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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 21, 2008                 Page 17B

 

jess payne

 

            Mr. Jess Payne, age 80 of Lafayette, GA, formerly of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, May 16, 2008 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN.  Mr. Payne was born Tuesday, June 21, 1927 in Union County, GA, to the late Hershel and Callie Payne.  He was a member of the New Martin’s Creek Baptist Church.  Jess was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Chastain Payne.

            Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Susie Payne of Chatsworth, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Brice and Karen Payne of Dalton, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Stacy and Emily Payne of Commerce, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Martha Payne of Lafayette, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and David Corbin, also of Lafayette; daughter, Jenee Moses of Chatsworth; and grandchildren: Christian Ball, Carrie Miller, Justin Payne, Candice Payne, Alicia Davis, Lisa Smith, Kim Jackson, Tiffany Payne, Tasha Corbin, Tyler Corbin and Matthew Walker; 12 great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 3 p.m. from the New Martin’s Creek Baptist Church with rev. Paul Ray Morgan and Rev. Aud Brown officiating.  Music was provided by Traci Rogers and Tony Ledford.  Interment followed in New Martin’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Terry Miller, Matthew Walker, Ronald Deyton, Kenneth Deyton, Marshall Newman and Wayne Deyton.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home-Blairsville Chapel.  Friends may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

           


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May 21, 2008                 Page 17B

 

charles wilbur bird, jr.

 

            Mr. Charles Wilbur Bird, Jr., age 79, of Deaver Rd., Blairsville formerly of Union City, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Bird was born on March 24, 1929 in Taliaferro County, GA, the son of the late Charles Wilbur Bird, Sr. and the late Irene Esther Morgan Bird.  He retired from Bell South Telephone Co. in 1987 with over thirty-six years of service.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army of the Korean war.  Mr. Bird was a member of union City Masonic Lodge #600 F&AM and also a member of the American Legion.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Bird in 1966.  Mr. Bird was a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Bird are his loving wife of fifty-six years, Doris Deaver Bird of Blairsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheryl and Rick Maddox of Rex, GA, Jackie and Tim Caufman of Newnan, GA; one sister and brother-in-law, Janelle and Bill Steen of port Orange, FL; five grandchildren, Jamie and Bryant Summerour, Christi and “J” Bybee, Susan Maddox, Tami and Chris DeLong and Courtney Caufman; three great-grandchildren, Andrew Summerour, Jack Bybee and Ricky Maddox; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, may 17, 2008 at 10 a.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the rev. Tony Black officiating.  Interment and graveside services were held on Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Holly Hill memorial park Cemetery in Fairburn, GA with graveside services conducted by the Union City Masonic Lodge #600.  The family met with friends at the Mountain View funeral Home on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. and also at the Parrott Funeral Home in Fairburn on Saturday 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 online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

           


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May 21, 2008                 Page 17B

 

cecil “john” ray garrett

 

            Mr. Cecil “John” Ray Garrett, age 57, of Hedrick Rd., Blairsville formerly of Ranger, GA passed away on Thursday May 15, 2008 following an extended illness.  Mr. Garrett was born on November 10, 1950 in McDonough, GA, the son of the late John Bunyon Garrett and the late Grace Louella McDaniel Garrett.  He was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by his family and friends.  Mr. Garrett was a member of First Covenant Church.

            Surviving Mr. Garrett are one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Wayne Parks of Blairsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerome and Bambi Garrett of Cartersville, GA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lillian and Clinton Newborn of Fairmount, GA, Helen and Harvey Young of White, GA; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Edward and Debbie Garrett of Waleska, GA, Jerry and Martha Garrett of Blairsville, Larry Garret, of GA; ten grandchildren, Alisha, Ashley, Sandra, Cody, Meagan, Chris, Tyler, Chelsey, Taylor and Kendal; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, may 17, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tony black and Rev. Chad Sisum officiating.  Special music was presented by Rev. Luther Thomas.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Travis Redford Adam Gardner, Chris Webb, Cody Zachary, Robert Garrett and Steve Lovelady.  Interment followed in the Henderson Family Cemetery.

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

           


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May 21, 2008                 Page 17B

 

mildred l. ledford

 

            Mildred L. Ledford, age 74, of Gospel Circle, Hayesville, NC died Saturday, may 17, 2008 at her residence.  A native of Union County, GA, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Ailene Nations Kirkland.  She had resided in Hayesville since 1937 and was a member of the South Hayesville Church of God.  She was a homemaker and a minister for over 50 years at service local churches.  Mildred was a very loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a tireless prayer warrior, who loved to cook and help other people.  She was preceded inn death by her sister, Evelyn Matheson.

            She is survived by her husband, Buford Ledford of the home; four sons, Ronnie Ledford of Marshall, NC, Kenny Ledford and wife Nancy of Hayesville, NC, Charles Wayne Ledford and wife Sandy of Murphy, NC and Dwayne Ledford and wife Angel of Blairsville, GA; four daughters, Bonnie Lou Monkus and husband Allen of Hayesville, NC, Kathleen Pierce and husband Wayne of Hayesville, NC, Glenda Matusewicz and husband Rick of Marshall, NC and Dinah Davis and husband John of Hayesville, NC; three brothers, Marshall Kirkland and wife Juanita of Blairsville, GA, Waymon Kirkland and wife Frances of Cartersville, GA and Sammy Kirkland and wife Marilyn of Michigan; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at the Townson Rose, Frank rose Sr. memorial Chapel in Hayesville, NC with her son Ronnie Ledford and daughter Dinah Davis officiating.  Music was provided by Ronnie Ledford, Vicki Coker and John Davis.  Interment was in Greenlawn Memorial gardens in Murphy, NC.  Pallbearers were the grandsons, Capt. John Brian Davis, III, Roger Ledford, Michael Ledford, Joe Ledford, C.B. Ledford and great grandson, Timothy Shaffer.  Honorary pallbearer was her granddaughter, Ensign Christie Davis.  The family received friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2008 and from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, may 20, 2008 at the Townson Rose, Frank Rose Sr. memorial Chapel in Hayesville, NC.  You may send tributes to the Ledford family at www.mem.com or view other obituaries at www.townson-rose.com

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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May 21, 2008                 Page 17B

 

dortha “dottie” satterfield dyer

 

            Mrs. Dortha “Dottie” Satterfield Dyer, age 82, of Blairsville, GA, passed away following a brief illness on Saturday, May 17, 2008, in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA.  Mrs. Dyer was born Friday August 28, 1925, in Hamilton County, TN, a daughter of the alt John Grady Satterfield and Annie Potts Satterfield.  Mrs. Dyer had lived most of her life in Union County, GA, and was a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church.  Preceding her in death, besides her parents, were her husband, Virgil Dyer, and a brother, John Satterfield.

            Surviving family members include daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Andrew Thompson, of Cumming, GA; son and daughter-in-law, James and Doris Bridges, of Blairsville; sister, Roberta Coker, of Blairsville; sister, Louise Howell, of Brooks, GA; grandchildren: Keith Kilby, Darrell bridges, Darin Bridges, Shannon Whicker; great grandchildren: Nicole Kilby, Brittany Floyd, Kali Bridges, Gracie Bridges, Emma and Elyssa Whicker; great-great-granddaughter, Carson Floyd.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 19, 2008 at 2 p.m. from Ivy Log Baptist Church with rev. Ray Potts and Rev. Tony Black officiating.  Interment followed in Zebulon Baptist church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen:  Keith Kilby, Darrell Bridges, Darin Bridges, Herbert Teague, Joe Teague, and Henry Glore.  The family received friends Sunday at the funeral home, after 2 p.m.  If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 521, Blairsville, Georgia 30514.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home-Blairsville Chapel.  Friends may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.