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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 12, 2013                            Page 10A

 

guy owenby

 

            Mr. Guy Owenby, age 64, of Garrett Rd., Blairsville passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Union General Hospital following a sudden Illness. He was born January 14, 1949 in Blairsville, GA to the late Dwight and Fannie Henson Owenby. Guy was a Godly man saved by Grace and loved his Lord. He loved planting and growing flowers. Guy was a loving father, brother and grandfather. He was a huge Elvis Fan. He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Owenby, sister, Joy Garrett and niece, Tonya Parker Tanner. Guy was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

            Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, William and Crystal Owenby of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Brian Pattee of Blairsville, sisters, Joan and Charles Totherow of Blairsville, Betty Rhodes of Blairsville, Judy and Ronnie Kelley of Blairsville, Brenda Davenport of Blairsville and Linda and Ricky Towe of Oakwood, brothers, Danny and Debbie Owenby of Blairsville, Ricky and Tracy Owenby of Blairsville, Ronnie and Debbie Owenby of Blairsville, Charles and Nina Owenby of Covington and Lucky Owenby of Blairsville, six grandchildren, Austin Pattee, Haylie Pattee, Jade Austin, Eva Austin, Malachi Owenby and Inara Owenby.

            Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Seay officiating. Pallbearers: Steve Owenby, Tracy Collins, Todd Collins, Terry Kelley, Kyle Owenby, Kody Owenby and Kolt Owenby. Honorary pallbearers: Austin Pattee and Malachi Owenby. Interment followed in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. The family receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 4 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


Guy Owenby

GUY OWENBY
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June 12, 2013                            Page 10A

 

willa nell "bill" cook

 

            Mrs. Willa Nell "Bill" Cook, age 86, of Norcross, GA, formerly of Blairsville, passed away Wednesday morning, June 5, 2013, in Gracemont Assisted Living in Cumming, GA.

            Mrs. Cook was a native of Union County, born in Blairsville on February 6, 1927, to the late Earl D. McDaris and Irene Garrison McDaris. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, J.W. Cook, preceded her in death in 1999 - they were married for 53 years. Her parents and a sister, Mildred Cook, also preceded her in death.

            Mrs. Cook leaves behind her family members to cherish her memory: son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Patsy Cook, of Duluth, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Carol Cook, of Woodstock, GA; sister, Jerry Justus, of Auburn, GA; five grandchildren: Alan Cook, of Cartersville, GA; Brian Cook, of Suwanee, GA; Kevin Cook, and Ryan Cook, both of Goose Creek, SC; and Brian Teague, of Woodstock, GA; four great grandchildren: Alex Cook, Caitlyn Cook, Hunter Cook, and Kylie Cook. Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by Eric Purser accompanied by Mrs. Martha Davenport. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Alan Cook, Brian Cook, Kevin Cook, Ryan Cook, Tom Mitchell, and Dennis Shuler. Cook was laid to rest next to her husband J.S. in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family met with friends on Saturday, before the funeral, starting at 12 noon, and lasted until time for the funeral service.

            The family has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice of Atlanta,  1957 Lakeside Pkwy., Suite 500, Tucker, GA 30084; or the American Heart Association.

            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. 

Willa Nell Cook

WILLA NELL COOK
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June 12, 2013                            Page 11A

 

french trogdon

 

            Mr. French Steele Trogdon, age 92, of Appletree Lane, Blairsville passed away Monday, June 3, 2013 at his home following an extended illness. He was a WWII Army Air Force Veteran, and had worked as a supervisor with the I.R.S. Mr. Trogdon was an excellent Violinist and played at church for years. Mr. Trogdon was a member of Blairsville Church of the Nazarene.

            Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker, GA.

            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


French Trogdon

FRENCH TROGDON
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June 12, 2013                            Page 11A

 

richard bruce bookout

 

Mr. Richard Bruce Bookout, 74, resident of Blairsville, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Emory University Hospital (Midtown) after an extended period of declining health. 

Richard was born in Birmingham, AL on November 16, 1938; son of Clarence Carl Bookout and Emily Jane Miller Bookout.  He graduated from Ensley High School in Ensley, AL, and he attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He was a lifelong Methodist and was licensed to preach in the United Methodist Church while still in high school.  Until his health worsened, he was very active in his home church, Sharp Memorial United Methodist in Young Harris. He served on numerous committees and co-chaired the church’s Missions Committee, which he described as the ministry closest to his heart.

Friends described him as a gentle man who was easy to love.  He described himself as a happy man. Despite his health problems, he seldom complained, but answered “I’m fine.  How are you?” to any inquiry.  He was admired because he was determined to keep going despite severe pain. He very much enjoyed reading, and when he was no longer able to see well enough to read, he joined the regional libraries Talking Books program.  Over a period of about five years, he “read” more than 1,500 books.  He was also a trivia enthusiast, particularly any concerning Native Americans, western history, the Civil War and sports.

Richard will be best remembered for his love - of life, his Lord, his church, his home, his family, and his many friends, and also for his wonderful but sometimes quirky sense of humor. He believed strongly in the healing power of laughter. He is survived by his adoring wife of 54 years, Sandra Jarrett Bookout, whom he called his best friend; his brother-in-law Hugh Ronald (Ron) Jarrett and sister-in-law Genia Renolds Jarrett; nephew Austin Jarrett; niece Kayla Jarrett and niece Lexie Jarrett.

A memorial service for Richard was held at Sharp Memorial on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 1 p.m.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Sharp Memorial music program or to the Building Fund.

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


Richard Bruce Bookout

RICHARD BRUCE BOOKOUT
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June 12, 2013                            Page 11A

 

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 Quince 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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June 12, 2013                            Page 11A

 

glenn tanner, jr.

 

                Rev. Glenn Tanner, Jr., age 71 of Old Hwy. 60 East Hayesville formerly of Blairsville, went to be with his Lord on Saturday June 8, 2013 from his home, following an extended illness. Rev. Tanner was born on Nov. 5, 1941 in Cherokee County, NC., the son of the late Glenn W. Tanner, Sr. and the late Irene Coker Tanner. Glenn became an ordained Minister on July 5, 1975 and over his ministry he served as Pastor in many churches in North Carolina, Georgia and Arkansas. He also did Mission work in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ohio and North Carolina. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. He was preceded in death by a son, Randall Scott Tanner and three sisters, Mary Jo Shariff, Evelyn Beavers, Helen Fisher and Marie Anselmo.  Rev. Tanner was a member of Mt. Grace Church.

            Surviving Rev. Tanner are his loving wife of forty-nine years, Martha Owens Tanner of Hayesville, five daughters and three sons-in-law, Paula and P.D. Herron of Oklahoma, Melinda Sanchez of Hayesville, Karen and Sam Duncan Jr. of Murphy, Sharon Angell of OK., Carla and Sam Beck of Hayesville, five sisters, Charlotte Almond of Murphy, Shirley Helms, Billie Jo Cone, Brenda Shephard and Donna Wicker all of Burlington, NC. Twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Monday June 10, 2013 at 3 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Paul Ray Morgan and Rev. Hoyt Brown officiating. Special music was presented by Dinah Cook. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Mike and Jeff Cook, Jammy Anderson, Paul Tanner, Kevin Herron, Tony Worley and Perry Tanner. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Francis and Arvil Cook, Bill Ritz and all preacher brethren. Interment followed in the Pine Log Baptist Church Cemetery. 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


Glenn Tanner, Jr.

GLENN TANNER, JR.
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June 12, 2013                            Page 11A

 

kenneth marion simmonds

 

                Mr. Kenneth Marion Simmonds, age 55 of Evans Circle Blairsville formerly of Cleveland, GA, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illness. Mr. Simmonds was born on April 29, 1958 in Gainesville, GA, the son of the late Andrew Jackson Simmonds and the late Thelma Bruce Simmonds. Kenneth was a good Christian man who loved his Lord. He enjoyed getting out and riding around, antique automobiles and drag racing. Kenneth was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. Mr. Simmonds was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Simmonds are his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Brenda Gail Hullender Simmonds of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Mindy and Grant Scarcey of Toccoa, GA, one son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Angie Simmonds of Conway, AR., one brother and sister-in-law, A.J. and Shirley Simmonds of Toccoa, GA, three sisters and one brother-in-law, Velma Williams of South Carolina, Cathy and James Vanmeter of Dawsonville, GA, Ruby Conner of Cleveland, GA, one grandson, Hayden L. Simmonds, several nieces, nephews, 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 donations may be made to help defray expenses in Kenneth’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


Kenneth Marion Simmonds

KENNETH MARION SIMMONDS
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