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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 12, 2008        Page 17A

 

jimmy cook

 

            Mr. Jimmy Cook, age 84, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2008 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee, GA.  Mr. Cook was born Friday, March 21, 1924 in Polk County, TN, to the late William Andrew Cook and the late Narcie Alice Pickelsimer Cook.  Mr. Cook proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II, in Germany, under General Patton.  Jimmy was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, The American legion, Disabled American Veterans, North Georgia Honor Guard, national Riflemans Association, and had been a licensed Baptist Minister since 1968.

            He was preceded in death by first wife, Maebell Harkins Cook; son, William Clyde Cook; son, Jerry Cook; and granddaughter, Madison Michelle Riccatello; brothers, N.A. Cook and Edward Cook and sister, Julie Deyton.

            Surviving family members include his wife, Myrtle Carver Cook of Blairsville; daughter, Mollie Louise Brown, of Marietta, GA; son, James H. Cook, of Blairsville; son, Clifford earl Cook, of Braselton, GA; and daughter, Mabel Jean page, also of Braselton; sisters: Lucille Sisson and Maude Harkins, both of Lawrenceville, GA; Annie Belle Grisson, of Blairsville; and Lillie Ann Criswell, of Ellijay, GA; two brothers: Wilburn Cook and David Cook, both of Lawrenceville, GA; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with the Chaplain of North Georgia Honor Guard, Bob Huggins, officiating.  Members of North Georgia Honor Guard presented Military Honors.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: James Cook, Jimmy Cook, Bucky Cook, Casey Brown, Tim Brown, and Kenneth Brown.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort: Larry Moon and Vernon Cook.  Interment followed in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church cemetery in Blairsville.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, on Wednesday.

            If you wish, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to Chatuge Regional Nursing Home.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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willie walter murphy

 

            Mr. Willie Walter Murphy, age 86 of Pat Colwell Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 in the Erlanger Medical center following injuries received in an automobile accident.  Mr. Murphy was born on April 30 1922 in Cherokee county, NC, the son of the late Luther Murphy and the late Hattie Roberts Murphy.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County.  Willie was a loving husband, father, step father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He loved to sing and play the guitar and harmonica.  He was a wonderful friend to all who knew him.  He was preceded in death by his first wife of sixty years, Minnie Lou Murphy, an infant son, Jerry Murphy, two brothers and six sisters.  Mr. Murphy was a member and Deacon of Jones Creek Church of God.

            Surviving Mr. Murphy are his loving wife of four years, Doris Bell Murphy of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Edith Murphy of Blairsville, Bud and Diane Murphy of Blairsville, three step daughters and two sons-in-law, Carol gray of Blairsville, Brenda and Roy Lynch of Murphy, Michele and Dale Christopher of Graysville, TN, two step sons, Danny and John Mark Payne, both of Blairsville, four grandchildren, Shane, Daniel, Steven and Lydia Murphy, two great grandchildren, Taylor Michelle and Kane Eli Murphy, several step grandchildren and great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Terrell Jones and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Tommy Murphy, Sara Wilson and Michele Christopher.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Shane, Steven and Daniel Murphy, Danny Payne, David Stiles and Mike Krigline.  Interment followed in the Providence Methodist 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


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 12, 2008        Page 17A

 

michael forrest pearman

 

            Mr. Michael Forrest Pearman, age 63 of Old River Mill Rd., Blairsville and also Fox Hollow Ln., Bradenton, FL, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Pearman was born on Aug. 31, 1945 in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Frank Bently Pearman and the late Barbara Ann Carney Pearman.  Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather and also a friend to all.  He loved to fish and just sit and watch the river.  He had a great sense of humor.  Michael will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.  He was preceded in death by a brother, David Pearman.  Mr. Pearman was a member of Grace Methodist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Pearman are his loving wife Lou Pearman of Blairsville and Bradenton, four daughters and three sons-in-law, Amy and Matt Brown, Beth and Chris Rogers all of Bradenton, Christina and Michael Adams of Bluffton, SC, Jessica Michael Pearman of Bradenton, two brothers and one sister-in-law, Doug and Lugene Pearman, Gary Pearman all of Bradenton, five grandchildren, Michael, Landon, Cameron, Brycen and Ashton, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the Griffith-Cline funeral home in Bradenton.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the American Lung Association in memory of Mr. Pearman.  The family will meet with friends at the Griffith-Cline funeral home in Bradenton on

            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


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 12, 2008        Page 17A

 

kermit g. foster

 

            Kermit G. Foster, age 80, of Irondale, AL, passed away Monday, November 3, 2008 at his home.

            He was a native of Union County, GA and the son of the late Lewis Parker and Willie Marie Galloway Foster.  He was a retired home improvement salesman and a member of the Overton First Baptist Church of Irondale, AL.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Evelyn Foster; a brother, Kenneth Foster and three sisters, Carmen, Evelyn and Celia Foster.

            He is survived by his wife, Caroline Ann Tilson Foster; five sons, Kent Foster and his wife Debbie of Mineral Bluff, GA, Kevin Foster and his wife, Stephanie of Rutledge, TN, Kenny Foster and his wife, Barbara of Kokomo, IN, Greg (Butch) Foster and his wife Sherrie of Cleveland, AL, and Kerry Foster and his wife, Elizabeth of Birmingham, AL; two daughters, Karen Smithson and her husband, William of Clearwater, FL, and Kimberly Wade and her husband, Charles of Peachtree City, GA; three brothers, Keith Foster, Keiter Foster and Kendall Foster all of Blairsville, GA; three sisters, Regina Patterson, Reba Sosebee and Renette Foster all of Blairsville, GA; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Friday, November 7, 2008 at the Townson-Rose Funeral home Chapel in Murphy, NC.  Rev. Ray Harper and Rev. Avery Beaver officiated.  Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Baptist church Cemetery in Blairsville, GA.  Pallbearers were grandsons, Justin Foster, Joseph Foster, Jesse Mashburn, Mitchell Carreiro, Clayton Foster and Jeremiah Mashburn.  Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren, Courtney Foster, Randi Foster, Whitney Foster, Amy Foster, Kelli Wade, Skyler Foster, Blake Foster, Brook Wade and Sophia Foster.

            The family received friends on Thursday, November 6, 2008 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC.

            In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent in memory of Kermit G. Foster to the Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, PO Box 2273, Birmingham, AL 35201-2273.

            You can send tributes to the family at www.townson-rose.com.

            Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.