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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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MARCH 10, 2010                                    Page 15a

 

GLORIA CRUMP SASSER

 

            Mrs. Gloria Crump Sasser, age 72, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 1010 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Sasser was born in Forrest, IL, on Wednesday, March 17, 1937, a daughter of the late Hersel Crump and the late Alethia Saxton Crump.  Mrs. Sasser moved to Blairsville from Sarasota, FL in 1986.  She attended New Union Baptist Church.  Gloria loved camping and fly fishing; and she enjoyed sewing and was very good at it.  Gloria was also an avid reader.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Patterson. 

Surviving family members include her husband, James “Jim” Sasser, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Darryl Watson of Port charlotte, FL; and daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Bob Palmer, of Orlando, FL; step-son, Dennis Sasser, and his wife, Beth, of Ft. Green, FL; step-son, Henry Sasser, of Bradenton, FL; sister, Lois Stewart, of San Diego, CA; and a brother, James Crump, of Le canto, FL; granddaughters: Tammy Whidden and Nikki Palmer; grandson, David Palmer; step-granddaughter, Randi Sasser; and step-grandsons, Anthony Sasser and Jimmy Sasser.

            Funeral services were held Friday, March 5, 2010, at 2 p.m., at New Union Baptist Church, with Rev. Harrison Bradley and Mrs. Sasser was eulogized by Dennis Sasser.  Mrs. Sasser was instate at the church starting at 1:30 on Friday, prior to the funeral service.  Special music was presented by New Union Baptist Church Choir, Dennis Abbott, Charles Abbott, and Lita Gowder.  Burial took place in the church cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Thursday evening, March 4, 2010, from 7 until 9 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please send condolences and sign the guest registry at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


 Gloria Crump Sasser

GLORIA CRUMP SASSER
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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MARCH 10, 2010                                    Page 15a

 

jack ray

 

            Mr. Jack Ray, age 90, of Mocking Bird Lane, Blairsville passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Ray was born on February 23, 1920 in Cordele, GA, the son of the late Richard Carsey Ray and the late Nannie McKinney Ray.  He was a veteran of the US Navy of WWII.   He was a longtime member of the VFW and also had served as Mayor of Jeffersonville, GA.  He was preceded in death by his parents and also by four brothers.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.  Mr. Ray was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving Mr. Ray are his loving wife of sixty-eight years, Betty York Ray of Blairsville, two daughters and one son-in-law, Jackie and George Law of Murfreesboro, TN, Betty Sue Loflin of Blairsville, one brother, Warren Harold Ray of Valdosta, GA, five grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, march 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View chapel with the Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1-2 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.


Jack Ray



JACK RAY

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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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MARCH 10, 2010                                    Page 15a

 

william ralph jones

 

            Mr. William Ralph Jones, age 93, of Ralph Jones Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mr. Jones was born on Dec. 24, 1916 in Union County, the son of the late John Martin Jones and the late Ader Cavender Jones.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He was a veteran of the US Army of WWII.  Ralph was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jim McCarter, two brothers, Dewy and Jewell Jones, four sisters, Cordie Bell Smith, Imogene Kile, Claudine Jones and Birdell Jones.  Mr. Jones was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving Mr. Jones are his loving wife, Agnus Irene Combs Jones of Blairsville, son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Jean Jones of Blairsville, daughters, Janice Erwin of Blairsville, Lillian McCarter of Blairsville, son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Bonnie Jones of Blairsville, Ronald and Sheila Jones of Blairsville, ten grandchildren, Nicole Queen, Jessica Erwin, Jonathan Jones, Tiffany Ringenberg, Sheena Jones, Shaun Jones, Kile Jones, Blake Cunningham, Isaac Jones and Emily Jones, five great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Helton and Rev. Tony Black officiating.  Special music was presented by the Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Jonathan Jones, Donald Jones, Leslie Groves, John Hill, Benny Erwin, Michael Ringenberg, matt Queen and James Jones.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Kile, Blake and Isaac.  Interment followed the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with the North GA Honor Guard conducting military honors.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday 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.


  William Ralph Jones

WILLIAM RALPH JONES

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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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MARCH 10, 2010                                    Page 15a

 

james howard lovell

 

            Mr. James Howard Lovell, age 43, of Blairsville, GA passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010 in Evergreen Hospital in Evergreen, AL.  he was born to the late Vaughn and Linda (Wright) Lovell on October 10, 1966 in Hiawassee, GA.

He is survived by sisters, Angela Brown, of Blairsville, GA; Cynthia West, of Crestview, FL; nieces, Jessica Lance, of Blairsville, GA; Courtney Wilson, of Hiawassee, GA; nephews, Curtis Brown, of Young Harris, GA; Bill Wilson, of Crestview, FL; many great nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 2 p.m. from Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Shook, Rev. Charlie Bowen and Rev. Dwayne Patterson officiating.  Music was provided by Spirit Bless, Denisa and William Lovell.  Pallbearers were: Darrell Shook, Jacob Shook, Chris Keys, Randall Mathis, Brandon Davis, Lecho Olvera, Stephen Crisp and Sam Guy.  Honorary pallbearers were: Cotton Penland, Dale Penland, Colten Shook, Cassen Shook, Isaiah Shook, William Wilson, Tyler Richards and the Deacons of Pine Grove Baptist Church.  Interment was in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, c/o Alisa Richards, P.O. Box 216, Hiawassee, GA 30546.

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.              

 

           



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MARCH 10, 2010                                    Page 15a

 

novalee potts nation

 

            Mrs. Novalee Potts Nation, age 93, of Branan Lodge, Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2010 in the Union county Nursing Home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Nation was born on Oct. 18, 1916 in Union County, the daughter of the late Henley Potts and the late Della Shope Potts.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Nation, son, James Junior Nation, a daughter, Della Mae Shelton and a brother, Rev. Horace Potts.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. Nation was a member of Fair View Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Nation are two daughters and one son-in-law, Willie K. Grindle of Lawrenceville, GA, Shelby and Bill Ledford of Blairsville, five sons and four daughters-in-law, Wayne and Hazel Nation of Blairsville, GA, Johnny and Lois Nation of Murphy, Herbert and Karen Nation of McDonough, GA, Gerald Nation of Blairsville, Benny and Jerri Nation of Dahlonega, sister-in-law, Iva Potts of Blairsville, eighteen grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, march 6, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Helton and Rev. Luck Durden officiating.  Special music was presented by Troy Dyer and Craig Stephens.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Herbert Nation Jr., Joseph and Alan Grindle, Charles Wright, Eddie Nation and Jeremy Durden.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were, Austin Nation, Doug Nation and David Harbin.  Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery where she will rest next to her husband, Henry.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday 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.   

Novalee Potts Nation


NOVALEE POTTS NATION

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North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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MARCH 10, 2010                                    Page 15a

 

james “mack guffey

 

            Mr. James “Mack” Guffey, age 72, of Young Harris St., Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, march 7, 2010 in the Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mr. Guffey was born on March 2, 1938 in Union County, the son of the late Lloyd Guffey and the late Minnie Jordon Guffey.  Mr. Guffey was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his best friend Blaze, his dog.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Hughes in 2008 and by his second wife, Evelyn Louise Thomas March 3, 2010.  Mr. Guffey was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Guffey are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary and Denise Guffey of Hiawassee, Greg Guffey of Young Harris, Chris and Shelly Guffey of Young Harris, step-daughter, Pam Young, two sisters, Sharon Poulos and Ellen Kirby both of Blairsville, one brother, Jack Guffey of Blairsville, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Gary Guffey and Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Brian, Hogan, Jordan, Daniel and Andrew Guffey and William Young,.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Watson and Stacy Stephens and Kevin Russell.  Interment followed the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening after 6 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.



           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

MARCH 10, 2010                                    Page 15a

 

harold john williams

 

            Mr. Harold John Williams, age 76, of Lake Vista Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2010 following an extended illness.  Mr. Williams was born on September 26, 1933 in Detroit, MI, the son of the late John Williams and the late Lenna Singer Williams.  Mr. Williams retired as captain from the West Palm Beach Fire Department after over twenty three years of service.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force.  He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Williams in 2005.  Mr. Williams was of the Methodist faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Williams are his loving wife of fifty-six years, Tawana Lemons Williams of Blairsville, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Laiying Williams of Sylvan Lake, MI, John Williams of St. Augustine, FL, one sister, Shirley Carroll of Rock Hill, SC, four grandchildren, Brittney, Amanda, Samantha and Bailey, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 5 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Savage officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Mr. Williams.

            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.