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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 9, 2010                              Page 14A

 

elena “shovel’ stanley

 

            Mr. Mrs.  Elena “Shovel” Stanley age 56 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at her residence.

            Shovel was born June 26, 1953 in Blairsville, GA to the late Walter and Rosell Gibson Lovell .  She was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and Harmony Grove Baptist Church Sportsman Ministry and was preceded in death by sister, Lillian Garrett, brother, Henry Lovell and brother-in-law, Gerald Dan McGaha.

            Survivors include: husband, Tom Stanley of the home, sister & brother-in-law, Ruby & J.W. Garrett of Suches, GA, sister & brother-in-law, Geneva & Cline Garrett of Suches, GA, sister & brother-in-law, Bessie & James Cain of Gainesville, GA, sister, Opal McGaha of Young Harris, GA, sister & brother-in-law, Bonnie & Noah Seabolt of Blairsville, GA, sister & brother-in-law, Mildred & Clifford Grizzle of Blairsville, GA, sister & brother-in-law, Linda & Gary Payne of Gainesville, GA, brother & sister-in-law, Earl & Rena Lovell of Blairsville, GA, host of nieces, nephews and friends.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 11 AM from the Harmony Grove Baptist church with Rev. Jeff Deaver, Rev. Stacy Dyer and Rev. Scotty Jarrard officiating.  Music was provided by Harmony Grove Praise Team.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers were, Steve Rhoten, Matt Cook, Tim Stepp, Oscar Thomas, John Martel and Charlie Byers.  Honorary pallbearers included, Anthony Olson, Phil Nichols and Walt Reynolds.

In lieu of flowers memorial contrubtuions (sic) may be made to: Harmony Grove Baptist Church Sportsman Ministry.

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


Elena Stanley


ELENA STANLEY
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kay campbell

 

            Kay Campbell, age 70, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Alliance, OH, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010 in Marietta, GA.  Kay was born in Alliance, OH to Mariam Anderson Cordingly of Alliance, OH and the late Joseph Cordingly.   .

            Surviving in addition to her mother are: husband, Richard Campbell of the home, son & daughter-in-law, Dennis & Laura Campbell, daughter, Debra Mays, grandchildren, Christopher Mays, Megan Mays, Cameron Mays, Jordan Campbell and Julia Campbell all of Duluth, GA and brother, Richard Cordingly of Alliance, OH.

            A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions in Kay’s memory may be made to the Union County American Cancer society, PO Box 2984, Blairsville, GA 30514.

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

 

 

             

 


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william “tommy” gillespie

 

            Mr. William “Tommy” Gillespie, age 66, of Owltown Rd., Blairsville, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Gillespie was born on Jan. 9, 1844 in Hall County, GA, the son of the late Sylvester Gillespie and the late Estelle Roberts Gillespie.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force.  He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.  Tommy enjoyed golf, motorcycles and gardening.  Tommy was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving Mr. Gillespie are his loving wife of fourteen years, Linda Howington Sudderth Gillespie of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Wendi and Craig Nielsen of Buford, GA, four brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Barbara Gillespie of Gainesville, GA, Junior and Betty Gillespie of Murrayville, GA, Jessie and Rita Gillespie of Gainesville, GA, Dan and Kathy Gillespie of Pheonix (sic), AZ, sister-in-law, Frances Brown-Gillespie of Lula, GA, one grand daughter, Riley Nielsen, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 4 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Brown officiating.  Special music was presented by Ann Shubert.  Military Honors were presented by the North GA Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Gillespie.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 3-4 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


William Gillespie


WILLIAM GILLESPIE
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sydney yale cole

 

            Mr. Sydney Yale Cole, age 91, Smokey Creek Cove, Blairsville passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Cole was born on July 16, 1918 in Toronto, Canada, the son of the late Louis Cole and the late Ann Messenger Cole.  Mr. Cole was a member of Sertoma, the Florida Board of Realtors and the Longboat Key Country Club.  He was an accomplished artist and a wonderful golfer.  He was a Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force for seven years and flew Spitfires.  He owned a service typesetter printing business in Toronto for over twenty-five years and was owner/broker of Quest Realty in Sarasota, FL for over thirty years.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Cole and a stepson, Charles Williams.  Mr. Cole was of the Jewish faith.

            Surviving Mr. Cole are his loving wife, Toni Williams Cole of Blairsville, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kathryne and Dr. David Manace of San Fransisco, (sic) CA, Nancy and Robert Krangle of Toronto, Angelique Moldauer of Sarasota, FL, one brother, Albert Cole of CA, six grandchildren, one great grandchild, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            No services are planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Cole.

            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


Sydney Yale Cole


 

SYDNEY YALE COLE
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rex r. nicholson

 

            Rex R. Nicholson, age 71, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Union General Hospital.

            Rex was born in Hiawassee, GA to the late Harvey and Eula Arrendale Nicholson.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran.  Rex was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Garrett Nicholson, sisters, Faye Nichols and Madge Stephens.

            Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Sonny Mahan of Blairsville, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Joseph Wright of Dahlonega, GA, brothers, Vaughn Nicholson, and F.C. Nicholson both of Blairsville, GA, grandchildren, Jennifer Mahan Queen, Devan Mahan and Nicholas Wright. 

many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Pallbearers were Devan Mahan, Ryan England, Cory Stephens, Larry Stephens, Phil Nichols and Anthony Nichols.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens with Military Honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard. 

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


Rex R. Nicholson


<>REX R. NICHOLSON
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ethel lenora cagle ryan

 

            Born August 1, 1914 Ethel Lenora Cagle Ryan reunited on May 28 2010 with her five sisters: Margie, Annie Mae, Evelyn, Mary and Linda and her five brothers: Otis, Bernard Terry, Charles Leonard, Fred and James Lenoir.  The last survivor of eleven children, Ethel passed away at age 95.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, Strawbridge and Edith Cagle and her husband Cecil William Raper.

            Edith is survived by her son Jerry Ryan and his wife Karol and her daughter Joyce Ryan and her husband Jim Klar.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and their children who have shared their lives and so many special memories of love and joy with Ethel.

            Born in Union County, GA in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Ethel lived most of her adult life in Marietta, GA where she raised her two children, Jerry and Joyce.  She supported her family by teaching piano lessons in the school system and in her home.  Her love of classical music began as a young teenager and continued to be among her greatest passions and joys all her life.  She was still playing Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata from memory just a couple of months before her passing.  Ethel will be remembered by all who knew her, family and friends, as a remarkable lady of courage, faith and love.  She passed away at the Heartland Nursing home in San Antonio, TX, where her daughter lives.  An informal family memorial service will be held sometime this fall at the Ivy Log Cemetery in North Georgia where her ashes will be interred in the Cagle family plot.  If anyone would like to make a donation in memory of Ethel it is requested that you contact Jennifer Marshall, (706) 379-5227, of Young Harris College for information about contributing to the “Women of Young Harris College Fund.”  Please mention that the donation is in memory of Ethel Ryan.  Ethel graduated from Young Harris College in the class of 1934, a very proud accomplishment in her life.      

 

             

 


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elizabeth ann “beth” burkart

 

            Burkart, Elizabeth Ann, (Beth) passed away on May 21, 2010 at her daughter’s home in Boynton Beach, Florida after a short illness.  She was 91 years old.

            Beth and her late husband, Bob, moved to Blairsville in 1969, from Florida along with their two youngest children, Jay and Laurie.  Bob purchased 47 acres of undeveloped land on Skeenah Gap Road, which he proceeded to develop over the years.  Initially Bob lived in a tent, and then the family moved into a mobile home on site while he built their house.  Bob put in a saw mill and produced lumber for sale and for his own use.  He later worked as a building contractor and developer, purchasing other property in the area.  Beth assisted him with the business, in addition to her volunteer work at the senior center where she served meals and helped to raise funds by quilt making and other crafts.  A cedar log cabin, garden, trout ponds and outbuildings were added over the years.  The property continues in use as a family retreat.

Beth and Bob were founding members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic parish in Blairsville.

They were part of a small group of pioneer families who helped erect the original building, since replaced.  They both remained active in the parish since its founding where Beth was known for her delicious desserts and Bob for his singing abilities.  Bob died in 1994 and is buried in the St. Clare Memory Garden on the church grounds.  Bob and Beth made many good friends in North Georgia who will remember them fondly.

            Beth is survived by five children: David Burkart (Barbara) Miami, FL; Judy Martin (Ed) Blairsville, GA; Leslie Lillberg, Boynton Beach, FL; Father Gary Burkart, Messina, Italy; Laurie Markham, Boynton Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren – another on the way - , six siblings, and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.  She is predeceased by a son, Jay Burkart.

            A memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church on July 14, 2010 at 10 a.m. followed by interment of the ashes next to those of her husband.  A reception and lunch will follow in the Parish Hall.

           

 

           


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pamela jean garrett

 

            Miss Pamela Jean Garrett, age 44, of Garrett St., Blairsville passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.   Miss Garrett was born on May 16, 1966 in Union County, the daughter of James Wesley Garrett and Elizabeth Ann Crawford Garrett.  Pam was a native and lifelong resident of Union County and a 1984 graduate of Union County High School.  She enjoyed fishing in her spare time.  She was a loving daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and was a friend to all who knew her.  She never met a stranger.  Pam was a member of the Day of Grace Baptist Church.

            Surviving Pam are her parents, James and Elizabeth Garrett of Blairsville, eight brothers and sisters and their spouses, Sharlotte and Gary Adams of Cleveland, GA, Eddie and Jeanette Garrett of Blairsville, Ronnie and Jan Garrett of Blairsville, Stanley Garrett of Blairsville, Dennis and Loretta Garrett of Blairsville, Beverly Hawkins of Blairsville, Cindy Gillum of Gainesville, GA, Mark and Ancy Garrett of Blairsville, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 1 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jeremy Henderson and Rev. Kevin Garrett officiating.  Special music was presented by David Chatham and family and Jodi Garrett.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Cody, Caleb, Corey and Alton Garrett, Phillip Sampson, Coty Carroll, Wesley Dwyer and Ian Reves.  Interment followed in the Union memory Gardens Cemetery.  The family will met (sic) with friends at the funeral home on Friday 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


Pamela Jean Garrett


 

PAMELA JEAN GARRETT
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donna ann harper

 

            Mrs. Donna Ann Harper, age 56, of Walnut Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, June 1,2010 at her home.  Mrs. Harper was born on April 4,1954 in Boca Raton, FL., the daughter of the late Joe Borozny and the late Gertrude LaFlamme Borozny.  Donna retired from Bell South in 2003.  At the time of her death she was employed with Union General Hospital as an L. P. N.  She loved cooking, gardening and doing magic tricks.  Mrs. Harper was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

            Surviving Donna are her loving husband, Rodney Harper of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Donna Borozny of Blairsville, step daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Michael Bennett of Columbia, SC, mother-in-law, Della Stroud Grant of Kinston, NC, brother-in-laws, Carl and Christine Harper of Lake Worth, FL, Robert Harper of Jacksonville, FL, Daniel Harper of Lagrange, NC, Donald and Vickie Harper of Ash, NC, sister-in-laws, Sandy and Ken Jones of Maple Hill, NC, Darlene and Henry Rappa of Swansboro, NC, nieces and nephews, Erin Borozny of Houston, TX, Danita Perry of West Palm Beach, FL, Stacey Perry of Jupitor (sic), FL, Damon and Amber Borozny of Atlanta, great niece, Scarlett Iva Borozny, step grandchildren, Ashley and Andrew, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday June 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Richard Wise officiating.  Special music was presented by Ron Gaucher. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union General Hospital Auxiliary in memory of Mrs. Harper.  The family met with friends following the services at the church.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Donna Ann Harper

DONNA ANN HARPER
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