Gordon Hamrick, Jr.
Mr. Gordon ?Phillip? Hamrick, Jr., age 86 of Jasper, Ga., passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at his residence following a period of declining health.
Born July 21, 1923 in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Gordon Phillip Hamrick, Sr. and Maggie Chapman Hamrick. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Bill and Richard Hamrick; and sister, Dorothy Otwell.
Mr. Hamrick was a US Army veteran, having served in Germany during WWII. He had worked in the poultry industry for 30 years, but most recently had worked as a real estate agent. Mr. Hamrick was a member of Jasper United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mrs. Freddie W. Hamrick, Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis H. and Howard (Peewee) Walker and Cheryl H. and Steve Sewell, all of Jasper; granddaughter, Stacia Walker; and great-grandsons, Wesley Roland and wife Megan and Matthew Mullins. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 from Jasper United Methodist Church with the Revs. Chip Wilson and Max Caylor officiating. Entombment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Pallbearers were: Louis Hamrick, Jim Otwell, Kip and Chris Wilbanks, Kirby Young and Kirk Garner. The Jasper Banking Co. Board of Directors served as honorary pallbearers. Donations may be made to JUMC Building Fund, 85 W Church St., Jasper, Ga. 30143. Roper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Rose Lee Taylor, stillborn infant of Hugh and Julie Taylor of Danielsville, Ga., died Friday, Nov. 20. 2009 at St. Mary?s Hospital in Athens, Ga.
Survivors include her parents, Hugh and Julie Taylor; brothers, James Wolf Taylor, Danielsville, and Anthony Wayne Taylor, Jasper; sister, Shannon Lee Taylor, Jasper; grandparents, George James Edwards and wife Sharon, Blue Ridge, and Linda Diane Terrel, Marble Hill. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 from Lake Forest Memorial Park with the Rev. Donald Phillips officiating. Roper Funeral was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Seth J. Holloway, age 25 of Canton, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 in Sevierville, Tn.
Mr. Holloway was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Tena Holloway, Ball Ground; father, Ricky Holloway, Canton; sisters, Lacey Campbell, Canton, Shawna Roland, Jasper, and Starla Holloway, Canton; brother, Shane Holloway, Canton; and grandmother, Martha Holloway, Canton. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 from Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Matthews officiating. Interment followed in Cherokee Memorial Park. Sosebee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Earnest Hamilton Fields, age 55 of Talking Rock, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, J.C. Fields; and brother, Loyd Yancey.
Survivors include his mother, Lillie Fields, Dahlonega; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Tommy Roper, Gainesville, Lisa Franklin, Canton, and Sue and Gerald Coker, Lavonia; brother, Jimmy Fields, Dahlonega; and friend/cousin, Gene Garland, Talking Rock. A number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. from Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Charles Blackstock and Frank Whitmire officiating. Interment followed in Long Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery in Jasper.
Mrs. Barbara Ray, age 49 of Jasper, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 at her residence.
Mrs. Ray was employed in the lunchroom at Teasley Middle School. She was Baptist.
Survivors include her children, Christopher (Brandi) Couch and Kimberly Ray, all of Jasper; step-sons, Kerry Ray, Jasper, and Ricky Ray, Marietta; grandchildren, Peyton and Parker Couch and Justin Ray; mother, Betty Marshall, Canton; brothers, Grady Marshall, Cartersville, Billy Marshall, Ellijay, and Jimmy Ray, South Carolina; and sisters, Debbie Green, Cartersville, Gina Swaney, Canton, and Renea Moore, South Carolina. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Chumley officiating. Interment followed in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Jasper.
Mr. Roy Collis, age 94 of the Jerusalem Community, passed early Friday morning, Nov. 27, 2009 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Coye and Sulane Collis and Troy Lee and Janice Collis, all of the Jerusalem Community; brother, Lloyd Collis, Pine Log; and sister, Estelle Childers, Jerusalem Community. Three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. from Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Revs. Buddy Roper, Leon Goodwin and Eugene Childers officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Pickens Star Lodge #220 in charge of Masonic graveside services. Pallbearers were: Joel, Noel and Tyler Collis, Bryant Herron, Mitchell Silvers, Troy McElroy and E.C. Kelley. Honorary pallbearers were: Luke Collis and Conner, Kamryn and Reilly Herron. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. David Richard Johnston, age 67 of Jasper (Bent Tree), passed early Saturday morning, Nov. 28, 2009 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.
Survivors include his wife, Lyn Johnston, Bent Tree; sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and Antonella Johnston and Eric and Mary Johnston; step-sons and wives, Brant Marklund and Erick and Julie Marklund; grandchildren, Christina and Chad Johnston and Marshall and Ethan Marklund; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Don Tatge; and brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Edie Johnston. Many of his friends also survive.
A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. from New Lebanon Presbyterian Church at Bent Tree. Memorials may be made to the CF Foundation, Pickens Animal Rescue or New Lebanon Church. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Calvin DuBose, Sr.
Edwin Calvin DuBose, Sr., age 75, died peacefully on Nov. 27, 2009 surrounded by his loving family.
Calvin was born near Monroe, N.C. on Sept. 13, 1934 to John Calvin and Estelle Margaret DuBose. At the age of three, Calvin and his family moved to Jacksonville, Fl. where they resided until moving to Atlanta in 1951.
He attended Georgia State University and Southern Polytechnic State University. In 1956 he married the love of his life, Mary Ann Hornsby. On Oct. 12, 2009 they celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. They have two children, Carol Griggs and Calvin DuBose, Jr., and two grandchildren, twins Isabella and Grayson DuBose.
Calvin loved the insurance business. In fact, he saw to it that both his children and younger brother joined his profession. He was a life-time member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which is a distinguished honor.
In 1976 he was instrumental in establishing a bank which later became part of Regions Financial. For years he served as chairman of the board of the Jasper and Ellijay branches of Regions Bank. He also served as chairman of the Friends of Pickens County Library. Calvin loved the Lord and faithfully served his church where he was a member of the Gideon Sunday School Class.
Calvin loved sports of all kind. He once said, ?If you can bounce it, throw it, catch it, kick it, hit it, ride it, shoot it, ski it,? he wanted to be a part of it.
Calvin is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann DuBose, Jasper, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, E. Calvin DuBose, Jr. and Karen DuBose, MD, Cumming, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Griggs and Richard Herring, Marietta, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis and Joan DuBose, Marana, Az., and Dale and Ann DuBose, Suwanee, Ga.; grandchildren, twins Grayson and Isabella DuBose, Cumming, Ga.; nieces, Tara Anderson, Lake Charles, La., and Shannon Campbell, Tucker, Ga.; and nephews, Kevin DuBose, Apex, N.C., and Brent and Wesley DuBose, both of Suwanee, Ga.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30 from Jasper First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Interment followed in Big Canoe Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Brent, Wesley and Grayson DuBose, Tom Sloope, Stephen Campbell and Chris Jarrett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Calvin?s honor to the First Baptist Church of Jasper Building Fund, Friends of Pickens County Library or Georgia Mountain Hospice. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Charles F. Austin, age 78 of Marietta and Talking Rock, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009.
Born and raised in Wenatchee, Wa., he later attended Los Angeles City College and University of Southern California. He served as a court reporter in the US Navy during the Korean War. He lived in Hollywood where he worked as a Press Agent for such notable stars as Debbie Reynolds, John Wayne and Pat Boone. While in Los Angeles, he reported for UPI and handled Public Relations for the Ice Capades. Moving to the Atlanta area in 1967, he began a career in advertising for Georgia Power, then as a copywriter for Liller, Neal, Battle and Lindsey and as Creative Director for the McDonald and Little Agency.
He is survived by his sons, Michael Patrick Austin and wife Amy, Smyrna, Ga., Rex Austin and wife Sherrie, Nashville, Tn., and Richie Austin, former wife Malline Austin, good friend Liz Helenek. Eight grandchildren also survive.
His many creative talents were only exceeded by his keen sense of humor. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Graveside service will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, in Villa Rica, Ga.