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Obituaries from August 15, 2019; Shirley Patterson, Robert Downes, Edwin Allen,

Shirley Patterson

 

Shirley Long Patterson,  81, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Pruitt Health.  Shirley was born September 11, 1937 to Riley and Jane Long in Pickens County.  

Shirley is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel Patterson of Jasper, David Patterson of Jasper, Doug and Layla Patterson of Talking Rock; brother, Jerry Long of Fairmount; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Patterson.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 10  at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Jess Posey officiating.  Entombment followed in the Mausoleum at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers are Jake Patterson, Tyler Patterson, Nick Patterson, Josh Patterson, Andy Tennison, Jabo Patterson, and Peter Darnell. Honorary Pallbearers are Brandon Patterson and Garrett Patterson.

The family will accept flowers or donations in her memory may be made to County Line Baptist Church.  (County Line Baptist Church; c/o Jennings Young; 34 Oakmont Drive; Jasper, Georgia  30143)

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

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

 

Robert Downes

 

Robert "Taco"  Downes, 70, of Jasper passed away August 6, 2019 at  Pruitt Healthcare in Jasper.  He was born September 30, 1948 to Robert and Kathryn Downes. 

He is survived by his better half, Kim Allen of Marble Hill; children, Joe Downes of South Carolina, Lisa and Tracy Cox of Jasper, Angie Downes of Jasper, Daniel and Charmagne Dean of Jasper, David and Shannah Dean of Woodstock; sisters, Patricia Johnson of Jasper, Linda Collins of LaVernia, Texas, Becky Lonidier of Colfax, Louisiana; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. 

A memorial service was  held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019 in the Roper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ben Mock officiating.  

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

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

 

Edwin Allen

 

Edwin Kenneth "Ken" Allen, 81, of Talking Rock, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at his home. He was born February 2, 1938 to Gordon and Dossie Allen. 

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Allen of Talking Rock; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Wanda Allen of White; grandchildren, Kyle and Sarah Allen of Adairsville; great granddaughter, Anna Allen. 

Mr. Allen is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Dossie Allen and son, Ricky Allen.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 12 at 3 p.m. in the Roper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jess Posey officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

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