Nancy Howell Wages

Nancy Howell Wages, age 82, of Monticello, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018, at her residence.

Nancy Wages was born in Dalton, Georgia to the late Wallace Tilton Howell and Florence Caldwell Howell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Wages; brothers, Alton Tilton “Jerry” Howell and James Robert “Dickie” Howell; and sisters, Betty Jo Allen and Virginia Howell Crow.

Nancy Wages retired from FEMA where she was an administrative assistant for over nine years. She previously worked for over forty years for H M Allen Company. Nancy lived in Jasper County until 1977, then lived in Lithonia until returning to Jasper County in 2007. After moving in with her daughter, Debbie, she enjoyed playing games and Facebook on the computer. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie W. (Jeff) Fuss of Monticello; grandchildren, Nicholas (Shelly) Roper of Covington, Nathan (Shannon) Roper of  Monticello and Mindy (Justin) Anderson  of Newborn; 
great grandchildren, Rylan  Roper, Sydney
 Roper, Hailey Roper, Gracie Roper, 
Maggie  Anderson and Barrette Anderson.. 
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Jeff Davis Andrews

It is with great sadness that the family of Jeff Davis Andrews, of Monticello, announce his passing. He passed away peacefully at his home on February 11, 2018, at the age of 68.

Jeff Andrews was born to the late Earl Arthur Andrews and Mary Wilson Andrews and was raised in Atlanta. He graduated from Marist Academy in Atlanta and attended Auburn University. He retired after twenty-five years of service in the U. S. Navy as a meteorologist/Ice Analyst; and worked ten years for the Shell Oil Company as an Ice Analyst in Anchorage, Alaska.  

He was a devoted grandfather to his six grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Dryden Andrews of Monticello; children, Shannon Andrews of Perryville, Kentucky, Shawn Andrews of Youngsville, North Carolina and Shane Andrews of Monticello; grandchildren, Blake Andrews, Cody Baker, Kaia Baker, Presley Andrews, Deacon Andrews and Cole Andrews; and sister, Monte Andrews of Stone Mountain.

The family will be honoring his wishes with
 a graveside service at Camp Nelson
 Cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky...
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Beverly Ann McElheney Whitehurst

Beverly Ann McElheney Whitehurst was born November 5, 1937, in Monticello, Georgia, and died Thursday, January 4th, 2018, at Abbey Hospice, after a brief illness.
She was the daughter of William Howard and Annabel Waits McElheney. She joined Monticello Methodist Church at an early age. 

She was a graduate of Monticello High School and Georgia State College for Women (GSCW), now Georgia College and State University. While at GSCW she met a Georgia Military College Cadet, Harry Swinson Whitehurst. After his graduation from The University of Georgia, they married in 1962.  They lived in Avondale Estates, Georgia where she was an elementary school teacher in the Dekalb County System. 

After her husband’s death in 1966, she returned to school, earning a Master of Library Science degree from Emory University. She was the consummate librarian, fostering a love of reading through purposeful and creative activities in the library at McLendon Elementary School.  She also became proficient in Braille because at that time, 
the school system transported students 
with impaired vision to her school for 
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Susie Jean Lackey Turner

Susie Jean Lackey Turner, age 56, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle.

Susie Turner was born in Dahlonega, Georgia to the late Dorothy Annie Belle Gaddis Lackey.  Along with her mother, she was preceded in death by her son, Gregory William Holland; and sisters and brother, Joyce Ann Lackey, Idell Lackey, Tiny Debbie Lackey and Billy Lackey.

Susie loved to quilt and spend time with her children and grandchildren.  She was a member of Rutledge Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband of twenty-two years, James H. “Bud” Turner of Madison; daughter, Sheila (Dan) Edge of Monticello; grandchildren, Timber Edge, Mason Edge and Patrick Edge of Monticello; step-children, James Kirk (Meagan) Turner of Watkinsville, Priscilla (Myron) Lowe of Winder and Tonya (Paul) Paschal of Madison; eight step-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, James Lackey of  Eatonton, Geraldine Tatum of Monticello, Betty Lackey of 
Covington and Frank Lackey of Monticello;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Mary Katherine Maeger

Mary Katherine Maeger, age 84, of Monticello, formerly of Acworth, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle.

Mary Maeger was born in Woodstock, Georgia to the late William M. Maeger and Annie Laura Roberts Maeger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John Maeger, William T. Maeger, Richard Maeger; and sister, Sarah Evans.

Mary Maeger retired in 1995, after twenty-five years of service with Royal Insurance Company. She enjoyed working in her yard and playing with her dearly loved fur baby, Abby.

She is survived by her brother, Bart Maeger of Monticello; nieces, Betty Evans (Jack) Elder of Atlanta and Irene Maeger (Billy) Milner of Ellijay; and several great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Cherokee Memorial Park, Canton, GA . 

The family suggests in lieu of flowers 
donations be made to Abbey Hospice 
215 Azalea Court Social Circle, Georgia 
30025.    Read more
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William Prichard Wilson

On January 19, 2018, after a brief battle with pneumonia, William Prichard Wilson, Sr., age 93, eased out of this life so quickly and quietly we almost missed his passing. 

Prichard was born June 14, 1924 in Catlettsburg, Kentucky.  He grew up in Covington, Virginia until the death of his father in 1936.  Times were hard, so Prichard moved shortly after his father’s death to live with his Aunt Jennie and family in Matthews, Georgia.  He graduated from Wrens High School in 1942.  In November of 1944, Prichard enlisted in the Army and served as battalion supply sergeant for thirteen months in the Philippines.  After the war, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at The University of Georgia and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.  From 1951 until 1955, he was an instructor in the supply school at Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA. 

He fell in love with  Mary Maxine Corbitt, and they married on December 27, 1952 in Wrens, Georgia.  They moved many times in their first twenty-one years of marriage, finally settling in Albany, Georgia in 1973.
He began his working career as a teacher,
 but was also a salesman and a small ... 
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Rebecca Elliott Linch

Nancy Rebecca Elliott Linch, age 82, of Eatonton, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at her residence.

Rebecca Linch was born in Machen, Georgia to the late Augustus Miller Elliott and Elizabeth Mon Dunn Elliott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 
her husband, Olton Jasper Linch; four sisters and two brothers.

 She worked as a spinner for Atlantic Cotton Mill for a number of years and joined the Monticello Presbyterian Church at the age of twelve.  

She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Denny (James Sanders) and Shelia Elizabeth (Roy) Burnette of Macon; grandchildren, David Gaskins, Kenneth Denny and Adam Denny; and great grandchildren, Haley Richbourg, Alexia Denny, Riley Gaskins, Rebekha Bucher, Destiny Denny, Trinity Denny, Adam Denny and Trey Denny.





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Connie Mills Law 

Connie Mills Law, age 60, of Covington, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Connie Law was born in Conyers, Georgia and raised in Decatur, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius Lon Mills and Doris Pauline Wilkins Mills of Lithonia, Georgia; daughter, Candice Lanford Williams; and brother, Richard Mills.

She is survived by her husband, William Lewis Law of Covington; children, JoAnna (Brannon) Atkinson of Monticello, Nicholas Law and Scott Law of Covington; grandchildren, Michael Williams, Tyler Peregine, Georgia Donehoo, Evelyn Atkinson and Savannah Atkinson; and sister, Brenda (Loyd) Rogers of Canton.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 16. 2018, at the Chapel of Jordan Funeral Home. Interment will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, February 16, 2018, at Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery,  Glenwood Road, Decatur, Georgia 30032.  

Serving as pallbearers will be Nick Law, Scott
Law, Brannon Atkinson, Tim Wood, Bill
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