Madison County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 8, 2004


Marvin Kiley
Marvin Kiley, 70, of Lawrence-ville, died Sun-day, De-cember 5, 2004, at Joan Glancey Hospital in Duluth.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Jesse and Bertha Kidd Kiley. He was the former operator of Briarcliff Village Texaco in Tucker. Mr. Kiley was a veteran having served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include two sisters, Jewell Miller, Social Circle and Carol Turk, Royston; two brothers, E.M. “Buck” Kiley, Auburn and Troy Clenton Kiley, Hoschton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 7, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Mr. Bill Banks and the Rev. Gene Turk officiating. Burial was in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Braselton.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 8, 2004.

Vance Wade
Vance Wade, 86, of Alto, died Monday, December 6, 2004, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Born March 19, 1918, in Habersham County, he was the son of the late Sherman and Ola Gailey Wade. Mr. Wade was a retired painter with several years service and attended Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Rae Cook Wade, a step-son, Thurman Dalton, sister, Elsie Holcomb, and three brothers, Cody, Isacc and Artis Wade.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Ruth Kesler, Carnesville; son, Gene Wade, Alto; step-sons, Guy Dalton, Gainesville, Charles, Earl and Loyd Dalton, all of Colbert; sisters, Sandra Poole, Baldwin, Irene Pratchard, Cornelia, Joyce Jordan and Imogene Stancil, Alto; brother, Odell Wade, Alto; grandchild, Jeremy Wade, Alto; several step-granchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 8, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Scott Ledbetter officiating and the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating at the graveside. Burial was in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 8, 2004.

Lavora Bunker
Lavora Lovett Bunker, 75, of Hull, died Friday, December 3, 2004.
A native of Glenn County, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Ettie Meeks Lovett. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Athens.
Survivors include her husband, Julian Paul Anderson; three children, David Bunker, Jacksonville, Fla., and Donna Bunker and Tammy Pickens, both of Hull; a brother, Merritt Lovett, Bay Minette, Ala.; and a sister, Joyce Newman, Waverly; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 7, at the First Penetecostal Church with the Rev. Chris Berdon officiating.
Berstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 8, 2004.

Judith McMeans
Judith Lee McMeans, 58, of Danielsville, died Sunday, December 5, 2004.
She had a deep love for children and animals and devoted her time and resources to children and animal causes, according to her family members. She was a member of the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association.
Survivors include her husband, James McMeans, Jr., Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, Ian and Terry Assael, Pa.; parents, Sara and Irving Sarokin, Florida.; sister, Sandra Katcher, New Jersey; grandchildren, Samantha and Thomas Assael; and mother-in-law, Ruth McMeans.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 7, at Dressler’s Funeral Home, Atlanta. Burial was at Arlington Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Save The Children, 50 Executive Park South, Atlanta, Ga. 30329.
Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Case, Atlanta, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 8, 2004.

Anne Perkins
Anne J. Perkins, 83, of Augusta, died Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at Athens Regional Hospital.
Born in Merlau Kreis Alsfeld, Germany, she had been a resident of Augusta since 1949. She was a member of Curtis Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mervil Perkins.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia S. and Jerry Berger, Trenton, S.C.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Mervil and Mary Jane Perkins, Bruce Frank and June Perkins Martinez and Wilfried Glenn Perkins, Lincolnton; grandchildren, Ray Boling, Troy Boling, Terri L. Meggs, Lori Ahlbrandt, Sarah Jones, Laura Faircloth, Mark Perkins, Michael Perkins, Jeannett Berger, Jeff Berger, Bob Berger, Holley Waters and Ryan Mason; seventeen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 3, in the Proteet Funeral Home West Chapel, Augusta, with the Rev. Sherrell Dunn officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Mark Perkins, Mike Holley, Ryan Mason, Don Sheffield, Charles Ivey, and Blake Ivey.
Poteet Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 8, 2004.

Linda Carter
Linda Carter, 64, of Tucker, died Tuesday, November 30, 2004.
Survivors include a son, Scott Carter, Hull; daughter, Amy Carter, Norcross; mother, Violet Ross, Franklin; brothers, Brad Davis, Newnan and Kenneth Davis, Flowery Branch; grandchildren, Ashley, Samantha, Zachary and Tyler.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 3, in the chapel of Wages and Sons, Stone Mountain Chapel. Burial was in Eternal Hills.
Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 8, 2004.
‘Bunt’ Compton
Bernice “Bunt” Hulda Compton, of Comer, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at her residence.
Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Hulda Burnette Dobbs. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, for which she had an avid love for. Mrs. Compton loved serving the Lord and she loved her church. She cared for her family and was a loving mother, according to members of her family. She enjoyed flowering, gardening, cooking and canning. She was preceded in death by a brother, Red Dobbs.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Fred Watson Compton; daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Mark Threlkeld, Comer, and Tracey and Kerry Bakker, Columbus, Miss.; son, Charlie Compton, Comer; sisters, Annette Thomas, Comer, Lula Hart, Sandy Cross; brother, Howard Dobbs, Ila; grandchildren, Clay Compton, Randy Compton, Cody Threlkeld, Taylor Bakker, Katy Bakker; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 4, at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. James Page and James Creason officiating. Pallbearers were Clay Compton, Randy Compton, Cody Threlkeld, Phil Thomas, Grady Threlkeld, Jim Threlkeld, Dennis Wood and Glenn Wood. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Vista Care Hospice or Oak Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lord & Stephens, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 15, 2004.

‘Tinker’ Gable
H.L. “Tinker” Gable, 74, of Canon, died Saturday, December 4, 2004, at his residence.
Born in Franklin County July 29, 1930, he was the son of the late Ralph G. and Lettie Mae Fowler Gable. He was retired from the State of Georgia Department of Transportation and was also a farmer. Mr. Gable was a veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the New Franklin Christian Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Claude Gable.
Survivors include his wife, Grace L. Gable, Canon; son, Derrick R. Gable, Canon; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Wayne Herron, Martin; grandchildren, Abby Herron, and Nathan Herron; brother and sister-in-law, Robert L. and Shirley Gable, Hartwell; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 7, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Eldon Massey officiating. Burial was in the Bowers Memorial Gardens, Canon. Pallbearers were Nathan Herron, Danny Gable, Barry Gable, Doug Jones, James Spears and Roger Leopard.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 8, 2004.

James Weaver
James Aubrey Weaver, 87, of Canon, died Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at his residence.
Born in Hart County, June 3, 1917, he was the son of the late Phil and Julie Campbell Weaver. Mr. Weaver worked as a farmer, in a furniture factory, and was a member of the Northeast Georgia Saddle Club, and New Franklin Christian Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Weller, three brothers, and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Littie Pierce Weaver, Canon; sons, Charles Phil Weaver, Fred Weaver, and Bobby Weaver, all of Canon; daughter, Angela Peterson, Lavonia; sister, Bertha Grubbs, Toccoa; granddaughters, Renee Smith, Annette Bolling, Lorie Turpin, Libby Nunn and Amanda Weaver; grandson, Kevin Pruitt; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Harris, Revs. Johnny Stowe and Gettis Allen officiating. Burial will be in the New Franklin Christian Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Pruitt, Nathan Smith, Jack Turpin, David Mathis, Tim Bolling, Eric Lunsford, Dennis Mathis, and Tyler Moore.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, November 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the New Franklin Christian Church.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 8, 2004.

Wanda Finley
Wanda Herring Finley, 55, of Athens, died Monday, December 6, 2004.
She was a retired office manager with Leaders Real Estate and was a member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald D. Finley, Athens; parents, James R. and Rose Ann Herring, Kennesaw; son, Kevin Finley, Duluth; daughter, Denise Gattis, Danielsville; brother, Steve Herring, Woodstock; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home with Pastor Christ Camden officiating. Burial will be in the Powder Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, December 8, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at www.americanheart.org.
West Cobb Funeral Home, Marietta, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 8, 2004.

‘Buddy’ Smith
James “Buddy” Edwin Smith, 40, of Watkinsville, died Sunday, December 5, 2004.
A native of Clarke County, he was the son of James (Jim) Smith, Athens, and Frankie Bellew Messer, Winterville. He was the owner of Sonny’s Carpets in Athens and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Madison County. Mr. Smith fell in love and married Karen Dorsey, making their home in Oconee County, according to family members.
Survivors, in addition to his wife and parents, include two sons, Sonny Smith, Watkinsville, and James Smith, Crawford; three sisters, Pam Weisman, Thompson, Tammy Smith Allen, Athens, and Laurie Smith, Winterville; a brother, Jeff Smith, Hull; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Northcutt officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Allen, Oscar Parada, Craig Guntharp, James Evans, Benny Burgess and Jeff Smith.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 8, 2004.

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