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Obituaries for July 14, 2016; Helen Leatherman, Mary Vellenoweth, Lillian Bunch, Cisro Stone, Sandra Morrison, Mary Lee Harrison, James Taudte, Jeff Adams

Helen Leatherman
    Helen Fowler Leatherman, 73, of Jasper, Georgia has entered into rest peacefully at her home surrounded by her family.
    A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Lake Forest Memorial Park in Jasper, Georgia.  
    Helen was a loving and dedicated wife and mother.  She is predeceased by her husband, John Edward Leatherman and her parents, James Clayburn and Carolyn Fowler. 
    She is survived by her brother, Cleve Fowler and his wife, Nancy Fowler; niece and nephew, Kelly and Matthew.  Also her daughters and their families:  Lisa Leatherman Cowart, partner, Brian Cason, grandchildren, Katie and Caleb Cowart; and Lorrie Leatherman Mobley, husband, Thomas Mobley and grandchildren, Owen and Trenton Gambrell and Sawyer and Aiden Mobley. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to support the Chastain Family Research Project at the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center c/o Katie Dozier, 1440 Clifton Road, Suite 170, Atlanta, GA 30322.
    Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.roperfuneral   

Mary Vellenoweth
December 5, 1938 -
July 6, 2016

Mrs. Mary Esther Vellenoweth, 77, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday July 8, 2016 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.
    Mrs. Vellenoweth is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce & Everardo Espinosa of Jasper, Amy & Kevin Puckett of Canton, and Sheri Brown of Adairsville; grandchildren, Candi Schray, Bethany White, Clinton Baucum, Kristin Hughes, Jonathan Walker, and Alex Puckett; and 4 great-grandchildren.
    A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016 at Hinton Cemetery.
    The family requests in lieu of flowers to donate to the American Diabetes Association.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Vellenoweth family. Online Condolences can be made at

Lillian Bunch
July 31, 1921 - July 6, 2016

    Mrs. Lillian Bunch, 94, of the Ludville Community, passed away Wednesday July 6, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth.
    Mrs. Bunch is survived by her son, Donald Bunch of Ranger; daughter, Shirley Childers of Fairmount; brothers, Roy Moss, Douglas Moss, and Randell Moss; sister, Ozell Silvers of Ellijay; grandchildren, Karen Crook, Keith Childers, and Donna Bunch; great-grandchildren, Cindy Baker, Kayla Collis, and Whitney Childers; great-great-grandchildren, Savannah Laney and Daelyn Baker.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Revs. Ronnie Ray and Chris Pack officiating. Interment at Bunch Cemetery in Ludville. Pallbearers that served: Shane Moss, Jody Moss, Kevin Moss, Scotty Moss, Chris Baker, Roger Mulkey, and Bryan Johnson.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bunch family. Online condolences can be made at

Cisro Stone
April 10, 1943 - July 4, 2016

    Mr. Cisro Stone, 73, of Ludville Community, passed away Monday July 4, 2016 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
    Mr. Stone is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene & Gene Shaw of Ludville, and Brandie & Kojack Davis of Ludville; brothers, Waldo Stone of Ludville and Roscoe Stone of Ludville; sisters, Arewill Mulkey of Jerusalem and Emuragene Stone of Ludville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara & Mo Fountain; granddaughter, Brittany Shaw and fiancé Zach McAllister; step grandchildren, Kosha Martin, Kristie Davis and Kimberly Parsons; and eight step great-grandchildren.
    Preceded in death by his wife Sarah, parents Oscar & Lucinda Stone, and sisters ,Rosalee Young, Dimple Mulkey, and Ader Mulkey.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016 at the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Revs. Herman Mulkey, J.T. Childers, and Billy Locke officiating. Interment at Mountain Cemetery. Pallbearers that served: Ronnie Worley, Mark Chastain, Jody Sewell, Chris Stone, Justin Stone, Jeff Stone, and honorary pallbearers: Arvel Kelley and Bo Hightower.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stone family. Online condolences can be made at

Sandra Morrison
August 26, 1949 – July 7, 2016

Sandra Gay Morrison, 66, of the Hinton Community, passed away Thursday, July 07, 2016 at her home. She was born August 26, 1949 to William Henry and Nannie Sue Brendel in Monroe, Georgia.
    She is survived by sons, Joey Vansant of Hinton and Jacob Vansant of Hinton; brother and sister-in-law, Butch and Marsha Brendel of Hinton; grandchildren, Taylor Vansant, Landon Vansant, Leah Vansant, Joseph Vansant; niece and nephew, Stephanie and Mark Owens.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Owens officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. 
    Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family at    

Mary Lee Harrison
October 18, 1938 – July 9, 2016

    Mrs. Mary Lee Harrison, 77, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Grandview Healthcare Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Pat Harrison.
    Survivors include children, Amelia Ray Harrison Cudney (Lester) of Jasper, Nancy Jean Harrison Kravchenko (Pete) of Dahlonega, James Wesley “Jim” Harrison of Jasper; 12 grandchildren, Phillip Wesley Sperin, Lauren Heicha Sperin, Michael Patrick Kravchenko, Harrison Lee Kravchenko, Patrick Joseph Harrison, Mary Elizabeth Harrison, Andrew James Harrison, John Paul Harrison, Killian Pio Harrison, Teresa Anne Harrison, Catherine Margaret Harrison, and Stephen Augustine Harrison; great-granddaughter, Madelyne “Madie” Sperin; sister, Nancy Lou Preston of Florida; and brother, James E “Jim” Covert of Florida.  Other relatives also survive.
    Funeral Services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Jasper First Baptist Church with Reverend Greg Pope officiating. Interment followed at Lake Forest Memorial Park.
    The family accepted flowers or donations may be made to the Jasper First Baptist Church Building Fund.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at

James Taudte
May 14, 1946 – July 7, 2016

    Mr. James Ernest Taudte died at his home in Ball Ground on the morning of July 7, 2016 of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Taudte was a retired Georgia CPA, who spent most of his career in private practice. He served in various capacities in the Georgia Accounting Association and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Early in his career he had worked for The Coca-Cola Company and Windham-Brannen CPAs in Atlanta. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and Georgia State University, where he earned his master’s degree in professional accountancy.
    Mr. Taudte was born in Columbus, Ohio May 14, 1946, and moved with his family to Florida as a small child. He grew up in Sarasota and was a proud graduate of Riverview High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Louise Taudte.
    He is survived by his beloved four children, Rosie Wigington (Allen) of Jasper, Jeca Taudte (Stephen Totilo) of Brooklyn, New York, John Taudte of Roswell, and Mary Taudte of Roswell; two grandchildren, Kate Wigington and Jack Wigington of Jasper. Mr. Taudte was a man who worked hard to understand God’s will, and while not always successful, never doubted God’s grace.
    A memorial service was held Monday, July 11, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend John Wolfe and Reverend Greg Meadows officiating.  In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Taudte’s body was cremated.
    Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family at        

Jeff Adams
    Jeff Adams passed away July 5, 2016. Jess is survived by his wife, Ann Adams; son, Devon Adams; his father, Gale England; mother, Sylvia Shaw; sister, Rebecca Joos of Jasper; brothers, Nathan England and Jody England; and sister, Deborah Northcutt. Jeff is also survived by many nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws, and friends that he held dear to his heart.
    In life Jeff lived the life of a good Christian, loving and helping all and any that he could. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed sharing every moment in one of the best stories you could ever hear. We can find peace that he is hunting the giant timbers and fishing the crystal clear waters of heaven with passed loved ones. If there is one thing Jeff would want everyone to know it would be that God forgives and as His children we should too. Jeff your sister Becky, brother-in-law Marc, father Gale, niece and nephew love and hold you dear and will forever cherish your memory.