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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 5, 2011                         Page 10A

 

hazel lance white

 

Mrs. Hazel Lance White, age 88, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Hazel was born in Union County, Georgia, to the late Bob and Bessie (Mauney) Lance.  She was a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church, the Retired teachers Association and had taught school for 30 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John White in 1966, and her sister Ruth Chapman in 2009.

Hazel is survived by a daughter, Jo Ann Cornwell of Blairsville; step-daughter, Ellen White of Buford, Georgia, and step-son, Telford and Wilma White, also of Buford; two grandchildren, Richard and his wife, Karen Cornwell and Kristi Cornwell, two step-grandchildren, Joy Davies and Jill Colsson, four great-grandchildren, Brody Brackett, Amelia Cornwell, Isabella Griffis and Conner Griffis, several nephew and step-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Hazel were held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Black and Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating.  Music was provided by Peggy Chambers and Lita Gowder. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Lewis Chapman, Ira Davies, Junior Puett, Bruce Gray, Don Rogers, Jack Lance, Jr.  Interment followed in Ivy Log Baptist Church Cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial donations may send them to ivy Log Baptist church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mazie Gray, 36 Jamie Gray Lane, Blairsville, GA 30512.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please share your condolences and sympathy to the family on our website, at www.cochranfuneralhome.com.


Hazel Lance White


HAZEL LANCE WHITE
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joseph leroy powell, jr.

 

Mr. Joseph Leroy Powell Jr. age 62, of Guffey Valley Road, Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2010 at is home suddenly.  Joseph was born on January 2, 1948 in Atlanta, GA the son of the late Joseph Leroy Powell and the late Barbara Louise Wright.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Powell Sexton.  Joseph loved his dog and his friends in the mountains.  He also enjoyed fishing, watching football and spending time outdoors.   He had lived in the region for 15 years.  Joe was a kind and loving man.  Mr. Powell was of the Baptist faith. 

Surviving Joseph are a niece Diane Sexton of Dawsonville, a nephew David Sexton and his wife Laura Sexton of Dawsonville and great nieces and nephews, Joseph Sexton, Rebecca Sexton, Anna Sexton, Benjamin Sexton and a son Jason, many other relatives and friends also survive. 

Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 2, 2010 at 4 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Reverend Stacy Dyer officiating.  The North Georgia Honor Guard conducted Military Honors.  The family met with friends on Sunday from 3-4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family asks that memorials be made to Eagle Ranch of Chestnut Mountain Georgia.

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


Joseph Leroy Powell, Jr.


JOSEPH LEROY POWELL, JR.
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david cameron neblock

 

Mr. David Cameron Neblock, age 70 of Rizzitello Lane, Blairsville, GA passed away on Wednesday Nov. 24, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Neblock was born on October 8, 1940 in St. Louis, MO, the son of the late Robert Neblock and the late Mildred Neblock.  David and his wife Cheryl owned and operated AAA Lawn and Garden in Blairsville for the past several years.  He was a loving husband,  father, brother and grandfather.  He enjoyed fishing ,bowling and golf.  Mr. Neblock was of the Christian faith.

Surviving Mr. Neblock are his loving wife, Cheryl Fey Neblock of Blairsville, one son, Seth Neblock of Lansing, MI, one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Mel Jacobs of Vassar, MI, three sisters and brother-in-laws, Cynthia and Jim Cilek of Mesa, AZ, Shelly and Richard Elston of Maricopa, AZ, Anne and Frank Volkman of Streator, IL, three grandchildren, Jessica Jacobs, Justin Jacobs and Jeremiah Jacobs, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A celebration of David’s life will be held on Thursday January 6, 2011 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Grinds & glazes on the by-pass in Blairsville where the family will meet with friends.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County humane society in memory of David.

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


David Cameron Neblock


DAVID CAMERON NEBLOCK
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virginia ann port simonton

 

Mrs. Virginia Ann Port Simonton, age 89, passed away peacefully at Union County Nursing Home on Thursday, December 30th.   Mrs. Simonton was born on June 18, 1921 in Birmingham, AL.  She was  the daughter of the late Thomas Tolbert Port and the late Edna Davis Port.  Virginia and her husband of 66 years, Norman A Simonton, moved from Atlanta, GA. To (sic) Blairsville (sic) in 2007.  They were residents at Stonehenge Assisted Living.  Mr. Simonton preceded her in death in August of 2009.  She was also preceded in death by three brothers: Harry Floyd, Tom Port and Charles Port, all of Rome, Ga.

 Surviving Mrs. Simonton are son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Angie Simonton of Decatur, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Barry Varian of Blairsville, GA, son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Sharon Simonton of Baltimore, MD, a sister, Jo Anne Port King of Decatur, GA and two grandchildren Megan Marie Carmody of Boone, NC and Sofia Luz Maria Simonton of Baltimore, MD.  Twelve nieces and nephews and their families also survive.

Mrs. Simonton was a loving and supportive mother, devoted wife, expert homemaker, avid conversationalist, animal lover, and trustworthy friend.  Though she was part of a dying breed of refined southern women, she kept up with current trends, and always kept an open mind.  Virginia was capable of immense loyalty.  Although she was a private person, she loved meeting people and treated every person like she'd known them for years.  She was a Garden Club member, PTA member, youth group supporter, and poll worker for over 20 years.  Her favorite past time was reading, especially historical fiction and books by Celestine Sibley.

A private service will be held in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Care Givers at Stonehenge  III, 2579 Murphy Highway, Blairsville, 30512, in memory of Mrs. Simonton.

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


Virginia Ann Port Simonton


VIRGINIA ANN PORT SIMONTON
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edith hower

 

Mrs. Edith Hower, age 76, of Ross Ridge Rd., Blairsville, GA passed away on Wednesday December 29, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA following a brief illness.  Edith was born in West Palm Beach, FL the daughter of the late Oliver B. Cobb and the late Helen Margaret Jensen-Cobb.  Edith was an avid artist and crafter.  She worked as a buyer for Pioneer Linens in West Palm Beach, FL before her retirement.  Mrs. Hower is preceded in death by her grandson Christopher Baker and her sister Helen. She was of the Presbyterian faith.

          Surviving Mrs. Hower are her husband Lawrence Hower of Blairsville, GA, two daughters Carol (Ron) Pude of Blairsville, GA and Mary (Bobby) Newell of Lake Worth, FL and a son Allen (Esther) Kirkland of Homosassa, FL and grandchildren Nancy Brown, Helen Freshour and Richard Baker, seven great grandchildren and dear friend, Betty Hall, and many other relatives and friends also survive. 

            Services will be held at a later date in West Palm Beach, FL.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family asks that memorials be made to your local Humane Society in memory of Mrs. Hower.

            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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florence ruth carnely

 

Mrs. Florence Ruth, affectionately known as, "Miss Ruthie", Carnley, age 97, of Blairsville, GA, passed away at her daughter's home in Blairsville on Saturday, December 18, 2010.

"Miss Ruthie" was born Thursday, January 23, 1913, in Houghton, MI, a daughter of the late Alvin Theodore and Hilma Mary (Heilkka) Steller.  She had worked as a waitress for Morans in San Francisco, CA, before accepting Christ as her Savior in 1951.  Then she became a full time military wife and mother.  She was married aboard the USS Sierra April 6, 1947 in San Diego, CA, to John Quentin Carnley.  They were the first couple to ever get married aboard a military vessel.  "Miss Ruthie" and her husband started a church in their home on Cedar Street in Milton, FL in 1959.  It became  Northside Baptist Church where John served as a Deacon and "Miss Ruthie" was a Sunday School Teacher.  Later Northside Baptist became Stewart Street Baptist Church. Then it became West Florida Baptist Church, in Milton, FL, where she remained a faithful member until 1998.  In 1993 she was honored as "Mother of Year" and received a plaque which reads "Her children will rise up and call her blessed" Proverbs 31: 28.  She was a Godly example to many of the women and young ladies there.  "Miss Ruthie" became a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville in 1998, and was a member of the Charity Sunday School Class and never missed a service until this past year.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John Quentin Carnley, also six sisters and four brothers and a baby great granddaughter.

"Miss Ruthie" is survived by, chosen daughter, God's gift through adoption, Sherry Carnley Moriarty and son-in-law Dick Moriarty Jr. of Blairsville, grandchildren, Rich Moriarty and wife Sonda of Oviedo, FL and Kimberly Moriarty Marek and husband Butch of Blairsville, seven great-grandchildren: Justin Richard Moriarty, Katie Lynn Moriarty, Daniel Quentin Moriarty, Austin Castle, Natalie Castle, Alexis McKinzie Marek and Sidney Simone Marek.

A celebration of life service was held Friday, December 31, 2010 at 12 noon at the First Baptist Church of Blairsville With Dr. Fred Lodge officiating. The family visited with friends at the church for one hour prior to the service.  “Miss Ruthie” was eulogized by her daughter, Sherry, and special music was presented by Sherry and granddaughter Kimberly Marek.   Graveside services were held in Serenity Gardens in Milton, FL, with Rev. Alan Stewart officiating.  Pallbearers there were Dick Moriarty and Walt chambers.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please join us in remembering "Miss Ruthie" by visiting our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, where you can share fond memories and send condolences to the family

Florence Ruth Carnely


FLORENCE RUTH CARNELY
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audie henson

 

Mr. Audie Henson age 72 of West Teague Rd., Talking Rock GA formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday Dec. 29, 2010 in the Floyd Medical Center in Rome, GA following an extended illness.  Mr. Henson was born on October 23, 1938 in Union County, the son of Adell Brown Henson and the late William Grady Henson.  Audie was a past member of the Dooley Masonic Lodge F&AM.  He enjoyed building birdhouse and designing landscaping.  He was preceded in death by a brother, William Henson Jr. and a son-in-law, Larry Stewart.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather.  Mr. Henson was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Henson are his loving wife of fifty years, Mary Ann Helton Henson of Talking Rock, his mother, Adell Henson of Blairsville, two daughters and one son-in-law, Janey and Aaron Walls of Dothan, AL, Debbie Rice of Mineral Bluff, GA, one brother and sister-in-law, Sammy and Joyce Henson of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Miranda Parker, Lacey Johnson, Gene Rice and Kacee Rice, four great grandchildren, Jessica Pack, Jacob Pack, Mikayla Pack and Nicholas Parker, one great grandchild, Kayden Horn, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday Jan. 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Billy Dotson officiating.  Special music was presented by the Copper City Quartet.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Kelly Parker, Stevie Henson, James Bridges, Charles Shore, Darrell Bridges, Darren Bridges, Dustin Rogers and Charlie Shore.  Interment followed in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.  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 on line at www.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Audie Henson


AUDIE HENSON
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daniel m. bartell

 

            On December 31, 2010, Daniel M. Bartell passed away at Emory University Hospital after a brief illness.  Born on Mar h 4, 1945 in Boston, MA, Dan relocated with his wife, Janan, to Blairsville, GA in the spring of 2007.

Dan will be best remembered by family and friends for his gentle manner, his contagious smile and his quest for learning and sharing what he had learned with others.  Dan was admired for his ability to make light of stressful situations and his penchant for colorful, patterned shirts.  He received his BS, MS and PhD in Physics form the University of Kentucky.  He spent most of his career as a scientist and software engineer in the bio-tech field.  He retired from Affymetrix, Sunnyvale, CA in 2007.  Since moving to Blairsville, Dan was a volunteer math tutor at Union County High School.  He was also an avid supporter, volunteer and member of the Board of Directors of ICL at Young Harris College.

Dan is survived by his best friend and spouse, Janan Bartell of Blairsville, as well as his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Penelope Bartell and granddaughter, Ariel Bartell, all of Colorado; a stepson Philip Croak and granddaughter Marissa Croak and grandson, Evan Croak, of Florida; four sisters, Virginia DeRosa (husband Joe DeRosa) of Connecticut, Helen Kelly (husband Larry Kelly) of Tennessee, Myra Schimke and Carol Smith of California; a sister-in-law, Shirley Reynolds of Blairsville and a brother-in-law, Douglas Carr of Florida, and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Rhoda Bartell and two brothers, Robert Bartell and David Bartell. 

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made in the way of a donation to ICL and forwarded to the: Institute for Continuing Learning at Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.


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lois elizabeth townsend

 

            Mrs. Lois Elizabeth Townsend, age 75 of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2011 following a period of declining health.

She was born to the late Roland Lee and Rushie (Plott) Barnes on June 7, 1935 in Blairsville, GA.

She is survived by daughter, Gail Walker, of Lawrenceville, GA, sisters, Louise Wimpey, of Blairsville, GA, Evelyn Jean Townsend, of Athens, GA, Betty Kilgore, of Buford, GA, granddaughter, Alana Walker, three great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. from Old Union Baptist church cemetery. (sic) 

            Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.