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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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April 14, 2010                            Page 5C

 

billy nelson

 

            Billy Nelson better known as Mr. Gopher, age 58 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta.

Billy was born on July 3, 1951 in Murphy, NC to J.C. and Edna Earl Sampson Nelson of Blairsville. Billy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville, Young Cane Masonic Lodge, F&AM, the Blairsville Cruisers, and was a regular member of the B R Roundtable.  He was such a Ford enthusiast that if you cut him he would bleed Ford Blue!

Surviving, in addition to his parents are his wife, Angela Bell Nelson of Blairsville; daughter, Katie Nelson of Augusta, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Patsy Nelson King and Chris King of Blairsville; nephews, Mitchell King of New York, NY, and Curtis King of Blairsville.

Life Celebration services were held in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Billy Stiles and Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating. Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens. Serving as pallbearers were Robby Turner, Jacky Jones, Randy Sosebee, Terry Roberts, Gene Mason and Steve Hill. Honorary pallbearers included Tyson Chambers, Jimmy Thomas, R.B. Brown, Johnny Thomas, Don Ragen, Joe Carter, Mike Plott and Charlie Brown.

The family received friends on Monday, April 5, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.

The family requests in lieu of flowers to make memorial contributions to one of the following organizations: The Union County Humane Society, 2079 Bowling Gap Circle, Blairsville, GA 30512; or, Castaway Critters Pet Rescue; or The American Diabetes Association. P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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

Billy Nelson

BILLY NELSON
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 14, 2010                            Page 5C

 

ruth westfall

5/20/1919 – 4/3/2010

 

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 lover her dearly, her 98-year-old sister, and many nieces, nephews and other family members in Ohio, all who she loved dearly. 

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 4 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home with Deacon John Paul McGuire officiating.  The services concluded 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 14, 2010                            Page 5C

 

norman henry cross

 

Mr. Norman Henry Cross, age 75, of Blueberry Lane, Blairsville passed away on Saturday April 10, 2010 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Cross was born on June 27, 1934 in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Norman Cross and the late Esther Leary Cross.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  He retired as a Computer Programmer from Olsonite with over twenty-five years of service.  Norman loved military models, woodworking and other outdoor projects.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Cross in 2006.  Mr. Cross was of the Christian faith.

Surviving Mr. Cross are one son and daughter-in-law, Norman J. and Simone Cross of Redford, MI, one daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Tony Jordan of Blairsville, two brothers and sister-in-laws, Jack and Zonnie Cross of Dallas, TX, Richard and Janice Cross of Troy, MI, one granddaughter, Julia Cross, a niece and nephew, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A graveside service was held on Monday April 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Union Memory Gardens Cemetery with Pastor David Wright officiating.  A memorial service and visitation will be held at a later date and will be announced.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers: Tony Norman J. Cross, Tony Jordan, Tommy Anderson, Rodney Joiner, Frank Camadecka and Charles Long.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to a favorite charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Cross.

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


Norman Henry Cross

NORMAN HENRY CROSS
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The North Georgia News

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April 14, 2010                            Page 5C

 

gerardine biemer

           

            Mrs. Gerardine Biemer age 94, of Highland Trace, Blairsville formerly of Philadelphia, PA and West Palm Beach, FL. passed away on Sunday April 4, 2010 at her home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Biemer was born on November 18,1915 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late Henry Dietz and the late Marie Beuttler Dietz.  She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, cryptograms and reading.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Biemer in 1993.  Mrs. Biemer was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mrs. Biemer are one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Mary Ellen Adams of Blairsville, four grandsons, Michael and Jeffrey Adams, Joseph and Kevin Graff, five great grandchildren, Kayla, Kaci, Hunter, Dylan and Tylor, 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 American Cancer Society or to the Union County Humane Society in memory of Mrs. Biemer.

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.mountianviewfuneralhome.com


Gerardine Biemer

GERARDINE BIEMER
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