Mr. Glenn Wofford, age 71 of the Ophir Community, passed away March 30, 2010 at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Winnell Allen Wofford, Ophir Community; daughters and sons-in-law, Andrea W. Arnold, Chatsworth, Gail and Jimmy Fitts, Nelson, Tammy and Tim Stancil, Jasper, and Sandy and Terry Adams, Dawsonville; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Sue Johnson and Ricky Johnson, all of Ball Ground; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lester and Betty Wofford, retired Sheriff Billy Wofford and wife Donna and Paul and Jeanette Wofford, all of Jasper; sisters and brother-in-law, Vertie and Randall Moody, Clayton Community, and Lorene Watkins, Jasper. Seventeen grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with the Revs. Terry Cowart and Troy Milford officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens with Marble Hill Masonic Lodge in charge of graveside rites.
The Rev. Gene W. Cornelison, age 75 of Ball Ground, died on Tuesday March 30, 2010 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee. He retired from Amicalola Electric Membership Corporation after 28 years. He was chairman of Round-Up AEMC, chairman of the Board of North Georgia Community Action, Board of Directors and president of Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, board member of Upper Etowah River Alliance, chairman of the Board of Limestone Valley, Board of Directors of Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Corporation, Cherokee High School Vocational Electrical Teacher, Clayton Community Fire Department Volunteer and was present pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church (Clayton Community).
He was preceded in death by his parents, E.H. and Lela Murphy Cornelison; brothers, Levi and Calvin Cornelison; and sister, Diane Cornelison.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Tippens Cornelison, Ball Ground; sons and daughters-in-law, Darrek and Carla Cornelison and Dony and Renee Cornelison, all of Ball Ground; daughters, Denise Owens, Acworth, and Debra McClure, Ball Ground; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Bobby Mullinax, Canton; and sister-in-law, Kathryn Cornelison, Ball Ground, Ten grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Friday, April 2 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of South Canton Funeral Home with the Revs. Billy Cantrell, Jerry Clayton and J.R. Smith officiating. Flowers were accepted or donations may be made to the Pilgrim Baptist Church (Clayton Community) 101 Stone Wood Trail, Ball Ground, Ga. 30107.
Freeman Padgett, Jr.
Mr. Freeman Padgett, Jr., age 76 of Jasper, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010 at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Freeman, Sr. and Ella Champion Padgett; brothers, Herman, Herbert, Garland, Houston, Preston, Henry, Floyd, Harold and Eston; sisters, Edith Padgett and Rosalee Johnston Howell.
Survivors include his wife, Reba G. Padgett, Jasper; son, Avery F. Padgett, Ranger; daughter, Karen West and David Godfrey, Talking Rock; grandson, Daniel West, Canton; granddaughter, Chesli Padgett, Concord, Ga.; sister, Ina Scheer, Newnan, Ga.; sister-in-law, Lori Padgett, Talking Rock; and extra special friends, Marilyn nd Wade Forrester, Tate. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with the Revs. Robert Allen and Moss Fountain officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens with Local Chapter #47 DAV in charge of military graveside rites. The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to either the American Alzheimer?s Association or the Parkinson Foundation.
Mrs. Sharon Cody, age 54 of Fairmount, Ga., passed late Thursday afternoon, April 1, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Cody, Fairmount; father, Jerry L. Gunn, Hogansville, Ga.; son, Keith Cody, Fairmount; daughter, Leanne Cody, Canton; and brothers, Blane Gunn, Hiawasee, Ga., Steve Gunn, Hampton, and Charles Gunn, Newnan.
The funeral service was held Saturday, April 3 at 3 p.m. from the Cagle of Cagle Funeral Home.
Mr. Thomas H. James of Jasper passed early Wednesday morning, March 31, 2010 at Grandview Health Care in Jasper.
Mr. James was a graduate of the University of Florida with a Business Administration degree. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and a very, very avid ?Gator Fan? - ?Go Gators?. Mr. James was a life-long Christian and a member of Tate United Methodist Church. He was a Vietnam era veteran having served in the US Army in Korea during 1963-66.
Survivors include his wife, Becky James, Jasper; daughter, Melissa Toel, Jasper; and son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Erin James, Woodstock. Two grandchildren also survive.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Schlicht officiating. The family did accept flowers; however, they would prefer that memorials be made to The Lewy Bodies Dementia Association @ LBDA, 912 Killian Hill Rd., SW, Ste. 202C, Atlanta, Ga. 30047; 404-935-6444.
Helen Stancil Lanier, age 88 of Ball Ground, Ga., died on Friday April 2, 2010 at Embracing Arms Hospice.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Stancil Manous Voyles and James, Jasper, Kathy Stancil Whitehead and Clint and Jane Stancil McLendon, all of Ball Ground, Ga.; brother, Luther Mitchell, Jasper; and sister, Doris Mitchell Bradley, Tucker, Ga. Six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lora Mae Mitchell.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 5 from the Chapel of Darby Huey Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Memorial Park. www.darbyfuneralhome.com
Mrs. Thelma Pettigrew, age 92 of Jasper. Ga., spouse of the late William V. Pettigrew, passed away at her residence.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Gail and James Reid, Jasper, Jean Tierney, Mandeville, La., and Loretta Roberts, Woodstock. Eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
A Memorial Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 9 at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church with Father Byrd officiating. An entombment is planned for a later date at Westlawn Cemetery in Gretna, La. The family requests no flowers, but donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.