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Obituaries for July 6, 2017; Terry Bunch, Ethel Willard

Terry Bunch

April 2, 1972 – June 24, 2017


Mr. Terry Anthony Bunch, 45, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.  Mr. Bunch was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Bunch.

Terry is survived by his wife, Lora Dillard Bunch of Jasper; children, Teri Bunch, Ian Denney, Noah Bunch, and Tristan Bunch all of Jasper; mother, Barbara Sue Bunch of the Jerusalem Community; sister and brother-in-law, Tracy and Andy Bannister of the Jerusalem Community; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Kellie Bunch of Ball Ground; sister, Miranda Bunch of the Jerusalem Community; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Brenda and Grady Nunley.  Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Terry was cremated and a memorial service will be held 7 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Roper Park, Ball Field 3.  A balloon release and candle lighting will be part of the ceremony.  Please bring a balloon and/or candle to participate.

The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Terry Bunch Memorial Fund; Roper Funeral Home; 206 Holly Street; Jasper, Georgia 30143.

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

Online condolences can be made at


Ethel Willard

Mrs. Ethel C. Willard, 92, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Pruitt Health - Jasper.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 from the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bryan Goodwin and Rev. Clyde Boling officiating.  Interment followed in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  

Mrs. Willard enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking, baking, canning, sewing and yard selling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thad Willard; children, Veleda Herndon, Junior Gravley, Don Gravley, Sue West and Randy Gravley; and grandson, Bobby Herndon.  Survivors include her grandchildren, Johnny Herndon, Carolyn Patterson, Ricky Herndon, Betty Kelley, Penny Burell, David Gravley, Stacy West, Tracy West and Alicia Gravley; brothers, Ernest Frix and Jack Frix; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

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