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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. …

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Neeth S. Baurose

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A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Neeth S. Baurose will be held at the Madison Presbyterian Church, 382 S. Main Street on August 29, 2013 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous at www.ifr.org/pages/rescuer or by mail to The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, 305 Seventh Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10001-6008. The organization supports over 650 elderly Gentiles rescuers still living in 22 countries, including Denmark. This cause was very near and dear to Neeth’s heart. …

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James Allen Harper

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James Allen “Jamie” Harper, 51, of Atlanta died August 13, 2013. He was a native of Madison. He was born December 4, 1961 to Raymond and Lizzie Mae Harper. He was a graduate of Morgan County High School and later attended the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. Mr. Harper worked as a computer administrator. He will be remembered as having a thirst for knowledge. He enjoyed gardening and giving away what he raised. He was a great cook and enjoyed traveling, having visited 30 countries. He loved music and …

In Loving Memory of Doris Pinson Freeman: September 6, 1924 – August 6, 2013

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Doris Pinson Freeman, 88, of Madison died at Family Life Enrichment Center, High Shoals Tuesday morning, August 6, 2013. She was born on September 6, 1924 in Monroe the daughter of Jimmy and Vashtie Milligan of Monroe. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1942. Mrs. Freeman attended business school and received a certificate of War Time Achievement in Business. She received many awards for not missing a day and for not being tardy from school. She was a braider operator at Wellington from 1961-1989. After she retired she enjoyed …

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Neeth S. Baurose

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Neeth S. Baurose passed away peacefully August 11, 2013 after suffering a stroke on August 6, 2013. She was blessed to be surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Erik Baurose. They spent many happy years together actively involved in the Madison Community. Mrs. Baurose is survived by her brother and his wife John and Joann Schjonning of Lake Hartwell, sister and brother-in-law Bob and Annie Jones of Madison, daughters Marion and Rod Jones of Snellville, Helen Hilman of Greensboro, Susan and Andy Brooks of …

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Roy L. Huff

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Roy Lee Huff, 93, of Monroe, died August 6, 2013. He was born in Greene County on November 29, 1919 to the late Lavonia Ann Nelms Huff and the late Willie Lee Huff. Surviving are: daughters and sons-in-law, Gwen and Gerald Thompson of Madison, Harriette and Paul Best of Social Circle, Gail and Jack Murphy of Conyers and son, Charles R. Huff of Atlanta; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 10 at Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with …

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Howard E. Pickett

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Howard E. Pickett of Madison passed away July 31, 2013 at Madison Health and Rehab. He was 91 years of age. He was born October 27, 1921 in Covington and was one of eight children. He joined the Navy when he was 22 years old where he served in the Pacific Arena and Pearl Harbor. Mr. Pickett married Betty Jo Pierce in 1943. Betty Jo passed away in 1963. He married Wilma Yancey Allison in 1965 and in 1972 they moved to Madison to be closer to his job at …

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Betty Joe Smith

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Funeral service for Betty Joe Smith will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 10 at Springfield Missionary Baptist church. The body will lie in state from noon until hour of service. Family and friends please assemble at Dellie Franklin residence at 12:15. Visitation will be held Friday, August 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jones and Turner Chapel.