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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.

William J. “Bill” Griffin

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Asheville – William J. “Bill” Griffin, 90, of Asheville, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Charles George VA Medical Center. A native of Bostwick, he was a son of the late Henry and Era Williams Griffin. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, James Griffin. While growing up on the family farm in Georgia, he showed a strong aptitude towards anything mechanical. In addition to helping work the farm and selling produce, he had his own bicycle shop and repaired watches and cars as a teenager. …

Leroy “Lee” Binion, Jr.

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Leroy “Lee” Binion, Jr. was born August 28, 1929 in Madison to the late Leroy and Sallie Ree Binion in Madison. He entered into a peaceful rest Saturday, July 13, 2013 with his family gathered around him. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Charlie and Talmadge Binion; five sisters Lurene, Eva Cara, Josephine, Mary and Leona and a daughter, Linda Davenport. He was married to Eloise Greene in 1949 and to this union nine children were born. He attended the public school in Morgan County in …

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Ralph Emerson Burky, Jr.

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Our Daddy, Ralph Emerson Burky Jr.(Sonny), age 66, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday July 31, 2013.  Services will be held Saturday August 10, 10 a.m. from the chapel of Moores Funeral Home in Milledgeville. Sonny was a native of New Philadelphia, Ohio, but made his home in Putnam County to fulfill his dream of owning a dairy farm.  He loved the outdoors, early crisp mornings, and the smell of a freshly mowed hay field. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph Emerson Burky, Sr., …

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Lorene Miller Jordan: January 10, 1925 – August 2, 2013

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Lorene Miller Jordan went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, August 2, 2013. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Mrs. Jordan was born January 10, 1925 in Gainesville to Joseph Richard and Ruby Harper Miller. She was married to the late Robert Lewis Jordan and they spent their life together as dairy farmers in Morgan County. She was a member of Sugar Creek Baptist Church but in her later years faithfully attended Sandy Creek Baptist Church with her family. Her greatest joy was …

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Alfonso Adams August 6, 1947 – July 27, 2013

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Funeral services for Alfonso Adams, son of the late Evelyn B. Adams Sr. and Mrs. Parthenia Adams will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1628 Godfrey Road, Eatonton. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to the hour of service. Family and friends please assemble at the Adams residence, 6711 Seven Island Road, Madison at 10:15. Jones and Turner Funeral Home, 484 Burney Street, Madison, phone 706-342-1754 is in charge of arrangements.

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Ganelle “Nell” Cronic Porter

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Nell Cronic Porter, 85 of Buckhead, died Monday, July 29, 2013. She was born April 21, 1928 in Buckhead to William Hillary Cronic and Bunie Bell Cronic. She was married to the late William “Bill” Daniel Porter. They raised their four children on the family farm in Buckhead. Mrs. Porter was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and the Women’s Fellowship of Buckhead. She enjoyed cooking and serving her church and family. She liked to garden and work on the farm. Mrs. Porter is survived by her children, Julia Gay …

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John Marshall Givens

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John M. Givens died peacefully July 23, 2013 after complications related to a stroke at the age of 72. He was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi on August 30, 1940.He was preceded in death by his parents Siller Wilkinson Givens and Marshall Givens. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Patricia Hensley Givens and daughters, Sheryl Givens Gantz and son-in-law Stephen and Patrece Givens Keeter and son-in-law John, grandchildren Olivia Ann Keeter 10, and John-Marshall Horace Keeter 4, and many family and friends. Mr. Givens began life as …