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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 8, 2011                  Page 16A

 

flora mae bowling

 

Mrs. Flora Mae Bowling, age 89, of Thankful Rd., Madison, GA, formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2011 in the St. Mary’s Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Bowling was born on Sept. 1, 1921 in Chatsworth, GA, the daughter of the late James Daniel Posey and the late Bessie Anna Perryman Posey.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County.  Her greatest accomplishment in life was being married to Bill Bowling for over fifty years.  She was a loving mother and grandmother. Flora Mae was preceded in death by her husband, William Cecil "Bill" Bowling in 1992 and also by five brothers and two sisters.  Mrs. Bowling was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Bowling are one son, Dan Bowling of Madison, GA, one daughter, Patricia Reed of Clarksville, GA, two grandchildren, Joshua and Regina Bowling of Columbia, SC, Mitch and Kelly Bowling of Perry, GA, one great-granddaughter, Gracie Marie Bowling, several cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.         

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 1 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by the Kelley Trio.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Jimmy and Charlie Davis, Ronnie Stroud, Leon Stroud, Mack Mason, Eddie and Stanley Garrett.  Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens cemetery (sic).  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 5-7 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


Flora Mae Bowling


FLORA MAE BOWLING
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willa mae floyd stephens

 

Mrs. Willa Mae Floyd Stephens, age 91, of Blairsville, GA, who passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Mrs. Stephens was born in Hiwassee Dam, NC, on December 25, 1919, a daughter of the late John Floyd and Nora Crain Floyd.  She had lived in the Blairsville area since 1958, and was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Stephens.  Mrs. Stephens had been a member of Reids Chapel Methodist Church in Hiwassee Dam for 81 years.  Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Stephens; a son-in-law, Steve Thomas; a sister, Gladys Walls; and three brothers: George Floyd, Clyde Floyd, and Paul Floyd.

She is survived by and will be lovingly missed by: two daughters: Gwyneth McKenzie Murphy Yaita, of Hiwassee Dam, NC; Gizelle "G.G." Thomas, of Morganton, GA; two brothers, Ernest Floyd and Casteel Floyd, both of Hiwassee Dam; special friend, Danny Murphy, of Blairsville; grandchildren: Sleana and Jackie Cook, David and Mary Murphy, Lisa Renbarger, and Shirley and Casey Bryson, all of Blairsville; Brad and Trish Thomas, Justin Thomas, and Brittany Thomas, all of Morganton; great grandchildren: Whitney and Chelsey Cook, Faith and Jaden Murphy, Jeremy and Morgan Renbarger, Tyler, Amber, and Logan Bryson, Hailee and Hannah Mealer, and Emily Thomas.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday evening, May 31, 2011, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Special music was presented by Debra Greene and Evan Hughes.  The family met with friends on Tuesday, from 4 until 7 p.m.  Mrs. Stephens was buried in Reids Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in Hiwassee Dam.

The family has suggested that, if you wish, memorial contributions may be made to Reids Chapel Methodist Church, for new hymn books.  The mailing address is c/o Mona Keenum, 3890 Hiwassee Dam Access Road, Murphy, North Carolina 28906.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  You may send condolences and share memories with the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com. 


Willa Mae Floyd Stephens


WILLA MAE FLOYD STEPHENS
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The North Georgia News

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irene dyer robinson

Irene Dyer Robinson, age 89, of Young Harris, Georgia, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011.  Mrs. Robinson was a native of Union County, and was born on December 27, 1921, a daughter of the late Joseph Dyer and Pearl Townsend Dyer.  She had lived in this area for most of her life, and was a member of Zion Methodist Church.  Mrs. Robinson was a graduate of Young Harris College and North Georgia College.  Irene was an elementary school teacher for 37 years in Dekalb and Towns Counties until she retired in 1984, and she was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students. She was also like a second mother to all of her siblings and helped them in many ways over the years.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Jack E. Robinson; her parents; and six brothers and two sisters.  Irene was a devoted wife who was married to her husband Jack for 65 years.  An avid gardener, Irene loved to can and share her bounty with many.  She was a generous person with those she came in contact with.

She is survived by and will be lovingly missed by a sister, Maver Swanson, of Young Harris, GA; a brother, Jim Collins, of Blairsville; Numerous (sic) nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Robinson were held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Stacy Dyer and Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Special music was presented by The Shook Family.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tony Dyer, Terry Dyer, David Jones, Donald Kimsey, Larry Swanson, and Justin Collins.  Serving as honorary escort to the family was Zachary Kimsey, Jackson Jones, and Andrew Jones.  Burial was in Zion Methodist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.

           

 

 


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john partin, jr

 

Mr. John Partin Jr., age 87, of Diana Drive, Blairsville, formerly of Orlando, FL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Partin was born on Nov. 20, 1923 in Orlando, FL, the son of the late John Partin and the late Jessie Phillips Partin.  John enjoyed fishing in his spare time.  He worked with the State of Florida Forestry Service for over thirty years.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  Mr. Partin was a member of Jones Creek Church of God.

Surviving Mr. Partin are his loving wife of sixty-three years, Frances Carver Partin of Blairsville, four sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Janice Partin of Young Harris, Kenneth and Theresa Partin of Blairsville, David and Mary Partin of Orlando, Wayne and Charlene Partin of St. Cloud, FL, one daughter, Eunice Blanton of Orlando, eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Terrell Jones officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Jones Creek Church of God in memory of Mr. Partin.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10-11 a.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.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


John Partin, Jr.


JOHN PARTIN, JR.
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matthew joshua daniels

 

            Matthew Joshua Daniels, age 19, of Blairsville, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011. 

            Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Donna and Thomas Perry of Dahlonega; dad, Jeff Daniels of Dawsonville; father, Jason Bollenbacher of Calhoun; son, Kamren Lestat Jack Daniels of Blairsville; fiancé, Rose Payne of Blairsville; brothers, Grady Perry of Peoria, IL, Patrick Perry of Camp Pendleton, CA, Brad Daniels of Dahlonega, Michael Perry of Dahlonega, Steve Wehner, Jr. of Summerville; grandparents, Janey Queen of Douglasville, Junior Daniels of Dawsonville, Patricia Mitchell of Blue Ridge, Roger and Joyce Perry of Mulberry, FL; Jim and Joyce Allison of Dawsonville; great grandmothers, Martha Guthrie of Cumming, Mary Dodd of Alpharetta; several aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends also survive.  

            Funeral services were held Monday, June 6, at 4 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Daniels, Rev. Ronald Barrett, Rev. Ricky Mincey officiating.  Interment followed in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.  The family received friends on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service the funeral home.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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james w. rogers

 

            James W. Rogers, age 91, of Fayetteville, NC, formerly of Blairsville, GA passed away April 18, 2011 at Cape Fear Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC after a brief illness.  He was preceded in death by his mother Frankie Wellborn and step-father Olin Wellborn of Blairsville; son, Jimmy Rogers of St. Petersburg, FL; sister, Sara Carmon and husband Jay of Knoxville, TN. 

He is survived by his loving wife Lenore Rogers of the home; grandson Steven Rogers of Hope Mills, NC; granddaughter Lesia of Midland, TX, four great-grandchildren; brother, Foster Wellborn of Lawrenceville, GA; sisters, Helen Owenby of Blairsville, Eleanor Lee and husband Hugh Lee of Blairsville; many nieces and nephews and friends.

James loved his garden and grew lots of vegetables and fruits.  Also he was an avid Braves fan and attended the spring training when he could.

Funeral services were held April 25, 2011 in Cumberland Memorial gardens with full military honors in Fayetteville, NC.