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Obituaries for February 28, 2019; Jeffrey Long, Mary Holland, Lucile Kirk, Gerald Fowler, Phyllis Eidson, Lester Thuma Jr.

Jeffrey Long

Jeffrey Scott Long, 48, of Canton, Georgia passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at his home. 

He is survived by his wife, Stacy Bryant Long of Canton; mother, Linda Scott; children, Gabby and Tyler Thomas of Woodstock, Taylor and Miles Lathem of Canton, Rachel Long of Canton; grandfather, Ray Hefner; brother, Joey Unick of Las Vegas; sister, Christy Stephenson of Waleska; brother, Chris Unick of Nashville; grandchildren, Malcolm Lathem, Tayton Lathem, Waylon Thomas; mother-in-law, Carolyn Bryant; and best friend, Elmo. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Chapel of South Canton Funeral Home with Reverend Eddie Parker, Brother Chris Unick, and Reverend Shane Stephenson officiating. Interment followed in Cherokee Memorial Park.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper.

Online condolences can be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

Mary Holland

Mary Virginia Holland, 93, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019. She was born July 4, 1925 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. She was a lifelong member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Stone Mountain and a member of the Eastern Star. She attended Cool Springs Baptist Church after moving to Jasper. She was preceded in death by her husband Milford Lee Holland.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Lynn Holland of Jasper; grandsons, Jason and Tara Holland of Canton, Jarret and Kristin Holland of Buford; granddaughter, Emilee and Andrew Wehunt of Cumming; great-grandchildren, Dawson Lee Holland, Logan Nalley, Cooper Nalley, Layla Marie Holland, Carolina Lee Holland, MaryBelle Ann Holland, and Brooklee Belle Wehunt.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Mountain View Baptist Church with Reverend J. B. Reese officiating. Interment followed the service in the Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery.  (Mountain View Baptist Church - 4618 Redan Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30083)

The family accepted flowers or a memorial contribution may be made to Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in her honor.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

Lucile Kirk

Mary Lucile Byess Kirk,  97, passed away February 19, 2019 at Pruitt Health Care.  She was born December 2, 1921 to Vada Quinton and Dallas Byess in Wolf Scratch (presently Big Canoe).  They then lived in Marble City, GA.

She graduated from Tate High School and then attended Habersham College in Cleveland, GA. She took secretarial courses while there. Lucile married Horace Chesley Kirk February 20, 1943 and they moved to Washing, D.C. where he was in the Army Air Corp. They returned home to Talking Rock, Ga in 1945 with their son Steve. They later had daughters Joan, Judy and Joyce and had been married 66 years when Horace passed away July 21, 2009.

Her joys were being with people and most of all when they came to eat with her. She was a wonderful cook and loved cooking for everyone (most of all those fried pies). She loved going to church and being a part of the Happy Ramblers.

Mrs. Kirk is survived by her children, Steve and Sherri Kirk of Talking Rock, Joan and Toddy Hendrix of Marble Hill, Judith Kirk and Karen Kessenberg of Tennessee, Joyce and Wayne Anderson of Jasper; grandchildren, Donna and Scott Stewart, Ami and Kenny Jones, Tricia and Jack Roberts, Kirk and Amanda Anderson; great-grandchildren, Kayla Collis and Lindsey Smith, Ryan Stewart, Tyson Jones, Peyton Jones, Kaitlyn and Brett Cash, Joli Anderson, Aiden Anderson; great-great-grandchild, Amelia Cash; sister, Ruby Byess Wall of Cartersville.  Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Chesley Kirk; parents, Dallas and Vada Byess; sisters, Kate Little and Betty Parks; brothers, A. J. Byess and Bobby Byess.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Cross Roads Baptist Church with Reverend Grant Wade, Reverend Buck Parker, Reverend Charles Holbert and Reverend Kenneth Kirk officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

The family accepted flowers or donations may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in her honor.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

Gerald Fowler

Mr. Gerald David Fowler,  77, of Jasper, GA passed Wednesday February 20, 2019.

Mr. Fowler was born May 11, 1941 in Rome, GA to the late Lenard Fowler, Sr. and Tama Stover Fowler. He worked as an electrical engineer, was a US Army Veteran and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. 

He is pre- deceased by parents Lenard and Tama Fowler, sister Jeanette Stroupe and brother Lenard Fowler Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Judy McVey Fowler, of Jasper, GA; sons and daughters in-law, Kevin and Jennifer Fowler, of Kyle, TX, Michael and Carrie Fowler, of Jasper, GA; 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 24th at 3 p.m. from the Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. David Nicholson, Rev. Jerry Banks and Rev. John Reece officiating. Music was by Melissa Moss, Bill McVey and the church choir. Pallbearers were Austen Fowler, Andrew Fowler, Hunter Fowler, Blayne Fowler, Sawyer Fowler, Colton Fowler and Steve Stroupe. Honorary pallbearers were Wallace Tudor, Clay Fowler and the Deacons of Liberty Baptist Church.

Interment was in the church cemetery with Rev. Russell Hood, Hunter Fowler in charge. Military rites were by the North GA Honor Guard.

Flowers were accepted or donations may be to the Liberty Baptist Cemetery c/o Jerry Moss at 271 Orchard Rd., Ellijay, GA 30540 in Memory of Mr. Fowler.

Online condolences may be made at www.bernhardtdtfh.com.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Phyllis Eidson

Phyllis Parker Eidson, 79, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.  She was born November 11, 1939 to Burns and Bert Parker in Charleston, South Carolina.  She was a devoted wife to her husband, Dewey and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and Tim Stark of Cumming; grandchildren, Brant Stark of Cumming and Cade Stark of Cumming.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Eidson; daughter, Angie Eidson; and parents, Burns and Bert Parker.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2019  at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Meadows officiating. The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home and Crematory from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

Lester Thuma Jr.

Lester Thuma Jr., 93, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Pruitt Health in Jasper.  He was born December 2, 1925 to Lester Claude and Osie Thuma in Wichita, Kansas.  Mr. Thuma proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

Mr. Thuma is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Dana Thuma of Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Lesley and Jeff Floyd of Jasper; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Thuma; son, Terry Thuma; and grandson, Taylor Thuma.

A memorial service is being planned for 12 noon, March 2, 2019 at Lake Forest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in honor of Mr. Thuma.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Online condolences may be made on www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

 Correction: In last week’s edition, Edna Duckett was incorrectly listed as Edna Puckett on the front page listing of obituaries.