Sister Ida Armour, 94, died Sunday, June 24, 2007. She was born in Morgan County on October 15, 1912 to the late Jim Armour and the late Dokis Austin Armour.
She attended the Burney Street Schools. She was a member of Clarkâ€™s Chapel Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Willie Mae Collier; grandsons, Jeffery (Lanita) Collier, Derek (Bernice) Cole; a granddaughter, Latonya Cole; three great-grandchildren, four great nieces, one great-great niece, one great nephew, the Hunt Family, Clarkâ€™s Chapel Baptist Church Family, the Norris Family, the G.C.M.B.A. Lodge # 37 Family and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30 in Clarkâ€™s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. W. J. Reid officiating with interment in Thankful Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flower attendants were members of G.C.M.B.A. Lodge # 37, Pride of Madison; casket attendants were Mike Ansley, Ezell Weaver, James Edwards, Kenny G, Dwayne A. Harris and Eddie Parks Jr.
Jones and Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Lee Jefferson Sr.
Robert Lee Jefferson Sr., 74, died Thursday, July 12, 2007. He was born in Madison on August 9, 1932 to the late Lee and Annie Bell (Mapp) Jefferson, the youngest of 13 children. He was an active member of Springfield Baptist Church and Buckhead Star Lodge # 213.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine King Jefferson, a son, Robert Jr. (Gail); six daughters, Sandra LaGuin (Rocky), Pamela Brown (Edgar), Bertha Anderson (Tony), Barbara Gray (Michael), Lillie Muhammad (Mikal), and Velma Ann Wright; five sisters, Annie Ruth Bolt, Willie Ware, Daisy Johnson and Cleo Holt, all of Atlanta, Massie Moore (Johnnie) of Cleveland, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Earnestine King Robertson and a brother-in-law, Albert King (Brenda), and nephews, nieces and friends.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 16 in Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. W. J. Reid officiating, assisted by Rev. Fred Perriman, Rev. Cedric Cotton, Rev. Dr. Willie Emus, and Rev. Aaron Carter. Interment was in Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery.
Casket attendants were members of Buckhead Star Lodge # 213 and honorary casket attendants were Perez Robertson, Marquis Brown, Joshua Mathis and nephews.
Flower attendants were Cheryl Gray, Crystal LaGuin, Zebra Jefferson, Earnestine Robertson, Stephanie Laborn, Chandelen Gray, Candace Jefferson, Cecilia Anderson, Latilder Robertson and Chanel Gray.
Jones and Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Helen Miller Simms Peaco
Helen Miller Simms Peaco, 91, of Madison died Monday, July 30, 2007 at St. Maryâ€™s Hospital. She was born Helen Miller Simms, the daughter of Fred and Sybil Upton Simms in Hinton, West Virginia. She was married to the late William Walter Peaco.
Mrs. Peaco worked as a bookkeeper in the banking industry in West Virginia. She was a member of Belpointe Baptist Church but attended Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church since moving to Buckhead eight years ago. She came to Georgia to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Charles and Billie Will.
She is survived by her daughter, Billie Will and son-in-law, Charles and two grandchildren, Michael Will and wife Wendy and Kim Will and by a brother, Dick Simms.
The funeral service was held later in Hinton, West Virginia. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Source of Light Mission, 1011 Mission Road, Madison, GA 30650.
A. E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Willie B. Wallace
Willie B. Wallace, 75, died August 1, 2007 at Eatonton Health Care. He was born July 4, 1932 to Rich and Nollie Wallace in Hancock County Georgia. He was a faithful and devoted member of Beulah Baptist Church in Hancock County.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby M. Wallace of Madison; four daughters, Mary (Willie Lee) Johnson, Patricia (Johnny) Crawford, Angela (Clifford) Lowe, all of Madison, JoAnn (Gary) Thompson of Monticello; three sons, Willie Wallace Jr., Michael Wallace, both of Madison, Harvey (Janice) Wallace of Athens; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mattie Dorsey of Atlanta, Josie Jackson of Sparta; brothers-in-law, Elbert (Patricia) Burston of Madison, Ernest (Ida) Hall of Macon and a host of nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Seven brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 4 in the Chapel of Jones and Turner Funeral Home with Minister Aaron Carter officiating. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Godfrey.
Casket attendants were Clifford Lowe, Ernest Hall Jr., Derrick Dudley, Marvin Smith, Calvin Little, Anthony Frazier and Dexter Burston.
Jones and Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lucile Williams Davis
Lucile W. Davis, 90, of Madison died Thursday, August 2, 2007. She was a native and life-long resident of Morgan County. She was born August 27, 1916 to Lee and Willie Moore Williams. She was married to Marvin A. Davis who preceded her in death in 2003.
She was a member of Madison Baptist Church. She enjoyed gospel music and loved to walk.Â
Mrs. Davis is survived by two children, James Davis and Brenda of Monroe and Ruth Davis Kirkland of East Point; two grandchildren, Khelee Kirkland and Stephanie Yarter and Jay; two great-grandchildren, Blake Yarter and Brooke Yarter; one brother, Robert Williams. A grandson, Marvin Davis preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4 in the Chapel of A. E. Carter Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Ross officiating. Interment was at Madison Memorial Park.
A.E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
John F. Gillman
John F. Gillman Sr. of Conyers died Thursday, August 2, 2007 at the age of 62. Born in Newton County to the late Joe and Cordie Lou Wilbanks Gillman, he served in the United States Army in Vietnam in 1967. He retired from BellSouth after 33 years of service and was a member of the CWA Local 3205. He was of the Baptist faith and loved hunting, fishing, traveling, gardening and most of all spending time with his family. His brother, Oliver Gillman, preceded him in death.
Mr. Gillman is survived by his wife Glenda Gillman of Conyers; daughters, Mary Gillman of Atlanta and Lisa Gillman of Conyers; a son, John F. Gillman Jr. of Conyers; grandchildren, Laura Watkins, Crystal Watkins, Dusty Smith and Jasmine G. Gillman-Basila; sister, Juanita Padgett of Chattanooga, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 4 at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home in Covington with Rev. James A. Moore officiating and interment was at Antioch Baptist Cemetery in Morgan County. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Rd., Athens, Georgia 30605.
Melody Ann Dobson David
Melody Ann Dobson David, 53, of Buckhead died Friday, August 3, 2007. She was born in Essex County, New Jersey on July 3, 1954 the daughter of the late William Edward Dobson and Letha Elizabeth Dobson. She lived in New Jersey until she was five years old when she moved to Georgia.Â
During her working career she was the office manager for Lake Oconee Security Systems, Inc for the last 16 years, was a bartender at Mikeâ€™s Place, worked at RJâ€™s in Putnam County and worked at Oconee Meats and Spirits. Recently she has been living in Greensboro because of her illness. She visited the lake area for many years while hunting and camping before moving here in 1990, Among her other interests were gardening, flowers and humming birds.
Her husband, Larry David, preceded her in death in April 2005. She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Lynn Jordan Smith of Bethlehem; a very good and loyal friend, Debbie Spann of Greensboro; two sisters, Dawn Meadows of Athens and Linda Harlan of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Robert Dobson and Brian Dobson both of Douglasville; two grandchildren, Mesha Smith and Letha Smith and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, August 10 at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro with Rev. Dennis Mitchell officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Oconee Regional Humane Society, P.O. Box 3986 Eatonton, GA or Save the Manatee, 500 Maitland Ave., Maitland, Fla. or your favorite charity.
McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
Funeral service for Corris Wright, 56, were held at noon Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Smyrna Baptist Church with the Rev. Harlon Heard, Pastor officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
He was born January 30, 1951 to Eugene Wright and the late Bertha Franklin Wright. He was preceded in death by his mother, a sister Jessie Mae Dennis and a brother Calvin Wright. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.
Mr. Wright is survived by his father, Eugene Wright Sr., his step-mother, Odessa Davis; five brothers, Eugene Jr. (Margrea), Ernest (Odessa), Donald (Sherry), all of Madison, Horace of Covington, Georgia and Freddie of Miami, Florida; two sisters, Marie (Robert) and Sharon (Tim), all of Madison; a step-sister, Alma (David) of Valdosta; a niece Rosalene King of Decatur; an aunt Delia Franklin of Madison; and a uncle John Henry Chapman of Decatur.
His nieces served as flower bearers and his nephews served as pall bearers.
Mapp-Gilmore Pyramid Funeral Service, LLC was in charge of arrangements.