Mr. Anthony James Plumley, age 36 of Jasper, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 7. 2010.
Born June 21, 1974 in Cherokee County, Anthony worked as an engineer with the Georgia NE Railroad.
Survivors include his wife, Alison Plumley, Jasper; children, Austin and Abby Plumley, both of Jasper; parents, Donnie and Sue Plumley, Jasper; brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Suzanne Plumley, Jasper; and niece and nephew, Adrienne and Maddox Plumley, both of Jasper. A host of aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 from Long Swamp Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Allen, Harold Cantrell, Jimmy Chester, Danny Townsend and David Jones officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Roper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Margie Gertrude Chastain, age 84 of the Hinton Community, passed Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at her residence.
Survivors include her sons, Clifford, Olin and Ben Chastain, all of Hinton; step-sons, Sherman, Jackie, James, Johnny, Roger, David and Danny Chastain, all of the Ludville Community; step-daughters, Joyce Bunch, Judy Long, Dorothy Hightower and Doris Crouse; and sister, Emily Brookshire, Nicklesville. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Chastain was preceded in death by her children, Nancy Lacy, Arthur and Della Mae Chastain.
The funeral service was held Thursday, Dec. 2 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Elliott officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with Donnie, Chris and Anthony Chastain, Terry and Teddy Buttrum, Jessie Waits and Greg and Daniel Lacy serving as pallbearers.
James Garrison, Sr.
James C. Garrison, Sr. passed away on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 in Jasper, Ga.
Jim was born James Charles Bobst on Jan. 3, 1918 in Miami, Fl. to Julia Monroe Bobst and Merwin Stanley Bobst. He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Bobst Magaha (Chesty); and brother, Monroe Stanley ?Buddy? Bobst (Libby), both of Fort Myers, Fl. His mother married Francis Garland ?Gary? Garrison in 1926. Being the youngest child, Jim?s name was changed to James C. Garrison.
After the family moved to Fort Myers, Jim attended Fort Myers High where he met Lucille Taylor. They were married in the First United Methodist Church on Christmas day in 1937. Jim enlisted in the Army Air Corps and received his discharge from active duty in September 1945. He remained in the Air Force Reserve for many years, earning the rank of Captain prior to final discharge. He enjoyed flying and especially with his brother Buddy, who operated Gulf Airways in Fort Myers.
Upon leaving the service, Jim worked with his stepfather Gary Garrison who was manager of the Bradford Coffee Shop in Fort Myers. In 1947 he began working at Sears & Roebuck as a furniture salesman and eventually manager of the furniture department until January 1979. Jim?s wife Lucille passed away on August 8, 1983. Together they had created a wonderful family where individuals where respected and encouraged to be all that they could.
The second chapter of Jim?s life began on Feb. 18, 1984 when he married Audrey Clark. It was because of his love for golf that Jim and Audrey first met on the course at ?The Fort? where Audrey also worked part time in the Pro Shop. Their similar interests drew them together, and on Feb. 18, 1984, they were married at the old Fort Myers Country Club. They sold their house in Edison Park in 1991 and lived in several areas, chosen mainly because of local golfing. Their final move was to Canton, Ga. to be near his daughter Linda.
Jim was living in an assisted living home in Jasper under the care of Hospice when he peacefully passed from this life. Throughout his life, Jim was known to be a kind, considerate gentleman who loved his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Besides Audrey, Jim is survived by his son, James C. Garrison, Jr., (Susan), Fort Myers; grandsons, Adam L. Garrison, Atlanta, Ga., and Brian M. Garrison, Dallas, Tx.; daughter, Linda G. McIver (Bruce), Talking Rock, Ga.; and granddaughters, Jennifer D. McIver, Smyrna, Ga., and Stacy M. Stein (Rob), Acworth, Ga.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 from Roper Funeral Home Chapel. Interment of ashes will be beside his first wife Lucille in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Journey Hospice Foundation, 815 Exocet Dr., Ste. 107, Cordova, Tn. 38018.
Ms. Mario Jones Richards, age 64 of Stockbridge, Ga., passed away Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 at Henry Medical Center.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James and Shelly Dean, Hampton, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Sandi and Kris Bonner, Reidsville, N.C.; brother, Terry Jones, and his daughter, Josephine, New Zealand; sisters and brother-in-law, Sandy Vaccaro, Jackson, Ga., and Debbie and Don Moseley, Stockbridge; and grandchildren, Jimmy Lee, Madison, Kati, Lauren, Payton and Baylee. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Buddy Roper officiating. Interment followed at Jasper City Cemetery. Pallbearers were: James, James, T., Jack and Gary Dean, Terry Jones, Justice Chappell and Don Moseley.
Mrs. Opal Virginia Low, age 84 of Ball Ground, Ga., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton, Ga., following a period of declining health.
Born July 11, 1926 in Lanette, Al., she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Leila Waites Traylor. Mrs. Low was a homemaker and a member of Jasper First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Gary Pardue, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Marilyn and Jim Willcox, Kennesaw, Ga.; grandchildren, Monica and Tony Marra, High Point, N.C., James ?Skip? and Cynthia Willcox, Sandersville, Ga., Kelley and Jason Lee, Sugar Hill, Ga., Shea Buckley, Athens, Ga., and Will Buckley, Lawrenceville, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Tony Marra, High Point, Carter Lee, Sugar Hill, and James Willcox IV, Sandersville; and mother-in-law, Lois Low, Jasper, Ga.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 from the Chapel of Jasper First Baptist Church with Dr. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Interment followed in Talking Rock Cemetery. Those desiring to do so may make donations to the Children?s Health Care of Atlanta. Roper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bonnie Priest Hyde, age 90 of Talking Rock, passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Marie Hyde, Jasper, Johnnie Sue and Stan Sheeley, Colorado, and Joyce and Kent Davenport, Jasper. Six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Phillips officiating. Interment followed in Hinton Community Cemetery.
Mrs. Eunice Caylor, age 94 of Canton, formerly of Jasper, passed away on Dec. 13, 2010 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee.
She is survived by her children, Ernestine C. Holcomb, Ball Ground, Lamar and Judy Caylor, Smyrna, Christine and James Neal and Joan and Nile Juhan, all of Canton; sons-in-law, R.D. Wilson, Jasper, and Steve Jackson, Dawsonville; and brother-in-law, Loy Caylor, Jasper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Caylor; daughters, Edith Wilson and Denise Jackson; and son-in-law, Coy Holcomb.
The funeral service was held a 2 p.m. Wednesday from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Gene Childers and Thomas Wheeler officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Roper Funeral Home in charge or arrangements.
Samuel Tucker Thompson, age 69 of Jasper, passed away Dec. 9, 2010 after a courageous two year battle with cancer. Sam was born in Atlanta on Nov. 4, 1941 to the late James Sheffield and Daisy Tucker Thompson. He grew up in Ben Hill, graduated from Southwest High School, proudly served in the Army in the early 1960s and was a 1969 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Engineering.
Sam had executive positions in various companies located throughout the nation until he finally purchased his own company in 2000, Blue Ridge Mountain Woodcrafts, located in Ellijay, Ga. It flourished under his ownership and management with his wife.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Ann Chandler Thompson, Jasper; children, Lisa Wearing and husband Paul, Sandy Springs, Ga., Cyndee Goeman and husband Kelly, Canton, Ga., and Samuel Thompson and wife Sara, Jasper; grandchildren, Peyton, Parker and Piper Goeman, Emma and Mary Anna Wearing and Heidi and Samuel Thompson; sisters, Bernie Coker and Chloe Stany; and brothers, Bob and Jim Thompson. Cousins and nieces and countless friends also survive.
In the eyes of his family, he was the best and smartest husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle or friend there ever was. He was deeply loved by all of his family and he loved them all deeply in return. His passing will leave a huge hole in the lives of all that knew him.
A Celebration of Life service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Birmingham United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Ga. Entombment of the cremains followed at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The LiveStrong Foundation, the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. Roper Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements