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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 21, 2009           Page 13A

 

mary lou ashton

 

            Mrs. Mary Lou Ashton, age 75, of Conley, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.  She was born in the Choestoe district of Union County, GA, on April 23, 1933, the daughter of the late Vaughan C. Saxon and the late Bessie Ruth Saxon.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James M. Ashton, Jr., age 81.  He died on October 17, 2008 and his remains were cremated. 

            Funeral services for both were held on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 3 p.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Garvin officiating.  Interment followed at the Pine Top Baptist Church Cemetery.  Surviving are two children, James Ashton and alias McCullough of Conley, GA, also Mrs. Ashton’s brother Bobby Saxon of Gainesville, GA, Mr. Ashton’s brother Frank Ashton of Eureka, MO, and his sister Barbara Callara of Brandon, FL.  Also two grandchildren, Marcus Reinshagen and Nicholas McCullough of Conley, GA. 

            The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-3 p.m.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA 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 21, 2009           Page 13A

 

william j. gould

 

            Mr. William J. Gould, Sr., age 73, of Skeenah Highlands Rd., Blairsville and formerly of Hayesville and also Coco Beach, FL, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 in the Union General Hospital in Blairsville following a brief illness.  Mr. Gould was born on March 30, 1934 in Coco, FL, the son of the late Carl Gould and the late Beulah Stradley Gould.  He was a veteran of the US coast Guard.  William’s main hobby was football.  A few of his passions were eating shrimp, ballroom dancing and square dancing.  He became a professional painter and had been employed with the Kennedy Space Center for several years.  When living in Coco Beach, FL, he taught school for thirteen years and had also coached high school football.  He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Alan Gould in 2004 and a sister, Denise McNeal.  Mr. Gould was a member of Liberty Hill United Methodist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Gould are his loving wife of eight years, Betty Gould of Blairsville, three children, William J. Gould, Jr., and wife Linda of Rockford, IL, Matthew Alan Gould and friend Debbie Munsey of Hayesville, Judy and Gene Bacon, serving in Guinea, West Africa, one sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Grady Bohannon of Andrews, step children, James (and friend Vickie) Schuknecht of Blairsville David and Judy Schuknecht of Orewell, OH, Becky and Roger Bullard of Andover, OH, Stephen and Kelly Schuknecht of Blairsville, Susan and William Donaldson of Farmington, OH, three grandchildren, Matthew Alan and Mark Marvin, Brent Alan Bacon, fifteen step grandchildren, twenty step great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Memorial services were held on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009 at 3 p.m. from the Liberty Hill Methodist Church with the rev. Geri Worley officiating.  Special music was presented by Dan Worley.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may e made to Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery fund in memory of Mr. Gould.

            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

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January 21, 2009           Page 13A

 

marsha king

 

            Mrs. Marsha King, age 53, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at her residence.  Marsha was born Thursday, December 1, 1955 in Towns County, GA to the late Ray Stepp and the late Martha Plott Stepp Schroeter.  She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Stepp.

            Surviving family members include her husband, Vaughn King of Blairsville; son & daughter-in-law, Jamie and Amanda King; daughter & son-in-law, Tanya and Waylon Gibby, all of Blairsville; brothers, Keith Stepp of Murphy, NC, and William Stepp of Hendersonville, NC; sister, Joann Stepp of Dahlonega, GA; grandson, Ethan King; granddaughter, Kaitlyn King; grandson, Kord Gibby; several nieces and nephews also survive, along with many friends.

            Funeral services were held Friday, January 16, 2009 at 2 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Calder and Rev. Chris Rumfelt officiating.  Music was provided by Summer Calder.  Interment followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Roger Garrett, Ronnie Garrett, Johnny Garrett, Trance King, Terry King, Marty King and Nathanael Stepp. 

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 PM, Thursday, January 15.

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