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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 22, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

william robert holland

 

           The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces services for Mr. William Robert Holland, age 84, of Blairsville, GA who passed away Friday evening, February 10, 2012 at his home.

           Mr. Holland was born in Joplin, MO on November 9, 1927 to the late William Benjamin Holland the late Irrah Elizabeth Stafford (sic). He received his BS Degree in Civil Engineering from Washington University in Missouri and went on to earn a Masters Degree in Business Management at University of Southern California. Mr. Holland served in the US Navy during WWII and was an observer of the nuclear warhead test off of Bikini Island in the South Pacific. After returning home he moved to Kansas City to pursue a career of Civil Engineering. In 1978 he married Kathleen Baylis in San Clemente, CA. While working with Bechtel Corp he was transferred to Saudi Arabia and South Africa He retired to St. Simons Island, GA where he developed a successful Real Estate/Appraisal company while serving on the County Planning Commission. In 1978 they decided to make their home in Blairsville and they became members of First Baptist Church. Bill was a member of Boaz-Jesse Sunday School class and Kitty was a member of Charity class.

           He will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him, but especially missed by his family: Loving wife of 34 years, Kathleen Holland of Blairsville; daughters, Jan Akeyson and Robin Slagle; daughter & son-in-law, Geri & Neil Brady; daughter & son-in-law, Kathy & James Bakken; s, Christopher Baylis; son & daughter-in-law, Geoffrey & Shelly Baylis; sister & brother-in-law, Mary & Glen Bell; grandsons: Cameron Slagle, Jason Baylis, Cody Baylis, Garrett Baylis, and Evan Baylis and granddaughters: Dagney Akeyson, Heather & Chris Hogrebe, Wendy & Bill Lussenheide.

           Memorial service were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from the Rock Chapel of First Baptist Church in Blairsville with Dr. Fred Lodge and Rev. Danny Parris officiating. Special music was provided by Rev. R. Terry Hooper. The Boaz - Jesse Sunday School served as Honorary Escort to the family.
           In lieu of flowers the family request that donations may be made to Blairsville First Baptist Church Music Ministry at P.O. Box 2058 Blairsville, GA 30514
           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.


 

            

            

 

 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 22, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

neal b. kelley

 

           Mr. Neal B. Kelley, age 88 of Blairsville, GA passed away Monday, February 13, 2012 at Union General Hospital. Mr. Kelley was born September 6, 1923 in Blairsville to the late John B. Kelley and the late Gertrude Weaver Kelley. He was a member of the Blairsville Church of Christ. Neal was a WW II Army Veteran, having served his country courageously in the European Theatre and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, among other battles. He worked for many years for the Federal Government as Security at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta.

           Neal will be missed by all who knew him, but especially his loving family; his wife, Louise Sullivan Kelley, daughter, Lisa Kelley and son, Brian Kelley, all of Blairsville.

           Memorial services for Neal are scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Minister Terry Stuart and Minister Aaron Stanley officiating. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Neal B. Kelley


NEAL B. KELLEY
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February 22, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

joanne virginia donohue watson

 

 

           Joanne Virginia Donohue Watson, age 85, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville, GA. Joanne resided in Blairsville, for the past five years. She was born in Petaluma, CA on November 26, 1926 the daughter of the late Emmett Ignatius Donohue and Doris Rockwell. She was proceed (sic) in death by her husband John Rollin Watson, Jr. (1995) and her son John Rollin Watson III (1999). She was a recent member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville. While there she was active in Faith Sunday School Class, and the Beacon Mission Team and she had a heart for missions.

           Before coming to Blairsville Joanne lived 47 years in Northern Virginia (Great Falls and Herndon) She was an active member of the Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in McLean, VA where she served as an elder; a deacon; and chair of the mission committee where she oversaw the relocation and settlement of a refugee family with five children from Laos, worked in the Clothing Closet, active in Christmas in April (was one of the best painters on the team), made communion bread, was a storyteller and acted in many of the church sponsored plays.

           Before coming to Northern Virginia Joanne traveled the four corners of the world with her husband. Living in Alaska (before it was a state), Cambodia (before the wars), and Costa Rica. She was raised in California living in many cities up and down the west coast, some including San Francisco, Carmel, San Diego, Montrey and Pasadena. Her love for the ocean and beach were known by all.

           Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law Janice and Charles Coon of Bluemont, VA; daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Mike Baldwin of Blairsville, and son and daughter-in-law William and Virginia Watson of Little Washington, VA; grandchildren Jason Watson (New York, NY); Captain Christopher Baldwin (US Army) and wife Erika; Sarah Steel (Herndon, VA); Timothy Baldwin (Palm Beach Gardens, FL); Kelly Steel (Sterling, VA); and two great grandsons Marcello and Javier Watson; brothers: Emmett Donohue (Dolores, CO) Fredrick Martin Donohue (Melbourne, FL) and numerous much-loved nieces and nephews around the world.

           Services will be held Thursday, February 23, at 2 p.m., with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating at The Rock Chapel of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, 290 Blue Ridge Street in Blairsville, GA.

           In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beacon Mission Team at the First Baptist Church of Blairsville, P.O. Box 2054, Blairsville, GA 30514.

           Arrangements are entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. Please share your condolences with this family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Joanne Virginia Donohue Watson


JOANNE VIRGINIA DONOHUE WATSON
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February 22, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

reva jean butts

 

Mrs. Reva Jean Butts, age 69, of Antioch Church Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Butts was born on June 11, 1942 in Andrews, NC, the daughter of the late Arthur Garrett and the late Illa Clark Garrett. She was a lifelong resident of Union County. Reva enjoyed fishing and hunting. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. Reva was preceded in death by her husband, William “Sylvan” Butts in 2003 and also by three brothers, Odean, Owen and Junior Garrett and a sister, Illa Pearl Garrett. Reva was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Butts are one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Gail Butts of Blairsville, two daughters and one son-in-law, Gale and Glenn Loyd of Blairsville, Jeannie Atkins of Blairsville, one brother, James “J.L” Garrett of Monroe, GA, one sister, Sue Mills of St. Simons Island, GA, six grandchildren, Doug and Andy Loyd, Colt Atkins, Rocky Holbrooks, Yolanda Strickland and Chenoa Abercrombie, thirteen great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. from the Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating. A eulogy will be given by her grandson, Doug Loyd. The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Doug Loyd, Andy Loyd, Colt Atkins, Rocky Holbrooks, Vester Dills and James Garrett. Interment will follow in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6-9 pm.

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


Reva Jean Butts

REVA JEAN BUTTS
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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February 22, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

clyde james boudreau

 

           Mr. Clyde James Boudreau, age 78, of Silver Maple Lane, Blairsville passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Mr. Boudreau was born July 6, 1933 in Monticello, FL to the late Cleophas and Doris Lacasse Boudreau. He moved here in 2004 from Kenneth City, FL. He was a loving husband, father and was a man who was always there for others, “a private person”. Mr. Boudreau loved fishing, boating and “His” computer and building things in his workshop. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was of the Christian faith.

           Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth C. Boudreau of Blairsville, daughter Cheryl Boudreau of Blairsville, sister, Betty Littlefield of Lowell MA, brothers, Cleo and Rosemary Boudreau of Vero Beach, FL and Raymond and Ruth Boudreau of Indiana, several nieces and nephews, his dog, Bear and his bird, Buffett.

           There will be a family gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers make memorials to your favorite Animal Shelter.

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


Clyde James Boudreau


CLYDE JAMES BOUDREAU
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home