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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 9, 2008             Page 12A

 

piper kristine london

 

Piper Kristine London, infant daughter of Wayne D. and Mindy Anne Lepore London of Blairsville, GA, died Wednesday, December 19, 2007 in an Union County, GA hospital. 

Surviving in addition to the parents are, a sister, Dayna Anne London of the home; a twin brother, Darrin James London of the home; maternal grandparents, John b. and Mary Anne Lepore of Hayesville; paternal grandparents, David F. and Doreen London of Hiawassee, GA; paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy London of North Miami Beach, FL; and a maternal great-grandmother, Celine Murray of Huntington Station, NY.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2007 in the Episcopal Church of the Messiah with Rev. Jim Johnson officiating.  Interment was in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in loving memory of Piper Kristine London to the Ronald McDonald House, 200 Central Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403 or to the Episcopal Church of the messiah, 76 Peachtree Street, Murphy, NC 28906.

Ivie Funeral Home of Murphy, NC in charge of all arrangements.  An online guest register is available at “Obituaries” at www.iviefuneralhome.com

 

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 9, 2008             Page 12A

 

ruth holloway

 

Mrs. Ruth Holloway, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Blairsville passed away on Monday, December 31, 2007 in Gainesville following an extended illness.  Mrs. Holloway was born on October 7, 1923 in Union County, the daughter of the late Harvey D. Stephens and the late Lilia Pierce Stephens.  She was such a loving and caring person who dearly loved her family and enjoyed just being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She will e greatly missed by them all.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Clyde Holloway in 1992.  Ruth was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mrs. Holloway are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Marsha Holloway of Winder, GA, Jerry and Rita Holloway of Lawrenceville; one daughter and son-in-0law, Yvonne and Mike Chesler of Buford, GA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeep and Lela Stephens of Blairsville, Mark and Maxine Stephens of Aiken, SC; one sister, Cora Dixon of Marietta; five grandchildren, Amanda Holloway,  Sherry and Jim Coffield, Holly and Ronnie McKenzie, Angela Chesler and Kyle Chesler; five great-grandchildren, Sarah, Noah, Hannah, Rebecca and Micah Coffield; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 1 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Special music was presented by Tommy Green.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Mike Stephens, Ronnie McKenzie, Jime Coffield and Craig Stephens.  Interment followed in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m.-1 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.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 9, 2008             Page 13A

 

louis d. deblois

 

Mr. Louis D. DeBlois, age 77, of Post Place, Blairsville was called home on Thursday, January 3, 2008 from Union General Hospital following a sudden illness.  Mr. DeBlois was born in Attleboro, MA, the son of the late Samuel DeBlois and the late Elodia Fournier DeBlois.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Louis had once been employed with Fish and Games Division.  He loved wildlife and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He owned and operated a Taxidermy Business.  He was a loving husband and father.  Mr. DeBlois attended Track Rock Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. DeBlois are his loving wife of thirty-four years, Jan Janssen DeBlois of Blairsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Susan DeBlois of Norton, MA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Charles Lovely of North Attleboro, MA, Millie and John Fuller of W. Barnstable, MA; two grandchildren, Michael DeBlois and Samantha DeBlois, both of Norton, MA; many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. from Track Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Moss officiating.  Special music will be presented by the Track Rock Church Choir.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to your favorite charity in Mr. DeBlois’s memory.

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.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 9, 2008             Page 13A

 

lena marie little thompson

 

Mrs. Lena Marie Little Thompson, age 97 of the Culberson Community, passed away Friday, January 4, 2008 after an extended decline in health.  Mrs. Thompson was born Tuesday, February 1, 1910 in Union County, GA.  She was the first of six children of the late Gordon and Callie Walker Little.  Lena retired as a Teacher from Murphy Elementary School in 1975.  She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, the North Carolina Retired Teachers and the Notla Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she was a founding member, with over 50 years of membership.  Lena was a farmer, gardener, painter, wood carver, wood worker, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilvin Beaver and their infant son, Junior, her second husband of 60 years, Ralph William Thompson and their infant sons, Ronnie and Donnie Thompson and son-in-law, Tommy M. Kuykendall.

Survivors include: daughter, Lavon D. Kuykendall of Acworth, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Stephen A. and Karen P. Thompson of Fayetteville, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Paul G. and Ann Thompson of Blairsville, GA; five grandchildren, Suzanne Kuykendall, Jason (Mary) Kuykendall of Acworth, GA, Stephen (Dr. Michele) Thompson, II of Blairsville, GA, Drs. Leigh Anna Thompson (Justin) Beverly of Jackson, GA and Dennis (April) Thompson of Brunswick, GA, five great grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, Floyd P. and Corene Little of Culberson Community, sister, Virginia Titshaw of Lawrenceville, GA; special niece, Sharon Thompson Poteete and many other nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Roy E. Clore officiating.  Interment was in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: grandsons, Jason Kuykendall, Stephen Thompson II and Dennis Thompson, nephews, Thomas Little, Tommy Little, and Scott Titshaw.  Honorary pallbearers included: Bobby Poteete, Carlton Van Horn, Michael Thompson, Ty Cobb, Roy Cobb, and Gordon Mobley.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Thomas Little, 1185 Old Culberson Road, Murphy, NC 28906.

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.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 9, 2008             Page 13A

 

christine “chris” egan

 

Christine “Chris” Egan, age 83 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, December 31, 2007 at her residence.  Chris was born Thursday October 23, 1924 in Pemiscot County, MO to the late Clyde Dennis Martin and the late Bessie Bell Madden Martin.  She was formerly of Flint, MI and Naples, FL and was of Catholic Faith.

Survivors include: daughter and her partner, Tina Francisco and David Covington of Blairsville, GA, grandson, Aaron Potter and granddaughter, Kelsey Potter both of Phoenix, AZ.

No services are planned at this time. 

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.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

January 9, 2008             Page 13A

 

etta clonts mcgehee burns

 

Mrs. Etta Clonts McGehee Burns, age 80, of Ivy Log Rd., Blairsville passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2008 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Burns was born on march 11, 1927 in Bartow County, GA, the daughter of the late Adolphus Clonts and the late Lena Baker Clonts.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, George H. McGehee in 1997 and two sons, Jacob and Jimmy McGehee.  Mrs. Burns was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Burns are her loving husband, Jim Burns of Blairsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Fred Hallmark of Madison, AL; one son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Valerie of Hartwell; two step-children, Katie Murray and Joe McGehee; six sisters, Jewell Avis, Mary Offut, Gloria Gifford, Ruby Langston, Rebecca Martin and Darline Berg; two brothers, James and Mac Clonts; nieces, Ranee and Ernie Parrish of Lindale, GA, Becky and Hiassan Bilah of Norcross, GA, Donald Avis and Lena Weaver; close friends, Bessie Harris of McCayesville and Edie Bennett of Morganton; two grandchildren, Jessica Nicole McGehee and Neil Simmons; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 7k, 2008 at 10 a.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon McDonald, Rev. Ronnie Crisp and Rev. Luther Thomas officiating.  Special music was presented by Joe and Julia Ann Gray.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Bob Timmers, Lee Roberson, James Daniell, Albert Odom, Alfred Odom, Ray LeGender and Scott Webb.  Interment and graveside services followed at 2 p.m. from the Sawnee View Cemetery in Cumming, GA.  The family met with friends at the funeral home after 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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.