Annie Lue “Skeeter” Watts

Mrs. Annie Lue “Skeeter” Watts, 83, of Greenville, Fla., passed away in Madison on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Born in Palatka, Fla., she was a homemaker and stewardess at Allen Chapel. Survivors include her devoted sons: Earl (Jeanette) and Carl Murray and Terrance (Beverly) Watts; 14 grand and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Woodrow “Pap” Watts; parents: Willie and Nellie Mae Fuce Jones; and brothers: James “Jimmy” and Willie Jones, Jr. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Allen Chapel AME…

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Loreatha J. Brooks

Mrs. Loreatha J. Brooks passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Madison. She was born in Bainbridge, Ga., and lived in Madison most of her life. She was a Christian, a homemaker and she loved to read. She loved flowers, she loved children and, especially, loved spending time with her grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Friday, Feb. 8, at Beggs Funeral Home. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville, Fla. A visitation was held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Beggs Funeral Home, from 5 p.m. until 7…

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From the sunny side… Taken for granted

There’s a story I heard once that goes something like: “For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For the want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For the want of a horse, the king was lost. For the want of a king, the battle was lost. For the want of a battle the war was lost. All for the want of a nail.” I wonder why we take so many simple things for granted. For example, there was a time when there was no such thing…

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Frederick returns to Madison County

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Getting ready to debut her seventh novel, and her second book dedicated to Madison County, author Sue Chamblin Frederick is excited to announce her return to Madison County this Saturday, Feb. 23, for a book signing, with an additional date on Saturday, March 2. “I want to make coming home to Pinetta the most vivid part of my memories,” said Frederick, whose love for Madison County is very evident in her latest novel. “Perhaps the memories in this novel will linger in your mind on…

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