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Walter Charles ‘Chuck’ Nash

Walter Charles Nash, Jr. “Chuck” passed away at his home in Madison on Thursday, August 18, 2016 after an extended illness.

He is survived by his fiance, Angie Riseden; mother and stepfather, Nina and Ken Harrison; father and stepmother, Walter Charles Nash, Sr. and Imgard Nash; daughter and son-in-law, Megan Nash Murdock and John Murdock; sons, Christopher and Henry Nash; grandmother, Marie Harrison; step children, Richard Lamar, Scott Brewer, Jessica Johnson and Thomas Morgan; brothers, Christopher Nash and Michael Nash; step brother, Herman Thomas; stepsisters, Pearl Shelnutt and her son, Aaron Peters and Belinda Thomas and her daughter, Brandi Norris; step grandchildren, Micah Brewer, Elijah, Lillian and La Nyiah Johnson; and a niece; Gwen Spradlin.

Chuck was born in Madison  on August 2, 1964 and graduated from Greene County High School in Greensboro.  He was a butcher at Moon’s Grocery Store in Greensboro and at Golden Corral in Baldwin.  He was a cook and assistant manager for Waffle House in several cities.  He owned and operated his own body and paint shop in Greshamville.  He was committed to helping others privately and in several emergency services areas for 30 years.  As a charter member of the Apalachee Fire Department, he held the rank of Captain.

 A celebration of his life will be held at Apalachee United Methodist Church on August 27 at 2 p.m.  Fellowship will follow after the service at the school house next door.  In lieu of flowers Chuck requested donations be made to Apalachee United Methodist Church or the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

John Richard Parker

John Richard Parker, 50, of Bishop, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Charles William Parker and Dorothy McNulty Parker. John was a longtime faithful member of Church of the Nations where he also served in the choir. He was a 1986 graduate of Cedar Shoals High School and had an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Athens Technical College. John retired from Paul Brown Motors. Most importantly, he loved children and he loved the Lord. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Steven Mark Parker.

Survivors include his brother, Michael Parker; sister in law and caregiver, Gloria Parker and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Saturday, August 20 at 10 a.m. at Church of the Nations with Ren Buckland and Pastor Mel Holmes officiating. The family received friends Friday, August 19  from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Wolford, Scott Wolford, Adam Wolford, Jaimie Parker, Eric Eley, Andrew Parker, Brian Geddings, David Gomez and Mark Benson.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of John may be made to Church of the Nations, 8780 Macon Highway, Athens, GA 30606. All donations will be used to benefit special needs children.

Lord and Stephens, West was in charge of arrangements.

James Melvin Brewer

James Melvin Brewer passed peacefully Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born January 19, 1942. He was 74 years young. He was preceded in death by his parents James Otis and Frances Cronic Brewer. He was a second-generation painter/owner of Brewer Painting. Being a husband and father was the jobs he loved most. He made many contributions to the community and loved his many friends. He was a Gideon and a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Inez Haley Brewer. Two children, his son James Keith Brewer, wife Robin and his daughter, Renè Brewer. Two siblings, Becky Brewer Haley and husband George of Stockbridge and Glenn Brewer and wife Mary of Virginia.

A celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 27 at Bethany Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Bethany Baptist Church or the Gideon’s.

Mary Sue Hall ‘Bigmom’ Lowe

Mary Sue Hall Lowe died Monday, August 15, 2016. She was born July 20, 1939 in Morgan County to the late Lillie Mae Hall. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She served on the Mother Board.

Family members who preceded her in death were her husband Willie A. Lowe; daughters Ruby Nell Hill, Gloria Jean Hall and Christine Lowe; son Artis Edward Lowe; brother and sister-in-law Percy (Rosie) Lowe, Annie Lowe, Jimmy (Annie Kate Lowe) and Eddie Lowe.

She leaves to cherish her memory:  James (Imogene) Hall, Odell (Rose) Hall, Willie (Tammie) Lowe, Clifford (Angela) Lowe, Sheila (Anthony) Burns, and Marie (Mike) Smith; step-daughter Willie J. (Larry) Garrett; 23 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; a special cousin Willie Albert (Christine) Hall, sisters-in-law Jannie Mills, Mattie B. Lowe, Loretha (Lee Artis) Smith and many, many friends.

Flower bearers were her nieces and friends. Pallbearers were the Turner Road Guys and friends.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 20 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Rutledge with Rev. James A. Hawkins Sr. officiating.

Jones and Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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