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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 26, 2013                            Page 10A

 

joanne england weber

 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces memorial services for Mrs. JoAnne England Weber, age 74, of Doraville, GA, formerly of Blairsville who passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013.

            Mrs. Weber was born in Athens, Georgia on March 27, 1939 to the late Robert & Alma Elkins England. She was the "baby" of all her siblings. Her family moved to Blairsville where her mother taught school. JoAnn attended Young Harris College and the University of Georgia, following in her mother's footsteps to become a teacher. Believing that education of our children will impact the future, JoAnn dedicated 30 years as an Elementary School teacher for the Atlanta Public School system. Upon retirement, she took the time to enjoy cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska. JoAnn was outgoing and had the ability to make friends wherever she went. Her homes "rain forest" backyard was cultivated with love as she sat back to greet the numerous wild birds that would come and visit. Although she lived in the Atlanta for her adult life, she was still a mountain girl at heart. Never missing an opportunity to return home to visit the local shops and enjoy the scenery and experiences the mountains had to offer. Mrs. Weber was preceded in death by: her parents; daughter, Charlene Clark and brother, Bobby England.

            JoAnne will be fondly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: husband, Bill Weber; son-in-law, Rod Clark; sister & brother-in-law, Joyce & Ralph Johns; sister-in-law, Ann England and 3 grandchildren, Shayla, Matthew and Sheldon Clark.

            Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Union Memory Gardens with Rev. Mark Burgess officiating. A celebratory Dove Release Ceremony concluded the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284 or American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please visit her memorial tribute site at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com to send condolence messages to the family.

Joanne England Weber


JOANNE ENGLAND WEBER
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June 26, 2013                            Page 10A

 

terrell william jones

 

            Pastor Terrell William Jones, age 69, of Blairsville passed away Sunday morning, June 16, 2013 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Terrell was born June 12, 1944 in Union County to the late Jewell and Cora (Murphy) Jones. Pastor Jones was a lifelong resident of Union County. He married the love of his life, Evelyn Jones, on December 24, 1964. In his earlier years, he never missed a Friday, going to Cooper's Creek and catching his limit in trout. But leaving the love of fishing for trout, he began focusing his life on a greater purpose: fishing for men. He faithfully accepted the call to preach in 1968 and served as the Pastor of Jones Creek Church of God for 44 years. He enjoyed collecting guns and bows and arrows. According to ones he worked with at Tennessee Chemical Company, he soon earned the name of “Quick Draw.” He was a perfectionist in all that he did. He enjoyed trading cars, and the red corvette was his most favorite. Terrell knew the meaning of family and its importance. Most of his time was invested into and enjoyed with his family. He also loved the time shared with his grandchildren target shooting.

            Terrell will be fondly remembered by all who knew him, but especially missed by his family: his wife of 48 1/2 years, Evelyn Kelley Jones, daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Donald (who he called "son") Weaver of Blairsville, daughter, Jennifer Gentry and daughter, Kimberly Jones; and five grandchildren, Jaron Weaver, Megan Weaver, Samantha Gentry, Jenna Gentry and Justin Cantrell. He was a loving husband, father, and grand-father, and he spoiled them all.

            Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 with Rev. Randolph Jones and Rev. Bill Brown officiating at Jones Creek Church of God. The eulogy was given by Mrs. Opal Cook. Pastor Jones was in state at the church Tuesday from 1 until the service hour. Music was provided by Casey Jones. Burial was in Liberty Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Monday, June 17th from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The following gentlemen were selected to serve as pallbearers: Roger Kelley, Tracy Dockery, Rusty Fortenberry, Donald Weaver, Ranny Jones and Gary Jones. Honorary pallbearers included: Jaron Weaver, Justin Cantrell and Andy Stephens.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please share your condolences and view Terrell's life tribute video on our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Terrell William Jones

TERRELL WILLIAM JONES
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June 26, 2013                            Page 11A

 

helen marie rogers

 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces funeral services for Helen Marie Rogers, of Blairsville, who passed away on Wednesday evening, June 19, 2013, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta.

            Mrs. Rogers was born September 26, 1924 in Mineral Bluff, Georgia to the late Press Ballew and Jemima (Mima) Magness Ballew. Helen grew up with a large family, but lost her mother at the age of 7. She along with her siblings made many sacrifices to fill that role. During World War II, Helen went to Dalton to work as a seamstress in a thread mill. She was very talented and made clothing, household items and beautiful quilts. Helen retired from Levi Strauss in Blue Ridge. She was a member of Liberty Hill United Methodist Church. Helen enjoyed staying busy: you could find her sewing, baking her famous "apple pies", doing circle word puzzles, coloring, drawing, watching birds or spending time with her family. With a "green thumb" she tended her garden beds. Often consulted on how to grow anything and everything. She is preceded in death by her parents; stepmother Tennie Ballew; husband, Paxton Rogers; son, Donald Ballew; daughter, Mary Sue Rogers; sisters, Nellie Foster and Gail Massengill; brothers, Ed, Jim, William Harvey, Wayne, Blayne, Clyde and Grady Ballew and grandson, Michael Bradley Rogers.

            She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: daughters & sons-in-law; Portia & J.E. Corn, Vivian Kay & Paul Jones, Pamela & Rev. Timothy Garrett; son & daughter-in-law, Michael & Judy Rogers; brothers, Earl, Rogers and Clarence Ballew; sisters, Sherry Fuller, Grace Sharp, Carol Lawson, Retha Bolton; grandsons, Stacy (Colleen) Jones and Brandon Rogers; granddaughters, Nancy Garrett, Kayla (Ray) Mull; great grandchildren, Kaylee Rogers, Ashlyn Rogers, Emily Jones, Matthew Jones and Tyler Crockett; and special family member, Ruby Pace. Several nieces and nephews and other family members also share in her legacy.

            Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev Timothy Garrett and Rev. Claude Mathis officiating. Special music was presented by The Faith Singers. Interment followed in Liberty Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. The following gentlemen had been selected to serve as pallbearers: Mel Holt, Billy Brawley, Ray Mull, Brandon Rogers, Stacy and Matthew Jones. Honorary pallbearers included: Nancy Garrett, Kayla Mull, Emily Jones, Kaylee Rogers and Ashlyn Rogers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 until 9 pm.

            In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Liberty Hill United Methodist Church Roof Fund, P.O. Box 670, Morganton, Ga. 30560

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.          


Helen Maria Rogers

HELEN MARIE ROGERS
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virginia pickelsimer

 

            Mrs. Virginia Pickelsimer, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following a brief illness.  Virginia was born in Union County, GA May 20, 1933 and had lived in Dahlonega since 1980. She was a homemaker and was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Suches, GA.  She was the daughter of the late Clarence Cain and Bessie Bell Payne Cain.

            Virginia is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bob Pickelsimer, Dahlonega, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Aara Pickelsimer, Sunnyvale, CA. Several other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services for Virginia were held 10 AM Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.  Rev. Gerald Edmondson officiated.  Interment followed at Dahlonega Memorial Park with Rev. J R Fields officiating.

            The family received friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 4 PM until 8 PM.

            Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

            Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.    




 

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June 26, 2013                            Page 11A

 

pauline neal harkins

 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Neal Harkins, age 85, of Suches, GA, who passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

            Pauline was born in Blairsville on July 14, 1927 to the late Brim & Ida Elliott Jarrett. She grew up with her 3 siblings in the Jarrett Apple House at the Georgia Mountain Experiment Station. Pauline was valedictorian for Union County High School Class of 1945. She attended Young Harris College where she met the love of her life, Ira. He proposed on December 1 and the two were married December 15, 1945. She was a dedicated Army wife throughout Ira's military career. They had adventures in multiple stateside assignments and overseas to include Panama and the Philippine Islands. Pauline held the household together during his wartime service and was faithful to send letters of love and support. After retirement they moved back to Union County in 1981. Pauline enjoyed square dancing, ceramics and quilting. An eye for beauty, Pauline started tole painting various still life and floral pieces. She was a founding member of the Gaddistown Homemakers Society. Gifted with a heart of compassion she was sensitive to others needs. She had a sacrificial love for family and friends, devoting her time and energy into caring for them. With a deep faith, she was active in the church where she volunteered her talents to VBS, WMU, and any other opportunity for ministry. Most importantly, Pauline encouraged and nurtured her children's faith. Southern Hospitality was shown through her cooking and Pauline was famous for her Blue Berry Yum Yum.

            She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her, but especially by her family: loving husband of 67 and 1/2 years, Ira T. Harkins; sons & daughters-in-law, Robert & Lyn Harkins and Tom & Karen Harkins; grandchildren, Eric Harkins and Joana Johansen and great grandchildren, Benjamin, Gavin and Gini Johansen.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Wilkes officiating. Interment followed at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Suches. The following gentlemen were selected to serve as pallbearers: Craig Harkins, Phil Harkins, Eric Harkins, Ray Burnette, Don Foster and Charlie Pierce. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 until 8:30 pm.

            In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association online at www.alz.org or mailed to: P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.


Pauline Neal Harkins

PAULINE NEAL HARKINS
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June 26, 2013                            Page 11A

 

howard wendell runion

 

            Born Sept. 15, 1940 in Farner, TN and went home to meet the Lord on June 20, 2013 in Seagoville, TX.

            Survived by loving wife of 40 years, Carol Runion; children, Darla, Robert, Ron, and Jana; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; one sister, Jane Rice; and many extended family members as well as a host of friends.

            Wendell attended Union County High School in Blairsville where he graduated in 1958.  He returned for many class reunions and football team reunions, most recently in September, 2012.

            Runion moved to Dallas, TX after high school graduation and worked with Sears Roebuck & Co. until his retirement.  He was an outstanding golfer, and recorded 13 holes-in-one during his amateur career.

            All who knew him appreciated his wonderful sense of humor, his ability to never meet a stranger, and to always be a friend.

            Funeral services held on Monday, June 24, 2013 with interment at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Seagoville, TX.

Howard Wendell Runion

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June 26, 2013                            Page 11A

 

james jr. hinton

 

            Mr. James Jr. Hinton, age 89, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Hinton was born in Illinois, on August 4, 1923, a son of the late James Joshua Hinton and Cora Jane Gates Hinton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Army Air Corps. He had been living in this area since 1992, moving here from Cape Coral, FL. Jim was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County, and of the Union County Lions Club. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Hinton; a son, James Jay Hinton; three sisters: Lula Belle Sommers, JoAnne Wiggins, and Monica H. Armstrong; and a brother, Robert Hinton.

            Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and especially missed by his loving family members: brother, Kenneth Hinton, of Mohomet, IL; sister, Mary Hinch, of Peoria, IL; and sister, Susan Osterbur, of South Dakota.

            Visitation with the family was held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, between the hours of 6 until 9 p.m., at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville. Burial will be held at a later time at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery in Florida.

            Local arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please send your condolences to this family and sign the guest register on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


James Jr. Hinton

JAMES JR. HINTON
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June 26, 2013                            Page 11A

 

roger sheppard howell, jr.

 

            Roger Sheppard Howell, Jr., age 92, of Blairsville and Marietta, GA, passed away on June 17, 2013.  He was born March 4, 1921 in Atlanta, GA to Roger and Beryl Howell, Sr. and grew up in Atlanta.  He had attended Georgia Institute of Technology before joining the army Air Corps where he served as a pilot during WWII. When the War ended, he returned from Italy and enrolled at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he earned his Bachelor's degree and did graduate work in Psychology.  He then returned to Georgia, taking a job at Lockheed, where he was employed until he retired.  he married the love of his life, Lois Buena Musgrove, in 1951.

            Roger was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 52 years, Lois Howell and his sister and brother-in-law, Anne H. Long and Ken Long.  He is survived by a daughter, Joy Howell Breedlove of Blairsville, GA; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger Eugene "Gene" Howell and Angela Davy-Howell of Marietta, GA; grandchildren: Melissa and Nathan Adams, Billy Breedlove, Anna Breedlove, Gene Howell, Jr; great-granddaughter Eva Adams; niece Christy Long Miller; nephew David Long and wife Nancy; great-nephews Adam and Ben Long, and several cousins.  He was a member of Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Young Harris, GA.

            Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 19 from 6-8 PM at South Care Funeral Home, with a service at 2 PM on Thursday, June 20 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Marietta, GA.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to the Building Fund at Sharp Memorial UMC, PO Box 66, Young Harris, GA 30582, or to MUST Ministries, P O Box 1717, Marietta, GA 30061. 




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June 26, 2013                            Page 11A

 

lorraine e. allen

 

            Lorraine E. Allen, age 88, sister of Larry Jones of Blairsville, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 after a long illness. She was born in Brockton, MA December 31, 1924. She graduated with the class of 1942 from Brockton High School. Mrs. Allen pursued a career in nursing at St. Luke’s Hospital in Baltimore, MD. In 1947 she joined the Los Angeles Visiting Association and later worked at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital. In 1954 she enlisted in the Navy and was commissioned Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy Nurse Corps serving in Guam and Japan. In Japan she met her husband to be Wilson G. Allen, a Navy Chief Storekeeper.

            They made their home in the San Francisco Bay area. Wilson passed away in 1980. Lorraine has been a resident of Brasstown Manor in Hiawassee since February 2004. Interment will be in the Angel of Prayer Memorial Garden at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church.

            In lieu of flowers make memorial donations in Lorraine’s memory to St. Clare’s Episcopal Church Flower Fund.

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


Lorraine E. Allen

LORRAINE E. ALLEN
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June 26, 2013                            Page 11A

 

glenn d. elliott

 

            Glenn D. Elliott, age 77, of Suches, GA, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at his home in Suches.

            Glenn was a native and lifelong resident of Union County. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches. Glenn worked for the Union County Board of Education as a maintenance worker and school bus driver.

            He was the son of the late Kaiser Elliott and Carrie Pearl Towe Elliott and was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie Elliott; infant brother, James Elliott; brothers, Anthony Elliott and Glover Elliott.

            Glenn is survived by son, Glenn Dale Elliott, Suches, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Rosalie and J.C. Cambron, Dahlonega, GA; brothers, J.D. Elliott, Gainesville, GA, Charles Elliott, Rome, GA; grandchildren, Christy Elliott, Courtney Elliott, Priscilla and James Reagin, and Russell Cambron; great-grandchildren, Sage Reagin and James  Reagin. A number of other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services for Glenn were scheduled for 2 PM Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, GA.  Dr. Don Pruitt and Rev. Glenn Kough officiated.

            Interment followed in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Suches.

            The family received friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Saturday from 3 PM until 9 PM and on Sunday from 9 AM until 2 PM.

            In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at www.choa.org.
            Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.  Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.