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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 16, 2008            Page 15A

 

florence marie stokes burnett

 

Florence Marie Stokes Burnett, age 73, loving wife of Judge E. “Jack” Burnett, Jr., passed into the Lords hands on January 7, 2008 after an extended illness.  The couple had just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on December 25, 2007.

Left to cherish her memory are 6 children, Tom Burnett and wife Fay of Seaford, VA, Judge Burnett, III and wife Merilyn of Chino Valley, ZA, Richard Burnett and wife Elizabeth of Medlothian, TX, Phillip Burnett of Casper, WY, Mary Burnett Lehman of Clevelan, GA, and Linda Burnett of Suches, GA.  She will be sadly missed by 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister.

Marie was born December 16, 1943 and was a Peninsula resident until the couple sold Burnett’s market in Seaford in 1994 and moved to Suches, GA to enjoy their retirement.  Along life’s highway she touched many people with her kind and caring ways.  We will all miss her.

Funeral services for Mrs. Burnett were held Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church in Suches, GA with Rev. Russell Lyle officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Burnett lay in state at the church from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to The Medical Center Foundation, Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Fund, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 115, Gainesville, GA 30501-2567. 

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of arrangements.


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James Robert Ballard

 

Mr. James Robert Ballard, age 72, of Young Harris, GA passed away on January 11, 2008 following a period of declining health.  He was born to the late Fred and Beulah Shuler Ballard on April 25, 1935 in Union County, GA.

He is survived by a special companion, Faye Kirby of Young Harris, GA; daughters, Shirlee Eller of Hiawassee, GA, Sandra Mai and Shelby Ballard, both of Gainesville, GA; son James Lee Ballard of Gainesville, GA; step-son, Terry Kirby of Young Harris, GA; brother, Bill Hunnicut of Hayesville, NC; sisters, Ruby Rhinehardt of young Harris, GA, Ruth Rogers of marble, NC; eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Ballard were held Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Rev. Bill Dyer officiating. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Dennis Lee Wheeler, Joseph Maney, Tom Mai, Kevin Sutton, Terry Kirby, and Ashley Eller.  Music was provided by Ashley Eller and Ray Eller.  Interment was in Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 16, 2008            Page 15A

 

augusta jean richardson

 

Mrs. Augusta Jean Richardson, age 76, of Craig Thompson Drive, Blairsville passed away on Friday, January 11, 2008 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Richardson was born on March 3, 1931 in Wilkinson, IN, the daughter of the late Willis Whisler and the late Bessie Bennett Whisler.  Mrs. Richardson was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be missed by her family and all who knew her.  She loved animals, especially her dog Muffy, who she had for over fifteen years.  She loved pictures, Coca Cola and just being with her family.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Bertha Seely who passed away this year also.  Mrs. Richardson was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mrs. Richardson are three daughters and one son-in-law, Terri McAfee of Blairsville, Bonnie Whitmore of Dawsonville, Brenda and Bob Young of Lafayette, IN; one brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Celia Whisler of Shirley, IN; eight loving grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date in Indiana and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Humane society in Mrs. Richardson’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.


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r. scott shattles

 

R. Scott Shattles, age 42, of Blairsville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville.   Scott was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his parents, Don and Janice Shattles of Blairsville; maternal grandparents, Lillian and Russell Jackson; paternal grandmother, Louise Shattles; sister and brother-in-law, Layne and John Ward, all of Blairsville; nephews, Andrew and Jeffrey Ward; his dog, Wilson.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services will be announced later.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter, P.O. Box 1252, Blairsville, Georgia 30514. 

Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory 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 16, 2008            Page 15A

 

paul m. covey

 

Mr. Paul M. covey, age 60, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2008 in Blairsville.  Mr. Covey was born in Huntington, Indiana, on March 14, 1947, a son of Donald Covey and Vivian Wright Covey.  He was a musical instrument maker, specifically the oboe, and was a member of the International Double Reed Society.  He had lived in Blairsville since August of 2007, and had been a resident of Atlanta for 11 years prior.

Surviving family members include his parents, Donald and Vivian, of St. Petersburg, FL and a sister, Suzanne Swisher, also of St. Petersburg.

Memorial services were held Saturday, January 12, 2008, at 2 p.m. from St. martin of the Fields Episcopal Church.  If you wish, memorials may be made to your favorite symphony orchestra. officiating. 

Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  Please sign the guest registry and send condolences to the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.