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Thomas Noel Saffold

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Thomas Noel Saffold passed away on July 18, 2019. He died peacefully just weeks before his 91st birthday.  He was the only son of Thomas Reid Saffold and Nellie Miller Saffold.  He worked with his father on a dairy, raising cattle and drove the local school bus while attending Madison High School until graduation in 1945. He left Buckhead to attend North Georgia College in Dahlonega, enrolling in the R.O.T.C. program before transferring to the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He graduated in 1949 in the top 10 percent of his …

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Patsy Smith Glasgow

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Patsy Smith Glasgow, 64, of Buckhead, passed away on August 6, 2019.   Patsy was born on July 15, 1955 to the late Robert Anglin and the late Ollie Mae Durden Anglin.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the  late Jim Glasgow. Mrs. Glasgow is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and  Lisa Smith of Savannah; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Danny Hill of Commerce. A visitation was held on Friday, August 9 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a memorial service following at 5 p.m. at Meadows Funeral …

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George Tiller

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George Tiller of Rutledge died August 12, 2019 at his home in Rutledge.  Mr. Tiller was the son of the late Robert and Vivian Griffith Tiller.  He was born December 27 1942.  Mr. Tiller attended the University of Georgia.  He worked as a manager for Napa Auto Parts in Athens and Madison.  After retirement, he worked with Madison Tire.  He was a member of Beacon Heights Baptist Church and was a devoted UGA football fan.  Mr. Tiller loved people and always brought smiles to those around him. Mr. Tiller is …

John Thomas Shannon

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John Thomas Shannon, 79, formerly of Fremont, Ohio, died in Brooksville, Florida on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. John was proud to serve in the US Marine Corps. He was a graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was a Funeral Director and Embalmer for many years in Wolcottville, Ind., and Miami, Fla.  In 1971 he joined the Miami Police Department and retired in 1991 with the rank of Sergeant.  After his retirement, he spent many years as a Hospice Volunteer in South Florida.  John was a proud member …

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Deacon Henry Lee Harris Sr.

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Dear Henry Lee Harris Sr. was born January 10, 1936 to the late Joseph Flournoy and Carrie Harris Thomas. He entered into eternal rest at his home on Thursday, July 25, 2019. At an early ager he joined the Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church. He was later ordained as a deacon and was appointed Chairman of the Deacon Board, where he proudly filed that position until he could no longer because of his illness. He also served in several other positions in the church. He received his education in the public …

Violet Lee (Mayfield) Williams

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Surrounded by love and her family, Violet Lee Williams, 74, of Buckhead, passed away peacefully on Friday, 12 July 2019, at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle.  Violet was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to James Orell Sr and Mary (Vick)(Beland) Mayfield on February 11, 1945.  She grew up in Monroe and throughout her life as a Server, Secretary, and Entrepreneur, she lived and worked in Arizona, North Carolina, and Texas, finally settling in Buckhead, Morgan County, Georgia.  Violet loved spending quality time with family and friends on the water, boating and skiing, …

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Bruce Cason

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Charles Bruce Cason, age 70 of Monroe, passed away on July 21, 2019.  He  was born June 9, 1949 in Madison to the late Thomas Cason and the late  Annie Cornelia Cason. Surviving members of his family are his wife, Deborah Meadows Cason of  Campton; daughter and son-in-law, Angel and Jeff Mitchell of Campton;  sons and daughters-in-law, Ashely and Jody Cason of Monroe, Brandon and  Gail Cason of Mt Vernon, Dustin and Leslie Cason of Campton; sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Barry Stewart of Oakwood; brother and  sister-in-law, Kevin and Ellen …

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Robert Edwards Moorhead

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Robert Edwards Moorhead passed away peacefully July 24, 2019 at the age of 92.  He was born June 25, 1927 to the late Bascomb and Catherine Jones Moorhead.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Sarah Smith Moorhead; brothers, Mason Moorhead and Alex Moorhead;  a sister, Sara Thompson and a great grandson, Deen Smith. Big Bob, as he was affectionately known, attended North Georgia College.  He served in the United States Army in the 126th Army security service and was stationed for part of his tour …

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Dewey Hiram Richardson

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Dewey Hiram Richardson passed away peacefully at his home in Rutledge on July 27, 2019 surrounded by his family.  Mr. Richardson, born on July 7, 1933 was 86 years old.  His parents were Frank and Lucille Richardson of the Union Community in Rockdale County.   Mr. Richardson graduated from Conyers High School in 1950 and the following year on October 26, 1951 he married Ila Mae Lindsey also of Conyers.  The couple had three children, Dewey Alvin Richardson (Laura), Robert Alan Richardson (Sheryl) and Terry Edmond Richardson (Kathy) all of …

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Jack Collins

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Jack Collins, 94, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2019 at his home on Lake Sinclair. Services were held at Pierce Memorial United Methodist Church July 27, at 3 p.m. Visitation was at 2 p.m in the church annex and there was a reception following the service. Jack Collins was a devoted spouse, wonderful father and grandfather, great friend and neighbor, and an inspiration to us all. He will be missed and we are all worse off having lost him. Words cannot explain the void created by his departure of this …

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Joan M. Alby

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Joan M. Alby, 87, died peacefully on Friday July 26, 2019 after a long and full life. She was known for being a supportive and dedicated mother and wise and loyal friend. She was elegant and generous, unflappable and gracious. She was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended Furman University and the Ray Vogue School of Design in Chicago, where she met her husband, Robert D. Alby. They lived in Chicago until 1970, when they moved with their four children to Atlanta.  Joan was an accomplished interior designer, as was …

Lucy Annette Bustin Dowdy

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Lucy Annette Bustin Dowdy, age 75, of the Veazey community died Monday, July 15, 2019 at Legacy Health & Rehab in Greensboro, GA. Born December 18, 1943 in Greensboro, she was the daughter of the late Rosa Ruth Hammond Bustin and Russell Wilson Bustin. Annette attended grammar school in Siloam and graduated from Greensboro High School with the class of 1961. On June 16, 1961 she married Robert Daniel Dowdy. For many years she worked with her husband at Dowdy’s Grocery in the Veazey community. As long as health permitted …

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Juanita Waters Jones

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Juanita Waters Jones of Madison departed this life on July 16, 2019 at Putnam County Health and Rehabilitation. She was 84 years old. She was born August 21, 1934 in Laurens County to the late Albert and Lucille Franklin Waters. She attended Laurens County Public Schools, Montrose School, Buckeye School and graduated from Oconee High School. She went on to further her education at Albany State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Atlanta University in 1970 bio known as Clark Atlanta University. On June 3, 1963 …

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Johnny Ted Cleveland

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Johnny Ted Cleveland, Sr, 72, of Social Circle, Georgia, passed July 20, 2019. Ted was born to Allen C. Cleveland, Sr. and Rudessa Cronic Cleveland, September 4, 1946, in Morgan County, Georgia.  He graduated from Morgan County High School in 1965.  He leaves as his legacy two children: Johnny Ted Cleveland, Jr. and Martha Kathryn “Katie” Cleveland, and his greatest treasures, grandchildren: Kristina “Nikki” Hullender, Isabel Cleveland, Noah Cleveland and great grandson, Dawson Hullender.  He is survived by his six siblings:   Allen C. Cleveland, Jr., Lewis (Luke) Cleveland, Minnie Cleveland, …

Ann Crawford Carmichael

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Ann Crawford Carmichael, 86, of Leesburg, Florida passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 surrounded by her family.  Ann was born on May 13, 1933 in Shady Dale and lived part of her early years in Buckhead.  In 1943, the family moved to Madison when her father, Custer Crawford, became Superintendent of Morgan County Schools.   In 1950, she married Weyman Liston Carmichael, Jr.  In 1961, she and her family moved to Leesburg, Fla., where she focused on one of her great loves, being a homemaker and raising her children.  Ann …

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JoAnn Jeanette Head Bryant

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JoAnn Jeanette Head Bryant, 68 of Buckhead, died July 11, 2019.  Mrs. Bryant was the daughter of Joe and Maude Brown Bryant.  She was born in Atlanta on November 29, 1950.  She was married to Steve Bryant.  She worked in the banking industry for many years.  She had worked for C&S Bank as well as the Bank of Madison.  She was a member of Buckhead Baptist Church.  She enjoyed travelling and gardening and loved spending time with her grandchildren. JoAnn Bryant is survived by her husband, Steve and two daughters, …

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Mitylene Boykin Arnold

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Mitylene Boykin Arnold died peacefully on July 9, 2019 in Waco, Texas. Mrs. Arnold lived in Madison and taught briefly at the Middle School. Her undergraduate degree was from Baylor University. She earned a Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Georgia before teaching at Ole Miss for 10 years. She moved                                   home to Texas where she retired from an extended career at Texas A&M. In addition to her teaching career, Mit …

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Iris Gail Lindsey Gardner

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Iris Gail Lindsey Gardner was born on November 30, 1942 in Columbus and passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 5, 2019, in Watkinsville.  She is survived by her husband Gary Gardner, daughter, Dr. Kimberly Knicely and granddaughter, Rachel Quinlan, as well as nieces and nephews and her many dear friends. Iris Gail spent her childhood throughout the United States and Europe, as the daughter of a career military family.  Her life was a full one.  She had an adventurous and independent spirit and …

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James Thomas Glasgow

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James Thomas Glasgow, age 80 of Buckhead, passed away on July 10,  2019.  He was born in Bethel, Ohio on October 14, 1938 to the late Pearl  Short Glasgow and the late Loren Glasgow.  He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Surviving members of Mr. Glasgow’s family are, wife, Patty Glasgow of  Buckhead; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Adam Kissinger of  Forsyth; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Douglas and Lisa Smith of Savannah; grandson, Jason Bilby; and many close friends. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 13, …

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William Ralph “Bill” Crenshaw Jr.

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William Ralph “Bill” Crenshaw, Jr. age 57, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Alcovy Mountain Baptist Church in Monroe.  Mr. Crenshaw was born in Augusta and grew up in Godfrey. He had made his home in Baldwin County for many years. He was a truck driver and a mechanic, and in recent years he worked for Island Creek Farm in Hancock County raising pigs.  He was preceded in death by his father William Ralph Crenshaw, Sr. He was an avid …