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Obituaries for October 12, 2017 - Leah Wright, Randall Wilkins, Shawn Mask

Leah Wright

August 20, 1985-October 5, 2017


Mrs. Leah Hollifield Wright, 32, of Jasper passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at her home.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Jodi Hollifield.  

She is survived by her children, Victoria JoAnn Wright, Christian Jacob Wright; mother, Angie Norton Hughes; father, Douglas Lee Hollifield; grandparents, Jack and JoAnn Norton; sisters, Kayla Hollifield, Sydney Hollifield; brother, Dylan Hollifield.  Several aunts, uncles, and other relatives also survive.  

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 9 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Ben Kiker and Reverend Max Caylor officiating. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

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

Online condolences can be made at


Randall Wilkins

February 6, 1963 – October 6, 2017


Randall Scott Wilkins, 54, of Fairmount, passed away Friday, October 06, 2017 at his home.

Scott was born February 6, 1963 in Tate to Weldon and Annie Ruth Bryant Wilkins.

He is survived by his son, Randall Wilkins of Jasper; his better half, Evelyn Jeanette Woods of Fairmount; brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas and Kathy Wilkins of Jasper, Danny and Jimmie Nell of Canton.  Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 8, 2017 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. Interment followed at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

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


Shawn Mask

Shawn D. Mask, 15, of Jasper, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Jake Padgett and Don Torreo officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Jasper.  

Shawn was a student at Pickens County High School where he was on the football team and baseball team. He loved sports and had been selected for the All Tournament at LakePoint in Emerson. Shawn was a member of Canton Church of Christ. He never met a stranger and loved spending time with his family and friends. 

Survivors include his parents, Wesley and Jenny Mask; brothers, Devin Mask and Dylan Mask; grandparents, Rick and Chris Coker and Ricky and Tammy Walker; great-grandmothers, Mary Wood and Hazel Coker; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. 

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


Card of Thanks

Every child should have parents that love them, takes care of them, feed them well, nurture their spirits, teach them the true values of life, and always stand by them. We were blessed with those parents, and pay tribute to them while we thank the people of Pickens County, and the area, for the support we received during our lives.

On September 7, 2017 our family matriarch Zelma (Brooks) McClure passed away at the age of 95. We celebrated her life in the same church, Friendship Baptist, with loving family and friends where we spent our entire lives. She will truly be missed but never forgotten because each of us carries special loving memories of her to pass on. A wise soul, who loved God and never doubted the power of prayer, could quote a bible verse, verbatim, that address every life situation. She was also a woman of true conviction admired for her continued commitment to her friends.

We are very appreciative of all the support, words of comfort, love, and prayers from you all. Many of our pleasant childhood memories are from here and during this grieving period it is good to know our friends are still here. We thank you for the lessons learned about true friendship, commitment, and sacrifice. 

Both our parents were hard working, service driven people believing in a few basic principles for a successful life. Be kind and respectful to every person you meet, help anyone that needs help, and make family foremost in your actions and thoughts. These principles were shared by all the families in our community, in a time when everyone supported everyone else. These life principles have not been lost in Pickens County and we thank you for keeping that same sensibility. It is wonderful to have grown up in a community that appreciates the commitments and sacrifices made by them and others.

Thank you, Pickens County, for loving us, always being there for us, and continuing to support us. We love you back.

The family of I D and Zelma McClure