Mr. Herbert Hoover Hensley, age 81 of Ranger, Ga., departed this life Monday morning, May 10, 2010 at Calhoun Health Care Center.
Herbert was born March 19, 1929 in Pickens County, Ga., a son of the late Agustus and Emma Vick Hensley. He was retired from the DOT. Mr. Hensley was also preceded in death by his brothers, Velt, Clifford and Amos Hensley; sisters, Velvey Hensley, Ramie McClure, Jewel Goble, Bonnie Corn and Eunive Hensley; and son-in-law, Mike Keener.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Elosie Hensley; son and daughter-in-law, Dwight David and Pat Hensley; daughter, Deborah Keener; and special grandson, Blaine Ty Hensley, all of Ranger.
A service to celebrate his life was held Wednesday, May 12 at 2 p.m. from Berean Baptist Church with the Revs. Calvin Ball and Gene Childers officiating. Music was provided by the Hensley Trio. He was laid to rest in Berean Baptist Church Cemetery with Jerry Crump, Shane McDougle, Mylon Holbert, Jim Phillips, Wayne Goble, Johnny Corn, John McAfee and Danny Childers serving as pallbearers. His nephews and friends served as honorary pallbearers.
Mrs. Opalene McFalls, age 72 of Jasper, passed away Friday May 14, 2010 at her home. She was preceded in death by her son, Garvin Padgett.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Kina Padgett, Jasper; brother and sister-in-law, O.T. and Colleen Mullinax, Columbia, S.C.; and special friend, Jerome Dyer, Jasper. Seven grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Shane Calhoun and Bobby Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Roper Funeral Home.
N.C. Low, age 84 of Talking rock, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010 at his residence.
After attending North Georgia College, Mr. Low joined the US Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theater in WW II. Later he also served in the US Air Force at Turner AFB.
A lifelong resident of Talking Rock, Mr. Low was the owner of N.C. Low Pulpwood Co. in association with The Hiawassee Land Co, as well as many other varied business ventures. In addition, he took many leadership roles in the community, including serving as a deacon in Talking Rock Baptist Church, member of the Masons and a Shriner, secretary to the Board of Jasper Banking Co., Pickens Technical Institute Board of Directors, chairman of Pickens County Democrats and mayor of Talking Rock.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Norman C. Low, Sr. and Jewell Bunch Low; as well as a sister, Betty Culverhouse. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen Hobson Low; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Edwina Low, Carrollton, and Joey Low, Talking Rock; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Dennis Hodge, Rome; and sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Theron Crowe, Marietta. He is also survived by three grandchildren Chris Low and wife Cari, Ali Low and Kayla Low and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held Thursday, May 13 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home in Jasper with the Revs. Larry Kelly and Max Caylor officiating. In addition, he was eulogized by both his son Michael and the Hon. Ed Jenkins. Both celebrated the long and full life of a man who loved and provided well for his family, was a large personality with a great sense of humor and adventure, and was an example for many in Pickens County in both word and deed. He was known as ?friend? to a wide circle. Interment followed at Talking Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Talking Rock. An honor guard provided by local DAV Chapter 47 and active duty Marines recognized his war-time service with a 21-gun salute, playing of Taps and presentation of the flag to his wife. Serving as pallbearers were: Chris Low, Jim and Mike Lowe, Mark Grizzle, Richard Reece and Larry Watson. Donations may be made to a scholarship fund with Chattahoochee Technical College Foundation or Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Mr. L.B. Broward Garrison, age 93 of Jasper and Toccoa, Ga., passed at Stephens County Hospital, Toccoa, early Friday morning, May 14, 2010.
Mr. Garrison was an Army veteran of WW II, a 50-year Master Mason, a 50-year Lions Melvin Jones Fellow and a District 18A Hall of Fame member of the Jasper Lions Club. He had been a member of Jasper United Methodist Church for over 50 years. The Cochran-Garrison Building was named in his honor.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Garrison; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Linda Garrison, Orlando. Fl., and Mike and Donna Garrison, Jasper; and grandchildren, Kristin Kelting, DeBary, Fl., and Kelly Finogle, Virginia Beach, Va. Four great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Garrison was preceded in death by his wife, Polly Garrison.
The funeral service was held Monday, May 17 at 2 p.m. from Jasper United Methodist Church with the Revs. Chip Wilson and Hoyt Jenkins officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens with local Chapter #47 DAV in charge of military graveside services. Pallbearers were: Paul, Steve, Kevin and Justin Garrison, Chad Finogle and Pete Kelting.
Ms. Deanna Leigh Griffin, age 37 of Swanee, Ga., passed at her residence Tuesday evening, May 11, 2010.
Survivors include her daughter, Shyanne Griffin Dacula; father, Hoyle Griffin, Demorest, Ga.; ex-husband, Shon Griffin, Dacula; aunts and uncles, Gaylon and Les Brinson, Jasper, Debbie and Herb Theis and Deborah and Ron Schoen; and cousins, Tim and Anita Prichard.
A memorial service was held Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home. Pastor Bob Self officiated with eulogies given by Gaylon Brinson and Shon Griffin. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Living Word Church for a trust fund established for the daughter, Shyanne Griffin.
Mr. David S. Satterfield, age 54 of Canton, passed way Friday, May 14 2010.
David served in the US Army and was a member of Spirit Baptist Church.
Survivors include his sons, Casey Sanders, Jasper, and Michael Wilkie, Holly Springs; half-brother, Danny Cline, Douglasville; two grandchildren; aunt, Myrle Williams, Ball Ground; and special cousin, Lynn Mosteller. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Richard Picklesimer and Albert Kyle officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sosebee Funeral Home to assist with funeral arrangements.