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Obituaries for March 17, 2016; Frank Mosley, Gene McPherson, Jerry Garrett, Janice Valley, Debra Eller, Scott Erickson

Frank Mosley
    Frank W. Mosley, Sr., 84, of Powder Springs, died Thursday, March 10, 2016.
    The service was held at 4:30 pm, Sunday, March 13 at First Baptist Church in Powder Springs, with Rev. Mike Woods and Rev. Dean Ropp officiating.
    Born in Jasper, Ga., he was a graduate of Pickens County High School and received a basketball scholarship to attend North Georgia College where he played baseball and basketball. He served in the U.S. Army as 2nd Lieutenant for two years and was then promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He began his teaching career at Tate High School and coached the girls & boys basketball teams. He went to Pickens High School and coached basketball. He served most of his career at McEachern High School teaching and coaching. He started the FCA Huddle which grew to be the largest in the U.S. 
    He was an active member of the First Baptist Church Powder Springs where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher.
    He was preceeded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Jeanne Holley Mosley.
    He is survived by one son, Bill Mosley (Jan) of Powder Springs; three daughters, Mary Mosley Wishon (Don), Holley Mosley Ashworth (Boyd), both of Powder Springs, and Melinda Mosley Marks (Don) of Dallas, GA; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews also survive.
    Contributions may be made to Atlanta Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
    Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home Macland Chapel in Powder Springs, is in charge of the arrangements.

Gene McPherson
November 15, 1927 - March 9, 2016

    Mr. Gene Tunney McPherson, 88, of Talking Rock, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at his residence.
    Mr. McPherson is survived by his sons: David McPherson of Jasper, Johnny Stephens of Jasper, Tommy McPherson of Jasper, and John McPherson of Ludville Community; daughters and sons-in-law: Shirley & JR Totherow of Ball Ground, Debbie & Tex Byess of Ludville Community, Jean McPherson of Jerusalem Community, Audrey & Donnie Fountain of Jerusalem Community, and Milinda McPherson of Jasper; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016 from the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Revs. Cody Ray, Bobby McFarland, and Stanley Mulkey  officiating. Interment at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Pall Bearers served Keith Totherow, Bryan Totherow, Jacob Mulkey, Scotty Wooten, Jeremy Hamrick, and Mitchell Hales.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the McPherson family.

Jerry Garrett
    Mr. Jerry Lee Garrett, 60, of Waleska, GA died Sunday March 13, 2016.
    Mr. Garrett was born January 22, 1956 in Hampton, GA to the late John and Grace McDaniel Garrett. He worked in construction as a roofer and was of the Baptist Faith. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Earl, Guy, Grady, Johnny, Eugene and Charles Garrett; infant twins; daughter, Patsy Ivey.
    Survivors are his sons, Timothy Millsaps, Jasper, GA and Waylon Garrett, Dawsonville, GA; daughter, Martha Wilson, Waleska, GA; brothers, Edward Garrett, Marble Hill, GA and Larry Garrett, Pittsburg, PA; sisters, Helen Young, Rydal, GA and Mary Mewborn, Marble Hill, GA; 3 Brice Wilson, Scotty Ivey and Katie Jo Corbin.
    Funeral Services will be held Thursday March 17th at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Longer and Rev. Lee Tanner officiating. Interment will follow in the Yukon Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends Wednesday March 16th from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
    Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Janice Valley
February 9, 1946 –February 28, 2016

    Janice Ann Valley, 70, of Jasper passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at her home.  She was born February 9, 1946 to Nelson and Margaret Nichols in Ohio.
    She is survived by her husband, Greg Valley; son, Will Brooks, III; step-sons, Jeremy Valley, Travis Valley; brother, Nelson Nichols, Jr.; and other family members and friends.
    Cremation was entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Debra Eller
July 3, 1957 - March 13, 2016

    Miss Debra A. Eller, 58, of Mableton, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Wellstar Cobb Hospital.
    Miss Eller is survived by her parents, Roy & Martha Eller of Mableton; brother, Scot Eller of Mableton; sisters, Patti Jo Eller of Mableton and Robin Eller of Mableton; and nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Reece officiating. Interment at Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Eller family.

Scott Erickson

March 12, 1957 – March 12, 2016

    Scott Richard Erickson, 59, of Talking Rock passed away Friday, March 12, 2016 at Heritage Hospice in Marietta.  Scott was born March 12, 1957 to Richard and Alice Erickson in Omaha, Nebraska.
    Scott earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was employed at Lockheed Martin in Marietta for 25 years as a pilot/flight line mechanic. He was a 30 year veteran of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Following 911, Scott volunteered his aeronautical services for a year to the Marine Corps.
    Scott co-owned WXJR Jasper Radio (102.1 FM). He began the radio station to provide a quality FM station and to provide low-cost air time for the community. He was on the Board of Directors for Georgia Mountain Broadcasting, a non-profit organization he started to support the town of Jasper, local merchants, and local charitable organizations. He was a local DJ for High Fidelity.
    Scott and his wife, Susan, are members of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Erickson and son, Michael Erickson.
    Scott is survived by wife, Susan Erickson of Talking Rock; mother, Alice Norman Sherrets of Lytchfield, Arizona; brother, Kurt Erickson of Lytchfield, Arizona; daughters, Kirsten Minnich of Huntsville, Ohio, Jessie Massey of Marble, North Carolina, Hannah Erickson of Atlantic City, New Jersey; stepsons, William Carlson of Palm Bay, Florida, Jesse Carlson of Talking Rock, Georgia; and grandson, Kalib Minnich.
    Scott was deeply loved by his wife and family. His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Retired Major General William and Carol O’Leksy of Dahlonega, Georgia, thought of Scott as their own son.
    Information about the memorial service will be posted to Scott’s obituary at Online condolences may be sent to the family at that same site.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper.