Obituary: Nancy Lee Inglett Bruce

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Nancy Bruce, 65 of Madison, died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. She was born April 30, 1948 in Augusta to Sam and Rosa Lee Knox Inglett. She was married to John Bruce. She was a homemaker but as long as she was able she enjoyed helping her husband with his grading business. She spent many days driving a dump truck. Mrs. Bruce also enjoyed sewing and antiquing. Growing up she spent many summers waterskiing with her sisters. She liked to travel and adored her grandchildren. Mrs. Bruce is survived by …

Obituary: Jackson Hamilton Boles

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Jackson Hamilton Boles, 82 of Bostwick, died Tuesday, Oct.2, 2013. He was the son of Lonnie and Elizabeth Little Boles of Atlanta. He was born January 14, 1931. Mr. Boles was a veteran of the United States Army having served from 1948 – 1952. He later went to work for the John Harland Company as a graphics technician. He spent 25 years there before going to work for the University of Georgia as a printer. He was married to Joanne Stowe who preceded him in death. He was a faithful …

Obituary: Fern Elizabeth Worthington

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Fern Elizabeth Worthington (nee Work), 95, passed away October 1, 2013 in Eatonton. She was born in Coudersport, Penn. on May 21, 1918 the daughter of Royal Work and Mary Smith Work. She married Robert Worthington on June 20, 1941 and thereafter lived in both Pennsylvania and New York states. He was a pastor and he and Fern served at many churches in Eddyville, New York, Portville, New Pork, Perth, New York and Champlain, New York. She taught Bible classes for many years, including later in her life when she …

Obituary: David Junior Angel, Bishop

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David Junior Angel, 51, husband of Vicki Livsey Angel, died Friday, September 27, 2013. A native of Pendergrass, he was the son of the late Clifford and Gloria Stone Angel and brother of the late James Onice Angel and Dorothy Mae Angel. He was currently working for the Oconee County Road Department as a supervisor. David was a deacon and member of Monroe Church of Christ, loved to fish and was a jack of all trades. Survivors in addition to his wife include his children: Joy Angel, Clifton Angel and …

Obituary: Ray Knight

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Ray Knight, 84 of Rutledge, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born in Covington on July 2, 1929 to the late A. K. and Elizabeth Huff Knight. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He later served Morgan County as a Sheriff’s Deputy for many years. He also farmed as long as his health permitted. He enjoyed time spent on a John Deere tractor. Mr. Knight loved the outdoors. He also liked to hunt, fish and ride horses. He was a …

Obituary: Robert Henry Litz

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Robert Henry Litz, known by all as “Bob,” died on September 13, 2013 of lung disease at the age of 72. He was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and has lived in Madison for the past 23 years after marrying his wife Rebecca Holland Litz, known as “Becky.” Bob loved trout/crappie fishing, going to the mountains, collecting coins, Tom Clark gnomes and hornets’ nests, working with his hands to make anything from arched bridges to gorgeous cross-stitch pieces and making his home in downtown Madison a beautiful place to …

Obituary: Mable Leonard

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Mable Leonard, 86, of Eatonton, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013. She was born in Eatonton Sept. 7, 1927 to the late Charlie Croma Carnes and the late Chapel Waters Carnes. Mrs. Leonard attended Harmony Baptist Church and enjoyed spending her early days outdoors with horses, and later in life spending time with her family and friends, she enjoyed her church and Sunday school. Mrs. Leonard was preceded in death by her parents, son Jerrold Keith Holt and grandson Jerrold Keith Holt Jr. Visitation was Thursday, Sept. 19 at Vining …

Obituary: Betty Walton Johnston

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Betty Johnston, 92, of Madison, died September 14, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was a homemaker and wife to the late Raymond Johnston. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard and garden. She loved to help others. She and Mr. Johnston were foster parents to many children through out their marriage. Mrs. Johnston is survived by her children Virginia Johnson and Larry, Jimmy Johnston and Johnny and Becky Johnston; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The family received friends at A. E. …

Obituary: Billy Edwards

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Billy Edwards, 90, of Social Circle, died September 23, 2013. He was the son of the late Samuel and Ruby Edwards. He was born February 14, 1923 in Sandy Cross, Georgia. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Madison. He worked for many years for the Georgia Railroad and later as a mechanic for the late Bob Carter in Madison. Mr. Edwards is survived by …

Obituary: Edgar Franklin Cape, Madison

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Frank Cape, 76, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013. A lifelong resident of Morgan County, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Cape and Gladys Gilbert Roland and was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Roland and Ricky Cape. Mr. Cape was a U.S. Army veteran and was also retired from Westinghouse. Survivors include his wife, Jean Wilson Cape of Madison; children, Lafreda Whelan and husband, Joe of Elberton; William Kenneth Smith of Madison; Rhonda Felts and husband, Danny of Statham; Angie Iverster and husband, Joe of …

Obituary: Almedia Brown Hinesley Smith

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Almedia Smith, 82, of Buckhead, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. She was a native of Oconee County. She was born December 26, 1930 to Jake and Sadie Shannon Brown. She was married Wilbur Hinesley who preceded her in death and later was married to Earl Smith. Mrs. Smith was retired after working in a sewing plant in Statham. She enjoyed sewing and canning vegetables. She will be remembered as a giving person who loved to help others. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband Earl Smith and her two sons, …

Obituary: Fred William Arnold

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Fred Arnold, 87 of Madison, died September 23, 2013. He was a native of Kokomo, Indiana. He was born August 24, 1926 to Glenn and Kitty Belle Mayo Arnold. After high school he joined the United States Army serving in World War II and after the war as a military police. He later worked for the Chrysler Corporation as a machinist. He was married to Mildred McQuiston. They moved to Morgan County in 2006 to be near family. Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife of 65 years Mildred Arnold …

Obituary: Bonnie Webb Brinegar

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Bonnie Webb Brinegar of 1050 Morgan Drive, Buckhead passed through the Valley of the Shadow of Death September 16, 2013 leaving behind her mother Bonnie Gertrude Webb, her husband Bill W. Brinegar and two sons, Billy and Tod Brinegar. A viewing was held at Wages & Sons Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 19 from 6 until 8 p.m. The service was held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Decatur where her father Charles Terrance Webb is already resting.

Obituary: Glenda Wilson Hodges

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Glenda Wilson Hodges, 67, of Madison, and formerly of Bainbridge, passed away on September 14, 2013, after a long and courageous battle against breast cancer. She was born in Americus,  on June 3, 1946 and was valedictorian of the 1964 class at Webster County High School in Preston. She graduated from Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, in 1966, and worked as a secretary at the Georgia Department of Labor in Albany, and United Trust Life Insurance Company in Albany. Later in life, she worked as a paraprofessional at Decatur County …

Obituary: Annette D. Wilkes

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Annette D. Wilkes, 78, of Watkinsville passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013. Born March 24, 1935 in Watkinsville, she was a lifelong resident of Oconee County and was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Wilkes and her eldest son, Richard A. Wilkes. She was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother with a strong faith in the Lord. She was a member of Antioch Christian Church and also attended Cornerstone Christian Center. She is survived by five children: Debbie Wilkes Fielding (George) of Nicholson, Jennifer Lewis (the …

Obituary: Joseph Blackwell

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Joseph Ben Blackwell, age 77, of Newborn, died on September 11, 2013. He was born in Jasper, on February 23, 1936 to the late Audie Chumbly Blackwell and the late Joe Blackwell. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Dorothy Blackwell, and sons, the late Terry Blackwell, the late Joseph Blackwell, and stepsons, the late Clayton Sims, and the late Eddie Sims. Surviving are: daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Mike Thurmond of Newborn, Brentsie Walton of Monroe, Beth and Thomas Pate of Monroe; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary …

Allene Carolyn Crissman • Templeton, Penn.

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Allene Carolyn Crissman, 89, of Templeton, Penn., passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born January 7, 1924 in Madison, the daughter of Edward and Irene (Duke) Morris. She spent her younger years living in Georgia and El Paso, Texas, but was a resident of the Templeton area for more than 60 years. During high school, Allene played basketball, and during World War II worked in an ammunitions plant in Macon. She later worked as a production worker for the Owens Illinois …

Horace Dupree “Rudy” Bridges

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Rudy Bridges, 89 of Madison, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born Horace Dupree Bridges on August 11, 1924 in Danielsville to Toombs and Quilla Grahm Bridges. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was stationed in the Pacific. He was married to Maggie Bryant on August 27, 1948. Mr. Bridges operated his own auto body shop for 57 years. He retired in 2011 at the age of 87. Mr. Bridges is survived by his wife of 65 years Maggie …

John Alec Haley

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John Alec Haley, 59 of Watkinsville, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. He was the son of the late Marvin and Edna Towe Haley. He was born March 24, 1954 in Buckhead. He worked for Wellington Puritan as a mechanic for many years. He was a member of Apalachee Baptist Church. He enjoyed any outdoor activity. He loved remote control cars and tinkering with machinery. Mr. Haley is survived by his fiancé Diane Hoyt and three children Robert Alec “Bobby” Haley and Casey, Crystal Holmes Burke and David and Michael Ray …

Richard Maurice Hawkins

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Richard Maurice Hawkins, 65, died September 3, 2013. He was born in Madison to Pecola Hawkins. Upon graduation from Pearl High School he “tossed his cap” and walked away from Madison swearing not to return. He joined the United States Navy shortly after graduating from high school and served for six consecutive active and reserve years. He toured the Republic of Vietnam with distinction and as the recipient of three Bronze Stars. Afterward he was stationed in San Diego, California where his honorable service to this nation persisted. After his …