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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 4, 2009                Page 16A

 

wilda jane lunsford

 

            Mrs. Wilda Jane Lunsford, age 81, of Lunsford Drive, Blairsville passed away on Feb. 23, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Lunsford was born on Nov. 27, 1927 in Fannin County, the daughter of the late Dallas Monroe Woody and the late Mary Melinda Hood Woody.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was dedicated to caring for her family.  Her home was always filled with love that was extended to everyone who entered.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Lunsford, a daughter, Lillian Lunsford, two brothers, John and Earl Wood  (sic) and a sister, Geraldine Smith.  Mrs. Lunsford was a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church.   

            Surviving Mrs. Lunsford are two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Vester Dills, Judy and Greg Odom, three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Janet Lunsford, Larry and Dottie Lunsford, Junior and Gloria Lunsford all of Blairsville, three sisters, Ruth Champion of Canton, GA, Ruby Johnson of Lawrenceville, Louise Wilson of Morganton, one brother, Bobby Woody of Canton, seven grandchildren, Jonathon Dills, Jamie, Kevin and Jason Lunsford, Jennifer Murphy, Kaitlyn and Kameron Odom, step grandchildren, Chris Foster, Charles Weeks, Dwayne Farner and Army Guffey, one great-grandson, Russell Lunsford, step great-grandchildren, Taylor Murphy, Brandon and Sam Guffey and Wayne Jones, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 at 2 PM from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Chad Underwood officiating.  Special music was presented by Becky Rogers, Peggy Chambers and Dana Nelson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Jonathon Dills, Kevin, Jason, Jimmy, Jamie and Travis Lunsford.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were, Russell Lunsford, Thomas, Christopher and Jay Lee Champion, Charles Smith, Robby Woody and Steve Wilson.  Interment followed in  the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5-9 p.m.

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

           

 

           


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fanny sellers hall

 

            Mrs. Fanny Sellers Hall, age 83, of Owltown Rd, Blairsville passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Hall was born on Sept. 20, 1927 in New Smyrna Beach, FL, the daughter of the late Henry Cecil Sellers and the late Rosa Lee Shockley Sellers.  Mrs. Hall was a member of the Blairsville Chapter of the Eastern Star.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Thomas Sellers.  Mrs. Hall was of the Methodist faith.   

            Surviving Mrs. Hall are her loving husband of sixty-one years, William Frank Hall of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, William T. and Bernice Hall of Talking Rock, GA, one daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jean Hall-Stoudt and her husband Gene of Tallahassee, FL, four brothers and sisters-in-law, Evan and Mary Sellers of Blairsville, Gene and Tina Sellers, Cecil and Glenda Sellers, Randal and Betty Sellers all of Pelham, GA, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Elizabeth Ray of Cairo, GA, Gloria and Jody Evans of lake Park, GA, six grandchildren, Charlene Scott, Kim Grisham, Stephanie Meridith, Gene Stoudt Jr., Teri Bovell and Dena Corsentino, ten great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date in Tallahassee, FL.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to a  charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Hall. 

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

                       


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March 4, 2009                Page 17A

 

jessie l. erwin

 

            Mrs. Jessie L. Erwin, age 93, of Owltown Rd. passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Jessie was born December 1, 1915 in the Owltown District of Union County and lived in this area her entire life.  Jessie was a homemaker, who was known as an avid gardener, seamstress, and fantastic cook, baking as many as 100 cakes at Christmas.  She was buried in Shady Grove Cemetery on land donated by her father Frank Spivia.  As a young girl, Jessie helped her father clear and tend the cemetery area.  Jessie was loved by her family and numerous friends, who appreciated her friendship and hard work.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Davis and by her husband Paul Erwin, a son Charles Davis, four brothers, Vernon, Clyde, Cecil and Warren G. Spivia, three sisters, Callie Lou Corn, Cathaleen Davis and Clarice Wiggins.  Jessie  was a member of  Shady Grove Methodist Church.   

            Surviving Jessie are two sons and daughters-in-law, Benny and Janice Erwin of Blairsville, Lehman and Myrna Davis of Cumming, GA, one daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and Gary Hill of Griffin, GA, six grandchildren, Nicole Queen, Jessica Erwin, Travis Hill, Traci Rehm, Ira Davis and Heather McCoy, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating.  Special music was presented by Angie Kelley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Matt Queen, Ira Davis, Brandon McCoy, Wesley Holbrooks, Royce Futch and Travis Hill.  Interment followed in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery. 

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

                       


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March 4, 2009                Page 17A

 

ruth beaver

 

            Mrs. Ruth Beaver age 84 of Blairsville, formerly of Clayton, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Beaver was born on April 11,  1924 in Lewistown, PA, the daughter of the late Park Beaver and the late Thelma Long beaver.  Mrs. Beavers was of the Episcopal faith.

            Surviving Mrs. Beaver are  one sister, Bonnie Kennedy of Clayton, GA, two brothers and one sister-in-law, Donald A. Beaver of Hagerstown, MD, Park O. and Susan Beaver Jr. of Hiltonhead, SC, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 11 AM from St. Clares Church with Father Tom Martin officiating.  IN lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Beaver.

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

                       


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March 4, 2009                Page 17A

 

dora allison spiva

 

            Mrs. Dora Allison Spiva, age 104, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Spiva was born Friday, February 10, 1905 in Union County, GA, to the late Jim Hunter and the late Martha Souther Hunter.  She graduated from the Blairsville Academy, Young Harris College and The University of Georgia.  She was the oldest living member of Choestoe Baptist church and had been very active in the church all her life, and was a founding member of the WMU at Choestoe.  Mrs. Dora was retired from the Union County School System and was a member of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association, a charter member of The  Blairsville Garden Club, The American Legion Auxiliary, and Union County Historical Society.  The Dora Spiva Educational Program is a scholarship program at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, GA, named in honor of Mrs. Spiva.  She was preceded in death by first husband, Frank Allison and second husband, Dan Spiva.  She was an inspiration to many 

            Surviving family members include: special nephew, Charles “Buddy” and Bobbie Hunter of Blairsville; any other nieces and nephews, and a hot of friends.

            Funeral services were held Friday, February 27, 2009 at 11 a.m. from the Choestoe Baptist Church with Rev. Stacy Dyer and Rev. Ken Zollinger officiating.  Music was provided by Rev. Stacy Dyer and Bill Collins and Linda Thornton.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Daniel Hunter, Chris Souther, Josh Lewis, Eddy Alexander, Barry Collins, Phil Hunter, Ken Hunter, and Lesly Hunter.  Interment followed in Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery. 

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m., Thursday, February 26.

            If you wish, the family has suggested memorial contributions be made to Choestoe Baptist Church Building Fund, 4455 Choestoe Church Road, Blairsville, GA 30512.      

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You are invited to view Mrs. Dora’s Life Tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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March 4, 2009                Page 17A

 

wanda le clement

 

            Mrs. Wanda Lee Clement, age 76, of Jewell Mason Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Clement was born on April 18, 1932 in Union County, the daughter of the late Virgil McClure and the late Iowa Elliott McClure.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Wanda lived for her family and never met a stranger.  She had a great sense of humor.  She will be remembered as she lived, loved and her laughter.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Preston Patterson in 1968, a daughter, Marcia Patterson Duvall in 1985, a brother, Dale McClure and a sister, Rowena Brown.  Wanda was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.   

            Surviving Mrs. Clement are her loving husband of forty-one years, best friend and fishing buddy, Bill Clement of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Theda Patterson of Blairsville, Gary and Teresa Patterson of Blairsville, one daughter, Karen Patterson Collins of Blairsville, adopted daughter, Angie Collins of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Don and Shirley McClure of McDonough, GA, six grandchildren, April and Jon Krieger, Jeremy Duvall, Ami Byars, Travis Collins, grace and Rachel Patterson, one great-grandchild, Christian Byars, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 2 PM from the Mountain View Chapel with the rev. Steve Swisher and Wanda’s family officiating.  Special music was presented by Theda Patterson and Danita Kennedy.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Nick Hibberts, Tommy Abercrombie, Jack Byers, Michael Duvall, Dean Saxon and Richard Patterson.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were, Kim T. Hendricks, Terry and Travis Collins, Chris Bergen, John Byars, Jeremy Duvall and Clifford Owenby.  Interment followed in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday 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 online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.

           


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 4, 2009                Page 17A

 

frank bitler marsh

 

            Mr. Frank Bitler Marsh, age 92 of Cedar Creek Drive, Blairsville formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, FL., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Marsh was born on March 17, 1916 in Atlantic City, NJ., the son of the late Frank Marsh and the late Dorothy Bitler Marsh.  Frank loved the sea and was employed as a Captain for a cruise line for several years.  He enjoyed working on things and fixed everything that he touched.  He was a loving and caring person and had a nickname as the Gentle Giant which is friends knew him as.  He was preceded in death by his wife Golden Marsh, a brother, Joseph Marsh, sister, Lois Wiles, nephew, Jeffrey Frank Marsh and sister-in-law, Helen marsh.  Mr. Marsh was a member and Deacon of the Emanuel Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale. 

            Surviving Mr. Marsh are a nephew Lee and Sandy Marsh of Blairsville, niece, Lynne Marsh Graham of Blairsville, great nieces and nephews, Kevin Marsh, Robin Delacruz, Ryan Marsh and Lisa Matos, five great-great nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with interment following in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pompano beach, FL.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family request  that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Mr. marsh.         

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