Ruth Arwood Smith, 84, of Madison died Thursday, September 10, 2009. She was born July 23, 1925 in Hartwell to Leonard and Vinnie Morris Arwood. She was married to the late Gladston Smith. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker but also a farmer. While Mr. Smith ran the family dairy she operated a beef cattle operation. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and the Christian Women’s Association. She enjoyed cooking and gardening and being outdoors. She especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her children, Virginia Ann Lee and Jon, Gladston Lamar Smith and Kay and Reba Gayle Smith; four grandchildren, Stacy Dumke and Gerry, Hillory Oberman and Richard, Ellen Blaxton and Chad and Michael Smith and Lori; six great grandchildren, a sister, Gertrude Pugh and J. C., nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of A. E. Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Duff officiating. Interment was at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Madison Health and Rehabilitation or the American Diabetes Association.
A. E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jack Lord, 89, of Madison died Friday, September 11, 2009. He was the son of the late Oscar B. and Ollie Tanner Lord. He was born April 20, 1920 in Jackson County.
The Lord family moved to Morgan County in the late 1930’s where they were farmers. Later in life Mr. Lord’s occupation was a mechanic and a machinist at Wellington Puritan Mills. He served in the United States Army 341st Infantry during World War II. He entered the Army November 30, 1944 and served in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign, EAME Campaign, and the Philippine Independence. He was honorably discharged November 3, 1946.
Mr. Lord was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church where he served as trustee, treasurer and chairman of the Board of Deacons.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Ann Lord Aiken.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Imogene Miller Lord; children, Betty (Gary) Stewart and Jacky (Debbie) Lord; grandchildren, Darlene (Lance) Alexander, Denise (Andy) Frost, Chad Lord and Tonya (Sean) McMahon; great-grandchildren, Kevin and Kelly Alexander, Brantley, Garrett and Sawyer Frost and Chase and Kaitlyn McMahon; two sisters, Mary Lou Shepherd and Lois Armour, and three brothers Tom, C. P. and Henry Lord.
Funeral service was held Sunday, September 13 at Faith Baptist Church. The Rev. Thomas Ghann and the Rev. Wayne Ghann officiated and interment was in Faith Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons and two nephews Dave Lord and Dennis Miller.
A.E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
C. A. Duncan, 85, of Bishop, died September 10, 2009.
A native of Maysville, he was a son of the late Annie Knight and Columbus Albert Duncan.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date at St. James Catholic Church in Madison.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Duncan; stepson, Paul A. (Karen) Keilman, Jr. of Bishop; brother, Edward (Mae) Duncan of Watkinsville; sisters, Mildred Ginn of Athens and Jurlee Fielding of Colbert; three grandchildren, Paul, Mary and Madeline; a number of nieces and nephews.
Oconee Chapel Funeral Directors, Inc., is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lucy Ann (Brown) George, 95, of Washington. recently of Clarksburg, Md., died on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Northampton Manor Nursing Center.
She was the wife of the late William Hardeman George, Sr.
Born on December 19, 1913 in Greensboro. She was a daughter of the late James L. Brown, Jr. And Clara S. (Wright) Brown.
Mrs. George devoted her life to her family and home. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames, the Garden Club of Washington, GA, and the Pilot Club International Foundation.
Memorial Service were held at Smyrna United Methodist Church, Washington, on Wednesday, September 16 at 11 a.m.
Surviving are a son William H. George, Jr. and wife Helen of Richmond, VA, a daughter Ann Williamson and husband George of Frederick, eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. The family requests that those individuals who care to show their support make a contribution to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, in lieu of flowers.
Online condolences to the family may be expressed at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.
Mary Fowler Brannon, 92, of Atlanta died Saturday, September 5, 2009 in her home at Canterbury Court. The family held a private memorial service. Mrs. Brannon was predeceased by her husband, Ben W. Brannon and her siblings, Gordon Fowler, Paul Fowler and Don Fowler.
She is survived by her children, Carole B. Mason and her husband Bob Mason and Milton W. Brannon and his wife, Greer Brannon; five grandchildren, Ross Mason, Robert Mason and (Shannon), Holly Mason, Sarah Dozier and (Martin), and Weesie Floss and Eric; and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Brannon was born July 31, 1917 in Mt. Zion, (Carroll County) to Essie and Fred Fowler. She moved to Atlanta with her family in 1920 and married in 1937, She was a member of the Camellia Garden Club, Capital City Club, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and an active volunteer with the Atlanta Arts Alliance (Woodruff Arts Center), Atlanta History Center / Swan Coach House, and the Piedmont Hospital Pink Ladies.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Atlanta Woodruff Arts Center, your favorite charity or Madison Baptist Church.
Debra Hann Strange, 57, of Madison died September 1, 2009 after an extended illness. She was born August 7, 1952 in Montgomery, Alabama to the late John and Martha Smith Hann. She was married to Curtis Strange.
Mrs. Strange was a member of the Oconee Church of Christ. She worked for many years at the former Rutledge Academy. She enjoyed cooking, crafts and time spent with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Curtis and three children, Christy Bodenhamer, Matthew Strange and Wendy and Lee Strange; two brothers, Paul Hann and Diane and Steve Sides and Fayeth; five grandchildren, Caleb Bell, Allison Bell, Jackson Strange, Cameron Strange and Mason Bodenhamer.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 3 in the Chapel of A. E. Carter Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Buckhead Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Wood officiating.
A.E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.