Marie Cooper

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Ms. Marie Cooper, daughter of Ms. Annie Bell Cooper and the late Junior Lee Cooper, was born July 13,1965.  Marie attended the Morgan County Schools and graduated  in 1984. She participated in several sports throughout school including softball, track and cheerleading.  She won several awards for being a top athlete.  Marie accepted Christ under the leadership of the late Rev. G.C. Brown of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Bostwick, She later joined Browns Hill Baptist Church in Monroe.  She loved going to church, cooking, shopping, playing cards, chewing tobacco  and …

Carol Crisler Cowart

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Carol Crisler Cowart, age 76, of Madison,  passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at her residence.  Born April 16, 1944 in Commerce, she was the daughter of the late George Addison Crisler and Velma Spear Crisler.  She attended Scarritt College in Nashville, Tenn.  While living in Florida Carol ran a kindergarten and after school program for the community children until she met and married Leslie Lanier Cowart on February 26, 1972.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her family and helping her husband who served as pastor …

Albert F. Quern

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Albert F. Quern, Sr. died peacefully at age 97 on July 20, 2020, in Buckhead. The beloved husband of the late Eleanor A. Quern is survived by his children and their spouses, Barbara and Herb Voyles of Buckhead, Mary Duhaime of Needham, MA, Katherine and James Frank of Savannah, Carol and Bill Tucker of Napa, CA, Theresa Wertheim of Buckhead, Albert and Kathy Jordan-Quern of Newton, MA, Frank and Jackie Quern of Norfolk, MA, James and Anne Quern of Metairie, LA, Peter and Christine Quern of Milford, MA, Bill and …

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Teresa Lynn Fielding Waldrop

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Teresa Lynn Fielding Waldrop, 55 of Buckhead, died July 23, 2020 following a brief illness.  She was a native of Madison, born February 18, 1965 to Sam and Patricia Landrum Fielding.  Teresa was a member of Fusion Church of Madison and loved her church family.   She is survived by her two sons, Payton Owens and Bethany and Brad Owens.  She also leaves two grandchildren, Deacon Owens and Daisy Owens as well as a sister, Deborah Bonner. The family received friends on Sunday, July 26, from 1-2 p.m. at Fusion Church …

Sara Alice Morris Monroe

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Sara Alice Morris Monroe, also known as “Meme,” passed away at age 85 at her home on July 16, 2020. She lived an adventurous life filled with family and fun, but spent her final years battling with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Alice was born on August 15, 1934 in Madison to TJ Morris and Benita Rogers Morris.  Her mother passed away when Alice was seven years old. She and her sister, Betty, who were the two sisters to three brothers, held tight to each other and both became strong independent women. She …

Laura Bell Lohr

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Laura Bell Lohr, 80, of Buckhead passed away July 13, 2020 as a result of a car accident in Colorado. Laura was born on September 26, 1939, in Buckhead. She was one of five children born to Dorothy Davis Bell and Turner Bell. Laura was a graduate of Morgan County High School and Georgia Southern University, with a degree in business education. Her teaching career included Winder-Barrow High School, Arickaree School near Anton, Colorado, and Morgan County Primary. On July 29, 1965 at Buckhead Baptist Church, Laura married George Arthur …

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Kenneth Ray Harwell

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Kenneth Ray Harwell, 67, of Madison was called home on July 17, 2020, surrounded by the love of his family, both near and far. He was born July 25, 1952, in Madison, the son of the late Agnes and Dewitt Harwell. Ray, as he was called, was the youngest of six children. On March 16, 1974, he married the love of his life, Mary Lynn Calvert. Together, they raised three children. He was a graduate of Morgan County High School, class of 1970, and served in the National Guard for …

Sharon Renee Phillips

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Sharon Renee Phillips, 57, died July 17, 2020 peacefully at her home in Augusta. A small graveside service will be held for family.  Sherry was born on August 21, 1962 in Madison. From an early age, Sherry had a natural ability to connect with others and bring people joy. Her loved ones described her as their “protector.”  She enjoyed singing at Bonner’s Restaurant as a young girl. She loved music and photography and was talented in both.   Sherry had a passion for helping others. She began her career as …

Paul Delmas Hensler

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Paul Delmas Hensler, age 89, of Atlanta passed away July 15, 2020. He was born in Morgan County, Georgia, and graduated from Madison High School. Upon graduation he joined the United States Navy. After serving, he moved to Atlanta where he graduated from cosmetology school. In Atlanta, he became a successful hairstylist, a profession he loved, and established his salon, Mr. Paul’s, in Buckhead on East Andrews near Peachtree Street.  He owned and operated Mr. Paul’s for many years.  In his later years Paul also maintained a home in Rutledge …

Ferryl Peters

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Ferryl Peters, formerly of Rutledge, died July 14, 2020.  She was the wife of the late Ray Peters and Jackson Raymond Embrey.  She was the daughter of the late Harold Elliott Wishon and Thelma Grove Wishon.  Mrs. Peters was a member of Madison Baptist Church and a licensed real estate agent.  She also worked as a nurse for eight years.  She was a graduate of St. Mary of the Springs Academy. Mrs. Peters is survived by two sons, Stephen Embrey and Amal and Larry Embrey and Sherry.  She also leaves …

Susan Hudgins Schoewe

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Susan Hudgins Schoewe passed from this life at 8pm, Monday July 13th, 2020 at her home in Rutledge, after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer the week before.  She had the loves of her life by her side, husband John, son Hayden and her yorkie pup, Winston.  She was 61 years old.  To know Susan was to love her and she will be greatly missed by all the lives she touched.  Susan is survived by her husband, John F. Schoewe, her son, Hayden Bruce Schoewe, father James Patrick Hudgins …

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John Howard Johnston Jr.

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John Howard Johnston Jr. passed away peacefully at his home June 25, 2020 at the age of 88. Mr. Johnston was born July 17, 1931 to the late John Howard Johnston Sr. and Lula Cooper Johnston. After serving four years in the United States Air Force, he returned home and began a dairy business, which he operated 40 years. After retiring from dairying he worked for the State Park Golf Course where he made many golfing friends. He loved his time with his family. He is survived by his wife …

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William Misuraca

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William Misuraca, 78 of Social Circle, died July 12, 2020 after a brief illness.  He was a native of Brooklyn, NY.  Mr. Misuraca was born November 8, 1941 to Lewis and Marie Hook Misuraca.  He married Gail Worfler.  They made their home in Georgia where he worked as an auto broker.  He loved his family and their home in Social Circle.   Mr. Misuraca is survived by his children, Karen and Randy Jenks, Doug and Debbie Misuraca, Tim Misuraca, Matt and Michelle Misuraca and Laura and Curtis Marshall.  His grandchildren …

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Thomas Gerald (Jerry) Kiplinger

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Thomas Gerald (Jerry) Kiplinger, age 78 of Buckhead, GA passed peacefully July 10, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospitalafter a lengthy illness. Jerry was born April 9, 1942 and was an active member of Lake Country Church. He was an avid hunter, golfer and enjoyed fishing and anything outdoors. Jerry and his wife, Jane were former owners of 4 Seasons Marine in Eatonton, GA.  A celebration of Jerry’s life was held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Lake Country Church with Reverend Bill Thigpen officiating. Mack Thomley  provided special music. …

Vernon Terrell Tamplin, Jr.

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Vernon Terrell Tamplin, Jr, 69, died June 21, 2020 at his home in Madison. At his request, no service was held.  A small graveside memorial was held for family and close friends. Terry was born February 15, 1951 in Morgan County to Vernon and Waddie Tamplin.   From a very young age, Terry loved tractors.  He loved farming which is what he was fortunate enough to do for most of his life and career.   Terry was known as a loyal and dedicated man.  He was the first to reach out and …

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Reba Williamson Segars

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Reba Williamson Segars, age 83 of Athens, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of East Side Baptist Church in Winder. Reba was a dedicated homemaker, who centered her life around her husband, children and grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Beverett and Annie Mae Wright Williamson; a brother, Winford “Peanut” Williamson and a sister, Helen Allen Kimbrell.  Reba is survived by her husband of 65 years, Preacher Jack Segars of Athens; two daughters, Karen Miller of Athens and …

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Edgar Franklin Cape Jr.

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Edgar Franklin Cape Jr. Born January 9, 1972 to Edgar F Cape Sr. and Maggie Jean Cape passed away June 26, 2020. Proceeded in death by both parents. Survivors are husband Patrick Nelson of the home, one son Elijah Cape of Madison,  one grandson, Clark Cape , four siblings , Lafeda Whelan of Elberton, Kenneth Smith of Madison, Rhonda Felts of Statham , and Angela Cape of Jefferson. Eddie was a family man who enjoyed being with and helping people.  He worked for many years in the Kabuta Tractor industry …

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Rogers Youngblood

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Rogers Youngblood passed away peacefully at his home June 15, 2020, at the age of 93. Mr. Youngblood was born May 2, 1927, to the late James Howard and Hulda Minish Youngblood in Commerce, Georgia. When he was 12, he and his family moved to Buckhead where they worked for Joe Bell on his dairy. Mr. Youngblood began working with the Department of Transportation in 1946 after completing two years as a seaman in the Merchant Marines. During his tenure with the Department of Transportation, he helped with the building …

David W. Casteel

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David W. Casteel, 53, of Madison, died June 26, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel with Rev. Byron Lee officiating. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Mr. Casteel, a native of Lilburn, was a member of The Crossing Church and was a self employed electrician. He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Casteel; son, Nicholas Casteel; parents, Henry and Ann Casteel; brother, John Henry Casteel; sister, Sarah Casteel; nephews, Jonathan Casteel, Tanner Dutton; special …

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Michael Wayne Rogers

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Michael Wayne Rogers, 68 of Madison, died June 26, 2020.  He was surrounded by his family.  Mr. Rogers was born in Chamblee on October 2, 1951 to Alvin and Martha Ivy Rogers.  He was married to Marian Greeson.  Mr. Rogers worked as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver.  Most recently he worked for Oldcastle.  He was a farmer at heart.  He loved all animals but especially horses and all his dogs.  He enjoyed fishing and water sports but more than anything else, he loved his family. Mr. Rogers is …