Madison County Obituaries...

DECEMBER 29, 2004


Carolyn Whisnant
Carolyn Willene Stamey Whisnant, 77, of Clarkesville, died Friday, December 24, 2004, at Habersham County Medical Center in Demorest.
Born June 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Cordelia Thomas Stamey. She was a life-long resident of Habersham County where she was a homemaker and was a member of Old Nacoochee Baptist Church. Mrs. Whisnant was preceded in death by her first husband, Cordell Hamilton, and her second husband, Robert Whisnant, a son, Eddie Lee Hamilton, and grandson, Lancer Nix.
Survivors include daughters, Doris Ritchie, Clarkesville, Velma Franklin, Cornelia, Darlene Weaver, Patricia Nix and Cletta Fredericks, all of Danielsville, and Rita Freeman, Greenville, S.C.; sons, Odell Hamilton, Clarkesville and Terry Hamilton, Demorest; brother, Bill Stamey, Toccoa; sisters, Alice Ward, Cornelia, and Mary Yarnelle, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, at Amy’s Creek Baptist Church in Clarkesville with the Revs. Austin Kelley and J.T. Tyson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.

Larry Hammond
Larry Wayne Hammond, 57, of Watkinsville, died Thursday, December 23, 2004.
A native of Greene County, he was the son of the late Loyal and Mavis Hammond Smith. He was a heavy machinery operator and mechanic. Mr. Hammond was a veteran having served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by a son, Russell Hammond.
Survivors include two daughters, Melinda Gail Hill, Colbert, and Sherry Marlene Childs, Athens; sisters, Elaine Toole, Hull, and Janet Hamby, Athens; brother, Bruce Hammond, Athens; grandchildren, Kenneth Hill, Larry Wayne Hill, Jennifer Marie Hill, Whitney Hill, and Colton Childs.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, at New Life Apostolic Church with the Rev. Tim Hammond officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens.
Lord and Stephens, EAST, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.

Bronzie Ray
Bronzie Lee Harris Ray, 91, of Athens, died Friday, December 24, 2004.
She was the daughter of the late Pope and Cora Godfrey Harris of Oglethorpe County. Mrs. Ray was a homemaker and an active member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church since 1938. She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Robert Ray whom she married in 1936, a son, Donald Robert Ray, grandson, Thomas Stephen Wray, six sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Jean Wray, Athens; granddaughter and grand-son-in-law, Joni and Travis Thomason, Colbert; three sisters-in-law, Nell Prince, Augusta, Betty Williamson, Monroe, and Jerry Ray, Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, at Prince Avenue Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Ricketts and Doug Nix officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Rickey McRorie, Gerald Harris, Steve Ray, Rodney Couch, Marvin Adams and Dr. Howard Abney. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Faith Sunday School Class.
Memorial donations may be made to Prince Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lord and Stephens, WEST, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.

Steven Anglin
Steven Brian Anglin, 21, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, December 22, 2004.
A native of Madison County, he was the son of Steve S. and Teresa O’Dillon Anglin. Mr. Anglin was an equipment operator with the Madison County Road Department and attended the Macedonia Holiness Church.
Survivors in addition to his parents include a sister, Mary Elizabeth Anglin, Danielsville; grandparents, Ardis and Margie Bell Anglin, Danielsville and James “Sammy” and Mary O’Dillion; great-grandmother, Bessie Thaxton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 27, at the Macedonia Holiness Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Elvis Shelton, Robbie Anglin, Catlin Anglin, Isaiah Sorrow, Roy Cones and Jeff Anglin.
Brown Funeral Home, Inc., Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.

John Scoggins
John D. Scoggins, 70, of Hartwell, died Friday, Decem-ber 24, 2004, at his residence.
Born in Deerborn, Mich., he was the son of the late Mel Scoggins and Loretta Robey Scoggins. He was preceded in death by, in addition to his father, a brother, Bobby Joe Scoggins.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Kitty Yarbrough Scog-gins; sons, Ronald Scoggins, Comer, John Scoggins, Jr., and Bobby Jay Scoggins, both of Hartwell; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; his mother, Loretta Robey Scoggins, Carlton; sisters, Shelba Harvey, Mineral Springs, N.C., Deanna Amason and Janice Benton, both of Carlton.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 27, in the chapel of Hicks Funeral Home, with the Revs. Bill Davidson, Terry Meeks and Chaplain Benson Bottoms officiating. Burial was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Dewy Rose.
Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.

Regina Jackson
Regina Fay Whitfield Jackson, 41, of Danielsville, died Thursday, December 23, 2004.
A native of Clarke County, she was the daughter of Donald Whitfield, Hull, and Chanda Fay Chafin, Danielsville. She was a graduate of Madison County High School in 1980, and was a veteran having served in the United States Army for four years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Allen Jackson, Danielsville; sons, Rudy Luna, Jr. and Ruben Luna; a daughter, Jasmine Jackson, all of Danielsville; her parents and two sisters, Rhonda Daniel, Bishop, and Shea Thornton, Arnoldsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 27, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Revs. Ray Finger and Larry Elliott officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Ralph Whitfield, B.J. Whitfield, Craig Butts, Pete Brown, Dennis Daniel and Scott Thornton.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.

‘Bill’ Chatham
Harvey Lester “Bill” Chatham, 72, of Elberton, died Monday, December 27, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta.
Born October 21, 1932, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Morris “Shorty” and Lucille Bailey Chatham. He attended DeKalb Tech and Georgia Tech, was retired from Owens-Illinois Glass as an Electronic Technician, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Chatham was preceded in death by brothers Jimmy C. Chatham and Stewart Chatham, and sisters, Ceumi Hart and Mary Etta Chatham.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Thomas Chatham, Elberton; two daughters, Patricia Ann Nichols and Teresa Marie Cross, both of Atlanta; a brother, George Chatham, Hartwell; sisters, Marion Sanders, Kathy Alewine and Diane Wilson, all of Hartwell, Emma Christian, Anderson, S.C., and Mae Adams, Ila; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to North East Georgia Animal Shelter, 870 Bear Creek Road, Lavonia, Ga. 30553.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.

Annie Sue Christian
Annie Sue Campbell Christian, 82, of Royston, died Saturday, December 25, 2004, in the Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Royston.
Born in Madison County September 10, 1922, she was the daughter of the late William Richard and Donnie Fowler Campbell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. Mrs. Christian was formerly a chaplain at the Brown Memorial Convalescent Center and Cobb Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland David Christian, four brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Joan Cox, Winston Salem, N.C.; sister, Decie Bryant, Piedmont, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 29, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Guest officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.
Thomas Meadows
Thomas L. Meadows, 58, of Hull, died Friday, December 24, 2004.
A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Elluis and Mary Hudgin Meadows. Mr. Meadows was a mechanic with Billy’s Battery and was a member of the New Haven Holiness Church.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Starrett Meadows; daughters, Janice McRee, Hartwell, Donna Williams and Pam Strickland, both of Danielsville, Carol Lyle, Winterville, and Tina Clements, Hull; son, Michael B. Meadows, Statham; sisters Eulla Mae Dobbs, Commerce; brothers, James Meadows and Ollie Joe Meadows, both of Danielsville, George Meadows, Alabama, Wayne Meadows, North Carolina, Kenneth Meadows, Jefferson and Carl Meadows, Savannah; and ten grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday, December 27, at the New Haven Holiness Church Cemetery with the Rev. Rufus Miller officiating. Pallbearers were Mark Meadows, Danny Meadows, Johnny Meadows, Scotty Meadows, Sherman Meadows, and Gordon Meadows.
Brown Funeral Home, Inc., Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.

Willie Hardeman
Willie M. Cheatham Hardeman, 89, of Commerce, died Sunday, December 26, at BJC Nursing Home.
She was born June 21,1915, in Madison County, and was the daughter of the late Charlie Crawford and Cynthia Lou Fields Cheatham. Previously she was a nurse assistant at BJC Medical Center and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include three nieces, Janice Streetman Crocker, Piedmont, S.C., Pat Ingram and Virginia Manders, both of Commerce.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, in the Madison Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Stuart Lang officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.

‘Pee Wee’ Pruett
Herbert V. “Pee Wee” Pruett, 78, of Hull, died Friday, December 24, 2004, at ARMC.
He was born in Dodge County June 13, 1926, the son of Alexander Edward Pruett and Alice Dora Giddens.
He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and especially Pa as he was known to his family, according to loved ones. He was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Denver College with a degree in Food Science. Mr. Pruett retired from Westclox after 38 years of loyal service, then attended the University of Georgia for three years to work towards his degree in Journalism.
He has written many songs, one nationally recorded “The Rose in the Bible”. He and his sister, Peggy, in May 1948 began a country music singing career on WAGA as pioneers before moving to WRFC to host the live show “Pee Wee and Peggy and the Oconee River Boys”. They topped the Hillbilly Hit Parade in the early 50’s with the song Paper of Pins, and are also in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
While listening to Rev. Virgil Edwards on WRFC, he dedicated his heart and life to Christ, and then used his smooth and musical talents to direct church choirs for 51 years. Also, he, his wife, Janette, and the late Jim Murray formed the recording group the Blessed Hope Trio. They traveled all over the south to share the message of Christ in song. Mr. Pruett helped Rev. Edwards organize Northside Baptist Church of Athens, helped to organize Grace Baptist Church in Iva, S.C., and Brockton Road Baptist Church in Jefferson. He assisted Rev. James Brock in organizing a Christian camp for kids, Camp Maranatha of Ila.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Janette Self Pruett; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Kathy Pruett, Danielsville, Daniel and Keribeth Pruett, Colbert; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy Pruett McCoy and Steve, Hollywood, and Vonda Pruett Peyton and Wes, Watkinsville; seven grandchildren, Thad Pruett, Priscilla Pruett, Andrew Pruett, Annabeth Pruett, Eddie Peyton, Eric Peyton, and Alec Peyton; sister, Peggy Pritchett, Nashville, Tenn.; brother, Walter Pruett, Cayce, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 27, at Joy Baptist Church in Hull where he attended church with the Revs. Barry Black, Buford Lockman and Jamie Doster officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Athens. Pallbearers were Leland Morgan, Thad Pruett, Jerry Self, Donnie Self, Lewis Self and William Chandler.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Camp Maranatha Inc., Pee Wee Pruett Memorial Fund, 170 Floyd Road, Ila, Ga. 30647.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.

Coile Brown
Coile Frank Brown, 90, of Hull, died Monday, December 27, 2004.
Born on December 14, 1914, he was the son of the late John Glenn and Carrie Brown. He was a veteran having served in the United States Navy during WWII and was retired from his position as President of Smith, Boley-Brown, Inc. Throughout his lifetime he was very active in the Athens community, serving as an officer in the Lion’s Club, the Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge #22, Athens Shrine Club, and Yaarab Shrine Temple of Atlanta. Mr. Coile was a member and deacon of Hull Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Lillie Rice Spratlin; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Gerald Lavonne and Sima Brown, Timothy Rice and Celia Brown, and Titus C. Brown; grandchildren, Klara Brown Reilly, Suzanne Brown Fleming, Stefanie Brown Wright, Kristine Brown Pace, Timothy McQuaid Brown, John Brown, Javaneh Brown, and Taraneh Brown; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Francis Bond and Lois Aiken, both of Hull.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 31, at 4 p.m., at Hull Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Athens Christian School, 1270 Hwy 29 N., Athens, Ga. 30610, Camp Maranatha, P.O. Box 53, Ila, Ga. 30647, or Hull Volunteer Fire Department, Hull, Ga. 30646.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 29, 2004.

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