Charles “Chas” Lamar Harris, Jr.
Charles “Chas” Lamar Harris, Jr., age 43 of Monroe, passed away on Aug. 26, 2010. Mr. Harris was born in Winder to Charles and Pat Harris of, Monroe. Survivors include: brother, Chris Harris of Monroe; sister, Hope Conner of Monroe; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m . on Saturday, Aug. 28 at Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Blackmon officiating. Interment will follow in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Dated September 1, 2010
Ethel Johnson Stephens
Ethel Johnson Stephens, 80, of Bogart, formerly of Monroe, died Aug. 25, 2010. She was born on Nov. 18, 1929 to the late Vera Eugene and Mable Kinsey Johnson. She was preceded in death by her sisters: the late Barbara Bumgarner, the late Gladys McMahan; brothers: the late Fred Johnson, the late Junior Johnson, the late James Johnson, and the late Paul Johnson. In her early years, she worked at the New Mill in Monroe. She was retired from George Walton Academy. In 1946, she married the love of her life, Lamar Harold Stephens to whom she has been married for 64 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Sara Keheley of Smyrna, Ga. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Carolyn Stephens of Athens, GA and a daughter and son-in-law: Janice and Ricky Hardigree of Bogart. Also left to cherish her memory are five grandchildren and their spouses, Larry and Renee Stephens, Scott Stephens, Angela and Trey Timmons, Amy and Scott Aycock, Adam and Jill Hardigree.
September 1, 2010
Hildred Morris Smith
Hildred Morris Smith age 90, of Walnut Grove, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Great Oaks Assisted Living in Monroe, GA. Born on Sept. 8, 1919, Hildred was the daughter of the late Wilbur Samuel and Ettie Wheeler Morris of Lyons, GA. She studied voice at the University of Georgia and Sang with the UGA Glee Club at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. Hildred was employed by the U. S. Government for thirty-two years before retiring in 1981. During World War II, she worked for what was then the Civil Aeronautics Administration as an air traffic controller in West Palm Beach, FL. She worked for other agencies as an administrative assistant, including the Department of Agriculture, and the former Department of Health, Education & Welfare. Hildred was the widow of Marion Lee Smith of Walnut Grove, who died in 2001. She was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church where she worked, studied and served in many capacities throughout her life. Survivors include one daughter, Marian Smith Multer, and her Husband Tom of Westminster, SC; one son, Morris L. Smith and his wife Fay, of Monroe. She has four grandchildren, Dana Briscoe Brown of Athens, Charles K. Briscoe of Columbus, Clayton T. Multer of Greenville, SC, and William F. Simpson, Jr.. of Kingwood, TX. She was blessed with eight great-grandchildren, Ella, Isela and Wynter Brown of Athens, John Pope and Charles Briscoe of Columbus, Jackson Multer of Greenville, SC, and Emma and Connor Simpson of Kingwood, TX. Two sisters.
September 1, 2010
Kathleen Margaret Carroll Wright
Kathleen Margaret Carroll Wright, age 82, of Monroe, Georgia, formerly of Stockport, England, formerly of Rutherfordton, NC, formerly of Hampstead, NC, went to be with God on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Carroll and Margaret Callen Carroll; and infant daughter, Collette. Mrs. Wright is survived by her husband of more than 62 years, Gentry Wright; brother, Keith James Carroll of Stockport, England; son, James Keith Wright of Hampstead North Carolina; daughter, Chantal Parker of Cartersville Georgia; and daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Flannery-Alderman and John Alderman of Walnut Grove, Georgia. She is also survived by grandchildren, Kathleen McNeil of North Carolina; Katie Mae Poore of Woodstock and Gentry Parker of Cartersville. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren. Kathleen grew up in Stockport, England during WWII, singing and dancing onstage in her youth. As a young teen she served in the British ARP (Air Raid Precaution), riding her bike through the neighborhood to warn of air raids, get people indoors, and notify for blackouts. One time an incendiary bomb landed only a few feet behind her as she pedaled up Naples Road, spreading flames and almost burning an elderly neighbor. Kathleen served in the British Land Army as a young adult, working on an area dairy farm. Kathleen and Gentry met at Christmas time in 1947, when Gentry, serving in the American Army Occupation of Germany, went to Stockport to be best man at the wedding of one of Kathleen’s friends. It was love at first sight, and they wed on June 19, 1948. Thereafter, Kathleen was frequently and fondly referred to as Gentry’s WWII souvenir. Kathleen overcame many hardships in her life, including severe poverty, and the loss of a child, but never quite overcame basic fears developed as a child being raised in a war-torn nation. In 1967, Kathleen received a letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service stating that she might be deported because she had not completed her annual registration as a military spouse. Kathleen wrote them back stating that while her husband was deployed overseas in Vietnam, she was busy raising a family, working a full time job, and maintaining the home. She added that she was so busy, she’d forgotten she wasn’t an American citizen. She became a naturalized citizen of this country in 1968.
September 1, 2010
Dorothy Sidwell Jones
Dorothy Sidwell Jones, age 90 of Marietta, died on August 24, 2010. Shewas born on Dec. 19, 1919 in Apalachee, GA to the late John Thomas Sidwell and the late Stella Thompson Sidwell. She was preceded in death by her husbands, the late Willie Frank McRee and the late Horace Jones. Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Jane and John Vincenzi of Marietta; sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Priscilla McRee of Sumter, SC, Ned and Paula Jones of Cullen, AL; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Thursday Aug. 26th at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Cagle officiating. Interment followed at Apalachee City Cemetery. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Dated August 29, 2010
Randy Martin Feagin
Randy Martin Feagin, age 62 of Social Circle, died on Aug. 23, 2010. He was born in Monroe on July 7, 1948 to Fred Randolph Feagin and the late Sybil LaRue Martin Feagin. Surviving are: son, Paul Feagin of Social Circle; and father: Fred Feagin of Social Circle. Funeral Services were held on Thursday Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with the Rev. Brant Callaway and the Rev. W.C. Tribble officiating. Interment followed at Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Dated August 29, 2010
Frederick Strudwick Cates, Jr.
Former Hillsborough, NC mayor, Frederick Strudwick Cates, Jr., passed away Aug. 22, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Cates, a seventh-generation resident of Orange County, was born in Hillsborough, NC on Jan. 16, 1927. His parents were Frederick Strudwick Cates, Sr, and his wife Virginia Riley Cates originally from Keytesville, Missouri. Elizabeth "Lib" Thomas Cates, formerly of Carthage, predeceased him in death in 2006. The Frederick S. Cates, Sr. family had been engaged in farming and business in Hillsborough for several generations. Fred Cates, Jr. was the third child of four born to Frederick and Virginia. He was affectionately called "Boy" throughout his childhood and to this day his nieces and nephews call him "Uncle Boy." He was educated in the Hillsborough school system graduating from Hillsborough High School. Mr. Cates entered Clemson University as a pre-engineering student. While at Clemson, he was a member of the Army Specialized Training Program. He was called to duty and became an Army Corporal stationed on Kwajalein Island during World War II, serving as an Army airplane mechanic. When his duty was completed, he was honorably discharged earning a Victory Medal. After returning to Hillsborough, he enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Business Administration. While he was attending UNC,he met and fell in love with his wife Elizabeth Taylor Thomas, of Carthage, on the steps of Spencer dormitory. He often said that when he met Elizabeth, "this is when my life began." After graduating from Carolina, Mr. Cates married his beloved "Lib" and they lived in Hillsborough, where he operated family businesses, the Gem Theater in West Hillsborough and the Hickory House Restaurant in town while Lib taught history at Aycock High School in Cedar Grove. They lived in a small farm house he remodeled on the Cates family farm which is now the Occoneechee Mountain State Park. He often remarked on the beauty of the mountain laurel and rhododendron that blooms in the spring. His father owned the mountain and farmland, and he remembered it well from when he was a young boy. Fred started building houses and became a successful developer winning a contract to build post office buildings throughout the state. He was able to purchase back the home his father had built in Hillsborough which had been sold to the town doctor. He and Lib reared five daughters there. While raising his family, he became involved in government and the community. His father instilled in him the importance of voting and becoming an effective public servant. As a lifelong democrat, he held virtually every office in the Democratic Party from the precinct level to membership on the North Carolina Democratic Executive Committee. He was past-president of the Orange County YDC and because of his service, he was a nominee for the Outstanding Young Democrat of North Carolina in 1960. Mr. Cates continued to be an active member in the Orange County Democratic Party serving as the campaign manager for John F. Kennedy in Orange County. Governor Dan K. Moore appointed Mr. Cates to the North Carolina Prison Commission in 1965. He served on that board until he was elected Mayor of Hillsborough in May of 1967. He served Hillsborough for 16 years.
August 29, 2010
Jerry Lee Guthrie
Jerry Lee Guthrie, age 60 of Monroe, died on Aug. 19, 2010. He was born in Athens, Alabama on March 5, 1950 to the late Calvin Maples Guthrie and the late Irine Reece Guthrie. Surviving: daughter, Angela Guthrie Forbes of Dexter; sisters, Bobbie Nowling of Dublin, Ann Hutcheson of Vidalia, and Betty Jo Parrish of Vidalia; brothers, W.D. Guthrie of Vidalia, Larry Dean Guthrie of Monroe, Harold Guthrie of Monroe, and Curtis Guthrie of Dublin. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. of Monroe, GA
Dated August 29, 2010
Mary Long of Monroe passed away on Aug. 20, 2010. A Memorial Service will be held on Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. at St. Albans Episcopal Church in Monroe with the Rev. Brent Owens officiating. Mrs. Long was a homemaker and mother of four. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Robert Long, and by their sons, Thomas and Charles. She is survived by her children Kathryn Gilbert and William Long; her sister, Allene Palmer and by her five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Albans Episcopal Church, PO Box 655, 210 North Broad St., Monroe, Ga 30655, phone 770-267-2893, or to Children ‘s Healthcare of Atlanta, 1687 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, Ga 30329, 404-785-GIVE.
Dated August 29, 2010
Frank Baccus, age 102 of Monroe, passed away Aug. 21, 2010. Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Christian Church with the Rev. Kader White and Dr. Gene Acuff officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Baccus was a mason and a member of Woodmen of the World for 75 years. He was also a member of 75 years and deacon of 50 years at Mt. Vernon Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie Coker Baccus, who died in 1984. He is survived by his daughter, Peggy Smith of Monroe; granddaughter, Dana Haggas of Decatur; grandson, Stan Smith of Monroe; great-grandchildren, Addie Haggas and Christopher Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Mt. Vernon Christian Church, P.O. Box 787, Monroe, GA 30655. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe,. was in charge of the arrangements.
Dated August 25, 2010
John McDaniel, age 69 of Monroe, passed away Aug. 22, 2010. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Yancey, the Rev. Frankie Green and the Rev. Mike Farmer officiating. Interment followed at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Bethlehem. He is survived by his wife, Louise McDaniel; children, Mary and Bill Rooks of Dacula, Pat and Chris Taylor of Monroe; sisters, Ruby Walls of Dacula, Rachel Cromer of Winder, Imogene Smith of Rutledge; three grandchildren, Lindsay Rooks, McKayla Taylor and Dakota Taylor. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe, was in charge of the arrangements.
Dated August 25, 2010
August 25, 2010
Bob Smith, 68, of Walnut Grove, passed away on Monday, Aug. 16, at Emory Eastside Medical Center surrounded by his family. Masonic Memorial Service was held 1 pm, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 in the Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville. Bob was born on Sept. 24, 1941, in Ailey, GA. Bob served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Philologia Masonic Lodge No. 178 and Gleaner Chapter #347 Order of the Eastern Star. Bob is survived by his wife of 26 years, Gaye Nan (Gardiner) Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda (Smith) and Jay Fabra, McDonough; Angela (Smith) Johnson, Guntersville, AL.; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Veronica (Ramsey) and Sean Graham-White, LaGrange IL; Virginia (Ramsey) and Darrell Burgan, Frisco TX; Valerie (Ramsey) and Richard Hicks, Oxford; his grandchildren, John, Keri, and Christopher Everett Fabra, Cory Graves, Ryan White, Payton Belcher, Ian Graham-White, Grace, Claire and Bryce Burgan; and his sisters, Livonia (Smith) Black and Margaret (Smith) Jones.
August 22, 2010
Doris Llewellyn Brown Buckner, 79, of Monroe died on August 14, 2010. She was born on May 17, 1931 in West Palm Beach, FL to the late Octavia Vivian Pope Brown who passed away when Doris was 3 yrs old, and the late William Michael Brown. The late Tottie Rediford Brown raised her from age 3. Doris was preceded in death by brothers, David, Jay and Cary Brown. Surviving are husband, Glen T. Buckner of Monroe; children and spouses, Lynne and the late Ronald Selim of Peoria, AZ, Glen and Naiyana Buckner Jr. of Farmington, UT, Michael and Yoko Buckner of Palo Alto, CA, Kenneth and Lori Buckner of Loganville, Walter Buckner of Castro Valley, CA, Paula and Paul Mahedy of Loganville, and C’less and Joseph Galbreath of Monroe; siblings, William Brown of Altoona, UT, Michael Brown of Perry, FL, Ranae Blitch of Perry, FL, Larry Brown of Apex, NC, Jack Brown of Perry, FL; 23 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were Aug. 19th, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Monroe, Georgia. Internment followed at Westlawn Cemetery, also in Monroe.