Mr. Jack Gilbert Justice, age 81 of Jasper, Ga., died Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper following a sudden illness.
Born Feb. 15, 1932, in Akron, Oh., he was the son of the late Lawrence and Jennie McCord Justice. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angela Justice Johnson.
Mr. Justice was a United States Air Force veteran and had been employed by the Life of Maryland Insurance Company where he was the vice president of Marketing.
Survivors include, his wife of 61 years, Lenore Justice, Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Tom Liberatore, Jasper; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Lawrin and Sara Justice, Jasper, Mark William and Glennie Justice, Noblesville, In., and Bradley Raymond and Joan Justice, Reisterstown, Md.; grandchildren, Allison Thompson, Daniel and Irene Liberatore, Christopher and Brittany Liberatore, Eric Justice and Kirsten Justice; and great-grandchildren, Angelina Thompson, Emma Grace Liberatore, Ethan Liberatore and Ezekiel Thompson.
At his request, Mr. Justice was cremated. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory of Jasper.
Francesco Pascarella, Jr.
Mr. Francesco Pascarella, Jr., age 57 of Jasper, Ga., died Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Jasper from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Born June 1, 1956, in New Haven, Ct., he was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Janet S. and Donald C. Mason.
Mr. Pascarella had worked as a sales representative for Moog Automotive Company.
Survivors include his son, Francesco Pascarella, III, Acworth, Ga.; daughter, Christina Marie Pascarella, Roswell, Ga.; father and step-mother, Francesco and Phyllis Pascarella, Sr., Denver, Co.; and sister and brother-in-law, Roseann and Harry Tripp, Sr., Roswell, Ga. Three nephews, 1one great-nephew and one great-niece also survive.
At his request, Mr. Pascarella was cremated. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 8, at the Transfiguration Catholic Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta, Ga. 30066. Arrangements and services are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory of Jasper.
Jane King Garner passed away Wednesday July 31, 2013, at her home after a long battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 29, 1932, in Dothan, Al., to the late Jesse Whitfield King and Marguerite Moody King.
Jane and her husband Jim were both raised in Dothan. After several moves including Albuquerque, N.M., Cleveland, Oh., and Auburn, Al., they located in Marietta in 1957. There she had an active life in the community. She was a member and past president of Town and Country Jr. Woman’s Club and active in her local church. Jane was employed by the Cobb County Board of Education until she retired in 1985. At that time she and Jim moved to Jasper and she and their son, Kirk, established Garner Ace Hardware. Jane was a member of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary and a long-time volunteer of the Community Thrift Store also serving on the Board of Directors. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Jasper and for many years attended the Dorcas Sunday School Class and served the children in Vacation Bible School.
Jane is survived by her husband of 62 years, James R. Garner; son, Kirk Garner, and his wife Laura Garner, Jasper; daughter, Debra G. Spence, and her husband Bill Spence, Grove Port, Oh.; brother, Whitfield King, and his wife Carolyn, Birmingham, Al.; brother-in-law and his wife, John Zack Almand and Diane, Dallas Tx.; sister-in-law, Jan Almand Perez, and her husband, Barry Perez; and seven grandchildren, Lindsey, Kristen and Addie Garner and Rosemary Bayliss, Michelle Hamilton, Amy Henderson and Josh Spence. Eight great-grandchildren and three nephews also survive.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday August 3, from the First Baptist Church of Jasper with Dr. Jimmy Lewis officiating. The entombment of the cremains took place on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the Jasper First Baptist Church. The family of Mrs. Jane Garner has entrusted her arrangements to the staff of Roper Funeral Home.
Mr. David Winfield Holmes, age 87 of Jasper, Ga., passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Wildwood Health Care Facility.
Mr. Holmes was born on July 9, 1926, in Pickens County. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. For many years he ran a clothing store in Jasper. He was a proud member of the VFW, Pickens Star Lodge and Pleasant Hill Christian Church.
Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Ronnie Holmes and Donnie and Susan Holmes; daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Tommy Chumley; brother-in-law, Paul Qualls; and grandchildren, Sam and David Holmes, Alison and Mark Adams and Joe and Alicia Chumley. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife Louise Holmes; parents, David and Emma Holmes; and nine brothers and sisters.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Roper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Mock officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. The family did accept flowers but asks that donations be made to Jasper First Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church or Ga. Mountains Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to the caring staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory of Jasper.
Mr. Billy Lamar Weaver, age 56 of Jasper, Ga., died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.
Born May 15, 1957, in Tate, Ga., he was the son of the late William Edward Weaver and Katherine Yvonne Crowe Weaver. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Weaver. Mr. Weaver had worked for Pickens County at the waste management station and was a member of the Bethesda Baptist Church in Nelson, Ga.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Cochran, Jasper; daughter, Jill Weaver, Cumming, Ga.; sisters, Marie Scott, Jasper, and Linda Weaver, Cumming, Ga.; brother, Jim Weaver, Ellijay, Ga.; and nieces and nephews, Nathan Brock, Julie and Daniel Stovall and Trevor, Christina and Melissa Weaver. Other relatives also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 3, at Roper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Franklin King officiating. Interment followed in Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements and services entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory of Jasper.
Doug Keel, age 81 of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Stone Mountain, Ga., completed his five year valiant battle with lung and liver disease on August 4, 2013, while surrounded by his adoring family at the home of his son and daughter-in-law in Nicholson, Ga.
Doug was born on Sept. 14, 1931, in Atlanta, Ga., to Jewelle Bradford Keel and Charles Newton “Charlie” Keel. He was a 1948 graduate of Albany High School and attended his first year of college at Georgia Southwestern College. His freshmen year he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and a drummer for the campus band, the Dixie Doodlers. It was drumming that allowed him to fulfill his dream of attending the University of Georgia the next year as he was offered a drum scholarship as a member of the prestigious Red Coat Marching Band. That dream was temporarily deferred, as he enlisted for duty in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict stationed in St. Louis, Mo.,and Waco, Tx., where he briefly attended Baylor University.
After the war ended, he began working and continuing his studies completing his degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He then went to work with American Oil Company in advertising and sales in Macon, Ga., but it was his love of drumming that led him to the love of his life. At a Sunday afternoon “jam” session of local musicians in the fall of 1962, he was introduced to Jane Darnell from Jasper, Ga., who was living in Macon, a vocalist with the Rhythm Masters. They were married Feb. 8, 1963, and recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. Their first years of marriage were spent in Atlanta, Little Rock, Ak., and Memphis, Tn., but a career change in 1971 brought them to Decatur, Ga. He became a real estate agent and eventually a broker with Larry G. Hailey Co. specializing in Industrial and Commercial space where he earned many top honors and awards in his field. In 1977 he began his own company, Doug Keel & Co., and enjoyed a successful career in commercial real estate until his retirement in 1993. When asked the secret of his success he responded, “God did it all. I just held his hand.” But he was also quick to add his greatest rewards were not in the professional arena but in serving God and his family.
He taught the College and Career Sunday School Class at Glen Haven Baptist Church in Decatur and later served as a marriage counselor during his membership at Snellville First Baptist Church in Snellville, Ga. A loving husband and devoted father, his greatest joys came from spending time with his wife and family, driving a ball more than 300 yards from a golf tee and riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Also an avid tennis player, he enjoyed winning the coveted City Championship in Seniors Doubles Atlanta Lawn and Tennis Association (ALTA) Tennis.
He will always be remembered for the impeccable way he dressed, the way he could cut a rug on the dance floor, his wisdom which was firmly grounded in God’s Word, his sense of humor, the way he prayed and his dynamic smile. He lived and led by the Bible verse Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Doug is preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Keel Harris. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 50 years, Jane Darnell Keel; son and daughter-in-law, Larry Keel and his wife Paris, and their two children, Chris and Amanda of Kennesaw, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Shannon Keel Cartrett and her husband Chris, and their two children, Keely and Jake, all of Suwanee, Ga., son and daughter-in-law, Lt. Col. Jess Keel, USAF, and his wife Rana, Nicholson, Ga; son-in-law, Gary Harris, Kennesaw, Ga.;, grandchildren, Brooke Douglas and her husband Stephen, and their children, and Tyler and Katie, Marietta, Ga.; and grandson, Ethan Maddox and his wife Jennifer, and their three children, Evan, Ethan and Aidan, Dallas, Ga. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
The service celebrating and honoring the life of Doug Keel was held August 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Snellville First Baptist Church with Mr. Keel placed in state at Snellville First Baptist at 10:30. The Revs. Ron Pledger and Tommy Crider and Dr. Jimmy Wilson officiating. A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. at the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Jasper after the church service. The family received friends on 6th at the funeral home and at a reception after the church service at Snellville FBC. Those desiring may make donations to Good Samaritan Baptist Mission Feed the Hungry-Honduras at P.O. Box 430, Villa Rica, Ga. 30180, in memory of Doug Keel. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, “A Family Company” Snellville Chapel, has been entrusted with the arrangements.