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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 27, 2011                            Page 14A

 

eugene warren

 

Mr. Eugene Warren, age 75, of Bunker Hill Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Warren was born on June 5, 1935 in Suches, GA, the son of the late Arvil Warren and the late Ethel Grizzle Warren.  Eugene retired from the Flowers Bakery in 1996 after several years of service.  He enjoyed being outdoors.  He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and great- grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Hollis Warren in July 22, 2002, his parents Arvil in May 9, 2003 and Ethel in 1981, brothers, Stancil in June 30, 1977, Earl in October 28, 2005, Junior in October 30, 2008 and Rufus in August 24, 2009.  Mr. Warren attended Philadelphia Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Warren are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bobby Warren of Austell, GA, Phillip and Sandy Warren of Silver Creek, GA, one brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Evelyn Warren of Blairsville, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue and Burless Pickelsimer of Chatsworth, Faye and Marshall Pangle of Dalton, three sisters-in-law, Ruby Warren Hogsed and Lee Ruth Warren of Blairsville, Corliss Warren of Douglasville, grandchildren, Jason Warren, Brittney and B.J. Brock and Zachary Warren, two great- grandchildren, Dylon and Addyson, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Worth Chastain officiating.  Special music was presented by Dorothy Pickelsimer.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Terry, Michael, Anthony, Marcus, Todd and Jeremy Warren, B.J. Brock and Ronnie Howell.  Interment followed in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m.

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

           

 

           


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myrtle fortenberry hood

 

Mrs. Myrtle Fortenberry Hood, age 63, of Pond Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Hood was born on April 12, 1948 in Union County, the daughter of the late Edmond Fortenberry and the late Dora Phillips Fortenberry.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Myrtle enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing and planting flowers.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Hood in 1995 and also by two brothers, Donald and T.N. Fortenberry.  Mrs. Hood was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Hood are one son, Brian Hood of Blairsville, two sisters, Montine Burke of Fountain, FL, Frankie Carney of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Marie Fortenberry of Calhoun, GA, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Jones officiating.  Special music was presented by Ned Wilcoxon, Kelley Brewer and Ralph Grice.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Jeff Fortenberry, Jonathan Fortenberry, Franklin Carney, Lee Carney, Jack Brown and Waymon Morgan.  Interment followed in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-9 p.m.

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


Myrtle Fortenberry Hood


MYRTLE FORTENBERRY HOOD
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cletus m. ehrlacher

 

            Mrs. Cletus M. Ehrlacher, age 97, of Wesley Mtn. Drive, Blairsville, GA, formerly of Tampa, FL, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Ehrlacher was born on March 16, 1914 in Bermuda, AL, the daughter of the late John R. Morris and the late Maggie E. Henderson Ehrlacher.  She was a cosmetologist for over twenty years in the Tampa area.  She was a fifty year member and Past Matron of the Eastern star.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ehrlacher and by three sisters and two brothers.  Mrs. Ehrlacher was a member of the Seminole Methodist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Ehrlacher are one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph R. and Jenny Adams of Blairsville, three grandchildren, Joseph Adams Jr., Jennifer Hood and John Adams, three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Branan Lodge with the Rev. Warren Shields 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. Ehrlacher.

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

 


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evia jackson thomas

 

            Evia Jackson Thomas, 101, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, April 22, 2011 at her residence following a period of declining health.

            Born April 1, 1910 in Union County to the late Fate and Nora Jackson, she had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 6 years having moved from Lilburn.  A homemaker at her death, she was married to the late Rev. Loy Thomas for 58 years where she was dedicated to his ministry while he served as pastor of 10 churches in the North Georgia area.  Mrs. Thomas was also preceded in death by her sisters, Carrie Aiken, Bulah Jackson; and brothers, Carl Jackson and Max Jackson. 

            Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Verdell Thomas, Ellijay; sisters, Fannie Mae Robinson, Douglasville, Thelma L. Cope, Dalton, Maxine Bryson, Nicholesville; brother, Ray Jackson, Chatsworth; grandchildren, Jeff and Pam Thomas, Lilburn, Keith and Cerena Thomas, Dahlonega; great-grandchildren, Christy Thomas, Katlin Sims, Josh Thomas, Carissa Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Laura Thomas; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Dawsonville.  Dr. Jim Gaines will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Young Harris, GA at 3 p.m. 

            The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 at the funeral home.

            In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Dawsonville, P.O. Box 1358, Dawsonville, Georgia 30534.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.  Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.  

 

 

 

           


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arnold cline payne

 

Mr. Arnold Cline Payne, age 98, of Jones Creek Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mr. Payne was born on November 5, 1912 in Union County, the son of the late Norvia Payne and the late Laura Frances Rector Payne.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He retired from the Tennessee Chemical Company with over twenty-five years of service.  Arnold enjoyed gardening and fishing in his past time.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Della Mae Jackson Payne.  Mr. Payne was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Payne are his loving wife, Ruby Lee Gooch Grizzle Payne of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Dot Payne of Blairsville, Rex and Janice Payne of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine (Geri) and Louis Stotts of Marietta, one step-daughter and step son-in-law, Frances and R. L. Frizzell of Blairsville, one step-son, James Howard Grizzle of Blairsville, two brothers and one sister-in-law, J. W. and Bobbie Payne of Blairsville, Herol (sic) Payne of Blairsville, one sister, Hazel Smith of Morganton, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Steve Youngblood and Rev. Harley Hunter officiating.  Special music was presented by Julie Payne and Martha Davenport.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Van, Tim, Jody and Marty Payne, Tim Grizzle and Patrick Fix.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County Nursing Home Activities Fund in memory of Mr. Payne.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10-3:30 p.m.

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


Arnold Cline Payne


ARNOLD CLINE PAYNE
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gloria solis saldana

 

Mrs. Gloria Solis Saldana, age 68, of Kings Rd., Blairsville, formerly of Mexico, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Saldana was born on September 10, 1942 in Morelos, Mexico, the daughter of the late Rafael Solis and the late Lucia Saldana.  Gloria enjoyed gardening, flowers, baking and sewing.  She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fidel Reyes Juarez in 1996 and also by a brother, Francisco Solis Saldana.  Mrs. Saldana was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Saldana are three daughters, Lina Reyes Solis of Blairsville, Carmen Reyes Solis of Blairsville and Gloria Reyes Solis of Blairsville, two sons-in-law, Alberto Mancillas and Nolberto Mancillas both of Blairsville, one sister, Hildeberta Solis Saldana of Mexico, four grandchildren, Alex, Zuriel, Jesus and Luis A Mancillas, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday April 26, 2011 at 6 p.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Arturo officiating.  Special music was presented by the Spanish Ministry.  Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in memory of Gloria.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 3-9 p.m.

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


 Gloria Solis Saldana


GLORIA SOLIS SALDANA
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randall ben “randy” howard

 

Randall Ben “Randy” Howard, 52, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, April 17, 2011 as the result of a motorcycle accident.  He was a native of Blairsville, GA.  Randy was owner and operator of R.B. Howard Services, where he was a safety inspector for independent companies.  He was a member of Kingtown Baptist Church in McCaysville, GA.  He enjoyed sail boating, motorcycle riding, and traveling.

He was the son of the late Dorothy Helton Howard and Fred Howard.

Surviving are his wife, Bobbi Sue Howard; a son, Jason Eric Howard and fiancé, Melissa Williams of Snellville, GA; four sisters, Gail Stinchfield of Sandy Springs, GA, Rose Anderson and husband, Dan of Murphy, Sandi Giles and husband, Bobby of Dalton, GA, and Pam Kelley and husband, Travis of Blairsville, GA; a brother, Joe Howard and wife, Denise of Chatsworth, GA; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 PM Saturday, April 23, 2011 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with Rev. Troy Long officiating.

The family received friends from 12-1:45 Saturday afternoon at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Randall Ben “Randy” Howard to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Max Ware, 1960 Mount Pleasant Road, Murphy, NC 28906.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com


Randall Ben Howard


RANDALL BEN HOWARD
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April 27, 2011                            Page 15A

 

gene douglas smith

 

Mr. Gene Douglas Smith, age 79, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Smith was born on April 23, 1932 in Wayside, Jones County, Georgia, son of the late Fred D. Smith and the late Alma Blackwell Smith.  After graduating from Lanier High School in Macon, GA, Mr. Smith enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve where he served from 1951-1953.  He then built a career in the U.S. Civil Service, beginning as an Electronic Equipment Specialist at Warner Robins Air Force Base, and then in the U.S. Strike Command at MacDill Air Force Base, from where he retired in 1989.

Mr. Smith was a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather and is survived by his wife of 56 years, Merrill (Merry) H. Smith and their sons, J. Wendell Smith of Blairsville and Gregory E. Smith and his wife Meshelle and their daughter Lindsay of Gainesville, FL.  He is also survived by his sister, Ann Sires of Macon, GA; and sister-in-law Cade Smith of Cullman, AL; and many nieces and nephews.  Mr. Smith was a member of First Baptist Church in Blairsville.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Dr. Fred Lodge of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music will be presented by Mr. Marvin Ates and Wendell Smith.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday night, April 27, 2011, from the hours of 6 until 9 p.m.  Burial will be on Friday, April 29, 2011 in Macon, Georgia.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA.  Please share your memories of Mr. Smith and send condolences to the family at our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

Gene Douglas Smith

GENE DOUGLAS SMITH
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April 27, 2011                            Page 15A

 

j.c. pierce

 

            J.C. Pierce, 76, of Suches, GA, died Monday, April 18,2011, at this residence following a sudden illness.  Born in Hall County, he was the son of the late JD and Ida Pierce.  He had lived most of his life in Suches.  He was retired from r Ranch.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Pierce; and brother, Gene Pierce. 

            Survivors include daughter, Jeanette Pierce, Suches; sons, Dale Pierce and Jeff Pierce, both of Suches, and Charles E. Pierce, Flowery Branch.  Five grandchildren, two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter also survive.

            Funeral services for Mr. Pierce are were (sic) held at 2 PM Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the Mt. Pleasant (Hill) Baptist church in Suches.  Rev. William Phillips officiated.  Mr. Pierce was placed in state at the church on Wednesday at 1 PM.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Tuesday, Aopril19, 2011 from 4 PM until 9 PM.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.