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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 23, 2010                            Page 16A

 

joyce lou miller

 

            Mrs. Joyce Lou Miller, age 67, of Hamilton Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.  Mrs. Miller was born on Nov. 5, 1942 in Baltimore, MD., the daughter of the late Luther Heathcote and the late Gloria Atkins Heathcote.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. Miller attended Coosa United Methodist church.

            Surviving are Mrs. Miller are her loving husband of forty-nine years, warren Miller of Blairsville, two daughters and one son-in-law, Kelly and Robert Dimick of Blairsville, Kim Miller of Blairsville, two sons, David Miller of Airville, PA, warren L. Miller of Blairsville, fifteen grandchildren, Joy Leopold-Crumbley and husband Jermaine, Sarah Miller, Cameron Leopold, Sean Rea, Warren Miller Jr., Kayce Rea, Joseph David Miller, Keaton Eitmiller, Jacob Patrick Miller, Joshua Orion Miller, Jeramiah (sic) Luther Miller, Jonah William Miller, Stephanie, Dimick, Mathew and Mark Dimick, three great grandchildren, Nevaeh and Skylar Leopold and Andrianna Crumbley, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday June 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Steve Midkiff  officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers Sean Rea, Joseph David Miller, Keaton Eitmiller, Kayce Rea, Mike Wiley and Jermaine Crumbly.  Interment followed in the Coosa United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Miller.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Joyce Lou Miller

JOYCE LOU MILLER
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June 23, 2010                            Page 16A

 

frank lee swanstrom

 

            Mr. Frank Lee Swanstrom age 87 of Nichols Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday June 16, 2010 in the Heritage Health Care of Blue Ridge following an extended illness.  Mr. Swanstrom was born on march 6, 1923 in Vermilon County, IL, the son of the late Albert Swanstrom and the late Opha Cawlins Fairchild Swanstrom.  Frank was a member of the Monticello, IL, Masonic Lodge F & AM.  He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett and Walt Swanstrom and by a sister, Evelyn Swanstrom.  Mr. Swanstrom was of the Methodist faith.

            Surviving Mr. Swanstrom are one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Carolyn Swanstrom of Culberson, NC, two grandchildren, Daniel Lee and Lisa Swanstrom III of Snellville, GA, Stephanie Lynn Pettit of Eglewood, FL, four grandchildren, Troy, Nathaniel and Sydney Swanstrom and Grant Pettit, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Swanstrom.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

 

           


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June 23, 2010                            Page 16A

 

eliazabeth ann  “beth” burkart

 

            Burkart, Elizabeth Ann, [Beth] passed away on May 21, 2010 at her daughter’s home in Boynton Beach, Florida after a short illness.  She was 91 years old.

            Beth and her late husband, bob, moved to Blairsville in 1969, from Florida along with their two youngest children, Jay and Laurie.  Bob purchased 47 acres of undeveloped land on Skeenah Gap Road, which he proceeded to develop over the years.  Initially bob lived in a tent, and then the family moved into a mobile home on site while he built their house.  Bob put in a saw mill and produced lumber for sale and for his own use.  He later worked as a building contractor and developer, purchasing other property in the area.  Beth assisted him with the business, in addition to her volunteer work at the senior center where she served meals and helped to raise funds by quilt making and other crafts.  A cedar log cabin, garden, trout ponds and outbuildings were added over the years.  The property continues in use as a family retreat.

            Beth and Bob were founding members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic parish in Blairsville.

            They were part of a small group of pioneer families who helped erect the original building, since replaced.  They both remained active in the parish since its founding where Beth was known for her delicious desserts and Bob for his singing abilities.  Bob died in 1994 and is buried in the St. Clare Memory Garden on the church grounds.  Bob and Beth made many good friends in North Georgia who will remember them fondly.

            Beth is survived by five children: David Burkart (Barbara) Miami, FL; Judy Martin (Ed) Blairsville GA; Leslie Lillberg, Boynton Beach, FL; Father Gary Burkart, Messina, Italy; Laurie Markham, Boynton Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren – another on the way-, six siblings, and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.  She is predeceased by a son, Jay Burkart.

            A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church on July 16, 2010 at 10 a.m. followed by interment of the ashes next to those of her husband.  A reception and lunch will follow in the Parish Hall.

           

 

           


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June 23, 2010                            Page 16A

 

mary ann jones

 

            Mrs. Mary Ann Jones, age 79, of Shaw Rd., Blairsville passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2010 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Jones was born on July 23, 1930 in Union county, the daughter of the late Cliff Lowe and the late Josie Hawkins Lowe.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Mary loved gardening, flowers and fishing.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Jones Jr., two infant daughters, two grandchildren, Benjamin Jones Jr. and Parker Jones, a brother, Frank Lowe and two sisters, Gladys bailey and Elsie Lyle.  Mrs. Jones attended The World Harvest Church and also The Blairsville Christian Center.

            Surviving Mrs. Jones are two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Ann and Douglas Thomas of Blairsville, Ayme and Ervin Thomas of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-aw, (sic) Benjamin and Wanda Jones of Athens, GA, John and Peggy Jones of Washington, GA, one sister, Sarah Gilpin of Lilburn, GA, five grandchildren, Amanda Jones, Angela Lamar, Jason Thomas, Dock Thomas and Charlie Jones, seven grandchildren, (sic) many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Asa Dockery and Rev. Wofford Kelley officiating.  Special music will be presented by Sarah Kelley and Lydia Long.  The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Jason Thomas, Dock Thomas, Charlie Jones, Terry Jones, Mickey Gilpin and Herbert Lyle Jr.  Interment will follow in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Mary Ann Jones

MARY ANN JONES
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June 23, 2010                            Page 17A

 

johnny gerald turner

 

            Mr. Johnny Gerald Turner, age 68, of 44 Ann Street, Tallapoosa, Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2010.

            Mr. Turner was born on December 17, 1941 in Blairsville, Georgia, son of the late Flo Nix Turner and the late Carlos C. Turner.  Mr. Turner was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Jim Turner and Mr. Billy Turner.

            Survivors included three sisters, Joann Wigley and her husband, Paul of Rockmart, Lorayne Morris of Dallas, and Wanda Kelley of Rockmart. 

            Funeral services for Mr. Turner were held at 2 PM on Tuesday, June 15th in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Robinson and the Rev. Brian Buchanan officiating.  Interment services followed in the family lot of Rockmart Memorial Gardens.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jerry Ballard, Robert Taff, Scott Turner, Dave Turner, clay Turner and Church Turner.

Please visit www.freemanharrisfunerals.com to extend your personal condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral services for Mr. Johnny Gerald Turner.