Madison County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 1, 2004


Charles Catlett
Charles Austin Catlett, 80, of Commerce, died Tuesday, August 31, 2004.
He was a native of Jackson County and a son of the late William Luetus and Gladys Jackson Catlett. He was a former employee of Roper Pump Co. in Commerce. He was a veteran serving during World War II in the United States Army from January 1943 until October 1945 in the 737th Tank Battalion of General Patton’s 3rd Army in Norway, northern France, the Rhineland, the Ardennes, and central Europe. He was preceded in death by his brother, William E. Catlett, and two sisters, Lavonia Louise Catlett and Francine G. Crawford.
Survivors include his wife, Mamie Shaw Catlett, Colbert; son, Joseph “Joe Joe” Catlett, Ila; daughters, Toni Shaw Parr, Athens, and Carole Shaw McClure, Augusta; three granddaughters, Shawana Henderson, Nicole Catlett, and Jody Ferguson; two grandsons, Wade and Zack Parr, both of Athens; and three great-grandchildren, Haden Martin, Hayes Ferguson, and Alex McClure.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 2, at 11 a.m. at the Ivie Funeral Home Chapel, located at 1053 South Elm Street, Commerce, with the Hospice Chaplain Benson Bottoms officiating. Burial will be in the Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Commerce. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Joseph Catlett, Milton Parr, Wade Parr, Zack Parr, Jerry McClure, and Preston McClure.
Memorials should be given to the charity of your choice.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.

‘Ollie’ Pugh
Ollevie “Ollie” Blanche Loftis Pugh, 92, of Danielsville, died Saturday, August 28, 2004, at her residence.
She was a daughter of the late William Andrew Jackson and Martha Jane Ballenger Loftis. Mrs. Pugh was a homemaker and a member of the Madison Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul (Dill) Ezra Pugh, two daughters, Dorothy Eileen Donnell and Betty Corrine Pugh, a son-in-law, Paul Dudson Kelley, two sisters and six brothers.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Martha Jean Pugh of the home, Carolyn and Oscar Paul Duckworth, Commerce, Jacquelyn Kelley, Commerce; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 30, at the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home. Burial was in the Harmony Christian Church cemetery, Jackson County.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.

John Brown
John C. Brown, 85, of Commerce, died Thursday, August 26, 2004, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, of an extended illness.
He was a native of Banks County and a son of the late Claude A. and Nina Lord Brown. Mr. Brown was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army and was retired from Roper Pump Co.
Survivors include his wife, Bert Brown of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Ann Brown, Commerce; two brothers, Harold and Truitt Brown, both of Commerce; and four grandchildren, Andy, Jennifer, Ashley, and Ben Brown.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 28, at the Commerce First Baptist Church. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.

Curtis Cowart
Curtis J. Cowart, 69, of Commerce, died Thursday, August 26, 2004 ,at Athens Re-gional Medical Center.
He was the son of the late Hoyt and Mamie Louise Williamson Cowart. Mr. Cowart was a retired textile worker and a veteran of the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Dellie J. Murray Cowart of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Alan Gregory and Diana Marie Cowart, Comer, and Charles L. and Thierry Cowart, Commerce; two brothers, Robert L. and Jimmy H. Cowart, both of Commerce; four sisters, Berdelle Lord, Bonnie Loggins and Betty Austin, all of Commerce, and Jenny Austin, Hull; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, 2004 at the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Stanley Dyer and Marty Smith, and Bishop Kyle Baber officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.

William Zucker
William F. Zucker, Sr., of Comer, died Wednesday, August 25, 2004.
He was a graduate of Dundalk High School in Maryland, enlisted in the Army and was a veteran serving during the Korean War. Mr. Zucker was post commander of the American Legion Post 278 on Kent Island and also served as District Commander for the North Eastern Shore District. He was a member of the 40 and 8 club, the Moose Lodge, and was a general contractor for 35 years as owner of Kar-Bill Construction.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Roth Zucker; four children, Karen Cornwell, William Zucker, Jr., Deborah Wood, all of Comer, and Tricia Bauer of Md.; his mother, Ruth Zucker, Comer; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 28, at the chapel of Lord and Stephens, East, with the Rev. Bill Hayes officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens. Honorary pallbearers were members of American Legion Post 123, Lexington.
Lord and Stephens, East, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.

Clyde Grace Thrasher
Clyde Grace Thrasher, 93, of Madison, died Thursday, August 26, 2004, in the Athens Regional Medical Center.
She was born July 5, 1911, in Morgan County and was the daughter of the late Austin B. Beal and Pearl Alice Pugh. She was a housewife and was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Samuel Thrasher, a son, George B. Thrasher, and an infant daughter, Evelyn Thrasher.
Survivors include four sons, Frank Thrasher, Jr., New Florence, Mo., Raymond Thrasher, Loganville, Roger Thrasher, Hull, and Roy Thrasher, Madison; three daughters, Mildred Epps, Athens, Helen Long, Madison, and Kaye Ervin, Snellville; one sister, Alice Beal, Madison; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 29, 2004, in the Apalachee United Methodist Church with the Revs. Doug Bowers, Alan Cagle, and Geoff McElroy officiating. Burial was in the Almond Cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers.
Simmons Funeral Home, Madison, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.

‘Dave’ Mathis
William David “Dave” Mathis III, 59, of Commerce, died Friday, August 27, 2004, after a sudden illness.
He was born February 11, 1945, in Fulton County, a son of William “Bill” David Mathis Jr., Calhoun and the late Louise Locklin North. He was involved with scientific research and development. Mr. Mathis was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in Viet Nam and was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church, Maysville. Survivors include his wife, Rita Craven Mathis, Commerce; two sons, Ron Foster, Danielsville, and Chad Foster, Pendergrass; three daughters, April Forrester, Maysville, Diane Mathis, St. Augustine, Fla., and Kathy Eppinger of Molena; one sister, Sandra Mathis, Richmond, N.Y.; two brothers, Don Mathis, Columbia, Md. and Alan Mathis, Gatesville, Tex.; step-mother, Kathryn Mathis, Calhoun; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 30, at Grove Level Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Appling and Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in the Grove Level Baptist Church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, make contribution to the Grove Level Baptist Church Building Fund, 1702 Grove Level Road, Maysville, GA 30558.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.


‘Buddy’ Gordon
Samuel (Buddy) Gordon, 82, of Royston, died Tuesday, August 17, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Madison County November 15, 1921, the son of the late Gustavus and Venna Harris Gordon. He was the former owner and operator of the Royston Drive Inn and was a member of the Royston Church of God.
Mr. Gordon was preceded in death by one son, Michael Gordon and three brothers, Jim, Frank and Freeman Gordon.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Dalton Gordon, Royston; adopted son, David Smith, Cornelia; three grandchildren, Tonya Verlin, Shane Gordon, and Tara Soarez; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Pauline Gordon, Royston.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 19 at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. James Gunn and Kenneth Hendrix officiating. Burial will be in the Franklin Memorial Gardens - SOUTH. Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 12004.

Evelyn Fowler
Evelyn Louise Fowler, 85, of Winterville, died August 20, 2004. She was a native of Oconee County and was the daughter of the late Homer G. and Effie Bramblett Hale Sr.
Mrs. Fowler was a lifelong member of Princeton United Methodist Church and an associate with Thomas Textile and Superior Pants Company. She was devoted to her husband Otis and loved her family, friends and relatives. Though she was not blessed with children of her own, she had a special place for them in her heart, according to family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Lee Fowler, and also by her sisters, Emma Cofer, Mary Ward, Myrtice Ann Hale, and her brother Col. Homer G. Hale Jr.
Survivors include two brothers, James E. and Hugh R. Hale both of Athens; two sisters, Faye Rice, Hull, and Ida Kilgo, Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 23, at Princeton United Methodist Church with Rev. Larisa Parker officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers were her nephews.
Flowers are optional. Donations, if so desired, may be made to Princeton United Methodist Church, 2390 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606.
Bridges Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, August 25, 2004.

Donald Burnette
Donald M. Burnette, 53, of Carnesville, died Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at his residence.
Born November 30, 1950, in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Fred and Winnie Clardy Burnette. He was a truck driver and attended Compassion Baptist Church. Mr. Burnette was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Burnette.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Burnette; three sons, Donnie Burnette, Carnesville, Chad Burnette, Gainesville, and Tony Burnette, Jackson, Ohio; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sonja and Joey Pruitt, Danielsville, and April and Wesley Meeler, Alto; two brothers, Billy Burnette, Bristol, Virg., and David Burnette, Toccoa; one sister, Dorothy Williams, Anderson, S.C.; 17 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 26, at the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of the Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. Leon Carson and Chuck Burnette officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Donald Burnette Memorial Fund, c/o First Reliance Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 80505, Athens, Georgia 30608.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.

Billy Williams
Billy Warren Williams, 61, of Bowman, died Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
He was born May 12, 1943, in Clarke County and was a son of the late Willie Warren (Rat) and Hilda Bryant Williams. Mr. Williams was a troubleshooter with Tenneco Automotive and was a member of the Rehoboth Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Jeanette Bellew Williams, Bowman; son Warren W. Williams, Bowman; grandchildren, Joshua W., Meagan Leigh, Edith Carolyn and Billy Walker Williams; brothers, Ted and Herron Williams, both of Bowman; and a sister, Betty Ann Parker, Bowman.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 27, at the Rehoboth Baptist Church with the Revs. Darrell Gilmer and Tommy Cleveland officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.


Letia Ivey
Mrs. Letia Carole Seagraves Ivey, 46, of Surfside Beach, S.C., died Sunday August 22, 2004.
She was the daughter of the late William Horace and Helen Howington Seagraves. Mrs. Ivey was employed by Builders First Sourse and was a member of Nicholson Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Keith Ivey, Surfside Beach, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law Jason and Amy Cromer, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Chris Evans, Maysville; brothers Paul and Allen Seagraves, both of Nicholson, Thomas Seagraves, Commerce, David Seagraves, Winder, Waymon Seagraves, Jefferson; sisters Gail Sorrow, Bobbie Archer, Judy Kirby, all of Nicholson; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 26, at Nicholson Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Burial was in the Howington Cemetery. Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.

Bette Cox
Bette Jean Cox, 71, of Hull, died August 26, 2004.
A native of Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Ina Belle Lowe and Robert Jackson Fuller. Mrs. Cox was an educator for 23 years, including several years at Athens Christian School. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Everett D. Cox; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Denise Cox, Snellville; daughter and son-in-law, Dyanne Cox-Francis and Scott; brother, Roy J. Full, Danielsville; sisters, Julia Ann Hayes, Watkinsville, and Barbara Houston, Athens; five grandchildren, Bobby Francis, Douglas Cox, Nicholas Cox, Ashleigh Cox, and Anna Cox; an aunt and uncle, Reba and Bill Fuller, Athens; and many cousins.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 29, 2004, at the chapel of Lord and Stephens, East, with the Revs. Dan Fuller, Rip Goss, Ray Jenkins, and J.L. Griffith officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Maranatha, PO Box 53, Ila, GA 30647.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.

Tony Temple
Tony Lamar Temple, 44, of Royston, died Thursday, August 26, 2004, at his home.
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, May 19, 1960, he was a son of James Howard and Sarah Evelyn Brown Temple, Danielsville. Mr. Temple worked as a truck driver for the transportation industry and was a member of Blackstone Baptist Church and attended Royston Baptist Church.
Survivors other than his parents, include wife, Denise Alexander Temple, Royston; a son, Taylor Lamar Temple of the home, daughters, Alexandria Ashten and Eliana Suzette Temple, both of the home; a brother, Perry Temple, Danielsville; and a sister, Dixie Burkhalter, Danielsville.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 29, at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny Barton officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tim Pullian, Jerome Knox, Bill Worley, Jason Poe, David Rucker, and Kenny Wayne.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.

Robert Scogin
George Robert Scogin, 89, of Colbert, died Friday, August 27, 2004, at his home.
He was born in Madison County, May 1, 1915, and was the son of the late Robert Elsberry and Annie Louise Goss Scogin. Mr. Scogin was a retired mechanic and a member of the Rogers Baptist Church. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Nell Tucker Scogin, Colbert; a son, Robert Elsberry Scogin, Colbert; daughters, Peggy Ann Elrod, Commerce, and Sandra Hardman, Ila; a brother, Jacob Scogin, Danielsville; sisters Azilee Nation, Colbert, and Edna Alewine, Nicholson; three step-sons; two step-daughters; 25 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, James Allen Scogin, a daughter, Florence Mildred Lance, and two brothers, William and Henry Grady Scogin.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 29, at the Rogers Baptist Church with the Revs. Albert Vaughn and Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in the Kirk Family Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 1, 2004.


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