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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 3, 2010                            Page 4B

 

hester bingham evans

 

            Hester Bingham Evans, 84, entered into rest February 23, 2010 at Mission St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.  She had been a resident of Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home for the past 6 years.  She was the daughter of the late Lonnie C. Bingham and Grace Townsend Bingham Lackey.  Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by both her parents; her son, Lance Corporal Roger W. Overstreet; husband, Silas Overstreet, and her husband, Billy E. Evans; and a granddaughter, Dianne Yourkonis.  She is survived by her daughter, Frankie Jewell Overstreet, of Sylva, North Carolina; two brothers, Rev. Thomas A. Bingham and Elizabeth Moore Bingham of Forrest Home, Alabama; and Command Sergeant Major Ret. Wiley C. Bingham and Chong Bingham; one half-sister, Loreane Henson, of Blairsville, Georgia; three step-sons: Malcolm Evans of Griffin, Georgia; Walter Evans and Becky Evans; and Rodney Darnell Evans and Faye Evans, all of Jacksonville, Florida.  She also has many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, and one great grandchild, Raven Yourkonis, of Jacksonville, Florida. 

Mrs. Evans was a native of Blairsville where she returned to live after retiring from work in 1986.  She was a member of New Union Baptist Church in Blairsville.  

            The funeral was conducted by Rev. Thomas A. Bingham.  Pallbearers were the  following gentlemen: Dennis Bingham, Thomas A. Bingham, Jr., Darnell Evans, Walter Evans, Kenneth West, and Brady Lindsey.  Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.

            Visitation was held on Friday afternoon from 2 until 9 p.m., and Saturday morning before the funeral in Cochran Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on February 27, 2010.  Interment was in New Union Baptist church Cemetery on Jones Creek Road in Blairsville.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  You are invited to view Mrs. Evan’s Life tribute, and send condolences to the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com





The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 3, 2010                            Page 4B

 

melissa devereaux

 

            Mrs. Melissa Devereaux, age 89, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Devereaux was born on Monday, November 8, 1920 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to the late Jacob and Fern (Baker) Goehring.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County, and had been a member of Union General Hospital Auxiliary.  Mrs. Devereaux was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Ross Devereaux, and a son, Jacque Devereaux; and a sister, Fern Kratt. 

            Survivors include: son & daughter-in-law, Rev. Jan & Bonnie Devereaux of Clarkesville, Georgia; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Devereaux Hood of Blairsville.   Six grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive.

            Graveside services were held Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Alleghany Cemetery in Pittsburg.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville, Georgia.  Please visit  www.cochranfuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the family and sign the guest registry. 

 

Melissa Devereaux

MELISSA DEVEREAUX
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March 3, 2010                            Page 4B

 

linda gAil stephens

 

            Linda Gail Stephens, age 50, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 from injuries she sustained in an automobile accident.

            Linda was born on Tuesday, July 7, 1959 in Hiawassee, Georgia, to Willa Mae Floyd Stephens of Blairsville and the late Mitchell Clay Stephens.  She was a member of Fellowship of the Hills Church in Blairsville.   

            Surviving family members, in addition to her mother, are: sister and husband, Gizelle and Steve Thomas of Morganton, Georgia; sister and husband, Gwyneth and Joe Yaita of Murphy, NC; nephews: Brad Thomas, Justin Thomas and David Murphy; nieces: Brittany Thomas, Sleana Cook, Lisa Renbarger and Shirley Bryson; and special friend, Danny Murphy; twelve great nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 2 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marty Duncan and Rev. Kenny Beavers officiating.  Music was provided by Scott Lance.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Brad Thomas, Justin Thomas, Joey Colwell, Mike Patton, Junior Whitener and Jackie Cook.  Burial followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends at the Cochran Funeral Home on Saturday, February 27, 2010, from 5 until 9 PM. 

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville.  You may sign the guest register, view Linda’s Life Tribute, and send condolences to the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

 

NOTE:  North Georgia News; March 3, 2010 front page “Vehicular homicide 1st degree, other charges, for the driver in fatal crash…….See Crash, page 3A


Linda Gail Stephens


LINDA GAIL STEPHENS
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March 3, 2010                            Page 4B

 

bernard james dockery

 

            Mr. Bernard James Dockery, age 55, of Pinelog Church Rd., Brasstown, NC, passed away on Feb. 27,  2010 at his home following a brief illness.   Mr. Dockery was born on Dec. 7, 1954 in Union County, the son of Johnnie Long Dockery and the late Verlin Dockery.  Bernard enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, cooking, taking family photos and being outdoors.  He was a loving father, son, brother and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Maney.  Mr. Dockery was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Dockery are his partner, Lisa Hicks of Brasstown, mother, Johnnie Dockery of Young Harris, one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Edward Williams of Jefferson, one brother and sister-in-law, J.M. and Nicole Dockery of Brasstown, one sister, Lucy Leatherwood of Austell, GA, one grandson, Trey Williams, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A visitation for Mr. Dockery was held on Monday March 1, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mountain View Funeral Home.   A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Mr. Dockery. 

            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.


Bernard James Dockery


BERNARD JAMES DOCKERY
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March 3, 2010                            Page 4B

 

vada lee curtis

 

            Miss Vada Lee Curtis, age 77, of Faith Acres, Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.  Miss Curtis was born on Feb. 27, 1933 in Union County, the daughter of the late Howard Curtis and the late Ollie Hood Curtis.  Miss Curtis was a native and Union County. (sic)  She was a 1950 graduate of Union County High School.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a cousin, William Lee Holt.  Miss Curtis was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church. 

            Surviving Miss Curtis are William Lee and Tina Holt Jr. of Blairsville and Nan Holt of Blairsville,  many other friends also survive.

            A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ben Lewis officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Shady Grove Cemetery Fund in memory of miss Curtis.  The family met with friends following the services. 

            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.

           

Vada Lee Curtis


VADA LEE CURTIS
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Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 3, 2010                            Page 4B

 

c.d. griggs

 

            Mr. C.D. Griggs, age 85, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville after a brief illness.  He was born on Monday, October 20, 1924 in Blairsville, a son of the late Joseph and the late Madelene Elliott Griggs.  C.D. was a WWII U S Army Veteran and a member and Deacon of Ebenezer Baptist Church.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ella Griggs. 

            He is survived by his wife, Charlene Griggs of Blairsville; son & daughter-in-law, Mark & Cheryl Griggs of Blairsville; daughter & son-in-law, Patty & Wes Whitfield of Homer, Georgia; granddaughters and their husbands, Marquetta & Brent Thompson of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Marletta & Jordan Arnold of Dahlonega, Georgia; grandaugher (sic) Kaylee Whitfield of Homer, Georgia; grandson, Wyatt Whitfield of Homer; brothers, Roy Griggs of Bryson City, North Carolina, and Joseph Griggs, Jr. of Blairsville.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. R.L. Martin and Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Music was provided by the church choir and Rev. Tommy and Vicki Jenkins.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Junior Bridges, Ricky Griggs, Ronnie Griggs, Cecil Hughes, Terry Hughes and James Bridges.  The following gentlemen served as honorary pallbearers: Hubert Plott, Doyle Gunter, Arlin Worley, Lee Knight and Ronnie Coker. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

            The family received friends at Cochran Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. 

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville, Georgia.  Please send condolences to www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

           

           

 


 

           

           

 The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 3, 2010                            Page 4B

 

william rutherford schober

 

            Mr. William Rutherford Schober, age 76, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010.

Mr.  Schober was born on Wednesday, January 10, 1934 in Waretown, NJ, a son of the late William John Schober and the late Jane Elizabeth Gray Schober.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.  He was a member of The House of Prayer and was a deacon there.  Mr. Schober had served as treasurer of the local Gideons International for the past 6 years.  Besides his parents, Mr. Schober was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Ulrich. 

            Surviving family members include his loving wife of 51 years, Gail Post Schober, of Blairsville – they were married in England in 1958; children: William John Schober, of Marietta, GA; Suzanne Jane Schober Orfield, and her husband Mark, of Abingdon, VA; Bethanne Jean Schober Barstow and her husband Todd, of Chespeake, (sic) VA; and Janice Gail Schober Blanchett and her husband Mark, of Chapel Hill, TN; two sisters: Jane Mears, of West Creek, NJ; Bette Treloar, of Jamesville, VA; and brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Bert Schober, of Palm Bay, FL; grandchildren: James Blanchett, Tyler Barstow, Jennifer Whitesides, Jordan Whitesides, Jared Blanchett, Kyle Schober, Jillian Blanchett, Jonathan Whitesides, Taylor Blanchett, and John mark Blanchett.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at 3 p.m. at The House of Prayer Church, with Pastor Jerry Helton and Rev. Bill Honaker officiating.  Special music was presented by The House of Prayer Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tyler Barstow, Jonathan Whitesides, James Blanchett, Jared Blanchett, Todd Barstow, Mark Orfield, mark Blanchett, and Bill Schober.  Burial was in The House of Prayer Cemetery, with military honors conducted by North Georgia Honor Guard.

            Visitation was held on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at The House of Prayer, for one hour prior to the service.

            If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 521, Blairsville, Georgia 30514; or to The House of Prayer Building Fund, P.O. Box 1475, Blairsville, Georgia 30514. 

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please view Mr. Schober’s Life Tribute, and send condolences at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


William Rutherford Schober

 

           

 WILLIAM RUTHERFORD SCHOBER
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