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Obituaries for May 19, 2016; Paul Burgess Sr., Jim R. Oliver, Sam Wehunt, James “Jim” Dorsey,

Paul Burgess Sr.
    Mr. Paul Perry Burgess Sr.,  87, of Fairmount, Ga., departed this life, Sunday May 8, 2016 at his home. Paul was born February 14, 1929 in Jasper, GA, to the late, Carter Burgess and Mamie McWhorter Burgess. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Marcelle Evans Burgess; daughter, Judy Caylor; great-grandchildren, Emily and Molly Caylor; brother, Glenn Burgess; brothers-in-law, Edwin Harris, Tom Weeks and James Roland.         Paul was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, His life was his faith and family and enjoyment came when all were gathered around the table for holidays and other celebrations. Paul was a member and a deacon at Ranger Baptist Church. He also was a member of Morning Star Lodge # 349 for over 60 years. He had the honor of serving as Master of the Lodge twice and past Master of the Tri-County District. Paul was also a member and past president of Echota Vann Shrine Club and a member of Yaarab Shrine Temple.
    Mr. Paul Perry Burgess Sr., is survived by his family, son, Paul Jr. and Amy Burgess of Rome, Ga.; daughters, Paula and Danny Taylor of Adairsville, GA, Joy and Jim Dodd of Fairmount, Ga., Pam and Steven McGlamery of Fairmount, Ga.; son-in-law, Lamar Caylor of Smyrna, Ga.; grandchildren, Paul “Trey” Perry Burgess III, Rhett Burgess, Ryan Burgess, Dan and Tundra Taylor, Will and Lindsay Taylor, Marilyn and Johnnie Coats, Jayme and Will Crowley, Kristl and Chad Grant, Steve McGlamery, Evan and Rebecca Caylor Marc and Heather Caylor; great-grandchildren, Wes Taylor, Braxton Coats, Braeden Coats, Madilyn Joy Coats, Miranda Caylor, Charlotte Caylor, Benjamin Caylor and Hannah Caylor; sisters, Gladys Harris, Faye Weeks, and Ruth Roland, special family member, Phyllis Lacey, and many nieces, nephews and many friends.
    Service to celebrate the life of Mr. Paul Perry Burgess Sr., were held, Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 3 p.m. from Ranger Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joe Hall officiating. Music will be provided by his daughters and grandchildren. Burial followed at Fain Cemetery with Dan Taylor, Marc Caylor, Evan Caylor, Will Taylor, Steve McGlamery, Trey Burgess, Rhett Burgess, Ryan Burgess, Johnnie Coats, Will Crowley, Chad Grant, Wes Taylor, Braxton Coats, Braeden Coats and Benjamin Caylor. Paul’s masonic brothers of Morning Star Lodge #349 will be in charge of graveside rites.
    Ponders Fairmount Chapel, 2566 Hwy 411 SE, Fairmount, GA. 30139 706 337-3784

Jim R. Oliver
February 11, 1947-May 8, 2016

    Mr. Jim Oliver, 69, of Jasper, passed away Sunday May 8, 2016 at his residence.
    Mr. Oliver is survived by his wife: Brenda L. Oliver of Jasper; sister: Barbara Hix of Houston, TX; and niece: Kimberly Menchaca of San Antonio, TX.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016 from the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Hollingshead officiating. Interment at Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers served: Grubby Wingo, Mike Watson, and Garry Wingo.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Oliver family.

Sam Wehunt
February 19, 1934 – May 15, 2016

    Mr. Samuel Glenn “Sam” Wehunt, 82, of Jasper, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at his home.
    Mr. Wehunt retired from the Coca Cola Company and later taught CDL classes in Jasper.
    He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sandra Lowe Wehunt of Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Bill Roland of Jasper; son, Samuel Douglas Wehunt of Jasper; grandchildren, Devlin William Roland of Jasper and Caitlin Roland of Jasper; brothers, Kenneth Wehunt of Forsyth, Georgia and Sherman Wehunt of the Mica Community; sisters, Oveda Reavis, Nelson and Lois Stewart of Opalaka, Alabama.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Grant Wade officiating.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Parkinson Foundation.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory in Jasper.

James “Jim” Dorsey
October 15, 1942 – May 16, 2016

    Robert James “Jim” Dorsey, 73, of Jasper passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton.
    Jim proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp and then became a teacher.  He coached baseball at the high school and college levels.  He won two state championships and was a scout for the Atlanta Braves.
    He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bo and Kelly Dorsey of Ellijay; daughter, Melinda Goss of Jasper; mother, Geneva Dorsey of Jasper; brother and sister-in-law, John Douglas and Pam Dorsey of Jasper; grandchildren, John Daniel Dorsey of Ellijay, Kerri Lee Dorsey of Ellijay, Lindsey Brook Logan of Jasper, John Taylor Logan of Jasper and his fiancé, Allie Wilson; niece, Tuesday and Craig Hammontree of Jasper; and great nephew, Sam Hammontree of Jasper.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Dorsey and his father, J. B. “Shorty” Dorsey.
    Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, May 19 in the chapel of Roper Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., and until the funeral hour on Thursday.
    The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions may be made to the Pickens High Dugout Club in Jim’s name.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory in Jasper.