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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 1, 2008            Page 17B

 

elenore laura phillips

 

            Ms. Elenore Laura Phillips, age 79, of Gum Log Rd., Young Harris, passed away on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Ms. Phillips was born on Aug. 10, 1929 in Union County, the daughter of the late Emory O. Phillips and the late Flossie sparks Phillips.  She was a lifelong resident of Union and Towns Counties.  Elenore was a loving sister and aunt.  She loved to cook for others and loved gardening.  Ms. Phillips was a member of many Forks Baptist Church.

            Surviving Ms. Phillips are three brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and Revonda Phillips of Blairsville, Ron and Ginner Phillips of Young Harris, Robert and Pearl Phillips of Young Harris, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Doug Queen of Hochton, GA, Wanda and James Crisp of Murphy, NC, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Seay and Rev. Junior Killian officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Roger, Ronnie, Alvin and Junior Phillips, Dwayne Ramey, David and Tony Crisp.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Troy and Hal Phillips.  Interment followed in the Many Forks Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday 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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October 1, 2008            Page 17B

 

tommie w. alexander

 

            Tommie W. Alexander, age 83, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2008 at his home.  Mr. Alexander was born Thursday, July 23, 1925 in Union County, Georgia to the late Ed Alexander and the late Hattie Hunter Alexander.  Mr. Alexander was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church, and a former member of the Union County lions Club.  He was instrumental in the formation of the Blairsville-Union chamber of Commerce.  With his wife he owned and operated the Trackrock Campground, which they opened in 1966.  They also owned and operated Trackrock Stables.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Alexander, and brothers, Jimmy and Hoyt Alexander.

            Survivors include his loving wife, Martha Alexander of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Yasha Manzy of Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gary Maddox; son & daughter-in-law, frank and Debbie Alexander; daughter, Sonya Alexander and sister, Bernice Gibson, al of Blairsville; grandchildren: Isreal Alexander of Franklin, North Carolina; Brad Rich and Christie Rich, both of Blairsville; and Minka Alexander of Stillwater, OK.  Three great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 2 PM from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home with the rev. Jim Geer officiating.  Interment followed in the New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  Music was provided by Mr. Claude Duffey.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Eddy Alexander, Tim Cristofaro, Russell Fortenberry, Frank Alexander, Isreal Alexander and Brad Rich.  North Georgia Honor Guard Members presented Military Rites.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 5-8 PM, Tuesday, September 23.

            If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung association at 61 Broadway, new York, NY 10006 or www.lungusa.org.

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


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October 1, 2008            Page 17B

 

mary lou dyer collins

 

            Mary Lou Dyer Collins, age 75, of Skylark Place, Gainesville, GA, passed away, Tuesday, September 23, 2009 (sic), at her residence following an extended illness.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of memorial park Funeral Home with interment following in Memorial Park Cemetery.  The reverend Richard Thomas and reverend Jeff Lovell officiated.  The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evening at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Collins was born December 13, 1932 in Union County to the late George and Ida Mae (Crumley) Dyer.  She was retired from Warren Featherbone and was of the Pentecostal faith.  She was preceded in death by her son, Doyle Collins, Jr. and 3 brothers, Will dyer, Ervin Dyer and Lee Dyer.

            Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Doyle Collins of Gainesville; brother, Buford Dyer of Cleveland, sister, Kate Self of Cleveland; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and R.L. Arrington of Blairsville, Elease and A.C. Duckworth of Gainesville; sister-in-law, Ruby Norton of Blairsville; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and other family and friends also survive.

            Memorial Park Funeral Home of Gainesville, GA.


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October 1, 2008            Page 17B

 

howard e. conley

 

            Mr. Howard E. Conley, 79, of Cobb Mountain Circle, Blairsville, GA, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Conley was born on July 31, 1929 in Morral, OH, to the late Roy and Opal (Watts) Conley.

            He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy (Herbert) Conley, one daughter, Christine (Christopher) Stromberg of Wilmington, OH, and four sons: Steven (Veronica) Conley of Delphos, OH, Jeffrey (Tammy) Conley of Xenia, OH, Douglas (Lorinda) Conley and Todd (fiancée Tina Gelter) Conley both of Ft. Myers, FL; seven grandchildren: Carly (Stromberg) page, Drew Stromberg, Matthew, Veronica and Tyler Conley, Erika (Haynes) Nosker and Benjamin Conley; two great grandchildren: Aidan and Elijah Nosker.

            He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Russell Conley.

            Mr. Conley was a US Air Force veteran who served in Greenland during the Korean War.  He retired from General Telephone Company with over thirty-two years of service.  He loved dancing with his wife, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and camping with his family and friends.  He played a good game of euchre and was a long time member of both the VFW and the American Legion.

            Graveside services will be held on Saturday October 11, 2008 at 2 p.m. in Meeker Cemetery in meeker, OH.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Glenda Gooch House of Blairsville or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements were by Mountain View Funeral Home, Blairsville, GA.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

           


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October 1, 2008            Page 17B

 

jearldean gillman

 

            Mrs. Jearldean Gillman, age 63, of Skyline Drive, Blairsville, formerly of Naples, FL, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Gillman was born on Nov. 9, 1944 in walker County, AL, the daughter of the late James Louis Baldwin and the late Wilodean Brown Baldwin.  Jearldean had a passion for traveling, she loved cooking and gardening.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her former husband, Ralph Gillman, sister, Jeanell Brennan and a grandson, Phillip Michael Gillman.  Mrs. Gillman was a member of the United Methodist Church of Freeport, FL.

            Surviving Mrs. Gillman are her former husband and companion, Donald Freeman of Freeport, FL, one son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Sherri Gillman of Freeport, two daughters and sons-in-law, Denise (Aldrich) and Corey Reid of Blairsville, Traci and Scott Wasko of Blairsville, one brother, Larry Gene Baldwin of Santa Rosa beach, FL, one sister, Jodi Baldwin of Naples, FL, nine grandchildren, Steven, Andrew and James Gillman, Brandon, Aaron and Ryan Aldrich, Tiffani, Nicole, Caitlin and Olivia Wasko, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon McDonald officiating.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 10-2. 

            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