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Obituaries for September 26, 2019: John Reece; Brian Pike, Patsy Jordan; Kathleen Love; Bill Dodson; Quinton Beasley; Barbara Brown

John Reece


John Ivan Reece, 78, of Jasper, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Grady Hospital. 

The funeral was held on Friday, September 20th at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Darby Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Lusk officiating. Interment followed at Cherokee Memorial Park. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Bailey; his father, Fred Reece; his step-dad, Bobby Bailey;  sisters, Vivian Haley and Sharon Parris; step-brother, Curtis Bailey. 

He is survived by his wife,

Clara Reece of Jasper; daughters, Dana (Wayne) Tippens of Jasper, and Tammy (Kenneth) Chester of Jasper; sisters Brenda Romero of Smyrna and Freda Kaneko of New Caney, TX; grandchildren, Josh and Abby Tippens, Jennifer and Bo Waldroup, Kirsten Chester; great-grandchildren,  Jackson Willingham, Lilli Tippens, Levi Tippens, Luke Tippens. A host of nieces, nephews, brothers-in law, and sisters-in-law also survive. 

The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is honored to serve the Reece family.

Brian Pike


On Sunday, September 15, 2019, Brian William Pike, loving father, brother, and son passed away at the age of 57 from natural causes. 

Brian was born on August 10, 1962 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to George and Jacqueline Pike. He graduated in 1980 from Roswell High School in Roswell, Georgia and continued his education at Pickens Technical School in Jasper, Georgia. He was the proud father of one son, Matthew, and two daughters, Caroline and Emily. 

Brian had a passion for arts. He delved in abstract drawing and was a talented musician and composer. He was an admirer of many music genres and was a founding member of the Babymetal fan club. He is now missed by hundreds of members worldwide. 

Brian was known for his unique wit, his infectious laugh and smile, along with his kind and caring spirit.

Brian is survived by his parents, Jaci and Billy Evans of Jasper, George Pike of Roswell; his three children, Matthew Pike of Jasper, Georgia,  Caroline Pike Murlarciks of Cottleville, Missouri, Emily Pike of Athens, Georgia; his siblings, Kevin Pike of Canton, and Heather Rush of Rydal. 

There will be a Celebration of Life for him next month.

The family would like to thank Roper Funeral Home for their gracious handling of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at


Patsy Jordan


Patsy Jane Allred Jordan, 87, of Tate passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. Patsy was born May 21, 1932 in Tate, Georgia to Arthur Blane and Vera Ophelia Allred. She was a much loved member of the community. Her smiling face and loving nature will be missed by all who knew her.

Patsy led a very active life volunteering for numerous church programs such as:  choir, bereavement committee, Awanas, outreach programs. Other volunteer work included Charter member of the Hospital Auxiliary for 50 years, Marble Valley Friends, and Amicalola Garden Club. She worked alongside her husband at Allred Jordan Drug Store in Tate for a number of years and served on the Board of Chattahoochee Tech.

Patsy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, John Jordan.

She is survived by her four children, Susan (Byron) Cairns, Blane Jordan, Morris (Peggy) Jordan, Tim (Kelly) Jordan; 10 grandchildren, Stephen and Alex Cairns, Tyler (Yolanda ) and Tanner Jordan, Gil, Andy (Christy), Chris Jordan and Lucy (Jonathan) Cauthen, Corinne and Caroline Jordan. one great-grandchild, Olivia Jordan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marion and Sue Allred, Arthur B. Jr. and Linda Allred.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Jasper with Reverend Greg Pope officiating.  Inurnment followed in Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Piedmont Mountainside Auxiliary; 1266 Hwy 515 South; Jasper, GA 30143 or First Baptist Church of Jasper; 198 East Church Street; Jasper, GA 30143

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

Online condolences can be made at



Kathleen Love


Kathleen Seedle Love, 71, of Jasper, passed away September 21, 2019 at her home. She was born August 13, 1948 to Charles William and Mary Lou Seedle in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Mrs. Love is survived by her husband, Larry Love of Jasper; sons, William Perkins of Atlanta, Bradley Perkins of Atlanta, Jonathan Love of Prosper, Texas, Whitney Love of Atlanta; sisters, Mary Lee Seedle Steger, Elaine Seedle Sellman, Charlene Seedle, Randy Seedle; grandchildren, Christopher Perkins and Alexandria Love; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home and Crematory, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. 

A funeral service will be held, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of  Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Gerry Gleason officiating. 

Interment will be Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. in Georgia National Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Parkinson’s foundation at

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

Online condolences can be made at


Bill Dodson

May 5, 1936 - September 20, 2019


U.S. Veteran


Mr. Bill Dodson, 83, of Jasper, passed away Friday September 20, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Dodson is survived by his wife, Carol Dodson of Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Patti and Gordon Hughes of Atlanta, Kimberly and David Brown of Wilmington, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Scotty and Kelly Carroll of Tampa, FL; seven grandchildren, Ava, Amanda, Samantha, Joshua, Courtney, Erin and Scotty; two great-grandchildren, Nephew: Larry and (Sue) Dodson of Austin, TX; niece, Teresa and (Gary) Kraske of Tulsa, OK.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Elton and Ruth Dodson; sister, Joyce Dodson; brother, Don Dodson.

A graveside service was  held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, with Pastor Brett Mayes officiating.

The Local Chapter 47 DAV was in charge of Military Rites.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimer's Association.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dodson family.


Quinton Beasley


April 28, 1949 - September 20, 2019

U.S. Veteran


Mr. Quinton Beasley, 70, of Jasper, passed away Friday September 20, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Beasley is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Norma Beasley of Ellijay; daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Chris Pittman of Jasper; brother, Charles Beasley of Jasper; sister, Blanche Reece of Ball Ground; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Rev. Randy Cloer officiating.

Interment was at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery, following the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Dustin Lingerfelt, Alex Pittman, Chris Pittman, Ricky McDowell, Nathan Beasley and Grover Anderson.

The family accepted flowers, but prefer donations to help with funeral expenses.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Beasley family.


Barbara Brown


Barbara Marley Brown, 75, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 in the Carrus Specialty Hospital, Sherman, Texas. 

She was born on October 13, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland to John Wesley and Thelma Marian (Hines) Marley-Cass and was the youngest of three children. After graduating from high school, she attended Maryland Institute of Art. After which she received her C.N.A. and began her career as a pediatric nurses aid. From this career experience she began Nannies Funny Farm Day Care Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley and Thelma Marian (Hines) Marley-Cass and her husband, George Joseph Brown, Senior. She is survived by children, George Joseph Brown, Jr., John Joseph Brown, Richard Theodor Brown, Angel Dawn Reed and Marian Marley Salters. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and great-grandchildren (still counting). There will be a private ceremony with family and loved ones at a later date.

Masonic Resolution

Masonic Resolution on the death of Brother William Harold Bramlett

To the Worshipful Master, Warden, and Brethren of Pickens Star Lodge #220 F&A.M. Jasper, Georgia.

Whereas, on August 30, 2019 it was the will of the Grand Architect of Heaven and Earth to call from Labor to refreshment our beloved Brother William Harold Bramlett. And whereas we, his brethren, feel keenly his absence from our midst, and while we humbly bow to the will of our Infinite Creator, we desire to make a suitable Memorial, therefore:

Be it resolved that Pickens Star Lodge No. 220 F&A.M. express to the family of our departed Brother, deepest sympathy and wish to express our gratitude for his life of service among us.

Be it further resolved that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family of our departed brother, a copy to be spread on our minutes and a copy be published in the Pickens County Progress.

Respectfully submitted:

Worshipful Brothers William Cantrell, Keith Hales, Earl Gaskins