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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 29, 2009                 Page 4C

 

zeb neal smith

 

            Mr. Zeb Neal Smith, age 84 of Track Rock Gap Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, July 20, 2009 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Smith was born on May 27, 1925 in Monroe, NC, the son of the late James Osmand Smith and the late Edna Bell Pigg Smith.  He was a veteran of WWII and also the Korean War.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and alsWALTERS, Georgeo his beloved pet Sassy.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Todd Smith in 2008 and by a son, Zeb C. Smith in 2007.  Mr. Smith was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Smith are his loving wife, Zelma Dixon Smith of Blairsville, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Gary and Sandy Smith of Tallahassee, FL, Ricky Smith of Blairsville, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Catherine Roberson, Martha and Horace Clark all of Pageland, SC, seven grandchildren, Tammy, Ben Taylor, Ashley, Kara, Sarah, Jeffery and Spencer, four great grandchildren, Kalie, Cooper, Reece and Hunter, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Jenkins and rev. Harold Ledford officiating.  Interment followed in the Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery with the North Georgia Honor Guard conducting military honors.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening form 6-9 p.m.

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

                       


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July 29, 2009                 Page 4C

 

reba frances palmer

 

            Mrs. Reba Frances Palmer, age 76 of Oaktree Village passed away on Monday, July 20, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Palmer was born on July 9, 1933 in Harlan County, KY, the daughter of the late Bert Riley and the late Emma Gunter Riley.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Olen palmer and a brother, L.D. Partin.  Mrs. Palmer was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Palmer are one daughter, Darlene Day of Blairsville, two sisters, Roberta Riley Hughes of Cumming, Molly Partin of commerce, grandchildren, Kenny White of  Blairsville, Danny and Elisha Hedden of Dawsonville, Misty day of Blairsville, one great grandchild, amber Lee Hedden, several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hoyt Brown and Rev. Buck Dills officiating.  Special music was presented by Rev. Alan Flowers, Michele Collins and Angela Price.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Josh Dills, Kenny George, Elmer Franklin, Kenny White, Jacob Fox and Vester Dills.    Interment followed in the Valley Town Cemetery in Andrews, NC.  The family met with friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m.  

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

           


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July 29, 2009                 Page 4C

 

james willard dills

 

            James Willard Dills, age 88 of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009 at the Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.  Mr. Dills was born November 19, 1920 in Fannin County, Georgia, the son of the late Sylvester and Arvie Brackett Dills.  He was a member of Liberty Hill United Methodist Church.  Mr. Dills was preceded in death by his wife, Ophelia Kendall Dills. 

            Surviving family members include: sons and daughters-in-law, James and Yvonne Dills of Marietta and Denny and Leeta Dills of Blairsville; brothers, Gentry Dills and Bill Clement, both of Blairsville; grandson and his wife, Rex and Kelly Dills of Dallas, GA; granddaughter and her husband, Cynthia and Lester Darnell and grandsons, Gary Dills and Brian dills, all of Blairsville and great grandchildren, Matthew Darnell, Katie Darnell, Justin Dills, Brandon Dills, Josh Dills and Brooke Dills.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 11 AM from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Music was provided by the A.C. Caylor family.  Interment followed in the Liberty Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Gary Dills, Brian Dills, Matthew Darnell, Justin Dills, Josh dills and Lester Darnell.  The family received friends at the funeral home Monday, July 27, 2009 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

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

 


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July 29, 2009                 Page 4C

 

mary cassidy

 

            Mrs. Mary Cassidy, age 86 of Timber Ridge Rd., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Cassidy was born on Dec. 9, 1922 in Treskow, PA, the daughter of the late Alex Pierdinock and the late Mary Stebila Pierdinock.  Mary was a loving mother, daughter, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was a breast cancer survivor and also helped with the Foster Children’s Christmas Program.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cassidy in 1993, three sisters, Anna, Helen and Margaret, and a brother, Robert.  Mrs. Cassidy was a member of Blairsville Church of God. 

            Surviving Mrs. Cassidy are one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Richard Paolillo of Blairsville, two grandchildren, Mark Paolillo of Blairsville, Daniel and India Paolillo of Franklin, NC, two great grandchildren, Morgan and Daniel Anderson Paolillo, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. from the Mountain View funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Davis officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the American Cancer society or to the Blairsville Church of God in memory of Mrs. Cassidy.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m.

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

           


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July 29, 2009                 Page 4C

 

marie turner chambers

 

            Marie Turner Chambers, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2009 in Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia – a wonderful, godly mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was born to John Burton and Bessie Turner on august 3, 1922, in Union County on Turner gap.  She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Carol Marie Montgomery and 7 siblings. 

Marie is survived by daughter, Janit McKinney and husband Lewis “Skip”; daughter, Glenda Montgomery and husband Kent; two grandsons, Matthew McKinney and wife Caroline; and Dusty Montgomery; one granddaughter, Lindsey Montgomery Bullock and husband Brett; one great grandson, Wylder McKinney, all of Dacula, GA.  One surviving brother, Guy B. turner and three sisters-in-law: Clyta Turner of Blairsville; Grace Turner of Hemptown, GA; and Aleen Turner of Douglasville, GA. 

Marie had resided in Branan Lodge for the past five years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and had served her Lord through His church as a teacher, choir member, Sunday School secretary and treasurer.  An avid fan of the Gaither Homecoming tapes and TV shows, she cherished southern Gospel singing.  A tremendous prayer warrior has left our family and will be missed more than we can imagine.   

            Funeral services were held Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 3 p.m., at the Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel, with Rev. Michael Soop officiating.  Special music was presented by Steve and Delga Cox, and Carolyn Filer.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Joel Mull, Myron Turner, Charles Turner, Roger Turner, Larry Turner, and Stanley Turner.  Burial was in Copper Ridge Memorial gardens in Blue Ridge, Georgia.  The family met with friends on Saturday evening, from 5 p.m., until 8 p.m.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  You are invited to sign the guest registry and send condolences to the family, and view the Life Tribute, at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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July 29, 2009                 Page 4C

 

george walters

 

            Mr. George Walters, age 74, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2009.  Mr. Walters was born march 27, 1935 in Washington County, PA, to Lewis and Lillian Smith Walters.  Mr. Walters had lived in the North Georgia area for the past 20 years, moving here from Ft. Pierce, FL.  He worked as a painting contractor. 

Survivors include: his wife, Edith Walters of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Ted Pacer of Blairsville; sister, Thelma Ermlick of Arlington, VA, and a grandson, Matthew Pacer of Blairsville.

            Memorial services are planned for a later date. 

            The family has suggested that memorial contributions be sent to: The American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

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

 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 29, 2009                 Page 4C

 

sharon l. crawford jones

 

            Mrs. Sharon L. Crawford Jones, age 97, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville 

Mrs. Jones was born in Union County, Georgia, on Wednesday, April 3, 1912, a daughter of the late George Crawford and Mary Belle Walker Crawford.  She had lived in Blairsville for most of her life, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, where she had sung in the choir for many years.  Sharon was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Blairsville chapter #304.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Mr. Terrell Jones, who passed away in 1986; a sister, Lorena O’Neil; and two brothers: Joe Crawford and Joffre Crawford. 

            Surviving family members are son and daughter-in-law, James and Kay Jones, of Blairsville; two sisters: Lavon Butt of Blairsville, and Delphia Millar, of Westminster, CA; two brothers: Dormas Crawford, of Lavonia, MI, and Dan Crawford of Marietta, GA; two grandsons and their wives: Terry and Sherri Jones of Blairsville, and Mickey and Panda Jones of Suwannee, GA; great grandchildren: Justin Jones, Katelyn Jones, Jeremy Jones, Kala Jones, and great great granddaughter, Britney Jones; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, July 27, 2009, at 1 p.m., at the Old Rock chapel of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris and Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Special music was presented by Martha Cone and Jackie Hill.   The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  George Berry, Justin Jones, Jeremy Jones, Mickey Jones, Terry Jones, David Pickman, and Clark Crawford.  Burial was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the Old Rock Chapel.

            The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist church of Blairsville building fund, or to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

            Arrangements have been trusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please visit our website at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the family.

 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 29, 2009                 Page 4C

 

mary evelyn adams

 

            Mrs. Mary Evelyn Adams, age 72 of jack Nicklaus Drive, Blairsville passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2009 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Adams was born on Aug. 26, 1936 in Andrews, NC, the daughter of the late Fred Hogan and the late Edith Lee Hogan.  Mrs. Adams had retired from Union General Hospital as a CAN with over fifteen years of service.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Jerry Adams, a son, James Michael Adams, three brothers, Wayne, Jack and Floyd Hogan, and one sister, Norma Hogan.  Mrs. Adams was a member of Valley Town Baptist church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Adams are three daughters and sons-in-law, Missy and Morris Mashburn of Blairsville, Kathy and Robert Adams of Canton, GA, Terri and Charles Anderson of Blairsville, four sisters and one brother-in-law, Gladys and Gene Webb, Faye Brown and Pauline Anderson all of Andrews, Hazel Towery of Gastonia, NC, two grandchildren, Nicole and Brad Barnes, Daniel Colwell, one great grandson, Jacob Colwell, several step grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 2 p.m. form the Mountain View Funeral home Chapel with the Rev. Wade Plott and Rev. David Anderson officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Daniel Colwell, Phil Patton, Jack Sales, Lyle Brown, Brad Barnes, Danny Anderson and bobby Jackson.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were, Larry, Gerald and Coy Brown, Billy Webb and Ricky Towery.  Interment followed in the Union memory Gardens Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening after 6 p.m.  

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

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 29, 2009                 Page 4C

 

mary ruth sisum mckinney

 

            The family of Mary Ruth Sisum McKinney want to announce her going home to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ, on July 12.

            Preceding Mary to her Heavenly home were her parents, Pastor Boon and Pauline Jones Sisum and two brothers, Bob and Thea Sisum, all of Blairsville, GA.

            Mary was born December 18, 1937 in Blairsville and had lived in West Palm Beach, FL the past fifty-one years.  She was a member of Young Cane Church of God, where her daddy had pastured and the pastor is now William Sisum.  Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

            She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-one years, Jake C. McKinney; one daughter Ms. Colleen McKinney; two sons, Keith and Vivian McKinney and Chad McKinney; thirteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, all of West Palm Beach, FL; two brothers, Howard Sisum and William Sisum; three sisters, Mrs. Regina Putnam, Ms. Martha Satterfield and Ms. Betty L. Jones all of Blairsville.  Several nieces, nephews, friends and relatives also survive.

Colleen McKinney gave the eulogy.  Special music was presented by Tommy McKinney, Randolph Jones and Chad Sisum.  A special song, “Grandpa, Tell Me About the Good Ole Days” was sung by Colleen McKinney and Sherry Norton, by request of grandchildren.  Pastor William Sisum ministered to our hearts so well, with such comforting words.

Interment was in South Florida VA National Cemetery on Wednesday, July 15.

Palms West Funeral Home, Royal Palm Beach, FL in charge of arrangements.

In loving memory of our loved one:

 

After Glow

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one

I’d like to leave an after glow of smiles when day is done.

I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the way,

Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun,

Of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.