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Obituaries for October 9, 2014; Bertha Mullinax, Kathleen Wilson, Lois Padgett, Emma Jean Mullins, Dick Godfrey, Christopher Mordenga, B.J. Cannady

Bertha Mullinax
    Ms. Bertha Faye Mullinax, age 83 of Jasper, passed away at Grandview Health Care on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
    She is survived by her brothers, D.W. and Seaborn Mullinax, both of Jasper, and several nieces and nephews. 
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 6, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Gene Childers and Jeremy Mullinax officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Wayne Eaton, Ricky, David, Daniel, Doug and Sam Mullinax and Roger Wooten. Cagle Funeral Home was honored to serve the Mullinax family.

Kathleen Wilson
    Mrs. Kathleen Wilson, age 85 of the Ryo Community, departed this life Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at her residence.
    Kathleen was born October 7, 1928, in Jasper, Ga., a daughter of the late Andrew and Muriel Mullins Thomason. She was also preceded in death by her son, Tim Wilson; brother, Otis Thomason; and sisters, Josiphene Thomason, Marie Baker and Joan Arp.
    She is survived by her son, Homer Thomason, Lilburn, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Butch Brendel of Hinton, Ga., Margie Wilson, Ryo, and Connie and Rick Luense, Rydal, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Phyllis Thomason, Calhoun, Ga.; sisters and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Rembert Stewart and Nora Lee Bunch, Hinton, Ga.; special friend, Hayes Brooks, Jasper; daughter-in-law, Angie; grandchildren, Hollie Battle, Stephanie Owens, Leigh-Ann Alexander, Deke Hightower, Jennifer Wilson, Jordan Wilson and Amy Luense; and five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    The service to celebrate her life was held Saturday, October 4, at 2 p.m. from the County Line Baptist Church with the Revs. Lamar Beason, Jesse Posey and Jerry Banks officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
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Lois Padgett
    Mrs. Lois Pauline Padgett, age 92 of Marietta, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at Northside Hospital-Cherokee.         Mrs. Padgett was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where she was the oldest living member.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Goss Padgett. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Brenda Padgett, Ellijay, Michael and Debra Padgett, St. Simons Island, and Joey and Patsy Padgett, Marietta. Four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 6, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Revs. James Thompson, Moss Fountain, Myron Chatham and Brother David Jones officiating. The internment followed at the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Justin and Josh Padgett, Jeff Patterson, Bo Qualls, Steve Brock and Mike Padgett.  Honorary pallbearers were: Tommy Qualls, Johnny Brock and Stanley and Gary Dean.
    Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper.

Emma Jean Mullins
    Mrs. Emma Jean Mullins, age 73 of Union City, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Mullins. She is survived by her sons, Michael Jerome Purter, Tony Lamont Purter and Fredrick Cameron Purter, all of Union City; brothers, Jim Pye, Jr., Nelson, and Leon G. Pye, Decatur; and sisters, Virginia L. Pye, Douglasville, Vivian Delores Chapman, Nelson, Sandra Diane Thomas, Atlanta, and April L. Pye, Douglasville.
    The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, at Pilgrim Baptist Church with the Rev. John H. Brown officiating.  Mrs. Mullins will lie in state from noon until the funeral hour. Visitation will be on Friday, October 10, from 2-8 p.m. at Roper Funeral Home. Interment will be at Lake Forest Memorial Park. Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper.

Dick Godfrey
    Mr. Charles Dick Godfrey, age 85 of Apollo Beach, Fl., passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Life Path Hospice House in Ruskin, Fl.
    Dick was born and raised in Pickens County. He served his country proudly in the United States Army.
    He is survived by his wife, Barbara Godfrey, Apollo Beach; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Tim Beckwith, Michigan; and sisters, Betty Godfrey, Ruby Daugherty and Mildred Garner, all of Talking Rock, Ga. Two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by mother and father, Mary and Hubert Godfrey; and brothers, Ralph, Emmett, Jack and Pat Godfrey.
    Services were handled by Zipperer’s Funeral Home in Ruskin, Fl. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to Life Path Hospice House, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Fl., in the name of Charles Godfrey.

Christopher Mordenga
    In loving memory of Christopher J. Mordenga, age 67 of Jasper, who passed away at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Saturday, September 27, 2014.
    Chris was also known as “Chris Morgan” on the radio and all through his radio career.  He was born on November 15, 1946, in Rochester, N.Y.  During Chris’ childhood his family moved to Ft. Pierce, Fl.  He was a graduate of Dan McCarty High School, Class of 1964.  In 1973 he moved to Georgia where he remained until his sudden passing.
    Chris loved music, especially oldies. He worked at several Atlanta radio stations during his career. The first station was WPLO. His longest run as a radio broadcaster was at WQXI 790AM. He had a “Sunday Night Oldies Show” for a number of years at several locations, with the last one being at Johnny’s Hide Away. He also worked at Lake 102, Country 105.7, 680 The Fan, Kicks, Sunny 100 and Cool 105.7. For a few years he and his wife ran the Caboose Cafe in Blue Ridge, Ga.
    Chris leaves behind his wife, Cheryl of 25 years; daughter and son-in-law, Windy and Chuck Allen, Land O Lakes, Fl,; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Sarah Shoemake, Savannah, Ga.; stepson, Tommy McCloskey, Winder, Ga.; and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy Hoskins. Her husband, Mike of Land O Lakes, Fl., survives.
    Dr. Vince Smith will officiate a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, at Northside Park Baptist Church, 1877 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30325-0917. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Church in his memory for Operation Christmas Child. Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mordenga family.

B.J. Cannady
    Mr. B.J. Cannady, age 62 of Jasper, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
    He is survived by his wife, Sandra Cannady, Jasper; son, Joey Cannady, Hinton Community; step-sons, Thomas Ray and Nicholas Ray, Jasper; daughters, Delila Smelcer and Heather Cannady, Jasper; and brothers and sister-in-law, Roy Cannady and Alvin and Sherry Cannady, all of Jasper. Eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
    The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 9, at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Steven Chapman and Joey Cannady officiating. Interment will follow directly after at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers are: Allex Cannady, Joshua Crump and Jacob, Eric, Jarrett and Levi Ray. Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Canady family.