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Obituaries for March 27, 2024; •Herbert Belins Jr.• Jack DeCamillis• Mary Patterson• Dell Rymers• Mike Sosebee

Dell Rymers

            Nola ‘Dell’ Rymers was born to Luther ‘Duncan’ and Gladys Hargrove in Canton, Texas in 1936. She  passed away March 12, 2024. 

            Dell was the youngest of seven children and is survived by her brother, Roy Hargrove, 92, of Arlington, Texas. Dell graduated from Canton High School in 1954 where she held the title of Class Treasurer, voted ‘Best Looking,’ and married her high school sweetheart, Most Popular and Class Clown, John ‘Johnny’  Merchant in 1955.

            Dell and John had four children, Kimberly, LaNisa, Johnny, and Terri Lynn.  John and Dell moved to Marietta, Georgia in 1974 when a professional opportunity was offered to John. 

            After raising their kids in the Atlanta area, Dell went back to school to obtain her Accounting Degree and worked for Georgia’s Teachers Retirement System until she retired.  

            Dell was not only a dedicated and loving Mother, but faithful to her Lord and Church Family, Fellowship Presbyterian of Jasper.  She was a dedicated volunteer within the Jasper area to include ‘Meals on Wheels,’ Jasper Thrift Store, and counseling women in need. She had a giving heart, and a mentor to us all. 

            Dell was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1983 and after 10 years found love again in Phil Rymers.  Phil and Dell were married from 1993 until Phil’s death in 2011. The marriage gave Dell two stepsons, David and John; a daughter-in-law, Irma; and two grandchildren, Melissa and William. 

            Dell is survived by all of her children, daughter-in-law, Cecily; sons-in-law, Mike Larson and Jimmy Bryant; stepson, David Rymers and daughter-in-law, Irma. Dell was blessed with eight grandchildren, Dustin, Zach, Travis, Abigail, Analin, Kira, William and Melissa; and beloved great-grandson, Maddox Grey.

            Dell was a beautiful woman on the inside and out. She walked this earth with grace, kindness, a kind word, and gentle yet firm message of advice when needed. She was loved by all who were lucky enough to know her and we all walked away a little better just being in her presence. She will be forever missed. 

            A memorial service was held at Fellowship Presbyterian Church of Jasper,  2 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2024 with Reverend Blake Hudson officiating. 

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

Jack DeCamillis

            Mr. John (Jack) DeCamillis, 74, of Jasper, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 17th.

            Jack was born in Medford, MA, the son to John & Katherine DeCamillis.

            Jack moved to Georgia 30 years ago with his husband and love of his life Al.

            Jack loved his church family very much, The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, where he was a Verger.

            Along with his parents Jack is preceeded in death by his twin sister, Kathy.  He is survived by his loving husband Al, of Jasper, his sister, Donna, of San Diego,CA and three neices.

            A celebration of Jack’s life was held at The Episcopal Church of The Holy Family, 202 Griffith Rd, Jasper at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23rd with a reception to follow.

            In Their Honor Funeral and Cremation Providers is honored to help this family in their time of need.

Mike Sosebee

            Mike Sosebee, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday, March 22, 2024 at Northside Hospital following a period of declining health.

            Born December 10, 1941 to the late Willard and Edith Sosebee, Mike was raised in Pickens County and had been a resident of Dawsonville for over 50 years.  A U.S. Army veteran, he spent his career working with gas and welding supplies until his retirement from Airgas following 50 years of service.  Mike was the longest serving city councilman in Dawsonville history, serving multiple terms over 30 years.  He was a member of New Life Church of God in Dawsonville.  A hard worker and very devoted to his family, he was a beloved husband who enjoyed coaching his sons through the years and was his grandchildren’s biggest fan.

            Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Mary Sosebee of Dawsonville; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Shonda Sosebee of Gainesville, Jason and Cathleen Sosebee of Alpharetta; grandchildren, Conner, Thomas “T.O.”, Lincoln; sisters, Joe Ann Dorsey, Joyce Evans, both of Jasper; sister-in-law, Judy Cox of Dawsonville; other relatives.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mike Owens will officiate.  Interment will follow in Dawsonville City Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of service.

            In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to New Life Church of God in Dawsonville.  Donations may be made via Venmo @ NewLife-Church-2 or mailed to New Life Church of God, PO Box 917, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

            Condolences may be expressed at

Herbert Belins Jr.

            Herbert A. Belins Jr., 84, of Tate, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at his home.  He was born April 13, 1939 to Herbert A. Belins Sr. and Clara Belins in Orlando, Florida.  He was a member of Big Canoe Chapel for 27 years and regularly attended Cool Springs Baptist Church in Tate. After several years as supervisor for AT&T, he was also a manager of three stores in Jasper including the Community Thrift Store for eight years and was the founder of Holy Ministries in Dawsonville.

            Herbert is survived by his wife, Rubi Belins of Tate; daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and Max Spurlin of Dawsonville; son, Herbert Obed Belins of Tate; son, Aaron Isiah Belins of Tate; son, Charles Solomon Belins of Tate; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sylvia Belins of Tennessee; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Carol Belins of Lafayette; sister, Joan Ruedas-Vargas of Missouri; brother-in-law, Raymond Douglas of Lafayette; grandchildren, Tifani and Matt Brandt of Dawsonville, Jamie Hogan of Dawsonville, Tim Owens of Florida, Christina Owens Peltier of Florida; mother-in-law, Ledda Hernera Garcia of Guatemala; sister-in-law, Rosalinda and Phillip Sperin of Tate; sisters-in-law, Sue Owens of Florida, Robyn Owens of Florida.  Great grandchildren also survive.       

            He was preceded in death by his father,  Herbert Belins Sr., mother, Clara Middleton Belins; sons, William Clay Owens, David Wayne Owens; sister, Marilyn Douglas; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Bill Lallement; and brother-in-law, Javier Vargas.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. Interment was at Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery on Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 2:30 pm.

            The family will accept flowers or donations may be made in Herb’s memory to the Pickens Sheriff’s Auxiliary at Roper Funeral Home, 206 Holly St, Jasper, GA 30143.

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

Mary Patterson

            It is with a heavy heart that Cagle Funeral Home and the Patterson family announces the loss of Mary Georgia Patterson of Jasper, Ga., who left the world on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the age of 76 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

            Mary was born on July 25, 1947 to the late Mr. James Carlile & Ms. Bessie Pruitt Carlile in Lebanon, Georgia. Mary was a feisty, humorous but very loving woman. She loved everyone, unless you gave her a reason not to. 

            Spending time with her family is what mattered most to her, but she also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and cooking, teaching her daughter all of her recipes. Chicken-n-dumplings, banana pudding and biscuits are just a few of her specialities that will be missed by her family, but everything she cooked was always devine.

            Mary was greeted in heaven by her parents, precious husband of 55 years, Harold Patterson, daughter, Sherry Patterson, son, Dink Patterson, brothers, Wesley and Leon Carlile and son-in-law, Neal Galloway.

            Her memory will live on with her son, Kenny & Kim Patterson, daughters, Pamela & David Gysin, Paula Galloway and sister, Julie Purkhiser, brother and sister-in-laws, Roy Lee and Kathy Patterson, June Ann Grizzle and David Shipman, Tina and Doc Taylor, James Patterson and George Patterson. She also has 7 grandchildren to cherish her memory and 1 great grandchild on the way.

            Mary’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at two o’clock in the afternoon in the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Pastor Ross Wiseman officiating.

            The interment will be directly after the funeral at Bethesda Baptist church cemetery.  

            The family deeply appreciates your support during this difficult time and will be accepting flowers.

            Please visit to leave online condolences and memories for the family.

            Cagle Funeral Home proudly serving Mary Patterson and family.  

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