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 Horses, which she continued into her adult life. Her high point in her cutting horse career show was the Reserve Championship Amateur title at the NCHA work-off in Jackson, Mississippi. Anne was the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Cutting Horse Association and the only woman to serve on the inaugural board for the Morgan County Agricultural Center.
In addition to horses, she also had and raised Rottweiler dogs. She raised one of the first in the nation to win Best In Show and an American and Canadian Champion Award. Her dogs were more than just show dogs they were her pets and her companions. Later in life, she also had French Bulldogs, which brought her much happiness with their playful, inquisitive nature.
Anne Walker is survived by three sons, Scott Walker and Michelle of Rutledge, Matthew Walker and Kate of Madison and Brent Walker also of Madison. She leaves two grandchildren, Sydney and Peyton. Other survivors are Betty Greene, Gene Hutchins, Mary Ann Slaughter and Preston, Geneva Smith and her constant companion, Jasper.
A.E. Carter Funeral Home had care of arrangements.
Douglas Hayward Edwards
Douglas Hayward Edwards, 63, died Thursday, September 22, 2016 at his home in Social Circle. A native of Morgan County he was born on November 4, 1952 to Billy S. Edwards and Joann Thomas Edwards.He was a graduate of Morgan County High School, Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia, where he earned many degrees.He was preceded in death by both parents and is survived by an aunt, Jackie Thomas Bowden of Social Circle and first cousins.Graveside services were held on Sunday, October 2 at the family plot in Wisteria Cemetery in Union Point. His lifelong friend Steve Wallace officiated.
Shelia Diane Dukes
Sheila Diane Eubanks Dukes, 60 of Rutledge, died October 31, 2016. She died at home, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Dukes was born July 8, 1956 in Atlanta, to Richard and Regina Hanes Eubanks. She was married to Craig Dukes. Sheila worked at Main Street Vet Clinic in Madison. She loved animals her entire life. She also enjoyed music and dancing and trips to the mountains. Sheila loved a good cup of coffee and a bon fire. She was a member of Cornerstone Church.
Sheila is survived by her husband Craig and three children, Mac Dukes and Tammy, Dustin Duane Dukes and Richard Tyler Stevens. She leaves two sisters, Helen Freeman and Kim Borden. Her grandchildren are McKaylah Rose Dukes, Shannon, Colton and Jaydin Woods and Brody Dukes.
The family received friends on Thursday, November 3 from 1-3 p.m. at A.E. Carter Funeral Home. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Theresa Walsh Summers
Theresa Summers, 69 of Madison, died October 31, 2016. She was a native of Burlington, IA. She was born June 12, 1947 to Edward James Walsh and Martha Jane Thompson Walsh. She was married to Michael Summers who preceded her in death. Mrs. Summers worked as a cardiology tech at Gwinnett Medical Center until her retirement. She then spent time as a substitute teacher in Morgan County Schools. She also spent as much time as possible with her grandchildren. Mrs. Summers loved trips to Disney World with her family. She was a member of Madison First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Summers is survived by a daughter, Angela Lawson and Jay and two sons, Christopher James Summers and Andrew John Summers and Shonda as well as a daughter-in-law, Liza Summers. She leaves grandchildren, Crystal Summers, Amber Summers, Jackie Summers, Emily Lawson, Jacob Lawson, Joey Lawson, MJ Summers and Marleigh Summers. She was expecting her first great grandchild very soon.
The family received friends on Thursday, November 3 from 6-8 p.m. at A.E. Carter Funeral Home. A graveside service was held on Saturday, November 5 at 11 a.m. at Gwinnett Memorial Park Cemetery.