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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 11, 2013                               Page 13A

 

teddy joe oliver

 

            Teddy Joe Oliver, 62, of Flat Rock, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013 in Hendersonville, with his devoted wife, Ann, by his side. He was also joined by his youngest brother, Lonnie, Lonnie's wife, Sandra, as well as several close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ruth and Earl, and his sister, Sharon.

            Ted was born in 1950 to Ruth and Earl Oliver in the mountains of North Georgia and is a direct descendant of the Oliver family homestead in Cades Cove, TN. Industrious and hard-working, Ted found jobs in countless places including copper mines, carpet factories, pharmacies, and florist shops, saving money for his academic pursuits. Ted began his studies at Reinhardt College in 1969, and completed his Bachelors of Science in Art Education from the University of Georgia (UGA) in 1974. He then went on to earn a Masters in Art Education and an Education Specialist Degree from UGA and in 1986, spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Finland. With a love for learning and the arts, Ted's career as an art educator spanned the course of almost four decades, covered kindergarten to university level, including on (sic) teaching faculty at Kennesaw State University, Brenau University and Truett McConnell College.

            He was an International Baccalaureate educator, President of the Georgia Art Education Association, served on the National Art Education Board of Examiners for the U.S. Education Standards, and on the Curriculum Revisions Board for World International Baccalaureate Arts Standards in Wales. Ted also was President of the Union County Historical Society, President of the Towns/Union Credit Union, as well as countless other positions of leadership throughout the state of Georgia and internationally. He was awarded Teacher of the Year Marietta City Schools 1976, Union County Schools 1981, Fannin County Middle School 1991, Campbell High School 1996, and Campbell High School 2000. Ted was named Georgia Art Educator of the Year in 1993, Georgia Secondary Art Educator of the Year in 1989, NAEA Southeast Art Educator of the year, 1993 and was a Rotary Scholar in Cortona, Italy, 1976. He taught at Campbell High School for twelve years before retiring in 2005. Throughout the course of his teaching career Ted served as an educator, mentor and constant friend to countless students.

            Ted and Ann moved to the Hendersonville area in North Carolina in 2005 where they owned and operated Olivers' Southern Folk Art, a gallery dedicated to the celebration and preservation of folk and outsider art throughout the Southeastern United States. Together they were involved in many exhibitions over the past few years including, The CollectorsVision: Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, 2011; Outsider Visions, Boca Raton Museum, 2011; Looking Back, Walking Forward: Evolution of Southern Folk Art, Tryon, 2010; Response and Memory: Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA, 2010, Asheville Art Museum 2010; Masters of Southern Folk Art: Henderson Arts Council, Hendersonville, NC, 2009; Visions of Freedom: Alabama Folk Artists, Haywood Arts Council, Waynesville, NC, 2009; A Show of Faith, Religious Folk Art, Hendersonville, NC 2008; Black Folk Art of the American South, Kennesaw University, Kennesaw, GA, 1993.

            Ted is the beloved husband of Ann Oliver; father of Anna Kelso Schalk; father-in-law of Jeffrey Schalk; grandfather of Harvey Schalk; son-in-law of Ruth Breeding of Miami, FL; and godfather to Liv Koehler of Bonn, Germany. He is also survived by his brothers and their wives, Lonnie and Sandra, Steve and Becky, and Danny and JoAnn Oliver; his uncle, Gordon McConnell; his aunt, Edith McConnell and two nieces, Sondra Arnold and Betsy Brown.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, September 20, 2013 at The Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness with Reverend John A. Morton officiating. A reception will follow in the parish house.


Teddy Joe Oliver

TEDDY JOE OLIVER

 

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willa bel "fritz" caylor

 

            Mrs. Willa Bel "Fritz" Caylor, age 88, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Union County Nursing Home.

            Mrs. Caylor was born in Blairsville on Wednesday, August 12, 1925 to the late Franklin & Verdie (Duckworth) Ensley. She was the eldest daughter of 7 children and helped raise the others like they were her own. Fritz attended Young Harris College and Emory University.

            She married the love of her life, Robert and together they enjoyed each other with a smile that stretched from ear to ear. Her sacrificial love for her family led her on series of adventures where she worked at a manufacturing plant in Illinois during World War II, taught in south Georgia and then spent 38 years teaching in Cobb County. Her devotion to education, time invested in each student and the high standards she held was not forgotten by her students whom would frequently write letters to her throughout the years. With a strong Christian faith she approached life and family. She raised her own kids in church, a gift that they are thankful to have and a hope they can cling to all their lives. Fritz instilled the value of education into her children which is why Phyllis became a teacher and what made Jim a better leader serving in the Air Force. She was an Eastern Star member, a Sunday School teacher, a NASCAR enthusiast, a Hank Aaron baseball fan and so much more. Her influence, values and actions will undoubtedly impact many generations to come. Fritz was preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, Robert A. Caylor; her parents; brother, Jim Ensley and sister, Mildred Higler and her beloved son Jimmy..

            She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: daughter & son-in-law, Phyllis & Fred Stinson; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Reece; brothers & sister-in-laws, Bob & Melanie Ensley and Sam & Kathy Ensley; brother Frank Ensley, Jr. and sister, Sara Ensley. 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren and many extended family also share in her legacy.

            Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Union Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blairsville,  with Rev. Doug Smith officiating. Special music was presented by Sam & Keith Ensley. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please visit our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, and share your fond memories, and condolences with the family.


Willa Bel Caylor


REVONDA LEE PHILLIPS
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Jack lawrence

 

            Jack Lawrence, age 86, born on June 10, 1927, was called home on September 1, 2013. Originally from Adel, GA, he most recently resided in Destin, FL with his wife of 60 years, Betty Collins Lawrence of Blairsville, GA. Jack was a Navy veteran of WWII where he served in the Pacific. After the war he attended North Georgia College, then Georgia Tech where he graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree. He worked for Georgia Power for 38 years where he retired as Vice President of Power Delivery. In his spare time he enjoyed farming and built several homes. Later in life he became an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with his wife, sons, and many friends. He will be greatly missed.
            He is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Jack (wife, Rhonda) Lawrence, of Milton, Bill (wife, Kim) Lawrence, of Jasper, Joe (wife, Rhonda) of Canton; 6 grandchildren, Hali, Sarah, Taylor, Jenna, Walker, and Will; many nieces and nephews.
            The family received friends Tuesday evening, September 3, 2013, 5–8 p.m. at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Hugh DeLoach officiating. Interment services for the family followed at Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery in Blairsville, GA.

            In lieu of flowers, donations can be made Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 41 Choestoe Church Road, Blairsville, GA, 30512, or the American Heart Association in the name of Jack Lawrence.

            Northside Chapel Funeral Directors of Roswell, GA, in charge of arrangements, and this notice is a courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. Please share your condolences with the family on our websites, www.northsidechapel.com, or www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.    


 Jack Lawrence

JACK LAWRENCE
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johnie belynda hughes

 

            Mrs. Johnie Belynda Hughes, age 55, of Dawson Springs, KY, formerly of Blairsville passed away, Sunday, September 1, 2013 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was born August 24, 1958 in Murphy, NC. Belynda loved horses, horse back riding, training horses and giving riding lessons. She loved her dogs and other animals. She loved to draw and paint. Belynda was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother. She was preceded in death by step-son and daughter-in-law, Israel and Christie Hughes, and a sister, Darlene Clark. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Charles Hughes of Dawson Springs, KY, parents, William E. and Violet Roberson of Blairsville, GA, children, Kimberly Hughes of Dawson Springs, KY, Adrain and Dianna Hughes of Cadiz, KY and Gus and Melissa Hughes of Dawson Springs, KY, sister, Pamela and Herb Brown of Blairsville, GA, brother Michael Anthony Roberson of Blairsville, GA, mother-in-law, Ola Mae Hughes, grandchildren, Emmanuel Hughes, Samuel Hughes, Nicole Hughes, Charles Augustus Hughes, Johnathan Hughes and Chandler, Julian and Celina Hughes, great grandchild, Kaelyn Azerael Hughes.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Jones officiating. Music was by John Nix Bobby Chapman and L.J. Brown. Interment was in the family cemetery in Dawson Springs, KY. In lieu of flowers if you wish make memorials to the Union County Humane Society Mountain Shelter. The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

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

Johnie Belynda Hughes

JOHNIE BELYNDA HUGHES
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colleen diane grant

 

            Mrs. Colleen Diane Grant, age 59, of Miller Cove Rd., Blairsville, GA passed away, Sunday, September 1, 2013 at her home. She was born October 7, 1953 in Tampa, FL. She moved to this area 3 years ago from Outer Banks, NC. She was an excellent cook, loved the Ocean, NASCAR, and loved animals. Colleen attended the House of Prayer Church.

            Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Alicea and Aaron Goode of Lake Helen, FL., one son and daughter-in-law Michael Ryan and Beverly Mills of Outer Banks, NC, one sister and brother-in-law, Darleen and Bill Lee of Winter Garden, FL, grandchildren, Mitchell Dockery, Trent Dockery, Bailey Dockery and Sawyer Dockery.

            Services were held at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 7 p.m.

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

Colleen Diane Grant

COLLEEN DIANE GRANT
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joyce a. twiggs

 

            Joyce A. Twiggs age 72 of Marietta GA , died Monday August 26, 2013.
She is survived by her Husband Ralph L. Twiggs, Marietta daughter Brenda “Mike” Kelly, Cleveland GA  sons Rickey Twiggs, Kennesaw, GA, Ronnie “Donna” Twiggs, Cleveland, GA, sisters Doris Jones, Cornelia, GA, Betty Tolbert, Commerce, GA, 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Smyrna Church Of the Nazarene.

            Services were held 10 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Smyrna Church Of the Nazarene with Rev. Bret Reed officiating. She was in state from 9 a.m. till service time. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. at Old Choestoe Cemetery in Blairsville, GA.
            The family received friends 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday,  August 28, 2013 at funeral home.           

            Castellaw Funeral Home of Smyrna, GA, in charge of the arrangements, and this notice is a courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville.  To send condolences to the family, please visit Castellaw Funeral Home website at www.castellawfuneralhome.com.

 

 

           


 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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wilma hogan

 

               Mrs. Wilma Hogan, age 87, of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Wilma was born in Lawrenceville, GA, on August 17, 1926, a daughter of the late Lonnie Martin Knight and the late Lydia Miranda Benefield Knight. She had been a bookkeeper for a doctor's office, and she and her late husband Jake had moved to Blairsville in 1986. Wilma had been active in the Order of the Eastern Star, #305, and Union General Hospital Auxiliary. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William H. Hogan, known to his friends as "Jake"; a daughter, Nancy Sue Tinsley; and a son, William H. Hogan, Jr.; a brother, Wilson Knight, and two sisters, Helen Allison, and Runnette Goddard.

              Wilma will be fondly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: Nephew, Homer Goddard, of Hiawassee; two grandchildren, Kimberly Nicole Derreberry and Ryan Wayne Tinsley; great grandson, Aedan Ryan Tinsley. Many friends also will miss Wilma.

              Memorial services are scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Members of Union General Hospital Auxiliary are asked to serve as honorary escort.

              Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. Please share your condolences and sign the guest register on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

              Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.