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Obituaries from Dec. 12, 2019; Cecil Sweat, Steve Pettigrew, David Kiser (Red Turtle), Martha Bryant, Lloyd Jones, Kathy Lawton, Richard Patterson, Danny Beasley, Ruby Williams, George Goodman

Cecil Sweat

Cecil Edward Sweat, 78, of Jasper, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2019 at his home. He was born November 6, 1941 to Claudie Theodore and Mary Elizabeth "Tom" Sweat in Canton, Georgia.

Mr. Sweat is survived by his wife Linda Sweat of Marble Hill; daughter, Stacy Gentry and Chris Jordan of Nelson; sister, Claudette Cantrell of Canton; brother and sister-in-law, Dewey and Willa Sweat of Mesa Arizona; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Joann Tomblin of Dublin; granddaughter, Kaya Jordan; special aunt, Yvonne Disharoon; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Claudie and Mary Elizabeth "Tom" Sweat; sister, Doris Lee; brother, Wayne Sweat; son-in-law, Adam Gentry and grandson, Roger Green.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 8, 2019 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home  at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend Buck Parker, Reverend Ted Estes and Reverend Nathan Smith officiating. Interment followed at Lake Forest Memorial Park. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

Steve Pettigrew

Charles "Steve" Pettigrew, 53, formerly of Jasper, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Pruitt Health Blue Ridge.   He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Pettigrew, grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Pettigrew and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gibson.

He is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Saydell and Robert Duncan of Canton, sister, Judy Pettigrew of Jasper, along with cousins, aunts, uncles, and one niece as well as his extended family and friends at Pruitt Health Blue Ridge.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Roper Funeral Home to help with expenses.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

David Kiser (Red Turtle)

 

David Allen Kiser, 76, formerly of West Jefferson, NC, passed away at his home in Tate, GA on December 4, 2019.  David was born on October 15, 1943 in Jefferson City, Tennessee to James Luther Kiser and Beulah Reeves Kiser. 

David was very involved in Native American affairs and activities. He was supportive of the Metis Nation and was known to them by the name Red Turtle. 

He is survived by his sister, Katherine Kiser McGrady and her husband, Roger McGrady of Wilkesboro, NC. 

Private services will be held in Georgia and North Carolina.

Mr. Kiser leaves behind a legacy of love and friendship.  He was loved and respected by his many friends and tribe members. He has supported many circles throughout his lifetime.  The four that have touched his heart so deeply are: Mountain Wisdom Inc., One World Spiritual Center, Twelve Stone Farms (a horse rescue farm) and Many Horses Foundation.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may to made to one of the following organizations:

Mountain Wisdom, Inc.,131 Wind Wing Way, Ellijay, GA 30536

One World Spiritual Center, 1575 Old Alabama Rd., Suite 213, Roswell, GA 30076

Twelve Stone Farms, 576 Bunch Ct. Talking Rock, GA 30175

Many Horses Foundation      www.manyhorses.org

 

Martha Bryant

 

Martha Elizabeth Bryant, 95, of Jasper, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Grandview Health Care in Jasper. She was born October 14, 1924 to W. D.  and Ruby Susan Webb in Atlanta.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Reynolds of Dallas, Joan and John Holmes of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Sherrie and Les Fannin of McDonough, Jennie Mashburn of Dallas; grandchildren, Wendy Golden of Marble Hill, Allison James, John Mark Holmes of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Steven Holmes of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Martha Mulas of Ravensburg, Germany, Ginger Mayo of Dallas, Georgia; six great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019  at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Les Fannin officiating. (2000 Marietta Blvd NW; Atlanta, GA 30318)

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory. 

 

Lloyd Jones

 

Lloyd C. Jones, 94, of Jasper, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at Wildwood Health Care.  He was born May 12, 1925 to William Thomas and Carrie B. Jones in Pickens County.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Wilma Jean Jones of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Diane Jones of Jasper; daughter-in-law, Barbara Jones of Jasper; grandchildren, Mickey and Kim Jones, Anita Hayes, Nathan Jones, Brian and Lindsay Jones, Angela and Jay Bird; great-grandchildren, Ethan Jones, Evan Jones, Ariel Hayes, Ansley Hayes, Laney Jones, Gracie Jones, Hayden Jones, Harper Jones, Christian Hosbach, Reagan Hosbach; special nephews, Tommy Massey, Jim Jones; and several other nieces, nephews, and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Alan Jones and David Jones; step-grandson, Allen Cantrell.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Chaplain Roland Nelson officiating and Mickey Jones speaking.   The interment followed in the Jasper City Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

Kathy Lawton

March 13, 1998 - December 6, 2019

Miss Kathy Lawton, 21, of Stockbridge, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at Piedmont Athens General Hospital.

Miss Lawton is survived by her mother, Meredith Darlene Harris of Stockbridge; father, Barney Lawton of Lovejoy; step-fathers, Allen Harris of Stockbridge and Dr. Carl of Jasper; grandfather, Ward Lawton of South Carolina; brothers, Daniel Harris and John Harris of Stockbridge; sister, Nina Jameson of Stockbridge; niece, Sara Jameson of Stockbridge.

Visitation is Saturday, December 14, from noon until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Minister Stacy Myers officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Spina Bifida of Atlanta.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lawton family.

 

Richard Patterson

October 21, 1951 - December 5, 2019

Mr. Richard "Dickie" Patterson, 68, of Talking Rock, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Mr. Patterson is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Victoria Patterson of Talking Rock; sons, Benjamin Patterson of Ellijay and Jeremy Patterson of Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Michael Lowery of Ellijay; step-sons, Shane Buchanan and Christopher Patterson; brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Cathy Clark of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Martha Sue and Terry Godfrey of Jasper; sisters, Karen Jordan of Jasper and Deborah Thomas of Jasper; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Patterson was preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Sue Clark; brother, Henny Clark; sister, Julia Mead.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Cagle Funeral Home.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Patterson family.

 

Danny Beasley

October 30, 1960 - December 2, 2019

Mr. Danny Beasley, 59, of Tate, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Beasley is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Steve Fulton of Ellijay and Tammy and Ricky Cox of Jasper; nieces and nephews, Lacy Richard, Lindsey Banks, Amber Cox and Ryne Cox; great-nieces and nephews, Jazzmine Barnes, Gunner Banks, Grey Banks, Kiley, Kaleb, Kolby and Kenley Richard.

Mr. Beasley was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Edna Mae Beasley and brother, Randy Beasley.

Visitation is Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday, 8 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Rev. Adam Banks and Rev. Buck Parker officiating.

Interment will be at Town Creek Baptist Church Cemetery following the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Ryne Cox, Nick Richard, Matt Banks, Rex Garland, Craig Poole, Steve Fulton, Ray Poole and Russell Teague.                                    Honorary Pallbearers: Ricky Cox, Gunner Banks, Jazzmine Barnes, Evans Ensley, Charles Timms, Larry Timms and Tommy Matthews.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Beasley family.

 

Ruby Williams

September 22, 1919 - December 10, 2019

Mrs. Ruby E. Williams, 100, of Jasper, formerly of Decatur, passed away Tuesday December 10, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Lee Wilson of Jasper; sister, Belva Garland of Irwin, TN; grandchildren, Laura Marie Wilson Murdaugh and David Patrick Wilson; great-grandchildren, Ellie Murdaugh, Grace Leah Murdaugh and Hudson Wilson; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Williams; son, Scott Williams; also by her other brothers and sisters.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alzheimers Association.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Williams family.

 

George Goodman

George Alton Goodman,  85, of Big Canoe died  Monday, December 9, 2019 after a brief illness.  

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Goodman of Big Canoe; daughters, Stacy (Jim) Scott, Terri (Ron) Johnson; step-son, Todd (Laura) Earley.  Grandchildren include Zack, Natalie, Lily, Ian, Seth, and Jackson.  Also surviving is his brother, Steve Goodman.

Al was born in McDonough, Georgia in 1934, one of 10 children. During his career he lived in Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte and Nashville. He enjoyed golf, college football, traveling, walking the trails of Big Canoe and being with his friends.

Al retired to Big Canoe in 1996 after being in management for Yellow Freight System.

A Memorial Service is planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Big Canoe Chapel with a reception to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Al to the Big Canoe Chapel Music Program.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.