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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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September 2, 2009                     Page 4C


rufus warren


            Mr. Rufus Warren age 67 of Douglasville, GA, and previously of Blairsville passed away on Monday, August 24, 2009 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.  Mr. Warren was born in Fannin County, Georgia on January 4, 1942 the son of the late Arvil Warren and Ethel Grizzle Warren.  He was retired from the city of Marietta and then worked with the Marietta Housing Authority.

Mr. Rufus Warren is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mrs. Corliss Walker Warren of Douglasville, GA; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. Carl Warren of Douglasville, GA, Mr. & Mrs. Marcus (Tamara) Warren of Cartersville, GA, and Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy (Julie) Warren of Douglasville, GA; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. Eugene Warren of Blairsville, GA, Mr. & Mrs. Paul (Evelyn) Warren of Blairsville, GA, Mrs. Ruby Warren of Blairsville, GA, and Mrs. Lee Ruth Warren of Blairsville, GA; 2 sisters & brothers-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Burliss (Sue) Pickelsimer of Chatsworth, GA, Mr. & Mrs. Marshall (Faye) Pangle of Dalton, GA, 8 grandchildren, Levi Warren, Timothy Warren, Micah Warren, Christian Warren, Morgan Warren, Elijah Warren, Preston Warren and Kaylee Warren; many nieces and nephews, and many other beloved family members and friends. 

Mr. Warren was preceded in death by his brothers Earl Warren, Junior Warren and Stancil Warren.

Pallbearers include: Michael Warren, Anthony Warren, Terry Warren, Philip Warren, Kenneth Pendergrass.  Honorary pallbearer William L. Douglas. 

            Funeral services for Mr. Rufus Warren were held Friday, August 28, 2009 at 2 PM from the Chapel of Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home with the Reverend Eubert Legg officiating. 

            The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 PM until 9 PM and on Thursday from 9 AM until 9 PM and on Friday from 9 AM until the service began at 2 PM.

            Please visit www.jeffeberhartfuneralhomecom to sign the register book or to share a memory.       

Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home in Dallas, Georgia in charge of local arrangements, 770-445-4496.        


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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September 2, 2009                     Page 4C


martyne ruth jokela


            Mrs. Martyne Ruth Jokela, age 82 of Faith Acres Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26,2009 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Jokela was born on July 2, 1927 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late James Patrick Dwyer and the late Martyne Ruth Owen Dwyer.  Martyne was a Charter Member, Board of Director, Treasurer, Preservationist of the year 2006 of the Union County Historical Society.  She was also a Member and Adjutant of the Union County Chapter of Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary, a member of the North GA Honor Guard, Board of Directors and treasurer of the Blairsville/Union County Chamber of Commerce.  She also was a American Red Cross volunteer.  Martyne was a loving sister, aunt and was a friend to many.  Martyne was of the non-denominational faith. 

            Surviving Martyne are one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Jim Allen of Tallahassee, FL, five brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Ann Dwyer of Chicago, IL, Bob and Mary Dwyer of Blairsville, Thomas and Betty Dwyer of Blairsville, Kevin and Elaine Dwyer of Carrolton, GA, Frank and Janice McMonigle of Villa Rica, GA, nephews and spouses, Sean and Kay Dwyer, Patrick Allen, Robert Jr. and Kim Dwyer, Michael and Kim Dwyer, Kevin Dwyer Jr., Darren and Deanna McMonigle, Keith and Ruth McMonigle, Donald and Debra Dwyer, nieces and spouses, Kathy and George Storm, LuAnn and Edwin Seibert, Kathy and Dave Denhart, Sharon Dwyer, Patty and Gerald Cook, Leslie Allen, Nancy Harrison, April and Ralph Hughes, Lisa Dwyer, many other relatives and friends also survive. 

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Wofford Kelley officiating.  Special music was presented by Sarah Kelley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Sean Dwyer, Michael Dwyer, Robert Dwyer Jr., Ralph Hughes, Gerald Cook and Justin Davenport.  Interment followed in the Holly Hill Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. 

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at