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Obituaries for January 30, 2014; John Mulkey, Frank Weatherby, Donna Dawkins, Jack Ganues, Bobby Long, J.M. Buttrum,

John Mulkey
    Mr. John J. Mulkey, age 95 of Ranger, entered into rest at Wildwood Health Care on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
    He is survived by his sons, Wayne Mulkey, Oakman, and Ronnie Mulkey, Jasper; and daughters and sons-in-laws, Rosa Taylor, Ludville Community, Mae Holcomb, Hinton Community, Mary Lou and Billy Hendrix, Ranger, Ruth Richards, Lithia Springs, Jean Jewett, Oakman, Pat and Donald Duffer, New Boston, Tx., and Trudy and Tim Henderson, Jasper. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Mulkey was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Mulkey; and sons, James and Charles Mulkey.
    The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21,  from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Jess Posey officiating. Interment followed at Lake Forest Memorial Park. Pallbearers were: Gary and Scott Richards, Shane Sutton and Kyle, Ryan and Doug Harper. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Cagle Funeral Home to assist with the funeral expenses.
Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mulkey family.

Frank Weatherby
    Frank Weatherby, age 57 of Canton, Ga., passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at deceased’s residence.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Maynard and Rachel Weatherby. Survivors include his sister, Joan (Ronny) Gilliland, Buford, Ga.; nieces, Rachel Gilliland, Buford, and Kathryn Gilliland, Macon; step-mother, Bernell Weatherby, Smyrna; step-sisters, Vera (Don) Adcock, Carrollton, and Brenda (Neil) Buckley, Smyrna; and uncle and aunts, Luther (Mary Ann) Weatherby, Colema Weatherby and Patsy Lindsey, all of Canton. A host of cousins also survives.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, from Hopewell Baptist Church with the Revs. Eric Mayo, Grant Wade, Bobby Segers and Greg Weatherby officiating. Interment followed at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. South Canton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donna Dawkins
    Mrs. Donna Bradshaw Dawkins, age 64 of Jasper, Ga., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Dekalb Medical Center.
    Donna was born Jan. 19, 1950, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Bradley and Lucy Bradshaw. She loved spending her time with her grandchildren, reading and traveling.
    She is survived by her husband, Doc Dawkins, Jasper; sons and daughters-in-law, Matt and Jessica Dawkins, Jasper, Cody and Sara Dawkins, Hinton, and Colt and Angelina Prattis, N.J.; daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Steve Ayers, Raleigh, N.C.; brother, Lou Bradshaw, Ozark, Mo.; sister, Jeanette Schaefer, Irvine, Ca.; and grandchildren, Nathan Dawkins, Jasper, and Savannah and Jackson Smith, both of Raleigh, N.C. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
    A memorial service was held at 2 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Roper Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends after the service. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Jack Ganues
    Jack Coleman Ganues, age 92 of Blue Ridge, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Copperhill.
    He was born on Thursday, April 7, 1921, in Talking Rock to the late Les and Minnie Mann Ganues.
    Mr. Ganues was a 1941 graduate of Pickens High School. He attended his 72nd reunion this past May. Jack was a star basketball player and was offered a scholarship to North Georgia College and Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. During this time he had moved to the Copper Basin. There he met his wife of 53 years, Geneva “Tobbie” Chancey Ganues.
    Jack served in the US Army in World War II in Persia. He moved supplies by rail to the Russian border. He had worked as a trackman for L&N Railroad and started work at the Tennessee Copper Company on Jan. 7, 1946.
    After six months he moved to the railroad department as a brakeman. He and Tobbie enjoyed retirement until she passed away in 1995.
    He was a member and deacon of Temple Baptist Church.
    Mr. Ganues was also preceded in death by a sister, Irene; and brothers, Frank, J.T., John, L.C., Bernard and Raymond. He is survived by his brother, Fred, Morganton; sister, Billie Davis, Chattanooga; sisters-in-law, Pearl C. Keener, Rachel C. German and Mary Chancey; and brother-in-law, Roy Chancey. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
    The funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 6, from Akins of Blue Ridge Chapel with the Revs. Dr. Roger Beck and James Howard Galloway officiating. Music was by Keith Barnes and Delores C. Gibbs. Interment followed in the Copper Ridge Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: Freddy, Mike and Kenneth Ganues, Jackie Townsend, Keith Chancey and Wayne Brooks. Memorial contributions may be made to the Temple Baptist Church.

Bobby Long
    Bobby Calvin Long, age 58 of Morganton, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, Ga. 
    Mr. Long was born on Sept. 24, 1955, in Blue Ridge, Ga., to the late Willie Calvin and Lucille Cavendar Long. He was owner/operator of North Georgia Stone since 1987, owner/ operator of North Georgia Gun & Pawn, and enjoyed raising cattle. He was an active member of Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church.
    Mr. Long is survived by his wife of 25 years, Terrie Long, Morganton; children, Jackie (Shawn) Seabolt and Calvin and Tayelor Long, all of Morganton; grandchildren, Eric and Luke Seabolt; sisters, Lynda Daves, Sue Tipton and Jayne Beavers, all of Morganton; and deceased infant, Evelyn Long; nephews, Tony Daves and Michael and Mitchell Tipton; mother-in-law, Lemma Sanford, Ellijay; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sherrie and Chris Fouts, Chatsworth, and M.H. Sanford, of St. Simonds Island. Ga.; and special aunt, Brenda Mooney, Ellijay. Many great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.
    The funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. from Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church with Elder David Mooney and Ralph Parker officiating. Pallbearers were: Junior White, Ronnie Akins, Tony Daves, David McDaris, Joey McDaniel and James Stokes. Honorary pallbearers were: Larry Long, Shawn, Eric and Luke Seabolt, Michael and Mitchell Tipton, Jim Falls, Jeff Roland, Willie Baldwin, Wiley Tipton, Brandon Stiles, Orin Daves, John Foster, M.H. Sanford II and Nick Foust. Interment followed in Concord Church Cemetery. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of arrangements.

J.M. Buttrum
    Mr. J.M. Buttrum, age 65 of Fairmount, passed away as the result of a falling tree on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.
    He is survived by his wife, Doris Buttrum, Fairmount; sons, Jody Buttrum and Teddy Buttrum, both of the Ludville Community, and Terry Buttrum, Hinton Community; daughters and sons-in-laws, Susan and Steve Silvers, Oakman, Ga., and Trina and Danny Wright, Jasper; and sisters, Sue Canslor, Jenny Hamrick and Teresa Blalock, all of Calhoun. Thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Mae Buttrum; brother, Danny Buttrum; and sisters, Marjorie Childers, Carolyn Thompson and Sharon Rampley.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Herman Mulkey officiating. Interment followed at Bethel Christian Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Casey, Brandon and Bobby Buttrum, Austin and Justin Silvers and Bobby Gilreath. Honorary pallbearers were: Chris Stone, Devin Buttrum and Raymond and Chad Young. Cagle Funeral Home was honored to serve the Buttrum family.