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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 13, 2011                 Page 15A

 

hilda carringer hood

 

Mrs. Hilda Carringer Hood, age 61, of Blairsville, passed away Wednesday evening, July 6, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta.

Hilda was born on October 1, 1949 a daughter to the late Arlo & Elizabeth (Rector) Carringer.  She was a lifelong resident of Blairsville and a graduate of Union County High School class of 1967.  Hilda retired from United Community Bank as an Assistant Vice President after 37 years of service.  A member of New Union Baptist Church, she had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed antiques and loved spending time with her grandchildren.  Hilda was in her 12th year of dialysis at the Union County Dialysis Center.

Hilda will be missed and is lovingly remembered by her family: husband of 44 years, Rick Hood of Blairsville; daughter, Dana Hood of Blairsville; son & daughter-in-law, Damon & Judy Hood of Blairsville; daughter & son-in-law, Danette & Justin Dale of Hiawassee; sister & brother-in-law, Mary & Don LeCroy of Mableton, GA; sister & brother-in-Law, Martha & Henry Stephens of Dalton, GA; sister & brother-in-law, Judy & Ed Boddiford of Augusta, GA; sister, Alice Lowe of Calhoun, GA; grandchildren, Haley and Emma Dale; step-grandchildren, Jeremy and Sterling Dale, Ashley Miller, and Kristen Stroud, and step-great grandchildren, Cayden and Braxton Miller.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 9, 2011, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathon Hood officiating.  A eulogy was delivered by a niece, Sonya Stephens and remembrances were made by Dr. Pruitt.  Music was provided by the New Union Baptist Church Choir.  The following gentlemen have been selected to serve as pallbearers: Jerry Hood, W.H. Hood, Bill Beavers, Troy Phillips, Ed Boddiford and Henry Stephens.  Don LeCroy served as honorary escort to the family.  Interment followed in New Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted; however the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Hilda's name to the Union County Dialysis Benevolence Fund, 72 Appalachian Avenue, Blairsville, GA 30512.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.


Hilda Carringer Hood


HILDA CARRINGER HOOD
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brian keith edmonds

 

Brian Keith Edmonds, age 40, of Rocky Rd., Blairsville, GA, formerly of Michigan, passed away at his residence on Monday, July 4, 2011.  Brian was born March 30, 1971 in Kalamazoo, MI, the son of Catherine Edmonds and the late Carl Rexrode.  Brian was of the Christian faith.

            Brian is survived by his mother, Catherine Edmonds of Hartford, MI; special friend, Shelly Lhotka of Blairsville, GA; brothers, Peter Aranda of Kalamazoo, MI, Jose Ontiveros of Loreta, PA, Mark Ontiveros of Stevensville, MI and Miguel Ontiveros of Hartford, MI; sisters, Maria Bailey of Coloma, MI and Teresa Collins of Hartford, MI.

A memorial service for Brian will be held at a later date in Michigan.  Flowers are accepted and may be sent to Catherine Edmonds, 502 Linden Hartford, MI 49057 in memory of Brian.

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.

         

 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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william kenneth sipe

 

            Mr. William Kenneth Sipe, 90, of Blairsville, GA passed away on June 3, 2011.  Mr. Sipe was born in New Middletown, Ohio on June 21, 1920 and lived in many places during his life including Ypsilanti, MI, Kendall Park, NJ, Lexington, KY, North Hollywood, CA, Chicago, IL, Miami, FL and Orlando, FL.  He settled on Lake Nottely in Blairsville, GA in 1986.  Mr. Sipe served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was retired from a long career as a merchandiser in the retail auto parts industry.

            He was preceded in death by his second wife of 24 years, Elisabeth DeJong Sipe and his first wife of 25 years, Cora Mae Worley Sipe.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn Sipe and Ken Ball of Canton, GA; his daughter-in-law and son, Nancy and David Sipe of Trenton, NJ; his daughter-in-law and son, Kathy and Bill Sipe of Katy, TX; his daughter-in-law and son, Lidia and Ron Sipe of Northridge, CA; and his daughter-in-law Cheryl Sipe of Acworth, GA.  he is also survived by 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and friends.  Also surviving Mr. Sipe are his sisters Margaret Sipe Menn of Englewood, FL, Ruth Sipe Rabosky of new Middletown, OH and Carol Sipe Reese of Sarasota, FL and his brother Lawrence Sipe of New Middletown, OH.

            A memorial ceremony and family celebration will be held in Youngstown, OH on July 15th.

 

           


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connie lou gilstrap

 

Mrs. Connie Lou Gilstrap, age 61, of Bunker Hill Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011 at her home.  Mrs. Gilstrap was born on Nov. 30, 1949 in Wayne, W.VA, the daughter of the late Robert Lee Adkins Jr. and the late Doris Maxine Pruitt Adkins.  Connie enjoyed cake decorating, gardening and painting.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Adkins in 2008.  Mrs. Gilstrap was a member of the Blairsville Christian Center.

Surviving Mrs. Gilstrap are her loving husband of twenty-three years, Paul Gilstrap of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Becky Leavens of Blairsville, Richard and Cassie Leavens of Lakeland, FL, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Cathy Edwards, Vangie and William Gill all of Lakeland, FL, eight grandchildren, Chris Dolbear, J.J., Triston and Broxston Burkey, Mitchell and Megan Alissa Leavens, Amy and Chris Graham, one great grandchild, McKinzie Harper, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Graveside services were held on Thursday July 7, 2011 at 1 p.m. from the Greenwood Cemetery in Panama City, FL with the Rev. Billy Joe Melvin officiating.  The family met with friends at the graveside from 12:30-1 p.m.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.  The family met with friends at the Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6-8 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


Connie Lou Gilstrap


CONNIE LOU GILSTRAP
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leslie dorine drummond

 

Mrs. Leslie Dorine Drummond, age 76, of Gordon Thomas Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the home of her son in Hampton, GA.  Mrs. Drummond was born on Jan. 7, 1935 in Morganton, GA, the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Thomas and the late Radie Newman Thomas.  Leslie enjoyed quilting and gardening.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother and was a friend to many.  She was preceded in death her husband, Gary Donald Drummond Sr. in 1981 and by five brothers, Gordon, Carmel, Ruben, James and J.C. Thomas also by two sisters, Arizona Prince and Rose Thomas.  Mrs. Drummond was a member of Carmel Baptist church (sic) and was attending Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Drummond are one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sheila Drummond of Hampton, GA, one daughter, Lynn Drummond of Baton Rouge, LA, one sister, Myrtle T. and Earl Arnold of Blairsville, two grandchildren, Linda and Mike Smith, Marcy and Gary Sorrell, one great granddaughter, Savannah Smith, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Luther Thomas officiating.  Special music was presented by Luther Thomas and Sally Robertson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, William Gazaway, Mike Thomas, Lorene Beavers, Jessie Holton, Randy Thomas and J.D. Crawford.  Interment followed in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday 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


Leslie Dorine Drummond


LESLIE DORINE DRUMMOND
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clippert leo carrier

 

Mr. Clippert Leo Carrier, age 73, of Stonebrook Circle, Blairsville passed away on Wednesday. July 6, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Carrier was born on April 26, 2011 (sic) in Mt. Clemons, MI, the son of the late Joseph Carrier and the late Addie Rosco Carrier.  He retired from the US Army as a Flight Operations Specialist with over twenty years of service and had served in the Vietnam War.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his Ex-wife (sic), Ruth Robbins and a daughter, Diana Miller Carrier both in 2009 and also a sister, Shirley Willemburg.  Mr. Carrier was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mr. Carrier are his loving wife of thirty years, Jeannie Carrier of Blairsville, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Yvonne and Michael Penrod of Owosso, MI, Tammie and Ronald DuQuette of New Baltimore, MI, Debbie Carrier of Owosso, MI, one sister, Sharon Carrier of MI, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held in Holly, MI with interment and Military Honors in the Great Lakes National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Cast-A-Way Critters or to the Union County Humane Society in memory of Mr. Carrier.

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


Clippert Leo Carrier


CLIPPERT LEO CARRIER
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ida jones jackson

Mrs. Ida Jones Jackson, age 93, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Jackson was born in Robbinsville, NC on November 20, 1917, a daughter of the late Vadore "Casey" Jones and Reillie Anderson Jones.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  Mrs. Ida had lived in Blairsville for 86 years, and always enjoyed working with her flowers.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Jackson, in 1977; and three brothers and two sisters.

She will be missed by all who knew her, but especially by her loving family: son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Beverly Jackson, of Blairsville; four sisters: Polly Henson, of Blairsville; Ruth Payne, of Forest Park, GA, Shirley Moore, of Fayetteville, GA, and Bobbie Loe Gentry, of Morganton, GA; granddaughters and their husbands, Lydia and Phillip Sartain, of Gainesville, and Lisa and Mike Mashburn, of Blairsville; great granddaughters: Wendy and Kayla Mashburn, and Callie, Carey, and Susie Sartain.

Mrs. Jackson's funeral services were held on Sunday, July 3, 2011, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris and Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.  Mrs. Jackson was eulogized by her granddaughters, Lydia Sartain and Lisa Mashburn.  Special music was provided by Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper.  The following gentlemen were selected to serve as pallbearers: Phillip Sartain, Mike Mashburn, Jack Jones, Tommy Jones, Junior Bridges, Randy Abernathy, Carson Owenby, and Phil Holoman.  Burial followed in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 5 until 9 p.m.

If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to Union County Fire Station #10 (formerly Blairsville #1), 166 Jones Street, Blairsville, GA 30512.

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


Ida Jones Jackson


IDA JONES JACKSON
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gary thomas campbell

 

Mr. Gary Thomas Campbell, age 71, of Blairsville, GA passed away, Wednesday, July 6, 2001 at his residence following an extended illness.  Gary was born October 24, 1939 in Dunedin, FL, the son of the late Weldon Campbell and the late Catherine Pinder Campbell.  He moved to Blairsville in 2001 from Lawrenceville, GA because he loved the mountains.  Gary was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  He was an avid fisherman and loved to camp.  His favorite pastime was making jams and jellies and giving them away.  His sons Tommy and Johnny were his favorite fishing buddies.  Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Weldon and Catherine Campbell.  Gary was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sharon Campbell of the home. (sic) two sons, Tommy and Joanie Campbell and Johnny Campbell all of Blairsville, GA; a brother and sister-in-law, Vic and Gail Campbell of Greer, SC; special granddaughter, Savannah Campbell of Holiday, FL and great granddaughter, Ashley Star Marino of Holiday, FL, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Gary were held Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. George Cline and Rev. Wayne Wood officiating.  Special music was provided by Judy Brinson.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Travis, Jim, Eddie, Phil and Gene Campbell, Jimmy Cox, Al Farmer, Charlie Cook, Julian Woodbury, Dennis Tylor and Walter Young.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers if you wish the family suggest memorial donations be made to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Antioch Baptist Church, 27 Antioch Church Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 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


Gary Thomas Campbell


GARY THOMAS CAMPBELL
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home