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Obituaries for October 17, 2013; Brandon Hardin, John Foust, Sr., Helena Rogers, Luvelle Mullis, Addielee Silver, Faye Simmons

Brandon Hardin
    Brandon Hardin, age 28 of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Piedmont Hospital Mountainside.
    Survivors are his mother and step-father, Linda and David Buchanan, Jasper; children, Caitlyn, Cameron and Alexis Hardin; brothers, Garrett Hebert, Jasper, and Chase and Jordan Hebert, both of Oklahoma; sisters, Kimberly Hardin, Taos, N.M., Megan Buchanan Hall, Cartersville, and Racheal Buchanan Hobb and Elizabeth Buchanan, both of Canton; grandparents, Jerry and Joyce Ledford, Stockbridge, and Wade Buchanan, Canton; and great- grandparent Letha Belle York, Roswell.
    The funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Darby Funeral Home with Interment following in Lake Forrest Memorial Park in Jasper.

John Foust, Sr.
    Roper Funeral Home and Crematory of Jasper announces the death of Mr. John B. Foust, Sr., age 81 of Jasper, who passed away on Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013, at the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
    Mr. Foust was a member of the Jasper First Baptist Church. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Later he worked at the Lockheed Corporation where he retired after 40 years of service. He was a master mason and a member of Pickens Star Lodge #220 F&AM. He also worked as a DJ at WYYZ Radio here in Jasper and operated HAM Radios since 1947.
    He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Wilma Berry Foust, Jasper; children, Rayfondia and Steve Henderson, Jasper, John Foust, Jr. and his wife Cindy and Harold Duane and Carol Foust, Jasper; and sister, Louise Everett, Acworth. Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Lee Henderson.
    The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Jasper First Baptist Church with Dr. Charlie Boggan officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens with full military rites by Pickens Chapter #47 DAV. They request in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the Jasper First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Helena Rogers
    In loving memory of Helena Rogers, age 87 of Jasper, Ga., who passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
    Helena was born as Elizabeth Ann Mullarkey, first born daughter of Joseph A. Mullarkey and Ellen Anderson.  She lost her mother around the age of 5 and was raised by her father and various relatives during the Depression of the 1930s.  As a result, she acquired a fierce sense of independence.
    In 1945 she met William T. Kaiser at the Aragon Ball Room, the same location where her parents met, in Chicago, Il. They were later married and had 6 children together: Kathleen E. Kaiser of Chico, Ca., Gregory L. Kaiser of Bellingham, Wa., Glen W. Kaiser of Switzerland, Fl., Richard J. Kaiser of Fontana Ca., Joseph M. Kaiser of Novato, Ca., and  Timothy W. Kaiser of Jasper, Ga.
    After her divorce, Helena later changed her name and married W. Wayne Rogers of Marietta, Ga. Helena and Wayne eventually moved to Bent Tree, in Jasper, finding a home and neighborhood they deeply enjoyed together.  Wayne died in September 2008.
    Helena eventually adopted many pets, including dogs Lilly and Molly and Clarence the Cat.   She dearly loved these pets and they gave her great comfort after Wayne’s passing.
    Helena did not request any memorial but has remembered the Humane Society and Hospice in her final wishes. Her children greatly appreciate all who have enriched her life in Jasper, including but not limited to…Dr. Karl Kurth, Jimmie Parker, Verette Angel and family, David Lindsey, Kim and Jim Ryan, Andrea Powell, Parish Lowrie, the staff of Bent Tree and her many dear friends and neighbors in Bent Tree. We appreciate and honor all who touched her life!
    Arrangements entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory of Jasper.

Luvelle Mullis
    Mrs. Luvelle Davis Mullis, age 91 of Axson, Ga.. passed away Monday, Oct.r 14, 2013, at her home in Axson following an extended illness.
    Born Nov. 23, l921, in Axson, Ga., Mrs. Mullis was the daughter of the late Orbie D. and Inez Corbitt Davis. She had served on the Atkinson County DEFACS Board for many years and was also a substitute teacher for many years. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and visiting her many friends.              She was a faithful wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She also loved her cats. She was a member of the Axson Church of God of Prophecy and until her death was the oldest living member.          Mrs. Mullis was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Mullis; and brothers Lee L., Vernell, Billy, Elton and Marion (Buck) Davis.
    Survivors include her sons,  Freddy Mullis and wife Judy, Talking Rock, Ga., and Don Mullis and wife Kim, Axson; daughter, Pat Glisson and husband Randy, Baxley, Ga.; brother, Orbie Davis, Jr. and wife Carole, Waycross, Ga.; sisters, Jean Joyner and husband Albert, Waycross, Ga., Mary Ann Zorn and husband Bill, Axson, Delores Bennett and husband Huey, Millwood, Ga., and Evelyn Steele of Waycross, Ga.; grandchildren, Brandon Mullis and wife Elizabeth, Jana Mullis, Jonathon Nugent and wife Kelli, Brian Nugent, Stacy Mullis and Jennifer Hunter and husband Bobby; and great-grandchildren,  Railyn and Riley Mullis, Jadyn and Jessalyn Nugent and Jazmine, Zach and Wesley Hunter. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Axson Church of God of Prophecy with the Revs. Eric McClellan, Chris Boyd and  Clayton Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Axson Cemetery. Pallbearers were:  Brandon Mullis, Jonathan and Brian Nugent, Tommy Spikes, Ricky Davis and Steve Bennett.
Honorary pallbearers were: Jerry, Harry, Lavonne and Lamar Mullis, Willis Blacknall, Herman Storey, H.F. Mizell, Larry Burch, Marvin McDaniel, Bobby Thrift, Ronnie Hardee, Stan Lang, Justin Bennett and Mitchell Deems. Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga. in charge of the arrangements.

Addielee Silver
    Addielee Smith Silver, age 93 of Talking Rock, Ga., passed away Oct. 14, 2013, at Grandview Health Care Center in Jasper following many years of failing health. 
    She was born in Gordon County on Feb. 6, 1920, to James M. and Ella Darnell Smith.
    Mrs. Addie is predeceased by her husband, Odas Silver; two infant daughters; and son-in-law, Robert C. Jones. She is survived by daughter, Linda Silver Jones; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Roxanne Silver; grandson and granddaughter-in- law; Jeff and Ann Jones; granddaughter, Tina Stanfield; grandson, Jared Silver; and great-grandchildren, Bobby, Colton, Camden and Amanda (fiance Evan Brooks) Jones. She was a lifelong member of Ball Creek Church.
    A graveside service and burial was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Silver plot at Ball Creek Church with the Rev. Wallace Parks officiating. Pallbearers were: Jeff, Robert, Colton, Camden and Amanda Jones and Jarard Silver. Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Faye Simmons
Feb. 21, 1917 - Oct. 12, 2013
    Ms. Faye Lambert Simmons, age 96 of Jasper, passed away at Regency Park Nursing Home in Dalton on Oct. 12, 2013.
    Ms. Simmons is survived by her sister, Ruth Lambert Jones; nieces and nephews, Joyce McMichael, Harold Lambert, Randy Jones, Ken Lambert and Tim Jones; and numerous great- nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Alanzo Ransom Lambert and Callie Jane Turner Lambert; her husband, Otto Simmons; and brothers, William Denton Lambert and Howard Oren Lambert.
    The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Rev. Max Caylor officiating. Interment will followed directly after at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.
    Cagle Funeral Home was honored to serve the Simmons family.