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Obituaries for June 7, 2018; Amanda Carver, Declan Garrett, Royce Smith, Janet Penrod

Amanda Carver

December 11, 1976 - May 27, 2018


Ms. Amanda Lee Carver, 41 of Jasper passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at her residence. 

Ms. Carver is survived by her parents, Jean and Ronnie Blackwell of Jasper and Troy and Wanda Carver of Jasper; daughter, Sydney Carver of Jasper; brother, Jason Holbert of Jasper; sister, Leanne Cain of Talking Rock. 

Amanda is preceded in death by her sister, Jammie Lee Blackwell. 

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Jerry Stewart officiating. 

Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Cagle Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Carver and Blackwell family.


Declan Garrett

December 28, 2017 - May 28, 2018


Declan Maddox Garrett, 5 months, of Jasper passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at Egleston Hospital of Atlanta. 

Baby Declan is survived by his parents, Heather and Johnny Garrett of Jasper; brothers, Kyle Southern and Jaxon Garrett of Jasper; sisters, Jordyn Garrett, Jadyn Garrett, Emily Griggs, Jynna Garrett, Jaycee Griggs and River Garrett of Jasper. 

Funeral services were held Friday, June 1, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Tina Richey officiating.

Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Garrett family.


Royce Smith

Royce A. Smith, 86, of Fairmount, GA passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Provident Village in Canton.  Mr. Smith served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a Boy Scout Explorer Post Advisor and a Boy Scout Council Leader.   

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from the Little River United Methodist Church with Rev. Vernie Worley officiating. Interment followed in the Little River Methodist Church Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father,  Silvey and Lillie Mae Smith;   brothers,  Hoyt Smith,  O.W. Smith, Herbert Smith and Lewis Smith; sisters,  Laura Mae Reece and Mattie Lou Lanier.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Smith; sons, Gary (Judy) Smith and Michael (Michelle) Smith; grandchildren, Judson and Darla Smith,  Jody Smith, Stephanie and Daniel Hunter,  Makayla Smith and  Madison Smith; great-grand children, Reese Hunter,  Caitlyn Smith,  Samantha Hunter,  Alexander Hunter and Anniston Smith; sisters, Inez Reece, Rachel Smith and Hazel (Paul) Stover; brothers,  Maurice (Pauline) Smith

and Silvey (Betty) Smith; brother-in-law, Ford Neese. Several nieces and nephews, other family and friends also survive.

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


Janet Penrod

May 9, 1947 - May 31, 2018

Ms. Janet Penrod, 71, of Jasper, passed away May 31, 2018 at her residence.  

Janet is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell & Michelle Boyd from Summerville, SC; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Kimbal Jones of Talking Rock, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Doris Richards, of Jasper; sisters and brothers-in-laws, Teresa and Charles Padgett and Laneve and James Anderson, all of Jasper; grandchildren, Travis & Andrea Jones of Toccoa, Morgan Jones & Christian Ponce of Talking Rock, Jonathan & Kellie Headden of Summerville, SC, Deanne Harrison of Jasper, Jessica Banks of Jasper, Matthew Miller and Seth Miller and Kyle & Bethany Miller, all from Summerville, SC; great-grandchildren, Landon, Coby, Kaiden, Kensly, Leeland and Penny. Several nieces and nephews. Also 2nd mom, Geneva Dorsey. 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018 in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Larry Floyd officiated.

Pallbearers: Blake Lancaster, Steven Padgett, Jason Anderson, Jeremy Young, Jonathan Headden, Al Lincoln, Paul Kirker.

An Eastern Star committal service will be conducted. 

Interment was at Sunrise Memorial Gardens immediately following the funeral services.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Penrod family.