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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 19, 2009             Page 15A

 

rosie idell nix

 

            Mrs. Rosie Idell Nix, age 89, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Nix was born in Union County, GA, on May 19, 1920, a daughter of the late Seth Lonnie Nelson and Tempia Louise Collins Nelson.  She had been a lifelong resident of Blairsville and was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.  Mrs. Nix had been preceded in death by her husband, Roy Walter Nix, in 1971; two sisters: Gladys Brown and Lillie Everett; and a brother, Theron Nelson.   

            Surviving family members include two sisters: Mary Seabolt, of Blairsville and Pearl Hutson, of Ballground, GA; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, August 16, 2009, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Young, Rev. Harley Hunter, and Rev. Waymond Lovell officiating.  Carolyn Smith, accompanied by Jimm Jones, presented the music.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:   Carroll Brown, John Seabolt, Byron Hutson, Jim Everett, Jeremy Adams, and Michael Adams.  Burial was in Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Saturday evening, August 15, 2009, from 6 until 9 p.m.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please visit our website – www.cochranfuneralhomes.com and send condolences to the family, and to view Mrs. Nix’s LifeTribute Video.         


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gwendolyn naomi nutt

 

            Mr. , Gwendolyn Naomi Nutt, age 45, of Blairsville, GA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 23, 2009.

Gwen was born in Atlanta, GA, on January 3, 1964, and had lived in Blairsville for most of her life.  She attended Youngstown Baptist Church and was a caregiver.  Her husband, the late Edward M. Nutt, passed away in 2002. 

            Surviving family members include daughters and their husbands: Bethina Naomi and randy Patton, of Morganton, GA; Carrie Lynn steward and Chispa Torres, of Blairsville; and son, William Jacob Nutt, of Blairsville; mother, Dorothy Patterson, of Blairsville; father, Rufus Chitwood, of Atlanta; sisters: Tina Denise Lucas, of Hawkinsville, GA, and Rhonda Lynn Hood, of Blairsville; brothers: John Anthony Chitwood, and Bart Arthur Chitwood, both of Blairsville, and William Dean Chitwood, of Mineral bluff, Georgia; six grandchildren: Paige Nicole Patton, James Dean Patton, Levi Edward Patton, savannah Grace Patton, Kenneth Edwin Torres, and Emily Rosa Torres.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, August 16, 2009, at 5 p.m. at the Chapel of Cochran funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Jonathan Hood officiating.  Special music was presented by Youngstown Quartet.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Randy Patton, Chispa Torres, Dean Chitwood, Bart Chitwood, John Chitwood, and Daniel Chitwood.  Burial was in Owltown Church of God Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Saturday, August 15, 2009, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. 

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please send condolences to the family at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Note:  North Georgia News, front page, August 19, 2009   “Suspect arrested within hours after murder of female”


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 19, 2009             Page 15A

 

donald james britton

 

            Mr. Donald James Britton, age 64, of Blairsville passed away at home on Saturday, August 8 following a short illness.  Mr. Britton was born on March 8, 1945, in Toronto, Canada.  Don and his wife Ann have worked together in Blairsville as Britton realty for more than a decade.  He was well known among family, friends and clients not only for his wisdom and expertise, but also for a wonderful sense of humor.  Don wrote a real estate column in the North Georgia News the past several years.  Mr. Britton was preceded in death by his parents Norm and Rita, and brother Bob. 

            Surviving Don is his loving wife Ann, two sons and two grandchildren, Vincent (Nicole), Jack and Chris Britton of Lake Worth, FL, and Jeffrey Britton of Tampa, FL; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Mary Britton of Portage, Canada, Doug and Judy Britton of Blairsville, ted Britton and Bill Hilsinger of Pacifica, CA; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews in Canada.

            A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, August 27, 7 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home with Phillip Meeks officiating and visitation following.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials of Don be made to Georgia Mountains Hospice, 70 Caring Way, Jasper, GA 30143.  


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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opal faye hamby

 

            Mrs. Opal Faye Hamby, age 76, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 14, 2009 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Hamby was born April 24, 1933 in Union County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Leonard and Mattie Mae Shook Howell.  She was a native and long time resident of Union County and  was a member of the Choestoe Baptist Church.  Mrs. Hamby was preceded in death by 9 brothers and sisters.   

Surviving family members include her husband, Dennis Hamby of Blairsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Randy Hensley of Duluth, GA; and Kathy and Ron Guess of Sugar Hill, GA; granddaughter, Shannon Edwards of Buford, GA, and grandson, Jacob Hensley of Sugar Hill.  Many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, August 17, 2009 at 1 p.m. from Choestoe Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Zollinger and Chaplain Ron Guess officiating.  The body lay in state at the church Monday from 12:30 until 1 p.m.  Special music was presented by Eddie Owens.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Buck Martinez, Eddie Owens, Randy Hensley, Jacob Hensley, Dean Collins Shannon Edwards and Keith Howell.  Interment followed in Choestoe Cemetery.  The family met with friends on Sunday evening, from 6 until 9 p.m. 

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com.  Please visit our website and send condolences to the family.