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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 12, 2008              Page 16A

 

red c. tyre

 

Mr. Ted C. Tyre, age 73 of Blairsville, GA, went home to be with his Lord, Saturday, March 8, 2008.  Ted was born Friday, August 3, 1934 in Fulton County, GA to the late Tolley Tyre and the late Ruby Bradley Tyre.  He had lived most of his life in Atlanta before moving to Blairsville in 1997.  He had worked for Taber Pontiac in Atlanta for 16 years then retired after 22 years as a truck drive.  He was a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church and was preceded in death by brother, Carlton Tyre.

Survivors include: wife of 50 years, Sybil Harkins Tyre of Blairsville, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Michael Carlos Tyre Maddox and Teresa of Sherrills Ford, NC; daughter & son-in-law, Tammy Tyre Swanson and Jerry of Dacula, GA; son, Chuck Tyre of Blairsville, GA; sister, Betty Wright of IL; grandchildren, Travis, Jennifer, Cindy, Jennesa, Sylvia, Kennedy and Christopher; great-grandsons, Jaylen and Christian; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home with rev. Jerry Karnes and Rev. Tony Black officiating.  Music was provided by, Rev. Jerry Karnes and Melissa Mashburn, Rev. Matt Dibler.  Interment followed in Ivy Log Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Calvin Collins, Corey Collins, Yeona Chambers, Donald Elliott, James Harkins and Robert Harkins.  Honorary pallbearers included: Larry Connally and Rufus Everett.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to Alzheimers association, 100 West Walnut Ave., Suite 90, Dalton, GA 30720 or to The Gideons International Blairsville Camp, PO box 521, Blairsville, GA 30514. 

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

 


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carolyn kelly

 

Mrs. Carolyn Kelly, age 57, of Monroe, GA, lost her long and brave battle with cancer on Saturday, March 8, 2008 as she was surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Kelly is survived by her husband of 29 years; Robert H. Kelly of Monroe GA; daughter, Courtney O’Brien and husband Cory O’Brien of Monroe, GA; son, Robert Collin Kelly of Monroe, GA; grandchildren: Brody Patrick O’Brien and Ella Carolyn O’Brien of Monroe, GA; parents: Roma Sue and William Clyde Collins of Blairsville, GA; brothers and sisters: William Collins and wife Martha of Blairsville, GA, Deborah Gailey and husband Ronald of Cleveland, GA and Carlton Collins and wife Kellie of Blairsville, GA; father and mother in-law: Robert and Betty Kelly of Conyers, GA; sister-in-law, Ruthie McGaughey and husband David of Lawrenceville, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Kelly was born on June 21, 1950 in Blairsville, GA.  She worked as a teacher in Gwinnett County for 35 years.  Mrs. Kelly was a graduate of the University of Georgia, and a member of the Pointe at Providence Club in Monroe, GA.  She will be forever missed and loved by everyone who knew her.

The family received visitors at Tom Wages Funeral Home in Snellville from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, march 11, 2008.  A celebration of Mrs. Kelly’s life was held at the First United Methodist Church of Snellville, GA on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Dr. George Thomas officiating.  She was buried at 4 p.m. at Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery in Blairsville, GA.  In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society on Mrs. Kelly’s behalf.

Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel, 770/979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

 


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aloyd t. rice

 

Aloyd T. Rice, age 89, died in his sleep Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Union General Hospital while under Hospice care.  He was previously a native of Pensacola, FL and Lake Worth, FL and was a Blairsville resident for the past 32 years.  He was predeceased by his wife Esther of 20 years, and is survived by his 3 daughters Dora G. Meldrim [Irvin] of Palm Springs, FL and Marsha Price [Michael] of Milton, FL, along with 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

During his lifetime, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and always held a passion for gardening and pets.  A few years ago, Mr. Rice gained notoriety on national TV, after having been instrumental in a heart warming story of a tattooed dog being reunited to it’s owner, having been missing for 2 ½ years.

His employment throughout his life consisted of being a deputy sheriff with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Dept., the Escambia County School Board, Standard Oil Co., and Liberty Electric Co.  In his retirement years, he became the go-to guy on Lake Nottely Drive by many of his neighbors, always willing to help anyone with a task or offering a kind word.

A memorial service will be conducted by his grandson Rev. James I. Meldrim at Cochran Funeral Home, 21 Hospital St. Blairsville, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Marc 13th with interment following at Belleview United Methodist Church Cemetery, in Murphy, NC.


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charle mudge

 

Charlie Mudge, age 87, laid his head on his pillow to sleep for the last time on Thursday, February 7, 2008 and died peacefully at his Aiken, SC resident thirteen years to the day after his wife, Cathy’s death.  Born in Pieve (Pea-ov), MS, Charlie was the son of the late William Frank and Dixie Belle Lang Mudge.  He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He and wife Nona Catherine “Cathy” moved to White County from Jacksonville, FL after retiring from Souther Bell Te. & Te. at 55.  He began a new career there as an emergency medical technician.  They restored the historic Jim Berry log cabin, Hay 180, Blairsville, GA in the mid 1980’s and lived there until moving to Aiken, SC in 1999, four year’s after Cathy’s demise.

Charlie found his true calling when he became a professional model.  He was best known as “Santa Charlie” and worked at the Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville, GA for fifteen years and the Woodbridge Mall in Woodbridge, NJ for fifteen years.  He also had numerous regional print ads and television commercials to his credit.  For the last eight years he lived in Aiken, SC, where he worked locally with the Make a Wish Foundation and other local photographers.  In the last years of his life Charlie was well known for his wood working skills, hand carving over 50 crucifixes and many animal head walking sticks and canes.  He was a communicant of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3684.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Nona Catherine Burke Mudge, four brothers, and two sisters.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Stephen White Aiken, Frances and Skip Penney of Maitland, FL., Christine and Fred Taylor of Gilbert, SC, Barbara and Doug Aylor of Midland, TX; sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Mary Beth Mudge, Jr. of Cumming, GA, Billy and Tina MUDGE of St. Augustine, FL; fifteen grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

A reception will be held at the Old Union County Courthouse, on the town square, Saturday, March 22, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. by the family of Charlie Mudge to exhibit his artwork.  All are cordially invited to come and pay respect to a man dearly loved and admired by many as “Santa” Charlie Mudge.  Refreshments will be served.


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mary katherine ballard gardner

 

Mary Katherine Ballard Gardner, age 97, of Blairsville, GA, passed into glory February 27, 2008 in Union General Hospital.  Her husband, Oscar W. Gardner, Sr. preceded her in death.

She is survived by eight children, Mary Delores Kilpatrick of Florida, Carolyn Brand Jackson of Georgia and Florida, Oscar W. Gardner, Jr. of Hampton, GA, Flora Love Hernden of Blairsville, GA, Leroy W. Gardner of McDonough, GA, Charles C. Gardner of Newnan, GA, Rebecca G. Collins of Blairsville, GA, and Don L. Gardner of Tiger, GA; one brother a. Brooke Ballard of Fayetteville, GA.  Her oldest son, Edward, was killed in1952.  Mary Katherine is survived by over one hundred grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  The three grandchildren who live in Blairsville are David Love, Rachel Allison, and Reuel Collins.

Mary Katherine was born in Fulton County, GA on October 21, 1910.  She was the granddaughter of a Baptist minister, J.E. Daniel and daughter of W. Kimsey and Flora RDC Ballard.  Rev. Daniel was the founder of Orchard Knob Baptist Church in South Atlanta where Mary Katherine, Oscar, and their children worshipped.

Mary Katherine loved missions.  She taught Mission Studies al over Georgia and at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly near Asheville, NC.  She and Oscar traveled around the world and served tow years as lay missionaries in Japan where one of her daughter, Flo Love Herndon and her late husband Max Love, also were missionaries.

She worked many years doing seashell crafts and displayed her lovely crafts at Blairsville Sorghum Festival for eight years.  In 197, she wrote and published her autobiography, Love Always Finds A Way, which can be found in local churches and the Union County Library.  She was a Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville, GA.  She resided with her daughter, Carolyn Brand during her final two years in Fayetteville.  Her last six years of life were spent living with her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Douglas Collins.  She had many friends here in Blairsville.

She was a towering strength of Christian love, a devoted wife, and a cherished mother.  Her children arise up, and call her blessed (Proverbs 31:38 KJV).

Her funeral services were held Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at C.J. Mowell & Son Chapel, Fayetteville with Rev. Jimmy Patterson and Rev. J.W. Hutchins officiating.  Tom Gullatt, a missionary to Japan for forty years and a long time family friend, gave words of comfort and thanksgiving for her life.  A nephew, Mark Ballard of Fayetteville, played his violin.  Just A Closer Walk With Thee’” and sang, “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”.  Bob Kilpatrick of Fair Oaks, CA sang the song he had written years before in her honor, “Footprints To Follow On The Highway Of The King.”


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little elijah winston alexis

 

Little Elijah Winston Alexis, infant son of Tyheim Alexis and Christina Roth, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 from the Union General Hospital.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Garvin Alexis.

Surviving Elijah are his parents, Christina Roth and Tyheim Alexis of Murphy; two brothers, Jhalheim and Tylah Alexis; one sister, Imani Alexis; grandparents, Cheryl and Dennis Horton, Linda Lucas, Ron and Nancy Nehr; many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced.  Those desiring, may make contributions to make A Wish Foundation in memory of Elijah. 

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.


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evelyn n. hogsed

 

Mrs. Evelyn N. Hogsed, age 75, of Wind Chime Ln., Blairsville passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Hogsed was born on August 26, 1932 in Union County, the daughter of the late Luther Moody Smith and the late Arra Botts Smith.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County and graduated Union County High School in 1948.  She loved to travel and play bingo, but most of all she loved being with her family.  Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michelle Hogsed.  Mrs. Hogsed was a member of harmony Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Hogsed are loving husband of fifty-nine years, Ralph Hogsed of Blairsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and John Archambault, Lisa and Gary Butler all of Blairsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Ginny Hogsed of Blairsville, Ricky and Sandy Hogsed of Marietta; one sister, Maxine Jones of Blairsville; five grandchildren, James L. Ezell, Christopher Hogsed, Ricky, Jonathan and Skye Butler; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Allyssa Hogsed; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the rev. Stacy Dyer and Rev. Tony Roberson officiating.  Special music was presented by the Harmony Grove Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Ricky, Gary and Jonathan Butler, Christopher Hogsed, James Ezell, Allen Truett and Jeff Deavers.  Interment followed in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  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.


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james vaughan dyer

 

James Vaughan Dyer, age 91, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2008.  Mr. Dyer was a farmer and construction worker, living all his life in Blairsville.  He was an Army veteran serving during WWII with the Civil Conservation Corp.  He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Dyer.  Mr. Dyer was a member of pine Top Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ella L. Souther Dyer of Blairsville; children, Eyonne and Ron Dayhoff of Dawsonville, Carol and Tommy Bowers of Gainesville, Sheila Greene of Buford, Lynn and Tom Cook of Smyrna, Terry and Mae Dyer of Young Harris, Stanley and Lynette Dyer, Pam and Terry Simmons, Kent and Sandra Dyer, all of Blairsville; brother, Jim Collins of Blairsville; sisters, IRENE Robinson, Maver Swanson, both of Young Harris; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Choestoe Baptist Church with rev. Henry Loggins and Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville.

Tim Stewart Funeral Home of Lawrenceville GA in charge of arrangements.  Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewarfh.com.   


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marion d. todd

 

Mr. Marion D. Todd, age 77, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, February 29, 2008.  Mr. Todd was born Wednesday, December 24, 1930 in Clark County, GA to the late Alvin Todd and the late Zura Gooch Todd.  He was raised in Gaddistown, and had lived in Jackson, GA for 25 years before moving back to Blairsville in 1984.  He was a member of Track Rock Baptist Church and was preceded in death by sister, Eddie Mae Burke.

Mr. Todd graduated from Woody Gap School in 1947.  He was in the Air Force during the Korean War, and married Claudia Brown of Blairsville in 1953.  he graduated from the University of Georgia in 1957 with a degree in Agriculture, specializing in dairy production.  He moved to Jackson, GA in 1960 when he became the Executive Director of the ASCS office for Butts County, and remained there for l27 years.  He served as Chairman of the Water Authority in Butts County.  He served as President of the Exchange Club and the Sportman’s Club, which he organized.  Mr. Todd was a beekeeper for many years, and was a long-time member of the Mountain Beekeepers of North Georgia and western North Carolina.  After moving to Union County, he volunteered as a child advocate for the Dept. of Family and Children’s Services.  He served as a Board member for the Union County Farm Bureau for many years, and on the Track Rock Baptist Church Cemetery Committee.  Mr. Todd was an active member of the Union county FFA Alumni association and volunteered in many activities for the Union County High School FFA.

Survivors include his wife, Claudia Todd of Blairsville; daughter, Elaine Todd, also of Blairsville; daughter & son-in-law, Maria and Jesse Price of Woodstock, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Timothy and Sheila Todd of Dawsonville, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Phillip and Cynthia Todd of Blairsville; brother, George Todd of Madison, IN; sister, Nell Brown of Blairsville; sister, Elsie Daniels of Macon, GA; sister, Thelma Sudderth of Woodstock; grandchildren, Jessica Price, Megan Todd, Julie Todd, Rachel Todd, and Hannah Todd; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the Track Rock Baptist Church, with the rev. Denny Moss and the rev. Wade Plott officiating.  Music was provided by the Track Rock Church Choir, Rev. Denny Moss, and Calvin Collins.  Serving as pallbearers were nephews: Edward Gibson, David Brown, Hal Brown, Lark Bragg, Bruce Holliday, and Jeff Holliday.  Interment followed in track Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Track Rock Cemetery Fund.

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


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brian odell camp

 

Mr. Brian Odell Camp, age 35, of Dean Gap Acres, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2008 following a brief illness.  Mr. Camp was born on January 1, 1973 in Fulton County, GA, the son of Charles L. Vaughn and Cheryl Ann Sewell.  Brian enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking.  He cherished time with his family and friends.  He was a loving husband and father.  He took great pride in the quality and workmanship of his carpentry.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff Camp; a sister, Angela Dee Camp; grandmother, Elizabeth Vaughn; two grandfathers, Jack Camp and James Odell Sewell.  Mr. Camp was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mr. Camp are his loving wife, Michelle Russo Camp of Blairsville; six children, Jaime Myers of Blairsville, Jessica Myers of Cleveland, OH, Dominick Myers of Blairsville, Izabella, Gabriel and Jobe Camp, all of Blairsville; father, Charles Vaughn of Carrollton, GA; mother, Cheryl Camp of Tucker, GA; step-father, Bob Camp of Stone Mtn., GA; two grandmothers, Etatl Sewell of Tucker, Kathryn Camp of Simsonville, SC; five brothers and sisters, Jason Camp of Marietta, Cheryl Hargis of Douglasville, GA, Carol Camp of Stone Mtn., Erica Halle of Walhalla, SC and Lee Vaughn of Washington, DC.; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 7 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Abernathy officiating.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5-7 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to a fund for Brian’s children c/0 Roberta Ford, PO Box 1512, Blairsville, GA 30514 in Brian’s memory. 

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.


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leeanne hinnenkamp

 

Mrs. LeeAnne Hinnenkamp, age 64, of Byers Rd., Blairsville passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 following a brief illness.  Mrs. Hinnenkamp was born on September 16, 1943 in Queens, NY, the daughter of the late Alvis Mayo land the late Ellen Jensen mayo.  She and her husband Jerry owned and operated Helton Creek Cabins for several years.  She was on the Board of Directors of the Union County Chamber of Commerce for seven years and also had served as Vice President.  LeeAnne was a great mother who could always relate, no matter what the issue.  She was a great cook who always knew what to use and when and added love to every dish.  She was a wonderful Nanna who always knew what to say no matter what grandchild she was talking to.  LeeAnne was a loving wife and was her husband’s best friend.  She will be missed tremendously by those who were close to her, along with those who met her at the grocery store and spent ten minutes with her.  LeeAnne was a member of St. Frances of Assisi Catholic Church.

Surviving Mrs. Hinnenkamp are her loving husband of forty-three years, Jerry Hinnenkamp of Blairsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Derrick Whittle of Blairsville, Suellen and Steven Morlock of Blairsville; one son, David Hinnenkamp of Blairsville; one sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Jerry Gauthier of Nashville, TN; one brother, Glenn Mayo of Branson, MO; five grandchildren, Bryce Hinnenkamp, Madison and Kyle Morlock, Nicholas and Leigha Whittle; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 7, 2008 at 2p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Special music was presented by Tommy Greene.  Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 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.