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September 28, 2011                   Page 16A

 

derrick lee whittle

 

Mr. Derrick Lee Whittle age 38 of V. Addington Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2011 in the Erlanger Hospital following injuries received in an automobile accident while responding to an emergency call.  Derrick was born on April 11, 1973 in Tallahassee, FL, the son of James Whittle and Sharon Norsworthy Whittle.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.  At the time of his death he was employed as a Deputy with the Union County Sheriffs Department.  He was a loving husband, father and son and was a friend to many.  Derrick attended Harmony Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving Derrick are his loving wife, Karen Hinnenkamp Whittle of Blairsville, one son, Nicholas Whittle, one daughter, Leigha Whittle both of Blairsville, parents, Jim and Sharon Whittle of Brasstown, NC, father-in-law, Jerry Hinnenkamp of Blairsville, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Suellen and Steve Morlock of Blairsville, brother-in-law, David Hinnenkamp of Blairsville, cousin, Toni and Jeff Tidwell of Montgomery, AL, a host of law enforcement family, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday September 21, 2011 at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Stacy Dyer and Minister Terry Stuart officiating. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Scott Harrison, Sheriff Scott Stephens, Scott Deyton, Dallas Batson, Tim Woods, Chad Deyton, Johnny McCoy, Mark Cecci, Josh Berry, Tyler Miller, Tracey James, Lamar Dyer, Charlie Ross, Tony Hodgkins, Michael Davis, Rick Landress, C.J. Worden, Travis Gibson.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Union County Sheriffs Department.  Interment followed in the Meadow View Cemetery. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Derrick Whittle Benefit Fund at United Community Bank in memory of Derrick.

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


Derrick Lee Whittle


DERRICK LEE WHITTLE
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dorothy jean pochis

 

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Pochis, age 81, of Sweet Bay Drive, Blairsville, passed away Monday, September 12, 2011 at her home after an extended illness.  Mrs. Pochis was born, December 6, 2011, (sic) in Tampa, FL, daughter of the late John and Violet Shaddick Broack.  She was a member of ROTC at Hillsborough High.  Mrs. Pochis was preceded in death by two sisters, Lottie Gibbons and Vivian Kitatrell.  She was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church in Largo, FL.

Surviving Mrs. Pochis are her husband, Frank Paul Pochis of Blairsville, daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Anthony Abreu of Blairsville, GA, Deborah and George Attwood of Alexanderia, AL, Pamela and Geoffrey Fuller of San Antonio, TX, sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Fred Mumm of Bay Town, TX, granddaughter, Erin Elizabeth Attwood, step-grandchildren, James Arthur Attwood, Aimee Cedie and Cozette Abreu.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Interment will follow in Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL.

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.

 

 

           


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wanda louise cook

 

Mrs. Wanda Louise Cook, age 64, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 18, 2011 in Blairsville.

Wanda was born on Monday, September 30, 1946, in Kingston, TN, to the late Floyd Wilcoxon and Altha Lorene Nichols Wilcoxon.  Wanda and her husband Billy Joe had owned and operated B & W Paint and Supply in Blairsville for approximately 25 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe, in February of this year; and her parents.

Wanda will be missed by everyone who knew her, but most especially her family: sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Troy Murphy, of Douglasville, GA, and Claudia and Ranny Jones, of Blairsville; sister, Peggy Hyde, of Morganton, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Ned and JoAnn Wilcoxon, of Blairsville; many nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Wanda were held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Jonathon Hood and Rev. Marvin Young officiating.  Special music was presented by Tim, Becka and Cody Hamilton, Martha Davenport, Logan Hart and Casey Jones.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tim Odom, Shannon Jones, Travis Jones, Buddy Legg, Doug Murphy, and Kevin Lunsford.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were: Deacons of Youngstown Baptist Church: Clinton Patterson, Howard Brys, Tyler McCollum, Johnny Carroll, Wayne Roberts, and Jacky Adams.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Tuesday evening, September 20th, from 6 until 9 p.m.

The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to Youngstown Baptist Church, Building Fund, 185 Patton Place, Blairsville, GA 30512.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your condolences with the family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.  


Wanda Louise Cook


WANDA LOUISE COOK
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willa mae dockery souther

 

Mrs. Willa Mae Dockery Souther, age 75, of Dallas, GA passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2011.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, September 23rd in the chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev. Tommy Young and Rev. Joe Maxwell officiating.  Interment followed in Pine Ridge Memorial Park, Kennesaw.

A native of Blairsville, GA, Mrs. Souther was a long time resident of Cobb County and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Marietta.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Buell Robert Souther; daughters, Sandra Mae Maxwell; Mary Ellen Maxwell; and Angela Souther Reece, all of Dallas, GA; brother, Dexter Dockery, Blairsville; 5 grandchildren.

The family received friends Thursday September 22, 2011 from 58 p.m. at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta. Online guestbook @ www.westcobbfuneralhome.com.   


Willa Mae Dockery Souther


WILLA MAE DOCKERY SOUTHER
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lois hughes

 

Mrs. Lois Hughes, age 84, of Young Harris, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2011, in Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, GA.

Mrs. Hughes was born in Blairsville on Tuesday, May 3, 1927, a daughter of the late Sherman Bridges and the late Lillie Collins Bridges.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Blairsville.  Mrs. Hughes was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church.  For over 50 years, Mrs. Hughes and her husband and the family have been known for making sorghum syrup at their mill in Young Harris.    Mrs. Hughes was also an excellent cook and enjoyed quilting and was very good at it.  Besides her parents, Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by a grandson, Joey Matthew Hughes; five sisters: Velva Bridges Souther, Lela Bridges Hughes, Joyce Bridges Hughes, Betty Bridges Rose, and Mary Bridges Brackett; brothers: Doyle Bridges, Loy Bridges, and Roy Bridges.

She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her loving family: her husband, Olin Hughes, of Young Harris; son, Cecil J. Hughes; daughter, Elouise Chastain; and son, Terry L. Hughes, all of Young Harris; sister, Charlene Griggs, of Blairsville; eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and many friends and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hughes were held on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at Zebulon Baptist Church. With Rev. Ray Potts and Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  Special music was presented by Spirit Led, and burial was in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Dave M. Hughes, nick Hughes, Shawn Chastain, Jason Chastain, Dustin Hughes, and Nathan Hughes.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Wednesday evening, September 21, 2011, from the hours of 6 until 9 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your fond memories and send condolences to the family at our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

Lois Hughes

LOIS HUGHES
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virginia kathern refner

 

          Mrs. Virginia Kathern Refner age 88, of Birdwalk Lane, Blairsville, formerly of Adrian, MI passed away on Sunday September 18th, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Refner was born on Dec. 18, 1922 in Traverse City, MI, the daughter of the late Charles Seigel and the late Dovie Elliot Seigel.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Refner in 1998 and a daughter Cynthia Reamsnyder in 2010.  Mrs. Refner was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hayesville.

Surviving Mrs. Refner are one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jean Refner of Adrian, MI, three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Todd Herrick of Bay Harbor, MI, Kathy and Ed Cole of Blairsville, Sandy and Scott Barta of Rossford, OH, one sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Bud Mumy of Amarillo, TX, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A Funeral Mass was held on Monday September 26, 2011 at 11 a.m. from the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh, MI with Father Dan Wheeler officiating.  The family met with friends at the church on Monday from 10-11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Refner.

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


Virginia Kathern Refner


VIRGINIA KATHERN REFNER
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larry e. patterson

 

Mr. Larry E. Patterson, age 76, of Blairsville, passed away Thursday morning, September 22, 2011, in Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, Georgia.

Mr. Patterson was born in Blairsville, on June 29, 1935, a son of the late Arvel Patterson and the late Bessie Weaver Patterson.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served during the Korean War.  Mr. Patterson was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville; a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114, F & AM, the Appalachian Shrine club.  Besides his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a sister, Flora Belle Burnette King; and three brothers: Robert E. Patterson, Dan J. Patterson, and George Billy Patterson.

Mr. Patterson is survived by and will greatly missed by his wife of 55 years: Ann Fair Patterson, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Kennetha Patterson, of Blairsville; two sisters: Roselle Arp, of Morganton, Georgia; and Sarahnelle Hudson, of Marietta, Georgia; brother, Conard Patterson, of Morganton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roeyzane and Yvonne Patterson, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, and Ramon Bruce and Alline Patterson, of Blairsville; two grandchildren, Kevin Andrew Patterson and MacKenzie Leigh Patterson.  Many nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Patterson were held Saturday, September 24, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris and Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Greg Patterson, Doug Patterson, John Fair, Richard Hollaran, Steve Huffman, Gary Hudson, Rob Patterson, and Rob Fair.  Members of Allegheny Lodge #114 F&AM along with members of the Appalachian Shrine Club served as honorary pallbearers.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with Graveside Military Honors by North Georgia Honor Guard and the U.S. Army.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, or to First Baptist Church of Blairsville, designated for the Building Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.


Larry E. Patterson


LARRY E. PATTERSON
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anthony roger verdone

 

Mr. Anthony Roger Verdone, SR, age 71, of Cozy Cove Rd, Blairsville, GA passed away, Thursday, September 22, 2011, at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Verdone was born, October 24, 1939, in Providence, RI a son of the late Anthony and Lillian Verdone.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran.  Mr. Verdone moved to this area 20 years ago from St. Petersburg, FL, and was owner of T & C Enterprises of Blairsville.  He was of the Christian Faith.

Surviving Mr. Verdone are his wife Carol Verdone of Blairsville, children, Valarie Verdone of Warwick, RI, Gina Verdone of Johnston, RI, Anthony R. Verdone, Jr. of Blairsville, GA, sisters, Loraine and Anthony, Robert Verdone and Carol.

No services are planned at this time.

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.


Anthony Roger Verdone


ANTHONY ROGER VERDONE, SR.
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ford logan

Mr. Ford Logan, age 83, of Blairsville, GA, passed away September 24, 2011 at Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Clay County Care Center in Hayesville, NC.  Ford was born Friday, March 2, 1928 in Union County, GA, to the late Joe and Sallie Henson Logan.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County and had attended Bethel United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Blanche Johnson, brother, Bob Logan, niece, Betty Reid and nephew, Doug Johnson.

Surviving family members include:  niece, JoAnn Brown of Tucker, GA; step-niece, Paulette (Aubrey) Dyer of Blairsville and step-nephew, Troy Whitt of Blairsville.

Graveside services were held Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Young officiating.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Anthony Bohanon, Frank Alexander, Harold Collins, Jerry Cook, Troy Whitt and Aubrey Dyer.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA.   Please send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Ford Logan


FORD LOGAN
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troy h. king

 

Troy H King, age 93 of Blairsville, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home.  Mr. King was born September 2, 1918 in Blairsville, GA to the late Jass King and the late Minnie Dillenger King.  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years.  Troy had worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps, he was a farmer and also worked for many years at Georgia Boot.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vivian C. Martin, Brothers, Ovell King, Ed King, Vernon King, Otis King and Jess King and sisters, Bertha Flowers and Artiebelle Ingram.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Mae Parker King of Blairsville, daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Ann and Ben Hale of Colliersville, TN, Kathryn and Wayne Banks of Blairsville and Jackie and Joe Hunt of Rockmart, GA, son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Margaret King of Meansville, GA, sister, Ollie Jones of Blairsville and Brother and sister-in-law, J.B. and Betty Lou King of Blairsville, 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren along with many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm at the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Music was provided by Scott Carter and Justin Carter.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers; Jeff Ballard, Binkie King, Ray Ingram, Harold Ingram, Larry King and Raymond King.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Wayne Henderson, Wayne Banks, Jack Lance, Ryan Luckie and Joe Hunt.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA.


Troy H. King


TROY H. KING
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