Clifford Daniel (Dan) Floyd
Clifford Daniel (Dan) Floyd, 65, died October 19, 2008. He was born August 6, 1943 in Walton County, Monroe to the late Mr. and Mrs. Horance / Sinnie Floyd Sr.
He loved his family and his church family. He also loved teaching Sunday school, fishing, children, gardening and love giving good advice. He was a great inspiration to many people and a father figure to everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Inez Williams Floyd; five children, David Floyd, Ms. Loretha Floyd, both of Monroe; Mrs. Dalelynthy (Timothy Sr.) Hawkins of Social Circle, Anthony (Monica) Williams, Dwight (Renee) Floyd, all of Monroe; grandchildren, Tiffany Floyd, Desmond Floyd, Blake Hardge, Brandon Smith, Jeremy Hawkins, Timothy Hawkins Jr., Brittany Kirkland, Ashleigh Isaacson, Michael Williams, Jonathan Floyd, Jessica Floyd and Jalen Floyd; great-grandchildren, Justus Robinson and Jayla Ross; two sisters, Ms. Mary Summerour of Detroit, Michigan and Evelyn Lipscomb (James); five brothers, Albert (Evelyn Floyd Sr. of Monroe, Samuel (Bernice) Floyd, Horance Floyd Jr., Isiah (Rhonda) Floyd of Goldsboro, N.C., Horance Floyd of Atlanta, and the late John Henry (Lynette) Floyd.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 23 at Browns Hill Baptist Church in Monroe with the Rev. Rodney A. Lackey Sr. officiating. Interment was in Browns Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Relatives and friends served as flower attendants. Pall bearers were Mike Allen, Lorenzo Millsap, Dennis Smith, Robert Harris, Melvin Brown and Jeff Still. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Gaither and Gary Floyd.
Mapp-Gilmore Pyramid LLC were in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Harold Hawk
Thomas Harold Hawk, 90, died Friday, October 24, 2008. He was born in Morgan County, Georgia on January 30, 1918 and lived in Madison most of his life. He was the son of the late Thomas Oscar and Bessie Adcock Hawk of Morgan County. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Signal Service Corp with General McArthur’s Headquarters in the Pacific Theater. He was a long time employee of Schnadig Corporation’s furniture plant in Madison. Following his retirement with Schnadig he worked part time with the United State Department of Agriculture in North Georgia.
Mr. Hawk was a devoted husband to his beloved wife Eunice, and they were members of First Baptist Church, Madison. His life centered around his wife and family. His wife, Eunice Ashe Hawk, preceded him in death.
Survivors include a son Tom and his wife Beth Hawk of Athens; a daughter Cindy and husband Wayne Lester of Bogart; a sister Ollie Mae Tamplin of Madison; grandchildren, Ashley and her husband Andrew Aiken of San Francisco, California, Tom and his wife Elizabeth Hawk of Atlanta, Harris and his wife Angela Hawk of Charlottesville, Virginia, Elizabeth and her husband Michael Johnson of Watkinsville, and Cynthia and her husband Brad Shepherd of Nashville, Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Frances Aiken and Olivia Aiken of San Francisco, California, Chambless Hawk of Atlanta, Cole Johnson of Watkinsville, and Emory Shepherd of Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral service was held Sunday, October 26 at 3 p.m. at A. E. Carter Funeral Home in Madison with Rev. Jim Ross officiating.
Contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Facility, St. Mary’s Foundation, 1230 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia 30606.
A. E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jonathan Pressly “J.P.” Dyar III
Jonathan Pressly "J. P." Dyar III, 89, of the Greshamville Community died Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital. Born October 27, 1918 in Morgan County in Buckhead, he was the son of the late Clifford Henry Dyar, Sr. and Pattie McWhorter Dyar. He graduated from Greensboro High School in 1935, North Georgia College in 1937 and attended the University of Georgia. In 1945, he married Martha Sue Freeman of Greensboro. He was the owner and operator of a dairy farm, raised beef cattle and was a logger. He was a founding member of the Greene County Farm Bureau, where he served as past president and director and also the Greene County Livestock Association, where he served as president, treasurer and director. He was a past member of the Greene County Board of Education and a former Greene County Tax Assessor. For over 40 years he was the announcer of the Greene County Livestock Rodeo. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Greshamville, where he taught Sunday school. Hewas an avid Braves fan and loved watching his grandchildren play sports at Nathanael Greene Academy.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Sue Freeman Dyar, of the Greshamville Community; three daughters, Susan Dyar of Decatur, Pattie Dyar Gilbert and husband Dwayne of Watkinsville, and Margaret Dyar Patrick and husband Mike of the Greshamville Community; a son, Jonathan Pressly "Jon" Dyar IV and wife Teresa of the Greshamville Community; eight grandchildren, Donna Gilbert Gakstatter and husband Eric, Geri Gilbert Walker and husband James, Kelly Manders and husband Brandon, Pres Dyar and wife Bobbi, Andy Dyar and wife Laura, Clint Patrick and wife Katie, Cody Patrick and wife Joanie and Rachel Patrick; five great grandchildren, Reagan Gakstatter, Bailey Gakstatter, Emma Manders, Jeremy Dyar and Malachi Dyar; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, George M. Dyar Sr., Patrick M. Dyar Sr. and Clifford Henry Dyar Jr.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church of Greshamville with Rev. Mike Pritchett officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Pres Dyar, Andy Dyar, Clint Patrick, Cody Patrick, Brandon Manders, Eric Gakstatter and James Walker. Honorary pallbearers were the Greene County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.
The family requests that memorials be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 Farmington Road, Madison, GA 30650 or the charity of your choice. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, was in charge of arrangements.