Constance Ruth Cooke

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Constance Ruth Cooke, of Madison, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 76. Connie was born in Baltimore, MD on December 20, 1940 to the late Kenneth James Baumann of Baltimore, MD and the late Ruth Amelia Baumann of Baltimore, MD.  In 1962 she graduated from Towson University in Towson MD, began her career as a teacher in the Baltimore Public School system and married George Albert Cooke in Annapolis, MD. Connie was a loving wife, caring mother and doting grandmother. Throughout her life, Connie gave a great …

Hal S. Crawford Sr.

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Hal S. Crawford Sr., 81, passed away November 7, 2017 at Northside Hospital after succumbing to pneumonia. He was born in Buckhead, Morgan County, Georgia to Custer Crawford and Martha Spearman Crawford Talley on March 7, 1936. He was a member of  the First United Methodist Church of Madison. He attended Morgan County High School and the University of Georgia where he was a member and president of Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. Hal was also the past president of the Optimist Club in Sandy Springs as well as served …

Leesa Ann Greenway

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Leesa Ann Greenway, 55,  of Madison, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. Born in Macon, she was the daughter of Billy Doolittle of Macon and the late Jane Penland Doolittle of Franklin, North Carolina. In addition to her late mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Greenway, who died on April 5, 2011 and her brother, Timothy Paul Thompson, who died in 2004. She is survived by her three daughters, April Michelle Greenway, Ashley Greenway Holland and husband Jason, Amanda Brooke Greenway; a son, Richard Crawford Greenway; …

Sybil Jones Whitt

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Sybil Jones Whitt, 85 of Rutledge, died Sunday, November 5, 2017. Mrs. Whitt was at home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Whitt was born June 3, 1932 to Levi and Claudia Jones. On February 1, 1952 she married Fred Whitt. After spending much of their life in Stone Mountain, Mr. and Mrs. Whitt moved to Rutledge in 1997. Mrs. Whitt was a member of Rutledge United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling and working in her yard as long as she was able. Mrs. Whitt is survived by her husband of …

L. C. Brown

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L. C. Brown, 68, of Madison died October 27, 2017. He was born August 3, 1949 to the late Henry McWhorter and Susie Wilson-McWhorter of Madison. He was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church. He was employed with the City of Madison for several years. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Susie McWhorter; brothers Albert and Steve Brown and sister Paulette Cook. He is survived by his son Tony Smith (Brenda); grandchildren Nialonia, Keynonta and DeAngelo Smith; sisters Berdie Washington and Pearlie Clay, brothers Barry …

Lou Rita DeVault

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With saddened hearts the family of Lou Rita DeVault, of Grayson, announces her home going. Rita, age 79, born July 22, 1938, passed away on November 1, 2017 after a struggle with cancer. Rita was preceded in death by her mother Mrytle Withrow Norton and father Randolph Hurst Norton. She was born in Madison, Georgia, Morgan County and lived most of her life in the Atlanta area. Rita was married to James William DeVault on February 15, 1969. Rita and James had one daughter Mollye Lou DeVault of Grayson and …

Jesse James Wilson, Sr.

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Jesse James Wilson, Sr. of Madison passed peacefully into eternal life on November 1, 2017 after a short illness.  A lifelong resident of Morgan County Jesse was born to James G. (Red) Wilson and Fannie I. Mason Wilson on January 25, 1947. He joined Harmony Baptist Church at an early age.  He did many different jobs, but enjoyed working on tractors and related equipment the most, before he became disabled.  He loved to fish and hunt. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, A. Tony Wilson and …

William Grady “Billy” Taylor, Jr.

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William Grady “Billy” Taylor, Jr., 84, of Davisboro, died on Oct. 28, 2017, in the Coliseum Hospital in Macon. Mr. Taylor was born near Davisboro, Georgia, in 1933 to Grady Taylor and Cynthia Cox Taylor. Billy lived most of his life around Davisboro. He served 10 years in the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command during the Korean Conflict as a flight navigator, flying all over the Middle and Far East. While stationed at Homestead Air Base in Florida, he met and married his first wife of 52 years, Jan Schoedinger. They …

Roy Spence

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Roy Spence was born on Aug. 16, 1920, in Lilburn and went home to be with our Lord Jesus on Oct. 29, 2017. Roy was known as “Ed” to his family, and “Roy” to friends and business acquaintances. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Allene Greeson Spence, mother, Mamie Belle Spence, father, Dewitt Talmadge Spence, brothers, J.C. Spence, Hoyt Spence, Everett Spence, Charlie Spence, sister, Mary Lou Graham, and grandson Richard E. Spence. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Cindy Spence, granddaughter and …

Ellison Franklin Whitehead Sr.

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Ellison Franklin Whitehead, Sr. of Madison died October 21, 2017.  He passed peacefully at his home.  Mr. Whitehead was born January 20, 1933 in Greene County to Hugh and Pauline Stone Whitehead.  He was married August 19, 1955 to Jane Goss.  Together they raised a son, Ellison Franklin Whitehead, Jr.  Mr. Whitehead was retired from Georgia Pacific, where he worked as a forester.  He was a longtime member of Beacon Heights Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.  Mr. Whitehead was an avid sports fan.  He especially enjoyed coaching …

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Tony M. Saffold

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Tony M. Saffold, 77 of Buckhead, died October 9, 2017.  Tony was the son of the late Seaborn and Doris Jones Saffold.  He was born February 1, 1940 in Buckhead.  Tony served in the U.S. Air Force and later worked as a manager for Wellington-Puritan Mills.  Tony was a long-time member of Buckhead Baptist Church. Tony Saffold is survived by his children, Sandi Saffold of Winterville and Brian Saffold of Chattanooga, Tenn.  He also leaves a sister, Dottie Saffold and two brothers, S.J. Saffold and Dot and A.T. Saffold and …

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Vivian Marie Huff Hinckley

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A graveside service will be held for Vivian Marie Huff Hinckley at 11a.m. on October 21 at Swords Cemetery. Marie was born in Buckhead, on Dec 2, 1942 and died August 19, 2017 in Ormond Beach, Florida. She is survived by her children and their spouses Karen and Robert Palpant, and Rob and Elizabeth Hinckley, grandchildren Tessa and Larissa Gehringer and Vivian Hinckley, by her sisters and brothers: Bonnie Bubenheim, Jewell Thompson, Billy Huff and Michael Huff and their families.  The service will be handled by AE Carter Funeral Home.

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Gladys Samples Armistead

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Gladys Samples Armistead of Conyers, went home to be with the Lord on October 13, 2017 at 83 years of age. Mrs. Armistead spent most of her life caring for the family and home, and in later years was caregiver to family members in need. However, she had an earlier career in business and insurance, and was one of the first women in the state of Georgia to have her insurance license at a time when that was a very rare achievement. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church …

Leonard Powell McElhannon, Sr.

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Leonard Powell McElhannon, Sr. of Union Point passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Boswell Parker Health & Rehabilitation in Greensboro, at the age of 79.  Leonard was born in Greensboro, on October 6, 1938 to the late Johnny McElhannon and Ursula Weatherford McElhannon. He attended Greensboro High School and on October 11, 1959 he married the former Sarah Sellers. He worked for Athens Regional Engineering Department as a painter. He loved to travel, especially in the mountains, watching sports, and NASCAR. Leonard was a member of the Union …

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Gene Richard Smith Gene Richard Smith, 85 of Madison, died October 5, 2017.  He passed peacefully at his home.  He was born in Carmel, NY on May 12, 1932 to George and Pearl Ganun Smith.  After accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior while a student at Cornell University in New York state, Gene dedicated his life to serving the Lord. Along with his wife, Claire, he served as a missionary in Tunisia, Africa, and worked in Christian children’s home ministries for over 25 years. He later served at Source of …

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Mildred Owen Landry (Mrs. Sabin Landry) Mildred was born in Locust Grove, GA on October 10, 1918, to Oma Holden Owen and James Erastus Owen.  The family moved to Madison, GA in 1924, where her father taught at the old Agricultural & Mechanical (A&M) School and later served as County School Superintendent for all Morgan County schools, as well as selling real estate. Because of her father’s school and real estate work, Mildred met and grew to be friends with many of Morgan County’s residents over the years. Mildred completed …

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Dorothy Ann Jenkins Wallace Dorothy Ann Jenkins Wallace of Madison passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Kindred Hospice in Piedmont Athens General. Mrs. Wallace was born October 31, 1922. She is preceded in death by her parents Homer Curtis Jenkins and Nancy Harriett Hearon of Parrott, Georgia. Also preceding her in death, was her husband of sixty-two years, Ted R. Wallace, one sister, Nina Rebecca Jenkins, and five brothers, Woodrow William Jenkins, Homer Dolph Jenkins, Clifford Wellan Jenkins, Glenn Harold Jenkins, and Homer Curtis Jenkins, Jr. Mrs. Wallace was …

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Laura Butler Funeral Services for Mrs. Laura Butler of Madison, GA will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Calvary Baptist Church, 184 Academy St., Madison, GA.  The remains will be placed in state at 9:00 A.M. Rev. Hoke Smith, Pastor, Officiating.  The interment will follow at Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison, GA.  A  Memorial Service will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.at Morgan County High School.  She was the mother of three children, LaVelle Lemon, Celeste Sims (Jamond), McDonough, GA, Walter Curtis …

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Jewel Grace Haden Muzyka Jewel Grace Haden Muzyka, 75 of Madison, died August 25, 2017. She was at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Muzyka was born Oct. 1, 1941 in Mississippi. She was the daughter of the late Elias and Dolly Barnett Haden. She was a retired nurse and enjoyed helping others. For a time, she left healthcare and concentrated on her children. She drove a school bus for many years in Morgan County. She was also a girl scout leader and affected many young women through this …

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Leslie Elizabeth Thomas Freyer Leslie Elizabeth Thomas Freyer, 75, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 surrounded by her family at the Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Georgia after a brief and very courageous battle with lung cancer. Elizabeth was the daughter of Leslie McCarthy and Joseph Henry Thomas, Jr., and leaves her husband of 53 years, Frederick Reese (Fred) Freyer, Jr.; children Frederick Reese (R eese) Freyer, III (Kelly), Sarah Elizabeth (Sally) Freyer Haderlein (Robert), and Rebecca Dreese (Becky) …