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Obituaries for Oct. 13, 2016; Larry Jones, Dot McAllister, Lillian Mercer, Nancy Behrbaum, Joan Padgett, Teresa Cunningham, Clyde Caylor Jr., P.A. Cline Jr.,

Larry Jones
September, 21, 1946 -September 28, 2016

    Mr. Larry James Jones, 70, of Marietta, GA passed away September 28, 2016 at Northside-Cherokee Hospital.
    Mr. Jones is survived by his life long partner, Linda Chadwick of Ball Ground; Linda's son, Chad Chadwick of Ball Ground; brother, Lanier Jones of Dahlonega and sisters Martha "M.J." Rowell of Camedon, SC and Jenita Dodson of Chatsworth, GA.
    Interment will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Thursday October 13 with full military honors by Local Chapter 47 DAV.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jones family. Online condolences may be made at

Dot McAllister
    Mrs. Dot McAllister, of Tate, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Canton Nursing Center.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Steve Jones officiating.  Mrs. McAllister was cremated following the funeral service. 
    Mrs. McAllister was a homemaker and a member of Refuge Baptist Church.  Dot loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.
    Survivors include her sons, Al (Stacy) McAllister and Greg McAllister; brother, Kenneth Blackwell; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
    In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to your local food bank.
    Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA is honored to serve the family.

Lillian Mercer
March 7, 1925 - October 3, 2016

    Mrs. Lillian Mercer, 91, of Nelson, passed away Monday October 3, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.
    Mrs. Mercer is survived by her sons & daughter-in-law, Winston & Judy Mulkey of Cumming and Kenneth Mulkey of Dawsonville; sister, Christine Walker of Tate; grandchildren: Keith Mulkey, Kim & Scott Day, and Matthew & Emily Mulkey; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service was held Wednesday, October 5 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Revs. Steve Chadwick and Leroy Kelley officiating. Interment at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Scott Day, Keith Mulkey, Matthew Mulkey, Lamar Walker, Randy Walker, Jordan Day, and honorary: Philip Day.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mulkey family. Online condolences may be made at


Nancy Behrbaum 
September 6, 1940 -September 17, 2016

    Nancy was born on September 6, 1940 to her two cherished parents, Ruth and Rusty (Robert) Wilhelm in Norwalk, Ohio. In 1944, Nancy moved to California where the three of them settled in Oakland, CA. She attended parochial schools, later transferring to Oakland High, a public school, where she ultimately finished her high school years. She would later reminisce in having the “time of her life.” This statement would be repeated throughout her life. When she became a mother, a grandmother, and her ultimate gift in becoming a great grandmother. I think all would agree when Nancy became a great grandmother aka GG she truly experienced the “time of her life.”
    Nancy raised three daughters with care and affection. She was the kind of mother who was interested in teaching her daughters to experience life. She wanted to instill power, strength, and independence in her girls.  At times she would joke to her girls that they were being raised by a Helen Reddy (I am woman) type of mom. 
    Nancy eventually moved to Georgia leaving California forever.  She married the love of her life and settled in quickly to the Southern life style.
    Nancy’s beauty and charm, allowed her to sail across with ease through family difficulties. Her home was always welcoming and charming, making those who visited feel warm at heart. Nancy lived until her last days, surrounded by her family, her valued friends, and collected treasures.  
    A warm and grateful thank you to those who supported and cared for our mother in her final days.  Vickie, Debra, Helen, Monica, Jenifer, Mandy, Becky and Amanda to name a few.  Thank you for everything.
    Nancy was pre-deceased by her parents, Ruth and Rusty Wilhelm, and her husband Jim Behrbaum. She is survived by her three daughters, Wendy Behrbaum, Lori Noriega and Amy Behrbaum.   Grandchildren, Emily Rose Zaballos-Haynes, Michael David Metildi, and Matthew Raymond Metildi. Great grandchildren, Emma Rose Haynes, Ella Reese Haynes and Eliza Reagan Haynes.

Joan Padgett
    Joan Diane Padgett, 57, of Canton, GA passed away Friday, October 07, 2016 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Monday, October 10, 2016, from the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Daryl Bailey, and Rev. Grant Wade and Rev. Nathan Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery in the Clayton Community.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Steve Grady Chadwick and her sister,  Janie Chadwick.
    Survivors include her husband, John  F. Padgett; mother, Eaver Chadwick; brother & sister-in-law, Ted and Gudrun Chadwick; brother & sister-in-law, David and Debbie Chadwick;
brother, Jimmy Chadwick; a
host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
    South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Teresa Cunningham
October 2, 1951 – October 4, 2016

    Mrs. Teresa Marie Cunningham, 65, of Jasper passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at her home. 
    She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Michael Cunningham of Jasper; son, Shawn Cunningham; daughter-in-law, Jenny Cunningham; granddaughter,  Harlowe Cunningham; grandson,  Dario Cunningham; daughter, Lisa Patterson and her husband Grant Patterson; grandsons, Grant Patterson and Devon Patterson; soon to be great-grandson; sister, Linda Hussey; niece, Darlene Miller; Chuck and Kathy Fackler and many more brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews; many in-laws along with good friend, Doris Beck, and others from Gospel Outreach, with Pastor Stewart. 
    All who knew her, loved her and miss her very much. 
    Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.
    Online condolences can be made at

Clyde Caylor Jr.
November 7, 1947 - October 7, 2016

    Mr. Clyde David Caylor, Jr., 68, of  Talking Rock passed away Friday, October 7, 2016 at Wellstar Kennestone in Marietta. He was born in Pickens County November 7, 1947 to Clyde David Caylor, Sr. and Ednerl Perry Caylor.
    David is survived  by his sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Richard Davis of Talking Rock; nieces, Jessica and Steven Hamrick of Jasper, Mahaley and Grady Russell of Talking Rock; great-nieces and great-nephews, Jesilyn Hamrick, Katilyn Hamrick, Joseph Hamrick, Bailey Russell, and Noah Russell.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Antioch Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.
    Online condolences can be made at

P.A. Cline Jr.
Feb. 3, 1925 - Oct. 9, 2016

    Mr. P.A. Cline Jr., 91, of Jasper, passed away Sunday October 9, 2016 at Grandview Healthcare Center in Jasper.
    Mr. Cline served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of Waleska Lodge No. 57 and Atlanta Valley of Scottish Rite for over sixty years. He was employed by Lockheed Martin for 50 years, retiring in July 2001. He was the oldest member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Jasper.
    Mr. Cline was preceded in death by a daughter Anna Cline and a brother Charles Cline.
    Mr. Cline is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Cline of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, John and Courtney Cline of Jasper; sister, Cheston Lanier of Clermont, GA; twin grandsons, Zach and Seth Cline of Jasper and granddaughter, Ava Venet.
    The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 from the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Dr. Ben Langley and Rev. Tony Ramirez officiating. Interment at Mica Baptist Church Cemetery in Cherokee County with Masonic gravesite rites. Pallbearers are Bill Finiard, Randy Johnson, Terry Moss, Jerry Brady, Charles Norton, and Mike Echols.
    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite, 1001 Johnson Ferry Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30342-1605 or Shiloh Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1768, Jasper, GA 30143.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cline family.

Thank You
    The family of Jack Collins wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to those who have offered kindness, support and messages of sympathy in our bereavement. Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow.
    We also send our gratitude and appreciation to Cagle Funeral Home and Rev. Thomas Shipman for their services.

Sammy and Tammy and Family
    Terri and Melvin and Family
    Steve and Cheryl and Family
    Tammy and Bo and Family
Bill and Faye and Family

Masonic Resolution on the death of Brother Robert Alanson Cagle
    To the Worshipful Master, Warden, and Brethren of Pickens Star Lodge #220 F&A.M. Jasper, Georgia
    Whereas, on August 27, 2016 it was the will of the Grand Architect of Heaven and Earth to call from Labor to Refreshment our beloved Brother Robert Alanson Cagle.
    And whereas we, his brethren, feel keenly his absence from our midst and while we humbly bow to the Will of our Infinite Creator, we desire to make a suitable Memorial, therefore:
    Be it resolved that Pickens Star Lodge No. 220 F&A.M. express to the family of our departed Brother, deepest sympathy and wish to express our gratitude for his life of service among us.
    Be it further resolved that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family of our departed brother.
    A copy to be spread on our minutes and a copy be published in the Pickens County Progress.
    Respectfully Submitted

    W. Brother Keith Hales
    W. Brother Steve Kirk
Brother Ethan Fields