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January 20, 2010                       Page 10A

 

ben l. neece

 

            Mr. Ben L. Neece, age 87, of Blairsville, GA, passed Sunday, January 10, 2010 at his home. 

Ben was born Friday, February 10, 1922, in Montague County, TX, the son of the late Ben L. Neece, Sr. and the late Margaret Emma Morris Neece.  He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a former U.S. Border Patrol officer, former U.S. Deputy Marshall, and a pioneer in the field of Automotive Air Conditioning and the refrigerated trucking industry.  Ben was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge, 3114, F&AM. 

            Surviving family members include his daughter, Carolyn Naomi Neece Vaughn, of Fowler, CO; son, Tommy Gerald Neece of Farmersville, TX; son, Ben Richard Neece, and son, Robert Duane Neece, both of Brownsville, TX; son, Phillip Bensen Neece and son Kenneth Raymond Neece, both of Gainesville, GA; twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.

            Graveside services were held Friday, January 15, 2010, at 2 p.m. from Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  Military Honors were presented by North Georgia Honor Guard, and members of the Allegheny Masonic Lodge served as pallbearers and conferred Masonic graveside rites. 

            The family received friends at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville on Friday, January 15, 2010, from 11:30, until 1:30 p.m.  The family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to the American Red Cross. 

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please send condolences to the family at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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elaine joan champlin

 

            Mrs. Elaine Joan Champlin, age 77, of Saltaire Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Champlin was born on Aug. 10 1932 in bay Shore, NY, the daughter of the late Charles Vesely and the late Emily Horal Vesely.  Before her retirement she had been employed as a librarian with the Union County School System for over twelve years.  She loved collecting cookbooks and pigs.  She was preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Walter f. Champlin and also by a daughter, Brenda Linna who passed away Jan. 2, 2010 of this year.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. Champlin attended the Blairsville church of the Nazarene. 

            Surviving Mrs. Champlin are two sons and one daughter-in-law, James Champlin of Blairsville, Walter and Vickie Champlin of Jasper, one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Charlotte Vesely of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, four grandchildren, Debra Womack of Martin, GA, Valerie Randell of Jasper, Joshua Champlin of W. Palm Beach, FL, Wesley Champlin of Jasper, GA, one great-grandchild, Morgan Champlin, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Danny Bohler officiating.  Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in memory of Mrs. Champlin.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m.  Interment will follow in the Rich Cemetery where she will rest next to her beloved husband.          

            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.


Elaine Joan Champlin

ELAINE JOAN CHAMPLIN
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bessie evelyn green

 

            Mrs. Bessie Evelyn Green, age 84, of Newton Circle, Blairsville passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Green was born on Aug. 10, 1915 in Dayton, OH, the daughter of the late Henry Clay Gentner and the late Bessie Lee Nora Samons Gentner.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Green in 1990.  Mrs. Green attended Revival Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Green are one daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Howard Peeling of Blairsville, two grandchildren, Donald Peeling and Nora Lawn, two great grandchildren, Jillian and Brady Lawn, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            No services are planned at this time.   In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Green.    

            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.


Bessie Evelyn Green

BESSIE EVELYN GREEN
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sidney farrell rich

 

            Mr. Sidney Farrell Rich, age 67, of Flowery Branch, GA, formerly of Blairsville passed away January 15, at his home after an extended illness.  Sidney was born on March 14, 1942 in Union County.  He was the son of the late Cecil E. & Willene Jackson Rich. 

            Surviving Mr. Rich are one son and daughter-in-law, Cary & Robin Rich; two grandsons, Jonathon & Joshua; one granddaughter, Jordan; three sisters, Dobie Brackett, Jackie Colwell & Claudine Thomas.  Mr. Rich was preceded in death by a brother Bennie Rich. 

            Graveside services held Wednesday, January 20 at 2 p.m. at Harmony Grove Baptist church Cemetery with Minister Edward Grant officiating. 

           


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virgil elwood denyke

 

            Mr. Virgil Elwood DeNyke, Jr., age 85, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 8, 2010, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mr. DeNyke was born Monday April 27, 1925 In Danbury, Connecticut, a son of the late Virgil Elwood DeNyke, Sr., and Elizabeth Grover DeNyke.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and The Disabled American Veterans.  Mr. DeNyke was of the Methodist faith.   

            Surviving family members include his wife, Mildred B. DeNyke, of Blairsville; four sons: James DeNyke, of Oviedo, Florida; Robert DeNyke of Cortez, Colorado; Paul DeNyke, of St. Petersburg, Florida; and Edward Henley, of Cortez, Colorado; daughters: Sharon McCloud, of Walnut Creek, California; Jodie Henley, of Cortez, Colorado; and Kathy Mayfield, of Williamson, Georgia; Aunt, Leona Collins, of Ocala, Florida; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandsons also survive, along with several nieces and nephews.  Mr. DeNyke had been preceded in death by his parents; a son, Douglas DeNyke; step-mother, Fern DeNyke; and step-sister, Joann Redding.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Jenkins officiating.  Special music was presented for the service by Ebenezer Baptist church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Charles Hemphill, Danny Hemphill, David Hemphill, Kenny Hemphill, Wade Dockery, and James DeNyke.  Burial was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

            The family received friends at the Cochran Funeral Home Wednesday, January 14, 2010, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville, Georgia.  Please visit our website to send condolences to the family at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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thomas dean littles, sr.

 

            Mr. Thomas Dean Littles Sr., age 58 of Ross Ridge Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 following a brief illness.  Mr. Littles was born on Nov. 12, 1951 in Haines City, FL, the son of the late Edward Littles and the late Margaret Waters Littles.  He retired in 2000 as a Safety Director with the United States Sugar Corporation.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  Mr. Littles was a member of Notla Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Little (sic) are his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Polly Barnes Littles of Blairsville, three children, Cindy and Matt Duncan of Casper, WY, James and Orchid Littles of Blairsville, Thomas Littles Jr. of Orlando, FL, sister, Peggy Colley of Leesburg, FL, sisters-in-law, Ruth Littles of Pleasantview, TN, Virginia and Robert Bennett of Blairsville, brothers-in-law, Paul Stevenson of Avon Park, FL, Johnny Barnes of Avon Park, FL, Randall Barnes of Winter haven, FL, Carl Barnes, Ralph Barnes and David Barnes all of Clewiston, FL, four grandchildren, Yasleni, Matthew, Kirsten and James Jr., several niece, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. James T. Paul officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or to the Humane society Mountain Shelter in memory of Mr. Littles.    The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11-2 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.


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January 20, 2010                       Page 11A

 

bruce lee meeks

 

            Bruce Lee Meeks, 79, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2010, due to an extended illness.   Mr. Meeks was born June 7, 1930 in Lakeland, Florida, the son of Troy and Wanda Meeks.  Following graduation from Manatee County High School in 1948, he entered the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Cutlass.  Following 4 years in the Navy, Mr. Meeks attended the University of Florida.  After graduation in 1956 he was employed by Bell South Telephone Company and retired in 1987.  He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working in his yard, as well as being a great “do-it-yourselfer”.  During his retirement in the beautiful north Georgia mountains, he and his devoted wife of 56 years, the former Carolyn Meeker of Bradenton, Florida, enjoyed traveling with the Sunny Peaches group.  Bruce was pre-deceased by his parents and only sibling Marinez Rideout.

            In addition to his wife Bruce is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Lori Meeks of Woodstock, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Marifae and Frank Jones of Avondale Estates, GA; and grandsons, Harrison and Parker Meeks of Woodstock, GA.  Bruce was a loving gentle man and was always very proud and devoted to his family and many friends.   

A memorial service was held Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons, 2773 North Decatur Rd., Decatur, GA with Rev. Brad Greene officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Dr., Atlanta, GA 30319 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Blvd., N.E., Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345-3315.  The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at A.S. Turner & Sons.   

                       

 


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January 20, 2010                       Page 11A

 

justin larue rich

 

            Mr. Justine Larue Rich, age 54, of Murphy Highway, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at Southern Regional Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Rich was born on September 27, 1955 in Columbus, GA to Otis and Grapell Rich.  Justin was a veteran of the army (sic), serving as an army fire control director in the military for sixteen years.  Justin liked to travel.  He was a loving son, father, brother and grandfather.  Mr. Rich was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Rich are his parents, Otis and Grapell Rich of Blairsville, his son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Sondra Tharp of Nashville, TN, his daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Albert Gamboa of Tampa, FL, one sister, three brothers, a brother-in-law and tow Sisters-in-law, Wanda and Ernie Sistrunk of Lafayette, LA, Tony Rich of Blairsville, Eddie and Marie Rich of Blairsville, Tim and Rebecca Rich of Blairsville and two grandchildren, Cicely and Lance. 

            A service was held on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jeffery Sistrunk officiating.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-9 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.


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JUSTIN LARUE RICH
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evan clyde bruce

 

            Mr. Evan Clyde Bruce, age 71, of Nichols Circle, Blairsville, passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Bruce was born on May 10, 1938 in Union County, the son of the late Willard Bruce and the late Winnie Ann Odom.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He was a member of the Young Cane Lodge #597.  He worked for the Tennessee Copper Company and the Union County Recreation Department.  Evan was a loving husband, father, brother, stepfather and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Bruce and his first wife, Hazel Nichols Bruce.  Mr. Bruce was a member of the New Union Baptist Church.   

            Surviving Mr. Bruce are his loving wife of almost ten years, Linda Weldon Bruce of Blairsville, a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Wade Teems of Blairsville, three brothers, three sisters, two brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law, Wayne and Dorothy Bruce of Blue Ridge, David and Janice Bruce of Loganville, Mary Ruth and Charles barrows of Conyers, Lynda and Bill Burnette of Blue Ridge, Betty Jean Roper of jasper and Don Bruce of Blairsville, three grandchildren, Enoch Bruce, Zipporah Bruce and Sarah Teems and several nieces and nephews. 

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Tim Garrett and the Rev. Harrison Bradley officiating.  Special music was presented by Highway 76.  The Young Cane Lodge members served as honorary pallbearers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Frank Cook, T.J. Nichols, J.E. Corn, Wayne Tanner, chuck Holloway and Marty Payne.  Interment followed in the New Union Baptist church Cemetery with the Young Cane Masonic Lodge conducting Masonic graveside rites.           The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-9 p.m.

            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.


Evan Clyde Bruce

EVAN CLYDE BRUCE
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January 20, 2010                       Page 11A

 

brenda joy linna

 

            Mrs. Brenda Joy Linna, age 58, of Saltaire Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, 12010 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Linna was born on Aug. 5, 1951 in Bayshore, NY, the daughter of the late Walter Champlin and the late Elaine Vesely Champlin (sic).  Before her illness she was employed with the Best Western in Blairsville.  Mrs. Linna attended the Blairsville Church of the Nazarene. 

            Surviving Mrs. Linna are one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Jamie Womack of Martin, GA, two brothers and one sister-in-law, James Champlin of Blairsville, Walter and Vickie Champlin III of Jasper, GA, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Services for Mrs. Linna will be held on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View chapel with the Rev. Danny Bohler officiating.  Mrs. Debra Womack will be giving a eulogy.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 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.


Brenda Joy Linna

BRENDA JOY LINNA
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January 20, 2010                       Page 11A

 

henry alexander bingham

 

            Henry Alexander Bingham, 82, died Wednesday, January 13, 2010. 

Born in Blairsville, GA, he was the son of the late David Joel and Rosa Lee Osborne Bingham.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Youngblood Bingham, children, Rachael Doster, Henry Lewis Bingham and Ellen Tanksley.  He retired from Chicopee Mills in Athens as well as a Deputy Sheriff in Banks County.   

            Funeral services were held Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 10 AM at Lord & Stephens East Chapel with Rev. Larry Phillips officiating.  Burial was held at Old Liberty Baptist Church, Blairsville, GA, Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM. 

Survivors include his children: Linda Thompson of Hull, Thelma Duncan of Banks County; sisters and brothers: Gladys Dover of Carlton, GA, Lily (Robert) Youngblood of Winterville, Essie Nutuschil of Albuquerque, NM, Katherine Davis of Evans, GA, David c. (Jean) Bingham of Kitty hawk, NC, Jeanette Richardson of Blythe, GA and Emma Lou (Eugene Morgan) Davis of Lincolnton, GA and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Friday, January 15, 2010 from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.


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neil Francis gillooly

 

            Mr. Neil Francis Gillooly, age 86, of Captain’s Cove, Blairsville, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2010 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Gillooly was born on August 20, 1923 in Williamstown, MA, the son of the late William Edward Gillooly and the late Katherine Agnes Doherty Gillooly.  He was a veteran of the US Army of WWII.  Neil was a member of the Union County Lions Club, the American Legion and VFW.  Neil enjoyed playing golf, painting, wood working and calligraphy and was also a cartoonist.  He was retired from the North Adams Police Department after over forty years of service and was Captain for over fifteen years.  He was preceded in death by a son, Neil Matthew Gillooly, sister, Anna Kinney, brother, William Gillooly.  Mr. Gillooly was of the Catholic faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Gillooly are his wife of 42 years Ruth Vivian (Roberts) Gillooly and nine children, Stephen Gillooly of Williamstown, MA, Christopher Gillooly and Bonnie Hayden of North Adams, MA, Deborah and Larry Salo of Odenton, MD, Kurt and Wendy Accetta of Charlotte, NC, Vanessa and Christian Morris of Canton, GA, Christine and William Carruthers of Charlotte, NC, Anthony Accetta of Myrtle Beach, SC, Patrick and Linda Accetta of Somersworth, NH, Ruth Hamelin of Pittsfield, MA, sixteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 7 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with Father Richard Wise officiating.  Military Honors were conducted by the N. GA Honor Guard.  Interment followed on Wednesday in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Union County Lions Club in memory of Mr. Gillooly.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. 

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


Neil Francis Gillooly

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January 20, 2010                       Page 11A

 

william joseph cullinan

 

            Mr. William Joseph Cullinan, age 72, of Laurel Ridge Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Cullinan was born on Sept. 8, 1937 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late John Cullinan and the late Elmira Drake Cullinan.  He was a veteran of the US Marines.  Bill was a very social person who never met a stranger.  He enjoyed reading and traveling.  He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Patrick Cullinan, sisters, Lois Cullinan, Delsley Cullinan, Christine Sisk and Shirley Dykstra, brothers, Robert and Jack Seacrest, Denny and Johnny Cullinan.  Mr. Cullinan was a member of Webbs Creek Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Cullinan are eight children, Marty and Carrie Cullinan of Lemont, IL, Diane Cullinan of San Diego, CA, Leslie Stephens of Channahon, IL, Laura Stephens of Lakewood, CA, Bill and Teresa Cullinan of Jefferson, GA, Melody and Jose Maldonado of County club Hills IL, Julie and tony Hughes of Blairsville, Amanda Cullinan of St. Pete, FL, two sisters, June Marcinek of IL, Carol Hill of Tuscan, AZ, two brothers, Daniel and Joseph Cullinan both of Harvey, IL, fifteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Gary Rogers and Rev. Larry Truelove officiating.  Interment followed in the Meadow View Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6-9 p.m.  

            The family received friends at the funeral home from

            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.


William Joseph Cullinan

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January 20, 2010                       Page 11A

 

bymon helton

 

            Mr. Bymon Helton, age   81, of Helton Drive, Suches, GA passed away on Wednesday Jan. 13, 2020 following an extended illness.  Mr. Helton was born on Feb. 17, 1928 in Union County, the son of the late Floyd Helton and the late Fannie Thomason Helton.  He was a veteran of the US Army of the Korean war.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Bymon was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by five sisters, Myrtle Head, Betty Jo Pierce, Lucille Stanford, Bertha Hope and Lillian Gooch and by a brother, Doyle Helton.  Mr. Helton was a Deacon and member of Mt. Pleasant #2 Baptist Church in Suches.   

            Surviving Mr. Helton are his loving wife of fifty-three years, Gerlene Hyde Helton of Suches, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Steve Helton of Suches, Tim and Lucinda Helton of Suches, three sisters, Willie Nell Cain of Gainesville, Dessie Gilstrap of Marietta, Grace McGee of N. Sandy Springs, four grandchildren, Corey, Amanda, Rebecca and Kaitlyn, several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Pleasant #2 Baptist Church in Suches with the Rev. William Phillips, Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Evan Hughes officiating.  Special music was presented by grandson Corey.  Mr. Helton lay in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Eddie Pierce, Skip Hope, Jeff Pierce, John Stanford, Larry Head, Jerry Head and David Head.  Interment followed in the church cemetery with the N. GA Honor Guard conducting military honors.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-9 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.


Bymon Helton

BYMON HELTON
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