Cora Lucile Thurmond, 92, of Statham died October 23, 2009. She was born on October 22, 1917 in Greene County. She grew up and graduated from Greene County High School. Ms. Thurmond moved to Atlanta in 1940 where she worked for Sears and Roebuck. After 42 years she retired and moved to Farmington, later moving to Statham. She enjoyed visiting with family and keeping up with the news in the areas in which she had lived.
Ms. Thurmond is survived by one brother, Ed Thurmond of Madison, niece Patsy T. Savage and Frank of Farmington and two nephews, Mack Thurmond and Ellen of Canton, Michigan and John A. Thurmond of Farmington.
The family received friends on Tuesday, October 27, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at A. E. Carter Funeral Home in Madison. The funeral service followed at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel. Interment was at the Farmington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Cemetery Trust Fund at P. O. Box 769, Farmington, GA 30638.
A.E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Marie Pettigrew Parker of 468 Ivan Hill Circle, Atlanta, passed on Monday, October 19, 2009.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 23 at 1 p.m. at the Springfield Baptist Church, Rev. W. J. Reid pastor.
The body will lie in state at 12 noon at the church.
Mapp-Gilmore Pyramid Funeral Service is in charge. Phone 706-342-1656
Patricia Tarpley Page, 71, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 10, 2009 in Simpsonville, South Carolina. A graveside service was held Friday, October 16 at Madison Municipal Cemetery in Madison.
She was born in Madison on November 3, 1937 to Hugh D. Tarpley Sr. and Reecie Graves Tarpley, where she spent her childhood surrounded by a loving family and friends.
As an adult she lived in Simpsonville and Aiken, South Carolina. She spent most of her career as a public servant working in law enforcement. She was one of the first women to graduate from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, in Columbia as a certified Class 1 Officer in 1976. She was held in high regard where she worked at both the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and at the Simpsonville Police Department.
She is survived by her loving brother who she called “the wind beneath my wings” Hugh D. Tarpley Jr., and three sons, William Hugh Page of Simpsonville, Charles Albert Page of Aiken and Curtis Page II of Georgia; two grandsons, Michael Page and Cameron Page, Aunt Marie Patrick of Madison, Aunt Betty and Uncle Edward Kenimer and Aunt Louise T. Malcom of Watkinsville and many other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were handled by A. E. Carter Funeral Home in Madison and Cannon Funeral Home in Simpsonville.
Patricia will live on in the hearts forever of those who were bless to know her. May she rest in peace.
Kathryn Zachry Everitt died Sunday, October 11, 2009 after almost 94 years of life on this earth. She lived most of that time in Madison where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was born in West Point in 1915, married Henry Olin Everitt in 1934 and began married life together in Covington. They moved to Madison in 1938, two years after the birth of their first son Henry Olin Everitt Jr. Their second son Alfred Zachry Everitt was born on Central Avenue in Madison in 1939 and their daughter Mary Kathryn Everitt came three years later.
The family later moved to Billups Avenue in Madison where Kathryn and Olin lived and celebrated more than 60 years of married life together. Kathryn was a faithful member and treasurer of the Georgia Mallory Sunday School class at the Methodist Church in Madison where she also served as Trustee, and steward of the parlor where she arranged flowers every Sunday for many years. She was a leader in the intercessory prayer group at the church, and was reversed by many there as a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. She was a Red Cross Gray Lady, a friend to special education students at Madison Elementary School, a member of the Madison Garden Club, an expert seamstress using her skill to make clothing for the Methodist Orphans Home.
She is survived by her three children, Henry Olin Everitt Jr. and his wife Janice of Huntsville, Alabama, Alfred Zachry Everitt and his wife Mary of Augusta and Mary Kathryn Everitt of Athens; seven grandchildren, Henry Olin Everitt III (Patricia), Zachry Shores Everitt (Karen), Sarah Everitt Baker (Rhett), Zachry Wade Everitt (JoLynn). Tally H. Eddings (Harriet), Kathryn Laird Zachry Everitt, and Mary Rebecca Gill (Chanin); 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Linda Juanita (Nita) Callahan, 62, died Thursday, October 8, 2009, at her home in Greer, S.C with her family at her side. Born December 1, 1946, in Madison, she was the daughter of Nora Lou Head and the late Randall Bishop.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Callahan Jr., a son Ryan Jennings Callahan and daughter Tessa Kaitlin Callahan, her mother Nora Lou Bishop, siblings Randall Bishop (Martha), Bruce Bishop, Kenny Bishop (Jane), George Bishop (Marci) Wayne Bishop, Cheryl Nelson (Ed), Larry Bishop (Alesia), Don Bishop (Gerri Ann), Lou Ellen Rouse (Lou), Denise Hilsman (Danny) and a large extended family.
Visitation and Memorial Service was held Saturday, October 10, at Madison Baptist Church in Madison. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to Miracle Hill Ministries, PO Box 2546, Greenville, SC 29602.
Robert Luke Allgood, 83, of Madison died Tuesday, October 6, 2009. He was born May 14, 1926 in Oxford, the son of the late Carl Samuel Allgood and Etta Wiley Allgood. In 1944 he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the 96th Infantry Division in the Pacific theater during World War II. His unit received the Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism at Okinawa. Of the 230 men in his unit only 36 survived the conflict. He was discharged in 1946 and married his childhood sweetheart, Ruth Ellis in 1947.He had a 30-year career with Southern Bell, relocating to Madison in 1964 to supervise the switch of the last manual exchange in Georgia to automated service. History was made on July 16, 1967 when the last phone call was made in the state that required an operator-assisted switchboard. He retired from Southern Bell in 1982 and remained active in the Telephone Pioneers.
He served as mayor of Madison from 1971 to 1989 acting as city judge in “Mayor’s Court.” Under his leadership Madison’s Historic District was organized. He was active in Madison First United Methodist Church serving many years on the Board of Trustees and most recently on the Building Committee. He was a charter member of the Lions Club in Oxford, a Boy Scout Master of Troop 209 in Conyers, and a member of Kiwanis Club in Madison serving a term as president. He was an avid fan and supporter of the Morgan County Bulldogs. He spent his retirement years dove, quail and pheasant hunting, fishing, gardening and baking. Many people were recipients of his bountiful garden and his delicious cakes and candies.
In November 2008 he was proud to be a part of the 14 men from Morgan County on the Honor Flight to Washington, DC to view the World War II Memorial. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.