Obituaries for May 11, 2017

Scott Bruce
Mr. Edward Scott Bruce, 51, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 1 PM at the family residence, 214 Scuffleboro Road in Eatonton.
Mr. Bruce was a native of Augusta and lived in Gwinnett County before moving to Putnam County five years ago. He was the son of the late Edward Bruce and Katherine Slappley Welch and was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Bruce. He was superintendent of Construction for Hansel & Grainger, LLC.
Survivors include his wife, Mary India Templeton Bruce; a son, Zachary (Lisa) Driver; five grandchildren, Angie, Matt, Ryan, Khristie, and Morgan; a great-grandchild, Brady; a sister, Meg Welch and two brothers, Monty Welch and Jon Welch.
Flowers accepted and for those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Obituaries for May 4, 2017

Christopher Carter
February 2, 1970 - April 26, 2017
Christopher Carter, age 47, of Eatonton, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday April 26, 2017.
Funeral services were private.
Chris was born in Eatonton February 2, 1970 to the late Charles Robert Carter and Mary Carolyn Dennis Carter. He has lived in Eatonton for all of his life, and graduated from Putnam County High School in 1988 as an honor student. He ran track, was a member of the Beta Club and was listed in the Who’s Who of High School Students, and also did weight training. Chris received a B.S. in Biology from Georgia College and State University.
Survivors include two sisters, Linda Rogers (Ernest), Donna Fahey (Michael); a brother, Charles Carter (Suzette), all of Eatonton; his aunts, Glenda Carter and Helen Gregory, all of Eatonton, as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family requests donations be made to The American Heart Association.


Obituary for April 27, 2017

Annette McLeroy Bryant
Annette (Anne) McLeroy Bryant died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday April 19, 2017 at her home in Putnam County.
Memorial services will be at 4pm Saturday, April 29, 2017 at First United Methodist Church with burial following in the McLeroy Family Cemetery after the service.


Obituaries for April 20, 2017

Richard Kelly
January 20, 1929 - April 10, 2017
Richard Kelly, age 88 of Eatonton passed away Monday, April 10, 2017.
Funeral services were Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Vining Ivy Hill with burial in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville.
Richard was born January 20, 1929 in Petersburg, VA to the late Bert Allen and Maxine Kelly. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. He was in law enforcement for 52 years, having been a police officer for the Eatonton Police Dept. for ten years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and camping; and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his loving wife, Naomi Kelly; a son, Richard Kelly (Alicia) of Newnan; two daughters, Michele Merritt (Ken Taylor) of McDonough, and Janet Fugett of Athens; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Obituaries for March 6, 2017

Angel Nicole Burke Barber
Mrs. Angel Nicole Burke Barber, age 38, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop James Deraney officiating.  Interment followed in Baldwin Memorial Gardens.
Angel was a native and lifelong resident of Milledgeville.  She attended Georgia College & State University and owned and operated A & E Properties.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Angel was many things: a precious daughter & granddaughter, beloved sister to her brother, a playful aunt to her two nieces and an amazing friend to so many.  Angel always had a smile and an amazing laugh that would brighten anyone's day!  She had a beautiful spirit and did so much to uplift others.  We are all better people for having known her.


Obituaries for March 30, 2017

Michael Raymond Blanton
May 25, 1954 - March 25, 2017
Michael Raymond Blanton, age 62, of Athens passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Athens.
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Athens with Pastor John Woodall, Dr. Michael D. Shaffer and Pastor Paul Baxley officiating followed by a brief graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery on Atlanta Highway. Pallbearers were JR Allred, John Barrett, Tucker Blount, John Culpepper, Keith Guest, Ricky Lane, Vance Leavy, Don Leebern, Mitch Malcom, Keith Porter, Billy Rivers, Jimmy Rector, Lee Stinchcomb, Danny Thompson and Cary Wood.
Mike Blanton was born in Seattle, Washington to Nila Lou Blanton and Raymond Howard Blanton May 25, 1954 and grew up in Atlanta. Mike earned his BA in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College in 1976. He married his beloved wife, Kelley Pruitt July 25, 1997 in Athens at the Taylor Grady House.


Obituaries for March 23, 2017

Hiram Jackson Bishop,
Mr. Hiram Jackson Bishop, age 91, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017.
Funeral services will be private.
Mr. Bishop was self employed and had retired. He attended Southern Tech and was an Engineer. He loved hunting, fishing, bird dogs, his family and friends. Mr. Bishop was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, William James Bishop and Julia Ellis Bishop.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Mitchell Bishop of Conyers; two sons, Stanley (Andrea) Bishop of Lithonia, Barry (Gail) Bishop of Greensboro; three daughters, Bonita (Jimmy) Long of Eatonton, Cheryl (Deale) Mauldin of Loganville, and Sharon (Alan) Abbott of Conyers, four brothers, Ralph Bishop of Kentucky, William Bishop of Arizona, Joe (Alice) Bishop and Pete Bishop;
10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild and two dogs, Bucky and Jane.


Obituaries for March 16, 2017

Jeannine Malm
February 6, 1936 - March 2, 2017
Jeannine Malm age 81, of Eatonton, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Eatonton Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at 3 p.m., before the service.
Jeannine was born in St. Paul, Minn. on Feb. 6, 1936 to the late Ernest Taylor and Pearl Lesley Taylor. She was a member of Eatonton Presbyterian Church, the Red Hat Society and a member of the Elks Lodge. She enjoyed painting, arts and crafts.


Obituaries for March 9, 2017

Evelyn Brodus “E.B.” Adams, Jr.
December 8, 1948 - February 24, 2017
Mr. Evelyn B. "E. B." Adams, Jr. of 6723 Seven Islands Road, Madison departed this life Friday, February 24, 2017 at his residence.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Eatonton, Dr. Velde Hardy, Pastor, Rev. W. J. Reid, officiated, and Bishop Kenneth D. Jones, eulogist. Interment followed in the Mt. Plaesant Baptist Church cemetery.
Evelyn Brodus “E.B.” Adams, Jr. or “Bro” as he was affectionately known was born December 8, 1948 to the late Evelyn Brodus Adams, Sr. and Parthenia Crawford Adams of Godfrey, Georgia. Upon his confession of faith in Christ, at an early age, he was baptized by the late Rev. F.D. Clark at New Enon Baptist Church in Godfrey.


Obituary for Mar. 2, 2017

Judith R. Parker
Judith R. Parker, age 74, faithful servant of the Lord, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Ingleside Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Mark Hudgins officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.


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