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Gloria Ellison
Mrs. Gloria Alma Warren Ellison, age 77 of Jasper, Ga., died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper following a sudden illness.
Born May 23, 1933 in Tifton, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Herschel C. and Alma Barfield Warren. Gloria graduated from Montezuma High School in Montezuma, Ga. and the Jacksonville Business College in Jacksonville, Fl.
Gloria was a wife, mother and homemaker. She married her high school sweetheart, Clyde Ellison, Jr. During their 57-year marriage, they made their home in Atlanta, Ga., Leawood, Ks., Wheeling, W.V., Middletown, N.J. and Jasper. Gloria enjoyed sewing, reading, fishing and playing with her pets, especially her poodle, J.J. Survivors include, her husband of 57 years, Clyde Ellison, Jr. of Jasper; children, Pamela Ellison Mackay (Neilson), Johns Creek, Ga., Susan Ellison Rau (Jerry), Boonville, Mo., and Clyde Scott Ellison (Nancy), St. Clairsville, Oh.; grandchildren, Tommy Ayers (Jackie), Central City, Ia., Christopher Ayers (Beth), Cedar Rapids, Ia., Caroline Reynolds, Antigonish, Ns., Candace Viertel (Brian), Boonville, Mo., David Rau (Katie), Fayette, Mo., Sarah Rau, Boonville, Mo., and Anthony, Travis, Natalie and Nathanial Ellison, all of St. Clairsville, Oh. Eight great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 7 from Roper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Von J. Hinton officiating. Interment followed at 12:30 p.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga.

Catherine Bridges
Mrs. Catherine Moody Bridges, age 82 of Jasper, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Mrs. Bridges worked as a custodian at Pickens Technical School and was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Ben Bridges, Jasper; and children, Randy Bridges, Kennesaw, Joan Stanley, Nelson, Melvin Bridges, Canton, Allen Bridges, Tate, Jasne Hooks and Alisia Bridges, both of Kennesaw. Twenty-one grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren also survive.
The body remains at Roper Funeral Home where the family will be receiving friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where the body will lie in state from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Milford Bates
Milford Ford Bates, age 78, a resident of Talking Rock, Ga., died Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta.
Mr. Bates was born on the 13th day of April 1932 in Morgan County. He continued to live in Coalfield and Oliver Springs until his move to Georgia in 2000.
Milford was the owner and operator of Bates Landscaping. He also worked in construction as a brick mason. He was a member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Milford was a loving father and his grandchildren were the love of his life.
Mr. Bates was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley Bates Sr. and Annie Mae Luttrell Bates; by brothers, Leslie, Elvert L.C. and John Wesley Bates Jr.; and by a infant sister, Thelma Faye Bates.
He is survived by a son, Timothy Bates and wife Phyllis; daughters, Rebecca Heath and husband Michael and Sherea Chester and husband Ron; and grandchildren, Melinda Brogdon, Chase, Casey and Taylor Heath, all of Talking Rock; sisters, Dorthy Conrad, Life Care Center in Wartburg, and Louise Brock and husband Richard, Back Valley; sister-in-law, Bonnie Bates, Lancing, Tn., and his former wife and friend, Virginia. A host of nieces, nephews and special friends also survive.
The funeral was held on June 4 at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mack Smith officiating. Burial and a graveside service was held Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Springs Cemetery. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

Bobbi Young
Mrs. Bobbi Young, age 42 of Jasper, passed away at her residence June 6, 2010.
Survivors include her husband, Mike Young, Jasper; father, Ken Mason, Dansville, Mi.; sons, Zachary Young, Hartville, Oh., and Benjamin Young, Uniontown, Oh.; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Rhonda Mason, Alpharetta; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Rich Scherer, Mason, Mi., Brenda and Bob Brant, Florida, and Barb and Ron Netti, Ohio; and grandchild, Brett Young.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 9 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Self officiating. The family did accept house-type arrangements, but donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.