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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 …

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Jacob Russell Slaughter

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Jacob Russell Slaughter, 32 of Madison, died on June 22, 2020.  Jake was the son of David Slaughter and the late, Paula Crowe Slaughter.  He was born on January 9, 1988 in Conyers.  He grew up in Madison and graduated from Morgan County High School. Jake loved his family and spending time writing music and playing guitar.  He enjoyed fishing and gardening and was a great cook. Jake Slaughter is survived by his father, David Slaughter and two brothers, Joshua and Justin Slaughter.  He also leaves several aunts and uncles …

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Garrett Allen Snoderly

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Garrett Allen Snoderly, 76 of Greene County, died June 9, 2020.  He was born October 16, 1943 to Floyd Allen Snoderly and Jeanne Watson Snoderly. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from the printing industry.  He was a member of Lake Country Church.  Mr. Snoderly was married to the late Margaret Ann Beck Snoderly.  He is survived by daughters, Terry Brown, Regina Lori Felder and Treasure Lee Bradly.  Also surviving are grandchildren and other family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27 at 10:45 …

Harold Lamar Williamson, Sr.

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Harold Lamar Williamson Sr. a longtime resident of Athens, passed away peacefully in his sleep on to God’s eternal kingdom on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. He was born 94 years ago in Cordele, Georgia the son of his beloved parents, Felix Drewry and Ida Bryan Williamson. His father died when he was just a young boy and he was raised on their family farm along with his six siblings by their remarkable and loving mother. He is descended from seven generations of the Williamson family in Georgia, including the …

Dorothy “Dot” Campbell Jones

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Dorothy “Dot” Campbell Jones ascended to Heaven in the arms of angels on May 26, 2020.  She passed in the comfort of her home and family. She had been ill for several years and is now at peace. She was born in Morgan County to Ashley and Hazel Stapp Campbell on March 14, 1948. She grew up in the Godfrey community; loved Antioch Baptist Church and graduated from Morgan County High School in 1966. She graduated from South Georgia Technical College in 1967 and married her husband, Robert G. Jones …

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Joshua Curtis Hayes

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Joshua Curtis Hayes, 40 of Madison, died June 2, 2020.  Josh was the son of the late, Allen Curtis Hayes and Pam Malcom Whitney.  He was born October 4, 1979.  Josh grew up in Morgan County.  He served this community for several years in the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.  He later worked as a service technician for Anthony.  Josh was married to Eliu Abarca Hayes.  Josh enjoyed singing and dancing with his children and wrestling with his sons. Josh Hayes is survived by his wife, Eliu Hayes and children, Franky …

Barbara Nelson Ulrich

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Barbara Nelson Ulrich went to meet the Lord on May 8, 2020 after battling cancer.   She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.   Born on November 20, 1946, Barbara graduated with a B.Ed from Jacksonville State University, a BA in Biblical Education from Beulah Heights Bible College, and a M.Div from The Interdenominational Theological Center, Gammon Methodist Seminary.   She was the Pastor at Apalachee United Methodist Church in Madison.   Prior to her dedication to the ministry, Barbara taught public school in both Barrow and Oconee Counties.   Barbara was …

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Patricia Heriot Ryan

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Patricia Heriot Ryan, 82, Merritt Island, Fla., formerly of Savannah, died peacefully May 22, 2020, surrounded by family, from the effects of frontotemporal dementia. She was born February 22, 1938 to the late Theodore B. and Christine S. Heriot and was a graduate of Savannah High School. She was predeceased by her half-sister, Jeanne Heriot Delany; her husband of nearly 60 years, William Thomas Ryan, and great grandson, Jasper Ryan Moody, “Patsy” as she was referred to by her “Billy”, was a convert to the catholic church prior to marrying …

Michael Clay Nations

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Michael Clay Nations “Mike”, 58 passed away May 21, 2020 in his beloved town of Athens. He was the husband of Dana Nations and they shared 36 years of marriage together. He is survived by his two children, Justin (Christina) and Liz (Joseph), his two grandchildren, Carson and Sydney with his third grandchild due in December, his mother JoAnn Nations, brother Alec Nations and sister Melissa (Rick) Rittenhouse, along with two nieces Katherine and Caroline and many other family members who loved him dearly. As Mike entered the presence of …

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Bonita Raye Malcom

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Bonita Raye Malcom, 72, died on May 21, 2020 after a long and courageously-fought battle with cancer.  She never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was always determined to spend time with her family, without any complaint of her illness. Her compassion permeated all around her as she lived a life of putting others before herself. Her jovial laugh will forever echo inside those who loved and knew her. Through our time with her, we gained faith, resilience and perseverance. We learned to be both strong and loving. She …

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Roy William Bowman

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Roy William Bowman, 71 of Farmington passed away on May 22, 2020 at his home from a heart disease. He was born on July 23, 1948. He was welcomed into the gates of Heaven by his wife Nora Bowman and his parents Mrytis and Robert Bowman. Roy is survived by by his sisters-in-law, Barbara Teran, Brenda Arnold, Joyce Coltrain and Sherry Hawk and brothers-in-law, Tommy Hawk and Mike Arnold; nephews, Thomas Hawk and family, Clinton Johnson and family and Seth Coltrain and family; nieces, Tangie Merritt and family, Michelle Hawk …

Eugene Keith Barnett

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Eugene Keith Barnett of Bostwick passed away peacefully on May 13, 2020 following a lengthy illness.  Keith was a servant of God and truly tried to live his life by the Golden Rule.  He was born on May 21, 1940 and was the son of the late James David and Mary Byrnes Barnett.  He lived most of his life in Oconee County and had resided the past 14 years in Bostwick.  He was married to the late Patricia Ruark Barnett.   Keith was a member and former deacon of Bishop …

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Kathryn G. Hensley

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Kathryn G. Hensley died May 16, 2020 at The Gardens of Social Circle after an extended illness.  She was born in McDuffie County, Georgia and was the daughter of the late, A.W. Guy and the late, Annie Guy Criswell.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack L. Hensley; daughter, Kim Lowe; and grandson, Chuck Lowe. Mrs. Hensley graduated from Thomson High School and Southern Business University and attended Georgia State University in Atlanta.  She worked for Hickman and Company in Atlanta as a secretary and later as …

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Willie Richard Porter

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Willie Richard Porter, Sr. of Madison, died May 13, 2020.  Richard was born September 7, 1934 in Dry Pond, GA to Dave and Maggie Porter.  He was retired as a truck driver.  Richard was preceded in death by a son, Kent Porter, and a step-son, James Colley; three brothers; his first wife, Gracie Porter and his second wife, Ruby Nell Porter. Also three grandsons, Michael Brown, Sanjay Kar and Stephen Marlow and finally one great grandson Keynun Williams. Richard Porter is survived by his wife Linda Porter; five children, Daisy …

Weldon Reese Crook

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Weldon Reese Crook of Madison, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at the age of 76. Weldon was born in Houston, Texas to Grover and Retha Crook on November 7, 1943.  Weldon and his family lived in Madison from 1943 to 1957 where he attended elementary school in the building that currently houses the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center.  The family moved to East Atlanta in 1957 where he attended Murphy High School in Atlanta.  While at Murphy, he met and began dating his high school sweetheart, Donna Stelzriede Crook.  …

Harold ‘Reno’ Glenn Johnson

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On Sunday morning, May 3, 2020, Harold ‘Reno’ Glenn Johnson of Buckhead, age 83, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home by the lake.  After a battle with bladder cancer and two difficult surgeries, Mr. Johnson slowly said his goodbyes and began a restful decline.  Reno was surrounded by loved ones and was visited and comforted by members of the Lake Oconee community, members of their church at Buckhead Baptist, and his family.  Harold ‘Reno’ Johnson was born in Hanceville, Alabama.  His father, Ernest Johnson, relocated the family …

Dr. Timothy B. Gibson, MD

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Dr. Timothy B. Gibson, MD, passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, surrounded by his family.  On February 7, 1940 at The Tennessee Coal and Mine Hospital in Fairfield, Alabama, Timothy was born to Mrs. Laura Jacquot Gibson and Mr. Thomas Neuce Gibson Jr. He was proceeded in death by his brother, Colonel Thomas Neuce Gibson III.  He is survived by his loving wife, Em Chaffin Gibson; his devoted children: Laura Gibson Hooper and Bryan Hooper; James Gibson and wife Melanie, all of Athens; his beloved brother Ted W. Gibson …

Linda Alford Ashby

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Linda Alford Ashby, 72 of Madison, passed away May 2, 2020.  She was born to the late Emmett and Susie Harwood Alford on June 23, 1947 in Buckhead.  She was a 1966 graduate of Morgan County High School and a graduate of Athens Business School.  She started her career at Pennington Seed in Madison and had numerous professions throughout her busy life.  In her final years, her favorite job was a greeter at Wal-Mart, and she brightened many people’s days with her hugs and kind words.  She was a devout member of …