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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 13, 2012                            Page 15A

 

burl edward owenby

 

            Burl Edward Owenby, 78, died April 23, 2012, at Garden Valley Manor, Kansas City, MO, where he resided.  He was born October 20, 1933 at home in Blairsville, GA, a twin and youngest of 12 children, to crop farmers Joseph Gordon and Laura Adeline Brown Owenby, and the grandson of John and Americus Owenby and Jeff and Mandy Brown.

            Burl received his education in Blairsville, GA, attended Ebenezer Baptist Church where his maternal grandfather, Jeff Brown, was once the pastor, and at the age of 16, accepted Christ as his savior.

            He worked in the home improvement trade, then as a self-employed electrician until his retirement in 1992.

            Burl is survived by five sons, Burl Owenby, wife, Teresa, their two sons, Andy Owenby and Paul Jordan, West Plains, MNO; Bryan Owenby, wife, Drucilla, their three daughters, Stormy Owenby, Willard, MO and Ashley Owenby and Sarah Owenby, West )Plains, MO; Floyd Owenby, Cramerton, NC; Dale Owenby, wife, Nancy, their three daughters, Michelle, Hannah and Holly, all of Harmony, NC, Wendell Owenby, Statesville, NC; two daughters Wanda Vanalstine, husband, Kevin, their daughter, Jessie; and Rose Marie Owenby, her daughter, Chrystal, all of Statesville, NC; three sisters, Mary Dockery, Young Harris, GA, Alice Conard, Gastonia, NC, and Norma Dockery, Blairsville, GA.

            Those preceding Burl in death include his parents; six brothers, Floyd, Clyde, Fain, Wayne, Wofford and Jack Owenby; two sisters, Ivy Owenby and Fanny Thomas; and a granddaughter, Jessica Owenby.

            A private burial service is planned with Pastor Frank Mulford of Central Calvary Baptist Church, West Plains, MO, officiating.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Gideon Bible Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com

           

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 13, 2012                            Page 15A

 

robert glen mcarthur

 

Mr. Robert Glen McArthur, age 88, of Stonehenge Assisted Living, Blairsville passed away Monday, June 4, 2012 at Stonehenge in Blairsville following an extended illness. He was born in Pleasant Hill, MO on April 8, 1924 son of the late Arthur M. and Malvina Jeffery McArthur. Mr. McArthur moved here in 2003 from Wichita, KS. He was a member and retired Elder of First Presbyterian Church in Wichita, KS, and A.R.R.L. Mr. McArthur loved anything to do with science and was the honorary Resident Scientist at Stonehenge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia McArthur in 2003.

            Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sharon McArthur of Young Harris, brother, Harold Claude McArthur of Fairfield, CA, step-grandsons Holland and Kevin, several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers make memorials to First Presbyterian Church in Wichita, KS.

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


Robert Glen McArthur


ROBERT GLEN McARTHUR
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

           

 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

June 13, 2012                            Page 15A

 

virginia "giny" mae prikryl

 

Mrs. Virginia “Giny” Mae Prikryl age 90 of Snowberry Lane, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in the Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Prikryl was born on Nov. 2, 1921 in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of the late John Grab and the late Thelma Fritch Grab. Giny had volunteered at the S.A.F.E. Thrift Store for over fifteen years. She enjoyed cross stitching, jigsaw puzzles, reading, decorating and she loved to dance. Giny was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Prikryl in 1997 and by a son, Douglas Prikryl in 2007. Giny was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Giny are one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Debbie Prikryl of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jon Lester of Burton, OH, adopted children, Rick and Elaine Ryan of Blairsville, daughter-in-law, Karen Prikryl of Largo, FL, four grandchildren, Tracy and Rex Plouck of Radnor, OH, Jeff and Amy Williams of Rome, OH, Molly Clemens of Delaware, OH, Kristina Prikryl of Largo, FL, one great grandchild, Felix Plouck, niece, Kathy Dietz of Ohio, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Ray Potts officiating. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the S.A.F.E. Thrift Store in memory of Giny. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 until 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.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Virginia Mae Prikryl


VIRGINIA MAE PRIKRYL
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home