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Obituaries for November 4, 2021 – Ann Parks, Arthur Hoge, Bertie Owenby, Berley Young, Brenda Coleman, Buck Baldwin, Connie Davis, Johnny Addison, Randy Ray, Robert Poag Sr. Wanda Jarrett

Ann Parks

            Mary Ann Quinton Parks, 83, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Ann was born December 6, 1938, in Maryville, TN. The family moved to Talking Rock when she was six years old, and she has lived most of her life there ever since. She was saved and baptized at Antioch Church at the age of 12 and later moved her letter to the Talking Rock Baptist Church.

            Ann is survived by her son Tony Parks and wife Cindy. Grandson’s Devon and Anthony (wife Allison).  Brother’s James and Don Quinton, sister Sue Gilbert and husband Fred Gilbert.  Sister-in-law Vivian Quinton. Nieces, nephews and many cousins. Honorary family, David Goss, Tammy Goss and Maddie Elizabeth Hollar.

            Ann was preceded in death by husband Truman Parks, parents Jess and Kate (Waldroup) Quinton, brother’s Tom Quinton and John Quinton.

            After high school Ann worked at the Georgia Marble Whitestone division.  She worked in a hosiery plant and at HD Lee. She was a top seller for Stanley Home Products for 22 years and sold to many of the north Georgia communities.  She served on several boards for Pickens County.  The Board of Education, NGCAA, Registrars, Friends of Pickens County Library and others.  She was honored with a party in 2016 after serving for 30 years on the board for The Department of Family and Children’s Services.  Ann retired from and will be remembered by many students that she helped teach as a paraprofessional in the Pickens County School system.

            Ann began Happy Ramblers around 1981 and before then she organized the Talking Rock Homemakers Club for her mother, aunts and friends. She loved storytelling and attended many story telling conventions in Atlanta and Jonesboro, TN. She told stories at many organizations, never refusing any request to be a speaker for them. Her stories and cooking shows can still be seen on ETC cable.

            She served as tour guide on numerous bus trips and train rides. She always took part in the local festivals and was a guide for marble tours during the Georgia Marble Festival, telling stories, making caramel apples, etc. for the Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival.

            Ann visited all 50 of the United States (and a few other areas such as Canada and Nova Scotia); completing this dream when Tony and Cindy took her to Oregon and Washington. In school she loved geography and seeing all the places she read about. Seeing all the states was a dream come true. She enjoyed sharing these experiences with everyone. She organized so many trips with tour companies, by bus, train, cruise and plane. Hundreds of people visited places they would never have seen if not for her.

            Her last three years of life were spent at Grandview Nursing Home, even with declining health she continued to tell her stories and enrich the lives of all she encountered. She will be missed by all who’s life she touched.

            A funeral service was held Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Talking Rock Baptist Church with preaching by Reverend Buck Parker, Reverend Bobby McFarland and Reverend Steven Hicks. A solo was sung by Anita Foster. Burial was in the Talking Rock Church cemetery.

            Pallbearers were Devon Parks, Anthony Parks, Mike Quinton, Jeff Quinton, Jack Murphy, Edward Casey, David Goss and David Solomon. Arrangements by Roper Funeral Home and Creamtory.

            We know now that Ann is truly ‘wonderfully divine.’

Bertie Owenby

            Mrs. Bertie Carver Owenby, 99, of Talking Rock GA, died Sunday October 31st 2021.

            Mrs. Owenby was born December 14th, 1921 in Pickens County the daughter of the late Alonzo and Pearl Duckett Carver. She was a housewife and also a member of the Talona Baptist Church. Her husband of 74 years Rev. Carl E. Owenby preceded her in death.

            Survivors include daughter, Shirley McArthur, Talking Rock; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Monona Owenby, Columbus; four grandchildren, Michael McArhur, Crisanna Hayes, Marcus Owenby, Matthew Owenby; 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 3rd at 2 p.m. from the Roper Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper with Rev. Joey Phillips, Rev. Tim Hyde, and Rev. Stevie Chadwick officiating, Interment was in the Antioch Church cemetery. Pallbearers were, Matt Owenby, Mark Owenby, Glen Hawkins, Jerry Millsaps, James Prather, and Mike McArthur.

            The family received friends at Roper Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 2nd from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m.

            Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Owenby.

Randy Ray

            Mr. Randy Leslie Ray, 49, of Morganton, GA, passed away on October 27, 2021 in Hall County, GA.

            He was born Jasper, GA on November 24, 1971. Randy was welder and recently was employed by Wildside Custom Trailers. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Ocoee Lodge #201 F&AM.

            He was preceded in death by his daughter, Allison Michele Ray; grandparents, George J. Brown, Elmer L. and Grace Caylor Ray. Randy was loved by everyone who knew him.

            Survivors include his wife, Amanda Hilton Ray; son and daughter-in-law, Tyler Loetscher of Blairsville, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Angela Ray and Cody Faucett of Jasper, GA, Ashley and Kyle Sappah of Toccoa, GA, Judith Ray of Morganton, GA; parents, Ronnie L. and Wanda Ray of Jasper, GA; grandchildren, Garry Ray, Jack Ray, Michele Faucett, and Braxton Faucett all of Jasper, GA and Grayson Loetscher and Brantley Loetscher all of Morganton, GA; grandmother, Alma L. Brown of Morganton, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Megan Ray, Michael Ray, William and Zan Ray all of Jasper, GA; great aunts, Doris Smith Ramsey of Mineral Bluff, GA and Gail Brown of Morganton, GA; mother-in-law, Judy Hilton of Morganton, GA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law also survive.

            Mr. Ray’s wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family online Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Poag Sr.

U.S. Veteran

            Robert E. Poag Sr., 77, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 at his home. He was born March 25, 1944 to Fred and Loyce Poag in Jacksonville, Florida.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

            Robert is survived by his wife, Beverly Poag of Jasper; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Shannon Poag of Sebring, Florida, Robert and Cathy Poag Jr. of Jasper; step-children, Marilynn and Marty Martinez, Robert and Patty McGee, Bert and Leslie McGee Jr., grandchildren, Brian Poag, Brittany Riddle, Brittney Willbanks, Cohen Poag, Amanda Poag, Christopher Poag, Chelsea White; step-grandchildren, Sydney Martinez, Natalie Martinez, Christopher Martinez, Brittnee McGee, Dillion McGee, Laine McGee; and more than 20 great-grandchildren. 

            He was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie Poag Sr.; grandson, Ronnie Poag Jr.; and grandson, David Poag.   

            A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. 

            The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500; Chicago, IL  60611 or phone 1-888-733-6741.

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

Arthur Hoge

            Mr. Arthur William Hoge, 71, of Calhoun, Georgia, departed this life Tuesday, October 19, 2021. He was born March 1, 1950 in Bartleville, OK a son of the late Earl and Anita Hoge.

            He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Shannon Holt of Woodstock, GA; Staci Wright of Kennesaw, GA, Kati Wallace of Canton, GA, Brittany and Kyle Tomlinson of White, GA; special friends, Reita Bircler, Joe Aniballi of Calhoun, GA.

            Memorial service will be held Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 2 p.m. from the Ponders Calhoun Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday November 7, 2021. 

            Condolences may be expressed to the family at

            Arrangements by, Ponders Calhoun Chapel 675 Jolley Rd Calhoun GA 30701. and

Berley Young

June 25, 1947 -October 29, 2021

U.S. Veteran 

            Mr. Berley Young, 74, of Ludville Community, passed away Friday, October 29, 2021 at his residence.

            Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Glenda Young of Ludville; sons, Dirk Young of Ludville, and Jason Young of Ludville; daughters and sons-in-law, Kim & Jeff Barnes of Ellijay, Jennifer & Ted Lakus of Jasper, and Kristie & Steve Coker of Calhoun; brother, Steve Young of Calhoun; sisters and brother-in-law, Frances Pack of Cartersville, and Diane & George Wilson of Calhoun; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pauline and William Stone; six grandchildren, Trent Wyatt, Meghan Hicks, Morgan Hicks, Michaela Lakus, Carle Buttrum, and Easton Coker; three great-grandchildren; special friend, Sybil Nix; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 31, 2021 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Rev. Joseph Hightower officiating.

            Interment was at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery following the funeral service.

            Pallbearers: Dillin Eilers, Danny Childers, Jason (Biscuit) Byess, Stanley Mulkey, Roger Mulkey, and Randy Nelson.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Young family.

Wanda Jarrett

December 9, 1948 -October 30, 2021

            Mrs. Wanda Jarrett, 72, of Talking Rock, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

            Mrs. Jarrett is survived by her husband, E.E. “Red” Jarrett of Talking Rock; daughters and sons-in-law, Paula & Marty Dean of Talking Rock, and Vicki & Tony Golden of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Janis & Bill Simms of Marietta; four grandchildren, Justin Dean, Erin Lohman, Tyler Golden, and Vanessa Golden; three great-grandchildren, Kase Dean, Kylie Dean, and Lane Lohman; several nieces and nephews.

            She is preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Leigh Jarrett.

            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 1, 2021 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Rev. Thomas Shipman officiating.

            Interment was at Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery following the funeral service.

            Pallbearers: Justin Dean, Tyler Golden, Dorsey Jones, Joey Jones, John Jones, and Darren Jarrett.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jarrett family.

Brenda Coleman

May 16, 1946 -October 31, 2021

            Ms. Brenda Ann Coleman, 75, of Jasper, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.

            Ms. Coleman is survived by her son, Greg Ruddell of Jasper; sister-in-law, Gail Coleman of Jasper; several nieces and nephews.

            Visitation is Wednesday, November 3, from 8 a.m. until the funeral hour.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Preston Jones officiating.

            Interment will be at Jasper City Cemetery following the funeral service.

            Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the Battered Women’s Shelter.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Coleman family.

Johnny Addison

            Johnny Michael Addison, 68, of Canton, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. He was born February 20, 1953 to Johnny and Annie Mae Addison in Mableton, Georgia

            Johnny is survived by his fiance, Brenda Bradford of Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Branton Boling of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Sonya Addison of Jasper; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lamar and Bobbi Addison of Dallas, Freddy and Rita Addison of Dallas, Joe and Karen Addison of Dallas; grandchildren, Damon Addison, Kristen Addison, Luke Boling, Camille Boling, Cannon Addison, Jesse Addison, and Corben Addison.          

            Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Roper Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Stewart officiating.  Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.

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

Connie Davis

            Mrs. Constance Viola Andrews “Connie” Davis, 88, of Fairmount, Georgia, departed this life Saturday October 30, 2021 at her residence in Fairmount, Georgia.

            Connie was born December 29, 1932 in Providence, Rhode Island, a daughter of the late Leverett Francis and Viola Irene Stillman Andrews.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Clayton “Duke” Davis, who died March 31, 2016.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Geraldine “Jerri” Davis of Fairmount, GA. 

            She will be laid to rest with her husband at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, New Hampshire.

            Condolences may be expressed to the family at

            Arrangements by Ponders Fairmount Chapel, 2566 Hwy 411, Fairmount GA 30139.

Buck Baldwin

            Mr. Paul Robert “Buck” Baldwin, 68, of Calhoun, Georgia, departed this life Saturday, October 30, 2021.            Buck was born June 19, 1953, in Adairsville, Georgia, a son of the late James Robert “Bob” and Sara Frances “Frankie” Johnson Baldwin, Sr. He was also preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Cheylynn Richards, a sister, Jackie Cowart and brothers, James Robert “Junior” Baldwin, Jr., John Howard Baldwin, and Thomas Edward Baldwin. 

            He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Renee Baldwin of Cartersville, GA; sons, Chris Baldwin of Jasper, GA, Waylon and Marcelene Baldwin of Fairmount, GA; grandchildren, Kinley Gann, Ansley Stephens, Gracie Baldwin, Tristan Haygood, Jesse Baldwin, Savannah Baldwin, Zoe Baldwin and Emma Childers; great-grandson, Colt Childers; sisters, Billy Joe Kisselburg and Retha Gregory both of Calhoun, GA, Lois Wooten of Armuchee, GA, Margaret Thurman and Hazel Timms both of Resaca, GA; brother, Leroy Baldwin of Resaca, GA; several nieces and nephews.

            Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Paul Robert “Buck” Baldwin will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Ponders Calhoun Chapel with Stephen Edwards officiating.  He will be laid to rest with his family at Union Grove Church Cemetery with Chris Kisselburg, David Slaughter, Jeffrey Farmer, William Gilfoil, Chris Baldwin, and Chase Slaugther honored to serve as pallbearers.  

            The family will receive friends at Ponders Calhoun Chapel after 11 a.m. Wednesday until the service hour.  

            Condolences may be expressed to the family at

            Arrangements by, Ponders Calhoun Chapel 675 Jolley Rd Calhoun GA 30701. and

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