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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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November 11, 2009                    Page 16A

 

rikelle allison (rikki) purcell

 

            Rikelle Allison (Rikki) Purcell, age 41, died unexpectedly on October 29, 2009, in Sebring, FL.  She was born in Erie, PA, May 23, 1968, daughter of Richard and Cheryl Purcell.  She resided in Sebring for a short time, where she worked as an office manager for the Appliance Hospital.  Her previous home was in Blairsville, GA.  She was raised in Erie, Pennsylvania and Connecticut and attended Norwich Free Academy (1982-1986).

She is survived by her parents, who reside in Albion, PA; her sister Rebecca Pietrzykowski and her husband, Edward Pietrzykowski, and their children Elias and Ruth of South Hadley, MA; her brother William Purcell of Erie, PA, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She enjoyed reading, telling funny stories, spending time with friends and helping others.  She would want to be remembered by how very much she loved the two most precious people in her life, David and Kyle Harris of Blairsville, GA.

A Catholic Mass and burial will be private.  Donations may be made in her name to Autism Speaks Office, 2 Park Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or special Olympics, Donor Offices, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washing, DC  20036;

           

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

November 11, 2009                    Page 16A

 

ronnie dale adams

 

            Ronnie Dale Adams, age 61, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2009 at his home.  Ronnie was born on November 11, 1947 in Union County, Georgia, to the late Coyle and Imogene Wilson Adams.  He was a member and deacon of Mt. Pleasant First Baptist Church and a US Army Vietnam Veteran. 

            Surviving family members include his wife, Linda Adams of the home; sons, Jeremy Adams of Blairsville; and Michael Adams of Atlanta, sisters and brothers-in-law, Gay & John Dybas of Irvine, California; Carol & Mac Warren of Blairsville; Janice & Ron Gratton of Blairsville; Charolette & Larry Conley of Blairsville; sisters, Audrey Andrews of Conyers, Georgia, and Pam Moon of Blairsville; brothers & sisters-in-law, Randall & Lilly Adams and Tommy & Gwen Adams, all of Blairsville; several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 2:00 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenney Beavers, and Rev. Evan Hughes officiating and a eulogy by Mr. Tim Collins.  Music was provided by Mt. Pleasant First Church Choir.  Pallbearers were Troy Dyer, Ronnie Kelley, Charles Brown, Ervin Plott, Larry Helton and Jerry Roberts.  Honorary pallbearers were Charles Hughes, Dale Tanner, Quinton Holbrooks, Reid Colwell, Evan Patterson, Junior Taylor, Denver Garrett, Scotty Poole and Doug Hughes.  Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant First Baptist church Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Ronnie’s memory to Mt. Pleasant First Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.  The  family received friends at the Cochran Funeral Home Friday from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.       

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

 

 

             

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

November 11, 2009                    Page 16A

 

robert phillips

 

            Robert Phillips, age 82, of Young Harris, GA, passed away November 7, 2009 at Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, Georgia.  Robert was born on May 28, 1927 in Union County, GA, to the late Emory and Flossie Phillips.  He was a member of Many Forks Baptist Church and a WWII Army Veteran.  Robert was preceded in death by brother, Richard Phillips, sisters, Elenore Phillips and Barbara Fry. 

Survivors include: wife, Pearl Phillips of the home, daughter, Carrie Phillips of Hiawassee, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Sharon & Vaughn Elliott of Murphy, NC, son, Alvin Phillips of Blairsville, GA, brothers, Roy Phillips of Blairsville, GA and Ronald Phillips of Young Harris, GA, sisters, Ruth Queen of Hoschston, GA and Wanda Crisp of Murphy, NC, granddaughters, Winter Elliott, Ashley Mull and Kayla Phillips, grandson, Vaughn Michael Elliott, great granddaughter, Kamryn Ashley Mull and several nieces and nephews. 

            Funeral services were held Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 2:00 PM from Many Forks Baptist Church with Rev. R.L. Martin officiating.  Music was provided by Troy Phillips.  Burial was in many forks Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were, Roger Phillips, Junior Phillips, Brandon Hogsed, John Gibson, Jimmy Chastain and David Crisp. 

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