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Brenda Turner Haney

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Mrs. Brenda Turner Haney, 71 of Rutledge, died July 2, 2019.  Mrs. Haney was born February 22, 1948 in Duluth to Byron and Bessie Ethridge Turner.  She was married to Ronnie Haney.  The Haney’s lived in Alpharetta until moving to Morgan County in 1986.  Mrs. Haney attended Rutledge Baptist Church.  She enjoyed arts and crafts and was a talented photographer.  Mrs. Haney loved animals, especially her dog and her goats.   Brenda Haney is survived by her husband, Ronnie and daughters, Stephanie Hacker and Burton and Jenny Hill and Chad.  …

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Kay Hilsman Lariscy

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Kay Hilsman Lariscy, 75 of Forsyth, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2019. Kay was born in Madison to the late J.C. and Carrie Bell Adcock. She was a lifelong florist as well as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  Kay is survived by her husband of 32 years, Joe Lariscy of Forsyth, children Bart Hilsman and Jason Hilsman (Jennifer) of Madison, Heather Register (James) of Forsyth and Chris Lariscy (Emily) of Sewanee, 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren as well as sisters Juanita …

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Marie Gibson

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Marie Gibson age 80 of Newborn passed away Tuesday, July 9. 2019. She  was born to Jesse Lee and Annie May Howard and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Marie loved to fish and square dance.   She is survived by her spouse of 62 years, John Gibson Jr. of  Newborn, son John Gibson III (Melinda) of Monticello, brothers  Jerry Eugene Howard (Paulette) of Tucker, William Howard (Betty) of  Rutledge, sisters Janice (Tim) Grover of Conyers, Jackie (Kenneth) Jackson of Conyers, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Funeral Services will …

Robert “Bob” Williams

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Robert “Bob” Williams, 83, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Madison at his residence. Bob was born on January 9, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan to Basil and Mary Williams. After graduation from high school he attended Michigan State University where he studied Metallurgical Engineering graduating with honors. He was employed by General Motors as a research engineer during which time he was awarded seven patents, one being “Continuous Casting”, an important process which improved and continues to improve yield, quality, productivity and cost efficiency. After retiring he attended Wayne State …

Melva E. Armistead

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Melva E. Armistead peacefully passed into the arms of her Savior on June 22, 2019 at the age of 91. She was born March 16, 1928 in Saratoga, Indiana to the late Willard and Velma (Coats) Addington. Mrs. Armistead was married to the late James O. Armistead for 56 wonderful years. She worked as a public accountant for Samuel J. London, CPA and later ran her own accounting business. She retired in 1986 and moved to Georgia in 1988. She continued to work part time assisting various CPA’s in the …

Ida Kate (Kay) Ruark

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Ida Kate (Kay) Ruark, 101, died June 20, 2019.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sally R. and Jerry Gouge; her son, Michael E. Ruark; her granddaughter, Marianne K. Gouge; her sister-in-law, Betty R. Kelly; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were Saturday, June 22,  at Tuckston United Methodist Church, 4175 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605. The family received friends at 11 a.m.  in the Fellowship Hall of the Church with the service following at 12 p.m.. Burial was at The Bostwick City Cemetery following the funeral service.  …

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Elizabeth “Betty” McHan Garrison

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Elizabeth “Betty McHan Garrison passed away peacefully on June 18, 2019, leaving a love-filled home that she shared with her late husband, William “Tommy” Garrison until his death in 2013.  Betty’s childhood home had been on land that is now Madison’s Town Park.  Her parents were James N and Josie J McHan.  Shortly after graduating from Morgan County High School in 1951, she married Tommy.  Three years later the young couple grieved the loss of their first child, infant Debra Ann Garrison.  But the backyard playground was soon enjoyed by …

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Kathy Jo Lord Haley

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Kathy Jo Lord Haley, 58 of Morgan County, died May 21, 2019.  Kathy was a life long resident of Morgan County.  She had worked for years as the head cashier at Krystal in Madison.  Kathy attended church at Building 5210.  She loved her family and spent untold hours caring for others.  She will be remembered for her sweet spirit.  Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Joe Lord.  She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Peters Lord as well as her children, Jolene Lord Hawn, Eddie Haley and …

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Julia Ivorene Moody Gilbert

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Julia Ivorene Moody Gilbert, age 80, of Rutledge, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2019, at Piedmont Newton Medical Center in Covington. Ivorene Gilbert was born in Brooks, Georgia to the late Julia Faith Banks Moody and James Butler Moody.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Neil Gilbert. Ivorene Gilbert lived in Rutledge with her daughter and son-in-law, Renea and Michael Hutchins. She loved her cats and camping, especially cooking out and sitting by the fire.  She and her late husband, Raymond travelled …

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Wesley Moses Beckham

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Wesley Moses Beckham, 101, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2019 at his home in Madison.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna. Mr. Beckham is survived by his sons, Steve Beckham (Jenny) and George Beckham (Karen) and four grandchildren: Alison, Jacob, Caitlin and Emily.  Services were held on Sunday, June 2, at A.E. Carter Funeral Home in Madison, with interment in the Madison City Cemetery.

Brent Preston Slaughter

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Brent Preston Slaughter, age 68 of the Greshamville Community died Thursday, May 23, 2019 at his home.  Born in Madison, Georgia on July 9, 1950, he was the son of late Frank Slaughter and Estelle Brown Slaughter.  Preston was a graduate of Morgan County High School.   On January 20, 1975 he married the former Mary Ann Healey.  Preston was the owner and operator of Custom Dairy Equipment in Madison, GA.   Early in life he enjoyed fishing and hunting, but later he lived for competing in tractor pulls.  He was a …

Jim Wall

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James “Jim” Barnard Wall, age 70, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Cashiers, NC. Jim was born on February 7, 1949, in Madison, to Henry and Louise (Barnard) Wall. He graduated valedictorian of his high school class and enrolled at the University of Georgia, where he served as a Cadet Colonel in the ROTC. During these years he married the love of his life, Nancy Ella Neal, on December 19, 1969. He received his law degree from the University of Georgia, and moved to …

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Betty Jo Cofer Thomas

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Betty Jo Cofer Thomas, 85 of Madison, died May 6, 2019 in Greenville, SC. Mrs. Thomas was born in Covington on July 9, 1933 to Herman and Mary Lois Byrd Cofer. She was retired from Marshall Distributing. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening and spending time with her family. Mrs. Thomas is survived by two daughters, Donna Davis and Cheryl Serrato. She leaves six grandchildren; Jennifer Serrato, Jessica Serrato, Justin Davis, Kelsey Davis, Mireya Gutierrez and Ariana Morales.  She is also survived by 18 great grandchildren. The family of Ms. Thomas …

Joseph Franklin McDowell

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Joseph Franklin McDowell, 91 of Madison, died May 7, 2019. Mr. McDowell was a native of North Carolina. He was born January 9, 1928. He joined the United States Marines while he was still in high school. He served his country during WWII, serving in China. He was married to Nancy Croker. He was retired from United Distributers where he worked in sales. Mr. McDowell was an avid fisherman. He loved his dogs and was a great cook. Mr. McDowell is survived by his wife, Nancy, a daughter, Chrys Farley …

Marianne Clopton Shockley

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“A candle burning at both ends burns brightest, but it cannot last the night.” – Joseph T. Shockley  Marianne Clopton Shockley, Ph. D., of Apalachee, passed from this earthly dimension on Sunday, May 12, 2019. She was the third child and second daughter of Drs. John and Sandra Shockley, also residents of Apalachee. Marianne and her elder sister, Suzanne (Mrs. Eric) Hendricks of Soperton, shared the same birthday of August 14th, though Marianne was five years younger. Their paternal uncle Colonel Peter S. Shockley, Ret., formerly of Alexandria, Virginia, also shared …

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Geraldine Lowe Carter

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Geraldine Lowe Carter was born October 13, 1932 in Sharon to the late Jimmy Lowe and Lenora Revere Lowe. At an early age she joined Thankful Baptist Church, where she was a faithful choir member. She was united in holy matrimony to Deacon Sam Carter, who preceded her in death in addition to one sister and four brothers. Geraldine transitioned to eternal rest on Friday, April 19, 2019. Her memory will live on in her two children, Pastor Aaron Carter Sr. (Valenteena) and Juanita Miller (Clifford); one sister, Bessie L. …

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Joel Henry Johnston

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Joel Henry Johnston Joel Henry Johnston, 90, of Rutledge, went home to be with the Lord, on May 3, 2019. He was a native of Newborn, where he was one of five children of the late Eugene and Sadie Williams Johnston. Growing up he enjoyed roping on his horse, Rawhide. He served in the United States  Army, where he was stationed in Germany during the Korean War from 1950-1952 as a Medic. He received medals for expert shooter with the M-1 carbine and also expert shooter with the 45 cal. …

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Troy Lee Dobbs

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Troy Lee Dobbs, 92 of Bostwick, died May 6 2019. Mr. Dobbs was born April 17, 1927 in Walton County to DeWitt and Viola Roberts Dobbs. He was married to the late Juanita Dobbs. Mr. Dobbs served in the United States Army during WWII and the Korean War. He was retired from the Schnadig Corporation where he was the quality assurance manager. Mr. Dobbs was a member of Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church. He enjoyed working his garden. He liked to fish and hunt and loved to play softball. He was …

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Jimmy Jones

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Jimmy Jones, 64 of Madison, died May 3, 2019. Jimmy was the son of the late, Brady and Lillie Cobb Jones. He had worked as a truck driver and also for Morris Wrecker Service. Jimmy was married to Shelby Johnson. He enjoyed racing, fishing and watching wrestling. He loved his dogs and his grandchildren. Jimmy Jones is survived by his wife, Shelby and their children, Pamela Jones, Spencer Jones and Mandi, Ricki Nelms and Chris. He is also survived by grandchildren, Javier, Bri and Aiden Tirado, Easton Poole, Jessie Jones …

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Tom Franklin

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Tom Franklin, age 100, of Madison passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, 2410 Bethany Church Road, Madison. There will be a visitation on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jones and Turner Funeral Home Chapel, 484 Burney Street, Madison. Jones and Turner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.