Ann W. Laird, age 78 of Tate, Ga., passed away peacefully on July 9, 2009 at the home of her son in Knoxville. She was born in Bisbee, Az. She moved to Tate in l972 and owned the historic Tate House.
Mrs. Laird was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Joseph P. Laird; and her parents.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Spencer and Vicky Johnson, Knoxville, Tn., and Shad and Camille Johnson of Jasper, Ga.; her daughter, Cindy Navarro, Ellijay, Ga.; and her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Kenny Passmore, Knoxville, Tn. Three grandchildren also survive.
In honor of her wishes, there will be a private family service. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Serving the family: Stevens Mortuary, Knoxville.
Violet Del Castillo
Mrs. Violet Del Castillo, age 88 of Jasper, passed away at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth.
Survivors include her sons, Anthony Vargas, Tampa, Fl., William Vargas, Lee, Fl., Sebastian Vargas, Oregon, Leo Vargas, Montana, Michael Vargas, Salt Springs, Fl., David Vargas, Micanopi, Fl., and Henry and Robert Del Castillo, both of Texas; daughters, Shirley Lapinski, Griffin, Ga., Christine Parsons, Jasper, Diane Del Castillo, Duluth, and Anita Ross, Panama City, Fl.; brother: Ydilio Perez, Pensacola, Fl; sister: Terina Barbolla, Tampa, Fl. Thirty-three grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren and various nieces and nephews. Mrs. Castillo was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Del Castillo and a daughter, Hilda Carcia.
The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 3 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home. Entombment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens Chapel Mausoleum. The Rev. Bill Parsons officiated. Pallbearers were: Steve Ross, Rodney, Ronald and Robert Lapinski, Jr., Andy Blackstock and Joel Leggett.
Mrs. Charlene Phillips, age 66 of East Point, Ga., passed away at her residence in Pensacola, Fl. on Thursday, July 2, 2009.
Survivors include her sons, Chris Wilson, Texas, Mike Wilson, Florida, Kevin, Jeff and Sean Wilson, all of Georgia; daughters, Suzanne and Molly Wilson, both of Georgia; brother, David Benefield, Georgia; sisters, Becky Bicknell and Wanda Caldwell, both of Georgia, Connie Kane, Florida, Cindy Benefield, Colorado and Angie Benefield, Georgia; Fifteen grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 5 from Antioch Baptist Church in Dawson County with interment following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ronnie Loner officiated. Her sons and brother served as pallbearers. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mary Lou Bernice Bowling, age 88 of Jasper, passed early Wednesday morning, July 1, 2009 at Wildwood Health Care in Talking Rock.
Mrs. Boling was born in Cherokee County on March 24, 1921 to Daniel P. and Ophelia Reavis Green. She married Marion ?Jack? Bowling in 1943. Bernice was one of the ?Rosie the Riveter? girls during WW II, working on the B-29 at the Bell Bomber plant in Marietta. She also worked at various sewing plants in and around Pickens County. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marilyn Ophelia; her husband, Jack; and a sister, Stella Mae Green Richey.
Survivors include a nephew, Roy Arnold Cearley and wife Bea, Camden, Ar.; great-nephew, Stuart Cearley and wife Michelle and children, Bentonville, Ar.; great-niece, Donya Cearley Stark and husband John and children, Columbus, Oh.; half-sister, Georgia Sallette, and half-brother, Frank Green and their children, all of Cobb County; and aunts, Kate Hyde, Cumming, and Mary Alice Reavis, Canton.
The funeral service was held Friday, July 3 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles O. Walker officiating. Interment followed in Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Ralph H. Beavers, age 83 of Jasper, Ga., passed Saturday afternoon, July 11, 2009 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte D. Beavers, Jasper; son, T. Scott Beavers, Coatsville, Pa.; daughters, Ginger Joy Christian, Germansville, Pa., and Kandy Anthony, Warwick, Md.; and sisters, Ileen Terrell, Smyrna, Thelma Kogan, New Jersey, Dorothy Johnson, Muriel Darby and Barbara Ann Stewart, all of Smyrna. Five granddaughters also survive.
Mr. Beavers was cremated and his desire was to have no service. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Grace Newman Nichelson, age 93 of Rydal, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Wendell and Janie Nichelson, following an extended illness.
She was born in Fannin County, Ga. on July 15, 1915, daughter of the late Thomas Newman and Margarette Hensley Newman. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Dewey Nichelson; a brother, Willie Newman; a sister, Dicie Hughes; two infant sons; a son-in-law, Carmace Reece; and a grandson, Bryan Nichelson.
During her lifetime, Mrs. Nichelson was a housewife and mother, and loved sewing and gardening. She gave her heart and life to God at an early age, and served Him every day. She loved her Lord and Savior and her family more than life, and was one of the oldest members of the Ludville Church of God.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell and Janie Nichelson, Glenn and Audrey Nichelson, all of Rydal, and Tommy and Teresa Nichelson of White; five daughters, Helen Greenway and her husband Jim of Cartersville, Evely Reece of Calhoun, Naomi Hamrick and her husband Paul, Nikki Fowler and her husband Larry, all of Cartersville, and Annetta Evans and her husband Jimmy of Adairsville; and a granddaughter she raised, Crissy Coleman and her husband Junior of Douglasville. Twenty-six grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great-grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m. from the Ludville Church of God with Dr. Marvin Ellis and Rev. Richie Franklin officiating. Interment followed in the Ludville Church of God Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Kyle Greenway, Nathan Whitmire, Ronnie Reece, Jeremy, Jamie and Timothy Evans, Dean and Shane Nichelson, Matthew Crumley, Jessie Benson and Christopher Fowler.
Mr. Rembert Hendrix, age 65 of Fairmount, passed away at his residence Wednesday, July 8, 2009 following an extended illness.
He was born on February 28, 1944 in Pickens County, Ga., son of Mettie Elizabeth Young Hendrix and the late Charlie Randolph Hendrix.
Mr. Hendrix retired from Bennett Motors in Rydal, was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the Fairmount Lodge # 349 F&AM of Fairmount.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Wanda Hendrix; daughters, Rochelle Cantrell and her husband Scotty, Jaronda Crook and her husband Jeff, all of Fairmount, and Crystal Hendrix of Ranger; mother, Mrs. Mettie Hendrix of Ranger; and three brothers, Clinton Hendrix, Blanton Hendrix and his wife Kate and Truman Hendrix and his wife Glenda, all of Ranger; grandchildren, Nicole Reece and her husband Chad of Jasper, Joshua Cantrell, Jonathon Crook and Hannah Crook, all of Fairmount; a great-grandchild, Brayden Reece of Jasper; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Friday at 2 p.m. from the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Earnest Channell officiating. Music was arranged by the New Hope Trio. Active pallbearers were: Dr. Gary Lemmons, Charlie Long, Harry Peirce, Renneth Hendrix, Marvin Hendrix and Dorsey Long. Officers and members of Fairmount Lodge # 349 F&AM served as honorary pallbearers. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Masonic graveside rites being conducted by the Fairmount Lodge # 349 F&AM. Flowers were accepted or contributions may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in Mr. Hendrix?s memory.
Mrs. Mary Reeves Bonville, age 87 of Jasper, Ga., died Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper following a period of declining health.
Born April 2 1922 in Wilton, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Jones Reeves. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Bonville, Sr. Mrs. Bonville was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Jane Ochoa, Jasper; sons, Robert E. Bonville, Jr., Green Valley, Ar., and Michael Clayton Bonville, Davie, Fl. Six grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive.
At her request, Mrs. Bonville was cremated and a private family memorial service was held at her granddaughter?s residence on Friday, July 3. Roper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mary Louise Welch Bolton, age 94 of Doraville, Ga., died July 4, 2009.
Mrs. Bolton was a native of Gwinnett County, was a homemaker and a member of the Winters Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Norcross Order of the Eastern Star for 50 years. Mrs. Bolton worked for Cofer Brothers in Chamblee in the late 1950?s and the early 1960?s. Preceded in death by her husband, V.T. Bolton, Jr. and a daughter, Kay McCranie, she is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Sue Bolton Bradley, Dawsonville, and Joy and Eddie McCrory, Jasper; son, Jack Bolton, Doraville; brother, George Welch, Tucker; sister, Jessie Daniel, Norcross. Twelve grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
She leaves behind her a legacy of love and service.
The funeral service was held Monday, July 6 at 11 a.m. from Winters Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Flowers were accepted, but those desiring may make contributions to the Winters Chapel United Methodist Church, 5105 Winters Chapel Rd., Doraville, Ga. 30360 770-396-4550. www.crowellbrothers.com
Mrs. Marie Chastain, age 80 of Tate, Ga., passed early Sunday morning, July 12, 2009 at Wellstar-Kennestone, Marietta.
Survivors include her son, Barry Chastain, Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Ron Levine, Kennesaw, brothers, Steve Hitt, Canton, and Bill Hitt, Hickory Flat; sister, Nora Reece, Holly Springs; grandchildren, Erica Levine, Stephanie Whitfield and Kimberly Hanson; and great-grandchildren, Destiny Dysart and Cameron and Jack Whitfield.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, July 14 at 2 p.m. from Free Hope Baptist Church in Pickens County. Interment followed in the church cemetery with the Revs. Gene Childers and Larry Reece officiating. Pallbearers were: Robert and Larry Reece, Jimmy Hitt, Billy Kowitz, Jerry Chastain and Jeffrey Hughes. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Leonard Lanier ?Bernard? Wright, age 50 of Jasper, Ga., died Thursday, July 9, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.
Born March 16, 1959 in Pickens County, he was preceded in death by his father, Ray Lee Wright. Mr. Wright had worked at Walmart as a stock clerk.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ora Grace Wright, Jasper; sister, Linda W. Brooks, Talking Rock, Ga.; brothers, Lanny Wright, Waleska, Ga., Loren Wright, Canton, Ga., and Leslie Wright, Ducktown, Tn.; nieces and nephews, Selena, Jacob, Terry, Tommy and Jessica Wright, Marla Mahan, Vickie Simmons and Kelly Reeves. Aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 10 from Roper Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Lane Wright and Franklin King officiating. At his request, Mr. Wright was cremated following the funeral service. Contributions may be made to a memorial fund at Roper Funeral Home in Bernard?s memory.
Terry Zimmerman, age 74, of Verona, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, in Madison. He was born on Feb. 23, 1935 in Madison, the son of Lloyd and June (Evans) Zimmerman. Terry married Sandra Spraetz on Oct. 9, 1953. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in fine arts. He served in the US Army with the occupation forces in Germany; he served as an alderman of the Third Ward and held positions in sales and sales management during his employment years.
He greatly loved his family and possessed a unique lust for life. Among his many passions were camping, hiking, skiing, tennis, golf, genealogy, traveling, the arts and music. His travels and employment took him to Georgia in 1978, where he and Sandra resided for 30 years before returning to their roots in Wisconsin.
Terry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra; daughters, Lynne Greco, Durango, Co., and Renee (Brian) Raffel, Verona; sons, Jeff (Joette) Zimmerman, Mount Pleasant, S.C., Chris (Laura) Zimmerman, Alpharetta, Ga., and Mark (Karen) Zimmerman, Holly Springs, N.C.; 13 grandchildren, Chad Zimmerman, Christine Paisant, Emily Cardarella, Eric Zimmerman, Nick Cardarella, Zachary Zimmerman, Kelson Raffel, Michael Sparano, Kinsey Zimmerman, Carly Sparano, Ashlyn Raffel, Marissa Zimmerman and Bryce Raffel; four great-grandchildren, Alexis and Mason Zimmerman and Lily and Emery Paisant; brother, Don (Eunice) Zimmerman of McFarland; three brothers-in-law, Webb, Doug and Ken Spraetz, and their wives; eight nieces, four nephews and several great-nephews and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Evan of Augusta.
There will be an open house on Sunday, August 16 from 1-4 p.m. with a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Brian and Renee Raffel, 2295 Spring Rose Road, Verona, Wi. Memorials may be made to Jasper United Methodist Church, 85 W. Church St., Jasper, Ga. 30143; the Alzheimers Association - call 1-800-272-3900 for more information or visit www.alz. org; or to St. Mary?s Care Center, 3401 Maple Grove Drive, Madison, Wi. 53719.
Mrs. Jamie Mills Baldridge, age 89 of Jasper, passed at her residence Saturday morning, July 11, 2009.
Survivors include her son, Olin (Bud) Mills, Jasper; daughter, Pat Parker, Jasper; sister, Geneva Trulove, Cleveland, Tn.; grandchildren, Robbie Mills and Katrina and Jeff Manis, all of Jasper; and great-grandchildren, Cody and Gavin Manis. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Baldridge was preceded in death by a grandson, David Parker.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, July 14 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Bruce, Kenneth Kirk and Harold Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: Rick Ray, Charles Christian, Larry Childers, Brian Reece, Wesley Cook and Danny Crane.