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Obituaries for October 7, 2021; Ann Duncan, Danny Ryder, Ronnie Turner, Arthur Turgeau, Clyde Ballew, Mark Morris, Stewart Kumbert, Cynthia Hensley, Karla Richards, Gino Raymond, Richard Burrell, Pamela Yaremko

Ann Duncan

            Ann Jeanette Duncan, 68, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 at her home. She was born March 25, 1953 to A.W. and Jeanette Lawson in Floyd County. 

            Ann is survived by her husband, Eddie Duncan of Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Cory Smith of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Katlyn Duncan of Jasper; grandchildren, Ella Duncan, Lawson Duncan; mother Jeanette Lawson of Jasper; sister, Sheila Buckner; sister and brother-in-law, Lorie and Scott Shaw; brother and sister-in-law, Al and Terri Lawson. brother-in-law Teddy Duncan, Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

            She was preceded in death by her Father A.W. Lawson Jr.

            Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Roper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Johnny Padgett officiating.  

            In lieu of flowers, make memorial contributions to Aces Youth Home or the charity of your choice in honor of Ann.

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

Danny Ryder

Mr. Danny William Ryder, 59, of Jasper, passed away on September 25th, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.

            Mr. Ryder was born in Pickens County on June 16th, 1962 to Jerry and Ruby Boling Ryder. He graduated from Pickens High School in 1980. Mr. Ryder worked as an Operations Manager for Cherokee Auto Group. He was saved at Free Hope Church when he was 14 years old and was baptized. He was a member of Cool Springs Baptist Church in Tate. Mr. Ryder is preceded in death by his wife, Jean Ryder; father, Jerry Ryder; step-father, Fred Ponder; uncle, Robert Boling; and several cousins.

            Survivors include his mother, Ruby Ponder; three aunts, June Gilbert, Kathy Ryder, and Vera Ponder; two uncles, Randall Ponder and Tommy Ryder; special friend that he called his brother, David Mosley.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev(s). Nathan Smith and Ted Estes officiating. Interment was in the Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included, Tony Aaron, David Mosley, David Johnson, Jim Copeland, Adam Barkot, and Peter Jennings.

            Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie Turner

            Ronnie L. Turner, 71, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.  He was born June 30, 1950 to Kermit Branton and Frankie Lee Turner in Fairmount, Georgia.

            Ronnie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Turner of Talking Rock; daughter and son-in-law, Kerri and Lamar Childers of Hill City; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Tonya Turner of Fairmount; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Josh Turner of Jasper; grandchildren, Courtney Hancock, Elijah Turner, Nathan Turner, Rylee Turner, Tyson Turner; great-grandchildren, Lane Hancock, Conner Hancock, Avery Hancock; and nephew, Scott Turner.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Frankie and Kermit Turner; brother and sister-in-law, Billy Joe and Edith Turner.

            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Ryo Baptist Church with Pastor Jerome Silvers officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

Arthur Turgeau

            Arthur R. Turgeau, 76, of Ellijay, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 1, 2021.  No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper.

Clyde Ballew

            Mr. Clyde Wilburn Ballew, 80, of Jasper, passed away on Tuesday September 28th, 2021 at his residence.

            Mr. Ballew was born in Copper Hill, TN on August 30th, 1941 to the late Willa Mae Curley Ballew. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Wright Ballew; granddaughter, Krista Laura Hyde, and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Ballew was a member of Refuge Baptist Church in Jasper. Clyde and Mildred were married 58 years and attended church every Sunday, if their health permitted.

            Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Hyde (Tim) of Talking Rock; two brothers, Billy Ballew of Jasper and Homer Ballew of Kentucky; granddaughter, Emily Coker (William) of Jasper; three great-grandchildren, Nate, Kash, and Lilly Coker; work and fishing buddy who he loved like a brother, James Setser.

            Graveside services were held on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 4 p.m. from Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tim Hyde officiating.

            Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mark Morris

            Mark Masterson Morris, 66, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. He was born July 17, 1955 to Thomas Edison and Rosamond Morris in Boston, Massachusetts.

            He is survived by his son, Miles Morris of Jasper; brother, Bryce Morris of Boston, Massachusetts; grandson, Marcus Morris of Savannah.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beatrice; and son, Thomas Morris.     

            A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m., Saturday, October 9, 2021 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home.  

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

Stewart Kumbert

            Stewart Kumfert, 74, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper.

Cynthia Hensley

            Ms. Cynthia Barrett Hensley, 66, of Jasper, passed away on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

            Ms. Hensley was born in Pickens County on December 31st, 1954 to the Ester Barrett and Rosa Crump Barrett. Ms. Hensley was employed by North Georgia Limo and was a member of Talona Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her daughter, Christy Cantrell of Jasper; one brother, Freddie Ray (Jan) of Ellijay; three grandchildren, Savannah Williams, Dillon and Kyle Williams; three great-grandchildren, Sophia and Serenity Williams and Scarlett Jones.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Ryan Wilson and Joe Oconnel officiating. Pallbearers included, Wallace Gibson, Kevin Crump, Casey Blanton, Dillon Williams, Troy Carver, and Frazer Prather.

            Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Karla Richards

            Karla J. Richards, 79, of Kennesaw, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper.

Gino Raymond

November 16, 1941 – October 3, 2021

U.S. Veteran 

            Mr. Gino Raymond, 79, of Eastman, GA, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville, GA.

            Mr. Raymond is survived by his wife, Margie Raymond of Eastman; daughters and son-in-law, Karon Green of Acworth, Elizabeth Gibson of Jasper, Becky & Lock Whigam of Eastman, and Katie Gibson of Jasper; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

            Visitation is Wednesday, October 6, from noon until 9 p.m., and Thursday, October 7, from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel.

            Interment will be at Lake Forest Memorial Park following the funeral service.

            Pallbearers: Chris Brown, Conner Brown, Lock Whigam, Tommy Rich, Chuck Reeves, and Robert Rich.

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

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Raymond family.

Richard Burrell

            Richard Burrell, 54, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.

            He is survived by his wife, Elisha Childers Burrell; son, Ryker Burrell; daughter, Reagan Burrell of Jasper; parents, Larry and Erma Burrell of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law Barbara (John) Morgan of California; brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Tracey) Burrell of North Carolina; sister, Terri Burrell Howell. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            A sincere thank you to Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.

Pamela Yaremko

            Pamela K. Yaremko, 66, of Ball Ground, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home.

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