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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 7, 2005                     Page 6B

 

mr. james r. (ralph) sparks

 

Mr. James R. (Ralph) Sparks, age 75, of 3300 Nottley Dam Road, Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Sparks was born on February 17, 1930 in Union County, the son of the late Fred William Sparks and the late Amanda Julia Wiley.  He was a native and life long resident of Union County.  He retired in 1992 from Wright & Lopes as a welder.  A Marine Corps Veteran.  Preceding him in death are his parents, brothers and son Ronnie Sparks.  Mr. Sparks was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Sparks are his loving wife Claudette Pettett Sparks of Blairsville, and daughter, Alicia B. Jones, son and daughter-in-law Tony and Faye Brown of Blairsville.  Five grandchildren and four Great Grandchildren, five Nieces, four nephews and many other loving relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday September 6, 2005 in Chapel of Mountain Funeral Home at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Randy Hughes and Tommy Jones officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Keith Foster Jr., Darren Groves, Jim Sparks, Glen Davenport, Jimmy Hardin, Walter Sparks.  Interment was in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 7, 2005                     Page 6B

 

mr. william kitchens

 

Mr. William Kitchens, age 72, of Blairsville, GA and Nacogdoches, TX, passed away Saturday, September 3, 200 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta due to complications from pneumonia.

Mr. Kitchens was born Thursday, October 13, 1932 in Lamesa, TX to the late James L. Kitchens and the late Susie Marie Johnson Kitchens.

Later, moving to Concord and Martinez, CA he graduated from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and worked for Shell Oil Co. for 35 years.

Surviving Mr. Kitchens are her beloved wife of 48 years; Margaret “Suzie” Kitchens, daughter, Lynn Kitchens of Greensboro, NC, grandsons, Ian Fraher of Nacogdoches, TX, Aaron Fraher of Charlotte, NC, and Kevin and Jonathan Fraher of Greensboro, NC, sister, Ann Ziemer of Concord, CA, numerous nieces, nephews and many loving friends.

He was preceeded in death by his son, Kevin S. Kitchens and 8 brothers and sisters.

The family requests that memorials be made in honor of their 2 grandsons with autism (Aaron and Kevin Fraher) to the Autism Society of North Carolina, 505 Oberlin Rd., Suite 230, Raleigh, NC 27605-1345 in William Kitchens’ memory, or to the charity of your choice.

A memorials service will be held at a later date.

The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia 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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Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 7, 2005                     Page 7B

 

andrew “john” jackson aylor, jr.

 

Mr. Andrew Jackson (better known as John) Aylor Jr., age 78, of Pleasant Valley Rd. Blairsville, formerly of Covington, GA, passed away on Monday August 29, 2005 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Aylor was born on Oct. 19, 1926 in Burley, ID, the son of the late Andrew Aylor Sr. and the late Viva Mae Decker Aylor.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Aylor in 2005.  He retired in 1982 from AT&T with over thirty six years of service.  He was a veteran of the Navy-Air Force of WWII and the Korean Wars.  Mr. Aylor attended the Blairsville Church of Christ.

Surviving Mr. Aylor are his loving wife of fifty six years, Janeen Bell Aylor of Blairsville, one daughter, Janice Aylor of Covington, GA, one son, William (Bill) Aylor of Blairsville, one sister, Lera Bruce of Jerome, ID, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services were held on Sunday Sept 4, 2005 from the Blairsville Church of Christ with Minister Terry Stuart officiating.  The family met with friends at the church on Sunday from 2 pm-3pm.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Blairsville Church of Christ in Mr. Aylor’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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Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 7, 2005                     Page 7B

 

roger d. horne

 

Mr. Roger D. Horne, age 66, of My Way Rd., Blairsville, formerly of Jupiter, FL, passed away on Monday Aug. 29, 2005 in the Fannin Regional Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Horne was born on Jan. 31, 1939 in West Palm Beach, FL, the son of the late Kenneth M. Horne and the late Alice Corrine Horne.  Mr. Horne was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Horne in 2003.  He had retired from Pratt-Whitney Aerospace after thirty-four years of service.  He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps, a member of the VFW Post 7394, a member of the North Georgia Honor Guard, the Dooley Lodge #367 F&AM, a past Commander and member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Payne Camp of Blairsville, and a member of the Union County Historical Society.  Mr. Horne was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mr. Horne are two sons and daughters-in-laws, Rick and Donna Horne of Dallas, GA, Wayne and Dana Horne of Lithonia, GA, three brothers, Kenneth Horne Jr. of Dallas, TX, Wilson R. Horne and Neil A. Horne both of Jupiter, FL, two sisters, Ramona Stark of Hobe Sound, FL, Vera Brooker of Vero Beach, FL, five grandchildren, Russell, Kenneth, Collin, Alex and Kristin Horne, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday Sept 2, 2005 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jimmy McIntyre officiating.  Serving as pallbearers will be member of the North Georgia Honor Guard.  Interment will follow in the Pine Top Baptist church cemetery with the North Georgia Honor guard conducting military honors. 

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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Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 7, 2005                     Page 7B

 

mrs. louise henry herin

 

Mrs. Louise Henry Herin, age 81 of Blairsville, GA, formerly of West Palm Beach, FL passed away Saturday, August 27, 2005 at North East Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.  Mrs. Herin was born Monday, May 26, 1924 in Macon, GA to the late Fenton Eugene Hollingsworth and the late Gladys Davis Hollingsworth.  A member of member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in West Palm Beach, FL, she had been active in womens church groups and was a Choir member and Sunday School Teacher.  She also had been a Girl Scout Leader.  Mrs. Herin was preceded in death by her husband, Kingman Herin, sister, Eugenia Hollingsworth and granddaughter, Courtney Ann Craig.

Survivors include: son, Fred E. Henry, Jr. of Bradenton, FL, son, Joanne Louis Hollingsworth of West Chester, PA, daughter and son-in-law, Paula Jean and Jay Craig of Blairsville, GA, son and daughter-in-law, Franklin Thomas and Mary Beth Hollingsworth of Sicklerville, NJ, brother, Jack Hollingsworth of West Palm Beach, FL, grandson, Jacob Shelby Craig IV of Blairsville, GA, granddaughter, Jessica Sarai Craig of Blairsville, GA and grandson, Joshua Scott Craig of Blairsville, GA.

Memorial services were held Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Blairsville First Baptist Church with the Dr. Fred Lodge, Rev. Jim Geer and Dr. Jay Craig officiating.  Music was provided by Jacob Craig.  Entombment followed in Lake Worth Memorial Gardens.  In Lieu of flowers, the suggests donations be made to the Gideons.

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


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 7, 2005                     Page 7B

 

mrs. lucille a. elrich

 

Lucille A. Elrich, age 89, of Blairsville, Georgia died Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at Union General Hospital.  Mrs. Elrich had lived in the Fenton, Michigan area and retired to Deltona, Florida in 1978.  She moved to Blairsville in 2000.

After a long and wonderful life, Mrs. Elrich is survived by her family: Jeanette and Ernie DuFresne of Blairsville, Georgia, Harold and Patrica Elrich of Charlevoix, Michigan, Darla and Matthew Gore of Berkeley Lake, Georgia, Pamela and Eric Tilden of Flint, Michigan and two Great-Granddaughters, Autumn and Ellie, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home in Orange City, Florida.

Townson Rose Funeral Home, Murphy, NC is in charge of local arrangements.


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 7, 2005                     Page 7B

 

mr. charles clayton fears

 

Mr. Charles Clayton Fears, age 90, of Scenic Mtn. Park Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2005 in the San Fernando Hospital in Panama City, Panama following an extended illness.  Mr. Fears was born on Feb. 19, 1915 in Ossining, NY, the son of the late Charles Fears Sr. and the late Matilda Keenan Fears.  He retired in 1972 as Chief of police with the Panama Canal.  He had made his home in Blairsville since 1980.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he was Past Grand Knight, a member of the Elks Club, a member of the International Chiefs of Police and the NRA.  Mr. Fears was a member of the Columbus Catholic Church.

Surviving Mr. Fears are his loving wife, Joyce Fears of Blairsville, two children, Elizabeth Goldstein of Panama. Charles Fears III of Scotch Plains, NJ, two step children, Sharron Emmons of Meriden, CT, Randy Emmons of Woodbury, CT, two brothers, George Fears of Dothan, AL, James Fears of WA, two sisters, Marian fears of Waterbury, CT, Elizabeth Lucid of Naugatuck, CT, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial services 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 Mr. Fears 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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Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 7, 2005                     Page 7B

 

mrs. mary louise mccann sharbaugh

 

Mrs. Mary Louise McCann Sharbaugh, age 90, of Suches, GA and formerly of Carrolltown, PA, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at the Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, GA.

Mrs. Sharbaugh was born May 29, 1915 in Patton, PA, the daughter of James and Maryann McCann.

She was preceded in death by husband Alvin Sharbaugh in 1997.

She is survived by daughters: Nancy Larson, Silverton, OR, Patricia Kunkel and husband, Stan, of Suches, GA, and son, Jim Sharbaugh and wife, Susan, of Suches, GA.  Six grandchildren also survive.

A memorials service was held at the Union County Nursing Home on Thursday, September 1, 2005.  Funeral Mass and burial were held in Carrolltown, PA on September 6, 2005.

Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Nursing Home, 550 Nursing Home Circle, Blairsville, GA, or Georgia Mountains Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 580, Jasper, GA 30143.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, GA was in charge of the arrangements.

 

NOTE:  The North Georgia News, September 7, 2005 Page 16A  “Memorial Service at Union County Nursing Home” [includes photo]


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 7, 2005                     Page 7B

 

mr. charley bull soriero

 

Mrs. Charley Bull Soriero, age 77, of Fall Lane, Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Soriero was born on July 4, 1928 in Jersey City, NJ, the son of the late Dominick Soriero and the late Nive Mele Soriero.  He retired from the City of Hollywood, FL. In 1978.  He was a veteran of the US Army of the Korean War.  He was a member of the NRA, the American Rodeo Assoc, and the American Quarter Horse Assoc.  Mr. Soriero was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Mr. Soriero is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Beatrice Tesauro Soriero of Blairsville; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Chuck and Anne Soriero of Mebourne, FL, Mike Soriero of Orlando, FL, Ernie Soriero and his fiancé Robin Melton of Blairsville, Scott and Vivian Soriero of Titusville, FL; one brother, Ray Soriero of Hollywood, FL; five grandchildren: Montana, Caleb, Rachael, Gina, Marcie and Marlana; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at 9 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Richard Wise officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Chuck, Mike, Scott and Ernie Soriero.  Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens cemetery with the North Georgia Honor Guard conducting military honors.

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.