Martha Julia Hollis, 70, of Social Circle, died Monday, February 2, 2009.
Mrs. Hollis loved antiques and enjoyed working at her booth at the antique mall in Social Circle.
Surviving are her husband, Morgan Hollis of Social Circle; a son, Chris Hollis of Huntington Beach, California; a daughter, Lucy H. Peters of Covington; a brother, Fred Rutherford of Conyers, and a granddaughter, Samantha M. Peters.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, at the chapel of the First Baptist Church of Social Circle with Elder Jimmy Fulmer and Rev. Richard Noth officiating. Interment followed at the Davis Family Cemetery in Rutledge.
Henry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Dixon Gilmore
Dorothy Dixon Gilmore, 84, died February 3, 2009 at the home of her daughter, Olga Warren in Fayetteville. She was born September 13, 1924 in Orlando, Florida to the late Ulysses Dixon of Dawson and the late Amrose Stewart of Madison. She was the granddaughter of the late Oscar and Hattie Mapp and niece of the late Olga Mapp of Madison.
On March 28, 1953 she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late John V. Gilmore Jr. This union was blessed with two children of which their son, Oliver A. Gilmore Sr. preceded her in death.
Mrs. Gilmore retired in 1982 from the Muscogee County Board of Education, Columbus, having taught school there for 32 years. She started her teaching career in Morgan County after graduating from Fort Valley State College, currently Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley.
Mrs. Gilmore returned to Madison to help carry on the family business, Mapp Funeral Home after her parents became ill. She’s was a Licensed Funeral Director, a life member of the 7th District, and Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, Inc.; Life member of 100 Black Women of Funeral Service; Star Amaranth, OES # 15; Life member of the African-American Museum in Madison and a Life member of the Retired Teacher Association.
She joined St. Paul A. M. E. Church at an early age. Although she moved to Columbus she still maintained her membership there. When she returned to Madison she again became an active member.
She is survived by a devoted daughter, Olga Warren (Brady E.) of Fayetteville; four grandchildren. Spec. Oliver A. (Kelly) Gilmore Jr. of Ft. Lewis, Washington, Christopher E. Gilmore of Nashville, Tennessee, Brittany Burke of Atlanta, and Brady Gilmore of Madison; one sister, Lottie B. Johnson of Covington; a devoted cousin, Rev. Mance Mapp and devoted neighbors and friends, Lucy Harris, Ernest Davis, George Carter and Patricia Brown and a host of other relatives, friends and Mapp-Gilmore Pyramid Funeral Home Staff.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 9 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Cedric Cotton officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery.
Active flower ladies were members of Star of Amaranth, OES # 15. Active Pallbearers were Mapp-Gilmore Pyramid Staff. Honorary Funeral Directors, Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, Inc.
Mapp-Gilmore Pyramid Funeral Home of Madison was in charge of arrangements.
Lynda Faye Palmer
Mrs. Lynda Faye Palmer, 51, of Buckhead, died February 5, 2009. Mrs. Palmer was born December 26, 1957 in Graham County, N.C. to Aud and Bessie Crisp Williams. She was married to Robert Joseph Palmer, Sr. The Palmers made their home in Buckhead. Mrs. Palmer was a member of Freedom Worship Center. She worked for many years with the Morgan County School System as a paraprofessional and bus driver. She was proud of the fact that she drove a bus for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Mrs. Palmer loved her church and church family. She also enjoyed writing and singing gospel music. Mrs. Palmer loved her family and will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Palmer and two children, Scott Palmer and Robert Joseph “Joe-Joe” Palmer, Jr. and Jessica. Also surviving is her mother, Bessie Crisp Williams, and stepmother, Betty Williams, and siblings, Shelia Graham, Kathleen Williams, Irene Farley, Claudine Gibson, Loretta Marino and Jimmy Williams. She also leaves five grandchildren, Austin Stansil, Cody Stansil, T.J. Palmer, Robert Joseph “Trey” Palmer, III and Morgan Nicole Palmer.
The family received friends Saturday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at A.E. Carter Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Freedom Worship Center. Rev. Wayne Powers officiated. Interment followed at the Buckhead Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rance Shuler, Rocky Burrell, Josh Davis, Jimmy Millsap, Jared Chamlee, Gerald Wheeler, David Snipes and William Townsend.
A.E. Carter Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Sandra Karl, 71, of Madison died Friday, February 6, 2009 at Abby Hospice, Social Circle after fighting a long seven year battle with ovarian cancer. She was cremated with a memorial service planned for 11 a.m. February 14 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Madison.
She was born September 19, 1937 in Olean, New York and has lived in Madison raising her horses for the past 32 years.
She is survived by her husband, Allan Karl of Madison, a daughter, Holly Lombardo, son-in-law, Phil Lombardo, and a grandson Matthew, all of Atlanta; and a son, Paul Karl of Commerce.
Gerald F. “Jerry” Gilbert
Gerald “Jerry” Gilbert of Madison died suddenly Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at him home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by A. E. Carter Funeral Home.