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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 2, 2011                            Page 14A

 

christine sineath

 

Mrs. Christine Sineath, age 88, longtime resident of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

Mrs. Sineath was born in Eastman, Georgia, on Thursday, March 30, 1922, a daughter of the late Thomas Levin Cook and the late Lucy Mae Giddens Cook.  Christine lived in Florida for many years, where she had been an accountant for the Duval County School Board.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County, and had been active in Union General Hospital Auxiliary.  Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Holcombe "Si" Sineath, and a son, Jerry Sineath.

Mrs. Sineath is survived by and lovingly remembered by three sons: Timothy W. Sineath, of Lexington, Kentucky; Mark Sineath, of The Villages, Florida; and Keith Sineath, of Starke, Florida.  Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sineath were held on Monday, February 28, 2011, at 2 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Union County, with Rev. Ben Lewis officiating.  Special music was presented by First United Methodist Church Choir.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Timothy Sineath, Mark Sineath, Keith Sineath, David Sineath, Eric Sineath, and David Richards.  Visitation at the funeral home was held Sunday, February 27, between the hours of 4 until 6 p.m.

If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to Union General Hospital Auxiliary; c/o Union General Hospital, 35 Hospital Road, Blairsville, Georgia 30512.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please join us in remembering Christine by visiting our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, where you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest registry.          

Christine Sineath

   CHRISTINE SINEATH
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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leonard james twiggs

 

Mr. Leonard James Twiggs, age 101, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2010 (sic) at his home.

Mr. Twiggs was born in Union County, Georgia, on Saturday, May 1, 1909, a son of the late Ken Twiggs and the late Delia Cobb Twiggs.  He was a farmer, and a lifelong resident of Blairsville.  Other than his parents, Mr. Twiggs was preceded in death by three sisters: Lillian Twiggs, Madge Bittner, and Ardean Twiggs; and a brother, Jewell Twiggs.  

Mr. Twiggs will be lovingly remembered and is survived by a nephew, Randall Twiggs, of Blairsville; a niece, Thelma McConnel, of Woodstock, Georgia, and a niece, Bobbi Heiner, of Akron, Ohio.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Richard Mashburn officiating.  Special music was presented by Jim Buchanan, and the following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Joe Patterson, Jeff Locke, Gerald Nation, Mike Robinson, Brian Dillanger, and Dave Patterson.  Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Blairsville.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday evening, after 6 p.m.; with the family especially meeting with friends from 6 until 9 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please join us in remembering Mr. Twiggs by sending condolences to www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Leonard James Twiggs


   LEONARD JAMES TWIGGS
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March 2, 2011                            Page 15A

 

ruth ruby daniel

 

Mrs. Ruth Ruby Daniel age 68 of Henson Rd., Blairsville passed away on Feb. 23, 2011 at her home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Daniel was born on Aug. 22, 1942 in Union County the daughter of the late Carl Martin and the late Mae Mease Martin.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Ruth enjoyed cooking, baking and making sure that everyone had plenty to eat.  She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Zeb, Harold and Ray Martin and by two sisters, Faye Martin and Mary Bragg.  Mrs. Daniel was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Daniel are one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Billie Daniel of Blairsville, three sisters and one brother-in-law, Dorothy Lewis of Blairsville, Anna Mae Jones of Hayesville, Henrietta and Alan Ledford of Hayesville, two brothers and sisters-in- law, Stokley and Nola Martin of Blairsville, Rev. R. L. and Katherine Martin of Blairsville, five grandchildren, Dillon, Joshua, Bailey, Jonah and Kennedy, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday Feb. 25, 2011 at 11 AM from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Seay officiating.  Special music was presented by Jeremy (Mow) and Joy Buckner.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Alvin Ledford, Jerome Martin, Danny Jones, Kim Jones, Ron Martin and Kenneth Martin. Serving as honorary pallbearers were James and Dillon Shubert, Terry, Gary and Bobby Martin.  Interment followed in the Ebenezer 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 on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Ruth Ruby Daniel


RUTH RUBY DANIEL
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josephine marie dion

 

Mrs. Josephine Marie Dion, age 103 of Sharp Top Circle, Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Dion was born in Charlotte, VT the daughter of the late Louis Poulin and the late Gertrude Bisonette.  Josephine moved to the area five years ago from Burlington, VT.  She loved watching Gunsmoke and Bonanza.  Mrs. Dion is preceded in death by her husband, Alphonse Dion and by her first husband, Nelson Godbout, three sons Edward Dion, Oliver Dion and Robert Godbout, a daughter Barbara Remillard, and her eight siblings.  Mrs. Dion was a member of the St. Josephs Catholic Church.

Surviving Mrs. Dion are five daughters and four sons-in-law, Chris and Leonard Bufano of Blairsville, GA, Linda and David Miller of Burlington, VT, Jackie and Jack Beaudoin of Arcadia, FL, Lorraine Godbout of Contois, VA and Alma Bourgualt of MI, a son and daughter-in-law Tommy and Jean Godbout of Arcadia, FL, thirty-four grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Services will be held at a later date in Vermont.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family asks that memorials be made to Mission to Serve, c/o Linda Bufano, 384 Sharp Top Circle, Blairsville, GA 30512 in memory of Mrs. Dion.

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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March 2, 2011                            Page 15A

 

isaac romano

 

Mr. Isaac Romano age 84 of Beacon Hill, Blairsville passed away on Sunday Feb. 20, 2011 at his home following and extended illness.  Mr. Romano was born on June  1, 1926 in Havana Cuba, the son of the late Isidoro Romano and the late Bertha Sarfati Romano.  Isaac retired as a pilot with the Cuban Airlines after several years of service. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Salvavor Romano and by two sisters, Rebeca and Susana.  Mr. Romano was of the Jewish faith.

Surviving Mr. Romano are his loving wife of fifty-two years, Eleanor Prince Romano of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Kippie Romano of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, David and Judy Romano of Tampa, FL, one sister, Violata Roque of Cuba, two grandchildren, Nicholas and Sophia Romano, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Georgia Mountain Hospice of Jasper in memory of Mr. Romano.

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


Isaac Romano


ISAAC ROMANO
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hilda virginia mccaskill

 

Mrs. Hilda Virginia McCaskill, age 94, of Pine Ridge Acres, Blairsville, passed away on Sat. Feb. 5, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. McCaskill was born on Jan. 17, 1917 in Conley Springs, NC, the daughter of the late Gordon Berry and the late Bessie Griffin Berry.  She was a veteran of the US Army.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-and great-great grandmother.  Mrs. McCaskill was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Surviving Mrs. McCaskill are her loving husband of sixty-five years, Ed McCaskill of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Ron Schultz of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Ed "Buddy" and Barbara McCaskill of Weirsdale, FL, Daniel and Nancy McCaskill of Jacksonville, FL, one sister, Rachel Cutcliffe of Waycross, GA, nine grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at 10 a.m. from the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Richard Wise officiating.  Special music was presented by Ron Gaucher.  Interment followed in St. Clares Memory Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in memory of Mrs. McCaskill.

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.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Hilda Virginia McCaskill


HILDA VIRGINIA McCASKILL
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vincent james rizztello

 

Mr. Vincent James Rizzitello age 63 of Melon Rd., Blairsville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at his home following a long battle with Esophageal Cancer. Mr. Rizzitello was born on Aug. 10, 1947 in Newark, NJ, the son of Isabelle Watt Rizzitello and the late John Charles Rizzitello.  Vincent was a veteran of the US Army of the Vietnam War.  He retired as Detective from the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department after over twenty-seven years of service.  After moving to Blairsville he was employed with Union Realty for several years.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a member of the National Association of Realtors.  He was a loving and caring husband, father, brother, son, son-in-law and  grandfather and was a friend to many. Vincent was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Vincent are his loving wife of twenty-seven years, Barbara Ann Rizzitello of Blairsville, his mother Isabelle Rizzitello of Belmar, NJ, mother-in-law Dorothy Bellande of Blairsville, three sons and two  daughters-in-law, Kenneth Rizzitello, Darrin and Tina Rizzitello all of Greenville, SC, Jason and Tabitha Rizzitello of Colorado Springs, CO, one daughter and son-in-law, Tracey and Bill Cuevas of Scottsdale, AZ, eight siblings, Patricia Koempel, John, Joseph, Doreen, Steve and Michael Rizzitello, Susie McGowen and Carole Semanaro all of New Jersey, four grandchildren , Cayden, Emily, Sophia and Anthony Rizzitello, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Saturday Feb. 26, 2011 at 4  p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marty Duncan and Rev. Dave Wesche officiating.  Members of the Ft. Lauderdale Police Dept. served as Honor Guard.  Military Honors were conducted by the Georgia National Guard.  The family met with friends at the funeral home following the services.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Whiskers Project (to spay and neuter Feral Cats) PO Box 575 Blairsville, GA 30514 or to the Humane Society Mountain Shelter of Blairsville or United Hospice of Blue Ridge, GA, in Vincentís 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


Vincent James Rizzitello


VINCENT JAMES RIZZITELLO
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March 2, 2011                            Page 15A

 

william (bill ) geary

 

William (Bill) Geary, age 67, of Butternut Creek Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2011 at his home.  Bill was born in New York on April 11, 1943. Bill loved to spend time with his family and friends and had a passion for good food and his computer.  He was a kind and gentle man and was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend.

Bill is survived by Jo Ellen, his devoted wife of 32 years, son Bill and his wife Alison of Jacksonville, FL, son Christopher and his wife Christina of Long Island, New York, brother Bob and his partner David Bridgman of Los Angeles, CA, three grandchildren: Jessica Grassi, Connor and Rylee Geary.  Additionally, there were many special people in Billís life, including Patti Baranello, Robin Smith-Wright, Scott Ginsburg, Phyllis Martin and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Bill Geary.

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


William Geary


WILLIAM GEARY
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 2, 2011                            Page 15A

 

peggy lynn

 

Mrs. Peggy Lynn age 73 of Wesley Mountain Drive, Blairsville passed away on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 in the Heritage Health Care of Blue Ridge following an extended illness.  Mrs. Lynn was born on October 25, 1937 in Simpson, WV, the daughter of the late Harold Hayes and the late Aretha Wilmoth Hayes.  Peggy  was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.  Mrs. Lynn was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mrs. Lynn are one daughter, Aretta Lynn of Martinsburg, WV, three brothers and one sister-in- law, Carl Hayes, Charles Hayes, Gary and Sandy Hayes all of West Virginia, two grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in West Virginia.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to a favorite charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Lynn.

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