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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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February 15, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

doris arrant

 

           Mrs. Doris Arrant, age 70, of Dillard Road West, Blairsville passed away, Thursday, February 9, 2012 at her home following a brief illness. Doris was born December 20, 1941 in Blue Ridge, GA to Robert Claude and Wilma Geneva (Chastain) Horton. She had a heart of gold, and was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and was a friend to everyone. Doris was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church.

           Survivors include children, Junior and Angie Arrant of Blairsville, James and Tami Arrant of Blairsville, Janet and Tim Stinton of Parish, FL and Jeff Arrant of Blairsville, brothers, Delos (Dee) and Gloria Horton of Blue Ridge and Larry Isaac and Brenda Horton of Texas, sisters, Loretta Nichols of Ellijay and Theresa and Junior Ray of Mineral Bluff, grandchildren, Timmy Stinton, Jacob Stinton, Israel Stinton, Will Arrant, Jared Arrant and Emily Arrant .

           Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Hooper and Rev. Chris Rumfeldt officiating. Special music was presented by Melissa Collins, Leslie Hughes and Lucas Phillips. Pallbearers were Sherman Ray, Jared Arrant, Will Arrant, Timmy Stinton, Jacob Stinton, Israel Stinton and Chad Sisum. In lieu of flowers make memorials to Philadelphia Baptist Church Building Fund or Free Will Baptist Church. Interment was in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 until 9 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


Doris Arrant


DORIS ARRANT
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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February 15, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

eugene gilreath

 

           Mr. Eugene Gilreath, age 77, of State Hwy. 60 Suches, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at his home following a brief illness. Mr. Gilreath was born on July 18, 1934 in Suches, GA, the son of the late Joseph Hershel Gilreath and the late Murphy Shope Gilreath and was the youngest of ten children. Eugene had worked several years for Republic Steel in Canton, OH. He then went to Lockheed Aircraft in Marietta where he worked for ten years. After moving back to Suches in the mid 60’s he worked for the State Highway Department for a short period of time. He then went to North GA College where he spent almost twenty years before retiring in 1995. “Gene” as he was called loved his family, his home, his church friends and he loved animals, and his 1960 John Deer Tractor, working in his beautiful yard, being at home and most of all spending time with his family. He was the last of the ten children and was preceded in death by seven brothers, Hershel, Russell, Ralph, Joe, Rufus, Hubert and Gus Gilreath, two sisters, Birtee Gilreath and Lois Grizzle. Eugene was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

           Surviving Mr. Gilreath are his loving wife of fifty-six years, Annie Faye Vandiver Gilreath of Suches, two daughters and sons-in-laws, Donna and Danny Jarrard of Dahlonega and Glenda and Larry Carlson of Dahlonega, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

           Funeral services were held on Monday Feb. 13, 2012 at 1 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Charles Abernathy and Rev. Ray Potts officiating. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Larry Carlson, Danny Jarrard, Robert Bridges, Jordan Pickelsimer, Terry Pickelsimer and Benny Brookshire. Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 4-7 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


Eugene Gilreath


EUGENE GILREATH
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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February 15, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

stephanie lorraine stephens

 

           Mrs. Clarice Lorraine Stephens, age 96, of Twiggs Rd., Blairsville, formerly of Oak Ridge, TN, passed away on Saturday February 11, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Stephens was born on June 12, 1915 in Atlanta, GA, the daughter of the late James W. Twiggs and the late Helen Collins Twiggs. Stephanie had lived in her beloved Choestoe Community for the past three years. She was an avid bridge player and longtime Life Master. She loved cooking, sewing and most of all she loved her family. Stephanie was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Stephens in 1994, son, Thomas J. Stephens Jr. in 1995 and a grandson, Mark Stephens. Mrs. Stephens was a member of Kerns Methodist Church in Oak Ridge.

Surviving Mrs. Stephens are one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Mary R. Stephens of Blairsville, five grandchildren, Stephanie Lorraine Stephens of NC, Stacie Stephens of SC, Daniel Walcott of TN, Cheryl Waddell and Eric Waddell of SC, numerous great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday Feb. 14, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. from the Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ken Zollinger officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. She is resting next to her husband, Thomas. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12-2:00 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


Stephanie Lorraine Stephens


STEPHANIE LORRAINE STEPHENS
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February 15, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

james h. varnell

 

           James H. Varnell, age 94, recently of Blairsville, GA, passed away February 9, 2012 following a short illness. Mr. Varnell was born in Cahoun, TN and was the son of the late Guy and Olive Eledge Varnell. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Iva Williamson Varnell, originally of Knoxville, TN: and a sister, Evelyn Rutledge of Cleveland, TN.

           A raconteur, he enjoyed golf, crossword puzzles and reading. He had a long career in business management, retiring from the State of Florida Department of Health. He was a veteran of the Navy and was a member of several Masonic orders.

           Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, James H. Varnell, M.D. (Linda Smartt) of Blairsville, and William G. Varnell (Mary Knasas) of Boston, MA. He had four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

           Memorial service and interment will be held at a later date at the Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, FL.

           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


James H. Varnell

JAMES H. VARNELL
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February 15, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

lucy annette ashworth

 

           Mrs. Lucy Annette Ashworth, age 95, of Blairsville, GA passed away, Wednesday, February 7, 2012 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee, GA. Annette was born in Gwinnette County March 22, 1916 to the late Elmon and Anna Bell Green. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Dewey, M.J. and Edwin Green and two sisters, Louise Moon and Lucile Green and her husband of 66 years, Lagrand Ashworth.

           She enjoyed life to the fullest and had many hobbies, including sewing, hat making, upholstery, ceramics and cake decorating. She painted two pictures at age 93 at the Senior Center in Blairsville, Her passion was bingo, flower gardening, shopping and traveling. She enjoyed many years of camping at Land Yacht Harbor in Melborne, FL and Venture Out in Panama City, FL.

           She worked in the accounting department of Cotton Producers in Atlanta, then followed in her father’s footsteps as a home builder.

           She attended Coosa United Methodist Church in Blairsville.

           Annette is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia and Charles Nash and Brenda and Mike Dailey, six grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, one brother, H.B. Green, two sisters-in-law, Runette and Larry Saltee and Clydene and Maynard Nalley.

           Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Snellville Historical Cemetery with Dr. Phillip Meeks officiating.

           In lieu of flowers make memorials to Coosa United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund in memory of Mrs. Ashworth.

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


Lucy Annette Ashworth


LUCY ANNETTE ASHWORTH
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February 15, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

marie golden thomas

 

           Marie Golden Thomas, age 83 of Blairsville, passed away February 11, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born May 3, 1928, in McMinn County, TN, to the late Gordon Richard and Laura Abernathy Golden. She loved to travel with her family, was active in the community, serving as a hospital volunteer for many years, and was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville and the Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Oliver Thomas, on June 14, 1982, and later by her eldest brother, Ralph Golden.

           Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Bruce Chapman of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Nelson and Shelley Thomas of Blairsville; daughter, Dianne Thomas of Gainesville; grandchildren, Jennifer Chapman, John Chapman, Patrick Thomas, Caroline Thomas, Vincent Thomas, and Matthew Thomas; sisters, Ann Brewer and Bertha Nari; brother and sister-in-law, J.M. and Elaine Golden; sister-in-law, Hazel Cole; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Ernie Yana; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ulas and Sheila Thomas; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Thomas and Wilma Thomas. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive, along with many dear friends and "adopted" grandchildren who Marie considered part of her family, particularly Melinda Pickelsimer, the long time girlfriend of her grandson, Matthew.

           Funeral services were held on Monday, February 13, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Rock Chapel of First Baptist Church of Blairsville with the Rev. B.A. Buchanan and Rev. Danny Parris officiating. Music was by Marilyn Burk and Wayde Powell. Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included John Chapman, Patrick Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Vincent Thomas, Wayde Powell, and David Buchanan.

           The family received friends at the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Sunday, February 12, 2012, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

           Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Marie Golden Thomas


MARIE GOLDEN THOMAS
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marjorie phyllis moon

 

           Mrs. Marjorie Phyllis Moon, age 73, of Warnock Mtn. Acres, Blairsville, GA, formerly of Plantation, FL, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Moon was born on March 17, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Harry Shoemaker and the late Phyllis Jennings Shoemaker. Mrs. Moon enjoyed beading, making necklaces and bracelets in her spare time. She had always loved animals and had volunteered at the Wildlife care Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl for over seventeen years. Marjorie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was a friend to many. Mrs. Moon was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union County.

           Surviving Mrs. Moon are her loving husband of twenty-seven years, John Moon of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Robert Cline of Pompano Beach, FL, one son, Ross Thompson of Pompano Beach, three grandchildren, Ashley Cline, Amy Cline and Ross Thompson Jr., 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 Regency Hospice of Hiawassee or to the Union County Humane Society in memory of Mrs. Moon.

           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


Marjorie Phyllis Moon


MARJORIE PHYLLIS MOON
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