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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 17, 2010                      Page 14A

 

ned woody white

 

            Mr. Ned Woody White, age 76, of Wolf Pen Gap Rd., Suches passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. White was born on Aug. 18, 1933 in Suches, the son of the late Lee White and the late Vella Mae Woody White.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Suches.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force of the Korean War.  Ned loved camping and his dogs.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather and friend to all.  Mr. White was a deacon and member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. White are his loving wife of forty-eight years, Linda Tritt White of Suches, one daughter, Mimi White of Suches, two sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Susan White of Suches, Patrick and Tiffany White of Suches, one sister, Jean McNey of Suches, three grandchildren, Hannah, Haley and Cameron, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Drummond, Rev. Jimmy Tanner and Rev. Gerald Edmondson officiating.  Dr. don Pruitt gave the eulogy.  Special music was presented by Brenda Brookshire and Diane Duffy.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Benny Brookshire, Bill Woody, Charlie Dobson, Cliff Morgan, George Burch, George Van Voorhis, Hobert Lunsford and Johnny Moss.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday 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.


Ned Woody White


NED WOODY WHITE
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February 17, 2010                      Page 14A

 

loretta elizabeth butts thomas

 

            Mrs. Loretta Elizabeth Butts Thomas, age 75, of Homerun Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Feb. 10, 2010 in the Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Thomas was born on May 16, 1934 in Union County, the daughter of the late Homer Butts and the late Minnie Ledford Butts.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Loretta was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Bridget Totherow.  Mrs. Thomas was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Thomas are one daughter and son-in-law, Raelene and David Geer of Tuscaloosa, AL, three sons and two daughters-in-law, Tony and Robbin Totherow of Gainesville, GA, Flint Totherow of Buford, GA, Nathan and Mary Totherow of NY, one sister, Lorene Grace Shepherd of Dalton, two brothers and one sister-in-law, Arnold and Louise Butts of Blairsville, Ivan Butts of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Franklin Geer, Mindy Totherow, Tyler Totherow and Mindy Mosser, three great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Jackson and Carter, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Jones  officiating.  Special music was presented by the Philadelphia Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Vernon Patterson, Vester, Jonathon, buck, Jacob and Joshua Dills.  Interment followed in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.  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.

           


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February 17, 2010                      Page 14A

 

rodman chamberlain

 

            Rodman Chamberlain, 86, of Suches, GA died February 10, following a brief illness.  He is survived by his loving wife, Betsy, three sons, Ty, Tim and David, his step-daughter Beth Holland, step-son Bernard Holland and six grandchildren.  A fourth son, Kimo, and a daughter, Ann, predeceased him.  His body was donated to Emory University Medical School.

Rod was born in Connecticut, with roots going back to colonial times.  He attended Williams College and graduated from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  During WWII he served as a Lieut. (jg) in the US Navy.  He was in sales management at The Stanley Works for twenty years.  He lived in Atlanta for the next forty years, working as a manufacturer’s representative.  In Suches, he was an active hiker, bicyclist and tennis player.  He also participated in courses at OASIS and ICL where he developed a love for poetry and participated in a poetry composing group.  He tutored at Colwell Detention Center and Lifelong Learning Center.  He volunteered at the Union County Chamber of Commerce and Regency Hospice.  He also performed several memorable roles in productions with the Blue Ridge Community Theater.

He had a gift for acquiring friends of all ages.  His family and friends appreciated his zest for life, boundless curiosity, and contagious enthusiasm for new adventures. 

            Memorial services will be private.


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February 17, 2010                      Page 14A

 

eileen theresa walsh

 

            Eileen Theresa Walsh, 60, a ten year resident of Blairsville, Georgia and previously of Vero Beach, Florida, died on February 9, 2010 at her home after a long battle with cancer and lupus.

            She was born on September 13, 1949 in Worcester, MA to the late Claire Lillian (Whelan) Walsh and Vincent Martin Walsh, Sr.  Survivors include her long-time friend, Sandra Campbell of Blairsville; her brother, Vincent M. Walsh, Jr. of Boylston, MA; two sisters, Joanne C. Carlson of Manchester, CT and Sheila M. Shrewsberry of Edgewater, MD, and nine nieces and nephews.  Eileen was predeceased by her brother, Martin J. Walsh of New York City, NY.   

After moving to Montvale, NJ during her senior year of high school, Eileen returned to Worcester, MA to graduate from Marian High School.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Joseph’s College in W. Hartford, CT, and then, following her dream, became a successful folk artist, jeweler and equine portrait painter.   

Services and interment are private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 3717 Highway 515, Blairsville, GA,  30512-3288.

            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.


Eileen Theresa Walsh

EILEEN THERESA WALSH
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robyn lynn giadrosich

 

            Robyn Lynn Giadrosich age 54, of Cleveland, formerly of Suches, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. 

Mrs. Giadrosich was born on March 8, 1955 to the late Robert Lee Pruitt & Pauline Lunsford Pruitt.  She was a homemaker and member of Acts Church of Henry County. 

Survivors include her husband, Richard Giadrosich, Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law, Jody & Bobbi Johnson, Molena; daughter, Melissa Munkus, Sandy Springs; daughters and sons-in-law, Samantha & Burt Fordham, Blairsville, Rachel & Shawn Rich, Sandy Springs; brother & sister-in-law, Dr. Don & Theresa Pruitt, Suches; sisters & brothers-in-law, Gayle & David Bass, Judy & Stan Stover, all of Cleveland, Joy & Larry Barker, Gainesville, Dale & John Waggoner, Ellenwood; sister, Susan King, Sherry Hudson, both of Stockbridge; 5 grandchildren, several nieces & nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home.  The Rev. Chris Anderson will officiate.  Burial will follow in Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery. 

            The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

            Online condolences may be made to the family at barrettfh.com.

            Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland in charge of arrangements.

           


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February 17, 2010                      Page 14A

 

angela (margie) darwin

 

            Mrs. Angela (Margie) Darwin, age 78, of Ivy Log Rd., Blairsville passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2010 in the Heritage Health Care of Blue Ridge following an extended illness following a brief illness.  Mrs. Darwin was born on July 10, 1931 in Carrollton, GA, the daughter of the late Elmer Rudy Maddox  and the late Emma Belle Word Maddox.  Mrs. Darwin enjoyed crocheting and making quilts.  She was a seamstress and clothes designer.  She also loved traveling with her husband.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Darwin, son, Rocky Brown Bilbo, sisters, Evelyn Gable, Lucile Scales and Martha (Monk) Bilbo, brothers, Norman, Kirby, Mayo and Shirley (Shane) Maddox.  Mrs. Darwin was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Darwin are seven children, Nell Buchanan of Carrollton, GA,. Ricky Brown of LA, Carol Ann Walker, of Fitzgerald, GA, Terry Robert of The Colony, TX, Angela Aguilar of Colony, TX, Anita Garcia of Ballwin, MO, John Darwin of Raeford, NC, one brother and sister-in-law, Elmer and Drussilla Maddox of Blairsville, one sister, Bettie Hughes of Carrollton, GA, several nieces, nephews, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Lovell officiating.  Special music was presented by Pastor Don and Sandra Parmely and Brenda Sue Green.  Interment was held in the Fort Bliss National Cemetery in Fort Bliss, TX where she was laid to rest with her husband.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorial may be made to the Gideons in memory of Mrs. Darwin.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday from -11 a.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.


Angela Ann Darwin

ANGELA ANN DARWIN
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