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Matthew David Oliver, Sr.

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On February 7, 2021, Matthew David Oliver, Sr., beloved husband and father, passed away at the age of 40. Matt was born in Lilburn, Georgia in 1980 to Mitch and Debbie Oliver. In 2004, he married his best friend, Kristy Wood, and shortly thereafter they settled in Buckhead where he lived the rest of his life. Matt was employed by Grant Thornton as a Healthcare Consultant and was the type of colleague and boss everyone should strive to be; he truly cared about the people he worked with and those …

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Willie A. Thomas

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November 28, 1941 – January 31, 2021 Willie A. Thomas was born November 28, 1941. He was the eldest son of the late Elbert Perriman Thomas and Willie Martin Thomas. On January 31, 2021, God saw fit to call one of his children home.  Willie joined Mount Zion Baptist Church at an early age. He attended Mount Zion neighborhood schools. Eventually he was employed within the dairy industry and later  owned a transportation company. In the year of 1963, he was blessed with a daughter (Carolyn) with Pearlie Randall. In 1966 he …

Frances Jean Dorsey

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A graveside service was held on Saturday, February 06, 2021 at Madison Historic Cemetery. On Wednesday, August 29, 1945, at 12:01 a.m., a beautiful baby girl was born to the late Eugene and Francile McWhorter in Madison. Frances began her formal education at Flat Rock Baptist Church School and later, Pearl High School in Madison. Frances left Madison for Miami, Florida, to be with her mother, the late Francile Boswell-McWhorter. She later moved to Staten Island, New York, in search of employment. Frances began working as an adult caregiver in …

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Teresa Faye Bone

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Teresa Faye Bone, 58 of Madison, died January 31, 2021.  Teresa was born in Athens on January 5, 1963 to Wilbur and Nancy White Bone.  She worked at Centennial Baptist Church in Rutledge.  Teresa loved her family and her church family. Teresa Bone is survived by her mother, Nancy Bone and a brother, Tommy Bone andAngela.  She also leaves a niece, Lauren Bone and nephews, Jonathan Bone and Garrett Bone.  She was preceded in death by her father, Wilbur Bone and two brothers, Wilbur Lamar Bone and James Michael Bone. …

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Doris Van Ostenbridge DeJong

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Doris Van Ostenbridge DeJong, 84, died January 28, 2021.  She was a native of Patterson, NJ.  She was the daughter of the late Martin and Bertha Van Ostenbridge and wife of the late Martin Edward DeJong.  Mrs. DeJong worked as a nurse until her retirement.  She was a member of Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church.   Mrs. DeJong is survived by her two sons, Ron DeJong and Cynthia and Dave DeJong and Beverly.  Her grandchildren are Nicholas David and Monica, James Henry and Brie, Jacquelyn and Troy, Corene and David, Kendall, …

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Charlotte T. Williams

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Charlotte T. Williams of Madison passed away January 23, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Thomas Tanner and Clara Mae Hanes, brother, Harold “Buddy” Tanner and sister Betty Sherard. She is survived by her daughter, Deloris Peters of High Shoals, son J. Allen Simmons, Jr. (Cyndi) of Madison; grandchildren: Joshua Brown of Athens, Israel Brown (Tara) of Fayetteville, NC, Nicholas Simmons of Madison, Caitlin Simmons of Madison; great-grandchildren: Alex and Claire Brown of Fayetteville, NC and Logan Gagnon of Madison. Graveside …

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James Vernon Richardson

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James Vernon Richardson, age 78, of Rutledge, passed away on January 18, 2021. He was born in Morgan County on April 25, 1942 to the late Annie Ruth Daniel Richardson and the late James Malcom Richardson. Surviving are: wife, Sandra Richardson of Rutledge; daughters and  sons-in-law: Elaine and Alan Parker of Rutledge, Bonnie and Lee Chandler of Good Hope; grandchildren: Scotty and Amber Peppers, Brandon Reda, Taylor Parker, Mason Parker, Zach Chandler, Luke and Lorrie Chandler, Leah and Jamie Johnson; great grandchildren: Courtlynn Johnson and Jaylee Johnson. A graveside service …

Reverend Howard E. Alford

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Reverend Howard E. Alford, 85, went Home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on January 23, 2021. Graveside Services were held on Thursday, January 28, at 3 p.m. at the Buckhead Cemetery in Morgan County, Georgia, near Madison. Considering the current Covid pandemic, please wear a mask for the protection of everyone there.  Howard was born on December 13, 1935, in Washington County, Georgia, was raised in Morgan County, and graduated from Morgan County High School. Afterwards, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he proudly …

Deacon Robert Clay Glosson

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Deacon Robert Glosson began his journey 97 years ago on Sunday, Nov. 11, 1923 to the late Tommy Glosson and Della Cobb. He gained his wings on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. to join his late wife Frankie, son Anthony, two brothers: Wesley and Amos, and sister Willie Smith. Deacon Glosson lived in Morgan County his entire life. On Nov. 25,1957 he married Frankie Pierce, with this union he was blessed with seven children: Anthony (deceased), Jackie (Lillian), Constance (Richard- deceased) Brazel, Robert Frank (Marie), Danny (Allison), Ricky, …

Gracie L. Rogers

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Gracie L. Rogers, 87, of Madison passed away January 28, 2021 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro. She was born April 21, 1933 in Morgan County to the late L.Z. Williams Sr. and Mrs. Annie Kate Williams.  Mrs. Rogers joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Newborn at an early age where she fellowshipped until her health declined. She was united in marriage in 1951 to the late Oscar Henry Rogers Sr. Known across the community for her gardening skills, Mrs. Rogers grew some of the most beautiful flowers …

Jimmy O’Neal Moore

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Jimmy O’Neal Moore Jimmy O’Neal Moore, 72 of Madison, died January 28, 2021.  Mr. Moore was born in Oneonta, Alabama on November 29, 1948, to James Martin Moore and Ovada Phillips Moore.  After graduation, he joined the Army, where he served in the Vietnam War. Upon returning from the war, he married Ruth Ann Cole Moore. He remained married to her for 42 years, until her death in 2013. He was a member of Freedom Worship Center.  He loved to sing and play guitar.  He enjoyed watching football and piddling in …

Vickie Denise Williams Tolbert

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Vickie Denise Williams Tolbert March 4, 1962 -January 1, 2021 Funeral Services were held at 12 pm Saturday, January 9, 2021 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church with Reverend Selena Clark, Paster/Officiant.  Interment followed the service in the Fairview City Cemetery in Madison, Vickie Denise Williams Tolbert was born to Clarence Williams (deceased) and Betty Ruth Williams on March 4, 1962. She was the third of six children and was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Owens Williams and Derrick Lumpkin.  On January 1, 2021, after a valiant fight, God called Vickie from …

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Martha Fay Guinn

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Martha Fay Guinn of Madison, died January 21, 2021 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle.  She was the daughter of the late J.C. and Betty Hutchins of Buford.  Martha was married to Roger Guinn.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Joann Munday.   Martha is survived by her husband, Royal Roger Guinn and Kenneth, Audrey and Mary Pope, Horace and Gail Guinn, Doris and Mike Jennings, Billy Guinn and Jemes and Evelyn Guinn.   Also surviving are Tina Price, Donna Shiflett and Marsha Meeks.  She is survived by …

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Robert Howard Carey

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Robert Howard Carey, 75 of Madison, died January 19, 2021.  Mr. Carey was the son of the late J. Howard and Mary Ann Woods Carey.   He was born, raised and educated in Athens.   He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UGA and remained an avid Bulldog fan.   He was married to his wife Becky.  Bob Carey was retired from Georgia Pacific.  He spent his career working in the wood products industry.  Manufacturing facilities all over the world use technology that he helped develop.  Aside from his …

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Bradley Jay Watkins

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Bradley Jay Watkins, 38 of Madison, died January 17, 2021.  He was the son of Jenny Beckham and worked in construction.  He will be remembered for his love of family and friends.  He loved to fish and always had a smile and hug for anyone he met. Bradley Watkins is survived by his mother, Jenny Beckham and Steve and two sisters, Alison and Emily Beckham, as well as other family and friends. Due to the COVID-19 virus, a memorial service will be announced later.

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Deacon Robert C. Glosson

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Deacon Robert C. Glosson was born in Morgan County on November 11, 1923.  He gained his wings Sunday, January 24, 2021. Deacon Glosson will lie in state at Phillips Funeral Home, 749 E. Hightower Trail, Social Circle, Sunday, January 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Graveside service will be held at Flat Rock Baptist Church in Madison at 1 p.m. Deacon Glosson is survived by his children Jackie (Lillian), Constance Brazel, Kathy (Robert) Bailey, Robert (Marie), Danny (Allison) and Ricky, 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Joan Williams Chestnut

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Joan Williams Chestnut, age 85, of Madison, Georgia died Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Madison Health and Rehab in Madison, Georgia.  Joan was born August 24, 1935 in Willows, California, one of two children of the late Clark Williams and Mary Strait Williams.  She grew up in La Jolla, California. Joan earned a Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State with highest honors where she was the valedictorian and a cheerleader. She was also listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities.  She was a Graphic Design Artist for McGraw …

James Allen Lawrence

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June 10, 1958 – January 8, 2021 Funeral Services were held 1pm Friday, January 15, 2021 at Bernard’s Family Funeral Care.  Pastor Lumpkin, Officiated and Rev. Jackson, as eulogist.  Interment followed the service at Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery in Madison, Georgia. James Allen Lawrence was born June 10, 1958, to the late John Henry Lawrence and Lessie Bell Lawrence of Madison, Georgia.  He accepted Christ and was a member of Barrows Grove Baptist Church in Madison, Georgia.   James was a lifelong resident of Madison Georgia and graduated from Morgan County High School. After graduating he enlisted in …

Tommy McGinnis

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Tommy Gene McGinnis passed away peacefully on January 14, 2021.  Tommy resided at Savannah Court Lake Oconee.  He was with loving family.   He was 76 years old.  He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Imogene Wood McGinnis of Madison.  Tommy is survived by an uncle, Dan McGinnis and an aunt Christine Taylor both of Forsyth County, Georgia, his siblings, Allen McGinnis (Julie), Kathy Cochran (George), Ricky McGinnis (Carol), of Morgan County,   Patti Horton (Len) of Greensboro, and Vicki Sellers (Rick) of Georgetown, Texas.   nieces …

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Elizabeth Hare Benfield

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Elizabeth Hare Benfield, age 79, of Rutledge, formerly of Toccoa, passed away January 14, 2021 at Morgan Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Quinton Benfield and her great-grandson Michael Owen Compton. She was the daughter of the late Harrison Cooper Hare, she was born in Stephens County, Georgia. She resided the greater part of her life in Toccoa, where she and her husband were poultry farmers. She moved to live with her daughter in Rutledge in 2916. She was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church …