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Obituaries from March 25, 2021; Barbara Darby, Vincent Handy

Barbara Darby


Barbara A. Darby, 78, of Talking Rock, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Pruitt Health in Jasper. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Cherokee Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday prior to the service from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour. 

Barbara was a member of Chalcedonia Baptist Church. She enjoyed painting and crocheting. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lanier Darby; daughter, Taryn Darby; stepdaughter, Anita Anderson; siblings, Hazel Price, Kermit Mills and James Mills; survivors include her children, Kenneth Darby (Brenda) and Traci Darby; stepchildren, Randy Darby (Natalie) and Linda Martin (Robert); siblings, Donna Stanfield, Cheryl Sherrington (Dave) and Bruce Mills; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Serving as pallbearers will be David Pruitt, Phil Collett, Mike Price, Robert Poole, Rocky Hendrix and Kevin Curnalia. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Chalcedonia Baptist Church. 

Due to COVID-19 facial coverings are required, no food is permitted and the Chapel seating is limited to 50 people. 

Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA is honored to serve the family. 770-479-2131.


Vincent Handy


Vincent Gene Handy, 84, of Jasper, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at his home.  

He was born February 21, 1937 to the late John and Ava Handy in Danville, Virginia.  

Vincent is survived by his wife, Darlene Lathem Handy of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Wade and Heather Handy of Marietta; son, Mark Handy of Macon; son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Jessica Lathem of Jasper; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Erik Lentz of Atlanta; grandchildren, Janey, Christian, Hillary, Gage, Madison, Layla-Grace, Skyler, and Allie.  

He was preceded in death by son, David Handy.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Max Caylor officiating.   

In lieu of flowers, make memorial donations in honor of Mr. Handy to Pickens Sheriff's Foundation or to CARES.

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

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