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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 11, 2012                             Page 14A

 

john elder mays

 

            John Elder Mays, age 77, Blairsville, GA passed away July 7, 2012. He was born July 22, 1934 in Trenton, TN to James Ernest and Gladys Elder Mays.

            He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Clements Mays; son William Ernest Mays and wife Debbie of Stone Mountain, GA, daughter Evelyn Mays Cleary and husband Charles of Chesapeake City, MD, and son John David Mays and wife Katy of Stillwater, Ok; five grandchildren: Lindsay, Daniel, Telecki, and husband Paul, Jonathan Daniel, Jennifer Marie Cleary; Sara Evelyn Mays and John Elder Mays II; great-grandchildren Olivia Rose Telecki and brother Dr. James Ernest Mays Jr. of McAlester, OK. John was preceded in death by his parents and sister Ines Mays and Sara Ellen Mays Pope.Batesville area surviving relatives include William P. Pope, Jr; great nieces Kristie Pope and Kayla Pope of Bald Knob and great nephew Andrew Pope of Conway. (sic)

            John met his wife Nancy at Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) where both of them graduated. After serving four years of active duty with the United States Naval Air Reserves as an Airborne CIC Officer, John joined his in-laws in their retail jewelry business in Jonesboro, Arkansas. During his thirty-two year career in higher education, John served as the senior development officer at four colleges, Arkansas College, Oglethorpe University, Catawba College, and Tusculum College. Upon his retirement from Tusculum College in 1999 as Senior Vice President for College Relations, John and Nancy moved to Blairsville.

            In recognition of his distinguished career in higher education, John was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Arkansas College, the Trustee Award by Catawba College and Tusculum College named the development office in his honor.

            John was an Elder in the Mountain Presbyterian Church and served as campaign director of the church’s expansion campaign in 2001. He was a founding member of the Community Council of the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center.

            A memorial service was held at Mt. Presbyterian Church in Blairsville on Tuesday, July 10 at 2 PM. Internment (sic) will be Friday, July 13, 2012 at Jonesboro Memorial Park & Cemetery, Jonesboro; AR. Gregg Funeral Home will be in charge.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Mountain Presbyterian Church, 3831 Highway 515 East, Blairsville, GA 30512

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

John Elder Mays


JOHN ELDER MAYS
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charlie hughes atkins

 

            Charlie Hughes Atkins, infant son of Daniel and Trella Atkins, passed away June 26, 2012, at Camp Ederle Army Hospital in Vicenza, Italy. In addition to his parents Charlie is survived by his sister, London and brother, Jayke, both of Salt Lake City, UT, and brother, Tate of Vicenza, Italy; maternal grandparents are Wayne and Marcia Bigler of Salt Lake City, UT; paternal grandparents are Rev. David and Teena Atkins of Blairsville, GA. Surviving maternal great grandparents are Betty Strong and Keith and Peggy Bigler of Salt Lake City, UT. Surviving paternal great grandparents are Margaret Chatham and Harold and Liz Atkins all of Blairsville, GA. Charlie is preceded in death by two great grandfathers, Rev. Hughes Chatham and Phillip Strong.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Zebulon Baptist Church in Blairsville, GA with Rev. David Atkins officiating and music provided by Mrs. Elaine Young. Serving as pallbearers were Christopher Atkins and Harold Atkins. Interment immediately followed in Zebulon Cemetery.

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

           

 

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michael dale kinnett

 

          Mr. Michael Dale Kinnett, age 58, of Ridge Road, Blairsville passed away on Friday June 29, 2012 in Polk County, TN. from injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Kinnett was born on October 4, 1953 in Dearborn, IN, the son of Mary Lou Knigga Kinnett and the late Jack Kinnett. Michael had been employed as store manager for Flowers Bakery for several years before his retirement. He was a loving father, son, brother and grandfather and was a friend to many. He was preceded in death by a son, Shawn Ray Kinnett, one brother, Dennis Kinnett. Mr. Kinnett was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Kinnett are his mother, Mary Lou Carf of Milan, IN, one son Tony Kinnett of Cookville, TN, three daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Jeff Kelley of Blairsville, Chasidy and Bosco Schmeltz of Blairsville, Kristin and McGee Krieger of Hayesville, one brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Jeanne Kinnett of Dillsboro, IN, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Darla and Conley Fleek of Auroa, IN, Geneva and Mike Choate of Commiskey, IN, thirteen grandchildren, Jordan, Jessica, Shawn, Raye-Lynn, Austin, Payton, Cable, Chance, Kaysen, Aubrey, Danielle, Kylie, Chloe and baby girl that is on the way, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Friday July 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Chris Rumfelt officiating. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. Special music presented by Jeannie Kinnett. Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Michael’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.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Michael Dale Kinnett


MICHAEL DALE KINNETT
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anne maracissa cooley

 

            Mrs. Anne Maracissa Cooley, age 83, of Bass Ridge Dr, Blairsville passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at Union General Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 28, 1929 in Floral City, FL to the late Basil and Bessie Sweatt. Anne moved here 20 years ago from Ruskin, FL and Augusta, GA. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Girl Scouts. Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn M. Cooley in 1989. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union County.

            Survivors included daughter, Glenda C. Taylor and her husband, Bob Taylor, son, Gene Cooley and friend Nichole Attaway, brother, Dr. Basil Owen Sweatt, SR of Hammond, LA, grandchildren, Ashley Taylor and friend Brandon Collins, Colton Cooley and Troy Cooley, special nieces, Carolyn Henderson, Roynelle Simmonds, Judy Pruvis, Arnelle Adcock, Carol Monnier and Katheryn Sweatt, special nephews, Dr. B. Owen Sweatt, JR, and Van Sweatt.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist of Union County with Rev. Bob Biberstine officiating. Music was presented by Jeff Bauman and Keith Defoor. Pallbearers will be Ed Combs, Bud Davis, Billy Eckstein, SR, Charlie Gluodenis, Carl Neuhaus and Paul Pierson. Interment and graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11 am. from the Ruskin Cemetery in Ruskin, FL. The family will receive friends at the church Sunday from 2 until 3 p.m.

            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


Anne Maracissa Cooley


ANNE MARACISSA COOLEY
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beryl ellen stover

 

            Mrs. Beryl Ellen Stover age 73 of Wildwood Springs, Blairsville formerly of State College, PA. passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 3, 2012 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Stover was born on June 1, 1939 in Flint, MI, the daughter of the late Louis Garchow and the late Gladys Dennis Garchow. Beryl was a devout Christian who loved her Lord. She was a loving wife and aunt and was a friend to many. She loved her dogs. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ivan and Denny Garchow. Beryl was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Stover are her loving husband of forty-nine years, James (Jim) Stover of Blairsville, ten nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Graveside services were held on Monday July 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Lebanon Church in Suches with the Rev. Dave Wesche officiating. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the All Saints Lutheran Church or to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches.

            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


Beryl Ellen Stover


BERYL ELLEN STOVER
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kathleen g. stubblefield

 

            Mrs. Kathleen G. Stubblefield, age 79, of Mulky Gap Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Stubblefield was born on December 7, 1932 in War Eagle, AR, the daughter of the late Loyd Garvin and the late Eunice Foust Garvin. Kathleen loved horses, flowers, watching birds and working on the family farm. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Stubblefield in 2009 and a sister, Marty Wheels. Mrs. Stubblefield was a member of New Union Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Stubblefield are three sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Stephanie Stubblefield of Blairsville, Jon and Kathy Stubblefield of Blairsville, Joe and Barbara Stubblefield of Potomac, MD, one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and John Hamilton of Gillsville and Blairsville, three brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen and Ellen Garvin of The Harbra, CA, Jack and Vera Garvin of Joplin, MO, Kenneth and Kathleen Garvin of Rogers, AR, one sister, Opal Youngman of Jamestown, CA, nine grandchildren, Brad, Josh, Katie, Emily, Kristen, Philip, Jordan, Mitch and Maggie, one great grandchild, Reese, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 3 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Cliff Palmer officiating. Special music was presented by Susie Phillips, Louise Delong, Judy Spiva, Janet Chapman, Jackie Chatham, Kelley Chapman, Stacy Burrell and Mildred LeCroy. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Brad and Josh Hamilton, Philip and Mitch Stubblefield, Drew Phillips and Casey Jones. Interment followed in the New Union Baptist Church Cemetery where she will rest next to her beloved husband Joe. Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundations in memory of Mrs. Stubblefield. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Saturday 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


Kathleen G. Stubblefield


KATHLEEN G. STUBBLEFIELD
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christopher "CHRIS" CHARLES CALLAWAY

 

            Mr. Christopher "Chris" Charles Callaway, age 83, of Teboe Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at his home following a brief illness. Mr. Teboe (sic) was born on June 17, 1929 in Woodward, OK, the son of the late Bernie Cleo Callaway and the late Mary Janice Bright Callaway. He was a veteran of the US Army of the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW in Bartlesville, OK. And was a member of the NRA. Chris enjoyed hunting, fishing and lapidary work. Chris attended the Christian Church.

            Surviving Mr. Callaway are his loving wife of forty-two years, Nancy Jane Callaway of Blairsville, one brother and sister in law, Gary and Gloria Callaway of Longmont, CO, one sister, Kay McCulloch of College Station, TX, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts Po Box 980 Young Harris, GA. 30582-0980 in memory of Mr. Callaway. (sic)

            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


Christopher Charles Callaway


    CHRISTOPHER CHARLES CALLAWAY
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MARY PAULINE STEPHENS

 

            Mary Pauline Stephens, age 83, of Blairsville, GA passed away, Monday, July 2, 2012 at Union County Nursing Home. Pauline was born November 25, 1928 in Blairsville to the late Arnold and Nellie McGaha Butt. She was preceded in death by her son Michael Eugene Stephens, sisters, Ruby Hyde, Juanita Kelley, and Lucille Jordan and brother, Sammy Butt. While living in Doroville (sic) she worked for a number of years in the shipping dept. of the Avon Company. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was instrumental in starting the homebound ministry there. She worked for over 30 years at Union County Nursing Home with caring and love, mostly in the activities department and was remembered by residents there as always having a smile on her face.

            She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Alfred Charles Stephens, sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Fred Owenby of Blairsville, GA, sister, Betty Patterson of Dalton, GA, Barbara and Richard Coker of Blairsville, GA, Claudine and Jim Souther of Blairsville, GA, daughter-in-law, Debbie Stephens of Blairsville, GA, step-granddaughter, Brandy Mullins, four step-great-grandchildren, Keltsey, Keyla, Keyton and Kevin Mullins and many nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services for Pauline were held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 12 noon at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bethel Buchanan and Rev. Danny Parris officiating. Music was by Eric Pursel singing “How Great Thou Art” and “God Be With You Til We Meet Again” accompanied by pianist, Jackie Hill. Pallbearers will be Robert Hill, Ronnie Coker, Marcus Tusehel, Paul Ellis, Kevin Mullins and Danny Owenby. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery in Blairsville. The family received friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 12 noon on Thursday.

            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


Mary Pauline Stephens


MARY PAULINE STEPHENS
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TOMMY RAY COOK

 

            Tommy Ray Cook, age 50, of Blairsville, GA, passed away at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Friday, June 29, 2012.

            Tommy was born Thursday, May 21, 1953 to the late Ruth and E L Cook. He was one of five sons: Kenneth, Jerry, Troy and Loy.

            Tommy served in the United States Navy as Boiler's Mate. He was a member of Mountain Grace Baptist Church. Tommy enjoyed working in his garden. Doing special things for the people he loved was very important to Tommy. He would work for hours carefully collecting nuts and cracking them for his family and friends. Keeping a close check on relatives and friends with daily phone calls was important to Tommy. Louis L’Amour was Tommy’s favorite author of western novels. He enjoyed watching the “westerns” on television and frequently tuned in to Gunsmoke. Trucking was a job that Tommy was passionate about earlier in his life. He enjoyed coffee with his Uncle Everett Sexton and Kyle Moss every day.

            Tommy’s mother, Ruth Cook, father, E L, and niece Keri Cook, preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughters, Rachel and Madelyn Cook and grandson Caden Cook; brothers: Kenneth Cook, Jerry Cook, Troy Cook and Loy Cook. Tommy’s cousin, Kathy Moss, was like a sister to him. His uncles, Everett and Edward Sexton were father figures in his life. His special friends were Kyle Moss and Larry Garrett.

            Tommy will be remembered as a loving father, hard worker, caring brother and a friend to many. The staff of Erlanger Hospital took excellent care of Tommy. The doctors and nurses of the surgical ICU unit at Erlanger Hospital showered him with compassion and concern.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 5 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Moss officiating. Music was presented by Danny Moss, Zach Moss, Elizabeth Moss and Amanda Garrett. Interment followed in the Track Rock Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Wade Plott officiating. Pallbearers included nephews: Oran, Daniel, Jeff and Matthew Cook. Larry Garrett and Anthony Coker also served as pallbearers.

            The family received friends Sunday from 3 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

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


Tommy Ray Cook


TOMMY RAY COOK
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