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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 15, 2009                Page 15A

 

juliete mcintire shanerr

 

            Family and friends mourn the passing of Juliette McIntire Shaner, age 75, of Blairsville, GA on April 4, 2009 of cancer.  Mrs. Shaner grew up in Hagerstown, MD.  She earned an Associate in Arts degree from Hagerstown Community College.  She graduated from Hood College in Frederick, MD, with a Liberal Arts degree, and received a Masters of Library Science degree from Carnegie Mellon Library School in Pittsburgh, PA.  She was a children’s librarian in Silver Spring, MD.  The Shaners lived in Atlanta, GA and retired to Blairsville a number of years ago, and recently celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary in September, 2008.  Mrs. Shaner was an active volunteer for the Friends of the Union County Library. 

Mrs. Shaner is survived by husband Gordon Wesley Shaner and two children: son, John Wesley Shaner of Ocoee, TN, and daughter, Margaret Shaner Gardner of Canton, GA.  She was preceded in death by her fraternal twin sister, Lucy Whetmore Hill, of Parkersburg, WV.  Other survivors include two brothers: Robert McIntire and his wife Carol, of Cape May Courthouse, NJ, and George McIntire and his wife Marie of Abington, MD, as well as several nieces and a nephew.  She has three grandchildren: Allyson and Mason Shaner of Ocoee, TN and Elena Gardner of Canton, GA. 

A memorial service was held on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 8, 2009.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Friends of the Union County Library in Blairsville, GA.

            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 15, 2009                Page 15A

 

winnie ruth holdne maynard

 

            Mrs. Winnie Ruth Holden Maynard age 66 of Groves Mtn., Blairsville formerly of Toccoa, GA, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Maynard was born on Aug. 28,  1942 in Clayton, GA, the daughter of the late Tisha Holden.  Mrs. Maynard was a member of the Blairsville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

Surviving Mrs. Maynard are her loving husband, Silas Maynard of Blairsville, one son, Belton K. Moore of Baltimore, MD, daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Duane Chandler of Nottingham, PA, two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Carla and Jim Cochran of Nottingham, PA, Kimberly and Randy Little of Quarryville, PA, one step-son and daughter-in-law, David Kevin and Kathryn Maynard of Peach Bottom, PA, eleven grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 6 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness with Wayne Visage officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Maynard.       

            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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alice may rector

 

            Mrs. Alice May Rector age 73 of Sunset Drive Edmond, OK, formerly of Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 in the Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK following an extended illness.  Mrs. Rector was born on Aug. 31, 1935 in Dinuba, CA, the daughter of the late Roy Williamson and the late Dorothy Borton Williamson.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. Rector was a member of the Sunset Heights Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Rector are three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Dennis Wooten of Amarillo, TX, Linda and Mike Hickey of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Nancy and Charlie Snyder of Taft, CA, four sisters and two brothers-in-law,  June and Eston Nichols of Sieravista, CA, Dixie Shockley of Hot Springs, AR, Merry Flynn of Charlotte, NC, Margaret Elaine and Don Lacy of Clovis, CA, eight grandchildren, Tausha, Rebecca, Brandy, Jennifer, Nick, Nichole, Nathaniel and Christopher; ten great grandchildren: Lacey, Danisha, Trevor, Jerome, Mercedes, Christian, Alexxia, Curtis, Lexus and Jonah; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 5,  2009 at 3 p.m. from the New Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Harrison Bradley  officiating.  Special music was presented by Josh Dills.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Dennis Wooten, NICK Wooten, James Bradley, Brian Payne, Nathan Burnette and Keith Payne.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the New Union Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Rector.  

            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 15, 2009                Page 15A

 

claxton dewey townsend

 

            Mr. Claxton Dewey Townsend age 64 of Owltown Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, April 6, 2009 in the Union General Hospital in Blairsville following an extended illness.  Mr. Townsend was born on Dec. 16, 1944 in Union County, the son of the late James Dillard Townsend and the late Carrie Reese Townsend.  Claxton was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He was a brickmason by trade for many years.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Wayne Townsend, two sisters, Barbara Dalton and Gwendolen Virginia Townsend.  Claxton was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. 

            Surviving Mr. Townsend are his loving wife of thirty-two years, Nancy Whitt Townsend of Blairsville, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Keith and Laura Townsend Rosser of Alpharetta, C.J. Townsend of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Nichole and Chris Churchill of Blairsville, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Katie Cooper of Blairsville, Maxine and Louie Hughes of Young Harris, one brother, Denny Townsend of Woodstock, three grandchildren, Emily, Davis and Thomas Rosser, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer and Rev. Bob Bone officiating.  Special music was presented by John Nix, Ken Young, Edward Mashburn and Bobby Saxon.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, George Wilson, Michael Whitmire, Ricky Sullivan, Dustin Townsend, Mickey Ensley and Bobby Dalton.  Interment followed in the Shady Grove Methodist 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.

                       


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mary jo walker daniel

 

            Mary Jo Daniel passed away on March 1, 2009.  Born in Blairsville, GA, on September 4, 1924, she was the daughter of Bynum and Ellen Patterson Walker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray.  She is survived by her four children, Barb Hanna, Patsy (Allan) Myers, Danny Daniel and Tommy (Veronika) Daniel; sisters, June Brown, Louise McAfee and Maxine Walker; nine grandchildren, Jim (Amy) Pace, Kim (Alex) Mascioli, Zac, Josh, Nick, Jen, Faith, Raymond and Jud Daniel; six great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Taylor, Renee and Tabitha Pace, Amara and Ramia Mascioli. 

Mary Jo was a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and sister.  Her love for her family had no boundaries.  She loved their visits, their phone calls, or just hearing about what was happening with them.

She was the type of person that made others want to do things for her.

She loved to always be on the go, whether it be local travel with her friend Nettie Skeens or overnight travel with her daughters, sisters and special friend Donna Grace.  As she was traveling she always had her “wordsearch” and cell phone with her.  That way she could pass away tine and keep in touch with her family while traveling.  But she was always happy to return home, where she enjoyed her bird feeders, her summertime flowers and seeing Raymond and Jud who lived next door. 

She helped Barb start Kozmic Korner Preschool and was Director there for over 16 years.  The children attending preschool loved seeing her and giving/receiving her hugs.  Parents were comforted to know that “Miss Jo’ was there to take care of their precious children.  They knew their children were not only safe but surrounded by her love.

Mary Jo attended New Hope Chapel in Canal Fulton and in earlier years was a top salesperson of Avon.  She won many awards, including all the appliances in her home.

As Josh recently wrote her, on a scale from 1-10, how much do I love you?  He said a ten, but I think all of us would agree there is no number great enough to describe our love for her.  We will miss her so much.

            Funeral service was on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake road (Route 619 in Green), with Reverend Ken Morrison officiating.  Interment was in East Liberty Cemetery.  

                       


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flora nelle nicholson (nick) price

 

            Mrs. Flora Nelle Nicholson (Nick) Price,     86, died Easter morning, April 12, in her Blairsville home.  Born Thanksgiving day, November 30, 1922, she was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. James M. Nicholson; her siblings, Frank, Barbara Ruth, and George; her husband, Thomas Edward Price; and son, Leon Price.

A Union County resident for most of her life and salutatorian of Union County High School, Mrs. Price was born in Harrogat, TN, graduating from Carson-Newman College in 1943.  The majority of her vocational life was spent at Life of Georgia where she was employed as the company’s first traveling cashier, working as quality control over the North and Southeastern offices.  Later, after marrying Edd Price in 1953, she worked at Union County hardware and as bookkeeper to several local mercantile businesses.  Later, with the help of family, she opened her home-based craft store, Handcrafts by Price, where she sold a variety of original hand-crafted items.  She also wrote and published works of poetry and is featured in Barbara R. Sampson’s, her sister’s, chapbook published in 2000 with her poem entitled “Homecoming’ with the poignant ending life of”. .. That you have come back safe again is gift enough for me.”   

Nick, as she is lovingly remembered, is survived by her nieces, Barbara Freeman and Sylvia Sampson-Haney; daughter, Peggy Price Deyton; son-in-law, Don Deyton; daughter-in-law, Pat Price; grandchildren, Elisa Black, Christopher Price, Cara Varnell, and Kristen Waters; nieces and nephews, Wes Freeman, Rhonda Kirkland, Ashley Haney, Jarrod Freeman, and Ryan Freeman; and six great-grandchildren, Alan Black, Natalie Varnell, Olivia Varnell, Sophia Varnell, Eli Waters, and Nathan Waters; and other family and friends.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at the Mountain View Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Flowers are accepted; or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Union County Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter in her memory. 

            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.