Ruth Lee Williams

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Ruth Lee Williams, 82, of Dayton, Ohio was born September 21, 1937 in Buckhead in Morgan County to the late Thomas and Hester Johnson. She was educated  in her native land and graduated from Pearl High School. She attended two years of college at Fort Valley State College, where she was crowned Ms. Peach Blossom. She worked as a private duty nurse and nurse’s aide. Ruth retired from General Motors after 30 years of service on the assembly production line. Ruth was baptized as a child and grew up as …

Lynette Robinson Walker

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Lynette Robinson-Walker entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loved ones and devoted family at her home on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. She was born March 10, 1960 in Vero Beach, Florida to Preston and Joan Robinson. She accepted Christ at an early age in Detroit, Michigan. Lynette was united in holy matrimony to Freddie Walker Jr., who preceded her in death in 2014, along with her father Preston Robinson Jr., a niece Ida Adams and a devoted sister Angela Adams. She leaves to cherish her memories her mother Joan …

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Travis “Pop” Westbrook Sr.

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RISING FAWN, GA – Travis “Pop” Westbrook, 89. Passed away September 19, 2019. He was a member of Lea’s Chapel Baptist Church, Valley Head, Alabama. Mr. Westbrook proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Westbrook, parents Lloyd and Exa De Alva Westbrook. Survivors include his daughters Linda (Danny) Swafford of Apison, Tenn., Susan (Randy) Gross, Birchwood, Tenn., Christine Westbrook of Henagar, Ala., Emily Westbrook of Flat Rock, Ala., sons Travis “Tab” (Robin) Westbrook  Jr. of Rising Fawn and David …

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Mary Pauline (Polly) Benton Butler Condon

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Mary Pauline (Polly) Benton Butler Condon passed away on September 28, 2019 at the age of 87 after fighting a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  She had been a resident of Great Oaks Memory Garden since November, 2015 and before that lived in the Cottages of Monroe. She was born on April 12th, 1932, to parents Henry Benton and Mary Watson in Thomas County, Ochlocknee, Georgia.  She is survived by one sister, Janice Becknell.  Passed brothers and sisters are Sadie Golden, Sylvia Wilson, Betty Rhodes, Charles Benton and Billy Benton. She …

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Theron Bert Neese Jr.

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Theron Bert Neese, Jr. passed from this earth to the arms of the Lord on September 24, 2019.  Bert was born on September 15, 1950 in Orangeburg, SC to Theron Bert Neese Sr. and Mildred Walters Neese.  He graduated from University of South Carolina in 1972.  Bert retired as an Engineer from Bellsouth after 30 years and then from the US Postal Service as a Rural Mail Carrier after 16 years. Bert lived in Buckhead with his wife, Sharon, for 21 years.  He loved living on the lake, music and …

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Phillip Wayne Golson

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Phillip Wayne Golson, 76 of Greensboro, died September 25, 2019.  Mr. Golson was born on January 10, 1943 in Cedar Bluff, Miss. to Joe and Mary Watson Golson.  He served in the U.S. Army and was married to Dorothy Poss for 41 years.  Mr. Golson was self employed as a building contractor.  He attended Eagles Wings Ministries.  Since retiring from construction, he has driven a school bus for Morgan County Board of Education.  He also enjoyed camping trips to the mountains. Mr. Golson is survived by his wife, Dorothy and …

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Leonard Thomas “Lent” Hunnicutt

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Leonard Thomas “Lent” Hunnicutt, 81, died September 24, 2019.  Mr. Hunnicutt was a native of Apalachee.  He was born on July 1, 1938 to Thomas Hardwick and Alma Lurine Landrum Hunnicutt.  He was married to Joan Moss Hunnicutt.  Lent worked for Colonial Stores for over 20 years.  He then owned and operated convenience stores.  Lent was a humongous UGA football fan.  He was a season ticket holder since 1962. Mr. Hunnicutt is survived by his wife, Joan and a daughter, Andrea Hunnicutt and Stanley.  He leaves grandchildren, Blake and Levi …

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Samuel Morris Phelps

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Samuel Morris Phelps (Pop), age 86, died September 29, 2019.  Mr. Phelps was born February 10, 1933 in Walton County.  He was the son of Willie Ed Phelps and Janie Whitley Phelps.   Mr. Phelps was born to sharecroppers.  He lived all his life in Morgan County moving from farm to farm with his parents and siblings.  He began driving a school bus at the age of 16.  Mr. Phelps began his career working with Jack Youngblood at what became Youngblood Motor Company.  In March of 1963, Mr. Phelps started …

Lynette Robinson Walker

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Lynette Robinson-Walker entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loved ones and devoted family at her home on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. She was born March 10, 1960 in Vero Beach, Florida to Preston and Joan Robinson. She accepted Christ at an early age in Detroit, Michigan. Lynette was united in holy matrimony to Freddie Walker Jr., who preceded her in death in 1914, along with her father Preston Robinson Jr., a niece Ida Adams and a devoted sister Angela Adams. She leaves to cherish her memories her mother Joan …

Ruth Lee Williams

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Ruth Lee Williams, 823, of Dayton, Ohio was born September 21, 1937 in Buckhead in Morgan County to the late Thomas and Hester Johnson. She was educated  in her native land and graduated from Pearl High School. She attended two years of college at Fort Valley State College, where she was crowned Ms. Peach Blossom. She worked as a private duty nurse and nurse’s aide. Ruth retired from General Motors after 30 years of service on the assembly production line. Ruth was baptized as a child and grew up as …

Richard Allan Lavoie

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Richard Allan Lavoie, a United States Navy Vietnam Veteran with an honorable discharge, passed away September 5, 2019 at the Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. He was 70 years of age. He was a resident of Morgan County. He was born March 2, 1949 in Beverly, Mass. to the late Joe Lavoie and Eleanor Tizier. He leaves behind one sister Cleo Dowell of Maine and best friend and neighbor Edith M. Pye and many church friends. He will be missed! A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 22 at 11 …

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Gary Dale Stephens

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Gary Dale Stephens (Hot Dog), 72 of Madison, died September 10, 2019.  He was a native of Madison, born February 21, 1947.  He was the son of the late Howard and Yvonne Millwood Stephens.  Hot Dog was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He retired from BellSouth Communications in 1996 and then went to work for Morgan County 911, where he worked for 19 more years.   Mr. Stephens leaves his wife, Joan King Stephens and a son, Chris Stephens and wife, Kimberly and two grandsons, Liam Morgan Stephens and Shea Gabriel Stephens.  …

Eloise Slaughter Bowden Long

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Eloise Slaughter Bowden Long entered God’s eternal glory on September 7, 2019. She was the third child of Sarah and Jacob Slaughter. She is survived by her daughter, Darlene Muschett, her son-in-law Dr. Douglas Muschett, her devoted grandson, Scott Douglas Muschett, her sister Janette Saffold , brother-in-law Terrell Saffold, and many nieces, nephews and friends.      Ms. Wease, as she liked to be called, was a devoted, twice-widowed wife of Harry H. Bowden and Joseph E. Long, a wonderful mother, grandmother, friend and long-time member of Beacon Heights Baptist Church.      She owned …

Jeffery Lamar Mosley

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A native of Madison, Jeffery Lamar Mosley was born April 3, 1965 to Annie Clara and the late Jeffery “JF” Mosley. He departed his earthly life peacefully surrounded by family on August 19, 2019 at Athens Regional Hospital. Lamar “affectionately known as Shawty Mo” was educated in the Morgan County School System. He graduated from Morgan County High School with the Class of 1984. Throughout his education, he was a good student and an active member of the football team. Playing the lead positions on the field as the quarterback …

Harriett Carpenter Young

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Harriett Carpenter Young, 74 of Madison, died September 1, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home on Greensboro Road.  Harriett was born on August 26, 1945 to Lester and Georgie Mae Lynch Carpenter.  She was a life-long resident of Morgan County.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Cathey Carpenter Jones and Mildred Carpenter Davis Henson and grandson, Jacob Taylor Wilkins.  Harriett is survived by her children Luke Wilkins and Emily, Mark Wilkins and Carrie and Darla Young Pennington and Dan.  Grandchildren are Georgia …

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Marie Gailey Bell

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Marie Gailey Bell, 89 of Buckhead, died September 10, 2019.  Mrs. Bell born February 11, 1930 in Arnoldsville, GA to Theodore and Eva Davis Gailey.  She worked as a lab technician and nurse for many years.  Mrs. Bell was a long-time member of Madison Presbyterian Church.   She enjoyed her flowers and her work as a nurse.  She will be remembered as a giving person.  She loved her family and will be missed dearly. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her husbands, Jewel Bell and Fred Harris.  She was …

Sara T. Mills

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Sara T. Mills, 90, formerly of Florence, Alabama, passed away August 3, 2019 at Grace Health Care in Franklin, Tenn. She was a member of Northwood United Methodist Church. Visitation was held Thursday, August 8 at Geenview Funeral Home. Her funeral service followed at 3 p.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel with burial following the service in Greenview Memorial Park. Officiating was the Rev. Scott Coats. Mrs. Mills was born March 3, 1929 to John Frank Tumblin and Ruth Tanner Tumlin.  She was a graduate of Madison High School. Mrs. Mills …

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Ben Alexander Griffith

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Ben Alexander Griffith, age 58 of Covington, passed away on August 24,  2019.  He was born in Walton County on January 29, 1961 to the late  Bennie Robert Griffith and Martha Brown Griffith Waters. Surviving are, his wife, Cathy Griffith; his mother, Martha Brown Griffith  Waters; sisters, Linda Anderson, Ann Sheffield, Judy Chandler, Elaine  Carter, and Tina Griffith; brothers, Ricky Griffith and Richard Griffith; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday August 28 at 2 p.m. at the  Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with the Rev. …

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Richard D. Brazel

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Richard D. Brazel, age 68, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at his home in Rutledge. He was born in Philadelphia, Penn. on March 18, 1951, to Edsel O. and Alice Faye Owens Brazel and lived most of his life in Morgan County.  He graduated from Reidsville High School in 1970 and Georgia Southwestern Technical College in Americus.  He retired from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources after working 34 years. He continued to work part-time after retiring.  He enjoyed the outdoors, Parks and Recreation, carpentry, watching football and baseball, …

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Huberta Alliston Crisp

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Huberta Alliston Crisp, 85 of Buckhead, died August 24, 2019 after a brief illness.  Mrs. Crisp was born to Robert Leroy and Willie Mae Vining Alliston.  She was married to Bobby Ray Crisp.  Mrs. Crisp was a member of Grace Bible Church.  She was a devoted wife and mother.  She enjoyed the outdoors, especially mowing her yard.  She enjoyed meeting her family for lunch and always looked forward to Friday night meals at Bonner’s. Huberta Crisp is survived by her husband, Bobby Crisp and their children, Cindy and Dennis Stewart, …