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Obituaries for April 30, 2015; Jerry Ingram, Lillie Carver, William Gaines, Jr., Vera Dodd, Charles Carver, William Cagle,

Jerry Ingram
May 18, 1940 – April 22, 2015
    Mr. Jerry Ray Ingram, age 74, of Jasper passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Canton Nursing Center.
    Jerry was born May 18, 1940 in Young Harris, Georgia to the late John Henry and Loueve Ingram.  He married Martha Elizabeth Harrington.  Mr. Ingram served his country proudly in the United States Navy and then worked for the Atlanta Fire Department.
    He is survived by his wife, Martha Ingram of Jasper; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kelly Ingram of Jasper, Ken and Denise Ingram of Kennesaw; grandsons, Daniel and Samuel Ingram of Kennesaw, Bradley, and Clayton Ingram of Jasper; sisters, Carolyn Ballew of Blue Ridge and Debbie Kendrick of Blairsville.  Several other relatives also survive.
    The funeral service was held at Cornerstone Church in Jasper at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 with Pastor Ron Rucker officiating. Interment followed at Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery. The Atlanta Fire Department Honor Guard honored Mr. Ingram.
    The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Cobb Fire Explorers, Post 33 at 1595 County Services Parkway; Marietta, GA  30008; Attention:  Chief Tanks.
    Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Lillie Carver
    Lillie Guyton Carver, 89 of Jasper, a long time resident of both Cherokee and Pickens counties passed away while in Woodstock Nursing Center on April 25th, 2015.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Carver and parents Griffin Guyton and Annie Dora Beck Guyton, 5 Brothers: Efford, Albert, Roscoe, Marvin, and Garland Guyton.
    She is survived by her two sons and Daughters-in-law, Leslie Darryl and Carmen H. Carver of Jasper, GA., Donald E. and Martha Carver of Douglasville, GA., and one daughter and Son-in-law Judy C. and Alex Nunez of Dacula, GA., 7 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren, one step Grand-daughter, 2 step-Grandchildren, and 2 step-Great-Great Grandchildren. One brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Christine Guyton of Umberlingen, Germany, sister and Brother-in-law, Loretta and Ralph Aldredge of Milner, GA., sister, Sue Wadkins of Atlanta, GA. Many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors also survive.
    Funeral services for Ms. Carver were held at South Canton Funeral Home with interment following in the Cherokee Memorial Park.
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made the American Heart Association.
    South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at

William Gaines, Jr.
    Mr. William Edward Gaines, age 83, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  The son of W.E. and Mary Gaines, we was a native of Rome, GA.  Graduating from Rome High School in 1948, he attended Mercer University in Macon, GA.  After serving several years in the U.S. Air Force, he resumed his college studies and graduated from Shorter College with a degree in Business Administration.  He was married to Barbara Mauney Gaines, who died in 2002.
    Mr. Gaines began his career working for the Celanese Corporation in Rome. He then worked in Information Technology in Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. He and his wife were active in the Presbyterian Church in West Chester, PA, often serving in state-wide positions.  He was currently a member of Fellowship Presbyterian Church of Jasper, GA.
    Along with his wife, he traveled extensively, visiting all 50 states and Europe. He had a special fondness for Ireland, the home of some of his ancestors.  He did extensive research into his family history. For several years he grew and showed bonsai trees.  He was a volunteer for The American Red Cross and a member of the Friendship Force.
    Survivors include four sons: William E. Gaines lll and Charles R. Gaines, both of Canton, GA, Jonathan R. Gaines (and his wife Janet) of Euharlee, and C. Daniel Gaines (and his wife Cameron) of Alpharetta; sister Micki Gaines of Cave Spring; two grandsons, Jonathan and Andrew Gaines of Euharlee; and two granddaughters, Kelly and Danielle Gaines of Alpharetta.
    A memorial service will be held at the Fellowship Presbyterian Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Barbara Mauney Gaines Scholarship Fund at Shorter University in Rome.  Please express condolences at

Vera Dodd
    Mrs. Vera Ann Dodd, 76, of Jasper passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29 at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike Byess officiating. Interment followed in the Georgia National Cemetery. 
    Mrs. Dodd was a homemaker and a member of Welcome Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
    She is survived by her husband, David E. Dodd of Jasper; children, Patricia (Robert) Warren of Lawrenceville, Teresa (Chuck) Pittman of Loganville, Danny (Sherry) Dodd of Dawsonville and Kenneth (Sherry) Dodd of Lula; siblings, Janice (John) Brock of Clarkesville and Charles (Mildred) Lacy of Ellijay; 16 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
    Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton is honored to serve the family.  770-479-2131.

Charles Carver
    Charles Preston (Pa) Carver, son of Erwin and Clara Mae Carver, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
    He is survived by his daughters, Joan Fowler and JoAnn Carver Harper, both of Jasper; brothers and sisters-in-law, Veron & Gwen Carver, Fairmount, Deano & Peggy Carver and Troy & Wanda Carver, both of Talking Rock; sister, Eva Blackwell, Jasper; grandchildren, Scott Fowler, Michael Harper and Richard Garrett, great-grandchildren, Emily Fowler and Kelsey McGill.  He is preceeded in death by sisters, Edith Carver and Eula Parker; brothers, Don Carver, Truman Carver and Walter Carver.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 22 at 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with Brother Kevin Thomas officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery.
    Serving as pallbearers were Richard Garrett, Michael Harper, Scott Fowler, Anthony Carver, Allen Carver and Mikey Kimbrell.
    Cagle Funeral Home was honored to serve the Carver Family.

William Cagle
    William Howard "Bill" Cagle, 91, died Monday, April 27, 2015.
    He was born in Knoxville, TN but was raised along with his older brother S.C. Cagle, Jr. in Talking Rock. Bill attended Pickens County High School, Jasper. He worked for Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company, Baltimore, MD until World War II began. He joined the U.S. Navy April 1943. After basic training he was assigned to the U.S.S. Kimberly, Destroyer entering combat in the Pacific November, 1943. The Kimberly saw action in Okinawa, Philippines, Leyte, Manila, Aleutian Islands and other areas of the Pacific. The Kimberly escorted the battleship Missouri when she left Japan to return to the United States. While the Japanese surrender terms were being signed on the Missouri, September 2, 1945, Tokyo Bay, the Kimberly stood by and crew members were able to witness the ceremony.
    After the war, Bill was in the Mechanical Contractor Industry for 40 years. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 72 Union for 65 years. He worked for Lorne Company and Sam P. Wallace Company as Superintendent over major mechanical jobs in Atlanta (Peachtree Plaza, Regency Hotel, Atlanta Gas Tower and many others).
    After retirement he worked as a Consultant Engineer at J.W. Marriott, Atlanta. Bill was a Mason and member of the Austell Methodist Church. As a young boy growing up in Talking Rock, Ga he learned to hunt and fish, enjoying this throughout his life. Bill is predeceased by his brother, S.C. Cagle, Jr.
    He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Cagle; son, David Cagle (Kelly); daughter, Carole Cagle Bennett (Greg); five grandson, Clinton, Jarrett and Adam Cagle, John and Will Mitchell; sisters, Mary Lou Cagle and Elizabeth Cagle Gentry (Jack); sister-in-law, Hilda Cagle, Jean Cairnes, Winifred Clifton(Leyman); many nephews and nieces.
    Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 1 p.m. at The Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.
    Davis-Struempf Funeral Home & Crematory,