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Obituaries for December 13, 2012: Marion Cleghorn, Jr., Howard Bowers, Omen Fountain, Mollie Worley, Betty White, Allen Fowler, Margaret Cagle, Bettie Sue Childers, Butch Cox

Marion Cleghorn, Jr.
    Marion Hubbard Cleghorn, Jr., 79, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed into eternal rest on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Franklin County Medical Center in Preston, Id.  He was born Oct. 5, 1933, the second of two children, in Commerce, Ga., to Marion H. Cleghorn and Ollie Laura Powell.
    Marion graduated from North Georgia Military College and entered the US Army after graduation. He served in Alaska then returned to Georgia where he was employed by the Employment Security Commission in Atlanta. While employed there, he attended Georgia State University in the Counseling and Humanities program.
    Marion loved and appreciated his family. He loved being included in their activities.  Family was his first love, followed by his love of books, music, animals and sports. He was an avid fan of football and baseball.
    Marion, while feisty and confrontational, was also the gentlest, kindest man.  He especially loved cats and dogs. He loved Idaho, Preston and especially the neighborhood and home he lived in. He often remarked upon the kindness and generosity of his neighbors.
    Survived include his wife, Loretta, Preston; daughter, Benita (Gary) Roberts, Smithfield, Ut.; grandchildren, Whitney Matson, Logan, Ut., and Thomas and Sam Roberts, both of Smithfield, Ut.; and nephews, Michael Gee, Pedergras, Ga.,  and Richard Gee, Blairsville, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Celie.
    A memorial service was held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home in Preston. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary. com

Howard Bowers
    Mr. Howard “Paw-Paw” Bowers, age 77 of Nelson, passed away at his home, Dec 2, 2012. 
    He was born Jan. 9, 1935. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Ann Howard; and great-granddaughter, Sky Lark Howard.
    Survivors include his companion of 7 years, 9 months, Dorthy Lanning; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Castleberry  and Regina and Henry Cantrell, all of Jasper, and Pamela and Tony Padgett, Talking Rock, companion’s children, Dean and Diane Thompson, Jasper, Chris Thompson, Macon, Danny and Marie Lanning, Nelson, and Todd and Leighann Lanning, Marble Hill; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; companion’s 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Willie and Herbert Yother, Jasper; and brother and sister-in-law, Talmadge and Loraine Bowers, Jasper. Nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
    The funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 5, at noon from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Keith Martin and Richard Martin officiating. Interment followed at Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery in Dawson County.  Pallbearers were: Dwight Castleberry, Justin and Charles Cantrell, Chris Buchanan and Danny and Todd Lanning.

Omen Fountain
    Mr. Omen Red Fountain, age 82 of Jasper, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
    Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Fountain, Jasper; son, Roger Clinton Fountain, Jasper; daughters and son-in-law, Cathy Caylor, Jasper, and Shirley and Ronald Duke, Canton, Ga.; brother, Oliver Fountain, Talking Rock; and sisters, Ora Grace Wright and Onra Jane Tippens, both of Jasper. Four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Eugene Childers, Moss Fountain, Sanford Fountain and Buck Parker officiating. Interment followed at Free Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Zachary Waters, Robert Bryant, Michael and Tony Tippens, Corey Pittman and Lanny Wright.

Mollie Worley
    Mrs. Mollie M. Worley, age 101 of Talking Rock, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at her residence.
    Mrs. Worley was a member of Nelson Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flowers and gardening.
    She was preceded in death by her sons, Dewey, Cecil, J.T. and Dean Jarrard and Mack Worley. Survivors include her children, Walt Jarrard, Ball Ground, William Jarrard, Dawsonville, Geraldine Parker, Talking Rock, James Worley, Jr., Canton, Helen Tucci, Florida, and Brenda Kazimer, York, Pa. Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild also survives.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Harold Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in Four Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.
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Betty White
    Mrs. (Betty) Gladys Lee White, age 83, of Jasper, Ga., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the residence.
    Mrs. White was born in Chattooga County, Ga., the daughter of the late Mattie Sue Allen.  She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Rome.  Mrs. White was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and was a wonderful cook.
    In addition to her parents, Mrs. White was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Martin White; and grandparents, John B. and Ida Allen.
    Survivors include her children, Sara White Fowler and Jackie White, both of Jasper, and Dana Bandy, Rome, Ga.; and grandsons, Daniel Benner and Scott Fowler, both of Jasper.
    Graveside and interment services were held Monday, Dec. 10, at noon in the Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the Revs. Chip Wilson and Preston Jones officiating.
    Flowers were accepted or donations may be made in Mrs. White’s memory to the Georgia Mountain Hospice, 70 Caring Way, Jasper, Ga. 30143, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, GA Chapter, 922 East Morris Street, N. GA Region Office, Dalton, Ga.  30721. The Oaknoll Chapel of Miller and Richards Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.

Allen Fowler
    Mr. Allen Charles Fowler, age 85 of Fairmount, Ga., departed this life Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2012, at his home.        Allen was born April 22, 1927, in Fairmount, a son of the late Charlie Thomas and Edith Woodall Fowler. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lona Marie Sluder Fowler; brother, Vernon Fowler; sisters, Lois Defore, Eunice Houge, Lorena Davis, Nellie Fowler and Estelle Fowler; and a sister-in-law, Bonnell Fowler.
    Allen proudly served his country during World War II, in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was retired from Georgia Diversified Industries where he was an instructor in the handicap work center. He was a member a deacon of the Fairmount First Baptist Church.
    He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Wayne and Kathy Fowler, Clarksville, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Frank Hummel, III, Duluth, Ga., and Elizabeth and Bill Echols of Sapulpa, Ok.; grandchildren, Preston Fowler, Frank Hummel, IV, Jonathan Hummel, Karis Fowler and Serenity and Jade Echols; and brother, Austin Fowler, Fairmount. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Allen Charles Fowler was held Monday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Fairmount First Baptist Church with the Revs. Rick Langston and Dave Johnson officiating. He was laid to rest beside his beloved wife at the Pleasant Grove (Ryo) Baptist Church Cemetery with Preston and Gary Fowler, Frank Hummel, IV, Jonathan Hummel, Billy Parker, Michael Fowler, Jimmy Sluder and Ricky Young serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Gideon’s International, 2855 Boardtown Road, Ellijay, Ga. 30540.

Margaret Cagle
    Mrs. Margaret Holcomb Cagle, age 75, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2012, at DeKalb Medical Center.
    Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Cagle, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Juli Cagle, Gainesville; sister, Betty Ruth Edmonson, Nelson; and grandchildren, Payton, Avery and Emory Cagle, all of Gainesville.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Thorton officiating. Entombment followed directly after at Sunrise Memorial Gardens Chapel Mausoleum. The family did accept flowers.

Bettie Sue Childers
    Mrs. Bettie Sue Childers, age 68 of Jasper, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
    Survivors include her husband, Horace Childers, Jasper; mother, Mary Gibson, Jerusalem Community; sons and daughters-in-law, Dwight and Debra Childers and Roger and Lorie Childers, all of Jasper; brothers and sister-in-law, Jerry Gibson, Jasper, and L.C. Gibson and  Andy and Linda Gibson, all of Cartersville; sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Leonard Childers, Jasper; grandchildren, Mary Jo Childers, Dylan Childers, Eric Justice and Lane Childers; several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Herbert Gibson; son, Doug Childers; and sister, Patsy Morris. 
    The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Revs. James Thompson, Harold Cantrell and Gene Childers officiating. Pallbearers were: Tony Aaron, Teddy Duncan, Eric Justice and Dylan, Teddy and Mark Childers. Honorary pallbearers were Bug and Mary Jo. Interment followed directly after at the church cemetery. The family did accept flowers. Cagle Funeral Home was honored to serve the Childers Family.

Butch Cox
    Charles “Butch” Cox, age 66 of Tate, Ga., passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at his residence. 
    A native of Cherokee County, he was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary Ruth Cox, of whom he was the only child. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Lucy Cox.
    Mr. Cox retired from the Cherokee County School System in June of 1999 as principal of R.M. Moore Elementary School. He also served as principle and teacher in the Cherokee County School System for 30 years. 
    Among his many interests as a retiree, he was a Master Gardner in Pickens County and of course he will be remembered by all as an enthusiastic Auburn University fan. He was a member and Elder of Trinity Church of Marble Hill. 
    Survivors include his step-bother, James Palmer; uncle and aunt, Larry and Nita Ellgass; and many, many cousins and friends. 
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Trinity Church. The church is located at 2685 Steve Tate Hwy. near the Big Canoe entrance. Mr. Cox donated his remains to Emory School of Medicine, there will be no graveside service.

Card of Thanks
    We would like to express our sincere appreciation to each and every one who showed support to our family in any way during the death of our mother, Donnie Bell Eubanks.