Emily Wilk Adler died on Jan. 24, 2010, at her daughter?s home in Bent Tree, Jasper, Ga. She was 103 years, 5 months old.
Mrs. Adler was born in Hamburg, Germany, on August 30, 1906 and came to the United States in 1926. She married Hans Adler in Chicago in 1929 and they had two daughters. After her husband died in 1975, she moved to Atlanta to be near one of her daughters. For more that 20 years she lived at KingsBridge Retirement Home where she established the library and took part in many activities.
Mrs. Adler founded the Atlanta chapter of the American Recorder Society. She was active in Life Enrichment Services, the League of Women Voters, the Citizens Advisory Council on Energy (charter member) and the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Atlanta.
Mrs. Adler is survived by her two daughters, Marianne Beck (Walter E.), Waverly, Ia., and Nancy Davis (Monte V.), Bent Tree; and two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband and a grandson preceded her in death.
The body was cremated; burial will be in Chicago at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Georgia Mountains Hospice, 70 Caring Way Jasper, Ga. 30143. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cumming, Ga. in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bonita ?Bonnie? Bryant Giddens, age 50 of Ball Ground, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.
Survivors include her son, Justin Giddens, Buford, Ga.; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Dwight and Barbara Bryant, Ball Ground, and Terry and Sheila Bryant, Marietta, Ga. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw with the Rev. Grant Wade officiating. Burial followed in Pine Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery in Kennesaw.
Viola Stoner, age 88 of Ball Ground, Ga., passed away Jan. 25, 2010 at Grandview Health Care.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Bob Dean, Marietta, and Jobyna and Buddy Stansel, Jasper; grandchildren, Vicki Sickles, Columbus, Oh., Jackie West, Holly Springs, Robert Dean, Marietta, and Anthony Burger, Chatsworth; and great-grandchildren, Morgan West, Holly Springs, and Christopher Sickles, Columbus, Oh.
The funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. from Darby Huey Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Floyd Tenney and Richard Poe officiating. Interment was in Cherokee Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to Ball Ground Baptist Church, 445 Old Canton, Road, Ball Ground, Ga. 30107.
Mr. Bobby Herndon, age 44 of Jasper, passed early Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, 2010 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn Herndon, Jasper; daughters, Kathy Wofford and Tim, Tate, Stephanie Wofford and Chris, Jasper, and Deanna Wofford and Josh, White, Ga.; brothers, Johnny Herndon, Talking Rock, and Ricky Herndon, Jones Mountain area; sisters, Carolyn Patterson, Ellijay, and Betty Kelley, Ranger; and grandchildren, Aaliyah, Clay and Madison Wofford and Charlie King.
The funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. from Town Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Dean, DJ Free, Buck Parker and Lamar Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in Talking Rock Baptist Church Cemetery with Pickens Star Lodge #220 in charge of the masonic graveside service. Pallbearers were: Lamar Reece, Randall Young, Shane Fendley and Ronnie, Dean and Tommy Herndon. Flowers were accepted or memorials may be made to assist with the funeral expenses through an account for Bobby J. Herndon at Jasper Bank on Mark Whitfield Street. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Betty Joyce (Powers) Hannah passed away peacefully on Jan. 26, 2010 at the age of 76 after a long battle with MDS. Betty was born in Anderson, S.C. and was brought up in Seneca, S.C. She moved to the Atlanta area (Dunwoody) in 1977, where she continued her incredible talent as an interior decorator which had served her well during previous years while living in the Carolinas. Betty and her husband Dave were married in Atlanta in 1979 and currently reside in Alpharetta, Ga. where they have been retired for several years. They enjoyed spending time in the Jasper/Dawsonville area where they spent many leisurely days at their mountain top country home amongst good neighbors in addition to the many friends and neighbors they cherished who live in the Atlanta area. Betty enjoyed attending Sunday services at the Roswell United Methodist Church prior to her MDS affliction.
Betty is survived by her husband Dave (David); son, Michael Moody (wife Marian), Tybee Island, Ga.; daughter, Jane Walker, Marietta; and two grandchildren, Zoe and Cole Walker. She is also survived by two step-children, Daniel Hannah, Miami, Fl., and Mark Hannah, Rome, Ga., and their respective families.
The funeral service was held at Roswell United Methodist Church Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. under the direction of the Rev. Nancy Lane. Interment followed in Green Lawn Cemetery following a reception in the church parlor. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Longleaf Memorial Fund, 2712 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 200, Decatur, Ga 30033. Arrangements were by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors. www.northsidechapel.com
Mr. James W. Forrest, Sr., age 76 of Round Rock, Tx., passed away on Jan. 15, 2010 at his residence after a long battle with lung cancer.
Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Granville and Eva Shipman Forest. He was preceded in death by his brothers, William, John and Larry Forest.
Survivors include, Betty Forrest; daughters, Patricia and Peggy Forrest; son, James W. Forrest, Jr.; grandsons, Steven and Michael Foster; great-grandson, Clayton Foster, all of Round Rock, Tx.; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Howell Stenger, Jasper; sister, Martha Mobley, Alpharetta; brother, Tracy Forest, Mineral Bluff; Jeannette Forest and Joella Forest, Jasper, Mickey Forest, Georgetown, Tx., as well as several nieces and nephews.
At his request, Mr. Forrest was cremated and a family service was held at the residence of Mickey Forest on Saturday, Jan. 23 in Georgetown, Tx. His remains will be returned to Burnt Mountain at a later date.