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Date: Wednesday, 3 September 2008, at 4:49 p.m.

Mrs. Monteen J. Jacobs
Mrs. Monteen J. Jacobs, a native of Banks County, a daughter of the late Myrtle and Minnie Lee Nard Jones, died May 25, 2000, she was 91. Mrs. Jacobs was the widow of the late A.D. Jacobs of Madison. She was a homemaker and a member of Buckhead Baptist Church. She is survived by a son: Mr. Arthur Lee Jacobs of Watkinsville, GA; a sister: Ms. Stella Sidwell of Madison, GA; a grandchild: Mr. David Jacobs of Watkinsville, GA; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Judge James Barrow, 82, of 197 Dearing St. died May 30, 2000.
Judge Barrow was a distinguished jurist and respected legal scholar, a decorated veteran of World War II and a devoted husband and father. He was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Athens.
James Barrow was born in Athens in 1917, the son of the late Mr. James and Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Barrow of Clarke County. He was descended from the Barrow, Lumpkin, Pope, and Church families which have been prominent in this part of Georgia throughout its history. Barrow attended public schools in Athens and was a graduate from the University of Georgia during the Great Depression, earning his AB in 1937 and LLB in 1939. At the same time, he managed the farm that had been in his family for six generations, a responsibility he inherited at age 17 upon his father's death.
Before America's entry into the World War II, Barrow enlisted in the Army as a private and was honorably discharged in April of 1946 with the rank of Captain. He participated in five campaigns in the European Theater of Operations in a tank destroyer battalion attached to the First U.S. Infantry Division, and was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze medals for gallantry in action against German forces.
Upon his return to private practice after the war, Barrow also taught law at the University of Georgia Law School from 1946 until he took office as Superior Court Judge in 1963. In addition, Barrow was elected City Attorney for the City of Athens, an office he held from 1950 until his election as Superior Court Judge.
As City Attorney, Barrow served as de facto superintendent of public safety in the wake of public disturbances attending the desegregation of the University of Georgia, and he was instrumental in averting the violence that attended the desegregation of other southern universities. During the public school desegregation crisis, Judge and Mrs. Barrow served as co-chairs of H.O.P.E. ("Help Our Public Education"), which successfully opposed efforts to close the public schools rather than submit to federal court orders to desegregate.
Barrow was a founder and first president of the Athens Legal Aid Society in 1961. Before the Supreme Court required the states to do so, the Society was organized to provide counsel to persons who had the right to a lawyer but could not afford to hire one.
Barrow was elected Superior Court Judge of the Western Judicial Court in 1962 and was thereafter re-elected without opposition until his retirement in 1990, when he was appointed by the Governor to serve as Senior Judge of the Superior Courts. He continued to serve on a full-time basis through 1995.
Barrow began his service as a Judge at a time when the country was on the verge of sweeping changes in the law's treatment of the civil rights of minorities and the criminal rights of those charged with crimes. He was not a reluctant player in the struggle to make the law respond to the felt necessities of the times.
Instead, he embraced changes in the law that he thought were long overdue. In many cases he made decisions that the appellate courts adopted, significantly affecting Georgia law.
Judge Barrow continued to serve as a role model in the civil rights movement, charging grand juries to comply with new federal laws guaranteeing civil rights that many local officials throughout the South were urging people to disobey. During the investigation of the murder of U.S. Army Col. Lemuel Penn by the Ku Klux Klan (the "murder at Broad River Bridge"), Judge Barrow was virtually alone among local public officials in offering the assistance of his office to federal official investigating the outrage.
Barrow's service on the bench was recognized by the Georgia State Bar in 1992 with the Tradition of Excellence Award, its highest honor for judicial service.
Services were held at First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on June 2, with the Rev. Jon Appleton officiating. Pall bearers was Chief Judge Joseph Gaines, Judge Kent Lawrence, Judge Susan Tate, Harry Gordon, Jack Lumpkin, Charles Holcomb, Jim Hudson, Denny Galis, Milner Ball, and Billy Bryant. Honorary pall bearers was the Board of Directors of the Southern Mutual Insurance Company.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Phyllis Jenkins Barrow; a brother, Mr.Tom Barrow, of Killeen, Texas; six children and their spouses: Judge Mike and Ruth Barrow Bracewell, of Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Sallyanne Crawford Barrow, of Stephens, and Mr. Don and Mrs. Phyllis Barrow Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Kathy Harvey Barrow, Mr. and Mrs. John and Victoria Pentlarge Barrow, and Mr. and Mrs. Hal and Church Barrow Crow, all of Athens; nine grandchildren: Jim and Sam Barrow, of Stephens; Parker, Eleanor, and Michael Crow; Steven Barrow, Arthur Nelson; and James and Ruth Barrow, all of Athens. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Clute Barrow Nelson, of Athens.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial gifts be made to The Clute Barrow Nelson Life Foundation, 320 Milledge Heights, Athens, Georgia 30606. The Foundation was formed in memory of his grandson to provide financial help to families of children with cancer.

Mrs. Ruth C. Wallace
Mrs. Ruth C. Wallace, of Madison, died Saturday, June 3, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Wallace, and her daughter and granddaughter, Ruth and Catherine Woodling, both of Atlanta. The family will receive friends at the Church of the Advent Parish House in Madison from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2000. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at the Church of the Advent, 338 Academy St., Madison. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ruth C. Wallace Memorial Fund at the Church of the Advent or to the Humane Society of Morgan County, Godfrey CPO, Madison, Ga. 30650.

Mrs. Viola Hawkins
Mrs. Viola Hawkins, 91, of Madison, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at Morgan Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hawkins was born Jan. 15, 1909 in Putnam County and was the daughter of the late Mr. Monroe Dawson Moon and the late Mrs. Gertrude Seimore. She was the wife of the late Mr. James Ellis Hawkins.
Family received friends Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Simmons Funeral Home. Services were held Friday, June 2 at 3 p.m. at the Simmons Funeral Home Chapel and Mrs. Hawkins was interred at the Sugar Creek Cemetery, the Rev. Rick Smith presiding.
Mrs. Hawkins is survived by two sons, Mr. William Chester Hawkins, Madison, and Mr. Larry Melvin Hawkins, Madison.; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Louise Lane, Eatonton, Mrs. Mattine Jewett, Deland, Fla. and Mrs. Ann Starnes, Duluth; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Mae Smith, Madison; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Flora Patterson Buice
Mrs. Flora Patterson Buice, 87, of Dade City, Fla. died June 6. She was born in Dawson County, Ga. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Van and Mrs.Bessie Patterson. She lived for many years in Georgia. She was the widow of the late Rev. James Oscar Buice Sr.
Services were held June 9 with Rev. Sidney Bronson and Rev. Rusty Holbrook officiating.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mr.James and Mrs. Mae Buice of Buckhead, Ga; daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Jo Ann and Mr. Curtis Benefield of Dade City Fla. Four granddaughters, Mrs. Debora and Mr. H.A. Edwards of Orlando, Fla; Mrs. Gayle and Mr. Jimmy Holmes, Conyers; Mrs. Jill and Mr. Mark Luciani, Cornelius, NC; Mrs. Joyce and Mr. Marvin Meeks, Dade City. Great-grand children: Summer and Mike Young; Christy Harden of Dade City; Trae and Susanne Holmes of Conyers; Curtis and Charles Arwood of Cornelius, NC.
Sister, Mrs. Dorothy Dilbeck and brother-in-law, Mr. Grady Key of Marietta. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Interment was held at the Chapel Hill Gardens, Dade City, Fla.

Mrs. Deborah Cannon
Mrs. Deborah Cannon, age 35, of Rutledge, died June 4. She is survived by children, Ashley Nichole Cannon and Weston Orren Cannon, Rutledge; mother Mrs. Lynda F. Bell Rutledge; father, Mr. John T. Brandon Sr., Stone Mountain; brother, Mr. John T. Brandon Jr., Social Circle; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Deborah worked for NCO Financial Corporation in Norcross for 13 years as CEO and VP of Operations. She was a Girl Scout leader and member of AQHA.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 8 at Wages & sons Stone Mountain Chapel with the Rev. Steve Schofield officiating. Burial was at Prospect United Methodist Church in Rutledge.

Elle Pernisa Ann Brinkley
Ms. Elle Pernisa Ann Brinkley passed away Wednesday, June 21.
Ms. Brinkley was born August 26, 1965 and was the daughter of the late Earnestine Brinkley Carter and the late Grady Copeland. She was a 1999 graduate of Mercer University; a 1986 graduate of Massey Business College and a 1983 graduate of Morgan County High School.
Brinkley was the City Clerk for the City of Madison.
At an early age she was a member of St. Paul AME Church, and in later years an active members of Calvary Baptist Church.
Ms. Brinkley is survived by a daughter, Precious Ross; three brothers, Koterris Carter, of Madison, Harvey Carter and William Deshay Carter, both of Atlanta; two grandmothers, Ms. Eliza Brinkley and Ms. Mattie Ree Copeland or Madison; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends and associates.
The funeral was held Sunday, June 25 at 5 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Madison.
Jones & Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement.

Boyce Hollis
Boyce Hollis died Saturday, June 24 at Morgan Memorial Hospital. He was 82.
Born Feb. 16, 1918 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Joseph Morgan Hollis and the late Mellie Irene Knight.
He was a building contractor.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Ida Lee Whisnanate Hollis of Rutledge; four sons, Michael Hollis, Greensboro; Gregory Hollis, Rutledge; Selwyn Hollis, Savannah; three daughters, Charlotte Wood, Rutledge; Peggy Moss, Newborn; Pam Pace, Forsyth; two sisters, Marquerite Hillis, Madison; and Hilda Hanes, Conyers; 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday, June 26 at Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church and the Interment was at the Shoal Creek Baptist Cemetery.

Mrs. Margaret Pearson Baldwin
Mrs. Margaret Pearson Baldwin, 91, of Madison, died July 12, 2000 at Athens Regional Hospital. Mrs. Baldwin was the wife of the late Mr. Charles W. Baldwin Sr. and the daughter of the late Mr. Eugene Gray Pearson and the late Mrs. Harriet Wyman.
Mrs. Baldwin was born August 4, 1908 in Bibb County, Ga. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Josephine Deas, of Macon; two sons and their spouses, Mr. Eugene P. and Mrs. Patsy Baldwin Sr. of Madison and Mr. Charles W. and Mrs. Sue Baldwin Jr. of Madison; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Internment was Friday, July 14, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Madison Memorial Park, the Rev. Tom Kerr officiating. Pallbearers were Mr. Eugene P. Baldwin Jr., Mr. Scott H. Baldwin, Mr. Floyd H. Baldwin, Mr. Charles W. Baldwin III, Mr. Timothy R. Ligon and Mr. William B. Chambers.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a donation to Madison United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Beulah Lee Elliott Gaston
Mrs. Beulah Lee Elliott Gaston, 87, formerly of Shady Dale, died Friday morning at the Eatonton Health and Rehab Center.
Mrs. Gaston was a native of Jasper County. Her parents were the late Mr. Edward Henry Elliott and Mrs. Minnie Lee Elliott. She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church. Her husband, Mr. Joe Howard Gaston, and daughter, Ms. Mary Lee Gaston preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Sarah McCullum of Madison, Shirley Lankford and . Henry Gaston, both of Eatonton, and Joe Gaston of Shady Dale; grandchildren, Priscilla Harvey, James Kirk Turner, Tonya Mealor, Charlotte Lankford, Charles Lankford Jr., Jamie Gaston, Jenny Gaston, Chuckie Gaston and Philip Lloyd May; great- grandchildren, Thomas Lee Harvey, Trevon Wade Harvey, Brittany Lauren Harvey, Amber Marie Turner, Austin Alexander Turner, Tiffany Renee Hawk, Ethan Wayne Hawk, Dustin Taylor Gaston and Elizabeth Makayla Reeves; a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren and sister, Mrs. Eulah Durden of Milledgeville.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 16, 2000, at the Providence Baptist Church in Shady Dale with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Mike Willard officiated.
Serving as pallbearers were Mr.Charles Lankford Jr., Mr. James Kirk Turner, Mr. Arthur Davis, Mr. Alvin McMichael, Mr. Bill Lancaster and Mr. Phil Simmons.
Jordan Funeral Home in Monticello was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Winifred Low Bearden
Mrs. Mary Winifred Low Bearden, 86, of Buckhead, died July 13, 2000, in Madison. She was born May 26, 1914, in Warren County, Ga., a daughter and the last surviving child of the late Mr. James Alfred Low and the late Mrs. Minnie Katherine Avery Low, of Buckhead. She attended Georgia State College for Women, the University of Georgia, and the Atlanta Conservatory of Music. Married to Mr. George W. Bearden in 1935, she lived in Pontiac, Mich, until her husband's untimely death in 1949, when she returned to Georgia in 1950 and made her home in the Bethany community with her four young children and her mother, Mrs. J. A. Low. She was a homemaker and also taught music at Buckhead School for several years.
She was a dedicated and active member of Bethany Baptist Church for over 50 years, as well as a charter member of the Senior Center in Madison, and a long-time member of the original Bethany and Fairview Homemaker's Clubs. She had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mary and Frank Eaton and family, for the past 31 years.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 15th, at 11 a.m. at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Duff and the Rev. Charles Gilmore officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethany Church Cemetery. Mrs. Bearden is survived by her four children, Mary and Frank Eaton, Buckhead; Elizabeth and Guy Thurmond, Piedmont, S.C.; Joyce B. Ghallab, Atlanta; and Jim and Carrie Bearden, Alpharetta; nine grandchildren, Curtis and Joyce Eaton, Rome; Martha E. and Sandy Maddox, Cleveland, Tenn.; Franklin Eaton, Gainesville; David Thurmond, Piedmont, S.C.; Janice T. and Bill Higdon, Franklin, Tenn.; Julie T. and David Offutt, Athens, Tenn.; Brandi B. and Brent Reece, Cumming; Mandi Bearden, Charlotte, N.C.; and Meghan Bearden, of Alpharetta, twelve great-grandchildren, Matthew Maddox, Mary Martha Maddox, Michael Higdon, Lisa Higdon, Stephanie Higdon, Christopher Higdon, John Offutt, Katherine Offutt, Rebecca Offutt, Rachel Offutt, Sarah Offutt and Miriam Offutt, loving nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, Gideons International, or Source of Light Ministries International, Inc.

Mrs. Lula Mae Johnston
Mrs. Lula Mae Johnston of Newborn, died July 21, 2000 at Hospitality Care Center. She was 93.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Johnston was the daughter of the late Mr. Rufus A. Cooper and the late Mrs. Leola Jordan. She was the wife of the late Mr. John Howard Johnston, Sr.
Graveside services were held at Pennington Methodist Church, Sunday, July 23, 2000. The Rev. Danny Sorrells officiated.
Mrs. Johnston is survived by two sons, Mr. J.H. Johnston Jr., Newborn, and Mr. Harold E. Johnston of Eatonton; one daughter, Mrs. Joanne Doremus of Newnan; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Adams, Monroe, and Mrs. Margaret Gasper of Social Circle; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Terry Wayne Hudson
Mr. Terry Wayne Hudson of Greensboro died July 24, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital. He was 51.
Mr. Hudson was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Irby Walker Hudson. He is survived by a son, Mr. Brian Hudson Franck of Allen, Texas; a niece, Ms. Carol Holloway of Allen Texas; a nephew, Mr. Mark Hudson of Allen, Texas and a great-nephew, Mr. Jacob Holloway also of Allen, Texas.
Mr. Hudson was a member of First United Methodist Church of Greensboro and a 1967 graduate of Greene County High School. He served in the navy during the Vietnam War and served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet. Mr. Hudson worked as a material handler at the Ivex Packaging Corporation in Madison, Ga. Services were held on Thursday, July 27, 2000 at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro, Ga. The Reverend Dave Sandridge and the Revered Richard Chewning officiated. Mr. Hudson was laid to rest at the Greenview Cemetery.

Ms. Ruth Elsie Christian
Ms. Ruth Elsie Christian Huff, of 3471 Macon Highway died July 26. She was 93.
Survivors include her three daughters, Ms. Alice Pritchett of Farmington, Ms. Louvie Ruark of Bostwick and Ms. Glenda Gabriel of Winterville; four sons, Mr. Vic Huff of Hull, and Mr. Ed Huff, Mr. Joe Huff and Mr. Gene Huff. all of Farmington; a sister, Mrs. Trudy Hooper of Farmington; 21 grandchildren; 31 grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. A native of Madison County, she was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Alice Porterfeild Christian. Ms. Huff was a 73-year resident of Oconee County and was a homemaker. She attended Freeman Baptist Church. Ms. Huff was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Lee H. Huff; a son, Mr. Franklin "Bo" Huff and a daughter, Ms. Hilda Colley. Funeral services were held on Friday at Freeman Creek Baptist Church. Reverend Hoyt Johnson and Charles Giles officiated. She was laid to rest in Farmington Cemetery.

Mrs. Frances Head Stapp
Frances Head stapp, 83, of 192 East Main Street, Rutledge, died July 28, at her home. She was born Spetember 23, 1916, in Walton County, the daughter of Mr. John Frank Head and Mrs. Vallie Crossley Head. In 1933, her family moved to Morgan County, where she met and married her husband of 58 years, Mr. Lamar Stapp. Together, they owned and operated a grocery store in Rutledge for more than 25 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and she was a friend to all who knew her.
Funeral services were held July 30, at Rutledge Methodist Church with the Reverend Jack Gillespie and the Reverend Bonnie Peters officiating. The Reverend Franklin Clark and the Reverend Carter McInnis also assisted. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Head, Glenn Head, Don Hogan, Jerry Stapp, Jimmy Stapp and Jimmy Thompson. Internment was in Rutledge City Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Lamar Stapp; a daughter, Sandra and Mike Moss; two grandsons, Jay Moss and Jason and Jody Moss; two great-grandchildren, Chance Moss and Riley Moss, all of Rutledge; one sister, Mrs. Hubert Stanton of Rutledge; two brothers, Charles M. Head of Rutledge, and Homer A. Head of Monroe; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Bettye Head of Rutledge; and several nieces and nephews.
Simmons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lawrence Broome
Mr. Lawrence Ellis Broome of Washington, Ga., died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital. He was 69. Mr. Broome, a native of Wilkes County, had retired from the Navy and was a veteran of the Korea and Vietnam wars. He was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church. Services were held August 14, 2000, at Greenwood Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with the Revs. Paul Reviere and Seaborn Dell officiating.

Mr. Phillip Carey Dove
Mr. Phillip Carey Dove of Waldo, Florida, died Aug. 25, 2000 at Athens Regional Hospital. He was 29.
A native of Clarke County, Ga., Mr. Dove was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James and Cynthia Dove. He worked as a painter.
Services were held Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000 at Apalachee Methodist Church, with interment at Apalachee Cemetery. The Rev. Ray Jenkins officiated.
Mr. Dove is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Dove, Colbert; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sylvia Cochran McCannon, Athens; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Myrtie Shedd Dove, Colbert; brother, Mr. Jason Daniel Dove, Colbert; companion, Ms. Kathryn Deming, Waldo, Fla.; maternal grandfather, Mr. Bill McCannon, Watkinsville; and one nephew.
Pallbearers were Mr. Mike McBurnett, Mr. Shannon Elder, Mr. Rickey Higginbotham, Mr. Lanier Stephens, Mr. Steve Potter, Mr. Mark Cochran, Mr. Joe Adcock and Mr. Dwain Paraham.

Mr. Jack Leon Hensley
Mr. Jack Leon Hensley of Madison died Aug. 25, 2000 at Morgan Memorial Hospital. He was 72.
A native of Wise Co., Va., Mr. Hensley was the son of the late Mr. John Oliver Hensley Sr. and the late Mrs. Gladys Mullins Hensley. He was the husband of Mrs. Katheryn Guy. A retired staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, Mr. Hensley had worked for Lockheed Aircraft.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 28, 2000 at Buckhead Methodist Church with interment at Eternal Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Bonnie Peters and Dr. Ann Fletcher officiated.
Mr. Hensley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katheryn Hensley, Madison; two sons, Mr. John Gordon Hensley, Madison, and Mr. Jeffre Leon Hensley, Minnesota; one daughter, Mrs. Kim Lowe, McDonough, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs.Edna Schuler, Pennington Gap, Va., and Mrs. Louise Lackey and Mrs.Barbara Lynch, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Mr. Matthew Hensley, Madison, Shawn Hensley, Knoxville, Tenn., Dustin Hensley, Knoxville, Tenn., Misty Tumlin, Hampton, Ga., Chuck Lowe, Chicago, Ila., Tamara Lowe, McDonough, Ga., Jesse Lowe, McDonough, Ga.; and one great-grandchildren, Madison Tumlin, McDonough, Ga.

Mrs. Louise Catherine Ruark
Mrs. Louise Catherine Ruark of Bishop died Aug. 28, 2000 at Morgan Memorial Hospital. She was 85.
A native of Morgan County, Mrs. Ruark was the daughter of the late Mr. William Franklin Peppers and the late Mrs. Zillie Catherine Gilbert Peppers. She was the wife of the late Mr. Wiley A. Ruark and worked in the lunchroom at Morgan County Middle School.
Mrs. Ruark is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Peters, Rutledge, Mrs. Patricia Burnett, Watkinsville, and Mrs. Linda Schwamlein, Canton, Ga.; one son, Mr. James Ruark, Mansfield, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Richardson, Monroe; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Phyllis Jean Fields
Mrs. Phyllis Jean Fields of Newborn died September 4, 2000, at her home. She was 70.
A native of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Fields was the daughter of the late Mr. Roy Andrew Schoonover and the late Mrs. Mabel Peterson Schoonover. She was the wife of Mr. James H. Fields and worked as a homemaker.
Services will be held September 6, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Simmons Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Altavista Cemetery in Gainesville, Ga. The body will lie in state from 10 until 11 a.m. and the Rev. Tom Kerr will officiate.
Mrs. Fields is survived by her husband, Mr. James H. Fields, Newborn; one daughter, Mrs. Deborah F. Proctor, Newborn; one brother, Mr. Donald Schoonover, Spring Lake, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Joan Rowe, Fayetteville, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Ms. Kimberly Anne Proctor, Newborn, and Mr. Brian Carlton Proctor, Madison.

Mrs. Caroline H. Candler Hunt
Mrs. Caroline H. Candler Hunt of Madison died September 5, 2000. She was 81.
A native of Fulton County, Mrs. Hunt was the daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Charles Candler and the late Mrs. Frances Godfrey Candler. She was the wife of the late Mr. Lowry Weyman Hunt and worked as a housewife.
Services are planned for Wednesday, September 6, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Madison with interment at Madison City Cemetery. The Rev. Tom Kerr will officiate.
Mrs. Hunt is survived by two sons, Mr. L.W. Hunt Jr. and Mr. Candler Hunt, both of Madison; one daughter, Mrs. Suellen Sheppard, Covington; one sister, Mrs. Frances Candler Shumway, Madison; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society; the First United Methodist Church Choir Loft Fund, Madison; the Alzheimer's Association and St.Mary's Hospice.

Mr. John William Beckham Sr.
Mr. John William Beckham Sr. of Madison died September 9, 2000 at Morgan Memorial Hospital. He was 85.
A native of Upson County, Ga., Mr. Beckham was the son of the late Mr. George Wesley Beckham and the late Mrs. Henrietta Ella Penn Beckham. He was the husband of Mrs. Rose D. Beckham and was a retired cattle and peach farmer and retired warden for the Morgan County Correctional Institute. Services were held September 11, 2000 at Madison Baptist Church with interment at Madison City Cemetery. Dr. Jim Ross officiated.
Mr. Beckham is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose D. Beckham of Madison; three sons, Mr. Roger W. Beckham and Mr. George Morgan Beckham, both of Madison, and Mr. John (Billy) W. Beckham Jr. of Marietta; one brother, Mr. Moses Beckham of Madison; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Burks of Thomaston and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Suzanne Hattaway Shockley
Mrs. Suzanne Hattaway Shockley, 91, of Apalachee, died Sunday morning following a brief illness.
She was the wife of the (late) Mr. B.A. Shockley of Apalachee and mother of four children, grandmother of eleven and great-grandmother of three.
Additionally, there are five surviving step children and 20 step grandchildren. She was born and raised in High Shoals.
Mrs. Shockley taught music throughout her life following graduation from Brenau College with highest honors in the class of 1932. She edited the student newspaper and yearbook while at Brenau. She taught in grade school for many years and gave music lessons as recently as this month. Her career as a music teacher extended for some 70 years with pupils in Oconee, Morgan and Walton Counties.
A woman of great love, generosity and compassion for her fellow man, she generally found time in an amazingly busy day to do kind deeds for those in special need. Her weekly postcards to those she felt needed caring attention were directed to numerous people and especially the lonely elderly.
Her love for animals, especially dogs and horses, was known by many.
A stray dog showing up at her home in Apalachee received its own food dish twice daily and was given necessary immunization, baths and constant love. There were five such dogs on hand at the time of her death.
An avid gardener, Mrs. Shockley enjoyed trying newly developed plants and shrubs and delighted in those with ancient backgrounds.
She enjoyed antique furniture and rugs, and acquired a significant body of knowledge on both.
Surviving children are Mrs. David T. Smith of St. Simons Island, Mr. John Hattaway Shockley of Apalachee, Mr. Peter Saffold Shockley of Alexandria, Va., and Mr. Joseph Truman Shockley of Marietta. Step children surviving are Mrs. Robert I. Kemp of Marietta, Mr. Hugh H. Shockley of Buford, Mr. Leonard H. Shockley of Atlanta, Mrs. Victor B. Riden of Athens and Mr. Walter Ray Shockley of Winterville. The pallbearers will be her sons and stepsons.
The family requests memorials to Mrs. Shockley be sent to the Apalachee United Methodist Church. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000 with interment at Madison City Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Ann Fletcher officiated. Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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