Anthony Burger, age 32 of Chatsworth, Ga., formerly of Canton, Ga., died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010.
Survivors include his father, Tony Burger, Chatsworth, Ga.; mother and step-father, Jobyna and Buddy Stansel, Jasper, Ga.; and sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Jay West, Canton. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 26 at noon from the Chapel of Darby Huey Funeral Home with the Revs. Johnny Padgett and Floyd Tenney officiating. Interment followed in Cherokee Memorial Park.
Mr. Randall Lee Gibson, age 55 of Dallas, Ga., formerly of Jasper, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at Wellstar Paulding Hospital in Dallas.
Survivors include his son, Philip Lee Gibson, Marietta; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ricky Gibson and Juanita Carder, Nelson, and Charlie and Sherry Gibson, Talking Rock; sister, Nancy Moore, Smyrna; nephew, Joshua Moore; and nieces, Marla Moore, Shanda Hampton, Katie Goforth and Heather Weaver. Several great-nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Garrison officiating. Interment followed in Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Philip and Charlie Gibson, Joshua Moore, Carlos Hampton, Philip Chumley and Jason Goforth.
Hazel Leone Parry, age 94 of Austell, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010.
Mrs. Parry lived in Pickens County from 1973 until 1997. She was a founding member of New Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Jasper, Ga. She taught the hearing impaired and special education in Atlanta and Pickens County.
She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Carney, Calera, Al.; son, Jack Parry, Annapolis, Md.; and granddaughters, Tracey Patterson, Austell, and Dina Holsomback, Montevallo, Al. Four great-grandchildren also survive.
A memorial service was held Friday at 2 p.m. from Presbyterian Village in the Lakeside Room. Rev. Debbie Wells officiated. Donation in her name may be made to Presbyterian Village Caring Hand, http://www.ph gainc.org/donate-ways.htm. www.davisstruempf.com
Mr. Gerald Dean Headrick, age 59 of Jasper, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Whitaker Headrick, Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Jamie Assad and Ashley and Chip Davis, all of Jasper; sons and daughters-in-law, Von and Tracy Headrick, Jasper, and Kyle and Anna Headrick, Dawson County; brothers, Claude Headrick, Tunnell Hill, Ga., and Ron Headrick, Fairmount; sisters, Libby Patterson and Pat Blankinship, both of Jasper, and Janice Stone, Adairsville; mother-in-law, Shirley Whitaker, Jasper; grandchildren, Lindsey Headrick, Abigale Montgomery and Lucas Headrick, all of Jasper, and Ryan Headrick, Dawson County. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday from Sharp Top Baptist Church with the Revs. Autry Dean, Joey DuBois and Gary Reavis officiating. Interment followed in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. Roper Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Dixon L. ?Dick? McCormack, age 87 of Big Canoe, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at his residence.
Born May 15, 1922 in Birmingham, Al., he was the son of the late Samuel Leonard and Alma Frank Leonard McCormack. Mr. McCormack was a World War II veteran having fought with Patton?s 3rd Army as a member of the infantry from the Battle of the Bulge in France to Arnhem and on to the outskirts of Berlin. After the war, he went to Auburn University graduating with a BS in Industrial Engineering. While at Auburn, he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He was also a member of the Georgia Mountains Auburn Booster Club. He worked for Republic Steel for 30 years, most of the time in their Atlanta sales office, from which he retired as their assistant district manager.
Mr. McCormack loved to play golf and was a member of the Big Canoe Sconti Golf Club. He loved playing for ?putts? and taking the ?old duffers? money, then playing Gin Rummy afterwards in the clubhouse.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Good-McCormack, Big Canoe; daughter and son-in-law, Sue Ann and Gary Gibson, Lawrenceville, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Karen McCormack, Pickens, S.C., Walter Randy McCormack, Belen, NM, and Robert and Rebecca McCormack, Belen, NM. Seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two step-daughters, their children and families also survive.
At his request, Mr. McCormack was cremated and a memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Big Canoe Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Allen and Dr. Gray Norsworthy officiating. Interment of the cremains was prior to the Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Big Canoe Cemetery with the Rev. Jim McCormick officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Big Canoe Chapel.
Mr. Roscoe Harford Parris, age 82 of Ellijay, passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 at his residence.
Mr Parris was retired from the Cherokee County Sheriff?s Department and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Hancock; and son Raymond Parris. Survivors include his wife, Jone Parris, Ellijay; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley (Mike) West Talking Rock, Lynn (Thomas) Easterwood, Jasper, and Elaine (Chester) Turner, Ellijay; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth (Denise) Fowler, Blue Ridge, Kem (Angie) Fowler, Ellijay, Johnny (Elaine) Fowler, Nelson, and Tommy (Barbara) Fowler, Ellijay; sisters-in-law, Nevada Parris, Canton, and Ann Martin, Ellijay. Twenty-three grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Luke Wheeler and Lynn Wheeler officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Memorial Park.
Willene Moss Cody of Jasper, Ga. passed away Feb. 28, 2010.
Willene grew up as a farm girl in Jasper. In the late ?60s and early ?70s she worked for Mr. Dub Lawson at Lawson Chevrolet. As he mentored her, she helped him establish one of the finest Chevrolet dealerships in the Southeast which still operates today in Jasper.
In 1977, she pursued to establish a Chevrolet dealership. The following year, Cody Chevrolet in Dahlonega was founded by Willene and Bill Cody. She was the first woman in Georgia and the second in the United States to establish a General Motors dealership when business women were not accepted in the auto industry. Year after year, she continued to over-achieve in the auto industry by achieving top honors in sales and service satisfaction. The dealership always finished in the top 5 percent of the Southeast Region and achieving #1 overall Customer Satisfaction Index ranking on several occasions. She achieved Top Sales Volume Dealer for the southeast for Chevrolet cars in July 1986. Also, Willene established the Cody Scholarship at North Georgia College and State University which was the first for female scholar athletes at the University and is still awarded each year. After developing stage 4 breast cancer in 1996, she retired from the auto industry in 1998. Willene was a member of Ellijay Church of Christ.
She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Bill Cody; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Ricky Poore, Dahlonega; son and daughter-in-law, Clyde and Monica Cody, Jasper; step-daughter, Brenda Price and husband Jerry, Jasper; granddaughter, Lindsey Lark and husband Justin, Canton; grandson, Austin Blevins, Canton; sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara and Billy Mabry, Marietta, and Joan Locke, Jasper. Several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, her Soul Sister, Jeanette Lawson and husband Dub of Jasper, numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, in-laws, and a multitude of friends and brothers and sisters in Christ.
The funeral service will be Thursday, March 4 at 2 p.m. from the Ellijay Church of Christ in Ellijay, Ga. with Minister Butch Jones officiating. Interment will be in Jasper City Cemetery. The family received friends on Wednesday, March 3, from 4-8 p.m. at Cagle Funeral Home in Jasper. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to Ellijay Church of Christ, 351 North Main Street, Ellijay, Ga. 30540 or Northside Church of Christ, 744 Noah Drive, Suite 113, Jasper, Ga. 30143.
Mrs. Bertie Lee Cantrell age 82 of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming.
She is survived by her daughter Darlene Mullins, Jasper; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Marjorie Wilson. Collinsville, Al., Lloyd and Edna Wilson, Adairsville, and W.L. and Charlotte Wilson, Jasper; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cleo Garrison and Pauline and J.C. Hightower, all of Jasper, Betty and David Reece, Ball Ground, and Lois and Wade Cantrell, Jasper; special friend, Ella Mae Reece, Jasper; and grandchildren, Rachel and Jeremy Mullins and Shena Wilmarth. Five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 from County Line Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph Harper and Hershel Ledford officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Ralph and Larry Cantrell, Tommy Garrison, Eric Wilmarth, Adam Burton, Victor Smalley and Tony Wilson. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.