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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 16, 2009                   Page 16A

 

barbara jean sosebee

 

            Mrs. Barbara Jean Sosebee, age 61, of Jewell Mason Rd., Blairsville passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Sosebee was born on May 21, 1948 in Towns County, GA, the daughter of the late Robert Lee Thompson and the late Nannie Lou McClure Thompson.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County.  Barbara was always smiling and never met a stranger.  She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Miller and a brother, William Thompson.  Barbara was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Sosebee are her fiancé, T.G. Fortenberry of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Robert Kitchens of Murphy, two sons, Sandy and Randy Wood of Hiawassee, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Dwayne Taylor of New Castle, PA, Lena and Billy McCollum of Blairsville, Becky and Kenneth Pickelsimer of Blairsville, four brothers and sisters-in-law, earnest and Linda Thompson of Blairsville, Jimmy and Judy Thompson of Blairsville, George and Darlene Thompson of Blairsville, Fred and JoAnn Thompson of Blairsville, three grandchildren, Cody and Jamie Kitchens and Joshua Wood-hale, many other relatives and friends also survive. 

            Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 14, 209 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Jones and Rev. Jim Beasley officiating.  Special music was presented by Jason Beavers and the New Life Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Bobby Fortenberry, Cody Kitchens, Kenneth Pickelsimer, Billy McCollum, Charles Blair, Grady Thompson II, Merty (sic) Dyer and Jason Beavers.  Interment followed in the Hiawassee Baptist church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday 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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September 16, 2009                   Page 16A

 

sonia rae featehrs

 

            Mrs. Sonia Rae Feathers age 47 of Lula Rd., Lula, GA, formerly of Blairsville passed away on Saturday Sept. 12, 2009 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness.  Mrs. Feathers was born on Feb. 10, 1962 in St. Paul, MN.  Sonia loved animals and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.  Sonia was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Sonia are fiancé Wayne Wiley of Lula, GA, one daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Andy martin of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Jarimey and Jackie Halstead of Blairsville and South Dakota, five grandchildren, Christopher, Kiara, Andrew, Jonathan and Emma, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a late (sic) date and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County Humane Society in memory of Mrs. Feathers. 

            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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September 16, 2009                   Page 16A

 

dimple everett nelson

 

            Mrs. Dimple Everett Nelson age 90 of Grizzle Drive Blairsville passed away on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Nelson was born on Jan. 16, 1919 in Rome, GA, the daughter of the late Andrew Everett and the late Sarah Seabolt Everett.  Dimple was the last of fifteen siblings.  She was always active in her church.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerald Thomas Nelson, two sons, Robert Lanham and Ronnie James Nelson, also a daughter, Juanita Baugh.  Mrs. Nelson was a member of Harmony grove Baptist Church.. 

            Surviving Mrs. Nelson are five children, Debbie and Rex Owenby of Blairsville, Gerald and Brenda Nelson of Blairsville, Linda Kinnersley of Loganville, GA, Gloria Thompson of Gainesville, Jerri Rogers of Blairsville, twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 at 4 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. B.A. Buchanan and Rev. Tim Kinnersley officiating.  Special music was presented by the Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Dylan, Devon and Kevin Nelson, Josh cook, Ryan Owenby, Tim Kinnersley and Shane Spivey.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Rex Owenby and randy York.  Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.   The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-4 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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September 16, 2009                   Page 17A

 

helen lucile maxwell

 

            Mrs. Helen Lucile Maxwell, age 93, of Luther Cain Drive, Suches, GA, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Maxwell was born on Aug. 27, 1916 in Cleburne, TX, the daughter of the late Hugh Blasingame and the late Ruby Wilson Blasingame.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Maxwell in 2004.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  Mrs. Maxwell was of the Protestant faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Maxwell are one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Dennis Horcher of Suches four grandchildren, Chuck and Kate Yancey of Blairsville, Carol and Doug Van Cleek of Oak Ridge, TN, Craig and Jane Yancey of Wesley Chapel, FL, Maureen Herrera of Tampa, FL, seven grandchildren, Jessicia (sic) Yancey, Tanya Davis, Josh, Daniel and Jordan Van Cleek, Derek Yancey and Savannah Herrera, three great-great grandchildren, Jacob, Rachel and Phoebe Davis, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the MDA in memory of Mrs. Maxwell.     

            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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September 16, 2009                   Page 17A

 

waade sidney stevens

 

            Mr. Wade Sidney Stevens, age 76, of Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 in the Gwinnett Medical Center following a brief illness.   Mr. Stevens was born on May 8, 1933 in Coweta, County, GA, the son of the late Joe Stevens and the late Julia Stokes Stevens.  Mr. Stevens was a 1958 graduate of Auburn University.  Before his retirement he had been employed with NASA and the DOT for over thirty years.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Zeanne Houllemont and a brother, James Ormond Stevens.  Mr. Stevens was a member of Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Stevens are one son and daughter-in-law, Wade and Lisa Stevens of Blairsville, one sister, Dot Waller of Cannon, GA, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Joan Stevens of Eastman, GA, Don and Sally Stevens of Wetumpka, AL, one granddaughter, Marze Houllemont, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 at 1 p.m. from the Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Darris Baker officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Sharp Memorial Church or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of Mr. Stevens.

            The family will meet with friends following the services.

            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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September 16, 2009                   Page 17A

 

viva gunter lane

 

            Mrs. Viva Gunter Lane, age 87, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday morning, September 6, 2009 at her home. 

Mrs. Lane was a native of Bell County, Kentucky, and moved to Blairsville in 1974; she attended the House of Prayer Interdenominational Church.  Mrs. lane was preceded in death by her husband, John Lane; a son, Willie b. lane; and a grandson, Jason Pascarella. was born in Union County, GA, to the late and the late. 

            Surviving family members include: a son, Phillip Arnold Lane and his wife, sally, of Sevierville, Tennessee; a son, Sherman Delno Lane and his wife, Victoria, of Bowling Green, Kentucky; a daughter, Ola Vanek and her husband, Ron, of Burbank, Illinois; a daughter, Dora Anna chandler and her husband, David, of Summerville South Carolina; and daughter, Jacqueline Faye Montreuil and her husband, Al, of Liberty Township Ohio; a brother, Robert Lee Gunter of Evergreen Park, Illinois; and a special friend, Frances King of Blairsville; Sixteen grandchildren; Thirty-one great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Pastor Jerry Helton  officiating.  Special music was presented by members of The House of Prayer Choir.  The following grandsons served as pallbearers: John Lane, Lee Upchurch, Jr., Louis Upchurch, Tommy Henley, Stanley Lane, and Phillip Lane, Jr.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  The Family met with friends Tuesday evening, from 6 until 9 pm.

Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.  Please sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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September 16, 2009                   Page 17A

 

eula mae prater dyer

 

            Mrs. Eula Mae Prater Dyer age 89 of Blairsville passed away on September 7 at the Union County Nursing Home.  Mr. dyer was born October 28, 1919, the daughter of the late Mack Prater and the late Mertie Bryant Prater.  She was preceded in death by her husband Newt and brothers Frank and Herman Prater.  Eula Mae was a lifelong member of Zion United Methodist Church. 

            Graveside services were held on September 9 at Zion United Methodist Church and included the singing of many of her favorite hymns by friends and relatives.  Interment was in the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to your choice of the following in memory of Eula Mae. 

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.  

Union County Nursing Home  550 Nursing Home Circle, Blairsville, GA 30512.

Union General Hospital, 214 Hospital Circle, Blairsville, GA 30512.

Zion United Methodist Church, 4812 Young Harris Highway, Blairsville, GA 30512.
The North Georgia News

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September 16, 2009                   Page 17A

 

pauline e. archer

 

            Pauline E. Archer, 69, of Blairsville Georgia, and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away after a valiant battle with cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on Jan. 8, 1940, to Ralph and Ruth Miller, in Terre Haute.  She graduated from Gerstmeyer Technical High school in 1958, and married Floyd Guy Archer, also of Terre Haute, where she worked at Midland Glass Company. 

After her husband’s death, Pauline moved to Florida in 1981 and worked in various technical capacities for E-Systems and Raytheon.  She retired as a Shopkeeper for Raytheon in 2000.  That same year Pauline moved to Blairsville GA, worked at the Safe House Domestic Abuse Shelter and shared her love of volunteer work by serving as a CASA Child Advocate.  Her happiest times were spent gardening, crocheting, and enjoying time with her family.  She was also a member of the Red Hat Society in Blairsville. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Guy Archer; parents, Ralph and Ruth Miller; brother, Harold Miller; brother, Clarold Miller; and son, John Wallace Archer.   

            Survivors include a sister, Virginia Freese of Manson, IA; brother-in-law Darrel Freese of Manson, IA; two sons, Ralph Robert archer of Terre haute, and Paul Guy archer of Dover, FL; two daughters, Susan Kay Simpson of Lawrenceville, GA, and Sally Ann Tanner of Blairsville, GA; daughter-in-law, Vickie Archer of Terre Haute, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Archer, son-in-law James Irwin Simpson of Lawrenceville, GA; son-in-law Lawrence Edward Tanner of Blairsville, GA; seven grandchildren; ten nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

            A memorial service was held in Blairsville, GA, on Sept. 13 at Mountain View Funeral Home at 2 p.m.  Interment was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Terre haute, IN, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at which time a graveside memorial also took place.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, your gifts may be made to Regency Hospice, 236 S. main St., Hiawassee, GA 30546, phone: 706-896-1251, or the charity of your choice.

 

           


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September 16, 2009                   Page 17A

 

katherine p. “kay” maier

 

            Mrs. Katherine P. “Kay” Maier, age 83, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, September 7, 2009 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Maier was born on February 19, 1926, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Leslie Pinkerton and Frances Pringle Pinkerton.  She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Winter Park, Florida.  Mrs. Maier had been preceded in death by her husband, Oliver “Ollie” Maier; and son, Rick Maier. 

            Surviving family members include son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Cindy Maier, of Dawsonville, Georgia; grandchildren and their spouses: Ansley Maier LeBlanc and Marc LeBlanc, of Apex, North Carolina; Jason and Jennifer Maier, of Blairsville; Jesse and Michelle Maier, of Titusville, Florida; Erika Maier Hailes and Brandon Hailes, of Woodstock, Georgia; and Audra Maier Meeker and randy Meeker, of Blairsville; and four great-grandchildren.

            The family of Mrs. Maier expresses a special thank you to Nina King for all her love, support and kindness through the years.  To the staffs of Branan Lodge and Union County Nursing Home, we thank you for the support, your kindness and hard work assister Mrs. Maier and all the others entrusted to your care.

            If you wish, contributions may be made in memory of Kay to your favorite charity.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. Please send condolences to www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com