Retha Nell Briscoe Hendrix, 78, of Tulsa, Okla., slipped away peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Mrs. Hendrix, the daughter of R. S. Briscoe and Josephine Jones Briscoe, lived in Monticello and Madison before the family moved to Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by both her parents and her husband, Walter Hendrix.
David L. “Red” Hitchcock Jr., 83, of Winder died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was the son of the late David L. and Maude Hays Hitchcock.
Curtis McDuffie, 42, of Madison, died January 19, 2009 in Langhorne, Penn. He was born in New York and was the son of the late Ruth Rodgers and Robert McDuffie.
“Welcome to Madison” was Bette Copelan’s mission in serving the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce as Information Specialist for 14 years until her retirement in December of 2008. Bette has been an active member of the Madison community since she moved from Decatur in the fall of 1993.
Weyman Ray James Sr., 71, of Madison died Saturday, January 17, 2009. He was born October 20, 1937 in Morgan County to William C. James Sr. and Willie Nell Narvil James. He married Patricia Barnett of Oconee County and made their home in Madison. He was retired from Hercules, Inc. in Covington. Mr.
Tyrone Bishop, 57, died January 12, 2009. He was born November 28, 1951 to the late Rev. James and Mildred Bishop. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served several terms. He later joined the Merchant Marines as a long shoreman. In 1974 he was united in marriage to Delia H.