Mr. Phillip ?Phil? Dale Hamby, age 49 of Jasper, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee.
Mr. Hamby had served in law enforcement since 1985, and he was currently a captain for the Gilmer County Sheriff?s office. He was a specialized instructor, general instructor and taught at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy. Mr. Hamby served his country in the US Navy and was a member of Woodstock First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Hamby, Jasper; and daughters, Marybeth and Audrey Leigh Hamby, Jasper. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Clifton and Margaret Elizabeth Hamby.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Pope officiating. Interment followed in the Georgia National Cemetery.
Mrs. Willie Mae Bradley Fricks, age 99 of Cedartown, Ga. and formerly of Rome and Jasper, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 after an extended illness.
Mrs. Fricks was born on Nov. 20, 1909 in Pickens County to the late William T. and Violet Bruce Bradley. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Bradley; sisters, Doris Carver, Ruby DeBarr and Ruth Tabereaux; and husband, Joe Tom Fricks. She was a member of North Broad Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Kay and John Herndon; and sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Jean, Bill and Reba, Fred and Vivian and Jack and Barbara Fricks. Thirteen grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside and interment services were held Saturday, Jan. 3 at 11 a.m. from the family lot of Eastview Cemetery in Rome with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a church or charity of one?s choice. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jewell Lee Brown Farmer, age 91 of Calhoun, Ga., passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at Gordon Health Care Center following several years of declining health.
Mrs. Farmer was born Sept. 9, 1917 in Gordon County, daughter of the late Marion Andy and Lular Wilson Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Farmer; step-daughter, Louise F. Strahs; sisters, Ethel Brown, Estelle Ingle, Mable Hollaran and Ruby Waldrop; and brothers, Frank and B.W. Brown. Mrs. Farmer was a member of Resaca Baptist Church.
Survivors include her step-daughter, Jean F. Chambers, Spring Hill, Fl.; special niece and caregiver, Anita Poole, Jasper; and step-grandchildren, Diane Polny, New York, Lynda Soltis, Texas, Renee Baccari, California, and Michael DeBlois, Oklahoma. Step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Blackstock officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Jasper.
Mrs. Carol Holt Mills, age 61 of Jasper, passed away Jan. 1, 2009 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Little Bud Mills, Jasper; son, Robbie Mills, Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Katrina and Jeff Manis, Jasper; sisters, Ruth Ingram, Nelson, and Mary Padgett, Talking Rock; sister-in-law, Pat Parker, Jasper; and grandchildren, Cody and Gavin Manis. Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Holt.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. from Sharptop Baptist Church with the Revs. Autry Dean, Terry Dean and Kenneth Kirk officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Bo Ingram, Chris and DeWayne Holt, Bill Hall, Matthew Gibson and Jim Fowler. The family did accept flowers or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society to to assist with the funeral expense. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.