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Obituaries for June, 8, 2017; David Peardon, Carl Palmer, Betty Green, Crystal Wittling, Minnie Talley, Kaye Little

David Peardon

November 11, 1956 –May 26, 2017


David Richard Peardon,  60, of Talking Rock, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. He was born November 11, 1956 to Roy Henry and Marie Peardon in Newark, New Jersey.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Peardon of Talking Rock; children, Dava Hurt, Jennifer Stookey, Angela Bosshart, Russell Avery, Karen Hulen; brothers, Edsel Peardon, Ronald Peardon, Allen Peardon; sisters, Margaret Sewell, Shirley Peardon; fourteen grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Living Word Church at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Living Word Church in honor of Mr. Peardon.

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

Online condolences can be made at


Carl Palmer

July 6, 1936 - May 24, 2017


Carl Palmer, 80, of Jasper, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Palmer was born July 6, 1936 to the late Dainie and Eustis Palmer in Manchester, Georgia.

Mr. Palmer is survived by his wife, Janet Palmer of Jasper; children, Douglas Lee Palmer of Lilburn, John Forrest Palmer of Tucker, Joel Barry Palmer of Hoschton; grandchildren, Douglas Lee Palmer Jr., Allison Allen, Matthew Palmer, Sarah Moore, Anna Palmer, Jackson McKibbin, Alyssa Coble, Andrew Coble; great-grandchildren, Cristopher Levi Palmer, Peyton Douglas Allen, Jay Coble; sister, Dianna Revels.

A private family memorial service was held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an animal rescue of choice in Mr. Palmer’s name.

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

Online condolences can be made at


Betty Green

Betty Sosebee Green, of Nelson, Georgia, passed away at her residence on June 2, 2017 just two days shy of her 90th birthday. She was the daughter of the late Hill and Jeanette Sosebee, also of Nelson and sister to the late John Hilliard Sosebee and Virginia (Jenny) Watkins Hufford of Gainesville.

Surviving are her three daughters, Virginia McCann of Atlanta, Pat Hughes of Holly Springs, and Annette (Gary) Ledford of Tate.  Seven grandchildren, Terri Combs, Stacey Gaglione, Matt (McKenzie) Hughes, James Eubanks, Aimee (Mike) McLean, Christy (Hal) Hamrick, Eric Ledford; eighteen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a host of much loved nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.  

Betty was a member of the Ball Ground Methodist Church. She enjoyed many hobbies over the years, including gardening, raising goats and chickens, reading, painting, and knitting, but nothing pleased her more than spending time with her children, their families, a favorite cousin (Fran Bishop) and her friends.  

A private family service was held at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Jasper, Georgia.


Roper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Crystal Wittling

Mrs. Crystal Dawn Wittling, 31, of Ball Ground, GA, died Wednesday May 31, 2017.

She was born December 12, 1985 in Gwinnett County.

She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Wittling; parents, Douglas & Yvonne Waters Padgett; brother, Steven Padgett of Jasper; sister, Kristy Ingle of Ellijay; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Angela Wittling; sister-in-law, Alexis Wittling; brother-in-law, Jimmy Wittling, all of Superior, WI; nieces & nephews, Brittany Reed, Brent Padgett and Tyler Padgett, all of Marble Hill; Mackenzie Padgett and Chloe Padgett of Jasper. Several aunts and uncles also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 30 at 2 p.m. from the Arbor Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Sanford Fountain and Rev. Greg Long officiating. Music was by Larry Padgett. Pallbearers were: Dempsey Jumper, Brent, Tyler and Chris Padgett, Randall Buchannan, Lee Williams, and Jimmy Wittling. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.


Minnie Talley

Minnie L. Talley, 81, of Ball Ground, GA passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Fred H. Talley, Sr.; brother, John D. Shepherd; parents, Perry and Lola Messer Shepherd. 

Mrs. Talley is survived by her daughter, Janice Gayla Talley-Riddle, Ball Ground, GA; son, Fred H. Talley, Jr and wife, Gina, Talking Rock, GA; grandchildren, Seth Douglas Talley and his wife Heather, Erica Brooke Celler and her husband Eric, Emily Armanda Talley, and Ashleigh Lynn Riddle; great grandchild, David Grayson Riddle; sisters, Betty Tallent, Greenville, SC, Janice C. and David Younce, Murphy, NC; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Maxine Shepherd, Candler, NC, Robert and Judy Shepherd, Ray and Barbara Shepherd, Kenneth and Shirley Shepherd, Raymond and Laverne Shepherd, all of Franklin, NC; and brother Steve Shepherd, Franklin; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Mrs. Talley was born on July 17, 1935 in Franklin, NC. She was a 1953 graduate of Franklin High School. She worked for the state of Georgia in food services, and she was a homemaker.  Mrs. Talley was a member of Ball Ground United Methodist Church, and a member of Overseas Dancers Association. She enjoyed traveling and square dancing.  

There will be a graveside service on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the GA National Cemetery in Canton, GA with Rev. Ash McEuen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Minnie Talley.

To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at  Arrangements By: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133. 


Kaye Little

Mrs. Kaye Little, 71, of Canton, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Woodstock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 from the Sosebee Memorial Chapel.  Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Mrs. Little lived her life trusting in the Lord.  She was a devoted christian and mother who dearly loved her family.

Kaye was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ivy Ardell Little; daughter, Kristy Leigh Trippe and parents, Rev. Robert Jesse and Ruth Mae Smith.  Survivors include her children, Kevin Douglas Smith and Tearsa Kaye Helton; sisters, Faye Jarrett and Sharion Manous; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a host of family and friends.

Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA is honored to serve the family.  770-479-2131.



Card of Thanks

The family of Clarence M. Jones wish to thank everyone that thought of him during his passing.

Thank you to everyone for bringing food, sending flowers, your donations to Free Hope Baptist Church, your calls, cards, visits and especially your prayers.

Thank you to the pallbearers Cody Grant, Jason Satterfield, Cory Eubanks, Dorsey Jones, Joey Jones, John Jones; and honorary pallbearers Grant Satterfield and Cody Jones.

We appreciate the singers for the beautiful songs and the music that was played.

Thank you to Roper Funeral Home and his staff for all you did for us. your kindness made it an easier time for us.

Thank you to Connie and staff at Jasper Florist for the beautiful blanket and flowers that you made for Clarence.

Thank you to Pruitt Healthcare and Homestead Hospice for all the good care that you gave to Clarence. We especially want to thank all of the family and friends that supported him during his last days, the many hours that you sat with him and talked with him, and for giving him comfort.

We will never forget you and may God bless and keep you always.

With much love,

Charles and Jackie Grant and Family

Billy and Jenny Jones and Family

Frances Stanfield and Sandra Stanfield