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Obituaries for November 11, 2021; D.W. Mullinax, James Kelly, Sheila Corbin, Betty Ellis, Pat Parker, Harvey Dale, Ralph Myers, Kenneth Murdock, Marylena Sebastian,

D.W. Mullinax

            D.W. Mullinax, 85, of Hill City passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021 at his home. He was born November 21, 1935 to Marion and Webbie Mullins in Jasper.

            Mr. Mullinax is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mullinax of Hill City; children, Ricky and Rhonda Mullinax of Jasper, David and Michelle Mullinax of Hill City; grandchildren, Sam and Kristin Mullinax of Hill City, Daniel Mullinax of Hill City; great grandchildren, Elizabeth Mullinax and Alexander Mullinax.   

            The funeral service was  held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Reverend  Buck Parker, Reverend Ronnie Ray, Reverend Sam Mullinax  and Brother Ernest Hughes officiating.   Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

James Kelly

            James Kelly, 60, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.

            James was born December 10, 1960 in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lived for 38 years until moving to Dawsonville, Georgia 21 years ago.

            James was a man that loved God and that God loved. He accepted Jesus Christ as his savior at a young age and spent the rest of his life doing his best to show others Christ’s love. There was never a room you didn’t know James was in. There was never a place he could go that he didn’t know someone. He loved people and never forgot a face. He made life fun and interesting. He was a hard worker that loved his work. But he would tell you that it was all because of Jesus.

            He was preceded in death by his son, Calvin Kelly; his parents, James Thomas Kelly and Marjorie Kelly; and his father in law, Gus Moore.

            He is survived by his wife, Linda Moore Kelly, that he loved with his whole heart; his daughter and son in law, Elisabeth Kelly McKague and Joshua McKague; his son and daughter in law, Joshua Kelly and Brandy Underwood Kelly; his grandchildren, Mathias McKague, Esther McKague, and MacKenzie Kelly; his sister and brother in law Darlene Kelly Harvey and Arthur Harvey of Jacksonville, FL; his sister and brother in law, Judy Kelly Jones and Steve Jones; numerous other relatives; and friends he called family.

            The funeral service was  held Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2 o’clock at Etowah Church, 5693 Kelly Bridge Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.  Pastor Russell Davis will officiate.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

            Flowers were accepted or donations may be made to Etowah Ministries, P.O. Box 127 Dawsonville, Georgia 30534.

            Condolences may be left online at

            Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

Sheila Corbin

            Sheila Lynn Corbin, 71, of Jasper, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.

            The family will receive friends at Darby Funeral Home on Sunday, November 14th from 1-2 p.m. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at  2p.m. in the chapel of Darby Funeral Home with Chaplain Mitzi Oates officiating.

            She was preceded in death by her sister, Sharon Bales-Maassen, and her brother, Gary Bales. She is survived by her husband, Donald Corbin of Jasper; brothers, David (Tammy) Bales of Apopka, FL. and Lonnie (Vicki) Pelfrey of Two Fried Egg, FL.; sister,  Lisa (Phil) Rodebush of Woodstock; sister-in-law,  Tammi Bales of Fairmount; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

            In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Jasper American Legion or your local American Legion Post.

            The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is honored to serve the Corbin family.

Betty Ellis

May 21, 1942 -November 4, 2021

            Mrs. Betty Faye Ellis, 79, of Yellow Creek Community, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Wildwood Health Care.

            Mrs. Ellis is survived by her son, Jerry L. Ellis of Ball Ground; daughter and son-in-law, Donna & Eddie Guy of Ball Ground; brother and sister-in-law, James & Mattie Whitsell of Ball Ground; sisters, Shirley Frix of Dawsonville, Amma Dell Whitsell of Jasper, and Martha Sue Whitsell of Jasper; one grandson, Clayton Snyder; several nieces and nephews.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Ellis; two brothers and five sisters.

            Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, with Rev. Gary Keowen, Rev. Rodney Pilcher, and Rev. Chris White officiating.

            Interment was at the church cemetery following the funeral service.

            Flowers were accepted or donations can be made to Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ellis family.

Pat Parker

July 14, 1940 – November 3, 2021

            Mrs. Pat Parker, 81, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

            Mrs. Parker is survived by her niece, Katrina & Jeff Manis of Jasper; and their children, Cody and Gavin Manis; friends: Jennifer & Edward Allen of Marble Hill, and Richard Peacock of Chatsworth.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Parker; son, David Parker and also her infant son; brother, Little Bud Mills; father and mother, Olin & Janie Mills; sister, Carol Mills; nephew, Robbie Mills.

            Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Sunrise Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Harold Cantrell and Rev. Kenneth Kirk officiating.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Parker family.

Harvey Dale

            Harvey Arlen Dale, 87, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Monday, November 8, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. He was born September 25, 1934, in Wise, Virginia to Alfred Darwin and Sarah Edna Scott Dale. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

            Harvey was born to a music-loving family who made quality, homemade instruments. He enjoyed playing the dulcimer, violin, Indian flute, piano, and Jew’s harp. He grew up on a farm outside of Charlottesville, helping his father, exploring, and building things. His father introduced him to woodturning at the young age of 11. His dad always said, “You watch me, and you improve on it.” Harvey soon developed a tenacity which enabled him to do just about anything he set his mind to.

            Shortly after graduating from Albemarle High School in Crozet, Virginia, he joined the US Air Force as a pilot for the Air Defense Command. He loved his time flying and was a bit of a daredevil in his “wild times,” often flying low and performing barrel rolls above the trees. On leave from service, he met his future wife, Margaret, on Valentine’s Day 1956 at his sister, Frances’s, apartment. When Harvey saw a little picture of Margaret, it was love at first sight, and he made up his mind to choose her as the love of his life. Harvey and Margaret married on May 11, 1957, and were in love for 64 years.

            After serving in the Air Force and marrying his wife, Harvey attended and graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics in 1962 and a Master’s Degree in Statistics in 1963. Harvey worked for Western Electric in Baltimore, John’s Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Southwest Bank in Houston, and Buypass Systems in Marietta, where he retired in 1998.

            Harvey dedicated his life to the Lord at the age of 28. He always said there was nothing more important and often stated, “We can’t imagine how good it will be,” when referring to his future heavenly home. He enjoyed sharing his love of the Lord with others throughout his life. Harvey gifted the world with his smile that had the power to radiate into every heart and shine a light even in the darkest of places. He always strived to solve challenges with loving-kindness and understanding. He had a light and tender humor and loved to share stories and tell jokes. He was an avid woodworker and spent his retirement years making beautiful wood-turned bowls and tables for others.

            If you asked a hundred people what Harvey was like, you would get a hundred different responses. Generous. Loyal. Respectful. Loving. Accepting. Gracious. Kind. Tactful. Selfless. Most of all, he was a beloved husband, father, and Poppy. He is now flying high with the Lord. He blessed so many lives, and most of all he loved to love. And love he did.

            “His gentle and silent love was louder than a roar. He accepted everyone, the young, the old, the rich, the poor. He was rich in heart and in the Lord, with a gracious spirit and faith as his sword.”

            Some of Harvey’s words of wisdom: “We have got influence, not control,” “Sometimes, God gives us an answer to our prayers immediately, but we are hard of hearing. We must grow a little in spiritual maturity in order to hear his answer. We must stick with prayer long enough to hear what God wants to say.”; “God told me, ‘Don’t stress about the small stuff’, and ever since then, I haven’t worried about those things.” His favorite Bible verse was 1 Corinthians 10:13, and he put special emphasis on 1 Timothy, Chapter 4 as relevant to the times.

            Harvey is survived by his wife, Margaret Helen Presley Dale of Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Myra Elizabeth and George Thomas Hopper of Waleska; grandchildren, Matthew Alexander and Alma Hopper of Adairsville, Brittany Ann and Joshua Williams of Jasper, Stephen Thomas Hopper of Waleska, Lloyd “L.T.” and Elizabeth Elswick of Gardners, Pennsylvania; great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Remington Elswick of Pennsylvania; daughter-in-law, Deann Dale of Austell; brother, Herbert Dale of Morristown, Tennessee; sisters, Frances Vazquez of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Gertrude Taylor of Charlottesville, Virginia. Many nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. 

            He was preceded in death by his son, Aaron Harvey Dale.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Foothills Community Church in Marble Hill, with Pastor Charlie Parish officiating. Interment will be at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia, at a later date.

            The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Friday, November 12, 2021, from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mr. Dale’s honor to Foothills Community Church or the church or charity of your choice.

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

Ralph Myers

            Ralph Myers, 74, of Big Canoe passed away Friday, November 5, 2021.

            No services are being planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

Kenneth Murdock

            Kenneth Murdock, 82, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021.         The funeral service was held Saturday, November 6 in the Chapel of In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

Marylena Sebastian

            Marylena Sebastian, 18, of Canton, Georgia passed away Friday, November 5, 2021. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 2 p.m in the Chapel of In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

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