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Obituaries for Sept. 9, 2021; Sallye Ryan, Amanda Ryder, Herbert Brimer, Lou Leach, Kelly Kirk, Mary Andrews, Hilda Parker, Jeanette Forest, Jose Suarez, Jerry Mull, Debbie Brand, Tony Mitchell Sr., Eunice Parker, Fannie Anderson, Cecil Smith, Anne Hunter, Jimmy Whitaker, Stanley and Tricia Rescigno, Clarice Blankers, Roger Erwin, Andrew Clay, Ronald Millwood, Cynthia Burnette

 Sallye Ryan

            Sara Frances Faulkner Ryan of Tampa, Fla., and Big Canoe, Ga., passed away on September 3, 2021. Born in 1949 in Newnan, Ga., to Dr. and Mrs. William A. and Helen Faulkner, “Sallye” was a beloved wife, mother, teacher, and friend.

            Sallye grew up in Rome, Ga., attending Elm Street Elementary—the same school where she later became a teacher. A graduate of West Rome High School, Class of 1967, she married the love of her life, James “Jim” Ryan, in 1969. They welcomed their beloved daughter, Deborah, and remained happily married for 52 years.

            Sallye graduated from Shorter College and worked in the Rome City and Cherokee County school systems before she and Jim moved to Tampa in 1993, where she continued her career in education: as a teacher at River Hills Elementary School and then as a media specialist at Limnoa and Palm River Elementary Schools before retiring in 2017.

            She and Jim could be found most Saturday evenings at Bella’s Italian Café in Tampa, relaxing at the bar and enjoying good company. Sallye loved her family, her friends, and her books; reading, book club, and international travel were her joys. In recent years, her Wheaten Terrier, Ketel, was added to both lists; he indulged her by patiently posing for photographs dressed in scarves, bowties, and holiday attire.

            Sallye will be remembered for her kindness, appreciated by all for her genuine sweetness, patience, and love of great conversation. 

            Sallye was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her husband, Jim; her daughter, Deborah “Debby” Ryan, of Atlanta; her mother, Helen Faulkner, and brothers David Faulkner and Billy Faulkner, all of Rome; and many nieces and nephews.

Amanda Ryder

            Amanda Lane Ryder, 41, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.  She was born June 24, 1980 to Johnny and Bronzal Mathews in Pickens County.

            Amanda is survived by her husband, Douglas Ryder of Jasper; children, Kayla Ryder of Jasper, Thomas Ryder of Jasper, Jacob Ryder; parents, Johnny and Bronzal Mathews of Jasper; brothers, Jason Mathews of Jasper, Jimmy Mathews of Jasper; and sister, Jennifer Mathews of Jasper.

            A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Family Cemetery on Bryant Road.  

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

Herbert Brimer

            Herbert Alton Brimer, 105, of Canton, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at his residence. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 10, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Jasper at 11 a.m.

            Mr. Brimer is survived by his daughters, Pat (George) Jackson of Satsuma, FL, Kathy Hester of Canton, GA, Cheryl Brimer of Marietta, GA, Son-in-love, Bob Pette of Jasper, GA; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

            If you plan on attending either the visitation or the service, the family has requested that you please wear a mask.

            In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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

Lou Leach

            Lila Louise “Lou” Jordan Leach, 74, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper. She was born October 31, 1946 to James and Lila Jordan in Lindale, Georgia. Lou graduated both Pepperrell High School and Shorter University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

            Lou is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Lila and Brent Westmoreland of Flowery Branch, Lisa and Chuck Payne of Jasper; grandchildren, Jordan and Lee Harste, Conner Proffitt, Julianna Payne; sisters, Anne Simmons, Susan Black, brother, Rusty Jordan and many adored nieces and nephews.

            Those who knew her, loved her, and will fondly remember her feisty yet generous spirit. She poured her deep appreciation of the beauty in life into her garden/flowers and her beloved companion Louie, the Duke of Jasper, who she loved to spoil.  Her family and friends remember her best as a gifted artist, passionate about cooking, fondness for travel and absolute love for her daughters and grandchildren.    

            A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Jimmy Lewis officiating.  

            Charitable contributions in Lou’s honor may be made to your local Garden Club or the Pickens High School FFA Horticulture Program.

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

            Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

Kelly Kirk

            Kelly Sue Kirk, 44, of Talking Rock, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at her home.  She was born January 27, 1977 to David and Susan Smith in Marietta, Georgia. 

            Kelly is survived by her husband, Wesley Kirk of Talking Rock; son and daughter-in-law, Dylan Romine and Alexandria Carter of Talking Rock; daughter, Zoe Kirk of Talking Rock; son, Evan Kirk of Talking Rock; parents, David and Susan Smith of Talking Rock; sister, Kerry Smith of Talking Rock; brothers and sisters-in-law, Brian and Shannon Smith of Talking Rock, Darrin and Pamela Smith of Erie, Pennsylvania, Craig and Heidi Smith of Erie, Pennsylvania; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ricky and Sheila Kirk of Jasper; one grandchild, London Romine; and other family members.        

            A graveside service was  held at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery with David Smith and Reverend Jerry Stewart officiating.  

            The family accepted flowers or you may make memorial contributions in Kelly’s honor to Susan G. Komen at komen.org or phone 1-877-465-6636 or mail to 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889; Dallas, TX  75380.

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

            Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

Mary Andrews

            Mary Kathryn Andrews,  91 of Ball Ground, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 at her home.  She was born April 16, 1930 to Linton and Mema Andrews in Tate, Georgia. 

            Miss Andrews is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Charles Chastain of Ball Ground; granddaughter, Brigitte and Henry Cook of Guyton; great-granddaughters, Samantha Cook of Ball Ground, Chandler and Tyler Myrick of Springfield, Georgia; and great-great-granddaughter, Charlotte Myrick.

            A graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Cool Springs Baptist Cemetery with Reverend Steve Wigington officiating. Serving as pall bearers were Larry Cook, Pete Jones, Gerald Gibson, Brian Fox, Isaac Smith, Tyson Smith, and Cane Smith.

            The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Cool Springs Baptist Church in Tate.

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

Hilda Parker

November 29, 1945 -September 5, 2021

            Mrs. Hilda (Nanny) Parker, 75, of Ellijay, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.

            Mrs. Parker is survived by her husband, Ronnie Parker of Ellijay; sons and daughter-in-law, Dwayne & Sarah Brown of Ellijay, and Jeff Brown of Summerville; daughters, Deanna Bagwell of Ellijay, Sherry Parker of Lagrange, and Marie Cook of Summerville; brother, Troy Foley of Cumming; sisters: Carolyn Eames of Martinsville, VA, and Joann Downs of Lexington, GA; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Parker family.

Jeanette Forest

January 13, 1937 -September 5, 2021

            Mrs. Jeanette Forest, 84, of Talking Rock, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Wildwood Health Care.

            Mrs. Forest is survived by her son, Thomas Forest of Jasper; daughter, Lori Holbert of Jasper; sister, Bonnie Stanton of Acworth; grandchildren, Amberly Hames and Jessica Childress; great-grandchildren, Camden Hames and Nora Hames; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles Holbert and Rev. Grant Wade officiating.

            Interment will be at Sharp Top Baptist Church Cemetery, following the funeral service.

            In lieu of flowers, donate to Parkinson’s Foundation.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Forest family.

Jose Suarez

October 24, 1950 -September 2, 2021

            Mr. Luis Suarez, 70, of Jasper, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 at his residence.

            Luis is survived by his son, Jose Suarez III of Jasper; daughters, Graviela Suarez of Mexico, Guadalupe Ranuel of Dalton, and Juanita Weaver of Jasper; sisters, Carmen Suarez and Maria Suarez of Mexico; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2021 at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel, with Father Tri officiating.

            Interment was at Sunrise Memorial Gardens following the funeral service.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Suarez family.

Jerry Mull

October 19, 1953 -August 30, 2021

            Mr. Jerry Mull, 67, of Ball Ground, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.

            Jerry is survived by his brother, Ernest Mull of Ball Ground; sisters, Helen Marie Fowler of Ball Ground, and Vicky Lynn Mull Of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Harold Hightower and Rev. Johnny Hollingshead officiating.

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

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mull family.

Debbie Brand

            In loving memory of Debbie Pritchard Brand, 64, of Jasper, Georgia, who passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021. Debbie passed at home after her courageous fight with cancer.

            Debbie was born May 6, 1957 to Clarence and Elizabeth Pritchard and was raised in Jasper, Georgia and graduated from Pickens High School. She enjoyed her school activities and working in her family’s restaurant, the Speedburger. She moved to upstate New York where she met her husband of 32 years, Bill Brand. They loved their life in Panama City, Florida but decided to move back to Jasper to enjoy their grandkids and family. Debbie’s family was the most important thing to her. She loved being a “Grammy,” mother daughter, sister, and wife. Her family will miss her at every game, concert, holiday and birthday because she was our cheerleader.

            She is survived by her husband, Bill Brand, of Jasper, Georgia; mother, Liz Pritchard, of Jasper, Georgia; daughter, Stephanie Duncan and her husband Shane, of Jasper, Georgia; son, Scott Hammontree and wife Tonya, of Jasper, Georgia; step-daughter, Caroline Boudreau and husband Dan, of Texas; brother, Jim Pritchard, of Roswell, Georgia; sister, Cindy Heath and husband Bill Heath, of Jasper, Georgia; grandchildren, Piper Duncan; Willow Duncan; Jack Jarrett, Lily Hammontree, Danny Hammontree; Jarrett Boudreau; Genevieve Boudreau; Loren Boudreau; several nieces and nephews and extended family members also survive.

            Debbie was preceded in death by her father, Cotton Pritchard and brother, Charles (Speedy) Pritchard.              In lieu donations, please make donations in her name to Georgia Mountains Hospice.

            The family will receive friends Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 11 a.m. til the 2 p.m. chapel service at In Their Honor of Jasper, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. www.intheirhonorofjasper.com

Tony Mitchell Sr.

            Anthony Aaron “Tony” Mitchell Sr. of Jasper passed away on September 3, 2021. He was 73 years of age. Tony was born on July 24, 1948 in Cumming, Georgia. He was the son of the late Aaron and Laura Mae Mitchell.

            Tony is survived by his wife, Carol Martin Mitchell, of 55 years; son, Anthony Aaron Mitchell Jr. (Amy); grandchildren, Caleb Aaron Mitchell and Cameron McCall Mitchell; two sisters, Peggy (George) Cothran, Freda (Dennis) Brown; sister in law, Claudette (Buddy) Reese; along with many other nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.  

            Graveside services will be held at Green Lawn Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021.

            The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Roper Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

            The family request in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made in memory of Mr. Mitchell to Carol Mitchell 64 Whitetail Drive Jasper, Ga. 30143.

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

Eunice Parker

            Eunice Geneva Parker, 84, of Tallapoosa, Georgia passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia. She was born July 31, 1937 to the late Clifford Thurston Sprayberry and Ina Mae Duckett in Talking Rock, Georgia.

            Mrs. Parker is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Charles Thornton of Tallapoosa, Georgia; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kendra and Matt Hunter of Port St. Lucie, Florida; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kanyon and Vince Petti of Jasper, Georgia; granddaughter, Kallie Fazzio of Jasper, Georgia; grandson, Terry Warden II of Newton, North Carolina; and eleven great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Rembert Claud Parker; and two sisters, Frances Bramlett and Evelyn Crook.

            Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2021 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. 

            The family accepted flowers or donations may be made in Mrs. Parker’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105 or online at st.jude.org.

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

 Fannie Anderson

            Fannie Anderson, 92, of Canton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021. No services are being planned at this time Care placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. 706-253-5060 www.inthierhonorofjasper.com

 Cecil Smith

            Cecil Smith, 77, of Talking Rock, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021. No services are being planned at this time Care placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. 706-253-5060 www.inthierhonorofjasper.com

 Anne Hunter

            Anne Elizabeth Hunter, 96, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  No services are being planned at this time Care placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. 706-253-5060

Jimmy Whitaker

            James “Jimmy” Dewey Whitaker, 65, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at his home. He was born November 6, 1955 to Jack and Shirley Whitaker in Jasper. 

            Jimmy was preceded in death by his daddy, Jack Whitaker.

            Jimmy is survived by mother, Shirley Whitaker of Jasper; sisters, Sherry Headrick of Jasper, Liz Patrick of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Richard Gaddis of Jasper; brother, David Whitaker of Jasper; nephews and nieces, Lori Headrick, Ashley Davis, Marty Gaddis, Stacey Thacker, Joshua Whitaker, Sam Whitaker, Emily Whitaker, John Phares, Adam Phares; nine great-nephews and great-nieces; lifelong friend, Joe Wigington; and special friend, Janice Gardner.

            Services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Corey Rich and Reverend Nathan Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.

            The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

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

Stanley and Tricia Rescigno

            Stanley Evan Rescigno, 58, of Jasper passed away on September 2, 2021 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.  Two days later his wife, Tricia Jean Rescigno, 49, passed away at Northside Hospital Cherokee.  Stanley was born April 24, 1963 to Gabriel and Annie Rescigno in Brooklyn, New York and Tricia was born December 31, 1971 to Vernon King and Cynthia Majewski in Cleveland, Ohio.

            Stanley and Tricia are survived by their daughter and son-in-law, Marian and Steven Dobson of Jasper; daughter and fiancé,  Amelia Rescigno and Max Hafer of Acworth; sons, Daniel Rescigno of Jasper, Joseph Rescigno of Jasper and Thomas Rescigno of Jasper.  Stanley is also survived by his sister, Karen Rescigno of Jasper.  Tricia is also survived by her mother and step-father, Cindy and Marty Majewski; siblings, Ronnie Rask and Molly Majewski.  Several other family members and loved ones also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Roper Funeral Home on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

            The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the family go fund me page.

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

            Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

Clarice Blankers

            Clarice Blankers, 84, of Dallas, Georgia passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021. Funeral arrangements are being planned. Care placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. 706-253-5060 inthierhonorofjasper.com

Roger Erwin

            Roger Erwin, 82, of Snellville, Georgia, a United States Army veteran, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021. No services are being planned at this time Care placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. 706-253-5060 inthierhonorofjasper.com

Andrew Clay

            Andrew Clay, 32, of Loganville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. No services are being planned at this time Care placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. 706-253-5060 inthierhonorofjasper.com

Ronald Millwood

            Ronald Millwood, 64, of Canton, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021. Memorial service was Tuesday, September 7 at In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. 706-253-5060 www.inthierhonorofjasper.com

Cynthia Burnette

            Cynthia Burnette, 60, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2021. No services are being planned at this time Care placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. 706-253-5060 inthierhonorofjasper.com

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