Madison County Obituaries...

JULY 21, 2004


Tommy Cobb
Tommy Wayne Cobb, 45, Canon, died July 6, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Cobb was born in Franklin County, June 4, 1959, the son of the late Winfred Cobb and the late Lessie Hilda Carter Chappell. He was a textile worker and of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Edwin Cobb and Mack Cobb.
Survivors include brothers Harold Cobb and Dan Cobb, both of Canon, David Chappell, Carnesville; Sisters, June Segars, Hartwell, Judy Cobb, Canon, Jackie Frye, Lawrenceville, Peggy Brown, Royston, and Doris Vickery, Lavonia.
Funeral services for Mr. Cobb were Friday July 9, 2004 at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Johnny Stowe and Brad Crowe officiating. Burial was in the Bowersville City Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.

Laneita Bryant
Laneita Ann Ballew Bryant, 72, Dewy Rose, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Bryant was born in Elbert County, September 19, 1931, the daughter of the late Lee Thomas and Frances Glovena Williams Ballew. Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Jack Ballew, and one sister, Hazel Shock.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Bryant, Dewy Rose; sons, Stanley Bryant, Johnny Bryant and Danny Bryant, all of Dewy Rose; daughter, Wanda Bryant, Dewy Rose; sisters, Marilyn Treadway, Hull and Pat Whitfield, Homer; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Friday, July 9, 2004, at the Pruitt Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Don Scott and Williard Crider officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mrs. Bryant’s grandsons, Chris Bryant, Micah Bryant, Joey Echols, Ashley Rousey, Scott Bryant, and Wes Brown.
Memorials may be made to March of Dimes, Disabled Veterans, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.
Buddy Moon
Buddy Darrell Moon, 43, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Moon was born in Franklin County on March 20, 1961, a son of the late Darrell Aubrey Moon and Rebecca House Hemrick.
He was employed as a truck driver and was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. Mr. Moon was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Aubrey and Leotice Moore Moon, and his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Tildie Human House.
Survivors include a son, Brent Moon, Dewy Rose; daughter, Krystle Moon, Dewy Rose; brothers, Lanier Moon and David McElroy, both of Danielsville; and sisters, Wanda Shackelford, Danielsville, and Christy Hardeman, Winterville.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 9, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with David Maxwell officiating. Burial was in the Faith Baptist Church Cemetery, Bowman. Charles Loggins, Terry McGarity, Elmer Smith, Ferlin Smith, Marcus Smith and Erik Weaver served as pallbearers.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.

Adam Wilson
Mr. Adam Justain Wilson, 16, Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004.
He was a native of Gwinnett County and had attended school in the Jackson County School System until the age of 12. He was preceded in death by his father, James Alford Wilson Jr.
Survivors include his mother, Melissa Brown Sims; step-father, John Sims II; sister, Amanda Wilson; and step-brother, John Paul Sims III; grandparents, Larry and Miriam Wilson, Jefferson, James and Viola Wilson, Commerce; Don and Susie Brown, Danielsville, and John and Teresa Sims, Danielsville.
Funeral services were Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Brown Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Vince Mercardante officiating. Burial was in Dry Pond United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.

Gary Eberhart
Mr. Gary “Dean” Eberhart, 33, Lula, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004. He was born January 7, 1971 in Hall County and was in the construction business. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Edgar and Ila Eberhart and maternal grandfather, Clarence Matthews.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Gary Irvin and Deborah Eberhart, Lula; mother, Carolyn Denise Matthews, Danielsville; daughter, Faith Smith, Danielsville; sisters, Penny Howington and Melissa Giles, Danielsville; maternal grandmother, Edna Matthews, Toccoa; aunts and uncles, Don and Donna Eberhart, Cumming, Fred and Barbara Hemphill, Gillsville, Wayne and Joan Whitney, Pendergrass, Janice Crane, Danielsville, Patrice Ayers, Donna Fortson, Nicholson, Rusty Matthews, Athens; and several cousins.
Graveside services were held Friday, July 16, 2004, in the Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Frank Spivey officiated.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.

Timothy Bingham
Timothy Alexander Bingham, 45, Athens, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center from injuries received in an accident.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Bingham, Pendergrass; his mother, Virginia Campbell Bingham, Athens; two sons, Timothy Bingham and David Charles Bingham, Talmo; three daughters, Connie Bingham, Pendergrass, Linda Bingham, Talmo, and Virginia Jean Bingham, Gainesville; three brothers, David Bingham, Chicago, Ill., Larry Bingham, Royston, and Donald Bingham, Gainesville; four sisters, Polly Pierce, Athens, Martha Nell Brooks, Raleigh, N.C., Linda Cape, Danielsville, and Brenda Flowers, Dahlonega; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangments.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.

Rosa Segars
Mrs. Rosa Lee Smith Segars, 70, Carnesville, died Monday, July 12, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mrs. Segars was born in Franklin County October 2, 1933, a daughter of the late Seaborn and Bertha Duck Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of the Canon Church of God. She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Segars.
Survivors include sons, Randall and Johnny Segars, Lavonia, Jerry and Mark Segars, Carnesville, Danny and Lamar Segars, Canon, and Gary Segars, Hartwell; sister, Ruby Nell Malone, Canon.
Graveside services were held Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Bowers Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Gary Stewart officiating.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.

Lucy Watkins
Mrs. Lucy C. Watkins, 91, Martin, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Brown Convalescent Center, Royston.
Survivors include a daughter, Caroline June Lee, Martin; son, Jerry Watkins, Lavonia; sisters, Lottie Cisson and Hazel Macomson, both of Martin, and Sarah Loudermilk, Sautee; brother, John Gillis Cisson, Gillsville; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and two grandchildren raised in her home, Wesley Hooper, Mount Airy, and Kimberly Brown, Hull.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 16, 2004, at Allens United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.

Bill Head
Willie “Bill” Head, 77, of the Red Hill community of Carnesville, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at the Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Born Aug. 11, 1926, in Franklin County, he was the son of Will and Jane Dove Hill. He was the brother of the late Flossie Thomas, Addie Cape, Alline Pulliam, Hoke Hill, Bird Hill, Howard Hill, Arthur Hill, Sam Hill and Woodrow Hill. He was a farmer and had retired from Trogdon Furniture Company and Toccoa Casket Company. He was a member of the Middle River Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Turpin Hill, Red Hill; three step-sons, Daniel Hallford, Mobile, Ala., Jack Hallford, Martin, and Perry Hallford, Toccoa; one step-daughter, Elaine Ward, Red Hill; one sister, Katie Lou Clark, Flowery Branch; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Friday at the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home with the Rev. John Swanger officiating. Burial was in the Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.

Doris Langston
Doris Annette Jordan Langston, 77, Commerce, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at BJC Nursing Home.
Mrs. Langston was the wife of the late Joseph Clifford Langston and the daughter of the late John Andrew and Annie Belle Greer Jordan. She was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church and a retired textile worker. She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Kevin Williams and Chad Langston.
Survivors are sons and daughters-in-laws, Randall and Betty Langston, Commerce, Michael and Cathy Langston, Athens; daughters and sons-in-laws, Phyllis and Ronnie Seymour, Commerce, Linda and Leon Williams, Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Lucille Saxon, Lumberton, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17, 2004, from the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Stuart Lang officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.

Minnie Draper
Minnie Dell Draper, 85, died Thursday, July 15, 2004.
Mrs. Draper was a native of Madison County and the daughter of the late James Henry and Mozelle Strickland Draper. She was retired from Westclox/General Time.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Annie Mae Draper, Athens, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.

Edwin Ginn
Edwin Ginn, 78, Hull, died Sunday, July 18, 2004.
A native of Banks County, he was the son of the late Willie Lester and Beulah Evans Ginn. Mr. Ginn was retired from Westclock Manufacturing Company and was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Gunnells Ginn; son, Edwin Kim Ginn, Hull; brother, Kenneth Ginn, Danielsville; three grandchildren, Daniel Ginn, Amber Ginn, Dylan Ginn; and one great-grandchild, Kaiya Ginn.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 20, 2004, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Walter Singletary and Rob Spivey officiating. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 21, 2004.



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