Madison County Obituaries...

JUNE 16, 2004


Charlotte Brown
Mrs. Charlotte Faye Brown, 73, of Danielsville, died Saturday, June 12, 2004.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Johnny and Pearl Franklin Bryant.
She retired from E.I. Dupont and attended Moon’s Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. (Humpy) Brown, two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Ray Jenkins, Tony Lee and Clint Harper officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Brown’s nephews served as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include a special friend, Henry Autry, Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, Arnold and Debbie Brown, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Steven Wilkinson, Danielsville; sister, Brenda Bryant, Bowman; brothers, Jack Bryant, Frankie Bryant and Wayne Bryant, all of Royston, and Dan Bryant, Canon; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 16, 2004

Ralph Waldroup
Ralph Waldroup, 84, of Commerce, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at his residence.
Born May 25, 1920, in Jackson County, Mr. Waldroup was the son of the late Sam and Cors Chastain Waldroup.
Mr. Waldroup retired from Harmony Grove Mill.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Christine Wood Waldroup.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Lonnie Bennett, Tim Garrett and Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Waldroup and Mike Waldroup, both of Ila; one daughter, JoAnn “Jody” Scoggins, Ila; one sister, Katie Mae Wilson, Charleston, S.C.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 16, 2004

Ruby Hill
Mrs. Ruby Lankford Hill, 92, of the Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, Royston, formerly of Danielsville, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Hill was born in Madison County on March 24, 1912. She was a daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Mary Jean Bennett Lankford.
She was a homemaker and a member of Franklin Springs Baptist Church. She also attended New Hope Worship Center.
Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by her husband, Tyrus Clifford (T.C.) Hill, a granddaughter, LeAnne Carey, a brother, Charlie Lankford, and two sisters, Gennie Sheridan and Georgia Hill.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the Franklin Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Mitchell Carey, Danielsville; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, DiAnne C. and Billie J. Tribble, Nicholson; great-granddaughters, Bonnie and Kerri Stith, Danielsville; sister, Dessie Hill, Royston; and 11 nieces and nine nephews.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 16, 2004

Gennie F. Martin
Mrs. Gennie Faye Martin, 51, of Nicholson, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of a sudden illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at Emanuel United Pentecostal Holiness Church, Nicholson, with the Rev. Jerry Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Maxwell Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband, Charles Martin, of the home; her mother, Minnie Mae Gee Slater, Commerce; son, William Martin, Nicholson; daughter, Amanda Faye Martin, Gainesville; brothers, Johnny Slater, Clifford Slater and Willie Slater, all of Commerce; and sisters, Dorothy Kitchens, Hull, and Barbara McEver, Minnie Lou Carroll and Gertrude McDaniel, all of Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 16, 2004


Leonard Royston
Leonard Carlton Royston, 36, of Royston, died Sunday, June 13, 2004.
Mr. Royston was born in Clarke County on September 9, 1967, a son of Nathaniel (Than) and Gail Cromer Royston.
He was employed as a truck driver.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. James Gunn and Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Phillip Cromer, Jeff Berryman, Scott Berryman, Jeff Freeman, Greg Hall, Ronnie Royston, Herman Dowell and Kenneth Nelms will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a daughter, Brittany Gail Royston, Canon; brothers, Leslie Royston and Nathan Royston, both of Royston; and a special friend, Vickie Pullian.
The family is at the home and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 16, 2004

Gregory Kinser
Gregory Clayton Kinser, 42, of Comer, died Friday, June 11, 2004.
A native of Ypsilanti, Mich., Mr. Kinser was a son of Anna Smith Kinser and the late Jessie Kinser.
He was employed in construction and was a maintenance worker with the University of Michigan.
Mr. Kinser was preceded in death by two sisters, Jessica Lee Kinser and Denise Kinser Willard, and a brother, Charles James Kinser.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 14, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Mike Hudmon officiating.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Kinser is survived by his children, Jaclyn and Kyle Kinser, both of Ypsilanti, Mich.; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Kenneth Justice, Danielsville; nephews, Jessie and Keith Justice; his fiancée, Tracy Smith; and step-sons, Chad Willis and Bradley Webb.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 16, 2004

Parks C. Gailey
Parks Carter Gailey, 89, of Commerce, died Monday, June 14, 2004.
Mr. Gailey was born August 10, 1914, in Jackson County, a son of the late Claude Hampton and Woodie Cathrine McDonald Gailey.
Mr. Gailey retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudine Milford Gailey.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Verlin Reece officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Fleming Weaver, Gainesville; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kimberly and Jonathan Ballew, Roswell; great-granddaughter, Sydney Ballew, Roswell; brother, Harold Gailey, Commerce; and sisters, Cathrine Thompson, Iva, S.C., and Inez Davis, Dunwoody.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mount Olive Baptist Church Building Fund, 190 Mt. Olive Church Road, Commerce, GA 30520.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 16, 2004

Mark Crowe
Mark Alton Crowe, 56, of Royston, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C.
Born in Burke County, N.C., on August 2, 1947, Mr. Crowe was a son of the late Rev. Coy Isaiah Crowe and the late Sadie Evans Crowe.
A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Crowe served during Vietnam and Desert Storm. He was a retired insurance agent and was presently Master of the Primrose Masonic Lodge in Bowman. Mr. Crowe was a member of the Harrison McCrary V.F.W. Post in Royston and served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Laryngectomees.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Evangelical Methodist Church with the Revs. Elisha Robertson and Tim Peek officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with full Masonic Rites.
Survivors include a son, Donald Alexander Crowe, Athens; a daughter, Margaret Estelle Crowe, Carnesville; a brother, Phil Crowe, Mocksville, N.C.; and Robyne Vonsiatsky, Clemmons, N.C.
Memorials may be made to the International Association Laryngectomees, P.O. Box 691060, Stockton, CA 95269-1060, or to the American Cancer Society, Southeast Division, Inc., 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 16, 2004

Lynn Morey
Lynn A. Morey, 71, of Cambridge, Ill., formerly of Hull, died Thursday, June 10, 2004.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 14, at Fairview Methodist Church, Annawan, Ill. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Morey is survived by his wife, Dee; a daughter, Michele Nelson, Geneseo, Ill.; sons, Ronald Morey and Martin Morey, both of Cambridge, Ill.; step-daughter, Penny Hayes, Erie, Ill.; step-sons, Kevin Gustafson, Moline, Ill., Lonnie Gustafson, Tampa, Fla., and Marty Gustafson, Sterling, Ill.; brother, Arlo Morey, Kewanee, Ill.; five grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Inc., Cambridge, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 16, 2004

Ruth Howington
Miss Ruth Howington, 88, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Miss Howington was born April 13, 1916, in Jackson County. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Dora Tolbert Howington.
Miss Howington retired from Commerce Sportswear and was a member of Cabin Creek Baptist Church. She also attended Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church. Miss Howington was the last immediate survivor of her family.
“She was a beloved aunt, loved by her nieces and nephews and all who knew her,” it was stated.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 11, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Curtis Greene officiating. Burial was in the Cabin Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Miss Howington is survived by 25 nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 16, 2004


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