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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 26, 2011                       Page 16A

 

janelle canington maxwell

 

Janelle Canington Maxwell, 81, entered into rest on October 17, 2011.
Born at Lumpkin, GA, she was the second daughter of William Joseph and Belle Goodwin Canington.  In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, George C. Maxwell, her step-daughter, Joyce M. Wurst and a grandson, Joel E. Reynolds.

Mrs. Maxwell was a musician from an early age, beginning as church pianist at age 11.  She continued for over sixty years.  Having taught many students to play piano, her last students were three great-granddaughters.  She received her A.B. and M.Ed Degrees from Augusta State University.

She loved her God, her home, her family and her church, presently being a member at First Baptist of Blairsville, enjoying the Charity Class.  She loved to crochet, embroider, and other handwork.  One of her other hobbies was being an avid Braves and Georgia Bulldog fan.

Mrs. Maxwell leaves survivors of her family, her daughter, Janis H. (Estes) Reynolds, her son, Jesse M. (Susan) Hawes, four grandchildren, Jennifer R. (Alan) Sanders, Jason P. (Rhonda) Reynolds, Joseph H. (Sheri) Hawes and Justin B. (Jennifer) Hawes, a daughter-in-law, Rosalyn B. Guillebeau; three step-grandchildren, Charles Wurst III, Lisa W. Harvey and Randall George Wurst; eight great grandchildren, Catherine, Claire, Caleb and Caroline Sanders, Sara and Spence Hawes and Tanner and Caden Reynolds; three sisters, Madge C. Rutledge, Joan C. Warren, Sue C. Hoyle; brother-in-law, Bert Warren; one niece; two nephews; 8 step-great grandchildren, Morgan, McKenzie, Clara, George, Emma, Sophie, Jack Wurst and Charlie Harvey; a host of other relatives and special friends, including Michelle Wilson and Traci Rogers.

Funeral services were Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 12 PM with Rev. Gene Brooks officiating, and Mickey Norman presenting the eulogy.  Close friends Marsha Brown and JoAnn Adkins had charge of the music.  Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Park.

The family received friends Wednesday at the funeral home from 10 AM until service time.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity or Gideon’s International.

Lord and Stephens, East, Athens, GA, is in charge of arrangements.


Janelle Canington Maxwell


JANELLE CANINGTON MAXWELL
    Courtesy of Lord and Stephens Funeral Home

           

 


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October 26, 2011                       Page 16A

 

rex carlton ballew

 

Mr. Rex Carlton Ballew, age 75, of Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011 in Heritage Health Care in Blue Ridge.  Rex was born January 6, 1936 in Union County a son of the late James Coleman Ballew and Winnie Juanita Duckworth Ballew.  He graduated from Union County High School, was a Korean War Veteran and served in the U S Marine Corps and Navy.   Rex received his law enforcement certification in 1978 at the University of Georgia-North East GA Police Academy and qualified 3rd in his class. He spent most of his life in Law Enforcement and served as Chief Deputy to the late Harlan Duncan, also a few years as deputy in White County.  Rex was a member of Young Cane Masonic Lodge #597 F&AM.  He was preceded in death by a brother Bill Ballew.  He was of the Catholic Faith.

             Surviving Rex are four children, Eleana and Paul Walters of Lake Els, CA, Dan Ballew of CA, Bill Ballew of Pinetop, AZ, Nick Ballew of Yucca Valley, CA, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild, special friend, Jozene King of Blairsville, GA.

            Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home with Rev. Benny Nix and Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating.  Music was by the Kelley Trio.  Pallbearers were Bob Reece, Kevin Green, Gerald Brown, Ray Myers, Gene Spivia and Ulric Spivia.  Interment will follow in Choestoe Baptist Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday 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


Rex Carlton Ballew


REX CARLTON BALLEW
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October 26, 2011                       Page 16A

 

lillian ”lil” virginia barry

 

Mrs. Lillian “Lil” Virginia Barry, age 81, of Pine Ridge Road, Blairsville passed away Monday, October 17, 2011, at Union General Hospital.  Mrs. Barry was born July 25, 1930 in Ozark, AL to the late John and Evie Campbell Matthews.  She moved here in 1993 from Tampa, FL.

             Surviving Mrs. Barry are: her husband, Thomas A. Barry, Jr. of Blairsville, daughters, Pamela Berndsen of Tampa, FL, Cynthia S. Barry of Sarasota, FL, son Thomas A. III and Debbie Barry of Lisbon Falls, ME, brother, John and Evelyn Matthews of Hollywood, FL, grandchildren, Thomas Austin Barry IV and Stephanie Moncada, great grandchildren Alex, Michelle and Nathan Moncada.

             A service, for family and friends is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th at 11 a.m. at 1420 Pine Ridge Road, Blairsville, GA.  In lieu of flowers make memorial contributions to your favorite charity.

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


Lillian Virginia Barry


LILLIAN VIRGINIA BARRY
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frances marie sullivan

 

Mrs. Frances Marie Sullivan, age 88, of Blairsville, GA passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee, GA.  Mrs. Sullivan was born on Saturday, February 3, 1923 in Nashville, TN to the late Andy and the late Hattie Walker Brummitt.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  Her first love was the Lord and she spent many hours studying the Bible.  She enjoyed working in her flowers and she loved to teach young children about the Bible.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Raymond Sullivan; her parents; and three brothers, Dole, Marion and Olen Brummitt.

She will be fondly remembered and missed by her family: son & daughter-in-Law, Richard & Kathy Sullivan; grandson, Benjamin Lenderman; granddaughters, Lisa Lewis and Brittany Sholar; great grandson, Saxton Sholar and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2011 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Dr. Fred Lodge and Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date in Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Blairsville Building Fund, P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, GA 30514.

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.


Frances Marie Sullivan


FRANCES MARIE SULLIVAN
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carl richard mills, sr.

 

            Mr. Carl Richard Mills, Sr., age 66, of Blairsville, GA formerly of Attalla, AL passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, following a brief illness.  Mr. Mills was born on November 14, 1944 in Cambridge, OH.  He was the son of the late Carl Francis Mills and the late Margaret Elizabeth mills.  Carl used to love to hunt and fish and write poems.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Mills.  Carl was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

            Surviving Mr. Mills are his wife Rhonda Cantwell of Attalla, AL; daughter April Cordova of Blairsville; step-daughter Tiffany Cantwell of Jacksonville, FL and two sons, Carl Mills Jr. of Morristown, TN and Jeff Mills of Connersville, IN; two sisters: Theresa Flesher of Blairsville and Betty Mathews of Cambridge, OH; 11 grandchildren: Carla Hollinger, Corey, Jennifer, Nathan, Ashley, Jeffery, and Stephan Mills, Apogee Jones, Joseph, Adam and Eric Cordova; 3 great grandchildren: Lynsey and Isaiah Cordova and Kaitlyn Hollinger.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held at the Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, GA in the activity room on Saturday, October 22 at 4 p.m.