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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 24, 2008        Page 16A

 

doris laverne stuart

 

            Mrs. Doris Laverne Stuart age 97 of Ivy Log Gap Young Harris formerly of Memphis, TN., passed away on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Stuart was born on March 4, 1911 in Stanton, TN., the daughter of the late Edward Peeler Sr. and the late Lucille Slaughter Peeler.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Allan Ferguson Sr. in 1988 and by her second husband, Lofton Stuart in 1995, a daughter, Joyce Kaye Ferguson in 2006.  Mrs. Stuart was a member of St. Lukes United Methodist Church in Memphis.

            Surviving Mrs. Stuart are one son and daughter in law, Allan and Sandra Ferguson of Young Harris, one sister, Regina Mullins of Jacksonville, TN., one grandson, Michael Ferguson of Jacksonville, FL, two great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date in Memphis, TN.  IN lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to St. Lukes United Methodist Church or to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in memory of Mrs. Stuart.     

            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

           


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December 24, 2008        Page 16A

 

annie ruth berrong

 

            Mrs. Annie Ruth Berrong, age 83, of Hiawassee, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 following a period of declining health.  She was born to the late Leonard and Bertha (Underwood) Nicholson on January 14, 1925 in Towns County, GA.  She is survived by daughter, Sandra Byers, of Hiawassee, GA; sons, Gary Berrong, of Hiawassee, GA; Mike Berrong, of Hiawassee, GA; brother, Wade Nicholson, of Hiawassee, GA; sisters, Thelma Reed and Opal Berrong, both of Hiawassee, GA; seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services were held on Friday, December 19, 2008 at 1 PM from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Rev. David Berrong officiating. Music was provided by Rodney and Becky Underwood.  Pallbearers were: Tim Coleman, Joseph Foster, Scott Hamilton, Brandon Burrell, Jeff Arrowood and William Chastain.  Interment was in Lower Hightower Baptist Church cemetery.  Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements. 


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December 24, 2008        Page 17A

 

elzie denton

 

            Mrs. Elzie Denton, age 75, of Hiawassee, GA, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2008 at Chatuge Regional Hospital.

            Mrs. Denton was born Friday, May 12, 1933 in towns Co., GA, to the late M.C. and Carrie (Beck) Burrell.  She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: husband, Junior Denton of Hiawassee, GA, daughter, Juanita Bradshaw of Hiawassee, GA, sisters, Ola Ledford of Hiawassee, GA, Delzie Hooper of Hiawassee, GA, and Gladys Anderson of Hiawassee, GA, grandchildren, Ricky Bradshaw, Teresa Addis, and Robert Bradshaw, great grandchildren, B.J. Addis, Brittany Bradshaw, Kerri Bradshaw, Rayelee Bradshaw, and Nathan Addis.  many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 2 p.m. form the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Hyde officiating.  Music was provided by Rita Bradshaw and Nola Jean Nichols.  Interment was in Pine Grove Baptist Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Robert Bradshaw, Bryan Addis, Ronnie Ledford, Monroe Ledford, C.J. Nichols, B.J. Addis, and Ray Mashburn.

            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


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December 24, 2008        Page 17A

 

claude lamar coleman, sr.

 

            Claude Lamar Coleman, Sr., age82, of Mt. Airy, GA, died Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

            Mr. Coleman was born on December 19, 1925 in Hiawassee, GA, to the late Leamon Lavaughn and Emma Bell Arrendale Coleman.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Louis Ronnie Coleman, his grandsons, Andrew Reece Coleman and Clayton Lee Coleman, his sisters, Della Shirley and Vella Little, as well as his brothers, Patrick, Verlyon, Wilson, Clyde, and Dorsey Coleman.  Mr. Coleman was a Untied states Army Veteran having served during World War II.  He was an independent trucker for 20 years and retired after 22 years at Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute as a Corrections Officer II.  Mr. Coleman was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Mt. Airy Masonic Lodge #141 F&AM.  He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather; was a simple man and simple things made him happy.  Mr. Coleman was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf.   He was an excellent gun smith.

            Survivors include: his wife: Lillian Vesta Payne Coleman, Mt. Air, GA; his daughters and sons-in-law; Margaret Ann and Jerry Elrod, Clarkesville, GA; Janice and David Green, Demorest, GA; Martha Sue and Robert Chastain, Mt. Airy, GA; his sons and daughters-in-law: Claude Lamar, Jr. and Denise Coleman, Cornelia, GA; Jimmy Leamon and Kathy Coleman and Rex Stanley and Marsha Coleman, all of Mt. Airy, A; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 from the Glade Creek Baptist Church with rev. Bill Gravely officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery with Masonic Grave rites provided by the Mt. Airy Lodge #141 F&AM and full military honors provided by the Habersham County American Legion Post #84, the Grant Reeves V.F.W. Post #7720 and the Rabun County DAV Chapter #15.

            The family received friends at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, A, from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. on Monday.  Mr. Coleman was placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday to lie in state until the funeral hour. 

            Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 or online at www.diabetes.org.

            Those wishing to express condolences to the family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com

            Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, GA.


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December 24, 2008        Page 17A

 

dorothy lee ramey

 

            Mrs. Dorothy Lee Ramey, age 69, of Young Harris, GA, passed away Monday, December 15, 2008 at Union General Hospital.

            Mrs. Ramey was born Wednesday, May 10, 1939 in Lee Co., VA. to the late Rosco and Nora (Duncan) Reynolds.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Owenby.

            Survivors include:  husband, Leon Ramey of Young Harris, GA, son & daughter-in-law, Terry and Pansy Ramey of Jonesboro, GA, son-in-law, Robert Owenby of Dahlonega, GA, grandson, Dylan Owenby of Young Harris, GA, granddaughter, Kayla Owenby of Young Harris, GA, granddaughter, Jessica Ramey of Jonesboro, GA, grandson, Jake Ramey of Jonesboro, GA, sister, Gladys Stableton of Jonesville, VA, sister, Reba Loudon of Milford, OH.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 17, 20808 at 11 a.m. from the Old Brasstown Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Music was provided by Ryan Wilson.   Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers were Marty Roberts, Reggie Register, Terry Roberts, Ronnie Shook, Wayne Rogers, Greg Oliver. 

            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


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December 24, 2008        Page 17A

 

douglass e. lyons

 

            Douglass E. Lyons, 69, of Bonita Springs, FL, passed away December 15, 2008 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  A former resident of Miami, he had lived in Bonita Springs for the past three years.  He was born June 29, 1938 in Miami, FL, the son of the late Edward E. and Menla (nee Norman) Lyons.

            He was the former owner of Lyons Insurance agency, Inc., in Miami and affiliated with state Farm Insurance for 36 years.  He was a graduate of the American College of Life Underwriters through the University of Miami, a former member of the Matheson Hammock yacht Club, The Dinner Key Cruising Club and the Knights of Columbus.  Doug moved to West Palm beach with his family when he was 8 years old and attended St. Ann HIGH School.  He returned to Miami when he was 16 and graduated from Southwest High School.

            He is survived by his loving children, Yvonne, (Rodney) Lyons Snow, Douglass E., (Jennifer) Lyons, Dr. Eileen, (Steve) Lyons-Howey and Linda Lyons Addeo; brother, Michael R., (Cynthia) Lyons and his sisters, Menla (Sandy) Tyson, Linda Draper, Mary Stanley and Cecily Jennings.  He is also survived by seven loving grandchildren, Hannah and Natalie Lyons, Alexa, Cailen and Amber Lyons-Howey, and Giuliana and Genevieve Addeo.

            He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Eileen, one year ago on 12/18/07, as well as 2 younger brothers Timothy and Charlie Lyons.  Visitation was held at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church, Friday, December 19 2008, from 1 PM to 3 PM with the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial immediately following; 19680 Cypress View Dr., Ft. Myers, FL, 33967.  Friends and family were welcome afterward to the home of Steve Howey and Dr. Eileen Lyons-Howey.  A burial service was held at Laurel Hills Memorial Gardens in Hiawassee, GA, where he was buried next to his cherished wife Eileen.

            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