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MARCH 24, 2010                                    Page 16A

 

glenn gooch

 

            Mr. Glenn Gooch age 85 of Wren Drive, Blairsville passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2010 in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta following a brief illness.  Mr. Gooch was born on June 15, 1924 in Suches, GA, the son of the late Homer W. Gooch and the late Maebelle Wilkins Gooch.  Glenn was a veteran of the US Army of WWII, with the 4th Infantry Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  He was a life member of the VFW Post 7394 and a dedicated member of the Allegheny Masonic Lodge for 60 years.  Glenn had served on the Board of Education for twelve years, Clerk of Court for twelve years and was the Commissioner of Union County for twelve years.  Glenn was a loving father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Leota Elizabeth Gooch, and wife Betty Gooch, a granddaughter, Glenda Gooch and a brother Tom Gooch.  Mr. Gooch was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville. 

            Surviving Mr. Gooch are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Doug and Nancy Gooch of Blairsville, Glendon Gooch of Blairsville, three brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Minnie Gooch of Smyrna, Ervin and Barbara Gooch of Suches, Ned and Carol Gooch of Suches, six sisters and two brothers-in-law, Kathleen Fitts of Dahlonega, Claramae Kidd of Gainesville, Inez Crook of Jackson, GA, Mary Ann and Jessie Mayfield of Buckhead, GA, Sandra and Jerry Bailey of McDonough, Blondine Bryan of Dahlonega, four grandchildren Jeff, Stephen, Brittany and Jake Gooch, five great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Blairsville with the Rev. Danny Parris, and Rev. B.A. Buchanan.  A eulogy was given by Rev. Stacy Dyer and Doug Gooch. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Chandler, Patrick and Jake Gooch, Terry Jones, Kenneth Jenkins and Curtis Colwell.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jack Lance, J.W. Payne, Allen Conley, Carlton Colwell, Charles Hill, Charles Jenkins, Dr. George Gowder and Loyd P. Gooch.  Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens Cemetery with the North Georgia Honor Guard conducting military honors.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Glenda Gooch House.  The family will (sic) met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 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.


Glenn Gooch

GLENN GOOCH
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rebecca ruth stevenson

 

            Mrs. Rebecca Ruth Stevenson, age 56, of Mountain Wood Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at her home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Stevenson was born on June 23, 1953 in Hamilton, OH, the daughter of the late Robert Stevenson and the late Barbara Durbin Stevenson.  She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Turner.  Rebecca was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.  Mrs. Stevenson was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Stevenson are her loving husband Robert (Bob) Honken of Blairsville, two daughters, Carmen Turner of Jefferson, TN, Regan Turner of Cape Coral, FL, one son, Aaron Turner of Tampa, FL, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Amy and Jim Hall of Spring Borough, OH, Peggy and Everett Riffey of Lafayette, IN, two brothers and one sister-in-law, Alex and Tonya Stevenson of Seattle, WA, Mike Stevenson of Hamilton, OH, eleven grandchildren, Joey, Destiny, Owen, Faith, Madison, Chloe, Aaron Cole, Jayden, McKenna, Emma and Andrew, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date in Cincinnati, OH.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the March of Dimes Foundation in memory of Mrs. Stevenson.

            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.


Rebecca Ruth Stevenson

REBECCA RUTH STEVENSON
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marjorie irene dyer

 

            Mrs. Marjorie Irene Dyer, age 95, of Wesley Mtn. Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Dyer was born on Dec. 14, 1914 in Summerville, MA, the daughter of the late Augustus Boudreau and the late Florence Turner Boudreau.  Marjorie loved antiques, she and her husband owned Dyers Antiques for over forty-five years.  She was always known for her home baked cookies.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick Douglas Dyer in 1990 and by a sister, Carol Bothfield in 1998.  She leaves behind many dear friends.  Mrs. Dyer was of the Episcopal faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Dyer are one daughter and son-0in-law, Patricia and Stephen Powers of Leesburg, FL, one sister, Florence P. Boudreau of Eustis, FL, five grandchildren, Laura, Bob, Scott, Suzi and Vicki, 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 Regency Hospice of Hiawassee in memory of Mrs. Dyer. 

            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.


Marjorie Irene Dyer

MARJORIE IRENE DYER
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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) a 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 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, a sister, Cora Dixon of Marietta, GA; a brother, Mark Stephens of SC; fourteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer and Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Special music was 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 the Harmony Grove Baptist Church.  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 on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.


Loyd Stephens


LOYD STEPHENS
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MARCH 24, 2010                        Page 17A

 

teresa ann gibson

 

            Mrs. Teresa Ann Gibson, age 52, of Garrett Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Gibson was born on May 27, 1957 in Towns County, the daughter of Edith Zimmerman Ingram and the late J.M. Ingram, Jr. She was a lifelong resident of Union and Towns Counties.  Teresa was a person who was full of life and never met a stranger.  She was preceded in death by her father, J.M. Ingram, Jr., step father, Rev. Willis Garrett and a brother, Jeffrey Ray Ingram.  Mrs. Gibson was a member of  Gum Log Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Gibson are her loving husband of twenty-five years, Donny Gibson of Blairsville, one son, Marshall Gibson of Blairsville, one daughter, Shaye Gibson of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Sherry Ingram of Young Harris, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Shela Owens of Brasstown, NC, Shirley and Johnny Smith of Blairsville, step brothers and sisters-in-law, Alvin and Elizabeth Garrett, Larry and Bonnie Garrett of Blairsville, three step-sisters and one brother-in-law, Ila Mae and Dorsey Dockery of Blairsville, Rose Garrett of Cartersville, Arlene Garrett of Blairsville, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers of (sic) Rev. Ronnie Abernathy officiating.  Special music was presented by L.D. and The Happy Pilgrims.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Dean, Doug, Darrell and Dale Gibson, Terry Kirby, Mitchell Ingram, Brandon Smith and Shawn Owens.  Interment followed in the Many Forks Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening after 6 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.


Teresa Ann Gibson

TERESA ANN GIBSON
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florine strickland painter

 

Mrs. Florine Strickland Painter, age 75, of Blairsville, GA passed away on Friday, March 5, 2010 at Chatsworth, GA.  Born in Cherokee County, GA she was the daughter of the late Leman and Flora Mae Peardon Fann and wife of the late Robert S. Painter.  Mrs. Painter was of the Baptist Faith (sic).  She was also preceded in death by her son, Roy Junior Brown; her daughter, Patricia Ann Christopher; brother, Charles Fann. 

            Survivors include step-sons, Robert M. Painter, William G. Painter, both of Dallas, GA; step-daughter, Mary Pickens of Jasper, GA; sisters, Moleen “Peggy” Corder of Smyrna, GA and Jo Brown of Blairsville, GA; ten grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Peardon officiating.  Interment followed in the Chastain memorial Park Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com.

            Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.                  

 

           


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robert dee ball

 

            Mr. Robert Dee Ball, age 81, of Raburn Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville, GA, following an extended illness.  Mr. Ball was born on Dec. 13, 1928 in Louisville, MS, the son of the late William D. Ball and the late Hester Prisock Ball.  He was a veteran of the US Army of the Korean War.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Penny Black.  Mr. Ball was a member of Coosa United Methodist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Ball are his loving wife of twenty-two years, Mary Ann Payne Ball of Blairsville, one son, Mike Ball of WA, one brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Frances Ball of Louisville, MS, two sisters, Delores Glazer of MS, and Ann Mayo of MS, one grand-daughter, Megan Black of MS, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Coosa United Methodist Church with the Rev. Earl Bishop and Rev. Dr. Steve Midkiff officiating.  Special music was presented by Rev. Earl and Ida Lou Bishop.  Interment followed in the church cemetery with the North GA Honor Guard conducting Military Honors.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday 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 online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.

           


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MARCH 24, 2010                        Page 17A

 

paula paris johnson

 

            Paula Paris Johnson, age 70, of Blairsville, GA 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, GA; 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.

            Paula 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 alter obtained a masters degree in that field.  She loved people and spent her career helping others as a Home Extension Agent in Inverness, FL.  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 followed 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 Building Fund, Blairsville Kiwanis club or Young Harris College alumni Association. 

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville coordinating the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.


PAULA PARIS JOHNSON

PAULA PARIS JOHNSON
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