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Maggiore, Lesley  
Lesley Conway Maggiore, 67, of Watkinsville, GA, died February 24, 2015. Born in Miamisburg, OH, she was a daughter of the late Franklin Benham and Erma Lucas Conway. Lesley was a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BS in Family and Consumer Science and member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She, along with her husband Rick, was longtime owner of University Spirit in Athens for the past 40 years and served as the first president of University Spirit of America, Assoc. She was past president of Athens Jr. Woman's Club and president of Harbor Oaks Homeowners Association, St. Simons Island. Lesley's passion was books and she served for a number of years as treasurer of Oconee County Library Friends. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Oconee Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Conway, Daniel Conway, Kevin Maggiore, Jonathan Kina, Kyle Beaghan and Thomas Royals. Survivors include her husband, Richard Henry Maggiore; daughters, Lisa Maggiore Royals (Thomas) of Watkinsville and Laura Maggiore Beaghan (Kyle) of Bishop; sister, Karen Dykstra of Athens; brothers, Charles Conway (Sarah) of Murfreesboro, TN and Michael Conway (Carroll) of West Hartford, CT; grandchildren, Taylor Maggiore, Lexi Netterville and Mackenzie Beaghan; brother-in-law Kevin Maggiore, sister-in-law Donna Kina (Paul); nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Conway, Michael Conway, Daniel Conway, Paivi Conway, Kristina Kina, Jonathan Kina, Michael Maggiore. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OCLF. www.oconeelibraryfriends.org Lord and Stephens, WEST is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 25, 2015
Marshall III, John Wingfield  
John Wingfield Marshall III , age 84, of Columbus, passed away at home on Feb. 22, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for Feb. 26, 2015, 2pm, at First Presbyterian Church in Columbus. A visitation will follow the service in the Johnston wing. Mr. Marshall was born in Atlanta on Feb. 11, 1931, but settled in Athens as a grade-schooler. Always an exceptional athlete, he became a three sport star at Athens High, lettering three years each in baseball, basketball, and football. Mr. Marshall went on to graduate from the University of Georgia, where he was a three year letterman in both basketball and baseball, and key part of the 1953 SEC Championship baseball team. Widely regarded as one of the premier athletes of his era, Mr. Marshall was inducted into the Athens Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004, and was a member of Georgia's Gridiron Secret Society. He attended graduate school at UGA as a Comer Fund Fellow. His life-long love of sports led him to coach many of Columbus' fine young athletes in both baseball - the Peach Little League and Pony League – and in Pop Warner football. After college, he served in the US Air Force for 5 years, discharging at the rank of Captain. Mr. Marshall then settled in Columbus to raise his family and start his business career which was culminated by 25 years as President of EJ Knight Scrap Material Company. He was a long-time Rotarian, and was recognized with both the Paul Harris and the Will Watt Fellow awards. Mr. Marshall was a member of First Presbyterian Church here in Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann Hamilton Marshall, and his children Terri Pitcher (Gene) of Springfield TN, John Marshall (Hope) of Richmond VA , Martha Marshall (Mitch Reeves) of Atlantic Beach FL, Barbara Gunter (Huel) of Silverlake, OH and Elizabeth Vance (Tracy) of Thompson GA; a sister, Mary Wade (Ted) of Smyrna GA and 2 brothers, Pat Marshall (Fay) and Bill Marshall, all of Athens, GA. Also by 5 granddaughters - Anne Marshall, Courtney Thompson, Meg Marshall, Emily Reeves, Macy Gunter as well as 3 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wingfield Marshall JR and Frances Rhodes Marshall, and a brother, Hal Marshall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Columbus, the Athens GA YMCA camps or the Columbus Hospice House.
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 24, 2015
Martin-White, Marsha  
Martin-White, Marsha D., of Athens, died February 21, 2015. Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens.
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 22, 2015
Martin-White, Marsha D.  
Marsha D. Martin-White, 63, of Athens, GA passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Marsha was born in Jackson, Miss but was a member of this community for the past 15 years. Marsha was an avid animal lover. She was also a rodeo barrel champion and traveled the United States in competition. She is survived by her husband, Danny White, mother-in-law, Margaret White, stepson, Brandon J. White and his wife Katie, son Brandon D. Tarbush, sister, Sheila M. Harkins, brother, Stan Martin and his wife Cindy. A memorial service will be held at 7 PM Tuesday, February 24th in the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Hayes officiating. The family will receive friends at 6:00 PM, one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhoime.com Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 23, 2015
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 24, 2015
Mathews, Matthew Howard  
LEXINGTON-Matthew Howard Mathews, 44, husband of Heather Denton Mathews, died Sunday, February 22, 2015. Born in Athens, he was the son of the late Walter Howard and Linda Wood Mathews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his mother in law: Betsy Chandler. Matt was self employed heating and air repairman and member of Bethany Baptist Church. He was very involved in his sons Little League Baseball and Football at the Oglethorpe County Recreational Department and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors in addition to his wife include his sons; Chandler and Hunter Mathews; brother and sister in law: Michael Lane (Kelly) Mathews of Lexington; nieces and nephew: Mae Mathews, Anna Brook Miller and Marty Mathews; brother in law: Nick Drake; sister in law: Blake Huff; father in law: Todd Denton: Heather's grandparents; Billy and Beverly Chandler of Colbert and numerous aunts, uncles and extended family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11AM at Bethany Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Mathews Family Cemetery. Palllbearers will be Jay Turner, Greg Caldwell, Dwayne Massey, Daryl Lawrence, Bobby Black, Tennison Hull, Danny Escoe, Jay Paul and Richard Anglin. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 at Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Oglethorpe County Recreational Department, P.O. 261, Lexington, GA 30648. Lord & Stephens East is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 23, 2015
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 24, 2015
Matthews, Martha Frances  
Martha Frances Nelms Matthews, 92, widow of Morton Wilson Matthews, formerly of the Sanford Community of Nicholson, GA, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Covenant Place in Sumter, SC. Born April 8, 1922, in Madison County, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Loyd Jessie Nelms and Maude Elizabeth Williams Nelms. She was a dedicated lifelong member of New Harmony Baptist Church in Nicholson, GA. Mrs. Matthews spent her adult life as a homemaker. Her many hobbies were an important part of her life and included sewing, cooking, gardening, baking and growing plants, especially her violets. She moved to Sumter in 2003 to be with her daughter. She resided at Covenant Place in Sumter for the past five years and not only enjoyed many activities there, but also the close friendships she established. She very much appreciated the many visits from members of First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Matthews Jackson and her husband John Bristow Jackson; a granddaughter, Martha Allison Jackson Stewart and her husband Michael Allen Stewart; two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Olivia Stewart and Gabriel Evan Stewart all of Sumter, SC; a brother-in-law, Bobby Sanford Matthews and sister-in-law, Barbara Jean Kesler Matthews of Nicholson, GA; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Loyd Jessie Nelms, Jr. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday at Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church, 6625 Nowhere Road, Hull, Georgia, with the Rev. Bill Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Albert L. Stone, Andy Stone, Eric Matthews, Michael McNabb, Charlie Barrineau, Jerry Paul Pittman, Gerald Lester, Greg Pittman, and Brandon Pittman. A memorial service will be held at Covenant Place in the Life Enrichment Center, 2825 Carter Road, Sumter, at 10 A.M. Friday with Rev. Ray Fancher and Rev. Janie McElwee-Smith officiating. The family will receive friends following both services and other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Sumter. Memorials may be made to New Harmony Baptist Church, 8816, Highway 334, Nicholson, GA 30565, to Gordon's Chapel Perpetual Care Cemetery Trust, 6625 Nowhere Road, Hull, GA 30646 or to First Presbyterian Church, 9 W. Calhoun Street, Sumter, SC 29150. On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 25, 2015
McBroom, Mary  
McBroom, Mary Seitz, 92, of Canon, died February 20, 2015. Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 21, 2015
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