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Betty Bartlett
Mrs. Betty Zane Bartlett, age 84 of Smyrna, Ga., died Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton, Ga. following a period of declining health.
Born Dec. 7, 1925 in Fort Fairfield, Ma., she was the daughter of the late Roy Alexander and Belle Kinniy Clarke. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Junior Bartlett.
Mrs. Bartlett had worked in the Admissions Office of Autumn Breeze Nursing Home and was a member of the Cool Springs Baptist Church in Pickens County.
Survivors include, daughter and son-in-law, Pamela White, Jasper, Ga., and Paula and Danny Lambert, Smyrna, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, George Jr. and Kim Bartlett, Roswell, Ga.; grandchildren, Kimberly and Bill Allen, Ball Ground, Ga., Joshua David and Brittney White, North Carolina, Zachary White, Roswell, Ga., Charles Bartlett, Amelia Island, Fl., Kendall Bartlett, Athens, Ga., Heather and Run Sanh, Hiram, Ga., and Lauren and Kylie Lambert, both of Smyrna, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Bella White, North Carolina, and Emma Sanh, Hiram, Ga.; and sister, Leona ?Tickie? Allen, Maine. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 8 from Cool Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Martin officiating. Entombment followed in the Lake Forest Memorial Park Mausoleum. Roper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Muriel Mowery Hollingshead, age 87 of Jasper, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010 at her residence.
Survivors include her son, Rex Carlisle; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Herman, Sr. and the late Judy Hollingshead and Johnny and Mary Hollingshead, all of Jasper; and special niece and nephew, Cindy and Alan Timms, Jasper. Several other nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hollingshead; son, Richard Mowery; and brother-in-law, Edward Hollingshead.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 7 from Bible Way House of Worship in Talking Rock with the Rev. Johnny Hollingshead and Cindy and Alan Timms officiating. Interment of the cremains will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens at a later date. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to Cagle Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Lois Holcombe
Mrs. Lois Caylor Holcombe, age 87 of Jasper, Ga., passed early Tuesday morning, August 3, 2010 at her residence.
Survivors include her brothers, Phillip Caylor, Jasper, Billy Caylor, Roswell, and Jerry Caylor, McMinnville, Tn.; sisters, Evelyn Duvall, Calhoun, Nancy Gail Wheeler, Louisville, Ky., and Jewell Caylor Godfrey, Jasper; grandchildren, Tim and Tracy Wheeler, Donna Weaver and Teddy Wheeler; great-grandchildren, Carrie Russell-Howlende, Donnie and Sierra Wheeler, Nicole Weaver, Chelsea Wheeler and Dylan Weaver; and great-great-grandchild, Breanna Russell-Howlende.
Mrs. Holcombe was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Holcombe; daughter, Norma Holcombe Wheeler; brother, Clarence Caylor; and sister, Georgia Mae Cornette.
The funeral service was held Thursday, August 5 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Revs. Buck Parker and Ronnie Ray officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Tim, Tracy and Donnie Wheeler, Mike Weaver and Jeff and Mark Caylor serving as pallbearers.

Esther Fountain
Mrs. Esther Holbert Fountain, age 91 of Jasper, Ga., passed Friday afternoon, August 6, 2010 at Heritage Health Care in Jasper.
Survivors include her sons, Vernon and Charles Holbert, Jasper, and Roger Holbert, Florida; daughter, Ruth Taylor, Jasper; brother, Clarence Mealer, Douglasville; and sister, Bonnie Parks, Dalton, Ga. Ten grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held Sunday, August 8 at 2 p.m. from Crossroads Baptist Church with the Revs. Buck Parker, Robert Allen and Grant Wade officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Phillip and Jeff Taylor, Mark, Eric, Charlie and Nicholas Holbert serving as pallbearers. Cagle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ida Stephens
Mrs. Ida Stephens, age 95 of Calhoun, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2010, at Calhoun Health Care.
She was a native of Gordon County, born on April 13, 1915 to the late Luke and Lula Wyatt Dutton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William S. Stephens; brothers, Melvin, J.C., Otto and Otis Dutton; and sisters, Edith Downer, Bonnie Payne and Jewel Wright.
Prior to her retirement at age 82, Mrs. Stephens had been employed by Wellco Carpets an Calhoun Health Care. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Gene Stephens, Hinton; brother and sister-in-law, Hansel and Sybil Dutton, Erwin Hill Community; and grandchildren Gary Stephens, Calhoun, and Brian Padgett, Winchester, Va. A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
A graveside service was conducted Monday, August 9 at 2 p.m. from Gordon Memorial Gardens with Rev. Harold Blackstock officiating. Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Willard Shull, Jr.
Willard Monroe Shull, Jr., resident of Jasper, Ga., died August 8, 2010 at St. Vincent Health System in Erie, Pa. while vacationing with his wife at the nearby Chautauqua Institution. He was 80 years old and died quickly and painlessly of a severe internal hemorrhage. He never knew that he was in any danger while he was under the care of the optimistic ICU staff at St. Vincent.
Born in Indianapolis, In. to Willard M. Shull, Sr. and Ruth Barrett Shull, he was encouraged to pursue his passion for the violin, which he discovered at the age of 8. He later attended Shortridge High School, where he performed as Concertmaster and librarian for the school orchestra and began freelancing in community orchestras in the area. After receiving a Bachelor and Master of Music in Violin from Indiana University School of Music he served in the 7th Army Orchestra. As a member of the orchestra in the 1950?s he was an ambassador for the US in European countries rebuilding from WW2.
Returning from Europe to Indiana University, Willard received a Music Education degree and moved to Rome, Ga. to become a member of the music faculty at Shorter College, freelancing for 2 years in the early ?60s with the fledgling Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. When Robert Shaw became music director of the ASO in 1967, Mr. Shull auditioned and became Assistant Concertmaster of what would soon become a world-renowned organization. He moved his family to Sandy Springs, Ga.
Mr. Shull was respected by his peers, Maestro Shaw and subsequent ASO conductors for his loyalty to the orchestra and his desire to be part of a well prepared and dynamic ensemble. He was deeply affected by anything that stood in the way of the orchestra?s mission. He appreciated all of the conductors of the ASO for the contributions they made to the growth of the orchestra and was reluctant to retire at the age of 75.
His primary hobby for much of his life was fine wood working. It was his solace and a relief from the rigors of music performance. He bought his first motorcycle when he was 49 years old and sold his last one when he was 79. He and his wife rode two-up for thousands of miles from shore to shore in the US and in Europe. In addition to these trips, he rode his cycle regularly to and from rehearsals and performances. He often was recognized by symphony patrons as he parked near the 15th street entrance with his 1763 Landolfi violin bungeed to the passenger seat, even on cold winter evenings. He said that no matter how tedious a rehearsal or performance was, he could always shake off the stress on his ride home to Sandy Springs.
Willard loved the natural beauty of his surroundings as much as he did playing great music. Spending time in the mountains was restorative, so after he retired from music playing in 2005, he moved with his wife and two dogs, Cokie and Schatzie II, to the Bent Tree Community in Jasper, Ga. It was there he found his greatest contentment in peaceful surroundings with time to reflect on his good fortune in having chosen the paths he took in his life. He also continued to enjoy frequent trips to Atlanta to hear his former ASO colleagues perform.
Mr. Shull is survived by his wife of 36 years, Suzanne Munn Shull. He also is survived by his first wife, Rebecca Lane Weaver, Jonesboro, Ga.; their daughters, Victoria Shull Owen and Cecily Shull, Stockbridge, Ga., as well as their husbands, Gary Owen and Robert Wilson. In addition, he has two granddaughters, Melissa Anne Smith and Cecily Catherine Smith.
Willard?s farewell wishes were very clear. He wanted to be cremated and ?throw a party? for the family and friends he loved. This will take place in Sandy Springs in September and future announcements will be made. If you wish to honor him, he would be pleased for you to give to your favorite charity or to the Indiana University School of Music.