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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 31, 2010                          Page 4C

 

Mary Ruth Ingram

 

            Mrs. Mary Ruth Ingram, age 81, of Oak Tree Village Park, Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Ingram was born on March 22, 1929 in Pine Hill, TN, the daughter of the late Mack Henry Seals and the late Helen Irene Nelson Seals.  Mary enjoyed gardening and going to church.  She was a kind and gentle woman who always saw the good in everyone.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Ray Ingram in 2003, a son, Gary Neal Lynn and two brothers, Russell and Gene Seals.  Mrs. Ingram was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.   

            Surviving Mrs. Ingram are two sons, William H. Lynn of Boynton Beach, FL., Stanley Ray Lynn of Blairsville and fiancée, Rita Jackson of Canton, GA, brothers and sisters, Jimmie Seals of Oak Ridge, TN, Maxie Seals of Riceville, TN, Shirley Moore of Ten Mile, TN, Glen Seals of Cleveland, TN, Wayne seals of Riceville, TN, Hence Seals of Florence, SC, Lavada Allen of Decatur, TN, Jerry Seals of Riceville, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the rev. Hence Seals officiating.  Serving as pallbearers were family and friends.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery where she will rest next to her husband.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-9 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.


Mary Ruth Ingram

MARY RUTH INGRAM
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March 31, 2010                          Page 4C

 

judy williams farly

 

            Mrs. Judy Williams Farley, age 64, of Pleasant Valley Lane, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Farley was born on April 25, 1945 in Griffin, GA, the daughter of the late Spruce Irvin Williams and the late Virginia Dare Windsor Williams.  She worked for several years with WSB TV in Atlanta.  Judy loved to oil paint.  She was a loving wife, mother and sister and was a friend to many.  Mrs. Farley was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving Mrs. Farley are her loving husband and best friend, James Farley of Blairsville, two children, dawn Farley of Woodstock, GA, Clint Farley of Marietta, GA, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Patricia and Alan Lisenby of Atlanta, Tammi Williams of Atlanta, 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 MS Society in memory of Mrs. Farley. 

            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.

           


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william tobias thiem

 

            Mr. William Tobias Thiem, age 90, of River St., Hiawassee, formerly of Wesley Mtn. Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010 in the Chatuge regional Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mr. Thiem was born on Oct. 19, 1919 in East Orange, NJ, the son of the late Robert S. Thiem and the late Anna E. Wagner Thiem.  He was a veteran of the US army of WWII.  He served as Bailiff of the Union County Court System for several years.  He was Captain of the Company Band which played for Eisenhower’s Ticket Tape Parade and also played for Franklin D. Roosevelts’s (sic) funeral.   William enjoyed reading and listening to music.  He was a loving husband, father, uncle and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert s. Thiem Jr.  Mr. Thiem was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Thiem are his loving wife of twenty-three years, Betty Churchwell Thiem of Blairsville, two sons, William Thiem Jr. of Tampa, FL, David Thiem of Cartersville, GA, step daughter and son-in-law, Connie Louise and Eric Jupina of Covington, GA, nephew, Bob Thiem of Palm coast, FL, two grandchildren, Sarah Jane summers and Jessica Catherine Summers, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 3 p.m. from the Grace Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jon Jacobs officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the M.S. Foundation in memory of Mr. Thiem.  The family will meet with friends following the services at the church. 

            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.


William Tobias Thiem

WILLIAM TOBIAS THIEM
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joseph edwin reece

 

            Mr. Joseph Edwin Reece, age 79, of Spiva Way, Blairsville, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Reece was born on June 14, 1930 in Union County, the son of the late John F. Reece and the late Dora Phillips Reece.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Goss Reece in 1985.  Mr. Reece was a member of Owltown Church of God. 

            Surviving Mr. Reece are two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Terry and Connie Reece of Cornelia, GA, Joseph E. and Teresa Reece of Hiawassee, one daughter, Betty Riggins of Buford, GA, one sister, Lawanda Spiva of Blairsville, nine grandchildren, Dana and Shawnetta Reece, Eddie Reece, terry Lee and Toni Reece Jr, Angela Kristina and Seth Perkins, Tiffany Maria Reece, Tisha Riggins, Jennifer riggings, Nicole Smith and Meredith Pruitt, seven great-grandchildren, Chase, Kaila, Taylor, Devin, Daylynd, Madisyn and Greyson, Madalene, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Terry Reece and Rev. James Hughes officiating.  Special music was presented by Ruth Patterson and Peggy Patrick.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, James, Ricky, Jerry and gene Spiva, Ronnie Reece and John Nix.  Interment followed in the Owltown Church of God Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-9 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.


Joseph Edwin Reece

JOSEPH EDWIN REECE
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March 31, 2010                          Page 5C

 

muriel jean dufresne charpentier

 

            Mrs. Muriel Jean Dufresne Charpentier, age 75, of Horizon Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010 in the Union county Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Charpentier was born on Dec. 16, 1934 in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late Wilfred Camile Dufresne and the late Annette Yvonne Heroux Dufresne.  Muriel was a loving sister and aunt.  She is gone from our sight.  Muriel was of the Catholic faith. 

            Surviving Muriel are one brother and sister-in-law, Wilfred and Kathryn DuFresne of Blairsville, one sister, Constance A. Pla of Sarasota, FL, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date with interment to follow in St. Clare’s Columbarium.   In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in memory of Mrs. Charpentier. 

            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.


Muriel Jean Dufresne Charpentier

MURIEL JEAN DUFRESNE CHARPENTIER
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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, mother, Edith Garrett of Young Harris, 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 and 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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tony mack pruitt

 

            Tony Mack Pruitt, age 61, of Suches, GA, died March 24, 2010 at his resident.

Mr.  Pruitt had lived most of his life in Suches, GA.  He was an U.S. Air Force veteran. 

            Mr. Pruitt was preceded in death by his father, William Junior Pruitt.

            He is survived by his mother, Alma Pruitt, Suches, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Marianne Pruitt, Suches, GA, Mark and Terri Pruitt, Hogansville, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Ben Beall, Suches, GA; nieces and nephews, William and Morgan Pruitt, Suches, GA, Rusty and Allison Conravey, New Orleans, LA, David and Grace Conravey, Jeffersonville, IN, Tyler and Melissa Rutledge, Hogansville, GA, Ashley and Candi Wilkins, Dahlonega, GA, Brandy and Bobby Miller, Suches, GA, Tracy and Chad Marvin, McDonough, GA; niece, Morgan Rutledge; great nieces and nephews, Natalie and Jack Conravey, Abram Cole Wilkins, Trinity, Christian, and Andrew.

            Funeral services were scheduled for 2 PM Friday, March 26, 2010 at Zion Baptist church in Suches, GA.  Rev. Fred Whitley, Dr. Don Pruitt, and Tommy Allums officiated. 

            Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors by the veterans Alliance Honor Guard.

            The family received friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 4 PM until 8 PM. 

            Anyone wishing to make a donation in Tony’s memory can do so to the TLC House at the VA Hospital in Asheville, NC, 1100 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC 28805. 1-828-298-7911.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of arrangements.                       

 


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ethel d. everett

 

            Mrs. Ethel D. Everett, age 89, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 25, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Everett was born in Towns County, GA, on Wednesday, March 31, 1920, a daughter of the late Doll Denton and the late Myrtle Eller Denton.  Mrs. Everett had worked during World War II at the Bell Bomber plant in Marietta.  She had lived most of her life in Blairsville, and was a member of Providence United Methodist Church.  Active with the Union County Senior Center, Mrs. Everett enjoyed quilting.  Preceding her in death besides her parents: her husband, Glenn Everett; a son, Phillip G. Everett; five sisters: Mae Bell Denton; Grace Nicholson; Gladys Hooper; Dorsey Worley Fink; Edith Chambers; and a brother, Earl Denton. 

            Surviving family members include son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Patricia Everett, of Blairsville; a brother, George Denton, of North Charleston, SC; a sister, Opal Buchanan, of Pisgah Forest, NC; and a sister-in-law, Carmen Keith, of Blairsville; two grandchildren and their spouses: Dean and Angie R. Everett and Donna and Clyde Carroll; five great grandchildren: Dalton Everett, Lance Everett, Clay Carroll, Maci R. Everett, and Coty Carroll.  Many friends and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, March 28, 2010, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Charles Gillespie and Dr. John Kay officiating.  Special music for the service was presented by The Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Dalton Everett, Lane Everett, Kermit Chambers, Larry Chambers, Wayne Denton, and James Worley.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort: Lamar Buchanan, Woodrow Worley, Gary Denton, Coty Carroll, and Wes Denton.  Burial was in Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends on Saturday evening, March 27, 2010, at the funeral home, from 6 until 9 p.m.

            If you wish, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Southeast division, Inc.,  Union Unit, P.O. Box 2984, Blairsville, GA 30512; (sic) or to United Hospice, 5004 Appalachian Hwy., Clocktower Crossing, Suite 4, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville.  You may view Mrs. Everett’s Life tribute, and send condolences to the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Ethel D. Everett

ETHEL D. EVERETT
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