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October 27, 2010                                   Page 4B

 

james arnold “slim” jones

 

            Mr. James Arnold “Slim” Jones, age 85, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mr. Jones was born on August 27, 1925 in Blairsville, Georgia, a son of the late Zelve Jones and the late Carrie Rhodes Jones.  He was a Smelter for the Tennessee Cooper Company and attended Young Cane Church of God.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sandra Gayle Murphy; and grandsons, Craig Jones and Josh Jones.

            Surviving family members include his wife, Billie Jones of Blairsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Ranny and Claudia Jones of Blairsville and Gary and Sheila Jones of Blairsville; granddaughter, Audra Brys; grandsons, Shannon Jones, Travis Jones, and Joey Jones; great granddaughters, Ashley Jones, Libby Jones and Samantha Jones; great grandsons, Craig Jones, Austin Brys, Cole Jones and Tyler Jones; and a great-great granddaughter Jozie Jones. 

            Funeral services were held Friday, October 22, 2010, at 4 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Randolph Jones, Rev. Terrell Jones, and Rev. William Sissom officiating.  Special music was provided by Howard and Austin Brys and also Casey and Brit Jones.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Shannon Jones, Travis Jones, Joey Jones, Craig Jones, Chad Sissom and Jamie Lunsford.  Interment was in Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 with the family meeting with friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please join us in remembering James Arnold “Slim” Jones by sending your condolences and fond memories to our website’s book of memories at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

 

James Arnold Jones

 

JAMES ARNOLD JONES
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October 27, 2010                                   Page 4B

 

gladys patterson

 

            Ms. Gladys Patterson, age 77, of Blue Ridge formerly of Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2010, following an extended illness.  Ms. Patterson was born on March 8, 1933 in Union County, GA.  The daughter of the late Doyle Patterson and the late Atha Raper Patterson.  She was a life long resident of Union County.  She was preceded in death by a sister Irene Beavers.  Ms. Patterson was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

            Surviving Ms. Paterson (sic) are two sisters, Annie Davis of Blue Ridge, Rosamae Sparks of Dallas, GA.  Two brothers and a sister-in-law Clinton and Brenda Patterson of Blairsville, Clifton Patterson of Blue ridge.  Several nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held at 2 PM Friday, October 22, 2010, from Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Luther Thomas and Rev. Clifton Patterson officiating.  Special music was presented by Luther Thomas.  Pallbearers were Jamey Patterson, Robby Patterson, Steve Ware, junior Hunter, Doug Patterson and Daryl Emmons.  Interment followed in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

            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


Gladys Patterson


GLADYS PATTERSON
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October 27, 2010                                   Page 4B

 

don michael lance

 

            Mr. Don Michael Lance, age 52, of Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Lance was born on Sept. 21, 1958 in Atlanta, GA, the son of Don Ray Lance and Ruenelle Head Lance.  He was a veteran of the US Navy.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County and Atlanta.  Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and camping.  He loved to talk, joke and make everyone laugh.  He had a natural talent for pencil and ink drawing.  Mike could design and build just about anything out of wood.  He loved being around family and friends.  Mike was a member of the Galilean Baptist Church of Norcross and attended the Harmony Grove Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mike are his fiancée, Nancy Smith of Blairsville, mother and step-father, Ruenelle and Benny Allen of Blairsville, father and step-mother, Don Ray and Doris Lance of Hiram, GA, three children, Amber Robinson of Blairsville, Ashley Schurtz of Atlanta, Shane Lance of Blairsville, two grandchildren, Aleah Brown and Donavin Clark-Martin, two nieces, Kelly and Laura Jordan, uncle and aunt, Bob and Carol Head of Blairsville, several cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Special music was presented by Ricky Davenport.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Danny Everett, Pat Snow, Bruce Meeker, Jim Williams, Chris Churchill, Mike Gowder and Randy Meeker.  Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-9 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


Don Michael Lance


DON MICHAEL LANCE
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October 27, 2010                                   Page 4B

 

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 gentlemen served 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.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests

            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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October 27, 2010                                   Page 4B

 

susan marie killian

 

Mrs. Susan Marie Killian, age 52, of Hwy 515, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in Centre, AL, following an extended illness.  Mrs. Killian was born on Dec. 13, 1957 in Trion, GA, the daughter of the late Howard Dawkins and the late Cindy Chandler Dawkins.  She had made her home in Blairsville after moving here from Rossville in 1991.  She was a loving wife, mother and sister.  Mrs. Killian was a member of the Harvest Fellowship Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Killian are her husband, Charles Killian of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Janet Felder of Hubert, NC, one sister and brother-in-law, Dianne and Clay Williams of Centre, AL, two brothers, Clarence Dawkins of Prattville, AL, Stephen Baugh of Ringold, GA, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Killian.

            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

           

 


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October 27, 2010                                   Page 4B

 

georgia rosa griggs

 

Mrs. Georgia Rosa Griggs, age 76, of Ivy Log Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Sunday October 24, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Griggs was born on Jan. 9, 1934 in Union County, the daughter of the late Jesse James Thomas and the late Maggie A. Stephens Thomas.  Georgia loved reading, crotcheting (sic) and crossword puzzles.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and was a friend to many.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Jack Griggs in 1994, two brothers, Grady Thomas and Charles (Mutt) Thomas, three sisters, Emma Lee Clayton, Edna Vea King and Ruth Nix.  Mrs. Griggs was a member of Revival Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Griggs are two daughters and one son-in-law, Alwayne and Rev. Kenny Beavers of Young Harris, Lucille Griggs of Blairsville, one son, Johnny Griggs of Blairsville, two grandchildren, Mike and Amanda Townson, Zack and Amber Beavers, two great grandchildren, Zane and Zoey Townson, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday Oct. 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Choir.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Neal Griggs, Junior Griggs, Clayton Ramsey, Michael Townson, Zack Beavers and Roy Griggs.  Interment followed in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-9 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


Georgia Rosa Griggs


GEORGIA ROSA GRIGGS
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October 27, 2010                                   Page 5B

 

inez r. harbin

 

Mrs. Inez R. Harbin, age 96, of Blairsville, GA passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Union County Nursing Home.  Mrs. Harbin was born April 13, 1914 in Newton County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Joseph H. Richardson and the late Martha Cason Richardson.   During World War II, Mrs. Harbin worked at the Naval Ordinance Plant in Macon, Georgia.  After the war she worked at Happ Brothers and the Macon Shirt Company.  She later returned to civil service and retired from Warner Robins air Force Base in 1958.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest H. Harbin, in 1996.  Mrs. Harbin was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.

Mrs. Harbin was a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother and is survived by her three children and their spouses, John R. Harbin and his wife Mary Ann of Macon, Georgia; Mrs. Merrill (Merry) H. Smith and her husband Gene of Blairsville, Georgia and Larry W. Harbin and his wife Janet of Eatonton, Georgia.  10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11 a.m., from Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Dr. Fred Lodge of First Baptist Church officiating.  Special music was provided by Mr. Jack Dippel and grandson Wendell Smith.  The family received friends Tuesday night at the funeral home, from 6 until 8 p.m.  Graveside services were held Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 1 p.m., at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery in Macon.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please visit our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com where you can send condolences to the family.


Inez R. Harbin


INEZ R. HARBIN
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