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Gerald Underwood
Mr. Gerald Timothy Underwood, age 54 of Ellijay, Ga., died Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at his son?s residence following a sudden illness.
Born Dec. 28, 1955 in Avon Park, Fl., Mr. Underwood was a computer programmer for the State of Florida. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Thelma Spires Underwood.
Mr. Underwood was a member of the Old Faith Baptist Church and the American Legion Post #82 in Ellijay. He was also a United States Navy veteran having served 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Kathie Underwood, of Ellijay; sons, Joshua Underwood, Ball Ground, Ga., and Zachary Underwood, Akins, S.C..; father, G.T. Underwood, Ellijay; brother, Tony Underwood, Ellijay; and sister, Terri AndersonPort Charlotte, Fl. Nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
At his request, Mr. Underwood will be cremated and no service will be held. Flowers are to be omitted. Roper Funeral Home of Jasper in charge of the arrangements.

Dewey Brendel
Mr. Dewey Brendel, age 86 of Calhoun, passed away Monday, August 30, 2010 at Gordon Hospital.
Mr. Brendel was born in Pickens County on April 29, 1924, son of the late Albert and Agnes Hightower Brendel. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Brendel in 2007; sister, Mildred Fields; and brothers, E.J., Junior, Horace and Truman Brendel.
Mr. Brendel was retired from Lockheed as an inspector. He was a devout Christian and loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruth Long Brendel; sons, Michael Brendel and Becky Rutledge, Calhoun, Ronald Brendel and wife Becky Adairsville, and Terry Brendel and wife Dawn, Acworth; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Coda Brendel and Gene and Marie Brendel, all of Detroit, Mi., and Glen and Lois Brendel, Wayne and Margaret Brendel and Ray and Donna Brendel, all of Fairmount; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Trammel Reece, Jasper; grandchildren, Stephanie Bradford, Amanda Torres, Ashley Brookshire, Tegan, Lexi, Ali and Nicholas Brendel; and great-grandchildren, Adam and Nick Bradford and Claudia Torres. Several nieces, nephews and many other relatives also survive.
The funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Hare officiating. Interment followed in Gordon Memorial Gardens. Music was arranged by Stacey Bradford. Pallbearers were: Junior, Matthew and Brian Brendel, Trammel Reece, David Green and William Torres.
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Barry Holt
Mr. Barry Holt, age 61 of Jasper, passed at his residence early Sunday afternoon, August 29, 2010.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Holt, Jasper; mother, Gladys Holt, Woodstock; son and daughter-in-law, Jamey and April Holt, Jasper; daughter, Melody Riddle, Jasper; brothers, David Holt, Texas, and Byron Holt, Jasper; and grandchildren, Taylor Holt and Bailey Riddle. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Self officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens with Ray Haynes, Marty Passmore, Larry Grover, John Gradick, Steve Cox and Bill Mott serving as pallbearers.

Duane Davis
Mr. Duane A. Davis, age 60 of Big Canoe, passed Saturday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Davis, Big Canoe; daughters and son-in-law, Audrey Davis, New York, N.Y., and Lauren and Sean Cozart, Clarksville, Tn.; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Dan C. and Ann Davis, Honolulu, Hawaii; sister and brother-in-law, Dr. Diana Davis and Dr. Bill Jannus, El Paso Tx.; and grandchildren Kaleb Davis and Konner Cozart.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. from the Big Canoe Chapel with Dr. Jim McCormick officiating. The family will accept house-type floral arrangements, but ask that memorials be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Davis. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Jackie Jordan
Jackie Jordan, age 62 of Ball Ground, passed Sunday Sept. 5, 2010 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Jordan, Ball Ground; son and daughter-in-law, Jackson and Danielle Jordan, Ball Ground; daughters and sons-in-law, Katrina and Robert Nix, Jasper, and Dee and Brian Blalock, Canton; brothers, Hulan and Brenda Jordan, Ball Ground, William and Theresa Jordan, Cumming, and Robert and Sharon Jordan, Powder Springs; and grandchildren, Avery and Olivia Blalock and Emma and Gracie Nix, Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 from Sharp Mountain Baptist Church with the Revs. Phillip Burt, Greg Hamilton and Willard Wilson officiating. Internment followed at Sharp Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.