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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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May 23, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

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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May 23, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

john douglas ryan, jr.

 

           The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces funeral services for Mr. John Douglas Ryan, Jr., age 83 of Blairsville who passed away on Friday, May 18, 2012 at his home.

           Mr. Ryan was born on Friday, January 10, 1930 in Newark, NJ to the late John & Sarah Scorrer Ryan. John began his 41 year law enforcement career in his New Jersey where he attained the rank of Captain. He then became a Deputy Sheriff for Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office where he retired in 2000. He and his wife, Barbara moved to Blairsville where they were members of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville. John was a member of the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237 and also Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Valley of Lake Worth Orient of Florida.

           He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him, but especially missed by his family: his loving wife, Barbara A. Ryan of Blairsville; son & daughter-in-law, Douglas John & Rachel Ryan; son & daughter-in-law, John & Aleta Crough; daughter and her fiance, Valerie Hickman & Larry Hawk; daughter & son-in-law, Susan & Victor Icenhower; granddaughter, Alli Ryan; grandson, Jason Crough; grandson & his wife, Kenny & Kayla Hickman; cousin, Clara Dasenburg; niece & her husband, Betty Haynes & Gary Dean; great nephew & his wife, Henry P. Haynes III & Anna; great nephew & his wife, Kelsey Ryan Haynes & Beth.

           Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Bob Crowe officiating. A eulogy was shared by Mr. Floyd Petty and a Masonic Tribute was given by Brother Rick Siefken of Young Cane Lodge. The family received friends at the funeral home from 11 until the service began. Interment held at Tri-Cities Cemetery in Florence, AL. 

John Douglas Ryan, Jr.

JOHN DOUGLAS RYAN, JR
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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May 23, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

robert junior simmonds

 

           Mr. Robert Junior Simmonds, age 63, of Coopers Creek Rd., Suches passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at his home from injuries received in a lawn mower accident. Mr. Simmonds was born on April 3, 1949 in Blue Ridge, GA, the son of Bertha Winkler Simmonds and the late Elbert Simmonds. After retirement, Robert and his wife Pat moved back to Suches about four years ago from Gainesville where they had resided for the past forty-two years. Robert loved cutting grass and working on vehicles. His passion was driving a tractor trailer. He was a loving husband, son, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father, Elbert Simmonds and his step father, Red Simmonds. Robert was of the Baptist faith.

           Surviving Robert are his loving wife of forty-six years, Patricia Watkins Simmonds, two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Janet Simmonds of Cleveland, GA, Randy and Kimberly Simmonds of Gainesville, one daughter, Kelley Simmonds of Gainesville, four grandchildren, Andrea, Kyla, Reina and Dorian, brothers in law and sisters-in-law, Willard and Mildred Levi of Tampa, FL, Harold and Marie Long of Suches, Tommy and Marvine Crawford of Blairsville, Ron and Irene Troy of Suches, Leroy and Kathleen of Shiloh, GA, Merritt and Diane Wilson of Gainesville, Larry Watkins of Suches, Gary and Cecilia Rutledge of Gainesville, Florine Chastain of Suches, Betty Dailey of Suches, Shirley Watkins of Austell, GA, many other relatives and friends also survive.

           Funeral services were held on Saturday May 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Josh Mulkey officiating. A eulogy was given by his granddaughter, Andrea Simmonds. Special music was presented by Andrea Simmonds and by his nieces Paige Crawford, Lano Ledford, and Ona Huskey. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m.

           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


Robert Junior Simmonds


ROBERT JUNIOR SIMMONDS
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May 23, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

mark fuller

 

           Mark Fuller, age 58, died peacefully at his beloved mountain home in Blairsville, Georgia on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Neal Fuller. He is survived by his wife, Betty Dalton Fuller; son, Chris Fuller of Atlanta; three step-sons, Shawn Dalton, Corey Dalton, and Patrick Dalton all of Atlanta; mother, Kathleen "Kitty" Lotz of Stone Mountain; two sisters, Mary Ann Fuller of McDonough and Connie Cobb (Tom) of Roswell; two nieces, Melissa "Missy" Spruell (Steve) of McDonough and Lesley Grubb (Travis) of Avondale Estates; nephew, Matthew Cobb of Roswell, mother-in-law, Norma Gronewold of Fairmont, MN; other relatives and a host of friends.

           Mark was born on February 13, 1954 in Atlanta, GA to Kitty and Neal Fuller. He graduated from Tallulah Falls High School in Tallulah Falls, GA and received his Associate Degree from Reinhardt College. Mark worked in Communication Sales for 25 years as an executive establishing some of the first mobile phone sites in the southeast. He loved classic cars, motorcycles, boating and gardening at his home in Blairsville. Mark will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

           The service celebrating the life of Mark Fuller was held Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 4PM at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel with Pastor John Baker officiating. The family received friends on Sunday, May 20th from 2PM to 4PM at the funeral home until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 8400692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692ss in memory of Mark Fuller. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A Family Company," Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200 has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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

            

 

 

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Blairsville, GA 30512

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May 23, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

earl foster gibson, jr.

 

           Mr. Earl Foster Gibson Jr. of 12 Point Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in the N.E. Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Gibson was born on Oct. 31, 1935 in Wilmington, NC, the son of the late Earl Foster Gibson Sr. and the late Elizabeth King Gibson. Earl was a veteran of the US Air Force of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the Military with over thirty-three years of service. He served in the US Navy, the US Army and the US Air Force. He proud of his military career and was proud to be an American. He was a member of the American Legion for over fifty years, the VFW and was a Master Mason of the Masonic Lodge F&AM. His hobbies included golfing and wood working in his shop. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jimmy Lee Thompson. Earl attended Ivy Log Baptist Church.

           Surviving Earl are his loving wife of fifty-six years, Vaunda Scudder Gibson of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Ellen Gibson of Jacksonville, FL, Susan (Thompson) and Fred Comer of Blairsville, four brothers and sisters-in-law, King and Audean Gibson of Canada, Warren and Dora Gibson of Wilmington, NC, Bill and Jill Gibson of Tuscon, AZ, Bruce and Fran Gibson of San Jose, CA, five grandchildren, Bobby Thompson, Steven, Jessica and Jacque Gibson and Biaca Fulford, four great- grandchildren, Kaylyn, Nolan, Bobby Ray and Elizabeth, many other relatives and friends also survive.

           A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Ivy Log Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Mr. Gibson.

           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


Earl Foster Gibson, Jr.

     
EARL FOSTER GIBSON. JR
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May 23, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

martha “marti” an morris

 

           Mrs. Martha "Marti" An Morris, age 73, of Sunrise Drive, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Morris was born on Jan. 5, 1939 in Dallas, TX, the daughter of the late Albert B. Meyer and the late Martha E. Whitehead Meyer. Marti was an Ambassador for Christ, She had taught bible studies and was one who truly loved her church and the Lord. She submitted the weekly "Encouragement from the Master" articles in the North Georgia News for several years. Her hobbies included sewing and she was a very talented artist. Marti was a member of the Redeemer Baptist Church in Blairsville.

           Surviving Marti are one daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and Bryan Sampson of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Becky Morris of Charlotte, NC, one brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Tricia Meyer of Alpharetta, GA, five grandchildren, Stephen Asbury Long, Dustin Kyle Sampson, Susanna Grace Long, Elizabeth Christine Long and Chloe Grace Morris, one niece, Claudia Meyer, one nephew, Eric Meyer, a host of church family, many other relatives and friends also survive.

           Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. from the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. George Cline and Rev. Bill Schakat officiating. Marti lay in state at the church on Saturday from 10:30-11:00. Special music was presented by Michael and Jennifer Roderick. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Robby Morris, Bryan Sampson, Stephen Long, Dusty Sampson, Derek Goss and Clarence Phillips. Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

           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


Martha An Morris


MARTHA ANN MORRIS
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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May 23, 2012                                 Page 16A

 

ella l. souther dyer

 

           The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces funeral services held for Mrs. Ella L. Souther Dyer, age 87 of Blairsville, who passed away Friday, May 18, 2012. Funeral Services were held 2 PM Monday, May 21, 2012 at Choestoe Baptist Church, Blairsville, remains placed in state at 1 PM, Rev. Henry Loggins officiated. Burial in Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery.

           Mrs. Dyer lived in Blairsville all of her life and was a member of Pine Top Baptist Church in Blairsville. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mrs. Dyer was preceded in death by her husband Vaughan Dyer, son Stephen Dyer, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. She is survived by her children: Evonne & Ron Dayhoff, Dawsonville; Carol & Tommy Bowers, Gainesville, Sheila Greene, Buford; Lynn & Tom Cook, Smyrna; Terry & Mae Dyer, Young Harris; Stanley & Lynette Dyer, Pam & Terry Simmons, Kent & Sandra Dyer, all of Blairsville; special friend, Debbie Underwood; 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

           Family received friends from 5-8 PM Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home. Tim Stewart Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com 


Ella L. Souther Dyer


   
ELLA L. SOUTHER DYER
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