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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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February 29, 2012                                 Page 14A

 

mary blaine

 

           Mary Blaine, age 78, of Suches, GA, passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Blaine was born Tuesday, August 7, 1933 in Saluda, SC, to the late Harry Stoudemire and the late Lila Belle Seay Stoudemire. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches. Mrs Blaine had been very active in her church and community. She volunteered for over 20 years with the Appalachian Crisis Pregnancy Center. She also was a patron of the Chestatee Animal Hospital in Dahlonega. Another of her joys was to fill boxes of Christmas gifts for children in the Georgia Baptist Children's Home. Each year, she would fill 100 or more boxes to donate. Mrs. Blaine was preceded in death by her husband, Turner Horsley Blaine in 1988.

           Mrs. Blaine was dearly loved, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her -especially her family: daughter, Linda Kay (Don) Roane of Cleveland, GA; son, Michael T. (Cynthia) Blaine of Buford, GA; daughter, Shelia Faye (Bobby) Page of Cleveland, GA; son, Clayton (Nancy) Blaine of Dahlonega; son, Jeffrey (Janet) Blaine of Washington, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Earl Gibson of Franklin, NC; brother, H. C. Stoudemire, Jr., also of Franklin; grandchildren, David Roane, Mark Roane, Michelle Mason, Melissa Lacquement, Todd Blaine, and Ashley Plillabaum, and great grandchildren, Kari Roane, Sara Roane, Jeremy G. Roane, Gabriel Mason, Samuel Mason, Blaine Lacquement, Belle Lacquement, Brylle Lacquement, Caden Blaine, and Kingstin Plillabaum, sister in Christ, Lula Mae Parker; Angel on Earth (caregiver), Gail Lee and Special Friend, Maria Bradshaw. Many other relatives and friends also survive.

           Memorial services for Mary were held on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches with the Rev. Clarence Drummond officiating.

           The family suggests that donations may be made in memory of Mary to the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 1096 Wolf Pen Gap Rd., Suches, GA 30572, or to the Mt. Pleasant #2 Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Peggy Tritt, P.O. Box 165, Suches, GA 30572

           Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville, Georgia. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Mary Blaine


MARY BLAINE
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February 29, 2012                                 Page 14A

 

lisa hassfurder skomp

 

           Mrs. Lisa Hassfurder Skomp, age 60, of State Hwy. 325, Blairsville, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Union General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born August 8, 1951 in New Castle, IN to the late Walter L. and Virginia Ellen Mott Hassfurder. Lisa was Owner/Broker with Cozy Cove Realty since 1998, and owned and operated Cozy Cove Marina and General Store and Butternut Creek Ice Cream and Putt Putt Golf. She was a retired school teacher from Murphy Elementary School System. Lisa was of the Presbyterian Faith.

           Survivors include her husband, Victor Howden of Murphy, children, Sarah Skomp and her fiancé, Scot Sisum of Blairsville, Matt Skomp and his fiancé, Shonda Jones of Murphy, sister, Linda and Merv Vater of Stockton, CA, her in-laws, Victor H. and Iva Howden of Murphy.

           Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Sisum officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, from 4 until 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers make memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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


Lisa Hassfurder Skomp


LISA HASSFURDER SKOMP
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February 29, 2012                                 Page 15A

 

gerard duffe

 

           Mr. Gerard Duffe, age 80, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at his home. Mr. Duffe was born in Hempstead, NY on Tuesday, September 1, 1931 to the late Christopher & Stella Wienkle Duffe. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, and served during the Korean War. Gerard moved to Blairsville in 1994 from Miami, FL. He served 25 years as a Police Officer for the City of Miami Police Department and 10 years as a Sergeant for the Broward County Sheriff's Office. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys "Babe" Duffe; his parents; brother, Kevin Duffe; sister, Delores Moses and a grandson, Andrew Howard.

           He will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him but especially missed by his family: daughter, Linda Kirby of Young Harris; daughter & son-in-law, Susan & Bob Howard of Milton FL; daughter & son-in-law, Annie & Jack Powell of Blairsville; grandchildren, Sue Ann Clayton, Jamie Blalock, Mary Plott, Elizabeth Guiterez, Melissa Perkins, Joseph Howard, Katie Williams, Ashley Powell, Abby Powell and Jack Connor Powell; and 9 great grandchildren.

           A private funeral service will be held at a later date.
           The family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001 or Save the Children, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880.

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


Gerhard Duffe

GERHARD DUFFE
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hilary dear

 

           Hilary Dear was born in Newark, NJ on January 25, 1948. She moved to Vero Beach, FL with her mother, Constance Moore, and her grandparents. She grew up in Vero Beach and graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1967. A little while later she got a job at Piper Aircraft. Following that she got a job at Aeran Jewelers. There she met the love of her life, Robert Dear. They got married on February 22, 1986. They opened their own business, Dear Manufacturing Jewelers. Hilary was the sales consultant and pearl specialist and Robert was the head jeweler. They built a vacation home in Blairsville, GA in 1987. In 1993, Hilary and Robert adopted their grandchild, Lisa Dear. They retired and moved to Blairsville in 1998.

           Hilary loved reading, the ocean, crafts, writing, and most of all her two dogs, Abby and Little Joe.

           Survivors are her daughter, Lisa, step sons, Wayne and Norman Dear, and step daughter, Nancy.

           She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dear on October 27, 2007.

           Hilary died peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

           There will be a Celebration of Live service held at Young Harris College Chapel on March 3rd at 10 a.m. with a reception afterwards in the Student Center. In lieu of flowers make donations to help defray funeral 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


Hilary Dear


HILARY DEAR
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henrietta “penny” padgett

 

           Mrs. Henrietta “Penny” Padgett, age 82, of Owltown RD, Blairsville, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. Penny was born on February 8, 1930 in Rochester, NY to the late Carl and Shirley Doherty Holt. She had lived here since 1993 moving here from Lakeworth, FL. Penny was a member of the National Mental Health Association, American Association for Counseling and Development, The American Registry, Association for Religious and Value Issues, North American Association of Christians in Social Work, The National Association for Female Executives, Advisor, United States Congressional Advisory Bord (sic), Florida Association of Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Counselors, National Association of Social Workers, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Honor Society: Phi Kappa Phi. Penny was preceded in death by her husband, George Padgett. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

           Surviving Penny are her caregiver and friend, Nancy Townsend of Blairsville, and a host of other friends also survive.

           Memorial services will be held at a later date. Interment will take place in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in West Palm Beach, FL.

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

Henrietta Padgett

HENRIETTA PADGETT
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william price logan

 

           Mr. William Price Logan, age 75, of Souther Forest Rd., Blairsville passed away, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, GA following an extended illness. He was born March 25, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Agnes Maude Logan. He was a professional engineer with Sandwell International. Mr. Logan had lived here for 17 years moving here from Marietta. He served on the board and was project manager for many years for Habitat for Humanity. He was an AARP Tax Aide Advisor. Mr. Logan was a scuba diver, square dancer and down hill skier. He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Weinhard and a brother, Jack Logan. Mr. Logan was of the Methodist Faith.

           Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sharon K. Logan of Blairsville, children, Laura Jeanne and her husband Jon Murray of Denver, CO and Douglas C. Logan of Boston, MA, twin brother, Wallace and Alice Logan of Orcas Island, WA, grandchildren Colleen and Timothy Murray, several nieces and nephews.

           A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers make memorials to Habitat for Humanity.

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


William Price Logan


WILLIAM PRICE LOGAN
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vincent michael karavitch

 

           Mr. Vincent Michael Karavitch, age 74, of Caldwell Rd., Blairsville passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012 in Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. He was born February 19, 1938 in Wilkes Berre, PA to the late William and Julia Yankowski Karavitch. He moved here 11 ˝ years ago from Marietta. He loved gardening, his animals and traveling. Mr. Karavitch was a loving husband and father. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and was of the Catholic Faith.

           Survivors include his wife Hendrikien Karavitch of Blairsville, sons, Case and Ellen Bergman of Marietta and Eeko and Carol Bergman of Sunny Vale, CA, sister, Anastia and Mickey Stucko of Long Island, NY, brother, Steven and Laverne Karavitch of Hilldale, PA, grandchildren, Taylor “T.J.” Bergman, Brianne “Brie” Bergman, Jesse Bergman and Hayley Bergman.

           Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers make memorials to the American Heart Association.

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

Vincent Michael Karavitch

VINCENT MICHAEL KARAVITCH
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eugene albert sanderlin

 

           Mr. Eugene Albert Sanderlin, age 86, of Low Creek Lane, Blairsville passed away, Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical in Gainesville following a brief illness. Mr. Sanderlin was born February 17, 1926 in San Pedro, CA to the late Paul Roy and Grace Williams Sanderlin. He had owned property here since 1986 and moved here in 2011. He was a WWII and Korean U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. Mr. Sanderlin was a member of the Canaveral Masonic Lodge #330 F&AM, Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was of the Methodist Faith. Mr. Sanderlin was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Sanderlin in 1997, a son, Jeffrey E. Sanderlin in 2001, and his wife, Zona Sanderlin in 1995.

           Survivors include a daughter, Christine Pollard of Blairsville, daughter-in-law, Angie Pollard of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Zona E. Sanderlin, Callis W. Pollard, Jeffrey C. Sanderlin and Christopher E. Sanderlin, six great grandchildren, Isabella Grace Pollard, Emma Pollard, Jeffrey Lance Sanderlin, Logan Christopher Sanderlin, Trebor Eugene Weller and Ellise Marie Weller.

           Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers make memorials to the Shriners Children’s Hospital or Lions Club for the blind.

           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


Eugene Albert Sanderlin


EUGENE ALBERT SANDERLIN
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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February 29, 2012                                 Page 15A

 

james “larry” spiva

 

           Mr. James “Larry” Spiva, age 64, of Hoot Owl Hill, Blairsville passed away, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. He was born October 24, 1947 in Blairsville to the late Guy Cook and Bessie Duckworth Spiva. He was a mason by trade, and enjoyed working, deer hunting and fishing. Larry was preceded in death by brothers, Ed, Walt, Leon, Ulric and Paul, sisters, Willa Mae, Dot and Shirley. He was of the Christian faith.

           Survivors include his wife, Elaine Spiva of Blairsville, children, Chris (Julie) Spiva of Lavonia, Keya (Brent West) Bradley of Blairsville, James Byron (Darlene) Spiva of Blairsville, Jon Spiva of Hiawassee, Michelle Lance Phillips of Greensboro, NC, brother, John Spiva of Canton, GA, fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

           Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Anderson and Rev. Gary Ashe officiating. Music was by Amos and Ruth Patterson and Peggy Patrick. Pallbearers were Eugene Ashe, Amos Patterson, Nathan Bradley, Ricky Spiva, Ronnie Maney, Tyler Staats, Daryl King and Rex Patterson. Interment was in Shady Grove Methodist Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday after 6 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