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Obituaries for April 9, 2020; J.M. Heath, Jack Borders Sr., Julia Ann Mooney

J.M. Heath


J.M. Heath, 84, of Marble Hill, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at his home. He was born August 24, 1935 to Cale and Bertha Heath in Marble Hill.  

J.M. is survived by his wife, Dorothy Heath of Marble Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Jerry Cantrell of Ball Ground; daughter and fiance, Betty Jones and Paul Keeble of Jasper; grandchildren, Elisha and Chris Moss of Jasper, Armanda Cantrell and Wesley Crook of Fairmount, Amberly and Ricky Walker of Ball Ground, Brandi Clark of Jasper, Candice Elrod of Jasper; sister, Tina Liebherr of Acworth; 6 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.  Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Patricia Ann Heath; brother, Billy Heath; and sister, Hazel Castleberry.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m.. Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Four Mile Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Charlie Buchanan and Reverend Gene Hyde officiating.   

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

Online condolences may be made at


Jack Borders Sr.


Jack Calvin Borders, Sr. of Jasper, GA died Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the age of 86 at his home surrounded by his wife, daughter, and some of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Jack leaves behind his wife of nearly 65 years (June 2020), Norma (Williams) Borders; his daughter, Scarlet Knight; his son, Doctor Jack Borders, Jr. and his wife Amy; his granddaughter, Tara Dorsey and her husband David; his granddaughter, Ashley Borders; his grandson, Kenan Knight and his wife, Beth; his grandson, Jack Borders, III and his wife, Kelly; his granddaughter, Holly Connell; his granddaughter, Samantha Borders Shoemaker and her husband, Tim; his grandson, Matthew Borders; his great grandchildren, Issaac Phillips, Luke Dorsey, Kate Dorsey, Ethan Knight, Eli Knight, Grace Borders, Judah Connell, and Abner Knight; two sisters, Alice Sinyard and Lucy Brakefield. Jack was blessed with a large family that included many nieces, nephews, and cousins and with countless numbers of friends, all of whom he truly loved. 

Jack was born to William Emmett and Katie Borders in 1934 in Carrollton, GA. He grew up in Carrollton and went on to attend West Georgia College where he earned a degree in business. While at West Georgia, he began his lifelong journey with the love of his life when he saw her in a school fashion show and promptly asked her out on a date. Jack and Norma were married on June 26, 1955, and Jack went to work at The Georgia Power Company in August of that year. He was called up to the draft in October 1956 and served two years of active duty at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. Following his two years of active duty, Jack returned to Georgia Power where he worked for thirty-four years before retiring. 

In 1994, Jack and Norma built a home and relocated to Jasper, GA. Six years after moving to Jasper, they started Foothills Community Church along with four other couples. Jack was ordained as a deacon in 1964 and served in that role at Fellowship Baptist Church in Smyrna, GA; Green Valley Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL; First Baptist Church in Smyrna, GA; Cool Springs Baptist Church in Tate, GA; and Foothills Community Church in Marble HIll, GA.

In retirement, Jack and Norma enjoyed traveling, hosting friends and family in their home, and serving in their community. Jack will always be remembered for being a devoted husband and father, a generous and selfless man of God, and the epitome of a southern gentleman. 

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held in the coming months. In lieu of flowers, please send gifts to The Building Fund at Foothills Community Church; 13724 GA-53; Marble Hill, GA 30148.                                 

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

Online condolences may be made at


Julia Ann Mooney


Mrs. Julia Ann (Keener) Mooney, 68, of Talking Rock, GA passed on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, at Seasons Hospice in Cumming, GA.  

She was born on July 4, 1951 to her parents Harvey and Mary (Mullins) Keener in Jasper, GA. She graduated from Pickens High School and earned her associate degree in nursing. She was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church, and worked as an LPN at North Georgia Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Mary (Mullins) Keener, husband, Ron Mooney, son, Chris Mooney, brothers, Harry Keener, Roy Keener, Harold Keener, Rodney Keener, sisters, Betty Raines and Wanda McTaggart.

A private family graveside service was held at the Tickanetley Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Flat Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by son and daughters-in-law, Brian and Sheena Mooney, Talking Rock, GA, grandchildren, Ivy Mooney, Michael Mooney, Ian Mooney, Johnathan Mooney, sisters and brothers-in-law, Sherry and Bill Cody, Jasper, Ga, Betty and Benny Weaver, Ellijay, GA, brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry Keener, Talking Rock, GA,  Leroy Keener and Lee Woodson, Raleigh, NC, Hoyt and Sharon Mooney, Canton, GA, aunt, Cleo Silvers of Jasper, GA, many nieces, nephew, cousins and friends also survive.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to assist with funeral expenses at Online condolences may be sent to the family at Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements.


Card of Thanks

The family of Henley (Sonny) Garlin wants to say thank you for all the kindness shown to us when Daddy passed away.

We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers, hugs, wonderful food, beautiful flowers.

Thank you to the preachers for their words, and to the grandsons for being pallbearers.

Special thanks to Ponders Calhoun Chapel and Gordon Healthcare.  

We also appreciate all the sympathy cards and words of encouragement since the funeral. 

May God bless and keep each of you.


Annie Ruth Garlin

Lydia Waters and family

Charlotte and Keith Holmes and family 

Stacey and Dawn Garlin and family