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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 20, 2010                                   Page 5C

 

theresa b. burcin

 

            Mrs. Theresa B. Burcin age 81 of Lakeside Rd., Hiawassee formerly of Blairsville passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Lazy R Assisted Living following an extended illness.  Mrs. Burcin was born on September 12, 1929 in Pittsburg, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph Paga and the late Nellie Kurowski Paga.  She enjoyed baking and spending time with her friends and family.  She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Burcin in 1988.  Mrs. Burcin was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville.

            Surviving Mrs. Burcin are one daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Dave Simony of Hiawassee, one brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Bea Paga of Pittsburg, PA, two grandchildren, Georgia and Leann Simony both of Hiawassee, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service held (sic) on Tuesday, October 19, 201 at 2 p.m. from Lazy R Assisted Living with Chaplain Jim Crew  officiating.  Interment in the Daytona Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton, FL.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Care Givers at Lazy R in memory of Mrs. Burcin.

            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


Theresa B. Burcin

THERESA B. BURCIN
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

 

           

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 20, 2010                                   Page 5C

 

troy acree

 

            Rev. Troy Acree, 84, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away October 12, 2010 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Troy was born in Gordon, County, Georgia on October 25, 1925, the 10th son of the late Dr. Marvin and Webbie Hudgins Acree.  He was a retired Baptist Minister, having served churches in Kentucky, and Hartwell, Cumming, Douglasville and Newnan, GA, he served as Mountain Area Missionary for the Georgia Baptist Convention and in several interim pastorates.  Troy was a WWII veteran, US Army 100th infantry division, and served in the European Theatre.  He was a member of McConnell Memorial Baptist Church, an active Mason for over 50 years and was a member of Alleghany Lodge # 114, and a long time member of the Kiwanis Club.  Troy was preceded in death by his much beloved wife, Renva Smith Acree.

He is survived by his four children, Wanda (Doug) Greene of Forrestburg, TX, Allen T. (Elaine) Acree, Jr., Marc (Charis) Acree of Lagrange, GA and Penny A. (Michael) Hood of Villa Rica, GA, brother, Marvin (Retta) Acree of Covington, GA, sisters-in-law, Fletcher P. Acree of Luthersville, GA and Sara Acree of Hiawassee, GA; seven grandchildren, Stephen Greene, Benjamin Greene, Rachel Reagan, Patrick Reagan, Esta A. Busby, Marisa Acree and Claire Acree, two great-grandchildren, Martha and Theo Greene.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2010 from McConnell Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Dough Merck, Rev. Don Pickerill, and Rev. Jimmy McAdams officiating.  Special music was presented by Connie Lake, Ralph Grady, and Mary Beth Hutcheson.  Interment followed in Osborn Cemetery  with Masonic Graveside Rites provided by the Masons.

The family received friends at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.

If you wish, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the McConnell Memorial Building Fund, P.O. Box 235, Hiawassee, GA. 30546.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please join us in remembering Rev. Acree by visiting our memorial at www.cochranfuneralhome.com.  Through this site we invite you to share your fond memories with the family and sign the guest register.

Troy Acree

TROY ACREE
Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home

           

 


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October 20, 2010                                   Page 5C

 

reeva lois potts

 

            Mrs. Reeva Lois Potts, age 76, of Plott Town Rd., Young Harris, passed away on Friday October 15, 2010 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Potts was born on Jan. 13, 1934 in Union County, the daughter of the late James Hayes Souther and the late Frances Etta Ensley Souther.  She was a lifelong resident of Towns County.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Reeva was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Potts, a daughter, Vickie Ensley, grandson, David Lovell and by three brothers, Raleigh, Raymond and Ronald Souther.  Mrs. Potts attended Old Union Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Potts are three daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and Richard Postell of Murphy, Beverly and Bill Hampton of Young Harris, Debbie and Donald Lovell of Free Port, FL, seven grandchildren, Holly, Jessi, Becky, Jacob, Josh, Travis and Hannah, two great-grandchildren, Makayla and Jason, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday Oct. 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Old Union Baptist Church with the Rev. L.B. Adams and Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Mrs. Potts lay in state at the church on Tuesday from 1-2 p.m.  The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Travis Postell, Jacob Lovell, Josh Lovell, Chris Krout, Junior Ensley and Bill Hampton.  Interment followed in the Old Union Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8 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


Reeva Lois Potts


REEVA LOIS POTTS
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 20, 2010                                   Page 5C

 

julian l. brown

 

Mr. Julian L. Brown, age 85, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Brown was born in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, January 2, 1925, a son of the late Julian Eugene Brown and the late Delree Locke Brown.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and achieved the rank of Corporal, and served during World War II.  Julian had been living in Blairsville since 2002, moving here from Ellijay, GA.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge.  Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Louise Trudelle.

Surviving family members include his wife, O'Nell Todd Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Greg Parkinson, of Traverse City, MI; son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Connie Brown, of Resaca, GA; step-son and his wife, Bruce and Vicki Holliday, of Acworth, GA; step-son, Carl L. Holliday, of Flowery Branch, GA; and step-son and his wife, Jeffrey and Lesa Holliday, of Rossville, GA; "adopted" son and his wife, Dr. Jack and Joan Pennington, of Blairsville; "adopted" son and his wife, Mel & Susannah White; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Elsie and Cecil Daniels, of Macon, GA, and Thelma and Bob Sudderth, of Woodstock, GA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Giesla Todd of Madison, IN; sister-in-law, Claudia Todd of Blairsville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Becky Currie, of Ellijay, GA; 4 grandchildren and 7 step-grandchildren; and 4 step-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 15, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Dr. Fred Lodge and Rev. Roy Bateman officiating.  The body was instate at the church beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the service.  Special music was provided by Minister R. Terry Hooper.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bruce T. Holliday, Carl L. Holliday, Jeff Holliday, Dr. Jack Pennington, Blake Brown, and Mel White.  Graveside services were held in Yukon Cemetery in Ellijay, Georgia, with Rev. Jennings Neeld officiating.  North Georgia Honor Guard presented Military Honors.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Thursday, October 14, 2010, after 6 p.m., with the family especially meeting with friends from 6 until 8 p.m.

If you wish, memorial contributions may be directed to Masonic Children's Home, or First Baptist Church of Blairsville Building Fund, Alzheimer's Association, or designated for missions work.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please join us in remembering Julian by sending your condolences and fond memories to our website, at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.  You may also view Julian's Video Tribute.  


Julian L. Brown


JULIAN L. BROWN
Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home