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Obituaries for April 28, 2011: Ronald Burnley, Jeanne Hilton, Dimple Stokes, Arthur Pieper

Ronald Burnley
Mr. Ronald Huel Burnley, age 55 of Jasper, formerly of Rock Mart, passed away Sunday evening as the result of an automobile accident.
He is survived by his daughter, Tisa Reynolds, Jasper; son, Rueben Burnley, Jasper; brothers, Frankie Burnley, Rock Mart, Terry Burnley, Ohio, Ricky Burnley, Rock Mart, and Sammy Jackson, Cedartown; sisters, Shelia Painter, Rome, and Diane Hogue, Jasper; and grandchildren, Ben Burnley, Courtland Norton, Seth Reynolds, Kenji and Gavin Burnley, all of Jasper.
The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. Inurnment followed in Rock Mart Memorial Gardens. Flowers were accepted but donations can be made to  the Ronald Burnley Memorial Fund at Roper Funeral Home.         www.roperfuneralhome.com

Jeanne Hilton
Jeanne Ihlenfeld Hilton, age 83 of Cartersville, passed away Friday, April 15, 2011, at Floyd Medical Center.
Mrs. Hilton was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Marietta. She was a retired bookkeeper and member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alfred W. Ihlenfeld.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Hilton, Carterville; daughters, Patricia Spivey, Smyrna, and Barbara Gonzalez, Acworth; grandchildren, Andrew Spivey, Jesse McWhorter and Jillian Logan; and great-grandchildren, Keira and Kendra Logan and Jasper McWhorter.
A memorial service was held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at Star Manor Assisted Living in Cartersville with the Rev. Larry Russell officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Georgia National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Tx. 75284-0692, or online www.americanheart.org. Sosebee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
www.sosebeefuneralhome. com

Dimple Stokes
Mrs. Dimple H. (Dot) Stokes, age 69 of Jasper, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Odies Stokes, Jasper; sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Cathy Stokes, Ellijay, and Steve Stokes, Jasper; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris Raines, Jasper, Shirley Edwards, Ball Ground, Barbara and Bobby Huskins, Dawsonville, and Margie and John Stinnette, Cartersville; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Donna Hughes, Jasper; and grandson, Doug Stokes.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Randy Weaver, Jason Phillips and Gene Childers officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Gilmer County. Pallbearers were: Doug Stokes, Eric Hanna, Jeff Raynes, Greg Edwards, Randy Huskins and Dennis Hughes. The family did accept flowers or donations may be made to Cagle Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses.
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Arthur Pieper
Mr. Arthur Pieper, age 90 of Jasper, passed away April 19, 2011, at Brian Center in Canton, Ga., following a period of declining health.
Mr. Pieper was born on March 30, 1921, in Chicago, Il., to the late Hugo and Ella Blum Pieper. Art was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lois Mielke Pieper; son, Phillip Pieper; son-in-law, Henry Reynolds; and brothers, Howard, Edmund and Hugo, Jr.
After graduating from Knox College with a BS degree in Physics, Art served his country during WW II in the U.S. Navy on the development of sonar. After leaving the service he met and married his wife, Lois, in 1947 then returned to school to earn his Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin. In 1949 he started working at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory where he spent his 30-year career in nuclear physics beginning in the Sound Division and eventually in research in the Cyclotron Division. Art and Lois raised their family of four in Alexandria, Va.
After his retirement in 1977, Art and Lois moved to Luray, Va., in the Shenandoah Valley where he pursued his lifelong interest in gardening, building projects and his new interest in bird watching that he shared with his wife. During their retirement years they traveled from one end of the country to the other and even realized their dream of travel to Alaska in their 80’s. In later year they relocated to Woodstock, Va., and then to Salisbury, Md., to be close to their daughter Pam. In 2008 Lois and Art moved to an in-law apartment to live with Pam and Kirk in Jasper, Ga.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Kirk Kondos, Jasper; daughter, Paige Reynolds, St. Louis Mo.; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Lynne Pieper, Chicago, Il.; daughter-in-law, Karen LaFleur Pieper, New Preston, Ct.; sister, Ruth Mueller Pieper, Califon, N.J.; and brother, Richard Pieper, Erwin, Tn. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and Airiel Maimone, the fiance of grandson Justin Green, who assisted him as a devoted caregiver to Art in the last seven months of his life.
A graveside ceremony, to be scheduled at a later date, will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga., with military honors performed by the Pickens County DAV Chapter #47 Honor Guard. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
www.caglefuneralhome.com