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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 25, 2009          Page 15A

 

eugene mcclure

 

            Mr. Eugene McClure, age 51, of Town Mtn. Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at his home following a long battle with cancer.   Mr. McClure was born on Aug. 6, 1957 in Copperhill, TN, the son of Geneva Hyde McClure and the late Hadley McClure.  Eugene was a lifelong resident of Union County.  He owned and operated McClure’s Trucking Company for the past several years.  Eugene was a very loving husband, father, son, brother and grandfather.  He loved his family dearly.  He was preceded in death by a son, Matthew McClure and by his father Hadley McClure.  Mr. McClure attended Cornerstone Baptist church.   

            Surviving Mr. McClure are his loving wife of twenty-seven years, Kellie Frasure McClure of Blairsville, two daughters and one son-in-law, Mandy and Steve Davenport of Blairsville, Ashley McClure of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Codie McClure of Blairsville, mother, Geneva McClure of Blairsville, one sister and brother-in-law, patsy and Charlie Padgett of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, jimmy and Vicki McClure of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Paedon Douglas Young, Kaenon Eugene Young, Jensen Reece Davenport and Matthew Thomas McClure, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Tully Griggs officiating.  Special music was presented by Chris Rumfelt, Melissa Collins, Leslie Hughes and Gloria Griggs.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Steve Byers, Brock Kelley, Keith Holcomb, Bob Head, Robin Seabolt and Harold Plott.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were McClure Trucking drivers.  Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening  after 6 p.m.

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

                       


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February 25, 2009          Page 15A

 

larry allen coker

 

            Mr. Larry Allen Coker, age 44, of Old Nichols Rd., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 following a brief illness.  Mr. Coker was born on June 16, 1964 in Union County, the son of Richard Coker and Barbara Butt Coker.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Allen loved wood working and could build just about anything.  He was a loving father, son, brother and was a friend to many.  Mr. Coker was of the Baptist faith.   

            Surviving Mr. Coker are his parents, Richard and Barbara Coker of Blairsville, one daughter, Leslie Paige Coker of Warner Robins, GA, one brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Retha Coke of Blairsville, one sister, Cathy Youngblood of Blairsville, two nieces and one nephew, Brittany, Cody and Emily, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at 1 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jonathan Hood and Rev. Mike Richardson officiating.  Special music was presented by Kelly Brewer, Rhonda Hood, Junior and Carolyn Bridges and Pat McCall.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Wayne and Ricky Hughes, mike Richardson, Joel Miller, T.C. Dearing and Danny Owenby.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Cody Youngblood, Jason Turner, Chris Owenby and Randy Ledford.  Interment followed in the Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday 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 online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.

           


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February 25, 2009          Page 15A

 

hermina sylvain

 

            Hermina Sylvain, 101, died Feb. 20, 2009 at Union County Nursing Home, Blairsville, GA, of natural causes.

            Born in Fitchburg, MA, to Joseph & Clarina Dauphinais, she attended St. Joseph Catholic School.  She married Joseph Sylvain in 1927 in Fitchburg, MA.  They moved to Winter Haven, FL, in 1968.  She later moved to Blairsville, GA, in 1997.  She was a recipient of “The Second Wind Dream Award” at age 98.  She celebrated her 100th birthday in February, 2008 with a large family gathering.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winter Haven, FL, and St. Francis of Assisi catholic Church in Blairsville, GA.

She is survived by her children, Jeannine Y.S. Theriault of Sautee Nacoochee, GA; and Mark J. Sylvain (wife, Janice) of Bartow, FL; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward Dauphinais of Sun Cit, AZ; and a sister, Lena Germain of Sun City, AZ. 

            She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Clarina Dauphinais; her husband, Joseph Sylvain; a son, Albert J. Sylvain; a daughter, Rita C. Hough; brothers, Reme Dauphinais, Leon Dauphinais, Victor Dauphinais, Adelard Dauphinais; sisters, Margurette Trainque, Cecile Dauphinais, Sister Florina Dauphinais, Ama Dauphinais, Louise Dion, Alice Dion, and Roseanne Stevenson.

            A memorial mass will be said in her honor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville, GA, Feb. 28, 2009.  Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville, GA.  A funeral mass will be said at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winter Haven, FL, at a later date.  Interment will follow at Lakeside Memorial Park Cemetery, Winter Haven, Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, winter Haven, FL.


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February 25, 2009          Page 15A

 

sandra kay copeland

 

            Mrs. Sandra Kay Copeland, age 63, of Jackson Heights, Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 in the Saint Joseph’s Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Copeland was born on May 9, 1945 in Jefferson, GA, the daughter of the late James T. Wood and the late Essie Samples Wood.  Kay was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-great grandmother.  She was a devoted Christian who loved her Lord.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of forty years, Wayne Copeland in 2002.  Mrs. Copeland attended Youngstown Baptist Church. 

Surviving Mrs. Copeland are one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Louie Blasingame of Alpharetta, GA, tow sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard Copeland of Blairsville, Adam and Sarah Copeland of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Joyce Wood of Clarksville, one sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Dr. James Dees of Dothan, AL, ten grandchildren, Chase, Jordan and Tyler Blasingame, Lacey Madrigal, Chelsea Kinnersley, LeAnne, Faith, Ty and Gracie Copeland and Ethan James, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 from the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Hood, Rev. Brent Chatham, Rev. George Cline and Dr. David Gowder officiating.  Special music was presented by Danita Kenned, Lita Gowder and Rick Davenport.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Chase, Tyler and Jordan Blasingame, Mike and Josh Copeland and Dusty Arnold.  Interment followed beside her loving husband in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:30-9 p.m.

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

           


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February 25, 2009          Page 15A

 

william “bill” smock, sr.

 

            Mr. William “Bill” Smock, Sr., age 70, of Tanyard St., Blairsville formerly of Bradenton, FL,  passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mr. Smock was born on Sept. 3, 1939 the son of Robert and alma Smock.  He retired from Wellcraft Marine Corp. of Sarasota.  He was devoted to youth activities and was very active in Mayso Soccer, coaching for fourteen years.  Bill also coached Little League for seven years.  He was a Civilian Advisor for the Manatee Sheriffs Cadets for four years.  He was a veteran of the US Navy.  Mr. Smock was of the Episcopal faith.

            Surviving Mr. Smock are his loving wife of thirty-nine years, Lynda Smock of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, William “B.J.” and Lisa Smock of Blairsville, three grandchildren, Rebeka, William and Christopher, all of Blairsville, three sisters, Mildred Kormansek of Bradenton, FL, Debra Rowe of Ocala, FL, Cynthia Gettle of Brunswick, OH, many beloved nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Martin and Curtis Smock officiating.   In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Regency Hospice of Hiawassee.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10-11 a.m.

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