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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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October 10, 2012                                 Page 17A

 

bobbie lee everett holbrooks

 

           Mrs. Bobbie Lee Everett Holbrooks, age 97, of Old Blue Ridge Hwy., Blairsville passed away Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Union General Hospital following a brief illness. She was born September 15, 1915 in Hayesville, NC to the late Robert D. and Verdie Carroll Garrett. Mrs. Bobbie was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and was always doing for others. She loved fishing, camping, canning and going to the Farmers Market, and going to the Golden Club activities. Mrs. Bobbie was the oldest member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and was a very faithful to her church. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Grayson Everett in 1974 and her second husband, Jim Holbrooks in 2007.

           Survivors include children, Barbara and Charles Free of Blairsville, GA, Betty Bishop of Fayetteville, GA and Wayne and Jannie Everett of Blairsville, GA, step-sons, Carroll Holbrooks and Earl and Debbie Holbrooks both of Ellijay, GA, sisters, Nora Rogers of Dalton, GA and Donna Starnes of Mobile, AL, nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

           Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Beavers and Rev. Steve Ware officiating. Music was by the Kelley Trio and Evan Hughes. Pallbearers were James Duncan, Curtis Mason, Don Rogers, Ernest Rogers, Garrett Christopher and Scott Christopher. Honorary pallbearers were Pat Phillips, Rufus Everett and Ronnie Christopher. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church cemetery.

           Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

Bobbie Lee Everett Holbrooks

BOBBIE LEE EVERETT HOLBROOKS
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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October 10, 2012                                 Page 17A

 

lois margarette lightfoot

 

           Lois Margarette Lightfoot stepped into eternity with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, early Monday morning October 1, 2012. Lois Lightfoot was mother to Gale Lightfoot, Jr., Gary Lightfoot, Gene Lightfoot, and stepmother of Nancy Lightfoot Gilligan. Lois was born to Jim Melton and Leoah Millsaps on December 10, 1929 in Gastonia NC. Shortly thereafter, Leoah had to hitch-hike back to her childhood home in Blairsville, GA, carrying Lois and her older sister Jessie with her. Lois graduated in 1947 from Union County High School, Blairsville, GA. A North Georgia Beauty Queen of 1947, Lois met and married Gale Nathan Lightfoot Sr. of Wisconsin in 1953. Gale proposed on their first date, Lois accepted on their second, and they were married shortly after in Las Vegas. Together Gale and Lois Lightfoot traveled throughout the United States for several years as part of printing industry's effort to change from letterpress to the new offset process. In 1957 they settled in California, and started a lithographic business of their own. In 1963 they sold the business, and would move the family every couple years in pursuit of a place to call home. Finally, in 1970, they moved to Georgia, and started another lithographic business. Lois loved to make home a place where Gale Jr., and Gary constantly brought friends for meals and sometimes much longer stays. She enjoyed whipping up favorite foods, and creating a welcome atmosphere for anyone at the table.

           Lois also had a "sick sense of humor", labeled that by Gale Sr. Unfortunately for Lois, this sense of humor was inherited by her sons. As they were growing up, Lois was the recipient of many jokes and pranks created by the boys. Usually, she was the first to laugh along, unless she was trying to catch her breath from whatever "discomfort" the prank may have had as a side effect. At home, Lois seldom sat still for long, unless a game was being played…then the snacks came out, and Lois joined the games and fed folks at the same time. She made home always ready for guests, and a place where the boys thought that dirty underwear disappeared, and clean underwear just appeared in drawers every day.

           Preceded in death by her husband Gale Sr., son Gene, sister Jessie and brothers James, WB, and Bill; Lois Lightfoot is survived by her sons Gale Jr. and Gary, stepdaughter Nancy Lightfoot Gilligan, along with Gale Lightfoot Jr.’s wife Nancy Gail, Gale & Nancy Gail’s children Erin Lightfoot Cantrell, Leigh Lightfoot, Becca Lightfoot, son-n-law Adam Cantrell, grandchildren AJ and Sazy Cantrell, Gary Lightfoot’s wife Della, Gary and Della’s children Amanda Lightfoot Lyons, Lauren Lightfoot Soulen, son-in-law David Soulen, son-in-law Stan Lyons, granddaughter Olivia Soulen, sister Mary Potts Housley, brother-in-law Emmett J. Housley, and sister-in-law Ann Kimsey Potts.

           Lois Lightfoot’s memorial was held Thursday, October 4th at Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville, with Rev. Mike Schmid officiating. Special music was presented by Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper and Mrs. Jackie Hill. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Emmett Housley, Adam Cantrell, Kevin Potts, Keith Potts, Stan Ly9ons, and David Soulen. Visitation from 12-2 p.m. and services at 2 p.m. Burial was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.

Lois Margarette Lightfoot

LOIS MARGARETTE LIGHTFOOT

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Blairsville, GA 30512

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ruby lovelle kuykendall ownbey

 

           Mrs. Ruby Lovelle Kuykendall Ownbey, age 88, of Notla Dam Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Ownbey was born on January 4, 1924 in Union County, the daughter of the late Curry G. Kuykendall and the late Jessie W. Poteete Kuykendall. Lovelle was a former member of the Ivy Log Homemakers Club and also of the Dooley Homemakers Club. She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Van D. Ownbey in 1973, a son, Loye J. Ownbey in 1983 and two brothers, Claude Kuykendall in 1923 and Duren Kuykendall in 2005. Lovelle was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Ownbey has been a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church since 1936.

           Surviving Lovelle are two daughters and one son-in-law, Elma and Jerry Floyd of Cumming, GA, Lorella Davenport of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Carson and Grace Ownbey of Blairsville, Nathan and Lisa Ownbey of Clover, SC, brother,  Tye Kuykendall of Ball Ground, GA, three sisters, Grace Flowers of Dallas, NC, Kathleen Pryor of Kings Mtn., NC, Wilma Froneberger of Dallas, NC, twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

           Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October10, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Seay and Rev. Tony Black officiating. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Tony and Christopher Davenport, Nelson and Jeff Floyd, Marty Lynn, Westley and Zach Ownbey. Interment followed in the Ivy Log Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Ivy Log Baptist Church Building Fund in Mrs. Ownbey’s memory. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6-9p.m.

           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

Ruby Lovelle Kuykendall Ownbey

  RUBY LOVELLE KUYKENDALL OWNBEY
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donald michael bisnett

 

           Donald Michael Bisnett, age 52, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Friday morning, October 5, 2012, at his home.

           Donald was born in Miami Beach, FL, on October 22, 1959, a son of the late H.C. Bisnett, Jr., and Patricia Martin Bisnett. Donald moved here to Blairsville three years ago. He was of the Baptist faith, loved children, never met a stranger, and made friends easily. Sports of all kinds were a source of enjoyment for him, and Donald was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

           Donald will be greatly missed, especially by his loving family members: mother, Patricia Martin Bisnett Smith; step-father, John W. Smith; step-mother, Jaunita Bisnett; brothers, Gregory and Jeffery Bisnett; sisters: Michelle Kendrick and her husband, Bill; Jaunita Ledbetter, and Jeanie Curtin; aunt and uncle, Gloria and Carl Albury; aunt, Sherry Martin; nieces and nephews: Kirsten Moody, Kimberly Lisa Jones, Christopher Bisnett, Jessika Mull and her husband Jesse; Amanda Kendrick-Bearden and her husband Chris, William Kendrick, Katie Bisnett, Craydon and Bruce Ledbetter, great nieces and great nephews: Sophia, Skyla and Shasta Jones; Zander Bearden, and Siren Kendrick.

           Private family services will be held at a later date.

           Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. Please sign the guest registry on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.    


Donald Michael Bisnett

DONALD MICHAEL BUSNETT
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ellen sue turner

 

           Mrs. Ellen Sue Turner, age 77, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

           Sue was a native of Union County, GA, and was born on Sunday, June 30, 1935, to the late James Lee Henderson and Nora Williams Henderson. Sue was a lifelong resident in Blairsville and a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville. Besides her parents, she had been preceded in death by two brothers and seven sisters.

           Sue was dearly loved, and will be missed greatly by all who knew her, but especially her family members: husband, John J. Turner, Jr., of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Garry and Kim Turner of Dahlonega, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Karen Turner, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Bo Edwards, of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Terrie and Jay Mitchell, of Jacksonville, FL; and son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jennifer Turner, of Taswell, TN; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Clyde and Sue Collins, of Blairsville; grandchildren: Nicholas Turner, Ryan Turner, Jordan Turner, Lara Turner, Branden Edwards, Kerrie Edwards, Kristen Edwards, Michelle Smith, Joshua Mitchell, Noah Turner, Luke Turner; great grandchildren: Tyler Smith, Aurora Mitchell, and Marley Smith, step grandchildren: Blair Goldbacher, Nicole Goldbacher, Christina Goldbacher, Katie Wyatt, Courtney Buchanan, Chad Cooper.

           Funeral services for Sue were held on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Dr. Fred Lodge, Rev. Danny Parris, and Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating. Special music was presented by Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper and Mrs. Jackie Hill. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Nicholas Turner, Ryan Turner, Branden Edwards, Joshua Mitchell, Bo Edwards, Jay Mitchell, and Brad McAfee. The following grandsons and great grandson served as honorary escort to the family: Luke Turner, Noah Turner, and Tyler Smith. Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation was held at First Baptist Church of Blairsville on Thursday, the same day of the service, starting at 2 p.m.

           Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. Please share your fond memories and sign the guest registry at our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.   


     

 

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Blairsville, GA 30512

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joe n. blackstock, r.

 

           Mr. Joe N. Blackstock, Sr. of Blairsville and Augusta, GA entered into rest Thursday, September 27, 2012, age 88, husband of Mrs. Sue H. Blackstock.

           Mr. Blackstock was born in Sumner, GA. He retired as an Engineer from Southern Bell after 38 years of service. Mr. Blackstock served as a Deacon and an Elder in his church. He enjoyed fishing, shrimping, playing bridge and spending time with his family. Mr. Blackstock enjoyed serving his Lord.

           Family members in addition to his wife include: sons: Joe Blackstock, Jr. of Augusta, GA; David W. Blackstock, OD of Augusta, GA; grandchildren: Riali Lyons (Blake), Barrett and Brett Blackstock; great grandchild: McLean Lyons; sisters: Clydie Lowery, Jeanette Ivey, Geneva Miller (Ray); brothers: Ralph Blackstock (Betty), C.W. Blackstock (Betty); and numerous nieces and nephews.

           A celebration of life will be held Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11 A.M. at Covenant Presbyterian Church with The Rev. Robert M. Watkins officiating. The body laid in state beginning at 10 A.M. in the Sanctuary. Interment was in Tifton, GA.

           In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909.

           The family received friends following the service at the church.

           Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com

Joe Blackstock, Sr.

JOE BLACKSTOCK, SR.
Courtesy of Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Home