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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 30, 2011                          Page 15A

 

james robert johnson

 

Mr. James Robert Johnson, better known as "Mr. Tick", age 81, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Union General Hospital.  Mr. Johnson was born July 26, 1929 in Jacksonville to the late James Robert Johnson Sr. and Lillian Ollie Akin Johnson. 

Mr. Johnson graduated from Landon High School in Jacksonville and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  A favorite hobby of his was flying radio-controlled airplanes in Jacksonville.  He was an amazing watercolor artist and retired from the Graphic Art Department of the North Georgia News after living in Blairsville since 1979.  He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Blue Ridge and a true family man.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ira Joe Johnson; and infant son, Robert Waring Johnson.

He will be greatly missed and is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ann Johnson of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Dennis Adams of Sarasota, Florida; brother, George Walter Johnson, of Jacksonville; granddaughters, Amanda Adams and Katie Adams, grandson, Kyle Adams, and close family friend, Dave Sosensky.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial Services (sic) are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, April 2, 2011 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Blue Ridge with the Reverends Mr. Victor Morgan and Mr. Ronald Wikander officiating.  Interment will follow at the St. Luke's Episcopal Cemetery.

<>            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Blairsville.  You may share your condolences with the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


<>James Robert Johnson

JAMES ROBERT JOHNSON
    Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home

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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 30, 2011                          Page 15A

 

michael joseph connelly, jr

 

Mr. Michael Joseph Connelly Jr., age 83, of Town View Circle, Blairsville, and Clearwater, FL, passed away peacefully at his home in Blairsville following an extended illness.  Mr. Connelly was born on August 30, 1927 in Morristown, NJ, the son of the late Michael Joseph Connelly Sr. and the late Nora Conners Connelly.  He was a veteran of the US Army of WWII.  He owned and operated Connelly’s Tire and Auto Repair in Clearwater for over thirty-four years.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Holmquist and Dorothy Connelly.  Mr. Connelly was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mr. Connelly are his loving wife of thirty-four years, Brenda Dow Connelly of Blairsville and Clearwater, ten children, Robert Connelly of New Hope, PA, Marlene Connelly of St. Pete, FL, Michael Connelly of Denville, NJ, Deborah Connelly of Seminole, FL, Mary Ellen Connelly of Columbus, OH, Paul Connelly of Drums, PA, Brian Connelly of Tarpon Springs, FL, Heather Martin of Gainesville, FL, Joseph Nichols of Gainesville, FL, Laura Connelly of Whippany, NJ, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

No services are planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Regency Hospice of Hiwassee in memory of Mr. Connelly.

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 North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 30, 2011                          Page 15A

 

roger lee cobb

 

Mr. Roger Lee Cobb, age 67, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Roger was born in Ducktown, Tennessee, on Monday, April 19, 1943, a son of the late Ivan Tiberious Cobb and the late Louetta Smith Cobb.  He served in the U.S. Army in Germany, as a mechanic in the armored division.  A member of Young Cane Masonic Lodge, F & AM, #597, Roger served as Past Master, District Deputy, and as Secretary of Young Cane Lodge for many years.  He was a member and deacon of Union Baptist Church.

Roger is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Bonnie Nix Cobb; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannie and David Webb, and Sarah and Adam Copeland, all of Blairsville; sister, Marie Adams, of Cleveland, Georgia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene and Gerald Mong, of Medina, Ohio; and Wanda and Toby Laster, of Blairsville; four grandchildren: Chelsea Lee Kinnersley, Tiberious "Ty" Copeland, Christina “Gracie” Copeland, and Roger Blake Webb.  Many nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at 3 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, with Rev. Tommy Hunt and Rev. Benny Nix officiating.  Special music was presented by Union Baptist Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Buddy Rowan, Richard Corn, Randy Brown, Jerry Roberts, Johnny Evans, James Grizzle, Wayne Roberts, and Roy Phillips.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of Young Cane Masonic Lodge, #597.  Burial was in Union Baptist Church Cemetery, with graveside military honors presented by North Georgia Honor Guard and Georgia army national Guard, and Masonic Graveside Rites presented by Young Cane Masonic Lodge #597.  Visitation at the funeral home began on Tuesday evening, after 5 p.m., with the family especially meeting with friends between the hours of 5 until 9.

Memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist church Cemetery Fund, c/o Betty Shuler, 2570 Russell Scenic Hwy., Blairsville, GA 30512; or Young Cane Masonic Lodge, #597, (Julius Chambers Scholarship Fund), c/o Richard Corn, 81 Forrister Place, Blairsville, GA 30512.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Family of Funeral and Cremation Services.  Please send your fond memories and condolences to the family at our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Roger Lee Cobb


ROGER LEE COBB
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 30, 2011                          Page 15A

 

naomi belle cummings

 

Naomi Belle Cummings, age 90, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home.  Ms. Naomi was born on July 9, 1920 to Edward and Ella Norris in Huntington, Ohio.  She lived in many areas of the country but before coming to Blairsville in her latter years, she resided in Vero Beach, FL and Bryson City, NC.  In Bryson City she was pianist for Hillside Baptist Church and also at Grace Christian Academy.  The Lord truly blessed Ms. Naomi with a musical gift that she shared with others all of her life.  While at Union County Nursing home she played in the talent shows and played for quarterly memorial services.  She worshiped the Lord with her music and all who heard her play enjoyed a true worship experience.

Ms. Naomi was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, John W. Swesey.  She is survived by their three children: Patricia Sumner, Anderson SC, Robert (Kay) Swesey, Wellington, OH and Mary (Harry) Cox, Blairsville, GA.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Jack V. Cummings and is survived by her step-daughter, Cheryl (Clint) Dahlstrom, BC, Canada.  Ms. Naomi was blessed to be called Grandma by 16 and loved as great-grandma by 36.  She is also survived by other relatives and friends.  Family and friends will attend morning church service at Hillside Baptist Church in Bryson City on Sunday, April 3rd in honor of Jack and Naomi.

A graveside funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Swain Memorial Park with Pastor Alemany and under the direction of Moody Funeral Home, Sylva, NC.  You may send condolences online at www.moodyfh.com.  Cochran Funeral Home also has an online obituary available for viewing.  A Memorial Service will be held at Union County Nursing Home under the direction of Georgia Mountain Hospice. Date and time to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, you may send contributions to Grace Christian Academy, P.O. Box 1099, Bryson City, NC 28713

           

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 30, 2011                          Page 15A

 

john “gary” goode

 

Mr. John (Better known as Gary) Goode, age 58,  Of (sic) Peachtree Ln., Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 following a brief illness.  Gary was born on September 20, 1952 in Orlando Florida, the son of the late James Goode and  Marjorie Harkins Goode.  Gary enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, sailing, diving, and hunting.  He also liked collecting Arrowheads in his spare time.  He was a loving son, father, brother and was a friend to many.  Mr. Goode was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mr. Goode are his mother, Marjorie Goode of  Blairsville, the mother of Gary’s children, Deborah Goode of Blairsville, two sons, Matt Goode and Dustin Goode both the Blairsville, one sister Marcia Stewart of Blairsville, two brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Gloria Goode of Orlando Florida, Richard and Jill Goode of Blairsville, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service for Mr. Goode was held on Friday March 25, 2011 at 7 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Whitley officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish memorials may be made to the American Red Cross in Gary's memory.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-7 p.m., just prior to the services.

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


John Goode


JOHN GOODE
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home