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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 Alice Kendrick; a special friend Carnell Porter; special sisters Valerie Matthews, Gussie Burke, Mary Little, Yolanda Morris, Shalonda Burke, Candace Crutchfield, Gwen Brown-Tiller and Shirley Brown; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Roosevelt and Moroline Reid Sr. and paternal grandfather William Kendrick Sr.

Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17 in Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro. Rev. Frankie Williams presided and Evangelist Mary Robbins was the Eulogist. Interment was in the Canaan Cemetery.

Professional Services entrusted to Watts Funeral Home, Inc. Union Point.


Joseph George Horvieth, 92, of Madison, passed away on June 15. Mr. Horvieth was born August 9, 1924 in Newark, NJ. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Mr. Horvieth married Catherine MacVicar on September 16, 1950. He was a member of Knights of Columbus in Covington and retired from AT&T (Western Electric) after 38 years of service. Mr. Horvieth was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Horvath and Mary Ofner Horvath; and sister, Bernice Horvieth Beron.

He is survived by his children, Robert Horvieth (Sherry), Joanne Wallis (Douglas), Susan Akins (Brian), Ellen Bailey (David), and Richard Horvieth (Vicki). Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church 562 Vines ST, Madison, GA 30650 (706)342-9661 or on Thursday, June 22, at 11a.m. Private inurnment services will be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. James Conference, 562 Vine ST, Madison, GA 30650. The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation 3570 Buford Highway, Suite 202, Duluth, GA 30096. Condolence may be shared at


James Dewey Hagin, Jr. of Madison died June 17.  Mr. Hagin was born December 23, 1940 in Statesboro to James and Mary Alice Brown Hagin.  He was a graduate of Marvin Pittman High School.  He later graduated from Georgia Southern and then obtained his master’s degree and specialist’s degree from the University of Georgia.  Mr. Hagin was retired from the Morgan County School System. 

Mr. Hagin taught school for one year in Hazlehurst before moving to Madison in 1963. He taught Chemistry and Physics and was also the D.C.T. coordinator at Morgan County High School before becoming Principal of Morgan County High School. He also served as Principal of the Primary School before being elected Superintendent of Morgan County Schools, where he served until his retirement in 1996.

He was a long-time member of Madison Baptist Church where he served as deacon emeritus.  Mr. Hagin was also retired from the Army National Guard, where he reached the rank of Colonel.  He was active for many years in the Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of the American Legion, where he served a Chaplain for many years.

Mr. Hagin was widowed by Dale Ranew Hagin.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce Goode Hagin and children, Angie Miller and Jay Hagin and Amy.  He leaves two-step children, Shawn and Chris Reagan and four grandchildren, Marshall, Brad, Taylor and Blake.  He has one great grandchild, Rylee.  Mr. Hagin is also survived by two sisters, Shaelby Barnwell and Peggy Dedge.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at A.E. Carter Funeral Home and again on Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. at Madison Baptist Church.  The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. at Madison Baptist.  Interment will follow at the Madison City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Madison Baptist Church.


Madge Chitwood Bond, 92 of Lewis Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, June 13 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.

A daughter of the late Silas G. and Sadie Reynolds Chitwood, she was born August 25, 1924 in Franklin County, Georgia having lived most of her life in Stephens County. She was employed with LeTourneau, Coats and Clark and later Sky City. She was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church, a member of the Ladies Sunday school class and a Girls Auxiliary Leader. She played basketball for Franklin County High School and The Letourneau Team.

Survivors include her husband of the home, L. G. Bond; two daughters and son-in-law Iris and Ray Durden of Statesboro and Elaine Bond and special friend Marilyn Mendolla of Oxford, Mississippi; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Jill Bond of Bryson City, North Carolina; five grandchildren Matt Durden, Meagan Cole, Brett Bond, Susan Garrison and Kellie Bond; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law Nellie Chitwood of Lavonia and Irene Chitwood of Toccoa; brother-in-law Paul and Charlotte Bond of Danielsville.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 15 at 2 p.m. in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Garrison officiating. The following gentlemen were pallbearers Matt Durden, Brett Bond, Justin Garrison and Jerry Varnado.

The family received friends at the Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Thursday from noon until the service time. Online condolences can be made at

Memorial may be made to Hill Street Baptist Church, P.O. Box B, Toccoa, Georgia, NE Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222, Gainesville, Georgia 30501 or to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Madge Chitwood Bond.

Interment followed in Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Acree-Davis Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements for Madge Chitwood Bond.

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