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Obituaries from September 14, 2023; Elizabeth Beaver• Samuel Beavers• Robert Di Renzo Sr.• Debbie Hulsey• Freda Martin• James McBrayar Sr.• Shirley McDonald

Debbie Hulsey

            Deborah “Debbie” Hulsey, 65, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Heritage Hospice in Marietta, Georgia.   She was born November 13, 1957 in Fairmount, Georgia.

            Debbie is survived by her husband, Kenneth Hulsey of Jasper; sons and daughters-in-law, Travis and Stacy Hulsey of Talking Rock, David and Jennifer Hulsey of Marble Hill; grandchildren, Taylor and Emily Hulsey of Rincon, Clara Hulsey of Cartersville, Isaac Hulsey of Canton, Carlee Anna Hulsey of Talking Rock, Mary Scott Hulsey of Talking Rock; great-granddaughter, Harper Hulsey of Rincon; father, Arvil Kelley of Jasper; brother, Greg Kelley of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Lana and Roy Austin of Hinton; niece, Jana and Joe Kelcourse of Talking Rock; nephew, Branton and Megan Boling of Talking Rock; great-niece and great-nephew, Luke Boling and Camille Boling.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Ella Vee Kelley of Jasper.         

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 14, 2023 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Kent Samples and Chaplain Tim Kinnersley officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.

            The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.; and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour.

            In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Shirley McDonald

            Shirley Andrews McDonald, 84, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 10, 2023 at The Retreat at Jasper.  She was born July 20, 1939 to Robert and Ila Mae Andrews in Tate, Georgia

            Shirley is survived by her daughter, Angela McDonald of Foley, Alabama; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Joan McDonald of Gulf Shores, Alabama; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and David Forrester of Jasper, Georgia; grandchildren, Justin and Laura Beth Stanfield of Jasper, Tyler and Lauren Stanfield of Dawsonville, Holly Johnson of Spokane, Washington, Ben and Mary McDonald of Charleston, South Carolina, Isabella Forrester of Jasper, Sarah Forrester of Jasper; five great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Sherry Andrews of Jasper; sister-in-law, Peggy Andrews of Tate.  Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry McDonald; parents, Robert “Mickey” and Ila Mae Andrews; and brother, Jerry Andrews.           

            Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2023 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home  with Pastor Jacob Spencer and Pastor Eddie Rhodes officiating. Interment  followed in the Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Tate.

            The family accepted flowers or donations may be made to Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

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

Elizabeth Beaver

            Elizabeth (“Lib”) Ann Beaver, 93, surrounded by her loving family, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 2, 2023.  Lib was born on April 9, 1930 in Madisonville, TN but lived for more than 50 years in Maryville and Knoxville area. She also resided in Florida and most recently in Canton, Georgia.

            Lib was a skilled bridge and card player throughout her life and loved traveling and watching college sports on tv, especially UT football. She also had a deep hunger and thirst to learn about God and His word and would watch pastors preach on tv all day on Sundays. Even though her children and grandchildren had spread out over the country, she became the catalyst that kept them all close to each other. She was so proud that her children all had a relationship with Christ.

            Lib was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Sarah Elizabeth Luther and grandmother Winnie Brakebill Taylor, father Charles Emerson Luther, son-in-law Mark Congelio and grandson Jonathan David Congelio. She is survived by her children Debbie (Richard) Way, Caye (Ron) Davis, Tommy Beaver, Jamie Congelio, Trent Holden, Scott (Kristal) Beaver, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

            Lib will be honored by a celebration of life on September 24, 2023. In lieu of flowers the family requested that any monetary gifts be sent to Charles Stanley’s In Touch Ministries at

            Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA is honored to serve the Beaver family. 770-479-2131

James McBrayar Sr.

            James McBrayar, Sr. 87, of Acworth, Georgia died Tuesday, September 5, 2023. No services are scheduled at this time. Care and Trust was placed with In Their Honor of Jasper.

Robert Di Renzo Sr.

            Robert Di Renzo Sr., 67, A United States Marine Corps veteran, of Jasper, Georgia died Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Memorial services will be at a later date. Care and Trust was placed with In Their Honor of Jasper.

Samuel Beavers

            Samuel Beavers, 64, of Jasper, Georgia died Friday, September 8, 2023. Care and Trust was placed with In Their Honor of Jasper.

Freda Martin

            Freda Martin, 72, of Jasper, Georgia died Saturday, September 9, 2023. A funeral service was held Sunday, September 10, 2023 at In Their Honor of Jasper.

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