Mrs. Marjorie Childers, age 66 of Talking Rock, passed early Wednesday morning, Feb. 3, 2010 at her residence.
Survivors include her husband, Willie B. Childers, Talking Rock; sons, Timmy, Michael and Jason Childers, all of Talking Rock; daughters, Donna Tippens, Talking Rock, and Stephanie Housley, Blue Ridge; brother, J.M. Buttrum, Fairmount; and sisters, Jenny Hamrick, Teresa Blalock and Sue Cansler, all of Calhoun. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Herman Mulkey officiating. Interment followed in Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery with Randy Housley, Chris Stone and Jody, Terry, Teddy and Bobby Buttrum serving as pallbearers. The family did accept flowers or those who desire may make donations to assist with the funeral expenses.
Douglas A. Gay, age 60 of Canton, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at his residence.
He was a printer operator at Lucent Technologies and a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Gay, Canton; daughter, Claire Gay, Canton; brothers, Leon and Melvin Gay, Canton; sister, Martha Tippens, Jasper; and father-in-law, Billy Kuykendall, Canton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 from Hopewell Baptist Church (Clayton Community) with the Revs. Matt Foster, Grant Wade and Jerry Moody officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. South Canton Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Margaret Ann Barrett, age 71 of Ball Ground, passed away Sunday. Feb. 14, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Mrs. Barrett was a Registered Nurse and member of Nelson Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Doug Barrett, Ball Ground; son, Robbie Barrett, Ball Ground; brothers, Cub Hodgens, Nelson, and Mike (Wynette) Hodgens, Canton; sister, Carol (Richard) Rathbun. Franklin, N.C.; and granddaughter, Emily Barrett, Free Home. Several nieces nephews and extended family also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 from the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Rich officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 until the service hour. Mrs. Barrett was cremated. In lieu of flowers. donations can be made to the Ball Ground Library or a church of your choice.
Mrs. Mildred Joyce Ingram, age 77 of Marietta, Ga., passed Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at Ross Memorial Health Care Center in Marietta following an extended illness.
Mrs. Ingram was born Nov. 26, 1932 in Savoie, Ky., the daughter of the late Henry James and Mary Rose White Cordell. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Marietta.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Vernie Jackson Ingram, Jr., of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Mark Williams, Kennesaw, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Gretchem Ingram, Eurharlee, Ga.; and sister, Ruby Smith, Marietta. Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Elizabeth Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Echols officiating. Interment followed in Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Doris Alice Ingle, age 87 of Canton, Ga., passed on Feb. 14 at Heritage Healthcare of Jasper.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Emma Ingle, Jasper, and Jerry Ingle, Canton; and brother, David Densmore, Jasper. Three grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Darby Huey Funeral Home. Interment was in the Jones Family Cemetery.
Mr. Ben Patterson, age 66 of Talking Rock, passed Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at Wildwood Health Care, Inc.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry Jabo and Joy Patterson, Jasper; sister, Mary Sue Parker, Jasper; and sisters-in-law Shirley Patterson, Fairmount, and Rebecca Patterson, Jasper. One niece and several nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 from Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Joey DuBois officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Caleb, Drew, Dan, Doug and Jeff Patterson and Johnny Weaver. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Heath Laughlin, Jr.
Joseph Heath Laughlin, Jr. was born and raised in Savannah, Ga. on Oct. 2, 1919. He was a member of Hull Memorial Presbyterian Church. He attended Savannah High School, class of 1938, where he enjoyed classes in woodworking and learned mechanical drawing. Heath?s first job was for his uncle, John C. LeBey, a Savannah architect, where he learned to become an architectural draftsman. He graduated from Armstrong Junior College and entered Georgia Tech in the fall of 1940. He completed one year at Tech before being drafted into the Army Air Corp in WW II. He was trained as a mechanic for the P-38 Lightning and later was promoted to crew chief. He was stationed in California, Oregon and later Egypt.
Upon returning to the States, Heath resumed his education at Georgia Tech and completed his degree with a BS in Light Construction in December 1948. After college he took a job in Houston, Tx. with R.P. Farnsworth Co. in the Estimating Department and later worked for Gulf Oil in the Engineering and Construction Department. It was in Houston that he met his wife, Betty Irick. They were married in December 1953. They were members of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. In 1959 Heath and Betty moved to Atlanta to be closer to family. They were members of North Avenue Presbyterian Church where Heath was a member of the choir. After a brief stint working for Delta Airlines, he was hired at Ira H. Hardin Co. where he worked first as a project manager and later as an estimator. He retired from Hardin Construction in 1986.
Upon retirement, Heath and Betty moved full time to Big Canoe where they joined the Big Canoe Chapel. Heath was a member of the choir and the Men?s Chorus. They were very involved with the Chapel and had a wonderful group of friends who traveled extensively in the US and abroad. In 1986 Heath and Betty were also charter members of the Big Canoe/ North Georgia Friendship Force. They traveled with the club and also hosted several exchange groups. For several years Heath and Betty were co-presidents of the Big Canoe Chapel Cemetery where they assisted many families when arrangements needed to be made. Heath also assisted with the Big Canoe publication, Smoke Signals, behind the scenes. Heath enjoyed volunteering at the Chapel whenever a need would arise.
Heath passed away on Feb. 10, 2010 after a sudden illness in Marietta where he was staying temporarily until his wife Betty recovered from a broken leg. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Laughlin, who died in 1990. In addition to his wife Betty, surviving are his daughter, Diane Laughlin, Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, William L. Laughlin, Florida, and John C. Laughlin and his wife Charlotte, Asheville, N.C.; cousins, Naomi LeBey and Martha Lassiter, Savannah, Ga., and Trella Laughlin, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews, including David E. Waldron and wife Pamela, Hartfield, Va., Elizabeth L. Ignasher and husband Tim Charlotte, N.C., and Courtenay L. Williams, Greenville, S.C.
A memorial service will be held on Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Big Canoe Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Big Canoe Music Variata Program Fund, Big Canoe Chapel, PO Box 10455, Big Canoe, Ga. 30143. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Grady Leon Hollifield, age 73 of Jasper, passed Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Hollifield, Jasper; father, Lee Hollifield, Ball Ground; sons, Chuck and Douglas Hollifield, both of Jasper; daughter, Sandra Underwood, Tate; brother, David Hollifield, Jasper; and sisters, Linda Ingram, Ball Ground, and Barbara Duncan, Marble Hill. Eight grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Victoria and Christian Wright, also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 from Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Reavis officiating. Pallbearers were: Mickey and Sam Duncan, Tyler Wilson, Dylan Hollifield, Jacob McFarland and Shane Cox. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.