Madison County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 20, 2004


Peggy Landress
Reba Evelyn “Peggy” Dean Landress, 75, of Oxford, died Sunday, October 17, 2004, at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta.
Born in Madison County February 14, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Vesta Coile Dean. Mrs. Landress was the retired owner of a dry cleaning business and attended West Walton Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Landress.
Survivors include sons, Gene Aaron and Randy Landress, both of Covington, Terry Patillo, Monticello, Kerry Landress and Stanley Oxendine, both of Walnut Grove, and Jimmy Pattillo, Marietta; daughters, Glenda Gardner, Nashville, Tenn., and Debbie Deaton, Walnut Grove; brother, John (Pete) Dean, Hull; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 20, in the Meadow Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Curran and Martin T. Coile officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 20, 2004.

Steve McKie
Robert Steve McKie, 52, of Nicholson, died Saturday, October 16, 2004, in the Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
Born in Jackson County, July 29, 1952, he was the son of the late J.R. and Myrtle Smallwood McKie. Mr. McKie was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil and Johnny McKie.
Survivors include brothers and sister-in-law, James McKie, Nicholson, Jim and Thane McKie, Lexington, and Tommy McKie, Commerce; sisters and brother-in-law, Wanda and Kelvin Compton, Comer, Ann McKie and Mary McKie, both of Nicholson; 16 nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Doug Luthi.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. James Creason and Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 20, 2004.

Linda Cox
Linda Gail Cox, 57, of Danielsville, died Friday, October 15, 2004.
A native of Clarke County, she was the daughter of Oliver and Nancy Fortson Shelnut and was a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Ted Shelnut; daughter, Jane Croy; five step-children, Larry Cox, Benny Cox, and David Cox, Lois Bales and Shirley Moon; and four grandchildren; all of Madison County.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 18, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Garrett officiating. Burial was in Hull Baptist Church Cemetery.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 20, 2004.

Ann Strickland
Ann Elizabeth Dixon Strickland, 56, of Nicholson, died Tuesday, October 19, 2004, at the residence of her sister.
Born in McCrae, she was the daughter of the late Grady and Pat Dixon. She worked as a seamstress for Superior Pants for 25 years and was a member of Bible Baptist Church. Mrs. Strickland was a devout Christian and professed her love of Christ, according to her loved ones. She said, “thou God slay me I still love him.”
She was preceded in death by her son, Russell Strickland.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Strickland, Hull; sisters, Carolyn Strickland, Mary Sorrow, Barbara Streetman, all of Nicholson, Sherry Bram-lett, Farmington; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, at 3 p.m. at Lord & Stephens, EAST, with the Revs. Robert Garrett and Robert Whatley officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be at Winning Side Baptist Church Cemetery, Hwy 29, formerly Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Aaron Rainking, Danny Sorrow, Virgil Strickland, Paul Bramlett, Scott Bramlett, and Greg Reynolds.
The family will receive friends at Carolyn Strickland’s residence, 51 Chandler Bridge Rd., Nichol-son, Ga.
Lord & Stephens, EAST, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 20, 2004.

Alan Colvin
Alan Duncan Colvin, 16, of Nicholson, died Monday, October 18, 2004, in Jack-son County.
He was born in Bulloch County on November 10, 1987, the son of Yancy Alan Colvin, Macon, and Tammy Kay Strobel Colvin, Nicholson. Mr. Colvin was a student at Jackson County Comprehen-sive High School. He played the saxophone in the band, was a member of Conflict Management, and the President of the Y-Club. He was an employee of Mikasa in Commerce, and a member of Grove Level Baptist Church.
Survivors in addition to his parents include a sister, Cindy Adamson, Toccoa; paternal grandmother, Charlene Colvin, Metter; six aunts, Cindy Thomas, Norwood, Ohio, Darlene Black, Savannah, Vicki Worley, Knoxville, Tenn., Tina Hook, Statesboro, Marty Colvin, Baxley, and Allison Nelson, Homerville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, at 5:00 p.m. at Grove Level Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Appling and Jeff Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Robert Waters, Shane Wolfe, Dillon Jarrett, Jesse Edwards, Jordan Holcombe, and Cory Howe. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 20, 2004.

‘Oscar’ Haynes
Ernest Willie “Oscar” Haynes, 78 of Commerce, died October 15, 2004, at BJC Medical Center following an extended illness.
Survivors include his wife, Alma L. Haynes, of the home; son, David Haynes, Commerce; brother, Pete Haynes, Commerce; three sisters, Estelle Denton; Homer, Jenny Puckett and Jean Hooper, both of Commerce; one granddaughter; and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Henry Webb, Jerry Smith, and Vaughn Howington officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 20, 2004.

Joyce Janes
Joyce Hill Janes, 61, died Saturday, October 16, 2004, at Cobb Hospital in Austell after an extended illness.
Born in Oconee County April 28, 1943, she was the daughter of Vinnie Hunsinger Hill and the late Woodie Hill. Mrs. Janes was a member of Dallas Second Baptist Church and was previously employed by the Paulding County School System. She was preceded in death by a brother, Elvis B. Hill.
Survivors include in addition to her mother, two sons, Roger Tiller and Richard Janes, both of Dallas; two grandchildren, Katie and Justin Tiller; three brothers, Claude Hill, Cookstown, N.J., Tommy Hill, Colbert, and Stanley Hill, Ila; five sisters, Betty Archer, Hull, Marie Drake and Sarah Welch, both of Comer, Lynda Hill, Mauldin, S.C., Brenda Lee, Danielsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials in Mrs. Janes memory may be made to the Dallas Second Baptist Church, 413 W. Memorial Drive, Dallas, Ga. 30132.
The Madison County Journal, October 20, 2004.

John Norton
John C. Norton, 82, of Royston, died Wednesday, October 13, 2004, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, Royston.
He was born in Stephens County, January 29, 1922, the son of the late Jim and Aner Bond Norton. He was retired from Harion Lumber Company, was a member of the Rice Creek Baptist Church, and was a member of the Woodmen of the World. Mr. Norton was a veteran having served in the United States Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Roling Norton, and a brother, William E. (Bill) Norton.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Alice Fay and Jimmy Beard, Canon; grandchildren, Johnny and Susie Beard, Royston, and Mary Donna and Todd Thomas, Canon; and a sister, Eunice Dove, Royston.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 15, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Johnny Stowe and Frank Owens officiating. Burial was in the Franklin Memorial Gardens-SOUTH.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 20, 2004.

Teresa Maxwell
Teresa Melinda Maxwell, 42, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, October 12, 2004 in Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
She was born January 2, 1962, the daughter of the late Carrol Bennett. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Maxwell, Commerce; her mother, Louise Noll Horne, Rossville; daughters, Sandy Jones, Statesboro, and Beth Kitzmiller, Ocala, Fla.; brother, Tony Bennett, Ringgold.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 15, in the Baird-Maxwell family cemetery, Nicholson, with the Rev. Kelby Maxwell officiating.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 20, 2004.

‘Billy’ Allen
William “Billy” Thomas Allen, 69, of Athens, died Wednesday, October 13, 2004.
A lifelong resident of Athens, he was the son of the late Titus and Rosa Lee Walls Anderson. Prior to his death, he was owner and operator of Allen’s Garage for thirty-nine years and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of nearly forty-seven years, Doris Allen; son and daughter-in-law, Billy Ray and Bonnie Faye Allen, Colbert; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Frank Tyner, Danielsville, Wanda and Charles Williamson, Jefferson, Brenda and Pat Palmer, Winterville, Cindy and Jimmy Walker, Crawford, and Gwen and Bob Milligan, Rome; six grandsons, four granddaughters, six step-grandchildren, six great grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Curtis Dills, Jefferson; one half-brother and sister-in-law, Aubry and Kathy Allen, Watkinsville; three half sisters and brother-in-law, Floretta and Charles Thomas, Charlotte, N.C., Paulette Moon, Colbert, and Lorraine Allen, Athens; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Melissa and Kenny Handley, Athens.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 16, in the chapel of Lord and Stephens, EAST, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Lord and Stephens, EAST, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 20, 2004.

Annie Cochran
Annie Mae Cochran, 97, Madison County, died Friday, October 15, 2004.
She was born June 29, 1907, to the late Prince and Flora Thompson. She lived in Commerce for more than 70 years and was always a strong participant and leader in civic and church activities, seeking to aid growth of the community and betterment of its people. She retired from work at the age of 90 from the Commerce Library, but continued an active life in the church and community for several more years. Mrs. Cochran received numerous awards and honors from the city, county, and state for her lifetime of dedicated service for advancement of Commerce and the regional community. On three occasions she was recognized as Citizen of the Year by the PTA, city and church for her outstanding service. According to family members, she was an inspiration for everyone who knew her, a friend to all whom needed a helping hand, and even a counselor when necessary, with untiring work ethics in completing worthwhile goals.
Survivors include sons, Robert Cochran, Dayton, Ohio, Harold Cochran, Commerce, and James Cochran, Moreno Valley, Calif.; daughter, Mary Colbert, Albany; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 10 nieces and nephews. She leaves numerous friends she loved as family, according to family members.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Church, Commerce.
Mason’s Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 20, 2004.



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