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Doris Boswell Brooks

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Doris Boswell Brooks passed away on Saturday evening in Newnan, Georgia. Graveside Service will be held on Saturday,November 21, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Madison Memorial Cemetery, 420 WestCentral Avenue, Madison. Visitation will be held Friday evening at Jones and Turner Chapel from 5-7 p.m. Jones and Turner Funeral Home is following the CDC guideline of mask before entering the Chapel for visitation and social distancing. We are honored to serve the Brooks Family in their time of need.

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Ralph Barry Murdock

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Ralph Barry Murdock of Buckhead, died November 12, 2020. Mr. Murdock was a native of Nashville, Tenn.  He was born June 2, 1943 to John and Agnes Harris Murdock.  He served four years in the U.S. Navy and then went to work for the Georgia Department of Revenue where he retired as Supervisor of Auditors.  He moved to Morgan County from College Park.  He enjoyed his time living on Lake Oconee.  He loved to fish and play golf. Mr. Murdock is survived by a son, Tim Murdock and Liz and …

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Marsha Minchew Minnick

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Marsha Minchew Minnick was born September 1, 1953 in Waycross, GA. She is preceded in death by her father, Awtrey Patrick Minchew Jr.,  her mother Wilma Carter Minchew, and her younger brother James Patrick Minchew. Marsha married Daniel Minnick on January 16, 1982. They have been residents of Morgan County since 1983. They have three daughters Catherine who is married to Dr. Gibson Gray, Lisa who is married to Daniel McGee, and Anna who is married to Travis Mayhew. She has nine grandchildren: Augusta, Jennifer, Patrick, and Ruth Mayhew, Asa …

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Kelly Reid Maxey

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Kelly Reid Maxey, 47 of Buckhead, died November 16, 2020.  She was born in Eatonton on December 7, 1972.  She was a graduate of Gatewood Academy.  Kelly spent many years working for Hallman Wood Products in Eatonton until her health prevented her from working any longer. She was married to Paul Maxey for 14 years.  She loved her family, especially her grandchildren.  She enjoyed camping and spending time with her friends.  She loved animals, especially her cats. Kelly Maxey is survived by her husband, Paul Maxey and children, Nina West …

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CP Lord

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CP Lord, 90, died peacefully on November 11, 2020.  He was born September 12, 1930 to Oscar Barren Lord and Ollie Tanner Lord in Jackson County, Georgia.  He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his sisters, Claudine Lord, Q.D. Lord, Geraldine Lord Tucker, Mary Lou Lord Shephard and Lois Lord Armour, his brothers, Harvey Lord, Jack Lord and Bobby Joe Lord.  He is survived by his wife, Ann Bone Lord and brothers, Tom Lord and Henry Lord.  He is survived also by his children, Gail Lord Howard …

Jack Addison Way, III

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Jack Addison Way, III, age 86 of Madison, died Tuesday, November 10, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Addison Way, II.; mother, Alice Blanche Snyder; wife, Barbara Ann Way. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Kim Crowell; son and daughter-in-law; Jack and Cherie Way, IV; grandchildren, Kyle and Brittany Crowell, Connor Crowell; great-grandchildren, Riley Crowell, Jackson Crowell, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jack was married to his wife, Barbara Ann, from 1956-2012. They had 56 wonderful years together. He …

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Christine Shouse Calhoun

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Mrs. Christine Shouse Calhoun, formerly of Madison, Georgia, passed away November 8, 2020 in Austell, Georgia. Christine was born to the late Nina and Knox Shouse. Christine spent her childhood in Madison, Georgia, graduating from Madison High School. She went on later to attend LaGrange College and graduated in 1952. She fell for the most amazing man, Ed, and they were happily married for over 60 years. They were blessed to have and nurture two loving children: Kim and Karen. The love they shared created memories that will be remembered …

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Thompson Eugene Sidwell

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Thompson Eugene Sidwell, 83 of Madison, died November 4, 2020.  Mr. Sidwell was born in Apalachee on July 24, 1937 to Thompson and Maggie Beal Sidwell.  He was a graduate of Morgan County High School where he excelled in sports.  He was a member of the 1955 State Championship football team.  After high school, Mr. Sidwell joined the United States Navy where he served four years.  Following his service to our nation, Mr. Sidwell was married to Frances Adams and he began working for Pennington Seed Company. He spent sixty …

Donald Harden

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Georgia mourns the passage of one of its most consummate gentlemen, Donald  Harden who passed away peacefully at his Madison home on November 6, 2020. Don was one of the most respected and influential partners at law firm Fisher & Phillips for many decades before retiring to Madison full time in 2018? Don is survived by his loving wife Solveig, daughter Sylvia, sons Harmon and Donald Jr., and 7 beloved grandchildren. Don was well known for being a principled conservative with a mind more open than most liberals. A man …

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Roy Franklin Morris

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On the afternoon of October 7, 2020, Roy Franklin Morris Sr, of Madison, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his home after a long struggle with heart disease. He was born on October 5, 1935 to Betty Ethel Rice and Oliver Harris Morris of Morgan County. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother Richard Harris Morris, and his wife, Shirley N. Morris. He is survived by his sister Brenda Morris and brother-in-law, Bobby Morris. He is survived by one son, Roy Morris Jr., five grandchildren, Luke …

Lessie Bell Lawrence

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Mrs. Lessie Bell Lawrence, life long resident of Madison passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Piedmont Regional. She recently enjoyed sharing a short biography written by her granddaughter. (Lessie by Montresia Wilson) Services will be handled by Bernard’s Family Funeral Care,  Madison, Ga.

Jackie (Jack) Smith

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Jackie (Jack) Smith, 80, of Greshamville, Georgia passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. He was born on September 27, 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late James Earl Smith and Bertha Richardson Smith.  Jack grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Fulton High School. After graduation he became a member of a popular quartet.  Jack went to Woodrow Wilson Law School for three years. His working career varied from being a news reporter early on to a banker with C & S Bank …

Ronald Douglas Crook

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It is with great sadness that his family announces that Ronald Douglas Crook, born April 20, 1946, passed away October 7, 2020 at the age of 74 after battling ill health. Named after Ronald Reagan (he and all his siblings were all named after prominent actors of the day) he was known to his friends and family as Butch.  Born in Madison, GA, Butch moved to the East Lake neighborhood of Atlanta, where he attended Murphy High School, and proved to be a poplar student.  At Murphy, Butch was voted …

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Philip Harold Holder

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Philip Harold Holder, age 86, of Austell, passed away September 19, 2020. Mr. Holder is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Harriette Holder; sons, Jeff (Diane) Holder and John (Jill) Holder; grandchildren, Josh Holder, Stephanie Holder, Dane Holder, Travis Holder and Abby Holder; great grandchildren, Tinsley Holder, John Holder, Aria Holder and Alivia Holder; brother, Kenneth (Evelyn) Holder and sister, Ellen Dennis. Mr. Holder was a graduate of West Fulton High School (class of 1952) and later graduated from Atlanta Christian College and remained active with West Fulton …

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Allen Foster Pearson

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Allen Foster Pearson, 65 of Madison, died September 28, 2020.  Allen was a lifelong resident of Morgan County.  He was born June 16, 1955 in Fairplay, GA.  He was married to Marsha Miller.  Allen was employed at Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing in Covington.  Allen enjoyed wood working and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Marsha Miller Pearson and siblings, Mike and Donna Pearson, Linda and Buddy Jones, Frances and Robert Campbell and Edward Pearson.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death …

David Slaughter

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David Slaughter, 61 of Madison, died October 1, 2020.  David was born in Greensboro to Harold Frank Slaughter, Sr and Estelle Brown Slaughter.  He lived in Morgan County all his life.  He worked for Custom Dairy Supply and later Slaughter’s Well Service.  David enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.  David was preceded in death by his wife Paula Crowe Slaughter and a son, Jacob Slaughter.  He is survived by two sons, Joshua Shane Slaughter and Justin Vandiver Slaughter.  He also leaves two grandchildren, Lindsey and Alyssa.  …

Timmy Dwayne Watkins

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Timmy Dwayne Watkins was born February 9, 1961, to Homer Wells (Buck) and Christine Veal Watkins. He was educated in Morgan County schools and graduated with the Class of 1979. Even before graduation, he worked as a heavy equipment operator with his father’s construction business. After the untimely death of his father, he began to work in home construction and repair, and continued in that field until his health declined. He was a member of the Madison Christian Church. Tim set his mind to fly an airplane, took lessons, and …

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Marian Laverne Rogers

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Marian Laverne Rogers, 67 of Madison, died September 19, 2020.  She was the daughter of Venable and Marian Appling Greeson.  She was born October 30, 1952.  She was married to the late, Mike Rogers. She was a devoted wife and mother.  She enjoyed life on the family farm being surrounded by their horses and dogs. Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her husband Mike.  She is survived by her children, Ronnie Wayne Dutton, Jr. and Samantha Ann, Lajuana Lea Dutton, Michael Shane Rogers and April Michelle Rogers.  Her grandchildren …

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Iziah Williams

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Iziah Williams was born February 25, 1941 to the late Goldwire and Mattie Mae Williams in Madison. He died September 21, 2020. He was educated in the public schools of Morgan County, Georgia.  Iziah spent his life in service of his family and the community. He was employed with the Morgan County Board of Commissioner as a transit bus driver and retired in 2006. He is survived by his brothers Golden Williams and Robert Williams Sr. (Ada), and a sister Gloria Williams, two nieces Alicia Williams and Kelvin Ward (Tyrone), four …

Steven L. Waterman

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Steven L. Waterman, 74, passed away September 3, 2020 peacefully after an accelerated bout with military service-connected brain damage. Born in Hope, Maine, March 29, 1946, he was the son of Robert T. and Norma Blom Waterman. Other than his parents, Steve was predeceased by his first wife Judy Waterman, and his wife of 33 years, Mary Ware Waterman.   He is survived by his wife, Dottie Billingsley Waterman of Madison, GA; his two sisters, Cheryl Waterman and Heather Waterman, both of South Thomaston, ME; his four children, Emily O. Dillon …