Madison County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 17, 2004


William Nettles
William W. Nettles, 76, of Danielsville, died Monday, November 15, 2004.
A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Jesse T. and Byrnyce Penny Nettles. He was a truck driver and a member of the Bluestone Baptist Church in Madison County. Mr. Nettles was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Harwell Nettles.
Survivors include a daughter, Merri Anne Jenkins, Danielsville; brother, Jesse T. Nettles, Jr., Marco Island, Fla.; grandchild, Chris Jenkins, Danielsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 18, 2004, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in Mobile, Ala.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Martha Hart
Martha Porterfield Hart, 71, of Iva, S.C., died Sunday, November 14, 2004.
A native of Elbert County, she was the daughter of the late Onnie and Frances Tiller Porterfield. Mrs. Hart was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Hart.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Hart, Iva, S.C.; brother, Kenneth Porterfield, Conway, Ark.; sisters, Virginia Graham, Carlton, Hazel Bishop, Winterville, and Onzetta McCannon, Comer; granddaughter, Amy Caldwell; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home with the Revs. Ken Whitt and Martha Guest officiating. Burial was in the Carlton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lane McCannon, Dock Hart, Aaron Hart, James Hart, Billy Meeks and David McCannon. Honorary pallbearer was Jerry Hart.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Sharon Dill
Sharon Adams Dill, 48, of Anderson, S.C., died Monday, November 15, 2004, in a hospice house.
She was born in Royston September 21, 1956, and was the daughter of the late Hugh D. Adams and of Mariam Barnett Adams, Danielsville. Mrs. Dill was administrative manager of the Anderson County Planning Department, and was of the Pentecostal Holiness denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Dill, and a brother, Keith Adams.
Survivors include her mother and a son, Robert Kyle Dill, Anderson, S.C.; daughter, Jennifer T. Chastain, Anderson, S.C.; step-daughter, Tammie D. McClure, Georgia; brothers, Danny Adams, Carrollton, Troy Adams and Hugh Adams, both of Danielsville; sister, Barbara Watson, Colbert; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, at the Covenant Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Silvey officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Anderson, S.C.
The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Corine Martin
Corine Dixon Martin, 83, of Athens, died Thursday, November 11, 2004.
A native of Oglethorpe County, she was born March 16, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Granville and Mary Gabriel Dixon. Mrs. Martin was employed with Chicopee Mills and later owned and operated Martin Grocery in the South Jackson area for many years. She was a member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church and the Hope Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fant E. Martin.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Evangeline (Van) M. and Dick Nixon; son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne E. Martin and Janice Carpenter, all of Athens; brothers, Edward Dixon, Athens, and Betty Dixon, Marietta; half-brothers, Bobby Dixon and Aubrey Dixon, both of Athens; half-sisters, Elizabeth Lowe, Athens, Betty Jo Anderson, Carol Wagnon and Doris Parks, all of Hull; grandchildren, Cindy Lee and Ricky Nixon, Athens, Bryan Martin and Dewayne Martin, Marion, N.C.; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Revs. Crist Camden, Elmer Butler and Bud McDonald officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life Team, c/o South Jackson Elementary School, 8144 Jefferson Road, Athens, Ga. 30607.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Katie Conti
Katie Rosmaryn Conti, 47, of Colbert, died Sunday, November 7, 2004, at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota while undergoing a liver/kidney transplant.
Survivors include her husband of 20 wonderful years, Joe Conti. Colbert; three loving home schooled children, Olivia, Galen and Anna; mother, Gloria, Oglethorpe County; sisters, Alice and Celia, Austin, Texas and Tampa, Fla.; and a brother, Robert, Kitakyushu, Japan.
Funeral services have not been made at this time.
Memorial contributions may be scheduled to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 400, Kansas City, Missouri 64114.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Bobby Parten
Bobby Allen Parten, 64, of Commerce, died Wednesday, November 10, 2004.
A native of Barrow County, he was the son of the late William Ezra and Fairy Bell Owens Parten. Mr. Parten was a retired electrical tester from Westinghouse, a member of the Brotherhood of Electical Workers and a member of the Greater Athens Church of God. He was preceded in death by his son, Russell Parten.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Davis Beauchamp Parten, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, William Allen and Tammy Parten, Dahlonega; step-children, Greg and Stephanie Beauchamp, Nicholson, and Rhonda and Richard Leonard, Danielsville; sister, Lynette Fowler, Winterville; and grandchildren, Brittany Noel Parten, Joshua Allen Parten, Angelia Rae Parten, Kyle Leonard, Chris Leonard, Austin Beauchamp, Conner Beauchamp and Kayla Beauchamp.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 12, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Revs. Leon Pass and Jack Bowen officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Lillian Standridge
Sara Lillian Smith Standridge, 86, of Colbert, died Tuesday, November 9, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Formerly of Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Ella Simmons Smith and was born March 14, 1918, in Stephens County, where she lived most of her life, having lived in Madison County for the past 40 years. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, where she was church pianist for a number of years. Mrs. Standridge was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Raymond Standridge.
Survivors include daughters, Brenda Winn, Comer, and Carolyn Collins, Hull; one son, Billy Standridge, Carnesville; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 12, in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Pointer officiating. Burial was in the Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Casey Smith, Ryan Smith, Bill Standridge, Ed Riddle, and Buddy Redmond.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Judy Dunn
Judy Turner Dunn, 60, of Royston, died Saturday, November 13, 2004.
She was born in Lamar County on March 17, 1944, the daughter of Mary Ella Ogletree Turner, Barnesville, and the late Hoke S. Turner. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Hoyt J. Dunn, Royston; sons, Casey Scott Dunn and Brian Keith Dunn, both of Doraville; daughter, April Dunn Pitts, Hoschton; grandchildren, Brandon Blake Dunn, Baliee McKenzie Dunn, Scott Curtis Pitts and Lance Dylan Pitts; her mother and brother and sister-in-law, Edward Eugene Turner, Sr. and Louise Turner, Barnesville; sister, Nellie T. Johnson, Barnesville; sister-in-law, Alice S. Turner, Barnesville; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Monday, November 15, at the Dunn Family Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Mamie Bentley
Mamie Lou Dye Bentley, 91, of Athens, died Sunday, November 14, 2004.
A native of Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Jones and Azzie Lee Smith Dye. She was a homemaker, charter member of the Clarke County Home Demonstration Club, and charter member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.D. Bentley.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Joyce Bentley, Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and George Bost, Melbourne, Fla., and Judy and Jerry Whidby, Urbanna, Va.; sister, Lee Fowler, Athens; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Crist Camden officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Hospice, 700 S. Enota Street, Ste. 202, Gainesville, Ga. 30501, or to the Hospice of your choice.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements,.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Ruth Massey
Ruth Duncan Massey, 97, of Canon, died Tuesday, November 9, 2004, in Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, Royston.
A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Paris and Valsie Roberts Duncan. She was a life long member of Canon Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School until she was 90 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace E. Massey, daughter, Marcene Massey Nicholson, son, James P. Massey, granddaughter, Toni Hopkins Thompson, four brothers, Horace, Grady, Hugh and B.T. Duncan, and two sisters, Gladys Duncan Wray and Myria Duncan Kelly.
Survivors include a son, H. Eldon Massey, Canon; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Massey Prather, Elberton, Louise Massey Hendrix, Athens, and Dolores Massey and Donald Vickery, Hartwell, James Nicholson, Charlotte, N.C.; sister-in-law, Grace Massey, Lavonia; eight grandchildren, Terry Strickland, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Linda Dietricks, Marietta, John Hendrix, Raleigh, N.C., Ron Hendrix, Grayson, Kathy Butterfield, Powell, Ohio, Jeff and Reggie Vickery, both of Hartwell, and Shane Alexander, Lawrenceville; 19 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13, at the Canon Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Creason and Jonathan Peppers officiating. Burial was in the Oakview Cemetery in Canon.
Memorials may be made to the Canon Baptist Church, c/o Thomas Cawthon, 124 Sundown Circle, Hartwell, Ga. 30643.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Rachel Haley
Rachel Fortson Haley, 70, of Danielsville, died Sunday, November 14, 2004, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Born in Madison County, December 12, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Clara Beatenbough Fortson. Mrs. Haley was a school bus driver for 15 years and also worked at the Danielsville Post Office. She was a devoted and loving mother and wife who loved life with a passion, according to family members. Mrs. Haley was of the Holiness denomination. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Haley, and a sister, Evelyn Fortson Adams.
Survivors include her second husband, Doyle Phillips, Danielsville; son, Thomas Jerry Haley, Danielsville; daughter, Doris Miller, Danielsville; three grandchildren, Laurie Skelton, Jessica Miller, and Erin Brown; three great-grandchildren, Allen and Alley Skelton and Ainsley Brown; brother and sister-in-law, John Curtis and Blanche Fortson, Danielsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rebecca and John Carson, Hartford, N.C., and Barbara and Emmett Lloyd, Athens.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, at the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Ray Jenkins, Donald Phillips, and Ken Calloway officiating. Burial was in the Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Ricky Dalton, Randy Spence, Jeff Wilks, George Gaddis, Scottie Phillips, and Billy Caudell.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Veldia Howell
Veldia Laurine Blackburn Howell, 78, of Hartwell, died Saturday, November 13, 2004, at the Hart County Hospital, Hartwell.
She was born in Banks County, May 24, 1926, the daughter of the late Mr. Shirley and Sarah Ethel Whistel Blackburn. She was a homemaker and was Holiness. Mrs. Howell was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Howell.
Survivors include sons, Roy Howell, Lavonia, and Wendell Howell, Monroe; daughters, the Rev. Bonnie Cowart, Royston, and Janice Diebennett, Tennessee; brothers, Marion Blackburn, Moultrie and J.W. Blackburn, Cairo; sister, Lutrell Burgess, Atlanta; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bonnie Cowart and Mrs. Kathy Wood officiating. Burial was in the Bold Springs U.M.C. Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.

Jaden McGee
Jaden Paxton McGee, of Royston, died Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta.
He was the infant son of Brandon John and Chassy Meshay Moses McGee of Royston.
Survivors include in addition to his grandparents, Keith and Paula Phillips and Charlotte Moses, all of Royston, Otha Moses, Williamsburg, Ky., and John McGee, Canon; great-grandparents, Ronnie Driver, Royston, Joyce Driver, Canon, and Blanchard and Mona Hart, Clairmont; and great-great-grandmother, Myra Carver, Canon.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Martha Dye officiating. Burial was in the Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 2004.


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