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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 19, 2011                       Page 16A

 

rev. earl pickelsimer

 

Rev. Earl Pickelsimer, age 79, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011 at his home.  Rev. Pickelsimer was born Monday, January 4, 1932 in Margaret, GA, to the late John Andy Pickelsimer and the late Fannie Warren Pickelsimer.  Earl was a lifelong resident of this area, was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church in Blairsville.  Rev. Pickelsimer was a Baptist minister for over 35 years, pasturing in Pleasant Hill Baptist church, Friendship Baptist Church, and Cooper’s Creek Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by: daughter, Sandra Kay Pickelsimer, brothers, Elmer Pickelsimer, Estle Pickelsimer and Everett Pickelsimer; sisters, Pauline Cobb, Geraldine Totherow, Bertie Davis and Niner Snedegar.

Rev. Pickelsimer will be greatly missed by all who knew him – but especially his family: his loving wife, Dorothy Mason Pickelsimer, son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Darlene Pickelsimer, son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Becky Pickelsimer, all of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Earlene and Terry Folmar of Odessa, TX; brother, Arlin Pickelsimer of Blairsville, 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Many nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Rev. Pickelsimer were held Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Garrett and Rev. Avery Beaver officiating.  Music was presented by Robert Duckworth, Chris Rumfelt and Jason Pickelsimer.  Interment followed in the New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, with Danny White officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jason Pickelsimer, Michael Pickelsimer, Clay Pickelsimer, Raymond Davis, Russell Davis and Tony Ledford.

The family received friends at the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Monday and Tuesday, October 10th and 11th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Earl Pickelsimer


REV. EARL PICKELSIMER
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The North Georgia News

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October 19, 2011                       Page 16A

 

jack h. burns

 

            Jack H. Burns, age 85, of Paso Robles, CA passed away October 3, 2011 at Mission View Hospital in San Luis Obispo, CA.

            Jack was born in Blairsville, GA on August 23, 1926.  He graduated from Union County High School and joined the U.S. Army in 1944 serving his country in the Philippine Islands and occupied Japan.  He moved to Bakersfield, CA in 1947 and secured a job with Mobil Oil Company.  He remained with this company until his retirement.

            Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Jean Long Burns of Paso Robles, CA, parents Horace and Opal Burns, brother Neal Burns, nephew Robby Burns, all of Blairsville, GA, five in-laws of Taft and Bakersfield, CA.

            Survivors are son and daughter-in-law Chris and LaWanna Burns of Bakersfield, CA, daughter and son-in-law Susan and Paul Kinne of Paso Robles, CA, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law Jean and Newel Johnson of Blairsville, GA, sister and brother-in-law Sherrel and George Schroeder of Mocksville, NC, brother Jim Burns of Blairsville, GA, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

            Jack was an avid golfer and golfed every day as long as his health permitted.  He also was an excellent swimmer and worked at Vogel State Park as a lifeguard while in high school.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to Chapel of The Roses Mortuary in Atascodero, CA.  Services were October 17th at North County Christian Fellowship Church Paso Robles, CA.  Internment in the Paso Robles Cemetery. 



           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 19, 2011                       Page 16A

 

rosemary strickland

 

Mrs. Rosemary Strickland, age 69, of Fern Dr., Blairsville, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011 after an extended illness.  Rosemary was born in Severville, TN a daughter of the late Fred and Nora McClure Floyd.  She moved here in 2004 from Maryville, TN.  Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband Paul Thomas Strickland; a daughter, Denise Dykes, sister, Colene Farmer and a brother, John Delmar Floyd.  She attended the Blairsville Church of Christ.

Surviving Rosemary are a son Matthew Knott of Acworth, GA, daughter, Nora Holcomb of Acworth, GA, sisters, Dottie and John Kuberek of Blairsville, GA, Hazel Whaley of Maryville, TN, brother, James and Nancy Floyd of Knoxville, TN, sister-in-law Wanda Floyd, five grandchildren, one great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

 Funeral services for Rosemary will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Aaron Stanley and Minister Forrest Chapman officiating.  Interment followed Monday, October 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville, TN.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m.

 In lieu of flowers there has been a burial fund set up in her name at United Community  Bank to help defer expenses.

 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.


Rosemary Strickland


ROSEMARY STRICKLAND
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October 19, 2011                       Page 16A

 

winnifred “winnie” seiler

 

Mrs. Winnifred "Winnie" Seiler, age 90, of Beale Ct., Blairsville passed away October 10, 2011 in Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Seiler was born in Zion, IL, on May 13, 1921, a daughter of the late Paul T. and Jenette Brooks Robbins. She moved to this area in 1982.  Mrs. Seiler was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Theodore and Molly Robbins, and a sister-in-law, Mickey Robbins.  She was a member of Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church.

             Surviving Mrs. Seiler are: her husband of 63 years, Harold “Si” Seiler of Blairsville, GA, children, Ann Lindsey of Missouri City, TX, Carol and David Dankoski of Chatham, IL, Jean and Jim Wagner of Madison WI, Beth and Walter Baehrend of Naperville, IL, Tom and Cindy Seiler of Roselle, IL, brother, Kenneth Robbins of Brookfield, WI, sister, Phyllis Russell of Surprise, AZ, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

             Memorial services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church with Dr. John Kay & Reverend David Tinsley officiating.  In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church.

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


Winnifred Seiler

WINNIFRED SEILER
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The North Georgia News

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October 19, 2011                       Page 16A

 

burnell aaron

 

Mr. Burnell Aaron, age 90, of Chatham Dr., Blairsville, went to be with the Lord Friday, October 14, 2011 at his home following a brief illness.  He was born October 13, 1921 in Liberty, MS.  He moved to Blairsville 7 years ago from Lawrenceville, GA where he lived for 43 years.  Burnell was a WWII U S Army Veteran.  He was preceded in death by his parents who he never knew, his uncle and aunt who raised him in Mississippi who he called Mom and Pops; he was also the brother-in-law of the late Arthur and Margie Jones.  Burnell was of the Baptist Faith.

             Surviving Burnell are: his wife Annie “Louise” Aaron of Blairsville, several nieces and nephews and all the people who knew him.

             Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 16, 2011at (sic) Lebanon Baptist Church in Lawrenceville with Pastor Tommy Thomas officiating.  Music was by The Son’s Light Singers and Grace Mayes.  Interment followed in Haynes Creek Cemetery in Loganville.  The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 until 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


Burnell Aaron


BURNELL AARON
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The North Georgia News

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October 19, 2011                       Page 16A

 

“jack” thomas scherette, sr.

 

Mr. "Jack" Thomas Scherette, Sr. age 64 of John Abernathy Road, Blairsville formerly of Palm Beach County, FL passed away on Friday, October 14, 2011 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Scherette was born on October 22, 1946 in Quincey, IL., the son of the late Orville George Scherette and the late Dorothy Phillips Scherette.  Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was a member of the Dead Eye Duck Hunting and Fishing Club.  He was employed with Arne’s Auto Service for several years.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Howard.  Jack was a loving father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.

Surviving Mr. Scherette two daughters, Peggi Pearce of Blairsville, Tawni Barley of Moorehaven, FL, one son, Thomas Scherette, Jr. of Palm Beach Garden, FL, three brothers, Randy Howard and Roger Howard of Prairie Grove, KS, Don Scherette of Idaho, three sisters, Kathy Williams of Las Vegas, NV, Danita Browns and Cindy Bradey both of Prairie Grove, KS, six grandchildren, Eric Pearce Jr., Ryan Pearce, Cheyenne Pearce, Timothy Scherette, Angelique Scherette and Brice Scherette, one great-grandchild, Conner Pearce, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date.

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


"Jack" Thomas Scherette, Sr.


"JACK" THOMAS SCHERETTE, SR.
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home