Mrs. Mildred Brannon Johnson, age 77 of Calhoun, Ga., passed away Friday, July 18, 2008 at Heartland Hospice Center in Cartersville, Ga. following an extended illness.
Mrs. Johnson was born June 20, 1931 in Gordon County, daughter of the late B.L. and Audry Shirley Brannon. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Childers. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Johnson, to whom she was married for 41 years; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Diane Childers, Jasper, Ga., Travis and Judy Childers, Donnie and Tina Childers and Cris and Cleo Childers, all of Calhoun; sisters, Ruth Griffin, Eunice Balliew and Dimple Childers, all of Fairmount, Ga., and Willene Cochran, Woodstock, Ga.; and grandchildren, Charemon King, Stacey Campbell, Brandi Tach, Von and Kyle Headrick, Jason, Josh and Donald Childers, Anthony Moore, Jody Childers, Shannon Robbins, Duaron and Timothy Childers and Kerry Leonard. Twenty-two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Brannon officiating. Singing was arranged by Mr. Michael Johnson. Grandsons served as active and honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at the Haven of Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Paul Horace Gotstein was born June 11, 1922 and passed July 6, 2008.
Paul will be remembered as a kind and honest man who was proud to be an American and had served as a torpedoman on the USS Enterprise, CV-6, during WW II. If a list was made, he would want it to include that he was a 32nd Mason, pilot, engineer, Flying Fezz, happy husband, devoted father, proud grandfather and a caretaker of animals.
Paul passed very peacefully as he wished with the companionship of his two grandsons, family, friends and wonderful caretakers at the Haven House in Atlanta, Ga.
Previously of Atlanta, he made his home with his wife, Mae, in Jasper, Ga. 10 years ago where he fell in love with the people, town and mountains.
He is survived by his two grandsons, Alfredo and Tote; daughters, Aileen G. Aponte and Mrs. Ray Scheler; his cherished relatives, Arjay, Dan, Jon and Erik Godston; his dear friend, Gus Ziegler; and his loyal feline companion, Petals.
The funeral Mass was held at Convent Chapel at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, on July 9. Burial was with a military funeral honors ceremony at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Ga., where he was laid to rest with his wife, Mary Daley Gotstein. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Paul?s memory may be made as he requested to Pickens Animal Rescue, PO Box 45, Jasper, Ga. 30143 or www.pickensanimalrescue.org.
Roper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Martha Ward, age 83 of Ellijay, Ga., passed early Sunday evening, July 20, 2008 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, Ga.
Survivors include her husband, Gordon Ward, Sr., Ellijay; son, Frank Ward, Smyrna, Ga.; daughters and son-in-law, Pamela Ward and Denise and Terry Eilers, all of Ellijay; sister, Azile Irwin, Doerun, Ga.; grandchildren, Marla Denise Shupert and Steven Corey Shupert; and nieces, Jackie Lee Marshall, Doerun, Ga., and Nancy Matthews, Moultrie, Ga.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: Corey and Steve Shupert, Terry Eilers, Tony Akins, Jud Cato and Michael Eilers.