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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 13, 2011                            Page 16A

 

charles wesley padgett

 

Mr. Charles Wesley Padgett, age 85, of Coosa View Lane, Blairsville, formerly of Lithonia, GA, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in the Heritage Health Care following an extended illness.  Mr. Padgett was born on Aug. 17, 1925 in Sandersville, GA, the son of the late Paul Perry Padgett and the late Marion Veal Padgett.  He was a veteran of the US Marines of WWII in which he was wounded in action in the South Pacific and received the Purple Heart.  He retired in 1985 from the US Postal Service after over thirty three years of service.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Perrian Padgett and a sister-in-law, Martha Hodges Padgett.  Charles was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  Mr. Padgett was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union County.

Surviving Mr. Padgett are his loving wife of sixty-four years, Anita Campbell Padgett of Blairsville, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Chuck and Pam Padgett of Cumming, GA, Mark Padgett of Canton, GA, two grandchildren, Adam and Kristin Padgett both of Canton, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Lewis officiating.  Special music will be presented by Jeff Bauman and Keith DeFoor.  Military Honors will be presented by the North GA Honor Guard.  Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Activities Center or to a favorite charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Padgett.  The family will meet with friends following the services.

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


Charles Wesley Padgett


CHARLES WESLEY PADGETT
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 13, 2011                            Page 16A

 

lucille j. crosby

 

Mrs. Lucille J Crosby, age 80, of Warner's way Blairsville, GA formerly of Dover, MA passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011 following a brief illness.  Ms. Crosby was born on November 25, 1930 in Cincinnati Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank Miller and the late Edna Curtis Miller.  Mrs. Crosby graduated from Framing Ham Massachusetts State College.  She taught School at the Harwich Middle School (5th & 6th Grade) for many years.  She enjoyed knitting quilting and cooking.  She was a member of the Misty Mountain Quilters Guild.  She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.  She had a great lover and appreciation for the beauty and charm of both Dover and Wellesley.  Mrs. Crosby was a member of the Coosa United Methodist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Crosby are her loving companion, Ned Strout, one daughter Dawn Brewster of East Falmouth, MA, two sons and one daughter-in-law Edward Crosby of Wellesley MA, Paul and Beverly Crosby of Bridgeport W.VA, one brother Stanley Miller of Homestead FL, one sister-in-law Sheila Miller of Homestead FL, several nieces and nephews, four grandchildren, Shawn Crosby, Sydney, Morgan, and Adam Brewster, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A Memorial service will be held later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and Mrs. Crosby's memory. (sic)

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


Lucille J. Crosby

           

 LUCILLE J. CROSBY
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 13, 2011                            Page 16A

 

cindy marie mcconn

 

Mrs. Cindy Marie McConn, age 51, of Hwy. 515 East, Blairsville, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011 following a brief illness.  Mrs. McConn was born on July 15, 1959 in Lexington, MA, the daughter of Arthur Millican and Patricia Miller Millican.  Cindy was an ice skating pro and coach and had taught ice skating in the Atlanta area for over ten years.  She had been employed with Walmart and Home Depot.  At the time of her death she was employed with Brasstown Valley Resort.  Cindy was a loving and kind person who was always happy.  She was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Cindy are her parents, Arthur and Patricia Millican of Blairsville, two daughters, Brittany Bottoms of Marietta and Candie Perry of Ottlewal, TN, three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Arthur Millican Jr. of Blairsville, Robin Allen and Melanie Millican of Largo, FL, Bradley and Joan Millican of St. Pete, FL, 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 donations may be made to the Union County Humane Society Mtn. Shelter in memory of Cindy.

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


Cindy Marie McConn


CINDY MARIE McCONN
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April 13, 2011                            Page 16A

 

lydia elizabeth nix saxon

 

Mrs. Lydia Elizabeth Nix Saxon, age 89, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee, GA, following a long illness.  She was born April 17, 1921 in Blairsville, GA to the late Frank and Hattie England Nix.  On October 20, 1936, she was united in marriage to Comer Edward Saxon. Mrs. Saxon worked as a riveter at the Bell Bomber Plant in Marietta, GA, during WWII and was very proud to be amoung (sic) the ladies known as, " Rosie the Riveter". Sewing, gardening and quilting were her passion and she won several Blue Ribbon awards for quilts that she hand pieced and hand quilted.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Birt Columbus Nix and sister, Cora Nix Brown.

Lydia is survived by her loving husband of 74 years, Comer Edward Saxon; two sons, Olen Saxon of Moriarty, NM, and Dean Saxon and fiancée Patti MacLean of Blairsville; two daughters, Betty Louise Saxon Hopkins of Alpharetta, GA, and Brenda Saxon Morgan and husband Jerry of Gainesville, GA; ten grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.  She is further survived by two sisters, Viola Jaworski and Elvia Brookshire; brother, Eugene Nix; and many nieces and nephews and other family members.

Celebration of Life Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Interment was in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends on Thursday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Stacy Hopkins, Derek Saxon, David Saxon, Jerry Morgan, Jamie Burnette and Dean Saxon.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Appalachian Home Health Care and Chatuge Regional Nursing Home for the loving care they gave to Mrs. Saxon.  If you wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please send your condolences and share your fond memories on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com     

Lydia Elizabeth Nix Saxon

LYDIA ELIZABETH NIX SAXON
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April 13, 2011                            Page 16A

 

horace eli strickland

 

Horace Eli Strickland, 93, a retired fireman from City of Marietta, resident of Blairsville, passed away on April 4, 2011.  He was born March 8, 1918.  Horace was preceded in death by wife, Virginia Strickland and daughter Peggy Horton.  He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Gayle and Gene Tatum of Kennesaw, son and daughter-in-law John and Pat Strickland of Blairsville and son and daughter-in-law Tommy and Denise Strickland of Acworth.  He will also be remembered by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  A service in memory of Horace will be held Sunday April 10th at 2 p.m. at Cheatham Hill Baptist Church located at 1811 West Sandtown Rd, Marietta, GA 30064.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Confidence Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

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.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Horace Eli Strickland


HORACE ELI STRICKLAND
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