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Obituaries for May 16, 2024; Col. Joseph Goble, Horace Childers, Dell Moore, Bo Townsend

Colonel Joseph Goble

 Colonel Joseph H. Goble, USAF, retired, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of May 8, 2024.

He was born on April 15, 1934 in the south Gilmer County community of Whitestone, GA., a product of generations in the north Georgia mountains. An only child to Joseph Goble, Sr. and Eva Tatum Goble, he graduated from Gilmer High School at the age of 14 and went to the University of Georgia at age 15. After graduating from UGA, he entered the Air Force as a commissioned officer. A chance meeting at the public pool in Jasper, GA, introduced Joe to the love of his life, Roxilea Jones. Their marriage brought three children. He found enjoyment in piloting jets and steadily advanced through the ranks from Pilot, Squadron Commander and beyond. His career in the Air Force took him all over the world, with multiple deployments in Vietnam and later a 2-year deployment in the Canadian Air Force. Moving the entire family every two to four years was sometimes difficult but ultimately vastly rewarding. In 1980 he retired as a full colonel to the family lake house on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, GA. Joe and Roxie were married 64 years before her passing in 2021.

Joe is preceded in death by his wife, Roxilea Jones and son, Joseph H. Goble III. He is survived by his son Henry Goble (Ann) of Gainesville, GA and daughter, Roxann Manley of Hull, GA. Grandchildren Ava Goble Reeves (Harrison) of Atlanta, GA; Jackson Goble of Sandy Springs, GA; Michael Manley of Flowery Branch, GA; Elizabeth Manley of Canton, GA; and several great grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Monday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church of Gainesville, GA, with a reception following in the church Parish Hall. The graveside service was at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton GA, for family members, on May 14 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Memorial Park Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences .  

Dell Moore

Dell Eloise Sartor Moore, 97, of Resaca, GA, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at her residence.

Dell was born on January 8, 1927 in Marble Hill, GA, the daughter of the late Elbert Lee Sartor and Mattie Beard Sartor. In addition to her parents, Dell was also preceded in death by her husband, Gus Griffin Moore; son-in-law, James T. Kelly; and grandson, Calvin Kelly. Dell was a farming partner with Moore’s Seed and Grains Farms in Resaca. She loved her life on the farm that she and Gus began in 1954. She would run errands and feed many farmhands and guests. Dell loved her church Shoal Creek Baptist Church near Waleska, GA, and all her church friends. She enjoyed Vacation Bible School and was a faithful servant in all activities. She volunteered as a Pink Lady for Advent Health Gordon Hospital, where she enjoyed meeting and talking with all. Dell was an outstanding woman who loved her husband, Gus, with all her heart. She loved her two sons, daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly and looked forward to spending time with them.

Dell is survived by her children, Joe and Martha Moore, Tim Moore, and Linda Kelly; grandchildren, Leah Moore Duzy, Andrew and Savannah Moore, Elisabeth and Josh McKague, and Joshua and Brandy Kelly; great-grandchildren, Sophia Duzy, Zachary Duzy, Jacob Moore, Joseph Moore, Mathias McKague, Esther McKague, Mackenzie Kelly, and Matthew Kelly; and sister-in-law, Jackie Moore.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 15 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church near Waleska.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church near Waleska with Reverend Daniel Higginbotham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers serving include: Jared Moore, Sam Moore, Michael Moore, Dryden Lewis, Jonathan Lewis, Peter Brown, and Jeff Hodges.

Honorary Pallbearers are: Bill Price, Jim Ledbetter, Burton Froneberger, employees of Moore Seed and Grain Farms, Resaca Sun Feed, and Resaca Sun Products.

In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Shoal Creek Baptist Church at 4967 Fincher Road, Canton, GA 30114 in memory of Dell S. Moore.

You may leave the family online condolences at

Bo Townsend

Bo Townsend, 54, of the Ludville Community, passed away Friday, May 10, 2024 at Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton, Georgia. 

Bo is survived by his wife, Cindy Townsend of Ludville; son and daughter-in-law, Tyler and Elle Townsend of Jasper; son, Titus Townsend of Ludville; mother, Jackie Searcy; and sister, Nancy Hales. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2024 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Bobby Timms and Rev. Stanley Mulkey officiating. Interment will follow in the Ryo Baptist Church Cemetery in Fairmount. 

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Wednesday, May 15, 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to Roper Funeral Home and Crematory to assist with funeral arrangements. Donations can be made at under Mr. Townsend’s obituary.

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

Horace Childers

Horace “Red” Childers, 86, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Friday, May 10th, 2024. Red had a passion for working on vehicles.  You could find him in a garage or somewhere under the hood. In his working days he spent his time at R C Cola, Pepsi and Lawson Chevrolet. He always had a good story to tell.

Red is survived by his son Dwight Childers and Kristie Moss, of Jasper; son Roger Childers and wife Tammy Chastain, of Talking Rock; grandchildren Dylan Childers, Jasper, Mary Jo Dillard and husband Justin of Jasper; Mindia Lane Nations and husband Dusty, of Jasper; Jesslyn Lane Chastain, of Talking Rock and Christopher Ty Chastain of Talking Rock; great grandchildren Benson Ryan Dillard, Blaklee Rayne Dillard, Jackson Nations; brother Harley Childers, of Jasper, J. T. Childers and wife Kathy, of Jasper; sisters Eloise Weaver and husband Danny, of Rocky Face; Doris Tawzer and John, of Marietta; brothers-in-law Andy Gibson and wife Linda, of Cartersville; L. C. Gibson, of Canton; and sister-in-law Gladys and Leonard Childers, of Jasper. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He is preceded in death by his parents Theodore Roosevelt Childers and Levie Anne McBee Childers; son Douglas Earl Childers; wife Bettie Sue Gibson Childers; sister Betty Emory; sister-in-law Patsy Morris; sister-in-law Janice Childers; brother-in-law Jerry Gibson; father-in-law and mother-in-law Hurbert and Mary Gibson.

Mr. Childers funeral service was Monday, May 13, 2024 at Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery in Jasper, Georgia. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Cagle Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to have assisted the Childers family.

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