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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 12, 2011                                   Page 14A

 

clinton david “slick” collins

 

Clinton David, better known as "Slick", Collins, age 75, of Young Harris, Georgia, passed away Monday, January 3, 2011 at his home.

Mr. Collins was born in Union County, Georgia, on August 26, 1935, a son of the late Edwin P. Collins and the late Lois M. Plott Collins.  He was a lifelong resident of this area, and was a member of Old Union Baptist Church.  Mr. Collins had been active in Stephens Masonic Lodge, #414; Cartersville Shrine club, and The Yaarab Temple in Atlanta.  His wife, Joyce M. Dodero Collins, preceded him in death.

Surviving family members include son and daughter-in-law, Wayne P. and Kim Collins of Young Harris, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne Dale and Jeanne Collins, of Topsail Beach, North Carolina; and son, Stacy David Collins, of Young Harris. brother, Herbert A. "Cecil" Collins, of Marietta, Georgia, and brother Clarence L. Collins, of Young Harris; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held on for Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at Old Union Baptist Church, with Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Rev. Jimmy Hogsed officiating.  Special music was presented by Sam Ensley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Earl Smith, Stephen page, Terry Plott, Mike Plott, Jacky Jones, and Cody Allen.  Serving as honorary pallbearer was Joel Collins.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Masonic graveside rites were presented by members of Stephens Masonic Lodge.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please join us in remembering Mr. Collins by visiting our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, where you can share fond memories and sign the guest registry.

 


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bill b. woody

 

            Mr. Bill B. Woody, age 83, of Suches, GA, died January 2, 2011.

            Bill was a native and lifelong resident of Suches.  He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches where he served as deacon, song leader, and church clerk.  He was an educator, having taught at Truett McConnell College, North Georgia College, and Woody Gap School.  Bill also served as Principal at Woody Gap School and Lumpkin County High School.  He was also Registrar, Director of admissions and public relations at North Georgia College (sic).  Bill also served in the U.S. Air Force.

            He was the son of the late Walter W. Woody and Nina Dixon Woody, and was also preceded in death by his brother, Arthur D. Woody.

            Bill is survived by nephews, Edward Woody and William (Bill) Woody; 5 grand nephews, 2 grand nieces, and a number of other relatives also survive.

            Bill was cremated and a graveside memorial service is scheduled for 2 PM Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements. 


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lois dyer allen

 

            Lois Dyer Allen, age 85, of Blairsville, died Wednesday, January 5, 2011.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Homer w. Allen.

            Surviving are her daughter, Bridget Allen Kelly and her husband, Hill of Lithonia; son, Timothy F. Allen of Cleveland; sisters, Wilma Motes of Decatur, Genell Burns of Young Harris; brother, Harold Dyer of Blairsville; grandson, Brian Kelly; 3 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

            A funeral service was held 1 p.m., Saturday, January 8th in the chapel of Henry Funeral Home, Lithonia.  Dr. Jim Martin officiated and interment followed at Hillandale Memorial Park.

            Contributions may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church of Lithonia, P.O. Box 378, Lithonia, GA 30058 or the Side by Side Brain Injury club House, 1001 main St., Stone Mountain, GA 30083.

  Arrangements by Henry Funeral Home, Lithonia, 770-482-4411, henryfuneral.com


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cody benjamin norregaard

 

 Mr. Cody Benjamin Norregaard, age 26 of Forest Circle, Blairsville passed away on Saturday January 1, 2011 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.  Cody was born on December 19,1984 in Duluth, MN, the son Bridget Vick Norregaard and the late Douglas Edward Norregaard.  Cody enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.  He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle.  At the time of his death he was employed with Colwell Construction Company.  Cody was of the Christian faith.

Surviving Mr. Norregaard are his loving wife of five years, Lucianna (Lu) Ruiu Norregaard of Blairsville, his three year old son, Cody Benjamin Norregaard Jr. of Blairsville, his mother, Bridget Norregaard of Winter Haven, FL, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Emily and Hunter Loy, Melissa and Cole Kitchens and Alicia Norregaard all of Winter Haven, FL, mother and father-in-law, Stephen and Cindy Gallucci of Blairsville, father and mother-in-law, Lino and Sonya Ruiu of Ohio, two brothers-in-law, Daniel Miller of Blairsville, Giovanni Ruiu of Ohio, nieces and nephews, Taylor and Alex Norregaard, Mikey and Kayden Kitchens, Harley and Alexis Loy, his best friend, Louie (Bubba) Bilbrey, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Florida.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to help defray expenses c/o of Mountain View Funeral Home in memory of Cody.

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


Cody Benjamin Norregaard


CODY BENJAMIN NORREGAARD
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lorraine anne kuhn

 

Ms. Lorraine Anne Kuhn, age 47 of Stacy Lane, Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the residence following an extended illness.  Ms. Kuhn was born on April 5, 1963 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the daughter of Priscilla White and the late Harold Kuhn.  She had lived in the area for a little over a year, moving here from Lighthouse Point, FL.  Lorraine worked as the manager of Palm Beach Auto Auction for over 20 years and was always devoted to her work.  She loved her dog Lexi very much.  Lorraine was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and a friend to many.  She was of the Catholic faith.

 Surviving Ms. Kuhn are her mother Priscilla Kuhn of Blairsville, two sisters and brothers-in-law Debbie and Bob Overstreet of Blairsville and Becky and Tony Degregoril of Ellijay and eight nieces and nephews Matt, Mike, Nikki, Tony, Catie, Ashlee, Ashton and Mikey., many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family asks that memorials be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or your favorite Humane Society.

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


Lorraine Anne Kuhn

          

LORRAINE ANNE KUHN
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elmer vincent cleland

 

Elmer Vincent Cleland, age 79, of Blairsville, Georgia, by God's tender mercy, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 2, 2011.  Mr. Cleland was born January 2, 1932 in Rockdale County, Georgia, to Mercer Thomas Cleland and Lillian Abbott Cleland.  Mr. Cleland had lived in Lithonia, Georgia for 63 years before retiring to the North Georgia Mountains.  He was a member of the Turner Hill Baptist Church in Lithonia, but he regularly attended Bethlehem Baptist Church in Blairsville.  Elmer loved his family, his church and his fellow members.  He loved everything about country life.  Mr. Cleland was preceded in death by his son, David Cleland; grandson, Brett Wasendorf; parents, Mercer Thomas and Lillian Abbott Cleland, sister, Vassie Carden and brother, Harold Thomas.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dot Cleland of Blairsville; daughter, Beverly Wasendorf of Conyers, GA; son, Daniel Cleland of Loganville, GA; grandson, Rob Wasendorf of Milledgeville, GA; grandson, Trent Cleland and granddaughter, Kayla Cleland, both of Loganville, great grandson, Damion Wasendorf of Conyers; great granddaughter, Rianna Wasendorf of Appleton, WI; sister, Beatrice Wilson of Gainesville, FL; sister, Valeria Kelley and her husband, Bert of Social Circle, GA; and brother, Mercer Cleland Jr. of Lithonia.  Many nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from the Turner Hill Baptist Church in Lithonia with Rev. Cotton Harris and Rev. Lanny Myers officiating.  Interment was in the Turner Hill Cemetery.  The family received  friends at the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville Monday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.  Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the Doug Henry Funeral Home in Lithonia.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Rick Groover, Ken Carden, Keith Cleland, Harry Robert Foster III, Marron Abbott and Mercer Cleland, Jr.  Al Johnson served as honorary pallbearer.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please visit our website where you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com  

Elmer Vincent Cleland

ELMER VINCENT CLELAND
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sarah maxine drake

 

Sarah Maxine Drake, age 79, of Caldwell Rd, Blairsville, passed away on Monday Jan. 3, 2011 in the Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Drake was born on Oct. 6, 1931 in Union County, the daughter of the late Bob Kelley and the late Irene Hughes Kelley.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County. Maxine enjoyed cooking, gardening, her flowers and spending time with her family. Maxine was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years who passed away on Sunday Jan. 2, 2011, also by five sisters, Margaret, Bobbie Gail, Elizabeth and Jerri Ann Kelley and Betty Nix and by an infant brother.  Mrs. Drake was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Drake are one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Danny Owenby of Blairsville, three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James and Mary Ann Kelley of Acworth, GA, Jack and Betty Kelley of Blairsville, Bill Kelley of Blairsville, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha Sue and James Melton of Hiawassee, Joyce and Ronnie Byers of Blairsville, two grandchildren and their spouses, Danita and Michael Kennedy of Blairsville, Danya and Jimmy Nichols of Blairsville, three great grandchildren, Lane and Addison Kennedy and Jackson Nichols, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday Jan. 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. George Cline and Rev. Billy Rabern officiating.  Special music was presented by Lita Gowder, Danita Kennedy, Ricky Davenport and Scot Lance. Mrs. Drake lay in state at the church on Thursday from 1-2 p.m.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Justin Byers, Jim Melton, Robby Kelley, Kurt Kelley, Brock Kelley and Phil Kelley.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ricky Davenport, Ricky Rich, Lindsay Gregory, Rusty McClure and Robby McClure.  Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Mrs. Drake.

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


Sarah Maxine Drake


SARAH MAXINE DRAKE
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jack thomas drake

 

Mr. Jack Thomas Drake age 81 of Caldwell Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2011 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.  Mr. Drake was born on March 28, 1929 in Union County, the son of the late Haskel Drake Sr. and the late Willie Colwell Drake.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Jack was a brick mason by trade.  Jack was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Drake Lance.  Mr. Drake’s wife of sixty-one years, Maxine passed away on Monday January 3, 2011.  Mr. Drake was a member and deacon of Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Drake are one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Danny Owenby of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Haskel (Bill) and Melva Lynn Drake of Blairsville, two grandchildren and their spouses, Danita and Michael Kennedy of Blairsville, Danya and Jimmy Nichols of Blairsville, three great great grandchildren, Lane and Addison Kennedy and Jackson Nichols, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday January 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. George Cline and Rev. Billy Rabern officiating. Special music was presented by Lita Gowder, Danita Kennedy, Ricky Davenport and Scott Lance.  Mr. Drake lay in state at the church on Thursday from 1-2 p.m.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Scott Lance, Steve Drake, Alan Colwell, Tim Colwell, Joey Colwell and Charlie Gregory Jr.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ricky Davenport, Ricky Rich, Lindsay Gregory, Rusty McClure and Robby McClure.  Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Mr. Drake.

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


Jack Thomas Drake


JACK THOMAS DRAKE
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kristi leigh cornwell

 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces the death of Kristi Leigh Cornwell, age 38, of Blairsville.

Kristi was born in Hiawassee, Georgia, on December 20, 1970, and was lifelong resident of this area (sic). She was a member of Crossover Community Church in Blue Ridge, and was active in Missions at her church.  Kristi was a board member for The Wilderness Scouts of America for several years.

She will be missed by everyone who knew her - especially by her mother, Jo Ann Cornwell, of Blairsville; her father, Harold L. Cornwell, of Blairsville; a son, Brody Brackett, of Blairsville; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Karen Cornwell, of Knoxville, Tennessee; two nieces: Amelia Cornwell and Isabella Griffis; and nephew, Conner Griffis; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Kristi were held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Hogsed officiating.  Music was provided by Peggy Chambers, Lita Gowder and Phyllis Collwell.  Interment was in Ivy Log Baptist Cemetery.

If you wish to do so, donations may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Kristi.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please send your condolences to the family by visiting our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com. 

Kristi Leigh Cornwell

KRISTI LEIGH CORNWELL
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sandra “sandy” Kay stoutamire

 

Mrs. Sandra "Sandy" Kay Stoutamire, age 61, of Choestoe Lane, Blairsville, formerly of Tallahassee, FL, passed away on Tuesday Jan. 4, 2011 at her home.  Mrs. Stoutamire was born on Oct. 13, 1949 in Tallahassee, FL, the daughter of Minnie Lambert Stouamire (sic) and the late Clyde Stoutamire.  Sandy was a graduate of Florida State University and a graduate of Lively Vocational School in Graphic Arts.  Her love was to foster animals for adoption and rehabilitation.  She was a devoted animal portrait artist.  She was a loving daughter, mother, sister and was a friend to many.

Surviving Sandy are her mother, Minnie Stoutamire of Tallahassee, one son and daughter-in-law, Bryce and Keszia Hale of Inverness, FL, one brother, Jerry Stoutamire of Blairsville, GA, one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Sue and Charles Wingfield of Gainesville, FL, a special friend, Tim Striebich of Blairsville, The Johnson family of Tallahassee, a host of friends in both Blairsville and Tallahassee also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday Jan. 15, 2011 at 12 p.m. at Sandy’s residence in Choestoe in Blairsville with the Rev. Ben Lewis officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Animal Mountain Shelter or to St. Francis Wildlife Assoc., PO Box 38160 Tallahassee, FL 32315 in memory of Sandy.

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


Sandra Kay Stoutamire


SANDRA KAY STOUTAMIRE
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