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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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May 19, 2010                             Page 15A

 

debbie jean lance phillips

 

            Debbie Jean Lance Phillips, age 55 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at her residence.

Debbie was born Thursday, July 15, 1954 in Ft. Belvoir, VA, to Lougene Cheek Lance of Blairsville and the late Charles Lance. She was a member of Blairsville City Council, a secretary for Georgia Boot for many years and coached Recreational (sic) girls softball and basketball for several years.  Debbie worked as distribution manager for Blue Ridge Textile. 

            Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her daughter & son-in-law, Ashley & John Davis; daughter, Kayla Phillips, all of Blairsville; sister & brother-in-law Vickie & Earl Brackett of Blairsville; sister & brother-in-law, Rita & Terry Hughes; and sister & brother-0in-law, Kathy & Jeff Butt, all of Young Harris; granddaughter, Kamryn Mull; step-0brother, Brian Thomas of Flowery Branch, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 5 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Jenkins and Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Music was provided by Casey Jones and Leigha Jones, Katherine Nelson and Greg Waller.  Interment was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: W.C. Nelson, Jeremy Smith, Jeff Taylor, Terry Hughes, Jeff Butt and Tim Taylor.  Honorary pallbearers included: Rhonda MaHan, Crystal Davenport, Gail Gowder, Susan McCollum, Karen Gillispie, Doris Bridges, Sue Pack, Rachel Cole, Linda Huntemann, and Carole Turner.

            The family received friends Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from 6-9 PM at the funeral home. 

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


Debbie Jean Lance Phillips

DEBBIE JEAN LANCEPHILLIPS
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 19, 2010                             Page 15A

 

robert gordon peters

 

            Mr. Robert Gordon Peters are 78 of Everett Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 following an extended illness.  Mr. Peters was born on February 7, 1932 I Tampa, FL, the son of the late P. Hubert Peters and the late Carolyn Martha Slocum Peters.  He was a veteran of the US National Guard.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  Robert loved his church and loved the Lord.  Robert also the North Georgia Mountains.  He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Peters and a brother, Henry Peters.  Mr. Peters was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville. 

            Surviving Mr. Peters are his loving wife of thirty-one years, Ruth Ann Kauffman of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Bud) Peters and Mary Soars of Blairsville, Marshall A. and Barbara Peters of State College, PA, two stepsons and one daughter-in-law, Eric K. and Vanessa Harvey of Houston, TX, Daniel R. Harvey of Blairsville, one sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and David Maclaren of Clearwater, FL, seven grandchildren, two step grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View chapel with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.  Special music will be presented by Dan Lockmiller.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the First Baptist church Building Fund or to Gideon’s International in memory of Mr. Peters.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. 

            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.


Robert Gordon Peters

ROBERT GORDON PETERS
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May 19, 2010                             Page 15A

 

baarbara I. lee

 

            Barbara I. Lee, age 74, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Lyndon, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA.  Barbara was born January 6, 1936 in Morrison, IL, the daughter of James D. and Bertha Howe.  Barbara was educated in the Morrison Grade Schools and was a graduate of Morrison High School, Morrison, IL.  Barbara was employed as bookkeeper for the Whiteside County Health Department until retiring in 1992 when she moved to Blairsville, GA.  Following retirement she was employed by the Mental Health Clinic, Hiawassee, GA.  Barbara was a member of Coosa United Methodist Church, Blairsville, GA and very active in most of the church’s ministries and activities.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Red Hat Society and several book clubs in Blairsville.  Barbara was a passionate genealogist and active in historical societies in Illinois and Georgia.  She enjoyed spending time with family,  especially her grandchildren.  She married Frank B. Lee on November 16, 1957 in Elgin, IL.  He preceded her in death on March 20, 2003.  She was also predeceased by her parents, a daughter Kathleen Taggart, and a granddaughter Rebecca Lee.

            Barbara is survived by three daughters, Melody Lee, Elgin, IL, Michelle Lee, Marietta, GA, Marcia (Lee) Cox, Myakka City, FL; Frank (Minnie) Lee, Wayne, IL, Michael (Lori) Lee, Prophetstown, IL, Matthew (LuEllen) Lee, Morrison, IL, Martin Lee, Douglasville, GA; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, many great great grandchildren, one brother Daniel Howe of Franklin, KY.

            Funeral services were held at 7 PM on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at the Morrison Chapel – Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with cremation rites following.  Pastor Bob Burton of Bethesda Lutheran Church, Morrison, IL, officiated.  Visitation was 5-7 PM Sunday, May 16, 2010 at the Morrison Chapel, Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.  Inurnment at Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, IL.  Memorials may be made to: Coosa United Methodist Church, Blairsville, GA Scholarship Fund and the American Cancer Society.

            To send online condolences go to www.bosmarenkes.com


Barbara I. Lee


 BARBARA I. LEE
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May 19, 2010                             Page 15A

 

felix f. bevis

 

            Mr. Felix F. Bevis, age 96, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010 in Mineral Bluff, GA.

Mr.  Bevis was born in Jackson County, FL, on Sunday, September 28, 1913, a son of the late Flavious “Flake” Bevis and Ruby Peterson Bevis.  He was a veteran of the U.S. navy, and served during World War II.  He had worked as a planner for a U.S. Naval Air Station.  Mr. Bevis was a member of the Masons.  He had been preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Greene Bevis. 

            Burial will take place in Jacksonville, Florida; no local services are planned.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  You may send condolences to www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

 


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May 19, 2010                             Page 15A

 

donnie g. anderson

 

            Mrs. Donnie G. Anderson, age 75, of Raspberry Trail, Blairsville passed away on Monday, May 10, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Anderson was born on November 20, 1934 in Union County, the daughter of the late Major Grant and the late Dora Shuler Grant.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union and Towns Counties.  She loved gardening, traveling fishing and spending time with her grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Cecil Lee Anderson in 2005, a grandson, Charles James Anderson in 1988 and by a brother, Sylvan Grant in 1990.  Mrs. Anderson attended the South End Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Anderson are her loving husband of fifty-eight years, Robert Anderson of Blairsville, five daughters and four sons-in-law, Ann and Ottis Franklin, Brenda and John Chambers, Dora Davenport, Peggy and Ken Denning all of Blairsville, two sons and one daughter-in-law James Anderson, Brandon and Melisia Anderson all of Blairsville, two brothers and one sister-in-law, David Grant of Murphy, NC, John and Shirley grant of Dallas, GA, four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Ruby McClure, Dorothy and Joe Vandiver, Louise and Charlie Payne, Ossie and Vernon Jones all of Blairsville, grandchildren, David and Tascha Franklin, Jamie Anderson, Samantha Franklin, Carey Rich, Chris Anderson, Kelli Denning and Summer Anderson, great grandchildren, Maddie Franklin, Jada Lovell and Kenzie Hullett, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Aud Brown officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Bill Anderson, Charles Anderson, John Anderson, Kenny Jones, Kenneth White and Bill Jones.  Interment followed in the Ebenezer Baptist church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. 

            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.


Donnie G. Anderson


DONNIE G. ANDERSON
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geraldine plott spiva

 

            Geraldine Plott Spiva, age 80 of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Friday, May 14, 2010 at her residence.

Geraldine was born Wednesday, June 5, 1929 in Blairsville, to the late Claude  and the late Flossie Owenby Plott.  She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, W.C. Clyde Spiva, two brothers and five sisters. 

            Surviving family members include: daughter & son-in-law, Gayle & Harold Cunningham; son & daughter-in-law, Eddy & Judy Spiva; sister & brother-in-law, Zel & Wayne Henderson; sister, Lois Dyer; brother & sister-in-law, Harold & Patricia Plott; sister & brother-in-law, Betty & Jack Kelley; all of Blairsville; grandsons: Scott Dyer and Chad Spiva; granddaughter, Nikki Spiva; great grandchildren: Savannah Dyer and Tristin Dyer all of Blairsville; special friends: Kim, Jerry, Jessica and Jake Farner; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 2 PM from the Cochran Funeral home Chapel with Rev. Jeremy Henderson officiating.  Music was provided by Freddy Burrell.  Interment followed in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Michael Plott, Allen Plott, Jae Farner, Jamey Plott, Jerry Farner and Larry Henderson.  Honorary pallbearers included the following gentlemen: Phil Kelley, Louis Henderson and Leonard Sosebee.

            The family received friends Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 6-9 PM at the funeral home.

            If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to Regency Hospice, P.O. Box 494, Hiawassee, GA 30546,

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



Geraldine Plott Spiva


GERALDINE PLOTT SPIVA
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