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Obituaries for Oct. 27, 2023; Eileen Bentley, Jim Rutledge, Linda Spears, Charlie Carver, Anna Webb, Carolyn Ghorley, Thomas Wentworth, Dustin Cox, Laura Rubessa, Patricia Lager, Marilyn Ivey, Jerry Young, Janice Rybar, Alexander Bolewicki, Jill Kenny, Fredrick Cain Sr., Lillian Lawson

Eileen Bentley

            Eileen Bentley, 87, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 in Babbitt, Minnesota.

            She was the daughter of Peter and Freida Oquist, born on November 5, 1935 in Olgilvie, Minnesota and grew up in Pengilly. She met the love of her life, Ray Bentley, when attending Beautician School in Rapid City, South Dakota while he was stationed at Ellsworth AFB.

            They were married for 68 years and had five daughters. Eileen loved to sing and had a beautiful voice that was enjoyed by many at various events throughout the years. She always had a song in her heart and would break out singing anytime anywhere. She welcomed and took care of everyone who walked through her doors, day or night. She was the host of many family gatherings, the latest being her husband’s 90th birthday celebration in July. She was a lifelong member of the Woodland Presbyterian Church and served as choir director for many years. She also attended Talking Rock First Baptist Church while wintering in Georgia. Eileen will be greatly missed by her Georgia and Minnesota family and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Freida Oquist; her brothers Fred, Arnold, Edward and Wallace Oquist; her sisters Adeline Oquist, Eleanore Woods, Ethel Maki and Lillian Oquist; her daughter Karen Monte, grandson Bobby Slining and son-in-law Don Swartz.

            She is survived by her husband Orville Ray Bentley; sister Violet Maki; daughters Debbie (Jeff) McGraw, Vickey Slining, Dawn (Joe) McKenney and Joan  Swartz; grandchildren Jill Anzinger (Chad Lockey), Brenda (Joe) Carlan, Sean (Jessica Dunn) McDonald, Patrick (Summer) McDonald, Donald (Briita Noyes) Swartz, Samantha (Joe) Roarty, Laccey (Logan) Murphy and Larry Powers; great-grandchildren Nathaniel (Ivy DiPrima), Ethan (Victoria Hammock), Fox, Arabella, Ophelia, Ryan Keagan, Kael, Judy, Charley, Reigan and many more cousins, nieces and nephews.

            Eileen’s daughters are honoring her request that no services be held for her at this time.

            Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Jim Rutledge

            Mr. James Darrell “Jim” Rutledge, 84, of Welch, Oklahoma, and formerly of Talking Rock, Georgia, departed this life Tuesday evening, October 17, 2023 at the Southwest Christian Care in Union City, Georgia.  

            Jim was born August 2, 1939, in Picher, Oklahoma, a son of the late Robert Roy and Edna Duty Rutledge.  He was also preceded in death by his wives, Frances Hamrick Rutledge and Lillian “Lynn” Coram Rutledge, his uncle and aunt, Jay and Marilyn Rutledge, brothers, Kenneth Rutledge, and Roy Rutledge and sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Bob Kelley.

            Jim proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the V.F.W., Ellijay American Legion Post #82 and Little Refuge Baptist Church.

            The family would like to say a very special “Thank You” to Sharon Langham Lewis and April Lamb for everything they did for Jim and his family,

            He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Brandi and Jamie Bearden of Ranger, GA; son, Larry Lincoln of Welch, OK; grandchildren, Jacob and Candice Lincoln, Tiffany Lincoln, and Hunter Bearden; great-grandchildren, Lillian and Theodore Lincoln; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Dorothy Rutledge of Fall Brook, CA; sister, Bobbie Speciale of Wichita, KS; uncle and aunt, Jerry and Mary Rutledge of Welch, OK; several nieces, nephews and many cousins.

            Services to celebrate the life of Mr. James Darrell “Jim” Rutledge were held Saturday, October 21 at 2 p.m. at Ponders Fairmount Chapel with Reverend Terry Cloud and Danny Taylor officiating. He was laid to rest at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Ludville, Georgia, with Hunter Bearden, Bodie Timms, Jacob Lincoln, Stephen Langham, Vaughn Wooten, and Kyle Blaylock honored to serve as pallbearers.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Rd. #7225 Union City, GA, 30291.

            Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

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

Linda Spears

            Linda Spears, 80, of Jasper, Georgia passed away October 19, 2023. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

Charlie Carver

            Charlie Vernon Carver, 85, of Fairmount, Georgia passed away October 20, 2023. Funeral service was held Tuesday, October 24, 2023 with burial in the family cemetery. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

Anna Webb

            Anna Jean Webb, 85, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away October 23, 2023. No services are planned at this time. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

Carolyn Ghorley

            Miss Carolyn Ann Ghorley, 68, of Fairmount, Georgia, departed this life Thursday evening, October 19, 2023 at AdventHealth Redmond in Rome, Georgia.  

Carolyn was born November 21, 1954, in Chatsworth, Georgia, a daughter of the late, John Richard and Beulah Anna Land Ghorley.  She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, General Lee Ghorley and sisters, Shirley Edge and Brenda Duvall.  When she was younger she attended Calvary Baptist Church.

            Carolyn was autistic and was cared for by her sisters, Mary McDaniel of Fairmount, GA, and Diane Morrison of Calhoun, GA; aunt, Pauline Jones of Dalton, GA; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

            Services to celebrate the life of Miss Carolyn Ann Ghorley were held Monday, October 23 at 7 p.m. at Ponders Fairmount Chapel with Reverend Wilbur Ridings officiating. 

            In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the family at: c/o Mary McDaniel, 251 North Ave., Fairmount, GA, 30139.

            Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

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

Thomas Wentworth

            Thomas Lewis Wentworth born on May 31st 1951 in New Haven, Connecticut, passed away Thursday, October 19th 2023 in Jasper, GA. He was the son of David Wentworth and Eveleen Wentworth, grandfather of Noah Huber, who preceded him in death.

            Thomas is survived by his beloved wife for 39 years Rosana C Wentworth and daughter Milagros R. E. Wentworth, 10 nieces and nephews, sister and brothers in law,  and numerous cousins and friends.

            He had an amazing creative and artistic personality. His talents, and love will leave an indeniable mark on the hearts of all who knew him. He not only made many great contributions in life, but left an impression that was uniquely his own.

            A mass service will be held at  1 p.m., on October 25th 2023 at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church with Fr. Tri Nguyen officiating.

            A gathering will be held at the Catholic Church Barn, right after the Mass ceremony.

            A graveside ceremony will be held at the Macedonia Memorial Gardens in Canton on October 26 at 1 p.m. Care and trust placed with In their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

Dustin Cox

October 20, 1987  – October 20, 2023

            Dustin Shane Cox, 36, of Ball Ground, Georgia passed away Friday October 20, 2023.

            Dustin is survived by his mother, Kathy Cox of Ball Ground; father, Ronnie Bryant Ellijay; son, Landon Glorit of Aiken, South Carolina; Lincoln Lee Shane Cox of Holly Springs; sister, Jane Goldsmith of Talking Rock; sister, Rachel Cox of Marble Hill; brother, Mitchell Bryant of Ellijay; Nichols Bryant of Ellijay; brother, Jacob Dodd of Ball Ground; and fiance, Mindy McCoy.

            He was preceded in death by grandmother, Clora Mae Walker.

            Funeral services weree held Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with John Chivington officiating. Interment followed in Lake Forest Memorial Park.

            The family accepted flowers or donations may be made to Roper Funeral Home in Dustin’s honor.

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

Laura Rubessa

            Laura Lee Tomiko Rubessa, 60, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away October 11, 2023. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

Patricia Lager

            Patricia Lager, 79, of Marietta, Georgia passed away October 14, 2023. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

Marilyn Ivey

December 10, 1951 -October 19, 2023

            Mrs. Marilyn Rae Ivey,  71, of Jasper, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2023 at Wickshire Senior Living Center.

            Mrs. Ivey is survived by her son, Kennady Sale of Collierville, TN; stepdaughter, Johna Ivey of Ashville, NC; brother and sister-in-law, John & Kerry Bush of Wichita, KS; numerous cousins and friends.

            Interment will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ivey family

Jerry Young

January 2, 1951  – October 19, 2023

             JL Young (Jerry Young),  72, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 19, 2023. He was a loving and dedicated father and faithful friend to many and will be missed.

            He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Linzy and Betty Young of Talking Rock; sisters and brothers-in-law, Arlene and Henry Hamrick of Talking Rock, Grace and Luther Hamrick of Calhoun, Mildred Hancock of Ludville; sister, Jeanette Heramb of Calhoun; brothers, JB Young of Calhoun; and infant brother, Raymond Young of Ludville.

            JL is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Clint Blackwell and granddaughter, Ashley Blackwell of Ball Ground; Ed and Faye of Ludville, James and Melba of Fairmount, Frances and the late Manuel Watson of Calhoun and Nathan Young also of Calhoun, and brother-in-law Dennis Hancock of Ludville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He is also survived by his devoted and loyal canine companions, Cooter Brown and Precious.

            A memorial service was held Sunday, October 22 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Mock officiating.

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

Janice Rybar

            Janice Rybar, 76, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away October 17, 2023. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

Alexander Bolewicki

            Alexander Bolewicki, 83, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away October 22, 2023. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

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Jill Kenny

            Jill Kenny, 52, a United States Air Force Veteran, of Jasper, Georgia passed away October 19, 2023. Memorial services are being planned by the family. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

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Fredrick Cain Sr.

April 6, 1947  – October 23, 2023

            Fredrick Hamilton Cain Sr., 76, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Monday, October 23, 2023 at his home.

            Survivors include his daughter, Kacie Cain of Cottondale, Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Fredrick H. “Rex” and Tina Cain of Mableton; son and daughter-in-law, Tadd and Ashley Cain of Ellijay; sisters, Geraldine Carr of Jasper, Brenda Massey of Temple; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny and Marsha Cain of Dallas, Jerry and Loretta Pass of Douglasville. Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

            Fredrick was preceded in death by his wife, Venita Cain.

            A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

Lillian Lawson

August 8, 1934 -October 23, 2023

            Mrs. Lillian B. Lawson, 89, of Jasper, passed away Monday, October 23, 2023 at Grandview Health Care Center.

            Mrs. Lawson is survived by her brothers and sister-in-law, Albert Roberts of Tate, and Warren & (Linda Roberts) of Tate; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth & Guy Armstrong of Marble Hill, and Lynn & Curtis Stargel of Tate; grandsons, Dillon Lawson & (Sue Ping Shyy), Graham & (Anya) Lawson, and Kelby Gartrell; great-granddaughters, Makena Lawson and Lillian Lawson.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Lawson; sons, Roger Lawson and Steve Lawson; parents, Early & Eunice Roberts; sister, Thelma Simonds; brother Roy Roberts.

            A memorial service will be Friday, October 27, 2023 at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dudley Edwards officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lawson family.

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