Frank Glass, age 67 of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 following a sudden illness.
A native of Pickens County, he lived most of his life in Dawson County. He was the retired owner of J&F Construction Company and was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Mr. Glass was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Shirley C. Glass; children, Jennifer and Jeffery; parents, Andy Weston and Fannie Mae Glass; sister, Pat Glass; and brother, Paul Glass.
Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Sandra Glass, and Alex and Lori Glass, all of Dawsonville; brother, Bobby Glass, Ball Ground; grandchildren, Dana Jones, Ryan Glass and Natalie Glass; and a number of other relatives.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Kowen and Rodney Pilcher officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville in charge or arrangements.
Chief Clay Adams, age 33 of the Jerusalem Community in Pickens County, passed Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at North Fulton Hospital as the result of an auto accident in Fannin County. Clay was Chief of Police in Nelson, Ga.
Survivors include his father, Jimmy Adams, Jerusalem Community; and three children. Clay was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Adams.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Kinyan officiating. Pallbearers were: Richard and David Robinson, Jason Morgan, Brian Cohen, Matthew Ray and Brad Carroll. The family did accept flowers or you may make donations to Lottie Moon Foundation or an account for the children at Crescent Bank in Jasper.
Ms. Gail Hawkins Tanner, age 58 of Jasper, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at Heartland Hospice House in Cartersville.
Survivors include her father, Harold Painter, Marietta; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Annette Speer, Jasper; sister, Wanda Dunn, Acworth; and grandchildren, Cory Johnson and Page Sears.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. John Neighbors officiating. The family did accept potted plants or floral arrangements.
Mr. Eddie Black, age 55 of Calhoun, died Friday evening in Gordon Health Care following an extended illness.
Eddie was born in Gordon County on June 25, 1953, the son of the late Edgbert and Odessa Moreland Black. He was a lifelong resident of Gordon County and had served with the Georgia National Guard and had previously been employed as a meat processor for several years with Lovinggood Meats, Winn Dixie and Piggly Wiggly.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Beth Black, Jasper; grandchildren, Emma, Addison and Colby Black, Jasper; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nina and Tommy Brumlow, Calhoun, and Brenda and Walt Brown, Acworth; brother and sister-in-law, Freddie and Kay Black, Calhoun; special aunts, Janie McEntyre, Jean Chadwick and Carrie Kardash; and special cousin, Fred Tillerson and wife Betty. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home with the Revs. Mitch Phillips and Eddie Brannon officiating. Interment followed in Fain Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Mitchell and Chad Brumlow, Stacey Parker, Dustin Smith and Kacee and Kevin Black.
Mr. Ricky Childers, age 45 of Talking Rock, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Mr. Childers was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.
Survivors include his sisters, Rhonda Scherer and Regina Cox, both of Talking Rock, and brother, Randall Childers, Jasper. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8 from Bethesda Baptist Church with the Revs.Mike Byess, Jimmy Chester and Greg Long officiating. Interment followed in Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery. Sosebee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ruth Thomason McDaniel, age 85 of Jasper, Ga., died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 21, 1923 in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Mandy Childers Thomason. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer ?Red? McDaniel; daughters, Kimberley Harper and Frances Dorsey; and sisters, Moline Mullins and Lucille Thomason. Mrs. McDaniel was a homemaker and member of County Line Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Jo Ann McDaniel and Nancy and Allen Hamrick, all of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Carol McDaniel, Jasper; grandchildren, Jason and Cole Dorsey, Tiffany Buice, Alison Lopez, Joey Smith, Holly Manglogiannis, and Ryan and Kyle Harper; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Mrs. Evelyn Townsend, Smyrna. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 from County Line Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Banks and Joey Buice officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Daniel Lopez, Jason and Cole Dorsey, Joey Smith, Ryan and Kyle Harper and Pete Manglogiannis. Roper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Myrtle ?Honey? Seckinger Ramsay Lightcap, age 88 of Atlanta, died Dec. 2, 2008 following an illness of several months.
Mrs. Lightcap was born in Savannah, Ga. and attended Girls High in Atlanta and Agnes Scott College. She was married to Thomas Wesley Ramsay and to Leonard Lowe Lightcap, both of whom preceded her in death. She worked for the Coca Cola Company and later for Albert Boykin Insurance. A skilled pianist and singer, she hosted a radio show while she was in college and sang in the choirs of churches she attended. With Mr. Lightcap, she was among the founding members of Cherokee Town and Country Club.
She is survived by her children, Tracy Ramsay Lightcap, Thomas Wesley Lightcap, Jane Lightcap Brown and Susan Kendall Lightcap; and sister, Frances Cady, Lenoir City, Tn. Four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be held at St. Anne?s Episcopal Church in Atlanta Saturday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. Inurement will be in St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church Columbarium at a later date. H.M. Patterson and Son in charge of arrangements.