Mrs. Mary Mullins Keener, age 85 of Jasper, Ga., passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at her residence.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, LeRoy Keener, Raleigh, N.C., Larry and Susan Keener, Talking Rock, and Harold Keener, Jasper; daughters and son-in-law, Betty Raines, Calhoun, Julia and Ron Mooney, Talking Rock, and Sherry Green, Jasper; and sister, Edna Mae Silvers, Rome. Fourteen grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild also survive.
Mrs. Keener was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Keener; and children, Rodney Keener, Wanda McTaggart and Harry Lee and Roy Lee Keener.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24 from Flat Creek Baptist Church in Gilmer County with the Revs. Clifford Nelson, Tommy Sanford and Wallace Parks officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Lee Keener, Daniel and Terry McTaggart, Terence Green, Brian Mooney and Tyler Torres. Honorary pallbearers were: Jack McTaggart, Tyler Barker, Eric and Harrison Keener. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Howard W. Cantrell, age 87 of Ellijay, passed Friday, May 22, 2009 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
He was the lead aircraft mechanic at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and retired after 31 years.
Survivors include his wife, Retha May Cantrell, Ellijay; children, Stanley and Vicki Cantrell, Gainesville, Ga., Linda Cantrell, Hilton Head, S.C., Janie Lawrence and Tim, Douglas, Ga., and Dudley and Susan Cantrell, Kennesaw, Ga.; and sister, Estelle Fowler, Dora, Al. Fourteen grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.
Mr. Cantrell was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorene Cantrell.
After visitation Saturday, May 23 at Cagle Funeral home, Mr. Cantrell was transported Sunday to the main chapel at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home in Marietta with visitation from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour at 3. The Revs. Rubin Smith and Jimmy Day officiated. Interment was in Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Keith Cantrell, Michael Talley, Daniel Lawrence, Melvin and Chris Fowler and Graham Weaver. The family did accept flowers or donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Giedion Association.
Shirley Lewis, age 71 of Talking Rock, Ga., died on Monday, May 25, 2009 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
She worked in home health and was a member of Unity Full Gospel Assembly.
Survivors include her daughters, Colleen Lewis, Talking Rock, and Brenda Lewis, Claxton; brothers, David Little, Cedartown, Johnny Little, Las Vegas, Nv., and Ronnie Tatum, Chattanooga, Tn.; sister, Linda Hull, Chattanooga, Tn.; and grandson, Jason Lewis. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 28 from the Chapel of South Canton Funeral Home with the Revs. Keith Willard, Bobby Timms and Larry Phyfe officiating. The body was cremated.
Willis ?Snake Doctor? Attaway, age 75 from Jasper, Ga. passed away at his home May 26, 2009.
Willis was born to Robert and Lavertice Attaway in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was a Korean War veteran, Kentucky Colonel, devoted Freemason and was cherished by all that knew him. He was predeceased by his daughter, Kathy Hashemi, and sister, Polly Jolley.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Attaway; daughter, Brenda Adams; sons, Robert and Danny Attaway; grandchildren, Kailey Adams, Farrah and Rusty Hashemi and Truman and Dean Attaway; sisters, Molly and Margie; and brother, RV.
Willis always set aside his own troubles to help others whenever possible and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Snake Doctor.
A memorial service was held at their home in Jasper on Sunday. Wages and Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lisa Jean Cheek, age 46 of Ellijay, Ga., passed at her residence in Ellijay Friday afternoon, May 29, 2009.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Cheek, Woodstock; sons, Little Richard and Joshua Cheek, both of Acworth; daughter, Monica McEver, Acworth; brothers, Jimmy Robertson, Dallas, and Christopher Denson, Acworth; sisters, Gina Harris, Jasper, and Lynn Harris, Ellijay; and granddaughter, Cheyenne Cheek.
The funeral service was held Sunday morning, May 31 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Bell officiating. The family did accept flowers; however, they would prefer those who wish to make donations to help with the funeral expenses.
Miss Nina Lawhorn, age 28 of Jasper, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Kennestone Hospital.
Miss Lawhorn was employed with Ruth House Ministries in Talking Rock and was a member of True Life Church in Ball Ground. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter, listening to music and watching old movies. Nina was a faithful servant at Ruth House Ministries.
Survivors include her daughter, Hailey Leeann Grant, Dahlonega; parents, Laverne and Eddie Frymyer, Jasper; brothers, Jason Frymyer, Jasper, and Chris Frymyer Holly Springs, aunts and uncles, Patty Brown, Gracie and Harold McDaniel, Hilton and Petrilla Lawhorn, Steve and Golden Lawhorn, Violet Lawhorn, Janet and Bob Sakala and Linda and Terry Cripe; and cousin, Paige Brown. A host of other aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Seth Keinner officiating. Interment followed in Smith Cemetery.
Mrs. Lura Tanner Watts of Fairmount, Ga., departed this life Friday morning, May 29, 2009 at Cartersville Medical Center in Cartersville, Ga.
Lura was born Feb. 10, 1969 in Bartow County, Ga. She was a 1987 graduate of Adairsville High School and was employed at Shaw Industries in Cartersville. She and her family attended the First United Methodist Church of Fairmount.
Survivors include her husband, Calvin Watts; daughters, Kimberly Nicole and Alana Lynn Watts; parents, Max and Beulah Ann Taylor Tanner; father- and mother-in-law, Bill and Edna Watts, all of Fairmount; sisters, Wanda Cline, Columbus, Ga., Marie Branton, Cartersville, Ga., and Deborah Cronon, Adairsville, Ga.; brothers, Walter Tanner, Fairmount, Ga., and Alvin Tanner, Dallas, Ga.; and sister- and brother-in-law, Teresa and Ted Howard, Calhoun, Ga. Several nieces, nephews and many friends also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Watts was held Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church of Fairmount with the Rev. Bert Love officiating. She was laid to rest in Johnson Cemetery with Ronald Cochran, Gary Ralston, Tracy Thompson, Lee Mathis, Alan Price and John Branton serving as pallbearers. Ponders Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Louise Goodwin, age 84 of Cartersville and formerly of Pickens County, passed Thursday afternoon, May 28, 2009 at Cartersville Heights Nursing Home.
Survivors include her sons, Gene Carlisle, Ellijay, and Mike Carlisle, Oxford, Al.; step-children, Edward Goodwin, Ball Ground, and Patsy Mason, Jasper; and sisters, Claudine Hyde, Jasper, and Marell Wallace and Betty Hodges, both of Canton, and Ethelene Dorton, Doraville. Nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m. from Gospel Temple Church in Ball Ground with Bro. Butch Roberts officiating. Interment followed in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Jimmy Ghorley
The Rev. Jimmy Donald Ghorley, age 59 of Canton, passed away Monday, June 1, 2009 at his residence. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Ghorley, Canton; daughters and sons-in-law, Andy and David Moody, both of Canton, Alicia and Kenny Barneycastle, East Ellijay, Amy and Mike Bejcek, Audra Ghorley and Allison and Jason Lawson, all of Canton; mother, Judy Ghorley, Canton; and sisters and brother-in-law, Ann and Bud Mills and Pat Jones, all of Jasper. Ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4 from Hopewell Baptist Church with the Revs. Buck Parker and Eric Mayo officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Sosebee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.