Obituaries June 28 through July 2
Elizabeth “Bettye-O” Oldacre Fuqua
Funeral service for Elizabeth “Bettye-O” Oldacre Fuqua, 101, was held June 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Cotaco Methodist Church with Bro. Fred Childs and Bro. Vann Wray officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery.
Mrs. Fuqua passed away June 27. She was born April 4, 1920, in Morgan County to Daniel Oscar Oldacre and Lena Naomi Tapscott Oldacre.
Mrs. Fuqua was a founding member of the Cotaco United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a nurse for the Florette Senior Center prior to her retirement.
Preceding her in death were her husband, James “Jim” Fuqua III, her parents and a brother, Lorimer “Soup” Oldacre.
Survivors include daughters, Megan Wright (Lewis) and Suzanne Wray (Vann); five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Kyle Brakke, Chris Wright, Craig Wright, Wyatt Burtts, Gus Burtts and Jacob Wright. Honorary pallbearers were Jackson Wright and Mason Wright.
Montez Vincent Golden
Funeral service for Montez Vincent Golden, 82, was held July 1 at noon at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church with Bro. Heath Williams and Bro. Josh Mason officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Bethel Methodist Cemetery.
Mrs. Golden passed away June 28 at her residence. She was born June 2, 1939, in Morgan County to Bab Vincent and Nellie Martin Vincent, who preceded her in death.
Montez Golden was a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. She married the love of her life, Everett Lee Golden, and for the 66 years of their marriage, she helped him run the family farm. She was very proud to be a farmer and worked as hard as anyone to make sure it was a success.
She loved her children and grandchildren and her dog Sally and made certain they were always taken care of.
Her wonderful work ethic was instilled in her as a child, when she would get up every morning and walk over a mile to Gum Pond School to build the fire for the teacher, so the school would be warm for the other students.
Survivors include her husband, Everett Golden; daughter, Lisa Miller (Johnny); son, Delane Golden; sisters, Carolyn Green and Mickey Woolwright; grandchildren, John Miller (Alyson) and Jake Miller (Danielle); and great-grandchildren, Harrison Miller and Maura Miller.
Pallbearers were Jerry Overton, Jason Blocker, Curtis Golden, David Golden, Kevin Green and Vincent Murphree.