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Obituaries from April 25: Marianne Wiegand, Carolyn Padgett, Donald Densmore

Marianne Wiegand


On April 15, 2019, Marianne M. “Jill” Wiegand was welcomed into glory by her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ and all of heaven rejoiced. She was 82 years young and loved by so many across the globe. 

She was born in the US Territory of the Philippines on August 5, 1936. She married 2nd Lt. Robert D. Wiegand, in 1956, and traveled the world for 35 years, raised four children, earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology, and was most at home as the “General’s Wife.” She loved so many, so well, and welcomed all into her life and home. On her 40th anniversary, she lost the love of her life to a heart attack, but the Lord comforted her with a calling to be a missionary. She soon afterwards earned a master’s degree in Missiology and launched off to over 20 countries as an intercessory prayer warrior. Home base was Big Canoe, GA and Trinity Church. Her love of Jesus, her smile, and love of playing were simply contagious. As a three-time cancer survivor, she pressed on to the upward calling of Christ every day; however, Parkinson’s proved to be the thorn in her side. She passed in God’s perfect timing with her family by her side in prayer, in praise, and in peace.

     In addition to her parents, Jill is predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Major General (Ret.) Robert Dudley Wiegand; and her sister, Sarah M. Weldin.

     Jill is survived by her sons, Captain Dudley Scott Wiegand (Megan), Col. Ronald C. Wiegand, USAF, Retired (Solita) and Larry Ivie (Celeste); daughter, Sharon Mercer (Chris); brother, John S. Mudgett, MD. (Barbara); sister in law, Marguerite Wiegand; two nieces, Marilyn Nicolaisen and Dacia Weldin, as well as 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

     A memorial will be scheduled for early summer of 2019 at the Fort Myers Chapel and Arlington Cemetery.

     The family requests any gifts be directed to Accelerating International Mission Strategies (AIMS)

     “It is well with my soul… God is faithful, His love endures forever.”

     Jill’s life verse:  Colossians 3:16-17

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Carolyn Padgett

November 23, 1955 - April 21, 2019


Mrs. Carolyn Y. Padgett, 63, of Jasper passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Mrs. Padgett is survived by her husband, Bart Padgett of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Skip and Nathasa Eubanks of Ellijay; sisters, Shirley Cantrell of Ludville Community and Vivian Crump of Ellijay; one grandchild, Clayton Eubanks.

Mrs. Padgett was preceded in death by a son, Chad Eubanks; brothers, Virgil Young and Faron Young.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Dr. Keith Reece and Rev. Larry Kelley, officiating.

Pallbearers: Shane Brown, Brandon Stone, James Wigington, Chris Padgett, Terry News and Ricky Crump.

Interment will be in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Padgett family. 


Donald Densmore


Mr. Donald Densmore, age 74, of Acworth, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 1: p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Steve Chadwick officiating.  Interment was in the Georgia National Cemetery.  

Donald served in the U.S. Marines Corps and was a Vietnam Veteran.  He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed woodworking, remodeling, working in the yard and watching Western's.

He was preceded in death by his father, Spud Densmore; stepdaughter, Deborah Reed; stepson, Tony Segars and siblings, Diane, Randall, Janice and Birdhead.  Survivors include his wife, Ann Densmore; mother, Helen Densmore; children, Amanda Densmore, Alecia Densmore, Deborah Reed, Randy Segars, Bill Segars and Tony Segars; sister, Evelyn Williams; 10 grandchildren;  4 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or online at

Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA is honored to serve the family.  770-479-2131