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Obituaries for Oct. 20, 2016; Charles Cattanach Jr., Miranda Miller, Betty Turney, Charles Baxter Jr., Robert Allen,

Charles Cattanach Jr.
March 23, 1945 –October 8, 2016
    Charles Calder Cattanach, Jr. died peacefully with his family at his home in Big Canoe, GA, on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Jasper. Charles’ stepson, Father Paul Williams, who is the pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dalton, GA, presided over the Mass. A burial with military honors was held at 3 p.m. at the Columbarium of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville, GA.
    Charles Cattanach was born on March 23, 1945, in Coral Gables, Florida, to Charles and Helen Skern Cattanach. Charles’ great-grandfather Dr. James Cattanach, who graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, came to the United States to be the head veterinarian at Madison Square Garden, a position held later also by Charles’ grandfather.  Charles was reared in Long Island, New York, until he was twelve years old, and then the family moved to Venice, FL. He graduated from Venice High School and attended the State College of Florida in Bradenton, FL, prior to enlisting in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He served as a medic in the Air Force from 1966 to 1969. As a Staff Sergeant, Charles was a participant in the “Patch Up” augmentee program to support the 57th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron in movement of Southeast Asia casualties during the “Tet” offensive. In April of this year, Charles was diagnosed with an Agent Orange related cancer.
    After his years in the Air Force, Charles worked in the medical field as a medical technician, a physician’s assistant and the owner of an ambulance service-- South East Medical Transport in Venice, FL. He retired to Blairsville, GA.
    On June 8, 1968, Charles married Air Force Captain Madonna Florence Engler of Peoria, IL who was a registered nurse. Madonna Cattanach predeceased her husband and died in Blairsville, GA, in 1994. On July 26, 1997, Charles married a widow, Linda Liles Williams at St. Francis Catholic Church in Blairsville, GA.
    In his retirement, Charles devoted himself full time to his passion--the Pro-Life cause. Under the auspices of the Women’s Enrichment Center in Blairsville, GA, in the early 2000s, he began a circuit riding ultrasound ministry, Life Images, which provided fourteen crisis pregnancy centers in north Georgia with free ultrasounds. He continued his ministry even after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in late April of this year. Throughout the years Charles traveled to the centers, he performed almost 10,000 free ultrasounds saving untold numbers of babies from abortion. The WEC named him “Life Saver Extraordinaire.”
    A devout Roman Catholic throughout his life, Charles was active in the Knights of Columbus and the Legion of Mary, and he served as the Parish Council President both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville and at Our Lady of the Mountains in Jasper. He was also a member of the Finance Council and an usher at Our Lady of the Mountains.
    Charles is survived by his wife, Linda Liles Williams Cattanach of Big Canoe; his children, Donna (Herb) Cattanach Arrowood of Blairsville, GA, Charles Calder Cattanach III of Blairsville, GA; step children, Romi (Brendan) Williams Chadwick  of Cumming, GA, Father Paul D. Williams of Dalton, GA, Andrea (Joe) Williams DeKroon of Peachtree Corners, GA, and Matthew Williams of Crofton, Maryland; grandchildren, Amanda Adams, Amber Adams, Nicholas Cattanach, Charles Calder Cattanach IV, Mary Chadwick, Emma Chadwick, Caroline Chadwick, Nicholas Fouriezos, Ariana Fouriezos, Paul Fouriezos, Ave Fouriezos, Ana Fouriezos, Aly DeKroon, Amy DeKroon, Abby DeKroon, Angelina DeKroon, Joey DeKroon, and Mateo Williams and great-grandsons, James Edge Franklin, Hunter Cattanach, and Parker Cattanach. He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Mike Engler of Santa Barbara, CA, Dan Engler of Santa Barbara, CA and Allen Liles (Jan) of Bloomington, MN, and by cousins, Elizabeth (Brian) Starr of Boston, MA, and Joyce (George) Wead of Harrisburg, Virginia.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Jasper, GA, to the Women’s Enrichment Center in Blairsville, GA, to the Pinecrest Academy Annual Fund in Cumming, GA, or to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.
    Online condolences can be made at
    Roper Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Miranda Miller
September 28, 1984 - October 8, 2016

    Mrs. Miranda Miller, 32, of Tate, passed away Saturday October 8, 2016.
    Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Aubrey Lee Miller of Jasper; son, Elijah Miller-Holden of Jasper; daughter, Mackenzie Miller-Holden of Jasper; mother and step father, Tammy & Jim Burgess of Tate; father, David Lester of Ball Ground; and grandparents, Harless & Beverly Collins of Blue Field, WV.
    The funeral service was  held October 14 at 2 p.m.  from the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Burgess officiating. Interment at Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers that served were Steve Wigington, Steve Collins, Pete Jones, and Bill Hawkins.
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cagle Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Miller family.

Betty Turney
March 10, 1948 - October 12, 2016

    Mrs. Betty V. Turney, 68, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday October 12, 2016 at her residence.
    Mrs. Turney is survived by her husband, Doug Turney of Jasper; sons and daughters-in-law, Sammy Fowler of Macon, Justin & Jessica Bowers of Talking Rock, Austin & Sabrina Turney of Jasper, Shawn Turney of Jasper, and Brent Turney of Jasper; daughter, Carrie Fowler of Jasper; sister, Joyce Weaver of Jasper; 10 grandchildren; and several nephews.
    A memorial service was  held on October 15 at 4 p.m. Saturday from the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home.
    The family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Turney family.

Charles Baxter Jr.
    Charles Stanley Baxter Jr., 52, of Jasper, Ga passed away at his residence on October 16, 2016. He is preceded in death by his father Charles Stanley Baxter Sr. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Amelia and Gary Chesher of Jasper; sisters, August Casey of Jasper and April Maupin of North Carolina. Several nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.
    At his request Mr. Baxter was cremated.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.

Robert Allen
March 2, 1940 - October 16, 2016

    Robert Allen, 76, of Talking Rock, passed away Sunday October 16, 2016 at his residence.
    Robert is survived by his wife, Patricia Allen of Talking Rock; son and daughter-in-law, Dub & Angie Allen of Talking Rock; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl & Tim McFarland of Jasper; brother and sister-in-law, Lamar & Peggy Allen of Dahlonega; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara & Clinton Brown of Hickory Flat; grandchildren, Cole & Amanda Blackwell, Blake & Britany McFarland, Cody & Tanya McFarland, Brooke Allen, Brandi & Brandon Price, and Audry Allen; great-grandchildren, Mac, Lauren, Knox Blackwell, Callie & Tanner McFarland, Jace McFarland, and Logan Mathis.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 18th at Jerusalem Baptist Church with Revs. Autry Dean and James Thompson officiating. Interment at Birmingham Baptist Church Cemetery in Fulton County.         Pallbearers were Cody McFarland, Blake McFarland, Jeff Patterson, Mickey Walker, Richard Heard, Charlie Holbert, and Cole Blackwell.
    Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Allen family. Online condolences may be made at