Obituary Information

Betty Malcom
Betty Jewell Malcom, age 83, of Good Hope, died on February 22, 2017. She was born in Walton County on January 22, 1934 to the late Ruby Ernestine Wood Dalton and the late Charlie Thomas Dalton. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late John William (Billy Gus) Malcom, Jr.; sister, the late Edna Mae Roberts; and brother, the late Charles Mandford Dalton. Surviving are: son and daughter in law, William and Mary Malcom of Good Hope; sisters and brothers in law, Sue and Randy Witcher, Dorothy and John O'Kelley, Carol and Cliff Coker, Jane and Truman Robison, Marie and Larry Wilkerson; brothers and sisters in law, Bobby and Myrtle Dalton, Douglas and Barbara Dalton, Tommy Dalton; grandchildren, Cody Malcom, Brittany Malcom, Kelsey Malcom; and 4 great grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00 am at Good Hope Christian Church with Rev. Doyle Wallace officiating. Interment will follow at Good Hope Christian Church Cemetery. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com.
Kevin Watkins
Kevin Donald Watkins, age 54, of Monroe, died on February 22, 2017. He was born in Walton County on November 11, 1962 to the late Ruthleen Burrell Watkin, and the late James Michael Watkins. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Watkins of Monroe; son and daughter in law, Kyle and Sandra Watkins of Monroe; sister and brother in law, Donna and Terry Coleman of Monroe; brother and sister in law, Brian and Linda Watkins of Griffin; and grandson, Karter Watkins. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Durden officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com.
Clifford Steven Angel
Clifford Steven Angel, age 63, of Bishop, died on February 18, 2017. He was born in Pickens County, GA on January 4, 1954 to the late Jean Stone Angel and the late Clifford Angel, Sr. He was preceded in death by his sister, the late Dorothy Mae Angel; brothers, the late David Angel and the late James Angel. He is survived by his wife, Rhinda Angel of Bishop; daughters and son-in-law, Lisa Michelle Whitley of Canton, GA and Brandi and Adam Harris of Winder, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Michele Whitley of Monroe, GA; sister, Mildred Hawbaker of Monroe, GA; brother, Bruce Angel of Rutledge, GA; grandchildren, Chris and Niki Lemmonds, Noah Lawson, Bailey Armistead, Christopher and Alaina Gordon; great grandchildren, Conner and Caroline Lemmonds. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Allen McCannon
No obituary available
Charles and Bettie Bryant
CHARLES EDWARD BRYANT, Sr, age 86, of Good Hope, died on February 8, 2017. He was born in Grayson, GA on July 27, 1930 to the late Irene Blasingame Bryant and the late Jasper Lawson Bryant. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Bettie Bryant; sons, the late Charles Eddie Bryant, and the late Myron Bryant, and grandson, the late Zachary Malcom Bryant. He is survived by his sons and daughters in law, Kerry and Catherine Bryant, Keith and Tracy Bryant; sister, Dorothy B. Malcom; brother and sister in law, Thomas and Ann Bryant; 8 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Brant Calloway officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. BETTIE BRYANT, age 84, of Good Hope, died on February 8, 2017. She was born in Decatur, GA on February 11, 1932 to the late Bunny Boyce Gattis and the late James Gleaton Gattis, Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Charles Bryant; sons, the late Charles Eddie Bryant, and the late Myron Bryant; and grandson, the late Zachary Malcom Bryant. She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Kerry and Catherine Bryant, Keith and Tracy Bryant; sister, Charolette Gattis; 8 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Brant Calloway officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Lucille Barker
Lucille Astin Barker, age 92, of Monroe, died on February 9, 2017. She was born in Monroe on September 3, 1924 to the late John Thomas Astin and the late Ruby Mae Lane. Mrs. Barker was preceded in death by her husband, the late Thomas Jefferson Barker. Surviving are: nieces and nephews, Eleanor and Charles Harwell, Kenneth and Laurie Smith, Sr; great nieces and great nephews, Lynn and Ronnie Maynard, Michele Harris, Clifton and Leann Harwell, Kenneth and Amanda Smith, Jr; several great great nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home. Interment followed at Social Circle City Cemetery. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com.
Evelyn "Dean" Henson
Gladys Evelyn "Dean" Henson, age 72, of Bostwick, died on February 7, 2017. She was born in Morgan County on March 13, 1944 to the late Tannie Mae Brown Maughon and the late George Anderson Maughon. She is survived by her husband, Larry Henson of Bostwick; daughter and son in law, Teresa and Greg Bates; sons, Neal Henson and Tony Henson; grandchildren, Courtney Bates, Renae Henson, Summer Bates, Kyle Phillips, Anthony Henson, Bobby Henson; great grandson, James Thomas Phillips. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Lonnie Black and Rev. Frankie Green officiating. Interment will follow at Westbrook Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Tony Dire
Tony Norris Dire Tony Norris Dire, age 69 of Monroe, died on February 4, 2017. Tony was survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Shana Edwards of Hogansville, Ga, Kimberly Dawn Camp and James Camp of Monroe; sons and daughter-in-law, Christopher Scott Dire of Hogansville, GA, Tony Norris Dire Jr. and Hannah Dire of Monroe; sisters, June Needham of the Youth community in Walton County, Joanne Reed of Loganville, Alice Hogan of Snellville, Faye Witcher of Monroe; brothers, Jimmy Dire of Monroe, Grady Dire of Monroe; sixteen wonderful grandchildren and two precious great grandchildren. Tony, the son of the late James William Dire and the late Sue Eleanor Dire was preceded in death by his wife, the late Deborah Dire; sisters, the late Evelyn Byrd, the late Carol Byrd, the late Joyce Doggett; brothers, the late Ed Dire, the late Jerry Dire, the late Sonny Dire, and the late Franklin Dire. A memorial service was held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home. Please sign the guest book online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Cheryl Ann Meeler
Cheryl Ann Meeler, age 59 of Good Hope, died on February 6, 2017. She was born in Monroe on June 29, 1957 to the late William Cofield and Ruth Trantham Brewer of Monroe. Mrs. Meeler was preceded in death by her brother, the late Joey Cofield. She served her community by safely monitoring special needs children to and from school on the school bus of Walton County Public Schools. The love she had for the children was always evident in her dedication to their protection. Surviving members of the family are; spouse, Daniel Meeler of Good Hope; daughter and friend, Abby Ann Meeler and Wayne Toney of Good Hope; son, Andrew Daniel Meeler of Good Hope; sister, Vickie Cofield of Monroe; grandchildren, Keely Lynn Meeler, Hannah Nicole Meeler, Emily Grace Meeler, and Landon Meeler. A funeral service was held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home. Interment followed at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com
Christine Brown
Christine Brown Christine Hanson Brown, age 84, of Rutledge, died on February 1, 2017. She was born in Morgan County on November 18, 1932 to the late Lena Mae Peters Hanson and the late John Lynard Hanson. She was preceded in death by her daughter, the late Judy Brown, and son in law, the late Donald Joe Brown. She is survived by her husband, George Brown; daughters and son in law, Jane Brown of Hillsboro, Laura and Rodney Whitaker of Rutledge; sisters, Dorothy Dillard of Snellville, Ruby Little of Bishop, Frances Little of Rutledge; brother, Ronald Hanson of Rutledge; 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. A funeral service was held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Jones officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Henry Eugene Patat
Henry Eugene Patat, 88, of Gratis, died Monday, January 30, 2017. He was born on June 14, 1928, to Fred Patat and Ruby Irene Patat. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings; Carrie McGraw, Mary Montgomery, Ruth Lord, Fred Patat and Buck Patat. Mr. Patat was a veteran, proudly serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired farmer. He was a member and Elder Emeritus of Hebron Christian Church in Winder, GA. Surviving family members include his wife, Jean Sims Patat of Gratis; daughter, Cindy Hall of Gratis; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Cindy Patat of Gratis; sister, Ann Cooper of Nicholson, GA. He is also survived by his five grandchildren; Reid McDaniel, Michael Patat, Marisol Maddox, Jill Chambers, and Angie Stovall; and 10 great-grandchildren, Cooper and Charli McDaniel, Rebecca, Kaitlin, and Conner Maddox, Alex and Abagail Stovall, Ava and Amelia Patat and Charlie Rose Chambers. Many nieces and nephews also are surviving family members. A visitation and funeral was held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Hebron Christian Church. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Tommy Jack Anderson
Tommy Jack Anderson, age 61, of Buckhead, died on January 29, 2017. He was born in Bostwick, GA on June 25, 1955 to Ruby Tumlin Anderson, and the late Jack Howard Anderson. He was preceded in death by his brother, the late Bobby Anderson. Surviving are: wife, Linda Anderson of Buckhead; mother, Ruby Anderson of Monroe; daughter and son in law, Renee and Ron Edge of Monroe; son and daughter in law, Thomas and Carrie Anderson of Watkinsville; sister, Patricia Shelton of Rutledge; brother, Howard Anderson of Winder; and 4 grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral home. Interment followed at Center Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com
Tony Hall
Tony Sydney Hall, age 78, of Monroe, passed away on January 23, 2017. He was born in Gwinnett County on February 21, 1938 to the late Montine Moulder Hall and the late Edgar William Hall. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Farmer Hall of Monroe; daughter and son in law, Donna and Preston Loggins of Conyers; sons and daughter in law, Grail and Miram Hall of Oxford, Lynn Hall and Tempie Tyson of Bethlehem; 8 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 27th at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy Armstead and Rev. Ikey Loggins officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com
Lamar Stephens
Lamar Harold Stephens, 91 of Bogart, Georgia died peacefully at home on Sunday, January 22, 2017. He was born in Eatonton, Georgia on February 20, 1925 to the late Thomas and Julia Baxter Stephens. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Ethel Johnson Stephens, on August 25, 2010. They were married for 64 wonderful years. Between 1943-1946, he served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, and was in the Normandy Invasion. After his military service, he worked at the Cotton Mills in Monroe, Orkin Exterminators, and retired from Hercules, Inc.. He was preceded in death by all his brothers and sisters; J.T. Stephens, Roy Stephens, Homer Stephens, Freck Stephens, Rip Stephens, Bill Stephens, Julius Stephens, baby boy Stephens, Lillian S. Herring, Velma S. Malcom, Martha S. Herring, and Eva Mae Stephens. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Larry & Carolyn Stephens of Athens, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Janice & Ricky Hardigree of Bogart, Georgia. Grandchildren, Larry & Renee Stephens, Scott Stephens, Amy & Scott Aycock, Angela Timmons, and Adam & Jill Hardigree. Great-grandchildren, Jake Maddie & Jack Timmons, Camden & Ashton Aycock, Emma Stephens, Rylee & Tori Stephens, Blaise & Brooks Hardigree. The family would like to thank Charlene Bailey & Cynthia Smith for the care they provided over the years, as well as, ResCare & Homestead Hospice. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe. The funeral will be held following visitation at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Cemetery in Monroe.
Bob Adams Hale
Bob Adams Hale, 91, of Monroe, GA, died Saturday, January 21, 2017. He was born in Walton County, GA on December 20, 1925, to the late Euphratus Lee Hale and the late Pearl Mitchell Hale. He was preceded in death by his brother, the late Euphratus Lee Hale, Jr. Mr. Hale was a veteran, proudly serving in the United States Army during World War II. He was retired from the Independent Life Insurance Company where he worked for 34 years. He was a member of Walker Baptist Church and grew up going to Center Hill Baptist church. Mr. Hale was very active in community service. He was a past member of the Walton County Hospital Board and the Walton Electric Trust Board. He also volunteered at F.I.S.H. (Faith In Serving Humanity) for many years. Mr. Hale is survived by his wife, Betty Moon Hale; daughter, Susan Winter of Monroe; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sheryl Hale of Monroe; sisters, Joann Toney of Winder and Dean Impeciato of Braselton; brothers, Charles and Jean Hale of McDonough and Gerald and Pat Hale of Monroe. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren; Beth Franks and her husband Adam, Adam Winter and his wife Candace, Laura Murphy and her husband Patrick, Allison LaRue and her husband Michael; 5 great grandchildren, Julia and Kaylee Winter, Connor and Nolan Murphy, and Mallory LaRue. Many nieces and nephews also survive. A visitation was held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Meadows Funeral Home. A funeral service was held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Center Hill Baptist Church in Gratis. Interment followed at Center Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to F.I.S.H. online at www.fishofwalton.info or by mail to F.I.S.H. at PO Box 1838 Monroe, GA 30655. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com
Arnold Baker
Arnold Baker, 83, of Monroe, GA, died Friday, January 20, 2017. He was born in Barrow County, GA on November 10, 1933, to the late William Grady Baker and the late Mary Gauntt Baker. He was preceded in death by his son, the late Joe Baker; brothers, the late Coleman Baker, the late Herman Baker, the late Lawrence Baker and the late Douglas Baker. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Carolyn Louise Baker; sons and daughter-in-law, Rick and Peggy Baker of Monroe and Chris Baker of Monroe; brother, Jerry Baker of Blue Ridge, GA; granddaughter, Ashley Baker of Athens, GA. A visitation was held on Saturday January 21, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Meadows Funeral Home. A funeral service was held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home. Interment followed at Westlawn Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com
Carolyn Goodwin
Carolyn Ann Preston Goodwin, 91, of Birmingham, AL, died Sunday, January 15, 2017. She was born in Monroe, GA on October 17, 1925, to the late Nimmie Louise Preston and Archie Barrett Preston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edwin Goodwin, Jr; and by her brother, the late Joseph Nimrod Preston. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Goodwin Weldon of Hoschton, GA; her son, Robert Edwin Goodwin III, of Birmingham; her sisters, Nancy Preston Head of Millen, her sister, Winifred Preston Thomas of Athens; 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one step great grandson, and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 pm at Meadows Funeral Home. A Graveside service will follow at 1:30pm at Rest Haven Cemetery with Rev. Dane Wagner officiating. She was a Red Cross Hospital Auxiliary volunteer for many years. She was a member of the Elijah Clarke Chapter, National Society, Daughter of the American Revolution, Athens, GA. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Monroe First United Methodist Church at 400 South Broad Street Monroe, GA 30655. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Charles Eugene Peters
Charles Eugene Peters, age 85, of Social Circle, died on January 14, 2017. He was born in Jersey, GA on April 15, 1931 to the late Mary Adcock Peters and the late Walter Peters. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Sara Studdard Peters; sisters, the late Lounelle Ashe, the late Ollie Peters, the late Cassie McConnell; brothers, the late Preston Peters, the late Elmer Peters, the late Holland Peters, and the late Hoyt Peters. Surviving are: daughters and sons in law, Lisa and Butch Priddy of Loganville, Melanie and Butch Wood of Stone Mountain; grandchildren, Beth Priddy-Shotwell, Thomas Priddy, Adam Priddy, James Priddy, Aaron Miller, Luke Miller; and 5 great grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Mamie Peppers
Mamie Scoggins Peppers Mamie Lee Peppers, age 85, of Good Hope, died on January 16, 2017. She was born in Pickens County on August 2, 1931 to the late Julie Ann Young Stone and the late Lee Onice Stone. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late William Dewitt Peppers. Surviving are: daughter, Phyllis Poole of Bostwick; sisters Myrtle Ann Broach, Louise Angel, Dolly Henson; brothers, Buford Stone, Edward Stone, B.H. Stone, D.W. Stone; grandchildren, Chris and Brittany; great grandson, Colt. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home. Interment followed at Bostwick City Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Saundra "Sandy" Allman
Saundra Allman Saundra Allman, age 74 of Monroe, died on January 12, 2017. She was born in Seymour, IN on December 17, 1942 to Alfred Linne and Bonnie Johnson Linne. Mrs. Allman was preceded in death by her husband, the late Richard L. Allman; sons, the late Richard Allman, Jr. and Ryan Allman; grandson, the late PFC Daniel Joseph Allman, II; and brother, Daniel "Dan" Linne. Surviving members of the family are; daughters, Teresa Aaron of Monroe, Julie Mitchell of Monroe, Bonnie Rogers of Monroe; sons, Daniel Allman of Monroe, John Allman of Monroe, Bruce "Andy" Allman of Monroe; 16 wonderful grandchildren and 22 precious great grandchildren. A Rosary Service will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Meadows Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Anna's Catholic Church, with Father Daniel Toof officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com
Dennis Lynch
Cleven Dennis Lynch, age 69, of Monroe, died on January 13, 2017. He was born in Monroe on December 19, 1947 to the late Eva Mae Lynch and the late Jesse Paul Lynch. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dinah Lynch; son, the late Micah Shamir; brothers, the late Paul Lynch, Cecil Lynch, Joe Lynch, Robert Lynch, and Carlton Lynch. He is survived by his daughters, Shannon Underwood of Monroe, Staci Ware of Monroe, and Whitney Duggar of Monroe; sons and daughter-in-law, Shane and Wanda Lynch of Monroe and Jonathan Duggar of Monroe; sisters and brother-in-law, Judy Carrier of Social Circle, Mary and Jack Scroggs of Monroe, and Margaret Pearson of Monroe; thirteen precious grandchildren and three wonderful great grandchildren. A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Durden officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Van Coey Kitchens
Van Coey Kitchens, 69, passed away January 14, 2017. He was born December 1, 1947. He was preceded in death by his father, Earnest Coey (Bill) Kitchens; his mother, Lorena Huff Kitchens; niece, Connie Armour James; and great nephew, Ashley James. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Scarlett Epperson Kitchens; son, Chris Kitchens, daughter in law, Margarette Bates Kitchens; granddaughter, Suzanne Kitchens; sister, Gloria Kitchens Armour; brother in law, Max Armour; niece, Donna Armour (Brad) Gray; and nephew, Kevin Armour. Also many in laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, extended family and friends; especially the 556th LMC(DS) "Band of Brothers." After serving in the Army from 1967-1969, Van returned to civilian life and worked in the auto mechanics field until he went to work in the auto parts department. He then went to work at Johns Mannville in Winder, GA from 1978-1990 when he was retired due to company downsizing. He later helped open the Auto Zone Parts Store in Monroe as an Assistant Manager, and worked there until his health declined. In 2002 he began an online search for men he had served with in 1968-1969 while stationed in Kanchanaburi, Thailand with the 556th LMC(DS) Unit. Once he found the first one, the connections continued and grew into what is now an annual reunion of the 556th LMC(DS) "Band of Brothers." They gather in different parts of the U.S. each July, with members gathering from all parts of the U.S. Van and Scarlett hosted the 2006 reunion in Savannah, GA. Van was even bestowed the title of an Honorary Kentucky Colonel for being instrumental in getting the reunions started by reaching out and making the first contact. Van looked forward each summer to the reunions until his health no longer allowed him to travel. Van was a quiet family man who loved and married his high school sweetheart. They raised one son, who married, and they gifted him with a granddaughter who stole his heart. Van was also known for his quick wit and his love of the outdoors. Depending on the season, he could be found hunting or fishing. A private graveside service was held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the First Baptist Church of Monroe Music Department at P.O. Box 351, Monroe, GA 30655-0351, or call 770-267-5904. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com.
Annette Harper Wilkins
Annette Wilkins, 79, of Brookhaven, GA passed away January 9, 2017. Visitation and a celebration of her life will be held at the Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe, GA on Saturday January 14, 2017 at 11:00am. Annette was born in Madison, GA to Wyatt and Kathleen Harper on February 5, 1937. She was the youngest of five children including Otis Harper, Hershel Harper, Merle Harper Peters and Larry Richardson. She spent her life in restaurant hospitality tirelessly working and serving others. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Wilkins and is survived by her son and daughter, Danny Echols and Lorraine Heninger along with her grandchildren Britannia Shannon and Christian Heninger. She will be remembered as a caring mother, a loving grandmother and a kind friend and neighbor. As a Christian woman, we know she has gone home and is now resting in His arms.
Annabella Tangredi
No obituary available.
Gladys Phillips Walls
Gladys Floy Phillips Walls, age 95, of Monroe, died on January 7, 2017. She was born in Walton County on December 22, 1921 to the late Minnie Shoemake Phillips and the late Emory Clarence Phillips. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Ernest Hubert Walls, Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Lola Isbell of Athens, Becky Miner of Monroe; Jan Dover of Monroe; sons, Bo Walls of Cleveland, Bobby Jack Walls of Monroe; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Whitley officiating. Interment followed at Bold Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Longleaf Hospice Foundation at 1132 Floyd St. Covington, GA 30014, or to St. Mary's Hospice House at St. Mary's Foundation (memo: Hospice House) 1230 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30306. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Howard Green
Howard Thomas Green Jr., 75, of Monroe, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at St. Anna?s Catholic Church. A graveside service with full military honors will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Monroe, with a reception following at the church hall. Born April 3, 1941, in the Youth community to Howard Thomas Green Sr. and Stella Hudson Green, he was raised on a farm and taught the value of hard work and thrift. His dear mother affectionately called him Sonny, as did his family and classmates. He graduated from Loganville High School in 1959 and immediately enlisted in the United States Air Force. He completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas and received his Aircraft Maintenance Technician Certification at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. He was stationed at the 1858th Facility Checkflight at Bovingdon, England, and the Air Force Communications Services at RAF Mildenhall, England. While stationed there, he met and married his cherished bride, Patricia Sharkey. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force, returned home and enlisted full-time in the Georgia Army National Guard. He served in the headquarters of the 4th Battalion, 121st Infantry, in Monroe, and then was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 48th Armored Division, in Winder. He served in the 1140th Transportation Company in Lawrenceville, then the headquarters of 151st Aviation and Security Support Battalion in Winder. He was assigned to headquarters, State Area Command, in Atlanta, and the 78th Troop Command in Decatur. He finished his career as foreman of Organizational Maintenance Shop 8 in Winder. He retired after 42 years of service at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 in 1994. His work impacted the careers of hundreds of young soldiers and he was known and respected throughout the Georgia National Guard. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal; the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Good Conduct Medal; the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; the National Defense Service Medal; the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with gold hourglass device; the Army Service Ribbon; the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, for his role in training NATO forces in Norway; the Georgia National Guard Commendation Medal; the Georgia Selected Reserve Force Ribbon; the Georgia Olympic Ribbon, for his role in deploying 10,000 National Guardsmen to support the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games; the Georgia Humanitarian Service Ribbon; the Georgia Service Medal; and the Georgia Active Duty Ribbon. He was strongly committed to serving Walton County, where generations of his family have lived since the late 1700s. He was a member of Lions International in Monroe for 40 years where he served multiple terms as club president, secretary and treasurer, and he served as zone chairman for District 18D. He received the Lion of the Year award numerous times and was honored by the club with the Melvin Jones Fellowship. He was a member of the board of directors of the Walton County Chapter of the American Red Cross and served on the Monroe-Walton County Airport Authority during the renovation and extension of the airport runway. He was a member of the Walton County Board of Appeals and was a chief polling official for the Walton County Board of Elections. In spite of his many career accomplishments and civic achievements, he regarded his most important mission to be as a husband, father and grandfather. He was the beloved center of his family, devoted to his wife, Patricia, with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage on December 29. He was dearly loved by his son, Gregory Green, and daughters and son-in-law Angela and Greg Yarman, and Danielle Green, of Monroe, and his brother Phil Green, of Loganville. He was most proud to be PopPop to his grandsons, Christopher and Daniel Yarman, and set his schedule around picking them up from school each day. He took pride in teaching them auto-mechanics, carpentry and other important lessons. He enjoyed a good joke or a clever gag, and showed his amusement with a wry smile. In his younger days, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. He was an avid follower of national news and politics and enjoyed visiting with neighbors, classmates and fellow National Guard retirees. Contributions may be made to the St. Anna's Catholic Church Building Fund, United Way of Walton County, Communities In Schools of Walton County or the Georgia Lions Lighthouse.
Terry Meadows
Terry Don Meadows, age 63, died on December 30, 2016. He was born in Walton County on May 26, 1953, to the late Evelyn Stepp Meadows and the late Tom Watson Meadows. Surviving are: sisters and brother in law, Deborah and Bruce Cason of Monroe; Renee Lewis of Monroe; brother, Jerry Meadows of Monroe; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Draper and Rev. Tracey Sever officiating. Interment followed at Campton United Methodist Church Cemetery. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com.
Tommy Evans
Thomas (Tommy) Felton Evans Thomas (Tommy) Felton Evans, age 56 of St. Augustine, FL, passed away at his residence on December 26, 2016. He was born in Walton County on August 21, 1960 to the late Gary Felton Evans and Shirley Ann Dailey Evans. He was preceded in death by his father, the late Gary Felton Evans. Surviving are: his beloved mother, Shirley Ann Evans; sister, PaMelia Evans; grandmother, Montine Dailey, Five aunts, two uncles, and numerous cousins. Tommy graduated from MACHS, and afterward he enlisted in the Navy, where he served for two years in Aviation Electronics. He was a businessman through his life after he served his country in the Navy. He enjoyed fishing very much, even on the rough water days. In his last fifteen years, he was struggling with kidney failure and had to undergo dialysis; while hoping for a kidney to become available for transplant. Funeral Services were held on Monday, January 2nd at 2:00 Pm at the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with the Rev. John King officiating. Interment followed at Dailey Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.