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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 20, 2011                             Page 14A

 

james kennith (ken) young

 

 Mr. James Kennith (Ken) Young, age 69, of Haralson Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Blairsville following a brief illness.  Ken was born on Dec. 8, 1941 in Union County, the son of the late James W. Young and the late Grace Lucille Sparks Young.  Ken was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.  He loved singing, playing and writing songs, but most of all he loved his Lord.  He and Elaine owned and operated Kenís Herbs since 1994.  Ken was a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church.       

Surviving Ken are his loving wife, Elaine Mason Young of Blairsville, one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Richard Long of Blairsville, one niece, Abby and J.R. Cornett of Blairsville, nephew, James Long of Blairsville, two great nieces, Alex and Ashton King of Blairsville, a host of church family, many, many musician friends, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday July 16, 2011 at 3 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Black, Dr. Don Pruitt and other volunteers.  Special music was presented by volunteers who wanted to sing or play. Serving as pallbearers were Kenís friends who want to volunteer.  (Kenís request was that he only wanted anyone who wanted to speak, play music, sing or be a pallbearer to be able to do so.  He did not want to impose upon anyone, by asking them to do so.  That is why he requested only volunteers).  Interment followed in the Meadow View Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday 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


James Kenneth Young


JAMES KENNETH YOUNG
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

           

 


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james robert butt

 

Mr. James Robert Butt, age 78, of Blairsville, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Robert was a native of Blairsville, and was born on September 13, 1932, to Bob Bryan Butt and Zora Gibson Butt.  Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in Korea.  He was a lifelong resident of Blairsville, and was the owner of Butts Antiques Store in Blairsville.  He was a member of The American Legion, and North Georgia Honor Guard.  Robert was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Joe Owenby, and sister and brother-in-law, Anna Lou and Jack Rogers.

Robert will be missed and is lovingly remembered by his family: Betty Ann Butt, of Blairsville; sons and daughters-in-law, James Bryan and Lisa Butts, of Tiger, GA; and Jeffery Claude and Kathy Butt, of Young Harris, GA; brother, Max Butt, of Blairsville; grandson, Logan Butts and granddaughter, Morgan Butts along with four nieces and many extended family members.

Funeral services for Robert were held Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: David Miller, Logan Butts, Joel Miller, Jason Miller, Gollie Easter, and Bill Fulton.  Selected to serve as honorary pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Dr. James F. Butts, Sr., and Newt Miller.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with military honors presented by North Georgia Honor Guard and the U.S. Army National Guard.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Tuesday evening, from 6 until 9 p.m.

If you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be made to Union County Historical Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please send condolences to the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


James Robert Butt


JAMES ROBERT BUTT
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Blairsville, GA  30512

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linda walker

 

            Ms. Linda Walker, age 66, of Blairsville, GA, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.

Ms. Walker was born on March 19, 1945 in Orlando, FL.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Walker, in 1996.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

            Surviving family members include: daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Chris Filling of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law Kenney and Andrea Walker of Winder, GA; sister and brother-in-law Les and Joyce Edwards of Eustis, FL; grandchildren: Hannah Filling of Blairsville, Trevor and Amber Walker of Winder, GA.

Ms. Walkerís funeral services were held Monday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at Brewer and Sonís Funeral Home in Clermont, FL.


Linda Walker


LINDA WALKER
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gladys rhodes

 

Mrs. Gladys Rhodes, age 91, of Rocky Top Heights, Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Rhodes was born on Jan. 17, 1920 in Marlboro, NY, the daughter of the late Elmer Paltridge and the late Edith Dewitt Paltridge.  Gladys was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for Milton New York Fire Department.  She was a precinct worker for the Milton County Voter Pole and was secretary for Milton Auto for many years.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-four years, Carl E. Rhodes.  Mrs. Rhodes attended Antioch Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Rhodes are two daughters and one son-in-law, Doris Arlene Burlingame of Lantana, FL, Carla and Frederick Smith of Blairsville, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date from the Missionary Alliance Church in Cape Coral.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Rhodes.

            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


Gladys Rhodes


GLADYS RHODES
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dale elliott

 

            Mr. Dale Elliott, 92, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Elliott was born Thursday, October 10, 1918 in Union County, GA to the late James Elliott and the late Leanna Chapman Elliott, and was a childhood friend of Byron Herbert Reece.  He was a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church.  Dale was an Army Air Force Veteran having served during WWII.  After the war, he attended Georgia Tech and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and worked with Allied Chemical for many years before retiring back home in Blairsville in 1981.  He and his wife, Billie, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Dale had been very active in community service during the past 30 years in the Union County Lions Club and especially in the Union County Historical Society.  He was instrumental in authoring and editing the book, ďCemetery Records of Union County Georgia.Ē

Dale is lovingly remembered and will be greatly missed, especially by his family: wife, Billie Deaver Elliott; son and daughter-in-law, James and Natica Elliott of Jasper, Georgia, and granddaughters, Claire and Joy Elliott, all of Jasper.  He had been preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services for Dale were held on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Ivy Log Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Karnes and Rev. Tony Black officiating.  The body was in state at the church Sunday from 2:30 until 3 p.m.  Music was provided by Martha Davenport and Julie Payne.  Interment followed in the Ivy Log Cemetery with graveside military honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard and the U.S. Army.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bill Garrison, Tim Deaver, Lester Deaver, Joe Gray, Steve Hill and John Hill.

The family received friends at the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Saturday, July 16, 2011 6 p.m. Ė 9 p.m.

If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

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


Dale Elliott


DALE ELLIOTT
    Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home