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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 …

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Brenda Turner Haney

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Mrs. Brenda Turner Haney, 71 of Rutledge, died July 2, 2019.  Mrs. Haney was born February 22, 1948 in Duluth to Byron and Bessie Ethridge Turner.  She was married to Ronnie Haney.  The Haney’s lived in Alpharetta until moving to Morgan County in 1986.  Mrs. Haney attended Rutledge Baptist Church.  She enjoyed arts and crafts and was a talented photographer.  Mrs. Haney loved animals, especially her dog and her goats.   Brenda Haney is survived by her husband, Ronnie and daughters, Stephanie Hacker and Burton and Jenny Hill and Chad.  …

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Kay Hilsman Lariscy

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Kay Hilsman Lariscy, 75 of Forsyth, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2019. Kay was born in Madison to the late J.C. and Carrie Bell Adcock. She was a lifelong florist as well as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  Kay is survived by her husband of 32 years, Joe Lariscy of Forsyth, children Bart Hilsman and Jason Hilsman (Jennifer) of Madison, Heather Register (James) of Forsyth and Chris Lariscy (Emily) of Sewanee, 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren as well as sisters Juanita …

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Marie Gibson

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Marie Gibson age 80 of Newborn passed away Tuesday, July 9. 2019. She  was born to Jesse Lee and Annie May Howard and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Marie loved to fish and square dance.   She is survived by her spouse of 62 years, John Gibson Jr. of  Newborn, son John Gibson III (Melinda) of Monticello, brothers  Jerry Eugene Howard (Paulette) of Tucker, William Howard (Betty) of  Rutledge, sisters Janice (Tim) Grover of Conyers, Jackie (Kenneth) Jackson of Conyers, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Funeral Services will …

Robert “Bob” Williams

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Robert “Bob” Williams, 83, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Madison at his residence. Bob was born on January 9, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan to Basil and Mary Williams. After graduation from high school he attended Michigan State University where he studied Metallurgical Engineering graduating with honors. He was employed by General Motors as a research engineer during which time he was awarded seven patents, one being “Continuous Casting”, an important process which improved and continues to improve yield, quality, productivity and cost efficiency. After retiring he attended Wayne State …

Melva E. Armistead

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Melva E. Armistead peacefully passed into the arms of her Savior on June 22, 2019 at the age of 91. She was born March 16, 1928 in Saratoga, Indiana to the late Willard and Velma (Coats) Addington. Mrs. Armistead was married to the late James O. Armistead for 56 wonderful years. She worked as a public accountant for Samuel J. London, CPA and later ran her own accounting business. She retired in 1986 and moved to Georgia in 1988. She continued to work part time assisting various CPA’s in the …

Ida Kate (Kay) Ruark

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Ida Kate (Kay) Ruark, 101, died June 20, 2019.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sally R. and Jerry Gouge; her son, Michael E. Ruark; her granddaughter, Marianne K. Gouge; her sister-in-law, Betty R. Kelly; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were Saturday, June 22,  at Tuckston United Methodist Church, 4175 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605. The family received friends at 11 a.m.  in the Fellowship Hall of the Church with the service following at 12 p.m.. Burial was at The Bostwick City Cemetery following the funeral service.  …