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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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July 30, 2008                 Page 15B

 

leo gerald howe

 

            Mr. Leo Gerald Howe, age 84, of Summit Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Howe was born on May 3, 1924 in Dummore, PA, the son of the late Ernest Howe and the late Ila Gummar Howe.  He was a veteran of the US Navy of WWII.  Mr. Howe loved his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was a Boy Scout leader for several years.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, olive Crapom and Ethel Clayton.  Mr. Howe was of the Presbyterian faith.

            Surviving Mr. Howe are his loving wife of sixty-four years, Jane Mary Salico Howe, one son, Rick Howe of Boston, MA, one daughter, Valerie Howe of Blairsville, five grandchildren, 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 memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation in memory of Mr. Howe.

            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

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

July 30, 2008                 Page 15B

 

harlin (rod) junior roberts

 

            Mr. Harlin (Rod) Junior Roberts, age 61, of Blairsville, formerly of Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the home of his sister following an extended illness.  Mr. Roberts was born on August 11, 1946 in Whitfield County, GA, the son of the late Jesse C. Roberts and the late Ruby Kaye Roberts.  Rod was a loving father and brother and a friend to all who knew him.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Roberts.  Mr. Roberts was a member of the Rainsville Church of God.

            Surviving Mr. Roberts are his wife, Louise Roberts of Cartersville, GA, two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy Ray and Melanie Roberts of Manchester, GA, Mitchell and Roseanne Roberts of Woodberry, GA, three daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Mark Betsill of Woodberry, GA, Rhonda and Michael Bailey of Warm Springs, GA, Crystal and Scott Spillers of Manchester, GA, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Norman Thomas of Blairsville, Patricia and Andy Baggett of Resaca, GA, a dear friend, Marlene Parker, of Geraldine, AL, eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 11AM from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Claude Thomas and Rev. Mike Totherow officiating.  Special music was presented by the Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ricky Hughes, Chris Satcher, Jesse Rogers, Mitchell and Jimmy Roberts and Scott Spillers.  Interment  and graveside services followed at 2 PM from the Ryo Baptist Church Cemetery in Ryo, GA.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6-9 PM.

            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