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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 was preceded in death by his son, Lance Allen Jessup, and his stepson, Michael Robinson.  He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Martha Rawlinson Jessup, his daughter, Traci Jessup Dorr, and grandchildren, Brittany Alsbrooks Carter, Wesley Alsbrooks, Alyssa Alsbrooks, William Jessup, and Lindy Jessup.

Tom graduated from Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia and is a veteran of service in the United States Army where he served in the signal corps in Germany. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1955 with a business degree. While working in Atlanta, Tom met and married Martha (Marti) Rawlinson of Birmingham, Alabama, on April 30, 1959. They recently celebrated 58 years of marriage with their children and grandchildren.

Tom retired from Johnson and Johnson in 1990 after 31 years in sales throughout a territory spanning the southeastern United States.

His passions included bicycling, fishing, golf, storytelling, travel and mentoring his many grandchildren. Tom was a member of Madison Presbyterian Church, 382 South Main Street, Madison, Georgia, Lions Club and Toastmasters.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Madison Presbyterian Church, Choir Fund.

Frances Brown Peek

Frances Brown Peek, age 56, of Madison, died on July 21, 2017. She was born in Madison on December 8, 1960 to the late Carroll Brown and LeVern Pinson Brown.

She is survived by her daughter, Tonya Lynn Peek of Hinesville, GA; sons, Eli Thomas Peek of Social Circle, GA and Zackary James Jenkins of Madison, GA; mother, Leavern Pinson Brown; sisters, Susan Simmons of Madison, GA and Linda Pittman of Stone Mountain, GA; three wonderful grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral home, with Rev. Butch Lee and Rev. Jeff Hicks officiating. Interment followed at Madison Memorial Park.

Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at

meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com.

Patricia Cannon Deason

Patricia Cannon Deason passed away peacefully at home on July 23, 2017.

 Born in Greshamville, GA, on May 28, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Janie Mae Cannon.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Allean C. Jones, and first husband, Charles Brown.

 Ms. Deason graduated from Greensboro High School. She was employed at Premier, Inc. in Atlanta, GA, managing the shipping department until her retirement.  She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, in Greshamville, GA.  She enjoyed watching all movies featuring her favorite actors, Patrick Swayze and Sam Elliott.  Her favorite pastime was yard work and caring for her animals.

Survivors include step-daughter, Vicki D. Green (Marshall), of Thomasville, GA; granddaughter, Joan McKaye, of Thomasville, GA; sisters: Geraldine C. Batchelor, Linda C. Ogle (Donald), both of Greensboro, GA; brother, Larry Cannon, of Oxford, GA; aunt, Billie Ruth Sellers, of Greshamville, GA; nephews: Robby Jones (Alaine), Harold Batchelor (Lisa), both of Greensboro, GA, Mike Cannon (Kelli), of McDonough, GA; nieces: Angela B. Driggers (Greg), of Saint Simons Island, GA, Pamela S. Corry (Greg), Amanda O. Wiggins (Rodney), both of Greensboro, GA, Julie Cannon (Shane Harper), of Covington, GA; special friend, James Deason; great nieces and nephews, other family, and many friends.

 Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 2:00PM, at New Hope Baptist Church, in Greshamville, GA.  Interment followed at Madison City Cemetery, in Madison, GA.  Rev. Mike Prichett officiated.  Serving as pallbearers were Wylee White, Ricky Curtis, Herby Daniels, Keith Bryant, Frank Cloud, and Charles Crumbley.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all memorials be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 1400 Farmington Road, Madison, GA, in her name.

McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit at www.

mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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