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Obituaries for Oct. 10, 2019; Barbara Bowden, Virginia Walker, Mary Carver, Clara Quinton, BG Joseph William Camp, Jr., Alan Abell, Janice Bradley, Timothy Jones

Barbara Bowden

August 26, 1928 - September 27, 2019


Barbara Lee Pickle Bowden, of Jasper, Georgia, formerly of Knoxville passed away September 27, 2019.

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late Robert Lee and Beatrice  (nee Douglas) Pickle, loving wife for 56 years of the late Chesley Lee Bowden, Jr., devoted mother of Cindy Lee Bowden Gentry of Jasper and Chesley Lee "Chip" Bowden, III of Atlanta, and dear sister of Robert Douglas Pickle (Rosemary) of St. Louis, Missouri.

Barbara graduated from Knoxville High School  in 1946 and from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1950 with a Bachelor  of Science degree in Education. She taught English  at Tyson Junior High School in Knoxville and then served as executive director of the Junior League of Fort Worth, Texas. She and her husband Lee, thereafter were particularly active in civic and community affairs in Marietta, Georgia, where Lee was employed  at Lockheed Martin Corporation, prior to their relocation to Jasper in retirement.

At both Knoxville High School and UT Knoxville, Barbara served as an Honorary Army ROTC Sponsor. At UTK, she served as an officer of Delta Delta Delta sorority, and of the Panhellenic Council and the Women's Student Government Association. There, she directed her Tri-Delta sisters to victory in both All-Sing and Carnicus competitions.

In Marietta, Barbara was a music teacher at Allgood Elementary, The Walker School, and West Side Elementary where she became well known for her direction of the children in lavish annual musical reviews. At First Presbyterian Church she enjoyed many years of teaching Sunday School with her autoharp at the ready and a silly song to sing.

Barbara and Lee retired to the Bent Tree Community in Jasper in 1988 where they served on the Architectural Review Board, Lake and Wildlife Committee, and were ushers at Big Canoe Chapel.

Her skillful piano interpretations of the Standards of the Great American Songbook and especially the works of George Shearing will be greatly missed along with her inability to tell a joke all the way through. Her laughter and joy will continue.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.

Online condolences may be made at


Virginia Walker


Virginia Louise Walker, 74, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Grandview Health Center. She was born January 3, 1945 to Lester and Mae Murrell in Fannin County.

Survivors include:  son, Timothy Bates of Jasper; daughter, Rebecca Bates of Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Sherea and Ron Chester of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Donna Wilson of Jasper; brother, Burt Murrell of Jasper; sister, Thelma Maclhanna of Royston; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Sanford Fountain and Reverend William Faucett officiating.   Interment will follow in the Arbor Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Online condolences may be made at


Mary Carver


Mary Carver, 83, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurmond Carver;  parents, Tallen Deaver and Maggie Cornett; brothers, Preston Cornett of Anderson, SC, Harpo Cornett of Ranger, and Elizabeth Waters of Jasper.  

Survivors include:  sister and brother-in-law;  Eva and Reginald Denney; brother and sister-in-law, J C and Eldie Cornett; brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Dianne Cornett:  brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Howard and Judy Carver; brother-in-law, James Carver; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Edna and Emory Watson.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Ball Creek Baptist Church with Rev. William Faucett and Rev. Kenneth Kirk officiating. Interment  followed in the church cemetery.


Clara Quinton

February 8, 1941 - October 5, 2019


Mrs. Clara Mae Quinton, 78, of Jasper passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Wildwood Nursing Center.

Mrs. Quinton is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Gaye Quinton of Talking Rock; her daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Jimmy Caylor of Jasper; three grandchildren, Daniel Caylor, Katie Caylor and Sarah, and husband John Mayfield as well as three step grandchildren. Clara is also survived by four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  

Mrs. Quinton is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Quinton; and brother, Randall Teem.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Kirk and Rev. Danny Townsend officiating.

Interment followed at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Quinton family.  


BG Joseph William Camp, Jr. 

US Army Retired

December 15, 1939-October 2, 2019


Joseph William Camp, Jr. "Buck," 79, a resident of Jasper, GA, formerly of Huntsville, AL passed peacefully at home October 2, 2019.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Goulding Camp; by his former wife, Elizabeth Camp of Huntsville, AL; by his son and daughter-in-law Pierce and Renee Camp of Hernando, MS; his son Ferris Camp of Leadville, CO; his grandchildren Parker Camp of Memphis, TN, Gray Camp of Hernando, MS and Alma Camp of Asheville, NC. He is also survived by his step-son and step daughter-in-law, Tony and Emily Stewart of Charleston, SC; step daughter and step son-in-law, Suzanne and Jeff McWhorter of Suwanee, GA; and grandchildren Madison, Katie and Max McWhorter of Suwanee, GA. Buck is also survived by his two brothers, Mickey Camp of Shreveport, LA and Harry Camp of Leadville, CO.

Buck attended McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN and graduated from LSU with a degree in Electrical Engineering, while enjoying the Kappa Alpha Fraternity brotherhood.  Later he went on to receive a Master's degree from the University of Alabama Huntsville..

Mr. Camp retired at the end of 2005 from Eagle Support Services Corporation, a company he co-founded in 1996. His military career spanned 35 years as US Army Active, Army Reserve and Alabama National Guard. Flying helicopters and private aircraft was a joy for him. Buck achieved the rank of Brigadier General in the Army and retired as Deputy Commander of a National Guard Support Command.

Buck enjoyed keeping track of his many old friends via email.  He was a doting grandfather, loving, kind and generous. A Mensa member, passionate about genealogy research, he even published a 500 page autobiography.  He loved to travel; visiting 67 countries, as well as driving an RV to Alaska and back. Always a spiritual man, he attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL to deepen his understanding and faith. He and his wife, Linda, are members of Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Jasper, GA.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 13, at Fellowship Presbyterian Church, Bent Tree Drive, at 2 p.m., followed by a reception. Please keep Linda and their family in your prayers. The interment of his ashes will be at the National Cemetery, Canton, GA at a future date.


Alan Abell


Francis "Alan" Abell, 67, a resident of Louisville, KY and Jasper, GA, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. Alan was a 1970 graduate of  Northside High School in Warner Robbins. He was retired from UPS, where he made some of his best lifelong friends, who knew him as "Frank". He also served as a volunteer firefighter with the J-Town fire department and loved to golf, bowl, and read Stephen King novels. Most of all he loved his beloved grandchildren. Alan was also a University of Kentucky Fan, "Go Cats-OohOoh".  

He was born on May 30, 1952 in Owensboro, Kentucky to Joseph Claybourn Abell and Edna Florence Head Buchanan who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by stepfather, Ed Buchanan and his niece, Taylor Underwood.  

Survivors include  his daughter, Samantha (Justin) Wilson, Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Xander Abell, Ryder P., and Piper Jo Wilson, all of Louisville, KY; Samantha's mother, Jeanne Abell, Louisville, KY; step-mother, Doris Abell, Crestwood, KY; sisters, Deborah (Mike) Garner, St. Johns, Florida; Pam (James) Piper, Jasper, GA; Gina Abell Wells, Prospect, KY; Rhonda (Bobby) Sedoris, Lagrange, KY and Janna Abell, Crestwood, KY. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and by his faithful companion, Skeeter the cat.   Visitation will be held at Buckner Christian Church, 2714 Old Cedar Point Rd., LaGrange, KY on  Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6 p.m.    

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a gift to Christian Academy of Louisville - Southwest Campus in honor of his grandkids.  Donations can be mailed to 8307 St. Andrews Church Road, Louisville, KY 40258 Attn: Mrs. Anna Carson.

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

Online condolences may be made at 


Janice Bradley


Janice Pendley Bradley,  61, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.  She was born May 29, 1958 to the late Leon Pendley and Barbara Arp in Jasper.  

She is survived by her husband, Roy Bradley of Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Angie and Jamie Parker of Talking Rock, Stacy and Travis Hulsey of Talking Rock; son and daughter-in-law, Corey and Kathleen Bradley of Jasper; granddaughters, Charlie Hulsey, Scottie Hulsey, Ashlann Bradley, Taylor Epps, Lacey Epps; brother and sister-in-law, Donnie and Sherri Arp of Jasper; special aunt Christine Walker; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the  Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Arbor Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Wednesday, October 9 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.  and Thursday, October 10 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Online condolences may be made at


Timothy Jones


Timothy David Jones, 79, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.   He was born April 15, 1940 to Howard and Eleanor Jones in Cleveland, Ohio.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army and Air Force and then worked with the GBI for nine years; and as a policeman in Wichita, Kansas. He enjoyed racing motorbikes, motorcycles, and cars. He was a master gunsmith and did special effects for  movies such as "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Sideboard."

He is survived by his wife, Anita Jones of Jasper; sons, Patrick Jones of Atlanta, Mike Jones of Dawsonville; daughters, Debra Joyce of St. Paul, Minnesota and Eleanor Baughman of St. Paul, Minnesota; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton on October 14, 2019.  Check the funeral home website for time.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

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