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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 23, 2012                                   Page 12A

 

charles milton "buddy" fowler

 

            Mr. Charles Milton “Buddy” Fowler, age 89, of Wilmar Circle, Blairsville passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 at his home following an extended illness. He was born November 6, 1923 in Atlanta, GA to the late Paul and Ethel Fowler. Buddy moved to this area 11 years ago from Hiram, GA. He loved fishing and working on lawn mowers. He was preceded in death by his wife Vina Lee Fowler in 1987, step-daughter, Carolyn Marie Brewer, sisters, Ruth Weddle, Esther Qualls and Judy Weddle. Buddy was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include sister, Ellen Dupree of Canton, GA, extended family members, Kenneth and Debbie George, Ronnie and Donna Brewer, Jeannie Brewer, Tiffany Brewer, Caine Brewer all of Blairsville, GA, Carol Ann Tromp of Texas, Donna Duggins and Jeannie Moore both of N.C., Tonya Brewer, Eugene Brewer, LeAnn Brewer, Keith Brewer, Michael and Bradley Brewer, Davida Tucker, Holly Swaim, Rebecca Helms, Allan Helms, Brandon Brewer, Brand Renald, Doyle Brewer, Lee George, Wendy Voyles, Crystal George, Josh George, James Brewer, Sky Christian.

            Memorial services will be held at a later date with Rev. Jerry Johnston officiating.

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

           

 


 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

January 23, 2012                                   Page 12A

 

erwin "bob" larke

 

            Erwin (Bob) Larke, age 88 of Blairsville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA.

            Bob was born in Battle Creek, MI and was the son of the late Ervin Clifford Larke and Betty Madeline Shaw. He was a pilot during WWII in the Army Air Corp. Bob work for 12 years at Goss Company installing newspaper printing presses throughout the US and Canada. He then worked for Wagner Flook Construction Company of Battle Creek where he became Construction Superintendent; overseeing construction of hospitals, schools and churches throughout southwestern Michigan. Upon moving to Ft. Myers, FL Bob worked for TimeLee Development and was manager of Strandview Tower Condominium, FMB for 10 years prior to his retirement. He loved people, travel, music and dance. Bob was a member of the Caloosa River Cloggers exhibition team for 16 years until 2000. After moving to Blairsville in 2005 he endured several health problems but loved the area calling Blairsville his "Heaven on Earth". He was a member of the Coosa United Methodist Church.

            Bob is survived by his wife Georgia; son, Daryl Larke M.D. and wife Susan of Prestonsburg, KY; daughter, Sharyl McCarthy and husband Doug of Chandler, AZ; stepdaughter, Theresa Chaney-Huggett of Marshall, MI; sister, Donna Nusbaum of Kalamazoo, MI; grandchildren, Stacy Chatfield and husband Greg, Andrea Larke, Taylor, Morgan and Cody Zingsheim, Amanda and Caitlyn Willerick and great grandchildren, Lenora and Quinn Chatfield.

            In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by two sisters, Sally Reed and Elaine Odell.

            A memorial service was held at the Coosa United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013. Rev. Roy Watkins will officiate. There was gathering of friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

            In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Coosa United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 767 Mulkey Gap Road, Blairsville, GA 30512.

            Inurnment will be in the Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI at a later date.

            You may send tributes to the Larke family at www.townson-rose.com  Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

           

 


 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 23, 2012                                   Page 12A

 

jimmy david conner

 

            Mr. Jimmy David Conner, age 71, of Mt. Woods Lane, Blairsville passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at his home following an extended illness. He was born July 20, 1941 in Sylva, NC. Jimmy had lived in this area for the past 22 years. He loved hunting, fishing, working with his tractor and gold dredging. He was a master cabinet maker for over 34 years. Jimmy was a loving husband, son, brother, grandfather, great grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father, William Conner, brothers, Robert, Kenneth, Thomas and Edgar Conner, sister, Elizabeth Conner, grandchildren, Haley Hamrick and Scotty Keen. Jimmy was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Glenda Conner of the home, mother, Ada Rogers of Sylva, NC, children, Tony Conner of Montgomery, AL, Pamela Taylor of Johnson City, TN, Angela Conner of Marion, NC, Christal and Andy Burks of Blairsville, GA, Cherie Breeden of Blairsville, GA, Chuck and Jennifer Breeden of Blue Ridge, GA and Clayton and Tonya Breeden of Blairsville, GA, brother, James and Nancy Conner of Sylva, NC, sister, Dorothy and Kenny Cagle of Sylva, NC, thirteen grandchildren, Derek Conner, Brandon Conner, Gretchen Breese, Chelci Moody, Chaise Setzer, Gracelyn Rice, Michelle Breedlove, Caitlin Breeden, Kaitlin Patterson, Chris Breeden and Brittany Murphy, great granddaughter, Karleigh Breese.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with  Terry Schmid and Pastor Ray Potts officiating. Music was by Nancy Conner, Betty and Casey Henderson. Pallbearers were Richard Landgill, Freddie Beasley, Charles Queen, Jerry Queen, Gordon “Tick” Buffer and Shawn Foster. Interment followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted but if you wish make memorial donations to Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Bethlehem Baptist Church, 316 Ed King RD, Blairsville, GA 30512. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday evening after 6 p.m.

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

           

 


 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

January 23, 2012                                   Page 12A

 

david worthley beal

 

            Mr. David Worthley Beal, age 87, passed away at his home in Blairsville on January 15, 2013.  He was beamed up "in his mind" by Scotty, Speck and Captain Kirk. 

His passion for adventure, knowledge and living to the fullest allowed him to fulfill many accomplishments.  A Yoeman (sic) in the Navy, MIT graduate in Engineering, stock market guru, Captain of many boats and pilot of many airplanes, builder of homes and commercial properties, and a constant drive to provide for his family.

 He leaves behind his brothers, Donald Beal of Michigan, his three happily married children, David and Elizabeth Beal of Young Harris, Linda and Charles Strickland of Stuart, FL, Lisa and Craig Robelen of Boca Raton, FL.  He leaves eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

The immediate family will privately celebrate his past life and his reunion with his wife, Evelyn of sixty-three years.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations may be made to your local Humane Society in memory of David.  May God Bless.        

            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

 


 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

January 23, 2012                                   Page 12A

 

julian m. karasoff

 

            Julian M. Karasoff, DVM, age 96, of Holly Hill, FL, formerly of Blairsville, passed away November 4, 2012.  Dr. Karasoff was born July 30, 1916 in The Bronx, New York City, NY.  He attended veterinary school in Waltham, MA.  He operated his own veterinary practice and also worked as a veterinarian for the state of Massachusetts for 30 years before retiring in 1972.  He worked for the government in World War II as a meat inspector for the US Army.

He and his wife enjoyed doing theatre productions with the Hovey Playhouse in Waltham, MA, for 20 years.  His family travelled around the U.S., Canada and Mexico in their motorhome.  They began vacationing in Key Largo, FL, in 1975 and moved there in 1983 from Waltham.  While living in Key Largo, they started vacationing in Blairsville in 1989 and moved there in 1998, where they lived until 2011.

Dr. Karasoff leaves behind his devoted wife, Marie.  They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary just weeks before his passing.  he also leaves behind a son, Haskell "Lou" and wife Susan of Palm Coast, FL, grandson Michael and wife Susan of San Francisco, CA, and many friends.