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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 17, 2009                Page 13A

 

willilam “Bill” charles stephens

 

            William “Bill” Charles Stephens died suddenly on June 7, 2009 at his home in Chamblee, GA.  He was born in Union County on June 27, 1936 son of Lee and Addie Stephens.  He lived in the Atlanta area the majority of his adult life.  Many in Union County will remember bill as an outstanding baseball pitcher during late 50s and early 60s.  He was a union brick mason and continued to work at the World congress Center in Atlanta after retiring from the union.  He had been totally retired for the last few years and enjoyed playing pool several nights a week.  He enjoyed Blue Grass music and attended many festivals/concerts throughout the southeastern states.  He will be best remembered for his sense of humor and his friendliness. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Nina Wilbanks Stephens, a daughter, Theresa Ann Stephens Mickens, his parents, Lee and Addie Stephens of Blairsville, sister Aline Stephens Noble of Eatonton, GA; brother, Carter Stevens of Fort Walton Beach, FL; brothers, Cecil Stevens; Frank Stephens and Claude Stephens of Blairsville. 

His survivors include: son & daughter-in-law Brian and Maggie Stephens of Monroe, GA; grandchildren Brooke Stephens of Corpus Christi, TX and Nicole & Cody Mickens of Decatur, GA.; brother, Paul Eugene and sister-in-law Anita Stephens of Santa Rosa Beach, FL; sister, Elizabeth Stephens Wages; brother Riley Stephens, brother Jack and sister-in-law Libby Stevens of Blairsville, GA, and brother Henry and sister-in-law Martha Stephens of Dalton, GA, and many nieces and nephews.   

His memorial service was held on June 9, 2009 at the Patterson Funeral Home in Lilburn, GA, with his nephew Danny Stephens of Blairsville, GA, presiding over the service.  Special music was provided by his son and daughter-in-law Brian and Maggie.  His brother Henry gave his eulogy.  His body was cremated, with ashes to be placed at the gravesite of wife Nina Stephens and at the Music Barn in Suwannee, GA.

           


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June 17, 2009                Page 13A

 

lillian bouton leddon

 

            Mrs. Lillian Bouton Leddon age 82 of Tate Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, June 8, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Leddon was born on Dec. 7, 1926 in Orlando, FL, the daughter of the late Walter Bouton and the late Lena Williams Bouton.  She graduated from Orlando High School and attended Orlando Junior College.  She had been a Real Estate Agent in Florida for several years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Leddon in 2007, a son, Tommy Leddon and a brother, Charles Bouton.  Mrs. Leddon was a member of Antioch Baptist church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Leddon are one daughter, Janet (Joy) Wing of Blairsville, one son, David Leroy Leddon of Las Vegas, NV, two nephews, Ronald Bouton and Richard Bouton of Orlando, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. George Cline officiating.  Special music was presented by Ted Noelle and Betty Gurr.  Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1-2 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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wanda mcclure arrowood woody

 

            Mrs. Wanda McClure Arrowood Woody, age 79, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, June 12, 2009 at her home. 

Mrs. Woody was born in Clay County, NC, to the late Walter Marvin and Hester Alminey (Carter) McClure.  She was a member of Macedonia Baptist church in Hiawassee, GA.  Mrs. Woody was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer Vaughn Arrowood; brothers: Cline McClure, Frank McClure, Glawfus McClure, Paul McClure, William “Jay” McClure and Earlie McClure; sisters: Lenoah Gibson and Nannie Lou Thompson. 

            Surviving family members include:  son & daughter-in-law, Homer & Carol Arrowood; son & daughter-in-law, Danny & Millie Arrowood; daughter & son-in-law, Elaine & Charles Trulove; all of Blairsville; son & daughter-in-law, Barry & Mary Woody, of Baldwin, Georgia; son & daughter-in-law, Marvin & Cheryl Woody, of Young Harris, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Brenda & Tony Harwood, of Blairsville; 17 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 3 p.m., at Macedonia Baptist church with Rev. Evan Hughes and Rev. Harold Ledford officiating.  Special music was presented by Merle Fortenberry, Evan Hughes, Leslie Hughes, Tyler McCollum, and Erin Woody.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Mitchell Foster, Jason Woody, Tayler Harkins, Jared Wright, Randy McClure, and Derrick Arrowood.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Tony Harwood, Charlie Trulove, Robby Patterson, Brian chambers, chick McClure, and V.C. McClure.  Burial was in Boyd’s Chapel Cemetery in Hiawassee.  Visitation at the funeral home was held Saturday evening, June 13, 2009, from 6 until 9 p.m.   

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please visit our website at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com, to view the Life Tribute, send condolences, and sign the guest registry.

           


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June 17, 2009                Page 13A

 

robert l. “bob” Harvey

 

            Mr. Robert L. “Bob” Harvey, age 79, of Blairsville, GA, went home to meet his Lord on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. 

Mr. Harvey was born September 20, 1929 in Beckley, WV, to the late David H. and Chloe F. Harvey.  He moved to Blairsville in 1988 from Fort Pierce, FL.  He was a member of McConnell Memorial Baptist church.  While living in Fort Pierce, he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Sunrise Baptist church.  Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Ruth Holding, Ellen Louis, Eula McGrew, and Sadie Page; and brothers, Paul Harvey and D. Homer Harvey. 

A graduate of South Broward High School in Hollywood, FL, Bob went on to graduate from West Virginia State College with dual bachelor’s degrees in Fine Arts and Business Administration.   

Mr. Harvey was the former owner of Harvey Woodcraft in Fort Pierce.  He became a Florida State Certified commercial pool contractor and designed pools for Louden Bonded Pools for 35 years.  He was in the U.S. Military for 12 years, during which time he served in the Korean War.  Mr. Harvey, Sgt. Major in the U.S. army, was awarded a Bronze Star; a letter of appreciation from the President of South Korea, and the Korean War Service Medal.  He was also a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

Author of Hidden Valley and an artist of nature in its many forms, the mountains of north Georgia inspired Bob in his many diverse talents.  Before finding these hobbies, his joy was to be in the air, using his pilot‘s license and Cessna airplane to fly around Florida and to West Virginia.

            Robert’s surviving family includes his loving wife of 47 years, Janice H. Harvey; daughter and son-in-law, Heather Marshall and Dr. Gary Marshall of Dahlonega, GA; and daughter and son-in-law, Holly McShane and Dr. Patrick McShane of Clarkesville, GA.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Mark Marshall of Blairsville; Michael Marshall of Dahlonega; Kelsey Nipper, Patrick McShane, and Kendall McShane, of Clarkesville, Brandee Guzman of Moses Lake, WA, and Will Marshall of Hayesville, NC.  Other surviving members include four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, including Mr. Barry McKinney, of Blairsville.  Surviving siblings include Sybil Wood, sister; and Herman H. Harvey, brother, of WV.  Mr. Harvey is also survived by his mother-in-law, Bernice Holton, of lake City, FL.  Close family friends include Thomas and Lillian Barry of Blairsville, also graduates of South Broward High School; and his many wonderful neighbors of Bryant Cove.

            Bob was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather; his greatest love was spending time with his grandchildren, and before his illness he enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and playing basketball.  He will be missed by all who knew him.        

            Funeral services were held Friday, June 12, at 11 a.m. at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Blairsville with Reverend T.L. Holton of Branford, FL, and Reverend Tully Griggs of Blue Ridge officiating.  The eulogy was given by Thomas Barry.  Special music was presented by Reverend Marc McFarland, Minister of Music at McConnell Memorial Baptist Church, and Mrs. Donna James of Clarkesville, GA.  Pallbearers were grandsons, Mark Marshall, Michael Marshall, and Kendall McShane; sons-in-law, Dr. Gary Marshall and Dr. Patrick McShane; nephew Barry McKinney; and Towns County Sheriff’s Department Detective Brian Wilson; Lieutenant Mike David, and Deputy Chris Harris.  Mr. Harvey was given a full military honors burial by soldiers from Fort McPherson, GA, in honor of the dedicated time and service he gave to his country.  A dove release ceremony was conducted concluding the services at Laurel Hills Memory Gardens Cemetery in Young Harris, GA.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Friends and family are invited to send condolences and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com  Donations are requested in lieu of flowers to the Towns County Sheriff’s Office benevolent Fund.