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05/27/10 12:00 AM

Brenda Henderson
Mrs. Brenda Henderson, age 62 of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter, Misty Hanson, Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Joanne Henderson, Jasper; mother, Annie Lou Henderson, Jasper; grandchildren, Jacob and Chaz Hanson and Laura Henderson, all of Jasper, and David and Kelly Hunter, Ellijay; great-grandchildren, Evan and Skyler Hunter; brothers and sister-in-law, Lanny and Shirley Henderson and Terry Henderson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth Ann and Charles Gay, Ellijay, Deborah and Donnie Collis, Talking Rock, Sandra Dunn and Sharon Henderson, both of Jasper, and Lynn and Troy Creech, Ball Ground, Twenty-two nieces and nephews and 16 great-nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday from Refuge Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Johnson and J.R. Smith officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Brenda Henderson Memorial Fund, 206 Holly Street, Jasper, Ga. 30143.

Patsy Howard
Mrs. Patsy Jane Howard, age 68 of Jasper, Ga., died Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga..
Born March 22, 1942 in Jasper, she was the daughter of the late Henry Alec and Francis Irene Cloninger Ray. Mrs. Howard was a Benefit Coordinator for North Georgia Community Action Agency. Survivors include her husband, George Howard, Jasper; step-daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Steve Herrington, Jasper; brothers, Larry and Ronnie Ray, both of Jasper; grandchildren, Jesse Richards and Danielle Walbrochl; great-grandchildren, Donovan and Haley Milsaps; nieces, LaSandra Cooley, Talking Rock, Rhonda Pope and Stephanie Ray, both of Jasper, and Amanda Prather, Canton; and nephew, Jason Ray, Holly Springs. Several great-nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 23, from Roper Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Pope officiating. Entombment followed at Lake Forest Memorial Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Pat Howard Memorial Fund, 206 Holley St., Jasper, Ga. 30143.

Joyce Turner
Mrs. Joyce Turner, age 75 of Tate, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Canton Nursing Center.
Survivors include sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Emory Turner and Judy and James Bryan, all of Jasper; and sisters-in-law, Kathryn and Mary Helen Turner, both of Jasper, and Catherine Adams, Cherokee County. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Grant Wade officiating. Interment followed in Free Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jeff and Jamie Bryan, David and Brock Turner, Mike McArthur, Richard Bryant and Billy Westbrook. The family did accept flowers or donations may be made to Free Hope Baptist Church.

Mary Parker
Mrs. Mary Eula Parker, age 79 of Jasper, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Survivors include her son, Joseph C. Parker Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Freida and Ryan Keeter, Fairmount; brothers, Walter, Preston, Vernon, Roy Dean and Troy Carver, all of Jasper; sister, Eva Blackwell, Jasper; and grandchild, Hannah Keeter.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Gay and Kevin Thomas officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: Anthony, Edward, Allen and Mickey Carver, Gary Simmons and Richard Garrett.

Richard Griffis
Mr. Richard Griffis, age 65, beloved husband of Norma Griffis, of Graniteville, S.C., entered into rest on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Lake Crossing Health Care.
Mr. Griffis was a native of Screven County, Ga., having made Graniteville his home for the past 16 years. He was a US Army Veteran having served in Vietnam. Mr. Griffis was a member of Langley United Methodist Church and was a mechanical engineer with Martin Marietta.
Additional survivors include his son, Jake Griffis (Vickie), Evans, Ga.; daughter, Samantha Mills (Evan), Athens, Ga.; mother, Rutha W. Griffis, Blackshear, Ga.; brothers, Melvin Griffis, Milledgeville, Ga., and Sidney Griffis, Blackshear, Ga.; sister, Joyce Haas, Brunswick, Ga; and grandchildren, Cooper and Marlea Griffis.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, in the Rowland Funeral Home Chapel with Jake Griffis and Rev. Wade Everett officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until service time. Memorials may be made to CurePSP, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Road, Ste. #906, Hunt Valley, Md. 21031 or to
www.rowlandfuneralhome. com

Rickie Fountain
Mr. Rickie Eugene Fountain, age 55 of Ellijay, formerly of Jasper, Ga., died Sunday, May 16, 2010.
Mr. Fountain was born on May 26, 1954 in Pickens County. He is the son of the late Howard and Leona Duckett Fountain. He worked in the construction industry and attended Harvest Missionary Church.
Survivors include his aunt, Maxine Anderson, Ellijay; cousin, and Freddi Nicholson, Ellijay. Several other cousins, nieces and nephews also survive
A memorial service was held Friday, May 21 at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Glen Arnold officiating. Music was by Gina Stuart.

Broward Garrison
Mr. L.B. Broward Garrison, age 93 of Jasper and Toccoa, Ga., passed at Stephens County Hospital, Toccoa, early Friday morning, May 14, 2010.
Mr. Garrison was an Army veteran of WW II, a 50-year Master Mason, a 50-year Lions Melvin Jones Fellow and a District 18A Hall of Fame member of the Jasper Lions Club. He had been a member of Jasper United Methodist Church for over 50 years. The Cochran-Garrison Building was named in his honor.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Garrison; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Linda Garrison, Orlando. Fl., and Mike and Donna Garrison, Jasper; and grandchildren, Kristin Kelting, DeBary, Fl., and Kelly Finogle, Virginia Beach, Va. Four great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Garrison was preceded in death by his wife, Polly Garrison.
The funeral service was held Monday, May 17 at 2 p.m. from Jasper United Methodist Church with the Revs. Chip Wilson and Hoyt Jenkins officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens with local Chapter #47 DAV in charge of military graveside services. Pallbearers were: Paul, Steve, Kevin and Justin Garrison, Chad Finogle and Pete Kelting. The family did accept flowers or donations may be made to Jasper United Methodist Church.