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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 31, 2012                                   Page 15A

 

utha lucille bonham

 

            Mrs. Utha Lucille Bonham, age 85, of Burns Dr. Blairsville passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home. She was born April 28, 1927 in Covington, KY to the late James and Ada Bell Lutz. She moved to this area in 1974 from West Palm Beach, FL. Mrs. Bonham was a 50 + year member of Order of Eastern Star Notla Chapter, Ladies Oriental Shrine, Daughters of the Nile and past President of the UBA in West Palm. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother. Mrs. Bonham attended the House of Prayer Church.

            Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Carl Bonham of Blairsville, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Jerry McGee of Blairsville, GA and son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Julie Bonham of Blairsville, GA, five grandchildren, Chris and wife Anita, Lisa, Mark Jr., Allen and wife Rachel and Patrick and wife Beth, three great grandchildren, Tanner, Lucy and Ben.

            Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Helton and Rev. Bill Honaker officiating. Music was by Eric Tippens and Mildred LeCroy. Pallbearers were Chris McGee, Allen McGee, Woody Woodmansee, Ronnie McDonald, Jimmy Poteete and Golly Easter. Honorary pallbearer were (sic) Tanner McGee. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

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


Utha Lucille Bonham

UTHA LUCILLE BONHAM
  Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

           

 

           

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 31, 2012                                   Page 15A

 

roxie jane owenby

 

            Mrs. Roxie Jane Owenby, age 95, of Blairsville, passed away peacefully at Union County Nursing Home on Thursday, October 25, 2012.

            Mrs. Owenby was born in Brasstown, NC on Monday, May 21, 1917 to the late Caney & Hattie Miller Dockery. She grew up in a family of 13 brothers and sisters. Roxie was saved at Smyrna Baptist Church 75 years ago.  Although she did work in the textile industry some, Roxie was a loving homemaker for most of her life, raising her 5 children and instilling her values and sharing her love was very important to her. Together with her family they would grow gardens of both flowers to look at and fresh vegetables to eat. A wonderful blend of beauty and practicality, much like Roxie. Roxie was also known for her sewing and crocheting. She had a unique sense of humor and was a blessing to have around because of the constant big smile she always wore. She liked music in all forms. She had taken up buck dancing, played the fiddle some, but was very talented at picking the banjo. Roxie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Howard W. Owenby; her parents; brothers, Homer, Elmer, Ed, Virgil, Verlin, and Glen Dockery; and sisters, Valerie Rogers, Ruby Teems, Pearl Owenby and Stella Giles.

            She will be fondly remembered by all who have known her, but especially missed by her family: her five wonderful children- daughters, Lela Daniel, Pauline Hedrick and Lucille Bailey; daughter & son-in-law, Lois & Neal Griggs; son & daughter-in-law, Lloyd & Nancy Owenby; sisters, Opal Wooten and Verdia Anderson; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 21 great great grandchildren. The legacy that Roxie leaves behind will certainly live forever.

            Funeral Services for Mrs. Owenby were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. R.L Martin officiating. Music was provided by Dorothy and Tommy Dockery and Willa Belle Kerney. Nephews served as pallbearers: Glen Teems, Robbie Wooten, Jerry Dockery, Chuck Rogers, Roger Giles and Larry Owenby. She was laid to rest in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please share your fond memories with this family and sign the guest registry on our website www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Roxie Jane Owenby

ROXIE JANE OWENBY
  Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home

 

 

                       

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 31, 2012                                   Page 15A

 

james benjamin mincey

 

            Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville announces memorial service for Mr. James Benjamin Mincey, age 90, of Blairsville, GA, who passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mr. Mincey was born November 6, 1921, in Waynesboro, GA, a son of the late Benjamin Alexander Mincey and Lillie Stewart Mincey. Mr. Mincey had been living here in Blairsville since 1985. A member of Coosa United Methodist Church, James was active in the Oasis program. Mr. Mincey had proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a survivor of the Battle of Midway and the Coral Sea. James had been stationed on the U.S.S. Yorktown, and after it sank, he and others had to tread water for 8 hours before being rescued. James loved life and lived life to the fullest - three times he had white-water rafted the Colorado River, and in India, he had ridden elephants and white-water rafted in Nepal. Quiet-natured, James also had sense of humor and was known to play a joke now and then. When James spoke everyone would stop to listen, because he was a man of few words. Being a skilled outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. James and his wife also enjoyed golfing together. He had volunteered to deliver daffodils for Relay For Life; and also with the American Heart Fund.

            J.B will be greatly missed by all, especially his loving family: his wife of 63  years, Anne, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Butch Quick, and daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Kermit Welborn; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. The legacy he leaves behind will certainly live forever.

            Memorial services were held on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Coosa United Methodist Church, with Rev. Roy Watkins officiating. Rev. Earl Bishop presented the eulogy. The family received friends at Coosa United Methodist Church starting at 10 a.m., one hour prior to the memorial service begins. Military honors were presented by the U.S. Military Honors Detail, with Taps played by Grant Ingersoll.

            In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Union County Nursing Home Activity Department.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. Please share your condolences with this family by visiting our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.    


James Benjamin Mincey

JAMES BENJAMIN MINCEY
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The North Georgia News

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james m. jenkins

 

            Holloway Funeral Home announces the death of James M. Jenkins 93, former seasonal resident of Blairsville, GAA.  James was a life long resident of Palm Harbor, FL. James and his late wife Gaynelle loved spending time with their friends in Blairsville.

            He is survived by his daughters; Rozanne (Sam) Scott and Janet (Stephen) O'Harrow , seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren.

            James played semi-pro baseball in his younger years and then fast pitch softball and church league softball. James worked as a highway engineer for the Florida Department of Highways and also Pinellas County Highway Department, He was a member of both the Old Timers of Tarpon Springs and the Old Timers of Palm Harbor.  James was a devoted member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Ozona and former member of Dunedin Baptist Church. 

            Visitation was Tuesday, October, 23, 2012 From 6-8 PM. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 1 PM.

Please visit our website to offer condolences, Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. 112 Bayview Blvd., Oldsmar, FL  34677 (813) 855-2439 hollowayfuneralhome-fl.com.


James M. Jenkins

JAMES M. JENKINS
  Courtesy of Holloway Funeral Home



The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 31, 2012                                   Page 15A

 

martha mahone thomas

 

            Martha Mahone Thomas, of Blairsville, GA passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012 in Chattanooga, TN. She was born in Charlottesville, VA to T. Kinloch and Florence Laterneau Mahone, who preceded her in death.

            Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 30 years, Terry Thomas; sister, Katherine (John) Hoekstra, of Lancaster, VA; nephew, Geoffery (Anita) Hoekstra of Richmond, VA; grand niece, Ellison Rae Hoekstra; mother-in-law, Jewell Roberts of Elijay,  (sic) GA; many wonderful friends who are truly her family; and two adored kitties, Sam and Lilly.

            A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

            In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or Humane Society Mountain Shelter, 129 Bowling Gap Circle, Blairsville, GA 30512.

            Visit www.heritagefh.com to send condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd. Chattanooga, TN   


Martha Mahone Thomas


 MARTHA MAHONE THOMAS
  Courtesy of Heritage Funeral Home