Obituary Information

Lella Felker
Lella Burnett Felker passed away July 27, 2014, from complications associated with a stroke suffered in June 2014. Born Lella Royster Burnett on October 26, 1922, in Danville, Virginia, she spent her childhood in Danville and, in 1933, moved with her family to Shanghai, China. Following the Japanese invasion of China in 1937, she returned to Danville with her mother and sister while her father continued to devote much of his time to China until 1939. Lella Felker attended Sweet Briar College in central Virginia and in 1944 graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a degree in economics. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor society established in 1776 to recognize students outstanding for their academic excellence and intellectual integrity. Following her graduation, she worked for J. P. Morgan Bank in New York City. In 1946, she married George W. Felker, lll, eventually moving to Monroe, Georgia, where she raised their four children. She was active in her community there and was an organizing founder of the pre-school program at the First United Methodist Church that continues today some 40 years later. She spent her summers at Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, where she was a champion bridge and croquet player and a patron to Crossnore School. After the death of her husband in 1993, Lella Felker relocated to Atlanta. She was a member of Christ Church of Atlanta and on the Canterbury Court Alter Guild. Lella Felker is survived by her sister, Harriett Groote and her husband, Wilfred, of Monte Carlo; her four children: Julia Felker of Charleston, South Carolina; Louise McKenzie and her husband, Donald, of Nashville, Tennessee; Stephen Felker and his wife, Christine, of High Shoals, Georgia; Emily Felker of Dalton, Georgia; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery in Monroe, Georgia, at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 3rd and a private memorial service will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, August 4th. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church of Atlanta, P. O. Box 76320, Atlanta, Georgia 30358.
Betty Harrison
Betty Moon Harrison, age 71, of Monroe, died on July 27, 2014. She was born in Jasper County on January 23, 1943 to the late Lucille Chaffin Smallwood and the late Evy Clark Moon. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Donald Harrison. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and April Harrison of Monroe; and grandson, Daniel Harrison. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Don Malcom officiating. Interment followed at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at
Eugene Guy Garrett
No obituary available.
Helen Ruth Martin
Helen Ruth Martin, age 85, of Monroe, died on July 22, 2014. She was born in Hazelhurst on September 14, 1928 to the late Alvie Maude Wommack and the late Horace Eugene Wommack. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Raymond Franklin Martin; her son, the late James David Martin, Sr.; and brothers, the late Edwin Wommack, and the late Eugene Wommack, Jr. Surviving are: sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Joette Martin of Monroe, Jerry and Denise Martin of Lawrenceville; Judy Hanley of Nicholson; grandchildren, David Martin, Andy Martin, Dana Hanley, Jimi Martin, Jessica Peterson; great grandchildren, Chase Martin, Jamie Martin, Drew Martin, Lauren Martin, James Wesley Martin, Brooks Martin, Scout Peterson; and sisters-in-law, Sarah Wommack, and Sharon Wommack. Funeral services were Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Armour officiating. Interment followed at Westlawn Cemetery. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at
Mary Nelle Dillard
No obituary available.
Elizabeth Hester Walton
Elizabeth Hester Walton Elizabeth Hester Walton, age 96, of Monroe, died on July 15, 2014. She was born in Walton County on August 14, 1917, to the late Madeline LeSueur Adcock and the late Thomas Walter Adcock. She was preceded in death by her first husband, the late Alvin Hester and her second husband, the late John Walton. She is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Gene Shumate of Suwanee; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Kay Hester of Cumming, Mike and Deborah Hester of Monroe; sister-in-law, Mavis Hester; grandchildren, Barry and Kim Shumate, Todd Hester, Tara Blalock; great grandchildren, Morgan Shumate, Nick Shumate, Madilyn Blalock; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:00 am at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Brant Callaway officiating. Interment followed at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Harmony Baptist Church at 1310 Harmony Church Rd., Monroe, GA 30655. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at
Selig "Sy" Glauser
Selig (Sy) Glauser, age 89, of Athens, died on July 12, 2014. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 19, 1925 to the late Bertha Wallenstein Glauser and the late Abraham Glauser; he was preceded in death by his sister, the late Ester Diamond; and by his brother, the late Marty Glauser. He served in the Army-Air Force during World War II as a navigator in the Pacific Theater. After graduating from Temple University, he enjoyed a long career as a sales executive. After retirement, he volunteered his time towards mentoring youth and serving at St. Mary's Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Helen Glauser of Athens; sons, Dr. William "Bill" and Julianna Glauser of Holly Springs, NC; Ed and Dr. Ann Glauser of Athens; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Congregation Children of Israel with Rabbi Eric Linder and Rabbi Ronald Gerson officiating. A Shiva Service will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm at the Temple.