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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 11, 2010                         Page 14A

 

randall john allen

 

Mr. Randall John Allen, age 59, of Elisha Payne Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Thursday August 5, 2010 in the Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta following a brief illness.  Mr. Allen was born on July 4, 1951 in Towns County, the son of the late John (Hosey) Allen and the late Irene Payne Allen.  He was a veteran of the US Army and a member of Allegheny Lodge #114 F&AM.  Over the years Randall was an ambulance driver and a truck driver.  Most recent before retiring he was a Deputy Sheriff and Marshall with the Union County Sheriff’s Department for over fifteen years.  Randall was a loving father, brother and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John (Hosey) and Irene Allen and a sister, Bonnie Allen.  Mr. Allen was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Allen are three daughters and two son-in-laws, Tracy and Tommy Holbrooks of Blairsville, Wendy and Steve Burrell of Blairsville, Sarah Allen of Blairsville, two brothers and sister-in-laws, Richard and Susie Allen of Canton, GA, James and Anita Allen of Mineral Bluff, GA, three sisters and two brother-in-laws, Minnie and David Chapman of Ellijay, Wanda and Bob Grant of Woodstock and Donna Panter of Woodstock, five grandchildren, Kayla Nelder, Josh and Hannah Holbrooks, Donovan and Ethan Green, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Sunday August 8, 2010 at 3 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Danny White and Rev. Earl Pickelsimer officiating. Special music was presented by Sean Byers, Herman and Lavada Cheek.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Arnold Patterson, Lynn Holbrooks, Don Winn, Doug Byers, Gary Chapman and Denny Dills.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were, Wendall Payne, Royce Killian, Michael Turner, James Grady Allen, Chris Chapman and Joshua Panter.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with the North GA. Honor Guard conducting military honors.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening.

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

Randall John Allen

RANDALL JOHN ALLEN

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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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sarah turpin standridge

 

Sarah Turpin Standridge, age 89, of Blairsville, GA, passed away at Tuesday, August 3, 2010, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.  Sarah was born in Stephens County, GA, on May 8, 1921, a daughter of the late William Wesley Turpin and the late Ollie Gibby Turpin.  She lived most of her life in Toccoa, and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church there.  She moved to Blairsville in 2004, and loved arts and crafts, and flower gardening.

Surviving family members include daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Homer Payne, of Blairsville; son, J.W. Standridge, of Toccoa; daughter, Hazel Standridge Martin, of Wahala, SC; daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and Lee Thomas of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Denise Standridge, of Toccoa; sister, Ruth Standridge, of Toccoa; sister, Alice Rice of Hartwell, SC; and sister and brother-in-law, Lula and Harold Ricketts, of Belton, SC; eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 6, 2010, at 3 p.m., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Toccoa, with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.  Special music was presented by Jackie Hill, Homer Payne, Crissy Springer, Sierra Harrison, and Josh Payne.  Grandsons served as pallbearers: Shawn Martin, Terry Payne, Tim Payne, Todd Springer, Tyler Standridge, and Cody Creel.  Great Grandsons served as honorary escort to the family.  Visitation with the family was held at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville on Thursday evening, August 5, 2010, from 6 until 8 p.m.  Visitation was also held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Toccoa on Friday, August 6, 2010, beginning at 1:00 p.m., before the service began at 3:00 p.m.  Burial was in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Toccoa, GA.

If you wish, the family has suggested memorial contributions be made to United Hospice, 5004 Appalachian Hwy., Clocktower Crossing, Suite 4, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513.

Arrangements entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. You are invited to share your memories and condolences with the family at our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Sarah Turpin Standridge


SARAH TURPIN STANDRIDGE

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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 11, 2010                         Page 14A

 

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 (she was president for two years), the SAFE House, the 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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Blairsville, GA  30512

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edward james ronde’

 

Mr. Edward James Ronde’ age 59, of Blairsville, passed away on Saturday July 31, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Ronde’ was born on April 9, 1951 in Hollywood, FL., the son of the late James Ronde’ and the late Roberta Buelah Beale Ronde’.  Edward was a member of the Temple Terrace Masonic Lodge #330, the O. E. S. #288, a Shriner of the Egypt Temple Shrine and the Scottish Rite.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise D. Ronde’ in 1986.  Mr. Ronde’ was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mr. Ronde’ are his loving wife of thirty-two years, Rose A. Thomas Ronde’ of Blairsville, a niece, BJ. Ohliger of Foley, AL, his favorite pet, Bubba, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County Humane Society in memory of Mr. Ronde’.

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

Edward James Ronde

EDWARD JAMES RONDE

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Blairsville, GA  30512

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carolyn gatlin

 

            Carolyn Gatlin, age 69 of Blairsville, GA passed away August 1, 2010.

            She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Philip Gatlin; daughters, Deborah Pissott, Lynda Langhoff, Lori Lee Gatlin, Sarah Anderson; step daughters, Debra Portock, Donna Whitten; brothers, Roger Mullaly, Randy Mullaly; 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

            Carolyn died from complications associated with Alzheimer’s shortly after moving to Blairsville, GA from Loganville in October 2009.  She was a member of Snellville First Baptist Church for 24 years and was a member of the church choir and Friendship Sunday School Class.  During her lifetime she considered her most important responsibilities were that of wife, mother and grandmother.  She also found time to be a girl-scout leader, nursing assistant, medical office manager and mission-trip co-leader.  Carolyn considered a trip to Israel to be one of the most inspiring events in her life.  She was known by family and friends alike for her bright smile and caring heart.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 4, at 11 a.m. at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel with Rev. Steve Foster and Rev. Howard Ramsey officiating.  Interment was at GA National Cemetery.  The family received friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Blvd NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345-3315, in memory of Carolyn Gatlin.  Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com.  Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.





The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 11, 2010                         Page 14A

 

eula lee harkins spence

 

            Eula Lee Harkins Spence passed away July 28, 2010.  Eula Lee was born in Blairsville, GA, January 06, 1947, to Emory and Bonnie Chambers Harkins.  After graduating Union County High School, she went to Atlanta, GA, where she was employed by Souther Bell, which later became Bell South.  She was promoted to the Accounting Department as Manager and worked a total of 20 years while living in Roswell, GA.

            After retiring, she and her husband traveled seventeen years.  She felt blessed to have the opportunity to return to her family and roots in the mountains that she loved, although she was unable to enjoy it very long before she was taken ill.

            Eula Lee was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Choestoe Baptist Church in Blairsville.

            Eula Lee was preceded in death by her father and mother, Emory and Bonnie Harkins, brothers, James Rowe and J.C., sister, Norma Jean Harkins Jones.

            Although Eula Lee had no children of her own, she had a host of nieces and nephews she mothered over the years and they all loved her dearly.

            She is survived by husband, Robert Spence, brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Yvonne Harkins of Atlanta, GA, sister, Sybil Tyre of Blairsville, GA, sister-in-law, Margie Harkins of Blairsville, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great-great nephews.

            Our dear sister and aunt will truly be missed.

           

 Eula Lee Harkins Spence


EULA LEE HARKINS SPENCE

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