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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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April 16, 2008                Page 15A

 

roma hill akins

 

            Mrs. Roma Hill Akins, age 90, of Blairsville, GA passed away Monday, April 7, 2008, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.  Mrs. Akins was born in Gilmer County, GA, on June 29, 1917, a daughter of the late Lawrence Hill and Sarah Gates Hill.  She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in union County, GA.  Mrs. Akins was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and had been an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Blairsville Garden Club.  Mrs. Akins was preceded in death by her husband, Bonnell Akins, in 1982.

            Surviving family members include sons and daughters-in-law, Milton and Sandra Akins; and Larry and Donna Akins, all of Blairsville; and son, George Akins, of Woodstock, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law: Art and Bess Hill, of Athens, TN; and Buford and Gretel Hill of new Jersey; five grandchildren: Matthew Akins, Kristal Hemphill, Andrew Akins, Allison Hyde, and Sea Akins; great-grandchildren: Aubrie Akins, Isaac Hyde, Gabe Hemphill, Mattie Akins, Layla Akins, and Gunnar Akins; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 3 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home Blairsville Chapel, with Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Mike Hemphill, Gabe Hemphill, Matthew Akins, Andrew Akins, Sean Akins, and Steven Hyde.  Burial was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery.  The family met with friends starting at 2 p.m., one hour prior to the funeral service.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home Blairsville Chapel.  Mrs. Akin’s Video Tribute may be viewed, and condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 16, 2008                Page 15A

 

callie louise corn

 

            Callie Lou Corn, of Blairsville, GA passed away on April 10, 2008 in Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Corn was born on January 28, 1914, in Union County, GA, the daughter of the late Frank H. Spiva and the late Ada Gertrude Ledford.  She was a loving wife and mother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Alexander Corn in 1981.  Mrs. Corn was member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Blairsville, GA.

            Surviving Mrs. Corn are one daughter, Ella Marie Roberson of Dahlonega, GA and sister, Jessie L. Erwin of Blairsville, GA.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 3 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Benny Erwin, Dale Hamby, Keith Ledford, Jimmy Alexander.  Interment followed in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union County Nursing Home Activity Department.  The family met with friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 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

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 16, 2008                Page 15A

 

hazel druzella austin mcrae

 

            Hazel Druzella Austin McRae, age 83, of Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, April 12th following complications from a fall.  Hazel was born in Acworth, GA on August 10th, 1924 and lived most of her life in Smyrna and Marietta, GA, moving to Blairsville about 15 years ago.  She is the daughter of the late Loren Joseph Austin, Sr., and Lora Pauline Austin.

            Hazel is survived by her husband of 65 years of marriage, Herman McRae of Blairsville, and her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Cheryl McRae-Bergeron and Woodrow Bergeron of Blairsville.  Her grandsons are Adam Bergeron of San Diego, CA, and David Bergeron and her two great-grandchildren, Brian and Mia of Brussels, Belgium.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Keys of Cartersville, GA and her brother, L.J. “Brother” Austin, of Blairsville and Sebring, FL.  Her beloved nieces are Debbie Russ of Powder Springs, GA, Joyce Shannon of Jackson, GA, Barbara Newton of McDonough, GA, and Shelia Smith of Cartersville, GA.   Her nephews are Wayne Austin of Seneca, SC and Robert Austin of Sebring, FL.  Her sister-in-law is Dorothy Austin of Sebring, FL, formerly of Blairsville, and her sister, Betty Bryant of Sebring, FL.

            Hazel was a graduate of Smyrna High School, was the Brownie Girl Scout Leader of Chapter 11, a member of Chapter 387 of the Loyal Order of the Eastern Star and a devout Baptist.  She retired from Hanover Insurance Company in Atlanta, GA.  Her strong will and guidance will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-8, Sunday, April 13th.  Funeral services were held Monday, April 14th at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home with the Reverend George Cline officiating and interment at Kennesaw memorial Park, Marietta, GA.  Pallbearers were Larry Shapiro, Jonathon Lodge, Ronnie Newton, Roy Russ, bobby Jarred, Harold Plot, Pete Hill, Jimmy Morrison and Adam Bergeron.  Donations in Hazel’s memory can be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 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 16, 2008                Page 15A

 

rouss jackson

 

            Mr. Rouss Jackson, age 88, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in Union County Nursing Home.  Mr. Jackson was a native of Union County, and had been preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Hamby Jackson, in December of 2007.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County, and was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.

            Surviving family members include step-son and wife, Bill and Everee Hamby of Adairsville, GA; a brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Geraldine Jackson, of Blairsville; grandchildren and their spouses: Alan and Lorie Hamby of Woodstock, Gal; Paxton and Debbie Hamby of Adairsville; and Keith and Him Hamby of Calhoun, GA; eight great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 13, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Cochran Funeral Home-Blairsville Chapel, with Rev. Bob Bone and Rev. Bill Honaker officiating.                        
            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home-Blairsville Chapel.  Mr. Jackson’s Video Tribute may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at our website:  www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 16, 2008                Page 15A

 

emma lee clayton

 

            Mrs. Emma Lee Clayton, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Murphy, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008 in Blairsville.  Mrs. Clayton was born Friday, August 12, 1921 in Union County, Georgia, to the late Jesse James and Evie Stephens Thomas.  She was a member of South End Baptist Church in Murphy, and had been preceded in death by her husband, James Allen Clayton.

            Surviving family members include a sister, Georgia Griggs of Blairsville; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2008, from Union memory Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Potts officiating. 

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville Chapel.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

           


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April 16, 2008                Page 15A

 

doug henderson

 

            Mr. Doug Henderson, age 51 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2008 at his home.  Mr. Henderson was born Friday, October 5, 1956 in Towns Co., GA.  He was a member of many Forks Baptist Church.  Doug loved his grandson Jarred and was a master woodworker.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Carlos Henderson.

            Survivors include: wife, Brenda Henderson of Blairsville, GA; parents, Jim and Alice Henderson of Young Harris, GA; son, Eric Henderson of Young Harris, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Dustin and Tosha Henderson of Suches, GA; step-daughter, Tammy parker of Blairsville, GA; step-son & daughter-in-law, Jim and Stacy Carter of Blairsville, GA; ten grandchildren; several aunts and uncles, four nieces. 

Funeral services were held Monday, April 14, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Potts, Rev. R.L. Martin and Rev. James Lee officiating.  Music was provided by The happy Pilgrims.  Interment was in the Henderson Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Dustin Henderson, Jason Lee, Coty Henson, James Ivey, mark Carter and Jeff Loetscher.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses.

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