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Joyce Charment Davenport Bryans

Joyce Charment Davenport Bryans, 76 of Madison (Greshamville) ,passed away on July 23, 2017 at Madison Health and Rehab in Madison.  Born on February 3, 1941 in Blairsville, she was the middle child of the late William Jewel and Rachel Tatum Davenport. Joyce graduated from Union County High School, Blairsville, in the class of 1959.

 After high school, she moved to Atlanta and worked for Glidden Paint Company as a bookkeeper.  After the birth of her son, Bill, in 1963, she became a stay at home mom and housewife.  She gave birth to her daughter, Charment, in 1965.  In 1969 she became ill and was permanently disabled.  Joyce was a wonderful mother and grandmother.  Joyce’s hobbies included gardening and reading.  She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Greshamville.

Survivors include a loving and devoted daughter, Charment Bryans of Greshamville; a loving son, Bill Bryans (Marie) of Madison, and a  granddaughter, Camilla Bryans, whom she loved dearly.  Her siblings include:  Ann Davenport (deceased), Maudene Webb of Alpharetta, Carol Calotta (Michael) of Shrewsbury, VT; Lanier Davenport (Jean) of Athens, Maurice Davenport (Gloria) of Decatur, and Kent Davenport (Joyce) of Canton.  She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 Funeral Services were held, Wednesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Matt Alexander and Rev. Mike Pritchett officiating.  Interment followed in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home.  Serving as pallbearers were Charles Crumbley, Ronnie Ogletree, Fred Cook, Wynn Copelan, Toombs Lewis and Pat Tanner.   The family request memorials be made to Madison Health and Rehab at 2036 South Main St., Madison, GA  30650.  The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the late Alberta Ashley for the friendship and excellent care that she gave to Joyce in earlier years.  In addition, thank you  to the staff at Madison Health and Rehab for the care and love they have provided to Joyce and her immediate family for the last 10 years.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA (706) 453-2626 was in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

Barbara Brown Barton

Ms. Barbara Brown Barton, 84, of Fayetteville passed away on July 29, 2017.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, at Social Circle United Methodist Church, Social Circle.

Ms. Barton was born on August 18, 1932 in Asheville, NC to the late Ernest Brown and the late Onnie Burleson Brown.

Barbara graduated from Berea College, Berea, Kentucky in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 1957 she was married to Dr. James Howard Barton. They moved to Social Circle in 1963, where they raised their three children. Barbara was an active member of Social Circle United Methodist Church. She was the church choir director from 1972 through 1986. She later became the choir director and member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Monroe. In 1981, Barbara began teaching at Rutledge Academy in Rutledge. She also served as the Headmaster for the school until it closed in the late 1990’s.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Greg and Lisa Barton of Fayetteville; son: Steve Barton of Social Circle; daughter and son-in-law: Leslie and Kent Adams of Social Circle; grandchildren: Amanda Barton of Norfolk, Vir., Emily Barton of Fayetteville, Heather and Blake Braswell of Covington, and Frankie Garner of Social Circle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Social Circle United Methodist Church, Music Ministry, P.O. Box 296, Social Circle, GA 30025.

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