Marvin Miller

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Marvin Miller, 85 of Madison, died January 15, 2018. He was born October 1, 1932 in Hall County. Mr. Miller was the son of the late, Joseph Richard Miller and Ruby Harper Miller. He was married to the late Shirley Moon. Mr. Miller served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Later he spent his career with the Westinghouse Corporation. Mr. Miller was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and carpentry. Mr. Miller is survived by his children, Elaine Hemphill and Larry Miller and …

Elease Hawk Shepherd

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Elease Hawk Shepherd, 81 of Rutledge, died January 20, 2018 at her home.  Mrs. Shepherd was born February 9, 1936 in Morgan County to the late Hulon and Erna S. Hawk.  She was married to the late Walter Bonny Shepherd.  They made their home in Rutledge, where together they operated the family farm and raised three children.  Mrs. Shepherd was a member of Rutledge United Methodist Church.   Besides helping manage the farm, Mrs. Shepherd also was an antique dealer.  She was a devoted wife mother and grandmother. Mrs. Shepherd …

Lorraine Duncan

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Lorraine Duncan, 86 of Bishop, died January 14, 2018.  She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary S. Baron.  She was born October 5, 1931 in Chicago Heights, Ill.  She was married to the late C.A. Duncan. Mrs. Duncan was retired from the Morgan County Board of Education, having worked in the lunch room at Morgan County Middle School.  Mrs. Duncan was active at the Morgan County Senior Center and loved her friends there. Mrs. Duncan leaves one son, Paul Keilman, also of Bishop. Her family will receive …

Catherine Frances Brannon Zachary

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Catherine Frances Brannon Zachary, age 105, Madison, formerly of Marietta, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018.  Graveside services will be held at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery, Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA, at 1:30 p.m. with Stephen Wallace officiating. Mrs. Zachary was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Alexander Lee Zachary; parents, Thomas Ode Brannon and Nora Mae Mayes Brannon; brothers, Henry Hoyt Brannon, Thomas Kenneth Brannon, and Earl Mays Brannon; sisters, Floy Marjorie Wages and Annie Mae Zachary; sisters-in-law, Louise Dougherty Brannon, Rebecca Henry Brannon, and Betty Mosley Brannon; …

Catherine Jennings Hardin Newton

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Mrs. Lee Trammell Newton, Sr., 94, of Forsyth passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 11, 2018. A native of Monroe County, she was born in the family home, Hil’ Hardin, in Forsyth to Hugh H. and Katie Mae Arnold Hardin on August 4,1923. She attended Mary Persons High School, Arlington Hall Junior College in Washington D.C., and then graduated from Randolph-Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she was a member of the Phi Mu sorority. After her debut in the Atlanta Debutante Club in 1943, she …

Drusilla Smith Malcom

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Drusilla Smith Malcom, 79 of Bostwick, died January 14, 2018 at her home. She was surrounded by her family. Mrs. Malcom was born September 6, 1938 in Bethlehem, to Oscar David Smith and Mary Lee Smith. She graduated from Georgia State College for Women and taught Home Economics at Morgan County Schools. She later helped manage the Duvall Livestock Barn in Greensboro. Mrs. Malcom was married to the late, Barnett Malcom. She was a long time member of Bostwick United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her card group and traveling. She …

Angela Shields Hood

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Angela Shields Hood, 49 of Apalachee, died January 8, 2018 in Gainesville. She was the daughter of Bobby Ray and the late Sandra Jackson Ray. Angie was born on August 29, 1968 in Atlanta. Angie had worked as a bank teller. She is survived by her children, Haley Watkins, Hayden Hood, Alexia Vaughn and Brittany Vaughn. She also leaves her siblings, Sherry Archer and Rich, Rick Shields and Bobby Ray. three grandchildren behind. Angela was preceded in death by her Mother, Sandy Ray and siblings, Terry Ray and Brian Shields. …

Robert Allen Ray

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Robert Allen Ray, 80 of Apalachee, died January 11, 2018. Mr. Ray was born April 8, 1937 in Atlanta to Claud and Ethel Fowler Ray. Mr. Ray was married to the late Sandra Jackson Ray. He was retired from Roadway where he drove a tractor trailer for 33 years. He loved his family and was a devoted Georgia Tech fan.Mr. Ray is survived by his children, Bobby Ray, Rick Shields and Sherry Archer and Rich. He also leaves 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, a brother, Leonard and two sisters, …

Rev. James “Pop” McCray

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Celebration of Life for Rev. James “Pop” McCray of Madison will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018 at  Saint Philip AME Church: 240 Candler Road, Atlanta, Ga. The remains will lie in state from 9 a.m. to the hour of service. Rev. Dr. William D. Watley Senior Pastor, Eulogist.  Interment at Madison City Cemetery.  Gregory B. Levett & Sons.770.285.6673

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Andrade

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Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Andrade, 75, of Buckhead, died peacefully in her home on November 18, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Ida Belle (Moon) McRee of Buckhead.  A lover of all that bloomed, Betty worked for many years in the florist industry as an owner and designer.  She took pride in her flower garden and enjoyed growing and canning her vegetables. She also was very involved with her Honda Goldwing Motorcycle Association and enjoyed participating in the “Ride for Kids”, benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. …

Margaret Estelle Greeson Sellers

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Margaret Estelle Greeson Sellers, age 93, of the Greshamville Community in Greene County, died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital in Athens, GA. She was born in Greshamville on September 3, 1924 to the late Isaac Hugh Greeson and Flora Roxanne Attaway Greeson. She grew up and graduated from the school in Greshamville.  Estelle married John Able Sellers on October 6, 1940. During her working career she worked for Morgan Sportswear and Golden Pantry in Madison, GA.  She was also a homemaker, devoted mother and grandmother who …

Charles “Chuck” Eugene Foster

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Charles (Chuck) Eugene Foster age 81 of Buckhead went to be with his Lord on Sunday January 7, 2018. Chuck, the son of Earl Eugene and Clara Milton was born in Telluride, Colorado on October 5. 1936 and raised in the mountains of Southwest Colorado in the small community of Ophir. He was the oldest of four children, Donna (Bink), Allan and Beverly. He spent his early years attending school in a one room school house in Ophir, where he would assist the teacher by helping teach the younger students. …

Betty Lou (Albertson) Christopher

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Betty Lou (Albertson) Christopher age 87 of Madison, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 8, 2018. She was a longtime member of Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert C. Christopher. She is survived by her children, Donna Christopher of Madison, Rene Wendel (Ted) of Bastrop, Texas and Scott Christopher (Mary Jane) of Senoia; four grandchildren, Dustin Petry (Julie), Meredith Barrett (Ricky), Robert Christopher and Alyssa Christopher; three great-grandchildren, Emery Petry, William Petry and Dakota Barrett. …

Harriette Wilson Wade

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Harriette Wilson Wade, 98 of Madison died, January 9, 2018 at her home. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 11 at 1 p.m.  and the funeral at 2 p.m. at Madison First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Madison city Cemetery. A. E. Carter Funeral home is in charge. A complete obituary will be in next week’s paper

Randolph “Ran” Morris

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Randolph ‘Ran” Morris was born in Madison to Tommy Morris and Hattie Martin on Oct. 22, 1948. He departed this life on September 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents four brothers, Robert, Johnny, Andrew and Terry. He was united in Holy Matrimony to Christine Lawrence on August  26, 1972. He graduated from Pearl High school. He was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was known as the best auto mechanic in Madison and surrounding counties and he would help …

Lee Usher Thomas

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Lee Usher Thomas died Dec. 19, 2017 at Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center in Madison. He was born September 25, 1962 in Madison to the late John Henry and Fannie Louise Thomas. He was educated in the Morgan County School System and later joined the work force. He was a member of First Saint Paul Church and a member of Buckhead Star Lodge 213. For many years he was a volunteer Firefighter for the Madison Fire Department. Mr. Thomas  will always be remembered and loved by his son Donte Swint …

John Charles Addison Cowart

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John Charles Addison Cowart was born on Sept. 2, 1980, and died Dec. 26, 2017. Charles is survived by his parents, Leslie and Carol Cowart, his sister Elizabeth Tingle, his two nieces and two nephews, Patrick, Caroline, Kaedence, and Matthew Tingle, two great-uncles Wayne Cowart and Larry Crisler, and a cousin Cayce James. He was an amazing human being, a typical brother to a sister, a fantastic friend, a living example of love, the world’s greatest uncle/babysitter, a cherished son, a follower of Christ, and a chosen child of God. …

Minister Paul Anthony Morris

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Paul Anthony Morris was born March 8, 1964 in Madison to Hattie Mae Davis and McArthur King. God called His faithful servant home Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. He was educated in the Morgan County School system, where he received his diploma with the Class of 1982. Wearing  23 on his jersey he was a force to be reckoned with as a running back and safety for the Morgan County Bulldogs. He was a power lifter and has been known to have …

Joan Carter

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Joan Carter, 89 of Madison, died Dec. 27, 2017. She was a native of Gainesville, born on August 1, 1928 to Clyde and Lilybell Hollis Carter. She was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women and obtained a Master’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ms. Carter served as a missionary in Louisiana and Virginia before moving into foreign mission. She then served for many years in Eastern Africa. Ms. Carter was a member and deacon of Madison Baptist Church. Joan Carter is survived by her brother, Clyde …

Chet Brett

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Chet Brett 93 of Madison, died Dec. 27, 2017. He was born March 3, 1924 in Vevay, Indiana to Roy Lee Brett and Lucy Irwin Brett. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Schandig Corporation where he was a superintendent. Mr. Brett was a member of Centennial Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer and sports fan. He enjoyed camping and loved his church.  Mr. Brett loved to help others, having served with Campers on Mission, disaster relief groups and …