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The North Georgia News
Blairsville, GA  30512
www.nganews.com
 
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April 21, 2004                Page 5C
 
charles james “charlie” donnelly
 
Mr. Charles James “Charlie” Donnelly, age 79, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, April 12, 2004, in Union General Hospital.
Mr. Donnelly was born, Monday, July 21, 1924, in Fulton County, GA a son of the late Paschal James and June (Hollis) Donnelly.  He was a retired Railroad Carman.  Mr. Donnelly moved to Blairsville in 1987 from Forest Park, GA.  He was a WWII U.S. navy and U.S. Marine Veteran, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife, Bonnie B. Donnelly of the home; son, Dane Donnelly of Great Falls, MT, son, Mark K. Donnelly of Blairsville, GA, son and daughter-in-law, Timothy M. and Paula Donnelly of Senoia, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Larry Garrett of Blairsville, GA and son Andrew S. Donnelly of Blairsville, GA; six grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  Pallbearers were the Knights of Columbus.  Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens with military honors provided by the North Georgia Honor Guard.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorial contributions could be made to The Cancer Treatment Center, 750 Deep South Farm Rd., Blairsville, GA 30512 or to Regency Hospice, P.O. Box 494, Hiawassee, GA 30456.
The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.
Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.
 
 

 

The North Georgia News
Blairsville, GA  30512
www.nganews.com
 
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April 21, 2004                Page 5C
 
gary lee vallies
 
Mr. Gary Lee Vallies, age 41, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 11, 2004 at his home.
Mr. Vallies was born in Broward County, Florida on Monday, December 17, 1962, a son of Leo and Lois (Saye) Vallies.  He had lived in Blairsville for 20 years and was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Blairsville.
Surviving is his wife, Patricia, of their home; parents, Leo and Lois Vallies, of Hiawassee, Georgia; children, Rachel Renee Vallies, Lee Vallies and Bobbie Sue Vallies, all of Blairsville; a grandson, Stephen Allen Vallies, of Blairsville; two sisters, Patricia Heilman, of Hiawassee and Cindy Buchanan, of Blairsville; a niece, Tiffany Nicole Cox, of Ashland, Virginia; many other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 15, 2004 at Faith Baptist Church in Blairsville with Pastor Richard Helms officiating.  Special music was presented by Beth Hurd and Michelle Miller.  The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers: Lee Vallies, Daniel Whitaker, Scott Whitaker, Hoyt Patterson, Bill Warman and Don Henry, Jr.
Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.

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Blairsville, GA  30512
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April 21, 2004                Page 5C
 
john beach shinn III
 
Mr. John Beach Shinn, III, age 64 of Allison Loop in Blairsville, formerly of Columbia, S.C., passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Shinn was born on May 27, 1939 in Columbia, S.C., the son of the late John Beach Shinn, Jr., and the late Minnie Rogers Shinn.  He had made his home in Blairsville for the past twelve years, moving here from Columbia, S.C.
Johnny enjoyed the simple life.  His passion was the outdoors, working as a handy man and playing golf with his friends.  He was filled with humility, always putting others first and he gave everything of his being to his family and friends.  He epitomized Jesus’ teaching from the Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven”.
Surviving Mr. Shinn is a daughter and son-in-law, Darby and Paul Reeves of Lexington, S.C; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Monica Shinn of Myrtle Beach, S.C; a sister, Anne Shinn of Lexington; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Marc Luke of Matthews, NC; five grandchildren, Brooks, Morgan, Luke, Lee and Merritt; and many relatives and friends also survive.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 4:00 pm from the home.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Shinn’s memory.
Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements.

The North Georgia News
Blairsville, GA  30512
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April 21, 2004                Page 5C
 
irene blankenship padgett
 
Mrs. Irene Blankenship Padgett, age 83, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2004, at her residence.
Mrs. Padgett was born in Homes County, Florida on Tuesday, may 25, 1920, a daughter of the late Charlie Davis Blankenship and Arkie Althea Whitton Blankenship.  Mrs. Padgett was the widow of the late Sebbie Lester Padgett.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wyman Blankenship.  Mrs. Padgett was a former resident of Tarpon Springs, Florida,
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Earl Thompson of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and James Johnson, of Jasper, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Raynard and Karen Padgett of Hayesville, North Carolina; two brothers: Daris and Darrell Blankenship, both of Ponce De Leon, Florida; Sixteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at 11:00 a.m., at North Mt. Zion Church of God, with Rev. Raburne Wilson and Rev. Clint Claypoole officiating.  Mrs. Padgett will be eulogized by Mr. Jim Johnson.  Visitation at the funeral home will be on Monday evening, from 6 until 9 p.m. in Hiawassee.  Visitation in Florida will be in Dobies Funeral Home in Tarpon Springs, from 11 until 12 noon; burial will follow in Cycadia Cemetery, in Tarpon Springs, Florida, on Thursday, April 222, 2004, with Rev. Donald DeFino officiating.
If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to either The Gideons, P.O. Box 521, Blairsville, GA 30514, or to Ga. Mtn. Hospice, 70 Caring Way, Jasper, GA 30143.
Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.
 
 
 

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Blairsville, GA  30512
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April 21, 2004                Page 5C
 
truett harold eller
 
Truett Harold Eller, age 71, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 15, 2004 at Lanier Park Hospital in Gainesville, GA.
Mr. Eller was a native of Fannin County, GA and the son of the late J.R. and Ester Ledford Eller.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict.  He was a self employed accountant.  Mr. Eller was of the Baptist faith and attended Day of Grace Baptist Church in Blairsville, GA.  He loved to fish and was an avid golfer.
Mr. Eller was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean Stiles Eller who died in August of 1996.
He is survived by two sons, Keith Eller and his wife Brenda of Bean Station, TN, Dough Eller and wife Michelle of Powder Springs, GA; a daughter, Scharme Clower and her husband Greg of Kennesaw, GA; two sisters, Myrle Sprinkles of Center, GA and Flo Carter of Winterville, GA, and two grandchildren, Shelby Eller and Sydney Eller.
Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2004 at Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC.  The Rev. Jeremy Henderson will officiate.  Burial will be in Old Martin’s Creek Cemetery in Murphy, NC.  Pallbearers will be Kress Shook, Kenny Shook, Steve Eller, Harold Beavers, James Stiles and Harry Martin.
The family will receive friends 1:00 until 3L00 p.m., Sunday, April 18, 2004 at Townson Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC.
Townson Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.