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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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MARCH 17, 2010                                    Page 14A

 

vernon hancel barnes

 

            Mr. Vernon Hancel Barnes, age 67, of Mt. Pleasant Church Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Barnes was born on March 8, 1942 in Union County, the son of the late Loman Barnes and the late Beulah Blue Barnes.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Jean Barnes and son, Ronnie Barnes.  Mr. Barnes was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Barnes are his loving wife of fifty years, Belva Jean Brown Barnes of Blairsville, son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Debbie Barnes of Blairsville, daughter, Diane Green of Blairsville, daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Nelson Patterson of Blairsville, son, Keith Barnes of Blairsville, one brother, Claude Barnes, four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Maude and Gene Henson, Sue and Ronnie Ware, Josephine Phillips, Kay and Harold Cook, eight grandchildren, Greg and Andy Barnes, Avery, Shane and Cody Patterson, Cory and Amy Green and Ashley West, ten great-grandchildren, Gage and Kane Barnes, Faith, Mason and Bradley West, Alyssa and Keirra Barnes, Chase Payne, Trenton and Russell Barnes, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by the Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Dan Payne, Richard West, Cory Green, Shane Patterson, Greg Barnes and Adam Payne.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were, Ronnie Ware, Gene Henson and Leonard Sosebee.  Interment followed in the Birch Cemetery.**  The family met with friends at the funeral home. 

            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 newspaper is in error. Mountain View had both of the services. He is buried beside his wife in Meadow View Cemetery in Union County.
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Vernon Hancel Barnes

           

  VERNON HANCEL BARNES
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MARCH 17, 2010                                    Page 14A

 

major payne

 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces the death of Mr. Major Payne, of Blairsville, who passed away Tuesday, march 9, 2010, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.  Mr. Payne was born Wednesday, August 30, 1916, a son of the late Charles Monroe and the late Virginia Ross Payne.  He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist church and was a 50+ year member of Young Cane Masonic Lodge.  Mr. Payne was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Grace, in 2009, and an infant daughter, Nettie Virginia Payne. 

            Surviving family members include: daughter and son-in-law, Blanche and Jimmy Huddleston of Blairsville; grandsons, Daryl Norwood and Curt Norwood, both of Kentucky; step granddaughter, Rhonda Campbell of Virginia and step-grandson, Jim Huddleston III of Kentucky, 6 great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were Friday, March 12, 2010 at 11 AM from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Steve Youngblood officiating.  Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends on Thursday, March 11, 2010, from 5 until 8 PM.  Serving as pallbearers were: David Abercrombie, Michael Abercrombie, Kenny Blevins, Carlton Chambers, John Foster, and Richard Wheeler.

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


Major Payne

MAJOR PAYNE
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MARCH 17, 2010                                    Page 14A

 

frances burns davenport

 

            Frances Burns Davenport, 70, of Marietta, died Monday, March 8, 2010.  Funeral services were held at 2 PM Thursday afternoon in the Mt. Arbor Baptist Church with remains placed in state in the church at 1.  The Rev. Richard Duncan, the Rev. Jimmy Day, and the Rev. Thomas Hawkins officiated with burial following in the church cemetery.  A native of Union County, Mrs. Davenport had lied in Marietta since the early 1960s.  She was a member of the Mt. Arbor Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, James Davenport of Marietta; daughter, Amy (Marcus) Turner of Canton; step daughter, Wilma (Dewayne) Housley of Copperhill, TN; brother, Coy Burns of Plainville, GA; granddaughter, Tracey Housley (David Duez of Rockvale, TN; great grandchildren, Brooke, Macy, and Sara Kate Duez; several nieces and nephews. 

            Online condolences may be expressed at www.collinsfuneralhome.org.  The family received friends from 6 until 9 PM on Wednesday evening at Collins Funeral Home, 4947 North main St., Acworth, GA 30101 770-974-3133.


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MARCH 17, 2010                                    Page 14A

 

judy elaine bryant

 

            Judy Elaine Bryant, 56, of Marietta, passed away Saturday.  Funeral Services were held Monday, March 15, 6 p.m. at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw with Pastor Snyder Turner officiating.  Graveside service were (sic) held Tuesday, March 16, 1 p.m. at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Blairsville with Rev. Geri Worley Officiating.

            The Daughter (sic) of the late Lake and Ernestine Brackett, Mrs. Bryant was a native of Blairsville and had lived in Marietta since 1959.  She had been employed as an ER registrar at Wellstar Cobb hospital in Austell and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Powder Springs.

            Survivors: Husband – Kenneth Bryant of Marietta, Daughters – Brittany Russell of Dallas, Ga., Ashleigh Angel of Dallas, Ga. Sister – Sandra Dolph of Smyrna, Brothers – John Brackett of Blairsville, Charles Brackett of Blairsville, Grandchildren – Leighann Russell, Kenley Russell and Landon Angel.

            The Family received friends Monday 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Funeral Home. 

 


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MARCH 17, 2010                                    Page 15A

 

loyd “jeep” stephens

 

            Mr. Loyd (Better known as Jeep) Stephens, age 83, of Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Jeep (a nickname) as he liked to be called, was born on May 29, 1926 in Union County.  He was a lifelong resident of union County.  Jeep was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  His favorite things he enjoyed were getting together with his children and grandchildren for a picnic and making a garden.  He was a veteran of the US Army of WWII.  In the early fifties he was a barber in a shop on the Square (sic) in Blairsville.  He worked for the Department of Natural Resources and retired in 1981.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Harve and Leila Pierce Stephens, two brothers, H.D. and Jimmy Stephens of Union County, two sisters Mary Rogers of Alabama and Ruth Holloway of Lawrenceville, GA.  Mr. Stephens was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Stephens are his loving wife of fifty-six years, Lela Burnett Stephens of Blairsville, five sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Kim Stephens, Kem and Danita Stephens, Craig and Patty Jo Stephens, Sheriff Scott and Teresa Stephens, Chad and Celina Stephens, all of Blairsville, fourteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 16, 010 (sic) at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer and Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Special music was  be (sic) presented by Scott Lance.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Mike, Kem, Craig, Scott and Chad Stephens and Aaron Stanley.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were, Glenn Gooch, Carlton Colwell, J.W. Payne, Allen Conley, Anceberry Burnett, Charles Rogers, Weldon Reece and Dayton Dyer.  Interment followed in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Stephens.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5-9 p.m. 

            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.


Loyd Stephens

LOYD STEPHENS
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MARCH 17, 2010                                    Page 15A

 

bernadette marie larkin

 

            Mrs. Bernadette Marie Larkin,  age 87, of Lakeside Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2010 in the Fannin Regional Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Larkin was born on July 19, 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of the late John Monroe Savage and the late Alice Clay Savage.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Larkin, Jr. in 1971.  Mrs. Larkin was of the Methodist faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Larkin are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Dick Sowers of Blairsville, Teresa and Mark Gaechter of Eugene, OR, four grandchildren, Denise, Stacee, Chad and Nicole, seven great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date from Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA with Rev. Dennis Larkin officiating.   In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Lung Association in memory of Mrs. Larkin. 

            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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MARCH 17, 2010                                    Page 15A

 

randall “randy” evan king

 

            Mr. Randall “Randy” Evan King, age 47, of Mountain Cycles Drive, Blairsville rode off into the sunset for the last time on Monday, March 8, 2010 from the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Randy was born on May 9, 1962 in Union County, the son of Sam King and Geneva Davis King Chastain.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County and was a 1980 graduate of Union County High School.  He owned and operated Mountain Cycles Repair Shop for several years.  Randy loved life and lived each day to the fullest.  He was a loving son, brother and nephew and was a friend to many.  Randy was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mr. King are his mother, Geneva Chastain of Blairsville, father, Sam King of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Ricky and Jeri King of Blairsville, one sister, Tanya Chastain of Blairsville, niece, Chantell King of Blairsville, aunts, Beulah Davis, Ellaree Fortenberry, Lucille Collins, Hazel Dyer and Irene Seabolt, uncle, Cecil King, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, march 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Larry Truelove officiating.  Special music was be (sic) presented by the Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Darren Groves, Michael Davis, Mark Mull, Mike Hill, Cal Kindy and Joe Young.  Interment followed in the Burch Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5-9 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.


Randall Evan King

RANDALL EVAN KING
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MARCH 17, 2010                                    Page 15A

 

donald lee cox

 

            Mr. Donald Lee Cox, age 81, of Highland Trace, Blairsville, formerly of Palm Springs, FL, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Cox was born on Nov. 13, 1928 in Dayton, OH, the son of the late Paul and Clara Cox .  He was a veteran of the US Army.  He had retired from Bell South Telephone Company.  Donald enjoyed surfing, scuba diving, racing cars and jumping out of airplanes.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Polly and Helen.  Mr. Cox was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Cox are his loving wife of twenty-five years, Vanessa Cox of Blairsville, four children, Debbie and Curtis Bland of R.I. Tracey Cox of Augusta, GA, Jeff and Penny Cox of Rex, GA, Holly Cox of Schertz, TN, several cousins, nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, march 17, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. George Cline officiating.  Special music will be presented by Susanne Dowdy.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church in memory of Mr. Cox.  The family will meet with friends on Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church. 

            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.


Donald Lee Cox

DONALD LEE COX
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MARCH 17, 2010                                    Page 15A

 

paula paris johnson

 

            Paula Paris Johnson, age 70, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, march 11, 2010 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta following complications from MS.

Paula was born on June 15, 1939 in Atlanta, the daughter of the late Paul Paris and the late Edith Floyd Paris. 

            She is survived by her son Paul Stanley of Gainesville, Georgia; her sister Mary Carol Adamson, of LaGrange; Commissioner Lamar Paris, the sole commissioner of Union County; two grandchildren, Phillip Stanley and Elizabeth Stanley both of Gainesville; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

            Pula never met a stranger, and if she did they were not strangers for very long.  She loved Blairsville and everything –and everyone—in it.

            She was born and raised in Blairsville.  She graduated from Young Harris College and went on to graduate from the Great University of Georgia with a degree in Home Economics.  She later obtained a masters degree in that field.  She loved people and spent her career helping others as a Home Extension Agent in Inverness, Florida.  After 30 years she returned to Blairsville to retire among friends and family and moved into the home her mother lived in before her.  She was a member of Kiwanis—an organization that her father, Paul Paris, help found and was the first president.  She liked any group where there were people to listen to her stories and they had some food to eat.  It wasn’t that she liked to eat, but that the food drew a bigger crowd to talk to.  She was an avid supporter of the Union County Historical Society—an organization that her mother, Ms. Edith, helped organize and presided over.  She was part of the reunion committee for the Union County Class of ’56—and they got together just about every Tuesday morning for breakfast.  Not to mention the Saturday Morning Breakfast group, the Taco Tuesday group, the Young Harris group, the Monday Night group (when it did not conflict with Kiwanis), a Wednesday breakfast group, and NARFE…and the list could go on.  She loved to make desserts of all kinds.  She will be greatly missed by all.  Don’t forget to keep your fork.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at First United Methodist Church of Union County in Blairsville with the Rev. Ben Lewis officiating.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens, next to her late husband Cody Johnson and near her parents.

            Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to any of her favorite causes:  The Union County historical Society, The First United Methodist Church of Union County.


Paula Paris Johnson


PAULA PARIS JOHNSON
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MARCH 17, 2010                                    Page 15A

 

willa mae dockery

 

            Willa Mae Dockery, age 96, of Blairsville, GA and formerly of Murphy, NC passed away Monday, march 8, 2010 at the Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA.

She  was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late Noah and Dovie Fricks McDonald.  Willa Mae was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Hiawassee Baptist Church where she loved going and had taught Sunday school in her younger years.  Willa Mae enjoyed quilting and gardening. 

            In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Andrew Dockery; one son, Mack Alden Dockery; three brothers, Fred McDonald, Olen McDonald and Leonard McDonald; three sisters, Bessie Johnson, Beatrice Kephart and Lola Dockery.

She is survived by three sons, Guy Charles Dockery and his wife, June King Dockery of Lebanon, TN, Dennis Dockery and his wife, Marie G. Dockery of Murphy, NC and Noah Odis Dockery and his wife, Betty Ellen Hall Dockery of Kingston, TN; one daughter, Eva Beth Decker and her husband, Billy M. of Blairsville, GA; one brother, J.D. McDonald of Cary, NC; one sister, Nettie Green of Sylva, NC; seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC.  Pastor Jim Beasley and Dr. Eddis Dockery officiated.  Burial was in the Hiawassee Baptist Church Cemetery.  Grandchildren and great grandchildren served as pallbearers. 

            The family received friends from 6 PM to 9 PM, Wednesday, March 10, at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC.

            In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hiawassee Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Linda K. Seabolt, 95 Bates Creek Road, Murphy, NC 28906.

            You may send tributes to the Dockery family at www.mem.com or view other obits at www.townson-rose.com

            Townson-Rose Funeral Home is  in charge of arrangements.


Willa Mae Dockery

WILLA MAE DOCKERY