Mr. Rommuel Sam Ghorley, age 90 of Puyallup, Wa., formerly of Cherokee County, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008.
Mr. Ghorley was a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; son, Steve; and father and mother, Arch and Ollie Hefner Ghorley.
Survivors include his sons, Ken, Ron and Terry Ghorley, Washington; brother, the Rev. Ben Ghorley, Ball Ground; sisters-in-law, Inez and Judy Ghorley, both of Canton. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held Saturday, June 14 from Fir Lane Funeral Home with interment in Fir Lane Cemetery in Washington. Sosebee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Anne Elizabeth Lewis Chernoff, formerly of Atlanta, passed away June 11, 2008 after a lengthy illness.
Elizabeth was the daughter of Tom J. and Anne S. Lewis of Atlanta and Jasper, Ga., and attended The Lovett School in Atlanta. She pursued a career in medical technology, residing in Oregon for the past 12 years.
Survivors include her children, Matthew Gucu, Adam Chernoff, Joshua Gray and Abigail Davenport, Las Vegas, Nv.; and a brother, Tom J. Lewis III, Jasper, Ga. Four grandchildren, all of Las Vegas, also survive.
The service was held in Las Vegas for the family.
Miss Rachel Lou Wilson, age 68 of Jasper, Ga., passed Monday, May 26, 2008 at Heartland Hospice in Cartersville, Ga. following her battle with cancer.
Born August 30, 1941, Miss Wilson was a native and lifetime resident of Pickens County. She was the daughter of the late Alonzo and Clara Watkins Wilson.
Survivors include several cousins and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28 from Roper Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Tommy Teague and Charles Holbert officiating. Interment followed in Jasper City Cemetery.
Mr. Jerry Fowler, age 65 of Jasper, Ga., passed early Thursday morning, June 12, 2008 at Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Marietta.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Rogers Fowler, Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Dana Fowler, Dawsonville; step-daughter, Jessica Hardeman, Jasper; brothers and sisters-in-law, Revere and Joy Fowler, Tate, and Donnie and Betty Fowler, Marble Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Jo Lynn and Pete Walker, Jasper; and grandchildren, Hannah Fowler and Taylor and Baylee Hardeman.
The funeral service was held Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Max Caylor and Johnny Padgett officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens with local Chapter #47 DAV in charge of the military graveside service. Pallbearers were: Reeder Burch, Cade and Corey Fowler, Tim Jenkins and Josh and Michael King.
William A. Bridges went home to be with the Lord on June 10, 2008 in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his loved ones.
William was born April 3, 1934 to Daniel and Annie Bell Bridges. He completed school in Tate, Ga. and enlisted in the ABB Airborne 504 Infantry. After completing his duties, he moved to Los Angeles, Ca. where he became a culinary chef. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Edward Long. William enjoyed praising and worshipping the Lord. He liked the country scenery and beautiful flowers. William was a humble man who loved everyone and all things. He enjoyed cooking and listening to music. His hobby was sitting on the porch, waving to everyone passing by and dancing to the music from his radio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Annie Bell Bridges; sisters, Gloria and Anne Lee Bridges and Marie Hampton; and brother, Plem Bridges.
He leaves to treasure his memory brothers, Ben (Catherine) Bridges and Mark Bridges, both of Jasper; caring nieces, Debra Whiting, Patricia King (Elijah), Elaine Williams (Rodney) and Iris Hampton (Marc), all of Muncie; nephews, Ronnie Hampton (Becky), Ft. Wayne, and Trevor Hampton (Margo), Muncie; and special cousin, Lisa Collier, Muncie. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from Indiana and Georgia also survive.
The funeral service was held Monday, June 16 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Tate. Local arrangements handled by Carmichael Funeral Home, Ft. Wayne, In. Out-of-state arrangements handled by Cagle Funeral Home.
Mrs. Druscilla Alle Clower, age 78 of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at St. Joseph?s Hospital in Atlanta following a brief illness.
Mrs. Clower was born Nov. 16, 1929 at St. Paul, Mn., daughter of the late Sam Alle and Meta Christine Nelson. She retired from Southern Bell Telephone Co. after over 30 years of service. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Mrs. Clower was also preceded in death by her husband James in 1992. She was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Fred Cohen, Jasper, Kathryn Eastman, Newborne, Ga., Deborah Bullard and fiance Richard Darnell, Dawsonville, and Patricia Riley, Cartersville; son and daughter-in-law, Bradd and Carol Bullard, Douglasville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam and Shirley Alle, Grand Rapids, Mn., and Doug and Fannie Alle, Rosedale, Mn. Eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The body was cremated. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests memorials may be made to ASPCA in memory of Mrs. Clower. Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements.