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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 10, 2009                Page 4C

 

bettie jean beacham

 

            Mrs. Bettie Jean Beacham, age 77 of Owenby St., Blairsville formerly of Dallas, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Beacham was born on Sept. 9, 1931 in Lagrange, GA, the daughter of the late Burl George Henson and the late Myrtice McLeod Henson.  She was employed with the Lockheed Martin Plant and also the Sears Roebuck Company for several years.  Bettie loved to read and was a perfectionist at everything that she did.  She was a beautiful person inside and out.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by a son, Beau Beacham in 2000 and a sister, pat Reece.  Mrs. Beacham was a member of the United Methodist church of Dallas. 

            Surviving Mrs. Beacham are her loving husband of fifty-six years, Hal Beacham of Blairsville, two daughters and sons-in-law, carol and Jeff Goen of Marietta, Cindy and Rusty Harvey of Dallas, one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Helen Henson of Marietta, seven grandchildren, Mike Burch, Justin Goen, Lee-Ann Doyle, Beau Beacham III, Brent Beacham, Tyler Massey and Alison Harvey, eight great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Paulding memorial Cemetery in Dallas, GA.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research in memory of Mrs. Beacham.         

            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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June 10, 2009                Page 4C

 

martha sue (Susie) lackey thrasher dockery

 

            Mrs. Martha Sue (Susie) Lackey Thrasher Dockery age 63 of Gertrude Place, Blairsville passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009 at her home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Dockery was born on Aug. 30, 1945 in Murphy, NC, the daughter of Shirley Hedgecock lackey and the late Harold Lackey.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County.  She loved spending time with her family and fishing.  Martha was a loving daughter, mother, sister and grandmother.  Mrs. Dockery was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Dockery are one daughter, Rachel Dyer of Blairsville, one son, Harold 9and his special friend Renee) Thrasher of Murphy, two stepsons, Rev. bobby and Judy Thrasher of Murphy, Frankie Jones of Murphy, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Reita Wright of Rawlins, WY, Jolynn and Ray Ingram of Blairsville, three brothers and one sister-in-law, Donald and Doreen lackey of Blairsville, Bruce (and special friend, Sue Hughes) of Blairsville, and Gary lackey of Blairsville, five grandchildren, Cassie and Kevin Dyer, Camille, Cody and Brandon Thrasher, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Evan Hughes officiating.  Special music was presented by Evan Hughes, Tammy Green, Harold and Doris Howard, James and Betty Robertson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Rev. Bobby Thrasher, Ray Ingram, Kevin Dyer, Cody Thrasher, Ralph Beaver and Wayne Hedgecock.  Interment followed in the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening after 6 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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June 10, 2009                Page 4C

 

bill moody

 

            Mr. Bill Moody, age 80, of Suches, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009 at his residence. 

Bill was born Wednesday, November 21, 1928 in Waycross, Georgia, to the late Tam Moody and the late Flora Rich Moody.  Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the VFW.  He was a life member of the American Motorcycle Association; his greatest love was motorcycles.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Tam Moody and a sister, Eleanor Duggan.

            Surviving family members include: wife, Joan Moody of Suches; a son, John Moody of Florida; daughter, Deborah Wade of Florida; and a sister, Jeanee Boland of Lakeland, Florida.

            No services are being planned at this time. 

            If you wish, the family suggests that donations may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis foundation or Georgia Mountains Hospice.           

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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June 10, 2009                Page 4C

 

sharon p. redditt

 

            Mrs. Sharon P. Redditt, age 52, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2009 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Sharon was a native of Richmond, Indiana, and was a daughter of the late John J. Poindexter and the late Gladys Gilmore Poindexter.  She had lived in Blairsville since 1987, moving here from Orlando, Florida.  A member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, Sharon had served as an interpreter for the deaf during First Baptist church worship services.  In Orlando, Sharon was an interpreter for the deaf for the public school system, and interpreted for Billy graham Crusades.  She had been active in the Christian Women’s Club, and was a substitute teacher for the Union County School System. 

            Surviving family members are her loving husband, Kenley Redditt, of Blairsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Kay Poindexter, of Merritt Island, Florida; and Mike and Linda Poindexter, of Branford, Florida.  Many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive.

            Memorial services were held Sunday, June 7, 2009, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist church of Blairsville, with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.  Special music was presented by Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper and Mrs. Jackie Hill.  Visitation with the family was held at the church, one hour prior to the memorial service.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please visit our website, www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com, to view the LifeTribute (sic), and send condolences to the family.

           


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June 10, 2009                Page 4C

 

stafford glynn sherrod

 

            Mr. Stafford Glynn Sherrod, age 83 of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at  Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Sherrod was born Thursday, April 1, 1926 in Thomas County, Georgia, to the late James Stafford Sherrod and the late Gladys Beatrice Edmondson Sherrod.  He was a Navy veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  Her served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII and was preceded in death by first wife, Rita Sherrod and second wife, Irene Salyers Sherrod. 

            Survivors includes: wife, Gloria Maugaman Sherrod of Blairsville; sons, James Stafford Sherrod II of Placerville, California, and Donald Glenn Sherrod of King, North Carolina; brother, Paul James Sherrod of Pavo, Georgia; six grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; step-daughter, Kimberle Vaughan of Merritt Island, Florida; two step-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 2 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Roy Bateman officiating.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens with Military Honors conducted by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville Chapel.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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June 10, 2009                Page 4C

 

sarah ruth roberts

 

            Mrs. Sarah Ruth Roberts, age 79, of Suwannee, GA passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2009.  She was preceded in death by: husband, Rev. Joe Roberts; first husband, Rev. Calvin Casper; and son, Ron Casper. 

She is survived by: son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Kathy Casper, Baxley, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa  and Al Newberry, Gillsville, GA; grandchildren, Kenneth Casper, Jr. and Terra Casper, Geoffrey and Christi Casper, Sydney Raine Newberry, Katie Newberry, Angela and Omar Hernandez, and Doug Casper; five great grandchildren; sisters, Betty Orr, Gainesville, GA, Jeanette Vest, Blairsville, GA and Grapelle Thompson, Winder, GA; brother, Tom Townsend, Cumming, GA; step children, Anthony Roberts, Suwanee, GA, Edward and Brenda Roberts, Sugar Hill, GA, and Judy and Donald Johnson, Hoschton, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Mrs. Roberts was born September 18, 1929 in Union County, GA.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of Level Creek United Methodist church in Suwanee, GA.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with rev. Michael Martin officiating.  Interment followed in memorial Park Cemetery in Gainesville, GA.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.  Arrangements by: Junior e. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com

           


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June 10, 2009                Page 4C

 

Mary loraine moore

 

            Mrs. Mary Loraine Moore age 89 of Old Morganton Hwy., Suches passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2009 in the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta following an extended illness.  Mrs. Moore was born on April 1, 1920 in Cobb County, the daughter of the late William Jackson Davis and the late Rhoda Jane Gilbert Davis.  She was a lifelong resident of Fannin County.  Mary loved to hunt, fish, quilting and going to church.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother.  She was a member of the daughters of the confederacy.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband, William Pryor Moore in 1974, two brothers, Denver and William Davis, four sisters, May, Ery, Ruby and Lily.  Mrs. Moore was a member of Coopers Creek Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Moore are one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy (Janie) and Melvin Turner of Suches, two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Helen Cork of Winder, GA, Joe and Hazel Christopher of Dahlonega, one sister, Daisy Yonts of Suches, five grandchildren, Justin Turner, Melissa Hoshaw, Joe Christopher Jr., Donald Cork and Joyce Crawford, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Coopers Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. George Burch and Rev. Lou Crawford officiating. A eulogy was given by daughters of the Confederacy.  Special music was presented by the Coopers Creek Church Choir and Cathy Hyde Bruce.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ronnie Pirkle, Kevin Bird, Joel Gooch, Doyle Long, Calvin Lowman and David Rich.   Serving as honorary pallbearers: Noah Turner, Robert Jones and Randall Chris McCray.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday after 12 p.m.  flowers are accepted or if you wish, donations may be made to the Gideons in memory of Mrs. Moore.

            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.