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                               BALDWIN                                    BALDWIN

Joseph Dillard Baldwin, 69, longtime county government official, civic and religious leader, died August 14, 1987 at his residence in Madison following an illness of several months. Mr. Baldwin was a retired Clerk of Morgan County Superior Court, a position he held for thirty years.

He was the youngest son of the late William Whitfield and Sarah Quillian Baldwin, who were community leaders and members of two of the county's best known families. Joe Baldwin was born March 3, 1918, in Madison and lived most of his life in Morgan County.

A civic leader, he was a longtime member, former president and Lieutenant Governor of the Kiwanis Club. He was an early trustee of Morgan County Foundation Inc. and was treasurer in the years that Madison-Morgan County Cultural Center was conceived and brought to fruition. He was a member of Morgan County Historical Society and was recognized as one of the county's best historians.

Mr. Baldwin was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Madison all of his life. He served the church in all the capacities and was a familiar sight in the church choir, in which he sang tenor for much of his lifetime. At the time he became ill he was serving as chairman of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee. He was a former chairman of the church's Board of Trustees and served as superintendent of the Sunday School for many years. 

He was married to the late Elizabeth Harris Baldwin who died several years ago. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Robert Turnell, Mrs. Walter Wise, Mrs. J.D. Harris, all of Madison, and Mrs. Bernard Harris, of Rome, and two brothers, Mr. William Whitfield Baldwin and Mr. Asbury Quillian Baldwin, both of Madison. A third brother, Mr. Charles Baldwin, died several years ago. He is also survived by a number nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the First United Methodist Church in Madison. The Reverend Layne Jenkins, pastor officiated. Burial was in Morgan Memorial Park.

Simmons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers those who wish make contributions to the Organ Fund in the First United Methodist Church of Madison.

From: The Madisonian August 20, 1987
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Mrs. Baldwin to be buried here

Mrs. Joe D. Baldwin, one of Morgan County's best known citizens, died Tuesday at DeKalb General in Atlanta. Mrs. Baldwin, 65, was the former Elizabeth Harris, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Harris of Campton.

She was educated in Monroe schools and came to Madison with Federal Land Bank. She worked with the bank for forty-two years and was honored on several occasions by members of the board.

She was married to Mr. Baldwin in October, 1949. They were a devoted couple and were active in civic and social life here.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Madison where she taught Sunday School. For many years she taught in the Primary Department and in recent years has been teacher for the Loyal Daughters Class. She was also president of the UMW. She served as six years as Conference Secretary for the Wesleyan Service Guild, traveling throughout the area to church meetings. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club and was an active supporter of the Morgan County Foundation Inc. and Madison Morgan Cultural Center.

She is survived by her husband Joe Baldwin, Clerk of Morgan County Superior Court.

Funeral services are set for two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church. The Reverend Charles Thomas, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Madison Memorial Park at Madison Cemetery.

Sisk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

From: The Madisonian August 21, 1980
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