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Obituaries for Dec. 10, 2020; Larry Young, Robert Mallernee, Carl Gaddis Jr., Greg Chaney, Jewel Childers, Cleo Silver, Patricia Nagele, Glenda Godfrey, David Childers, Bo Boling, Larry Ray

Larry Young

Larry Robert Young, 71, of Canton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. 

He was born June 15, 1949 to Raliegh and Eula Young in Jasper, Georgia. Larry grew up in Dawsonville and graduated from Dawson County High School and then from Georgia Tech.  He was a member of Free Hope Baptist Church. He loved Blue Grass Music and played several instruments but he most enjoyed spending time with family. 

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Joni Young of Canton and their precious daughter, Elizabeth Anne Gurr of Dunwoody.  Also surviving is his sister, Ruth Markham of Braselton; brother, Jerry Young of Georgia; sister-in-law, Mary Young of Dawsonville; niece, Becky Young of Dawsonville; nephew, Bobby Young of Donalsonville; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Roger and Faye Rich of Tate; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Tommy Greer of Courtland, Alabama. Several friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Young and son-in-law, Ryan Gurr.

A graveside service was held at 3 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Free Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Grant Wade and Reverend Johnny McPherson officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Free Hope Baptist Church in honor of Larry.

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

Online condolences may be made at


Robert Mallernee


Robert Eugene Mallernee, 89, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Wildwood Health Care. 

He was born September 5, 1931 to Rusk Bing and Elizabeth Mallernee in Cadiz, Ohio. He was an Elder at Etowah River Church of Christ.

Mr. Mallernee is survived by his sons and daughters-in, Dwight and Dianne Mallernee of Blue Ridge, Greg and Betty Mack Mallernee of Cumming; sister, Marlene Mallernee of Duluth, Minnesota; brother, Kenneth Mallernee of Cadiz, Ohio; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Katherine Mallernee.

Due to COVID-19, a celebration of life will be planned for a future date.

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


Carl Gaddis Jr.


Carl E. Gaddis, Jr., 77, was born November 5, 1943 in Cherokee County to and Laura Bell Colley and Carl E. Gaddis, Sr., formerly of Pickens County. Carl died of COVID-19 on December 1, 2020 a very short time after being diagnosed with having this virus. He had spent his career years in federal service at IRS as a trainer all across the U.S. He retired and returned to Pickens County to live in the late 80s.

His survivors are his only living immediate family members; his sister, Nina Harbour; his nephews, Ronald K. Norton (Annette) of Cumming, Dirone C. Norton (Katrinka) of Canton; niece, Tiana F. Bishop (Lennie) of Jasper.  Other local family members who provided help and comfort to Carl were Jeremiah Norton (Misty), Charlotte Bruce, Nick, Rocky (Sherry) Bishop, and Bianca Brown all of Jasper.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Long Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of Carl.

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

Online condolences may be made at


Greg Chaney


Greg Chaney, 71 of Sereven died Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The California native had lived in Wayne County the past six years.  The retired carpenter loved to farm, woodworking, trips to the beach to surf and all kinds of animals. He was predeceased by his wife, Mae Chaney; parents, Silas and Marie Chaney; brother, Mike Chaney; and stepson, Marty McTaggart;

Survivors are two sisters, Joan and Cathy Chaney, both of California; brother, John Chaney of California; stepdaughters, Sonya Lanier and Karen Mire; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; extended family, Terrell Cash, Jordan Cash, Greg Cash, Wendy Cash and April Lockey Floyd; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held by the family at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Christian Church with Kasey Kuyper officiating.


Jewel Childers


Jewel  Childers, 92, of Canton, GA passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. She was a member of Burnt Mountain Baptist Church in Pickens County.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, from the Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband,  Eugene Childers and her son,  Frank Childers.

Survivors include her son, Johnny Childers; daughter, Diane (James) Morris; grandchildren, William Childers, Michael Morris, Matthew and Tammy Morris, Crystal and Corky Ingalls, Colt and Lisa Childers, Miranda and Shane Townley; great-grandsons, Caleb Childers, Justin Morris, Logan Childers, Isaac Ingalls, Ethan Ingalls, Carson Townley and Asher Ingalls; great-granddaughters, Chloe Townley and Sierra Childers.

Several nieces and nephews also survived.

South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Cleo Silver


Martha Cleo Silver, 92, of Nelson, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 at Pruitt Health Care in Jasper.  She was born August 23, 1928 to Oscar and Etta Keener in Ellijay, Georgia. 

Cleo is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Arlene and Joe Dean of Nelson; grandchildren, Hollie Dean of Fairmount, Morgan and Sam Whitaker of Jasper, brother in law, DIllard Silver, of Talking Rock, sister in law, Betty Silver of Talking Rock, several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by husband, Denson Silver and daughter, Teresa Fitts.

A Ggaveside service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday,  December 6, 2020 at Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Greg Long officiating.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Flat Creek Church.

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

Online condolences may be made at


Patricia Nagele

May 18, 1938 - December 4, 2020


Mrs. Pat Nagele, 82, of Jasper, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 at her residence.

Mrs. Nagele is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim & Michelle Byrne of Fort Myers, FL and Joe & Amanda Nagele of Catskill, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Judi & Ed Walker of Jasper, Nancy & Chuck Anthony of New Jersey and Leann & Miles Taylor of New York; brother, John Kliegl of New York; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; daughter, Barbara; and sister, Joan.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park, FL and interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Avon Park, FL.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Nagele family.


Glenda Godfrey

May 21, 1949 - December 5, 2020


Ms. Glenda Biddy Godfrey, 71, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at her residence.

Ms. Godfrey is survived by her sons, Doug Eaton of Marble Hill and Patrick Godfrey of Talking Rock; daughters and son-in-law, Vickie & Jamie Hall of Kingston, GA and Holly Matchett of Jasper; brothers and sister-in-law, M.J. & Judy Biddy of Austell and Benny Biddy of Jasper; sisters and brother-in-law, Mildred Danforth of NC and Martha & Ronnie Clark of Ball Ground; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her partner, Richard Fortner.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Godfrey family.


David Childers

February 4, 1960 - December 7, 2020


Mr. Stanley David Childers, 60, of Ludville Community, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.

Mr. Childers is survived by his wife, Vivian Childers of Ludville; daughter, Jennie Quinton of Jasper; mother, Barbara Jean Childers of Jasper; brothers, Raymond Childers of Talking Rock, and Jack Lamar Childers of Jasper; sisters, Lisha McClure of Ludville, Ruby Helton of Alabama, and Michelle Winslow of Ellijay; grandchild, Caleb Quinton of Jasper.

No visitation or memorial service is scheduled at this time.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cagle Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Childers family.


Bo Boling


On Thursday November 26, 2020, Dewey Levoy “Bo” Boling loving husband, father and papa passed away at the age of 83.  

A service of Celebration of Bo’s life will be held at a later time. Bo was born May 1937 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in Tate, Ga. He grew up in Marietta, GA and graduated from Osborne High School in 1955. He married Margie Swanson in June 1963. He began his career in the Air National Guard at Dobbins AFB and then went on to own and operate American Auto Paint and Body Shop for 30 years. 

He was a member of the Ga Freemasons. He loved gardening, hunting, building hot rod cars and working hard for his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Emory and Eva Boling as well as his brother Lamar Boling. 

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Margie S. Boling; daughter, Paige Allen (Aubrey); son, Chad Boling and five grandchildren, Tate, Ben, Adeline, Alexis and Amy. 

A service will be held at a later date.


Larry Ray


James Larry Ray, age 74, of Nelson, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.  A Pickens County native, he was born April 24, 1946 to Henry and Frances Ray.  

Larry proudly joined the United States Marine Corp, then received an honorable discharge  for medical issues.  Larry worked for Lockheed before landing the position of District Manager over Sporting Goods K Mart Southeast Division. Larry and his brother, Ronnie, started "R & R" in the early 80s, then split to R & R Towing and R & R Bodyshop as the business grew. He held several positions with Pickens County government before running for and being elected as Chief Magistrate Judge of Pickens County where he served citizens for 20 years until his retirement in 2011. After retirement, he was elected Mayor of the City of Nelson for a couple of terms and then entered into full retirement.

Larry was preceded in death by his mom, Frances Ray; dad, Henry Ray; wife, Brenda Chastain Ray; and sister, Patsy Howard.

He is survived by his daughter, LaSandra Cooley of Nelson; son and daughter-in-law,  Jason and Nicole Ray of Jasper; grandchildren, Justin and Tracy Thacker of McDonough, Samantha and Josh Wilson of Talking Rock, Kevin and Danielle Cooley of Talking Rock, Jeremy Cooley of Hudson, Michigan, Andrew and Alyssa Ray of Jasper, Kyle Ray of Jasper, Hunter Weldy of Jasper, Sara Beth Hall of Jasper.  Several great-grandchildren also survive.

Larry was well known and respected in the community as a caring man that would do whatever he could for anyone.

Larry has spent the last few years fishing, boating, traveling and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, December 11, 2020 at Sunrise Memorial Gardens with Reverend Harold Cantrell officiating.  

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Thursday, December 10 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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

Online condolences may be made at