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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 28, 2008                 Page 17B

 

benny frank brown

 

            Mr. Benny Frank Brown, age 58, of Bearmeat Spur, Hiawassee formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2008 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Brown was born on October 15, 1949 in Union County, the son of the late William Francis Brown and the late Virginia Mashburn Brown.  He was a lifelong resident of Union and Towns Counties.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army of the Korean War.  Benny loved to play the guitar and sing country, bluegrass and gospel songs and music.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Virginia Brown; brother, Oble Brown; a twin brother, Glynny Brown; grandparents, Tom and Cora Brown, Will and Ollie Mashburn.  Mr. Brown attended North Mt. Zion Church of God.

            Surviving Mr. Brown are two sons, Tony Brown of Hiawassee, “Little” Ben Brown of Hiawassee; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Dot Garrett and Vassie Garrett both of Hiawassee, Shirley and Eugene Pope, Marie Burnette, Belvia Jean and Vernon Barnes all of Blairsville; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Clinton brown of Hiawassee, Zeno and Dessie Brown of Blairsville; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, may 21, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Raburne Wilson and Rev. Eugene Freeman officiating.  Special music was presented by Ryan Wilson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Bryon Davis, Scott Garrett, Billy Burnette, Johnny Barnes, Donald Teague and Rick Davis.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were, Kenny Garrett, Eugene Pope, Greg Barnes and Junior Brown.  Interment followed in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery with the North Georgia Honor Guard conducting military honors.

            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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clara belle duckworth

 

            Mrs. Clara Belle Duckworth, age 89, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, May 19, 2008 at Union County Nursing Home, in Blairsville.  Mrs. Duckworth was born Saturday, May 10, 1919 in Union County, GA, to the late E.S. and Oria Souther Collins.  A lifelong resident of Union County, Mrs. Duckworth was a member of Choestoe Baptist Church.  Mrs. Duckworth was preceded in death by husband, Donald Duckworth, and a son, Hubert Duckworth.

            Surviving family members include a daughter, Carrie McGahie of Blairsville; grandchildren: Tommy Anderson, Billy Anderson, Tammy Bryson, Peggy Seabolt, Scotty Duckworth, Marisa Crowley; great-grandchildren: Dawson, Dayton, Wendy, Dereck, Hollie, Jonie, Cody, Jessica, Ethan and Hunter, great great grandchildren, Noah and Kayla. many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 2 p.m. from Cochran Funeral Home-Blairsville Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Interment followed in Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 1-2, Thursday, May 22.

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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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 several 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 in 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   20 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 held in the Greenlawn Memorial gardens in Murphy, NC.  Pallbearers were 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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northa pauline brown

 

            Mrs. Northa Pauline Brown, age 87, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Union County Nursing Home.  Mrs. Brown was born Saturday, September 18, 1920 in Union County, GA to the late Marcus Clayburn King and the late Addie Kate Dyer King.  She was a member of old Liberty Baptist Church and was preceded in death by brother, Rouse King.

            Survivors include: husband, Barney Brown of Blairsville, GA; daughter, Marie Brown of Blairsville, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Ray and Alwayne brown of Blairsville, GA; brothers, Cecil King, Sam King and Ford King; sisters, Irene Davis, Lucille Collins and Hazel Dyer all of Blairsville; granddaughter, Cindy Nicole Brown and friend Jerry Hunter; step-grandson and wife, Jason and Becky Silvers; step great-grandson, Josha Silvers; several nieces and nephews. many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 26, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harley Hunter and Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating.  Interment was in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Poley Seabolt, Don Collins, Jason Collins, Toby Collins, Harold Collins, Freddy Collins, Aubrey Dyer and Kevin King.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 5-7, Sunday, May 25.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to: New Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 1078, Blairsville, GA 30514.

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

           


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william gary erwin

 

            Mr. William Gary Erwin, age 64, of Blairsville, GA passed away on Wednesday, may 21, 2008 following a period of declining health.  He was born to the late William and Mary Lee Souther Erwin on September 14, 1943 in Summit County, OH.

            He is survived by cousins, O.E. Deaver of Blairsville, GA and Charles Souther of Huntsville, AL.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 1 p.m. from Old Union Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Pallbearers were Stanley Stepp, Derek Stepp, Josh Stepp, Jim Reece, Bryan Souther and Brett Deaver.  Music was provided by Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir.  Interment was in Old Union Church Cemetery.

            Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.


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May 28, 2008                 Page 17B

 

rosa lee wilson

 

            Mrs. Rosa Lee Wilson, age 98, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, may 24, 2008 at Union County Nursing Home, in Blairsville.  Mrs. Wilson was born Monday, August 2, 1909 in Brooks County, GA, to the late Sylvester Lee Norris and the late Nellie Mae Bishop Norris.  She grew up in Brooks County, GA, and married H.R. Hall, Sr. also of Brooks County, on August 29, 1929.  Of this union there were two sons, one living only two months.  On September 12, 1957, she married Horace E. Wilson, of Columbus, GA.  Horace passed away August 1, 1982.  While living in Columbus, she was a member of South Columbus United Methodist Church, where she served as a member of the Council on Ministries, also the Official Board of the church.  She served as Secretary of the American Business Women’s Association and served as Secretary and Treasurer of this group.  She was three times President of the American Legion Auxiliary.  In 1985, after 49 years working with the public, she moved to Branan Lodge to be near her son and his family.  After moving to Blairsville, she did volunteer work for Branan Lodge.  She was a member of Coosa United Methodist Church and Coosa Women’s ministries.  She was a member of the Union General Hospital Auxiliary where she served as Vice President as well as chairman of different programs.  She was Vice President of the American legion Auxiliary unit 121, and for many years a volunteer of the Chamber of Commerce.  She was preceded in death by husband, Horace Wilson, son, Henry “Hank” Hall, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

            Survivors include: sister, Louise Davis of Albany, GA; daughter-in-law, Marji Hall of Blairsville; grandchildren: Joy Jaegle, Doug Hall and Ken hall; great-grandchildren: Jon Krieger, Jenette Aldridge, Douglas B. Hall, Arrika Hall, Jason Hall, Justin Hall, Jordan Hall and Katie Hall; great-great-grandchildren: Ethan Aldridge and Kara Aldridge; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the Coosa United Methodist Church with Rev. Katie Strals and Rev. Vickki McVay officiating.  Music was provided by: Joe Jaegle, Jenette Aldridge, Ken Hall and James Stevens.  Interment followed in Coosa United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Doug Hall, Ken Hall, Charles Ring, Dennis Jaegle and Douglas Jaegle.  Honorary pallbearers included members of the Union General Hospital Auxiliary.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 5-8, Tuesday, may 27.  If you wish, the family suggests that donations may be made to union General Hospital Auxiliary.

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 28, 2008                 Page 17B

 

delmar tipton, jr.

 

            Mr. Delmar Tipton, Jr., age 70, of Pleasant Hill Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2008 in Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Tipton was born on July 26, 1937 in Fannin County, GA, the son of the late Emerson D. Tipton and the late Bessie D. Roper Tipton.  Delmar was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be missed by all of his family and friends.  Mr. Tipton was a member of Owltown Church of God.

            Surviving Mr. Tipton are his loving wife of forty years, Thelma Clore Tipton of Blairsville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Larry Seabolt of Blue Ridge, Jennie and Glenn Lambert of Charleston, SC, Sandy and Nicky Nicholson of Hiawassee, GA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Willie and Sabina Tipton of Blue Ridge, Roger and Vickie Tipton of Blairsville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Junior and Elaine Tipton of Conyers, Earl and Margie Tipton of Covington; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Bob Queen of CA, Geneva and Gene Brown of St. Simons Island, GA, Ann and Billy Webb of Covington; several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, may 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. from Owltown Church of God with the Rev. Michael Anderson and Rev. Jeremy Henderson officiating.  Special music was presented by, For Him.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Brandon and Terry Tipton, Michael Lovingood, Ed Everett, Mike Dillard and Larry Seabolt.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Raymond Lambert, Elton Levinson, Donnie Price and Joseph Anderson.  Interment followed in the Owltown Church of God 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 28, 2008                 Page 17B

 

coleman e. breeden, jr.

 

            Mr. Coleman E. Breeden, Jr. age 66, of Rose Timber Trail, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at his home    following a brief illness.  Mr. Breeden was born on November 5, 1942 in Gilmer County, GA, the son of the late Coleman E. Breeden, Sr. and the late Polly Taylor Breeden.  He was a lifelong resident of Union, Fannin and Gilmer Counties.  Coleman loved to hunt, fish, go camping and playing cards.  He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.  He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Haley Hamrick and Scotty Keene; four brothers, Jimmy, Buddy and William Raymond Breeden and Billy Coogler, also one sister, Martha Goswick.  Mr. Breeden attended Temple Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Breeden are two sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Jennifer Breeden of Blue Ridge, Clayton and Tonya Breeden of Blairsville; two daughters and one son-in-law, Cherie and Scott Hamrick of Blairsville, Christal Breeden of Blairsville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and jerry Barnes of Blue Ridge, Joyce Ann and Corky Mull of Ohio; five grandchildren, Michelle, Christopher, Katelin, Brittany and Caitlin; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 1 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon McDonald officiating.  Special music was presented by Cindy Whitmore.  The family met with friends following the services.

            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