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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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April 24, 2013                            Page 11A

 

genevieve wade "miss" ginny

 

            Genevieve Wade, age 81, of Carrollton, formerly of Blairsville, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. She was born on April 30, 1931 in Long Branch, NJ, the daughter of the late Frank and Rosalie Mereck Huml.

            Mrs. Wade and her late husband were part-owners and operated The Milton Inn in Blairsville and she had later worked at Circle K in Blairsville. She was a member of the Little Tallapoosa Botanical Society (LTBS); volunteered at Goodwill Industries, The Salvation Army and The Battered Womenís Shelter; and loved water aerobics. She attended Tabernacle Baptist Church where she was a member of The Praise Singers, and was a member of the Agape Sunday School Class at Carrollton First United Methodist Church, and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Richard Wade. She is survived by her daughters and their families, Sharon and Roger Korte of Augusta, GA; Sandra and Grover West of Tyrone, GA; Cindi and Carlton Sparks of Blairsville, GA.; Karen and Ed Harman of Carrollton, two sisters, Ramona Wood of Powder Springs, GA; Helen Keeney of Maquoketa, IA; seven grandchildren: Carli, Michael, Richard, Shawn, Andrew, Edwin and Grover; and two great grandchildren: Tinsli and Carder; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11 AM from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Rev. Dean Milford and Rev. Charles Cox officiating. The gentlemen serving as pallbearers were Edwin Harman III, John Bergstrom, Harrison McCraw and Royce Hamby. The honorary escort consisted of members of the Agape Sunday School Class, members of The Praise Singers and members of LTBS. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5 until 7 PM. Graveside interment services were conducted Friday at 4 PM from the Union Memory Gardens in Blairsville with Rev. Roy Watkins officiating and John Gurley, singer.  Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.


Genevieve Wade

 GENEVIEVE WADE
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 24, 2013                            Page 11A

 

rhonda marie dowell

 

            Mrs. Rhonda Marie Dowell, age 25, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

            Rhonda was born April 8, 1987 in Bradenton, FL to James & Sonja Torsell Pearson. James passed away and Sonja later married Phil Nastyn, who adopted Rhonda and raised her as his own. She was the Wiley Coyote to his Road Runner. The family used to call her "Little Miss Tuffy" because she wasn't afraid of anything embracing chances to meet new people and gain new experiences. Even at a young age she was outgoing and willing to help others. Rhonda was passionate about anything she was involved in. With a musical talent she played the French Horn in the Union County Middle and High School Band. She served as an Acolyte at St. Claire's and Shepherd of the Hills Churches. She enjoyed riding horses, swimming and living life in the mountains. Rhonda loved to cook and had ambitions of being a chef one day. She attended Anthem College earning an Associates Degree. A perfect example of a great person, who was caught up in bad things and couldn't find a way out. With great sadness the world has lost a loving mother, a devoted daughter, a supportive sister and a caring friend.

            She will be remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: husband, Tim Dowell; 6 year old daughter, Angel Marie Dowell; 8 year old son, Damien Anthony Dowell; parents, Phil & Sonja Nastyn; sister, Mary Margret Nastyn and best friend, Toni Pennington.

            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Richard Rivera officiating. Final resting place was in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Terry Dowell, Alex Dowell, Ken Pearson, Dewayne Wright, Kyle Smith and Jeremy Fletcher. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 until 9 pm.

            If you would like to help, donations may be made to Cochran Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses.  The family is very grateful for those who have already generously made donations from their heart - of flowers, monument, and other gifts.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  You may send condolences and sign the guest registry on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Rhonda Marie Dowell

RHONDA MARIE DOWELL
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 24, 2013                            Page 11A

 

janice kay hurt dugger

 

            Janice Kay Hurt Dugger, age 68, of Porter Place, Blairsville passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013 at her home. She was born June 20, 1944 in Norfolk, VA to the late William Chappell Hurt, Jr and the late Christina Keefer Hurt.

She moved from Norfolk while in elementary school and grew up in Fulton County, GA. Kay graduated UHC and transferred to UGA and received her Masters Degree in Education.

She always wanted to be a teacher and taught school in Fulton County from 1965-1996 and retired. Kay loved the Lord more each day. While she was teaching she would get up at 5 a.m. to have time of devotion with Jesus.

She and her husband, Jack were introduced in the early 1970s by JaWATKINS, Avackís brother, Dudley B. Dugger and his wife, Gloria whose twin girls, Le Ann and Lynn were in her class at Seaborn Lee Elementary in South Fulton County. They matched Kay and Jack up for life. Their first date was to an Atlanta Flames Hockey game in Atlanta. They married July 12, 1975 at Welcome All Baptist Church where Jack was a member. Jack is a retired Surveyor in Georgia. After retirement Kay and Jack decided to look for their retirement home in the North Georgia Mountains near Young Harris. Kayís best college friend at YHC, Elsie Hunter, lived in Union County and thatís how they got here and they loved their life together here in the Ivy Log Community, where they had about 10 wonderful years in their new home.

Kay was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Ann Hurt Hammock. She is survived by her husband Jack, brothers Steven Hurt of Newnan, GA and William C. and his wife Alma Hurt, Jr of Vero Beach, FL, nieces and nephews, Holly McCarren, Barry and Oma Croft, Mike Hurt, Mark Hurt and Debra Hurt, brother-in-law, Dick Hammock husband of Barbara Ann Hurt Hammock.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Union County with Rev. Mike Cloyd and Rev. George Cline officiating. Kay laid instate at the church from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Music was by Phyllis Baker, Billy Hendricks and Holly McCarren. Pallbearers were Ray Sanford, Don Wyckoff, Joe Walker, Barry Croft, Jim Eddins and Myron Turner. Interment followed on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park, GA. In lieu of flowers make memorial donations to the Gideons International.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Janice Kay Hurt Dugger

JANICE KAY HURT DUGGER
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

           

 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 24, 2013                            Page 11A

 

ava watkins

 

                Mrs. Ava Watkins, 95 of Suches, died Thursday April 18, 2013 at her residence.
            A lifelong resident of Fannin County, Mrs. Watkins was the daughter of the late Elisha and Bertha Tarpley Woody. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Pleasant (Hill) Baptist Church #2 in Suches.

            Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Watkins, Suches, sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Dixie Watkins, Braselton, Arlie and Bobbie Watkins, McDonough; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Wayne Underwood, Murrayville; grandchildren, Chris Watkins, Gainesville; Priscilla Seabolt, Cumming; Scott Watkins, Peachtree City; great grandchildren Christen Watkins, Gainesville, Graham Watkins, Gainesville, Chloe Seabolt, Cumming, Nathaniel Seabolt, Cumming, Asia Watkins, Saya Watkins, both of Peachtree City; sister Clora Woody of Suches.

            Mrs. Watkins is preceded in death by her husband Griffie Watkins.

            Funeral services were held Saturday April 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant (Hill) Baptist Church # 2 in Suches. Rev. William Phillips, Rev. Ricky Stone, and Rev. Paul Tritt officiated. Interment followed in church cemetery. The family received friends at Little & Davenport Funeral Home Friday, April 19, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.

            Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Mt. Pleasant #2 Cemetery fund or the charity of your choice.

            Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at littledavenport.com.

            Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Hwy SW Gainesville, GA 30501 is in charge of arrangements.      


    

 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 24, 2013                            Page 11A

 

rickey j. long

 

            Mr. Rickey J. Long, age 48, native and lifelong resident of Union County, of Old Culberson Road, Murphy passed away, Monday, April 15, 2013 at Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was born November 24, 1964 in Blairsville, GA. He was a loving father, son, brother and uncle and loved working on cars and working outdoors. Rickey was preceded in death by his father, J.C. Long, brothers, Trampus and Chuck Long. He was of the Baptist Faith.

            Survivors include his mother, Cordie Long of Suches, GA, children, Rickey Dillion Long of Suches, GA and Colton Long of Blairsville, GA, brother, Pete Long of Murphy, NC, sister Sidney Pickelsimer of Suches, GA, three nieces and one nephew.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garth Cook officiating. Pallbearers were Terry Pickelsimer, Lonnie Dockery, Rusty Bearbalt, Richard Pickelsimer, Chuck Pickelsimer and Anthony Garrett. Interment followed in the Long Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Rickey J. Long

RICKEY J. LONG
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

           

 

The North Georgia News

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April 24, 2013                            Page 11A

 

allen piscikas

 

            Mr. Allen Piscikas, age 93, of Wesley Mtn. Dr., Blairsville, passed away, Monday, April 15, 2013 at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Lithuania, on May 17, 1920 to the late Michael and Elena Linkus Piscikas. He moved to this area in 2008 from Freeport, IL. Mr. Piscikas was a loving husband, father, grandfather and loved fishing, working, camping and the outdoors. He had served as a Merchant Marine for 10 years. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons in Stockton, IL for 50 years. Mr. Piscikas was of the Protestant Faith.

            Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Annabelle Piscikas of Blairsville, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Sandra K. and Bill McCarthy of Hiawassee, GA, grandchildren, Brandon Alan Cole and Zachary Daniel Scott Mouzakis, great grandchild, Kendall Ann Summer Mouzakis.

            No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers make memorial donations to the Masonic Home.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Allen Piscikas

ALLEN PISCIKAS
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

           

 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 24, 2013                            Page 11A

 

thomas G. evans

 

            Mr. Thomas G. Evans, age 76, of Birlie Deyton Dr., Blairsville passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at his home following a brief illness. He was born July 9, 1936 in Dawsonville, GA to the late Arthur Thomas and Cindy Anderson Evans. He moved here in 1995 from Gainesville, GA. Tommy loved Gospel Music and sang with a Gospel Group for several years. He was a great and loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. Tommyís hobby was mowing grass. He was preceded in death by a son, Daryl Evans. He was of the Baptist Faith.

            Survivors include his loving wife of 27 years, Myrtle Evans of Blairsville, children, Wesley Evans of Gainesville, GA, Joey Evans of Alabama, Jimmy Michael and Kathryn Coker of Lula, GA, Susan Denise and Michael Arvold of Winder, GA, Janet Leigh and Dean Skinner of Cumming, GA and Patsy Naomi and John Propst of Blairsville, GA, sisters, Irene Evans Gaddis and Christine Evans Jones both of Gainesville, GA, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild, and his beloved Boston Terrier, April Naomi.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Waymon Lovell and Rev. Ray Potts officiating. Music was by special friend Terry Skelton. Pallbearers were Justin Jones, Casey Jones, Shane Coker, Kenneth Deyton, Bobby Deyton and Ronald Deyton. Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Thomas G. Evans

THOMAS G. EVANS
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 24, 2013                            Page 11A

 

g. perry leishear

 

            G. Perry Leishear, age 66, of Nantahala Ln., Blairsville, GA passed away at his home Saturday, April 20, 2013 following an extended illness. He was born October 5, 1946 in Washington, DC to the late Samuel Wendall and Betty Williams Leishear. Perry moved here in 2006 from Ft. Myers, FL. He was a retired Deputy Sheriff from Lee County, FL. Perry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was of the Lutheran Faith.

            Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Kathy Leishear of Blairsville, children, Christopher Leishear of Maryland, April Lee Leishear of Lake Worth, FL, and Amanda Leigh Gaddy of Blairsville, sister, Barbara Julian of Maryland, sisters-in-law, Debbie Barnes and Barbara Neal both of Del Ray Beach, FL, one granddaughter, Skyler Rebecca Gaddy.

            Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers make memorial donations in Perryís memory to a Hospice of your choice.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


G. Perry Leishear

G. PERRY LEISHEAR
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home