Jude Joseph Lyons

Born: Thu., Jun. 26, 1952
Died: Wed., Jan. 23, 2013

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Jude Joseph Lyons, 60, of Greensboro, GA, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at St. Mary''s Hospice House in Bogart, GA. He was born in Dunkirk, NY on June 26, 1952 to Madeline Kozlowski Lyons of Warren, PA and the late Daniel Walter Lyons. He was a 1970 graduate of Warren Area High School in Warren, PA and attended Canisius College. He married Elizabeth Anne Channing on June 8, 1974. They lived in Warren, PA where he was a member of the Elks Club; a volunteer fireman in Sugar Grove, PA and an EMT. Jude was a member of The Catholic Center of the University of Georgia. During his working career, he worked for six years at Inter Electric Corporation and later was the owner and operator of Lyons Builders. After moving to Greene County in the summer of 1990, he was the Construction Supervisor for Reynolds Plantation. He had many hobbies and interests, but really enjoyed working on Mopar, Chrysler and Dodge. He also enjoyed reading, theology and religion and especially loved his grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, Madeline Kozlowski Lyons of Warren, PA, he is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Anne Channing "Beth" Lyons of Greensboro, GA; two daughters, Jennifer Hadden and husband John and their children, Jack and Madeline Hadden of Watkinsville, GA and Gretchen Pearson and husband Anthony, II and their son, William Pearson of Athens, GA; a niece, Gwendolyn Albaugh Lanstrum of Chardon, OH; a number of other relatives; and many friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anne Mary Lyons Albaugh.

His battle with cancer was long but he fought it bravely. His determination and will to win the battle was an enormous strength for all who knew and loved him. Jude did not allow cancer to stand in the way of his reaching out to those around him. He never met a stranger and continued giving of himself and providing help to those who needed him.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Catholic Center of the University of Georgia, 1344 Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30605 with Father David Hyman officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Horace Park, Kevin Nichols, Neil Johnston, Lee McDonald, Brian Channing and Scott Pope. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Durham, Dr. Bobby Durham, Carey Williams, Guy Kay, Dr. Jeffrey Zweig, John Borger and Mark Higdon. The family will receive friends Friday night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m at McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro. The family requests that any memorials be made to St. Jude Children''s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.

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John & Millie England
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
So long, Buddy. You will be missed. I will see you in Heaven Jude.

Jeanie Ashley
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
Beth, Jennifer and Gretchen, I'm so sad to hear of Mr. Jude's passing. May God wrap you in His arms for comfort and peace.

Gail & Gene Lindsey
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
Dear Beth and Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Jude loved life and he is now out of suffering and pain in a much better place. May God bless and comfort you all.

Cathy Murphy
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
So Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Lori & Tony Smith (Ivy & Zach)
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now; but may your memories and the love of the people around you help bring you comfort. You are in our every prayer and thought.

LOUISE NESBIT
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
TODAY AND ALWAYS, MAY LOVING MEMORIES BRING YOU PEACE AND COMFORT. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY LOUISE NESBIT ANd FAMILY

dene and kathy channell
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
all of our love and sympathy to you and yours. he was a good, good man. lean on God and let your friends comfort you at this time.

Linda Warren Bastow
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
My heartfelt sympathy to Jude's family and friends. 1970 WAHS Classmate

Davilyn Rainwater
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
Our hearts go out to the Lyons family. Davilyn & Bob Rainwater

Mandy Churchwell and Family
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Don Lyle
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I have many fond memories of Jude in high school. He was a good friend.

Jeff & Liz Moulton
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Much love, Liz, Jeff and Logan Moulton

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss!! You are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Meg Marshall
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
Beth, Jennifer and Gretchen, We are so sorry to learn of Jude's passing. Sam enjoyed the time he spent working at Shiloh with him. We know he will be missed terribly. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

Linda Gettings
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
Beth and family, Please accept our sincere sympathy and love. We are so sorry for your tremendous loss. XO Linda Nelson Gettings and Paul Gettings Formerly of Warren, Pa

Mike McKarski
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Jude and I spent many hours together at St, JOES catholic school. I never knew Jude to ever have done anything to hurt the feelings pof his clasmates

Jim Courson
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Beth, I felt so sad when I heard Jude had cancer. Although I hadn't seen him in years I always missed seeing him at the firehall. He was one of my closest friends. Godspeed Jude.

Deborah Sharp Coffey
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Wonderful memories of Jude. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of a wonderful man. May he rest in peace always. God Bless you all.

Lynn Cawley Briggs
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family. I went to school with Jude in Warren, PA.

Larry and Angela Mauldin
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Beth, we're so sorry about Jude. He was a great man. We love you. Angela and Larry

Gail Wright
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Beth, Jennifer, Madeline, & Family I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful husband & father. My heart goes out to you and is crying for you. I lost my husband in a different way but I lost my father at a very young age and it just plain hurts bad. I wish I could be there just to give you all hugs hugs hugs. My thoughts and prayers will be with you though please know that. Love Gail OXOXO

Vicki Rickard
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Beth, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He fought a tough fight and now may he rest in peace. May God send special blessings to you and yours as you find a way to move forward. Love, VickiB

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Dear Beth and Family, I know you will miss Jude, but he is in a better place without pain and sorrow. He has been in my prayers. God Bless all of you, Betty Jo

Yasmond Miller
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Beth, your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan Higdon
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
We are going to miss Jude's quick humor, his way with words, his endearing personality, and especially his giving spirit. Jude was a true craftsman, sharing his faith in the Lord as he used the talents that he had been blessed with. There will never be another Jude Lyons and we are so blessed to be able to call him our friend. Our prayers are for Beth and his family to be at peace because Jude is at peace.

Patti Paradise Esoe
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. I love your family and I pray that God blesses you and your family and gives you strength now and forever. You will always have your wonderful memories of Jude and know he is in the hands of God. He has no more pain. Love to you and your family. Patti Paradise Escoe

Doug & Carol Anthony
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
With deepest sympathy. You're in out thoughts and prayers. Doug & Carol Anthony

Lou Vizza
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
To a fellow Class of 70, and St Joe'er I send my condolences to Jude's family. i will light a candle at mass on Sunday.

DeAndra Lanier
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Beth, Thinking about you and your family! Know that you may find comfort in those that surround you daily.

Nancy Weber Graham
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Dear Beth...my sincerest sympathy to you and your family. It is so hard to lose a loved one...can't imagine losing a spouse. I know you had a wonderful life together and the memories and your loving family and friends will help you get through this. Love and God Bless You....Nancy

Diane (Brecht) Edwards
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Dear Beth and family, My prayers are with you. Sorry for your loss.

Bonnie and Jack Morrison
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Beth, Gretchen, and Jennifer, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jude was a quiet and thoughtful man who was loved by many. His legacy will live on through those he loved and held close. May God grant to you all a peace that passes all understanding. With love, Bonnie and Jack

Jim Donick
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
We built a lot of models, washed a lot of cars, and had some wonderful times in grade school at St. Joe's and as Altar Boys. . . all a very long time ago. Requiescat in Pace, old friend.

Jana Fleming Ratliff
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Dear Beth and Girls, I am so sorry for your loss. Jude was a very special man and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jana

Sheila Reinhard Augustine
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Jude went to Saint Joe's elementary school with me, and graduated a year behind me in HS. His sister Anne, was my sister Kerry's friend. I am so sorry to hear the news of Jude's passing. I know at times like this..no words are the perfect ones to take away the loss,the sadness,the grief of not having Jude here. This I know all too well, as I lost my Father last week to cancer. You have such wonderful memories of him..hold fast to those..they will help carry you through the rougher moments. Sheila

Jeff Burton
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Jude gave us so many happy memories to help sustain us till we are together again. Even at this time, the realization of how much I admire Jude and enjoyed times together with him are a sweet blessing. Jude's finest tribute lives on...Beth, Jennifer, Gretchen and family. My prayers continue with you, that you may always cherish his love for you. -Jeff Burton

paul and mary f. abernathy
   Posted Sat January 26, 2013
We miss this wonderful man. Our deepest sympathy is with his family. He will long be remembered and loved by all.

Connie Haight Thompson
   Posted Sat January 26, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Judes death. Sending my condolences to my old friends family. God bless and comfort you all. I am imagining him in heaven with those he loved and with other friends who have gone before him. Psalm 121

Sandie Ringel
   Posted Sat January 26, 2013
Sending our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. From "Old" friends, Ron and Sandie Ringel

Dee Beeler
   Posted Sat January 26, 2013
Beth & family, Craig and I are so saddened by your loss at this time. Jude was a great husband, dad and friend and will be missed by sooooo many here in Greene County. We love you all and will keep you in our prayers daily as we have been doing for months now. Jude is with his loving God now. Call us if you need anything!!!!! We love you!!!!! DEE & CRAIG

shiquita collins
   Posted Sat January 26, 2013
Hey Beth n Family Sorry about your loss I can say Mr. Lyons is in a better place no more suffering, he is breathing a whole lot better, and sleeping peacefully... I will continue to pray for you and your family! Shiquita Collins/ 5th surgical tech @ St. Marys Hospital

john chase
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
i got to know jude when i joined the sugar grove vol. fire dept.in august 1980. firemen met every tuesday night for drills. as i remember jude was one of the guys who helped us new guys out. its been 10 years since i moved from sugar grove,and thanks to jude for helping me out, i became a emeritus member with almost 33 years of service. jude thank you. my condolences go out to jude's family.

Lisa Rouse-Hagberg
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
Thinking of you all and sending love and hugs. So sorry for your loss.... Lisa

Melanie Burt
   Posted Mon January 28, 2013
So sorry to hear about Jude. I wasn't aware of his illness. My prayers and sympathy go out to the family. Melanie Burt

DICK CULVER
   Posted Tue January 29, 2013
BETH SO SORRY HE WAS AGREAT YOUNG MAN WHEN I KNEW HIM WORKING FOR YOUR DAD GOD BLESS DICK

Nancy Newsom
   Posted Wed January 30, 2013
I sorry to hear about your loss. Jude was always great to see and talk to. Joe always got a laugh out of talking to him about any subject. Let me know if you need anything.

Craig & Carol Wilcox
   Posted Wed January 30, 2013
Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family,We are sorry for your lost,

Connie Bryant [Gulley}
   Posted Sat February 02, 2013
I,m so sorry. I,m in the Madison phone book under Bryant if you need me, day or night. I love you and the girls. I'm so glad Jude got to see his grandangels.