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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 26, 2008              Page 17A

 

mary rogers seabolt

 

            Mrs. Mary Rogers Seabolt, age 48, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008.  Mrs. Seabolt was a lifelong resident of Fannin and Union Counties and was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  She was preceeded in death by her father, Talmadge Rogers; a brother, Frank Henry Rogers and a sister, Brenda Garrett.

            Survivors include her loving husband, Robin Seabolt of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Chris Pope of Blue Ridge; son, Jody Seabolt of Blairsville; mother, Annie Lee Rogers of Blairsville; brother, Gene Rogers; sister, Ruth Hedrick; sister, Sarah Owenby; brother, Tommy Rogers; sister, Martha Plott and brother, Jimmy Rogers, all of Blairsville; many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville Chapel, with Rev. Tim Garrett officiating.  Music was provided by the faith Singers.  Interment followed in the Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Denver Garrett, Allen Plott, Leonard Hedrick, Franklin Owenby, Jerry Seabolt and Richard Rice.  The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday, March 19, from 6 to 9 p.m.  If you wish, you may send memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville Chapel.  Friends may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

           

 


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March 26, 2008              Page 17A

 

maude viola thomas

 

            Mrs. Maude Viola Thomas, age 97, of Ben Thomas Rd., Blairsville passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the home of her daughter following an extended illness.  Mrs. Thomas was born on January 12, 1911 in Union County, the daughter of the late Ben Brown and the late Molly Mason Brown.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Thomas in 1998; three grandchildren, Joan Elaine Holbrooks, Jerry Holbrooks and Horace Brown; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer Holbrooks and Brandy Zipperer and also by two infant great-great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Thomas was a member of Zebulon Baptist church.

            Surviving Mrs. Thomas are three daughters, hazel Holbrooks of Blairsville, Maggie Nelson of Blairsville and Lula Payne of Blairsville; eighteen grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren and thirty-three great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the rev. Waymon Lovell and Rev. Claude Thomas officiating.  Special music was presented by Tommy and Johnny Holbrooks and family.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Jack Nelson, bobby Nelson, Tommy Holbrooks, Johnny Holbrooks, Jermiah Nelson and Josh Brown.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were: Jimmy and David Brown, Eugene and Daniel Nelson, Steve and Roger Seabolt.  Interment followed in the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday 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 online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

           


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mary ethel mcbride

 

            Mrs. Mary Ethel McBride, age 92, of Boy Scout Rd., Blairsville passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. McBride was born on April 18, 1915 in Pittsburgh, KS, the daughter of the late James Killgrove and the late Clara Belle Reed Killgrove.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James McBride in 1992; three sisters, Helen O’Neil, Ruth Sperling and Mildred Killgrove; one brother, Jim Killgrove.  Mrs. McBride was a member of Heritage Hills Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. McBride are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ken and Terry McBride of Blairsville, Larry and April McBride of Farmville, VA; one sister, Clara Belle Katalines of Willowick, OH; one sister-in-law, Fern Killgrove of Mesa, AZ; niece, Dolly Robinson of Rootstown, OH; five grandchildren, Paul, Kevin, Aaron, Sarah and Kate McBride; great grandchildren, Evelyn, Tyler, Ethan, Kendyl and Aric McBride; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11 .m. from the funeral home chapel with pastor Timothy Braun officiating.  Special music was presented by Aaron McBride and Amanda McBride.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Paul, Aaron and Kevin McBride, Hoyt, Steven Dyer and Michael Raper, Fred Poteet and Don Kennedy.  Interment followed in Meadow Hills Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday 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 online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

           


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March 26, 2008              Page 17A

 

charles herbert “herb” grounds

 

            Mr. Charles Herbert “Herb” Grounds, age 75, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, passed away on February 21, 2008 in lake Worth, FL.  Mr. Grounds was born on January 6, 1933 in Esther, MO, the son of the late Charles and Pauline Lewis Grounds.  After serving in the U.S. Military, stationed in Fairbanks, AK, Herb and his wife, June moved to Ft. Lauderdale in the late 1950’s.  Herb joined the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department in 1959, retiring in 1983.

            He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-four years, June; children, Terri Tucker, Lori Korn (Carl), and John Grounds (Anna); along with grandchildren Matthew Peets, Jana, Alyssa & Jennifer Grounds and Kristina Korn, as well as great-grandchildren Evan, mason and Ella Peets.

A memorial service will be held locally on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 4 p.m. from Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. George Cline officiating.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County c/o Spectrum Healthcare Foundation, 5300 E. Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407 in Mr. Grounds memory.

            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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ronald mcqueen coleman

 

            Ronald McQueen Coleman, age 65 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, March 21, 2008 at his home.  Coleman was born Monday, June 29, 1942 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Wallace McQueen Coleman and the late Mary Turner Coleman.  He was a graduate of Avondale High School Class of 1960.  He had been a resident of Union County for the past 8 years, moving here from Gwinnett County, GA.  Mr. Coleman was of the Lutheran Faith.

            Survivors include: wife, Sharon Coleman of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Jack Stanfill of Athens, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Quinn Todd and Amy Coleman of Monroe, GA and a grandson, Jack Stanfill, Jr.

Memorial services were held Monday, March 24, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home with Minister Terry Stuart officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Relay For Life.

            The magnificent scenic geography of our little town is so very beautiful, but the loving and caring people who live here makes Blairsville Heaven on earth.  We express our gratitude for the privilege to live in Blairsville, and what a blessing to die here.

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA is in charge of the arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

           


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March 26, 2008              Page 17A

 

ruby o. godfrey

 

            Miss Ruby O. Godfrey, age 91, of Wesley Mountain Drive, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2008 in Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Miss Godfrey was born on September 20, 1915 in Fannin County, GA, the daughter of the late James B. Godfrey and the late Carrie Rose Godfrey.  Miss Godfrey was a nurse most of her life in several different hospitals around the country.  One of her supervisors wrote this about Ruby, “Miss Godfrey’s greatest fault, if we can call it so, lies upon perfection from herself, her co-workers and the situation in which she finds herself, whatever it may be.  Her standards, both in her personal life and in any job she does, are very high, therefore making it quite difficult at times for her to accept second best in a situation which demands it.  She takes the welfare of her patients very much to heart and spends many extra hours off duty in concerning herself with that very thing.”  This critique sums up Roby’s life, helping those in need.  She was preceded in death by her parents and seven sisters.  She was of the Protestant faith.         

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Branan Lodge and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union-Towns Humane Society in memory of Miss Godfrey.

            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 26, 2008              Page 17A

 

john p. weaver

 

            John P. Weaver, age 81 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Union County Nursing Home.  Mr. Weaver was born Sunday, May 2, 1925 in Lewis County, KY to the late Fred and Katherine Jackson Weaver.  He was preceded in death by his wife Cathy Jackson Weaver.

            He is survived by a daughter, Katherine Weaver of Apopka, FL.

            Services were held Monday, March 24, 2008 at 10 a.m. from Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Potts officiating. 

The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA is in charge of the arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.