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Obituaries for June 3, 2021; Marilyn Quinton, Jimmy Roper, Virlyn Taylor, Jody Goode, Harold Barmore, Hoyt Keener, Joyce Chumley, Jackie Lamy, Bradley May, Jeffery Van Doran, Tammy Kincaid, Carol Conway, James Hunter, Michael Stroud, Sarah Saunders

Marilyn Quinton

Marilyn Vyonne Quinton,  84, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021 at her home. Marilyn was born September 15, 1936 to Jeff and Corrie Cantrell in Tate, Georgia.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Don Quinton; daughter, Donna Holt and her husband Phil; son, Jeff Quinton and his wife Penny; sister, Rosalyn Poole; sister, Helen Bannister; grandchild, Gavin Bacchus and his wife, Michelle; grandchild, Hannah Benick and her husband, Jason; grandchild, Ashley Holt; grandchild, Jesse Quinton; great-grandchild, Sydney Leahy; great-grandchild, Lexie Benich; great-grandchild, Tanner Hall; great-grandchild, Shannon Leahy; great-grandchild, Ariel Leahy.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Talking Rock Baptist Church with Reverend Buck Parker and Reverend Steven Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in the Talking Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.  

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  

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

 

Jimmy Roper

James "Jimmy" Alfred Roper, 72, of Waleska, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021 at his home. He was born July 15, 1948 to Samuel and Flossie Roper in Canton, Georgia.

Jimmy is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Tammy Roper of Jasper, Chris and Linda Roper of Waleska; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Lee Stewart of Armuchee; grandchildren, Tyler and Jordan Brooks of Jasper, Breana Brooks of Jasper, Emily Roper of Waleska, Matthew Roper of Waleska, Olivia Stewart of Armuchee; sister, Nettie Ruth Gravitt of Waleska; sister and brother-in-law, Burlen and Vernon Chaffin of Cumming.  Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Faye Roper and his parents, Samuel and Flossie Roper.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Phillip Taylor and Reverend Jerry Johnson officiating. Interment followed at 1:30 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

 

Virlyn Taylor

November 20, 1928 – May 24, 2021

Mr. Virlyn Ralph Taylor, 92, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021, at his home in DeFuniak Springs, Florida surrounded by his family.  He was born November 20, 1928 in Ringgold, Georgia to James Calvin Taylor and Thursie Jane Darnell Taylor.

Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Patricia Lynn Taylor; brothers, Charlie Taylor, Carl Taylor, Earl Taylor, Arthur Taylor, Bill Taylor, Johnny Taylor; and sister, Gladys Brediger.

Mr. Taylor is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 71 years, Mildred Louise Bennett Taylor, whom he married April 19, 1950 in Jasper, Georgia.  He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Ruthalee Taylor, Raymond and Ruth Taylor, Barney and Patsy Taylor, all of Jasper, Georgia; his children, Pamela Taylor Harrison and husband Eddie, Steve Virlyn Taylor and wife Michelle, Danny Herbert Taylor and wife Connie; grandchildren, Tina Harrison Martin and husband Tommy, Sheila Harrison Carter and husband Timmy, Mariah Ruth Taylor Nelson and husband Spencer, Logan Ethan Taylor and wife Mallory; step-granddaughter, Erika Rice; great-grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Robertson, Hailey Brooke Carter, Lauren Jade Carter; step-great grandson, Taylor Martin.  Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery in Jasper, Georgia 30143.

In lieu of flowers, cards may be given to the family and donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 99 Eglin Pkwy NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 or online at www.cancer.org.

 

Jody Goode

Jody H. Goode, 56, of Jasper,  passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. She was born December 13, 1964 to Fay and Shirley Howard in Canton, Georgia.

Jody is survived by her husband, Terry Goode of Jasper; daughter, Misty Collett of Jasper; father, Fay Howard of Jasper; brothers, Charles Howard, Wendell Howard of Marble Hill; grandchildren, Tristian Collett, and Isabella Collett.  Several other relatives also survive.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tonya Renee Goode.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m.,  Friday, May 28, 2021in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home. Interment followed at Lake Forest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Jody to Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.

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

 

Harold Barmore

Harold Eugene Barmore, 86, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Monday, May 24, 2021. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday,  May 28, 2021 at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta with Rev. Ben Mock officiating. Interment followed at Kennesaw Memorial Park in Marietta.

  A native and lifelong resident of Marietta, Mr. Barmore moved to Jasper, GA in 2003. He was a veteran of the United States Army with 2 years of service. He retired from the Cobb County Board of Education as a Audio-Visual Technician after 25 years of employment. Mr. Barmore was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper, and enjoyed carpentry and working in his yard.

  Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Yvonne Barmore; two daughters, Debbie Perdue, LaGrange, GA and Teresa Gooden, Jasper, GA; grandson, Eric Daniel Johnson, LaGrange, GA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harold Barmore's memory to Calvary Children's Home @ www.calvarykids.org. Online guest book at www.westcobbfuneralhome.com.

 

Hoyt Keener

 

Mr. Hoyt Keener, 93, of Fairmount, Georgia, departed this life Wednesday morning, May 26, 2021 at his home.  Hoyt was born April 10, 1928 in Gilmer County, Georgia, (Round Top) a son of the late Charlie Clifford and Rosie White Keener.  He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Lou Johnson Keener whom he married October 26, 1957 and died, November 22, 2018, his only child, Michael Hoyt Keener who died May 6, 2008, his brothers, Tom Keener, Alf Keener and Harley Keener, his sisters, Bessie Mae Teal, Clara Bell Smith, Beatrice Davis, Connie Clark, Lillian Barton, Dorothy Burgess, Alvie Mullinax and Janett Keener.

Hoyt was a 50 year plus member of the Morning Star Masonic Lodge #349 in Fairmount, Georgia. He attended Grace Baptist Church.

He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Deborah Keener Hartman of Jasper, GA; nieces and nephews, Cindy and Gary “Mongo” Ingle of Calhoun, GA, John Gibson, Jimmy David both of Fairmount, GA, Michelle and Robert Vines of Conyers, GA, Ruth Holcomb of Acworth, GA, Genelle Payne of Buford, GA; sister-in-law, Sue Gibson of Fairmount, GA; several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many cousins.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Hoyt Keener were held Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Ponders Fairmount Chapel with Reverend Kendal Brantley and Reverend Robert Vines officiating.  He will be laid to rest with his family at Pleasant Grove (Ryo) Baptist Church Cemetery with Josh Ingle, Robert Vines, Jonathan Gibson, Nicholas Davis, Dylan Gaddy and Vence Davis honored to serve as pallbearers. Masonic graveside rites will be provided by Morning Star Lodge #349.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 2566 Hwy 411 Fairmount GA 30139

 

Joyce Chumley

February 4, 1941 - May 19, 2021

Ms. Joyce Dorsey Chumley, 80, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at her residence.

Joyce is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Dixie Dean & Tony Bishop of Jasper, and Dawn Dean Brown of Savannah; brothers, Robert Dorsey of Jasper, and Lewis Dorsey of Jasper; sisters-in-law, Joan & Dean Cantrell, and Brenda Jetter; grandchildren, Troy Brown, Abigail Brown, and Sydney Brown; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Rev. Max Caylor officiating.

Interment was at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery following the funeral service.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dorsey/Chumley family.

 

Jackie Lamy

February 16, 1949 - May 16, 2021

Ms. Jackie Birchall Lamy, 72, of Jasper, passed away May 16, 2021 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

Ms. Lamy was born in Atlanta, GA, February 16, 1949. She grew up in Milledgeville, GA where she graduated from Baldwin County High School. She attended Florida State University where she was a member of the synchronized swimming team. She then transferred to the University of Georgia where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree. She furthered her education by obtaining a Master's in education from Armstrong Atlantic University. Jackie taught special education for 30 years. Most of her years in education were spent teaching in Savannah Chatham Public County Schools. After moving to the mountains of Jasper, GA she began teaching as a special education teacher and retired from Cherokee County School District.

Jackie is preceded in death by her father, John Henry "Jack" Birchall; mother, Evelyn DeFors; and her husband, Richard Dennis Lamy Jr.

Jackie is survived by her daughter, Meredith Smith of Jasper; stepson & stepdaughter in law, Richard Kiley and Tania Lamy; two stepgrandchildren, Kiley and Reagan Lamy.

Also surviving are brother and sister in law, Gary and Terry Birchall of Wilmington, NC; nephew, John Birchall and wife Malissa, and their son Brian, and nephew Brian Birchall of Cartersville, GA.

Jackie loved to spend time with her family, watch University of Georgia football, shop, and plant flowers. She also enjoyed and was grateful for the views of the water from her house in Savannah and the views of the mountains from her house in Jasper. She was compassionate, giving and loving.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lamy family.

 

Bradley May

Bradley William May, 68, of Ball Ground, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021. Services will be announced. In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home.

 

Jeffery Van Doran

Jeffery Scott Van Doran, 58, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021. No services are planned at this time. In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

 

Tammy Kincaid

Tammy Caylor Kincaid, 59, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Services will be planned for a later time. In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

 

Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller, 80, of Brookhaven, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021. No service are planned at this time. In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

 

Carol Conway

Carol Conway, 88, of Jasper, Georgia ( Bent Tree Community) passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021. No services are planned at this time. In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

 

James Hunter

James Hunter, 95, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021. No services are planned at this time. In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

 

Michael Stroud

Michael Stroud, 76, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021. No services are planned at this time. In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations.

 

Sarah Saunders

Sarah Ann Newell Saunders, 80, of Gulf Shores, Alabama passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Services will be held at a later date. In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations. 

 

 

Card of Thanks

On behalf of Frances Crook we would like to send our great appreciations to all family and friends who sent beautiful flowers and lovely words of sympathy.

Thank you to all the preachers, pallbearers and singers who helped with such a meaningful service. A special thank you to Georgia Mountains Hospice and Dr. Bryan Hooker for the excellent care that was given to our Mother.

Also a big thanks to Kevin Roper and Roper Funeral Home for such wonderful support and kindness in our time of grief.

Thank God for friends family for being there in a time of grief.

May God bless you all.

James, Barbara and Carolyn

 

Masonic Resolution

Masonic resolution on the death of Brother Donald Ray Goodman.

To the Worshipful Master, Warden, and Brethren of Pickens Star Lodge #220 F&A.M. Jasper, Georgia. Whereas, on March 24, 2021 it was the will of the Grand Architect of Heaven and Earth to call from Labor to Refreshment our beloved Brother Donald Ray Goodman and whereas we, his brethren, feel keenly his absence from our midst, and while we humbly bow to the will of our Infinite Creator, we desire to make a suitable memorial, therefore: Be it resolved that Pickens Star Lodge No. 220 F&A.M. express to the family of our departed Brother, deepest sympathy and wish to express our gratitude for his life of service among us.

Be it further resolved that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family of our departed brother, A copy to be spread on our minutes and a copy be published in the Pickens County Progress.

Respectfully Submitted, Worshipful Brother Keith Hales, Worshipful Brother Jem Hams, Worshipful Brother Rex Kilpatrick