway officiating. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery.
Mr. Janes is survived by his wife, Lula Mills Janes; two daughters, Mary F. (Frank) Stamey, Stafford, Va., and Ophelia (Edwin) Galloway, Nicholson; four grandchildren, Linda Dale Griffith, Timothy W. Stamey, Laura Kump and Ray Galloway; and four great-grandchildren, Keely Miranda Hildebrand, Kirby Kale Kump, Edwin A. Griffith III and Michael Stamey Griffith.
Memorials may be made to Bluestone Baptist Church or to St. Mary’s Hospice, 1500 Oglethorpe Avenue, Suite 200C, Athens, GA 30606.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 9, 2004

Eula M. Crocker
Mrs. Eula Mae Crocker, 94, of Commerce, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, of an extended illness.
Mrs. Crocker was the daughter of the late Hubert and Bessie Pruitt Leach, and the wife of the late Herman Young (Brud) Crocker. She was preceded in death by a son, Fred J. Crocker.
Mrs. Crocker retired from Harmony Grove Mill, Commerce, after 57 years of service.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Crocker Osborn, Homer, and Judy Crocker Hall, Great Falls, Va.; three grandchildren, Julie Hall Perry, Atlanta, Todd S. Hall, Reston, Va., and Erlene Osborn Stowe, Homer; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 9, 2004

Madge Barnes
Mrs. Madge Whitmire Barnes, of Royston, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Royston.
Mrs. Barnes was born in Brevard, N.C., on January 10, 1912, the daughter of the late Cair and Pearl Neill Whitmire.
She was a retired secretary and a member of the Royston First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the LOVE Circle and the Adult Bible Study.
“Mrs. Barnes was a caring lady, always willing to help others as she served at the Ty Cobb Health Care Center, Pink Ladies Auxiliary,” it was stated.
Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her husband, James Doyle Barnes, and a brother, James Whitmire.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with Dr. Brian Clark officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Royston First United Methodist Church, 137 Franklin Springs Street, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 9, 2004

Sarah M. Embrick
Mrs. Sarah Miller Embrick, 59, of Jefferson, died Monday, June 7, 2004, of a sudden illness.
Born in Winnsboro, S.C., Mrs. Embrick was a daughter of L.C. Miller, Hull, and the late Gladys Legrand Harris, and the step-daughter of Mozelle Miller, Hull.
She was a homemaker and a member of Brockton Road Baptist Church. Mrs. Embrick was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Embrick.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Doug Merck and Jesse Mealor officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her father and step-mother, include one daughter, Janice Sanders, Maysville; two sons, Jerry Childs, Jefferson, and Keith Childs, Commerce; two sisters, Irene Embrick, Commerce, and Nancy Coile, Nicholson; one half-sister, Terry Baxley, West Columbia, S.C.; one brother, Tommy Miller, Commerce; one half-brother, Charles “Bubba” Miller, West Columbia, S.C.; and three grandchildren, Haley and Lauren Sanders and Tyler Childs.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 9, 2004


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