May 18, 1942 ? Dec. 4, 2009
Mary Pamela Dougherty (Pam) of Sarasota, Fl., died Dec. 4, 2009.
Pam is survived by her son, Christopher Leland Theetge (Cemantha), Sarasota; daughters, Rachael Benson, Racine, Wi., and Mariah Cohen (Tom), Bradenton, Fl.; step-son, David Theetge, Atlanta, Ga.; stepdaughter, Janis Horn, Miami, Fl.; brother, John Christopher Dougherty III (Claudia), Sarasota; and sister, Penny Dougherty Stith, Sarasota.
Pam is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Madi Bear, Tanner Bear and Drake Cohen, all of Bradenton, Fl., Zoe and Isabelle Benson, Racine, Wi., and Iris and Vivian Theetge, Sarasota, Fl.; and her niece and nephews, Sharkey Goodell (Mary and daughter Kinsey) and Brendan Dougherty, all of Sarasota, and Caitlan Dougherty, North Port, Fl.
Pam won many battles with breast cancer but lost the war. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 250, Dallas, Tx. 75244, TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fl. 34238, or your charity of choice.
A celebration of Pam?s life will be held at a later date. Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Michael Lynn Findley, age 52 of Fairmount, Ga., departed this life Tuesday morning, Dec. 15, 2009 at the Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga. surrounded by his loving family.
Michael was born June 11, 1957 in Gordon County, Ga. He was preceded in death by his father, Dorace Findley; and his father-in-law, Marvin Young. Michael was a 1975 graduate of Fairmount High School and proudly served his country in the US Marines. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove (Ryo) Baptist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Jane Young Findley of the residence; daughters, Jessica and Kristen Findley, both of Fairmount; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Cassandra Findley; granddaughter, Arial Findley; grandson on the way in April 2010, all of Calhoun; mother, Rachael Findley; sister and brother-in-law, Alisa and Bobby Goble, all of Fairmount; mother-in-law, Nancy Young, Ludville; and aunts and uncles, June Godfrey, Fairmount, J.B. Mahan, Nashville, Tn., and Anna and Roy Rogers, Woodstock. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Michael was held Friday, Dec. 18 from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Harold Owens and Lamar Beason officiating. He was laid to rest in the church cemetery with Steve Black, Bobby Goble, Ty Sellers, Pete Verhine, Wayne Young, Jerry House, Jackie Brannon and Dwight King serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Grogan and Willie Alvarez. Fairmount Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ednerl Perry Caylor, age 79 of the Hinton Community died Dec. 7, 2009 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital following a brief illness.
Born May 4, 1930 in Pickens County, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Freeman and Julia Ann Perry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Caylor. Mrs. Caylor was a chicken and cattle farmer.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Richard Davis, Hinton; son, Clyde Davis, Hinton; grandchildren, Steven and Jessica Hamrick and Grady and Mahaley Russell, all of Jasper; and great-grandchildren, Jesilyn, Katilyn and Joseph Hamrick, all of Talking Rock. Several nieces, nephews and relatives also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 from Antioch Baptist Church with the Revs. Buddy Roper, Terry Dean and Harold Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: David and Marcus Kinser, Larry and Gary Fountain, Larry Huskins, Bill Jones, Phillip Caylor and Kim Wilson. Roper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Linda Godfey Gatch, age 56 of Ball Ground, Ga., died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth Ga. following her battle with breast cancer.
Born March 17, 1953 in Clayton, Ga., Mrs. Gatch worked as ITT manager with Tolt Industries and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper, Ga.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Gatch, Ball Ground; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Brad Pendley, Talking Rock; son, James Keith, Ellijay; grandchildren, Nicholas Blake Knowles, Cameron Gabrielle Knowles, Luke Reed Pendley, Kaitlyn Marie Keith and Kathryn Jace Keith; and parents, Jay and Dorothy Godfrey, Talking Rock. Aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 from Roper Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ed Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Hinton Community Cemetery.
Gladys B. Christopher, age 83 of McDonough, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Ms.Christopher is survived by her brother, Bob (Jane) Boling, Suluta, N.C.; children, Emily Franks, Dallas, Ga., Steve (Pauline) Christopher Long, South Carolina, and Tom and Tim (Marianne) Christopher, McDonough Ga.. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements will be announced at a later time. The family requests donations be made to Meals on Wheels of Henry County or Sacred Journey Hospice (McDonough) in lieu of flowers.
Mr. Grady Lee Joe Gaddis, age 43 of Ellijay, passed away at his residence Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.
Survivors include his son, Chris Gaddis. Lumpkin County; daughter, Maggie Sue Gaddis, Ball Ground; brother, Tony Gaddis, Canton; and sisters, Susan Gaddis and Samantha Pinson, both of Ellijay. A memoral service will be announced at a later date. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Howard Craig Flowers, age 66 of Jasper, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 at Emory at Crawford Long Hospital, Mid Town, Atlanta.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Flowers, Jasper; sons, Chris and Scott Flowers, both of Tallahassee, Fl.; and daughter, Tammy Flowers. Merritt Island, Fl.
After visitation on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Cagle Funeral Home, Mr. Flowers was transported to Ivey Funeral Home in Bainbridge, Ga. The funeral service was held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 19 from Attapulgus Baptist Church in Attapulgus, Ga. south of Bainbridge. Interment followed in Attapulgus Cemetery with the Rev. Ben Mock and Marty Durden officiating. Cagle Funeral Home and Ivy Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.