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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 27, 2008                      Page 15A

 

willard gudger stroud

 

Mr. Willard Gudger Stroud, age 91, of Stroud Gregory Drive, Blairsville passed away on Monday, February 18, 2008 in the Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness.   Mr. Stroud was born on May 13, 1916 in Union County, the son of the late Mart Stroud and the late Ollie Smith Stroud.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-nine years, Hazel Stroud; brothers, Wiley, Wade and James Worth Stroud; sister, Ada Sanders and a brother-in-law, Zeb Martin.  Mr. Stroud was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Stroud are two sisters and one brother-in-law, Louise Martin of Blairsville, Mabel and Sam Friedman of Irvine, CA; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Pattie Stroud of Loudon, TN; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Guy Wayne Shook officiating.  Special music was presented by the Renshaw Family.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Paul Stroud, Jeff Fortenberry, Perry Branyon, Edward Mashburn, Derek Richards and Dustin Lee.  Interment followed in the Ebenezer Baptist 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.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 27, 2008                      Page 15A

 

edward alfred white

 

Mr. Edward Alfred White, age 89, of Spiva Cove Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, February 18, 2008 at the home of his grandson following an extended illness.  Mr. White was born on February 26, 1918 in Cleveland, GA, the son of the late Jesse White and the late Bessie Rogers White.  Ed loved hunting, fishing and the great outdoors.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel White in 2002, and by three sons, Gary White in 1997, Bud White in 1984 and Darrell White in 1962.  Mr. White was a member of the Blairsville Church of Christ.

Surviving Mr. White are one brother, Frank White of Hawaii; four grandchildren, Trace and Cindy White of Blairsville, Tammy White of Ft. Collins, CO, Vance White of Lander, WY and Eric White of Ft. Collins, CO; nine great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Services for Mr. White were held on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 2 p.m., from the Blairsville Church of Christ with Minister Terry Stuart officiating.  Interment followed in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials be made to the Blairsville Church of Christ Youth Fund in Mr. White’s memory.  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 on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 27, 2008                      Page 15A

 

eunice ketchum shima

 

Mrs. Eunice Ketchum Shima, age 88, of Reece Creek Rd., Blairsville passed away on Friday, February 22, 2008 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Shima was born on march 10, 1919 in Hamilton, OH, the daughter of the late Benjamin Ketchum and the late Helena Yazell Kechum.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Shima in 1951 and also by a son, Joseph John Shima.  She had written poetry, symphonies and also had played in symphonies.  She was very active in her church.  Mrs. Shima was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Surviving Mrs. Shima are one daughter and son-in-law, Pauline (Polly) and Richard Sobzack of Blairsville; two brothers, Paul Ketchum of Hamilton, OH and Ben Ketchum of Cleveland, OH; many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 3 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Church with Wayne Visage officiating.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Church in Mrs. Shima’s memory. 

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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Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 27, 2008                      Page 15A

 

lula beck nichols

 

Mrs. Lula Beck Nichols, age 93, of Blairsville formerly of Atlanta, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2008 in Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Nichols was born on July 1, 1914 in Lindel, GA, the daughter of the late William Oscar Johnson and the late Ida Rose Johnson.  She retired from Fulton Cotton Mills in 1960 after twenty years of service.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Hamon Leander Beck in 1968.  Mrs. Beck was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mrs. Nichols are one daughter, Shirley Groover of Atlanta; two sons, William L. Beck of Atlanta and Willis Howard Beck of Warrenton, GA; two sisters, Ida Smith of Morrow, GA and Florence Wilkerson of Medesta, CA; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Holly Springs Baptist Church in Rockmart, GA with the Rev. Billy Hitchcock officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Van and Kyle Whitfield, Johnny Beck, mark and Bobby Groover and Dan Phillips.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were David Smith and Phillip Smith.  Interment followed in the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the church from 1-2 p.m. on Monday. 

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 27, 2008                      Page 15A

 

nell montgomery

 

Nell Montgomery passed away January 21, 2008 while a resident of Covenant Village in Plantation, FL.  Mrs. Montgomery, born August 29, 1922 in Anderson, SC had previously been a summer resident of Blairsville.  IN 1990 she was predeceased by her loving husband of 32 years, Ralph Montgomery.  Nell and Ralph first began spending their summers in Blairsville in 1982 and enjoyed many happy times together here.  After Ralph’s passing, Nell continued spending her summers here enjoying tending to her home, yard and flower garden.  In 2002 Nell was predeceased by her loving daughter, Pat Sanders.

She is survived by daughter, Ann Rhodes and husband, Robert; son-in-law Robert Sanders; stepson, Ralph Montgomery, Jr. and wife Eileen; nine loving grandchildren, Debbie Brandt, Patricia Lossow, Robyn Carroll, Kristin Rhodes, Melissa Griffin, Ralph Montgomery III, Tricia Montgomery, Angela Montgomery, Robert Montgomery Jr; fourteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; niece, Annette Tollison of Anderson, SC and nephew, Larry Simmons of Walterboro, SC.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Cochran Funeral Home, 177 Rice Street, Hiawassee, GA.


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 27, 2008                      Page 15A

 

timmothy ray derreberry

 

Mr. Timmothy Ray Derreberry age 24, of Andrews, NC, formerly of Blairsville passed away on Friday, February 15, 2008 at his home.  Timmy was born on September 25, 1983 in Andrews, NC, the son of Billy Derreberry and Carleen Falls Derreberry.  Timmy loved hunting, fishing, camping and being outdoors.  He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Surviving Timmy are his wife, Amanda Waters Derreberry of Murphy; one son, Noah Derreberry of Blue Ridge; mother and step-father, Carleen and J.C. Totherow of Blairsville; father and step-mother, Billy and Denise Derreberry of Andrews; one sister, Jennifer Derreberry of Blairsville; two brothers, Shane Derreberry of Blairsville, Kyle Derreberry of Andrews; grandmother, Clara DeFoor; grandfather, Dent DeFoor, both of Ellijay; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clara DeFoor and Rev. B.J. Adams officiating.  Special music was presented by B.J. Adams.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Shane, Robert and Dean Derreberry, Dent DeFoor, Larry and Matt Sowell.  Interment followed in the Henderson Family Cemetery.  The family meet with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday 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.