Madison County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 22, 2004


‘Junior’ Wehunt
Hamp “Junior” Wehunt, 60, of Bold Springs Community, died Monday, September 20, 2004, at his residence.
Born May 5, 1944, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Hamp Wehunt, Sr. and Ruth Goodwin Wehunt. He was a truck driver with Floyd Hughes Hauling, was a resident of Winder for seven years, and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Joyce Hughes Wehunt of the home; mother, Ruth Goodwin Wehunt, Lavonia; four sons, Christopher H. Wehunt, Maysville, Donald G. Wehunt, Carnesville, Thomas S. Wehunt, Hoschton, and David L. Wehunt, Carnesville; one daughter, Lori Bickerstaff, Lavonia; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Terrell and Larry Wehunt, both of Lavonia; and three sisters, Glenda Harrison, Royston, Evelyn Helms, Lavonia, and Rosita Dicaro, Winder.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 22, in the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home with the Rev. Dorsey Holmes officiating. Burial was in the Bowers Memorial Cemetery, Canon.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

Herschel Dyer
Herschel Joe Dyer, 67, of Danielsville, died Saturday, September 18, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
He was born in White County, April 25, 1937, the son of the late Joe and Clifford Thomas Dyer. He was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle.
Survivors include sons and daughers-in-law, Daniel and Kimberly Dyer, Danielsville, Sam and Brenda Dyer, Hull, David and Pam Dyer, Ila, and Paul Dyer, Danielsville; two brothers, Hubert Dyer, Lula, and Dewey Dyer, South Carolina; and two sisters, Lucille Hooper, Nicholson, and Ethlene Meadows, Commerce.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, at the Full Gospel Tabernacle with the Revs. Toby Dyer and Larry Dyer officiating. Burial was in the Howington Cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

‘Jack” Floyd
William Jackson “Jack” Floyd, 90, of Concord, N.C., died Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
He was born January 6, 1914, in Comer, and was the son of the late Marcus and Myrtle Thompson Floyd. Mr. Floyd was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Concord, N.C., a former Kayser Roth Hosiery shipping foreman, an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his vegetables with neighbors and friends, according to family members. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Haynes Floyd, and two grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, Richard Marcus Floyd, Fenwick Island, Del.; daughter, Judy Carol Floyd Kluttz, Concord, N.C.; brother, Howard N. Floyd, Danielsville; grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Weston and Richard Marcus Floyd, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Brittany, Ricky, and Ethan.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 17, in the Carolina Memorial Park Chapel with the Rev. Ken Craig officiating. Burial was in the Carolina Memorial Park Mausoleum, Kannapolis, N.C.
Hartsell Funeral Home, Concord, N.C., was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 70 Union Street, North Concord, NC, 28026, or to the American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

Fannie Whisnant
Fannie Lee Whisnant, 84, of Commerce, died Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
She was born September 10, 1920 in Banks County and was the daughter of the late Mark and Mary Flowers Smith. Mrs. Whisnant was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Whisnant.
Survivors include five sons, Nathneil Whisnant, Commerce, Harold Whisnant, Arcade, Homer Whisnant, Commerce, U.V. Whisnant, Arcade, Buster Whisnant, Wadley; three daughters, Alice McDaniel, Statham, Mary Lou Norris, Nicholson, and Eunice Kittles, Ila; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 17, at Oconee Baptist Church with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Bo Whisnant officiating. Burial was in Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

Dora King
Dora Gray King, 88, of Comer, died Friday, September 17, 2004.
She was a native of Elbert County, and the daughter of the late Gip and Etta Guest Kellum. Mrs. King was a sewing plant worker and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harvey Odell Gray and her second husband, Van King.
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Sarah and Robert Austin, Winder, and Jo Neil Childers, Royston; two sisters, Ora Kidd, Comer, and Geneva Reeves, Greenwood, S.C.; one sister-in-law, Mary Bell Kellum, Greenwood, S.C.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home with the Revs. James Greason, Glen Guest, and Rodney Owens officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Austin, Keith Austin, Zack Childers, Johnathan Childers, Mark Threlkeld, and Cody Threlkeld.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of the arrangements,.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

‘Jimmy’ Bragg
James E. “Jimmy” Bragg, 79, of Bowman, died Friday, September 17, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
He was born in Madison County, February 27, 1925, and was the son of the late Charles Wilson and Lilly Ann Parham Bragg. Mr. Bragg was retired from the Overhead Door Company in Athens, attended Canon Church of God, and was a Gospel Fiddle Player. Mr. Bragg was a United States Navy veteran having served in World War II and was awarded three medals, Pacific, Azeactic, and Good Conduct. He was preceded in death by four brothers, John Hubert Bragg, Coy Washington Bragg, Carlos Johnson Bragg, and Calvin Cooledge Bragg.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Bertice Hix Bragg, Bowman; two sons James Daniel Bragg, Hull, and Gregory Clark Bragg, Bowman; a sister Lilly Irene Bragg Wald, New York City, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Will Anglin and Gary Stewart officiating. Burial was in the Mill Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Nathaniel Bragg, David Bragg, Alan Bragg, Larry Bragg, Dale Smith, and Jeff Vaughn.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

‘Chuck’ Acree
Charles Wayne “Chuck” Acree, 30, died Monday, September 13, 2004.
A native of Fulton County, he had lived many years in the Athens area, and was a technician with Blount Heating and Cooling.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Bryant Acree, Carlton; mother, Mary Hunter, Athens; son, Charles (Chase) Acree, Jr., Carlton; brothers, David Acree, Florida, Mike Acree, Cartersville, Jeffery, Thomas, and Dustin Hunter, all of Athens.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 18, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Luther Fouche’ officiating.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

Rose Ellen Conley
Rose Ellen Shields Conley, 68, of Royston, died Monday, September 13, 2004, at her home.
She was born in Hardin County, Ohio, October 18, 1935, the daughter of the late Byron H. “Buss” and Sylvia M. Poe Shields. She worked at Wilson Sporting Goods and was a Baptist. Mrs. Conley was known to all as “Granny” for all the love she shared with her family, according to family members. She enjoyed researching the family genealogy, and also loved to crochet.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Conley, Royston; sons and daughters-in-law, Byron and Linda Conley, Hartwell, and Lawrence and Sandy Conley, Waynesfield, Ohio; daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Krit Combs, Royston, and Brenda and Rick Royer, Belle Center, Ohio; brother, Harold E. Shields, Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rella and T.J. Boring, Knoxville, Tenn., Louise and Tom Darby and Pat McDougle, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Roberta “Bert” and Ron Young, Lima, Ohio; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 17, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Kagey Barrow officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens-SOUTH.
Memorials may be made to Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

‘Peggy’ Phillips
Anne Margaret “Peggy” Phillips, 59, of Royston, died Thursday, September 16, 2004, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens.
She was born December 18, 1944, in Pensacola, Fla., the daughter of the late Nola McEarl Fuller. Mrs. Phillips was retired from Madison County High School having worked as a paraprofessional, was a member of the Georgia Teacher’s Association and was a member of the Community Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Alan S. Phillips, Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, Wiley and Christine Phillips, Danielsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa Messer, Tammy and Jimmy Boyd, and Christy and Dan Fowler, all of Danielsville; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Kathy Fuller, Parsons, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 18, at the Community Baptist Church with Rev. Phil Parks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Community Baptist Church in memory of Peggy Phillips, c/o Frank Strickland.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

Louise Meadows
Louise Wallace Meadows, 82, of Arnoldsville, died Sunday, September 19, 2004.
She was born May 8, 1922, the daughter of the late William Marvin Wallace and Sallie Johnson. Mrs. Meadows was a native of Oglethorpe County, was employed at Chipman Union for 38 years, retiring in March 1980. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Point Worship Center formerly Fire Baptized Congregational Holiness Church that she helped start in 1944. She taught Sunday School there and was a prayer warrior that loved the Lord with all her heart, according to her family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Meadows.
Survivors include children, Elise Hardman, Comer, Frank Meadows Jr., Arnoldsville, Lucia Burt, Killeen, Texas, Janie Marchman, Greensboro, and Sammy Meadows, Athens; one sister, Sarah Meadows, Danielsville; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 21, at Union Point Worship Center with the Revs. Johnny Barrett and Vernon Wilson officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Union Point. Pallbearers were J.B. Padgett, Mike Peay, Bobby Meadows, Elmer Hardman, Wayne Savage, and Barry Meadows.
Callaway Funeral Home, Union Point, was in charge of the arrangements.
Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

Ray Floyd
Alton Ray Floyd, 74, of Lavonia, died Sunday, September 20, 2004, at his home.
He was born in Hart County June 29, 1930, son of the late Ernest and Maude Hall Floyd. Mr. Floyd was a retired Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds with Johnson and Johnson in Royston. He was a member of Pleasent Grove Baptist Church, Lavonia, where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class and the Buildings and Grounds Committee. He was preceded in death by a son, David Floyd, and sisters, Margaret Floyd and Mildred Pace.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Jean Smith Floyd, Lavonia; sons Allen T. Floyd and Douglas Ray Floyd, both of Lavonia; sister Doris Fortson, Elberton; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 22, in the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Al Price officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lavonia. Pallbearers were Kenneth Floyd, Terry Floyd, Ernie Pace, David Floyd, Justin Mitchell, and Aaron Isbell. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Crump, Billy Parham, Ed Correia, and the members of the Men’s Bible Class.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Family Life Center, 250 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Lavonia, Georgia 30553.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

Robert Wirtz, Jr.
Robert Lewis Wirtz, Jr., 78, of High Point, N.C., died Sunday, September 19, 2004.
He was formerly of Athens and was retired from E I Dupont after 35 years of service as a chemical engineer. He was a veteran having served in the United States Navy as a radioman on the USS Idaho during World War II. Mr. Wirtz was a member of the Elks Club, Lion’s Club, Rotary Club, Jaycees, and the United Way. He was a member of Emmanual Episcopal Church, Athens, and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He was an avid gardener and golfer, according to family members. Mr. Wirtz lettered in golf under Harvey Penick at the University of Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Herndon Wirtz in 1983.
Survivors include a son, Robert Lewis Wirtz, III, Athens; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathryn Virginia and David Marshall, Danielsville, Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” and Grayson Sutherland, Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Robert Adam Moxley and Sydney Gray Sutherland; and his beloved dog “Tuffy”.
Funeral services are being handled by Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel, Greensboro, N.C.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.

Hazel Bell
Hazel Virginia Bell, 63, of Comer, died Friday, September 17, 2004.
A native and longtime resident of Madison County, she was a daughter of Lola Mae Smith Kidd and the late Boyd A. Kidd. She was a homemaker and a member of Collier Baptist Church.
Mrs. Bell is survived by her husband, Freddie Bell as well as her mother, daughter and son in law, Tammy and Mark Young, Comer; brother and sister-in-law, Allen G. and Dot Kidd, Comer; sister and brother-in-law, Louise Kidd and Guy Bell, Comer; grandchildren, Courtney and Haley Young, both of Comer; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, in the chapel of Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Richard Coppage officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 2004.


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