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Obituaries for June 13, 2019; Clifton Jordan, Larry Butler, Roy Cagle, Roger Green Jr., George Goodrum, Johnathan Emory, Ronnie Crook, Maxine Fountain, Doris Martin, Velma Pettitt, Jeanie Lowe

Clifton Jordan

 

Clifton "Chief" Earl Jordan, 79, of Ball Ground, GA passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from the Fairview Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny McPherson, and Rev. Michael McPherson officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by parents,  Rev. Hubert and Ruby Cavender Jordan;  brothers,  Robert Jordan and Stanley Jordan;   sisters,  Barbara Jarrett, Sylvia Roland and Doris Mooney.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years:  Joyce Spence Jordan; son, Jerome Jordan; daughters, Lynn (Bob) Bruce;  Wynette (Todd) Payne; grandsons,  Kelvin Prather and friend Breeanna Boatright, Austin Payne and friend Hannah Chastain; granddaughters,  Krystle and Christopher Buckner, Jenna Payne and friend Westley Fernandez; great-grandchildren,  Peyton Buckner, Paxton Buckner and Rowan Boatright. A host of family and friends also survive.

South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.thescfh.com

 

Larry Butler

 

Larry Kent Butler, 71, died May 30 at his home, Seventy-four Ranch, in Jasper, GA.

He was born in Atlanta in 1947 to Mary Willson Butler and Richard Kirby Butler.

He was educated at Marist High School and graduated cum laude from North Georgia College as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1969. He received his J.D. from Emory University Law School in 1975.

He was a captain in the United States Army and served as commander of a Hawk Missile Battery in the 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment. Under his command, the Hawk Missile Battery scored a 99.5 in a joint NATO military exercise. It was the highest score in NATO history at the time, and he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

He specialized in complex civil litigation, including catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases.

He was a member/officer of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1975-2010.

He served as President of the Albany Rugby Football Club in 1980. He served as President of the Atlanta chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association in 1992. He also served as Georgia Team Penning Association President in 1997.

In 1999, he founded the Seventy-four Ranch in Jasper, Georgia together with his wife Pam. While continuing to practice law, he also served the community as a volunteer firefighter.

His daughter, Gabrielle Hope, predeceased him.

He is survived by his wife, Pam Martin Butler; his son, Patrick Kennedy Butler; his son, Sean Alexander Fine, and three grandchildren, Jacob Butler, William Butler, and Celeste Fine.

A funeral mass will be held at our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Jasper on Thursday, June 13th at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at The National Cemetery in Canton at 2 p.m. A reception will be held at 74 Ranch, located at 9205 Hwy. 53 West, Jasper, from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate contributions to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America at IAVA.org

 

Roy Cagle

 

Roy Cagle, 92, of Holly Springs, GA passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Roselane Nursing and Rehabilitation. 

Roy was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in the Clayton Community.  He was raised in the Sharptop Community of North Cherokee County. Roy worked at Lockheed until he retired in 1985.  He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War.

Roy had many family members and friends through life whom his family would like to thank for their support and love.  

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from the Chapel of South Canton Funeral Home with Rev. Grant Wade, and Rev. Neal McKenzie officiating. Interment followed at Georgia National Cemetery with Military Honors.  

He was preceded in death by his parents,  Steve and Lestie Cagle;   wife,  Bonnie Cagle and   daughter,  Linda Cagle.

Survivors include his sons, Joe (Susan) Cagle and Mike (Lynn) Cagle; daughter, April Cagle; grandchildren,  Jessica Cagle, Brittany Simpson, Brandon Cagle, Katie Wheeler, Brady, Stephen, Marcus and Clinton Flowers; great- grandchildren,  Kelsey Black, Wyatt Kidd and Luke Flowers. Several nieces and nephews of which one nephew, Marvin Taylor of Colorado, held a special place in his heart.

In lieu of flowers donations are to be made to your favorite charity in his memory.   

South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.thescfh.com

 

Roger Green Jr.

 

Roger Allen Green Jr., 32, of Nelson passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at Emory St. Joseph Hospital. Roger was born July 22, 1986 in Jasper, Georgia.

He is survived by his father, Roger Allen Green Sr. of Tate; mother, Stacy Gentry and her fiancé Chris Jordan of Nelson; sister, Kaya Jordan of Nelson; brother, Dominque Jordan of Canton; brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Heather Weaver of Nelson; sister and brother-in-law, Brandie and Daniel Rogers of Ellijay, brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Alexis Greer of Ellijay; sister, Shawna Taylor of Blue Ridge; sister and brother-in-law, Shannon and Brad Hill of Homer; brother, John Benton of Athens; grandparents, Cecil and Linda Sweat of Jasper; uncle, Mooney Green of Atlanta; aunts, Yvonne Dishroon, Janice Bridges and Gerald Bridges. Several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive.

Mr. Green is preceded in death by Adam Gentry.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Tate with Reverend Tyrone Gates, Reverend Linda Stephens, Reverend, Kevin Roach, Reverend Leo Hampton and Reverend Brian Anderson. Interment followed at the Lake Forest Memorial Park.  

Flowers were accepted or donations can be made to the Roger Allen Green Jr. memorial fund.

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

 

George Goodrum

 

George Morgan Goodrum, 67, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.  He was born November 21, 1951 to Willie and Alice Goodrum in Cairo, Illinois.

George was the youngest of five siblings. Even as a grown man, he was treasured as the youngster by his brothers and sisters, still teased but also admired for all he had accomplished as a successful businessman.  George had an easy way with family and friends and his quick wit livened up every gathering.  His kindness, laugh and wry smile were infectious.  To his siblings and his granddaughter, he was always known as "Bo".

George's generous heart will long be remembered by those who love him. He was a natural leader and a great organizer. George was exemplary in service to his community, volunteering on many local boards and committees: the hospital board, his church, the Chamber of Commerce, and may others.  He was widely respected for his service. 

George was a pilot and a car collector. He also loved sailing and the island life. George started playing the drums for various bands at a very young age, and had a deep appreciation for music. He was a passionate fan of the Alabama football team and the university's other sports programs. His life was characterized by faith and his church was of great importance to him. George built much and gave much in life, but his greatest legacy is his family, which he leaves both saddened and brimming with love. In his honor, we gratefully carry that legacy of love into the future.  

George is survived by his wife, Deborah Goodrum of Jasper; daughter, Amber Goodrum of Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law, Alison and Jeff Hill of Greenbrier, Arkansas; granddaughter, Ashlee Hill of Greenbrier, Arkansas; sister, Linda Jones of Jefferson City, Missouri; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lisa and Joe Shotts of Cabot, Arkansas, David Wayne and Julie Funderburg of Vilonia, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Nancy Ward of North Little Rock, Arkansas; nieces and nephews, Jana Cooper, Rachel Kuhn, Joseph Shotts, Andrew Shotts, Savannah Shotts, Bunker Kempton Funderburg, Josh and Marietta Ward; and three great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie E. Goodrum; mother, Alice Austin Goodrum; brother, Elmer Goodrum; sisters, Lupin Goodrum, and Sarai Austin.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Jasper United Methodist Church with Reverend Hoyt Jenkins, Reverend Herb Flanders, Reverend Greg Meadows, and Reverend Max Caylor officiating. Interment followed in the Jasper City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jack Dunn, Jeff Roland, Jerry Johnson, Luke Copeland, Chad Logan, Steve Olsen, Jeff Weaver, and Chris Hayes. Honorary Pallbearers were Joe Jones, Gary Copeland, Will Baird, Don Boggus, and Tommy Shaw.

The family accepted flowers or donations may be made in George's honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, Tennessee  38105 or at www.stjude.org or call 1-800-873-6983.   

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory in Jasper, Georgia.

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

 

Johnathan Emory

 

Johnathan Chad Emory, 39, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.  He was born May 3, 1980 to Johnny Emory and Brenda Lee Emory in Marietta, Georgia.

He is survived by his children, Caitlin Emory of Jasper, Danielle Moss of Jasper; mother, Brenda Emory; father, Johnny Emory; brothers, Chase Emory and Dylan Emory.  He was preceded in death by son, Hagan Emory.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Keith Crowe officiating.  Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Jasper. 

 

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 12 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

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

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

 

Ronnie Crook

 

Ronnie Larry Crook, 69, of Ranger, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper. He was born in Pickens County to Weldon and Mamie Crook. 

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Kristina Crook of Ranger; son and fiancé, Wesley Crook and Armanda Cantrell of Ranger; grandchildren, Joseph Crook, Kolbi Crook, and Madison Crook; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Martha Crook of Fairmount; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Kenneth Townsend of Fairmount. Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

Mr. Crook was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda West Crook.

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home and Crematory, Wednesday, June 12 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. until the funeral hour. 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13 at 2 p.m. at East Damascus Church with Reverend Daniel McCoy, Reverend Russell Nations, Reverend Gerald Sinard and Reverend Roger Townley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family will accept flowers or donations can be made to East Damascus Baptist Church in honor of Ronnie.

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

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

 

Maxine Fountain

September 4, 1948 - June 10, 2019

Mrs. Maxine Fountain, 70, of Jasper, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at her residence. 

Mrs. Fountain is survived by her special nephew, Tyler and (Erica) Hughes of Jasper; special niece, Ginger and (Robert) Blanton of Ball Ground; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carlene and Bill Kincaid of Talking Rock, Yvonne and Richard Trudeau of Ball Ground; many other nieces and nephews that she treated as her own.

Maxine was an educator for more than 30 years. She enriched many lives through her teaching.

Mrs. Fountain is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Fountain.

The family will be receiving friends Wednesday, June 12 from 8 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev David Stuart officiating.

Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family is accepting flowers or donate to the American Autoimmune Association at www.aarda.org.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Fountain family.

 

 

Doris Martin

September 25, 1922 - June 8, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Mrs. Doris Martin, 96, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Wildwood Healthcare.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her daughter, Karen Thomas of Jasper; granddaughter, Lorraine Collett of Cartersville; great-grandchildren, Christopher York, Megan Harrison, and T.J. Collett; great-great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Harrison and Tayden York; one cousin, Tom Holderby of Orlando, FL.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 12 from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12  in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Ramirez officiating.

A graveside service will be scheduled at a later date at GA National Cemetery in Cherokee County, with Rev. Ben Mock officiating and the Local Chapter 47 DAV in charge of the Military Rites.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Local Chapter 47 DAV.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Martin family.

 

Velma Pettitt

October 26, 1927 - June 7, 2019

 

Mrs. Velma Pettit, 91, of Marietta, passed away Friday June 7, 2019 at Tranquility Wellstar Hospice.

Mrs. Pettitt is survived by her son, Jack Pettitt Jr. of Marietta; daughter, Pamela Schildecker of Atlanta; brother, Gene Higgins of Jasper; sister, Jackene Darnell of Acworth; grandchildren, Steven, Jennifer and Sarah Schildecker; great-grandchildren, Nicolas and Adelaia Lastra. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial service was held Monday, June 10 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Hughes officiating.

Interment will be held at Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the charity of your choice in honor of Velma Pettitt.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Pettitt family. 

 

 

Jeanie Lowe

Jeanie Evelyn Lowe, 60, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at her home. She was born January 11, 1959 to Charles and Rita Minnix in Atlanta, Georgia.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Kenneth Lowe of Waleska; son, Chris Minnix of Florida; daughters, Camille Minnix of Florida, Toni Minnix of Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Layla and Doug Patterson of Talking Rock; son, Travis Lowe of Talking Rock; grandchildren and special grandson, Garrett Patterson, Aiden Minnix, Alexa Minnix, Emily Ginjauma, Jake Patterson, Tyler Patterson; sisters, Charlene Gassaway of Florida, Cindy Minnix of Florida; and a host of friends and other relatives.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Living Word Church with Reverend Franklin King and Pastor Mark Porado officiating.   

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be made at 

www.roperfuneralhome.com