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Obituaries for July 12, 2018; Helen Miller, Linda Lamanac, Henrietta Smith, Jerrie Payne

Helen Miller

Helen Juanita Miller, 79, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Rock Creek Manor.  

Survivors include her  sons, Timothy Howell and Sandra Miller of Denver, Colorado, Barry Jonathan and Terri Lynn Miller of Jasper, Georgia; grandchildren, Joshua and Carrie Miller of Denver, Jason and Kristy Miller of Denver, Jacob Miller of Denver, Nathan and April Miller of Canton, Amanda Miller of Emerson; great-grandchildren, Maddux Miller, Maclan Miller, and Mercer Miller.  Several other relatives also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodson Howell Miller and her parents, Ernest and Essie Lou Wilkins.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Roper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ron Rucker officiating.  Interment followed in Lake Forest Memorial Park.

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


Linda Lamanac

Linda Louise Lamanac, 66, of Canton, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the Brian Center in Canton. In honor of her wishes, no services will be held. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Israel Jarrett and her grandson, Aaron Mason. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Eriquezzo of Canton; brother, Clyde Abercrombie of Jasper; brother, Fred Abercrombie of Port Charolette, FL; brother, Preston Kendrick of Winder; sister, Bertha Cleveland of Jasper; Five grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Shriner's Children Hospital. The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lamanac family.


Henrietta Smith

August 08, 1928 - July 07, 2018


Mrs. Henrietta (Hank) Smith, 89, of Jasper passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Rock Creek Manor assisted living. 

Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda & Charles Rau of Jasper, Freda & Jerry Miller of Talking Rock and Jackie & Danny Sapp of Eatonton; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. 

Henrietta is preceded in death by her husband, James Leon Rollins and husband, Charles Smith. 

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 9 at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Brett Duncan and Mr. David Stover officiating. 

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Georgia Mountain Hospice in memory of Mrs. Henrietta Smith. 

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith family.


Jerrie Payne

Mrs. Jerrie Wyatt Payne, 48, of the Talking Rock community departed this life on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

Jerrie was born in Bartow County, Georgia on June 27, 1970, the only daughter of Nancy Richardson Wyatt of Calhoun, Georgia and the late William Jerry Wyatt.

At the time of her death she was employed by ABM Contracting and was a custodian at Pickens County High School. She loved her job and loved her co-workers very much. She was a graduate of the class of 1989 from Fairmount High School. Jerrie attended church at Revolution Church in Jasper, Ga.

Jerrie is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Lee Payne of the home; daughters and son-in-law, Sabrina and Steve Swindler of North Augusta, South Carolina, Tabitha Payne and Christy Payne, both of Talking Rock; her mother, Nancy Richardson Wyatt of Calhoun, Ga.; brothers and sister-in-law, Billy and Taiwana Wyatt of Fairmount, Ga., Steve Pylw and Terry Carboni, both of Indiana; two grandchildren; very special friends that she loved dearly, Becky Brookshire of the Ryo Community, and Debra Faucett of Pickens County; other extended family members and many friends also survive Jerrie.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Jerrie Payne was held Sunday, July 8 at 3 p.m. from the Fairmount Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Pastor Chad Elliott officiating.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Payne’s family by visiting

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Jerrie Payne memorial fund, handled through the Fairmount Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home. Arrangements by The Fairmount Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home and Ponders Dalton Crematory, 2566 Hwy. 411, Fairmount.


Special Service

Celebration of Life For Diane Hale.

Please join Diane’s Family on July 21st at 2 p.m. at Trinity Church, 2685 Steve Tate Hwy., Marble Hill.

Light refreshments will follow.