Elizabeth June Messer Schoolcraft
Elizabeth June Messer Schoolcraft, 65, of Greshamville died March 10, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Mark I. Messer and Alma Jenkins Messer. She was born March 28, 1942 in Waynesville, N.C. She was fondly called “Pete.”
Mrs. Schoolcraft lived briefly in Social Circle before moving to Greshamville almost 35 years ago. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working in her yard. Her husband, Oris Rocky Schoolcraft, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Gigi Rhoades and husband Steve of Madison, four grandsons, Scott Rhoades and Heather, Tyler Rhoades and Misty, Jessie Rhoades and Jonathan Rhoades; two great-grandchildren, Emma Rhoades and Jordan Rhoades; seven brothers and sisters, Gladys Keller (deceased), Larry Messer (deceased), Lowell Messer, Odessa Powers, Nancy Bryan, Ferris Messer and Oral Messer.
The funeral service was held Thursday, March 13, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of A. E. Carter Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Powers officiating. Interment was at Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
A. E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
John Reeves Fuller Sr.
John Reeves Fuller Sr., 65, died March 19, 2008 in Orlando, Fla. following a year-long battle with cancer. He was born April 28, 1942 to Virginia Reeves Fuller in Madison, where he lived until an adult.
Johnny married Sharon Rash of Orlando in 1966 and began a career in medical sales. In 1970 they returned to Madison and restored his family home on Pine Street where they raised their three children. He was a member of the Morgan County Planning Commission for many years before retiring in 1998 and moving to Orlando.
His wife survives him, along with sons John Reeves Fuller II, of Denver Colo.; Jeffrey Parker Fuller (Kathleen) of Oxford, Miss.; and daughter Stephanie Fuller Stokes (John) of Orlando, Fla.; and seven grandchildren, Maggie of Denver, Sam, Sydney, and Ben of Oxford, and Morgan, Bailey, and Carson of Orlando.
Following cremation a private memorial service will be held for the immediate family.
Patricia Worrell-Waller, 46, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008 in Atlanta. She was born July 4, 1961 in Madison to George R. Worrell Sr. and Callie L. Worrell.
She worked many jobs among them were Ivex Corp, where she worked for 20 years and Bard Mfg. Co. where she worked for three years and also Morgan County Public School System.
She is survived by her mother, Callie L. Worrell, a daughter, Lashonda Worrell, two grandchildren, Jai Quanous and Za Niyah Worrell; brothers, Charlie Worrell Sr., Zangie Worrell Sr., George (Paula) Worrell Jr. and Stanley (Stacy) Worrell Sr; sisters, Mary Ann (Charles) Alexander, Patsy (Willie) Parks, Pauline (Robert) Dorsey, Willie Ann (John) Mathis, Wanda (Benny) Worrell, Mrs. Brenda Howard (Desi), Rev. Alma W. Rivers, Mrs. Julia (Edward) McDanel and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A brother, Ralph Russell Jr. preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Cornerstone Christian Center with Rev. Russell Cash, pastor officiating assisted by Rev. Robert Terrell and Minister Jamel Worrell. Interment was in Fairview City Cemetery.
Flower attendants were her nieces and casket attendants were her nephews.
Jones and Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Nell Kate Robertson Thompson
Nell Kate Robertson Thompson, age 81, of Greensboro, formerly of Tallapoosa, died on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at Willow Run Retirement Home. Born on August 10, 1926 in Haralson County, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Wilson Robertson and Annie Worthy Lyle Robertson. She graduated from Tallapoosa High School and Georgia State University. During her working career she worked as a secretary for Johnson & Johnson-McNeil Laboratories and Edward’s Baking Company. She was cherished by her family and dedicated to her children. She loved to quilt and made several heirlooms that are priceless to her family. As a young adult she was a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Tallapoosa and later was a member of Avondale First Baptist Church for 20 years. Mrs. Thompson had made her home at Willow Run Retirement Home since March of 2007.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil William Thompson, in 1956 and a son, Kenneth Leon "Camo" Thompson. She is survived by a daughter, Pat Walker of Juno Beach, Fla.; two sons, William Michael Thompson and wife Cheri of Buckhead and Robert Steven Thompson and wife Terry of Eatonton; three sisters, Elizabeth Robertson of Eatonton, Anne Van Tassell of Eatonton and Martha Akins of Dahlonega; a brother, Bob Robertson of Carrollton; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro with Rev. Ira McKeever officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Ryan Thompson, Lee Sims, Steven Thompson, Bo Walker and Dusty Walker. The family received friends from 2:30 p.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. Interment Services were held Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery in Tallapoosa. The family requests that memorials be made to Parkinson Research Foundation, Inc., Attention: Michael/Gift Processing, 420 Beach Road, P. O. Box 20256, Sarasota, FL 34276. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, (706) 453-2626, was in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
Rosalyn “Rosie” Rish
Rosalyn “Rosie” Rish Herren, 83, died Thursday, March 20, 2008 after an extended illness. She was born January 27, 1925 in Cuthbert. She lived in Rome and attended Stephens College in Missouri before transferring to the University of Georgia. At UGA she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. After college she worked at Colgate in Atlanta until she met Charlie “Buck” Herren. They married October 17, 1951 and made their home in Madison.
She was a member of Madison Baptist Church and then Madison Episcopal Church of the Advent. She volunteered as a docent for the Madison – Morgan Cultural Center and at Joseph’s Coat.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Benjamin Wallace Rish and Elizabeth Fillingame Rish; her brother Wallace Ronald Rish; and her husband Charlie Clinton Herren.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth “Lisa” Herren Gustafson and two granddaughters, Laura and Megan Gustafson of Keller, Texas.
In lieu of flowers the family request donation to either Joseph’s Coat or the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia.
Funeral service will be held Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Advent. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Interment will follow at Madison Memorial Park.
A. E. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Elliot “Eli” Marett
Robert Elliot “Eli” Marett, three-month-old of Madison, died Monday, March 24, 2008. He was born December 10, 2007 in Athens to Billy and Laura Duffy Marett of Madison.
Eli is survived by his parents and two brothers, William Duffy “Will” Marett and John Finche “Jack” Marett; grandparents, David and Kathy Duffy of Madison, Anna D. Marett of Madison and Robert M. “Bob” Marett of St. Simons; two uncles, Elliot Duffy of Columbus and Robert M. Marett Jr. and Braden of St. Simons; great-grandmother, Bobbye Duffy and three cousins, Robert, Malcolm Marett, Henry Monroe Marett and Emmie Margaret Marett.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at A. E. Carter Funeral Home.
A funeral mass will be held Friday, March 28, at noon at St. James Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Madison Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, send memorials to either St. James Catholic Church or Church of the Advent
A. E. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.