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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 15, 2010                               Page 16A

 

kent christopher

 

Mr. Kent Christopher, age 84, of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2010 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mr. Christopher was born on Nov. 23, 1925 in Lamar County, GA, the son of the late William C. Christopher and the late Laura T. Cooper Christopher.  He was a veteran of the US Army of WWII.  He had been living in Blairsville since 1979 and had taught school in Fannin County for several years.  Mr. Christopher had attended Harmony Grove and Pine Top Baptist Churches.

Surviving Mr. Christopher are one brother, John F. Christopher of Macon, GA, one nephew, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday Sept. 8, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating.  Interment followed in the Pine Top Baptist Church Cemetery.  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 on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Kent Christopher

KENT CHRISTOPHER
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 15, 2010                               Page 16A

 

james truman holtzclaw

 

            March 24, 1941 August 31, 2010:  Truman Holtzclaw, a native of Smyrna, GA, the son of the late Carl Thomas Holtzclaw and the late Mildred Louise Couch Holtzclaw Medders, passed over peacefully in the home of a dear friend in Young Harris, GA where he was receiving professional, compassionate care from the staff of the Regency Hospice Agency.  A long-time resident of Union County, his home was near Lake Nottley dam (sic).

            He is survived by his former wives, Rosemary Waller Vincent and Vivian Moore Hayes, and four wonderful children: Todd and Chris (Charlotte, NC, area), and, Melanie and Jeremy (Anderson County, SC), and 13 grandchildren; his brother, Travis (Dewey, AZ); half-brothers, Richard Medders (Spokane, WA), Larry Medders (San Francisco), Jeffrey Couch Medders (deceased, Atlanta) and Ernie Medders (Atlanta area); former step-mother, Barbara Ann Powers Holtzclaw McCoy (Roswell, GA), and half-sisters, Rachel Holtzclaw Casper (Bremen, GA) and Kim Holtzclaw Lorens (Dallas, GA).

If you have fun memories of Truman to share, please bring them along with photos and mementos to a casual memorial gathering in his honor from 1 3 p.m., Saturday, September 25th, at Meeks Park Pavilion at Senior Center, Blairsville.   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Regency Hospice Agency, Hiawassee, GA, or, the Collins Springs Cemetery Association, Smyrna, GA.

While we mourn for our father, brother and friend who will fade into our fond memories we should be thankful that he lived and that we were among those who were his family and friends.

 

           


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 15, 2010                               Page 16A

 

dana nichols mcdowall

 

Mrs. Dana Nichols McDowall, age 89, of Rich Gap Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Saturday Sept. 4, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a period of declining health.  Mrs. McDowall was born on Feb. 13, 1921 in Jackson, MS, the daughter of the late Harrod Allen Nichols and the late Lilla Dorsey Nichols.  She had been living in Blairsville since 1999 having moved from Lawrenceville, GA.  Mrs. McDowall was a member of the GoldStar Mothers.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was very active in PTA and her church.  Her Son, Francis McDowall Jr. and a brother, Harrod Allen Nichols Jr. preceded her in death.  Mrs. McDowall was a member of the Mountain Presbyterian Church of Blairsville.

Surviving Mrs. McDowall are her loving husband, Francis McDowall of Blairsville, four daughters and three sons-in-law, Catherine and Glen Henderson of Blairsville, Susan and Robert Dinwiddie of Monroe, GA, Elizabeth and Jim Belcher of Greer, SC, Lucy Wright McDowall of Blairsville. seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday Sept. 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Travis Adams officiating.  Flowers will be appreciated.  Those desiring may send contributions to the Mountain Presbyterian Church of Blairsville or to the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church in memory of Mrs. McDowall.

            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


Dana Nichols McDowall 

 

DANA NICHOLS McDOWALL
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jacob dylan tallant

 

            Jacob Dylan Tallant, age 19, of Morganton, GA, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at home.  He was born on August 3, 1991 in Blairsville, GA, to the late Phillip L. Tallant.  He is preceded in death by sister, Amanda D. Tallant (Mandy); niece, Hailey Truelove; both maternal and paternal grandparents.

            Survivors include his mother, Angela G. Thomas Tallant of Morganton, GA; sisters, Katrina Wyant, Amanda Mosher (Blake) and Misty Manning (Michael); five nieces; three nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

            Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 13, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tully Griggs officiating.  Interment followed in the First Baptist Church of Epworth Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Blake Mosher, Eric Salinas, Dylan Deveraux, Ryan Jones, George Salinas and Nick Holden.  Honorary pallbearer was Brian Baines.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The family request in lieu of flowers donations may be made to help defray final expenses.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.  Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of the arrangements.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville brings this notice as a courtesy to the family.


Jacob Dylan Tallant

JACOB DYLAN TALLANT
Courtesy of Akins Funeral Home