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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 8, 2008            Page 16B

 

barney Brown

 

            Mr. Barney Brown, age 91, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2008, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.  Mr. Brown was a member of old Liberty Baptist Church.  Mr. Brown had been preceded in death by his wife of almost 70 years, Northa Pauline King Brown; his parents, Henry and Celestie Brown; sister, Cleo B. Hooper; brothers: Elbert, Lewis, Emory, Harmon, Clayton and Paul.

            Surviving family members include: daughter, Marie Brown; son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Alwayne Brown, all of Blairsville; sisters: Connie b. Galloway, Frankie B. Dunnaway, Ruby B. Sexton, Ellen B. Collins, Ethel B. Self; brother, Homer Brown; granddaughter and friend, Cindy Brown and jerry hunter; step-grandson, Jason Silvers; step-great grandson, Joshua Silvers. 

            Funeral services were held Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Harley Hunter, and Rev. Dwayne Patterson officiating.  Music was provided by Old Liberty Baptist Church Choir.  Interment will follow in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  The following gentlemen were requested to serve as pallbearers: Junior Brown, Leon Brown, Carroll Brown, Toby Collins, Freddy Collins, Calvin Collins.

            The family received friends Friday, October 3, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Contributions may be made to old Liberty Baptist Church, or to New Liberty Baptist Church, in memory of Barney Brown.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Friends may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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October 8, 2008            Page 16B

 

gerald m. la valley

 

            Mr. Gerald M. La Valley age 81 of Rothgeb Ridge Rd., formerly of W. Palm beach, FL went to be with the Lord on Friday Oct. 3, 2008 from his home.  Mr. La Valley was born on may 20, 1927 in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Maxime La Valley and the late Mary DeLosh La Valley.  He was a veteran of the US Navy of WWII.  Gerald was a singer and performed locally.  His friends and fans referred to him as their “Old Blue Eyes of the Mountains”.  He sang at many churches and Christian groups in the area and local events.  He was part of the Hiawassee on the Square Jazz Night and also of the OASIS Lunch Programs at First United Methodist Church of Blairsville.  He was a loving husband and father.  Mr. La Valley was a member of the Blairsville First Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. La Valley are his loving wife of twenty six years, Patricia Carter La Valley of Blairsville, three sons and daughters-in-law, martin and Anita La Valley of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Kenneth and Cher La Valley of lake Worth, FL, Roger and Helen La Valley of Deland, FL, one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Jeanne La Valley of Riviera beach, FL and also of Corning, AK, five grandchildren, Shelly Brown, Christa Scruggs, Corbin La Valley, John Carl Brown and Celina Scholl, six great grandchildren, Austin, Logan, Emily, Tyler, Dylan and Juliana, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held on Saturday Oct. 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the rev. Dick Stillwell officiating.  Special music will be presented by  Bill Carter and Elaine Moss.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to united Hospice of Blue Ridge in memory of Mr. La Valley.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10-11 a.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 8, 2008            Page 17B

 

elsie margaret payne

 

            Mrs. Elsie Margaret Payne, age 79, of Flowery Branch, GA, formerly of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, September 29, 2008 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.  Mrs. Payne was born Friday, June 7, 1929 in Union County, GA, to the late John Deyton and the late Maggie Rurie Self Deyton.  She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.  Besides her parents, Mrs. Payne had been preceded in death by a sister, Alma Panter; and two brothers, Henry Deyton and David Deyton.

            Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years: James  Edward Payne of Flowery Branch; daughter, Mary Frances Pitts; son, James Edward Payne, both of Flowery Branch; daughter, Martha Mildred Whited of Gillsville, GA; son, Jessie Wade Payne of Lula, GA; daughter, Lori Lynn Stewart of Gainesville, GA; sisters, Corlee Carpenter and Mary Jane Weaver, both of Blairsville, GA; sister, Louise Everett of Buford, GA; and sister, Sudie Belle Bingham of Flowery Branch.  23 Grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and other friends and relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 2 PM from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Jason Walls officiating.  Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Jason Payne, Jeff Jones, Jeremy Woodall, Justin Payne, Claude Everett, and John Payne.  Serving as an honorary pallbearer was Tracy Vaughn.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 PM, Tuesday, September 30.

            Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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


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October 8, 2008            Page 17B

 

dennis “haambone” garrett

           

Dennis “Hambone” Garrett, age 55, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Dennis was born Monday, July 6, 1953 in Towns County, GA, to the late Jim Garrett and the late Grace Addington Garrett.  He was a master carpenter, and worked in housing construction.

            Survivors include his wife, Barbara Deaver Garrett of Blairsville; daughter, Stacy Garrett Corn of Blairsville; son & daughter-in-law, Timmy & Michelle Duckworth of Blairsville; step-son, Dale Duckworth of Monroe, Georgia; brother, Harold Garrett of McDonough, GA; brother, Denver Garrett; sister, Doris McGaha, brother, Roger “Gomer” Garrett, all of Blairsville; grandchildren: Kayla Corn, Josh Corn, Kaitlyn Kelly, Ashley Stephens, Maranda Stephens, Alexus Duckworth, and Kimber Duckworth.  Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Garrett.  many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 5 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Bryan Mason, and Gerald Owenby officiating.  Interment followed in ivy Log Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Timmy Duckworth, Raymond Mason, Curtis Corn, Jarrad Garrett, Curtis Mason, Brian Payne, Shawn Estep, Eddie Rich.  Honorary pallbearers included the following: Timmy Duckworth, Janice Boling, Josh Corn.

              The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 3 from 6 until 9 p.m. and Saturday, October 4, until 9 p.m.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Friends and family are invited to send condolences and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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October 8, 2008            Page 17B

 

robert dewey burnett

 

            Mr. Robert Dewey Burnett, age 88, of Suches, GA; passed away Monday, September 29, 2008 at his home.  Mr. Burnett was born Monday, April 26, 1920 in Union County, GA to the late Emanuel Burnett and the late Elizabeth Cain Burnett.  A lifelong resident of Union County, he was a member and deacon of Zion Baptist Church in Suches.  Mr. Burnett was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was mainly stationed in India.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Jane Hood Burnett; and a daughter, Opal Burnett.

            Surviving family members include: son, Robert Burnett of Suches; daughter, Patricia Burnett, also of Suches; daughter, Gladys Jones of Dahlonega, GA; four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 2 PM from the Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Wilkes officiating.  Music was provided by Patsy Thomas.  Interment followed in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Danny Burnett, Junior Burnett, Steve Lewis, Bob Williams, Clay Williams, and Zach Williams.  Honorary pallbearers included: Adam Williams, and Jack Burnett.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 PM, Wednesday, October 1.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Baptist Church. 

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Family and friends are invited to view Mr. Burnett’s video tribute, and sign the register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com