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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 12, 2011                       Page 14A

 

grace young

 

Mrs. Grace Young, age 79, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, passed away Tuesday evening, September 27, 2011, at her home at Lazy R.

Mrs. Young was born in Blairsville on July 31, 1932, a daughter of the late Paul and the late Evelyn Anderson Stepp.  She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, where she was a member of Liberty Ladies, and taught Sunday School.  Grace had been an administrative assistance to her late husband of 44 years, Roy Lloyd Young, whose businesses included operating heavy equipment and an aircraft charter service.  Besides her husband, and her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Roy Stepp.

Grace is survived by and will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but especially her loving family: son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Sandy Young, of Blairsville; sister, Ruby Daniel of Blairsville, and brother, Jack Stepp, of Odenville, AL; several nieces, nephews and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, September 30, 2011, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Trent Rich and Rev. Jonathan Hood officiating.  Special music was presented by Odena Gibson, Barbara Long, and Barbara and Stephanie Poole.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bud Murphy, R.B. Brown, Brownie Brown, Curtis Young, Everett Cook, and Craig Dyer.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Brian Kinnersley, Keith Stepp, J.L. Tanner, John Daniel, Kieter Foster, Jeff Daniel, and Franklin Hunter, and the Union County High School Class of 1949.  Burial was in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

If you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

Grace Young

GRACE YOUNG
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hilda taylor seay

 

Mrs. Hilda Taylor Seay, age 86, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, September 26, 2011 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Mrs. Seay was born in Franklin, GA, on Monday, December 8, 1924, a daughter of the late Kenion Ambers Taylor and the late Baxter Elijah Adams Taylor.  She was a homemaker and had been living in the Blairsville area since 2004, moving here from Albany, GA.  Mrs. Seay was a Charter Member of Porterfield United Methodist Church in Albany.  She was an active member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class there. Preceding her in death was her husband of 49 years, Harold Seay; and two brothers, Henry Taylor and Charley Taylor.           

She is survived by and will be missed greatly by all of her family: daughter and son-in-law, Martha Ann Collins and Bill Collins of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, John Harold Seay and Linda Seay, of Thomson, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Kenneth Seay and Mary Lee Seay, of Macon, GA; and daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice and Rick Hinman of Preston, GA; Sister, Wilma Giles, of Locust Grove, GA; seven grandchildren: Bryan Collins, Elizabeth Earnst, Brooke Hold, Wesley Seay, Michelle Lucas, Taylor O'Hearn, and Adam O'Hearn; eight great grandchildren: Anna Collins, Hollyn Hold, Lynley Hold, Milyn Hold, Jacob Collins, Mary Evelyn Seay, Robert Seay, and Avery Hamlin.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at 3 p.m., at the Chapel of Crown Hill Mausoleum in Albany, with Rev. Robert Orr officiating.  Special music was presented by Linda Mayo.  Grandchildren served as pallbearers.  The body was in-state at the graveside beginning at 2 p.m.

The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your condolences with the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Hilda Taylor Seay


HILDA TAYLOR SEAY
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adel brown henson

 

Mrs. Adel Brown Henson, age 93, of William Henson Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Thursday Oct. 6, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Henson was born on October 9, 1917 in Union County, the daughter of the late Jim Brown and the late Pearl Weaver Brown.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Adel loved gardening and loved children.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Henson in 1973, two sons, Junior Henson in 1996 and Audie Henson in 2010, two sisters, Maybell Ledford and Wilma Morgan, a brother, Robert Brown and also a nephew, Ricky Brown.  Mrs. Henson was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Henson are one son and daughter-in-law, Sammy and Joyce Henson of Blairsville, two daughters-in-law, Mary Henson of Ellijay, Peggy Henson of Blairsville, sister-in-law, Marie Brown of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Janie and Aaron Walls of Dothan, AL., Jeannie Henson of Raleigh, NC., Stevie and Amanda Henson of Blairsville, and Debbie Rice of Mineral Bluff, seven great grandchildren, Clairissa and Cody Henson, Mandy Parker, Lacey Johnson, Gene Rice, Casey Rice and James Seth Henson, four great-great grandchildren, Mikayla, Jessica and Jake Pack and Aubrey Henson,  great-great-great grandchild, Caden Cole Horn,  many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday October 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Seay officiating.  Special music was presented by the Copper City Quartet.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Gene Rice, Stevie Henson, Lee Knight, Larry Young, Randy Ledford and Tony Ledford. Interment followed in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.  Flowers are accepted or if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in memory of Mrs. Henson.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-9pm.

            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


Adel Brown Henson


ADEL BROWN HENSON
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Rev. Ernest Seckinger, Sr.

 

            A memorial service for Rev. Ernest Seckinger, Sr., will be held Sunday, October 16 at 2 PM at Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Young Harris.  A reception with the family will follow.


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thurman edward “ed” kinder

 

            Thurman Edward, “Ed” Kinder, 97 of New Port Richey, FL, passed away October 2nd.  He was born July 15, 1914 in Cabell, WV.  He served in the US Army during WWII and, following the war, was a radio operator in the Merchant Marines.  He moved to Florida in 1948 and worked for General Electric in Largo for over 25 years, retiring in 1978.  He was a member of the Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, a ham radio operator and an avid gardener.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary.  They enjoyed many happy times at their mountain home in Blairsville, GA.

He is survived by his four daughters, Gloria Sue (Vernon) Cowley, Deidra Honeywell, Diana Rice and Deborah Noblit; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in his memory be made to the Gulfside Regional Hospice.  

 


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gail irene chuckran

 

Mrs. Gail Irene Chuckran, age 69, of Rabbit Run, Blairsville, passed away at her home on Thursday, October 6, 2011 following a brief illness.  Gail was born August 5, 1942 in Abington, MA, a daughter of the late Carlton and Margery Steeves Brown.  She was a graduate of Abington High School.  Gail and her husband moved here 6 years ago from Melbourne, FL.  She was past President of Pieceful Mountain Quilters Guild of Blue Ridge and a member of Tuesday Quilters.  Gail was also preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Brown and a sister, Carol Graham.  She was of the Episcopal faith.

For 53 years with her partner in life Craig, they created many memories, traveled and built a wonderful life together.  Gail loved to surround herself with family and friends at every opportunity.  Her passion for cooking and entertaining has brought us together for years and will be passed on for generations.

             Gail’s artistic talents for painting, sewing, gardening, crocheting, decorating and quilt making were remarkable.  We will cherish her personalized gifts for years to come.

             Surviving Gail are her loving husband of 51 years, Craig Chuckran of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Fred Twiss of Tiverton, RI; son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Veronica Chuckran of Anchorage, AK; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mitchell and Joan Chuckran of Canton, GA, John and Linda Chuckran of Brockton, MA and Susan and Bill Gorman of Port St. John, FL; four grandchildren, Jacqueline (Jackie) Twiss, Jessica, Zachary and David Chuckran; several nieces and nephews.

             Memorial services for Gail were held at 4 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home with Father Frank Wilson officiating.  In lieu of flowers you can make memorials to, GA Mountains Hospice or Pieceful Mountain Quilters Guild of Blue Ridge.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 3 until 4 p.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


Gail Irene Chuckran


GAIL IRENE CHUCKRAN
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joseph phillip hiers

 

            Joseph Phillip Hiers, 69, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on October 1, 2011 after a sudden illness.  Joseph was born on May 16, 1932 in Quitman, GA, son of the late Joseph and Della Mae Sweat Hiers.  He is preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph and James Hiers, and sister, Vonnie Hiers Godbold.  A U.S. Air Force Veteran with 20 years of dedicated service, Joseph retired as Master Sergeant in 1982.  In addition to his family and friends, Joe, also known as Phil by his brothers and sisters, loved boating and fishing.   

Surviving Joseph are his loving wife, Charlotte Ann Roe Hiers, four step-children, David, Bill, Marcia Gaskins and Ramona Campbell, as well as brothers, John and Herbert Hiers, Charles Roberts, and Eugene Tallmadge.  He was also blessed with six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

            Services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2011 in the Lakeland Chapel of Music Funeral Services and burial followed in the Lovejoy Cemetery.  The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 6 – 8 p.m.  A memorial service will be held for Joe’s Blairsville friends and church family at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Notla Baptist Church in Murphy, NC.

            Sympathy may be expressed online at www.musicfuneralservices.com

            Music Funeral Services of Lakeland is serving the family.


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virginia pauline myers

 

Mrs. Virginia Pauline Myers, age 81, of Kiutuestia Creek Rd., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday October 4, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Myers was born on March 27, 1930 in Doerun, GA, the daughter of the late I.U. Hampton and the late Emma Woody Hampton.  Virginia loved crocheting and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Ola Groover, Ellen Blunt and Geraldine Reynolds and by two brothers, R.V. and Eugene Hampton.  Mrs. Myers attended the House of Prayer Church.

Surviving Mrs. Myers are one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Toni Peevy of Young Harris, two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Bill Kelley of Blairsville, Glenda and Billy O’Brien of Balm, FL, seven grandchildren, Mamie Peevy, Jason Kelley, Micah Peevy, Millie Baxter, Will O’Brien, Daniel Peevy and Candace O’Brien, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday October 6, 2011 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Angie Kelley.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Jason Kelley, Michael Baxter, Micah Peevy, Daniel Peevy, Bill Kelley and Kevin Prather.  Interment followed in the Kelley Cemetery.  Flowers are accepted or if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the House of Prayer Building Fund in memory of Mrs. Myers.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.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