Thomas R Devereaux, age 67 of Canton, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 27, 2008 surrounded by his loving family.
Thomas served his country in the US Army Special Forces in the Vietnam War 1959-1963. After returning home he started his own business in the cultured marble industry where he is known throughout the country for his work. At the time of his passing, he was the owner of Devereaux Designs, Inc. in Jasper, Ga. where he manufactured fiberglass architectural products and custom fiberglass designs.
He is the son of Marilyn Devereaux and the late Roger Devereaux of Camarillo, Ca. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Devereaux; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Deanna Devereaux, Holly Springs, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law, Joann and Larry Vann, Las Vegas, Nv., and Rebecca and Brad Aaron, Canton, Ga.; and brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Gail Devereaux, Marietta, Ga. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Amanda 17, Elizabeth 14, Emily 14, Thomas 12, Ava 11 and Ashley 1.
A memorial service was held in the Chapel of the Cremation Society of the South in Marietta, Ga. on Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Hospice Atlanta, 1-877-800-2951. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the South in Marietta.
Mrs. Dorothy Francis Vollrath, age 81 of Jasper, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga. following a period of declining health.
Born August 24, 1927 in Clermont, Ga., she was the daughter of the late James Albert and Mamie Parks Barnes, She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norvel Vollrath. Mrs. Vollrath was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her daughters, Denise Lynne Butler, Marietta, and Cynthia Michelle Vollrath, Colorado Springs, Co.; sons, Glenn Vollrath, Marietta, and Ronnie Vollrath, Jasper; and brother, Bradley Barnes, Jefferson, Ga. Five grandchildren and other relatives also survive.
At her request, Mrs. Vollrath was cremated and a memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at Roper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Von Hinton officiating.
Mrs. Nancy Fowlkes Patterson, age 85 of Cumming, Ga., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 at her residence following several years of declining health.
Nancy was born in Caswell County to the late Robert Fowlkes and Nancy Williamson Martin, one of 10 children. A graduate of Bartlett Yancey High School and Elon College, she was married in Locust Hill Church on Christmas Eve of 1945. She and her husband Edwin resided in Alexandria and Richmond, Va. for many years, but lived in Danville from 1993-96. Nancy was employed as an elementary school teacher and taught approximately 1,000 children over the course of her 30-year career.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Rebecca Fowlkes Stanfield, Elizabeth Fowlkes White, Francis Fowlkes Smith and Mary Siddle Turner; and brothers, Robert, John and Charles Fowlkes.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice Patterson Richardson, Midlothian, Va.; son, Sean Patterson, Cumming, Ga.; and brothers, Richard Fowlkes, Yanceyville, N.C., and Doug Fowlkes, Blanch, N.C. Four grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
The funeral service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 from Locust Hill United Methodist Church, 8488 N.C. Hwy. 150, Reidsville, N.C. 27320, with the family receiving friends at the church at 1 p.m. The Rev. Karen Angel will officiate with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made as donations to the Locust Hill United Methodist Church at the address above. Roper Funeral Home of Jasper in charge of arrangements.
Joey James, age 18 of Canton, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.
Survivors include his parents, Joe and Joy James, Canton; grandparents, Kathleen James, Ball Ground, and Marie Beavers, Canton; cousins, Katie Sparks, Ball Ground, and Brandon and Justin Beavers, both of Canton; aunts and uncles, Charlotte and John Sparks, Ball Ground, Jack and Vanessa Beavers and Jay Beavers, all of Canton.
The funeral service was held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 from the Chapel of Huey Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Smithmier officiating. Interment was in Macedonia Memorial Park.
Mrs. Linda Carol Mull, age 59 of Jasper, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at her residence. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Walker; and sister, Pauline Niesler.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Scott (Mandy) Mull, Ball Ground, and Jonathan (Michelle) Mull, Jasper; daughter, Lisa Voyles, Jasper; sisters, Judy Wilkie and Marie Fowler, both of Jasper, Louvinnie Walker, Nelson, and Juanita (Kenneth) Dean, Ball Ground; and grandchildren, Eric and Alex Caldwell, Haley Voyles, Nick Hall, Devon Hall, Anthony Hill, Raven Welch, Ashley McClure, Christopher McClure, Haley Saye and Brandon Craig.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 from Yellow Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Sylvester Ridings officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Sosebee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Virginia Eve Mayo Harrington, age 60 of Jasper, Ga., passed Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2008 at Heritage Health Care in Jasper.
Survivors include her parents, Fred, Sr. and MattEva May, Wrightsville, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Dana Harrington, Woodstock, Donnie and Suzanne Harrington, Jerusalem Community, and Ronnie and Teresa Harrington, Jasper; brothers, Freddie Mayo, North Carolina, and Tommy Mayo, Florida; sister, Jo Ann Back, Brunswick, Ga. Seven grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Harrington was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Mayo.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home. Interment followed Tuesday afternoon at 4 at West View Cemetery in Wrightsville. The Revs. Ken May and Huey Holloway officiated. Pallbearers were: Dillon Harrington, Cane Smith, Donnie Fowler, Andi Needham, Jerry Brooks and Jody Parker.