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Obituaries for March 29, 2018; Doris Carter, John Darnell III, Oliver Fountain,

Doris Carter

Mrs. Doris Carter, born Doris Elaine Smith in Toccoa, Ga on June 9, 1929. Mrs. Carter has been a resident of Jasper since 1982. She is the daughter of the Late Homer Edward Smith and Ruby Mae Shearer Smith. As a Pentecostal Minister, Doris served with her husband, Rev. Kenneth Carlton Carter, at Burnt Mountain Holy Bible Church in Jasper, Ga.  

Mrs. Cater is survived by her husband, Rev. Kenneth Carter of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Bill & Virginia Hulsey of Springfield, MA; stepson and wife, Kenneth & Chelsea Carter of Jasper; daughter & son-in-law, Elaine & Mike Evans of Bowersville; daughter, Louyse Scott of Clarksville; stepdaughter and husband, Carla & Del Banks of Jasper; sister-in-law, Myra Smith of Newnan; special niece and caregiver, Beverly Carter;  grandson and wife, Trey and Jessie Hulsey of North Wales, PA; grandson, Jared Hulsey of Springfield, MA; granddaughters and husbands, Michelle & Jason Colquitt of Winterville, GA, Jessica & Jeziel Gonzalez of Wilbraham, MA and Milissa & Tom Molieri of Philadelphia, PA; great-grandsons, J.J. and William Gonzalez; great-granddaughters, Lydia Gonzalez and Olivia Molieri; several nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren. 

Doris was preceded in death her brothers, Jerry Smith and Ed Smith; sisters, Kate Fullbright and Frances Carter. 

Mrs. Carter was first married to the late William Floyd Hulsey, SR. 

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018 in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev Grady Walden officiating. 

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting family and friends make donations to the charity of their choice in Memory of Mrs. Carter.  

Cagle is honored to serve the Carter family. 


John Darnell III

John Sherman Darnell III, 83, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 in Ocean Springs, MS.

Mr. Darnell lived in Ocean Springs for 44 years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and retired with 23 years of service. He also retired from the electrical department of Ingalls Shipbuilding. He was a friend of Bill W.

John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Henrietta Darnell and great-granddaughter, Marley DelaCruz.

Survivors include his wife of 59 and a half years, Lucy Darnell; sons, John Robin Darnell, Barry Keith Darnell, Jamey Sean Darnell (Tina), and Todd Andrew Darnell; sisters, Rebecca Forrester (Dan) and Hettie Young (Alvin); eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The memorial service was held Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer you make a donation to the charity of your choice. 


Oliver Fountain

Oliver Lewis Fountain,  78, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his home. He was born February 23, 1940 to John and Mattie Grace Fountain in Tate. 

Survivors include his wife, Joan Morris Fountain; daughters, Sue Mundy, Katherine Garland, Ann Fountain; son, Moss Fountain; step-son, Danny Buchanan;  sisters, Ora Grace Wright,  Ona Jane Tippens;  eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by son, William Fountain and wife, Martha Fountain.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018 at Antioch Baptist Church with Reverend Grant Wade, Reverend Buck Parker, and Reverend Sanford Fountain officiating.   Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Pall bearers were Lanny Wright, Justin Fountain, Joe Fountain, Zack Garland, Tony Tippens, and Michael Tippens.

Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  


Card of Thanks from the family of Mary Ann Bozeman

January 14, 1942 - March 16, 2018


...Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. Luke 8:52

When I cross that silent sea

And those home lights beckon me

I’ll feel no pain, I’ll feel no harm

Safe, secure in Jesus’ arms!


The family of Mary Ann Bozeman wishes to express our sincere gratitude for your many kindnesses, and for the condolences and support extended to us during this difficult time.

We want to express special appreciation to Reverend Harold Bottoms and Reverend Phillip Burt for their many words of comfort and support. A special thank you to Mary Jo Brown for her beautiful musical tribute and to the pallbearers for their service - Brady Clayton, Ron Fellenbaum, Ethan Gibson, Mike James, Kenny Payne and Larry Ray. Thanks to the staff of Roper Funeral Home for their compassion and caring service. To those who visited, sent flowers, food, cards, and emails and for your attendance at the service we send our heartfelt thanks.

Brett, Julie and Josie Bozeman

Sue James

Lois and Tyre Ridings and Family

Jerry and Lynn James and Family

Phillip James

Eliza and Larry Ray and Family


Card of Thanks

The family of Ruthelle Greeson would like to thank everyone for the kind words, the flowers and cards, the food that was prepared and especially for your love and support during the loss of our mother. May God bless each of you.

We would like to thank the singers from Jerusalem and surrounding churches and Michael Morris for the beautiful music.

We appreciate the special service and comforting words from Reverend Nathan Smith and Reverend James Thompson. Thank you to all the pall bearers for your part in the service.

A special thanks to Roper Funeral Home for your excellent service and compassionate treatment of our family.

Ruthelle was a special lady who was loved by all who knew her. We loved her very much and were very blessed to have her almost 100 years. She will be greatly missed!

Margene Murphy (daughter)

Jerry & Shery Evans (son and daughter-in-law)

and families


Card of Thanks

A few words for my friends

My brother died.

66 days later,

My dad died.


But its ok,

God helped us.

Felt your prayers..


I thank you.

Love to all,

Moss, Darlene & Rebekah Fountain



Card of Thanks

The family of Oliver Fountain would like to thank everyone for their prayers, food, phone calls and visiting the funeral home. Special thanks to Sandford Fountain, Grant Wade and Buck Parker for their comforting words. Thanks to all the singers for the beautiful songs. Thanks to Michael Morris for playing the piano. Thanks to Jamie Morris, Moss Fountain and Shane Townley for their heartfelt prayers. Thanks to the pallbearers. Thank you to Roper Funeral Home for the kindness shown to us and thank you to Justin Morris for his kindness.


Joan Fountain

Sue Mundy

Ann Fountain

Kitty Garland

Moss Fountain


Card of Thanks

The family of Thurman Carver wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the following businesses and individuals who were so helpful during the time of his passing. Mary, and all the family will forever treasure your gifts of time and prayer:

Homestead Hospice, Georgia Department of Transportation, Pickens County Board of Commissioners, Kevin and the staff of Roper Funeral Home, The Max Brannon family and funeral home staff, Rev. Eddie Brannon, Rev. Kenneth Kirk, Kevin Mullinax & the singers, Ball Creek Baptist Church and those who came to the home and funeral home, sent flowers, and gifts of food.

Your love and kindness will never be forgotten.

By wife Mary 

The Carver Family

The Cornette Family