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Obituaries for Oct. 6, 2016; Raymond Ingram, Charles Teague, Billy Heath, Marcus McKinney, John Bowers, Charles Cantrell, Lee Hughes, Frances Emory, Herbert Scott,

Raymond Ingram
    Lanier Ingram, 81, of Ball Ground, GA passed away peacefully at his home Thursday September 29, 2016. A memorial service was held at Calvary Baptist Church 137 Hightower Rd., Ball Ground, GA. Interment will be held at a later date at Cherokee Memorial Park, Canton, GA.     Reverend Robert Murphy officiated.
    He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Ingram, Ball Ground, GA; sons, Keith (Ruth) Ingram, Woodstock, GA, Ken (Jeannie) Ingram, Ball Ground, GA, sister, Edith Harshbarger, Canton, GA, six grandchildren, Kody Ingram, Kayla (Joseph) Stagnaro, Jessica Ingram, Duncan Ingram, Christian Ingram and Candace Ingram.
    In lieu of flowers please send donations for ALS Research at
    The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ingram Family.    

Charles Teague
    Charles Robert Teague,  80, of Canton, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Hospice Atlanta.     The funeral service was held on Friday, September 30 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Darby Funeral Home with Rev. Nathan Brandon officiating. Interment followed in the Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery.
    He is survived by his wife, Doris Teague of Canton; his daughters, Tamara (Ken) Owen of Ball Ground, Taryn (Tom) Perkins of Cumming, Tracie (William) Anderson of Canton, and Teri (Kevin) Potts of Canton. Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.     The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.    

Billy Heath
January 31, 1937 – September 27, 2016

    Mr. Billy Heath, 79, of Marble Hill, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at his home. He was born January 31, 1937 to Cale and Bertha Heath, Jr. in Marble Hill.
    Mr. Heath is survived by his wife, Carolyn Heath of Marble Hill; children, Rebecca Ray of Nelson, Billy and Cindy Heath of Jasper, Tracy Heath of Atlanta; brother, J. M. Heath of Marble Hill; sister, Tina Liedherr of Acworth; grandchildren, Heather Heath, Leila Heath, Sam Heath, J. R. Neagle; and great-grandchild, Georgia Smith.  Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.
    At his request, Mr. Heath was cremated.
    The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Georgia Mountains Hospice – 70 Caring Way; Jasper, GA  30143.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.
    Online condolences can be made at

Marcus McKinney
    Rev. Marcus McKinney, 65, of Canton passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at his residence.
    Marcus, a lifelong resident of the Buffington Community, was a man of great integrity and conviction for his faith, family and friends.
    He was known by all for his big heart, fair voice, and especially his love and devotion to help others when they needed it the most.
    His never ending love and care for others was dearly felt by his family and throughout the community and will be greatly missed by all.
    He had a long career as a railroad engineer where he made many lifelong friends who he cherished.  He especially enjoyed vacationing on the beach with his family and being outdoors hunting and fishing with his sons and friends.
    Marcus believed in living life to its fullest and his greatest reward was the smile he put on other's faces.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from the Philadelphia Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Buchanan, Rev. Brian Prance and Rev. Jerry Sims officiating. Interment followed in Harmony Cemetery.
    Mr. McKinney was preceded in death by his father, J.E. McKinney. He is survived by his wife, Deborah McKinney; sons, Tim (Christy) McKinney, Joel (Carrie) McKinney, Jason (Wendy) McKinney; mother, Ruth Smith; grandchildren, Gabbie McKinney, Emmaline McKinney; brother, Perry (Sandra) McKinney; nieces, Rebekah (Matt) Ellerbee, Jennifer McKinney; nephew, Charlie McKinney; great niece, Sarah Elaine Ellerbee. 
    Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA is honored to serve the family.

John Bowers
November 8, 1946 - September 26, 2016

    Mr. John Emory Bowers,  69, of Ball Ground, passed away Monday September 26, 2016 at his residence.
    Mr. Bowers is survived by his mother, Eunice Bowers Johnson of Ball Ground; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn & Mike Grimes of Jasper; sisters and brother-in-law, Willene & Abray Bell of Ball Ground and Sheila Jarrett of Ball Ground; grandchildren, Chris Jarrett of Jasper, Seaton Grimes of Jasper, and Seth Grimes of Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 from the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Revs. Chris White and James Samples officiating. Interment at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kelly Blackwell, Wayne Higgins, Brandon Jarrett, Christopher Jarrett, Seaton Grimes, and Seth Grimes.
    The family accepted flowers or donations to Cagle Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bowers family. Online condolences may be made at

Charles Cantrell
March 17, 1947 – September 30, 2016

    Mr. Charles Cantrell, 69, of Ball Ground, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016 at his home. 
    He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Tonya and Fred Buchanan of Tate, Tammy and  Gary Silvers of Marble Hill, Tabatha and Atlas Chumley of Marble Hill; ex-wife, Dorothy Cantrell; brother, Frank Cantrell of Jasper; sister, JoAnn Joe of Cartersville; 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
    Mr. Cantrell was cremated following the visitation.
    Arrangements have been entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Lee Hughes
July 28, 1933 -September 29, 2016

    Mr. Lee Hughes, 83, of the Fairview Community in Ball Ground, passed away Thursday September 29, 2016 at his residence.
    Mr. Hughes is survived by his wife, Imogene Hughes of Fairview Community; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffery & Cindy Hughes of Fairview community, Michael & Christine Hughes of Fairview community, and Pete & Joan Hughes of Fairview community; grandchildren, Shelby Hughes, Mandi Hughes, Sheldon Hughes, Sidney Hughes, and Elizabeth Hughes; great-grandchild, Keely Duncan; and several nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2nd at Cherry Grove Baptist Church with Revs. Wayne Wright, Edwin Bishop, and Frankie Ellis officiating. Interment at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeffery Hughes, Michael Hughes, Pete Hughes, Sheldon Hughes, Bill Kowitz, and Trey Barnes. Snow Mountain Band Members served as honorary pallbearers.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hughes family. Online condolences may be made at

Frances Emory
October 12, 1941 - September 30, 2016

    Mrs. France's Emory, 74, of Talking Rock, passed away Friday October 30, 2016 at her residence.
    Mrs. Emory is survived by her husband, Jack Emory of Talking Rock; sons and daughters-in-law, Randall and Mildred Emory of Talking Rock and Roger Emory and Linda Buchanan of Talking Rock; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 4 at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Anthony Stoneciepher and Harold Mull officiating. Interment at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Millsap, Rex Allen Hamilton, Mack Price, Caroll Parker, David Hamilton, and Josh Jones.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Emory family. Online condolences may be made at

Herbert Scott
November 28, 1938 –September 30, 2016

    Mr. Herbert Kenneth Scott passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. He was born in Portland, Georgia to William H. Scott and Clara Parker Scott. Mr. Scott recently lost his wife of 21 years, Anita Kunkel Granito-Scott.
    Mr. Scott is survived by his step-daughters, Deborah Smith of New York and Sharon (George) Habiniak of New York.
    The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016. A graveside service will follow at Lake Forrest Memorial Park in Jasper.
    The family would like to thank dear friends, Yvette (Charles) Leonard, Charlotte Allday, Debbie Mullinax, and Donna Ennis for their care and concern.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper.
    Online condolences can be made at

Card of Thanks
    Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair, perhaps you sent those beautiful flowers, that we saw sitting there, perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say, perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day, whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much for whatever part...
    The family of Megan Leigh Foster wishes to convey our deepest appreciation for the love and support given during her passing. Thank you to Cagle Funeral Home for the guidance and support given during this very difficult time. Thank you to Reverends Larry Beck and Charlie Buchanan for the kinds words spoken about our sweet Megan. Thanks to Mount Vernon Baptist Church for the food preparation for our family and the beautiful singing. Thanks to the pall bearers, Mikle Foster, Jr., Ricky Beck, Matthew Beck, David Pendley, Jared Pendley, Tim Foster, and Leonard Waters. Please continue to pray for us when you pray.
Mikle Foster Sr.
Gloria Beck Foster
Mikle Foster Jr.
Nieces Liz and Maggie
Roger and Carolyn Beck
Aunt and Uncles