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Obituaries for September 8, 2022; Leslie Evans, Kalah Gill, Michael Dobbs, Donald Kaiser, Marla Ramsey, Shirley Aaron, James Ingram, Linda Harper, Peggy Townsend

Leslie Evans

            Leslie Brooke Evans, 31, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 27, 2022 in Dawson County.  She was born September 7, 1990 in Marietta, Georgia.

            Leslie is survived by her parents, Lee and Millie Evans of Jasper, Theresa Boatright of Florida; son, Zayne Carter of Ellijay; daughter, Alexis Riley King of Waleska; grandmother, Carolyn Shaw of Canton; sister, Heather Lynn Evans of Tate; brother and sister-in-law, Cody James and Ashley Evans of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Alisha and Chris Pearson of Canton; brother and sister-in-law, David and Carley Cagle of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Frankie Wilson of Ranger; brother Dalton Evans of Jasper; brother, Weston Anthony Evans of Jasper.  Several nieces, nephews and other family members also survive.    

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 2, 2022 in the Chapel of  Roper Funeral Home with Terry Burgess officiating.  Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were David Cagle, Cody Evans, Dalton Evans, Frankie Wilson, Chaz King, and Austin Carter.

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

Kalah Gill

            Kalah Gill, 31, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022 in Boca Raton.  Kalah was a miracle baby born on January 6, 1991 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to loving parents Shawn and Mia Gill. She was a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, and aunt to her nephews and niece who always came first in her life.  Kalah touched so many lives along the way and was passionate about helping and supporting others.

            Kalah was a 2009 Pickens High School Honors Graduate and a 2014 Reinhardt University Magna Cum Laude Graduate with a Bachelor of Biology Sciences and a minor in pre-medicine.  At the time of her passing she was enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL working on her Master’s Degree. She loved to study and read.

            Kalah’s laughter and smile always made Kalah the life of the party.  Kalah was very creative from an early age, and she was carefree and spontaneous.  She was known by her friends to have random dance parties and jam sessions in her car. Kalah had an early passion for fashion, and she also loved traveling, seeing new places, making new friends, and hiking.  She especially loved her dogs and being near the ocean.

            Kalah is survived by her parents, Shawn and Mia Gill of Jasper, Georgia; sister and brother-in-law, Salina and Edward Ashworth of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Jasen and Alexis Gill of Blue Ridge; sister, Cassidy Gill of Jasper; grandmother, Delores Ramos of Jasper; nephews, Jayden Gill, Liam Love; niece, Lila Gill; many cousins, several aunts and uncles and other family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, SGT. Charles W. “Trey” Huff III.

            Kalah’s light shined so bright on her family and friends, and it will be missed every day.  Kalah’s light lives on, and as a believer in Jesus, her spirit is now at rest in the ocean of God’s love. 

            A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date.          The staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory are honored to serve the Gill family.

Michael Dobbs

            Michael Lee Dobbs, age 64 of Jasper, Georgia passed away peacefully Thursday, September 1st at his home. He was born on September 14th, 1957 to Hugh Lee Dobbs and Ollie Faye Dobbs in Marietta, Georgia.  He is survived by his wife, Debra Dobbs; daughter and daughter-in-law, Melissa and Brooke Wallace; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Isaiah Pike; grandchildren, Nathan Wallace, Sophie Wallace, Marcus Pike, and Easton Pike of Jasper, Georgia; mother, Ollie Faye Dobbs of Canton; sister and brother-in-law, Janice Faye and Ferrell Sparks; brother, Richard Dobbs of Woodstock, Georgia. He is preceded in death by father, Hugh Lee Dobbs.

            Mike and Debra were high school sweethearts. They were married for 48 years. Mike had a larger than life personality. To know him was to love him. He was always the one to keep everyone laughing. He was the heartbeat of his family, the laughter of his friends, and the love of all our lives.  He was an amazing husband, incredible father and grandfather.  His biggest fans and his favorite people called him Papa. Although he is gone, he will live on through the ones who loved him most, with his stories, words of wisdom, and most of all his humor. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. 706-253-5060

Donald Kaiser

            Donald Ray Kaiser, 64, formerly of Jasper, Georgia passed away August 31, 2022. The family had a Celebration of Life Service. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper. 706-253-5060

Marla Ramsey

            Marla Ramsey, 74, of Blue Ridge, Georgia passed away September 2, 2022. No services are planned yet.  Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper. 706-253-5060

Shirley Aaron

            Shirley Aaron, 81, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022 at her home. She was a member of Sharp Top Baptist Church for many years.

            Survivors include:  Husband of 61 years,  Kenneth Aaron, Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Chris Baldwin, Jasper; granddaughter, Ashley and Randy Sengbusch, Virginia Beach, VA; great-grandson, Brett Sengbusch, Virginia Beach, VA; brother, William Cantrell, Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Gerald Aaron, Jasper; sister, Ruth Gravitt, Calhoun; Chosen Son, Eddie Goodwin, Jasper; Chosen Grandson, Hunter Goodwin and his wife Madison, Jasper; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Sara Aaron. Ball Ground; sister-in-law, Elisabeth Aaron, Mary Island, Florida; Special Sister, Bobbie Mosley, Jasper. 

            Funeral  will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 at Roper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Grant Wade, Rev. Nathan Smith, and Rev. Thomas Wheeler officiating.  The interment will follow in the Lake Forest Memorial Park.

            The family request no flowers but rather donations be made to the Sharp Top Baptist Church.

            Hunter Goodwin, Joey Jones, Randy Sengbusch, Keith Hales, Jerry Walker, Chris Baldwin, Dwayne Fendley and Greg Gibson will serve as pallbearers.  Brett Sengbusch will be serving as honorary pallbearer. 

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

James Ingram

            James W. “Taz” Ingram,  65, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.  He was born July 30, 1957  to Earman and Betty Ingram in Gordon County.

            James is survived by his wife, Charlotte Ingram of Jasper; special children, Nevaeh Carver of Jasper, Kyle Carver of Jasper; siblings, Junior Ingram, Joan Bradley, Dean Ingram, Ricky Ingram, and Tony Ingram. He was preceded in death by his parents, Erman and Betty Ingram and brother, David Ingram.           

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 4, 2022 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Travis Davis and Reverend Trammel Rhodes officiating. Interment followed at Cherokee Memorial Park.  Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bradley, Kyle Carver, Jacob Davis, Dean Ingram, Slade Hillhouse, and Chris Pittman

            In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to help with funeral expenses.

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

Linda Harper

September 22, 1953 – September 3, 2022

            Mrs. Linda Harper, 68, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2022 at her residence.

            Mrs. Harper is survived by her husband, Ralph Harper of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Robert & Courtney Davis of Jasper; stepdaughter, Kelly Roland of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda & Greg Mullins of Jasper; sister-in-law, Patsy Kunkel of Alaska; brothers-in-law, Franklin Harper of Jasper, and Rick Harper of Jasper; grandchildren, Riley Davis, Reese Davis, Marley Roland, and Baby Layne.

            Funeral services were held Monday, September 5, 2022 at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ralph Harper officiating.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Harper family.

Peggy Townsend

April 6, 1950 – September 2, 2022

            Ms. Peggy Ann Townsend, 72 of Ellijay, passed away Friday, September 2, 2022 at Pruitt Health Care.

            Ms. Townsend is survived by her daughters, Amy Griffin of Canton, and Lori Marshall of Jasper; brother, James Bishop of Marietta; sister, Betty Chumley of Acworth; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be Saturday, September 10, 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel.

            Interment of cremains will be at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Acworth at a later date.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cagle Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

            Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Townsend family.

            Countryman memorial

            Tater Patch Players beloved Robert Countryman passed away earlier this year.  We all miss him and we know many in the community do as well.  A memorial service for Bob Countryman will be held on Friday, September 16 at 1 p.m. at the Jasper United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at Tater Patch Players, 95 Philadelphia Lane in Jasper, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be refreshments and we will all have time to share our favorite memories of Bob.                                     Please help us spread the word about this event to all who knew and loved him.

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