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Roy Mack Thomas

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Roy Mack Thomas, 53, died August 10, 2014. He was born February 16, 1961 to George Thomas Sr. and Mamie Thomas who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his oldest brother Arthur Hunter. Roy Mack was a special son, dedicated husband, loved upon brother, outstanding uncle, everlasting friend, papa and forever member of McHughes Hill Baptist Church in Madison under the leadership of the Rev. G. C. Brown. Sweet memories will be cherished and unforgettable by his wife Annette Driskell-Thomas of Snellville. His siblings will …

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Carole Ann Hellyer

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Carole Ann Hellyer, 75 of Madison, died August 13, 2014 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Rose Lydia Gifford. She was born May 1, 1939 in Summerville, Mass. She worked as a caregiver most of her life. She loved to help people and had a heart for the disabled. She was a talented artist and enjoyed working with her hands. She loved being around people especially her grandchildren. Ms. Hellyer is survived by her children Gary McEvoy, Gregory McEvoy and Lynne Greenwalt; five grandchildren …

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Tammy Beal

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Tammy Beal, 77 of Madison, died August 12, 2014. She was a native of Adkins, Ark. She was born September 27, 1936 to Bud and Alta Patrick. She worked as a beautician. She enjoyed sewing and reading and she loved her family. Ms. Beal is survived by two children, Becky Sims and Henry and Bobby Beal II. She leaves a sister Carlotta Young, her grandchildren Lee Sims, Jeremy Maloy, Scottie Maloy, Hannah Maloy, Trey Beal III and Noah Powers. The family received friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. …

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Mary Alice Cicero

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Mary Alice Cicero, 98 of Rutledge, died May 23, 2014. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 12, 1916 to Frank and Judith Carisrto. She was married to the late Henry Cicero. Mrs. Cicero moved to Rutledge in 2000. She loved the Morgan County Senior Center. She was a great cook and a very independent person. Mrs. Cicero is survived by a son Mario and Angela Cicero, as well as two adopted daughters Charlotte and Gloria. She also leaves a brother Vinny Caristo and seven grandchildren and four …

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Dorothy Louise Knipfer

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Dorothy Louise Knipfer died May 26, 2014. She was 97. She was born and grew up in Columbus, Ohio, lived in Atlanta for 42 years and in Athens for 12 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Knipfer, beloved granddaughter Susan Louise Banaszak, brother Sheldon Basye and sister Helen Vickers. She is survived by her daughter Sue Baldwin, son-in-law Charles Baldwin, grandson Charles Baldwin III and four great-grandchildren Dorothy Paige Banaszak, Spencer Banaszak, Charles Baldwin IV and Rhodes Baldwin. A family service is planned for a later date. …

Mary Frances Yates Green

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Mary Frances Yates Green, a resident of St. Simons Island, died on Thursday, April 3 after a long and happy life. In the years before she died she wrote her autobiography to share with family and friends entitled “My Happy Life” in which she reflected on her experiences and philosophy of living- “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say it at all” and “Do in the day in the things of the day.” Born on May 2, 1916, Fran was the daughter of Presley Daniel Yates and Julia Richardson …

Larry Worth Ward

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Larry Worth Ward, 66, of Conyers passed away on March 28, 2014.   He was born in Madison on September 9, 1947 to Ernest and Hassieleen (Hendrix) Ward.  He was married to the former Gail Hanes for 48 years.  Mr. Ward worked at Georgia Power for 30 years before retiring.  He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed working with his hands, photography, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.  His mother and brother, Joe Ward preceded him in death. Larry is survived by: his wife Gail; sons Conrad of …

Patsy Jean Turnbull Adams

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Patsy Jean Turnbull Adams passed away April 4, 2014. She was born in Winder on March 4, 1943. She was a member of Rutledge Baptist Church. She was retired from the Bank of Madison, where she worked as a teller. She enjoyed gardening, hummingbirds and shopping. Most of all Mrs. Adams loved her precious grandchildren. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed. Mrs. Adams is survived by her son Mark Adams and Lori and her grandchildren Mason William Adams and Abbey Kathryn Adams, …

Obituaries: Juanita Burroughs Huff

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Juanita Huff Juanita Huff died February 20, 2014. She was born April 5, 1923 to parents Howard B. and Clara W. Burroughs, both deceased. She married the guy next door, Doyle Huff. They had 52 years together. They had two children William Lawrence Huff and Pamela Huff Scruggs. Mrs. Huff was supervisor of the high school lunch room after retiring from First National Bank. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Madison and served on various committees. She was a member of the Georgia Mallory Sunday school …

Obituaries: Lizzie Nell Stephens

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Services for Lizzie Nell Stephens, 71 of Madison were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at A. E. Carter Funeral Home. Pastor Harold Tapp officiated. Interment followed at Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at A. E. Carter Funeral Home. Mrs. Stephens had lived in Madison since 1962. She was preceded in death by her father Melvin Self, her mother Ruby Brown Self and her husband Ed Stephens. Mrs. Stephens passed away February 23, 2014. She was retired from Wellington …

Obituaries: Florine Harvey Ward

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Florine Harvey Ward, 91 of Madison, died February 19, 2014. She was born May 22, 1922 in Oconee County to Jasper and Alma Harrison Harvey. She was married to George Ward on November 1, 1941. Mrs. Ward worked at Schandig Corporation for 27 years. She was a long time member of Brownwood Baptist Church. Mrs. Ward is survived by her children Gerald Ward, Roger Ward, Richard Ward and Kenneth Ward; eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Ward is also survived by two brothers-in-law Ernest Ward and …

Obituaries: Ethel Little Atkinson

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Ethel Little Atkinson, 96 of Madison, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014. She passed away peacefully at home. She was born June 28, 1917 in Greensboro to Carey and Sue Vincent Little. She was voted “Miss Buckhead” in 1936. She was married to the late Henry Atkinson. Mrs. Atkinson worked as the dining room supervisor at the Holiday Inn in Madison. She loved her family. She enjoyed sewing and playing cards and will be remembered for her quick wit. Mrs. Atkinson is survived by her daughter Carol Cross and Lawrence; a …

Obituaries: William F. Wellborn

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William F. Wellborn, 83 of Bostwick, died February 15, 2014. He was a native of Morgan County. He was born October 3, 1930 to Lonnie and Alice Young Wellborn. He was married to the late Sara Ethridge on January 14, 1961. He was retired from Walton EMC as a lineman. Mr. Wellborn is survived by his three children Lisa Martin (Luis), Laura Herreguin (late, Aureliano) and William Wellborn Jr.; eight grandchildren Jose Martinez, Alicia Vargas (Auturo), Cassandra Witherow (Richard), Luisa Martinez, Aureliano Herreuin III (Holly), Enrique Martinez, Amparo De Leon …

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Obituaries: Elie Carter

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A Tribute to My Friend and Brother Deacon Elie Carter From the Madison Rams During the homecoming service and remarks given everyone talked about love and greatness for sports. How well he played the game, which was so true. Elie and his brother Horace were one of the best players that ever played the game of baseball. I can remember the last game that Elie played. If for a moment use your imagination. It is the bottom of the ninth ending. It’s two outs and we are down by one …

Obituaries: David Glenn Keener

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David Glenn Keener, 85, a resident of Madison entered his heavenly home January 28, 2014 from Covington. He was born to William H. and N. Bernice Keener on April 12, 1928 in Arnold, Penn. He was born again at the age 10. After graduating from New Kensington High School he went on to the King’s College in New Castle, Delaware from which he graduated in 1950. He served in the U. S. Army from 1950 to 1952 in the Korean War as a tank driver. Following his honorable discharge, he …

Obituaries: Daudre Carlin Fears

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Daudre Carlin Fears, 91 of Sandy Springs died peacefully at the Hospice Atlanta Center on January 31, 2014. She spent her childhood years in Beaumont and Orange, Texas and attended Lamar University in Beaumont. Mrs. Fears was preceded in death by her parents Leah B. Carlin and Bernard Carlin and by her brother Charles B. Carlin. She is survived by her husband John E. Fears Jr., sons John K. Fears and wife Joanna, and John E. Fears III and wife Marianne and a granddaughter Joan Leslie Fears and grandson John …

Obituaries: Sid Neal

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Sid Neal of Rutledge died January 26, 2014. He was born June 9, 1928. Mr. Neal was retired from General Motors Corporation. He was an avid outdoorsman and coon hunter. He was a member of Madison Baptist Church. Mr. Neal was preceded in death by Geneva Neal. He is survived by Marlene Neal and his children Sid Neal Jr. and Shirley and Kiki Neal; step children Tabitha Ruble, Jessica Cobb and Mary Talor Pruitt; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A memorial service was held at noon on Friday, January …

Obituaries: Harvey Byrd, Jr.

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Harvey Byrd Jr. passed away at the age of 72 on Friday, January 31, 2014. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at Jackson Grove Baptist Church, 1680 Lower Apalachee Road, Madison. There will be a visitation Friday, Feb. 7, 6 – 8 p.m. at Jones and Turner Chapel, 484 Burney Street, Madison. Family and friends please assemble at the funeral home Saturday morning, Feb.8 at 10:30 a.m.

Obituaries: Elie Carter

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Elie Carter passed away at the age of 74 on Friday, January 31, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Springfield Baptist, 2410 Bethany Church Road, Madison. There will be a visitation Friday, Feb.7, 5-7 p.m. at Jones and Turner Chapel, 484 Burney Street, Madison. Family and friends please assemble at the funeral home Saturday, Feb. 8 at 12:15 p.m.

Obituaries: Faye Allen Payne

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Faye Allen Payne was born in Madison on May 5, 1931 to Essie and George Allen. She entered Heaven’s gates on January 19, 2014 at her home in Anaheim, California surrounded by her family. She was 82 years old. She attended Morgan County High School and graduated in 1949. Faye lived and worked in Madison and Rutledge most of her life, moving to California two years ago to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She was a member of Rutledge Baptist Church for many years. Faye will be especially remembered …