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Coy Holcomb, Sr.
Mr. Coy Marshall Holcomb, Sr., age 90 of Ball Ground, died Monday, March 1, 2010.
Mr. Holcomb was born April 16, 1919 in Ball Ground to Earby Wyatt and Flossie Ridings Holcomb. He was the eldest of seven children. Coy graduated from Canton High School in 1936. Coy served in WW II as Army Sergeant, Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion 594th Engineer Boat & Shore Regiment, Pacific Theater through Jan. 1, 1946, where he received decorations and citations. He was a long time icon of the Ball Ground community where he worked in the post office as clerk then was promoted to postmaster and retired with 42 years of civil service. After retirement he worked at Advance Security of Georgia Marble Company for 17 years. He was a member of Conns Creek Baptist Church. Coy enjoyed bird watching and showing bantam chickens, and he was an avid reader.
He was preceded in death by his infant sons, Rhett and Jeremy Holcomb. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ernestine Caylor Holcomb; children, Cheryl Hancock, Canton, Melody (Rev. Alan) Day, Wyatt (Michelle) Holcomb, Eric (Tracey) Holcomb, Edie (Karl) Koller and Ashley (Jenny) Holcomb, all of Ball Ground, Coy Marshall, Jr. (Hilda Grace) Holcomb, Free Home, Yvette (Dr. Bob) Eddy, Macedonia, April (Jay) Hamby, Hickory Flat, and Holly (Tim) Trammell, Woodstock; sister, Hazel Wyatt Atlanta; and grandchildren, Whitney and Andrew Hancock, Brett Day, Rhett (Gail) Day, Emily and Kyle Holcomb, Aaron and Grant Eddy, Emma, Elise and Ellie Holcomb, Hayden, Bryan and Lilly Holcomb, Chandler and Chase Hamby, Ashton Henson, Mason and Karli Koller, Ridings, Justice, Bowen, Carsten and Bella Jane Holcomb.
The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 4 from Sharp Mountain Baptist Church with the Revs. Alan Day, Horace Richards and Greg Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the Georgia National Cemetery. Sosebee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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James Goodwin, Jr.
James Goodwin, Jr., age 86, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee.
Mr. Goodwin retired from Coca Cola and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Goodwin, Canton; sons, Edward Goodwin, Jasper, and Larry Goodwin, Dawsonville; daughter, Martha Pruitt, Canton; brothers, Leon Goodwin, Fairmount, Bobby Lee Goodwin, Canton, and Clarence Goodwin, Ellijay; and sister, Ella Mae Goodwin. Seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5 from the Chapel of South Canton Funeral Home with the Revs. Bobby McFarland and Nathan Smith officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Memorial Park.

Buddy Garrett
Mr. Buddy Garrett, age 50 of the Hill City Community, passed early Sunday morning. Feb. 28, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.
Survivors include his fiancee, Ceccy McCard, Hill City; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Ashley DeBord, Hill City; daughter, Samantha Garrett, Canton; brothers, Willie Garrett, Jasper, and Jeff and Johnny Garrett, Hill City; sisters, Connie Hutson, Talking Rock, and Diane Cook, Louisville, Ky.; and grandchildren, Tyler Siniard, Justin and Autumn Dunn and Angel DeBord.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, March 3 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Foster officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens with Larry, Glenn and John Garrett, Jr., Travis Ray, Josh Debord and Tracy James serving as pallbearers. Jamie Elrod served as honorary pallbearer. The family did accept flowers or memorials may be made to Cagle Funeral Home to assist with the funeral expenses.

William Turner
Mr. William Frank Turner, Sr., age 86 of Ball Ground, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010.
He was a member of Amicalola Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his first, wife Gladys Turner.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Matie Turner, Ball Ground; children, George and Denise Cole, Cumming, Frank and Sharon Turner, Ball Ground, Janice Carpenter and Robert Hedrick, Dawsonville, Doug and Tami O?Bryant and Luke and Tammy Turner, all of Ball Ground. Sixteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, March 9 at 11 a.m. from Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Tom Stradley, Ricky Byrd, J.B. Reese and Steve Warren officiating. Interment followed in Amicalola Baptist Church Cemetery.
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Ralph Payne
Ralph Floyd Payne, age 84 of Talking Rock, Ga., passed at his residence early Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, R.L. Payne, Waleska and Randall and Geraldine Payne and Jerry Lee and Jerrie Payne, all of Talking Rock; daughter, Katherine Mashburn, Jasper; brothers, Albert and Clinton Payne, both of North Carolina; and sister, Alice Payne, Jasper. Twelve grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Payne was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Payne; parents, William and Armenda Payne; daughter. Maryann Southerland; sisters, Mammie Bains and Lily Leanord; and brothers, Arthur Ed and Homer Payne.
The funeral service was held Friday, March 5 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Carter officiating. Interment followed in Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery near Murphy, N.C. Pallbearers were: Tim Pack, James, Arnold, Jamie and Ray Payne and Russel Hart.

Ruby Milton
Ruby Bunch Milton of Marietta, Ga. passed away March 2, 2010 in Tampa, Fl. following a lengthy illness.
Ruby was born in Blaine, Ga. and retired after 34 years with Lockheed Martin in Marietta. She will be fondly remembered as a kind, gracious and loving mother and wife.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Milton, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Maribel Milton; sister, Marcille Gartrell; and grandchildren, Kathy Dunn and husband, Steve and Jerry Milton, Jr.
Ruby was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Goss Milton and Robert Bagwell.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7 from Sandy Plains Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Don Mason officiating. Interment followed in Cheatham Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, Ga. 30066. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home & Crematory in charge of arrangements.
www.mayeswarddobbins. com

Richelle Hulgan
Mrs. Richelle Chance Hulgan, age 34 of 2161 Swan Bridge Road, Talking Rock, passed away Sunday morning, March 7, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital following a sudden illness.
She is survived by her husband, Johhny Hulgan, Talking Rock; son, Andrew Chance, Talking Rock; mother and father, Steve and Barbara Chance, Talking Rock; sister, Jessica Chance, Talking Rock; and brothers, Eddie Chance, Talking Rock, and Mark Chance, Alabama.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Mock officiating. Interment followed in Lake Forest Memorial Park. The family requests in lieu of flowers make donations to the Christian Motorcycle Association or Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Roper Funeral Home.

James Robertson
Mr. James Frederick Robertson, age 78 of Bent Tree, passed away March 8, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. Mr. Robertson was a US Veteran serving as a US Naval Pilot. He retired from Delta as a captain with over 30 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Robertson, Bent Tree; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Joseph Little, Fairmount, and Dawn Robertson Hartel and Jeff Hartel; sons and daughter-in-law: James Douglas and Mary Robertson, Snellville, Ga., and William Scott Robertson, Forest Park; grandchildren, Rachel and Sarah Robertson, Athens, Sgt. James Little, El Paso, Tx., and Blaine and Marilee Harter, both of Marietta, Ga.; and sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Bill Lowell, Albuquerque, N.M.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15 from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Father Frank Richards officiating. Interment will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends following the service. The family request in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to Good Samaritan, 1400 East Church St., Jasper, Ga 30143 or St. Vincent DePaul Society 1908 Waleska Hwy., Jasper, Ga. 30143.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Roper Funeral Home.