Mrs. Hazel Holcomb Mosley, age 79 of Jasper, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2008 at Heartland Hospice in Cartersville.
She is survived by her daughter, Regina Camp; two grandchildren, Chris (Tamela) Camp and Leigh Ann (Terry) Cantrell; and eight great-grandchildren, Kristen, Brett, Danielle, Elizabeth and Peter Camp and Adam, Colby and Mackenzie Cantrell. Other survivors include her aunt, Bessie Bryant; sisters and brothers-in-law, Piccola Holcomb, Loy Holcomb, Virginia Little, Shirley and Robert Croft and Harvey Kelley, Jr.
Mrs. Mosley was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Everett Mosley; parents, Carl and Mary Holcomb; and siblings, G.W., Weldon and Alfred Jr. Holcomb and Margie Crowe.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, August 5 from Jasper First Baptist Church. Flowers were accepted; however, donations may be made to Jasper First Baptist Church Angel Fund, Hope House or CARES in memory of Mrs. Mosley.
Mrs. Mosley served as a member of the City Council of Jasper and at the time of her death was Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Jasper. She worked as bailiff for the Hon. Oliver Harris Doss in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit in Pickens County. She was a member of the Hope House Board of Directors and served on the Steering Committee of Leadership Pickens. Mrs. Mosley was a hospital volunteer with 7,000 hours of service as a member of the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary, having been one of its charter members in 1970. She was a member of the National Republican Party, was an active member of Jasper First Baptist Church and enjoyed being a part of the JOY Choir, and especially her Sunday School class. In the early ?60s, she served as the church secretary. She was a former member of the American Red Cross Board of Directors in Pickens County, Marble Valley Friends and Pickens County PTA president.
A few months back, Mrs. Mosley was honored by friends at a reception to acknowledge her many contributions to the community throughout the years. Over 400 of her friends and family members expressed their thoughts and best wishes to Mrs. Mosley at that time. In June of this year, she was presented with an award by the Rotary Club in recognition of her service and dedication to Hope House.
In early July, Mrs. Mosley was honored by the Housing Authority of the City of Jasper (HACJ), her employer for 34 years (1961-95). At that time, the Burton Street Community Center was renamed the Hazel Mosley Community Center. While employed as executive director of the Housing Authority, Mrs. Mosley was active in many of the HUD organizations: PHADA, SERC and GAHRA, serving as its president in the 1980s. During her tenure with HACJ, she and the HACJ were recognized nationally for their accomplishments in public housing.
She experienced a full life filled with service to her community, a love of politics and of travel, and dedication to her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
The following served as pallbearers: Harry Doss, Harold Miller, Darryl Payne, David Stokes, Tom Wallace, John Weaver, Alan Wigington and Jim Little.
Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. www. caglefuneralhome.com
Gregory Zairis, age 53, died July 30, 2008 in an accidental drowning in Panama City, Fl., along with his fiance, Laurie Lovett, 43, of Jasper, Ga.
Born Dec. 20, 1954 in Sacramento, Ca., he lived most of his adult life in Columbus, Ga. He served in the US Army, was a graduate of Columbus State University and spent over 15 years employed by the University of Georgia System. He was a devoted father and grandfather.
Greg was the son of the late Louis Zairis and Jeanne Kenny. Survivors include his daughters, Melanie Zairis, Atlanta, Ga., and Cherrylyn Simmons, Fall River, Ma., as well as his granddaughters, Hope and Laine Simmons. He is also survived by a sister, Sandie Saunders; brothers, Michael and Louis Zairis; and his beloved aunt, Barbara Saunders. He is further survived by his former wife and lifelong friend, Linda Zairis of Columbus, Ga.
A graveside memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 2 from Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kate?s Club, an organization which empowers children facing life after the death of a parent, PO Box 111805, Atlanta, Ga. 30355 (www.katesclub.org).
Ms. Laurie Lovett, age 43 of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the result of a drowning accident along with her fiancee, Greg Zairis, in Panama City Beach, Fl.
Ms. Lovett worked in Cherokee County as a tax appraiser.
Survivors include her parents, Curt and Melita Lovett, Jasper; daughters, Christina Graves and Lydia Lingerfelt, both of Jasper; brother and sister-in-law, Jonathan and Dori Lovett, Alpharetta, Ga.; sister-in-law, Donna Lovett; and nieces, Stephanie and Elle Lovett. Laurie was preceded in death by her brother, Keith Lovett.
The funeral service was held Sunday, August 3 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Ray Graves and Jerold Young officiating. Interment was in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: John Adams, Steve Swindell, Keith Hulsey, Scott Wessner, Burton Fronebarger, Stuart Hobgood, Breeze Dyer and David Bower. Honorary pallbearers were: Mr. Trey Stephens, Mike Whaling, Ricky Hitt, Allen Wooten, Jud Bracewell and Seth Tanner.
Ronnie Fountain, Sr.
Mr. Ronnie Fain Fountain, Sr., age 60 of Jasper, Ga., died Friday, August 1, 2008 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper following a sudden illness.
Born Oct. 21, 1947 in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Milton Howard and Amanda Martha Leona Duckett Fountain. Mr. Fountain had worked as the assistant director of the Pickens County Recreation Department.
Survivors include his friend, Linda Owenby, Jasper; sons, Daniel Fountain, Cumming, Ga., and Ronnie F. Fountain, Gastonia, N.C.; daughter, Amanda Mae Fountain, Michigan; step-son, Roy Hal Owenby, Jasper; sister, Betty Sue King, Jasper; brother, Ricky Fountain, Jasper. Four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 4 from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Brock officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Aubrey King, Greg and Gary Burgress, Tony and Terry Fountain and Jimmy Whitaker.
Mr. Wayne Willingham, age 77 of Jasper, passed away Friday, August 1, 2008 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Willingham, Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Mike A. and Rebecca Willingham, Taylorsville, Ga.; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Mike and Mechelle Flowers, Kennesaw; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Don Rickman, Jasper; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Angela and Tommy Pugh, Canton; brother, Jim Tom Willingham, Wedowee, Al.; sisters, Marvoline Prince, Mableton, Iona Smith and Jo Bailey, both of Wedowee, and Dorothy Morris, Anniston, Al. Three grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Larry Kelley and Steve Lowe officiating. Interment was in Greers Chapel Cemetery in Kennesaw, Ga. Pallbearers were: Donnie Craig, Mark Lowe, Ray Ferrell, Gary Johnson, Greg Roltman and David Soloman. The family did accept flowers or donations may be made to the Alzheimer?s Association.
Mr. Jerry P. Youmans, age 67 of Big Canoe, passed away Monday, August 4, 2008 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Youmans, Big Canoe; step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, Scott and Terri Williams, Maryland, Keven and Isa Williams, Texas, and Todd and Jennifer Williams, Sandy Springs; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Rosemary Youmans, Vinnings; and nephew, David Youmans, Vinnings. Six step-grandchildren also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 15 from Big Canoe Chapel with Dr. Jim McCormick officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers, make donations to Big Canoe Chapel Angels in the Woods or Georgia Mountain Hospice. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.