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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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September 12, 2012                                 Page 15A

 

christie dale smith mcclure

 

           Mrs. Christie Dale Smith McClure age 33 of Booger Hollow Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 following a brief illness. Mrs. McClure was born on Oct. 10, 1978 in Greenwood, SC., the daughter of Jewell Patricia Miller Smith and the late Leo Dale Smith Sr. Christie was a kind-hearted and loving person who was always thinking of others. She was a loving wife, daughter, mother and sister. Christie was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church.

           Surviving Christie are her loving husband, Ronald McClure of Griffin, GA., her mother, Patricia Fields, her dad, Jeffrey Fields of Blairsville, five children, Michael McClure of Blairsville, Austin, Christy and Kala Smith all of McDonough, GA, Trisha McClure of Griffin, GA, step son, Ronald McClure Jr. of Griffin, brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Dawn Smith of Blairsville, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Telissa and Matthew Wood of Eatonton, GA, Jessica Smith and fiancé Sammy Bryan of Blairsville, grandparents, Jewell and Henry Miller of Stockbridge, uncle, Richard Fields of Ellijay, nieces, Angel and Brittany Gochenour of Stockbridge, many other relatives and friends also survive.

           Funeral services were held on Sunday Sept. 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating. Special music was presented by the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Praise team. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Jeffrey and Richard Fields, Leo Smith, Patrick Stribbling, Ronald McClure Sr., Ronald McClure Jr., Kevin McClure and Eddie Farmsworth. Interment followed in the Harmony Grove Church Cemetery. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 12-2:00 p.m.

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


Christie Dale Smith McClure

CHRISTIE DALE SMITH McCLURE
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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margaret kathryn harkins patterson

 

           Margaret Kathryn Harkins Patterson, age 74, slipped away from us peacefully on September 03, 2012. She was the only daughter born to the late General Pat and Maver Clarenda (Nix) Harkins, of Blairsville, GA, on August 03, 1938 in Greeley, CO. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Lee Patterson in May of 2012.

           She is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim (Leanora) Harkins, of Fort Walton Beach, FL; Gerry (Diane) Harkins, of McDonough, GA.  She brought into the world five loving children, Jeffrey Patterson (deceased), Jamie Patterson Clayton (Gary) of Marietta, GA; Robin (Don) Crabtree, of Leesburg, VA; Lance (Heidy) Patterson, of Columbia, MD; and Patrick Patterson, of Manassas, VA; eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and provided a home through the years to countless dogs, cats and wildlife.  She was the matriarch of several generations and many of their friends, whom she welcomed one and all. She spent much of her career as a  Registered Nurse and was a graduate of Grady School of Nursing in 1958 in Atlanta, GA. Margaret went on to become an accomplished author and creator. She wrote and published a book for new drivers, called “Driving: A Rite of Passage” (Amazon.com), and she regularly emailed editions of her “Green Notes” and “Health Notes”. She invented both the “Yarn Wheel” and the “M” Technique” of crocheting, which she sold at craft fairs near her home in Warrenton, VA.

           Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 2 PM from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Pastor Raburne Wilson officiating.  She is laid to rest at Choestoe Baptist Church cemetery in Blairsville, GA, beside many of her loved ones.

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

Margaret Kathryn Harkins Patterson

MARGARET KATHRYN HARKINS PATTERSON
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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rebecca lamb conkle

 

           Mrs. Rebecca Lamb Conkle age 72 of Emerine Rd,. Blairsville passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Conkle was born on Feb. 12, 1940 in Jackson, MS, the daughter of the late Clifton Glenwood Lamb and the late Mary Stowell Lamb. Rebecca received her Undergraduate Degree in music education/voice major from Murray State and a Graduate degree in Special Education from Auburn University. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Mrs. Conkle was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blairsville.

           Surviving Rebecca are her loving husband of twenty-four years, John Conkle of Blairsville, six children, Cecil and Kimely Conkle of Redwood City, CA, David and Deborah Conkle of Mobile, AL, Susan Furgus of Haltom City, TX, Ruth and Barry Klukoff-Hamilton of St. Petersburg, FL, Barabara Crook of Durham, NC, Will Crook of Sylacauga, AL, three brothers and two sisters-in-law, William and Marilyn Lamb of Portland, OR, Clifton and Nancy Lamb of Indio, CA, Herb Lamb of Marshall, NC, eight grandchildren, Sarah, Brooks, Hannah, George, Jacob, Noah, Mason and Cade, many other relatives and friends also survive.

           A memorial service will be held at a later date with interment to follow in the Marble City Cemetery in Sylacauga, AL. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County Senior Center in memory of Mrs. Conkle.

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

Rebecca Lamb Conkle

REBECCA LAMB CONKLE
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phyllis irene hislop

 

           Phyllis Irene Hislop, age 94, of Blairsville, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Heritage Health Care in Blue Ridge. She was born October 10, 1917 in Lathrop, OH to Gladys Dunnington Schuler and Ernest Joseph Schuler. Phyllis and her husband John moved to Blairsville in 1982, coming from Ft. Pierce, FL. She retired after 12 years of service with St. Lucie County (FL) Board of Education. Mrs. Hislop was preceded in death by her husband John, five sisters and three brothers.

           She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: daughter, Sandra Swann of Blairsville and daughter & son-in-law, Mary & Robert Shearer of Alexandria, KY. Grandchildren include: John Colie of Nashville, TN; Renee Colie of West Palm Beach, FL; Randa (David) Evans of Blairsville, GA; Robin (Kris) Gulley and Kendra (Andy) Johnston, both of Alexandria, KY. Great-grandchildren, David & Raymond Evans, Kinsey and Keegan Gulley, and Kendall and Trevor Johnston. Sister & brother-in-law, Ruth Hannah & Ralph Cade of Ft. Myers, FL. Many nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

           There are no immediate plans for a memorial service at this time.

           Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.           

 

            

 

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jo ann leas butler

 

Jo Ann Leas Butler of Blairsville went to be with the Lord on September 6, 2012 following an extended illness. Mrs. Butler was born November 25, 1934 in Mingo Jct., OH to the late John G. Leas and Dortha I. Doan Leas. Jo Ann was also preceded in death by her loving husband Ronald Coleman Butler, her son Steven Cole Butler and her brother John Dale Leas.

Mrs. Butler was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and nurse. She worked as a registered nurse for over thirty years specializing in pediatrics, newborn nursery and neonatal intensive care. She received her nursing degree from Aultman College in Canton OH. Jo Ann was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Blairsville, Ga.

Jo Ann is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Jack Mazzaferro of Blairsville, GA., a daughter and son-in-law Lori and Allen Humes of Boynton Beach, FL., a daughter-in-law Patricia Butler of Tobyhanna PA. six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Avon Lee Lewis of Westerville, OH, a sister and brother-in-law Bonnie and Carroll Wyatt of Greenville, SC. Many other relatives and friends survive and Jo Ann will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Wesche officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted or in lieu of flowers donations in Jo Ann’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis Tn. www.stjude.org/ her favorite charity. 

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


Jo Ann Leas Butler

JO ANN LEAS BUTLER
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The North Georgia News

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arthur rector

 

           Mr. Arthur Rector, age 82 of Las Vegas, NV passed away September 4, 2012 from complications due to a series of illnesses in Summerlin Hospital, Las Vegas, NV. Arthur was born and raised in Blairsville, GA to Oliver Monroe Rector and Katie Bell Brackett Rector. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Elon and Amon Rector and his sister Elizabeth Carringer. he served in the military in Ft. Hood, TX. established himself in Taft, CA working with Standard Oil from 1956 - 1972; moved to Saudi Arabia working with Aramco Oil from 1972 - 1990, and he retired in 1990 from Aramco settling in Las Vegas, NV.

           Mr. Rector is survived by his wife Noha Rector, four daughters and sons-in-law Beverly and Dennis Wooton, Grove, OK, Nancy and Charlie Snyder, Taft, CA, Linda and Mike Hickey, Jacksonville, FL, and Rebecca Day, Las Vegas, NV; eight grandchildren: Tausha Rector, Rebecca Dupeire, Brandy Dupeire, Nathan Williams, Christopher Williams, Jennifer Bright Echols, Nicholas Wooton, Nichole Wooton; thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.           

           In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: New Union Baptist Church, 4159 Jones Creek Road, Blairsville, GA 30512.