Charles Anthony Payne (Tony): Obituary


Mr. Tony Payne, age 78 of Jasper, Georgia passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Lloyd and Erma Payne and his son-in-law, Mark Stout.

Charles Anthony Payne (Tony) was born in Whitestone, Georgia on February 23, 1941, the son of Erma Dale Payne and John Lloyd Payne. He was born at home and remained a resident of Pickens County his entire life. After graduating Shorter College, Tony married his High School sweetheart and love of his life, Sandra Wheeler Payne, in 1964. Together they had two children, Charles Anthony Payne, Jr. “Chuck” and Tonia Len Payne Stout. Tony worked for The Georgia Marble Company for over 30 years and would enthusiastically admit that he enjoyed retirement much more. Tony served many years as Chairman of the Deacons at First Baptist Church Jasper, and in his free time enjoyed hunting, shooting, and occasionally shared his talents with the Tater Patch Players in musicals such as Oklahoma and The Music Man. Cowboy movies were his favorite, and it was understood that you do not interrupt John Wayne movies.

Tony is survived by his wife, Sandra Payne; his brother, Bob Payne (Mary Ellen); his sister, Patsy Payne Benson; his children, Chuck Payne (Lisa) and Tonia Payne Stout; one niece, many nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews; and also his grandchildren, Julianna Payne, Sam Stout, Lucy Stout, and Molly Stout. Tony would unashamedly acknowledge that his grandchildren were the light of his life, kept the twinkle in his eye, and were his proudest accomplishment. He also loved his dog, Izzy, which Sandra told him he could not have.

Tony’s sense of humor, kind smile, and tender heart will be missed by everyone privileged to have known him.

A celebration of his life will take place at Roper Funeral Home in Jasper on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Forest Memorial Park .

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The family request in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the Jasper First Baptist Church.

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

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Bob Palmer: Obituary


Mr. Bob Palmer, age 91 of Jasper, passed away Tuesday October 15, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Palmer is survived by his Son & Daughter-in-Law: Scott & Heidi Palmer of Dallas, Step-Son & Daughter-in-Law: Doug & Robyn Platt of Jasper; Daughters: Maureen McDowell of Douglasville and Barbara Barber of Marietta; ten Grandchildren; several Great-Grandchildren and several Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation is Wednesday October 16, from 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM and Thursday October 17, from 8:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday October 17, 2019 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Pastor Martin Barlow officiating.

Interment will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens following the funeral service.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Palmer family.


Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 10/6 – 10/12

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

PCSO arrest report/photos provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Pickens County. Those arrests are posted on for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.


Robert Bailey: Obituary


Mr. Robert Bailey, age 84 of Jasper, passed away Thursday October 10, 2019 at Pruitt Heath.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his Wife: Judy Bailey of Jasper; Son & Daughter-in-Law: Robert Cole & Erin Bailey of New York; Grandson: Rodeo Bailey.

A private memorial service will be planned at a later date.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bailey family.


Deborah Frances Stanfield Norton: Obituary


Mrs. Deborah Frances Stanfield Norton, age 85, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at her residence in Villa Rica.

Mrs. Norton is survived by her Brother: Charles Stanfield of Jasper; Brother & Sister-in-Law: Patrick & Sharon Stanfield of Jasper; Sisters & Brothers-in-Law: Martha & Joe Eller of Villa Rica, Anne & Jack Goodwill of Villa Rica; Grandson: Joshua Adcock; several Nieces and Nephews.

The family will be receiving friends Thursday, October 10 from 3:30 PM until 9:00 PM and Friday, October 11 from 8:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday October 11, 2019 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Chaplain James Bradley officiating.

Interment will be at Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Charles Stanfield, Bart Stanfield, Mitchel Stanfield, Steve Mullinax, Scott Eisterhold, Christopher Eller and Jack Goodwill.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Norton family.


Vera Wright: Obituary


Mrs. Vera Wright, age 55 of Jasper, passed away Thursday October 10, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Wright is survived by her Husband: Carl Wright of Jasper; Daughters: Emily Wofford of Jasper, Halie Wofford of Jasper, Mandy Wofford of Jasper and Dalana Wright of Jasper; Sons in heart: Tyler Suarez and Miguel Suarez of Jasper; Brothers: Floyd Mashburn of Ellijay and Farrol Mashburn of Jasper; Sister: Wanda Suarez of Jasper; Grandson: Antony Rivera; several Nieces and Nephews; Great Niece: Martha Suarez; Great-Nephew: Isaiah Mashburn.

Visitation is Saturday October 12 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Sunday October 13 from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM, and Monday October 14 from 9:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday October 14, 2019 at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens following the funeral service.

The family will accept flowers or donations to help with funeral expenses.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wright family.


Billye Holcomb: Obituary


Ms. Billye Holcomb White, age 62 of Jasper, passed away Thursday October 10, 2019 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

Ms. White is survived by her Son: Charles Swafford of Jasper, and his girlfriend Ashley Lockey of Jasper; Brothers: Judd Holcomb of Locust Grove and  Jason Eubanks of Canton; Sisters: Beth Coleman of Palmetto, GA, Linda Holcomb of Jasper and Donna Smith of Jasper; Grandchildren: Emily Silvers, Kelsey Silvers and Allison Silvers; several Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation is Saturday October 12, from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM and Sunday October 13, from 8:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday October 13, 2019 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Ball Ground Baptist Church Cemetery, following the funeral service.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the White family.


Francis “Alan” Abell: Obituary


Francis “Alan” Abell, age 67, a resident of Louisville, KY and Jasper, GA, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. Alan was a 1970 graduate of Northside High School in Warner Robbins. He was retired from UPS, where he made some of his best lifelong friends, who knew him as “Frank”. He also served as a volunteer firefighter with the J-Town fire department and loved to golf, bowl, and read Stephen King novels. Most of all he loved his beloved grandchildren. Alan was also a University of Kentucky Fan, “Go Cats-OohOoh”.

He was born on May 30, 1952 in Owensboro, Kentucky to Joseph Claybourn Abell and Edna Florence Head Buchanan who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by Stepfather, Ed Buchanan and his niece, Taylor Underwood.

Survivors include: Daughter, Samantha (Justin) Wilson, Louisville, KY; Grandchildren, Xander Abell, Ryder P., and Piper Jo Wilson, all of Louisville, KY; Samantha’s Mother, Jeanne Abell, Louisville, KY; Step-Mother, Doris Abell, Crestwood, KY; Sisters; Deborah (Mike) Garner, St. Johns, Florida; Pam (James) Piper, Jasper, GA; Gina Abell Wells, Prospect, KY; Rhonda (Bobby) Sedoris, Lagrange, KY; and Janna Abell, Crestwood, KY. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and by his faithful companion, Skeeter the cat.

Visitation will be held at Buckner Christian Church, 2714 Old Cedar Point Rd., LaGrange, KY on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 4-6pm with a memorial service to follow at 6 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a gift to Christian Academy of Louisville – Southwest Campus in honor of his grandkids. Donations can be mailed to 8307 St. Andrews Church Road, Louisville, KY 40258 Attn: Mrs. Anna Carson.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory in Jasper, GA.

Online condolences may be made at

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