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Obituaries for March 13, 2014; Scotty Cloud, Don Jasperse, Jean Stanfield, Wenell Chastain, A Memoriam to our Rabbi, Charlotte Lindsey, Burt Buffalo, Cynthia Krause, Martha Guzman, David Wentworth, Martha Newman

Scotty Cloud
    Mr. Scotty Cloud, age 47 of Jasper, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence.
    Scotty worked for Tyson Foods. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and gold panning.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Cloud. Survivors include his father, Gerald Cloud, Jasper; and siblings, Danny Cloud, Woodstock, Donna Fike, Canton, David Cloud, Fairmount, and Joseph Fike of Jasper. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, at  Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Wooldridge officiating. Interment followed in Hickory Flat Cemetery.
    www.sosebeefuneralhome. com

Don Jasperse
    Don Jasperse, age 85, left this world and entered into heaven after a short illness on March 7, 2014, at Indian Path Medical Center. He was a native of Sheboygan Wisconsin.
    He grew up in Atlanta and served his country proudly as a United States Marine. “Doc” Jasperse, as he was affectionately called throughout his career, graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy. Don retired as a pharmacist after a career serving his friends at the downtown Coles Drug store, Revco and CVS. He has lived in Kingsport since 1955. 
    Don was an active member of Fort Robinson Baptist Church where he served his Savior in many ways including as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and member of the church choir. He worked tirelessly to establish the Gray Missionary Baptist Church with a group of faithful Christians. Don loved sailing his sailboat at Watauga Lake and being a kind and loving husband and father who was a great role model for his kids and grandkids to look up to. 
    The family wants to thank the nurses, doctors and staff on the 5th floor of Indian Path Medical Center for their compassionate and loving care for their husband and father.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Alice Jasperse; sister, June Jasperse; and brother, Charles Jasperse.  Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Louise Woodby Jasperse, Kingsport; their sweet dog Molly; son, Ga. State Rep. Rick Jasperse and his wife Marcia, Jasper, Ga.; daughter, Tina Shell and her husband Keith, Surgoinsville; grandchildren, Elizabeth Wright, Mary Alice Jasperse and Bob Jasperse.
    The family received friends Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home. The funeral service followed at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Frank Proffitt officiating. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers: were Charlie Dishner, Ted Salyer, Leo Conant, Bill Barnett, Houston Kilby, Mack Kilby, Justin Wright and James Trent.   Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Robinson Baptist Church.

Jean Stanfield
    Mrs. Lilla  “Jean”  Stanfield, age 81 of Tate, Ga., passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Cartersville Medical Center in Cartersville, Ga., following a period of declining health.
    Born August 9, 1932, in Gilmer County, Ga., she was the daughter of the late John and Lilla Jane Weaver Garrett. Mrs. Stanfield had worked as a cashier at Galaxy Food Store in Canton and was a member of the Free Hope Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Ralph Stanfield, Tate; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Gary Collier, Cartersville; grandson and wife, Michael and Julie Collier, Cassville, Ga.; great-grandson, William Thomas Collier, Cassville; and brother- and sister-in-law, Dean and Frances Stanfield of Canton. Nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Roper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Childers officiating. Interment  followed in Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Wenell Chastain
    Mrs. Wenell Chastain, age 88 of Jasper, Ga., passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
    Born July 28, 1925, in Gordon County, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Green Prather and Dora Long Prather.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Chastain; and a son, Ronith Chastain.  Mrs. Chastain was a homemaker and was a member of the Bethel Christian Church.
    Survivors include daughters, Maggie Cain, Jasper, and Edith Carbine, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Thirteen grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Roper Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Glenn Sims and Alan Caylor officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

A Memoriam to our Rabbi
Submitted By Cowboy Church
    I could probably say without a doubt we were the only Cowboy Church in the State of Georgia who had their own Rabbi and we were proud of it. Rabbi Gary Maxted was our Rabbi and man did he love us. He would do anything to help us and before his synagogue started growing he was here for every service.  When he found out about us, he made sure his people sent us monthly support and for that we are eternally grateful.
    He always included us in events they were having and wanted us to participate in the feast. He taught us so much about the Old Testament. He was always willing to answer questions we had. We attended quite a few feasts and always enjoyed them and learned a lot.  Some of the Cowboy Kids can quote (almost all of it) the Aaronic Benediction just from hearing him close out our service with this blessing. They were quoting it to me just the other day and I told them Rabbi Gary was smiling as he watched them from Heaven.
    A Rabbi and Cowboy’s and Cowgirl’s yeap -  that’s a little strange.  We are a strange bunch but I think God’s word says we are a peculiar  people. I love what Galatians 3:26-29 says;  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. 
    Praise God! We’re all one in Christ Jews, Cowboys and Cowgirls, Iranians, Native Americans. I love that about God. He included us all in one body.  So I know I will see him again and you will too if you know our Lord. We love you Rabbi and know it’s just not the same without you here.

Charlotte Lindsey
    Charlotte (Collins) Lindsey of Acworth died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the age of 91.
    The early years of Charlotte’s life she worked as the Clerk of Court at Pickens County Courthouse; then married and moved to Marietta. She was very active in different churches over the years. She loved playing the piano at church. Charlotte loved telling and hearing a good joke. She will be missed by several but her memories live on.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Mack and Lillie (Barrett) Collins; brother Charles (Rip) Collins; husband, James Howard Lindsey; and daughter, Carol Lovelocke. She is survived by her daughter, Della Bridges, Acworth; and six grandsons, ten great-grandkids and one great-great-granddaughter.

Burt Buffalo
    Aloysius Burton Buffalo (Burt), age 89 of Jasper, Ga., passed away February 26, 2014, at the Bent Tree home of his son, Lee Buffalo.
    A memorial service will be held March 28 at 10:30 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Jasper. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Roper Funeral Home.
    Burt Buffalo was born in England, Ar., on May 19, 1924. He and his twin brother were raised by their widowed mother during the Great Depression. Following his graduation from England High School he enlisted and served during WWII as a member of the Navy’s signal corps. He served aboard the USS Darby in the North Atlantic as part of our country’s defense against the German U-Boat naval warfare. He was then transferred to the USS Wisconsin in the South Pacific where he remained the next 23 months.         Burt saw action at the Northern Solomon Islands campaign, the Admiralty Islands campaign,
the Philippines campaign and Iwo Jima campaigns. He earned the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Battle Star, the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars, the American Theatre Ribbon and the Victory Ribbon. Following the war Burt returned to Arkansas, became a cotton and rice farmer and married Barbara Jean Forbes in 1948.
    He worked in the title insurance business when living in Illinois, moving in 1968 to Marietta, Ga., to work with his childhood life-long friend. Burt and Barbara moved to Cutthroat Ridge in Bent Tree during the summer of 1994 where they enjoyed golf and bridge.
    Burt is survived by five children, Melissa B. Charbonnet (Pierre), King George, Va., Lee M. Buffalo (Jeanette), Jasper, Julie R. Buffalo (Jim Baird), Comer, Ga., Matthew B. Buffalo, Greenville, S.C., and Margaret B. Brown (Hart), Moultrie, Ga. Twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. He is preceded in death by his twin brother, Vann; and by his wife of 65 years, Barbara Forbes Buffalo.
    The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Cynthia Krause
    Mrs. Cynthia Krause, age 76 of Big Canoe, passed away at Embracing Hospice in Cumming on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
    She is survived by her husband, John Krause, Big Canoe; daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and Mike Beckley, Cumming, and Kimberly and Mike Holmes, Canton; brother, John B. Good, San Jacinta, Ca.; and grandchildren, Jaclyn, Chase, Shane, Austin and Jill.
    The family will have visitation at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, at Big Canoe Chapel Broyles Center. The funeral service will be 4 p.m. on Sunday at Big Canoe Chapel. Interment will follow at Big Canoe Cemetery with the Revs. Len Walker, Jr. and Lamar Helms officiating. Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Krause family.

Martha Guzman
    Ms. Martha ( Joby ) Parker Guzman, age 57 of Jasper, passed away at her residence on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
    She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael Earl and Christy Colley, Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle Lee Vazquez and Elkin Serrano, Stockbridge, and Malesa and Shannon Bryan, Jasper; brothers, Timbo Parker, Canton, Johnny Parker, Jasper, and Mark Parker, Marble Hill; and sisters, Barbara Arguetta, Dalton, and Geane Parker, Marsha Jones and Tammy Parker, all of Jasper. Eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter also survives.
    There are no funeral services scheduled. The family requests donations to Cagle Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses. Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Parker-Guzman family.

David Wentworth
    Mr. David Wentworth, age 64 of Jasper, passed away at his residence on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    He is survived by his wife, Gloria Wentworth, Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly W. and Maeen Ismail-Khodabux Khan, Duluth, Kerry W. and Darrell Levenwolf, Smyrna, and Dr. Christy W. and Isaac Acquah, Jasper; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Steve and Debbie Marsh, Buford; nephews, Steve Marsh, Buford, and Bryan and Kristin Popham and their son Xander, Decatur; mother-in-law, Beulah Marsh, Jasper; and grandchild, Abigail Levenwolf.
    A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Masonic Home of Georgia. Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wentworth family.

Martha Newman
    Mrs. Martha Priscilla Newman, age 75 of Ranger, Ga., passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, at her residence following a period of declining health.
    Born June 8, 1938, in Ashburn, Ga., she was the daughter of the late William Ishmael Walker and Monnie McMurrian Walker. Mrs. Newman had worked as a customer service representative with Regions Bank. She was a member of Goshen Baptist Church but was actively involved in Shiloh Baptist Church in Jasper.
    Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Bill Newman, Ranger;  daughters and sons-in-law,  Sue and John Chappell, Newnan, Ga., Lesa and Bruce Baldwin, Burlington, In., Laurie and Buck Wardle, Martinsville, Va., Carol and Randy Holt, Dublin, Ga., and Lori and Stan Williams, Macy, In.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Marele Morrisey, Memphis, Tn.,  Patricia Ann Briseno, Conroe, Tx., and Jane Elizabeth Dewitt, Jacksonville, Fl. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    At her request, Mrs. Newman was cremated. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Roper Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Hogan officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Cure PSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, Md. 21093, or online at