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Dora Workman

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Dora Workman, 80 of Madison, died July 30, 2018 at home.  Mrs. Workman was the wife of the late George Workman.  She is survived by her children, Carol Pittman and Richard, Kenneth Workman and Charlotte and Matthew Workman and Crystal.  Her grandchildren are Kenneth, Rebecca, Matt, Riley, Levi and Luke.  Mrs. Workman was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 2,  at 2 p.m. at the Madison City Cemetery.

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Mary Ann Moon Paschal

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Mary Ann Moon Paschal of Rutledge, unexpectedly passed away peacefully on July 29, 2018. She was born February 12, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas. Raised in Harlem, GA, she was the daughter of Mary Helen Walker Moon and Dr. Jack B. Moon. Mary Ann graduated from Harlem High School in 1965 and attended the Medical College of Georgia until marrying Paul L. Paschal. Mary Ann and Paul were married 52 years and have made the Madison area their home since 1978. Together they operated Hometown Cleaners, with locations in surrounding …

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Frances Gail Davis Howell Wade

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Frances Gail Davis Howell Wade left this earth and went to her heavenly home on Friday, July 27.  She was surrounded by her family in her “Rock House” in Buckhead.  Gail was the eldest daughter of Kennon Davis and Virginia Jackson Davis.  She graduated from Shorter College with a degree in music.  She brought much joy to her family and community through her musical gifts. She sang with the original Jubilaires and was the pianist for Buckhead Baptist Church for over 50 years.  Her church family meant so much to her. Gail …

Donna Healy Martin

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Donna Healy Martin passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 with her family by her side. Donna was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 30, 1944. She spent her early life living in Coral Gables, Florida. She attended Stetson University in Florida and University of Madrid in Madrid, Spain. After returning to the States she earned her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Georgia and her Specialist Degree from Georgia State University. She worked for the Morgan County Board of Education 42 years, touching so many lives along …

Richard Leslie Wertheim

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Richard Leslie Wertheim, 65 passed July 18, 2018 in his home in Buckhead. He was born in Needham MA, October 16, 1952 to the late Clarke Harris Wertheim and the late Patricia Anne Crossman Wertheim. He was preceded by his brother the late Paul Harris Wertheim. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Theresa Quern, his daughter Melissa and husband Tom O’Brien, his daughter Denise Wertheim and partner Danielle Belisle, and daughter Lisa Wertheim and fiancé Matthew Stoner. He also leaves behind his two grandchildren, Kiley and Connor …

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Maurice B. Thompson

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Maurice B. Thompson, 102, passed away July 21, 2018 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming. Born June 7, 1916 at Rabun Gap, Georgia, to Lon L. and Mary Pitts Thompson, he served overseas with the Army Air Corps during World War II, from which he returned on the Queen Mary and was honorably discharged after four years of service. He earned a Masters of Education degree at the University of Georgia after first attending Berry College. He was a public school principal early in his career, followed by several years as …

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Joe Burgess

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Joe Burgess, 69, of Buckhead passed away on July 16, 2018.  He was born in Walton County on August 6,1948 to the late Hazel Burgess and the late Tom Burgess. He was preceded in death by his son, the late Jeff Burgess. He was a 1966 graduate of Monroe Area High School and was retired from Bellsouth. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Beth Burgess of Monroe; 2 grandchildren, Rylan and Maddox Burgess; brothers, Tommy and Diane Burgess, David Burgess, and Lynn Burgess, all of Monroe; and …

William Franklin Nunn Sr.

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William Franklin Nunn Sr., 73, of Thomaston died at his residence June 24, 2018. Memorial services for Frank was held Sunday, July 1, at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Thomaston First Baptist Church. Rev. Bill Barber officiated.    Frank was born in Bostwick March 24, 1945 to Columbus Flourney “Sam” and Mary Ethel Montgomery Nunn. His parents preceded him in death.    Frank was a husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend to so many. He faced an ugly disease, cancer, with determination and fought with such tenacity. He …

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Charles Tyler Hall

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Charles Tyler Hall, 21 of Madison, died July 10, 2018 after an accident on Lake Oconee.  Tyler was born July 14, 1996 in Thomaston, to Wade and Karen Hall.  Tyler was a graduate of Morgan County High School and was an electrician.  Tyler Hall is survived by his parents as well as a sister, Jessica Lawson and Charles Brian Lawson, and nephews Blaise and Bode Lawson.  He also leaves grandparents, Betty Jean Hall and Frances Wasikowski. He will always be remembered for his spirited personality and passionate friendships with others. …

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James “Boogie” Ross Jr.

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   James “Boogie” Ross Jr. passed away July 15, 2018 at Morgan Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 21 at the hour of 1 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 336 East Main Street, Rutledge. The body will lie in state from noon until the time of service.    Family and friends will gather for visitation Friday, July 20 at Jones and Turner Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Jones and Turner Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Dental care for dogs: overlooked but vital

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By Dr. James Williams, DVM Did you know, one of the most important, and often overlooked, parts of your pet’s health is Dental Care and Well-Being? Did you know that Dental problems can be the first indication of other health issues? Or that Poor Dental Health can cause many other, major health issues in our pets? Just like regular human dental care, it is vital that a pet’s mouth be examined by a veterinarian once a year.  Early intervention is key, before small concerns lead to big issues. What does …

Introducing CBD: Cannabinoid Oil

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by Blair Hanemayer What is CBD? CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to the class of molecules called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemicals that trigger the cannabinoid (and other) receptors in the brain and body. In addition to the phyto-cannabinoids produced by the plant, there are endogenous cannabinoids that occur naturally in the body, as well as synthetic cannabinoids created by pharmaceutical researchers. Does it get you “high?” In fact, CBD is a non-toxic, non-euphoric substance that doesn’t make people feel stoned. As a result, …

Align your spine; align your life

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By Dr. Elise Faust, Madison Family Chiropractors I’m sure many of you have heard that “stress” is one of the main causes of dis-ease in the body. So many things, we are told,  “cause” stress. How exactly does stress cause your body to produce symptoms? Stress is defined as “tension or pressure exerted on a material object (you), a state of emotional or mental strain resulting from very demanding circumstances (life). Your body is designed to respond to these stressors. When stress occurs, the body responds by going into a …

Avoid the hassle with prescription refills

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By Blair Hanemayer Refilling your prescriptions can be a confusing task. Depending on when you filled them initially, you may find yourself going to the pharmacy multiple times a month, or week! Wouldn’t it be great if there was a time saving tool that could help you get organized & stay organized? Look no further Morgan County because Thrifty Mac Pharmacy has a solution for you!! INTRODUCING MED SYNC! This successful program offers total automation when providing medications for patients. Synchronizing patients’ medications so they only have to make 1 …

Remembering Marcus Trey Greene

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Over 100 people from three different churches are set to attend an upcoming Atlanta Braves game at the end of the month all on the dime of a local couple. But the absence of one special boy will be felt by all. “We think he’ll be watching from above,” said Mary Greene, who lost her teenage son Marcus Trey Greene to heart failure nearly three years ago. “Trey loved the Braves. We wanted to take as many people as we could to honor his memory,” said Russell Greene, Trey’s father. …

Clifford Harold Bell

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Clifford Harold Bell, 67 of Buckhead, died July 4, 2018.  Mr. Bell was the son of the late Jewel Bell and Marie Gailey Bell.  He was a member of Madison Presbyterian Church.  He worked as a carpenter until an injury forced him to retire.  Mr. Bell still enjoyed wood working and loved to help others.  Clifford was a loving son, father and grandfather. Clifford Bell is survived by his Mother, Marie Bell Harris and two children, Laurie McKissick and Sid and Shane Bell and Leslie.  He leaves six grandchildren, Taylor …

Francis Marion Carson II

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Francis Marion Carson II, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2018 after a short illness.  Services were held on Sunday, July 8 at Madison Presbyterian Church in Madison.  Burial was private.   Memorials may be made to youth programs at Madison Presbyterian Church or the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. He was a native of Reynolds, Georgia.  He was a graduate of Middle Georgia College and received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Georgia.  He was retired from Georgia Power …

Harold Paschal Alford

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Harold Paschal Alford, 96, passed away late afternoon at his residence at The Glen at Lake Oconee, under the care of Hospice Compassus. Mr. Alford was born on August 22, 1921, in Morgan County to the late Claude and Addie Alliston Alford. He was a dairy farmer, loving husband, father, grandfather,great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He devoted his life to family togetherness, which centered on meals and family gatherings. He will be remembered for his humor, sharp memory,stability, friendship and laughter. He was a faithful member of Harmony Baptist …

Lark Bargo

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Lark Bargo, 79 of Greensboro went home to be with the Lord he loved on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.  He went peacefully at home with his family beside him.  He had battled many health issues.  Lark owned and operated Larkin Used Cars, Incorporated in Madison for nearly 20 years. Born to Cash and Ellen Bargo in Kentucky, Lark was one of nine children.  He was a fearless youth whom family remembers often climbing a tree by the house to get onto the roof.  Lark was protective of his siblings, especially …

Sandra Segrest Burden

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Sandra Segrest Burden, 58 of Madison, died June 21, 2018.  Mrs. Burden was the daughter of the late Emmett Segrest and Joanne Segrest.  She was married to Eddie Burden.  Mrs. Burden was a member of Madison First United Methodist Church.  She worked for many years at Wal-Mart and most recently was employed at Pilot as a Retail Sales Specialist.  She enjoyed photography and loved all animals.  She was a loving wife and mother and grandmother. Sandra Burden is survived by her husband, Eddie and children, Kyle Burden, Ryan Burden, Chris …