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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 24, 2009                Page 17A

 

james patterson

 

            Mr. James Patterson, age 53, of Blairsville, GA, passed away early Monday morning, June 15, 2009, at his home. 

Mr. Patterson was born in Towns County, Georgia, on Thursday, June 14, 1956, to Eugene Patterson and daisy Emerson Patterson.  He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist church in Blairsville.  Mr. Patterson was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Patterson;’ a sister, Linda Thornley and a brother, Bobby Patterson. 

            Surviving family members include: mother, Daisy Emerson Patterson of Blairsville; daughter, Jamie Norman of Stark, FL; sister, Betty Hooper of Blairsville; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Brenda Patterson of McDonough, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Ricky Rowland of Blairsville; brother, Larry Patterson of Blairsville, and brother and sister-in-law, Arnold and Debbie Patterson, also of Blairsville.  Many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 2 PM from Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Waymon Lovell and Rev. Cotton Harris officiating.  Music was provided by Jackie Smith and Amanda Patterson.  Interment followed in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Michael Colwell, John Thornley, Nathaniel Hooper, Daryl Allen,, Jessie Mull and Matt Patterson.  Serving as Honorary Pallbearers were: Chris Patterson and Brian Patterson.

            The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 until 9 p.m.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You are invited to view Mr. Patterson’s LifeTribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at  www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 24, 2009                Page 17A

 

robert d. smith

 

            Robert D. Smith Sr. was born August 24, 1929.  He was the son of Rev. and Mrs. W.L. Smith.  As a child he traveled extensively with his parents and his brother, Lynn. 

            He proudly served in the U.S. Army in the early 1950’s.  On March 5, 1954 he married Eleanor Roberson.  He carried his new wife to Centerville, Arkansas, where he attended Arkansas Tech.  Later, they returned to Atlanta, and he began his career at the Atlanta Fire Department.

            His kindness and compassion for others led him to reach out to the desolate, providing shelter and care, giving them comfort in knowing that someone cares.  His belief in others intensified after he suffered a crippling injury while on duty with the Atlanta Fire Department.  He retired from his beloved department, and became an ordained Missionary with the Church of God.  He made the decision that he would pack his family into a pickup truck and a twenty-four foot trailer and drive to LaCeiba, Honduras.  There he continued his passion for helping others just as he had as an Atlanta Fireman.

            After returning from Honduras, he felt the Lord led him to Blairsville in 1970.  He bought a home, opened a business, and was instrumental in starting the Blairsville Church of God.  His care touched many people during his life, more than he ever told us and more than we will ever know.

            On August 24, 1998, he began the hardest battle of his life.  He was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  He fought with courage, dignity, and determination.  His will to live was evident with each passing day.  He did not complain, fell pity for himself, or question God’s will.  On June 20, 2009 the battle was over and now he wears a crown.

            Surviving Robert are his loving wife of fifty-five years, Eleanor Smith of Blairsville, his children, Talu and Lee Epps, Susan and Troy Beaver, Robert Jr. and Kumiko Smith, Dietrich and Robby Brown, one brother, Lynn Smith, his grandchildren, Grant and Todd Epps, Taylor and Clay Tate and Lee Beaver, Robert III and Ed Smith, Charlie DeRuiter (husband Alex), Caleb Dyer (wife Lisa), Chandler Dyer and Canaan Dyer, his great grandson, Alexander DeRuiter.  He was preceded in death by his parents and eldest grandson, Eddie Dyer Jr. 

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Blairsville Church of God with the Rev. John Davis, Rev. James Hughes and Chaplain Thomas Houston officiating.  Special music was presented by the Cornett family, Estelle Smith, Jimmy Hall, Ed and Bob Smith.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Joel Bosch, Harold Satterfield, don Walls, Eddie Dyer, Joe Goodman and Larry Stover.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Interment followed in  Union Memory Gardens Cemetery with the North Ga. Honor Guard conducting military honors and the Atlanta Fire Department doing Last Call.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday and Monday evenings.

            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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June 24, 2009                Page 17A

 

eugene satterfield

 

            Eugene Satterfield of Clawson, MI, died peacefully June 11, 2009 at age 70.  He was born in Blairsville, GA, on September 11, 1938.

            Eugene was the loving father of Bryan, Gary, Sheri and Scott.  He is also survived by his mother, Frankie Satterfield of Stuart, FL, brother Wayne of Blairsville, GA, and seven grandchildren. 

A memorial service was held in memory of Eugene Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Memorial Free Will Baptist Church, Royal Oak, MI. 

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 24, 2009                Page 17A

 

mary lee green scott

 

            Mary Lee Green Scott, age 82 and a longtime resident of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Saturday, June 20 at Heritage Hospital in Tarboro, NC.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Scott; her parents, Addie and Willard Green; and her brother, John B. Green. 

Mrs. Scott was born March 29, 1927 in Chattanooga, TN.  She was an educator with Union County schools for 32 years and a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, where she served as Minister of Music for a number of years. 

She is survived by her children, Mike Scott and wife Cathy, of Roanoke Rapids, NC; Tom Scott and wife Carol, of Oakwood, GA; the rev. Bill Scott and wife Cindy of Carrollton, GA; and Mary Ellen Bostic of Covington, GA; grandchildren Blake Scott, Kellie Scott, Church Scott, Christ Scott, Drew Scott, Rachel Bostic and Renee Bostic; and two great granddaughters, Ava and Isabella Jones.   

            Funeral services were held in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23 with rev. B.A. Buchanan and Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was provided by Alice Oglesby.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens.  Pallbearers were Drew Scott, Alex Scott, Blake Scott, Chuck Scott, Chris Scott, and John Cochran.

Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville and Askew funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids are handling the arrangements.

You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com