Madison County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2004


Carmel Parten
Miss Carmel Parten, 88, of Royston, died Sunday, September 5, 2004, at her home.
She was born in Franklin County, on June 5, 1916, a daughter of the late B.E. and Teresia Phillips Parten. She was a farmer and member of the Pennington Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilburn (Bill) Parten and George Parten, five sisters, Montene Parten, Madge Parten, Retha Phillips, Ellis Sorrells and Nina Brooks.
Survivors include a brother, Travis Parten, Royston; two sisters, Lucy Haley and Winnie Patterson, both of Royston; several nieces, nephews and great nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 7, at the Pennington Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Earl Goode and Brian David officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the Pennington Chapel U.M.C. Building Fund, c/o Rev. Earl Goode, 2290 Sandy Cross Road, Royston, Ga. 30682.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.

Danny ‘Pop’ Worley
Danny “Pop” Worley, 48, of Danielsville, died September 5, 2004.
He was a member of the Community Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vickie Worley, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Myles and Lisa Brookshire, Commerce; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and David Edwards and Mandy and Tommy Morgan, all of Commerce; parents, George and Frances B. Worley, Commerce; brother, Jerry Worley, Commerce; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jo Ann and Charles Bond, Royston, Shirley and Dennis Martin, Commerce, and Susan Crumley, Commerce; mother and father-in-law, Tom and Oneda Smallwood, Commerce; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 8, at the Community Baptist Church with the Revs. Phil Parks, Douglas Duncan and Andy Bond officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.

‘Keith’ Strickland
Donald “Keith” Strickland, 44, of Hull, died Sunday, August 29, 2004.
He was born September 19, 1960, the son of David and Julia Bush Strickland. He was a veteran, having served three years in the United States Army and was employed at Oliver Rubber Company for 10-1/2 years. Keith accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Flat Creek Baptist Church, where he served on the Usher and Trustee Boards. Keith was affectionately called “Strick” by his friends, loved to entertain and hosted many parties and family gatherings. “His favorite hobby was fishing and he left this world doing just that”, according to family members He was preceded in death by one son, Brian Keith Strickland.
Survivors include his loving wife of 18-1/2 years, Sharon Ann Holder Strickland, Hull; parents David and Julia Strickland, Commerce; two sons, Denorris Tramon Faulkner, Nicholson, and Antoine Rashad Strickland, Hull; two daughters, Rishanda Lachelle Beasley and Amber Danielle Louise Strickland, both of Hull; two granddaughters, Nakyra Sharaee Strickland, Commerce, and Ja’Keveia Richelle Warren, Hull; two sisters, V. Ruth and Audrey L. Strickland, both of Commerce; grandmother, Margaret Parr, Commerce; brother-in-law, Roger and Pamela Holder, Commerce; sisters-in-law, Margie Sue Barnett, Watkinsville, and Margaret Caldwell, Gainesville; special cousin, Rebecca Bush, Irvington, N.J.; two devoted friends, Kevin “Slim” Fleming and Rodney Smith, both of Athens; nine aunts; six uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 3, at Gardenview Funeral Chapel. Burial was at the Flat Creek Baptist Church, Commerce.
Gardenview Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.

Nell Tompkins
Nell Tompkins, 69, died August 21, 2004, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.
She was a native of Screven County and the daughter of the late W.W. and Arrie Lewis. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Blairsville.
Survivors include her husband, James Tompkins, Sr.,; a son, James Tompkins Jr., Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Donnah Sandel, Callahan, Fla.; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four sisters, Louise Patrick, Danielsville, Patsy Drawdy and Shirley Currie, Lexington, S.C., and Laverne McCormick, Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 25, with Rev. Richard Shannonhouse officiating at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Greenlawn Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Fla., was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.

Georgia Cantrell
Georgia Lou Stephens Cantrell, 84, of Alto, died Thursday, September 2, 2004 at her residence following a sudden illness.
Born in Habersham County on June 29, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Lon Bartow Stephens and Lillie McClellan Stephens. She was a homemaker and a member of Alto Congregational Holiness Church. Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Dewey Cantrell, sisters Hazel S. Bennett and Zona Jordan, and brothers Joe and Hoyt Stephens.
Survivors include her daughter, Sue Westbrook, Demorest; sons, Ronnie Cantrell, Alto, and Randy Cantrell, Cornelia; sister, Marie Ballew Chosewood, Alto; brother, Homer Stephens, Cornelia; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Revs. Tim Beasley and Leon Brown officiating. Burial was in Alto Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.

William Sutton
William Elisha Sutton, Sr., 85, of Alto, died Saturday, September 4, 2004, at his residence.
He was born in White County on January 2, 1919, and was a son of the late Thomas Frances and Lula Sara Sutton. He raised chickens, was a sawmiller, was retired after approximately 30 years as a security officer at Alto State prison, now Lee Arrendale Correctional Prison, and was a member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association. Mr. Sutton was an evangelist minister in the area for many years and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Moore Sutton, his foster parents, Homer and Pearl Warwick, and brothers, Carl, Emory, R.G., and Leonard Sutton and Clarence Warwick.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Blackburn Sutton, Alto; daughters, Barbara S. Jordan, Woodstock, and Sandra D. Parido, Winchester, Ky.; sons, William E. Sutton, Jr., Mansfield, Ohio, Thomas A. Sutton, Lula, Jerry M. Sutton, Elberton, and Rick G. Sutton, Alto; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 6, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Beasley officiating at the graveside.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.

Paul Brooks
Paul Brooks, 70, of Royston, died Saturday, September 4, 2004, at the Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Born June 30, 1934, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Omer Armenius and Adelaide Abbot Brooks. He was a farmer and was a member of the Middle River Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie R. Brooks and a sister, Lillian Phillips.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Reese Brooks; three brothers, Jewell Brooks, Greenville, S.C., Charles Brooks, Williamston, S.C., and Benjamin Brooks, Mauldin, S.C.; four sisters, Ruby Willis, Traveler’s Rest, S.C., Sara Davison, Royston, Mary Elrod, Hull, and Jeanette McCurry, Ellijay; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 6, at the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of the Ginn Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Swanger and Barry Reese officiating. Burial was in the Middle River Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.

Mamie Holcomb
Mamie Lou Drake Holcomb, 86, of Commerce, died Saturday, September 4, 2004, at the Banks Jackson Commerce Medical Center of an extended illness.
She was a loving and caring mother, according to family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Holcomb, a daughter, Cheryl Vickery, and a grandson, Jeff Woodall.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Melva and Gene Martin, Homer; son-in-law, Alan Vickery, Commerce; four grandchildren, Candace Self, Tal Martin, David Vickery and Caleb Vickery; eight great-grandchildren; and a niece, Mary Florence Wilder, Jackson.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 6, at the Commerce First Baptist Church with the Revs. Henry Webb and Charles Crabbe officiating. Burial was in the Grey Hill Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.

Carolyn Smith
Carolyn Parson Smith, 53, of Nicholson, died Saturday, September 4, 2004 at her residence.
She was born August 4, 1951, in Jackson County, and is the daughter of Mary Sexon Parson, Commerce, and the late Elbert Parson. She was employed with the K.Q. Cleaning Service.
Survivors include her husband, Herman Smith, Nicholson; son, Tommy Morrison, Conyers; daughter, Kimberly Morrison, Atlanta; and a brother Ronnie Parson, Commerce.
Services were held Monday, September 6, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.

Virginia Smith
Virginia Sharron Smith, 52, of Commerce, died Thursday, September 2, 2004 at St. Mary’s Hospital of an extended illness.
Survivors include her husband, James E. Smith of the home; two daughters, April Loudermilk and Jessica Smith, both of Commerce; and a sister, Jerri Brantley, Lawrenceville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, at the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Green officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.

Joseph Cregar Jr.
Joseph Cregar Jr., 17, of Commerce, died Friday, September 3, 2004, at his residence.
He was born October 31, 1986, in Genesee County, Mich., the son of Joseph Sr. and Patricia Turnbow Cregar, Commerce. He was a senior at Banks County High School.
Survivors include a brother, Mathew Cregar, Commerce; sister, Terri Cregar, Commerce; grandparents, Jesse and Darlene Turnbow, Commerce, George Cregar, Millington, Mich., Joyce Cregar, Wasilla, Ark., Celia Honomichl, Commerce, and Wilson and Betty Turnbow, Byhalia, Miss.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 6, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Williams officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.

Harold Satterfield, Sr.
Harold Lloyd Satterfield, Sr., 82, of Pendergrass, died Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at the New Horizon North Nursing Home in Gainesville, following an extended illness.
He was a native of Gwinnett County and lived most of his life in Hall and Jackson Counties. Mr. Satterfield was the son of the late Abraham Lincoln and Leola Majors Satterfield. He was a retired welder and was a member of Talmo Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clara Nell Hooper Satterfield, and his second wife, Mary Daily Satterfield, and three sons, Kenneth, Curtis and Mitchell Satterfield.
Survivors include two sons, Harold L. Satterfield, Jr., Cleveland, and Sam Satterfield, Pendergrass; three daughters, Nancy Whitlock, Jefferson, Linda Albertson and Carol Holman, both of Gainesville; two stepsons, Don T. Samples, Maysville, and Kenneth Samples, Gulfport, Miss.; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Estelle Cooper, Chestnut Mountain, and Jeannie Steel, Riverdale; two brothers, Charles Satterfield, Jefferson, and Walter Satterfield, Pendergrass.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, at the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home with the Revs. Mark Spence and Hal McElhannon officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Hall Baptist Church Cemetery. His grandsons served as pallbearers.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 8, 2004.




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