Arthur Floyd Henderson, Sr. of Ellijay, Ga. passed away July 12, 2010.
Floyd?s incredible sense of adventure and zest for life will be missed by the many friends and family members who loved him.
He was born March 17, 1934, in College Park, Ga., the son of the late Alice Aldora Drake and Willie Dewey Henderson. At the age of 17, he joined the United States Air Force serving during the Korean War. He was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska until honorably discharged. After his service with the Air Force, he entered into the printing industry where he worked for 34 years at Darby Printing Company starting as an apprentice and ultimately rising to vice president of the company. He was recognized in the industry as a leader who could get results. In 1957 he won the most outstanding apprentice in the State of Georgia from the printing industry in Atlanta. Many lifelong friendships were established while there.
As an avid motorcyclist he made several cross-country trips to Colorado, California and Florida and participated in many local charity bike rides. As an outdoorsman and adventurer, he traveled extensively throughout the United States. Recently, he and his son returned to Alaska for him to visit his former military base. He never passed up an opportunity to go on a trip and experience something new such as parasailing with his grandchildren.
Floyd loved to hunt, and be outdoors. Each year he planted a large garden with enough vegetables to share. Floyd was a member of the American Legion, Post 82 in Ellijay and always participated in the local Veteran?s Day parade.
He is preceded in death in 1987 by his loving wife of 34 years, Mary Ruth Porter. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Effie Lucile Henderson (1989); and brothers, William Dewey Henderson (2000), George Leon Henderson (1998), Thomas Samuel Henderson (1997) and Donald Allen Henderson (2008).
Floyd is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Henderson Burns, Acworth, Ga., Kay and Scott Spruill, Kennesaw, Ga., and Cyndi and Randy Davis, Franklin, Ma.; son and daughter-in-law, Art and Glynis Henderson, Dallas, Ga.; and sisters Juanita Butler, Jefferson, Ga., and Patricia Kinard, Columbus, Ga. He was the loving ?Papa? to his five grandchildren, Natalie, Ryan, Rhett, Amy and Drake. He never met a stranger and had many friends, too many to mention, but special friends include Jackie O?Connell, Johnny Angel, Bill and Frank Darby and Hector Ortegon.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, July 15 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel at Roper Funeral Home. Interment was in Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Jasper.
Mr. Clayburn Jack Handsberry Gregory, age 75 of Fairmount, Ga., departed this life Monday, July 12, 2010 at his residence.
Jack was born July 30, 1934 in Wayne County, Ky., a son of the late Obie and Iva Rollins Gregory. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Fairmount for 38 years. Jack was employed as a loader operator for Vulcan Materials for 23 years.
He was also preceded in death by his daughters, Laurla Marie Gregory, Juanita Caldwell, Clarica Haste; and a son Jackie Gregory.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Eloise Chambers Gregory, Fairmount; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Julie Gregory, Science Hill, Ky.; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Chris Langley and Rebecca and Jeff Champion, all of Fairmount; and sister, Norma Keith of Stearns, Ky. Eleven grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren also survive. A service to celebrate his life was held Wednesday, July 14 at 2 p.m. from the Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Al Lyons officiating. He was laid to rest at the Johnson Cemetery with Gary and Josh Ingle, Michael Collins, Jeff and Gregory Champion, Stephen Haste and George Cowart serving as pallbearers.
Mr. Joel Hillhouse, age 37 of Jasper, passed away July 12, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Hillhouse, Sr.; and grandparents, Jim and Ruth Hillhouse and Steve and Inez Evans.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Sue and Roger Tate, Jasper; brothers, Jack Hillhouse, Jr., Canton, and Jason Hillhouse, Jasper; sister, Tammy Sierra, Cartersville; nephews, Justin Clark, Mathew Hillhouse, Kaleb Autrey and Cass Barry; nieces, Nikki Hillhouse and Grace and Ava Golden; great-nephew, Carter Clark; step-sisters, Robin Tate, Atlanta, and Amber Golden, Holly Springs, N.C.; aunt, Jethel Hillhouse, Canton; and cousins, Van Lathem, Canton, and Tara Bennett, Suwannee, Ga.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 17 from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. The family request in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to your favorite charity. Roper Funeral Home of Jasper in charge of the arrangements.
Sue Cash, age 50 of Ball Ground, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at her residence.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Cash, Ball Ground; mother, Betty Jean Dalton, Free Home; sons, Ronnie Cash, Tate, and Johnny Cash, Ball Ground; daughter, Ann Cantrell, Canton; brothers, Billy, Edwin and David Dalton, all of Canton; and sister, Sara Davis, Canton. Three grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Darby Huey Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mike Mullinax and Wayne Mulligan officiating. Interment was in Lake Forest Memorial Park.
Wayne Alan Poole, Sr., age 46 of Talking Rock, passed away Monday, July 12, 2010.
Survivors include his wife, Tram Poole, Talking Rock; children, Christie (Ricky) Carters and Wayne Alan, Jr. (Brittany) Poole, all of Talking Rock; mother, Hazel Lail, Stockbridge; sister, Patricia Parsons, Rome, brothers, Henry L. Poole, Jr., Waleska, Jimmy and Tony Poole, both of Stockbridge, and Jerry Poole, McDonough; and grandchildren, Juleeanna Carter, Landon Poole and Leeland Carter.
The funeral service was held at 12 p.m. Thursday, July 15 from Sosebee Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Herring and Mr. Jerry Poole officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Memorial Park.
Mr. James Dunn, age 87 of Nelson, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 at his residence.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Billy Heath, Marble Hill, and Loretta and Larry Ray, Ball Ground; and sisters, Doris Rampley, Canton, and Nellie Holland Smyrna. Eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 19 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Chaplain David LeGrand officiating. Interment followed in Cherokee Memorial Park. Pallbearers were: Jonathan, Dustin and Chase Ray, Greg Babcock and Samuel and Billy J. Health.
Dr. Ellen M. Bennett, age 74 of Bent Tree, passed way Sunday, July 18, 2010 at her residence. She was assistant professor at the University of Georgia.
Survivors include her mother, Marion Bennett, Bent Tree; brothers and sister-in-law, Bill Bennett, Bent Tree, and Roger and Heidi Bennett, Jasper; and brother-in-law, Bruce Luchs, Bent Tree.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 23 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Caylor officiating. Interment of the cremains will be at Jasper City Cemetery at a later date. The family will accept flowers or donate to the American Cancer Society or Jimmy V. Foundation.
Mr. Joseph Bentley ?Benji? Millsap, age 35 of Talking Rock, Ga., died Sunday, June 27, 2010 at his residence following a sudden illness.
Born July 30 1974 in Cherokee County, Ga., he was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Weldon Millsap. He had worked as a framer doing home construction.
Survivors include his wife, Jessica Millsap, Talking Rock; children, Cody Millsap Canton, Jacob Millsap, Talking Rock, and Carisa Millsap, Tate; mother, Joan Millsap, Talking Rock; sister, Christy Wilkie, Dawsonville, and brothers, Brandon Millsap, Talking Rock, and Brian Millsap, Marble Hill. Aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 from Roper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Matthews officiating. Interment followed in Union Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery in Cherokee County. Pallbearers were: Dwight Kirby, Shane Iler, Eddie Chance, Dean Wilkie, Steven Mulkey and Kyle Davis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benji Millsap Fund, 206 Holley St., Jasper, Ga. 30153.
Donnie Davis, Jr.
Donald R. ?Donnie? Davis, Jr., age 46 of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010.
Mr. Davis was a mechanic in the refrigeration business and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Conyers. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed 4-wheeling.
Survivors include his daughter, Kayla Gayle Davis, Bonifay, Fl.; parents, Donald R., Sr. and Sonja H. Davis, Jasper; brothers, Alan and Brad Davis, both of Jasper; and grandmother, Sara Capes, Hiawassee. A host of aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 18 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Eddie Martin officiating. Interment followed in Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge.
Rose Ware, age 98 of Douglasville, Ga., formerly of Jasper, passed away at Southland Nursing in Peachtree City on July 16, 2010.
Survivors include her son, Wheeler Ware, Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Mae and Louis Jones and Shirley and David Goldsmith, all of Douglasville, Helen Buchanan, Gadston, Al., Martha and John Foster, Fayetteville, Ga., Roberta and Ronald Floyd, College Park, Ga., and Olivia and Bobby Ward, San Francisco, Ca.; and sisters, Zelma McClure, Jasper, Anna Ree Jennings, College Park, and Margerite McCarley, LaGrange, Ga. Eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survives.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, July 20 at 1 p.m. from Friendship Baptist Church in Jasper. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Darby Huey Funeral Home of Canton in charge of arrangements.
Elsie D. Barnett, age 82 of Ball Ground passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Kennestone Hospital.
Elsie was born Sept. 14, 1927 in Lindale, Ga., to the late Herbert E. and Della Ward Carter. She was one of sixteen children. Mrs. Barnett was a member of Antioch Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Barnett. Survivors include her children, Donna (Jim) Rogers, Ball Ground, and Dwight (Lisa) Barnett, Jasper; grandchildren, Catherine (Randy) Cook, Wayne (Robin) Rogers and Ashley, Maddie and Presley Barnett; step-grandson, Tanis Dimsdale; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Alexis Cook and Hayden Rogers; and sister, Helen Richerson, Stockbridge.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Pastors Ken May and Adam Scott officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Memorial Park.
80-year-old showed ?It?s Never Too Late To Learn?.
Barrett Milo Shiff, age 80 of Talking Rock, Ga., smiled when he quoted the above phrase. He had been striving toward a doctorate in computer science for the last three years while combating cancer. Cancer won, July 10, 2010, when he died at his daughter?s home in Huntsville, Al..
Mr. Shiff, a graduate of Auburn University, received his Master?s Degree in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University in 2005 at the advanced age of 75.
Despite the perils of his disease, he continued his studies up until a few weeks before his death. He was working on a project he believed would revolutionize the computer industry. His son, Milo Shiff, is continuing his father?s endeavor.
?Barrett?s Birthday Bash? was celebrated in March of this year by family and friends from nine states at his home in Arbor Hills. ?It was a special celebration of his 80 extraordinary years,? said daughter, Wendy Shiff.
Mr. Shiff was well respected in the academic world for the strength of his keen mind and courageous determination. In June 2010, Nova Southeastern University bestowed upon him an engraved award for outstanding accomplishments in the computer science industry.
Mr. Shiff invented and received a patent on a telephone system that discovered and solved computer problems. He was also involved in the early development of photo conferencing, a procedure designed to keep dangerous prisoners in their cells rather than risk transporting them to court.
Before cancer altered his life plans, Barrett was an avid hiker and camper with the Sierra Club and a Boy Scout leader. He was also a jazz and classical music buff and enjoyed the open waters in a sail boat.
Barrett Shiff was the love and comfort of his children, Milo Shiff, Trish Stuber, Pam Babeck, Wendy Shiff, Charlotte Dahlenburg and Liz Whiteside; and grandchildren, Clay, David, Richard, Charlotte, Bobby Sue, April, Valerie and Samantha. He is preceded in death by his grandson and namesake, Barrett ?Bear? Sargent.
Mr. Shiff is survived by his brother, Charles Shiff, Fort Walton Beach, Fl.; and life companion, Maria Boling, Talking Rock.
A celebration of his life will be held in Mobile, Al., August 16, 2010.
Patricia Elaine McKinney Meza, age 49 of Cleveland, Ga., passed away Friday, July 16, 2010, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. following a sudden illness. Born July 28, 1960 in Hall County, she was the daughter of the late J.D. and Nell Cavender McKinney. She attended White County Schools and was currently employed by McDonald?s Restaurant in Cleveland. She was a member of the Shoal Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Renee McKinney, Cleveland; son, Robert Shaun McKinney, Lithia Springs, Ga.; grandchildren, Nadia Faith and Shalyn Nevaeh McKinney; sister, Sandra Hamrick, Fayetteville, N.C.; and brother, Bradley McKinney, Jasper, Ga. Nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 23 from Shoal Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Vernon officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Barrett Funeral Home in Cleveland, Ga. from noon until 10 on Thursday, July 22. Roper Funeral Home of Jasper in charge of the arrangements.