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Obituaries for November 21, 2019; Larry Gartrell, Earmon Kent, Edwin Weaver, Linda “June” Wilkins, Willie Grace Brooks, Johnny Garrett, Jr., Nancy Stephens, Richard Boltz, Grace Kirk

Larry Gartrell

 

Larry Ronald Gartrell, 73, of Rockmart, Georgia passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.  

He was born April 9, 1946 to Edwin Daly and Mary Marcille Gartrell in Ellijay, Georgia. He was saved and joined Whitestone Baptist Church in August, 1958. He attended Gilmer County schools and was STAR Student of Gilmer High School in 1964 and an honor graduate of Gilmer High School Class of 1964. He received a BA from West Georgia College in 1969 and then proudly served in the United States Army in the 197th Artillery Brigade from 1970 until 1972. He then served in the United States Army Reserve from 1972 until 1978. He retired from the United States Postal Service after 38 years of service. 

Larry is survived by his children, Tommy and Andrea Gartrell of Jasper, Stephanie Marie  and Bill DeArmon of Rockmart; brother, Tim Gartrell of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Joe B. Jones of Jasper; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

The family received friends at Roper Funeral Home Monday, November 18 from noon until 9 p.m.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

Earmon Kent

 

Earmon Eugene Kent, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. He was born October 11, 1932 to Jim and Nancy Kent in Pickens County. He was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church and Redwine Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Kent is survived by his wife, Mary Christine Kent of Dawsonville; son, Tony Kent of Dawsonville; daughters, Gaye Cantrell of Cumming, Jane Jones of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Justin and Wendy Jones, great grand-children, Rylea, Abigail, Heather, and Paige; step-children, Deborah West and Billy Crumbley, Tina and Greg Sparkman, James Claussen; step-grandchildren, Nathan Branham, Emily Branham, Joshua West; and step-great-grandchildren, Alex, Paul, Carson, Jade, Leo, and Matthew. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris T. Kent; son, John Eugene Kent; and grandchild, Jennifer West.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with Reverend Rodney Pilcher and Reverend Gary Keown officiating and Eddie Guy speaking. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

The family accepted flowers or memorial contributions may be made to Mount Vernon Baptist Church at 8188 Kelly Bridge Road; Dawsonville, Georgia  30534.  

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

Edwin Weaver

 

Reverend Edwin Jean Weaver, 79, of Jasper, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born July 20, 1940 to Reverend Frank and Claudine Weaver in Ellijay, Georgia.

Edwin is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Cindy Weaver of Canton; daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Dennis Sutton of Pinelog, Teresa and Phil Mullinax of Jasper; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Weaver and his sister, Shirley Dilbeck.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend David Abernathy, Reverend Jeremy Mullinax, Reverend Thomas Wheeler, Reverend Bobby McFarland, and Reverend Daryl Baily officiating. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Paul Poole, Ryan Abernathy, Bradley Fitzgerald, Ronnie Weaver, Adam Parker, and Scott Dilbeck.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com

 

Linda “June” Wilkins

June 2, 1950 – November 16, 2019

 

Linda “June” Wilkins, 69, of Talking Rock, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. June was born June 2, 1950 in Habersham County to T.R. and Bennie Mae Whitey.

June is survived by her husband, Charles Wilkins of Talking Rock; children, Scotty Wilkins (Joan) of Talking Rock, Tina Dean (Scott Fowler) of Talking Rock, Amy Cannady (Casey) of Talking Rock; brothers and sisters, Herbert Whitey (Shirley) of Gainesville, Jimmy Whitey (Erma) of Dawsonville, Jean Sheriff (Weldon) of Dawsonville, Ann Wehunt (Jimmy) Dahlonega, Jane Karnes (Wayne) of Gainesville, Judy Tyner of Gainesville, Rose Sosebee (Ronald) of Gainesville; grandchildren, Jay Dean (Maggie), Tatem Dean (Taylor), Syndel Johnson (Tyler), Colton Wilkins (Rianna), Bryce Wilkins, Bailey Cannady, Aspen Edwards; great-grandchildren, MaKenzi Johnson, Madaleigh Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson, Jesse James Dean, Waylon Wilkins, Weston Wilkins, Charlie Dean, and on the way Carly Jo Wilkins; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by parents, T.R. and Bennie Mae Whitey; brother Winston Whitey; sister, Edna Simmons.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Mill Creek Baptist Church in Lumpkin County with Reverend Rodney Pilcher,  Reverend Tim Pruitt, Reverend   Jimmy Wehunt officiating. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Jasper.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper, GA.

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

Willie Grace Brooks

December 18, 1929 - November 18, 2019

 

Mrs. Willie Grace Brooks, 89, of Marble Hill, passed away Monday November 18, 2019 at Wildwood Health Care.

Mrs. Brooks is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Randall and Juanita Brooks of Marble Hill, Ronnie and Paula Brooks of Cumming and Bobby and Debbie Brooks of Ball Ground; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Gary Evans of Marble Hill and Evelyn and Tony West of Cumming; daughter-in-law, Dale Brooks of Marble Hill; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Brooks is preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Brooks; son, Eddie Brooks and grandson, Brian Evans.

Visitation is Wednesday, November 20, from 8 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Corinth Baptist Church, with Rev. Richie Gibbs and Rev. Huey Holloway officiating.

Interment will be at the church cemetery, following the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Nathan Brooks, Russell Evans, Jerry Brooks, Christopher Martin, Zachary Martin, Joshua Cline, Steven Brooks and Timmie Brooks.

The family will accept flowers, but prefer donations to Corinth Baptist Church Christmas Fund.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brooks family.

 

Johnny Garrett, Jr.

May 14, 1992 - November 18, 2019

 

Mr. Johnny Garrett Jr., 27, of Ellijay, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife, Heather Garrett of Ellijay; parents, (Father) Johnny Sr. and Ashley Garrett of Waleska and (Mother) Stacy and Mitchell Gooch of Ellijay; grandmothers, Cheryl Sergent of Ellijay and Diana Nelson of Ellijay; sons, Jaxon Garrett and Kyle Southern, both of Ellijay; daughters, Jordyn Garrett, Jadyn Garrett, Jynna Garrett and River Garrett, all of Ellijay; brothers, Cody Garrett of Waleska and Dylan Darby of Waleska; sisters, Hope Laukka of Waleska, Angel Garrett of Waleska and Katie Lacy of Canton. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.

Johnny was preceded in death by his son, Declan Garrett.

Visitation is Wednesday, November 20, from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday, November 21, 8 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Rev Mike Loner officiating.

Interment will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens immediately following the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Johnny Garrett Sr., Dylan Darby, Cody Garrett, Mitchell Hightower, Cody Hightower and Shawn Garrett.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Garrett family.

 

Nancy Stephens

December 27, 1933 - November 17, 2019

 

Ms. Nancy Jane Stephens, 85 of Jasper, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Pruitt Health.

Ms. Stephens is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Kathy Stephens of Florida; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Jane Manning and Gary Zvodar of Carrollton, Sue Ellen and Ron Pierson of San Antonio, TX and Diane and Lamar Walker of Jasper; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Stephens is preceded in death by her son, Norman Donald Stephens.

The family will have a graveside service later in the week.

Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to Pruitt Heath Care for the Make A Wish For Resident Fund.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stephens family.

 

Richard Boltz

December 13, 1928 - November 14, 2019

U.S. Veteran

 

Mr. Richard Earl Boltz, 90, of the Hill Community area, formerly of Akron, OH and Ocala, FL, passed away Thursday November 14, 2019 at The Oaks Personal Care Home.

Mr. Boltz is survived by his brother, Larry Boltz of Toledo, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Joe and Shirley Fountain of Calhoun, Jimmy and Bernice Fountain of Jasper, Junior and Jean Carver of Jasper, Paul and Frances Millsap of Jasper. Several beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

Mr. Boltz is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Fountain Boltz; parents, Earl and Hilda Boltz; sister, Dorothy Hughes; brother, Robert Boltz.

A memorial service was held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 in the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Rev. Joe Fountain officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Boltz family.

 

Grace Kirk

September 30, 1931 - November 12, 2019

 

Mrs. Grace Kirk, 88, of Talking Rock, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

Mrs. Kirk is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Roy Bishop of Jasper, Martha and Russell Segers of Talking Rock; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Lawrence Mulkey of Alpharetta; four grandchildren, Jacob Segers, Jason Segers, John Bishop and Andy Bishop; four great-grandchildren, Katelyn Segers, Adalyn Segers, Grace Bishop and Alaina Bishop; several nieces and nephews.

Grace was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Kirk.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at Cross Roads Baptist Church, with Rev. Buck Parker and Rev. Nathan Smith officiating.

Interment was at the church cemetery following the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Jacob Segers, Jason Segers, John Bishop, Andy Bishop, David Bruce and Bruce Mulkey.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kirk family.