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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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May 22, 2013                             Page 13A

 

rosamond alley

 

            Mrs. Rosamond Alley, age 92, of Wesley Mtn. Dr., Blairsville, GA, formerly of Galveston, TX passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was born September 8, 1920 to the late Edwin Earl and Ruth Esther Jennings Parker, Sr. Mrs. Alley was a former member of the Salvation Army.

            Survivors include her husband Ralph Alley of Blairsville, GA, brothers, Edwin E. Parker, Jr. of Texas City, TX and Franklin R. Parker of Murphy, NC, sister, Junell Loven of Pasadena, TX.

            No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers make memorial contributions in Mrs. Alley’s memory to Gideons International.

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

         

 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 22, 2013                             Page 13A

 

altus dean bracken

 

            Mr. Altus Dean Bracken, age 89, of Wesley Mtn. Dr., Blairsville, GA passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. He was born March 30, 1924 in Labanan, OK to the late William T. and Alice Campbell Bracken. Mr. Bracken enjoyed woodworking and liked to repair things. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. Mr. Bracken was a WW II U.S. Navy Veteran. He was preceded in death by brothers, Carl and Farrell Bracken and sisters, Opal White and Marie Riley. He was of the Baptist Faith.

            Survivors include his wife Ruth Bracken of Blairsville, children, Annette and Harmon Hunt of McCurtain, OK, Michael and Janice Bracken of Stigler, OK, Patsy and Gary Holt of Stigler, OK, Barbara and Dean Clark of Collinsville, OK, step-children, Tryvonne and William Morgan of Franklin, NC and Walter McLean of Franklin, NC, brother, Lowell and Juanita Bracken of Flagstaff, AZ, nine grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

            No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers make memorial donations to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

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

Altus Dean Bracken

DONALD L. MacLANE
   Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 22, 2013                             Page 13A

 

donnie harkins burnette

 

            Mrs. Donnie Harkins Burnette, age 91, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 at Heritage Healthcare Center of Blue Ridge, GA.

            Mrs. Burnette was born in Union County, GA on September 30, 1921, a daughter to Newt and Maggie Harkins. There were 15 siblings in all, while she was growing up. Donnie was saved by her Lord at a young age and her faith grew under the guidance of her parents and grandfather, who was a preacher. All she ever knew was hard work. Her father sawed off a hoe handle and had her working the garden when she was little. This work ethic she passed onto her children. She worked at the Owltown Cafe for 50 years where she became famous for her biscuits & gravy. She raised many gardens over the years and canned absolutely everything, - nothing went to waste. She enjoyed creating quilts, playing the guitar and singing. Donnie was "everybody's mama" who was gifted with the spirit of generosity. She would sacrifice much to meet a need - such as becoming a midwife to help the women in the community. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Southerland; granddaughter, Mia Southerland; parents and siblings.

            Donnie will be fondly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: sons, Johnny, Gary and Ronnie Burnette; daughters, Kathryn Lloyd and Tama Lee; and the legacy she leaves behind, embodied by her 25 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Donnie were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Danny White officiating. Special music was presented by The Son's Light Singers. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Shane Burnette, Jamie Burnette, Cody Franklin, Danny Jones, Warren Cole, Chase Platt, Zach Morris and Roger Seabolt. Interment followed in Owltown Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your condolences on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

Donnie Harkins Burnette

DONNIE HARKINS BURNETTE
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The North Georgia News

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May 22, 2013                             Page 13A

 

horace clinton starnes

 

            Mr. Horace Clinton Starnes, age 90 of Forest Park, GA, formally of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, GA.

            Mr. Starnes was born in Kennesaw, GA on Tuesday, May 16, 1922 to the late Henry and Ann McMickens Starnes. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Horace was a member of Trackrock Baptist Church in Blairsville before moving to be closer to his children. Horace was a humble man who was easygoing and never argumentative. Gifted with patience and a servants heart; he would display kindness to everyone he met. Stemming from his Naval Service, Horace kept high standards of appearance and organization. He loved to sing at Sunday church service. He enjoyed his coffee and believed that "no meal was complete without something sweet!" He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Bonnie Sexton Starnes.

            He will be missed by all who knew him, but especially by his family: daughters and sons-in-law, Janice & Rick Johnson and Karen & Dwight Haney, both of Morrow, GA; three grandchildren; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services for Mr. Starnes were held on Friday, May 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Denny Moss and Rev. Wade Plott officiating. Special music was presented by The Moss Family. Interment followed in Trackrock Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Brandon Haney, Larry Johnson, Jantson Haney, Loy Cook, Jerry Cook and Herman Garrett. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. until the service hour.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please visit our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com to sign the guest registry and send condolences to the family.   

Horace Clinton Starnes

HORACE CLINTON STARNES
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May 22, 2013                             Page 13A

 

omah louise smith rogers

 

            Mrs. Omah Louise Smith Rogers, age 81, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday morning, May 17, 2013, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Omah was the daughter of the late Lem and Ruby Smith of Murphy, NC. Her husband, Charles Rogers and sister Beulah Griffin preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law, Nancy & Tim Dyer and Patricia & Jerry Cook of Blairsville, GA, four grandchildren, Robin Cook, Misty Jones and her husband Bobby, Jeff Cook and Emily Dyer, and one great granddaughter, Charli Jones; nephews and nieces, her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law also survive her: Ray and Mamie Rogers, Tommy and Jean Rogers, Orvin and Louise Lance, and sister, Frances Wellborn.

            Omah devoted her life to her children, Nancy and Patricia, and taking care of her home. She was dedicated to the family businesses, Rogers Grocery Store and Collins Department Store. Omah is remembered by Patricia as a mother who was determined she would learn to play the piano by setting a timer on the instrument for 30 minutes each day during her strictly supervised practice session. Nancy remembers her mother providing her with opportunities to learn at a very young age. She drove Nancy to Hayesville where she was enrolled in a special kindergarten program attended by only a few children from Blairsville. Omah was known by her friends and neighbors as loving and helpful. She was an active member of the Blairsville United Methodist Church until she was disabled after a car accident in 2007. Following the accident, Omah resided at Union County Nursing Home where she uplifted the spirits of those who took care of her. Her nurses and CNAs provided her with excellent care loved her. Our Mother lived her last six years in the memory of her past. We have learned from her how important it is to make good memories.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Rogers were held on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Jan Devereaux of Regency Hospice officiating. Kay Bradley share fond memories. Music was provided by Trackrock Quartet. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Robert Rogers, Tommy Rogers, Larry Lance, Gary Lance, Robby Rogers, and Jeff Cook. Graveside Committal services  followed in Union Memory Gardens officiated by Rev. Wade Plott. Visitation was at the funeral home on Sunday, May 19th, from 1 until the service hour.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Nursing Home Activity Fund, 164 Nursing Home Circle Blairsville, GA 30512.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your condolences and share your fond memories of Omah with the family on our website, at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.     

Omah Louise Smith Rogers

OMAH LOUISE SMITH ROGERS
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Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 22, 2013                             Page 13A

 

judy ligrnetta

 

            Mrs. Judy Ligrnetta, age 72 of Blairsville passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

            Mrs. Ligrnetta was born in Atlanta on April 12, 1941 to the late Roy & Carrie Jenkins Lyons. She had a protective and nurturing nature. Which is why she enjoyed serving with the Dekalb County Police Dept. as a public safety officer and also as a CNA for a nursing home. She valued education and went back to school at age 40 to earn her GED. Judy approached the world with a strong Christian faith. Judy always said, " place your troubles in God's hands. Love and trust in Him with all your heart because He is the only one you have to answer to." Judy and her husband, Frank moved to Blairsville 19 years ago to enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains. She loved tubing in Helen, camping, riding around looking at the mountains and watching the local parades from her front porch steps. She was proud of her family and enjoyed spending quality time with them especially around the holidays. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Camp; 2 grandsons, Kevin Camp & Matthew Patrick, her parents, and a brother.

            She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: her loving husband of 23 years, Frank Ligrnetta; daughter, Joy David; daughter & son-in-law, Pam & Tom Searcy; son, Joe Camp; son & daughter-in-law, Ken & Karen Camp; sisters, Ann Mitchell, Jeanette Dickson and Susan Farris; and brother, Thomas Lyons. 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren also share in her legacy.

            Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Kyle Caudell officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday from noon until the start of the service. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Eddie Camp, Kyle Camp, Cody Camp, Wesley Murphy, Ryan Spivey, Justin Morris and Jimmy Taylor. Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens.

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

Judy Ligrnetta

JUDY LIGRNETTA
   Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home