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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 1, 2013                              Page 10A

 

bobby joe queen

 

            Mr. Bobby Joe Queen, age 73, of Jimmy Nicholson Rd., Blairsville passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Union General Hospital. He was born in Union County to the late Tom B. and Nora E. Reece Queen. Bobby Joe retired from the U.S. Military as Sr. Chief Petty Officer after 32 years. He served in the Marine Corps and Coast Guard and had served in the Cuban Crisis, Vietman (sic) and Germany. He was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Disabled Veterans and Amvets. Bobby Joe was one of those men we’d all be proud to be. He was a hardworking, kind-hearted Christian man who loved his garden, Ford trucks, America and family most of all. He is missed more than he could have ever imagined. Bobby Joe was preceded in death by a brother, Carl W. Queen and great-great grandchild, Cameron Mancini. He was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carmela Queen of Blairsville, children, Elizabeth Queen of Acworth, GA, Carl and Janice Mancini of Watertown, CT and Michael and Anne Mancini of Norfolk, VA, brother Durwood and Katherine Queen of Acworth, GA, sister, Fran Kirkland of Blairsville, GA, grandchildren, Mi’Cael Guy, Isabella Queen, Melissa Torrance, Carl Mancini, Michael Mancini, Carla Denham, Phillip Mancini and Jamie Mancini, great grandchildren, Londyn Guy, Lawson Guy, Milo Torrance, Lily Torrance, Carly Mancini, Chrissie Mancini, Carlo Mancini, Donaven Mancini, Antonio Mancini, Adam Denham and Alexis Mancini.

            Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Winfred Pitts and Rev. Bob Bone officiating. Music was by Frances Miller. Pallbearers were Mi’Cael Guy, Greg Queen, Troy Whitt, Ray Myers, Terry Queen and Joey Helton. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Hutson, Brad Hutson, Andrew Queen, Rick Lance, Wayne Hedden, Tim Dyer, Doug Queen, Weldon Reece and David Haag. Interment followed in Shady Grove United Methodist Cemetery with Military Honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers if you wish make memorial donations to Shady Grove Cemetery Fund in Bobby Joe’s memory. The family received friends at the funeral home from 2 until 4 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


Bobby Joe Queen

BOBBY JOE QUEEN
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h.  grady hughes

 

            Mr. J. Grady Hughes, age 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday morning, April 25, 2013, at his home.

            Mr. Hughes was born in Blairsville on January 22, 1931, a son of the late Grady Hughes and the late Mary Abernathy Hughes. He worked in the southeastern United States for Standard Coffee for many years before starting his own business, Hughes Services. Grady was a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114 F & AM. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille Hughes; and a sister, Cora Bell Hughes Worden; and a brother, Sam Hughes.

            Grady was well-known and had many friends, all of whom will miss him so much; but he will be especially missed by his loving family: Marilyn Hughes, of Blairsville; a cousin, Bill Abernathy; and a nephew, Charles Worden. Many other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services for Grady were held on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Jan Devereaux officiating.  Special music was presented by The Truett Spiva Trio. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 27, 2013, with the family especially meeting with friends between the hours of 6 until 8 p.m.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society Mountain Shelter, 129 Bowling Gap Circle, Blairsville, GA 30512.

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


 

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david michael cox

 

            Mr. David Michael Cox, age 59, of Blairsville, GA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            The Bible does not say very much about homes; it says a great deal about the things that make them. It speaks about life and love and joy and peace and rest! Dave took a house and put these into it, and secured a home. A home full of life, love, joy, peace, and rest. To some he was David; to others Dave, still others he was Big Dave. To those who knew him well, he was just a big teddy bear.

            David was born in Atlanta, GA, on Monday, November 16, 1953, a son of the late Herman Young and the late Mary Ella McGaha Young. He worked as a manufacturing engineer.

            David was dearly loved and will be greatly missed, especially by his family: loving wife of 40 years, Vickie Cox; daughter and son-in-law, Kristin and Chris Collins; two sisters: Becky Nations and Debbie Groves; and a brother, Joe Young; two grandchildren: Lilly Collins, whom David called his "Princess", and Hudson Collins, who was David's "Little Buddy".

            Funeral services for David were held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 1 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Don Hood officiating, and eulogies were given by members of the family.  Special music was presented by Vince Collins.  The following gentlemen were selected by the family to serve as pallbearers: Aaron Groves, Jason Waldroup, Tyler DiNatale, Chase Stuart, Tony DiNatale, Robbie Stuart, John Johnson, and Billy Henry. The following gentlemen served as honorary escort for the family: Doug Schramke, Alan Nichols, Shane Moore, Steve Kimsey, and Clyde Walton. Burial was in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

            The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, April 23, 2013, between the hours of 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

            If you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your fond memories of David and extend your condolences to this family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.     


David Michael Cox


DAVID MICHAEL COX
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Mary ann ball

 

            Mrs. Mary Ann Ball, age 76, of Raburn Road, Blairsville passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Presbyterian Village in Austell, GA. She was born April 8, 1937 in Blairsville to the late Clarence and Metta Mahaffey Payne. Mrs. Ball was born and grew up here and moved back in 1993 from Atlanta, GA. She was very active in Relay For Life, and a very active volunteer for many organizations. She was always willing to be a helping hand. Mrs. Ball was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ball in 2010. She was a member of Coosa United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include sister, Dawn and Knox Dayton of Hiram, GA, brother, Clarence B. (Buddy) Payne, Jr. of Blairsville, cousin, Mary Ruth Queen Kirkland of Blairsville.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl Bishop officiating. Music by Idalu Bishop. Pallbearers were family and friends. Interment followed in the Payne Family Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 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


Mary Ann Ball

MARY ANN BALL
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hal joseph phillips

 

            Mr. Hal Joseph Phillips, age 72, of Thomason Road, Young Harris, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Union General Hospital. Hal was born July 8, 1940 in Union County to the late Joseph and Bertha Henderson Phillips. He was a Simple Man with a Simple Plan and the love of Pat’s life. He hunted and fished from the time he was a small boy and would kill rabbits and squirrels with rocks. His mom would always cook anything he brought home. Hal was a friend to everyone he met. He laughed plenty and cried little. He loved his church and would always stand for what he believed. A true family man, who carried his son Mark many miles on his back, later passing on his love for the outdoors to his grandkids. Hal was a member of Gum Log Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Pat Phillips of the home, son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Tammy Phillips of Young Harris, brother, Troy Phillips of Blairsville, sister, Charlotte Murphy of Blairsville, grandsons, Michael and Matthew Phillips, lots of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Old Brasstown Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Cochran and Rev. Mark Wheeler officiating. Music by Amy Breedlove, Junior Phillips, Jack Cochran and Mark and Earl Wheeler. Pallbearers were Matthew Phillips, Michael Phillips, David Lancaster, Jesse McGaha, Junior Phillips and Doug Breedlove. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Roberts, Ernie Gibson, Keith Barnard, Hubert Plott, Troy Phillips, L.D. Buchanan, Lonnie Marcus, Charles Rich, Roy Phillips and Ronald Phillips. Interment followed in Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery. The body lie in state at the church on Wednesday from 1 until 2 p.m. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. If you wish in lieu of flowers make memorial donations to help defray expenses.

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


Hal Joseph Phillips

HAL JOSEPH PHILLIPS
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jane elizabeth mangel

 

            Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Mangel, age 86, of Stonehenge Assisted Living., Blairsville passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013 following an extended illness. She was born January, 16, 1927 in Detroit, MI to the late Vincent and Anna Jaworski Skorupski. Mrs. Mangel moved here 2 ˝ years ago from Michigan. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and a hard worker all her life. She loved to travel. Mrs. Mangel was preceded in death by a son, Paul Mangel.  She was a member of St. William Catholic Church in Murphy.

            Survivors include three children and their spouses, son Mark and Lezley Mangel of Cass City, MI, daughter Mary and Tom Crandall of Marble, NC and daughter Carol Mangel Bennett and Mark Sapp of Apopka, FL; a sister, Charlotte Percha of Walled Lake, MI, five grandchildren, Andie Mangel, Amy Crandall, Kasee Mangel, Ben Crandall and Marcus Sapp; and a great grandchild, Bailey Cre  Stewart.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will follow in Michigan.

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


Jane Elizabeth Mangel

JANE ELIZABETH MANGEL
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lynda addison phillips

 

            Lynda (Addison) Phillips, age 68, of Blairsville passed away at home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.  Lynda loved the flower gardens and birds at her home in the mountains and enjoyed time with her family and reading.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Dean Addison and Bernice Nebgen; and daughter Cheryl Clayton Pennington.  Lynda is survived by her husband, Charles (Ed) Edgar Phillips, III; daughters, Lisa (Dave) Turcotte and Julie Clayton; sisters, Brenda Addison and Angelia Addison; step-children, Tricia (Steve) Hodges, and Chip (Brittney) Phillips; grandchildren: Malinda Kennedy, Emma Battles, Austin Turcotte, and Sophie Turcotte; step-grandchildren: Luci Hodges, Graham Hodges, Maggie Hodges, Grace Ann Hodges, Charlie Hodges, Carson Phillips and Reagan Phillips; and one great grandchild, Lachlan Kennedy.

            A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2 pm. at the Antioch Christian Church in Canton, GA.

 

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judson lee paterson

 

            Mr. Judson Lee Paterson, age 64, of Track Rock Branch Lane, Blairsville passed away April 25, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta following an extended illness. He was born February 10, 2013 in Bartow, FL to the late Kenneth and Martha Duke Paterson. He had lived here for several years coming here from Jacksonville, FL. Jud was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Paterson.

            Survivors include special friends, Glen and Marsha Adams and their children Louisa and Christy of Blairsville and Cumming.

            No services are planned.

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

           

 

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marcella estella humphries fisher

 

            Mrs. Marcella Estella Humphries Fisher, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home on April 26, 2013, after an extended illness.

            Marcy, as most people knew her, was born in Palmyra, Illinois, on November 14, 1920, to Ray R. Humphries and Ollie Swain Humphries. She was preceded in death by seven siblings; her parents; and her husband, Clyde D. Fisher (Don).

            Marcy grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. She worked as a secretary at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she met Don Fisher. They married in 1953 and moved to Blairsville in 1958, after the birth of their first daughter Donna. They later had three other children - Diane, Laurence, and Clara.

            She was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and was baptized in symbol of her dedication to Jehovah on September 22, 1942, and remained faithful to her dedication to the end of her life.

            Marcy was a devoted wife, mother, and friend to many. She was especially known for her mild manner and her compassion for others and her selflessness. She was a true Southern lady in every sense of the term.

            She is survived by her four children: Donna Borman (husband Micheal); Diane Hay (husband Jeff), Laurence Fisher (wife Stacy), and Clara Fisher; 5 grandchildren: Michele, Nathan, Alisha, Jared and Amelia; 2 great-grandchildren, Alyana and Jeren; and several nieces and nephews.

            A Memorial service was held on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, on Paradise Road, in Blairsville, Georgia, at 2:00 p.m. with Wayne Visage officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield, Tennessee.

            Memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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


Marcella Estella Humphries Fisher

MARCELLA ESTELLA HUMPHRIES FISHER
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william "bill" truman broderick

 

            Mr. William "Bill" Truman Broderick, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the age of 89.

            Bill was born January 6, 1924, in Bay City, MI, to the late Owen and the late Salome Broderick. After graduating from high school in Bay City, MI, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy from August 1942 through October 1945. His highest rank was Signalman Second Class and he received the World War II Victory Decoration Medal. He served on two ships in the Pacific.

            In November 1942, while stationed at Butler University Signal School in Indianapolis, IN, he met Marilyn Williams, who would later become his wife. They were both roller skating, but didn't meet until leaving, when he walked her to her street car line and, as they say, the rest is history! They were married November 9, 1944 in Bay City while Bill was on leave. After the war, they lived in Bay City, where two of their daughters were born. In 1949, Bill and Marilyn moved to Miami, FL, where another daughter and their son was born. Bill and his family were members of Miami Shores Baptist Church. Bill served as a deacon, RA leader, children's Sunday School teacher and had 20 years of perfect attendance for Sunday School. Bill worked as an architect and statewide contractor of Dade County, FL. He was project manager for the Dade County Public Safety Building and supervised preliminary construction of the Dade County Metro Zoo, now known as Zoo Miami. He retired in 1989 after 30 years. In 1991, Bill and Marilyn moved to Blairsville, where Bill designed and worked day and night, building their log home. They joined First Baptist Church of Blairsville. Bill served as a deacon and was project manager for the building of the new sanctuary. In 2010 Bill received the Honorary Title of Deacon Emeritus. He served with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team, and the Beacon Team. He loved his chainsaw! Bill enjoyed fishing, growing orchids, gardening, and needlework. He loved to make woodwork projects for others; loved to drive and travel.

            Bill was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters: Fern Brown, Helma Kintner, Mariam Goold, and June Belleville. His surviving sister, Muriel, lives in Bay City, MI. Bill leaves behind many friends, and many family members, all of whom will miss him dearly - especially his wife of 68 years, Marilyn Williams Broderick; their children: Kathy Gales (Chris); Tina Hourihan (George); Robin DeYoung (Jack); and Ken Broderick (Susan); he also has 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

            Funeral services for Bill were held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Dr. Fred Lodge and Rev. Danny Parris officiating. The body was instate at the church beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Special music was presented by Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper. Military honors were presented by North Georgia Honor Guard. Visitation was held at Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville on Friday, April 26, 2013, with the family especially meeting with friends between the hours of 6 until 9 p.m. The deacons of First Baptist Church of Blairsville served as honorary escort to the family.

            Memorials can be made to "Feed the Hungry" program at First Baptist Church of Blairsville, P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, GA 30514.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your condolences and fond memories of Bill with the family by visiting our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.    


William Truman Broderick

WILLIAM TRUMAN BRODERICK
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