Martha Conner Plunkett

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Martha Conner Plunkett, age 91 of Bishop, died May 19, 2018.  Born in Gainesville to Thomas and Mellie Conner, she grew up in Apalachee and Madison, and graduated from Madison High School in 1945.  Following graduation, she started her 20-year career with Southern Bell Telephone Company in Atlanta, where she was one of the first female managers.  She married Charles Edward Plunkett of Lithonia in 1963. Surviving are her daughters, Lisa Rawls of Bishop, Mary Ryan of University Place, Wash., sons Charles Plunkett, Jr of Tacoma, Wash. and Russell Plunkett …

Evelyn Ruark Coggin

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Evelyn Ruark Coggin of Bostwick passed away on May 16, 2018. She was born in Bostwick on July 26, 1924 to James Russell Ruark and Katie Inez Jones Ruark. She was born in the home of her grandparents, “Papa Charlie and Mother Emma”. She graduated from Bostwick High School as Salutatorian in May of 1943. She married Theodore Lewis Coggin of Conyers on March 19, 1945. They settled in Decatur after their marriage and started a family. In 1959, they moved to Avondale Estates where Evelyn became a very active …

Mary Hays Blackwell Butler

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“If this were my last day I’m almost sure I’d spend it working in my garden.  I would dig about my little plants, and try to make them happy, so they would endure long after me.  Then I would hide secure where my green arbor shades me from the sky, and watch how bird and bee and butterfly came hovering to every flowery lure.  Then, as I rested, perhaps a friend or two, lovers of flowers would come, and we would walk about my little garden paths and talk of …

Emma Gean Williams

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Emma Gean Williams, 70, died May 6, 2018 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. She was born April 1, 1948 in Madison to Willie B. and Clara J. Smith. Emma Gean was married to Harold Williams who preceded her in death. Unto them two sons were born, Terry Williams Sr. who preceded her in death and David Williams Sr. Emma Gean joined Lower Mosely Church, where she was a faithful member. She worked at several places during her lifetime. Among them were Verner Farms and the Chicken Poultry Plant. She was a …

John Brock

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John Brock 97, formally of Eatonton, passed away in Marshallville, GA. on Sunday, May 13, 2018.  John was known to his family and friends as J.T.  He was born in Shady Dale to the late David W. Brock and Sara Lucille Cagle Brock.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Edith Tumlin Brock and son Johnny Brock.   J. T. served in the United States Army for 4 years during World War II and was a member of the VFW post 6686.   J.T. was the plant manager at Enterprise …

Nancy Lee Roper Blackwell Ansley

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Nancy Lee Roper Blackwell Ansley, 89, of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at The Retreat Nursing Home in Monticello. Nancy Blackwell Ansley was born on April 27, 1929, in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Tyre Lee “Preacher” Roper and Nora Stradley Roper.  Her family moved to Jasper County; she lived in Monticello until 1969.    Before moving to Madison in 1969, Nancy owned and operated Kathryn’s Flowers for a few years. Her late husband, Thomas Leon Blackwell, passed away in 1981; and she remarried the late Hamilton Goss …

Wayne Mealor

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Wayne Mealor, 74, died peacefully on Sunday May 13, 2018 at his home in Madison. He was born in Morgan County on September 29, 1943 to the late Joe and Dorothy M. Westmoreland Mealor. Wayne graduated from Morgan County High School in 1961. He worked for the GA Department of Transportation as a project engineer and retired after 33 years. Wayne was a member of Beacon Heights Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, carpentry, being outdoors and hunting. Wayne married Elaine McCord Mealor in 1964. They have been married for more …

Elbert Wayne Hix

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Elbert Wayne Hix, 79 of Madison, died on May 9, 2018.  Mr. Hix was born on September 6, 1938 in Stone Mountain.  He was the son of the late Elbert and Naomi Buice Hix.  Mr. Hix was retired as a supervisor of paper production.  He attended Brownwood Baptist Church.  He enjoyed repairing small engines and working in his yard.  He liked to fish and hunt.  He was also a talented poet and enjoyed sharing his poems. Mr. Hix is survived by his wife, Joann Robertson Hix and two daughters, Deborah …

Hoyt David Dickson Jr.

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Hoyt David Dickson Jr. of Rutledge passed away on May 11, 2018.  Born and raised in Rutledge, he graduated from Morgan County High School, and went on to attend and graduate from Berry College in Rome, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.  Mr. Dickson served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957, where he was stationed in South Korea and then served in the reserves until 1961. He married his wife of 50 years, Sarah B. Dickson, in October of 1967.  He worked for …

Alice Stewart Thompson

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Alice Stewart Thompson, 68 of Buckhead, died May 6, 2018.  She was the daughter of the late Edgar Stewart and Martha Stewart.  She was married to Raymond Thompson on July 1, 1969.  She had worked for Sweet Orr as a quality inspector. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her husband, Raymond and two sons, Wesley Thomspon and Valerie and John Thompson and Bonita.  Grandchildren are Brittany Crowell and Kyle, Tyler Thompson, Elisabeth Thompson, Christina Thompson and two great grandchildren, Riley and Jackson Crowell.  Mrs. Thompson also leaves a sister, Ann Singleton …

Virginia Bell Appleton

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Virginia Bell Appleton died peacefully on Thursday April 26, 2018 at the Brookside Senior Living Facility in Commerce. Virginia was born in Buckhead on December 20, 1936 to Joseph Merritt Bell and Gladys Harper Bell. She graduated from Morgan County High School and attended Mercer University. One summer during college she worked in the dining hall at Ridgecrest Baptist Retreat Center in North Carolina. The handsome, young Jon Appleton sat at her table. That was the beginning of a love affair that lasted 62 years. They were married on August …

Virginia Bell Appleton

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Virginia Bell Appleton died peacefully on Thursday April 26, 2018 at the Brookside Senior Living Facility in Commerce. Virginia was born in Buckhead on December 20, 1936 to Joseph Merritt Bell and Gladys Harper Bell. She graduated from Morgan County High School and attended Mercer University. One summer during college, she worked in the dining hall at Ridgecrest Baptist Retreat Center in North Carolina. The handsome, young Jon Appleton sat at her table. That was the beginning of a love affair that lasted 62 years. They were married on August …

Fredric Daniel Bright

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A celebration of the life of Fredric Daniel Bright will be held Tuesday, May 1, at 4 PM in Northridge Christian Church, 321 Log Cabin Road, Milledgeville. Interment will follow in Heritage Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville on Monday, April 30 from 4 until 8 pm. Fred, a native of Baltimore, came to Georgia in 1973 and graduated from Emory and then the University of Georgia School of Law. Fred, one of the most experienced trial lawyers in Georgia, was a career …

Fred Alvin Richardson

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Fred Alvin Richardson, age 98 of Buckhead, died Monday, April 23, 2018. A graveside service was held Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Buford. Rev. Darwin Caldwell officiated. The family received friends Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Breedlove Richardson, and his daughter, Sheila Richardson Worthan. He is survived by his daughter, Trenia Phillips (Terry), Gainesville; grandchildren, Jeremy Worthan, Becky Gowens (Jamie), Ashley Heartt (Ryan), Ric Worthan …

Kenneth “Pop” Lamar Beal

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Kenneth Beal, 57, of Madison died April 20, 2018. He worked in construction. Preceding him in death were his parents Shirley and Howard Self and a niece Sezshena Beal. He leaves a wife of 33 years and six children, 17 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, six siblings and his father “Bud”. A memorial service will be held April 29 at Harvest Time on Hwy. 441. In lieu of flowers pleasemake donations to St. Judes.

Rogette Rheanee Boyer

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Rogette Boyer, 56, of Madison lost her fight to cancer on April 14, 2018 at her home with family and friends by her side. She was born in Decatur on July 15, 1961. She is survived by her husband Big E. J. Boyer and Lil’ E. J. Boyer, her  mother and father, Wanda and Roger Griffith and her brother Eddy and his wife Amber Griffith and a nephew Mason. She was loved by all and will be sadly missed. A memorial service will be held at Rutledge Baptist Church on …

Patsy (Pat) R. Newton

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Patsy (Pat) R. Newton, 89, of Athens, Tennessee passed away on April 23, 2018 at Morning Pointe of Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents Ralph R. Rouland of Beaumont, California and Laurie J. Lancaster of Rutledge;  her only sibling Myra R. Muscisk of Flowery Branch, a son George Alan Newton and his wife B.J. Newton of Seneca, South Carolina, a granddaughter Gretchan Alana Newton of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and one son-in-law, David F. Harrod of Athens. Born in Springfield, Illinois she moved to Rutledge, at …

Dan Adair Pentecost

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Dan Adair Pentecost, 81 of Colbert, died April 20, 2018.  He was the son of the late Theo and Frances Adair Pentecost. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, April 25 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of A.E. Carter Funeral Home. Mr. Pentecost was born on June 24, 1936 in Bishop.  He faithfully served his country with over 20 years of service in the United States Air Force, including two tours in Vietnam.  After his military service was complete, he came back home and served his community with over 20 …

Anthony Craig Almand

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Anthony Craig Almand, 60 of Bostwick, died April 17, 2018.  Mr. Almand was born October 1, 1957 in Monroe to the late Jessie Thomas Almand and Lorene Watkins Almand.  He worked in the construction industry. He was  member of Rockdale Baptist Church and a devoted UGA football fan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to cook barbecue and spend time with his family. Mr. Almand is survived by his mother, Lorene as well as a sister, Rhonda Durand and Jimmy and two brothers, Jessie Thomas Almand, Jr. and Mark …

Mrs. Thelma Jo Doremus

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Mrs. Thelma Jo Doremus, 86 of Madison died April 20, 2018.  She was born March 16, 1932 in Madison, to Willie and Olive Peters. She was married to William C. Doremus, Jr.  She was a member of Brookhaven Baptist Church and attended Madison Baptist.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, bingo and reading.  She truly enjoyed looking at and sharing her family photos. Mrs. Doremus is survived by her children Doug Doremus and Marilyn, William C Doremus III and Debbie, Debbie Clayton and Albert; grandchildren Melanie Alonzo, Tina Green, Kara Dale, Harlon …