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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 6, 2013                                 Page 11A

 

dorothy "dot" wilson freeman

 

            The life of Dot Freeman drew peacefully to a close on Sunday, October 20, 2013. She was 83.

            Dot was born in Atlanta, GA and graduated from North Fulton High School and attended Agnes Scott College. After moving to Orlando in 1960 Dot was in the first graduating class of Florida Technological University (now the University of Central Florida), graduating with a bachelor's degree in molecular and microbiology.  Dot continued her graduate studies at University of Central Florida and was awarded a master's degree in biology in 1976.

             An avid birder for much of her life, Dot was an active member of the Georgia Ornithological Society, the Florida Ornithological Society and the Orange Audubon Society of Florida. Dot was also an active participant in Christmas Bird Counts throughout Florida and a contributor to the Georgia Breeding Bird Atlas and Florida Breeding Bird Atlas. Many people first met Dot as she led their ornithology field trips at various bird watching locations in North Georgia and Central Florida.  Dot's "life list" of bird species surpassed 600: placing her in the top tier of birders in the nation.

            A seasonal resident of Blairsville since 1983, Dot attended Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church of Young Harris where she was involved in many church activities.

            Dot was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Wayne Foster Freeman. She is survived by her two children: Drayton Wilson Freeman of Boston and Dorothy Harris and her husband, John Harris of Orlando. Also surviving Dot are her three grandchildren Ben Young of Athens, GA, Caroline Beasley of San Diego, CA, and John Henry Harris of Orlando.  Dot is also is (sic) survived by her two great grandsons.

            Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church of Orlando on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Donations can be made in her name to Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Young Harris or the Nature Conservancy.

           

 

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harold james krohn

 

            Harold James Krohn, 79, beloved husband of Bette Lynn Krohn, died Thursday, October 24, 2013.

            Mr. Krohn was a native of Port Huron, MI, most recently making Aiken, SC and Blairsville, GA his home. Mr. Krohn proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Navy. Prior to moving to Aiken, the Krohn's lived in California and in Grant, FL. Harold enjoyed playing golf, tennis, boating, and traveling the world. One of his greatest passions was restoring antique cars, motorcycles and tractors. Professional, he was a general manager in the computer engineering industry and after retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively by RV. He attended the United Methodist Church. He will be remembered as a close friend, devoted family man, husband and grandfather.

            Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Bette Lynn Krohn; daughter and son-in-law, Cherly Lynn Shafer (Greg), Ellicott City, MD; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin James Krohn (Rachel), Huntington Beach, CA; three grandchildren, Rick Shafer, Boulder, CO, Tara Shafer, Ellicott City, MD, and Konnor Krohn, Huntingon Beach, CA; and one sister, Virginia Wilson, MI. Mr. Krohn was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Florence Brown Krohn and two brothers.

            A private celebration of life service will be held at the family mountain home in Blairsville, GA.

            Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

            Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, 715 E. Pine Log Rd., Aiken, SC. Visit the online registry at www.shellhouseriversfuneralhome.com


Harold James Krohn

HAROLD JAMES KROHN
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warren taft patton

 

            Mr. Warren Taft Patton, age 74, of Gordon Thomas Rd., Blairsville passed away at his home on Friday, November 1, 2013 following an extended illness. He was born October 26, 1939 in Blairsville to the late Lawrence Taft and Hattie Marie (Warren) Patton. Taft was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He lived in Cumming, GA for several years and moved back here in 1998. He loved riding his tractor and working on his farm, and working on cars. Taft also loved deer hunting. He was preceded in death also by his 1st wife, Gladys Dyer Patton in 1978, sister, Lorretta Smith, brothers, Erroth Patton and Tasker Patton. Taft was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife of thirty four-years (sic), Maveline Phillips Patton of Blairsville, GA, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Alicia and John Tomberlin, Ashley and Cameron West and Amanda Patton all of Blairsville, GA, sister and brother-in-law, Vendetta and Neil Wright of Blairsville, GA, grandchildren, Cheyanne Gibson, Morgan Gibson, Makayla Patton and Canaan West, several nieces, nephews and cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, November 4, 2013 at 2 PM at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Ware and Rev. Jim Gray officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Goins, Buddy Goins, Donald Pirkle, Glen Davenport, Blake Fradie and Hank McClure. Interment followed in Meadow View Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 5 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 to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.co

Warren Taft Patton

WARREN TAFT PATTON
  Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

           

 

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dorothy gonzalez

 

            Mrs. Dorothy Gonzalez, age 86, of Robert Hull Lane, Blairsville, passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at her home following an extended illness. She was born October 29, 1927 in Tampa, FL to the late Orland E. Kruse and Caroline (Higgins) Kruse. Dorothy moved here in 1993 from Keystone Heights, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Gonzalez and a son Paul Gonzalez. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

            Survivors include her children, Karen and Roger Davis of Powell, TN, Virginia and Father Daniel Jones of Delta, CO, and Richard S. Jr. and Linda MaGuire-Gonzalez of West Palm, FL, brother, Elbert "Buddy" and Barbara Kruse of Blairsville, GA, six grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren..

            Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Clare’s Haven at St. Francis of Assisi. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial be sent in Mrs. Gonzalez memory to the U.S.O at www.uso.org/donate or to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 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


Dorothy Gonzalez

DOROTHY GONZALEZ
  Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

           

 

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cassandra "cassie" chalman

 

            Mrs. Cassandra “Cassie” Chalman, age 71, of Antioch Church Rd., Blairsville passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. She was born October 5, 1942 in Akron, OH. She moved to this area 23 years ago from Canton, OH. Cassie was a loving wife, mother, grandmom and great grandmom. She was an avid horse lover and her love carried over to all animals. She enjoyed travel, NASCAR and spending time with family. Cassie was preceded in death by her father, Albert Willand (sic). She was a member of Lower Hightower Baptist Church in Hiawassee.

            Survivors include her husband, Carl Chalman of Blairsville, GA, mother, Ree Wiland (sic) of Andrews, NC, children, Bill Lewis of Canton, OH, Theresa Bushkill of Massillon, OH, Dan Korosa of Akron, OH and David Korosa of Akron, OH, grandchildren, Anthony Bushkill and Kyle Bushkill, two great-grandchildren, Angel and Tyler.

            No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers make contributions to help defray expenses.

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


Cassandra Chalman

CASSANDRA CHALMAN
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madeline shuler roose

 

            Mrs. Madeline Shuler Roose, 91, of Atlanta, GA passed away peacefully at Hospice Atlanta on Friday, November 1, 2013. Until shortly before her death, she lived for 10 years in Mt. Vernon Towers where she had a lovely condominium and made many good friends. Immediately prior to her passing she was blessed to live at Sunrise at Buckhead assisted living residence. She was born to Lon and Nancy Shuler on August 26, 1922 and raised in Choestoe/Union County GA. A lifelong United Methodist, she grew up in Salem Methodist Church which no longer exists. Because of the small sizes of their congregations, that church shared a pastor with Choestoe Baptist Church so the congregations alternated churches on Sunday. For many years she was a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta and also Sandy Springs United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Choestoe Baptist Church cemetery next to her husband, Richard S. Roose who passed away in 1970.

            She is survived by her daughter, Susan Roose Nolan and son-in-law Harry L. Nolan, Jr. She loved both very much and they loved her very much in return. 9 nieces and nephews and many friends also share in her legacy. Madeline graduated from Union County High School in 1939 and Young Harris College in 1941. Immediately after graduation, she taught school for one year at Pinetop School, where she had to walk to work. For the next 5 years she lived in Akron, OH with her sister Dolly and husband Dan Hunter and their children - Dan and Charles. There she was employed at Babcock & Wilcox where she worked in personnel. Returning to Georgia she worked for 8 years for the State of GA Coop for the Blind where her manager was brother-in-law, Glenn Boggs. There she trained blind people to run concession stands in state office buildings. The last stop on her career was the Fulton County GA School System where she worked for 16 years as a librarian - a great role for her because of her outstanding organizational abilities - initially at Heards Ferry Elementary and then Riverwood High School where she was one of the school’s first employees. After officially ‘retiring’ at age 67, she continued working part-time 3 years for Hallmark Cards servicing Wender & Roberts and other drugstores. Never content to sit still, she continued working as a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House and Mt. Vernon Towers Personal Care Center.

            For her Atlanta friends there were will be a visitation from 4 - 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5 in the Parlor at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. There will be a visitation from 5 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6 at Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel at Cochran Funeral Home, with a brief, graveside service immediately following at Choestoe Baptist Church. Flowers accepted or donations may be made in memory of Madeline Shuler Roose to Choestoe Baptist Church New Sanctuary Fund, 41 Choestoe Church Road, Blairsville GA 30512.
            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.       

Madeline Shuler Roose

 
MADELINE SHULER ROOSE
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bertha mae bright jones

 

            Mrs. Bertha Mae Bright Jones, age 81, of Blairsville, went on her next journey on Wednesday morning, October 30, 2013.

            Mrs. Jones was born and raised in the foothills of Tusquittee, NC, on November 24, 1931, a daughter of the late Luther Bright and Flora Arizona Smith Bright. As the oldest of seven children, Bertha began helping her parents care for her brothers and sisters at the age of 10. Once she learned to make biscuits that became her daily morning duty. Growing up during the depression, she learned to be thrifty, raise a garden and canning. All of which she continued throughout her life and was passionate about sharing those stories and passing on her wisdom from experience. She loved gathering together as a family especially when the grandchildren came to visit. She would say, "From the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, I love every inch of ya!" With a heart for hospitality she did everything to make others feel comforted. Whether making a plenty of your favorite food when you come to visit or lending a helping hand to her neighbors and community when there was a need. Bertha was a woman you could count on. She loved to cook for family & friends, but there was no need in asking for the recipe because all of it was cooked with a dash of this, a little bit of that and lots of love. Bertha was a devoted wife and mother, who tended her home and did house cleaning for several doctors and others in the community. Armed with a deep faith in the Lord and a well worn bible, she lived life with a cheerful smile on her face.
            She will be warmly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: daughter & son-in-law, Glenda & Larry Davis; daughter, Wanda Jones; son & daughter-in-law, Eland & Bobbie Jones; grandchildren, Stephne (George) Dangler, Darren (Christy) Jones, Cassandra (Derek) Young and Brit Jones; great grandchildren, Catherine Dangler, Hunter Young, Ella Dangler, Kaelyn Jones and Scotty Dodson; sisters, Frances Bright and Billie Sue Thomas and brothers, Bobby, Riley and Danny Bright. Numerous nieces and nephews also share in her legacy. Bertha was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Reid Gene Jones, infant daughter, Kathrine Jones and her parents
            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Randolph Jones officiating. Special remembrances and music were shared by Brit Jones. Interment followed in Liberty Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, where she was laid to rest beside her husband, Reid. The following gentlemen were selected to serve as pallbearers: George Dangler, Derek Young, Shannon Jones, Bobby Joe Bright, Travis Jones and Roger Thomas. Honorary escort to the family will include Hunter Young and Jimmy Wheeler. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday evening, November 1, 2013 from 6 until 9 p.m.

            Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. You may share your condolences with this family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com  


Bertha Mae Bright Jones


BERTHA MAE BRIGHT JONES
  Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home