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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 23, 2008                 Page 17A

 

ruth stamey jones

 

            Mrs. Ruth Stamey Jones, age 78, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008 at her residence.

Mrs. Jones was born Wednesday, February 12, 1930 in Clay County, North Carolina, to the late Fulmer Stamey and the late Lillie Smith Stamey.  She was a member of Young Cane Church of God and was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.

            Survivors include her loving husband, Avery Jones of Blairsville; son & daughter-in-law, David Denny and Shirley Jones of Dallas, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Barbara and Sam Nichols of Blairsville; son, Benny Jones of Marietta, GA; grandson, Leslie Dirk Jones; granddaughter, Amanda McBride; grandson, Jimmy Nichols; grandson, Jason Jones; grandson, Brad Jones; great grandchildren: Alex Avery Jones, Erica Jones, Kendyl McBride, Mckenize Jones, Tristan Avery Jones and Jayden Jones.

            Funeral services were held Monday, July 21, 2008 at 2 PM from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Rhodes, Rev. William Sisum and Rev. Junior McTaggart officiating.  Music was provided by George and Jacqie Shangle, Tim Mason and Amanda McBride.  Interment followed in Liberty Hill Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen:  Jimmy Nichols, Leslie Jones, Brad Jones, Jason Jones, Kevin McBride, and Shannon Jones.  Honorary pallbearers include: Rex Taylor, Darren Jones, and Eland Jones.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 5-9, Sunday, July 20.

            Arrangements entrusted Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Friends and family may view Mrs. Jones’s video tribute, send condolences, and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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carl peter bergen

 

            Mr. Carl Peter Bergen age 86 of Buck Gibson Circle Blairsville passed away on Monday, July 14, 20088 in the Angel Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mr. Bergen was born on June 22, 1922 in Saskatchewan Canada, the son of the late Henry E. Bergen and the late Minnie Reddig Bergen.  Mr. Bergen was a School Bus Driver for the Union County School System for many years.  He also owned and operated Bergen Tire of Blairsville for several years.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Bertha Frentz.  Mr. Bergen was a member of the Church of the Nazarene of Blairsville.

            Surviving Mr. Bergen are his loving wife Viola Bergen of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Diane Bergen of Pensicola, FL., two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Benny Dalrymple of Murphy, NC, Rhonda and Carey Stegall of Stafford, VA, one sister, Alma Kowalko of British Columbia, seven grandchildren, Karen Decker, Jonathan and Melissa Dalrymple, Chris Bergen, Candice Busbee, Allison and Gregory Stegall, twelve great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 4 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Bohler officiating.  Special music was presented by  Mary Nell Yahl and Ken Fuller.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Jonathan Dalrymple, Chris Bergen, Greg Stegall, Mitch Decker, Josh Bergen and Chris Busbee.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Toby Laster, Bobby Gibby and Glover Brown.    Interment  followed in Coosa Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

           


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billie evelyn thomas

 

            Mrs. Billie Evelyn Thomas, age 78, of McDonough, GA, formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2008 in the Sacred Journey Hospice following an extended illness.

            Surviving Mrs. Thomas are one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Sandra Thomas of McDonough, GA, grandsons, James and Zackary Thomas, both of McDonough, one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Joe and Colleen Holloway of Jackson, GA, nephews, Ronnie Holloway, Billy Ray Holloway and Steve Holloway, one niece, Mary Ann Peppers of Jackson, GA, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the Pope Dixon Funeral Home Chapel in Morrow, GA, with the Rev. Andrew Ragan officiating.  Interment and graveside services were held on Monday at 4 p.m. from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Blairsville with Rev. Luther Thomas officiating.  The family met with friends on Sunday evening from 4-6 p.m. at the Pope Dixon Funeral Home In Morrow.       Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the local arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

           


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helen todd smith

 

            Mrs. Helen Todd Smith age 83 of Trackrock Gap Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, July 14, 2008 in the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta following a brief illness.  Mrs. Smith was born on April 28, 1925 in Charlotte, NC, the daughter of the late Robert Franklin Todd and the late Banner Bright Thompson Todd.  Helen was the former owner of Helen’s Sports Wear.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. Smith was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Smith are her loving husband of sixty-three years, Zeb Smith of Blairsville, three sons and one daughter-in-law, Gary and Sandy Smith of Tallahassee, FL, Zeb C. Smith of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Ricky Smith of Blairsville, one sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Billy Tilley of Mint Hill, NC, one brother, Larry Todd of Rockhill, SC, seven grandchildren, Tammy, Ben, Taylor, Ashley, Kara, Sarah, Jeffery and Spencer, four great grand-children, Kalie, Cooper, Reece and Hunter,  many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home chapel with the rev. Tommy Jenkins officiating.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10-11 a.m.  Interment and graveside services followed in the Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

           


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mary nell hughes

 

            Mrs. Mary Nell Hughes, age 65, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at her home.

            Mrs. Hughes was born Saturday, September 12, 1942 in Hall Co., GA to the late Warren Burgess and Nellie Mae (Hill) Gable.  She was a member of Youngstown Baptist Church and was prec3eded in death by daughter, patsy Jean Hughes, grandson, Jonathan Keith Lloyd and four older brothers.

            Survivors include: husband, Worth Hughes of Blairsville, GA, son & daughter-in-law, Michael D. & Shelia Hughes of Blairsville, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Debra A. & Steve Reese of Cleveland, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Janie E. & Royce Futch of Blairsville, GA, son, Robert L. Hughes of Blairsville, GA, daughter, Judy C. Roberts of Blairsville, GA, sisters, Ruth Roper of Clermont, GA, Shirley Collins of Gainesville, GA, and Elizabeth Ballard of Clermont, GA, brothers, Homer Gable of Carnesville, GA and Junior Gable of Dahlonega, GA, twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

            Funeral services were held Friday,  July 18, 2008 at 2 p.m. form the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Hood and Rev. Claud Thomas officiating.  Music was provided by Ned Wilcoxon, Keith and Kelley Brewer and the Faith Singers.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Robert L. Hughes, Billy D. Hughes, Daniel L. Hughes, Benjamin Collins, Clifford Owenby, Cecil Hughes.

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA, is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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beulah mae nichols

 

            Mrs. Beulah Mae Nichols, age 82 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008 at her residence.

Mrs. Nichols was born Friday, October 16, 1925 in Gilmer County, GA, to the late Carl Mashburn and the late Mary Zona Carver Mashburn.  She was a member of New Union Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Alvin Nichols, sons, Dewey and Phil Nichols, daughter, Polly Shultz, brother, Junior Mashburn and sisters, Alice McClellan and Lois Byrd.

            Survivors include: daughter & son-in-law, Mary Ann and Preston Robbins of High Springs, AK, son & daughter-in-law, Lynn and Adrienne Nichols of Mt. Morris, MI, daughter & son-in-law, Marie and Jim Gleason of Clinton Township, MI, daughter & son-in-law, Melonie and Skip Payne of Murphy, NC, son & daughter-in-law, Herb and Rita Nichols of Warren, MI, son, Gene Nichols of Blairsville, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Pat and George Burton of Bay City, MI, son & daughter-in-law, Terry and Della Nichols of Blairsville, GA, son & daughter-in-law, Johnny and Pam Nichols of Mocksville, NC, daughter & son-in-law, Molly and Jeff Wright of Redding, CA, sister, Grady Mashburn of Blue Ridge, GA, sister, Jewel Mashburn of Dallas, GA, 24 grandchildren, 26 plus great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 3 p.m. form the Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Ned Wilcoxon and grandson, Brian Payne officiating.  Music was provided by Gloria Griggs.  Interment was in new Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Kevin Payne, Jeff Nichols, Jordan Nichols, Gramm Shultz, Scott Warren, Justin Nichols, Tommy Phillips, Craig Jones, Kyle Nichols and Terry Nichols, Jr.  Honorary pallbearers included: Carver Nichols, Jesse Nichols, Jim Higgins, and Sam Coletti.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to new Union Baptist Church building Fund.

The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA, is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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hubbard taylor baxter

 

            Hubbard Taylor Baxter, 81, of Blairsville, GA, died July 19, 2008.  A funeral service will be held on Wed., July 23, 2008 at 11 AM at Bill head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel.  Rev. Dan Camp and Rev. Joe Dunagan will officiate.  Burial will be at North Atlanta memorial Park in Doraville.  Hubbard was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of Norcross Masonic Lodge #228 F. & A.M. and a retired postmaster.

            He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Ronnie and “Babs” Camp of Duluth, son and daughter-in-law Richard and Barbara Baxter of Cumming, GA; grandchildren, Lisa Bailey, Kenneth Camp, and Karen Camp Parks, Michelle Sadler, David and Danielle Cheek; and great grandchildren, Aubrey parks, and Drew Cheek.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital or the Branan Lodge Wesley Woods Inc.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 22 from 5-8 PM at Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

           


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robert edward hess

 

            Mr. Robert Edward Hess, age 87, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Robert was born Saturday, December 18, 1920 in Kent County, MI, to the late Otto Hess and the late Elizabeth Gollmer Hess.  Mr. Hess had moved to Blairsville in 2000, coming here from Cumming, GA.  He was a member of St. Simons Island Presbyterian Church and a WWII U.S. Air Force veteran.

            Survivors include: wife, Wynnelle Jordan Hess; daughter, Holly Hess, both of Blairsville, and sister, Patricia Ennis of Tucson, Arizona.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.    Friends and family are invited to send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com