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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 4, 2008                  Page 17B

 

gerald wayne franklin

 

            Mr. Gerald Wayne Franklin, age 46, of Brannon Nix Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at his home following a sudden illness.  Mr. Franklin was born on July 12, 1961 in Murphy, NC, the son of the late Cecil Franklin and the late Helen Brown Franklin.  Gerald was an avid collector, he loved woodworking, motorcycles and motor cross racing.  He was a great repairman who fixed anything.  At the time of his death, he was employed with Brasstown Valley Resort.  Mr. Franklin was a member of the House of Prayer Church.

            Surviving Mr. Franklin are his wife, Rhonda Byce Franklin of Blairsville; one daughter, Megan Franklin of Blairsville; one sister, Janet Franklin of AL; one brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Heather Traylor of Morganton, GA; an uncle and aunt, Rev. Billy and Helen Franklin of Hayesville; nephews, Wayne and Steven Poss of Stockbridge, GA; cousin, Racchel and Vernon Barnes of Young Harris; many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 7 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Franklin officiating. Special music will be presented by Jeri Ann King.  Interment will follow in the Many Forks Baptist Church 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

           

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 4, 2008                  Page 17B

 

mr. keith arlie johnson

 

            Mr. Keith Arlie Johnson, age 73, of Wildwood Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 in Supply, NC following a brief illness.  Mr. Johnson was born on June 25, 1934 in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Arlie Latham Johnson and the late Dorothy Turney Johnson.  Following graduation from GA Tech, he began a career at Bethlehem Steel.  He then became a private consultant in ceramic engineering.  He had a great love for his wife, children and grandchildren.  Keith enjoyed singing in his church choir, which he did for many years.  Mr. Johnson was a member of the Mountain Presbyterian Church.

            Surviving Mr. Johnson are his loving wife of twenty-five years, Lorena Thomas Johnson of Young Harris; seven children, Vikki Johnson of Dallas, TX, Karyl and Reggie Moultrie of Flower Mound, TN, Karyn Johnson of Seattle, WA, Kim and Mark Kane of South lake, TX, Kathy and Travis Adams of Blairsville, Bill and Sara Messick of Washington, D.C., Tom Carter of Austin, TX; one sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Chuck Corder of Dallas, TX; one brother, Duane Johnson of Spring Field, VA; seven grandchildren, Dustin Moultrie, Cater, Collin and Clayton Adams, Jessica, Rachel and Lauren Kane; many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Travis Adams and Collin Adams officiating.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Mountain Presbyterian Church in memory of Mr. Johnson. 

            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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Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 4, 2008                  Page 17B

 

benna lee thomas

 

            Mrs. Benna Lee Thomas, age 78, of Old Zebulon Gap Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Thomas was born on April 25, 1930 in Union County, the daughter of the late Roy Jordan and the late Nettie Plott Jordan.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Benna Lee was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was not only Claude’s wife, but she was also his best friend.  Mrs. Thomas was a member of Enotah Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Thomas are her loving husband of sixty years, Rev. Claude Thomas of Blairsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Buddy and Ayme Thomas of Blairsville, Norman and Mary Thomas of Blairsville; one brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Joyce Jordan of Blairsville; one sister, Irene Harris of Granite Falls, NC; one granddaughter, Juletta Westmoreland of Cleveland, GA; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Angel and Kiersten; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Totherow and Rev. Jack Cochran officiating.  Special music was presented by Troy Phillips and Family.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Louis Henderson, Ricky Hughes, Rex Everett, Jay Edwards, Riley Stephens and Earl Lovell.  Interment followed in the Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday 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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Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 4, 2008                  Page 17B

 

lucille blalock cook

 

            Mrs. Lucille Blalock Cook, age 90, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Heartland Hospice in Cartersville, GA.  Mrs. Cook was born September 2, 1917 in Rabun County, GA, to the late Herschel Blalock and the late Bessie Tanner Blalock.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville, the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and the Christian Women’s Club of Blairsville.  Mrs. Cook graduated from the University of Georgia in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in home Economics.  She moved to Blairsville where she met and married her husband of 65 years, Edwin, and taught Home Economics in the Union County School System for 34 years.  Mrs. Cook was twice named as Union County Teacher of the Year.  Lucille was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edwin F. Cook, in August of 2007.

            Surviving family members include: daughter & son-in-law, Jean and Pete Kelly of Dallas, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Joe and Karen Cook of Trion, GA; granddaughter and her husband, Allison and Tommy Richardson of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter, Suzanne Kelly of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter, Laura Cook of Decatur GA; granddaughter and her husband, Lucy and Brian Sosebee of Kennesaw, GA; and great-granddaughter, Adeline Richardson.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Blairsville with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.  Music was provided by Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper.  Interment followed in the Blairsville City Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Joe Fair, Jim Dobson, Melvin Cook, Bob Blalock, Randall Adams, and Charles Jenkins.  Serving as honorary escort to the family was Bobby Jackson.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.  Flowers are accepted; however, if  you wish, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Blairsville, P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, GA 30514.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home-Blairsville Chapel; friends and family are invited to send condolences to the family and view Mrs. Cook’s video tribute at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

           


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June 4, 2008                  Page 17B

 

hubert william edmondson

 

            Mr. Hubert William Edmondson, age 84, of Suches, GA passed away Monday, May 26, 2008 at 867 Coopers Creek Road.  Mr. Edmondson was born Friday, October 19,   1923 in Fannin County, GA to the late Allen G. Edmondson and the late Ruth Carder Edmondson.  He was a member of Coopers Creek Baptist Church.  He enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time outdoors.  Edmondson was retired from Georgia Boot in Blairsville.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Walker Edmondson in 2001.

            Survivors include: daughter, Frances Bird of Suches; daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Marshall Wilson of Hiram, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Browning of Stockbridge, GA; sister, Dorothy Garrison of Dunwoody, GA; sister, Gerald Johnson of Decatur, GA; grandchildren, Kevin and Rose Bird, Marsha and Bryan Jones; nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, may 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Coopers Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Hubert Legg and Rev. Paul Carder officiating.  Music was provided by Janie Turner and the Church Choir.  Interment followed in Coopers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Ray Davis, Frank Davis, Melvin Turner, Justin Turner, Ronnie Pirkle, Ronnie McDearis.  Honorary pallbearer was Marshall Wilson.  The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday, May 28th from 6-9 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 4, 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 lat 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; grandparent, Tom and Cora brown, Will and Ollie Mashburn.  Mr. Brown attended N. Mt. Zion Church of God.

            Surviving Mr. Brown are tow sons, Tony Brown of Hiawassee and “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 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