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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 15, 2011                Page 14A

 

amelia mae ruehmann

 

Mrs. Amelia Mae Ruehmann age 98 of Blairsville formerly of The Villages, FL and also Downer’s Grove, IL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Ruehmann was born on July 17, 1912 in English, IN, the daughter of the late Larmon Longest and the late Anna Smith Longest.  Amelia served as a Deacon of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Downers Grove, IL and was a lifetime member.  She enjoyed quilting and many types of needlework.  She was an excellent baker.  Amelia was always very good with children. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. Ruehmann attended the 1st Presbyterian Church in the Village, FL.

Surviving Mrs. Ruehmann are one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Ivin Philpott of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Susan Ruehmann of Glorietta, NM, one granddaughter, Shanah Ruehmann and one great grandson, Marcus Ruehmann, many friends also survive.

A memorial services will be held at a later date with interment to follow in the Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Clarendon Hills, IL.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in memory of Mrs. Ruehmann.

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


Amelia Mae Ruehmann


AMELIA MAE RUEHMANN
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June 15, 2011                Page 15A

 

charles henry gibson

 

Heaven received an angel Sunday, June 5, 2011.  Charles Henry Gibson, 83, passed away at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA, with his family by his side.

Charles was born March 9, 1928, in Key West, FL, to William and Erva (Billberry) Gibson.  He was a fourth generation Conch and a life-long fisherman.  He was a long-time member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952 and served our country in the Korean War, of which he was very proud.  He returned to Key West in 1954 and continued his commercial fishing career.  He most recently fished from his boat, Miss Shawna, until his retirement in 2005.  After retirement, he was often seen walking through his neighborhood, feeding pigeons, chickens and his cat, Sammy; and having lunch on the beach with his great-great nephews, Arnaldo and Michael.

In 2010, Charles moved to Blairsville to be near his brother and was a resident at Union County Nursing Home.  Charles is proceeded (sic) in death by his parents, bother, William "Bubba" Gibson, and sisters, Theodora "Sally" Dussel and Barbara "Bobbie" Johnson.  He is survived by his brother, Glenwood "Wimpy" (Faye) Gibson; nieces, Leslie Dussel, Lecil (Paul) Walterson, Carey Dussel, Gloria (Louis) Chancey, Cheryl Johnson and Carolyn (George) Font; nephews, William Gibson and Charles (Laurie) Johnson; cousin Joyce (John) Lewis, and numerous great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by a special niece, Karen (Dennis) Baso, and special great-nieces, Danette (Todd) Silvers and Delaina (Anthony) Leird.  He has many friends who will also miss him greatly.  A special thank you to the Knowles family, Dr. Karisny, the staff of Union County Nursing Home, and the doctors and nurses at Union General Hospital.

A memorial and internment will be held in Key West at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Union County Nursing Home in memory of Mr. Gibson.

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


Charles Henry Gibson


CHARLES HENRY GIBSON
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June 15, 2011                Page 15A

 

irene dyer robinson

Irene Dyer Robinson, age 89, of Young Harris, GA, 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 nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Robinson were held on 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.  A nephew of Mrs. Robinson, clay Espey, presented the eulogy.  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.

Visitation at the funeral home began on Friday evening, June 3, 2011 from 6 until 9 p.m.

Arrangements were entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please share your fond memories and send condolences to the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

 

           

 


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June 15, 2011                Page 15A

 

lynda kennedy smock

 

Mrs. Lynda Kennedy Smock age 61 of Tanyard St., Blairsville formerly of Bradenton, FL passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011 in the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta following a brief illness.  Mrs. Smock was born on Oct. 20, 1949 in Daytona Beach, FL, the daughter of the late Harold Kennedy and the late Mary Stanton Kennedy. Lynda was Club and League President for many years of Mayso.  She was also Assistant District Commissioner Lynda was a full fledged soccer mom.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and aunt.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Smock Sr. in 2009, son, David Smock in 1982 and a sister, Debbie Rowe in 2009.  Mrs. Smock attended St. Claire’s Episcopal Church.

Surviving Mrs. Smock are one son and daughter-in-law, William "B.J." and Lisa Smock of Blairsville, one sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Chris Namoski of Brunswick, OH, brother-in-law, Richard Rowe, Sr. of Ocala, FL, three grandchildren, Rebekah, Billy and Christopher Smock, three nieces, Leanna and Brittany Gettle and Laurie Potter, one nephew, Richard Rowe, Jr., many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 7 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with Father Frank Wilson officiating.  The family will met (sic) with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to a children’s charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Smock.

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


Lynda Kennedy Smock


LYNDA KENNEDY SMOCK
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June 15, 2011                Page 15A

 

garnett talmadge collins

 

Mr. Garnett Talmadge Collins, age 76, of Lower Owltown Road, Blairsville passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Collins was born on October 29, 1934 in Union County, the son of the late Arthur Collins and the late Neoma Collins.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Garnett enjoyed farming and growing things.  He loved being around people and especially spending time with his grandchildren.  He worked at Brasstown Bald for several years shuttling people to the top from the parking lot, a job which he truly loved. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil, Austin and E. J. Collins.  Mr. Collins attended Shady Grove Methodist Church.

Surviving Mr. Collins are his loving wife of 53 years, Charlotte Nix Collins of Blairsville, two daughters and one son-in-law, Dr. Joy (Collins) and Gary Kitchens of Snellville, GA, Becky (Collins) Plott of Grayson, one brother and sister-in-law, Farris and Ruby Collins of Blairsville, two sisters, Lavada Burkhalter of Lula, GA, Lois Plott of Gainesville, five grandchildren, Sarah and Adam Emmett, Dan and Stevie Kitchens, Haley and Austin Walker, Hannah Plott and Hadrian Plott, one great granddaughter, Alaina Emmett, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Bob Bone and Rev. Winfred Pitts officiating.  Special music was presented by Scott Lance and Gary Kitchens.   Interment followed in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 – 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 on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Garnett Talmadge Collins


GARNETT TALMADGE COLLINS
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June 15, 2011                Page 15A

 

betty a. brown

 

Mrs. Betty A. Brown age 87 of Mountain Lake Blvd., Blairsville passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Brown was born on August 11, 1923 in Plainwell, MI, the daughter of the late Edward Ament and the late Sally Wigginton Ament.  Betty was a loving mother and aunt and was a friend to many.  She spent her life raising her family.  She was preceded in death by a brother, William Ament, a sister, Beverly Barr and a nephew, Bobby Ament.  Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Surviving Mrs. Brown are one son, James (Jim) H. Brown of Blairsville, four nephews, David Cummings of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Phillip Cummings of Dawsonville, GA, Mark Cummings of Bronxsville, NY, and Bill Ament of St. Pete, FL, one niece, Gayle Lorentz of Kalamazoo, MI, many other family members and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 10 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Richard Wise officiating.  Special music will be presented by Ron Gaucher.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in memory of Mrs. Brown.  Interment will follow in St. Claire’s Memory Gardens.  The family will meet with friends following the services at the church.

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


Betty A. Brown


BETTY A. BROWN
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June 15, 2011                Page 15A

 

james “peanut” rondal brown

 

James “Peanut” Rondal Brown, age 27, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in White County, GA.

Jamie was born Wednesday, March 7, 1984 in Union County, GA, a son of Brownie and Cheryl Brown.  A member of Harvest Fellowship Church of Young Harris since November of 1994, he had a passion for God, life and family.  Jamie graduated from Union County High School in 2002 and furthered his education by attending Lanier Technical College and earning a Certificate in Business Management and awarded the title Most Outstanding Student of the Year presented by the College President.  He was AAP Certified and a proud member of the United Community Bank team, where he served as an ACH Lead Originator.  He also served as a member of the Relay For Life Committee and Conductors Club.  “Peanut” was an avid dirt track racer and played men's softball on great teams such as Harvest Fellowship Church & Appalachian Water.  Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his maternal grandpa, James Youngblood and his paternal grandparents, Rondal and Bessie Brown.

Jamie will be missed by everyone who knew him, but especially his family: his parents, Brownie and Cheryl Brown; daughter, Jaclyn Brown; fiancee, Melissa Nanney; future step-daughter, Katie Nanney; grandmother, Ruby Youngblood; two uncles, Mitch and Micky Youngblood; uncle and aunt, Rev. Mikey and Julia Youngblood; aunt, Wilma Ash; great aunt and uncle, Barbara & Bobby Burch; cousins, Matt, Cody, Brittany and Victoria Youngblood and Charlie and John Ash and Greg Stephens.

Memorial services for Jamie were held on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Mikey Youngblood, Rev. Shep Calhoun, and Rev. Donald Davenport officiating.  Special music was presented by The Harvest Fellowship Choir, Ray Cook, and Brandon Davenport. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Isaac Stokes, Jonathon Davenport, Justin Gwynn, Brett Owenby, Kyle Odom, and Cody Youngblood.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Ronnie Barrett, Alvin Gibson, Isaac Ingram, Bill Kuykendall, David Burrell and Danny Etherton.  Burial was in Osbourn Cemetery in Hiawassee.  Visitation began on Saturday, June 11, 2011, with the family especially meeting with friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.  A second visitation was held prior to the service from noon until 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  If you wish to honor Jamie by making a memorial contribution, an account for that purpose has been established at United Community Bank for Jamie’s daughter, Jaclyn Brown.  Please join us in remembering Jamie “Peanut” Brown by visiting our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, where you may sign the guest registry, send condolences to the family and view the LifeTribute    


James Rondal Brown


JAMES RONDAL BROWN
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