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Shelby Bryson
Mrs. Shelby Jones Bryson, age 73 of Ball Ground, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters, Angela Bryson and Connie (Gregory) Mullinax, all of Ball Ground; siblings, Barbara (Arvid) Edwards and George M. (Mildred) Jones, all of Ball Ground, and Raymond (Louise) Jones, Jasper; great-uncle, Leon Clark, Ball Ground; and grandchildren, Matthew, Ethan and Allison Mullinax, all of Ball Ground.
Mrs. Bryson was cremated. Sosebee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Georgia Payne
Mrs. Georgia Kate Taylor Payne, age 90 of Jasper, Ga., died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton, Ga. following a period of declining health.
She was born Nov. 27, 1919 in Greene County, Ga. to the late Georgia Belle Spinks Taylor and William Virgil Taylor. She grew up on their farm on South Cobb Drive in Cobb County. She graduated from Fitz Hugh Lee High School and her first job was with Farmer?s Home and Loan and Security in Cedartown where she met her husband, Robert Inman Payne. They moved to Pickens County in 1947. Later she received her teaching degree from North Georgia College. Kate taught in the Pickens County School System for 25 years. She loved teaching and was devoted to her students. After retirement she continued to be an advocate of lifelong learning.
Mrs. Payne was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jasper and the Fidelis Sunday School Class. She was an active member of Happy Ramblers, Retired Teachers, AARP and Friends of the Library. Kate was an avid reader and also loved to travel. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, R.I. Payne; sister, Virginia Hull; and brother, Henry Taylor.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Sandra Payne, Decatur, Ga., and Ann and Douglas Sharp, Conyers, Ga.; granddaughter and her husband, Susan Sharp Gawron and Cliff Gawron, St. Simons, Ga.; and brother and sister-in-law, William and Jeanette Taylor, Powder Springs, Ga. Nieces and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26 from Roper Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper with Dr. Charlie Boggan and the Rev. Von J. Hinton officiating. Interment followed Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: Bob Baldwin, Bill Hall, Alvin Young, Earl Gaskins, Jim Dorsey, Bob Winston, Jim Lowe and Luke Denson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Jasper-Building Fund, 198 East Church Street, Jasper, Ga. 30143 or to the Georgia Baptist Children?s Home, P.O. 329, Palmetto, Ga. 30268.

Betty Jordan
Mrs. Betty Lee Jordan, age 71 of Ball Ground, Ga., died Friday, June 25, 2010, at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born Feb. 18, 1939 in Cherokee County, Ga., she was preceded in death by her father, James Bradley Brackett. Mrs. Jordan had worked in the Toy Department at the Wal-Mart in Canton and was a member of the Sharp Mountain Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, John ?Shorty? Jordan, Ball Ground; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Dwight Kelley, Ball Ground; son, Dwain Jordan, Ball Ground; mother, Mrs. Zona Lee Haynes, Ball Ground; sisters, Sue Malone, Ball Ground; and Donna Fine, McDonough, Ga.; brothers, Eddie Brackett, Glen and Roy Haynes, all of Ball Ground; grandchildren, Brett Kelley (Emily), Issac Kelley and Katie Jordan; great-grandchildren, Tucker, Wyatt and McKenna Kelley. Nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28 at the Sharp Mtn. Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Hamilton, Justin Haynes and Phillip Burt officiating. Interment followed in Ball Ground First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family did accept flowers or those desiring to do so may make contributions to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure, Breast Cancer Fund, 4840 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, Ga. 30342. Roper Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Martin
Mrs. Ruth Martin, age 84 of Jasper, passed Thursday morning, June 24, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Survivors include her sons, Charles Martin, Belleville, Mi., David Martin, Bellview, Fl., and Ricky Martin, Jasper; and sisters, Louella Williams, Villa Rica, Ga., and Dorothy Keown, S.C. Nine grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Monday, June 28 at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Von Hinton officiating. Interment followed Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. with a graveside service at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Atlanta.

Fred Tobias
Mr. Fred Tobias, age 85 of Bent Tree, passed away at his residence Monday, June 28, 2010.
Mr. Tobias is survived by his sons, Larry Tobias, Florida, and Ed Tobias, California; daughter, Donna Tobias, Bent Tree; and grandchildren, Sara and Samantha Tobias.
An entombment service is scheduled for Thursday, July 1 at 1 p.m. at Sunrise Memorial Gardens Chapel Mausoleum with local Chapter #47 DAV in charge of crypt-side services. The eulogy will be given by Donna Tobias. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.