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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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May 16, 2012                                 Page 14A

 

sandra jenkins

 

           Sandra Jenkins, age 65, of Blairsville, GA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, May 10, 2012 in Blairsville.

           Sandra was born in Dahlonega, GA, on Friday, December 20, 1946, a daughter of the late Mayse Griffin and the late Ruth Gooch Griffin. She was a lifelong resident of this area, and a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Blairsville. Sandra was a graduate of Woody Gap High School, and of Young Harris College. Besides her parents, she had been preceded in death by a brother, Harris Griffin; and great nephews, Clay King and Connor Griffin.

           Sandra was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her family: daughter and son-in-law, Natalie and Mark Vaughn; son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Glenda Jenkins; daughter, Lori Jenkins; and friend, Jerome Martin; all of Blairsville; granddaughter Jessica Chatham; grandson, Luke Chatham; granddaughter, Noelle Vaughn; and grandson, Kole Jenkins; sister-in-law, Barbara Griffin; niece, Rhonda Dyer; nephews, Jeff Griffin and Daniel Griffin; many other relatives and many friends also survive.

           Funeral services were held Friday, May 11, 2012, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Brent Chatham officiating. Special music was presented by David and Jackie Chatham. Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home was held on Friday, May 11th, at noon, before the start of the funeral services. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers; Luke Chatham, Eli Martin, Ethan Martin, Trey Thomas, Mark Burrell, and Mike Hemphill. Kole Jenkins served as honorary pallbearer.

           Arrangements entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please sign the guest registry and send your condolences to the family on our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.  


Sandra Jenkins

SANDRA JENKINS
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ethel marie stark

 

           Mrs. Ethel Marie Stark, age 86, 9of Gordon Thomas Road, Blairsville passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. She was born November 14, 1925 in Madison Heights, VA to the late Fletcher and Floy Warner Roberts. Mrs. Stark moved here 10 months ago from Dunwoody, GA, and attended Fellowship of the Hills Church since moving here. Mrs. Stark worked every election at the polls for about 65 years. She was involved in Heart Strings Senior Choir at Dunwoody Baptist Church where she was a member for 45 years. She was also a part of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry. Mrs. Stark was preceded in death by a son, Donald Stark in 2012.

           Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Gene Stark of Blairsville, daughters, Diane Stark Stephens of Blairsville, and Sharon Greye of Savannah, brothers, Maurice and Virginia Roberts of Defuniac, FL and Charles Roberts of Madison Heights, VA, five grandchildren, Vanya Greye, Ashley Stephens, Jeff Stark, Kenneth Stephens and Ian Greye, three great grandchildren, Nate, Andrew and Mary Grace, several nieces, nephews and other family members also survive.

           Memorial services will be held at a later date at Dunwoody Baptist Church with Dr. Mac Hannah and Dr. Bill Baggett officiating. Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery in Atlanta.

           In lieu of flowers make memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation in Mrs. Stark’s memory.

           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 


      Ethel Marie Stark     

ETHEL MARIE STARK
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May 16, 2012                                 Page 14A

 

jose moran bonilla

 

           Jose Moran Bonilla, 68, of North Port, FL and Suches, GA, passed away gently on May 7, 2012 after a 15-year-struggle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

           Born in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, U.S.A. On 29 Jan 1944k, Jose grew up in New York City and joined the U;.s. Army from which he retired in 1983 as a Special Forces Master Sergeant. Jose served two combat in Vietnam where he won numerous medals, including two Bronze Stars (one with Oak Leaf Cluster for Valor) and a Meritorious Service Medal. After retiring from the Army, Jose joined the Central Intelligence Agency where he spent 17 years working as a Technical Operations Officer. Proud of his military and civilian service, Jose always noted he had spent 38 years defending America. Jose is survived by his beloved wife, Pamela; daughter Jennifer; son Steven; four grandchildren, Capone, Macy, Caden and Trevor; sister Lucy Burgos; brother Milton Moran and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Jose had three children from his first marriage and has six additional grandchildren.

           In retirement, Jose loved his dogs (especially our Rottweilers, all rescues), cats and birds, loved telling jokes and doing puzzle books. He was an associate member of Gulfstream Guardian Angel Rottweiler Rescue, and a member of North port Neighborhood Watch (until he became too sick to participate). Jose also was a lifetimes member of the U.S. Special Forces Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled American Veterans.

           Jose will be buried at Sarasota National Cemetery with full military honors after a private ceremony with the immediate family;. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in Jose's honor to Gulfstream Guardian Angel Rottweiler Rescue in Miami, to your local humane society, to the American Lung Association or to the Wounded Warrior Project. God bless us all.

           Farley Funeral home in North Port is handling arrangements.

 

            

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May 16, 2012                                 Page 14A

 

sharon lynn marrs butler

 

           Mrs. Sharon Lynn Marrs Butler, age 66, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012 at her home.

           Sharon was born on March 29, 1946, in Odessa, TX, a daughter of the late Louis Marrs and the late Lois Young Marrs. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and was active in First Baptist Church Decorating Committee, doing interior decorating. Sharon enjoyed playing bridge, and was Chaplain of the Old Unicoi Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Besides her parents, she had been preceded in death by a brother, R. Dee Marrs.

           Sharon will be missed greatly by all who knew her; most especially by her loving family: husband, Jim, of Blairsville; son, Clayton Butler, of Salt Lake City, UT; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hoyt L. and Lucille Butler, of Newnan, GA; sister-in-law, Rhea Marrs of Louisiana; three nephews, Evan Marrs, Darin Marrs, and Taylor Marrs, all of Louisiana; and many friends.

           Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 11 a.m., in First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Rev. Richard Stillwell officiating. The following gentlemen have been asked to serve as pallbearers: Marcus Terschel, Glenn Wethington, David Miller, Dick Moriarty, John Jensen, and Paul Ellis. Asked to serve as honorary escort to the family are Jim Cone, David Hale, and Eddie Stearns. Burial will be in Choestoe Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday evening, May 15, 2012, between the hours of 6 to 9 p.m.

           If you wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Blairsville, Decorating Fund; P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, Georgia 30514; or to DAR Scholarship Fund, Old Unicoi Trail Chapter.

           Arrangements entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please send your condolences to the family and sign the guest registry on our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

            

 
Sharon Lynn Marrs Butler


    SHARON LYNN MARRS BUTLER
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May 16, 2012                                 Page 14A

 

robert john hill

 

           Mr. Robert John Hill age 65 of Ivy Log Rd., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Hill was born on Dec. 19, 1946 in Detroit, MI., the son of the late Bertrum Hill and the late Barbara Phufl Hill. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Robert enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. Robert was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Hill are his loving wife of twenty-six years, Peggy Joyce Cooke Hill of Blairsville, two daughters and sons-in-law, Brandi and Don Boehl of Blairsville, Joey and Tracy Simmons of Tallassee, Al, one brother, Ronald Hill of Calihan, FL, four grandchildren, Cheyenne, Trent, Johnathan and Lexi, many other relatives and friends also survive.

           A memorial service will be held at a later date with interment to follow in the Georgia National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to United Way in memory of Robert.

           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


Robert John Hill


ROBERT JOHN HILL
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mildred m. shuck

 

           Mrs. Mildred M. Shuck, age 97, of Wesley Mtn. Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Shuck was born on Jan. 10, 1915 in Foley, AL, the daughter of the late Arthur Huff and the late Rose Musgrove Huff. Mildred was a sixty year resident of Florida. She had managed Piney Town Court in St. Petersburg for thirty-seven years before moving to Brannan Lodge in 2006. She is now resting with God and those who went before her including her husband, George Kenneth Shuck in 1993, a son, Charles Kenneth Shuck in 2005 and a brother, Glen Huff. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and great-great grandmother. Mildred was a member of Coosa United Methodist Church.

             Surviving Mrs. Shuck are three sons and daughters-in-law, George and Carol Shuck of Colorado Springs, CO, Ronald and Sally Shuck of Blairsville, Robert and Patricia Shuck of Altoona, FL, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild, many other relatives and friends also survive.

           A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date from the Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Eustis, FL. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Regency Hospice of Hiawassee in memory of Mrs. Shuck.

           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


Mildred M. Shuck

MILDRED M. SHUCK
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joseph “joe” piowlski, jr.

 

           Mr. Joseph “Joe” Piowlski, Jr, age 44 of Akins Road, Blairsville passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Joe was born on June 2, 1967 in Jersey City, NJ, the son of Joseph J. Piowlski and Donna Reichert. Joe was of the Catholic faith.

           Surviving Joe are his mother and stepfather, Donna and Ron Worthan of Murphy, one daughter, Brittany Piowlski of Blairsville, two brothers and one sister-in-law, John and Lori Piowlski of Mankota MN, Jason Piowlski of Los Angeles, CA, two step brothers, Nathan Worthan of Huntsville, AL, Joshua Worthan of Hartwell, GA, many other relatives and friends also survive.

           Services will be held at a later date. Interment was held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. from the Worthan Family Cemetery.

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