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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 3, 2008         Page 17A

 

jeffrey l. shipley

 

            Mr. Jeffrey L. Shipley of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at the V.A. Hospital in Atlanta.  Jeff was born in Arnold, PA, on Jan. 19, 1947.  He lived and attended school in Western, PA, and soon after graduating joined the U.S. Army.  After his discharge from the Army, Jeff and his wife Paulette moved to Toledo, OH, where he worked in sales and insurance.  He later lived in Jacksonville, FL, and worked in landscaping before moving to Blairsville.

Jeff is survived by his three children, Melissa Patton of Toledo, OH, two sons, Gregory Shipley of Toledo and Jeff Shipley of Blairsville, three brother and one sister-in-law, Jerome and Janet Shipley of Blairsville, Douglas Shipley of PA, Jon Shipley of Springfield, MO, one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Ray Zadai of Blairsville, three grandchildren, Sheldon and Justin Shipley and Maya Patton, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 12, 2008 at 1 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Keyes officiating.  IN lieu of flowers if you wish, the family request that memorials may be made to the American Cancer

            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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maggie myrtis mott

 

            Maggie Myrtis Mott passed away on August 26, 2008.  Mrs. Maggie Myrtis Brasswell Mott was born on August 5, 1925 in Sweetwater, AL.  She married Winton Hillary Mott of Red Level, AL, in 19950 and moved to Atlanta, GA.

            Maggie Mott attended nursing school in Oklahoma City, OK, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  She was employed as a registered nurse at Emory University Hospital, Columbus Medical Center, and as a private duty nurse in Columbus, GA.  She moved to Union County, GA and then to Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee, GA.

            Surviving Maggie Mott are her three children: Dr. Terrie Mott Kelly of Young Harris, GA; Wynn Mott of Suches, GA; and David Mott of Luxemburg, WI.  Her nine grandchildren are John Kelly, Jennifer Mott Crisson, Dylan Mott, Hannah Mott, Gabriel Mott, Luke Mott, Winton Mott, Dexter Mott, and Kathryn Mott.  Her great granddaughter is Addison Crisson.

            As a tribute to Maggie Mott and her family, instead of flowers, a visit with a nursing home resident would be appreciated.

            From the song written by John Prine and sung by Joan Baez:

            Ya’ know that old trees just grow stronger,

            And old rivers grown wider ev’ry day.

            But old people just grow lonesome

            Waiting for someone to say, “Hello in there, hello.”


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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leah wilhour schreckengast

 

            Leah Wilhour Schreckengast passed away peacefully the morning of August 29, 2008 in Blairsville, GA.

            She was born to Andrew and Ruth Wilhour on September 27, 1925 in Sunbury, PA.  She graduated from Sunbury HIGH School in 1943 and was a member Ti-Hi.  She went on to become a dental assistant until she married William Schreckengast.

            She was a member of Liberty Hill United Methodist Church and volunteered in the local Head Start program.  She gave of her time generously to all.  Leah loved the north Georgia Mountains, spending time walking in the woods and feeding the fish in her pond, especially Dinah.

            Leah is survived by her children, Michael Charles Schreckengast and Lois Sue Chou; her grandchildren, Susan Schreckengast, Christy Schreckengast, Leann Schreckengast, Danielle Chou, Alexandra Chou and Carolina Chou; siblings, Richard Wilhour, Naomi White, Dorkus Burns, and Jean Schreffler.  Her best friend, Martha Brackett, who was like a daughter to Leah, also survives her.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Schreckengast; her sons Andrew Schreckengast and Thomas Burton Schreckengast; her sister Lois Dollman.

            Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2008 at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church with the Reverend Geri Worley officiating.  The pallbearers were John Brackett, Larry Brackett, Charles Brackett, James Weaver, Steve Ross and Luke Ross. 

            Memorials may be made to Liberty Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 670, Morganton, GA 30560.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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ruth joy town

 

            Mrs. Ruth Joy Town, age 77, of Red Oak Ln., Blairsville, formerly of Orlando, FL, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2008 following a brief illness.  Mrs. Town was born on August 9, 1931 in Stark, NY, the daughter of the late Renee martin and the late Ruth Inan Martin.  Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a friend to all who knew her.  Words cannot describe her beauty.  She will be deeply missed and never forgotten.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Town and a son, Christopher Town.  Mrs. Town was of the Methodist faith.

            Surviving Mrs. Town are two daughters and two sons-in-law, Cathy Dalton and her fiancée Gary Groves of Blairsville, Debbie and Otto Howard of  Central Square, NY, two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Rochell Town of CA, Donald and Nancy Town of Polk County, FL, one sister, Ina Martin of Orwell, NY, six grandchildren, Jarvis, Larissa, Jessica, Allison, Jack and Kayley, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to united Hospice in memory of Mrs. Town. 

            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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lorena nix turner

 

            Mrs. Lorena Nix Turner, age 86, of Gainesville Hwy., Blairsville passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28m, 2008 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Turner was born on May 5, 1922 in Union County, the daughter of the late W.H. (Ham) Nix and the late Fannie Townsend Nix.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  She was best known for her teaching for over 33 years in the Union County school system.  She retired in 1986.  She was a member of the Union County Teachers Assoc., the alpha Delta Kappa and the Eastern Star.  She loved reading, crossword puzzles, music and loved to go shopping.  Most of all, she loved visiting with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Turner, and a granddaughter, Sharon Michele Clay.  Mrs. Turner was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Turner are tow daughters and one son-in-law, Sandra and Art Mathewson of Marietta, pat Mathewson of Marietta, three sisters and one brother-in-law, Ruby Jewell Lance, Mary Lou Whitt, Charlotte and Garnett Collins, all of Blairsville, four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Homer and Catherine Nix, Clayton and Vernelle Nix, John and Suzanne Nix, all of Blairsville, Cranford Nix of Detroit, MI, three grandchildren, Chris (Dee) Mathewson, Andrew (Dana) Mathewson, David (Brittan) Mathewson, six great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bob Bone officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Chris, Andrew and David Mathewson, Clay McConnell, Jon Spiva and Jason Volingavage.  Interment  followed in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday 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 on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

           


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linda grubbs shepherd

 

            Linda Grubbs Shepherd, age 99, beloved other, grandmother and great-grandmother, died August 26, 2008 at Union General Hospital, Blairsville, GA.  She was preceded in death by her husband Col. Earl L. Shepherd (Ret.) and granddaughter, Susan Shepherd McNutt.  She was born July 26, 1909 in Orchard Hill, GA, to Nancy E. and Otis Grubbs.  She graduated from high school in Griffin, GA and attended A&M College in Barnesville, GA.

            She was an avid golfer for many years, winning her last tournament at age 81.  She continued playing golf until age 86 when, unfortunately, she broke her ankle.  She liked ice cream, playing bingo, poker, eating figs right of the tree and especially shopping.  Two of her favorite possessions were her Rich’s credit card and her personally autographed photo of golf legend Arnold Palmer.  All who knew her loved her warn, happy personality, very strong will, and crazy sense of humor.  She will be remembered for her fondness for “redbirds” (cardinals), her cornbread dressing, her coconut bakes that were usually lopsided but always delicious and the decades of fun-filled family holiday dinners at her home in Gadsden, AL.

            She is survived by her daughter, Betty Shepherd Butler of Blairsville, son Robert L. Shepherd (Beverly) Nashville, TN, her grandchildren Terri Butler Johnson (Jerry), Hiram, GA, Cindi Butler Wheatley (Patrick) Mableton, GA, Nancy Shepherd Lesser (Craig) Atlanta, GA, Scott Shepherd, Nashville, TN, and grandson-in-law, Chris McNutt, Woodstock, GA.  Six great-grandchildren had the good fortune to know and love this amazing woman: Caryn Mills (Scott) Douglasville, GA, Nicholas and Emily McNutt, Woodstock, GA, Ellen and Julie Lesser, Atlanta, GA, and Natalie Shepherd, Cookeville, TN.

            Graveside services were held Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Crest lawn memorial Park, Atlanta, GA.  Memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter, P.O. Box 1252, Blairsville, GA 30514.     

            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