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Obituaries for Nov. 8, 2018; Myra Sorrow, Gene Petway, Jr, Kent Mosley, George Cross, Cleveland Boutwell Jr., Houston Childers, Martha Frazier

Martha Frazier


Martha Gwendolyn  Perkins Frazier, 77, formerly of Jasper, Ga. passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg, SC. Mrs. Frazier was born in Cairo, GA in Grady County and spent her early years in Whigham, GA. She was a daughter of the late Marvin Jackson Perkins and Mary Evelyn Elizabeth (Riner) Perkins. She was the beloved wife of James David Frazier and had celebrated over 55 years of marriage. 

Mrs. Frazier earned her BA degree in Elementary Education and worked as a school teacher before dedicating over 28 years of service at Walmart. She was a member of the Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Canton, Ga. but was currently attending the Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Travelers Rest, SC. 

Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, Ronald Frazier and his wife, Laura Hauser Frazier of Cumming, Ga.; her daughter, Alice D' Lynn James and her husband Gregory of Inman, SC; a sister, Beverly Jarrell of Winston Salem, NC; three brothers, Deryck Perkins of Tifton, Ga., Jackson Perkins and his wife Carol of Cookeville, TN; and W. L. Perkins and his wife Debbie of Columbus, GA. There are four grandchildren, Gracie, Maggie and Ethan James and John Hauser Barr. There is also a sister-in-law, Eve Perkins of Phenix City, Alabama, wife of Mrs. Frazier's deceased brother, the late Tommy Riner Perkins. 

The funeral service to celebrate her life was held Saturday, November 3rd at 2 p.m. in the funeral chapel conducted by Elder Daniel Wood, Elder Randall Cagle and Elder Marty Smith. The burial was in the Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, 35213 Cool Springs Church Rd., Travelers Rest, SC 29690. Memorials may be made to the Gwendolyn Frazier Memorial Fund, C/O Seawright Funeral Home, PO Box 192, Inman, SC 29349. 


Houston Childers

March 4, 1946 - November 1, 2018


Mr. Houston Chuck Childers, 72, of Fairmount passed away November 1, 2018 at the Wildwood Health Care Center. 

Mr. Childers is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Scotty & Renee Childers of Fairmount; brother, Bill Childers of the Hinton Community; sisters, Mary Bunch of Fairmount and Bertha Bramblett of the Hinton Community. Also the mother of his children, Kathy Childers of Waleska.

He was also survived by two grandchildren, Ashley Salters and husband Daniel and Brandie Jordan and three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday November 4, at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home. Rev Childers, officiated.

Internment was at Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Childers family.


Cleveland Boutwell Jr.

Cleveland Sylvester Boutwell, Jr., 78, of Newnan, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born July 2, 1940 in Macon, GA to the late Cleveland Sylvester Boutwell, Sr. and Idalou Boutwell.

Cleve, as he was known to his friends and family, achieved Eagle Scout and graduated in 1963 from Georgia Tech with a Civil Engineering degree. After graduating he served his country in Vietnam with the Navy Seabees. He was married to Linda Tuggle Boutwell and they adopted two children in Germany while Cleve was serving in the Navy in Naples, Italy in 1966 and 1967. After his time in the Navy, Cleve started Boutwell & Assoc. an engineering/surveying firm. In 1977, he was hired as Director of Franchise Development with Days Inn Corporation. In 1984, Cleve restarted his engineering/surveying firm as Boutwell Engineering. In 1989, Cleve married Kathy Lain, eventually they moved to Jasper, GA and have been married for 29 years. Cleve served as Jasper Rotary President 2005-2006 and continued Boutwell Engineering, Inc. until January 2018.

The memorial service celebrating the life of Cleve is Saturday, November 10 at 2 p.m. at Newnan First United Methodist Church, 33 Greenville Street, in Newnan with Rev. Charles Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the church in the Parish Hall. Inurnment will be at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.

Survivors include his loving wife, Kathy Boutwell; children, David Boutwell, Karen Webb; step-daughters, Heather (Rob) Stapleton, Heidi (Tim) Boutwell; 10 grandchildren; brother, Dennis (Sandra) Boutwell of Newnan and sister, Beverly House of Fayettville, AR.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Cleve’s name to the Rotary Club of Jasper, PO Box 39, Jasper, GA 30143 or Newnan First United Methodist Church, 33 Greenville Street, Newnan, GA 30263.

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory 770-253-4580


George Cross

October 24, 1925 - October 30, 2018


George (Pete) R. Cross, passed away at the age of 93 on October 30, 2018. Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1925, he was the son of Price and Julia Cross. The family moved to Georgia where Pete graduated from Avondale High School. He was a track star and president of his senior class. He was also a lifeguard at the Avondale Pool.

In July of 1944, at the age of 19, George was drafted into the Army and attended boot camp at Fort Bragg. Shortly thereafter he was deployed to the front lines in Europe with the 335th Infantry as a light machine gunner. George received the Bronze Star along with several other medals and awards while serving his country during WWII.

After the war, George returned to Georgia and studied art at UGA. In 1951 he started his career with Eastern Airlines and retired after 34 years. In the early 90s, George and his first wife Louise moved to Jasper, Georgia where he joined the Bent Tree Tennis Group and was fondly known as the "Spin Doctor." He played tennis well into his 80s. 

In 2011, Pete married his neighbor Carole and together began a new chapter in his life. George was well known for his creativity as an artist, his quick wit, and his love for jazz and big band music. He was very patriotic and deeply proud of his country and his service in WWII. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

George is survived by his wife Carole of Jasper, Georgia and step-son Thom of Coal Mountain, Georgia. He is predeceased by Louise, his wife of 50+ years. George was laid to rest in the Cross Family plot in a private service. The Cross family appreciates your donations to Pickens Animal Rescue in lieu of flowers.


Kent Mosley

July 27, 1929 - October 29, 2018


U.S. Veteran Mr. George Kenneth Mosley, 89, of Jasper passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at his residence. Born in Pickens County he was the son of the late Rembert & Asta Mosley.

Kent was proceded in death by his brother, Pog Mosley and sister, Judy Boggus.

Kent was a four year  U.S. Army Vereran. Serving three years in Japan and one year in Korea. While serving in Japan, he was a page at the trial of Japanese Prime Minister, Tojo, accused of war crimes.

Kent was also the first "walking city Mail Carrier," a job he loved. He worked for the Postal Service until his retirement in 1989.

He also loved his Wood Working. He carved ducks, made fishing plugs, could paint, draw and made lots of boxes.

Mr. Mosley is survived by his wife, Bobbie Mosley of 65 years; brother-in-law and wife, Phil & Dee Cagle of Gainesville; sister-in-law, Peggy Mosley of Jasper. Several nieces and nephews also survive, Jenny Cagle Mitchell and Steven Cagle; Dan and Marty Mosley, Trina Boteler, Dee Boggus, Tammy Boggus and Don Boggus.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, at Sunrise Memorial Gardens with Pastor Steve Lowe officiating.

Pallbearers: Steven Cagle, Dan Mosley, Chase Mosley, Marty Mosley, Patrick Mitchell and Don Boggus. Honorary Pall Bearers: Lee Matheson and Leonard Crane.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Memory of Kent to Jasper First Baptist Church, Joy House or Charity of your choice. 

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mosley family.


Gene Petway, Jr

November 5, 1943 - October 29, 2018


Mr. Gene Petway, Jr., 74, of Big Canoe passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Petway, is survived by his wife of 51 years, Vetis G. Petway; son and daughter-in-law, Phillip O. and Catherine Petway and two grandchildren, Jeremy and Madison Turner; sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Mike Deguire of Nashville, TN and two nephews, Michael and Joseph Deguire. 

Gene was the family patriarch and provided boundless love, advice and support to everyone. He was well respected among his colleagues and many friends. Gene found joy in his life and was quick with a smile and laugh with those he loved. He will be greatly missed.

A committal graveside service will be held at GA National Cemetery, at a later time.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in memory of Gene Petway to Big Canoe Animal Rescue.

Cagle Funeral home is honored to serve the Petway family.


Myra Sorrow

Mrs. Myra T. Sorrow, 86, of Big Canoe, passed away Friday November 2, 2018.   Myra was born on March 11, 1932 in Jackson, GA., to the late Charlie and Opal Thompson.

In addition to her parents, Myra is predeceased by brothers, Adrian, Charles and Darrell Thompson and sister, Annette Thompson McWaters, grandparents, Shaw and Eva Thompson, Boner and Gertrude Rutledge.

She is survived by her husband Walter Sorrow, daughters; Kimberly (Greg) Marx, and Stacie (fiancé Rob Windsor) Hardesty, grandchildren; Kevin and Justin Marx, and Wyatt Hardesty, great-grandchild; Melania Marx, sister; Rita (Doug) Thompson Scheidt, Brother-In-Law; Melvin (Eickie) Sorrow, nieces; Sim and Sene Sorrow, and Paige Scheidt DeBolt and Heather Scheidt.

The family would like to thank Bridge Way Hospice for their kind compassion and care for Myra this past week.

Flowers are being accepted however donations in Myra’s memory may be made to cancer research.

A homecoming celebration will be held Saturday November 10, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.  A reception will follow the funeral service.

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.