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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 27, 2009                 Page 15A

 

thomas morabito

 

            Thomas Morabito, of Blairsville, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 13.  Thomas was retired from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and was a USMC Veteran.

            Tommy is survived by his wife, Joan, daughters Tommi Morabito and Jodi Durand, son, Eric Eckert, a grandson, John Thomas Eckert and his mother, Teresa Foster.  He is also survived by his dearest dog friends, Joseph, Angus and Seudi and his cat friends, Shato, Jed, and Grizzy.

            For those who knew Tommy and would like to celebrate his life and love of animals; in lieu of flowers, the family requests a small donation to any no-kill animal sanctuary of their choice.

            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 27, 2009                 Page 15A

 

harold leroy filliez

 

            Mr. Harold Leroy Filliez, Jr., age  70 of Charles Lane, Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 in the Union General Hospital in Blairsville following a brief illness.  Mr. Filliez was born on May 6, 1939 in Canton, OH, the son of the late Harold Leroy Filliez Sr. and the late Pauline Rhorbaugh Filliez.  Harold was a veteran of the US navy of the Vietnam War.  He had retired as certified automobile mechanic with over forty-three of service (sic).  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle in the mountains.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather and was a best friend to everyone he met.  Mr. Filliez was a member of St. Hillary’s Episcopal church. 

            Surviving Mr. Filliez are his loving wife of forty-one years, Mary Filliez of Blairsville, one son, Harold Filliez III of Ft. Myers, FL, one daughter, Brenda Kellogg of Lexington, KY, one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Gene Rolls of Masallin, OH, three grandchildren, Alex Filliez, Cristi and Cody Kellogg, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 1 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County humane society in memory of Mr. Filliez.

            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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harry lee colwell

 

            Mr. Harry Lee Colwell age 80 of Rogers Rd., Blairsville passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Colwell was born on Sept. 29, 1928 in Union County, the son of the late Andy Colwell and the late Julie Loudermilk Colwell.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County and before his retirement he was employed with the State of Georgia Revenue service.  Harry was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Colwell and a sister, Willie Drake.  Mr. Colwell was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.   

            Surviving Mr. Colwell are his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Willie Rogers Colwell of Blairsville, three sons and two daughters-in-law, Alan and Lisa Colwell of Blairsville, Tim Colwell of Blairsville, Joey and Teresa Colwell of Blairsville, one sister, Mary grace Hemphill of Blairsville, five grandchildren, Daniel, Megan, Josh, Julia and Tyler, one great grandchild, Jacob, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 1 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with Rev. Charles Black officiating.  Special music was presented by Debbie Owenby and Danita Kennedy.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Steve Drake, Mike Hemphill, Scott Lance, Tommy Abercrombie, Kenny Hutson and Bud Akins.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were George Gowder, Carlton Colwell, Curtis Young, Pat  Hacker, J.W. Payne and Jim McAfee.  Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home 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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maylon gene phillips

 

            Mr. Maylon Gene Phillips age 66 of Hedgecock Rd., Blairsville passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Phillips was born on June 28, 1942 in Hall County, GA, the son of the late Herbert Phillips and the late Pauline McQuiag Phillips.  He was a veteran of the US Marines of the Korean War.  Gene loved his family and most of all he loved his Lord.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bobby Wayne, Johnny and Lawrence Phillips, one sister, Doris Phillips.  Mr. Phillips was a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church.   

            Surviving Mr. Phillips are his loving wife of twenty-one years, Faye Lancaster Phillips of Blairsville, four children, Melissa Phillips of Montana, lance Phillips of Redding, CA, Stacy and Amy Strickland of Blairsville, Nathan and Tonya Strickland of Gainesville, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Alvin and Mildred Phillips of Gainesville, Marcus and Retha Phillips of Jasper, AL, grandchildren, Seth, Hannah, Rachel, Clayton and Mackenzie, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, may 26, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View chapel with the Rev. Tony Black and Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Nathan Strickland, Stacy Strickland, Mike Thomas, Dean Cook, Gabriel Watson and James Bridges.  Interment followed in the Ivy Log Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5-8 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 27, 2009                 Page 15A

 

hyapatiA leigh burrell

 

            Ms. Hyapatia Leigh Burrell, age 23, of Ellijay, GA, died suddenly in a car accident.  She was born July 9, 1985 in Blairsville, GA.  She was a high school graduate of Fannin County.  She was of the Baptist faith.  She worked as a waitress, and was a huge Georgia Bulldog fan.  She was preceded in death by grandparents, J.T. Burrell of Hiawassee, GA and George McKinney of Blue Ridge, and Rob and Annis Perkins of Maryville, TN; a cousin, Brittany Dugan of Cherokee, NC; and an uncle, Jimmy Chastain of Cherry Log, GA. 

She is survived by two sons, Bryson and Logan Davenport and their father Adam Davenport, all of Ellijay; her mother and stepfather, Sherry and Joe Bennett of Ellijay; father, Nolan Burrell of Hiawassee, GA; stepfather, Leonard Perkins of Maryville, TN; brother, Rusty Perkins of Maryville; sisters, Natasha Burrell Templeton and her husband James of California and Melissa Perkins of Maryville; grandparents, Shirley McKinney of Blue Ridge, Lois Burrell of Hiawassee, and Betty McKinney of Blue Ridge; a favorite aunt, Angela McKinney; a favorite cousin, Ashley Dugan; and a special friend, Lindsey Rogers. 

            Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Akins of Blue Ridge Chapel with Rev. David Berrong officiating.  Pallbearers were Daniel Davenport, Jamie Born, Greg Farmer, Billy Lovell, Jeff Danenhower, and Chad Whitaker.  Honorary pallbearers were Cody Burrell and Bill Berrong.  Interment followed in Concord Church Cemetery.  For those desiring, donations in memory of Ms. Burrell may be made to the Bryson and Logan Davenport Trust Fund x/o Gilmer County Bank, 529 Industrial Boulevard, Ellijay, GA 30540.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com.  Akins funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of arrangements.