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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 2, 2011                     Page 14A

 

dean twedt

 

            Dean Twedt of Blairsville, GA, went to heaven on Thursday, October 20, 2011.  Dean was born on March 27, 1943, son of the late Henry and Alice Twedt.  After graduating from Calmar High School, Calmar, IA, he attended and graduated from Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN, University of Wisconsin, La-Crosse, WI, and Schoitz Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, IA with a degree as M.T. (ASCP).  Dean married Ruth Lederer on December 26, 1965, in West Bloomfield, WI, sharing 45 years together.

            After working at Sartori Hospital, Cedar Falls, IA for several years he joined Coulter Electronics as a salesman of medical equipment.  He was transferred to the home office of Coulter Electronics, Hialeah, FL, where he was manager of the FDS testing laboratory for Coulter hematology instrumentation at Miami University Hospital.  During his years at Coulter, he was granted a US and Canadian patent in Statistics.  He retired to Blairsville, GA, in 1998, where he was a Real Estate broker at Louise McTaggart and Associates, Inc.  He also taught Real Estate and Real Estate Law at North Georgia Technical College.  Dean was a member of First United Methodist Church where he served for many years as the official photographer. 

            Dean is survived by his wife, Ruth, Blairsville; brother, Kelly Foss of Amarillo, TX; cousin Connie (Erv) Glock of Calmar, IA; brother-in-law: Ken (Lynn Kolbe) Lederer, Appleton, WI; mother-in-law: Mary Lederer of Appleton WI; nieces and nephews.

A memorials service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist church Family Life Building Fund.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Dean will be greatly missed by family and friends.


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hammond alfred frith

Mr. Hammond Alfred Frith, age 92, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville.

Mr. Frith was born in Cuthbert, GA, on Wednesday, October 8, 1919, a son of the late Charles S. Frith and Willie Emma Harp Frith.  Mr. Frith joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17.  He fought in World War II from December 1942 through April 1945 in the Second Armored Division.  He fought during the Battle of the Bulge, earning 2 Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.  After the war, he transferred to the U.S. Air Force, and completed 20 years of service to the country he loved.  As a civilian, he has done construction, been an electrician, sold real estate, flown planes, and worked 10 years in the U.S. Postal Service.  As U.S. Citizens, we greatly appreciate and are indebted to this veteran of World War II.  His daughter, Sherrill, will greatly miss her dad, a highly decorated hero of World War II.

Mr. Frith is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sherrill and Bud Knighton; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.  He had been preceded in death by his son, Larry Frith; the wife of his children, Emily L. Frith; and 1 great grandson, Shawn Nichols.

Funeral services were held on Friday, October 28, 2011, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.  Special music was presented by Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper, Homer Payne, and Mrs. Jackie Hill.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jere Akin, David Collie, Ed Kirkland, Luke Stewart and Tom Maryesuk.  Military Honors were presented by North Georgia Honor Guard.

Visitation at the funeral home was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, one hour prior to the services.  Burial was held Monday, October 31, 2011, at 11 a.m., in Canton, GA in the Georgia National Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please visit our website and send your condolences to the family and view Mr. Frith's LifeTribute at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Hammond Alfred Frith

Hammond Alfred Frith

           

 HAMMOND ALFRED FRITH
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mildred dortha davenport

 

Mrs. Mildred Dortha Davenport, age 77, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, October 24, 2011, in Heritage Healthcare in Blue Ridge, GA.  Mrs. Davenport was born Tuesday, September 18, 1934 in Blairsville, to the late Arnold Hughes and the late Dolly Beavers Hughes.  She was preceded in death by father, Arnold Hughes, mother, Dolly Beavers Hughes and brother, Cecil Hughes and Johnny Randolph Hughes.

Mrs. Davenport was greatly loved and will be missed, especially by her family: loving husband of 59 years, Ellard Davenport, of Blairsville; sons, Harold (Garlene) Davenport of Marietta, GA; Bill Davenport of Dallas, GA; Roger (Cheryl) Davenport of Marietta, Paul (Magdalene) Davenport of Rockmart, GA, Danny (Wendy) Davenport of Acworth, GA; and Chris Davenport of Powder Springs, GA, sister, Lillie Breeden of Woodstock, GA, brother, Floyd Hughes of Murphy, NC and sister, Carmen Carver of Jasper, GA; 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Davenport were held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Hughes and Rev. Hoyt Brown officiating.  Special music was presented by Cheryl Davenport and Martha Davenport.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jeremy Davenport, John Davenport, Ryan Davenport, Jacob Davenport, Matthew Davenport, and Andrew Davenport.  Interment followed in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends at the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

If you wish, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Doris Hefner, 705 Nicholson Road, Blairsville, GA 30512.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. On our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, you can view Mrs. Davenport’s LifeTribute and send condolences to this family.

           

 Mildred Dortha Davenport
Mildred Dortha Davenport

 

MILDRED DORTHA DAVENPORT
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bonnie jordan mccollum

 

Mrs. Bonnie Jordan McCollum, age 95, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Mrs. McCollum was born in Robbinsville, NC, on Wednesday, September 27, 1916, a daughter of the late Will Jordan and the late Flora Owens Jordan.  She had lived in the Blairsville area since 1926, and was a homemaker.  Bonnie was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.  God came first in her life.  A Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Teacher for many years, church was very important to her, and she had been active in church for all her life.  Bonnie lived for her family; sewing, quilting, gardening, and crafts.  Everyone who knew Bonnie, knew her to be so full of joy and a smile on her face.  She was always singing while doing her laundry, cooking, milking the cow, and other tasks around her home.  Her husband, Norman, had preceded her in death.  Also preceding her in death besides her parents were two daughters, Ann Akins and Evelyn Lee Weaver; two sisters, Ethel Rose Jordan and Minnie Guffey Jordan; and three brothers: Vick Jordan, Mac Jordan, and Roy Jordan.

Bonnie was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all those who knew her, but most especially her family: son, Otis McCollum; son and daughter-in-law, Clint and Elaine McCollum; daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Johnny Hamby; son, Jimmy McCollum; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy McCollum Newton and Wayne Newton; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Lena McCollum; son-in-law, Bud Akins; all of Blairsville; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenny Beavers and Rev. Harley Hunter officiating.  The eulogy was presented by Mrs. McCollum’s son-in-law, Wayne Newton. Special music was presented by John Nix and Friends.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jason McCollum, Tyler McCollum, Jody Cantrell, Josh Johnson, William Akins, and Kainan King.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Bud Akins and Trey Akins.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation at the funeral home was held on Friday evening, October 28, 2011, from the hours of 6 until 9 p.m.

If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society Union Unit, P.O. Box 2984, Blairsville, Georgia  30514.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please join us in remembering Bonnie by visiting our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Bonnie Jordan McCollum

BONNIE JORDAN McCOLLUM
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james donald rogers

 

Mr. James Donald Rogers, age 76, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2011 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Rogers was a native of Blairsville and had lived in Blairsville for most of his life.  He was born Thursday, June 6, 1936, a son of the late Frank Randall Rogers and Lois Roberta Seabolt Rogers.  Don served in the U.S. Navy and for 22 years he was a self-employed insurance agent and operated Rogers Insurance Agency in Blairsville.  As a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County, Don drove their church bus for many years.  He was a member of Union County Lion's Club; a former member of the Blairsville Kiwanis Club; the Union County Quarterback Club; and The Blairsville Jaycees.  Don was always very active in the Blairsville community.  Don and his brother Tommy operated The Western Auto and Rogers Furniture Store.  He had been preceded in death by his wife, Annette M. Rogers; a sister, Betty Collins; and three brothers: Charles Rogers, Bill Rogers, and Bobby Rogers.

Don will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but especially his loving family: son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Judy Rogers, of Marietta, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Rena Rogers and Steve Duvall, of Kennesaw, GA; daughter, Jill McDaniel, of Blairsville; and daughter and son-in-law, Stacy Rogers Fisher and Laurence Fisher, of Blairsville, sister, Louise Lance, of Morganton, GA; and three brothers: Ray Rogers and Tommy Rogers, both of Blairsville, and Clark Rogers, of Benton, TN; four grandchildren: Amber Rogers, Hanna Rogers, Dustin McDaniel, and Susanna Rogers.  Many other relatives and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 31, 2011, at 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church of Union County, with Rev. Ben Lewis officiating.  The body lie (sic) instate at the church starting at 1:30 p.m. before the service; special music was presented by Mrs. Elizabeth Plott and Miss Ava Hunter.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Terry Rogers, Tommy Rogers, Jr., Robert Rogers, Gary Lance, Larry Lance, and Milton Bradley.  Military honors will be presented by North Georgia Honor Guard and The National Guard, Military Funeral Honors Unit.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Sunday evening, after 5 p.m.; with the family meeting with friends from 5 until 8 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please join us in remembering Don's life by sharing your condolences with the family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com 


James Donald Rogers


JAMES DONALD ROGERS
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jonathan “jon” elsworth klingler

 

Mr. Jonathan "Jon" Elsworth Klingler age 63 of New Jewell Mason Road, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Klingler was born on September 29, 1948 in Wayne County, MI., the son of the late Richard E. Klingler and the late Phyllis Burns Klingler.  Jon was a veteran of the US Army of the Vietnam War.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. Jon was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mr. Klingler are his loving wife, Donna Klingler of Blairsville, one daughter, Jessica Carroll of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Sherwood Richard and Faye Klingler of Byron, GA, brother-in-law, Michael Perry of Canton, GA, one grandson, Kenneth Woody, many other relatives and friends also survive.

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

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.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Jonathan Elsworth Klingler


JONATHAN ELSWORTH KLINGLER
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frank dockery

 

Rev. Frank Dockery, age 73, of Arch Grizzle Dr., Blairsville, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness.  Frank was born August 5, 1938 in Murphy, NC a son of the late Homer and Roxie Cleo Anderson Dockery.  He lived in Hayesville for 43 years before moving to Blairsville. Frank started pastoring in 1958, and had pastored several churches in North Carolina and Georgia.  He loved his Lord and his family.  Frank had done wood crafts at the Folk School for over 50 years.  He was preceded in death by daughter, Shirley Mae Grizzle in 2006 and son, Mark Dockery in 2010.  Frank was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving Frank are: his wife Ruby Dockery of the home, daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Michael Noe of Cleveland, TN, son-in-law, Randy Grizzle of Blairsville, daughter-in-law, Kelly Dockery of Seneca, SC, brothers, Howard and Sue Dockery of Dalton, Jerry and Della Dockery of Murphy, Hoyt and Michelle Dockery of Gainesville, GA, Wayne and Virginia Dockery  of Tallulah Falls, GA, James and Carol Dockery of Gainesville, Harold and Cynthia Dockery of Lula Falls, Oscar and Tammy Dockery of Young Harris, sisters, Pauline and Clinton Beavers of Murphy, Willie Bell Kernea of Murphy, Mary Dean and Lum Cody of Andrews, Annie Jean and Dennis Young of Young Harris, Darlene Dockery of Hayesville, Allene and Carl Edwards of Hayesville, five grandchildren Aaron, Andy, Chase, Haley and Austin.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Furman Wilson and Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Music was by Eagle Mountain Quartet.  Pallbearers were Larry King, Steve Carver, Kenneth Grizzle, Robby McKim, Johnny Kernea and Jason Lee.  Honorary pallbearers were Tony Gilbert and Dewayne Patterson.  Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers make memorials to the family for medical expenses c/o United Community Bank.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday 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


Frank Dockery


FRANK DOCKERY
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home