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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 13, 2010           Page 11A

 

rev. malcolm chapman

 

            Rev. Malcolm Chapman, age 75, of Hiawassee, Georgia, formerly of Suches, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee.  

Malcolm was born on Thursday, September 20, 1934 in Ludowici, Georgia, to the late Clyde and Catherine (Dubose) Chapman.  He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.  Malcolm had a great interest in Boy Scouts and had served as Scout Leader.  He had been a volunteer fireman with Suches Fire Dept Station #5.  Malcolm was a beloved Pastor and Church Leader for many years and had served in South Georgia, Virginia, Clayton, Georgia (Clayton Baptist Church) and came to Suches in 1983, where he pastured Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church for 12 years until his retirement.  He cherished his mission trips to England and Ireland. 

            Surviving family members include his wife, Ann Chapman of Hiawassee; step-son and his wife, Jim and Cynthia Wood of Hiawassee; step-daughter, Beth Wood of Hiawassee; brother, Clyde Lamar Chapman Jr. of Hinesville, Georgia; granddaughters, Jamison Wood and Jacey Wood; and several nieces and nephews.  Many friends also survive.  Preceding Malcolm in death, besides his parents, was a sister, Mary Emily Oakley-O’Brien; and his mother-in-law, Susie Hunt.

            At the family’s request, due to inclement weather, funeral services were held Monday, January 11, 2010 at 1 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Ledford officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jim Wood, Jim Miner, Bob Gibby, Eddie Bradley, Benny Brookshire, and George Van Voorhis.  Burial followed in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Morganton, Georgia. 

If you wish the family has requested memorial contributions in Malcolm’s memory be made to the Suches Fire Dept. Station #5 or to Woody Gap School Library.

            The family received friends at the Cochran Funeral Home on Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 2 PM until 6 PM.          

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville, Georgia.  Please send condolences to the family and view Rev. Chapman’s LifeTribute at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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January 13, 2010           Page 11A

 

bill edmon potts

 

            Mr. Bill Edmon Potts, age 63, of Nicks Way, Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Potts was born on March 10, 1946 in Fannin County, the son of the late Millard Collins and the late Leoa Milsap Potts.  He was a lifelong resident of Union county.  He was a veteran of the US Army, and of the Vietnam War.  Bill had owned and operated Bill Potts Insurance Agency for several years and had been in the insurance business for over forty years.  Bill was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a  son, Kevin Hilton and a brother, W.B. Potts.  Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge. 

            Surviving Mr. Potts are his loving wife of fifteen years, Shirley Loudermilk Potts of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Casey Potts of Blairsville, Kevin and Teri Potts of Canton, GA, one daughter, Alison Hilton of Sautee, GA, two sisters, Lois Lightfoot of Blairsville, Mary Nell Housley of Jasper, two brothers, Blake Collins of Morangton (sic), Blane Collins of Morganton (sic), six grandchildren, Garrett, Griffin, Grant, Connor, Chloe and Alex, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Larry Truelove officiating.   Military honors were presented by the North GA Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Potts.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 4-6 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.


Bill Edmon Potts

BILL EDMON POTTS
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home


                       

 

           


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January 13, 2010           Page 11A

 

dorothy b. geardink

 

            Mrs. Dorothy B. Geardink, age 91, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2010, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Geardink was born in Duel, South Dakota, on Wednesday, December 18, 1918, a daughter of the late Richard Bublitz and Nellie Sedgewick Bublitz.  She was a farmer and had lived in the Blairsville area for the past two years.  Her husband, John Geardink, had preceded her in death.   

            Surviving family members include son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Gloria Geardink, of El Paso, Texas; and daughter and son-in-law, L.K. and Craig Metz, of Blairsville; a sister and brother-in-law, Nellie and Paul Wahlstrom, of Canby, Minnesota; grandchildren: Barry Handegard, of Blairsville, Brad Handegard, of Knoxville, Tennessee, Jaime Dix, of Indiana, and Ryan Geardink, of South Dakota; six great-grandchildren also survive.

            Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date in Brookings, South Dakota. 

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville.  You may send condolences to the family at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 13, 2010           Page 11A

 

jennis mae (jan) nelson

 

            Mrs. Jennie Mae (Better known as Jan) Nelson, age 86, of School St. circle, Blairsville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Nelson was born on March 9, 1923 in Union County, the daughter of the late Jeremiah Rich and the late Julia Colwell Rich.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Jan enjoyed cooking and loved being with her family.  She was employed with the Union County School System for several years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Nelson, two sons, Wesley and Willard Clinton Helton, three brothers, Junior, David and J.M. Rich, three sisters, Mary King, Marie Guffey and Bert Arnold.  Mrs. Nelson was of the Baptist faith.  Surviving Mrs. Nelson are one daughter, Martha Hamby of Blairsville, one grand-daughter, Mandy and husband Steve davenport of Blairsville, niece, Jackie Arnold of Blairsville, nephew, Mike Arnold of Blairsville, three grandchildren, Paedon and Kaenon Young and Jensen Davenport, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Special music was presented by Amber, Amy and Vickie McClure.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Rex Owenby, Steve Davenport, Ryan Owenby, Mike Arnold, Josh Cook and Benny Erwin.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Paedon and Kaenon Young.  Interment followed in the Union memory Gardens Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5-9 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.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.


Jennie Mae Nelson

JENNIE MAE NELSON
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home