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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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May 12, 2010                             Page 15A

 

annie mae mcconnell morgan

 

            Annie Mae McConnell Morgan, age 70, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home in Murphy, NC, after a short illness.

She was born Thursday, March 12, 1931, in Union County, GA, and lived there most of her life.  She was the daughter of Burley Clifford and Lillie Beaver McConnell, and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.  She was an avid quilter, making and selling many beautiful quilts. She loved flower and vegetable gardening, canning hundreds of jars of fresh produce every year.  She is preceded in death by her parents; sister & brother-in-law, Paralee & Dock Nation; brother, Porter McConnell; and brother-in-law, Edward Morrison. 

            Surviving are her husband of 62 years, William Homer Morgan; daughter & son-in-law, Linda & Gary Wilson of Greenville, NC; son & daughter-in-law, Tom & Sheila Morgan of Hilton Head, SC; sister & brother-in-law, Leona & Clayton Dowell of Brevard, NC; brother & sister-in-law, Clifford “Shorty” & Thelma Twiggs McConnell of Acworth, Gap; sister, Mary Nell Morrison of Marietta, GA, granddaughter, Julie Wilson Johnson of Garner, NC; granddaughter, Lori Wilson Herring of Newton Grove, NC; grandson, Shane Morgan of Zanesville, OH; grandson, Erik Morgan of Hilton Head, SC; great grandchildren: Gage Herring, Brayden herring, Sammy Johnson, Donovan James Morgan and Aiden Morgan; several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, May 10, 2010 at 11 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Grady Ray officiating.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Joe Bridges, Nicky Cornette, Charles Hunter, Doug Mason, Neil McConnell and Chris Nation.  Honorary pallbearers included the following gentlemen: David Cook, Cas Gunter, Joe Janicki and George Parker. 

            The family received friends Sunday, May 9, 2010 from 6-9 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville.

            If you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. 

Cochran Funeral Home Blairsville entrusted with arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Annie Mae McConnell Morgan


ANNIE MAE McCONNELL MORGAN
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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james w. “jim” dobson, jr.

 

            James W. “Jim” Dobson, Jr., 85, of Blairsville, GA, died May 5, 2010 at Union General Hospital, Blairsville.  Son of the late James Walter and Tennie Gillespie Dobson, he was a native of Central, SC and lived most of his life in Blairsville, GA.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  He received his B.S. degree at Clemson University and Master’s degree at the University of Georgia and was associate professor emeritus of agronomy and former superintendent of the University of Georgia’s Georgia Mountain Experiment Station (know knows as the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center), Blairsville.  He retired from the Station in 1991 after 38 years of service.

            Surviving are a brother, George “Bip” Dobson of Easley, SC, five nieces, four nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews, all of whom affectionately knew him as “Uncle Top”.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sisters Mary Cole, Lois Cantrell, and Jo Sherman; and brothers Robert “Doc” Dobson, Tom Dobson, and Wess Dobson.

            He devoted his life to family and public service.  Throughout his professional career and in retirement he tirelessly volunteered and was often recognized for his service to numerous church, civic, education, historical, and veterans affiliations.

            Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8 at the Chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home in Central, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens. 

            The family received friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

            A memorial service will be held at Blairsville, GA at a later date.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Blairsville, 296 Blue Ridge St., Blairsville, GA 30512. 

            Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at the funeral home.


           


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 12, 2010                             Page 15A

 

hazel louis holbrooks

 

            Mrs. Hazel Louis Holbrooks, age 78, of Holbrooks Road, Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Holbrooks was born on Oct. 20, 1931 in Union County, the daughter of the late Ben Thomas and the late Maude Brown Thomas.  Hazel loved to work with her flowers, gardening and canning.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvie Holbrooks, a son, Jerry Holbrooks, a daughter, Joan Elaine Holbrooks, a granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Holbrooks and a son-in-law, Jerry R. Seabolt.  Mrs. Holbrooks was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving Mrs. Holbrooks are seven children, Frankie Mae Seabolt of Blairsville, Mark and Annie Holbrooks of Blairsville, Lynn and Pam Holbrooks of Blairsville, Janet and Danny Stephens of Blairsville, Susie King of Blairsville, Johnny and Sarah Holbrooks of Blairsville, Tommy and Tracy Holbrooks of Blarisville (sic), two sisters, Maggie Nelson of Blairsville and Lula Payne of Blairsville, twenty-two grandchildren, Roger, Steven, Evelyn, Tina, Arlis, Wesley, Amanda, Mendy, Nathan, Joni, Margaret, Amy, Becky, Carrie, Alicia, Brittany, Robin, Curtis, Mike, Kayla, Josh and Hannah, eighteen great-grandchildren, many other children and grandchildren not born of blood but of love, as well as many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Waymon Lovell, Rev. Jimmy Tanner and Rev. Kevin (Keith) Collins.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Wesley, Nathan and Josh Holbrooks, Curtis Stephens, Mike King, Steve, Arlis and Roger Seabolt.  All grandsons-in-law served as honorary pallbearers.  Special music was presented by New Liberty Baptist Church and Brittany Holbrooks.  Interment followed in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening after 6 p.m.

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


Hazel Louis Holbrooks

HAZEL LOUIS HOLBROOKS
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home


           


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jurl russell gilreath

 

            Jurl Russell Gilreath, age 65, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in Northside Hospital in Atlanta.  Mr. Gilreath was born in Union County, GA, on Tuesday, August 8, 1944, a son of the late Russell Gilreath and the late Bessie Payne Gilreath.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had been a lifelong resident of this area.  Mr. Gilreath had been employed by the U.S. Forestry Service, assigned to Fire Management.  He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Suches.  Preceding him in death besides his parents, was a son, Mike Gilreath.

Surviving family members are daughter and son-in-law, Angela Marie and Jeff Dodd, of Calhoun, GA; special friend, Marie Simmons, of Blairsville; grandson, Avery Dodd.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, May 8, 2020 at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Ronnie McCormick and Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating. Special music was presented by Larry Nichols, Roy and Doris Hefner.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tim Helton, Bill Coker, Roy Hefner, Nick Fortenberry, Greg Gilreath, and Benny Brookshire.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Jerome Garrett, Christopher Parks, James Conrad Gilreath, and Eugene Gilreath.  North Georgia Honor Guard presented military graveside honors at the burial at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Suches.

            Visitation was on Friday, May 7, 2010, after 6 p.m.; the family met with friends from 6 until 9 p.m. on Friday.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please view Jurl’s Life Tribute, and send condolences to the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Jurl Russell Gilreath

JURL RUSSELL GILREATH
Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home