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OBIT PAGE - NOVEMBER 17, 1999 - DANIELSVILLE, GA

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Mary A. Martin
Mrs. Mary A. Martin, 59, of Jefferson, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Martin was born October 5, 1940. She was a daughter of the late Hill and Hazel Pitman Long.
Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and a member of Brockton Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Stacey M. Smitherman, and a grandson, Colten Riley Smitherman.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jesse Mealor and Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Ricky Hardy, Scott Hardy, Chris Dodd, Rocky Long, Kenneth Hart, Ken Parks, Matthew Pethal, Billy Morgan and Tris Smith served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" Martin; three daughters, Donna Hudson and Dawn Baker, both of Jefferson, and Teresa Greer, Statham; five brothers, Tim Long and Willie Long, both of Jefferson, Pat Long, Center, Michael Long, Anderson, S.C., and Rex Long, Fontana, Calif.; three sisters, Sarah Hardy, Jefferson, Hilda Hart, Commerce, and Anne Morgan, Anderson, S.C.; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999

Stacey M. Smitherman
Mrs. Stacey M. Smitherman, 25, of Danielsville, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Smitherman was born April 30, 1974, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of William "Bill" Martin, Jefferson, and the late Mary A. Martin.
Mrs. Smitherman was a homemaker and a member of Brockton Road Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a son, Colten Riley Smitherman.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jesse Mealor and Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Steve Fields, Jody Fields, Terry Martin, Dean Martin, Henry Martin, Brian Martin and Jason Fields served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Steven Smitherman, Danielsville; and three sisters, Donna Hudson and Dawn Baker, both of Jefferson, and Teresa Greer, Statham.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999

Colten R. Smitherman
Colten Riley Smitherman, 4, of Danielsville, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Smitherman was born November 1, 1995, in Clarke County. He was a son of Steven Smitherman, Danielsville, and the late Stacey M. Smitherman.
Smitherman was a student at the Jefferson First Baptist Church Preschool. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary A. Martin.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jesse Mealor and Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include paternal grandparents, Bill and Marie Smitherman, Danielsville; and maternal grandfather, William "Bill" Martin, Jefferson.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999

William C. James
William Charles "Bill" James, 64, of Danielsville, died Saturday, November 13, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. James was born December 3, 1934, in Madison County. He was a son of the late Earl W. and Lettie Mae Hilley James.
Mr. James was a retired brick layer and a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church, where he was a charter member of the "Young at Heart."
Funeral services were held Monday, November 15, at the Evangelical Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Peek officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Mr. James' nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a twin brother, Robert T. "Bob" James, Danielsville; one brother, Earl "Dick" James Jr., Royston; five sisters, JoAnn J. Beusse, Danielsville, Armanell J. Shelton, Athens; Sarah J. Kennedy, Commerce, and Lucy J. Graham and Linda J. Harris, both of Canon.
Flowers are optional, or memorials may be made to the Evangelical Methodist Church, c/o Irene Sexton, 4220 Hwy. 174, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999
Mynelle C. McGinty
Mrs. Mynelle Crowder McGinty, 90, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. McGinty was born January 31, 1909, in Kilmichael, Miss. She was a daughter of the late Felix Byron Crowder and the late Vassie Tyler Kelly.
Mrs. McGinty was a resident of Moultrie from 1933 to 1998 and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Ray McGinty, and three brothers, Williard, Pete and Virgil Cannon.
Graveside services were held Saturday, November 13, in Pinecrest Memory Gardens.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Sizie McGinty, Yorba Linda, Calif., and Miles and Dixie McGinty, Sylva, N.C.; daughter, Donna McGinty, Danielsville; sister, Bonnie Bell, Hampstead, N.C.; grandchildren, Lynn Cecil, Placentia, Calif., Donna Morrison, Dallas, Texas, and William Ray McGinty III, Tuscon, Calif.; great-grandsons, Grant and Blake Morrison, both of Dallas, Texas; nieces, Marsha Sloop, North Carolina, and Martha Morgan, Florida; and nephews, Bill, Hoyle and Howard Crowder, all of Florida, and Jessie Cannon, Louisiana.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999

George Beck
George Beck, 78, of Hull, died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Beck was born April 2, 1921. He was a son of the late Frank and Mary Flanagan Beck.
Mr. Beck was a poultry worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Adams Beck.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 11, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Allen Seagraves officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors include one step-son, Darrell Brooks, Hull; two brothers, Curtis Beck, Jefferson, and Rufus Beck, Commerce; five sisters, Sara Covington and Eddie Pearle Wiley, both of Homer, Vernell Evans, Nicholson, and Era Belle Maney and Mamie Turner, both of Commerce; a number of grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999

Eleanor T. Kidd
Mrs. Eleanor T. Kidd, 80, of Comer, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999.
Mrs. Kidd was born in Madison County, a daughter of the late Dewey and Nina Carruth Threlkeld.
She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 12, at New Hope Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jack Taylor officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Lee Bales, Dallas Fields, Mike Kidd, Rufus Kidd, Butch Russell and Howard Threlkeld served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie C. Kidd; one daughter, Lynda Drake, Comer; one son, Charles Kidd, Carlton; one granddaughter, Allison Valdes; and three grandsons, Scott Drake, Chris Kidd and Bryan Kidd.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999

Roy S. Nalley
Roy Slim Nalley, 72, of Maysville, died Sunday, November 14, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jefferson, Mr. Nalley was born October 9, 1927.
He had worked as a heavy equipment operator.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Elmer Maddox and Larry Buffington officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gee Nalley; five sons, Clarence Nalley, Hull, Steve Nalley, Waco, Texas, Jimmy Nalley, Gainesville, Roger Nalley, Lakeland, Fla., and Mike Nalley, Bogart; two daughters, Margie Emmett, Talmo, and Peggy Sullens, Gainesville; six step-sons, Alvin Gee, Gainesville, Jeffery Gee and Jerry Gee, both of Maysville, Jimmy Gee, Gillsville, Joe Gee, Pendergrass, and Roger Grindle, Demorest; two brothers, Eugene Red Nalley, Gainesville, and Horace Nalley, Maysville; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999

Elsie E. McClain
Mrs. Elsie Evelyn McClain, 60, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. McClain was born September 7, 1939, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Claude and Grace Aikens.
Mrs. McClain was retired from the textile industry. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Aikens.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 11, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Bill Franklin officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Members of the Unity Lodge served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Paul McClain Jr.; six sons, Alan Aikens and Dale Aikens, both of Dacula, Billy Pursley, Hull, Joe Pursley, Jefferson, Timmy Pursley, Commerce, and Tommy Pursley, Colbert; two daughters, Janet Kimsey and Runelle Dockery, both of Jefferson; one brother, Wayne Aikens, Winder; 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999

Laura E. Dove
Mrs. Laura E. Dove, 70, of Canon, died Monday, November 8, 1999.
Mrs. Dove was born in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Raymond and Esabelle Sailors Peeples.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 9, in Oak View Cemetery with Frank Fowler officiating.
Survivors include her husband, J.T. Dove; two daughters, Nina Bowden and Lois Sorrow, both of Canon; three sons, Hugh Dove and Leon Dove, both of Royston, and Nathaniel Dove, Canon; three sisters, Doris Peeples, Hartwell, Geannette Sims, Royston, and Patricia Sewell, Bowersville; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999

Sarah D. Martin
Mrs. Sarah Davidson Martin, 75, of Athens, died Friday, November 12, 1999, at a local hospital.
Mrs. Martin was born August 31, 1924, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late William Minor and Sibyl Prickett Davidson.
Mrs. Martin was a graduate of Martin Institute, Jefferson, and a graduate of Athens Business College. She was retired from the U.S. Government Civil Service, with 32 years of service.
Mrs. Martin was a longtime resident of Athens and a longtime member of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Garden Club, NARF, a charter member and past president of the Secretaries Club and an honorary member of the Elks Club in Athens.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, William Luther Martin.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 15, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Michael Marsingill and Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Ed Conley, Mark Watson, Jamie Jarrard, Stanley Watson, Troy Davidson and Wayne Martin served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sisters, Margaret Brown, Gainesville, Bertie May Watson, Danielsville, and Allie Dishman, Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.; two brothers, Bronson L. Davidson, Gainesville, and Gene Davidson, Maysville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999

Nancy Shelnut
Mrs. Nancy Shelnut, 89, of Athens, died Monday, November 15, 1999.
Mrs. Shelnut was born in Oglethorpe County, but had lived most of her life in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late W.R. and Ethel Cauthers Fortson.
Mrs. Shelnut was a housewife and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Shelnut.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 18, at Hull Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Crowe and Virgil Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Shelnut's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Brewer and Linda Cox, both of Athens; one son, Ray Shelnut, Athens; two sisters, Margaret Farmer, Arden, N.C., and Frances Boss, Kannapolis, N.C.; two brothers, Theron Fortson, Athens, and Fred Fortson, Concord, N.C.; 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, November 17, 1999



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