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The North Georgia News

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August 18, 2010                         Page 4B

 

eliabeth ann wages

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Wages age 71 of Blairsville passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Wages was born on August 24, 1938 in Blairsville, GA, the daughter of the late Lee Stephens and the late Addie Jackson Stephens.  She married Leon Wages in 1957 and they had four children, one daughter and three sons.  Elizabeth loved to sew, gardening and writing poetry.  She loved her family and her country.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon in 2008, her parents, her sister Aline, brothers, Frank Carter, Cecil, Claude and Bill.  Elizabeth was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. 

            Elizabeth is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Michael Gardner of Powder Springs, son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Layne Wages of Clairmont, son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Bobbie Lynn of Loganville, son Alan Wages and future daughter-in-law April of Lawrenceville, four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Paul Eugene and Anita Stephens of Santa Rosa, FL, Riley Stephens of Blairsville, Henry and Martha Stephens of Dalton, Jack and Libby Stephens of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Lauren, Josh, Dakota and Bradley, six great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Special music was presented by Merle and Angie Fortenberry.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Wages.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10-11 a.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

Elizabeth Ann Wages

ELIZABETH ANN WAGES

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August 18, 2010                         Page 4B

 

jane butt franks

 

            Mrs. Jane Butt Franks, age 54 of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Blairsville, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 in Gainesville.

            Jane was born April 30, 1956 in Hiawassee, GA to the late Robert and Betty Phillips Butt.  She was a former member of Antioch Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: husband, Alan Franks, step-daughters, Seantee Wilson of Ringgold, GA and Tessy Galloway of Chatsworth, GA, brothers, Mike Butt of Jonesboro, GA and Phillip Butt of Tate, GA, sister, Elizabeth Perry of Sky Valley, GA, step-grandsons, Devin Wilson and Damon Winkler, step-granddaughter, Jada Wilson and several nieces and nephews. 

            Funeral services were held Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 4 PM from Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Rabern officiating.   Music was provided by Randall Franks.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were: Randall Franks, Donnie Phillips, Ivan Phillips, Brock Kelley, Allen Butt and Timothy Laskey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

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

Jane Butt Franks

JANE BUTT FRANKS

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August 18, 2010                         Page 5B

 

vaughn harvey nicholson

 

            Mr. Vaughn Harvey Nicholson, age 85 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Vaughn was born Saturday, July 25, 1925 in Hiawassee, GA, to the late Harvey and Eula Arrendale Nicholson.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville and served in the US Army during WWII.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Faye Nichols and Madge Stephens; and a brother, Rex Nicholson.

            Surviving family members include: brother, F.C. Nicholson of Blairsville; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Blairsville, with Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Music was provided by Phil Nichols.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Phil Nichols, Anthony Nichols, Sonny Mahan, Devan Mahan, Ryan England and Larry Stephens.

            The family received friends Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 4-6 PM at the funeral home.

            If you wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 409410, Atlanta, GA 30384-9410.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please join us in remembering Vaughn by visiting his memorial at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com  Through this site you may share your condolences with the family.


Vaughn Harvey Nicholson

VAUGHN HARVEY NICHOLSON

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August 18, 2010                         Page 5B

 

mary lillian curcio

 

            Mrs. Mary Lillian Curcio age 94 of Blairsville passed away on August 8, 2010 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Curcio was born on November 16,1915 in Olean, NY., the daughter of the late Walter Thomas and the late Katherine Jones Thomas.  She retired from the Allegany County Dept. of Social Services after twenty years of service. She was a veteran of the US Marines of WWII.  Mary loved gardening, needle work, traveling and visiting her friends and relatives.  She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel P. Curcio in 1978. Mrs. Curcio was of the Baptist faith.

          Surviving Mrs. Curcio are one son and daughter-in-law, John and Beverly White of Murphy, NC, one sister, Winifred Howard of Centerville, OH, two grandchildren, Geoffrey L. and Laura White of Huntersville, NC and Shannon M. White of Bermudian Landing, Belize of Central America, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date and interment will follow in Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the DAV, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 in memory of Mrs. Curcio.

          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


Mary Lillian Curcio

MARY LILLIAN CURCIO

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August 18, 2010                         Page 5B

 

evin hale patterson

 

Mr. Evin Hale Patterson age 66 of Honaker Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2010 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Patterson was born on Dec. 14, 1943 in Union County, the son of the late Howard Patterson and the late Thelma Sims Patterson.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He had worked with Georgia Boot as supervisor for over twenty-five years.  After retiring from Georgia Boot he was employed with United Community Bank for over eleven years.  Evin enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and most of all his church.  He was a member of the Dooley Masonic Lodge.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelley Ona Patterson and a sister, Muralona Murray.  Evin was a member and Deacon of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Surviving Evin are his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Faye Carroll Patterson of Blairsville, three sisters and two brother-in-laws, Geraldine and Norman Zecher of Middletown, OH, Rosella Moore of Middletown, Shirley and Don McClure of McDonough, GA, four brothers and three sister-in-laws, Roy and Reba Patterson, Dale and Nora Patterson, Richard and Diane Patterson and Benny Patterson all of Blairsville, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Beavers and Rev. Evan Hughes officiating. Special music presented by the Mt. Pleasant Church Choir.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers: Doug Hughes, Denver Garrett, Jason Helton, Jeremy Adams, Ralph Carroll and David Carroll.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Hubert Legg, Eric Collins, Horace Parker, Charles Hughes, Steve Kimsey and Bryan Southern.  Interment followed in the Dillard Chapel Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening after 6 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


Evin Hale Patterson


EVIN HALE PATTERSON

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August 18, 2010                         Page 5B

 

lillian a. jackson

 

            Mrs. Lillian A. Jackson, age 87 of Blairsville, died Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

            Mrs. Jackson was born on May 22, 1923, and was a native of Jackson County.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Amanda Ash, and a grandson, Scott Shattles.  She was a seamstress, mother and “Mimi” to all her children who loved her.  She was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include her husband, Russell Ray Jackson, daughter, Janice (Donald) Shattles, granddaughter, Layne (John) Ward, great grandchildren, Andrew and Jeffrey Ward, all of Blairsville; sisters, Gladys Pearsall, Gadsden, AL, Jessie Myer, Arnoldsville, GA; and a brother, Rev. James Ashe, Bishop, GA. 

            Services were held in the chapel of Sammons Funeral Home, Soperton at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 14, with the Rev. James Ashe officiating.  Burial was in Ricks Family Cemetery, Blackville.

            An online register book for the family may be signed at www.sammonsfuneralhome.com





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August 18, 2010                         Page 5B

 

clifford g. talley jr. (coach)

 

 Clifford G. Talley Jr. (Coach) age 72 of Blairsville and also of Bradenton, FL passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 10 ,2010 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Talley was born on March 28, 1938 in Wood River, IL, the son of the late Clifford G. Talley Sr. and the late Mildred Brown Talley.  Coach Talley was a teacher and coach for over thirty-two years in Illinois.  He was Captain at the University of Missouri at the same time that Wilt Chamberlain was the Captain at Kansas University and they played against each other many times.  He also toured with the Harlem Globe Trotters while playing with the Washington Generals.  Coach Talley enjoyed boating, golf, sports, cars and renovating houses with his wife Linda.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and played an important role in the lives of many student-athletes over the years.  Mr. Talley and his wife attended Ivy Log Baptist Church.

Surviving Coach Talley are his loving wife of fourteen years, Linda Poli Talley of Blairsville and Bradenton, FL, one daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Jody Moore of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, one son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Noreen Talley of Newport Beach, CA, six grandchildren, Elizabeth, R.J., Mary Katherine and Ryan Moore, Ethan and Lauren Talley.

A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date in Illinois.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Coach Cliff Talley Basketball memorial Fund care of United Township High School, 1275 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL 61244.  Please make donations payable to "United Education Foundation for Coach Talley".

            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

Clifford G. Talley, Jr.

CLIFFORD G. TALLEY, JR.

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August 18, 2010                         Page 5B

 

frankie “belva jean” barnes

 

            Mrs. Frankie “Belva Jean” Barnes age  66 of Mt. Pleasant Church Rd., Blairsville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Barnes was born on Jan. 30, 1944 in Dahlonega, GA, the daughter of the late Thomas Brown and the late Cora Jane Nix Brown.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Barnes in March of this year, a daughter, Norma Jean Barnes, a son, Ronnie Barnes, brothers, Oble Francis, Benny and Wacel Brown, and a sister, Mary Ruth Bagwell.  Mrs. Barnes was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Barnes are two daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne Green and her fiancé, Danny Payne of Blairsville, Sarah and Nelson Patterson of Blairsville, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Johnny and Debbie Barnes of Blairsville, Keith Barnes of Blairsville, two brothers and one sister-in-law Zeno and Dessie Brown of Blairsville, Clinton Brown of Augusta, GA, four sisters and one brother-in-law, Vassie Garrett, Dot Garrett, both of Hiawassee, Marie Burnette of Blairsville, Shirley and Eugene Pope of Blairsville, eleven grandchildren, Greg and Any Barnes, Avery, Shane and Cody Patterson, Corey and Amy Green, Ashley West, Robbie Abercrombie, Alyssa and Keirra Barnes, ten great grandchildren, Gage and Kane Barnes, Faith, Mason and Bradley West, Chase Payne, Trenton green and Russell Barnes, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Merel Fortenberry and Michelle Webb.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Corey Green, Shane Patterson, Richard West, Adam Payne, Greg Barnes and Storm Johnston.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Nelson and Avery Patterson.  Interment followed in the Meadow View cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home 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

Frankie Barnes

FRANKIE BARNES

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August 18, 2010                         Page 5B

 

wymer gordon samson jr.

 

               Mr. Wymer Gordon Sampson Jr. age 79 of Pleasant Hill Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday August 9, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Sampson was born on Jan. 16, 1931 in Towns County, GA, the son of the late Wymer Gordon Sampson Sr. and the late Beulah Mae Swanson Sampson.  He was a lifelong resident of Union and Towns counties.  Wymer retired from Standard Telephone Company as Supervisor with over thirty-eight years of service.  He loved country music, NASCAR and playing with the computer, but most of all he loved his church and loved the Lord.  He was a past member of the Union County Lions Club.  Mr. Sampson was a member of Old Union Baptist Church and was Chairman of the Deacons.

            Surviving Mr. Sampson are his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Mattie Allison Sampson of Blairsville, three daughters and son-in-laws, Connie and Tony Durham of Chickamauga, GA, Karen and Bill Taffs of Tucker, GA, Kathy Sampson of Oakwood, GA, one son, Phillip Sampson Sr. of Oakwood, one sister, Frances Cook of Marietta, aunt, Pearl Carson of Canton, nieces, Melissa Cook and Dave Sherman of Woodstock, Pam and Kenny Allred of Canton, five grandchildren, Allison, Jennifer, Phillip Wymer Sampson Jr., Georgiana and Victoria, one great grandchild, Brylee, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 12, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Old Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Rev. Jimmy Hogsed officiating.  Special music was presented by the Rogers Family.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Bill Taffs, Tony Durham, Stanley Garrett, Bo Conley, Terry Kelly and Todd Collins.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of Old Union Baptist Church, Charles McClure, Ray Hall, Fred Martin, James Turpin Jr. and Jerry Jenkins.  Interment followed in the Old Union Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm.

            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

 

Wymer Gordon Sampson, Jr.

WYMER GORDON SAMPSON, JR.

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