Obituary Information

Betty Mahaffey Alexander
Betty Mahaffey Alexander passed away on October 1st, 2015. She was born and raised in Atlanta, GA on August 5, 1943. She was married for 50 years to Al Alexander and survived by two sons and daughters in law, Albert and Allison Alexander, III of Winter Haven, FL and Michael and Jessica Alexander of Monroe, GA; sisters and brother in law, Barbara Mahaffey of Cartersville, Becky Norigea of Connersville, NC, Shirley and Bobby Smith of Monroe; brother, Ronnie Mahaffey of Covington; plus two granddaughters, Alicia and Danielle Alexander of Bremen, GA, and several nieces and nephews. Betty was previously employed as a paraprofessional with the Gwinnett County School System at Rebecca Minor Elementary School. She enjoyed people, baking brownies for her friends and co-workers. She will be sorely missed as the unofficial greeter at Walton 24 Athletic Center. Visitation will be held at Meadows Funeral Home on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Her memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm in the Chapel at Meadows Funeral Home. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Albert Martin Perry
Albert Perry Albert Martin Perry passed away Friday October 2, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 23, 1940 to the late Olive May Lauman and the late Albert Watson Perry. He was preceded in death by his sister, the late Barbara Tibbetts. Surviving are: Wife, Irene Perry; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Anthony Burson of Commerce, Ga, Elizabeth and Chris Shaw, of Flowery Branch Ga, Rebecca Ketchum and fiance, Nelson Ownes of Chestnut Mt., GA; step daughter, Barbara Pruett; and step son, Greg Crews. Funeral services were Monday, October 5, 2015 at 3:00pm at the Open Door Baptist Church with Terry Poole officiating. Interment followed at Open Door Baptist Church Cemetery. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at
Charles George Montrose II
Charles George Montrose, II, age 91, of Social Circle, died on September 30, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 31, 1924 to the late Sylvia Montague Montrose, and the late Charles George Montrose, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Jean S. Montrose of Social Circle; sons and daughters in law, David L. and Noreen Montrose of Alexandria, VA, Charles G. Montrose III and Sharon Montrose of Ellerbee, NC, Thomas J. and Jennifer Montrose of Newborn, Bruce E. Montrose of Alexandria, VA; step daughters and step sons in law, Gail and Rocky Long of Commerce, Debbie and Chris Poss of Commerce; grandchildren, Melanie Montrose Starrett, Tiffany Montrose, Laura Montrose, Lee Montrose, Johlene Montrose, Chantel Montrose, Cedric Montrose; Great grandson Hunter Starrett. A funeral service was held on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Social Circle First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Hardy officiating. Interment followed at Kensico Cemetery in New York.
Sarah Allen
Sarah Allen Sarah Frances Allen, age 78, of Monroe, died on September 29, 2015. She was born in Gainesville, Ga on April 12, 1937 to the late Nora Lackey McDougal and the late Ernest McDougal. She is survived by her husband, James Allen of Monroe; daughter and son in law, Vickie and Fred Clontz of Monroe; son and daughter in law, Mike and Carol Allen of Good Hope; brothers, James McDougal of Monroe, Paul McDougal of Social Circle; grandchildren, Amber Snively and Brandon Thacker, Ashlea and Sarge Cochran, Andrew Allen, K.C. and Kim Cochran, Amanda Cochran; great grandchildren, Skylar Snively, Lonnie Snively, Kadence Thacker, Jacie Carson, Tristan Watson; great great grandchildren, Hunter Bagwell, Kaiden Bagwell, Alyssa Bagwell, and Wyatt Cochran. Funeral services were Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Durden, Rev. Abbie Hendrix, and Rev. Cain Hendrix officiating. Interment followed at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Brandon Key
Brandon Payton Key, age 15, of Good Hope, died on September 20, 2015. He was born in Gwinnett County on December 27, 1999 to Stacey Farmer and James Payton Key. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, the late Faye Farmer. He is survived by his mother, Stacey Farmer of Good Hope; father and step-mother, Jamie and Christie Key of Covington; grandparents, Bobby Farmer of Good Hope, Larry and Billie Jean Key of Monroe; great grandmother, Mary Brooks of Williston, FL; step-brother, Colt Barfield. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Conner and Rev. Gloria Farmer 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
Beth Schindler
Beth L. Schindler, age 77, of Monroe, died on September 16, 2015. She was born in Ellijay, GA on June 21, 1938 to the late Louise Southern Lowman Burnham and the late Reynold Lowman. She was preceded in death by her son, the late Stephen A. Crisp. She is survived by her husband, Walter J. Schindler; sons and daughters-in-law, James R. and Theresa Crisp of Monroe, William Scott Crisp of Kalispell, MO, Regina Crisp of Wheeling, WV; brother and sister in law, Jesse and Elaine Lowman of Horne Lake, MS; grandchildren, Caleb Crisp, Joshua Crisp, Amanda Taylor, Jacob Crisp, Stevie Crisp, Ryan Crisp; granddaughter in law, Brandy Crisp; grandson in law, Jonathan Taylor; great grandchildren: Anna Crisp, Jonathan Crisp, Tabatha Taylor, Evie Crisp; and many loved nieces and nephews. To: Wife and mother, Ma-maw, we love you very much. You are a strong, courageous and loving woman who never showed fear. With all the battles of life, with all the cancer you were always strong and we will miss you very much. But we will be there in a twinkling, can't wait to see you again. All our Love. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Devine officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at
Archie Mayo
Rev. Archie Gerald Mayo, 89, left his earthy body to join Jesus Christ and his Heavenly Father on September 14, 2015. Archie was 89 years old and left this life peacefully succumbing to heart failure, at home in Monroe, Ga. surrounded by his loving family. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Archie was born to the late Clark and Annis Mayo, a farmer and a homemaker respectively, Macoupin County, Illinois on April 19, 1926. He grew up in Macoupin County and left in 1946 to join the Army serving in Europe as part of the Austrian Occupational Forces until 1948 upon discharge he joined the Army Reserves and was called up to serve later in Korea. He started at Southern Illinois University in 1948 where he received a degree in Education. This is also where he met the love of his life Joy. They met at the Baptist Student Union (BSU) on campus and were married in 1949, enjoying 66 years of marriage. Archie taught in several schools in southern Illinois his teaching responsibilities included doing some coaching and being the bus driver. Archie decided answer a call to serve the Lord in a more direct capacity and moved to Fort Worth, TX to attend Southwestern Theological Seminary where he received his Master's in Religious Education. He proceeded to serve in churches in TX and then GA as a Minister of Education (Education and Recreation). He joined the Georgia Baptist Convention to serve as Secretary of Chaplaincy Ministries a new position with just an outline of the job that was joint position with the Home Mission Board (now Southern Baptist North American Missions). The job took him to all areas of Georgia as he worked with church clerks on reporting information to the Convention. He was also pioneered the development of volunteer chaplaincy programs between local pastors, motels, small hospitals, recreational and tourist areas around the state serving as a liaison with the military chaplains and prison chaplaincy programs. His work in the recreational and tourist areas of the state included working with Campers on Mission and placing and supervision of the student summer missionaries. He also worked to set up mission opportunities for Georgia Baptist with other States such New York. He continued in this position growing the department and scope of ministry from one person to 3 with a change in name to Special Missions Department before he retired in 1991. Upon his retirement the Convention named him a Man for All Seasons because so much of his work was sessional. Archie was a servant of God with a heart for missions in all locations. Micah 6:8 was his favorite verse and he always strived "to act mercy and walk humbly" He was kind and soft-spoken, and always had time to answer a question or solve a problem, no matter how small. He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he is reaping his reward in heaven at this time. Archie is survived by his wife, Joy; his son Jack, and his daughters Jill Mayo and Jody Jackson; his grandchildren Amy Jackson and Stephen Jackson; his brother, Lawrence Mayo and sister Fairy Mayo. He is preceded in death by his brothers Leland, and S.M.; sister, Lillian Melcher. A funeral is scheduled for 11:00 am September 17 at First Baptist Monroe, Ga, internment will be at 2 pm at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens 3700 Hwy 78, Snellville Ga. Dr. Glenn Money and Dr. Todd Ware will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Archie's life. Donations can be made to the mission fund at First Baptist Monroe, P.O. Box 351, Monroe, GA 30655-0351. The family is grateful to Pruitt Health Hospice for their care and compassion during his last week of life.
Emma Scroggs
Emma Asilee Scroggs, age 100 of Monroe, died on September 14, 2015. She was born in Barrow County on April 5, 1915 to the late Nellie Brown Peppers, and the late William Pack Peppers. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Homer Wilson Scroggs; her son, the late Ray Scroggs; sisters, the late Mary Royster, the late Druzy Watson; and brothers, the late Robert Peppers, and the late William A. Peppers. Surviving are: daughters and sons in law, Ann and Hugh David of Dacula, Joy and Daniel Martin of Monroe, Jean and John Hollis of Monroe, Sue and David Morgan of Tignall, Kathy and Terry Casper of Washington; sons and daughters in law, Jack and Mary Scroggs of Monroe, W.L. and Linda Scroggs of Campton, David and Rose Scroggs of Kuwait, Ellen Scroggs of Statham; sisters, Cammie Melton of Monroe, Lois Jennings of Chatanooga, TN; brother, Charlie Peppers of Monroe; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and numerous great great grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Durden officiating. Interment followed at Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at