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Robert Gerald “Bobby” Jordan

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Robert Gerald “Bobby” Jordan, age 67, of Watkinsville, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018, at his home from pancreatic cancer. Bobby was born on September 15, 1951 at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. He was a 1969 graduate of Tucker High School in Tucker, where he played football and as a senior was President of the Student Body. He is a graduate of The University of Georgia in Athens, and served as an officer of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He began his business career with General Motors in Doraville, …

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Homer Patterson

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Homer Patterson, 93, died September 16, 2018 at Greene Point Health and Rehabilitation in Union Point. He was born November 22, 1924 to the late Sara Wilson Hargrove and Ish Patterson in Danielsville. He was married to Ruth Washington Patterson who preceded him in death. In his younger years he was employed at Porterdale Mills in Porterdale until he retired. After retiring he continued to work but not as hard. He worked as a lawn man for several years until his health began to fail. At an early age he …

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Hattie Mae Ballard Head

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Hattie Mae Ballard Head, 93 of Madison, died September 23, 2018.  Mrs. Head was born July 18, 1925 to George and Lillie Ballard. She was married to the late Florence “Bill” Head.  She was a resident of Madison Health & Rehab.  Mrs. Head was a long-time resident of Morgan County.  She worked at Bibb Manufacturing for 30 years and then operated a child care.  Mrs. Head loved to care for others and enjoyed cooking meals for others.  She will be remembered for the many meals she provided for new parents …

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Ralph Lamar Stewart

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Ralph Lamar Stewart, 78 of Rutledge, died September 20, 2018.  He was born May 4, 1940 in Cornelia to Harvey Lee Stewart and Myrtle Gailey Stewart.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and later worked in the timber industry.  Most recently, Lamar had worked with Morris Wrecker Service.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spent many hours at the Waffle House. Lamar Stewart is survived by three daughters, Dorothy McCarty, Sondra Stewart and Tammy Hernandez.  He leaves seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren as well as …

Charles Young Massey

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Charles Young Massey, 92, of Tifton passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Cypress Pond Senior Care. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 16, at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church chapel in Tifton. The interment was at the Buckhead Cemetery in Buckhead on Monday at 2 p.m. Chase Massey, Drew Massey, Michael Massey, Charlie Massey, Spence Massey, Dale Massey, and Ray Brooks served as pall bearers. Escorts were Kate Massey, Lauren Massey, Catherine Appleton Peay, Michelle Robinson Hyde, Christie Robinson Dasher. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Melton …

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Johnny Hershel Lill Jr.

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Johnny Hershel Lill, Jr. of Bostwick passed away on September 16, 2018 after a long battle with cancer.  He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Clay Lill to whom he was married for 57 years during which they rarely left each other’s side.  He is also survived by two sons, John Hershel Lill, III and James Kenneth Lill, two daughters-in-law, Lori Joyce Lill and Georgianna Parkman Lill along with eight grandchildren (Jonathan, Joshua, Jordan, Jared, Jacob, Jeremiah, Whit and Mary Claire). Johnny graduated from Morgan County High …

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Curtis Carver

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Curtis Carver, 78 of Buckhead, went to be with Jesus on September 13, 2018.  Mr. Carver was born on February 20, 1940 in Coffee County.  He was the son of the late Ivy and Louise Merritt Carver.  He was retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he worked as an inspector.  Mr. Carver was a devoted husband, father, papa, and Christian.  He enjoyed working in his yard, fishing and hunting.  He loved everyone and had a way of always making others smile. Curtis Carver is survived by his loving …

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Barry Wilson Brown

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Barry Wilson Brown, 70, was born March 9, 1948 to the late Henry McWhorter and Susie Wilson-McWhorter of Madison. He died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. He joined Flat Rock Baptist Church at an early age. He served two years with distinction as a United States Marine Motor Vehicle Operator. Before he was honorably discharged he was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Medal and ranked as a Marine Corporal. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Susie McWhorter; brothers Albert, Steve and LC Brown and …

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Carlos D. Jaramillo

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Carlos D. Jaramillo, 84 of Madison, died August 28, 2018.  Mr. Jaramillo was born July 6, 1934 in Panama City, Panama.  His parents were Carlos Jaramillo Segovia and Carmen Aguilar de Jaramillo.  As a teenager, he moved to the United States and gained his United States Citizenship at age 22.  He attended the University of Florida, earning various degrees, including a Master’s in Education.  He worked for a time with NASA.  Later he become a teacher and swim coach and eventually his favorite job as a high school guidance counselor.  …

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Harold Eugene Phillips

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Harold Eugene Phillips, 88 of Madison, died September 3, 2018.  Mr. Phillips was a native of Kelleytown.  He was born October 20, 1929 to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Phillips.  He married Jimmie Hall and made their home in the Atlanta area most of their lives.  Mr. Phillips was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He was retired from the oil industry as an accountant.  He was member of Madison Christian Church where he served as an elder.  He enjoyed gardening and working around his property.  He liked to hike and …

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Stella Mae Jones Sidwell

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Stella Mae Jones Sidwell, 95 of Apalachee, died September 2, 2018.  Mrs. Sidwell was born in Buckhead, on January 28, 1923 to Myrtle and Minnie Nard Jones.  She was married to the late Raymond A. Sidwell.  Mrs. Sidwell was a business owner, having operated a country store in Apalachee for many years.  She enjoyed crocheting and loved her Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. Mrs. Sidwell is survived by her daughters, Brenda Davis and Dan and Dixie Morris and Jerry.  She also leaves grandchildren and other family and friends. The family …

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James Carlton Lemmonds Jr.

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James Carlton Lemmonds, Jr., age 68, of Bishop, died on September 6, 2018. He was born in Walton County on June 1, 1950 to the late Mae Etta Hunter Lemmonds and the late James Carlton Lemmonds, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Wander Lemmonds; daughters and sons-in-law, Jenifer and Tim Brents, Jessica and Phil Whitlock, Sherry Shelton, Brandy and Jake McCoy; sons, James Carlton Lemmonds, III, Jeremiah Lemmonds; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Tom Montrose; 17 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Sunday, September …

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Michelene Arielly Luke

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Michelene Arielly Luke, 92 of Madison, died August 25, 2018.  Mrs. Luke was the daughter of Dominic and Eleanor Buffone Arielly.  She was born February 17, 1926 in East Rochester, NY.  She was married to the late Roy Luke.  Mrs. Luke was a member of Madison Presbyterian Church and the Red Hats.  Mrs. Luke enjoyed golf and knitting and spending time with her family. Mrs. Luke is survived by her sons, Richard Luke and RoseMarie and Chip Luke.  She also leaves grandchildren, Elizabeth Bolton, Heather Russo, Rebecca Luke, Cheryl Miller, …

Miriam Jones Chamberlain

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Miriam Nell Jones Orr Chamberlain was born November 8, 1921, at her family home in Newborn.  At 96 years of age, she passed away peacefully in her parent’s home in Newborn, on September 3, 2018.  Miriam graduated from Newborn High School in 1938 and then attended Georgia State College for Women, graduating in 1942. She moved to Atlanta and worked for the Telephone Company.  She met Lt. Mark Lafon Orr, a Navy fighter pilot, at a dance at the Naval Air Station.  Soon after, they married and were stationed in …

Edith Fay Putz

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Edith Fay Putz, 57 of Madison, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on August 17, 2018.  Fay was born in Waco, Texas to Barbara Carswell and the late Thomas Hemrick Carswell.  She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, Nona, and friend.  Fay loved France and the French language and shared that love through her teaching career.  She also enjoyed bicycling, being outdoors, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Fay is survived by her husband John, daughter Emma, daughter Katelyn Radde and husband Drew, grandchildren …

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Frank G. Lawton Jr.

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Frank G. Lawton Jr. of Buckhead passed away August 17, 2018 at the age of 93. Mr. Lawton was a Corporal in the United States Marines during World War II. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech before becoming an auditor for the United States Government until he retired. After he retired Mr. Lawton became a busy man. He was a member of Madison Presbyterian Church for 28 years. He was an elder for many years. He volunteered at the Morgan County Primary School first grade every week school was …

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Michelene Arielly Luke

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Michelene Arielly Luke, 92 of Madison, died August 25, 2018.  Mrs. Luke was the daughter of Dominic and Eleanor Buffone Arielly.  He was born February 17, 1926 in East Rochester, N.Y.  She was married to the late Roy Luke.  Mrs. Luke was a member of Madison Presbyterian Church and the Red Hats.  Mrs. Luke enjoyed golf and knitting and spending time with her family. Mrs. Luke is survived by her sons, Richard Luke and Rose Marie and Chip Luke.  She also leaves grandchildren, Elizabeth Bolton, Heather Russo, Rebecca Luke, Cheryl …

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Robert Dean Klinger

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Robert Dean Klinger, 81 of Eatonton, died August 20, 2018.  He was born in Calander, Iowa on June 17, 1937 to Donlad Klinger and Lydia Hurtt.  He was married to Mary Townley on April 18, 1977.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He went to serve his career as a truck driver.  He was a member of Bible Fellowship Church in Eatonton.  He enjoyed fishing and painting and prospecting for gold. Mr. Klinger is survived by his wife, Mary and children, Deb Schrodt, John …

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Shirley Schmeltz McKain

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Shirley Schmeltz McKain, 82 of Eatonton, died August 20, 2018 at her home.  Mrs. McKain was the wife of Don McKain.  She was born October 1, 1935 in Springfield, Ill. to Mox and Edna Conrad Schmeltz.  She was retired and enjoyed life on Lake Oconee.  She loved boat rides and working in her flower beds.  She enjoyed antiques and collecting. Mrs. McKain leaves behind her husband, Don and children, Don McKain and Nena, Bobby McKain, Eddie McKain and Theresa and Troy McKain and Theresa; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  …

Karen Lee Rigsby Martin

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Karen Lee Rigsby Martin, 58 of Madison, died August 16, 2018.  Mrs. Martin was at her home, surrounded by her family.  She was born in Atlanta on September 22, 1959 to James and Margaret Ruth Godby Rigsby.  She was married to the late Mike Martin.  Mrs. Martin held a Master’s Degree in Education and was retired from the Morgan County School System.  She was a member of Centennial Baptist Church.  She enjoyed reading and tending her flower gardens.  She liked to travel and camp for many years.  Karen and her …