Miss Ashley Shari Pughsley, age 19 of Jasper, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born Nov. 15, 1990, Miss Pughsley was originally born in Bulloch County.
Survivors include her parents, Jim and Jan Stone, Jasper; brothers and sisters, Danielle, Tyler and Alex Stone, Tina Watkins, Denise Green and Jamie Stevens, all of Jasper; special friends, Aunt Judy, Angel Wittman, Debbie Cagle, Jennifer Roper, Debbie White, Denny Watkins, Piedmont Physicians (Dr. Aicher and Dr. Nance Karr) and Scottish Rite and staff. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
The funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with the Rev. Von J. Hinton officiating. Interment followed in Lake Forest Memorial Park.
Mr. Kevin Parker, age 42 of Big Canoe, Ga., passed late Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2010 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta as a result of an auto accident earlier that day in Pickens County near his home.
Survivors include his parents, David and Mary Anne Parker, Big Canoe; brother, Kenneth Parker, Jasper; and sister, Cynthia Scott. Powhatan, Va. Nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Nov. 28 from the Chapel of Big Canoe with the Rev. Lamar Helms and Dr. Dan Whitaker officiating. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pickens Animal Rescue, 401 Old Whitestone Road W, Talking Rock, Ga. 30175. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. John Franklin ?Santa Jack? Adams, age 69 of Jasper, Ga., died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital following a period of declining health.
Born Jan. 23, 1941, in Quincy, Ma., he was the son of the late John Franklin Adams, Jr. and Vera Wagner Adams. Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his daughter, Ms. Shelley Adams. He was well known throughout the area as ?Santa Jack? and he loved bringing joy to those around him. As a long-time member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Jack was very active in many activities. A few of his contributions to the church included singing in the choir, being the church photographer and performing many maintenance tasks. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Joanne Adams, Jasper; daughter, Heidi Amanda Adams Young, Orlando, Fl.; sisters, Janet Adams Clemons, New Hampshire, and Joan Adams Woods, California; and granddaughter, Abigail Young, Orlando. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
The funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, from Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Jasper with Father Charles Byrd and Father Frank Richards officiating. Interment followed at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Georgia National Cemetery with military honors. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church Building Fund. Roper Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Arch Cantrell, Jr.
Mr. Arch ?Tunie? Cantrell, Jr., age 80 of Dawsonville, Ga., died Friday, Nov. 26 at the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach following a sudden illness.
Born Jan. 21, 1930 in Dawson County, he was the son of the late Arch, Sr. and Lois Seay Cantrell. Mr. Cantrell worked as a general carpenter with Harben Construction and was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Dawson.
Survivors include his wife, Gaye Cantrell, Dawsonville; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Gary Harben, Dawsonville, and Tammy and Allen Walker, Jasper; sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Joyce Cantrell and Michael and Shelley Cantrell, all of Jasper; and brother, Jimmy Cantrell, Dawsonville. Seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Cowan, Clyde Boling and Shannon Westbrook officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Flowers were accepted or donations may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Roper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Colonel Hiram James Honea passed away peacefully on Nov. 28, 2010 at the age of 91.
Born in Amicalola District, Dawson Co., Ga., son of the Rev. and Mrs. Joel A. Honea of Jasper, Ga., Col. Honea received his Bachelor?s degree from Georgia State College. He received his Master?s degree in Economics from Emory University in Atlanta and pursued a Doctorate degree in Economics at New York Univ. in New York City. After serving as Associate Professor of Economics at Georgia State Univ., he became Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta, and rose to the leadership position of vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank, Birmingham Branch. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Force in World War II and in his GA Air National Guard Unit which was called to serve during the Korean Conflict.
Col. Honea is survived by his wife of 67 years, Vadie F. Honea; daughters, Nancy Blanchard Honea, Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Patricia Honea-Fleming (Dr. Richard Borden) and Dr. Kathryn Honea (Tom Jung), Birmingham, Al. He leaves six grandchildren, Lisa Cummings (Wade) and Kristen Watanabe (Kaz), all of Atlanta, Kimberly Skelton (Patrick), Keenan Tauxe and Elana Golding, all of Birmingham, Kaelin Tauxe, Nashville; and six great-grandchildren, Tyler and Lauren, Bailey and Vadie and Gus and Ruby.
The funeral service was held Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. from Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, Al. with a graveside service for the family following. Pallbearers were grandsons, grandsons-in-law and sons-in-law. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jimmie Hale Mission (Christmas Dinner Fund), P.O.Box 10472, Birmingham, Al. 35202-0472.
Col. Honea was dearly loved and will be remembered by many for his contributions to the City of Birmingham and the State of Alabama.