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Obituaries from Nov. 22, 2018; Brenda Wofford, Mark Ray, Janice Cantrell

Brenda Wofford

March 28, 1958 - November 17, 2018


Ms. Brenda Wofford, 60, of Jasper passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at her residence. 

Ms. Wofford is survived by her mother, Evelyn Buchanan of Tate; daughter, Brandy Wofford of Jasper; daughter and daughter-in-law, Jessica Smith and Paula Ter Beek of Lafayette, Ga; brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Robin Wofford of Ball Ground; sister, Debra Wofford Faucett of Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon & Terry Haynes of Tate; grandchildren, Alana Sueann Wofford and Izayah Howard; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Also Brenda is survived by her boyfriend, Joey Russell. 

Brenda is preceded in death by her father, Winston Wofford.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Steve Chadwick and Rev. Charlie Buchanan officiating. 

Interment was at Lake Forest Memorial Park immediately following the funeral services. 

The family accepted flowers or donations to Cagle Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. 

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wofford family.


Mark Ray

Mark "Kevin" Ray, 54, of Jasper, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 at his home.  

Survivors include his mother, Shirley Fambrough of Jasper; children, Devin Ray of Canton, Corey Ray of Jasper; brothers and sister-in-law, Billy Ray, Robbie and Wanda Ray, Keith Ray, and John Ray; sister and brother-in-law, Zelda and Noah Paris.  Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held  at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Danny Townsend officiating.   Interment followed in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family accepted flowers or you may make donations to the Kevin Ray Memorial Fund at Roper Funeral Home in his honor.

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

Online condolences can be made at


Janice Cantrell

June 11, 1955 - November 12, 2018


Miss Janice Cantrell, 63, of Talking Rock, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at Emory University Hospice Hospital.

Miss Cantrell is survived by her brothers, Thomas & Steven Cantrell, both of Jasper; sister, Joan Batt of Talking Rock; uncles, Larry and Eugene Cantrell. Several nieces and nephews also survive.


Janice is preceded in death by her father, Tom Cantrell; mother, Jean Lajoie and sister, Jeanna Mills.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, November 16th in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steven Chapman and Rev. Eric Duncan officiating.

Pallbearers: Terry Allan Batt, Jesse Cantrell, Brandon Cantrell, J.T. Duncan, Corey Batt and Seth Duncan.

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

Family eceived flowers or donations can be made to Wildwood Healthcare "Christmas Fund" in memory of Janice.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cantrell family.