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Obituary: Dorothy Mae Conner Herbert

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Dorothy Herbert, 88, died October 27, 2013. She was a native of South Boston, Virginia. She was born February 6, 1925 to the late James and Flossie Booth Conner. She was married to the late Samuel Herbert and spent her career as a nurse. She enjoyed gardening, especially growing African violets. She like crafts such as ceramics and needlepoint. She attended Centennial Baptist Church since moving to Rutledge. Mrs. Herbert is survived by her children, Larry Nance sand Ruth and Linda Murphy. She was preceded in death by a son …

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Obituary: Mrs. Inez B. Lee

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Inez B. Lee, 88 of Hampton, passed away, October 25, 2013.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Watson B. Lee.  She is survived by her children, Shirley (Doc) Kinney of Hampton, Steve (Patty) Lee of McDonough, Butch (Cindy) Lee of Madison, Beverley Martin of Hampton, Gary L. (Kathrine) Lee of Hampton, Carol Lee Tice of Stockbridge; sister, Ruby George of Stockbridge; 19 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.  Graveside services were held, at 1 p.m., Monday, October 28, at Sherwood Memorial Park.  The family received friends on Sunday, October …

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Obituary: Martha “Mott” Pearson

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Martha “Mott” Pinson Pearson, 72, of Rutledge, died Sunday, Oct.27, 2013. She was born December 9, 1940 to Robert and Effie Taylor Pinson. She was married to Timothy Pearson. She lived most of her life in Rutledge where she was a hairdresser. She was a member of Rutledge Baptist Church. Mrs. Pearson is survived by three children Kenneth Lee Youngblood, Kenna Jo Prevalt and Karen Helen Owens; two sisters Leavern Brown and Sandra Willoughby; two grandchildren Dennis and Robert Stevenson and three great grandchildren Zoe Stevenson, Jase Stevenson and Hailey …

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Obituary: Grady Gill

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Grady Gill, 71 of Madison, passed away October 26, 2013 while engaging in one of his favorite pastimes, gardening in his backyard. Mr. Gill was born June 2, 1942 to Thurman Northern and Sadie Williams Gill of Millerville, Ala. On June 2, 1963 he married his high school sweetheart Glynn Smith. The following year he graduated from Auburn University and immediately moved to Madison to accept a position at Pennington Seed. Over the last 49 years Mr. Gill was a member of the Lions Club, served on the boards of …

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Obituary: Julia Constance Bryant

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Connie Bryant, 52 of Buckhead, died Monday, October 14, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Paul Adams Bryant and Joy Flamm Bryant. She was born March 26, 1961 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a registered nurse and a graduate of Georgia Baptist Nursing School. Ms. Bryant is survived by a son Charles Edwin Gulley Jr. as well as her mother Joy Bryant and a brother Steve Bryant. She was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Bryant. A graveside service was held Thursday, October 17 at the Buckhead …

Obituary: William Graham Ponder, Sr.

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William Graham Ponder, Sr. died Oct. 13, 2013 at his residence at Marsh’s Edge on St. Simons Island. He was 89 years old. He was born November 5, 1923, in Rutledge, the son of Paul Holloway and Mary Graham Ponder. He attended Emory University and graduated from Clemson University. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Mr. Ponder served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Adelaide Wallace in 1948. Ponder was a cotton broker until he and Adelaide bought Madison’s weekly newspaper, The Madisonian, in …

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Obituary: Mary Paula Potter

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Mary Paula Potter, 63, of Rutledge, died October 11, 2013. She was a native of Atlanta. Ms. Potter was the daughter of the late Paul Schulte Sr. and Mary Fleeman Schulte. She worked as a dietician at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro. She is survived by two children Jo Danna Allen and Matt Withers; two brothers Paul Schulte and David Schulte, three sisters Suzanne Franklin, Joanna Porter and Linda Mothershed; and grandchildren Destiny, Laura, Matthew and Trevelin. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, …

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Obituary: Johnnie Thelma Mosley (“Sister”)

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Johnnie Thelma Mosley passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Rockledge, Florida. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Plainview Baptist Church, Madison. Visitation will be Friday evening, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jones and Turner Funeral Home Chapel. Family and friends, please assemble at Ms. Euria Chanault’s residence, 2491 Athens Highway, Madison at 1:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Jones and Turner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Ray Stapleton

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Mary Elizabeth Ray Stapleton, 87, entered into rest on Friday, October 4, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Elizabeth was born on June 9, 1926 in Lumber City, Georgia. Her husband, Owen M. Stapleton and parents, Prentice Ray and Bertha Mae Floyd Ray, preceded her in death. Having lived in Middle Georgia since the mid-fifties, she was a homemaker and worked at the Tog Shop, New Perry Hotel and B.C. Moore’s. She was of the Methodist faith. Left to cherish her memory are her children; Marti Harper (Lynn), Macon; Patricia Lynch, …

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Obituary: Lucy Brown Gomez

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Lucy Brown Gomez, of Lake Forest Drive, Elberton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.  Mrs. Gomez was born in Elbert County, Jan. 16, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Clyde Caldwell Brown and step-daughter of the late Thelma Ruff Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Acebo Gomez. She was retired from the granite industry and was a member of First Baptist Church, Elberton. Left to cherish her memories are her long-time friend and companion, Harold Carter …

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Obituary: Danny Herring

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Danny Herring, 55, of Newborn, passed away October 13, 2013. Danny enjoyed watching horse races, riding his Harley, and was always ready to smoke meats to serve a crowd. He was an exceptional pool player, but above all, he cherished his time with his children. Danny was a man of faith, and loved serving and guiding in the Celebrate Recovery Ministry. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Danielle Herring. Survivors include his loving wife of 19 years, Kimberly (Kennedy) Herring; children and their spouses, Shane Carroll, Rory and …

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Obituary: William Larry Mauldin, Crawford

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William Larry Mauldin, 72, died Friday, October 4, 2013. A native of Greensboro, he was the son of the William Earl and Lucia Camella Jackson Mauldin.  He attended the University of Georgia and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where he was Chairman of the Deacons.  He retired from Oconee State Bank as the Compliance Officer and Vice President after 11 years and had worked for 36 years for Citizens Union Bank of Greensboro.  Larry was the City Clerk of Woodville for more than 40 years, served as treasurer …

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Obituary: Nancy Lee Inglett Bruce

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Nancy Bruce, 65 of Madison, died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. She was born April 30, 1948 in Augusta to Sam and Rosa Lee Knox Inglett. She was married to John Bruce. She was a homemaker but as long as she was able she enjoyed helping her husband with his grading business. She spent many days driving a dump truck. Mrs. Bruce also enjoyed sewing and antiquing. Growing up she spent many summers waterskiing with her sisters. She liked to travel and adored her grandchildren. Mrs. Bruce is survived by …

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Obituary: Jackson Hamilton Boles

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Jackson Hamilton Boles, 82 of Bostwick, died Tuesday, Oct.2, 2013. He was the son of Lonnie and Elizabeth Little Boles of Atlanta. He was born January 14, 1931. Mr. Boles was a veteran of the United States Army having served from 1948 – 1952. He later went to work for the John Harland Company as a graphics technician. He spent 25 years there before going to work for the University of Georgia as a printer. He was married to Joanne Stowe who preceded him in death. He was a faithful …

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Obituary: Fern Elizabeth Worthington

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Fern Elizabeth Worthington (nee Work), 95, passed away October 1, 2013 in Eatonton. She was born in Coudersport, Penn. on May 21, 1918 the daughter of Royal Work and Mary Smith Work. She married Robert Worthington on June 20, 1941 and thereafter lived in both Pennsylvania and New York states. He was a pastor and he and Fern served at many churches in Eddyville, New York, Portville, New Pork, Perth, New York and Champlain, New York. She taught Bible classes for many years, including later in her life when she …

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Obituary: David Junior Angel, Bishop

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David Junior Angel, 51, husband of Vicki Livsey Angel, died Friday, September 27, 2013. A native of Pendergrass, he was the son of the late Clifford and Gloria Stone Angel and brother of the late James Onice Angel and Dorothy Mae Angel. He was currently working for the Oconee County Road Department as a supervisor. David was a deacon and member of Monroe Church of Christ, loved to fish and was a jack of all trades. Survivors in addition to his wife include his children: Joy Angel, Clifton Angel and …

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Obituary: Ray Knight

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Ray Knight, 84 of Rutledge, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born in Covington on July 2, 1929 to the late A. K. and Elizabeth Huff Knight. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He later served Morgan County as a Sheriff’s Deputy for many years. He also farmed as long as his health permitted. He enjoyed time spent on a John Deere tractor. Mr. Knight loved the outdoors. He also liked to hunt, fish and ride horses. He was a …

Obituary: Robert Henry Litz

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Robert Henry Litz, known by all as “Bob,” died on September 13, 2013 of lung disease at the age of 72. He was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and has lived in Madison for the past 23 years after marrying his wife Rebecca Holland Litz, known as “Becky.” Bob loved trout/crappie fishing, going to the mountains, collecting coins, Tom Clark gnomes and hornets’ nests, working with his hands to make anything from arched bridges to gorgeous cross-stitch pieces and making his home in downtown Madison a beautiful place to …

Obituary: Mable Leonard

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Mable Leonard, 86, of Eatonton, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013. She was born in Eatonton Sept. 7, 1927 to the late Charlie Croma Carnes and the late Chapel Waters Carnes. Mrs. Leonard attended Harmony Baptist Church and enjoyed spending her early days outdoors with horses, and later in life spending time with her family and friends, she enjoyed her church and Sunday school. Mrs. Leonard was preceded in death by her parents, son Jerrold Keith Holt and grandson Jerrold Keith Holt Jr. Visitation was Thursday, Sept. 19 at Vining …

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Obituary: Betty Walton Johnston

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Betty Johnston, 92, of Madison, died September 14, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was a homemaker and wife to the late Raymond Johnston. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard and garden. She loved to help others. She and Mr. Johnston were foster parents to many children through out their marriage. Mrs. Johnston is survived by her children Virginia Johnson and Larry, Jimmy Johnston and Johnny and Becky Johnston; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The family received friends at A. E. …