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Obituaries for Sept. 20, 2018; Glenn Bryant, Scottie "Spanky" Stone, Jeffrey Young, Jerry Jones, Charles Jarrett, Donald Gerald, Laura Bond

Laura Bond

Laura Massee Walker Bond, 78, died Saturday, September 1, 2018, in Hall County, GA in an automobile accident. A memorial service was held at the Episcopal Church of Holy Family in Jasper on Saturday, September 15, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Yandell celebrating and the Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins preaching. A graveside service was held at the Peterson Family Cemetery in Ailey, GA on Sunday, the 16th, at 1 p.m. The internment was conducted by the Rev. Denise Vaughn of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Vidalia, GA.

Laura was born February 14, 1940, in Macon, GA to Flora Katherine Snooks Walker and Charles Carson Walker. She spent most of her youth in Marshallville, GA (her father’s hometown) and enjoyed being with her brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins and especially her grandmother, for whom she was named. Her family moved to Pensacola, FL in 1954, and she graduated from Pensacola High School in 1957. She then received her Associate’s Degree in Fashion Design at Stephens College in Columbia, MO. After graduation she moved to Chattanooga, TN, to work for Rogers Lingerie as a designer. She met her future husband in Chattanooga.

On June 21, 1961, she married Henry Bond III, her husband of 57 years, in Pensacola. Henry’s graduate education, military service and early business career took them to St. Louis, MO, Toul Rosieres AFB, France (where daughter Laura was born) and Schenectady, NY (where son Henry was born), but in 1966 they happily returned to Georgia. Throughout their moves, Laura continued her education at Albany State University, NY, and ultimately received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with Honors from Georgia State University. She worked as a preschool teacher and later had a successful career in real estate with Barton and Ludwig.

One of Laura’s great joys was building community. In Atlanta, she was active at the Cathedral of St. Philip where her many roles included President of the Daughters of the King, and Chapter (Board) Member. In 1997, Laura and Henry moved to Big Canoe, GA, where Laura enjoyed multiple book, bridge, and garden groups. She and Henry were longtime members of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, helping that community grow from worshipping in a temporary triple-wide trailer to worshipping in a beautiful permanent sanctuary. At Holy Family, Laura served on the Vestry and especially enjoyed her work on the Flower Guild. When, in 2016, Laura and Henry moved to Gainesville, GA, they received a warm welcome at both Lanier Village Estates and Grace Episcopal Church. At Lanier, Laura reconnected with old friends from Atlanta and Jasper, and made many new friends. She continued with bridge and book clubs and was especially happy to garden without having to fight the deer as she did at Big Canoe.

Laura’s greatest joy was her family. In addition to her father’s Walker/Massee Family of Marshallville, GA, she cherished her mother’s Peterson/Snooks Family of Ailey, GA, and enjoyed many annual family reunions on both sides of her family. Laura always maintained a close relationship with her brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews (never missing a birthday or anniversary). She especially loved being with her children, their spouses, and her four grandchildren. In addition to their visits to Big Canoe and later LVE, Laura enjoyed visiting the Barkers in Washington, DC and the Bonds in Kansas City, KS. She had recently enjoyed a warm Christmas with the Barkers in Miami, and had celebrated grandson Daniel's high school graduation in Kansas City. Most recently she enjoyed a special two week trip to Scotland with daughter Laura where they explored the Peterson Family’s Scottish Heritage.

Laura is survived by her husband, Henry Bond, III; her two children, Laura Bond Barker and Henry Richmond Bond and their spouses, Jack and Stephanie; her four grandchildren, Kathleen and Martha Barker, and Julia and Daniel Bond, of whom she was very proud; and two of her brothers, David Walker and Carson Walker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Katherine and Charles Walker, as well as her brother, Felton Walker.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, 202 Griffith Road, Jasper, GA 30143 or the Peterson Family Cemetery, P. O. Box 7, Ailey, GA, 30410.

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at

Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.


Donald Gerald

September 7, 1945 – August 30, 2018


Donald Wayne Gerald,  72, a former resident of Blue Ridge, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 after an extended illness at Wildwood Health and Rehab Center in Pickens County, Georgia.

Donald was born on September 7, 1945 to the late Margie Branch Gerald and Wilton Edward Gerald. He was raised in Pine, Louisiana but moved to Georgia in 1977. Throughout his life many years were spent on the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers serving as a tugboat captain. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR racing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Margie Branch Dodson; father Wilton Edward Gerald; sister Willette Cotton and brother, Barry Gerald.

Survivors include: sister, Gwen Breland; wife, Ruby Gerald; children (with Jeannie Gerald, wife of 32 years) daughter, Donnis (Scott) Mauldin; sons, Tate (Barbie) Gerald and Barry Gerald; grandchildren, Sierra (Jesse) Chastain, Jacob Gerald, Daniel Gerald, Cody Gray, Logan Gerald, Savanah Mauldin and Caden Gerald; great grandchild Emma Chastain.

A private special celebration of Donald’s life will be held later for his family.

Online condolences can be made at


Charles Jarrett

March 25, 1955 - September 14, 2018


Mr. Charles Wilson Jarrett, 63, of Jasper passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at his residence.

Charles is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Zack Marshall of Jasper; brothers, Johnny Jarrett of Jasper, and Bill Jarrett of Morganton; sisters, Mildred Gooch of Tate, Paulette Bruce of Marble Hill, Juanita Jarrett of Jasper, Debbie Fendley of Jasper and Joanne Benson of Blue Ridge; grandchildren, Katelynn Jarrett, Haley Jarrett, Maximus Marshall, Annamae Marshall & Athena Marshall.

Funeral services were held at noon Sunday, September 16, 2018 in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Billy Cantrell officiating.

Pallbearers: Maurice Gooch, Tyler Girard, Zack Thacker, Jim Bob Bruce, Allen Bruce, and Mack Thacker.

Honorary Pall Bearer: J.J. Girard.

Internment was at Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery following the funeral services.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jarrett family.


Jerry Jones


Jerry Wayne Jones, 72, died on September 13, 2018 at Kennestone Hospital after brain surgery.

He was born on March 5, 1946, the seventh child of John R. and Thelma Miller Jones.

He was a member of Living Word Church in Jasper, Ga. 

His first job was as a butcher for A&P Grocery in College Park, Ga. Later employed by Eastern Airlines until they went bankrupt. He had his own delivery service company, Anytime Service. He was hired by Georgia Department of Transportation in Cartersville, Ga. and retired there in 2010.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John Thomas “Tommy” Jones of Jasper, Ga. and William “Billy” Douglas Jones of Talking Rock, Ga. and a stepson, Jerry Medforth, Alabama.

He is survived by his wife, Elise “Lisa” Casper of Talking Rock, Ga.; daughter, Kim Echols (Billy); son, Kenneth Dunson; daughter, Angel Feagans (Justin); three granddaughters, Serenity, Millie and Briella, all of Jasper, Ga.; two brothers, Bobby Ray Jones (Sandra Gail), Ellijay, Ga.; David Lee Jones, Talking Rock, Ga.; four sisters, Juanita Jones and Dorothy Duncan, Talking Rock, Ga.; Ruby Smith and Nancy Jones (Tom) of Cumming, Ga.; numerous nieces, nephews, two stepsons, Terry Medforth, Texas and Troy Medforth, Lineville, Alabama.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on September 29 at 12 p.m. at Living Word Church, 215 Pioneer Industrial Blvd., Jasper, Ga. 30143.


Jeffrey Young

May 17, 1972 - September 13, 2018


Mr. Jeffrey Adam Young,  46, of Ranger passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Jessica Young of Ranger; parents, Phyllis and E. J. Young of Fairmount; son and daughter-in-law,  Tyler and Savannah Young of Ludville Community; daughters, Katelin Young and Mary Young, both of Ludville Community; brothers, Steve Young, Stacy Young and B. J. Young, all of Fairmount; sisters, Shirley Gravley and Pam Redd both of Fairmount; grandchildren, Tooter & Landon Young.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Elmer Young; and son, Nick Young.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 16 in the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home. Rev Joseph Hightower and Rev. Carl Griffith officiating.

Pallbearers: Tyler Young, Jason Young, Steve Young, Frank Young, Jacob Wilson, and Billy Redd. Honorary Pallbearers: Matt Young and Brandon Rogers.

Internment was held in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery following the funeral services.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Young family.


Scottie "Spanky" Stone

August 19, 1965 - September 12, 2018


Mr. Scottie (Spanky) Stone, 53, of Dalton, formerly of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Hamilton Medical Center. 

Mr. Stone is survived by his parents, Jack & Ann Stone of Jasper; fiancée, Jan Carver Littrell of Dalton; son & daughter-in-law, Shane & Jessica Stone of Jasper; sons, Austin Stone of Jasper, Dalton Stone of Jasper, Josh Littrell of Dalton, Taylor Littrell of Dalton and Hunter Mulkey of Dalton; brother and sister-in-law, Ricky & Sue Stone of Marble Hill; grandchildren, Hunter Stone and Hudson Stone. 

Scottie is preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Stone.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. , September 15, 2018 in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Harold Cantrell and Rev. Charles Gay officiating. 

Pallbearers: Austin Stone, Shane Stone, Mike Reeves, Josh Littrell, Taylor Littrell, and Hunter Mulkey. Honorary Pallbearer: Dalton Stone and Kevin Stone.

Interment was at County Line Baptist Church Cemetery immediately following the funeral services. 

The family request in lieu of flowers, donations to be made to Cagle Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. 

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stone Family.


Glenn Bryant

Glenn Troy Bryant, 75, of Jasper passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.  He was born December 11, 1942 to Ralph and Stella Bryant in Pickens County.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Bryant of Jasper; son, Troy Bryant of Jasper; daughter, Chrissy Stamey of Ranger; grandchildren, Braxton Stamey and Ryland Stamey; and brother, Kenneth Bryant.  Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Glenn was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ralph and Stella Bryant; brother, Truman Bryant; and sisters, Annie Ruth Callahan and Elise Medlin.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Friendship Baptist Church with Reverend Rembert Hancock and Reverend Ronnie Ray officiating.   Interment will follow in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home Wednesday, September 19 from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday, September 20 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

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

Online condolences can be made at


Card of Thanks

The family of Alice Lucille Payne would like to thank relatives and friends for all the cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy. Your kindness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.