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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 6, 2011                              Page 16A

 

clyde green walden

 

Mr. Clyde Green Walden, age 88, of Honaker Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Walden was born on Nov. 27, 1922 in Cairo, GA, the son of the late Asberry Walden and the late Nancy Mixon Walden.  He was a veteran of the US Navy of WWII.  Clyde enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Asberry and Nancy Walden, one brother, R.A. Walden and one sister, Connie Stitz.  Mr. Walden was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mr. Walden are his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Lassie Helton Walden of Blairsville, two sons, Wayne Walden of Blairsville, Gary Walden of Arizona, five grandchildren, Christie, Matthew, Daniel, Randy and Jolene Walden, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 6 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Doug Nave officiating.  Military Honors will be presented by the North GA Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the North GA Honor Guard in memory of Mr. Walden.  The family will meet with friends following the services.

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


Clyde Green Walden


CLYDE GREEN WALDEN
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April 6, 2011                              Page 16A

 

john logan ledford jr.

 

Mr. John Logan Ledford Jr., age 80, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 28, 2011 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Ledford was born on Sunday, June 15, 1930, in Union County, Georgia, to the late John Logan Ledford Sr. and Vesta Rogers Ledford.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  John was a member of Zebulon Baptist church and Young Cane Masonic Lodge #597.  Mr. Ledford also lovingly served as an automotive instructor for 33 years in the Union County Public School system.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Harry Ledford.

He is survived by and lovingly remembered by his wife, Bonnie Warren Ledford of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Johanna and Larry Chambers of Blairsville, daughter, Freya Ledford Browning of Blairsville, daughter and son-in-law Dr. Teresa and John Blakely of Mt. Airy, GA; sisters, Rosella Watkins and Sarah Kelley of Blairsville; grandchildren: Olivia Browning, Evan Browning, Vanna Chambers and Kendell Blakely; and step-grandsons Tyson and Kevin Chambers.  Many other relatives and many friends also survive.

Services for Mr. Ledford were held on Thursday, March 31, 20011, at 2 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Hughes officiating.  Special music was presented by Martha Davenport and Laura Patterson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: John Blakely, Larry Chambers, Stanley Garrett, Mack Mason, Bill Parker, Henry Wilson and Tyson Chambers.

Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with graveside rites presented by Young Cane Masonic Lodge, # 597.

The family received friends at the funeral home, Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 6 until 9 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Family of Funeral and Cremation Services of Blairsville.  You are invited to send your condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

 

           


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April 6, 2011                              Page 16A

 

earl m. bonnette

 

Mr. Earl M. Bonnette, age 86, of Jones Rd., Blairsville, Passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Bonnette was born on Feb. 23, 1925 in Mt. Vernon, IL, the son of the late Earl Martin Bonnette and the late Lela Allen Bonnette.  Earl was a veteran of the US Navy of WWII, serving in the South Pacific for two and a half years.  He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1950.  He retired from Florida Power and Light in 1980 and had served as coordinator with Florida Power and Light Retirees for over twenty-two years.  He was a private pilot for several years.  He was an avid golf player.  Earl had courted the love of his life, Ramona in a BT 13 airplane.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Jean Bonnette in 2008.  Mr. Bonnette was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Bonnette are his loving wife of sixty-three years, Ramona Peek Bonnette of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and John Bruce of Murphy, one son, Robert Bonnette of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Ali and Todd Mercer of Brasstown, NC, Ami Moody of Marietta, Billy Bruce of Murphy, Eric and Jillian Bonnette of Saco, Maine, six grandchildren, Aaron Todd Mercer, Ian Bonnette, Bree Mercer, Danielle Moody, Jack Bonnette and Camden Mercer, 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 the Antioch Baptist Church Food Pantry in memory of Mr. Bonnette.

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


Earl M. Bonnette


EARL M. BONNETTE
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Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 6, 2011                              Page 16A

 

geneva howard

 

Mrs. Geneva Howard, age 96, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011 in the Union County nursing home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Howard was born on December 31, 1914 in Cobb County, the daughter of the late Samuel Harrison Bruce and the late Mary Virginia Beavers Bruce.  Geneva was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and was a friend to many.  She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew J. Howard in 1995, two brothers, Ed and Sam Bruce, two sisters, Mary Kate Emory and Daisy Fortner.  Mrs. Howard was a member of Mary's Memorial Baptist Church in Marietta.

Surviving Mrs. Howard are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert E. And Marilyn Howard of Hopewell, Virginia and E.R. "Bo" Howard of Blairsville, two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Grady Jones of Blairsville, Linda and Brannen Brown of Kennesaw, Georgia, sister-in-law, Mildred Bruce of Marietta, eight grandchildren, Vicki, Sherri, Susan, Lynn, Julie, Donna, Scott and Missy, 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Graveside services for Mrs. Howard were held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 1 p.m. from the Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia with Dr. Phillip Meeks officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Christopher Davenport, Scott Jones, Perry Scallan, David Fuller, Casey Jones, Matthew Cochran and Austin Bryson.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m.

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

           

 


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April 6, 2011                              Page 16A

 

guy b. turner

 

Mr. Guy B. Turner, age 90, of Allison Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in the Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mr. Turner was born on May 18, 1920 in Lula, GA, the son of the late John Burton Turner and the late Bessie Turner.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army of World War II.  Guy was active as long as possible in the Union County and Fannin County Singing Conventions.  He taught many shaped note music schools in the Tri-State area.  He was inducted into the Union County Historical Society as a pioneer of gospel music in this area in 2009.  He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Steven Cox.  Mr. Turner was a member and Deacon of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Turner are his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Clyta Patterson Turner of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Jayne Turner of Waverly TN, Charles and Rebecca Turner of Dallas GA, two daughters and one son-in-law, Delga Cox of Blairsville, Carolyn and Paul Filer of Blairsville, six grandchildren Morris Turner, Daryll Gibbs, Daniel Gibbs, Jennifer Holt, Ashley Diaz, and Brandon Turner, 12 great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Turner were held on Sunday April 3, 2011 at 3 PM from the Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Grady Ray, Jr. and Rev. Larry Williams officiating.  Mr. Turner lay in state at the church on Sunday from 2-3 p.m.  Special music was presented by the Oak Grove Baptist Church choir and other Conventions Singers. Serving as pallbearers were Daryll Gibbs, Daniel Gibbs, Brandon Turner, Roger Turner, Stanley Turner, and Grady Turner.  In lieu of flowers if you wish memorials may be made to the North Georgia School of Music or to the Union County Singing Convention in memory Mr. Turner.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-9 p.m.

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


Guy B. Turner


GUY B. TURNER
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william kenneth mckellips

 

Mr. William Kenneth McKellips, age 84, of Copperhead Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at his home following extended illness.  Mr. McKellips was born on August 10, 1926 in San Francisco, CA, the son of the late Earl McKellips and the late Ruby Claudier McKellips.  He served as an aviation radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944 until 1946 in the Pacific.  William was a Ham Radio Operator and enjoyed electronics.  He retired from the federal government, Veterans Affairs after many years of service.  He is preceded in death by the mother of his children, Bettie Darling McKellips in 1969.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  Mr. McKellips was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mr. McKellips are his loving wife of 28 years, Judith Anderson McKellips of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law Penny and Roy Hall of Brandon Florida, two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Judy McKellips Jr. of Corning, CA, David and Celia McKellips of Newburgh Indiana, three stepchildren John Kevin and Anne Mohan of Chicago IL, Dr. Jacqueline Mohan and Paul Frankson of Athens GA, Elizabeth and Michael Lindsey of Blairsville; grandchildren, Allison, Lauren, Darren, Jimmy, Elizabeth, Christina, Spencer, Jonathan, Julia, Danielle and Michael.  Several cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 4 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Steve Midkiff officiating.  Special music will be presented by Cynthia Lumme’.  Military Honors will be conducted by the North GA Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers if you wish Memorials (sic) may be made to the SAFE House or to the Mountain Shelter Humane Society in Mr. McKellips memory.  Interment will follow on Thursday in the Georgia National Cemetery.  The family will meet with friends following the services at the funeral home.

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


William Kenneth McKellips


WILLIAM KENNETH McKELLIPS
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April 6, 2011                              Page 16A

 

alwayne vesta harkins

 

Mrs. Alwayne Vesta Harkins, age 85, of Robertson Circle, Blairsville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.  Mrs. Harkins was born on August 10, 1925 in Union County, the daughter of the late Willard Nix and the late Lissie Ryder Nix.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Alwayne enjoyed quilting, canning, making jelly and biscuits and gravy.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylva (Sib) Harkins in 2004, a son, Ralph Harkins in 2000, four brothers, Onley, Harrison, Eugene and Frank Nix.  Mrs. Harkins was a member of Owltown Church of God.

Surviving Mrs. Harkins are two daughters and sons-in-law, Rachel and Ronald Dyer of Blairsville, Grace and Joseph Whalen of Canton, GA, two sons, Duke Harkins of Blairsville and Billy Harkins of Blairsville, one sister, Kathleen Culberson of Morganton, twenty-eight grandchildren, forty-eight great grandchildren, thirty five great-great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Collins officiating.  Special music was presented by John Nix, Merita Miller, Bobby Chapman and Ken Young.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Mark, Ronnie and Donnie Dyer, James and Josh Harkins and Chris Dyer. Interment followed in the Owltown Church of God Cemetery where she will rest next to her husband Sib.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday 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.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Alwayne Vesta Harkins


ALWAYNE VESTA HARKINS
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