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Obituaries for November 2, 2017; Dorthy Allen, Grady Dodd, Grover Brooks, Herman Doll Jr., James Scott, James Wright, Joyce Smith, Keith Johnson, Michael McNair, Teresa Buchanan, Thomas Moss

James Wright

September 9, 1970 - October 15, 2017

 

James Dennis Wright, 47, of Jasper, GA passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Dennis was born in Chattanooga on September 9, 1970 to the late James and Marilyn Wright. Left to cherish his memory include his children, Zachary and Brooke Wright; fiancé/girlfriend of seven years, Michelle Buttimer and step-daughters, Macie and Madeline Buttimer; brother, Darrell Wright; niece, Sarah Wright; step mother, Blanca Avella and ex-wife, Crystal Combs.  Dennis owned a successful home renovation and repair service in the Bent Tree/Jasper area and the Roswell area. His customers loved him and appreciated the caring and meticulous way that he operated. He was known to be a perfectionist with everything he did. 

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 22nd at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel- Hixson in the funeral home chapel. Interment followed in the Chattanooga Memorial Park. 

Arrangements were under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

Dennis will be missed by all as he was a caring, thoughtful, loving and selfless man.  We love you Dennis!  I hope your dancing and singing in Heaven!


Teresa Buchanan

June 2, 1972 – October 20, 2017

Mrs. Teresa Arlene Buchanan, 45, of Ball Ground, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017.  She was born June 2, 1972 in Canton, Georgia.

Teresa is survived by her husband, Michael Buchanan of Ball Ground; son, Ferril Frankie Sturgeon of Ball Ground; daughter, Anna Marie Parson of Jasper; parents, Ora Lee and William Ryder of Jasper; mother-in-law, Wanda Wigington of Jasper; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Barbara Buchanan of Jasper; step-son, Isaac Buchanan of Resaca.  Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.

Teresa was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Free and late husband, Loren F. Parson.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 26 at Arbor Hill Baptist Church with Reverend James Thompson, Reverend Charlie Buchanan, Reverend Franklin King, and Reverend Mike Byess officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

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


Grady Dodd

March 20, 1947 – October 25, 2017

Mr. Grady Monroe Dodd, age 70, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.  He was born March 20, 1947 to Clyde and Frances Dodd in Ball Ground.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Keith Blalock of Jasper, Linda and Scott Coker of Woodstock, Brenda and David Franklin of McCaysville; brothers, David Dodd of Jasper, Albert Dodd of Jasper, Hulon Dodd of Canton; sister, Helen Padgett of Canton; eight grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.  Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2017  in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Nathan Stewart officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

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

 


Grover Brooks

October 8, 1927 – October 25, 2017

Mr. Grover James Brooks, 90, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Sonshine Manor in Jasper.

Grover is survived by his wife, Bennie Brooks of Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Mark Duncan of Jasper, Denise and Duane Buckles of Maryville, Tennessee; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Billy Wigington of Marble Hill; sisters-in-law, Ruby Brooks, Willie Grace Brooks; grandchildren, David and Amanda Duncan of Jasper, Danny and Cheryl Duncan of Jasper, Teresa and Eric Dyer of Jasper, and Fonda and Timmy Roper of Ball Ground; great-grandchildren, Emily and Austin Rhodes, Bethany Roper, Mary Roper, Abigail Duncan, Anabelle Duncan, Marcus Dyer, Jalyn Dyer; great-great-grandchild, William Rhodes.  Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by sons, James Brooks and Alan Brooks.

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church with Reverend Richie Gibbs officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mr. Brooks’ honor to Corinth Baptist Church; Marble Hill Masonic Lodge; or Sonshine Manor in Jasper.

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

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


Michael McNair

Michael Lee McNair, 66, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

Mike was an electronics salesman during most of his life and recently worked for American Signature Furniture. A Civil War buff, he loved driving vacations through Gettysburg, where he had just made this year’s trip and where he passed.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jane (Ratterree) McNair; daughter, Beth Holloway (Jim); son, Aubrey Scott (Miryam); two grandsons, Joshua Farron and Wesley Farron (Melanie); one granddaughter, Sophia Scott; two great-grandsons; sister, Sharon Pack; two nephews, Chris Hough and Keith Lampkin; and many other relatives and close friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pickens Animal Rescue or Pickens County Animal Shelter.

Cagle Funeral Home


Thomas Moss

October 24, 1936 – October 28, 2017

Mr. Thomas Edward “Tommy” Moss, 81, of Talking Rock, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.  

Tommy is survived by his daughter, LaBrina Wilkins and Matt Weerts of Nashville, Tennessee; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Melvin Hughes; special friends, Ron and Myra Pierce of Talking Rock; grandpuppy, Bayley. Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. He was preceded in death by parents, Grady and Lola Moss; sister, Dorothy Bell; brother, Junior Moss; nephew, Ronnie Moss; and niece, Kathy Garland.  

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Adam Parker officiating. The family will be receiving guests from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday at Roper Funeral Home.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, make donations in Tommy’s honor to the charity of your choice. 

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

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


Dorthy Allen

Mrs. Dorthy Ann Allen,  59, of Jasper Ga. passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Piedmont Hospital Atlanta.

Mrs. Allen is survived by two daughters, Catrina Allen and Sabrina Turner both of Jasper; two brothers, Ricky Cantrell of Cumming and George Cantrell of Canton; six sisters, Lorene Lummus and Patsy Cloud of Jasper, Diane Lummus, Georgia Tatum and Lisa Cantrell of Canton, and Nancy Godfrey of Macedonia; six grandchildren, Buddy Noland Jr. Jaden Turner, Maximus Marshall, Annamae Marshall, Lane Buckner and Gracie Buckner. 

Mrs. Allen is preceded in death by her daughter, Stephanie Allen.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 20 at 4 p.m. in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel. Internment was at Sunrise Memorial Gardens following the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Dustin Estes, Brett Estes, Zack Perkins, Sam Jordan, Dakotta Estes, Zack Marshall and Larry long.  

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Cagle Funeral Home to help cover the cost of funeral expenses.  

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Allen family.


James Scott

 

James Michael Scott, 68, of Canton, passed away on Wednesday, October 25th. The funeral was held Monday, October 30th at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Darby Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Padgett, Rev. Terry Caylor, and Rev. Allan Dixon officiating. Interment followed at Cherokee Memorial Park. He is preceded in death by sons, Mitchell and Devin Scott. He is survived by his wife, Martha Scott of Canton; sons, David Monroe of Marietta and Jayroe Monroe of N.Y.; daughters, Christy (Jeff) Miller of Mineral Bluff

and Sheena (Phillip) Bentley of Ball Ground; 25 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. 

The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements. 


Joyce Smith

Miss Joyce Lavern Smith,  82, of Jasper, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Sonshine Manor in Ellijay.  

She is survived by brother, Red Smith of Jasper; sisters, Billie Jean Wheeler of Memphis, Tennessee, Glenda Rae Jolley of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and nephew, Steve and Tammy Smith of Jasper.  Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

A memorial service was  held at 2 p.m., November 5, 2017 at Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.  

Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.

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


Keith Johnson 

July 11, 1960 - October 26, 2017

 

Mr. Keith Johnson, 57, of Jasper passed away Thursday October 26, 2017 in Indiana following a hunting accident.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Jennifer Johnson of Jasper; mother, Arlene Crow of Jasper; mother-in-law, Shirley McGarity of Canton; sons, Andrew Johnson of Jasper and Brandon Ray of Roswell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Brian & Kerry Johnson of Jasper and Danny & Scottie Crowe of Jasper; brother and sister-in-law, Matt & Mia Jones of Canton;  sister, Janet Crowe Allgood of Powder Springs; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rhonda & Larry Smith of White, Ga.; special friend, Marvin Edge of Canton.

Keith is proceeded in death by his father, Gene Johnson; step-father, Hoyt Crowe and brother, Randy Johnson.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Rev. Ben Mock, Rev. Tony Ramirez and Rev. Ricky Jarrett officiating.

Pallbearers: Rodney Norton, Jeff Johnson, Matt Jones, Dwight Childers, Brett Jones, Troy Johnson, Tyler Johnson and Bennie (Mag) Davis. 

Honorary Pallbearers: Craig McFarland, Kenny Childers, Wayne Gable, Brandon Ray and Andrew Johnson. 

Interment was held at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Cagle Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Johnson family.


Herman Doll Jr.

Mr. Herman Doll Jr., 82, of Alpharetta Ga. passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his residence. 

Mr. Doll is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law,  Scott & Suzanne Doll of Alpharetta and Douglas & Pamela Doll of Guilford, IN; grandchildren, Ryan, Kristen and Cara

Mr. Doll is preceded in death by his wife, Valerie Doll.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Big Canoe Chapel. 

Internment Big Canoe Cemetery.  

Cagle Funeral Home is Honored to serve the Doll family.

 

Gene Adams

Gene Adams Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Jerusalem Community Center, 480 Carlan Road.


Card of Thanks

The family of Fredia Watkins would like to thank everyone for all of the support during her time of sickness and passing on. 

Thank you to family and special friends that visited her at home, in the hospital and during the visitation at the funeral home and at the church for the funeral. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Wellstar Kennestone that took care of her. Also, Dr. Baute who would never give up on her, sending her to the Cleveland Clinic six years ago. If it had not been for going there she probably would have left back then when she was on hospice and was given just days to live then. Fredia was a fighter and had a strong will to live. 

We would like to thank the staff at Roper Funeral Home for being helpful, courteous and taking good care of Fredia; Jerusalem Church, the wonderful singers, Michael Morris for playing the piano, Revs. Tommy Teague, Harold Cantrell, Scott Price and Nathan Smith. Pallbearers, Phillip Wofford, Bryan Moody, Karl Kurth, Tommie Garrison, Billy Sams, Gary Jones, Tim Jenkins and Jerry Ellis.

There are so many others that brought flowers, food, especially the thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. I hope no one has been left out, there are so many to be thankful for and that had helped Fredia.

All my deepest appreciation and sincerity,

Junior Watkins and Jasper