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John Lee Duke

Mr. John Lee Duke, beloved husband, father, granddad and brother, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021. A resident of Jasper, Georgia for 26 years, Mr. Duke, age 83, passed away surrounded by his loved ones. The service for John Lee Duke will be held on Saturday, July 31, at the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 and the service will begin at 2:00 pm. DAV Chapter 47 will conduct military honors. Mr. Duke will be interred in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. The final arrangements are being handled by In Their Honor Funeral Home of Jasper, Georgia. 706-253-5060

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JAMES MERLEN MOCK

James Merlen Mock passed away peacefully on July 3, 2021 in his home in Big Canoe, surrounded by his family. He was born in Oklahoma City Oklahoma to Merle and Virginia Mock on August 16, 1936. He grew up in Guthrie, Okla and attended Oklahoma State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in business in 1958. He met his wife, Barbara Ogburn in Guthrie and they were married on June 11, 1959. They were happily married for 62 years.

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GABRIELLE SIPOS

Gabrielle Sipos, of the Big Canoe Community, passed away on Sunday, July 4th, 2021. No services scheduled at this time.

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JONNIE JANENE SALAS

Jonnie Janene Salas of Big Canoe, GA passed away peacefully at her home on July 03, 2021. Visitation will be held on July 09, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at In Their Honor Funeral Home in Jasper, GA. Funeral services are scheduled for July 10, 2021 at11:00a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Jasper, GA.

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Owen D. Finsted

Viewing will take place on Monday, 6/28 at 6PM at Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming GA. A Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, 6/29 at 10:30 AM at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Johns Creek, GA. The Funeral Mass can be viewed on YouTube. He will be laid to rest along with his beloved Daisy at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.

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TAYLOR ANDREW MUNDY

Taylor Andrew Mundy, 18, of Ball Ground, passed away on June 18, 2021. A casual visitation and celebration of life will be held Friday, June 25 at 6:30 pm at In Their Honor of Jasper.Taylor was born at Piedmont Hospital to Kenneth L. Mundy Jr. and Jessica R. Mundy on November 21, 2002. Taylor recently graduated high school and was planning to attend Huntingdon College, where he would play lacrosse and major in business.

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Stacy Williams

Stacy Williams, age 56, of Duluth, Georgia passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021. No services are planned at this time. In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30040

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Ronnie Davis

Ronnie Davis, age 50, of Chatsworth, Georgia passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

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Gene Troglin

Gene Troglin, age 76, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 12 til the memorial service at 2PM in the Chapel of In Their Honor of Jasper Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

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TAMMY BETH CAYLOR

Tammy Beth Caylor, age 59, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Wednesday May 26th, 2021. Tammy was preceded in death by brother Michael Stephen Caylor, of Jasper GA and sister Kimberly Anne Osmer, of Jasper, GA. Tammy is survived by daughter Misty Wilkerson, and her 3 grandchildren Logan Wilkerson, Asher Wilkerson, and Lyla Wilkerson, of Canton, GA; daughter Jennifer Beth Martin and her wife Brandi Martin and their 2 children Bethany Franklin and Michele Franklin, of Jasper, GA; her sister Pamela Cheshire and husband Garry, of Ball Ground, GA; brother Jeff Caylor and wife Sue, of Newnan, GA; sister Donna Andrew and husband Jami, of Acworth, GA; sister Paula Wright, of Jasper, GA; sister Karen Attaway and husband Danny, of Jasper, GA; brother Mark Caylor and wife Sherry, of Jasper, GA. Several other extended family members also survive.

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Michael Stroud

Michael Stroud, age 76, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Jeffery Scott Van Doran

Jeffery Scott Van Doran, age 58, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021.

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Anne Newell Saunders

Sarah Ann Newell Saunders, age 80, of Gulf Shores, Alabama passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

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James Hunter

James Hunter, age 95, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021.

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Michael Claire Towns

Michael Claire Towns age 70, was born in Eaton Rapids, Michigan onDecember 9, 1950 and died on May 21, 2021 in Woodstock, Georgia

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Richard "Rick" Schunk

Richard (Rick) Schunk passed away from Covid-19 on May 10, 2021 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. In lieu of flowers please donate to https://sweetolivefarm.org/pages/history

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JANE SHUMWAY PIERCE

PIERCE, JANE SHUMWAY, age 99 passed away on May 7, 2021.

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Jeanne Casimir

Mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, our beloved Jeanne Casimir left this world on May 8th, 2021 at the age of 71.

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Jean Osora

Jean (Carron) Osora, 89 of Atlanta, GA, wife of the late Frank Osora, died Wednesday May 12, 2021 at home.

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Amy Diana Brown

Amy Diana Brown, age 45, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Monday, March 8, 2021

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Karen Jacobs

Karen Ann Jacobs, 84, of Woodstock, GA passed away peacefully on May 1, 2021 after an extended illness.

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Eva Delores Headley

Eva Delores Headley, 85, passed away Wednesday May 5, 2021 at home in Jasper, GA.

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Linda Marie Sanderlin

Linda Marie Sanderlin, age 61, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

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WILLIAM TOY DAVIS

William Toy Davis, Jr. February 28, 1924—May 3, 2021.

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Mary Ann Latch

Mary Ann Latch of Woodstock, GA departed this life to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, after a rich and loving 84-year life. She leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, beauty, respect, and values.

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James Thomas Carney

James Thomas Carney age 96, of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

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Mark Schmaus

Mark Schmaus, age 71 of Ellijay, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021.

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Paul Barfield

Paul Barfield age 72 of Ball Ground, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Memorial service will be 11AM, Wednesday, April 21,2021 in the Chapel of In Their Honor of Jasper.

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Thomas Richard (Tippy) Drake

Thomas Richard Drake of 129 Madison Court, Jasper, GA, passed away at The Retreat in Jasper on April 15, 2021 at the age of 81.

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Randy Bearden

Randy Bearden, age62 of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021.

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Donna Elaine Anderson

Donna Elaine (Everett) Anderson peacefully passed away in her home in Canton, GA on March 14, 2021 just shy of her 71st birthday.

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Larry Allen Porter

Larry Allen Porter, age 51, of Nelson Georgia, formerly of Canton, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

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RICHARD SENKOWSKI

Richard “Rick” Senkowski, age 61, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at his home surrounded by family after an extended illness. Rick is survived by his wife Marcy of 39 years; father Stanley Richard Senkowski, of California; mother Mariann Thibideau, of Florida; godson, his #1 Derek Morgan and his family, which gave so much joy and love to Ricks life; sisters Nicki Thibideau, of Florida; Vicki Garvey and husband Mike, of New York; Sandy Randall and husband Scott, of California; brother Steve Senkowski, of California; Rick was blessed to have an extended family in his brothers -in-law and sisters-in-law of Michigan who knew what a special man he was. He enjoyed living in Jasper, Georgia for the last 30 years in his place on the “Mountain”. Rick was cremated and a celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30400. 706-253-5060

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Albert "Al" J. Harman

Albert “Al” John Harman, age 88, of Jasper, GA (Bent Tree Community) passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Funeral service will be 2PM Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Trinity Church in Marble Hill.

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Dean James Pogue

Dean James Pogue, age 66, passed away on March 10, 2021 at home in Big Canoe, GA.

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William Clarence Brown, Sr.

William Clarence Brown, Sr. age 70 passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 in North Fulton, Georgia surrounded by his family. Clarence was born in Macon, Georgia.

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Imogene White

Imogene White, age 82, of Jasper, Georgia, formerly of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

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Daniel Lee "Danny" Cunningham

Daniel Lee “Danny” Cunningham age 60 of Duluth, Georgia passed away Sunday, February28, 2021 after an extended illness.

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WILLIAM DARRELL BALLEW

William Darrell Ballew (Papa Bear & Tiny), age 55, of Woodstock, Georgia passed unexpectedly Thursday, February 11,2021. Mr. Ballew was a Commercial Driver he drove for Domino's Pizza for over 20 years, loved fishing, mechanic on cars and was an avid collector. Mr. Ballew loved being around his friends and tinkering on things. Mr. Ballew had found a passion for Young Living Essential Oils and looked forward to getting his package each month. Darrell is survived by his wife of 28 years Hope Ballew (Holcombe); daughters: Victoria Ballew; Wahkuna Holcombe, all of Woodstock, Georgia; Father and Step-mother Billy & Haley Ballew, of Talking Rock, Georgia; Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law Lynn & Charles Roper; Nephew & his wife Parker & Danielle Roper; Great Nephew Charlie Roper all of Woodstock, Georgia Darrell is also survived by 7 fur babies that he loved very much. They spent most of their days together, they loved him very much. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Sunday, March 14, 2021 @ 2 pm. At Red Top Mountain State Park at Group Shelter #2 on Marina Road. In lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations to be given to his wife (Hope Ballew) to cover financial expenses.

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Paul Harvey Simpson

Paul H. Simpson, age 86,of Woodstock, Georgia passed away February 8, 2021 after an extended illness

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JEROME EVAN HIRTLE

Jerome Evan Hirtle, age 57, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 after an extended illness. Mr. Hirtle loved model RC Airplanes, fishing and working on cars. Jerome is survived by wife of 29 years Melissa Hirtle; sons Tyler Hirtle, of Jasper, Georgia; Travis Hirtle, of Holly Springs, Georgia; brothers and sisters-in-law John and JoAnne Hirtle, of Woodstock, Georgia; Ted and Cheryl Hirtle, of California; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Brandy and Richard Bragg, of Jasper, Georgia; Kim Thompson, of Largo, Florida; Debbie and Bert Isenbletter, of Marietta, Georgia; Sheryl and Jamerson Hyatt, of Copper Hill, Tennessee. No arrangements are planned at this time. Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143 706.253.5060 Condolences can be emailed to ithjkj@gmail.com

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RICHARD QUINN (DICK) BOYLES

Richard Quinn (Dick) Boyles, 93, of Oriental, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia died Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Provident Village, Canton, Georgia.

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Norman David Leiding

Norman David Leiding, age 58, of Ranger, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021. Mr. Leiding loved arts, music, RC Models (planes, helicopters, tanks) and he was a construction heavy equipment operator. Mr. Leiding is survived by son Budd Leiding, of Acworth, Georgia; sister Susan Raasch and husband Anthony, of Ranger, Georgia; mother Yvonne Leiding, of Panama City, Florida; half-brother Rick Sousley. No services are planned at this time. Trust and care placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. 706-253-5060 Please sign the online guestbook at www.intheirhonorofjasper.com

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KIMBERLY ANNE OSMER

Kimberly Anne Caylor Osmer, age 56, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021. Graveside funeral service will be 1PM, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Yellow Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Marble Hill, Georgia. Kimberly was born in Tate, Georgia June 9, 1964. She graduated from Pickens County High School in1982 and Chattahoochee Technical College in 2004. She married Tony Brett Osmer on May 25, 2002 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Kimberly is preceded in death by her father Clarence Marcus Caylor and mother Mildred Anne Goble. She is survived by husband Tony Brett Osmer; daughter Jessica Hitt Pendley; son Matthew Hitt; sisters Pam Cheshire and spouse; Donna Andrew and spouse; Tammy Kincaid; Paula Schmidt; Karen Attaway and spouse; brothers Michael Caylor and spouse; Jeffrey Caylor and spouse; Mark Caylor and spouse; grandkids Zoe Flowers; Braylon Pendley; Ryder Pendley; Riley Osmer. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Arrangements entrusted to In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations, 481 Noah Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143 706.253.5060.Please sign online guestbook at www.intheirhonorofjasper.com

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TRISHA LOUANN MASSIE

Trisha Massie, 56 of Jasper passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 at her residence. There will be no visitation or service at this time. A memorial service will be planed later in the year. Arrangements are being handled by In Their Honor Funeral home.

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MARK DANIEL BYESS, JR.

Mark Daniel Byess, Jr. age 61 of Jasper, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021. Mr. Byess loved his pet dogs, trout fishing and white tail deer hunting.

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KENNETH JAMES JARRETT

Kenneth James Jarrett, 40, of Marble Hill, passed away on December 28th, 2020 in Ellijay.Kenneth was born in Jasper, Ga, to Brenda Diane Jarrett on August 8th, 1980. He married Darlene Jarrett on May 8th, 2013, in Jasper, Ga. He worked as a welder at North Ga Millwright.

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CATHERINE 'CATHY' ANN WATERS

Catherine ‘Cathy’ Ann Waters, 72, of Ball Ground, GA, formally of Geneseo, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at her home. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.Cathy was born April 19, 1948, the daughter of LeRoy and Valeska (Patterson) Combs. She graduated from Moline High School in 1966.

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DR. SARAH V. BELL

Sarah Virginia Bell, 65, died peacefully on December 28, 2020 in Watkinsville, GA. Born in Atlanta, GA to the late Charles Woodrow Bell and Sarah Molene Holmes Bell, Sarah graduated North Fulton High School in 1973. She earned degrees in English from Furman University (1977) and the University of Georgia, completing her Ph.D. in 1989 with a dissertation on William Faulkner.

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WALTER GRIFFIN

Walter Griffin (born August 1, 1937) is an American poet who lived in East Point, Georgia for decades and after long illness, died peacefully at his home on November 30, 2020 at the age of 83. He was a beloved father, grandfather, and father-in-law. He is the author of ten collections of poetry and his work has appeared in more than 400 national and international publications. Born Jasper (Jay) Walter Griffin in Wilmington Delaware, he is the only son of William Samuel Griffin and Nina Opal Blalock. 

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SUSAN OXLEY GORDON

Susan Oxley Gordon, 74, of Newnan, GA passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children on December 20, 2020, at Piedmont Hospital Newnan. She is survived by son Jeff Gordon (Rachel) and daughters Karin Gordon and Jenny Thomas (Joel); grandchildren: Schyler Maxwell, Tucker Thomas, Sawyer Thomas, Madelyn Gordon, Evelyn Gordon, and James Gordon; great granddaughter Stella Maxwell, and her doggie companion Gabby as well as siblings, sisters in law, and nieces and nephew. She also leaves to cherish her memory all the children that were blessed with one of her “Bunny Cakes” over the years. She is preceded in death by her husband Douglas Gordon, grandson Timothy Thomas, and her parents Dick and Louise Oxley.

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