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Obituaries for June 23, 2022; Lillian Grizzle, Donnie Kirk, Ruby Townsend, Brandy Price, Richard Free

Lillian Grizzle

            Lillian Elizabeth Grizzle,  79, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Friday, June 17, 2022 at Grandview Nursing Center. 

            Lillian is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Ronda and Dan Mosley of Jasper, Vickie Painter of Jasper; son, Tony Grizzle of Jasper; grandchildren, Chase and Kaylea Mosley of Jasper, Nathan and Megan Painter of Jasper; great-grandchildren, Hudson Mosley, Kaden Painter, Khloe Adkins; brother and sister-in-law, Reid and Louise Mathis of Blue Ridge; sister, Reathel Parks of Silver Spring, Maryland; sister-in-law, Shirley Grizzle of Talking Rock; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Grizzle; parents, Robert and Atha Mathis and six loving brothers.

            Funeral services were held in the Roper Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Lamar Cantrell and Reverend Harold Cantrell officiating.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery: Yukon Road; Talking Rock, Georgia. Pallbearers will include Chase Mosley, Nathan Painter, Steve Mathis, Robby Mathis, Joe Chancey and Chad Mathis.

            The family accepted flowers or donations can be made to the charity of your choice in her honor.

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

Donnie Kirk

            Donnie Kirk, 89, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Wildwood Health Care Center.

            Donnie had a love for fishing, hunting, and music. He loved all his family and friends, including his friends at Wildwood Nursing Home. We the family of Donnie would like to thank all the staff and patients who dearly helped care for him. We never had to worry about not being in good hands while there. Also, we extended a thank you to the hospice nurses who helped take care of Donnie. We will always be grateful for all the love and care everyone gave him.

            Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Kathleen Kirk; brothers, Norman Kirk, Joe Kirk; sister, Shirley Grant; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and James Stephens and several nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by siblings, Jessie Godfrey, Hobbie Kirk and Benny Kirk.            Funeral services were held at Roper Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2022  with Reverend Jason Segars officiating. Interment followed in the Talking Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Ruby Townsend

            Mrs. Ruby Lee Patterson Townsend, 89, of Fairmount, Georgia departed this life on Monday, June 13, 2022 at her residence surrounded by his loving family. She was born March 31, 1933 in Cartersville, Georgia, a daughter of the late Porter and Louise Hunter Patterson. She was also preceded in death by her husband George Washington “Duck” Townsend, a grandson, Charles Townsend, brothers, Robert, Henry, Jimmy, Oscar and Roy Patterson.

            She is survived by her children, Charlie and Susie Mallory, Dennis and Tammy Townsend Richard Hamilton, Jeffery Townsend all of Fairmount, GA, Patsy and Leroy Gravitt of Red Bud, GA, and Deborah and Billy Jones of Pana, IL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Cynthia Patterson of Mableton, GA, Troy and Shelia Patterson of Red Bud, GA, David Patterson of Chatsworth, GA; sisters and brother-in-law, Joyce Townsend of Calhoun, GA, Brenda Sawyer of Waleska, GA, Malinda and Vincent Norton of Calhoun, GA; grandchildren, Kathy Mallory, Mart and Amanda Townsend, Nicklaus and Michelle Gravitt, Marie and Leonial Williams, Heath and Cryss Gravitt, Billy Joe and Joanie Jones, Megan and Jessie Stanley, Caycee and Nate Freeman, Tiffaney Pate; several great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

            Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Ruby Lee Patterson Townsend were held Thursday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at Ponders Fairmount Chapel with Reverend Delmar Ledford officiating. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the church cemetery with Nichlaus Gravitt, Heath Gravitt, Jessie Stanley, Robbie Seidler, Randal England and Nick Kean serving as pallbearers. Charles Townsend, Robbie Spankie Seidler and Gidion Nix served as honorary pallbearers. 

            Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Ponders Fairmount Chapel, 2566 Hwy 411, Fairmount, Georgia. 706-337-3784.

Brandy Price

            Ms. Brandy Michelle Price, 42, of Jasper, Georgia, departed this life Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Jasper, GA. She was born October 28, 1980 in Jasper, GA a daughter of the late Robert Thomas Lacy Sr. and Betty Sue Hawkins Lacy. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Robby Lacy Jr., nephew, Tyler Lacy.

            She is survived by her daughter, Skyler Price of Jasper, GA; her companion, Mark Bailey of Jasper, GA; brothers and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Jennifer Lacy, Michael Lacy of Dunn, NC; sister, Kim Davis of Jasper, GA; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and special nieces that called her Nana.

            Service to celebrate the life of Ms. Brandy Michelle Price was held Friday, June 17, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Ponders Fairmount Chapel with Ryan Wilson officiating. Interment followed in the Lake Forest Memorial Park in Jasper, GA, with Jimmy Lacy, Michael Lacy, Donald Hawkins, Bradley Lacy, David Gibbs, Tim Davis and Sammy Hawkins serving as pallbearers.

            Condolences may be expressed to the family at Arrangements by Ponders Fairmount Chapel, 2566 Hwy 411, Fairmount GA 30139.

Richard Free

May 27, 1948 – June 19, 2022

            Mr. Richard “Diet Rite” Free, 74, of Jasper, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

            Mr. Free is survived by his mother, Pauline Free of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda & Jerry Padgett of Jasper; sister-in-law, Barbara King of Jasper; brother-in-law, Ronnie Morris of Jasper; several nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Sunrise Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Johnny Padgett officiating.

            Pallbearers: Shane Padgett, Kevin Curtis, Ricky Ray, Kenney Collis, Alex McArthur, Chad Morris, and Darrin Morris.

            The family requests in lieu of flowers, donate to help with funeral expenses.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Free family

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