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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 4, 2010                           Page 4C

 

homer gene nix

 

Mr. Homer Gene Nix age 84 passed away peacefully on Monday July 26, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Nix was born on April 18, 1926 in Union County, the son of the late William Hamilton Nix and the late Fannie Townsend Nix.  Homer was a veteran of the US Army of WWII.  He was a brick mason by trade for most of his life.  He was a member of the VFW and Past Commander of the American Legion.  Homer was a sixty year member and Past Master of the Allegheny Lodge #114 F&AM where he was very active holding many other offices.  Homer served as DDGM for five years in the Grand Lodge of Georgia.  He was a member of the YAARB Temple and also the Appalachian Shrine Club, Past Patron of the Eastern Star OES #314, and a York Rite Mason.  Mr. Nix was a member and Lay Leader of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.            

Surviving Mr. Nix are his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Catherine Tipton Nix of Blairsville, one daughter, Linda Benge of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Pam Nix of Canton, GA, daughter-in-law, Eileen Nix of Cumming, GA, three sisters and one brother-in-law, Ruby Jewell Lance, Charlotte and Garnett Collins, Mary Lou Whitt all of Blairsville, three brothers and two sister-in-laws, John and Susie Nix, Clayton and Vernell Nix all of Blairsville and Cranford Nix of MI, four grandchildren, Lisa Soares, Felicia Woolwine, Cassandra Lingerfelt and Hilary Nix, six great grandchildren, Brandon and Caleb Patterson, Will Woolwine, Kaleigh and Kyle Lingerfelt and Greyson Soares, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday July 29, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Bob Bone and Rev. Jan Devereaux officiating. Special music presented by Cheryl Williams and Elizabeth Smith. The following gentleman served as pallbearers: Rodney Moose, Clay McConnell, Brad McConnell, Richard Corn, Brandon Patterson, Wade Smith, Gollie Easter and Johnny Garmon.  Interment followed in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery with the North GA Honor Guard conducting military honors and the Allegheny Lodge #114 conducting Masonic Rites. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Shady Grove Cemetery Fund in memory of Mr. Nix.

 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

Homer Gene Nix

HOMER GENE NIX

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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 4, 2010                           Page 4C

 

william marvin murray jr.

 

Mr. William Marvin Murray Jr. age 93 of Chatham Drive, Blairsville, formerly of Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA, passed away peacefully on Monday July 26, 2010 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mr. Murray was born on Feb. 2, 1917 in Holly Hill, SC, the son of the late William Marvin Murray Sr. and the late Effie Olivia Murray.  He retired as Vice President of Field Auditing for Life of Georgia with over thirty years of service.  He was a member of the Blairsville Lions Club and a member of Young Cane Masonic Lodge #597 F&AM where he just received his fifty year pin.  He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.  Mr. Murray was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville.   

Surviving Mr. Murray are his loving wife of seventy years, Byrdie Murray of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Miriam Murray of Blairsville, one brother, Charles Murray of SC, two sisters, Jeannette Clark and Caroline Shuler of SC, three grandchildren, Beth and Bruce Boylen of Atlanta, Jeff and Robin Murray of Atlanta, Jim and Marla Watson of Atlanta, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday July 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm at the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Danny Parris and Rev. Roy Bateman officiating. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County Nursing Home activities fund in Mr. Murray’s memory. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3-3:30 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


William Marvin Murray Jr.


WILLIAM MARVIN MURRAY JR.

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Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 4, 2010                           Page 4C

 

betty asdell shank

 

Mrs. Betty Asdell Shank age 63 of Kimbrell Lane, Blairsville, formerly of Port Charlotte, FL,  Falling Waters WV and also of Hancock, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 28, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Shank was born on June 12,1947 in Annapolis, MD, the daughter of the late Guy Taylor and the late Florence Peeling Taylor.  She had been employed with Verizon Telephone Company for over twenty-eight years.  Betty had been volunteering for several organizations for over thirty years.  The most recent was for the Union County Auxiliary, the S.A.F.E. House, Union County Animal Thrift Store and the Blairsville Cancer Center.  Betty was a member of the Fellowship of the Hills Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Shank are her loving husband, Ronald Shank of Blairsville, two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Gordon Crouch of Woodstock, GA, Annette and Garth Munroe of Arnold, MD, two brothers and one sister-in-law, Donald and Corrine Peeling of Leonardtown, MD, Kenneth Taylor of Baltimore, MD, five grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Crouch, Danielle and Jenna Bellante and Trinity Munroe, many other family and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held Sunday Aug.15, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Fellowship of the Hills Church with the Rev. Martin Duncan.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Shank.

            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


Betty Asdell Shank

BETTY ASDELL SHANK

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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 4, 2010                           Page 4C

 

jennie c. traina

 

Mrs. Jennie C. Traina age 92 passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 27, 2010 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Traina was born on Feb.5, 1918 in Tampa, FL, the daughter of the late Vincent Centinaro and the late Maria Perrone Centinaro.  Jennie was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Traina in 2003, four brothers, Norman, Jimmy, Jasper and Joe and also four sisters, Annie, Mary, Katie and Concha.  Mrs. Traina was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mrs. Traina are two daughters and son-in-laws, Linda and Dennis Lopez of Blairsville, Rose Ann and Bob Buning of Homosassa Springs, FL, three grandchildren, J. J. and Dan Walts, Denny Lopez and David Buning, two great grandchildren, BeBe Walts and Jake Walts, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later in Tampa, FL.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to a Special Olympics of your choice in memory of Mrs. Traina.

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


Jennie C. Traina

           

 JENNIE C. TRAINA

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August 4, 2010                           Page 5C

 

thomas “jeff” mason

 

Thomas "Jeff" Mason, age 65, of Loganville, Georgia, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 30, 2010 at his residence.

Jeff was born May 29, 1945 in Blairsville, to the late Charles and Mary Jordan Mason.  He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Loganville, and Future Farmers of America.  He was preceded in death by brother, George L. Mason.

Surviving family members include: daughter and son-in-law, Jodie and Dick Schmidt of Madison, Georgia, daughter & son-in-law, Jan and Scott Steinbarger of Everett, Washington, brothers: Charles Everett Mason, Robert Mason, Ronald P. Mason and Charles Jordan Mason; sisters: Flossie Leah Stebbins, Patricia Ahnawake Bowen, Austell Woody, Frankie Swanson and Nina Owenby all of Georgia, granddaughter, Aubrey Janousek, grandsons, Jordan Janousek and Luke Steinbarger, great-grandson, Aiden Gabriel Montgomery.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 2, 2010 at 11 A.M. from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Max Suther, Alan Goins, Dale Kinnersley, and Wofford Kelley officiating.  Special music was presented by Sarah Kelley, Jim Kinnersley, Roger Kephart, and Ahnawake Bowen.  “Amazing Grace” was sung by Melanie Striebich, Valerie and Pam Owenby, as everyone exited the Chapel.  Interment was in Providence Methodist Church Cemetery, with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Jordan Janousek, Preston Mason Butch Nazer, Tim Bowen, Lenny Freeman, Steve Owenby, and Donnie Mason.

The family received friends Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 4-6 P.M. at the funeral home.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please share your condolences and fond memories with the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Thomas Mason


THOMAS MASON

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Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 4, 2010                           Page 5C

 

eula lee spence

 

Mrs. Eula Lee Spence, age 63 of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at her residence.

Eula was born Monday, January 6, 1947 in Blairsville, to the late Emory and the late Bonnie Chambers Harkins.  She was a member of Choestoe Baptist Church and The Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Douglas Spence, brother, Charles Harkins of Atlanta; sister, Sybil Tyre of Blairsville; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family received friends Monday, August 2, 2010 from 6-8 PM at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville.  Burial was in Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery.        

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please join us in remembering Eula by visiting her memorial at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, where you may send your condolences to the family.


Eula Lee Spence


EULA LEE SPENCE

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