James Carthell “Ted” West
James Carthell “Ted” West, 76, of Madison died March 6, 2008. He was born June 29, 1931 in Jacksonville, Alabama to S. D. West and Mamie Prater West. He moved to Madison as a teenager and remained here the rest of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Korea.
Mr. West married Nancy Martin in 1955. Together they made their home in Madison. He operated his own business as a grading contractor for many years. He was a member of Fountain of Praise Fellowship. He was active in the church music program and enjoyed playing his guitar.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Martin West and their daughter, Teddie Sue Wilson and John Richard Wilson Jr; two grandsons, Jock Wilson and West Wilson, two sisters, Sherrie Evans and Elaine Williams, and three brothers, Sam West, Tim West and Roy Morris Sr.
Funeral service was held Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. at Fountain of Praise Fellowship. Interment was in Madison City Cemetery.
A. E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James Girard “Jim” Unger Sr.
James Girard “Jim” Unger of Madison died suddenly Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta. He was the son of the late John G. and Sarah Masters Unger. Born in Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Unger graduated in 1956 from Granville High School in Granville, Ohio and received a degree in Chemistry from the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia in 1960. Following his graduation he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He served in Korea as a tank platoon commander from 1960 to 1962, where he received honors from local communities there for his humanitarian works. He finished his active duty service to his country stationed at Fort Ord, California, then remained in the reserves where he ultimately achieved the rank of Captain.
He joined Hercules, Inc. initially as a research chemist in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was awarded several U. S. Patents for various coatings used in the furniture manufacturing industry. Mr. Unger sent the remainder of his 40-year career with Hercules in sales and management positions before retiring in 2000. After his retirement, Mr. Unger enjoyed traveling the world with his wife Beth, on cruise ships and had recently completed a global circumnavigation in February of 2008 when they returned to California – just in time to celebrate the birth of their grandson, Quinn James Hamilton of Los Angeles.
Mr. Unger first moved to Georgia with his family in 1972 as a result of a work transfer and settled in DeKalb County. In 1976, he and Beth found Madison while searching for an alternative to the suburban Atlanta lifestyle and moved immediately. He was an active member and ordained Elder of the Madison Presbyterian Church and for the last several years was actively involved with the Friends of the Morgan County Library.
Mr. Unger is survived by Adah Elizabeth “Beth” Unger, his wife of 42 years; his son James G. Unger Jr. of Greenville, Delaware; daughter Sarah Elizabeth Hamilton, her husband Kip and their two children Maggie and Quinn of Los Angeles, California; sister Mary Nave and husband John of Reno, Nevada, and nephews, nieces and cousins spanning both U.S. coasts. He is also survived by the many great neighbors, friends and church family here in Madison, a place he proudly considered his home since his first experience with “the genuine South” over 39 years ago and a place where he’ll proudly and happily rest in eternal peace.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14 at Madison Presbyterian Church with Rev. Timothy Boggess officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at a celebration of his life in the church’s fellowship hall immediately following. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Madison Presbyterian Church Building Fund or the Friends of the Morgan County Library.