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Obituaries for May 3, 2012; Leron Moore, Sr., Jewell Smith, Terry Hodgens, Bessie Bagwell, Tim Roebuck, Brandon Meadors, Wendell Logan, Mettie Hendrix, Howard W. Ray

Leron Moore, Sr.

Mr. Leron Moore, Sr., age 84 of Tate, Ga., passed away on Monday, April 23 2012, at  Northside Hospital-Cherokee following a period of declining health.

Born August 12, 1927, in Pickens County, Ga., Mr. Moore was the son of the late James and Essie Stephens Moore. Mr. Moore worked in the marble industry as a quarry worker at Georgia Marble.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lois Moore, Tate; son and daughter-in-law, Leron Moore, Jr. and Delores Moore, Tate; and daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Terence Norman, Marietta, Ga., and Alethia and Reginald Dawkins, Smithfield, Va. Four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.

The funeral service was held on Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with the Dr. Reginald Dawkins officiating. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

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Jewell Smith

Mrs. Jewell Waters Smith, age 93 of Jasper, formerly of Ellijay, passed away April 24, 2012, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Smith; and sons, Hank, Norman and Glenn Smith.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Janelle and John Phillips, Alabama, Louise and Hazel Smith and Brenda and George Weaver, all of Jasper; son, Junior Smith, Ellijay; daughters-in-law, Bonnie Smith, Talking Rock, and Doris Smith, Jasper; sister, Violet Adams, Calhoun; brothers, Winston Waters, Calhoun, and J.V. Waters. Chattanooga; and sister-in-law, Katie Hensley, Ellijay. Fourteen grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive.

The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. Interment followed in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Terry Hodgens

Mr. Terry Herbert Hodgens, age 50, of Nelson, Ga., died Monday, April 23, 2012, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital following a sudden illness.

Born April 11, 1962, in Pickens County, Mr. Hodgens worked at Ace Hardware in Jasper and also in security for the Big Canoe Community.

Survivors include his father, Herbert “Cub” Hodgens, Nelson; sister, Sherry Hodgens, Nelson; and aunts and uncle, Carol Rathbun, Franklin, N.C., and Michael and Wynett Hodgens, Canton, Ga. Mr. Hodgens was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Sue Parker Hodgens.

At his request, Mr. Hodgens was cremated. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29 from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with the Rev. James Rich officiating.

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Bessie Bagwell

Mrs. Bessie Lee Bagwell, age 79 of Marble Hill, passed away April 22, 2012, at the Heritage Health Care of Jasper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Dean Bagwell; parents, Charlie and Burnice Wigington; and brother, JC Wigington.

She is survived by her sons, Billy Bagwell, Jasper, Johnny Bagwell, Marble Hill, and Jason Bagwell, Fairmount; daughters, Jenny McBee, Canton, Betty Hollifield, Ball Ground, and Eva Yother, Jasper; and brother-in-law, Hubert Bagwell. Four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Stacy Smith officiating. Roper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Tim Roebuck

Mr. Tim Roebuck, age 32 of the Yellow Creek Community, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

Tim was a member of Ophir Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Tim loved people and never met a stranger.

Survivors include his parents, Dinah and Loyd Roebuck, Yellow Creek; and brother, Travis Roebuck, Yellow Creek. Several aunts, uncles, cousins and many other special family and friends also survive.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Ophir Baptist Church with the Revs. John Holaway, Johnny Eubanks, Terry Cowart and Troy Milford officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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Brandon Meadors

Mr. Brandon Meadors, age 41 of Cartersville, Ga., passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2012, at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

Survivors include his parents, Dr. Kenneth and Nancy Meadors, Cartersville; brothers and sister-in-law, Kenneth Larry and Kimberly Meadors, Horseshoe Lake, Ar., and Lyle Meadors, Cartersville; and sister and brother-in-law, Donia and Chris Culberson, Decatur.

The funeral service was held Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at Covenant Cathedral in Cedartown with Bishop David Huskins officiating. Interment followed after the funeral service at Rome Memorial Park. Pallbearers were: Josh McAbee, Paul Lottner, Mark Spellman, Wesley Meadors and Richard Horst Jr. The family requests memorials to CLCC Vision Fund. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Wendell Logan

Mr. Wendell Loyd Logan, age 63 of Calhoun, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, following several years of declining health.

He was born in Gilmer County on March 18, 1949, the son of the late Mark and Opal Inez Taylor Logan.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers and sister-in-law, Homer and Dot Logan and Jim and Downey Logan; and sisters, Nettie Joe Logan Hall, Shelby Jean Logan Reese, Marie Lee Logan and Christine Logan.

Before becoming disabled, Mr. Logan was employed with Northwest Georgia Paving. He attended the Calhoun Community Church.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Martha Jane Chastain Logan, of the residence; son, Marcus Logan, Calhoun; brothers, Clifford and C.W. Logan, both of Talking Rock, Ronnie Logan, Calhoun, and Wayne Logan, Jasper; sisters, Minnie Easley, Ellijay, and Gail Pettigrew, Jasper; and grandchildren, Stone and Alea Logan, both of Calhoun. Nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law and other relatives also survive.

The funeral service was held Monday, April 30, at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Freeman officiating. Music was arranged by Kevin and Linda Baggett. Interment followed in Pleasant Grove (Ryo) Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Mettie Hendrix

Mrs. Mettie Elizabeth Hendrix, age 88 of Ranger, Ga., passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at Gordon Health Care following several years of declining health.

She was born in Pickens County, Ga., on August 9, 1923, the last child of the late Neal and Annie Chastain Young. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Hendrix was employed with Embassy Carpets and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Randolph Hendrix; son, Rembert Hendrix; brothers, Joe, Charlie and William Young; sisters, Julie Stone, Violet Silvers, Vesti Young and Janelle Mulkey; grandchildren, Grant Everett and Randy Hendrix; and daughters-in-law, Lula Bell and Juanita Hendrix.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Clinton, Truman and Glenda Hendrix, Blanton and Kate Hendrix, all of Ranger, and Wanda Hendrix; and grandchildren, Jeff Hendrix, Jaronda Crook, Rochelle Cantrell, Karen Hendrix, Charlene Bramlett, Greg Hendrix, Fanchon Stuart, Jason Hendrix, Charity Queen and Chanda Reese. Eighteen great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

The funeral service to celebrate her life was held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Smith officiating. Music was arranged by the Noland Family. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery in Pickens County. Grandsons, great-grandsons and great-great grandsons served as pallbearers.

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Howard W. Ray

Mr. Howard W. Ray, age 79 of Ball Ground, Ga., passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

Mr. Ray is survived by his wife, Rebecca Ray, Ball Ground; daughter and son-in-law, Jorene and Billy Cleghorn, Canton; and grandchildren, Jodi and Jason Frank, Monroe, Ga., and Jacob Cleghorn of Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Ray was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry Poole.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Bishop Lance Johnson officiating. Local Chapter 47 DAV in charge of military rites after the funeral service. The family did accept flowers or you may make memorials to the charity of your choice.

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