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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 20, 2008 Page 14B

 

ann “mickey” baisden

 

            Ann “Mickey” Baisden, age 71, of Young Harris, GA, passed away Friday, August 15, 2008 at her home.  Mrs. Baisden was born Wednesday, August 4, 1937 in Miami, FL, to the late Herbert Stanley Jones and the late Estelle Robinson Jones.  She was a member of Eastgate Church in Hiawassee.  Mrs. Baisden had a special love for animals of all kinds.

            Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Robyn Jarrell and Don Hunter of McIntosh, FL, and Molly and Italy Marsh of Blairsville, GA, grandchildren, Kelly and Kristopher Jarrell and great grandchildren, Brittany and Dillon Jarrell.

            Funeral services were held Monday, August 18, 2008 at 5 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home with Apostle Greg Roberts officiating.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 3-5 PM, Monday.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may e made to Eastgate Church or to the Eastgate Life Academy. 

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA, 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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August 20, 2008 Page 14B

 

bonnie copeland crawford

 

            Mrs. Bonnie Copeland Crawford, 88, formerly of Hiawassee GA, passed away on August 14, 2008 in Montgomery AL.  She was born June 17, 1920 in Royal Oak, MI to the late Winnifred and Leonard Copeland.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Copeland.  She is survived by two sons, Roger William Crawford of Mancelona, MI, and Philip Donald Crawford of Wetumpka, AL; two granddaughters, Tiffany and Ashley, in AL; four nieces, all living in MI.

            Mrs. Crawford graduated from Clawson High School in 1936; attended Detroit Business Institute 9accounting); and was a retired hotel auditor.  She was an active volunteer in Towns County for the Chamber of Commerce; held the office of treasurer for AARP Chapter 1859 and the Humane Society; was a stepon guide for: Reach of Song”; worked tirelessly for SAFE at chili suppers and selling teddy bears; worked the ice cream booth at the Georgia Mountain Fair Anderson Music Hall; and was usher and took reservations for Licklog Players in Hayesville, NC.  She loved her little car which had over 200,000 miles on it and you saw her always with her signature dress code – a colorful neck scarf.  She was known to many of her friends in Hiawassee and Hayesville as Bon Bon and will be sorely missed.  There will be no local services.

           


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August 20, 2008 Page 15B

 

loraine nicholson arrowood

 

            Loraine Nicholson Arrowood, age 71, of Hiawassee, GA, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, following a period of declining health.  She was born to the late Uler and Pauline (Shook) Nicholson on July 22, 1937 in Towns County, GA.

            She is survived by her mother, Pauline Nicholson of Hiawassee, GA; a daughter, Teresa Foster, of Hiawassee, GA; sons, Jimmy Arrowood, of Hiawassee, GA; James Grindle and Doyle Grindle, both of Gainesville, GA; thirteen grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 2 PM from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Ledford officiating.  Pallbearers were Jason Grindle, Corey Arrowood, Dakota Shook, Shane Grindle, Travis Foster and Josh Mylan.  Music was provided by Sheila Eller.  Interment was in Burch Cemetery.

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements. 

 


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thomas henry leffler

 

            Mr. Thomas Henry Leffler, age 78, of Hiawassee, GA, formerly of Brandon, FL, passed away Friday, August 8, 2008 at Crawford Long Hospital.

            Mr. Leffler was born Thursday, November 28, 1929 in Schuylkill Co., PA, to the late John and the late Eva Hoy Leffler.  He was a U S Air Force Veteran.

            Survivors include: wife, Pauline O. Leffler of Hiawassee, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Sherry and Victor Clites of Brandon, FL, sister & brother-in-law, Josephine & Dick Miller of Port Richie, FL, grandchildren, Tyler Clites, Trevor Clites, Michaela Clites.

            Funeral services were held Friday, August 15, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Stewart officiating.  Interment was in Laurel Hills memorial Gardens.  The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 20, 2008 Page 15B

 

matthew gage patterson

 

            Little Matthew Gage Patterson, age three months, of Mary’s Way, Young Harris, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, August 9, 2008.  Gage was born on may 1, 2008 in Union County, the son of Matthew Patterson and Amanda Chambers Patterson.  Age was the sunshine of his parents, brother and sister’s lives.  He touched the lives of all who held him.

            Surviving Gage are his parents, Matthew and Amanda Patterson of Young Harris, one brother, Kalob Tanner, one sister, Kaytlin Patterson, both of Young Harris, grandparents, Richard Chambers and Joy Lance both of Warne, NC, Debbie and Arnold Patterson and Cindy Bryson all of Blairsville, great grandmothers, Mary Bryson and Daisy Mae Patterson, both of Blairsville, great-great grandmother, Geneva Bryson of Blairsville, several aunts, uncles, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the rev. Billy Stiles, Rev. Junior Maney and Rev. Glenn Tanner officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Brian and Christopher Patterson, Steve Beaver and Mark Mulkey.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Kalob Tanner, Federico Urbano, Chuck Ginosky, Donny Bovee and Marshall Cornett.  Interment followed in the Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday 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 on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com