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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 29, 2008           Page 4C

 

charles fred thomas

 

            Mr. Charles Fred Thomas, age 62 of Leisure Time Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at his home.  Mr. Thomas was born on July 21, 1946 in Fannin County, the son of William Thomas and the late Clarissa Tilson Thomas.  Mr. Thomas had been employed in the timber business for the past several years.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jimmy, Troy and Roy Thomas.  Mr. Thomas was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving Mr. Thomas are one son, Michael Thomas of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Eddie Thornton of Blairsville, one brother, Lonnie Thomas of Ellijay, four sisters, Mazie Dale of Ellijay, “Polly” Marlene Jones of Morganton, “Sue” Corine Douchitt of Dalton, “Judy” Diane Thomas of Morganton, four grandchildren, Courtney, Chantelle, A.J. and Brittany, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to help with funeral expenses in memory of Mr. Thomas. 

            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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Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 29, 2008           Page 4C

 

bonnie marie bridges

 

            Mrs. Bonnie Marie Bridges, age 97 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, October 20, 2008 at Union General Hospital.

            Mrs. Bridges was born Sunday, may 28, 1911 in Jackson Co., NC, to the late Hill and Pearl ward Shuler.  A member of Smyrna Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by 1st husband, Henry Ballard and 2nd husband, Esker Bridges.

            Survivors include: daughter, Pearl Brown of Forest City, AK, daughter, Jo Ann Plott of Young Harris, GA, step-daughter, Minnie Belle Keys of Young Harris, GA, step-son, Robert Bridges of Blairsville, GA, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, four step-grandchildren, ten step-great grandchildren, one step-great great grandchild.

            Funeral services were held Monday, October 27, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Music was by Sam Ensley.  Pallbearers were James Bridges, Daryl Bridges, Darrin Bridges, Junior Bridges, Clarence Collins, Cecil Hughes.  Honorary pallbearer was Ricky Bridges.  Interment was in Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA, is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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October 29, 2008           Page 4C

 

maebell souther

 

            Ms. Maebell Souther, age 81of King Cove Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, October 20, 2008 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Ms. Souther was born on July 23, 1927 in Union County, the daughter of the late Luther Souther and the late Dora Cole Souther.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  She loved to cook and loved to listen to music.  Maebell was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ford King who passed away on Sept. 2008, three sisters, Deva Coker, Myrtle Hunter and Delphia Collins and by two brothers, Vaughn and Harford Souther.  Ms. Souther was a member of the Old Liberty Baptist Church.

            Surviving Ms. Souther are three sons and one daughter-in-law, Charles King of Blairsville, Arlen and Barbara King of Blairsville, Lee King of Blairsville, one daughter, Mary Jo King of Marietta, two sisters, Ina Nix Clark of Reidsville, GA, Ella Dyer of Blairsville, eleven grandchildren nine great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2008 from the Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Young officiating. 

            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 29, 2008           Page 5C

 

minnie ruth gilbert phillips

 

            Mrs. Minnie Ruth Gilbert Phillips age 86 of Smyrna Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 in the Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Phillips was born on April 23, 1922 in Murphy, NC, the daughter of the late Marion Gilbert and the late Ada Griggs Gilbert.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County.  Minnie was a loving mother and sister and will be missed by her family and all who knew her.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Phillips in 1986.  Mrs. Phillips was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Phillips are one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Bud Berrong of Hiawassee, one sister and brother-in-law, hazel and Dexter Dockery of Blairsville, two brothers and one sister-in-law, Willard and Charlene Gilbert of Blairsville, Carl Gilbert of Blairsville, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Gilbert and rev. Dwayne Patterson officiating.  She lay in state at the church on Thursday from 1-2 p.m.  Special music will be presented by L.D. and the Happy Pilgrims.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Eddie, Steve and Teddy Gilbert, Rex and Stanley Dockery and Patrick Garrett.  Interment followed in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday 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

           


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October 29, 2008           Page 5C

 

rachel valerie rogers

 

            Mrs. Valerie Rogers, age 83 of Countyline St., Fostoria, OH, formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Toledo Hospital.  Mrs. Rogers was born on March 4, 1925 in Hayesville, NC, the daughter of the late Caney and Hattie (Miller) Dockery.  She married Fred Rogers on Jan. 4, 946 in Blairsville.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Dockery and a sister, Stella Giles.  Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Fostoria Church of God.

            Surviving Mrs. Rogers are her loving husband, Fred Rogers of Fostoria, OH, two sons and one daughter-in-law, James and Beverly Rogers of Holland, Charles Rogers of Blairsville, tow daughters and one son-in-law, Vickie and Howard Ohler of Findlay, Barbara Baggett of Blairsville, one brother, Virgil Dockery of Warne, NC, three sisters, Roxie Owenby and Virdy Anderson both of Blairsville, Opel Wooten of Duluth, nine grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. from the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria, OH.  A graveside service followed on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Blairsville with the rev. Donald Goodwin officiating.  The family met with friends at the Mountain View Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Mrs. Rogers.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the local arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com