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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 11, 2009              Page 16A

 

iven benjamin “benny” collins jr.

 

            Mr. Iven Benjamin (better known as Benny) Collins Jr., age 70 of Ledan Rd., Gainesville, GA, formerly of Blairsville passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2009 in the N. East GA Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illness.  Mr. Collins was born on Aug. 31, 1938 in Fulton County, GA, the son of the late Iven Benjamin Collins and the late Minnie Blaine Deaver Collins.  He was a veteran of the US Army of the Vietnam War.  He had retired from St. Stewart in Hinesville, GA as an auditor after over twenty years of service.  Benny enjoyed raising Daschunds.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Lester Collins.  Mr. Collins was a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Collins are his loving wife of forty-two years, Martha Adams Collins of Gainesville, one daughter and son-in-law, Tara and Randy Greenway of Savannah, GA, one son Bryan Collins of Gainesville, three grandchildren, Amber Lucas, Victoria Collins, and Caroline Greenway, two beloved Daschunds, Macy and Puppy, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 6, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Howard Collins officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Gary Hill, Robby Brown, Jess Deaver, Jessie Peyton, Randy Greenway and David Davis.  Interment followed in the Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery.   The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11-2 p.m.  Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County Humane Society in memory of Mr. Collins.

            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 11, 2009              Page 16A

 

ruth beaver

 

            Ms. Beaver attended Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA and did graduate work at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and at Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA.  She was a registered dietitian. 

            Ms. Beaver is survived by one sister, Barbara Beaver Kennedy of Clayton, GA and two brothers: Park O. Beaver, Jr. of Hilton Head Island, SC and Donald A. Beaver of Hagerstown, MD.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Beaver Grossnickle and her brother, James O. Beaver.  She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews including Kara Kennedy of Atlanta, GA, and Kirstin Funk of Thomson, GA.

A memorial service was held at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, Blairsville, GA on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 11Am with a reception following in the parish hall.  IN lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the American Cancer Society. 

            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 11, 2009              Page 16A

 

betty depew brantley

 

            Betty Depew Brantley, age 76, of Bedford, TX, formerly of Blairsville, GA, passed gently away Monday, March 2, 2009 in North Richland Hill, TX, after a prolonged illness. 

Mr. was born in Union County, GA, to the late and the late. 

            Betty was born Saturday, December 3, 1932 in Akin, South Carolina, the daughter of James Everett and Pearl Key DePew.  Always the scholar, she matriculated with honors in both her high school and college classes.  She alter received her Bachelor’s degree in religious Studies, from Columbia International University.  She met and married the love of her life, Charles Brantley in 1961.  They were the best of friends; they were absolutely inseparable and shared 42 years of a deep and enduring love until his passing in 2003.  Betty lived most of her life with a rare kidney disease – Bartter’s Syndrome.  She was one of the original patients of Dr. barter, and spent many tireless years at the National Institutes of Health Research in Bethesda, Maryland.  She was proud to have been able to contribute to the treatment of kidney disease.  So many advances were made through her contributions that her doctors deemed her a national treasure.  Betty was loved by any who ever met her.  She was the most devoted wife; the most loving mother; and the most loyal of friends.

Minutes before she passed away, she comforted the nurses caring for her because she wanted them to feel peaceful in the knowledge that they had provided her with beautiful care.  That was the kind of person Betty always was.  Her nursing care team openly wept at her passing.

She leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Melanie, beloved son-in-law, Charles; precious sisters: Louise Fenno and Katheryn Wilkes; special friends, Charlotte Holt; Roger and Wanda Rietz; and Tommie Wolfe, along with a host of many faithful and loving family members.

            Funeral services were held Saturday,  March 7, 2009 at 2 PM from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens. 

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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March 11, 2009              Page 16A

 

odith marie warren hampton ballew

 

            Mrs. Odith Marie Warren Hampton Ballew, age 93, a native of Union County, Georgia, and a lifelong resident of this area, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

            Mrs. Ballew was born Tuesday, February 29, 1916 in Union County, Georgia, to the late John Henry Warren and the late Kathrine Sparks Warren.  She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and had been the owner and operator of a general store for many years.  Mrs. Ballew was preceded in death by first husband, Kenneth Hampton and second husband, Leonard Ballew; son, Richard Hampton; step-sons, Walter Hampton and Carl J. Hampton.

            Surviving family members include: son and daughter-in-law, Cecil & Pearl Warren of Andrews, NC; step-daughter, Bobbie Kinney of Hoschton, GA; step-daughter and husband, Audrey & Charles Walker of Loganville, GA; step-daughter and husband, Adrianne & Eddie Truett of Blairsville; step-son, Odell Ballew of Blairsville; step-daughter and husband, Kathy & Stanley Odom; step-son and wife, Jerry & Chearl Ballew of Blairsville; step-daughter, Pauline Ernst of Fayetteville, GA; step-son, Kenneth Hampton of Covington, Louisiana; step-son and wife, Boyd & Becky Hampton of Conyers, GA; sister, Annie Lee Rogers of Blairsville; 3 grandchildren, 25 step-grandchildren, 33 step-great grandchildren, along with many friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, March 6, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Phillips officiating.  Mrs. Ballew lay instate at the church from 1:30 until 2 p.m.  Music was provided by Jeanette Garrett and Lita Gowder.  Interment followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were the following gentlemen:  Jerry Ballew, Jr., Crawford Odom, Chris Ballew, Kirk Odom, Charles Truett and Randy Hampton. 

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 until 8 p.m., Thursday, March 5.

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

           

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 11, 2009              Page 17A

 

annie lee rogers

 

            Mrs. Annie Lee Rogers, age 86of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, March 6, 209 at 419 Liberty Hill Rd.

            Mrs. Rogers was born Sunday, May 7, 1922 in Union Co., GA to the late John Henry Warren and the late Katherine Sparks.  A member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by husband of 43 years, Cletis Talmadge Rogers in 1986, children, Brenda Mae Garrett 1988, Frank Henry Rogers 1999, and Mary Elizabeth Seabolt 2008. 

            Survivors include: son, Joseph Gene Rogers of Blairsville, GA, daughter, Margarett Ruth Hedrick of Blairsville, GA, daughter, Sarah Lee Owenby of Blairsville, GA, son, Tommy Dale Rogers of Blairsville, GA, daughter, Martha Sue Plott of Blairsville, GA, son, Jimmy Lane Rogers of Blairsville, GA, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 5 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Black officiating.  Music was provided by Jeanette Garrett.   Interment followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Tim Bohannon, Anthony Bohannon, Steven Owenby, Jody Seabolt, Dylan Tanner, Bobby Rogers.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m., Saturday, March 7.

            The Cochran Funeral home of Blairsville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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March 11, 2009              Page 17A

 

sudie bell bingham

 

            Mrs. Sudie Bell Bingham, age 84, of Lula, GA, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009 at her home.  Mrs. Bingham was born Saturday, October 4, 1924 in Union County, GA, to the late John and Rurie Deaton.  Mrs. Bingham had lived in hall County for 50 years, and was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Carlton Bingham.

Survivors include nine children: Carlton Bingham, Monroe Bingham, Flowery Branch, GA; Pearl Thomas, Lula, GA; Jackie Maddox, Buford, GA; Sarah Tucker, Macon, GA; Judy Strickland, Braselton, GA; Edmond Bingham, Linda Millwood, Flowery branch, GA; and Harold Bingham, Lula, GA, three sisters: Mary Jane Weaver, and Cora Lee Carpenter both of Blairsville, GA; and Louise Everett, Buford, GA; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. 

            Funeral services were held Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 3 p.m. from Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel with rev. Joel Shadburn and Rev. Charles Shadburn  officiating.  Music was by Larry & Dennier Knight.  Interment was in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Brandon Millwood, Blake Millwood, Erik Bingham, Clayton Bingham, Josh Strickland, Jason Bingham, Charles Bingham, David Bowles, Michael Bingham, Joey Strickland, Brandon Millwood, and Shane Bowles.  Honorary were Jamie Maddox, Justin Croy, and Mitchael Burgin.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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March 11, 2009              Page 17A

 

harold monroe king

 

            Mr. Harold Monroe King, age 61 of Young Harris, GA, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home.  Mr. King was born Monday, January 19, 1948 in Union County, GA to the late Vaughn King and the late Margie Elliott King.  He was a member of Woods Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by brother, James King., age , of Blairsville, GA, passed away at Union General Hospital in Blairsville following an extended illness following a brief illness. 

Survivors include: wife, Gloria King of Young Harris, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Melissa and Kirt Kimsey of Hiawassee, GA, son, Jason King of Hiawassee, GA, granddaughters, Faith Kimsey and Hope Kimsey, brothers, Vaughn King of Blairsville, GA and Hoyle King of Blairsville, GA, sisters, Martha Moss of Blairsville, GA, Pauline Bridges of Blairsville, GA, Linda Beavers of Blue Ridge, GA, Carol McGaha of Blairsville, GA, Christine Broome of Gainesville, GA, and Minnie Garrett of Blairsville, GA, several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 2 PM from Woods Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Robertson and Rev. Darryl Dale officiating.  Music was provided by Rev. Ricky Rogers and Wilson Family.  Interment was in Woods Grove Baptist Cemetery.  Pallbearers were deacons of Woods Grove Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers were nephews.

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA, is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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March 11, 2009              Page 17A

 

james lamar wilson

 

            James Lamar (Luke) Wilson, age 66, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville, following an extended fight with cancer.

            Lamar was born Monday, February 15, 1943 in Hall County, GA, to the late Clyde Wilson and Hersie Shook Wilson.  Lamar was a member of Providence United Methodist Church.  He worked at Ford Motor Company in Hapeville, GA, from 1965 to 2001.  He started out on the assembly line, but quickly got involved in the Union as a Representative, and was elected President of U.A.W. Local 882, then worked as Quality control Representative.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to garden.  Lamar was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Wilson; and a brother, Clyde Wilson, Jr.

            Surviving family members include his wife of 36 years, Bobbie Keith Wilson of Blairsville; his mother, Hersie Shook Wilson of Blairsville; daughter, Angela Gail Wilson of Blairsville; and grandchildren, Kayla and Brandon Lloyd; several nieces and nephews also survive, along with a host of friends.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Providence United Methodist Church with Dr. Charles A. Gillespie officiating.  Special music was presented by Rev. Chris Rumfelt.  Interment followed in Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: John Hill, Michael Hill, Robert Jordan, Nathan Dixon, Danny Henson, and Steve Hill.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 3rd.

            If you wish, the family suggests that donations may be made to Providence United Methodist church Building Fund, c/o Bobbie Wilson, 2141 Bradley Road, Blairsville, GA 30512.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please view Mr. Wilson’s Life Tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


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March 11, 2009              Page 17A

 

janet “jan” Mary Neil

 

            Mrs. Janet (Jan) Mary Neil age 72 of Lakemont Drive, Blairsville passed away on Monday, March 2, 2009 in Tampa, FL in the University Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Neil was born on Dec. 27, 1935 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of the late Alfred Levesque and the late Lucia Clevers Levesque.  Jan was the matriarch and catalyst that held the family together.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. Neil was of the Catholic faith.

            Surviving Mrs. Neil are her loving husband and best friend of fifty-three years, Don Neil of Blairsville, one daughter Aprille Stocker of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Don A. and Sharon Neil of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Rose Levesque of MI, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lucille and Joseph Heller of Taylor, MI, Carol Nehez of MI, Mary Lynn and Eric Boddy of Grosse Isle, MI, one sister-in-law, Carol Neil of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Stephanie and Chris Peterson, Stephen Stocker, Lorna and Adam Rafferty, Nicole Neil, four great grandchildren, Bailey, Madison, Morgan and Andrew, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 4 p.m. form the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Father Richard Wise officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Regency Hospice in memory of Mrs. Neil.

            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