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Madison Fairview Cemetery


Miss Suellen Hunt Hendrix, 24, died July 24th at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Miss Hendrix had waged a long and gallant fight against kidney disease which she developed as a young child.  Her courage and splendid outlook on life were the subject of several newspaper articles and she was an inspiration to hundreds of others who relied on the dialysis machine for life.

She was the daughter of Mr.  Jimmy Bearden Hendrix and Mrs. Suellen Hunt Sheppard.  She was born July 13, 1962, in Covington, and was her parent’s third child.  She attended Covington schools and received her diploma from Newton County Comprehensive High School.  She was very ill at Emory University Hospital at that time and the school delivered the diploma to her hospital room.  She was interested in art and attended ceramics classes as long as she was able to work in this medium. 

She was also a member of the 4-H Club and was active in this work.  She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Covington.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. Jimmy Hendrix, Madison, and Mrs. Suellen Sheppard, Lake Oconee; a sister, Caroline Walton Hendrix Cavanaugh, Rex; a brother, Samuel Charles Hendrix, Lake Oconee; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowry W. Hunt, Sr., Madison and Mrs. Mamie Hemperley, Commerce and the late Roy Hendrix.  An older brother, Jimmy Hendrix, Jr. died as a young child.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, July 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Madison.  The reverend Jack Wilson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Covington, officiated.

Burial was in Madison Cemetery.  Pall bearers were Phil Batchelor, Bobby Ray, John Ruark, Harold Tamplin, Greg Sheppard and Shawn Hackley.

Simmons funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

From: The Madisonian July, 31, 1986 

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