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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 14, 2012                                 Page 14A

 

ruth a. walker

 

           Mrs. Ruth A. Walker, of Blue Ridge, passed away February 25, 2012, at Fannin Regional Hospital. Mrs. Walker was born in Union County, GA to the late Herman and Laura Jones Addington. She was a member of First Baptist Church Blue Ridge where she was a church training leader and a choir member. She was also a member of the Fannin Regional Hospital Auxiliary, which she established in 1977 before the hospital was built. Ruth gave her life to the Lord at a young age. She was passionate about loving the Lord and witnessing so that others might have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by husband June Walker, sisters, Snow Kelly and Eula Mae Colwell, brothers, Clifford Addington, Ish Addington, J.E. Addington, and James Addington.
           She is lovingly survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Jennifer Walker, daughter and son-in-law, Joy Walker Bornheimer and David Bornheimer, sisters, Eloise Gray and Reginia Nichols, grandson, Paul Walker, granddaughter, Grace Walker.
           Funeral services were held on Monday, February 27, 2012 from the Blue Ridge First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Howell and Rev. David Whitener officiating. Music provided by: Ione O'Neal and PACE Violin Ensemble. Interment followed in Chastain Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Tony Hamby, Jim Williams, Ralph Walker, Rene Bidez, Jim Taylor, Anthony Holloway and Larry Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Thomas, Sr., Bobby Milam, Bill Dunn, Kenneth Wood, Don Hall, and members of Fannin Regional Hospital Auxiliary.

           In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to First United Methodist Church Community Meal Program at P.O. Box 538, Copperhill, TN 37317 or First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge Building Fund, 907 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, Ga. 30513.
           Arrangements were entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

Ruth A. Walker

RUTH A. WALKER
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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beverly j. sanchez

 

           Beverly J. Sanchez, age 74, of Blairsville, passed away, Monday, March 5, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Sanchez was born on October 6, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. She moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida at age 9 where she lived until she moved to Blairsville in 1982. Her church membership remained at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, but she attended First Baptist Church in Blairsville.

           She enjoyed time spent with her family and friends and will be remembered for being one of the first antique shop owners, along with her husband Bob Sanchez, in downtown Blue Ridge, GA. Blue Ridge Antiques is now owned and operated by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Liz Sanchez.

           Mrs. Sanchez will be fondly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her husband, Robert Sanchez of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Liz Sanchez of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Chris Sinclair of Duluth, GA; and four amazing granddaughters, Elizabeth Ashley Sinclair, Christine Elizabeth Sanchez, Sarah Katherine Sinclair, and Katherine Grace Sanchez.

           A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 18th at 2 p.m. in the Rock Chapel of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville. A reception will follow immediately after the service.

           In lieu of flowers you may make donations to Regency Hospice, P.O. Box 494, Hiawassee GA 30546, or to the Blairsville Food Bank, 165 Wellborn St, Box 8, Blairsville, GA 30512.

           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


Beverly J. Sanchez


BEVERLY J. SANCHEZ
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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March 14, 2012                                 Page 14A

 

betty jo meek

 

           Mrs. Betty Jo Meek, age 85, of Stable Gate Dr., Blairsville formerly of Summerville, GA, passed away, Friday, March 9, 2012 at her home following a brief illness. Mrs. Meek was born in Chattanooga, TN on June 29, 1926 to the late Walter Newton Farmer and the late Anna Orva Brown Farmer. She was a nurse for several years at Riegel Textile Mills and Chattooga County Hospital. Leaving Summerville in 2005 she lived with her son and daughter-in-law in Loudonville, OH and her daughter and son-in-law in Blairsville. Mrs. Meek was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Farmer, sisters, Vida Black and Barbara Sharp and her husband, James Edward Meek in 2001. She was a member of Pennville First Baptist Church in Summerville, GA.

           Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Carol Meek of Loudonville, OH, daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Rev. Jimmy Tanner of Blairsville, GA, brother and sister-in-law, John and Carolyn Farmer of Eustis, FL, grandchildren, Christy McDade, Casey Meek, Leslee Duncan and Micah Tanner, great grandchildren, Braden Tanner, Gracie McDade, Dally Meek and Laney Meek.

           Funeral services was (sic) held at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating. Music was by the Pine Top Quartet. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4 until 5 p.m. Another service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Pennville First Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating. Music was by Joy Greer, Brandon Gurley and Robert Williams. Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews. Interment was in Greenhill Memorial Gardens in Summerville. The family received friends in Summerville at Pennville First Baptist Church on Sunday from 2 until 3 p.m.

           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


Betty Jo Meek


BETTY JO MEEK
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The North Georgia News

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evelyln “ebbie” layne

 

           Mrs. Evelyn “Ebbie” Layne, age 89, of Deuces Wild Road, Blairsville, passed away at her daughter's home on Sunday, March 4, 2012 following an extended illness. Mrs. Layne moved here six months ago from Madison, AL. She was born February 25, 2012 in Bay City, TX to the late Earl and Johnnie Benge Johnston. Mrs. Layne loved gardening, sewing, cooking, Classical and Gospel music. She had a great sense of humor. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Johnson (sic), sisters, Kathryn Kayes and Mary Ann Melton, her first husband, Arthur Roy Cook in 1966 and her second husband, Landon D. Layne in 2001. Mrs. Layne was of the Methodist faith.

           Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kathy and Neil MacInnes of Blairsville, Sue and Sumner Daniel of Madison, Al and Laura Grantham of Estes Park, CO, sister, Frances Miller of Edna, TX, brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Sammie Johnston of Bowling, TX, grandchildren, Mark Daniel, Blake Daniel, Emily Jobson, Matt Grantham, Jeff Grantham and Ian MacInnes, ten great grandchildren.

           Graveside services were held Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park in VanVleck, TX with Matt Grantham officiating. The family received friends at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay city, TX from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers make memorials to Union County Humane Society Mountain Shelter, P.O. Box 1252, Blairsville, GA 30514.

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

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kathy diane cofer folds

 

           Mrs. Kathy Diane Cofer Folds of Blairsville, GA, who was "promoted" on Monday evening, March 5, 2012, after a valiant battle with breast cancer. Kathy was born February 19, 1961, on the U.S. military base in Nuremberg, Germany, to parents Leonard Cofer and Ruth Gamble Cofer. Two months later, Kathy accompanied her mother to Tennessee. Having lived in both Harriman and Rockwood, TN, until the age of 7, she eventually settled with her parents and younger sister Sandy, in Jasper, TN.

           Kathy was a 1979 graduate from Marion County High School and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1983, where she concentrated on photography. After working as a professional photographer for several years, Kathy went to work for Wolf Camera & Video, where she became a top salesperson.

           Kathy met husband David W. Folds in 1988, and after a 3 1/2 year courtship, married in 1991. They moved from Chattanooga to Tallahassee, FL, and then to Nashville, TN. In Nashville, Kathy continued her work with Wolf Camera, being promoted to the position of Manager. Kathy served as Manager of several Wolf Camera locations, being move to elevate sales in each store. While in Nashville, Kathy and David became the proud parents of their son, Nathanael, in 1998.

           In 1999, the Folds family moved to Dawsonville and eventually settled in Blairsville, where Kathy served as ACH Specialist for United Community Bank. David is also employed of United Community Bank, and Nathanael attends Union County Middle School.

           Surviving Kathy are her husband of 20 years, David W. Folds, and son, Nathanael Folds of Blairsville, GA. Also surviving are her parents, Leonard Cofer and Ruth Gamble Cofer of Jasper, TN; sister Sandy Ireland, brother-in-law, Tommy Ireland, niece Amelia Ireland and nephew Daniel Ireland of Jasper, TN.

           A Celebration of Kathy's life was held at First Baptist Church of Blairsville, GA, on Saturday, March 10, 2012, with pastor Dr. Fred Lodge, supervisor Jeanette Garrett, and brother-in-law Dr. Michael E. King officiating. Special music was presented by FBC Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper, The FBC Youth Choir, Kurtis Underwood, Michelle Rowe and Paula Jean Redditt.

           In lieu of flowers, a college fund for Nathanael has been set up with United Community Bank and donations may be made at any branch location.

           The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support during Kathy's battle.
           Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Homes of Blairsville. Please share your condolences and fond memories of Kathy with the family, on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Kathy Diane Cofer Folds


   KATHY DIANE COFER FOLDS
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The North Georgia News

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minnie lou schartz

 

           Mrs. Minnie Lou Schartz, age 90, of Robert Hull Lane, Blairsville, passed away, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Schartz was born November 10, 1921 in Henryville, TN to the late James B. and Florence L. Winters Craig. She moved here 10 years ago from Deland, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley R.J. Schartz in 2004. Mrs Schartz was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County.

           Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Hull of Blairsville, grandchildren, Patrick Hull of Blairsville, Susan Hull of Blairsville, great grandchildren, Andrew O’Brien of Blairsville and Dalton Patterson of Blairsville.

           Memorial services will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA. In lieu of flowers make memorials 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


Minnie Lou Schartz


MINNIE LOU SCHARTZ
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home