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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) …

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Jacob Alan “Jake” Bechtol Jacob Alan “Jake” Bechtol, 13 year old son of Casandra Nicole Peters Bechtol and Andrew Alan Bechtol, passed away on  Tuesday, August 22, 2017. He was born in Conyers,  on November 11, 2003.  He loved music especially Bruno Mars and the noise from motorcycles and trucks. Jacob was a delight to everyone who knew him. He blessed so many lives. In addition to his parents, Andrew and Nicole, he is survived by his sister, Kristina Marie Bechtol; his brother, Peyton Michael Bechtol; paternal grandmother, Sheila Bechtol; …

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Charlotte Anne Pace Charlotte Anne Pace, 87 of Rutledge, died August 17, 2017.  Mrs. Pace was born in Mansfield, on February 2, 1930 to David and Lottie Maude Hays Hitchcock.  She was married to the late Carter Pace.  Mrs. Pace was a homemaker and was talented with her hands.  She painted and drew and enjoyed sewing and gardening.  She played the piano and sang and loved to build.  A beautiful woman with a beautiful heart has reached a beautiful place.  Anne Pace, our beloved Mother carried herself with a heart …

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Andrew Jonathan Hackney Andrew Jonathan Hackney, 38 of Rutledge, died August 2, 2017.  Drew was the son of the late Gary Bruce Hackney and Sarah Frances Hitchcock.  Drew was born February 23, 1979 in Columbia, SC.  He worked as a grill cook.  He enjoyed playing bass guitar and attending sporting events.  Drew liked camping and gaming. Drew Hackney is survived by a sister, Jennifer Moss and Andrew and a step brother, Richard Wright and Ginger.  He leaves his step-mother Beth Hackney and an aunt and uncle Suzanne Wilson and Bill.  …

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Joyce Charment Davenport Bryans Joyce Charment Davenport Bryans, 76 of Madison (Greshamville) ,passed away on July 23, 2017 at Madison Health and Rehab in Madison.  Born on February 3, 1941 in Blairsville, she was the middle child of the late William Jewel and Rachel Tatum Davenport. Joyce graduated from Union County High School, Blairsville, in the class of 1959.  After high school, she moved to Atlanta and worked for Glidden Paint Company as a bookkeeper.  After the birth of her son, Bill, in 1963, she became a stay at home …

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Thomas Joseph Jessup Thomas (“Tom”) Jessup. age 84, Madison, passed away July 20, 2017, at the Harbor on Harmony Road. Even though Tom will be greatly missed, he didn’t want to be mourned, just remembered as a person who loved life. Arrangements are being made for a memorial service in August to celebrate his life; the date will be posted at a later time. Tom was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, June 11, 1933. He was the only child of Clifford John Jessup and Norma Justine Weaver Jessup. Tom was …

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Thomas “Tom” Jessup Thomas (“Tom”) Jessup. Age 84, Madison, GA, passed away July 20, 2017, at the Harbor on Harmony Road. Even though Tom will be greatly missed, he didn’t want to be mourned, just remembered as a person who loved life. Arrangements are being made for a memorial service in August to celebrate his life; the date will be posted at a later time. Tom was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, June 11, 1933. He was the only child of Clifford John Jessup and Norma Justine Weaver Jessup. Tom …

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Ozell Watkins Moss Ozell Watkins Moss, 91 of Madison, died July 15, 2017.  Mrs. Moss was born July 5, 1926 in Ellijay to Bill and Dessie May Dotson.  She was married to the late Lawrence Moss.  She was a member of Brownwood Baptist Church.  Mrs. Moss was a loving mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed gardening and quilting.  She loved her church family and was active in her church as long as she was able. Mrs. Moss is survived by her children, Judy Wilkison and Sam, William Michael Watkins, Janice Ruth …

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Edna Richardson Edna Richardson, age 92 of Monroe, died on July 6, 2017.  She was born in Madison on July 5, 1925 to the late Lucinda Hawk Daniel and the late George Daniel. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Thomas Mell Richardson. Surviving members of her family are: daughters and sons-in-law: Sandra Richardson Malcom and Gerald R. Malcom, Pam Richardson Hayes and Keith Hayes; son: Thomas (Tommy) Mell Richardson, Jr;  sister, Betty Durand; grandchildren: Tina and Jay Fleming, Tammy and Wayne Bradshaw, Donnie and Jenny Malcom, …

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Reverend Thomas “Tom” Duff Reverend Thomas “Tom” Michael Duff, 70, died Friday June 30, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. Tom was born in Middletown, Ohio in 1947 to Thomas and Lillian Duff. He graduated from Cedarville College with a B.S. in education and a B.A. in art history. He would later go on to earn a M.A. of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia. It was at Cedarville that he met his future wife Julia Brown. They were married on December 27, 1969 and shared 47 years of …

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David Michael Budkovich David Michael Budkovich was born in Union City, Tennessee on September 25, 1968.  After living briefly in Tennessee and Texas, David and his family moved to Georgia when he was four.  He attended George Walton Academy before transferring to Walker Park Elementary School in third grade.  He also attended Carver Junior High, Monroe Area Comprehensive High School, and Athens Academy, where he graduated in 1986.  As a young man, David was active in the Boy Scouts of America, earning pretty much every badge up to and including …

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CHIQUITA KENDRICK WADE Chiquita Wade died June 9. She was born June 5, 1978 to John Kendrick Sr. and Arlene Nesbitt. She attended the public schools in Greene County. She is survived by her husband Alvin Wade; mother Arlene Nesbitt; father John Kendrick r. (Tina); step-father Marvel Nesbitt; children Chitavies Norwood, Maricus Kendrick and JaQuan Bennett: a loving grandchild Kassadi Norwood; four sisters Rebecca Reid (Jerrod), Adrian Kendrick, Alexis Battle (Brandon) and Kimberly Everheart; three brothers John Kendrick Jr., Bryant Kendrick and Sharundez Kendrick; one “special” brother Tyrone Alexander; grandmother …

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Khloe Kinsey Cole Miss Khloe Kinsey Cole departed this life peacefully for her eternal rest on Thursday, May 25. God called her from labor to reward.  Khloe was born July 5, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center to Ashley and Darius Cole. Despite Khloe’s condition, she could still light up a room.  Khloe being only four years old had undergone a lot of surgeries and procedures.  Being disabled didn’t stop her from going and participating in daily activities. She was often seen by many at Madison Drug and Farmview Market …

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Neva Carmen Clark Alexander sixty-eight years ago, God give this world a gift. Neva Carmen Clark Alexander was born to Charles and Annie Mae Clark. The oldest girl, but third of six, Carmen soon became the one they knew would speak her mind and protect and care for everyone she met. Her laughter was contagious and love for God was something she shared with everyone she met. In 1968, Carmen married the love of her life, Charles Alexander, a few years later, they welcomed a baby girl into the world. …

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Nolan Ford Watson Nolan Ford Watson, Jr., 74 of Buckhead, died May 20, 2017.  Mr. Watson was a native of Boone, N.C.  He was born February 5, 1943 to Nolan and Ruby Watson.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 until 1966.  He was stationed in Spain for much of his service.  Mr. Watson then worked for NASA before returning home to North Carolina.  He then began his career as an entrepreneur.  Mr. Watson developed the Bird’s Eye View area of Boone. He also started a landscape …

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Mary Margaretha McAllister Mary Margaretha McAllister passed on to her eternal reward on Friday, May 5, 2017, two days before her 104th birthday, after being at the Big Bend Hospice Center in Tallahassee, Florida for two days.  She was born in 1913 as Marie Margaretha van de Gevel, in Brussels, Belgium and resided there with her Dutch parents and five siblings until the age of 24 when she joined the Unevangelized Fields Mission (now Crossword International) in London as a candidate to be a foreign missionary. In 1939, after completing …

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Brittany Morgan Smith Brittany Morgan Smith, 19 of Madison, passed away April 23, 2017.  Brittany was born in Rockdale County on February 7, 1998 to Robbie and Mary Smith.  Brittany was a 2016 graduate of Morgan County High School and a current freshman at the University of North Georgia, Watkinsville Campus. She was extremely active within her community; she lettered in softball and band at MCHS as well as played softball with the Georgia Breakers and Georgia Select travel teams. She went on to Assistant Coach the Morgan County Middle …

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Grace Stephens Healey Grace Stephens Healey, age 82, died April 17, 2017.  Mrs. Healey was born in Morgan County on October 31, 1934.  She was the daughter of Roy and Dessie Parr Stephens.  She was a graduate of Morgan County High School and took a job as a secretary with the University of Georgia.  While working there she came in contact with a U.S. Marine Corps recruiter.  She joined the Marines and while serving, she met her husband, Harry.  After serving four years Mrs. Healey began a career with the …

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William Carlton Player, Sr. William Carlton Player, Sr., 86, of Buckhead, died peacefully with his family on April 12, 2017. Bill, as he was known, was born on December 30, 1930 to Thaddeus William Player and Frances Carlton Player in Wilkinson County, Irwinton, Georgia. Bill was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1951-1954. He was married to Vonna Rue Meeks Player of Douglas, on July 15, 1956. Bill was a graduate of Georgia Military College, University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture,1956 and …