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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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mae grizzle norwoord

 

            Mrs. Mae Grizzle Norwood, 78, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at her home.

            Mae was born in Blairsville on July 31, 1934, a daughter of the late Leonard Grizzle and the late Ethel Harkins Grizzle. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. Mae loved to work in her flower garden and loved spending time with her great grandson, Kade. She was a great animal lover, especially her cats, Little 'Un and Yellar. Her husband, Dubert H. Norwood, passed away in 1983. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Odell Dispane and Pauline Tipton; and a brother, Jesse Grizzle.

            Mae was dearly loved, and will be missed so much - especially by her family members: daughters, Shirley Dills and Linda Norwood, both of Blairsville; two sisters, Lorene Stogsdill and Helen Hilton, both of Blairsville; grandson and his wife, Aaron and Angie Dills; and great grandson, Kade Dills. Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services for Mae were held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 2 p.m., at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Blairsville, with Rev. Jason Helton and Rev. Chad Underwood officiating.  Special music was presented by Joshua Dills. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Timmy Hilton, Terry Hilton, Josh Payne, Darren Jones, Aaron Dills, and Kade Dills. Mae was laid to rest in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery, next to her husband. The family met with friends on Wednesday evening, May 29, 2013, at Cochran Funeral Home, between the hours of 6:30 until 9 p.m.

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


Mae Grizzle Norwood

MAE GRIZZLE NORWOOD
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odell brown sutton lee

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Odell Sutton Brown Lee, age 93 of Blairsville, GA formerly of the Petway Community was conducted Friday morning, May 31, 2013 at 11 AM from the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home with Tommy Marvin and Sam Brown officiating.  Visitation was Thursday evening May 30th from 2 PM until 8 PM and Friday, May 31st beginning at 10 AM until time of service.  Place of rest was in the William Cemetery in White Bluff, TN.  Services under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Lee passed away May 28, 2013 at the Stonehenge Personal Care in Blairsville, GA after a brief illness.  Born in Dickson County, she was the daughter of the late w. J. and Lela Ethel Page Brown.  She was the widow of the late Robert Douglas Sutton and the late Clyde R. Lee.  She was preceded in death by her sisters: Margaret Brown and Elizabeth Hamilton.  She had a contagious personality and never met a stranger.  She took pride when she worked at Wendy's of Dickson and alter worked at Best Western of Dickson, TN.  She retired from the former Schrader's of Dickson as a machine operator with 18 years of service.  She was awarded the Industrial Worker of the Year in Oct. 1982.  She had perfect attendance at Schrader for the years 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980.  She grew up on the farm helping her father with the hoeing and plowing of tobacco and corn beginning at age .  She was proud of where she came from.  She was of the Methodist faith.

            Survivors include her daughter, Treva Ann Farris and her husband, Carl of Blairsville, GA; her three grandchildren; Mike Baker and wife, Suzanne, Regina Pendleton and husband, Morris and Greg Baker and wife, Linda; her six great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchildren; her sister: Mrs. Tommie Myzell Williams of Dickson, TN, several nieces and nephews.


Odell Brown Sutton Lee

ODELL BROWN SUTTON LEE

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hoyt e. murrell

 

            Mr. Hoyt E. Murrell, age 79, of Blairsville, GA, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 29, 2013, at his home.

            Hoyt was born in Duluth, GA, on June 18, 1933, a son of the late Cleo Murrell and the late Ruby Chatham Murrell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In 1972, he and his wife Ruth moved to Blairsville and became members of Choestoe Baptist Church in Blairsville. Hoyt loved to work in his woodworking shop, and sold many of his creations at the Union County Farmer's Market. His favorite pastimes were watching old Western movies and reading western novels.

            Hoyt will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and will be especially missed by his loving family members: wife, Ruth, who celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on February 24, 2013; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Ernie Harkins, of Blairsville; daughter, Deborah Murrell, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Audie and Joy Murrell, of Gainesville, GA, and daughter DeWanda Murrell Loftis, of Blairsville; two sisters, Jewell Crider of Hiram, GA and Edna Patterson, of Dacula, GA; five grandchildren: Jennifer Jarrard, Jay McCarter, Jimmy McCarter, Karla Loftis Kidd, and Kasey Loftis; eight great grandchildren: Connor McCarter, Alaina McCarter, Lauren McCarter, Taylor McCarter, Jamie McCarter, Lydia Kidd, Abigail Kidd, and Brody Kidd. Many other relatives and many friends also survive.

            Funeral services for Hoyt were held on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Ken Zollinger officiating.  Special music was presented by Bill and Martha Collins, buddy Hunter, Tommy Greene, and Chris Adams.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jay McCarter, Jimmy McCarter, Benny London, Scotty Jarrard, Harold London, and Homer London.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Curtis Kidd, Taylor Visi, Ernie Harkins, and Gary Loftis. North Georgia Honor Guard presented military honors at the graveside in Choestoe Cemetery in Blairsville.  The family met with friends on Thursday evening, May 30th, from 6 until 9 p.m.

            If you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be made to Ch9oestoe Baptist Church Building Fund, 41 Choestoe Church Road,  Blairsville, GA 30512.

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

Hoyt E. Murrell

HOYT E. MURRELL
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regenia addington nichols

 

            Regenia Addington Nichols, age 89, of Roswell, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. Mrs. Nichols was born in Union County, GA, on February 20, 1924, a daughter of the late Herman T. Addington and the late Laura Belle Jones Addington.  She was a born again Christian who practiced her faith wherever she went.

            Regenia will be greatly missed by her family.  She is survived by her husband of over 62 years, Frank Q. Nichols, of Roswell; son, Larry (wife, Kathy) Nichols, of Roswell; daughter, Teresa (husband, Hilton) Taylor; grandchildren, Amy and Tom Minichiello, Kim and John Rowland, Angela and Justin Clark; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Amanda, and Anna Minichiello, Carson, Connor, and Ansley Rowland, Austin, Abigail, and Ava Clark.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, May 9, 1 PM at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors. Rev. Larry Nichols, and Rev. Ronnie Cooley officiating. Interment followed at Green Lawn Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6-9 PM at the funeral home.


Regenia Addington Nichols

REGENIA ADDINGTON NICHOLS
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sammy henson

 

            Mr. Sammy Henson, age 70, of Bradley Acres Rd., Blairsville passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 from a sudden illness. Sammy was a life long resident of Union County. He was a loving husband, dad and papa to his family. He was a lover of his gospel music and played his guitar for many groups, the last being Copper City Quartet for the last 17 years. He loved working in his yard and his wood crafts that he made. Sammy enjoyed life fully. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Sammy was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Adele Henson, 2 brothers, Junior and Audie Henson. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

            Sammy is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce Henson of Blairsville, son and daughter-in-law, Stevie and Amanda Henson of Blairsville, daughter, Jeannie Henson of Raleigh, NC, 3 grandchildren, Clarissa, Coty and Seth Henson, 1 step-granddaughter, Stephanie Arrowood, 1 great granddaughter, Aubrey Henson, 2 nieces, Janie Walls and Debbie Rice, sister-in-law, Mary Henson and his aunt, Marie Brown, many other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Hooper and Rev. Tommy Seay officiating. Music provided by the Caylor Family and Ralph Grice. Pallbearers were Larry Henderson, Russell Fortenberry, Coty Henson, Mike Pirkle, Brian Ledford and Gene Rice. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Ledford and Doug Mason. Interment followed in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, June 3rd from 3 until 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 to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Sammy Henson

SAMMY HENSON
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judy fay deyton

 

            Mrs. Judy Fay Deyton, age 54, of Mauney Circle, Blairsville passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at her home following an extended illness. She was born October 28, 1958 in Gainesville, GA to the late Ben and Louise (Whisnant) Sargent. Judy was a very strong willed person who fought a strong and courageous battle with cancer. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to all. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Deyton in 2001. Judy was of the Baptist Faith.

            Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Anthony Deyton of Blairsville, children, Tonya Ensley of Blairsville and Donnie and Tabitha Popular of Murphy, brothers, Jimmy Sargent and Donald Sargent both of Jefferson, GA, grandchildren, Blake, Andrew, Katelyn, and Matthew Ensley, Cynthia and John Anthony Popular.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Whisnant and Rev. Stuart Nichols officiating. Music was by Rachel Lee and Ken Ensley and Band. Pallbearers were Christopher Deyton, Jordan Deyton, Donnie Popular, John Popular, Travis Cantrell and Jamie Sargent. Honorary pallbearers were Jesse Deyton, Dewayne Cantrell and Andy Sargent. Interment followed in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers if you wish make memorial donations to Mountain View Funeral Home to help defray expenses. The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 until 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 to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Judy Fay Deyton

JUDY FAY DEYTON
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joseph graham barber

 

                Mr. Joseph Graham Barber, age 92, of Turkey Trot, Blairsville, GA passed away on May 27, 2013, Memorial Day, in his home. He was born January 17, 1921 in Moss Point, MS to Walter Winfield and Hazel (Graham) Barber. Mr. Barber was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps 351st Bomb Group, stationed at Polebrook, England. During his service there he met and married Daphne Turner who was his loving wife for 63 years until her death in 2007. Mr. Barber was an Aeronautical Engineer Graduate of Mississippi State University and enjoyed a long and distinguishing career in the Aviation Field. He retired from Delta Airlines in 1985. They built their retirement home in Blairsville and traveled extensively. He was an active member of the 351st Bomb Group Reunion and planned to attend this year's meeting in June in Portland, OR at the time of his death.

            Mr. Barber was preceded in death by his parents and wife and leaves behind his brother, Charles Barber of Houston, TX and sister, Betty Schmidt of Moss Point, MS. He also leaves his son, Robert W. Barber and daughter-in-law, Glenda Barber of Lucedale, MS, and daughter, Bonnie Turner and son-in-law, Sid Turner of Blairsville, GA, his four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

            As Mr. Barber wished, a small memorial service will be announced later.

Joseph Graham Barber will be greatly missed by his family who will take comfort in knowing he is in a better place and reunited with his loving wife and parents.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 785517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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


Joseph Graham Barber

JOSEPH GRAHAM BARBER
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syble l. aldridge

 

                Mrs. Syble L. Aldridge, age 94, of Blairsville, formerly of Winder, GA passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 in Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was born in Jefferson, GA on November 24, 1918 to the late Jobe and Floy (Elrod) Hanie. She moved here 8 years ago from Winder, GA where she had been active in the First United Methodist Church for many years. Mrs. Aldridge had been a member of the Ladies Auxillary (sic) of the V.F.W., a member of the Eastern Star of Winder, and had served as a Pink Lady in Winder for many years with over six thousand hours service. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Aldridge was preceded in death also by a sister Carryce Whitehead and her husband Malory Aldridge in 1986. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Shirley Aldridge of Cleveland, GA, granddaughter, Christy Poulignot of Lakewood, CO, great grandsons, Brody Bauer and Dalton Poulignot both of Lakewood, CO, great granddaughter, Preslyn Poulignot of Lakewood, CO, niece Millie Whitehead of Franklin, GA.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ray Potts officiating. A poem was read by H.L. Rogers. Music by Roy and Doris Hefner, Betty and Casey Henderson. Pallbearers were Roy Hefner, J.W. Hardin, Larry McCollum, Casey Henderson, Ralph Gillespie and Bryan Mason. Honorary pallbearers were John Hardin, Corky Deaver and H.L. Rogers. Interment followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Cotton Harris officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 until 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 to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Syble L. Aldridge

SYBLE L. ALDRIDGE
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esco l. wimpy

 

            Esco L. Wimpy passed away June 2, 2013 at his home in Young Harris, Georgia following a brief illness.   Born May 13, 1925 in Union County, he was the son of Carter and Emma Duckworth Wimpy.  

            Esco and Ola Mae Sampson were united in marriage January 4, 1947 and were married 66 loving and happy years.  He was preceded in death by daughter Gilda Ann Ledford.  He is survived by daughters Lynn W. Barrett, and Debbie W. Barrett, grandchildren Faron W. King, Jimmy R. Ledford, Dr. Daren E. King, Charles D. Ledford, Mrs. Dawn B. Nichols and Kendall D. Barrett.  His great grandchildren Dylan Ledford, Alyssa Ledford, Liam King, Griffin Nichols and Maeleigh King brought great joy to his life.
            While still a student in the 11th grade, Esco was called to service by his country on December 4, 1943. He saw active duty in Germany during World War II and served with the Army’s 13th Armored Division until his honorable discharge in April 1946.  His military service resulted in lifelong friendships among the 13th Armored who still meet for annual reunions of which Esco attended many.  For his service, he was awarded medals to include; The European African Middle Eastern Service medal with two bronze stars, the American Service Medal, World War II victory medal and Good Conduct Medal.  He received his High School diploma from Towns County after completion of his military obligation.
            Many will remember Esco as their school bus driver, shop foreman at Hiawassee Ford and later as rural mail carrier for Route 1 in Young Harris for 22 years until his retirement.  
            While his family was of utmost importance, Esco also believed in enriching the community where he made his home through involvement in many organizations including Stephens Masonic Lodge #414, from which he received his 60 year apron and pin.  He was a lifetime member of DAV, Fannin chapter #28, a charter member of VFW Hiawassee and a 50 year member of the Towns County Lions Club.  He was a member of Old Union Baptist Church.

            He also served Towns County as County Treasurer and later Tax Collector in the early 1960’s.  The present Court House was built during his time in office.
            Local race enthusiasts will remember his ownership of the blue Ford #14 that won track championships in three states.  From his and the families involvement in dirt track racing’s early years, friendships in many states were formed that endure to today and are still the subject of family gatherings as those memorable times are recalled.  
            After retirement, Esco and Ola Mae enjoyed raising cattle on their farm, gardening, and spending time at their second home in Kentucky.
            The Family (sic) received friends at Banister Funeral Home on Monday evening , June 02, 2013 from 6-9 PM, with services at Banister on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 at 2:13 p.m.  Rev. Jimmy Hogsed conducted the service with a eulogy given by long time family friend, Reggie Sprinkles.   Special music was provided by Jimmy and Johnny Hogsed.  Rev. Ricky Rogers concluded the graveside service at Old Union Cemetery.    Esco’s six grandchildren served as pallbearers.

            “Paw” will forever be missed and remembered for the many lives he touched and the lessons he taught to his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends through the years.  Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.          

 

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mark robert haarbauer

 

                Mr. Mark Robert Haarbauer age 62 of Holly Cove Circle formerly of Cape Coral, FL, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, May 31, 2013 following an extended illness. Mr. Haarbauer was born on Nov. 3, 1950 in McKee’s Port, PA., the son of the late Ray Nagy and the late Deloris Guffey Haarbauer. Mark had served as a Police Officer with the Maumee Police Department for over sixteen years. He was chosen as officer of the year and was the first officer to graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology. He loved trains, plane and automobiles. He was a loving husband, father and brother. Mark was of the Methodist faith.

            Surviving Mark are his loving wife of forty-two years, Barbara Ellen Kampfer Haarbauer of Blairsville, two daughters, Elizabeth Haarbauer of Cape Coral, FL., Kelsey Haarbauer of Blairsville, three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Marcia and Pat MaFai of Mill Valley, CA, Linda Haarbauer of Pittsburg, PA, Polly and Joe DeLucia of Pleasanton, CA, one brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Cindy Haarbauer of Pittsburg, PA, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Union County Food Bank in Mr. Haarbauer’s memory.

            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


Mark Robert Haarbauer

MARK ROBERT HAARBAUER
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