Mitchell Lee Thompson

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Mitchell Lee Thompson, 34, of Madison died March 17, 2018. He was born April 6, 1983, and was the son of Sandra Burton of Watkinsville and the late Timothy Thompson. He is survived by his mother Sandra Burton, his ex-wife, Brandi Thompson, three children, Madison Thompson, Timothy Thompson and Danielle Thompson, all of Madison; siblings, Tara Langford of Eatonton, Bruce Burton of Union Point and Austin Burton of Madison; grandparents, Joan McDaniel, and Gene and Pauline Thompson, 10 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 23 …

Marie T. Hendrix

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Marie T. Hendrix, 83 of Buckhead,  passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Oscar Hendrix, Jr; daughter-in-law, Nancy Piper Hendrix; children, Vicki L. Dorsett, Harley Wayne Hendrix (Tina), Cindy Marie Parker (Larry), Janice Ruth Johns, Joseph Ryan Hendrix, and Oscar Franklin Hendrix III (Cheryl); 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Burroughs. She was preceded in death by her son, Kerry Franklin Hendrix. The Graveside Service to honor and celebrate the life of Marie T. Hendrix was held on Wednesday, March …

Ollie Mae Hawk Tamplin

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Ollie Mae Hawk Tamplin of Madison was surrounded by her family at her death on March 10, 2018.  She was born on May 15, 1925 to Thomas Oscar Hawk and Bessie Leona Adcock Hawk.  Mrs. Tamplin was retired from The Morgan County Board of Education where she served as a teacher’s aid.  She also was a billing clerk with McDowell’s Grocery before working with the school system.  Mrs. Tamplin enjoyed spending time with her family, church friends, gardening and flowers.  She also loved her cat, Fluffy.  Mrs. Tamplin was a member of Ebenezer …

Rev. William (Bill) C. Tribble

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Rev. William (Bill) C. Tribble went to be with his savior March 5, 2018 at his home in Social Circle. He was born in Atlanta on January 6, 1925 to William and Ruth Tribble. He accepted Christ as his Savior at age 15 and felt from then the call to the ministry. He served in the Navy Airforce during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Mildred Harris in 1943 and they had five children. The first Barbara Gail died as an infant and the youngest child Randy …

Sandra Ruth Hall Cummings

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70, of Atlanta, Georgia, completed her homegoing on February 22, 2018. Sandra’s professional life in healthcare and social work and her volunteer work were driven by her deep empathy and compassion for people. A proud lifelong resident of Georgia, Sandra was an active contributor to several institutions and communities in Statesboro, Madison, and Atlanta. Beloved by many, Sandra leaves behind a husband, James Cummings; an extensive family of children, grand and great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins; along with numerous friends, colleagues, and neighbors. A Memorial service was held at 11am on …

James Carter “Bud” Malcom

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James Carter “Bud” Malcom, age 90, of Madison, GA, died Sunday, March 11, 2018. Born on November 27, 1927 in the Little Black house in Greshamville, he was the son of the late Jim Malcom and Mary Maude Greer Malcom. He attended school in Buckhead and joined the Merchant Marines where he met Betty Smith in Detroit, Michigan.  James worked in auto plants, married Betty and had 2 daughters in Michigan before moving home to Madison where they had three more daughters.  When he came back he worked with Hunt …

Mary Lane “Doatsy” Christian

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Mary Lane ‘Doatsy’ Christian, age 76 of Conyers, died Saturday, March 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, W.C. ‘Doug’ Christian; parents, Marshall and Ruby Adams; brother, Lloyd Adams; sisters, Barbara Coffey, Patricia Dunevant, and Audrey Lane Adams. She is survived by her children, Nina and Ray Hill, Robby and Jennifer Christian; grandchildren, Landon and Lauren Hill, Jenna and Adam Stevens, Terrell and Holly Christian, Rebekah and Craig Jarrell, Kloe Christian; great-grandchildren, Clay Christian, Denver Jarrell, Terrah Christian, baby Stevens due to arrive soon; brothers, …

James Wade Pike

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James Wade Pike, 74, of Madison, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Pruitt Health Nursing Home in Ocilla, GA. Mr. Pike was born on August 24, 1943, the son of Jessie Wade Pike and Annie Flora O’Neal Pike in Manchester. He was a barber, and owned his own barbershop, Hairmastery, in Madison, where he worked for 25 years until his retirement in 2016. Mr. Pike was preceded in death by his parents. James Wade Pike is survived by three daughters, Regina Pike, Heather Pike, and Cecelia (Stephen) Bodnar; two …

James Marlin Knight

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James Marlin Knight, 77 of Rutledge, died February 26, 2018.  Marlin was born on August 13, 1940 to Simeon Burnette Knight and Minnie Ruth Malcom Knight.  He was a member of Brownwood Baptist Church.  He was retired as a plumber.  Mr. Knight enjoyed being outdoors.  He liked to garden and enjoyed fishing as long as he was able. Marlin Knight is survived by his children, Eugene Knight and Wendy, Richard Knight and Penny and Fayth Hester and Cary.  His grandchildren are Joshua, Collin, Conner, Ferron, Trevor, Brittany, Courtney, Hannah, Emanuel …

Charlie Studdard. Jr.

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Charlie Studdard Jr. was born January 13, 1936 to the late Charlie and Pinky Taylor Studdard Sr. in Buckhead. He was employed by Wellington and Wal-Mart. Charlie joined Calvary Baptist Church and was a faithful member. He married the love of his life the late Mamie Louise Fambrough Studdard. They were blessed with 11 children. Three children preceded him in death, Betty Smith, Leroy Smith and Larry Smith. Charlie was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Charlie departed his earthly life to a heavenly home January 29, 2018. He leaves …

Morgan Edward Hollis

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Morgan Edward Hollis, 80, of Social Circle, died on February 20, 2018. He was born in Morgan County on March 22, 1937 to the late Ida Lee Whisnante Hollis and the late Boyce Morgan Hollis. He was preceded in death by his wife,  Martha Julia Rutherford Hollis. Surviving are: Daughter, Lucy Peters of Covington; Son, Chris Hollis of Cartersville; sisters Charlotte (Joel) Ragan of Rutledge, Peggy (David) Moss of Madison, Pam Pace of Forsyth; Brothers Michael (Nellie) Hollis of Greensboro, Gregory Hollis of Rutledge, Selwyn Hollis of Madison; brother-in-law, Fred …

Sara “Frankie” Stanton

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Stanton -Sara “Frankie” Stanton, 82, of Auburn, formerly of Lithonia, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 23, at Centennial Baptist Church, Rutledge. Rev. Larry Wynn and Rev. Ben Wallis officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Frankie loved camping, fishing, sewing, and gardening, but most of all, her greatest joy was when she was surrounded by her seven grands and 19 great grands. Frankie was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Charles R. (Jack) Stanton, her parents, Craig …

Dorothy Christine Pruitt

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Dorothy Christine Pruitt, 84, of Social Circle, died on Feb 17, 2018. She was born in Walton County on July 18, 1933 to the late Roberta Peters Studdard and the late Pierce Studdard. She was preceded in death by her husbands, the late Bobby Horne, the late Roland White, and the late Ed Pruitt. She was an employee of Dairy Queen for 34 years and provided elderly care for 25 years. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Vincent and Rita White of Monroe, Danny Horne of Social Circle, …

Jimmy Conner

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Jimmy Conner, 68 of Madison, died February 18, 2018.  Mr. Conner was born Dec 12, 1949 in Madison to Charlie Warren Conner and Mabel Moss Conner. He was married to Debbie Hawk.  They made their home in Madison. Mr. Conner was a member of the Dewald Masonic Lodge in Rutledge. He worked for General Motors Lakewood Plant for 15 years.  He then opened Conner Mobile Home Sales.  Later he started Jimmy Conner Grading and was also a partner in Madison Mini Warehouse Storage.  Jimmy was a “self-made man”.  He loved …

W.C. ‘Doug’ Christian

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Mr. W.C. ‘Doug’ Christian, age 75 of Conyers, died Friday, Feb 16, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Cephus and Myrtice Christian and brother, Jerry ‘Danny’ Christian.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary ‘Doatsy’ Lane Christian; children, Nina and Ray Hill, Robby and Jennifer Christian; grandchildren, Landon and Lauren Hill, Jenna and Adam Stevens, Terrell and Holly Christian, Rebekah and Craig Jarrell, Kloe Christian; great-grandchildren, Clay Christian, Denver Jarrell, Terrah Christian, baby Stevens due to arrive soon; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Lou …

Mary Claire Parham

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Mary Claire Parham of Covington, age 16 months, went to Heaven on Feb 16, 2018, and is now being rocked in the arms of her Mamaw. Affectionately known as “Prize Number-Nine Grandbaby”, Mary Claire was full of love and wonder. Her playful spirit was abundant, and she loved to run, and dance and sing. Always quick to show affection, Mary Claire loved to give hugs and kisses. She adored kittens, puppies, and horses, and she loved candy – especially M & M’s. Survivors include her parents, Brad and Anna Parham; …

Dennis P. “Denny” Klebba

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Dennis P. (Denny) Klebba of Rutledge, passed away February 9, 2018, at the age of 74. Mr. Klebba, a veteran of the United States Army, was a former resident of Detroit, Michigan, before moving to Covington in 1973. He was employed by the Seaboard Railroad, for many years, before he began driving a truck for several years. Mr. Klebba, loving father of two daughters, enjoyed antiquing, visiting flea markets, fishing and taking his daughters camping at Jackson Lake. He was a friend to many and will be greatly missed by …

Rebecca Pauline (Polly) Austin Smith

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Rebecca Pauline (Polly) Austin Smith died February 8, 2018, surrounded by loved ones, after a difficult battle with Lewy Body Dementia. She had just celebrated her 75th birthday. Polly was born January 19, 1943 at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta to Louis Edgar Austin and Mamie Atkinson Austin. Her very early years were spent in Jacksonville Beach until the death of her father in 1948. The Atkinson family had been established in Morgan County since the early 1800s, so her mother moved the family back home where Polly would grow …

Julius Porter Astin

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Julius Porter Astin, of Rutledge, passed away February 12, 2018.  He was born in Rutledge to the late Charles Walter Astin and Lizzie Nell Colston Astin.  Mr. Astin worked many years in construction where he was involved in the Georgia Power Dam, Madison Health and Rehab as well as the home of Vince Dooley. He also owned a service station in Rutledge for several years.  He was a member of the Dewald Masonic Lodge, and the VFW.  Mr. Astin was a recipient of two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star for …

Shirley Ann Massey Self

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Shirley Ann Massey Self, 81 of Madison, passed away on January 29, 2018 at her home.  Mrs. Self was born January 14, 1937 in Royston,  to George T. Massey and Willie Mae Shackleford Massey.  Mrs. Self was a member of First United Methodist Church of Madison. Mrs. Self is survived by her children, Kaye Beal and Robert, Kenneth Beal and Theresa, Sandra Self and Marilyn Self.  She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and her siblings Robert W. Massey, Jessie B. Frills and Richard Massey and Vicky.  …