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Obituaries for August 13, 2020; Lillian Noland, Larry Gowder

Lillian Noland


Lillian June Noland, 84, of Talking Rock passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020 at her home.  Lillian was born July 25, 1936 in Jasper, Georgia to Austin and Bulah Young.

Mrs. Noland is survived by her children, Linda Dillard (Reed) of Talking Rock, Brenda Nunley (Grady) of Talking Rock, Charles Noland (Jean) of Jasper, Cathy Moss of Jasper, and Dennis Noland (Donna) of Talking Rock; sisters, Edna Chastain of Jasper and Stella Monforti of Talking Rock; fourteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Noland and daughter, Glenda Sue Maney.   

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. Interment followed at Lake Forest Memorial Park.

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

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Larry Gowder


Larry Daniel Gowder, 71, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at his home. He was born March 8, 1949 to Floyd C. and Jeanne Gowder in Dallas, Texas.  

Dan retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 35 years of service.  He had a passion for Cars, Coca Cola Memorabilia, NASCAR racing and motorcycles. His family and friends held a special place in his heart. He enjoyed being an active member at Tate United Methodist Church in Tate, Georgia.

Dan is survived by his wife, Carol A. Gowder of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Teressa Gowder of Marietta; grandchildren, Madison Dane Gowder and Hogan Nathaniel Gowder.  He was preceded in death by son, Stuart Gowder.

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Sunday, August 16 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tate United Methodist Church for the Mission Program or the Weekend Snack Program.  (Tate UMC; PO Box 116; Tate, GA  30177)

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

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