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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 22, 2010                               Page 16A

 

pearl aileen clayton Thomas

 

            Pearl Aileen Clayton Thomas, age 84 of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Hospice of Chattanooga, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Aileen was born in Fulton County, GA, on Friday, July 16, 1926, a daughter of the late William Sanford Clayton and the late Dovie Isabell Gravitt Clayton.  She had lived in the Blairsville area for most of her life, and was a member of Trackrock Baptist Church in Blairsville.  Preceding her in death was a son, Eddie Thomas; a grandson, Gregory Scott Thomas; her parents, Will and Dovie Clayton; two sisters: Daisy Hutto, and Annie Grant; three brothers: Willard Clayton, Edward Clayton, and Lanier Clayton.

Surviving family members include: son and daughter-in-law: Nathan Leon and Nancy Thomas, of South Pittsburg, Tennessee; daughter and son-in-law Dorothy and Joe Dillard of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Fannie and Danny Garrett, of Murrayville, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Frances and L.C. Fortenberry, of Blue Ridge, Georgia; brother, Charles Clayton, of Woodstock, Georgia; Ruby Eidson, of Calhoun, Georgia; ten grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 2 p.m., at Trackrock Baptist Church, with Rev. Steve Clayton officiating. The body lay in state at the church beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Music was provided by Brandon Garrett.  The following gentlemen were selected to serve as pallbearers: Danny Dillard, Royce Dillard, Steven Thomas, Brian Garrett, Brandon Garrett, Barry Garrett, and Jeryl Fortenberry.  Burial was in Trackrock Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home started on Tuesday evening, after 6 p.m., with the family meeting with friends from 6 until 9 p.m.

The family has suggested that if you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be sent to your favorite charity in memory of Aileen.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home - Blairsville Chapel.  Please send your condolences and fond memories to the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Pearl Aileen Clayton Thomas


PEARL AILEEN CLAYTON THOMAS
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September 22, 2010                   Page 16A

 

barbara jean garrett

 

Mrs. Barbara Deaver Garrett, age 54, of Blairsville passed away Monday morning, September 13, 2010, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mrs. Garrett was a lifelong resident of Union County and a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church.  She loved spending time with her family and growing beautiful flowers.  Barbara also loved animals, especially her cats.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis “Hambone” Garrett in 2008, her father, Ray Deaver in 1994, and two sisters, Sherrie Allison in 2004 and Sandra Foster in 2007.

Surviving family included: son and daughter-in-law, Timmy and Michelle Duckworth of Blairsville, son, Dale Duckworth of Monroe, Georgia, step-daughter, Stacy Garrett Corn of Blairsville; mother, Charlsie Deaver, brother, Danny Deaver, sister, Carolyn Hughes and brother and sister-in-law, Mack and Carolyn Sullivan, all of Blairsville and grandchildren, Kimber and Ales Duckworth, Kaitlyn Kelly, Josh Corn, Maranda Stephens, Ashley Stephens, Kayla Mathieu and Kayla Corn.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Bryan Mason officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Timmy Duckworth, Danny Deaver, Ab Garrett, Josh Corn, Josh Dills, Gary Dills, Eddie Rich, and Dale Duckworth.   Interment followed in the Ivy Log Cemetery.  The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please visit our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, where you may send condolences to the family and view Barbara’s LifeTribute (sic) Video.


Barbara Jean Garrett

BARBARA JEAN GARRETT
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 22, 2010                   Page 16A

 

kenneth “rooster”  ray henson

 

Kenny "Rooster" Ray Henson, age 11 of Meadow View Drive, Blairsville passed away on Saturday Sept. 11, 2010 in Gilmer County following injuries received in an automobile accident.  Kenny was born on Jan. 27, 1999 in Marietta, GA, the son of Alan Harold Henson and Cheli Angeline Stewart Henson.  He was attending the Union County School System and was in the 6th grade.  He was a member of the Flag Honor Guard at school.  Kenny was a loving son, brother and grandson.  He was always well organized, polite and had a smile for everyone.  Football was one of Kenny’s passions, a few of the others were riding motorcycles, four wheelers and being with his friends and family.  He lost his grandmother, Margie Millholland Henson of Ellijay and formerly of McCaysville in the accident also.  Kenny was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Surviving Kenny are his mother and step father, Cheli and Mark Collins of Morganton, his father, Alan Henson of Ellijay, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Brittany and Adam Davis of Jacksonville, FL, Morgan Collins of Morganton, one brother, Larry Henson of Ellijay, step sister and brother-in-law, Abbey and Justin Benz of Carthage, NC, grandparents, Larry and Myra Stewart of Dallas, GA, James and Jerri Haithcock of Carthage, NC, Roy and Mary Collins of West End, NC, several aunts, uncles, classmates, team mates, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday Sept. 15, 2010 at 1 p.m. from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Weaver officiating.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Ricky Tanner, William Stone, Chad Winkler and Jeff Moon.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Kenny’s Team Mates and his many friends.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.   In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Union County Rec. Dept./Kenny Henson memorial Fund in Kenny’s memory.  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

 

 

NOTE:  North George News, front page; September 15, 2010  “Crash in Ellijay claims life of Union County Middle school student

Kenneth Ray Henson


KENNETH RAY HENSON
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September 22, 2010                   Page 16A

 

kathryn muriel jefferson

 

Mrs. Kathryn Muriel Jefferson, age 102 of Anchorage Drive, Blairsville formerly of Baltimore, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday Sept. 16, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Jefferson was born on Feb. 2, 1908 in Bel Air, MD, the daughter of the late Carrol Croswell and the late Kathryn Webber Croswell.  She was very active in her church and had Sunday School for over thirty-five years at St. Johns of Hamilton, OH.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Elsworth Layfield Jefferson in 1969 and also by five brothers and three sisters.  Mrs. Jefferson was a member of the House of Prayer and also attended Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Jefferson are one son and daughter-in-law, Layfield (Jeff) and Pamela Jefferson of Hiawassee, one daughter, Joan Beth Tuthill of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Keith and Shirley Jefferson of Jacksonville, FL, Julie and Ron McFillin of Bel Air, MD ,Scott and Joyce Jefferson of Bel Air, MD, Rick Spector of Tampa, FL, four great grandchildren, Andrew, Emily and Tina Jefferson and Abi Gail McFillin, one great-great grandchild, Quinn Lynea Morgan, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date from the House of Prayer and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Gideon’s (for Bibles) or the House of Prayer or to Antioch Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Jefferson.

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


Kathryn Muriel Jefferson


KATHRYN MURIEL JEFFERSON
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home


             


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 22, 2010                   Page 16A

 

william clarence “bill” bradley

 

            William Clarence “Bill” Bradley, age 71, of Blairsville, passed away September 3, 2010.

            Bill was born in Young Harris to the late Newman c. Bradley and Annie Mae smith Bradley.  He was employed with Ingles Supermarket in Hiawassee.

            He is survived by his brother, Neil Ray Bradley of Gainesville.

            A memorial service is planned for a later date.

            Banister Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.