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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 2, 2013                         Page 8A

 

kathleen kuykendall pryor

 

            On Dec 26th my mother, Kathleen Kuykendall Pryor, passed through the gates of heaven to be with her Lord and Savior and the many loved ones that have gone before her.
            Mama was born June 2, 1928 in Blairsville, GA . She was the daughter of the late Curry G. Kuykendall and Jessie W. Poteete Kuykendall. Mama came to Gaston County in the late 40's and lived in the same house for 42 years. She worked in textiles until 1974 when she started at Gaston Memorial Hospital where she retired in June of 1991.
            Mama was a devoted Christian and was very active in church activities and helping people in need. I moved Mama to Kings Mountain in 1992. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church, Eastside Baptist and in her final years joined me at First Baptist Church Kings Mountain. Mama wants all of you to know "if I don't see you here, I Will see you in heaven".

            The family received friends 6-8 p.m. on Saturday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Rd., Gastonia and other times at the home.
            A funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Sunday at First Baptist Church, 605 West Kings St., Kings Mountain.  Interment was at St. Luke's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain.
            Surviving Kathleen is her son Samuel Caryslie Pryor, Jr. (Junior) and wife Debbie Pryor, 2 grandsons, Jack Kevin Moore and Robert Samuel Pryor; 4 great grandchildren;
sisters, Grace Flowers of York, SC, Wilma Froneberger of Dallas, NC; brother Tye Kuykendall of Ballground, GA; sister in-law, Shirley Carswell of Hickory; and many nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by her parents and husband Samuel Caryslie Pryor, Sr., an infant son, two brothers Claude and Duren Kuykendall and a sister Lovell Ownbey and one grandson Timothy Allen Moore.

            A special thanks to Iris Smith, Susan Davis who lovingly cared for mama.
            Memorials may be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1231, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
            Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.    

Kathleen Kuykendall Pryor

KATHLEEN KUYKENDALL PRYOR

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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 2, 2013                         Page 8A

 

stanley wayne richardson

 

            Mr. Stanley Wayne Richardson, age 70, of Kittle Road, Blairsville passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. He was born Feburary (sic) 4, 1942 in Winnsboro, SC to the late Lewis and Iva Lee Branham Richardson. Stanley was former Sheriff of Union County from 1993 – 1997, he served as deputy under Sheriff Tommy Duncan over 10 years and as a deputy in Helen from 1997 to 2001. Stanley attended the House of Prayer Church.

            Survivors include his loving wife, Connie Richardson of Blairsville, children, Nannie and Steve Loner of Winnsboro, SC, Tawana & Wayne Aaron of Blairsville, Tina & Johnny Wade of Blairsville, sister, Linda Williams of Winnsboro, SC, brother, Larry Richardson of Center, AL, sister-in-law, Carol and Albert Martin of Blairsville, seven grandchildren, Thomas Loner, Tasha Aaron and Cody Edwards, Jessica (Kenny) Hopkins, Kathy (Thomas) Younts, Audri (Virgil) Gibson, Devin Barnes and Bryan Aaron, great grandchildren, Mikey, Aylissa and Jake Younts, Josh, and Taylor Hopkins and Crystal Gibson.

            Memorial services were held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Helton Officiating (sic). Interment followed in the Kittle Family Cemetery. In Lieu (sic) of flowers make memorials to United Hospice of Blue Ridge. The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.

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

Stanley Wayne Richardson

STANLEY WAYNE RICHARDSON
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 2, 2013                         Page 8A

 

herbert "roscoe" brinton, jr.

 

          Captain Herbert “Roscoe” Brinton, Jr., age 94, of Crumby Creek Terrace, Blairsville passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Union General Hospital following a brief illness. He was born, July 24, 1918, in Falls Village, CT to the late Herbert Roscoe Brinton, Sr. and Julia Stevens Brinton. Mr. Brinton was a retired Airline Captain with Eastern Airlines. He had lived here since 1989 and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mr. Brinton is preceded in death by his wife Virginia, son, Herbert Roscoe Brinton, III, great grandson, Brett Wagner.

            Survivors include children, Wayne and Judy Brinton of Blairsville, Gary Brinton of Bradenton, FL, Llani Wood of Live Oak, FL, Evan and Tara Brinton of Tuscon, AZ and Holly Hazi of Sulfur, LA; fourteen grandchildren, Ted (Barry) Brinton, Debbie (Fred) Wagner, Tammy (Ike) Sanders, Jennifer (Jeff) Potts, Ray Tibbs, Bo Brinton, Lars Brinton, Steven Tibbs, Shannon Brinton, Jennifer (Bob) Lee, Crystal Wood, Jamarr Wood, Jonathan Wood and R’Llan Wood, fifteen great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Cline officiating. Music was by Danita Kennedy. Interment was in Sarasota Memorial Gardens in Sarasota, FL beside his loving wife Virginia. The family received friends at the funeral home, Saturday, from 12 until 2 p.m.

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


Herbert Brinton, Jr.

HERBERT BRINTON, JR.
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January 2, 2013                         Page 9A

 

cody dwayne morgan

 

            Cody Dwayne Morgan, age 16, of Serena Road, Blairsville, passed away suddenly in Fannin County on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 as the result of an automobile accident and walked in the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born May 2, 1996 in Atlanta, GA, and was a lifelong resident of Union County. Cody loved hunting, fishing and playing pool, and had a passion for riding horses. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his parents, Joe and Myra Morgan of Blairsville, GA, sister, Kristen Morgan of Blairsville, brother, Buddy Morgan of Blairsville paternal grandparents, Rev. Wayne and Jewel Morgan of Blairsville, maternal grandparents, Wilbur and Nancy Morgan of Fayetteville, GA, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, and a host of friends.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric Davenport and Minister Terry Stuart officiating. Music was by Scott Lance. Pallbearers were Randy Jones, Gary Jones, Jonathan Bohannon, Pepper Ledbetter, Jesse White and John Groves. Interment followed in New Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

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


Cody Dwayne Morgan

     CODY WAYNE MORGAN
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ruby lee jones

 

            Mrs. Ruby Lee Jones, age 83, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Jones was born Saturday, May 25, 1929 in Union County, GA to George and Emma Payne Sawyer. She was a lifelong resident of Union County and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Ruby was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family and always ready to help others in need. She enjoyed working with her flowers and garden and always kept her yard neat and trimmed. She was preceded in death by her husband Johnny Jones, her parents, a son, Faron Jones, brother, Frank Sawyer and sister, Pauline Wilson.

            Ruby was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her - but especially by her children, Deborah Stephens and her husband, Andy, of Blairsville and son, Randolph Jones, also of Blairsville; a sister, Lucille Brackett of Blairsville, 5 grandchildren and their spouses: Andretti and Cassie Stephens, Angel and Curtis King, Leigha Jones and her fiance, Joe Fallis; John Casey Jones And (sic) Emily Jones and Olivia Noel Jones; and 3 great grandchildren, Taylor Mull, Tyree Mackey and Reece Jones. Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 27th at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Minster Butch Jones and Rev. Terrell Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Steve Wilson, Charles Brackett, Andretti Stephens, Casey Jones, Jamie Mull, Ranny Jones, Gary Jones and William Sisum.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  You may leave condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.  

Ruby Lee Jones

RUBY LEE JONES
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l.c. dillinger

 

            Mr. L. C. Dillinger, age 83, of Blue Ridge Hwy, Blairsville passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Gilmer County Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was born in Union County on December 11, 1929 to the late Julius L and Martha Self Dillinger. L.C. was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He loved fishing and camping, he also enjoyed music and dancing. L.C. was employed with Colwell Construction Company for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Tony Dillinger in 2007. L.C. was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

            Survivors include nieces and nephews, Dallas and Renay Dillinger of Sparta, TN, Bruce and Marie Dillinger of Blairsville, Junior and Debbie Dillinger of Morganton, GA, Barbara Towe of Ellijay, GA, Brenda and Ronald West of Ellijay, GA, Buffy and Kevin Chapman of Blairsville, GA, Don and Peggy Deyton of Blairsville, GA, Danny and Kathy Deyton of Gainesville, GA, Louvendia and Boyd Weaver of Blairsville, GA, Buddy and Ruth Parrish of Blairsville, GA.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Jones and Rev. Kevin Chapman officiating. Music was by the Dillinger Family, Chris Bergen, Sara Kate Odom, Mary Kate Chapman and Ivie Chapman. Pallbearers will be Chris Bergen, Alvin Towe, Shane Towe, Derick Dillinger, Boyd Weaver, Danny Deyton and Josh Bergen. Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the North Georgia Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers make memorial contributions to Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund. The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening beginning at 5 p.m.

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

L. C. Dillinger

L. C. DILLINGER
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hunter von gillen

 

Mr. Hunter Von Gillen, 55, of Blairsville, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta.

Mr. Gillen was a retired carpenter. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed playing guitar and the companionship of his special canine friend, “Lexie”, whom he considered to be a member of the family. He had a strong faith in God and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Blairsville.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne Murray; parents, Larry and Bettye Gillen; siblings, Larry (Martha) Gillen, Becci Hughes, Victor Gillen and Anthony Gillen. A host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family also survive. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Daniel Gillen.

Memorial service will be held Saturday January 26, 2013 at 2 PM at Fairview Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers make memorial contributions to the Jeremy Gillen Memorial Scholarship Fund for Anthropology c/o Georgia State University Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 3963, Atlanta, GA 30302

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

Hunter Von Gillen

HUNTER VON GILLEN
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eddie cobb

 

            Eddie Cobb, 73, of Blairsville, GA, longtime resident of Cobb County, died Monday, December 24, 2012.  Funeral services were held at 2 PM, Friday, December 28th at Midway Presbyterian Church in Marietta.  He lay in state at the church from 1 – 2 PM.  Interment was at Midway Cemetery.

            Eddie was born in Marietta, GA; he attended McEachern High School and North Georgia College where he was voted “Most Athletic”.  He received his masters from West Georgia College and his specialist from Georgia State.  He was a commissioned officer in the U. S. Army from 1961-1963 where he participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Eddie went on to coach basketball and football at Wills and Campbell High Schools in Smyrna and retired as a principal in Cobb County after 32 years.

            Eddie was married to his loving wife for 51 years. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and was an avid Braves and UGA fan. He left a wonderful legacy in the form of family, friends and community.

            Survivors include his wife, Delores Cobb of Blairsville; son, Jeff (Kristi) Cobb of Canton; two daughters, Saundra DiPaola and Suzanne Cobb of Acworth; brother, Doug (Margaret) Cobb of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Audrey DiPaola, Anthony Cerasoli, Nicholas Cerasoli and Alayna Cobb.  Mr. Cobb was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Mary Leeandrea Cobb.

            In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be made in Eddie Cobb’s memory to Smyrna First United Methodist Church, Kindergarten and Preschool Division, 1315 Concord Road, Smyrna, GA  30080 or to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta Foundation.  Please designate to “Sibley Heart Center”, 1687 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA  30329

            The family received friends from 5 – 8 PM, Thursday, December 27th at Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta (770) 424-4924.