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Obituaries from April 4, 2024; Ronnie Barnes• James Crowe Sr.• Patsy Davenport• Johnny Emory• Louise Hamrick• Buddy Jones

June Breazeale

            June Breazeale, formerly June Nethery, passed away February 28, 2024. June was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Nethery, and a sister, Judy Nethery. June was born on February 24, 1951, in Dallas, Texas.

            June lived life to the fullest. She loved people and was a sister, aunt and best friend. She never met a stranger.

            June was an accomplished pianist and served in various ministries throughout her life. She began piano lessons at 8 years old, but had no piano. Her aunt lived 5 blocks away, so after school, she would get on her bike and peddle to her aunt’s home who did have a pianot, so she could practice. She was determined to learn how to play.

            She was a self-taught organist and served in that capacity in several local churches. Her music meant so much to her. Some of her experiences included playing in the Egyptian Ballroom at the Fox Theatre. She was also privileged to play the organ at the St. Lutheran Church in Atlanta, in addition to an Open House sponsored by Time Warner Productions, Souther Living magazine. June played for numerous weddings over the years, and loved playing for every one of them.

            June initially thought she wanted to teach school, however, an attorney hired June, and she had a wonderful legal career for 25 years. In 1995, she switched careers to the hospitality industry. She retired from the Cobb Galleria Centre in April, 2013. She loved her job in the sales department.

            June loved adventure which led her to travel and to try and learn something new every day.

            June was a caregiver on several occasions. She persevered with love and a sweet spirit about her.

            A celebration of life will be held on April 7, 2024 at Pueblo Cantina in Jasper beginning at 2:30 p.m.

            Survivors include her husband, Mike Breazeale; her brother, Robert Nethery of Canton, Georgia; a niece, Leslie Nethery; and a host of friends, some dating back to elementary school.

            If you are able to attend her memorial, she has requested that you wear some red, as that was her favorite color.

            In lieu of flowers, June requested that donations be made to Make a Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or any Humane Society.

Johnny Emory

            Johnny Emory, 67, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. He was born October 12, 1956 to Bryan and Lola Emory in Jasper, Georgia.

            Johnny is survived by his sons, Dylan Emory of Jasper, Chase Emory of Jasper; grandchildren, Danielle and Jarrett Seay of Jasper, Caitlin Emory of Jasper, Carter Emory of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley Law and Terry Jenkins of Jasper, and one great grandchild.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Emory; son, Chad Emory; grandson, Hagen Emory; and parents, Bryan and Lola Emory.           

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2024 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Danny Townsend officiating. Interment followed in the Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery at 3080 Jerusalem Church Road; Jasper, GA 30143.

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

Patsy Davenport

            Patricia “Patsy” Annette (Thompson) Davenport, 74, of Ellijay, GA passed away at the Retreat in Jasper on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Patsy was born November 1, 1949, in Ellijay, GA to her late parents Fred Cecil and Cleo (Young) Thompson. Patsy was a member of the Whitestone Baptist Church, Patsy was class of 1967 Gilmer High School, Patsy was a member of the Ellijay Lions Club, and loved her family dearly. Patsy is preceded in death by her husband Monroe Davenport, brother Ronnie Fred Thompson, and brother-in-law Tommy King.

            Survivors include her sister Linda King, brother James and Flondell Thompson, sister-in-law Vicki Thompson, Lorene Nelson, Annette Wilson, and several nieces, nephews, friends, and other family.

            The funeral service was held on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 2 p.m. at the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Nelson and Rev. Daniel Reece officiating.

            Interment followed at the Whitestone Baptist Church Cemetery with Bobby Thompson, Heath Thompson, Corey Thompson, Sawyer Thompson, Noah Gibson, Jackson Jones, David Gibson, and Michael Jordon serving as pallbearers.

            Flowers were accepted or donations can be made to Whitestone Baptist Church Cemetery c/o Daryl Hyde at

53 Cripple Creek Drive, Ellijay, GA 30536 in memory of Patsy.

            Online condolences may be made to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com   Logan Funeral Home & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie Barnes

            Ronald “Ronnie” Gene Barnes was born in Clinton, Indiana, on October 14, 1948. He passed away peacefully on March 25, 2024, after a very sudden decline in his health. Ron was only 75 years of age.

            He grew up in Rockville, Indiana, on a farm with his Mom, Vesta, his Dad, Perle, and four brothers.  As a teen, he was always into mischief. He loved spending his time on the farm, working on tractors, tending to the animals, and hitting rocks against the barn, where he developed his love and passion for baseball.

            Ron graduated from Rockville High School, class of 1966, and went on to Indiana State, where he was a Theta Chi and earned his degree in finance.

            In 1973, Ron married the love of his life, Linda Raming. Together, they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1975, raising two children, Jeff and Lindsey, in a home filled with love and laughter. Ron was committed to his family and actively involved in their lives, whether coaching Little League baseball, attending his children’s sporting events, or teaching them the value of hard work and perseverance. His wife, Linda, was his partner in every sense, supporting each other through life’s ups and downs.

            Dedicated to his community, Ron was an avid Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce member. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Ron. He loved sports and music; he was a talented drummer in his early years, which led him to join a rock band. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and woodworker. He loved getting his hands dirty when gardening or working on cars and loved spending time in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for his family.

            Ron, fondly known as Poppy doted on his granddaughter, Lola. He especially loved teaching Lola his woodworking skills, picking vegetables in his garden with her, or just being silly while participating in her antics, like the chicken dance. He was so proud of her, always cheering her on at all her soccer games, dance recitals, and just life.

            Ron was indeed a legend in his life. He was strong, kind, gentle, loyal, giving, funny, supportive, a great storyteller, and extremely stubborn. His family was everything to him. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather to his adoring family. He will be greatly missed by those he loved and those who loved him.

            A private family service will be held at Arlington Memorial Park. To honor his memory, donations can be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a cause he was passionate about.

James Crowe Sr.

            Mr. James E. Crowe Sr. of Cumming, Georgia, passed away March 17, 2024. James was originally from Chattanooga, TN.

            He was preceded in death by Sharon Darlene Crowe, his beloved wife of fifty years. He was also preceded in death by his parents Edgar Wiley Crowe and Alice Crowe of Chattanooga, TN. He was the last remaining child of 10 children. James is survived by his children, James E. Crowe Jr. (wife, Julia), John Crowe (wife Jeannine) and Amanda Gresham (husband Taylor), as well as grandchildren, Ashley Crowe, James (“J.C.”) E. Crowe III (wife Bre), Emily Crowe, and great-grandchildren, Aiden Meyer and Haislee Crowe as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

            James was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a welder and machinist by trade and taught at both Chattahoochee Technical College as well as South Cobb High School. James also worked as a salesman for a major welding supply company and later as a Field Service Technician for more than twenty years for a major ground construction equipment company before opening his own successful business, Nortech Enterprises in 2003 with his wife Darlene. James placed his faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior and is now home forever with his Lord and loved ones. A memorial service to honor his life will be held April 7, 2024, at 3 p.m. at Hope Fellowship Church located at 6230 Matt Hwy. Cumming, Ga. 30028.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Fellowship building fund to help reach others for Christ.

            Ingram Funeral Home, 210 Ingram Ave., Cumming, GA 30040. Condolences may be made by visiting www.ingramfuneralhome.com.

Louise Hamrick

            Louise Hamrick, 89, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2024 at The Retreat at Jasper. She was born October 18, 1934  to Paul and Ethel Patterson in Tate, Georgia. She was married to the late Belton Hamrick and was a member of Nelson Baptist Church.

            Louise is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Dawn Hamrick of Jasper; grandson, Curtis Hamrick Jr. and Angie Hamrick of Jasper; granddaughter, Carrie Hamrick of Jasper; great-grandchildren, Curtis Hamrick III, and Maci Hamrick.     

            Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Jimmy Andrews and Reverend John Holloway officiating. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens with Reverend James Blalock officiating.  Pallbearers will be Curtis Hamrick Jr., A.J. Bray, Brian Blalock, Wayne Fann, Joey Jones, and C.J. Hamrick

            The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour.

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

Buddy Jones

            Buddy Jones, 79, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Northside Hospital Gwinnett.  He was born April 26, 1944 to Fain and Dora Jones in Dalton, Georgia.

            Buddy is survived by his wife, Sheila Jones of Jasper; children, Scott Jones of New York, Kim Jones of Jasper, Tammy Hollifield of Jasper; stepson, Tim Whitlock of Marietta; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

            A Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2024 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Andy Wilson officiating.  His cremains will be interred at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

            The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Friday, April 5, 2024 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.

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

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