Madison County Obituaries...

JUNE 30, 2004


Charlie F. Tiller
Mrs. Charlie Faye Tiller, 55, of Hull, died Sunday, June 27, 2004.
A native of Perry, Tenn., Mrs. Tiller was the daughter of the late Charlie Franklin and Gussie Mae Turner Carroll.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Billy Fowler officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Tiller is survived by her husband, Lewis Tiller; two daughters, Sheryl Moore and Renee Toole, both of Hull; one son, Roger Dale Tiller, Hyrom; one brother, Paul Carroll, Tennessee; and four grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 30, 2004

James D. Powers
James David Powers, 90, of Canon, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Powers was born in Franklin County on June 24, 1914, a son of the late William F. and Lula Crowe Powers.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Riverside Baptist Church. Mr. Powers was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Leola Hart Powers, two grandsons, David Coile and Neal Powers, four brothers, Aubrey, Jessie, Moody and Durey Powers, and three sisters, Ila Hemphill, Susie Stone and Cora Singleton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Bill Avant and Roger Elrod officiating. Entombment was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, South. Terry Scoggins, Kenny Powers, Matt Human, Darrell Hart, Charles Crow, Thomas Crow, Greg Fleming and Sam Blalock served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sons, Melvin Powers and Bobby Powers, both of Canon, and Mitchell Powers, Royston; four daughters, Florence Coile, JoAnn Bond and Betty Lord, all of Royston, and Helen Scoggins, Ila; two sisters, Rena Crow, Jefferson, and Reba Johnson, Hartwell; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 30, 2004

Karen Gerbovaz
Karen Gerbovaz, 58, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at her residence.
Mrs. Gerbovaz was a daughter of Sylvia Girardi Brown and the late Marshall Brown.
She was employed as a radiology technician and was a member of the U.G.A. Catholic Center.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the U.G.A. Catholic Center.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Gerbovaz is survived by her husband, Jay Gerbovaz; daughter, Sylvia J. Gerbovaz, Atlanta; son, Jay Allan Gerbovaz, Atlanta; brothers, John, Charlie and Jimmy Brown; and sisters, Burnedette Miton and Kathleen McBride.
Donations may be made to the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support; Athens Regional Medical Center, 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606; or to OASIS, a Hispanic Support Group, c/o Hand Maids of Sacred Heart, 1465 Hwy. 29 N., Lot G21, Athens, GA 30601.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 30, 2004

Marvin L. Bradshaw
Marvin L. Bradshaw, 85, of Darlington, S.C., died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, in a Florence, S.C., hospital after an illness.
Mr. Bradshaw was born in Darlington County, S.C., a son of the late Charles and Lydia Williamson Bradshaw.
He served his country in the United States Army for 27 years and was a member of the D.A.V. and the First Church of God.
“Mr. Bradshaw enjoyed fellowshipping with his friends,” it was stated.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel C. and Odell Bradshaw.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home, Darlington, S.C. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Bradshaw is survived by his wife, Mildred C. Bradshaw; son, Marvin Dwayne Bradshaw, Darlington, S.C.; daughters, Laura Kay Wills, Darlington, S.C., and Allison W. Parker, Florence, S.C.; brother, Charles E. Bradshaw, Franklin Springs; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Belk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.
The Madison County Journal, June 30, 2004

Jackie Brown
Noah Jackie Brown, 47, of Comer, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at his home.
Mr. Brown was born in Franklin County on December 30, 1956, the son of Mrs. Frances Nelms Brown, Comer, and the late Jim Samuel Brown.
He was employed as a machine operator with Overhead Door and was a member of Vineyard Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his father, Mr. Brown was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Sue Brown.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Vineyard Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Green and Dennis Wester officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister and brother-in-law, Gaynell and Mike Williamson Sr., Colbert; and a nephew, Michael Williamson Jr., Colbert.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 30, 2004

Doris F. Gaines
Mrs. Doris Faye Queen Gaines, 46, of Nicholson, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Gaines was born in Habersham County on November 19, 1957. She was a daughter of the late Jack and Theodosia Purdy Queen.
Mrs. Gaines was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Antioch United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Coker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Gaines is survived by her husband, Gene Gaines, Nicholson; one son, Daniel Gaines, Columbus; one brother, David Queen, Dawsonville; four sisters, Delores Garrett and Debrel Moore, both of Athens, Drucilla Hall, Danielsville, and Diann Williams, Hull; one grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 30, 2004

Edna L. Fann
Mrs. Edna Louise Grizzle Fann, of Royston, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Fann was born February 21, 1941, in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Verlin and Inez Woods Grizzle.
She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Methodist Church. Mrs. Fann was preceded in death by two brothers, Junior and Delmar Grizzle.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28, at Liberty Methodist Church with the Revs. Wendell Hanley and Wesley Bond officiating. Burial was in the Gordon Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Fann is survived by her husband, Joe Fann Sr., Royston; son, Joe Fann Jr., Watkinsville; daughters, Ann Kraushaar, Robinsville, N.C., Judy Garrison, Hickory, N.C., Shirley Robberson, Blairsville, and Sara Bray, Royston; brothers, Billy Ray and Stanley Grizzle, both of Royston; sisters, Grace Cary and Willene Hart, both of Royston; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 19 nieces and nephews.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 30, 2004
William H. Smith
William Hugh Smith, 59, of Ladson, S.C., died Thursday, June 24, 2004.
Mr. Smith was born in Franklin County on November 15, 1944. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Smith worked as a salesman and was a member of Tall Pines Baptist Church in Ladson, S.C. He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Linder Smith.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 26, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Jonathan Peppers and Thomas Cawthon officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Jimmy Cawthon, Shane Spears, Larry Hall, Ryan Spears, Jerry Floyd and Edwin Roach served as pallbearers.
Mr. Smith is survived by his mother and step-father, Ruby Roach Barnette and Eugene Barnette, Ladson, S.C.; sister, Martha Cawthon, Hartwell; nieces, Melissa Williams, St. Marys, and Wanda Cawthon, Lavonia; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 30, 2004

Doris S. Wright
Mrs. Doris Scales Wright, of 74 Washington Street, Com-merce, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at her residence of an extended illness.
Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late Paul W. and Calla L. Scales.
She was a member of the Commerce First United Methodist Church, where she was a sponsor of the MYF.
Mrs. Wright graduated from Young Harris College and taught school at Hickory Flat School and Davis Academy. She later was proprietor of Wrights Ace Hardware and Gift Shop.
Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by three brothers, David F. Scales, Paul W. Scales Jr. and Peyton S. Scales, and one sister, Bess Scales Crawford.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Commerce First United Methodist Church with Dr. David Bowen and the Rev. Jim McLendon officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Wright is survived by her husband, William C. (Bill) Wright, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Frankie and Jay Cook, Athens; a daughter, Paulette Wright Arnold, Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Eleanor Scales Whitfield, Commerce; four grandchildren, Lea Anne Wallace, Robert E. Arnold Jr., Aimee Forbus and Jay Wright Cook; and eight great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, June 30, 2004


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