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Obituaries for Feb. 1, 2018; Dian Poag, Joseph Butler, Jr., Patsy Burruss, Cotton Bozeman, Terry Laird, Claudine Walker, Franklin Lisle, Mary Alice Garland

Dian Poag

September 28, 1947 – January 28, 2018

 

Dian Bethune Poag, 70, of Jasper passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Northside  Hospital Cherokee in Canton.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert E. and Cathy Poag Jr., Richard B. and Shannon Poag; grandchildren, Brittney Kristen Poag, Cohen Poag, Brian Poag, Brittany Poag Riddle, Amanda Marie Poag, Chelsea Poag, Christopher Poag, David Poag, Michael Poag; brothers, Robert Bethune and Danny Bethune.  

She was preceded in death by son, Ronald David Poag and grandson, Ronald David Poag Jr.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Pastor Merrick McClure officiating. Inurnment will follow at 3 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park in Jonesboro.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper, Georgia.

Online condolences can be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com

 

Joseph Butler, Jr.

Mr. F. Joseph Butler, Jr., 90, of Rome, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at an assisted living facility. 

Mr. Butler was born on November 17, 1927, in Cortland, NY, son of the late Frederick Joseph Butler and the late Anna Lucia Buttino Butler. He graduated from Cortland High School. He joined the United States Army following high school and graduated from basic training in Fort Bragg, NC. After completing his military term in Japan, Mr. Butler returned home, attended and graduated Ranger school at the SUNY College of Environment Science and Forestry in Wanakena, NY, with a degree in Forestry. Mr. Butler married his sweet heart, Jacqueline Sue Armbrust in 1951. He and Jacqueline moved to Georgia in 1952, where he started work with Georgia Kraft, formerly Rome Kraft. Mr. Butler had several passions, but his favorites were flying and golfing. He was a member of Roanoke Country Club (former president), Kraftsman Club, and Coosa Country Club. Mr. Butler was also a member and past president of the Lion’s Club in Jasper, GA.   

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Sue Armbrust Butler, Rome; a daughter, Anna Helena Butler, Tybee Island, GA; a son, Chuck Butler, and his wife, Terry, Cedartown; a daughter, Judy Butler, Rome; three grandchildren, Joseph Benjamin Butler, and his wife, Jenny, Pooler, GA, Trey Butler, Atlanta, and Samantha Butler, New Orleans, LA; three great-grandchildren, Addison Butler, Ansley Butler and Charlotte Butler; several cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the American Red Cross, 112 John Maddox Drive, Rome, GA 30165, 1-844-536-6226 or Best Friends Animal Society, www.bestfriends.org.  

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

 

Patsy Burruss

December 27, 1927 - January 23, 2018

 

Mrs. Patsy S. Burruss, 90, of Marietta passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Tranquility Health Care at Kennesaw.

Mrs. Burruss is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Phillip & Nan Burruss of Powder Springs; son, Jeff Burruss of Marietta; and grandson, Brett Burruss.

Patsy is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Burruss.

A graveside service was held Thursday, January 25 at 1 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Kirk officiated.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Burruss family.

 

Cotton Bozeman

May 27, 1944 – January 26, 2018

 

Cotton Bozeman, 73, of Ball Ground, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his home. He was born May 27, 1944 to Sam and Margaret Bozeman in Tate, Georgia.

Cotton is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Bozeman of Ball Ground; son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Julie Bozeman of Ball Ground; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Verner Simmons; grandchild, Josie “JoJo” Bozeman.  Several nieces, nephews and other family members also survive. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Hugh Bozeman.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Pastor Phillip Burt and Pastor Keith Barnes officiating.  Interment  followed in the Four Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.  (Four Mile Church Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107)

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

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

 

Terry Laird

 October 14, 1959 - January 23, 2018

 

Mr. Terry Wayne Laird, 58, of Jasper passed away at his mother’s residence Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Mr. Laird is survived by his mother, Ruth Laird of Marietta; brother and sister-in-law, Dwight & Janice Laird of Canton; brother, Mike Laird of Jasper.

Terry is preceded in death by his father, David James Laird and brother, Ricky Laird.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 27th at Cagle Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the Deaf Foundation.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Laird Family.

 

Claudine Walker

April 18, 1928 – January 25, 2018

 

Claudine Walker, 89, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

Survivors include her  daughters, Linda Walker Brannon, Debra Byers; daughter & son-in-law, Cathy and Glenn Stone; son & daughter-in-law, Pete & JoLynn Walker; grandchildren, Pamela Brannon, Christy Bryson, Amanda Sabetai, Misty Jordan.   Great-grandchildren, Hunter Bryson, Conner Jordan, Elise & Noah Sabetai also survive.

Services were held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Roper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Walker officiating. Interment  followed at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family accepted flowers, or those who desire may make contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.

Online condolences can be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com

 

Franklin Lisle

April 29, 1934 – January 18, 2018

 

Mr. Franklin Hughes Lisle, 84, of Canton, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2018 at Woodstock Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Woodstock. He was born April 29, 1934 to Myrtle and Gordon Lisle in Eustace, Florida. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, and was a General Manager for Bell South.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Lisle of Canton; children, Kimberly and Mike Martin of Jasper, Brian and Shawn Lisle of Canton; sister, Lillian McCoy of Ocoee, Florida; grandchildren, Alexandra Pauley of Atlanta, Lauren and Matt DeBusschere of Atlanta, Blake and Cody Bryant of Cumming; great-grandchildren, Bellamy DeBusschere and Navy DeBusschere.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2018 at Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Jasper.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Jasper.  

Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.

Online condolences can be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com

 

Mary Alice Garland

Mary Alice Garland, 75, of Waleska, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. 

The funeral was held on Friday, January 26 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Darby Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Gayton officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Arbor Cemetery. 

She is survived by her sons, Jimmy (Penny) Garland of Waleska, Steve (Kristi) Garland of Waleska, Carl Garland of Waleska, Billy Joe Garland of Jasper. Four grandchildren also survive. 

The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.