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Obituary: Edgar Franklin Cape, Madison

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Frank Cape, 76, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013. A lifelong resident of Morgan County, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Cape and Gladys Gilbert Roland and was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Roland and Ricky Cape. Mr. Cape was a U.S. Army veteran and was also retired from Westinghouse. Survivors include his wife, Jean Wilson Cape of Madison; children, Lafreda Whelan and husband, Joe of Elberton; William Kenneth Smith of Madison; Rhonda Felts and husband, Danny of Statham; Angie Iverster and husband, Joe of …

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Obituary: Almedia Brown Hinesley Smith

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Almedia Smith, 82, of Buckhead, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. She was a native of Oconee County. She was born December 26, 1930 to Jake and Sadie Shannon Brown. She was married Wilbur Hinesley who preceded her in death and later was married to Earl Smith. Mrs. Smith was retired after working in a sewing plant in Statham. She enjoyed sewing and canning vegetables. She will be remembered as a giving person who loved to help others. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband Earl Smith and her two sons, …

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Obituary: Fred William Arnold

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Fred Arnold, 87 of Madison, died September 23, 2013. He was a native of Kokomo, Indiana. He was born August 24, 1926 to Glenn and Kitty Belle Mayo Arnold. After high school he joined the United States Army serving in World War II and after the war as a military police. He later worked for the Chrysler Corporation as a machinist. He was married to Mildred McQuiston. They moved to Morgan County in 2006 to be near family. Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife of 65 years Mildred Arnold …

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Obituary: Bonnie Webb Brinegar

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Bonnie Webb Brinegar of 1050 Morgan Drive, Buckhead passed through the Valley of the Shadow of Death September 16, 2013 leaving behind her mother Bonnie Gertrude Webb, her husband Bill W. Brinegar and two sons, Billy and Tod Brinegar. A viewing was held at Wages & Sons Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 19 from 6 until 8 p.m. The service was held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Decatur where her father Charles Terrance Webb is already resting.

Obituary: Glenda Wilson Hodges

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Glenda Wilson Hodges, 67, of Madison, and formerly of Bainbridge, passed away on September 14, 2013, after a long and courageous battle against breast cancer. She was born in Americus,  on June 3, 1946 and was valedictorian of the 1964 class at Webster County High School in Preston. She graduated from Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, in 1966, and worked as a secretary at the Georgia Department of Labor in Albany, and United Trust Life Insurance Company in Albany. Later in life, she worked as a paraprofessional at Decatur County …

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Obituary: Annette D. Wilkes

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Annette D. Wilkes, 78, of Watkinsville passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013. Born March 24, 1935 in Watkinsville, she was a lifelong resident of Oconee County and was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Wilkes and her eldest son, Richard A. Wilkes. She was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother with a strong faith in the Lord. She was a member of Antioch Christian Church and also attended Cornerstone Christian Center. She is survived by five children: Debbie Wilkes Fielding (George) of Nicholson, Jennifer Lewis (the …

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Obituary: Joseph Blackwell

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Joseph Ben Blackwell, age 77, of Newborn, died on September 11, 2013. He was born in Jasper, on February 23, 1936 to the late Audie Chumbly Blackwell and the late Joe Blackwell. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Dorothy Blackwell, and sons, the late Terry Blackwell, the late Joseph Blackwell, and stepsons, the late Clayton Sims, and the late Eddie Sims. Surviving are: daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Mike Thurmond of Newborn, Brentsie Walton of Monroe, Beth and Thomas Pate of Monroe; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary …

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Allene Carolyn Crissman • Templeton, Penn.

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Allene Carolyn Crissman, 89, of Templeton, Penn., passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born January 7, 1924 in Madison, the daughter of Edward and Irene (Duke) Morris. She spent her younger years living in Georgia and El Paso, Texas, but was a resident of the Templeton area for more than 60 years. During high school, Allene played basketball, and during World War II worked in an ammunitions plant in Macon. She later worked as a production worker for the Owens Illinois …

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Horace Dupree “Rudy” Bridges

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Rudy Bridges, 89 of Madison, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born Horace Dupree Bridges on August 11, 1924 in Danielsville to Toombs and Quilla Grahm Bridges. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was stationed in the Pacific. He was married to Maggie Bryant on August 27, 1948. Mr. Bridges operated his own auto body shop for 57 years. He retired in 2011 at the age of 87. Mr. Bridges is survived by his wife of 65 years Maggie …

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John Alec Haley

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John Alec Haley, 59 of Watkinsville, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. He was the son of the late Marvin and Edna Towe Haley. He was born March 24, 1954 in Buckhead. He worked for Wellington Puritan as a mechanic for many years. He was a member of Apalachee Baptist Church. He enjoyed any outdoor activity. He loved remote control cars and tinkering with machinery. Mr. Haley is survived by his fiancé Diane Hoyt and three children Robert Alec “Bobby” Haley and Casey, Crystal Holmes Burke and David and Michael Ray …

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Richard Maurice Hawkins

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Richard Maurice Hawkins, 65, died September 3, 2013. He was born in Madison to Pecola Hawkins. Upon graduation from Pearl High School he “tossed his cap” and walked away from Madison swearing not to return. He joined the United States Navy shortly after graduating from high school and served for six consecutive active and reserve years. He toured the Republic of Vietnam with distinction and as the recipient of three Bronze Stars. Afterward he was stationed in San Diego, California where his honorable service to this nation persisted. After his …

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Fannie Lee Heard Cannon

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Fannie Lee Heard Cannon, 78, died August 21,2013. She was born in Morgan County on March 24, 1935 to Corry and Fannie Taylor Heard. She was affectionately known as “Sista” by all who knew her. She was a member of Little Indian Creek Baptist Church. She was married to Willie A. Cannon. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers and sisters Lacrisse Heard, Nuna Bell Heard, Rebecca “Dolly” Heard, David Carter Heard, Butler Heard, Corry Heard Jr. Carrie Mae Heard and Eddie Heard. She is survived …

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Alonzo Wadsworth Sumpter

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Deacon Alonzo Wadsworth Sumpter died Friday, August 30, 2013. He was born September 21, 1922 to the late Samuel and Leona Crowdler Sumpter in Love Joy, Illinois. He joined the First Corinthian Baptist Church at an early age and began working in the vineyard of the Lord. He accepted Christ as his person Savior and was later ordained as a deacon. He served faithfully at Progressive Church of God in Christ while he was in Somerset, New Jersey. After moving to Georgia he began serving at Grace Missionary Church, where …

James Brantley Vanwhy

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James Brantley Vanwhy, 27, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, formerly of Madison, died Thursday, August 22, 2013.  Born on May 20, 1986 in Augusta, he was the son of Jerry and Vicky Lynn Malcom Vanwhy of Madison.  In 2004 he graduated from Morgan County High School, where he played four years of football and for four years was a member of the AFROTC.  After graduation he enlisted into the United States Marines and served two tours of duty in Iraq.  James married the former Champagne Misty Boening of California.  He loved …

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Imagene Thorson Lively: Sept. 11, 1924 – Aug. 25, 2013

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Imagene Thorson Lively passed away Sunday. Mrs. Lively was born in Madison, Ala., the daughter of the late Roy William Thorson and Bertha Elizabeth Trietsch Thorson. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Mary Emma Thorson McCrary; and brothers, Trietsch Thorson and Wayne Thorson. Imagene and her husband, Frank Pruitt Lively, were married on July 2, 1949. They enjoyed a happy marriage for 64 years. Mrs. Lively grew up in the Thorson home on Maple Street in Madison. She attended Madison School from first grade through 12th, graduating …

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Mildred Newsom Hadden

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Mildred Newsom Hadden, 94 of Madison, died August 23, 2013. She was the daughter of James and Mary Atkinson Newsom. She was born April 24, 1919 in Morgan County. She was married to Leroy Hadden Sr. who preceded her in death. Mrs. Hadden spent most of her life in Morgan County. She worked at Baldwin Pharmacy and then Madison Drug Company until the age of 80. She was a member of Beacon Heights Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and reading. Mrs. Hadden is survived by her children Bobby Hadden and …

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Porter Ray Sanford

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Ray Sanford, 72 of Greshamville, died August 25, 2013. He was a native of Cordova, Ala. He was born March 14, 1941 to Porter and Sarah Clement Sanford. He was retired from Sweetheart Plastics. He also sent several years working for Denon Digital. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Mr. Sanford loved to fish and spent time with family. He is survived by two daughters Sandy Worthey and David and Tammy Stanton and Gene, and a son Perry Sanford; two brothers James Edward Sanford and Susan and …

Jane Munnerlyn Carter

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Jane Munnerlyn Carter (Gran), 84, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2013 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. Jane Morris Munnerlyn was born January 15, 1929 in Jacksonville, Florida to Margaret Springs Munnerlyn and Benjamin Munnerlyn. She was raised in Ortega and attended the Bartram School for girls in Jacksonville and later attended Sweetbriar College. On June 25,1949 she married the love of her life, the late Frank Carter Jr. (Papa) in Jacksonville, Florida. She is predeceased by her mother, Margaret Springs, her …

Troy Herbert O’Neal

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Troy Herbert O’Neal of Mansfield passed away August 14, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was 71 years old. He was born December 14, 1941 in Lyons in Toombs County and was the eldest of four children. Mr. O’Neal married Mary Alice Cox in 1960. He worked at Hercules in Brunswick for 30 years before retiring. He and his wife moved to Morgan County to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Mr. O’Neal helped found Royal Diadem Tabernacle, a church in Social Circle. He will be remembered as …

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Doris Roberts Huff

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MRS. DORIS ROBERTS HUFF, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center. Born in Shelby, North Carolina on August 19, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Irene Palmer Roberts. Mrs. Huff was a seamstress for many years, having owned a fabric shop in Madison, Georgia. Upon retirement, Mrs. Huff worked for five years as a paraprofessional at Cornelia Elementary School. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garey Huff; son-in-law, Andrew B. …