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Virginia Anne Kroeber A memorial service for Virginia Anne Kroeber will be held at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Madison, on Saturday, April 22, 2017, with a reception to follow. Ginger died peacefully at her home February 8, surrounded by her beloved cats Dixie Belle, Shelly, Pumpkin, Bibsy, Tucker, and Splat. She is survived by her sister Gail Stahl, niece Lisa Chang, and great nephew Brandon; her brother Kent; and her extended family at Episcopal Church of the Advent, Madison. Ginger was born April 10, 1936 …

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Elizabeth Aline Dickens Connar CONNAR, Elizabeth Aline Dickens, fondly known as “Dickie”, died peacefully at her home in Tampa on March 31, 2017. Dickie was born in Madison, Georgia, in 1923. She was proud of her Southern heritage, and maintained contacts with friends and family in Madison throughout her life. She moved to Tampa in 1954 with husband, Dr. Richard G. Connar, and raised her family while maintaining a busy schedule including leadership roles with Suncoast Girl Scout Council, Berkeley Prep, Tampa Yacht and Country Club, Tampa General Foundation and …

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Marion Edgar Felts, Sr. Marion Edgar Felts, Sr. of Greensboro, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence at the age of 84.  Born May 9, 1932 Marion was the only child of the late Wirt Marion Felts and Daisy Estelle Martin Felts.  He graduated from Russell High School in 1949 and later in life while raising his children, he graduated from Atlanta Christian College in 1974.  During the Korean War, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy for two years and the Navy Reserve for four …

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Sherrie Denise Head Leavell Sherrie Denise Head Leavell, 48, of Union Point, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at her residence with her loving family. Born in Monroe, on September 29, 1968, she was the daughter of the late Charna Lee Callahan Huff and Eugene Huff. Her early years were spent in Monroe where she received her education. On May 28, 1994 she married William Leavell, Jr. in Madison, and they made their home in Greene County.  Sherrie worked for Holiday Cleaners until she became sick. She was a homemaker who …

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Evelyn Brodus “E.B.” Adams, Jr. Evelyn B. “E. B.” Adams, Jr. of 6723 Seven Islands Road, Madison, departed this life Friday, February 24, 2017 at his residence. Evelyn Brodus “E.B.” Adams, Jr. or “Bro” as he was affectionately known was born December 8, 1948 to the late Evelyn Brodus Adams, Sr. and Parthenia Crawford Adams of Godfrey. Upon his confession of faith in Christ, at an early age, he was baptized by the late Rev. F.D. Clark at New Enon Baptist Church in Godfrey. “E.B.” attended the public schools in …

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Sara Tate Herndon Sara Tate Herndon, 89 of Madison, died February 26, 2017 after an extended illness.  Mrs. Herndon was born October 18, 1927 in High Shoals to L.G. and Glenn Shellnut Tate.  She graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Social Circle High School.  Mrs. Herndon was a talented basketball player, holding the high scoring record at Social Circle for many years.  After high school, she obtained a degree in biology from Georgia State College for Women.  She then taught sixth grade at Morgan County Middle School and was …

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Lelia Mae Knight Lelia Mae Knight, 75 of Rutledge, died February 20, 2017.  She was a native of Rutledge, born June 7, 1941 to Otha and Annie Autry Knight.  After graduating from Morgan County High School, she moved to Atlanta and began her career working with Aetna Insurance Company.  Later, she worked for Emory University Hospital in the insurance department.  She worked for Emory until the 1990’s when she retired.  Ms. Knight then moved back to Rutledge to care for her mother.  Ms. Knight attended Centennial Baptist Church all of …

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Deleon N. Ray Augusta, GA – Entered into rest Saturday, February 11, 2017, Deleon Neal Ray, loving husband of 59 years to Betty Parham Ray.    Mr. Ray was a native of DeFuniak Springs, Fla. but moved to Atlanta after marrying the love of his life. He retired with the rank of Captain after 32 years of service in the Fulton County Marshall’s Department. After retiring he moved to Rutledge and was elected to the Rutledge City Council in 1995 and elected Mayor of Rutledge in 1997. Mr. Ray recently …

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Christine Brown Christine Hanson Brown, age 84, of Rutledge, died February 1, 2017. She was born in Morgan County on November 18, 1932 to the late Lena Mae Peters Hanson and the late John Lynard Hanson. She was preceded in death by her daughter, the late Judy Brown, and son-in-law, the late Donald Joe Brown. She is survived by her husband, George Brown,  daughters and son-in-law, Jane Brown of Hillsboro, Laura and Rodney Whitaker of Rutledge; sisters, Dorothy Dillard of Snellville, Ruby Little of Bishop, Frances Little of Rutledge; brother, …

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Ditha Brewer Mackey, widow of Theral Eugene Mackey, Sr., passed away on January 26, 2017.  Ms. Mackey was born on August 17, 1927 in Denton, to the late Daniel Ralph Brewer and the late Ida Jane Hatten Brewer.  She was preceded in death by sisters, Irene Brewer Tyre of Jesup and Sally Brewer Matter of Upland, California and brothers, Daniel Brewer of Chino, California and Hilliard Brewer of Dublin, Georgia.  She is survived by a brother, James Brewer (Chris) of Jesup. Ms. Mackey has three surviving children, Theral Mackey, Jr. …

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Tracey Lynn Rice Tracey Lynn Rice, 49 of Madison, died January 11, 2017.  Mrs. Rice was the daughter of Ted and Joyce Steck.  She was born June 30, 1967 in Elmira, NY.  She was married to Randy Rice.  She had lived in Madison for the last six years.  She loved her children and spending time tending her goats.  Mrs. Rice was a devoted friend and will be remembered for putting others ahead of herself.  She never met a stranger . Tracey Rice is survived by her husband, Randy and her …

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Kimberly Anne Proctor Kimberly Anne Proctor, 45 of Newborn, died January 4, 2017.  Kim was the daughter of Ray and Deborah Proctor.  She was born in Atlanta on May 1, 1971.  She attended Georgia Southern University and obtained her nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia.  Kim loved being a nurse, especially working with the elderly.  She also liked to read and spending time on social media. As an amputee, Kim became involved with Shamrock Prosthetics in Athens and served as a care ambassador. Kim loved her family and …

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Christy Lynn Bodenhamer Christy Lynn Bodenhamer, 44, of Athens died December 22, 2016. She went to school in Lithonia High School. She formerly worked at Pennington Seed, Inc.She was the daughter of Robert Andrade and Debra Hann Strange, both deceased.She is survived by a son, Mason Tyler Bodenhamer, a brother Matthew Scott Strange, step-dad Curtis Lee Strange and a step-brother Curtis Lee Strange Jr.A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. January 7 at Buckhed Cemetery. Linda Darnell Colburn Linda Darnell Colburn, 72 of Rutledge died December 30, 2016.  …

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Beatrice Booth Hanson, known to her friends as “Bea”, was born November 1, 1922 in Greene County, Georgia.  She was the daughter of the late Albert Henley and Lonie Belle Phelps Booth.  She was married for 64 years to the late Oscar Thomas “Buddy” Hanson and is survived by a daughter-in-law, Glenda Fuller Hanson, two granddaughters:  Dr. Brittany A. Bledsoe and Megan Booth Higginbotham (M. Ray), two great granddaughters:  Lauren Elizabeth Bledsoe and Madeline Grace Bledsoe.  She was preceded in death by her son, Oscar Thomas “Buddy” Hanson, Jr., two …

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Forestine Puryear Forestine Puryear, fondly called “Pat” went home to be with the Lord after battling a long term illness on Monday, November 28, 2016.  She was at home and was surrounded lovingly by her sister Leola, Christine Cobb homecare attendant and our cousins, The Littles. She was born  Forestine Patterson in Godfrey on May 8, 1932 to Robert and Willie Bell Patterson. Forestine was the seventh child of her 13 siblings. Forestine moved to West Psalm Beach Florida with her Aunt Ruth who nurtured her for a few years. …

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Ruby Rice Ruby Rice, known to all as “Granny”, passed away on November 27, 2016 following a long illness. Born into a large family on January 13th, 1945 she was a lifelong resident of the Stone Mountain area. A graduate of Stone Mountain High School, Ruby married her childhood sweetheart, Ray Rice, on June 9, 1961. Their love endured the remaining 56 years of her life.  After 30 years of service, Ruby retired as Food Service Manager at Annistown Elementary in Gwinnet County, returning for an additional six years to …

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Daniel Carter Campbell Daniel Carter Campbell, Sr., 78 of Madison, died November 13, 2016.  Mr. Campbell was born in Morgan County on January 21, 1938.  His parents were the late, Charlie and Leola Duffy Campbell.  He was married to Mable Autry on November 1, 1958.  Mr. Campbell served in the Army National Guard.  He later owned and operated Campbell & Sons Heating and Air Conditioning.  Mr. Campbell was a member of Harvest Time Church.  He enjoyed horseback riding and spending time with his family. Carter Campbell is survived by his …

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Anne Hanson Walker Anne Hanson Walker was born February 11, 1938 in Morgan County to Crawford and Sylvia Hanson.  She grew up with a love for animals of all kinds.  She loved everything from dogs to horses and even a pet raccoon. She often drove her goat team of Bill and Bob to downtown Madison. She also could be seen riding horses whenever she could.  She was an accomplished horseman, competing in a wide range of events from Jumping to Roping.  Her father and she bred and raised championship Quarter …

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Doris Mobley Hensler Doris Mobley Hensler, 90 of Madison, died October 20, 2016.  She was the daughter of the late, Henry and Lily Mae Mobley.  She was born in Walton County August 20, 1926.  She was married to the late James Carter Hensler.  Mrs. Hensler was a homemaker and a member of Beacon Heights Baptist Church.  She leaves one daughter, Cynthia Stahley as well as two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family of Mrs. Hensler received friends on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at A.E. Carter Funeral Home.  The funeral …

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Charles Woodruff Richter, III Charles Woodruff Richter, III passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016 surrounded by his family and the love and prayers of many.  He was born in Madison, to Charles Woodruff Richter, Jr. and Ethel Crew Richter on June 27, 1923.  He proudly served as a Lt. JG in the US Navy during WWII; both in the European and Pacific arenas, including the D-Day invasion.  He returned to Georgia Tech to finish his degree.  He then moved to Marion, IN for a job at General Plastics Corp alongside his former …