Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Jessie Roberta Grindle, age 75 of Murrayville. Mrs. Grindle passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Funeral services are sceduled for 12 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from Mt. Zion Baptist Church #2 with Rev. Lyman Caldwell, Rev. Stephen Gerrells and Rev. Les Fuller officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Grindle will lie in state at the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
Mrs. Grindle was born in Lumpkin County on March 26, 1938 to the late Ezra Lance and Ada Lee Lance. She was employed for several years with Barrow Manufacturing Company and co-owned a store with her husband, and prior to her retirement she worked for Dairy Queen in Dahlonega. Mrs. Grindle is preceded in death by her husband, Sewell Grindle and sister and brother in law, LaVerne and James Early and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church #2.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Angie Grindle, Murrayville, Joey and Jody Grindle also of Murrayville; grandchildren, Anthony and Brooke Grindle, Jonah Grindle, Jade Grindle, Jordan Grindle, Kyle Grindle, Amanda and Brent Butler, Casey Grindle, Brad Gooch, Nicole and Randy Hampel; great-grandchildren, Ella Kate Butler, Coleman and Hunter Hampel and Kinsey and Kylie Hampel.
Condolences may be sent to the family of Mrs. Grindle by visiting www.alexander-funeral.com
Arrangements for Mrs. Grindle are in the care of Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland (706)865-1500.
Janet Rae Panka
Janet Rae Panka, 71, Waxhaw, N.C., died peacefully on April 29, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Janet Day. Born July 13, 1941 in Youngstown, Ohio, Janet was the daughter of the late Wade and Mary Clapperton Summers.
A Celebration of Janet’s life was held on May 1 at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel with Jimmy Wade officiating.
During her working career, Janet was a Deli Manager at Walmart and City Market where she never met a stranger. She loved spending time at the beach, boating, music, sewing, square dancing, ceramics, playing Canasta, traveling, attending Tom Jones concerts, her pets, football, but most importantly she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great -grandchildren.
Janet was predeceased by her parents and her husband of 30 years Steve Panka. Survivors include: one son Mike Snyder; five daughters: Melanie Powell, Kim Massey, Sherri McKenna, Janet Day and Stephanie Trivino; sister Marjorie; mother-in-law Alice Panka, 13 grandchildren, three great- grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Janet’s memory to NAMI – National Association of Mental Illness or the Humane Society of Newman, Georgia.
The Panka family is in the care of Heritage Funeral Home.