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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 12, 2009 Page 16A

 

larry nix harkins

 

            Mr. Larry Nix Harkins, age 66 of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, August 06, 2009 following an extended illness following a period of declining health.  He was born to the late General pat and Maver Clarinda (Nix) Harkins on April 30, 1943, in Houston County, GA.  He was preceded in death by his son, master Matthew Harkins in 1999 and a brother, Mr. John Harkins in 2005. 

He is survived by his former wife, Barbara Harkins, of Sumter, SC; son, Bradley Harkins, of Dunwoody, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley “Jim” and Leanora Harkins, of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; Gerry and Dianne Harkins, of McDonough, GA; sister, Margaret Patterson, of Warrenton, VA, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 11:30 AM from church of the good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, GA, with Father Tony Rigolio and Father Alvaro Avendano officiating.  A graveside service was held on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 11:30 AM from St. Lawrence Cemetery in Sumter, SC.  Interment was in St. Lawrence Cemetery in Sumter, SC.

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA, in charge of arrangements.       


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norman a. simonton

 

            Mr. Norman A. Simonton, 88, resident of Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville, formerly of Tucker, GA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 4, 2009.  Mr. Simonton was born on June 4, 1921 in Heard County, GA, the son of the late Carl A. and Nola Yates Simonton.  He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ethel Yates, Dura Barr, Novyce Walker and Doris Perdue.  Mr. Simonton was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Simonton are his loving wife of 66 years, Virginia Port Simonton of Blairsville, son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth W. and Angie Simonton of Decatur, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Barry Varian of Blairsville, son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Sharon Simonton of Baltimore, MD, brother and sister-in-law, bobby and Dottie Simonton of Newnan, GA, two grandchildren, Megan Marie Carmody of Boone, NC, and Sofia Luz Maris Simonton, Baltimore, Md.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Mr. Simonton led a full and fun-filled life.  After graduating from Rabun Gap Junior College in Clayton, GA, and Berry College in Rome, GA, he served his country as a pilot in the USAF.  He became an Instructor/Master Pilot for the B-17 and B-29, captained 22 missions from Saipan to Japan and 3 POW mercy missions for American prisoners of war.  After WWII, Mr. Simonton worked, for 40 years, for the Bell South Corporation in both Rome and Atlanta and was the president of the Dixie Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

            Three hole-in-ones attested to his devotion to golfing.  After retirement, Mr. Simonton crisscrossed the country, logging over 500,000 miles on his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle.

            A family memorial service will be held in Atlanta, GA.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Caregivers in Building #3 at Stonehenge Assisted Living, 2537 Murphy Highway, Blairsville, GA 30512 (Attn.: Jackie Thompson) in Mr. Simonton’s memory.

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

           


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david l. troyer

 

            David L. Troyer, age 50 of Blairsville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2009 in Ohio.  He was born in Canton on May 15, 1959 to Eli B. and Judith A. (Wile) Troyer, graduated form Lake High School, and was a carpenter by trade.  A favorite pastime was driving his 1985 Monte Carlo SS. 

He is survived by his son Bobby (Misty) Troyer and grandson Eli all of GA; parents Bill and Judy Troyer of Uniontown; grandmother Lois Wile of Akron; siblings Debbie (Jon) Miller of North Canton, Darrell Troyer of Uniontown; and many other relatives and friends.  Calling hours were held Friday, July 17 from 10-12 noon in Hartville Mennonite Church and services began at noon in the church with Pastor Ross Miller officiating.  Donations may be made to the family.

            A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 14 at 5 PM at the Senior Center pavilion next to North Georgia Technical College.

            Arnold Funeral Home Hartville, OH  330-877-9364 www.arnoldfuneralhome.com.

           


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eugene ricky rollins

 

            Mr. Eugene Ricky Rollins age 73 of Crescent Rd., Blairsville passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Rollins was born on April 2, 1936 in Cherokee County, GA, the son of the late William and Nora Mae Adams Rollins.  Eugene was a very good carpenter and enjoyed working and spending time with his family.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Herbert Rollins and an infant son.  Mr. Rollins was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Rollins are his loving wife of thirty-five years, Gladys Grapelle Brown Rollins of Blairsville, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ricky Rollins of Marietta, Rex and Sandra Rollins of Woodstock, one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David Nash of Marietta, three step sons and two step daughters-in-law, Jim and Jackie Southerland of Marietta, Joe Southerland of Blairsville, Mike and Audrey Southerland of Madison, GA, one sister, Mattie Mae of Marietta, one brother, Tommy Rollins of Young Harris, nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Abernathy officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Joe Southerland, Jerry Brown, Timmy Harkins, Chad Platt, Brian Martin and Braxton Martin.  Interment followed in the Owltown Church of God Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday 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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jackie lynn kelley odom

 

            Mr. , Jackie Lynn Kelley Odom, age 44, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, August 7, 2009 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

            Jackie Lynn was born in Union County, Georgia on Saturday, July 31, 1965.  She was active in Relay For Life, and enjoyed long days at the beach, hunting and fishing with her family and spending time with her grandchildren.  Jackie Lynn was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving family members include: husband Robbie H. Odom of Blairsville; parents, Jack & Betty Plott Kelley of Blairsville; daughter & son-in-law, Robin Lynn & Joshua Robert Wilson of Blairsville; son, Robert Levi Odom of Blairsville; brother & sister-in-law, Phil & Teresa Kelley of Hiawassee, Georgia; grandchildren, Robert sawyer Wilson, Krislyn Annette Odom, and sailor Rayce Wilson. Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, August 10, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Seay and Rev. Jeff Young officiating.  Music was provided by Lisa Fields and Charlotte Young.  Interment followed in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Michael Plott, Eddie Spiva, Jason Young, Ronnie Odom, Michael Thomas and bill Kelley. 

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 2009 at the funeral home.

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

 


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hugh m. hall, jr.

 

            Mr. Hugh M. Hall, Jr., age 87, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2009 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mr. Hall was born in Dallas County, Texas, on Saturday, October 8, 1921, a son of the late Hugh Marshall Hall, Sr., and Helen Wilson Hall.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served in World War II in the Pacific theatre.  Mr. Hall had been a professor at Duke University, and had resided in Durham, North Carolina. 

            Surviving family members include his loving wife of 64 years, Reba Netherland Heiskell Hall, of Blairsville; daughter, Kathleen hall, of Blairsville; son, Hugh Marshall Hall, III, of Hope, ME; and daughter, Elizabeth hall, of Decatur, GA.

            Memorial services have not been planned as of this date. 

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You are invited so sign the guest registry at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com