Miss Norma Jean Young of Arrington, Va. passed away Monday, April 6, 2009 after a lengthy illness with cancer.
Jean grew up in Pickens County, Ga. and resided in Virginia for the past 25 years. She graduated from Pickens High in 1962 and the University of Georgia in 1967. Jean served in the Peace Corps in Africa from 1969-1971.
She is survived by brothers, John and wife Glenda Young, Jasper, Ga., and Steve and wife Susan Young, Danielsville, Ga.; mother, Agnes Young, Arrington, Va.; aunt, Norma Stevens, Nashville, Tn.; and uncle, Robert Young, Canton, Ga. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Virginia.
The Rev. Clyde Brock, age 79 of Jasper, Ga., passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at his residence after losing his battle with cancer.
Born Feb. 20, 1930 in Pickens County, he was the son of the late John Maston and Minnie Rosetta Free Brock. Rev. Brock was a US Air Force veteran having served in the Korean Conflict, had worked as an insurance agent and served as pastor of a number of area churches.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Brock, Jasper; daughters and son-in-law, Debbie Lawson and Camille and Shad Johnson, all of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jan Brock, Jasper; grandchildren, Eric Fortner, Courtney Cline, Katie and Kyle Brock; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Lois Padgett, Marietta. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 3 from Roper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Thompson officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: John Cline, Randy Dean, Eric Fortner, Thomas Fountain, Ronnie Padgett and Jeff Patterson. The family requests donations be made to Antioch Baptist Church or to Regency Hospice in Cartersville, Ga.
Mr. Johnny ?Rob? Francis Malone, age 59 of Ellijay, formerly of Jasper, passed away April 3, 2009 at his residence.
Mr. Malone served his country in the US Army.
He is survived by special friends, Augie and Ben Marvin, Jasper, and many other friends.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14 from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. The scattering of the cremains will follow at 1 p.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Kidney Foundation.
Lowell Thomas Biddy of Covington, passed away April 7, 2009, at the age of 71.
He was a member of Covington First Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School administrator and sang in the sanctuary choir. He was a graduate of Tate High School, Young Harris College, University of Georgia and Georgia State University.
An educator for more than 40 years, Mr. Biddy served several school systems, including Hall, Cobb, Newton and Rockdale counties. In his early career, Mr. Biddy was a teacher; he later served as a school administrator for more than 30 years. He retired as principal of Heritage High School, Conyers, Ga. in 1999.
Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Biddy, Sr.; brothers, Fletcher, Jr., Hubert, Gerald and Charley Biddy; and sisters, Delores Rouzee, Ann Cowart and Jeanette Biddy.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores Nix Biddy, Covington; son and daughter-in-law, Michael H. and Holly Biddy, Florence, Al.; grandchildren, Morgan and Harris Biddy, Florence, Al.; brothers, M.J. Biddy, Austell, Benny Biddy, Jasper; and sisters, Mildred Danforth, Charlotte, N.C., Martha Clark, Cumming, Glenda Godfrey, Jasper, and Beth Meers, Alpharetta. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service celebrating Mr. Biddy?s life and Christian faith was held Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. from Covington First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jason Dees officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Covington Building Fund, 1139 Usher Street, Covington, Ga. 30014. Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Pattillo Hill, age 99 of Tate, Ga., died April 8, 2009 after a two-month illness. She was the widow of John B. Hill and daughter of Talmon and Ora Waldrop Pattillo of Henry County, Ga.
Mrs. Hill was born May 17, 1909 in Henry County. Her ancestors were among the early families of Georgia: Ford, Harwell, Martin, Pattillo, Perkerson, Stowers, Waldrop and Warren. She graduated from McDonough High School and attended the teacher education program at Emory University. She was a teacher and principal of the Little Red School House in DeKalb County prior to her marriage and moving to Tate in 1934.
She was an active member of Tate United Methodist Church, organized and was president of the first PTA at Tate High School in the 1930s and member and chairman of the Pickens County DFCS Board for 30 years. Her community activities were extensive.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mimi Jo and Robert Butler, Bent Tree; granddaughters, Karen and Shawn McClellan, Canton, and Ellen Butler, Kennesaw; great-grandsons, Jordan and Benjamin McClellan, Canton; niece, Pattie Williams, Colorado; and first cousin, Katherine Pattillo Wilson, Leesburg, Fl.
A visitation was held Thursday, April 9 at Cagle Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at McDonough City Cemetery on Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Rob Bruce and Chaplain Von Hinton officiated. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Tate UMC Building Fund, PO Box 142, Tate, Ga. 30177 or Pickens Animal Rescue, PO Box 45, Jasper, Ga. 30143.
Thomas Isaacs, age 65, passed away Sunday evening, April 12, 2009, after a commendable struggle with cancer for the past year and was cremated last week.
Thomas was born April 29, 1943, in Beth Israel Hospital, New York City, the son of the late Richard and Edna Isaacs Maxwell of New York.
In 1961-1965 Tom served in the Air Force; he retired in June 2008 as the General Manager of IPTE. He was also a member of the Bent Tree Golf Association, the North Georgia Seniors Golf Association and the Pickens County Sportsmen Club.
On Feb. 14, 1977, Tom married his wife Patricia of New York; and they made their home in Mountain Creek Hollow, Talking Rock, Ga., for the past five years.
Tom is survived by his son, Richard, and his daughter, Anita, both of New York; sisters, Mary Lynn Fentress, Pennsylvania, Laurie Maxwell, California, Karen Maxwell, South Carolina, Erica Bandes, Virginia, Melinda Maxwell, New York; brother, John Maxwell, New York, and many nephews and nieces and special relation, Kevin, Allison, John and Linda Lanty, all of Texas.
A celebration of Tom?s life will be held for family members on April 29, the day of Tom?s 66th birthday.
Any contributions in Tom?s memory are requested to be made to Zoo Atlanta ? 800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30315.
Ms. Sue Crowe Murphy, of Talking Rock, Ga., age 62, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2009 following a long struggle with cancer.
Sue was born on Sept. 23, 1946 in Atlanta, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ethel Sanderlin of Buckhead, Ga.
Sue is survived by her daughter, Kimberly A. Murphy, Abilene, Tx; her four grandchildren, Sean and Autumn Murphy, Zoe Robitaille and Christopher Smith; and her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. Frank and Carol Sanderlin, Heathrow, Fl. She is further survived by two nephews, David Sanderlin and his wife Dana, San Diego, Ca., and Gary Sanderlin, Lake Mary, Fl., and her many dear friends who loved her through the years and provided true friendship, care and support during her time of need.
Sue donated her body to Emory University School of Medicine. As per her wishes, a private family memorial service will be held on May 16. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name for Visiting Nurse/Hospice Atlanta, 6610 Bay Circle, Suite C, Norcross, Ga. 30071.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Visiting Nurses/Hospice in Buckhead, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Atlanta, Ga., Emory University Hospital, Piedmont Hospital, Dr. Charles Henderson and Dr. Daniel Miller for their medical care and compassion to Sue throughout her illness.
Mr Joe Turner, age 65 of Cartersville, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2009 at Cartersville Medical Center.
Mr. Turner was a member of Alpharetta First Baptist Church. He served in the US Air Force and retired from Ply Mart.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Turner, Cartersville; daughters, Dee Turner, Waleska, and Joanna (Michael) Tate, Jefferson; step-children, Janet Allgood, Powder Springs, and Danny (Scottie) Crowe, Jasper; brothers, Jerry Turner, Cumming, and Jim Turner, Stockbridge; and half brother, Jeff Turner, Marble Hill. Ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Robbie Chastain and C.E. Popham officiating. Interment followed in Alpharetta City Cemetery.
Mrs. Evelyn Turner, age 82 of Waleska, passed away on Thursday, April 9. 2009.
Mrs. Turner was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.
?Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.? - Proverbs 31:10.
Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Turner, and son, Lee R. Turner. Survivors include her sons, Larry Turner, Morganton, and Nathan Turner, Ball Ground; daughters, Fairy Poole, Jasper, Mary (Vaughn) Ortagus, Emerson, Ann (Lee) Pratt, Waleska, Delona Griffin, Ball Ground, Delta Turner, Ball Ground, and Gwen Young, Ball Ground; brother, James Whitsell; sisters, Eunice Johnson, Clara (Ronnie) Eston, Voncile (Jack) Moser, Shirley Frix, Betty (Jerry) Ellis, Martha Edge and Ama Dell Whitsell. Thirty-five grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Saturday, April 11 from Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with the Revs. Steve Chadwick, Joey Dubois and Lee Pratt officiating. Special songs were performed by Mr. Calvin Bailey. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Sosebee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Most precious mother, you will be greatly missed by all.
Mary Loy Reynolds
Mrs. Mary Lou Reynolds, age 69 of Jasper, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Alvis and Tricia Reynolds, Jonesboro; daughters, Lisa Reynolds and Sharon Neary, both of Jasper; grandchildren, Joshua and Seth Reynolds and Brandon and Matthew Neary; and great-grandchild, Kyra Neary.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Ben Mock and Tony Ramirez officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Gilmer County. Pallbearers were: Joshua and Seth Reynolds, Brandon and Matthew Neary, Luke Wigington and Emory Evans. Donations may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church Missions.
Ms. Doryal Ann Hand, age 56 of Ball Ground (Yellow Creek Community), passed Saturday afternoon, April 11, 2009 at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta.
Survivors include her father and mother, Doryel and Anna Hand, Franklin, N.C.; brothers, William Wesley Hand, Pittsburg, Pa., and Lawrence Wright Hand, Florida; and sisters, Debroah Nava, Florida, and Rhoda Walker, Arkansas.
Ms. Hand was cremated. Other services will be at the discretion of the family. Cagle Funeral Home in charge or arrangements.