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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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April 7, 2010                              Page 13A

 

pauline conley

 

            Mrs. Pauline Conley, age 90, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Sunday, March 28, 2010 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Mrs. Conley was born in Toccoa, Georgia, on September 27, 1919, a daughter of the late Virgel Oscar Watkins and the late Julia Alice Stephens Watkins.  She was a homemaker and a member of Zebulon Baptist Church in Blairsville.  Mrs. Conley had been preceded in death by her husband, the late Josiah Eugene “Gene” Conley; a daughter, Doris Kelly; a son, Eugene Conley, III; and a brother, Tommy Watkins. 

            Surviving family members include daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Jerry Stover, of Oakwood, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Ina Conley, of Blairsville; a brother, Raymond Watkins, and a sister, Mabel Rich, both of Blairsville; four grandchildren: Jan McGiboney, Melinda Young, Jerry Stover II, and Barry Stover; nine great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Special music was presented by The Kelley trio.  The following gentlemen were selected to serve as pallbearers: Jerry Stover, Barry Stover, David Chatham, Rusty McGiboney, Tyler McGiboney, and John Young.  Burial was in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  You are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Pauline Conley

PAULINE CONLEY
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April 7, 2010                              Page 13A

 

joann dillinger

 

            Mrs. Joann Dillinger, age 76, of Duck gap Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Dillinger was born on Feb. 18, 1934 in St. Charles, VA, the daughter of the late Neal Rutherford and the late Syble Blondelle Rutherford.  She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.  She was very dedicated to her family and especially to her grandchildren.  Joann loved her church.  She was preceded in death by her step mother, Bonnie Rutherford and a brother, Gene Rutherford.  Joann was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Dillinger are one son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Julia Barnett of Blairsville, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Randall and Jimmie Rutherford of Rockwood, MUI, Gail and Donna Rutherford of Redford, MI, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Deanna (and the late Jerry) Deskins of Ben Hur, VA, Greta and Roger Alsup of Pennington Gap, VA, four grandchildren, Meagan, Chase, Madison and Mallory, a host of nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A celebration of life service was held on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 5 p.m. from the Harmony Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Special music was presented by Claude Duffey, Bryan Sosensky, Rev. Stacy Dyer, Phil Nichols and Ken Ensley.  The family met with friends at the church on Saturday evening from 4-5 p.m.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family request that memorials may be made to harmony Grove Baptist church Building Fund or to Amedisys in memory of Mrs. Dillinger.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.


Joann Dillinger

JOANN DILLINGER
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April 7, 2010                              Page 13A

 

pauline miller

 

            Mrs. Pauline Miller, age 86 of Kiloran Way, of Blairsville, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010, in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Miller was born on June 7, 1923 in Coffeyville, KS, the daughter of the late William Cook and the late Frances Chappell Cook.  Mrs. Miller enjoyed doing genealogy and fishing.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. Miller was of the Baptist faith.  

Surviving Mrs. Miller are her loving husband of seventy years, Paige Miller of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Gaylord and JoElla Miller of Jacksonville, AR, Carl and Beth Miller of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Todd, Tara and Paige Miller, Christie Johnson, three great-grandchild, (sic) Eliza Johnson, Jessica and John Miller, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Graveside services were held on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Crittenden memorial Park Cemetery in Marion, AR.  The family met with friends at the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6-8 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.


Pauline Miller

PAULINE MILLER
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April 7, 2010                              Page 13A

 

billy “gopher” nelson

 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, announces the death of Billy “Gopher” Nelson, age 58 of Blairsville, who passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010 at saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta.

            Services were held in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 2 p.m.  Interment followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  The family received friends on Monday, April 5, 2010, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.

            The Family (sic) requests in lieu of flowers to make memorial contributions to one of the following organizations: The Union county Humane Society, Castaway Critters Pet Rescue, or The American Diabetes Association. 

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please visit us at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com to send condolences and sign the online guest registry.



           


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April 7, 2010                              Page 13A

 

ruth westfall

 

            Ruth Westfall was born in Newport, KY.  She raised her son and daughter in South Florida, then moved to Arizona where she lived for over 35 years.  Her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Craig Arlotta, moved Ruth to Blairsville in order to care for her and nurse her back to health so she could fall in love with the mountains and beauty of the area.  After a brief period of time in Blairsville, Ruth passed away peacefully at home with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.

            Ruth leaves behind two grandsons that love her dearly, her 98 year old sister, and many nieces, nephews and other family members in Ohio, all of whom she loved dearly.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 8m 2010 at 4 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home with Deacon John Paul McGuire officiating.  The services will conclude with a white dove release to symbolize Ruth’s homegoing. 

            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.


Ruth Westfall

RUTH WESTFALL
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April 7, 2010                              Page 13A

 

rex david rogers

 

            Mr. Rex David Rogers, age 77, of Jim Davenport Rd., Blairsville, passed away at his home on Monday, March 29, 2010.  Mr. Rogers was born on Nov. 18, 1932 in Blairsville, GA, the son of the late Joseph Fletcher Rogers and the late Virginia Davenport Rogers-Oneil.  He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon (March 2008) and a brother, Keith Rogers (March 2008).  Rex was longtime past owner of Tri-City Siding of Blairsville.  He attended Ebenezer Baptist Church and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Rogers are four sons and daughters-in-law, David and Lori Rogers of Blairsville, Brian and Rhonda Rogers of Lula, GA, Mark and Wanda Rogers of Greensboro, NC, Mike and Karen Rogers of Blairsville, one daughter Karen Rogers of Blairsville, seven grandchildren, Travis Rogers of Memphis, TN, Josh Rogers of Kennesaw, GA, Blake and Leah Rogers of Lula, GA, Kayla, Kyle and Joel Rogers of Blairsville, one great-grandchild, Faylyn Long of Hayesville, NC, one brother, Max Rogers of Clinton Township, Michigan, sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Tom Newton of Taylor, MI, brother-in-law, Gary Ferguson of East Detroit, MI, sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Fritz Jerguson of Warren, MI, brother-in-law, Freddie Ferguson of Warren, MI, sister-in-law, Terri Benoit of Taylor, MI, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Helton and Rev. Billy Raburn officiating.  The body lay in state at the church from 1-2 p.m.  Special music was presented by Troy Phillips and Family and Jack Cochran.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Gary, Brent, Josh, Matthew and Travis Rogers and Daniel Byrd.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Gideons or to the Antioch Youth Ministries in memory of Mr. Rogers.

            The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday 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.


Rex David Rogers

REX DAVID ROGERS
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April 7, 2010                              Page 13A

 

richard fredrick racicot

 

            Mr. Richard Fredrick Racicot, age 82, of Upper Fox Trail, Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 in the Murphy Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mr. Racicot was born on Oct. 9, 1926 in North Hampton, MA, the son of the late Felix Arthur Racicot and the late Adelia Sequin.  He was a veteran of the US Navy of WWII.  Richard was a member of the Beagle Club in West Hampton, MA, and also a member of the VFW.  He was a carpenter by trade and loved to build just about anything.  He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Pearl McKenna, Lillian Duvall, Claire Radcliff, Arthur Racicot, Rachael Brissette, Donald Racicot, Blanche White, Ruby Lucey and Marietta LaPointe.  Mr. Racicot was of the Catholic faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Racicot are his loving wife of sixty-four years, Lorraine Bertrand Racicot of Blairsville, one brother, Bobby Racicot of N. Hampton, MA, one sister, Doris Lacocco of N. Hampton, MA, niece, Karen Staelems of Blairsville, nephew, David LaPointe of Sarasota, FL, 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 donations may be made to the Blairsville Chapter of the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Racicot. 

            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.


Richard Fredrick Racicot

RICHARD FREDRICK RACICOT
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james edward bound

 

            James Edward Bound, age 59, of Charlotte, NC formerly of Blairsville, passed away on March 9, 2010 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC following a brave fight against cancer.

            James was born October 17, 1950 in St. Augustine, FL, the son of Marie Bound and the late Bill Bound.  Jim was a loving father and husband and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.  He enjoyed helping people, church activities, camping, outdoor activities and spending time with his family and many friends. 

            He is survived by mother, Marie Bound of Blairsville, his wife, Debby Bound of Charlotte, NC, four children, James Bound of North Carolina, Amy Sherburne of South Carolina, Jessy Bound of Charlotte, NC and McCayne Bound of Charlotte; brother John Bound of Florida and sister, Chrissy Lee of Blairsville, cherished grandchildren and many friends also survive.