Ruth Ann Moore

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Ruth Ann Moore, 61 of Madison, died Sunday, July 21, 2013. She was at church surrounded by family and friends when she went home to be with the Lord. She was born January 7, 1952 in Blue Ridge to William and Jacqueline Cole. She was married to Jimmy Moore on May 17,1971.The Moores have lived in Madison for three years. She was a member of Freedom Worship Center. She enjoyed quilting and collecting dolls. Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband Jimmy and three daughters Olivia Moore, Stefanie Murray and …

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Ralph Neal Head

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Ralph Head, 64 of Madison, died unexpectedly July 15, 2013. He was born in Atlanta on September 7, 1948 to Charlie and Frances Coffey Head. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He spent his career in several fields before going back to school and earned a degree in Forestry from the University of Georgia. He was an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed studying history and spending time outdoors. He was a talented carpenter. Mr. Head also cherished his time spent white water canoeing. Mr. Head …

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Marvin Reese Johnson

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Marvin Reese Johnson was born August 14, 1946 to the late Johnnie Love Johnson and the late Emma Drummond Johnson in Madison. He died Saturday, July 20, 2013. He received his education in the Morgan County School System and graduated from Pearl High School in 1966. He joined and served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was in the Artillery Unit after basic training and later joined the 101st and 182nd Air Borne. His rank was SPC 4. He was employed by the United States …

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Eulon Bass Gray

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Gray – On Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Eulon Bass Gray, 79 of Maplewood, NJ died at St. Barnabas Hospital, Livingston, NJ. Ms. Gray was born in Madison. She had lived in Maplewood, for the past seven years before that she lived in Orange, NJ . She graduated from University of Georgia with a B.A. in Biology and then received her Masters in Social Work from Atlanta University. She was a licensed Clinical Social Worker for Newark Board of Education, NJ from 1962 until her retirement in 2002. She was the beloved …

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Hilda Hollis Hanes

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Hilda Hollis Hanes, 89, passed away at Summer’s Landing in Monroe Saturday, July 13, 2013. The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 15 at A. E. Carter Funeral Home located in Madison. Elder Gus Harter of Bethany Primitive Baptist Church officiated. Visitation was held earlier Monday starting at 11 a.m. Burial was at The Davis Family Cemetery in Rutledge. She was born in Madison on October 22,1923. She married Robert “Lamar” Hanes on October 17, 1944, a few days after his return from his service in World …

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Mary Lou Davis Lang

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Mary Lou Davis Lang, 72 of Madison, formerly of Buford and Fitzgerald, passed away July 11, 2013 after a long and valiant fight with breast cancer. She was born in Norcross and was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Nellie Davis and brothers Gene Davis and Tony Wood. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Godfrey John Lang of Madison and her children Jeff and Cindy (Lang) South of Madison; John and Angie (Bullard) Lang of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Chris and Rita (Brannen) Lang of Sugar …

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Frances S. Mathis

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Frances S. Mathis, 77 of Jefferson, who passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mrs. Mathis was born in Madison a daughter of the late Roy and Desi Parr Stephens. She retired from Buhler Quality Yarn Company in Jefferson after 25 years of service, where she was a spinner. She was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mathis was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Loyd Henry Mathis, her sons Timothy Mathis and Jerry Mathis and a brother Jack Stephens. …

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Raymond Franklin Harper

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Ray Harper, 61 of Madison, died July 6, 2013. He was the son of Raymond and Lizzie Mae Harper. He was born July 17, 1951. He was a lifelong resident of Morgan County. He was a member of Brownwood Baptist Church. Mr. Harper was a talented man, working in construction most of his life. He enjoyed working with his hands. He liked to repair small equipment and build bird houses and rabbit boxes. He is survived by his siblings, Janice Cronic, Shirley Sidwell, Vivian Walker and Ralph, James Harper, Kenny …

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Beatrice Malinda Clark Russell

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A Homegoing Celebration for Beatrice Clark Russell, 82, of Madison, will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 336 East Main St., Rutledge Pastor James A. Hawkins will be the eulogist. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Beatrice Malinda Clark Russell was born on Sept. 21, 1930 in Rutledge.  She was the seventh child born to the late Charlie Clark, Sr. and Annie Kemp Clark. At an early age she joined the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Rutledge. She united in marriage to …

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Geraldine Stephens Warfield

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Geraldine S. Warfield, 84, wife of 62 years to Harold B. Warfield, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013. A native of Sarasota, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Early D. and Anne Hill Stephens. She was a homemaker and member of Briarwood Baptist Church. Gerry will always be remembered for her strong faith in the Lord and her untiring servant heart.  She had a contagious passion for Missions.  She volunteered along with Harold for over 18 years serving locally, throughout the U.S. and internationally. Numerous trips to Brazil and …

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George Ray McNair Sr.

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George Ray McNair Sr. died Friday, June 28, 2013. He was born May 10, 1933 in Wrens. He was a son to James and Clara Dye McNair. He retired from General Motors after 32 years. Mr. McNair also served in the United States Army. He was widowed by Evelyn McNair. He is survived by his wife Eleanor and his children, George McNair Jr. and Mildred, Theresa Dulaney, Billy McNair and Marsha and Patricia Keener; four grandchildren and siblings Leisha Peel, Ann Shefield and Lewis McNair. The family received friends from …

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Jessie Hildred Wagnon Adair

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Jessie Adair, 88 of Fairplay, died June 25, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Lavic Pierce Wagnon Sr. and Carrie Ada Ruark Wagnon. She was born June 14, 1925 in Bostwick. She was a graduate of Bostwick High School where she played basketball. She was a lifelong resident of Morgan County and was the oldest member of Prospect United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Malcom Adair. Mrs. Adair is survived by her daughter Bonita Benkoski and Bobby; grandchildren Jim Benkoski and Julie …

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Dorothy Bowie Stewart

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Dorothy Bowie Stewart, 94, of Madison, formerly of Stone Mountain, died at home June 22, 2013 under the care of St. Mary’s Hospice. She was born in Willimantic, Connecticut on January 19, 1919 to Alexander G. and Laura L. Bowie. A veteran of World War II she served as an Operating Room Nurse in the Army Nurse Corps with the 39th General Hospital in the Pacific Theater from November 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. Mrs. Stewart is survived by her son Charles W. (Chuck) Stewart Jr. …

Robert E. Long

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Robert E.  Long, 82, of McDonough died Saturday, June 22, 2013.  He was born in Madison to Homer Reid and Ella Iomie Moss Long. Mr. Long is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Wank Long, McDonough; daughter, Kathy (Jim) Long Laky, Myersville, MD; son, Robert (Alison) Long, Birmingham, AL; his siblings, J.B. Long, Apalachee, Earl Long, McDonough, GA, Wanda Ann (Joe) Landress, Stockbridge and Leonard (Catherine) Long, Apalachee; and his beloved granddaughters, Diana Laky and Kaitlyn Laky. Funeral services were held at Bethany Baptist Church in McDonough on …

Harrison B. Stone Jr.

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Harrison B. Stone Jr, 87, of Madison, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013. A native of Pickens County, Mr. Stone was the son of the late Harrison B. Stone Sr. and Donie Brooks Stone and was preceded in death by his wife, Nera Mae West Stone. He retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation and was a member of Damascus Baptist Church in Fairmount. Survivors include daughters, Martha Whitley and husband, John of Madison, Susan Toler and husband, Larry of Greshamville, and Lynn Scholl and husband, Robert of Lakemont; sister, …

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Imogene Moon Martin

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Imogene Moon Martin, 96, of Madison, died June 19, 2013. She was born May 26, 1917 in Walton County to James and Jessie Whitley Moon. She was married to the late John Boline Martin. She was a homemaker and spent her life caring for others. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Madison First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and walking and loved her neighbors. She enjoyed time spent at the Morgan County Senior Center and especially liked their outings to the local schools. Mrs. Martin loved to help …

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Bobby Lamar Ervin

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Bobby Lamar Ervin, 63, of Madison died June 15, 2013. He was the son of the late Joe and Georgia Belle Brown Ervin. He worked in the logging business and landscape maintenance. He is survived by a sister Joyce Christine Leitch and a number of nieces and nephews. His family received friends at A. E. Carter Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Interment was in the Buckhead Cemetery.

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James Richard Wood Jr.

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Jim Wood, 76, of Madison died June 17, 2013. He was born in Rush Springs, Oklahoma on May 26, 1937 to James and Margie Wood. He worked as a machinist at Georgia Pacific until retirement in 2004. He was married to Jan H. Jenkins. Mr. Wood enjoyed any outdoor activity. He loved to hunt and fish as well as time spent on horse. He will be remembered as a man who could build or fix anything. Mr. Wood is survived by his wife Jan and children Jay Wood and Marlene, …