Obituaries for Sunday, October 26, 2008

Published 5:00 am Monday, October 27, 2008

Earline ‘Madear’ Diggs

Services for Earline “Madear” Diggs, of Brookhaven, are 1 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Beulah Chapel M.B. Church with burial inHillcrest Cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Monday from noon until 5 p.m. at the funeralhome.

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Mrs. Diggs, 84, died Oct. 22, 2008, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on Feb. 14, 1924, to JessieMagee and Willie Mae Stovall Magee.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Beulah Chapel M.B.Church, where she served as church secretary for a number ofyears.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her son, E.J. DiggsJr.

Survivors are her husband, Ephraim J. Diggs Sr.; her sons, WaldoDiggs and David Diggs, both of Brookhaven, and Wayne Diggs, ofAtlanta, Ga.; her daughter, Margaret Thadison, of Brookhaven; 10grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.