Troy Byess, age 77 of Waleska, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at Northside Hospital- Cherokee.
Mr. Byess served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran with three purple hearts. He retired from maintenance at Six Flags and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Carolyn Byess, Waleska; children, Randy (Lisa) Byess, Cedartown, Tex (Debbie) Byess, Talking Rock, Michelle (Kenneth) Barker, Canton, Todd and Scott Byess and Billie Jo Satterfield, all of Waleska; brothers, Bill (Betty) Byess, Sommerville, Al., and Tex (Wanda) Byess, Union Grove, Al.; and brother-in-law, J.W. Lee, Waleska. Twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Pruitt officiating. Interment followed in Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Bill Holland, age 67 of Dawsonville, passed away on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.
Bill was a retired carpenter. He was honest, hardworking and enjoyed coon hunting. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sybil Holland.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Wylene Holland, Dawsonville; daughters, Pam (Rev. Danny) Baker, Canton and Jan (Jeff) Harris, Dahlonega; sister, Mae (A.W.) Head, Canton; brothers, Robert (Jean) Holland, Charles ?Frog? Holland, Junior and Jerry Holland, all of Canton; and grandchildren, Hannah and Micah Baker and Sydney and Holland Harris. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Danny Baker officiating. Interment followed in Conns Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Loren Lionel Wright, age 45 of Canton, Ga., died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga., following a sudden illness.
Born Nov. 10, 1964 in Cherokee County, Ga., Loren was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lee Wright.
Survivors include, his daughter, Jessica Lynne Wright, Canton; mother, Ora Grace Wright, Jasper; sister, Linda W. Brooks, Talking Rock; and brothers, Lanny Wright, Waleska, and Leslie Wright, Copperhill, Tn. Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6 from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home in Jasper with the Revs. Franklin King and Lane Wright officiating. At his request, Mr. Wright was cremated following his service.
Mrs. Damarius Sue ?Damie? Bush, age 51 of Jasper, Ga., died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010.
Mrs. Bush was born on Jan. 11, 1959 in Jacksonville, Fl. to parents, Luther, Jr. and Betty Lou Pruitt Oliver. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by brother, Luther S. Oliver, III.
Survivors include her husband, Mitch Bush of the home in Jasper; sister, Elizabeth Lazar, Atlantic Beach, Fl.; sister-in-law, Sandra Eady, Blairsville; nephew, Sean Christian Oliver; great-nephews, Hunter and Ryder Sean Oliver; and best friend, Judy McQuaide, Jacksonville, Fl.
A private family service was held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Damie Bush Memorial Fund, 23 Mill Pond Court, Jasper, Ga. 30143.
Mr. Mark Thomas Henderson, age 44 of Ball Ground, Ga., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in Pickens County from injuries sustained in a automobile accident.
Born Nov. 26, 1965 in Marshalltown, Ia., Mark graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1989 with a BS in Information and Computer Technology. He went on to earn his Master?s of Science in Business Administration from Georgia State University in 1998. Mark was a part of Leadership North Fulton 2009-10. He was employed as a business analyst/project manager at Abel Solutions in Alpharetta, Ga.
Survivors include, his wife of 10 years, Mary Henderson, Ball Ground; twin daughters, Stephanie and Melanie Henderson, both of Ball Ground; son, Thomas Henderson, Ball Ground; parents, Tom and Judi Henderson, Clarkston, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Tim Cleary, Overland Park, Ks.; and grandmother, Genevieve Palmersheim, Urbandale, Ia. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 from the All Saints Catholic Church with Monsignor R. Donald Kiernan officiating. Interment followed in Lake Forest Memorial Park in Jasper with Father Charles Byrd officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in memory of Mark Thomas Henderson and be sent to Ball Ground Elementary School, 480 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, Ga. 30107.
Mark will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved him. Roper Funeral Home of Jasper was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Clara ?Mutt? Wilson Charles, age 93 of Chatsworth, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at her daughter?s residence in Ball Ground, Ga.
She was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Noler James Charles.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Charles Cook, Ball Ground; sisters, Nell Fisher and Mildred Wills, both of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Henry and Brigitte Cook, Talking Rock, Ga., Tom and Tammy Cook, Jasper, Ga., and Mary and Isaac Smith, Waleska, Ga.; and great- grandchildren, Samantha and Chandler Cook, Matthew, Megan, and Mikayla Cook, Tyson, and Bailey and Jonah Smith. Nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Martin officiating. Burial followed in the Swamp Creek Cemetery.
Helen ?Doe? McRae Dover, age 75 of Canton, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.
She was a local artist and a member of North Canton Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Loomis McRae and Sadie Lowe Hill; and grandson, Trevor McFarland.
Survivors include daughters, Angela Burks (Roy) McFarland, Ball Ground, Teresa Burks, Canton, and Charlene Dover (Al) Kellogg, Jasper. four grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survives..
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, from the Chapel of South Canton Funeral Home with the Revs. Joey Dubois and Mike Byess officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Memorial Park.
Mrs. Joan Evans, age 54 of Jasper, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Evans, Jasper; son, Daniel Brooks, Jasper; daughter, Christie Brooks, Jasper; and grandson, Joseph Brooks, Jasper. Seven brothers and one sister also survives.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Lamar Long, William Blackwell and Charlie Buchanan officiating. Interment followed in Lake Forest Memorial Park. Pallbearers were: Daniel Brooks, Ian Mulderig, Curtis Elliott, Todd Lanning, Kenneth Biddy and Kenny Payne.
Don Ware, Sr.
Mr. Don Ware, Sr., age 65 of Jasper, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ware, Jasper; mother, Stella Ware, Dallas, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Don Ware, Jr. and Kim and Matthew and Dawn Ware, all of Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Lincoln Warth, Jasper; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Dena and Bobby Padgett, Dawsonville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Harvey and Barbara Ware, Dallas, Phillip and Sandra Ware, Canton, and Rev. Freed and Betty Ware of Selmar, Tn.; and sister and brother-in-law, Gwenn and Vernon Carver, Fairmount. Thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survives. Mr. Ware was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Ware; and a sister, Syble Shore.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 from Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Ben Mock and Tony Ramirez officiated. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: Trey, Jude, Taylor, Aaron and Isaac Ware, Chase and Lincoln Warth, Bobby Padgett and John and Andrew Callahan. The family did accept flowers or memorials can be made to Cagle Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses or to the Georgia Transplant Foundation.
Mrs. Claudine Ethel Carney Hamby, age 96 of Nelson, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at Grandview Health Care Center.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Petie Hamby Hodge and Paul, Hiawassee; sister-in-law, Frances Carney, Nelson; and grandchildren, Nanette Rahn and Shawna Klossing. Five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Hamby was preceded in death by her husband, Loy Hamby; son, Jimmy Hamby; brother, John Carney; sisters, Wilhmenia Peterson, Juanita Thacker, Marjorie Cole and Martha Champion.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 from Nelson Baptist Church with the Revs. Leroy Kelley and Steve Chadwick officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: Jeff Cantrell, Jim Blankenship, Lowell Clute and George Armstrong. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.