Obituaries: William Thomas Garrison

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William Thomas (Tommy) Garrison, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. He was the son of the late Dud and Quillie Garrison. He was retired from Schnadig Corp., where he was a truck driver for 32 ½ years. He is survived by his wife Betty Garrison, daughters Denise Peters and Lisa and Jimmy Bumgarner; nephew Ray Smith of Snellville, who was like his son; brother James Garrison of Stone Mountain; sisters Martha and Glenn Bailey of Madison, Annette and Donald Cronic of Covington and Vickie Malik of Madison; grandchildren Sallie and …

Obituaries: Eugene Aubrey Moore

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Col. Eugene A. Moore, 77 of Newborn, died November 30, 2013. He was born March 21, 1936 to William Aubrey Moore and Mary Em Florence Moore. He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He continued his service in the Air Force, retiring after 30 years. He also served as Executive Vice President of Georgia Military College from 1990 to 1999. He enjoyed working outdoors and life in the country after retirement. He was a member of Pennington United Methodist Church. Col. Moore …

Obituaries: Eunice “Val” McGeary

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Eunice “Val” McGeary, 89, of Madison, died peacefully at her home with her son by her side on Nov. 22, 2013. Mrs. McGeary was the daughter of E. C. and Cora M. Valentine. She was born on July 30, 1924, in Florida. She became a nurse and, while working at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, she met Dr. W. C. McGeary Jr. of Madison. The two married and made their home in Madison. Mrs. McGeary worked alongside her husband for many years in Madison. She leaves on son, Billy McGeary, and …

Obituaries: Joseph Frank Lawson

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Joseph Frank Lawson, Jr., 82, and his wife, Margaret Elizabeth (Seidel) Lawson, 86, died at their home in Shady Dale, Nov. 19, 2013. They were married 66 years and together instilled in their chidren the values of hard work, honesty and faith in the true God Jehovah. Mrs. Lawson was a devoted wife and mother and an ideal sister to Eugene M. Seidel of Portland, Or. Survivors include their children, David Frank Lawson of Mansfield, Deborah Lawson Kersey of Oxford, Timothy Richard Lawson of Newnan, Joe Frank Lawson III of …

Obituaries: Frederick Eugene Adams

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Frederick Eugene Adams passed away at the age of 57 on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at New Enon Baptist Church, Madison. Family and friends please assemble at the family residence at 10:30 a.m. Jones and Turner Funeral Home of Madison will be in charge of the arrangements.

Obituaries: Virginia McAdams Larman

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Virginia McAdams Larman, 71, of Monticello, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Gentiva Hospice-Emory University in Atlanta. Virginia Larman was born in Rutledge, Ga., to the late Walton Page McAdams and Mary Leila Shepherd McAdams. She and her late husband, Harold Sammy Larman, moved to Monticello, Ga., 46 years ago to farm. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Newborn. She enjoyed farming, but, most of all, she loved spending time wither her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and John Miller of Monticello, and …

Obituaries: George Harris, Sr.

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Homegoing service for George Harris Sr. will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 23 at Saint Paul A.M.E. Church. He died Friday, November 16, 2013. The Wake will be held at Saint Paul on Friday night, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. He leaves to cherish a loving legacy his lovely wife of 63 years, Mattie Pearl Harris; children, Brenda (Lenox) Brinkley, Joyce Ann (Busher) Franklin, Amanda Harris, Belinda Harris (James Laborn), Janice (Karl) McCray, Lenora Reid Scott, Angela (Timothy) Perryman, Donald (Geraldine) Harris, George Harris Jr., George Bruce Harris, …

Obituaries: Rev. Robert James McAllister

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Reverend Robert James McAllister, 62, went to be with his heavenly Father on Tuesday November 12, 2013. Bob McAllister, loving husband and father, was born in Brazil, South America, to missionary parents, Douglas and Mary McAllister.  After graduating from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham Ala., Bob answered God’s call  to serve in the Amazon basin, following in the footsteps of his mother and father and under the auspices of Crossworld USA, a worldwide mission.  There he met, fell in love with and married Grace Wanzeler, a Bible College student herself and together they …

Obituaries: Michael Jeffrey Ervin

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Michael Ervin “Boo-Boo” passed away November13, 2013. He was born to M. P. and Betty Ervin on December 12, 1963. He was a farmer who enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys play football. He also enjoyed NASCAR racing and cooking to try new recipes. He was always joking around with everyone he came in contact with. Most of all Michael loved his family very much. Michael is survived by his mother Betty Ervin, sister Wanda Shelton and brother Martin Ervin. He was preceded in death by his father M.P. Ervin and …

Obituaries: Olevia Leigh Wahl

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Olevia Leigh Wahl of Stone Mountain died Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Madison. She was born February 8, 1961. She is survived by her husband James Alan Wahl of Stone Mountain, her mother Edith Thomas of Madison and pre-deceased by her father Harry H. Thomas Jr. Also surviving are her brother Harry H. Thomas III of North High Shoals and much-loved cousins Thomas Leigh Bien Jr. and Connie of Greensboro, North Carolina and Rebecca Sullivan and William of Fredericksburg, Virginia and many friends. Olevia and her husband Jim are owners …

Obituaries: Ellen Farra Woodson Shipley

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Ellen Farra Woodson Shipley of Madison died November 12, 2013. She was born July 1, 1929 in Bell County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Edwin D. Woodson. She graduated from Sayre College in Lexington, Kentucky as Salutatorian. She also graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta with a B.S. in education. Her career was spent as a Probation Officer at the Fulton County Juvenile Court in Atlanta. Her husband and oldest son preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Edwin W. Shipley of Madison. A …

Obituaries: Joyce White Ferrell

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Joyce White Ferrell, 72 of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, died November 7, 2013. She was the daughter of William and Nellie Cochran White. She was a graduate of Morgan County Schools and was married to the late Dr. Lynn Ferrell. She is survived by three children Rick Ferrell, Ron Ferrell and Lynn Achord; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild as well as other family. The family received friends on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at A. E. Carter Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at Buckhead Cemetery at …

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By Rachel Harper, Columnist That cold spell didn’t last long!  It is actually hot and muggy this morning to me.  The people in Illinois and out west need our prayers after having been hit with a tornado this past weekend.  So sad.  I have heard geese honking all through the day today; so they are busy going to where they are going. The Source of Light Ministry family as well as the Bethany and Centennial families were saddened this past week when the Lord called Bob McAllister to his heavenly …

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    Clifford Clengmon Walker Cliff Walker, 86 of Buckhead, died November 10, 2013. He was born February 9, 1927 in Crawfordville to David and Mary Sosbee Walker. He grew up in Greene County. He was married to Betty Isbell on September 1, 1951. He was a member of Sugar Creek Baptist Church and he was a Mason. Mr. Walker retired from Crawford W. Long Hospital. He enjoyed reading, fishing and tinkering. He will be remembered as a practical joker. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of 62 years, …

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Holland Studdard Adams Holland Adams, 76 of Rutledge, died November 3,2013. He was born in Social Circle on May 22, 1937 to Ralph David Adams and Eula Pearl Studdard Adams. He was retired from General Motors. Mr. Adams was a member of Social Circle First Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener and cook. Both of these talents were part of his ministry to his community. He always planted enough to share with others. He will long be remembered for his cheese straws and cinnamon rolls that he cooked for …

Obituary: Hamelean Chester Jr.

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Hamelean Chester Jr. passed away at the age of 64 on Friday, October 25, 2013. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 2 at 2nd St. Paul Baptist Church, 2611 VFW Lane, Athens Highway, Madison. Family and friends please assemble at Jones and Turner Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Jones & Turner Funeral Home, Madison is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary: Lenwood Charles Peoples Sr.

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Deacon Lenwood Charles Peoples Sr. passed away at the age of 71 on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at First St. Paul Baptist Church in Apalachee. Visitation was Tuesday, October 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jones and Turner Funeral Home Chapel, 484 Burney Street, Madison. Family and friends please assemble at the family residence at 4810 Lower Apalachee Road at 1:30 p.m. Jones and Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary: Dorothy Mae Conner Herbert

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Dorothy Herbert, 88, died October 27, 2013. She was a native of South Boston, Virginia. She was born February 6, 1925 to the late James and Flossie Booth Conner. She was married to the late Samuel Herbert and spent her career as a nurse. She enjoyed gardening, especially growing African violets. She like crafts such as ceramics and needlepoint. She attended Centennial Baptist Church since moving to Rutledge. Mrs. Herbert is survived by her children, Larry Nance sand Ruth and Linda Murphy. She was preceded in death by a son …

Obituary: Mrs. Inez B. Lee

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Inez B. Lee, 88 of Hampton, passed away, October 25, 2013.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Watson B. Lee.  She is survived by her children, Shirley (Doc) Kinney of Hampton, Steve (Patty) Lee of McDonough, Butch (Cindy) Lee of Madison, Beverley Martin of Hampton, Gary L. (Kathrine) Lee of Hampton, Carol Lee Tice of Stockbridge; sister, Ruby George of Stockbridge; 19 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.  Graveside services were held, at 1 p.m., Monday, October 28, at Sherwood Memorial Park.  The family received friends on Sunday, October …

Obituary: Martha “Mott” Pearson

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Martha “Mott” Pinson Pearson, 72, of Rutledge, died Sunday, Oct.27, 2013. She was born December 9, 1940 to Robert and Effie Taylor Pinson. She was married to Timothy Pearson. She lived most of her life in Rutledge where she was a hairdresser. She was a member of Rutledge Baptist Church. Mrs. Pearson is survived by three children Kenneth Lee Youngblood, Kenna Jo Prevalt and Karen Helen Owens; two sisters Leavern Brown and Sandra Willoughby; two grandchildren Dennis and Robert Stevenson and three great grandchildren Zoe Stevenson, Jase Stevenson and Hailey …