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The North Georgia News
Blairsville, GA  30512
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March 6, 2013            Page 11A

LINDA N. DAVENPORT

       Mrs. Linda N. Davenport, age 72, of Stockbridge, GA, formerly of Morganton, GA, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at her home, following an extended illness.
       Linda was born in Blairsville, GA, on August 9, 1940, a daughter of the late Ellard W. Nichols and the late Anna Lou Gray Nichols. She was a member of Rex Memorial Baptist Church in Rex, GA. She was an excellent pianist, and played for numerous churches over the years, and loved to read books. Before she moved from Morganton, Linda was on staff at Cochran Funeral Homes, and was a faithful and beloved employee.  She was on staff for family visitations and secretarial staff, and was known for her attention to detail. Her beloved husband of 40 years, Cline Davenport, preceded her in death; as well as her parents; and a brother, Edward Nichols.
       Linda was dearly loved and will be missed so much - especially by her family members: son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Patti Davenport, of Stockbridge, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Donna Davenport, of Morganton, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Phalla Davenport of Douglasville, GA; and daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Josh Coltrane, of Decatur, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Ervin Jones, of Blairsville; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and LeighAnn Nichols, of Statesville, NC; and brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Barbara Nichols, of Blairsville; and sister-in-law, Terry Nichols, of Morrow, GA; grandchildren: Gina Davenport, Gabriel Davenport, Brandon Davenport, Connor Coltrane, Evan Coltrane, Borin Kloth, Phalline Kloth, and Mallya Kloth; great grandchildren: Nathan Kloth, John Dial, and Austin Dial. Many other relatives and friends also survive.
       Funeral services for Linda were held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Ray Potts officiating. A few of Linda's favorite hymns were presented for the service by Ken and Betty Nichols, Gina Davenport, and Amanda McBride. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Gabriel Davenport, Brandon Davenport, Keith Jones, Jimmy Nichols, Josh Nichols, and Keith Davenport. Burial was in Maple Grove Baptist Church in Morganton, where Linda was laid to rest next to her husband, Cline. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m.
       Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. You may share your condolences, and view Linda's tribute video by visiting our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.  

Linda N. Davenport

LINDA N. DAVENPORT
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March 6, 2013            Page 11A

FRED GREENFIELD

            Mr. Fred Greenfield, age 77, of Daniels Way, Blairsville passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013 at North Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born October 26, 1935 in Scranton, PA to the late Fred and Dorothy Saar Greenfield. Mr. Greenfield was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and was a member of the American Legion. He moved here 3 years ago from Newnan, GA.
            Survivors include children, Douglas Greenfield of Blairsville, GA, Kim Ziegler of Charlotte, NC, Pam Greenfield of Binghamton, NY and Michelle Brady of Carrollton, GA, sister, Dorothy Biesecker of Orlando, FL, five grandchildren.
            No services are planned.
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


Fred Greenfield

FRED GREENFIELD

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March 6, 2013            Page 11A

MARY ELIZABETH MILLS

            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Mills, age 91, of Magnolia Lane, Blairsville passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Stonehenge Assisted Living following an extended illness. She was born April 7, 1921 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Anton I. and Agnes Mary (Bartley) Sherman. She moved to this area in 1999. Mrs. Mills was a very loving mother, and loved watching TV and reading. She was of the Catholic Faith.
            She was the last of 8 siblings and was survived by her son, Charles Mills of Blairsville, several nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.
            Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers make memorial donations to the Humane Society Mountain Shelter.
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


Mary Elizabeth Mills

MARY ELIZABETH MILLS
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March 6, 2013            Page 11A

ALBERT L. ASHER

        Mr. Albert L. Asher, 88, of Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville, GA, was finally released to his heavenly home in the early morning of Sunday, February 24, 2013, following an extended illness.
        He was a loving husband to Dorothy Wood Asher for 53 years; , brother to Mary Lou and Jim; brother-in-law to their spouses and brother-in-law to the Wood family: Leslie, Martha, Delmer, Roger, Mary Ellen and Jimmy and their spouses; Uncle Bert to all their children; father to Glenn and Sue; father-in-law to Cindy; grandfather to Doug, Jerrod, Aimee and husband Trace; Jenna and Adam and wife Erin. Great grandpapa to a dozen children, who will be his lasting memorial as they carry on his legacy of a hardworking, self-sacrificing Christian man. He left many friends who loved him well - in particular, Wanda Patterson of Blue Ridge, GA. Neighbors here in the hollow will think of him and remember a man who loved living here and drove his little Boston Terrier around in the golf cart, stopping to visit anyone who was out and about.
        He was born in the house William Albert Asher built for his bride Edna in Okmulgee, OK. After returning home to Oklahoma after World War II, where he was interred by the Germans as a POW at the Battle of the Bulge, he carried on his father's career in the oilfield. He worked for only one company that had many names from the time he began work in Tulsa, OK at the age of 17 until his retirement in 1985 in Crane, Texas: Tidal Pipeline, Tidewater Oil Company, Getty Oil, Texaco, and then Chevron.  Mr. Asher was active in the Crane, TX, Little League for many years, keeping the statistics for all the boys who played ball from the early '50s into the '60s.  One was the Crane, TX, school board in the '60s during the time the school board finally made the right decision to integrate all the schools in Crane, ending segregation.  Albert loved to play golf and recorded two (2) holes-in-ones, the first one on the day of J. Paul Getty's funeral - when every employee was given the day off - so he played golf that day to honor his boss.  After World War II, he took care of his widowed mother, Edna, supporting many of her needs as she raised his younger sister, Mary Lou, and little brother, Jim.  Following retirement, Albert spent many years with the "wander lust" of the travel trailer and RV community, criss-crossing the country, but would never travel to see the Rocky Mountains, which he yearned to visit, because of Dorothy's heart condition.  Many friendships developed all over the country and in the Texas R Grande Valley, in particular, as he and Dorothy would winter there for many years with the other so-called "snow birds".  
        His Christmas card list remains active with many of these oilfield friends who have graciously kept up with him in his many retirement meanderings.
        He was a quiet, private man who asked for little in life and in death asked only that "you do what you need to do" to remember him. Memorial plans are pending at this time.
        Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. Please share your condolences to the family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.  

Albert L. Asher

ALBERT L. ASHER
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March 6, 2013            Page 11A

FRANK PHILLIP PATTI

        Mr. Frank Phillip Patti, age 91, of Cavander Ridge Road, Suches passed away on Friday March 1, 2013 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Patti was born on July 9, 1921 in Passic, NJ, the son of the late Frank Patti Sr. and the late Julia Maggio Patti. Frank was a veteran of the US Army of WWII. Franks first love was golf. He also enjoyed swimming, shooting pool, exercising daily and riding his bike. He also loved Florida. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Weiler Patti in 1995, a daughter, Linda Griffths in 2006 and by two sisters, Deloris Lipay and Lena Patrick and one brother, Joseph Patti. Mr. Patti was of the Catholic faith.
        Surviving Mr. Patti are one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Bill Haggas of Suches, one sister, Ann Sarich of Toms River, NJ., four grandchildren, Shannon Tilton, Clint Tilton, David Griffiths and Kristie Kirstein, eight great grandchildren, Benny, Daniell, Erica, Camyrn, Kaly, Kevin, Alex and Kasey, many other relatives and friends also survive.
        A memorial service will be held at a later date in Florida and interment will follow in the Fern Hill Cemetery in Stuart, FL where Mr. Patti will rest next to his beloved wife Barbara. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Patti.
        Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Frank Phillip Patti

FRANK PHILLIP PATTI
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