Madison County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 27, 2004


Matthew Cawthon
Matthew Curt Cawthon, 31, of Canon, died Monday, October 18, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
He was born in Franklin County, August 23, 1973, the son of Ty and Peggy Pitts Cawthon, Canon. Mr. Cawthon graduated from Franklin County High School and attended Emmanuel College and the University of Georgia. He worked with Milliken and was a member of the New Franklin Christian Church. He was an avid deer hunter and loved fishing, according to family members. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, T.O. and Louise Chitwood Cawthon and maternal grandfather, Curtis McCay Pitts.
Survivors include his parents and brothers and sisters-in-law, Tim and Lisa Cawthon, Martin, and Sam and Lori Cawthon, Canon; niece and nephew, Cort and Fallon Cawthon, Martin; and maternal grandmother, Geneva Welborn Pitts, Martin.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 21, at the New Franklin Christian Church with Dennis Harris, Minister, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the New Franklin Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 4244 New Franklin Church Road, Canon, Ga. 30520.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.

Peggy Lynch
Peggy Collins Farr Lynch, 70, of Hoschton, died Thursday, October 21, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Royston, she was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. E.H. Collins, Winder. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Episcopal Church, Winder, and was the founding director of Barrow County Child Development Center in 1974.
Survivors include her husband, Edmund Lynch, son, Rev. Beau Anthony Farr, Hoschton; daughters, Starr Elaine Farr, Norpelph, England, and Pamela Sue Brewer, Atlanta; grandchildren, Johanna Rachel Farr and Nicholas Emanuel Robb.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Episcopal Church Library Fund, 174 St. Anthony Drive, Winder, Ga. 30680.
Lord and Stephens, EAST, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.

Florence Aaron
Florence Lee Loggins Aaron, 72, of Athens, died Friday, October 22, 2004.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Kytle and Maggie Louise Jones Loggins. She was employed with Thomas Textile for 18 years and retired from Reliance Electric after 25 years. Mrs. Aaron was a member and kindergarten Sunday School teacher at New Covenant Worship Center.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Jake B. Aaron; brother, W.C. Loggins, Comer; sisters, Olivia Randolph, Athens, and Mamie Lou Watkins, Gainesville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 24, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Revs. Howard F. Conine and Michael Giddeons officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Nephews served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the New Covenant Worship Center, 1425 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, Ga. 30607, or to Vista Care Foundation, 767 Oglethorpe Avenue, Athens, Ga. 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge or arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.

Rachel Harrison
Rachel Ann Harrison, 62, of Lexington, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004.
Born in Madison County, she was the daughter of Ruth Smith Hendrix, Lexington, and the late James R. Hendrix. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James B. “Harry” Harrison; children, Tracey and Mike Crawford, Lexington, and Lizanne and Mitchell Huff, Axton, Va.; her mother and sisters, Shirley Winn, North Augusta, S.C., and Catherine Smith, Lexington; brother, James Hendrix, Baycliff, Tex.; grandson, Dane Crawford; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Saturday, October 23, in Lord and Stephens Oglethorpe Chapel, Crawford, with the Revs. Mark and Jane Nugent and Tim Harrison officiating.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, Crawford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.

Earl Brewer
Earl Benson Brewer, 77, of Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004, in Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tenn.
Born in Danielsville, he was the son of the late Horace and Mamie Craft Brewer. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army and eight years prior in the United States Navy. Mr. Brewer was a retired heating and air tech for the United States Government and was a member of the VFW.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beth Brewer and Randall Lay, Franklin, Tenn.; son, Carlos Benson Brewer, Mount Pleasant, Tenn; companion, Arbutus Brewer, Mount Pleasant, Tenn; and a grandson, Bradford Lay, Franklin, Tenn.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, October 30, at 1 p.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church in Danielsville with the Rev. Logan officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors. The family will visit with friends from 12 noon till service time at the church.
Williams Funeral Home of Columbia, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements,.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.

Randall Coile
James Randall Coile, 65, of Danielsville, died Monday, October 25, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
Born in Madison County December 21, 1938, he was the son of the late William Hoke and Jessie Angeline Booth Coile. He was a truck driver and a Baptist. Mr. Coile was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Hayes.
Survivors include his wife, Gwen Massey Coile, Danielsville; sons, Wesley Bridges, Mike Bridges and Shane Bridges, all of Ila; daughters, Pasha Stewart, Neece Community, Vicki Bridges, Franklin County, and Tracey Bridges and Angie Bridges, both of Danielsville; brothers, Russell Coile, Hull, Donald Coile, Columbus, Thurman Coile, Brooksville, Fla., Frank Coile, Danielsville, Doyle Coile, Union, S.C.; sister, Billie Jo Richards, Decatur; and 16 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with Mr. Odis Graham officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel M. Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, Wednesday, October 27, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.

Arlie Leet
Arlie Holt Leet, 81, of Danielsville, died Sunday, October 24, 2004.
Born in Holly Springs, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Caswell and Lester Holt, and was a member of Joy Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Jack Leet; daughter, Kathryn Leet Ferguson; grandchildren, Melissa Jones Shrinner and husband Jason Shrinner, Calhoun, Jack Jones, Colbert, Joshua Ferguson, Hull; great grandchildren, Zoie and Regan Shriner, Calhoun, Sebastian and Alex Jones, Colbert; sisters, Oma Taylor, Raleigh, N.C., Laura Minard, Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Helen Peterman, Frederick, Md.; brothers, Billy Holt, Holly Springs, N.C., Robert Holt, Middlesex, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 26, at Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were David Ferguson, Brandon Myers, Nathan Myers, David Jones, Micah Ferguson, and Bryan Acker.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.

Russell Weir, Jr.
Russell E. Weir, Jr., 61, of Danielsville, died Friday, October 22, 2004, at Emory Hospital.
Born in Indiana, he was the son of Russell E. Weir, Sr., and the late Bernice Hanson Weir. He had lived in Danielsville for fourteen years after moving from Florida and was a member of Amvets and the Elks Club.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Bales Weir; his father; daughter, Jill Wilson, North Carolina; son, Todd Weir, Florida; sister, Darla Huddleston, Florida; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 24, in Lord & Stephens chapel, Danielsville, with the Rev. Gary Wiley officiating. Pallbearers were Jason Ainsworth, Doug Luthi, Richard Slay, Stacy Wooten, Raymond Hooper, Charles Seagraves, and Byron Bates. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.

Nell Rice
Nell Plyler Rice, 82, of Royston, died Sunday, October 24, 2004, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, Royston.
She was born in Lancaster, S.C., June 13, 1922, the daughter of the late William Henry and Mary West Plyler. She was retired from Oxford Manufacturing in Bowman and was a member of the Zidon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bunyan Rice, son-in-law, William Garner Dove, three brothers, Luther, John Henry and Frank Plyler, three sisters, Willie Plyler Hatefield, Lizzie Plyler Hayes and Burtha Plyler Mongo.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Pete Byron Belk, Royston; grandchildren and grandchildren-in-law, Randy and Alice Dove, Christy and Walt Myers, and Brent and Jill Dove; great-grandchildren, Anna Dove, Ross Dove, Brandon Myers, and Jonathan Myers; special sister, Vallie Ree Chastain; special nieces, Lynn Rice and Renee Kyseth; and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 26, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Dennis Kesler, Paul Collins, and Dr. Grant Myerholtz officiating. Burial was in the Franklin Memorial Gardens-SOUTH.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.

‘Pop’ Bales
Bookter “Pop” Bales, 70, of Colbert, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004.
He was the son of the late Joe and Lula Streetman Bales.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Mitchell Bales, Colbert; daughters, Cindy Elder, Watkinsville, Angie Bales, Comer, Faye Ray, Waycross, Debra Brown, Arcade, Mary Waters, Gastonia, N.C., Daphine Montgomery, Covington, Elizabeth McDaniel, Winder and Jennifer Hallbaker, Franklin, N.C.; sons, Bobby Bales, Danielsville, Rodney Bales, Comer, Terry Armistead, Covington, Gene Arwood, Chatsworth, Tim Arwood, Kings Mountain, N.C., Herbert Arwood, Monroe and Jimmy Meeks, Arcade; 41 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 23, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home with the Revs. Patsy Garrett and Walter Venable officiating. Burial was at Hill Haven Memorial Gardens, Monroe.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.

Gary Eberhart
Gary Dean Eberhart, 55, of Lula, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004, after a sudden illness.
Born in Jackson County November 28, 1948, he was the son of the late Edgar and Ila Irvin Eberhart. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army in Vietnam. Mr. Eberhart was a carpenter, carving objects out of wood, including Santa Claus and award winning ducks, and he was a member of Talmo Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary “Dean” Eberhart.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Jane Eberhart, Macon; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Fred Hemphill, Gillsville. Joan and Wayne Whiting, Pendergrass, Janice Crane, Danielsville; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Donna Eberhart, Cumming; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 28, at 11 a.m. at the graveside in the Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.

Helen Davidson
Helen Davidson, 83, of Jefferson, wife of Jack Davidson, prominent Jackson County attorney, died Friday, October 22, 2004.
She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, daughter of the late Henry H. and Mary Henderson Davidson. Mrs. Davidson was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, the Jefferson Woman’s Club, former Superintendent of the Children’s Department of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, a Girl Scout leader, member of the Jackson County Historical Society, and a supporter of Reinhardt College, Waleska.
Mrs. Davidson ran The Jackson Herald at times during the early 1960s when her husband served as president of the firm. She was in charge of the newspaper in 1965 when Herman and Helen Buffington purchased it from the Davidson group.
“Helen and Jack were largely responsible for our coming to Jefferson,” Herman Buffington, president of the firm today, states. “We will never forget how both of them helped us, not only with financial arrangements but also personally, as we moved to a new community and assumed the responsibilities of the business. Mrs. Davidson, being the on-site operator of The Herald, was particularly helpful. We will never forget her efficiency and her gracious manner.”
Survivors include her husband, daughter and son-in-law, Linda Daniel and James A. Daniel, Jr., LaGrange; son and daughter-in-law, Jack Davidson, Jr. and Robyn Davidson, Jefferson; six grandchildren, Robert D. Alexander, Jefferson, Aimee Alexander, Charleston, S.C., John Ryan Alexander, Atlanta, Charles Andrew Alexander, LaGrange, Scott Alexander Davidson, Tuscon, Ariz., and Katherine Leigh Davidson, Athens; granddaughter-in-law, Lori Alexander, Jefferson; and great-grandson, Jack Sullivan Alexander, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 24, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson. The Rev. Carey Gibson, pastor, Dr. Gerald A. Mitton, retired pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson, and Dr. Floyd Flany, retired president of Reinhardt College, officiated. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Grandsons were pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, 188 Martin Street, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 27, 2004.


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