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Obituaries for August 13, 2015; Gladys Roper, Herbert Yother, Meriam Lovett, James Williamson Jr.

Gladys Roper
September 25, 1918 – August 5, 2015

    Mrs. Gladys Thelma Roper, age 96, of the Yellow Creek Community passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Grandview Health Care. She was born September 25, 1918 to Johsua and Lois Kent in Cherokee County.  She was married to the late Roy James Roper.
    Mrs. Roper is survived by children, Charlene and Gene Klein of the Yellow Creek Community, JoAnn and Sanders Vaughn of Gainesville, James and Estelle Roper of the Yellow Creek Community, Joyce and Sammy Kendrick of the Yellow Creek Community; daughter-in-law, Pat Roper of the Yellow Creek Community; sister, Betty Kent of the Yellow Creek Community; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  Other family members also survive.  Mrs. Roper was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Roper and her son, Bobby Roper.
    The funeral service was held  Saturday, August 8 at Yellow Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Byess, Reverend Sylvester Ridings, and Reverend Jeff Wilkie officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. 
    Pallbearers were Aaron Kendrick, Michael Wilkie, David Klein, Trenton Roper, Barry Roper, Steven Roper, Danny Roper, Michael Kent, and Brandon Kent.
    Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home. 

Herbert Yother
    Mr. Herbert Yother, age 87, passed away early Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at the Pruitt Health Care in Jasper.
    Mr. Yother is survived by his wife, Willie Yother, Jasper; a daughter & son-in-law, Yvonne & Doug Burgess, Jasper; one grandson & wife, Jonathan & Allison Burgess, Cumming, two great-grandchildren, Grant & Evan Burgess, Cumming and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held  Monday, July 10, 2015 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Chadwick and Rev. Kenny Sutton offciating.  Interment followed at Lake Forest Memorial Park with Local Chapter #47 DAV in charge of the Graveside Service. 
    Serving as pallbearers were Avery Bell, Jeff Johnson, Chris Pruitt, Tommy Roper, Timmy Roper and Mike Rice.
    Cagle Funeral Home was honored to serve the Yother Family.

    Meriam Lovett
    Mrs. Meriam Melita Lovett, age 83 of Jasper, passed away Saturday, August 8th at the Embracing Hospice Facility in Cumming, GA.
    Mrs. Lovett is survived by one son & daughter-in-law, Jonathan & Dori Lovett, Alpharetta; two sister & brother-in-law, Faye Brauchler, Charlotte, NC and Melva & Joe Roberts, Winter Haven, FL; daughter-in-law, Donna Lovett, Tallahassee, FL; four grandchildren, Christina Lynn Graves, Lydia Lingerfelt, Stephanie & Elle Lovett.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    Mrs. Lovett was preceeded in death by her husband, Courtis Lovett; a son, Keith Curtis Lovett and a daughter, Laurie Lovett.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 12 at 3 p.m. at the Jasper Church of God with Rev. J.T. Willoughby officiating. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.      Serving as pallbearers were Joe Roberts, Jeff Roberts, Roger Peterson, Randy Lingerfelt, Michael Willoughby and Jim Weitner.
    The family accepted flowers or you may donate to the Jasper, Church of God.
    The staff of Cagle Funeral Hone was honored to serve the Lovett Family.

James Williamson Jr.

September 16, 1953 – August 8, 2015

    Mr. James “Jim” Williamson, Jr., age 61, of Jasper passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.  
    Mr. Williamson proudly served his country in the United States Navy and then worked at Lockheed Martin for more than 30 years.
    He is survived by his wife, Lynn Hopkins Williamson of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Randy and Jane Williamson Paige of Douglasville; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas Martin and Alicia Williamson of Wilmington, NC; mother-in-law, Irene Hopkins of Jasper; nephew, Evan Williamson Paige of Kent, Washington; nieces, Kelly Henderson of Virginia Beach, VA, Taylor Blake Howell of Jasper, Isabella Howell of Jasper, and McKinley Hopkins of Jasper; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Benny and Jamie Hopkins of Jasper, Sandy  and Jeff Gilreath of Rydal. 
    A private family service will be held later with burial to follow in Georgia National Cemetery.
    Flowers will be accepted or those who desire may make contributions to Pickens Animal Rescue. Those who wish to send flowers the family would prefer a living plant.
    Arrangements have been entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home.