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Obituaries for May 28, 2020; Glen Joseph Martin, Danielle Stephanie Kent, Dennis Longairc

Glen Joseph Martin


Glen Joseph Martin died unexpectedly the morning of May 18, 2020 at his home in Jasper, GA.  He was 55 years old and was born on March 10, 1965 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts but Georgia has been his home for over 40 years. 

You could always spot Glen-Bob in a crowd just by looking for his leather hat as he never left home without it.  Known fondly as "Hobo" by family and friends Glen will be remembered most for his quick wit and sense of humor. There were numerous phone calls that started out with "Do you want to hear a joke?" which was always followed by his infectious laugh. 

There was never a somber gathering when Glen was present and no one in the family will ever be able to get through any holiday without missing the call that the Holiday Cartoon Special was on TV.  Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Rudolph, The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and of course "Alice's Restaurant."

He loved the San Francisco 49ers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and NASCAR.  He also enjoyed rock and roll music, Saturday morning westerns, Saturday evening rummy with his wife, 2 am cookies and milk and sharing a Dr. Pepper with his "little brother" DJ.  He and Pam loved the beach but said that the mountains called his name as he and his best friend, "Beautiful" liked riding around exploring North Georgia. 

Glen had a warm and welcoming personality and if someone was down on their luck he would always be there to lend a helping hand. He never met a stranger and he always said "There are no problems, only solutions." 

He always made time for family as this was his #1 priority. His niece, Brianna can attest to that as his loving guidance helped get her to the graduation finish line. He was a loyal husband, father, brother, friend and son.  He called his mother every night to say good night.

Glen, is survived by his wife, Pamela; children, TJ and Britny, Tanner and Emma and Taylor as well as 2 grandchildren, Bentley and Lacey. He is also survived by his mother and father, Mary Ann and Daniel Spinney of Kennesaw; sisters and brothers, Jean Marie, Mike, Jeff, Julie, DJ and is predeceased by brothers, Chip and Larry. 

He is also predeceased by his soul mate, Debra, and leaves behind several nieces and nephews.

A social distancing memorial gathering will be held outside on Sunday, May 31st from 12 to 3 at 1112 Canterbury Lane; Woodstock, GA 30188.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider donations to your favorite charity.

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Danielle Stephanie Kent


Danielle Stephanie Kent, age 29, of Jasper, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020.  She was born July 8, 1990 to Brian and Pam McNamara in Pensacola, Florida.

Stephanie is survived by her husband, Richard Kent of Jasper; parents, Brian and Pam McNamara of Jasper; children, Kirsten Wallace of Jasper, Zaden Gannon of Jasper, Grayson Gannon of Jasper; sister, Nicole McNamara of Canton; grandparents, Steve and Regina Gillian of Riverview, Florida, Sue and Raggie McNamara of Arlington, Texas; niece, Alivia McNamara of Jasper; and several aunts, uncles and other family members.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper with Reverend Ben Mock and Reverend Tony Ramirez officiating.  Stephanie will lie-in-state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  Following the service, she will be cremated.

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Friday, May 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Due to Covid-19, we ask that the community bear with us here at Roper Funeral Home as we deal with the guidelines and restrictions that have been set as to how many people can be in the funeral home at one time.  

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

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Dennis Longairc


Dennis Ferdinand Longairc, age 71 of Jasper, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at his home.  Dennis was born June 29, 1948 to Stephen and Sylvia Longairc in Hamtramck, Michigan.  

He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for six years and served in Vietnam for fourteen months.  Dennis was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jeannette Longairc of Jasper; sons and daughters-in-law, Jason and Amber Longairc of Calhoun, Adam and Michelle Longairc of Shelby, Michigan, Matthew Longairc of Jasper; grandchildren, Sean, Erica, Tyler, Adam, Mackenzie; and great-grandson, Elijah.

Services will be held 12:30 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2020  at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home.   Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home on Monday, June 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The family would like to say a special Thank You to Dr. Shaffer for all his devoted care and to Heartlite Hospice.  

Thank You to Revolution Church for all the prayers and support!

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

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Dana Waller

Dana R. Waller, 55, of Jasper, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 24, 2020 from a massive heart attack.  He is survived by his four children, Dustin (Nathan) Thomas of Fairfax, Virginia, Kadi (Abe) Craddock of East Atlanta, Ember Waller of Marietta, Jacob C. Waller of Jasper; and two grandsons, Leighton and Oliver.  He is also survived by his parents, Jake and Jane Waller of Jasper and Barbara Waller of Gwinnett County; siblings, Doug (Carol) Waller of Jasper; Sydne Waller of Atlanta, Will (Emily) Waller of Rocky Mount, Virginia; and two stepsisters, Rosie Wigington of Jasper and Jeca Taudte of Brooklyn, New York.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Kristy Waller, of Brunswick.

Dana was a veteran of the US Navy, and worked for some years after his naval retirement with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office.  He was an old car enthusiast, particularly Pontiacs, and he loved drag racing competitions.  He was known as a quiet person with a very dry sense of humor. At his request, he was cremated, and his ashes will be interred at Georgia National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

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