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Obituaries from January 30, 2020; Hayes Brooks, Harold Blackwell, Marguerite Gibson, Katherine Holt, Mildred Matthews, Charles Hammontree

Hayes Brooks

April 16, 1927 - January 17, 2020

 

Hayes W. Brooks, 92, of Jasper, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at The Villas of Canterfield Assisted Living in Cumming, GA.

Mr. Brooks is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Darel Pickenpaugh of Union, WV and Liz and Marty Evans of Ball Ground; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Betsy Brooks of Cumming, Bob and Julia Brooks of Milton and Tom and Maureen Brooks of Marietta; son, Sam Brooks of Hoschton; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Brenda Brooks of Jasper; sister, Martha Krueger of Stuart, FL; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Mary Lois Brooks; parents, Carl and Lela Brooks; brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Syble Brooks; and special friend, Kathleen Thomason Wilson.

Mr. Brooks lived most of his life in Jasper. He also lived in Atlanta, Cumming and Sugar Hill.

A master electrician and plumber, Mr. Brooks worked as a property management supervisor for hospitals in Gwinnett and Pickens counties; taught at the Pickens Technical Institute (now the Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper), and served as an electrical code inspector for the City of Atlanta, and as an electrical and mechanical contractor across northern Georgia.

Committed to his Christian faith, Mr. Brooks was a deep, daily reader of the Bible. He enjoyed exploring history, including his native southern Appalachia and the history and culture of his North Carolina ancestors' Cherokee neighbors, northern Georgia, biographies, nature, stock car racing, organized crime and a range of other historical topics and fiction classics.

Especially during his retirement years, Mr. Brooks enjoyed spirited conversations and storytelling with friends and regular folks he met in community stores, museums, churches and public libraries across north Georgia at home and several miles away. Family members and friends accompanying Mr. Brooks in those day trips learned to not be surprised by the more-than-occasional stranger stepping over from the next aisle or through a front door to suddenly spring up to say, "Hey, Hayes!"

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Banks officiating.

Interment was at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Jasper.

Pallbearers: Joseph Pickenpaugh, Luke Evans, Daniel Brooks, Justin Brooks, Blake Brooks. Junior pallbearer: Kayson Evans.

Mr. Brooks and his family wish to express their profound gratitude to his caregivers at The Villas of Canterfield and Golden Rule Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jasper First Baptist Church Building Fund, 198 E. Church St. Jasper, GA 30143; Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, 175 Samaritan Dr. Jasper, GA 30143 and Sequoyah Regional Library System, 116 Brown Industrial Parkway Canton, GA 30114.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brooks family.

 

Harold Blackwell

 

Harold Wayne "Cabbage" Blackwell, 70, of Marble Hill, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical in Gainesville. He was born June 21, 1949 to Harold and Edith Blackwell in Marble Hill.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Blackwell of Marble Hill; sons and daughters-in-law, Scottie and Ann Blackwell of Marble Hill, Andy and Germanie Blackwell of Marble Hill, Clent and Chelsea Blackwell of Gainesville, Jeffrey and Jody Blackwell of Ellijay, David and Alesia Bennett of Lafayette; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jerry Satterfield of Milledgeville; brother, Ronald Blackwell of Marble Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Eddy Jones of Marble Hill;  sister, Trudy Totherow of Marble Hill; sister, Tammy Blackwell of Jasper; sister, Dawn Blackwell of Ellijay; brother, Kevin Blackwell of Jasper; grandchildren, Harly Lawson, Alisha Lawson, Cayli Marshall, Hunter Herman, Caleb Blackwell, J.T. Bozeman, Jacob Bozeman, Landon Blackwell, Carter Blackwell, Aubrey Hitch, Brady McAbee, Gracelyn Blackwell, Lucas Campbell, Jaden Campbell, Kelvin Waters, Julie Waters, Chloye Blackwell, Olivia Blackwell, Isabella Blackwell, Alexis Satterfield, Blaine Satterfield, Tyler Satterfield, Dorothy Gerrell; eleven great-grandchildren; former wife and her husband, Tracy Cornett and Kelly Cornett; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2020 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with Reverend Frank Lathery and Reverend Gene Hyde officiating. Interment followed in the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cabbage Blackwell Memorial Fund at Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.

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

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

 

Marguerite Gibson

 

Grace Marguerite Cagle Gibson, 82, of Tate, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.  She was born March 26, 1937 to Earnest and Grace Cagle in Pickens County.

Mrs. Gibson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Bonnie Gibson of Tate; daughters and sons-in-law, Margie Lynn and Shannon Gable of Dawsonville, Cindy and Robert Poole of Canton; son, Gerald "GL" Gibson of Jasper; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Gibson of Memphis, Tennessee. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Gibson; parents, Earnest and Grace Cagle; sister, Eva Joe Crowe; brothers, Clarence Cagle and John Cagle.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Bethany Baptist Church with Reverend Butch Roberts officiating.   Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

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

 

Katherine Holt

 

Katherine Brown Holt, 67, of Jasper, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. She was born July 15, 1952 to Huston and Pauline Trammell in Cherokee County.

Katherine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Tim Thomas of Jefferson; son, Travis Brown of Jasper; daughter, Lyn Vick of Ellijay; granddaughter, Kayla Thomas of Jefferson; grandsons, Nicholas Thomas of Jefferson, Byron Prather of Ellijay; sisters, Susie Smith of Dahlonega, Janice Burns of Jasper; brothers, Thomas Trammell of Ball Ground, Tim Trammell of Ball Ground; and special friend, Gene Evans of Marble Hill. Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Holt; parents, Huston and Pauline Trammell; siblings, Helen Dunn, Paulette Bennett, Imogene Ridings, Teresa Ryan, and Paul (Buck) Trammell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.,  Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with Reverend Steven Chapman and Reverend William Blackwell officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery; 8188 Kelly Bridge Road; Dawsonville, GA 30534.

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Roper Funeral Home.

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

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

 

Mildred Matthews

 

Mildred Mae Matthews, 67, of Jasper, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 at her home. She was born January 8, 1953 to Johnny Hilbert and Winnie Viola Taylor in Milton, Florida.  

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roger Lee and Angela Cooley Jr. of Ball Ground; daughters, Amanda Chasity Cooley of Jasper, Tammy Leona Mitchem of Jasper; grandchildren, Branden, Destiny, Levi, Hannah, Tayler, Michael Jr., Jessie, AJ, Cory, Trace, Morgan; great-grandchild, Kinsley; and sister, Geraldine Kersey.  She was preceded in death by parents, Johnny and Winnie Taylor; brother, Cecil; sister, Nelda.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Ricky Jarrett officiating. Interment will follow in Four Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home Thursday, January 30 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

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

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

 

Charles Hammontree

 

Charles Hammontree, 88, of Ball Ground, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 at Pruitt Health in Jasper. He was born April 14, 1931 to Charlie and Mary Hammontree.  

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Mike Gibbons of Ball Ground; grandson, Charlie Gibbons of Ball Ground; brothers and sister-in-law, Harold and Evelyn Hammontree and Mack Hammontree.  Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Reavis Hammontree; sons, Bryan Hammontree and Danny Hammontree.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Free Hope Baptist Church with Reverend Ted Estes officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 29 from         3 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

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

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

 

Card of Thanks

To everyone who has supported us following the death of  Sandy Godfrey, we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation. Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow.

Sam & Joyce Wynn & Godfrey Family