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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 20, 2008          Page 17A

 

phillip “tommy” thomas abernathy

 

Mr. Phillip Thomas (better known as Tommy) Abernathy, age 22, of Carney lane, Blairsville passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2008 in Lumpkin County from injuries received from an automobile accident.  Tommy was born on July 29, 1985 in Fannin County, the son of Phillip Robert Abernathy and Kathy Denise Atkins Abernathy.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County and graduated Union County high School Class of 2004.  He was currently attending Gainesville State College.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Carolyn Atkins in 1993.  Tommy was a member of New Union Baptist Church and was attending Lebanon Baptist Church in Epworth, GA.

Surviving Tommy are his parents, Phillip and Kathy Abernathy of Blairsville, his fiancée, Miranda Rymer of Blue Ridge; two sisters and brothers-in-law, mar and Trenniss Elliott of Blairsville, Laura and David Pirkle of Blairsville; grandparents, Bill and Pat Abernathy and Ralph Atkins; nephews, Colby and Cameron Elliott, Aden Pirkle; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Harrison Bradley and Rev. David McLendon officiating.  Special music was presented by Jeanette Garrett and members from New Union Baptist Church and Lebanon Baptist Church Choirs.  Serving as pallbearers were Anthony Rymer, Caleb Marchent, Cody Carroll, Jeff Duke, Brent and Evan Abernathy, Brandon Brown and Tommy Shook.  Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to Building Christian Ministries in Brazil, P.O. Box 956 Blairsville, GA 30514 in Tommy’s memory.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening after 6 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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joann lewis

 

Mrs. JoAnn Lewis, age 70 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Union General Hospital.  JoAnn was born Thursday, February 3, 1938 in Towns County, GA to the late Harve Jennings Caldwell and the late Odena Lee Caldwell.  She was a member of Zion United Methodist church, the Eastern Star and had worked for Union County Library.  She was preceded in death by sister, Jean Farmer.

Survivors include: husband, Doug Lewis of Blairsville, GA; son & daughter-in-law, William and Sandra Watson of Hiawassee, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Lynette and David Roebuck of Columbia, MO; step-son Richard M. Lynch, Jr. of Macon, GA; sisters, Margaret Jones of Hayesville, NC and Marjorie Mullis of Jefferson, GA; grandchildren, Jessica, Dylan and Adam Roebuck, Andrew and Johnathan Watson; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Monday, February 18, 2008 at 7 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Music was provided by, Sam Ensley.  Graveside services were at 4:30 p.m. Monday, February 18, at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Vikki McVay officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to Zion United Methodist Church.

The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

 


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robbie lynne beavers

 

Miss Robbie Lynne Beavers, age 49, of Carson lane Murphy, NC passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2008 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Miss Beavers was born on June 7, 1958 in Murphy, NC, the daughter of the late Evelyn Tanner Beavers and Robert Beavers.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Beavers in 2003.  Miss Beavers was a member of Old Fashion Baptist church.

Surviving  Miss Beavers are her father, Robert Beavers of Murphy; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Alwayne Beavers of Blairsville, Keith and Janette Beavers of Culberson; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Audrey and Stanley Raxter of Murphy, Kim and Steve Wilson of Brasstown, Krystal and Eddie West of Murphy; many nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 18, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Chris Matheson and Rev. Paul Ray Morgan.  Special music was presented by Maria Dobbs.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Zack and Thomas Beavers, Ben and Mark Wilson, Jason Phillips and Johnny Beavers.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jaron Beavers, Eric West and Mark Lovingood.  Interment followed in the Bellview Community Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening after 6 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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henry deyton

 

Henry Deyton, age 72 of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008.  Henry was born Wednesday, February 5, 1936 in Union County, GA to the lat John W. Deyton and the late Maggie Rurie Self Deyton.  He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and was preceded in death by wife, Ellen Joyce Deyton, sons, Michael and Larry Deyton, sister, alma Panter and brother, David Deyton.

Survivors include: son & daughter-in-law, Danny Deyton and Patsy Chamberlain of Dahlonega, GA; daughter, Nancy Deyton of Dahlonega, GA; granddaughter and husband, Tina and William Frady; great-granddaughter, Jasmine Frady; great-grandson, Austin Frady all of Rockmart, GA; granddaughters, Kimberly Chamberlain and Julie Veal, grandson, Thomas Broome; sisters, Mary Jane Weaver of Blairsville, GA, Cora Lee Carpenter of Blairsville, GA, Elsie Payne of Flowery Branch, GA, Sudie Bell Bingham of Lula, GA and Louise Everett of Sugar Hill, GA, many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 18, 2008 at 3 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randolph Jones officiating.  Interment was in Liberty Baptist Church cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Don Carpenter, Bryan Watson, William Carpenter, Corey Carpenter, Keith Heat and Claude Everett. Honorary pallbearer was, Hugh Lee Mann 

The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

 


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stanley jack garland, sr.

 

Mr. Stanley Jack Garland, Sr., age 58, of Hoyle King Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday. February 11, 2008 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Garland was born on September 26, 1949 in Union County the son of Grace Bridges garland and the late Otis Garland.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He was a veteran of the U.s. Army of the Vietnam War.  Stanley was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Porter Garland.  Mr. Garland was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mr. Garland are his mother, Grace Elmore of Blairsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Jim Schwalm of Hayesville; one son, Stanley J. Garland Jr., of Blairsville; one sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and H.B. Smith of Oxford, GA; one aunt, Doris (Mickey) Garland of Cleveland, GA; two grandchildren, Riley and Tate Schwalm of Hayesville; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. from Shining Light Baptist Church with the Rev. John King officiating.  Special music was presented by H.B. Smith and Rev. John King.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Danny Garland, H.B. Smith, Chris Puckett and Jim Schwalm.  Interment followed in the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery with the North Georgia Honor Guard conducting Military Honors.

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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joyce m. whetsell

 

Joyce Mashburn Whetsell, age 89, of Goose Greek, SC, widow of David St. Clair Whetsell, died Monday, February 11, 2008 in a local hospital.  She was born October 3, 1927 in Blairsville, GA, the daughter of the late Gurley William and Eula Imogene Hood Mashburn.  She retired from Manhatten Shirt Factory and Levi Strauss, where she was employed as a Finishing Supervisor.  Mrs. Whetsell attended St. Johns Bethel Baptist church and was a member of South Carolina WCBA.

Survivors include 3 children, Larry J. Whetsell and his wife Tedi of Charleston, Garry D. Whetsell of N. Charleston and Tracey Whetsell Powers and her husband Bruce of Moncks Corner; 9 grandchildren: Alice “Laurie” Morris, James David Whetsell, Jonathan Russell Whetsell, Jeffery Allan Dickerson, Tiffany Ann Whetsell, Garry St. Clair Whetsell, Genevieve Doris Whetsell, Justin Todd Tumbleston and David Michael Powers; 7 great-grandchildren, Joshua Morris, Maryn Whetsell, molly Whetsell, Aubrey Whetsell, Sarah Whetsell, Nathan Kelly, Carolina Dickerson and numerous special friends and relatives.  Mrs. Whetsell was preceded in death by her siblings, Llowell Mashburn, Wendall Mashburn and Genevieve Mashburn Brewer.

The family received friends at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwood Chapel, Thursday, February 14, 2008 from 6 until 8 p.m.  Funeral services were held at Stuhr’s Northwoods Chapel, Friday, February 15, 2008 at 2 p.m.  Interment followed in Carolina Memorial park.  Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of SC, 409 King Street, Suite 200-A, Charleston, SC 29407.

A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.

 


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thelma lou morgan bryson

 

Mrs. Thelma Lou Morgan Bryson, age 89 of Blairsville, GA passed away on Monday, February 11, 2008 following a period of declining health.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Willis Roy Bryson and a son, Mr. Keith Bryson in 1992.  She was born to the late Edward and Laura Owensby Morgan on January 11, 1919 in Oglethorpe County, GA.

She is survived by a son, Mr. Kenneth Roy Bryson, of Cumming, GA; sisters, Hazel DeLong, of Gainesville, GA and Ruby Peach, of Baltimore, MD; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services were held on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Rita Hooper in charge of music.  Interment was in Old Brasstown Baptist Church cemetery. 

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.

 


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edna may cross

 

Mrs. Edna May Cross, age 89, of Wiley Rd., Blairsville, GA, formerly of Woodbourne, NY, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2008 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Cross was born on March 28, 1918 in S. Fallsburg, NY, the daughter of the late Andrew Gibson and the late Eva Monroe Gibson.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.  Mrs. Cross was a member of the First United Methodist church of Union County in Blairsville.

Surviving Mrs. Cross are her loving husband of sixty-eight years, Bill Cross of Blairsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Edward Wiley of Blairsville; one sister, Jennie Kracht of Middletown, NY; two grandchildren, John and Christopher Wiley; one great-grandchild, Olivia Wiley; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Blairsville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Lewis officiating.  Special music was presented by Dr. Keith DeFoor and Jeff Bauman.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Cross’s memory.  The family met with friends following the services at the Church.

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.