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Obituaries for Nov. 19, 2015; Huel Garrison, Donald Carlan, Rhonda Wynn, Lorene Westbrook, Jerry Green, Wanda Baker, Betty Norton, Michael Henderson, Joan Roberts

Huel Garrison
    Huel Lee (Shade) Garrison, 78 of Talking Rock, GA died Friday, November 13, 2015.
    He was born in Robbinsville, NC on January 30, 1937 to the late Roy and Hester (Dehart) Garrison.  He graduated from Mountain View High School and worked many years for Bemis Lumber Co. in Robbinsville.  He moved to Georgia more than thirty years ago and retired from Yancey Bros as a Master Mechanic. Huel loved the outdoors and spent time hunting and fishing.
    Huel was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Arnold and Kenneth Garrison.
    Huel is survived by his wife Betty Garrison; a daughter and her husband, Huelena and Casey Nichols of Robbinsville, NC; and stepdaughter and her husband, Janet and James Chester of Ball Ground, GA; three grandchildren and spouses, Cassie and Darby Snider, Trent and Bethany Nichols, Alex and Ashton Nichols; one stepgrandson and spouse, Shane and Christy Martin. Huel has four great-grandchildren. Huel is also survived by three brothers, Wesley Garrison and William Garrison of North Carolina and Darrell Garrison of Maryland and one sister, Mae Emmett of North Carolina.
    Funeral services were held at Cagle Funeral Home in Jasper at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 16 with Rev. Butch Roberts officiating. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  The following served as pallbearers: Jason Garrison, Trent Nichols, Alex Nichols, Shane Martin, Scott Chester and Darby Snider.

Donald Carlan
October 17, 1947 - November 10, 2015

    Mr. Donald Jerry “Squirrel” Carlan, age 68, of Jasper passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Sonshine Manor in Jasper. 
    Mr. Carlan was a member of the Yarrab Shrine Temple, a member of Blaine Lodge #534, and Honorary Past Master of Blaine Lodge #534.
    Mr. Carlan is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Aaron and Janie Carlan and Joe and Brenda Kay Carlan of Jasper; brothers, Ron Carlan, Tony Carlan; sister, Jan Tate; sister-in-law, Ginny Carlan; grandchildren, James Carlan, Ethan Carlan, and D.J. Carlan.  Several nieces, nephews, and other family members also survive.
    The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, November 13 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Max Caylor officiating. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens with a Masonic Graveside Service.
    The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in honor of Don.
    Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper, GA.
    Online condolences can be made at

Rhonda Wynn
    Mrs. Rhonda Wynn, 58, of Marietta passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Wellstar Community Hospice.
    Funeral services were held at  1 p.m. on Saturday, November 14 from the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Rodney Pilcher officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Mrs. Wynn was a seamstress for R.L. Stone Cipher.  She was a member of  Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marietta and enjoyed cooking.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, J.M. and Dorothy Young Kirby; brother, Rex Kirby and step-brother, Jackie Crumbly.  Survivors include her husband, Johnny Wynn; special son, Cedric Milnder; siblings, Mike Kirby and Martha King; step-mother, Betty Kirby; step-sister, Rachel; step-brothers, Billy Crumbly and Tony Crumbly; several aunts, nieces and nephews.
    Serving as  Pallbearers were Fred Warden, Billy Webster, Billy Crumbly, Jerry King, Johnny Kirby, Abray Bell, Brandon Jarrett and Loye Cowart.
    Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton is honored to serve the family.  770-479-2131.

Lorene Westbrook
    Mrs. Lorene Westbrook, 87, of Jasper, formerly of Woodstock, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at PruittHealth-Jasper.
    Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Arbor Hill Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 
    She was a member of Arbor Hill Baptist Church.
    Mrs. Westbrook was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Westbrook, Sr. and grandson, Donovan Eubanks. She is survived by her children, Elaine Lathem Ghorley of Jasper, Dianne (Kenneth) Lathem Hopkins of Marietta, Oscar (Deborah) Westbrook, Jr. of Woodstock and Tony (Melanee) Westbrook of Auburn, GA. 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive.
    Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA is honored to serve the family.  770-479-2131.

Jerry Green
April 24, 1947 -
November 9, 2015

    Jerry Ray Green, 68, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015.
    Jerry was born on April 24, 1947 in Clayton, Georgia. After graduating from high school, he proudly enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served for four years earning the rank of Sergeant. Following his time in the military, Jerry went to work as a firefighter before he began his career in Civil Service as an engineer at Robins Air Force Base. In his spare time he loved fishing, turkey hunting, and time spent with his family, especially with his grandchildren, who affectionately referred to him as “Paw Paw”.
    His father, Joseph, preceeded him in death.
    His memory will forever be treasured by his wife, Helen Green of Jasper; children, David Green (Kimberly) of Warner Robins, Sarah Stephens (Chris) of Byron, Micah Green of Warner Robins, Elizabeth Buchanan (John) of Jasper; mother, Pauline Green evans of Warner Robins; grandchildren, Michael, Nicklaus, Madison, Jake, Natalie, Flint, Cobie; brother, Charles Green of Texas; and two nephews.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Following the service, Jerry was laid to rest in Magnolia Park Cemetery with military honors.
    Friends and family may go to to leave messages for the family in the Online Registry and also to view a video tribute celebrating Jerry’s life.
    McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory was entrusted with Mr. Green’s arrangements.

Wanda Baker
    Wanda W. (Gaddis) Baker, age 78, of Ball Ground, GA passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Baker was a member of Fairview Baptist Church for over 50 years, she was a loving wife, mother, and sister. She had numerous accomplishments throughout her professional career, but her family was what she was most proud of.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, November 15, from the chapel of South Canton Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Nations, Rev. Robert Allen and Rev. Horace Biddy officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.
    She was preceded in death by, Loving Husband- Willis "Winkie" Baker; Parents-J.L. & Ina Gaddis
    Survivors include a son. Richard (Shay) Baker of Ball Ground; sisters Andy Stoner of  Ball Ground, Brenda Turner, of Jasper,Naomi Cordell of Ball Ground, and Debra Offutt of Dalton; brothers John Gaddis, of Marietta, Butch Gaddis of Jasper. Several nieces, nephews, and other family also survive.
    Flowers accepted or donations can be made to help with funeral cost.
    South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Betty Norton
    Mrs. Betty Norton, age 82 of Tate, GA passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, GA.
    Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Elisea Norton, Tate; Grandson, Ian Norton, Tate and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Jaden Norton, Tate.
    A graveside service is scheduled for Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3 pm at Freehope Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Larry Holden and Rev. Alfred Baker officiating.
    Cagle Funeral Home was honored to serve the Norton Family.

Michael Henderson
    Mr. Michael Henderson, age 55 of Talking Rock passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
    Survivors are fiancee', Sue Mundy, Talking Rock; mother, Sue Henderson, Talking Rock; brothers, John Allen Henderson, Ellijay and Mark Anthony Henderson, Detroit, MI; sister, Donna Sue Henderson, Talking Rock; grandson, Tyler Henderson, Ellijay and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Henderson was preceeded in death by his father, Donald Henderson and two sons, Jason and Bryan Henderson.
    Funeral services were held Sunday, November 15th at 3 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Moss Fountain, Rev. Tommy Teague and Rev. Charles Gay officiating. Marble Hill Masonic Lodge 207 served as pallbearers and in charge of Masonic Services. Interment of the cremains will follow at a later date.
    The family accepted flowers but prefer donations be made to help with funeral expenses.
    Cagle Funeral Home was honored to serve the Henderson Family.

Joan Roberts
March 21, 1932 -
 November 14, 2015

    It is with great joy and sorrow that our family want you to know that our sweet Mom, Joan Roberts, has joined our Daddy in Heaven. For those who did not realize she was ill, we assure you that this was a sudden illness lasting a little more than two months. Mom died peacefully Saturday night, November 14 among all of her family, as she requested.
    She was born Joan Margaret Mobus on March 21, 1932 in Plainfield, NJ. She met and married William Roberts. They were married September 10, 1955 and shortly thereafter began a series of moves due to Dad’s job. They moved a total of nine times, settling in Jasper upon retirement in 1996.  Each time they moved, they grew together as a family and embraced each move.
    A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Jasper United Methodist Church; 210 Church Street; Jasper. Per Mom, there are to be no ‘weepy whiners’ at her service. Visitation at the church will be held from 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. A memorial celebration will follow from 11-12.  A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the service.
    The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the ‘Joan Roberts Memorial Fund’ at Jasper United Methodist Church, or to the charity of your choice.
    We thank you for loving and supporting our fabulous Mom; a wonderful life well-lived and a true lady.
    She leaves behind daughters, Eve Roberts Sauer of Jasper and Doris Roberts Estes of Nashville, TN; sister, Lynn Kimmel of Melbourne, FL; grandchildren, Greg Lee (Jacqueline) of Marietta; Melissa Estes Perry (Adam) of Murfreesboro, TN; Turner Lee (Alisha) of Woodstock; Carmen Estes Johnson (David) of Nashville, TN; Mitchell Estes, Jr. of Nashville, TN; great-grandchildren, Kayla Perry, Carmen Perry, Colby Johnson, Noah Lee, Ellie Lee, Emalyn Lee, Ava Lee, and Peyton Lee.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ellis Roberts.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper.
    Online condolences can be made at

Masonic Resolution on Death of Michael Henderson
    To the Worshipful Master, Wardens, and Brethrens of Marble Hill Lodge No. 207 F. & A.M. Marble Hill, Georgia whereas, on Nov. 15, 2015, it was the will of the Grand Master of Heaven and Earth to call from Labor to Refreshment our beloved Brother Michael Henderson and whereas we, his brethren, feel keenly in his absence from our midst, and while we humbly bow to the will of our Infinite Creator, we desire to make a Suitable Memorial, therefore:
    Be it resolved that Marble Hill Lodge No. 207 F & A.M. express to the family of our departed brother our deepests Sympathy, and wish to express our gratitude for his life of Service among us.
    Be it further resolved that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family of our departed brother, a copy to be spread on our minutes, a copy to be published in the Pickens County Progress.
    Respectfully submitted
    Raymond Beck
Chris Holt
Chris Boling