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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 18,   2009            Page 15A

 

irene gibson collins vandiver

 

            Mrs. Irene Gibson Collins Vandiver, age 86, of Mt. Pleasant Church Rd., Cleveland, GA, formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2009 in the Lanier Park Hospital in Gainesville following an extended illness.  Mrs. Vandiver was born on Feb. 14, 1923 in Clay County, NC, the daughter of the late Turner Rush Gibson and the late Lena Jane Hunter Gibson.  Mrs. Vandiver was a lifelong resident of Union County.  She was known at Branan Lodge as the Flower Lady.  Besides growing flowers she loved to quilt.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  Mrs. Vandiver was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Vandiver are sons and daughters-in-law and daughters and sons-in-law, Gene and Retha Collins of Cleveland, GA, Loyd and Doris Collins of Blairsville, Vietta Mae and Wayne Dyer of Blairsville, Clyde Vandiver of Clarksville, Carolyn and John Corn of Toccoa, Glenda and Reggie flowers of Gainesville, Leroy and Joyce Vandiver of Gainesville, Marie and Don Collins of Blairsville, brothers and sisters-in-law and sister, Jack and Mary Gibson of Blairsville, Opal Dyer of Blairsville, Terry and Becky Gibson of Hiawassee, V.C. and June McClure of Hiawassee, twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren, ten great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 2 PM from the Old Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Harley Hunter, Rev. Kenneth Pilcher and Rev. Kevin Collins officiating.  The   body lay in state from 1-2 PM at the church.  Special music was presented by the Old Liberty Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Kevin Collins, Casey, Jimmy, Michael and Tim Vandiver and Christopher Flowers.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Tommy and Mark Vandiver, Jeffery Flowers, Danny and Robert Dyer.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  

            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.

                       

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 18,   2009            Page 15A

 

mary agnes koerber

 

            Mrs. Mary Agnes Koerber, age 78, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009 at her home.  Mrs. Koerber was born Tuesday, February 24, 1931 in Baltimore Co., MD to the late Walter Stephen Eichelberger land the late Marie Eichelberger.  She attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. 

Survivors include: husband, Ron Koerber of Blairsville, GA, daughter, Sharon Nagurney of Blairsville, GA, daughter, Tricia Yamello of Pleasanton, CA, daughter, Donna-Seyfert Morrison of Street, MD, step-son, Kirk Koerber of Moody, AL, grandchildren, Todd Yamello of Pleasanton, CA, Stefanie Beichler of Belcamp, MD, Allison Seyfert of Street, MD, great grandchild, Samantha Biechler of Belcamp, MD, several nieces.

            Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Richard Wise officiating.  Music was provided by Ron Gaucher. 

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to   the National Kidney Foundation or the charity of your choice.      

            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 18,   2009            Page 15A

 

jimmye riley snow

 

            Mrs. Jimmye Riley Snow, age 106, of Blairsville, formerly of Murphy, NC and Macon, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Snow was born on Dec. 19, 1902 in Arlington, GA, the daughter of the late Leslie Riley and the late Lillian Carter Riley.  Jimmye was the former National Officer of the D.A.R.  She was very proud of her heritage.  She was the former owner of two funeral homes, Snow’s Memorial Chapels in Macon, and had also owned Parkview Hospital.  She owned a chain of dry cleaners, Snow White Laundries.  Also in her possession were two islands, Useppa Island and Snow Patterson Island.  Jimmye had taken classes at the age of 80 at Mercer University.  She was known in the Macon area as “Miss Jimmye”.  She was preceded in death by two husband, Robert N. Perkins and William A. Snow, a son, Sydney Hillman Perkins, four sisters, Lillian, Wolledith, Louise and Rea.  Mrs. Snow was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Snow are a daughter-in-law, Marjorie B. Perkins of Murphy, one daughter, Sarah Adams of Fredricksburg, VA, seven grandchildren, Leslie Fender, Anne Suit, Ted Perkins, Jill Ritten, Jimmye Prescott, Linn Maulix and Albert Marshall Prescott, ten great grandchildren, Ashley, Lindsey, Robert, Michael, Tiffany, Jessica, Chase, Zachary, Daniel, Amanda and Tyler, eight great great grandchildren, Dalton, Madison, Lexi, Shaun, Mercedes, Jake, Mason and Daisy, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County Humane Society in memory of Mrs. Snow.         

            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 18,   2009            Page 15A

 

hayden tipton

 

            Mr. Hayden Tipton, age 72, of Hicks Gap Rd., Blairsville passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2009 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Tipton was born on May 22, 1935 in Fannin County, the son of the late Fred Tipton and the late Florence Head Tipton.  He was a lifelong resident of Union and Fannin Counties.  Hayden was a member of Ocoee Masonic Lodge F&AM.  He was an avid fisherman and camper.  He enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  Mr. Tipton was of the Baptist faith.   

            Surviving Mr. Tipton are his loving wife of forty-five years, Pauline Grizzle Tipton of Blairsville, three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Vick Payne, Melinda and Eric Stites, Glenda and Kevin Mollohan all of Blairsville, brothers and sisters-in-law and sisters and brothers-in-law, J.L. and Pat Tipton of Morganton, Dorson Tipton of Atlanta, Bobby and Nikki Tipton of Blue Ridge, Clifford and Diane Tipton, Truman Tipton all of Morganton, Blanche and William Parris of Marietta, Annie Pearl and Delise Addington, Clarice and Harold Addington, Florence Tipton and Randall Tipton all of Dalton, five grandchildren, Jeremy, Jamey and Joshua Payne, Katie Mollohan and Matthew Stites, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 2 PM from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  Special music was presented by Greg and Sharon Terrell and Eric Stites.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Jeremy, Jamey and Joshua Payne, Matthew White, Michael Head and Dustin Shadix.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Aaron Dills, John Strohm, Andrew Prichett, Curtis Johnson, John Armstrong, Richard West, Dellise Addington, Jay Arnold and Marcus Head.  Interment followed in the Meadow View Cemetery with Ocoee Lodge #14 conducting Masonic Rites.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6-9 PM.  

            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 18,   2009            Page 15A

 

jessie king

 

            Mr. Jessie King, age 80, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009 at his daughter’s home. 

Mr. King was born Friday, April 6, 1928 in Union County, GA, to the late Jessie Victor King and the late Vinie Plott King.  He was a member of Allegheny Lodge #114 F&AM and a WWII Army Veteran.  He was preceded in death by wife, Rosa Everett King and sister, Christine Griggs, brothers, Brown and Cliff King. 

Survivors include: daughter, Marcia Howell of Gainesville, GA, granddaughter, Robin Howell of Gainesville, GA, brother, Leon King of Morganton, GA, brother, James King of Social Circle, GA, sister, Donnie Lee of Atlanta, GA, several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 11 AM from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Music was provided by  the Kelley Trio.  Pallbearers were Charles Mason, Donald Young, Clayton Ramsey, Sheldon Henderson, Tony Harkins and Donald Murphy.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens with military honors conducted by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  

            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

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 18,   2009            Page 15A

 

dana michael “mike” taylor

 

            Mr. Dana Michael (Better known as Mike) Taylor, age 61, of N. Ft. Myers, FL and also of Loving Rd., Blairsville passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Taylor was born on Sept. 18, 1947 in Free Port, FL, the son of the late Clifford Taylor and the late June McCrossin Taylor.  He was a veteran of the US Navy of the Vietnam War.  He was a loving husband and father.  Mr. Taylor was of the Catholic faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Taylor are his loving wife of nineteen years, Pauline Champion Taylor of N. Ft. Myers, FL. And Blairsville, one daughter, Brittany Taylor of N. Ft. Myers, FL, one son, Adam of TX, mother-in-law, Pauline Champion of Ft. Myers, FL, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Lynn Champion of Largo, FL, two nieces, Jenna and Kaley Champion, one nephew, Nicholas Champion, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or to the Children’s Hospital of South West Florida in memory of Mr. Taylor.       

            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.