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Obituaries for April 23, 2015; Daniel Hammontree, Alice Lanning, William Gibson, Philip Chumley

Daniel Hammontree
    Mr. Daniel Hammontree, age 75 of Talking Rock, passed away at his residence on Tuesday April 7, 2015.
    He is survived by his wife, Glenda Hammontree; sons & daughters-in-law, Don & Rebecca Hammontree, David & Denise Hammontree; sister & brother-in-law, Faye & Charles Voyles, all of Talking Rock; sister-in-law, Betty Hammontree of Pickens, S. Carolina, Helen & Jack Davis, Jasper and Frances & Gid Olsen, Hill City; grandchildren, Amy, Laura & Jacob and great-grandchildren, Avery & Caleb.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Chaplain Roland Nelson officiating. The interment followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Steve Olsen, Gary Moore, Jacob Hammontree, Michael Gladden, Jason Voyles, Josh Littrell and Wayne Hammontree. The family accepted flowers or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
    Cagle Funeral Home was honored to serve the Hammontree Family.

Alice Lanning
    Mrs. Alice E. Lanning, age 104 of Canton, passed away on April 17, 2015 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. Visitation services were held on Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19, 2015 from at Darby Funeral Home.         The funeral service was held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Darby Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Buddy Roper and Rev. Robert Allen officiated.         Interment followed in Turnip Town Baptist Church Cemetery.     Survivors include seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
    Mrs. Lanning was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Vernie Lanning, son Vernie Lanning Jr., son Jerry Lanning, and daughter Reba Cox.
    The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home handled these funeral arrangements.

William Gibson
    Mr. William “Bill” Henry Gibson, age 79 of Fairmount, departed this life Thursday, April 16, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Bill was born August 24, 1935 in Jasper, a son of the late John and Inez Gibson. He was also preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Claymon and Shirleen Gibson. He served his country in the United States Army. He was retired from the Core of Engineer at Altoona. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove “Ryo” Baptist Church.
    He is survived by his wife, Shirley Gibson; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Elizabeth Gibson, Keith and Marilyn Gibson; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Larry Mulkey, all of Fairmount; Charles and Frances Gibson of Chatsworth; Grandchildren, Brian Mulkey, Mandy Abercrombie, Crystal Crane, Kimberly Mulkey, Brittany Miller, Brandy Wooten, Cody Gibson, and Hannah Bell; 14 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
    Services to celebrate the life of Mr. William “Bill” Henry Gibson were held Sunday, April 19th at the Pleasant Grove “Ryo” Baptist Church with Reverend Harold Owens and Reverend Lamar Beason officiating.
    Interment was held in the church cemetery with Charlie Long, Matthew Gibson, Harvey Long, Charlie Russell, Leroy Bayers, Jarred Bayers, Johnny Justice and Larry Satterfield as pallbearers.
    The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday.
    Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Funeral Home, 2566 Hwy. 411, Fairmount.

Philip Chumley
April 3, 1952 – April 17, 2015
    Mr. Philip Daren Chumley, age 63, of Fairmount passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.
    Philip was born April 3, 1952 in Jasper to Lonnie and Ruby Bryant Chumley.
    He was preceded in death by wife, Judy Chumley and son, Adam Chumley.
    He is survived by wife, Laura Chumley of Fairmount; daughters, Jessica Chumley of Fairmount, Pam Enlow of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; son, Norris Grahame of Fairmount; brothers, Larry Chumley of Canton, Mike Chumley of Jasper, David Chumley of Fayetteville; sisters, Martha Anne Bell of Louisiana, Telete Greene of Canton; and seven grandchildren.  Other nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.
    A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at his residence - 157 Edwards Road; Fairmount, GA  30139.
    The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper, Georgia.
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