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Obituaries for the week of September 1, 2011; Randy Robinson, Donald Jackson, Cheryl Blankinship, Max Childers, James Hensley

Randy Robinson

Mr. Randy Robinson, age 58 of Jasper, passed at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., late Friday evening, August 26, 2011.

Survivors include his wife, Candy Robinson, Jasper; daughter, Emily Robinson, Jasper; brother, Scotty Robinson, Douglasville, Ga.; and sister, Janet Cooper,Virginia.

A funeral Mass was held Monday, August 29, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church with Father Charles Byrd officiating. Interment followed in Lake Forest Memorial Park. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Donald Jackson

Mr. Donald Andrew Jackson, age 62 of Jasper, Ga., passed at his residence early Monday morning, August 22, 2011.

Mr. Jackson was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the US Army.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Jackson, Jasper; son Lucas Jackson, Jasper; daughter, Kalli Jackson, Jasper; sisters, Wanda Joiner, Homerville, Ga., Nelda Register, Perry, Fl., and Karen Chauncey, Homerville, Ga.; and nieces and nephews,  Jennifer, Lamar, Haley, Ivykaye, Garrett, Hamp, Taylor, Miley and  Michaela.

The funeral service was held Friday, August 26, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral  Home with the Rev. Danny Parker officiating. Interment followed in The Georgia National Cemetery in Cherokee County with local Chapter #47 DAV in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers were: Garrett Register, Ned and Danny Carlson, Keith DeLoach, Billy Walton and Calvin Smith. The family did accept flowers or memorials may be made to Georgia Mountain Hospice, 70 Caring Way, PO  Box 580, Jasper, Ga. 30143.

Cheryl Blankinship

Cheryl Jane Blankinship went home on Sunday, August 29, 2011.

She was preceded by her parents, Effie Bunch Coester and George Coester; and brother, Joseph.

She left behind a thousand shining lights in the hearts of those she helped through hard times.  Donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul in Jasper. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Marietta.

A tribute written for Ms. Blankinship by a Progress contributor also appears on this page.

Max Childers

Mr Max Childers, age 69 of Jasper, passed at his residence early Thursday morning, August 25, 2011.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Childers, Jasper;  sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Brandy Childers, Jasper, Chris and   Dawn Childers, Marble Hill, Corey and Shannon Childers and Chad and Sarah Childers, all of Jasper; daughters and son-in-law, Lisa Heaton, Canton, Gaylene and Jimmy Gleason and Kaylene Marlow, all of Jasper; brothers, Bobby Childers, Fairmount, Herman Childers, Calhoun, Bo and Junior Childers, both of Fairmount, Ed, Sylvester and Melvin Childers, Talking Rock; and sisters, Bonnie Pruitt and Linda Childers, both of Jasper. Nineteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service was held Saturday, August 27, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs.  Charlie Buchanan and Jonathan Jarrett officiating. Interment followed in the Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery with Shawn, Tony and  Jason Childers, Gene Mayhan, Jamie Elrod and Jeff Denney serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Mitchell Bozeman and Glenn Jarrett.

James Hensley

Mr. James (Charli) Hensley, age 72 of the Yellow Creek Community, passed at his residence early Friday morning, August 26, 2011.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Tracy Hensley, Marble Hill;  brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Hensley, Jasper, and Gene and Katherine Hensley, Dawsonville; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Henry Green, Dawsonville; and granddaughter, Heather Hensley. Five nieces and mother of son, Cricket Hensley, also survives.

The funeral service was held Sunday, August 28, at 2 p.m.  from Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Rodney Pilcher officiating. Pallbearers were: Dale Helton, Leon Bearden, Steve Hart, Chris, Harold and Gene Hensley, Jason Goforth and Henry Green. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.