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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 25, 2009              Page 16A

 

cliffie daniel dean

 

            Mrs. Cliffie Daniel Dean, age 88, of Flowery branch, Georgia, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2009. 

Cliffie was born Monday, April 12, 1920 in Union County, Georgia, to the late Eli Daniel and the late Laura Davenport Daniel.  She was a member of New Union Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Vaughan Corbin Dean. 

            Surviving family members include: daughter & son-in-law, Brenda and Wayne Coker of Dacula, Georgia; son, Gary Dean of Flowery Branch; grandchildren: Andy Coker and wife, Carol, Vivian Coker, Serina Nations and husband, Derrick; great grandchildren, Drew, Ben and Nate Coker, Emma, Jacob and Garrett Nations, sisters, Pauline Parker of Snellville, Georgia; Mae brown of Braselton, Georgia; and Dorthy Byers of Blairsville; brother, Talmadge Daniel of Phoenix, Arizona; several nieces and nephews also survive, along with many friends.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 2 P.M. from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Guy Bradley officiating.  Music was provided by Jeanette Garrett and Lita Gowder.  Interment followed in New Union Baptist Church Cemetery In (sic) Blairsville. Pallbearers were Bill Coker, Jerry Long, Derrick Nations, Scrap Wheeler, Larry Akins and Ethan Rigdon. 

The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9, Monday, March 16.

If you wish, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to new Union Baptist Church.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville.  You are invited to send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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March 25, 2009              Page 16A

 

gladys louise atkins

 

            Mrs. Gladys Louise Atkins, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home, in Murphy, North Carolina. 

Mrs. Atkins was born Friday, December 24, 1920 in Walker County, Georgia, to the late Lon E. and Mary Ruth (Surrett) Pettyjohn.  She was a member of Maple Avenue Methodist Church in Marietta, and Samuel S. Lawrence Order of Easter Star, Chapter 500.  Mrs. Atkins was preceded in death by husband, George Cleveland Atkins.

            Surviving family members include: daughter & son-in-law, Susan & Larry Farist of Blairsville; brother, Bill Pettyjohn of Marietta; sister, Doris Seykora of Owatonna, Minnesota; grandchildren: Scott Farist, Shawn & Janie Farist, and Julie & Greg Ledford, all of Blairsville; four great grandchildren and many friends also survive.

            Graveside services were held Monday, March 23, 2009 at 1 p.m. from the Mountain View Cemetery in Marietta with the Rev. Mark Nugent officiating. 

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 2 until 4 p.m., Sunday, March 22.

            If you wish, the family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please visit our website at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the family, view the Life Tribute, and sign the guest register.


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March 25, 2009              Page 16A

 

louise deyton everett

 

            Mrs. Louise Deyton Everett, age 71, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 20, 2009 at her home.  Mrs. Everett was born Friday, March 4, 1938  in Union County, George, to the late John William Deyton and the late Rurie Self Deyton.  She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Buford, Georgia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Everett. 

            Surviving family members include: sons, Rickey Everett of Carnesville, Georgia; Frank Everett of Buford; and Claude Everett, Jr. of Carnesville; daughter, Claudia E. Pruett of Sugar Hill, and sisters, Mary Jane Weaver and Cora Lee Carpenter, both of Blairsville.  Eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, March 23, 2009 at 2 PM from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with the Rev. R.T. Parks officiating.  Special music was presented by Dorothy Pickelsimer.  Interment followed in Union memory gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.   Serving as pallbearers were: Amanda Everett, Marcus Everett, Brian Pruett, Kyle Everett, Brian Watson, Jack Carpenter.  Honorary pallbearers included: Claude Everett, Jr. 

The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 PM, Sunday, March 22.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please our website at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com, where you can condolences (sic) to the family, view Mrs. Everett’s Life Tribute, and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

 


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March 25, 2009              Page 16A

 

james harold henderson

 

            Mr. James Harold Henderson age 74 of Curran St. Atlanta, GA. formerly of  Blairsville passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2009 in the Emory Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Henderson was born on April 25, 1935 in Union County, the son of the late Jim Henderson and the late Cleo King Henderson.  He retired from Meads Packaging Company with over forty years of service.  James was a loving brother and uncle and will be missed very much.  He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Benny, Wayne and Blain Henderson.  Mr. Henderson was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Henderson are one sister, Millie Kimble of Blairsville, niece, Kathy Cothren of Blairsville, several other nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Monday March 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R.L. Martin officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Jonathan Hyatt, Jeremy Hyatt, Jay Burrell, Blake Jones and Alfred Jones.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorial may be made to the Many Forks Baptist Church Cemetery fund in memory of Mr. Henderson.       

            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 25, 2009              Page 16A

 

carl eldred vann

 

            Mr. Carl Eldred Vann, age 75, of Oak Ridge Acres Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2009 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Vann was born on Dec. 17, 1933 in Miami, FL, the son of the late Charles Vann and the late Mary St. John Vann.  He was a member of the Lockheed Martin Association.  He was a loving husband, father, and brother.  Mr. Vann was of the Methodist faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Vann are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Clifford Vann of Maitland, FL, Curtis and Samantha Vann of Maitland, FL, one sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Pasco Cade of Seville, FL, nieces, Lala and RaeAnne, nephews, Vann Cade and Fredrick Cade, 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 Union County Humane Society in memory of Mr. Vann.          

            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 25, 2009              Page 16A

 

marjorie martin clements

 

            Mrs. Marjorie Martin Clements, age 96, of Lakeside Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, march 18, 2009 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness following a brief illness.  Mrs. Clements was born on June 11, 1912 in Paragould, AR, the daughter of the late John Logan Martin and the late Dixie Adams Martin.  She and her husband owned and operated Clements Jewelry in Jonesboro, AR for over thirty-six years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wiley Clements in 1974 and by a brother, John Harold Martin.  She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro and was very active in the church choir.  After moving to Blairsville she became a member of the Mountain Presbyterian Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Clements are one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and John Mays of Blairsville, three grandchildren, Bill and Debbie Mays of Atlanta, Evelyn and Charlie Cleary of Chesapeake City, MD, David and Katy Mays of Lakewood, CO, five great grandchildren, Lindsay and Paul Telecki, Jonathan Daniel, Jennifer Cleary, Sara Mays and Jack Mays, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Services were held on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 2 PM at the Mountain Presbyterian Church with Rev. Travis Adams officiating.  Interment and graveside services were held on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 2 PM at the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR with Rev. Emil Williams officiating.  The family met with friends at the Gregg Funeral Home in Jonesboro on Wednesday from 11 AM-12PM.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Mountain Presbyterian Church, 2935 Young Harris  Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512, in memory of Mrs. Clements. 

            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 25, 2009              Page 17A

 

homer darrell staines

 

            Mr. Homer Darrell Staines age 64 of Scooter Lane, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Staines was born May 27, 1944 in Moultrie, GA, the son of the late Homer S. Staines and the late Marie Allen Staines.  Homer enjoyed fishing in his past time.  He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and was a friend to many.  Mr. Staines was of the Baptist faith.   

            Surviving Mr. Staines are four daughters and sons-in-laws, Lesa and Daniel Byrd of Blairsville, Kim and Alan Bridges of Blairsville, Suzan and Tim Sanford of Port St. Lucie, FL., Kristy and Joe Johnson of Wellington, FL., one sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Frank Stevens of Lantana, FL., one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Jeannette Johnson of Blairsville, six grandchildren, Kristen Baldwin, Jessica Odom, Cameron Sanford, Katrina Byrd, Chelsea Odom and Lindzey Sanford, two great grandchildren, Kaydee McClure and Mackenzie Baldwin, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Services for Mr. Staines will be held on Saturday March 28, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. George Cline officiating.  Special music will be presented by Danita Kennedy, Junior and Carolyn Bridges and Pat McCall.  Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Regency Hospice in memory of Mr. Staines.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4-5 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 25, 2009              Page 17A

 

esme linda austin

 

            Esme Linda Austin, age 72 of Randleman, NC, formerly of Blairsville, GA passed away Saturday, March 14 of a prolonged illness. Esme was born May 24, 1936 in Glostershire, England, the daughter of James and Dorothy Howse.  She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Austin and a son Larry Austin. 

She is survived by two sons Barry and Marsha Austin of Oliver Springs, TN and Garry Austin and Lisa Gwyn of Randleman, NC; daughter-in-law Evelyn Sharlonia Austin of Blairsville, GA.  She is also survived by three brothers and three sisters, all of whom reside in England.  She ha seven grandchildren: Angela Hughes of Blairsville; Cynthia Smith of Murphy, NC; Stephanie Erwin of Lithonia; Bobbie Cissner of Loganville; Sam Austin of Bogatz, TX; brad Lunsford and Megan Austin of Oliver Springs, TN.  She also has nine great-grandchildren: Ashlee and Jessica Stanley and Jacob Hughes of Blairsville; Wyatt brooks and Blake and Austin Cissner of Loganville; Garrett Erwin of Lithonia; Taylor and Zack Lunsford of Oliver Springs, TN. 

A graveside service at Indian Creek Baptist Church with rev. Wayne Morgan of Oliver Springs was held March 18, 2009. 

Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs was in charge of the arrangements. 


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March 25, 2009              Page 17A

 

lanora dunaway tenbrink

 

            Mrs. Lanora Dunaway Tenbrink age 74 of Wesley Mtn. Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Friday March 20, 2009 at her home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Tenbrink was born on Sept. 9, 1934 in Jacksonville, FL., the daughter of the late Marion Alver Dunaway and the late Theodora Mae Jenson Dunaway.  Lanora was an inspiration of her faith in God to everyone to whom she met.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Raymond Tenbrink in 1998, a son, Roy Edward Davis in 2002 and a brother, Donald Edward Dunaway.  Mrs. Tenbrink was a member of harvest Fellowship Church of Young Harris.

            Surviving Mrs. Tenbrink are three sons and daughters-in-laws, Jimmy and Lisa Davis of Bald Knob, AR., Robert Neal Davis of Holly Hill, FL., John and Mary Ann Davis of Calif., one brother, Michael Allen Dunaway of Casadaga, FL., one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Bob Hoffa of Westminister, MD., six grandchildren, Justin, Zackery, Ashley, Roy Edward II, Alisha, Rachel Gabrielle and, cousins, Jo and John Blair of Warne, NC., many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Tuesday March 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Branon Lodge with the Rev. Mike Youngblood officiating.  Special music was presented by Sandie and Gary Peterson, Emily Appling and Julia Youngblood.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Regency Hospice of Hiawassee in memory of Mrs. Tenbrink.         

            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 25, 2009              Page 17A

 

mildred davis schutt

 

            Mrs. Mildred Davis Schutt, age 82, of Wesley Mtn. Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, march 18, 2009 in the Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta following an extended illness.  Mrs. Schutt was born on April 12, 1925 in Waycross, GA, the daughter of the late Daniel Davis and the late Laura Tuten Davis.  Mrs. Davis loved animals land loved life.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. Schutt was of the Christian faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Schutt are one daughter, Stacey Drinnen of Port Charlotte, FL, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael and Beverly Schutt of Blairsville, Marty Schutt of Port Charlotte, FL, six grandchildren, Michael Schutt, Susan Bruhn, Adam Schutt, Andrew Schutt, Crystal Jones and Christopher Schutt, seven great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 5 PM from the Mountain View Chapel with Michael and Marty Schutt and Stacey Drinnen officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County Humane Society in memory of Mrs. Schutt. 

            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 25, 2009              Page 17A

 

glenda sue head

 

            Glenda Sue Head, age 65, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, passed away Friday, March 20, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta.  Glenda was born Friday, February 4, 1944 in mercer County, Kentucky, to the late Herschel head and the late Clora Whited Head.  She was of the Baptist faith and had formerly worked in Detroit for General Motors.  Glenda was preceded in death by a sister, Julie Cochran and brothers, Bubby Cochran and Billy Head. 

            Surviving family members include: brother, Michael Cochran of Ocala, Florida; sister, Cheryl Cochran of Blairsville; sister, Tina Wade of Blairsville; sister, Betty Muccubbin of Walton, Kentucky; sister, Sandra Cochran of Ocala; brother, Steve head of Las Vegas, Nevada; and step-mother, Carrie Head of Detroit, Michigan.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 2 PM from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Randolph Jones and Rev. Chad Sisum  officiating.  Interment followed in Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Tim Murphy, Kenny Head, Andretti Stephens, Karl Lambert, Travis Jones, Ranny Jones and Joey Jones. 

The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 PM, Monday, March 23.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please visit our website at  www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com to sign Glenda’s guest register, send condolences to the family and view her Life Tribute.

 


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March 25, 2009              Page 17A

 

mary d. chamberlain

 

            Mrs. Mary D. Chamberlain, age 92, of Wesley Mtn Drive, Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 in the Union County Nursing Home following a brief illness.  Mary was born on April 5, 1916 in Pennsylvania, living there most of her life.  She was a very energetic and active person who loved the outdoors and bowling.  She remained independent up to 90 years of age.  She was saved and baptized in her 90th year at First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband Charles.

Remaining family members include, son Robert Chamberlain and wife Isabelle of Morganton, GA, Charles Chamberlain and wife Linda of Philadelphia, PA, daughter Debbie Sienkiewicz of Philadelphia, three grandchildren, Luray Tobar, Christine Hettel and Richard Chamberlain, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 10 AM from the First Baptist Church of Blairsville with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to “Missions” at First Baptist Church of Blairsville or grace Presbyterian Church of Blairsville in memory of Mrs. Chamberlain.      

            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 25, 2009              Page 17A

 

thomas “tommy” eugene passmore

 

            Thomas “Tommy” Eugene Passmore, age 60, of Blairsville, GA, passed away after a long illness. 

Tommy was born in Jacksonville, FL on July 7th 1948.  Tommy was an artist and was known for his extraordinary artwork and his unique individuality.  He had a natural quality for quick wit and humor and an extreme devotion and love for his family and friends.  He had a laid back positive free spirit and a great love of God and County.  Tommy was a free thinker.  From his early childhood, Tommy exemplified great talent in many areas.  Tommy loved tor read.  He was able to read a junior Bible (a gift from his grandparents) by the time he was five years old.  He was also encouraged by his Grandmother Passmore who recognized his passion and talent for art.  His Grandmother Passmore, bought him presents of paint and brushes on his birthdays.  His passion for art was foremost in his character and his genius of art was matched by his love of reading, music, poetry and philosophy.  From his childhood, his Grandmother Bay exchanged religious scriptures and shared sacred songs with him, always encouraging his education.  He always enjoyed school, learning and good humor.  Tommy graduated from Englewood High School in Jacksonville, FL.  Tommy attended schools in the following areas: Haywood County, NC, Jacksonville, FL, Hayesville, NC, Gainesville, GA, and Jacksonville University; moving to Blairsville in 1969.  Tommy also attended Young Harris College.  Tommy loved to fish.  His Grandfather Bennett built him a boat that he would fish from 3 or 4 times a week.  He loved to visit and talk with his Grandmother and Grandfather Buckalew.  He enjoyed interesting and sometimes long conversations with many peoples in which his enlightened use of words and poetic parable dialogue never ceased to amaze us.  Tommy was involved in many extra ordinary activities in life.  Tommy sailed on the Regina Maris, the oldest clipper ship licensed in the world when he was l17 years old.  This is a famous ship in which Tommy did a painting of and that many books have been written about.  Tommy inspired his sister Renae to become an artist.  As a child, Renae would slip into Tommy’s sketch books and peer at them for long periods of time.  Tommy inspired many others with his amazing talents.  He will always be remembered for his originality, his extreme knowledge of history, his philosophical idealism and his kindness towards others.  He moved our hearts with his love of God and Country.  He believed in liberty, freedom, and justice above all other honors.  His heart was committed to love, truth peace.  He expressed this in his artwork.  Tommy started studying art when he was 8 years old.  Tommy inspired and enlightened many people with his expressive philosophy.  He inspired his friends, family, and those around hi with words of hope, love, and kindness.  He was an understanding and forgiving person.  He understood life’s hardships and challenges in ways that some of us could not  imagine; he had an unflinching integrity and rust in God that could not be taken from him, regardless of his difficulties or circumstances.  He believed above all other things, that God would take care of each of us as long as we followed God.

Tommy was preceded in death by his brother, James Allen Passmore of Blairsville, GA, his nephew and niece, Charles “Israel” and Christy Hughes, his paternal grandparents, Thomas Dewitt and Claudia Cooper Passmore, his paternal great-grandparents, Jeff and Emma Cooper and Rose Mease Cooper, his maternal grandparents, James Edgar Bennett and Pearl Bennett Bay, his maternal great-grandparents, king Henry and Mary Elizabeth Bennett, his maternal great-grandparents, John and Mary Grimm Buckalew, his uncle and aunt, John (Red) and Emma Dane Carter, his uncle, Charles “Chester” Alton Bennett, his uncle, James “Clinton” Bennett, and his namesake, David Eugene Bass.

Tommy is survived  by his parents, Thomas D. and Mary Elizabeth Passmore of Blairsville GA, his brother and sister-in-law, George and Debbie Passmore of Aiea, HI, his brother and sister-in-law, David and Lianne Passmore of Honolulu, HI, his brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Jennifer Passmore of Gainesville, GA, his sister, Loella Passmore of Blairsville, GA, his sister, Renae Rockwood of Blairsville, GA, his sister-in-law, Lynn Passmore Carter of Hayesville, NC; Tommy was very fond of his nephew, James Wesley Passmore, and his wife, Pamela Passmore.  He is also survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Tommy’s family would like to thank all of his friends for all that they have done over the years to help him. You may have seen Tommy walking to town from Pat Colwell Road.  You may have given him a ride at some time or bought him a meal.  “Thank you,” as Tommy would say.  The community has been very gracious to our beloved Son, Brother and Friend.  We love you and thank you for what you have done to help Tommy.  A special thanks to all of the doctors, nurses, police and emergency personnel that have helped Tommy.  We will always be grateful for the love and kindness you have shown.

You may hear a song, The Ballad of Tommy Passmore, written as a tribute to Tommy by Ben Chapman.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 2 PM from the funeral home chapel.  Rev. Tommy Jones and Rev. Brent Chatham officiated.  Interment followed in the Bellview Community cemetery (sic). 

            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 25, 2009              Page 17A

 

kristi lance gibbs

 

            Mrs. Kristi Lance Gibbs, age 37, of Nix-Lance Rd, Blairsville, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Gibbs was born on Feb. 9, 1972 in Dalton, GA, the daughter of Ted Lance and Debbie Anderson Lance.  Kristi was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  She graduated Union County High School with the Class of 1990.  She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister.  She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Coy Lance, uncle, Harold Lance, aunt, Gayle Lance and a brother, Tim Lance.  Mrs. Gibbs attended Harmony Grove Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Gibbs are her loving husband of fifteen years, Daniel Gibbs of Blairsville, one daughter, Brianna Gibbs, one son Damon Gibbs both of Blairsville, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Karen Michelle Lance of Blairsville, Jennifer and Jeff Stewart of Hayesville, grandparents, Brownlow and Velma Anderson of Hiawassee, Ruby Jewell Lance of Blairsville, sister-in-law, Shawnda Jones of Blairsville, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 2 PM from the Harmony Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Raburne Wilson and Rev. Grady Ray at officiating.  Special music was presented by Ryan Wilson and by Looking Up.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Chris, Michael and Cody Keys, Daryll Gibbs, Jeff Stewart and Phil Lanier.  Interment followed in the Owltown Church of God Cemetery.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening 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.