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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 9, 2009         Page 17A

 

edward sylvanus towery

 

            Mr. Edward Sylvanus Towery, age 74, of Mitchell Dr., Blairsville, GA passed away on Friday, September 4, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. 

Mr. Towery was born in Blairsville, GA, on June 6, 1935, to the late Marcus Lihu Towery and Lula Belle Clark Towery.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry Prescott (JP) Towery, Rev. Mark (Junior) Towery, and Ray Towery; two sisters, Opal Towery and Etta Mae Jones.  He served in the US army, was a lifetime member of the D.A.V., a member of the Young Cane Masonic Lodge No. 597, F. & A.M., and a member of the Choestoe Baptist Church.  He owned and operated several businesses after returning to Blairsville in 1971, and retired from Arbor Acres Farm Inc. in 1995. 

            Surviving Mr. Towery are his wife of 46 years, (June 15, 1963) Miriam Housley Towery of the home; one brother & sister-in-law, Baxter & Diantha Towery of Yorkille,(sic) GA; several nieces & nephews, and other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 2 PM from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Music was provided by Robbie Jones.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers Blair Housley, B.B. Housley, Danny Sullivan, Jimmy Towery, Baxter Towery and Ron Towery.  The following were honorary pallbearers Dennis Hamby, Ronnie Odom, Rev. Ken Zollinger, Robbie Lou Jones, Angelia Transue, Rev. Mark Jones, Danny Towery, Joey Towery and Victor Towery.    Interment was in Union Memory Gardens with members of The North Georgia Honor Guard conducting Military Honors.  

            Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville, GA www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com in charge of arrangements.           


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viola harriett klopstein

 

            Mrs. Viola Harriett Klopstein age 94 of Five Forks Drive Murphy, NC, and also a resident of Union County Nursing Home passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Klopstein was born on Oct. 20, 1914 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Rufus Hatch and the late Christine Tess Hatch.  Viola was an excellent seamstress and a wonderful cook.  She was known at the nursing home as the “hat lady”.  She was a loving mother and grammi.  Viola was of the Lutheran faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Klopstein are one daughter, Gloria Micheals and her companion, Rick Mishak of Murphy, NC, one son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Cheryl Klopstein of San Diego, CA, four grandchildren, Cindy Barrett/Bagon and husband Michael, Skip and Maggie Barrett, Lisa and James Crowell and Carl Klopstein, five great grandchildren, Christine Barrett, Caitlin Barrett/Bagon, Nicole Barrett, Dylan and Ryan Crowell, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            No services are planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County Nursing Home in memory of Mrs. Klopstein.

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

                       


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marshall kirkland

 

            Mr. Marshall Kirkland age 79 of Blue Ridge Hwy., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 in the Kindred Hospital in Atlanta following an extended illness.  Mr. Kirkland was born on June 16, 1930 in Union County, the son of the late Samuel Kirkland and the late Aileen Nations Kirkland.  Marshall was a veteran of the US Army of the Korean and Vietnam Wars with over twenty-one years of service.  He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, the North GA. Honor Guard and Dooley Masonic Lodge F&AM.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Keith and John Kirkland and by two sisters, Mildred Ledford and Evelyn Matheson.  Mr. Kirkland was a member of Youngstown Baptist Church.   

            Surviving Mr. Kirkland are his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Juanita Hutchins Kirkland of Blairsville, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Gina and Franky Davidson of Blairsville, Sharon and Charles Kidd of Blairsville, Missie Kirkland of Blairsville, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Waymond and Frances Kirkland of Cartersville, Sammy and Madeline Kirkland of MI, two daughters-in-law, Lora Kirkland and Fran Kirkland both of Blairsville, five grandchildren, Kandi Collins, Casey Stuart, Kayla Plott, Drake Kirkland and Carli Kidd, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday Sept. 5, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jonathon Hood and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Rhonda Hood and Kelley Brewer.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Randall and Dean Kirkland, Ronnie, Kenny, Dwayne, Michael and Charles Wayne Ledford and Mike Morgan.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the American Legion, VFW and North GA. Honor Guard.  Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-9 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 www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.

                       


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paul clyde walton

 

            Paul Clyde Walton, 20, passed away suddenly on February 11, 2009.  He was a lifelong resident of both Union and Towns County.  He was born in Gainesville, GA, on September 7, 1988.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Paul and Geneva Nicholson; and paternal grandparents Bettye Jo Romeo and Robert Walton.

            He had many friends in both Blairsville and Towns County.  He was an avid baseball and football player.  He received 28 trophies and many awards in baseball, football, and track.  He was called “Goldberg” by his football team.  Paul loved motorcycles, fishing, all sports, being with his friends and playing with his two nephews and niece.  Paul never met a stranger.  He was a lifelong friend for all he met.  He was a gentle, good man that would help and defend all of us.

            He is survived by his mother, Kathy Walton, of Albany, LA; father, Clyde Walton, of North Port, FL; sister and brother-in-aw Kourtney and Robbie Stuart of Mineral Bluff; sister and brother-in-aw Brittany and Chris Heaton of Mineral bluff; niece Kelsey Stuart; nephews Chase and Brayden Stuart. 

            Paul, you will be missed by and loved with all our hearts and souls.  I love you, “Little Paul”.

            A special thank you to Joe, Ashley, Mason Rae and Bradley Taylor for being there for Paul and our family,

Your mama, family and friends of Paul

 


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donal arthur jordan

 

            Mr. Donal Arthur Jordan age 89 of Ivy Log Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Jordan was born on Nov. 27, 1922 in Marion, SC, the son of the late Charles Jordan and the late Bessie Floud Jordan.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jordan Beasley in 2000.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  Mr. Jordan was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Jordan are his loving wife Callie Jordan of Blairsville, four sons and three daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Barbara Jordan of Blairsville, Arthur Jordan of Blairsville, Donald and Debbie Jordan of Blairsville, Tony and Kim Jordan of Blairsville, nephew, Herbert Leroy and Natalie Jordan of Monks Corner, SC, six grandchildren, Robert, Regina, Tonya and Rachel Jordan, Julia and Lowell Beasley, four great grandchildren, Robert Curtis Jordan, Tara Nolte, Ethan Nolte and Keanan Price, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 at 1 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Yancheson and Rev. David Wright officiating.  Special music was presented by Bertha Boggs and Barbara Jordan.  Serving as pallbearers were the nephews.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday from 11-1 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 www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.

           


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lloyd j. tanner

 

            Mr. Lloyd J. Tanner, age 87, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, August 31, 2009, at his home. 

Mr. Tanner was a native of Fannin County, Georgia.  He was born on Wednesday, January 11, 1922, and was the son of the late John Andrew Tanner and Cannie Cook Tanner.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  Mr. Tanner had been preceded in death by his wife, Ellene Black Tanner; a daughter, Ludy Mae Tanner; one brother and four sisters. 

            Surviving family members include four daughters: Violet Taylor of Blue Ridge, Georgia; Tutie Donaldson and her husband, Bill, of Blairsville; Louise Hughes and her husband, Avery, of Blairsville; and Eloise Millsaps and her husband, Gerald, of Blairsville; two sons: J.L. Tanner and his wife, Carolyn, of Blairsville; Glenn Tanner and his wife Patsy, of Braselton; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive, along with several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Stacy Dyer, Rev. Bryan Mason, Rev. Jimmy Rogers, and Rev. Jeff Deavers officiating.  The eulogy was presented by Dr. Don Pruitt.  Special music was by Julie Payne, Kelly Helton, and Martha Davenport.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Keith Donaldson, Douglas Tanner, Richard Tanner, Kevin Hughes, Scott Hughes, Derrick Hughes, and Leonard Walker.  Burial was in Coopers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Suches.  Visitation at the funeral home was on Tuesday, with the family especially meeting with friends from 6 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

            Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel, in charge of arrangements.  Please send condolences and view the Life Tribute at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           

 

             


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francis joseph (frank) mayhew

 

            Mr. Francis Joseph (Frank) Mayhew age 85 of Doc Jones Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009 in the Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mr. Mayhew was born on Feb. 4, 1924 in Boston, MA, the son of the late Frank Mayhew and the late Margaret McDonald Mayhew.  He was a veteran of the US Navy Submarine Service of WWII.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the VFW and the American Legion.  Frank was involved in five war patrols in the Pacific Theater.  He was dedicated to his church and was involved in many functions.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Montani and a granddaughter, Kristen Piatt.  Frank was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Mayhew are his loving wife of sixty-four years, Mildred Silva Mayhew of Blairsville, two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Steven Rice of Blairsville, Frances and Roger Piatt of Sarasota, FL, one brother, Frederick Mayhew of Palm Bay, FL, nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 at 11 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Richard Wise officiating.  Special music was presented by Bob and Jean Hiler.  Interment followed in St. Clare’s Columbarium.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Building Fund in memory of Mr. Mayhew.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday 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 www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please view Mr. video tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA, in charge of arrangements.       


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wilbur chilcote

 

            Mr. Wilbur Chilcote age 88 of Cozy Cove Rd., Blairsville land also of Naples, FL, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Chilcote was born on June 25, 1921 in Mapleton Depot, PA, the son of the late Clyde Chilcote and the late Ruth Stephie Chilcote.  Wilbur was one of the founders of Amtrak for over forty-one years.  Before Amtrak he was with Penn Central for several years.  He was known by many, especially by his wife Mary as “Mr. Amtrak”.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Chilcote.  Mr. Chilcote was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville and also of North Naples Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Chilcote are his loving wife of fourteen years, Mary Parker Chilcote of Blairsville and Naples, FL, two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Larry Nelson, Linda and Harry manning all of Baltimore, MD, six step children, Deborah and Angelo Romano of Orlando, FL, Jacalynn and Bill lacy of Bennett, CO, Jerry G. Hooker of Greely, CO, Bradley and Patti Hooker of Greemup, (sic) IL, William and Tina Hooker of aurora, CO, Laura and Jeff Davison of Toledo, IL, adopted child, Dottie and Bubba Butera of Cape Coral, FL, seventeen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, 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 suggests that memorials may be made to the North Naples Baptist church Building fund in memory of Mr. Chilcote.    

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