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Obituaries for October 5, 2017; Bob Evans, Georgia Napolitano, Henry Patterson, Louise Duncan, Adelyn Eubanks, Virginia Keller, Laverne Beasley, Ellen Tatum

Bob Evans

May 29, 1943 - September 13, 2017

Bobby “Bob” Joe Evans, 74, passed away on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.

Bob was born on May 29, 1943 to Elbert and Ethel Evans of Tate, Ga. He was one of 13 children. He left Tate when he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1961. He lived in murfreesboro, Tennessese.

He is survived by his daughter, Sheryl Evans of Murfreesboro; one grandson, Cody Evans and Kalie of California; his special friend, Frances James of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; nine siblings, Cotton and Shirley Evans, Tom and Donna Evans, Tadpole and Brenda Evans, Evelyn Buchanan, Dorothy and J.M. Heath, Linda and David Buchanan, Lou and Larry Grant, Judy and Freddy Baker, Jean and Larry White. 

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Elbert and Ethel Evans, two brothers, Bud and Bill, and one baby sister, Janie.

A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Sept. 13th in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

He will be missed by all.


Georgia Napolitano

April 17, 1970 – September 24, 2017


Georgia Napolitano, 47, of Jasper, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

She is survived by her son, Anthony Napolitano of Jasper; mother and father, Richard and Mary Bohm of Jasper; significant other, Ricky Good of Jasper; brothers, William Madison of Jasper and Guy Madison of Toledo, Ohio.  Several nieces, nephews, and other family members also survive.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home.  The family will be receiving guests Saturday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Roper Funeral Home.

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

Online condolences can be made at


Henry Patterson

Henry Patterson, 82, of Fairmount, GA passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at his residence. He was a member of the Fairmount Masonic Lodge. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., on Thursday, October 05, 2017, at Salacoa Baptist Church with Rev. Herschel Pearce officiating. Interment will follow at Salacoa Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 9 p.m.,  Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at South Canton Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Patterson and daughter, Patricia Patterson.

Survivors include his sons, James & Bonita Patterson, Canton; Wayne & Becky Patterson, Fairmount; Daniel Patterson, White; William Patterson, Fairmount; & Tommy Patterson, Fairmount; daughters, Mary & Joe Pickering, Taylorsville; Jackie & Ronald Wilson, Ranger; Jennie & Jody Moss, Talking Rock.

Numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren also survive.

South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at 


Louise Duncan

July 27, 1948 - September 27, 2017


Mrs. Louise Duncan, 69, of Jasper, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud Lee and Gladys Mae Buchanan Reed and husband, Bud Duncan. She was joined shortly by her great-granddaughter Adelyn Grace “Addie” Eubanks.    

Louise is survived by her children, Denise and Keith Crowe, Lanier and Amanda Hogan; grandchildren, Britanni Eubanks, Lyndsey Crowe, Savanah Crowe, Carter Hogan, Sawyer Hogan, Mitchell and Shannon Grizzle, Sean Crowe; brother and sister-in-law, James and Renee Reed; sister and brother-in-law, Dolly and Larry Pendley.  

Funeral service were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 1 at Four Mile Baptist Church with Reverend Barry Payne, Reverend Ricky Jarrett and Reverend Charlie Buchanan officiating. She was laid to rest with her great-granddaughter, Addie Eubanks, in the church cemetery.    

Flowers were accepted; however those who desire may make contributions to Children’s Health Care in Atlanta.

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

Online condolences can be made at


Adelyn Eubanks

October 28, 2014 - September 28, 2017


Miss Adelyn Grace “Addie” Eubanks, age 2, of Marble Hill, passed away on Thursday September 28, 2017 at Children’s Health Care at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta as the result of an automobile accident. She joined her great-grandmother, Mrs. Louise Duncan.

She is survived by her mother, Brittani Eubanks; her Ty, Tina Pendley; grandparents, Denise and Keith Crowe, James and Andrea Eubanks; great-grandparents, Jan and Glen Crowe; aunts and uncles, Lyndsey Crowe, Savannah Crowe, Sean Crowe, Shannon and Mitchell Grizzle, Bret Rittenberry, Hayden Eubanks, and Kyle Eubanks; great aunt and uncle, Lanier and Amanda Hogan; great-great aunts and uncles, Larry and Dolly Pendley, James and Renee Reed.  Several cousins also survive. 

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 1 at Four Mile Baptist Church with Reverend Barry Payne, Reverend Ricky Jarrett, and Reverend Charlie Buchanan officiating. She was laid to rest with her great-grandmother in the church cemetery.  

Flowers were accepted; however those who desire may make contributions to Children’s Health Care in Atlanta.

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

Online condolences can be made at


Virginia Keller

Mrs. Virginia Keller, 86, of Jasper, passed away Saturday September 2, 2017 at her residence.

Survivors include her husband: Martin Keller of Jasper; sister: Pat Pirkle of Buford; son: Steve Woodliff; granddaughter: Lauren Woodliff; grandson: Matthew Woodliff with wife Kerri Woodliff; great-grandchildren: Avery and Rowan Woodliff; son and daughter-in-law: Michael Woodliff with wife Maria Rachele Woodliff; grandson: Dylan Woodliff with wife Laura Jane Miller, MD; great-grandson: Lucian Woodliff; and granddaughter: Jillian Woodliff with Matt Bailey.

Virginia was a stalwart survivor of the Great Depression in the South. She valued hard work. She was a magnificent quilt-maker. She gifted these quilts to the entire extended family. Her collection of fine ceramics and folk art are highly admired and valued. A naturalist, she taught her children about the wonders of the natural world. She was a wonderful and beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

A Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Good Samaritan Catholic Church, 55 N Church Street, Ellijay, GA 30540 with Father Carlos Vargos officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery in Roswell.

Virginia will always be remembered.


Laverne Beasley

Mrs. Laverne Beasley, 75, of Ball Ground, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Pruitt Healthcare - Jasper.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Randy Cloer and Rev. Franklin King officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Forest Memorial Park Cemetery.  

Mrs. Beasley was of the Baptist faith.  She loved her family and listening to gospel music.

Laverne was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Dean Beasley; sons, Kenneth Beasley and Bobby Beasley; great-grandchild, Joseph David Tyler Gilreath and great-great-grandchild, James Brantley Fitts.  Survivors include her daughters, Angela (Jerry) Millsapps and Lilly Beasley; sister, Margie Edgar; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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


Ellen Tatum

Ellen B. Tatum, 89, of Marietta, GA passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. A celebration of her life will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, October 5th at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta with Rev. Michael McPherson and Rev. Thomas Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in Fairmount, GA, Mrs. Tatum moved to Marietta in 1953. She worked as a credit manager for Grants and Sears, then became a real estate agent for over 40 years. She was proud to have attained membership in the Million Dollar Club for multiple years, and had won the Phoenix Award. She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association, and of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Acworth. Mrs. Tatum also enjoyed playing Bunco in her later years. 

She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, C.C. Tatum.

Survivors include her four children, Troy (Ellen) Tatum, Griffin, GA, Dan Tatum, Marietta, GA, Jeff (Kay) Tatum, Marietta, GA, Pam (Joey) Slaton, Dallas, GA; four siblings, Adez (Gene) Casey, Marietta, GA, James (Barbara) Bennett, Marietta, GA, Jean (Charles) Roach, Jasper, GA, Sheryl (Jerry) Evans, Jasper, GA; seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church c/o Mike Grizzle, 5058 Newpark Drive, NW, Acworth, GA 30101. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Online guest book @


Card of Thanks

Words cannot express how much we appreciate everything that was done during the illness and the loss of our beloved husband, father and “brother,” Hugh Carver. The flowers, food and cards were such a comfort, as were the kind words, thoughts and prayers. A special thanks to the staff at Roper Funeral Home, Dr. McCurdy, Jill Saranthus and the staff of Piedmont Physicians at Mountainside, Compassus Hospice, Comfort Keepers, CVS Pharmacy employees, and everyone else that helped in any way during the last few weeks. Thank you to Reverends Edwin Weaver, Nathan Smith, Johnny McPherson, Daryl Bailey and Brother Kevin Roper for the comfort of the spirit we could feel in the preaching and prayers, to Aaron Ingram and the singers for the beautiful singing that Hugh loved so much, and to everyone that took time to come to the funeral home or the funeral. We love each of you and pray that God will bless you bountifully in the days and years to come.

The Family of Hugh Carver

Elaine Carver

Michael Carver

Ruth and Jerry Payne

Charles and Dallas Bishop