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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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zebbie "ruth" airington

 

                Mrs. Zebbie "Ruth" Airington age 88 of Hwy. 180, Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. Airington was born on October 2, 1923 in White County, GA, the daughter of the late George Dyer and the late Ida Crumbly Dyer. She was a lifelong resident of Union County. Ruth retired from the Union County School System where she had served as a cook for over twenty years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Jean Mull, a son, Raymond L. Dyer, grandson, Jessie Jones, great granddaughter , Karly Patterson, sister, Mary Lou Collins, three brothers, William, Ervin and Lee Dyer and two brothers-in-law, A.C. Duckworth and Hugh Self. Mrs. Airington was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Airington are her loving husband of sixty-eight years, Roy Airington of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Richard Spears of Clarksville, two sons, Roy Airington of Pueblo, CO, Frank Airington of Dahlonega, one brother, Buford Dyer of Cleveland, GA, two sisters, Kate Self of Cleveland and Elise Duckworth of Gainesville, brother-in-law, Doyle Collins of Gainesville, twelve grandchildren, Engie Tench, Cindy Coleman, Travis Cook Jr., Roy Airington III, William Airington, Mary Burgess, David Airington, Kevin Airington, Doug Patterson, Niki Bock, Lisa Campbell and Teresa Dyer, twenty-six great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Danny White and Rev. Paul Flynn officiating. Special music presented by Murray Smith and Shelby Toole. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Travis Cook, Doug Patterson, Roy Airington III, William, David and Kevin Airington. Serving as honorary pallbearers were R.M. Dyer and J.C. Babcock. Interment followed in the New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 2-4 and 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


Zebbie Airington


ZEBBIE AIRINGTON
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rev. maxwell "max" eldridge barlow

 

            The Reverend Maxwell (Max) Eldridge Barlow was born January 2, 1931 in Dawson, Georgia, the eldest son of E.C. and Maxwell Barlow who both preceded him in death.  He was the third top graduate from Cairo High School in 1947, and from there continued his education at Young Harris College where he graduated in 1949 having been selected by his classmates as Most Intellectual.   From YHC, he continued his formal education at Georgia Southern University, and then graduated from Candler School of Theology with his Masters in Divinity on the Emory University Campus in Atlanta.  Max was a person devoted to education and he encouraged others in their pursuit of knowledge.  He taught for a brief time in Grady County Schools and the Brooks County Schools.  He loved poetry and at one time could quote more than one hundred-eighty poems, including all three of The Mighty Casey series.

            Max loved the Okeefenokee Swamp and often talked about the many trips he had enjoyed in that part of God’s handiwork.  He encouraged others to develop an interest in that marvelous place and invited others to go with him for a stay in "The Swamp".

            In 1951, Max became an Approved Supply Pastor in the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church serving the Hilltonia Charge.  Following his days at Candler School of Theology, he returned to the South Georgia Conference and was appointed to the Dixie, Pidcock, Ozell Charge in the Thomasville District.  Other appointments included: West Bainbridge, Nicholls, Asbury in Columbus, Millen, and Rose Hill in Columbus.  He retired in 1978. At the time of his death, he had served in the ministry of the South Georgia Conference for fifty-eight years.  He became the Director of Safety for the Georgia Electric Membership Cooperation.  Following his retirement from GEMC, Max became the Director of the Alumni Foundation for Young Harris College.

            Living in the Young Harris, Blairsville, and Hiawassee area, Max became involved in not only United Methodist activities, but sometimes he called himself a "Metho-Bapterian" due to his close association with the Old Union Baptist Church, where he would preach and teach, occasionally.  At one time, Max was the only male member of the Quilting Club of some two hundred ladies, and he was never late to the meetings!  He started quilting at the age of seventy-five, (or as he would say in his seventy-sixth year of his life) and continued as long as he was physically able.  One of his first quilts was one which contains thirty-six different crosses, a pattern which he carried around South Georgia for more than twenty-five years.

            Max is survived by his wife, Betty, to whom he was married for thirty-one years and his two daughters,  Rebekah Ellouze, Orlando, FL and Deborah Oliver, Carrollton, GA, two grandchildren, Metra Robinson, Atlanta, GA and Deann Plunkett, Carrollton, GA and two great-grandchildren, Autumn Plunkett, Carrollton, GA and Max Hernandez, Atlanta, GA).   He is also survived by stepson, Randy Curry and wife, Bobbi, Westminster, SC, stepdaughter, Lisa Heffner and husband, John, Lawrenceville, GA, four grandchildren, John Heffner, Jr., Dacula, GA, Taylor Heffner, Lawrenceville, GA, Rusty Curry and his wife, Emily, Columbia, SC and Rachel Burton and her husband, Bryan, Pendleton, SC and one great grandchild, Ryder Curry, Columbia, SC.

            He was preceded in death by his brother Robert D. Barlow, and is survived by two brothers, Dr. J. Frank Barlow and wife, Patricia, Smyrna, GA, the Reverend H. Eugene Barlow and wife, Jolene, Warner Robins, GA, sister-in-law, Rachel Barlow, Atlanta, GA, and a number of nieces and nephews. 

            A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the Sharp Memorial Church with the Rev. Eugene Barlow, Rev. Robert McDaniel and Rev. David Tinsley officiating. Special music will be presented by Pam Leslie. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Sharp Memorial Church in memory of Max. 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.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Maxwell Eldridge Barlow


MAXWELL ELDRIDGE BARLOW
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mary belle mcglamery bowling

 

            Mary Belle McGlamery Bowling, age 93, of Nokomis, FL, formerly of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 in Florida.

            Mrs. Bowling was born in Blairsville on January 13, 1919, the daughter of Thomas Jasper McGlamery and Dovie Lee Kelley McGlamery. She graduated Union County High School and married Oscar Wayne Bowling, also of Blairsville, on March 21, 1937. They moved to Ypsilanti, MI, where Mary worked for Chrysler and Wayne worked for Ford Motor Company. They had two children. They retired to Nokomis, FL 1977 and lived the rest of their lives there.

            She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her, but will especially missed by her family members: daughter and son-in-law, Mary E. "Betsy" McCoy, and Samuel McCoy; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald Wayne Bowling and Pamela S. Bowling; grandchildren and their spouses: Johanna L. McCoy; Marlo E. McCoy Bearman and Paul Bearman; Amy K. Bowling Batley and J. Blake Batley; Andrew C. Bowling and Heather A. Bowling; great grandchildren: Emily E. Bearman, and Charles S. Bearman; Clayton W. Batley, Reese E. Batley, Sloane I. Batley; and Abby B. Bowling, Kate B. Bowling, and Rachel D. Bowling.

            Graveside services for Mrs. Bowling were held on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 12 noon, at Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Jerry Helton officiating. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Blake Batley, Clayton Batley, Andrew Bowling, Paul Bearman, Charles Bearman, and Frank Denny.
            Visitation at the funeral home was held on Thursday, the same day of the service, between the hours of 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

            Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please send condolences and share your memories with the family on our website, at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Mary Belle McGlamery Bowling


MARY BELLE McGLAMERY BOWLING
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harold fred michael

 

            Mr. Harold Fred Michael age 91 of Town Creek School Road, Blairsville passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at his home following a brief illness. Mr. Michael was born on April 4, 1921 in Southmont, NC, the son of the late Chester A. Michael and the late Mary Lice Long Michael. He retired from General Motors after several years of service. He was a member of the Kiwanis and a member of the VFW. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed camping and traveling. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. Mr. Michael attended Coosa Methodist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Michael are his loving wife of sixty-one years Mrs. Delores Roena Turner Michael of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Harold Michael Jr. and Loretta Michael of Statesville, NC, one daughter, Mary Wangersheim of Fallbrook, CA, one sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Ken Truell of Southmont, NC, two grandchildren Rachel Wangersheim and Amanda Wangershiem (sic), many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Coosa Methodist Church in memory of Mr. Michael.

            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


Harold Fred Michael


HAROLD FRED MICHAEL
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christine king broome

 

            Christine King Broome, 66, of Gillsville passed away Saturday, May 23, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Timber Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Alvin Burns and Rev. Alvin Loggins officiating.  Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family received friends Monday from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Broome was born December 11, 1945 in Blairsville to the late Vaughn and Margie Elliott King.  She was retired from the Hall County Board of Education and a member of Timber Ridge Baptist Church.  Mrs. Broome was preceded in death by her brothers James King, Harold King, Hoyle King, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ethel and Mark Broome.

            She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Roger Broome of Gillsville, daughter Tammy Broome of Gillsville, son and daughter-in-law Rodney and Christy Broome of Gillsville, grandson Mark Broome, granddaughter Madison Broome, dear friend Lisa Truelove of Gillsville, sisters Minnie Garrett, Pauline Bridges, Martha Moss, Carolyn McGaha all of Blairsville, sister Linda Beavers of Blue Ridge, brother Ted King of Blairsville.



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elaine claire trindade

 

          Mrs. Elaine Claire Trindade, age 64, of Dillard Place, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Trindade was born on March 20, 1948 in Harrison Township, PA, the daughter of the late Rita Montgomery. She had made her home in Blairsville for the past twelve years moving here from Lake Worth, FL. Elaine was a cat lover and rescuer. She was a real people person and a good friend. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt and was a friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Trindade and her mother, Rita Montgomery.

            Surviving Mrs. Trindade are one loving son, Billy Peoples of Rivera, FL, her stepfather, Raymond Fasciana of Florida, one brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Karen (Grunden) Troup of Venus, FL, two nieces, Emily and Amelia Troup, lifelong friends, Rose, Jonna, Judy and Mary, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Whiskers Project, P.O. Box 575 Blairsville, GA 30514, in Elaine’s memory.

            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



Elaine Claire Trindale


ELAINE CLAIRE TRINDADE
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charles mason

 

            Mr. Charles Mason, age 87 of Atlanta, formerly of Blairsville, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 at his home. Mr. Mason was born May 5, 1925 in Lynch, KY to the late Charles Washington Mason and the late Mary Jordan Mason. He was a member of Mt Paran Church of God in Atlanta. Charles was retired from the Lockheed Martin Corporation where he had worked for many years as a Quality Control Specialist. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Mason.

            Survivors include: wife, Bobbie Hayes Mason of Atlanta, sons, R.E. Mason of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Preston Mason of Atlanta and David Mason of Ridgeland, MS, brothers, Jud Mason of Lilburn, GA, Ron Mason of Blairsville, GA, and Robert Mason of Buford, GA, sisters, Leah Stebbins of Kennesaw, GA, Patricia Bowen of Smyrna, GA, Frankie Swanson of Augusta, GA, Austell Woody of Blairsville, GA and Nina Owenby of Covington, GA, grandchildren, Chris Mason, Dillon Mason, Celia Mason, Todd Chamberlain, Lisa Chamberlain and Chastity Mason along with many other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 4 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home. Interment was in the Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery.

            Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.    


Charles Mason


CHARLES MASON
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travis ray colwell

 

            Mr. Travis Ray Colwell, age 40, of Hwy. 325, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in the Geisinger Hospital in Danville, PA. following a brief illness. Travis was born on January 22, 1972 in Blairsville, GA, the son of Barbara Payne Colwell and the late Pat Colwell Jr. (Junior). He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County. He was an extraordinary father and was a friend to everyone. Travis was a member of the Harmony Grove Baptist Church.

            Surviving Travis are one son, Patrick Colwell of Blairsville, one daughter, Allison Colwell of Blairsville, mother, Barbara Colwell of Blairsville, the mother of his children, Amy Harper and their step father, Matt Harper of Blairsville, two sisters and brothers in law, Patty and Steve Lance of Blairsville, Annette and Thomas Byers of Hayesville, nieces and nephews, Dana Lance, Adam Lance, Evan and Joanna Lance, Nicole and Jeremy King, Tonya and Mark Harris, Great Nieces and nephews, Cooper Lance, Reagan Lance, Noah King, Mackenna Harris and Ethan Harris, aunts, uncles, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. from the Harmony Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Stacy Dyer and Minister Aaron Stanley officiating. Special music was presented by Tommy Green officiating. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Greg Owenby, Michael Raper, Tim Deaver, Kenny Fair, Steven Patton and Joel Miller. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Union County Sheriff’s Department Personnel. Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday 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


Travis Ray Colwell


TRAVIS RAY COLWELL
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