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Thurman Berry Rainwater

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Thurman Berry Rainwater, 79 of Buckhead, died April 4, 2018 at his home.  Mr. Rainwater was a native of Atlanta.  He was born September 26, 1938 to Thurman B. and Doris Louise Johnston Rainwater.  He was married to Gertrude Couch.  Mr. Rainwater was retired from the Texaco Corporation where he served as a tax representative.  Since moving to Lake Oconee in 1996, Mr. Rainwater has been active in the Church of the Advent.  He was the church treasurer and Senior Warden.  He also had been serving as the Vice President …

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Anne Elizabeth Berry Lesnikowski

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Anne Elizabeth Berry Lesnikowski born October 3,1921, died peacefully at her home on Martha’s Vineyard on March 14, 2018. She was 96 years old. For the past 23 years Mrs Lesnikowski spent part of every winter with her daughter Molly and family, at Molly’s home in Rutledge.  Anne served her country during World War II as a WASP, ferrying planes around the US to be taken over seas as needed for battle.She gained a degree in journalism from Murray State College in Kentucky, where the Berrys had lived for 150 or …

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Joyce Christine Leitch

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Joyce Christine Leitch, 79 of Buckhead died April 6, 2018 at her home.  She was surrounded by her family.  Mrs. Leitch was born August 9, 1938 in Madison, to Joe Ervin and Georgie Brown Ervin.  Mrs. Lietch was married to the late Weyman Atkinson and Joe Lietch.  She was a long-time member of Fountain of Praise Church.  She enjoyed her grandchildren and doing yard work.  Mrs. Lietch is survived by her children Darlene Stuckey and Larry, Wanda Cantrell and Billy and Wayne Atkinson.  She is also survived by six grandchildren …

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Charles Melvin Huff

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Charles Melvin Huff, 62 of Madison, died April 7, 2018 at his home.  He was born on October 3, 1955 in Greensboro to Alvin and Frances Ivy Huff.  He worked on the family dairy for many years.  Later, Charles worked in construction.  Charles loved to hunt and deep sea fish.  Charles  is survived by his wife, Leslie and his mother, Frances as well as his children, Leslie Malone, Jill Cox and Bonny Huff.  He also leaves two brothers, Dennis Huff and John Huff.  Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and two …

Dean Hill Copelan

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Dean Hill Copelan of Greshamville died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the age of 88 years.  Born on November 15, 1929, in Eatonton, she was one of 10 children born to the late Thomas Jackson Hill and Fannie Mae Newman Hill.  She graduated from Putnam County High School and married George Emory Copelan on March 22, 1946.  She was a homemaker who was very involved in raising her three sons and helping her husband on the farm.  She was a member and past director of the Greene County Farm Bureau.  …

Deacon Henry Veasley

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Deacon Henry Veasley was born to the late James and Ida Jones Veasley Mabry on September 17, 1937 in Madison. He became a member and was baptized at Calvary Baptist Church at an early age. His spirit departed this world on April 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. Henry received his education in Morgan County, Madison, at Burney Street Elementary and Pearl Street High Schools. It is at Pearl High that he played basketball and met his wife, Katherine Nickerson; they were joined in holy matrimony on August 4, 1956, just …

Jerald Veasley

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Jerald Veasley, 71, of Madison passed away April 2, 2018. He was born June 15, 1948 to the late Jerry and Marie Veasley. He was a graduate of Pearl High School. His main hobby was drag racing. A son, Donovan Fitzgerald Veasley, preceded him in death. To cherish his memories he leaves a son Jeremy Veasley,  sister Linda Veasley, a brother Johnny and Thersa Veasley, all of Madison; caretaker Angela and Duke Freeman and family of Athens and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins and a special …

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Helen Deaver Sosebee

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Helen Sosebee passed away on March 31, 2018 at Regional Medical Center, Anniston, Al, following a brief illness.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, John P. Sosebee, Sr.  Mrs. Sosebee was a native of Murphy, NC and lived most of her adult life in Atlanta, where she raised her family.  She was an avid gardener, who always took great pride in her yard and flower gardens and strived to keep them beautiful. Mrs. Sosebee is survived by her son, John P. Sosebee, Jr. and …

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Lonnie Martin Laster

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Lonnie Martin Laster, 40 of Rutledge, died March 31 ,2018.  Lonnie was born on April 3, 1977 to David Joe and Martha Curl Laster in Fort Riley, Kan.  He was married to Jackie David Laster.  Lonnie was working for Gorman Construction and Excavation.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and hunting and fishing.  He enjoyed watching college football, especially the University of Alabama. Lonnie Laster is survived by his wife, Jackie Laster and three children, Martha Marie Laster, Christopher Michael Laster and Crystal Marie Davis.  He leaves three siblings, Melissa Michelle Borich, …

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Patricia Ann Eaton

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Patricia Ann Eaton, 73 of Covington, died March 29, 2018.  She was the daughter of the late Elbert and Josephine Green.  She was born August 18, 1944 in Rome.  She was married to Wayne Eaton.  Mrs. Eaton was a member of St. Joseph’s Baptist Church in Decatur.  She enjoyed Bingo, painting and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Eaton is survived by her husband, Wayne and their children, Troy Eaton and Donna, Donald Eaton and Marcey and Stacey Eaton and Cindy.  Her siblings are J.D., Mike, Barbara, Kathy …

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Mildred “Penny” Dollar

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Mildred “Penny” Dollar 74, Hartselle, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital.  Penny was born July 2, 1944 in Bostwick, to Samuel Monroe and Matilda Malcolm Dollar.  Miss Dollar was a teacher who over the years taught at Harvest Jr. High in Madison County, Alabama, Brooksville Jr. High in Brooksville, Florida, DAR High School in Grant, Alabama, Calhoun Night Classes, and Morgan County, Al. High School, which is now Hartselle High School. She was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by one sister, Rita McCarter …

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Lt. Col. US Army Retired George William Brookshire

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Lieutenant Colonel (US Army Retired) George William Brookshire, 86, of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his residence. Bill was born July 28, 1931 in Hoschton to the late William L. and Clarice Holland Brookshire. The family lived in Winterville and Madison and he was a 1948 graduate of Madison High School. In the fall of 1948 he entered North Georgia College in Dahlonega and upon graduation in 1952 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. He later transferred to the Signal Corp and served …

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Selena Gail Hall

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Selena Gail Hall, 69 of Madison, died March 23, 2018.  Mrs. Hall was born December 28, 1948 in Athens to Holbert and Irene Spratlin Tanksley.  She was married to Wells Hall.  Together, they operated the Flowers Bread Store in Madison.  Mrs. Hall loved to read and spend time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Hall is survived by her husband, Wells Hall, two daughters, Amy Cape and Angie Hilsman and Steve and a sister, Dorothy Silman.  Her grandchildren are Eli Cape, Hailie Cummins and Josh, Steven Hilsman, McKenzie Whitaker and John Wells …

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Mary Frances Guinn

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Mary Frances Guinn, 56 of Madison, died March 21, 2018.  She was at home, surrounded by her family.  Mrs. Guinn was born June 4, 1961 in Winder, to Charles and Linda Shelton.  She was married to the late Alvin Guinn.  Mrs. Guinn loved her family, especially her grandchildren.  She enjoyed painting and gospel music. Mrs. Guinn is survived by her children, Amy Haley and Joe, Stephanie Tarlton and Jimmy, Kayla Guinn and Jessica Mayo and Wesley.  Her grandchildren are Carl, Tiffany, Alex, Kameryn, Abby and Jordyn.  She is also survived …

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Rhonda Lyn Garrison

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Rhonda Lyn Garrison, 54, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on March 3, 2018 at Nacogdoches Medical Center from complications due to a fall. She was born in Sedalia, Missouri in 1963 to Billy and Polly (Almand) Garrison. Rhonda graduated from Shreveport, Louisiana in 1985 and worked in Daycare for several years. She then moved to Nacogdoches, Texas. She is survived by her father, Billy Garrison, her brother Jerry VanWhy and Dianne, her sister Beverly Petersen and Bruce and her sister Gail Eaton and Verner Lee Jr, as well as nieces …

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Christopher Ray McGlauchlen

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Christopher Ray McGlauchlen, 31 of Buckhead, died March 17, 2018.  Chris was born May 30, 1986 in Birmingham, AL to Randy and Jan Phillips McGlauchlen.  He had spent most of his life in Morgan County.  He graduated from Morgan County High School in 2004.  After graduation, Chris joined the United States Marine Corps and served until 2008.  He served two tours in Iraq.  Chris was always a family man.  He always put others ahead of himself.  He not only served his nation but also served his community as a volunteer …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …