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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 9, 2008                  Page 6B

 

delphna gibson

 

Mrs. Delphna Gibson age 83, of Ray Lewis Rd., Blairsville formerly of Lakeland, FL passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2008 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Gibson was born on March 31, 1925 in Lawty, FL, the daughter of the late Carl L. Hilliard and the late Wealtha Byrd Hilliard. Delphna loved working in the yard and especially growing flowers.  She enjoyed going to garage sales.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and all those who knew her.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Gibson in 1993 and by her first husband, Earl Starling in 1990; a son, Jerry Wayne Starling in 2002 and by nine brothers and sisters.  Mrs. Gibson was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Lakeland, FL.

Surviving Mrs. Gibson are one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and George Priebe of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Kathy Starling of Lakeland, FL, one sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Mark Mott of Cooksville, TN; eight grandchildren, Chris Priebe, Cindy James, Justin, Brittany and Brandon Starling, Regina Wiltse, Tina and Selina Starling; six great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday April 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Luther Thomas officiating. Special music will be presented by Rev. Luther Thomas officiating.  Special music was presented by Rev. Luther Thomas.  The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Justin Starling, Brad James, Chris Priebe, George Starling, Eric Wiltse and Butch Dockery. Interment followed in the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8pm.

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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April 9, 2008                  Page 6B

 

donald lee knies

 

Mr. Donald Lee Knies, age 78, Clear Creek Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday March 30, 2008 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Knies was born on Oct.7, 1929 in Truckee, CA, the son of the late Daniel Michael Knies and the late Hazel May Passinetti Knies.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force of the Korean War. He was Past Master of the Masonic Lodge F&AM.  His hobbies included wood crafting and building.  Mr. Knies was a member of Shepherd Chapel Church.

Surviving Mr. Knies are his loving wife of fifty-five years, Dorothy Bell Knies of Blairsville; two sons, Don A. Knies of Ogden, Utah, Bart A. Knies of Riceville, TN; three sisters and brothers-in-laws, Margie and Steve LaFranchi of Seattle, WA, Betty and Dave Mathison of Seattle, Delores and Bill Simpson of New Plymouth, ID; four grandchildren, Greg, Bryan, Brandon and Chad Knies, two great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Aiden Knies; 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 Humane Society of Murphy, NC in memory of Mr. Knies.

Mountain View Funeral Home 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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April 9, 2008                  Page 6B

 

ruth short vanetten

 

Mrs. Ruth Short VanEtten, age 87, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008.  Mrs. VanEtten was born in mercer County, WV on Wednesday, January 19, 1921, a daughter of the late Charles Ross Short and Pearl Belcher Short.  Mrs. VanEtten was employed by a large department store most of her life.  Mrs. VanEtten moved to Blairsville in 1984 from Winder, GA.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Brink VanEtten, III, and a son, David B. VanEtten.

Blairsville family members include Randy Haines, Charles Lawson, Eleanor Haines, Don Haines; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services were held Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home Blairsville Chapel with Rev. Earl Bishop officiating.  If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society's Mountain Shelter.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville, GA.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

           


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April 9, 2008                  Page 6B

 

james dempsey “jim” bell, jr.

           

            Mr. James Dempsey "Jim" Bell, Jr., age 87, of Blairsville, GA passed away Friday, April 4, 2008 at his residence.  Mr. Bell was born Friday, December 10, 1920 in Crittenden County, AR, to the late James Dempsey Bell and the late Kathryn Swindler Bell.  He attended First Baptist Church of Blairsville and was an Air Force veteran during WWII with the 448th Bomb Group and recalled during the Korean Conflict.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Robert Bell.

Survivors include: wife, Patricia L. Bell of Blairsville; son & daughter-in-law, Richard Larrick and Brenda Bell of Stuart, FL; daughter & son-in-law, Patricia Larrick Allen and Ricky Allen of Blairsville; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn Bell Goodman and George Goodman of Orange City, FL; granddaughter and husband, Casey Hope Williams and Michael Williams; granddaughters, Rebecca Cristen Johnson and Dana Joy Alexandra Johnson.   Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home Blairsville Chapel with the Rev. Fred Lodge and Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Music was provided by Minister R. Terry Hooper.  Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery with military honors conducted by The North Georgia Honor Guard.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Ricky Allen, Dick Gray, Bob Laffoon, Marcus Tuschel, Dick Howington and Louis Linker. Honorary pallbearers included the following gentlemen: Jim Stewart and Rick Siefken.  The family  received friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 6.   Flowers will be accepted; however if you wish, the family suggests that donations may be made to Regency Hospice, P.O. box 494, Hiawassee, GA 30546.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville, GA.  Mr. Bell’s Video Tribute may be viewed at our website: www.cochranfunerralhomes.com, where you may also send condolences to the family.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 9, 2008                  Page 6B

 

ian c.j. kaser

 

Mr. Ian C. J. Kaser age 24 of Lake Cove Lodge Rd., Blairsville passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2008 in Union General Hospital after his life was tragically taken.   Mr. Kaser was born on April 25, 1983 in Columbus, GA, the son of Herman Kaser and Eveningstar Ray Kaser.  Mr. Kaser was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mr. Kaser are one daughter, Aliena Carter of Blairsville; fiancée, Amber Carter of Blairsville; mother and step-father, Eveningstar and James Terry of Blairsville; father, Herman Kaser of Rome, GA; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Mikael and Felicia Kaser of Blairsville, Trevor Kaser of Rome, GA; grandparents, Charles and Marion Brown of Tuscon, AZ; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, mach 31, 2008 from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Special music was a selection of Ian’s favorite hymns.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to a fund set up at United Community Bank for Ian’s daughter, Aliena Carter. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday 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

 

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