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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 27, 2013                                  Page 15A

 

velma maude lovell

 

            Mrs. Velma Maude Lovell, age 78, of Dogwood Dr., Blairsville passed away at her home on Monday, February 18, 2013 following and extended illness. She was born September 3, 1934 in Blairsville to the late Lester and Bertha Kendall Butt. She was preceded in death by, her husband, Henry Lovell in 1985, sons: Terry Brewer, Chipper Brewer and Michael Brewer, grandson, Travis Brewer, sisters, Estelle Butt and Geraldine Goolsby, brothers, Claude Butt, Sylvia Butt and Clinton Butt. Mrs. Lovell was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church.

            Survivors include sons: Danny and Rita Butt of Blairsville, GA, Ricky and Judy Brewer of Cumming, GA and Jeff and Wilcey Brewer of Gainesville, GA, sisters: Retha Dills and Gladys Higgins both of Blairsville, GA, grandchildren: Kevin Brewer, Jamie Montgomery, Greg Brewer, Amanda Brewer, Melissa Brewer, Matthew Brewer, Terry Brewer, Keith and Kelly Brewer and Tabitha Brewer, step-grandchildren: Stephanie Holmes, Jimmy Powell, Rachel and Junior Phillips and Michael Davis, great grandchildren: Dustin Montgomery,  Megan Montgomery, Chase Brewer, Lakelan Brewer, Peyton Brewer and Kaley Brewer, several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating. Pallbearers were Aaron Dills, Jimmy Powell, Jacob Dills, Josh Dills, Jonathan Dills and Terry Brewer. Interment followed in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

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


Velma Maude Lovell

VELMA MAUDE LOVELL
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February 27, 2013                                  Page 15A

 

carolyn elizabeth holland

 

            Carolyn Elizabeth Holland, age 71 of Murphy Hwy., Blairsville passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at her home. She was born June 24, 2013 (sic) in Atlanta, GA to the late Hoke S. and Ina Mae Rogers Akins, and had lived in this area for the past 30 years. She was a loving mother and friend, also loved flowers.

            Suvivors (sic) include her daughter, Angie Holland of Blairsville, aunt, Catherine Nicholson of Blairsville, cousins, Robert and Teresa Turner of Blairsville, Mike Akins of Blairsville, many other relatives and friends.

            There will be a gathering for family and friends at Mountain View Funeral Home on Monday evening from 6 until 7 p.m.

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

           

NOTE: actual birth date is June 24, 1941


Carolyn Elizabeth Holland

CAROLYN ELIZABETH HOLLAND
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February 27, 2013                                  Page 15A

 

sarina rose durbin

 

            Sabrina Rose Durbin, 6 months of age, child of Bryce Edward and Vivienne Durbin, of Rome, GA, formerly of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

            Sabrina was loved so much, especially by her family: parents, Bryce and Vivienne; big brother, Samuel Bryce Durbin; paternal grandparents, Ed and Doris Durbin, of Blairsville; maternal grandfather, Bob Edwards of Marietta, GA; and paternal great grandfather, Floid Schneider, of Blairsville; many other relatives and many friends also survive. Sabrina's maternal grandmother, Judy Edwards, and her paternal great grandmother, Wilmoth Schneider, preceded her in death.

            The family met with friends at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville on Thursday, February 21, 2013, between the hours of 11 a.m., until 1 p.m. Graveside services were held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 2 p.m., at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Bob Crowe officiating.

            Memorial contributions may be directed to either Glenda Gooch House: TGGH, United Community Bank, P.O. Box 398, Blairsville, GA 30514, Attention: Carolyn Jarrard - or Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc., 26345 Network Place, Chicago, Illinois 60673-1263.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please send condolences to the family and sign the guest registry on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

 

NOTE: actual date of birth August 4, 2012

Sabrina Rose Durbin

SABRINA ROSE DURBIN
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douglas wayne galloway

 

            Mr. Douglas Wayne Galloway, age 73, of Blairsville, GA and formerly of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013 following a brief illness. Mr. Galloway was born on September 3, 1939 in Cedartown, GA the son of the late Mr. Olin Jefferson Galloway and the late Mrs. Mary Williams Galloway. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law; Barbara Wheeler and Glenn Wheeler. He was retired from Delta Airlines where he worked for twenty-seven plus years as a mechanic. He was a United States Veteran, proudly serving with the U.S. Army for seven years. He was a member of the Lions Club of Towns County, a member of the American Legion and a member of the Retired Civil Air Patrol of Union County. Mr. Galloway was a member of the Community Chapel of Rome, GA and had been attending the House of Prayer in Blairsville, GA.

            Douglas Wayne Galloway is survived by his loving wife; Maria Creanga Galloway, a son; Robert Ellis Galloway of Macon, stepson; John Dawkins of North Carolina, his stepdaughters: Carmen and Traian Ghidu of Lawrenceville and Daniela and Marius Lupu of Germany, his sisters and brothers-in-law; Gwen and Jerry Camp of Cedartown, Brenda and Herman Watson of Cave Spring and Janie and Jim McConnell of Young Harris, GA, his grandchildren: Joshua and Nicholas Ghidu, Brittany, Meghan, Courtney and R.J. Galloway. A number of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

            Funeral services for Mr. Douglas Wayne Galloway were conducted on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens with full military honors being conducted by the Brewster - Cleveland Post 86 Honor Guard. The family received friends on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 12 noon until the funeral hour at the Litesey Funeral Home.

            Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to the Food Pantry of Towns County.

            The following Gentlemen served as pallbearers: Traian Ghidu, Chris Camp, Jeff Wheeler, Jerimiah Wheeler, Dakota Pruitt, Todd Watson, and Brad Wheeler.

            Please express your personal condolences to the family by visiting our web site at liteseyfh.com and to sign the on-line guest book. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Douglas Wayne Galloway.


Douglas Wayne Galloway

DOUGLAS WAYNE GALLOWAY
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genaro j. testa

 

            The Reverend Genaro J. Testa, 91, formerly of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA.  Born on March 28, 1921 in Hartford, to the late Joseph and Vita (Pezzullo) Testa he grew up in the Wilson section of Windsor and was the first parishioner of St. Gertrude Church to be ordained a priest.  He studied for the priesthood at both Saint Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield and Saint Mary's Seminary in Baltimore.  Father Testa was ordained on May 15, 1947, at Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford, by the Most Reverend Henry J. O'Brien.  He served as Assistant pastor at Sacred Heart in Stamford, St. Mary Church in Derby, St. Mary Church in Windsor Locks, St. Mary Church in East Hartford, St. Ann church in Hamden, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Waterbury, and Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia.  He was the administrator and Co-Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in East Haven.  Father Testa was appointed Parish Priest of St. Andrew's Church in Watertown in 1980 and retired from the Hartford Archdiocese in 1987, when he moved to Florida and served as the Priest of St. Andrews's Church in Cape Coral, FL.  Father Testa served as the Chaplain of the CT State Police, the Italian American Club in Cape Coral, FL, and the New Haven County Sheriff's Association  He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi, Blairsville.  He is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, and his longtime friend and caregiver, Diane Hopf and her husband Jeffrey of Young Harris, GA and Susan Colvard.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers: Pasquale, John, James, and Frank Testa, and his sisters: Vera Testa, Cecilia Parson, Mary Deronk, Ann MacNeil, and Margaret Russo.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, Archbishop of Hartford, at 11 AM Friday, March 1, at St. Gertrude Church, 550 Manianuck Ave, Windsor, followed by burial in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.  His body will lie in state prior to the Mass on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church.  Carmon Funeral Homes in Windsor has care of the arrangements.  For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.  

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


Genaro J. Testa

GENARO J. TESTA
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marion shane mcclure

 

            Mr. Marion Shane McClure, age 42, of Blue Ridge Hwy., Blairsville passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born April 17, 1970 in Lawrenceville, GA and was a lifelong resident of Union and Towns Counties. Shane loved to collect rocks. He attended Friendship Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his mother, Shirley Karlsson of Hiawassee, children, Austin McClure and Jocalyn McClure both of Lawrenceville, sister, Belinda Shook and her fiancÚ, Brian Childress of Young Harris, grandmother, Lois Moss of Hiawassee, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Abernathy and Rev. Tommy Thomas officiating. Music was by Benny Cross, Dale and Keith Culberson. Pallbearers were Eddie Carroll, Joe Youngblood, Danny Moss, Brian Childress, Roger Youngblood, Michael Ledford and Paul Moss. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers make memorial contributions to help defray expenses.

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


Marion Shane McClure

MARION SHANE McCLURE
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james vester dyer

 

            Mr. James Vester Dyer, age 82 of Newnan, dies at his residence on February 15, 2013.  He was born in Blairsville, Georgia on May 15, 1930 to the late Cart Dyer and Pearl Duckworth Dyer.  He served his country in the United States Army and retired from General Motors.  James was an avid bingo player.  He was preceded in death by father, Cart Dyer; Mother, Pearl Duckworth Dyer; sisters, Tannie Dyer Collins and Maudie Dyer Shuler; brothers, Elbert and Clyde Dyer.

            Surviving are his wife, Lillian Lowman Dyer; brother Herbert Dyer (Anita) and sister, Ruby Nell Cook (Eugene) all of Blairsville; Stepsons, Roy Lawrence of McDonough and Kenneth Lawrence of Franklin; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, 

            Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2013 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Timothy Hammett officiating.  Interment followed at Sherwood Memorial Park.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, February 17, 2013, 3-5 p.m.    

 

 


 

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max merton oswald

 

            Mr. Max Merton Oswald, age 87, of Loudermilk Rd., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  He was born March 21, 1925 in Baldwin, MI to the late Charles A. and Letha A. (Crandal) Oswald.  Mr. Oswald was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran and retired in 1974 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer with over 28 years of service.  He loved woodworking and making things with his hands and spent his last summer making and painting birdhouses.  he loved animals and was a wonderful father and grandfather.  Mr. Oswald was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Hall, and a baby brother.  he was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include his children, M. Perry and Sandy Oswald of Philadelphia, PA, Rosemarie and Peter Birdwell of Murphy, NC, Fredrick and Emma Oswald of Lakeland, FL and Lisa and Rick Oswald Davis of Blairsville.  He has eight grandchildren: Peter Oswald, Desiree Oswald, Gabe Davis, Robert Neblett, Richard Neblett, Ronald Neblett, Sherri Birdwell and Kristopher Oswald and ten great grandchildren.

            Graveside services were held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Meadow View Cemetery.  Family is asking that in lieu of flowers you would make memorial donations to the Humane Society Mountain Shelter, 129 Bowling Gap Circle, Blairsville, GA 305132 or to the Disabled American Veterans, Attention: GIFT PROCESSING, PO Box 14201, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. 

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.