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Ronnie Porter Conner

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Ronnie Porter Conner, 62 of Rutledge, died August 19, 2019.  Mr. Conner was the son of Elmer Conner and Betty Ann Conner Harman.  He was married to Patricia Conner on October 30, 1982.  He worked as an IT manager for Eveden, Inc.  Mr. Conner was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in Vietnam.  Ronnie Conner is survived by his wife, Pat and children, John Patrick Conner and Amanda Lynn Conner.  He leaves a grandchild, Lauren Ashley Yancey.  Two sisters survive as well, Mary Vantrease and Brenda Nicholas. The …

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Annie Ruth Veasley

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Annie Ruth Veasley was born in Morgan County on July 28, 1935 to the late Charlie and Maria Nickerson. During her early years she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined Macedonia Baptist Church in Rutledge. Also during these years she attended the public schools of Morgan County. After uniting in holy matrimony to Frank (Hubbard) Veasley, two children were born, Norman and Angela. she was employed at International Furniture Company and later at Hercules, Inc. for 27 years. Annie Ruth moved her membership to Calvary Baptist where …

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Cathi Roberts

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Cathi Roberts 65 of Eatonton, passed away at her residence on Thursday, August 15, 2019.  She was born in Milledgeville on January19, 1954 to the late Kenyon Jackson Roberts and Eva Mae Teet Roberts. Cathi was preceded in death by her parents and sister Vicki Sagnor. She enjoyed watching tennis on television and played the game when she was younger and also loved to watch Duke University Basketball.  There was a visitation on Sunday, August 18 at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel from 1 to 3 p.m. Cathi is survived by …

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Judith Morey Grant

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Judy Morey Grant, 78 died August 18, 2019 in Social Circle.  Mrs. Grant was born in Worcester, MA on November 6, 1940 to Earl and Florence Cecelia Santimore Morey.  In 1958 she married the late Von Roger Grant.  Mrs. Grant was a homemaker and also helped in the family Nursery business in Homestead, Fla.  Mr. and Mrs. Grant retired to Georgia.  She attended Fusion Church of Madison as long as she was able.   Mrs. Grant is survived by her children, Alinda and Rev. Dale Faircloth, Von R., Jr. and …

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Thomas Noel Saffold

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Thomas Noel Saffold passed away on July 18, 2019. He died peacefully just weeks before his 91st birthday.  He was the only son of Thomas Reid Saffold and Nellie Miller Saffold.  He worked with his father on a dairy, raising cattle and drove the local school bus while attending Madison High School until graduation in 1945. He left Buckhead to attend North Georgia College in Dahlonega, enrolling in the R.O.T.C. program before transferring to the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He graduated in 1949 in the top 10 percent of his …

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Patsy Smith Glasgow

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Patsy Smith Glasgow, 64, of Buckhead, passed away on August 6, 2019.   Patsy was born on July 15, 1955 to the late Robert Anglin and the late Ollie Mae Durden Anglin.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the  late Jim Glasgow. Mrs. Glasgow is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and  Lisa Smith of Savannah; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Danny Hill of Commerce. A visitation was held on Friday, August 9 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a memorial service following at 5 p.m. at Meadows Funeral …

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George Tiller

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George Tiller of Rutledge died August 12, 2019 at his home in Rutledge.  Mr. Tiller was the son of the late Robert and Vivian Griffith Tiller.  He was born December 27 1942.  Mr. Tiller attended the University of Georgia.  He worked as a manager for Napa Auto Parts in Athens and Madison.  After retirement, he worked with Madison Tire.  He was a member of Beacon Heights Baptist Church and was a devoted UGA football fan.  Mr. Tiller loved people and always brought smiles to those around him. Mr. Tiller is …

John Thomas Shannon

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John Thomas Shannon, 79, formerly of Fremont, Ohio, died in Brooksville, Florida on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. John was proud to serve in the US Marine Corps. He was a graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was a Funeral Director and Embalmer for many years in Wolcottville, Ind., and Miami, Fla.  In 1971 he joined the Miami Police Department and retired in 1991 with the rank of Sergeant.  After his retirement, he spent many years as a Hospice Volunteer in South Florida.  John was a proud member …

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Deacon Henry Lee Harris Sr.

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Dear Henry Lee Harris Sr. was born January 10, 1936 to the late Joseph Flournoy and Carrie Harris Thomas. He entered into eternal rest at his home on Thursday, July 25, 2019. At an early ager he joined the Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church. He was later ordained as a deacon and was appointed Chairman of the Deacon Board, where he proudly filed that position until he could no longer because of his illness. He also served in several other positions in the church. He received his education in the public …

Violet Lee (Mayfield) Williams

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Surrounded by love and her family, Violet Lee Williams, 74, of Buckhead, passed away peacefully on Friday, 12 July 2019, at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle.  Violet was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to James Orell Sr and Mary (Vick)(Beland) Mayfield on February 11, 1945.  She grew up in Monroe and throughout her life as a Server, Secretary, and Entrepreneur, she lived and worked in Arizona, North Carolina, and Texas, finally settling in Buckhead, Morgan County, Georgia.  Violet loved spending quality time with family and friends on the water, boating and skiing, …

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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, …