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Obituaries for July 29, 2021; Gwendolyn Nealey, Linda Zaccheo, CeCe Morris, Rose Marie Murray, Bobby Hill, Edward Czaplinski, Beth Carlile, Billy Joe Mullinax, Gene Wright, John Duke, Danny Marcusen, William Hamilton, Kyle Bellinger

Gwendolyn Nealey

Gwendolyn Low Nealey, 91, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021 at Bayside Manor in Pensacola. She was born June 16, 1930 to Weldon Clyde Low and Dora White Low in Jasper, Georgia.

Mrs. Nealey is survived by her children, Brenda Thompson of Marietta, Diana Williams of Marietta, David Nealey of Pensacola, Patti Anthony of Marietta; sister, Sandra Wehunt of Jasper; twenty grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.  Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

She was preceded in death by sons, Chuck Nealey, Jr. and Rick Nealey.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 25th, 2021 in the Chapel Roper Funeral Home with Bobby Anthony officiating.   Interment followed in the Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

 

Linda Zaccheo

Linda Gail Zaccheo, 71, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at her residence. She was born November 18, 1949 to Dudley and Margaret Crymes in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Linda is survived by her husband, Vincent Zaccheo of Jasper; children, Anthony Zaccheo of Jasper, Michelle Coffee of Cartersville, Kim Coffee of Cartersville; and grandchild, Chelsea Ray of Glennville, Georgia.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 22, 2021 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home.   Following the funeral, Mrs. Zaccheo will be cremated.

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

 

CeCe Morris

CeCe Leigh Morris, 59, of Jasper, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

She is survived by her husband, Jason Morris; two brothers, Charlie Hoffman and William Hoffman; and two sisters, Wendy Baker and Sara Catherman, all from Pennsylvania; four nephews, one niece, three great-nieces and two great-nephews.

 

Rose Marie Murray

 

Rose Marie (Smith) Murray passed away July 21, 2021 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Suches, Georgia, surrounded by her family.

Rose was born to James Andrew and Mary Elizabeth (Hardy) Smith on January 18, 1938, at home, in their apartment above the Stelton (now Edison) Road Railroad Train Station. Their family moved to Sanford Street, New Brunswick, NJ where Mom attended Sacred Heart School. 

Rose married Joseph Anthony Murray, Sr. on April 26, 1958 and lived in New Jersey for several years as well as Tucson, AZ, before returning to Dunellen, NJ and then residing in Jasper, GA.  Rose was a nurse's aide at Green Brook Manor Nursing Home in New Jersey and she continued using her skills at Pickens General Hospital and Grandview Nursing Home in Jasper, GA; as well as being a private duty nurse.    

For those of us who knew Rose, she was strong-willed and a woman of great faith.  Rose was a Confirmation teacher at Our Lady of Fatima in Piscataway and continued as a First Holy Communion teacher at Our Lady of the Mountains where she and her late husband, Joe were founding members.  She also enjoyed puzzles, crosswords, games and was involved in community theatre with the Tater Patch Players.  

Once the grandchildren arrived, Rose spent most of her time enjoying their company, as well as, making frequent trips to NJ to visit her son and daughter-in-law as well as both extended families. Rose enjoyed trips to the Jersey shore, researching genealogy and spending time with her family.  She was excited to learn that the family legend of her great-grandfather; Daniel Pyatt Hardy really was true - he was a POW at Andersonville during the Civil War, survived, made his way back to New Brunswick, NJ where he ran a print shop until his death in 1909. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph (2010), her parents; James and Mary and sisters; Ann Armstrong (Earl & Frank Shannon), Irene Suydam (William), Joyce Zigler (Raymond), Lucille Harris (Harold); and Mary Elizabeth, brothers; James Nicholas (Patricia & Jaqueline) and James Andrew Jr.; sisters and brothers-in-law; Hugh D. Murray, II, Eleanor Hugenbruch (William), James (Myra), Robert, Sr. (Mary), Terese King (Warren), Francis Sr. (Beatrice & Lucy), as well as Chester Makowski (Helen) and Frank Bell (Ruth). 

Rose is survived by her children; Joseph, Jr. (Joan) of Raritan, NJ, Michelle Cruce (Tony) of Suches, GA, Jayne Murray of Ellijay, GA, Nadine Harrison of Jasper, GA and Amy Schmalen (Andy, Sr.) of Dahlonega, GA as well as Grandchildren; Jacob, Alicia Chumley (Joe). Matthew (Lindsey), Jamison (Elise), Emily, Nicholas, Patrick, Mary Elliot (David), Andrew, John Paul, Killian, Teresa, Catherine, Stephen, and Andy Jr., and two new additions  -  her great-grandchildren; Cameran Elizabeth Chumley and Sutton Grace Bailey.  

Rose is further survived by three sisters: Ruth Bell, Milltown, NJ; Helen Makowski, Spotswood, NJ and Judith Pastore (Joe), North Brunswick, NJ as well as sister-in-law; Mary Murray (Hugh D.) Phillipsburg, NJ; brothers-in-law; Donald Murray (Ruth) Watchung, NJ and Eugene Murray, Spring Lake, NJ along with many dear nieces and nephews and extended family.  

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Our Lady of the Mountains; 1908 Waleska Highway 108; Jasper, GA 30143.

Funeral:  Wednesday, July 28 at 11 a.m. 

Requiem Mass of Christian Burial - Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 1908 Waleska Highway 108, Jasper, GA 30143

Internment immediately following:   Georgia National Cemetery,                                        1080 Scott Hudgens Drive, Canton, GA 30114. Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

 

Bobby Hill

Bobby Lee Hill, 85, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.  He was born June 13, 1936 to A. L. and Ruby Hill in Bartow County.  Mr. Hill was a long-time resident of Pickens County and owned and operated Hill's Chainsaw and Lawn Mower Repair.

Bobby is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Cliff and Kathy Hill of Jasper, Steve and Lori Hill of Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Lamar Clark of Jasper; sisters, Mary Ann Woodall of Canton, Dottie Waller of Bartow County; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  Other friends and relatives also survive. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Covington Hill, and son, Randall Lee Hill.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 25, 2021 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home.   Interment will follow in the Sharp Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery at 7168 Ball Ground Highway; Ball Ground, GA 30107.

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

 

Edward Czaplinski

Edward Joseph Czaplinski, 99, of Jasper, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at The Retreat of Jasper. Edward was born July 18, 1921 to William Joseph and Josephine Czaplinski.

Edward is survived by daughters, Carolynda Smith of Jasper and Mellnee Gennell Tanner of Jasper.  Seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild also survive.

Services will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, August 2, 2021 at Georgia National Cemetery with Dr. Joe Tanner officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Children's Leukemia Research Association, Inc.

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

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis, TN  38105-9959

or online at stjude.org/memorial or

Children's Leukemia Research Association, Inc.

585 Stewart Ave.

Suite 520

Garden City, NY  11530

or online at childrensleukemia.org/donate

 

Beth Carlile

 

Toni Elizabeth "Beth" Carlile, 38, of Ellijay, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.  

Survivors include her   son, Dakota Carlile; daughter, Mikayla Fain; daughter, Jaylynn Carlile; mother, Kay Carlile; father, Tony Carlile; sister, Schae Carlile.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Bobby McFarland and Reverend Bryan Prance officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.  

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

 

Billy Joe Mullinax

June 27, 1939 - July 19, 2021

 

Mr. Billy Joe Mullinax, 82, of Monticello, GA, passed away Monday July 19, 2021 at his residence.

Mr. Mullinax is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Steve & Robin Mullinax of Carrollton, and David & Trish Mullinax of Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Lori & Jake West of Whitesburg; brother, Frank B. Mullinax of Jasper; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 12 noon Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Rev. Greg Bryant officiating.

Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, following the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Audy Mullinax, Bill Spivey, D.D. Benton, Bud Ross, Joe McMichael, and Tom Miller. Honorary pallbearer: Eli Padgett.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mullinax family.

 

Gene Wright

Gene Wright, 75 of Jasper, passed away, Monday July 26, 2021at his home. 

He is survived by his wife Loretta Wright of Jasper, stepchildren, Lisa Caylor of Pennsylvania, Stephanie Newman of Alabama, Kim Southern of Jasper, James Hett of Canton, Jeffery Hett of Florida and Lincoln Hett of Madison, Georgia. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur, and Grace Wright. 

Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the Roper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jimmy Andrews and Reverend Glendon Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home and Crematory at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.  on Wednesday, July 28, 202 and on Thursday, July 29, 2021, from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour.

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

 

John Duke

U.S. Veteran

John Lee Duke, 83, of Jasper, a United States Navy Veteran, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021. Visitation will be Saturday, July 31 from 12 p.m. til the 2 p.m. funeral service in the Chapel of In Their Honor Funerals and Cremations. 706-253-5060

 

Danny Marcusen

U.S. Veteran

Danny William Marcusen, 71, of Jasper, a United States Navy veteran, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. Care entrusted to In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations. 706-253-5060

 

William Hamilton

U.S. Veteran 

William Timothy Hamilton, 70, of Atlanta, a United States Marine veteran, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Care entrusted to In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations. 706-253-5060.

 

Kyle Bellinger

Kyle Yeary Bellinger, 68, of Jasper, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.  She was born November 17, 1952 to Robert and Sara Yeary in Dayton, Ohio.

Kyle is survived by her husband, Joseph F. Bellinger Jr. of Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and Shannon Mallory of Canton, Sara and Michael Rylander of Acworth; grandchildren,  Reece Mallory, Aaron Mallory, Avery Rylander, and Zoe Rylander.

No local services will be held. 

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