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Helen Joan (Joanie) Roland

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Helen Joan (Joanie) Roland, 54 of Social Circle, died November 1, 2019.  Joanie was owner of All In One Pools in Madison.  She was born December 7, 1964 in Decatur to Hewlett and Shirley Parr.  She was married to Ronald Kitchens.  Joanie loved her family, especially her grandchildren and her dogs (Billy, Johnny and Charlie).  She enjoyed beach vacations and cruises.  She was a dedicated business owner and always helpful to her customers. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Kitchens and two children, Jessica Graham and Craig Roland.  She …

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Juanita Pearl Chumley Gustafson

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Mrs. Juanita Pearl Chumley Gustafson, age 96, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019. Services will be held 1 p.m.  Sunday, November 10, at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Jonesboro, GA.  Mrs. Juanita was born on October 27, 1923 in Marble Hill, GA to the late Willard Chumley and the late Carura Hyde Chumley.  She grew up in Marble Hill.  She attended school at Marble Hill High School.  After graduation she attended Marsh Business College in Atlanta.  She got a job with Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company. After being transferred to Chicago, she met her husband of …

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Mary Alice Kent Pound

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Funeral services for Mary Alice Kent Pound age 87 will be conducted Thursday at 12 noon in Williams Funeral Home Chapel of Milledgeville with Rev. Larry Glover officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at the Georgia Veteran Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the service hour. Mrs. Pound was a native of Warren County and was raised in Hancock County and had made her home in Baldwin County all of her adult life. She was predeceased by her husband William …

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J.B. Long

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J.B. Long, 95 of Apalachee, died October 21, 2019.  He was born September 15, 1924 in Jasper, GA.  He was the son of Homer Reid Long and Omia Moss Long.  Mr. Long served in the U.S. Army in WWII.   After the war, Mr. Long farmed cotton and later he worked at Wellington Puritan Mills as a machinist.  He enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes.  He also loved to fish and share his catch with his family and friends. Mr. Long was a long-time member of Apalachee Baptist Church. Mr. Long …

Nannie Belle Thomas

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Mrs. Nannie Belle Thomas, 92, of 899 Wellington Street, Madison, transitioned to eternal rest surrounded by her loving family October 11, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Thomas was born on March 16, 1927 in Daytona Beach, Florida and raised throughout her childhood in Douglas, Georgia by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Emma Allen) Moore. She later came to live in Madison with her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bunche Allen and graduated from Burney Street High School in May 1945. Nannie Belle was joined in marriage to James Edward (Pete) Thomas …

Hubert Jeffries

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Hubert Jeffries was born March 3, 1940 to the late W. L. and Emma Lizzie Jeffries of Madison. He departed this life on October 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings. On April 7, 1963 he was joined in holy matrimony to Maggie B. Peters and this union was blessed with two sons, Vinson and Tony Jeffries, both of Madison. They were married for 53 years. Maggie preceded him in death in January 2017. Hubert was employed for a number of years with International Paper …

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Reuben Reid Alliston

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Reuben “Reid” Alliston, a farmer and life long resident of Buckhead, died on October 15, 2019 at the age of 79. Reid is survived by his devoted wife, Gwendolyn Ivie Alliston, of 58 years; his children Jeffrey Reid Alliston of Cumming, Gregory Elbert Alliston and wife Julie of Buckhead, Leigh Anne Alliston Bell and husband Thomas of Buckhead, and Laura Lynn Alliston Massey and husband Zach of Madison; his grandchildren Brent Alliston, Blake and Kiki Alliston, Bryce Alliston, McKayla Alliston, Garrett Alliston, Levi Alliston, Macie Alliston, Allison and Alex Polsinelli, …

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Gloria June Buchanan

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Gloria June Buchanan of Madison, died October 15, 2019.  She was born November 10, 1929 in Nashville, Tennessee  to William Wright Miles and Erma Lela Tuck Miles.  She was married to the late John Buchanan.  She worked as a bookkeeper for many years.  She was a talented seamstress and loved antiques.  She was also a gifted musician, filing the role of church organist while she lived in Nashville.  She was a member of Madison Presbyterian Church and was a member of the UDC and DAR for over 40 years. Mrs. …

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Susie Lee Shavers

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Susie Lee Shavers was born August 17, 1932 to the late Jack and Mary Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband Deacon Percy shavers, a son Hershall Shavers and one grandson Kalvin Miller. Three brothers also preceded her in death, Johnny Lewis, Jessie Martin and Jeremiah Crawford. Susie would always open her home to many and would never turn anyone away. Her hobbies included working crossword puzzles and watching “The Haves and the Have Nots”.  She was a devoted mother and will be missed by all.  She leaves …

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Gail Worfler Misuraca

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Gail Worfler Misuraca, 75 of Social Circle, died October 5, 2019.  Mrs. Misuraca was born in Queens, NY on April 17, 1944.  She was the daughter of Edward and Rita Jentzen Worfler.  She was married to William Misuraca 55 years ago.  She enjoyed riding horses and loved her home in the country.  She liked to sew and loved time spent with her family.  Mrs. Misuraca was a member of Covington Central Church. Mrs. Misuraca is survived by her husband, William and their children, Karen and Randy Jenks, Doug and Debbie …

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Nelda Juanita Cottrell

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Nelda Juanita Cottrell, 91 of Rutledge, died October 8, 2019.  Mrs. Cottrell was a native of Oklahoma.  She was born on July 5, 1928.  Mrs. Cottrell lived in Alabama and operated her barbeque restaurant. She moved to Morgan County in 2013 to be near her family. She loved fishing and spending time with her family. Mrs. Cottrell is survived by her sons, Mike Cox and Sue, David Cox, Kenny Gage and Bryan Gage.  Her grandchildren are Christian, Leslie, Alan, Jeffrey, Olivia, Tai, Jason, Lynsey and Taylor. The family received friends …

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Mildred Faye Hill

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Mildred Faye Hill, 77 of Madison, died October 13, 2019 with her family at her side.  Mrs. Hill was born in Marietta on March 7, 1942 to the late Lonnie Givens and Ethel Tinsley Givens.  She worked at Northside Realty, as a secretary to Senator Johnny Isakson.  She was married to Giles Hill.  They moved to Morgan County after retirement.  Since moving to Morgan County, they joined Centennial Baptist Church.  Mrs.  Hill was a talented athlete.  She loved to bowl and play golf with other ladies. Mrs. Hill is survived …

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Charles Kennon Howell

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Charles Kennon Howell, 58, of Buckhead, who was born on January 20, 1961, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, October 12, 2019  He passed away at his beloved “Rock House” home. Kennon was the son of the late Herbert Hobson Howell and Gail Davis Howell Wade.  He is preceded in death by his parents and infant niece, Anna Coberly. Kennon is survived by his stepfather, Dr. John Wade; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Leigh Howell Coberly and David Coberly and Rebekah Howell Saltik and Ryan Saltik; his nieces Elise Coberly, …

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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 …