Madison County Obituaries...

JULY 28, 2004


Hattie Foster
Hattie Pearl Foster, 91, Athens, died Monday, July 26, 2004.
A native of Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Blanche Williams Gordon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy P. Foster; son, Ronnie Foster; grandson, Wade Foster. She was retired from McClellan’s Dime Store and a member of Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Royce Foster, Athens; four grandchildren, Curtis Foster, Wendy Foster, Kelli Maxey and Kim Foster; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are to be held Friday, July 30, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Luther Fouche’ and Robert Passmore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Bernstein Funeral Home Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Madison County Journal, July 28, 2004

Aubrey Wade
Aubrey Wallace Wade, 83, Commerce, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Hillhaven Nursing Home.
Mr. Wade was born April 26, 1921 in Madison County, the son of the late Polly Wade.. With his wife, Wilda Check Wade, Commerce, he owned and operated several retail businesses in the Commerce area, including Wade’s Grocery and Burger Kreem. He was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2004, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home in Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial will take place at Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 28, 2004.

Francine Beck
Francine Brown Beck, 90, Athens, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Beck was a homemaker and was employed by Belk for many years in downtown Athens. She was a Charter Member of Central Baptist Church where she was a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class and taught Sunday School. She held the title of Beauty Queen at St. Mary’s Long Term Care Facility and was first runner-up in Mrs. Georgia Nursing Home in 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Andrew Beck Sr. and daughter, Frances Beck Adams.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Pat and Carl Sewell, Athens, Marie Richards, Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Claude and Rita Beck, Yutan, Neb., Winfred and Annette Beck, Comer, Samuel Beck, Comer, Harry and Vonnie Beck, Decatur; sons-in-law Marvin Adams, Athens, Deke Richards, Gainesville; sister, Elizabeth Conley, Athens; brothers, Sam Brown, Tom Brown and James Brown, Commerce; grandchildren, Mark and Pam Adams, Alpharetta, Robert and Dana Hughes Adams, Athens, Jeff and Susan Yarbrough, Watkinsville, Karen Yarbrough, Athens, Michelle and Jesse Carter, Gainesville, Bill Beck and Charlie Beck, Yutan, Neb., Cindy and Clayton Mann, Seattle, Wash., Tommy, Cody, Tamara and Vonnie Beck, Comer; great-grandchildren, Will, Drew and Kyle Adams, Alpharetta, Megan Adams, Athens, Kayla and Megan Yarbrough, Watkinsville, Jesse Allen Carter Jr., Gainesville, Madeleine Beck, Omaha, Neb.; special friends, Tom and Martha Harvill.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 25, 2004, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with Dr. Bob Nash officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 28, 2004.

W.C. Duncan
Mr. W.C. Duncan, 85, Danielsville, died July 24, 2004, at the Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center.
Mr. Duncan was the son of the late Johnny and Hester Whitsel Duncan. He was retired from Harmony Grove Mills and was a United States Army Veteran of WW II and a member of Liberty Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Stewart Duncan; son and daughter-in-law Jimmy and Jane Duncan, Danielsville; daughter, Elizabeth Collins, Danielsville; two grandchildren, Wesley and Dale Duncan, Danielsville, and one great-granddaughter, Courtney Duncan, Danielsville.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, July 27, 2004, from Liberty Church, with the Revs. Tommy Watson and Paul Bone officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 28, 2004.

Billy Jordan
Billy Ray Jordan, 65, Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at his home.
He was born in Clarke County, October 16, 1939, the son of the late Jessie Thomas and Geneva Dye Jordan. He was a parts manager and was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Wood Jordan, Danielsville; three sons, Ricky Jordan, Lawrenceville, Mark Jordan, Danielsville, and Michael Jordan, Bishop; daughter, Denese McClellan, Cleveland, TN; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services are to be held Friday, July 30, 2004, 3 p.m., at Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Peek officiating. Graveside Services will follow at 5 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Athens. Pallbearers will be Randy McFall, Scott Harwell, Jerry Harwell, Kevin Kirk, Jerry Bowen and Rangy Logsdon. The family will receive friends at Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2004.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.
Madison County Journal, July 28, 2004.

Christopher Westmoreland
Christopher Westmoreland, 52, died Friday, July 23, 2004 at his residence in Nicholson.
He was the son of Eddie Vera (Jackson) Westmoreland and was preceded in death by his father, Branson Westmoreland.
Survivors include his wife Jenny Lord Westmoreland, Nicholson; two sons, Joseph Westmoreland and Noah Westmoreland, Nicholson; three grandchildren; two brothers, Ronson Westmoreland, Nicholson, and Wayne Westmoreland, Commerce; one sister, Phyllis Farley, Commerce.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 25, 2004 from the Center United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bobby Anthony and Griff Carithers officiating.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 28, 2004

Russell Sanders
Russell Sanders, 69, East Point, died Sunday, July 25, 2004 at Christian Minstries Hospice.
He was born on July 30, 1934 in Jackson County and was the son of the late Margaret Louise (Waldroup) Sanders and Howard Sanders. He was a member of the Connally Drive Baptist Church and a retired snack stand owner.
Survivors include two aunts, Sarah Howington, Jefferson, and Katie Wilson, Charleston, SC.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 29, 2004 in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, will be in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 28, 2004.

Florence Smith
Mrs. Florence Mathews Smith, 98, Crawford, formerly of Oglethorpe County, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Quiet Oaks Health Care Center.
Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Lester and Jettie Burt Matthews. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Glade Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Smith.
Survivors include a brother-in-law, J.P. “Jake” Smith, Carlton; a sister-in-law, Syble Smith, Carlton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 25, 2004, at the chapel of Hicks Funeral Home in Elberton, with the Rev. John Griffeth officiating. Burial was in the Glade Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Johnny Reynolds, Mike Reynolds, Ricky Drew, Shane Smith, Lester Taylor Smith and J.C. Watson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Glade Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 646 Ruffs Road, Carlton, GA 30627.
Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 28, 2004.

Edgar Pritchett
Edgar Milton Pritchett, 88, Commerce, died Sunday, July 25, 2004 at his home.
Mr. Pritchett was born February 1, 1916 in Jackson County, the son of the late Virgil and Emma Williams Pritchett. He was retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Zilpha Herbert Pritchett, Commerce; a son, Harold Pritchett, Nicholson; a daughter, Sharon Norris, Commerce; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were to be held Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral home, with the Rev. Curtis Greene officiating. Burial was to be in Howington Cemetery in Nicholson.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 28, 2004.

Thomas Waite Jr.
Thomas David Waite Jr., 40, Carnesville, died Friday, July 23, 2004 at BJC Hospital of a brief illness.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Loree Might Waite, of the home; four sons, Joshua D. Waite, Four Oaks, N.C., Tyler Waite, Fountain Inn, S.C., Thomas Allyn Waite and Nolan Chase Waite, both of Carnesville; four sisters, Paula Schwartz, Benecia, CA., Vicki Mehta, Southern Pines, N.C., Kendra Might, Carnesville, and Jeannie Hardman, Atlanta.
Funeral services were to be held Tuesday, July 27, 2004, from the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Hollett officiating. Burial was in the Grey Hill Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 28, 2004.

Sue Wier
Sue Lilliam Wier, 79, formerly of Commerce, died Friday, July 23, 2004, in the Athens Regional Hospital of an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late Grogan and Susie Seagraves Short and the widow of Clarence Elliott (Red) Wier.
Survivors include a son, Charles Wier, Greensboro, and two daughters, Sharon fields, Lavonia, and Martha Sargent, Commerce; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 25, 2004 from the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Douglas Duncan, Tim Garrett and Carl Beckman officiating. Burial was in the Erastus Church Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, July 28, 2004.


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