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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 21, 2009           Page 13A

 

jack lockaby

 

            Jack Lockaby, 70, of Towns County, GA, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2009 in a Northeast Georgia medical center.  A native of Towns County, GA, he had lived in Woodstock, GA, before moving to Blairsville, GA, in 1992.  He was the son of the late Henry Grady and Nancy Ethel Owenby Lockaby.  He had served in the United States Marine Corp from 1656-1960.  Jack had been owner and operator of Jack’s Barber Shop in Woodstock.  He was of the Baptist faith.

            He was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Hughes; and three brothers, Horace, Harold, and Max Lockaby.

            Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Hughes Lockaby; three sons, Kevin Lockaby of Blairsville, and Kerry and Keith Lockaby both of Woodstock; three sisters, Nola Martin of Blairsville, Murval Ybarbo of Houston, TX, and Bonita Cook of Bethlehem, GA; and a grandson, Trent Lockaby. 

            Funeral services were held at 2 PM Friday, Jan. 16 in the Chapel of the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, with Rev. Aud Brown officiating.  Interment was in the Bellview United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Hoyt and Eric Hughes, and Jerry, Trent, Kevin, and Matt Lockaby.  Honorary pallbearers were Vernon West, and Michael, Eddie, and Mark Lockaby.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-8 Thursday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial be made in memory of Jack Lockaby to the Marine Corp League No. 1011, PO Box 1652, Murphy, NC 28906.  

            Ivie Funeral home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

            An online guest register is available at “Obituaries” at www.iviefuneralhome.com.

 

           

 


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January 21, 2009           Page 13A

 

judy kay arthur

 

            Mrs. Judy Kay Arthur, age 52, of Ackerman Circle, Hiawassee, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 in the Chatuge Regional Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Arthur was born on Dec. 31, 1956 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Daisy Davis Yonts and the late Raymond Stewart.  Judy was an artist and was an avid poem writer.  She as a loving mother, daughter and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Stewart in 2007 and her step father, Noah Lee Yonts in 2003.  Mrs. Arthur was a member of Cooper Creek Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Arthur are her mother, Daisy Yonts of Suches, five children, Jimmy Lee Herendon of Hiawassee, David and Jennifer Herendon of Mayberry, NC, Amber Walker of Berea, KY, Lewis Arthur of Blue Ridge, Tamara Arthur of Berea, KY, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Zig Pawlak of Acworth, GA, Brenda and Robert Birdwell of Canton, MI, Maxine and James Harkins of Suches, GA, five grandchildren, Alexander, Emilee, Noah, Jathan and Taylor, aunts, uncles, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Lou Crawford officiating.  Special music was presented by Janie and Justin Turner and Donnie Lussord.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, David and Jimmy Herendon, Lewis Arthur, Ryan Pawlak, Melvin and Justin Turner and Brace Penny.  Interment followed in the Davis Family Cemetery in Suches.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.

                       

 


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January 21, 2009           Page 13A

 

marsha king

 

            Mrs. Marsha King, age 53, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at her residence.  Marsha was born Thursday, December 1, 1955 in Towns County, GA to the late Ray Stepp and the late Martha Plott Stepp Schroeter.  She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Stepp.

            Surviving family members include her husband, Vaughn King of Blairsville; son & daughter-in-law, Jamie and Amanda King; daughter & son-in-law, Tanya and Waylon Gibby, all of Blairsville; brothers, Keith Stepp of Murphy, NC, and William Stepp of Hendersonville, NC; sister, Joann Stepp of Dahlonega, GA; grandson, Ethan King; granddaughter, Kaitlyn King; grandson, Kord Gibby; several nieces and nephews also survive, along with many friends.

            Funeral services were held Friday, January 16, 2009 at 2 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Calder and Rev. Chris Rumfelt officiating.  Music was provided by Summer Calder.  Interment followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Roger Garrett, Ronnie Garrett, Johnny Garrett, Trance King, Terry King, Marty King and Nathanael Stepp. 

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 PM, Thursday, January 15.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Friends are invited to send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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January 21, 2009           Page 13A

 

gladys denton hooper

 

            Gladys Denton Hooper, age 95, of Tuckasegee, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at Mission Hospital, Memorial Campus, Asheville, after a period of declining health. 

Services were held at 1 PM Saturday, January 3, at Tuckasegee Baptist Church, with the Revs. Cecil Frady, Steve Jones, Brenda Jones and Larry Perry officiating. 

            Burial was in the Ayscue Hooper family cemetery. Pallbearers were Funsie Herman, Bill Henry, Buck Stewart, John Leopard, Brent Cobb and Randy Frady.

            A native of Upper Hightower settlement in Towns County, GA, she came to Tuckasegee at age 28 to work in Rufus Parker’s store.  She and her husband, whom she married in 1932, lived and worked in Akron, OH, for many years before returning to Tuckasegee in 1973.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and family history.

            A daughter of the late Doll and Myrtle Elle Denton, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ayscue B. Hooper, who died in 1992; one brother, Earl Denton; and two sister, Grace Nicholson and Dorsey Worley Fink.

            Surviving are two daughters Katy Hooper of Brevard and Mary Jo Cobb of Tuckasegee; two sons, Denton Hooper of Altadena, Ca, and Ben Hooper of New Smyrna Beach, FL; three sisters, Edith Chambers and Ethel Everett, both of Blairsville, GA, and Opal Buchanan of Pisgah Forest; one brother, George Denton of Charleston, SC; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Catch the Spirit of Appalachia Inc., 29 Regal Ave., Sylva, NC 879; or the Tuckasegee Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Stella Parker, PO Box 06, Tuckasegee, NC 28783.

Melton-Riddle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.        

 

             


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January 21, 2009           Page 13A

 

james arlin youngblood

 

            Mr. James Arlin Youngblood, age 77, of Young Harris, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Union County Nursing Home.

            Mr. Youngblood was born Monday, August 3, 1931 in Towns County, GA to the late Arlin and Texie (Garrett) Youngblood.  He was a member of Harvest Fellowship, Young Harris, a U.S. Airforce (sic) Korean War Veteran and was a crew chief on the F-86 Sabre.  Mr. Youngblood was the owner and founder of Youngblood Trucking and Ready Mix. 

Survivors include: wife, Ruby Youngblood of Young Harris, GA, daughter, Cheryl Brown of Blairsville, GA, son, Mitchell Youngblood of Young Harris, GA, son, Mikey Youngblood of Blairsville, GA, son, Mickey Youngblood of Young Harris, GA, grandson, Matthew Youngblood of Young Harris, GA, grandson, Jamie Brown of Young Harris, GA, granddaughter, Brittany Youngblood of Young Harris, GA, grandson, Cody Youngblood of Blairsville, GA, granddaughter, Victoria Youngblood of Blairsville, GA, great-granddaughter, Jaclyn Brown of Blairsville, GA. 

            Funeral services were held Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 2 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Barrett and Rev. Mike Youngblood officiating.  Music was provided by Glen and Sheila Eller and Joe Anderson, Rev. Johnny Barrett, Ray Cook and Victoria Youngblood.  Interment was in Osborn Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the North GA Honor Guard.  Pallbearers were Matthew Youngblood, Cody Youngblood, Jamie Brown, Bobby Burch, Gene Youngblood, David Youngblood.  Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Youngblood, Steve Duvall, Ronnie Barrett.

            In lieu of flowers the family has suggested donations be made to the Georgia Parkinson’s Disease Association at www.gpda.org.

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

 


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January 21, 2009           Page 13A

 

lizzie beth brown

 

            Mrs. Lizzie Beth Brown, age 104, of Gum Log Rd., Young Harris, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 in the Murphy Medical Center following a brief illness.  Mrs. Brown was born on Aug. 4, 1904, in Bryson City, NC, the daughter of the late Tom Hewitt and the late Ollie Curtis Hewitt.  She was a lifelong resident of this area.  Lizzie was a cheerful person who loved life and lived it to the fullest.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Brown, a son, Louis Brown, a grandson, Bobby Brown, Jr., son-in-law, Jack Hall and a daughter-in-law, Pamela Brown.  Mrs. Brown was a member of Old Brasstown Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Brown are one daughter, Mildred Hall of Young Harris, one son, Bobby Brown of Young Harris, several nieces, nephews, fourteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Old Brasstown Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Gerald, Gary, Charles and Christopher Hall, Richie and Scotty Erwin.  Interment followed in the Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5:30-9 p.m.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.