Mr. Avery Brown Farist, age 87, of the Yukon Community, Ellijay, Ga., passed from this life on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 from the St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.
He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, born Feb. 19, 1923 to his late parents, Joe Brown and Jennie Avery Evans Farist in Ellijay. He was a farmer at heart with a peach orchard, a labor man and a skilled welder. He was owner and operator of Farist Refrigeration, working with air conditioning, refrigeration and heating. Mr. Farist was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lee Fleming Farist; and son, Jimmy C. Farist.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Johnnie Fay and Danny Griffin, Pace, Fl., and Rosalee and Tony Moss, Jasper, Ga.; daughter-in-law, JoEllen Farist, Acworth, Ga.; grandchildren, Michael Joe Griffin, Jennifer Clayton, Steven Moss, Amanda Silvers and Chris Moss; great-grandchildren, Austin Clayton and Daniella and Owen Thomas Moss; sister, Clora Farist Mulkey, Ellijay; brother, Cecil Farist, Marietta, Ga.; and special friends, Scott and Tammy Reed, Jasper, and Lynn Champion, Ellijay.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, from Turniptown Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Richards and Danny Townsend officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Michael Joe Griffin, Steven and Chris Moss, Scott Reed, Curtis and Austin Clayton, Michael Silvers and Dennis Teems. Donations may be made to the Turniptown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Doug Morrow, 5125 Turniptown Road, Ellijay, Ga. 30536.
Mr. Guy J. Robinson, age 64, died Nov. 10, 2010.
He was the son of the late Guy and Buena Robinson. He was the beloved father of Barbara, grandfather of Shawn and brother of Barbara (Richard) Reid, Joyce (David) Wengrow, Billie Grace (George Tater) Mercier, Ann (Gary) Hegedus and Shirley (Gil) Stephison. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. from R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home in Livonia, Mi. Memorial may be directed to the DAV or to Johnny Barnes at Hinton Community Cemetery.
Mr. Allen Hardin, age 71 of Jasper, Ga., passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Since 1987, Allen and Kathy have lived in North Georgia. Allen had a successful career in many dimensions of the financial software industry. His personal interests included golf, flying, classic cars and motorcycle riding. Kathy and Allen have traveled the world but have found no greater joy than spending time with family and friends at their homestead, ?Heart?s Content Farm.?
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Hardin, Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Alison and Stacey Nutt, Phoenix, Az. and Andrea and Ted Spinardi, Fairfield, Ca.; and grandchildren, Sullivan, Landon and Ellie Nutt, all of Phoenix, Az., Luke and Joshua Spinardi, both of Fairfield, Ca.
The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6 from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Pastor Ted Spinardi officiating. A reception followed at the Community Room at United Community Bank in Jasper. The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to Angel Flight, 2000 Airport Road #227 Chamblee, Ga. 30341, or Chronic Disease Fund, 6900 N. Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 200 Plano, Tx. 75024.
Rev. Lowell Grant
The Rev. Lowell Boyd Grant, age 76 of Talking Rock, Ga., passed from this life on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at Piedmont Hospital.
Rev. Grant, was a Baptist minister and member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was born Dec. 12th, 1933 to his late parents, Arthur Weldon and Maude Hester Grant in Franklin, N.C. He was a graduate of Ellijay High School, serving his country honorably in the U.S. Army. Rev. Grant was a carpenter in the construction industry. He was preceded in death by a son, Lloyd Stanley Grant; sisters, Betty Grant Davis, Joan Grant Tucker and Maxine Grant Davis; and brother, Carl Grant, Sr.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Maureen Woody Grant, Ellijay; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and James Defoor, Ellijay, Pat and Denny Jarrett, Jasper, and Beverly and Gene James, Ellijay; grandchildren, Melissa Stover, Chad Jarrett, Malory and David Baughman, Miranda James, Cody and Shane Grant and Cassie Defoor; great-grandchildren, Emily and David Stover and Harley and Joseph Baughman; sisters, Opal Key, Newnan, and Joyce Young, Ellijay; and brother, Don Grant of Jonesboro.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 from Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Gerald Siniard, Scott Chastain and Dennis Jones officiating. Music and song was by Janice Holt, Sara Cantrell, Rhonda and Herman Davis. Graveside military services followed in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Pallbearers were: Ted Estes, Alan Cain, Grant Wade, Joey Phillips, Chris Chastain, Jeremy and Jamie Smith, Tim Chadwick, Casey Richards and Carroll Holbrook. Donations may be made to the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Kevin Holt, 590 Pike Road, Ellijay, Ga. 30536 in memory of Rev. Grant.
Mr. Larry Stokes, age 58 of Jasper, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at Wellstar Community Hospice in Austell.
Survivors include his brothers and sisters-in-law, Odies and Dimple Stokes, Jasper, Glen Stokes, Flint, Mi., and David and Rita Stokes, Jasper; and sister and brother-in-law, Estelle and Daniel Fitts, Jasper. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Troy Davis and Harold Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Gilmer County. Pallbearers were: Tracy Ray, Kenneth, Steve and Doug Stokes, Bill Barrett and Lanier Moss. The family did accept flowers but prefer donations be made to Cagle Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses.
Mr. Faron Young, age 56 of Jasper, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Tabitha and Barry Weaver, Ellijay, Holly and Scott McDaniel and Jennifer Tegan, all of Jasper; brother, Virgil Young, Jasper; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and G.W. Cantrell, Fairmount, Vivan and Ricky Crump, Ellijay, and Carolyn and Bart Padgett, Jasper; and grandchildren, Alex and Jeremy Gerbert, Natalie Weaver and Tori McDaniel. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
No memorial service has been planned at this time. The family requests instead of flowers please make donations to Cagle Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses.
Rev. Charles Walker
Rev. Charles O. Walker, age 81 of Jasper Ga., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at his residence.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Mary Jewell Walker, Jasper; brother and sister-in-law, Willis and Margaret Walker, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Mary Weed, Elizabeth Hammerlee, Laura Burnette and John and Anna Walker; and great-grandchild, Zoe Hammerlee. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Rev. Walker was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Walker; and son, Paul Walker.
At the request of Rev. Walker, his remains were donated to Emory University Medical School. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at Jasper First Baptist Church with Dr. Jimmy Lewis and David Stuart officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer?s Association, 922 E Morris St., Dalton, Ga. 30721. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Silas Collins, age 93 of Jasper, a loving father, devoted husband, member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and member of Pickens Star Lodge #220, passed away Dec. 1, 2010 at his residence.
Survivors include his sons, Rocky Collins, Jasper, Key Phillips, Acworth, and David Phillips, Pine Mountain; daughter, Crystal Sisk, Fayetteville, N.C.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 from Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Joey DuBois officiating. Interment followed in th church cemetery with Pickens Star Lodge #220 in charge of the Masonic graveside service. Pallbearers were: Roy and Sonny Collins, B.J. Moss, David Mueller, Jerry Sisk and Jessie Cash. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Judy ?Denise? Williams, age 57 of Canton, died on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
She was a facility manager at AT&T and a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Roger Williams, Canton; sons, Matt (Lori) Williams and Mark (Michelle) Williams, all of Canton; brother, Kenny (Barbara) Goss, Woodstock; sisters, Brenda Reece, Holly Springs, and Diane Mitchell, Jasper; and grandchildren, Logan, Madelyn, Chandler, Emma, and Lyla Williams; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of South Canton Funeral Home with the Revs. Billy Edmondson and Brian Ergle officiating. Interment followed in Cherokee Memorial Park. Flowers were accepted or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1825 Barrett Pkwy., Ste. 280, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144.
Beverlee Joan Barber, age 76 of Big Canoe, Ga., passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.
Beverlee was born in Long Beach, Ca. and raised in Tacoma, Wa. where she met and married her high school sweetheart, William (Bud) Barber. After living in Marietta, Ga., North Ridgeville, Oh., Columbia, Md., Huntington, Ct. and Roswell, Ga., they retired to Big Canoe.
Beverlee was a talented singer, loved to play golf and Mahjong, make crafts, decorate and sew. She was a devoted homemaker to her family. Beverlee was preceded in death by her father, Freidrich Haman.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years; mother, Ruth Haman, Lakewood, Co.; sister, Georgia Harrison, Lakewood, Co.; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Bill Allgood, Marietta, Ga.; son, Blaire Barber, Big Canoe; daughter and son-in-law, Georgia and Mike Anders, Marietta, Ga.; and son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Dawn Barber, Ellicott City, Md.; Ten grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and their beloved dachshund, Frieda, also survive.
The family will hold a private celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Beverlee?s memory to Georgia Mountain Hospice, 70 Caring Way, Jasper, Ga. 30143. Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory of Fort Oglethorpe was in charge of arrangements.