Linda E. Williams
Linda Evelyn Williams, 58, died January 12, 2008. She was born April 23, 1949, one of 12 children of Howard and Neufalla Williams. She attended Pearl High School and graduated with honors in 1968. After graduating from high school she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she was employed with the United States Postal Service as a mail clerk. She recently retired as a Registry Clerk after serving for 37 years.
She was married to Johnny Earl Williams on July 28, 1979.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Neufalla Williams; sister Eunice Ann Bell and two brothers, Mike McDowell Williams and Oscar Wyatt Williams.
She is survived by her husband, Johnny Earl Williams; two sisters Elizabeth Horton of Los Angeles and Peggy Benford of Atlanta; six brothers, Howard “Buck” Williams, Freddie Williams, Wilson “Bill” Williams and Carter Lee Williams, all of Madison; Glen Lamar Williams of Stockbridge and Charles Williams of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters-in-law, Dollie Mae Williams (Bill), Phyllis Williams (Carter Lee), and Vickey Williams (Lamar), her step-daughter, Erike Williams; three step-grandchildren, Ebony, Joshua and Justin; several nieces and nephews and cousins.
Funeral was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 22 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church with the Rev. James McCray officiating. Pallbearers were Corey Williams, Oscar Williams, Tony Williams, Zack Williams, Patrick Benford and Tony Baker. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Williams, Freddie Williams, Wilson Williams, Carter Lee Williams, Charles Williams and Glenn Lamar Williams. Since there was no interment in lieu of flowers the family ask that you send your donations to the Mission Society named after her mother The Neufalla Williams Missionary Society, St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 847 North Fifth Street, Madison, Georgia 30650
Patricia Anne Barnett
Patricia Anne Barnett, 68, died Tuesday, January 22, 2008. She was born September 3, 1939, in Lexington, North Carolina to Wiley and Louise Catherine Peppers Ruark. She was the wife of Keith Barnett.
She was a resident of Bostwick, recently moving from Watkinsville. She was a member of Bishop Baptist Church but was attending Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church. She loved flowers and working in her garden. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She was retired from BellSouth.
Mrs. Barnett is survived by her husband, Keith Barnett; a brother, James Ruark and Jamie Ruth; and two sisters, Linda Schwamlein and Al, and Nancy Peters and Bonnie; sisters-in-law, Patsy James and Wayman, Glenda Cunningham and Kathy Peacock and Tim; nieces and nephews, Donna Lynn Peters, Leigh Anne Brown, Brannon Schwamlein, Clint Ruark and Dana Burton, and great nieces and nephews Gaven Edge, Zach Brown and Rachel Brown.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, at Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church with interment in Bostwick Cemetery.
A. E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Colonel James Thomas Webb (Tom)
Colonel James Thomas Webb (Tom) – Milledgeville – James Thomas Webb, 70, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2008. Funeral services were held Monday, January 28, at 10:45 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial was at 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 4406, Macon, Georgia 31208.
He was born March 28, 1937 and raised in Macon, Georgia. He attended St. Joseph’s Grammar School and graduated from Mercer University in Macon in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a ROTC Commission. After attending Army basic courses at Fort Benning, and at Fort Devens, MA, he was assigned to Europe where he served four years with the Army Security Agency in Staff and Command positions. He was then assigned to Vietnam in 1967 and commanded the 335th Radio Research Company, US 9th Infantry Division in Mekong Delta. He then served with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. for three years. He returned to Vietnam in 1971, assigned as Chief, Air Reconnaissance Branch, MAC in Saigon. After graduate school at the University of Georgia, earning Masters, Specialists and Doctorate Degrees, he taught ROTC at UGA. He attended the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, and served on the Army Staff in Washington, D.C. Other assignments include Arizona and Hawaii. He was selected for promotion to Colonel. He retired from Active Duty in 1985 and held multiple executive management positions. He then moved to Milledgeville and served as Director of Admissions at Georgia Military College for six years. Colonel Webb’s military decorations and awards include The Legion of Merit, The Bronze Star medal with three oak leaf clusters and various other awards and decorations.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jimmie Blackwell, sons Jay Mark Webb (Robin), Fairfax, Virginia, David Thomas Webb (Tina), Plano, Texas, Timothy Clay Webb, Augusta, and two grandchildren, Austin Webb and Lauren Webb, Fairfax, Virginia.
Elvira Patriarca Capasso
Vera Capasso quietly left this earth January 23, 2008 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island on January 26, 1916 to Antonio and Maria Patriarca. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Italy, arriving at Ellis Island, New York in 1909. She was raised in Providence, and married her one and only love Antonio Capasso, one of football’s famous “Four Horseman” of Brown University. And though widowed for over 40 years, she never wavered in her devotion to the memory of “Cap.” She was a devout lifelong Catholic and an active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Madison.
Mrs. Capasso remained a remarkably vital and active woman until the very end of her life. An avid golfer and bowler she was also much sought after as a Golden Age Life Master of bridge. After moving to Madison, 10-years ago, she also began a cherished ritual of cooking Italian dishes for her family, friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Cora and Rose Patriarca; and two brothers, Henry and Frank Patriarca. Surviving family members include Irene Patriarca of Providence, RI; Patricia Benton of Blue Mountain Lake, NY; Frances and Bob Armstrong of Madison; Toni Patriarca of Christianburg, Vir.; and Mia Patriarca O’Flaherty and John O’Flaherty of Providence, R.I. Other survivors include great nieces and nephews, Ciana O’Flahery of Providence, R.I.; Scott and Stephanie Smith of Madison; Frank Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Joseph Smith and Colleen Hall of Madison; Robin and Mason Neil of Highlands, N.C.; and Holly and Peter Wiencek of Brevard, N.C.; great-great nieces and nephews, Henry Smith, Frances Smith and Colter Smith, all of Madison and Abby Wiencek of Brevard, N.C.
The family wishes to honor the care and companion given to Vera by her lifelong friend Birgit Louisiana, Dr. Pamela Hall and the devoted staff of Odyssey Hospice-Health Care of Athens. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 575 Research Drive, Suite A, Athens, GA 30605.
As Vera sampled one of he delectable Italian dishes she would frequently remark, “It’s the best it ever came!” As we celebrate our memories of her life on this earth those who knew and loved her can repeat this phrase in her honor.
A. E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Thurston Askew
Raymond Thurston Askew, 64, of Greensboro, died Thursday, January 24, 2008. He was born on July 31, 1943 to the late Thurston Starr Askew and Carles Irene Davis Askew. He attended Meadowcrest School through fifth grade and then graduated from Greensboro High School in 1961. For a couple of years after high school he worked for Georgia Kraft and later became a substation construction foreman for Georgia Power in 1965 and retired in 2007. He was a member of the Elk’s Club, Jaycees and a former volunteer fireman for the city of Greensboro. He was a member at Walker United Methodist Church. Fishing, camping and traveling were his favorite pastimes.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Brook Askew, on January 17, 2006.
He is survived by a daughter, Donna Askew Moon and husband Tommy of Greensboro; a son, Ben Askew and wife Debbie of Union Point, fiancé, June Huff of Madison; three brothers, Bill Askew and wife JoAnn of Bishop; Allen Askew and wife Sandra of White Plains, and Horace Askew and wife Ann of Greensboro; two granddaughters, Brook Moon and Ellie Askew; mother-in-law, Frances Gunn of Union Point; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 27, at 3:00 p.m. at Walker United Methodist Church with Rev. Jimmy A. Long, Rev. Dwight Webster and Rev. John Pike officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Wayne Hammock, Tommy Towler, Roger Dayton, Bill Campbell, Terry Mabry, Blake Batchelor, Jim Bauch and A. E. Axelberg. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Gene Askew, Luke Askew, Taylor Brook, Drew Mabry, Luke Mabry and Bill Byce. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Madison Christian Church Bldg Fund, 1871 Atlanta Highway, Madison, GA 30650 or Nathanael Greene Academy, P. O. Box 109, Siloam, GA 30665.
Paul Monday, 86, died Thursday, January 24, 2008. He was born December 2, 1921 to the late Lucy Liza and Randolph Monday. He was preceded in death by his wife, Novella Wilborn Monday; sisters Annie Pearl Coats, Carol McCrary, Tennie Mae Tompkins and Hattie Ann Burke; brothers, Thomas Walton Monday, Eddie Monday and David Monday.
He was a member of Jefferson Baptist Church, Jefferson Sun Lodge # 242 and Brothers and Sisters Benevolent Society.
He is survived by his children, Ola, Paul Thomas (Delores), Felton (Marilyn), Carrie and Calvin; a brother, Randolph (Essie Mae) Monday Jr.; sisters-in-law, Annie Kate Butts, Irene Nash, Mary E. Mathis, Essie Mae Monday, Velma Wilborn and Rosa Lee Monday; brothers-in-law, Emory C. Wilborn and Roosevelt (Jessie Mae) Wilborn; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 at Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. W. J. Reid officiating. Interment was in Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flower attendants were his nieces and pallbearers were members of Jefferson Sun Lodge # 242.
Mapp-Gilmore Pyramid Funeral Service, LLC was in charge of arrangements.
Eugene H. (Gene) Moore
Eugene H. (Gene) Moore, 76, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, formerly of Lawreneville died Sunday, January 27, 2008.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 31 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. Interment will be in the Madison City Cemetery in Madison.
A native of Madison Mr. Moore was retired as a payroll accountant with Gaylord Container Corp, after 42 years of service. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Liburn.
He is survived by his wife, Alice R. (Rose) Moore of Spring Hill, Tennessee; daughter and son-in-law, Marian A. and Rickey Brown of Spring Hill, Tennessee; step-son and daughter-in-law, David and Sandi Echols of Hurst, Texas; grandson, Matthew Cronan and granddaughter, Ashley N. Cronan both of Texas; sister, Dorothy M. Roberts of Marietta; brothers, Lamar Moore of Alexandria, Virginia and James Moore of Leesburg, Florida; several great-grandchildren and a host of good friends from Georgia.