Obituaries: Juanita Burroughs Huff

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Juanita Huff Juanita Huff died February 20, 2014. She was born April 5, 1923 to parents Howard B. and Clara W. Burroughs, both deceased. She married the guy next door, Doyle Huff. They had 52 years together. They had two children William Lawrence Huff and Pamela Huff Scruggs. Mrs. Huff was supervisor of the high school lunch room after retiring from First National Bank. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Madison and served on various committees. She was a member of the Georgia Mallory Sunday school …

Obituaries: Lizzie Nell Stephens

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Services for Lizzie Nell Stephens, 71 of Madison were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at A. E. Carter Funeral Home. Pastor Harold Tapp officiated. Interment followed at Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at A. E. Carter Funeral Home. Mrs. Stephens had lived in Madison since 1962. She was preceded in death by her father Melvin Self, her mother Ruby Brown Self and her husband Ed Stephens. Mrs. Stephens passed away February 23, 2014. She was retired from Wellington …

Obituaries: Florine Harvey Ward

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Florine Harvey Ward, 91 of Madison, died February 19, 2014. She was born May 22, 1922 in Oconee County to Jasper and Alma Harrison Harvey. She was married to George Ward on November 1, 1941. Mrs. Ward worked at Schandig Corporation for 27 years. She was a long time member of Brownwood Baptist Church. Mrs. Ward is survived by her children Gerald Ward, Roger Ward, Richard Ward and Kenneth Ward; eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Ward is also survived by two brothers-in-law Ernest Ward and …

Obituaries: Ethel Little Atkinson

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Ethel Little Atkinson, 96 of Madison, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014. She passed away peacefully at home. She was born June 28, 1917 in Greensboro to Carey and Sue Vincent Little. She was voted “Miss Buckhead” in 1936. She was married to the late Henry Atkinson. Mrs. Atkinson worked as the dining room supervisor at the Holiday Inn in Madison. She loved her family. She enjoyed sewing and playing cards and will be remembered for her quick wit. Mrs. Atkinson is survived by her daughter Carol Cross and Lawrence; a …

Obituaries: William F. Wellborn

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William F. Wellborn, 83 of Bostwick, died February 15, 2014. He was a native of Morgan County. He was born October 3, 1930 to Lonnie and Alice Young Wellborn. He was married to the late Sara Ethridge on January 14, 1961. He was retired from Walton EMC as a lineman. Mr. Wellborn is survived by his three children Lisa Martin (Luis), Laura Herreguin (late, Aureliano) and William Wellborn Jr.; eight grandchildren Jose Martinez, Alicia Vargas (Auturo), Cassandra Witherow (Richard), Luisa Martinez, Aureliano Herreuin III (Holly), Enrique Martinez, Amparo De Leon …

Obituaries: Elie Carter

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A Tribute to My Friend and Brother Deacon Elie Carter From the Madison Rams During the homecoming service and remarks given everyone talked about love and greatness for sports. How well he played the game, which was so true. Elie and his brother Horace were one of the best players that ever played the game of baseball. I can remember the last game that Elie played. If for a moment use your imagination. It is the bottom of the ninth ending. It’s two outs and we are down by one …

Obituaries: David Glenn Keener

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David Glenn Keener, 85, a resident of Madison entered his heavenly home January 28, 2014 from Covington. He was born to William H. and N. Bernice Keener on April 12, 1928 in Arnold, Penn. He was born again at the age 10. After graduating from New Kensington High School he went on to the King’s College in New Castle, Delaware from which he graduated in 1950. He served in the U. S. Army from 1950 to 1952 in the Korean War as a tank driver. Following his honorable discharge, he …

Obituaries: Daudre Carlin Fears

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Daudre Carlin Fears, 91 of Sandy Springs died peacefully at the Hospice Atlanta Center on January 31, 2014. She spent her childhood years in Beaumont and Orange, Texas and attended Lamar University in Beaumont. Mrs. Fears was preceded in death by her parents Leah B. Carlin and Bernard Carlin and by her brother Charles B. Carlin. She is survived by her husband John E. Fears Jr., sons John K. Fears and wife Joanna, and John E. Fears III and wife Marianne and a granddaughter Joan Leslie Fears and grandson John …

Obituaries: Sid Neal

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Sid Neal of Rutledge died January 26, 2014. He was born June 9, 1928. Mr. Neal was retired from General Motors Corporation. He was an avid outdoorsman and coon hunter. He was a member of Madison Baptist Church. Mr. Neal was preceded in death by Geneva Neal. He is survived by Marlene Neal and his children Sid Neal Jr. and Shirley and Kiki Neal; step children Tabitha Ruble, Jessica Cobb and Mary Talor Pruitt; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A memorial service was held at noon on Friday, January …

Obituaries: Harvey Byrd, Jr.

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Harvey Byrd Jr. passed away at the age of 72 on Friday, January 31, 2014. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at Jackson Grove Baptist Church, 1680 Lower Apalachee Road, Madison. There will be a visitation Friday, Feb. 7, 6 – 8 p.m. at Jones and Turner Chapel, 484 Burney Street, Madison. Family and friends please assemble at the funeral home Saturday morning, Feb.8 at 10:30 a.m.

Obituaries: Elie Carter

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Elie Carter passed away at the age of 74 on Friday, January 31, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Springfield Baptist, 2410 Bethany Church Road, Madison. There will be a visitation Friday, Feb.7, 5-7 p.m. at Jones and Turner Chapel, 484 Burney Street, Madison. Family and friends please assemble at the funeral home Saturday, Feb. 8 at 12:15 p.m.

Obituaries: Faye Allen Payne

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Faye Allen Payne was born in Madison on May 5, 1931 to Essie and George Allen. She entered Heaven’s gates on January 19, 2014 at her home in Anaheim, California surrounded by her family. She was 82 years old. She attended Morgan County High School and graduated in 1949. Faye lived and worked in Madison and Rutledge most of her life, moving to California two years ago to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She was a member of Rutledge Baptist Church for many years. Faye will be especially remembered …

Obituaries: James Louis Mize

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James Louis Mize, of Lawrenceville and former resident of Madison, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013, with his daughter and family at his side. He is the loving husband of Sarah Elizabeth Thompson Mize, his high school sweetheart, to whom he was married for sixty and a half years, and loving father to daughter, Pamela Arleen Mize. Mr. Mize was born November 8, 1930, in Cornelia, to the late Louis Edgar and Harriett Louella Mize. One of two children, the family moved to Madison, when he was very young …

Obituaries: Hugh Eden Hensley

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Hugh Eden Hensley Jr., 70, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Madison Health and Rehab in Madison. He lost a long difficult battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. He graduated from Murphy High School in 1961, served in the United States Army and attended Western Carolina University. His career in construction and heavy equipment lead to jobs at Georgia Pacific, Bechtel Construction and Eagle Excavation. He also traveled abroad for business. Mr. Hensley was well respected in the construction industry. He was an extremely hard worker and provided for …

Obituaries: Mary Mason Jackson

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Mary Mason Jackson, 83, of Madison passed away at her home on Sunday, January 26, 2014. She was born June 26, 1930 to Clyde and Sally Martin Mason. She was a member of Madison Baptist Church. She loved her family very much. Mrs. Jackson is survived by her children Vicky Walter and Richard and Milton Jackson and Glenda; grandchildren Heather Eubanks and Jason, Ross Jackson and Heather, Hilary Maloy and Kenneth, Robert Jackson and Megan, Layne Jackson and fiancé Josh and Ty Jackson; her great grandchildren Tanner Eubanks, Taylor Eubanks, …

Obituaries: Margaret Lee Hallman

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Margaret Lee Hallman, 97, of Madison died Thursday, January 23, 2014. She was surrounded by family when she passed. Mrs. Hallman was born December 12, 1916 in Angelis, South Carolina to John and Mary Lillian Lee. She was married to the late Edgar Stephens Hallman. They spent most of their lives in Fort Valley. She was a homemaker. She moved to Madison in 1990 to be near family. Mrs. Hallman was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Madison. She enjoyed reading and playing bridge. She liked to …

Obituaries: Donna Jean Cochran Bryans

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Donna Jean Cochran Bryans, 54, of Newborn passed away Friday, January 24, 2014. She was born in Atlanta to Robert and Jessie Kennedy Butler on December 1, 1959. Mrs. Bryans is survived by her husband John Bryans; her children Robert Duckett, Mary Oakley and Phillip, Laura Oakley and Steven, John Bryans III and Kaitlynn Duckett; her grandchildren, Shawn, Mason, Bailey, Grayson and Reese; her siblings Ted Cochran, Kenneth Cochran, Charles Cochran, Carol Smith and Beverly Garrett. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Jessie Butler. The family …

Obituaries: Sam L. Jefferson

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Funeral service for Deacon Sam L. Jefferson, 95, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Lower Mosley Baptist Church, Rutledge with Pastor G. C. Brown officiating. Deacon Jefferson was born November 22, 1918 to George Jefferson and Melia Russell Jefferson. He was united in holy matrimony to Maggie Williams on February 16, 1941. He was a member of Lower Mosley Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board for many years. He leaves a legacy of love with many memories his wife of 72 …

Obituaries: Hazel Parket Brown

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Hazel Brown, 79 of Madison, died Monday, January 20, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. She was born June 24, 1934 in Buckhead. She was one of 10 children born to Homer and Ella Jackson Parker. She was a member of the Madison Pentecostal Church. She loved her church and church family. Mrs. Brown was a wife, mother and homemaker who personified everything good about those roles. She was an example to all and always shared God and His love with anyone she met. Whether through the music that …

Obituaries: Sam L. Jefferson

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Sam L. Jefferson passed away at the age of 95 on Monday, January 13, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18 at Low Mosley Baptist Church, 3007 Davis Academy Road, Rutledge. Visitation Friday, January 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Jones and Turner Funeral Home of Madison is in charge of arrangements.