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OBITUARY PAGE - SEPTEMBER 22, 1999 - DANIELSVILLE, GA


Fred T. Bridges
Fred Thomas Bridges, 86, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Bridges was born October 21, 1912. He was a son of the late Toombs and Quilla Graham Bridges.
Mr. Bridges was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 17, at Bluestone Baptist Church with the Revs. David McDonald and Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Bridges' nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Vic Bridges; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Billy Argo, Danielsville; three brothers, Horace Bridges, Madison, Talmadge Bridges, Danielsville, and Hugh Bridges, Kannapolis, N.C.; two sisters, Nell Pittard, Comer, and Octavie Sellers, Covington; and two grandsons, Greg Argo and Clint Argo, both of Danielsville.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 1999

Paul Marlowe
Paul Marlowe, 41, of Athens, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999.
Mr. Marlowe was born in Warner Robins, the son of H.W. "Bill" Marlowe, Winterville, and the late Sybil Jean Neisler Marlowe.
He had lived in the Athens area all of his life and was employed in the construction business.
Graveside services were held Saturday, September 18, in Winterville Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Marlowe, Danielsville; one sister, Becky Hammock, Athens; and three brothers, Richard Marlowe, Homer, David Marlowe, Hull, and Ronnie Marlowe, Athens.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 1999

Robert L. Drake
Robert Lee Drake, 79, of Colbert, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999.
Mr. Drake was born in Clarke County, the son of the late David and Alice Sorrells Drake.
He had been employed with the Georgia Department of Transportation and was a member of Macedonia Holiness Church. Mr. Drake was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Chandler Drake.
Graveside services were held Sunday, September 19, in the Macedonia Holiness Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Gunter, Carlton; one son, Michael Drake, Colbert; one sister, Savola Anglin, Danielsville; two brothers, Luther Drake, Colbert, and Alfred Sorrells, Rayle; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 1999

Flora S. Phillips
Mrs. Flora Sailors Phillips, 96, of Commerce, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Phillips was born May 7, 1903. She was a daughter of the late Zelotus and Susan Elizabeth White Sailors.
Mrs. Phillips was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was of the Holiness denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny L. Phillips, and a son, Howard O. Phillips.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 16, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Curtis Hammonds and Luke Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Grady L. Phillips, Lithonia; one daughter, Eva Tolbert, Commerce; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 1999

Rachel Warwick
Mrs. Rachel Warwick, 71, of Grayson, sister of Catherine Jones, Colbert, died Friday, September 17, 1999, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
A native of Cedartown, Mrs. Warwick spent most of her life in Chamblee. She was a homemaker and of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, at Union Grove Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Asa Dorsey, John Sorrells and Doug Hendricks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Loy Warwick; son and daughter-in-law, David and Eddie Warwick, Grayson; two brothers, S.L. Watson, Rome, and Van Watson, Cedartown; sisters, Edna Earl Ledbetter, Margaret Corbin, Carolyn Sphan and Geraldine "Jerry" Stephens, all of Cedartown; and two grandsons, Wesley and Jarrard Warwick, both of Grayson.
Alexander's Gateway Chapel Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 1999

Dovena V. Beard
Mrs. Dovena Venable Beard, 93, of Commerce, died Monday, September 20, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Beard was born January 20, 1906. She was a daughter of the late Elmer and Margaret Matthews Venable.
Mrs. Beard was a former schoolteacher and was the owner of Beard Grocery and Restaurant. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Beard was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Beard.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 22, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Larry H. Beard, Decatur; one daughter, Elaine Wilmont, Fayetteville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 1999

Maggie S. Sargent
Mrs. Maggie Sarahelle Moore Sargent, 77, of Commerce, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Sargent was born November 18, 1921. She was a daughter of the late Daniel Oscar and Ida Kay Moore.
Mrs. Sargent was retired from Southern Uniform Rental and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Frank Sargent.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 17, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Tim Garrett and Richard James officiating. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge.
Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Sargent, Charlotte, N.C., and Wyman Sargent, Braselton; one brother, Roger Moore, Jefferson; one sister, Merline McKie, Commerce; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 1999

Mary A. Griffeth
Mrs. Mary Ann Griffeth, 69, of Statham, died Thursday, September 16, 1999.
Mrs. Griffeth was a daughter of the late Bill and Floy Holliday Casper.
She was retired from Barrow Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Griffeth was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Griffeth.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 17, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Bob Murphy and Eric Shelton officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Tina Davis, Watkinsville; two sons, Tony Griffeth, Pine Mountain, and Terry Griffeth, Statham; two sisters, Laura Rooks, Winder, and Jean Brown, Colbert; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Egleston Children's Hospital, 1405 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30322.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 1999

Esther L. Atkinson
Mrs. Esther Louise Shedd Atkinson, 61, of West Berlin, N.J., sister of Harold Shedd, Colbert, died Monday, September 13, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Atkinson was a daughter of Ruth York Shedd, Cornelia, and the late Roy Shedd.
She was a graduate of South Habersham High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in theology from Jameson College. Mrs. Atkinson was an executive secretary in civil engineering and was an ordained minister. She had her own ministry entitled "The Latter Rain Miracle Time Ministries."
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 16, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Rev. Billy Burrell officiating. Burial was in the Demorest City Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at a later date in her hometown.
Survivors, in addition to her mother and brother, include two sons, Douglas Atkinson, West Berlin, N.J., and Mark Atkinson, Sewell, N.J.; one sister, Carolyn Quist, Scottsdale, Ariz.; brothers, Lee Shedd and Bryant Shedd, both of Cornelia, Larry Shedd, Demorest, and Ronald Shedd, Rome; and five grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 1999

Elmer J. Davis
Elmer Jefferson Davis, 76, of Brunswick, formerly of Clarke County, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Davis was a son of the late Walker Levis and Mattie Threkeld Davis.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired agent from Railway Express Agency.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Mobley Davis; three daughters, Vonda D. Ragsdale, St. Simons Island, Francine D. Herron, Athens, and Leah D. Waggoner, Winterville; one son, Joseph A. Davis, Brunswick; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Banks Funeral Home, Sylvester, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 1999

Louise F. Gaddis
Mrs. Louise Fleeman Gaddis, 78, of Elberton, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Gaddis was a daughter of the late James Ezra and Onie Ray Fleeman.
She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Carl Loyd and George Thornton, and a son, Clark Loyd.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 17, at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Milton Bagwell officiating. Burial was in the Vineyards Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Madison County. Mrs. Gaddis' grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda T. Adams, Elberton; two sons, Hewell Loyd, Bowman, and Allen Thornton, Canon; one sister, Eula Mae Hayes, Anderson, S.C.; two brothers, Aaron Fleeman and J.C. Fleeman, both of Anderson, S.C.; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, September 22, 1999



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