Madison County Obituaries...

JULY 14, 2004


David Clark
David Martin Clark, age 54, Hoschoton, died suddenly on Saturday, July 10, 2004.
Mr. Clark was born in Clarke County, Georgia, the son of the late Marshall Clark and Beulah Martin Clark of Hoschton. Mr. Clark was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, was self-employed in the trucking business and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Nathan Clark, San Antonio, Tex.; two sisters, Pam Duck, Braselton, and Sandra Braselton, Lawrenceville; two brothers, Jimmy Clark, Oakwood, and Billy Clark, Hoschton; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, 2004, from the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Marshall Dale and Jerry Braselton officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004

Jack Lindsay
The Rev. Jack Lindsay, 74, Jefferson, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, of an extended illness. Reverend Lindsay was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lorrick.
He was born in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of the late John Arthur and Ruth Margaret Maurin Lindsay. The Reverend Lindsay was a Southern Baptist minister and was the director of the Potter’s House from 1975-1995 and was pastor of Salem Baptist Church, interim pastor for Bethany Baptist, Lexington Baptist, Attica Baptist, Edwards Chapel Baptist and also pastored Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he was a member.
Survivors include Rebecca Jean West Lindsay; three daughters, Rachel Lindsay, Charleston, S.C., Gretchen Lindsay, Overland Park, Kan., Cynthia Leftwich, Kansas City, Mo; four sons, John Lindsay, Jefferson, Philip Leftwich, Sanford, Fla., Adam Lindsay, Houston, Tex., and William Leftwich, Social Circle; one sister, Jean West, Burbank, Ca.; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Frday, July 16, 2004, from the Oconee Heights Baptist Church in Athens, with the Revs. Rick Standard, Robert Nash and Clayton Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Lexington. Pallbearers will be deacons of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, David Black, Talmadge Booth, Raymond Boswell, Frank Cromer, Ed Culbertson, Buddy Guest, David Hardy, Lane Lester, Rufus Murray and E.L. Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Jack Lindsay Memorial Prayer Garden, C/O His Forever Ministries, Inc., 193 Lindsay Lane, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004

Claudia Floyd
Mrs. Claudia Floyd, Atlanta and Athens, died July 10, 2004.
She is survived by her daughter, Laura M. Burns, Dunwoody; son, Robert “Bobby” McWhorter, Alexandria, La; stepchildren, Betty F. Biles, Dillsboro, Pa.; Mary F. Scarboro, Danielsville; William Floyd, Homer City, Pa.; Larry “Buddy” Floyd, Commerce; and their families; sister, Mary Jo Edge, Eatonton; brother, Calvin Logan, Sopertan; grandchildren, David Burns, Ann Henderson, James McWhorter, Nicholas McWhorter; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. The Revs. Jackie Watt and John Porter officiated. Burial services were held on Tuesday, July 13, at 4 p.m. in New Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery (near Commerce).
Memorial contributions may be made to Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt St. Athens, Ga. 30301.
Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004.

Joe Parham
Joe Billings Parham Sr., 74, Royston, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Hart County Hospital in Hartwell.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Parham.
Mr. Parham was born in Clarke County, July 3, 1930, the son of the late Hester Glen and Elizabeth Ingram Parham. He was a retired personnel manager for Johnson & Johnson in Royston and was a United States Navy veteran, having served during World War II. Mr. Parham was a member of the Mill Shoal Baptist Church, Royston Masonic Lodge, Royston-Franklin Springs Rotary Club and was past president of the Royston-Franklin Springs Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Berryman Parham, Royston; sons, Billy Parham, Royston, Phil Parham, Hartwell, and Chris Parham, Royston; a brother, Jimmy Parham, Elberton; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 11, 2004, at the Mill Shoal Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Smith and DeWitt Waters officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Kip Parham, Matt Parham, Brett Parham, Edward Allen, Roger Kidd, Mark Brown and Benjamin Parham. Honorary Pallbearers were the past and present employees of Johnson & Johnson.
Memorials may be made to the Mill Shoal Baptist Church building Fund, C/O Mr. Seaborn Human, 879 Human Road, Bowman, Ga. 30624.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004.

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The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004.

Hazel Brown
Mrs. Hazel Coker Brown, 78, Bowman, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Brown was born in Madison County, June 22, 1926, the daughter of the late Ezra Lena Coker and the late Minnie Beatrice Parham. Mrs. Brown worked as a seamstress in the textile industry and was of the Holiness Faith. Her husband, Gaines Omer Brown, preceded Mrs. Brown in death.
Survivors include her sister, Betty Gaynell Brown, Bowman, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, 2004, at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Patsy Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Franklin Memorial Gardens — South. Pallbearers were Mrs. Brown’s nephews, Aaron Chastain, Bob Fowler, Kenneth Chastain, and William Fortson.
Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004.

Verlyn Smith
Verlyn David Smith, 44, Bowman, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton.
Mr. Smith was born in Franklin County, August 20, 1959, the son of the late Grady and Irene Dudley Smith. Mr. Smith worked as a small engine mechanic and attended Corinth Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ann Maxwell.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Shelton Smith, Bowman; stepsons, Travis Shelton, Joseph Shelton, and Elvis Shelton, all of Comer; brothers, Harold Smith, Bowman and Reuben Smith, Fortsonia Community; sisters, Lanelle Moon, Greenwood, S.C. and Joyce Brown, Bowman and five step-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004.

Brenda Sweatman
Brenda Inez Sweatman, 62, Athens, died July 10, 2004.
A native of Clarke County, she was a homemaker and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. and Flotilla Melton Noell. Mrs. Sweatman was preceded in death by her husband, George Sweatman.
Survivors include three brothers, Donald Noell, Athens, Bobby Noell, Hull, and James Noell, Nicholson; three sisters, Delores Colley, Nicholson, Carolyn Brooks, Jefferson, and Patsy Dalton, Nicholson; and a special friend, Hank Cronic, Nicholson.
The funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at South Memory Church.
Burial was at Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004.

Virginia Ray Weaver
Mrs. Virginia Ray Weaverm 80, died July 4, 2004 at Willow Brooke Court, Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville.
Born in Royston, January 19, 1924, she was the daughter of Ernest Franklin Ray and Cleo Meadow Ray. Her early school years were spent in Carnesville. Her father died when Virginia was ten and she and her mother moved to Westminster, S.C. where she graduated from high school, then went on to Brenau University at Gainesville, earning her B.A. degree in 1945. She worked in Atlanta as Director of Children’s Work for The North Georgia Conference of The Methodist Church. Around 1951, she joined the Atlanta public school system and in 1956, she married Luther Hartsfield Weaver.
In 1964, the Weavers adopted a six-week old baby daughter.
In 2001, Mrs. Weaver returned to Gainesville.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Gina Weaver Attas, Hollywood, Fla., Richard Attas of Atlanta, and several cousins.
Graveside service for burial of cremains were Tuesday, July 13, at Rose Hill Cemetary, Royston, followed by a memorial service in the auditorium of Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222, Gainesville, GA 30501 or the charity of your choice.
Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004.

Kerry Bryant Thomas
Kerry Bryant Thomas, 40, of Jefferson, died Thursday July 8, 2004, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center of an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lizzie Mae and Coleman Dailey, Marion W. and Myrtle Thomas.
Survivors include his parents, Luther B. Thomas, Baldwin, and Jean D. Thomas, Commerce; daughter, Ashton Bree Thomas and her mother, Sandra Thomas, both of Commerce; a personal friend, J.R. Pickelsimer, Jefferson; an adopted brother, William Thomas, Royston; a half-sister, Wanda Moon, Crawford; half-brothers, Raymond Thomas and Calvin Thomas, both of Anderson, S.C., Marvin R. Thomas, Lexington, and Clyde W. Thomas, Crawford and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Sunday from the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Kesler, Mike Stowers and Jerry Friday officiating with burial in Howington cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004.

Reather Freeman
Reather Thomason Freeman, 88, China Grove, N.C., died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville, N.C.
Born November 15, 1915, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Jake Thomason and Mattie Fitzpatrick Thomason. She was a graduate of Ila High School and was a lifetime member of Ila Baptist Church in Ila. She retired in 1981 from the pillowcase department of Cannon Mills Plant One.
Survivors include a duaghter, Joyce Fish and her husband, Ralph, Kannapolis, N.C.; three sons, Tommy Gene Freeman, Landis, Jerry Dean Freeman and his wife, Rickie, Mooresville, N.C., and Butch B. Freeman and his wife, Christine, Clover, S.C.; one sister, Ethel Keaton, Peachtree City; a brother, J.T. Thomason, Ila; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. David Franks officiated.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004.
Eva Lou Phinney
Eva Lou Phinney, 74, Commerce, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at BJC Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late John L. Jones and the late Eva Elizabeth Jones. Mrs. Phinney served for 13 years as a certified nurse’s assistant and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nelvic Sue Brumblow.
The funeral was held Friday, July 9, 2004, at the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hudson River Baptist Church cemetery in Banks County.
Survivors include daughters, Shavon Angel and Charlotte Sue Brown, both of Commerce, Cheryl Ann Brown, Florence, Ala., Betty Jean Mayo, Florida, Eva Louise Bender, Wisconsin, and Betty Angel Brown, Plant City, Fla; sons John Clifton Childers, Ila, Thomas Avery Mayo, Commerce, and Tennis Allen Brown, Plant City, Fla.; sister, Betty Lou Reid, Plant City, Fla.; brothers, Floyd Jones and Ferrell Jones, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004

Juanita Bullock Jackson
Juanita Bullock Jackson, 82, Danielsville, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004.
Mrs. Jackson was born December 13, 1921, in Madison County. She was the daughter of the late Charlie H. and Evie Haynes Bullock. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Angie Jackson.
Mrs. Jackson was a retired school teacher who taught for 31 years. She was a 1942 graduate of the University of Georgia, a member of the National Retired Teachers Association and a member of Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma since 1971.
Survivors include a niece and her husband, Evelyn and Garry Britton, Dalton; a great niece, Cynthia Manton, Dalton; nephew, Keith Manton, Dalton; special friend, Lynn Church, Danielsville; and caregiver, Susie Brown, Danielsville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, 2004, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Hudmon officiating. Burial was in the Danielsville Cemetery.
The Madison County Journal, July 14, 2004
Aaron Brock Reynolds, Jr.
Infant Aaron Brock Reynolds Jr., Danielsville, died Sunday, July 4, 2004.
He was the son of Aaron Brock Reynolds Sr. and Virginia Lynette Stratton Reynolds.
Graveside funeral services were Thursday July 8, 2004, at Bluestone Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include grandparents and families, John and Becky Reynolds, Deltona, Fla. and Jerome and Darlene Stratton, Royston.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of


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