Madison County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2004


‘Jack’ Floyd
William Jackson “Jack” Floyd, 90, of Concord, N.C., died Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at Northeast Medical Center, Concord, North Carolina.
He was born January 6, 1914, in Comer, Madison County, 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.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 70 Union Street, North Concord, N.C. 28026, or to the American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202.
Hartsell Funeral Home, Concord, N.C., was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 29, 2004.

Rodney Beatenbough
Rodney Eugene Beatenbough, 60, of Danielsville, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at his home.
Born in Franklin County, he was the son of Mrs. Azalee Bennett Beatenbough, Royston, and the late Ides (Dub) Beatenbough. He was a maintenance worker at Overhead Door, a member of the Price Chapel Church of God, and a veteran of the United States National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Outz Beatenbough, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Marie and Stoney Thomas, Lavonia; grandson, Harley Daniel Thomas; step-children and spouses, Veronica and Kenneth Chandler, Comer, Rodney and Cindy Kennedy, Canon, Angie and Roger Martin, Anderson, S.C.; brothers, Stewart Beatenbough, Royston, and David Beatenbough, Bowman; sister, Ann Farmer, Watkinsville; step-grandchildren, Brooke Pilkington, Joshua Chandler, Ashley Kennedy, April Kennedy, Chad Kennedy, Justin Bridges, Ryan Bridges, and Tyler Martin.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Johnny Stowe and Kenneth Chandler officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 29, 2004.

Marshall Roach
Marshall Dennis Roach, 82, of Royston, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson, S.C.
Born in Franklin County July 18, 1922, he was a son of the late Ruffus and Janie Hickman Roach. He was a farmer and retired bus driver with the Franklin County School System. Mr. Roach attended the Zidon Baptist Church, was formerly a member of the Franklin County Cattleman’s Association, and was founding member of the Sandy Cross Volunteer Fire Department. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Cromer Roach, granddaughter, Cathy Bruce, and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include sons, Ronnie and Dennis Roach, both of Royston; daughters Phylis Ward and Gail Jones, both of Hull; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one step-grandchild; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, at the Zidon Baptist Church with the Revs. Andy Bond and Vernon Dorminty officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice House of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 29, 2004.

Anna Simmons
Anna Garner Simmons, 57, of Canon, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at her home.
She was born in Franklin County, August 30, 1947, the daughter of Mrs. Helen McClain Garner of Canon, and the late Charlie Garner. Mrs. Simmons was retired from Johnson & Johnson.
Survivors include fiancee, Edd Berkoben, Cordell; brothers, Ray Garner, Dewy Rose, Ricky Garner, Royston, and David Garner and Dale Garner, both of Canon; sisters, Myrtle Mealor, Royston, Brenda Scarborough, Carnesville, and Beverly Bennett, Canon; special aunts, Willie Mae Shelton, Canon, and Edna Scott, Hartwell; 11 nieces and nephews; and 11 great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Tim Adams and Bob Guellick officiating. Burial was in Bowers Memorial Gardens in Canon.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 29, 2004.

Betty Nell Pulliam
Betty Nell Winkler Pulliam, 65, of Lavonia, died Sunday, September 26, 2004, at her home.
She was born in Oconee County, S.C., on June 16, 1939, the daughter of the late Oscar and Exie Winkler. Mrs. Pulliam worked in the textile industry as a machine operator and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lavonia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hubert Pulliam, brother, Hubert Winkler, and sister, Julie Winkler.
Survivors include a son, Don Pulliam, and a daughter, Margaret Segars, both of Lavonia; brothers, Raymond Winkler, Greenville, S.C., Willis Winkler, Piedmont, S.C., Foster Winkler, Westminster, S.C., Guy Ray Winkler, and Thurston Winkler, both of Walhalla, S.C.; sisters, Minnie Lee Simmons, Piedmont, S.C., Lois Winkler and Barbara Roland, both of Walhalla, S.C.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 29, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Boswell officiating. Burial was in the Vanna United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 29, 2004.

Lewis Grizzle Sr.
Lewis H. Grizzle Sr., 88, of Statham, died Friday, September 24, 2004.
Born in Jackson County in 1916, he was the son of the late Ottis Roscoe and Catherine Cornelia Wages Grizzle. He returned to Statham in 1998 after having lived in Albany for many years and was a retired salesman for the Continental Moss Gordon Company. Mr. Grizzle was a veteran of the United States Army in World War II, where he received the Purple Heart, distinguished service medal, and seven Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Statham American Legion, Elks Club, VFW, and the Republican Party. He was preceded in death by children, Lewis Howard Grizzle Jr., and Patrick H. Grizzle, a grandson, Cody Dutton, brother, Samuel Quilla Grizzle, and a sister, Louise Morgan.
Survivors include his wife, Betty McClain Grizzle, Statham; three daughters, Judy Hardin, Atlanta, Janice Dutton, Statham, and Joy Kitchen, McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Howard Grizzle, Beth Martin Landress, Katie Hardin, Kari Hardin, Kelly Hardin, Travis Dutton, and Patrick Kitchen; great-grandson, Ben Landress; and two sisters, Frances Thornton, Statham, and Betty Perkins, Hull.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Healan officiating. Burial was in Statham Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 29, 2004.

Helen Cromer
Helen Gertrude Whitsel Cromer, 88, of Kannapolis, N.C., died Thursday, September 23, 2004, at Big Elm Nursing Center after being in declining health for four years.
She was born July 17, 1916, in Franklin County, a daughter of the late James Crawford Whitsel, Sr. and the late Alice Franklin Whitsel. She was employed with Cannon Mills Co. Plant 1, Spinning Room 7, for 50 years until her retirement. Mrs. Cromer was a member of Royal Oaks United Methodist Church, in Kannapolis, and had been a resident of the area since the early 1940s. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel (Jake) Comer, who died March 15, 1985, three brothers, Robert Lee Whitsel, Watson Whitsel, and Jewell Whitsel.
Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Whitten, Kannapolis; two grandchildren, Jessica Whitten, Kannapolis, and Cody Whitten, Sparta, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Mataya Reynolds and Christian Reynolds, both of Kannapolis; four brothers, Loy Whitsel, and J. Crawford Whitsel, Jr., both of Hull, Edgar Whitsel, Clinton, S.C., Purcell Whitsel, Macon; two sisters, Lois Perry, Kannapolis, and Elise Hawkins, Danielsville; and a special niece, Mary P. Barnes, Kannapolis.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the chapel of Whitley’s Funeral Home. Burial was in Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, West Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, #999, Charlotte, N.C. 28215.
Whitley’s Funeral Home, Kannapolis, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 29, 2004.

Kenneth Carlan
Kenneth Herman Carlan, 35, of Homer, died Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at his residence of a sudden illness.
He was a native of Commerce, and was a heavy machine operator and long distance truck driver. Mr. Carlan was preceded in death by his father, Fred Carlan, and a brother, Dale Carlan.
Survivors include his mother, Genell Vaughn Carlan, Homer; daughter, Kristen Ann Carlan, Carnesville; two brothers, Mike Carlan, Homer, and Freddie Carlan, Gillsville; and sister, Marie Carlan, Homer.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Dwayne Eller and Tommy Childers officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 29, 2004.

‘Pee Wee’ Murray
James B. “Pee Wee” Murray, 70, of Commerce, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, of injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was the son of the late Arlue and Effie Hart Murray, was a veteran of the Korean War, and was a retired contractor.
Survivors include his wife, Belle C. Murray of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Brent Williams, and Jan and Edward Dorsey, all of Commerce; brothers, Sam Murray, Danielsville; six sisters, Florene Alexander, Reba Richardson, Dellie Cowart, and Inez Parr, all of Commerce, Betty Sue Hart, Royston, and Barbara Evans, Danielsville; three grandchildren, Heather Pearce and Will and Megan Dorsey.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Doug Duncan, Bradley Duncan, and Jeff Pearce officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 29, 2004.

‘Country’ Coile, Sr.
Thomas Melvin “Country” Coile., Sr., 63, of Bogart, died Monday, September 20, 2004.
Born in Madison County, he was the son of Sue Coile, Comer, and the late James Coile. He was employed with Certainteed for 30 years and was a member of Emmanuel Worship Center, Winder.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Mary Lou Coile; his mother; son, Thomas Melvin Coile, Jr., Sparta; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Carson Beckett, Lawrenceville; two brothers, Ray and Ronnie Coile, both of Comer; and four grandchildren, Thomas and Lauren Kirby, and Taylor and Tanner Beckett.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, September 23, at Lord and Stephens Chapel, WEST, with the Rev. Larry Pruitt officiating. Burial was in Malcom Cemetery. Pallbearers were Don Braswell, Donald Jones, Jon Brooks, John Sturdivant, Mike Brooks, and Jim Watson. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Minish, Eddie Witcher, and Larry Huff.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, Bogart, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 29, 2004.


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