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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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September 24, 2008                   Page 4C

 

rev. leon henderson

 

            Rev. Leon Henderson, age 57, of Young Harris, GA, passed away Monday, September 15, 208 at his home.  Rev. Henderson was born Saturday, January 20, 1951 in Union County, GA, to Wayne and Zelma Plott Henderson.  He was a member of the Day of grace Baptist Church in Blairsville.  Rev. Henderson had been the pastor of Youngstown Baptist Church in Blairsville for 14 years and was currently serving as pastor at Bell Scene Baptist Church in Hiawassee.  He was retired from General Motors where he had worked for 32 years.  Leon was also a member of the Young Cane Masonic Lodge #597 F&AM.  He and his wife, Ginger, have been married for 36 years.  He was preceded in death by two infant sons, Travis Lee and Joshua William Henderson.

            Survivors include: wife, Ginger Henderson of Young Harris; parents, Wayne and Zelma Henderson, son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Michelle Henderson, brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Betty Henderson, brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Bonnie Henderson and grandchild, Morgan Riley Henderson, all of Blairsville.  Many nieces, nephews and a host of friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 2PM from the Day of grace Baptist Church with Rev. Hoyt Brown, Rev. Max Padgett and Rev. Ned Wilcoxon officiating.  Music was provided by the Bell Scene Baptist Choir and the Eagle Mountain Quartet.  Interment followed in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Keith Moss, hank McClure, Bud Murphy, Sheldon Henderson, Lee Griggs and Wesley McClure.  Honorary pallbearers included: Area Baptist Preachers and Deacons, also, Rick Davenport, Terry Jones, Michael Lee, Ricky Rich, Ralph Grice, Russell Legg and Daniel Moss.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 PM, Tuesday, September 16.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Friends and family are invited to view Leon’s video tribute, send condolences, and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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September 24, 2008                   Page 4C

 

j.l. beaver

 

            Mr. J.L. Beaver, age 60, of Rocky Top Subdivision, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2008 in the Lanier Park hospital in Gainesville following an extended illness.  Mr. Beaver was born on ct. 24, 1947 in Union County, the son of the late Earnest Beaver and the late Vestie Thomas Beaver.  He was a veteran of the US Army of the Vietnam War.  J.L. loved going to church and homecomings.  In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Mr. beaver was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Beaver are his loving wife, Carolyn Beaver of Blairsville, two sons and two daughters-in-law, Timothy Lee and Laura Beaver of Blairsville, Terry and Rhonda Beaver of Blairsville, one sister, Birdie Davenport of Morganton, four grandchildren, Bret, Samantha, Hailey and Kenneth, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luther Thomas officiating.  Special music will be presented by Luther Thomas and Sally Robertson.  The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Chris and Brian Beaver, Damon, Danny and Eric Davenport and Charles Wright.    Interment  will follow in the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with the North GA Honor Guard conducting Military Honors.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday 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 on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

           


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September 24, 2008                   Page 4C

 

ruth “tuffie” louise brooks

 

            Mr. Ruth “Tuffie” Louise Brooks, 83, formerly of Blairsville, GA, died Thursday, September 4 at Sutter Roseville Medical Center near Sacramento following a brief illness.

            Ruth was born on 16 November 1924, in South Bend, IN, to Vera and Orrell Ruffner.  She attended Purdue University, where she met her husband, Roscoe “Red” Brooks.  They were married at her home on 15 March 1947.  She worked at Kaiser-Frasier during WWII and later as a gray lady for the local hospital.  As an Air Force spouse, Ruth had the opportunity to travel to and live in numerous parts of the country, gathering many wonderful friends and experiences along the way.

            In 1970, Ruth and her husband set off on their greatest adventure together, spending the next fifteen years sailing around the world aboard their 35” sailboat Tuffie.  Upon their return, they built a home and settled in Blairsville, GA, where she loved over 20 years until she moved to California with her daughter and son-in-law.

            Ruth’s hobbies and interests included playing bridge, skiing, flower arranging, crossword puzzles, backyard bird and squirrel watching, gardening, and traveling throughout the world with her daughter.  She was a gifted story-teller with a rather dry sense of humor that she retained until the end.

            Ruth is survived by her son Patrick, her daughter Sandra, her grandchildren Patrick Burway, Maxwell Brooks, and Alexander Brooks, and her great-grandchildren Caleb Tyler Burway and Ashtyn Paige Burway.

            Ruth’s life will be celebrated at a private remembrance in Blairsville in a few weeks time.  Her remains will rest with her husband, Red, and her dogs.

            Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Roscoe, grandson Brian Burway, and brothers John and Leland Ruffner.

            In lieu of flowers, make a donation to one of Ruth’s favorites, The Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter, 2079 Bowling Gap Circle, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706) 781-3843.

           


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September 24, 2008                   Page 5C

 

linda sue ledford

 

            Mrs. Linda Sue Ledford, age 63, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2008.  Mrs. Ledford was a native of Towns County, GA, and was born on Saturday, June 17, 1945, a daughter of the late Tommy Edwards and Velma Burrell Edwards.  She had lived in Paulding County, GA, for several years, and moved back to this area four years ago.  Mrs. Ledford was a member of Whitworth Memorial Baptist Church in Dallas, GA.

            Survivors include her husband, Everett Glen Ledford of Blairsville; daughter 7 son-in-law, Charlene & Joey Johnston; daughter 7 son-in-law, Karen & Joseph Addison; daughter, Darlene Williams; son & daughter-in-law, Charles Everett 7 Lena Ledford, all of Dallas, GA; brother, Jerry Edwards of Marietta, GA; brother, Garry Edwards of Blairsville; brother, Larry Edwards of Dallas, GA; brother, Mitchell Edwards of Marietta; sister, Jeanette Ledford of Dallas, GA,; sister, Regina Price of Marietta; grandchildren: Jody Johnston, Michael LePire, Cory LePire, Brittney Cardon, Jesse Ledford, Jared Ledford, Justin Ledford, Jordan Ledford, Bethanee Williams, and Bailee Williams.

            Funeral services were held Friday, September 19, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Hiawassee, with Rev. Mikey Youngblood and Rev. Darin Cochran officiating.  Music was provided by The Cochran Family.  Interment followed in Osborne Cemetery. 

            The family received friends Thursday, September 18 from 4 until 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA.  Friends may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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September 24, 2008                   Page 5C

 

delbert meador

 

            Mr. Delbert Meador, age 80 of Nottely Dam Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Meador was born on Feb. 11, 1928 in Hinton, WV, the son of the late Green Washington Meador and the late Esther Meador.  Delbert and his wife Ruby moved to Blairsville in 2000 from WV.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Arlene Harmon in 2004.  Mr. Meador was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving Mr. Meador are one daughter and son—in-law, Pam and Frank Mullen of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Nicole Meador of Blairsville, three sisters, Norma Frazier, Pauline Lilly and Lela Conner all of WV, two brothers and one sister-in-law, Billy and Carlotta Meador of Akron, OH, Phillip Meador of WV, two grandchildren, Patrick Mullen and Steven Meador, several nieces, nephews, 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 your favorite charity in memory of Mr. Meador. 

            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

           


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September 24, 2008                   Page 5C

 

dorothy mae maney

 

            Ms. Dorothy Mae Maney, age 75, of young Harris, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home.

            Ms. Maney was born Friday, August 11, 1933 in Union County, GA, to the late Hoyt Jones and the late Ethel Collins Jones.  She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and was preceded in death by brothers, Billy and Emory Jones.

            Survivors include: son & daughter-in-law, Mike and Elizabeth Plott of Blairsville, GA, son, Terry plot of Young Harris, GA, daughter 7 son-in-law, Angie and Bryon Davis of Hiawassee, GA, brother and sister-in-law, James and Billye Jones of Hiawassee, GA, sister and brother-in-law , Wilma and Ray Groves of Blairsville, GA, sister and brother-in-law, Lorene and Joel Turpin of Hiawassee, GA, sister and brother-in-law, Joann and Robert Burnette of Suches, GA, sister-in-law, Oleta Taylor of Hiawassee, GA, grandchildren, Lauren and Tyler Davis and Judd and Maggie Plott, special friends Delphia Shook, several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 11 AM from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. jimmy Rogers officiating.  Music was provided by, Elizabeth Plott. Interment was in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Clarence Collins, Richard Jones, Anthony Turpin, Danny Burnette, Phil Jones and Ronnie Groves.  Honorary pallbearers included: Brian Jones and other nephews.

            The family would like to thank Cornerstone Baptist Church for their support. 

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA, is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 24, 2008                   Page 5C

 

orzona rogers fischer

 

            Mr. Orzona Rogers Fisher, 33, of Clinton, AR, formerly of Hayesville, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.  She was a native of Union County, GA, but had lived in Hayesville most of her life.  She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving are her husband, Lynn Fischer; two daughters, Savannah Jones and Aiden Jones both of the home; a son, Jacob Jones of the home; her father and step-mother, Zane A. and Kathi Winkler Rogers of Hayesville; her mother, Edna Frances Laythe of Clinton; her paternal grandmother, Willa Mae Freeman Rogers of Hayesville; and her maternal grandmother, Lucille Laythe of Fort Pierce, FL.

            Funeral services were held at 11 AM Saturday, Sept. 13 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville with the Rev. Aud Brown officiating.  Interment was in the New Hope BAPTIST Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were mike Morgan, Gary, Stacy, and Mike Rogers, Ted Cross, and Chad Gunther.

            The family received friends from 6-8 Friday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Orzona Rogers Fischer to the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Debbie L. Mills, 574 Carter Cove Road, Hayesville, NC 28904.

            Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

            An online guest register is available at “Obituaries” at www.iviefuneralhonme.com.

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 FISCHER, Ozona Roberts