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Caleb “Preston” Collins

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On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Caleb “Preston” Collins, loving husband, father, son and brother passed away peacefully at his home in Madison.  He fought a courageous four-year battle with ALS.  He was 45. Preston was born on February 17, 1974 in Newnan to Kennon Gay Collins (deceased) and Frankie “Inez” Collins.  Memorable times in his life were growing up in Baxley. He developed strong long-lasting friendships and family ties doing what he loved best, hunting, fishing, playing high school football and being a Number 1 Georgia Football Fan.  His love …

Brother Rueben T. Walker

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Brother Ruben T. Walker of Madison, a Retired Morgan County Educator and current serving as Pastor of the Morgan County Church of Christ, Madison, departed this life Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Morgan Medicasl Center in Madison. Ruben Thomas Walker was born September 5, 1950 to the late James and Gertrude Walker in Augusta, He was baptized into the Body of Christ at the D’Antignac Street Church of Christ in 1964. He was a 1968 graduate of Lucy C. Laney High School. He attended Augusta Area Vocation Technical School completing …

Naomi Fae Fields Brown

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Naomi Fae Fields Brown age 91, born September 26, 1928, entered her heavenly home on the evening of October 8, 2019 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Blairsville, with her family by her side. Naomi had an amazing love for her savior, Jesus Christ, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, where she sang in the Sanctuary Choir. She was a loving wife of the late Cletus William Brown of Arcanum, Ohio. Naomi dearly loved and was a devoted, caring, actively involved grandmother to her six grandchildren …

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Stacy Lee Malcom

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Stacy Lee Malcom was born on May 21, 1962, in Athens. She died at her home in Bostwick, on September 29, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Barnett Hardeman Malcom, II, and mother, Mary Drusilla Smith Malcom.  She is survived by her siblings, Sandy Malcom Warbington (Jimmy), Bucky Malcom and Jim Malcom. Stacy had one nephew and six nieces: James Warbington (Alaina), Bethany Warbington Cason (Landon), Macy Malcom (Cody Copelan), Marlee Malcom, Kaitlyn Malcom, Cally Malcom, and Ella Malcom. Stacy had four great nephews that she helped …

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Sarah Elizabeth Peek Pickett (Beth)

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Beth Pickett, 55, passed away unexpectedly on September 23, 2019. She was born in Madison on November 5, 1963 to Sarah Spears Peek and the late Henry Peek. She is survived by her five children: Samantha Jo Jenkins (Justin), Brittany Jones (Steven), Brandon Pickett, Ashley Bedingfield (Zachary), and Evonne Pickett (Ryan Aaron), her grandchildren: Bonnie Jo Jenkins, Elizabeth Pickett, Ellie Kate Jones, Emma Jenkins, Samantha Pickett, Rylan Jones, Jett Jenkins and Brody Bedingfield and her siblings: Patricia Ross (Mike), Joy Mines (Kenny), Foster Peek (Shelia), and Alice Peek and many …

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David Lee Bruce Jr.

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David Lee Bruce, Jr, age 30 of Greshamville, died October 3, 2019.  Junior was the son of Mary Karakos Burce and the late, David Lee Bruce, Sr.  Junior was disabled following a car accident.  He loved his family and spending time together.   Junior Bruce is survived by his Mother, Mary Bruce and his fiancé, Amy Clark.  He leaves children, Landon Bruce, Brooklyn, Kelly and Trey Proctor.  He also leaves two brothers, Jason Bruce and Tommy Bruce. The family received friends at A.E. Carter Funeral Home on Monday, October 7, …

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 …