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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 23, 2006             Page 4C

 

estelle barrett allen

 

Mrs. Estelle Barrett Allen, age 89, of Julius Chambers Rd., Blairsville, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Friday August 18, 2006 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Allen was born on July 2, 1917in Hall County, GA, the daughter of the late Howard Barrett and the late Lula White Barrett. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley (J.W.) Allen in 1978, a son, Bobby Joe Allen in 1995.  Mrs. Allen was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Allen are son and daughter-in-law, Benny and Ruenelle Allen of Blairsville, daughter, Joan A. Allen of Gainesville, son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Judy M. Allen of Pendergrass, ten grandchildren, Randy, Wesley and Mary Beth Allen, Bambi and Rodney Stone, Jill and Robert Chambers, Leyta Jordan, Mike lance and Aleah Brown, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday Aug. 19, 2006 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Fred Lodge officiating.  Special music was presented by Nelson and Mildred LeCroy.  Interment and graveside services followed at 2 p.m. from the Memorial park Cemetery in Gainesville.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-9pm.

 

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 23, 2006             Page 5C

 

henry jackson rountree

 

Mr. Henry Jackson Rountree, age 75, of Skeenah Gap Rd. Suches, formerly of Buckhead, GA passed away on Thursday Aug. 17, 2006 following an extended illness.  Mr. Rountree was born on Sept. 30, 1930 in Atlanta, GA, the son of the late Claude Rountree and the late Edith Jackson Rountree.  He was a successful self-employed Optician in Atlanta for over forty years.  He served in the Navy, umpired professional and collegiate baseball and was the first inductee of the NCAA Baseball Umpires Hall of Fame.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM.  Mr. Rountree was a member of Coosa Methodist Church.

Surviving Mr. Rountree are his loving wife of twenty-four years, Jane Isbell Rountree of Suches, two daughters and one son-in-law, Kim Rhodes of Columbia, SC, Kris and Robert Gordon of Buckhead, GA, three sons and daughter-in-laws, Harry and Brenda Rountree of myrtle Beach, SC, Jack and Jamie Rountree of Buckhead, GA, Michael and Melissa Rountree of Montgomery, AL, one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Evoline Rountree of EAST Point, one sister, Dr. Judy Newton of Cumming, thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday Aug. 19, 2006 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Billy Pitman and Rev. Katie Strals.  Special music was presented by James Stephens.  Military honors were presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  Interment and graveside services were held on Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Buckhead Cemetery in Buckhead, GA.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-9pm.

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 23, 2006             Page 5C

 

gloria annette warren johnson

 

Mrs. Gloria Annette Warren Johnson, age 62, of Golden Ridge Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday Aug. 7, 2006 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Johnson was born on May 1, 1944 in Poughkeepie, NY, the daughter of the late Louis Warren and the late Eileen Lucas Warren.  She was a member of AARP.  Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Orlando First Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Johnson are her loving husband, Glenn Johnson of Blairsville, one brother, Frank Antenucci of WA, one sister, Virginia Butler of NY, Aunt, Gloria Dorn of Blue Ridge, several nieces, nephews, cousins and 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 the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Johnson’s memory. 

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 23, 2006             Page 5C

 

paul vernon smith

 

          Mr. Paul Vernon Smith, age 48 of Pond Rd. Blairsville, passed away on Thursday August 17, 2006 in Towns County from injuries received from a lawn mower accident. Mr. Smith was born on Dec. 29, 1957 in Williamsburg, KY, the son of Marie Staley and the late Rev. Paul Junior Smith. He was a kind and very loving husband, father and grandfather. He always worked hard providing for his family.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially by his family.  Mr. Smith was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving Mr. Smith are his loving wife of nineteen years, Barbara Meers Smith of Blairsville, mother, Marie Smith-Jenkins, four sons and one daughter-in-law, David and Donna Hughes of Blairsville, Daniel Smith and Everett Smith both of Williamsburg, KY, Brian Smith of Blairsville, one daughter and-son-in law, Natasha and Carlos Diaz of Blairsville, two sisters and brother-in-laws, Frances and Don Yantis of Piqua, OH, Lori and Johnny Miller all of Williamsburg, KY, three brothers and two sisters, Billy Smith, David and Sonja Smith, all of Williamsburg, Johnny and Juanita Smith of Ohio, three grandchildren, Madison Hughes, Camden and Kaylee Smith, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Monday August 21, 2006 at 2p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tommy Jones and Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  Special music was presented by Michael and Danita Kennedy.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers: Jonathan Fortenberry, Nathan Williams, Ethan Garrett, Josh Garrett, Josh Dills and Ricky Williams.  Interment followed in the Coopers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

            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.mountainviewfuenralhome.com

 

 


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August 23, 2006             Page 5C

 

william james brennan

 

Mr. William James Brennan, age 87, of Stonehenge Dr., Blairsville, passed away on Monday August 14, 2006 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Brennan was born on Feb. 10, 1919 in Newark, NJ, the son of the late John James Brennan and the late Catherine Brennan.  He was a veteran of the US Army of WWII.  Before his retirement at age 75, he owned and operated a Bicycle sales and repair shop.  He was well known in the bicycle world and was inducted in the Bicycle Hall of Fame.  He was also featured in the book “Hearts of lions”.  He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-three years, Frances Barbara Keene Brennan and a brother, John Brennan Jr. and by a sister, Gertrude Unkert.  Mr. Brennan was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Surviving Mr. Brennan are a step-daughter and son-in-law, Patricia (Penny) and Sterling Wise of Morganton, one sister and brother-in-law, Genvieve and Allen Hayes of Whiting, NJ, four grandchildren, Michaael Wise, Sharon Youngman, Christoper and Timothy Wise, several nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday Aug. 26, 2006 at 11:30am from the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Richard Wise officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Georgia Mtn. Hospice, PO box 580 Jasper, GA 30143 in Mr. Brennan’s memory. 

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 23, 2006             Page 5C

 

milagros guadalupe jimenez-cano

 

            Little Miss Milagros Guadalupe Jimenez-Cano, infant daughter of Manuel Jimenez-Cruz and Vivianna Tobar-Cano, went to Heaven on Tuesday August 15, 2006 in the Fannin Regional Hospital.

Surviving Milagros are her parents, Manuel Jimenez-Cruz and Viviana Tobar-Cano of Blairsville, two sisters, Maria Margarita Jimenez-Cano and Araceli Jimenez-Cano both of Blairsville, several aunts, uncles, cousins also survive.

Funeral services were held on FRIDAY August 18, 2006 at 11 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Richard Wise officiating.  Interment followed in St. Clare’s Columbarium.

            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 23, 2006             Page 5C

 

rebecca lockett snipes

 

            Mrs. Rebecca Lockett Snipes, age 86, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, August 18, 2006 at Union General Hospital.  Mrs. Snipes was born Saturday, May 6, 1920 in Cuthbert, GA, to the late W.H. Lockett and the late Sara Tucker Lockett.  Mrs. Snipes was born, raised, and lived most of her life in Cuthbert.  She moved to Branan Lodge in Blairsville in May of 2004.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  Mrs. Snipes was preceded in death by her husband, W.E. Snipes, Jr.; brothers, Herbert Lockett and Jack Lockett; and sisters Ruby L. Mills and Hilda L. Rankin.

            Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Billy H. and Jane W. Snipes of Young Harris, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Kay T. Snipes of Miramar, FL; grandson and his wife, Dr. Brad and Jane Snipes and their children, Will, Tucker and Mary Margaret of Rocky Face, GA; grandson and his wife, Clark and Lauren Snipes and their daughter, Rosemary Anna of Americus, GA; grandson and his wife, Jason and Jessica Snipes of Richland, GA; granddaughter Kellie Snipes of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter, Deena Snipes of Clarkston, GA; and granddaughter and her husband, Rebecca and Brad Jones of Jackson, MS.  Four nieces and three nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, August 20, 2006 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home with the Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.  Music was provided by Kay T. Snipes and Ryan Showalter.  Graveside services were held Monday, August 21, 2006 at 2 p.m. from Eastview Cemetery in Cuthbert, with Rev. Tom McClendon officiating.  The family received friends at the funeral home form 2-3, Sunday, August 20.

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

 

           

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August 23, 2006             Page 4C

 

john p. souther

 

John Paul Souther, age 91, died at his home Friday, August 18, 2006.  He was a distinguished World War II Veteran, local businessman and noted Georgia author.

Mr. Souther turned his combat experience in WWII and his early life on a Blue Ridge mountain farm into two popular nonfiction accounts that found a ready market among servicemen and their families world-wide, as well as North Georgians.

The first book, “War Not Forgotten,” an eyewitness account of his experience as a front line officer engaged in combat in North Africa and Italy, was published when he was 80 and was based on his war-time diary.  The second, “Between The Bald and The Blood” named after Georgia’s two highest mountains where his family farm was located, was popular throughout North Georgia and beyond.  It portrayed daily life and hardships on a mountain farm during the years before and after the Great Depression.

Mr. Souther actively promoted both books, giving numerous presentations to civic, school, community and military organizations.  Among these was the 1st Armored Division, in which he served during the war.  He regularly attended the division’s reunions, held in a different US city each year.  He was also instrumental in recording the experiences of many fellow servicemen on video for inclusion in a history of WWII veterans to be placed in the Library of Congress.

In addition to writing and speaking activities, Mr. Souther served as the past president of the Lyman hall Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution was a lifetime member of the Gainesville BPOE, the First United Methodist Church, the Gainesville Men’s Garden Club, and many other civic and social organizations.  He was instrumental in placing a bronze statues of George Washington on the corner of Washington and Green Streets in Gainesville, Georgia.  The statue commemorated the 200th anniversary of the death of the nation’s first president.

Mr. Souther retired from the Reserve Forces in 1964 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He served 19 years in the servers after 5 years of active duty in WWII.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation from the University of Georgia, with a BS degree in Forestry.  He maintained an interest in forestry throughout his life even though he never worked in the field.  He introduced the bur oak tree, native of Ohio, into Georgia and propagated many of the trees now seen throughout the state.  He won both state and county awards for growing the largest but oak tree in Georgia.

In WWII, Mr. Souther was a highly decorated office.  He received the Silver Star for gallantry in action in Tunisia, the Croix de Guerre, a French decoration by president Charles de Gaulle, the Army Commendation Medal, the Victory Medal and others.  Upon returning to the US, he was assigned to the Cavalry School at Ft. Riley, Kansas, as an instructor in the tactics department.  After VE Day, he returned to Gainesville, and remained active in the reserves.  He is a life member of the VFW and the Reserve Officers Association, a member of the Great Atlanta Chapter of the WWII Round Table, the American Legion, and an honorary member of the Korean Veterans Association.  His many business endeavors included a stint with the Georgia Department of labor from 1948-1056 where he placed many returning servicemen in jobs.

In 1946, he joined the J.D. Jewell organization, Gainesville’s pioneer poultry operation, as a farm manager and subsequently, joined his father in law, Roy W. Parks in their own business, R.W. parks Hatchery and Feed from 1956-1959.  They grew and sold poultry throughout North Georgia by contracting with local farmers.

In 1960, Mr. Souther joined Republic Steel in its Southeastern sales office as a sales engineer.  He worked for the company for 10 years, and then joined Jackson EMC as a member services advisor for seven years.  In retirement, he remained active, managing a number of single and multi-family apartment properties and farms as well as a multi-tenant office building in downtown Gainesville, The Jackson Building, in which he and his wife were part owners.

He is survived by his wife Virginia Parks Souther; a son, William Park Souther, and daughter in law Sandra Gilmer Souther; and grandson, Dr. Jonathan Mark Souther, professor of history at Cleveland State University and his wife, Stacey Shull Souther.  He is also survived by a daughter, Lynn Souther Godshall of Atlanta and her husband, Jacob William Godshall.

Mr. Souther was the son of Jeptha Freeman Souther and Mintie Dyer Souther of Choestoe, Georgia.  He was one of nine children, of whom only one survives, his sister, Eva Souther Frazier of Suches, Georgia.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A memorials service will be held in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at 2pm.  Dr. Terry Walton and Dr. Hugh Cauthen will officiate.  There will be a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Rd. NE, Gainesville, Georgia 30506.  The family will receive friends after the service in the Gathering Room.  Member of the open Door Sunday School Class, Lyman Hall Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, Lanier Mens Garden Club, and Korean War Veterans are asked to sit as a group for the memorial Service.  Mason and Ward Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia.