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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 8, 2009      Page 15A

 

frank j. stiles

 

            Mr. Frank J. Stiles, age 81 of Page Little Rd., Murphy, and also of Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 in Union County.  Mr. Stiles was born on Jan. 28, 1928 in Cherokee County, NC, the son of the late Robert Thad Stiles and the late Janie Mae Carroll Stiles.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  Frank drove trucks most of his life.  He had driven a dry cleaning truck for several years, traveling through several surrounding counties, worked with United Community Bank as a courier and Union County Government for several years.  When asked of his hobbies, he just would grin and say, working driving truck.  Frank was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great and great-great grandfather and was a special friend to many and will be missed by his family and many friends.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, W.D. Stiles, and Grant Stiles, three sisters, Ernie Postell, Carolyn Morris and Ruth Ballew.  Mr. Stiles was a member of Little Glade Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Stiles are his loving wife of twenty-four years, JoAnne Thompson Stiles of Murphy and Blairsville, one daughter, Virginia Ann Lockhart of Morganton, NC, three sons, Frank Gregory Stiles and Michael Stiles of Morganton, NC, and Tommy stiles of Albormar, NC, two sisters, Margie ash of Atlanta and Cleo Dockery of Waynesville, NC, one brother, Robert Junior Stiles of Andrews, niece, Pat Lance of Blairsville, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 8 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Billy Stiles officiating.  Special music was presented by Scott Lance.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. prior to the services.  Interment and graveside services followed on Friday at 11 a.m. from the Martins Creek Baptist church Cemetery.

            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.

                       


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 8, 2009      Page 15A

 

cordia lorena reece

 

            Cordia Lorena Reece, age 89 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. 

Mrs. Reece was born Sunday, December 7, 1919 in Union County, GA, to the late James and Cordia Miller Duckworth.  She was a member of Choestoe Baptist Church and retired after working for many years in the dietary department of Union General Hospital.  Mrs. Reece was preceded in death by son, Tommy Reece, daughter, Connie Garrett and husband, T.J. Reece. 

Survivors include: son & daughter-in-law, Terry & Courtney Reece of Powder Springs, GA, daughter, June Galloway of Gastonia, NC, daughter-in-law, Rachael Reece of Blairsville, GA, son-in-Law (sic), Stanley Garrett of Blairsville, GA, nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2009 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Zollinger officiating.  Music was provided by Bill Sheffield.  Interment was in Old Choestoe Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Stanley Garrett, Joel Reece, Steven Reece, Michael Galloway, Matt Reece and Mel Davis.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to Choestoe Baptist Church Building Fund.

            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.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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hattie payne stover hixon

 

            Mrs. Hattie Payne Stover Hixon age 67 of McEntire Loop, Calhoun, GA, formerly of Blairsville passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2009 in the Gordon Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. was born on June 8, 1941 in Union County, the daughter of the late Hershel Payne and the late Callie Self Payne.  Hattie loved animals but most of all she loved her family.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, Fred Hixon and William Stover Jr., son, Mitchell Stover, brothers, Wayne Jessie, Tommy and Jim, sisters, Radie Raper, Betty Raper and Lorene Taylor.  Mrs. Hixon was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. 

Surviving Mrs. Hixon are three sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Vickie Stover of Cartersville, Bud and Jamie Stover of Calhoun, Junior and Mary Stover of Ellijay, one daughter-in-law, Sherry Stover of Atlanta, eleven grandchildren, Teresa, Matthew, Joseph, Amanda, Brandi, Justin, Michael, Jennifer, Callie, Jeremy and Lisa, seventeen great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Special music was presented by Lewis and Olene Dyer.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Derek Harris, Austin Harris, Joseph, Justin and Michael Stover, Jeremy Ward, Anthony Quarles and Raymond Holland.  Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday 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.

           


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April 8, 2009      Page 15A

 

venson flowers jr.

 

            Mr. Venson Flowers, Jr., age 81 of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Bartow, FL passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Union General Hospital.  Mr. Flowers was born Thursday, June 16, 1927 in Polk County, FL to the late Venson Flowers, Sr. and the late Leola Smith Flowers.  He had retired form Mobil Chemical Company after 42 years of service.  He was a member and Deacon of Peace Creek Baptist Church, Bartow, FL and a Coast Guard Veteran during WWII.  He was preceded in death by three sisters.

Survivors include: wife, of 63 years, Helen Flowers of Blairsville, GA, son, Venson R. Flowers of Lake Wales, FL, son & daughter-in-law, Rev. Alan and Cheryl Flowers of Young Harris, GA, sisters, Neta Fortner of Rudy, AR, Geraldine Mooneyham of Temple Terrace, FL and Laverne McCall of Barton, FL, four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

            Memorial services were held Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 6 PM from Cowboy Church, Hayesville, NC with Rev. Alan Flowers officiating.  Another memorial service will be held Monday, April 13, 2009 at 10 AM from Peace Creek Baptist Church, Bartow, FL with rev. Alan Flowers and Dr. Paul Parrish officiating.

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

           


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April 8, 2009      Page 15A

 

william troy norton

 

            William Troy Norton, age 81 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 at his home.  Mr. Norton was born Wednesday, March 21, 1928 in Towns County, GA, to the late William Ernest Norton and the late Mae Hooper Norton.  He  was a  lifelong resident of Towns and Union Counties and was a member of Old Union Baptist Church.  Troy was preceded in death by brothers, Hubert and Claude Norton and step-son, Danny Bridges.   

Survivors include: wife, Ruby Norton of Blairsville, GA, son & daughter-in-law, William Scott and Gloria Norton of Blairsville, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Sherry and Donald Knowles of Cottonwood, AL, daughter & son-in-law, Susan and Jason Kirkland of Dothan, AK, step-son, Ricky Bridges of Blairsville, GA, daughter-in-law, Pauline Bridges of Blairsvlle, GA, sister & brother-in-law, Maona and Junior Turpin of Young Harris, GA, sister & brother-in-law, Gaynell and Lucius Barrett of Young Harris, GA, brother & sister-in-law, Junior and Peggy Norton of Dacula, GA, grandchildren, Jessie Smith, Kerri Quattlebaum, Misty Mercer, Rachel Mercer, Amanda Brasseal, Joseph Miller, Cody Norton and Lucas Norton.  9 great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, April 6, 2009 at 2 PM from the Old Brasstown Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Rev. Billy Stiles officiating.  Interment was in Old Brasstown Baptist Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Terry Barrett, Larry Lee, Brandon Lee, Joe Norton, Tamber Thompson and James Jerkins.

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