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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 14, 2009           Page 13A

 

robert david “rod” townsend

 

            Robert David “Rod” Townsend, age 63, of Jonesboro, GA, died Thursday, January 8, 2009.  He was born in Blairsville, GA, to the late James Andrew and Elizabeth Stephens Townsend.

            Mr. Townsend is survived by his wife, Brenda Townsend, Jonesboro; daughter Angie (Tre’) Mock of McDonough; Kellie (Reeves) Mock, Sherrie (Wayne) Everett, both of Stockbridge; 7 grandchildren, Teyler, Hayden, Avery, Mallory, Mason, Colton, and Casen; brother, Tom Townsend, Cumming; sisters, Sarah Roberts, Buford; Betty Orr, Gainesville; Grapelle Thompson, Winder; Jeanette Vest, Blairsville; and several nieces and nephews.   

Funeral services were held at 3 PM on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Pastor Barry Kirkwood officiating.  Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens.  The family received friends Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 4 until 7 PM at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Christian School Rod Townsend memorial Fund, 2001 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281 or Sacred journey Hospice, 138 Peach Drive, McDonough, GA 30253.  Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com  Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.        

Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville

 

             


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 14, 2009           Page 13A

 

millicent arden west

 

            Mrs. Millicent Arden West went to sleep in Jesus on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 from her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. West was born on Dec. 12, 1929 in Richmond, VA., the daughter of the late Herman Mitchell and the late Alice Livesay Mitchell.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. West was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Murphy. 

            Surviving Mrs. West are her loving husband of fifty-nine years, Elvin West of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, John and Monica West of Milwaukee, WI., one daughter, Jill West of Blairsville, two sisters, Jean Cullum of Tallahassee, FL., patsy Cashion of Richmond, VA., four grandchildren, Melissa and tiffany West, Kenneth and Jason McCraw, two great grandchildren, Andrea and Amanda McCraw, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at 1 PM from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Don Yancheson officiating.  Special music was presented by Rachel Aldrich.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Herman, Robert and Donald West, Barry Braden, George Green and Jerry Anderson.  Interment followed in the Memory Hill Cemetery in Murphy.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7-9 PM.

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

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 14, 2009           Page 13A

 

terry a. lawrence

 

            Terry A. Lawrence was born in Pontiac, MI, on June 7, 1956, to Jerry G. and Marian A. Lawrence.  He graduated from Rochester Adams High School.  His childhood interests were Boy Scouts, hockey, football, and sailing.  He attended West Palm Beach Community College and graduated from Florida Atlantic University as a geologist.  He was President of Alliance Consulting and Environmental Services, Inc.  he held several degrees and certificates throughout his career, including an Associates in Arts; Associates in marine Biology, and a Masters in Geology.  Terry enjoyed everything in the outdoors.  Most of his life was spent outside, appreciating nature. 

He is survived by his wife, Michele; son, Andrew, a brother, Thomas A., and his parents, Jerry and Marian.

            The family has requested memorial contributions be directed to Friends of the Everglades, www.everglades.org/donate.html

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Friends may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

 

 

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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 14, 2009           Page 13A

 

ruby nell abernathy

 

            Mrs. Ruby Nell Abernathy age 76 of Hollow Hill Spur, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Abernathy was born on June 9, 1932 in Union County, the daughter of the late Walter Deyton and the late Etta Guffey Deyton.  She had retired from Liberty Mutual Life Insurance Company with over fifteen years of service.  After her retirement she loved to operate flea markets.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Abernathy in 2003.  Mrs. Abernathy was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving Mrs. Abernathy are two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Johnny Collins of Dawsonville, GA., Patricia and Larry Nichols of Blairsville, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ricky and Stephanie Abernathy of Cleveland, GA., Randy Abernathy of Cleveland, three sisters, Juanita Keith of Blairsville, Shirley Davis of Savanna, GA., Rose Blair of savannah, one brother, Charles Deyton of Stockbridge, GA., eight grandchildren, Kayla and Kafus Abernathy, Gypsy Howard, Antilisha Adams, Shane Abernathy, Michael Etris, Kelly Downerd and Matthew Stover, eleven great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at 2 PM from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the rev. Don Hood and Rev. Jonathon Hood officiating.  Special music was presented by Hwy 76.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Kafus Abernathy, Wesley Adams, Steven Adams, Jess Nichols, Michael Etris and Johnny Carroll.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Austin Adams, Curtis Robinson, Devon Robinson, Carver Nichols and Brent Smith.    Interment followed in the Chattahoochee United Methodist Church Cemetery where she will rest next to her husband.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-9 PM.  

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

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 14, 2009           Page 13A

 

harry anderson

 

            Mr. Harry Anderson, age 65, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2009 at his home.  Mr. Anderson was born Wednesday, April 21, 1943 in Cherokee County, NC, to the late Wade and Ethel Ledford Anderson.  He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and attended Ivy Log Baptist Church.  Harry loved life and traveling and spending time and doing things with his grandchildren. 

            Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara Vernon Anderson; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and April Anderson of Blairsville; brother, Johnny Anderson and his wife wife, Patsy; brother, Junior Anderson and his fiancé, Brenda Dickey, all of Murphy, North Carolina; and grandchildren, Madison, Hannah and Trent Anderson and Adam Panther.  Four nieces and one nephew along with many friends and relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held at 11 AM Tuesday, January 13, 2009 from Ivy Log Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Rev. Tony Black officiating.  The family received friends at the Ivy Log Baptist Church Monday evening from 6 until 9 PM.  Interment was in the Bellview Community cemetery.  Flowers will be accepted, however, if you wish, you may make donations to the Bellview Community cemetery, c/o Harley Beavers, 139 Carson Lane, Murphy, NC 28906.  Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel in charge of arrangements.  Friends may visit www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com to view Mr. Anderson’s Life Tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register.