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Nancy Roper
    Nancy Bruce Roper, age 54 of Jasper, passed early Friday morning,
March 30, 2001 at her residence.
    Survivors are her husband, Butch Roper, Jasper; daughter and
son-in-law, Denise and Mark Mulkey, Jasper; brothers, Coleman Bruce,
Jasper, and Billy Jack Bruce, Dalton; sisters, Peggy Lowe, Tate, Georgia
Stansel, Canton, and Colleen Roberts, Jasper.
    The funeral service was held Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. from the
Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Corey Rich officiating.
Interment followed in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens with Jackie and Bradley
Bruce, Jeff Roberts, Jeff Stansel, Greg Lowe, Dan Johnson and Tommy Fowler
serving as pallbearers. 

Cleatus L. Hight
    Taylor Funeral Home, Fairmount Chapel, announces the death of
Cleatus Leburn Hight, age 86 of Fairmount, who died Thursday morning, April
4, 2001 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome.
    Mr. Hight was born March 3, 1915 in Christian County, Ky. to the
late Mr. and Mrs. Leburn and Virgie Jenkins Hight. He was a US Army Air
Corp veteran serving with the 497th bomb squadron in World War II as an
engineer tail gunner on B26 Medium Bomber flying in 65 missions and
received five Battle Stars and an air medal with 11 oak leaf clusters. He
retired after many years of service from American Freight Company as a
truck driver. Mr. Hight was a member of Morning Star Lodges 349 F&AM in
Fairmount, also a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Fairmount
First Baptist Church.
    He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Sue Hight of Fairmount; three
daughters, Angie and Vickie Hight and Gloria Todd and her husband Byron,
all of Douglasville; one granddaughter, Jennifer Todd of Douglasville; two
sisters, Fairis Springer of Nashville, Tn. and Nevada Fry and husband Burt
of Dayton, Oh.
    The funeral service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Taylor
Funeral Home, Fairmount Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Keith officiating.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time Monday at the
Ridge Top Cemetery in Crofton, Ky.

Thomas E. Burnette
    Mr. Thomas Emanuel Burnette, age 69, passed away April 5, 2001 at
Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta.
    He was born Sept. 8, 1931 in Nashville, Ga. (Berrien), the son of
the late Renee Lefur and Horace Clinton Burnette. Mr. Burnette was a radio
DJ, television announcer, policeman, fireman and a school bus driver. He
was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the Army and Air Force.
    Survivors include his former wife, Sandra J. Bonnett of Loganville;
sons, Thomas E. Jr. and Stephen D. Burnette, both of Jasper; daughters,
Candace Reaid of Acworth; brothers, Marshall J. Burnette, Tampa, Fl.,
Horace C. Burnette Jr., Coolidge, Ga., and Dewitt R. Burnette of Norman
Park; sister, Joan Burnette Harrell of Camilla, Ga. Five grandchildren also
survive, Jessica, Cherie, Ashley and Andrew Burnette and Michael Reaid.
    The funeral service was held Sunday, April 8 at 4 p.m. from Cobb
Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J.F. Moak officiating. Interment was in Deep
Bottom Cemetery, Norman Park. Pallbearers were: Mike Mixon, Joe, Dewitt,
Tim, Marc and Chris Burnette.

Alice Grizzle
    Mrs. Alice Allene Grizzle, age 73 of Dahlonega, passed away
Saturday, April 7, 2001 at the Gold City Community Living Center in
Dahlonega following an extended illness.
    Mrs. Grizzle was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County,
retired dietitian at North Georgia College and State University and was a
member of Siloam Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. She was the daughter of
the late George and Alice Grant Buffington and was also preceded in death
by her first husband, O.G. Seabolt; son, Grady Seabolt; stepsons, J.S.
Seabolt and James Grizzle; and a sister, Grace McLean.
    Survivors include her husband, Lee Grizzle, Dahlonega; daughters
and sons-in-law, Shirley and Freddy Welch and Carol and Michael Anderson,
all of Dahlonega; stepsons and wives, Kenneth and Ann Seabolt, Dahlonega,
and Judy and Olin Jackson, Marietta; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and
Sarah Buffington, Griffin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise Anderson,
Ellen and Benny Shirey, Frances and Henry Smith and Myrtle and James
Gilbert, all of Griffin, and Mary Higgins, Jasper; grandchildren, Chris and
Jeanne Welch, Freida and Mike Bafile and Anita Anderson;
great-grandchildren, Evan Bafile. Several step-grandchildren,
step-great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive.
    The funeral service was held Monday, April 9 from the Siloam
Baptist Church in Lumpkin County with the Revs. Dean Bryant and Terry
Fields officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of
flowers the family request donations be made to Young at Heart c/o Joan
Falcone, 596 John Walker Rd., Dahlonega, Ga. 30533.
    Banister Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Holger Sparwath
    Holger Sparwath, age 77 of Big Canoe, passed early Saturday
morning, March 31, 2001.
    He was born in North Plainfield, N.J. He was a veteran of the
Marine Corps having served with the 3rd Division in WW II; he was in the
D-Day invasion of Guam and saw action on Guadalcanal and Saipan. He
graduated from Rider College in New Jersey. Mr. Sparwath retired from
American Express after 25 years and had also retired from Northside
Hospital after 15 years of service. He was a member of the Holy Family
Episcopal Church in Jasper.
    Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Mary Eileen Sparwath, Big
Canoe; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Ariana Sparwath, Alpharetta,
Kevin and Heather Sparwath, Murrayville, and Paul and Meg Sparwath,
Cumming; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and James DiFiore, Canton; sister,
Ellinor Ramey, Las Vegas, Nevada. Seven grandchildren also survive.
    A celebration of life and the Holy Eucharist was held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, April 3 from Big Canoe Chapel with the Ven. Dr. Jerry Zeller
officiating. The remains lay in state from 10:30 a.m. until the funeral
hour. Committal services were held at 2:30 p.m. from Arlington Cemetery in
Atlanta with Paul, Daniel and Mathew Neston, Rusty Roth, Jim Stevens and
Danny Morganelli serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers those who wish
may make contributions to the Holy Family Episcopal Church, 202 Griffith
Rd., Jasper, Ga. 30143.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Hubert Fountain
    Hubert Fountain, age 88 of Jasper, passed away Thursday, April 5,
2001 at Grandview Health Care Center in Jasper.
    Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service was held Friday, April 6 at 2 p.m. from the
Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Clay Fountain and Carl Owenby
officiating. Interment followed in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery
with William and Tony Rider, Wilburn, Danny, Travis and Bobby Childers
serving as pallbearers.

Danny Hammontree
    Mr. Danny Hammontree, age 48 of Jasper, passed away April 5, 2001
at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist
Church and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity of West Georgia College.
    He is survived by his son, Christopher Scott Hammontree, Jasper;
daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie Hammontree Duncan and Shane Duncan,
Jasper; parents, Donald and Helon Hammontree, Jasper; sister and
brother-in-law, Kathy and Roger Weldy, Jasper; niece, Mandy Roberts,
Jasper. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday from Refuge Baptist
Church with the Revs. Edwin Weaver and Charles Hammontree officiating.
Singing was by Patsy Daniels and Helen Pharr. Interment followed in the
church cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Rodney Dean,
Roger Weldy, Joe Gooch, David Ray, David Chadwick, Joe Cagle, Ronald Hales
and Harold Hammontree. Billy Steed served as an honorary pallbearer.
    Roper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

E.J. Moss
    Mr. E.J. Moss, age 89 of Jasper, passed away April 4, 2001 at
Northside Hospital-Cherokee. Mr. Moss was a member of the Jerusalem Baptist
Church and a veteran of WW II.
    He is survived by his sons, Guy Moss, Talking Rock, James Moss,
Dallas, Paul Moss, Waleska, and Charles Moss, Winder; daughters, Ruth Poole
and Minnie Raynes, both of Jasper; sister, Willie Faye Bennett, Jasper.
Twenty-three grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Jerusalem
Baptist Church with the Revs. Gene Childers and Roy Blackwell officiating.
Singing was by Patsy Daniels and Helen Pharr. Interment followed in the
church cemetery with the grandsons serving as pallbearers.
    Roper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph Buchanan
    Mr. Ralph Buchanan, age 86 of Jasper and formerly of Marble Hill,
passed away Friday afternoon, April 6, 2001 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
in Marietta.
    Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Gene
Taylor, Jasper; sister, Bernice Wigington, Marble Hill; grandchildren,
Stephanie Poss, Jennifer and Jon Haiko and Brittney Taylor; and one
great-grandchild, Dustin Poss.
    The funeral service was held Monday, April 9 from Corinth Baptist
Church with the Rev. Charles O. Walker officiating. The remains lay in
state from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour. Interment followed in Sunrise
Memorial Gardens with Mark Duncan, John Poss, Donnie Holmes, Jerry Ray,
Billy Bagwell, James Buchanan and James Wingo serving as pallbearers.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Stephanie Baggett
    Miss Stephanie Baggett, age 20 of Mableton, passed away Monday,
March 20, 2001 at Kennestone Hospital from injuries sustained in an
accident.
    Miss Baggett was a member of the Revival Baptist Church and active
with the youth of the Welcome Grove Baptist Church. She would have
graduated from the Chattahoochee Technical College in June. She was
preceded in death by her grandfather, Rev. James Max Henson Sr. in 1999.
    Survivors include her parents, Clarence and Linda Baggett of
Mableton; fiance´, Daniel Lawrence of Marietta; sister and brother-in-law,
Vickie and Bruce Fossett of Dallas; brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and
Kim Baggett of Jasper; grandparents, J.D. and Lucille Baggett, Adairsville,
and Evelyn Henson of Mableton. Nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins
also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29 from the
Davis-Struempf Funeral Home Chapel in Austell with the Revs. Wesley
Fambrough and Brent Tatum officiating. Pallbearers were: James Max (Terry)
Henson III, Ryan and John Henson, Bryan Lawrence, Dewayne Howell, Darrell
Kennedy, Matt Worthington and Travis Causey. Interment followed in Powder
Springs Memorial Gardens.

George Gibson
    George W. Gibson, age 85 of the Hill City Community, passed away
Saturday evening, March 31, 2001 at North Fulton Regional Hospital in
Roswell.
    Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Gibson, Hill City; daughters,
Virginia Jones and Sharon Godfrey, both of Hill City; brother, Junior
Gibson, Fairmount; grandchildren, Greg and Elsie Jones, Angie and Matt
Weaver and Chris Godfrey.
    The funeral service was held Monday, April 2 at 2 p.m. from
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Harold Cantrell and Edwin
Weaver officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Phil
Mullinax, Robert Jones, Michael, David, Jerry and Andy Gibson serving as
pallbearers.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Callie Boyd
    Mrs. Callie B. Boyd, age 91 of Jasper, passed away Tuesday, March
27, 2001 at Mountainside Medical Center.
    She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Jim Boyd and John
and Kathy Boyd, all of Jasper; one sister-in-law, Fern Burgess, Jasper;
grandchildren, Mitchell Boyd, Kimbal and Rachel Jones and Brandy Mann;
seven great-grandchildren, Deanne and Kellie Boyd, Travis and Morgan Jones,
Crystal Harvill, Paul and Jessica Banks. Several nieces and nephews also
survive.
    The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29 from the
Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Harold Cantrell and Clyde Brock
officiating. Interment followed in Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery. The
following served as pallbearers: Ronnie, Ralph and Harold Burgess, Mike
Wofford, Danny Banks and Jeptha Greer. The family did accept flowers or you
may make donations to Burnt Mountain Center. 

Nancy Roper
    Nancy Bruce Roper, age 54 of Jasper, passed early Friday morning,
March 30, 2001 at her residence.
    Survivors are her husband, Butch Roper, Jasper; daughter and
son-in-law, Denise and Mark Mulkey, Jasper; brothers, Coleman Bruce,
Jasper, and Billy Jack Bruce, Dalton; sisters, Peggy Lowe, Tate, Georgia
Stansel, Canton, and Colleen Roberts, Jasper.
    The funeral service was held Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. from the
Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Corey Rich officiating.
Interment followed in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens with Jackie and Bradley
Bruce, Jeff Stansel, Greg Lowe, Dan Johnson and Tommy Fowler serving as
pallbearers. 

Winona Harris
    Mrs. Winona Harris, age 79 of Jasper, passed away Sunday, April 1,
2001 at Grandview Health Care Center in Jasper.
    She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Will
Hayes Pickett Jr., Jasper; one daughter-in-law, Wanda Harris, Marietta; one
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, J.W. and Lonita Harris of Ranger; two
sisters, Jenevyln Wells, Chatsworth, and Jean Cole, Decatur; three
grandchildren, Cris Harris, Marietta, Will Pickett III and Greg Pickett,
both of Jasper.
    The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 from the
Jasper United Methodist Church with the Rev. Herb Flanders officiating.
Interment followed in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens. The following served as
pallbearers: Bill Barrett, Jeff Pickett, Gary Reece, William Dilbeck, Jack
Dunn, Ernie Cole and Ben Reece. Honorary pallbearers were: Mark Whitfield,
Lee Dunn, M.T. McMurrian, Charles Collins and G.H. Perrow. The family
request in lieu of flowers make donations to Jasper United Methodist Church
Building Fund or Jasper First Baptist Church Building Fund.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

James Carney
    Mr. James Alton Carney, age 80 of Ball Ground, passed away on
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at Mountainside Medical Center.
    Survivors include his sister, Annie C. Smith of Ball Ground and
several cousins.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27 from the Old
Damascus Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Burgess officiating. Burial
followed in the church cemetery.
    Sosebee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

William Price
    William Russell Price, age 69 of Fairmount, passed away Thursday,
July 26, 2001 at his residence.
    Mr. Price was born Nov. 7, 1931 in Sylvania, Ga. to the late
William E. and Eva Taylor Price. He was a member of the Salacoa Kiwanis
Club, the Calhoun Community Chorus, the CHVA Antique Car Club, was a
national officer and member of the Buick Club and a Scoutmaster for over 30
years. Mr. Price was a member of the Fairmount First Baptist Church where
he taught the Men's Sunday School Class and sung in the choir. He retired
after 30 years of service from the Core of Engineers as a hydro-electronic
operator.
    He was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his wife,
Gail Price of Fairmount; daughter, Tracy Glass of Fairmount; sons and
daughters-in-law, Wesley and Cynthia Price of Acworth and Alan and Cindy
Price of Fairmount; mother and step-father, Eva and Joe Davis of Abbeville,
S.C.; brother, James Price of Abbeville. Seven grandchildren, one
great-grandson, several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fairmount
First Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Baggett officiating. Music was
arranged by Voices of Lee. Pallbearers were Dwight Henderson, Winfred
McDaniel, Harvey Woods, R.L. Mathis, Ray Tapp, Paul and Andrew Fazzino and
Bruce Kyle. Honorary pallbearers were the Men's Sunday School Class of
Fairmount First Baptist Church. Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Calhoun Falls, S.C. with the Rev.
Jerry Dalton officiating.
    Taylor Funeral Home, Fairmount Chapel, was in charge of the
arrangements.

Lucille Goodwin
    Mrs. Lucille Bruce Goodwin, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Friday
evening, July 27, 2001.
    Mrs. Goodwin was a native of and lifelong resident of Forsyth
County and a member of Four Mile Baptist Church in Pickens County. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Mark Goodwin and five grandchildren.
    Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Marcus and Essie
Goodwin, Ball Ground, Billy Goodwin of Sugar Hill and James Goodwin of
Suches; daughters and sons-in-law, Joann and Donnie Silvers, Gainesville,
Jean and Bill Smith, Pooler, Ga., Hazel and Lee (Boody) Wehunt of Ball
Ground, Mae and Ricky Lingerfelt, Dyan and Ronald Allen, Pam and Cliff
Smith, Mary Alice Goodwin, Deana Lingerfelt and Darlene Edwards, all of
Cumming, and Josie and Melvin King of Flowery Branch; step-daughter, Evelyn
Hendrix, Cartersville; sisters, Alene Day, Cedartown, and Mamie Bearden,
Cumming. Twenty-six grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral service was held Monday at 2 p.m. from Four Mile
Baptist Church with the Revs. Clyde Boling, Steve Chadwick and Bryan
Goodwin officiating.
    Ingram Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Joan Pistorio
    Mrs. Joan M. Pistorio, age 67 of Big Canoe, passed away Monday,
July 23, 2001 at her residence.
    She is survived by her husband, Anthony Pistorio, Big Canoe; two
sons, Mark Pistorio, San Antonio, Tx., and Tyge Pistorio, Knoxville, Tn.;
one daughter, Jamie Weems, Kennesaw; and five grandchildren, Alexa, Sean,
Rachel, Tyler and Eizah Pistorio.
    A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 26 from the
Big Canoe Chapel with the Rev. Jim Allen officiating. The family request in
lieu of flowers, make donations to Big Canoe Chapel in her memory.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

John Robb
    Mr. John Robb, age 67 of Jasper, passed away July 25, 2001 at
Mountainside Medical Center.
    He is survived by his sons, William and John Robb, both of
Woodstock, Kenneth Robb, Jasper, and Gary Robb, Germany; daughter, Vicky
Roberts, Florida; sisters, Charlotte Laramie, Lila Allen and Nordene
Bowler. Fifteen grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive. He
was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald and Walter Robb.
    A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Friday at the home of his son.
    Roper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Infant Andrew Chadwick
    Infant Andrew George Chadwick passed away July 26, 2001 at
Northside Hospital-Cherokee.
    He is survived by his parents, David and Debra Chadwick, Jasper;
sister, Brandy Leigh Chadwick, Jasper; grandparents, Pearnelle Greer,
Ellijay, and David and Barbara Chadwick, New York.
    The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Gospel
Temple with the Rev. Robert Lawson officiating. Interment followed in the
church cemetery with Eddie Stowe and Ray Hughes serving as pallbearers.
    Roper Funeral Home of Jasper in charge of the arrangements.

Onita Chastain
    Miss Onita Chastain, age 77 of Jasper, formerly of Cartersville,
passed away Friday, July 27, 2001 at her residence. She was the daughter of
J.W. and Emma Chastain and a faithful member of the Northside Church of
Christ for 29 years.
    She is survived by three sisters, Blanche, Iris and Montana
Chastain, all of Jasper. Remembered by many cousins, loved ones and good
friends.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29 from the
Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Mr. Douglas Sims and Mr. Norm Fields
officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. The following
served as pallbearers: Norm Fields, Ernest Burnette, Frank Medlin, Johnny
Boyd, Jake Robinson and Guy Dickenson. 

Herbert Barnes
    Mr. Herbert Floyd Barnes, age 69 of Jasper, passed away on Sunday,
July 29, 2001. Mr. Barnes retired from the Cherokee County Sheriff's
Department and was a member of the Riverdale Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Barbara Barnes of Canton; son, Herman
Floyd "H.F." Barnes of Jasper; daughters, Nashala Lynn Carmona of Alabama
and Barbara Ann Fowler of Jasper; brother, James Riley Barnes of Canton;
sister, Bettie Sue Bishop of Ball Ground. Twenty-one grandchildren and one
great-grandchild also survives.
    The funeral service was held Wednesday, August 1 at 2 p.m. from the
Riverdale Baptist Church with the Revs. Edwin Weaver and Thomas Wheeler
officiating. Burial followed in the Cherokee Memorial Park.
    Sosebee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Estie McGhee
    Mrs. Estie McGhee, age 88 of Jasper, passed away Saturday, July 28,
2001 at Mountainside Medical Center.
    She is survived by one son, Billy McGhee, Ellijay; three daughters,
Janis Stancil, Jane McGhee and Sue Payne, all of Jasper; one brother,
Herbert McArthur, Ranger; one sister, Minnie Westbrook, Jasper. Twelve
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. She was
predeceased by her husband, Clinton S. (Jack) McGhee; two sons, Sammy and
Jimmy McGhee; and one daughter, Diane Towery.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 30 from
Whitestone Baptist Church with Dr. Charlie Boggan and Rev. Corey Rich
officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The following
served as pallbearers: Mike Smith, Mike King, Cam and Danny Towery, Kelley,
Kelley and Max McGhee and Hank Edge.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Reba Golden
    Mrs. Reba Golden, age 88 of Jasper, passed away Monday, July 30,
2001 at Mountainside Medical Center.
    She is survived by one son, Steven Golden, Albany; three daughters,
Joanna Ray, Jasper, Nancy King, Apopka, Fl., and Avis Godfrey, Springfield,
Ga.; one sister, Jewell Cashin, Villa Rica. Fourteen grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 1 from
the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles O. Walker
officiating. Interment followed in Hill Crest Cemetery in Villa Rica. The
family request in lieu of flowers make donations to Wildwood Health Care
Christmas Fund. 

Carolyn Moore
    Mrs. Carolyn Denise (Mouse) Denson Moore, age 36 of Cumming,
formerly of Jasper, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2001 at Mountainside
Medical Center.
    She is survived by one son, Sam Moore, Cumming; one brother,
Charles Denson, Cedartown; two sisters, Jennie Jordan, Cedartown, and Diane
Denson, Villa Rica.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 4 from
the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Step officiating. 

Dorothy Beck
    Mrs. Dorothy (Dot) Beck, age 76 of Jasper, passed away Tuesday,
Nov. 6, 2001 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.
    She is survived by one son, James Beck, Jasper; one daughter, Rita
Stokes, Jasper; one brother, D.J. Free, Jasper. Three grandchildren, six
great-grandchildren and one niece also survives.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 from the
Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Childers officiating.
Interment followed in the Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery. The following
served as pallbearers: Guy, Pat and Randall Childers, Michael and Danny
Edwards and Teddy Howard. The family did accept flowers or donations to
help with the funeral bill. 

Lerida Bravo
    Mrs. Lerida Bravo, age 82 of Pembroke Pines, Fl., passed away
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001 at Mountainside Medical Center.
    She is survived by one daughter, Lazara Bravo Echols, Jasper; one
sister, Olga Gonzalez, Pembroke Pines; four grandchildren, Angelo Bravo Jr.
and Lisa Echols Hendrix, Jasper, Barbara Bravo Gallagher, Calhoun, and
Talani Casariego, Marietta. Five great-grandchildren also survive.
    The interment was held Saturday, Nov. 10 at Southern Memorial Park
in North Miami Beach, Fl. with Rivero Funeral Home in Hialeah, Fl. in
charge of the graveside service.
    Cagle Funeral Home of Jasper was in charge of the arrangements. 

Michael Daniel
    Infant Michael Daniel, one month old, passed away Monday, Nov. 12,
2001 at Athens Regional Hospital.
    He is survived by his parents, Dana Daniel, Locust Grove, Ga., and
Shelly Howard, Nicholson, Ga., grandmother, Barbara Fields Howard, Jasper;
great-grandmother, Inez Fields, Jasper; Godmother, Lonna Pendley,
Nicholson; one sister, Elizabeth Michelle Daniel, Locust Grove.
    The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 from the
Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Pastor Vince Mercardante officiating.
Interment followed in Sharp Top Baptist Church Cemetery. The following
served as pallbearers: Chris Pendley and Steve Howard. 

William Mulkey
    Mr. William Columbus Mulkey, age 69 of Fairmount, passed away
Friday, Nov. 16, 2001 at his home after a lengthy illness.
    Mr. Mulkey was born Oct. 23, 1932 in Gordon County to the late Mr.
and Mrs. Grady and May Mulkey. He retired after many years of service as an
equipment operator from Wilbanks Construction Company in Canton and was a
member of Salacoa Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by six sisters,
Helan Mulkey, Annie Ruth McDaniel, Lonetta Hall, Dorothy Parks, Doris
Bryant and Margurett Hancock; and two brothers, Herman and Billy Mulkey.
    Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marcelle Mulkey, Fairmount;
daughters, Beverly Holt and Robin Guthrie, both of Fairmount, and Judy
Jones, Rydal; sons, Andy Mulkey of Fairmount and Randy Mulkey of Jasper;
sisters, Gladys Hibbert of Adairsville, Betty Jean Hall of Calhoun and
Louise Patterson of Acworth; brother, Robert Mulkey of Fairmount;
grandchildren, Heather, Eric, Beth, Brook, Brandon, Nicole, Joshua, Cody,
Kane, Brandie and Kathryn; one great-grandson, Tanner. Several nieces,
nephews and cousins also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Salacoa
Baptist Church with the Revs. W.L. McSwain and David Mitchell officiating.
Mrs. Sally Jones arranged the music. Pallbearers were: Heath and Eric Holt,
Brandon Guthrie, Kane, Joshua and Cody Mulkey, Joey Bryant, Earl Jr. and
Phillip Townsend. Burial was in the church cemetery.
    Taylor Funeral Home, Fairmount Chapel, was in charge of the
arrangements.

Rose Devlin
    Mrs. Rose M. Devlin, age 80 of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., passed away
Friday morning, Nov. 2, 2001 at her home.
    She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Mr. Harry Devlin, Ft.
Lauderdale; son and daughter-in-law, H.A. and Bonnie Devlin, Bent Tree; and
two grandsons, H.A. Devlin III, University of Florida in Gainesville, and
Harris Devlin, Bent Tree.
    The memorial service was held on Nov. 13 at St. Basil Church,
Miami, Fl. with Father Peter officiating.

Willie Padgett
    Mr. Willie C. Padgett, age 59 of Talking Rock, passed away
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at Wellstar Community Hospice in Austell, Ga.
    He is survived by one son, Chris Padgett, Atlanta; one daughter,
Becky Burch, Covington; four brothers, J.T. Padgett, Ball Ground, Terry,
Ronnie and Marvin Padgett, all of Jasper; four sisters, Carolyn Taylor,
Kingston, Sharon Daily, Waynesville, N.C., Ellen Smith, Chattanooga, Tn.,
and Erma Lee Morris, Jasper. Three grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 from the
Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. J.T. Padgett and Ronnie Padgett
officiating. Interment followed in Four Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. The
following served as pallbearers: Chad Ray, James and Jason Morris, Jarome
Padgett, Jonathon Ray and Rickey Smith. 

Rita Teem
    Ms. Rita Teem, age 48 of Ball Ground, passed away on Thursday, Dec.
13, 2001 at her residence. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and
retired from the manufacturing of Fiber Cable.
    Survivors include her son, Jonathan Salay of Ball Ground; daughter,
Ann Cox of Ringgold, Ga.; sisters, Rebecca Teem of New York, N.Y. and
Martha Imbriano of Jasper.
    The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 from the
Salem Baptist Church with the Revs. Gene Childers, Buddy Roper, Max West
and Black McClure officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
    Sosebee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

L.B. Flowers Sr.
    Mr. L.B. Flowers Sr., age 67 of Waleska, passed away Sunday, Dec.
9, 2001 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton.
    He is survived by his wife, Mary Flowers, Waleska; sons, Billy and
L.B. Flowers Jr., both of Jasper; daughter, Shirley Floyd of Monroe;
brothers, Jackie Flowers, Ball Ground, Freddie Flowers, Rome, and Wade
Flowers, Salacoa; sisters, Katherine McDonald, Carolyn Patterson and
Kristine Poole, all of Bartow County. Nine grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 from the
Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with the Rev. Jonathan Quinn Lambert
officiating. Interment followed in the Lake Forest Memorial Park in Jasper.

Clifford Hensley
    Mr. Clifford Hensley, age 85 of Jasper, passed away Thursday, Dec.
13, 2001 at the Mountainside Medical Center. He was retired from the
Georgia Marble Company and a member of Berean Baptist Church.
    He is survived by his wife, Katie Smith Hensley, Jasper; daughters
and sons-in-law, Dorthy and Jimmy Rittenberry and Mary Nell and C.W. Logan,
all of Talking Rock, Betty Jean and Billy Reece, Whitestone, Elaine and
Downy Logan, Jasper, and Evelean and Deryl Hyde, Ellijay; brother, Herbert
Hensley, Ryo Community; sisters, Bonnie Corn, Ranger, and Jewell Goble,
Ramhurst. Fourteen grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one
great-great-grandchild also survives.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Mt. Pisgah
Baptist Church with the Revs. Wallace Parks and Jerry Nolan officiating.
Music was by the James Hensley Family. The interment followed in the church
cemterey with the following serving as pallbearers: Larry and Garry
Rittenberry, William Reece, Chad, Greg and Lamar Logan. The following
served as honorary pallbearers: Shane Logan, Randy and Daniel Rittenberry,
Dustin Summer, Matthew and Tim Hyde.
    Roper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Juanita Stargel
    Mrs. Juanita Stargel, age 71 of Tate, passed away Monday, Dec. 10,
2001 at St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta.
    She is survived by her husband, Paul Stargel of Tate; one daughter
and son-in-law, Janice and Brian Fox, Ball Ground; one sister and
brother-in-law, Barbara and Rev. Charles Callahan, Kennesaw; one
granddaughter, Emma Fox, Ball Ground.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday from Cool Springs
Baptist Church in Tate with the Revs. Eddie Martin and Billy Emmett
officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were:
Tim, Sam and Matt Callahan, Curtis, Dennis, Tony, Kenneth and Charles
Stargel.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Wiley Mulkey
    Mr. Wiley Mulkey, age 64 of Talking Rock, passed away Saturday,
Jan. 19, 2002 at Fannin Regional Hospital.
    He is survived by three sons, Stanley Mulkey, Blue Ridge, Randy
Mulkey, Ludville, and Danny Mulkey, Ellijay; two daughters, Mary Jane
Hopkins, Jasper, and Hazel Johnson, Hinton; four brothers, Coy, Abe and Lee
Mulkey, all of Ludville, and Ed Mulkey, Ranger; two sisters, Betty
Childers, Jerusalem Community, and Tamara Young, Oakmond. Nine
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 from
Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Hightower officiating.
Interment followed in the church cemetery. The following served as
pallbearers: Greg Hampton, Ernie Brown, Mike Wiggly, Dale Chastain, Robert
Hales, Danny Childers and Larry Cochran.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Lula Hendrix
    Mrs. Lula Bell Hendrix, age 65 of Ranger, passed away Wednesday,
Jan. 23, 2002 at Gordon Health Care Center following an extended illness.
    Mrs. Hendrix was born on Jan. 22, 1937 in Murray County, daughter
of the late Joe and Ruby Silvers Blaylock. She was also preceded in death
by a grandson, Jeremey Scott Hendrix, and by a sister, Sue Kelley. During
her lifetime, Mrs. Hendrix was employed in the textile industry and was a
member of the Hopewell Baptist Church at Oakman, Ga.
    She is survived by her husband, Blanton Hendrix, to whom she was
married for 41 years; two sons, Rev. Jeff and Rachel Hendrix and Gerald
Randy and Lynn Hendrix, all of Ranger; three grandchildren, Rose England,
Joshua Adam and Chasity Hope Hendrix; two sisters, Mrs. Benny Joe Thomason
of Chatsworth and Mrs. Mary Nell Hall of Ranger. Aunts, uncles, cousins,
nieces and nephews also survive.
    The funeral service was held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Hopewell
Baptist Church with the Revs. Curtis Easley and James Smith officiating.
The Hendrix Family arranged the singing. Interment followed in the church
cemetery.
    Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun was in charge of the
arrangements.

Minnie Akin
    Minnie Nell Akin, age 84 of Martin, Ga., passed away Monday evening
at her residence.
    Born April 12, 1917 in Franklin County, she was the widow of the
late John Clayton Akin. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce, a
sister, Edna Mabry, and four brothers, Charles, Horace, Ray and Herbert
Spears. She was a retired school teacher and taught in the Jeff Davis
County School System. She was a member of the Allens United Methodist
Church.
    Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Akin; son-in-law, Rodger
Loasby; one grandson, David and Martina Henderson, all of Marietta; and one
granddaughter, Elizabeth Henderson of Costa Mesa, Ca.
    The funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 from the
Allens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Merritt Waters officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
    Ginn Funeral Home of Carnesville was in charge of the arrangements.

Kelly Sanders
    Mr. Kelly Sanders, age 39 of Holly Springs, passed away Tuesday,
Dec. 18, 2001 from a heart attack.
    Survivors include his wife, June Sanders, Holly Springs; two
daughters, Tonya and Lesley Sanders, both of Holly Springs; five brothers,
Randy and John Sanders, both of Holly Springs, Tony Sanders, Kennesaw, Mike
Sanders of Woodstock and Gregg Sanders of Roswell; six sisters, Barbara
Sanders of Canton, Linda Sanders of St. Simons Islands, Carolyn Haygood and
Sally Free, both of Jasper, Angela Sanders of Athens and Melissa McWaters
of Dawsonville. Nephews and nieces also survive.
    The funeral service was held Dec. 21 from Sosebee Funeral Home in
Canton with the Rev. James Phillips officiating. Burial was in Macedonia
Memorial Park with the following serving as pallbearers: Randy, John, Mike,
Tony and Gregg Sanders, Mike Miller, Chuck Watson, Raymond Densmore and
Randy Gillispie.

Doris Deboard
    Mrs. Doris Deboard, age 67 of Jasper, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22,
2002 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
    She is survived by her husband, Berchard Deboard, Jasper; two
daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Mike Grimes, Big Canoe, and Donna
and Teddy Cawley, Hinton Community; one brother, Frank Mosley, Powder
Springs; two grandchildren, Mason Cawley and Hannah Howell; two
great-grandchildren, Nicholas Cawley and Hunter Howell. Several nieces and
nephews also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 from
Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Revs. Edwin Weaver, Joey DuBois and
Moss Fountain officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens
with the following serving as pallbearers: Gary Mosley, Mason Cawley,
Jackie Norton, Bernard Jones, Joey and Jamie Fleming.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Leon Free
    Mr. Leon Arlington Free, age 75, passed away at Northside
Hospital-Cherokee Jan. 27, 2002. He was a member of Chalcedonia Baptist
Church, a Navy veteran and was employed as a fence installer foreman.
    Survivors include his sons, Jaral and Joel Free, both of Jasper,
and Johnny Free, Holly Springs; sisters, Ruth Wehunt and JoAnn Worley, both
of Canton. Four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. from the
Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ray Mauldin officiating. Interment
followed in the Chalcedonia Cemetery.

Elanor Thomas
    Mrs. Elanor R. Thomas, age 85 of Blue Ridge, passed away Monday,
Jan. 21, 2002 at Copper Basin Medical Center in Copperhill, Tn.
    She is survived by her husband, Elliott Thomas, Blue Ridge; two
sons, Elliott R. Thomas, Hearst, Tx., and Harold Thomas, Blue Ridge; two
daughters, Virginia Thomas Key, Blue Ridge, and Katheryne Rawlins, Honeoye,
N.Y. Three grandchildren also survive.
    A memorial service and inurement was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at
Sunrise Memorial Gardens Chapel Mausoleum in Jasper with Father Dennis
officiating.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Lona Fowler
    Mrs. Lona Marie Sluder Fowler, age 71 of Fairmount, Ga., passed
away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Ga.
She was born March 21, 1930 in Gordon County, the daughter of the late
Charlie and Emma (Hollifield) Sluder. Her brothers, Clyde and Clem Sluder,
and sisters, Vestia Hammontree and Jeanette Sheppard, also preceded her in
death.
    She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Allen Fowler of
the residence; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Kathy Fowler of
Clarksville; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Fowler and Bill Echols of
Jackson, Mrs. Ruth Fowler and Frank Hummell III of Duluth; brothers, Ernest
Sluder of Sonoraville, Jordan Sluder of Calhoun and Jimmy Sluder of Oakman;
sisters, Hazel Ratcliff, Chatsworth, Geneva Brown and Ruby Ratcliff, both
of Oakman; grandchildren, Preston Fowler, Frank Hummell IV, Jonathan
Hummell, Karis Fowler, Serenity and Jade Echols. Several nieces and nephews
also survive.
    The funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. from the
Fairmount First Baptist Church with the Revs. Rick Baggett, Charles Ivan
and Doug McSwain officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove
(Ryo) Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Taylor-Ponders Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ray Portwood
    Mr. Ray Portwood, age 68 of Jasper and formerly of Carrollton,
passed away at the residence Friday evening, Jan. 25, 2002.
    Survivors include his son, Ken Portwood, Jasper; daughter, Sharon
Young, Flagstaff, Az.; and two grandsons, Taylor and Trevor Young.
    The funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. from the
Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Herb Flanders officiating.
Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens with the USMC from Dobbins
Air Force Base in charge of military graveside service. The following
served as pallbearers: Bud Barnes, Tommy and Trevor Young, Henry, Frank and
Joe Barnes. The family did accept flowers or make donations to local
Chapter 47 DAV in Pickens County.

Jessie Raye
    Mrs. Jessie Raye, age 63 of Nelson, Ga., passed away Saturday, Jan.
26, 2002 at her home after a brief illness.
    Survivors include her husband, Grady Raye of the home; son, Stephen
Raye of Jasper; three daughters, Shirley Holcomb and Sylvia Bruce, both of
Ball Ground, and Sondra Cheshire of Jasper; two brothers, Buddy Bozeman of
Locus Grove and Charlie Bozeman of Destin, Fl.; four sisters, Edna Duckett
and Opal Kinsman, both of Nelson, Mildred Wilson, Jasper, and Carol Henson,
Canton. Nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. from the
Nelson Baptist Church with interment following in the Bethesda Baptist
Church Cemetery with the Revs. LeRoy Kelly, Sam Harbin and John Hollaway
officiating. The following served as pallbearers: A.C. Coleman, Jimmy
Totherow, John Roper, Donnie Fowler, Charlie Padgett, Howard Ray, Greg Redd
and Rob Young. The family will accept flowers or you may make a donation to
the Nelson Baptist Church Building fund.
    Roper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Beulah Cagle
    Mrs. Beulah Cagle, age 94 of Buford, formerly of Jasper, passed
away on Jan. 21, 2002 at Generous Care Giving Apartment.
    She is survived by one granddaughter, Cathy Edwards, Suwanee; two
great-grandchildren, Jason and Kyle Edwards.
    The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 from
Bethany Baptist Church with the Revs. Gene Childers, Bill Lawrence and
Johnny McPherson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
The following served as pallbearers: David Ingram, John Tipton, Eddie
Davenport, Nick Nixon, Robert Taylor and Rudy Wehunt. The family did accept
flowers or make donations to Bethany Baptist Church.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bernice Lawson
    Mrs. Bernice Lawson, age 71 of the Yellow Creek Community, passed
away early Monday morning, Jan. 28, 2002 at Mountainside Medical Center in
Jasper.
    Surviving are the husband, Jim Lawson, Yellow Creek; sons and
daughter-in-law, Dick and Cookie Lawson and David Lawson, all of Yellow
Creek; daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Fred Talley, Talking Rock; brother
and sister-in-law, Buster and Carol Roper, Gainesville; sister-in-law,
Blanche Strickland, Jasper. Seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild,
several nieces and nephews also survive.
    The funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 30 from Mica Baptist
Church with the Revs. Sylvester Ridings, Clyde Boling and Steve Chadwick
officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were:
Ricky and Kenny Dobson, Mark Stancil, Scott and Joe Lawson and Seth Talley.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Maecile Jones
    Mrs. Maecile R. Jones, age 89 of Jasper, passed away at Grandview
Health Care Center in Jasper Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002.
    Surviving are the daughter and son-in-law, Lucile and Arthur
Atkins, Jasper; sister, Glenna Padgett, Jasper; granddaughter, Margie Bray;
great-grandchildren, Steve, Dusty and Angela Atkins and A.J. Bray;
great-great-grandson, Skyler Atkins; granddaughter-in-law, Jan and Lenny
Payne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Jones, and a
grandson, Reggie Atkins.
    The family did accept flowers or donations may be made to the
Diabetic Association or the Philadelphia Baptist Church.
    Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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