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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 13, 2008 Page 15B

 

gladys evelyn morehouse

 

            Mrs. Gladys Evelyn Morehouse, age 90, Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, August 4, 2008 at Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Morehouse was born Tuesday, September 25, 1917 in Logan County, OH, to the late John Mahlen Wirick and the late Minnie Carlisle Wirick.  She had lived in Ohio until moving to Miami in 1948 then moving to Blairsville in 2000.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County and The Order of the Eastern Star.  She had worked for Aeronautical Communications Corporation of Miami for 30 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ermil Gordon Morehouse, two brothers and a sister.

            Surviving family members include: daughter and son-in-law, Arline and Gene Hodgson of Blairsville; grandson, Glenn E. Hodgson; granddaughters: Jeanette Espinosa and Nancy Hadd; and six great grandchildren.

            No services are being planned at this time.

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


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August 13, 2008 Page 15B

 

faustine alfreda davis

 

            Faustine Alfreda Davis, age 85, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Orlando, FL, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2008 at the Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville, GA.

            She was a native of Lewis County, KY.  By starting to offer live Maine lobster at the Lobster Pot in Orlando, FL, in the 1970’s she was elected as the first female restauranteur of the year by the Florida Restaurant Association.  Faustine worked as an office manager for thirteen years with Johnny Jones Plumbing and also a hospital food service supervisor.  She was the daughter of the late William Ellis and Gladys Mabel Peed Hackworth.

            She is survived by her son, Rodney Davis of Mineral Bluff, GA; her daughter, Sindy Phillips and her husband, Elroy of Altamonte Springs, FL; two sisters, Pauline Reel of Ocoee, FL, and Janet Brown of Kissimmee, FL; one granddaughter, Michelle Hall of Deland, FL; one great-grandchild, Kaley Hall, of Deland, FL, and one great-great-grandson, Roman Ha..

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Woodlawn Funeral Home in Orlando, FL.


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August 13, 2008 Page 15B

 

hadley eugene mcclure

 

            Mr. Hadley Eugene McClure, age 71, of Murphy Hwy., Blairsville, passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. McClure was born on Sept. 7, 1936 in Cherokee County, NC, the son of the late Thomas McClure and the late Amy Lovingood McClure.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County and was well known to many through his businesses, McClure’s Bargain Center Furniture Store which he operated for over twenty years and McClure’s Hardware Store which he owned and operated for several years.  He also had a real estate business and for years was a building contractor.  Hadley was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by five brothers, Porter, Loyd, Jerry, Noah and Albert McClure, three sisters, Virginia Richards, Pearl Richards and Emma Jane Little.  Mr. McClure was a member of MT. Herman Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. McClure are his loving wife of fifty-four years, Geneva McClure of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Charlie Padgett of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Kellie McClure of Blairsville, Jimmy and Vickie McClure of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Marie McClure of Fannin County, thirteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Aug. 6, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Loyce Waters and Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Special music will be presented by Regina Putnam and Casey Jones.  The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Andy, Bo, Chris and Jake McClure, Jason Harper, Kevin Rogers, Steve Byers and Brock Kelley.  Interment will follow in the Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m.

            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

           


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sarah ruth payne

 

            Mrs. Sarah Ruth Payne, age 73, of Cleveland passed away Friday, July 25, 2008 at her residence following an extended illness.

            Mrs. Payne was born in Union County the daughter of the late William Ed and Bertha Hood Dyer.  She had lived most of her life in White County and was preceded in death by her husband Charles Emanuel Payne, sister Anna Mae Burnette, brother James Perry Dyer.  Mrs. Payne was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law William Gary and Rena Payne, Cleveland; James Paul and Vickie Payne, Cleveland; sons Michael Andrew Payne, Cleveland; Charles Emanuel Payne Jr., Cleveland; daughters and sons-in-law Jeanette and Michael Tow, Cleveland; Sandra and Kip Lee, of Cleveland; sisters Wilma Motes, of Decatur; Genell Burns, Young Harris; Lois Allen, Blairsville; brother, Harold Dyer, Blairsville; 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2008 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home.  The Rev. Ronnie Dockery officiated.  Burial was in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Suches.  The family received friends 204 and 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting www.barrettfh.com.

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements. (706) 865-3101.     

 


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dolly cook

 

            Mrs. Dolly Cook, age 85, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, August 4, 2008 at Union General Hospital.  Mrs. Cook was born Wednesday, June 21, 1922 I Fannin County, GA, to the late George M. Ross and the late Thedocia King Ross.  She was a member of Confidence United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her husband, Quinton Cook, sisters, Helon Ross and Delma Pickelsimer, brothers, Elmer, Wendall, Lenard and W.T. Ross and granddaughter, Elisa Daniels Hix.

            Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Donald H. and Opal Cook of Griffin, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Harry Daniels of Smyrna, GA, son and daughter-in-law, Billy Joe and Wanda Cook of Blairsville, GA grandchildren, Kevin Daniels, Heather Daniels Goins, Donald H. Cook, Jr., Lydia C. Hamil and Angelina A. Cook, great grandchildren, Martha, Hannah and Grace Daniels, Kyle and Sydney Goins, Rachal Hix, Keldon and Kyson Cook, and Aniston and Patrick Hamil.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, August 8, 2008 at 2 PM from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with the Rev. Ned Wilcoxon, Rev. Jonathan Hood and Kevin Daniels officiating.  Music was provided by Ned Wilcoxon, Keith and Kelly Brewer, Howard Brys and Ralph Grice.  Interment  followed in Confidence Cemetery.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9, Thursday, August 7.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to Confidence Untied Methodist Church.

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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August 13, 2008 Page 15B

 

robert “bobby” rogers

 

            Mr. Robert “Bobby” Rogers, age 63, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, August 8, 2008 at his residence.

            Mr. Rogers was born Monday, January 8, 1945 in Union County, GA, to the late Randal Rogers and the late Roberts Seabolt Rogers.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County and had worked for Rogers Food store and Ingles.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Bill and Charles Rogers and sister, Betty Collins.

            Survivors include: son & daughter-in-law, Robert and Amy Rogers of Blairsville, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Elizabeth and Ronnie Hooper of Hiawassee, GA, special friend, Sandy Bradley of Blairsville, GA, brothers, Ray Rogers, Tommy Rogers and Don Rogers all of Blairsville, GA, brother, Clark Rogers of Cleveland, OH, sister, Louise Lance of Morganton, GA, grandchildren, Tiffany, Stephany and Anthony Hooper, Laura Beth and Adalyn Rogers, several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 2 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Lewis officiating.  Interment followed in Union Memory gardens.  Serving as pallbearers were: Terry Rogers, Robby Rogers, Tommy Rogers, Larry lance, Gary Lance, and Milton Bradley.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 7-9, Saturday, August 9.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Union County Building Fund. 

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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August 13, 2008 Page 15B

 

michael matz

 

            Mr. Michael Matz, age 92, of Lakeside Drive, Blairsville, formerly of Ft. Myers, FL., passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Matz was born on Dec. 11, 1915 in New York City, NY, the son of the late Andreas Matz and the late Katherine Pentz Matz.  Michael loved to travel, play shuffle board and wood working.  He started, owned and operated a heating and air business in 1947, which is still in operation today.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucienne Frank Matz.  Mr. Matz was of the Catholic faith.

            Surviving Mr. Matz are one daughter, Paulette Bowden of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Donna Matz of Littleton, NH, one brother, Gus Matz of Hampton Bay, NY, three sisters, Katherine Hasil, Susan Matz and Gertrude Eadie all of Hampton Bay, NY, five grandchildren, Audrey Pasierb, Douglas Matz, Karen Hurst, Beau Hull and Melani Hull, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Regency Hospice of Hiawassee in memory of Mr. Matz.

            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

           

 


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August 13, 2008 Page 15B

 

william (bill) rupert wilson

 

            Mr. William (Bill) Rupert Wilson, age 69, of Memory Lane, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Wilson was born on June 5, 1939 in Union County, the son of the late Abe Lincoln Wilson and the late Mary Eliza Reece Wilson.  Bill served in the US Coast Guard and was a member of American Legion Post 121, N. GA Honor Guard and a member of Union-Towns Home Builders Assoc.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He owned and operated Wilson’s Heating and Air for many years.  Mr. Wilson was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Wilson are his loving wife of forty-one years, Gertrude Louise Pitts Wilson of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Randy Chapman of Blairsville, one son, Michael Wilson of Smyrna, GA, three sisters, Joyce Collins of Gainesville, Martha Deavers of Blairsville, Carol Nix of Blairsville, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Albert and Nancy Wilson of Wales, MI, Thomas and Alice Wilson of Johns Island, SC, one grandson, Devon, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 at 3 p.m. form the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Bone officiating.  Serving as pallbearers were members of American Legion Post 121 and members of the N. Ga. Honor Guard.  Interment followed in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery with the N. GA. Honor Guard conducting military honors.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-3 p.m. 

            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

           

             


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August 13, 2008 Page 15B

 

Naoma “chris” covington

 

            Mrs. Naoma “Chris” Covington, age 88, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2008 at her residence.

Mrs. Covington was born Saturday, July 3, 1920 in Warren County, KY, to the late Frank Tatum and the late Ira Stahl Tatum.  She had lived in Bowling Green, KY, and Naples, FL, before moving to Blairsville.  She enjoyed bowling and golfing was preceded in death by son, Jim Covington.

            Survivors include:  husband, Edward Covington of Blairsville, GA, son and partner, David Covington and Tina Francisco of Blairsville, GA, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA, is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com