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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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July 31, 2013                             Page 10A

 

kelly james piercy

 

            Kelly James Piercy, age 67, of Blairsville, GA went home to the Lord Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was born December 13, 1945 in Kenmare, ND to the late Harold and Trilby (Iverson) Piercy. Kelly moved to this area 3 years ago from Salina, KS to enjoy the mountains. He loved to travel with his wife in their motor home. He also loved antiques and military memorabilia. He was a wonderful husband, father and pa to the family. Kelly was preceded in death by brothers, Larry and Mike Piercy and daughters, Christy Piercy and Denise Bartlett.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Linda Piercy of Blairsville GA, children, Craig Piercy of Salina, KS, Jami and Jeremy Kinderknecht of Denton, TX, Tracy Soukup of Blairsville GA, Rani Huehl of Bennington, KS and Paul and Sara Kinderknecht of Oxnard, CA,  sixteen grandchildren also survive.

            No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers make memorial donations to Shop With a Cop Fund.

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


Kelly James Piercy

KELLY JAMES PIERCY
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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July 31, 2013                             Page 10A

 

anthony "tony" shawn brown

 

                Anthony "Tony" Shawn Brown, age 38, of Ebenezer Rd., Murphy, formerly of Union and Towns Counties, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013.  He was born February 23, 1975 in Hiawassee, GA to the late Benny Frank and Deborah (Bussel) Brown. Tony was preceded in death by a sister, Stacy Michelle Corn. He was a very loving dad, son, brother, uncle, nephew and was a friend to so many. He attended North Mt. Zion Church of God.

            Survivors include his step-father, Jerry/Carol Buckner of Chickasha, OK, step-mother, Violet Brown of Hiawassee, GA, children, Destiny Patterson of Blairsville, GA and Ayden Bradley of Hiawassee, GA, brother, Ben Brown of Hiawassee, GA, fiancée, Michelle Mathieu, nieces, Kayla Glass and Kaitlyn Kelly, nephew, Josh Corn, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Raburne Wilson officiating. Special music presented by Gary Taylor. Pallbearers were Scott Garrett, Kenny Garrett, Bryon Davis, Billy Burnett, Johnny Barnes, Robby Brown, Calvin Burnett and Darrick Brown. Interment followed in Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral Saturday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to Mountain View Funeral Home to help defray expenses.

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


Anthony Shawn Brown

ANTHONY SHAWN BROWN
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July 31, 2013                             Page 11A

 

sharon kay sackett

 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces funeral services for Mrs. Sharon Kay Sackett, age 68, of Blairsville who passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013.  Mrs. Sackett was born in Ft. Sill, OK on December 19, 1944 to the late James "Jim" Bambeck & Eileen Huffman Bambeck. She was raised in Dover, OH in a turn of the century school house. After graduation from Dover High School in 1962 she was married to Marvin Sackett. Sharon always had an interest in the communities where she lived and strived to be involved and lend a hand. She was active in the Jaycees in Akron, OH and also in Mooresville, NC when she moved there in 1973. Sharon started working at a McDonalds in Statesville and with determination and drive quickly progressed to Head Manager in Mooresville. Her keen sense of business and pleasant nature was noticed by her superiors, who encouraged her to pursue owning and operating her own franchise. Eventually, Sharon was offered multiple options for franchise locations and she chose to operate in Blairsville (later expanding to Murphy & Andrews) because of the people and small-town atmosphere. Sharon Sackett was 1 of 60 women in the country to own a McDonald's franchise- 1 of only 2 in the state of Georgia. With an innate trait of leadership she believed in her employees and invested her energy mentoring and helping them reach their full potential. Her positive outlook on life and friendly disposition is well known within the community.

            Even after 2 courageous battles against cancer she continued to laugh, smile and plant seeds into the lives of others. Striking balance amidst her professional life may have been difficult, but Sharon made it clear that family was her first priority. Business conventions became fun-filled family vacations, family meals became experiments in world cuisine and couches quickly turned into battle forts for her, her children and her grandchildren that she so loved and adored.

            Sharon will be warmly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: son & daughter-in-law, Jeff & Cindy Sackett; daughter & son-in-law, Kelly & Andy Pyle; daughter & son-in-law, Denise & Doug Adams and brothers & sisters-in-law, Jack & Cathy Bambeck and Mack & Kay Bambeck. Her grandchildren, Zack, Jonathan, Seth, Stephen, Drew, Carter, Emily, Matthew, Adelia and Nathan will also cherish memories made and share in her legacy.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Frank Hamilton officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the service hour.

            In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta, 795 Gatewood Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.    

Sharon Kay Sackett

SHARON KAY SACKETT
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July 31, 2013                             Page 11A

 

miriam brower

 

            Mrs. Miriam Brower, age 89, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Friday afternoon, July 19, 2013 at her home.

            Miriam was born on August 4, 1923 in Marion, IN to the late Harry & Lora (Quick) Miller. She was adored by so many friends for her endearing personality and sweet spirit.  An avid bridge player and a voracious reader of mystery novels, she also loved flowers and watching the birds out her window.  She was preceded in death by: her parents; loving husband of 67 years, Jack Brower and daughter, Connie Wilkerson.

            She will be warmly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Alex Stewart; grandsons, Jeff and Jason Wilkerson and great granddaughter, Haley Wilkerson.  She will always be beloved "Mimi" to Haley, Karley, Hudson and Delaney Mathews.

            A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville.  Please share your condolences with the family by visiting us at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Miriam Brower

MIRIAM BROWER
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July 31, 2013                             Page 11A

 

jay harold "buddy" harkins

 

            Mr. Jay Harold "Buddy" Harkins, age 62, of Blairsville, GA, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 25, 2013 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Jay, who was known to friends and family as "Buddy", was born in Perry, GA, on November 13, 1950, a son of Sara Margaret Harkins and the late John Harold Harkins. He had lived in Blairsville for most of his life, and was of the Baptist faith. One of Buddy's favorite things was to watch preaching on television. He had several favorites, including Rev. Chris Rumfelt.

            Buddy was dearly loved in life, and will be missed so much by his family members: mother, Sara Margaret Harkins, of Blairsville; sister and brother-in-law, Johnita and Carl Gene Gay, of Jupiter, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Charlie Gregory, of Blairsville; sister and brother-in-law, Jana and Robby McClure, of Hiawassee, GA, and sister and brother-in-law, Jessica and James Buchanan, of Blairsville. Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives are also surviving.

            Funeral services for Buddy were held on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Chris Rumfelt officiating. Specially selected music was presented by Belinda Harkins Johnson.  The family met with friends on the same day of the services, Sunday, between the hours on 1 p.m., until 3 p.m.

            If you wish to honor the memory of Buddy, you may donate toward a fund that has been established for the benefit of Christie Graf: address, 16774 127th Dr. N., Jupiter, FL 33478.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your condolences with the family members and sign the guest registry on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com  


Jay Harold Harkins


JAY HAROLD HARKINS
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 31, 2013                             Page 11A

 

o. lloyd estep

 

    In celebration of the life of O. Lloyd Estep b. Aug. 26, 1928 - d. July 21, 2013, beloved son of Joseph and Blanche Estep, brother of Joe Lewis Jr., Katherine Ann, and Robert Paul Estep, devoted husband to Barbara Sue Estep and Father of Scott Allen Estep.  Devoted husband to Annalee Goff, and father of David Lloyd, De Juan Leigh, Jan Lynn, Shaun Adams, Matthew Goff, and Kevin Clinton Estep.
    Lloyd and Barbara touched the lives of many, from West Virginia, California, Florida and Georgia, and as in life, will not be forgotten.
    

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


O. Lloyd Estep

O. LLOYD ESTEP
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