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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 17, 2011             Page 14A

 

myrtis virginia boyer

 

Mrs. Myrtis Virginia Boyer (Bate) age 98 of Chapman Lane, Blairsville, a true southern lady all her life, went on to greet her Lord and her husband James Posey Boyer on August 6, 2011.  Her last days on this earth she resided at the Union County Nursing home where she was attended by a group of angels, disguised as nurses.  Bate began her life on March 15, 1913 in Polk County FL where her parents worked as cooks in a phosphate mine.  Her family moved to Miami shortly after, where her father became a successful builder.  Bate is survived by a brother James Donald Bell and his wife Jeanne of Sebastian Fl.  Bate married and had two children, Joan Chapman and James (Sonny) Boyer who both have lived in Blairsville for several decades.  Bate moved to Blairsville in 1995 to join her children and has been living with her daughter Joan.  Bate retired from the University of Miami as an executive secretary.

Bate has five grandchildren, Harold Eugene Bell Jr. and his wife Deborah, of Miami; Terri Lynn Bell of Gainesville GA and David Scott Bell of Blairsville; Stephen Lynn Boyer and his wife Kay of Ft. White FL and Jaime Lorne Boyer of Blairsville.  She also has five great grandchildren, Christopher Wade Bell of Miami, Melissa Lynn Diaz and her husband, Albert, of Miami, Raven Nichole Weaver and husband Mathew, of Gainesville, Mollie Louise Boyer of Blairsville and Emily Lorne Boyer of Blairsville.  She lived long enough to meet and have a picture taken with her great, great grandson Jonathan Wade Diaz.  There were five generations in one of the photos.

Services were held at Cochran funeral home, Tuesday August 9, with viewing from 5 to 7 PM and services at 7 PM with Rev. Jeff Deavers, of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and Rev. Fred Whitley of The Church Without Walls officiating.  Graveside services were held in Miami on Friday the 12th of August by Rev. Bill Neely where Bate will rejoin her husband, who left this earth 51 years before her.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please join us in remembering “Bate” by visiting our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, where you can share your fond memories of Bate with the family, and view the LifeTribute.

Myrtis Virginia Boyer

MYRTIS VIRGINIA BOYER
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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marilyn ann frith

 

Mrs. Marilyn Ann Frith, age 62, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Cleveland, TN, passed away Monday, August 8, 2011 in Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville.

Mrs. Frith was born in Lowell, MA, on August 28, 1948, a daughter of the late Frederick J. Goguen and the late Mildred Turner Goguen.  She was a licensed practical nurse.  Prior to living in Tennessee, she was a resident of Castleberry, FL and Plymouth, MA.  Marilyn was of the Catholic faith.

She will be missed by all who knew her, but especially by her loving family members: husband, Hammond, of Blairsville; two sons, Scott Madden of Imperial, MO, and Thomas Madden, of Cleveland, TN; a brother, Gerald "Jerry" Goguen, of North Wilmington, MA.

No services are being held locally, but burial will be in Wilmington Cemetery in Wilmington, MA.  Local arrangements were entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please send your condolences to the family on our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

           

 


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wendell frank “kook” carr

 

Mr. Wendell Frank “Kook” Carr, age 72, of Blairsville went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 8, 2011 while vacationing in Seattle, WA.  Mr. Carr was born on June 3, 1939 in Bangor, ME.  He was the son of the late Harold Tubbs Carr and the late Doris Mae Tarr Carr.  Wendell graduated from Bangor High School in 1957 and moved to West Palm Beach, FL in the fall of 1960.  He married Lauretta (MacDonald) of Hamden, ME on June 23, 1961.  He worked at R.C.A. in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.  He retired in June of 2002 from Palm Beach County School District where he worked as a Facilities Evaluator in Federal Programs.  Mr. Carr was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Carr are his loving wife of fifty years, Lauretta Carr of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Micki Carr of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie-Jo and Keith Barley of Pace, FL, four grandchildren, Michael and Mandi Carr of Blairsville, James and Eric Oliver of Pace, FL, two brothers, Harold (Alice) of Brevard, NC, Robert (Barbara) of Pickens, SC, one brother-in-law, Richard Blaisdell of Ft. Worth, TX.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Hazel Carr Blaisdell.  Several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 12 p.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. George Cline officiating.  Special music was presented by Patsy Phillips and Danita Kennedy.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers: Michael Carr, James Oliver, Eric Oliver, Clarence Phillips, Jim Ackles and Tim Nightengale.  Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Men’s Ministry of Antioch Baptist Church in memory of Mr. Carr.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m.

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


Wendell Frank Carr


WENDELL FRANK CARR
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Blairsville, GA  30512

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geneva shepherd bryson

 

Mrs. Geneva Shepherd Bryson, age 95, of Hedge Lane Blairsville, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in Union General Hospital.  Mrs. Bryson was born February 9, 1916 in Union County a daughter of the late John and Ellen Tanner Shepherd.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-great grandmother and great-great-great grandmother, and loved gardening and sewing.  Mrs. Bryson was preceded in death by her husband, John Bryson in 1953, sons Ward Bryson in 2006 and Kenneth Bryson in 2008, grandson, Michael Bryson in 2003, three brothers and three sisters.  Mrs. Bryson was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Bryson are daughter, Carolyn Stephens of Young Harris, GA, grandchildren, Denise Stephens of Young Harris, GA, Stacey and Curtis King of Blairsville, GA, Janice Cobb of St. Augustine, FL, and Cindy Bryson of Blairsville, GA, four step-grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home with Rev. Guy Bradley officiating.  Special music presented by Cody King.   The following gentleman served as pallbearers Curtis King, Cody King, Larry Helton, David Carroll, Jack Jones and Charles Satterfield.  Interment followed in Mt. Pleasant #1 Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

            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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benny joe holloway

 

Mr. Benny Joe Holloway, age 64, of Targa Lane, Marietta formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday Aug. 10, 2011 in the LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville, TN Following a brief illness (sic).  Mr. Holloway was born on April 28, 1947 in Union County, GA, the son of the late Elbert Bristol Holloway and the late Vanita Mae Carroll Holloway.  Benny Joe always enjoyed helping others and was always making everyone laugh.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and was a friend to many. He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Holloway in 2002 and a brother, Austin Holloway in 2010.  Mr. Holloway was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mr. Holloway are his loving wife of thirty-six years, Sharon Spencer Holloway of Marietta, by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mindy Lynn and Sean Mabe of Powder Springs, GA, Jennifer and Michael Throne of Hawaii, one sister, Nancy Johnston of Ellijay, three brothers, Harvey Holloway of Griffin, GA, Hugh Holloway of Griffin and J. D. Holloway of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Kami, Madison, Abby and Katelyn, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday Aug. 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Ron Daniel officiating.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Junior Carroll, Sean Mabe, Mike Throne, Darrell Allen, Aaron Patterson, and Mark Spencer.  The following gentlemen served as honorary pallbearers, Ray Moore (sic).  Interment followed in the Dillard Chapel Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6-9 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


Benny Joe Holloway


BENNY JOE HOLLOWAY
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jonathan nathaniel parham

 

Mr. Jonathan Nathaniel Parham, age 40, of Fern Valley Lane, Blairsville, passed away Sunday August 7, at his residence.  Mr. Parham was born on January 7, in Atlanta, GA.  He was employed as a plumber.  He moved here 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA. Jonathan was a loving person and had a heart of gold.  He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and was a friend to many.  Jonathan attended Zebulon Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Parham are his loving wife of twenty years, Shanna Parham of Blairsville, GA, father and step-mother, Jonathan and Tina Parham, Sr. of Dublin, GA, mother, Joyce Meron of Atlanta, GA, daughter, Tamara Parham and her fiancé, Mitch Rose of Blairsville, GA, son, Storm Parham of Blairsville, GA, brother and sister-in-law, Shane and Patsy Parham of Monticello, GA, sisters and brother-in-law, Jenny Parham of Dublin, GA and Kelly and Josh Coleman of Dublin, GA, and grandson, Dominic Rose of Blairsville, GA, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday August 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with Rev. R. L. Martin officiating.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Mitch Rose, Timmothy Mulinax, Joey Nasworthy, Keaton Miller, Storm Parham, Brian Sherman and Jeremy Lanning.  Interment followed in the Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday anytime after 10 a.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.


Jonathan Nathaniel Parham


JONATHAN NATHANIEL PARHAM
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home