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Obituaries for April 6, 2017: James Tenney, Joseph Gallardo, Ollie Mae Hightower, Donald Bouwmans, Junior Eubanks, Alan Jones, Troy Carver

James Tenney


James Gary Tenney, 70, of Talking Rock, GA, was met by God's loving embrace March 27th, 2017 with his devoted beloved wife by his side. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. 

Jim was born August 18th, 1946 in Geneva, Ohio and later served in the Navy. Jim was an avid outdoors-man; who could build or fix anything. His zest for life was apparent to all around him; including his pets. Jim truly felt loved and at home in Talking Rock. 

Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue Ray Tenney of Talking Rock; daughter, Ann Marie Nelson of Old Town, Florida; granddaughters, Nicole Tenney, Rachael Nelson, and Rebekah Nelson, all of Florida; daughter, Tiffany Tenney (Jason Sleigh) of Jefferson, Ohio; granddaughter, Aurora Sleigh of Jefferson, Ohio; sister, Patricia (Wilson) Cole of Albion, Pennsylvania; sister, Carol (Allen) Tantari of Conneaut, Ohio; Brother in law, C.E. Ray of Talking Rock; brother in law, Howard (Joanna) Ray of Jasper; sister in law, Betty Sitten of Talking Rock. Several nieces and nephews; all cherished by Jim. 

Proceeded in death by his parents, Jack and Eleanor Tenney; sisters, Donna Campbell and Jackie Manes; nephew, Wayne Cole; and brother in law, Austin Campbell. 

The family would like to thank everyone who helped Jim throughout this last year. As he would say "lets git er done!"  

Services provided by Georgia Funeral Care of Acworth, GA.  

Joseph Gallardo


Mr. Jose Gallardo, 91, of Jasper, passed away Saturday March 25, 2017 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. 

Mr. Gallardo is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Josephine & Aventino Calvetti of Brookfield, IL, Rachel & Raymond Neidel of Marietta, Connie & Kent Houghton of Jasper; sister, Mercedes Macias of Roswell; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Gallardo was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and mother of his children, Mercedes "Avila" Gallardo; his son, Raymond; his daughters, Christine Kapsa and Josephine Gallardo; his wife Roseanne, and brothers and sisters. 

The funeral mass was held held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30 at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church with Father Byrd officiating. Pallbearers were Kent Houghton, Pete Calvetti, Aventino Calvetti, Adam Gallardo, Ray Neidel, and Matthew Bolson.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gallardo family. Online condolences may be made at

Ollie Mae Hightower


Mrs. Ollie Mae Hightower, 87, of the Big Ridge Community, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at her residence. 

Mrs. Hightower is is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip & Linda Hightower of Ludville Community, Jerry & Dorothy Hightower of Ludville Community, Bo Hightower of Ludville Community, and Rodley Hightower of Ludville Community; daughter, Ethel Long of Ludville Community; brothers, William Verlon Stone of Ludville Community and Larry Stone of Ludville Community; sisters, Myrtice Swafford of Damascus Community, Ruthell Cornett of Ludville Community, Geneva Fountain of Ludville Community, and Faye Young of Ludville Community; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 5 from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until prior to the funeral service. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6 from the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Hightower and Chris Pack officiating. Interment at Mountain Cemetery. Pallbearers that served: Bo Hightower, Jerry Hightower, Wads Hightower, Timothy Hightower, Rodley Hightower, Jason Long, and Jonathan Long.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hightower family. Online condolences may be made at



Donald Bouwmans


In loving memory.

On April 1st, 2017, our brother in Christ, Donald Alton Bouwmans made his journey home. Let go of all that weighs you down, those broken wings are healed by the love and forgiveness of Gods love. Spread your wings and fly high with the angels. Donnie was a beloved father, brother, son and friend. Prayers are lifted up by all who loved him. A private memorial for family and friends will be held at a later date.

Pslam 23 The lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake. Yea, though I wallk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil: my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


Junior Eubanks

November 14, 1926 - 

April 2, 2017 


Reverend Junior Lee Eubanks, 90, of Ball Ground, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Pruitt Healthcare in Jasper.

Junior was born November 14, 1926 in Pickens County to Maynard and Cora Eubanks.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Charles Holbert of Talking Rock, Shirley and Mark Chadwick of Ball Ground; grandchildren, Charlie and Lori Holbert, Angela and Chad Presley, and Shane Chadwick; great-grandchildren, John Holbert, Josh Holbert, Ella Holbert, Dalton Presley, Allie Presley, Shae Chadwick and Sy Chadwick.  Several other family members also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Eubanks.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Keith Cook, Reverend James Rich, Reverend Sanford Fountain, and Reverend Jimmy Chester officiating. Interment will follow in Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Roper Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The family will accept flowers but would prefer donations be made to Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper, GA.

Online condolences can be made at



Alan Jones

August 20, 1952 – 

March 27, 2017


Alan Richard Jones, 64, of Jasper passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at North Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Alan was born August 20, 1952 in Pickens County to Lloyd and Jean Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jones of Jasper; sons and daughter-in-law, Nathan Jones of Jasper, Brian and Lindsey Jones of Jasper; parents, Lloyd and Jean Jones of Jasper; grandchildren, Hayden Jones, Laney Jones, Gracie Jones, Harper Jones; brother, Larry Jones. Several other friends and family members also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Jones.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Gary Reece and James Ray officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper.

Online condolences can be made at

Troy Carver


Mr. Troy Wayne Carver, 78, of Calhoun, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Gordon Hospital. He was born in Pickens County, GA on February 28, 1939, son of the late Lance Albert and Lois Patterson Carver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Wofford Carver. 

Troy was a retired textile supervisor, and was a member of Hinton Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Jason Jaco of Calhoun; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Thurmand and Mary Carver of Talking Rock, Howard and Judy Carver of Talking Rock, and James Carver of Calhoun; a sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Emory Watson of Blue Ridge; his grandson, Jordan Tanner Jaco; and step-grandchildren, Hannah, Taylor, Jared, and Jada Jaco. Several nieces and nephews, and special friend and caregiver, Misty Clements, also survive. 

Services to honor the life of Mr. Troy Wayne Carver will be held Thursday, April 6th at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Gene Childers, Rev. Eddie Brannon, and Rev. Kenny Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Hinton Community Cemetery. Pallbearers serving will include Trenton Roper, Barry Roper, Joey Strickland, Tony Watson, David Carver, and Howard Carver. Honorary pallbearers are Lane Strickland, Alec Strickland, Bobby Darnell, Will Hughes, Larry Robertson, and Mike Woodward. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 5th from 3 until 9 p.m. 

Condolences may be left at Funeral arrangements for Mr. Troy Wayne Carver are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.