Mr. Jerry Nathaniel Holt, age 59 of Fairmount, Ga., departed this life Monday, March 22, 2010 at Gordon Hospital in Calhoun.
Jerry was born July 25, 1950 in Perry, Ga. He was preceded in death by his father, Victor Nathaniel Holt; brother, Paul Raymond Holt; and father-in-law, William Mulkey. Jerry was a very hard worker and was employed at Hale Ceilings and Walls, Inc. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the US Army.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Beverly Holt, Fairmount; sons and daughters-in-law, Heath and April Holt and Eric and Rhiannon Holt, all of Fairmount; daughters and sons-in-law, Brooke and Rodney Huskins, Fairmount, and Beth and Andrew Swancy, Calhoun, Ga.; grandchildren, Dylan and Dawson Huskins, Madeline ?Maddie? Swancy and one on the way, Sindal Jerryn Huskins; mother, Beatice Hale Holt, Fairmount; brothers, William J. ?Bill?, Charles and Tim Holt, all of Fairmount, and David Holt, Calhoun; sisters, Martha Childers, Fairmount, and Rose Mary Burns, Chatsworth; mother-in-law, Marcell Mulkey, Fairmount; and cousin and very special friend, Billy Hale, Acworth. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
The service to celebrate his life was held Thursday morning, March 25 at 11 a.m. from Salacoa Baptist Church in Cherokee County with the Rev. Gary Henson officiating. Music and singing was by Sally Jones. Pallbearers were: Jackie and David Hancock, Anthony Moss, Larry Green, Gary Crittenden and Sixtoe Gutieerrez. Fairmount Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. William F. Corder, age 70 of Jasper, Ga., passed Tuesday morning, March 23, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Sheryl Corder, Jasper; son, Darrell Frank Corder, Monroe; daughter, Camille Corder, Cumming, Ga.; and sister, Rita Brown, Austin, Tx.
Mr. Corder was cremated and the family is planning a private memorial service. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. M.C. Bunch, age 80 of Jonesboro, Ga., formerly of Jasper, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2010, at the Jonesboro Nursing Home in Jonesboro following a period of declining health.
Born Sept. 21, 1929 in Pickens County, Ga., he was the son of the late Mack and Ada Bunch. Mr. Bunch had worked as a refrigeration technician with Atlanta Plumbers and was a member of the Hinton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include sisters and brother-in-law, Suelene and Vance Abbott, Cary, N.C., and Mozelle Cavin, Jasper. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 28 from Hinton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Schlicht officiating. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Roper Funeral Home of Jasper in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Loretta Ann Blanton, age 48 of Jasper, Ga., passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2010 at her residence.
Mrs. Blanton was a member of Nelson Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Blanton; children, Jessica Gates, New Jersey, and Dwight Blanton, Jasper; mother, Faye Greene, Marble Hill; sisters, Nina Tucker, Jasper, Jo Greene, Marble Hill, and Jean Martin, Waleska; and brother, Danny Greene, Marble Hill.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Kelley officiating. Interment followed in Lake Forest Memorial Park.
Mrs. Ethel Qualls, age 99 of Jasper, passed away Thursday. March 25, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Becky Denney and David Keller, Big Canoe, and Yvonne and Newell O?Neal, Jasper; and grandchildren, Ashley Cordell, Chris Denney and Amberly Biles. Five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Joey DuBois and Robert Allen officiating. Interment followed in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Tommy, Rodney and Paul Qualls and Harold, Shane and James Fendley. The family did accept flowers or you make donations to your favorite charity.
Charles Richard Stanley, age 76 of Bent Tree, Jasper, Ga., passed Thursday evening, March 25, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Charles was the seventh of eight children born to the late Clyde and Ethel Stanley of East Atlanta and Conyers, Ga.
Charles worked in the banking profession all of his adult life, starting at age 18 with the C&S National Bank of Atlanta in operations. In 1966 he was elected cashier of C&S Bank of Rockdale, Conyers, Ga., and later was promoted to vice president from 1979 until retirement. He worked at the First National Bank of Dalton, now Wachovia Bank, where he was branch manager and vice president. Due to ill health, he took early retirement and moved to Bent Tree, Jasper.
Charles was an avid golfer and was a member of the Georgia Senior Golfers Association and served as director from 2002-04. He and his wife Jacque attended over 50 tournaments in the US and Europe. He was also a member of Bent Tree Country Club and the North West Senior Golfers Association. He was vice president, secretary-treasurer and director of the Lions Club of Dalton, and director, secretary and treasurer of the Northwest Chapter International Association of Accountants.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Jacqueline Humpheries Stanley, Bent Tree; daughters and son-in-law, Cynthia and Brad Boblenz and Melissa Stanley; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Lisa Stanley; step-children, Laura Payne Jacques and husband Bobby and Joseph H. Payne, Jr. and Mary; brother, Joseph Stanley; and sisters, Joyce Huey and Jeanette Coley. Eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and special niece, Claudia Garet also survive.
The funeral service was held Sunday, March 28 from Tate United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. The Rev. Rob Bruce and Chaplain David LeGrand, chaplain of Georgia Mountain Hospice, officiated. The family graveside service was held at Union United Methodist Church Cemetery in Stockbridge, Ga. at 5 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Dr. Jody Alderman officiating. Pallbearers were: Steve Stanley, Wayne and Larry Bennett, Stanley and Carl Knight and Woody and Tommy Alderman. Honorary pallbearers were: Max Stancil, Joe Fore, Tom Carlson Malan Blanchard, Therman Slone and Frank Morris. The Piedmont Mountainside Pink Ladies Auxiliary also served in an honorary capacity. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wilma Ripley Duval, age 92 of Social Circle, died March 29, 2010.
She was born in Anderson County, S.C. on August 17, 1917 to the late Thomas and Nettie Thompson Ripley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Stanton Duval.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Janet Duval, Social Circle; daughter, Mary Peterson, Jasper; and grandchildren, Lea and Brad Klingenbeck, Decatur, Amanda Duval, Social Circle, and Kristi Lummus, Jasper.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 31 from 6-8 at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe. A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 1 at 3 p.m. at Social Circle City Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Noth officiating. Those desiring may make contributions to the Social Circle United Methodist Church, 261 South Cherokee Road, Social Circle, Ga. 30025.